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.nnouncer: this is al jazeera >> this is the newshour live from london. the u.n. chief says he is leaving libya with a heavy heart and deep concern, over the battle for tripoli. ♪ algeria,ontinues in thousands of protesters celebrating g the resignatationf ththeir presidenent. now they y want all thehe ruling elitite gone. ♪ we look at the race to contain cholera in mozambique after a
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cyclone. ♪ in the u.k. prime minister asks for another delayay for brexit, but will the eu granted? and in s sports, and england footballer says he can't wait to quit the game. he made the comments after several high-profile incidents involving fan racism. ♪ host: hello, welcome to the program. our top story, fierce battles taking place near the libyan capital as forces loyal to a warlord advanced to the city. the u.n. does try to intervene -- has try to intervene, with the secretary-general making a -- to rival centers of power, first tripoli, home to the libyan u.n. backed government, then to benghazi, the eastern stronghold. he remains deeply concerned about the military escalation in the country.
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we have more now from tripoli. correspondent: the prime , meetingof libya troops 30 kilometers west of tripoli. hours earlier, fighters loyal to the warlord attempted to enter tripoli, which they eventually surrounded. -- but were eventually surrounded, dozens of vehicles ceased. the warlord has ordered his troops to eliminate tripoli, raising fears of a major confrontation with the u.n.-recognized government. >> our courageous heroes, the time has come to advance to tripoli. go forward confidently. those who want peace will not be harmed. we don't come as conquerors, only use force that firearm you. those that stay home are safe, and those that raise the white flags will also be safe. correspondent: the u.n. secretary general antonio guterres arrived in tripoli this week.
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he flew to eastern libya in an attempt to ease tensions. he visited tobruk, home to the libyan parliament. >> i hope it will be possible to confrontations in and around tripoli. the united nations remain available to facilitate any political solution able to unify the libyan institutions. tripoli,dent: here in libyan officials say the capital remains calm, and they are assuring people who live here that government forces are ready to repel any attack on the city. is normal, andn there is no formal fighting. the prime minister has given order to the air defense to stand up to any possible threat to the lives of civilians. [gunfire]
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correspondent: libya has been in turmoil since the nato back removal of its longtime ruler muammar qaddafi in 2011. since 2014 it has had two competing governments, one dominating the eastern half of libya. repeatedlyhas expressed intentions to march on tripoli. >> the announcement at this moment is just because the national conference is coming in 10 days or so. i don't think you are going to be seeing any pitched battle. he may be working a media narrative and a way that makes him appealing to some groups, but there is going to be a backlash against others who don't want him in tripoli. correspondent: as he moves toward tripoli, a negotiated settlement looks more difficult, but the u.n. and other world leaders will apply more pressure to try to pull libya back from
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the brink. al jazeera, tripoli. host: the un security council is holding an hundred session on the crisis. hanna joins us from the united nations. what do we know about the meeting, mike? mike: it is a meeting that is happening behind closed doors. we spoke to some members as they were walking in, all expressing great concern about the situation in libya. the media is being briefed by the special representative for libya, who spoke to the security council via video link from tripoli. we understand he has told the security council that he will be meeting with the libyan prime minister in the course of the day and then will be holding a phone conversation with the rebel leader in benghazi, after speaking with the prime minister. the security council meeting, still underway, it has been
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underway now for a couple of hours. at stake as well is the national reconciliation conference that was due to take place in just 10 days in tripoli. the m of that conference, put together by the united nations -- the aim at that conference, put together by the united nations, was to begin discussing the roadmap that would go to the political process leading to national elections toward the end of the year, that conference now in severe jeopardy by this ongoing conflict. look mike, when you closely at the words of the u.n. secretary-general, he is quite negative and clearly very worried about what could happen. what does this mean for the role of the u.n., and the secretary-general himself, and trying to advance peace efforts in libya? rim -- you
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collected -- you correctly remarked that he was very somber in his remarks, in his attempted shuttle diplomacy mission. and do it would appear from the tone of the statement you played earlier that he did not have any real success. but what it means for the u.n. is a major problem, in terms of the plant that it has got a plan a a. in terms of the fact -- in terms of the fact that it has got a plan a, they conference. the plan b is not in place and that poses major problems in libya. and while the u.n. supports the government in tripoli, there are some u.n. members who have been giving financial and military support to the rebels. these countries, such as egypt and the uae, maybe some members are bringing pressure to bear on them to attempt to curb the
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military offensive by the rebels. but it is a major issue. as i said, plan a was the conference of national reconciliation leading to an electoral process. if that does not happen, it does not appear the u.n. does not have anything ready to put in its place. host: thank you very much for the latest from the united nations as that special session continues, mike hanna. iq, mike. our the top story, -- thank you, mike. our other top story, thousands of protesters in the algerian capital as the president announces his resignation after nearly 20 years in power. it led to celebrations across the country. but protesters want radical change in say they will keep up pressure to push out a corrupt elite. algerian media says the country 's close ally -- here's more.
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correspondent: the algerian military might be disappointed if it was hoping the resignation of the president would galvanize enthusiasm -- would dampen enthusiasm for antigovernment protests. thousands of people are on the streets nationwide for a seventh friday. for them, the president's resignation this week is only a first adjuster. >> we do not have change. we need the big gangs to go, all of them. >> we cannot remain silent anymore. we are no longer afraid of you. you have killed our children and starved the whole nation. .> we have seen nothing i have 41 years old and i can hardly make a living. we are hoping for better. correspondent: allies are continuing, the intelligence chief has been fired and earlier this week eight businessmen had their passports seized as they are investigated for corruption.
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state television showed an 82-year-old, frail president handing in his resignation tuesday. >> certain grudge scores are being settled. he is out of office, and that begins to remove some of the infrastructure of the regime, but it is only a beginning. whether it really implies a change in the institution of the state, i don't very much. correspondent: algeria is now in the hands of a caretaker government, but protesters won't accept a new president from the entrenched veterans of the civil war and business tycoons. one of every four algerians under the age of 30 is unemployed. the economy is dependent on oil and gas. the former president's attempt to stand for a fifth term as president brought frustration among the status quote to ahead. now those elections will be in
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three months. [crowd yelling] so far, no obvious successor has emerged. al jazeera. algeria issters say ruled by an elite that is corrupt, secretive and out of touch. three people who are close to the former president, a 77-year-old is next in line to become acting president for 90 days while elections are organized. he is a longtime ally of the former president. any election would be overseen by the head of the constitutional council, a veteran and a loyalist to the former president. a third man targeted by protesters is a prime minister and hardliner, another appointment of the former prime minister. i'm joined now by a researcher from the european council on foreign relations who returned from algeria earlier this week. you have been spending a lot of time in the country.
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the protesters have been very consistent in their demands. they will not be satisfied with the president's departure, if it means that those around him remain in place. how far are they willing to go in there rejection of the transitional process? guest: i think it is very clear until theill continue same faces are no longer leading this process. iu mentioned the three, but think it goes beyond those three figures. and for a lot of protesters, there are a huge number of others who would need to go, including potentially the chief of staff. and notnds are moving everyone has exactly the same demands, but it will continue
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for some time, yes. host: but for now at least, they appear to be unified in their main demands. we have seen the army try to position itself as being very much on the side of the people. is that the case? guest: i think there is a difference in terms of how the hierarchy within the military is seen, and the military itself. is a divisionere thesems of how people see moves, and whether people will be satisfied with with the use of article 102 of the constitution, which is what was proposed in the past week, if these figures were to change who were leading that process. host: very interesting. when you say there might be different opinions within the
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protest movement, there might be some who don't necessarily object to the army's intervention and might see it as being in the public interest, and others concerned by the transitional process because it is led by the very people they are trying to oust. for some the transition process might be acceptable and the case that the figures leading change, but for a great number of people i think that there is a desire for something much more fundamental. and there is a lot of discussion about having not one president, but a common, having several figures make up a presidential transition, and having a technocratic government having atially also constituent assembly to rewrite the current constitution. ,o there are many who particularly in civil society,
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who are suggesting that there needs to be something much more fundamental. host: rewrite the constitution, because there are elements of it now they disagree with. but of course this is a leaderless protest movement, so that will presumably make it more difficult to pursue these goals. >> it is a leaderless movement, but there are figures emerging as spokespeople for the movement . one name has come up most often, a prominent human rights lawyer. but i do think that there are also now youth leaders emerging. there are discussions taking place in universities and public parks all over the country. a general atmosphere of dialogue and of critical and i believe it would
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be possible to select a range of , instead of one person, to represent this movement. host: thank you. i appreciate you sharing your insights on the story. if you are in algeria, we would also like you to help us tell this story. do get in touch with us, especially if you are attending a protest or want to share a comment. this is the number. you are at the news hour live from london. ♪ the u.s. president tours parts of a newly-constructed border fence in mexico and not everyone is happy to see him. ♪ vulnerable children in bangladesh because of the climate crisis. ♪ and a half century wait to set in the nbacord
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season. ♪ african development bankers promised 100 million u.s. dollars to rebuild countries devastated by a powerful cyclone that hit south east africa march 14, unleashing catastrophic flooding and killing hundreds. inhave more from a port city mozambique almost flattened by the storm. correspondent: we are at a temporary shelter set up here, one of the areas hardest hit by the floods in the cyclone that hit just over two weeks ago. aid organizations say people coming into the city and finding shelter and central places like this have made their work slightly easier. there are places across the province that still remain
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inaccessible, difficult to get to because there are still floodwaters that haven't receded. once it happens on once roads are open and there is access, aid organizations will be able to spread their services and these facilities across this province. for now, bringing them here is important for the provision of shelter, but also a key priority , andat of food, water health. the major concern is health, considering they have had an outbreak of cholera that has so far affected 2000 people and two people have died so far, according to the government. people who have actually entered camps and looking for medical facilities. given two area -- given there are areas they haven't reached, that number could rise. host: the u.s. president is touring parts of a border fence on the border with mexico.
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earlier, donald trump took part in a security roundtable in california. on thursday he backed down on his threat shut down the southern border. the white house says the barrier trump is touring is marked with a flag bearing his name. from joe castro joins us el paso, texas, near the border with mexico. trump has been talking about the economy, saying it is doing well. why introduce the uncertainty about the border? : good question, because he has been all over the place on this threat to close the border behind me. he started saying it would close this week. now it is, the border may close at some point, if imposing auto tariffs on mexico doesn't work, which the president says he will only do of mexico doesn't do more to prevent central americans from reaching this border with the u.s.. so there are so many ifs, some
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are concerned why he would introduce this when the economy in the u.s., according to the latest report today, is still going strong. the working theory is this is fodder for his political base. we are two years out from another presidential election and trump may be trying to position himself as strong on this border policy, even if it is a bluff. he's denying that is the case. he says it is still serious. what is clear is that those who are bearing the pain of this uncertainty at the moment are u.s. businesses, on this side of the border. everything made in this metal parts factory in el paso, texas is destined for mexico. mexican workers just over the border will turn this into sprinklers, medical devices, and remote controls, and the finished products will cross back into the u.s. to be sold to american consumers. >> they don't understand how
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much we rely on mexico and how much mexico relies on us. we are partners. we have to look at it that way. the factory owner says it president trump shuts down the border, his machines will stop and some workers may be laid off. he says it would be unfair for his business and workers to pay the price for an immigration problem they did not create. now he is doubting whether he will continue to support trump. >> right now there is a lot of negativity toward the president. and unfortunately, he has brought that on himself. : mexico is the third-largest trading partner with the united states. last year more than $600 billion with of goods moved through the two countries aboard trucks and trains. a border closure of even a few days would be significant losses -- would mean significant losses for the u.s. auto industry and
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rising prices in american grocery stores. then, there is the personal cost to families split by the border. jerry's father was deported to mexico. now he crosses the border daily, bringing his father toys to sell. >> if the border were to close that would be taking the bread out of his mouth. why rise and el paso call each other sister cities, dependent on each other for survival and now united by the shared uncertainty of what will come next. lidi jo castro, al jazeera, paso, texas. host: manny's live for us in mexicali, across the border from where the president currently is. what is the reaction to trump's visit on the mexican side of the border? there were a lot of local residents that came out to sneak a peek, trying to catch a
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glimpse of president trump just across the border from where we are right now. severalre also demonstrations, pro and against the president's visit to the southern border. you probably can't see it at this point, but a large blow up balloon bearing the likeness of president trump. i would say on the mexican side of the border is a collective eye roll, not a lot of people taking the threats to close the border to seriously, or the threat of imposing tariffs against mexico if mexico can't in and stem the flow of migrants and drugs. president trump toured a section of wall that he says is new. we should point out that this section of wall we see behind us is a reinforced section of wall. there is an additional four meters added to this wall as well, it has barbed wire on top and barbed wire below the fence. there are actually no new sections of wall, contrary to
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what president trump is touting as being sections of new wall that are being dealt, quote, a lot of wall being built, there are actually no new sections of border wall anywhere along the u.s. southern border, at least where we are right now in mexicali. host: president trump has been saying that border arrests are on the rise. why might that be happening? sayt: president trump did mexico has been doing a better job of apprehensions, saying mexican authorities are apprehending upwards of 1000 migrants every single day. we did our own fact checking, talked to our sources in mexico, saying there was day in april where more than 1000 apprehensions were made, but that was the exception. apprehensions are more or less on average. apprehensions are not higher. the number of mexican authorities on the southern
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border are not higher. so again, these are facts that are contrary to the claims that president trump is making. and if we are talking about demographics of migrants themselves, the actual flow of mexican citizens, mexican migration, is negative. there are more mexican citizens returning to mexico now than in the past because there are more e opportunities for them in mexico. when we talk about the crisis in the border we are talking about an increase in central americans, el salvador, guatemala, countries experiencing a humanitarian crisis due to large-scale poverty, a lot of violence, rampant corruption, and what we hear overwhelmingly from immigration experts is that without addressing those root causes of migration i just mentioned, there is no stemming the flow of migration, there is no stopping migrant caravans like we have been seeing over the past year. so on the minds of a lot of people is what exactly the trump administration wants mexico due
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to do to stem the flow of migrants. much, from you very mexicali. meanwhile, the u.s. has revoked an entry vcf from a prosecutor of the international criminal court -- the entry visa from the international criminal court. he was investigating possible crimes by u.s. forces in afghanistan. secretary of state mike pompeo threatened to withdraw visas from staffers involved in the inquiry. ♪ still ahead, as israeli elections approach, many palestinians think nothing will change whatever the results. ♪ 25 years on, scars are still healing from the rwanda genocide. ♪ we find out why this japanese baseball player turned down an awarard from his own government. the details later. ♪ ♪
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>> we have a mixed bag of whether. you concede in, the east, but in the west, more clouds in the rain streaming and, more showers. france,isles, western disappointing. look at madrid, 11 degrees celsius, damp, rain also for portugal in southern france sing big downpours. lively showers on the others of the mediterranean, greece to western n turkey.. 20 celsius in berlin on saturday afternoon,n, so temperatures gog into sunday perhaps a few more clouds but not too bad. improving weather coming into athens, tetemperatureses 17 cels with sunshine. acroross spain, still 11 degree, not warm, wet weather still
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lurking in parts of portugal. rainer south, clouds and in north africa, algeria seeing heavy rain on saturday as it slides east end pushes into tunisia. brighter skies across libya and also into much of egypt. ♪ ♪ welcome back. a look at the top stories this hour. the united nations secretary-general antonio guterres says he's deeply concerned about the military escalation in libya, as rebel forces advanced toward tripoli. ♪ vast crowds of protesters flood the streets of the algerian capital in the first mass demonstration since the president announced he was resigning. ♪
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in the african development bank has promised 100 million u.s. dollars to help reconstruct parts of mozambique, sim bobwhite and malawi, devastated by a cyclone. mozambique, zimbabwe, and malawi devastated by a cyclone. the u.n. security council is discussing the libyan crisis in a special session. the members expressed deep concern that the military activity in tripoli risks libyan stability and prospects for u.n. mediation in a comprehensive political solution to the crisis. forces toon rebel halt all military movements. they also call on all forces to de-escalate and halt military activity. there can be no military solution to the conflict. host: i'm now joined by a research fellow at a think tank.
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thanks for speaking us on the news -- speaking with us here on the newshour. we were just tearing remarks after that u.n. urgent session focusing on developments in libya. it's interesting the security council calls on rebel forces to halt their advance. how important is this, given that in the past they have avoided singling out the rebels? guest: it is clearly a development, but given the fact the rebel leader decided to launch this offensive while the u.n. secretary-general was in libya, you have to see that as a measure of the amount of respect the rebels are willing to give the u.n.. what we are getting from the security council statement is also the views of some of the backers of rebel forces, clearly for that statement to come out it has to be backed by france, for example. and we saw yesterday that the united arab emirates and egypt both issued statements calling for a cessation of the event --
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cessation of the advance. so that's perhaps an indication the rebel leader didn't have a green light for his activities. host: it doesn't mean that the rebel leader or any of the other militias will listen to that. how ominous is this warning from the u.n. chief? he says he hopes it is still possible to avoid a bloody confrontation around tripoli, but things there is an inevitability to it -- but thinksthere is -- but he there is an inevitability to it. guest: the rebel leader hasn't been able to take tripoli in the quick -- in a quick strike. perhaps that was the plan yesterday, by grouping with other allied forces that had not materialized in a way that he perhaps would have hoped. that they are outside tripoli perhaps could be seen as a major
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gamble that fails, and if it does fail it could shape the lose as, and he would lot of the leverage she has generated in recent weeks, particularly ahead of the national conference scheduled for april 14-16. host: lose a lot of the critic of the other y and result in libya entering a new and much more difficult phase of possibly, all-out civil war? guest: certainly i think one of the unintended consequences of the rebel leader failing is that it might unite the opposition against him. thedecision to come into battle in tripoli yesterday was critical. to relyen forced on divisions among his enemies to push his cause and those divisions have reduced, illustrating that perhaps the isn'tleader's support
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what he thinks, and lurking behind it is a lot of political negotiation, a latent threat that the rebel forces could impose their will by force if opponents don't agree to a deal. if this fails, that actually shows that that premise is perhaps not as the rebels would have liked to have illustrated. and when it comes to the negotiations, does that mean he is then less able to push his cause? what we have seen in recent weeks is that in western libya a deal was going to be made in rebels,h favor of the and that would be crowned at the national conference in 10 days time. now that this has happened and if the rebels are unsuccessful, maybe some opponents will push back even further on that deal, maybe they will refuse to sit with the rebel leader. it puts the whole u.n. process in jeopardy, regardless of whether the operation is successful or not. host: thank you, for sharing
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your thoughts and opinions with us, tim eaton. thank you. ♪ israelis vote tuesday and parliamentary elections with long-standing prime minister benjamin's netanyahu facing a strong challenge from an opposition coalition. both have hardline policies toward the palestinians. here's more from the occupied west bank. correspondent: this mansour vases damaged land and crops. he earns his living in the occupied west bank. the israeli military often evicts palestinians from these hills for military drills. they have already conducted 20 that year. the wargames have damaged
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farmlands and forced 400 palestinians to leave for up to three days. the most recent drills caused the most damage this man has ever seen. >> this is where the tanks made a path. valleyondent: the jordan makes up one third of the west bank. the u.n. says half is a closed military zone. palestinians can't imagine a future without the jordan valley, rich and agricultural resources. farmers say it is bad news that israeli politicians are shifting increasingly to the right. >> the farmer doesn't make a difference to me. they are all the same, two faces of the same coin. if they wanted peace they would have done so already, since we signed the agreement 25 years ago. oslospondent: under the agreement, 60% of the west bank was put under israeli control. large pockets of land were
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supposed to be handed back to palestinians. this could be the west bank's only bordering area with the outside world that does not include israel. thie main israeli candidates say it is off the table when it comes to any future do with palestinians, but palestinian officials say israeli claims are not limited to the jordan valley. >> first moving the embassy and -- in occupied lands under israeli sovereignty. i think a fair step would be to recognize american recognition of the west bank. correspondent: many palestinians have simile fears -- have similar fears. they say faces might change after the israeli election, but policies toward palestinians won't. host: palestinians in gaza, which is under israeli blockade,
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say nothing will change whatever the result of elections in israel. on friday israeli forces injured 83 palestinian protesters in the latest round of demonstrations on the gaza-israel border. greatotest, known as the march of return, began in march of last year. they are demanding an end to the blockade and are right to return to land occupied by israel. -- and a right to return to land occupied by israel. the u.s. agency for children warns climate change is threatening the lives of children in bangladesh. there are more than 19 million children across bangladesh's 64 districts who are vulnerable to climate incidents. says many live around river systems where there is a high risk of life-threatening floods. 4.5 million children live in coastal areas regularly struck by powerful cyclones. almost 4.5 million -- almost half a million live in tents that barely protect them from
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ferocious storms. with natural disasters hitting bangladesh almost annually, the problem is only to get worse. here is more. correspondent: each family has a cachedbout lawson del about loss and devastation because of climate change. an island in the bay of bengal where rising water levels in floods are becoming the norm. aca because the river washed away our home. there is no work there. i am here to find work. i have loans to repay. correspondent: he is finding it hard to adjust to to city life and along with his wife, worries most about the future of their daughter. >> my hope is to raise my daughter is a good human being. i would like her to live in a decent environment. correspondent: unicef reports climate changes displacing millions of bangladeshis. many children are missing out on
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an education, with some forced into child labor and prostitution. it says girls are most vulnerable. >> it takes a lot of money to send children to school in daca. i can't afford to educate my children. my son does not go to school. correspondent: two thirds of bangladesh is five meters above sea levels, and that bay of bengal has one of the fastest -rising sea levels in the world. experts warned of nothing is done to reverse these changes, the consequences to the country's 160 million people will be dire. >> global leaders have to commit that they have to do something serious in respect to emissions. 2050, we have to go for a zero-carbon emission so that it is not only bangladesh that will be saved, the whole
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world has to be saved. correspondent: the world bank says by 2050, more than 30 million people in what it calls a highly climate vulnerable country will be displaced. that may be decades away, but 'sr those living in daca overcrowded slums, it is reality right now. al jazeera. ♪ host: 100 days end at least 800,000 people killed. 25 years after the rwanda genocide, scars remain in healing continues. it's one of the worst times in its history. we visit one area where some of the worst atrocities took place. and a warning, you might find some ethic images in this report disturbing.
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correspondent: as rwanda prepares to come over at 25 years since the start of the genocide, the same images of horror dominate. tears can't dissolve the sorrow. questions remain. who shut down aircraft, killing the rwandan president, an act that started 100 days of killing on a scale rarely seen in modern history? thend three quarters of minority tutsi population were murdered. questions about why the international community didn't respond still exist. how many lives could have been saved? why didn't the united nations at least take action against a highly organized campaign of hatred and incitement by the hutus? for alice, underground in a mass grave, there is only one answer, to forgive. despite her extraordinary loss,
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she's showing seemingly endless lines of cough and creating the dried out remains of whole families. in this casket other remains of her mother, father, two sisters and three brothers. >> i vividly remember the death of my parents on my siblings. i hear their voices in my heart. i am sad, but i forgive their killers. correspondent: in a separate attack, alice was hacked and one of her hands was amputated with a machete. she nearly died, yet she forgives the man who did this as well. above her, see the tops of these modern-day tombs. they contain the remains of more than 45,000 people killed in this district alone. a family died in the church here. this is one of many churches were people tried in vain to seek sanctuary, but more than 10,000 people died here, mostly women and children, their close spread out over the pews.
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down onhrapnel rained this place, and you see coffins filled with remains, bones of victims. 25 years on, what happened here still defies understanding. as alice continues her visits, the man who attacked her is now free, living with his family. he served eight years in jail and completed community service. aside from killing in a group, he has murdered 21 people in cold blood. would you say you feel lucky you didn't get a life sentence? >> even if you were serving a life sentence it would be ok, because it would -- even if he were serving a life sentence, it would be ok, because it would be punishment for the crimes. correspondent: this form of reconciliation is one of many initiatives trying to ensure peace could be permanent. but not everyone is as forgiving as alice. andrew simmons, al jazeera,
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rwanda. emmanuelnch president macron has appointed a panel of experts to investigate france's actions during the rwandan genocide. france and rwanda have had a strained relationship since the killings in 1994. here is more from paris. correspondent: the french president met with survivors of the 1990 four genocide. france's relationship with rwanda has been strained for 25 years, over allegations france was complicit. emmanuel macron says there is time for truth. he has appointed a mission to investigate the french role at the time and announced more resources to track down genocide suspect who fled to france. theel lost family in genocide and welcomes the initiatives. >> it is important for people in
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france, rwanda, survivors and humanity to know what happened. it is a step in the right direction because the narrative is no longer that there is nothing to say, but that there franceis something to say. correspondent: the killings were on a monstrous scale militias armed by the hutu majority killed 800,000 people, mainly from the rwandan rootsy minority. at the time the french government was an ally of the hutu leadership. during the massacre, the french military set up with was supposed to be a safe zone, but some say they did little to stop the killing. for a quarter french leaders have been secretive about france's role in the genocide. in 2010 the former president admitted france made errors, but he stopped there. emmanuel macron wants relations between france and rwanda he knows for that to happen france must face his past. paris, the rwandan president praised macron's approach.
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but not everyone is convinced things will change this historian curated an exhibition on the genocide and questions what will come out of the commission. -- my fear is that it will be history written exclusively from the french point of view. we know a lot about the french role alongside this criminal regime. if the facts are established enough, there could be much more emphasis on the sarkozy comments about errors. ly say it is one of the darkest chapters in french history. the commissionif finds france complicit in the genocide, it could anger those, that could send a message paris is ready for reconciliation. al jazeera, paris. host: the european council president is considering a flexible, 12-month month delay
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to brexit, much longer than the u.k. prime minister asked for. theresa may wants a deadline of june 30, and eddie deadline must be agreed to by eu leaders at the summit in brussels next week. here is more. correspondent: with just a week to go until britain's already delayed departure date from the eu, the u.k. prime minister is unable to get a deal through parliament on wants to delay brexit yet again, writing to the eu, calling for an extension until the end of june. >> none of our economies are growing fast enough to guarantee this wouldn't push us into recession. it is a bad outcome all around. the french understand that and i think the germans understand that. what ar we are looking for is to avoid a long extension. correspondent: the ones to avoid the u.k. crashing out with no deal and doesn't want to series of short delays. so the idea of a longer extension to possibly a year has
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been talked about in brussels. that would have to be approved by all the eu leaders at an emergency summit next week. >> the question will be, has the prime minister got sufficient detail and can she give europeans sufficient assurances that june 30 is a sensible date, and there is a plan to get there? and will the eu be in play for domestic issues? that will be the big question over the next week. correspondent: an extension could see britton having to build candidates for eu parliamentary elections in may, which will be unpalatable to many of those who voted to leave. may is still trying to win support from both sides of the political divide she is still coming under attack within some of her own part -- from some within her own party. >> we all want to break this deadlock.
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we want the talks to continue, but compromise does require change. correspondent on twitter, and groused, wetive mp could veto any increase in the armyt, abstract the eu and block mr. mick cronin's integration schemes. theresa may makes it clear the current impasse can't go on, but the public faith and politics is being damaged and she acknowledges the eu desire to move on from brexit. britton could soon find itself -- great britain could soon find itself out of the eu decision-making process, but there is no clear path as to when that will actually happened. emma hayward, al jazeera, westminster. host: more still ahead for you. this goal against any a goes viral. we wilill have that story and mh
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host: as promised, here is sports. >> thank you so much. saysnd defender danny rowe he can't wait to get out of football due to fan racism. it comes after high-profile incidents in the past week, and has campaigners predicting players will take matters into their own hands of authorities failed to react. paul reese reports. paul: a young italian, fronting racist abuse after scoring. noises placed to monkey at an away match in monte negra, both nothing new -- mont
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prompting england's danny rose to say he wants to get out of football. >> of got five or six more years in football -- i have got five or six more years in football. paul: rose's comments have made big play in the british press. players are seemingly left to tackle the problems themselves. learned since about the possibilities of teams walking off, the referee having a bigger influence, all them things have to be spoken about. it's not a question of, maybe you are somewhere where you're not sure of the reaction of the crowd, maybe someone is sad. everybody is sure. correspondent: the incident in italy led to one player wanting
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to lead a walk-off, while some of his own team criticized the goalie for not simply ignoring it. ♪ some seem to pay mainly lipservice to a deep-rooted problem, but the targets of abuse may wonder if they are ever going to get any real support. all reese, al jazeera. is the latest to defend the italian player and says, the player was partially to blame for provoking -- partially to blame for provoking fans that racially abused him. >> you need to read well into what he said. he did not attack ticket. sometimes older players want to give you advice, tell you to avoid doing certain things, but he was thrown in the middle and
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they massacred him. kid,st wanted to help the to stay calm, nothing else. >> liverpool are back on top of the english league. southhampton took the early lead through shane long, and then too late goals earned liverpool a crucial 3-1 victory. they are chasing the first title since 1990 and are now two points clear of manchester city with the game in hand. saturday's big match in spain, madrid trying to prevent barcelona with running away with a league title. eight points bind the defending champion -- behind the defending champion, the coach wants to make sure he doesn't get carried away with talk of catching the atalans. >> it would be reckless being eight points behind a team like barcelona to say anything
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different from reality just because people want to hear it. our only chance to get closer to have an opportunity is winning tomorrow. >> for the first time in nearly half a century the milwaukee bucks are headed to the playoffs, with the nba's best record. one player was ejected for his role in this altercation against philadelphia. one milwaukee player finished for 45 points, 128-122 win. box clinch means the the eastern conference title -- the easterninch conference title. suzuki has turned down a japanese award. tokyo wanted to honor him, but the 45-year-old who retired last month that he would prefer to receive it when he approaches the end of his life. the south korean hockey campton is getting honors from online his cop of a final,
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winning goal went viral. four-to upsetch a victory against a giant of the game, winning the shot cop in malaysia for a third time. that is your support for now. back to miriam in london. host: that wraps up the news. i will be back with much more news in just a couple of minutes. stay with al jazeera. i will see you very shortly. ♪
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