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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello, welcome to the newshour. i'm martine dennis in doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes - hundreds of yazidis released by i.s.i.l. in northern iraq. violent protests against the french newspaper "charlie hebdo". seven die in niger i'm malcolm webb in the democratic republic of congo. fighters from the stlr a rebel
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group, are to surrender and come to this camp and give up their amps -- arms. only a handful have come because they say they are not treated fairly. millions attend the papal mass in the philippines. >> i.s.i.l. has released more than 200 captives from the minority yazidi community in northern iraq. they were transported from one province to kurdish held territory. it's not clear why they were released. the yazidi captives were taken to hospital. thousands had been killed in i.s.i.l. mohammed adow is in iraq's kurdish capital, erbil. >> reporter: most of the yazidi released are said to be elderly
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or people with medical problems. a commander eight kilometres tells us that he believes they were brought from mosul driven through the towns before they were released near the front line. i.s.i.l. fighters took them out of the territory and bringing them into the heart of the peshmerga. he says they have taken them to medical facilities on the road between erbil and kirkuk where they are receiving medical treatment. a campaigner for yazidi rights believes that the people were released because of their medical condition, and i.s.i.l. did not want to continue to keep them. we know that there are thousands of yazidi particularly young girls, in the hunt for i.s.i.l.
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and who have been used as sex slaves. we met some of their parents, and they old us that they wish for their children to be returned. for the family of these people released it would be a huge relief for them. >> police in greece arrested four people that say may have links to a tourist cell in belgium. >> police here are expected to verify by the end of sunday that the chief suspect arrested is the man behind future terrorist attacks. this will be done using finker print data it will be cross-referenced from samples taken here.
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it has to be done by monday morning at the latest. at that point charges would have to be laid proper arrests on the basis of those charges, in order to detain this man and the other people he was arrested with. the police here are also looking at the cell phone, and was in possession of possibly other cellphones as well. they'll look at the telephone numbers - incoming and outgoing calls. it may lead to further arrests here in greece or elsewhere in europe. that is an ongoing investigation. information is sensitive, and police are being tight about how much informs they are going to give out as this investigation unfolds. >> the most recently published edition of "charlie hebdo" called for more protests around the world. the anger is focussed on the satirical newspaper with a carr top of islam's prophet muhammad. the most violent reaction was in
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niger. five were killed in a second day. we have more. >> reporter: these people are outside a building in niger. they were demonstrating against prophet muhammad on the front of the satirical "charlie hebdo". they attacked this church, ripped up pages from the bible and set fire to the building. christians are scared and dread more attacks. >> translation: i'm a true christian, i know what religion is it's not above other religions doing their work. >> niger is a former french colony. in other parts of the capital protesters set fire to flags. >> translation: they offended prophet muhammad that's why we don't like it. this is why we want to protest.
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the state is not letting us. that is why we are angry today. >> protesters targeted french-opened businesses a police station and burnt cars. the french embassy warned citizens to stay indoors. there were protests. in pakistan's major cities protests broke out and continued on saturday. lawyers called for the postponement of 15,000 trials. >> it will be passed op an international level under which the feelings of others cannot be held. they cannot say anything about our religion. >> reporter: similar protests took place in yemen. the al qaeda planned to carry out the attack. demonstrators had a warning for
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western media. >> translation: this is from the yemeni people. enough insults. if you don't stop mocking, you will regret it in the future. >> reporter: there was a wave of protests in syria, a country crushed by four years of war. the french satirical newspaper called for a number of muslim countries, but the angriest reaction is in france's former colleagues the president of chad called on other african countries to join in the fight of a nigeria boko haram. troops were deployed on saturday. the men will join the counterparts, to proceed into northern nigeria, where they'll hunt down members. they repeated cross-border attacks in boko haram and recent times. the united nations says is it
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planning a protest against rebels in the democratic republic of congo. the fighters were given until january the 2nd to face surrender. some rebels laid down the weapons, many more are at large. >> reporter: these fighters from the ftlr have been on the run since the genocide in 1994. now they have surrendered, they are on the minority of fighters with their families before a 2 january deadline the u.n. say they'll attack those. this man and his family upped the supervision of ftlr officers they are accused of atrocities. the government says that some came as refugees and joined later. >> translation: we were eight children in the family.
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others were killed in the camps and forest when the army attacked. later they sent militias after us. when will it stop. that's why i joined. >> so many living here are not in good health. >> the medics treat the sick. people here have to do what the commanders say. most would be better off at home in rwanda. they want to go home but insist on a dialogue to address the injustices of the conflict. >> in other countries, there are negotiations about the conflict. they attack incident people. this is an injustice and is unacceptable. the rwandan government refuses to hold talks and says the people in the camp are stuck in lim go. the ftlr in the camp say that they are full there's not enough safe and surrendering
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and going home is one problem. the ftlr says the older and weaker fighters have been sent here and the stronger fighter are in the bush. the u.s. chief told us the champ is full because the ftlr leaders are not allowing anyone to go home. >> it will be followed by a rebattery ot. however, it has made the repatriation contingent on political conditions that so far don't look like they are going be realised. >> reporter: these boys play football with a home-made ball. the younger people were born in congo, and have grown up in the midst of an older generation. counterparts in the bush may be attacked. in the camps they are safer, but are waiting for their leaders, politicians and diplomats to determine their future we have a lot more to come
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on this newshour including we are on death row in indonesia where traffickers have been executed. plus austerity measure in the u.k. denied seeking justice. in sport the african government - tournament under fire from a leading coach the afghan government is launching an investigation after it emerged that the nominee for a minister is on interpol's most wanted list. mohammed idari is wanted in connection with tax evasion and fraud. he denies the allegations.
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another story from afghanistan involves the u.n. saying that the security situation in is continuing to things like water and sanitation. more than 6,000 people have been displaced. many are choosing to live in urban areas, putting a strain on resources. ira glass has more from the afghan capital, kabul. >> at the camp on the outskirts of kaboom the families arrive. five in the last month alone. fighting in helmand province forced them to leave everything they had. that's where her four sons and 11 grandchildren are from. they didn't arriving at once. they left fertile farming in the south, becoming too dangerous because of war. >> translation: we don't have anything. our men go out to find work.
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sometimes they find it sometimes they don't. they bring us a little food and water. >> the camp has no electricity, sewerage or running water. the people have to pay to fill up from a well. >> there are 100 families in this camp. most are fighting in other parts of the country, and they hope that coming here will bring them better opportunities. >> there's no school here for the children. no mosque. not even a graveyard. the leaders say the government promised a lot, but has given them little. they still will not leave. >> we won't think about helmand. it's a difficult situation. they used to farm. they won't be able to do that. they are bombing. >> reporter: some afghans who decide there's no opportunity in afghanistan decide to leave. that's what this man did. he paid smugglers to get him to
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norway. he was returned to afghanistan in 2013. he counsels afghans planning to leave, legally or otherwise. there's insecurity. that is - those are the reasons that is pulling the people. that is encouraging the young afghans to leave afghanistan and go for a better and safer life. >> hundreds of afghans died trying to get to the getter life. every step is dangerous. >> information about visas or refugee settle programs. with a new government. afghanistan and future looks promising. that means afghans will continue to look for a way to leave okay. let's now talk to the u.n.'s heightened refugee u.n.h.c.r.
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representative bowe shak. thank you for talking to us at al jazeera. it's a sad reality, the fact that instability is the core of all afghanistan problems. >> well thank you very much first of all for the opportunity to join in on this. most certainly instability, displacement population movements are the core and difficult issues to set. the president said in a statement himself was clear on the issues of displacement and the importance of finding solutions. >> it is the internal angle of the problem affecting afghanistan soon. very soon they'll raise the money to leave legally or illegally. it's a matter of moving from one
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part of the country to another. >> yes, indeed. by far the largest movement of our afghanistan takes place. the whole issue of movements to the cities is something we have seen in increasing manner. the u.n. together with communities and authorities are paying attention to the urban movements, not only in afghanistan, but elsewhere in the world, and we have seen many are deciding they prefer to stay inside the cities believing there's better access to services and employment. it's representing a number of other challenges linked up with urban development in an ex-please of situation of rapid
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growth in all the major cities across afghanistan. >> with the drawing down of i.s. af foreign forces leaving afghanistan, have you noticed there's a change in the pattern, in the way and volume which people move? >> only what we have seen on internal displacement was they moved in local areas. and as said in the message earlier, there's a rapid increase in people seeking safety in urban environmentals. we expect -- environments we expect this to happen. there's an issue of finding areas, but we very much welcome the recognition that has to be a
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greater matter for urban situation, not just for the afghan displacements, but those returning else where where they are seeking solutions more in urban environments. >> as the government in kabul inches towards establishing itself it's on the brink of getting a cabinet in place. presumably that will be the start of a change a positive change. >> we certain expect and hope so. there's little doubt there's a need to show ownership and support, that they would come back from the neighbouring countries are among the key
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priorities and in the context. >> bow shak of u.n.h.c.r. thank you for appearing on al jazeera millions of roma in the philippines held an out -- millions attended an outdoor mass of the pope. victims of typhoon haiyan are being remembered during the mass. let's go to our correspondent, joining us from rizzel park in manila. you followed the pope's tour of the philippines. what would you say is the overriding message? >> well i think it's the message of all, he's made it clear on a number of occasions. he has scolded politicians in
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relation to alleged corruption the unequal state of philippines. the official message of the vatican was mercy and compassion and the heart of this trip was the visit during bad weather, a reminder of weather during typhoon haiyan. the culmination of it was this enormous outdoor mass. the rain didn't let up all day. neither did the enthusiasm of millions on the streets. it was humid and they were desperate for a chance to get a glimpse, image of the pope. some people bringing young members, elderly members of the family to get the blessing from the pope. they arrived in the jeep ni one
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of many. on this feast, the infant jesus, they spoke about the need to protect children and for all of their rather progressive adoption it was a traditionalist method. it was defending the city on the family and it holds true. >> with characteristic forthrightness from pope francis, that we come to expect did filipinos - they have not witness said scenes in their country for 20 years or so. >> that's right. they welcomed him with open arms the catholic church sees asia as a place where the faith can be grown.
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this is the biggest catholic nation. 80% of the population in the philippines is catholic. that said there has been concern that the numbers attending mass on the basis has been going down. the archbishop of manila during the time of the pope's visit said it could be an earthquake a wake-up call for the faithful to think about their faith, and adopt it in a more regular way. as well as that this was a moment for many to have a personal encounter with the pope even if they didn't see him up close or speak to him, but to be in the same place as him is an important landmark moment in many lives. it's a moment they'll remember for the rest of their lives. harry fawcett in manila thank you brazil and netherlands recalled their ambassador after the execution of two citizens.
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they were shot to death, together with three other foreigners after being charged with drug smuggling, this report from jakarta. >> reporter: most have been on death row for 10 years. a dutch national filmed in 2004 shortly after being arrested for producing ex-surfacey. the president rejected their request. the prosecutor general made his announcement. in total 135 prisoners are awaiting execution. half are convicted of drug related its. including a narcotics agency 50 indonesians die every day as a result of illegal drug use. >> translation: the impact of drugs on our city is unimaginable. it's not some ordinarily indonesians that use them but government officials.
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we consider this an extraordinary crime. for this crime we need a maximum punishment. >> human rights organizations condemned the executions. they accused a man, known as joe coulis using a double standard arguing abroad but supporting it at home. >> that's commitment to uphold or be an example in asia on upholding and respecting human rights lou. >> reporter: it's the first execution since office was taken. many will follow this year despite pressure from foreign government to spare their lives now maloians have been experiencing flooding. has that continued? >> not in the same place. many were displaced. there's about 5,000 people in
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this u.n.i.c.e.f. camp here. that, of course is not going to change quickly, rain is still falling. this is southern malawi. the focus is about to change. if you look at the satellite picture, the brightest tops are drifting north. so they are almost out of the country altogether. that is what has the focus on the forecast. the line takes you into tanzania and across to zambia. there may be flooding in malawi it will be in the north. that's for the next two days. the trend is to take it to the north. i wouldn't say it's over. things have changed. we'll leave southern africa and come up to the gulf. it rained last night in qatar. it's probably rained in saudi arabia and it has not yet finished. here is what the satellite
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shows. rain is a good thing. now, the rain i suspect, for the next 24 hours will head south. abu dhabi is set to get some. it's the strength of wind. 16 degrees is the max. with that strength of wind it will be up thank you, rob. women's rights campaigners in england are seeking to turn government cuts which they say are putting lives at risk. u.k. government's austerity led to restrictions on the right of women from poor backgrounds to seek legal support from an abusive partner. laurence lee reports. >> reporter: every year in this country, 100,000 women report violence to the police. a new year sees a spike in attacks. this woman's case is storpd. the violence began son after giving birth to her child.
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she did not qualify for legal aid and had to spend months eying hooking over her shoulder in fear of a man that would do her harm. >> i couldn't do anything i was having to put up with abuse, emails, veiled threats coming through. i had to put up with it log it with the police. they couldn't always do anything because i don't have this order in place. >> reporter: the point of legal aid is to afford for the poor the rights of the rich. that means the state paying the legal fees of an impoverished victim who wants a court order. legal aid hasn't stopped, it's the government making it difficult. many thousands of victims of domestic violence have had no choice but to return to their
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abuser. >> has there been social services involvement with the family? >> reporter: that makes things difficult for under-resourced human rights groups that are no longer entitled to free legal support, protection afforded to a caring society. >> they are making a difficult choice to do nothing as a result of the cuts which puts them and their children at risk. >> we can continue in this mode. i'm of the mood certainly that we have gone a considerable way to ensure those that should get legal aid receive it. >> in the coming days they'll overturn what the government has done. legal aid cuts are tiny. the question in the end is whether britain can afford to protect the poor and vulnerable. >> more to come on the al jazeera newshour including
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taking a look at how wars halt and destroy lives after the last shot is fired. plus... >> i'm andy gallagher in selma, alabama. a new hollywood movie comes out. we'll look at the leg assy of what happened here and how people are reacting. >> and in sport, the toughest motor raise. -- motor raise.
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hello again. these are the headlines. i.s.i.l. fighters in iraq released 250 kurds. many are in erbil for checkouts. thousands of the yazidis believed to have been killed last year. police in greece arrested four people they believe have links to a terrorist sell in belgium more protests against the "charlie hebdo" cartoons have been called for. in niger five were killed and churches set on fire in the second day of rioting syrian refugees living in the lebanese town of arsal say the army will not let them leave without permission. security is fight in ar sal which has seen a spillover with fighters linked to al qaeda, crossing from the border.
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>> nons son reports. -- nicole johnson reports. >> abdow is nine years old and does what he can do help. his snail feet comes through the ice. his sent is covered in snow. some complain they don't have enough heat. others it's food. others clothe. at the edge of the camp this tent is cold and taxes. he shares a room with nine people. >> translation: i live at the highest point. the wind and the snow - everything is wet. look at the grouped. it's frozen. my sick mother and the kids. we can hable it. they can't handle the cold. all we ask for is help from anyone there are 70,000 refugees. the local population is only a
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few thousands. syrian refugees here - they are not allowed to leave the up to. the army closed it off. it believes there's a security threat from syrian fighters who are 10km away from the other side of the camp. these fighters are holding army and british hostages. they captured them months ago. syrian refugees say they are the ones paying for it. in the last five months it's like a big prison. there's only enough work for 20-30 people. there's more opportunity to work. the children are getting sick. the medical clinic is worried about how to keep them warm. children have died from the cold. >> the sicknesses we have witnessed from the weather, with
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children are flu, bronchitis pneumonia, sore throats, dehydration and diarrhoea. >> when the sun comes out and the snow starts to melt it's a chance to clean up. and a chance to warm up before night comes, in one of the valleys in lebanon the united states has freed a prisoner thought to be an enemy for years. one count of conspiracy has been admitted to provide support for al qaeda. his lawyer says he pleaded guilty to return home to family libya's government is sending representatives to u.n.-backed peace talks in geneva. libyan includes the elected
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government in tobruk agreed to tend the talks, forming a unity government and putting an end to the challenges. the bosnian war. one of the bloodiest conflicts with more than 100,000 killed. 20 years on many are suffering trauma some taking their own lives. sufferers say they are not getting the care they need. neave barker has more from sarajevo. the war in bosnia haunts the present. this man was a soldier in the bosnian army and remembers sarajevo under siege. >> translation: the concentration camp the worst in the world. we couldn't escape. there was danger everywhere. snipers were shooting at our
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buildings here. >> bosnia witnessed some of the worst horrors of the war. the conflict has left profound mental scars. >> there have been several times i couldn't control myself my memories were worse. i explode easily i'm not good for anyone especially my family. >> he is one of many ex-fighters suffering post drama stress, and is refusing psychiatric help. in 20 years, more than 4,000 veterans have taken their own lives. ordinary bosnians are deeply traumatized. this is what daily life in sarajevo looks like. civilians running the gaunt the of sniper fire. it is a far remembered for ethnic cleansing and mass
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graves. >> 20 years on and sarajevo is a different place. many bosnians endure - the government says the high proportion of people living here are suffering post-traumatic stress disorder, and there's an entire generation of people who are children who count fear and violence among early memories. >> around 1,700 in bosnia hertzo vena are suffering post-traumatic stress disorder. we see lots of violence among young people. there's an epidemic of violence in society. the country enjoyed 20 years of peace. long after the last shots were fired, the aftershots of war are
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felt we can talk to a guest from stratford upon avon a professor at the university of london. thank you for talking to us about this dreadful condition. is it a fact that where there is conflict there is p.t.s.d. post-traumatic stress disorder? >> yes, it's well recognised that this is a condition that goes from exposure to severe and chronicness and sufferers - we have flashbacks. increased rates of anxiety. och linked to depression. these symptoms are long-lasting and enter daily lives as
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individuals cannot control their emotions. they have a short fuse and lapses in memory. so the condition, really, is affecting many aspects of their own lives. and the lives of their family. >> how long have we recognised p.t.s.d. i'm thinking about to the war, where a lot of soldier are deemed at having shell shock. >> yes, at that time it's recognised as shell shock, in the sense that if it had been exposed to loud noises. they went into a state of shock. this is what it was interpreted as. with the passage of time there's greater recognition that this is in fact a psychiatric continue. and a mental reaction to stress.
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so do with loud noises and seeing individuals being seriously hurt and dying in front of your eyes. it has to do with how the brain interprets this information. the interpretation of the world becomes changed when all that you see around you is death and war. >> yes, indeed. what sort of treatment strategies are there for p.t.s.d.? >> depending on the severity p.t.s.d. can be treated by medication in order to reduce anxiety and depression and can be linked with psychotherapeutic approaches or treatments and also for those who are aware of what is going on in the sense
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that they can to some extent look at the patterns cognitive behaviour therapy is effective. a combination of these treatments can help improve the situation. it is a treatment that takes a long time. >> you indicated that there are many cases of p.t.s.d. if someone who hasn't been involved in the conflict and suffers a debilitating bereavement, could you say that person was suffering p.t.s.d. >> generally speaking if the symptoms last longer than three months, p.t.s.d. is considered chronic. from syria, stressful events lose of a loved one exposure to
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an accident. moving and recognising that it was something in the past. but if these symptoms persist. it is considered chronic. but the chronic nature of it also interacts with the severity of it. something that is severe takes a longer time to get over anyway. and it is the support system available to individuals in the community or within the family structure, or with the care home that they are in. a lot depends on what support is available, how severe it is and how long has passed since that has occurred. >> professor, thank you for talking to us. thank you. >> now, you can see the second part of this series on sunday. we'll be in afghanistan for the better part of the last 40 years. hospitals are treating soldiers
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suffering from p.t.s.d. don't forget to join us at al jazeera for that now, in a couple of weeks from now civil rights act visits in the united states will mark 50 years since the marches that led to the voting rights act. it's seen as a pivotal moments that gave african-americans a voice. now a hollywood movie caused controversy over us accuracy. andy gallagher reports now from selma these days 71-year-old strolls over the bridge in selma. when she set off in 1965 it was a starkly different scene. protesters fight for the right to vote were met by the police. dozens were hurt and annie, not for the first time was arrested. >> a real hero.
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i could have got killed. i'm saying i think it was a contribution and i think because other people paid more. >> we have people walking off the streets. >> what happened in selma during the '60s and in this community. every year thousands come to mark protests leading to one of the most important pieces of legislation in u.s. history. months after, the voting rights act was passed. the voting rights movement happened. it was a movement that changed the course of history. for this country and the world. >> the monumental changes are the subject of a film which upset some. critics say the president is reluctant to pass the legs lace. >> the hollywood version of what
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happened is universally praised by the people. most are happy that historical events would be seen on screens. an argument overwhelming achievements. they are the foot soldiers of the civil rights movements. many of selma's residents were extras in the film. it was was a source of pride for them. >> it gives us an opportunity to talk about this history and not be ashamed of it. >> it's amazing to have the movie in selma. it's about selma, and the 50th anniversary of the civil rights. it kind of brings it back to how people fought for the right to vote. >> for annie pearl aviary and others that risking so much this anniversary is not so much about the box office, but the freedoms they fight for we have more to come on al
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jazeera newshour. using tv soaps to clean up society. why the thai government is using television to teach. >> and in sport, find out about this australian golfer who says he was kidnapped, robbed and dumped in a park.
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thailand's military government is tapping into culture to tackle corruption a soap opera is being introduced but as scott heidler reports, not everywhere believes a tv
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show will get the message across. >> reporter: soap operas in thailand are popular, chasing the routes back to the 13th century, when the kingdom first put story telling on stage. the military government recognises that the weekly address of this perp was changed so it didn't interrupt soap opperas. the government is now producing its open soap opera to tap into the audience. the anticorruption commission is filming a series dramatising corruption. >> i believe in the project. it's propaganda. when we do good things we should not worry what the others may think. for those involved in corruption, to care what they did or how it affects our country. >> the first episode is about someone that used substandard materials, leading to a building
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collapse that killed 40. star power has been used. this film star plays in an episode in production. >> translation: i'm proud to be in this. most of my work is in entertainment. i was not hesitant at all. i am proud to be part of a force to develop our country. >> while they are filming on the other side of bangkok. at the statement a real-life corruption story is playing out. former prime minister yingluck shinawatra allowed this and programmers have filmed on this case. they'll change yingluck shinawatra's name but there'll be little doubt who the story is about. >> translation: this series might help people.
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but to change the attitude or behaviour, we need more. it will depend how people connect with the characters. for most thais there may be a disconnect. they see them as escapism. so corruption - it may take more than a well-and choreographed fight scene time for the sports news now. here is farah. >> thank you so much. the coach of congo's football team has criticized the organization surrounding the african cup of nations. the tournament got under way in equatorial guinea on saturday two months after being awarded host right after morocco withdraw due to ebola. a lack of beds and running water was complained at and that's
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not all that angered the coach. >> when we go to the stadium, it takes 12 minutes. today in the bus, it took 65 minutes. they put us in the crowd, in the vehicle traffic. >> andy richardson was in for the opening games and said there was a build-up. >> there has been a lot of focus on last-minute logistical here in equatorial guinea ahead of the african cup of nations and a last-minute feel about a new coach, becker, brought in with 11 days to go before the start of the tournament. prior to this he'd been in charge of the team. a club footballer who played for
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middlesbrough scored a goal giving equatorial guinea the lead. he was incorrectly ruled out incorrectly for offside. congo came back the game finishing and 1-1 draw. when equatorial guinea co-hosted in 2012, they won in an unexpected place. it has to be remembered they are comfortably the lowest ranked side. >> the other match in group a saw gabon bet burkina faso 2-0. group b plays on sunday. the democratic republic of congo opened their campaign against zamya. both matches are taking place in the town in the north-east of the country. sharing a border with cameroon.
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both with an estimated population of 36,000. >> translation: we have already had surprises over the past four days. i wanted to go to the toilet for the past three days but i have not been able to because of lack of water. we had so many. it's unfortunate. now i asked my place. uzbekistan has been battling in the quarterfinal in the cup in australia. they opened the scoring. they needed a draw to progress. saudi arabia scored a crucial midway through the second. taking back the lead in the 71st minute before a third goal. they lead 3-1. this is how group b will finish. saudi arabia finishing. they bow out of the competition.
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china takes on australia. china is on top of the group with three wins from three. defeating north korea 3-1. >> and a celebration for the second dakar rally title after two weeks and 9,000km. the off-road race concluded in buenos aires, and our correspondent andrew simmonds was there. >> reporter: three counties in the andes mountain range, the driest in the world. two charging through it all. now the taste of victory for nasser alateer,ities second win. >> it was tough. the second day, day nine was tough. it was difficult. >> you had altitude sickness. >> i tried to be strong.
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i'm happy to finish. >> reporter: signatures -- victory is sweet for this man, como bikers take some of the biggest risks. they have to be focused and remain on tack. "this is what the dakar is about" said this argentine rider. there's a feeling of utter exhaustion. overcome by elation. the joy and relief. not necessarily winning it but getting a good place and surviving it. half the competitors in the rally didn't make it to the end. every year is tougher than the last. whether it's a reality is not
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clear. australian golfer robert alex by said he was beaten and robbed -- alex by said he was beaten and robbed. allenby was in honolulu competing in the sony open but missed the cut. he was taken from a bar. robbed of his wallet. defending champion jimmy walker took control of the event. the men shot a third-round giving him a 2-shod lead. the leader matt kuchar birdied two of his last three holes. and she may not be defending her title, but li na will be present in melbourne. a wax statue unveiled on sunday a day before the tournament. li retired last year, and would
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be playing in melbourne. stanislaw wawrinka will be. >> i'm not putting my goal. i know i can do it. that's not the question. it's a long way for that for me for the first match. i know i have been playing for many years. you have to be ready. and see where you can go. >> stanislaw wawrinka will play an tuesday. roger federer and rafael nadal will be in action on monday. and in the women's draw maria sharapova will face epetra. that's all the sport for now. back to you. >> you can keep up to date with all the news on the website. stay tuned with us here at al jazeera.
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freed by i.s.i.l. - hundreds of yazidis released by the armed group in northern iraq. hello, this is al jazeera, coming up on the programme at least five are killed in niger during protests against the "charlie hebdo" newspaper. one of the nominees from a cabinet position in the afghan government is on interpol's wanted list. [ singing ] and