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welcome to the news hour. coming up in the next 60 minutes, more than 100 people are dead after a fire in indian in a temple. a meeting of g7 leaders. an empathy machine that lives
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young ople a feeling of what it is really like to grow old more than 100 people have been killed after an explosion sparked by fireworks at a religious festival in southern india. thousands had had gathered to watch the celebrations in the state where emergency services are now struggling to help the injured. >> reporter: every year this temple marks new year's celebrations with a fireworks display and competition. once again this year thousands of people had come to worship and watch the fireworks. it was halfway through the show when a spark set-off the rest of the fireworks in storage. most of the people who died were
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trapped by the fires. chunks of kon greet and debris crushed worshippers. the explosion was felt in a 1 kilometer radius. >> translation: the families of the deceased will be provided financial assistance and the injured will be given free treatment by the government. the chief secretary has written to the election commission seeking permission to provide financial assistance to the victims. the government is doing its best. >> reporter: nearby hospitals were overwhelmed. it is a small fishing and residential town, not equipped to deal with a disaster of this scale. most of the injured were sent to the state capital nearly 70 kilometers away. with the rescue mission over, there are many questions and growing anger from residents. they had previously asked for the fireworks event to be cancelled. officials say the temple did not
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have permission to hold the fireworks competition saying there were no adequate safety measures or precautions in place. they are preparing for state elections and this disaster is becoming the focus of not only local politicians but also the country's prime minister. while the scale of this accident is exceptionally large, disasters at religious events and festivals happen frequently across the country. >> reporter: many say it is getting so much attention from the government because of its timing ahead of elections. there will be questions about why the government has largely famed to respond to longstanding calls to strengthen policing, crowd control and safety measures at events like this which draws a huge number of people: prosecutors in belgium say a base there had-- cell based there believe changed a plan in
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response to a quick moving investigation. prosecutor said they had identified the so-called man in the hat. he was captured on security cameras moments before suicide bombers detonated their explosives at brussels airport. it is this man, a 31 year old belgian, wanted in connection with the paris attacks of last november. he was one of four men charged on saturday. >> reporter: the so-called the man in the hat was among europe's most wanted for weeks. he was seen here with the brussels airport suicide bombers and on friday after a series of raids on brussels, belgian police said they had their man. he says he is the man in the hat. he was also identified as a suspect of the november 13 paris attacks. he has been charged with participation in the activities of a terrorist group and terrorist murders. >> translation: we've expressed our appreciation to ur security
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forces for their efforts. we all know that we have to stay very alert and that we have to be very careful. that's why at this very moment a lot of military and police are on the ground to maintain our safety and security. >> reporter: a total of 162 people died in the attacks in brussels and paris. >> translation: i hope he will be able to give answers to what happened either in paris or brussels. also i hope prosecutors can find out if there are other terrorist cells and suicide bombers and if they have more supporters here. >> translation: yes. it is important. the fact that they got them. hopefully that means that the police are doing their job well. i think this is making brussels' residents and belgium in general feel safer. >> reporter: members of belgium's islamic community gathered outside the station on saturday to pay tribute to the victims of last month's attack. >> translation: this is something we do not tolerate.
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it is important on for us to be present to show our support and thank the belgians who supported us. >> reporter: an expression of solidarity they say that's essential to making belgium safer and stronger in the philippines at least 20 soldiers have been killed and 50 others injured in fighting between the military and separatists. witnesses say about 100 fighters from the group battled troops in the southern island. let's look closer look at who the group is. it was formed in the 1990s with funds from al-qaeda. leaders have recently pledged allegiance to i.s.i.l. it is an offshoot from the movement of the 1970s that left many dead in the largely christian nation. it is believed to number just a few hundred fighters, but has survived a u.s. military campaign to destroy it.
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muslim populated islands and routinely kid naps foreigners and locals for huge ransoms. this is the first flare-up of violence in a long time. what do we know about the circumstances of this attack and against the soldiers and why it's happening now. >> reporter: this is what we know. we know that it was an operation that took months to plan, that a few months ago an entire battalion of the army was moved to prepare for this operation. this operation lasted over ten hours. it left 2340r7b people dead-- 20 people dead and more than 50 of them injured. the military is still trying to extract several others who are also wounded. they're still in the attacked aemplyt what we're trying to find out is moum communities
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have been affected from this attack. we're still not getting enough information from the philippine government. sources tell us that the number of those who died may rise in the next coming hours. what we know as well is that the philippine government has set the deadline that at the end of this year they want to eradicate the presence of the group considering that they're very well entrenched within the communities in those islands i wonder what this operation means for the elections. you have them coming up in three weeks. how will this impact the conduct of the vote and also the way people vote in these areas? >> reporter: it was always considered an election hot spot, but over the last few years it has managed to, in fact, conduct operations there, elections there peacefully. this is going to make it very difficult for a lot of voters, especially that displacement is about to happen or expected to happen because of this attack. we still don't know whether the
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commission elections will declare special elections program for niece areas, but what we know ask that it is just going to be difficult for those who are trying to vote. there is also a pattern here. during election season kidnapping in these areas are rife. the group are known to have links with local politicians and during these times kidnap cases go up because they're considered, they've long considered, that ransom payment for these hostages help fund campaigns for a lot of politicians. this is a difficult cycle to break. it has strong connections with local politicians and they're starting to make it difficult for the philippine government and military to go after them thank you for that. foreign ministers from the group of seven nations are meeting in japan. they have all sent their top lip
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low mats to discuss issues including terrorism as well as north korea and ukraine. they're expected to pay tribute to the victims of the atomic bombing more than 70 years ago. our correspondent is live. u.s. secretary of state among the top leaders there. a highly imbolic visit to a highly imbolic city. -- symbol victim visit to a highly symbolic city. >> reporter: yes. after day one of the g7 foreign ministers meeting. for much of the day it has been the g6 because the german foreign minister was not able to make it to the meetings that took place today. apparently there were mechanical problems with his plane which delayed his departure. as you rightly point out, a summit meeting really of great symbolism because on monday the u.s. secretary of state will
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become the highest ranking u.s. official to lay flowers behind me. this hourns all those-- honors all of those who lost their lives after the u.s. military dropped a bomb on this site more than 70 years ago. he will be joined by the other foreign minimum p ministers and it will be a symbolic moment. this city was chosen precisely because of what happened here 70 years ago, chosen for this summit. there is another reason. the japanese foreign minister is from here. his parliamentary constituency is here in hiroshima. according to the media, japan hopes to send out a declaration calling for the elimination of all nuclear weapons as well as world peace. the thing you heard at peace rallies more than 50 years ago. the difficulty for japan is basically this. on the one hand it wants to see the elimination of all nuclear
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weapons, but on the other hand it is still reliant on the nuclear umbrella that is provided by the united states. so the japanese government calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons, calling for world peace. you wouldn't expect a government hosting a summit here saying anything different. of course, in the background it is the actions of north korea that continues to unsettle, and we had another reminder of how north korea is pursuing its nuclear ambitions according to the north korean military. they say they carried out a test on a long-range nuclear missile which they say was capable of reaching the united states. so this meeting is happening very much in that context what about the rising territorial tensions in the south china sea. do we expect that to come up?
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judge >> reporter: yes. japan wants to raise the issue of what is happening in the south china sea in spite of china's foreign minister urging the g7 not to address this issue. they say that g7 is not the proper forum to discuss what is happening in the south china sea. of course, china has been busy during the past 18 months or so reclaiming land and building artificial islands. this has alarmed countries like vietnam, and philippines, but china claims almost all of the south china sea. china has said, though, that if the g7 foreign ministers discuss what is happening in the south china sea, it is going to create more instability. the united states says what china is doing right now is the
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source of that instability. i think what we will see, though, is the foreign ministers expressing their concerns in writing but not going out of their way really to condemn china. mainly because many of the countries taking part in this meeting, countries like great an, france, italy, had good trade relations with china at the moment and they don't want to jeopardize those relations thank you for that. before travel to go japan the u.s. secretary of state was in afghanistan for meeting with senior officials. after he left, explosions were heard. egypt and saudi arabia have agreed on a 16 billion dollar investment fund. they've signed a dozen other agreements to improve trade and economic ties between the two countries. saudi arabia king is in egypt on a five-day state visit. on friday he announced a plan to
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build a bridge over the red sea connecting egypt and the saudi kingdom. the two sides agreed to a new maritime map that identifies the red sea islands as saudi territory. a joint statement says this will benefit both countries. the islands have been a source of tension for the two countries for decades. joining us is an expert in arab politics. thank you for being with us. tensions, of course, have emerged between saudi arabia and egypt shortly after the inauguration of king. at the time we heard that the honey moon was over. is it back on now? have they reconciled after this visi visit? >> with respect to the monday ee moon being over. i think the relationship is just
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maturing into one of mutual interest, so aid from saudi arabia is coming with more conditions and seeking a return on investments with grants, loans and investments where profits can be found in egypt and there will be some return on the contributions coming from saudi arabia we have 17 landmark agreements covering everything from trade to transport to culture. how big of a boost is this visit domesticical domesticical domesticically? >> i think the issue for egypt is significant for him. the bulk of the money is to finance petroleum needs for the next five years. we've seen in the past that energy shortages are politically sensitive for the president.
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to avoid a situation that we see queues at the petrol stations or power outages in the many summer, it insometimes confidence in investors that disruptions won't be disrupting their investments and their ability to produce goods you mentioned the president. a lot of people outside of this region mean what a conservative state like saudi arabia is doing supporting a military regime that over threw the muslim brotherhood in egypt. what do they want? >> they don't have a good relationship with the muslim brotherhood. i think people over estimate the importance of the relationship. they're seeing itself as a major power in the region. a strong relationship with the longest military in the region
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is important. the relationship between egypt and saudi arabia is unsurprising in respect to the material in the region what about the differences, saudi arabia believes in resisting iran's influence in the region, that it is the utmost priority which is not necessarily the case for egypt and the differences over syria. sisi believes that a political solution is needed that would include bashar al-assad which the saudis are against. can they bridge differences and could these differences could last, on could make the partnership last? >> i think that the important question is to what extent are these issues important to each government. certainly it sees itself in direct conflict with them in the region. that's a major foreign policy. egypt is not concerned about the
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iranian government as its influence doesn't stretch quite as far over. issue issue is with respect to syria, government has not been as forceful the fall of bashar al-assad and not supportive of the gulf position. however it is not going to get in their way either. insist not playing a major role in the conflict on either side thank you for joining us. plenty more ahead, including chasing a fifth term. will he extend his 26 year rule. plus poland marks a 6th anniversary of the plane crash that killed its president and dozens of senior officials. seeing if a boxing career can be
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ended on a high syria's prime minister says the army backed by russia's air force are preparing a joint operation to retake aleppo from rebel forces. it has led to a surge of refugees fleeing the area. a large number of children have become separated from their families. >> reporter: this family has been through a lot. the terror of war in their syrian home town aleppo, the struggle to get out for the sake of their five children. it was nothing compared to what happened when they made it here to istanbul. the disaerps of their daughter >> translation: give me my daughter back. i won't stay here. i can't go without my daughter
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>> reporter: she is described as a quick-witted girl was playing outside on the street when she vanished. hurry parents are convinced she was abducted and still alive. authorities have done little to find her. in most cases where refugee children go missing it happens on the road, children left behind in dangerous places. what makes this case all the more desperate is that she went missing just a few steps from her new home where her family thought they had last found safety. >> reporter: the desperation took them to a show broadcast on tv. they say they have been successful in other cases but not this one. in another district of istanbul a refugee assistance group is staging a day of fun for displaced children. it's also a deliberate demonstration to the local authorities of how many children rely on them. especially those separated from
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their families. >> translation: they're completely defense less. they're. it does not have a system fully in place yet. there are more than 50,000 unaccompanied children in turkey. we have been unable to obtain an official figure from the government. they're not just worried about their missing daughter. they feel the effect all this is having on their brothers and sisters >> translation: sympathy can't go upstairs or outside. she says they took her. they will also take me. they cannot even go outside. my son has nightmares. >> reporter: so he does all that he feels he can. every weekend taking to the streets of this vast city hoping that someone will see a photograph, call a number and bring an end to the nightmare he has been living for the past year and a half
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voting in underway in chad where the president is seeking a fifth term in office. one election he won by a landslide in the past. it could be tougher this time. more on this from a consultant. thank you for being with us. do you think that any of the opposition candidates stand a chance of beating him this time around? >> not really. he has all the state apparatus to his disposal to run his election campaign and he is such a strong figure and has been for two decades now in chad that there seems little chance for the opposition, the 13 other candidates running against him to beat him a strong figure, but the domestic situation has worsened
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in chad. there have been marches against rising prices. how can me attract so much support? >> there have been unprecedented civil society movement and protest marches. these last couple of weeks. it included a call for they not to stand for a fifth term because the issue of extending is one that is an issue now across africa and in the international community is very aware of that, but he vowed now to scrap term limits, to limit terms when he gets elected, which show that he is conscious of this. so he is facing a lot of opposition and there has been a crackdown on civil society leaders who have been jailed. he is also in a difficult
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position economically because the drop in the oil price before he could use that to placate people in civil society where food prices and everything has gone up. the insecurity situation with the boko haram attacks make him more vulnerable at home but he has projected himself as a strong man the constitutional limits, many have challenged terms and we have heard issues about this. why are we not hearing criticism over chad. why is the community silent? >> i think there is double standards there. burundi is not an important country such as chad. it is the headquarters of operations, the french anti terrorist organization, and
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takes part in regional anti terror campaigns and it has got the strong military. also the excuse almost is that constitutionally he has a right to stand for a further term. in burundi, he stood for a third term and won last year when the agreement clearly said that any head of state can only serve two terms thank you for your insight poland is marking the sixth year anniversary of the plane crash that killed its president and dozens of other top state officials. this year's commemoration has become a source of criticism as
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russia was implied to be behind the crash. >> reporter: the sixth anniversary in which 96 people died in a plane crash. the about and officials, mps here in poland. th this is the first time the government has been involved in these because that is because the party, law and justice party, which is now is led by his twin brother is now in power. what unfolded in russian six years ago. tragedy that unfolded is still very much on the minds of people here in poland. >> translation: i'm interested in a full explanation of what happened here and to show some respect as there has been very little respect over the last six years here. e i wish that in the spirit of solidarity and truth i can unite
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with the whole of the polish nation so we will never be ashamed of our identity and we can learn the truth of what happened >> reporter: exactly what happened back in 2010 circumstances years ago still very much at the forefront of people's minds here. the investigation tail light said that the pilots were to blame for the crash. the investigation put the blame on the pilots but also put some of the blame on air traffic control. earlier this year a new investigation was launched by the new polish government to try and establish exactly what happened. earlier this year the defense minister said there could have been foul play. the russian authorities have denied that. there has been a level of anger that the russians have not handed over the wreckage and have still got hold of the flight recorders, but today very much a day of remembrance of those who died the world weather. some mixed bag for europe
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>> it is very much so. you can see cloudy skies are in poland. we had a hint of winter, a taste of summer, a little bit of spring in the in next couple of days. it is lovely speck willing of shower cloud that will roll its way in across the area in the next couple of days. a cold and frosty start. here comes our next area of weather and that will bring some showers in, some spring showers as we go in through the next few days. ahead of that, around the area, there is winter area around, snow just to the east. it is not all snow. other side of france, into the western side of germany, it's sun bathing weather. not bad at all. warm sunshine around and that warmth still in evidence as we go on through the remainder of sunday. 17 celsius there, but weather piling in. it will turn wet and windy as we
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go on through monday. the western side of france more wet weather to come over the next day or so. damp weather and showers here of the mediterranean, through greece in turkey. that will push its way into turkey and we go on. bright skies are into central parts and the spring showers returning to the u.k. thank you very much indeed. still ahead, on the eve of peru's presidential election an attack keeps security at the top of voters' concerns. plus raids and apologies as a fall out from the panama papers continues. in sport, philadelphia face their opponents. their opponents.
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welcome back. you're watching the news hour. a reminder of our top stories. more than 100 people have died in a fire during a relative img yous festival-- religious festival in india. it started when stored fireworks exploded. the brussels attackers had at first planned to strike in france but changed its plans. foreign ministers from the group of seven industrialized nations are meeting in the japanese city. necessity will discuss a threat from armed groups as well as the
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refugee crisis. returning now to one top to stories, and the killing of soldiers in the southern philippines believed to be - carried out by a group. the group has been blamed for some of the worst attacks in philippines as well as high profile kidnappings. a dozen hostages are being held on an island. they were abducted on 21 september from a resort. on march 28 the group abducted crew members from a tug boat. five days later it seized four sailors off the coast of borneo. on friday they freed italian missionary after six months in captivity. more than 600,000 was reportedly paid in ransom. joining us now is richard a
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political scientist. thank you for being with us. there had been a decade offensive against this group. the belief was that the group had been weakened. do these recent attacks and kidnappings suggest to you that they're making a come back and they're still a force to be reckoned with? >> without a question from 2001 to 4 very strong and robust cooperation through the authorities. in 2014 there was an impression that the group was completely pushed into the underground so much so that the u.s. withdrew its special forces. in the last year, because of two different developments, it seems that it is coming back with a vengeance. the congress failed to pass a
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critical legislation called the basic law in order to lay down the legal foundation for creation of an autonomous muslim region. that unfortunately because of the failure to pass that law, what happened is that now we have this deadlocking of peace negotiation. there say lot of frustration on the ground. unfortunately, the extremist groups are taking advantage of this frustration. the second factor has to do with the fact that over the past year we know that i.s.i.s. command in the area has lost up to 40% of its territory. as i.s.i.s. suffers setbacks on the ground, it is trying to expand internationally. so now you have groups like them, and others, the freedom fighters, among others, who have sympathised with i.s.i.s. and now they're intent on having one
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caliphate here. you have the intersection of these two factors, the deadlock in the peace negotiations and i.s.i. i.s.i. i.s.i.s. sympathizers the military says it wants to eliminate of group, but how difficult is it going to be given that there are so many different groups and so many factions within the group itself and so much frustration on the ground. how difficult is it going to be to get rid of this group? >> i think elimination or neutralization was never the objective of the philippine government. it was more of containment. in 2014 they thought that they contained this group. it is hard to neutralize them because a lot of these groups do not stand for a specific islamic creed or they do not stand for a specific ideology, but they have support among tribal groups. it's an intersection of many
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factors, not to mention they provide employment and good compensation for a lot of poverty-stricken communities. containing them was very objective that the government had. what up see right now is the groups are coming back, rebranding themselves, reconsolidating themselves. showing intent to show a foot mould in the country the strategy seems to be changing also. in the case of this group, they're resorting to kidnappings and criminal activity. why is the strategy changing? >> you cannot make a clear distinction between criminal and terrorist activities. if you look at syria for instance it seems that a lot of supposedly terrorist groups are engaged in criminal activities. a lot of these groups when necessity cannot find enough sources of funds in order to sustain themselves, there is kidnapping and criminal
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activities which has two benefits. it provides finances in order for them to keep up their recruitment and expanding. at the same time it puts them in the headlines. it is back in the headlines with the kidnapping right and left of foreign nationals, with sailors, vessels coming from malaysia. they're back in the headlines, they're collecting a lot of money. they have ideological idea of establishing a caliphate there thank you so much for your insight. very good analysis for you on the eve of peru's election, four people have been killed an seven others injured in an armed attack. leftist shining path rebels are behind the attack. three of those killed were soldiers and the fourth was
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their driver. they were taking forces to guard voting stations. security is on their mind ahead of the vote to choose a new president. opinion polls suggest that the front runner is holding on to her lead but is unlikely to win outright in the first round. >> reporter: last month 38 year old was standing outside his home. a young man walked up to him and shot him twice in the head. his family says he died a victim of a wave of violence on the rise in peru. >> translation: now there are youngsters who walk around armed and they have become more aggressive. it has to be a new strategy to change all of this. >> reporter: crime is increasing and getting more violent. shootings and armed robberies happen in daylight. police say one in every three
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murders is committed by a hit man. this woman says she goes to the market carrying only the money she will spend. she doesn't trust that there are enough police to protect the population >> translation: you go out in terrible fear. kaunt have more money because you walk around scared. they kill you for nothing. that's what i would like the next govern to change. >> reporter: the homicide rate is amongst the lowest in latin america, but the institute of statistics says nearly one anywhered of the 10 million residents have been a victim of some form of crime. many say they feel unsafe outside their homes. this issue is more important for voters than the economy, poverty, health and education. >> reporter: all the main candidates in sunday's general election have promised voters they will improve security. measures they have pledged include isolating inmates in prisons high up in the andes,
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using the army to profit government institutions and including policing and investigations crimes. >> translation: the last 10 years have been marked by failure and abandonment by the police. the security institutions haven't received attention. it is a great challenge for the next government. focusing in violent crime by strengthening the investigations and criminal intelligence. >> reporter: the family says there should be more and better trained police. they say they hope the next government will put security on top of its agenda sudan's region will vote on whether to unify its five states. voters are being asked whether it should be divided into five states or brought together as
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one state. the president says the vote fulfils a fees agreement between the government and rebel groups who have been fighting for more than a decade. violence began in 2003 between forces loyal to the president on one side and the sudan revelation on the other. two million have been forced to free their homes. our rant has more. >> reporter: fruits and vegetables, every color of the rainbow. the offerings in this market are as diverse as the people are. in april voters will decide between two options. keep the country carved up into five states as the government wants or make this area the size of france one region. >> translation: long ago we had one region and we didn't have any services. since we had the five states established, the services are better. >> reporter: this will not rupture the people. it will bring people together.
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>> reporter: in 2003 armed rebels from non-arab tribes said they were fed up with the more ethnically ash federal government turning its back on the area and neglecting its development. the voips became a genocide-- violence became a genocide. as many as 300,000 people may have died, including from disease and malnutrition. more than 2.6 million people have been displaced. it has been comprised of five states since 2011 in a compromise between the government and several rebel groups. now the people will weigh in. looking around the will market it was hard to find someone who wants one region. >> translation: for security reasons for our welfare it is important for us to be won. >> reporter: opposition parties and a number of rebel groups agree and are boycotting the
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referendum. this official says the election is a formality and the government will get what it wants, making five states, splitting along ethnic lines >> this will increase the division of the country the same way that they did for the south. we are expecting it to have been in the west. after some time probably the west will ask for self-determination. >> reporter: the governor squashes that notion. >> translation: there is not a sing the state based on ethnic background. there are no other motives other to provide better services for the people. >> reporter: the referendum comes as fighting has displaced an additional 100,000 people since january. the chasm clearly per cysts between the government and the disparate rebel groups making peace a distant prospect
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ethiopians are facing their worst draught in nearly 50 years. the u.n. says more than 10 million people need emergency food aid and half a million children need treatment for acute malnutrition. they're facing issues getting food and supplies to affected areas. >> reporter: this railway was built with a 23.3 billion dollars chinese loan. for land locked ethiopia it will provide a vital link with a sea port in neighboring djibouti. it hasn't opened yet, but as they try to deal with their worst humanitarian crisis in decades, trains is being used to transport aid. you get a sense of the scale of the relief operation here. this is the second train to have arrived this week. each carriage of 1200 sacks of
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weeks. they're being put on trucks. they go to the main warehouse which is 20 kilometers from here. at the warehouse it's a similar scene. the supervisor says his men are working 240 hours a day. >> translation: we have to distribute to six regions. in the last 30 days we have received 28,000 tons of food. >> reporter: there have been delays getting aid like this off ships in the djibouti port. vessels carrying hundreds of thousands tons of food have been given priority to dock over ships carrying other goods. >> at the local level there's a feeling that the response is not enough and that there are more people than need assistance than have been acknowledged. in each district you have a process where people are slekd and saying you're going to get food aid and you're not. that's a painful process. the government and international donors have given around 760 million dollars. the u.n. says at least 1.4
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billion is needed. >> it wants to protect its people from the kind of catastrophic thing that people sea will happen. >> reporter: drive 200 kilometers out of the capital. this normally produce a surplus of food. this woman says the drought completely destroyed her harvest. she says she has received aid four times over the last two months, but the sacks is not enough. >> translation: the children don't have enough to eat. that's why the men have left to try and find work so we can buy food. >> reporter: with the diest months now approaching, aid agencies believe more people like her and her family could be
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need help to survive some breaking news now. we're getting reports of a very strong earthquake in pakistan and afghanistan. witnesses say buildings shook in both islamabad and kabul and there are reports that tremors were felt as far away as new delhi. we don't have a magnitude of that earthquake. we will keep you updated with all the information as and when we have had had. coming up on the news hour, the augusta national course in sports. sports.
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time for all the sports. >> reporter: speith will take a one shot advantage into the final round of the masters. he is on three under par and top of the leader poored for a record seventh straight round. he dropped three shots on the final two holes to give his opponents hope. >> reporter: the show was the hot ticket at the augusta national on saturday. two of the games very best were the final pair out on the course. he and to be handling the georgia winds better than most.
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a birdie at the 15th for the defending champion gave him a three shot lead. the text an dropped three shots on the final two holes and the 18th saw him take a diversion into the woods. he finished his round with a double bogie. at three under, he is down a single shot >> it was a tough finish to go from holding a four shot lead and being in a similar information last year to all of a sudden now it's anyone's game. it's tough to swallow that. i'm in the lead-up to 54 holes. if you told me that at the beginning, i would be very pleased. it's mixed feelings right now. >> reporter: mcelryo bid is faultering. he finished at five behind after a round of 77. >> it's just one of those days
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where you have to forget about it and move on. to be honest with you, i would feel worse about myself if i hadn't just seen what jordan did in the last two holes. i've taken heart from that, that i'm still in this unfortunate. >> reporter: 58-year-old has won the masters twice in years before speith was even born. three straight birdies on the back nine saw him finish two shots off the lead >> i put myself in good positions, made a couple of puts, played it very well. for a 58 year old it's fun to be in this position and play with the best in the world. >> reporter: world number one jason day patient play has been rewarded. the australian sank this huge bitterie put on his way to one
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under par 71. three shots behind speith. >> reporter: just four player under 4. the only one to break it was smiley kaufman. he learnt to play the course on the tiger woods video games. the final fight for pacquiao. it was the third meeting of the pair. he took the next two. now 37. he says he has aimed to focus on a political career. . >> reporter: are you retiring? >> yes. i made the decision. i'm going back to the philippines to spend more time with my family and then focus to serve the people. >> reporter: how important was it for you to get this win tonight and to say goodbye in this manner
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>> i feel sad because my back is still okay. you saw that tonight, but my family that's what they want me to do. >> reporter: britain's anthony joshua is the new heavy weight champion. a pivotal day in the english premier league. here is the table. >> you know me from the beginning we go step-by-step. now i think the europe is done. now there is a champion league. we are fighting for that. let me play another three matches and then i tell you something different maybe. i hope >> reporter: you might have won
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the premier league by then >> i don't know. i want to achieve the champions league now. >> reporter: the fliers are into the nhl playoffs over a win over penguins. they took advantage winning three one. the fliers will take on the washington capitals in the first round of the playoffs which get going on wednesday. >> reporter: that's all the sport for now thank you very much indeed. the effects of ageing is something that most of us want to avoid for as long as possible. new technology is able to show you what it feels like to grow old while there's still time to prepare for it. >> reporter: it's a suit that looks fit for a super hero. complete with flashing lights and goggles. this doesn't give the wearer super strength. i'm going to walk really slow.
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it simulates what it is like to grow old. a company providing long care insurance came up with the idea >> this experience is a tactical way to get the conversation started naturalsly. >> reporter: not just with the senior set. displaying the suit at places like the science center, it gives kids something to think about. the headset simulates what it's alike to have vision disorders. >> this is what your left with. can you imagine walking around like this? >> reporter: no >> reporter: as well as hearing impairments. the extra weight on your back and mechanical resistance applied by the suit brings home the rault of living with the muscle loss and arthritis common in the elderly >> reporter: if i had to walk out with problems with my limbs
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and not seeing or hearing, it would be so disorienting, i don't think i would want to go out. i think i would stay home >> that's a huge issue, that isolation that happens. this is something that we want to try and overcome by drinking this to everyone's attention. >> reporter: with engineers from the firm applied minds seemed to have created is, in fact, an empathy machine. >> you see someone who could move about and then watch her legs and the difficulty with which she moved and hear the sounds, it made it more personal for me >> if i were to sit a kid down and tell them i'm getting old, known is going to pay attention, but if you can create such an experience it can change people's attitudes. >> reporter: perhaps not just talk about the issues around long-term care, but better prepare for them >> reporter: i will go home now and put my feet up that's it for this news hour on al jazeera. more news after this short break. stay with us.
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