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cruz the front runners. now more than 25,000 people are hoping to use the crossing to enter egypt from the southern gaza strip this weekend. we have reports on that. >> these palestinians have been waiting patiently to leave the gaza strip for months. some for years. >> we have over 25,000 registered humanitarian cases in the gaza strip. our best estimate, there will be 24,000 people in need of help still suffering. >> this keen imaginer is in need of medical attention. he lost his leg us during the gaza war. >> he needs surgeries and therapy. we've been trying to get help for more than a year. we've been applying for permits and renewing them. >> the economic realities in the strip worsened after that war.
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more than 100,000 homes from damaged. thousands of businesses were destroyed nearly three-quarters of gazaens are unemployed. they rely on humanitarian help to get by. >> i'm a student and today my visa ends. i used to have a residency in turkey but it ended all of this was of the rafa crossing closing. what can i do. >> it was sealed after the egyptian military took control in 2013. gaza has been under an economic blockade by egypt and israel since 2007. that's when hamas took control of the strip from fattah. they both consider hamas a terrorist organization and caught between the political wrangling are tens of thousands just trying to get by. >> i've been trying to go since
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last year. for eight months. i almost lost my job because i haven't been able to go back. they will have to renew their permits and passports and wait for their chance to escape this open air prison. al jazeera. >> however in the occupied west bank dozens of people have been demonstrating in ramallah in support of palestinian journalist who has been refusing food for 81 days now in protest of being held without charge by israel since november. he said he will continue thinks hunger strike until he's free. egyptian president el-sisi has announced he's handing legislative authority back to parliament. >> president el-sisi delivered his first-ever speech to parliament. the democratically elected lower
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house which was dominated by muslim brotherhood m.p.s was dissolved in 2012. since then all power has been in the hands of the president. but in the speech he announced he was handing the power back. >> the great people of egypt. i announce before you, the transfer of legislative authority to the elected parliament. this is after what is held by the executive authority as an extraordinary measure held up by circumstances. >> in theory this seems like a significant shift of power away from the president. but some question what it will mean in practice. >> it's just the sake of formalities. >> the impact is that we're going to stay with dominant power, which is the executive. nothing is going to be changed. >> el-sisi said that he wants to transform egypt into a democratic state, but for many life seems to be getting worse not better. on friday thousands of doctors
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in cairo protested against police brutality after two colleagues from reportedly beaten up by the police. el-sisi did not mention the doctors' demonstration but did he praise the security forces. >> they're paying a high price of flood and are sacrificing their souls to protect a nation. >> el-sisi's attempts have also been damaged recently by the death of an italian student who was tortured and killed in cairo. the italian government is demanding answers. when sisi became president he promised nationwide security and economic stability. but violence has surged in the sinai peninsula. studenand the world bank said egypt's economy is not growing quickly enough to support it's rapidly growing population and workforce. hearing his isn't he was
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optimistic about egypt's future, but many egyptians are not. al jazeera. >> four civilians have been killed in the iraqi city of fallujah. the iraqi army targeting residential districts west of fallujah. ten others were injured, among them four children and two women. a libyan air force jet has been shot down over the city of bengahzi. it was carrying out airstrikes against armed groups in the area. the pilot ejected safely, and it is the third libyan jet to be downed since the beginning of the year. the armed group al-shabab has claimed responsibility for an explosion on a plane in somalia. they said the target was senior intelligence officials who were on board the flight. one person was killed after being sucked through the hole of the fuselage this month. the plane was forced to make an emergency landing in mogadishu airport.
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candidates who promise to end years of ethnic violence which has rach advantage the one of the poorest countries in the world. >> waiting for change in the central african republic and hoping for a new leader to take the country into a peaceful phase after multiple delays. there was no clear winner to select a president. the parliamentary election in january was annulled due to irregularities. one president a businessman who secured almost 24% of the votes in the first round. >> the people think i'm sexier, second, i'm kinder. third, i have more experience, and fourth, i'm decisive. i think that will guide their choice. >> he served under the ousted president between 1999 and 2001. he gave the support to the former leader. he said he's under investigation by the criminal court for
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alleged human rights violations. in a well-funded campaign, they have promised voters a break from the corruption that have plagued the country for years, but it will be hard to see how he'll make that break given that he has made a deal to give an amnesty. the alternative is a candidate who received 90% of the first round of votes. he served as the most recent prime minister until 2013. when the president was ousted by armed groups. >> i was prime minister for five years. they have seen me develop and i love my country, too. we're in difficult times. i like all central africans. they want to bring a solution to our problems. >> for two years north christians anti-balacka fighters, with a shaky
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cease-fire holding through 2015 there was an opportunity for new elections to provide a fresh clean start. last month's parliamentary results were canceled by the constitutional courts after hundreds of reports of voting irregularities. there is another chance on sunday, and many here are hoping that this time the vote will bring about real change. caroline malone. al jazeera. >> now as the presidential campaign gets under way in the philippines one topic high on voters' minds is security. long decades of conflict in the south came to an end, the autonomy to the region has not yet been ratified. we have more on the island. >> each woman here has lost a male relative. her house died when an explosion hit the community in 2008.
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>> my home was burned down, and now i run a small street store. it's not enough to support me or my five children. no permanent home and a very uncertain future. >> each told me they longed for lasting peace. one that the entire community can i am brace. a peace deal between the government and the liberation front was signed two years ago after more than a decade of negotiations. the peace agreement contained in legislation known as the basic law would have given the muslim minority in the country more autonomy. the passage of this law stalled when 44 police commanders were killed in a clash with rebel fighters just over a year ago. the vote to ratify the law never happened. yet there is hope. silver bell bello said one said there was a sticking pointed. but if that was removed the law had a good chance of passing, he
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told us. the largest armed group in the philippines signed that accord. they have assured everyone that the agreement is not in jeopardy. >> this is very important. >> some christians are nervous about the prospect of more autonomy in the area which they believe would weigh things in favor of the muslims. >> i'm happy that the law was not passed as i don't want to be under the control of muslims. >> it has a historic cruel with fertile land that is seen as a potential tourist attraction. keeping the peace legislation alive is paramount for all the latest stake holders concerned. there is resistence to the peace settlement. and they reject any deal done with manila. just two days ago bomb explosive
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teams had to remove another device at the police station. >> this woman said she hopes her calls for peace which seem to be echoed by so many people on this island, logica will be heard. >> well, the search for survivors of a building collapse in taiwan has been officially called off. it came down during an earthquake just over a week ago. the death toll is 140. officials saying all of those believed missing in the golden dragon building in the city of thailand have now been accounted for. 289 people were rescued. the magnitude 6.4 quakes struck on february 6th at the beginning of the chinese luna new year holiday. now there are an estimated 9 million bangladeshi migrants overseas who sent over $15 billion home every year. many find it difficult to adjust to their new life abroad and in
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some cases end up being abused. we have visit a migrant training complex to see how the government is frying to prepare its citizens for life in a different country. >> the washing machine is a formidable foe if you have never used one before. and this woman who comes from a village in northern bangladesh had never seen one before, nor dishwasher, microwave or vacuum cleaner. many migrants like her come from a similar background making for a steep learning curve when they go abroad to find jobs as domestic workers. that's where she's at this training center. >> when i go abroad i won't be able to speak the language. if i don't know how to use the equipment as well, they won't keep me very long. what if i didn't know how to use the iron and burned all the clothes. >> with the vast majority of migrants hitting to the gulf
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states, arabic lessons are also offered here. in a kitchen that is familiar to her, a former migrant is trying to recover from severe trauma. this woman who we'll call katina to protect her identity said she was sexually abused and tortured by her employers abroad. she said the training center was useful in teaching her how to use kitchen appliances but fell short in teaching her how to protect herself. >> i went there to work and send money back to my family. but i got unlucky. when i tried to seek justice no one lived to me. >> the bangladeshi government said that the situation for migrants abroad isn't too bad. >> there are allegations of abuse, but relatively speaking it's not that bad abroad. >> publishing reports
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documenting how migrant domestic workers are particularly vulnerable to these. despite the efforts of the government training centers, going abroad is a big risk not just in terms of looking out of place, because they don't know how to use the microwave often. al jazeera. >> the most famous resident of the everglades national park in the u.s. state of florida is probably the american alligator. but the park is also home to many none native species including the burmese python. it's the focus of the campaign to rid the wetland habitat of all non-indigenous species. >> ozzie grew up here and saw his first burmese python as a child. but the population is thought to
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have exploded since then. >> we're never going to win the battle. we'll keep the numbers down. we'll have some type of control. >> the estimate is in the thousands and the threat to the delicate ecosystem is very real. >> they're unstoppable. they're so quiet and so deadly that we could be sitting here and not even know that it's in these willows. you'll never see it. >> you can walk through that bush, and you'll keep walking until you step on one. >> now wildlife officials issue hunting lions in hope that the python numbers can be brought under control. over the last few years he has captured 18, but he bears the scars. >> i respect them, but after that bite i realized if i would have been alone that day, and that python bit me where it bit me, i probably wouldn't have made it. >> when the sanctioned hunts began it apracticed 1500 people from 38 different states. but wildlife officials say it's
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not about the number of burmese pythons that are captured and killed. it's about raising awareness of what is now considered one of florida's most aggressive invasive species. education programs have been running in florida for a few years now as a threat from the burmese pythons have grown. some remain skeptical that a reptile so suited to the state's subtropical climate could ever be completely irradicated. >> time for a quick break on al jazeera. but when you come back, a quirky romantic comedy on the challenges of datey in saudi arabia creates a buzz in berli berlin's film festival. and in sort find out which drivers could and couldn't handle conditions of the sweden rally.
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>> hello again. when it comes to cinema, saudi arabia does not have much of a tradition, but a group of young independent movie makers are hoping to change that. they brought a film to the berlin film festival that they hope will inspire others. we have reports from berlin. >> boy meets girl. boy tries to date girl. but this is saudi arabia, and the challenges are enormous. that's sort of the point of barica means barica. despite it being presented as a quirky comedy at the berlin film festival. >> saudi in the last 30 years has become so much limited,
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limited in the face of the young liberals more progressive, the women, the minorities, they're less visible in the streets. no one wants to see a film on it, so i had to make a love story, and in the background there is the story of the public face. >> if you're wondering just how much interest there is in the film, have a look at this. it's a complete sellout as the film gets its international premiere. >> the young saudi team who made the film financed it themselves because there is no film industry let alone movie theaters in saudi arabia. the part of getting around the censors they had to constantly explain to people what they were doing. >> i have this realization that it was, of course, a different character, but for other people it was still me, and so when someone walking down the street or walking by, recognizing me, they wouldn't recognize me as the character. they would see me a fatima and
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say what are you doing here? >> the movie got a direct reaction here is careful to show culture in a positive light, but it doesn't poll its bunche punches about society's problems. >> i was surprised how in your face it was, and how likel like lightly they took a serious matter. >> to make a movie from a certain critique to the culture, this is what i think is not so easy to do. >> well, they have done it against all the odds. and think hope they can inspire more saudi movie makers to do the same. al jazeera, berlin. >> well, staying on the arts and staying in berlin as well. chinese artist ai wei wei have commemorated drowned refugees by
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using installations of life jackets. they were collected from beaches on the greek island of lesbos where they were abandoned after being used by refugees crossing from turkey. let's get the latest sport now. here is sana. >> thank you very much, manchester united managed to loss and they said they're disappointed at the 2-1 loss to sunday land. antone marshall equalizing before the break. but the late on goal by david brought united 2-1 loss and their first-ever defeat at stadium of lights and another blow to their champions league ambitions. >> the players want severely to deliver, but because they don't deliver today you are disappoi
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disappointed. >> everybody produced and played deserves a lot of credit for the way they've managed manchester united, and how often we've taken the game to them and created lots of chances to win this game, and finally got the goal that did win it. >> chelsea remain unbeaten, and the manager with the heading, newcastle are into the relegation zone after that 5-1 defeat. crystal palace without a win and nine games. they lost 2-1 at home to watford. southampton stretch their unbeated run to six games with the win at swansea. they're up to six in the table. >> if leicester can win the title we can be fourth and fifth in the league because it's really a tough competition, and now we're one point behind man
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united. it's all about focus every weekend. >> real madrid beat collect toe bilbao and are behind barcelona in the spanish league. real remain unbeaten, and this was the fifth win in six games cristiano ronaldo with rodriguez and tony cruz also scoring. the spanish league is one of the last major european divisions not to commit to the goal line technology. australia's a-league is another not using the system. the high price is a major factor and that cost melbourne victory in melbourne city when the game was level. this should have been the winner for the victory. with the free kick but not the goal. the game finished 2-2. well, recording it's first
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win in this year's first six nation championship. in saturday's other game, france just edged out ireland, france goes top of the table after that 10-9 win. the results have dented ireland's hopes in the six nation. nowe haven't lost three before. if you want to call that pressure or expectation, it's good. but i think it's making us prepare for this game. we look forward to the challenge with confidence and we'll get back into it. >> olympic games are under way in norway. the event is in lilyhammer. a former host of the senior winter games. despite the country's love of
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skiing, norways with forced to withdraw from the running to host the 2022 olympics. >> sporting events come and go, but not all of them leave anything true and lasting behind them. lilyhammer still has statues of medieval kings with skis. now lilyhammer will host the future with 17 and 18-year-olds from different countries taking part. they take part of national heroes who won gold here before this generation was born. >> it's how they talked about it, there was so much happening, people were cheering and they were outside and having so much fun. it's the whole experience. it's important to see not just
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the gold, for the youth olympic games, but to think i want to compete in the real olympic games, too. >> some of the sports are totally new such as monobogan. it's the bobsled with only one athlete instead of two or four. >> this has been the testing ground for new sports such as snowboarding which has gone on to be a success at senior olympic games. but it may not be enough to stop the winter olympic movement getting stuck in a rut. >> skiing here is a way of life but not so much that norway was prepared to put $5.4 billion of its oil money into hosting the senior winter olympics. oslo pulling out of the race for 2022, which will now be held in beijing. the ioc has since lowered the cost of holding the games. >> we want to show that we have
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flexibility with regard to the organization and the winter games. the rest is up to the nor ge norwegians if they want to join. >> young athletes at these games may hope the chance for senior olympics in the heartland of winter sports does not pass them by again. paul reese, al jazeera, lilyhammer. >> the latest stop on the world rally companionship, a hazardous one that's how the rally will hold almost spun out as well. the frenchman held on to take a 17-second lead into the final day of racing. that's all your sport from me. we'll have more later on.
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