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a second batch of migrants is sent back from greece to turkey. it's part of a deal to reduce the numbers reaching europe hello. you're watching al jazeera live from doha. panama papers scan delicatessen, protesters demands argentina's president steps down. voters in djibouti goes to the poll with the leader hoping to win a fourth term. we will tell you why venezuelans are getting an extra day off a
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weekend that not everyone want . the greek authorities are returning more migrants to turkey. the e.u. turkey deal took effect on monday aimed at halting the flow of people, attempting the sea crossing to europe. the two boats have arrived back in turkey with pakistani men on board and turkey's parliament has given the go ahead for ankara to send them back to pakistan. harry fawcett joins me now. what happens to those people that get returned so far? >> reporter: they arrived a couple of hours ago and they have been going through the same sort of process that the other largely pakistani people that came back on monday went through; namely, getting off the boat straight into a tend village of officials who process them, take their fingerprints, conduct health checks and if it
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follows the same pattern they will be bussed north to a deportation center near to the greek border in north-western turkey. there is an ngo here trying to match these people up with legal representation here because there is some concern about the kind of information they're getting, whether they're going to be able to make any kind of case to stay in turkey which doesn't recognise people from this part of the world as refugees. it seems more likely that they will be classed as economic migrants and as you say be sent home to their countries of origin that's for the pakistanis. what about the syrians, are they being returned? >> reporter: that, of course, is the whole nub of this plan, this deal between the e.u. and turkey was all about repatriating or sending syrians back to turkey, classified by the e.u. as a safe country under the terms of this deal.
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turkey has to make some sorts of accommodations with the e.u., make some sort of things clear that it is a safe country and that on a one for one basis those syrians returned here, for each one returned a syrian in a refugee camp here in turkey would be resettled in europe on monday. we saw the first group of syrians sent from here to europe under the terms of this deal, but there is a huge lack of information as to exactly what's happening with the syrians currently in greece who are designd to come back here. one government official week spoke to on monday had said two had come back on monday, another had said none had come back on monday. so far with this returning we're being told by the turkish officials we're not expecting any syrians in this group of 145 that are being sent back here on friday. we know at least of one man who is currently in the island of kios who wants to come back, a syrian man with a family, saying he wants to return to turkey,
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but it throws into question exactly what's happening in terms of the large numbers of new asylum claims that are being made in greece, the overwhelming number of those claims, whether they're getting the full process that human rights organizations are saying that they are due and what happens if they have to return people who don't want to come back to turkey and want what is that going to look like at a place like this and what kind of safeguards will there be for their safety. all sorts of questions remain unanswered, even after nearly a full week of this process, at least in name, having gun there's growing anger at argentina's president because of the panama papers can scandal. a prosecutor asked for permission to investigate the president's roll in offshore accounts after he was named in the papers.
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he says he has nothing to hide. >> reporter: argentina's president macri last years elections marijuanaly on promises to crackdown on corruption. now he is under probe for just that. the president has sworn he has done nothing illegal. >> translation: i am at ease. i have nothing to hide. i am going in front of a judge presenting a declaration with all my information so that the judge can verify it is the truth. i'm also at the disposal of any judge. >> reporter: many think differently. >> translation: why do people have offshore companies in general to hide something. what we want to know is why the president was trying to hide something from the state and that is why macri needs to be investigated. >> reporter: a state prosecutor
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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 shareholder of the company and never received any money from it. it is up to the judge to decide if there is enough evidence to open an investigation. >> reporter: these revelations are happening at a special time in argentina and that is when businessmen and politicians close to former president christinristina kirchner where appearing in this court. a call into the president is being viewed as part of a bigger political fight happening in argentina between cristina kirchner's party and the government. questions are being raised about the independence of the judiciary. >> translation: they're
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investigating everyone, but some judges are taking sides between those who support the government and those who oppose it. >> reporter: he is facing other problemsment rampant inflation is not making his job easy and economic instability has forced people to the streets. his appearance in the panama papers only adds to the pressure shares in hay tax haven fund that british prime minister david cameron inheard from his father-- inherited from his father and in the papers as well. he sold his interests in a shelf company four months before he became the prime minister. >> we had 5,000 unit 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
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profit on it but it was less than the capital gains talks allowance, so i didn't pay capital gains tax, but it was subject to all the u.k. taxes in the normal way. i want to be as clear as i can about the past, present and future because i don't have anything to hide on sunday people in peru will vote in a presidential election to replace the president. the front runner is the daughter of the former president who is in jail. >> reporter: this is the last chance they have to convince voters they're the best option to become president of peru. fujimori is the front runner of the ten candidates. she is the daughter of the previous president who is in jail for mass murder and corruption. she has been the front runner
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through the whole heb will electoral process. she has more than 31% of the votes. way behind her is a former economy minister who has 17% of the vote. next to him, running neck to neck is this lady, with 16.8% of the vote. she is a left-wing candidate, 35 year old, the youngest in this electoral process. fuj mishgs ori has a big challenge, not only to win 30% of undecided voters who still don't know who they will vote for, but also, more importantly, she needs to try to win the hearts and minds of some of the 45% of people who say they will never vote for fujimore
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for the next two months venezuelans will begin their weekends on fridays. the government's decision is an effort to curb power consumption as the main hydroelectric dam hits record lows. our correspondent reports. >> reporter: it's hard to imagine that curbing one's grooming habits might help to solve venezuela's dire electricity problem. >> translati: this is a problem that has been here for more than 10 years. for which adequate measures will r have not being taken. the problem is far worse than we thought if we can't use our high dryers. >> reporter:-- hair dryers >> reporter: the government cut short the working week for the next 60 days. the president asked women to stop drying their hair. >> translation: diminish the use of drying machines and use
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hairdryers only for special occasions and half the time for the next 60 days. do you think, women, this is possible? >> reporter: this reservoir 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 bought by the devout catholics to light to their saints. >> translation: candles are hard to come by. i have them about because i go to resellers but they're too expensive for most or simply hard to find >> reporter: now people buy them in case of much feared blackouts, but only when they can. she is describing a situation
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all too familiar for venezuel s venezuelans. this candle factory could be banking on an electricity crisis but a lack of raw materials brought about by strict currency controls means it has within forced to close its doors. the situation currently facing the country is a crisis, but if prolonged blackouts took place, the country could be faced instead with a mannering collapse. -- major collapse still ahead, rough waters, china's yacht makers change course as economic clouds loom. >> reporter: i'm in old car city georgia. this used to be nothing more than a ginormous car yard but now it is a museum. [ ♪ ] [ ♪ ]
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welcome back. a recap of the headlines here. greek authorities are returning more migrants to turkey, two boats have arrived in lesbos with pakistani men on board. the e.u. turkey deal came into effect on monday with the aim of halting the influx of people into europe. hundreds of protesters are demanding the resignation of argentina's president who has been implicated in the scandal.
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the public prosecutor will investigate macri to his connection to offshore accounts. people will vote in a presidential election to replace the current president in peru diplomatic measures are being stepped up to help protect the delegate ceasefire between separatists and azerbaijani forces in the region of nagorno-karabakh. the truce is into its fourth day but both sides are accusing each other of violations. >> reporter: a flurry of diplomacy has followed recent fighting in nagorno-karabakh. at a trilateral meeting between azerbaijan, russia and iran, foreign ministers discussed the violence. azerbaijan sees an opportunity to kick-start will long stalled process for a comprehensive
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settlement. >> it's a must have. for everyone recognises that the state employs not only unsustainable, it is unacceptable. soon there will be naive ideas and somebody else that they can keep it as it is forever or for a long period of time. then it will be more clashes and so. >> reporter: what azerbaijan wants is for pressure to be put on armenia to withdraw its army from occupied azerbaijani territory. the country best positioned to apply that pressure is russia. moscow has lobbied hard for both sides to step back from the brink of all-out war. it has strong relations with armenia. >> translation: undoubtedly we are more interested, perhaps more than any other foreign partners of the partners, that this conflict is resolved as soon as possible. those that suffer are displaced
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people, people who live in the region and the region itself. its integrity as a transit infrastructural region is under mind. the p.m. was meeting his counterpart. russia has been unable so far to push it as hard as it wants. arm shows little scien of abandoning its protection of azerbaijan's ethnic armenian's in the breakaway region of nagorno-karabakh. the guns are mostly silent now, but renewed violence could conceivably pull russia and azerbaijan's turkey into the fighting with even more destructive prospects for the reason. >> reporter: for any final settlement to have a chance of success, azerbaijan, armenia and nagorno-karabakh will have to put behind them years of bad blood and take on the domestic
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political risks of a commitment to compromise. it's not clear that moment has been reached yet pictures have been released of the mohammed hamid suleiman who esescaped after his explosives failed to detonate. >> reporter: walking away, this video has been released by belgian police showing the third suspect in the brussels airport bombing. the so-called man in the halt who fled the airport when his gun failed to explode. it later shows him in the town without his distinctive jacket. police are keen to recover that item. investigators have pieced together surveillance images for two hours after the attack. police hope people have spotted him >> we appeal to people who might have filmed or taken a
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photograph of the suspect or link they can provide extra information on this issue. you are requested to call the numbers which will be shown on the site or email address. self-evidently all information will be handled discretely >> reporter: three attacker s are believed to have targeted the airport. this man worked as a cleaner at the european parliament in 2009 and 10. he is suspected of being the bomb maker for the paris attacks which killed 130 people last november. meanwhile, salah abdeslam believed to be the only surviving member of the group that carried out the paris bombings and shootings has had his latest court hearing in brussels. he won't be extradited to france for several weeks so belgian police can finish questioning him >> translation: according to information i've received, the arrest warrant needs to be lifted before he can be handed over to france. this will happen within a few weeks. he needs to be heard in another
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case. >> reporter: as the hunt goes on for the third airport bomber, a senior-- bomber, a senior f.b.i. official says the country ignored intelligence voting is underway in jibouti. he the extend his 17 years in power in the president wins. the campaign has been unfair says the opposition. >> reporter: we are at a polling station in the suburbs of one of the poorest areas here of the capital. more than 15,000 voters are said to cast their votes here today and across the country 187,000 voters have registered to cast
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their votes in about 456 polling stations. people will be casting one ballot for who is going to become the president of this country. voting ends at 6 p.m. local which is 15 hours g.m. t and vote counting will begin at polling stations immediately afterwards with election results to be expected before midnight. the president who has ruled for the last 17 years is seeking to extend his rule of the country. he is facing opposition from five opposition candidates and the opposition here is weak, they're fragmented, they've been complaining of harassment of the police, not being allowed to hold as many political rallies as possible and getting minimal coverage on the state's own broadcaster which is the only media in this country. the country is very crucial to
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regional security. it is one of the most important waterways in the world. 20,000 ships pass through and go towards the swiss canal and onwards to europe and other parts of the world. there are foreign militaries here, some of them protecting that straight from piracy. the country is also a port for ethiopia which has a population of 90 million people. what happens today in this election is going to be felt not only here but far away from its borders too zimbabwe's president is trying to woo disexamined supporters. among them are war veterans who say they have been ignored by him, despite having helped his political career. >> reporter: zimbabwe's war veterans have a list of demands for the president. they say they are poor, old and
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neglected and they want more compensation for fighting in the liberation struggle 30 years ago. preferential access to land and also a stake in the mining sector. the president says they can take it all >> the all of the mining area is open. start your own mining companies. >> reporter: zimbabwe's 92 year old leader is under pressure to deliver. war veterans are a key part of his support. the last time they were paid out by the government in 1997, about $6,000, and the economy crashed. that's why opposition parties are concerned. >> perhaps the government should talk to them again and try to reengage them and convince them that as it is, the country is in
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dire economic circumstances. we're looking at about six million people in need of food aid. >> reporter: war veterans are also putting pressure on him to layout a plan for who will take over from him. the president refuses to name a successor. he says his supporters want him to stay in power. some people are concerned about his health and that there's no clear succession plan. >> reporter: the president is telling zimbabweans not to worry >> look ahead, we are looking at enemies who are trying to destroy us. we need to unite >> reporter: he says they're his priority. for now they have agreed to wait and see if he delivers china international boat show attracts big spenders from
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around the globe. the corruption crack town and a slowing economy have prompted yacht maker to change their sales pitches. >> reporter: the china shanghai international boat show billed as the largest of its kind in asia, the number of exhibitors here have fallen. there are two ropes for this. the chinese government's corruption crackdown has led the ultra rich to avoid spending on luxury items so they don't come under scrutiny. the slowing economy has made things worse. yacht makers have shifted their strategy and are eyeing a new segment of customers >> today we are centred and focused on taking people on the sea, organising regattas, especially for sailing, getting people to go out, sail compete and have one, and then we with
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grow a small community and develop that leisure >> reporter: in line with 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 is what its manufacturer consider an empty level product. the market is still relatively small compared to europe around u.s. but the private sector finds it has the government behind it with the new emphasis on water sports. >> translation: the state council has issued tourism guidelines. it wants to promote water sports as a sporting and leisure activity. we will see strong support for infrastructure being built this the next few years. >> reporter: the last couple of years haven't been as smooth sailing for the yacht industry in china as some would have liked, but things may yet pick up many people consider junk yards an eyesore, but in the
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u.s. state of georgia one has become a tourist attraction. visitors come to see an automotive graveyard that deals in memories not parts. >> reporter: for more than 80 years it has been the final resting place for cars that are no longer wanted. as they began to fill with rusting heaps of metal, the reputation of old car city gre:. this man played amongst the wrecks as a child. his visitors take the memories >> tt's what we want here. amazing. some people stay for up to four days. i'm making a lot of smiles across the world out of this old rust >> reporter: even pouring rain can't keep people away.
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it was advised to let him be a camera >> he said i took some photographs. you should charge people to come and take photographs. my dad's reply was great, i will start with you. how much would you like to pay >> reporter: the relationship between rust and root has prevailed. like many junk yards, old car city is prospering. there are more than 4,000 classic american cars. what makes this place so unique is its accessibility. there are no guard dogs, signs telling you to keep out, just a simple invitation to watch machines being taken by by nature. it is thought this is one of the largest elections, now more than of a museum and a jumping yard. a distinction to-- junk yard. a distinction for a friend to
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