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> >> >> announcer: this is al jazeera. [ ♪ music ] hello there. a warm welcome to the newshour. i'm here in doha with the top stories on al jazeera. talks between south sudan and rebels restart in ethiopia. >> i'm in the ethiopian capital with more on the talks. police in turkey block may
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day protesters reaching thaksin square. a leading figure in northern ireland's republican party has been arrested for murder. time to get help - toronto's mayor taking a leave of absent to deal with his drug problem. talks are underway in ethiopia between south sudan and rebels in an effort to end the civil war. fighting intensified over the past two weeks despite an assess fire being signed in february. thousands have been killed and more than a million people left homeless since the conflict began in december. ahead of those talks, the u.s. secretary of state arrived in united states, and financial sanctions on those responsible
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for the violence. our correspondent is live for us in addis ababa. the long hiatus after the talks. what allowed it to happen? a poll anies, we appear to have lost audio contact. we'll try to get him back. first, this report by anna cavel. >> reporter: the tone of the political conflict was set when the president addressed the media wearing military fatigues. the government's claim that former prime minister riek machar attempted a coup was never proved. is rapidly became an eted nick contract. the president is from the dinka. his deputy for another.
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people began to choose sides. the fracture split the army, 70% of soldiers defecting to the rebel movement. it was not long before riek machar surfaced in the book, acknowledging his command of the rebel forces. the president of uganda sent in his army for support. without him, juba would have fallen to the rebels much the conflict unleashed waves of voingts as the people of dinka and knew air tribes turned on each other. >> in malay cow patients were shot in their beds. in bentiu more than 200 were massacred. more than a million fled their homes. 80,000 hidden in u.n. bases.
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they faced hunger, disease and dependency on humanitarian aid. peace talks in ethiopia so far failed to end the fighting. the release of four political prisoners in juba could mean progress. >> now that they are released and that stumbling block has been removed, it's possible that there could be progress towards ending the brutal conflict. okay. it seems we have mohammed ado back with you. good to see you there. i was saying there has been a long hiatus in the talksment they have resumed. what allowed the two sides to come back to the table? >> it's a lot of pressure not just from the mediators but the leaders from kenya, and ethiopia
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have said they will not allow the massacres that have been going on in south sudan. they are saying that we cannot have another rwanda n to our countries. a lot of pressure has come to bear. joining me to discuss this is a fan of the man considered the founding father of south sudan, who is negotiating for the rebel side of riek machar. this morning you had face to face talks with the government negotiators. there were sticking points. tell us, for example, the main sticking point which is the foreign forces? south sudan. >> yes, there's two main issues. i would not really call them sticking issues, it's a matter
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unfortunate government committed to agreements, honouring agreements which they had. it's not really more demand, but it is that the government is not one to implement what they are already saying. the issues of the detainees, they were put on trial and put under house arrest. the war is the biggest issue or condition was the release of the political prisoners. yet you say you are not happy:. >> no, they have not been released. when you are released your passport cannot be held. if the case has been thrown out from the court, you can't take them back to court. they should be free, and allowed to travel anywhere that they please to go, and join any political force. we are not saying let them come
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and join us, but allow them to travel freely. their participation is important in the future. >> tell us about your opposition to the deployment from ethiopia, kenya and other neighbouring countries. >> it is not a problem, but we see it as redundant. the u.n. has a mandate. it will be more costly and take more time. it's easier to expand the mandate than hold the negotiation process. you'll have cop flunfusiconfusi. >> thank you for joining us. no now, there is a lot of intransigence, but the talks held here present the level possible chance of getting a
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solution for the people of south sudan, one in which thousands died in the past four months. >> necessary talks indeed. thank you for joining us. now, turkish police have fired water canon and tear gas to prevent protesters from defying a ban in rallies in istanbul. demonstrators were trying to reach the central thaksin square. parts of the transport system has been shut down, riot police employed. scuffles between police and protesters launched a nation-wide movement against the government. zeina khodr live in thaksin square in istanbul. clearly it's looking empty so the protesters unable to get to the square. are they trying.
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>> they have been dozens gathered. the police prevented them. they used water canon. tear gas. the police are out in force. the government is not banning rallies just panning the rally in tham sin. yunans say that this is not what they want, it is not up to the government to decide wherever and whenever they decided to demonstrate and make their demands clear. strong police presence, city center has been sealed off. and public transport has been suspended as well. >> unions say this is the constitution right. today is supposed to be a day to mark a may day labourers, rallying, so it's been overshadoed by the divisions in turkish society.
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>> we know that may day protests happen every year, around the world. why is this protest in thaksin square so significant? >> this is not just a fight about rallying in that's correct sim square. if i talk to people about opposition, they are supporting them. they say that the government for them has been abusing its power. >> yes, the government is democratically elected. the ruling party won in local elections and it is popular. but the government has its critics, they say that the government is not accepting dialogue and is abusing items power, the judiciary and the police. the government is saying that they don't want the rally held here. they have information that the groups my disrupt the process. they have resurfaced the
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problems and divisions in society. >> thank you very much zeina khodr. >> there has been may day demonstrations around the world. protesters in cambodia defied a government ban on demonstrations. there they were beaten by police. more than 500 garment factory workers for higher minimum wages. >> in greece labour union members are marching to the parliament building in athens. they can see a live shot of a number of people coming out to mark may day. >> brunei has become the first country in south-east asia to introduce criminal punishment based on islamic law. the sultan of brunei opposed the laws. he's warned of rising crime and dangerous external influences such as the internet. the oil-rich nation has one of the highest standard of living in asia. human rights organizations say the move is a huge step
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backwards. >> citizens can be fined for indecent behaviour for not performing friday prayers and getting pregnant out of wedlock. convictions can include flogging, amputation of limbs and death by stoning for sod my and adultery. >> critics of these laws could face punishment says a spokes american from human rights watch. >> this is a mystery why the sultan chose this time to introduce these particular kinds of brutal punishments. we heard claims about rising crime. there's no imperial evidence anywhere in the world that these kinds of punishments have impact on lowering crime. so these go against basically the trend in brunei, the trend in the region. they are also very much turning
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their back on brunei's commitments under the association of south-east asian nations. >> brunei is essentially a complete absolute monarchy, under a state of emergency for decades, and the sultan is the prime minister, the defence minister. the finance minister, so we have little capacity to gauge the real feelings of the people. in brunei, which has essentially no outlet for dissent, the law prompted a highly unusual amount of feed -- on social -- feedback on social media. enough to say that all the critics themselves would be subject to punishment. >> police in northern ireland arrested a leading irish republican party leader.
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sin finn leader gerry adams went to a police station to answer questions. >> sin finn leader gerry adams has been questioned over the murder of a woman 32 years ago. she was shot dead by members of the irish republican army in 1972. her body found on a beach in 2003. the irish republican army spshted the mother-of-10 had been an informer. her family said it was not true. the murder investigation was we vived -- revived. adam said he is incident and released this statement. >> while i have concerns about the timing, i am voluntarily meeting with the police. while i have never disassociated myself from the ira, and i never will, i'm in the of any part informant abduction, killing or burial of the woman.
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>> adams was a leading politician. a peace deal known as the good friday agreement was signed in 1998 to end decades of violence between catholics and protest ants. investigators have made rests before in this murder case, but adams is the most significant one so far. >> we are joined from belfast. why is this happening now. there's a lot of skepticism around the timing of the arrest. >> just to be clear, i'm in antrim, down the road from belfast, and this is the police station where gerry adams has been held and is questioned now. sin finn, the republican party is complaining that it's a few weeks before the european elections and been timed to
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muddy their image. in a way you could have expected this to happen because gerry adams instructed his lawyer last month to ask the police if they wanted to speak to him about the abduction and murder and it's happened why. the reason why is because of a project that came through boston university to take interviews with former militia members from both sides in ireland's war. and two of them who are dead claimed that gerry adams was the commander of a unit which organised the abduction of the woman. adams always denied it. the question is how long will he be questioned for, happens if they charge him with this, and what does that do for the peace process. the fact that he's been questioned at all, as one of the prime architects, is significant in its own terms.
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>> i wanted to bring up the state of the peace protest with you, and the impact of the arrest, whether people in ireland are seeking retribution for killing during the ira era or are happy to move on. >> it's a question that's torturing both sides at the moment and an american mediator was her before cruz. this is something that he was trying to crash out, whether the pros of reconciliation should have involved a line in the sand. and historic allegations from both sides should be let go. to some extent that seems to be happening. they probably feel aggrieved that because of gerry adams high status, it may be that he's been made an exception to that rule. it's difficult to know what the police are going to do.
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as impartial as they claim to be, whatever decision they take with him. is bound to be political. if they question him and let him go, the british media, which can't stand adams, will say they've been leant on to let him go. if they charge him with terrorism offenses, then if he doesn't collapse the peace process which isn't in good shape, it will dent it. >> what happens over of the next day or so is significant. >> a hot topic. thank you for joining us from antrim in northern ireland. >> still ahead on the programme. the international monetary fund approves a bailout for ukraine. can it help its struggling chi. we'll find out. >> and massive destruction in the wake of a tornado, but will replacement homes be built
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stronger. plus... >> i'm in rio de janeiro brazil. despite criticism from a top olympic committee official, the city says they will be ready for the 2006 team tumor olympics. -- summer olympics. . more than 20,000 prisoners across egypt have gone on a hunger strike. it's in protest at prison conditions and the mass trials of opponents of the military-backed interim government. we have more. >> reporter: from well outside the prison gates, the chance of protest can be clearly heard. down with the regime they chant, down with military rule. this is the prison in the coastal city of alexandria, one of more than 40 facilities caught up in a mass prisoner protest. >> translation: we have started
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a hunger strike and decided not to go out for exercise. we will not attend court, nor stand before any prosecutors. >> they allege appalling prison conditions, and daily torture. in this rare footage smuggled out of the high security prison, and aired on al jazeera. prisoners showed poor basic facilities, including a lack of beds, access to water. proper lighting. 16 prisoners are crammed into a cell meant for four. >> in a statement prisoners say 23,000 inmates are refusing food including doctors, engineers, teachers and scientists as well as women and children. they object to the lack of access and mass trials of opponents of the military of backed interim regime. >> court decisions like this one on monday. family members in shock when an
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egyptian court handed down death sentences to 683 supporters of the muslim brotherhood. the government says the rulings are open to appeal. families are not pinning hopes on them being overturned. they are calling for fasting and solidarity. this woman holds up a manner reading freedom for my family. >> we are not scared we support you dad. we are behind you. don't be afraid. >> the mass protests appear to have already hit resistance. a number of reporters injured when security forces tried to force them to attend court. >> that has not deterred the prisoners or their supporters. there may have been little response to protests thus far, but they hope the hunger strictly draw attention. >> one of the four al jazeera
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journalists in prison in egypt has been on hunger strike for 101 days. abdullah al-shami has been held without charge since august. al jazeera english journalists peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed have been in gaol for 124 days the trial has been adjourned until 4 may. they are falsely accused of providing a platform for muslim brotherhood. now declared a terrorist organization. >> speaking to the american media. mohamed fadel fahmy defended his government's stance. >> after they were arrested, the government issued a statement to assure foreign journalists that they'd have free access, the right to work. there has been no other journalists arrested by the way. this case, once it went to the court will be dealt with within the court system.
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this said, our present president sent a letter to the families of the journalist assuring them there would be a free, fair transparent trial and could not intervene, but it would follow it. and i would add to that, that if there is any need for medical treatment and so op. they'll do that. but like you in america, whether we like it or not, we cannot interfere in anything. once it goes to the court system, until the end process, when it ends, one way or the other, if and if sentenced, the president at that point only can despite whether he wants to confirm it case. until they are finished with all the appeals, they can't interfere. democracy is based on a separation of pours. >> the worst flooding in decades submerged homes in cities in the
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united states. 34 people have been killed. one woman died in florida when she drove her car into high water. the state of emergency has been dlard after 26 countries were inundated. people were left stranded in cars and homes, waiting for rescue teams. >> in parts of the u.s. areas have been damaged by tornados, looking for better ways to safe guard their homes. the storm ripped through several states. this report from mayflower arkansas. >> reporter: in the face of a tornado, many homes stand little chance of staying in one piece. many in mayflower know of the dangers. how do you keep your family safe. >> we don't come with a chanda leer. >> this is a storm shelter manufacturer - business has been
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brifble. underground bunkers started at 3,000. >> tornados make victims out of everybody. i have got farmers, doctors, everyone in between. >> i'm john thomas... >> this man is one considering investing in a future. it's money he could use to make his home more resistant. he thinks this is wiser. >> a brick home, if it gets a direct hit, like app f4 or f5, approximately be history most of the time. i'm sold on a storm shelter, myself. >> homes in arkansas are legally built to withstand wind up to 140km an hour. making them stronger takes time and a bigger investment. >> one of the reasons people don't build them stronger is the
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chances of experiencing catastrophic damages are remote. engineers are saying there are cheaper more effective ways of making homes stronger. >> a metal clip can be attached between the roof member and the wall to tie the two together. >> engineers jim carr showed some solutions to building a better home. money is often the deciding factor when people rebuild. it's economic. >> the cost of housing being a significant part. people's expenses, anything that you add to the cost is going to knock people out of the housing mark. >> despite the heart ache and lose of life people are getting ready to rebuild. many of these houses will not come back stronger. instead residents are more likely to buy shelters that save lives and funny. >> now, let get all the weather with everton. we've had those tornado followed
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by record-breaking rain. when is it all going to end for these people. >> we are probably hooking at the end of the week -- looking at the end of the week. >> pensacola. record-breaking rain. 395 coming down in 24 hours. some parts around the panhandle seeing around 600mm. that same area of cloud stretching up the eastern sea board to new york and beyond. la guardia airport - 35mm of freight in the same period of time. it's been stuck for some time. making its way further eastwards, trying to thin and break. it's bumping into the area of high pressure. it's not letting the system get through. it's still going to be some time before seeing the last of the heavy rain fall coming through. not too bad for the remainder of today. northern parts of florida saying bits and pieces of rain.
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up to the eastern see board. we are looking at a fair amount of rain and snow. snow into eastern parts of canada. 1 may, but you would hardly believe it. go into friday. we are looking at the rain making its way away from the mid-atlantic state. we have rain around southern georgia, in florida. going into saturday, drier and brighter. the rain not quite out of the forecast. >> thank you very much. still to come on the programme - how guinea pass ou is trying to rid itself of its narco state reputation. and the club dominating europe's competition.
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hello, a remainder of the top stories. talks have restarted in ethiopia resolving the 4-month-old conflict in south sudan. fighting has intensified. the the u.n. has accused the rebels of carrying out a massacre in the town of bentiu. >> police in turkey fired water canon and tear gas to prevent hundreds of protesters trying to be in central thaksin square. there has been a ban on may day rallies in the square. and police in northern ireland arrested leading irish
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republican politician gerry adams in connection with a woman 42 years ago. sin finn's leader gerry adams voluntarily went to a police station to answer questions on wednesday. international monetary fund approved a $17 billion bailout package for ukraine to help its struggling economy. it comes at a price. kiev has to implement a dozen strict economic reforms, including raising camps. it's agreed to raise gas prices by a massive 50% as part of an effort to secure the deal. the government has signed off on plans to freeze the minimum wage. we talk to a senior economist with ias global insight, joining us from london. we have the i.m.f. chief.
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christine lagarde saying urgent action was necessary. how urgent was it? >> it was urgent. ukraine didn't have any other option. one hoppings they had was the russian bailout package that they had agreed on at the end of december. then it was thrown out of the westpaced when the former president was ousted. and if i.m.f. didn't step in, and ukraine didn't agree the country would have defaulted. >> these are large cuts, are the people ready to accept that. >> i don't think everyone is ready, particularly the eastern and southern regions where there are ethnic russians and proreturns who have been saying that they haven't really voted for the changes. we didn't want the change of government, wanted to stay with russia and perhaps enjoy cheaper
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gas from russia, and some financial assistance. i have to stress that this reform that i.m.f. is recommending, they are long overdue. if ukraine is interested in rebalancing the economy, putting it on healthy basis, they have to do it. they have to go through this main of the measures. they may have to. but can they. as i said, they have to. at the same time unfortunately these measures come at the worst time politically. if we take another country where the government is exceptionally popular and there's national unity, the measures could make any government unstable, let alone the ukrainian interim government where parts of the country are not under the control of the central authorities, so the issue of
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ability, the capability of the central government to carry out the reforms is the big question. we need to see whether they would be able to stick to their commitments taken under 30 april agreement with the i.m.f. >> it's interesting. it's a whole crisis in ukraine sparked by a rejection of the trade pack. it felt that it was not ready to meet the continues that europe was laying at its feet. it's back to square one. >> i think this is, as you said, this was the main stum bliping block. this was the issue, it wasn't the geopolitics, it was not the cold war standoff. it was about ukraine being ready to abanton old inefficient model and moving on, going through the painful unpopular measures or
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stick to the old routine trying to cut a deal with russia, and it backfired. in the midrs of all political tur miles, then the opposition didn't talk that much about the austerity measures. they have arrived. they were inevitable. at the moment. the issue is how well they can manage the situation, how can they ensure that there's not a rise in social discontent because they are looking into multiappeared of measures, and it will hurt every household. >> more tough times for the country. thank you vep for joining us from london. russia's military attache to ukraine that is been ordered to leave the country. reports say diplomats have been
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held on suspicion of firing. acting president says security forces are unable to stop the unrest in the east. ukraine is entering a 4-day national holiday. what we see at the cabinet office in kiev as predicted, armoured personnel carriers bringing snipers and special forces into the building as a drill issuingest rated as much for the cameras as you can see gathered around the place for reassurance for the general public and the building itself. the. >> the acting president warned that provocation and the possibility of diversions would be raised during the 4-day holidayment security services are taking no chances. snipers are deployed into the building. guards are on all the goors. loded gun -- doors, loaded gun here. the reality is that the warning that acting president has put out, that the provocations that we have seen in the east must not be allowed to spread to the
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other others, that includes here in kiev. they are adamant that odessa, here in kiev are just as much at risk as places in donetsk which have been overrun by the separatist elements. >> toronto's controversial mayor rob ford is ready to deal with his substance abuse issues. the canadian gains global notoriety after admitting smoking crack cocaine. it comes after a video allegedly smoking what appears to be crack. ford will take a break from work and his re-election campaign. we have this update from tornado. >> it's been quite a year for the toronto mayor rob ford. now he's saying he'll step away for 30 days or more, as lodge as it takes for him to get himself back to deal with alcohol problems. the revelations that ememory are more shocking than that. the main paper in town, says two
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reporters have seep a video of him smoking what appears to be crack coke april and what they were cold was crack cocaine. a drug dealer allegedly filmed it. it happened to the mayor a year ago. it's been a wild ride and there's been incidents of him behaving badly in public. he's been stripped of most of his powers in response to these allegations. with the election coming up in october the mayor said he will stay in the race, but is going to take what it takes. 30 days or more. meself not specifying to get cleem. it's hard to know if it will help or hurt him. 25-30% of the voters. it's a blow to him and his family. as he said himself, he has to get this right. as he said in an interview, if he doesn't kick the substance abuse problems, he
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could die. he said that, he seems to be taking it seriously. we'll have to watch. >> in guinea passau police waged a war on drug traffickers. the country including almost 100 islands serving as drug transit points. it wants to rid itself of narco state rep u station. katherine sawyer reports. >> reporter: when this map became the director of police he now the biggest challenge was drug trafficker. >> translation: since 2013, we have managed to arrest four of us trying to get drugs out of the country. now the drug traffickers are using younger once. we'll arrest them as well. a series of coups, poverty helped guinea passau. >> a drug trafficking hub. from here cocaine from south america was smallingled in.
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another reason it's popular is the many remote islands off the coast. this is the largest island. it takes roughly four hours for a small plain from brazil to fly here. >> drug trafficking here is not an issue many discussion. asking too many questions is dangerous. the trade involves power of the individuals in government, business and the military. >> but it's not just guinea passau, every year cocaine from south america to europe goes through countries. the united nations estimates 1.2 million passes through the region. >> i find it a bit hypocrite call and unfair to only put the blame on guinea passau. or on west africa. they are vic estimate. and to europeans should do more, and thu give more equipment
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training to west africa as a whole. >> it's guinea passau that the u.n. labelled the first narco state, a title the prime minister elect disagrees with. >> if you compare guinea passau with other countries in this region, would you say that there's more presence of drugs in guinea passau, than in other countries? i don't believe. it's not enough for the government to say we do not do more in drug trafficking. it's not enough. what we think they should do is work together with part engineers. >> leader of the government will be expected to do - deal decisively with the problem and dismantle the drug cartels. he said to do that he's going to meed help -- need help. the research support specialist at africa center for
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strategic studies joins us via skype. thank you for being was. can you give us an idea of how this sort of trade affects a transit country such as guinea passau. >> thank you for having me here. guinea passau has a long history of political stability with a number of unconstitutional changes, many perpetrated by the military. it's been a weak state with poorly monitored waters. when the drug trade ramped up 10 years ago with signs of large amounts of cocaine by latin american cartels it was clear that officials were becoming involved. it was a mixing of unstable dynamics existing in the drug country that lead to an amplification in the country. in recent years you saw a number
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of destabilising event, bouts of political associations, a number of attempted and successful military cow day tars including one in 2012 which left the country for two years without an elected government. the involving of the officials is destabilising and the current head of the military was indicted last year for drug trafficking. >> that's incredible that you have high-up people entrenched in the trade. one wonders how you can unravel it, how you can stop this from happening. >> right. it's a very - it's a large challenge. the country was fram il to be -- fragile to begin with. it will take time to deal with pre-existing instability as well as how it is intermixed with drug trade or others. it's more than a law enforcement
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challenge or capacity building, helping police deal with the issue. there's a change in that country. you have seen other international actors like the u.n., european union, economic community and others dealing with a whole slew of issues dealing with law enforcements and security sector reforms, and larger political reform issues. guinea passau takes time, and it's fluid. there won't be backs and forths, ups and down. massive challenges indeed. >> thank you for speaking to us there from washington d.c. >> now, three primary schools have been blown up in pakistan. nobody was in the buildings at the time of the explosions it happened early on thursday. the taliban ruled the northern swat valley, they targeted schools, many have been rebuilt after the military pushed the
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taliban out. >> this footage - captures the moment taliban bombed a school in the swat valley. >> during the two years the arm group ruled the northern region, it destroyed more than 400 schools, many of them for girls. the reason the group said was simple, the primary and secondary institutions were providing education that was too we were and nonnest lambic -- non-islamic. today the situation is different. after the taliban was pushed out of the area by the military in 2009, more than 350 schools have been reinstructed with the help of foreign governments and international aid agencies. this girl is in the 10th agreed and is happy to be back in the glass room. >> when the taliban was in control. they made us afraid. i didn't go to school for two years. now they are gone.
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we can get an education without fear. >> but the taliban is not entirely gone from the swat valley and has not stopped targetting girls that want to learn. last october education activist was shot in the head on her way home from school in the main town. the armed group said it attacked her because she was anti-taliban and secular. there are other obstacles preventing children in the swat valley getting an education. most of the bombed schools have been rebuilt, theren't enough room for all students. >> frankly we need more schools and classrooms. there are so many which can't cope with demand. >> it's clear many here are determined to learn and although the threats of violence is very real, the facts show many young people come to glasses as a sign of how much has changed in the
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swat valley since the end of taliban rule. . sports news is next. including 20 years on from his death. formula 1 remembers the career of ark ubley the -- arguably the greatest ever driver.
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tens of thousands of residents in mumbai are facing a daily challenge of living next to giant piles of rubbish. landfills in india's congested
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business capital are next to residential areas and are becoming a health hazard. >> reporter: it's a daily chore in mumbai - collecting the trash to be taken to a landfill. like most cities in india it's a process that doesn't keep the area clean. leaving many garbage piles like this, a common site in neighbourhoods. for people living here, it's become a health hazard. >> we can't move around without covering our noses because the stench is horrible. >> these residents say when their homes were built in 2004. they were assured this landfill would move. instead it's been growing by 2500 tonnes a day, one-third of mumbai's waste. people refused to leave, seeing the location is ideal. the garbage makes it difficult. >> it smells worse than it
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looks. a breeze pushes the stench across the area. residents living next to the dump say this is not the worst of it. >> scrap pickers burn garbage looking for metal, adding to the health problems people days. >> the proximity is making it difficult to breathe. >> some say the solution is ending the landfall system. >> natural bacteria has been used to break down the waste. operating in 43 sites, he says his methods are not used in mumbai because of the cost involved, something he says is short-sighted when compared to future costs. >> it will cost five times more because of the higher costs. it will be a lose/lose situation rather than win/win. >> the problem is they are stuck
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in a 25-year contract with private companies to clean up the landfill in a similar man are to mali's. three years into the contract officials are doubting the private company's capabilities. >> there's a deficiency on that. the ability to get such technology, the capability to put them on the ground and the capability to run them efficiently. >> malian residents say the contract should be cancelled so a better solution can go forward. that will not happen soon. leaving people here feeling as if the city's garbage problem is dumped on them. >> let's bring you all the sport now. here is andy to do this? >> thank you. organizers of the 201 rio olympics insist the games will be delivered on time and budget. senior olympic committee official john coates said rio
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was behind schedule. he has backtracked on the criticism saying the city will deliver an excellent games. we have this report from rio. at the site of the future olympic park in rio de janeiro signs of the times - construction. this will be the heart of the 2016 summer olympics, but there is not much yet to see rising from the ground. it's not just the future olympics venues. elsewhere in rio roads are ripped up for the new lines and hotels built to make up for the 30,000 room short-fall. all part of rio's promise to use the gales as a kat lift to transform the city. local fishermen have not seen it yet. >> translation: rio is not ready. many things are missing. day to day life in the city is chaotic. >> brazilian tourists feel things are lacking. >> all we see is a mess in the city. we have 3-hour traffic jams,
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it's confusion. >> the local organising committee uses this video to show progress is being made two years and three months before the start. construction at the olympic park is moving forward full-speed ahead and the foundations are in place for all 41 condemniniums at the athletes village. >> we are moving ahead on a pace taking us to 2016. as soon as we get the construction coming off the ground. it will be easier to spot progress. >> the aquatic center built in 2006 for the pan am games will host the 2016 olympic fiving soing ronized swimming. it needs minor modifications to be ready. >> we could get the first chaps to see how ready rio is as early as the first week in august. that's when the first test event will take place in the city at
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the bay behind me. when more than 400 sailors will be here to take part in a practice event. the city of rio has come upped scrutiny for high pollution levels in the bay, levels ta some say are unsafe for water sports. >> but onlookers are awaiting the concrete laid to turn in the concrete signs to cities closer to hosting the sporting world. the european champion's leaguar final feature two teams from the same city. atletico madrid play real. this will be the first european cup final in 40 years for the spanish league leaders. >> i don't see a lot of difference between a team that won the champion's league two years ago and the one that
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hadn't made a semifinal for the statement tournament. it's a football match in which there is a football. >> we had so many problems. the players give everything, and i'm happy with them. i think they can go home obviously sad, but can go home with a clean face. no problem. they did their work, and did it well. >> n.b.a. owners meet thursday to discuss the next steps in the removal of donald sterling after the league opener banned after a recording emerged of him making ricist comments. celebrities, including oprah winfrey discussed an interest in buying the franchise. the process of removing donald sterling is unlikely to be quick. >> the other 29 owners of n.b.a. teams, three-quarters would have to vote to force him to sell the team. the meeting and vote would not
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take place until several weeks down the road much of more immediate concern is the question is donald sterling going to take the n.b.a. to court. it could take months, year if it does. the tape played around the world was a private conversation and taped without donald sterling's knowledge. if that happened in california, it means that it was an illegally produced tape. you are not allowed to tape someone without their knowledge. there are many legal issues that could be brought up. >> in the play-offs the houston rockets avoided relegation. toronto went 3-2 up. the spurs taking a 3-2 advantage. the manager hit 19 points from the bench. tony parker top scored with 23. final score 109 to 103 to the spurs. now, may 1st marks 20 years
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since the death of formula 1 legend ayrton senna. fans and family gathered to honour the brazilian at the circuit where he was killed during the grand prix. and paid tribute to roland ratsenberger who died during qualifying a day before ayrton senna. >> his commitment was awesome, talent and ability was greater than i had ever experienced before. and i worked with great riders then and in the past. >> more on that story and the rest of the sport at the website. check that out. details on how to get in touch with our team on twitter and on facebook. >> okay, more sport later. that is it for me. >> thanks very much. stay with us here on al jazeera. another full bulletin of news right ahead.
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