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lights powered by solar energy. thanks for watching. i'm stephanie sy. the news continues next live from doha. ♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. welcome to the news hour. i'm sami zeidan in doha. coming up the suicide bombing at a mosque in saudi arabia during friday prayers killed 19 people. they fled violence in bah rur dee, and now they risk cholera. and myanmar rescued 200 people from the sea.
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it's game on in pakistan's first big cricket match in six years. later in the program for an update. ♪ a suicide bomber has hit a shia mosque in eastern saudi arabia during friday prayers. the blast happened in a mosque in a province which is home to the shia minority. joining us live from riyadh is hashem ahelbarra. so we have heard of attacks before, but it's not extremely common that you have a suicide bombing at a mosque. who is behind it? >> reporter: so for no claim of responsibility. it happened in the eastern part of the country, which is home to
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shia minority during the friday prayers. eyewitnesss say that they were prayering when suddenly they heard a huge explosion. it was obviously a suicide bomber who managed to get into the mosque and detonated his explosives killing 20 worshippers and dozens of people injured, being treated now at the hospital. however, this is an area where there has been attacks in the past. a few months ago armed men targeted worshippers and then targeted security forces and foreigners. the government has said in the past that there are radical groups after fill rated with al-qaeda to target the shia to stoke the tension in the kingdom. the highest religious authority in saudi arabia issued a statement describing the suicide bombing as a heinous crime that
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aims at destabilizing the unity of saudi arabia. they are referring to the sectarian tension, and the sunni shia divide. and they are very murp concerned saying that these perpetrators have a foreign agenda basically to undermine saudi arabia. >> all right. hashem ahelbarra, thank for that. security forces in yemen say a bomb has exploded at a mosque in the capitol of sa sa that. isil is claiming responsibility for the attack. and five gunmen of forces loyal to president saliva been killed. an iranian cargo ship loaded with aid, bound for yemen has arrived in port. once the ship which was carrying food and medical supplies is
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fully docked it will unload its entire cargo. the aid will then be taken to a port under houthi control. meanwhile fleeing the war at home thousands of yemenese have fled ending up in camps. our correspondent is there. >> reporter: as the war in yemen continues so does the unflex of refugees fleeing the fighting there, coming here. in the north of the country, there's roughly around 1,000 refugees. the u.n. have has been scrambling to provide them with shelter and basic services. in this unbearable heat it is difficult for them to provide things in the way of sanitation and other things and they expect that things are only going to get worse. beginning of june there is an
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annual sand storm which could make the situation even more difficult. the u.n. is trying to provide water, sanitation and other things with that regard. but it is an uphill struggle because the number of refugees is only increasing and in terms of the international community mobilization to provide aid and other things it is not as forth with as they would have liked. harrowing stories of the constant bombardment, but it's important to bare in mind that yemen itself was already in a dire situation prior to this war. food and fuel was already in short supply. the u.s.-lead coalition against isil says it is probably responsible for killing civilians in syria. a statement issued by the u.s. central command said a strike six months ago likely lead to the deaths of two children.
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at least four hezbollah fighters have been killed on the syria lebanon border. hezbollah fighters have been bolstering bashar al-assad forces in syria fighting rebels in the mountainous reason sin the beginning of may and have lost more than 30 fighters. tanzania is in midst of a crisis because of refugees. at least 33 people have died of cholera, as kim vinnell explains. >> reporter: they fled their homes in search of safety but their journey has only just begun. on a 100-year old fishing boat burundi refugees are moved south from the border. a stied um turned transit center
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is their next stop. >> translator: it was two days traveling and we had to walk long distances. police could stop us on the way, and when we crossed the border to tanzania the place made it difficult. >> reporter: many arrive in the transit camp with acute diarrhea others are cholera, the sickest are brought to makeshift treatment centers and pumped with saline. >> all cases at the moment are being treated as if they are cholera. the method in which you confirm cholera is you have to take stool samples and send them to a lab, so it's a time-consuming process. >> this is their final destination, it is almost at capacity. cholera has been confirmed in each of the three stops, and hundreds of refugees with potentially life-threatening
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dehydration are coming forward by the day. this small fishing village where they first arrive is overwhelmed overwhelmed. 25,000 have been moved on from here, but 35,000 remain. aid agencies are so keen to move people that they have cut a trial through the mountains and are leading the strongest on a six-hour hike to reach the official camp. they are given refugee status on arrival, where to live and how to make a living will come next. but for now the focus is on safety and survival. from burundi's capitol, harrah maw tau sa is explaying who is leaving and why. >> reporter: it is mainly people from the rural regions who are running away. some say they haven't been threatened at all, they are just taking precaution they remember
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the violence in the early 1990s. so they are leaving in case the crisis gets worse, in case there is a civil war. where are they going to? they are going to countries like tanzania and rwanda and they stay in transit centers initially, and then moved to refugee camps where some live in appalling conditions. they mainly move at night because they feel it's safer to travel then. they are crossing the border into these areas. what is interesting is that not the entire family crosses, they normally leave behind breadwinners, husbands brothers, people able to work and they try to save some money, and when they can, they send the money across the border into these camps to help their families. lots more still to come here on the al jazeera news hour. nepal asks for help to safely bring down buildings damaged by earthquakes. real democracy, not pseudo
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democracy. >> they are loud and have a message, but will ethiopia's leadership be listening. and the nba has a costly miss in the tightly contested game. ♪ myanmar's navy has detained more than 200 people after rescuing them at sea. the myanmar government says the people are bengalis, the word it uses to describe rohingya muslims, thousands of rohingyas fleeing persecution in myanmar have traveled to indonesia, malaysia, and thailand in the last few weeks. >> reporter: the myanmar navy detained a boat with 200 people.
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it provided food and water and whatever assistance they needed. they confirmed all of the people are from bangladesh. this is consistent with what the myanmar government had been saying in the last few days it is willing to provide assistance to boat people if and when they need it. but there's no acknowledgment that myanmar see themselves as part of the problem. people who have arrived are rohingya people fleeing persecution from myanmar. the u.s. deputy secretary of state is just one of the few foreign officials to arrive in myanmar in the last few weeks to talk about this issue with myanmar government officials. >> the root of the problem for those leaving from myanmar is the political and social situation on the ground. in order to development a sustainable and durable solution the union government must fulfill its previous
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commitments to improve the living condition, and secure the full protection human rights and fundamental freedoms of all communities in the state. >> reporter: the u.s. has been a strong supporter of myanmar's transition to democracy since the process started four and a half years ago. but the human rights record is once again in the spotlight with the international community urging the country to stop its persecution of the rohingya minority. we don't know how well this message has been received by the myanmar government. this is an incredibly sensitive topic. this is a topic that has been ripped up by ultra nationalist groups and there's no indication from the government that it is ready to change its policy towards the row min ga. >> reporter: a number of aid organizations and ngo's seem to
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be lining up behind the government efforts in what seems to be a communal effort to get the kind of aid that the migrants are likely to need. we have been following one group as they have been going around buying up the absolute essentials. most important water as the boats are likely to need. other more substantial aid will come later on. the idea is that all of this food is then held by the maritime services here and then go out to meet migrant boats as they come in. in the past when this migrant boat crisis first began, these groups may have got into trouble with the authorities. these were considered to be illegal migrants. you cannot go out and give them aid and asking them to come ashore. now, of course they are being encouraged to come up with essentials, come up with food aid like this to help these people as they do come ashore.
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>> we were told to stand by with the provisions because they could come at anytime. so we're glad they opened the doors to the ngo's and people who want to contribute to the aid. >> reporter: malaysia and nooeb sha have committed themselves to providing assistance of up to 7,000 newcomers. but the most immediate concerns right now are providing provisions and help for the people out at sea. it has been a year since the military toppled the government in thailand. the takeover lead to huge street protests calling for the government to step down. >> reporter: when the military staged its takeover, dismissing the eblthed government then army chief said they had to do
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it. thailand was divided, edging close to civil war. >> translator: bringing the sides together was a top priority for the military government. >> reporter: the police call divide between the red shirts who support the former prime minister and the yellow shirts loyalists who oppose populous programs launched by her brother when he was prime minister. but one year on according to the red shirts the military government's reconciliation program is not working. this is the political party founded. >> you are going to say you want reconciliation, but still you want to persecute, demonize and try to terrorize, intimidate the opponent. >> reporter: but the government says it is following a reconciliation road map. >> translator: the political division is so deep rooted and it didn't just happen over the
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last two year when someone chooses one side of the political divide they often find they are not happy when they don't get what they want. >> reporter: but for some it is much more. this is a red-shirt village, according to organizers there are 20,000 in thailand. many said that the reconciliation program is non-existent. this man started the red shirt village concept. he leads a million supporters. the military has summed him for questioning three times. >> translator: reconciliation hasn't happened at all. this is a lie. we all can see that one side is treated badly. the general should not have been a prime minister. he said he wouldn't stage a coup, and he did. he said he didn't want any power. and then he became prime minister. >> reporter: as the military government moves into its second year of rule reconciliation is just one challenge.
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it has again pushed back the general election schedule and it faces questions from the international community on its commitment to clamp down on human trafficking. this as it refused to give temporary shelter to the thousands drifting off of-- of it's coast. but they are still waiting for the day when they can hold gatherings bigger than picnics and take a new generation to the polls. let's go back to one of our top stories we have been following and telling you about, the humanitarian crisis that is gripping refugees from burundi. we are joined by the unicef ref senttive for burundi. i was heading -- reading numbers of tens of hundreds of cholera
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victims is it is contained now. >> actually on both sides of the border we hear -- [ no audio ] >> all right. apologize there, we seem to have a bad connection. perhaps we'll try to go back to him shortly. let's change gears a little bit. opposition parties in ethiopia are accusing the government of trying to silence them by detaining party members and intimidating supporters. our correspondent reports from the capitol. >> reporter: opposition supporters in ethiopia. this is one of the main battle grounds in the upcoming regional and parliamentary elections. the largest [ inaudible ] in ethiopia it is here that an opposition candidate has his power base.
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>> my people want democracy, real democracy, not shallow democracy, not pseudo democracy. we want freedom as you see the young people singing for freedom. >> reporter: they are fighting the [ inaudible ] epldf in [ inaudible ] across the country. but they are stacked against the opposition. as campaigns draw to a close opposition candidates are on a last-minute hunt for votes. they have been complaining about intimidation, and also the huge amount of resources the ruling party has. >> they are campaigning. they are in the debate, and a televised debate. they are there in all of the processes of the election and therefore, i think, when you see
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that you know, people are not along with you, and are not supporting you, there are always complaints. >> reporter: for the last five years this has been the face of the opposition in parliament. he was the only opposition mp in the house. he is not defending his seat following a decision by the electoral board to recognize a splinter group in his party, effectively blocking him from contesting. >> the legal system if you are [ inaudible ] any institutionalized election and if you go to the court, the court will [ inaudible ]. >> reporter: crucial to the legitimacy of the elections is whether the opposition parties will accept the results. for now, though they continue to seek support with the hope that this time around they will win more than just one seat. renewed violence in south sudan is worsening the
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humanitarian crisis in that country. fighting when government troops and rebels have forced thousands to leave, including some aid agencies. paul is doctors without borders head of mission in south sudan. he describes he difficulties. >> we have had to evacuate medical teams close projects. my national staff in the town of ler left on saturday saturday lunchtime because they were scared. they ran into the bush. three of my staff had telephones and were contacting us. one of them has stopped calling. his friend who is still in contact with us tried to call his telephone, and told us that the phone is ringing but nobody is answering it. we don't know if he is alive or dead. the same staff member was hiding on an island when armed men came
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on the island and started shooting at women and children hiding there. he ran into the swamp as he was running a rocket propelled grenade hit the area next to him, but thingfully didn't explode. he hid in the water for nine hours. when he came out he collected the bodies of two small children that had been caught. california's government is deploying hundreds of volunteers to clean up an oil spill. rob reynolds reports from the county of santa barbara. >> reporter: a sticky smelly mess as befouled the formally pristine sands near santa barber are, workers are cleaning the oil off of rocks, slowly mopping up thousands of barrels of crude. the cleanup is being overseen by
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the u.s. coast guard. >> operations will continue throughout the evening in the excavation area up towards the pipeline and will continue every day until that area is excavated and contaminated soil is removed. >> it could be weeks and months however, we're going to take it day by day. >> reporter: the pipeline belongs to a texas company called plains all american. a study by "the los angeles times" newspaper shows the company has had 175 federal safety and maintenance infractions since 2006. that's three times the national average. the company says it doesn't know exactly what caused the breach. >> since we are one of the largest operators of pipelines across the industry in the united states, the number of reportable incidence by percentage is well within
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industry norms. >> reporter: no people have needed medical attention as a result of the spill, but it is taking a toll on wildlife. experts took an oil-soaked sea lie on in for treatment. >> we have crewing liking for wildlife. residents of santa barbara, population 90,000, are distressed. >> i think it's terrible. sounds like clear negligence to me. >> the part that bugs me is this was predictable, and you could have had some type of preventative issue just in the event that it occurred not letting it get to the ocean. >> imagine losing someone close to you, because this is losing our pristine water, and i think so much of the ocean and so many of us do. >> reporter: the people in this city are angry and upset. they want some answers and
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assurances that something like this cannot happen again. rob reynolds al jazeera, santa barbara, california. still ahead on al jazeera, guatemala's president cracks down on corruption. and coming up in sport, the chiefs give their superrugby playoff ambitions a big boost. robin is standing by with all of the details.
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>> it's not looking pretty. i gotta pay my bills. >> you gotta do somethin', you know? try to keep your head above water. >> sunday... $38. thursday... $36. for this kind of money i really don't give a s**t.
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>> a real look at the american dream. only on al jazeera america. >> part of our month long look at working in america. "hard earned". ♪ welcome back. let's recap our headlines here on al jazeera now. a suicide bomber has hit a shia mosque in eastern saudi arabia during friday prayers. at least 20 people have been killed and 28 wounded. tanzania is struggling to hope with the growing humanitarian crisis. and thousands of people from burr rundy with are crammed in transit centers. a cholera outbreak has killed at
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least 33 people. myanmar's navy has detained more than 200 people after rescuing them at sea. they say they are bengalis. isil has taken control of the last remaining government-held border post between syria and iraq. the group's recent gains in both countries have prompted calls in the u.s. for washington to rethink its strategy. zana hoda reports from baghdad. >> reporter: some of these men will be sent people into sunni heartland to fight isil other will stay behind to protect a strategic town isil has tried to control in the past. this battle is not just about recapturing territory, they are protecting routes to prevent an isil attempt to advance on holy
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sites. i volunteered to join this battle to protect our holy shrines. we don't want isil to advance further and threaten the shia holy sites. >> it was a controversial decision. the government had no other choice because the regular forces are weak and efforts to create a non-sectarian army have failed. this is the gate to the mainly shia province. and it lies on a junction with roads south to saudi arabia, north to ramadi where there are highways to the iraqi capitol baghdad and neighboring jordan and syria. isil has captured the last border crossing between syria and iraq. it controls most of that frontier, and it's fighters move freely between the two countries. the u.s. has down played the gains. president barack obama has said the loss of territory were tech tick call sethbacks and he
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insists that the war is not being lost but many disagree. isil has taken over two cities in a week ramadi in iraq and palmyra in syria. ramadi is the last major city on the road to baghdad. and palmyra is 150 kilometers from homs. the government did invest manpower and resources over the years to reclaim homs from the opposition. if it loses there, damascus and the coastal region will be under threat. but for now isil controls the land. the fight against the armed group is being lead by shia militias. sunni politicians who wanted the tribes to be armed a long time ago are now calling for a new
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strategy. >> translator: today anbar has fallen and that has a special significance. it's a big disaster in with respect to iraq and the region. therefore, letting isil expand in anbar is unacceptable and the capacity of the iraqis is very limited. there should be a new plan to terminate isil in iraq >> reporter: in syria, the government has no partner on the ground. isil may have been on the defense in recent months. that has now changed. joining us live from erbil is the exiled governor. a lot of sunnis in iraq are living under isil rule. how do they feel about that? do they prefer it to the rule of
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the central government? >> of course we all still follow the central government even the people inside mosul city they still follow their central government, and they get their salaries from the central government. we don't cut the relation between the people inside mosul, and provide all of the services inside the city now. but of course what happened in anbar, in ramadi is a very sad situation that in this time we saw what happened in mosul repeat again in a big city and after one year after what happened in mosul until now we didn't have any strategic plan to fight isis neither from baghdad, neither from the u.s. both of them repeat the same way with just a push to fight isil without any plan or strategy
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and now they ask to depend on the people on the tribes just to fight. but i think it's not enough. we need a real strategic plan and real help. now in mosul we have our volunteers. they have the local partner to fight isis but without weapons and support. >> what do you mean when you say a strategic plan? are you talking about a federal system of iraq being endorsed? >> i think that the fight isis is not just a military fight. it's a military and -- as -- a fight is idealogical and a political fight, more than military fight. there is no view. what is the vision after the liberation of this city? what happened in anbar and mosul before is because there is no political work in this area. >> okay but people --
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[ overlapping speakers ] >> what kind of vision are you calling for sunnis after isil? >> i think that the people in this areas need to know that their life after the liberation will be different to what is before the occupation of isis and they want -- we need them to rise up against isis. we need them to cooperate with us to fight isis. until now those people are just separated themselves. they are not following isis but in the same time they are not so helpful in fighting isis without political vision what to do after the liberation. >> is it too late for united iraq? what can the iraqi government still do? >> i think the iraqi government until now is just want to solve this problem as a small problem or as a local problem, but they
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didn't say the whole situation why we become like this? why the people in this area after the [ inaudible ] and after 2013 the people don't agree with the behavior of the central government but they didn't accept any of their needs, and nobody listen to them. and those people after that they separated themselves. nobody want to ask what is the problem? we need a real reconciliation, but nobody is working on this reconciliation. i think that what we need here now in iraq is political work first, and a real reconciliation in iraq. and they can be an autonomy if they want so they can have a target to work on. without this we lose those people inside areas which occupied by isis, and when we
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send shia militia to this area i think this what isis want. isis want a case to fight the iraqi and to fight the central government. without the presence of the shia militia, isis will not have a case. there is no case to fight the sunni force, but with the shia militia it's a sectarian fight and maybe some of the people will join them. >> understood thanks so much for your thoughts. the european union is proposing a new proposal to accept up to 20,000 asylum seekers. >> reporter: they start at dusk crossing fields of maze and wheat that mark the northern
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edge of greek territory. there's no legal way to get to the heart of europe so they take their chances on foot. among them is a yemeni man who has left his wife and younger children behind to travel with his two older sons. >> i will never see my children fight for al-qaeda or any other side. sooner or later one militia or another will approach them. >> reporter: a motel is a temporary resting point, and one to which they frequently return after failed crossings. >> reporter: this is where greek ends, and this is the start of what migrants call the black road a freight track running north all the way to serbia. and here for a depth of several hundred yards behind me the migrant crossings fall pray to rebel gangs to wait to steal
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their money. >> i have seen fractured chins, thighs arms and forearms, broken noses. skull fractures. these are the results of violence. >> reporter: and doctors without boarders the only group setting up post along the entire route have seen worse. >> translator: we saw people faint in front of us. we saw frostbite, we saw man with no legs who's friends him for two years from afghanistan, and blind people. >> reporter: the reason these people travel is to apply for political asylum in north urn europe. the european union is now considering changing their rules, sparing them the apparels of a forbidden journey. at least there is respite. volunteers hand out food
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nappies and toos [ inaudible ]. but these people are prepared to move on. this man recounts how police jailed and tortured him. in their minds the dangers they have left behind tower over those ahead. john psaropoulos, al jazeera. voters in ireland are being asked whether to amend the constitution to allow same-sex couples to get married. friday's vote could make ireland the first country in the world to allow gay marriage by popular vote. the group known as farc has suspended a ceasefire it declared in december because of a government air strike that killed 26 of its fighters.
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the talks were aimed attending the five decade old contract. police in chile fired tear gas and water cam -- cannons, demonstrators tried to breakfast the barriers. the president gave her annual state of the nation speech. lucia newman reports. >> reporter: protesters and riot police played cat and mouse on the streets for hours, even as the chilean president delivered her state of the nation address. a mixture of students trade unionists, and representatives of just everyone dissatisfied came out to protest. riot police in full gear far outnumbered the demonstrators who nevertheless refused to back down. violent clashes during the annual presidential address
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become become almost a tradition in chile, but this year the atmosphere is even more charged. one week ago there was a protest here and as the demonstrators scribbling on the wall behind me. the man living in the apartment behind me fired into the crowd killing two students. the president focused on what she called her government's accomplishments. >> translator: chile is going through one of its most important transformation processes in history. we have the opportunity to build for everyone a better country. >> translator: this is a protest by a social movement that do not feel represented by what she is saying. >> reporter: the president recognizes that she has a serious credibility problem. she made a number of proposals to try to win back confidence
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but as the sign carried by these protesters reads, we don't believe her anymore. which means the president will need to do more than the proposals to recover her lost popularity. guatemala's president has sacked senior cabinet members accused of corruption. david mercer has more from guatemala city. >> reporter: gaut -- guatemala's crisis deepened on thursday. they announced the dismissals in the wake of corruption scandals that are battering his administration. >> translator: this was my request. it's important that this is made clear. it's not what is asked for, but i'm making the changes that i consider appropriate. of course we have made enough
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efforts to move forward and continue fighting to serve the people of guatemala. >> reporter: the cabinet shuffle came a day after the bank chief was arrested in a bribery investigation. tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in recent weeks to protest corruption and demand the president's resignation. in april the country's biggest political scandal in years emerged after a multi-million dollars corruption sting implemented the vice president's personal secretary. and though the vice president stepped down a week ago, protests have grown. the president is hoping these
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recent events will help satisfy the protesters. this is the first time a president's inner circle has been linked with corruption. but many guatemalans appear unwilling to forgive. >> translator: we have lived through a crisis during the government's time but they haven't done anything for us. all they have done is to steal from the country. that's not right. >> translator: he has promised many things and one of those was to deal with corruption but he is the main one who is corrupt. >> reporter: with national elections just four months away it will be hard for politicians to regain credibility. political reforms have risen to the top of the people's agenda the hard work it appears is still ahead. david mercer al jazeera, guatemala city. still ahead in sport, cricket fans in pakistan
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celebrating the return of the game after a six-year drought. we are live there in just a moment. ♪ ♪
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♪ welcome back. well, the improving relations between the u.s. and cuba are already having a dramatic effect on cuba's art scene. sales in the u.s. have already started to rise. andy gallagher reports from miami. >> reporter: this is what the art world likes to call an emerging talent. the 33 year old cuban painter defected six years ago,
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initially taking odd jobs and painting in his spare time. but his work is becoming highly collectible, thanks in part to the changes between the u.s. and cuba. he now paints full-time. >> in a way i feel lucky, but it has been a lot of work. so i think -- i don't know like the time just came. >> reporter: the historic change in relations is still at an early stage, but miami's long established cuban art galleries are getting significantly busier. sales have doubled as interest as grown. >> so we're seeing a curve that moving up and it's very rewarding to finally see the recognition that cuban art deserves. >> reporter: art from cuba is an air exception to the u.s. trade embargo, and collectors have been legally buying it for
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years, but it's a difficult process that many believe will get easier. this private collector says cuba's new generation could greatly benefit from change. >> the new artists, the emerging artists are the ones who are go blossom if there is an opening vis-a-vis the u.s. >> reporter: while private collections are too expensive for most of us to consider it opens a window into the world that many of us are not familiar with. the art world is constantly looking for the next big thing and paintering like this man fit the bill. his work is unique and could now potentially receive global exposure. all right. let's catch up with some sports news with robin now.
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>> thank you very much. the cricket world attention is firmly focused on pakistan right now. they are completing in on international game for the first time in six years. let's give you some background on why this match is so significant. pakistan's cricket community has been starved of top-ranking cricket since the attack on sri lanka's team in 2009. security of course extremely tight for the game. the international cricket council have refused to send officials and have allowed the home side to appoint their own officials.
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the captain leading from the front. he made a rather sizable contribution as well. 54, guiding the visitors to 172-6. pakistan just about to start their innings now. live now to kamal hyder who is outside of the stadium now. how are the fans enjoying this match so far? >> reporter: well as you correctly mentioned, this is an event that is taking place after six long years in a country where people are addicted to cricket, so an overwhelming response from the population here. people have come from other cities, brought their banners. there's a lot of noise, color, people have painted their faces with the national flag and of course there are supporters for the zimbabwean team also. a real hope as far as survival of cricket here in pakistan is
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concerned. >> talk us through the security measures that are in place for this game. >> reporter: well, un -- un -- unprecedented security measures. the team has been put up in a hotel which is highly secure and every time they come to gadhafi stadium there are two helicopters accompanying the convoy. thousands of policemen across the city so unprecedented security measures and that of course, is a sign of worry, because the situation has to improve to a level where other teams are willing to come to pakistan. a great effort and support from the local population as well. >> from the fans that you have spoken to is there that overwhelming relief that big teams now will be coming to pakistan to play? >> reporter: well that is the
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expectation here. people know that it's not going to be easy. this is a country that has been battered by violence in all cities. the sri lanka team came under attack six years ago as you mentioned. so they are ensuring the security of not just the match but also the teams. the situation has to improve. the country is cautiously optimistic that they may see the revival of cricket after this brave move of the zimbabwean team to come to pakistan. >> all right. jamal enjoy the game. thank you very much for that. football now. hopes of reaching the semis have
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taken a big knock. argentina's side racing club also receiving a 1-0 defeat. earning his team the victory five minutes from time. in the nba it was a really tight affair between the houston rockets and the golden state warriors. in the end just one point separated the two teams. it was the case of the current mvp, against the runner up. it was curry with 53 points on the night. managed to lead his team to a 99-98 victim. harden with a missed opportunity there. game 3 takes place in houston on saturday. the chiefs have maintained their grip on a superrugby wild-card playoff.
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the 34-20 victory also securing them a bonus point. in the nhl thefrederick andersson has 27 saves. the ducks through away a goal advantage. the winner for anaheim, they took a 2-1 lead in the series. game 4 takes place in chicago on saturday night. there is the goal. for more you later. thanks for watching. >> thanks, robin. a man who is paralyzed from the neck down is now able to use a robotic arm using his thoughts. caroline malone reports. >> reporter: great strides are being made in bionic technology.
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this man has been paralyzed since being shot 13 years ago, and now has the ability to move a limb again. >> we founthd having a small conversation helps the activity move along further. i have to be quiet and focus. >> reporter: he is able to do one crucial thing he couldn't do before pick up a bottle and drink on his home. he's the first person to have a neurosynthetic device implanted in his brain. when he thinks about moving it activates a prosthetic. this man has a bionic leg that he also uses his mind to control. doctors implanted sensors into his remaining leg, which pick up segmentals and link them to the prosthetic. >> it took me about ten minutes
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to get control of it. and i could just stand up and walk away. >> reporter: this man lost both of his arms when he was electrocuted 40 years ago. he was the first person to be able to control two prosthetic limbs with the technology. >> it's the opening of frontiers and realizing that there is so much more to learn. >> reporter: this woman is a quadriplegic. she is learning to move prosthetic limbs as well. >> that was all you. i just can't stop smiling. it's so cool. i'm moving things. i have not moved things for about ten years. >> reporter: eric has his sensor surgically implanted into his brain. another break through in this mind-control technology. as it turns out there is a lot
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