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disease and suffering. >> translator: the water is thick and smelly but we have to drink it. >> dirty water prompts fears of cholera, and concerns other diseases could ved in spread in nepal. criminally charged. >> there will be justice for the family of mr. graying and there will be charges. >> as baltimore and other cities face more protests. seeking shelter. >> translator: there are marines protecting us and local
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police assigned to guard the embassy here. >> burundi seeking safety at the u.s. embassy. bait and switch. >> the mental are exhausted. >> italian fishermen on the hook to help for the influx of migrants, that's making their boats sink financially. good evening, this is al jazeera america, i'm antonio mora. >> and i'm libby casey. we begin tonight for the urgent need of plain water, food and medical supplies in nepal. 6200 people were killed in the quake thousands more missing and may be stranded in rural areas. >> officials in nepal have no
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place to store the bodies so they are quickly rm burning bodies. fears are that drinking water that is filthy will lead to cholera. >> sabrina shresta reports. >> accidents get lined up to get looked at by a team of doctors. this woman and her daughters have been suffering from stomach cramps. >> the water is thick and smelly but we have to drink it. >> reporter: many patients have diarrhea and have been vomiting. some in the queue cease seem to be dazed. besides diarrhea, this two-year-old has skin infection. behind him another two year old
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stairs on. >> he has bad diarrhea. our house is too dangerous to go back to. >> army doctors from bangladesh have come to help out the army. >> one week or more the support will be continued. the long term to prevent the outbreak of epidemic and other diseases long term planning has to be done by their government. >> reporter: the collapse of the existing health care system is what concerns sisters in the field. the army has been coordinate being all the international medical teams that have come to help. >> the hospitals that are there have been totally disrupted. now the foreign medical teams that are here in nepal i think they will start moving out within a week or two. but our plan is that other medical teams which can come here and stay for a longer duration, probably three to six
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months will send areas to where the health care and medical infrastructure has been destroyed. >> many say they are afraid to sleep. they hope to get medication from the doctors who will be here for one more day. butter once the medical team leaves they will be left to fend for themselves once again. even at the best of times health system in nepal has been rather poor. for this village the only health post is half an hour further up and the only thing they have. not everyone has toilets and people defecate openly in the streets. water has been contaminated in areas like this, increasing the risk of epidemics. sabina sresta, al jazeera kathmandu. >> we'll have a live update in an hour. the situation in yemen could be worse. the u.n. secretary-general ban
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ki-moon warn the situation will be in urgent need of fuel so it can distribute basic goods. meanwhile, residents in a poor yemeni neighborhood hit hard by air strikes are struggling to pick up the pieces. victoria gatenby explains. >> this is a residential area in the neighborhood of sanaa a saudi air strike reduced this to rubble. >> translator: we heard the explosion, my aunt and i were rescued from under the rubble. we found body parts of my uncle in another street and this is our neighbor's home. the whole street died, women children and elderly all died. >> reporter: saudi military commanders say the air strikes targeted houthis and those loyal to former president ali abdullah
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saleh. survivors are angry frustrated and concerned it might happen again. >> we don't have weapons or houthis here, they destroyed our home. this is our neighbor's home, seven girls were killed. and this other home, two elderly people were killed. what did they do wrong? this is my house and my uncle's home we spent years building it brick by brick. who is going to reimburse us? we are homeless now. >> this is a poor neighborhood in the demilt tried demilt demiltmilitarized zone. yemenis are increasingly suffered. saudis say the air strikes will continue until the houthis' mill
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tri capabilities are diminished. victoria gatenby, al jazeera. on tri a baghdad provincial council says, the lawmaker appears to suggest that the fleeing families are providing cover for the rebels to carry out the attacks. sunni politicians denounced the accusations as scapegoating. on thursday 21 people were killed and more than 50 people injured in a wave of bombings in baghdad. a meeting is expected to take place in baghdad open discussions could be a step towards formal talks oend the war. pakistani representatives will also be on land for the talks. >> mayday known as international workers day.
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>> demonstrations in seoul south korea. protesters came out against south korea's labor policies and the way the government has handled last year's ferry disaster. many wore yellow to show support for the families of the ferry victims. in malaysia, rally against government policies especially new taxes that can that made price rise. divya gopalan reports. >> expressing their frustration at the goods and services tax implemented last month. >> translator: we came from east malaysia to support this because we oppose the gst. we as a people should not be bettered with this tax. it's too much. >> translator: the most important thing is if the government doesn't hear us. the whole world hear us. we have to express our feelings. even it makes no difference. >> reporter: after the crowd
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swelled it became apparent that other groups were also voicing their various gripes against government. a quick look shows that the protesters are angry about many issues ranging from tax construction and the only way they can debt their feelings known is by taking to the streets in large numbers. the protest area is locally known as modeca square. as protesters settle off smoke bombs and advanced to the security line, police watched waiting to see if protesters would try break into the square. their reluctance to act is a part of the government's stance on protesters. >> it helps to basically give an understanding of what the people want what the majority want so we respond to it. but we don't respond to threats through demonstration. >> reporter: but the crowds proved to be of little threat.
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unable to agree on the direction of the protest groups broke off to hold rallies elsewhere bringing a peaceful end to the mayday rally. divya gopalan, al jazeera, kuala lumpur. >> water canons and tear gas were fired to keep out demonstrators. giving police expanded power to deal with demonstrators. and wages were the focus of play day protests in south africa. charles stratford has the story. >> representatives of members of trade unions across the country are gathering to celebrate labor day. now it's important to recognize that the trade unions in this country have played a pivotal role in the struggle against apartheid and wield a lot of power here. now largest group of trade unions the conference of south african trade unions is making
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some real demands on the government. it's suffering a split in its group but wants wage increases for public sector workers. >> demand he 10%. we believe that the majorities of workers are staying away from their communities and therefore, the dos of living is too high in south africa. >> the government at this stage is saying that if it was to meet the demand for a public sector wage increase being made by kasatu it would cost them $1.7 billion next year and frankly they haven't got that money. at this stage the government is under huge pressure under a wider level over 40% unemployed over 50% living in poverty, a huge disparity of welfare. it's also important to recognize that kasatu is itself suffering there is a question as to whether a split could compromise workers rights in the months ahead. >> in cuba an enormous
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celebration. large crowds marched through havana with president raul castro and venezuelan president nicholas maduro looking on. people are saying they are excited because of the warming relationship with the united states. cuba began celebrating international workers day in 1890 but the day took on new meaning after the 1959 revolution. venezuelan president maduro was busy today. virginia lopez has reaction from caracas. >> government supporters have gathered here from very early on to show their support for nicholas maduro, despite the jubilant mood, the other side of the city is holding a march for
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detractors of maduro, private sector he accuses of artificially inducing chronic food shortages in an effort to destabilize his deposit. this might mean that today we will see more promotions and national, executives on the private sector. a lot of these red-clad supporters gathered here are public officials. they will go on based on shorter working days have been slashed from eight hours to five and a half in an effort to save electricity amidst power outages. the dire state of the country's economy. >> and in northern california union dock workers led a march from the port of oakland to city hall along with labor issues. this year's parade also focused on police brutality. oamed oakland has a long history of issues between the police and the community. >> the death of freddy gray,
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baltimore's top pros curiosity prosecutor, marilyn mosby says april 12th arrest was illegal and unjustified and that his neck was broken because he was handcuffed shackled and placed head first into a police van. >> despite mr. gray seriously deteriorating medical condition no medical assistance was rendered or summonsed for mr. gray at that time by any officer. >> all six officers involved in gray's arrest and transport turned themselves in today. five of them have now been released on bond. al jazeera's john terret joins us live from bloarp about john what's thebaltimore.john what's the mood tonight? >> libby let me pause for a few seconds and let you listen.
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the mood was pretty positive. they were singing just now the crowd behind us at city hall. they're chanting at the moment but good natured chanting. i can tell you libby this has been a rollercoaster of a day every since the state's attorney marilyn mosby made that announcement. there was a big cheer that went up at that point. i witnessed grown men with tears in their eyes, fist-bumping, hugging each other there was an immediate outpouring of mostly positive reaction from the community. i don't think any of them were supposed to turn up at city hall but they've all gone by, all been very good natured lots of chanting not loud but beyond anger of what in injustice happening in the city, there was a parade of cars that went by city hall at about 6:00, it
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seemed to be going on forever katherine pew state senator she's been campaign the congressmen for this area, elijah cummings, up at west north and pennsylvania, the epicenter of the riot an monday night. i spoke to katherine pew tonight and she says she feels today a page in history has turned. >> it will go down in the history books so will marilyn mosby, the people of blower and so will freddy gray. >> and as you can see behind me this rally is continuing but the 10:00 p.m. curfew will be strictly enforced, the police tell me, and right throughout the weekend. libby, their time is running
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out. if they don't want to get in trouble with the state police, they'll have to leave here soon. >> john what do you expect to see this weekend? >> more rallies. the black lawyers for justice organized a huge rally last week and they're organizing another one this weekend which starts at 11:00 a.m. it's expected to be a peaceful affair. we're expecting the focus not to be solely on freddy gray now because of what's happened but to broaden out to the other injustices that exist in this city and elsewhere housing jobs and education and that sort of thing. if it's not peaceful the national guard are here right now to keep things in check. and that's the big difference between this time last week when there was rallying and violence in downtown baltimore. >> that tee shirt behind john that says, "i bleed baltimore."
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thanks so much john. >> up next why hundreds of burundi natives are asking for help. >> and italian fishermen sinking.
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>> hundreds of university students in burundi have turned to the u.s. for protection. >> more than 500 students camped out outside the u.s. embassy in the capital fujumbura. the u.s. officials say the students were seeking a safe refuge from the political instability that has rocked the country. after president pierre decided to seek a third term, whether the constitution only allows two. >> mayday holiday the united
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nations says it's been troubled by the government's use of force against protesters. >> reports of live ammunition during protesters is particularly alarming. detainees have also been beaten particularly on their feet and buttocks and some released have had a trouble walking as a result of those beatings. >> at least six people have been killed in the violence since sunday. >> protesters have vowed to stay in the seats until the president withdraws his candidacy. the election is slated for june 26th. hundreds have been arrested so far as the government tries to stop the protest. al jazeera's malcolm webb has more. >> rights activists say the number arrestby police is over fowrd. at that point they had arrested 250. another press conference yesterday, didn't give any numbers, and at these press
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conferences they don't allow any questions. the remains of a burned out car here but the protesters haven't actually been destroying much property just one car here, over there is a whole garage full of cars but the protesters only burned this one destined for scrap. there is some level of organization and even cooperation with the owners of the garage to make sure they make the roadblock out of property that doesn't have much value to anyone. >> malcolm webb in bujumbura. katherine burns specializes in african politics. she joins us by skype by tonight. 300,000 were killed are you seeing this as an ethnic issue or strictly a political one?
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>> thanks for having me on tonight. this is actually strictly a political issue now. while there are violent entrepreneurs involved in this protest and have been involved in burundian politics for a long time, there is no part of the protesters that happen to be ethnic in nature. there are some within civil society and of course within government and pro-government media who are suggesting that the dimension might be ethnic but in truth this is a political conflict over the third term of the president. >> how powerful is the president? >> he is a very powerful man he is charismatic wonderful to hear speak live. he travels the area, he is well liked by the rural population, by the paisan and credited for bringing about a lot of change to burundi immediately
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following the civil war in 2005. that said, he's made some pretty powerful enemies lately with his presumed third term. >> and this third term is not granted by the agreement that was hashed out years ago. but he says he still has validity to seek it? >> that's right. the arusha accords say a president may only run for two terms but article 26 of the burundian constitution says the president must be elected by the people. he was elected by representatives in 2005 and direct election in 2010. so there is what of a legal argument and other scholars have written about that. it remains to be seen whether this will be tested. the interesting thing he has actually tried to have the term limits removed in march of 2014 by lairmtary parliamentary vote.
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that parliamentary vote failed to pass, which would have paved the way for him to run without these protests. now you're seeing kind of the downstream affect of that. you have the very angry population of that sees him as breaking the law. >> seeking shelter at the u.s. embassy, can they counteron any international help for what they're fighting against right now? >> i think there's actually been a pretty strong show of support by the u.s., the u.c. and u.k. and other partners the u.s. significant secretary for human rights was just in burundi he spoke to protesters and civil society as well as the government. there seems to be verbally a very strong commitment to make sure that the burundins rep the burundians respect the process. if that become necessary we don't know. there was a statement that was drafted by france today and the
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u.n. security council that was blocked by china and russia. >> cara jones one last question from you. where do you see this going? the election's in about two months but the violence in the streets right now. >> i don't see this ending well. the protest -- the elections in 2010 were also marred by violence and i think we'll likely see low intensity violence throughout the election cycle which will begin in five weeks and culminate at the end of the summer. >> teaching political science at mary baldwin college. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> searching for the survivors in nepal. and mayhem from mexico. helicopters forced out of the sky and banks set ablaze. ablaze. a.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm libby casey. >> i'm antonio mora. coming up on this half hour of international news of news. germany is being accused of spying just after it accuses united states of spying on it. first we go to nepal where rescuers are digging through mountains of debris for earthquake survivors. the death toll has passed 6200. the government has ordered rabid cremation of bodies because the deposit can't cope with the high number of of bodies. fez jamil is live in kathmandu. fez, we hear the concerns about disease spreading.
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>> i.t. not too much woors than it was two days ago. we have reports of people sleemg in the open. you mentioned bodies being cremated. they have been offering 24-7 since the earthquake struck. that's because there are no places for the bodies to be stored and there's concern for disease. they have burned 300 bodies that haven't even been claimed by their families. water borne diseases like jaundice and cholera. one week since the quake hit but the basic necessities are still the most needed here.
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>> from the report that we had earlier, it seems like aid is reaching nepal. but in the remote areas how bad away the earthquake in those areas? >> we still don't have a complete picture. this is a very treacherous campaign in the rural parts of the country even after a normal day, let alone an devastating thing like an earthquake. helicopters, there's no place to land because of the rugged train. as we saw in sabina's piece when they do get aid they are finding people who are alive. 67 villagers were found alive after their village was cut off by the earthquake. a week onwards it may be more and more rare to find people alive or at least in desperate need of medical help when they
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reach the isolated places that have been cut off by the earthquake. >> when we see protesters, the government has been criticized pretty heavily in response to the crisis, but has the government begun to get its act together and improved its relief efforts? >> would i say there has been a slow improvement here. in their defense the united nations humanitarian chief herself said this would be tough for any country. but with nepal they have very old infrastructure here. the infrastructure they do have is not in the best condition to say the least. and there's been political turmoil here, still working on their constitution. this has been a tough place even before the earthquake struck. another example 3.6 million people were without access to clean water before saturday's earthquake. it goes to show you the challenges people are up
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against. >> fez jamil, thank you. >> troops are still trying to free captives in the northeast near mitaguri, a thousand miles from the capital of lagos. officials released photos of people who were captured. they hope that more will be captured. >> until that forest, the sambesa forest is comprehensively cleared. >> earlier this week they say they freed 300 women and children. >> turned away by britain hundreds of african migrants seeking shelter have moved into tents in the heart of paris. 500 mostly from sudan air air eritrea.
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two charity groups are preparing a ship to carry out a six month search and rescue operation. doctors without borders and migrant aid station sai a oshep called the phoenix saved over 3,000 last year. over 1800 are believed to have died crossing the mediterranean. >> leave for fish but encountering more, dead bodies and even hijackers. al jazeera's charlie angela angela
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has more. >> others haunted by what they've seen. pietro russo fished the waters for 38 years he's pulled more than a thousand migrants live from the sea and a number more dead. >> you get a lump in your throat because you already know what you're going to see. we want to save everybody but sometimes rough seas make it impossible. you feel sick when you can't save them. >> boats like these are regularly called upon to rescue. emergency meeting the european union promised to send more boats immediately but that was more than a week ago and only one has arrived. this is how many fish, are caught after ten days. it's a meager catch because fish stocks are dwindling. the rescue duties are taking their toll.
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>> translator: emotionally our fishermen are exhausted every time they are involved in an operation rescuing men women and children at sea. economically they're losing money when they're diverted, more than 3,000 euros a day. it's not fair. >> far further than the eu boats patrol but this carry other risks. dominico has been detained by the eritreans. >> it was the libyan government telling us to stop, but we were in have international waters. i spent six months in prison and lost 22 kilos. i said this time i'm not going to surrender even if they kill me. >> home to around 5,000 migrants. the town's bishop believe that
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european union plus have more sympathy for the plight. >> i don't believe italy and europefully understand the issue. they are only dealing with the immediate not the root of the problem. >> these men will soon be returning to the sea. perhaps europe rhymes too heavily on them. charlie angela, al jazeera. >> police in serbia are struggling to cope. officials say the number of migrants trying to reach serbia could double in the next year. from afghanistan pakistan and northern earchg. africa. >> tomorrow an in-depth look at the uncertain futures children face trying to reach the u.s.
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and other countries. that is in a deeper look tomorrow at 8:00 p.m. eastern 5:00 p.m. pacific. >> the largest oil company saudi aralco will now be run by the sprem economic supreme economic council. mohamed val explains. >> saudi arabia's aralco will be directed by a deputy crown prince a 10 member council headed 50 kingdom's deputy crown pris himself according to a statement on aramco's website. >> the objective is to do it properly so there's oversight as to how aramco does it business. we have not done that for a long
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time. >> in many ways each is the product of the other. saudi oil was first discovered in 1938 and seven years later aramco was founded as a joint american-saudi arabian country. kept the saudi arabian country on the top of the exporters has the largest proven resource of 260 billion barrels. in 1980, aramco became fully a saudi company first decade of this century as oil prices continued to rise. saudi authorities reportedly said the move doesn't mea kingdom's current oil policy. apart from its role in stabilizing international prices aramco has been pressured to change prices.
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political tool, in 1973 king faisal threatened to cut oil exports to the u.s. in protest for u.s. support for israel. experts believe the latest support is part of a new foreign objective of the king. >> it's serving the objective of orienting saudi aramco within the wider reach of saudi government as the authority that oversees the member, that oversees that will be led by the deputy crown prince, prince mohamed ben salman. interthe need for the new king to concentrate more power in the hands of those he trusts. mohamed val, al jazeera re riyadh. >> we'll explain why airbus plans to take u.s. and germany
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to court for spying. >> and the billion dollar festival in mill ann. milan. milan.
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>> in lallist jalisco mexico protesters set fire to banks and gas stations, sharp escalation in voyages in the area comes the same day the mexican army launched the latest offensive against the jalisco new generation cartel. officials say they have made 15 arrests. an investigation for former president al bo aribe. two of aribe's intelligence chief and chief of staff have already been convicted of spying between 2007 and 2009. the colombian high court says both sides acted on aribe's
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orders. >> airbus says it's going to court over allegations of united states and germany. >> dominic kane has the story from berlin. >> the suggestion that it's considering legal action, follows on from an article in the german newspaper der spiegel, which suggested that the german security services have been monitoring and eavesdropping, their words upon digital recordings of large institutions in europe. the european community was mentioned as indeed were other large corporations of which airbus is one. the question that the media have been posing is who authorized this eavesdropping if it did occur? and the interior minister has been the subject of some newspaper articles, the german
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newspaper printed an article of a picture with him as pinocchio the child's character with a very long flows and said he lied with impunity. he said there was no suggest of impropriety by himself. he is important because he is considered to be a loyal lieutenant of the chancellor angela merkel, and she would not want any scandal attached to somebody of such importance to her. former last prime minister of east germ are any from the same party of angela merkel which emphasizes the closeness of the two people, and the scandal if that is what it is will be perceived very highly and critically by the government here in germany. >> dominic kane in germany thank you. drew mitnick joinings joins us from
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washington d.c. drew, what is the reason for this strange lawsuit to prove that espionage existed and how would that help? >> yes, the problem with the intelligence oversight very little transparency, the problem with airbus could expose what was truly happening. this is problem. in all these surveillance programs, we see it in the united states, now in germany millions upon millions of pieces of information are collected on the entire population and little is revealed into what is actually happening. >> what are the bizarre aspects of this, there are a number, that the germans would have been spying on behalf of the u.s. or at least providing this big eavesdropping post to the nsa or services to the nsa. i could understand if the spying were aimed at a mutual enemy
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but this is a country that provides a number of jobs in germany and the germans own a good churches of. >> surveillance operations allow them to basically bypass domestic laws that go pass their own people and they can effectively spy on their own population without protection. >> to provide them to u.s. companies what's the point of doing it? >> right, i mean, their goal is to collect everything and so they truly are implementing that through this program. you know so even though they'll justify this action by saying that it's necessary for domestic interests. but it accomplishes what they want to do which is to ensure that their surveillance programs cover nearly all information that they're capable of collecting. >> doesn't this undercut american policy, american
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interest because the u.s. has forcefully announced chinese industrial espionage and how that's costing american companies billions of dollars a year. >> yes it certainly coming across as hypocritical. but the important thing is that millions of people are being affected by these programs and we still have yet to know the true extent. so i think what's important is that we see the human rights protections that are in place europe has a fairly developed human rights system and that is actually utilized to not only expose what is truly happening but to ensure that protections are there so that the companies and the individuals are actually protected against these sweeping surveillance programs. >> another irony about this is the germans had complained about the u.s. spying on german chancellor angela merkel. but this goes beyond airbus, it reportedly involves helping the u.s. spy on other foreign companies and the european
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commission, what do you think the consequences of this will be? >> well, there's certainly a lot of outrage and i think that's why part of the reason that airbus is actually bringing the suit is to are expose and to actually demonstrate what is actually happening and people can make up their minds whether this surveillance which is not only impacting -- which is not only for law enforcement and national security but it's really so that countries can have a sense of what's happening everywhere. whether that's actually the right thing to do and whether the protections that are in place and should be in place are effective. >> so you think the protections need to be stronger? >> well, the protections certainly need to be stronger but we do have -- europe has a european court of human rights and it's fairly developed as i mentioned so i think you know once we -- once we get through process and we realize what's a bit enough of what's happening so we can actually utilize the legal systems that are in place i think there is potential will expose it and actually reign in rein
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in the programs. >> drew mitnick thank you for joining us. an unexpectedly good harvest. >> one result, you may not be getting what you think you're getting when you buy olive oil. >> and saying good-bye to a classic. ♪ stand by me ♪ ♪ oh stand stand by me ♪ premiers sunday, 10:00 eastern. only on al jazeera america. >> part of our month long look at working in america. "hard earned".
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>> a day at school for bill clinton and his daughter chelsea. they visited a lrm elementary school in kenya. we take you to the olive farms of tunisia. >> the country has become the world's second largest producer of olive oil. but as nazanine moshiri reports.
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>> cannot have imagined doing so well. across tunisia olive farms like his have prospered from lots of rain and healthy trees. tunisia produced 400% more olive oil this year than last. this year it was the second largest producer in the world. >> translator: it is extremely important first for us as producers. it shows that our work is valued on the international market. >> reporter: around two-thirds of teups tunisia's olive oirl is oil is exported to the european union. they are not profiting as much as they should from blah they do sell. because many companies buy tunisian olive oil cheaply in
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bulk and mix it with their own supply. >> i believe we should put more commercial marketing effort to sell our own oil and not sell in bulk. we need to bottle our own oil. >> this tree nursery sold five million plants last year. but there are challenges. tunisia doesn't have a big enough variety of species or advanced irrigation technology. olive oil production is vital to tunisia's economy. the industry employs hundreds of thousands of people a year but it is unpredictable. there is always a threat that drought, bacteria orth sects or insects could wipe out an entire plantation. good that's what happened in italy last year when 800,000 trees were contaminated by
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bacteria that is usually found ore areas. in a country where people are struggling to find work and tourism is battered by their lack of security, the centuries old industry offers a ray of home. nazanine mosh moshiri, al jazeera america, tunisia. after an interview with afghanistan's president ashraf ghani improved ties between india and pakistan. ghani's plan, could bring the region together like never before. >> taking shinzo abe to task for his speech in front of the u.s.
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congress. the paper writes that abe must directly acknowledge world war ii history when he marks the 70th anniversary of the war's end. >> under the headline, the guardian view of the future of war. critical questions need to be asked. the paper says i.s.i.l, boko haram, and al shabaab represent a new kind of war. pay attention to underlying causes global warming research shortages and severe inequality. the western military might is in decline. >> and more time to think intelligently rather than with just guns and armies. protest today the beginning of the milan expo, expected to draw 20 million vistaors. clouding the start of the
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billion dollar event. >> the universal exposition is served. from friday, millions of visitors will get a taste of groabl costumes, technology and above all food. milan's expo is the biggest theme park ever constructed. a feast for the eyes and for the pallet. but will it also provide a much needed boost to italy's economy after years of recession? >> translator: i declare officially opened, the universal exposition milan 20 tbean. >> the expo took five years to build and cost millions of dollars. but revenue is hopped hoped to bring in millions more to the economy. a construction scandal delayed construction and on friday some of the 54 pavilions were either
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incomplete or rushing to be finished. in a way this expo symbolizes italy, its food and culture yet marred by corruption and mismanagement, on the verge of missing a deadline only to be delivering it just in time, only in italy it is fashionable to be late. but some say it will only feed big corporations. on thursday, hundreds of people protested against the event in milan while on friday, thousands more turned a peaceful demonstration against expo into a violence violent protest. >> why spending so much money on the expo? to what end anyway? they could use a fund to subsidize every culture. >> food for thought for organizers who maintain the
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event is a showcase for a new sustainable way to feed the planet while flying the flag of italy. claude yo levanga, al jazeera milan. >> even though if you don't know his name you certainly know ben e. king's biggest hit. ♪ stand by me ♪ >> he died at the age of stick. "stand by me snowden was named by one of the socks of the century, king's other hits included spanish harlem, there goes my baby and save the last dance for me. it was a hit when it came out and when the movie came out by the same name. >> urve iseverybody is saying oh of course. that is it for the al jazeera's international hour, i'm libby
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casey. >> aimand i'm antonio mora. fp brp. . >> hello, i'm libby casey in new york. "america tonight" is coming up next but an update on today's top story. charges were filed against six police officers for the death of freddy gray. the state's attorney announced the decision this morning she says the law applies to everybody including police. intermy administration is committed to creating a fair and