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on al jazeera america >> this is the true definition of tough love [music] >> hello there you're watching the news hour live from london. coming up in the next 60 minutes the iraqi defense ministry said its troops have pushed back isil forces. thousands arrested in myanmar. students take to the streets to demand more rights and academic freedom.
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hillary clinton breaks her violence on the alleged misuse of e-mails but denies breaking the rules. and clearing the path, the future in eastern ukraine they will remove the remnants of war. >> and in real madrid, they're not been given an easy time by german side schalke. >> for the first time in months the iraqi army is seizing it from fighters those loyal to the islamic state in iraq and the levant. it's seen as a final hurdle to taking over tikrit. they have already taken the town
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of al dour. more soldiers are standing by further out. mosul is the biggest city under isil's control. jane arraf is in northern iraq and explains the army's strategy in recapturing tikrit. >> this is really the battle for tikrit. it has taken days to get to this point. they have cleared towns and villages along the way. they've taken them back and then lost them again. this is an indication that it really is an isil stronghold. tikrit was one of the first cities that isil seized. it's a sunnicy predominantly in a sunni area.
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residents here in the north of iraq in the kurdish region say they fear what could happen after. they fear there will be significant destruction in the city and they fear revenge killing prompted on revenge on those who are seen responsible for the execution of more than 1,000 military recruits. the fear is that the military and their gunmen and will be accuse as complicit. >> we go to an retired army
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officer and served under the bush and obama administrations. thank you for being here. how difficult do you think it would be to retake all of the city of tikrit. >> i think it's a matter of time. there is a force correlation over match. there are 30,000 or so, the army shia militias and sunni tribals are fighting for tikrit. there are 1,000 to 2,000 isil members in the city. with a factor of 20 times the forces it's only a matter of time. >> well, they've had a long time to prepare this area. to lay boobie traps set minds
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and ieds, and as the american army found out all too painfully, it can slow you down and take time to get through. >> how do you think isil is going to respond and they are defeated in tikrit? >> right, i think isil is being pushed back. i think they're really going to have a hard time any any serious response to this event. they may try to perpetrate some propaganda, but this is going to be a clear military defeat that is going to make it hard for them to continue their campaign that they're on the move, they're on the march and the callthethe caliphate is expanding. >> what will happen in tikrit
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itself? what happens to the people left behind who presumably are terrified after being controlled by isil for many months, and they wonder what is their future. >> we're not sure how many are left behind. the bulk of tikrit have become refugees and have fled. so it's not clear how many civilians there are left in this town that were a quarter million before isil seized. but you raise an important point, making sure that the civilians are not mistreated, and in the longer term the infrastructure of this town, which has been decimated under isil and even more so, that they're going to be need rebuilt in the future. all eyes are on this battle for tikrit, and in mosul and fallujah, they're wondering how they're going to be treated in the aftermath of these battles. >> thank you so much for your
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analysis. >> my pleasure. >> yemen's former president ali abdullah saleh has accused the current government of destroying the country. they say that they should leave the country and go into exile. >> they're marching for the first time answers the houthi control last september. here is a sign of what the houthies have been denying all along, that they are close allies. the former president along with his son ahmed displayed side by side. they called upon mohammed to run
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for president. on monday they describe president hadi, who was forced out of power as a corrupt leader and said that he should leave yemen. >> you have suspended their salaries brought their livelihood to a standstill and is this what you call a modern state? >> he's speaking to some of his supporters. his words provoked anger in the city. students burned his pictures. the reaction to the statements as well, president hadi had received dignitaryies came to prove that the city is loyal to
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him, not to the former president. a senior politician from hadi's camp also commented on the statements. >> this man is confused if he thinks he's still the president of yemen. there has been a population revolution that removed him. he thinks he can still wield power because he has stolen huge funds from the national treasury. >> and these are more of hadi's supporters marching in the city west of sanaa growing support in places like these create serious difficulties for the former president and the houthies in their attempt to overrun the entire country. al jazeera aden. >> and saudi arabia's king has referred to the turmoil in yemen since taking the throne. prince solomon came to power after the death of his half-brother.
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>> the kingdom is standing up to terrorism. with regional partners to uproot terrorism. we are in a part of the world in its problems, facing its challenges sharing the same responsibility. >> hundreds of police officers have fought with student protesters in myanmar. they were demanding greater freedoms when security forces moved in with batons. 127 people have been arrested. we have reports now from myanmar's largest city. [ protesting. [. [ . >> reporter: a sentence stand off between protesters and police turn into a tense on it confrontation.
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they're unhappy with the new little egypt law which they saycanlaw. they became anger and tried to breach the lines and dismantle a tent. it doesn't take long for the situation to descend into violence. hundreds charged protesters are dragged into police trucks and student leaders are among those arrested. the police also attack a vehicle that was being used by the demonstrators police have responded to some of the last week's protest.
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some held solidarity. last week some police in plain clothes attacked protesters. they admitted to using a vigilanty force, which is allowed under myanmar law but it is seen as a tactic by the government to break up peaceful protest. tuesday's crackdown comes after the meeting in myanmar and said that the country is sliding back backback on human rights. >> myanmar only recent ligand moving towards democracy after 50 years of military rule. during which time they were with absolute power.
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elections in 1909, which were won by the national league of democracy from nullified and the next chief spent 20 years. since there, there have been economic reforms but the pace of political change has been criticized. with me now is a political activist from myanmar who sought political asylum here in the u.k. and works for the human rights organization. thank you for joining me in the studio. how significant are those protests in myanmar? >> when you look at the whole political situation in burma when you look at the police crackdown on student protesters it is very clear that the government in burma is not committed to genuine reform and
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the promotion of human rights and democracy because this police without authority and without orders from the central government, they won't be able to get away with their crackdown on students. that's why it's so significant and shows the international community that the government is ignoring human rights in burma. >> myanmar has come a long way in the last four years and now has this semi-civilian government. how much of a set back back could you regard this as? >> in the past few years you have seen some reforms. but when you see the recent events, the crackdown on students and the burmese army continues to commit violence against women in ethnic areas
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in terms of race and violence and the discrimination against ethnic minorities, especially the rhorhinga, and all of this be many are back sliding and even the u.n. human rights president are all telling the community is that burma is back sliding. >> is this going to dissuade
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others were coming out on the streets? >> well, people in burma are very concerned about the situation, and we're already seeing as part of the student protest other political activists, and monks and journalists in different parts of burma they've taken part, and it is not just in a few cities. it happens in many cities. that's why it is very important that international communities especially the u.k. and e.u. understand how people in burma are so desperate for genuine reform. >> really good to speak to you. thank you very much for coming in. thank you. well, still to come on the program, russia pulls out of the european arms control treaty and britain warns of a growing threat from moscow. a helicopter collision in argentina leaves ten people dead including top french
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athletes. and in five out of five action from the cricked world cup as india continues their impressive form. >> at least 17 people have been killed by a female suicide-bomber in borno state. it happened in maiduguri after a bomb attack had killed 50 people. the bomb has used several times in the past by boko haram. rifery coast's former first lady has been sentenceed for 20 years in jail for her role of violence. she's known as the iron lady and was given double the sentence that prosecutors had asked for. >> she sits in court. she was once first lady of ivory coast. but in this trial she was
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described as having undermined state security. prosecutors argued when her husband lost the presidential election of 2010 she organized armed gangs after he rejected the result. in the violence that followed more than 3,000 people were killed. she and her husband were arrested in 2011 by french and u.n. peace keeping troops. he is now awaiting trial in hague. his wife simone was found guilty. >> we're satisfied that this trial took place. as for us it is a victory of justice over promotion of those who have committed crimes, random executions, and over the
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forced disappearances the way to govern. >> but her legal team rejected the legitimacy of the court and called the judgment political. >> given the proof against her this is nothing more than the political decision is to keep her out of the political game. >> ivory coast is due to hold a presidential election later this year with simone now contemplating a 20-year prison sentence her government may be limited. dominick cane, al jazeera. >> hillary clinton has been asked questions about why she used a private e-mail for work services potentially violating federal law. speaking at an event at the united nations she said she did it for convenience and had permission to do so. >> when i got to work as
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secretary of state i opted for convenience to use my e-mail account, which was allowed by the state department because i thought it would be easier to carry just one device for my work and for my personal e-mails instead two. looking back, it would have been better that i simply used a second e-mail account and carried a second phone but at the time this didn't seem like an issue. >> well, correspondent kristen saloomey is at the united nations for us. she was there to talk about women's issues. why all this fuss about her person e-mail account. >> well, remember we're not just talking about the former secretary of state but the woman who is widely considered to be the democratic front run for run for president in 2016. this is the first time that she is speaking about this issue since it became an issue a week ago. it's been the top political
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story in the united states, and in that time, i can tell you after word got out that she would be addressing the quote e-mail scandal while at the united nations a flood of american journalists descended on the u.n. getting recleanses making their way here to question her about this issue that has been, as i said, in the news for the last week. and yes she said, she did not break any rules. she was very adamant about the fact that she didn't break any rules. no classified e-mails were sent on her personal e-mail, and she turned over all of her correspondence to the state department that had to do with work. this is an issue for many here of transparency. was she tribe to shield her work e-mails from freedom of information, federal records request? and also it's an issue for some of unusually security. was her correspondence safe at a
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time when there is increasing concern about cyberattacks. she again wassed was adamant that she did not break any rules and what she did was for convenience. >> what is the state department saying about all of this? >> the state department is saying the same thing. she did not break any rules. using private e-mail was okay as long as official correspondence were turned over to the state department. and the state department asked for all former state secretaries to turn over their e-mail accounts and e-mails. and hillary clinton is the only one to do so. others said they didn't use e-mail at all. secretary of state colin powell said that he had a personal account that he sometimes used while in office. the state department is saying that she turned over all of the
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e-mails that she determined were work related. that's not satisfying critics who are saying that someone else should be looking at that to determine what is work rerated what is important and what should be turned over. they're questioning how that decision was made although this is for all state department employees, it's up to the employee to determine what is work related and what is to be shared. some are callling to release her private server to see if she did turn all relevant e-mails over. >> thank you very much, indeed. russia has ended its participation in a 25-year-old treaty aimed as reducing the number of troops and arms in central europe.
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russia once again could pose a great security threat. >> the this is what the new cold war looks like from close up. pictures from the russian defense ministry shot from one of their bear bombers eye to eye with the british royal air force jet somewhere near the british coast. the a raf took their own pictures as well. this has been seen as an out and at provocation having spent years to try to carry favor with president putin the government here has given up trying. >> we have faced with the government not joining the peacekeeping organization.
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vladimir putin fundamentally undermined the security of the sovereign nation of eastern europe. >> president putin acknowledged that crimea should be returned to russia implying that his orders sent the soldiers in. britain has been training soldiers of estonia, the only european nation to meet nato's demands of what country should spend on defense. it's easy to read these comments as a warning to the whole nato natoen. >> the worst thing that could happen to nato is that we could face another crisis, and yet again in ukraine, we would be surprised caught napping and prove to be unable to rise to the challenge. there are not many more accidents of this kind before the whole military structure of nato becomes discredited. >> the biggest cheerleaders of this speech will have been the
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former secretary former colleague here at ministry of defense in london. they're livid at the cuts of budget which would reduce staff by 30,000 and reduce their spending to less than nato guidelines. they're the biggest supporters of the controversial projects which is emblematic of the cold war with the soviet union. the replacement for the try dent nuclear missiles would cost $150 billion. people like the foreign secretary are hoping that it would send a signal to moscow that britain is not the insignificant little country portrayed by vladimir putin. >> in another demonstration six nato ships have taken part in an exercise in the black sea, it's aimed at reassuring allies of
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actions in ukraine. they say that they have gun exercises in southern russia and in disputed territory on russia's borders. both sides in the conflict are trying to clear some of the explosives from battlefields. >> the battlefields of eastern you crane are littered with the ammunitions of war. [ explosion ] as a tenuous tenuous peace fire, a handful of soldiers follow trails. >> we didn't have rebel troops here. the ukrainian army in their
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attempt, the entire house nothing is unattached nowhere. >> the afternoon begins with shells on a school roof and in the fields of debaltseve as they it has been taken lost, and retaken by fighters. this peril work is a soldier who is fighting as a separateist volunteer has lost three colleagues so far. >> if it's my destiny maybe i'm more needed in heaven. >> we were driving down this dirt road, and the rebel troops ran across in long-range rockets, the range of 120 kilometers. there is no safe way to deal with it, so they're going to blow it up right here. with a timed fuse already set they see a civilian moving close. they stop him first with a yell,
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and then a gunfire. and then... [ explosion ] all is left is the tail finish. the work will take months. even if the fighting does not start anew, but troops feel a sense of a victory over the ukrainian army in debaltseve and the international community. >> a big hello to barack obama. >> a community that has largely condemned him. john hedron, debaltseve, eastern ukraine. >> still to come on the program scientists excited by the discovery of rare fossils in libya. we'll discuss what they tell us. we'll look at international cycling as the sport faces up to its problems with doping.
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after preparing to advance. police in myanmar had been accused of using excessive force during student protest. dozens of people were injured in more than 120 arrested. and hillary clinton has admitted to using a personal e-mail address to conduct "official miss best during her timeconducting official business during her time as secretary of state. israel said a structure is illegal funds have helped to pay for shelters for bedouin communities, one family fears their home will be next. >> this family has tended their flock of sheep for generations but it's become increasingly difficult to feed them. he has had to abandon the dead win tradition of move to go greener grazing pastures
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throughout the year because he's afraid of losing his home. this pre-fabricated structure which he shares with members of his family, was donated by the europe union. he has received an conviction notice by israeli soldiers. and prime minister benjamin netanyahu has ordered all structures to be demolished. >> they gave us these caravan because the building was falling apart. they claimed that this is illegal. >> they say the homes were illegal because they were built without israeli permits. they criticized the e.u. for spending millions of dollars on the 400 structures in what is known as area c. when the oslo accords were signed israel controlled any
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future palestinian construction would require its approval. but according to independent monitoring groups, since then israel has rejected 97% of all palestinian permit requests. the top representative to the occupied palestinian territory says that the e.u. is having serious discussions to prevent the demolitions. >> for us we operate and we intervene on very clear humanitarian guidelines. no other reasons. >> palestinian officials say that the demolition orders and the rejection of nearly all building permits in area c are part of israel's policy of pushing palestinians out of the larger section of the west bank. they say it's part of efforts to expand israeli settlements which in turn makes establishing a palestinian state increasingly difficult. whatever the case, this family said all they can do now is to continue to live in the only home they have while it is still standing.
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al jazeera, in the occupied west bank. >> in iraq public protest hundreds of foreign construction workers virtually shut down one of downtown's dubai's buttiest areas. they say that their employer, arabian construction, stopped paying over time. the company said that it had cut back on overtime work. well, more than a dozen people have died in a series of bombings across afghanistan. search peopleseven people were killed when a suicide-bomber blew up his car. in the north the bomb exploded near a hospital killing five people and wounding many more. the families of three british teenage girls who secretly traveled to syria to join isil have been giving evidence to members of parliament. they're currently debating new
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laws to start airlines to carry passengers who may be traveling to join fight necessary syria and iraq. >> airline staff could have mistaken these school girls as friends off on holiday to turkey, but now we know that the girls left their families in london to joint fighters in syria. it's estimated hundreds of britains have done the same. many of them teenagers often traveling by via turkey. some girls go to fight torture and kill. eagle for stop them, members of parliament asked the girl's families what they could work for? they said there were no clues. >> we monitored what they did. who she was talking to on her phones. books, games so in that sense we feel like we had monitored as much as we could. obviously we missed something.
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>> the father of one girl had this warning. >> be vigilant not to fall under the same trap. >> also under scrutiny the airlines who carried these girls and others out of britain. the government is pushing through measures to make them more accountable. they called the authority and it could stop britain foreigners from traveling. it could fine airlines if they fail to provide detailed information on passengers, crew and service staff and stop airlines from flying into the u.k. if they fail to comply with security directions. these and other powers currently in the pipeline will enhance the government's ability to monitor and control the actions of those who pose a threat. but these girls weren't on any watch list. these measures would not have stopped them, and the fear is that more will follow in their
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footsteps. al jazeera london. >> in the u.s. the national spy agency is being sued over its surveillance programs by rights groups including wikipedia. the nsa is accused of breaking the law the way it traps into international traffic. which cankiki media say that they put off the practice of sharing sense stiff information with them. the u.s. adjust department say they're reviewing the lawsuit. >> we believe the mass surveillance of our readers is damaging to us. wikipedia depends on a culture of openness and courage for people to participate and in that context their privacy is very important. we believe that the nsa's actions are illegal and unconstitutional. >> france is warning three of its athletes who died along with
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seven other people when their helicopters collided. they were filming a popular reality show. we have reports from argentina. >> the accident happened at the end of filming in this remote region in the west of argentina. this video capturing the moment the two helicopters crashed. there were no survivors. the victims included the french winning star who won gold, silver and bronze medals at the 2012 london olympics. >> you don't really take it in. it's true, i won my 400 meters title, and then the next day the president came to visit me. even if i don't do this for that, that is another dimension. >> also on board was the yachts woman who in 1990 broke the record for the fastest solar crossing of the atlanta ocean. another was the boxer who won bronze at the 2008 beijing olympics. the remaining victims include a
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crew filming the dropped reality tv show for the tf 1 channel. the two argentine pilots also died. french president françois hollande said that the sudden death of their nationals was a cause of immense sadness. >> i think we're all moved to what happened to these athletes who committed themselves to france. one is free to think what they want about reality tv shows but once again they were there to bring something to the french people. it's sad. >> it is tragic and dreadful news, i don't know if it's a mechanical problem or a problem with the engine, so it looked like it was december ten destiny unfortunately regardless of who was on board. >> the channel tf 1 has expressed their great sadness and will postpone the show. an inquiry is on its way to the
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side 200 kilometers from the capitol in the andes range. they were challenged to finding food and water. these shows are all about risk and they're filmed in remote regions where those risks are exacerbated. a full investigation is underway into what want wrong and questions will be asked about the very nature of this kind of reality show. al jazeera argentina. >> heroin deaths in the united states has quadrupled in the last three years. the final report tracking the impact of mexican heroin in the u.n. adam rainy traveled to west virginia, the state with the highest rate of fatal drug overdoses. >> wewe had gotten to a friend of ours house. >> he meets me in the parking lot where he almost died from heroin overdose. he had relapsed like so many
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times before. >> apparently they brought me here. they thought i was dead. i was purple. >> his fellow addicts left him on the ground. someone recognized him got him home and his mother called emergency services. >> kathy stevens' daughter was not so lucky. only 23, she died from an overdose that same month. leaving behind a three-year-old daughter. >> it's like a plague. that's the only thing i can like an it to. people are just dropping dead left and right. and the sad thing is people that are already addicted to it, it's hard to help them, and we don't have treatment options here. >> the area has been hit hard by the wave of prescription painkiller addiction. but the black market pills have become too expensive, a cheaper more potent option arrived.
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high-grade heroin. >> people in this community tell us that heroin is everywhere, and they measure its destruction in the number of overdoses which happen every day. in fact, just the other day a man was found dead in the bathroom of this restaurant with a needle in his arm. in a church outside of martinsburg, we spoke with a couple who is gripped daily by an addiction. they say they want to stop, but they shoot up every day to feel well. >> you need that to be able to function, you need it to move. john has seen his girlfriend nearly die many times. >> i checked her pulse and she wasn't breathing. i held her nose, and i blew into her mouth and then she would breathe in, sat up and started shaking.
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>> i'm going to end up dying or in prison. >> a fate this nurse wants to help the youngest addicts avoid. she has worked all over the country and never has seen the number ofwhat she's see here. the number of newborns addicted. >> it's a tidal wave. unless something is done, yeah, it's going to be our biggest patient population in the future. >> a stark warning for a problem already considered an epidemic that has destroyed so many families. adam rainy al jazeera, west virginia. >> there are new eyes in the sky over washington, d.c. the u.s. army has lost air ships carrying radar designed to defends against missile attacks. but there are big concerns about people's privacy.
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>> after spending almost $3 billion to develop the project, the u.s. military has launched the first of two lighter than air vessel called arrow stats. it has been overing over an army base in washington, d.c. it's mission to identify large metal objects like planes and missiles over a 500 kilometer range in answer direction. again with a second air ship providing targeting the system is to spot a short range enemy strike. >> the ability to watch over the horizon attacks that can be difficult to detect. >> the army sees the air ships as superior to ground-missiles defense. >> we don't have to worried about terrain or buildings. >> while it's tethered to public
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highways like this one the army said it is not equipped with cameras and will not monitor civilian traffic. but some have suspicions. >> filing a freedom of information lawsuit to obtain details of the system. >> they said they're not going to integrate civilian equipment. the documents we've been shown shows contrary plans. >> the border patrol operates five smaller arrow stats along the front tear with mexico. their camera equipped and proved to be an effective tool for spotting illegal border crossings. they hope to fare better than the lighter than air programs that were scrapped at a cost of nearly $7 billion. tom ackerman maryland.
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>> libya's elected parliament said it has asked united nations to postpone talks intended to end struggles for a week. they would discuss the formation of a national unity government. the u.n. wants talks to continue to morocco on wednesday. >> libya only has two options, a political solution or destruction, and we very well know that destruction is not an option. i know that everybody here today wants an united libya, a democratic libya, a libya that enshrines the principles. >> an archeologist in libya said that the conflict has made it impossible to continue. the u.s.-based researchers say they have discovered unique fossils. they date back 30 million years
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and shed light on how environmental changes affected evolution. still to come, the latest on the champions league as the title holders try to make it to the quarter finals.
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>> poultry farmers want the government to come to their rescue. >> they are passionate about
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rearing chickens, but business is hard these days. the costs are rising, and they can't compete with the flood of imported chicken. >> you go in, and you realize that they are cutting down on production and if it continues one day we want we'll have to diagnose we want to increase production. by way of restricting top curtail the imports that come into the system. >> there have been promises of help. government promised a funding package last year. but only 2% of chickens consumed in ghana are produced here, according to the poultry association. now the government wants to increase in a number to 40%. local farmers say there is a
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long way to go. one ownershipper said that ghana may be better off concentrating on more viable forms of agriculture. >> do what you're good at, and do what you can competitively produce, and specialize on that. and in chicken ghana can never be a world player. if you go at growing poultry in ghana as a business, there are so many my minuses that i will never invest my money in it. >> but farmers say it's more than money. ghana needs to focus on needing itself. the boss says buyers need to be encouraged to buy local because they tend to go for the cheaper imported board. >> it's been done over the years. we need to tell them why.
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>> begunnen farmers say they're confident they can meet the changing consumer demands but not without government support. al jazeera ghana. >> as promised, all the sport. including champions league action. >> what a game it was felicity. yes, through to the quarterfinals of the champions league and a thrilling game with seven goals. the german side took a surprise lead. cristiano ronaldo quickly headed an equalizer. schalke led again with a forward, before halftime ronaldo replied again with another header, a record for him. and schalke came from 3-2 down on the night to 4-3 with another
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goal. butbut they would win 4-3. and a comfortable win for porto 4-0 against basel. taking on the cuban national side in a match expected to take place in havana on june. well, the president of cycling's world governing body has told al jazeera he believes organized doping by teams is a thing of the past. a report from an independent commission claim drug use is still common. cookson did con seem there is still some cheating in the sport. >> well, i don't believe there is organized doping in teams any longer, but i do believe that there are still people chasing
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and the report has told us that doping has pretty much gone underground. it does give us encouragement because it says that the methods that have been introduced to tackle doping in recent years have been effective things like the biological passport that we have, and doping and testing methods that are very much better than they were. the problem is reduced but it has not gone away. it is possible for riders and teams to compete without doping, they are doing that. they're very successful. i want to support those riders and those teams, and root out the remaining people who still think that they can cheat and get away with. the message i've got for them is you won't get away with it, we'll catch. >> you a french cyclist failed the test for the banned blood booster on tuesday. he has been suspended and could face a two-year ban. there is some action going on. german's stage two on tuesday.
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tony martin led but the group is reeled in, and grapo won for the first time. >> defending champion india has made it five wins out of five at the cricket world cup. they played ireland in hamilton. they need one more point to reach the quarterfinals, and the irish look strong. they went on to make 259. but india will always comfortable in the run chase losing just two wickets as they reach their target with 13 over to spare. fellow opener hits 64. ireland can still advance to the final eight if they beat pakistan in their final ballgame. >> i think the crucial part for
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everybody to score runs to get wickets and to bowl because ultimately is you don't really know who all you may need. it's important that they get a bit of confidence going and most of the batsman they've got a backing. >> they need to kick on with a couple of 60s and 70s. that will make things a lot easier as well, and that turns the 260 and 270 into 300 plus. >> thank you very much, indeed, for that. and that's about it from me, and the news hour team. please do stay with us. i'm back with much more news for you in about a couple of minutes, including our top story this hour. the battle for tikrit as iraqi forces advance on the racial
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