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everything that can tolerate mosquitos to eliminate them. >> reporter: but with the on set of a hurricane season
the conditions are right for the virus-bearing mosquitos to thrive and spread, tom ackerman, al jazeera. >> still to come on the news hour turkey has relations but a rift over the war in syria. argentina vice president faces allegations he abused his pour when he was economy minister. and the owner of the l.a. clippers is not giving up his club without a fight and we will have all the details in sport. do stay with us.
♪ welcome back, top stories on al jazeera, the speaker of the parliament says rebel fighters have cake encontrol of all of the northern province and government buildings have been ceased and the province's largest city and freed 2 1/2 thousand prisoners from jail and the karachi airport is trying to recover from assault on monday and taliban claimed responsibility for the latest attack which targeted a training camp for the airport security forces. angry relatives of victims of south korea accused captain and crew of being murderers and it started as defendants arrived for the start of their homicide and negligence trial.
now, a group of ruwanda rebels in congo surrendered and the country is home to a number of armed groups which all are vying for control in the minimal-rich east. f.d.l.r. has been active in the region since the 1994 genicide in neighboring rwanda when fighters fled to congo and accused of widespread rights abuses forcing thousands to flee their homes. catherine has more from the area in south province. >> reporter: these are some rebels and families that have come down from the hills that surround the village and kept in this camp temporarily. the biggest question and the elephant in the room is where do they move from here, where will they be taken to especially the rwanda and the option is to take them back home, this is a very politically sensitive issue and some accused of participating in
the rwanda genicide two decades ago and a bit skeptical of going back and saying they will go back if the government of rwanda commits to sitting down and politically negotiating with them. a lot of people you will talk to here say and will tell you this is a very tall order. another plan that is being suggested by the congoleze army is to prove them away from here to a province of a central african republic and the province and the idea is to get them as far away as possible from areas they operated in and from the part of rwanda. >> and we have the project director for the central africa at the international crisis group and she live now from nairobi and thanks for joining us on al jazeera and seems like one step at a time is the way to secure regional security and forces seem to be doing the job slowly and carefully.
>> well, for the moment what we can say, that the surrender, the voluntary surrender of f.d.n.r. is a response to threat of the international community that was recently made by the special envoy so it's not that there have been some very military operation that triggered that surrend surrender. the surrender is response to the resent community of the special people that say all f.d.n.r. commanders have to surrender or the forces including the international and we go after them. >> reporter: most of the problems on the eastern border with rwanda and uganda and seems securing that particular area and that expanse is a very difficult job to do, it's a huge area. >> reporter: well, it's definitely a huge area and there
are many armed groups than the f.d.n.r. but f.d.n.r. are actually very important in the situation right now because the u.n. and the brigade say they are to neutralize the armed groups and what was next after m.-20 that was neutralized last year what is the f.d.n.r. and so for the moment there has been diplomatic pressure on f.d.n.r. but not much military pressure so we are going to see how many are going to surrender of those surrendering are not only the sick and the weak, basically the fighter and if they are really fighters so for the moment it's quite unclear to know the p.r. exercise by f.d. nfrn.r. to del the military operation or a sign of good will. >> if this is a sign of good will we see f.d.n.r. hand in
their weapons, which is the next group in your opinion to follow suit if they do at all? >> reporter: well, there are a lot of groups, meaning congolese armed groups to surrender. i think at the moment i will say by your reporter the situation is very unclear because the f.d.n.r. are asking for the opening of a political dialog with congolese and congolese opposed to that. so what is next, the next step is very uncertain. the international community would like most of the f.d.n.r., the commanders to surrender and some sort of opening of a dialog with congolese but this is very, very unlikely so that is why the f.d.n.r. people who are the mobilizing in the army now are some sort of protest basically for the f.d.n.r. commanders to see if they can have some sort
of arrangement and dialog with congolese or if they cannot. >> we will see what happens certainly in the coming days at the moment and terry from the international crisis group and thank you for joining us. now iran's president is in turkey on a rare state visit, the two countries had strained relations in the past few years due to difference thes in the conflict in neighboring syria and we report from ankeror. >> reporter: leaders visited turkey over the years but this is the first time in almost two decades head of state was received at the presidential palace in ankura and both countries attached importance to rohani's visit to turkey capitol and they may be unlikely partners but iran and turkey are putting aside political differences on syria and focuses on what brings them together, business and trade. >> translator: the iranian president came here with many ministers and a powerful
business delegation and i believe it opens a new era in economic relations. >> reporter: there was no mention of a new era in political ties. this growing cooperation does not signal that both countries are any closer on syria. there are deep divisions over that conflict with both countries supporting rival sites. iran is a strategic ally of the syrian government and turkey has been one of the fiercest critics and supporter of the opposition. it was clear iran has not changed its policy on syria, and rohani welcomed the president assad and the vote that turkey and western allies called illegitimate. >> we agree what is important is police and stability in both countries and the fact the will of the people should be recognized in both cases. >> reporter: but these meetings were never really about syria. iran is eager to keep turkey as a commercial partner, after all
it is still under sanctions in the absence of a deal with international powers over its nuclear programs but those sanctions have not stopped them using an indirect system to purchase much needed iranian oil and natural gas and that is why turkey is a financial lifeline for iran as its new leadership tries to end its international isolati isolation. >> isolation with western countries especially the united states developed to some extent. and this improvement of relations make turkey easy to enlarge, to deep the installations. >> reporter: smiles and handshakes and statements and describing the meetings as a step on a new path and pledged to work together to stop blood shed in the region and stop what they call terrorism but neither side said how they intend to do that, i'm with al jazeera.
argentina vice president is in court over corruption allegations and he is accused of using his position when he was economy minister to buy a bankrupt company that won a contract to print currency and we have more from buenos ares. >> this is the first time called to answer a judge's question and says he has done nothing wrong and happy to battle his way of the throngs of waiting media and hundreds of his supporters. >> translator: i've got no doubt he is innocent. if the justice system finds something i will see but now i will support him, support him with my life. >> translator: there is a group of economic mafia behind this printing company and this hearing is all a show. i hope afterwards the adjusted will be investigated because they are all mixed up with this.
>> reporter: and he is accused of abusing his position while he was the economy minister to help resurrect the bankrupt printing company and later benefitting when it was given government contracts, one of them to print bank notes. argentina is focused on what is going on in this building behind me, not just on whether the vice president is guilty but how independent this court is from the pressures exerted by the government and its supporters. the accusations levelled by opposing politicians and in the media have been hanging over him for the past three years. side tracking his political career and hampering the operation of the government. >> so there is a very strong opinion against him which has been around for a while. and i think it's definitely hindered his career, his future. in fact, when he was considered for vice president it was partly because he was deemed not good
enough to run for the mayor. >> do you think this demonstrates the judge is working independently or is under great pressure from the argentine government? >> strong public opinion supporting the cause and wanting them to act independently and want to see if they will, if they do it's waiting for the first to drop and this is the expectation we have today in argentina, will the courts be able to act in an independent and strong way. >> reporter: the judge will hear others accused of involvement in the case before deciding in the next few days whether there is enough evidence for a full-scale trial to go ahead or there is not and mr. abdoul will be able to pursue his career. >> reporter: to europe where a mini summit is underway in sweden between a select group of
e.u. leaders and merkel and david cameron and dutch are there along with a host and it is a meeting on job correction and thought the main job under discussion will be the next e.u. president and cameron talked about this. >> we want to see a european union that is more open and competitive and flexible and one that does less pointless interference and also effective in helping to get growth in jobs. obviously there is a link to that agenda and the people who should be running these institutions but this meeting today is really about content, about what europe should be doing in the next few years but i would make this important point of principle which is that the democratically elected leaders of europe should choose who should run them rather than accept a new process which was
underway on thursday and comments come as they are investigating the corruption of the 2022 bids and will make the final announcement whether to rerun the votes in either september or october. and the world cup organizing committee denied any wrongdoing. ♪ matters on the page and most of the teams are adopting to the conditions on the training ground after arriving in brazil. the host against crotia when he twisted his ankle in training and at the barcelona player got back to his seat and resumed his drill which was also released to teammate who hopes he will dominate in the up coming games. >> translator: i think that any team that could depend on mesi
or a name must be happy and it's a sign you have someone you can trust on your national team. i would like to say this has results but if we say there is depend ens i would prefer that than not and hard to depend on a bad performance on the other team to be successful. >> reporter: they originally refused to board their plane because of dispute over pay and they settled into their surrenders before the start of their training and cameron opened the campaign against mexico on friday the 13th. the squad arrived in brazil ahead of the competition and the first match is against costa rica on saturday and they will wonder if they will be fit on time following the knee surgery and the coach had this to say. >> translator: we don't have
deadlines. in an official statement since the surgery it's said he will not miss the world cup but we have to monitor all the time how he is feeling. until then it has gone well but it's necessary to do stringent tests. l.a. clippers doneled sterling will fight to keep his franchise and with drawing from a deal to see ceo of microsoft to take over and wanted him to sell after racist remarks made public will and $2 billion had been negotiated by his estranged wife who is also a coowner but 80-year-old sterling has now hit back and refusing to sell he has a lawsuit against the n.b.a. for $1 billion. and heading to south beach later on tuesday as miami hosts game three against san antonio with the series locked one a piece. if the spurs get ahead they will have to figure out how to stop
lebron james and scored 32 points in game two and levelled the series and two-time defending champions and going for the third successive title. >> since we got together, and our first year together we kind of struggled with that, you know, and you learn from experience and, you know, from that loss of our average we have been able to kind of understand that tomorrow is the thing we need to focus on. live in the presence and how to get by with it. >> reporter: the kings are one win away from winning the stanley cup and taken 3-0 lead over new york rangers and jonathan was in good form making 32 saves on game three and got the lead from jeff carter in the first series and didn't let it split and added two more in the second and rogers wrapping up a
3-0 victory. >> it's an exciting time of the year. it was exciting the first round against san jose. this is the way you play hockey, to play in the playoffs. so i would say, you know, nothing is done, nothing is finished. we still have a lot to work on. and we do know the fourth is the most difficult so we have a lot of work to do. tour de france and super ball and say they are in multi-billion dollars but a few hearty souls are setting off on a race with no coverage and no sponsors and no cash at the finish line as rob reynolds explains from california. >> reporter: they are off and what may be one of the most grueling sports events ever invented, the grace pacific race with competitors from around the world rowing from california
hawaii a distance of 3900 kilometers, you heard it right, they are rowing the whole way, no sales, no motors, just muscles. this is the canadian group practicing before the race began. >> the great race is the first human powered across the pacific and have 13 crews representing ten different countries and it will take them between 1-3 months and it's hard, hard, brutal but brilliant. >> reporter: unlike many other sporting events there are no big corps pretty sponsors ready to spin athletic sweat to gold and put up their own money for it and he is a 33-year-old part-time actor and self proclaim proclaimed adrenalin junkie. >> reporter: spent three times what i have in the bank so i am
flat broke now. >> reporter: and she says there is no prize money either. >> people keep driving past and saying what is the prize money and this and that, honoring glory, there is not much else. >> reporter: race organizers say safety is their top priority and each vessel has satellite phones to call for help if they run into trouble. at a time when many sports have become multi-billion mass entertainment the great pacific race reminds us that some athlete adventurers compete not for money or fame but to simply prove themselves and out of love for their sport. in addition the rowers are fundraising for charities ranging from autism research to fighting ocean pollution. of all the dangers that lay ahead from storms to sharks to sheer physical and mental exhaustion and matt worries most about what is behind him.
>> the thing i fear the most is butt pain, i'm concerned how my butt will fair. >> reporter: no ocean tv coverage but viewers can track racers' progress on line, rob reynolds, in california. the world cup is just days away but the hockey world cup is entering its final stages in the netherlands and england and the late penalty beat belgium 3-2 on monday and take home group with england needing the win and opponents requiring a draw and it was the belgium had 7 minutes left and 3 minutes later enough to give england the win and see them through to the final four. and there is more on our website and check out al jazeera.com/sport and that's it for me, i'll hand you back to
phil. >> thank you. and an artist known for making mundane into art will open an exhibition in london called 512 hours and it will see her wandering around an art gallery and phil has a story. >> reporter: the world of art and there is something storm every one from the old to the new to the unusual. it is rarely about following. in london it's about following hair, 67-year-old, the self-titled grandmother of performance art and this is her performing, wandering around a room, just walking, for eight hours a day and she will do this for two months until she has clocked up 512 hours. >> i tried to create the charismatic space where the people can come and feel differently and everything is material and all you do is feel it. if i don't make people feel then
i fail. >> reporter: this was his last major performance, four years ago 7 o-0 hours logged just sitting in a chair at new york museum of modern art and people flocked to sit with her and it's an artist people cannot get enough of and her work is very unusual. some say basic and others say slightly surreal and one performance involved this. drinking a glass of water very, very slowly. another involved taking a packet of rice and counting every single grain one by one. the original took six hours to complete. some people find this highly emotional, thought provoking. others look on with a since of be wilderment and amusement and
under that one question that comes up time and time again, can this, can any of it really, truly be described as art? >> she is an artist walking around an art gallery and that is enough to make it art. take it outside into the park and it no longer becomes a work of art. >> reporter: and her working day will mean no breaks for food, just eight hours of constant walking and reflection and she begins on june the 11th, i'm phil with al jazeera, london. >> interesting stuff. a stamp could fetch $20 million u.s. dollars in an auction in new york and this is thought to be the world's rarest with only one in existence. the stamp will be auctioned off on june the 17th. and more stories on our website at al jazeera.com and we have more news coming up, on the al
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