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♪ this is al jazeera ♪ hello and welcome to the news hour, i'm in doha, our top stories. >> translator: we agreed that all efforts must be made to ensure this conference is a success. >> reporter: the syria regime makes an offer to the rebels, a cease fire for aleppo and a prisoner squat. they demand that thailand's
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government step down. desperation and anger in the central republican and the run warns what will happen if the world doesn't act now. >> the elements are there, the seeds are there for a genicide. >> reporter: and a pretty cool story from south korea, we are on a frozen river with fishermen looking for the big one. ♪ the syrian regime appears to be giving some ground at least diplomatically. the foreign minister wally has just held a press conference in moscow with his russian counterpart and says his government supports the peace conference known as geneva two and says he has given russia syria's biggest ally a cease fire and it has gone on for months and the regime will be interested in a prisoner swap if the rebels cooperate and let's
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hear from both men now. >> translator: taking into account the road of the russian federation and ending the blood shed in syria as well as our trustworthy relations i have handed off a plan of security measures in aleppo. in that regard i asked the minister to use contacts for the plan and establish a specific plan where all military actions in this area should be ceased. i also informed minister about our fundamental position to agree to an exchange of prisoners in syrian prisoners with those captured by the other side. in that regard we are ready to exchange the lists and to workout in arrangement about how to achieve all of that. >> translator: we want the upcoming conference to put an end to the blood shed and ensure that syria does not become a hot bed of terrorism. we hope that an agreement will be reach by pieces established and ethnic groups in the country
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have equal rights. >> reporter: paul brennan has been moderating the results with aleppo and a prisoner exchange. >> yeah, it's intriguing frankly and i think that the russians and the syrians are being rather clever about it and essentially driving the agenda and coming forward with proposals that frankly no one can disagree with, a cease fire who can disagree with that, delivery of humanitarian aid and prisoner swaps and are proposals on the face of it are coming from the syrian government. here is the problem, when they go to geneva two the syrian opposition doesn't really want to deal with the syrian government. they don't know part in a future syria for the syrian government so it's quite clever i think of the syrian foreigns to come to
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moscow and offer proposals which on the face of it no one can disagree with because that effectively drives the agenda and means the syrian government puts itself at the center of the future of syria. >> reporter: now i know the iranian foreign minister is in town and looking at the geneva two conference there is talk if iran would attend. are we any clearer on that? >> no, this is, well certainly russia would like to see iran attend and analysts here have come to the conclusion despite denies from sergei the foreign minister it's clear that tehran, moscow, damascus is access forming here, the three allies and close allies were all in town together here in moscow on thursday night, sergei, the iranian foreign minister and syrian foreign minister in the same room together agreeing a
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strategy ahead of the geneva talks and sergei denies a three or party plan on the table but that is pretty much what we would expect moving forward to geneva two. i think what they are doing is enjoying the confidence that they have from having a united position on what they see as the future for, syria and meeting in istanbul and are in disarray and uncertainty if they will attend geneva two and it's contrast between confidence and authority that moscow and syria, syrian foreign minister have been having here in moscow compared to what seems to be going to play out in istanbul later on today. >> reporter: it will be interesting to see what comes out of there and we will have reaction from there later on and paul thanks for that. on thursday syria's foreign
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minister sent a letter to moon and the letter was leaked to al jazeera and in it he seemed to try to change the focus of the upcoming talks to tackling terrorism. that up set the americans and this is what u.s. secretary of state john kerry had to say. >> those whose brutality created this magnet, how they could ever lead syria away from extremism and towards a better future is beyond any kind of logic or common sense. >> reporter: well, the syrian group linked to al-qaeda is claiming responsibility for a bomb blast in northern lebanon and it attacks the stronghold of hezbollah. and they say an explosive device was thrown into a truck driven by demonstrators and the movement's leader was in the
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procession but wasn't injured. about the same time prime minister was taking questions from international journalists and has to continue working as the caretaker leader of the government to keep the country intact. well, let's speak to scott who is live from bangkok and, scott, these protests have been largely peaceful until now. is this a sign that things are becoming more volitile? >> just behind me are two rows of these here and this is where the explosive device was thrown at the pickup truck and the leader was a fairways back and not injured in this. about 30 people were injured. the reason we are here is because there was indications at least from the protesters themselves that one of these
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buildings housed where these people supposedly staged this attack from. there was some evidence inside and nothing really compelling quite on essentially they say shows this is where they staged this attack from. to your question about the concern of increase in violence, we have seen a steady flow of small attacks overnight mostly at some of the protester sites and drive-by shootings and small explosive devices and the first time we saw one thrown at a procession and it is used around bangkok and occupy locations and rally the troops and the leader was part of this and a vehicle was hit and a lot of people around it because it was day time and a procession and we are seeing more injuries from this attack than any of the others in the past. what the concern is obviously increasing that with bigger bombs, with more violence, but also what would have happened if the person who did throw the bomb was caught by the group behind me? they are very big concerns this
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could take a bad turn and so far right now this was an attack, about 30 people injured and all minor injuries from what we are hearing, shirley. >> reporter: the government is adamant it will not step down and not cancel elections and she is not going anywhere. >> absolutely, she maintained that position straight through all of the protests through the shut down this week but then all the protests we saw in late november and right through december. and quite honestly she said and said this several times repeated again as you pointed out that it's illegal for her right now to step down because she is a caretaker prime minister leading to an election period and the election period is set for february 2nd and calling for the election shun to be delayed and said the election date cannot be pushed because so that would be illegal and she will not resign because she is legally bound by the constitution for those two things to stay put and these are the things that protesters
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behind me and across the city want both of those things to happen, shirley. >> reporter: scott thanks for that updating us from bangkok there. at least three people have been killed and over 20 others injured in a train bombing in pakistan. it happened in the central town in the providence and rail officials say the train was heading south from the northwestern city when the bomb exploded and no one claimed responsibility for the attacks. australia admitted the navy entered indonesia waters to stop asylum seekers from reaching the shores and happened several times but not deliberate and scott morrison apologized to the indonesia government. >> we deeply regret these events and have offered an apology. however, the australia government is committing in
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implementing the policies to stop this. we will ensure that the issues that led to these inadvertent breaches of territorial sovereignty are rectified and do not reoccur. >> reporter: and we are in dacar and joins us now and steph an apology from australia, what is the indonesia government saying? >> this is a setback in the troubled and tense relationship between indonesia and australia and australia apologized to the deputy ambassador this afternoon and deeply regretted what has happened. indonesia regret what happened and called this a very serious incident and they also say this was not improved the relations between both countries at all. and things were not good in the first place because late last year there was a spying role and they allegedly spied on the
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first family in indonesia, his wife and his inner circle and the president was not amused. at that time basically most of the cooperation between two countries were frozen and things were sort of started to get better a little bit and then this happened. australia was announcing they were going to tow back boats with asylum and did not confirm it and actually shows that these things have happened and australia will have to explain a lot more. >> reporter: australia still very worried about the numbers of people trying to get into australia. what is indonesia doing about the blood of asylum seekers? >> well, not much at the moment because of the very cold, frozen relationship between the two countries, indonesia said we are not doing much any more because we had this cooperation going between two countries and australia has deeply insulted us and indonesia was not doing much
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in the first place because it has not subscribes to the convention on refugees and basically let refugees pass and of course sometimes there were some people arrested but not much more than symbolically. so things will not improve on that side and indonesia will patrol a lot more in the territorial waters and prevent more boats going to australia and nothing is guaranteed at this stage. >> reporter: thank you for that. still to come on this news hour. >> because i was wrong. i don't know if i was surprised. >> reporter: the lost boys and girls of south sudan, a special report on the children fleeing to kenya. another new invention from google after glasses the company says it created smart contact lenses for diabetics, we will have more on that and all the
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sport, australia is feeling the heat and relief on its way in melvin. ♪ united nations warned the international community to act now to avoid genicide in the central african republic and more than a thousand killed in attacks by rival christian and muslim groups in the capitol last month. >> it's all the elements that we have seen elsewhere in places like rowanda and bosnia and the elements are there, the seeds are there for a genicide. there is no question about that. the consequences will be dramatic if we don't act immediately and effectively but equally, equally if we do act immediately and effectively we
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can actually turn the corner here. >> reporter: well, the violence displaced more than a million people, 100,000 of them are taking refuge at bongi airport and barnibie reports. >> reporter: welcome to the airport and military and people are in a real juxt position and an american plane taxis to the camps and on board the first contingent of soldiers to join peace keepers here and they have a reputation of some of the toughest soldiers and more will arrive in the coming days and even with reenforcements the central african republic appears far too small for the task at hand. at the other side of the airport fence the aid is beginning to flow. in this camp everyone is christian, driven from their homes by the muslim-led celica
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malitia and help is reaching people in the camps but of course the real challenge is to convince people to go home and we are not seeing significant signs that that is happening yet. for now, these people feel it's simply too dangerous for them to return to their neighborhoods. better they say to live here in squaller than risk being shot in their own homes. >> it's far from ideal and the airport was not made to accommodate 100,000 people and no toilets, no running water and no space for people to sleep. this is not a good, healthy environment particularly for the children that we see in the camp. >> reporter: muslims are also afraid and they continue to lead bongi. this was a convoy setting off for chad and soldiers not part of the african peace keeping force protecting the convoy and christians cheered and accused
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chad of supporting the celica malitia and they decided to intervene before things got uglier. meanwhile back at the airport a calm evaluation and they say they are a target because of their relation. and there is trouble the people here don't like me because i don't like them. >> reporter: bongi was a city of people of different faiths live together and recreating the climate of diversity and tolerance will not be easy and barnabie phillips. >> reporter: they are reporting the majority of people who voted in a referendum this week said yes to a new constitution. according to the newspaper around 90% of participants voted in favor and more than half the population turned out to vote, the opposition believes that
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number is inflated. and we have a senior lecturer on the study of islam at the world at kings college in london and joins us from there, and the government claiming 55% turn out, 90% approval for the constitution, can we trust those figures? >> whether we can trust them or not we will have to wait for the official announcements. what i would argue is that things started to look increasingly favorable for the interim government and military backers and initial projections yesterday was turn out would be low and close to the turn out of last year's referendum and with very high approval rates attached to that, based on that the anti-coup alliance until yesterday they claimed that their call for a boycott was successful in the sense that people had apparently stayed away while approval rates way
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above 90 are usually only seen in countries like north korea. today i think if these turn out figures keep rising and even if say the approval rate drops a bit to more modest levels i would argue that is to the advantage of the interim government and gives them a degree of legitimacy in view of the very questionable way in which they came here last summer. it gives credibility to the new draft constitution but probably very importantly for the further political future of egypt it seems also like an endorsement of the now very evident political ambitions for the military leader si-si. >> reporter: what can they do now as egypt prepares for presidential and parliamentary elections? >> i think they will really struggle to leave a mark. they have, of course been
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victims of a coersive oppression since the ousting of president morsi, high turn out figures will indicate that the one thing the egyptian population is craving for is stability and probably just tired of all the upheaval and mayhem since january 2011 and three years down the road i think the main thing for the egyptians is a return to normalcy and that is i think what the interim government and those running in the parliamentary and presidential elections later this year will be banking on. >> reporter: and thanks for much indeed for that and speaking to us live from london there. now al jazeera continues to call for the immediate release of five of its journalists who are being detained in egypts and
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fahmy and mohamed and greste are accused of lies and joining a terrorist group and allegations which al jazeera say are fabricated and three are held in a prison outside of cairo. the other two journalists are from our sister channels and we have a reporter and mohamed is a camera man and have been detained for five months now. a u.n. human rights officer has told al jazeera that parts of south sudan have been reduced to ghost towns and thousands have died in weeks of fighting between government forces and rebels loyal to former vice president. >> i can confirm already that both sides were involved in a number of atrositys and those atrositys are punishable under international law. they would certainly be differences in atrositys that
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happened in duba or bantu and they are ghost towns and bantu has been burned down and there is no bantu anymore. when we were passing by we were passing by unburied bodies and myself just driving through bantu, have seen 15-20 dead bodies. we didn't go and we didn't look into houses. we didn't look for bodies but they are there. >> reporter: and the battle for south sudan's stability doesn't end at its borders, uganda president confirmed his country troops have been fighting alongside south sudan troops and they say 850 of its troops will arrive in south sudan to help restore peace and kenya is also involved, taking in thousands of refugees, aid workers say 80% of
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children and many have been making the journey alone after losing their parents, from the refugee camp we report. >> when the fighting in south sudan got out of hand he clutched his bible and ran. the father's only family to the 13-year-old could not keep up and shot in the cross fire and he was walking for three days before getting a ride to the kenyan border and the u.n. refugee agency brought him here to camp. >> they are killing people. and they are dying and many people died and it's only when they are alive to the days because i was running, i don't know if i would survive. >> reporter: workers say 80% of those crossing the border everyday are children, many have been making the dangerous journey unaccompanied by parents or adult relatives who are separated along the way or orphaned. it's a potential repeat of what
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happened during the 20 year war with sudan and thousands of south sudan children are in africa alone and they are called the lost boys and they are assessing the numbers but hundreds are believes to be among the rivals here. >> how do we settle the children within the camp population and you see the children and children who you seek and you have the young villages. >> reporter: when the children arrive here they are interviewed to determine if they can be connected with any relatives in the camp and they are reluctant to have people stay with tribesmen fearing abuse and they are kept in a reception area and given close eye on the gate. this is not exactly an orderly place and often times there is chaos. one of the unaccompanied boys
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here followed the crowd and got on a truck where they are being brought into camps and he was found and brought back here. this is a tent where unaccompanied children stay and fed three times a day and not everyone has an appetite and she and her two brothers got separated from their mother as they fled heavy fighting. >> translator: there are many things on my mind what would happen to us if my mother died and we are children and can't do anything and there is no one to take care of us. >> reporter: it not only deprived them of home and families and took away childhood innocence and i'm with al jazeera. >> reporter: now i'm hearing a lot about the scorching temperatures in australia of late. and steph is here with all the weather, is that still continuing to be the case, steph? >> it was very hot and things have just changed, during the day on friday or earlier today we got up to 43 degrees.
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now that is incredibly hot but then the winds changed and started to blowup from the south and that really dropped those temperatures down and just in two hours we saw the temperatures drop by ten degrees and currently the temperatures are 25 degrees in melbourne and still dropping. as we head through tomorrow they will stay quite low and the high is 22 degrees and what a change we have in the weather here. further north we have a different problem with the weather. we don't have hot weather but a lot of heavy rain. you see the huge area of clouds across many parts of australia across the central belt here and giving us heavy rain and here we see 5.6 millimeters of rain in 24 hours but a bit further towards the north we have seen over 100 millimeters of rain and that is where the heavy rain is and it has not finished with us just yet and it's going to stay very, very wet there as we head through saturday and also into sunday as well.
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some of the pulses in that are very dark green and show where the heaviest rains are going to be and some places i like you to see 400 millimeters in just two days julie. >> thanks for that, it's also pretty cold in south korea but that is not going to stop people there from having fun and braving freezing temperatures and a frozen river to go fishing. harry faucet reports. >> it's become a winter tradition, january is ice fishing season and not just for a few enthusiasts and tens of thousands come everyday with his or her own fishing style to a frozen stretch of river a couple hours drive from seoul. >> translator: it's fun, this is my third year here and sometimes we come here twice a year, the whole family and the fun of eating as well. >> reporter: the common factor in the hunt for the prize of the trout, the need for patience.
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rewarded with the arrival of the fish truck. each day 3-8 tons of farmed fish added to the dammed off river and it's about being at the right place at the right time. >> this is my first time. i got three of them already, you know. >> reporter: of course if that is not enough of a challenge you can always try this. i can tell you it's cold enough let alone dressed like these guys. the object here is to catch the fish by hand and just in case the discomfort levels were not high net success means a wet fish down the front of your t-shirt and after the catching comes the eating and the fish can be consumed roasted, raw or for the brave still wiggling. it's a boom for the northern town, a festival in the 12th year becoming ever more important to its economy. >> translator: this year around 1.4 million people are expected
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to come. each tourist is estimated to spend $50 and talking about $60 million for the local economy. >> reporter: crowded far from natural but obviously fun for many this festival is the perfect way to bright end up a bone-chilling season and harry faucet in south korea. >> reporter: we will take a break but coming up, france's president addressing diplomates with the magazine and publishing embarrassing details about an alleged affair and the party appoints rahul to lead the next election and in sport he marks a return to the starting line up, that is coming up, after the break. ♪
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♪ welcome back, the top stories on al jazeera, syrian's foreign minister expressed hope for next week's geneva peace talks will talk about the crisis in the country and given russia, syrian's biggest ally where fighting has been ranging for months. dozens of people have been injured in a blast at an opposition demonstration in the ty capitol of bangkok, an explosive device thrown in a truck thought to be carrying the opposition leader who escaped uninjured. and the united nations is holding the international community to act now to avoid a genicide in central african
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republic and more than a thousand were killed last month in attacks by rival christian and muslim groups. and let's get more on our top story now and that is syria's war, the opposition syria national coalition is meeting in istanbul to decide whether or not to take part in the up coming geneva two talks and we are there and anita we have been hearing from the syrian foreign minister today making offers of a possible cease fire plan in aleppo and possible prisoner exchange with rebels. they are meeting whether or not to go to geneva two and what are the words? >> we are waiting for a formal statement by them and the meeting began about a half an hour ago and we don't have the former statement yet and on what
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we know and understand the position to be, what i can say is that the offer by the syrian regime falls far short of what the syrian opposition itself has been asking for for months, what, in fact, is the basic text of the geneva one agreement is blocked out back in 2012 and indeed blocked the united nations and arab league on syria and also asked the regime to do many months ago as a gesture of good will and wanted to see humanitarian and military deescalation and release of prisoners and not a prisoner swap as they offer and i don't think anything is coming out with at the very last-minute, ahead of negotiations, whatever they end up being is going to cut any ice with the syrian opposition here. >> reporter: anita thanks indeed for that, and anita keeping us updated. and forces between government
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and rebels and we are live from a camp for internally displaced people in duba and we are hearing from a u.n. envoy talking about the masses of displaced people and atrocities committed by people in the conflict and what kind of stories have you been hearing there? >> all right, apologies for that, it's clearly not a good link to south sudan right now. we will try and bring him back from duba at some point. let's move on. france's president is in an awkward spot and he is talking to diplomates in paris and live pictures from there but hanging over his head magazine has been publishing yet more details of an alleged affair with a french
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actest and judy is suing the magazine who broke the story and jackie roland is in paris and another embarrassment for the president. >> yes, this speech he is making at the moment for the diplomatic core in paris is a regular, annual event in france, the whole of january really seems to be given over to the president and other senior officials, giving their new year greetings and new year wishes and two different segments of the population and ask the press earlier in the week and now it's the diplomates and army and this is just a regular thing and his speech and we can expect to be focusing very much on the kind of topics that he raised during his address to journalists and notably influencing and returning france to its place in the world and talking to diplomates he is likely to talk more about international affairs
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for example and france's involvement in mali and central african republic and you are quite right and it coincides with yet more revelations by this gossip magazine and i have a copy here i'm afraid, they are clearly milking it for what they can get and publishing photographs they are claiming that the alleged liaison and the studying his body language here you see. anyway that is the kind of thing the magazines publish and claiming this liaison has been going on for two years and also say apparently they are saying it's all the various gaps in his agenda and having been when he has been off for having these liaisons with the actress judy and the french people don't seem to be overly bothered by this and as a supporter he said to me yesterday he did all aftermarket himself to the, elaborate of
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mr. normal and having a mistress is regarded as relatively normal. >> reporter: that is normal, that is brilliant, jackie, thank you very much indeed for that and we have a little gossip and jackie in paris. let's go to the rather more serious subject of south sudan and try with our correspondent who is live at a camp for the internally displaced people in duba and the violence seems to be getting ever more worse and u.n. envoy is talking about how some towns are like ghost towns there, what kind of stories are you hearing? >> indeed truly here at the camp which is the largest camp for internally displaced south sudan in duba and 17,000 plus people seeking refuge here, gives you an indication that indeed several parts of south sudan have become ghost towns and
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people fleeing violence and a lot of the times coming with many horrific stories. we spoke to a lot of those here, many of the children here who spoke of losing their brothers and father's and other family members in this conflict which has been going on for about a month now. in terms of the situation here, this camp itself was actually a camp for the u.n. forces that were here. it's not meant to be for those seeking refuge and it's not at all properly e equipped for that and is not proper toilets and irrigation and food and we will see if we can pan a bit and ask everyone to move a bit to the side so you can see further back how the camp is a few water points that have been set up for people to drink from, people going in the camp trying to find any sort of nutrition or other things here. like i say it is a very ad hoc
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situation at best. they are not equipped to deal with these large numbers. certainly not right now. there has been a plea by the u.n. for the international community as well as aid agencies to try and give more support to those here and there are several other camps across the country facing similar difficulties truly. >> reporter: a growing humanitarian crisis there and thank you very much indeed for that and jamal at a refugee camp in duba there. now just a quick look at other stories we are expecting to develop as this friday goes on, will president obama reduce the security agency's power to look through e-mails and listen to phone calls and he is due to announce a policy after edward snowden a contractor leaked classified documents revealing spying on a massive scale. the ruling congress party announced that rahul gandhi will head the campaign in the up coming general election but he won't be the party's prime
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minister nominee, the 43-year-old belongs to one of the most famous dynastys and faces an up hill battle with several opinion polls predicting defeat for his party in the poll. elections expected to be held in stages during april and may. so who exactly is rahul gandhi? he has been a member of parliament since winning his father's seat in the largest state in 2004. he's been vice president for almost a year and belongs to one of india's oldest political families and father and grandfather and great grandfather were all prime ministers and his italian born mother sonya is considered to be the most powerful person in the country and we report now from new deli. >> reporter: it was a much anticipated decision here in deli and it was announced quite late on thursday evening by one of the senior inner core party members of the congress working
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committee. rahul gandhi would lead the party in the fourth coming general election scheduled in the next three months and they put on the back burner if he would be the prime ministerial candidate and his mother vetoed the decision for a later date. that is not too strange in the larger picture because the congress party had the general election in the past and never really decided who would be the prime ministerial candidate until every one was voted and would choose somebody from that group. so they have not totally decided that rahul will not be prime minister, they just decided to frame the decision to see what the results of the election will be. and i think that that has been something that they had to explain behind me, i'm here at the state where the big congress party meet is happening right now, all the senior cabinet
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ministers will talk in a one-day meet and explain their decision about how the election will be fought but also how they will fight that policy making scenario to the much wider public and congress at the moment have a reputation and the country having lost major state elections. >> reporter: still to come here on the program, an eye on a future, google comes up with smart contact lenses for diabetics. plus. >> i'm paul reese in moroco where surfing could be wiping out the traditional way of life.
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♪ welcome back, we have news coming in to us from lebanon, there has been a rocket attack in arsol north of the country and getting reports of deaths, some are saying as many as seven and follows the kabul attack yesterday near the syrian border and we will get the latest when we get it. now it's not the first attempt to develop a so-called smart contact lens but tech giant google says it developed a prototype that could change the lives of some of the 350 million diabetics across the world. and we explain. >> up to 8 times a day people with diabetes need to check their blood sugar levels, the needle prick is uncomfortable, the test kit cumbersome and why
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technology and companies are looking for a new way. >> we are testing a smart contact lens we built that measures the glucose measure in tears with a tiny wire chip and a glucose sensor and the prototype looks and feels like a regular contact lens but in it there is a small tip and glucose sensor that allows us to continually monitor tear glucose levels. >> reporter: it monitors sugar levels every second and it can be sent to a smartphone or computer where alerts tell the person if action is needed. the developers are also considering the tiny lights in the lenses which would also alert the werer. it's not the first such project, microsoft has been working on a similar lens announced in 2011. >> and we developed a telemetric contact lens. >> reporter: another smart contact lens is developed by a swiss company and records around the clock data about the eye to help customize the treatment of
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people with glaucoma and the diabetic smart lens is at an early stage of development and likely five years before it's valuable to the public. it does however reflect a growing interest in putting tiny mike chips into medical devices. innovations of the developers hope in time will improve our health. and i'm with al jazeera. >> reporter: a woman issued with a traffic fine for driving while wearing google grasses had her case dismissed. it was dropped on the grounds that there wasn't any proof she was watching tv on the device when she was pulled over in october. google glass is a tongue twister and a tiny computer mounted on the frames of regular glasses. and let's get all the sport now. >> thank you so much. players and officials are celebrating the end of a heat wave that caused controversy in the first week of the australian open and they are criticized for lack of clarity involving the
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extreme heat policy that was only implemented once and china needed medical treatment for heat stroke before being beaten by australia in the first round match and it was past 40 degrees celsius and will drop 20 degrees by saturday. >> it's a lot of physical and be ready. today wasn't as high. i think it was more hot yesterday. so it wasn't as bad today. honestly on the one end i felt it was a cool breeze coming over so that was a good sign. >> reporter: williams was speaking after she eased in the fourth round with a record-breaking win and needed an hour and 20 minutes to beat danielle in straight sets and her 61st victory and the previous mark set by australia margaret court. third seed advances to the
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fourth round for arconsecutive time and beat sharde of france 6-2-7-6-6-2. and massy scored twice in the rain and while one star is back from injury it looks like barcelona will be in another, and namar hobbled off after spraining his ankle and they already led the last 16, 4-0 at the new camp and massy went to the quarter finals by scoring both goals on either side of half time and the second was particularly impressive and the first match, the argentine started since november. baseball star alex rodriguez accepted the fact he won't be playing with the new york yankees in 2014, the 38-year-old is making his first public appliance since failing appeal against a doping suspension and he has been ban for 162 games and was in mexico to open a
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children's physical therapy center and gym. he is intended to sue baseball and the players association he has a positive spin to his enforced season-long lay off. >> translator: i think 2014 will be a year to rest. meantsly, physically prepare myself for the future and begin a new chapter of my life. i have three years left on my contract starting in 2015 and hope to play very well and finish my career in new york. >> reporter: the teams that will compete in this year's superbowl will be decided on sunday and good news for the new england patriots as tom brady returned after missing wednesday due to illness and they are prepared to face manning in the afc championship game. the two future hall of fame quarterback faced each other 14 and brady winning ten and 2-1 record in the post season. >> a great player and great team and one of the best offense in
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history and it means we better be ready to score points because that is what they do best. >> reporter: and the sacramento kings are the first major professional sports franchise to accept bit coins. and bit coins are a dig call or online only currency grown in popularity in the past year beginning on thursday. king's fans can use currency to buy merchandise at the shop and march the 1st customers can purchase tickets online and court side seats are 0.28 bit coins or $257. there are two-stages remaining to decide the daca rally and one of the most grueling races in the world and terry novo was the first to reach el salvador on thursday and followed by over all leader nani, romo and finishing in fourth place. and he was chasing a 12th daca
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rally title narrowed the gap between himself and roma to 5 1/2 minutes. the head of the world of boxing council, jose died at the age of 82 and he was a reknowned promoter and trainer and inducted in the boxing hall of fame in 2006 and served as president of the boxing council since 1975 and introduced rules and regulations designed to protect athlete safety and welfare and included reducing rounds from 15 to 12 and some had been hospitalized in la for a heart condition for several months. the sea provided a living for people on the coast but dwindling catches in the fishing nets caused many to ride a new wave sweeping in their traditional lifestyle and paul reports from the village of tagasit. >> translator: it awaits the village to the daily tasks. thousands of years the work that has sustained life along the
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atlantic coast has beneficiae bg and a different fleet is about to leave the shore. surfing hit it in a big way. in just 14 years since a portagueeze set up camp here this is an international place to go and brought jobs and surfs school had a policy of hiring local instructors and national number one here and the vast majority of riders on the waves are european. and this is adopting to the presence. >> translator: we have tourists here and we have crowds and more because of them, because of them we move forward. our fishing industry can only survive with the help of the entire world. >> reporter: while fishermen here say they are finding fewer
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and fewer fish in their nets, they blame pollution and over fishing in the rest of the world but surfing seems something this village can hold on to. caught between the old and new world the father and son and mohamed is a surfer but their business is struggling and the 8 meter waves that made this a surfers paradise broke 20 of the local fleets boats. >> translator: when i was a child we used to glue together plastic fish crates and surf on those but there is a time to surf and a time to work and now i have to work. >> reporter: surfing does replace fishing as a way of life and people can be sure there is a plenty supply of waves and al jazeera in morocco. >> back to you, thanks for that.
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and to the next few minutes is all about films so we begin with the sun dance festival in the united states and one of the most important festivals for independent film makers and rob reynolds has more from park city, utah. >> about 7,000 directors, actors, film industry professionals and journalists are now descending on the tiny utah ski resort town of park city. it's time for the annual sun dance film festival now in its 30th year. the festival has become one of the most important venues for independent films, films that premiered here and went on to make it big have included beasts of the southern wild which was nominated for an oscar last year and also winters bone in 2010 which launched the career of oscar winning actress jennifer lawrence and altogether there
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will be 117 films feature length films that is and 66 short subjects shown at the festival selected from among 12000 submissions. and there are 57 countries represented here at sun dance. >> reporter: the nominees for hollywood's big awards the oscars have been announced and american hustle is one of to films with ten nominations including best picture and gravity also has ten nominations and sandra bulloch for the race for best actress and behind with nine is 12 years a slave, a film about a free man sold into slavery and awards will be handed out the 2nd of march. the first time an somali actor is nominated for an academy award. it's amazing, isn't it? and he plays a pirate in captain
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phillips and talks about the hijacking of the missed cargo ship in alabama in 2009 and he fled somali when he was 7 years old and now lives in the u.s. >> and people should understand what makes these people do what they do and what is frustrations and motivations to become a pirate and a government. >> reporter: finally this hour memorial service held on friday for hong kong leader run run shore and died at age 107 and he was shaping media culture and brought kung-foo to an audience and we have the report. >> at the main shore studios, studio one behind me has been turned into a make-sift memorial hall and people have been arriving here throughout the day, given run-run's importance to the movie industry and
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obviously the whole movie industry has been turning out today, the makers, the local movie stars have been here in attendance but also given sir run-run is important as a philanthropist mainly in the field of education and political leaders have been turning up and tycoons paying respect and many ordinary people and many senior citizens for example who are from a generation when they grew up with the shore brothers movies and probably saw their first movie in ashore brothers cinema and people are turning up here and very well-known in the movie industry and also television industry and he did found at the age of 60, the local main broadcaster here, bbb and chairman until three years ago. >> reporter: that is a wrap, from me and the entire news hour team, for now, thanks for
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extremely dry weather and stiff winds are fueling a wildfire in california mountains, firefighters may be getting the upper hand on the blaze that already burned hundreds of acres. stunning new revelations about nsa spying on text messages as president obama prepares to announce changes intended to reign in the surveillance agency. [sirens] an attack injuries dozens of protesters in bangkok and open a corruption probe against thailand's prime minister. >> when i left the country it was at gunpoint. >> reporter: one of the lost boys returns to south sudan to make a difference only to find himself swept


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