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happen. >> he stood up, he said "i'm finished". >> the realities. >> i thought it was worth us taking a shot. a second batch of migrants are sent back to greece from turkey you're watching al jazeera live from our headquarters in doha. also ahead, panama papers scand scandal and protesters want
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macri to stand down and more greek authorities are preparing to return another bachelor of migrants to turkey. the e.u.-turkey deal came into effect on monday. buses have groups of migrants to ports into the greek islands are boats are preparing to take them on. we're live on the turkish coast as the refugees are due to arrive. in lesbos where the first boat has set sail. what have you seen? you >> reporter: up to 150 people will be deported today. that's what we understand from authorities here. already 45 were placed on a ferry and sent back to turkey.
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all of them were pakistani,s, all were male and all from officials here did not want to apply for asylum. so they're value tailor returning to turkey-- voluntarily returning to turkey. this is the second group to be deported back this week. the deportations began on monday and just like monday there were no disturbances. it was calm, orderly. we saw the people arrive in buses. they were taken from the detention camp under heavy police presence. each migrant escorted by an officer from frontex, the e.u. external border protection agency. they did not seem to be resisting deportation. the only disturbances from protesters. the u.n.h.c.r. confirming to us
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that they had access to these people, they were able to talk to these people and they left calmly. the e.u. expressing concern that safeguards, not all safeguards, are in place in greece and turkey. one of them is a process of requesting asylum. we know greek authorities have been suffering from administrative chaos, if you like. they required help and now the e.u. has sent experts on the island and the process has formally begun. groups like amnesty international expressing concern that once they start processing these asylum claims, who is to judge if turkey is a safe country for each individual, under what criteria. this is something that has not been made clear as of yet, but what we understand from the e.u. asylum office, each and every person who wants to claim asylum in greece will be given that chance and each and every case will be analysed
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thank you very much for the time being. as you were saying about the batch being sent, there is that boat and we believe it is heading towards dikili. it will soon be arriving there with the batch of migrants. that is where they will be arriving shortly where you are shortly. >> reporter: that's right. it has just arrived. that's what happened on monday. as zana was saying, there are 45 pakistani males on board. authorities here saying that they are voluntary returnees, although there is some question as to how voluntary this process is, whether people's rights are being observed, whether they
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have the kind of information and access to legal facilities that they need. certainly when they request get near to turkey, if things go as they did on monday, there will be protests at the dock side, they will be bussed to a detention center in north-western turkey. there is an ngo of trying to set up a way to match up these people with legal representation because that someone of the main concerns, whether they have full legal rights and full information as to their fate once they get here. if they are from pakistan, then the likelihood is they will be deported back to pakistan. we've been speaking to a smuggler this week who says that many of these people have decided not to make this journey any more because of this demonstration of this e.u. turkey deal. however he has been trying to encourage them to make the journey anyway because they can still claim asylum. there is a huge shortfall in the
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numbers needed to process the asylum applications on the other side of this short straight of sea water. there are some who are gambling on trying to get there. it's important for the e.u. and turkey to demonstrate that it works. so far it has been a stuttering start thank you for that. there is growing anger at argentina's president because of a panama paper scandal. hundreds protesters have gather outside parliament house demanding the president resign. on thursday a public prosecutor asked for permission to investigate the president's role in offshore accounts after he was named in the panama papers. macri says he has nothing to ride. >> reporter: argentina's president won last year's
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election and promised to crackdown on corruption. now he is at the center of a probe on just that. it is over his connection with an offshore company in the bahamas. the details have been released in the papers. he has sworn that he has done nothing illegal. >> translation: i am at ease. i have respected the law and i have nothing to hide i will give all the information before a judge. i am also at the disposal of any judge >> reporter: many think differencely >> translation: why do people have offshore companies? in general to hide something. what we want to know is what he was trying to hide from the state. that's why he needs to be investigated >> reporter: a state prosecutor agrees. he has asked the judge to open an investigation into the president's alleged offshore dealings. his name and in a company owned by his father. he says the company was closed in 2008 and that he was not a
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share holder of the company and never received any money from it. it is now up to the judge to decide if there is enough evidence to open an investigation. this these revelations are happening at a special time in argentina and that is when businessmen and politicians close to the former president cristina kirchner are appearing in courthouse every day. former president kirchner is expected to appear in court next week. the call for an investigation into president macri is being viewed as part of a bigger political fight in the country between kirchner's party and the current government. questions are being raised by the independence of the judiciary. >> translation: they're investigating everyone, but some judges are also taking sides between those who support the government and those who oppose it. >> reporter: macri is facing other problems. rampant inflation is not making his job easy and economic
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instability has forced people on the streets. his appearance in the papers is only adding to the pressure the british prime minister david's camera's late father was also implicated in the panama papers scandal. it is said he only benefited from the offshore fund before he took office. he sold his stake for $40,000 in 2010 before entering downing street >> we owned 5,000 units in the investment trust, which we sold in january 2010. that was worth something like 30,000 pounds. >> reporter: was there a profit on it? >> i paid income tax on the dividends, but there was a profit on it, but it was less than the capital gains tax allowance, so i didn't pay capital gains tax, but it was subject to all the u.k. taxes in all the normal way. i want to be clear about it all
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because i don't have anything to hide in iceland, protests over the panama papers scandal continued for a third day there calling for immediate elections. the prime minister resigned on tuesday after he was implicated in the revelations. demonstrators are demanding the resignation of other officials who have been named in the papers. new pictures have been released of the third aspect in the brussels bombing. he is believed to have escaped after his explosives failed to detonate. >> reporter: walking away from an attack that caused carnage. this shows the third suspect in the brussels airport bombing. the so-called man in the hat who fled the airport when his bomb failed to explode. cctv footage shows him in a nearby town without his
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distinctive jacket. investigators have pieced together images for two hours after the attack. the authorities hope that someone at street level may have spotted him. >> we especially appeal to people who might have taken a photograph of the suspect or link they can provide extra information on this issue. they're requested to call the telephone number that will be shown on the site or email addresses. all information will be handled discretely. >> reporter: three attackers are believed to have attacked the airport with two of them blowing themselves up. the man on the left here worked as a cleaner at the european parliament in 2009 and 10. he is suspected of being the bomb maker for the paris attacks. salah abdeslam believed to be the only surviving member of the paris group, is in brussels.
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he won't be extradited to france for a couple of weeks >> translation: the belgian arrest warrant needs to be lifted before he can be handed over to france. this will happen in a few weeks. he needs to be heard in another case. >> reporter: as the hunt goes on for the third airport bomber, a senior f.b.i. official have accused allies in europe of ignoring tools to track potential terrorists. for now, they need to use this footage to find this man measures are being stepped up to help protect the ceasefire between armenian and azerbaijan forces in nagorno-karabakh. the truce is into its fourth day, but both sides are accusing each other of violations. >> reporter: a flurry of
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diplomacy has followed recent fighting in nagorno-karabakh at a trilateral meeting between azerbaijan, russia and iran. foreign ministers discussed the violence. azerbaijan cease an opportunity to kick-start the long stalled process for a comprehensive settlement. >> it is a must for everyone has recognised it is unacceptable that there will be ideas that somebody has that theshgs can keep as it is for ever or a long period of time and then it will be more outbreaks of the clashes. >> reporter: what azerbaijan wants is for pressure to be put on armenia to withdrew its army from occupied azerbaijan territory. the country best positiond to apply that pressure is russia. moscow has lobbied hard for both
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sides to step back from the brink of all out war and it has strong relations with armenia. >> translation: undoubtedly we are more interested, perhaps more than any other foreign partners of the two countries, that this conflict is resolved as soon as possible. those that suffer are displaced people, people who live in the region and the region itself. its integrity as a transit infrastructural region is under mined. >> reporter: the prime minister was to meet hills counterpart. russia has been unable or unwilling to push them hard. armenia shows little signs of abandoning its protection of azerbaijan's ethnics in nagorno-karabakh. the guns are mostly silent now,
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but renewed violence could conceivably pull them into the fighting with even more destructive prospects for the reason. for any final settlement to have a chance of success, they will have to put behind them years of bad blood and take on the domestic political risks of a commitment to compromise. it's not clear that moment has been reached yet still ahead on al jazeera, long weekend, we will tell you why venezuelans are about to get a three-day weekend. y weekend.
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welcome back. the top stories. a second batch of migrants have left greece as part of an e.u. deal to reduce the numbers reaching europe. the first boat set sail for turkey. turkey's parliament has just approved the onward transfer enabling ankara to send the men back to pakistan. hundreds of protesters are demanding the resignation of argentina's president who has been implicated in the panama papers scandal. the public prosecutor will investigate his connections to offshore accounts. new pictures released of a man wanted by belgian police in connection with last month's airport bombing in brussels. he is believed to have escaped after his explosives failed to
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detonate. jabuti's president is hoping to secure a fourth term when voters go to the polls on friday. if he wins he will extend his already 17 years in power, but opposition party say the campaign has been unfair. >> reporter: it's a last minute hunt for voters campaigning in the election. the president is campaigning for a fourth term. he is widely expected to hold on to power. >> translation: i will continue to fight unemployment. we will establish an industrial zone. weep want to take our share of employment opportunities in africa and beyond. >> reporter: this is a strong show of support in the final hours of campaigning. it is a reminder of his dominance of politics here in
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djibouti for the past 17 years. his supporters are confident that he will win. >> reporter: this man other man running for presidential, is an independent. >> translation: known can feel the will of the people. they're ready to defend. >> reporter: across the capital build boards with huge portraits of the president and his campaign slogans are visible almost everywhere. portraits of a position candidat candidates-- portraits of others are absent. >> the majority of the people are torn. poverty is estimated up to 43% of the population.
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we are not that many. only 800,000. >> reporter: the opposition are also angry that he rescinded his decision not to seek a fourth term. i asked him why he chose to stay on. >> translation: the decision belongs to the people. i'm not here by force, but by the will of the people. >> reporter: as they dance towards the election day, many understand that these elections may not bring about a change of guard our correspondent is joining us live. talk us through the mechanics of this election and what we expect to see throughout the course of the day. >> reporter: we are in the area of the capital, one of the poorest suburbs of the capital
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where about 15,000 voters have registered to vote, voting earlier on in the morning took to a slow start but started progressing as the hours went on. across the country 187,000 voters are expected to cut their ballots in 146 stations. they are casting one ballot paper for the president, who is going to be the president. 60% of the voters are casting their ballots here in the capital and voting ends at 6 p.m. local which is 15 hours g.m. t and vote counting will begin immediately after with results expected to be announced before midnight. now the president is seeking to extend his rule of the country
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which has been going on for 17 years. he faces competition from about five opposition candidates. the opposition here is weak, but they've been complaining of a suppression by the police. they're not allowed to hold as many campaign rallies as they wanted to. they are saying they are not getting adequate coverage on the government-owned media how important is this election for cunt? >> reporter: very important because djibouti-- jib-- there is a lot of things happening in the which community. it is an important waterway where 20% of the global commodities pass through and about 20,000 every year and now
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the foreign military is protecting this important waterway from piracy, including forces from the united states, france, japan, germany, are all stationed here. it is also a key port for land locked ethiopia, a country of 90 million people. so what happens now is not only going to be felt here in djibouti but across the region thank you for that. to iraq where half a million people are facing starvation in fallujah. people have been forced to make soup from grass due to severe food shortages. the city is under siege and few supplies have entered since december last year. saudi arabia's king is in egypt capital on a five-day state
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visit. he will discuss economic and military cooperation with sisi. saudi arabia is due to sign a deal in relation to egypt's petroleum needs. for the next two months venezuelans will begin their weekends on fridays. it is to curb energy consumption. >> reporter: it is hard to imagine that curbing one's grooming habits might help to solve venezuela's dire electricity problem. >> translation: this is a problem that has been going on for 10 years and for which adequate measures were never taken. >> reporter: recent announcements show that it might be the case. on wednesday the government cut
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short the working week for the next 60 days. the president asked women to stop drying their hair. >> translation: the use of hair dryers only for special occasions and p only half the time. do you think, women, that this is possible? >> reporter: this reservoir in eastern venezuela provides 65% of the country's electricity. it is now only three metres away from the 240 metre level that would force it to shut down operations before turbines are damaged. unless it rains soon and a lot, the water levels will continue to drop. back in the city people are taking small measures. in this tiny shop she says that candles were usually brought by devout catholics to light to their saints. >> translation: candles are hard to come by. i have them. they've become too expensive for
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most. just simply hard to find. >> reporter: now people buy them in case of much feared black outs, but only when they can. she is describing a familiar situation, a shortage of basic things and a constant increase in price. this candle factory could be banking on an electricity crisis, but a lack of raw materials means that is has been forced to close its doors. the situation facing country has been called a crisis, but if prolonged blackouts were to take place, the country could be faced with a major colonel opposite brazil's president dilma rousseff has promised a change the way politics if conducted if she stays in power. she didn't give details of what she will propose. she faces impeachment over corruption allegations. on wednesday the head of the
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congressional commission recommendeded that the impeachment process move forward. the lower house of parliament will vote this month on whether she should be removed. the annual china international boat show is known to attract big spenders around the globe, but a corruption crackdown and a slowing economy has prompted yacht makers to change their sales pitch. >> reporter: the china shanghai international boat show billed as the largest of its kind in asha, but this year the number of exhibitors have fallen. the industry has taken a hit: manufacturers say there's two reasons, the chinese corruption crackdown over the last three years have led the ultra rich to avoid spending on luxury items and slowing economy has made things worse. yacht makers have shifted their
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strategy and are eyeing a new segment of customers >> today we are centred and focused of taking people under sea, to get people together to go out sail, compete and have fun and then we can grow a small community. >> reporter: in line with the the shift in buyers is a shift in product. this is what yacht makers are focusing on. smaller boats aimed at people who love sailing. this one goes for $200,000 and it's what its manufacturers consider an entry level product. the market in china is relatively small compared to europe and the u.s. the private sector finds it has the government behind it with a new emphasis on water sports. >> translation: the state counsel has issued tourism guidelines. it wants to promote water sports as a sporting and leisure activity. we will see strong support for
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