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twitters, facebook google+ and >> hello welcome to the al jazeera news hour live from our headquarters in doha. coming up, egypt's president calls for an international coalition to intervene in libya a day after cairo said it struck isil targets there. >> a missed deadline in east he were ukraine where fighting continues despite a ceasefire. >> not a very warm welcome for russian president value pass in
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budapest. >> kicked out thousands of afghan refugees living in pakistan for decades are being deported. >> we are getting reports that rebels in eastern ukraine have taken control in debaltseve where fighting has been intense in the last couple of days despite a ceasefire in place. we will get you more details on this breaking news story when we speak to our correspondent later in this news hour. >> in libya fighters loyal total recognized government in tripoli are trying to restore their authority. fighters are headed to cert. all of this comes after egypt
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launches airstrikes in libya for the retaliation of the beheadings of 21 fighters it says was linked to isil. some viewers might find images in the report disturbing. >> victims of egyptian airstrikes, jets bombarded the libyan city monday, killing a number of people. the casualties included children. egypt says its military struck training camps and weapon facilities belonging to groups linked to isil. now it is calling for a u.n. resolution for intervention in libya. the military campaign happened after the apparent beheading of 21 egyptian christians captured in libya. the strikes were carried out with the support of the u.n. recognized the government in tabruk, one of two rival bodies
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vying for control. >> if there were any terrorist groups on the egyptian side and we were ail to hit them, we wouldn't hesitate to fight them. it's the same thing that applies for egypt. for groups who commit such crimes borders aren't going to be an issue. >> libya's political leadership is fractured and legally installed government in tripoli criticized the egyptian airstrikes. >> this horrible assault on this terrorism that's been conducted by the egyptian military represents a violation of sovereignty and is a clear breach of international law and the u.n. charter. >> the attacks draw egypt openly into the internal complicate across its western bored pepper it's beefed up security at home, deploying force to say guard towns and major highways and it's facing calls to bring its citizens home from libya. there are reports that a group of fishermen were kidnapped two
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months ago there now held by forces loyal to the government. it's not just egypt concerned. the e.u. is plan to go hold talks with the united states and egypt, while france and italy warn if unchecked in libya fighting groups some possibly linked to isil could be at europe's doorstep. >> the egyptian president al sisi said the international community needs to step in. >> what is going on in libya could change this country into a bleeding ground that will threaten the whole region, not only egypt but the mediterranean basin and europe have to deal with this problem because the mission was unaccomplished and unfinished for our european friends. we abandoned the libyan people.
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>> militias allied to the legally installed government in tripoli, libya's capitol say they are head to go cert to restore the governmental institution stolen by fighters linked to isil. what more can you tell us about the fighters trying to head to cert and what is the situation in mizrat? >> the rebels and the brigades that is part of the national foundation government in tripoli have already started heading to cert and regained control over the areas taken over by isil in the city of cert.
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you can hear all the recitation and isis, and abu bakr al-baghdadi, the head of isil in iraq. we are getting reports from cert that foreign fighters have recently joined fights in the city of cert. >> we are hearing that demonstrations are expected in miss misrata where you are. >> people are just preparing in the main square for the
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demonstration at the demonstrations today as we heard from people here, there is no sign that there's going to be celebrations today especially with this anniversary of the revolution that coincide with the military and political -- military complex all over the country. >> thank you for that update. >> the former british ambassador to libya said isil is not the main problem libya is facing. >> well in a sense it's a side show. it's not the key problem in libya, because although these
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islamic militants who have aligned themselves with the so-called islamic state, the main problem is the failure of a much broader selection of libyan factions to agree to work together. what's happened is that many, many factions, number hundreds, have grouped together more or less into two opposing coalitions, one of which supports the government, which claims to be in charge in trip lip and the other the government which claims that be in charge in tibruk. i think you have to ask yourself what was the motive of the people who committed this terrible atrocity, the murder of these egyptian christians. it's surely that one of the motives is to provoke a strong reaction the security council
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immediately reacted to the killing of these people by calling for strengthening the political process which is being led by the u.n. representative who's been bringing together the various factions in libya for political discussions about the future of libya. that's the process we ought to be supporting, and that's the process the security council have said we are supporting. >> a military source has told al jazeera that houthi rebels in yemen have been shipping weapons. houthi fighters ever controlled the area since october. the shipment was transferred north to the houthi stronghold. houthi took over the capitol in september and dissolved parliament early we are month. there's been resistance, demonstrators want houthi leaders to respect a u.n. security council resolution for them to hand back power. it also demands the release of penalty hadi and the prime minister who are under house arrest. let's get more live from the
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southern city of aden in yemen. what more can you tell bus these reports of russian-made weapons that are head to go houthi controlled areas are they destined for the houthis? >> that is what we understand. we understand as you say that the vessel arrived and that carried russian weapons that were intended for the houthi fighters and it has reached its destination. also what we understand, there were at least between 15-20 fighter jets that flew into yemen's air force base that were transferred a few months back and now in the past 24 hours they were flown to the houthi strong howstronghold in the north a clear indication of the houthis attempt to go beef up their
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military might not only on the ground but by air, as well. the significance of the fighter jets for the houthis is obviously it gives them that long reach that maybe they don't have on the ground to reach eastern and southern cities in yemen which so far they have failed to capture or to take control of. all of this, as you say when the other side of the political divide is trying to put diplomatic pressure on them, the houthis are increasing their military might. >> in deed and we have this u.n. resolution of course which has called on the houthis to hand over power. the opposition factors in aden expressed disappointment at this resolution. what they are doing? what efforts are they putting together to deal with this and its aftermath? >> so far it seems they've done what they can they've united, i should a statement or a charter that's an agreement of understanding how to govern
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those areas that are under houthi control and they've essentially stretched their arm out to the international community to help them, hoping that the u.n. rather than issuing a resolution that condemns the houthi power grab, that the u.n. would essentially threaten military intervention if the houthis don't relinquish power. there's a huge disparity on the ground, one side having the weapons, one having support provided to them by it appears russia and even iran and there was reports the iranians supplied them with vessels carrying fuel to help their operations on the ground, and the other side not having any of that. it's important to know that the u.n. resolution initially was stronger and called this a coup and had the potential to be filed to require u.n. intervention but russia watered
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it down so the word coup did not appear. the issue is one that is regional and international, as well. >> very complicated situation in yemen. thank you very much indeed. >> to afghanistan taliban gunmen and suicide bombers killed 20 policeman. the local government said a guard was killed at the entrance of the police headquarters. at least two suicide bombers blew themselves up inside the compound. eight people have been wounded. >> let's go live to nicole johnson, who joins us from kabul. the fighting is now over, but the death toliver high. >> that's right. some of the information we can give you is that the attackers were wearing police uniforms and the two suicide bombers detonated explosives, one in the dining room, one at kitchen.
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this happened at lunch time, when the police station was very busy. it was in the headquarters of the provincial station. what's significant about this attack i guess it's a big attack. it's a very big hit to have killed some 20 police officers. it should also be a secure location so it's a strong message from the taliban to the afghan government and force that is they can hit anywhere, anytime. it's significant because of the timing of what's going on at the moment. a couple of days ago the afghan government started a campaign against the taliban a military campaign in the southern part of the country where the taliban is strong, areas like helmund and kandahar. they started that ahead of the spring offensive when we see the afghan security forces are taking on the taliban. this is a very big year for the afghan security forces, because it's the first year that they're pretty much fighting the taliban on their own.
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most foreign forces with drew last year, so now this is the real test for the afghan security forces to see how they can stand up and manage to fight against the taliban. >> thank you very much, nicole, for that update, nicole johnson live for us in kabul. >> in neighboring pakistan, at least five people, include ago police officer has been killed in an explosion. this happened close to the city police headquarters in the eastern city of lahore. 25 other people have been injured. nobody has claimed responsibility for the attacks so far. >> still ahead we're in senegal where traders are looking forward to making money again after ebola in neighboring countries took its toll on the economy. >> taiwan calls on company to say share profits with their young workers. >> in sport, new zealand's struggle against scotland at the cricket world cup. all the action later in the news hour.
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>> government forces have taken three towns in syria in the province of aleppo, but fighting kings on the outskirts rebels say they're sending all available reinforcements to the area. the government was backed by iranian fighters during the campaign. >> the leader of lebanon's hezbollah has called on his military wing to increase its presence in iraq this time. his forces were already fighting isil in syria. he also said hezbollah will not retreat from syria. >> i say to you who call on is to retreat from syria to go together to syria. we might not have talked about iraq before. we have a modest presence in the early phase and a sensitive phase in iraq, but i say let's
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go to iraq and let's go now. >> i >> >> it comes as a surprise to people in iraq. i've spoken to iraqi and european sources unaware of hezbollah fighters being in any kind of number here in iraq. they are likely here in advisory capacity to the shia militias here. they do play a role in damascus, there to protect key shrines there. the shia shrines have always been a red line. if they got attacked, they'll send it ground troops. it's likely there may be a small can tin vent of less's blah fighters in a training role with shia militias but not in the front lines according to people i've spoken to. the shia militias are once again
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in the spotlight. they were accused of beating a key senior m.p. and killing 12 sunnis in baghdad, leading to a suspension that still goes on to this day. the sunni block suspended it's part in pavement. very intense negotiations going on for the last few days in parliament looking at the need for an investigation as to why this took place and whether there is as need to disarm the shia militias here in the capitol, baghdad. >> new dealt is set to debate on whether to deploy troops to help fight islamic state of iraq and the levant. it would perform a non-combat role but critics say a deployment would be a mistake. >> this was the public invitation to a fight many suspects new zealand had signed up for long ago. last week, the first iraqi
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foreign minister visited here and called on his new zealand counter part to send troops to his country. >> the notion has always been that there would need to be some invitation that we would needle to feel if we were welcome. >> according to the government, any troops it decides to send would be to help train iraqi soldiers. it's performed similar operations in afghanistan. it is, according to the prime minister john key the price of belonging to the club, a reference to the intelligence alliance that includes the united states, australia, great britain and canada. it's also about payback. last year, iraq voted to include new zealand on the united nations security council. some people worry that new zealand is losing its independent reputation that has at times seen it take a bold stance against some of its much larger allies, like the banning of nuclear armed or powered ships from entering new zealand
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waters in the 1980's, a move that certainly upset the united states or it's condemnation of the u.s. led invasion of iraq in 2003. opposition member of parliament fill golf was the minister of foreign affairs at the time and said the current government is making a big mistake. >> we need to go down a different path. the government has not taken into account the relations of history. >> agencies were given greater powers to monitor people and prevent people from leaving new zealand to join isil. the chances of attack here may be low but as the military prepares to join the fight in iraq dangers overseas may increase. >> journalists business people, diplomats who are within the reach of the islamic state and that extends heavily into libya present egypt present in algeria. >> the government said the decision on what's likely to
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ablong deployment will be made within weeks. al jazeera. >> reports that rebels have taken control of the ketone of debaltseve in eastern ukraine there's been fierce fighting between the ukrainian army and separatist rebels since the ceasefire took place on saturday. some conflicting reports about whose really in control of debaltseve. what are you hearing? >> conflicting reports about the situation in the important town of debaltseve. we are about 10 kilometers from debaltseve at the moment on a hill top overlooking the whole area. we can see smoke rising from that town. a large plume of smoke total west of it, which is likely to abgas pipeline hit by a stray
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shell and caused a large blaze there. ukrainian authorities claim that their soldiers still hold crucial railway station in the middle of that town. the separatist leadership claim that their forces have seized the railway station. piecing together the information that we have and trying to make sense of it, it would appear that the separatists have ceased the artillery bombardments of the soldiers and instead taking it to a street by street urban warfare, trying to push the soldiers out of that town. i don't think it's true to say yet that they have seized control of the whole town. certainly the ukrainian authorities are denying that at this point in time. >> if this were to be the case, paul, what would it mean for the ceasefire? they've missed one deadline to
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withdraw weapons from the front line. what would this all mean for the rest of the ceasefire? >> once the battle i think for debaltseve is resolved, whichever way it goes, then the ceasefire can actually take hold. the difficulty that we have at the moment is with debaltseve continuing to the disputed, and its fate yet unclear neither side of prepared to withdraw heavy weapons because they say the precondition for withdrawing those heavy weapons that is a ceasefire in place and holding is non-existent. while the guns continue to fire. while debaltseve is being battled over, then the heavy weapons will not be pulled back. whichever side finally consolidates control over debaltseve then once the guns fall silent, then the other things can start to take place but at the moment, debaltseve is the key. >> thank you very much, paul. for that jump date.
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that is al jazeera's paul brennan on the line from donetsk. >> european finance ministers are meeting in brussels to talk about greece's financial bailout for a second day. an ultimate item was issued saying the country must extend the current program. the new finance minister says the plan is absurd, but that he's confident a solution will be found. >> we know in europe how to deliberate in such a way as to create a very good solution, an honorable solution out of initial agreement, but now you would allow me to go to an investment bank meeting because i am very excited about this. investment is the main game in europe it's what is going to deplete the forces which are blowing ill winds everywhere in the continent and just like the central bank is the pillar of stability, the european bank is excellent for investment in recovery in europe.
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>> taiwan's ruling party is calling for new law to say ensure companies share more profits with their employees. a generation that had once benefited from a growing economy is now facing a lack of job opportunities. harry faucet reports from taipei. >> there are end of year office parties and then there's this. it's the lunar new year approaching, electronics firm is thanking employees for their efforts with a multi-million dollar bash. they hand out prizes ranging from $3,000 to a new car. in taiwan, the feels like the real winners are getting ever fewer from economic growth. >> with a bachelor's degree and masters, she thinks her future lies working overseas.
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>> it's like a ticket for to you enter the job market, not the guarantee for finding a better job. then another difficulty that is even if i find a job, it is not good enough for me to live in taipei. >> the gross domestic product per captain at a have shot up by have but wages have plateaued even though big companies have prospered. >> the headline economic number hides a persistent problem relatively low wages and poor job opportunities. with many big companies choose to go base themselves out of mainland china. more than half of taiwanese products are on these days made on the mainland. >> sooner or later the
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department or high level have to move out with this manufacture -- >> a banker who moved to hong kong 10 years ago said she misses home. >> hong kong is very efficient but it's all about work. taiwan has more balance in life. >> for more to return, taiwan will need to rebalance its labor market. celebrate, its 7,000 taiwan based workers in china it he ploys 90,000. >> time for an update on the weather now with richard. news of a tropical sky clone hitting australia. >> that's right. it's the season right in the heart of the tropical cyclone season for australia.
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2011, we had tropical cyclone hit the coast. if you look at the satellite imagery down to the parts of the southeast, we've got a circulation at the coral sea which will impact the coast of greens land and new south wales. a tropical cyclone called lam. it is a pretty potent affair. at the moment, we've got sustained winds of 100 kilometers an hour, gusts up to 140. it's moving slowly towards the west. they have evaluated people because they are expecting the situation to get much worse. it's going to roll in roundabout 08:00g.m.t. thursday. we are looking at gusts of winds
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of 70kph. we could see several hundred millimeters of rain causing severe flooding. >> thank you very much, indeed. more mike grants out of the mediterranean. we have the latest on the mission to save those from violence. >> just over 5% of the money donated to gaza after the war with israel has been delivered. we'll find out why. >> breaking another record, why lance armstrong won't be pleased within one. just stay with us.
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>> stopping the spread of isil in libya egypt launched air raised on suspected isil targets in retaliation for the beheadings of 21 egyptians. >> houthi rebels in yemen have been shipping russian made weapons through the port city. the shipment is said to have been transferred to the houthi stronghold. >> conflicting reports out of eastern ukraine where rebels claim to be in control of the key railway town of debaltseve. that's where the ukrainian army and rebels have been engaged in fierce fighting since the ceasefire took effect saturday.
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the ukrainian army is saying that the rebels are not in control of debaltseve. >> now to the italian coast guard, saying that it has rescued 275 migrants from boats in the mediterranean sea monday. more than 2,400 people have now been rescued in the last 48 hours. some have been taken to the italian island of lampedusa. we spoke to a migrant there who made the journey from darfur. >> how have you been treated here? >> i understand that here is freedom, justice and quality. a boat and another boat, i am alive. they got me food, they brought
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me out here. i am so happy because they brought me food and i eat and i drink and they got me a good bed, and i slept. really i am so happy. they are very kind people. they are not going to tell us any unkind words. they only tell us kind words. >> thank you very much. he is among the thousand migrants who are here at the reception centered. they will have to be moved on to the mainland or to a center with more capacity. this center was still closed when they arrived here, undergoing major restoration but according to at least looking at the last couple of days there may not be the last migrants who arrive here on the island of lampedusa. >> thousands have marched in the streets of budapest to protest against vladimir putin's
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upcoming visit to hungary. demonstrators are angry at the close relation to say russia, preferring closer ties to the european union. vladimir putin will arrive to sign a new energy deal. we have a report from budapest. >> this old russian tune affairs hit for everyone who lived behind the former iron curtain. these days, though, hungarians have mixed feelings about what russia and president vladimir putin has to offer on his visit to budapest. >> it's not a good idea to make bargains with putin no. >> they need to work together to get some kind of consensus. >> it makes sense to solve our economic and political problems with the european union. >> putin is not a communist. >> communism is still a dirty
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word in hungary and you won't find many soviet symbols except here. >> tens of thousands of soviet and russian troops last their lives liberating budapest from the nazis in 1945. this monument pace tribute to them. hungarians also remember the soviet backed communist repression and invasion of hungary in 1956, following the uprising, so the relationship between moscow and budapest is historically a complex one of antagonism and depends. in brussels and berlin, alarm
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bells are ringing. among complaints, some believe russia's president and hungary's prime minister depend on each other. >> for putin this is important in terms of showing that he has friends. this is crucial because political rule depends on it. >> joining us now for more on the russian president's visit to hungary is a hungarian activist live from budapest. thank you for speaking to us. i understand that you've been part of demonstrators the people have taken total streets to protest against this visit.
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why that is? why are people that you've been protesting with worried about this visit? >> these people want to belong to the europe and to the west, not to vladimir putin's autocratic state. people voted to join the european union and then the vast majority wants to belong to europe and not to russia, so the people's choice are very clear in this situation. in the field of values, the people want to join europe. >> it is interesting that putin has chaisessen hungary for his first state of the visit at the start of the ukrainian crisis. what do you think his agenda is? >> well, he can now show that he's a pariah within the e.u. member states. that's why i think self
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respecting e.u. country shouldn't let putin in, as he's a warmonger in the ukrainian crisis. yesterday, there was a young lady from crimea, telling that she went to her hometown and found a different country there. this is a terrifying thing for us as handgunary was invaded by russia in 1956. he was a so-called big freedom fighter for himself. he hated the russians and now he's making place for vladimir putin, so this is a very flip flopping policy that we won't accept. >> victor has said we don't want to get close to anyone and don't intend to move away from anybody. you don't believe him when he says that? >> he wants to play on both sides, but he can't play on both sides where there's a war on your neighboring country. so mr. orban is doing dirty
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politics. you can't do what he is doing. actually what he is doing is energy dependence, so he'll be very dependent on vladimir putin and long term gas agreement what he wants to make with russia is very bad for our country, because we can't use the market force to bring down the gas in the long run. we already had the interconnectors. we don't need a long term agreement with russia. >> russia provides 80% of the oil products and 70% of the natural gas consumed by hungary. can your hungary really afford to do away with russia? >> in the past years the gas consumption in hungary has changed due to making investments in it, and actually,
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we have the past agreement for years we have still enough gas so we don't need to make a long term contract, and if you make the long term contract, the benefits of the interconnectors of the european market cannot be used so maybe we can use the same russian gas but if we have the interconnectors, we can make a better agreement. has to decrease the price after they build their independence. >> thank you for being with us, joining us live from budapest. >> thousands of afar began refugees in pakistan are being deported. this has been an issue in the country for years but come to the forefront following a deadly taliban attack on a school in
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pashawar in september. we visited one refugee camp in. jalala in pakistan where even registered refugees are being pressured to leave. >> sitting on the outskirts the refugee camp has been home to over 3,000 afghan families. they have lived here for decades. however, after the attack on the army public school, most were told to leave. then of them registered here and can stay here have been told they will not be able to stay in pakistan. >> olive branch has been given at time so everyone can make an easy move. >> while the pakistani government says it wants to improve its relations with
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afghanistan, a lot will depend on what they are able to do with population that have been living outside their country for decades. these people have set up small livelihoods, businesses and they will have to pack all their lives in order to go back to an uncertain future in afghanistan. >> there is no future for our kids. >> if the government of afghanistan and pakistan are sincere and want to solve the problem of these refugees, then they will have to do much more than what is being done right now. >> the u.n.'s representative in palestine says just over 5% of the money pledged to rebuild gaza after last summer's devastating war with israel has been received. five months ago word leaders promised over $5 billion for reconstruction redevelopment and government assistance.
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about $2.8 billion of the pledged money was ear marked for the first three years of rebuilding. the offer's heading up the government reconstruction efforts said so far it has only gotten $300 million. >> joining us now via skype from buckingham is roger vitl, an international development consultant. thank you for speaking to us, roger. so many countries presented significant pledges for gaza, the u.s., qatar among others. why are the donor countries not fulfill their promises? >> i think one of the problems of this particular initiative was that a lot of the money was linked to the end of the blockade, which has not happened, and therefore a lot of donors with massive plans for reconstruction haven't been able to commit the money. that is one major problem. if you look at the immediate
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humanitarian response, that hasn't been as bad as the figures that you gave. last year, although it was a huge gap almost 50% of the direct humanitarian aid for the palestinian territories was dispersed, but if you look historically, five years ago, it was 70%. a couple of years ago, it was 65%. we are now down to half the amount that has been pledged so there are major major difficulties if the particular region of achieving the aid objectives. >> it's not just gaza, is it? it's also haiti. when the earthquakes struck in haiti, it took years to get the donors to help haiti. how do you explain these different cases?
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>> i think one of the reasons is that there are a huge number and a growing number of emergencies in the world. if you take the global figure published by the u.n., only about 6% of all appeal funds are met and dispersed. some countries indeed it has been even lower than the amount we are talking about in relation to the cairo conference, in 2007 a u.n. appeal produced only 2% of the amount pledged. this is a huge, huge problem this growing humanitarian need that the international community simply are not meeting throughout the world. >> is there anything that the receiving countries can do to make the donor countries disperse their financial commitment a bit more quickly? >> yes certainly they can shame them into honoring the pledges.
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they can try as best they may and it's different in different countries, to try and organize and facilitate the harmonization and alignment of what donors want to do with meeting the needs of the people. one of the problems with international aid is donors very bad or not so good as working together with other donors, and if more aid money was spent on building the capacity of local organizations to help facilitate the aid coming in, that would be very good. if you look at a country like bangladesh in recommendation to response to flooding, there's been enormous progress in the last few years in being able to prepare themselves for major flooding and the efficiency of the aid going into meeting those needs has expanded and improved
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immeasurably in the last four years. >> thank you. >> carnival celebrations have turned deadly after a parade float carrying a musical band ran into electrical wires in the capitol port-au-prince in haiti. 18 people died and more than 40 others were injured. >> trade in west africa has taken a significant hit, because of the ebola outbreak in sierra leone, guinea and liberia. senegal decided to reopen borders with guinea to make up for some of the economic losses. we have a report from the border. >> it's a long and dangerous journey for muhammed and his men. they'll traveled from southern guinea across ebola infected regions, carrying two tons of
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fish. >> we don't want to hear about ebola anymore. it has destroyed everything, including our trade. >> they're head to go senegal hoping to sell their fish. they are not sure if they'll be allowed in. for the last eight months, senegal has closed its border with guinea to prevent ebola from spreading. the route is used by traders and the closure has hurt trade. >> closing borders is not a good thing in order to fight a disease. you're causing panic you're cause ago lot of stress on the economy, on people to go through moments of tensions, so there are treens criticize the closing of the border. >> measures have been put in place to stop the spread of the virus. there is no temperature checks
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here, just a request to wash their hands before they step into senegal. customs officers do a thorough inspection of their load. >> we've seen so much traffic coming through. they're carrying coffee, spice honey, fruit and vegetables, essential goods for senegal. >> their destination is a few hours away, one of the largest wholesale markets in west africa. in reopening the border, senegal is reopening trade for those who suffered economic loss because of ebola, sending a strong message to the rest of the world saying it's open for business and it's safe to come here. >> there is no ebola in senegal but just 400,000 tourists came to visit here. >> ebola is as much of a health crisis as an economic one. even if we get rid of the virus tomorrow it will take months if not years for some of us to get out of the economic loss caused.
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>> they hope people won't afraid to buy their fish. as ebola spreads for senegal the risks of reopening the border out weighs the cost of keeping it closed, at least for now. al jazeera at senegal's border with guinea. >> still ahead afghanistan prepares to make they are cricket word debut, we see how the team is inspiring a new generation. on.
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>> before we go to sport, just some breaking news out of egypt. we are getting reports that the former egyptian president mohamed morsi is to get a fifth trial for incitement to murder this according to judicial sources in egypt. morsi face as number of trials and cases since he was overthrown last year. let's get all the sports now with jo. >> thank you. cohost new zealand have made it two in the contradict world cup. scotland proved to be a tougher test than expected. >> after victory over sri lanka new zealand fans expected a win against scotland. it looked like that wouldn't abproblem when the scots lost the top four batman in just the first five overs. scotland would be bowled out for
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142. despite 38 from williamson, the black cat struggled. they lost seven wickets at regular intervals in their innings. new zealand still managed to claim the victory with 25 overs and three wickets to spare. >> got scarier than we wanted, i guess. we ran into trouble but we got the points and the job done, so pretty satisfied. >> chase that go small total might have been a little cricky for them and it might have changed the way that their natural game, you know, would usually be, so i'm not sure what other teams will make of it, but from a scottish point of view, we're very proud. >> despite running the hosts close, scotland has still yet to win at three world cups.
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>> afghanistan's cricket team makes its world cup debut. the team has risen quickly. afghanistan has high hopes. >> the pitch is almost ready for the first interschool cricket tournament playing in the semifinal match in orange and blue. a bit of last minute strategy before the match begins. then it gets underway. this is one of afghanistan's most dangerous provinces and security is a main concern for the players. >> if a player is wealthy, he is afraid of being kidnapped if poor he only thinks about his financial situation and most are in bad economic shape. >> so is the government. the national budget release heavily on international aid so
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there's not much money for sport. >> we don't have grounds and we don't have the proper gear to practice. we asked government to pay attention to sports,s especially cricket, so we can develop. >> local officials say the sport helps keep young men out of trouble and gives them something to aspire to, like a spot on the national team. most of the national team came from. >>jalalalabad. >> play is played in pakistan and brought it here. now we have academies here. there should be academies in every province so boys can play and serve their country. >> the players have high expectations for there hometown heroes. the dreams of their fans rest on
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the world team foremans. >> the fact that afghanistan is playing with the best teams in the word is an achievement in itself. afghans will be cheering them on every step of the way. al jazeera kabul. >> the champions league returns to action tuesday with a big game in the french capitol. the star striker has been told to keep his shirt on for this match. he stripped his shirt off to promote a campaign against world hunger. apparently the names were temporary, but the stunt saw him receive a yellow card in a match where two other players were sent home. >> with a continuing conflict in eastern ukraine champions
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league campaign resumed by playing 1,000 kilometers away from home. they host 2013 chance in the leg of a tie. it will be the first contested match in 13 months. >> disgraceddiclist lance armstrong may have set a record, but this one he won't be pleased with. he must pay $10 million to a former sponsor after lose ago lawsuit. it's thought to be the largest award against an individual in u.s. history. he was taken to court by insurance firm sec promotions who paid him bonuses for winning the tour de france seven times. he later admitted to doping and was stripped of those titles. he will appeal. that is all the sport for now. >> stay with us on al jazeera. more world news coming up very shortly, including the latest on the situation in eastern ukraine. stay with us.
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>> conflicts reports about who controls the eastern ukrainian town of debaltseve where the army said there's been fierce fighting despite a ceasefire. >> this is al jazeera live from doha. also on the program egypt calls for an international coalition to intervene in libya a day after they struck isil targets there. >> more rescues at sea the number this year alone at 6,000. >> kicked out thousands of afghan refugees living in pakistan for dec


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