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al jazeera america. >> hello from doha. welcome to the news hour on al jazeera. coming up, the start of a tentative truce in yemen. the united nations special envoy welcomes in, but compromises lil have to be made from both sides. >> the parliament gathers for the first time since the panama papers. you can't help but recognize that hiroshima's legacy is one
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of rebirth and resilience. >> u.s. secretary of state john kerry pace tribute to the victims of the hiroshima atomic bombings, the world's first nuclear attack. >> tiger in connection increase in the wild for the first time in more than 100 years. >> all the day's sport, including the 2016 masters champion, danny willis. english golfer danny willis claims the green jacket to become the first european to win the masters in 17 years. >> the united nations envoy to yemen we will come would to tentative ceasefire that's come into effect this monday. it is an agreement that the saudi-led coalition and the houthi rebels have both promised to honor. we've got these shots from
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easement of the capital anna. you're seeing patches of fighting just before the ceasefire was supposed to start. it released relief age through all of yemen. >> sanna is one of the oldest cities in the world and it's been in houthi rebel hands for more than a year and a half. people here and right across yemen have borne the brunt of the civil war. although they may have different allegiances, many in yemen are united in their desire for peace. >> we're for peace. we support a ceasefire resolution in every way. a ceasefire is what the yemeni people want, but we need commitments that everybody abides by. >> we want a ceasefire that will last forever, not just a few days. >> the uprising by the houthi movement started in the north and has been going on for years. this latest conflict began in
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september, 2014, when houthi rebels swept into the capital, sanna. they forced out yemen's nationally recognized government led by president adou rabbo mansour hadi and have been fighting to expand their territory ever since. u.n. sponsored talks are due to begin on the 18th of april. the houthis hold 22 provinces and spread from the north to the south. this includes the capital, sanna. they are backed by forces loyal to president al saleh and have the sort of iran. the houthis are fighting troops loyal to yemen's president adou rabbo mansour hadi. he set up a temporary capital here in the southern port city of aden and his military is present in most of eastern yemen. hadi has the backing of soon any
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strikes and airstrikes from the so you had coalition. then there is al-qaeda in the arabian peninsula. they are anti houthi but not aligned with the government. we have secessionist groups mostly secular and have long been pushing to break from the north. no side that come close to winning yemen's war and all this has come with a heavy human cost. the u.n. said more than 6,000 people have been killed since airstrikes began. aren't half were civilians and almost 1,000 were children. people were starving well before the houthi rebellion. now more than 80% of yemen's 24 million people needle humanitarian aid. the u.n. accuses both of the main players of atrocities and arguments civilians. in the absence of a military solution, there are growing calls for a mediated end to the conflict. the peace efforts have failed
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before. awesome. >> let's go to sanna now by skype, joining us is a journalist arched houthi supporter. thank you for joining us. can you say with certainty that you believe the houthis will abide by this ceasefire? >> we should ask why saudi arabia abide by this ceasefire because we already had three, four ceasefires since the war began on the 26 of march and always the saudi have not abide to the ceasefire. just in the early hour of today. >> that's fine, though, i understand what you're saying, but if you are a houthi supporter, then i want to know what you say about the houthis themselves. >> yeah, i mean, of course they will abide by this ceasefire, but it will be if the other side will abide to the ceasefire.
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we heard just two days ago before the ceasefire as example,ed head of saudi coalition in taiz has said that they have nothing to do with the ceasefire and this ceasefire does not concern them, and as well, today this morning, there was a strike east of sanna on a home belonged to a tribal. if the saudi are not going to hold, i don't think that the houthis will hold the ceasefire and the saweds will continue violating the ceasefire, i think fighting at the sawed border will resume and it will be heavier than before. >> let's say both sides abide by the ceasefire and we get as far as the u.n. brokered talks on the 18 of april. what can actually happen there? is there any trust on both sides to actually move the process forward? >> yeah, if all party, like hold
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the ceasefire, it will be the first step to build trust between them, and then the first thing is in kuwait, i think the only thing that will help that the saudi will had mitt is that they are part of this war. we have an international war raging against yemen, so, and as well as, the other party backed by the saudi, they are not united. we know that about the has sacked -- one year of failure is president hadi failure. those party have to altogether set some step to show us what will be the future. >> right. >> of yemen. >> will the future of yemen,
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sorry to interrupt you, will the future involve the houthis pulling back from the area they have taken over? this will be a major thing i'm sure for the u.n. and those who take part, this they want the houthis to pull back from the area they have overtaken from the government. >> yeah, yemen, of course, the houthi have accepted 2216, saying clearly that all groups have to hand their weapons to the yemeni government. when you say that the houthi have taken these areas from the government, this is not right, because most of the area that was taken, it was not under the yemeni government. a lot of area were under the control of al-qaeda and we have seen that in the south under al-qaeda and when the houthi have cleared many cities in the south from al-qaeda, the saudi-led coalition have brought them back into the south with aden and have no criminal. the houthi advance in those area
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were mainly not under the control of the government. i think that the houthi have clearly accept the 2216 that now is the time for saudi arabia to act in real faith to bring piece into yemen. >> thank you for joining us. >> the british prime minister will be addressing m.p.'s for the first time since revelations of his past investment in an offshore fund. public pressure forced him to publish his income and tax payments since 2009, as well. barnaby phillips now live covering this one. what more can the prime minister say now. he's published his tax returns. he admitted that he could have and should have acted in a different way. what's expected from him now? >> what he's hoping is that he can draw a line in the sand after a disastrous week, a week
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in which the problems of presentation, if not ethics in his own admission have been very much of his own making. he will argue in the british parliament this afternoon that nothing i, david cameron did, was illegal in any way. i've been more transparent than any predecessor. i'm asking my chancellor, the finance minister to also give details of his tax return. i think he'll try to deflect attention and move on. he'll announce new legislation that would make british companies liable to prosecution if it was shown that they were facilitating their employees to evade tax. it also announced the setting up of some sort of task force into the revelation that is came out in the panama papers some eight days ago now. >> so the prime minister has released his tax documents. he's urging the chancellor to do
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that, as well. is this going to be the new thing in u.k. politics of having to declare your tax returns? >> it feels like it, yes. we could end up with a situation much more akin to for example politics in scandinavia, where it is entirely customary for politicians to, yes, make all their tax returns public, and where david cameron has led others are following, reluctantly or enthusiastically it's not clear. we've had leading politicians in scotland doing the same. we've had jeremy core by reason, the leader of the opposition labour party saying he'll soon publish his tax return. this seems to be the new way in which politics will go in britain. it was interesting on the radio this morning, even conservative back benches saying reluctantly this is where it's going. they were asking restorically where does this end, perhaps do
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leading figures in the church, do leading journalists commenting on the. , do we have to publish our tax returns. >> it's time we will listen to that and speak to barnaby phillips again later. several members of parliament accused the cabinet of corruption. the government isccused of unfairly favoring a chinese company in the construction of a road. he said monday the government was struggling told its work in the middle of in-fighting. in 2010, a bloody uprising left more than 500 people dead. >> greek foreign minister alexis tsipras is trying to --
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commenting on police using rubber bullets to stop refugees from crossing the border as a disgrace. 11,000 people remain at the site, ignoring instructions from the greek government to move to the organized shelters, fearing they will then be deported. >> the u.s. secretary of state john kerry's made a historic visit to the hiroshima memorial which commemorates the world's first atomic bombing. 140,000 people dialed in the attack. he was joined by foreign ministers who have been holding talks in hiroshima. >> in in spring, hiroshima feels hounded. 71 years after the united states military dropped an atomic bomb, john kerry became the first u.s.
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secretary of state to visit this place. the foreign ministers of the six other g7 countries were there, as well. including those from britain and france, who like the united states, are nuclear powers. mr. kerry said nothing prepared him for the pause museum, with photographs taken days after the attack. >> it is a stunning display, a gut wrenching display. it tun at all of your sensibilities as a human being. it reminds everybody of the extraordinary complexity of choices in war and of what war does to people. >> japan's foreign minister, who was born in hiroshima, says the push to abolish nuclear weapons was being made harder by north carolina's continued provocatio.
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kerry says he came here to honor the dead. there was no apology, but the visit was still significant, says one expert. >> for a sitting representative, a high ranking sitting representative with the u.s. government to on or the dead, honor those who suffered here is tremendously symbolic. >> the u.s. president barack obama has yet to decide if he, too, will visit this memorial park. speculation is rising that he will, because he will attended a g7 world leader summit. in the past, he said he would be honored to come here. >> this man was 12 when he saw the mushroom cloud. he hopes the penalty does come. >> the victims and aggressors will have the chance to come together and settle this.
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this will reflect well on mankind. >> for survivors, this was a day about the past, but for the foreign dignitaries, it was also about the present as well as future nuclear threats. al jazeera in hiroshima. plenty more ahead on this news hour, including the arrests after the fire at an indian temple which killed more than 100 people. also, seoul reveals the defection of a senior north korean official. in sport, the golden state warriors on the brink of making nba history. sanna is here with the details. activists say isil is launching a major offensive close to turkey and has captured two villages.
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efforts of strengthened to retake aleppo. the prime minister has been speaking to a parliamentary delegation from moscow in the syrian capital, damascus. also, the turkish prime minister is holding a cabinet meeting in the city close to the syrian border. this is the first time a cabinet meeting's been held outs ankara in 13 years, the city home to a large number of syrian refugees. charles stratford has the latest now from southeastern turkey. >> the prime minister is giving his speech at a ceremony honoring this city's victory over colonial forces almost 100 years ago, the message, the symbolism of why he is here in southwest turkey not lost on anyone. he said that there were forces in this country trying to ignite the same sort of fires ignited in syria and iraq. he said that the turkish people were building fires of brotherhood in their defense. now, this area has been the
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focus of a severe military campaign over the last few months, since peace talks broke down with the kurdish workers party, a party that the government has accused of being a terrorist organization. there have been a number of attacks by people that the government says were affiliated to that group and as i say, a military offensive in this area. of course, coming here to southeast turkey to this city, so close to the syrian border where we're getting reports of what seems to be an offensive by isil forces, is of huge significance. saudi arabia's king solomen received an honorary degree from cairo university. he praised his host but called for more cooperation against what he calls terrorism in the middle east. >> we are duty bound to support academic institutions like
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yours, to continue to play the roles creating civilizations and shaping human beings. i expression all appreciation for the honorary doctorate granted to me, and on behalf of the sawed people, i thank all of you, praying to god almighty to guide your steps forward. >> we heard from timothy earlier, a non-resident fellow. he was talking about egypt's turning over islands. >> i think it's an attempt by two countries to reinforce an appearance of solidarity. there's been a lot of press about the relationship between egypt and saudi arabia over the past year and there were people doubting that egypt was continuing to be in its good graces. i think this was meant to reinforce that saudi is standing
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by this government. there was shock that egypt had been planning to turn over the islands that had been under egypt's control since 1950. part of the problem is the way it was done. it was done mostly in secrecy and all of a sudden we start hearing rumors on various websites and eventually an official statement saying that the islands would be turned over. there wasn't much of a public discussion or debate. also article 151 of the egyptian constitution, such decisions actually require i mean on most generous in the interpretation c referendum and some argue it's not allowed at all to hand over territory. what we need to see is the government move toward a more transparent constitutional pros in how it is managing this handover. >> news from afghanistan on this news hour, 12 people have died following a suicide talk in
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afghanistan, 38 people injured, as well. this happened in jalalabad. it's believed the target was the defense ministry shuttle bus, carrying new army recruits, so it's 12 dead, 38 injured in that explosion in jalalabad. more on it of course, when we get it. >> also five killed and seven injured after an explosion in somalia. a suicide bomber attacked the local government headquarters in mogadishu and among the victims were two children. the armed group al shabab has claimed responsibility. we are here in the studio. tell us anything more you know about this. >> the explosion happened not far from a compound that belongs to the local authority. the car that was full of explosives was left just a stone's throw from the building and it was settled as employee, government employees were coming out for their lunch break. al shabab said they were
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targeting government officials who work in that building. the government told you also all the people who have been killed or injured in the attack were civilians. what's also interesting is this happened on the same day that a local military court in mogadishu sentenced an official of al shabab. >> he will tell me how it works that they can get this close, you said a stone's throw from the building. >> this is an area that is quite old. it's not modern and houses together and. cars are not left far from the building. there is no park, space or parking spot that cars are going to be left and this is a public
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building where the residents go to for example if you have issues with licenses or things that the public needs, everyone goes there. there's a large crowd, not just government employees, but residents. >> i'm just wondering about protection at such buildings. you're talking about this being a title area and all this, but there must be targets like this all over mogadishu. >> in a sense, the government have been kind of trumpeting their efforts. they've mentioned many times al shabab is on the back foot. they pushed al shabab out of most towns and cities, but al shabab is quite strong in rural areas. what you see is al shabab employing car bombs, which is quite difficult for the government security forces. they are not, you know, to the level of training is not that of maybe. >> do you think i mean that al shabab is becoming stronger
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then? you are saying they've got the strength in the rural areas. are they coming back in a populated area like mogadishu? >> this kind of al shabab attack is some kind of a statement that there was a high level meeting happening so this could be seen as stealing the spotlight from the government. >> good to talk to you. thanks for all that update. >> five people arrested in india over the fire at the hindu temple that killed 108 people and injured hundreds more. an inquiry has been launched to investigate what happened. >> i have told the chief minister that the federal government will make immediate arrangements if critically injured patients need to be transferred. it is difficult to explain how
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the accident happened. in some cases, bodies and heads were blown apart due to the explosion. i can understand how severe the scale of destruction is. >> more with vivian. >> these are the canisters. a government explosives experts will examine them to find among other things whether banned chemicals were used as they frequently are to make the fireworks more powerful. he will conduct a wider investigation into what's happened. meanwhile, the president of the state medical association is launching a petition with the high court to ban all fireworks at major events and festivals.
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>> this is where the explosion took place. behind me was a shed which stored the fireworks, which was ignited and set off a series of blasts. more than 10,000 people were here to watch the show, but even that is considered small compared to some of the events planned in the bigger cities for this year's hindu celebrations. many events had fireworks displace, but since this happened, they have now been suspended across the state. >> there's a rescue operation underway after a three story building collapsed in shanghai just before 1:00 p.m. local time. a woman and child have been rescued from the wreckage and taken to hospital. south korea confirmed a north korea army colonel defected last year. he specialized in espionage against the south.
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seoul granted him asylum. the news followed friday's announcement that 13 workers at a restaurant run by that the north in an undisclosed third country had defected also as a group. >> this morning's report is true, however, that is all i can say and i cannot give details yet, including detailed personal information. from the perspective of our government, we believe it can be one of the examples showing the unusual movements of the powerful class. >> analysis on this now from a specialist on korean security issues. he told us the colonel would be able to provide valuable intelligence on the north korean hierarchy. >> i think the defection of the colonel is more important than the restaurants workers. the colonel knows a great deal about who is up and who is down in the hierarchy. the north koreans have titles, but what matterses who knows
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whom, who's connected to whom. the hierarchy is very nepoti stic. they are trying to find who is running north korea. my guess is that what he's been doing. those involved in intelligence, i'm sure he's alleges been a huge boon to that, too, finding out who's operating in north korea and things like that. charged with assaulting and obstructing police during a protest two years ago, sarah clark has more from hong kong. >> the pro democracy
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demonstrations in hong kong came to an end but today one of the more high profile activists appeared in court. he is a prominent pro democracy supporter and member of the local civic party. he's been charged with assault and resisting arrest at the heart of the demonstrations. today, he pleaded not guilty to those charges, proving a segment that he believes is politically motivated. 11 witnesses will be called to give evidence. there were a number of arrests made during the two and a half month long demonstration but his case is being followed closely. he was the victim of an alleged beating with a video capturing what appears to be a number of officers hitting and kicking him on the night of the arrest. he was hospitalized as a result and those seven officers have been charged with assault and one causing grief i couldn't say bodily harm. those seven officers will appear in court in june.
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>> we have the weather forecast. looks pretty stormy in the u.s., middle of april, winter hanging on. >> it's trying, but with the fighting of the seasons, this is when you get the really explosive weather across the region. let me show you the latest satellite picture. you can see the cloud that snakes down. it's thickened up and is now giving us some fairly heavy rain. in the north of that, we are seeing a fair amount of freezing rain which gradually is turning to snow, so we're seeing pretty miserable weather over the south of canada. you can see lots of us are seeing rain rather than wintery weather. they're very different over parts of ohio and pennsylvania where we saw up to 25 centimeters of snow. now we've got a lot of heavy rain and far milder conditions. this area of wet weather looks like it's going to give us some very heavy downpours but not only heavy rain.
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we're expecting severe thunderstorms, so there could be some very strong gusts of wind, giant hailstones and there could also be the occasional tornado, as well. this is the area most at risk then, across parts of the accident, over into oklahoma and a little further towards the east in alabama, as well. that's where we're expecting the worst of the weather, but anywhere within this yellow patch could see store thunderstorms. this threat of severe weather doesn't look so bad on tuesday, but today we could see some pretty lively weather. still much ahead on this news hour. the construction workers in gaza uncovered what could be a previously unknown fifth century building. that plus. i'm in florida as relations within the u.s. and cuba rapidly change, we'll be looking at the controversial issue of opening a cuban consulate somewhere in the sunshine state.
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football news, how they are looking after their goals in a thriller.
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you're on the news hour here at al jazeera, these are our top stories. the u.n. special envoy for yemen welcomed the start of a tentative truce. peace talks will require difficult choices from all sides. the british prime minister addresses parliament for the
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first time since revelations of his offshore investments. an increase in violence in aleppo where rebel fighters are battling regime forces. the syrian army and russian air force are preparing a joint operation to retake the area from various factions. >> ok, yemen, i want to take you back to that tentative ceasefire we're talking about. we're live in beirut now to talk to visiting scholar at carnegie middle east center. thank you for joining us. ceasefire, we've been here before, quite simply but i guess not so close to peace talks, what chance of this actually working in getting us to the peace talks without a break in the ceasefire? >> it's not expect that it will
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not be broken, to be realistic, even if there is will from both sides to commit the ceasefire, it's unlikely they will have a lot of command and control, but this is the most rear i couldn't say attempt to come together and discuss it. it comes after a long process of different back door negotiation, of different paths that happened between the two sides and most importantly have been during an effective ceasefire on the borders between the two sides. what will hop right now, it's more challenging in one sense, because the saudis ceasefire with the houthis is working but there is the houthi ceasefire with thest of yemeni that has not been touched or talked about so far. it will be challenging, it will be violated, but it has the chance, more than any other chance in the past especially has that the international community has been on both
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sides, we have obama coming to the gulf soon, we have too many factors coming together internationally and factors coming together to stop this war which never should have started to begin with. >> what do you believe to be the post important of the concessions that either side would have to make? >> i mean, the most different, i guess the most difficult issue in this is, you know, the saudis are somehow convinced of moving forward, so are the houthis. now how can you get the subcontractors of both sides to commit into this and buy into it. that would be the most challenging. on the sawed side, it's president hadi, whose philosophy shows that he can afford war, but cannot afford peace. on the sawed side is sala, also defending his cabinet right now, just hoping that this war will
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continue until everyone is exhausted except him. it will be a matter of paving the road for a political solution. the most important thing for upcoming negotiation will not be how to strike a political deal, but how to continue the ceasefire, how to make it more sustainable, how to make it all over yemen. this will mostly -- >> the most important thing really is the people of yemen. you talked in your last answer about people, one side wanting war to continue, the other side being able to afford war and not peace. meanwhile, the country and the people suffer even more than they have before. >> yes, unfortunately, this is
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the worst time in yemen's old and modern history in matter of violence, scale, the matter of the humanitarian crisis, and fragment takes and it is a very -- i mean, if there was a will among the political parties or even any attention toward the people of yemen, they wouldn't have started the war in the first place. this is one of the biggest human catastrophes in the world and one more day of the war will mean some much more suffering than it is already. if a ceasefire continues, there can be some change in matter of, you know, getting humanitarian aid, a matter of solving local issues, a matter of delivering medicine. it can have a lot of impact. the problem right now is things have gone so terrible, and so bad in yemen, that one day ceasefire at any level, at any
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stage will make a lot of difference right now. >> extraordinary, isn't it? thank you. egypt's exagriculture minister has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for corruption. he was arrested in september for taking bribes. he was forced to step down during a corruption scandal that held to the entire government resigning. his chief of staff was also jailed for 10 years. he rose through the ranks of the agriculture ministry to become minister in march of last year. >> peru's leading presidential candidate will face a runoff. she won nearly 40% of the vote in sunday be's first round. the daughter of the former president was in prison for human rights abuses committed during his time in power. maria sanchez has more now from lima. >> victory for now. the 40-year-old of the popular
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force party won the first round in peru's general elections. although she didn't get 50% of the vote to win the presidency, she will control congress. >> i express my deep gratitude to the millions who voted for me and they have now elected the popular force as the first democratic force in the country. >> me dose is a fought a tie vote by vote. the people went to the polls sunday, many hoping for change. >> we want security and more works and we say no to corruption. that's what we want. we want to fight corruption. i voted for her because she has promise add lot and i hope she fulfills her promise jewels many don't trust any candidate.
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many said they spoiled their vote. >> no candidate is up to my standards. if they are not corrupted, they will not get to power. that is why i will not vote. >> the army was attacked visiting ballots. shining path rebels are belied to have killed these seven soldiers and wounded others. >> even after easily winning the first round, she will have a hard time in the runoff election. opinion polls say 51% of people in peru say they will never vote for her. >> she didn't get enough votes to win on the first round. opinion polls say 51% have people of peru say they will never vote for her. she carries the weight of hear father's legacy, known as the most corrupt in the history of
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peru. she has tried to distance herself from hear father's supporters but to win in june, she may have to go beyond saying her father committed mistakes to acknowledging he is a criminal, something many in peru are waiting to hear from her. al jazeera, lima, peru. tough day ahead for brazil's president, the impeachment commission will be voting whether to recommend she is removed from office. president rousseff is accused of hiding budgetary shortfalls during her reelection campaign. we have the details now. >> brazil's impeachment commission hearings, raucous debates where opposition party members refer to her as the account president and hold up inflatable dolls of the former president in prison garb. the political theater nears its climax. monday, the commission will finish its work and likely vote to impeach rousseff.
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a vote in the lower house could come as early as april 17. polls say both sides of unsure of victory. those in favor of impeachment don't necessarily have the votes in the lower house to push it through and rousseff isn't sure she has the votes to block it. >> it's very difficult to predict something, because there is a large number which undecided people, and both sides are trying to get them. >> pro impeachment protestors outside of congress are keeping a vigil tally of just who is voting to impeach her. rousseff's presidency has been threatened by a spiraling economy in the so-called car wash corruption scandal in which contractors hired by the state oil company paid billions of dollars in bribes to politicians. rousseff has not been directly linked to it. her opponents accuse her of using the money for reelection.
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she is calling the case for impeachment a coup. there have been protests for and against impeachment. the provide is generally bigger. there have been so many protests that police are planning to separate the groups to avoid violence. meanwhile, rousseff's team is trying to build a firewall in congress, even reportedly promising jobs or funds for legislator's pet projects. her attempts to install her popular predecessor in her cabinet to rally congressional support has been blocked so far by the supreme court. an ally of herself on the commission says impeachment is a bad idea for the whole country. >> it would be using a tool that is constitutional but deeply and fundamentally unpopular in our country. >> the politics gets murkier with impeachment about question
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of replacement. those who led the attacks against her are tainted by the car wash corruption scheme, and other kick back scandals. this week, we're going to see president rousseff fight for her very political survival. al jazeera, brasilia. a look at cuba now where relations between the u.s. and cuba have been going forward for a year now. the cuban embassy in washington, d.c. has reopened. many are opposed to the idea of a consulate in miami. we have this report from andy gallagher. >> the normalization of releases between cuba and the u.s. began over a year ago. for the large cuban american community, it's a change that should never have happened. protests have grown smaller as attitudes towards cuba have changed. speculation that a cuban consulate might open doors here
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have insensed city officials. it is said it will in flame passions and create a security risk. >> i think it would be a tragedy, because in miami, not all the wounds have been healed and there are people who will be opposing vehemently that. >> the cuban flag now flies over its reopened embassy in washington, d.c. the next logical step would be to open a consulate in florida, home to more than a million cuban americans. >> not every official in miami is against plans to open the consulate in the city but amongst the exiled community would be resistance. here in tampa, a city with a sizeable cuban population, there is more than a desire for change. >> this businessman came to the u.s. as a teenager and would welcome all the benefits a cuban
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consulate will bring. >> who is going to be affected in a positive way? our people in cuba. the cubans in tampa understand that it's a good opportunity for everyone for this change to happen and for the embassy to be here in tampa. >> the push back has been almost none, very little. >> across the bay in st. petersburg, the mayor returned from his second trip to cuba and like his counterpart in miami, he's actively encouraging the idea of a cuban consulate here. >> we share a lot in common with half in a in particular, but with the country, so we think that people will feel very comfortable and welcome here. >> it took more than half a century for cuba and the u.s. to restore diplomatic ties, but strong feelings remain. it is not known when or where a consulate will open. tampa, florida. >> now construction workers in gaza does a's old city uncovered
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what could be the ruins of a church dating back to the fifth century. builders are digging foundations for shops when they made the historic discovery. what has been found is a set of marble columns and bases. one of those bases is marked from the time of rule in palestine. experts are doing what they can to establish the site's true purpose, a church, parliament building, no one knows yet. with study, we will be able to present the true facts to the public around the world. it is more evidence that we the palestinians are rooted in plans which refights the story that palestine is a land without a people. what a fantastic end to the
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masters. >> for the english, daniel willis has become the first european to win the masters in 17 years. the englishman claimed the jacket after the dramatic final. >> the 2016 masters champion, danny willis. >> he was handled the winners green jacket by jordan speith. the defending champion was in charge of this masters for three and a half days, but for once in the minute that is really mattered, the american was found wanting. >> this is crazy, just surreal. words can't really describe the feelings be and emotions. you're so much involved in what you do on the golf course and it still doesn't seem quite what you've achieved. >> speith's clams will take long to absorb. at the halfway point, the 22-year-old was leading by five
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shots but then came his collision with a par 312th. speith's two major wins of last year were rooted in a seemingly nebulous disposition but golf has a habit at pull at even theineyest mental fray. two english man who happened to be paired together saw their chance. lee we hadward hid a three under par 69 and would be a r. an augusta runner up for the second time. willis almost pulled out of the event because his wife was due to give birth during the tournament. only the early arrival of their son allowed him to fly in and play the round of his life, a stunning effort of 67 took him to five under par. speith's disintegration meant that would be enough for him to win his first major by three
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shots. >> we dream of doing it, it is what you practice for, what you play for, but you dream about these kind of days and things like that, but for him to happen, you know, there's four a year, so to be actually sat here is still mind boggling. >> you wonder not just about the tee shot on 12, but why can't you just control the second shot and make five at worst and you're still tied for the lead, so big picture, this one will hurt. it will take a while. >> it is the first british player to win the masters in two decades. al jazeera. on to football now, leicester three wins from winning the english premier league. the remarkable surge towards the title shows no signs of slowing up after beating sunderland 2-0 on sunday.
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jordy scored both goals for leicester. >> i'm happy, because we got three points and a difficult match. we know toe play in this moment against sunderland, it was very, very difficult, because in the last five matches, they made a very fantastic preferment. then got three points is important. this is how the table looks. result is a blow more united as they look to finish in the top four and qualify for the champions league. to german do believe now, missing the chance to move been
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five points of bundesliga leaders. a match saw four goals scored in 20 minutes. got the home side even. they gave away a penalty. putting it away with ease, 2-2 is how it finished. the golden state warriors have the chance to surge pass the 1995-1996 chicago bulls for the most wins in a single season after claiming their 22 victory beating the san antonio spurs 92-86. reigning m.v.p. seth curry reached 37 points for the
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warriors. they're win win from history by breaking the record for the most wins in the season. they have a chance to do so facing the memphis grid lease on wednesday. >> this is a goal of ours. as we went through the season, we're here, great accomplishment. every single person sacrificed every single day to win games, and it's fun. claiming the pacific division on the final day of the regular season by beating the washington capitals. after missing the past five games because of concussion, starring for the anaheim ducks, winning the game 2-0, making this their fourth consecutive division title.
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winning the grand prix for the fourth year in a row, in pole position, he pulled away on the opening lap and acrossed to his second victory. the double world champion increased his lead to 66 points. it wasn't a good day for marquez's rival, who crashed out of sunday's race. that's it for me. love live, sanna, thank you for that. we're going to talk tigers, the world wildlife fund saying the number of wild tigers has gone up for the first time in a century. the environmental group said that is because of greater conservation in a number of countries, but there is still a lot to do. >> tigers are he dangered species. they're under threat from the destruction of their happen at that time and from illegal poaching by people who want to make money from their fur, bones and teeth. now there's good news.
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the number of tigers living in the wild has increased. it's the first time in conservation history their numbers have gone up. in 1900, there was estimated to be more than 100,000 tigers in the wild. by 2010 their numbers have fallen to as few as 3,200. the latest surveys show their numbers on the rise to 3,890. >> the reason is because in 2010, there was a tiger summit in st. petersburg where the governments together declared they're intention to double the number by 2022. this has escalated and accelerated all the efforts across all the tiger countries. in many places, the protection tylers need is really starting to happen. >> the biggest tiger population is in india. numbers there have increased by a third in the last six years because of improved conservation programs. there have been increases in tiger numbers in russia, bhutan
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and nepal, but deforestation in indonesia has met a rapid decline in that country and poachers remain a major threat to the tiger survival. the illegal trade in animal parts for products including so-called traditional medicine is worth $160 billion a year. india is hosting a meeting to discuss the issue. several countries are holding talks to see what mother they can do to increase the number of tigers living in the wild. al jazeera. beautiful animals, aren't they? that is the end of the news hour. coming up in the next hour, we're keeping an eye on the u.k. parliament. the british prime minister, david cameron, due to address parliament for the first time since he was implicated in the panama papers scandal. that plus a full bulletin of news, right around the corner.
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>> five families work low-wage jobs in 21st century america. >> companies have had to lay off thousands of workers. >> people can't afford to keep up with the cost of housing and food. >> at work, and at home, they look for the strength to keep going >> you don't retire. >> my family is looking at me. >> it's still like there's no way out. >> medical bills. >> student loans. >> daycare. re