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♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ from al jazeera's headquarters in doha this is the news hour and i'm jane and coming up, in the next 60 minutes libya army chief gives a chilling warning about i.s.i.l. growing strength and callings for more weapons to fight them. tunisia two gunmen who carried out wednesday museum attack were trained in libya. tapping into water technology we will show you a new machine that
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promises to create water out of thin air plus it's just the tenth time it happened in the 21st century, a total solar eclipse woes thousands in europe. ♪ we begin this news hour in libya where a new army chief is warning about the spread of i.s.i.l. and believes the number of people fighting under the i.s.i.l. banner is around 7,000 and he is warning that if the group is not reigned in it will spread to europe. >> translator: they come from mali and boko haram and desert to benghazi and sedan bi-planes to the military base in tripoli and the men are available, the army is growing everyday and increasing in number. i.s.i.l. concentrates on libya
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because it is a state with a small population and vast land and it's easy for them to spread and thought it would be easy to control and they can employ libya resources from oil, gas, gold and uranium for movement. and gadhafi groups battling to control the country and u.n. is trying to bring all sides together to end violence by holding talks in morocco and live to the capitol in our very own and it shows you how difficult all of this is the original tribes now the growing threat of i.s.i.l., not to forget those who need to come to some sort of agreement at the table there. >> will i update you what is happening in the capitol, the u.n. special envoy to libya and is holding a press conference as we speak.
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basically i was able to listen to what he had to say at the beginning and he said he is pretty much concerned about the state of violence in libya and the rise of i.s.i.l.-affiliated groups and told the recognized government of tobruk and tripoli for three days of agreement, sunday and leaving on monday to brussels to meet with the international community hoping for agreement and he is concerned about violence and concerned about what he has been seeing in this part of the world and particularly that i.s.i.l. may be using violence to spread in libya. however, we do understand that he wants both parties to agree on three issues form a unity government and agree who is the next prime minister and the security arrangements particularly when it comes to a
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ceasefire and banding the malitia and forming a national unity government. he still thinks this is something that could be done here in morocco. >> that is what he wants and what are the challenges to achieving that now? >> reporter: the biggest point is the trust deficit and agreeing who is going to have the ultimate say in the country, the gnc which is a tripoli based government is very skeptical of the other side and say that the general hafta is using the i.s.i.l. threat as an excuse to spread his influence in the country and to get more weapons from the international community and the war has been supported by the international community and this is going to lead to more clashes and violence in their country. on the other hand the tripoli based internationally based tobruk says what government we implement has to be under the
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umbrella of our parliament because it's the only legitimate parliament and this is something which is going to create further divide and why the international community wants them to forget about the issue of legitimacy and have a national unity government and then move forward. the biggest problem definitely they face in the future a ceasefire across the country and who is going to lead the fight against i.s.i.l., this is the biggest concern for europe and the americans. >> they are not only talking about libya with habada but brussels where libya is with the final day of talks and simon mc-greger wood is there for us what has been said about libya? >> reporter: well just following on from what he said the notion here that their needs to be real progress on the ground which by the way that process very much supported and partly funded by the europe is crucial to talks taking place
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and 28 union leaders will be discussing libya on the agenda this final day of eu summit and talking about it for several weeks and their representative for foreign affairs made it clear when she came in the talks this morning this is a pressing issuen and that european support for an international unity government would be very very significant both in terms of building political consensus and stabilizing the situation but also, she said in the nuts and bolts of helping the libyans improve their security. does that mean jane i think in the future we will be able to see eu fighters on the ground chasing i.s.i.l. through the desert? probably not. would it mean european security with the border and doing navel patrols of the force and securing airports, yes, that is a security but they will stress first of all we need a national unity government and ceasefire and then operating within a
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partnership of the u.n. and regional players which is interesting. i don't think the eu wants to be characterized as imposing itself on libya without a broader, international agreement but it is very much the focus of attention here as well. >> am i right in saying that it seems that europe now really is galvanized into taking action? >> yes, they are because it's clear to eu leaders who the former italian minister has very close ties with libya people in europe understand the libyan crisis is what europeans call the southern neighborhood it is close, and belgium prime minister arriving today says we have a pocket of instability a few hundred miles south of the eu borders. and also mentioned that tunisia attack at the museum he said most of the victims of that were europeans and if it's true that the perpetrators of that attack
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were trained by i.s.i.l. that is a european problem and there is this sense this is no longer an issue that europeans can ignore it's clear that libya is a launched point for migration and i think there is real concern that in the future if i.s.i.l. expands its activities in libya that will also be a heightened threat for europe and they really feel the urgency here. >> let's leave it here thank you. tunisia says the two gunmen carried out attack on the broader national museum in tunis were trained in libya, i.s.i.l. said it was behind wednesday's attack that left 21 people dead and most of them tourist and stepping up concern as it grows that i.s.i.l. message is spreading in the region and jackie roland as the latest from the capitol. >> reporter: they take to the street to express defiance the message a clear rejection of violence and the people who
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perpetrate it. there was also solidarity with the victims and tributes laid in their memory. some of the victims weren't carrying their passports and have not been identified yet. more than 40 people were injured. some of them have been talking about their experience. >> translator: we entered one of the rooms in the old part of the music and suddenly my daughter and i started to hear shots and everyone started to run. people started to try and save themselves trying to hide behind the glass windows and in the corners of the room. >> reporter: two again mun were killed when they stormed the museum to end the siege but it's believed they had accomplices and police say they arrested nine people so far, four of whom they believe were directly involved in the attack. meanwhile the prime minister has been giving details of security measures across the country. >> translator: we will be putting in place checkpoints that will be manned and
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supervised by the national army. both the national army and security personnel will intensify their patrols across the nation and joint patrols with the army and security personnel will also be conducted. >> reporter: the museum will remain closed for several more days. when it reopens it can expect fewer visitors. a number of tour companies say they are removing tunisia from their list of destination. a success story of arab spring and spared violence sweeping other parts of the region and now the parliament is looking to fast track new antiterror laws and the president has promised to fight mercilessly those behind wednesday's attack. the first of the victims of the attack is laid to rest. the police officer who died guarding the museum. tunisia remains in shock and in mourning. it is also aware that it can no longer remain on the sidelines of what has become known as the
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war on terror jackie roland, al jazeera, tunis. star gazers across europe have been witnessing a spectacular natural event, a solar eclipse and the pictures are live coming to us from norway and we are about to watch the total eclipse. and there is the beautiful total eclipse seen very very rarely and won't be seeing that again until at least 2026. the two places you can see this in norway we have just seen it and the pharroh islands and we are on the pharroh island and what have you been seeing? >> reporter: well, jane, a little to the east of us here perhaps they have a slightly better view of the moment itself, ours was obscured sadly by heavy cloud cover here in the
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pharroh islands in the middle of the north sea but we did manage to get a sense and a feel of the effect of that total eclipse which was thrilling and earerie and something gone wrong when the moon moves with the sun casting a shadow on earth and bright light turned to almost total darkness and called totality and lasted her about two minutes and two seconds. take a look at the pictures. a couple of facts i can tell you about the total eclipse as you look at it from earth the sun and moon appear to be the same size. in fact, the sun is 400 times bigger than the moon but it's also 400 times further away creating that effect a total eclipse is visual from somewhere on earth roughly every 18 months or so as the moon's orbit around
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the sun aligns with the earth's orbit around the sun. jonah as you were saying it's so spectacular and it really makes you feel tiny doesn't it? one of nature's most beautiful spectacle and i imagine how we are feeling here. what about the people who have been watching? and thousands have gone to those islands to see it what was their response? >> reporter: well, i tell you apart from the people there are actually scientists here at the islands watching farm animals to see what they made of it all and no reports back on that. but the people were definitely very interested, jane thousands of people have traveled to the pharroh islands to watch the total eclipse and known as eclipse chasers traversing around the world looking at eclipses where they can find them and hundreds on the hill side behind me on the capitol, much excited and gasping as
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darkness descended and people peering up in the sky with their eclipse protected glasses handed out by the board and didn't need them because of the clouds and when the darkness arrived it was gone and bright lights came back and everybody gasped and whooped with delight and a few people shouted where to next time and the answer to that is that the next total eclipse will be visible in the southeast asia pacific region around march of next year. the next time we see one in central european skies will be in 2081. >> we will leave you there and shows you how quick occurrence this is before we started talking to jonah we saw the total eclipse, the solar eclipse in norway and one of two places you can see it and you can see it emerging with the lightness
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descends with the darkness and coming back. more to come on the al jazeera news hour priceless and precious how a treasure trove of iraqi artifacts and historic documents being protected by technology and ♪ we will report from turkey on plans to put peace talks with the kurds back on track. plus, i'm robin adams outside the stadium in doha a host venue for the 2020 world cup, one of the most contention issues in futbol as details are coming up. ♪ to switzerland where diplomates working through the final hurdles as they try to finalize a deal on iran nuclear program and u.s. secretary of state john kerry and counterpart held days
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of tough negotiations in the swiss city where the diplomatic james base joins us live from there and barack obama has been reaching out to iranians as well on this issue, what has he been saying? >> yes, his message for now talks about the iran new year holiday and saying this is the best opportunity in decades to try and have a new relationship between iran and the rest of the world. we had some response from the iran side on twitter and the iran prime minister tweeted iran made their choice with dignity and high time for u.s. and allies to choose pressure or agreement. and by pressure he is referring i think to one of the sticking points going on in the talks right now which is the whole issue of sanctions. in fact, the talks started again in the last few moments with secretary of state john kerry
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and with other dignitaries discussing this among other issues. i think for the international community the idea of literally all the sanctions as part of this deal is not a good one because they want pressure on iran in case iran was to renig on any deal that was done. >> were the french in these talks and they i believe are not happy. what is going on there? >> yes, it's never really clear on these nuclear talks whether the french play the role of bad cop or whether they have a very different view from the rest of the international community. but certainly france is the one that seems to have the biggest question marks right now about some aspects of the deal that has been discussed. for example the timeline of the deal the u.s. we blant want a ten-year deal and iran to have inpeck shuns and scrutiny and france would like that to be much longer and you saw simon on
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eu talks and on sidelines of the talks there was a meeting of european leaders connected to the issue, uk france and germany and may well be in that meeting they were trying to see what france's concerns were and see if they can deal with them and we hear rumors of possibly other foreign ministers arriving here and for now they are rumors and no announcements have been made. >> james reporting. in northern syria rebels preparing to launch offensive to capture idlib city from government forces. opposition groups have not fully declared the battle but started to target government checkpoints around the city and al-qaeda linked rebel group posted this video showing shelling around government posts and al jazeera cannot independently verify this video. an air raid on yemen presidential forced the
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president hadi to flee home and 13 people were killed when president forces took control of a military base near aiden from a rent renegade and fighting for control of yemen. in pakistan four injured after an explosion at a mosque at the area and the blast went off during friday prayers. thousands of families forced to flee a military offensive in northern pakistan and starting to return home and for the next few months they will go back to south wizirstan tribal regions and pakistan army waging a campaign against taliban since june of last year and we have more from a town in the area. >> reporter: government of pakistan has allowed for the return of some of the internally displaced people of south
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wizirstan in a major document and allowing 86,000 families who fled the agency and particularly which was home to the leader of the islam and also a strong faction of the taliban in pakistan and the government of pakistan is offering $100 which is about 10,000 for transportation and giving a one-time cash advance of another $25,000 which is about $250 and the government says it is now rebuilding the facilities once we improve the supply system and restore supplies 200 families are returning in the first few days of this particular by creation but according to the federally administered tribal area they expect up to 500 families to return everyday to the agency. this is a major priority for the
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government of pakistan because up to 1.5 million tribes have been displaced by the ongoing conflict in pakistan federally administered tribal areas. this weekend is the most significant in the kurdish calendar and it is the festival that celebrates the start of spring, the highlight of celebrations in turkey is expected to focus on peace talks between the government and kurdish pkk forces. from back here and turkey bernard smith reports. >> reporter: the festival marks the start of spring began this year along the border with co kobani and where pyd fought off a four-month assault and the government is suspicious of anything that may lead to greater autonomy for the kurds
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marched on. >> pyd with i.s.i.l. in kobane and we could actually see right now more possibility for a corporation or talk with pyd and the turkish government. >> reporter: could be good news for turkey kurds, these activists spent the last ten days traveling through turkey on a peace train and want to cement a two year long ceasefire with an end to 30 year conflict between separatist kurdish pkk and the turkish state, 40,000 people were killed. but the general view among activists and analyst to a return to conflict between pkk and turkish state is extremely unlikely but the peace process has a perception among some kurds that the turkish government is dragging its feet
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like granting cultural rights and giving some sort of autonomy to kurdish regions. he lost 50 members of his extended family in the fighting. >> translator: we don't even know where they are buried but despite all this pain we suffered we still say peace, peace and peace again. >> reporter: on saturday the train reaches the town at the climax and a million people will hear a statement from the jailed leader of pkk, and he is expected to reenforce his call for pkk to permanently lay down its arms to put the peace process back on track. bernard smith, al jazeera, turkey. the new leader of the pkk says abdoulah call for peace was manipulated by turkey in an exclusive interview he told al jazeera that he must be released for the peace process to move
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forward. >> translator: we know turkey will never release him from prison and they want him to decay and spend his life there, turkey must take steps and no other options and if they do t not move today they will tomorrow and if they want to resolve the problems they must release him. he needs to meet us and his gorillas, without releasing him this peace process will not succeed. >> reporter: you can watch the full interview with pkk leader on talk to al jazeera on saturday at 0430 gmt. bringing breaking news coming to us from yemen and hearing of a suicide attack on a mosque in sanaa. we are hearing according to roiters two killed and two injuries on two mosques in sanaa and after attacks in aiden and south of the country and led to
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the president fleeing from his home there, as soon as we get more details about the double attack on two mosques during friday prayers in sanaa we will let you know. israel's prime minister appears to have softened his tone on ruling out a palestinian state and benjamin netanyahu comments sparked international criticism from the white house. patty has that story. >> reporter: israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu won reelection but comments that helped him get the victory could cost him and country. in the run up to election he clearly said if he won there would be no independent palestinian state. not while he was prime minister. at the white house that was seen as a clear betrayal sensing the anger netanyahu granted his first election post interview to an american network arguing he didn't change his policy. >> what has changed is the reality of the palestinian leader refuses to recognize the
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jewish state and a pact with hamas that calls for the destruction of the jewish state and every territory in the middle east is taken by islam forces. >> reporter: clashed with president barack obama, his spokesman basically said netanyahu can't take back his comments, words matter and they may have consequences. hinting they could pull u.s. protection of israel at the u.n. >> steps the united states has taken at the u.n. have been predicated on this idea that the two-state solution is the best outcome. now our ally in these talks has said that they are no longer committed to that solution. that means that we need to reevaluate our position in this matter and that is what we will do moving forward. >> reporter: potential resolutions could include granting palestine official statehood or setting a deadline for final settlement and extreme
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possibility setting perimeters for a final peace deal. netanyahu responded you can't impose peace. but obama officials replied you can't negotiate peace without a partner either patty with al jazeera, washington. let's go back to the breaking news coming yemen and attack on two mosques during friday prayers in sanaa and we will bring in a political analyst and editor in chief for yemen post and is on the line from sanaa, what are you hearing about these dual attacks? >> these two attacks took place in two of the main and strategic houthi or the mosques in yemen and very tragic and it's not clear because of the rush in the mosque and this attack just happened recently and a death toll be clear in the next hour or so but.
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>> can you tell us any more about these mosques? i mean are they big mosques? is it in a populated area? >> they are two of the biggest mosques for the houthis in yemen. one of the mosques can accommodate at least 3-4,000 easily and these two mosques are known to be very packed and full at all times and basically learning centers for islam. so they are pretty much very very in the heart of the capital sanaa and this is the first time that suicide bomber has attacked in the past it has been attacked but outside the gate because there was tight security in those mosques when you enter the mosques you must be searched and houthis wondering how a suicide bomber able to enter the mosque with tight security at the mosque. >> this comes after president
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hadi's area that he was staying in was attacked in the south of the country in aiden. i don't want to ask you if this is linked-in any way but just shows the growing tension in the country. >> everything is linked right now especially after the houthis for some odd reason used the airforce yesterday when the houthis attacked sanaa and president hadi did not use the airforce and what happened in sanaa today is intensifying the damage in yemen because they are not random chosen and are the most prominent in the capitol sanaa so this is basically the first of a long-term i hope i'm wrong but a sectarian war if it continues or if no deal is reached between the houthis and the faction. >> i hope that is not the case and thank you for talking to us on those double attacks on two mosques, some of them like you were saying can hold up to 3,000 people in sanaa and we don't know at this stage how many
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people have been killed or injured. let's go to richard now and change gear we saw those amazing pictures earlier of the eclipse but, richard, want to find out now about the weather and how it's going to affect the rest of the viewings. >> yes it has not been great everywhere, across a good part of northern europe a partial eclipse and jane it's all about totality and i say that for someone who has an interest in this because i chased a couple and met my wife on the first one back in 2002 and and this is the track to the pharrah's and we saw on al jazeera a cloudy pictures and a bit of a break but not as much it hoped for but to the north there is a chance for clear skies there and if it does stay clear and obviously it's all mobile at the moment but looking good to the north there is a chance you will see this, this a picture in turkey in 2006, the full effect of a total solar eclipse, in this
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part of the world the is problematic and the clouds rolled back in for pharroh and 2013 we had clear skies in ka qatar and the clouds rolling in to work and the tornado tower and behind it nothing but gray skies and across arab peninsula will continue over the next couple days. the graphics show little cloud but i saw what he mentioned for instance could be big downpours i think over the next day or so and brisk on the arab peninsula and one or two heavy showers to come. much more to come here on the news hour, not milking it why a sick russian economy is not effecting businesses in neighboring kazakhstan. meet the land speed record holder who just wants to go
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faster. and andy murray sets up a rematch for the man who beat him in january australian final and the indian world masters coming up. ♪
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♪ you are watching the al jazeera news hour and reminder of top stories three explosions outside two mosques in yemen capitol sanaa and reports that an unconfirmed number of people have been killed and injured. the new libyan army chief is
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warning that i.s.i.l. is building strength in libya and could spread to europe and this is the west needs to support libya forces to eradicate the group. star gazers across europe witnessing a spectacular natural event that plunged the world in darkness and they flocked off of norway and pharroh islands to witness a solar eclipse. iraq and levante shocked the world when fighters carried attacks on the cultural heritage site and ancient statutes and historical artifacts were completely destroyed anti racky national library is now taking measures to protect the country's priceless archooefs -- archives and reporting from baghdad. reporter: a way to keep them safe and at the archives and library are scanning thousands of rare books and historic
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documents. if they are ever destroyed the information in them will live on in a digital library. >> this is a means of protecting your cultural heritage to save the original copies and to provide the readers with the copies. so this is a revolution. >> reporter: snapshots of the past, a history of the minority half a century ago. a feminist magazine from the 1920s. for the past years he is trying to share as much of iraq's past as possible and he and staff have played a role in iraq's resent history. in 2003 when baghdad fell this building itself was set on fire. the fire burned for two days destroying hundreds of thousands of books and documents with it. this was literally rebuilt from the ashes. and has doubled the archives collection of official
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documents. the library has sedan hussein collection and what was the huge jewish community. the staff started cataloging documents signed by iraqi jews in the 1950s just before they were deported. >> this is a witness from the jewish community. >> reporter: it's part of an agreement with the u.s. to contribute to iraq's jewish archives now held in the united states. but they want iraqis to see the documents to help realize every group had a share of suffering and expected to be finished next year. >> the library has a very important unifying effect because they play a role in the formation of the national identity and not sectarians and don't have damage and we need these institutions throughout
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iraq they will help remedy the past. >> reporter: more than 1,000 years ago baghdad was the center of knowledge. home to the world's great libraries and the arab world's greatest poets and the and shen libraries were also destroyed but their legacy has survived. jane with al jazeera, baghdad. hundreds of millions of people do not have access to safe drinking water despite being considered a human right by the u.n. global water day is an attempt to draw people's attention to the importance of water. population growth organization and increase in consumption means water is needed for more people in industries than ever before but 1.2 billion live if areas where water is scarce and developing regions getting water is even more difficult because of conflict and poor infrastructure and by 2030 it's estimated the world could be facing a water shortage of 40%
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but bill is an export on water resource management and joins us now live and are we heading towards a water crisis? >> not necessarily. okay what you see i think we need to talk a little bit about this water energy footnix is what people call it, all three elements are interconnected. take for instance water and food. food is by far the from negligent water user from 70% of freshwater consumption is used for agricultural production and use a lot of water for energy production and we use it for our electricity plans and use it also for this thing called hydraulic fracturing for the shale and oil we are talking about so they are interconnected and we have known this has been in effect for a long time.
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so what is different? well the difference is that we are going by 2015 maybe to nine or ten billion people so they need a lot of resources. and we may go from 2-5 billion people in the middle class and middle class lifestyle is much more water intensive and energy intensive. they use more water in households but also they change their diets and particularly a shift from vegetables and wheat to dairy and meat and this is consuming a lot more water. for instance kilo is 1,000 and one of beef is 10,000 liters so if people shift in diet they will use a lot more water. so by 2050 there will be we need a lot of water, we need a lot
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more food, we need a lot more energy and all these elements are interconnected. >> how do we get that happen and how do we get more water out of this situation? >> well, i think it's actually quite simple. we will just have to make better use of our resources. we have to increase the efficiency of our water energy and food resources and that is very well possible. take for instance agricultural production, agricultural the dominant water use in many parts of the world the water product in agricultural is very low so we get a little crop for crop and we can improve that. same thing, there is a lot of waste from the fields and the processing and the storage and the transport, up to 50%, we can improve that. and then of course in the household in many parts of the world we throw away 50% or more
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of our food and effectively we throw away a lot of them bedded water so if you reduce that a little bit i think we can come a long way. in order to do this well many people, there are many option millions of options and people are working on this for instance many companies have had a unit that looks at the industrial water use and how they can stream line it. governments, people farmers, households, economies all have to come together and a lot of work to be done. >> thank you for coming to tell us about this >> thank you. latin america one region where 4 million people can't get the water we are talking about but a new machine in chile could change that and we met them in santiago. >> reporter: water is essential for life yet one in ten people cannot access a single glass at
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home. millions live too far away from rivers and lakes or have seen their water source contaminated or simply disappear during prolonged drought. but what if they could access clean water any time any where out of thin air, that is the promise of freshwater. a machine that does just that by extracting moisture from the air just like a cloud. >> translator: what this machine does is form a small cloud inside that generates water and the air passes through here and we cool it, if you touch it it's cold. the water is produced through condensation i'll show you. put your hand here. >> it's raining on my hand. >> reporter: freshwater is the brain child of the chile engineer. an industrial designer and a
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forestry put together this innovation center called social lab where a start up aims to fulfill a social need. >> translator: we want everyone to have a well in their home and not depend on water or if it rains, people can have unlimited water supplies water is for everyone. >> translator: if there is no electricity you plug the machine into is a solar panel. it is self sustainable and consumes very little energy. >> reporter: it's nasa technology simplified the prototype produces between 9-30 liters of chemical and sulfur free water a day depending on climate conditions. it's almost 40 degrees out here everything is dry as you can see and there is practically no moisture in the air. but even in these extreme conditions and even in the desert we are told the freshwater machine is able to extract moisture and produce
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drinking water. the only drawback right now seems to be the price, roughly $1,000 and the creators want to eventually make it more affordable. their contribution they say to a quenching the global thirst for life's most basic resource i'm with al jazeera, santiago. much more on the issue of water in the coming days here on al jazeera, on thursday we will take you to getting water on the trip and it's not scarce and where is it going we will look at that on thursday right here on al jazeera. eu meeting in brussels decided to keep sanctions in place against russia to the end of the year and punishment for russia's role in the eastern ukraine conflict and they hit the country's economy hard and rubble last half the value since last year and russia to record
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the first recession since 2009. not just russia being effected it's neighbors like kazakhstan and feeling the pinch from the knock on effect to their economy and we explain. >> reporter: a hundred thousand liters of milk at the plant on an average day and 17% share of the market is not a bad place to be for ryan but the economy which also exports fruit juices to russia sees trouble ahead. russia's economy not kazakhstan's is hurting business. >> translator: perfect margins going down because prices are fixed in rubbles and secondly falling in the north and west because kazakhstan consumers crossed into russia to buy cheaper products. >> reporter: russian imports have got cheaper and exporters are losing money and kazakhstan's currency is on a high from the rubble and may
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need to be devalueded and imagine waking up and discovered your money lost 20% of value over night and that happened here in kazakhstan twice, first in 2009 and again last year. on both occasions it was down in part to russia performing badly and the fear is it could happen again because kazakhstan's economy is closely tied to russia's. kazakhstan and russia already have a free frayed agreement and last year leaders signed the economic union promising even closer integration. >> translator: for me this agreement is well balanced and competently made and takes into account the interests of all of our countries. >> reporter: but some believe that kazakhstan's president who first muted the idea was too caught up in the moment. >> translator: he wanted himself to be seen as a leader in the eyes of the post soviet
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countries as a person who created a great new regional union. but the economic aspects were not properly thought through so we see a negative situation for kazakhstan which is unlikely to improve in the near future. >> reporter: what goes down must eventually come back up. the rubble will strengthen, oil prices will rise. but light at the end of the tunnel seems a long way off. robin walker, al jazeera. up next, on the news hour australia and pakistan battle for the right to meet india in the cricket semi finals and the very latest from there quarter final match. ♪
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the sport now. >> thank you very much futbol governing body fifi says it will be played on december 18 extreme temperatures in summer months and there were concerns about holding the tournament during traditional window of june and july and the final will now take place on 18th of december which happens to be qatar day and it was made thursday in zurick. >> if everyone works together for one year they can make sure as i say to you that everyone is satisfied and you will never please everyone and there are people complaining and we are where we are and very important
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and i've said before spectator whose are going to qatar will have a wonderful point of view and players could be fresher than they ever have been so let's get on with it. >> how have we got to this.and the story begins over four years ago in december 201 qatar is the first country from middle east to host the world cup and immediately there were concerns about playing in qatar summer heat and in january 2011 while visiting the middle east they fist had the idea of a world cup being played in qatar winter months and controversy primarily that of rights of migrant workers to build a stadium and july 2012 fifi investigation into corruption allegations in 2018 and 2022 bids both of which were cleared of wrongdoing and in february of this year an fifa task force they be played in december of 2022 and robin adams
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at the site of one of the venues at the stadium and he says with the final day confirmed qatar can now work towards delivering the middle east first ever world cup. >> reporter: it has taken fifa four years to decide that qatar will host a world culp in june and july and needed to take their time to announce this decision to involve the stakeholders and the european have been the most vocal in opposition of the world cup in november and december. now that we know that the middle east first ever world cup and finishing on december the 18th we know the bond impact and christmas program for leaks and traditional league will go ahead. one outstanding matter that has been dragging along for 1568 days is the start date of the
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world cup which is likely to be the 21st of november which means we will be having an even shorter world cup of 28 days. cricket cohost australia to semi finals of world cup after they beat pakistan in the match and pakistan making 213 from over 49.5 over and australia with early scares with loss of openers but recovered to eventually beat the pakistan by six wicks. return to futbol and palmer declared bankrupt after being stricken with debts of more than $220 million. the court could now appoint an adjudicator for the club's affairs and adrift at the bottom of the table deducting points and possible they may not finish the season but expect to play the match on sunday. >> reality at the moment is today's bankruptcy hearing in
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parma allowed the club avail of a 5 million operation put together by the league and the futbol federation but given the size of the problems that parma has and $218 million euro of debt and may be 5 million to get to the end of the season will not be good enough and the club might well have to drop out of the championship entirely and mean all the teams and we have 11 games to go and all teams that have not played the games at the end of parma will pick up a 3-0 win in the board room and that will to a certain extent satisfy the championship. summoned to appear before a french league discipline committee on april the 9th and swedish international on camera using an explitive and later
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apologized for the comments that drew widespread criticism in france. world number one has advances to the semi finals at the india world tennis without having to hit a ball after quarter final opponent withdraw for surgery and will play four seed andy murray and lopez in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 and the win will face him for the very first time since losing to the serve at the australian open final in january. in women's, through to the semi finals and ending the run of qualifier and after she pulled out with a score of 6-1, 4-1 and unable to continue forced off with an ankle injury. that means she will play in the next round and ended the round in three sets 6-7, 7-6 and that
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is all your sport for now and i'll have more later. >> thanks for that, over the next few months british engineers will try to build the faster car again and they set the land speed record in 1997 and barnabie phillips reports. >> reporter: trying to build the fastest car the world has ever seen and it's called blood hound and designed to reach a speed of 1600 kilometers per hour. it's part formula one car, part super son etjet and part next generation rocket and this is the man who will drive it andy green, a british airforce pilot. this was him in 1997 breaking the previous land speed record in the desert in nevada but does the idea of going faster make
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his frightened. >> the safety measure you put into it it will create a car at 1,000 and every aspect along the way and can actually do this safely and in a digital age we can tell the story live as we are doing it 12 video cameras on the cart and streaming live video on internet so where you are in the world you can watch what is happening in the car as it's happening. >> reporter: this is where andy green and blood hound will try to break the record in the desert in south africa's northern cape. this high-tech challenge relies on old fashion sweat and toil and more than 300 people carried more than 18,000 tons of rock off the pan with their bare hands to create this perfectly flat surface. this car will eventually consist of 3 1/2 thousand handmade pieces put together to create one very unique machine but to what purpose?
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the engineers here insist that although this project is certainly fun, it is far from over. they hope it will inspire a new generation of school children. in the uk and across the world to take up science, technology and maths. >> we don't need the next 5, 10 15, 20 a load of cars on us however for the low carbon world we need to work toward we need people to go in those sciences and technology and the technologies that can actually solve the problems of the future and that will happen if people are excited enough to stick with it. >> reporter: at full speed blood hound will travel the equivalent of 4 1/2 football pitches in just one second. much faster than the speed of sound. the blood hound team hope to inspire the world as they take a journey into uncharted territory, barnabie phillips bristol. cruising out of this bulletin as we head away into another one, i'll see you then.
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