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the trip was supposed to be purely religious for the pope but a surprise stop at the wall that separate in bethlehem is a step into politics. he stood there for several minutes under an israel watch tower staying a prayer. a scored message "free palestine." earlier, he referred directly to the state of palestine and reinforced that point by traveling straight to the occupied west bank from jordan rather than going by israel. now, pope francis is inviting the israeli and the palestinian
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presidents to the vatican. >> the time has come for everyone to find the courage to be generous, the courage to forge a peace which rests on the right of two states to exist and to live in peace and security with an internationally recognized borders. >> this is currently the scene then. pope francis as you can see with a gathering of officials around him. he's just a couple of minutes ago left a refugee camp where he waspeting palestinian children. he is expected to go to the ben gur airport. you see him flanked by the palestinian president and shaking hands with other dignity terris. we are going to talk to our correspond he want who has been
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following pope francis's trip throughout the middle east so far, this is being the second day and let's talk to atu abawi. we talked to nick schifrin a little bit later who is in israel. first of all, atia, what are palestinians making of this surprise stop at this wall, hugely symbolic wall that separates the two communities? >> well, when he spoke to many before the pope's trip, many wanted something like this to happen. they hoped for it. but they didn't necessarily expect it. but pope francis did make that unexpected stop at the separation barrier and not only did he make that stop. he took -- made that stop and prayed at an area of the wall where it read, "pope, we need someone to speak about justice and, in fact, he stayed there for around five minutes praying. in fact, we have the palestinian spokesperson here for the state of palestine who is there with
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the pope when he stepped out of his vehicle. can you tell us what happened? >> i think no one expected the pope was. we expected him to stop a little bit to look at the wall. the wall at that stage is where it's dividing bethlehem from jerusalem. the churching of the nativity is divided. not only for palestinians but for christians all over the world. we were never expecting he would come out of his car and go actually and pray at this place. >> did the pope say anything to you? did he make any comments to anyone when he stepped out of his vehicle? >> he said that he knows what's happening here and then he just kept going to the wall. i think it was a message not only for the people that were there, not only for the palestinian people. it's a message for the palestinian christians that we are here in thousandses of bethlehem. we have been encouraging people from all over palestine and from israel to come here given the
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fact that the state of israel has been closing the streets and would prevent palestinian christians from getting to see the pope in occupied jerusalem. we have been asking everyone here, the pope could see that in the streets. he saw thousands of people in the streets, chris and muslims greeting the pope in the treats of bethlehem. >> as a palestinian, what went through your mind when you saw the pope walking to the wall in front of your eyes, in fact, and praying and staying there and praying for several minutes, in fact? >> it was one of the most beautiful examples of solidarity we have ever had from a great leader like the pope. they have the weight of the church which is very important. it was for conservatives, who are poor, not only poor moneywise but poor of justice as a church, talks about. i think this was a very good m symbol. not only at the wall which is something like 8 kilometers inside occupied palestinian territory at that moment. he was surrounded by refugees from either camp and were
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commemorating a few days ago, the their ex i'm. it was a show of solidarity not only pour people of bethelehem but for all of the palestinian people. >> tomorrow, he is spending the majority of his day inside of israel, meeting with israeli leaders. what do you hope the pope will do at those meetings what you hope he will talk about. >> i would like him to spend his time. jerusalem. he has some meetings with refer officials in west jerusalem. he is going to race what he was able to hear here in bess will he him not om from officials, but the lurk he had with five malstenian christian families that represents a variety of cases that we have from people that are going to lose their land to families of brainsers, martyrs and others. i think it's very important that the pope knows there is a fact here that christians in the holyland are palestinians. they have suffered. as he said, the same as the rest of the palestinian people.
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>> that's a very clear message now that the israeli government claims it's protecting christians in this region. if they want to protect christians, the rights of the palestinian people have to be honored starting by a free and sovereign estate. >> thank you so much. >> that's spokesperson for the state of palestine, javier abuid. >> thank you very much, indeed, atia with us there. now let's go over to the other side of the fence and talk to nick sheeve rip in jerusalem. nick, as the pope makes his way to you, is there any reaction first of all, from these israelis as to that remarkable stop over, that hugely symbolic gesture that the pope made stopping at this separation wall between the palestinians and israelis? ? >> there isn't any official response at all but the vatican ambassador, israeli ambassador
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said that is real rejected on the pope's agenda and the reference by the pope to meeting the head of the state of -- palestineian head of state. israel objected to that and said the pope is our guest. we will not tell him what to or what not to do. what they point out is that they feel like they are getting their own kind of sense of solidarity from the pope. the pope will go to mount hertzel tomorrow. >> that's something neither of his predecessors have done, the tomb of the forefather of israel. israeli officials are pleased about that visit because they feel like the pope going to that, given the hist between the church and hehtzel and the symbolic nature of that tomb is he is endorsing their right. what israeli officials feel is that the pope is trying to balance both sides. >> can i request you about this earn vitation that has come as something of a surprise as well, an invitation to mahmoud abbas
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and to the president of israel? >> abbas. has always distinguished between his ability to talk to netanyahu, abbas's aids talk about having more constructive dialogue. husband aides are saying they look forward to this meeting much more than they look to any
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meeting with prime minister netanyahu. >> we are watching the life shot of the pope, pope francis in his military helicopter. tell us a little bit about the next stop on this trip because it's so important for him. isn't it? to retain a sense of balance so that both communities feel that they are not being snubbed. >> it's absolutely about a sense of balance, and not only will the pope visit mount hertzel. he will go to the western wall. he will go to the holocaust museum that marks the millions of jews killed in the holocaust. he will have the event that actually he is here to do. we are always talking about politics, especially because of what the pope has done. but he said and his aides say he is here for an event tonight about inter faith harmony not between palestinians but between orthodox christians and catholics. what he will do is meet the head
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of the orthodox church of the holy suplecre about 500 feet or so to my right. what happened there is that jesus is believed to have been crucified and resurrected. he will meet with the spiritual head of the orthodox church, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first meeting between the catholic and the orthodox churches in 900 years. >> ended the schism. the pope will deliver a message of interfaith harmony, of ent enterfaith discussion and that is what he has said is the name reason for this trip and what he has been looking most forward to. >> nick, we are just looking at the live picture now of pope francis as he is taking off now, heading in your direction, and we will leave events in the middle east for now and move on to other news. there are important developments in crain because people are voting for a new president. it's an election they hope will allow the country to turn a corner after so many months of
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turmoil. so far, turnout has been strong in the capitol. in the country's volatile east, pro-russia separatists have barricaded some polling stations and are intimidating election officials. we will have the latest from the east with hamid and with kiev with nick spicee in just a moment. but first, let's have nick's report from the capitol. >> reporter: a record turnout is expected for a vote deciding not just the fate of ukraine but, also, perhaps, the state of relations between russia and the west. 17 candidates are in the running, and the ones in the lead all want closer ties to the european union, not something moscow wants. but these early elections called after president victor yanukovych fled the country and was deposed by parliament are about what ukrainians want. >> this election means amount. the face of the country is being decided today. we have never had a more important election. we kicked out yanukovych. we now hope to have justice and
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peace now. >> a billionaire formerphon and economy minister was shown to be far ahead in the opinion polls last week and could win uteright with over 50% of ballots cast on sunday. >> the challenges the next president faces are enormous, fixing an economy in bail out mode, fighting corruption and establishing closer ties to europe. russia meanwhile annexed the region of crimea and it's two million inhabitants in march. the interim government accuses it of supporting probe russian separatists in the east. >> in the city of donetsk, militia men from the people's republic boxes smashed ballot boxes they had to stop voting. one explained theirtions bye-bye saying the presidential election was ill legitimate even though two-thirds of the people say they want to vote. according to the government, around 1 in 5 polling stations was opt open like this one. violence has kept many observers
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away. ahead of the biggest said their work could be decisive. >> we are not by. we are not on any side. we are on the side of the international standards. we are on the side of the rights of the voters and citizens of ukraine. >> that's what we will be checking. >> that's what we will be watching, to what extent these right are being respected in this process. >> whatever the voters decide and whatever the observers say the most crucial voice may be the one in the criminallin. many have their doubts. >> live to kiev. if we assume then that the chocolate baron of ukraine, mr. poreschenko wins more than 50% in the first round of voting, is he somebody who can do business with both the east and the west, with moscow and europe?
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>> i think he is, martin, for one thing with regards to the european union as a member of parliament he headed the committee that was. he saw that as a way of overhauling the political life of ukraine having outside european eyes assist lawmakers in this country to reform the judiciary, to open up markets, to fight corruption, to continue to have elections that are free and fair and to integrate this lynchpin country between eastern europe and western europe into the european single market, which would be a great boon for factories here, with some challenges. he also said, however, that he was ready to work with vladimir putin, keen to not say anything inflammatory as regards russia and what we hear from moscow is that vladimir putin is willing to work with poreschenko and the
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likelihood or probability of his election may possibly have tipped his hand and caused him to say that he was now willing to respect the will of the ukrainian voters and ready to work with whatever new president there was. >> nick speicer with the view from kiev. thank you very much indeed now let's go to hoda hamid and hoda, we have seen brisk voting in the west en part of ukraine. what's been the situation where you are? you are at a polling station, i can see. interior some people -- there are some people voting. the ballot boxes are pretty empty. about 20% of the registered voters for example in this polling station have actually made their way tubprobably for
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several reasons, the first being security, the lead up to this day has been quite bloody. there has not only been confrontation between the separatists and the ukrainian forces but there has also been confrontations between militias basically, pro-ukrainian or pro-russia militias. there has been intimidation and the leaders said that it was illegal to vote here because this was an independent state and you could not cast your ballot here in the donetsk people's republic or by thel lunask: so all of this made people stay at home in a lot of places, there are no polling stations that are open. specially in the big hubs like donetsk, the capitol region and lunask. their separatists made sure not one polling station opened. today, one of them tried to open in donetsk and they were quickly done after 10 minutes, everybody was kicked out and the ballot
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boxes smashed. there is another reason, those who want to vote are still feeling a bit alienated from those candidates presenting themselves in these elections. they feel none has actually braved the risk and came to talk to them they feel these candidates are more of the same that were there before. none really address the issues of the east. it has to be said there are no ukrainian channels here any more in the east. people are not seeing cam papering and not listening to the canal dates and know very little about their progress. >> thank you very much indeed. hoda ab dull hamid who is reporting there from the east he were part of ukrainedul hamid w reporting there from the east he were part of ukraine. >> let's go to thailand where there is fighting in the capitol. the demonstrators remain defiant, despite the military banning gatherings of more than
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5 people. more from bank cock. >> in bangkok, an anticoup started small. >> i want you, the thai public to avoid joining the protests because right now, the usual democratic system cannot operate normally. is the numbers grew and became more aggressive. >> one of the larmest demonstratio demonstrations, something interesting happened. it started with a heavy military presence and transitioned to more police. as you can see on this crowd, chanting for democracy, for elections, for the army to get out. >> i don't want it. >> that's all. get out. we want government. >> that's all. the military government responded to the united states's latest reaction to the coup, cancelling military exercises
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with thailand. >> understanding the situation in our country, one cannot be applied to every situation. >> the list of people coming in for talks including newspaper corporations. there is concern how they will handy the anticoup movement as it gains momentum. scott hideler, bangkok. >> the columbians are choosing a new president as well in an election that could have a big effect on talks with the farc rebels. there are five candidates. the two main contenders are manuel santos and his right-wing rival, zaliwaga. supporters of santos say he brought steady growth. opponents have criticized the vo pace and he has been accused of
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offering too many con sessions. his strongest intelligent is backed by the former president. he promises to sustain those talks if he wins. lucia newman joins us from bogota. are these elections a referendum on the peace process and how they have been handled so far by juan manuel santos? >> and what is at stake is the future of the negotiated talks or a negotiated way to get out of this 50-year-old conflict in this country which cost more than 200,000 lives and internally displaced more than 6 million people. >> that's a lot. you would think all columbian s would be in favor of it. when manuel santos is asking for another mandate in order to
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finalize talks which some say have been going too slowly, you think everybody would be applauding him for that some say they must go to prison for people who may be described as terrorists that is what has been the core issue here the rest of the candidates, four of the 5 seem to agree on the policies of the current government. >> has not been the main issue, although 60% says they are upset that there is not enoughtension on crime, bad education and health services and krupingsz. >> is it a help or a hindrance for his campaign?
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>> it's absolutely al help, in fact, was many people say that he is a bpuppet. he represents the point of view of the former president, the staunchest opponent of the peace process. >> all right for now. thank you very much, lucia newman, reporting on the elections taking place in colombia. >> libya's national congress is due to convene in a short while from now. the interim prime minister. the libyan capital and speak to stefanie dekker. a lot is at stake there. the conference has got a presenter, a government that can actually function and rescue libya from this vacuum, the power vacuum that exists at the
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moment? >> reporter: that's right. there is a caretaker one in the moment. this is part of what split this country at the moment. the lawmakers have gathered in the general national congress they need 93 to be able to start and vote. they haven't quite reached that. it's around 90. it could happen soon. some are staying away because they are not happy with this vote. they don't believe when he was elected it was done properly. there is confusion about whether the session had ended or not. they want a reelection. others have seen the list of cabinet members and say that there is no one from the south and others simply just don't want him. so, it's all about politics. it's all about allegiances. this is a tribunal society. it's very complicated. we are hearing there is a gathering of armed vehicles gathering on the airport road. things have been quiet at the moment. there is a lot of security around where the gnc is
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gathering. they are not allowing any journalists inside even to film. we will have to keep an eye on that. those on the airport road believed to be loyal to the former general who has made it clear the congress is i will legitimate and if they gather, it could become a target. >> now, thank you, stefanie dekker, keeping an eye on that important meeting taking place in tripoli. so syria in homs. officials in the governor's office say eight people have been skilled. state is referring to those responsible as terrorists. the explosion went off in the zakra stringed, al predominantly allowhite andcretionary. it's where rebels and the government struck two cease fire deals. time to find out about the weather. is rain pouring across china? here. >> we have seen an awful lot of rain in china over the last week. it's still falling.
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if we look at the satellite picture, we can see the bright white areas of cloud. they have been ballooning and coming again and again over the past few days. they have given us some very heavy downpours and lots of flooding as well. here are some pictures out of ping shang. it shows just how bad the flooding situation there is. in some regions, we have seen over a thousand homes collapse due to the shear weight of the water and you can see just how much wet weather that we have seen. now, unfortunately over the next few days, there will be nor rain. it will be slightly more fragmented. there be heavy rain there. we head through the day on monday. particularly around the southeastern parts of china and across into taiwan. no system, gradually eases as we head into tuesday. more rain still to come for the southeastern parts of china but not quite as bad as it has been. wohl see heavier rain a little bit further towards the west: you can see plenty of cloud on the satellite picture currently over the eastern parts of india
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and the northeast as well. this is where we have seen some of the worst of the weather. bangladesh certainly has been very, very wet. these pictures show just how heavy that rain has been. but to give you an idea of just how much rain we have seen, 271 millimeters of rain in 24 hours, in dakar. >> that's an incredible amount of rain. it has given us a problem with flooding. the average for the entire month is actually 194 millimeters. so we are well above that. we are going to seat yet more wet weather as we head through the next few days. it is still going to be heavy. there is a risk that the thunderstorms in the bay of bengal in turn into a cyclone but only if it becomes an area of low pressure. it will bring intention rain. not only for bangladesh but through the eastern parts of india will be very, very witty. martin? >> thank you very much agreed. let's take a quick look now at the pope's process because pope francis is now -- has now arrived in tel aviv at been
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gurin. this is his third stop on this leg of his engineer. he is doing a three-day tour, a whistle-stop tour it must be said of the middle east. yesterday in aman. today in the west bank, occupied west bank and now going to israeli territory. pope francis and his progress through the middle east. now, the worldwide population of bees is in sharp decline and no one knows quite why. they are important because they play a vital role in helping to feed the world. soupedits in australia are micro chipping them to try to find out more. drew thomas reports from transylvania? >> until one stings you bees are ignored. they are crucial. almost everything people eat is dependent upon what they do. every piece of food starts off with some sort of policination. everything starts off from a
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plant and then the animals eat the plants and then it makes. >> it's not much. it's just like 1 walk with a backpack. >> as each micro chip leaves and comes back to the-it's identity is recorded to see how long it's been away. >> over 18 months, about 10,000 bees will be chipped and tracked, to get the broadst possible data on how bees move under differently environmental conditions. >> bees are being tracked first
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in pristine conditions to establish a baseline pattern of behavior what people exhibit to have from the technology is a deep understanding on how the bee behaves. we know for example how many times each one of thoughs those bees are leaving the-and for how long they have been out. >> soon, low levels of pesticides will be put into the sugar water the bees feed and then separately components of pollution to see if either changes bee behavior. >> bees navigate to a source and back and communicate that information. >> isn't isn't being perceived by the nervous system correctly, bees are not getting back to the-. >> once it's clear what changes bee behavior and it may be damages them, that can be assessed. it will can be assessed. worlds with fewer bees uses them more efficiently. bees like being busy.
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here is a reminder the top stories here at al jazeera: the pope's visit to the middle east has become political as he topped to pray at the wall that separates israelis and palestinians in bethlehem. on the barrier, a scrawled message, "free palestine." he stood there under an israeli watch tower, praying. >> anticoup protesters have been defying a warning by the army to avoid rallies. soldiers fought against demonstrate in central bangkok. an army spokesman said normal democratic principles could not be applied at the current time. voting is underway in ukraine. there has been a strong turnout in the capitol, kiev. in ukraine's east, pro-russia separatits are barricading some polling stations and intimidating election officials.
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e job descriptions are voting for a new president on monday and tuesday. the former army chief he will sisi. he will be the latest in a long line of military men to lead the country. mohammed vall has more. >> reporter: in 2011, they overthrough an army general. three years later, they are about to elect another one. he job descriptions are deeply divided over the role in politics. >> we don't want any political role of the army. it's sdmrfrlths role is to protect, not to rule. >> it's been over 60 years since the army got involved in politics after ending the monarchy. the first generation of leaders, such as jamal nassar and sadat are seen as war heroes, ending the israeli occupation of arab
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land. during the subsequent 30 year rul rule of mubarak, he turned on political jnts and imposed decades of emergency laws and prepared his son to replace him. yet, when the egyptians rose up to overthrow him, they were able to distinguish between the despotic ruler they wanted out of power and the average soldier they saw as defender tof the nation. the army refused to crackdo dow on protesters. the military helped in the overthrow of mubarak and was seen as the savior of the nation. >> situation didn't last. army leaders form a military council to rule an open-ended position and try to claim the power. a few months later, military police brutally crushed civilian protesters before the army accepted to hold elections.
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it didn't mark the end of the trouble with the military. >> a year later, another general staged a coup against the elected president. this time, popular support for the military was shown by only one camp including mubarak supporters, some secular e job descriptions and other independents of the muslim brotherhood. on the other hand, execute forces opened fire on anti-coup protesters killing several hundreds of them in cairo. asisiposed as a man who didn't want power. >> stance quickly changed i anounce my will to run for the egyptian presidency and i would be honored to have your support. >> his candidacy and the security crack dope that proceeded it caused many to worry that a new chapter of military oppression is about to start. his supporters on the other hand say this is the only solution for egypt at the moment. al jazeera. al jazeera is continuing to
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demand the release of its journalists held in egypt. they have now been held in prison for 148 days. their trial has been ajumped until june the 1st. they are falsely accused of conspiring with the outlawed misslum brotherhood. a fourth journalist has been in a cairo prison for more than nine months without trial and now, his lawyer has filed a third grievance to the attorney general demanding his release. he is also requesting a medical report to document his poor health. ays rejects the charges against all of its staff. >> there you see now, pope francis's helicopter has landed at ben gurion airport. watching is nick schifrin who is in jerusalem and nick, just take us through the momentousness, if
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you would like. there have been a couple of very important gestures that have come from the pope's visit to this, perhaps the world's most intractable conflict. >> reporter: it's been three in a row, a lot of gestures. the first in jordan. yesterday, we saw the pope reach out and highlight the certain syrian refugee crisis. he met with 500 christians at bethany beyond the jordan, the site where jesus was believed to have been baptized. >> that's something that he wanted to absolutely highlight with syria, the war there, calling for an end to it. then, of course, as we have been talking about, these remarkable images from bethlehem stopping at the separation wall on the border of bethlehem to pray. he stayed there for some five minutes. at one point, he looked up and almost was shocked by the size of it. the wall at that point is about seven or eight meters. palestinian officials very pleased with the pope basically endorsing the state of
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palestine. those words appear on his agenda and the tone of his visit to bethlehem, especially with that wall visit. >> okay. nick, can i just -- >> shifts to the third and final part. israeli officials. >> nick, can i interrupt you? can i interrupt you? because we are actually seeing pictures now of the top two men in the israeli government. you've got mr. perez, the president, am who women tall talk alternates more later and prime minister netanyahu walking along the red carpet now to greet pope francis. nick, you were going on to talk about the popis itinerary on this leg of the journey. telex briefly full about the significance about this investigation to peace talks that the pope, pope francis has extended to the president of the palestinian authority, m makmoud abbas and to shimon
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peres, the president of israel. >> the pope promised not to make this trip political. he has clearly changed his mind. he has seen something here or his aides have been inpired to invite the two presidents to the vatican. it's not clear what will happen. perez steps down at the end of next month and so that will probably be his final official meeting as an israeli official. the pope seems to feel he can make a difference, that he can step right in to the middle of mid east peace and invite those two presidents to the vatican for a kind of papal trilateral. and it's clear that whatever he has seen over the last 48 hours has inspired him to do that. >> interesting as well. we are watching them, both men now greet pope francis in a huddle surround ed by other tig nit taries. they will escort him along the red carpet. interesting how in this papal trilateral as you call it, nick, the prime miles per hour sister, benjamin netanyahu has been side stepped almost.
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>> israeli officials believe the pope is a sign of their sovereignty. the pope traveling to his home is a sign in the israeli
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official records as his endorsement to the israeli right to this land. >> watching the ceremony now, the ceremony of the rival of a visiting head of state because, of course, we must -- it must be remembered that the pope is effectively ahead of -- a head of state, a head of the vatican, which is a state unto itself. let's listen a bit as this welcome gets underway. [ music ] . >> there you go, pope francis being welcomed by bennettnet and shimon peres on the latest stage of his trip around the middle east. nick, thank you very much for that. we will come back a little bit
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later on and leave pope francis with his israeli hosts. we will look at some other news for a while now because a new report says the fair trade social movement isn't benefitting the employees it was actually set up to protect. now, fair trade-certified businesses sell $7,000,000,000 worth of goods a university of london study investigated 15 farm workers in ethiopia and uganda and concueded not all of them are receiving fair wages. researchers found non-fair trade farmers and sellers were making more money. the scheme runs in more than cent develop can countries and has more than 1 and a half million farmers taking part. it was created more than 25 gears ago by development and consumer groups. to use the fair trade label, farmers have to meet specific standards. among them, pay a living wage to their workers. they also have to promise not to employ children nor to engage in
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human trafficking. now, affiliated businesses produce more than 12,000 products. more than 100,000 retailers across north america and europe sell fair trade goods. now, christopher kramer is one of those authors of this report. he says that they found that wages were lower for workers in areas that were dominated by fair trade producers. >> what they found when you compare whether there is a fair trade producer organization with other small areas and coffee and tea in uganda where there is no fair trade certification and in areas where there is larminger scale, more commercial production, what we tend to find and the statistics show this is significant is that the wages are typically lower on the areas dominated by fair trade or other
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such producer organizations. >> harriet lamb is the executive of fair trade international and joins us from germany. >> that's not a very good report card from london university? >> well, fair trade is a work in progress. we are seeking step by step to tackle the really difficult problems that small holders face in coffee and tea and doling countries and many other studies, for example, one by the university of gotingham that focused particularly on the small farmers have found fair trade had an impact increasing encloses by 30%. what we will accept and welcome in this report is putting the focus on the next layer down of disadvantaged, very, very poor people, which is the temporary workers on those small holder farms. we think that's the right
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spotlight to put on: how can we, in fair trade, play our part, but how can companies, how can governments really swing behind tackling the issue of the poverty wamingz of those workers? >> the problem is, isn't it? all brands as opposed to epitomize something or other? but fair trade, it's basic association is one of fairness, of more equitable systems and of benefitting the poorest world and now that imam is being tainted. the confidence has to fall away from the fair trade brand as a result of this report. >> well, what i hope is that most people acknowledge just how tough it is to tackle this problem. as the report shows, it's a problem that all governments and all companies have yet to tackle. >> that's why you find the terrible poverty, in particular, the report looks at women who have been widowed or divorced who are literate and have to find very, very temporary work.
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and so, how do we enable them to get a fair wage when their employers are tiny holders, for example in uganda they have a process the quarter of a size of a ball pitch for their family to depend upon. how do we enable those small holders to get enough for their families to have a sustainable livelihood and for them to page the workers more? i think that's when you have to really come back to the bigger issues about are we paying enough for our tea, coffee, kocoa that comes from developing countries? i think the answer has to be no, we are not. if it's not acceptable that there is still such poverty among workers in developing countries producing the products you and me enjoy, that's why we welcome this. we hope it will help the whole international community focus on how can we begin to include the living conditions of people producing commodities that we depend upon for our daily
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breakfast, lunch, coffee, tea. >> harriet lamb, thank you for talking to us attays. chief executive of fair trade international. talking to us live from bohn. thank you. coming up, we will have the winner of the palm d 'or from the cannes film festival and in sport, the latest from a thrilling grand prix for you, robin standing by with all of the details.
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simpling. the sports news. here is robin. >> the formula one news for you. rospa and hamilton are leading
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the chasing pack at the monaco grands pre. rospa started. hamilton is second. in terms of the championship standin standings, the britons lead the german by three points, a few laps off of the race. the red bull of daniel ricardo in third i. there was a power bus problem. real madrid have been celebrating the european cup title, the new winners have returned to madrid following the dramatic 4-1 win over athletico madrid. they have showed off their trophy to the thousands of people in the streets. it's been a 12-year wait to see their team be crowned. they stayed through the night to welcome back the european champions. it was a fitting end to a thrilling competition as liz dunkley now reports.
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>> reporter: . >> ladesma has become an obsession for the club. a real victory looked unlikely for the majority of this champions league final. athl athletico madrid in the 36th minute: like real madrid, the cope opened for fans to watch the game on big jeans. it looked like their -- be -- on big screens. real got their equalizer in the 93rd minute things to rergio ramos. on to extra time. in the second half, gareth bale scored the decisive goal to make it 2-1. further goals from marcelo and a penalty from ronaldo made the final score a rather flattering real madrid 4, athletico madrid.
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despair for city rivals. for concooletti: >> five minutes of extra time was okay. i think at the end, you can see that i am a lucky man. but also, you can see that we tried to do everything until the last second of the game. >> real madrid made their name pie winning the first five european cups. but their 10th triumph may count as their biggest ever. liz dunkelly, al jazeera. >> feddera's request is taking on track. sunday, 16th consecutive french open tournament.
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the 32-year-old ramos with a 6-2 win, federer, sebastian schwartzman. >> nick perogas out of the competition sending him home. the canad yen moves into the second roundian moves into the second round. venus williams, with bell i need a beenitch. williams recovered claiming the match 6-4 and 6-1 reasonstering comfortable 6 heave 3, 6-love win. the french wild card who are in the last 32. >> having first qualified on the
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grand slam here, of course, it was for me. but i think the quarterfinals is not the last thing i want to do here so action of course, i have a couple of -- trade to do better and better here miami heat fans breathing a sigh of relief. they gave the visitors a comfortable lead but in the second, they found the momentum. lebron james doing his thing to cut thepatesers' lead to six points at the end of the quarter. it was the heat all the way after scoring 26 points while dwyane wade added 23. they lead the series 2-1. we hate the way we played at the start of the game. we can't play that type of basketball. we have to come out and play like we are down, you know, 15 to start the game. because it can bite us in the butt if we don't prepare that
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way when you were in a series like this, everyone has seen. great to bring in a spark at the right time. the coach did a great job tonight of bringing these guys just like in game 2 as well, you know, our second unit gave us a big spark. >> a new world record at the iaff's inaugural world relays in the bahamas. thet the relay team did so without the fastest man on the planet. 1 minute 18.63 seconds smashing the 1994 record by .5 seconds. >> the los angeles kings have taken a 2-1 lead in the west epconference finals with a win against the chicago blackhawks. chicago took an early lead with a jonathan tabes.
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you dotty scoring. ol track for the second stanley cup final appearance. the mlb, the blue jays won over the oakland athletics. they will attempt a 3-game sweep. thank you combined. the turkish film "wichitaer sleep," a previous leader said the film was masterful. phil lavell has more now from cannes. >> the palm d 'or is hard to predict. not this we're "winter sleep" had been one of those names heard again and again and again this last week and a half this is the 5th outing, his movie a
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dark tail of isolation about an overbearing man who controls the lives of those around him, the best of 18 for the cannes jury? >> it seemed from quite early on to be a favorite. i said to a colleague this is the palm d 'or. it ended up being the 1 international audiences will know him from the harry potter movies. the cannes jury decided he was best actor for this, mr. turner. the biopic of thet a british trainer. best female we want to julian moore for ma"maps to the stars" look at a disfunctional hollywoholly family. >> mommy, it's director 25 years old, very much considered the one to watch, this tail of a mother whose son has adhd honored alongside this from a man considered the godfather of french cinema. his goodbye to language is surreal but revolutionary for the weigh it takes on 3d. >> the wonders took the grand
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prix prize a woman director, one of only two competing against 16 male entries. jane kampion, the only one to have won that prize in 67 years. the man expected to take the top prize did in the end. this year, the competition has been about more than the top prize. it's been about highlighting the lack of female directors. something jane tampion is passionate about she hopes next year there are more than two contenders in a short list so far dominated by men. phil lavelle, al jazeera at the cannes film festival. >> more to come. we will stick with pope francis as he visits israel. so don't go away.
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