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ra america at the time times listing on your screen. >> troops on the streets of belgium cities for the first time in decades after a number
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of raids and arrests. we'll have the latest from brussels. [ yelling ] >> offended by the latest charlie hebdo cover protesters fight with police. >> i'm in the netherlands research has discovered a salt-resistant potato that they say could feed millions around the world. >> the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has blasted quite predictcally the predictbly the international crime court. net had a i do not describing icc's move as absurd and per per positivester rouse russ.
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>> by joining the international criminal court earlier this year. the chief prosecutor of the court will investigate limits from june 2014 including the assaults of israel's assault on the gaza strip. >> israel rejects the absurd decision of the icc prosecutor. it is absurd for the icc to ignore international law and agreements under which the palestinians don't have a state. >> and the scrutiny goes both ways. but palestinian officials say they're ready for any investigation by the court. >> we're going to international legality and to that court come what may. >> the memories of last year's war in gaza are still fresh. people are optimistic about this investigation. they say it's too late. >> it's been already due for
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such move, yet it's better than none. >> no charges have been brought up against anyone. >> israel quickly denounced the palestinian move to join the icc with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu saying palestinians have chosen confrontation. and military action is not the only implication. the israeli's government impugntive move was to freeze $127 million tax revenues to the palestinian authority. they also started seeking action through ngos. they've asked to investigate the war crimes committed by palestinian leaders both fattah and hamas. al jazeera. >> joining us now from beirut
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senior fellow at the institute of palestine studies. good to have you with us on this news hour. what is the best that the palestinians can hope to come out of this? >> an entirely depends on the extent to which the palestinians develop a coherent strategy. for internationalization of the question of palestine. and so far we have seen virtual virtually no indication that this is anything more than policies developed on the cuff. i think its important to be very concerned about the direction in which the palestinians are heading. not because they're moving away from oslo, moving away from oslo would be the best thing that could happen to the palestinians but rather because we now have policies that are being developed in almost total isolation from the palestinian political system, from the
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palestinian leadership by one man, namely mahmood abbas. without any clear thinking through of the consequences and the objectives of these policies. >> is he right mahmood abbas having heard all the international support swelling up over the palestinian question of statehood the united nations and the icc having heard that all the last few months is he right to think that international opinion is moving on to his side, or is he misguided? >> well, i would say that international opinion has been moving quite decisively towards palestinians despite the actions and policies of mahmood abbas. there is no strategy by the palestinian leadership to seek to mobilize this increasingly widespread popular support for the palestinians. if you look, for example at the
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recent move for the recent initiative by the palestinians to submit a resolution to the international security council it was a fiasco. the draft was not even submitted to the other members. the margin for error is gigantic, and my fear is what we're see something an incoherent not thought out strategy of nationalization but rather a haphazard making as you go along. >> with those come along side mahmood abbas. as figure head in all this he would have had some advice and support of him would those sitting beside him calculate what the israeli also do with netanyahu saying this is the ultimate folly this decision. israel is in the dark, and he
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suspects isis al-qaeda and hezbollah to follow suit. i'm not sure he expects that but he sounded furious. will that have been built into the calculations. >> i disagree with your premise that they would have sought legal size from palestinian legal specialists. i have not seen any indication that that's been done. as far as netanyahu his statement was a heartfelt plea for continued israeli impunity with its dealings with palestinians and it's absurdity and should be dismissed as such. >> appreciate your time. >> for the first time in 30 years belgium has deployed hundreds of troops to back up police in its cities. they're there to guard several sites among them jewish schools and government buildings. earlier this week belgium security forces took 13 people
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into custody five of whom have been charged in taking part in terrorist activities. europe is on high alert after gunmen killed 12 people in attacks in and around europe earlier this month. >> we will evaluate after the first week. that's one thing. second thing is that it has to be about support of police. it's not getting in place of police but the idea of the deployment now is that the defense will be done so the police can do police work by driving around and making checks and things like that. >> we have more from lee barker in brussels. >> reporter: belgium is in a
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heightened state of alert. they're taking an unusual step of calling in the army. they'll be deployed, and we're already seeing them on the streets of brussels. they're also expected to be on the streets where there is a large jewish population. a dozen raids took place across the country. they say those people were planning attacks on key targets key installations. they have more of its population joining fighters in iraq and syria than any other e.u. country. the fear here is that these people could bring back the fight to the streets of belgium.
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>> one of those involved suspected to be involved in the attacks in paris was given a secret burial. said kouachi said that he traveled to yemen where he met anwaralalal awaki before his death. two french nationals have been arrested in yemen. they say these people have links to al-qaeda. any more? >> reporter: well, david according to the head of the yemeni officials two nationals are expected to have links with al-qaeda but they say there are tens of foreigners as well as hundreds of yemeni nationals. they say the foreigners belong
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to 11 nationalities. arabs, asians, and europeans. they don't know where the arrests were made, and they don't know if there are links in what happened in france. >> when it comes to the kouachi brothers more details are filtering out of one involvement that at least one of them may have had in yemen. >> yes, according to the top intelligence spy he said that cherif kouachi was indeed, in yemen in 2011. he entered yemen from a neighboring country. he didn't stay in that country but other security officials did say that cherif kouachi was smuggleed from oman into yemen. so this is the link to cherif kouachi. however, the officials add that he only stayed for ten days. got some training and went back
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to france for three years. he's shifting any blame that yemen is an exporter of terrorism, and blames the french authorities, if and in particular the french intelligence for failing to squash quash the cowboy kouachi brothers. >> protesters are setting fire in two churches and ripped pages out of the bible. the french embassies warn citizens not to go out. >> they offended our prophet muhammad. that's why we didn't like this.
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this is why we muslims are trying to protest but the state isn't letting us. this is why we're angry today. >> more on protests elsewhere globally. >> reporter: wewe love our prophet. these are chants after charlie hebdo depicted the prophet muhammad on the latest edition of its issue. in pakistan's major cities protests broke out after friday prayer and continued from saturday. lawyers across the country boycott the courts, causing the postponement of 15,000 trials. >> there should be pause on an international level in which these people cannot hurt the feelings of muslims. we do not meddle in other religions, in the same way they should not have a right to say
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anything about our religion. >> reporter: similar protests took place in yemen's capitol sanaa. >> this is a message from the yemeni people. enough insults on our prophet muhammad. if you don't stop mocking our prophet, you will regret it in the future. >> reporter: many demonstrated to express their anger towards charlie hebdo. president aziz showed up in the protest. he did not join political leaders in france in protest against the attacks of charlie hebdo. the syrians seemed to suddenly forget their own misery. seeing something in the cartoons something more important than their lives. the message that muslims are send something that they will no chance they will stand by idlely
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while their sacred icons are being degraded in western media. >> we'll be looking at this, those caught up in the syrian conflict. thousands of palestinians refugees trapped inside yarmouk camp in damascus are desperate. a closer look at how peshmerga against isil allows a metropolis to flourish. and we have the latest from equatorial gui nea. >> increasingly worry the u.n. about palestinian refugee who is are stuck inside yarmouk camp in syria. aid has not been given in six
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weeks because of the fighting there. al jazeera got rare access to the camp, and erica wood has more on the living conditions there. >> reporter: there is no way for them to get in or out. the palestinian refugees who once sought shelter here because of troubles back home are now once again desperate to escape. for more than a year there has been little to no electricity and because of fuel prices generators are a luxury they mostly cannot afford. >> the generator operates but not regularly. my electric generator operates only every other day depending on the circumstances. >> and every time efforts are made to reinstate power, it's cut off again. >> the services department has given huge efforts to give supplies from other cities, but the syrian regime has cut these supplies. >> locals rely on rechargeable batteries, but it's not a dependable source and it's expensive.
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>> we need a a $1.30 every day to recharge the battery. every day we need $1 for the laptop and mobile phone but we don't have jobs. the situation is very bad. >> the u.n. says that there are around 18,000 palestinian refugees living in the yarmouk camp in an area just over two square kilometers. it says 400 food parcels are needed every day to meet the requirements inside. but for months it has not been able to meet those needs. the u.n. a consistently called on all parties to to give access to the camp. so far those calls have been ignored. pictures from last year show the level of starvation and malnutrition in yarmouk. things have not improved and medical supplies still cannot be delivered.
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they are just some of the millions who have suffered from a war that is now almost four years old. erica woods al jazeera. >> now those syrian refugee who is live in the lebanese town say they won't let them leave without special permission. the town has been a security hot spot since fighters who pledged allegiance to isil took over. the army is now back in control but refugees say they're still being punished. we have reports from arsal. >> ibdo is nine years old. he does what he can to help. his small feet crump through the ice. he said that every night his tent is covered in snow. some people complain they don't have enough heat. others say its food. no one has enough clothes. at the edge of the camp the tent
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is cold and damp. he shares one room with nine people. including his mother. >> i live at the highest point in the camp. when the storm hit the wind and the snow blue threw the door, everything got wet. look at the grouped. all of it was frozen. my sycamore and the kids. we can handle it, but they can't handle the cold. all we're asking for is help from anyone. >> there are around 70,000 syrian refugees in arsal. the local population is only 40,000. what makes life even more difficult for syrian refugees here in arsal is that they're not allowed to leave this town. the army has closed it off. it believes there is a security threat from syrian fighters, who are only ten kilometers away on the other side of those hills. these fighters are also holding 25 army and police hostages. they captured five months ago. but syrian refugees say they're
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the ones paying for it. >> honestly, the last five months has been a big prison. you're worried the army will come. there is opportunity oh to work in the rest of lebanon. >> the children are getting sick. the only medical clinic is full of parents worried about how to keep them warm. >> three children have died from the cold. >> the sicknesses we have witnessed from this weather especially with children, are flu, bronchitis pneumonia, sore throats, dehydration diarrhea and several cases of hepatitis due to unsanitary living conditions. >> when the sun comes out and the snow starts to melt it's a chance to clean up, and a chance to warm up before night comes in one of the coldest valleys in lebanon nicole johnston,
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al jazeera. arsal. >> japanese prime minister shin shinzo abe has promised $200 million. he said the money would go to infrastructure and humanitarian assistance. the japanese leader is on a six-day tour of the middle east. fighting has "s" taking place around erbil the autonomous capitol of the kurdish region. when you go inside the city people are enjoying a high level of comfort thanks to the peshmerga there. >> reporter: on the move against isil kurdish peshmerga troops on one of their front lines against the armed group. [ gunfire ] these men are engaged in almost
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daily battles to keep isil away from erbil. [ gunfire ] so far their lives have held. a short drive away is the city of erbil. here people calmly go about their business, almost oblivious to the fighting outside of their city. >> you have the coalition forces. the peshmerga are fighting very professionally. and isil have no ability to attack to be closer. >> with more than 6,000 years of history, erbil is one of the oldest cities in the world. relics from the past next to the city's not dern sky sky scrapers. erbil is experiencing a construction boom. today the city boasts world class hotels and state of the art buildings.
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it's numerous malls are full of designer stores, and where the rich drink expensive coffee and spoke water pipes. >> things have not always been like this. our parents and grandparents faced hardship living under dictatorship and conflict. we're very lucky and hopefully erbil will remain safe from isil. >> and eager to show off a new found wealth. >> this is where many come to buy luxury vehicles. the point they're helping to make is that erbil is on a move economically and a far cry from its past. >> this is good, one monday in carson. the crowd are expensive and also
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valley car finance. >> for now they continue it whether what they hope for one day a capitol for their own country. al jazeera erbil. another iraq. >> in egypt university faculty members could be expelled for participating in campus politics or carrying a weapon. >> one of al jazeera's journalists who has been behind bars in egypt for more than a year now has asked canadian
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prime minister stephen harper to intervene. mohamed fahmy, bader mohammed, and peter greste were accused of broadcasting false news and helping the outlawed muslim brotherhood. the court has ordered a retrial. they have been in jail for 385 days now. in china they are trying to recover bodies from a tugboat that capsized in the yangtze river. at least 22 have died. we have more from beijing. [ sobbing ] >> reporter: as heard as they heard the news that the tugboat had sunk many came to where it happened to wait for news. but their despair soon turned to anger when they felt that not enough was being done. they were frustrated by what they thought was a slow recovery effort. >> what are you doing hire?
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mythere, my family. >> we're here to bring you back. come back home with us. >> state media news reports that 30 vessels were involved in the search and recovery efforts but swift currents hampered the rescue. it wasn't until saturday, two days after the boat sank that rescue teams were able to board the boats. three were pulled to safety 14 hours after the boat capsized when rescue teams managed to cut through the hull. >> we knocked on the boats. we knocked once and he responded once so we could tell that there was somebody on the boat. >> reporter: the survivor told reporters that the boat started to lift and the water rushed in. he surprised by clinging to a
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pump. but the majority on board the boat were not so lucky. there is no indication of what caused the newly built vessel to capsize. it was on the yangtze river when the accident happened. al jazeera. >> still to come on this news hour, a commander of one of the most dangerous armed groups in africa is about to face trial at the international criminal court. also slightly more than a week until greeks are able to vote again. and we have sport and the host australia had aor set become. we'll have details and the rest of sport in just a few minutes. >> when we're behind the wheel >> basically we just don't multi-task as well as we
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>> tuesday. from race relations to foreign policies, terrorism and the economy. >> if this congress wants to help, work with me. >> ali velshi kicks off our special state of the union coverage at 7:00. >> we'll take an in-depth look at our nation's financial future. >> then john seigenthaler breaks down the issues. >> we need to know what's going on in our backyard. >> plus, objective analysis and live reports from across the nation and reaction from around the world. the state of the union address. special coverage begins tuesday, 7:00 eastern. right here on al jazeera america. >> belgium has sent out hundreds of troops on its streets to protect potential targets of terror attacks. including jewish schools and government buildings. this is after a series of
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anti-terror raids and arrests across the country. a number of muslims riot against the latest charlie hebdo edition magazine. three people have been killed in niger and several churches were attack: israeli's prime minister benjamin netanyahu said that the international criminal courts decision to investigate international war crimes is absurd and preposterous. well jeffy nice was the prosecuteor against slobodan mills very much..
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>> what happens no is she conducts an investigation. she looks at available materials and whether somebody else, for example, israel is investigating the matter properly. experience shows that when these big players like america or israel russia, are involved there is a great reluctance on the part of the prosecutor of the icc or there has been in the days of her predecessor to take on the big battalions and delay suddenly becomes the order of the day. now in this case there are many ways in which she could delay making a decision whether to move beyond a preliminary investigation into a formal investigation. she could say yes, israel is investigating. she could say there is not enough evidence, but frankly she should respect the rule of law and she should except that the public generally have had enough of politicians using the courts of their own efforts where they're saying this is a case
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where there is a great of evidence to the effect that this needs to be investigated, she should get on and investigate it. >> the need to pick a particular start date why would that date have been picked? >> well, it seems to me be a bit unfortunate really. it saves hamas or palestinian authorities or fatah being considered with respect to that particular part of the conflict. it might have been rather better for them to put the start date back before that so not only would the court be in possession to investigate both sides but it would be in position to investigate that particular incident. and of course if it investigated that incident and found what many people say that it was not part of an official hamas or
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official or quasi official body, or on the other happened if it found by a court that that particular incident had been caused by one of the palestinians bodies then things would be very different. >> french president françois hollande said that his country is capable of bouncing back from the charlie hebdo attacks. 17 people have as we've been reporting, lost their lives. >> reporter: in france the popularity of charlie hebdo's first edition since the paris attacks appears to know no bounds sold out again despite a precipitate of 7 million. in ordinary times this paper sells 60,000 copies a week.
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president françois hollande was in the south of france on saturday with a message of unity. >> we are one country. one people, one france. in france where there is no distinction between religions believes and sympathies. a france that will entrench those within us. >> meanwhile security remains tight in the french capitol and around the country. some 120,000 police and soldiers are on patrol protecting sensitive sites. and the investigation continues. with france at its highest state of security alert police continue to question a number of people arrested in anticipate terror raids. a week after the unity march that brought more than a million people and 40 world leaders on the streets of paris and image
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of that historic day was hung on the facade of the global museum. in place de la nation, on top of the statute known as triumph of the republic, a man brandishes a pencil above the crowds. >> the channel tunnel should reopen. it was forced to suspend services at the tunnel that runs under the english channel that connects england to france. there were no reported injuries. about 300 asylum seekers were rescued often the coast of italy. they were taken to lampedusa the italian island. more than 160,000 asylum seekers arrived late last year. most of them were from the middle east and north africa.
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people of greece get to vote for their government again. many believe that the left wing party will beat the conservative government. it is leading in every single opinion poll. it's promising voters that it will end the era of austerity. >> reporter: this is the man most people see as greece's prime minister in waiting. his party's key proposal is simple: to free individuals and the state from debt it cannot pay. >> hope is coming to people who suffered to a society pushed to the limits of poverty and despair. now greece is rising on its feet. the logic of fear will fall. >> greece owes an unprecedented $200 billion to banks and tax.
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it wants the eurozone to write off half of its national debt. in short term the party would spend $12 billion a year providing food and healthcare to those who lost their livelihood. >> they would restore greek sovereignty and dignity. it's a powerful message for a society that lost a third of its income. yet greeks are approaching the party with caution. >> swing voters are worried about un that fragile achievement. >> i don't trust them. are we going to wake up the day after the election and find that all of our problems have been solved? i don't think so. >> before the last election,
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there was threats default on the greek debt. >> we have never considered a default. we have always said that the debt serving cannot deprive the country of the value of the resources, which are needed for the social cohesion and growth. now there are many voices in europe that agree with us. recession, high unemployment are not only great problems. >> lingering skepticism about has kept its popularity under 30%, roughly the same of its 2012 election. what makes it a winner now is that leader have tumbleed. al jazeera, northern greece. >> by unfortunate coincidence
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bad weather in the philippines has forced pope francis to cut short his visit to the survivors typhoon haiyan. he held mass for hundreds thousands of filipinos despite the high winds. dominick alwin has been charged with crimes against humanity. >> he's been a wanted man for ten years charged with murder and attacks on civilians among other plans against humanity. he was a rebel leader in the ugandan lourdes resistence army. he was handed over to american and then ugandan forces.
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he was an rebel general that led assaults on 2,000 people and abducted 3,000 others between 2003 and 2002. hehis troops carried out signature punishment rates mutilating victims cutting off their lips and an ears. one of five rla commanders indicted at the international court for crimes against humanity. two others are thought to have been killed in action. >> the fifth person facing icc charges was vincent ausi until he was killed in 2007 for attempted to overthrow kony. according to the u.n. lra
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fighters have killed 100,000 people across five central african countries since the 1980's. they have a track record of kidnapping children over 30 years who have become sex slaves or child soldiers. one of those children, snatched on the way to school in uganda at the age of ten. he is also the only person to be charged by the icc with a crime that he himself has been a victim of enslavement. >> in washington and in the united states people have been out on the streets supporting u.s. police officer. this is because of scrutiny over police-involved killings of armed black men. >> this is the national law enforcement memorial, the organizers. they organized this march in hope, a small modest support.
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but the overriding message is lack of understanding why people are turning against the police. when i asked one of the organizers whether she understood why people were angry, if there was any problem with the rate of young black men being killed in the united states higher than the young white men said they shouldn't do the crime. there is lack of understanding or interest in the debate of police reform here. the main focus is to support police officers and reminding the american public police officers put their lives on the line every day when they go out to serve. >> in a moment we'll meet the chinese doctors who performed the first in surgery stem cells and paralysis and in sport we'll go to buenos aires where this year's dakar rally has
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wrapped up with a middle eastern winner.
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>> now did you expect to see this. the salt resistant potato? that's because the united nations said every single minute the world loses a small but valuable portion of land because there is too much salt going on to it. the farmers are forced to use salty ground water for irrigation, that lowers overall yield. it is the potato, the world's
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third most potato food drop following wheat and rice, they churn out 300 million tons every year. it's an important part in the diet of many people. but it's not easy to grow the crop in all types of soil. there are 250 million farmers worldwide who live on salt-affected land. are you getting the picture? the number is expected to increase as sea levels drive because of climate change. and for many it will be deemed impossible to grow--until now. our science editor went to a dutch island where a team of researchers have developed a spud they say could change their world. >> these are not ordinary potatoes. they're exceptional properties developers say could change the lives of millions of farmers worldwide. >> it has a high growth on salt
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soil. it's sweeter. >> until researchers started looking into it was widely believed that could you not grow potatoes in soils with a salt reading over eight. but if you choose the right variety the amount you grow will drop but still a keep quantity. these are irrigated with a 50/50 mix of fresh and seawater. more than 250 million farmers around the world live on salt-affected soils like these in the netherlands. their choice of crop and yields have largely been limited by the salt levels in the soil. >> everybody thinks that saltwater in a.g. agriculture is
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not a good combination but you can see what we're doing here with the brackish water and you can use saline soils to produce a lot of food. >> it's not just potatoes. they're exploring other crops including carrot, tomatoes and strawberries and they're looking at growing these on mats in salty waters. >> everybody using the data as an international standard, but we found varieties of very many crops will grow much better under salient condition than everybody thinks is possible. >> salt farmers have a test crop of the new potato growing in pakistan, where an estimated 3 million heck hectares are affected by salt. >> this potato hopefully will
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produce next year 12 to 20 tons per hectare, and then it's an kneean enormous jump ahead. >> a positive outcome could well see this new potato assume an inspiring role of feeding the world. >> you learn something every day day. what about sport. >> thank you very much, this year's addition of the african cup of nations has kicked off in equatorial guinea. the hosts have been given two months to prepare due to fears over ebola. it opens with a 1-1 draw. we now go live to bata and andy richardson. now the tournament is well under way, all the concerns of preparation, is everything
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running smoothly? >> it really did. you have to remember that this stadium is used to hosting football games. they co-hosted the 2012 african cup of nationings, and everything went well. we talked a lot about the stadiums and facilities and their readiness. there is a last minute feel about equatorial guinea. they came in in the opening game. unlucky to have a goal ruled out in the second half, after that, they came back into the game and perhaps really could have won the game. an equalizer so 1-1 equatorial guinea did win their game on
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their way to the quarterfinals. they could not quite emulate that. they're comfortbly the lowest ranked side in the tournament. >> what about the second match that is about to kick off now. what are your predictions. >> i think that the two teams that you probably hear, having a pre-training camp in south africa to recapture the mood within the squad. and then that game is about to quick off in just a few minutes.
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>> a quick question, the favorites? who are they? >> i'm sorry sanaa. >> andy, who do you think are the tournament favorites for the african cup of nations? >> well, that's al jazeera. algeria. they're probably the team to look out for. >> live from bata in equatorial guinea. thank you very much for that. >> australia has been denied the top spot at the asian cup. they were beaten 1-0. the goal for the visitors in the 33rd minute. the decision to rest some of their key players backfired, and
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they failed to convert a number of chances throughout the match. chelsea has gone five points clear at the top of the english premier league. they are scoring in the first minute they would wrap up a 5-0 win. manchester united have moved into third beating qpr. after two weeks and 9,000 kilometers the world's toughest off-road motor race dakar rally wraps up. winning it's second title in the bikes spaniard marc coma.
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and al jazeera's andrew simmons has watched all the action in buenos aires. >> the bikes are lining up for the presentation. and you can see on every rider's face utter exhaustion. marc coma, who has won for the fifth time and like the drivers of one of those cars a souped up countryman. and al -attiyah won this rally. not only that, he's an accomplished marksman and won several competitions in that sport and was a bonds medal in 2012 in the olympics. he drove a real comfortable win here and actually wowed the crowds in many areas across the deserts, across the mountains and really with a type of
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driving that well, few people can match now. there are also amateurs in this rally. many complaining they don't have enough sponsorship money an they want more attention to this extraordinary rally. the attrition rate it's huge with only half of the entrance and sub classes managing to get to the finishing line. >> thank you. chinese doctors say they've managed a world first in surgery. they have used stem cells on a paralyzed patient. they had been experimenting on animals for ten years. now the first human the surgery will be closely watched. >> while all operations are
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delicate, there is an added level of pressure when the surgery is a world first. on the table is a patient known only as mr. wang. paralyzed in a car accident two months ago, it's hoped this experimental procedure will one day allow him to walk again. neurosurgeons are placing one of these small tubes called stents in mr. wang's spine. but it's what comes next that is pushing the boundaries of medicine. >> from the first surgery the scar formed and took over the damaged part of the spine. we cut it off entirely, and replaced it for the stent to allow the stem cells to grow. >> these stem controls, it's hoped, will regenerate, and in a way heal the spine. they've been testing it on animals for the past ten years with some success. >> spinal nerves are a bunch of nerves like what we see in a cable, so we decide fibers like a bridge or rail through which
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nerves can crawl over. stem cells can produce issue. >> the stem cell market is a multi billion dollar industry, and this surgery has yet to be scrutinized by the medical community. they're eagle for promote their procedures which watchdogs say are expensive and probably ineffective. they hope to replicate the success seen in poland last year. a man paralyzed by a and a half attack was able to walk again after stems cells from his nose was implanted in his spine. for mr. wang, if recovery happens it will be slow. many will watch closely hoping for the same kind of cure. >> best of luck to them. lauren taylor coming up next. bye bye.
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>> belgium deploys troops to protect streets after stopping a plot to attack police. this is al jazeera live from london. also coming up. churches are torched in niger in the second day of violent protests against charlie hebdo magazine. >> the rules of the icc are clear. >> israel's prime minister blasts the international criminal court's decision to look into possible war crimes in the palestinian