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most important days in the u.s. election and look at why super tuesday is crucial for candidates. spy tapes and allegations of corruption and a case to talk about a case today is now before the court. ♪ police chiefs from greece and several balkin states are meeting in about an hour from now to discuss the refugee crisis and mainly talking about monday's scenes of chaos with macedonia where the police fired tear gas at refugees and my grants and thousands are stuck there because of border restrictions and we report now through there. >> reporter: impatient and exhausted and first marched over
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the rail way gate along the water demanding once again to be let through. but soon things got out of control. some refugees managed to tear down part of the fence. others hurled stones at macedonia forces on the other side of the fence. they responded with tear gas. but rumor had spread around the camp that the border had opened, hundreds of refugees ran towards the fence. she and her children were sitting around their tent when the rumor reached them. >> translator: like everyone else we ran towards the gate people shouting open the borders, i couldn't see further up but then they fired tear gas and i fell with my kid while running away. this is wrong and we demand our rights, there is no need for
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violence and slowly everyone will get in. >> reporter: but it was in vain and macedonia forces pushed everyone back and brought the situation under control. it was a disaster in the making and people have been stranded here some for as long as ten days and the camp is over congested and the uncertainty among refugees is overwhelming, emotions are running high. she and her family arrived and they walked for hours to reach here after greek authorities stopped bussing people to the border to control the ever growing bottleneck. >> there is no humanity, no humanity, finish. >> reporter: like many others she wonders what will happen next, some of the protesting refugees are still refusing to move back from the fence. >> all the people who sit here and all the people cannot, they said that they are not stepping
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back, we won't step off and want to be here without food and without water, we don't need any food, we just need them to open the borders. >> reporter: most refugees return to their tents and more worried now that europe will tighten their frontiers any more. >> on the border of greece and what is available to them and the authorities what can they do realistically to keep the borders sealed? >> well, certainly on the macedonia side more forces were deployed and we watched that happening yesterday after that riot that happened in the morning and actually saw a helicopter over flying at a quite low altitude border area and water cannons have been
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along the fence that separates both sides especially in the area where the riots happened. yesterday there were many fewer people there and those that vowed will stay there until the gates opened they have been removed, greek police have managed to convince them to go back a little bit to the cross road where they usually hold their sit in and call on the borders to be opened. >> we can see the tents in the background behind you and also see the smaller home purchased tents in the foreground as is the way with refugee camps is the place where you are today beginning to take on a semi permanent feeling to it? >> reporter: well, certainly it's not only taking a semi permanent feeling to it it's also expanding by the day. we were just on our way here. we were just noticing how many more tents there were since we left last night and we did ask police what was their estimate
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about the amount of people here and they said they think it's about 900. it's very difficult to figure out how many exactly because simply in the past they were bussed here and each bus carrying 50 people so it was easy to figure out, at the moment it's very difficult and i have to say driving here with some 20, 30 kilometers away from the camp we saw hundreds of people walking with all their luggage with little children in tow making their way here. it has been a nightmare for the greek authorities and trying to relocate all the people in athens, on the island to reception centers trying to explain to them it's better for them to stay there until the situation at the border here is resolved but no one is listening and those reception centers are not closed, people are free to move so they simply take their baggage and start walking for hours on end to reach this point so the greek authorities are not able to control the bottleneck that is forming here which is becoming bigger and bigger and i
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have to say i have been here for several days now and it's becoming bigger and bigger by the hour. >> thanks very much and continues and seeing eu countries with how to deal with the refugee crisis and more people are risking their life to reach there and got 51 refugees on the aegean on a rubber ding dinghy trying to reach greece. a makeshift camp there but police dismantled the southern half of the cam of calais known as the jungle and home of thousands of migrants hoping to reach the uk as emma hayward now reports. >> reporter: workmen and bulldozers move them to try to clear the camp and so did those as well and pulling down makeshift shelters and anger
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boiled over. activists and some refugees and migrants retaliated targeting the police, throwing stones and setting fire to part of the camp. police used tear gas and water cannon to try to push them back. >> translator: you can see the protesters did not hesitate to set fire to tents and shelters or to throw stones at the police, it's not acceptable and it's normal we are going to restore security. >> reporter: the camp or jungle as it has become known is home to several thousand refugees and migrants, many ending up in calais hoping it will become a gate way to britain. the uk though wants to keep them out so men, women and children have found themselves living here in limbo. >> there were hundreds of children living in here unaccompanied and we are worried this will force them not in to here but in other camps and
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worse situations and all across the country and worried they will go missing. >> reporter: offering people better accommodation nearby or reception centers in different parts of france. some have taken up that offer to move although it's being met with resistance by others after months of desperation and being forced to live on the edge of wider society. there is deep distrust here, emma hayward, al jazeera. >> the people who moved out of the jungle where have they gone and what are the living conditions like when they get there? >> well, there is a combination of options that the refugees who are being evacuated, evicted i suppose from the area behind me, the evictions and clearances going on again today for a second full day and there are three options and one is to move to air conditioned, heated
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containers and dormitory accommodation to the north side of this jungle camp area and it's about the capacity for some 1500 people in those dormitory style containers and i have to say the capacity is reducing significantly. at the latest estimate i think there is a couple hundred places left, 1300 or thereabouts already opted to take the option, the other option offered to them is move in access of 100 other refugee centers elsewhere in france and that is to relieve the pressure here in calais and the third option is to accept that they want to claim asylum here in france and the significance of that of course is that so many of the refugees and migrants who are gathered at the jungle here in calais and their intent is to get to britain is their ambition so the option of claiming asylum in france has been there throughout and have not taken it up so far.
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the reality here on the ground in calais this morning is that the stone throwing and the tear gas which was spotted and seen on monday night, monday afternoon has not so far manifested itself again, you can hear and probably see the biggest and bulldozers continuing to clear this southern edge of the jungle camp, it's a very small area compared to the over all area the camp covers but so far it's being conducted peacefully. >> if people are being processed fe officially and move to other areas of france how do the people of calais feel about what is happening on their front door? >> well, deeply unhappy about it. it's been a significant problem for the local people here of calais for a couple of years now, since this whole migrant
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crisis actually, you know, started. the actual coming to a climax and attempt to reduce the size of the count has been a priority for the local calais authorities now and the court order which allowed them starting last thursday to begin the clearance of this camp has been welcomed by many people. i mean there are differing estimates as to how many people are on this camp and between 3 1/2 thousand and 5 1/2 thousand people and they are looking for a manageable figure of somewhere around 2000 but there is going to have to be a lot of work and negotiation before that is achieved. >> thanks have very much according to u.n. refugee agency 130,000 refugees have crossed the mediterranean this year far exceeding the total for the first half of last year. one of the roots the refugees take to europe is through north africa and then across the mediterranean ending up in italy, this is proven periless
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and thousands have lost their lives and as claudia reports from rome a new pilot project hopes to make that journey safer. >> reporter: tears of joy and relief. these refugees from syria have made it to europe arriving bi-plane rather than by other sea crossing between turkey and greece. they are a part of a pilot project that will air lift the most vulnerable refugees to italy. >> we don't need in this moment to raise walls, to have new fences, to have unilateral decisions. we need several actions and one of these actions is humanitarian corridors. >> reporter: among them is gina and fled aleppo with her family more than a year ago, the war there so scary her son has not
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spoken since and have been living in beirut living for a safe way out. >> i'm happy to get here, it's a safe way to get here. need to go out to have a new life without worry. >> reporter: the refugees will now be relocated to different parts of italy. some are yet to realize where they are. >> italy, you are in rome. >> reporter: they will now receive a warm welcoming, housing, healthcare and education all paid for by two religious organizations. >> translator: we couldn't stand and watch the people dying
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at sea especially children and we hope that other countries and organizations will follow our example. >> reporter: about a thousand refugees will be flown to italy in the next couple of years from refugee camps in lebanon, ethiopia and morocco offering a safe and legal passage to europe and potentially saving hundreds of lives, al jazeera, rome. now to syria where the u.n. is trying to distribute aid to besieged areas while a pause in the fighting is in place but the truce is being tested and this video is said to show fighting in the providence of hama and accusing them of violating the truce there and the pictures from the syrian military show soldiers fighting i.s.i.l. here and i.s.i.l. is not taking part in the cessation of hostilities but opposition groups who are there say the army is targeting them as well. the u.s. secretary of state john kerry has been speaking about the truce violations and he says
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it's important they are dealt with. >> we have agreed that while there have been some number of violations reported on both sides and we take them all very seriously, we do not want to litigate these in a public fashion, in the press, we want to work to eliminate them and we have agreed on a process by which we will do that. there is a team of people on the ground, in geneva and there are a team of people in aman jordan and they are in touch with each other and people in syria and we are going to track down each alleged violation and work even more now to put in place a construct which will help us to be able to guaranty that missions are indeed missions against al-nusra or missions against da'esh. >> reporter: plenty more ground still to cover for you here on the al jazeera news hour
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including. >> it's a sad story and it wasn't of much interest to me. >> reporter: a senior vatican official dismisses allegations that he covered up child abuse this australia plus you will immediate the venezuela trying to survive on minimum wage in the world's worse performing economy and sports news we will hear from the new fifa president for the new 2026 world cup. ♪ americans head to polls to elect a new president in november and some say it is proving to be the nastiest and most contention u.s. election in history, march the first is the most important day in the calendar so far, here is al jazeera's on the significance of the so called super tuesday. >> super tuesday the day when multiple u.s. states decide who
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they want as party candidate and democrats it's a battle between hillary clinton and the senator from vermont bernie sanders and after a landslide clinton has 544 delegates of his 85 and needs 2383 to win the nomination and tonight there are 865 in play. more crowded race in the republican camp and tie coon and reality t.v. star donald trump and ted cruz and florida senator marco rubio and kasich and need 1239 to win and defying expectations donald trump is in the lead and 595 at stake tonight and these are the races we are looking at on this super tuesday, 12 states are involved. as we have seen in resent weeks anything can happen so join me
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from 23gmt as those results start to come in and we examine how the 2016 u.s. election race is shaping up. well of all the states we are seeing on this super tuesday texas is the biggest surprise and the key issue is immigration, most remaining presidential hopefuls called for deportation of undocumented migrants but that may work against the party come election time. allen fisher explains why now from houston. >> reporter: in a school hall in texas learning how to become an american and many here are undocumented migrants and lived under the radar for 50 years and brought to the u.s. as a child and wants to become a citizen and wants to vote in november's election and the language used by republicans on the crucial issue of immigration. >> because separate families, parents go to work and they are
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scared they don't come back to home so i'm sorry but my emotion is because i'm mexican. >> reporter: donald trump wants to build a wall and kick out in his words all the immigrants that is 11 million and other republican candidates are taking a similar hard line and after the last election campaign republicans said they needed to do more to attack latino vote but language through the election left many alienated and frightened and registering to vote to stop the republicans. >> latinos are interested in a number of issues and it's an litmus test and if you do not welcome us as people you will not get our ear to listen to your proposals for the economy or education or anything else. >> reporter: in texas the issue of immigration is never far from the surface and there are many
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construction, cleaning and serving jobs filled by people who crossed the border and not many have the right to be here and that keeps labor costs low but immigrant numbers are going down and the issue hasn't gone away. >> for example our lieutenant governor dan patrick ran a campaign and ousted a lieutenant governor and who is a mainstream republican on a campaign that we need to stop the illegal invasion into texas and so there has been a shift in the past 20 years in the republican party in t tex texas on this issue. >> reporter: and in november it will be an issue in the presidential election with latino with memories and now louder voices, allen fisher, texas. virginia is voting on super tuesday and resent days nearly every single candidate from both parties have been campaigning
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there and kimberly visited arlington on found out why winning virginia is so important. >> reporter: a short drive from washington is a sprawling suburb in the u.s. state of virginia and the people who have moved here in the last 15 years are changing the way the state has voted for decades. this really became sort of a mid-atlantic tech hub not unlike silicon valley and a lot of the changes that have happened here have been about more educated technology, interested people who are engaged in politics. >> reporter: northern virginia is one of the most diverse areas of the united states, hundreds of thousands of la tishgs -- latinos have moved here since 1990 and looking for views to be reflected by the government. >> translator: the first promise like all politicians then they don't fulfill those
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promises but it would be excellent if they supplied hispanic families more. >> reporter: contrast sharply with views of voters a few dozen kilometers south as one of the original states when the u.s. was formed residents here believe protecting jody ambroz's rural conservative heritage is a priority here. >> there are farmers and small businesses and people are fairly conservative in the area. >> reporter: contrast in such close proximity and according to science laura brown is what makes virginia a true political battleground state. >> in other parts of the state where you actually have many of these frustrated whites who are economically populus you also have many african/americans throughout the south who also feel in one way or another disenfranchised by the system. >> reporter: prior to 2008
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republicans typically won virginia in federal elections, in 2008 and 2012 democrat candidate barack obama won by small minorities. >> i think you are certainly going to see a contested battle on both sides of the aisle for the state because one of the things the candidates will want to do is say to essentially their supporters look i won virginia in the primary, that would mean that i would be a very compelling general election candidate. >> reporter: that is why virginia voters in 2016 are some of the most sought after in the state's presidential nominating contest. kimberly with al jazeera, arlington, virginia. lawyers from the main opposition party in south africa are in court trying to reinstate corruption against the president jacob zuma and charged with corruption over four billion arms deal 11 years ago and correspondent tonya page is in the court in the capitol pretoria. >> reporter: supporters greeted
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jacob zuma when charges were dropped the first time in 2006, when charges were reinstated and dropped again the final hurdle was cleared for him to be south africa president with the governing party. zuma had been charged with 783 counts of corruption in relation to tax even vagus, fraud and half a billion aids deal with hardware under decades of apartheid and why it happened is controversial and it's known as the spy tapes and secretly taped phone calls a prosecutor and the head of a special investigations unit are among the people recorded talking about the timing of the charges and how to maximize the damage from them. the acting national director of public prosecution at the time dropped the corruption charges because the spy tapes showed political interference that zuma
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could not receive a fair trial but he said there had been a valid case against zuma. that is why the opposition democratic alliance pursued the case so rigorously since 2009 and wants the prosecutor's decision set aside and charges reinstated. >> jacob zuma about to be president of south africa and it was a politically convenient prosecution and latched on the one aspect that could drop the charges. >> reporter: zuma who was less than halfway through his second presidential term is already losing support both within his party and the public. >> it could strongly damage his chances of being able to shall we say influence who his likely successor is going to be and able to influence what happens during the rest of his time in office. >> reporter: in a statement on the eve of the court case president zuma's office said the
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decision to drop corruption charges will withstand any scrutiny and democratic alliance is abusing par and trying to win votes and zuma's lawyers are paying close attention and corruption attempt are be nieed in court and the presidential is being debated in parliament and zuma is likely to win and no doubt he is expecting a tough week, tonya page, al jazeera, pretoria. zimbabwe where the former president has launched her own political party and zimbabwe people first should be going up against the president robert for the elections scheduled for 2018 and joyce was fired from the government in 2014 for allegedly plotting to kill mr. mcgabi and she is speaking why she launched this new political party. >> that system today that unjust system and zimbabwe fought
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against it remains a noose around our necks if there is any hope for the people of zimbabwe. zimbabwe people first is a dynamic party that embraces the future. a party that offers transformation and hope to the young and old people of zimbabwe. >> reporter: okay in south america and richard joins was the story and the rest of the weather. >> peru seeing nasty weather and on going and all part of the el nino and resulted in a lot of flooding right across the country and take a look at the satellite imagery and you can see shower clouds close to lima and this time of year it virtually gets no rainfall and funny with climate because of the current and lima gets virtually no rainfall and little
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further to the south and get down to the second largest city and there you see we have quite a lot of rain and come down at one time and thousands of people having to leave their homes as the flood waters raced on through. it looks as though there is not a great deal of change because of el nino and it's still there and it will take a couple months before it fades away and running the sequence in the next 24 hours and see there is plenty of showers across more southern parts and heavy showers too across parts of bolivia and heading into wednesday still some there so it's a situation we will have to continue to monitor and i think there will be further problems and elsewhere across the region you can see quite a bit of rain in paraguay and the river is prone to flooding in southeast parts of brazil and heavy rain and looks as it will continue moving to thursday and could be some storms in rio. >> thanks very much and still to
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come for you here on the al jazeera news hour attempt to derail government legislation is nearing its end in south korea. plus. i'm adrian brown in china and legislation that has been 20 years in the making is finally about to outlaw domestic violence and critics say it doesn't go far enough. in sports news find out why some of the nfl biggest names are taking a time out in egypt. ♪
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hello there and you are still with the news hour and i'm peter and police chiefs from greece and balkin states are going to discuss the growing refugee crisis and talk about monday's chaotic scenes where they fired tear gas at refugees and migrants. the police in france are dismantling a makeshift refugee camp in the city of calais for the second day and refugees and migrants staging protests there in attempt to lay further destruction. it's super tuesday when a dozen u.s. states will vote for their candidate to be the next president of the united states and it's a selling point in the democrat and republican campaigns and key indicator who is favorite for the white house. fighting racism will be one of the key issues during the election campaign in the states come november and last year democratic bernie sanders unveiled a platform to end discrimination and this is from
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his home state of vermont on how his message is being received there. ♪ protesters gather in vermont to assert that not only do black lives matter here but despite its progressive reputation racism is widespread in the state. african/americans makeup 1% of the population here and 10% of its prison population are disproportionately suspended and dispelled from school with devastated consequences for their futures and bernie sanders home state has a problem with race and accused of reluctance to tackle the issue and it became clear last year. >> it will be shot down right now. >> reporter: shortly afterwards there was a set of objectives to tackle structural racism and four political associates in vermont say there is no contradiction between his proven record of fighting for civil rights in the 60s and his lack of specificity on race once he gains national and political
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power. >> bernie fundamentally sees the world in terms of classes and his analysis is a class analysis and understands there is such a thing of institution racism but believes sincerely that will be solved when these larger international problems and problems of concentrated wealth and uneven distribution is solved. >> it's not black and white. >> absolutely. >> reporter: vermont welcomes evolution but remains cautious. >> clearly he has some background in racial justice, some of it, you know, one would want to believe that it was just genuine that he really just needed to learn some things along the way, can he learn, clearly he can. will he learn more? i'm certain of it. but as to whether that is going to take us where we need to go time will tell. >> reporter: led to progressives and this coffee shot was on the site of a former ge factory and weapons were made
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here and after being the what your of burlington in 1983 enough was enough and productions had to be erupted. as mayor sanders warned them he opposed to action and his reason once again class and accused protesters of targeting ge workers and not those truly at fault and warned the activists would be arrested and came to watch. >> wanted to make sure it was correctly and law was this place for trespassing but treated in the correct way and he was not happy about this but he felt as mayor he was obligated to do it. >> reporter: insider and outsider and changing the system and deeply bedded within, al jazeera, vermont. five years into the conflict in syria and entire generation of children is now in grave danger, witnessing one of the worst humanitarian crisis of our
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time and many are traumatized of becoming ill and children in syria and sheltering in neighborhood countries are in dire need of assistance and 2.2 million syrian children live as refugees in turkey, lebanon, jordan, iraq and egypt, one of the basic rights for any child education but 2.8 million syrian children are out of school, one of the key reasons for that is that more than 5,000 schools in syria can no longer be used and since the war started thousands of children have become orphans and jamal met some living in southern turkey. >> reporter: this house not far from the syrian border is the safe haven that tens of thousands of other syrian children which they had, a place to learn and play away from the air strikes and bombs. this is the orphanage and houses
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60 children whose parents have been killed by assad regime and military allies and run by a foundation ngo that tries to end the civil war's problems of most vulnerable victims and despite the laughter behind each face is a tale and he is from homs and most of the city has been bombed to the ground, his father was killed by assad soldier, the teachers here tell me he wets his bed regularly and rarely manages to sleep through the night without waking up screaming but he still hopes for a better future. >> translator: when i grow up i want to be an architect to rebuild my country. >> reporter: i ask him what message he has to the world's leaders. >> translator: i tell them you don't love us like you claim. if you did you would have liberated us. >> reporter: he is five. losing her parents has left her so distraught she finds it
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difficult to speak and her eyes tell and this is a child forced to grow up way too quickly and it's tough to get the sounds of explosions out of her head. >> translator: life used to be so nice and after the revolution it became horrible and assad destroyed everything with their weapons. >> reporter: listening to orphan stories would make anybody with a sense of humanity to bring an end to the war immediately and the problem is not only has the bloody war robbed the children of parents the longer and longer it goes on the more and more it kills their future. the orphanage puts a great deal of emphasis on education and the children are sent to local school and given extra tuition here when they return. the problem is that all of this is now under threat, funding for the orphanage has stopped and unless money is found and fast these orphans may find themselves without a home. >> translator: we are looking for funding and we sent messages to numerous organizations but
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until now no one has responded. >> reporter: on some days the children are taken on trips and today they visit the border with syria and the closest to get to their homes without barrel bombs or russian air strikes, as they close their eyes they picture a syria free from all the killing where a child's future is more important than political and military ambition where innocence is cherished and not bombed from the sky and hoping one day it will come true. al jazeera on the turkish-syrian border. palestinians being killed and israeli soldiers injured in fighting in the west bank and ministry of health confirmed the death at the refugee camp, three israeli soldiers injured when palestinian gunmen opened fire at military check point and 14 were wounded in the confrontation which followed. new evidence on sex abuse by catholic priests has been presenteds to a royal commission inquiry in australia. cardinal george pel has
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testified that senior clergy lied to him to cover up the sexual abuse of children in the 1970s, he is the highest ranking vatican leader ever to give evidence and here is gerald. >> reporter: the highest ranking catholic denies knowledge of sexual abuse by australian priests. >> i couldn't say i ever knew that everyone knew. i knew a number of people did. i didn't know whether it was common knowledge or whether it wasn't. it's a sad story and it wasn't of much interest to me. >> reporter: cardinal george pel was speaking video link from rome to a commission in sidney. the inquiry focuses on the priest gerd ritsfield who was convicted of offenses of more than 50 children in the 1970s and 80s and pel could not return for the hearings blaming a health problem and didn't stop 15 victims traveling to rome to
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witness his testimony and they helped fund the journey. >> he was culpable or an ignorant bafoon and i have no evidence of the former and have to wait for the commission to do their job but it takes unbelievable man of that intelligence so unaware of what was going on around him. >> reporter: at the time he was a priest and diocese where the abuses happened and says he was deceived as to why he was moved from perish to perish but many are not convinced. >> we are now calling on the pope to intervene in this action that he make and ask the cardinal pel to actually be more honest about what went on. >> reporter: since sex abuse scandals in the catholic church surfaced in 2001 the vatican accused of covering up thousands of cases worldwide and pope francis promised publically those responsible for crimes
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would be held accountable and hoped the current inquiry in australia will bring justice to some, gerald tan, al jazeera. south korean opposition party to end a debate to break the record the longest speech in parliament filibuster in national assembly is now into day eight, opposition trying to block a vote on a government backed antiterrorism law which would allow intelligence services to collect personal data, opposition argues the new legislation will violate privacy rights and could be used to crack down on political decent and harry faucet now from seoul. >> reporter: seems the chairman of opposition party has overr e overruled the arguments of others and the floor leader of the party who wanted to keep it going a bit longer, worried perhaps about a backlash in the public at large as the business of a national assembly is seized up by this one issue at a time when there is important business to be done and election coming up, on april the 13, there is
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agreement on redrawing some of the electoral boundaries that needs to go through the national assembly before it happens and attempt to at least delay this legislation which the opposition party is so against is destined for eventual defeat. the reason the opposition is being so against this bill is that they say it gives far too much power to an organization which they intensely distrust which is the national intelligence service and it gives power and would give power to the national intelligence service simply to label somebody as a suspected of terrorist activities and then they would be allowed to wire tap their phones, gain access to bank records and the opposition situation that is simply too much power on a vaguely worded provision and the government says as far as national intelligence service is concerned we are in the aftermath of a north korea nuclear at test and rocket launch and have a lot of time in
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the lime light to make its argument to the people as they watched these proceedings as never before on national assembly television and so much political coverage has been devoted to this one issue. the u.n. security council set to vote to expand sanctions on north korea later on tuesday in response to north korea's rocket test and launch in january and tougher sanctions in attempt to squeeze north korea's income and it could include a maritime ban. blasphemy laws has protest in pakistan. rallies were held in the capitol islamabad and cities in support of this and he was hanged on monday for assassinating the governor of pinjab and called to reform of strict blasphemy and said he was a hero of islam for shooting the popular governor.
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assaulting your partner has finally become a crime in china and hoped the new domestic violence law will encourage abused women to overcome the social stigma and take their violent partner to court and have been waiting 20 years for the law to come to their aid and adrian brown now from shanghai. >> reporter: she spends a lot of time alone but at least she is safe now, safe from a husband who thought it acceptable to regularly beat her. >> translator: he hit my face. his mother was there and did nothing. he is from the province. people there think it is very normal for a husband to beat up his wife. >> reporter: he was careful not to mark her face, focusing his kicks and punches on her arms, legs and back and she went to hospital twice and gave up on the police. >> translator: i went to the police and reported this incident but the police told me this is family issue so they did
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not take any action. >> reporter: there are still a stigma attached to domestic violence in china which makes her a brave women and until now she has not spoken publically about her abusive marriage, a marriage which had begun so happily but the story gets worse, after filing for divorce her husband and mother-in-law came and took her son away. >> translator: he and his mother took my son from me by force. they beat me up in my neighborhood and grabbed him from me. my son was only two. i have not seen him for two years. >> reporter: most surveys show that one in four married women in china suffer violence at the hands of their partner but the real figure is probably much higher because reporting abuse is still rare especially in the countryside. from today victims of domestic abuse in china will be able to go to court to seek restraining
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order to force the abuser to move out of the home, courts will have just 72 hours to make a ruling and critics say the legislation still doesn't go far enough since it fails to outlaw marital rape and doesn't place enough emphasis on health and social services. lawyers unc has been dealing with domestic violence cases for more than 20 years and he says the new law will help but worries there is too much onis on the police to respond. >> translator: i think this new law would definitely play a very important role in reducing the number of domestic violence cases but more importantly how will this law be enforced, we need to see results soon. >> reporter: the new law came too late for her and other women like her forced by tradition to suffer in silence. adrian brown al jazeera shanghai. argentina is agreeing to pay 5 billion to pay a 14-year-old
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debt dispute, the finance minister is to present the preliminary deal to congress for approval this week and a yes vote would allow argentina to return to the international financial markets and raise money to pay off the rest of massive debts and say the deal is a giant step forward in the long running battle for international creditors to be repaid. venezuela government increased the minimum wage by more than 50% but it is still not enough to keep up with rising inflation and many workers can't afford even the basics as lopez reports from caracus. >> reporter: a practicing lawyer the only way to safeguard his life savings is to buy cars and in venezuela the economy and toxic mix and triple digit inflation means that cash is worthless and assets like used cars which are negotiated in dollars have become a way to
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save money. >> translator: one has to avoid seeing what you have evaporate. >> reporter: the government is increasing the minimum wage from roughly $9 at the country's widely used black market rate to $14, for most people hiking their wage will make no difference. a clear sign of an inflation is the like a food basket and this constitute the basic minimum wage or $14,000 and this alone is $1,000. buying cars works for the middle class but what about those who earn minimum wage doing? in the bare brick homes in caracus only most are just getting by and he says he has begun to skip meals.
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>> translator: it is hard and living through things in the country we never seen before. >> reporter: shopping at government run food shops could get him more value for his money but basic goods can hardly ever be found and he would have to skip on work while he stands in line for hours. >> translator: with this triple inflation what we are seeing is the shrinking of people's purchasing power. >> reporter: back at the impromptu entrepreneur says counter intuitive logic and this cost 1,000, three years ago and today he says he can get $45000. >> translator: in this street i've managed to set up my own personal bank. >> reporter: inflation is for most countries a thing of the past, for venezuela it proves that it still applies, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer and go hungry, lopez with
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al jazeera, caracus. coming up, in sports news the big cover up that will change the way tennis fans view the u.s. open. ♪
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time for sports news and here is andy. >> reporter: fifa president gianni infantino expects the bidding process for the 2026 bidding to start and it was delayed last year due to the various corruption scandals that hit the government body and
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hoping to have bids in place before fifa's new meeting in mexico in may but before that he needs to find a secretary-general to run day-to-day operations and start implementing a long list of refor reforms. >> compliance and good governance and transparency and elements have to be fully implemented and today is the first and if we do that and achieve that and we will achieve that very quickly we can refocus on the futbol development all over the world. >> reporter: five games coming up, in the english premier league this tuesday with top of the table lefter and there at home to west and still doing his best to remove any pressure from his players saying they remain the favorites to win the title and his team's only task was to avoid relegation. >> our job is done and we want to be safe.
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there is something new, that something new you can achieve the something new if you think much by much and now you think what happened if, no. now we are focused on the what is wrong, we know we can win, we can lose, we can draw. >> reporter: put on the table villa home to everton and one team has a worst resent record which is norich and one point in the games and face chelsea who are unbeaten in the league since the return of goose hitting. >> when i started in december then we were let's say close to the zone, the relegation zone one point and the first objective was of course this club must have big targets, big objective but it was a side objective to get as soon as possible out of this relegation zone. >> reporter: seoul claimed their second consecutive win in
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the champion league with a big victory against shema and in the group stages and brasilia striker scored a hat trick in 4-1 win against japanese champions and it's a second straight loss after earlier defeat against chinese side. race in nba eastern conference is heating up, the indiana pacers saw the court on monday night looking to pull ahead of their rivals, all still in their way though is lebron james and top seeded cavaliers and james with 33 points on his home floor but this game is going down to the wire, up by two with 20 seconds left and thompson making a crucial block to take the lead and a win 100-96. tom brady said in october he wants to play in the nfl for another decade well the new england patriots are giving him
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another two years at least and star quarterback has extension with the club until 2019 and means he will remain in a patriots jersey until he is 42 years old and brady is a four-time superbowl champion and some of the league's top players are hosting training camps and raise the league's profile beyond north america and has 7 teams and 400 registered players. >> i think they have to expand and making a ton of money in the states but i think it almost has to expand from the standpoint of getting too big for just the continental u.s. so with it expanding it gives opportunity for egyptian kids and other people in other countries to play the sport and pull players from other continents to come play this great game of football. u.s. open organizers have given tennis fans and players a
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look at their rapidly changing venue and grand slam facilities for wimbledon and australian and they are building a retrackable roof for the main court and will be ready this year which starts in late august and should make weather delays a thing of the past. >> we want this to be an outdoor tournament and will close the roof when we absolutely have to and there are occasions when we need to introduce some air conditioning at some level just to make sure there is not condensation and simply don't want the conditions to be worse when the roof closed and when it might be open and we will use it for that purpose but this is not meant to be an air conditioned space. >> reporter: okay that is how your sport is looking for now peter. >> andy thanks and we will see you later and more news on the website al and 30 minutes of world news for you is about two minutes away. we will see you then, good-bye for now. ♪
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