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♪victories for ted cruz and bernie sanders in the race to the white house. you are watching al jazeera live from doha. in the next half hour, one of libya's two ribble governs steps down for the sake of political unity. iceland's prime minister becomes the first major casualty from the fallout of the panama papers. and the international criminal court throws out the case again kenya's deputy president based upon insufficient evidence.
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♪ the race to the white house in the united states and republican presidential hochful ted cruz has defeated sfwront runner donald trump, a heighter contest for the democrats but bernie sanders, both candidates delivering victory speeches saying they have the momentum state three weeks ago, media said wisconsin was a perfect state for donald trump. but hard working men and women of wisconsin stood and campaigned tirelessly to make sure that tonight was a victory
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for every american. >> bernie sanders after a difficult start says the vict victory is with him. >> in our victory with wisconsin, we have now won seven out of eight of the last caucus and we have won almost all of them with overwhelming, landslide numbers. kimberly halkett has the wraps from wisconsin. >> reporter: the path to the nomination has certainly become more difficult for both the republican and democratic frontrunners, donald trump and hillary clinton. as a result of these victories in the wisconsin primary, ted cruz speaking to his supporters thanked them and said that he is now the one who can unify the
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republican party. speaking indirectly to the fact that donald trump that certainly gathered an awful lot of negative press which could have contributed to his significant loss here in this state. on the democratic side, bernie sanders also defying what he said were the media and polster expectations showing that he has the grassroots support he needs to win the democratic party nomination and now promising with a win in wisconsin as well as in previous states that he will go on to win even bigger states, allowing him to also find a pathway to the republican or rather democratic nomination. but still, the delegate math favors the frontrunners, donald trump and hillary clinton. at the same time, what we have seen is their momentum has been blunted and the pathway to those nominations just got a lot more messy. >> lanna brown, a professor of politics at the george washington universities. she said the.
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>> it is true that senator sanders has won a number of contests. we have to look at what type of contests these are. and what he has been doing very well in and doing well among are those who are independents who are able to vote in these open primaries like wisconsin or in closed caucus contests. so we see that this race by the time it moves to new york will have a very different character. new york has a closed primary. >> means that democrats are the ones who will be voting, not independents, and when you look tonight, even at the exit polls, senator sanders and secretary clinton split democrats 50/50. well, certainly, ted cruz's win tonight is a large one and a significant one. i mean he did post at least what were expecting to be a 15% margin that is much larger than any of
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the polls predicted wisconsin was going to be. and again, i think it's also important to look. he won republicans in this contest. donald trump likes, like senator sanders won independent. as we move forward, these close contests will change the character of the race, and i do think on the republican side, we are certainly looking at a contested convention whereas on the democratic side, hillary clinton is likely to gain the delegates she needs to win the nomination, butnator sanders will be able to kind of stay a thorn in her side, perhaps all the way through june. >> one of libya's leading political groups has anow is ed it will be ceasing activities. this is seen as a step towards political unity. other parties remain united over a u.n. brokered deal.
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>> reporter: the u.n. special envoy to libya is all smiles. that's because he managed to reach the capitol to meet part of the unity government he helped form. but he knows further progress won't be easy or quick. >> it must become again an international city where the embassy re-opened their embassies. this will take some time. it may not be tomorrow but we all have to push together. >> he was greeted with the news that a triply based political group would step aside. the government isn't the only challenger. another has refused the u.n. broker ed deal. repeatedly rejust a second the government of national accord also known as the gna. >> veteran politician has been tasked to head the gna with a challenge to unite libya. he arrived by sea because threats prevented him from arriving by air. since then, he has been mostly
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confined to a naval base. this is the first time libyans have reason to be optimistic after months of fighting has reduced many cities to rebel and caused a power vacuum being exploited by arms fighters and groups linked to isil. our main demand t have the government, security and an army. we don't want militia. we want a government of unity. we want an army, police, salaries and stability. we want a state that can protect its borders. simple demands are a major challenge for libya. political rivalries and malitias and other armed groups. >> iceland's prime minister is the first casualty of the so-called panama paper scandal which shows how some public figures are avoiding tax. he had resigned after documents showed his wife had moved millions of dollars offshore to
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the virgin islands. >> reporter: it is as far as you can imagine from iceland to the british virgin islands but the attempt by the prime minister here to help hide his wife's wealth there have finally, caught up with him. anna rungs an ice cream country. lots oft. >> very sour and bitter. >> leaves a sour taste in your mouth? >> yeah. yes. like we all feel today. >> is that how you feel about it? >> yeah >> sad and i am ashamed like i am ashamed to be an icelander. >> having walked out of the interview spent monday saying he wouldn't resign and tuesday saying he would if his coalition partners would i want stand by him. for now, it's a stand-off.
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opposition groups believe he won't last until a planned know confidence vote on thursday. >> no meetings in the parliament. no chamber meetings or committee meetings because people feel the parliament cannot function in this state of crisis. we have a full-fledged political crisis and everybody except the prime minister, himself, recognized this has done tremendous damage to the reputation of iceland in an international context. >> protests over all of this reflects betrayal among the people. since iceland recovered from the bank crash, could nstruction projects restarted. the country's banks remain weak and government controls mean a limit on how much icelanders can even take out of cash millions. no context, the idea their prime minister has been helping his wife to hide tennessee of millions of dollars so far away is for many people absolutely
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infuriating. so wintress has become part of the language in misquoted shakespeare, and this reads "not my prime minister." soon he may not be. >> panama's government says it will cooperate with any investigations following the panama paper's leak but threatening to take action against any move to put it on a gray list of uncooperative tax haven i see. adam raney has the latest from panama city. >> that threat from france was a step too far for panama. it responded immediately. >> in the case of france or any other country that includes panama on a gray list, the national government will have to analyze the situation and take a series of measures which could include reciprocal measures in a country that includes us on a gray list. what that threat means, though, is unclear. regardless of what pan steps
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panama takes, the attention to the financial sector is unwanted. carlos gonzalez says domestic politics only left panama with one choice. >> they had to respond because there was political pressure, grassroots political pressure to defend national interests. >> since sunday's publication of the so-called panama papers, the government has been on a mission to tell reporters how much it has reformed the financial system making it stronger and more transparent. it's a sector that has spurred growth and brought in billions of dollars. it's also long been known to attract criminals laundering money and rich investors two months ago the country was removed from a global list of money laundering countries only to now face the threat of being put back on such a list. >> translator: it's a shame the
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news story comes out at the moment we want to show the world that they are comply with banking normal mvps. they talk about us like we are specialists in money laundering. >> many leaders around the world don't buy the manmanian government claims it cleaned up its act. they are pushing for more draftic steps. panama city. >> in the united states, president barack obama says tax avoidance is a global problem and one his administration is working to stamp out. patty colhane has this report. >> american people aren't talking a great deal about the panama papers in part because no americans have been named yet. president barack obama made a surprise trip into the press briefing room hoping to use the news of the panama papers to highlight another change that his administration has made that went pretty much unnoticed on monday. it had to do with the way corporations behave and what they do with their money. they have not the same things as the panama papers. really, the only thick they have in common is that they might
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steam along. in theory, they are mostly for the for the /* for the most part legal? >> i wanted to make sure that we highlighted the importance of the treasury's action and why it did what it did. this directly goes at what's called corporation inversions they are not new. simply put, it's when big corporations acquire small companies and then change their address to another country on paper in order to get out of paying their fair share of taxes here at home. even the president admitted he can try to make it harder for companies to make those steps but he can't permanently close the loophole. only the u.s. congress can do that. they seem unlikely to do that given it is an election year. there is one company, pfizer, a huge pharmaceutical company who was hoping to move its headquarters over to ireland for lower tax rate. these new rules make it seem like that merger now will not go through. >> still ahead on al jazeera:
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refugees protest as greece and their. >> drastic measures to tackle an environmental emergency.
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you are watching al jazeera. a reminder of our top stories this hour. republican presidential hopeful ted cruz has defeated frontrunner donald trump in the wisconsin primary. while it was a tighter contest for the democrats, bernie sanders managed to add to his
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recent victories over hillary clinton. >> libya has taken another step toward unity. issuing a statement saying it it will step down the decision follows the arrival of a u.n.-backed unity government in the capitol last week. iceland's prime minister resigned against rising public anger. he had been facing a no confidence vote and mass prose tests. he will stand out for financial dealings. judges at the international criminal court have dismissed the case against kenya's deputy president based upon insufficient evidence. william ruto had been charged with crimes against humanity. the allegations against him relate to political violence in 2007 in which 1,000 people were killed. malcolm wen reports now from niarobi. >> charged with crimes against humanity, and now his trial is
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being brought to a close. it's a good day. for his supporters, too. judges at the international criminal court declared a mistrial alleging witness interference and political meddling. here in his hometown, some people celebrated in the stwreet. >> they went for the wrong people. so at least we can look at them, ju justice has been done. victims are crying out. not good as scheduled. >> eight years ago, more than a thousand people were killed in violence following a disputed election. more than half a million were dissipates. the international criminal courts property cutesors says politicians you organized the violence. rutto and sang were among six kennians charged. one by one, the cases fell
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apart. witnesses recounted statements or disappeared. the prosecutor and rights groups allege a campaign of bribe re and intimidation, something the defendant denied. for victims, there has been no justice abrought or at home. in kenya, nobody was charged. northa cataley's niece was shot and killed during the violence. she said it's too late to make a difference anyway. >> they jail them or let them go. it doesn't benefit me because if that child was still alive she would have gone up by now. she could have been going to work, have had he own family. a child and even a husband. >> rutto and lawyers asked for an acquittal. >> would mean they could never be tried on the same charges. th didn't get it. >> according to the majority, this decision does not preclude new prosecution in the future either at the icc or international jurisdiction. this decision may be subject to
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appeal. >> it seems unlikely the pros-keiths will find more willing witnesses any time soon. so for now, victory for rutto and much of kenya's political class and nobody left on trial, a major plow for the i ccs investigation here al jazeera, niairob nairobi, kenya. >> police in ba rather than have fired teargas to dpers protesters. they had hurled stones at security forces. they were among thousands of mourners who attended the funeral of a routine age boy who died on monday. his family says he died of injuries suffered in a police chase. greece has postponed the deportation of the next group of refugees and migrants until friday. refugees on a holding center have been protesting against the eu-brokered agreement. the demonstrators are among thousands who arrived in le sp os in recent weeks, waiting for
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their asylum requests to be protests. >> more from the greek island of le sp os. >> reporter: the migration office confirming that for the time being, deportations have been suspended. what we understand is that the numbers are not sufficient to send people back to turkey. the majority of the people locked up in detention centers there, approximately 3,000 of them on greece's island want to apply for asigh lem. you cannot send them back to turkey until they have been given the chance to actually apply for asylum. we know the system is not in place. it's not working properly. the office kong firming that they are sending more staff to greece's eye lansdz on wednesday. judges, lawyers, interpreters to try to speed up the process but telling us this will not formally start until the end of the week. so far, those who have been sentence back to turkey did so
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voluntarily. they were given the chances to apply for asylum. they chose not to. people in the detention centers are growing increasingly anxious, worried, uncertain of their future. this is going to take some time. greek officials say the normal is three months. but they are promising to speed up the process an the 3,000 locked up in detention centers, they are not among the 50,000 who were stranded in greece. those people are not part of the eu/turkey deal. >> thousands of per you'veians have been protesting against kako fujimori's run for president. her father is serving a 25 year sentence. in lima. >> thousands of peruvians are marching against the candidacy not only here in the center of lima, but also in other cities around the country. these are not the first marches
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throughout this electoral campaign. many people marching, rejecting the candidacy of the daughter of he who is in jail for human rights abuses and man rights abuses and corruption. >> most of them, poor people while they were fighting terrorism, now they can also -- they are also telling me that they cannot forget the years where the second -- those years, the right hand man of alleppo, gave out thousands and thousands
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of dollars in bribes to politicians congressmen, business men, journalists right and left. so people here are saying that they will not -- that they will not vote for anyone named fukimori. now, he was the first lady during those years. was never accused of any crime. however, she wants and she needs to win the hearts and minds of some of these people at least to win the presidency because polls say that at least 50% of per you'vians are against her candidacy and they say that they will never vote for her. >> chile is being criticized for the weigh it proscutes human rights abuseers committed by security forces. an am nenesty international rep accuses police of using excessive force against
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protest protesters. >> reporter: students, striking workers or indigenous groups, when chileans go out to protest, riot police are there in force. according to a new report by amnesty international, all too often, they use excessive, indisriminate force causing sir serious injuries and even death. the report documents at least four cases in which riot police killed protesters but were never sentence to prison. because of a legal system that dates back to the dictatorship that ended 26 years ago. >> chile has a mil tarized police considered part of the armed fors so that members can be judged in military rather than civilian courts. in a sense, we are perpetuating i impuni impunity. given chile's past history seems a very bad signal. with rare exceptions, the
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military courts protest rather than punish abuseers by the security forces. >> four years ago, riot police tried to break up. the highway you see behind me, one of them fired live ammunition into the air and one of the bullets hit the bridge that you see here and ricochetted all the way down this street 60 meters, killing a 16-year-old student. manuel guiterrez's family not to have the case heard before a civilian court. even though it was proven police tried to cover up the program and an officer fired the bullet that killed manuel, the sentence was 400 days to be served at home. >> kwefl like we are being treated as third-rate citizens, that his life meant so much. we would never rest in peace
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because the asass inof a 16-year-old boy is running around free and easy because he was wearing a uniform. >> it is a system that gives security forces free reign to commit abuses. 10 years after the enter marion court of rights ordered chilly to perform the military justice system, cases involving civilians go before civilian courts, the government continues to drag its feet, a disturbing sxwooement on a country that fought so hard to restore its democracy. al jazeera, santiago. >> mexico city is taking drastic measures to tackle the first environmental emergencifo in 14 years. private cars will be allowed on the road for one day a week and one saturday each month. natasha gname reports. >> smog drapes mexico city like a filthty blanket.
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for the next three months, all drivers must leave the keys to their cars at home one day a week and one saturday a month. he electric and hybrid car owners are exempt. >> how can i agree with the policy when so many are going to be left without a way of getting around. >> i think that's how they are not doing their jobs well. the stop gap measures has people on buses and subway cars. public transportation was strain to go keep up with the demand and has been criticized for being unsafe, uncomfortable and inefficient. >> it's chaos. i am arriving 8:30 and 9:45 because of the metro and the buts. >> environ mements groups say they are inhaling dangerous levels of pollution because of a supreme court decision. it over turned a law requiring cars older than eight years to stay off of the roads one day a week. >> greenpeace says the program
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is not a long-term fix and doesn't address other factors c contributing to pollution such as factories. >> 80% of public money that's devoted to transportation goes to infrastructure like tunnels, bridges and highways. the majority must go to improving public transportation. >> reporter: some people are sidestepping the new policy by using carpools. one company tells us they are seeing an increase in customers but only offers service to and from the city. >> i think it would be good if they did trips within the city so we woucould carpool. >> would be a big help. >> in the meantime, there is more anger on the streets of mexico city than usual adding to the backlash and uncertainty about what happens after this three-month program ends. right now, government officials aren't saying. natasha gname, al jazeera mexico city. >> the instant messaging service what's app is increasing the
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services. it's owned by facebook and says it will be impossible for hackers or governments to read messages or intercept voice calls. authorities in the united states and brazil have pressed them for a user statement. more on our website at aljazeera.com. [ ♪ ] everything you are looking at at some point were covered with water. a lot of people want to move away, they can't afford to sell their house, throw another well. >> how did we get to this point. >> assuming that water would never run out.