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great day. hello, you're watching the news hour live from doha. coming up, the syrian army launches a major offensive against rebels around aleppo as an upsurge in threaten threatens a fragile truce. protests in bangladesh after another blogger is killed after
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posting views on line. brazil protestors say president rousseff must go. the syrian army and alis launched an offensive south of aleppo. it is the biggest government operation in the area since a partial ceasefire came into effect late february. the fighting threaten to say derail the agreement which has reduced overall levels of violence in syria. u.n. sponsored talks to try to end the war are set to resume monday in geneva. >> the battlefield is syria is a crowded one, further complicated because of fract odd opposition groups and foreign intervention. despite a partial ceasefire, there is violence on the ground. government forces and allies are attacking rebel groups in
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aleppo. the biggest damascus led assault since a ceasefire came into effect in late february. they threaten a take the important area of palmyra in the province of homs from isil. isil still maintains control of large parts of the province where hundreds of civilians are held hostage. it is mostly rebels, including al-nusra and other more moderate groups in charge of idlib province. the halt in fighting allowed some people to come out on the streets again and in some cases protest against the more extreme groups such as nusra. the government retains control of the capital, damascus and most of president bashar al assad's home region, the army and opposition will be looking at their own interest at the forthcoming talks in geneva. >> what we have witnessed in the
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last one week or so is really equal taillightive elevation of battles particularly in aleppo, and the damascus suburbs. what is happening in aleppo is the most alarming. the government claims the opposition along with the nusra front have taken one of the most strategic hopes in north aleppo. what the government has been doing is to recapture these territories. there is also major fighting between the free syrian army and kurds in aleppo as well. may take on it is that as the geneva talks get closer, both sides are trying to maximize their interests. both sides are trying to have the upper hand in the diplomatic talks in the next few days. the syrian network for human rights said six rescue workers and mel can that staff were
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killed in syria in the month of march. the units are making a difference despite the daily taker. we have this report from the turkey-syria border. >> amar works for the civil defense. easy not just a driver. he's a rescue worker. when there are no air raids, he helps clean up the city. >> we're trying to help the people in more than one way, not only recovering people from under the rubble, but we clean the streets, debris, open the roads, contain the rubble from destroyed buildings. >> around 3,000 volunteers work in rebel held areas across eight syrian provinces. they are people from all walks of life, but they are paying heavy price. always on the front line, always the first to help.
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many times they become the targets. at least 109 of their staff have been killed since the group was founded in 2013. in neighboring turkey, we melt to the group's regional office, honoring a long list of casualties, celebrating the unknown heroes. against all the odds, they rescued at least 50,000 people, relying on the nations from non-governmental organizations in some western countries, secondhand recalls and equipment. >> we have 519 vehicles, not all of them are operational. half of them are secondhand but we fix and use them especially in besieged areas like damascus and homs. our teams put border tanks offer pick trucks to use fire engines or a motor bike as an ambulance. all were directly targeted.
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the systematic targeting, we don't know who is teaching who the system take way of targeting hospitals and ambulances. >> around 1,000 syrian civil defense workers have received traininging turkey and jordan. the white helmets have four training centers inside syria. back in aleppo, these men continue to work despite the threats or hardship. forty of them were killed in 2015. there are no guarantees that this year will be better. the truce has brought relative peace and calm, but it won't be too long before they are. iraqi army has begun phase two following a three week operation trying to recapture mosul. it's launched an operation in the contested village west of
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mooretown, south of mouse sell. thousands of people in fallujah face famine. aid groups have not been able to get food in to residents. routes are cut off leaving people stranded and starving. up to 50,000 people are trapped inside fallujah and the supplies are are noting out. >> we are deeply worried about the situation. based on information provided to us by key informants, we understand humanitarian conditions have deteriorated dramatically in the last three months. people have been under isil control for nearly two years now. they've been struggling that whole period but in the last three months, conditions have plum melted. according to reports that we have from key informants, there are very few medicines in the
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town. there haven't been resupplies of food probably in the last two months if not three months. already we know families are in stage two and stage three of negative coping mechanisms. this is when they cut back on the amount of calories they take, the number of meals that they're taking. we're very worried. if the systems can't reach people or if people around able a leave, we could be facing a catastrophe in that city. an initial statement confused people inside and outside of the country. who is in charge now? >> since the fall of long time leader muammar gaddafi in libya, various entities compete to fill and exploit the vacuum. in tripoli, is a self declared national salvation government. the coalition is headed by and
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supported by powerful militias. the justice ministry announced wednesday that this government was stepping down. shortly after, he threatened to prosecute any ministers who support the new u.n. backed government. that's the second body, the government of national accord, created under u.n. mediators last november. the prime minister designate arrived in tripoli under escort last week and has moved to consolidate power by winning the backing of the central bank and oil and investment authorities. the g.n.a. still does not have the party of the third administration, the house of representatives. that's the parliament that's been meeting in the eastern city of tobruk. pushed out of tripoli two years ago, it continues to claim legitimacy, because it was created following elections in 2014. it was recognized by the u.n. until last year. the u.n. envoy to libya says its support for the new government of national accord will be crucial.
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>> the house of representatives has to continue to arrange a meeting with all members of the parliament in order to endorse the government. it is very clear the legitimacy for the government of national accord comes from tobruk, comes from the parliament. >> then there's the newly formed state council. justice wednesday, it elected its new president. the state council made up of former members of the g.n.c., the general national congress, the oil power in tripoli. it was agreed that this body would serve as an upper chamber of government with the government of national accord and that together, they would hopefully unite libya. disputes in sri lanka, the government tries to resolve long
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standing property rights after the civil war. in sport, manny pacquiao hopes winning this belt can also help him win a political election. two thirds of dutch voters reject an e.u.-ukraine trade pact. dutch voters rejected that. the results are seen as a victory for the euro skeptic movement. the ukraine president is playing down the poll. this is just a cultative under the constitution. we are waiting for the dutch parliament. we continue to implement association agreement with the european union and ukraine will
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continue our movement to the european union. >> at 32%, the turnout was low, but just enough for the poll to be valid. >> would they approve the agreement with ukraine? nearly two thirds voted no, but the turnout was low. those who went to it is polls explained their reasons. >> it is a corrupt country and you don't need to want a contract like this with them. i mean, it doesn't help the citizens. it will only benefit the multi-national. it's top five of the corrupt government. >> you cannot abandon 14 million people. that's why i voted for this treaty. >> many euro skeptic dutch politicians campaigned against the agreement. for them, the referendum result was a welcome endorsement.
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>> i'm happy to see that the arguments we used in this campaign against the treaty have convinced two out of three voters, more than 60%, sitting 4% of the people said no to this agreement. >> the government had campaigned in favor of a yes vote. the foreign minister led the campaign. at an amsterdam polling station, he told me why. >> we have to support ukraine. the ukrainian people stood on the square, i would say fighting for liberty, economic posterity, and i think it's also in the interest of the dutch citizens. we need stability in europe. we need, we are a trading nation, so it's good for an upcoming market there. >> the question will be what effect this result has on e.u. relations with ukraine. then there is the effect o on te e.u. institutions. wrench comes like these could be
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used to affected governments in the e.u. >> if everyone is having referendums on e.u. matters on a national basis, then you may -- the whole decision making in brussels may be completely blocked. >> the dutch government did not want this referendum and certainly did not want this result. the problem is that in real numbers, fewer than one in five dutch voters voted no in this referendum and the result is not binding. the question for ministers is can they ignore the voters verdict and carry on with their ukraine policies. dominic cain, al jazeera in the hague. >> peter is from europe's policy think bank and said the vote spreads the belief the widespread powers should not be in brussels. >> it's the third time that people vote no against something e.u. related, first in greece, then in denmark, now the reasons
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for this are i would say largely to be found in brussels at a brussels policy level. there's wide support in europe for the rights to travel cheaply, but there is a lot of hostility against decision-making in brussels. people don't think decisions should be made in brussels, because that's too far away. they think campaigning for a no in netherlands. it's obvious that the leaf site in britain will try to take advantage of this. on the continent, there is a lot of discontent about the direction of the e.u. at the moment. there is potentially a lot of allies in order to scale back the european union to what it is supposed to be, which is nothing much more than a platform to open up trade, and it shouldn't
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be the center of decision-making. >> now to the on going tensions between armenia and azerbaijan. despite a ceasefire, there are accusations that the fighting continues. armenian backed forces violated the troops 119 times in the past 24 hours. this week, the area saw the most intense fighting between the two sites in 20 years. robin walker reports on the aftermath of four days of conflict. >> the road in the last armenian controlled village is littered with the signs of war, military and civilian. this man, who didn't want to be named, said rockets and shells started raining down saturday on on his home. >> when the fighting started, the family that lived here managed to escape before the house was destroyed.
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this is where the children slept. families on both sides of the front lines, armenian and palmyrai have had for years endured shootouts but it was never as bad as this. >> the technology of war has changed. an azerbaijani drone struck this van with a rocket. his brother had a miraculous escape. >> over there is where the bomb hit and over here is where the car ended up. >> another survivor, the 80-year-old doesn't consider himself lucky. he says his home has been hit twice now, back in the war in the 1990's and this past weekend. the guns point in the direction of azerbaijan. while we were there, they were silent. forces are, we're told, under orders to hold fire. for some who live here, waiting for the ceasefire to hold is not
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an option. it simply doesn't feel safe for them anymore. al jazeera. the russian foreign minister met azerbaijan's president to discuss the fighting. sergey lavrov held talks with him in baku. russia has helped to hold a truce in the territory. sod sides in january agreed to a transitional government in sudan, reappointing the former vice president. hundreds of bangladesh students protested against the killing of a liberal blogger. a law student who had expressed secular views on line was hacked with machetes and sheen shot.
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demonstrators blocked roads around the university demanding those responsible be arrested. we know how many assailants there were. are the authorities talking about an official motive here? >> no, their usual answer is they're looking into it, there will be investigation into it. of course most of the people are arrested on suspicions and they're usually from a brand of local militants organization, although we can't independently confirm those things. bangladesh has experienced last three years, six of these blogger killings, along with writers and even in some cases journalists. there were a couple of journalists, both were killed inside their home. it was one of the most sensational murder cases ins bangladesh's history. they were very prominent t.v.
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journalistses. that murder case hasn't been solved since 2012, despite protests. in other cases, bangladesh american born blogger killed last year, his case hasn't been solved. people are apprehensive and fearful. can we go on righting and blogs on social immediate in a and not get punished from one side or other. the government on its part saying they are investigating. most places, people picked up will be portrayed at some militant organization from bang bank but then you don't hear about those cases. there is a serious lack of confidence on the government and authorities that these cases are not resolved and this is causing the public outcry in bangladesh now. >> there was an attack on a catholic priest. people is there a connection between that organization and
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what we've seen over the past months? >> there could be, although the pattern of blogging killer are very similar. they come in the middle of the night or in isolated places. they use machetes. in the case of the italians and japanese, those were usually used guns. we know that in the intelligence society in the u.s., the isis claim for some of these particular incident, but bangladesh government total denies this, saying there is no connection for isis if the local militant organization, but they should dig deeper and see if there's excans and take cooperation of other agencies from regional companies, including the united states and others, because this is becoming too much recently, this particular killings of priests, couple of foreigners and then of course the balloters. none of them have clearly been resolved as of yet. >> thanks very much. >> at least 66 people have died in india as temperatures there soar in parts of the country.
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the mercury shot up to 40 degrees celsius, causing a shortage of drinking water and current power cuts. last year 85 people were killed by heat in one day. in the u.s. a state of emergency has been declared in 10 counties in kansas and oklahoma. wildfires have burned thousands of hectares of mainly rural land but forced some from their homes. fires are being battled still in some areas. flames raced across the arizona and california borders, too, the fire covered five square kilometers. it says the blaze is not heading towards homes, but hot spots continue to smolder and spark again. >> time for the weather, here's rob, spring time in ottawa, no.
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>> we've had snow, eight to 10 kilometers still lying on the ground. we should see a little spring. this is true of most of quebec. you might get an idea why, this massive cloud is drawing air from the south but mixing with cold stuff to the north. that mixture with this storm system here is causing this weather. you also notice little leaves of cold front or cold air coming south. these recently set off a couple of still to be confirmed, tornadoes in georgia, alabama and louisiana. it's not yet violent. they've had a pretty good start to the year in tornado alley. the weather is starting here, where the cold mixes with the great lakes causing influx of moisture. the temperature, most of the temperatures is lower, 13 in new york. temperatures drop even in central park in new york and the green lands around washington, you get snow.
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by the follow day, the sun comes out and it mets. this is still the wintery area. it's not gone away. you may have heard of the alberta clipper where air comes across the alberta plains and down here turns into a winter storm. still going, more to come. spring yet. peter. >> rob, thanks very much. >> thousands of people who lost property during sri lanka's civil war have a chance to get it back. the parliament passed a law to make that easier, but challenges remain. we have this report. >> they were teenagers when they fled 26 years ago. they were among an estimated 75,000 muslims driven out of the north and east regions by the tamil tigers fighting for an independent state. he found a man who was working
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the land previously owned by his father. >> he's the one come and told me, this place, this is your father's place. last month, two, three months ago, he almost died. i went to his friends. he said this is not your place, this is our place. they said to me if you come to this place, i'll kill you. >> i met the man whose family he says has taken over the land. he insists it was bought legally. >> my father paid money and bought that land. for five or six years, he worked those feeds. when the owner said he wanted to sell the land, my father bought it. >> the military still holds sizeable tracts of land in the former conflict area seven years after the end of the war, but conflict claims between private individuals are common here. a report was finished on land in
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the northern province. she found over 5,000 hectares of land is occupied someone other than the original owner. >> the north and east are going to have huge issues in terms of are land documentation, who are are the real claimers, who decides who the real claimants own that. >> a comprehensive mapping exercise must be carried out to get a clear picture of the issue. parliament has passed a new law that will make this process easier. disputes over landownership are one of the biggest problems in post war sri lanka. changes to the laws could bring hope that the real owners will someday get their lands back. al jazeera, northwest sri lanka. >> nigerians asleep in their cars cue for petrol long into the night.
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>> celebrating this hole in one.
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welcome back. you're watching al jazeera. a reminder of the top stories. the syrian army and allies launch add major offensive south of aleppo country side. it's the biggest government operation in the area since a partial ceasefire came into effect in late february. hundreds of bangladesh students protest the can i go of a liberal blogger. the law student hood expressed secular views on line was hacked by machetes by four men and then
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shot. one of libya's governments back tracked on stepping down. it had announced that it was giving way to the new unity government, but its leader said he'll prosecute any of his ministers who support the u.n. backed administration. let's get more on one of our headlining stories, that attack on a liberal blogger in bangladesh. it is the latest in gruesome killings against activists in the country. the blogger known for speaking out against religious fundamentalism was hacked to death on a crowded street. a month later, the on line activist was killed near his home. a blogger known for his atheist views was killed near his home in august.
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a publisher who published his works was stabbed to death in his office in november. let's talk to an independent saw the asian worker who focuses on human rights in bangladesh. is it the police, the relevant investigative authorities can't get close to finding the perpetrators or is something or someone stopping them? >> well, it is exactly that is -- that is the problem, because the police is not given the resources and the autonomy to investigate these killings and murders from all angles, but only from the angles that suit the authorities. and that is because it just serves the agenda of the government that these -- that culprits have got to be within the ranks of the opposition parties. they may well be within the
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ranks of the opposition parties, but what if they are also hiding within the ranks of the governing party? >> is that why when one of these killings happens, we get an almost pro forma identification of who the authorities think might be behind it, and then we hear nothing, people move on, they move on with their lives and they go on to another news story? >> it is the same story over and over again, and we know that since 2014, 2015, up to now, at least five people, probably six now, bloggers, writers, publishers, they're being hacked to death and every time there has been the same similar story, the statements that have been made by the authorities have been very, very similar. first, they accuse the opposition.
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they say that the radical islamist groups are hiding within the ranks of the opposition. there is no everything. they may well be within the ranks of the opposition or any other party, but there is no evidence. they don't show evidence. the second thing that they're saying is that the culprits will be brought to justice. the problem is that the police is not given the autonomy to investigate. for example, you know, we know that there are sections of the governing party, the student ring of the governing party. it is engaged in a lot of activities that defy the rule of law, vandalism, extortion, you just name it, but the police is not allowed to touch them.
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they are fertile ground for any criminals to hide within the lands. >> thank you so much for joining us here on the news hour. >> thank you. egyptian police and prosecutors arrived in rome to discuss the brutal killing of the italian student in cairo two months ago. the battered body was found in early february on the side of the road. italy have been critical of the investigation which blamed criminals for the murder. egypt hopes for an opportunity to boost ties with the gulf state. al as i as i and king salomon hope to discuss cooperation. in brazil, the push to have congress impeached, the president rousseff has found new support, the head of a congressional committee recommended a vote on her future
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should go ahead. a special impeachment commission said the impeachment is critical. for many in brazil, wednesday's events put rousseff closer to the possibility of being impeached. the spokesperson of the special committee in congress that is carrying out investigation on this whole process has said that there is enough evidence that an impeachable crime has been committed, but it is up to the senate for a vote and to carry out with the impeachment process. a member of the opposition and many are saying that this is a conversation he has been given could be tainted by his own opinion against the government. if passed, it moves to a full house vote. if that happens, it is going toward the senate and that is
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when the impeach process begins. that is when rousseff could be suspended from her position. the situation is complicated, because a judge from the supreme court is saying that the vice president should also be impeached for the same crimes that rousseff is, so that's how complicated the situation is in brazil. key political allies have been lost. many say that her chance of being impeached are increasing every day. a presidential candidate in the philippines is vowing to take on beijing over disputed islands in the south china sea. the can't dade has been compared to donald trump. we have this report. >> he has never been accused of
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playing nice. he is notorious for using death squads to take out criminals in his city. now, as a top contender for president of the philippines, he's vowing to take on one of the world's super powers, china. >> what will i do? listen to this very carefully, because i will do it. i will say to china alone, i will bring the flag of the philippines to their airport and plant the filipino flag. you want to blow me to bits? do it! i'd be happy to go with a bang. >> china and the philippines have been at heavy odds over who owns this string of islands in the south china sea. >> if elected president, he says he will first try negotiate with the asian rival.
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he views to reclaim the islands himself. >> i will not sacrifice the lives of the soldiers and armed forces of the philippines. i'd rather go there and they can waste me if they want. >> he is the most outrageous, the most colorful and the most interesting character in this upcoming presidential elections. i don't political watchers warn such talk will only escalate tensions with china. >> we'd like to compare him with trump of the u.s., because he likes to shock with his statements. he can be very irreverent and reckless. >> reckless perhaps, but for a mayor that has never run for a national seat, he has amassed a huge following. his tough pledge of getting rid of crime and corruption and making the philippines a strong nation resonates. >> what do you think of him? >> he's a good fighter, a good
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city mayor. he performs well, acts well, he lets the actions do the talking. >> filipino's may love his tough approach, but if elected, it will likely guarantee stormy waters ahead on the international front. al jazeera, the philippines. more than 10,000 war veterans are meeting the zimbabwe president in what should be a tense meeting. we have this report. >> this is what happened back in february. these war veterans had wanted to hold a rally to show their frustrations over their leaders. police would not let them. they are concerned 92-year-old president is being manipulated by people close to him who want to take over. >> what do you want to achieve? do you want to destroy what we
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fought for? we want to know why are you treating us like dogs? >> shortly after police dispersed the war veterans, the president spoke on national television. >> they are hurt or at least they had this water from the cannons down their bodies, in the eyes. we agree that they suffered this. >> in the past, the war veterans have been a powerful and sometimes dangerous lobby group. they led the often violent land reform program where land was ceased from white owners and given to blacks. the president is a patron of the
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war veterans and it is believed it is a battle for influence. >> it is a battle and perhaps the patron wants to read the riot act to them, but in turn, the veterans are saying we will protect our space. >> the president has agreed to meet the war veterans thursday. >> there is speculation over how much influence the president's wife has over him. the war veterans worry that he is being manipulated by several people, including his wife, who is nearly 40 years younger than him. >> it's also alleged grace leads one faction in the party. many war veterans seem to back a faction led by the vice president, who's also a liberation war hero. some analysts say he has managed to stay in power partly because the war veterans protected him, which means you have to convince the former freedom fighters that he is still capable of making his own decisions.
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>> let's get more on that. joining us here, a political analyst joins us. in your opinion, doctor, why is he handling it this particular way. >> the war veterans are critical for the president. he will always be dependent on all war veterans. history has a way of repeating itself. in 1998, the zimbabwe economy collapsed and the president started paying war veterans and entering the war. now, here we are again, in a similar situation, the economy is doing badly and he is unable to pay most of this war with
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veterans and inside dynamics which are setting to unravel themselves. >> he of course cannot last forever and yet he hasn't anointed a successor. i guess it's not his style to do that, is it? >> indeed, and that's also the greatest danger as a brand, as well as giving a greatest threat not only to zimbabwe, but the entire region in the african continent, that if anything happens to the president, god forbid, chances are internal squabbles might destroy the party.
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unlike other african nationalist movements, we're able and willing to have clear cut succession ways. he is continually making the same mistake, depending on him surviving through the new century. frustration is mounting in nigeria as a petrol shortage in this oil rich country drags on. residents in the largest city sleep in their cars. some have lost their jobs because they had to cue for fuel instead of going to work. the refineries are blamed for the shortages. still ahead, this used to be nothing more than a huge junk
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yard. now it's one of america's most open air car museums. we'll give you a tour. take it away. ♪ old car city, u.s.a. in the sports news, a hong kong female snooker player makes news.
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welcome back. you're watching the al jazeera news hour. just to get you up to date what we're hearing, these are the geneva talks about syria, scheduled to happen or kick off again, they're into another round of discussions this coming monday. the u.s. special envoy to syria being quoted by reuters saying there is a slight delay to that process. they will kick off instead two days later, wednesday at u.n. headquarters in geneva instead of monday. more on that for you throughout the coming hours here on al jazeera. country music legend merle haggard died at the age of 79. ♪ his music celebrated working class america and its values. republican john mccain named his hit song if you make it to november as his team song. he is inducted into the country
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music hall of fame. bollywood films are causing something of a row in pakistan. film producers and distributors filed a motion, wanting the films to be banned in india which they say hurts the economy. >> four years ago, there were only 12 screens in lahore. now there are 32 here. one of the reasons for the expansion is pakistan allowing bollywood films from india to be screened. the director of p.a. of cinema in lahore said the popularity of bollywood themes, better quality films and an enhanced movie watching experience. >> there is a need for these films if you want to save the pakistani cinema industry. if they don't come here, it will go back to a nearby industry. >> some have asked the city high
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court to ban indian films. >> the government says the pakistani cinema is growing object but only in middle class areas and the middle class don't watch pakistani cinema, because of body wood, we can't make new films. that's why we want them banned. >> distributors say it is a threat to fortune productions. the cinemas and movie houses often owned by the same company who us the ticket money to fund the films. >> it is becoming a middle class activity. some will close down because they don't have enough money to make the films that the people here want to watch. once again, in pakistan, it's the traditional versus the modern. >> the film industry specialized in making language films with low budgets and themes that resonate with the poor. pakistani films have got bigger
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and tickets more expensive. >> those cinemas are too far away and expensive. >> across town in one of the more affluent areas, it's another story. >> indian films are necessary. they are entertaining, they have stories, technology, sound effects. pakistani films don't have that. >> it's clear the film industry is changing. they are divided on whether that's a good thing. al jazeera, lahore. time for sports news, andy, i'm senses golf. >> it is a good guess, golf. the serious business of the first major of the year getting underway. jordan speith has started the defense of his masters title. he's a three time master champion, now is ad 80, showing the younger generation just how often it's done. this is wednesday's par three
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tournament held. he is one of a record nine players to do this on the day, a hole in one coming up, a nine time major winner when he lost won the masters back in 1978. the majority of the players still tee off in the main event, three time winner phil mickelson gets going in an hour's time. jason day has won back-to-back tournaments. he is partnered with four time major winner. and world number three, rory mcelroy's day, it's the only major he's yet to win. the northern irish man is working hard to keep up with speith and day. >> i'm clinging on at the minute. a few wins will change that, but it's, you know, yeah, of course it's motivating. you don't want to see guys beating you.
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you want to be the best, so you want to go out and win tournaments and try as hard as you can, and but i feel like i'm close. >> german club in a quarter final appearance beat real madrid 2-0. scoring two goals inside seven minutes, giving a big chance of an upset next week in the second leg. the coach thinks his team can turn it around. >> i think we should talk about the first half of the match, because in the second half, we played a bit better. the only thing we need to do now is stay relaxed. it doesn't going to make me crazy, but we are feeling hurt now, because losing is always painful. we know we have the chance to change that. >> the other quarter final wednesday full of mistakes and lots of goals. it finished to man city with those two away goals will be
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considered slight favorites. >> i don't think that between teams, big teams, you never had a february team. we must play a very good game in manchester if we want to continue further in the premier in the champion league. >> the focus shifts to the final. the big one possibly down on the bottom there. >> i prepare my team. that's why i'm here on a place i had a wonderful time. it's better to be here. i don't know. north korea or something, and so, i feel pretty good, and it's a big game, and yeah. and my team is involved. that's cool.
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>> one brazilian footballer had an interesting night out. 19-year-old gabriel opened the scoring against the argentinean. the second goal gives his side a 2-1 lead before half time. he was looking pretty happy with his night's work. his one man performance continued after the break. here he is, kicking out opponents. he got a red card for his efforts. this match continued 3-3. >> manny pacquiao hopes his fight can enhance his political as well as his boxing reputation. no world title is at stake in this third meeting of the pair, but bradley has beaten 12 world champions. pacquiao insisting this will be his last fight. >> as a boy that's speaking in
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front of you now, i experienced sleepinging in the street with no food, sometimes i'm hungry, we don't have food. i just drink water to survive. that's my life. how god transformed my life into this level of wife. that's why i'm exciting and thankful to god for everything that he give it to me. the edmonton oilers said goodbye to their home of 40 years wednesday. playing their last game as rexall place, former lier the north lands coliseum. it was here wayne gretsky won four stanley cups in the 1980's. ahead of their move to a new arena, they won in style here, beating the canucks 6-2. no women have ever qualified for the world championships, but one hong kong native is attempting to change that. she became the third asian woman to compete. she is also the first
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non-british female world champion. the 25-year-old lost her encounter but still does have a chance of reefing the main event. >> i think this is the biggest commission in the world and i was quite nervous in the game that i think because it was a tough game. >> we'll follow her progress in that qualifying tournament. for now, that is all your sport. >> many consider junk yards an eyesore, but in the american state of georgia, one family owned business is changing that with a huge collection of classic vehicles, old car city is gaining a global reputation. candy gallagher has the story. >> for more than 80 years, it's been the final resting place for cars that are no longer wanted.
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as these woods began to fill with rusting heaps of metal, the reputation of what's now known as old car city grew. >> 1931, mother and daddy started it off. >> the owner played angst the wrecks as a child. now he says it's the visitors who take away the best memories. >> one word, amazing, and i'll be back. some people stay for two, three, and four days. i'm making a lot of smiles across the world out of this old rust. >> even pouring rain can't keep photographers away from this classic young yard. it was advice given long ago by a strange we are a camera who ensured the survival of this wonder in the woods. >> he comes back and said i took some incredible photographs. you should start charging people to come and take photographs. my dad's reply was i'll start with you. how much would you like to pay? >> the road from road to rust
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reveiled. >> there are 4,000 classic american cars. what makes this place unique is accessibility. there are no guard dogs, no signs telling you to keep out, just a simple visitation to watch man made machines being slowly taken back by nature. >> it is thought this is one of the largest car collections of its kind in the world and now more of a museum than junk yard, inspiring family friend fast eddie mcdaniel to give this place its own theme song. ♪ old car city, u.s.a. >> al jazeera, old car city, georgia. that's it, do stay with us, we're back in a few minutes with 30 minutes of al jazeera world news. we'll see you then.
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the syrian army launches a major offensive against rebels around aleppo as the fires threatening to derail a fragile truce. ♪ hello, welcome. you are watching al jazeera. also coming up this hour. protests this bangladesh after another blogger is murdered for posting secular views online. brazil moves one step closer to impeaching its president, the leader of