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was saying... >> crack in the system announcer: this is al jazeera. welcome to the newshour coming up in the next 60 minutes - the u.s. says it's deeply disappointed by the decision to delay nigeria's presidential elections and issues a call for calm. a security summit gets under way in munich. iran's nuclear programme and the fight against i.s.i.l. top the agenda. >> the u.n. envoy to yemen - houthi leadership defends its decision to take over the
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country and red carpet - take a look look - the closest bafta contest in years u.s. criticizes nigeria's decision to postpone presidential and legislative elections scheduled for next week secretary of state john kerry issued a statement saying he was deeply disappointed saying: the country's electoral commission said the polls would be held six weeks later than planned because of security concerns. we have this report from the nigeria capital, abuja. >> the head of the nigerian
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electoral commission said he was ready and able to conduct the security poll. they could not guarantee the safety of voters particularly in areas affected by boko haram. >> if the election materials cannot be guaranteed the life of innocent men and women, as well as prospects for free fair credible elections will be in danger. consequently the commission decided to schedule that. the national elections ie presidential and national assembly are now to hold on march 28, 2015 people have been protesting against delays outside the electoral commission headquarters in abuja for days. millions of voters are eager for elections to take place. president jonathan goodluck is
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facing challenge from the opposition main candidate. >> that man said one year ago, to draw a timetable for election should not be able to sit on the eve of election to postpone it. >> at the same time nigeria and four neighbours announced plans to deploy a force of 8,700 to fight boko haram in the north-east. it's part of a plan to bring security to the region, a plan that may allow the elections to go ahead. it failed to defeat in five years, some ask how they'll do it in six weeks, and whether there's another motive behind the delay. >> the voters will lose confidence in the process, and believe that it is a result of the pressure scared of defeat the elections, and so if that party has its way, to shift the
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goalpost to the end of march, then they may manipulate the result. >> under the constitution elections must take place by the april. there's a chance they could be moved again. >> some civil society organizations are calling for the resignation of the election bofs and the postponement of the security chief let's get more from lagos, the stronghold of the country's main opposition party. mohammed, give us an idea of what the reaction has been news of postponement of the election? >> well the reactions have been swift and angry, with the - in opposition party, the a.p.c. of president jonathan goodluck's pain opponent calling it
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provocative. this is a very conscientious thing, and many nigerians say there's foul play in the election issue. it's not clear at the moment whether it's going to favour president jonathan goodluck or his main rival. >> calls now for elections to take place in six weeks. this is because of security concerns. is that enough time to get the security situation under control? >> well it's been six years since they have been going on in many parts of the nigeria. it used to affect veil edges and small -- villages and small towns, it's affecting entire states in borno and north-eastern nigeria. now, what many here are saying
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is if it can take the military six weeks to deal with it. 10 months to return nearly 280. these are some of the questions nigeria are asking now. they are saying yes, 8,700 troops in the region to fight boko haram, and original forces. at the time forces claimed to have sent more than 30,000 troops. they are saying. what would 700 troops do. >> so many questions. thank you, mohammed adow reporting for us from lagos leaders, diplomats and security experts from around the world are in munich final day of a security summit. it's tehran's nuclear programme
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that is topping the agenda. iran's foreign agenda holding talks. the u.s. threatened new sanctions. it missed on raining in the nuclear programme. they have said they are a nuclear liability. >> sanctions are a liability. you need to get rid of them if you want a solution. unless they come to the realisation that sanctions are a liability and they need to be it's a solution. that's the single most important. i think we have made good head way. >> standing by at the conference in munich. the foreign minister there, in the country, be removed before progress could be made.
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>> well we actually - john kerry talked to the podium and we haven't heard him mentioning iran. we know that there has been some conversations on the side line the latest early this morning, sunday. we don't know the details of what was said during the meeting between john kerry and the iranian foreign minister. but he said iran is doing the utmost to reassure and stressed on the word reassure that the programme is only for civilian turps, had no -- civilian purposes had no military purposes. the sanctions most be lifted because it's not hurting just the iranian people but the global economy. there are deadlines looming. one at the end of march which is a deadline to find a political solution which for years now, and the second
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one is by the end of - where all technical issues must be solved. these are important deadlines, and especially if the president promised and pledged to the iranian people that he would bring an end to the issue, certainly is an increased momentum. there's talk of further meetings, apart from what we heard from the iranian foreign ministry the other side is keeping tight lipped. >> stay with us i wanted to come back to you on another point, and that is the fight against the islamic state of iraq and levant, the u.s. is leading an international group in air strikes against the group in iraq and syria, we take a look at their efforts so far. >> reporter: the u.s. started the bombing against i.s.i.l. in
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iraq in august 2014. since then it conducted more than 1,000 air strikes, carrying out 80% of all air raids. last august peshmerga forces broke the siege of mt sinjar where tense of thousands of yazidi fled massacres. strikes helped kurdish and iraqi forces retake mosul dam. i.s.i.l. took control of the city of mosul and france and britain joined the air campaignment other countries are austria, belgium, canada denmark and the netherlands. in neighbouring syria and the u.s. the united arab emirates jordan and qatar took part in air raids. in september the u.s. coalition targeted 12 oil refineries in syria, a key source of money for i.s.i.l. and i.s.i.l. fighters have been in retreat from
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strategic downs on the border of turkey. in the last few weeks, following the killing of a jordanian pilot, king abdullah sent more planes to hit groups following a more relentless war agates the group. >> now back to zeina khodr. i.s.i.l. has been grabbing headlines around the world. we have seen nadim outlining the efforts against the group. what is expected to come out of the summit on i.s.i.l.? >> well i.s.i.l. ordered the spread south in munich it is the focus of all the talks today. john kerry was at the podium a short while ago. he showed up describing the effort against i.s.i.l. tlds been more than 2,000 air strikes, according to a fifth of the territories under i.s.i.l. control has been retaken. he said that the problem is not just i.s.i.l. or nabil al-dahab,
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as he calls it meaning the arabic acronym in the middle east to describe the group. he said that the world is facing global criminal anarchy, and that that has to be tackled from all sides. let's listen to what the secretary of state had to say. >> as daesch retreats to syria we'll continue the fight. we'll put pressure on the bashar al-assad regime because there's no need for a brutal dictate yore. the fight against final extremists will not be decided on the battlefield. we have to remain deeply committed to this fight, and those who are not committed need to commit to this fight. we need to be unrelenting. >> also the secretary of state said that the fight against i.s.i.l. or daesch cannot be
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done only militarily there has to be economical reforms, and a framework for anyone who is trying to join that fight, to dissuade them. he stressed that this was a long fight, a global fight, and that the north atlantic alliance was at the forefront of that fight. we heard from the german foreign minister and he said that he favoured military support to kurdish peshmerga, that coming in the form of weapons, and he said that germany was willing though provide training to the iraqi army. and the fight against i.s.i.l. >> thank you. >> speaking to us from the global security summit in munich more on the newshour - including from border to buffer
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zone. calling for help from europe to secure the eastern frontier. and we are in bangladesh where some like this are crippled by a month long transport crisis. and ahead of the much-anticipated african cup of nations final - security details coming up this hour. to yemen, where houthi rebels are defiant after staging a coup on friday announcing themselves as the new leaders. in a rare appearance houthi leader, addressed followers, that this was a revolution. houthis said the president's decision to step down create a power vacuum.
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>> translation: this moves comes to address the vacuum through other forces. some political forces and collaborators within and outside yemen fail to understand that the yemeni were adamant to achieve a lawful demand. >> we'll final out what is happening more from a yemeni based in sanaa. have the houthis given an indication that they may be willing to work with opposition factions. >> under the conditions that there were negotiations the opposition parties, or the actions in general, they did not agree with the houthi style of negotiations that they did not reach a deal. it was believed that anyone that did not experience this.
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the houthis are in control. to be honest with you, nationwide the houthis are being - having a lot of hard time. the only area to control. they were four houthis killed. it was the last week. at least 42 killed. so there's clashes, resistance. but again, it's not there. >> we have seen process against the cool and seen people arresting against the houthi takeover give us an idea of what it is like under houthi rule. >> very quiet right now, but again, the houthis - they even
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threatened - you need the outlet. talks negatively. it will be closed and the editors imprisoned. the houthis are thinking back to when rites from limited. it was not as tense as it was today. they will guess what they want if there's no effort to stop them. if you want to make a revolution in the same way that happened in iran. they were saying that the houthis want to be the next and i used to say he wants to be the next he wants to be the next comany, a leader and not a follower of another leader. >> how can we know now that the
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u.n. special envoy to kamal is back in yemen. do you think that the houthis would be willing to speak to him, and perhaps reach out to the international community as well? >> again, he has failed on numerous occasions to succeed in anything. the dialogue which resulted in nothing. officials who were involved told me that those two weeks are the last two of negotiation, and mostly would be a waste of time. not taken seriously. this is what happens. in hours, this is a small portion, because [ inaudible ]
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..or the opposition party. a stronghold party needs to be if he wants to be taken seriously. >> thank you for your insight a television station in turkey is broadcasting a leaked conversation involving egyptian president abdul fatah al-sisi. reportedly it took place after the coup that removed former president mohamed mursi from power. abdul fatah al-sisi is heard telling the head of his office to ask other states for money, and made remarks in relation to the qatari royal family and gulf countries referred to as half states. states. . >> tell them we need 10 into the act. what did i say. >> 10.
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i need another 10 were united emirates and from kuwait. a small portion. [ laughs ] why are you laughing? their money is like ice. the recording was obtained and brought out by a pro-muslim brotherhood station in turkey. the brotherhood was taken from power following the 2011 revolution. a military coup pushed them out and they've been labelled as a terrorist organization. we'll talk to a professor of political science at united arab emirates university and joins us now on the line from dubai. thank you very much for being with us. given that this tape was
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broadcast on a tv station, given that general abdul fatah al-sisi declared them an organization would you question the authenticity of it? >> the authenticity of it make. it is not a question of it. these kinds of leaks. there are plenty of them around there and there. i don't think if the intention of leaking this private conversation is still causing harm to the egyptian gulf state's relationship. i don't think it will make a difference this is a relationship we are having with egypt these days. >> abdul fatah al-sisi is seemingly a popular president. do you see the leaked tape affecting his reputation within egypt? >> no oath so.
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we have seen so many of this over the last few years, sense we came into power. i think it's the performance rather than the private conversation, and i think hence, you know people will look at this and laugh at this. and some would probably as you said mite doubt their authenticity specially with the muslim brotherhood. a desperate group that would like do anything to harm this man, and try to find out what he is doing at the moment. he is heard making disparaging remarks about the gulf countries, and you don't think this would affect qatar and egypt and the gulf countries, how would you describe the ties - one of trust and one of suspicion? >> we have heard from wikileaks,
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and there's so much conversation and private conversation and people just laugh about them and policies government relations i don't think the gulf egypt relationship will be impacted in any way or shape. it could make a few people here and there unhappy. i - you know the gulf - they have a lot of interest in it. the egyptians have a strong relationship with the gulf. it will not be harmed one way tore the other. >> thank you now, russia's president vladimir putin and his ukranian
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counterprosecutors are to discuss a proposal in a 4-way telephone conversation. they'll be on the line coming after visiting moscow discussing a peace plan to halt the conflict. the diplomatic push comes as the u.s. wages whether or not to supply arms. as world leaders scramble to find a solution prorebels are gaining more territory. they stepped up their shelling against ukraine and are getting ready for assaults. charles stratford is in the donetsk region with this report. >> reporter: the army used to be in control here. the fighters self-proclaimed army says even if a truce is declared, they will never retreat. >> translation: we need to keep the position because there's a
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large contingent of enemies. there were many ukraine soldiers here but we defeated them. >> reporter: the fighters say they are preparing to push to where ukranian soldiers are. the separatist took control a few days ago, and are busy consolidating their position. fighters and soldiers - they say they'll take this dead ukranian soldier away. the separatist and ukranian military exchanged dead and prisoners increasingly regularly now. on the walls of this room hang pictures which children drew to the port of the ukranian army. they are stacked outside among the destruction. >> translation: we didn't
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capture the land. this is our land. >> reporter: there are few living here now. it's not known how many were killed in the fighting as is frequently the case in the war. it is the old, the most reluntant to leave. >> i prefer to stay here because i don't want to be a burden for anyone. i want to live and die here. >> the very buildings unscathed by the conflict. burnt out shells stray dogs. the occasional returned to salvage them. it's estimated separatist fighters captured hundreds of square kilometres of land failing the september peace deal. no matter what the truce offers there is no sign of abatement. >> time for the weather, and
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let's check in with richard. there's bad whether across the balkans. >> yes, they've had bad weather recently. here in southern albania. 2-3mm is the total for the months so far. that is more than double what you'd expecting doctor -- during the month of february the the result of the rain you see across the region you see real problems taking rain. all the bad weather systems coming through the mediterranean, we'll see a train, and see the systems from the north, bringing in cold air behind them. it could be snow across much of the balkan region. this is fairly active. driving across central parts of europe. we have rain ahead of it. not to the same extent as in recent days. there'll be a respite, but the
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snow looks like it will develop and as it moves on towards the south, through into the balkans region. then we'll see it fall away. it was well below what it should be. a maximum. should be about 14 this time of the year. by that stage, four. >> thank you. and to come on the newshour an economic setback for the chinese economy as new figures show imports and exports are flowing. plus how a cluster of h.i.v. and aids cases fall in this village - how it scarce the medical centers, overwhelmed. >> and the german champions bid for the first bid of the year. farah will be here with more.
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you are watching the al jazeera newshour. nigeria postpones elections - the u.s. are disappointed. it has been delayed due to security concerns. the u.n. envoy is back in sanaa to hold negotiations with different political groups. the leader of the houthi most in yemen descended, staging a coup calling it a revolution. they blamed the president for
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stepping down creating a power vacuum. >> the houthi programme is top of the agenda for the final day. the foreign minister warned the u.s. against new sanction back to the stop story, and the postponement of the nigerian election due to security fears. it is based in the north-east where boko haram has been making gains. some areas are practically encircled. along one of the roads is an area where boko haram kidnapped 200 girls, in chibok. and also a neighbouring city of
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damaturu is in danger. we'll go live to london to michael. he's at the school of oriental and african studies. thank you for being with us. these polls are supposedly postponed due to security concerns. what can the nigerian government to in relation to the fighting? >> well i mean essentially boko haram will not go away quietly, let's say it gets worse before it gets better. the good news is that we have chadian, nigerian and cameroonian troops who joined the joint task force to do with boko haram, and we have seen in the last couple of weeks the successes that they have. we know definitely that boko haram will be defeated. we announced six weeks, it's only in the first instance
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because really according to constitution when the country is at war, the president decides that it isn't up to six months to be given, before it goes back to normal. >> does that mean the country is it the war. has president jonathan goodluck declared war against boko haram? >> not - not publicly officially, but i would say that the country is at war with boko haram, because of what is going on and the situation concerns deteriorated enough for the security intelligence and the commission to postpone the election. so the country is at war. >> sorry to interrupt you, but we are running out of time. i want to take up that point about postpone of course that it was used to impede democratic process. do you believe the delay is to
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buy jonathan goodluck more time to garner support, perhaps? >> not exactly. i think the delay works better for nigeria, (a), because it gives time for people without voting yards to acquire voting cards. nigeria has a registration policy. at the moment they have registered, this represents 52% of voters of 18 and above. >> it gives more time for people to go register to vote. in the long run, this is better. >> michael, thank you for your conversation. live from london at the school of oriental and african studies. activists say 14 have died in daara province in syria.
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they were killed in fighting with the army. two civilians and shelling by the government. more now on the fight against i.s.i.l. and the united arab emirates. a jordanian official said the jets will be used against the islamic state. part of the u.s.-led coalition against i.s.i.l. the u.a.e. suspended its involvement, the captured pilot. >> the turkey's foreign minister stopped the flow of foreign fighters. many have been reportedly used the route to cross into syria and iraq to join i.s.i.l. bernard smith reports. >> reporter: at the border crossing turkish troops are trying to stop armed groups fighting in the syrian war.
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among them the kurdish separatists and rebels from the army and the islamic state of iraq and levant. now the military says i.s.i.l. is heading this way, after being pushed out of kobane. just kilometres north of aleppo an i.s.i.l. target. >> if there's another outburst of refugees at the border it will put turkey in a difficult position. do they turp them away. they can't take them in they have nowhere to put them. we need support and help from the european union. but in its eagerness to fall turkey has been accused of ignoring the flow of foreign fighters crossing into syria to join i.s.i.l. turkey says they have porous borders. on the other side is syria. we heard the sound of fighting. turkey has become a giant buffer zone preventing the fallout from
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syria's civil war reaching europe taking in refugees trying to stop foreign fighters getting through. there's a feeling in government here that the europeans recognise the unithiccal matters. turkey stepped up scrutiny of passengers arriving from overseas. partly because of pressure from the e.u. and the u.s. partly because it mite lead to its own security. in order to eradicate this it should have acted quicker. we are talking about damage. turkey also has a history in 2003. we have bombings in istanbul from people who have gone and been radical in afghanistan. you would have thought the turkish authorities would have learnt from that. people do come back. the mistakes the policy of
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denial comes back to haunt you. >> incoming passengers that fit a profile, like these four men, are taken for questioning. turkey has deported more than 1,000. according to the institute for dialogue there's more than 3,000 foreigners fighting in syria and iraq. >> at least three people have been killed after a bus was attacked. a bomb was thrown at a vehicle crowded with people. 30 were injured. that was the latest in a string of attacks fuelled by a transportation strike called by the main opposition party last month, as reported the unrest is now hurting the country. >> reporter: this has been here for some time.
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there are no trucks willing to deport it. >> translation: over the past month i have not been able to shift any of my raw hide. i have about 250,000 square feet. it's worse for me and the employees. >> reporter: other businesses are being hurt by the blockades and general strikes by the national party, which wants to force the prime minister to resign and call the elections. >> it's rush hour and it is almost completely vacant at the toll booth. by many accounts the traffic coming through the flyovers is less than 50% of what it usually is. according to some of the employees you talk to it's closer to 10 to 20% the normal
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traffic. there were several attacks, including this on a bus. civilians have been killed or injured. the government army league party targets and creates an atmosphere of fear. >> translation: when we go on germ streaks, we used to go to the bus openers, the workers, small business owners. we went to the general public and said we are protesting against the government. will you join us. >> what is the opposition doing now? a bomb is thrown in the middle of the night, killing passengers opposition activists do not. this person lives in fear of being attacked. a year although al jazeera spoke to his wife. one of thousands of activists in gaol. he was freed but is in hiding.
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>> translation: after i was released maybe i got past the four walls of the prison but then all of bangladesh was a prison. >> reporter: the government of the prime minister refused to stand with the opposition. they were blamed for the recent violence. back at the factory they hope the blockade domes answered soon -- comes to an end soon so he can sell the raw hide. until there's a political agreement, it will continue environmentalists say an oil spill near the galapagos islands is a catastrophe. an ecuadorian vessel ran aground and leaked for than 5,000 litres of oil. it is threatening the delicate eco system famous for the giant tortoises and rare bird.
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a report from china shows they posted a record-high service. a sharp slump in demand could prove a headache for the government. here is why. exports slid 3.3% compared to last year. it's the worst performance since the peak of the crisis. imports fell the post. declining 19.9% earlier. the spirit of h.i.v. in a remote cambodian area has prompted calls for a clampdown on rural medical practices. a botched treatment by a registered doctor is the cause. rob mcbride spoke to some of the victims in the north-west of cambodia. >> reporter: in this village of rocca, people are scared. >> translation: the deputy
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village chief was one of the first to test positive for h.i.v. along with his wife and two of their children. >> translation: we have h.i.v. the rest of the villages were afraid. one after another more cases were confirmed. >> reporter: the local medical center finds itself treating well over 200 sufferers, with more being diagnosed. >> translation: we got really worried. more and more began to test positive. we know the impact it has on the community. investigations identified dirty needles from the registered doctor from the possible cause. he was arrested. this is a big set back in tackling h.i.v. aids. it held back cutting the cheapest rate by more than half in the past 15 years, well on its way to achieving the
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ultimate goal of stopping the spread of the violence completely. there are demands for the authority to crack down especially in rural areas. we do not have any evidence of such things in other parts of the country. and they are considering conducting other studies. >> reporter: back in the village, we are told the names of uncles aunts and cousins diagnosed. 16 in total, after an extended family of 50. we know many other people in the village would get tested because they feared the discrimination if they test point of view. those that have the virus who may have described a regime of antiviral drugs from young and old alike. >> for me it's painful.
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i can accept it i'm old. but the children. how do they go to school and have a family how do they face a life without a cure. >> reporter: as cambodia deals with the implication, its impact here will be felt for a lifetime. however long that may be coming up on al jazeera - we have all the sports news. it's one of the toughest and coldest event. we head to the yukon in for north africa where athletes are preparing for an ultra marathon lasting up to 10 days.
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time for sport with farah. >> thank you. it's a fight between two dominant teams in african football. football. ghana's semifinal win on thursday, they were escorted to the training ground by police. they are 4-times champions but have not won the african cup of nations since 1982. the ivory coast have gone 23 years without success. >> it's a final with two very good teams. two very strong country in africa. seems a long time.
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we know it won't be easy it's like all the final, i think. >> we'll try to do our best. we'll try, as we saw it before. we want to do it on the pitch. this group of player those they know how to fight. so we can be proud of the team. >> democratic republic of congo - they are third after beating host equatorial guinea neither could break the deadlock. there was a shoot-out. d.r.c. won 4-2. the match went ahead despite the violence that occurred during equatorial guinea's loss to ghana. >> translation: it's not a golden time to play tomorrow. it's true that we have not reached the stage since 1998. some are no longer with us
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there in backeena faso. >> football and fans returned after violence scenes. many hospitalized. there was increased security. added security checkpoints, fans for example. fears that they may end up on the pitch. only 1,000 fans made it to the game. there were no problems for the police and security personnel. also was the f.i.f.a. president, seth blatter and his african counterpart, blaming the media for the violence. >> translation: the press always traumatised - particularly the western press. when something bad happens in europe, it's an error, when it happens in africa they talk
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about corruption. it's irrelevant. it's a football match. the question from the media here. >> reporter: the attention shifts to the venue for the african cup of nations final. ghana's stars have not lifted the turf in 23 years, and it's been stronger for ghana. 55,000 are expected. there'll be increased security there as well munich claimed a first win, the champions bouncing back from a loss to wolfsburg by beating stutt guard. a goal scored in the 2-0 win. bayern hold an 8-point lead at the top. >> the new england patriots are the toast of boston after a
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super bowl victory. they leant support to their hockey team. packed players step outside before the bruins match against the new york islanders. and participated in a ceremonial puck drop. not each a goal was scored before players were at it. in the third it was tied up 1 apiece. lou eriksson scored the device if goal a ninth victory for his team in 12 games. sunday 100 men and women begin a gruelling series of races on foot mountain bike and cross-country skis. across the northern yukon territory. competitors will face temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees. and through the wilderness. the distance is 690km, taking
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many days. we asked how human being prepare for the endeavour. >> minus 30 degrees on a winter's day. in the early '20s they fit and regularly ran marathons. this couple is on their honeymoon. >> we go together the first 100 miles holding hands and enjoying the romans of it. sleeping in a sleeping bag. >> scared a little bit. but looking forward as well here. it will be nice experience. >> reporter: that's your house? >> yes. >> the sleds carry food shelter and safety gear to help describe
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unimaginable extremes of cold and endurance. the real enemy is within. >> i know if i'm let down i can be fittest. if your head let's you down there's no way you can keep going. >> as we head north the wind blows in the face. >> reporter: this woman teaches a survival experience for racers that have not been in the cold forwards and the burden of being alone at night in deep winter. >> the fitness takes you there. if you make a poor decision or you get too tired, you start to let the demons in your brain react and people start to misjudge. >> it's a race yes, but safety is everything. organizers make sure people overrite equipment and put first timers through the mandatory training. >> a final test before the race begins. first timers lighting stoves
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pitching tents and making a final. all those things that people do to stay alive. >> they'll carry satellite devices to call for help. the key is to be self sufficient so they won't do. >> for their safety and for us. we have crew out there. i want to be able to say that they can handle it. >> reporter: this is what it comes down to surviving in the dark arctic nights somehow, whether on foot skis or mountain bike. one of the most gruelling athletic events in the world. now, much more sport on the website. for all the latest check out there's blogs and videos from our correspondents. that's it from me for now. back to you thank you.
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now, stars of the big screen are about to hit the red carpet in london for the biggest awards in film. the baftas taking place two weeks before the academy awards in hollywood, and often show who is on course for oscar glory. phil lavelle takes us through the contenders. >> reporter: we are well into the award season. golden globes down baftas n. there are 24 categories everything from sound to animation, but, of course there are some that get more attention than others. first of all, we'll start off with best director. tight this year. wes anderson for "grand bhuta pest hotel." and the favourite aledge and roe gonzalez for "birdman." >> movie reel: who is this guy?
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>> he used to be birdman. >> you wrote this adap tigs. >> yes. >> reporter: next up best actor, ray fines, jake gelin hall birdman's michael keaton and eddy red main and benedict bum ber batch, who took golden globe. >> movie reel: why do you demo that? >> the universe is expanding. if you reverse time... >> and best actress. reece wither spoon, ros rosalind pike amy adams. felicity jones, julian more the favourite, a dead skirt. best actress - in "still alice" >> movie reel: where is it. >> at the theatre.
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>> can you spell that... >> it's not like we'll forget then there is the big one, best picture. strong competitors. "the imitation game" "the theory of everything" "the grand budapest hotel" and "boyhood." any one is a strong contender. this could take the best picture at the baftas and oscars. >> movie reel: let's see your point. let it happen more naturally. that's what you're saying. that's what we'll do starting now. >> reporter: and so the nomination the red carpet is ready. this is described as one of the tightest bafta contests in years. not long to go until we find out who the big winners are here we'll be watching. stay with us we have another full bulletin of news for you with darren jordan.
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