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the best of our reports here at al jazeera america. from all of us, thanks for watching. have a great day. three, two -- ♪ this is al jazeera. hello, welcome, you're watching the al jazeera news hour live from doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes, a senior palestinian pat at a member has been killed in a bomb blast in southern lebanon. >> russia says one of its attack helicopters that crashed in syria, killing two pilots. the turkish army returns fire after rockets from syria hit a town on the border. could the world's most
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powerful diplomatic body be run by a woman? the u.n. is about to decide. a attack in the vicinity of two palestinian refugee camps in southern lebanon has killed a fatah member. it's believe an explosive device was placed on his car. he was in charge of security at the camp. two others with him were injured. the head of the islamic force which is the biggest palestinian refugee camp in lebanon joins us now here on the news hour on the line. how would you describe the security situation for us in this particular camp? i think we've lost the line
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there. we will try to go back to it if we can. we move on. the syrian government is preparing to launch an operation to retake aleppo. charles stratford is on the turkey-syria border, so rewarding aleppo, they seem to be exactly on schedule. this is the time table they were talking about towards the end of the laugh year. >> that's right. it's difficult to say exactly what's happening on the ground with any real verification, but certainly the people that we are talking to, activists and members of the free syrian army close to aleppo are saying certainly this morning, they report what they describe as at least three syrian government airstrikes south of aleppo. they said that they were as they describe it defending their positions in that area.
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this violence comes at a time when there's supposed to be a partial ceasefire that is only supposed to permit attacks against isis and al-nusra front, but we have a contact in aleppo who we sent down with a camera and he filmed some foot acknowledge for us. what seems to be happening is shifting allegiances amongst these rebels groups, and this i also our report. >> a free syrian army fighter fires at targets in the streets of aleppo. alliances are changing in the city. these men say they're aiming at kurdish y.p.g. fighters. the free syrian army said the y.p.g. has allied themselves around government forces in aleppo in recent weeks. the u.s. supports the y.p.g. in its fight against isil and the al-nusra front. this fire shows an area controlled by the syrian military. there are various
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anti-government groups fighting for control of aleppo. it's believed around 65,000 families remain in the city. he and his family shelter in a cave that was converted into a carpentry. they've been here for three years. don't be afraid, my son, he says. there's no running water or electricity across the city. we had to convert this washing machine into a wood burner to keep warm at night, he says. >> when the bombing starts, we hide in the carpentry. it's a room inside the cave. it's terrifying. we never go out. >> the partial ceasefire was supposed to allow more humanitarian aid in, but the fighting and various armed groups competing for control this made things difficult. >> it is the main road into the city of aleppo. if it is closed, there will be no more roads in or out. you have absolutely no other way. >> these are fighters with al-nusra front.
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they control some areas in the south of the city. no ceasefire for us, this man screams. back on the streets, the fighting continues. there's a sniper. i can't go out says this fighter. he says two of his sons don't speak anymore. he says they live in perpetual fear and like thousands of other families across this besieged city, they have no where else to go. >> that's the picture from aleppo, charles. we also have some small, slightly combustible, very dangerous situation also where there was a cross border incident a little earlier today. what's your reading of that? >> well, we've spoken to the governor of the found where the
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incident not only today but have happened over the last couple of days, reports, they're saying that they were at least what they describe at rockets that landed on residential areas this morning. three rockets again last night, as well. they say that at least 18 people injured, three seriously. the turkish military have been responding with artillery fire against isil targets in that area. what we do know, having been speaking to people that in area, contacts on the other side of the border the last couple of days is that isil have made quite substantial gains in that area from the free syrian army, that were holding villages there, and free syrian army contacts saying, admitting that isil have made more gains in that area than they have in recent times. the f.s.a., just to be clear,
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took those villages over the last two weeks, and they say that they really couldn't have done that without coalition airstrikes. well, it seems isil have made a push and quite successfully to retake those villages. also worthy of noting is that there were protests this morning, as well, protests by turkish population. it seems as if they were largely directed against the mayor, basically wanting the mayor to do something obviously about security, not sure exactly what he could do, but also seemingly directed also a little bit at the syrian population there. there were a number of syrian businesses that were targeted and damaged in those protests. 127,000 syrian refugees living in that village, so as you say, pretty combustible situation and of course all this comes with only, you know, a day before renewed efforts in geneva to try
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and kickstart s. some sort of peace pros in syria, so very worried times, both here close to the border and in syria itself. >> charles, thanks for the update, talk to you later. >> russia says one of its attack helicopters has crashed in syria, the n28 aircraft went down in homs province on monday night employee russian news agencies quoted russian defense agency saying two pilots had been killed, their bodies taken to the russian air base. the h helicopter was not shot dn according to the ministry in moscow. rory challands joins us. do you know what caused the crash? >> there's a task force set up which is currently as far as we're being told by the defense ministry, working ocean at the crash silent near the city of homs, trying to work out what was the cause of this helicopter coming down. as you say, the word from the
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defense ministry here is that it was not shot out of the sky. there was some other reason for it crashing. there has been some speculation in the russian media from sources inside the defense industry that perhaps this helicopter hit an obstacle on its flight path. it's an attack helicopter, it's an all weather flying vehicle, the crew would have been operating in darkness, therefore they would have had night vision goggles. it's a machine that really should be able to do its job pretty well under the conditions in which it was flying last night, so there is some degree of mystery at the moment about what brought it down if we are to believe the russian defense ministry that it wasn't shot out of the sky. >> what's the safety record like when it comes to these he will captain officers. >> these are sophisticated
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machines, which russia has been flying in syria since pretty muchle beginning of its air operations there. as far as i'm aware, there haven't been other accidents in syria involving this particular helicopter. the russian defense industry is a big industry which exports to countries all around the world. there are many, many governments that like to purchase russian hardware because it's pretty decent and not quite as expensive as the american equivalent. this is the helicopter that probably its rough analog if you're going to match it up against an american helicopter would be equivalent to an apache. it's a sophisticated machine that should be able to operate in the nighttime, in all weathers and this cation, seems like it didn't do that particularly well. >> rory, thanks very much. >> the conflict in syria and fighting isil expected to top
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the agenda when the saudi king meets turkish officials. king salomon arrived on monday. he was welcomed by that the president erdogan. there l. be a conference in istanbul. other correspondent joins us live from ankara. relations have been getting better over the past years. it looks like relations are improving even more. yes, indeed. king solomen referred to the president erdogan here as his brother and his good friend. it was very much on the show today how much the turkish president wants to extend that hand of friendship, according every ceremonial chance he could, he gave him a mounted calvary charge to bring him all the way to the palace. they then inspected the presidential guard outside of the palace before going in for what i understand a very nice lunch. this afternoon, what i believe, talks still continuing about all
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those various issues you just mentioned in the region, counter terrorism, dealing with the syrian conflict where they've always said they speak with one voice that president assad should go if the syrian conflict is to come to an end and expansionism with iran. as they were talking in ankara, across istanbul, the organization for asian cooperation summit, the egyptian from was speaking and handing over the presidency from egypt to turkey. >> are there any contributions in this relationship at all or are there areas that they will have to perhaps delay discussions until another further similar meeting down the road? >> i think the only real sticking point is that relationship with egypt. that really came to a head after the 2013 crew in egypt's when
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turkey fell out and did not recognize the legitimacy of president al sisi. the relationship pushed forward and soared over the last few years. that relationship it seems now with the foreign minister here in the country a symbolic measure, really of him turning up himself. they've been taught that an assistant on the civil servant level was going to hand that presidency over, but maybe the saudi arabia monarch visiting cairo before he came here that eased that tension between them. as i say, i think the discussions will include that relationship with egypt. one other point i suppose would be iran. saudi arabia very concerned about what it sees at expansionism and iran's involvement in the conflicts in syria and iraq and across in syria and yemen. and very much, i think we can see that the saudis are listening to turkey, possibly
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turkey playing a sort of go between role between iraq and saudi arabia, so diplomacy going on on all those levels and will continue at the summit in istanbul. >> sue, thanks very much. >> plenty more ahead on the news hour for you, including the people of yemen getting some much needed respite as the truce largely holds. >> the u.s. makes a dramatic admission about the zika virus. >> in the sports news, real madrid is seeking redemption in the quarter finals at home. details in about half an hour with sanna. the united nations is hosting a meeting in the tunisian capital to out line priorities. in that latest meeting is another attempt to keep libya stable. joining us live is our
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correspondent, what's the main priority here for the u.n.? >> the u.n. is working alongside britain and many other countries, including the u.s. and also the i.m.f. and cold bank and other institutions which are here to work out what projection are need in libya to get the country going again, reconstruction, rebuild, the rule of law, the meets, the media, all these things that are involved in rebuilding a state that was devastated by five years of conflict and also 40 years of dictatorship. the priority now is to get donors, to get countries to pledge money and assistance, but of course, that can't happen until the security situation and the political situation in libya is stabilized. >> when people like the u.n.'s martin kobler, looking at pictures of him there, call on the people on the ground to go for a situation of calm and
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crucially to maintain it, i mean, the criticism that's leveled at him is you're basically putting the cart before the horse here, because you've got an administration in place, you're getting donors in place, but the situation on the ground is not improving dramatically or fast enough. >> it definitely isn't improving fast enough, but there were traumatic developments. the government managed to get into tripoli, which surprised many people. they are at the moment in the port section of tripoli. they are moving around a little bit and gaining support from some of the cities around the country, but the priority really has to be getting those factions in triply to back this unity government as well as the parliament in the eastern city of tobruk. that hasn't happened yet, but the moment, what is needed, as well is some money for the libyans. the libyans are saying it's all good and well to put us in place in tripoli, but we need money,
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financial assistance to get things going, the big priority is oil. everyone here knows that whoever controls oil in libya controls the country. turning the taps back on, getting the oil exported is just part of the bigger issue here. >> when it comes to oil, is there a risk, as well that that could become a leverage point almost where, you know, external business interests might get involved and that's something that the government and the united nations has got to be aware of, too. >> i think they're very well aware of that, and at the moment, i think the situation is so dire in terms of oil exports and the pumping of oil, which hasn't been taking operation to the levels it should be, in two years now, and libya has a huge amount of debt, a public deficit for the wage bills that are going out, paying public servants, civil servants, also people living abroad, libyans getting a salary, money, as well.
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all of this needs to be sorted out. part of it is being discussed at the meeting today. i think these are going to be on going discussions in coming days and weeks. i think what the international community wants is yes, we're going to help now, but libya needs to get back on its feet so it can assist itself. >> al-qaeda has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in the south of yemen. an attacker detonated and explosives belt in the port city of aden killing five people. eight were wounded in the attack, which appeared to target young men queuing to register to serve in the military. meanwhile, a fragile ceasefire enters its second day in the country between houthi fighters and the saudi backed government. yemen has been at war since march of last year, civilians bearing the brunt. we have the story. >> a rare quiet in yemen's capital. for more than a year, bombs have fallen on sanna. houthi rebels control the city,
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making it a target of saudi-led coalition airstrikes trying to push them out. a break in the fighting is allowing some here to hope the bombs will stop for good. >> i hope all sides will observe the ceasefire. i wish for calm and order to be restored without any violations from either side. it is the people who are paying the price for this war. >> the truce is holding across much, but not all of yemen. this is the province east of sanna. there were reports of shelling in the southwestern city of taiz, where houthi rebels have laid siege for about a year. >> we won't negotiate with killers. what truce are they talking about while rockets fall down on the city of taiz only a few hours after this apparent truce. >> the sporadic fighting hasn't stopped the sides from honoring a ceasefire. many say that in itself is significant. >> the houthi rebels hold eight
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of yemen's 22 provinces and spread out from sanna not north to taiz in the south. this includes the capital, sanna. they are backed by forces loyal to former president al saleh and have the support of iran. the houthis are fighting troops loyal to yemen's president, adou rabbo mansour hadi. he set up a temporary capital here in the southern port city of aden and his military is present in most of eastern yemen. hadi has the backing of sunni tribes and since march of last year, airstrikes from a saudi-led coalition. then there's al-qaeda in the arabian peninsula, staunchly anti houthi but in no way aligned with the government. also competing for control in the south, we have the yemen affiliate of isil, as well as secessionist groups, mostly secular and long pushing to break away from the north. >> the u.n. says the number of people without reliable access to enough food has doubled since the conflict began to around
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14 million people. that's well over half the population and most of them are women and children. the truce calls for unhindered access to aid across yemen. the ceasefire is to build confidence between the warring parties, a hint of u.n. sponsored talks in kuwait in a week, but the inability of any side to win this war militarily is likely forcing them to resolve it by diplomacy. al jazeera. as to the ceasefire itself, the next big test will be whether it can last until talks scheduled ford kuwait later this month. the yemeni government spokesman said the truce generally is being respected. >> as we speak, the ceasefire is holding to a large degree. it is true that there are some violations on certain fronts. today, the prime minister informed the u.n. and special envoys of certain violations on
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some fronts. we received promises from the u.n. and international community that they had received assurances from the houthi militias and forces loyal to sala to observe the ceasefire and in the past hours, agreements were signed with them, namely with the houthis to that they will honor the ceasefire. >> health officials say the more they learn about zika, the scarier the virus appears. researchers are now linking the mosquito borne virus to neurological system and immune system diseases. >> what you're looking at is a 3-d model of the zika virus, an image that few of us would recognize, but one that has scientists and governments increasingly concerned. >> everything we look at with this virus seems to be scarier than we initially thought. >> there's growing evidence that the zika virus is linked to micrmicrocephaly, babies born wh
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it have small or abnormally shaped heads. researchers have not conclusively proven that link yet. >> we have learned that the virus is linked to a broader set of complications in pregnancy, not just microcephaly, but prematurity, blindness problems and other conditions. >> zika virus is being linked to still birth, miscarriage and complications in pregnancy. scientists believe it affects the immune system and calling spinal cord and brain issue inflammation and nerve condition that results in paralysis. the zika virus is transhit primarily by infected mosquitoes and passed on through sexual intercourse. >> we really do need to learn a lot more, because this is a very unusual virus that we can't even pretend that we know everything about it that we need to know. >> the current outbreak was first identified last year in brazil. since then, it's fred volume
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south america to the caribbean ant united states. the darker shades on this map show where populations are more susceptible to the virus. >> it is disastrous, because in central and south america, women simply don't have the prevention. there is no vaccine, there is no treatment. >> the world health organization is predicting the virus will affect as many as 4 million people this year. experts warn that as summer approaches, the virus carrying mosquitoes in europe and the united states are likely to cause more outbreaks. the earliest discovery of the zika virus was in a monkey in 1947 in uganda. the world health organization said the virus appears to have changed in character as it spread, but it seems to be spreading faster now than ever before. the latest outbreak was identified in brazil in march of last year. since then, it's expanded to more than 30 countries, latin
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america and the caribbean. a spokesman for the world health organization said preventing transmissions the most important thing at this stage of an outbreak. >> the deeper we look, the more interesting and scary facts we do find. we do find more and more possible symptoms and diseases caused by the zika virus and we do find it stressed to all countries. this only proofs it's very cautious to declare a public health community, which only made all the scientific efforts possible, and therefore, we were allowed to find all these links. unfortunately, we will find more, so vaccine, possible vaccine is years away. this is not something we as a
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treatment have to focus on right now. of course research has to prioritize vaccine development but for the immediate situation, this is definitely not helping us. what is important right now is of course infection prevention. this means trying to control the transmission by the mosquito, the main mosquitoes we think are transmitting the virus is foremost, but we don't exclude that other mosquitoes might be implied in this. 158 people have been killed by fever, there is a serious risk this mosquito born transmitted disease will spread further. yesterday, you were telling us about storm systems developing across the states. >> it turned out to be quite pokey, bringing a lot of damage.
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let's look at the cloud that brought it to us. it gave us downpours and very large hail and sweeping eastward now. it gave us torrentially heavy outbreaks of rain. jacksonville saw 126 millimeters. elsewhere were scenes like this, heavy downpours and winds, as well that did bring down trees and power lines. this system is going to flip its way towards the east and as it does so is not going to be quite as potent. instead, it's towards the west, where we've got to watch with that this little area of wet weather working its way out of mexico doesn't look too impressive but may well give us one or two outbreaks of weather. this is where there's the biggest risk today of seeing very large hailstones or damaging gusts of wind. towards the northwest, seattle only around five days ago was at 30 degrees. now we're back to as we normally expect 14 or 15 degrees and
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there's more in the way of wet weather to come, as well. this is what we expect in seattle, talking of wet weather is working its way to san diego. not quite yet, but during the evening wednesday, we're going to see rain edge across us and that will be the third time this year. still to come for you here, why canada's been forced to employ a crisis team to help promote an indigenous community. >> on the banks of the san joaquin river in california with a report on what one group calls the most critically endangered waterway in the u.s. after the break, we'll have the supports news. >> i'm finding out what it takes to be a world cup referee.
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you're watching al jazeera. a bomb talk in southern lebanon killed a senior fatah member. it's believed an explosive device was placed on his car. an m28 russian helicopter came down in homs. the russian ministry said it was not shot down. a suicide attack in yemen, five killed near a football stadium in aden. the process of choosing the next secretary general of the united nations is due to start in the coming hours.
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candidates will be asked questions at public hearings for the first time by public officials, representing u.n. member states. a final decision isn't expected for several months. daniel lack has more from u.n. headquarters in new york. >> eight people have held the u.n.'s top job since the organization began in 1946. they've all been men, this time there's growing pressure for a woman to be ban ki-moon's successor. four female candidates have joined the race, among them, the bug garian, head of the u.n. cultural organization unesco and helen clark, former new zealand prime minister. >> this would be a tremendous advance, to have a woman who is able to stand up to the major powers and stand up for all of humanity and the u.n. charter. >> at the center of global
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conflict has little power to deploy resources without support of the security council, russia, the u.s., france, china and the united kingdom. despite the fact the general assembly formally approves the next as he can jen, those five countries who hold the veto actually approve who holds the post. the candidates will get a chance to state why they would make a good leader during three days of public hearings. >> transparency will help, the fact that the candidates have to be out there, they have to answer questions, including from n.g.o.'s like our world, it's a good thing. at the end of the day, the key will be weather the big powers, the permanent members of the council are willing to choose someone who may at times challenge them. >> the convention in choosing a secretary general is that each region of the world has a turn, this time eastern europe was favored, all those splits among those countries over russias role in ukraine could make
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senses difficult. >> holding public hearings for the next u.n. secretary general could make a big difference. the entrenched interests that sit in this room could think otherwise. this week's testimony by candidates will be watched closely by many who want change, but the security council ultimately makes the decision beginning in july when they hold their first straw poll. daniel lack, al jazeera at u.n. headquarters in new york. >> joining us live on the news hour, mr. door is the director of the project for the u.n. was the u.s. key for what the next secretary general has to have. >> i think the key is confidence, the ability that manage such a large organization, the ability to navigate multi-lateral politics and per hops most importantly in
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this world of 24 hours news, the ability to communicate intelligently with a global audience. >> should they display more i want to use the word anger but that is not the right word, to get ahead of a crisis, it seems that the u.n. secretary general in effect playing catchup, flies to an area, gets off a plane and says this is a terrible situation and nothing happens because they're hamstrung by the permanent members of the u.n. security council, say. >> well, it actually says in the u.n. charter that the secretary general is both the chief administrative officer of the organization, but also that under article 99 of the charter, he or she has an obligation to bring to the attention of the security council any matters that might threaten international peace and security. so this is an article that hasn't been invoked that much by
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successive as he cans general but there's a chance for the next secretary general to take more of a stance for action to be taken. it is very much an area where the next secretary general could lead. >> do you think the next secretary general should be a woman? surely the time has come to get modern, to get with it. >> absolutely. we've had eight men in a row now and there are many talented women out there, both from those who put forward their candidacies already, but also others who are waiting in the wings, so i think we could actually, it's time for women, the security council in general assembly will bring gender among other considerations into their consideration. >> the process is for the first time going public. that is a good thing, surely, it makes it so much more relevant
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to so many more people around the world. you mentioned international news channels, because they will have so you didn't bites, sit down interviews that we can broadcast again and again. >> absolutely. i think the response to these inaugural postings have been phenomenal in civil society worldwide. it also means that it's harder for member states eventually to choose a candidate who doesn't perform well under pressure in the spotlight. with all the c.v.'s out there and on the table and on the y website, it's also harder for people with less multi-lateral experience or less ability to run a complex organization to secure the jobs. >> as to those individual candidates, you work very closely and there were serious questions asked about some of the business aspects that his son was involved in at one point
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in his son's career. grant it, there was never anything leveled against him. carry on, sir. >> i'm sorry, the sound has gone. i'm sorry, can up repeat the end of that last question? >> you worked very closely with cofi and there were questions asked about his sons with certain business interests. what are the lessons that the candidates today take away from that kind of inquisitorial aspect of how the world looks in on the secretary general, friends and families? >> i think all public figures come under a lot scrutiny but in the case, there was an independent inquiry into all the issues for oil for food and found he acted with great probity. his son did no unfortunate things but did not have a direct
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bearing, there was no finger pointed at anan himself. it does mean that there will be a particular need for all candidates to disclose all their financial assets and dealings and any interests which might be contrary to the sensibilities of the secretary general, a job which has been described as being a secular pope, so there was a very high, high degree of expectation about the probity of candidates. >> thank you very much. >> to iraq now, where more than half a million people in isil controlled areas of i fallujah e facing starvation. the food prices issue remains too high while stocks are dwindling and homes, as well. some residents have made soup from grass to survive. the city is under siege and few supplies have entered fallujah since last year. government forces trying to recapture the city from isil and
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have cut supply routes. the director for the world food program in baghdad joins us via skype from the iraqi capital. the idea of people living off grass, we thought we had been allowed to forget about this a few months because back, but here it is again. >> yes, we're extremely concerned about the situation in ifallujah and we have been for about the last three months. we have been paying particular attention to it by a mobile van capability, so we can monitor the situation and have as much information as we can in order to be able to respond when we get access. >> is fallujah just an indication of other areas that are suffering just as much? >> fallujah is the area that we're most concerned about at the moment because of the siege conditions and because the food is so scarce there, but we're concerned about lots of other
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areas right across iraq. we've been concerned very much about the situation in the north where there is fighting and constant deplacement. we are constantly of course to provide foot to those people as they are moving to avoid the fighting. fallujah is very, very serious and we are very, very worried about the people's ability to provide food for themselves. up until now, we've known that because the temperatures have not been quite so harsh, people have been able to actions kitchen gardens. this is an area they produce root crops such as potatoes so that has been available for the people, but now the weather is starting to heat up. it was 35 degrees yesterday. we know the foot situation will continue to get worse. >> is anyone telling you when you might be able to get your personnel into these areas?
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>> we're on stand by to go in, but the problem is we can't get in and the people cannot get out. we are calling for a humanitarian cardle and we will be ready to go in as soon as action is grounded or the people can get out. we will have food in there in a few hours of that happening. we spoke to the governor yesterday and we are at stalemate. >> is your organization well enough resourced to carry on doing what you're doing. it seems to me that you're sitting outside this area waiting and waiting and waiting until you get the green light or the situation on the ground changes and changes a lot. >> well, we have -- we see almost 2 million people every month across the entire country of iraq. there are 18 governs. we provide food to people in every single governorrance. the food is for the rest of the
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country. we need $125 million between now and the end of the year in order to provide assistance and we need an immediate injection of cash of $44 million in order to clear the fine line until december. it takes us three months to get intoed into the country, so we need to be thinking well in advance to make sure we have the food to save the people. >> thank you for joining us here on the news hour. more than 100 people from a remote indigenous community in ontario have tried to kill themselves in the past six months. the government has declared a state of emergency and called in a specialist team. kimberly has the story. >> for decades, the isolated indigenous community located in canada's province of ontario has been plagued by economic hardship that's led to a feeling of hopelessness for many. residents say few in the canadian government take notice.
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now mental health counselors are being dispatched after a state of emergency was declared. >> they'll meet with the local staff and the people and sort out exactly what the needs are. it seems primarily it's social health. >> over the weekend, 11 people attempted suicide. since september, more than 100 people have tried to take their lives in a community of just 2,000. indigenous leaders say despite those high numbers, they don't have a single mental health worker to serve the community. >> it's just like a time bomb waiting to explode and i think we're in that crisis situation right now and we need to get people into the ground. >> in january, the canadian human rights tribunal ruled the federal government had systematically discriminated against tens of thousands of first nation children living on reserve for decades. the tribunal found unequal
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funding for water, health care, education and housing compared with children living elsewhere in the country. >> it shouldn't take a state of emergency to get mental health workers into a region with 700 plus suicide attempts. there is no money in the budget for indigenous children. i asked the minister what is it going to take to end this crisis of cycle of death among children. >> these funds will actually restore hope to communities. >> first nation's activist cindy black sock said the money won't help those hurting now. >> the vast majority of this money they've announced will not be paid until the next federal election in 2019. equality or every other canadian is not an incremental idea. there's no excuse in a country like hours for giving children of first nation less. >> she is calling for the
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government to eradicate canada's history of racial discrimination and inequality that's driving so many indigenous young people to take their own lives. kimberly, kouachi. increasing pressure on fresh water supplies is causing concerns in the u.s. many states are embroiled in water woes as supplies wane. american rivers just released its america's most endangered rivers report. we are on the banks of the river listed as the second most endangered in the entire country. >> life blood of central california, the san joaquin river flows sluggishly through mountain valley and wet land. it is called one of the united states' most critically endangered waterways. >> the fundamental problem with the can joaquin is we don't have enough water in the river. right now, during the spring,
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when the river should have maximum throw, we are canoeing through 10% of the natural flow right now. 90% of the water has been impounded by up stream reservoirs. >> 70 dams capture most of the river's water and state officials allocate varying amounts for cities, farms and wildlife habitat. environmentals say it's killing the river. >> the tajes thing about what will happen if we continue to divert water from the river and ground water is that over time, the river will not be able to makes its journey to the ocean and we'll have stretches of the river that are totally dry. >> the river is like a watery battleground where competing interests fight it out, including farmers who need the water for their crops, city that is need water for populations and the environment championed by conservationists. janine jones is a senior
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state water official. >> 30 and i have million people in california, a little less than nine-acrion of irrigated farm left hand and we have the second largest number of he dangered species in the u.s. and it's been a serious balancing act to try to satisfactory all of those. >> many california farmers are deeply additional satisfied with their share. >> we're looking this year to 5% water allocation in the valley. fiefs%. >> of what you formally get. >> yes. pretty tough to keepar cards or agricultural operations moving forward many farmers want more dams. >> we need to capture more water for agriculture, core our communities, for everybody. >> as population gross, natural habitat shrinks and the natural demand for news rises, the
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struggle over california water continues with no clear resolution in sight, a high tech state at the emergency of mother naturings time for sport news, here's sanna. forward is taking action over allegations of illegal doping. he had worked with sweden's athletic team. it is claimed he domed to gain weight while playing between 2004 and 2006. his lawyer confirmed to a swedish news agency that lawsuit is being filed on monday. >> teammates will be looking to book a place in the champions league semifinals. later on tuesday, they face manchester city. the english side are in a slightly stronger position given
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their wear in the 2-2 first electoral with cities e.p.l. title hopes all but over, the champions league in their main focus. a 0-0 draw would send them through, but their boss insists they'll be looking to attack. >> we know that we have to play tough games against a very good team, but we played at paris and went there to try to win the game from the beginning. tomorrow, we are going to do exactly the same thing because the way this team play. >> real madrid are facing real challenges, the spanish giants on the brink of being knocked out of the competition. they have to overturn a 2-0 deficit after being beaten in germany if he was leg. real won the competition the week before last. he is looking forward to seeing his side stage a comeback. >> we all want a champions leak as exciting as this one. had we won in the first leg, it
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would be better but the added difficulty makes it more exciting. the players and i want to become a much more beautiful twin. >> many of europe's best players are looking forward to the euros in france in two months time. fifa's referees already preparing for the next world cup two years from now. while technology may be playing a greater part in officiating a game, but in r.b.i., referees will still make crucial decides and there's no room for mistakes. we went to find out what it takes to be a world cup referee. >> forget players like louis suarez and mario daratelli. sometimes the most controversial on the pitch can be referees. as far as back as anyone can remember, there have been controversial decisions in major tournaments. take the hand of god goal at the 1986 world cup. even modern technology like goal
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line sensors brought in for the last world cup couldn't have avoided that mistake. while referees continue to be in the firing line from fans, football's world governing body fifa is making sure the men and women on the pitch at the next world cups will get it right. >> what makes the best referees in the world? >> not make a lot of mistake. let's say try to reduce, impossible to eliminate. >> these are the best reef res and they've been brought together for fifa's joint male and female session in doha to prepare for their experiences as they prepare for the 2015 world cup apartment women's world cup later. >> it's developing in a similar pathway. the women are getting faster, everything that's happening in the women's game happened before in the men's game. we can learn from their experiences. >> as well as prep school
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sessions, the refs returned to the classroom to bush up on the rules. it's not enough to know the law us of the game, you have to keep up with the pace of play. they can run 20 kilometers in a match, sometimes more than the players themselves. >> these referees are tested for speed and stamina multiple times. technology seems to be creeping into the game more and more. the international football sacrifices board said in march that video assisted referees could be game changers in the next few years. could these officials be heading into the stands. >> i don't know, i don't think so. >> why not? >> because football is played by human beings. it should be judged by human beings. i think so. the human nature has to be there. >> let's not target that it's only human to make mistakes, which is not too often at world cup level. al jazeera, doha.
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the newly crowned masters champion daniel arrived home proudly wearing the green jacket in celebration of his remarkable victory in augusta national sunday. finishing three strokes clear in the dramatic final round, he became the first european to win the masters in seven years and first britain to do so in 20 years. >> i'm just enjoying what we've just done, watching it over, seeing the reruns, and just enjoying being at home and relaxing. >> andy murray is into the third round of the monte carlo masters. he will be joined in the next round by the 15 seed. the french man beat dimitrov in
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straight sets. l.a. lakers star kobe bryant scored 13 pointsness final road game, despite his team's 112-79 loss, to the oklahoma city thunder monday, brian has one game left in his decorated career as the lakers take on the utah jazz in what will be crazy night at the staples center arena. meanwhile, the charlotte hornets are past the hornets. jeremy lin scored the game high 25 points to lead his team to victory. the hornets have displayed the playoff spot in the conference. that's it for me, peter. >> thanks so much, see you later. >> sri lanka has complete 4g internet coverage. using a note work of hive altitude balloons is the key. we have this report from
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colombo. >> a team from google at a recent youth festival showed balloon network. >> two out of three people on the planet who don't have coverage, we are through a gallon 60 feet botch the ground can send a signal down to the cell phone you have in your pocket. >> sri lanka has 630,000 fixed internet subscribers. about 15th of its population is already connected. the google balloons will have a 40-kilometer range. 14 will be needed to cover the island. sri lanka was among the first countries to intro reduce mobile phones, three and 4g. networks. the country already has impressive internet band witted, but the entire island, even retote places would be covered. >> google says lower castes are
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the main advantage over current internet operations. >> the balloons can be very inexpensive. the plastic in the bloops is the same plastic you get when you get a shopping bag at the store and a lot of electronics in the balloon are similar to what you have in the cell phone. the cell phone industry that brought the cost of the g.p.s. trips and small circuits down enormously. >> the head of the information and communications technology agency says the project will bring innovation. >> after long years of 30 years of war, you know, we plead to leapfrogging many ways. we've taken the stand that we are going to be leaders and we are not going to be followers in this area. >> the minister of telecommunications and digital infrastructure introduced the project to young people at the festival. >> the minister was asked about some concerns over allowing google a u.s. tech giant to run a communications network envy languagen air space.
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>> there's going to be a better area and it's pure technology that corrects people and that's about it. >> it has not been smooth sailing. in february, the first balloon came down in tea country with a bump. google denied it crashed pit it said it was a controlled landing. then the balloon was punctured by scaffolding, meaning it couldn'ting fully inflated. thefts will take up to a year after which a project that the country hopes will be another technology first will get off the ground. al jazeera, colombo. that was our broadcast. do stay with us, however we're back at the top of the hour with more al jazeera world news. check our website for more on all our t top stories.
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