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which side of the fence are you on? borderland, tomorrow at 9 eastern, only on al jazeera america. this is al jazeera. hello. is this the newshour live from london. coming up in the next 60 minutes, rockets hit homes, shops and a market in ukraine, killing 27 people. meanwhile, we look at the heart break of the families forced apart by the continuing conflict in ukraine. zambia's ruling party stays in power with a knife-edge election. as protests take place in yemen, nine people are killed between fighting of tribesmen and houthi
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fighters. >> going to the polls to see about the future without the euro. a community that has already turned its back on the currency. ♪ hello. separatenists eastern ukraine have begun a battle for mariupol. it has seen little fighting so far but if separatists capture the city, it would be a strategic asset giving them access to the sea. from ukraine, charles stratford reports. >> reporter: sirens ring out across the city a walkway of more attacks. this amateur video shows residential apartments their windows blown out across the road from another building in flames. a woman's body lies amidst the rubble. the body after man close by. ukrainian soldiers patrol the streets. there is a lot of damage to residential buildings and to the
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market. they hit the moment when people were buying groceries. you can see the bodies lying over there. >> strainian military says pro-russian rebels launched rocket attacks on the port city of mariupol. it's of great strategic significance of both sides. it lies on the sea and is a major city between russia and russian-annexed crimea. alexander torchanof said the attacks were committed by the russian military. he said the russian president, vladimir putin was responsible. putin said they are the acts of those who issue criminal orders. the days come -- attacks come days after pa withdrawal from donetsk airport after eight months of fighting. separatists took control of this ukrainian military post around 30 kilometers outside of donetsk on thursday and they have continued to launch attacks from northern areas of the city.
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there had been a warning. >> these attacks should perhaps come as no surprise. rebel leader here in donetsk saying he had had enough, putting into place some sort of truce and pulling a multi-pronged attack out of the net that would take in that area including maruipol city. we hear those attending a ceremony for commemoration of those killed in a bus attack that rebel leader said the battle for mariupol has gun. charles stratford, al jazeera. donetsk. the conflict in ukraine has divided the current degree and driven a we know between families. many have been forced to make the tough decision of leaving loved ones behind to keep the rest of their you family say. paul brennan has this report. >> reporter: when elama left her home in donetsk, she thought it might only be for a couple of weeks. nine months on, she and some of her family are now non poland living as refugees.
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>> this shouldn't have started. would he thought it was a salute but when we heard more of shells exploding and machinegun fire we understood it wasn't a salute salute. we left. we took the kids and mom and off we went. >> by contrast her husband enlisted as a fighter in one of the pro-russian militia. neither elana or the children have heard from him for over six months. if he is still alive, she doesn't expect a reunion. since the conflict began, according to official figures, more than 1 million people have fled their homes. in excess of 633,000 are now classed as internally displaced people. nearly 600,000 have fled to neighboring countries. while the rest of the family chose a new life in poland elana's elderly father chose to
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stay, all alone in donetsk. he is staunchly pro-russian. but that doesn't make the family rift any easier to bear. >> translator: no one expected it. everyone fled. i am the only run from the family left. i am at the age where my friends are dead or left and my family is far away and i am here. >> valentine can't afford to telephone his estranged family but i showed him video of them. he was visibly moved. conflict has polarized attitudes in east ukraine, and family ties are difficult to sever. where there is love there is still hope. paul brennan, al jazeera, dondon. >> india presidential elections
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are in. edgar lungu has run. it follows a poll which took plates on tuesday and was marched by several delays. an election was triggered by the death of michael sutar at the age of 77 last year. here are the results which shows what a close race it was. lungu's share was 48.3%, about 808,000 votes. his rival won 780,000 votes, 46.6% share. >> that's the latest from al jazeera's tara mutasa. incredibly tight race in the end. wasn't it? >> reporter: yes, it was. what happened was when the results were announced, edgar lunga, an announcement was made. hundreds ran on to the premises. police tried to push them back. they were ouru overpowered.
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tear gas had to be fired inside the building. everyone then ran out. people were talling all over each other, tear gas in everyone's eyes. coughing and sneezing. police took them on to the streets and there is up and downpandemonium pandemonium. police are finding it hard to rein them in. they are smashing car windows, bang okay people's doors, causing quite a commotion on the street. they say they are happy but the police think it's a security risk. it is very very difficult. the tear gas is all over the air. they are having a hard time celebrating in to tomorrow morning when the inauguration will take place. >> tell me what can we expect for changes in the government. >> reporter: well during at a time campaign lunga has always been saying he is going to stick to the same things as the late president based on con tinuity. he won't change too much.
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he knows he will be in power for 18 months. i think that's probably the safest to build more infrastructure, more schools, hospitals, et cetera look after the needs of the poor. the business community is the mining camp. zambia is the bigsecond biggest copper producer in africa. they say mines are closing. the business community is not very happy about this win. poor people hope it means good news. >> said, lots of people t, a tight race less than 50%. a lot of people who voted don't support him. there is a lot of risk with those people. right now, the police quan taining a rowdy crowd is going to be a big, difficult long night for the police force trying to make sure people behave and don't cause too much destruction. >> thank you very much with the latest from those elections in
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zambia. to yemen now. at least nine people have been killed during fighting between tribesmen and shia houthi fighters north of rada city. elsewhere, tens of thousands of people have protested against the houthis and called for yemen's president to return to power. caroline malone reports. >> chanting against the rebel group that controls the yemeni capitol, thousands of people the largest group yet, made it clear they are against the houthis who's armed men moved in to sanaa in september. >> we are protest to go overthrow the armed malitias and keep them out of the capitol, sanaa. >> reporter: these protest orders don't want the president to the resign. he said on thursday the country was in a political deadlock and he couldn't stay in. it's been four years since protests forced the former president out of.
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people think et cetera involved in the houthi movement. >> young people took to the streets to restore the revolution of february 11th hijacked by the houthis and the former president. >> the between uprising began in the southernty of taze. on saturday 5,000 people protested there against the houthi did. but there are many others who support the rebel group. thousanded marched against their plans. people wished the political agenda. many are suffering four years of unrest. the aid group oxfam warnings 60 million people need humanitarian aid. 10 million people don't have enough food and 850,000 children are malnourished. millions of others have no access to clean water. >> it's over whelming the instability in the country. it will get worse and we may,
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therefore, have a period of a situation on our hands. the enter the national media tend to focus on, the security of the political situation in the country and the 16 million people that are currently in need of humanitarian assistance are going somewhat unnoticed. >> reporter: humanitarian problems grow and politicians still have to work out who is in charge. members of parliament are due to meet on sunday to consider the president's resignation. they need to approve it before it takes effect. caroline malone al jazeera. japan is work to go verify the authenticity of a video said to to show the murder of a japanese hostage. the group threatened to kill the two unless japan made a $200 million randsom. : >> i have no words to express the pain the families are going through. these sorts of terrorist acts of violence are outrageous and
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unforgivable. i feel deep res he wantment and resolutely con dome these acts. i would like to again strongly call for no harm to be done to him and the immediate release. >> 2000 coalition airstrikes against isil and syria and iraq. the group controls large parts of both countries. kurdish peshmerga forces are holding on to to their territory and making gains in the north near the mosul death. february american forces are training iraqi forces despite calls for troops on the ground by some regional leaders. an exclusive report. >> reporter: kurdish peshmerga troops have been winning battles but the war against the islamic state in the lee vant is far from over. air support providedvant is far from over. air support provided commanders say they are not enough.
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they say the slow pace defendant offensive allows isis to regain momentum. over seeing the military operations on the ground the international community needs to engage more he said. this he said would require ground troops because it will take time for iraqi forces to be ready to defeat isil. >> wait until the training is completed, until the force, especially in iraq are coming to a position where they can drive isis out. i believe there has to be a way of training more forces to the ground and not only depend on the airstrikes. >> so you are calling for foreign troops? >> i wouldn't be calling that. i am just saying that that depends upon how quickly those international communities wants to get to i isn't is.
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>> reporter: it has ruled out sending cam at about forces. the iraqi government has made clear it would not welcome foreign forces and that is not the only disagreement it has with the kurdish regional government. some of iraq's arabs see the kurdish advances on the ground as part of a plan to carve out more territory for their autonomous region. barazani the son of the kurdish president of the kurdish-controlled north. he did say the future iraqi state will have to be different. >> i hope the structure is based upon federalism and a kind of unity, maybe confederation would probably be best to address this existing problem. >> the peshmerga are fighting a costly battle against a better-equipped opponent. they have criticized the decision to exclude them from this week's coalition meeting london. at that gathering, the iraqi government asked for more military support. the peshmerga want the same thing, but the difference is
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they are ready to accept foreign soldiers on the ground. zana hodr al jazeera, northern iraq. >> about 100 u.s. soldiers will head to the middle east to train syrian rebels fighting against isil. turkey qatar and saudi arabia have offered to host. they say kurd kish forces control about 70% of kolbane near turkey's border, was close to falling to isil during the mid middle of last year. they have been pushed back by kurdish forces and u.s.-led airstrikes. still ahead, brazil takes desperate mows user as the worst drought in doke aldz triggers a water crisis. >> a scottish literary treasurer. drama in the english fa cup with some of the biggest teams become mere spectators. roby will tell us why later.
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>> eight lebanese shoulders killed in fighting near the syrian board other friday soldiers died during an attack by syrians in the town of raspaldi along the poorous border with syria. fighters linked to the nusra front frustrate in that area. >> a female protester has been killed by police in egypt's capitol, cairo. from the leftist popular party was hit with birdshot. security officials say they have arrested 11 penal d demonstrators were marking the eve of the january 25th revolution in 2011. al jazeera continues to demand the release of our three colleagues who have now been imprisoned in egypt for 392 days. they were falsely accused of help, the outlawed miss lim borrowerhood charges they deny. an appeals court has ordered a
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retrial. world leaders and dignitaries have been arriving in ryhad to express con dole answers of abdullah. carol tan reports. >> reporter: >> the dignititary came to pay respects to a leader who died and the half brother who took his place. in keeping with tradition, there was no formal swearing in ceremony. king salman promises corporate group newty. it was during the funeral that regional heads of state from qatar, ba rain and kuwait and others were able to meet the man who now leads one of the gulf's richest and most influential nations. shortly after svenlding at a time -- ascending the throne the new king said he would maintain the same policies as his predecessors. >> we are going to continue with the approach of father king abdullah aziz who built the
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face and is followed by his sons. we are going to continue to implement the qaran and the appropriate muhammad into his legislation. >> it was to set the king of assess his crown principle mufrin is the immediate successor. king salman appointed his deputy as deputy crown principle second in line to the throne. he is the first grandson of saudi arabia's founder to be named as future heir, a powerful figure behind saudi policies. >> he was enter minister and is an expert on counter terrorism. and i think that's a signal that the kingdom under king salman is going to be very focused on internal security and regional security. >> and the region is in transition. king salman's reign begins
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against a backdrop of a war in syria, turmoil in yemen. all issues of concern to saudi arabia, long seen as a pillar of stability in the arab world. gerald tan, al jazeera. >> sunday greeks will go to the polls to decide who they want to put in charge of their country and struggling economy. these are the key contenders. from the from the far left wanting to renegotiate greece's debt and end hated aust tearty measures. this is the main rival, anthon e sumaras, the new democracy party. he is continued to keep greece in the eurozone. a september he are left party called the river formed by a t.v. journalists, priorities to keep disagrees in the euro zone. golden dawn is condemned by critics as being a neo nazi.
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his anti-immigration policies have gained support during the painful recession. these are the parties who could ultimately decide who runs greece. there may have to be a coalition deal with one or all. from athens barnaby phillips reports. >> reporter: it's a tour of athens by foot but these people haven't come to see ancient ruins but modern der elect buildings in destution. well qualified to you describe the economist crisis unemployed and worried he will soon lose his apartment: >> it's not only the people you see in the paper box to sleep. i am homeless also because i owe very many rent did of my house, you know. so, i live with a fear athat every day, they knock on the door and say, okay. go out. >> reporter: some parts of
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central athens look very sad these days. but the decay and the decline which you see around me doesn't tell the whole story of the greek economy during the crisis because at the same time in recent years, many young entrepreneurs have been busy setting up new businesses. and for them the crisis is actually an opportunity. these women launched a luxury liner beach towel in 2012 at the height of the crisis. it has nots' been easy to borrow money but at least rents are cheap, and they hope customers from these lean years will stick with them when better times return. >> the young generation and, of course, ourselves, have to be optimistic. we have to be optimistic because we are entrepreneurs and we need to focus on our idea give it energy and help it grow. >> outside the finance ministry another group of women fight to go make a living it but there
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is much less optimism. these office cleaners were laid off in 2013. they have been protesting ever since. despina tells me the economy and unemployment are getting worse despite what the official statistics say. by a dprepts industrial area we find communists campaigning for votes. not many greeks are convinced by them, but take a look at the empty fact occurs nearby. they explain why greeks are going in to these elections desperate for change. barn bephillips al jazeera, athens. >> live to bresuls. we will speak to an economist, head of the organization the european movement in the u.k. thanks for joining us. tell me: is your forecast that may they will win and if this they do decisively enough to take charge of the government? >> the polls have shown it
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remains in the lead. the question is whether they will be able to have enough votes to form a government on their own. the greek electoral system is a particular one. the government party that tops the polls can form a government thanks to a 50 seats boost they get at the end of the count. if syria manages to get to the to of the polls, it's very likely they will have the majority. the question is whether or not majority will be big enough for them to push forward with a proposals they have pushed forward. you see the party, itself is quite fragmented between different fractions. they would need a comfortable majority. >> are they actually from thet from saying if they get into power nelled withdraw from the euro zone? >> reporter: ? >> no. they have softened the rhetoric considerably over the last few months mainly because they realize they are very close to
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power. it'sedes to say whatever you want when you are in a position. so, the sup pigs is they want greece to be part of the euro union to keep hold of the euro but demand significant obligation of the debt obligation and the imf. the question is whether greece's partners are prepared to en dung them in that endeavor. >> and what's the likelihood of that? we know that germany isn't particularly keen on any more concessions as they mute see it to grease snvp how much is it they would get at positive response from the partners as you recall? >> i think it's quite unlikely they will go as far as they have promised. there is alternates of will within the european union and the eurozone to keep greece within the single currency. germany and other partners have said there is some room for accomodation. but i don't think they are prepared to move forward to debt forgiveness at the scale that
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they are demanding. if we reach ourselves in this situation where a compromise is impossible to be found, the question is whether syria will push ahead, default on debt and, as a result force greece out of the euro zone without the unpredictible circumstances that might bring. >> what about the role of the ecb in this? we have had this idea there would be quantative easing. i know it doesn't necessarily apply to agrees. how does that play into the debate that's going on at the moment and what happens going forward after these elections? >> you see it's cruces here greek banks cannot survive without the pipeline provided by the ece. if the country finds itself outside of the euro zone t would no longer have the protection of this global central bank which has now provided a lot of financial support. as you correctly pointed out,
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the current quantative easing program doesn't apply to greece and it is another karat at the end of a long stick. if the greeks are prepared to do what it takes, help is there. we should not under estimate the severity of the situations we are in. once the 10 million greeks have made decisions in the poll we will find ourselves in the crossroads with special circumstances for greece and the euro zone. it's very possible that at a time unthinkable might happen. >> thank you very much for your analysis on the greek election. thank you. please in the spanish north african enclave have arrested two pairs of brothers suspected today belonging to a group officers breaking down doors on g down doors on
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saturday. >> still to come here on al jazeera, the u.s. president on his way to india. we will tell you why it's an important trip at a crucial time. back on track. how foreign investment is breathing new life into nigh year i can't's rail network. yanukovych's campaign for 5th open title is on track. action from melbourne is coming up in sport.
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>> al jazeera america presents a breakthrough television event. borderland. six strangers. >> let's just send them back to mexico. >> experience illegal immigration up close and personal. >> it's overwhelming to see this many people that have perished. >> lost lives are relived. >> all of these people shouldn't be dead. >> will there differences bring them together or tear them apart? >> the only way to find out is to see it yourselves. >> which side of the fence are you on? borderland, tomorrow at 9 eastern, only on al jazeera america. one the top stories here on al jazeera, separatists have begun a battle for mariupol in eastern ukraine. it follows a rocket attack on a market and residential areas that killed at least 27 people. in zambia edgar lunga has won
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an election in a tight rates. his share of the vote was only one % larger than his main rival. tens of thousands have been protesting against houthi rebels. the biggest demonstration against the group who have taken control of the capitol, sanaa. president barack obama is on his way to india for a 3-day visit. relations have been strained in the recent years. al jazeera's white house correspond he want patty:hane examines what's at stake and what both be countries want. >> reporter: as barack obama leaves for india, it will be a trip of first, attending national day. and the first time india has asked a u.s. president to the be a guest as they celebrate republican day, as the approximately and prime minister modi watch the military hard braid by, hope it will result in
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nor work for, including for u.s. contractors. >> the momentum has not been there. a moment um not only from a strategic standpoint but from an economic and commercial standpoint. >> the obama administration has long put the focus on india. his very first state honor held inhon of modi's predecessor. the promise of increased trade has fbt' panned out. the obama administration is hoping modi can change that. one priority prior to changing indian laws that would make it easier for obama companies to build nuclear power plants that would help with the other u.s. priority get can india to take steps to xh combat climate change. the u.s. is downplaying foichlt. >> there is no chance india will strike a bargain similar to what china did. it is too far behind china to
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commit to such target did. >> reporter: the addobama administration is aware this could be interpreted as more than a three-day visit. they insist he isn't picking sides between india and pakistan because president obama has never been to pakistan and in another first, he is the is first u.s. president to the visit india twice while in office patty col hane al jazeera, al jazeera execute has been sdpepd newspaper new delly has officials work to ensure pompomts safety. >> reporter: an unpress deathed blanket of security is covering india's capitol new delly during the president's new visit. this is because security officials are telling us there is a higher perception of security risk in the coming days. now, authorities have been purposefully vague about their arrangements, but we understand that american as well as indian security forces are going to be sploid deployed. we understand around 1600
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american security forces including members of the cia as well as the navy seals and the secret service will be on the ground on the indian side we are expecting around 90,000 members of the para military forces as well as delhi police to be employed in delhi. this is central delhi, where president obama, the first lady and india's prime minister modi are going to watch monday's republic day parade. there is seven layers of security cover that we expect to see around this particular area. authorities are telling us that snippers will also be placed in high-rise buildings surrounding the area. they say cctv cameras, more of them in fact have been installed along this road and they will it be closely monitored by both u.s. and indian security officials. so e will be brat security plans underway and it is because the
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last thing the sxwinl government wants is for anything to go wrong during the president's three-day visit to india. >> barack's obama's visit is likely to give fresh energy to the country's strategic partnership with india. since the year 2000, india's investment in the u.s. has grown from about $300 million to 9 billion while u.s. investment in india has risen to $28,000,000,000, more than $2 million and both are countering the rise of china in the asia-pacific reason. live from washington, d.c. is sudan duma an author and journalist who writes about asian affairs. thank you for being with us. tell me: how significant is this trip in terms of repairing a relation that hasn't always been that comfortable between the two countries. >> it's an extremely significant trip. i would say that it marks the symbolic end of the kind of
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anti-americanism that you have had running through indian foreign policy. when you have on monday morning obama shoulder to shoulder with narinda modi presiding over the national parade that really sort of opens a new chapter in the u.s./india relationship. >> why has it been fragile in the past? >> i think, actually for the last 15 years or so, the relationship has been improving. the u.s. and india have been driven together by shared interests but it's been fragile because on both sides, realities have not lived up to expectations. from the indian side there has been an overhang of form erb policies and from the u.s. side there has been appear sense that india has failed to deliver on its promises. >> what about the concern that india has about the relationship
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with pakistan? >> that is a concern. i don't think that that's a dominant concern right now. india would like the u.s. to press pakistan more. india laz a terrorism problem. as you know the shadow of the mumbai attacks hangs over indian public life. certainly, that has been an issue. i would say it's much less of an issue than before in particular because the obama administration has gone some way removing the hyphen between india and pakistan. >> what about new leadership? has that been a part of improving the? it's interesting modi is not necessarily the kind of leader obama would get on to but he seems to. is that fair? >> absolutely lauren. i would say, in fact that is the single biggest thing that has changed in the past year. india has elected modi. he has been elected with the big
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event majority that we have seen of any indian government since the 1994 election. so, it's been 30 years. >> gives you him room to be decisive and he has decided that the united states is going to be a keep partner, both in terms of economic development and in terms of military modernization. so to modi's credit he has reached out to obama. to obama's credit he has reciprocated. the ideas an the naernling we see have really been coming mostly from the indian side we mentioned growth in trade between the two nations. is that something going to be a big part of these current run of talks? >> the india/u.s. trade is much more than it used to be. it's about $100,000,000,000 but it's an it's annemic if you compare it to say, u.s. china trade. so transition great potential for a deeper trade relationship.
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>> okay. thank you very much indeed for your analysis. >> thank you for having me. >> >>. >> opposition supporters have been protesting against food shortages in venzuela since deadly item protests last year. more from the venzuelan capitol, karakas. >> this has been dubbed the march of the empty pots and pans answer a clear reference to the chronic shortages that have forced venzuelans waiting in queues waiting to buy chicken to meat to medicine. flanked by other members of the opposition, the government has been denounced as a dictatedorship and try to be show the unity is now a reality. but given the magnitude of venzuela's economic and political crisis and the plummeting popularity of the socialist president, this first
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opposition protest called in more than six months has been disappointing in terms of turnout to say the least. when i asked here why, some said that it was because people were too busy queueing for chicken and toilet paper. others recognize after years of unsuccessful attempts to force out first president hugo chares and now his successor, there is a kind of protest fatigue among the opposition. >> we need to reawaken hope among our people. we can't let venzuela turn into another cuba says this protester. opposition leaders know they have their work did you tell out for them if they are to real estate massive discontent into widespread support. not just out here on the streets but especially during upcoming legislative elections here in venzuela. >> brazil's worst drought in more than eighty years has triggered what officials are calling a water crisis. as rivers run dry, so too, do the income streams flowing into businesses and farms.
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rob mathison reports. >> reporter: the bed of brazil's bedebia river is cracked and burn. waffle levels plunge. >> we are experience, the worst water crisis since the recording of the water levels began. >> the reservoir in sao paolo provides water to the north. rationing hasn't been introduced even those parts of the country have only vital reserves left. >> the value available is the depth volume a strategic reserve. it won't be enough for the end of the year. it's absolutely you know events the measures be taken right now. they can't be postponed. >> in ao paolo are being charged if they use a lot of water. they are given discounts if they use less. industries and agriculture are being limited in the amount of woman they get directly from
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rivers. >> if we don't receive the water truck and we don't have water, the factory has to stop. our machines only work with the cold system and it only works if we have cold water. >> there was a water shortage for several days. today, there was no electricity. the drought means hydro electric power plans have bail enough water to separateoperate. brazil is having to import electricity from argentineargentina. critics say authorities didn't want to react fast enough because they didn't want to alarm people ahead of an election. they incest there is enough water in other reservoirs to avoid rationing for another six months. rob mathson, al jazeera. indonesian crews will try to sunday to recover the fuselage after their first attempt on the satisfied failed. it managed to bring four more boys after the surface almost a month after the plane crashed. authorities say they are
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bringing in extra balloons which they will attach to the fuselage to raise it from the sea bed. >> scotland is this weekend celebrating robert burns. the scottish national party who's support continues to grow despite losing an independence refer endendum last year. a report from the dundee. >> burns night, a celebration of scotland's most famous poet and his homage immediately madeto from a sheep's stomach. never mind if outsiders find it hard to understand as this scottish national party burns supper they are more interested in public opinion within scotland. >> the hagis. >> and it is more positive than ever before. >> i think it just a natural progression. the 19th century was the era of the great nation states.
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the 20th century saw allotted of them in the 20 two 1st century. >> the burns supper is in dundee one of only two scottish cities which voted for independence in last september's referendum. their argument lost. scotland remains within the union. for how much longer? when the nationalists are now so popular? >> since they lost the refer endum last september, support for the scottish nationalists has risen and risen and risen again. if the polls stay as they are at the moment they will win almost every single parliamentary seat in scotland in national elections in may. that would make them the third biggest political party in the whole of the u.k. and give them the most extraordinary leverage over the parts in westminster which fought tooth and nail to deny them their dream of an independent scotland. yet all of those people who voted for independence did so on the assumption that
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scotland'swealth would be built on oil trading at more than $100 a barrel just four month on and the price is halves. >> there is no way we can pay for public services and all of these things in scotland based upon that instability. you can't run a country just on that one comemodity. i think voters will realize that that will economic tradeability has gone. it's shot to pieces. >> independents are wrong. our case for independence was never predicated on the price of oil. >> that's a bonus for the scottish economy. >> the value of oil to scotland became the central economic issue during the refer endsum. how striking then that the halving of its value hasn't affected opinion here at all, which seems increasingly certain in scotland ability to stand up for itself. laurence lee, al jazeera, dundee. how film makes makers are looking for small screens to
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make a make a big impact. in sport, ivory coast fights off an extra exit from the sfroon kurp of nations. more shortly.
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. >> the sundance film festival is underway in the u.s. for independent film workers seeking recognition of their work. rob reynolds. >> the streets of this old west town are full of film makers and producers hoping their independent movies will be hits.
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increasingly the sign of success is not top building on a cinema marquis. orlando online video on demand and high quality television networks are competing fierce lee with the traditional film release. last year was the worst for ticket sales in north america in 20 years. >> i think it's only going one direction. i mean i think that when you have a generation of consumers conditioned to get things when they want how they want, that the industry is going to have to figure out a way to make that work. >> i felt something was not right. >> a dark comedy called "transparent" by the online retailer amazon won this year's golden globes award for the series the first time it went to a share that never aired on a traditional t.v. channel. amazon has signed woodyad allep to write and direct its next series. >> there is no longer that stigma that television is a
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lesser quality product than film. you have had, you know, a lot of a-list actors as well as film makers being willing to and even having sort of a certain. cache. >> sony's film "the interview" is said to have led north korea to hack the company's computer system with draft russ results. but the steward yoi may have stumbled onto a new distribution by introducing "the interview" olbermann. it took in $15 million in sales and often relationships in the first weekend. video on demand is a life line for independent films. the vast majority of people who wind up seeing the 123 pictures at sundance this year will watchom. >> that's gore film makers and film oafficianado. >> unless you live in a major market a sometimes you don't get the opportunity to see them you know if you don't have the local art house theatre. certainly, that's a great avenue for these more moderately you
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know budgeted movies and smaller noefz have this alternative release option. >> for a consumers, it's not just a matter of wider choice and more convenience. it's also a question of costs. a family of four will often spend $50 or more on a trip to their local multi-plex. for a bit more they can enjoy an entire year's worth of films online wut leaving their living room. rob reynolds park city, utah. >> all of the latest intort robin adams. >> thank you. the fa cup, we will get to that in a moment. first to the cup of nations with 2012 finalists. spoiling the party for marley and ambitions of reaching the quarterfinals. the eagle made the start but shrop slotting home the goal mali seemed to be in full control until three minutes from time when the other side ref
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uveae their hopes. strulling to make it 1-1 while the other group between cameroon and guinea finished 1-1, even steven in the group. all four teams have played to two points-all at the moment. live at the africa cup of nations in he can "torial again e now. could it be anyone's for the taking four 1-1 draws were finding out just who will make it through into the quarrel finals the last game between cameroon and again knee messed a hat fill. what it means is that with those results fshths in a final two group games, we have two more 1-1 draws, then who progressed into the quarrel fields would be decided by the drawing of lots. let's hope it doesn't quite come down to that.
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as to guinea when you consider all of the issues they faced in qualifying just to get into this tournament guinea one of the countries most affected by the ebola virus, it meants that they were unable to play any of their home matches during qualifying in their own country, ended up playing those games in morocco, somewhat ironically. morocco, of course he dropped out of hosting and now they got here against the odds. if they can get a result against mali in the final game they will be through to the last date. back for the final round of games, we have an african block bufrter between the ivory coast and cameroon. >> it is going to be interesting stuff. i want to turn your attention to group a because it takes center stage on sunday and hosts he can qua torial begin knee up against gabon. a must-win for both teams. wouldn't you say? >> it is. another tight group. we go over to the mainland now
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for that game. there was some trouble before equator guinea's last home game. a lot of fans turning up quite late for the game. it wasn't helped by the fact that it was a week day, the kickoff was at 5:00 p.m., a lot of people coming straight from work. tlment a lot of frustration around the turnstyles because all of the supporters are being given hand sanitizer. >> that's one of the policies here to try to prevent any possible spread of ebola. at a time meant there was a lot of frustration get into the stadium. fans were throwingstones at the police. the police were responding with smoke bombs, pepper spray, water canon and tomorrow we can expect even more fans to be there. g goba g gabon co-host. there will be plenty of equatorial guinea fans. on the pitch, gabon in a better position. but equatorial guinea the
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hosts, they must win if they are to stay alive in this cup of nations. >> all right. interesting times, andy richardson live at the cup of nations. thank you very much for that update. in england several big name club casualties. manchester city out. swansee topped them. chelsea squandered a two-lead and stan forbid bridge four goals to win 4-2. bradford reached the fourth round of the competition for the first time in eighteen years, the voishth sweeter in light of the jose morino's comments before the game lose to go bradford would be a disgrace. so with the game and with the results, i could find space to feel happy for thisem. i am honest. i am happy for them. but by another side i feel
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ashamed. it i think the plays should feel the same as i feel. one of the clubs that have been knocked out, lost 3-1 to blackburn and somehow managed to finish with nine men. manchester's city with a score there. hampton suffering a 3-2 defeat to crystal palace in bolton they earned themselves a replay with liverpool after that game finished goalless. spain's big three are all in action this saturday in the spanish la liga. real madrid grand a 2-1 win. a victory at a cost >> cristiano ronaldo was sent off a centuriedstraight red carpented clear at the moment continues to go keep pressure on the spawn issue league leaders barca,
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with messi netting 2. athletico madrid beating 3-1, two games on the go now. it's goalless in both of them djokovic is fourth round, the fourth time champion overcame a nervous start but managed to seal the first set at a tie break after an hour. he ran away with the next match or the next 2, 7-6, defending champion svanika 16. 6-4, 62, and 64. a first grand slam in melbourne after beating rafael nadal. serie a williams survived a scare to book her place. the 18 time grand slam champion dropped the first set against st set against
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svelina. >> robinson with the brooklyn dodgers we want on to have a 19-year career with the cubs. he was an all star and twice named the most valuable player the presidential medal of freedom. with that, it's bag to laushen in london. >> robin, thanks very much indeed. a quick reminder, catch up with the sport and all of the news on our website. the address of that is >> that's it for me for this news hour. we will be back with a full round-up of the day's news in a couple of minutes. thanks very much for watching.
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very few people get up in evil. what evil can i do today? >> he wrote the epic novel, a song of fire and ice, the basis for the hbo series "game of thrones" now in its fourth season, george r.r. martin is working fotin issue the series. >> there are days i wonder if i bit off more than i could chew. did it have dotcoms? >> his characters are often consumed with power struggles making them blind to the greater