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>> >>nn: this is al jazeera. hello and welcome to the al jazeera newshour. i'm martine dennis in doha. these are the top stories - a massive rescue operation to save hundreds of trapped minors following an explosion that killed 200 in turkey. quitting, but lakhdar brahimi hints at an iranian plan to resolve the conflict in syria. ten soldiers die during an attack on a military outpost in
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southern yemen as the government intense its offensive against al qaeda. >> i'm in monte carlo lacking at why the cannes film festival has the royal family here in monaco extremely angry. first, a massive rescue operation is currently underway at a mine in turkey, where as many as 300 workers remain trapped underground. now, this is a live scene at the mine. this is in the western part of turkey. we are expecting prime minister recep tayyip erdogan to appear any moment. as soon as he does appear we'll go back there live. first of all, there's this report from our correspondent who is there, caroline malone. >> reporter: with each one of the dead or injured pulled out
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the extent of the accident is clearer to families and fellow miners. the number of dead is expected to rise. some of the injured are in a critical condition, and hundreds are not accounted for. a total of 787 were in the mine at the time of the explosion. more than usual, because it happened when workers were preparing for a shift change of. >> translation: we had been working in a mine near. we saw everything from there. >> an electrical fault is being blamed for the accident. the resulting explosion cut power to the mine, including the lifts, making it difficult to escape. some minors worked 420 metres underground. the rescue mission is a difficult task and had to be halted temporarily because of high levels of carbon dioxide. >> we are waiting here. i have two relatives in the
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mine. we have been waiting since this afternoon, we are still here. no one is giving us information. >> and the accident prompted anger from some workers who blamed the mining companies. >> translation: this is not something that suddenly happened. i can tell you there are people here who are dying. people who are injured, and it's because of money. people are dying and there's nothing we can do about it. they send us here like lambs to the slaughter. we are not safe doing this job. >> we can get the latest by talking to carr yin -- caroline, where everyone is on standby at the mine, waiting the arrival of the prime minister. >> that's right, we are expected to see recep tayyip erdogan the prime minister arrive within a few minutes. he left the nearby town. the mine is south that town.
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he should arrive down the road you can see behind me. in the last five minutes we've seen a large group of police walk down behind the mine entrance, suggesting a beefing up of the security, because he's about to arriving soon. when he arrives, we think he'll go down the entrance of the mine, meet are the relatives and talk to the investigation team. there's an official team on the site, and they'll look into why and how the accident happened. >> at the moment, what is the status of the rescue operation. earlier we knew there were attempts to pump in oxygen to allow a life line for those that could be alive below. >> that's right. one of the severe dangers now for hundreds trapped inside is the high levels of carbon monoxide, and that made rescue efforts difficult. some of the 360 people who we
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believe came out of the mine in the last 22 hours included rescuers who were injured, who were trying to go in to help the miners get out. >> what is striking at this stage is the speed with which there seems to be anger and accusations coming from the people who are affected by this tragedy. accusations of negligence. >> that's right. a lot of minors and workers who work in the mine have been around the scene. they have been saying they are not happy with how things have gone. some would have been in the mine at the time of the blast - a terrifying situation. it's an electrical fault that led to explosion, and cut electricity stopping people going up and down the list, a panicky situation i am sure for many minors in there. >> thank you.
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caroline malone - we'll go back live to caroline and the situation in western turkey as soon as the prime minister recep tayyip erdogan appears. in the meantime, he's regarded as an experienced and successful diplomat. the man given the job of finding the solution to the syrian war is stepping down. u.n. and arab league special envoy lakhdar brahimi is the second man to resign from the position. coffey annan, former secretary-general of the u.n. took up the battle first. as mr lakhdar brahimi left, he revealed details of a possible iranian plan that could bring an end to the 3-year conflict. >> he'd been threatening to resign for a month. his departure will bring fresh crisis to his efforts to find peace in syria. >> the question is how many more dead, how much destruction before syria becomes again the
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syria we have known. the new syria that will be different from the syria of the past. it will be the syria that we have loved. >> mr lakhdar brahimi long been recognised as a brilliant diplomat, as well as outstanding proponent of the principles of the charter of the united nations. >> a man of such achievement and experience who, himself, took over the job from former secretary-general kofi annan and begs the question is there anyone that can bring peace to syria. dr lakhdar brahimi arrived to brief the security council behind closed doors. in that briefing dr lakhdar brahimi told ambassadors that there'd been a new proposal from the iranians suggesting they could arrange an interim government and may be prepared to talk with saudi arabia to create a regional solution.
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after the meeting dr lakhdar brahimi spoke to reporters. >> on this sad day for you, what is your message to the syrian people? >> apologies once more, that we haven't been able to have - help them as much as they deserve, as much as we should have. and also to tell them that the tragedy in their country shall be solved. they have shown incredible resilience and dignity. >> the problems for dr lakhdar brahimi's successor were highlighted from comments from the syrian ambassador, showing the u.n. as an organization may have difficulty working as a mediators, confirming that his boss, president asaad is having difficulties taking phone calls from ban ki-moon.
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>> it is true our president doesn't respond to his calls. this is true. it's unfortunate, actually, because we drew his kind attention to the fact that he should, you know, act as the highest diplomat in the world, as we say. and the diplomat shouldn't make a public statement on the president of a member state in this sort of organization. >> as 80-year-old dr lakhdar brahimi departs from what will almost certainly be his last international mission, the u.n. secretary-general must died his next steps. >> here at the u.n. names are circulating. former distinguished politicians and officials. but there's a harder task facing the u.n. secretary-general than just finding a name. if he is going get saudi arabia and iran involved he must get
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backing from the security council, and they made it clear they are reluctant to see any iranian involvement. >> let's talk about this with mohammad, a professor at troin university -- troin university. he -- tehran university. thank you for joining us. james indicated that the position of iran is vital to any possible progress with regard to the syrian conflict. >> the iranians have a mainly yore role. the syrian government has been close to iran. the iranians from the start were against american and western support as well as support from some arab states in the region, along with turkey for militants and the breaking of international law, allowing weapons to flow into the
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country. from the south iranians thought this would lead to civil war and extremism. many were concluding that what iran was saying from the beginning was true and the united states made a major mistake in pursuing these policies. >> can you give us a little more detail, if you are aware of them. of the joint initiative, this must be a result of an agreement between the two enemies. >> i don't know anything about the plan. i know iran coordinates all its efforts on syria with the syrian government. obviously the syrian government knows well what the iranians are doing, and they have the syrian government support. the saudis are showing signs of change, for three years the iranians have been trying to talk to the awedies and con --
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saudi arabia, and convince them not to pursue extremist policies or give weapons to extremist organizations. unfortunately, until now, the saudis and other governments in this region were not listening. we see the repper kugss in nige ear -- repercussions in nigeria, it is having an impact in africa and the security threat to europe. the fact that the saudi arabia prime minister announced that he invited the iranian prime minister to saudi arabia is a good sign. iranians see this as an opening and maybe the saudis will behave in a moderate fashion with regards to syria. >> we haven't heard what the iranian formal response is to that invitation from the saudi arabia foreign minister. do you know what it is? >> i am sure the iranians will respond positively.
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the iranian tried to engage the saudis in the past. the former delegate went to saudi arabia a year ago, but the saudi response was not favo favourable and at that time they were convinced they should continue to fund the extremist organizations in syria. now that saudi arabia isolated itself in yemen with the muslim brotherhood, in iraq and syria, in bahrain, iran and so on, and inside saudi arabia, they are having trouble because of the age of the king, and the issue of succession, they may want to thing of a new policy towards iran. professor, thank you for talking to us live from tehran. >> thank you.
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a senior military commander and nine soldiers have been killed in yemen. the attack was by al qaeda. the government started a large-scale operation against the fighters two weeks ago. let's get the latest by talking to our correspondent. bring us up to date, hashem ahelbarra, with the operation in which several yemenis soldiers were killed? >> well, al qaeda fighters launched a surprise attack against government troops at a time when the army was preparing a major offensive against militant groups in hasan. they came under fire, returned fire. 10 soldiers were killed. we have been talking to a senior army commander who said a dozen al qaeda fighters were killed in the attack. the air force is not taking part
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in the operation. the war planes launched many airtrikes in the area. this is something that highlights the biggest challenge facing government troops in this area in particular. they made significant military rains, but have not been able to defeat al qaeda. the militants are able to retreat, regroup, take advantage of the terrain that they know and launch reprisal attacks against government troops. >> if the government operation is not working, is there a sense that there's going to be a change of strategy in terms of the government's fight against the extremist groups operating in the south of the country? >> let me give you a sense of how delegate this military operation is. al qaeda's last strong hold is under the control of al qaeda now. but there are tribesman who live in the area. they have been trying to negotiate a deal with al qaeda,
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that grants them a safe passage in exchange for retreating from the area. just a few moments ago the minister of defense issued a statement rejecting energy. there won't be a deal with al-qaeda. fighters have two options - vender or be killed in the area. it's a delicate situation. there are people that live in the area, and the army has a delicate balance. it wants to win the fight. at the same time it doesn't want to get involved against al qaeda. >> okay for now hashem ahelbarra. thank you very much. i am sure we'll hear more about the situation in yemen. hashem ahelbarra, our correspondent in sanaa. more to come here at al jazeera, including how the abduction of more than 200 school girls in nigeria expose what some say is political paralysis. plus tapping atms for water. what is making life a little
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easier for some of the poorest people in new delhi in sport the n.b.a. reaches a critical stage as the washington wizards keep their series against indiana alive. now, thrive months after their hospital was destroyed in south sudan, doctors without borders has now resumed operations. the aid group is feeding serial malnourished children in the remote area of layeer. there could be a catastrophic famine says the u.n. unless fighting between the army and rebels stop. >> reporter: this woman says she's lost everything. her home town in the republic of south sudan changed hands several times since fighting reached here in january. her house is in ruins. >> translation: this was my
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home. it was burnt by the soldiers. they killed three of my children, and they took all the sorg ep grain and everything in the house. now we are left to die without food, water and shelter. they have taken away everything. >> nearby residents find nasty surprises in the well. the violence started in november. troops loyal to president salva kiir fought those loyal to riek machar. both sides committed crimes against humanity, mass killings and rape. this town is under rebel control. they control most of the juba and the oil wells. they signed a ceasefire on friday and accused each other of breaking it. meanwhile there's a worsening food crisis. it's difficult and costly for aid agencies to reach most of those in need. at this charity hospital medics say the growing malnutrition is
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bringing on all kind of health problems too. >> among the children we receive for daycare, we have six children. we have suspected protection. conflict killed thousands. it destroyed whole towns and livelihoods. since the ceasefire was signed people are unsure if the fighting will come to a stop. if it does, it will take years to recover. a young french journalist has been killed in central african republic. freelance photographer was found dead in the west of the country. french peacekeepers discovered the 26-year-old's body in a vehicle driven about christian millishan fighters. >> south african police have escorts to take employees back
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to work at the platinum mines. hundreds of miners blocked roads leading to the shafts and are trying to block others. long min and others contacted individual workers directly, with new wage offers. >> the nigeria president goodluck jonathan asked the national assembly to extend the state of emergency in the north of the country by six months. now his government is being criticised for its response to the kidnapping of more than 200 school girls by the armed group boko haram. we have this report from the nige ear yap capital -- nigerian capital abuja. >> reporter: they are not only the face of the attack of boko haram, but they have become the latest symptom of the country's political paralysis, the deadlock between goodluck jonathan, a southerner and the northern political elite, involving his governing people squaring off against the ultra
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aggressive congress. >> the government failed in providing equipment and military to fight boko haram across the states of the federation. the states, themselves are equally culpable. it's not squarely in the terrain of the pdp. but across both the ruling party and the opposition. >> the north is where most of boko haram's attacks take place. it's badly underdeveloped with some of the highest rates of unemployment for school drop outs. >> at the heart of divide is a fight over oil resources, concentrated mostly in the south. some say chronic mistrust among leaders lead to a fractured government, where accusations of manipulation has gotten in the way of reform. it was something goodluck jonathan addressed when he pleaded for immunity in a national congress in march.
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>> [ inaudible ] for the national interest. >> now nigeria came under pressure from around the world because of the abduction of so many girls, and with it questions about jonathan's leadership. >> if anything the president is concerned about finding the girls from day one. he has not attempted to play politics with the lives of these children, these nigerians. he will never do it. >> there's about many questions about the government's response to the abductions. many say this is bigger that the political survival of goodluck jonathan. it's about fixing the political landscape. the australian government announced wide-ranging spending cuts in its first budget since being voted into office. the conservative prime minister tony abbott is trying to reduce the deficit, as andrew thomas reports from sydney, most
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australians are likely to be affected. >> this is prime minister tony abbott's constituency, the area of sydney he represents, and it's the australia of postcards, beaches and climate. australia economy too, the wonder down under was the envy of the world. despite the mining boom, some say it is, but not the australian prime minister. he says the last government overspent and is on track for a 42 billion budget deficit. despite promises, there'll be income tax rises for the rich, those living in houses facing the sea, increases in tax on fuel, and charges for visiting the doctor. there'll be cuts to health, education and publicly funded broadcasting. those that receive a pension from the government will see it rise by less than had been planned and significantly. age at which people will be eligible to get a pension will
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rise from 65 to 70 for anyone born after 1956. >> for most people with deck jobs, they could go on a lot longer, really. then, of course, it's hard to get jobs, or the people don't - the business people would rather have the young ones. >> the australians currently young will get payments from the government cut. 30 unemployable will see payments go down. >> they'd prefer to wait until 65. don't want to pay more fax, it's not good at all really. >> the biggest cut is to the foreign aid budget. the money given to poorer countries to help them develop or cope with natural disasters. that budget will be cut by about a billion a year, about 20%, abandoning australia's commitment to spend 0.7% on foreign aid by 2020. this is a tough budget not just for australians, but those that
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rely on australians. the australian government said it's necessary to stop the country slipping backgrounds. most of us use an atm to give out cash. that's because most of us don't live in new delhi, where it's used for a different thing. >> reporter: every morning people in the slum in new delhi have to fight for water. a government tanker arrives, and they have a few minutes to grab what they can. a ute -- this map says it's the only way to get water clean enough to drink. there's no other supply from the government. >> we have to get up at 6:00 in the morning and stand here with containers, if the tanker comes it gets water, if it doesn't, god help us. >> these buckets are free, many say it's not enough.
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they can pump more from the ground, but it's filthy. the world health organisation estimates there's 97 million indians that don't have access to clear water. people that live in slums like this are worst affected. illnesses like typhoon, et cetera, diarrhoea because the groundwater is contaminated. >> this group can access clean waters using an atm. >> they can access clean drinking water available any time, 24/#. >> a private ngo and the government teamed up to build this on site purification system which then delivers drinking water through the atms. this woman bought a smart card
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for around $2, which she can top up. she pays around $0.05 for 20 litres of water, and it's money words spending. >> my son would vomit, his stomach would hurt, he'd have a fever and a cough. i don't let him drink water from the tankers. i give him this water. >> with india's increasing population, access to clean water is a pressing issue. the government hopes innovations like this will help it meet the demand. time to find out about the weather with steph. >> we are looking at europe and we have good news. the reason we have the good news is thanks to this weather feature, the thing that says high. that's an area of high pressure. generally they are lazy things and they like to stick around. as it sits over the western parts of europe, the temperatures will rise. we are looking at around 18 in
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london. by thursday we are up to 19. on friday we'll be up to the dizzy heights of 21. what's more, there should be a fair amount of sun shine around. this can't be the picture for the whole of europe, there are places where there's more miserable weather. we can see the cloud to the south-east. they are giving us heavy downpours, and they make sure it's not warm for us. here are pictures from switzerland. it is snow on the ground despite the fact we are marching towards summer. it's cold there. the snow line is down to 1,000 metres. it's been cold over the past few days. it looks like we'll see unsettled weather over europe. it's down in the south-east. that's where we'll see all the cloud and the rain. it will stay fairly miserable and the temperatures not too impressive. temperatures will feel cooler
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than that, thanks to the wet weather. >> more coming up on the newshour, including making up for a slow down in western tourists, what is inspiring a new generation of russian travellers to crimea. the migrants tragedy - italy calls for the european union to do more. >> in sport, the football team hoping to end a 52-year curse in the europa league final. farah will be here to explain. true business-grade internet comes with secure wifi for your business. it also comes with public wifi for your customers. not so with internet from the phone company. i would email the phone company to inquire as to why they have shortchanged these customers.
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hello, welcome back. a reminder of the top stories at al jazeera - a massive rescue is taking place at a mine where as many as 300 works are trapped under ground. 300 have been brought to safety. more than 200 are now known to have died. the u.n. arab league special envoy to syria, lakhdar brahimi, is stepping down. as he left head office he revealed details of an iranian plan to bring an end to the 3-year conflict. a record number of people worldwide are classified as being internally displaced or i.d.p.s. last year - this is the year this they are talking about, 2013, it's a new report talking of 30 million people forceded to fully their homes, they remain within their country, not surprisingly, syria is among the
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worst selected, columbia. stefanie dekker reports. >> reporter: the numbers are staggering. what they amount to are millions of lives torn apart. they tell a story of the desperation, hardship and heart break, of millions of people dependent on handouts. >> it is an x-ray of a global conscience, and i think we are failing because 8.2 million people had to flee their homes last year. we have never had as many in - on record that have been forced to flee their homes as now. >> the reports by the internal it's placement monitoring center found 33.3 million people were internally displace the worldwide at the end of last year. the countries with the highest number, syria, columbia
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and after official figures for the first time, nigeria with 3.3 million. here, too, they have nowhere to go. central african republic. one of the countries facing the highest levels of new displacements. this is the city of homs in syria. these were homes where lives thrived, now everyone has gone. the report states into a family is forced to leave their home in syria every 60 seconds, 9,500 people a day. >> it's hard to help the internally displaced. they are in the bottom of the pit of humanity's efforts to help each other. internally displaced are hard to reach. it's dangerous and underfunded. we need to do two things, we need to do more to prevent conflict. at the same time we need to do
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more to help people home. the numbers accumulating. now 33.3 million and rising. imagine what it's like to have everything taken away from you. imagine what it's like to know you can't go home, maybe never. right, we can talk to john bennett, the former director of the internal displacement monitoring center, joining us live from oxford in the u.k. thank you for talking to us here at al jazeera. we talk about record numbers internally displaced. why? what would account for that? >> well, i mean one of the phenomenons that have, of course, happened in the last 20 years in particular is the rising number of war that is have taken place inside countries as opposed to between countries.
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internal displacement is a result of this. you have to go back more than 60 years, in fact, to find out why the situations system has been enable to cope with the upsurge. when the u.n. was set up the legal apparatus was to refugees, for those that crossed borders. so governments were legally obliminged to look after them if they entered their own country. at the same time there was no provision made for those internally displaced within their own borders. there are a number of oirs, such as the legal apparatus, such as the geneva conventions that deal with this. there's no specific legislation that deals with internally displaced people. a danger is the government, such
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as syria, are able to put aside voluntary obligations that they may feel towards the people for the sake of political expedience and wore needs. what this means, in effect, is that the international community must be invited to participate. in they are not invited or obstructive in the action, there's not much that can be done about it. >> sounds like what you are saying is there need to be a reboot to accommodate the circumstances leading to so many being without homes, but within the borders of their own country. >> i believe you are right. a reboot is a good term.
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in the 1990s, we developed a process for guiding break-ins polls, which were given to government and they lame ab sorbed into law. these were alcohol tare by signed up to. the guiding principals are there. they are not legally binding in themselves. what happened is the international system has cobbled together a response to i.d.p.s through being able to use dimentic pressure, humanitarian imperative to get access to the population. the u.n. refugee agency has responsibility for i.d.p.s, particularly if they are in camp situations. what you have to realise is that many, many people become i.d.p.s but they are not in camps, they
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ab sorbed, and these are the ones that were least assisted. >> we talked about those who were displaced. what about those that have to move because of the natural disasters who, as you mentioned before are forced into urban situations. as a result of their own rural situation being affected by adverse conditions. >> absolutely. of course, the internal displacement due to natural disasters is on the increase to a large extent. in some cases this is temporary displacement. in other cases, it's long term. there's little provision for distracted negotiation. people can be years away from their original homes, and we have tried to look for durable solutions to this.
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there has been an effort on the international community side to combine, if you like the humanitarian response with a longer term development response. the sending back of people with their homes. it is difficult in some of these countries where infrastructure is so boar, and generally poverty is endemic. and when you have a natural disaster such as an earthquake it can take years for the area to be prepared. the governments are ill-prepared to deal with the influx of internally displaced people in the surrounding towns or further away. >> sorry to interrupt you, john, but we are fighting with time at the moment. john bennett, fascinating talking to you. thank you for sharing your ideas. we have to move on because we have so much to pack into this newshour. including italy - who is
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calling on the european union to do more to stop thousands making the journey from north africa. many hundreds drown as they try to get to the southern regions of italy. we have a report from catania. >> reporter: finally reaching the shores they risking their lives for, 200 migrants arrived at kat arnia. they were rescued after the overcrowded wooden boat sunk. luckily there were two cargo ships that came to their rescue before they could get there. 17 migrants died after drowning. more are missing. >> reporter: italy deployed military vessels like this one after a shipwreck claimed the lives of more than 350 people.
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as the latest tragedy proves, the war is yet to be won. >> since then, 30,000 migrants tried. a tenfold increase compared to the same period. the latest tragedy drew a wave of criticism. faced with an influx of migrant. the government accused the european union of not doing enough to help. illegal migration is a main campaigning issue in italy ahead of the elections. the separatists know and published a series of videos. compatriots were warned not to travel to italy, but yet more do. many die crying. >> six of its soldiers have been killed in the eastern part of the country. kiev blamed armed separatists for a rocket and grenade attack
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near the city. it's tape the number to 15 since the military operation began in mid-april. 17 civilians and the government died in the violence. >> it was a major holiday destination, following the crisis, annexed by russian tourists. nonetheless, many russians choose to travel there out of patriotic pride. >> reporter: drumming up business is easy. not long ago most tourists taking their boat trip. this region has been annexed by moscow. >> translation: the whole of russia is coming to seer our beautiful land. this is part of russia, they
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come. >> for some visitors, it can be a no home area. >> it's never considered coming to crimea. after joining rush e a, we had a wealth of information and decided to visit. now we are thinking why go to turkey or thailand when it's here. >> sevastopol is home to the russian black fleet. it was a popular tourist destination, now crimea is part of the russian federation people in the tourism industry hope for a new boom. if there was doubt who are they trying to attract. the fag flying belongs to the russian federation. with the summer season not far off it looks like they'll be here in record numbers, peeping businesses are -- meaning
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businesses are investing for the future. one reason they are sure of success is moscow is subsidising 200,000 flights. >> translation: we offer all-inclusive packages sheeper. the russian -- cheaper. the russian government is subsidising travel. it's $200 return flight. >> from this year moscow plans to invest $400 million annually. the annexation may have provoked condemnation but brought the peninsula a nuisance of confidence. three al jazeera journalists have been held in egypt for 137 days, peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed are accused of conspiring with the outlawed muslim brotherhood, the group has been declared a terrorist organization by egypt. al jazeera relates the charms and demands their immediate
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release. al jazeera arabic correspondent abdullah al-shami has now been on hunger strike in an egyptian prison for 114 days. he's been taken from his prison cell to an unknown location. two days ago his lawyer asked the authorities to transfer him to hospital. recent blood tests show the 26-year-old may be dangerously close to dying. >> still to come - the actress who became a princess, we'll tell you why monaco's royal family is unhappy about the movie depiction. grace kelly in sport, the new york rangers knock a star-studded team out of the play-off. details coming up next.
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one of the world's biggest film festivals is getting under way in cannes. a film about grace kelly stars nicole kidman. kelly's son and monocco's ruler, prince albert, is calling for a boycott. >> movie reel: why did i leave hollywood... >> how about this a movie star playing the movie star. grace kelly wowed hollywood and then swapped the glitz of movies for the glamor of mon abbingy when -- monaco when she married
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the ruler. they met here. fitting that the film somehow open the show. it's no fairy tale, and there's drama with the movie >> movie reel: everything you say has consequences. >> the royal family is furious. as far as the palace is concerned it never should have been maid and should be boycotted. grace kelly is popular and now, 32 years after she died, people appear to be fascinated by her. the more the palace tells people not to see the film, the more in general monaco can't wait. >> are you interested. >> yes, sure. >> we will. 100%. >> i'm happy they made a film. i don't know what is in the film. >> the princely family has been scathy in the response. the trailer appeals to be a farce is the official line. with the accusation of the
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director and producers refuse to take into consideration the many observations made by the palace. those call into character the script and the film. >> overall the overwhelming opinion in the community in monaco is they are excited to see it. >> this film is about dispute. the one between grace and her husband, the one between him and france, and the makers, the american distributor and the french director had a public feud with two different versions cut. at one point the row threatened to stop the movie being shown at cannes. there's no such thing as bad publicity and "grace of monaco" is making headlines, even though they are not the kind the current royals want. time for the port.
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>> thank you. we start with the latest from the n.b.a. playoffs, the oklahoma team staged a comeback stunning the l.a. clippers in game five of the series. russell scored 38 points. and made three free throes. oklahoma overcame a 7-point deficit to beat the clippers. kevin durant scored 10 of his 20 points. 105 to 104 to the thunder. oklahoma lead the level of seven series 3-2. >> over in indiana washington denied top spot to the pacers, after losing the last three games the wizards thrashed the pacers. a career high 31, 16 rebounds. they are leading the series. washington have a chance to level in game 6.
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>> at some point, you know, the kidle of the game, it was just fun to be -- middle of the game, it was fun to be in the game. everything works. you feel immortal. you want to go and score and help the team. >> defending stanley cup champion chicago black hawks beet minnesota to win their series and advance to the final for of the n.h.l. playoffs. new york rangers beat pittsburgh penguins 2-1. a record with a fifth straight game winning victory. rangers play the winner of wednesday's game 7 between the boston bruins and the montreal cann aidions. >> obviously would like to contribute or skill more. it wasn't through lack of frt.
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i would love to tear it up every series. it's not always the cause. it doesn't make it ease year. it's tough losing as it is. when you are not able to contribute as much as you like it's tougher. the n.f.l.'s first openly gay player is looking forward to focussing back on the football after being drafted by the st. louis rams. michael sam was unveiled in front of a press gathering. he was picked up in the 7th round and hopes it will be his performances attracting the headlines. >> yes, eventually it will. i understand right now you guys want to make a big deal out of it. when this is over, i can start doing it as fast as possible. >> to football and ben feeka will contest the final in turin. it has a strong recent history in the tournament. lifting the trophy in 2006 and 2006, while ben feeka hoping to
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overcome their belagotman curse. the former manager won two european cups, but left in 1962 after a contract dispute, declaring they wouldn't win a trophy for 100 years. ben feeka lost 117 finals since. >> translation: these things come from the press, from the outside. within the team we are not worried. we don't think we are under pressure. of course we want to win the game. we are happy to be here. any footballer will be happy to play in a game like this. >> it's 28 days until the start of the f.i.f.a. world cup in brazil, and more nations have been naming the provisional world cup squads. argentina pulled a surprise, leaving carlos tevez out of a 30-man lift. despite scoring 19 goals. mike amadio grouped with iran
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and others. female athletes earn less than males. this is true when it comes to cricket. take for example australia. the elite contracted men earn a base salary of between 400 and $96,000, and $1.9 million. they pocket a match fee of $13,000. australia world champion women cricketers were given a pay rise. their base sally varies from $4600 to the $49,000. they receive tour payments of $234 per day. other countries such as india, sri lanka and south africa don't make the salaries of their cricketers public. it's known they earn less than women in australia and women. with the earnings and visibility of women's cricket there's plans to launch a 20 twenty20 in
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singapore. earlier i spoke with former australian all-rounder, lisa scatler. she's one the people behind the league. >> there's a lot of work behind it. being a past player to start a business, there's a lot of information, meetings that need to take place. the main thing for us is we need to get out the message that the game is growing. a lot of people are watching it. there hasn't seem to be a lot of content and we want to provide that. if we can get team stop source and openers and the competition sponsors, we can get this up and running. we can't wait. i know the players can't wait as well. i believe only in australia and
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in england, they are the only ones providing salaries that players could live on. the rest of the country's are providing retainers or minimum contract. girls are having to juggle work commitments to pay the bills, to pay for rent, living costs. the things that everywhere else has to deal with. it will allow for the first time for girls to play with other opponents that they are used to facing against each other. we see in the i.p.l. different teams and nationalities. it helps the game grow and standard improve. by allowing the girls that play. we'll see the standards of the women's competition is improving. they'll get access to different coaching staff that they haven't been exposed to and they'll get
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paid. that's what we are working towards. like i said, we are working with icc and the national board and it fits in a calendar and a window. it doesn't conflict with the tournaments and it adds to what they try to do. between all of us, we help grow the dame. >> 2012 tour de france bradley wiggins won stage 2 of the tour of california, finishing the 20km time trial course 44 seconds faster than the rest of the field. his 23:18 time gave him the lead ahead of an australian. that's all your sport. more later. back to you. >> thank you very much. now, it's nearly 24 hours since the explosion in that turkish mine. so many casualties, we'll keep us across the developments. the prime minister recep tayyip erdogan has visited the mine.
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