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>> hello, welcome to the news hour from doha. iran's supreme leader may endorse a nuclear deal as world leaders discuss how to get talks back on track. >> new hope for a peace plan to help resolve the conflict in eastern ukraine. nigeria postpones elections. we'll hear from the opposition
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candidate and president good luck jonathan's campaign. >> ewe look at hopesfuls in what's described as the closest contest in years in bafta. >> we begin in munich, germany where world leaders have been holding talks on key international security issues. sunday's meetingings focused on the fight against islamic state of iraq and the levant, as well as iran's nuclear program. iran's foreign minister and the u.s. secretary of state held talks on the sidelines of the conference. some u.s. lawmakers have threatened new sanctions if a marsh deadline with iran is not met. iran's supreme leader insisted in a no deal is better than a bad deal. >> i support the progress of the
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nuclear negotiations and if a good deal is reached, i would agree with that and believe that the iranian nation would not oppose on agreement in which its dignity and interests are respected. >> what does this mean as far as what we can look forward to rewarding iran? >> what it means we still don't know, as you said, yes u secretary of state john kerry and iranian foreign minister held two unannounced meetings in three days, however but none of them actually revealed when they made the public statements if any substantial progress was made when it comes to reaching an agreement on iran's nuclear program with that deadline of marsh 30 looming and coming very quickly. >> on the final day of the munich security conference, a
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temporary shift in focus. from talks about the conflict in ukraine, delegates addressed iran's nuclear program and the impasse in negotiations. the countries foreign minister stressed that it is now time to reach a deal, but pushed a key demand. >> sanctions are a liability. you need to get rid of them if you want a solution, and unless particularly some politicians unless they come to the realization that sanctions are a liability and need to be lifted, we will not have a solution, so that's the single most important issue, but i think we have made good headway in resolving even that. >> also discussed was the upheaval across the middle east with the former u.n. secretary general taking the stage. >> if they think that their ideology will restore the muslim world to greatness, on the
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contrary history teaches us that closed societies dictate. open societies prosper. >> piss comments followed the iraq foreign minister calling on nation to say help fight the advance of isil, known in arabic as daish. >> we in iraq are facing a formidable and new terror generation, which is not only threatening iraq, it is threatening the region, it is threatening the whole world at the moment. as far as i know, we are the only country that have armies on the ground fighting daish. >> the three day conference brings together some of the world's most influential political players. in the hall ways and behind closed doors it's been a flurry of diplomatic activity with delegates pushing for solutions to some of today's motor pressing security issues. >> what are they going to do
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about isil? >> they said that the airstrikes will continue, however, john kerry said it clearly that that would not be enough. there has to be a more comprehensive approach to that issue and that comprehensive approach will go through education, through places of worship, will go about bringing economic and political reform. i have to say that condemnation of the assad regime has been quite muted except for perhaps u.s. senator john mccain. he said it's impossible to have airstrikes against isil positions in syria when three villages three times over the assad regime is striking at the syrians with barrel bombs. unless both of them go hand-in-hand and the assad regime is pressured into stop that go, then the problem of isil will be very difficult to contain. >> jordan is getting more help in its fight against the islamic
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state of iraq and the levant. the u.k. is reportedly sending troops to help amman in its campaign against the armed group. this comes after the united arab emirates said it would send a squadron of f16 fighters jets. the commander of the jordanian royal air force said the country launched 19 strikes and is intense filing its fight against isil. it said? civilians were killed or homes destroyed with that the strikes focused on isil's leadership, particularly abu bakr al-baghdadi. jordan said it marked the beginning of jordan's war against isil. the coalition that conducted 155 missions jordan said they have destroyed 20% of isil's combat ape bites and killed seven house fighters.
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>> we targeted garcons where they sleep and eat and successfully destroyed more than 19 targets. after that, the war against daish is going to continue. we are determined to achieve the objectives of this war and not only to degrade daish capabilities, we are going to destroy daish and that is the aim, and we are definitely going to achieve it. >> a refired jordanian general said the attack has been well planned. >> it's not an emotional retaliation or something like that. it's been studied very well and they attacked the isil target and they inflicted some damage on them. the whole campaign, i could comment on that is too slow,
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doing too little, very con strained sort of thing. we need to open up, we need to increase the assault like 600 800 assaults per day. air power can play a significant role can destroy dash, but because isil has really been covering a very big area in syria and iraq, so you need really the air power to handle no this, the response of air power the quickest reaction for it. jordan needs the logistic support, the spare parts she needs airplanes she asks even for, you know, vehicles, but we didn't get the predator and didn't get it because of the bureaucracy of the u.s. state department or pentagon or congress. they can inflict a lot of damage on the role of signature strike
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or personality strike against their leadership. we need such airplane and need a high logistic support to carry on with our mission. >> iraqi forces are taking control of the beiji town, near the oil refinery. iraqi forces took control of the town from isil last november. >> india's prime minister could be facing his first election loss. >> australia's prime minister fights to stay in the top job facing a confidence vote from his colleagues. >> kickoff a few hours away as ghana and the ivory coast contest the final of the africa cup of nations.
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>> the u.s. says nigeria's decision to postpone presidential and legislatei elections is deeply disappointing. the vote was supposed to happen next week but now delayed by six weeks due to security concerns. opposition parties also are criticizing the decision. >> it's a decision arrived at after long deliberationses. when he finally came to announce it the chairman of the commission had this to say about the decision to postpone elections due to security concerns. >> the agency calls for protection for personnel and materials as well as elections or observers the commission is not likely waived by the advice. >> the reaction was swift and
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angry. all progressives congress called the decision provocative. people protested for days against delaying the vote outside the electoral commission headquarters. >> that man said one year ago to draw a time table for election should not be allowed to sit on the eve of the election to postpone it. >> they will lose confidence in the process because definitely, they will believe -- comes from a party that is scared of defeat in elections so if that party has its way to shift the goal post toward the end of the match, then the party will have his way in manipulating the results. >> at the same time, nigeria and four neighboring countries announced plans to deploy a force of more than eight thus 700 to fight the group boko haram in the northeast. it's part of a plan to bring
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security to the region, a plan that the government says will allow the election to go ahead. nigeria's security forces have struggled to defeat boko haram for the past five years. many nigerians are skeptical that the situation in the country's north can be changed in just six weeks. >> so they can accomplish this in six weeks. why didn't they do it up to building time, if it is true that they can deal with this situation? did they allow it to happen deliberate leso that innocent people continue to be killed? is that what they are telling the world? the chiefs of the various tribal chiefs i think they should honorably resign. >> under the constitution, elections must take place by the end of april. many pin their hopes on that it won't be moved again. al jazeera nigeria. >> the lead of the main opposition party a former
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general spoke to al jazeera saying the reason given by the electoral commission to delay the poll seems i am implausible. >> >> a detailed brief of activities was given from 2011, the last general election until then and they clearly said object or he said that they are ready to hold the election if the same military cannot secure it in six years how can web sure that they can secure those 14 local governments in six
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weeks? >> let's hear from the rule party live, the spokesman for the current president, goodluck jonathan. the response has been in many camps negative to this delay the opposition leader saying blames it on security reasons is iimplausible. what is your response? >> most nigerians feel a sense of disappointment, we were ready to go. the reality on the ground is that we must take very seriously the concerns of the military and our security agencies. i think the right and proper thing is to put the lives and safety of nigerians before you do anything else. if you don't have life and property secure, you can't have a free and fair election. there were cause for concern over security for these elections. by and large, we welcome the
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courage displayed in asking for six more weeks or so -- >> excuse me, why didn't the government and military sort this out beforehand, knowing these elections were coming up? boko haram hasn't been defeated in five years now the message seems to be that union be able to tackle them in six weeks' time. >> that's a misconception of the analysis that was given. what they told us was that the military needed to deploy a large amount of troops to the war front. we are a country that's at civil war, by the way. >> i'm sorry why didn't you do that before? >> let me put it to you like this. perhaps with a new initiative on in conjunction with chad, niger and so fort, the initiative only kicked off. they need to push troops into that area. when we have elections in
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nigeria within the tradition is for the military to assess the police in securing the whole country. what they are saying is that given this initiative that's about to take place they needed alleges more time in order to do what they had to do and come back to assist in the elections. i think that's the right and proper thing to do, given the circumstances. >> ok, and i believe good luck jonathan well i should imagine that he's breathe ago sigh of relief because it's pretty close, these elections and there is as strong possibility some say that he could be defeated. >> look, listen, i think this premise that you seem to have that we are somehow frightened of elections and jonathan is scared of an election is false. we are ready to go, however, we are a nation that is guided by laws we're also a nation that takes very seriously the concept of life and property. we need to protect our people. if, for example we proceeded with the election and people were slaughtered because the military could not protect, you
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would have been criticizing us for this. speaking about the army not being able to do the job in five years, when he was head of state, he didn't buy one bullet for the military. we will win the election. >> good to get your thoughts, thank you very much. >> india's prime minister could face his first election defeat since coming to power. exit polls show the ruling party is trailing behind the anti corruption party in delhi's state election. we have more from new delhi. >> most opinions pole show the common man party will win with a majority final results are expected on tuesday. there's oh two ways of looking at the projected numbers here. on the one hand, a symbolic loss for the ruling party which has
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until now many suggest ridden a wave following last year's land slight election victory. on the other hand, vindication for india's newest political party that it has now got perhaps the number that needs to governor the state of deli a w. a majority and perhaps a platform to look at things to come to the party in terms of its development in indian politics. you've got to also mention the congress party. it's been a big dominant part of indian politics for about a century now but it looks like it's been absolutely annihilated in this election, so it will be interesting to see where one of india's biggest and most historic parties goes from here, as well. >> to yemen where the leaders have rejected the houthi's take over power. officials denounced the coup on friday and they moved to set up a presidential council and transitional government. people have been protests the
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takeover for the third straight day. they want the houthis to release the president from house arrest. u.n. secretary ban ki-moon is calling for his return to power. >> the situation is very seriously deteriorating with the houthis taking power and making this government a vacuum in power. there must be restoration of legitimacy of president had. >>. we have addressed this throughout the security council and initiatives. >> a television station in turkey broadcast a leaked conversation involving egyptian president al sisi. it reportedly took place just after the coup that removed former president mohamed morsi from power. in the tape, al sisi is heard telling the head of his office
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to ask gulf states for money. the conversation also makes insulting remarks towards the qatar oil family and gulf countries, referred to as half states. >> listen, tell them we need 10 to get deposited into the army's account. so what did i say? >> 10 in the army's account. >> when i win the election, we will invest this money in the state. we also need 10 from the united arab emirates and 10 from kuwait. we need to save the small portion in the central bank to get its accounts settled until 2014. why are you laughing? >> they will faint. >> their money is like rice. >> the recording was obtained and broadcast by pro muslim brotherhood station. it was elected in power in egypt
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following the 2011 revolution. protests and a military coup forced them out and it is now labeled a terrorist organization. >> al jazeera continues to demand the release of its journalists mohamed fahmy and baher mohammed. they along with peter greste were accused of reporting false news and supporting the outlawed muslim brother hood, charges they and we deny. a retrial is scheduled for thursday. peter is now home in australia after spending 400 days in yale. >> many in tunisia are searching for jobs and a better life. the change is damaging close knit communities. in our series, depopulation.
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we report. >> for almost all her children's live, has she been both a mother and father figure. her tunisian husband stayed in france even after they married. they facebook and skype but only see him once a year. she doesn't want to educate her children in france, so her family will continue living separate lives. >> he wishes he could find work here. if there were jobs here and a good salary, because our needs have increased then of course it would be better for all of us if he could come back. >> this is why there's no work here this desert region has a harsh, dry climate. there is as lack of water and facilities and no fourism. >> immigration in the area is nothing new. people started to move to tunisia's coastal citied and then went to places likeable
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injury i can't. most of the people of this town today ever ended up in france. >> many of the these areas were built by france. >> tunisian authorities and people in our town must educate our next generation and give them a sense of our subtle really a religious and social letter taj so people connect with their roots. otherwise, why would people who go to paris want to come back? >> this association connects people here with france. those abroad used to send money home to wives and children but for the first time, entire families are joining relatives overseas. >> we are a group of associations ringing the alarm bells. one of our goals is to bring
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these problems and takers to the surface. >> the town's population has halved in the last 30 years. during the winter, people wait for their relatives to return briefly in the summer. they say this town is losing its people and its spirit. they can only hope one day it will come back to life. >> al jazeera southern tunisia. >> the spread of h.i.v. in villages has called for a clamp down. in september hundreds of people tested positive for the virus after an unregistered doctor used botched treatments. we spoke to some of the victims in northwest cambodia. >> in the village people are scared. the deputy village chief was one of the first to test positive
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for h.i.v., along with his wife and two of their children. >> after confirmed we had h.i.v. the rest of the villagers were very afraid. they got tested, too and one after another more cases were confirmed. >> the local medical center now finds itself treating well over 200 sufferers with still more being diagnosed. >> we got really worried when more and more people began testing positive. we know the impact this will have on the community. >> investigations quickly identified dirty needles from an unregistered doctor as the probable cause. he has been arrested and is awaiting trial. >> this episode is a big setback for com bowed i can't in tackling h.i.v.-aids. it's held up as a model cutting its 2% infection rate by half, well on its way to achieves its goal of stopping the spread of
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the virus completely by 2020. >> it has prompted demands for the authorities to crack down on poor medical standards especially in rural areas. >> as of now we do not have any evidence of other things in other parts of the country. >> in the village uncles, aunts and cousins have been diagnosed in this family. 16 in totally, out of an extended family of 50. >> we know many others in the village who won't get tested, because they fear the discrimination if they test positive. >> those who have the virus like this family, have been prescribed a strict regime of antiretro environmental drugs for young and old alike. >> for me, very painful but i can accept it, because i'm old
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but the role pain is for my children. how can they go through school, how can they face a life without a cure? >> as cambodia deals with the wider implications, its impact here will be felt for a lifetime however long that may be. rob mcbride, al jazeera cambodia. >> still ahead in the program: >> in mexico city, how the government is having to send doctors of pregnant teenagers home because the girls put their lives at risk because they don't seek medical help until the day they give birth. >> it is one of the toughest and coldest events in the world athletes are preparing for an ultra marathon lasting up to 10 days.
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the west as long ago it takes the country's interests in account. this comes as talks unmining nick discuss getting the talks back on track. the u.s. is reportedly sending troops to help amman in it's campaign against islamic state of iraq and the levant. this follows the united emirates decision to send a squadron of f16 fighter jets. >> nigeria's made opposition party has criticized the countries electoral commission for delaying presidential elections over security concerns. the u.s. described the decision to postpone the vote by six weeks as deeply disappointing. >> the leaders of france, germany, russia and ukraine will meet to discuss ways to end the conflict in eastern ukraine. it made the agreement after a phone conference sunday.
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pro-russian separatists also expected to attended the talks in belarus. talk us through this phone call, rory. >> earlier on sunday, it was the same group of people who had met here in moscow on friday night that's vladimir putin, angela merkel and pet hole, also petro poroshenko was involved in the phone call, the ukraine president. then discussed the various things they talked about here on friday and also how they are going to move things forward. there does seem to abagreeing amount of hope in the capital city that is have an increase in the crisis. the talks in minsk on wednesday are going to be a big deal. they might well be quite substancive. that was the impression given in moscow at least where the
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foreign minister here said he thought important decisions were going to be taken on wednesday in minsk. vladimir putin seems to be keeping hug cards close to his chest, not committing fully to these talks. we can hear comments he made earlier in sochi on sunday now. >> conversation with colleagues from kiev, berlin and paris in the so-called normandy format has just ended. we agreed that we will try to otherwise a meeting in the same format between heads of states and governments in minsk. we hope to meet on wednesday if by then we have managed to agree to some positions we have been discussing intensively in recent days. >> what he was saying there was that if certain arrangements haven't been agreed, certain positions haven't been agreed, then maybe these talks won't happen. clearly there are details that need to be hashed out.
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that is going to take place over the next few days, so in berlin monday there will be a meeting of various deputy foreign ministers, and then in minsk on tuesday, there will be a meeting of the contacts group. this includes the osce and donetsk people's relineup and the luhansk people's republic. >> it's interesting that they are all talking there's a low level of enthusiasm now. what do they have to work with? was there anything they could salvage from the last minsk agreement? >> the last minsk agreement was talked about as a ceasefire. the ceasefire only held for a while and then it obviously evaporated and that's why we're
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in the situation we are in today, so there is going to have to be a lot of work done put in place, to put into practice the things agreed in minsk. there is the level of autonomy given to the region, whether you have something like a demilitarized zone brought in, whether you have u.n. peace keepers on the ground. that's something petro poroshenko doesn't want, but the rebels the separatists have said they do. there are many different suggestions floating around at the moment. those are the kinds of details that are going to have to be worked out in the following days if this talk from wednesday in minsk is going to bare any fruit at all. >> all right, thank you for that rory. >> the australian prime minister tony abbott has brought forward a confidence volt that could result in his replacement by one of his
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ministers. critics say he has lost popularity. >> out for an early morning jog the australia prime minister must have had a lot on his mind, just a few hours later he took to the podium in sydney with an announcement. >> the last thing australia needs right now is instability and uncertainty. on reflection and after talking to my colleagues, i've decided that the best thing we can do is deal with it as quickly as possible and put it behind us. >> he brought forward a vote that could force him out of office. it's been a dramatic fall for the once-popular prime minister. he came to power less than 18 months ago but a recent poll suggest more than half of all australians want him gone. abbott was fiercely critical of the leadership flip-flop that went on before him. >> we were elected to end the
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chaos of labor. we were elected to fix labor's mess. >> he's talking about what many political analysts considered a debacle. coming to power in 2007, the deputy prime minister challenged him and took over. for three years and two more leadership challenges, and rudd returned victorious. now with yet along challenge to power nears julie bishop is keeping tight-lipped. >> the meeting is at 9:00 monday morning. >> she and the minister of communications are considered the main contenders, although neither are giving much away. >> anyone can without any disloyalty to the person who's leadership is being declared vacant can run. >> abbott seems convinced the party will vote in his favor
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but some of this is back benches want him gone. if he clears this hurdle, political stability is for from assured. >> scientists say last year was the warmest on earth since record keeping began in 1880. u.n. climate negotiators gathering in geneva are trying to reverse that trend urged to show urgency as they come up with a draft global pact. any agreement will be signed and presented at a follow up conference in paris in december. samantha smith is the leader of the global and energy climate initiative. how is it looking there when it comes to saving our planet? what ideas are being put forward, samantha. >> thanks. so negotiators are under a lot of pressure. they have two things they need to do, produce the draft text for this agreement and then they also need to agree on what
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countries will do to fight dangerous climate change between now and 2020 when the theme enters into force. they got down to work very quickly this morning. >> good to hear they're taking it seriously. why is it proving so hard to get there. you have two camps those keen to make the moves and feel that more action should be taken. >> you have some real differences between countries and where they are in terms of their number of people they have in poverty and their level of development. those need to get spelled out in terms of what kind of commitments different countries would take on and also what kind of assistance poor countries would get to counter the impacts of climate change. these are real issues. they're not only issues in the climate negotiations, and that's some of the problem with getting to an agreement. the bigger issue is that we need
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to go through this very big transition out of energy sector out of fossil fuels and into renewable energy. >> as much as people want to walk away from oil the impact of the low oil prices having an effect on new energy research, isn't it? >> >> only to some extent. oil and renewable energy aren't competing head-to-head, because renewable energy is mostly now in the power sect tore, ail is really for transportation. i think the bigger thing that all countries, also oil-producing countries are considering now is how are we going to have a fair and just and smooth transition from the economies that we have today into the economies that we're going to need to have in the future. that's also one of the things at stake in these negotiations. >> it seems a huge task.
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i hope you achieve it. >> a volcano in guatemala forced the closure have the countries main airport. people living in areas around the volcano 40 kilometers southwest of the capitol have been evacuated as we report. >> thick black ash has risen 5,000 meters into the air from the fire volcano. it's rumbled for a few weeks but started erupting saturday. the government has told at least 100 people near the volcano to leave. it's at the border of three states. the alert level is increased saying people should take shelter and cover water tanks. they will ask people in areas where there's been ash falling to wear masks or wet cloths over their faces so they don't breathe in the contaminated
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area. people say the ash has mixed with light rain and is reducing visibility but it's still possible to see the 3,700-meter volcano as it continues to rumble in the distance. >> teenage pregnancies are on the rise in mexico. one out of five babies there has a teenage mother. many don't see doctors until they're close to giving birth. there is a report on newt program to find the teens and give them the treatment they need in the capitol mexico city. >> looking for pregnant girls an army of 3,000 doctors go door to door in the poorest parts of mexico city. >> the program is called a doctor in your house. >> i got pregnant for the first time at 16. my oldest son is three and the other two years old. i had to drop out of school. >> some girls don't even though they're pregnant or hide it from
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their family until complications arise. >> i was diagnosed with h.p.v. now i to have treat it, or it could give me cervical cancer. >> the doctor says the program is meant to save lives. >> it's a huge problem in mexico just in this neighborhood, we have 25-30 women a year dying from not having gone to their prenatal visit. >> in mexico, 1440 out of 100,000 births end in the mother's death. one of out of every five babies born has a teenage mother. >> in poor cities, girl as young as nine or 10 face a greater risk of getting pregnant and many don't see a doctor until the day they give birth. >> jennifer is 15 and about to drop out of school. >> i haven't seen a doctor, because i don't have insurance and i don't have the money to pay for it. >> my parents and i were
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worried, because we didn't know if the baby and i were ok. >> this is her first checkup but she's still at risk. >> because you're 15, your pregnancy is high risk. your reproductive organs are not yet fully developed to give birth. >> the president just recently announce add national strategy against teen pregnancy. his goal, to totally eliminate pregnancy for anyone under 14. ambitious for sure, but mexico posts far too many deaths related to birth. meanwhile, expectant girls like jennifer worry about that you are future. >> when i think that i or the baby could die i get scared. >> still ahead on the news hour, in sport security tightened ahead of the much-anticipated
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final of the africa cup of nations. details coming up.
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>> exciting, very exciting. ghana will face the ivory coast in the final of the africa cup of nation. this is a repeat of the 1992 final won by the ivory coast on penalties. that's the only time they lifted the trophy. there will be a record ninth final for ghana. >> we tried to do our best.
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we want to do it on the pitch and this group of players i think show that they know how to fight and they know how to play football. >> it's a final with two very good teams, two very strong country in africa since a long time so we know it won't be easy but it's like all the final, i think. >> let's go live to our correspondent robin adams. both these teams have been very dominant in africa football in recent years. what can we expect to see in this match later? >> well, this final has all the hallmarks, elements of being absolutely thrilling. ivory coast coming out of a rather typical group in which we
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had to draw lots to decide who else joins them in the quarter finals ghana coming out of the group of death group c. all the hallmarks of what should be a thrilling final. we heard from both coach as short while ago. no strange tore success he won when the event was cohosted in equatorial guinea and wore his lucky white shirt something he will be watering here, as well. >> what security measures are being taken in light of the violence that took place at one of the semifinals? >> well, there's an increased police presence, the military personnel are all around the venue, as well. we've seen a chopper hovering around to maintain order. there's a new draft plan to make sure there isn't a repeat of the scenes we saw in malabo.
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fans have started to trickle in. there's a heavy presence even on to which of our hotel roof, security officials keep ago watchful eye to assure we don't see those ugly scenes beamed around the world from the semifinal. >> do you think organizers are happy with the way the tournament has gone overall? >> >> there was pulled together in just a couple of weeks. the remote towns which hosted group games and quarter finals, they had the turf specially flown in just to make sure they were ready for the africa cup of nations. the organizers have done a sterling job pulling this together in record time. >> we'll leave it there from now and we'll talk to you soon. >> the new england patriots are
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the toast of boston after their superbowl victory. they've lent their support to the city's hockey team. the pats players stepped on to the ice at vince lombardi trophy and participated in the ceremony yell puck drop. tempers flared without a goal scored. that changed soon in the third period. it was all tied up at one apiece. boston had the 2-1 win. it's their ninth victory in 12 games. 100 men and women will begin a grueling series of races on foot mountain bikes and cross country skis across the northern yukon in canada. competitors in the arctic ultra will face minus 40-degree temperatures. the prospect of snow storms and
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immense tracks of wilderness, the decides stances vary from a traditional marathon to a nine-kilometer run taking up to 10 days. they'll sleep in the wild and only get hot meals at infrequent check points. we have a report from white horse on just how human beings prepare for such an extreme endeavor. >> minus 30 degrees celsius these men from the czech republic are training. they are fit and regularly run marathons and try and got lance. this couple is on their honeymoon. >> we go the first hundred miles holding hands and eng.m. c.e.o. mary barra the roman particulars of the trail minus 40, sleep in a sleeping bag. >> i'm starting to be scared a little bit but actually, i'm looking forward, as well, yeah, it will be a really nice
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experience. >> that's your house. >> yes. >> they drag food, shelter and safety gear to help them endure. the real enemy they say is within. >> i know if my hat would let me down but there is no way you can keep going. >> as we head north the wind is blowing in our face. >> a survive clinic teaches racers who haven't been in the extreme cold before. they discuss their fears and burden of being alone at night in deep winter. >> you make a poor decision for start to get too tired or let the demons in your brain overreact, people just start misjudging. >> it's a race, yes but safety is everything. that's why organizers make sure people have all the right
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equipment and put first timers through mandatory cold weather training. >> a final test outdoors before the race begins. first timers lighting stoves, pitching tents and making a fire all the things they'll spend the next week or more they'll have to do to stay alive. they'll carry satellite devices to call for a rescue, but the key is to be self sufficient so they won't have to. >> for their safety, but also for us, because as crew out there, i want to say that the people out there can handle themselves and not risk lives having to rescue them if something goes wrong. >> surviving the long dark arctic nights somehow whether on skis, or mountain bike or foot this is truly one of the toughest cold weather events in the world. near white horse in the yukon. >> mr. football news.
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munich claimed their first win the german champions bouncing back from a surprise loss to wolvesberg in the 2-0 win. >> finally an update on sunday's matches in the english premier leak. 2-2 in the first game of the day, newcastle are currently 1-0 up against stoke and later manchester united will be away to westham at upton park. there's much more sport on our website, for all the latest, check we've got blogs and videos from our correspondents aren't the world at
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jane back to you. >> thanks very much for that. >> in just a few hours stars of the big screen hit the red carpet in london for the biggest awards event in the british film calendar. the baftas take place before the oscars in hollywood and sometimes show who's on course for glory. >> we are well into awards season now. golden globes done, next up, the baftas. there are 24 categories from sound to say animation but of course there are some that got more attention than others and here they are. first, let's start with best director, tight this year. we say anderson for grand budapest hotel. the favorite for birthman. >> you are a movie star, remember? >> who is this guy? >> he used to be birthman.
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>> i like that poster. >> you wrote this? >> i did yes. >> and you're directing and starring in your adaptation. >> next up, best actor always closely watched. there was a golden globe for this performance. >> caught by u.v. light. >> why do you know that? >> the universe is expanding. if you reverse time then the universe is getting smaller. >> best actress closely followed. julianne moore is a favorite. here she is in "still alice."
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>> can you spell that? >> >> you better do it. >> then there is the big one best picture, some really strong competitors this year, birthman, the grand budapest hotel and boyhood, critics have their eye on this one a strong contender for the same oscar. this could take best picture at the baftas, too. >> i see your point. we should let it happen nor natural, that's what you're saying. ok. that's what we'll do. starting now. >> so the nominations are in, the red carpet is ready. this is described as one of the tightest bafta contests in years and there's not long to go now until we find the big winners here. >> we'll be watching there. i'll see you again in another couple of minutes.
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