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>> regional neighbors fightback chad and cameroon send soldiers into nigeria. and is there a chance for a cease-fire in aleppo. and i wanted to free the fighting in aleppo province, then it was just the city. now it's limited to the district. we reject him as an u.n. leader and we reject his initiative.
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>> students protest in myanmar against a new law that they say is stifling academic freedom. >> it started as one country's fight against an armed group now they've joined in the battle against boko haram and they've already pushed the armed group out from the border. it was after chad and my year's campaign that include attacks from both the ground and the united forces retaking the town of captured by boko haram fighters in november. we have the latest from the nigerian border. >> reporter: they have agreed that the town of damasak has been arrested from boko haram control. troops from chad and my niger
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went into the area and arrested control of the down of damasak. they're continue to go other areas as we speak. sources say that the battle between the two sides have been fierce, and a lot of people have been killed, many fighters on the side of boko haram have been killed and fighters for chad and niger have been wounded and taken to the hospital. boko haram's presence in the northeastern part of nigeria is slowly shrinking. there is likelihood that boko haram will be pushed back if not defeated completely, but there is that fear that boko haram will resort to its old tactic of suicide-bombings across nigeria.
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>> residents in the rebel-held districts of aleppo protest against the plans for crisis fire in the city. the initiative seems to have collapsed as both sides have failed to agree on what would be involved in the settlement. it's failure coincides with the absence of a meaningful peace process as the war in syria enters it's fifth year. >> this is what the united nations was hoping to stop but it has failed to stop the conflict in syria's second largest city. barrel bombs have killed hundreds of people over recent months, and they continue to fall in populated areas in rebel-controlled cities. >> more than a million lived in the rebel-held areas. now there is 300,000. there was a mass exodus because there was a time when dozens of people were dying every day.
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>> the syrian government told the invoice that it would temporarily stop air bomb batterments on the city. the opposition rejected the deal. it has been a difficult process. from the start the warring sides does agreed on the scope of the u.n.-proposed cease-fire. the opposition wanted it to extend from the country tied all the way to the turkish border. there was no agreement. the u.n. tried to save the initiative by suggesting a trial cease-fire in one of the about the-ground districts. city. but the people a accuse the u.n. of craving in on the demands of the government. they want a settlement that would allow the government from stepping down and a cease-fire that would be a force across the
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area. >> it was first across the province, then it was just the city and now just the district. we reject the leader and we reject the initiative. >> in the absence of a meaningful political process the u.n. was hoping that the initiative could be the start of up. but the u.n. can only do so much without the blacking of regional, international and fighters. >> they try to retake the northern town of tikrit. it is crucial in iraqi forces in their advance towards mosul. it is on the road to baghdad. the army backed by shia militias are based southeast of the city. they've retaken the village of
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bou-ajeel and alalam. if they take at this crete they'll push it further north to mosul, the biggest city currently under isil control. [ gunfire ] >> kurdish forces are attacking isil positions around the oil-rich city city of kirkuk seizing villages as they go. troops began amassing outside of the town in anbar province. they tried to push forward to the city of fallujah, which is just ten kilometers away. fallujah has been under isil control for months now. the advance has forced a growing number from their homes. it's a situation that aid agencies in iraq i is a will
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only get worst. jane arraf have reports from baghdad. >> this woman has been trying to get by on her own since she had to leave her home. the mattresses will help to cover her floors. it's not easy for a young widow with four young daughters. with the growing number of iraqis displaced as the glory government takes on isil there is less and less aid. she is a bit luckier than most after being held by the iraqi territory to leave the town, she found work as a school janitor. the teach efforts there help give her money to help pay the rent. more than $200 a month for a converted titch. but she said she had no choice. >> no one came to tell us to leave. we left because there was no
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water and no electricity. in there were families who left. i was afraid for the children. >> her husband was a border guard. he was killed in an attack three years ago. her father and stayed behind. she had not been able to reach them. iraqi military and kurdish forces are making gains against isil, but as they do, there are more civilians displaced by the fighting. aid agencies thought it could get much worse than last jean when more than a million people were forced from their homes but it has. the united nations is making plans for helping residents of tikrit and mosul once that battle starts. but it's running out of money.
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>> we know that a number of communities are in serious trouble. they have not had access to regular systems for a long time, therefore we have to assume that their conditions are serious. >> in tikrit alone, 30,000 people remained behind when the rest threat. there are now 2.25 million iraqis across the country who can't go home. along the battle lines iraqi soldiers and their shia militia partners are replacing isil flags with their own. but winning the military battle was just a first step in helping the growing numbers of iraqiings displaced from their homes. >> series of attacks targeting houthi fight necessary yemen have killed 15 people. seven people were killed in the central province of al-bada. and who houthies were killed. there were further tilling
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elsewhere. a might be in cairo comes ahead of the arab summit due to take place in march. a senior commentator believes the arab league will encourage negotiations between the rival groups in yemen to begin. >> the consensus throughout the arab capitols is that the national security requirements of yemen the territorial integrity of the country must be maintained at all costs. what we're going to see we're going to see a prolonged period of negotiations between president hadi and the houthi leadership to find out whether or not negotiations could be started once again. but both sides are holding on to strong positions and they're not willing to concede.
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forces nigerian niger and chad have taken over towns from boko haram. on sunday the united force launch and offensive against the armed group which has pledged allegiance to isil. residents from the hello-held areas of--the rebel-held areas the initiative looks to fail as both sides fail to agree on exactly what would be involved. it comes as the war in syria enters it's fifth year. students in myanmar's biggest city say that police is preventing them from protesting against the new education law. they say that the law restricts academic freedom, and they the response of the government is a test of its democratic principles. >> it's apracticing more onlookers than demonstrators.
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it's in solidarity with the sit-in protest of students calling for amendments of the education law. they will have been arrested for demonstrating without a permit, and they disperse just minutes later. >> 50 million people in the new generations to come are subject to the education system, so it needs to be better and more democratic. this is why we support the protest. >> for the past few days activists evade police holding protests and announcing protests just days before the protest and sometimes waiting for hours to give the security the slip. the main protest is three hours drive from yangog. 350 students have been camped out there sips friday. they're up' with the new
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education law. they want to bring their protest to the former capitol and named commercial hub, but are unable to do so because of the heavy university presence. police however have not. able to stop other protests from popping up in the city. they find that the government is losing patience. the use of a civilian force is allowed under myanmar law and was often used by the former military regime. the government said that it's listening to the students' demands. it appointed a parliament committee to hold conversations on the matter. >> the reform process is being held because of student strike. it's held between student advocates and lawmakers. >> how the government handle the protest will be closely watched.
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it transitions from military rule to semi civilian one four years ago and will hold elections later this year. all right there are calls to allow its citizens for a right to assembly as part of a democratic party. >> greece is expecting foreign investors to inject money into its economy. they're expected to attend an economic development conference in but the country is putting foreign investors above the interests of the egyptian people. egypt is hoping that foreign investors will pump money into its struggling economy. the ministry of investment produced this promotion mall video for its economic development conference that begins on friday. >> we're welcoming our investors. >> but a new report from the egyptian center of economic and
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social right says that egypt's equity for foreign money is violating human rights, damaging the environment and allowing the companies to get away with theft and tax evasion. new laws give multi national companies immunity. they shield them when allegations of corruption and embezzlement arrive. the social center government's message to potential investors is to despite the turmoil since the 2011 revolution, the country is a safe bet. but bombings have become an increasing threat for egyptians. once confined to targeting police stations and military posts, armed groups are now attacking special areas killing
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and injuring civilians. egypt has implemented some reforms. all foreign companies will have to pay a 25% tax on profits but the report says that the country must tip the balance in favor of its citizens so they can begin benefiting from the benefit. >> have there is an entirely different type of economic problem in china, slump in property prices. despite interest rates cuts there have been a shortage of home buyers. we have reports from the city of yingkou. >> there is not much construction going on. they say it's just a seasonal pause while the ground is frozen but she admits that they have not put any apartments up for sale yet. >> a few years ago some developers ran away with their investor's money. that's why people are nervous.
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our boss is a local man he wants to reassure buyers. >> this is how it's going to work when the local government moves here. but for now there is little more life on the secrets of on the streets of yingkou. if the present is the future, then there want be much prospect of getting that money back. so it's sunday afternoon in yingkou main park, and what do you know, i've got the place entirely to mile. across china governments have been betting on projects like this. across china ghost towns have been emerging as a result. >> the national government has been tribal to tackle the problem of oversupply and falling property prices. but two interest rate cuts
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later, selling property in yingkou was fought help else either. >> the new town is not as convenient and busy as here in the old town. >> i want to live in the old town. it's more convenient here. it's in the city. the new town is too far away. >> it's here that you find a successful mega project is spending money on a maul, apartments, and office complex. if the government stays put then yingkou's new town looks confined to its fate. now the governor's task is to stop the shaky property sector.
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>> eurozone finance ministers are meeting since the agreement was reached to extend the greek bail out. they would try to satisfy international creditors. they want greece to cut public sending and boost tax results. now the total income was $50 billion and taxes $48 billion leaving a shortfall of $4 billion. now they're cracking down on fax free fuel. >> two years ago are a whistle blower left customs documents on the door of the government. it showed fuel that is
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effectively lost and tax that should have been paid ton. >> these customs documents were hidden in drawers for years. they didn't come to trial. this is one way of taking care of business when faced with indictments, stuffing things in drawers until the statute of limitation passes. >> tax is normally paid at the oil refinery unless it's expected for shipping or aviation. but that fuel can be di diverted back on the streets of greece. >> greece connected 12% of its tax revenue and fuel is estimate estimated to cost $1.5 billion more that's almost equal to the healthcare budget. >> there is no system to major what flows in and out of the storage tanks. in fact, we don't even know how
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many tax there are. once we put the whole system under surveillance, we know that nothing is getting past this. >> they say they need more time. but time is now in short supply, and pressure for change is growing. >> tax evasion is led to corruption. it's what led to >> if has to collect from the tax dodgers if it's going to deliver on the promises of helping the poor rand lifting taxes on the middle class. >> russia's named the man accused of killing opposition figure boris nemtsov he's from the chechnya region and allegedly confessed to the murder. investigators suspect that five
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people were involved in the shooting. over the past 20 years bangladesh has made progress towards some of the u.n.'s del men yum development goals. but it still lags and technology and a small initiative that is trying to change all that. >> safwan said that most of his friends probably think he's a little weird. while they plan to spend time playing cricket and football, safwan likes to play with circuits. >> i'm like the black sheep in the herd. >> that's why safwan feels at home at the tech school. it's just a room with mopsters and a place for him.
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bangladesh's tech schools are playing catch up. >> we didn't have any electronics. >> still she says things are improveing. [music] these days she has a soft spot for teaching using musical presentations. up until ten years ago there were hardly even computers to be found in public schools in bangladesh. today that is no longer the case. but they say just having textbooks is not enough and more needs to be done. >> safwan and is learning.
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>> the technology is not happening here. we want it at a different level instead of just consumers. >> the show piece is a batman gadget that will detect obstacles ahead, a tool they hope will help the blind. like the school itself, it has a long way to go. >> but that's not keeping these children from thinking big. >> a march for life rally has been held in colombia. it follows an agreement to remove landmines and other explosives. the deal has been accepted as an important step in ending the 50-year conflict. getting around kenya's slums using a car isn't always easy. in fact, sometimes it's impossible.
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for some people in nairobi's neighborhood have come up with an innovative way of getting medical assistance to people in need. >> reporter: moses is a different kind of ambulance driver. someone who is sick and needs to get help. it's not easy to get a barely through there but the ambulance team enjoy the bumps. even the occasional kate. >> concerns friends and relatives are relieved that help is here. this woman said she has chest pains and cannot walk to the clinic.
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[ sirens ] >> just in case it's serious the sirens are switched on and away they go. >> we used to carry people with our own hands. a car could not reach some places. it was hard. we could call each other about four or five of us. we then carried patients to the clinic. >> wheel barrels were first introduced to help pregnant women. there were some patients who don't want to be carried in a wheel barrel, they say it's em empaartalu racing and it human being be done. but in places like this the wheel barrel is the. >> a plane powered by solar power will give an epic flight
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