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police in germany arrest the former leader of catalonia separatist movement darla's pushed him on tuesday wanted in spain for rebellion. you know i maryam namazie in london you're watching al-jazeera also coming up a rebel stronghold that's getting smaller by the day hundreds more fighters and their families leave eastern goods in syria. countdown to a water crisis we're in afghanistan to find out why this wonder of nature and giver of life may soon turn off its times. it's two hundred fifty years since the founding of the modern circus or the city of birmingham but like sick would. come to the program our top story for my cats one president has pushed him on to
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his waiting to hear if he'll face extradition to spain after being arrested in germany but demand has been living in exile in belgium since catalonia declared independence last october he's wanted in spain on rebellion charges stemming from the secession vote which was declared illegal by the government in the trid for brennan has the latest. since fleeing spain nearly five months ago before my catalan president has been able to move relatively freely thanks to europe's lack of internal borders but shortly after crossing this border from denmark into germany on sunday more was identified by motorway police and detained. judicial inquiries at the motorway police station always driven away in a dark colored phone not found was later photographed arriving at this detention center in the nearby town of noise wants to bring him for a judge and the judge who. judge if he has to be. in
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jail or he is free on the conditions. in forty eight hours. many critics have branded him a coward and a scoundrel who gambled and lost with an illegal and unconstitutional referendum aimed at trying to force the issue of catalan independence but his supporters insist he is a democratic and a political hero suffering for the cause of freedom it's an image he himself has cultivated joining the past five months of freedom most recently during a trip to finland on friday i will continue my struggle in order to defend my rights as a citizen as a member of catalan perelman as a bridge in an offending collective rights of people the people of scotland but on the same day back in madrid the spanish supreme court was issuing a european arrest warrant the charge rebellion connect it is leading role in last
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october's catalan independence referendum. in madrid the news of police to mons arrest has been largely welcomed one gambling. when someone commits a crime you must take responsibility for it that's what happened to me so must be the same to him. but the wrong lingering concerns about the wider political damage this continues to inflict. i don't agree with the rest of politicians for ideological issues i think they should be with improving the dialogue and communication rather good imposing. and in the council on capital barcelona sentiment was also mixed. i'm very sad because this means that politically nobody reached an agreement and that's a shame politics is absolutely destroyed for both sides and the only thing that rules is repression. throughout his self-imposed exile from spain has maintained he
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would cooperate fully with the relevant authorities that promise is now going to be put to the test as he decides whether to oppose or cooperate with extradition to spain paul brennan al-jazeera. oh we want to bring you some pictures coming to us now from barcelona where protests have erupted on the streets people here came to voice their opposition at the of rest of casserly to karla's. let's discuss that some more now with alan who is in berlin what more do we know about the rest. well in the last hour we've had a statement from the prosecutors in the town of slicing in the northern germany close to where mr prison mom was arrested they're saying that a court there monday will determine whether he has to be extradited there is of course under european extradition treaties a process that has to be followed legally the germans are now determining whether
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everything is in place for that arrest warrant and he if he doesn't appeal will have to be extradited within ten days if he does appeal then we're looking at a process that could last around about two months mr prince or mom will have to face a course in tomorrow it's largely a formality to confirm his identity. and then the legal process that goes on from there will be will be clear often that we do know that he's being held in a detention center here in germany and this is something that has angered of course his supporters but the rest of the rest of madrid rather has reacted in a positive way to the arrest here in germany the legal steps will have to be followed it would be highly unusual if extradition is refused between two european countries germany does have to decide whether his departure mom will get a fair trial if he is sent back to boston and one would expect that that will be just a formality and that he will in fact be extradited at some point what do we know
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about movements before is appearance in germany and how he came to be arrested then now he was actually in finland giving a speech at the university of helsinki and may sing various polman tarion stay in finland he had of course been based in belgium for his self-imposed exile since his self-imposed exile from spain and it's believed that he was making his way back to belgium of course germany is on the way if you if you take the road route he was booked on a flight from finland to belgium on saturday afternoon but off to the authorities in spain arrest warrant he didn't take that flight the assumption was that authorities would be waiting for him at the other end so instead we believe that he has taken a cough ferry across the baltic sea into denmark and then crossing the border to
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germany where he was not very far inside the border just a matter of one hundred kilometers a wall when he was arrested at the side of a road at or at a rest stop we understand all right well thank you very much an account of bringing us all the latest from but. now to syria where hundreds more rebel fighters and civilians have been evacuated from eastern guta government forces are close to controlling all of what have been the last rebel stronghold close to damascus the government assault that started a month ago is proving to be a success just one group jaish al islam is holding out and they're believed to be close to a deal is following developments from beirut. the evacuations are continuing fighters their family members as well as civilians being bussed out of what was once the rebel controlled enclave of eastern ghouta to the rebel controlled
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province of idlib in the northwest of the country this is part of course of the evacuation deals or what amounts really to a surrender the rebels didn't have much of a choice they were besieged by government forces and there was a relentless bombing campaign that was targeting civilians who were trapped inside so it's not only the fighters who are leaving it is people who are involved in opposition activities media activists people that we've been speaking to telling us that we're only able to pack a few belongings and we're going to the unknown we're leaving behind our homes our lives the will we be able to to rebuild our lives once again will we be able to return to our homes so these people are really afraid of what comes next because they're going to live which is also not a safe area it is an area which is a target really of the pro-government alliance but the pro-government alliance declaring victory as saying that they're clearing the area from what they call terrorists eastern huta has long been a thorn in the side of the government the last major rebel stronghold close to the
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capital close to the government seat of power there have been numerous attempts over the years to recapture eastern huta but the government lacked the manpower they were busy on many front lines but this time around it was an all out military campaign and the only choice the opposition had was to surrender meanwhile take as president has announced his forces will launch across the border campaign on the syrian town of tal it comes after the turkish army and allied syrian opposition fighters took control of the enclave of african in northern syria they launched a ground offensive against kurdish fighters in late january tens of thousands of people are reported to have fled the assault turkish military is now sweeping the area some lines in explosives to allow our friends residents to return. now al-shabaab has claimed responsibility for a car bomb that killed five people in somalia several people were also injured in the blast which happened near the parliament in marketing shoe the bomb was
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detonated at a checkpoint after soldiers stopped a suspicious vehicle trying to find clean water is a daily struggle for many people in afghanistan for sanitation kills thousands every year and in the future the problem could get much worse because the glass is afghans rely upon a melting any but he reports from copple. the hindu kush mountain range a wonder of nature and a giver of life it has the highest concentration of snow in places outside the polar region and is afghanistan's main source of water but it's under threat there has been a rapid retreat and melting of glaciers at the current rate they will disappear by twenty fifty us ace water the waters of the sources of that is no was alive so with something happened something unfortunate have been of course does the loss of human. melting glaciers are not the only problem forty
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years of conflict and the glick to take a toll on an antiquated water and sanitation system just twenty seven percent of the population has access to clean water only twenty percent in rural areas this is the way most of kabul's poor get their water stand pipes open for a few hours every day the water system was designed in the one nine hundred eighty s. to cope with a population of a few hundred thousand today nearly six million people live in the capital muscle that this has been like the man i must i go to school at six o'clock in the morning and when i return i have to carry water buckets to my home up the hillside and for that reason i'm too tired to do my homework. lack of education has led to poor hygiene people deaf occasion rivers and few boil the water they drink most rivers are contaminated every day rule sewage flows into the kabul river from six thousand channels and is having serious health consequences twenty five percent of the
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deaths of children under the age of five are due to what a good time a nation and bad sanitation ten thousand children die every year because of die rule and water where an infection and disease account for more deaths in afghanistan the bombs and bullets forty years ago the population was thirteen million today it is around thirty six million causing a huge thirst but a shortage of reservoirs and pumping stations means just thirty percent of water is retained. improvements are being made in kabul this pumping station is part of an eighty million dollars german project to increase the number of connected homes from ten thousand to one hundred thousand more but we still need technical and financial support from the international community in the sector such as improving water management and for greasing capacity we also need support for exit queuing technical issues you can only supply water if you have it and because of the melting glaciers afghanistan has just over thirty years to come up with a solution to his predicted water loss before nature turns off the tap tony
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berkeley al-jazeera kabul and that is there still to come on the program write scripts call for classification into the role of armed groups in the war in yemen. and rallying against australia's hardline refugee policies hundred stay past said much as across the country. hello there spring has definitely sprung across parts of china now we're seeing the flowers in full bloom here in the province beautiful troops there and there's plenty more fine weather to be found there's also a little bit more in the way of cloud for some of us at the moment though and that is going to just give things a rather gray feel to the day around shanghai on monday and
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a few showers perhaps here but away from there it's fine and dry temperatures still rather warm for this time of year and towards the west that's where we've got more wet weather over chung do at the moment it's stretching its way towards the south and so down through the greasier province i think there will see some pretty sharp showers during the day out towards the west and most of the showers here are just in the far south you can see on the satellite picture just not in the way northwards we're making their way through parts of sri lanka again it's going to be sure lanka where we see some of the wettest of the weather or monday but a few bits of cloud could just squeeze out the old shower just in the southeast parts of india on monday towards the north oh fine and dry here getting pretty hot now we're looking at thirty six in new delhi maybe up around thirty eight as we head through into choose day for the arabian peninsula well here in doha it's also pretty warm now we're looking at a top temperature of around thirty three degrees. lost
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and have been. found and saved. when he's reveals how one charity is giving pakistan's lost children a new chance and look. it's impossible to underestimate the size and scale of the economic crisis it's not just about the police trillion dollar debt it's not just about the banks it's not just about the government to buy a real piece. of them back let's update you on the top stories this hour german police have arrested the fugitive former president of spain's catalonia region. is wanted by
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spain on rebellion charges after leading an illegal referendum on secession last october. hundreds more rebel fighters and civilians have been evacuated from the syrian region of eastern ghouta government forces are now close to controlling all of what was once the last opposition stronghold in the capital damascus and al shabaab has claimed responsibility for a car bomb that's killed five people in somalia's capital the blast happened near the parliament in a market issue. when i was stories we're following the united nations is calling for an end to a brutal war on children in yemen it says the number of severely malnourished children there is doubled over the course of the three a civil war it also says an additional half a million toys and girls can no longer go to school saudi arabia and iran who back different sides in the conflict have been accused of blocking or delaying humanitarian shipments. in two thousand and fifteen as a result of yemen scrummy on the development we had in yemen with two hundred
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thousand children suffering from the life threatening severe acute malnutrition we had with those two hundred thousand in two thousand and fifteen already one of the biggest cases thoughts of severe acute malnutrition in the entire world. today because of three years of brutal war that case lot has doubled. the threat of famine we have had in yemen for some times is still very much there. well human rights groups are calling for a full investigation into war crimes in yemen they want the perpetrators identified and helped to account for violations by who see rebels the bombing campaign by the saudi led coalition and the activities of on groups backed by the way
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a solid bench of aid reports. trainees of the southern belt forces were originally being prepared to fight isis and then by the in yemen the militia was formed in two thousand and sixteen by the internationally recognized government but since then the security built forces are operating beyond the control of the government of president of the rabbits who are highly. they are funded and controlled by the united arab emirates along with other groups in the provinces a hundred and the war ravaged yemen is already divided on sectarian tribal and religious lines there is a fear that parallel security operations would endangered any attempts by the government to gain strength there's also the lack of accountability in the way these forces have been working human rights watch says security built and how dreamy elite forces have used excessive force during arrests and raids detained family members of wanted suspects to pressure them to voluntarily turn themselves in arbitrarily arrested and detained men and boys detained children with adults and
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forcibly disappeared dozens the u.a.e. as part of the saudi led coalition leads these forces as a counterterrorism effort in southern and eastern yemen that's where groups like al qaeda in the arabian peninsula and i still have roots information obtained by al jazeera suggests an estimated twenty thousand fighters are part of these counter-terrorism militias rights groups are calling on the newly established u.n. panel of experts on yemen to impartially investigate the patterns of abuse and identify those responsible i'm just international believes war crimes have been committed there is absolutely no justification for parties to the conflict to me to be using this at this military target or either the fact. that they're operating against terrorism or what they call terrorism to be binding these rules of the war which have been put in place primarily to protect civilians the number of those earning a living by indulging in something pretty forth has spiked in the last three years
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. with no peace expected in times the war machine is likely to go on with impunity along with disastrous consequences for yemen civilian population. some of the jury and their. victims of friday's shooting spree in southern france have been on a palm sunday mass in the town of trip the. families of the victims sat in the front row for the service four people were killed in the attack including police officer on our belt from who offered to take the place of a hostage that was being held inside the supermarket the gunman was shot dead investigators searching his home have found notes or firing i still. now protest as a been on the march in several australian cities calling for more tolerance and better treatment of refugees australia resettles thousands of refugees a year but the united nations has criticised its hardline policies designed to
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deter those fleeing to their own their own countries from looking for a new life in australia andrew thomas was at a much in sydney. there are protests rallies happening in towns and cities right across australia on sunday but the one about three thousand people so far in sydney and in melbourne likely to be the biggest people here say that the refugees who've been sent by australia from our side in the proper new guinea and snow route many of whom have now being met for almost five years have suffered enough and should be brought to australia they also think that australia is refugee policies with racism earlier this week peter dutton the immigration minister suggested that want south african farmers who are being kicked off their farms could perhaps be given refugee status here in australia this for a man who has spent his career it seems to people here keeping other refugees in other places out this is what from the refugee action coalition said to me earlier i think the role of the demonstrations that we're seeing around the nation today is
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precisely to say pete adoption is not legitimate he's not legitimate in saying that you know what south africans who haven't asked us for help a more deserving of australian asylum than the countless numbers of people fleeing war zones who had their all thousands of people here and thousands more in melbourne and in other places across australia but in the great scheme of things these are still relatively small protests australia's media rarely reports more than a tiny bit on the souls events and in terms of politics by the governing liberal policy and the opposition labor party broadly agree on the tough policies and that's why not much looks likely to change. the. egyptians will be going to the polls on monday in an election certain to return president sisi to power the vote comes seven years after the revolution that ended the three decades long presidency of hosni mubarak out is there is media
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review show the listening post has been analyzing the egyptian news coverage in the run up to the fight. reporting this election campaign hasn't been a particularly complex operation for the egyptian news media the decks were largely cleared early on of potential challengers to president thought to l.c.c. one by one those would be candidates dropped out of the race for egyptians tuning in to broadcasters both state owned as well as private there have been plenty of media outlets to watch but much less available in terms of information opinions and perspectives. over the past few weeks egypt's state owned broadcaster and private channels like d.m.c. . and on t.v. have all done their part in scripting a fed accompli contributing on the airwaves to the cult of personality surrounding president. be the golden boy he might have to sidney. fade out but the chemicals had a machete die a shadow and it's not just the news turn to a sports program or
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a soap opera and you'll see football and film star among those who have been added to the nonstop chorus of proces the voices you will hear and see on the egyptian airwaves egypt's media routinely glorify a military strongman and have played a key role in manufacturing a national security narrative that warns against impending chaos domestic terrorism and external threats from iran turkey and qatar and they let me know. that a couple of them were iran that they would have thought of removing most of the sources that. they have here on the planet. that i would wish that of course on stories about foreign threats are not just being reported by the egyptian media the egyptian government has also accused some foreign news outlets of being threats to national security themselves earlier this month egypt accused the b.b.c. of lies and false allegations of human rights abuses this network al-jazeera has
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long been considered persona non-grata accused by the c.c. government of having a pro muslim brotherhood agenda. wallows in all of it didn't hit me up that got a pig's ear the egyptian state has gained control of the media landscape channels the authorities don't like have been banned journalists and politicians who refused to fall silent have been arrested that's how the egyptian news media are covering this presidential campaign and election was just one candidate one vision and only one possible outcome. now a long haul aviation has taken another step forward with the first nonstop flight between australia and the u.k. the quantas airlines plane from persons at london's heathrow airport after a flight of just over seventeen hours it was the first to complete the fourteen and a half thousand kilometer journey without a break most flights from australia to europe require at least one stopover in asia
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or in the middle east boston just seem pleased with the direct flight. but a background in one nine hundred forty seven the london to sydney flight was called the kangaroo route because of the numerous hops that it made the lockheed constellation aircraft carry just twenty nine passengers and had to make seven stops along the way in places like cairo calcutta and finger pour in two thousand and eighteen though modern aircraft technology means two hundred thirty six passengers can reach perth nonstop in seventeen hours or a difference alex mattress is an aviation analyst he says many passengers will still opt for cheaper non direct routes. the first is this is the first nonstop flight between the u.k. and australia which is the kangaroo route as it's known this is a route that used to take around seven days you know many many years ago and now you're able to do it in seventeen hours you know between london and perth so that's why it's being you know that's what all the fanfare is for but as you say there are
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flights that exist there are longer qatar airways have it between different so in terms of being commercially viable airlines and quantas say that it for them is better economics than stopping in dubai for example they've pulled out of the u.a.e. and singapore but in terms of from a passenger's point of view nonstop flights between australia in the u.k. for example are actually twenty percent higher in fare averages compared to stopping off once which actually is driving the fares now it's becoming cheaper to stop once if not twice. whether watching acrobats fly through the sky or animals performing nature bending tricks and circus has been at the forefront of entertainment for two hundred fifty years but in recent times high operating costs and animal rights concerns have seen audiences full now a new generation of performers i think still revolutionized the old art form as any father reports from. these are tomorrow's circus stars the
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students are developing dead devil acts and pushing their bodies to the extreme. it's fascinating to watch something that looks so effortless but that you know you can't day when someone's made it just that they can do it every day which we do we do it every day with you i may be free here they discourage you came across. the board and circus was born in britain in seventeen sixty eight when a showman called philip astley set up a tent in london and filled it with x. this is a nineteenth century circus rolling into town an explosion of noise of color in a black and white world they would evolve into massive money making spectacles. today the circus like a theater all the opera is seen as an art form in its own right to people who see an extraordinary feat and that's always been repeated of circus this year the physicality over there the things that seem to be almost impossible to see people
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just in this room that they're able to do those things but i think it's also a change there's been a massive shift in what audiences expect from entertainment from performance and from our tastes have certainly changed over the years. along with health and safety standards. an increasing number of countries have banned the use of animals over welfare concerns the u.k. will follow suit in two years' time. this is one traditional circus's of a bold into big budgets movie like production values. snow in theater this is willis and it's. really very very clear experiences like. the way. the you live.
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there. are. two hundred fifty years old the circus still come to vegas audiences a place where fear and. hate. they look at top stories for you now german police have arrested the fugitive former leader of spain's catalonia region. was detained on a european arrest warrant while heading to belgium been living there since fleeing spain in october after leading an illegal referendum on secession spanish authorities won't push him on extradited on charges of rebellion alec allen has more from berlin there is of course on the european extradition treaties a process that has to be followed legally the germans and now the temin ing whether everything is in place for that arrest warrant and he if he doesn't appeal will
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have to be extradited within ten days if he does appeal then we are looking at a process that could last around about two months it would be highly unusual if extradition is refused between two european countries germany does have to decide whether mr pearce or mom will get a fair trial if he is sent back to barcelona and one would expect that that will be just a formality and that he will in fact be extradited at some point. hundreds more rebel fighters and civilians have been evacuated from the syrian region of eastern ghouta government forces a close to controlling all of what had been the last rebel stronghold close to damascus off to a month long offensive just one group jaish al islam is holding out and they are believed to be close to a deal as well. as claimed responsibility for a car bomb that killed five people in somalia several others were injured in the blast which happened near the parliament in mogadishu the united nations is calling for an end to
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a brutal war on children in yemen it says the number of severely malnourished yemeni children has doubled over the course of the three years civil war. protesters have been on the march in several cities in australia calling for more tolerance and better treatment of refugees australia resettles thousands of refugees a year the united nations is criticised its hardline policies designed to deter those fleeing countries. but as the headlines want to when east is coming up next.
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