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>> you join us for the al jazeera news hour i'm gave foster, good to have you along. this is what we will be discussing in depth in the next 60 minutes. fighting against boko haram is growing, chad troops have arrived in cameroon. >> libya's warring factions declare a ceasefire but long term peace talks remain uncertain. >> elderly and afraid, but now
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free, 200 members of the yazidi community have been freed by isil in northern iraq. >> an awesome sight in manila, 6 million celebrate mass with pope francis on the last day of his trip to the philippines. >> the start of the news hour in nigeria, there have been reports of a suicide attack in the town, five have been killed, dozens have been wounded. let's go to our correspondent live with us now from the nigerian capitol. i've given the details of the casualties. what do you know about the attack? >> well, basically, according to eyewitnesses the young man was grabbing a car parked by the roadside and two minutes later there was a loud bang.
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they realized the vehicle was on fire. it looks like suicide bomber was trying to aim at probably a larger building with a lot of people so according to the police there, five have been killed and we've spoken to hospital authorities who said may not have been taken to hospitals. they can't say exactly how many, but we are talking about more than a dozen people. >> it's in the north asp country, a town we've reported from before in terms of attacks. it's a part of nigeria that has seen a great deal of insecurity. would the finger be pointing again at boko haram? >> absolutely. the town has been hit several times. this is not the first time it has been hit this year, as well. remember less than 10 days ago there was an attack in the state and suspected boko haram members
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carried out the attack. although there is no claim of responsibility, but boko haram is known to be operating in that particular area and neighbors borno state, as well. >> we thank you for reporting. >> troops from chad have arrived in cameroon to fight the armed group boko haram just across the border in the north of nigeria. the convoy is now in the area in northern cameroon. they'll be joined by troops from nigeria and cameroon to fight boko haram. here's erika wood. >> troops from chad rolled by on their way to join soldiers from neighboring cameroon and nigeria. this is the beginning of a joint military seattle against boko haram. >> it is important to say that in war, there is dead, there is
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blood, there is sacrifice. but to us, we cannot be indifferent to what is going on, because we are directly concerned and believe cameroon must not be alone as it faces boko haram. >> in that fight chad's president urged other african nations to join in. the issue of whether to form a broad coalition force is due to be discussed at a meeting of african union leaders in the coming days. there is now a wider interest into launching a coordinated offense against boko haram that's because the armed forces recently launched more and more attacks, not just inside nigeria where it's based but outside as well. as the violence spreads thousands have been forced to escape. >> our statistics say there are more than 12,000 refugees. there are women children, men and some representative of local authorities, among them are eight nigerian soldiers who fled the atrocities of boko haram.
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>> the group caused international outrage in april when it attacked a school, and kidnapped more than 200 girls. most of them are still missing and boko haram said may not have been married off to fighters. >> last week, amnesty international released photos that showed the scale of the devastation on two towns caused by boko haram attacks in early january. nigeria is due to hold presidential elections next monthly. no doubt safety and stability will be in the forefront of voters' minds. neighboring country is warning a disruption of the polls boy boko haram will have implications implications regionally. >> joining us now former director of the nigerian state security service now a security
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consultant. this would seem logical that have one country who has a problem with insecurity with boko haram getting together with neighbors who have the same problem to do something together. why has it taken so long? >> well, you see you recall that an international joint task force was in place com pliesing niger, chad for a joint task force. now nigeria has the operations. the countries seem indifferent. it's not as if the nigerian government can release responsibility for the safety of its citizens, but i believe that it's better that our neighbors
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participate actively in the fight against boko haram in nigeria should be able to mind their own borders so the people coming in from the influx of various countries can be checked. i believe that is a task -- >> ok, problems with the audio there. we move to libya the tripoli-based leadership said it will attend u.n. sponsored talks only if they're held inside the country. the rival government has just declared a ceasefire while the mesh lil is that loyal to tripoli laid down weapons friday. heavy fighting between lil alicia's have left 600 people
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dead. jason pack, president of libya believes the geneva talks are still likely to go ahead. >> on the one hand, yes this is the g.n.c.'s attempt to go reject and scuttle the geneva talks. yet on the other hand, it's more complex than your news story presented, because the g.n.c. is not the self-declared government of tripoli. it's libya down, which is a coalition of militia's and local councils that has power in western libya. it's libya dawn that in august took over the conquered tripoli and kicked out the militia. the g.n.c., the former parliament was ream posed because of libya dawn lil alicia and local council power. if members of libya dawn and the important local council that is make it up are willing to go to geneva and to promote the talks it doesn't really matter if the
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g.n.c. is against it. the g.n.c. is an irrelevant body not legitimate inside or outside libya. it lacks sovereignty. it isn't even a self-declared government so by not following along with what its political patrons are saying, i think the g.n.c. will become irrelevant, but the talks will go forward in geneva. libya indigenous efforts at conflict negotiation tribal reconciliation failed and that's why since tripoli was conged in august you haven't had reconciliation between libya dawn and libya dignity. the u.n. round the mission of bernadina leone has succeeded in meeting the different actors where no neutral libyan party exists to bring together the actors. different nation states such as the ones you mentioned support different camps. the western powers along with egypt and the u.a.e. can largely
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be seen supporting the tobro camp with the western powers willing to mediate and egypt and the u automatic e not willing to mediate, supporting hard line military. you have qatar and turkey who give military support to tripoli. however, turkey has come out recently saying that they support inclusive dialogue and urging g.n.c. president to condone the dialogue. he however was not able to follow that line, and weirdly went against his political patron turkey, so the point is the international level is as confused and confusing as the domestic leverages inside libya. >> isil has released about 200 captors from the minority yazidi community in northern iraq. they were taken from minevah province to kurdish held
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territory. still not clear why they were released many of them were elderly. we have more details from baghdad. >> most of these people have been held since june when isil took over large parts of the north, including the yazidi homeland. a lot of them are traumatized elderly, even disabled. lucky to be free, but still suffering the effects of months in captivity. some of them tell us that they were put on buses told that they were going to be taken to talafar. some believed they would be executed there. instead they were taken to a point between the eyes as i will stronghold of mosul and the kurdish capitol of erbil where kurdish peshmerga fighters picked them up. there are 4,000 yazidi's still in captivity. a lot of them are women. isil said because it does not recognize the yazidi religion,
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it believes it can buy sell and use those women. these people are being given medical care. it's still not clear exactly why isil released them. yazidi activists say that it may be that that number of people has just become too much for isil. isil has been trying to put forth the idea that it's a state, that it can feed people, provide medical care and basically run its own government in mosul. as it increasingly releases small groups of yazidis and others activists say that may be proof that that is not the case. >> according to lebanese media reports, israeli aircraft fired rockets at a town in northern syria. the province is not far from the border with lebanon. activists say the fighter jet launched an air strike at a military location in the town of mazrah. the israeli army has yet to
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comment. >> talking of iraq and syria we now go to afghanistan. jennifer glasse our correspondent there. this has only just happened, but the afghan authorities say isil is now operating in their country, afghanistan. >> that's right david. we've got confirmation not only from the military of interior, but also from a senior afghan general marat looking at ground forces here. he was speaking in northern afghanistan and he says that there have been elements of i.s. s. of the islamic state operating here, trying to recruit under the i.s. flag in the provinces. this is the first high level confirmation we've heard. there have been reports but we've seen no pictures of fighters or of the i.s. flag, but these are remote areas where fighting has been very difficult to get to. the commander of afghan army
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ground forces confirming reports that isis trying to recruit inside afghanistan. >> it's a recruitment basis rather than carrying out operations there in similar way, training bases where al-qaeda was based there before 2001? >> well, david we don't have any reports of any training bases and the taliban when we asked them about this a couple of days ago made very clear that they say the mujahedeen fighters all operate one flag and call these claims foreign propaganda trying to show the situation more dangerous than it is. i don't think anyone feels that there's any real strong foot hold here. as a matter of fact, the commander of ground forces when he said this also said that the afghan army is able to handle any kind of enemy there. i spoke to the former head of the afghan forces, who's now the
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defense minister designate and he said when i asked about reports of islamic state here, it doesn't matter who the enemies are the afghan army will continue to fight them. them. >> thank you jennifer. plenty more to come here on the al jazeera news hour. stay tuned for this, the ukrainiansukrainians marching for peace in kiev. in the east, we find people still living in a combat zone. >> i'm calendar mom web in the democratic re. of congo. minority leaders say they are not being treated fairly. >> in sport a new world record set for the fastest century in contradict. we'll have the details of that.
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>> he's been received fantastically and appears to have enjoyed it. he told philippines to protect children from sin. it was raining, it was in manila, it was the final days of the pope's visit. >> the rain didn't let up all day, nor did the enthusiasm of the crowds out in the millions to see and hear from pope francis. we spoke to some of them who brought young children, the elderly relatives to receive blessings from the pope. for many of them, it was just the chance to be here and witness for themselves in the flesh this huge papal mass. when he arrived pope francis
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arrived in a pope mobile, the half jeep, half bus, the signature mode of transport for one and all around the congested streets of manila. when he spoke he spoke on the feast of santa nino. he has adopt add traditionalist message. there was controversy on the plane on the way over, speaking of the charlie hebdo attacks saying there were limits to free speech scolding politicians here about inequality and corruption. for the many millions who came out on total streets today this was really a very personal landmark in their lives and one tomorrow for a lifetime.
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>> the russian president is concerned about the escalation of violence in eastern ukraine as pro-russian separatists and government troops fight for control of donetsk airport. there has been protests in independence square, where last year they led to the revolution against president yanukovych. >> the now president, petro poroshenko is promising to regain control over the eastern part of his country. here's more on the ukrainian army efforts to retake the area you haven'ting donetsk airport. >> in east ukraine grand rockets land with little warning and even less accuracy. this footage shows an attack hitting a commute every bus killing 13 civilians include ago teenaged girl. the prolonged battle for the
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donetsk airport is reaching a climax terminal buildings are destroyed. aerial footage shows completely devastation of the whole area. ukraine's foreign minister will press his e.u. colleagues for continued financial and humanitarian support. regaining control of the border region remains the most crucial issue of all. >> everything is coming from russia from this part of the border. the border is key to any kind of stable and sustainable solution. >> the esce has more than 360 staff monitoring the conflict zone but their movement is limited and risky and the head of the mission is gravely concerned. >> security is shaky. brokeout is unpredictable. we have to take care of the
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safety of monitors. in the meantime, they have to take care of operational needs. >> away from the localized combat zones, there is as semblance of normality in the accept are activity-controlled east. >> despite the fact that you might hear explosions outside all the infrastructure of the city works. you've been out on the streets snow has been cleared police are on duty. >> infrastructure is only part of the problem. 1.4-mile people are highly vulnerable. there is as shortage of medicine and vaccines, raising the risk of disease. >> another explosion there, you can hear.
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there's an air of strange normality almost here in central donetsk, the buses running people going about their business. the sounds of conflict just a few miles away are in the city. >> the casualties continue to mount. we've just heard from the ukrainian defense ministry that two young people, 17, 116 we don't know whether boys or girls, but two young people died in a missile attack on a house in eastern ukraine. two brothers were buried in an unmarked demonstrative. the men were killed in a standoff with police two days after their attack on charlie hebdo. police refused to release details of the locations of the
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graves. >> nine injury, 10 people have been killed in the last couple of days during protests about charlie hebdo's latest cover which has a lampooned picture of the prophet mohammed. the whole issue's become mixed up with long standing anger at the government. this demonstration was banned after the anti charlie hebdo protests but organizers say they have a right to march and plan to gather even after the violence of the last two days. >> 17 million people call niger home 98% of them of muslim, most sunni. christians account for less than 2% of the boplation and they're coming under pressure. a number of churches have been burned down in the last three days. let's hear from pastor albert, a missionary. his church was attacked on saturday. this is what he had to say to us a little earlier on:
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>> they took everything that they could get their hands on for themselves. the rest they burned, such as chairs and other objects. there are a lot of people. thank god there were no injuries. they tried to attack the guard but he managed to get away and i stayed in the house with my family. the guards said they were people from the neighborhood shouting this is a church, we need to destroy it. >> the united nations is planning a mill at her offensive against fdlr fighters. they were given the chance to surrender or face action. some rebels laid down weapons but many are still at large. >> these fighters from the rwandan fdlr have been on the run since rwanda genocide in 1994. now they surrendered.
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they held a parade. they are among a minority of fighters who came out with their families before a january 2 deadline. congo and the u.n. say they will talk those still in the bush. we are allowed to meet one fighter under the supervision of fdlr officers. the group is accused of atrocities saying its leaders committed genocide in rwanda. the man said he came as a refugee and joined later because he had little choice. >> we were eight children in my family the others were all killed in the camps and the for evident when the rwandan army attacked. they sent militias after us. i said when will it stopped. that's when i joined. what would you do? >> after years of living at outlaws, people here are not in good health. these u.n. medics treat the sick. it seems people have to do what their commanders say but most would be better off back home at rwanda. the fdlr leaders wanted to go home but want to address the
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injustice of the conflict. >> in our country the u.n. is handling conflicts with negotiations, but in this region they are not. they decided to launch attacks against innocent people. this is an injustice and unacceptable. >> the government refuses to hold talks so the people are stuck in limbo. each tent is meant to accommodate two families, but the commanders here in the camp say that they're all full, not enough space and they want to surrender and go home, but that's just one of the problems. the u.n. meanwhile says that the fdlr are not cooperating. it says the older and weaker fighters have been sent here and stronger fighters and best weapons are still in the bush. the camp is full annual because the fdlr leaders aren't allowing anyone to go home. >> the whole idea was repat reaction however the fdlr has made it contingent on certain
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political conditions that so far don't look like they're going to be realized. >> these boys play football with a homemade ball. all the younger people were born in congo. they've grown up in the midst of a conflict of older generation. their counterparts in the book may see the attack. here they're safer but waiting for politicians to determine their future. >> we'll be looking in just a moment at the floods in malawi washing away farms leaving millions needing food aid. >> one of the best golfers in the world blow as 10 shot lead.
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hour. in nigeria a suicide talk killed five in the northeastern town a suicide bomber reportedly drove a car packed with explosives into a busy bus station. new group has shamed responsibility. it happened while nigeria's neighbors have joined the fight against boko haram. troops from chad arrived in cameroon with plans to attack the armed group. >> isil fighters in northern iraq released 200 captors from the yazidi community. many are elderly. they've been taken to hospitals for checkups in erbil. we have just revealed on al jazeera that in afghanistan forces there say isil has set up bases. >> tens of thousands of hectors of farmlands have been wiped out by floods that many rely on for
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survival. we report from where many farmers have lost everything. >> she is devastated. she was hoping to have her maize in april. she had enough in storage to last her until then. then the floods came. she lost everything, including her home. >> i'm lost. i don't have any plans. i don't know what i can do. to be honest, i'm stranded. >> she and many other farmers in this agricultural district in southern malawi now have to rely on food handouts. >> the water from a nearby river swept away everything on its path, more than 16,000 farmers in this center lost all their crops. those we talked to said that they've never witnessed this kind of flooding before. >> the floods are unprecedented affecting areas that have never been flood-phone. climate change and deforestation are blamed. more than one third of malawi is
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classified as forest land, but the rate of deforestation is one of the highest in southern africa. >> the rains came very late. they came in amount that have never been. the environment has been devastated from charcoal mining. >> ruffle 90% of people use charcoal or fire wood. dorothy white is carrying malawi's future away on her head. she's one of the millions who use charcoal to cook. there is no choice, she told us. >> the problem is electricity. we have not had any for a month. i know charcoal comes from cut down trees, but what can i do. >> the government is struggling to feed the people. it is a disaster only making things worse in a country where food was already hard to come by. al jazeera malawi. >> united states freed a
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prisoner held for 13 years. he has flown back to qatar. he admitted one count of conspiracy to provide material support to al-qaeda. he pleaded guilty to be able to return home to his family, according to his lawyer. >> long served as an escape route from the horn of africa, and it is dangerous journey. those who make it face the prospect of abuse by smugglers. we have this report from the port of aden. >> they tell us about their misery through an in they were retore. they are both somali who escaped poverty and war. they reached aden toward the end of last year, coming in search of a better life. they ended up victims of rape.
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she is 32 years old divorced with three children. she says she only wanted to work as a cleaner to support her family. >> i left somalia with $150. i paid for the boat ride with it. when we arrived smugglers demanded more money. i had nothing left. they took me to a house. every night, three and four men stayed to rape me. i stayed like that for 14 days. >> this woman is 18. she was planning to go to saudi arabia. she says she was raped got pregnant and had to have an abortion. >> i went with those on the boat. the smugglers kept me in the house with the family as a made and forced me to work. i stayed for over a month. when i complained, they handed me over to a man who raped me on and on for one month. i have lost everything that a female has. i don't have dreams. they are gone.
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>> the shores of aden are seen as a paradise for many refugees and migrants. it is a historic escape route for people from the horn of africa. more than 360,000 people have come from ethiopia and somalia. some remain in yemen as reef gees while other seek opportunities in gulf countries and beyond. many venture the rough seas. many end up an easy prey. >> more than 90,000 ever crossed to yemen in 2014. 246 people have drowned or remained missing. there have been more than 90 registered cases of gender based violations including 20 cases of rape. the u.n. says the flow of migrants will continue due to economic reasons but warn
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newcomers of the risks. >> as a measure, you know, a mitigation measure but basically to provide safe transport in the area so they are not kidnapped or tortured by those people and they're provided with food, health care, with clothes with everything that we can within our limited resources. people that are coming to us report of being tortured, being beaten up, women even like sexually or gender based violence they have suffered. >> there are many other women and children who came victims afraid. they won't come forward out of fear and social taboos. these two are brave. they want to forget their ordeal but also seem to have forgotten about their dreams. al jazeera aden. >> the bosnian war was one of the worst conflicts in modern history. more than 100,000 died.
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twenty years on, many survivors suffer severe trauma, not getting help they desperately need. we have this report from sarajevo. >> the war still haunts the present. it still distorts lives. he was a soldier in the bosnian army. he remembers sarajevo under siege. >> this was the largest concentration camp in the world. we couldn't escape. there was danger everywhere. the snipers were shooting down at our buildings here. >> bosnia witnessed some of the worst horrors of the war. the conflict has left profound mental scars. >> there have been several times when i couldn't control myself. my memory's got worse. i explode easily. i'm not good for anyone, especially my family.
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>> he is one of many exfighters suffering post traumatic stress. he is receiving psychiatric help but in the 20 years since the end of the war, more than 4,000 veterans have taken their own lives. ordinary bosnians are also deeply traumatized. this is what daily life in sarajevo looked like. civilians running the gauntlet of sniper fire. it's a war remembered for ethnic cleansing and mass braves. >> 20 years on and sarajevo is a very different place. many as i will endure psychological trauma. the proportion of those living here suffer post traumatic stress disorder. children count fear and violence among their earliest memories.
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>> around 1,750,000 people in bosnia are suffering from stress induced disorders. we are seeing lots of violent outbursts among young people, physical and sexual violence in families. there is an epidemic of violence in society today. >> the country has enjoyed 20 years of peace, more than perhaps the apartment mists expected but long after the last shots were fired the after shocks of war are still felt. >> the thoughts now of professor of psychiatry for istanbul church said millions around the world are suffering the effects of war trauma. >> how do we help them? how do we first of all treat the condition, and then even if we
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have effective treatments for ptsd, how do we simulate it to the millions of people around the world who need this kind of help. those are the two main issues that our researchers have done in the last 20 years essentially and we thought there must be a way that people by themselves cope with these problems. i mean, mankind has been dealing with trauma throughout its history and they have survived, so there must be ways that people human beings have devised to cope with this trauma problems. after the 1999 earthquakes in turkey we observed how people copied with the problems. the main problem is fear, of course. exposure to an event means you have fear of this recurring. there are people, some people avoid those situations they fear.
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some people do not. in the case of earthquake survivors, many left homes and started living in camps and shelters despite the fact that their homes were not damaged. at some point, they decided to go back to their homes but they are extremely fearful because of the earthquakes happening and gradually, they try to get over this fear and eventually, they resettle back in their homes so this is one actually way of a natural recovery method, if you like that people figure out by themselves and employ. they gave and you say very good idea about what effective treatment should be like. instead of avoiding fear situations, which many trauma survivors do, situations they avoid and therefore they cannot conduct a normal life, encourage them to not avoid those feared situations so that they can develop anxiety tolerance or
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distress tolerance so they can overcome. >> brazil and the netherlands recalled their ambassadors to indonesia after the execution of two of their citizens, shot to death together with three other foreigners after being convicted of drug smuggling. we have a report from jakarta. >> most of them have been on death row for at least 10 years. they include a dutch national, filmed here in 2004, shortly after being sentenced to death for producing the drug ecstasy. after the president rejected their request for pardon, the prosecutor general made his announcement. in total, 135 prisoners are awaiting execution. half of them are convicted of drug-related crimes. according to the national narcotics agency, up to 50 indonesians die every day as a result of illegal drug use. >> the impact of drugs on our
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society is unimaginable. it's not only ordinary indonesians that use it, also government officials we consider this an extraordinary crime. for this crime we need a maximum punishment. >> human rights organizations condemned the decision by the president to carry out the executions. they accused a man of using a double standard, arguing against the execution of indonesian nationals convicted abroad, but supporting the same punishment at home. >> he does not show his commitment to uphold or be an example in asia on upholding and respecting human rights law. >> these are the first executions since he took offers three months ago but a government says many will follow later this year, despite pressure from foreign government to say spare their lives. >> al jazeera jakarta. >> now we have the sport when we come back from this short break. we'll be looking at the american
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lyndsey vonn, can she break a shirt five year record? well she looks pretty happy. we'll tell you more about that.
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>> women's rights campaigners in england are trying overturn government cuts they say are risking the lives of abuse victim. they say women from underprivileged backgrounds who want the court to protect them have had no choice but to return to men who have attacked them. lawrence lee reports.
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>> every year in this country more than 100,000 women report some form of domestic violence to the police. christmas in the new year usually see a spike in attacks. this woman's case is standard. the violence soon after she gave birth to their child. government cuts meant she didn't qualify for legal aid and she spent months hiding in fear of a man who would do her harm. >> i couldn't do anything. i was just having to put up with his abuse and veiled threats and everything. just have to put up with it, log it with the police and they couldn't always do anything, because i haven't got this order in place. >> the point of legal aid is to afford the poor the same rights as the rich. in the case of battered women that's supposed to mean the state's paying the legal fees of an impoverished victim who wants a court order against her abuser. >> it isn't that legal aid has been stopped here completely.
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it's the government cuts have made it more and more difficult for women to prove they're worthy of it. the result is many thousands of victims of domestic violence who escaped their abuser have had no choice but to return to them. >> has there ever been any social services involvement with the family? >> that's made things really difficult for the underresourced women's rights groups which have to advice women often they are no longer entitled to free legal support as a protection afforded by a caring society. >> they are making a very incredibly difficult chose to do nothing as a result of the legal aid cuts, leaving them and their children in danger of violence. >> we have gone a considerable way to try and ensure these people who get help actually do receive it. >> judges will decide whether to overturn what the government's
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done. legal aid costs are tiny as a proportion of what the government stands. the question is can britain afford to protect the poor and vulnerable. >> hello to farrah. she's got the sport. >> david, thank you so much. >> a word record is broken after hitting of the fastest one day century, reaching his 100 of just 31 balls playing in johannesburg. it broke the previous record by five balls. he earlier scored the fastest half century on record, bringing up 15 of just 16 deliveries. >> out for 149 his 44 ball innings including the 16 sixes south africa finish, a score of two for 439, three runs shy of another world record. >> the africa cup of nations
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moves to the small town on sunday in equatorial guinea. later, tunisia meets cape verde. >> we have already had surprises over the past four days. i've wanted to go to the toilet for the past three days, but i haven't been able to because of the lack of water. we've had so many worries since getting here, and tomorrow, too. it's unfortunate. now i concentrate on the match. >> on saturday, guinea drew 1-1 with congo in the opening match.
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they are also unhappy with the organization. >> we are leaving it takes 12 minutes. today in the bus no more a.c., it took 65 minutes. they put us in the crowd in the big traffic jam. >> china has for a long time struggled on the international football scene but for the first time, the country has won tree straight at the asian cup. trying to beat north korea in their final game, they finished atop group b. after winning all three matches and meet australia in the squatters finals thursday. >> three time champion saudi arabia bowed out of the competition. they needed just a draw to advance but were beaten 3-1. >> lyndsey vonn won a downhill
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event sunday to equal a 35-year-old record with 62 world cup wins. she clocked 1:31:09. she can break the record in a super g. race scheduled for monday. >> golf now and france taking advantage of a major meltdown to win the abu dhabi championship, building a 10 stroke lead, he dropped six shots in seven holes. the 357th ranked storming from behind to capture his first european title. conor eventually finished third with mcelroy second. >> australian golfer robert said
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he was kidnapped beaten and robbed during a night out in hawaii. the 43-year-old posted this picture of himself on line. he was in honolulu competing in the sony open but missed the cut and planned to fly home saturday. he said he was taken from a wine bar, robbed of his wallet and phone before waking up in a park. >> celebrating his second title in qatar he doesn't just excel in motor sport. he competed in other sport in the olympics. >> he is a difficult man. >> a very difficult man. what about the rally itself, what was the toughest part? >> every day was really tough you know, the secondary second day and day nine was really, really tough
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difficult in navigation. >> have you had altitude sickness, as well? >> absolutely, when we crossed to bolivia, we had a problem with altitude. i tried to manage it to be strong. i am quite happy to finish and to get this guy. >> this is special. >> very special. we chase him 13 days. >> it's a little bronze, like it is medal you got in the olympics. >> yeah, but is too heavy huh? >> what about clay pigeon shooting? if you had to choose between clay pigeon shooting and rallying which would it be? >> i will say olympic game, because the olympic game is really very, very difficult. i compete five times in olympic game. i got a bronze medal. 2016 i hope to win for qatar. >> she may not be defending her
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title, but she will still be present in melbourne. a wax statue was unveiled. she retired from professional tennis last year and won't be playing. >> i'm not putting my goal to win away. i know i can do it, but it's a long way for that. most important for me to be ready for the first match. i've been playing since so many years to be ready take the match and see where you can go. >> he won't open his campaign until tuesday along with top side djokovic. the men's second and third seed federer and nadal will be in action monday. the women's draw second seed
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will face competition. >> a law prevented racial discrimination during election time. brought test was seen as a pivotal movement for african-americans, now a hollywood movie about that period is causing controversy. we have a report. >> these days, 71-year-old annie pearl avery enjoys a stroll across the bridge in selma. when she set off on a peaceful march here back in 1965, it was a starkly different scene. protestors fighting for the right to vote were met by armed police. dozens were badly hurt and annie, not for the first time, was arrested. >> our real heroes are the people who died. i could ever gotten killed, but i'm just saying i think it was a small contribution that i paid,
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because other people paid more. >> we've actually had people walking off the street and find themselves -- >> what happened in selma during the 1960's is deeply engrained in this community. every year, thousands come here to mark protests that led to one of the most important pieces of legislation in u.s. history. just months after marches were led by dr. martin luther king, the voting rights act was passed. >> the voting rights movement that happened was a movement that changed the course of history. this for this country and the world. >> those changes are the subject of a new film which has upset some. critics say president johnson is portrayed as being reluctant to pass the let melation, which some say is inaccurate. >> the hollywood version of what happened a half century ago has been universally prayed by people in selma. many of happy that such historic events will be seen on screens around the world.
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arguments over perceived in accuracies are simply overwhelmed by the cheechs of ordinary men and women known as the foot soldiers of the civil rights movement. >> many have selma's residents were extras in the film. for them, it's a source of pride. >> it's going to give us the opportunity to talk about it. to talk about this history and not be ashamed of it. >> it's amazing just to have movie about selma and the 50th 50th anniversary of civil rights. it kind of brings it back for people to remember having to fight for the right to vote. >> for the thousands who risked so much to cast their votes this anniversary is more about the freedoms they fought for and won. >> that's it from the news hour. the news doesn't stop here on al jazeera. i'll be back in a couple of minutes. see you then.
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