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to guy millions of low income people free internet access. ♪ ♪ fifa's 209 members are preparing to vote in a presidential poll in zurich as the corruption crisis surrounding world football's governing body deepens delegates have begun to arrive at fifa headquarters in suhr ike, there are also protests as you can see here. this is live. protests over a palestinian motion to suspend israel from fifa. current boss sepp blatter is refuse to go resign despite calls for him to do so. this all comes after sefo visuals were arrested among 14 indicted by the u.s. on corruption charges. >> we, or i cannot monitor everyone all of the time. if people want to do wrong. they
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will also tried to hide it. but it must fall to me to be the responsibility for the reputation and well being of our organization and to find a way for. [ inaudible ] >> laurence lee joins us from zurich with the latest. so let's talk about the vote that is anticipated within in the next few hours laurence. numbers stacking up for blatter? >> reporter: well, it looks very much i think at the time, as though blatter is going to be reelected. remember out the voting system works, 209 votes potentially two rounds of voting, if one of the two candidates, either sepp blatters or his uefa-backed opponent prince ali of jordan, gets two-thirds of the vote, that's 139 or more in the first round, they win. but if neither get that in the first round there is a second
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rounds and that's a straight majority what, ma that means for prince ali of jordan on behalf of uefa he would have to get almost the entire block of votes from presents other from different federations around the world to get a third of the vote and take it on a second round. it's a very open question as to whether he can do that. certainly as many of the delegates arrive from places like asia and different parts of french and english-speaking sections of africa, they told us very plainly, that they were absolutely 100 percent behind sepp blatter. is mr. blatter going to win easily? >> blatter landslide. he has done tremendous for us. >> reporter: i can't hear you say again. >> he's done well for africa. >> reporter: are you support will go blatter today insupportingmr. blatter today? >> yes he will win today. >> reporter: he's the best
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president. the whole of africa wants to vote for blatter. >> i think he has a chance to win reelection. >> reporter: how many votes from your confederation do you think he will get, all of them in. >> i am not sure. i am not sure. i can tell you mine. >> reporter: but you think he will win in the first round? >> yes. definitely. >> reporter: so potentially it's the most extraordinary turn around in the space of perhaps 36 hours. certainly if you cast your mind back to yesterday thursday and wednesday, when the fbi arrests happened and the absolute pressure that was being put on sepp blatter by you a i've and a variety i of people saying he can't possibly stand this and he will have to resign, he didn't, did he? he went quiet yesterday and stood up at the opening ceremony last night and said fifa has to change but i am the man and none of this was my fault. if he wins today as looks likely then what does uefa do. the people who seem to be in the
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moral ascendancy only yesterday now face the most difficult position because they threatened to withdraw from the next world couple of if the majority of world football wants blatter, then what does uefa do? the most extraordinary turn around it does put you i've uefa i think in the difficult position they can take the nuclear reaction, withdraw in the world cup or carry on regardless, that would be the most extraordinary victory i think ever for sepp blatter. >> let's talk about something else happening there at the 65th congress of fifa happening outside laurence. there are protests going on. but the protests are not about sepp blatter and all of the corruption allegations. tell us what is happening. >> reporter: yes. there is a very large and you can probably see some live shots of it, vocal anti-israeli, pro palestinian contingent here yesterday and today. trying to make their voices
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heard. eventually they want israel to be expelled from fifa on the ground that they say israel is guilty of systematic sporting apartheid against palestinians. an absolute litany of complaints and allegations from the closures obviously and the difficulties the palestinians have trying to access the most basic sporting facilities, to young palestinians trying to play football. they say being shot by. i.d. f. equal ily members of the palestinian national team have been arrested or prevented from pursuing the game. they say there is a level of apartheid being exerted against israel against palestinian sport. they wanted this to be the focus of the congress and demands that fifa expel israel it's now entire overshadowed by the corruption allegations and a few people say that's a massive pro israel conspiracy on behalf of the united states to try to shift the focus onto corruption
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to try to protect israel. whether that's a conspiracy theory or not it's been certainly more difficult for the pro palestinian pack faction here to get their voices heard. >> thank you so much, laurence. former fifa vice president jack warner among those accused of from him by the fbi has left the jail by ambulance. he complained of exhaustion and he did not take questions from reporters evented erred to authorities on wednesday after u.s. officials sought his extradition, he has been granted became. prosecutors say warner solicited bribes worth $10 million from the south african government to host the 2010 world cup. let's go to bangkok now where talks to tackle the growing migrant crisis in out east asia are underway. but tensions between neighboring countries remain with delegates saying they are angry at being singled out over the crisis.
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the u.n. refugees agency is calling to myanmar to recognize the muslim rohingya minority in citizens trying to stem the flow of migrants fleeing persecution myanmar has been asked to address the quote of this, taking control of all of its people. veronica pedroza is live in bangkok where this meeting is happening, so tell us the focus of this meeting the possibility that anything constructive can come out of it. tell us. >> reporter: well, the focus of the meeting is simply to bring together as many people as possible many of the stakeholders as possible to discuss this issue which is trans flagsal and which is extremely complex. there are u.n. humanitarian agencies here such as the high commission for refugees, also the international organization for migration to speak on behalf
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of the refugees and migrants who come from bangladesh and from myanmar. as you say the influx of people began out of western myanmar because the me myanmar government refuses to recognize a certain ethnic group. they remain uncounted in the census as you say there are a million people uncounted in the census that has meant this massive outpouring of people. and because of the crack down on human trafficking there has been nowhere for them to go and so we have had these boat loads full of people who have been starving and abused by traffickers. the so how to reach a balance between the humanitarian needs and the long-term political solution when the country that they come from, refuses to recognize them. >> veronica, tell us about the
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delicate balance of talks the tone at this meet to go actually be able to get anything done. >> reporter: a little earlier the thai foreign minister was actually asked at a press conference whether or not the thai government had strucked participants not to use the term rohingya which the myanmar government reject. he denied that. he said this is an open area. but the point about not using it is in order to, as it were, save face foe me' mar government. his point was if they want an outcome, which is important to save lives then blaming is not going to help. that's kind of paraphrasing what he says. so there is this delicate balance of what is said in public of what is said in private. of messages being delivered to myanmar to take responsibility, but at the same time taking
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humanitarian responsibility as well for the hundreds of thousands of people who are already outside the country in thailand ma malaysia and indonesian i can't. what is to happen to them. >> all right veronica pedrosa live for us in bangkok. step vaessen is live in indonesia where many who were rescued from the seas are recovering. >> reporter: hundreds of rohingya is sigh legal seekers and bangladesh i migrants are crowded here in this storage meant for fish storage others are elsewhere. after their ordeal at sea they are happy to be alive. they are allowed to be here for a year but the authorities are still struggling how to deal with all of these asylum seekers and migrants that arrived by
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boat. car bombs at two hotels in the iraqi capital baghdad have killed at least 10 people. police say the attacks attacks appear to be coordinated. the first bomb targeted the babylon hotel where government officials often hold meetings. the second hit the sheraton. in yemen the saudi-led air campaign against the houthis is now in its third month. residents continue to flee coalition-led air strikes and striking and fighting on the ground that has left at least 40 houthis and their allies dead on thursday. in the latest round of bombing coalition planes targeted the houthi strong hold of sauna in the north and the southern port city of aden. syria's al qaeda affiliate al-nusra front rebels have captured the last government held town in idlib province
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assad hometown and the coast. a monitoring group said there was heavy shelling and rocket fire before they were storm by fighters and government-armed vehicles were seen pulling out. the u.n. security council has been briefed about the continuing barrel bomb attacks in syria. but some of them allegedly containing chlorine gas the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. has told al jazerra she has no doubt the assad regime was responsible. she said the position on setting up a no-fly zone has not changed. >> you have to assess whether going to war with asada regime is likely to bring about the results that you seek. it's an extremely complicated he wants prize and one ultimately that if the assad regime tests it would entail shooting its planes oust the sky. so i think sometimes people refer to a no-fly zone as if it's some sort of side option that we are kind of turning a blind eye to. when in fact it's a very
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complicated enterprise. >> you can see that full interview on talk to al jazerra at 4:30 gmt on saturday. and much more to come on al jazerra. captured in afghanistan at 15 we neat the man who spends a decade in guantanmo and now starting a new life in canada. parents and teachers join students in which i a an protests.
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reminder of our top story on his al jazerra. debt gas have begun to arrived in zurich. fifa's 209 members are set on vote in a presidential poll as the corruption crisis deepens. the current boss sepp blatter is refuse to go resign despite calls for him to do so. myanmar says it's been unfairly singled out by the u.n. over the migrant crisis in southeast asia at talks happening in bangkok. many are rohingya muslims fleeing persecution in western myanmar. syria's al qaeda affiliate al-nusra front have captured the last government-held town in i object lid province it border turkey and provides access to president is sad home and the coast. nigeria's outgoing president goodluck jonathan has stepped aside for his president predecessor. he frayed for the next leader, buhari thanked jonathan for
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conceding defeat in the election back on march 28th. yvonne joins us live from abuja yvonne. >> reporter: richelle, thousands of people have shown up here at eagle the square in the capital to witness this historic occasion in nigeria's political history. the peaceful transfer of power from one democratic lead tore another another. this was mohammadu buhari's fourth attempt at the presidency and finally he clinched. dignitaries from across the african continent have shown up, i have seen the president of ghana, new guinea, niger jake jacob zuma of south africa is here and also expelling john kerr toy make an appearance. expect mohammadu buhari will be here shortly. of course he will be sworn in by the chief justice and will become the new president think the work ahead for him is immense, and the country is facing a lot of challenges and
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he intends to, what he says, is to deal with these challenges swiftly. scheyer short background report on how we came to this day. rehearsals underway at eagle square in a abuja for the i nothing rouges of the new president mohammadu buhari. u.s. secretary of state john kerry i will be attends ago long with lead presser across africa. after the celebrations buhari says he will get to work. he has major problems to deal w economists say the country is almost broke because of the falling price of oil. nigeria relies almost exclusively on money from oil ex-supports for income. and corruption has cost the country billions of dollars in lost revenues, buhari has promised to end it and improve security. >> there is a lot of expectations from my year nigerians nigeria has seen a huge kline in
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terms of it's inning from structuralinfrastructurecondition and the way the government has been run huge levels of corruption, dwindling revenues. >> reporter: the first problem he may have to deal is wajahat is the massive fuel shortage bringing nigeria to a stands still. hundreds of flights canceled, many banks have have to clothes and factories. lead to go corruption in the oil sector. >> there will be a number of measures, a range of approach to his take in order to deal with corrupt practices. one, those whose hands have been found in the cookie jar would have to pay the price. but purely on the base of the rule of law. two, if you have taken nigeria's resources you have to find a way to return them. >> reporter: there has been a huge improvement in the fight against boko haram in the northeast. so insecurity is less of a concern for the people. but over a million have been
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displaced like these people. buhari will have to work hard to get them resettled. buhari a supporters say he's incorrupt trouble and highly disciplined and so he will be able to deliver the changes he's promised. well, as i said earlier richelle, we are expecting expecting mohammadu buhari to arrive shortly for the swearing in. we are also expecting celebrations, there are dancers here traditional dancers popular musicians are here. and other ceremonial activities will be taking place not just here at eagle square but across the capital throughout the day. on monday the hard work of governance begins in trying to put things right in nigeria. people are expecting so much from the next president. >> all right ivan livey yvonne life there abuja, thank you so much. the youngest person to ever be held in guantanmo bay is
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talking about his experience and hopes for the few he should omar was alleged to have thrown a grenade at u.s. troops in afghanistan killing one soldier he was interviewed for an al jazerra documentary in canada where he now lives ross lands jordan has this special report. >> reporter: for mean years this photo of 15-year-old canadian omar was all the world knew about the youngest prisoner held at the u.s. military facility at guantanmo. he is now 28 year old old. out of guantanmo, under house arrest in canada. and learning how to move beyond what he says were 10 traumatic years in american custody. >> people were drugged humiliated water bored. dogs sleep depravation music it's just they threw at you the whole book. >> reporter: it's the first time that he was spoken publically about his time in detention.
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he had been under a gag order until a canadian judge ordered him leased on bail earlier this month. he is now trying to answer questions he managed people have about his experience. such as whether he is angry about what happened to him and why he was captured in the first place. >> the first few years in guantanmo i was just all over the place emotionally and ideologically, i was just a mess. i would be around a bunch of people and i would start acting like them. and talking like them. and just doing everything they were doing and then they would move me to a different place and i would just adapt to the new neighborhood. >> reporter: he also talks about how he ended up at guantanmo in 2002. and whether he really threw a grenade that killed a u.s. army medic during a raid on the house where he was living in afghanistan. under orders from his father, he was working as a translator for al qaeda operatives. >> nobody claims to have seen me
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throw the grenade. and this soldier has, you know, testified that i was under the debris and i it couldn't have been me. so i always hoped that maybe my memories were not true. >> reporter: he is now waging several legal battles the duh canadian government considers him a terrorist and wants him back in prison. he is suing the u.s. government to clear his name. and the canadian government for allowing him to be tortured as a child. whatever the outcome of these cases, he says he is focused on the president. >> for the longest time all ill would tell to anybody is that i wishes that i could just get out of prison and just be the next joe on the street who nobody knows and nobody gives a second look or thought to. in chile students have fought with police during a protest over reform. they are demanding free education and also better pay
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for staff. they are also accusing police of using excessive force at a demonstration last week. lucia newman reports from santiago. >> reporter: it started peacefully enough, the turn out surpassing even organizers' expectations. as 10s of thousands of demonstrators marched down santiago's main avenue. they were led by the father of the student in critical condition after he was hit by water sprayed from a water cannon last week. this march is against police repression in solitaire did with rodrigo and all students who have a right to protest said stephanie aviles the injured student's sis sister, others joined to get their anger at recent revolutions of political corruption in chile. >> we can't put anyone in jail for stealing a phone when our elected officials are robbing us blind and it's the students
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paying the biggest price. >> reporter: three weeks of student protests to demand deeper and faster education reforms. than the one's chile's president is offering have taken two student lives and left several others seriously injured. there have been a lot of protests in the last few weeks but this one is different because of the people who are taking part. it's not just students, but also teachers parents and members of civil society in general. all of them here to protest against what they consider excessive use of force by the police. as they reach the presidential palace some staged a sit in insisting on the need to protest peacefully. but from the beginning, it was clear that a group of anarchists had come for a fight. and it didn't take them long. putting up barricades and lighting bomb fired they hurled rocks at riot police. they responded with water
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cannon this time by chilean standards with restraint. the same occurred in the port city of valparaiso where at least one pharmacy was torched a day that will unfortunately be remembered just as much for the chaos generated by a few than for the legitimate demands of the majority who came out to reject violence. lucia newman, al jazerra santiago. the united states wants to give millions of low income families free access to the internet in an effort to close the so-called double at that time divide. experts say it's a recognition that internet access is now a fundamental right. andy gallagher reports from miami. >> reporter: public libraries used to be all about books but in the digital age it's access to the internet that draws people in. this library in miami provides free online browsings to everything from job pages to educational and music programs. >> it's cool, huh.
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>> yeah, that's a calculator. >> reporter: and the parents keen to get their kids online it provides a vital service. >> it's a really nicely prairie and so we enjoy coming and my son enjoys coming as well. >> reporter: it's that kind of serve that's the government wants to get in people's home, the idea is to modify a program called lifeline that helps people pay their phone bills examine get them online. they are talking bay difference between being information rich and information poor and the figures speak for shells s. according to the latest u.s. census bureau findings 5 million households in the u.s. are without broad bands and at the tends to be black or hispanic families industry experts say if the u.s. wants to remain competitive. they ned to give access to everyone. >> not only are you left out of the of the competitive
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opportunities, the job opportunities, but your children, in particular, are behind other children of their age. >> reporter: but critics say the program is already baste. is -- is already wasteful expensive and could harm the people it's trying to help. >> it's full of waste fraud and, abuse unless we return to making sure that people have skin in the game that will just continue, what that means is really there will be higher broadband taxes for everybody else including people who are not quite poor enough to get the subsidy, and that there will be less subsidies for those that really need. >> reporter: it's likely the new plan which will be voted on in june will cause fierce debate. but few doubt that access to the internet is increasingly sensual. andy gallagher, al jazerra miami, florida. a volcano has erupted on a remote january needs island, more than 100 people have been order today evacuate. it exploded friday morning sending thick black smoke high in the air.
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