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>> al jazeera america presents camp last resort on al jazeera america >> this is the true definition of tough love this is al jazeera. hello there. i am felicity barr. this is the news"newshour" live from london. >> devastation in nepal after a huge earth wake. more than 1300 people are killed. nepal please for international help as a race against time to save the survivors. also ahead. the battle for aden. the efforts to repel theho houthi efforts.
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marching against police brutality, police rally in baltimore against the latest death of an african-american man. man a re-creation of the red army's journey to berlin. i am zoe cummings. this is sports. barcelona to fiona to increase the pressure in the spanish title. a state of emergency has been declared in nepal after one of the most powerful earthquakes to struck the country in decades. trying to reach people buried under fallen buildings. the injured were treated outside in the street. fear of aftershocks and more collapses meant it was the
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safest place to be. the quake destroyed monuments and historic buildings. have a look at the bimson tower in kathmandu. this is after the tremor reduced it to rubble. the epicenter was between kathmandu and pokara. many were injured. two people were killed in bangladesh after the quake's tremors hit. tibet and china felt the impact. six people died in tibet and two chinese citizens were killed at the nepal/china border. of course, the hardest hit area is kathmandu. more than 630 people were reported dead in kathmandu
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valley. sabina reports from the capital. >> reporter: it's the most powerful earthquake in nepal for decades. people described wave after wave of tremors. the army sifting the rubble brick by brick, looking for signs of life as well as bodies. the number of people killed is rapidly increasing. hundreds of bodies have been recovered. >> this is a calamity of tremendous proportions. they asked people to come so relief can be sought. people can be contacted if rescue is needed. we are trying to do whatever is best possible at this hour. >> hospital beds have been set up on the streets and in the wards, treatment is basic. nepal is asking india to send mobile medical teams.
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the worst damage is anin old kathmandu. many are blocked are rubble making it difficult for rescuers to get in. a 19th sent truly tower has been docked down. only a stump remains. tourists were climbing the tower when the earthquake struck. >> there have been multiple aftershocks. some quite big and people are afraid to go back to their homes as darkness sets. most people have come to these public spaces and built a shelter. it looks like a storm is also coming and people are bracing themselves for a cold and wet night. >> what is an -- if an earthquake comes and we don't have the chance to run? we will be buried alive. me and my family haven't been back since the earthquake happened. we are too scared. >> around two and a half million people live in kathmandu valley. there are reports whole villages
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have been destroyed. nepal is facing a major disaster and it's asking its neighbors for help. sabrina, al jazeera, kathmandu. >> parts of india have also been affected by thequake. the focus of the aid operation is to supply as much relief as it can. >> the focus, though of this particular relief operation even on the indian side has been providing as much help as possible to nepal. at present over the course of the day here in india, you have had four air force planes that have taken off and landed in nepal with four tons of aid. more is expected to be sent from india through to nepal over sunday and the days ahead. we are also seeing some scale in terms of the ground mobilization of resources from india. indian rail weighs sending 100,000 bottles of water by rail to nepal.
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there is quite a historic link and significance between the two neighbors, nots just because of geographic proximity but also because of the population keeping in mind many thousands of nepalese live in india and many indians live in nepal and work there. >> i am joined by fatima lusha. thank you for being with us on the program. what information are you getting from nepal, itself about just how bad the situation is in the worst hit areas? . >> i think it's a tough situation on the ground. we are seeing from all of the television pictures how strong the destruction is. we have people on the ground. we have offices in nepal in various areas spread across the country. we have been trying to account for our staff. there are still some people we have not been able to contact, but we are gearing up for a massive aid operation.
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what is at stake is, for example, food. we have food trucks on the ground in the country. we are also mobilizing our regional emergency teams. one thing that is very important in a situation like this quake, if it happens, people as you can see in the pictures they are standing on the streets. their houses are destroyed. they cannot cook anymore. so we are bringing in these high energy biscuits. it's 450 calories. it keeps you alive. you don't need water. you don't need to cook anything. and we have those in other countries, and we are getting ready to bring those in. the u.n. also is sending in assessment teams. we are part of that as the world food program to really see what needs to be done. but it will take a lot. it will take a lot of logistics. it will take food water, shelter. nepal will need help for a long long time. >> indeed. one of the reasons the world food program is already in nepal is this is a country that already has a lot of poverty and suffers from under development. doesn't it? >> yes it does indeed.
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we are doing a lot of work. we are taking care of some half a million nepalese families, women and children and, you know, who need to help desperately. the world food program has been on the ground in nepal for over 50 years and that's why we have the presence there. but there is also another interesting factor through all of this. just within the last four weeks, we together with the nepal ease government built a humanitarian staging area at the international airport there for exactly this kind of disaster. we have been working for years now on being better prepared for these kind of natural disasters so that we have staging areas the british government has given us money for that. and we are coordinating with our other emergency teams in the region. see, what happens is if a country gets struck like this, you need to bring aid in from the outside and we have these humanitarian response depots
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that the world food program is running on behalf of the u.n. where we have everything you need to do a big intervention. you know storage warehouses technical equipment, it equipment, satellite phones. all of that is needed. [containers. so we have our expert teams who have a lot of experiences in this understand by their working on it the teams will be going in on sunday and coordinate with the people on the ground. >> how does that coordinate and work because, of course as we know, when we see a natural draft disaster like this, many aid organizations rush to try to help. but it's important that coordination does take place. exactly. i think we have gotten very very good at that. and we always learn from past disasters. you basically have the whole international community coming together there, meeting, and everything is responsible for a different area. one organization might do the shelter. the other one might do water. the world food program does food
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and we help with our logistical expertise. all of the other aid organizations, so that we all can work together that it's done e firnlt, smart, that we can bring, you know, the aid workers and the supplies that are needed. and if you want to help if this is something that touches you go to, and make a small donation. everybody can chime in and can help as we watch this disaster and the aftermath unfold. it doesn't take much to make a donation and we will urgently need, you know huge amounts of funds to take care of this operation and to take care of the people the people we serve, families like you and me who now have lost everything. >> we wish you the best with your operation. thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> well the quake triggered an avalanche near the mount he haver est base camp telling at
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least 10 peopleeverest base camp telling at least 10 people with more than 800,000 visitors heading to the company, most come from trekking and himalayan mountain climbing. from the alpine rescue service, he says rescue efforts are now well underway. >> we will be immediately arranging for the rescue mission and given the weather conditions if it's favorable, we will leave immediately and go to the gateway to everest. we will arrange our rescue. our ground rescue team is already in operation. the huge difficulty we face is in terms of communication problems because without communication, it's very hard to coordinate and given the intermittent problems we are facing in fact, you know the telephone lines are sometimes switching on and off and we are trying to sort this thing out. but i think it's being felt all over the nation and that is why it's a bit hard for us to, you know to reciprocate
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information. >> joining me from glocgloucester who has climbed everest many times. what are you hearing about just how bad the situation is at base camp at the moment? >> hello, you are live on air. i am checking if you can hear me. >> that's a shame. we are going to try to reestablish our connection with him. let's try one more time. it's felicity barr. we are live on air. can you hear me? >> i can. >> we have our communications with you now. you know the area very well. you know base camp very well at everest. just how bad is the situation there now? what are you hearing from people you know? >> well the same as your guest
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said. communication has been challenging today, a combination of bad weather, a realignment of satellites manying satellite is tricky. it's hard to get a good grasp of exactly what the situation is there speaking to people there this morning, from what we can gather firsthand information is a number came caskcadeing down the peeks this morning and created a did he have 125i9ing effect on base
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>> very bad weather there. helicopters can't fly in and out of base camp. the situation at base camp right now would be pretty desperate. >> a terrible situation, a busy time of year. many people at this time of year attempt to climb everest. don't they? >> they do. i mean we are coming toward the end of april. it's pretty much peak climbing season. at base camp, itself and this does surprise people sometime. there are probably 1,000 people or so at everest base camp. some of those people eventually will be higher on the mountain as they get climbtized for climbing everest but everest base camp is swell happily to perhaps even 1,000 people at base camp. so a lot of people there.
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it is peak climbing season. it's only pretty much april, may and it may be september/october time where there are climbers at everest base camp. so this terrible terrible situation has occurred at exactly the wrong time in terms of human fatality. >> yeah. it's a desperate situation. we appreciate your insight into what life is like there at the moment. thank you for joining us. >> it's a pleasure. all right. still to come on this al jazeera news hour more migrants arrive in italy after being rescued in the mediterranean. people in togo head to the polls. will it be a third term in power for the country's current president? continuing to prove he is the man to beat in barcelona. the first syrian activists
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say rebel fighters have taken control of a strategic city in the country the's northwest. the fighters took over in idlib prove incident. the group is targeting towns nearby. at least four people are dead after three car bombs exploded in iraq close to the border with jordan. the blast reportedly happened in the western part of the country. the victims all were members of iraq's security forces. isil said it carried out the attack. >> it's been almost a month since iraqi government forces drove isil out of tikrit but many residents are still too scared to return fearing sectarian attacks. there are also signs of looting and arson. the government says some members of the popular mobilization forces are responsible. >> i am from tikrit. i tell the people and the families to return. we are your brothers.
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the conditions are good and your neighbors are returning. >> to yemen where saudi-led airstrikes have tafrtd houthi positions in aden. the forces loyal to the former president have been trying to push their way into a district northwest of aden. here is the latest. >> reporter: rounds of artillery target houthi fighters along the coast coast. in aden fighters from popular resistance committees loyal to president hadi are trying to present the port city falling under houthi control. these men have never had military training but for some it's the first time they are using a weapon. most of the men here have nothing but this gun. they have never had any kind of training but thank god, the
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resilience has been heroic they are the ones keeping the houthis from controlling aden. on the outskirts of aden battles continued, south of sanaa. local resistance fighters were able to push back the houthis. in the area west of the capital, army units and local resistance fighters attacked other houthi positions. >> we call on those to join us and go ahead and do it for yemen. >> reporter: fighters loyal to president hadi have been on the offensive in the last few days. they have been pushing forward in sanaa in areas largely controlled buy houthis and loyalist supporting the deposed president. al jazeera.
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egypt's president has extended the emergency in the rest of the sanaa region by a further three months. state television announced el-sisi's decision since the emergency was declared in october. >> followed two separate attacks that killed more than 30 soldiers. three israeli policemen have been hurt after a car rammed into them in east jerusalem. the incident happened on the same day israeli security forces shot dead two palestinians in separate incidents involving knives. there were clashes near an east jerusalem checkpoint after a 17-year-old allegedly armed with a knife was killed. police say he was shot when he tried to attack officers. the palestinian youth agency quotes witnesses as saying the soldiers provoked a scuffle. they say the police shot and killed a palestinian man who stabbed a boarder officer in the west bank. he was stabbed in the head and chest and was taken to hospital in a stable condition.
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about 350 migrants have reached the italian port of al gusto on the island of sicily the latest to be rescued by the italian coast guard. they were picked up from different boats around 60 kilometers off of the coast and transferred to an italian naval vessel. in a separate incidents, 18 people were rescued by tunisian fishermen. barnaby phillips has more from theski key side in the ses sillian port of algusta. >> these are some of the more than 300 african migrants, many from somalia who have been coming off of the italian naviship. the come and can't here in the port just before nightfall. they were picked up in the mediterranean in three separate incidents t i have to say they looked very tired and exhausted to me. many of them have been walking with some difficulty. when they come off of the boat they get some sort of instant
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medical assessment there, and then, it's a sit-down in rows here in the doc. most of them are men, but there is probably at least 30 or 40 women amongst them, and i have seen one little girl. now, the aid organization save the children has told us that they have had a very harrowing journey, that many of them were held in a detention camp in libya for several days and that a number of children died in that camp just before they embarked for europe. well now they have arrived. they are taking their first steps on european soil but this is by no means the end. many of them want to leavittly and move further north into europe. and so this is just one stage in this exhausting long and dangerous journey. >> before they set sail from libya, many of the migrants have faced long and arduous journeys
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across africa. ethiopia is one of the main sources. every years, hundreds of desperate people hazard smugglers sea and desert. >> almost everyone here knew at least five young men killed along the my grant by isil in libya last week. they were headed to europe through a well-traveled smuggling route. the plan was to cross the mediterraneanian sea to italy. in the neighborhood where three of them grew up many joined their families in mourning. they were inconsolable their pain hard to you describe. >> they were looking for a better life. many of their friends here are also desperate to leave. those we talked to said that life is difficult and staying in ethiopia is not an option. >> these are some of the childhood friends who saw them off two months ago. they hoped to follow soon and
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even as they grief, they have not abandoned that plan. >> i know they are all sitting here. it's better than being stuck here i know my life will be better when on i go. >> mikel attempted the march. he never got to his destination. they were turned back at the libyan border. he said smugglers failed to agree on a payment for the boarder police. >> the smugglers are brutal. they don't care about anyone. they only care about money. they treated us
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badly. >> demonat any raters have taken to the streets of baltimore nearly every day since he died on april 19th. attorney is shabaz explains why these rallies have been organized. >> the goals of this rally and march is so that the residents of baltimore can articulate their demands against police brutality and articulate their
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feelings and their sentiments about the freddy gray case and, also the goal of this day's rally is that national leaders and organizers can explain the freddy gray case in the context of the national epidemic of police killing amongst black men. >> al jazeera is live in baltimore at one of the rallies. tell us what's going on. >> what happened was a series of marches went through the streets of baltimore and have now converged here at city hall. we say about a couple of thousand people actually have converged right now here there are a lot of speeches clearly asking: what happened to freddy gray? one of the marchers or several marchers emerged from west baltimore where freddy ray was arrested and had three of hez neck vertebrae broken. he sustained a smashed voice box and 80% of his spine severed by the time he got to the police station after a rather cism
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rcuitous route in the a police wagon. the police are hanging back as they have throughout the week of the protests. it's there at city hall we will get the initial findings from the police as to what may or may not have happened. it will be presented to the mayor in city hall. however, speaker after speaker here keeps on saying when a genocide is being committed against you -- and that's what many people say is happening in the u.s. against blam peekople why would you ask the people committing the genocide for answers as to what's actually going on? i am here actually if you walk over here, there is one of the other organizers from mr. mr. shabazz, another organizer with us as well. what are the specific demands now today from these thousands of people here? >> all right. first, i would like to say thank you all over the world for listening to the problems we are having here in america. america has an epidemic of police brutality. one of the demands that we want we want an all independent civilian review board in every
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city and every district. we do not believe that the police can police themselves. we know they cannot police themselves. we want to make sure that anybody and everybody that is involved with any type of police brutality is suspended without pay pending the outcome of an investigation. we have a whole list of demands that we want put into legislation. we want the blue wall of silence to be knocked down. we want the good officers -- and there ain't that many of them but we want them to be able to stand up and freely speak out against any brutality without any. reconciliation, anything coming out against them. we want all of our legislators that are running for office in 2016 to make this a national issue. we want to know what hillary clinton is going to do what she is going to propose to deal with this epidemic. and what jeb bush is going to do. what are you going to do? >> thank you very much. that's the point that this isn't
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just about showing the disgruntlement of what happened in this case of freddy gray but specific demands developing since the killing of michael brown last august in ferguson missouri a national movement with really specific -- with a specific political platform. >> live at the rally in baltimore, thank you. still ahead on this newshour more on the earthquake in nepal. we will hear from a humanitarian expert about what urgently needs to be done now. iraq's ghost city. visiting tikrit which bears the battle scars of the battle between isil and government forces. last minute matchic. champions league football.
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powerful earthquakes to strike nepal in decades between kathmandur and the city pokhara. it triggered an avalanche killing 10 people at mount everest base camp. tremors were felt across the region. in india 34 people were killed while two died in bangladesh. tibet and china were also affected. in cathmandu. >> reporter: i am outside my house. i don't see a light at all. >> really causes a lot of trouble in the rescue operation, but just to let you know nepal as a country, we witnessed load sharing every day about 18 hours a day and with this situation at present, it's blacked out. when i was walking yesterday evening, we could here people moving around trying to see how they are able to rescue people
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by themselves. but however, we have been alerted by the local media as well to not to -- to remain safe but the announcement from the local authority, don't get into houses including myself and family and numbers neighbors inside the house. so, the organization we are concerned about the most vulnerable children who have been impacted by this massive, massive earthquake. a lot to be accounted for. i was just -- some of my friends and staff, in the aff, in the
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. again, it's one of the big challenges. not only is the country vulnerable to a number of different disasters but the people that are in the country are suffering from a range of different social and economic troubles. there are high rates of poverty. one of the real big challenges
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actually when you are trying to think through what kind of disaster risk management practices do you need? really ultimately, you need funds to be able to do that. that's quite challenging, particularly in a country where they suffer from repeated disasters and those disasters are setting back development gains. >> i guess one add vant alan might be the fact that there are already many charity aid organizations already actually working in nepal. and they do know the country very well. they have the contacts i guess. >> yeah. definitely. i think -- i mean we have seen from the footage, it's inwhich he hadbly important for international efforts to be supporting local organizations as well as the government. they are the first responders. when you look at the communities that are actually in the rubble trying to dig out friends, family colleagues, they are the people that we really need to be supporting. >> and the long-term future of nepal, as you say, it seems having to recovery from disaster after disaster. there were building efforts -- the rebuilding efforts that go on have to be efforts that
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actually make sure the buildings can withstand another earthquake earthquake. they are to be better buildings than exist already? >> yes. i mean there is a lot of efforts particularly by the government of nepal to do what we call build back better which is essentially use the opportunity of the aftermath of the disaster to really think through what needs to change and in particular i think, the kathmandu, they are going to be more stricter. >> is that difficult in an undeveloped country where the infrastructure isn't so good? is it difficult to enforce that with people who are very poor and obviously going to build buildings as cheaply as they can? >> yeah. that's exactly the problem. there are good policies in place to actually think about how you build and how you, you areban eyes safely. the challenges are not enforced. suddenly enforcing them is not necessarily going to help because we need to think about why are families living in particularly vulnerable areas. often it's not free choice. people don't live in areas exposed to disasters because they want to be affected. they live there because they
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often -- they have no choice. >> great to have you with us. thanks for coming in. >> thank you. >> it has been almost a month since iraq's government forces drove isil fighters out of tikrit. but now many residents are still too scared to return fearing sectarian attacks. >> tikrit remains a ghost city. many parts of it destroyed. there was fierce fighting between isil and the government forces backed by shia pera militants. battle scars are everywhere. there are also signs of looting and arson attacks carried out by the malitias. the government admits some members of the popular mobilization forces committed these acts. it says it will hold them accountable. security forces here say all pera militaries have left the cityara militaries have left the city city. they are calling on people to return home. >> i am from tikrit and i tell the people and the families to
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return. we are your brothers. the conditions are good and your neighbors are returning. >> al jazeera's request to accompany the popular mobilization forces on a trip to tikrit has been pending for almost two weeks. but our camera person got in and was able to film inside the city center. no families were sound. signs written by isil fighters have been crossed out. the the new stories, signs and flags may reflect the sectarian nature. some residents we spoke to on the phone say the burning of property is still ongoing. many live outside of the city. they fear attacks if they return. military are in tikrit but away from cameras. isil fighters are also present and still fighting in the surrounding areas. the big battle for tikrit could be offer but winning the trust of its residents is not easy. >> reporter: people can't return now because there is a
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lack of basic services. water pipes are broken. there is a shortage of electricity. there was a battle in tikrit. execute is good. there are no there are no popular mobilization forces or isil but it's an issue of restoration of the services. >> on the outskirts of tikrit we found this family. >> we came back three days before tikrit was liberated. it was fighting. we came back to our home thank god. >> the fight against isil is not over. many people feel they are caught between isil and government forces backed by shia para militaries. >> there are growing fears what happened in tikrit could be replicated in the city of mosul and anbar prove incident. isil remains strong there. but winning back the trust of the people in tikrit and other areas could prove to be much harder than winning this war. omar al saleh, al jazeera, baghdad baghdad. polls have closed in togo where the current president is the clear favorite to win a
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third term. he has ruled since 2005 taking over from his father who was in charge for the previous 38 years. a report now from the capitol, lomeh. >> the voter register isn't perfect according to observers. the candidates have agreed to it. 3.5 million people are casting their ballots across togo. a street trader is one of them. >> we want the country to move forward. everything is going okay so far. >> the election campaign has been dominated by the president. in the capital posters and billboards for the ruling party are everywhere. he wants a third term in. something that's become controversial in africa. togo is one of two countries in the west african region without a constitutional term limit for presidents. two bills have been put to parliament. nothing has been passed.
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>> very soon the country moves in that direction so that we are also what we do here is in conformity with what is going on the rest of the western. >> voting has been calm and peaceful. it's what happens next that people are worried about. >> we always have problems after the counting. so we are praying everything goes well. >> this time around local election monitors will be able to compare their results with the official results. there is also a new system for collating the result. the government says this is results will be published quicker. opposition parties say they don't trust the system. some opposition groups have boy boycotted the vote. the main opposition leader cast his ballot in a suburb of the cap capital. a similar situation in the neighboring area is still on
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people's minds here the president was forced out of office when he tried to change the constitution so that he could run a third time. but togo is hoping for a peaceful resolution to an issue which opinionbservers say eventually will have to be addressed. al jazeera. togo. >> a group of russian bikers are on their way towards germany despite a warning from poland that they won't be allowed to cross its border. the night walls are a pro-kremlin motorcycle gang. with tensions warsaw considers that planned trip along the second world war route to berlin to be provacative. error chal lands has been there to meet them. >> revving up for the summer season these are russia's most notorious bikers. they sport the look of outlaws, rebels of the road but born to be wild? not these days. now, they ride for russia and
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christianity. >> our values are based upon the same thing on which our country is based. it's orthodox religion. >> leader of the pack is alexander, the surgeon. he is on a u.s.-sanctions list for involvement in russia's takeover of crimea. at the wolves clubhouse, he showed me his favorite bikes and articulated his belief in a destructive, secretive force attempting to control world affairs. >> there is a new technology now which can destroy almost as much as a nuclear weapon. it's
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>> a measure of currenttentions that an eu country is so on nervous about a few russians on motorcycles and it's a measure of modern russia that a legitimator-clad biking gang is one of the government's staunchest allies. rory challands,ages al jazeera. >> on the path to a better future hoping to be chosen as the new turkish cipriate. fears of another eruption. we will hear from people in southern chile living under the shadow of the volcano. could this man spark a west indies collapse? we will have more in the spovrt.
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♪ hello again. turkish cipriats will vote to choose their next president. whoever is chosen will be concerned with the future of the divided island. a report from northern cyprus. >> reporter: it is a starting point on a path many people here say should have been taken a long time ago. they are walking together with a man they believe will take them on the road to a better future. it is election time in the self-declared turkish repuckblic p two candidates vying for the leadership of this enclave only recognized by turkey. he wants that to change. >> related to the relationship between turkey and the cipriats
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community. there, i would very much like to see a kind of a more brokerage relations rather than mother/baby. >> they want lunches with a world in a united country. >> it is the last day for campaigning before sunday's run-off vote. they believe it is. diplomatic efforts have picked up to find a solution to the conflict in cyprus. the challenger is dervis dervis arugula. he wants it to be the mother land and cipriats to have their own. it will doesn't mean economics. >> it would be better and the turkish cipriats have all of the connections with the world through teshingey. >> the difz are deep at a time
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of international interests in reviving the peace process. the turkish ciprian community beliefs those involved can gain economically and politically if this island reunites. >> we have the exploration and the an exploitation of the natural resources in eastern mediterranean which can best be utilized and be viable if cyprus reunites and her political relations with turkey normalizes. >> the opening of ports, market did and the potential off-shore oil and gas reserves can bring huge potential and while people herein differ on politics they are united in the hope of ending their isolation. north earn cyprus. >> authorities have downgraded the likelihood of another major eruption of the chilean volcano. people have been evacuated from their homes and airlines have cancelled flights. local people living in the shadow of the volcano:
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>> reporter: like a sleeping giant, the volcano awokened. it reminded chile 43 years of lying dormant is a capt nap. the more than 10 million-year-old volcano erupted suddenly late wednesday. now, many of the 4,000 residents were forced to evacuate were briefly allowed to return to the so-called red zone to check on their homes and clear roads and roofs as best they could. >> i came to remove the ash from the roof so it won't collapse. we are nervous and don't know when we will be able to return home. >> a state of emergency remains in effect in towns and cities near the area. >> the volcano is very unstable. it could erupt again. actually, it is still in eruption but i mean to be larger
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lava flows, mudslides and explosions that could put people's lives at risk. >> as the volcano continued to bell much huge clouds of volcanic ashn in the direction of argentina where air traffic has been disrupted, here volunteers distributed food and water to those trying to salvage their belongings or simply find their pets. these cows are sitting in what 48 hours ago were lush green pastures. now, they and other livestock are also being evacuated. >> there are at least 600 animals that we need to take elsewhere because there is too much ash and they will starve if they remain here. >> most of this volcanic ash looks and feels like a collection of little stones as you can see. absolutely everything here is covered in it. the worst part isn't try to clear this all away which could take as long as a year.
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it's the uncertainty about whether the volcano will go back to sleep or whether it will erupt again at any time. >> that's something experts tell us only the volcano knows for sure. lucia newman al jazeera, encinata chile. >> it is time we caught up with the latest sport. >> thanks. we start in spain where barcelona are 5 points clear at the top of laliga. opening the scoring to continue here is a 1-sided derby against espano. messi added a second for barca to claim a 2-nil win. >> elsewhere, maddid con solid dates their place in third while levane took a step further from the relegation zone with victory. barcelona's win put pressures on real madrid in their challenge for the spanish title boosted by their champions lead
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quarterfinal success mid-week. south on sunday needing a win to keep pace with the leaders but real has to contend with another lengthy injury list and trailing by 5 points with four games left to play. the coach knows his side can ill-afford any slip-ups. >> to win and get through to the semifinals was important sunday's match, we are going to play with renewed energy. we need to think about the league matches. it's difficult to read la liga. it's career barca have more chances. sunday will be a very complicated match. they are playing with dinism. we must try to win this game. >> english premier league manchester city needed a late victory. it strengthens their hopes for next season. an early mistake from the villa keeper put city ahead in the third minute. alexander made 2-nil in the
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second half. dino claimed a third for city to move them up to second. >> i don't think that it was fortunate because i think that we didn't play well today. villa played well especially with estaban. the set pieces so i don't know why we are going to be. they scored two goals. >> tottenham came from behind twice at south hampton to win a valuable point in their securing european football. a hard-for the win at crittal palace while local hopes were dealt a blow as they were held to a goalless draw by west broom. >> very difficult. i feel that we certain of the six games, we needed to win 5, i felt, that they saw one. 5 to go to win them to give ourselves a chance.
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>> you never know what happens above you. that's the thing with football. you just never know what you have to do is make sure you keep the pressure on. >> after manchester city's win arsenal need to beat chelsea on sunday. second place. chelsea nine points clear the top with six games remaining and there will be champions if they win next two matches. ahead of the match, chelsea manager jose morino is keen to play down the rivalry. arsen wenger. >> for me i don't feel that. i just feel he is the manager of a big club in the same city where i work and i live. it's a big club with the same objectives that we have in the competitions we play and because of that has a bit of rivalry. but for me, it's no different
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than when i was with the milan manager. >> james anderson inspired england to a nine-wickett wind over the west indies on the final day of the second test in again againeda. the most of a ball to rip through including that of craig brath weight. he claimed two catches and a runner as the windies were 407. his performance left england needing 143 to win and target easily reached unbeaten 81 from gary ballance andat alister cool cook. they lead 1-nil and it gives them their first test win overseas since 2012. defending champion s haiku ri to the final of the barcelona open. the top seed was up against pizan. the only previous meeting between the two was last year's french open. s haiku ri was barely troubled
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throughout the match. his backhand closing out a 6-1, 6-2 victory. >> i was expecting more a more tough match. i played first and second set. maybe he was, you know, a little bit tight. but yeah. i was really aggressive and i wanted to play, you know what i want. so i was really playing solid. >> he will face the final spaniard who pulled on a surprise victory. he claimed 7-6, 6-3 win to see him into the final. he is delighted there. that's it for sport. >> thank you for that. you can catch up with the sport and news of course on our website. the address is thanks for watching "the newshour." i will have more news in a couple of minutes. bye-bye.
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