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that there had been in an attempt underway to break up that sit in taking place right now in front of the army headquarters is there an update on that situation. yes there are attempts by the way the support forces led by the deputy chief of the military council they came in several vehicles today military vehicles and tried to disperse the crowd they said they're not coming to disperse a crowd they say they're coming to clear the debris of those you know or hold blocks that the protesters have been putting in this the support act they are citizens from infiltrators remember the militias that i have been talking about several of militia bodies in the country that are still armed to the teeth and very disgruntled very deep very bitter about what's going on because they belong to the former regime so the protesters have been putting barricades and and searching people who come in and there was a lot of you know. thinks there that you know half filled the streets they said we're here to clear this and the protesters according to my sources they told them
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no go clear that evidence of the former regime and we're going to clear the streets so it did not happen they did not say literally that they were coming to disperse the crowds but it was understood by some protesters as a test in test in whether they can really you know fight in the people there and you know send them away to their homes. with an update from khartoum thank you. protester is in tripoli are demanding in libya withdraw its ambassador as an egypt the u.a.e. saudi arabia and france they're angry at those countries for supporting forces loyal to the warlords. who is leading an offensive to take the capital demonstrators say libya's representatives to the u.n. arab league and african union should take legal and diplomatic measures against have to his forces meanwhile a number of fighters loyal to have to have reportedly handed in their weapons and army vehicles to force the supporting the u.n. back government in tripoli the two sides have been fighting for control of the capital since earlier this month the violence has forced thousands of people from
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their homes in the outskirts of the city. had reports from tripoli on the worsening humanitarian situation. displeased in their own country this is one of the many offices in the libyan capital where people affected by the latest fighting have come to register their names they were promised food and shelter for hamad left his home in the area south of tripoli after random gunfire hit their house he says he and his family narrowly escaped death. sort of got to our house was in the crossfire from three directions so i gathered my family and took shelter in one room five minutes later a rocket landed and exploded in the house it destroyed three rooms. plaiting has intensified civilians. since the forces loyal to the city for have to launch an offensive to take control of the capital tripoli on the fourth of april to you
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and back to police the government has launched an account all friends of to defend the capital the fighting soon currently extends to around one hundred sixty kilometers south of tripoli it includes the areas of cheer the disused international airport. so. where there will be an ns are several occasions in and around tripoli have been also hit play areas strikes the united nations says more than one thousand people have left their homes to escape the fighting on the southern outskirts of tripoli government officials here say that number continues to rise and there and back the government is accusing have those forces of targeting civilian areas with heavy weapons mohammed says he saw dead bodies near his house and one of his neighbors was killed by
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a random bullet here and his family hardly had any chance to collect their blooming says one woman. we don't know where we should go wife has been destroyed in our area it's caves there and we left everything behind including our livestock. they're being provided with food and blankets by aid organizations but municipal council members say they don't have enough shelters to accommodate the gruen number of displaced people. but that five hundred families have registered only in the center we are getting more people but the problem we face now is that we don't have enough shelters we have even used state hotels and hospitals to lodge them some of these people have been provided to improve houses by local do notice others hostage by their relatives but has it own neighborhood to have turned it into a battle soon they're worried the houses they've lived to be behind could be
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destroyed in the fighting. or the. tripoli phantom or head on the are there any desire including climate change protesters bring london to a standstill kicking off days of planned rallies around the world the red cross calls for eisel to release this woman kidnapped in syria almost six years ago. is this the greatest comeback in sports history we'll look at sunday's and memorable masters when for tiger woods. the first funerals have been held for the seven children killed in afghanistan one awards where they were playing with exploded ten others were wounded in the eastern province shot about us reports on how children are the most vulnerable to unexploded munitions scattered right across the country during nearly two decades of war. in this small village of lanky joe in eastern afghanistan hundreds of
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men gather to pray for the seventeen young boys. they procession through the symmetry is because of a single border as a sunset on sunday the boys found it and played with it. this community is on the front lines of the war in an area the taliban it's so to say fighting has peaked in the last year. so one of the mourners filmed for us reporting on as sprains grapple with losing the son. ten boys were wounded in the blast most were brought here to loveman hospital they tell us how they were all of history fishing when they found the water it was thirty metres from an army base. the word for it in fact we threw the mortar in the potato field the other boys came and threw it in the stream we were there because we wanted to catch fish. because some children put the mortar in
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a potato field then in the evening other boys came and they wanted to buy the rocket to scrap metal they were fetching it and we run away and then they threw it in the stream and it exploded. these boys avoided serious injuries and amputation saved by the distance to the explosion last year and nearly fifteen hundred civilians were either killed or hurt by land mines and unexploded munitions that number has tripled since twenty twelve and it's children who are hurt the most of those killed by unexploded bombs all rockets the same children who think they are playing with a toy. and this is the result parents warning their children the un started a mine clearing program thirty years ago and in that time has removed eighteen million unexploded munitions for the boys of blank took just one to in seven young
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lives charlotte dallas al-jazeera kabul. twenty five former high ranking european politicians have signed an open letter urging european nations to reject any middle east peace plan unveiled by the white house that's unfair. the u.s. is preparing to announce what it calls the deal of the century those who signed the letter say it's a critical moment in the middle east and europe they accuse the white house of departing from longstanding u.s. policy and established international law by recognizing only one side claim to jerusalem they say the u.s. has demonstrated quote a disturbing indifference to israeli settlement expansion the letter goes on urging european nations to back up plan requiring the creation of a palestinian state alongside israel with east jerusalem as its capital they say that any plan that reduces palestinian statehood to an entity devoid of sovereignty territorial contiguity and economic viability would fatally damaged the cause of
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a durable peace for palestinians and israelis alike well the secretary general of the palestine liberation organization says europe needs to act to implement existing un resolutions the european union needs to know who denies the state of palestine what is doing some of its capital on the night in seven lines and the need to implement seriously. is evolution twenty three thirty four it's pretty constant two thousand and sixteen that's a bit between israel and the settlements dealing with settlements in any way the calling the settlements in the occupied state of palestine just totally illegal and against international law that's what's required from europe now earlier we spoke to sweden's former prime minister carl bildt one of the signatories of the letter he said a two state solution is the only viable way forward. what kind of solution do they have a permanent occupation and would be to the detriment of the answer is to make the history of a one nation solution with rights for everyone is clearly unacceptable to
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a lot of the an apartheid state would be unacceptable to the outside what difficulties with a two state solution politically in view of what's been happening with settlement policy and all of that but if you look at there will turn to it's i think you find that this is the only only avenue that can bring both peace durable this trail and recognition by the rest of their word and justice fairness and peace to the palestinian people there's no other way to trumpet mr hume wakes up to the realities of what is she evil when it comes comes to these in the middle east they would eventually find the solution mowing the lawn with the lines that has been indicated by the european union for a long time is the only viable solution that has any possibility of real success. the u.s. secretary of state has met venezuelan refugees in a colombian border town as he once again called on president nicolas maduro to step down. the u.s.
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will use all economic and political pressure to hold majority recounts. in the city to rack up a four nation tour of latin america with the goal of further isolating maduro. the latest one who thought. this was the opportunity for the secretary of state mike pale to address the humanitarian crisis inside when this will directly he had the opportunity here to meet with venezuelan migrants and others who crossed into colombia almost on a daily basis in search of basic medicine and food that they can find a back home and it was the opportunity to call. the president nicolas maduro directly to lead the aid that was sent by the united states here at the border inside venezuela. to paraphrase a president who faced similar circumstances. open these bridges
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open these borders you can enlist today what mike didn't mention though is the fact that the standoff has changed in the last couple of weeks with president nicolas maduro recognizing that there is a humanitarian crisis inside. and he has reached a deal with the international committee of the red cross to begin a huge relief effort inside the country in coming weeks what did insist on is that the u.s. will continue to pressure president nicolas maduro to push for a transition inside the country also issuing a stern warning. the united states will continue to utilize every economic and political means at our disposal to help the venezuelan people using sanctions bisa revocations and other means we pledge to hold the regime and those propping up
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accountable for their corruption and their repression of democracy we are deeply aware of the recent intimidation tactics used by the madeira regime this past thursday. the daughter should know we are watching and our support will not waver for the united states this trip was the opportunity to keep the momentum against president may call last time i did any support of the leader of the opposition inside venezuela. and also a possibility to show a unity of purpose and longer the allies in the atmosphere the question of course is this trip will do anything to change this stalemate inside venezuela meanwhile that as well as political and economic crisis continues to deepen the water shortages and rising inflation are making life harder for many but as jim reports from caracas communities are working together to try and cope. for decades many
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working class venezuelans have had to collect water from points like these at the bottom of the mountains that surround the valley that is caracas the country's infrastructure has forever been underdeveloped however in recent weeks the number of those queuing up to gather water has noticeably increased several electricity blackouts has meant that water plants haven't been pumping to homes across the capital was the listener is comes here once a week with her two children despite being economically secure if they wait for more than an hour with their buckets and containers oh. yeah well i've been coming more often in recent weeks because there's no water when we have water in our building it's not drink we use it for other things but we can't drink it. what's confounded the problem even more is that caracas is witnessed an unusually dry period with no rain reservoirs like this have dried up. but the government sees the main reasons for the water crisis are subject soars and the u.s. imposed sanctions aimed at turning the people against president nicolas maduro and
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you. will see that they want people to explode and turn against the government to justify a possible military intervention the u.s. government spokesperson has openly stated that the purpose of these sanctions is to make people suffer. to offset this and more importantly seemingly to win people's hearts the government is providing heavily subsidized goods and services to poor venezuelans in a room on the second floor of one of the hundreds of thousands of buildings that sprawl the many favelas scattered across venezuela a group of pro-government activists old school uniforms children's clothes and other garments as part of an initiative set up under former president hugo chavez similar uniforms are sold in the shops for around twenty seven dollars these are offered for a mere thirty cents their work orders have increased drastically since the u.s. sanctions kicked in these activists also run a control center where they receive requests for help from local residents and
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monitor things like water shortages. we monitor and listen to people's needs and with the help of the government we then provide for them it's not surprising that giovanni is a loyal supporter of the government were it not for hugo chavez and his socialist revolution he would never have been able to get a university degree he tells me. and sanctions are not hard to govern without hurting or people if america wanted to help the people the wouldn't impose those sanctions. for a country with the largest oil reserves in the world you'd expect living standards here to be high but the reality is the basic things like water aren't always available now opponents of president maduro put that down through mismanagement and corruption by a socialist government that's been in power for years but there's no denying that u.s. sanctions have played their part and devastating the venezuelan economy and preventing the country from developing. caracas so had on al jazeera
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a new investigation reveals the so do you eat coalition used french weapons to target civilians in yemen plus. jakarta where indonesians are preparing to vote in an election that for many will be about the economy and trying to decide whether the current president has done enough to improve their lives and in sport to have crickets most notorious cheats get a second chance will be here to explain. that yet more wet weather across the middle east at the moment the like the system is working its way away from parts of iran into afghanistan where we are seeing a few significant outbreaks of rain that area of wet weather also extends further north as well so we could see some showers and to behind that there's a little bit of
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a break for us in the eastern parts of iran they've all been next weather system is beginning to push inside forcing turkey and all the way to down the eastern coastline of the mediterranean we're going to see quite a few showers and that will continue its journey eastwards too with the caspian sea there as we head into wednesday over the high ground we could still see a fair amount of that turning to snow south of that it's going to be pretty hot for say baghdad at around twenty six in kuwait put around thirty here in doha our cloud has cleared as welfare it's now getting pretty warm we're looking at around thirty four force on. tuesday no major change for wednesday said the sunshine is back here to want to fast forward since the law a little bit more humid here thought temperature is limited to fifty one thousand for the southern parts of africa a few showers in the northern part of iraq as you'd expect in a couple for us and the northern parts of madagascar as well and we're also watching another system in the southern parts of south africa that's moving away there perhaps a little bit of cloud still grazing that coastline for tuesday been at to twenty to .
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algeciras i would winning investigative documentary program people ask me a large are native women going missing or being murdered what's the reason faultlines goes beyond the headlines holding the powerful to account have you heard of the story not involved in that examining the u.s. and its role in the and someone has to get the gun i'm shooting people right now. with a new series that's the reality that we live in coming soon on al-jazeera twenty one an age to assert your individuality it's ok to argue with people and it's ok to disagree with people but also a period when childhood dreams can climax with reality compromising i don't think i'm pretty good at compromising in two thousand and six south africa up revisits the children of apartheid for the third time and like their country much has changed over the past fourteen years the teen who are twenty one up south africa
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i'm noticing. hello again the top stories on the al-jazeera news are us. laid out their demands including an immediate transition to civilian rule they want the existing parliament dissolves and the deposed president's party. protesters in tripoli are calling for libya to withdraw its ambassadors and egypt the u.a.e. the arabia and france they're angry at those countries for supporting forces loyal to the warlords. who is leading an offensive to take the capital. two dozen former high ranking european politicians are urging european nations to reject any middle
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east peace plan unveiled by the white house that's unfair to palestinians. israel's president has begun meeting with political parties to decide who will form the next government. first benjamin netanyahu party which won most seats in the april votes netanyahu intends to build a coalition with far rights and ultra-orthodox jewish parties later held consultations with the blue and white alliance which came in a close second. from west jerusalem. these consultations are happening at the residence of president rivlin for the first time they will be aired live on t.v. the office of the president saying that it's in the sake of transparency but also there has been many speculations that president rivlin preferred. to have to work with benny gantz that's one of the two co-chairs of the blue and white list rather than benjamin netanyahu now he started the day by meeting
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a delegation of the likud no surprises there they put forward the name of benjamin netanyahu to become the next prime minister of israel then he met with this second party that won the most seats in knesset the israeli parliament and that's the one blue and white list of benny gantz and you're left pete now the president did ask the members of that list if they would consider and national unity government and they flatly answered no. stances and then you have to remember that throughout the electoral campaign the blue and white list really positioned themselves as attacking benjamin netanyahu as a person as they say his divisive policies his racial policies and also attacking came on these corruption charges and looming in that come july now these consultations will continue for the next forty eight hours at the end of that
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process then president ridley will call in the person that was most recommended to form this coalition government and no surprises there will be benjamin netanyahu because he does have the numbers on paper then at that stage that person benjamin netanyahu will have twenty eight days to form a government. is appealing for the whereabouts of kidnapped along with two drivers in syria nearly six years ago he was working for the red cross delivering aid to live when she was taken it's believed she was being held captive by i saw alongside two syrian drivers a copies abduction was kept secret for fear her life might be at risk. our number one priority all along has been safety and as you say decisions have been taken always with caution in mind and one of those decisions to keep the information for the public eye as possible the i.c.r.c.
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has taken the lead and we've worked collectively together around. plane is there is no right or wrong time. assessment is made with the fall of the caliph. the risk we need to see by calling for action whether we can find any more information at this point. has more from beirut. the i.c.r.c. ending its silence appealing for any information on the whereabouts of its members of the syrian nationals their fate is not known but the i.c.r.c. believes that the third member a nurse from new zealand is possibly alive and they have information that she was seen alive just a few weeks ago there is no doubt that the i.c.r.c. is gathering information from those who used to live under the rule was defeated a few weeks ago the fighters wives and children are now thousands of them are now in a camp in northeast syria so it is trying to gather information. members are not the
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only ones who were kidnapped and remain missing you have the italian priest father paolo you have the british journalist john county who appeared in the video. camera all missing believed to have been taken hostage by their whereabouts are still unknown and. hundreds if not thousands of people who went missing under rule three thousand years these for example mass graves continue to be dug in areas that were once under rule bodies are being found but it's a painstaking process to determine. so appeals are now being made all its territory but this armed group still poses a threat. both syria and iraq and it is believed to be taking shelter in the desert in eastern syria as well as in some areas across iraq. an investigation by french media organizations has revealed the use of french weapons by the saudi erotic
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coalition in yemen leaked documents from france's military intelligence show that french battle tanks helicopters fighter jets and caesar artillery pieces have been deployed on the battlefield and in civilian areas the investigation found twenty. one hundred thirty two guns to riyadh's between march twenty sixth and december last year thirty five civilians including children were killed in areas that were within the range of those weapons. from paris. well this report certainly seems to damage the credibility of the french government now investigators from two france's biggest media organizations radio france and media parts say that they received a leak top secret defense documents which shows that saudi arabia and the united arab emirates are using french made weapons in yemen but not only for defense
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purposes now the french government has always maintained that the weapons that they have sold to these countries are being used only for defense and pose no risk to the civilian population well this investigation is quite detailed it talks about some of the arms which are publicly sold to these countries such as helicopters armored vehicles mirage jets it also has some real detail for example it says that along the border between yemen and saudi arabia sees the guns cannons are posted more than forty of them and they have a range of around forty kilometers so that means that civilians could well be at risk and the report also talks about two french made naval vessels that are being used as part of the saudi coalition's blockade on yemeni ports preventing humanitarian aid reaching the civilian population or the u.n. security council has been discussing the conflict in yemen humanitarian affairs chief mark local while the cease fire has largely held in the city for the there's
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been a pronounced escalation of violence elsewhere in the country over the last two weeks fighting nearly one hundred. people from. the heart the other areas in which is an extremely distressed destry. which. this nation. yet you just a few can always this from main water source two hundred thousand people if i do damage to. the city we could very quickly see a major catastrophe if i had to move. up to four hundred thousand more people could be displaced. the operator of japan's crippled fukushima nuclear plant has begun removing nuclear fuel from its dam industry act or as it was carried out by remote control due to high levels of radiation the reactor was
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damaged than twenty eleven when japan was hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami the cleanup is four years behind schedule in part due to difficulties clearing debris. protests are taking place around the world but the issues of global warming and climate change in focus environmental activists are blocking some of london's busiest roads in an effort to shut down the city there demanding the government reduce carbon emissions to zero by twenty twenty five burnet smith has more from london. this is marble arch in central london that would normally be packed with traffic at this time of the day but here are four of the sites has been taken over by protesters from extinction rebellion who are using this all the time of civil disobedience to get the message of climate change across they have for a while apparently even set up solar panels over the over there because their intention is to come out here at least for the next three days but as long as
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a couple of weeks and they're doing they say because of really the frustration over decades of warnings of climate change being ignored and the only way they can get people to pay attention to take notice is to do this sort of civil disobedience is not just here eighty cities more than eighty cities thirty three countries worldwide are taking part in these protests and certainly here in london very low level policing allowing it to go ahead. german prosecutors have charged the former volkswagen boss with fraud over the diesel emissions scandal martin winterkorn is accused of failing to prevent the manipulation of engine software that left volkswagen cars cheat on diesel emission tests prosecutors say he knew the company was installing a so-called defeat device on vehicles sold in europe and the u.s. the scandal rocked the carmaker and cost about thirty three billion dollars. nigeria is africa's biggest economy and the continent's largest oil producer but
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that wealth hasn't trickled down with more than half the population living in extreme poverty and his recent re-election campaign president already promised to diversify the economy but as her mentor some reports from ogun state nigeria is even struggling to grow its own food. first is cleaned the machine also peels off the skin removing any soil live from the plant. in its ground into a sticky pulp the water is squeezed out after a few more processes that becomes a flower a staple food for nigerians the government's trying to increase food production for local consumption as well as to celebrate what it says agriculture could help produce nigeria's dependence on crude oil different. explodes imports. exports. and
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its. exports. and. nigeria is a largest producer of casaba in the world to encourage more farmers to grow the crop commercially the government says it will improve access to finance and will try to attract more private investment in the sector nigeria imports a lot of the lead which is the fourth using money earned from selling its oil now farmers will be encouraged to grow more staples and i'd rather have some progress if there were not enough to feed the country. cooking with a has been a way of life for generations but much of it is to have systems farming not commercial these women grow just enough for their families the little left over is sold for a few dollars. sitter does everything by hand she can afford machines to grind the into flour she says she barely makes enough to feed her six children. you know sir it is. gone didn't i was wrong going to new now. i would.
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choose to sort out the need by which you don't need to mourn the life you have to know how narrow money can be a little deeper and inside leave. so the work is not done using. what. economists say diversify nigeria's economy after decades of relying mainly an oil won't be easy it needs more political will and more input from locals but there are some people are starting to see farming as a viable business one delivery at a time. ogun state nigeria scientists in israel say they've made a major medical breakthrough revealing the world's first three d. printed hearts it's small only about the size of a rabbit made with human tissue and blood vessels researchers hope to produce organs suitable for humans in the future though they say it's a long way off yet they still have to teach the prince at heart to behave like a real one and rescue workers in rio de janeiro are still on the site of two
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buildings that collapsed on friday nine people are known to have died as the details. of the search goes on for the missing people who live nearby are growing increasingly concerned that their homes could be next heavy rain continues to fall in the surrounding buildings all vulnerable and they say they've been left to clear up off to the disaster with little help always a change they're seeing afraid the debris left by the rain the furniture everything is still here and it's raining again one of the authorities waiting for them for the rain of rubbish to bury kilis my six year old son is scared he's inside the house saying he doesn't want to be here. for vendors or shanty towns like often beyond the armed gangs control the streets and profit takes priority over building standards the buildings that came down had already been condemned residents say the government could and should do more to end corruption the civil defense comes in
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inspects last year they condemned buildings down here but a few days after that you have people building new ones happens this is not about suffering it's about being abandoned a state of emergency in rio de janeiro was announced a week ago when the floods and mudslides began forecasters say the worst of the rain is over but fear in the fellers remains fear that most homes will be reduced to rubble. in indonesia a presidential challenger is promising to take the economy in a new direction. as running against incumbent in elections on wednesday for. indonesia's capital jakarta drivers of three wheeled taxis have more time than they used to to talk politics the president djoko widow has encouraged other modes of transport that can be ordered online meaning business has reduced dramatically
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for these workers they say they'll vote for change in wednesday's election in the hope it will improve the economic situation that you see. these days it's so difficult for me to make a living we don't have enough money for tomorrow's food if we don't work today i only make two to three dollars a day the economy has been one of the main points of debate during this six month election campaign it's growing at around five percent which is short of what the president was aiming for body enough he says to earn a second term in office. we want to continue our effort to develop the economic independence of indonesia. jacoby's main focus has been on infrastructure development like the opening of an underground train line in jakarta which was first proposed more than thirty years ago. on the campaign trail joko widodo has spent much of his time trying to sell voters on the economic achievements of his government over the past five years which he says has led to the lowest
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unemployment rate in twenty years his opponent has opted for a much more populist approach. like the last election in two thousand and fourteen the other choice for president is former army general problem. he says he'll lower the cost of living and has also promised create more jobs through a boost in the manufacturing sector. didn't get our nation has long been running in the wrong direction if this direction is continued it will not provide welfare for the indonesian people. there is concern among some economists that indonesia can't afford many of the measures proposed is promising but they agree there should be a greater focus on manufacturing in the last thirteen years in addition experiencing. premature industrialisation switch means that the growth of the manufacturing sector is. below or lower than the. g.d.p. growth campaigning for the election has come to an end now many indonesians will be
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asking themselves if their lives have improved over the last five years or that they and their country need a new economic direction wayne hay al jazeera jakarta. still ahead on the. carlie moves to the saudi arabia could this prevent the defending champ from getting to the start line. in just a moment. hello
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again time for the sports news with leo thank you during last really of sac their biggest rugby union star israel folau after homophobic comments he made on social
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media it comes just months before the rugby world cup in japan david stokes report . israel folau is the highest profile and highest paid player in australian rugby union at least he was the fullbacks career appears to be over after he launched yet another homophobic attack on social media a fundamental christian he was warned in twenty seventeen for expressing his opposition to gay marriage but then last week posted this on instagram saying that all gays will go to hell if they do not repent left australia's rugby bosses with little choice. a high level break. players code of conduct warranting timid nation on has employment contract thirty year old who is not deleted the post told the sydney morning herald newspaper it would be god's will if he never played rugby again he's been
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a fixture for the wallabies since switching from the rules in twenty thirteen and would no doubt have played a huge part in the world cup campaign later this year but coach michael says there's no way he could pick him now when you're playing the cultures who. were present everyone is everyone it's not just australia facing all good questions england rugby star believed in a poll or could be in hot water for publicly defending folau online as could three of his teammates who in turn liked his post win a polar is set to meet with england bosses this week as for he has forty eight hours to either accept his sacking or take it to an independent hearing but it's hard to see a route back for him now david stokes al-jazeera. well organizers of the dakar rally say the race will next be held in saudi arabia it's not yet clear if some drivers will boycott the race or even be blocked from competing qatari defending champion nasr is likely to face significant issues entering the country because of
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the saudi led political and economic blockade of qatar the dakar rally was initially held in africa but was moved to south america in two thousand and nine because of security and eames. well tiger woods is now ringed sixth in the world after winning the masters his highest standing in years. he claimed his fifteenth major title more than a decade after his success at the two thousand and eight u.s. open he's now just three shots three short of jack nicklaus's record of eighteen majors the forty three year old said he didn't think he could win after his career nosedived following a very public divorce and back surgery i had you know serious doubts after you know what transpired a couple years ago i could barely walk couldn't sit down i really couldn't do much of anything. procedural back which gave me
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a chance to. you know having a. normal life. but then all the sudden realized i could actually swim golf club again. so if i if i could somehow pieces together that i still have. the hands to do australia's cricket team readmitted ball tampering cheats david warner and steve smith into their squad for the world cup both batsman completed year long bands and looks good in the indian premier league the world cup starts next month in england and wales. baseball celebrating jackie robinson day the first black player to break into the major league back in forty seven african-americans used to make up about a third of all in all the players but now that number is less than ten percent robert reports. for millions of americans this is the sound of spring seventeen year old d.j. price plays shortstop for the angels with charter school near sacramento.
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everything into baseball everything all my heart into baseball that's on top and former major league player and manager jerry manuals foundation guides the schools baseball program in his youth he says baseball was king it was a part of. the african-american coach your own sunday after church had to be a baseball game baseball game on sunday in the black community. everybody was there since jackie robinson broke baseball's race barrier seventy two years ago players like hank aaron bob gibson willie mays and ernie banks have been among baseball's greatest but times have changed now out of seven hundred fifty active players on major league teams just fifty one are african-americans one reason is economic says angels coach anthony manual amateur baseball has turned into a travel ball. and in order to do that there's
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a big cost that goes along with that from monthly fees to uniforms to paying for the tournaments and not saying that african-american kids don't have to have money but a lot of the houses that are single parent families and it's a little tough for you know to keep jury manuals mission is interesting more african-american kids in baseball are really in. that. there's going to be a tremendous turnaround but there's more to it than just numbers the goal of this program goes well beyond college baseball scholarships or even majorly contracts it's also about building character and giving back to the community winning jerry manual says isn't everything but it's more about the man it's more about him surviving and coming out of an on the third area and becoming a man there's a reason manual's nickname as
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a player was the sage now he's passing on his wisdom and love for the game to a new generation of african-americans so they too can walk in the footsteps of jackie robinson robert oulds al-jazeera california. but that for me will have more support for you later we'll see you later on the air thank you and thanks for watching the news on al jazeera back in a moment to have much more of the day's news coming your way in minutes. we're live in
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the soldiers there on life from a headquarters in doha i'm dead you know also ahead fear and despair grips thousands of libyans displaced by the fierce fighting for control of the capital tripoli former politicians and diplomats urged the european union to reject any u.s. peace plan for palestinians and israelis which ignores the two state solution. and a new investigation reveals the saudi u.a.e. coalition used french weapons to target civilians in yemen. hello we begin in sudan where protest leaders have laid out their list of demands at a news conference a short while ago the most important being the immediate formation of a civilian government and they want the former ruling party of deposed leader ahmed
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and bashir disbanded and its assets redistributed they're also demanding the removal of the head of the judiciary his deputies the attorney general in the winter but it was sort of going to be objective that the revolution cannot be achieved completely in the face of the backstage manipulations of the remnants of the regime or key demand of a civil council to guarantee the revolution is safeguarded and its goals achieved with a technocratic provisional government with executive powers must be formed with a consensus of the people. the streets of khartoum hundreds of people are still outside the army headquarters protesters fear security forces might be planning to break up their sit in the military council has asked political parties to agree on an independent figure to be interim prime minister but differences remain between the protest organizers and political parties let's speak to them he's a research associate at the school of oriental and african studies he is joining us here in the studio thanks for speaking to us on al-jazeera so we did hear from the
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sudanese professionals of the association at the press conference allow me to just tell you one of the things they said that the most significant issue that they don't agree with the military council council excuse me is the duration of the term of that transitional period so the umbrella group is asking for one year the military council is asking for more is that difference going to be bridged easily i think. depends on the political forces i'm sort of you know because now they talk about you know the professionals are talking about twenty year and then the you know you know force left sudan court on the other that you're quoting for like forty years or something like that so that you know the political force including actually the the court on the other you know that you know that not united or but of the the people of the transitional period or something like that but i think if there is to be a political will look a meaningful one i think the coverage some sort of you know agreement on that on
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that one but the problem is right now it's not just the critical period or the transitional period or something what are given this what does that should be actually you know at this during this transitional period or some similar but not let's not forget you know it's still so that it's upwards of you know the forty year on the. number one item of this kind of put it in there pretty colors pretty good not either dignity or even you know the political culture that so what are the issues that are that are not addressed right now that are critical during this transition period that you would like to see addressed no not amy and amy is not the first time actually that actually faced the same kind of situation as some sort of that course you know independent of sudan ninety fifty six and also in one thousand nine hundred sixty four i was also the a present of ninety five you know pretty good for the stretched power complete over power not competing i should over programs to you know to the king to stand his people and to put up with the level so that his people or or to discuss actually the issue of governance how to govern so that rather than who is going to govern so
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there are some sort of they should live in that kind of listen because right now so that actually it's a crossroads where you know to succeed and to not to serve i'm not sure to you know to you know to impart some sort of democratic transition or actually to descend into chaos and that through a problem because they should not especially the political force of the sentence should not ignore the root cause of the with the crust of the country that you know lead to the no contradiction in that for a social problem not forget that you know that millions of people. actually in the i think that right now without putting in especially right now with the help of these but it begins to him a good thing to be the world but the support force has pretty particle you know brother kind of record you know treating them actually in that court and other places and even you know the head of the military council himself i think i should they need to send some sort of. they break with their you know their thoughts right now that it's not but it actually between that mistrust actually between them and
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the people should on the ground ok thank you for giving us your analysis let's cross over to. he has an update for us from khartoum and i suppose the big question is right now is. when the demonstrators are going to be that they're going to be satisfied that their demands are met and at one point is the military going to say look we just can't give anymore. that's a good question they have been submitting demands after demands and they have been putting those lists to the military council and discussions have been going on for the last couple of days we've been expecting the association of so than his professionals today to give us the results of the talks that have been going on but instead of giving the results the the iterated this is just it again that is the demands that they have including a complete uprooting of the former regime getting rid of that eminence of that regime and particularly in forming the judiciary system appointing
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a new attorney general and you prosecutor they also demanded a completely not completely but a civilian counsel instead of military counsel but a civilian counsel that also sudan with the help and with a presentation from the military like including the ministry of defense ministries that have to do with the military could be kept with them by the military but they want to be ruled immediately by civilians not by the military they also want a civilian government and a prime minister that is chosen by the different parties to the political parties in the country and particularly the movers and shakers of this revolution which is the so these are professionals association and the forces of the declaration of change and freedom. these these this situation indicates that there is a kind of arm twisting going on between the army and the protesters each side trying to trying to impose its view of the army has accordingly according to some
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reports they've been trying to clear the city but the protesters refused to do that so those are attempts sent testing each other and there is pressure mounting from the state instead of people going home they are more gunfire nice and the organizers of this protest are they have been talking to the protesters over the night i was there and they have been telling them look we have only started this revolution so difficult. that is what comes the difficult part is protecting the gains and the achievements of what we have already done of this revolution remember the blood of our martyrs and remember that the military the military have deceived us twice in the past year or so that were military coups where staged because and under pressure from the state but then they were stolen from the people and you know the country went through decades and decades of this but these children and they don't want that to be repeated again and they are thinking and telling their base but they only got on top of. of keeping their momentum and of
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god emptying the achievements is to stay in the streets while negotiations take place until all the demands are met. vall thank you nearly one hundred fifty people have been killed in the battle for libya's capital tripoli dance according to the latest numbers released by the world health organization more than eighteen thousand people have been this place in fighting between a force of loyal to warlord khalifa haftar and un backed government fighters but what are they were had has more. displeased in their own country this is one of the many offices in the libyan capital where people affected by the latest fighting have come to register their names they were promised food and shelter. left his home in one area south of tripoli after random gunfire hit their house he says he and his family narrowly escaped death so they were sort of got to our house
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was in the crossfire from three directions so i gathered my family and took shelter in one room five minutes later a rocket landed and exploded in the house it destroyed three rooms. fighting has intensified near civilians areas since the forces loyal to the thirty four have to launch an offensive to take control of the capital tripoli on the fourth of april they will and back to police the government has launched a counter or fence of to defend the capital the fighting soon currently extends to around one hundred sixty kilometers south of tripoli it includes the areas of gaza have been a shared the disused international airport also one e. so for me some say hill where there'll be and ends are several occasions in and around tripoli have been also hit by a restrikes the united nations says more than one thousand people have left their
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homes to escape the fighting on the southern outskirts of tripoli government officials here say that number continues to rise and there and back the government is accusing have the forces of targeting civilian areas with heavy weapons mohammed says he saw dead bodies near his house and one of his neighbors was killed by a random bullet here and his family hardly had any chance to collect their blooming so. we don't know where we should go wife has been destroyed in our area it's caves there and we left everything behind including our livestock. they're being provided with food and blankets by aid organizations but municipal council members say they don't have enough shelters to accommodate the groomed number of displaced people. that five hundred families have registered only in the center we are getting more people but the problem we face now is that we don't have enough shelters we have
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even used state hotels and hospitals to lodge them some of these people have been provided to the houses by do notice others hostage by their relatives but is it only been heard to have turned it into a battle soon there weren't the houses they've lived to be behind could be destroyed in the fighting. with. tripoli. twenty five former high ranking european politicians are signed an open letter urging european nations to reject any middle east peace plan unveiled by the white house that's unfair to palestinians the u.s. is preparing to announce what it calls the deal of the century those who signed the letter say it's a critical moment in the middle east and europe they accuse the white house of departing from longstanding u.s. policy and established international law by recognizing only one side's claim to jerusalem they say the u.s. has demonstrated quote
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a disturbing indifference to israeli settlement expansion the letter goes on urging european nations to back up plan requiring the creation of a palestinian state alongside.

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