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beyond the quick cuts, beyond the soundbites. we're giving you a deeper dive into the stories that are making our world what it is. this is al jazeera hello from doha. welcome to the news hour on al jazeera. a man police say is a key suspect in the paris attacks has been arrested in belgium. saudi arabia plans to build a bridge across the red sea to egypt giving a boost to trade. djibouti's president for the past 17 years wins yet another term. all that plus. >> you said you would do me no harm >> you said you would do me no harm we will tell you how women
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are using poetry to fight sexual abuse. one of europe's most wanted men is now in custody. suspected of taking part in last year's paris attacks. the belgian prosecutor is investigating whether he is also connected to the brussels bombings in which 32 people were killed. our correspondent reports >> reporter: belgian police arrest a man on the street, one of five suspects rounded up on friday. among them this man, on the run for five months he was wanted in connection with the paris plot. >> translation: this afternoon he was also arrested plus three
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other people. their digital police incident reports were located. >> reporter: he was last seen in this cctv footage at a petrol strayings in northern france just two days before the november attacks in paris. he was with his childhood friend, paris suspect salah abdeslam, also arrested in brussels last month. they were driving an renault used by the attackers. the prosecutors say it is too early to say if he is the so-called man in the hat. the suspect seen with two suicide bombers at brussels airport just before the blasts. what is clear is catching him is being seen as a major break through for belgian authorities. >> it is better to have them alive than dead because at least then you can get intelligence from them. that's one of the things that the belgians pride themselves on whereas in the raid in paris where they were able to get the paris attack ripping leader--
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ring leader, everyone in that raid was killedment belgians say they are taking longer but they're arresting them alive. >> reporter: another one in relation to the metro station. this shows the links between paris and brussels attackers in other news saudi arabia plans to are build a bridge over the red sea to egypt and is promising billions of dollars funding. the king is on a rare day five visit to egypt and saying it would boost trade between the two countries. >> reporter: historic was the word most use by the saudi king and egypt's president. there was an historic announcement too, a plan to build a bridge linking egypt and saudi arabia across the red sea.
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>> translation: this historic step to connect the two contine continents will increase trade. >> reporter: he made the announcement during the second day of his visit to cairo. a link between the two countries would be a powerful symbol of mutual solidarity and arab unity. >> translation: the you unique quality of the arrangements, the extent to which they're strong and deep rooted will allow us to face mutual challenges. our cooperation will allow us to resolve all of our regional crises, such as in palestine, yemen idlib i can't and syria. >> reporter: the visit was about politics and economics. for the king, a warning that saudi arabia and egypt would stand together against outside interference by which they mean iran and its ambition in the region. for egyptians much more. the two nations are signing agreements including a
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multi-billion dollar deal whereby vaib of violence egypt's oil needs for the next five years and previous estimates for the bridge suggest a cost around 3 to four billion dollars. vaesh and other gulf nations have provided the president with important shorts since he came into power since 2013, but this package to egypt dwarfs all previous agreements with us here in the studio to talk about this is our political analyst. nice to have you with us. let's pull the politics aside and talk about what this bridge could do physically, trade wise. you've got a causeway between various areas. what effects do you think it could have? >> of course it's going to be very, very beneficial to the trade. the inter trade in egypt and saudi arabia and even for the whole of the gulf countries and
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that western flank of the arab countries in the african continent. so it's of great importance, economically speaking, and also socially speaking in terms of the traffic, the passengers - the traffic from africa, africa to that part of asia what are saudi arabia doing here, are they exercising power, still fund egypt even though oil prices are lower at the moment. what is their place here? >> saudi arabia has been playing that for the last 35 years. they have been bank rolling egypt and other areas is it a reminder who is in charge here? >> i don't believe that the
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egyptians have forgotten for one moment the role that saudi arabia has been playing for the last four decades, but i think the only valuable here is that that economic assistance has increased as troe nomiccally in the last three year-- astronomically where does egypt sit in the hierarchy of things. going back eight or 10 years, middle east talks to have, it was always held in cairo. there was influence there, you felt >> yes that's changed since the revolution and since sisi has come. where does it sit now? >> of course, we cannot deny the fact that egypt has suffered a regression in terms of it's pivotal regional role that it used to play in the last fifty or sixty years, let's say, but,
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again, geography, i believe the geography doesn't change. geography actually gives that to egypt. for many reasons. we can discuss this for hours. i believe it's a temporary thing. the sad thing was the relations not only between egypt and saudi arabia, but between egypt and saudi arabia as a key player in the region and also the international key players like the united states is that all these countries for different reasons, they have restricted their relations with egypt with the military. they have been looking for the last 40 years at egypt as a military force. for instance, in the u.s. i mean, most of the relations actually, practically, are being run by the pentagon with the
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presidency and when it comes to egypt it's very difficult to say and to decide where the military leave and where the presidency takes up because the presidency comes, always comes from the military. so this is the sad thing. that goes also for the relations between the - the saudi relations perception with egypt thank you. italy has called its ambassador back from egypt. the body of the student was found in february showing signs of torture. >> reporter: it was supposed to resolve tensions over the murder of 28 year old postgraduate student. after two days of meetings, egyptian delegation had little to offer italian prosecutors. nowity lee says it is recalling
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its ambassador from cairo for consultations. on social media the prime minister said italy will not stop until the truth was uncovered. egypt had no idea why the ambassador was being recalled. no statement has been released on the outcome of the meeting. his body was discovered in a ditch in the outskirts of cairo on february 3, nine days after he went missing. his body bore signs of torture. his mother said that she was only able to recognise him by the tip of his nose. human rights groups have said that egyptian security forces were behind the killing, an allegation cairo has repeatedly denied. >> translation: the egyptian authorities have been unable to collaborate in an effective manner. what they have done all this time is to give very often non-credible versions of events. it is offensive to the memory of him. >> reporter: for the family,
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frustration is mounting. two weeks ago his mother threatened to publish a photo of her dead son's body if there was no progress in the case. the murder of the student has aroused high emotions here. certainly looking at the italian media the message to egypt is that it needs to do more to yield answers at who was behind the killing of this student let's look at syria now. people are returning to palmyra which until recently was under i.s.i.l. control. it was recaptured by government forces last month after intense fighting with i.s.i.l. which took over that area in may of last year. russian army team has been working to remove land mines planted all over the historic site. i.s.i.l. says it has released nearly 300 factory workers it kidnapped in syria. local elders in the areas near
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damascus negotiated the agreement. some 170 workers have been freed as others had already managed to escape. they were taken after an i.s.i.l. offensive on monday. the syrian opposition says it has taken many in the aleppo countryside. russian air strikes targeted the opposition and al-nusra front positions in southern aleppo country sides. let's bring in an academic writer at the doha institute. nice to have you with us. let's talk about the fight against i.s.i.l. because you've got government forces backed by russian, you're having some success as well from the syrian opposition, fighting back i.s.i.l. they are all fighting for the same cause, not together, but for the same clause. is this starting to make a difference now? just slowly? >> it seems that there is a race
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on the ground between government forces and allies and opposition forces and allies to get as much area from i.s.i.l. as possible. i think every party is trying to present itself as the force if in defeating d.a.e.s.h. for example, the syrian regime and russian forces over the two weeks have been trying to make a big deal out of the palmyra defeat of d.a.e.s.h. by saying that the syrian forces, the syrian army is the force that can really eradicate d.a.e.s.h. and that is the duty of the national community, mainly the western powers, to support the syrian regime in this fight against d.a.e.s.h. on the other hand we have the opposition forces trying to do exactly the same by trying actually to also eradicate d.a.e.s.h. from some areas who is having the success? what you're talking about is posturing oned the ground saying
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groups saying they can do it. who is being successful? >> there are-- they managed actually to gain a lot from d.a.e.s.h. over the past actually few weeks because if you had been following the news, the regime forces, they took palmyra, they're trying to take another important outpost in the syrian desert from d.a.e.s.h. in the north we have the opposition forces, another town at a crossing point between syria and turkey. in fact, the two parties are making gains against d.a.e.s.h. in different fronts > is there any hope with geneva coming up? >> i think in the recent days hopes have been diminishing because the russians started to come back with their old
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position that they are having their position on bashar al-assad and the government, the transition government are the two points that are handling any progress in the talks between the two sides. now we are not very optimistic to be frank about the coming round of talks between the two sides pleasure talking to you. thank you >> thank you very much in iraq 18 civilians have been killed in an attack on a market in fallujah. the iraqi army shelled a busy area of the city. at least 35 people were injured. john kerry has left iraq for an unannounced visit to afghanistan. it is a show of support for the national on unity government led by the president. while in iraq kerry told the country's leaders that unity is the key to winning this fight against i.s.i.l. our correspondent has the story.
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>> reporter: coalition air strikes destroy i.s.i.l.'s headquarters in the city of mosul while iraqi troops conduct preparations for the eventual ground assault to retake that city. nearly two years after i.s.i.l. first moved into iraq, the u.s. secretary of state told reporters in baghdad on friday the situation is slowly improving. >> d.a.e.s.h. is getting weaker by the day and the coalition strategy of supporting the iraqis with training and equipment and air strikes is working. >> reporter: even as kerry was speaking, i.s.i.l. set-off eight car bombs in a strategic city for i.s.i.l. because of the supply lines it gives them into western anbar province. it came at a critical time for the president. the economy is struggling. thousands of residents have been protesting what they call corruption and political favoritism in a body's government. analysts say after investing years and billions of dollars in
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iraq, the obama administration is nervous. >> i think that there's a very clear understanding in washington that we need baghdad to essentially be healthy that the iraqi government is a very critical component to our counter insurgency's success within iraq. so right now the fact that there is a bit of domestic turmoil going on is not just a domestic issue, but is very much an international one that kerry is certainly aware of and concerned about. >> reporter: he brought some financial relief, 150 million dollars for food and shelter for those displaced by i.s.i.l. this is not a time for partisan infighting. >> it is important to have political stability and it is important to have a unified and functioning governments as rapidly as possible in order to move forward so that all of
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these operations are not affected. >> reporter: but there is little the u.s. can do to ensure that political stability in yemen al-qaeda fighters have kidnapped and executed 15 government soldiers. local officials say the soldiers were allied with the president. necessity travelling from the southern port of aden to the east. plenty more ahead on this news hour, including pope francis urging less judgment and greater compassion with the issues on new guidelines in family life >> reporter: i'm in the brazilian capital. usually it is a ghost town on weekends, but not this one. in the congress there have been marathon sessions on the commission for impeachment. dozenss of people have travelled to camp out here and keep the pressure on the government
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in sport we will find who is in and who is out in the first major golf session of the season. season. djibouti's president has been elected to a fourth term in office extending his 17-year rule over the east african nation. he was widely expected to win and, indeed, many opposition groups had boycotted the election. >> reporter: it was an election rife with tension and opposition claims of foul play. with the benefit of these things, he won an easy victory. >> translation: tonight the people of djibouti have decided to entrust me with the highest of authority again. i thank god all along the campaign which took place in
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calm and serinity. >> reporter: the only second presidential the country has had since claiming independence from france. the former chief of intelligence ran for a fourth term after amending the constitution in 2010 to remove time limits. voting took off on friday but picked up as the day progressed. the electoral commission was forced to add an hour more to voting time to accommodate voters waiting to cast their ballots. opposition parties are angry. before the vote was held, they considered the elections falt acome plea. >>-- fait accompli. >> it's also already the winner. everything is done. it's decided, it's already decided. >> reporter: the election was monday forked by local and
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international observers. >> i think it is high time that they manage all the elections now and the results and also allow for election resolution strategies. >> reporter: he always been a front runner in the elections. with now a fresh five-year term, he joins the league of longest serving african leaders police in el salvador have raided the local office of the law firm at the center of the panama papers data leak. they seized documents and computers as controversy continues over how wealth people across the world use offshore companies to avoid tax. this is from our correspondent. >> reporter: el salvador is the latest country to launch an investigation into the murky world of offshore finance as a
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result of the panama papers leak. this office was raided by police after they suspected that it was about to be closed down. the attorney-general's office said it took action after the firm's sign was removed on thursday night and an employee said the company was moving. attorney-general oversaw the raid. >> translation: at this moment we are unable to speak of a crime. we know that we have to do our job and find information and examine it to determine from the financial point of view, the accounting point of view and the legal point of view. >> reporter: the leaked papers were released into the public eye last week. they show how some wealthy people, including politicians and heads of state use offshore companies to evade tax. the law firm at the center of the leak is based in panama in central america. it set up nearly a quarter of a million companies for its clients over the past 40 years. the firm insists it has broken
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no laws. meanwhile, the government is seeking a diplomatic solution after france put it on a financial black lift. >> translation: i want to make it clear that the measure is wrong and unnecessary. instead there is communication between heads of states and when there is communication between countries to face global problems which affect different economies. the unilateral decision like the one taken doesn't contribute to anything. >> reporter: prosecutors in el salvador say they want to interview lawyers from firms that worked with the firm. they're warning potential witnesses not to try to conceal data relating to the case it can be a long weekend for brazil's politicians. members of the impeachment commission will likely make an announcement on monday recommending that dilma rousseff should be impeached on corruption allegations. >> reporter: iconic brazil,
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usually friday's and saturdays see the political class evacuate the capital. not this weekend. >> no usually working on weekends, but this weekend in the brazil it is here. >> reporter: the congressional impeachment dug in on friday for a marathon session, debating through the night into the early morning hours. on monday the commission will likely recommend president dilma rousseff's impeachment. that would send it to a vote in congress where support for her impeachment has almost reached the necessary two-thirds threshold. while congress hunkered down on friday, protesters camped out across the street. their aim to push for impeachment or more t >> translation: we need a constitutional military intervention. there's no other option for us
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except the military. >> reporter: strong words in a country that only saw democracy return in 1985 after two decades of military rule. such thoughts, of course, are frightening to many poor brazilians who stand by the elected president. >> translation: i want her to win this fight and stay until the end of her term. >> reporter: it has all the makings of an entrenched political and social battle. this square silts at the very heart of brazil's power structure. over there the congress, in front of me the supreme court and behind me the presidential pal as which is hang-- palace which is hanging in the balance for dilma rousseff because at the end of this weekend her opponents could be closer to pushing her from power another 200 refugees and migrants have been sent back from greece to turkey under an e.u. deal with ankara. protesters tried to stop the two boats carrying mainly pakistani
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migrants as they left the island of lesbos on friday. >> reporter: from what was once the most popular landing spots for small boats bringing refugees, those ma made the short but attorneyous journey are being sent back to turkey. one-by-one each escorted by an offic officer, they made their way to the ferry. taken from a detention center, they arrived at the port of lesbos where there was a heavy police presence. as with the first deportations, e.u. officials said these people, the majority of them pakistanis, didn't want to apply for asylum. observers from turkey were the first people they spoke to and they didn't appear to resist deportation. the only sign of disturbance came from a small sign of activists who were protesting against the e.u. solution to the migrant crisis. they were unable to stop what they believe ask an inhumane policy.
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journalists are being kept at a distance and we are not allowed to speak to those who are boarding the ferry. it was a similar case when the first group was deported on monday. the e.u. has come under criticism for a process that some say lacks transparency and human rights groups have criticized the lack of a clear criteria and determining if turkey is a safe country. this time u.n. representatives were given access to those who were being deported just before they boarded the buses. >> today we saw the second round of returns under the e.u.-turkey agreement. the situation was calm. this morning before people were escorted out by frontex, but our concerns remain regarding protection safeguards that are still not introduced in turkey and in greece. >> reporter: one of those safeguards is access to the system of claim asylum, the admissibility procedure has now formally begun with the arrival of more experts to help the authorities in greece.
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they will decide on a case by case basis if it is safe to return the individuals back to turkey. >> we have the capacity of analysing around 60 cases a day. it might be not enough, and this work will increase in the coming days. we plan to even double the workforce, but then also depends, as i said yesterday, on the number of arrivals. >> reporter: for now, more than 350 people have been deported back under the deem between the e.u. and turkey, all of them voluntary returns. it is a small number considering that a few thousand could still be sent back if their asylum requests are rejected and considering since the deal was put into practice, thousands more have arrived on europe's shores the weather forecast. what's happening? >> reporter: pakistan, remember last week we were talking about the flooding rains. we've had more showers and there
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will be more. some very heavy rain coming in here just to the north of islamabad. 44 millimeters of rain in 24 hours. it doesn't sound much but adding on to what we had last weekend that is a problematic amount of rainfall. you can see how this cloud makes its way into pakistan pushing right up to the far north-west of india. we may well see some further showers as we go on through the next two or three days, possibly with some large hail and also with some strong and gust ee winds. there we go as we on go on through sunday, more weather into the north-west of pakistan. will slowly make its way further northwards and east ward turning to snow on the high ground. clear sky but the showers never too far away. some showers south-west of india. we've seen heavy showers across southern areas of china. a big mass of cloud here.
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thund heads towards the south-eastern border. the rains have been very heavy. further massive downpours to come through the next day or so. you can see how it pushes its way to taiwan. it will go across here into the early part of next week still ahead on the news hour, new technology to help stave off the devastating effects of drought. also telling you why young refugees in kenya saying their hopes of becoming doctors or engineers will be dashed. after a 21 year boxing career says this is the final time he will face down an opponent. wn an opponent.
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a key suspect in the attacks in paris last november have been arrested in belgium. ee he is also suspected playing a role in the brussels bombings as well. saudi arabia plans to build a bridge over the red sea. egypt's president sisi said the bridge will be named after the saudi king. police in el salvador have raided the office of the panama law firm at the center of the data leak known as the panama papers. police seized items from the office. venezuela is taking emergency measures to reduce electricity skrumgs. workers are being forced to take
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an extra day off next week. >> reporter: the weekend is getting an early stage for venezuelans. the government has declared that fridays are a nonworking but paid holiday for most public sector employees. the decision is part of an effort to curb power consumption, but it's also cutting back on small business. for this man a motorcycle taxi whose clients are mainly taxi servants, the measure has meant less work. >> translation: i made half of what i usually make and this measure won't work because people still use energy by staying home. >> reporter: it is also having a demoralising effect on a population battling the world's highest inflation and shortages of all kinds. this building houses several ministries. these corridors are usually busy with activity, but this friday
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they're virtually empty. many fear that if venezuela does not solve its electricity problem, the whole of the city could feel this way. working from home, this woman a human research consultant says the three day weekend is more of a sign that the country is worse off than she thought >> translation: the news came as a surprise. it made me feel restricted in my own home. i have no holiday to go on a holland i will now have to do in four days what i did in five. those who helped by the plant three decades ago seem to ratify her deepest fierce. >> translation: we're only producing enough energy to survive, not to generate economic activity. in fact, one way to measure how robust the economy is by how much energy they consume. this is a dying country. >> reporter: clouds have hovered
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over for the past weeks but no rain has come. as a whole nation waits for el nino to end, many wonder if the government's measures are doing more harm than good. the concern is that reducing working hours would also paralyse a country whose economy is already grinding to a halt there has been a significant drop in the number of refugees arriving in germany. almost 100,000 fewer people arrived there in march compared to last december. many say it's because of the closure of the so-called balkan route. >> reporter: this woman relaxes in her berlin participate. although she is safe and well, her journey from damascus was fraught with danger. now settled in, in germany, she reflects on how her life has changed. >> here you can find everything,
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more opportunities, you can work, study. i don't know. everything is easy in a big city. so it was easier when i moved here. >> reporter: most of the refugees who reach berlin end up here at first, the center where they are registered and can get something to eat and drink. at the busiest time last autumn 10,000 reached centers like this every day, but since the balkan route for refugees was closed, that number has dropped to just 10e6r 0 per day. the german government opposed the recollection of fences along some central european borders, but it that had to accept it has changed the situation drastically. >> translation: you can't argue with the fact that the decrease in refugee numbers is directly linked to the closure of the balkan route. at the same time we have criticized this deal because it was done unilaterally. with the agreement of the leaders and the e.u.-turkey
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deal, it is over. >> reporter: for their part, many central european governments believe that if they had not closed their borders to refugees the crisis would have been much worse. >> translation: we've helped the e.u. stem the flow of refugees. turkey is central to this. we node to cooperate with turkey and we have to implement the refugee quotas. >> reporter: she spent a long time separated from her parents. she thinks the deal with turkey will not prevent people trying to cross europe. >> coming here and legally is not going to stop. this is just - it's going to be a big market for smugglers because they will find another way, not greece, another way and it will be more dangerous and more expensive for people and it's not going to solve anything. >> reporter: she is grateful for the chance of a new life that
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europe has given her, but with borders closed and quotas drafted, she wonders how many others like her will get the same opportunity pope francis has published new guidelines on family values saying the clath lick church should show more understanding of modern life. the long awaited document is called the joy of love. it lists his views on marriage, contraception and raising children. it hasn't changed catholic doctrine but insists the church shouldn't criticise those who don't live up to the ideas of marriage and family according to the gospel. >> translation: it presents a theological idea of magic, almost artificially constructed and the real possibilities faced by families drought and conflict in one country is expected to create food shortages. the family early warning network says four million people are
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likely to face crisis levels of food and security between now and september. a report on how farmers are learning to cope. >> reporter: these 20 hectares are being cultivated with grit and devotion, passed from father to son. following the previous generation's way of farming is no longer an option. a cycle of draught disappointing harvests and infestation of insects has forced this man to adopt. >> translation: we work hard. we do our best. the new techniques have changed some of us and that's why we've managed to cope. >> reporter: recognising the threat facing farmers due to draught and conflict, the group practical action is assisting. he has learned the importance of diversifying the variety of crops he grows and planting in rows. he has also learned how to make a more effective fertilizer.
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this water spreading dam has helped farmers enormously. since 204, 11 dams have been built to help the drought and control the flow of rain when it does come. farms in the area have doubled their agricultural output. one of the flash points of the conflict in the country is the tension between farmers and those rearing animals. this man tells us that with no rain it is getting harder for him to find pasture for his goats to graez. he says they need more roots for their livestock to pass through. when herders can't find them, they allow animals to graze to farm land. that triggers violence. that's why practical action is bringing the two communities together to resolve difference az and negotiate routes for livestock. >> they were living together and sharing the national resources.
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i want to aim here to bring the people together to improve the situation. >> reporter: despite the lack of rain, he is ending this year's harvest with a better outlook because of the dam and the new techniques he has implemented. with the change in climate, he now knows if his 12 children continue farming, they too will have to evolve. their livelihoods will depend on it kenya is one of the woerld's biggest refugee camps. children have dreams of becoming doctors or engineers. that requires a university education that many are being denied. our correspondent explains why. >> reporter: this man is at a turning point in his life t after three years of waiting, he finally gets to leave this
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refugee camp and the restricted life he has always known. he got a sclorship to study in canada and wants to pursue a degree in petroleum engineering. in the meantime he volunteers at the main refugee secondary school >> when i was a student, i had the hope that one day i will finish my degree and study in a university where i will get quality education and then in return to have change on my life and then my country. >> reporter: thousands of other young people who were eager to continue their studies are not as lucky as him. the sponsorship programs are limited. >> reporter: only a small fraction of students here get the highly competitive scholarships to study abroad. many young people end up stuck in the camp with no chances for a higher education or even a
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decent job. >> reporter: in one of the camps this man teaches his daughters the skills he acquired when he came here in 205. they've all completed high school, but their father himself a former teacher and graduate is frustrated that heap can't give his children more and better opportunities. the main problem is travel restrictions, especially for students who want to pursue further studies independently. >> come here for education. i hope my daughter, all my children, to become a doctor or engineer or anything. >> reporter: his daughter has a dip loam a. she wants a degree, but is struggling to get a travel permit to visit her university of choice. >> i have nothing to do. it's hectic to stay here. i always say to my father that
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this life is boring. >> reporter: government officials say that because of a security threat posed by alsthab whose fighters have already carried out a series of attacks in the country, refugees must be thoroughly vetted before being allowed to go anywhere outside the camp >> most of these people never come back. that is why we are worried. we release people and we do not have a system to ensure that they come back. >> reporter: so back at the secondary school, final year students prepare for their last exam. they all hope to get a scholarship. it is one sure way out of this camp they tell us still ahead on this news hour, children's classic gets a high-tech make over. in sport, even this crash didn't slowdown moto gp's world title leader. that's in sport in a moment.
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welcome back. women in india have gained access to an hindu shrine in the western state for the first time in four centuries. women were allowed to offer prayers at the temple on friday following a court ruling last month. in november the activist started a movement no demands entry for women to the infer area of the temple. several our temples still ban
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women from entering. poetry slab is the act of reciting and enacting a postmortem for audience-- poems for audience. >> last time you came home to me drunk and said when have i hit you? >> reporter: a slam poet. >> you said you do me no harm. >> you said you would do me no harm. >> reporter: her friend joins in. >> is it that easy to forget last night-- to forget what you said last night. >> we started badge in 2010 in december when there was spoken word work shom p shop and competition. >> we were writing poetry before that workshop as well, but
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seeing the performance aspect of it, the words were almost like it came alive. for some hours on stage i remember being very nervous as well but also feeling very liberated sort of and then it was a hook. >> reporter: since then the two got together with other par advertise panels and started word warriors. now spoken word or slam poetry has spread across the country and they're involved in training more people in spoken word poetry. it has captured the imagination of young people here. several hundred thousands watch them online and can even mime the words. hundreds more have followed their lead to become warriors themselves. >> reporter: trainings like this are being held over the country. word warriors get more requests for training >> i call it poetry struck. you see it happen to younger kids than you. their eyes light up.
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it's like we've seen people who are really shy or not kind of awkward, but they go on stage and it's sort of like a validation that you get when you're telling your own story on stage that empowers you in certain sense >> reporter: that sense of empowerment can be seen in the poems of the poets. in this one they raise the issue of women's rights to pass on citizenship to their children. in they ask if peppal children are neply. the crowd cheer on andy here is to talk talk. how is if going in the gulf. six puts? >> reporter: not the same level of misputing. spieth is the halfway leader. the champion did have a difficult game. he is just a shot behind the
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american. >> reporter: it was a windy day at the augusta national with players facing a real challenge on the second day of the masters. even defending champion spieth struggled in gusts of up to 50 km/h. he did do enough to stay the top. at one point he was five shots clear but missed puts. he saw his lead reduced to a single stroke after two over par. this is the first time he has finished around over par in three masters appearances. mcelroy has him in his sights. the world number three needs the win to complete a career grand slam. he is just a stroke back after one of the if you rounds of the day he birdied three of his last six holes for a gutsy round of 71. >> i'm not very close with rory.
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we're very friendly. he is a colleague. he say friend, but it's not like we've gone on trips together or anything like that. he is in a different position in life. he is four or five years older than me. i didn't grow up playing against or with minimum where i would have a lot of those experiences. i have idolised his game and enjoyed battling out different tourn tournaments. >> it's augusta national in positions like this. it was tough and i needed to stay patient. he went and was happy with where i'm going saturday and sunday. >> reporter: jason day is about in the mix. the world number one went around in 73 and his five shots behind
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speith. >> i'm trying to grind and push forward and that's what it feels like for pretty much all of us. we're trying to get through the day and get the best score in as good as we can. >> reporter: new zealand's leads is in tension. his two shots off the lead. have a look at this put on the 18th he was showing how much skill is required to master this course seven plays under par in the windy weather looks to persist. european football action starts with the early game in the english premier lead. arsenal playing west ham. still a chance of reaching the
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four. a wins for arsenal would be eight point behind leicester who play on sunday. the manager think they can still be caught >> why not. there is a possibility. if you look at the difficulty of premier league, there have been remarkably consistent, but every game is very tight. that can go the other way as well. >> it's a long way to go. there is a big fight and it is very narrow. there are still a lot of points to be played for. >> reporter: both easily these two made their way to the contest. this will be the final fight of
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his 21 year career. he is back to fight his opponent for a third time. no world title at stake, but a hugely anticipated contest. bradley won a controversial decision while pacquiao. >> the challenger ladies and gentlemen, anthony josh ewe a. >> reporter: in the end britain's gold medallist looking to win the ibf heavy wait title. he fights the undefeated charles martin. he has a perfect record after 15 fights. he could become the boxer to win a world heavy weight title while still being the champion. the moto gp, the honda rider sliding out here, but he still
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recorded a lap time seventh of a second enquirer than any of his rivals. he leaves the standing after two races. leads. more from the masters later on. that is it for now thank you for that. finally, indian movie goers out to watch the jungle book a week before the worldwide release. there is the latest in computer-generated imagery. >> reporter: a children's classic now with the dramatic high-tech make over. they have given the story an orphan boy brought up in a jungle a parental guidance rating the 3d effect is bound to scare children. these grandparents are not worried. though they've been warned, they will be watching a dark and sinister version of the animated film that made the jungle book popular. >> they are in an entirely world than we were in.
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we had no tv. we had had no computer game. >> reporter: the only real actor played by this boy in the movie is moguli. the rest is animation >> the main challenge is getting emotions out of the animals which is really tough. like, making a snake speak is not an easy task at all. >> reporter: critics say another challenge is to make the film resonate across generations in india. it is a widely told tail here and many have an emotional reaction to the book. the story of the jungle book is set in india. the author was born here and had an affinity with the country. many generations have grown-up here with the animated disney film of the 1960s and for them this realistic version comes as a surprise. >> reporter: this professor uses the 1960s cartoon version of jungle book as part of her film studies curriculum
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>> animal performance is more interesting and emotional in the 2d version because you're not getting distracted by how scary a real animal looks. >> reporter: as for the modern day version, the boys tell me they weren't scared, but it seems to be the tender moments that are their favorite. >> when he makes a spear out of a stick and is cutting down the corn for the bear. >> reporter: even that's not light-hearted enough for his grandmother. >> i enjoyed the movie. it was cute and funny. it's realistic. >> reporter: maybe sending a message that there still is a place for simplicity and classic in an industry that lives with ever more sensational high-tech remakes that ask your news hour. we're back with more in just a moment.
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