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>> hello, i have the sport and no happy ending for many people in the fight of the century with floyd mayweather. >> my best wasn't good enough. >> and both fighters in las vegas and we have reaction from the fill beans -- philippines coming up. ♪ thank you for joining us we begin in yemen where sources told al jazeera that arab special forces entered aiden in the southern port city with abd rabbuh mansur hadi and being denied by saudi arabia. and this says fighters loyal to president hadi say they regained control of the anmar district of aiden and a popular resistant forces say they have taken control of several houthi positions and meanwhile the humanitarian situation is
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worsening with medical, fuel and power supplies running low and the spokesman for the saudi-led coalition and told al jazeera that no foreign troops entered yemen but that option is not off the table. >> translator: i assure you if troops were brought into aiden from the sea we would have confirmed it through the daily briefing as was the practice during the operation of storm, all options are open the coalition will not spare any effort backing the resistance and a chief positive outcomes on the ground. i reiterate today no troop landings were made into yemen. >> reporter: al jazeera correspondent is on the ground in aiden and sent us this report. >> reporter: we are now close to international airport where fighting is raging between the popular resistance and houthi malitia. we can see plumes of smoke and
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seems to be the result of an air strike by the coalition forces. and there are popular resistance fighters who are shelling the facility every now and then as the houthis are stationed inside. it is a decisive battle and will have significant outcome. plumes of smoke as a result of shelling the positions of the houthi malitia and forces loyal to saleh inside the airport. it is a crucial battle and the victory side will shape the future of fighting in the coming days. let's go straight live now to aiden now and speak to a civil engineering student she lives in aiden and joins us live now on the line. first of all are you hearing anything about the potential
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presence of saudi troops in aiden? >> well we have a warning about the presence of saudi arabia is there but militants are clear they are not under ground now and they are saying there are yemen soldiers who have been trained in saudi arabia and they have been defender in the battle and militia with the houthis. >> the line is tricky and let me make sure i understand you correctly, you are saying the rumors in local media websites are these are yemen soldiers who were trained in saudi, that is what you are hearing, can i check that is what you think? i'm taking care of the sort of sound issues so that is what you are hearing? >> yeah. >> okay let's focus obviously on the many difficulties that you are facing in aiden. just tell us about the impact it has had on your life and how you had to adapt to the resent
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violence. >> well it has been 40 days and since the beginning of war so at kuwait two times, now i have been living out of my house for a month. we have stopped college. and to go to college, the only time that we go out is early in the morning and after the evening no one is able to go out and therefore this is under the control of houthis faith. fortunately i am living where i am under that control and militants unfortunately there is a huge lack and in march and april so they are using their
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savings to go out. >> i'm so sorry we are having difficulties hearing you. i think we got the gist of what you were saying about the difficulties of course being faced by you and the many other residents of aiden and resident of aiden, thank you so much for your time. well we have a consultant fellow at the royal united services institute for the french and security studies and is live in the studio and thank you for being with us and we were hearing from a residents of aiden and the rumor she is hearing is media websites in the city are saying these are yemen soldiers that are trained and can we have a look at the footage we have been getting? i think we can play it now. okay, so we are seeing it now. now, just judging i guess, the uniforms they are wearing by what they are carrying, what do you think of the message?
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>> that looks like yemen and if you look at the clothing, it's not special forces clothing they could well be under cover of course but if you look at the physical appearances both facial and bodily appearances, they do look like yemen as opposed to saudis or egyptian special forces. they certainly look like locals. >> what they are carrying as well because one just walked up and seem to be antitank weapons. >> a rocket launcher which would be an an antitank or antipersonal launch and rifles and so on are standard issue rifles they are not the sort of rifles that you would expect to have in special forces. >> okay so in light of that what do you make of everything we have been hearing? obviously we have heard denials from the saudi military there, the leaders of the coalition, but i guess they also didn't rule out some kind of ground
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invasion could happen at any time. >> absolutely and if they are yemen who have been sent in because they worked in saudi arabia or in the emerite they can deny they are forces. these are irregular troops that have been trained presumably to act as forward observers and act as communications. >> saudi words no foreign troops have been sent in today. >> exactly so then if the yemen are not foreign and if the regular forces they are not troops so he is -- the statement could be accurate from that point of view. so the question arises why they are there. it's possible that they could be there to secure a possible air or navel landel by larger forces should they be required and it seems as though the saudi mission will not be accomplished without the use of land forces and so them being there would
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facilitate a landing by air or by sea. >> and i mean we are slightly moving to the area of speculation but do you think that kind of landing is implement or do you think it's necessary for the saudis and coalition to achieve its goals? >> it appears necessary for them to achieve their goals because there is no sign of them achieving their goals without additional land power. how limited it is, we can only judge by the presence of these people if they are there to provide some sort of communication, some sort of security then it does seem like it's imminent. >> from the royal united services institute, sir, thank you so much for sharing your views with us. now in other news the number of people rescued from the mediterranean in the 24 hours is the highest ever according to the international organization for migration, more than 4,000 people have been plucked from the sea this weekend alone.
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and at least ten people are known to have died off the coast of libya while trying to make the dangerous journey. well let's go to stephanie decker in the sicily port and stephanie it makes news around the world when a boat capsizes and the sheer number of people that keep on arriving it is as sounding. >> absolutely and this is what we have seen unfold today. we had that huge number made official this morning 3700 almost picked up on saturday. today we are following it with the italian coast guard. very difficult to keep up to date with the numbers because there are so many different vessels, part of this operation, we calculated around 8-900 rescues so far today and just to give you an example various
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boats rescuing various different dinghys and one was an inflatable dinghy that lost its air spotted by a helicopter that had a ship come to it. we had one ngo ship that is working together with doctors without borders and they were on their way to a ship that had a small vessel with 100 people and got a call from the italian coast guard to move to another boat holding almost 400 and this is unfolding during the day and literally picking up people boat by boat incredibly difficult and of course as you say these numbers and the national organization and migration saying the biggest number rescued in the space of 24 hours and the voyage is an incredibly difficult and dangerous one. we have seen some pictures coming out and some pictures extraordinary and just to show you what these people are risking by making this crossing. it's pitch black, imagine what it feels like crammed into a wooden boat with no engine floating helplessly on the
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mediterranean sea, the arrival of police that patrol the waters is a huge relief. this boat has women and children on board. the rescuers try to maintain calm if the boat is unbalanced they can all fall in the water and they are thrown life jackets and most cross with nothing with hope. this is one of 17 rescue operations carried out on saturday alone. this is another one, 397 people including young children crammed on to another engineless boat at the mercy of the sea. one of the aid agencies operating here says that the majority of the arrivals this year have been sub sahara and africa mainly arriving from libya and often the medical condition is not great enduring difficult conditions waiting to be smuggled across the water. >> stephanie decker and so 4,000 people or thereabouts picked up this weekend and they are no longer in immediate risk of their lives but what is going to happen next to them?
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>> that's right, well it's up to the italian minister of interior to decide where they go and we are expecting around 900 migrants to arrive here around 3:00 in the morning. these are part of those who are rescued on saturday. so it's taken that long to decide where they can be taken because of course there is already a real strain here. we are in sicily and the island of lampadusa to the south and hearing migrants there have been moved to here to make space for more and more arrival and now when they do arrive here the first thing doctors without borders will be here to give them an initial medical check, those that need more care will be taken to hospital and it's up to the ministry of interior to take them to centers where they are held and some of them will make their own ways for smuggling networks off to northern europe and many do not want to stay here but it's an incredibly difficult situation and the journey takes money and many of the people talking about numbers but have individual
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tragic story and minors arriving here without their parents so it's extremely difficult situation to control and we had a warning earlier on this month from the head of the eu border in charge of operations and he warned and talking huge number 500,000 to 1 million migrants could be waiting to make the crossing so because this weather now is perfect, the summer is just about to start, it's a real concern. how many more will be arriving on the shore. >> staggering numbers there stephanie, stephanie decker live for us and thank you. let's go to the other side of the mediterranean and spoke to misrata in libya and with the coast guard on the libyan coast and i don't know if you heard what stephanie decker said they could be expecting between half a million and a million people to make what is a very dangerous journey and what very often starts from libya. just tell us a little bit about what you found when you were sailing with the rescue boat off the libyan coast.
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>> the figures are quite realistic of what we have been hearing here from libyan officials and estimate about a million migrants are on the libyan territory at the moment trying to reach the coast, already along the coast. now we went out with the coast guards earlier today. they had got information that five inflatable boats or zodiacs sailed off a bit west down to the coast of tripoli and they went out and they rescued about 470 people among them pregnant women, children and a lot of young men. now, there was a huge disappointment among these people even though every one admitted the trip was extremely dangerous they also all wanted to reach italy. they said they were not only escaping the situation they had back home but they were escaping the current situation here in
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libya, you know, the political divisions are creating a bit of lawlessness, lack of security so for them really reaching europe is about feeling safe. a lot of disappointment i have seen. libyans are overwhelmed by what is going on and listening to stephanie talking about the mechanics put in place by italians and europeans and the libyans are putting a similar mechanism in place here but with little means. and those little means are reduced for example for this part of libya, central libya to two maybe vessels and one tug boat which they have basically taken and adapted for their own needs. there is nothing much else going on. these 470 people nobody knows where they are going to go and spend the night. the tension center and holding center in misrata is full capacity. we have seen some that have been taken by bus. they will probably have to travel all the way to tripoli to find somewhere to sleep so the libyans are also saying we need
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help, we need funding, we need assistance because we under our current situation cannot handle this and we are just at the beginning really of the migration season across the sea. >> relations from misrata in libya and thank you. still more to come in the news hour including we will tell you about the 101-year-old man pulled alive from the rubble seven days after the earthquake in nepal. plus plus. >> i'm in kathmandu and meeting the largest known group of children who have made it from the earthquake zone to the capitol. also coming up why the televised trial of 49 men over the lynching of an afghan woman is a test of the country's justice system. and in sport avoid a rare defeat on the athletic track. ♪
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but first syrian acvisits are accusing government forces of carrying out attack using chlorine filled barrel bombs and women and children in the village in idlib providence treated for breathing problems and follows two other alleged chemical attacks this the area just this week. the use of chlorine and weapons is ban internationally. in government forces are reported to have bombed a kindergarten in the northern city of aleppo and at least 12 were killed including 10 children. and the u.n. says the syrian government must stop bombing and shelling the refugee camp for palestinians on the outskirts of damascus and last bombed on friday night and thousands were forced to leave the camp after armed groups entered a month ago and we have the story. >> u.n. wants this to stop. the syrian government has been bombarding the camp as part of an ongoing military operation. the camp is home to thousand of
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serious palestinians since 2012 they have been under siege by government forces but over resent weeks they are being attacked. >> translator: i am a resident of here. we were sitting in our homes with our children when missiles, rockets, barrel bombs landed around us. look around you. they hit civilians and children, we are paying the price. there are no armed fighters here. where is the u.n.? >> reporter: the camp turned into an urban battleground when fighters belonging to islamic state of iraq and levante entered a few weeks ago and most withdrawn after fierce fighting with other rebel groups but despite in the sierran army hasn't stopped its military operation. the u.n. is worried about the safety of the civilians inside. the secretary-general and in a statement issued by his spokesperson said that thousands of civilians in the camp are besieged by terrorists and armed
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groups on the inside and the government forces on the outside. he called on the syrian government to immediately end any military operation that could endanger the lives offensiveof civilians and urged all parties to stop the violence so as to grant secure and sustained humanitarian access to civilians inside the camp. the people of here had to rely on handouts over the past years to survive. many have died from malnutrition but since the flare-up and fighting the u.n. says the situation and hardship have worsened. the u.n. security council has demanded all parties allow humanitarian aid to reach without obstruction and the palestinian original saiks e-organization plo is sending people and want to find a military solution for relief of serious palestinians and the damascus government wanted armed
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groups to conduct operations with its forces to expel opposition groups from yarmuk and plo doesn't want to be drawn in the conflict but regardless of the stance the government is unlikely to stop its offense and this is at the government seat of power, paul with al jazeera. i.s.i.l. fighters have claimed responsibility for twin bombs which killed at least 13 people in the iraqi capitol. the bombs went off minutes apart in a popular commercial area. some iraqi officials say i.s.i.l. fighters are hiding among sunni refugees fleeing to baghdad from other parts of iraq and we report from the capitol. >> reporter: it's been a bloody few nights. the neighborhood was rocked by two bombs in quick succession late sunday. the latest attack according to some lawmakers was committed by the islamic state of iraq and levante fighters coming in baghdad disguised as displaced
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and bar province residence and i.s.i.l. claimed responsibility for bombings saying nothing about the fighters in disguise and those fleeing i.s.i.l. violence are in camps like these across baghdad and afraid of revenge attacks and fair height after this weekend's bombings. >> translator: this is nonsense and we fled i.s.i.l. in and bar and came with clothes on our back and sunnis and we are iraqi, why do they blame us look at the way we leave. >> reporter: sunni tribal leaders refuted allegations but displaced are behind attacks and he is a sunni community leader and in charge of the camp. >> translator: this is a move by politicians to inflame sectarian hatred and the camp is mainly women, children and babies and there is no i.s.i.l. here. >> reporter: baghdad used to be a mixed city almost evenly split between shia and sunni residents but demographics changed after 2006 as sunnis left but
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sectarian went in war between 2006-2008 and it's still being felt today. since then sierra communities generally stick to the neighborhoods and sunni to their own neighborhoods but this new blame game has many people worried there will be a return to that sectarian blood letting and this city will yet see more violence. i'm with al jazeera, baghdad. the egyptian army says it killed 29 fighters and 11 days of raids in northern sinai and 133 suspects arrested in the latest phase of a year-long security crack down on fighters in the province. they have been in attacking security forces since president mohamed morsi was over thrown in 2013. and nepal where large parts of the country have yet to receive outside help as aid workers struggle with landslides and avalanche in the area and 7250
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people died with more than 14200 people injured and however earlier on sunday rescuers pulled from the rubble three survivors in a mountain region around 60 kilometers west of kathmandu eight days after the earthquake and nepal's international airport has been stopping with large jets because of backup of jets and fee fears that supply also not be able to get in. a story coming out of nepal as well as those other three survivors and they were pulled eight days after and one was 101 years old. the man who was pulled alive from the rubble of his home in the northwest of kathmandu and they identified the survivor rescued on saturday a week after the earthquake struck and suffered minor injuries to his ankle and hand and recovering in hospital surrounded by his family. he is said to be in a stable condition. amazing story. children are often the most
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vulnerable victims in any disaster and the earthquake in nepal left behind a new generation of orphans. so one woman was trying to make a difference in the lives of some of the earthquake's youngest survivors. ♪ thanking god for survival these young girls live here a district several kilometers outside the capitol and the school was destroyed in the quake. and how frightenled were you? >> translator: when the quake happened we were all studying and it was very frightening, the teacher let us out and we had to stand in the rain. >> reporter: now they are safe in kathmandu but cannot go home because the roads are destroyed and their parents are missing. they are being looked over in the capitol by this woman. and she set up a shelter for girls over 20 years ago as refuge for human trafficking and now she is taking in survivors of the quake and asked the
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government to bring girls that need a safe place to stay to her. >> gave them instructions that night and a senior child of my shelter she is sleeping with them and the other senior was sleeping so i said at night if there are any big attacks or tremors you have to go out and i show them how to go out and made a little drill for them. >> reporter: the group of 12 survivors have become close and spend most of their time together, the shelter has introduced lessons to give the girls some structure and it's not all math and science. ♪ they are also tackling the arts. ♪ but it's difficult for them. they have remained quiet since they arrived and don't have the heart to join in. ♪ these girls have been fortunate to find sanctuary among the ruins and bound to be many more with a similar situation across
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nepal with no where to go. robin with al jazeera, kathmandu. still to come on the news hour we look at increasing danger for journalists as world press freedom day is marked around the globe. and unlikely battleground how this struggling english town is playing a role in britain's election battle. and robin is going to have all the sport including how chelsea's top player led them to a first premier league title in five years. ♪
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the bigger picture. >> shouldn't you have been tougher? >> get the international news you need to know. al jazeera america. ♪ and reminder of the stop top stories on al jazeera and told al jazeera that arab special forces entered the yemen city of aiden and supporting the forces of the exile president and that is denied by saudi arabia. a record number of people have been rescued from the mediterranean in the past 24 hours and that is according to the international organization for migration. and syrian activists say government forces have carried out another attack using chlorine filled barrel bombs in
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idlib province. the u.n. is awarding a press freedom prize to a syrian journalist jailed by his government for more than three years, as world press freedom day is marked around the globe they are warning that media freedom is threatened on all five continents and 44 journalists this year died doing their jobs and more than 150 are currently behind bars kim reports. >> reporter: straight at me. we are under attack. at times targeted other times caught in the cross fire. >> get back get down. >> reporter: now more than ever journalism is a dangerous profession. [gunfire] this prison is a huge strategic importance. 2014 saw a surge in the number of armed conflicts across the globe and as journalists set out
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to tell the stories they often put themselves on the line. >> our colleagues who are from all over the world wherever they are in the media institutions and some in prison and arrested and ones who are injured and with the families who lost their loved ones. >> reporter: syria has been the most dangerous country for reporters, at least 50 journalists and media workers have been killed there in the past two years and neighboring iraq 18 journalists were killed in the same period. in pakistan the media face violent attacks on a regular basis and libya, ukraine egypt and somalia are among the most dangerous places to be a journalist. media freedom is also under threat reporters without borders say the governments are finding new ways to sensor and repress the media, in egypt three al jazeera journalists experienced that firsthand.
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>> we are seeing a lot of current legislation and limiting security and seeing extreme and radical groups like i.s.i.l. who are taking the heads off journalists and so what we are seeing is the kind of mutual space that journalists have traditionally been able to operate in seems to have vanished. >> reporter: on sunday al jazeera network channels across the globe held vigils to mark the day and remember those journalists who risked their freedom and their lives. kim with al jazeera. mobile phone video of a crowd lynching a woman has been shown in court in afghanistan on the second day of the trial of 49 men accused of her killing. some are police officers accused of standing by while the 27-year-old was beaten after she was falsely accused of burying a copy of the ka -- quaran.
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49 men on trial and policemen failing to stop the murder and 27 27-year-old was beaten and her body burned on a cobble street in the middle of the afternoon and hundreds watched and many recording it on cell phones. some of that video was used in court to identify the defendants. when charges against them were readout many admitted to being there but said they did not participate in the beating. this trial isn't just about the murder of her it's a test of afghanistan's justice system because the family lawyer plans to prosecute those who failed to help her. 354 makes it illegal to fail to help police or a victim of mob violence. it has never been enforced but for the family lawyer hopes successful convictions in this trial will mean the law will be enforced in the future. >> if they kicked her once and
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threw a stone they should be prosecuted for murder but also if you are standing by filming and not doing anything then you have a legal obligation to also step in and to protect her. >> reporter: senior police officers testified about the break down in communications and their failure to send more policemen to stop the murder crowd and junior officers held in custody told the court they called for help and none came. >> our expectation is that everybody regardless of their position within the government should be equal before the law. we see law level people are punished but people with high level support are just you know, free to speak whatever they want to say. >> i think it's political and like exhibition. they don't do the judicial real court. >> reporter: the men on trial agree with them the court adjourned for the day and some shouts to the departing crowd they tried to do their jobs but
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didn't have support of the commanders, the case continues, jennifer glasse, al jazeera, kabul. mayor of baltimore has lifted the curfew that has been in place since tuesday. with troops deployed overnight protests have been largely peaceful since monday's riots over the death of freddie gray and he died from spinal injuries sustained while in police custody last month. the six police officers involved in gray's arrest are facing charges ranging from manslaughter to second degree murder. let's go live to baltimore and speak to al jazeera's john hendron and it's good news the cure fewer has been lifted at least presumably means the situation has stabilized somewhat in baltimore. >> it does mean that and people here received it pretty positively. we got the news from the mayor this morning that that curfew had been lifted and things have returned to something like normalcy under the circumstances and of course the circumstances are not that close to normal.
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the governor of maryland larry hogan says the city has seen 100 million dollars in damages, 200 businesses were lost entirely. so the new normal is not really normal at all. and of course this is in a city where there are buildings that have not been reconstructed since the riots of 1968 so some of that damage could be very long-term damage however, people here are very happy and i know businesses are happy, weddings were cancelled, corporate events postponed and businesses lost a lot of money in the evening because the curfew began at 10:00 and people on the streets are happy to walk around a little more freely and not to worry about coming into a nasty confrontation with police. >> and, john, i guess perhaps un unsurprisingly media focus has been on the examples we saw of violence but seen lots of peaceful rallies in baltimore and a large one on saturday and i believe there is nothing one coming up, in the next half hour is that right?
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>> that is right, in the past 48 hours the mood here has really transformed and that happened after the charges were levied against the six officers responsible. i think people here with somewhat surprised the most serious charge was a second degree murder charge and after that there was an air of celebration here and in the park behind me which is across from city hall several thousand people filling the square and sometimes dancing, there were sometimes angry speeches but really people were pleased that there had been charges levied a lot of people were happy there would be some kind of accountability, it's rare for homicide charges to be brought against a police officer, rarer still for those charges to end in a conviction but people here were happy that the prosecutor went ahead with the charges. we will see what happens here in this city as that goes on but we have another rally going on today. this is a religious rally and again we expect the mood to be largely celebratory. >> john with the latest in
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baltimore, john thank you. ♪ well, it's five days until the united kingdom votes in one of the country's tightest election in year right wing immigration party gaining ground in resent years and argues that british membership to the eu immigration and an out of touch political elite are responsible for the uk's problems and from the eastern towns lawrence lee reports. >> reporter: grims -- gnassinbe and filling london with gloom, in the spring it looks like a film set after a zombie invasion and this used to be buzzing with trade. >> like you see all the buildings that are empty now and it's a waist of all the buildings now and it's like a ghost town.
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>> reporter: what we have is limits on the amount of fish they can catch imposed by the eu and so the anti-eu, uk independence party or ukip now regards this place as a prime target. >> they are talking about regeneration there might be an old crumb but nothing you can talk about to improve employment prospects in great gnassinbe. >> reporter: that is a powerful message here and this used to be gnassinbe's main shopping street and row upon row of shops speaks of a town on its knees and westminster government suffered no replacement for the fish industry and gnassinbe doesn't have electric rail way to connect witness the rest of the country. it's not hard for them to blame the eu for what happened to gnassinbe but tell fury and real angry it represents particularly in england is much deeper than
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that it's that there are literally dozens of towns that are just like this they are not just in a difficult count different country and inhabited by the elite in london it's like a different planet. other sea side towns where the future will be decided and they are contesting this place, if he loses his party will fall apart. for the golf club they are taking soundings from local businesses who by and large want to stay in the eu and the conservatives who had accepted the logic said immigration causes unemployment now suggests ukip got it all wrong. >> unemployment has gone down. >> absolutely right and it's different. >> you were wrong? >> i think ukip is wrong and it's a different in mindset and it seems to be british cake is that size and can be no bigger. i see the difference is britain's cake can be that much bigger as we just discussed
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there. we have absorbed a lot more people in and have very low rates of unemployment. >> reporter: one of the arguments to resurrect places like this abandon by the london elite and labor camp here says that is a load of hypocrisy. >> they are running locally and all of the counselors are former counselors and some of the people have huge problems over the recent years and he has been the mvp for 16 years and has not got any notable achievement for the area. >> reporter: so some facts, in london where the most immigrants the economy is booming and u kip cannot make it rows and the argument is prospering in towns abandon by successive governments where there is hardly a foreign face to be seen and westminster party looked after england more perhaps they would not have u kip to worry about now. lawrence lee, al jazeera, eastern england. it's five years since presidential elections in
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belaruse sparked unrest and the eu complained loudly when a wave of detentions and restrictions followed the vote and recently we have seen peace talks between the west and the human rights have quieted down and on monday the u.n. will discuss the country's rights record for minsk, here is rory. >> reporter: if they come at all the letters from her husband arrive ten days or more after they were sent she is sure someone else has already read them. nicholas stood against the president in the 2010 elections. now he is in a penal colony arrested after demonstrations protesting what interfacial monitors said was a deeply flawed vote. >> translator: i don't have optimistic expectations. but every minute i hope for a miracle and liberalization that is for sure, the legal changes of the last five years make it
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impossible to hold lawful demonstrations or any manifestation of democratic thought and he will never allow the events of 2010 ever again. >> reporter: the human right situation here is repeatedly criticized by groups like amnesty and human rights watch. the eu and the united states have tried changing his ways with a variety of sanctions. but the abuses activists say continue. >> first of all this is a death penalty because they still use the death penalty tactic second this is a political prisoners prison and the persons are in prison and also other type of repressions like detentions and limitations of most political and civil rights like freedom of expression. >> reporter: this independent book publisher has recently felt the heat. it was hit with a fine of $60,000 in january, about a year's turnover. the court said it didn't have a license. the book shop's owner say their
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applications were repeatedly turned down. >> translator: i think it's the circle of authors we work with we work with writer whose are not members of the official union of writers who is loyal to the government and expressed opposition to what is happening in the country secondly we are an open space where people can meet freely and which for the authorities is a dangerous, suspicious activity. >> reporter: to save themselves from closer they launched a crowd funding campaign and it didn't take them long to reach their target. now to get an idea of the level of support that the campaign to save this book shop has received look out, each one of these stars is a thank you to someone that has given them money and it has come from all over the world. but this is a small victory in a contest which as she can at test the state has the upper hand rory with al jazeera, minsk. in southern poland a man
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died hit by a rubber mallet at a home match and stormed as the club trailed 4-1. the man was hit by a rubber bullet when police fired them another 14 people were hurt. ahead in the news hour staying with sport we will have reaction from the philippine as the country ab country absorbs the defeat and ancient technology providing for the future, the traditional system that is improving the support lie of water to peru's city. ♪
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♪ time for the sports news now and here is robin. >> thank you very much and good to have you along and chelsea celebrating the first premier title in five years and beetle crystal balance 1-0 and the only one scoring a rebound of penalty effort no less and earning the second trophy of the season and chelsea the reigning champions as well. >> we go back to a place where you had success before, you risk a little bit, you risk a little bit your procedure in history and i risk it but i say we won again and now i can say that i want the title for chelsea with different generations separated by almost a decade. >> they kept the ball and frustrated us and did not go
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forward and made it difficult for us to break it down, that is what champions do and do not let you back in when you get the lead and that's why they continue to do the job and each scenario they are going to come to two defeats this year and says it all. >> so confirmation chelsea cannot be caught in the table, manchester city managed to maintain their hold on second place with 1-0 victory earlier and two games in hand the third and united closing out the champion league places and have liverpool snapping at their heels. floyd mayweather kept his undefeated professional boxing record perfectly intact with a win against pacquiao and after the fight of the century it's back to training for mayweather who say he will be fighting for the last time possibly in september and andy reports now from las vegas. >> reporter: pound for pound mayweather and pacquiao are considered the greatest fighters of their generation but at the end of 12 hard fought rounds it
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was floyd mayweather who came on top and had an early assault by pacquiao but with each passing round the bigger fighter dominated the ring and mayweather landed more punches more skill fly and to some frustrating and defensive and cemented his place as one of boxing grates. >> all those that wrote bad stories about me i'm going to wake up early in the morning and i want to see your stories tomorrow. >> reporter: this is one of the sports most hyped fights and pacquiao admitted he didn't have what it took to beat his rival. >> i did my best. but my best wasn't good enough. >> reporter: hundreds of thousands of fans went to las vegas, many just for the atmosphere while others paid huge prices for tickets. it was billed as the fight of the century and if it was or not will be decided by the history books but for fans who came here from all over the world the ultimate question is was it worth the wait? >> it was worth the wait because
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everybody finally got to see mayweather at his best and see mayweather do what he does is box. >> i wouldn't have paid a dollar and i got the money to go. >> mayweather did what he was supposed to do handling. >> it was worth the wait because i wanted to see what was going to go on and it was a hell of a fight, i loved it. >> my man lost but i loved it. >> reporter: this was the most profitable bound in boxing history with each fighter taking home millions of dollars and for the u.s. entertainment capitol it may have been a billion dollar weekend that helped to revitalize the city and the sport. ♪ andy gallagher al jazeera las vegas, nevada. >> pacquiao says a shoulder injury hampered him before and after the fight and may have done enough to get the decision and philippine sports writer is saying he thought mayweather was a deserving winner. >> it's a sad nation the national pride has been pricked
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and yes the judges did pretty much get it right. it's a sad fact but we really have to admit that floyd mayweather did win this match. i know that he does not want to enhis career on a sour note and he will look out to fight at least one more time but my best advice for him is to take a few days off and just think about this because as we said earlier this was a legacy fight he has taken losses in the last bouts and tarnished his reputation as one of the greatest of all time but i think he will be fighting at least one more time. from the boxing ring to the motor circuit in spain and claimed his first motor gp victory of the season and dominated the circuit all weekend long after setting a record in qualifying and remained in total control and beating the spanish person by five seconds and third to be the first plan to climb 200 podium
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finishings and retains the champion's lead. >> enjoy this stuff and it's difficult and at the beginning it's impressive pace. i was feeling good out there otherwise and normally i struggle on sundays. >> reporter: a first play court title delayed until monday after rain and stopped the munick open and play two singles and a doubles on saturday and after friday was washed out in the final against phillip was abandon on sunday and leading 3-2 in the first 6. and meanwhile has won the istanbul with straight sets victory of the world number two with 6-3-7-6 winner and the third title of the season. >> tie breaker was crazy. i don't know. i felt so unlucky and so lucky
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and then unlucky and lucky again so i think the match deserved a third set but of course you know i'm happy to do the interview now and still playing. >> reporter: suffered a rare defeat on the athletic track at the world relay championships and jamaica were beaten and jamaica are the world champions and this is the first time they lost a world final since back in 2007. wickets and lots of them have been tumbling at regular intervals and the third test between west indies 18 wickets fell on day two and the third day's play the visitors were pulled out 123 in the second inning and currently 70-3 and still 122 runs away from victory. that is where we will leave the sport for now and thanks for watching. robin thank you. let's go to peru where centuries
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of technology is bringing water to one of the world's largest desert cities and 9 1/2 million residents are tapping ancient canals to improve water supply and we visited the fine any village which is making it all possible. >> reporter: ancient people from peru in the region have stormwater and go back to the 7th century and now peasant are restoring and keeping it and it's their main source of water. >> translator: cleaning away from rocks so the water runs and doesn't overflow. >> reporter: at 4,000 meters above sea level ancient people from the tiny village here let the water through the canals straight into rocky areas where filtration is high, the ground is a sponge the technique is known here. one of the reasons why these canals are so efficient is the
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bottom is coral and allows the water to filter in the ground and the same water will re resurface weeks or months later in springs down the mountains. the springs fill centuries old reservoirs during the rainy seasons and nongovernmental agencies helped farmers restore one of nearly ten canals in the area the recovery cost nearly $20,000. >> translator: investment is peanuts compared to the great investments for a large reservoir needed in the basins of the mountain. it's a win-win situation. >> reporter: filtration also helps the water to end up here in the river one of only three rivers that provide water to the capitol. and this is the largest city in the desert experts say water is guaranteed until 2025 but if these canals are replicated through here and lima and the whole coast could benefit. >> translator: if we compare
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the capacity to store water in a dam versus the hylandigh land it would be much better than reservoirs. >> reporter: this is in the and dids like these projects and people here and like 85-year-old are already seeing the effects. >> translator: it has helped and we have water filtering and running down ravines and five years ago i used to carry water to water the fields. >> reporter: he now grows radishes, artichokes and alphalfa and if it works they will guaranty the right for millions of people to live with returning water. i'm with al jazeera, peru. that's it for me barb and lauren taylor will be here in a
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moment with more of the day's news. good-bye. ♪
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