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s hitting home >> it ends up on the dinner plate of people... >> techknow only on al jazeera america >> hello, welcome to the news hour live from doha. coming up, three explosions hit houthi strongholds in yemen three are dead, including top clerics. >> in libya the army chief warns about the growing reach of isil. >> tapping into water technology. we'll show you a new machine promisessing to create water out of thin air. >> it's build as a tech friendly
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way to hail a cab but will it bump uber off the road to success? >> three explosions hit houthi strongholds in yemen killing more than 52 people and injuring at least 100. >> in the capitol sanna suicide attackers targeted two mosques during friday prayers. thee clerics connected to the houthi movement are among those killed. local media reports one of the suicide bombers detonated his device inside the mosque, a second suicide bomber then set off explosives outside when panicked worshipers evacuated the mosque. the latest blast was heard near a government compound in sadr
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city. no one has claimed responsibility for the attacks. we have more. >> the attackers knew the mosques would be packed for friday prayers. in the heart of yemen's capitol sanna, two mosques were targeted. both belonged to the power base for houthi fighters who control the capitol. witnesses say the first explosion was inside the mosque, another at the gate when people fled. more attackers were at the mosque. rescuers struggled to deal with the high casualties, bodies were taken out. the hospital appealed for blood donations. it happened after intense fighting in aden. this is what it sounded like for those stranded in the international airport thursday. loyalists were accused for the attack.
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yemen's penalty has based himself in the southern port city and forces loyal to him have regained control of the airport. in tense battles raged between them and fighters who supported the former president. at these skirmishes continued the presidential compound was hit in another part of aden. hadi escaped unharmed. there are reports of an explosion in another province. houthi fighters control sanna and the northern country. they have no power base in the south. in the oil rich province, local tribes are challenging houthi control. more than a dozen tribesman have been killed in in fighting. forces loyal to hadi say they are carrying out military maneuvers to prepare for houthi advances. >> we need to defend ourselves. we hope inning serious will
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happen. if the enemies want to attack us, we will also attack them. >> we have no confidence in any agreement signed by the houthis. they have not respected any agreements until now. >> the battle to control yemen as the fighting continues, more yemenis of dying. >> a political analyst and editor in chief for the yemen post joins us now via skype. good to have you with us. we are seeing the death toll continue to rise, even the most steady attacks since the houthi's took power in january. >> very dramatic right now. 77 confirmed killed, by far the strongest attack against houthis in years if not since their existence, 77 killed, 212
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injured. moan of that he is are in position. the problem right now that the attack happened in two of the main mosques for the houthis. these two were the most crowded and are led by two of the most prominent religious leaders of the houthi sect. one is confirmed killed, their prominent top religious leader in sanna. the second one is now in critical condition and medics telling me that he's expected to die, as well, as his injuries are very critical. this is a dramatic blow. the houthis right now are very angered, attacks happened in aden today attacks on the airport and these attacks on the airport by aircraft based in sanna are for sure backed by the houthis. these attacks will not go quietly. he we expect more and more escalation from both sides
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because of the high death toll. >> we saw an intense battle yesterday in the south in aden, between rival forces. why are we seeing the violence intensify? >> again the houthis are trying to enforce their will and their movement by force. they took sanna by force. even when they took over sanna the air strike and the airports were not involved. they want to make sure yemen is under the control and honestly ignoring many of the political factions and ignoring president hadi. that is why they attacked aden right now. the problem is right now that the lack of serious negotiations by all sides all factions are resulting in escalations. the houthis want to control everything and with the umbrella government while everyone works under their control while the other faction is refusing to be
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as puppets and working under the houthi government. three months of negotiation have failed to reach any agreement and the tension is only increasing with every die of dialogue, because no faction is agreeing or willing to step down in some of their demands and that is why we see this today. >> thank you very much for that. he had door in chief evident yemen post there in sanna. also joining us from the capitol is the spokesman for the houthi fighters. he'll be speaking to us here on al jazeera through a translator. thank you very much for being with us. first of all what is your reaction to today's events in sanna? >> in the name of allah what has happened today is a crime to be condemned by everyone, and of course the one to be blamed for this crime is the power who is
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supporting and giving momentum to the brotherhood between the brotherhood and al-qaeda. those supporting this coalition from the neighborhood, and also we need to know that these powers are to be blamed. >> you're blaming a number of powers, i understand, but of course yesterday, we had accusations that you your camp, that the houthi side was behind an attempted coup in aden in the south against president adou rabbo mansour hadi. what do you respond to those accusations? >> no, this is not true at all. we cannot call even what happened in aden as a coup. it's an aggression made and
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committed and carried out by the militias of hadi and against some powers that belong to the state, and we need to know that the coalition between these people, the brotherhood and al-qaeda is a coalition that is known by everyone. we have money coming to this coalition from qatar -- >> you are saying that the militias supporting hadi actually attacked the presidential palace in aden yesterday? is that what you are saying? >> yes these militias include a lot of al-qaeda, members and the brotherhood and this coalition as i said is trying to talk in the name of the south but everyone in the south knows that al-qaeda is part of that
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coalition. >> what is your objective today the objective of the houthis? are you still interested in peace talks with the hadi camp or is all you are interested in today is conquering all of yemen? >> yes in order to sort out the crisis in yemen to put an end to this crisis, we have to find a political solution. this is the best solution, political solution, otherwise the conflict will go on. if one of the parties is able to make a decisive decision, this would never be going on. we need a political solution between us and between those powers who are in the coalition with al-qaeda. it's a very exceptional period in yemen and we need to overcome all the difficulties and to reach a political solution that would include all political
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powers. >> you you see your opponent of being in a coalition with al-qaeda, which of course, they deny. one last question if i can how with him the houthi's respond to these attacks in sanna today at least 50 killed and that death toll expected to rise with three prominent clerics also killed. how will you respond? >> of course, terrorism will only be there because the fear is there and we need he to put an end. sanna is now safe, but we still have other areas where the strongholds are there and these are being used by those suicides to carry out oh the crimes, planning and operations.
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this is the case now. >> now to libya where the new army chief is warning about the spread of isil. he believes the number of people fighting under the isil banner is around 7,000 and is warning that if the group is not rained in, it will spread to europe. >> they come from mali, niger and even from boko haram through the desert from benghazi and by planes to military base in tripoli. we need weapons and ammunition only. the men are available. the all the way's growing every day and increasing in number. isil concentrates on libya because it is a pet troll state with a small population and vast land. it's easy for them to spread. they thought it would be easy to control and they can control
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libya's resources from oil gas gold and uranium for their movement. >> u.n. led peace talks between rival libyan factions have resumed after the toppling of momentum gaffe different groups have been fighting to control libya. the talks have resumed who is attending, what is on the agenda? >> basically the united nations special envoy met with a delegation from the united nations recognized government from tobruk. he was very critical of the on going clashes in libya and has said that both parties have to make concessions for the sake of peace. he warped against the spread of groups affiliated with isil. this is what he had to see to say
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earlier today. >> this should be a decisive moment because we are as i said before in previous meetings running out of time. you know that in the last days, we have seen more fighting, more airstrikes, more actions by daish, not only in libya but also in the region. >> it is said that they want a deal by sunday. what is the mood among the dell gates there? are they optimistic? >> well, the biggest problems that the united nations and the international community face when it comes to libya is to narrow the differences between the feuding factions, their government of tripoli and the
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government base in tobruk. i have been talking to a senior member of the delegation about how he thinks things could move forward in the future. he said he doesn't think there might be a deal anytime soon. he said that the tobruk house of representatives remains the ultimate legitimacy of the country and he cast a doubt on the tripoli government, saying these people don't represent us. the international community is really hoping to see both sides set their differences aside form a national unity government, agree on security arrangements, pulling militia's from major cities in the capitol. otherwise, they are telling them if you don't come up with an agreement here, we will see just nor divisions and isil operated groups taking over the country something that the international community does not want to see in libya anytime soon. >> thank you very much. >> libya is dominating the final
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day of the e.u. talks in brussels discussing ways to help unify the rival government and stop the violence that has racked the country. the e.u. would not act without an official request from the united nations. simon mcgregor has the latest from brussels. >> the second day is being used to discuss libya, very much at the top of the agenda. they are exchanging ideas on how the european union can help support a host national unity government in libya. they are facially funding the talks taking place and coordinating closely with the united nations on this whole issue. the european union's foreign supreme, if you like said they will be coming up with concrete proposals, that are political how to shore up any post deal agreement in libya and extend into the field of security.
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does that mean we'll get european troops running around the desert fighting isil in libya? probably not but means that special missions will be described to secure libya's borders, train libya's armed forces guard oil installations and airport and important infrastalksure. i think that would very much be on the cards. we're hearing if the situation stabilizes, they would want a libya invitation to get involved and want to do it with a un mandate and with regional players. why is this such an important issue for europe? because they feel this is a problem right on their doorstep. the belgian prime minister turning up today said libya has become a pocket of instability just a few hundred kilometers from europe's borders. it's very close. it's where this terrible migration phenomenon is coming from increasing all the time.
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i think they are now clearly very spooked about the potential threat of terrorism from isil, from isil expanding their field of operations in libya. i think european leaders feel this is a problem they can no longer ignore. >> we report from pakistan's north waziristan where displaced people are returning home. >> we see how a sick russian economy is hurting businesses in neighboring kazakhstan. >> i'm outside the stadium in doha, one of the host venues for the qatar 2022 world cup, one of the most contentious issues in world football. it is finally drawing a close. details coming up. >> tunisia said the two gunman who carried out an attack on the
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museum were trained in libya. the attack left 21 dead, mostly tourists. tunisia is stepping up security in the country as the fear that isil's message is spreading across the nation. >> tunisians express diifiance against the violence and people who perpetrate it. there was solidarity to the victims and tributes laid in their memory. some victims weren't carrying their passport so haven't been identified yet. more than 40 people were injured. some of them have been talking about their experience. >> we entered one of the rooms in the old part of the museum, looking at the mosaics. suddenly, my daughter and i started to hear shots and everybody started to run. people started to try to save themselves, hide behind the glass windows and corners of the room. >> two gunman were killed when
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security forces stormed the building to end the siege. it is believed they had accomplices. police have arrested nine people so far, four of whom they believe were directly involved in the attack. meanwhile, the prime minister has been giving details of security measures across the country. >> we will be putting in place check points that will be manned and supervised by the national army both the national army and security personnel will intensify patrols across the nation. joint patrols between both the army and security personnel will also be conducted. >> the museum will remain closed for several more days. when it reopens it can expect fewer visitors. a number of tour companies are removing tunisia from their destinations. >> tunisia has been a success story of the arab spring and spared violence sweeping other parts of the region. the parliament is looking to
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fast track anti terror laws and the president has promised to fight those behind wednesday's attack. >> the first of the victims of the attack is laid to rest. the police officer who died guarding the museum. tunisia remains in shock and in mourning. it's also aware that it can no longer remain on the sidelines of what has become known as the war on terror. al jazeera tunis. >> to switzerland where diplomats are working through final hurtles finalizing a deal. the u.s. secretary of state and john kerry and his iranian counterpart have held days of tough negotiations in the city of law san. james bays is in lausanne for us. what's the latest from there? >> the latest news, important news in the last few minute, these talks are going to be adjourned. we hear from various searses
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that they were on oh the verge of bringing in other foreign ministers to join these talks. that though now is not the plan. the plan is to adjourn talks and resume next week. the news came through as john kerry left the hotel where he spent six days negotiating with his iranian counterpart. i spoke to him as he headed along the street towards lunch. >> secretary kerry how's it going? >> we're working hard, making some progress. >> where are you going to continue sir? >> we'll let you know in a little while. >> he then had lunch joined by the u.s. energy secretary there at the lunch. when he came out of the lunch that's when he announced that the talks are going to be adjourned. why are they being adjourned? clearly they're not making as much progress as some would have liked, but there are other reasons here, as well.
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one of the main reasons is because of the death of the mother of the president of iran. his brother is one of the main negotiators here. he's already headed back to ran. the fact of that is one of the reasons peeve decided to adjourn talks for now. one of the other problems is agreements among the international community that they are negotiating with iran, particularly france, taking a very hard line. that explains other reports we are getting not yet confirmed that the u.s., john kerry and his european counterparts are likely to meet separately in the next few hours. we're hearing that possibly may be in berlin. >> thank you so much. james bays for us live in lausanne switzerland. >> in pakistan, four are injured after an explosion in a mosque. the blast went off during friday prayers. thousands of families who have been forced to flee he a military offensive in northern
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pakistan are returning home. for the next few months, they will be going back to south waziristan regions. pakistan's army has been waging a campaign against the taliban in those areas since june of last year. we have more from a town in the area. >> the return of the tribal populations has begun. most of the people from this particular area were forced to flee because of a major operation by the military. the objective of the military operation was to drive out the opposition from this area. the military had no other choice but to clear the areas forcing hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes and villages. as we came in, we could see
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abandoned villages and also destruction by the military operation. however, the military now says it is confident that it has restored the government, wants the people to come back. >> it is safe for the return of the people for the normal life of those returning to the area after spending so many years out of their villages. we are hopeful and confident that the opposition will not bounce back in the area. >> according to authorities these people will return, given help, six months of reactions as well as a cash incentive. the important thing will be to ensure that all those people who have been displaced by years of conflict are allowed to come back to their homes and villages. >> an update on the world's weather now with richard. the excitement about the solar eclipse is starting to die down now. >> people have seen it or not
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seen it because of the cloud folly, but some chase them around the globe. they come along at regular intervals, the next, march 2016. good viewing conditions there the big one is august 17 across north america. summertime weather could be quite favorable and then another july 1919. no matter where you are clouds can obscure the ve. that was the case in qatar. clouds are pushing in across saudi arabia through towards the gulf region. it looks as though we're going to keep a fair amount of clouds the next few days. with it, some fairly brink winds. there's always a chance of showers and more pushing in
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towards qatar. over in north africa, we've got a narrow flow pressure across parts of nigeria and morocco giving rain, very unsettled. more rain to come here in the next few days. >> star gazers across europe witnessed a spectacular natural event, a solar eclipse plunged some parts of the world into darkness in the northern hemisphere. off norway and the faroe islands got to observe. >> thousands of traveled to the faroe islands to watch the total eclipse. these people travel the world and look at eclipses wherever they can find them. there were hundreds of them on the hillside, much excited
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whooping and gasping. the darkness was really quite extraordinarily and pretty much as soon as it arrived it was gone, the bright lights came back and everyone gasped and whooped with delight. there were a few people shouting where to next time. the answer to that is the next total eclipse will be visible in the southeast asia pacific region around march next year. the next time in central european skies will be in 2081. >> coming after the break how a treasure trove of artifacts are being protected by technology. >> the moneypenny pay off in mexico did sony take incentives
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in the latest bond film? >> pakistan battles for the right to meet india in the cricket world cup finals. highlights coming up. stay with us.
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>> welcome back. a reminder of our top stories in this al jazeera news hour. suicide bombers have targeted two mosques in yemen, killing at least 50 people and injuring 100 others. two houthi leaders were killed. >> u.s. led peace talks libya's
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army chief warrants isil is strengthening. >> security is tight in tunisia where the government says two gunman behind wednesday's museum attack were trained at a camp in libya. people in the capitol tunis have been protesting the assault in which 21 were killed, mainly tourists. >> the islamic state of iraq and the levant shocked the world when fighters carried attacks on irreplaceable cultural heritage sites. in mosul ancient artifacts were destroyed. the iraq national library is taking measures to protect the countries priceless archives. we report from baghdad. >> this is one way to keep culture safe. ar kind ofists are scanning
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thousands of rare books and historic documents. if they're ever destroyed the information in them will live on in a digital library. >> this is protecting your cultural heritage, to save the original copies and to present or provide the readers with the copies. >> this is a history of the yazidi minority a half century ago, a feminist magazine from the 1920's. for the past 12 years this man has been trying to share as much of iraq's past at possible. the staff have played a role in iraq's recent history. >> in 2003, when baghdad fell, this building itself was set on fire. it burned for two days, destroying hundreds of thousand of books and documents. this was literally rebuilt from the ashes. >> the scanner has doubled the
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archives of official documents. it has sadaam hussein's extensive book collection, and books from what was iraq's huge jewish community. the staff has started cataloging documents signed by iraqi jews in the 1950s just before they were deported. >> this is from the. >>ish month. >> it's part of an agreement with the u.s. to contribute to iraq's jewish archives now held in the united states. every group has had its share of suffering. it is expected to be finished next year. >> they have a very important unifying effect, because they have a role in the formation of a national identity. they have damage and we need
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institutions throughout iraq. they will help remedy those of the past. >> more than 1,000 years ago baghdad was the center of knowledge. home to the world's great libraries, and arab world's greatest poets. those ancient bribe rares were also destroyed but their legacy survived. al jazeera, baghdad. >> european ministers meeting in brussels decided to keep sanctions in place against russia until the end of the year. the sanctions are punishment for russia's role in the eastern ukraine conflict and hit the country's economy hard. the ruble has lost half its value since last year. unemployment is rising and russia expected to record its first recession since 2009. it's not just russia affected, it's kazakhstan also feeling the pinch to their economy.
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>> 100,000-liters of milk in this plant in an average day. it isn't a bad place to be, but the company which also exports fruit juices to russia cease trouble ahead. russia's economy is hurting business. >> our profit margins are going down because our price is in rubles. secondly, because consumers started crossing into russia to buy cheaper products. >> russian imports have got cheaper. exporters are losing money. kazakhstan's currency is on a high relative to the weakened ruble. imagine waking up and discovering that your money had lost 20% of its value overnight. that happened here in kazakhstan twice. first in 2009 and again last year. on both occasions, it was down
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in part to russia performing badly. the fear is it could happen again, because kazakhstan's economy is closely tied to russia's. >> kazakhstan and russia have a free afraid agreement with belarus. >> for me, this agreement is well balanced a understand competently made and takes into account the interests of all of our countries. >> some economists believe kazakhstan's president too whoo agreed to the ideas was too caught up in the moment. he wanted himself seen as a leader in the ice of the post soviet countries, as a person who created a great new regional union, but it wasn't thought through, so we see a negative situation for pakistan which--kazakhstan.
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>> the ruble will strengthen, oil prices will rise, but light at the end of the tunnel seems a long way off. al jazeera. >> around 2.5 million people in sierra leone are confined to their homes to prevent the spread of ebola. the shutdown will last free days in free town and areas of the north. house to house searches will identify those with the virus. 10,000 have died since the outbreak began last year. >> human rights experts investigating the case of 43 missing students in mexico have asked authorities to continue with their search. the commission on human rights says there is no certainty to what happened to the students. they ask for the case to be considered a crime against
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humanity instead of kidnapping and homicide. >> the producer of the new james bond movie have denied they gave mexico's government a license to kill parts of the script. hacked emails are said to show its changes were made in return for tax incentives worth millions. >> mexico city, the scene where james bond will hunt down an international assassin. according to reports on those hacked emails, there was a price for producers to get millions of dollars in tax cuts they so desperately needed to control costs, make mexico look good with beautiful aerial shots cast a mexican bond girl and make sure the villain and his target are not mexican. according to the emails, done deal. the producer denied such changes were made at the behest of mexican officials but said they
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relied on government help. >> they helped us get permissions, helping us with getting cooperation for the various places we have to shoot controlling the streets with police and things like that. >> that claim that mexican officials got their bond girl, well an up and coming next can star did get cast as one of the many women in the film. >> i believe that not only the bond girls evolved but also the movies time passes by and the directors and actors do evolve. that's why this franchise is still so successful. >> these accusations fit into the narrative that mexico would do anything to look good on the world stage after battered by a be duckies and drug violence. >> in no moment did we get involved or interfere with the script of the film. mexico likes to play its part
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and its potential is seen unrecognized around the world. >> as mules of viewers know, it's the first sequence that is so important grabbing the attention with color and mystery. the producer is coming to mexico to shoot that sequence with day of the dead as the backdrop, one of the most mysterious and colorful holidays. >> >> coming up on al jazeera we'll show you a new machine that promises to create water out of thin air.
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>> welcome back. hundreds of millions of people do access to safe drinking water. that's despite it being considered a human right by the united nations. global water day is an attempt to draw attention to the importance of water. population growth, usual beenization and increase in consumption means water is more needed for people and industry than ever before. 1.2 billion people live where water is scarce. in developing nations getting water is difficult because of conflict and poor infrastructure. the world could be faced by a water shortage of 40% in the future. an expert on water resource management said water
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agriculture and food are involved. >> take for instance water and food. growing food is by far the largest water user, 37% used for agriculture production. we also use a lot of water for energy production. we use it for our electricity plants we use it for hydraulic fracturing, so the elements are all interconnected. we have known that. this has been the fact for a long time. what is different? the difference is that we are going by 2050 maybe to nine or 10 billion people, so they need a lot of resources. we may go from 2 billion to 5 billion people in the middle class and middle class lifestyle is much for water intensive and
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energy intensive. they use more water in the households but also, they change their diets particularly a shift from vegetables and wheat towards dairy and meat. this consumes a lot more water. one kilo of wheat is 1,000 meters and beef is 10,000 liters. if people shift diet, they are going to use a lot more water. by 2050, there will be -- with he need a lot more water more food, a lot more energy. all these elements are interconnected. >> latin america is one region where 4 million people can't get clean drinking water but a new machine in vented by engineers in chile could change that. we have the story from sanity craig. >> water is essential for life yet one in 10 people cannot access a single glass at home.
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millions live too far away from rivers and lakes. all have seen their water sources contaminated, or simply disappear during prolonged drought. what if they could access clean water anytime anywhere out of thin air? that's the promise of fresh water, a machine that does just that by exfracking moisture from the air just like a cloud. >> what this machine does is form a small cloud inside that generates water. the air passes through here and we cool it. if you touch it, it's cold. the water is produced through condensation. put your hand here. >> it's raining on my hand. >> fresh water is the brain child of this chilean naval
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engineer, an drill designer and engineer put this together in this social lab. >> we want everyone to have a well in their home and not depend on water currents or if it rains. people can have unlimited infinite water supplies. water is for everyone. you plug it into a solar panel. it is self sustainable and consumes very little energy. >> it's nasa technology simplified. the prototype produces between nine and 30 heaters of the chemical and sulfur free water a day, depending on climate conditions. >> it is almost 40 degrees out here. everything is dry as you can see, and there's practically no moisture in the air but even in these extreme conditions, and even in the desert, the fresh water machine was able to extract moisture and produce drinking water.
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>> the only drawback right now seems to be the price roughly $1,000. its creators want to eventually make it more affordable. their contribution, they say towards quenching the global thirst for life's most basic resource. >> lucia new man, al jazeera sand i can't go. >> we'll have much more on the water issue in the coming days here on al jazeera. next thursday, we'll take you to where for many getting water can involve a long trek, but water isn't scarce here, so where is it all going? we'll look at that thirds right here on al jazeera. >> time for sport now. >> cohost australia through to the cricket world cup semifinals, winning in the quarter finals. they'll face india. we have a report. >> battling for a place in the
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world cup semifinals, cohost australia walked out with pakistan in front of a packed crowd. batting third for pakistan. the bowler celebrate with four wickets. once again pakistan's captain tried to rescue the inning. after adding 73 with the third wicked, he was caught off the bowling with glenn maxwell. pakistan eventually all out for 213, with just one ball left to their inning. australia's chase got off to a horrendous start. aaron finch dismissed after a plum l.b.w.
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the captain then gone for eight. then steve smith for australia with an inning of 65. he added yea nine, which shamed watson to take the aussie to the brink, watson finishing on basin on 68, as maxwell saw the cohost soar to the line. australia winning by six wickets. >> every win gives you momentum and gives you confidence and this all certainly is the same. i think obviously india's a completely different opposition to pakistan, they have different strengths. also different weaknesses, as well, so we he need to assess them. >> we are really going well at one stage but after 2023,
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that's been the trend, we are getting starts, but we are not converting that. >> australia will take on india in sydney. >> real madrid to face athletic co-in the champions league quarter finals in a repeat of last season's final. the athletico real -- italian champions play monaco, the first legs will be played on the 14th and 15th of april. the return match is a week later. >> football's good morning body fifa announced compensation so players to be released for the next world cup. it follows the announcement that
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the 2022 world cup final in qatar will be played december 18, when extreme temperatures during summer months meant there were concerns about holding the tournament during the official window of june and july. the decision was made late on thursday at a meeting of fifa's executive committee in zurich. >> it's one year in a cal. if everyone works together for one year, they can work it out to make sure everyone is satisfied. you're never going to please everyone, there's also going to be people complaining. we are where we are it's very, very important that spectator all who are going to qatar will have a wonderful world cup from a climate point. the players can be fresher than they've ever been, so let's get on with it. >> the story begins just over four years ago. in december, 2010, qatar became the first country from the
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middle east awarded the right to hold the world cup. almost immediately they were concerned about playing in the summer heat. in january 2011, fifa president first moved to the idea of playing in the winter months. there have been controversies primarily the right of migrant workers hired to build the stadium. fifa commission held an investigation, cleared of wrongdoing. in february of 2015, a fifa task force recommended that the tournaments be played in november and december. our reporter has been at the site of one venue. with a final date confirmed qatar can work to delivering the middle east's first ever world cup. >> it's back in fifa, more than four years to decide that qatar will be hosting a winter world
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cup in 2022, away from the traditional summer months of june and july. they needed to take their time to announce the decision to involve all not the least of which the european cups have been the most vocal. now that we know qatar will be hosting the middle east first ever world cup and finishing december 18, we know that it will be going ahead. one outstanding matter dragging along for 1,568 days is the start date of the world cup which is likely to be the 21 of november, which means we will be having an even shorter world cup of 28 days. >> djokovic is through to the semifinals of the indiana's world tournament without having a hit a ball after his quarter
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final opponent withdrew from injury. he will play fourth seed andy murray. the win will see murray facing djokovic for the first time since losing to him at the open final in january. >> in the women's draw, former world number one moved through to the semifinals. the serb player was ending the run of qualifier. the ukrainian was unable to continue because of an ankle injury. >> she set up a victory. >> morgan hoffman into the lead of the arnold palmer invitational in florida.
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the 25-year-old had a six under par 66, a shot ahead of his competitors. rory mcilroy birdied the final hole but finished four shots off the pace. that is all your sport for now. i'll have more later for you. >> thank you very much, indeed. >> the rob uber taxi service has exploded, but clashed with governments wherever it operates. germany partly banned uber. we look at this tech savvy way to commute. >> the new york taxi cab icon of the city might be fading. simply calling for abuber car can be summoned via smart phones, many say is more efficient. it's become so popular uber vehicles now outnumber yellow
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cabs in new york city. uber drivers are part of the reason why. he gave up being a limo driver to be an uber driver to meet the increased demand. >> everybody's talking about uber in new york. passengers normally, they say to me they love uber. uber changed the city. >> don't write the obituary for the yellow taxi yet. lines can be long to flag a cab and they're still on average over 400,000 yellow taxi rides per day in new york city, 20 times more than uber rides. that's good news for a yellow cab driver, has been admitted uber is more popular with the tech savvy crowd but said he is not worried about the competition. >> there's a lot of business and enough to go around. >> if uber isn't in your city, chances are it might be very soon. >> uber has become so successful, it's flooded with venture capital money from
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investors, the company is thought to be worth more than $40 billion. that's main that will come in handy for global expansion. >> uber is now available in 270 cities in 55 countries everywhere a purple dot appears. such rapid growth hasn't come without consist refers to, hit with court injunctions for violating taxi licensing rules. in china and india local competitors claim to still have bigger market share. in the city that never sleeps, uber that taken root faster and deeper anyone imagined, perhaps threating the yellow icon of the city. >> stay with us. there is much more world news coming up. there's plenty more on our website at
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