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a must dawn in myanmar. the one's first elected civilian government in 50 years is sworn into office. you're watching al jazeera live from doha. also in the next 30 minutes, the international community pleas to taking in more refugees. the u.s. presidential hopeful donald trump's campaign manager is charged with assaulting a
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journalist after more than 50 years of military rule in myanmar it has passed to a mainly civilian government. htin kyaw was sworn in as president. aung san suu kyi is now heading the ruling party and will run four ministries. she was sworn in as minister of foreign affairs, ministries and has to the top office. she is expected to wield considerable influence. the new president 69 year old htin kyaw is a close friend of aung san suu kyi. live now to our correspondent. if she is running four
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ministries, she has got more power than the president. this is real political muscle that she has now got. >> reporter: yes. she is now being called the super minister here in myanmar and also a lot of people will see her actually as the real president. loss htin kyaw in his first address to the nation said that the new government is basically build on the principles of aung san suu kyi. so that basically says enough. he is willing to serve her and she will definitely be pulling most of the strings, but the problem, of course, is still that the military will be still in power also here in parliament and in the government. they have 25% of the seats in parliament and three very crucial ministries were assigned to them as well. so aung san suu kyi as the foreign minister will be part of the national council for security and defense, which is a crucial council. she will have to deal with the
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military on a daily basis and that's the situation of democracy in myanmar as of yet is anyone there talking about how they will deal with the big issues here? everything from foreign investment to human rights, the in-tray is pretty full. >> reporter: exactly. it's going to be a huge agenda. in his opening address htin kyaw said that national reconciliation and peace building is high on the agenda. of course, there are conflicts in several states with ethnic minorities. he didn't mention, of course, on the rohinga issue which is a sensitive issue here, but yesterday, the day before the inauguration, the outgoing president announced that the state of emergency was lifted, so basically dropping this very difficult issue right into the lap of this new government who was definitely hoping to avoid
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it for some time to come are there any political problems around the corner. for the n.l.d. it is very well be the opposition, you can adopt the high moral ground but now in control they've got to be seen to be achieving something. the honey moon period in theory could be quite short. >> reporter: yes. definitely the honey moon period will be very, very short because the expectations of the people are very high. they have been suffering from military rule for a long time. they need to see change very quickly. one issue is corruption and they hope the government is going to do something about that. they're complaining about high prices and they're even talking about peace building. there are a lot of issues. with their hands tied to the military still, there's so much
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that the government can actually do thanks very much bratz il's embattled presidential dilma rousseff has suffered another blow. the biggest party is quitting the coalition government. there have been nationwide protests against her. >> reporter: the party bosses from the pndb, the largest political paefrt and historically the strongest ally of the ruling workers party, but on tuesday in a vote that lasted all of three minutes leaders decided to take a different path that threats brazil deeper crisis. >> translation: from today onwards in this historic meeting, the group is breaking from dilma rousseff's government. >> reporter: many saw the move
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as a fatal political glow to her who now very-- blow to her who now won't survive impeachment when it comes up for a vote. she and her ally say she won't resign saying that 54 million people voted her into office less than two years ago and she has not been convicted of any crime. the political mud slinging on all sides continues. with the country's politicians fighting for power, many regular brazilians are watching it all unfold wondering what has become of their country. >> translation: the politicians are destroying brazil. no-one cares about anything. oil prices are going up and known does anything about it. i'm telling you it's difficult. >> translation: all this corruption. politicians hide money in underwear and socks and the poor suffer. >> reporter: as for the
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opposition, they have more marches planned to call for her to step down and no doubt are energized about her coalition crumble possessing around her. - krem belling around her the u.n. children's fund sixth national deafness sector summit children are injured or killed in yemen every day. 934 children have died and more than 1360 have been wounded. there were 848 documented cases of child soldiers with children as young as ten forced to fight. nearly 10 million require humanitarian aid. the biggest problem is the sheer number of people who need help. >> the challenge is not delivering assistance. it is the amounts of people that need assistance are so big that it's just not possible for any humanitarian organization to cover that. the only way that we're going to be able to solve that is that
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there if there is an end to the conflict. children are suffering because they're being blown up, because they're being killed and injured in bombing. they're terrified as a result of the conflict. they're suffering because of the impact on the health system. we estimate 10,000 children would have died because of that the u.n. refugee agency is calling on the international community to take in more refugees fleeing war and conflict in syria. a conference is due to take place in geneva to discuss a resettlement program. it faces an uphill battle with many states particularly in and around the balkans region refusing to let people pass through. more than four million syrians have sought refugees in countries bordering syria. turkey has born the brunt of the crisis taking in well over 2.5 million people since the war began. more than a million syrians live in lebanon, iraq is home for
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more than 260,000. others have travelled to europe. u.n.h.c.r. said over the last five years e.u. states have received element 900,000 applications for asylum from refugees alone. first to our correspondent there, i guess the problems for countries like greece is they're de facto nations. they don't want it to be permanent. they want people to go some place else. they want other e.u. countries to step up to the plate. it's about finding a place for these people to live. >> reporter: yes dpchlt greece is now a host country. it used to be a transit country. you can see the people behind me. thousands of people, up to
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50,000 people are now trapped in greece after european nations started to close the borders and migrant trails from balkan countries closed and greece wants the pressure to be relieved because at the end of the day this country is in an economic crisis. the u.n. appealing to richer nations to step up this program which was agreed in september, but since september just a few hundred people, 600 people, have been relocated. the e.u. commissioner for migration says that 6,000 people should be relocated a week, but that is not happening. greece doesn't have the infrastructure in place to speed up this process. people keep telling us here we call this skype address and they tell us to apply to this relocation program, but no-one picks up the phone. greece in desperate straights as they want people to be relocated across the continent. these people are excluded from
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the e.u. turkey deal which is intended to stop the flow of high gravenlts according to greek authorities just yesterday 400 people crossed from turkey to greece. they landed on the greek island of lesbos which means that this deal is not being implemented. the flow of migrants has not been stopped. people that arrived after march 20 face the possibility of being deported. there are approximately 500 people in detention centers. the deal to stop the flow of migrant has not worked. italy over the past due days, 1500 migrants landed there. this is far from over. for the greek government being a host country, 50,000 people stranded and they can't help them i guess that's part of the big problem here because a country like turkey which has handled this situation very
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well, through the deal is the fact that turkey cannot sustain what it has done so far. >> reporter: yes. absolutely. the government mass said they have reached their limit. turkey has well over 2.5 million syrian refugees. i am standing in one of the biggest container cities, but what is interesting is that, yes, more than 2.5 million refugees, only 272 thousand of them live in refugees camps, and 26 refugees camps. the majority of them live in the city. this is an important meeting in geneva and turkey is really relying on that so that the government can pledge more places. turkey cannot do it on its own. they're looking for not only resettlement but humanitarian
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transfers, private sponsorship and so on and so forth. finally, when you look at the countries participating in geneva, there r92 countries, representatives from 92 countries. according to the u.n. there are 4.8 million syrian refugees. if you do the math, they can host more than 50,000 people. there needs to be a will of these countries if they need to want to end the refugee crisis is affecting countries thank you fwoeth. to pakistan where protests are continuing despites deadlines. thousands of police and security personnel have been deployed to islamabad. >> reporter: let's bring this up krompb lodgeally-- chronlodge jikally. there was a deadline.
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they had two hours to leave the area. they didn't. then very late around 1 o'clock 1 o'clock local time on wednesday night-- 11 o'clock there was an another hour given to disburse from the area. or the police would be sent in to disburse them. the protesters are still there. you can probably just hear in the background they're chanting religious slogans and they refuse to leave. negotiations have taken place. low-level delegates representing not the government officially but certainly are influenced by the government. nothing has happened so far. the police are on the streets in force trying to get into this area. it was very difficult this morning. all of the main roads are closed. we are looking at the police coming in and forcibly moving these demonstrators from this area. these protesters have said that
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they are willing to die for this cause and they will only leave if their leaders tell them to more coming up, intentions in lebanon's property market. pollution and development threatening the world's biggest mangrove forests. mangrove forests.
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welcome back. you're watching al jazeera. top stories. myanmar's new president htin
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kyaw has been sworn in as the first elected criticismian leader in more than 50 years. the n.l.d. leader aung san suu kyi will run four big government ministries. brazil's largest party is quitting the coalition government. the resignation is a major blow to dilma rousseff. protesters in pakistan are continuing their sit-in process outside the parliament despite two warnings by security forces to leave the government district which has been brought to a standstill by the ongoing demonstration. the man who highjacked a plane from egypt used a fake suicide belt. his motives remain unclear but the president said the incident was not terrorism-related. all the passengers and crew have now safely returned back to egypt. this lady was on board
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>> we took off normally from alexandria to cairo. everything was normal. after a while we noticed we should have landed and we hadn't. i was looking out of the window and i saw the sea and that is not normally what you see on that route. nobody imagined it could be that kind of thing. then one of the cabin crew passed by and collected all the passports without saying anything 4 anything. 45 minutes later we were told we had been highjacked and that was anything. they didn't say anything or by whom or what demands are or where we're heading. we're just flying. it was it.
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it was a horrifying meement. i couldn't believe it. i thought it was an april fool's joke. it cannot be real. i think, like most of the passengers, everyone thought it was no end, there's no hope for this plane to land because we were above the sea and with these people, you can never know when and how they can proceed with this act the chinese president will meet obama on the sidelines of a nuclear summit. the leaders are expected to discuss big issues apart from the nuclear one. >> reporter: the largest nuclear center opened in beijing recently. it is funded by china and u.s. it is a relationship spurred in part by north korea's nuclear
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ambitions. the government is believed to have conducted four nuclear tests in the last 10 years, the latest in january, and it has said it is planning more. something kerbing the country is something to be discussed >> we have to be so tough on the country that the country or the regime will become unstable, which means many crossing the border which could mean take over of the north by south korea which is a u.s. ally and potentially extending the u.s. influence >> reporter: it is not only in the korean peninsula that china fears an expanding u.s. presence, but here in the south china sea where china has become more aggressive in recent years as asserting what it sees as its territory. other nations lay claim to parts
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of the south china sea. u.s. say it is neutral. but sailing a warship into the area has angered the country. >> president xi jinping president xi jinping has a vision of china being this regional if not global power. >> reporter: that vision will ultimately affect the relationship with the u.s. >> the u.s. is already a super power. china wants to become one. to do that it is ready to redefine its relationship with the u.s. and the rest of the world in the states the republican presidential hopeful donald trump's campaign manager has been charged with assault. he is accused of grabbing and bruising the arm of the journalist seen here wearing the yellow jacket. it allegedly happened during an event earlier this month. mr trump says he is innocent and will plead not guilty.
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>> reporter: donald trump has been speaking in the last few hours saying he supports his campaign manager, that he is not the sort of person that would commit that sort of offence and he has no intentions of getting rid of him from his campaign. this goes back to events at a trump venue at the beginning of the month. the reporters says she was following him out of the room and asking questions when she felt her being pulled back. you can see her move back some distance, almost as much as half a metre. she said she was being pulled down. she identified the manager as the person who was tulg her down. she posted pictures of her arm on twitter. -- pulling her down. so he was charged with misdemeanour assault. the bar for that is very loechlt essentially, if you lay your
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hands on someone and that cabbing is uninvited, you can face this charge. it carries with it up to one year in prison or a fine of up to a thousand dollars. he has never been in trouble with the police before. he is a former new hampshire police officer. he says he is innocent and he is looking forward to his day in court. he had said he had never met the reporter in question and accused her of being delusional. he says the man who made his reputation on a reality show has no intentions of uttering the famous words "you're fired", as the man he sees as important to his bid to the white house property sales in london has slumped. experts believe it is to do with a recent despite.
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in lebanon and the gulf cooperation council over hezbollah's influence across the region. >> reporter: down town here feels like a big building site. old quarters have been restored and modern towers have been built where bombed out buildings stood. the prices are high and few lebanese can afford to buy here. these developmenteds are not marketed to locals but sold to wealthy buyers from the gulf. saudi arabia alone accounts for 85% of foreigners investing in property in lebanon. it would appear saudi arabia interest in the property market is declining sharply. through 2015 the number of sales to gulf citizens dropped by around a third >> it has to do with the
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political tension since the break out of war in syria. a lot of people lost interest in the lebanese market, but they made a handsome profit in lebanon for a long time. >> reporter: whatever the case, since war broke out in neighboring syria five years ago, gulf investment in the higher end of the property market helped keep the industry relatively stable, but over the past month an escalating dispute between the lebanese government and gulf states has rattled the economy. the tensions over the gulf cooperation's concern that hezbollah is becoming too influential in the region. the shia dominated movement is lebanon's most powerful political, social and armed group. it is also aligned with iran. last month the saudi arabia government cancelled billions of aid to the forces and the g.c.c. issued warnings to its citizens and declared hezbollah a terrorist organization, making
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concerns that lebanon investors could leave lebanon altogether. others say it is unlikely >> i can assure you whenever the political situation, you will see them back directly in 48 hours because we have a lot to offer them. >> reporter: one of the more curious aspects of beirut's restored down town area is that many of these apartments sit empty. the gulf citizens who own them only come here once a year during the summer months, but in the tension between the g.c.c. and government don't ease, not only will these properties that are currently under construction sit empty once completed, they may not have anyone to buy them the rain forest in bangladesh is a protected world heritage site, but there have been three environmental accidents there in the past two years, including a major oil spill. our correspondent reports on what is being done now today to
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protect this sensitive area. >> reporter: in the late afternoon of march 19, a barge carrying more than 1200 tons of coal sank here. that's not what these men are working to value vaej. instead they're still securing the coal from another cargo vessel that sank in this area back in october last year. >> translation: we have to be very careful when we're lifting the coal out. if you move it around too much it can dissolve and spread in the water. >> reporter: the barge that sank this month was carrying almost three times as much coal and salvaging that wreck is expected to be slower. it was the third time in two years that a vessel carrying coal or oil has sank in this protected stretch of the water. the bangladesh announced a ban on cargo vessels in the river. a ban had previously been announced in 2014 after a large
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oil spill. only to be lifted last year. >> translation: this is the only route that connects the port to dakda. it was a huge blow to the country. >> reporter: it is the largest mangrove rain forest in the world. it has become the forest of large protests. environmentalists are not just angry about cargo, but also the impact of a coal power plant that will be built 15 kilometers from here >> it will be totally unprotected. it cannot be called development project. >> reporter: the government says the coal plant is vital to meet the country's growing energy demands. with economic needs competing it environmental concerns, the rain forest looks set to remain the center of a tug of war between
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