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announcer: this is al jazeera. welcome to the newshour fighting back against i.s.i.l. in ramada. iran deploys shia militia, and the coalition launches air strikes. myanmar signs off a population law that the u.s. says could fan the flames of intolerance social revolution in ireland, the first country in the world to approve same-sex marriage through a popular vote. >> and with the sport, the
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latest from qualifying from formula 1 iraqi forces and the u.s. led coalition moved to try to stop i.s.i.l.'s advance from ramada. a statement from the combined joint task force says they hit armoured vehicles in i.s.i.l. positions. i.s.i.l.'s capture of ramadi is a setback. more than 1,000 people the left since they were captured last week. they took over the stay of palmyra. i.s.i.l. is said to be in
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control of the heart lapped. >> let's cross to zeina khodr in baghdad. bring us up to speed with the fighting that has happened. is it an attempt to retake ramada or an attempt to hold on and stop i.s.i.l. advancing further. >> well the military operation we saw today is on attempt to stop i.s.i.l. advance, because i.s.i.l. was threatening a main government base. this morning, shia militia men and army forces were deployed and this is just 7 kilometres east of ramada. what we understand i.s.i.l. has been pushed from the town. it is important. why, it could be a stepping stone to the eventual assault in i.s.i.l. the wide-scale counteroffensive
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against the islamic state of iraq and levant has not begun in earnest. the air base is a staking ground. in a somehow of support, the defence minister and officials discuss the plans put in place. before that the ways is under threat. >> we are at the frond line moral of tighters is high they are heavily fortified. we are determined to recapture anbar soon. before doing that the government has to maintain the defense line. shia forces moved from the area into this area just off i.s.i.l.'s advance in the east
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of ramadi. i.s.i.l. seems to have a strategy. losing the base would be a major military setback to the government. it doesn't have many areas to stage attack from the province i.s.i.l. would be able to link ramada to fallujah. all that would make the armed group closer to the capital baghdad. more than 6,000 paramilitary fighters are in anbar. they'll be leading the fight because regular forces are week and not ready. because the government failed to put sunnis in to the forces. calls are growing louder for a rethink of the strategy. >> the only way to stop them is to give them guarantees. for sunni tribes. they need to stop the promises.
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reconciliation is unique. sunnis need to know what will happen. so many opposed to the government have commanded a sale. they don't want to join the fight against i.s.i.l. only to give territory to iranian backed militias. they need to come together because so far i.s.i.l. managed to gain ground by exploiting the differences you talk in your package about the need for people to come together. what happened to the thousands that fled ramada since i.s.i.l. moved in. the latest figure is from the united nations saying 60,000 fled. thousands entered baghdad.
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after waiting for days at the border crossing there is a situation that's dire there's a humanitarian crisis. the united nations is complaining about the shortage of funds. this is the second wave of displaced people in april, when government forces were engaged in fierce fighting. more than 100,000 fled. so a dire humanitarian crisis thousands on the run, and the military battle in anbar has not begun. zeina khodr, thank you so much now, hezbollah's leader is warning that continued fighting in syria could lead hezbollah to mobilize resources, and went on to say if hezbollah had not been involved in the conflict. they'd we fighting a war in lebanon, instead. there are reports that dozens of soldiers have been killed in the northern city. activists say rebels attacked
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the soldiers as they were withdrawing, and rebels have taken control of the area there are reports barrel bombs have been dropped in parts of the syria city. at least 14 people have been killed,ate of them children. barrel bombs are made with oil bombs, packed with shrapnel and explosives. to ireland, where the referendum to approve same-sex marriage has been hailed as a social revolution. one of europe's catholic conservative countries voted yes by a big majority in the time between the wedding and reception, vincent and anfound time time to vote in the referendum on same-sex marriage. >> this is about equality. if you want to you should marry the person you love.
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just like we have today. it's a simple matter, it's about equality. >> not everyone feels the same way. ireland is intentionally religious country. many cling to conservative tutes. the catholic church is rocked by abuse scandals, its influence is waning, attitudes are changing. at dublin airport irish people flocked home to vote. . >> my original flight was tomorrow but i changed my time to come home to vote. we decided to come back today and it coincided with the vote. glad we could get it in while on the holiday. >> turnout is high among the electorate. a yes vote is backed by the government, big employers and celebrities. ireland was the last country to decriminalize homosexuality over two decades ago.
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opponents of the latest news raised concern over parliament -- parenthood and surrogacy rights for gay couples. live to dublin and to talk to our guest from the gay and equality network. should we be surprised at the result. were you surprised? >> no i always had great confidence in the sense of generosity and support for human rights, and the size of the vote is tremendous. that is a bit of a surprise. we may win the vote by 70% to 30%. that's a fantastic endorsement. as you say, it's a social revolution in ireland. it is a revolution. and it's a fantastic beacon of hope throughout the world. as you say, conservative
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countries, religiously dominated... >> because of that - because it is a conservative country, is this result perhaps not a big deal and a sign of how much change has happened. is that not surprising? >> well i think, you know we have several partnerships in 2010. yes knew of marriage and responsibilities. it created a consternation, when people family neighbours celebrated weddings of gay men or lesbians. i think in a sense the law is catching up with the feeling of irish people. the vast majority of the irish people, that gay people are required for fuller equality we see you are in dublin and
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every so often there are cheers going up. tell us what is going on behind you. >> sorry? >> what is going on behind you, we see cheers from the crowd behind you at dublin castle. >> yes. yes, it's fant. there's a sense of delight -- fantastic, it's a sense of delight and celebrations. the whole country is engaging in one big party. it's fabulous brilliant when people talk about a social revolution, is it linked to the fall in confidence in the catholic church, or is that an overstated assumption? >> well it's interesting. irish people you know go to mass. there's a lot of irish people considering themselves catholic but they make a huge distinction between relationship with god, being a christian and a
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catholic and issues of human rights and equality. they are strongly in favour of human rights and equality and don't allow the leaderses of the church to tell them way which to vote or be antigay. >> how much change is happening on other issues related to women, relating to contraception, abortion and so on? >> yes. well i think one of the things about this vote. it's very powerful about the votes. it will make penalties for changes in a whole range of areas more likely. i think that change is difficult for society, and i think once you make a big leap like this a big change it gives people more confidence to move on other areas of equality and human rights.
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thank you for your thoughts. >> thank you state media in myanmar said the country's residents signed off a new law, and it's felt it would be used to discriminate against the minorities. the united states said it could fan the flame of intolerance. kim vinnell explains. >> reporter: with five children to look after, days can be long and busy she wouldn't change a thing. in the muslim state children are seen as a blessing. the government says i can't have as many children as i want. >> reporter: there may no longer be a choice a new law forcing some mothers to wait three years before having a child has been signed off by myanmar's precedent. targetting ethnic minorities whose population is growing because they are having more
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chin. one day the groups could take power. controlling the growth of the group, we have the right to protect our country. >> the term bengali was a term used. they are an ethnic minority. most are considered migrants from bangladesh. violence forced 140,000 rohingya to free their homes. many have been living in camp since. the new law is another form of persecution, in a country where many cherish big families. >> it can happen to other minorities, not only to the rohingya, but it can be implemented to other minorities
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as well. regional minorities can be used to implement the law. there's no punishment but some women are worried more to come on the al jazeera newshour. child welfare groups warn that a generation of orphans from the nepal earthquake are at risk of trafficking and gang violence in mexico leaves 40 dead. contribute in pakistan - cricket returns after a 6 year absence. coming up with jo in sport u.n. inspectors in djibouti have taken control of an iranian ship loaded with aid bound for yemen, and are checking what is
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on board. inside yemen fighting continues. that was in the port city of aden where fighters loyal to abd-rabbu mansour hadi are battling houthi militias in several parts of the city. there has been border skirmishes. houthi gunmen firing mortars. saudi arabia forces say they responded with artillery. the violence forced thousands of yemenies to flee. they went to a refugee camp. >> reporter: under a burning sun. they are gathered. hundreds that have run away crossing the sea. this woman has two children, they are camped out for weeks in unbearable conditions. >> the children are finding it impossible to stay here. some of us are diabetic. some have heart problems, we can't cope in the heat.
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there's no electricity or cold water. >> there are more than 1,000 refugees, the u.n. is struggling to cope. many of the refugees have not been allocated tents. in the storeroom, there's not a great deal in the way of food or clothing. holes have been dug up to service toilets. tiny wooden cubicles out of which repulsive smells emanate. making you want to throw up. the u.n. set up a vaccination programme and is providing clean water. the refugees say it's not enough. >> translation: the international community has not fulfilled its obligations. especially the gulf. they should come and see how we are living. the heat is unbearable, the children are getting sick. >> in djibouti, they are safe. from the fighting, conditions at the refugee camp are dire. the united nations is doing its best, but with the influx of refugees are continuing. unless the international community acts fast. things could get worse.
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>> an international donors conference is expected to take place in the coming weeks. the camp supervisor says it can't come fast enough. >> we call for neighbouring countries to open the door, and hope that the international community will move forward in providing support. all the refugees tell us how they were terrified by the constant shelling, and mortar fire. and t houthis and forces loyal to former president ali abdullah saleh. finding a safe place for the children is all they can think about. now those children are safe, they are by no means out of harm's way. diseases could spread and many have fallen sick. the hope for main is plane, unaware of the flight is that the world will hear their calls for help.
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the united nations children's charity is worried about the emotional toll nepal's devastating earthquake is having on the run. many have lost homes and families. we have this report child welfare system is in crisis. >> reporter: 46 children have been driven from a distribute allegedly by relatives. these children have lost their homes and family members. the mercy mission has fallen foul of groups meant to prevent child trafficking. rules have been tightened since the earthquake. u.n.i.c.e.f.'s child protection officers say children are better off staying with parents, even when families are in crisis.
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>> we have to be alert to emergencies, that the family situation is not pushing them to send children away. >> reporter: we met the children at a private school. >> no one pulled my mother or brother out of the debris. i found them. her sister was in shock. "we had no hep" says this 11-year-old. "for three days we ate nothing. then we dug out the debris and ate rice and salt. we were afraid to go back because the mountains might fall on us." it's been three days since the children came through. now they have to go back.
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after a few calls we found out that the transit center were not ready, the children would have to wait. >> translation: children who have lost their families will go to transit centers. as for children staying in dangerous places we are developing programs to help families. >> reporter: a week later the government prepared a transit center. parents preferred to keep the children at the school in kathmandu. pressure on the government from international countries meant they had to adhere to the doctrines >> translation: i don't know why we have to go back. we want to stay here. >> reporter: the children who survived a disaster are shunted back and forth between well-wishers the government and international groups considering
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best practices. no one asked them what they would prefer emergency teams in china rescued more than 1,000 stranded by floods. around 500 houses were submerged in the east. torrential rain swept through the region. it will be trying up soon. >> no it's not. we often think of monsoon. when people mention monsoon they think of india. the east asian monsoon is a vicious beast. you can see the cloud resulting from the winds coming in from the tropics, moisture laden winds, clashing with dry air full court north. what happens along the weather front. there's vast amounts of rain day after day. for anyone that's been to the three gorges down, it's an incredible magnitude.
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it's built to deal with the fallout. it's the end of the month. it stays across southern parts of china and taiwan. looks like hong kong will get the worst of it and a fair amount to the south china sea. it's one of those things that will happen. it's a different part. we want to give you an idea of where they are going. there has been research carried out by the university. they found a glacier retreat is faster than anyone thought. the surface is decreasing four weeks a year. there's more on al jazeera/weather. winds are getting stronger
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whipping up waters and mean at the other end, we have problems of a similar kind really in that the arctic ice is melting at an incredible rate. average icy extend is 12.5 million kilometres. when it was at its lowest it was 11.92 million kilometres. it's 11.3. it's interesting how the ice decreases in the coming months. now a 3-hour gun battle between mexican police and gang members left 40 people dead. outline but one of those who died was suspected of being part of a drug cartel. john holman reports from mexico city. >> that sound is gunfire, and the people are killed in what authorities say was a shoot-out between police and gang members
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in south-west mexico. by the time the ambulances arrived around 40 people were dead. one was a police officer. it's still unclear what happened, but federal officials say the police were attacked by gunmen and returned fire from a running battle that ended. >> the shat out was three hours three different parts of the property. >> this all in a region controlled in a powerful new generation cartel. >> they shut down app army helicopter. the government sent in a 10,000 more force sending back control. state authorities said those killed in the shoot-out could be from the cartel. >> as they move into the cartel it was inevitable that the confrontation would take place.
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it's not the picture that the government wants nationally or internationally as they shift the image from one in which violence and organised crime is deeply ingrained. >> the government arrested leaders of many organizations, smaller outfits emerged to take their place. . >> it will change the nature of the threat. and should ultimately - there'll be a need to change the nature of the response. >> it was overwhelming. it's not clear what happened or why the death tollways so high. in the united states legislation to extend the domestic spy programme for two months has been blocked. the legal authority that allows spy agencies to collect data on phone calls expires on june 1st.
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an oil pipeline spill in the united states is raising questions about industry safety. more than 300 workers are trying to clean up the spill. u.s. government records show on average there's a pipe every 30 hours. that report from santa barba. >> on the beach, clean up continues. workers hold oil-contaminated sand and rocks. ships lay down the boom. approximately 79,000 litres spilled into the pacific on tuesday when a pipeline burst. the clean-up is like i to take some time. >> the hard part is the shore line, the cliffs and the beaches, i don't like to put a time line on that. we want to do it right. it could take weeks or month. >> the pipeline is owned by a textias firm. the company owes the public
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answers. >> we are told that pipelines are safe. they don't spill. in this case the pipeline should have shut down immediately when the spill started, it didn't. a lot of oil got out. >> at this news conference the company executives offered plenty of apologies, little hard information. >> none of us, nobody in the industry wants to have an incident. the residents don't. questions are being asked about the safety of other oil pipe lines criss-crossing the country and about whether regulations are strong enough to prevent spills like this happening again in 2010 a ruptured pipeline owned by the enbridge corporation poured more than 3 million litres of crude into the kalamazoo river in michigan. the biggest inland spill in u.s. history. one study found 1,400 pipeline spills or accidents in the u.s. between 2010 and 2013 alone. >> there is a constant this little spill, that little spill,
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which we don't see. >> a department of transportation report issued last year said regulation has not kept pace with the changing oil and gas trappings transportation environment: a giant oil spill here in 1969 angered people around the u.s. and galvanised the fledgling environmental movement. activist david davis was a activist david davis was a c college movement at the time. >> i'm shocked 45, 46 years later, here we are, deja vu, that we haven't learnt anything. we are still repeating that mistake. the federal government ordered an excavation of the damaged pipe to under go tests to see why it failed.
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more to come. calling car konno sewers we sake a ride in the fast line with an automobile described as the beautiful ever built. >> and being a monk for the day. south korea's buddhist order tries to attract more followers. and a record of babe ruth's fell in one night in the capital.
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welcome back shia militia
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in iraq have been deployed from a base near ramada to try to stop the advance of i.s.i.l. the capture of ramada has been a major setback for the government. it is the capital of iraq's biggest province ireland's referendum for same-sex marriage has been approved myanmar's president signed off new laws of controlled population. it means some women could be forced to wait three years before having the next child. there are fears it will discriminate against muslims and other groups. ethiopians will go to the polls to elect a new parliament. the ruling party is confident saying economic success is their trump card. for the last 10 years, youth maintained an almost 10% growth
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rate. not reference is benefitting. >> this is a country under construction. workers are busy day and night paving roads and building bridges and are constructing a new light rail system. this is the first light rail project. >> the infrastructure is more a reflection of the government's ability to negotiate with international, financial institutions and countries like china where massive borrowings and grants are coming in. >> 6-5,000km of road have been constructed. part of a policy to open up where most agricultural production takes place. everywhere you look the skyline changed in the past five years. development, property boom and economic growth form a trump
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that government officials say will give them land slide victory. >> it is known for policy. it was sexist. >> that success has not helped everyone. according to the united nations 30% live in abject poverty. we met woman on the outskirts. she has four children and sells sawdust. she makes a dollar. >> this is not work. i can't call it work. i work all day but can't find food. there's nothing else to do. >> it triggers the exodus of the young from ethiopia. europe is a destination for many ethiopians. they take the journey overseas.
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many do not make it. >> if you look at the last five years, we created 8 million jobs we have done that. still there is poverty, we have to create opportunities and seize opportunities. >> the problem with some of this ethiopia as one of the lowest rates in africa many are infuriated by the lack of opportunities, though many can't help but be impressed with the transformation. my guest is from the ethiopian development institute and joins us live. some people put down the last year of growth rates to being helped by oil prices. to what extent do you think it
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could be sustained going forward. >> thank you for having me. >> it has registered impressive growth for the past decade. averaging about 49%. by any measure, this growth has been very very impressive. in terms and it has been driven by investments in the public sector, you know by infrastructure public services and schools and centers, so on and so on. the question is can it be sustained. now, the ask condition for growth has been laid. infrastructure is more or less maid. and the private tech sore can
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come in now. from now, growth momentum will shift from public sector driven. that's how it can be sustained. >> according to the latest figures available from the world bank for example, around a third of the population 29.6% lives below the poverty line. what is done to lift you know and share more of the gains of growth with a wider segment of the population? >> well i mean we have to put this in perspective. growth has been impressive. millions of people have been lifted out of poverty, 25 million people have been lifted out of poverty. there are a record number of
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people under poverty. so for growth to eliminate poverty, it has to be maintained for a longer period. if it continues to grow by the same rate then poverty can be eliminated in a short period of time. so you know putting that into perspective, while millions have been lifted out of poverty, it has to be lifted out. >> thank you for your thought on that. >> in mali there has been fighting between separatist rebels in the north and pro-government militias. battles have taken place despite a ceasefire and malian soldiers have been accused of killing
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civilians. the u.n. is investigating reports of human rights abuses. six people have been killed and 48 wounded in a grenade attack in burundi, and it happened at a market in bujumbura. there has been weeks of protests and under arrest after president pierre nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term in office. homeless children are caught up in the fighting during protests. we visit a center where some of the children go to to escape the violence. >> reporter: there's no tear gas, guns police or soldiers here, just food it's free. one less thing that the street children in burundi's capital have to worry about. it's far away from the protest against burundi's president. >> during the protest we hide in drains along the road. until the shooting stops, we can't go out and look for food. sometimes police find us and beat us. >> reporter: many children come here exhausted, traumatized,
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after hearing gun shots and tear gas. >> the children have to go back on the streets at night. they face harassment from security forces. this is the situation and this has to stop, the protection of rights of children in a situation of crisis is the same as in non-crisis and everywhere is responsible. >> it's not just children living on the street who are vulnerable. parents are told to keep children at home. don't let them come onto the streets by themselves. anything can happen in the capital. things are unpredictable. at any moment they can come onto the streets and start protesting, and that's where many are caught up. >> some demonstrators think the police will not fire at them if children are in the crowd. >> children are used as human shields, when there are violence, protesters block the road, police use tear gas to disperse them. children are often in danger.
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>> government officials say up to 130 children have spent a few nights in police cells since the current crisis began last month. places like this offer temporary reprieve. about 100 children come every day. here they can be just children even if it's only for a few hours. the bank of england accidentally revealed its investigating the economic risks of the u.k. leaving the european union. a report was mistakenly sent to the guardian newspaper, prime minister david cameron promised a referendum on the membership of the e.u. before the end of 2017 spaniards are to head to the polls on sunday for regional elections. government cutbacks and high unemployment are the key issues. there has been some signs of growth, but as nadine basha
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reports, many are skeptical that a recovery is under way this person is 40 years old and has a full-time job, that is looking for paid work in madrid. he's going from one short-term contract to another. he's taking his resume to anywhere he could think of. from estate agent to neighbourhood bars. he's luckier than most, because his wife has a permanent job, while he gets $400 unemployment benefit. something many are not entitled to. >> the worst case is mine. long-term unemployment people, with no state help. it's better to earn 250, no one can live on the amount. you have a job. you are still poor. >> spain's government insists on doing all it can.
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the prime minister predicts 6 thus new jobs will be created this year, and can point to encouraging data. >> during the first quarter of this year, spain's economy grow by 0.9%. the government predicts it will expand by 3% and it's helping to tackle unemployment. official visits show it dropped to 23% in march, down from 29.1% the year before. the international monetary fund forecasts unemployment in spain. that rings true for 50-year-old manuel, after losing his job as a public sifts thanks to help from parents and friends. . >> they rescue me. i offer myself for every job - security guard whatever working at the supermarket, placing the products. whatever. and they don't call me because
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of my age. there are vacancies out there, in march, one in 10 contracts signed with permanent positions. >> we look for jobs. salaries are low. 30, 40% below in the same port. it's not a good situation. the problem is there's an army of un-employers, and there's a lot of offer for few jobs. >> reporter: as luck would have it, this man got a call from an employment agency as al jazeera was filming. he has an interview. he has no idea what it's form. something unemployment mill jobs -- but it's gip him home something unemployed millions don't have buddhists in south korea are keering up for the -- gearing up for the buddha's birthday.
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it is focused towards attracting members after a poll suggested interest in buddhism was declining. >> reporter: under a serene roof of lanterns, a chaotic game of football. these muslims are practicing celebrations. it is part of an effort to reach out and attract new followers, trying to shift a perception of passivity. that's in the face of declining numbers. the head of the biggest buddhist order says a new approach is needed. >> we didn't really try to do anything with the growing numbers of cultural visitors to the temples. we were passive. it may have something to do with the principle of our teaching. now we are trying to adopt an aggressive strategy. to pop gait our religion. >> a poll earlier this year showed the numbers of people describing themselves as buddhists fell by 8% in 10 years.
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59% of buddhists say religion is important, compared to to 90% of protestants. at this time of the year it's looking as being in declines. it is facing threats from a society seen as evermore materialistic and with less time for teachings from the buddha. and competition from others. particularly more active evangelical. the cause was not helped three years ago when video emerged of monks gambling and drinking in a hotel room. the order used the scandal as an opportunity to confront and resolve internal problems. it's reaching out with a message tailored to others, about using muslims in daily life. for some, it represents a departure from buddhism core teachings. >> buddhist teaching talks about reaching the state of enlightened wisdom by emptying oneself of eternal greed of worldly goods and offering
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compassion to others. popular buddhism is headed in the opposite direction. >> for people like a former banker running his family's successful food business, that is part of the appeal, the ability to get informal guidance from a senior monk and finding the right path in business through prayer. >> businessmen running mid to small companies face employee problems. so i often pray that a lot of nice people work for me and help make the company grow. growth is preoccupying south korean buddhism as it becomes more business-like and focused on its open recruitment. still to come jo will tell you who clinched poll for monaco grand prix. and crash and burn - details coming up next in sport.
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welcome back. now, the citroen ds is 60 years old. connoisseurs believe it is the most innovative and beautiful guard. many devotees are gathering in paris for celebrations. jacky rowland reports from a motoring racing track south of the french capital. >> it's not exactly formula 1, for fans of the french vintage car, it's as good as it gets. 800 citroen doing laps of honour
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of the race track to the south of paris. it may be difficult for us to imagine, but when the cars first appeared on the streets in 1955, it was as if a flying saucer landed. they look futuristic, and space aged and kind of embodied the feeling of confidence and optimism about the future in the period directly after the second. and they were associated with the french president. he had his fleet of cars, and chose it as his cars. they had various technological innovations, and it was a fancy suspension system, that was rl something new at the time. as for the enduring popularity, 60 years later, it could have something to do with the feeling of confidence in the period. in these days, where france is less certain, it would be anxious about the future, and it gives them a feel-good factor
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from cars to sport. here is jo to fill us in i think we are starting at good looking cars in formula 1 mercedes lewis hamilton posted the fastest lap ahead of nico rosberg who will start from second. it's lewis hamilton's first ever poll at a circuit that is difficult to take on. he won it in monaco in 2008. sebastien vettel has third quickst. at the rally of portugal. after the second full day of racing there was a leader. it was action backed. a belgium driver rolled his car on to its roof. it caused a 10 second delay for his team-mate who had to slow down and barge past the car. drama too when essans broke the
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suspension of the ford feeder causing it to catch fire. it was hard to this team to control their emotions as they played their first home match in six years. it marked a return to top tier cricket in pakistan for the first time since an attack on the sri lankan team bus in 2009. david garrett reports. >> reporter: before the match outside the gaddafi stadium, there was enthusiasm not seen for dozen years. 4,000 police were in attendance inside the ground they were ready for contribute to return. zimbabwe was described as brave no other team has visited since a team bus was attacked. there was an early boundary for the tourist.
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pakistan back in the bowling broov at home. this one of three wickets. 54 off 34 balls - exhilarating the crowd. they hadn't seen this level of cricket. >> no one could fail it be impressed by the 5-6 from the zimbabwe captain, it reached for the stars. they set a target to win and there was time to reflect what an achievement it was to go ahead in the first police. >> zimbabwe coming here was an extremely big step for us, because it actually helps us in building the case for other teams to start playing cricket regularly in pakistan. run-chase impressively.
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they were 36 without loss after only three overs. they struggled to contain them. pakistan together a stranglehold, they pushed to 85. an opening partnership of 142. pakistan in site of the target. they conceded a second shortly after, 144/2, there was only likely to be one winner. the cap tip hit the winning run as pakistan won by five wickets. pakistan back to winning games at home. the next twenty20 on sunday . lahore starting to host international cricket again. >> new zealand's cricketers building a lead over england at day three at lords. the black caps are chasing the total of 389. kain williams is unbeaten. rain delayed play for two hours, but they are back underway 408 for four. the the cleveland cavaliers made
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it 2 from 2 in the play-off against the atlanta hawks. lebron james got them there, top scoring with 30 points, nine rebound and 11 assists. the final score 94-82. the next game in cleveland on sunday. n.h.l. and the new york rangers recorded a 5-1 win open the tampa bay lightening in the eastern conference finals on friday. rangers mvp rick nash scored two of those goals and henrik lundqvist put in an incredible performance taking 38 stops. game 5 is in new york on sunday. babe ruth is thought of as one of the greatest players history, two of the records set fell on friday. the new york yankees alex rodriguez tidied ruth for fourth on the rbi list. with 9,992 against the texas
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rangers. marlin's out-fielder passed ruth in t all-time hits' lit, with this, his 2,874th hit of the career. more lines still lost to baltimore 8-5, happening a week shy of t 80th anniversary of the time of babe ruth's final game. >> an aish qualifier against rick will have to be played in an emtoy stadium. the asian football confederation punished indonesia after crowd trouble. worse could be to come. intop eeshia will find out if f.i.f.a. was them from both competitions after government interference in the football association. domestic football grouped to a halt after the government suspended the fa after a disagreement over two top tier teams. what are the titles decided in the major football leagues.
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>> it's about relegation battles. it's the final round. it's at the foot of the german bundislega with three points. they are all in danger of sliding down. the two finishing last will be relegated third from bottom. and in spain, they are already out, four teams fighting to deploy the same fate. granada and deportivo are in the best position to stay up. a win may not be enough to save almeria, appealing a penalty for late fee payment. >> in england, q p.r. and burnley are going down. joining them will be hull city, playing manchester united or newcastle. they are playing west ham. both taking place on sunday. that is all the sport for now stay with us here on al jazeera, we have a full bulletin of news in a couple of minutes. don't go too far.
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