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long. >> getting to the heart of the matter. proud to tell your stories. al jazeera america. this is al jazeera you're watching the news hour live from doha. here is what is coming up in the next 60 minutes. a second batch of migrants arrive in turkey from greece as part of the controversial e.u. deal. a former lebanese minister with close links to syrian president bashar al-assad is sentenced to jail. panama papers scandal, protesters demanding that the president should step down. east african's leader is hoping
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for a fourth term. >> reporter: i will have the all the sport. golf first major of the year underway. the defending champion has picked up where he left off. we will have all the action from augusta two boats carrying mainly pakistani migrants have arrived in turkey from the agreeing island of lesbos. it is all part of the deal with the e.u. to stem the number of refugees reaching europe. while the first bachelor of 202 refugees were sent to dikili on monday from lesbos and another island. hundreds of refugees right across the greek islands broke out of camps into holding centers in protests against the deportations. under the terms of the e.u. deal all refugees and migrants who enter greece through irregular routes after march 20 face being sent back to turkey.
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we're live in dikili as the rev jeels arrive. first we cross to-- refugees arrive. first we cross to lesbos. there are still new arrivals coming in. >> reporter: yes. today 124 people were deported to turkey like you mentioned the majority pakistanis. this was the second group to be deported since monday. we're receiving statistics from the greek office for migration and what they're telling us is that since the deportation started and a total of 326 people were deported, but in the same period since monday there have been 518 new arrivals on greece's shores. so if the aim of this deal was to stop the flow of illegal migration, it doesn't seem to be
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working even though we have to point out that the numbers, really, are much less compared to previous months. what we've seen earlier, before this e.u.-turkey deal came to effect. we were at the port this morning. we saw these people being brought with buses from deportation centers. it was a calm orderly process. undoubtedly heavy security and each migrant was accompanied and escorted by an officer from frontex. that's the e.u.'s external border protection agency. they didn't seem to be resisting deportation. journalists were kept at a distance and we weren't allowed to talk to these people who were being loaded onto boats, but we did get confirmation from the u.n.h.c.r. that this time around they were given the chance to talk to these migrants before they left the detention centers. so like i said these people decided not to apply for asylum and decided to voluntarily go
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back, but there are thousands locked up in detention centers and they are willing to apply for asylum, but the process has been very slow. the e.u. sending more experts on the island. they're telling us the asylum officers telling us that they're able to analyse approximately 50 cases a day but if you do the maths, it means people will be locked up for weeks. what we understand is the commissipeople are groping desperate and uncertain about their fates thank you for that. over to harry fawcett. tell us about the concerns that some human rights organizations have had when it comes to turkey specifically and this deal. >> reporter: so far the people being sent back here to turkey have been from countries other than syria. people who aren't protected in
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turkey under the terms of the deal and under the terms of the various measures that have been put in place here for syrian nationals who have fled the war in syria and so on monday we saw the 202 people bussed north to a deportation center near the greek border. i understand that's the same thing that is going to happen for these people. there is an ngo organization that is trying to match up these people with lawyers in turkey because there isn't a great deal of claert as to how much information these people have, over what their rights are. there has been a measure passed in the ankara parliament allowing the government to deport these, especially these pakistanis back to their country of origin. it's not clear whether they themselves want that or try and apply for asylum here despite the regulations not being there nor that to happen. as well as that, we were told that we were be able to get access to the port today to actually speak to the people coming on shore. so far the international media
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has been barred entirely from that. they've reversed that decision. we understand only state agencies are being allowed in terms of media access. added to that is the fact that we're being told by the turkish authorities that no syrups are coming here today. there is some disagreement between turkish officials, some say two came on monday and others say none came on monday. the whole basis of in deal is sending syrians back here to turkey swapping those out on a one-by-one basis. sending refugee camp residents, syrian nationals from here in turkey to the european union. so far we haven't seen that begin in earnest. there are lots of problems so far. it has been a stuttering start to the operation at least of this deal thank you. a former lebanese governor has been sentenced to nine years and
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nine months in prison. former information minister has been found guilty of smuggling explosives and planning attacks. he was sentenced in an earlier trial and granted bail for a retrial. we have had reaction from the future member of parliament. he is tweeting about him calling him a "terrorist", who's returning to jail. we know he is close to hezbollah. has there been any reaction from hezbollah and what sort of domestic implications could the sentencing have? >> reporter: there hasn't been any statements made by hezbollah. however, public figures close to hezbollah have been making their thoughts clear. one known figure also used the platform of twitter to express what he called a politicized
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trial saying that the sentence was a mixture between preordained daned maneuver. what this shows is not only the divide in lebanon but also how the war in syria is playing out in terms of lebanese politics. how is this going to play out? a good question. very tense because lebanon is on the brink, ever since the regional conflict between saudi arabia and iran started playing out yet again in lebanon and we saw how that took place in terms of gulf money being withdrawn from banks or whether it was in terms of, obviously, iranian support for their allies here. possibly some of the analysts we've been speaking to are talking about another trial that is significant that could be taking place in the coming days and that is another sunni figure
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also accused of terrorism and kidnapping and killing lebanese soldiers. he was supporting some of the rebel groups fighting bashar al-assad. like i say, this is as much about lebanese politics as it is about the war in syria as well like we said, he was sentenced back in 2014 for four and a half years in prison and then in june the military court over turned that verdict. talk us us through what happened at that point and what is he convicted of? >> so there's two convictions here. there is the one you just mentioned now a few years ago where he served his time for that and that sentence was for the possession of explosives. today's conviction is based on the motivation or the motive why he had those explosives according to the court and that was to divide essentially the
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lebanese society according to the courts. they believe that he was trying to do this in order to target different religious institutions and to try and create some sort of sectarian violence. the facts that we have on the ground, yes, he had explosives in the car and that's what he was caught with. the other elements taking place, this is what each side is trying to do score points on, so whether the motivations were it this or he is closer to the bashar al-assad regime and how much each side is capitalise on. this is essentially typical lebanese politics because while these crimes take place, if you're talking about possession of the amount of explosives that he had or, if, indeed, what those motivations were, if they were captured with those not linked to the parties, that would be greater. what is here is between two
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different sites and that is making the story important because there is any movement that will take place will have a consequence on the ground with regards to supporters of be it hezbollah and their allies or the future movement and, obviously, how that plays out regionally as well thank you for that update. protesters in argentina have called for the president to resign over the panama paper scandal. others attacked defense outside the palace. on thursday the prosecutor asked for permission to investigate his role in offshore accounts. our correspondent reports. >> reporter: argentina's president won last year's election on promises 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
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bahamas. the details have been released in the panama papers. he has sworn that he has done nothing illegal. >> translation: i am at ease. i respect the law. i have nothing to hide. i am going in front of a judge with all my information so that a judge can verify it is the truth t i am at the deposeful of any judge. >> reporter: many here think differently in argentina. >> translation: why do people have or shof companies? in general to hide something. what we want to know 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 a judge to open an investigation into the president's alleged offshore dealings. his name and in a company opened 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. now it is up to the judge to decide if there is enough evidence to open an
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investigation. >> reporter: these revelations are happening at a very special time and that is when businessmen and politicians close to former president cristina kirchner are appearing in this courthouse almost every day. in fact, former president kirchner is expected to appear in court next week. the call for an investigation into president macri is being viewed as parliament 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 investigating everyone, but some judges are also taking sides between those who support the government and those who oppose it. >> reporter: macri expressing other problems, rampant inflation is not making his job easy. economic instability has forced people into the streets. his appearance in the panama
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papers is only adding to the pressure an offshore fund that the british prime minister david cameron inherited from his father also features in the papers. cameron says he sold his shares in the fund for more than $40,000 in 2010. that was four months before he became prime minister. >> 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 balance, 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 the past, the present and future because i don't have anything to hide. >> reporter: rachel owens from global witness says the government needs to take action against tax havens >> it really shows what global
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witness has been investigating for the last 20 years about issues about tax evasion, criminality. this is the anti corruption summit next month is a key opportunity, and once in a generation opportunity, for david cameron to show leadership and really open up the tax havens. this leak has shown that more than half the companies implicated actually are based in u.k. tax havens and more than 50% are based in the british virgin islands. so it is clearly an issue for the u.k. government to tack em. it's an issue in our backyard. while next month will be 40 different states from all over the world attending, i think there's an argument to say that actually the u.k. government has a role to really force the overseas territories and crown depen residencies to be transparent through the creation of public public agencies verifying the real owners of the companies in lies land protests over
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the pan that paper scandal continue calling for immediate elections. the prime minister resigned on tuesday after he was implicated in the revelations. demonstrators and opposition politicians are demanding the resignation of other key figures in the government that have also been named in the papers. plenty more ahead on the news hour, including russia lends a hand to resolve a long-running dispute over the contested nagorno-karabakh region between armenia and azerbaijan. sudanese displaced by fighting are wondering whether it's returning, trying to return home. the so-called favorites to win the european league given a stern test by liverpool. those details later in sports first, 13 north koreans
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working at the same restaurant have defected to south korea. it's the biggest number of defectors since the leader took power five years ago. people working in north korean operated restaurants overseas have previously defected, but this is the first time that multiple workers have escaped from the same venue. >> translation: our government respected their wishes and decided to accept them on humanitarian grounds. these workers said they found out the truth about south korea and how unrealistic north korean propaganda is through watching dramas and movies and using the internet living abroad. they have decided to escape in a group voting is under way in djibouti is hoping to extend his already 70 years power for the president. the campaign has been unfair says the opposition. >> reporter: we are at the polling station in the suburbs
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here which is one of the poorest areas of djibouti. more than 15,000 voters are said to cast their votes here today and across the country 187,000 voters have come to cast their vote 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 said to be expected before midnight. the president, who has ruled the country for 17 years, is seeking to extend his ruling from the country. he has five opposition candidates. the opposition here is weak, they're fragmented.
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they have been complaining of hashness from the police, not being allowed to hold as many political rallies and getting very minimal coverage on the state owned broadcaster which is the only media in this country. it is an important country because it sits on one of the most important waterways on the world with 20,000 ships passing through and going towards the canal and almost to europe and other parts of the world. there are foreign militaries here, some of them protecting that important straight from piracy. it 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 in the country here but far away from its borders too diplomatic measures are being stepped up to help protect
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the delicate ceasefire between armenian and azerbaijani forces in 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 the long stalled process for a comprehensive settlement >> it is a must for everybody has recognised that it is not only unsustainable, it is unacceptable. soon there will be naive ideas that they can keep it as it is forever or a long period of
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time, then it will be more outbreaks of the clashes. >> 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 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 allows soon as possible. those that suffer are not displaced people, people bho live in the region and the region itself. its integrity as a transit infrastructural region is undermined. he warned against allowing the conflict to slide into what he called a hot phase. so far russia has been unable or
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unwilling to push him as hard as he wants. armenia shows little sign of abandoning its protection of azerbaijan's ethnic armenians in the nagorno-karabakh. the guns are silent now but renewed violence could pull turkey in the fighting with even more destructive prospects for the region. for any final comprehensive 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 political risks of a commitment to compromise. it's not clear that moment has been reached yet to iraq where half a million people in fallujah are facing starvation. many have been forced to make
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soup from grass due to food shortages saudi arabia's king is in egypt's capital on a five-day state visit. he and sisi will be discuss economic and military cooperation. saudi arabia is expected to sign a 20 million dollar feel to finance egypt's petroleum needs for the next five years. while that is happening, officials in egypt have given italian police a 2,000 page report on their investigation into the torture and the death of an italian student in cairo. he disappeared on january 25 and his body was found in a ditch nine days later. what is the latest right now? >> reporter: this is the second
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day of these meetings that they're having and it's expected to only take part until early this afternoon. going back to that dossier which you mentioned, despite the fact that it has 2,000 pages and contains testimonies from some 200 witnesses, the italian prosecution is reported as saying there is still vital information missing and that information is the one that has been requested from his telephone, mobile phone. that is something which the italians had requested for the egyptians to deliver two weeks ago. that deadline came and went and still nothing. of course this has had the effect of italy having to react against this in somehow.
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there have been vocal calls from the government to really get egypt to try and deliver as much information as possible to help with the investigation, but so far these meetings have been taking place behind closed door. they're secret meetings between egypt's prosecution and the rome prosecution mere. so far the family have not been invited to take part in the family. it's something that the egyptian side and the italian side seem intent on trying to keep as little information from this, as little as possible, really is this something that the italian public ask going to be okay with? i assume-- is going to be okay with? i assume italians watching this investigation-- are watching this investigation and case very closely. >> reporter: absolutely.
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it's something which really has hit on an emotional point here. of course, the death of an italian national, especially a student who was just going about his business there, as has been portrayed here in the media, it has been a sore subject here, especially referring to the family, how they behaved and the dignified manner that they've maintained. there has been rising anger with the way that the - certainly in the media, at the way that the media are saying the egyptians have been delaying or, perhaps, not delivering on the information that they were supposed to give to the italian government. also there has been a very emotive message from the family. his mother, frustrated with the ongoing delays even said "don't make me publish that picture of my son". of course, horrific reports at
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the time that he was apparently so disfigured from the attack that eventually led to his death that he was only recognisable by the tip of his nose according to his mother. so it is something which is touching an emotional point here. it is something that will continue to do so as the pressure is on the on italian government to be seen to be doing something thank you for that. the united nations security council has decided to extend sanctions on south sudan by seven weeks. it will remain in effect until 1 july. the council fought the situation in the region. it is still a threat to international peace and security. the latest report says half of south sudan's population need humanitarian aid since the conflict began in december 2013. in sudan violence and displacement continue to affect life in the dar 4 region.
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the demographics of the area have shifted and as our correspondent reports, so too have people's concepts of home. >> reporter: this lady says her days inside this camp are linked only by the misery. the safety surrounding her and her children has made this a home she never wants to leave. >> translation: where i came from, i was being threatened and i was scared. i don't want to go back. i want to stay here. >> reporter: others tormented of the homes they were forced to flee >> translation: i feel very sad. i can't sleep at night thinking about what we lost. >> reporter: they were among the first wave of those displaced in 2004. fighting when they were tired of government leaders neglecting the region.
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almost 12 years later their desire to return is pulling them to their long abandoned farm like a magnet. >> translation: it will be very bad if i don't get the chance to go back to my grandfather's land. i'm sure i will go back. my father and mother are burden there >> reporter: whether they want to stay in the camps or go back home, they're confronted with obstacles. the areas damaged by war need to be rebuilt. there's not enough space or services to accommodate a growing population in the camps. now in it's 13th year, the conflict has displaced 2.6 million people according to the u.n. in the last year several humanitarian organizations have left and programs have ended due a continued decrease in funding. at the same time the sudanese government says it can't meet the growing needs of the displaced and must have more assistance from the international community. in is no indication that the violence is subsiding.
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the u.n. says since january more than 100,000 people have been forced from their homes because the government is blocking humanitarian access to conflict zones. that total may be higher. >> people have no access to any of the basic social services. we need access. >> reporter: not far from the battle front, these families have the luxury of being able to think about the future. they may have differ being ideas about where home will be, but both want to reclaim the way of life they used to lead before war reached the doors of millions time for the weather. we're focusing on asia today. >> reporter: that's right. it has been really wet. the picture shows the area of cloud that brought all the heavy rain. south korea saw plenty of it and many areas here and in the east
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sendai saw 65 millimeters of rain. some saw up to 100. that's on over half than you would expect. clearly a lot of wet weather. the system is moving through quickly. the weekend is looking different. there's plenty of sunshine around here and the temperatures are above average as well. tokyo there 20 or even 21 as we head through sunday. the exception, that's the far north. here we've got more of a keen breeze and it might bring in one or two showers and a couple of them, even at this time of year, may be turning wintery. different here for beijing. settled weather. the temperatures will ease on sunday. because we don't have the winds from the north-west it's going to stay murky and polluted. further south this area is linked to what happened to japan, all that rain. this is the tail end of that. it hasn't finished with the south-eastern parts of china
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yet. it will stick around and pushing further southwards but there's a risk we could see more flooding out of this still ahead on the news hour we will tell you why venezuelans are getting an extra day off at weekends. also fighting for the source of life. a small canadian town confronts a multinational giant to preserve its most precious resource. in-- peshawars precious resource. also sports coming up.
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the top stories. greece is returning more migrants to turkey. two boats have arrived in dikili from lesbos with pakistani men on board. the deal came into effect on monday. a former lebanese government minister with close ties to syria's president bashar al-assad has been sentenced to nine years and nine months in prison. the former information minister was found guilty of smuggling explosives an planning attacks. voting is underway in djibouti. if the president wins he will extend his already 17 years of power. opposition party r parties say the campaign has been unfair returning to the stop story of return of refugees to turkey. speaking to a middle east
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regional director for the refugee council. greek officials aare saying in the past 24 hours 149 migrants landed in lesbos. so it seems like they're new arrivals to some of the greek islands. what's your reading into this. does it mean that the deal is not setting out what is meant to set out which is meant no stem the flow of migrants and refugee refugees? >> i think the continued movement of refugees from war-torn countries shows that the problem is not to be solved in europe. it is to be solved in the near areas. the war in syria needs to be stopped. we need to be able to provide assistance and protection to people where they are in order
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to secure. they are not forced into these desperate moves to europe. the continued movement is just underlying that people are finding themselves continuously and increasingly in a desperate situation and consequently looking for protection, a better life elsewhere. the life as a refugees or internal displaced in this region is not prospecting they do not make their way to europe and we're at a point where this deal has been struck. under the deal turkey agreed to take back refugees and migrants that have made it to europe and in exchange, as you know, the e.u. is agreeing to resettle thousands of syrians who are already in turkey. so it sounds simple, but legally and ethically, how can this be
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don done? >> legally and ethically we need to look at the fundamentals when we come to refugees rights. those conventions have to be respected. those laws have to be respected. it seems like returning people in this way goes against that. europe has been trading refugees which in our opinion goes against all rights issues we thank you for speaking to us. on sunday people in peru will vote in a presidential election to replace the president. the front runner is the daughter of former president fujimore who is in jail for human rights violations. >> reporter: this is the last chance candidates have to
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convince voters that they're the best option to become president of peru on sunday's presidential election. she is the front runner out of the ten candidates. she is the daughter of former president who is in jail for mass murder and corruption. she has been the front runner throughout this whole electoral process. she has more than 31% of the votes but way behind her is former economy minister who has 17% of the vote. next to him running next neck to neck is this woman, a 16.8% of the votes. she is a left-wing candidate, 35 year old, the youngest in this electoral process.
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fujimori has a chance to win 30% of the undecided voters who still don't know who they will vote for, but also 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 brazil's president has promised to change the way politics is conducted if she stays in power. she didn't give details of what she will propose. she faces impeachment over corruption allegations. it was recommended that the impeachment process move forward. the lower house will vote on whether she should be removed 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
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hits record lows. >> reporter: it is hard to imagine that women's grooming habits can help >> translation: this is a problem for 10 years for which adequate measures were never taken. if the president thinks that not blow drying the hair is going to help, then we have more problems than we thought >> reporter: the government cut short the working week for the next 60 days and the president asked women to stop drying their hair. >> translation: diminish the use of drying machines and use hair dryers for special occasions and maybe half the time for the section 60 days. do you think, women, that this is possible? >> reporter: in reservoir provides 65% of the country's
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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 assault occasioning actual bodily harm assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and a lot, the water levels will continue to drop. back here people are taking small measures. in this tiny shot, this lady says that candles were usually bought by devout catholics to light to their saints. >> reporter: candles are hard to come by. i have them because i go to resellers, but they've become too expensive for most or simply hard to find. now people buy them in case of much feared blackouts, but only when they can. she is describing a situation all too family for venezuelans. this candle factory could be banking on an electricity crisis
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but a lack of raw materials brought about by bay set of strict currency controls means that it has been forced to close its doors. the situation currently facing venezuela has been called a crisis, but if prolonged blackouts were to take place, the country could be faced with a major collapse hundreds of students have taken part in protests in bangladesh demanding justice for a blogger who was hacked to death. four men attacked him as he walked home from an evening class. our correspondent is joining us to tell us more about the story. whether the protests are expected to escalate seeing that this is not the first time that something like this has happened in bangladesh. >> reporter: yes. we have a similar kind of protest here.
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unfortunately last year especially when at least six bloggers were killed and in 2013 another blogger was killed. this is becoming a familiar site, especially in this place right behind me where it is close to the university. what you see behind he is a group of students who has gather antidepressant here from the university, same university where he used to go, attend as a law student. they're here to protest and urge the government to quickly resolve this case. they gave an ultimatum that unless this case is resolved soon, they will call for a student strike and ask for other universities students to join them. this is an ongoing thing. there have been protests last night across the country demanding to find the culprit thank you for that update.
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a small town in canada is fighting a multinational cooperation to - excuse me, company to stop it selling water from a local spring. people in alura just south-east of toronto say people could suffer if nestle bottles their water sign. there is concern that not enough is being done to conserve their water. >> reporter: water is the key to making good beer. that is why the brupg company is here pure clear water from local springs. the prospect of a massive international company taking large quantities of water from those springs is worrying the brew mass terror. >> it is a substantial amount of water to take out of an aquifer. i'm not going to predict that that will help the health of the grand river that so many of our communities rely on, but the evidence is there.
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if you're extracting 700 million liters per year, that is a scary thing >> we want the citizens' voice to be the voice that's heard, not a voice from switzerland that does not care about this community. >> reporter: a public meeting of opponents to the proposals. such gathersing have attracted hundreds in recent months. these are towns people and farmers worried about their water becoming a childhood tea that can be sold to the highest bidder >> this is saying no to water privatizatio privatization. the world is mismanaging and polluting and running into shortages. why should that become just a huge opportunity for profit. >> reporter: just half an hour away this company already draws and bottles water for canadian and foreign markets. the company says it is committed to sustainable use in keeping the water pure for future generations. >> i understand those concerns, but it's important to note that
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there's also a team of experts behind me that this is our primary focus. we are here to make sure that there's no adverse impacts, so to make sure that there's no impacts to the surrounding flora and fauna. we have been operating for 15 years. there has been no impacts. >> reporter: canada has the fourth largest fresh water reserves in a relatively small population. what it doesn't have is a comprehensive national policy on how those supplies are managed. various levels of government take different approaches top water and many say that's risky. >> this myth of abundance allows us to say yes to the short-term economic gain. we don't know what the long-term effects are going to be on our graund water >> reporter: the spring water beyond this flolt of land is they want to battle and campaigners say it has to be used locally, if at all. it's all part of a national debate in this country about the future of its most important
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nature resource the annual china international boat show is known to attract big spenders around the globe, but a corruption cabbing down in the slowing economy have prompted yachts makers to change their sales pitch. >> reporter: the china shanghai international boat show billed as the largest of its kind in asia. this year the number of exhibitors has fallen. the industry has taken a hit. manufacturers say there are two reasons for this. the chinese government's corruption crackdown over the last three years has led the ultra rich to avoid conspicuous spending on luxury items, and the slowing economy has made things worse. yacht makers have shifted their strategy and are now eyeing a new segment of customers >> today we are centred and focus episode on taking people on the sea, organising regattas,
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especially for sailing, we try to get people together to go out and sail, xeelt and have fun and then we can grow a small community and really develop that leisure. >> reporter: in line with the shift in buyers, it 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 is one its manufacturers consider an entry level product. the market for yalts in china is still relatively small. compared to europe and the u.s. 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-in the next few years. >> reporter: the last couple of years haven't been as smooth sailing for the yachting industry in china as some would have liked, but things may yet
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pick up afghanistan's version of sesam e street has a brand new cast member. >> thank you. i'm excited to be here. >> reporter: so the show's first female muppet is a six year old afghan girl. she is said to be an ambassador for girls the former world no.1s can have a day to forget on the golf course. find out how many puts were needed at the start of the masters. masters.
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time for the sports news. >> reporter: the first and most prestigious golf major of the season is underway. former champ had a memorable day for all the wrong reasons. >> reporter: 80 years of history at augusta national. some of that had been made by jordan spieth 12 months later when he became the second youngest winner on record. he made his move early with three birdies on the front nine. he added three more on the back nine in a bogie-free round of
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66. that put him in front at six under as he bids to become the fourth winner to retain his title >> what i felt like was kind of averagish ball striking. just scored the ball extremely well. something i've been struggling with this season. >> reporter: his lead sits at two shots. the surprise man behind him is danny lee. he last visited as an amateur but celebrated his professional return with a round of 68. he is second with shoun lowry who had four birdies in his first five holes. equal on the 13th, mciloy is four shots off the pace at two
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under. >> i'm happy with my play and the score in the end. it could have been a couple better but at the end of the day being in the top ten after the first day here and still within touching distance of jordan, i'm pretty ploefd with that >> reporter: world number one jason day made a brilliant start to his run and was four under. he would stage a late collapse and is six shots behind spieth >> i'm not from yous tatd with how everything went. it's not the way i plannedt out to be, but i played some really good golf going up until then. >> reporter: els created the most memorable moment of the opening round. >> that's what happens when you have the heebiejeebies. it is just - i can't explain. >> reporter: this was the former
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world number one missing a simple put on the first holiday. not once, not twice. not even three times. that was the worst ever start to the masters. >> reporter: liverpool's boss was making his return to the old stomping ground and while his loyalties may no longer be split, this was. his club's team have secured a winning goal. his first goal since for example. the home side struck back with a goal in the second half. the return left next thursday
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>> i'm satisfied with a lot of parts of the game, of course, and i think our organization was go good. we were brilliant. we had a few really good moments played direct football. it showed what we were capable of. >> reporter: this is the scores elsewhere. there was a winner for sevilla on the side. the golden state warriors have become the second team to win 70 games in a season by beating the spurs 112 to 101.
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27 points was scored by raining player. they need to clinch the final three games to get the winni record. there was a sweep by the toronto raptors. a late three point there and finishing with 23 points. they won 95 to 87 to remain third in the eastern. to the nlb where the giants had a perfect start to the new season as they won their home opener against the dodgers. they did the with style in front of a sell out crowd. there was an early four run deficit to hit a three run in the fifth. the victory of the game was struck by hunter who hit a grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning where the home side scored five runs. giants 12 to 6 winners in the
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end. some athletes will miss this year's olympics due to injures and others doping. world no.2 and his team mate held a press conference in tokyo on friday to apologise for their behaviour in the hope of avoiding an olympic ban. gambling in illegal in japan and officials are contemplating their punishment. >> translation: i am deeply sorry for betraying everyone this way. i am so sorry. >> reporter: that's all the sport thank you for that update. thanks for watching the news hour. that's it from myself and the team here. for just a mu moments but we're back in a moment. we will have more news coming your way. do stay with us. stay with us.
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