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myanmar's opposition leader aung san suy kyi wins here seat in the historic election. her party is on course for a landslide victory hello, i'm darren jordon in doha. also ahead - breaking a 2-year siege by i.s.i.l. syrian government forces retake a key air base in aleppo. a lab used for doping has shut down u.s. republican presidential hopefuls clash over the economy as they vie for party's
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nominations aung san suy kyi has won her seat in sunday's historic elections in myanmar. she won more than 54,000. her party, the n.l.d. is on course for a landslide victory. aung san suy kyi insists she'll be in control of the government, despite being constitutionally barred from being president. >> in a democratic country the leader of the ruling party is the leader of the government. if the constitution doesn't allow it, we'll have to make arrangements to proceed along usual democratic lines. why should it affect the functions of the government. there'll be a government run properly. the president will be told what he can do wayne hay joins us live. no surprises that aung san suy
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kyi won her seat. what do you think it means for her? > no surprises, she was an incumbent of her seat, a comfortable win. the results coming out slowly. and the overall picture is that the n.l.d., the party of aung san suy kyi is heading for a large win, and heading to a win - an upset in -- enough seats in parliament to inform the government. the latest results having them winning 134 out of 149 seats in the lower house of parliament. in the upper house 29 out of 33. they were the results from the election commission, including a comfortable win from aung san suy kyi in her own constate usualsy. >> official -- constituency.
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>> results are painfully slow. what reaction has there been to that? >> yes, frustrate, i think, from within the party itself, within the mld. the people on the streets, the supporters are celebrating. they don't mind that this is a very u.n. official celebration, if you line, and the official results are in the early stages. look, obviously myanmar has come through half a century of military rule. they are not used to having free elections. the system is archaic, it's a slow process. voter turn out was huge. more than 80% turned out to vote. so many polling booths in far flung places. it was going to be a slow process. interestingly, we had statements from the n.l.d. over the past few minutes, calling for a peaceful transition, calling for national reconciliation, the
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statement addressed or aimed at the ruling u.s. dp party, made you of former generals. it was aimed at the parliament. interesting timing that we should get the statement coming out from the mld headquarters. they are heading for a win as it stands. u.s. republican presidential candidates finished facing off in the latest tv debate. the focus on the u.s. economy. it's taking place in milwaukee, from where mardy fish joins us -- alan fisher joins us, what do you make of the debate. was it policy over personality. >> i think it was more substantive than what we have seen, and something the race needed. there were eight candidates rather tho 10 or is 11 from the earlier debates. it made it easier to drill down. strengths were highlighted. this covers a gambit of issues,
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minimum wage, tax plans, debt, how to fund the military. perhaps the sparkiest exchange came when they discussed immigration. donald trump has a plan that 11 million migrant workers would be kicked out of the country. they had to be realistic with what they were saying. jed bush made the point if you want to win the white house, you have to be careful of what you say in the debate haul because of the message it sends to the country and voters. >> and even having this conversation sends a saying analyst. they are doing high fives in the clinton campaign when they hear this. that's the problem. we have to win the presidency, and the way to do that is practical plans. lay them out there. we need people to earn legal status, where they pay a fine, work, learn yish, and earn --
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english, and earn legal status. that's the proper path. >> how is the latest tv debate likely to shape the race going forward. i think it will change things? a. you'll remember how they worked out. there was hardly a big cheer. if he didn't do brilliant. people will be impressed by marco rubio's performance. donald trump overpowered everyone, he was not the most prominent voice and struggled to look statesman like. people will wonder is donald trump doing it for donald trump, or because he believes he can bring something to the presidentie. ben carson - he has to paint a picture of the narrative he's
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said in the last few weeks and years. he had an average night. carly fiorina, he did well. john kasich must be a bit concerned. he's been solid. he came over as a bit abrasive. his campaign might find itself in a bit of trouble. all in all if you look at how it shapes the race, this has been a significant debate. this will change things. personalities that will carry over problems that may have been created, that others will struggle and others rise. this was a key moment in the race for the white house in 2016 thank you protests have been taking place outside the center where the debate took place, several hundred gathered in the arena. police moved in to break up the crowd. similar protests held in other cities across the u.s. on tuesday. syrian government troops
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broke a siege of a strategic air base by i.s.i.l. fighters. it's the first gain by government forces. the air base east of aleppo was surrounded by i.s.i.l. fighters for nearly two years. the capture would help the syrian government launch attacks syrian state information showed pictures of the aftermath of the offensive. hundreds of soldiers have been besieged and have been relieved. as the fighting continues in syria, a political solution seems like a distant prospect. the u.n. envoy is optimistic. he has been briefing the security council. >> reporter: the back and fourth between government and opposition forces continues days before international players gather in vienna to talk about political solutions for syria's
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4-year war. >> battle lines are drawn at the u.n. special envoy says this time the talks could be different. >> my message was one word. momentum. the momentum in vienna needs to not be missed. it's a few months ago where we were, where we didn't dream to have a russia and federation and the american sitting at the same time and having south arabia and iran and other countries. >> sharp divisions remain. opposition forces shelling the government-controlled city, backed by the united states and saudi arabia. they say president bashar al-assad must go for a political solution to be achievement. >> with the syrian military claiming advances, russia and iranian allies say the focus should be on defeating i.s.i.l. >> the national arena means many
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locations have been inflicting losses on the terrorist groups. we have cut off the supply routes and surrounded them. it's an important step in a fight to take control over the larger region. >> the future should be determined in an election. >> resolving the issue of bashar al-assad's role in the government and which groups should be included in the opposition will not be easy for world powers. russia submitted a proposal calling for 18 months of constitutional reforms. it doesn't rule out bashar al-assad's participation. >> one thing shared is a desire to stablilize the country. >> can you foresee anything concrete coming out of the weekend? >> we want meetings to bring
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deliverables to the syrian people. one should be reduction of violence, in other words, some type of form of reduction of the conflict. and i hope something in that direction can be achieve. >> with a quarter million killed, 11 million displaced, no doubt the syrian people want that too. >> but while the diplomacy continues, allegations of atrocities mount. the russian air force attacked aleppo with cluster bombs. the weapons that are banned killed and maim indiscriminantly. >> reporter: syrian government forces backed by russian jets are pounding rebel held areas in aleppo. the regime and its allies are using a variety of weapons. most of the victims are civilians. >> cluster bombs are banned by
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more than 100 countries. this is an are rebel held area in the east of the city. residents found unexploded cluster bombs meters from where children play. >> we need cluster bomb, when they don't explode, they turn into land mines, that explode when touched or stood on. >> reporter: aleppo is important, 50km from the border with turkey and was syria's financial and industrial hub. it's been the focus of a 3-way fight between syrian rebels, regime forces and i.s.i.l. fighters. forces loyal to bashar al-assad took control of villages south of aleppo. towns in the north and east attacked with cluster bombs. 2,000 were dropped honest town in the past three week, say rebels. non--hit targets, many landed on people's homes.
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>> it's been six weeks since russia began a campaign in syria, resulting in a deadlock. the use of cluster bombs is making a humanitarian situation worse. >> one of two contractors detained in yemen has died. >> the cause of death is not disclosed. in the port city. saudi-led air strikes targeted a radio station. much of the building was destroyed, with transmission and broadcast equipment. >> saudis have been trying to take control from the houthis. fighting is continuing from houthis, and forces loyal in tiaz. pro-abd-rabbu mansour hadi fighters pushed them back. more than positive people have
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been killed. time for a break. when we come back, the football team may be on the field, but the race row rumbles on protests towards a climate change ahead of crucial talks next month. more of that, stay with us.
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>> "inside story" takes you beyond the headlines, beyond the quick cuts, beyond the soundbites. we're giving you a deeper dive into the stories that are making our world what it is. welcome back. myanmar's election commission says aung san suy kyi won her seat in sunday's historic vote. her party is on ours course for a landslide victory.
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u.s. republican presidential hopefuls finished a televised debate. focus on the minimum wage and job creation syrian troops have taken a base. it had been surrounded by i.s.i.l. for two years. let's return to the story on the u.s. republican debate. joining us is bill shnighter, a -- schneider, a professor of public policy. what did you make of the debate, were there clear winners or losers? >> marco rubio stood out from the others. this is an angry party, they have contempt for president obama, and feel the united states deteriorated over eight years. marco rubio was the one that stood out. he had an optimistic vision, and talked about the potential for america, the ways in which we
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can have an optimistic future, turning the page. he's young, vigorous and draws a contrast with clinton. i thought he stood out from the others for ta reason. >> -- for that reason. >> jed bush had a terrible debate. did he do wetter. >> -- better. >> he had a few good points. that's what donald trump criticized him for. he didn't take command of the debate. >> one of the big issues is illegal immigration. that's a political hot potato. how did they handle that. >> there was a division on that, you had some candidates, like john kasich. who said we are not doing to send it out of the country. it's not feasible. donald trump said he would deport them. that was a flashpoint in the debate, and an issue that donald
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trump is trading on. i don't think it was trump's best night. the odd thing was the frontrunners in the national polls, donald trump and ben carson didn't stand out. donald trump and ben carson were not substantive. >> you say trump and carson didn't perform particularly well. how critical was the debate in shaping the race going forward? >> well, the race is really a national race starting in new hampshire and iowa. it is creating a national audience. moment americans will not vote for months and months. we are seeing a sorting out effect. the big issue, this was a debate about the economy. there was a lot of consternation about the declining american
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role. there was division over that, with rand paul being called an isolationist and marco rubio talking about how humiliated americans feel with what is happening in the middle east, over the rise of vladimir putin and i.s.i.s., and what is happening in the world to humiliate the united states. that's likely to be the key issue in the campaign, and many republicans are prepared for it. >> good to talk to you again for months protesters at the university of missouri accused their school president of being indifferent. tim wolf stepped down on monday when the university football team said it would refuse to play games until he went. risking millions in lost revenue. the team has begun playing but has it changed. >> the protest is now used as an
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instructional tool. the process began with the killing of black teenager michael brown in ferguson, missouri. >> i recall being a student wondering what role i would take. with ferguson i realized that this is the time. >> using the hashtag racism lives here, daniel walker was one to organise not just racism, but indifference to racism. >> there was an n word by a group much students. members of the incomuality wonder whether members would have acted. >> do you think without the football players...
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>> it's a question that turns my stomach, yes. i don't know. >> reporter: pledges of change has been made. what will it look like is this. >> making people look at a programme for 20 minutes and check the box for everyone on campus, it is not going to do it. >> reporter: for walker a start would be to crack down on hate crimes. >> when i was a soft more doing my undergrad at the university, there was a cotton ball incident where a group of white students were intoxicated and decided to put cotton balls over the black culture center, and the university once again had a slow response to that as well. they were charged with littering, and you can't be more overt with cotton and blackness university officials have to prove they are as concerned with racism as they are with their
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football team's profitability prosecutors in the united states have led criminal charges in what has been labelled the biggest ever cyber hack of a financial institution. three men accused of a number of fraud and cyber hacking schemes, including an attack against jpmorgan chase. they made tens of millions on the stock market using stolen information. >> by any measure, the data breeches were breath-taking in scope and size. they stole information from 100 million banks. the single largest theft of data. u.s. institution. that was jpmorgan chase. and it disclosed itself. >> the russian government hit back at accusations it operated a state-sponsored doping programme. the kremlin is questioning the
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evidence beyond the report, recommending russia be sustained from global athletics. >> rain fell on moscow's olympic complex on tuesday. fitting weather for the counter move. the showpiece venue is a legacy from soefiate days when -- soviet days when doping was common. the days were back. russia could be cast out of the world athletics. >> translation: of course, it would be an enormous blow. i repeat again we hope for commonsense from the international association of athletics federation members, who must work in the interest of our sport. >> the russian athletic federation has until thursday to sfond to allegations. an i.a.a.f. council decision on whether to ban russia will meet on the weekend.
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>> it needs to be strong action now. you never want to penalize an innocent athlete. it may happen in this case. because of the scale and level, it's a step to be taken. >> in moscow. doping allegations invoked a siege mentality. the building is the official address of the moscow anti-doping laboratory which was tripped of accreditation by wadia. they ait was here -- wada. they say it was here that athletes paid bribes to have contaminated samples disappear. we tried to get inside. security turned us away. >> the anti-doping agency imploiped that wadia's report contained a hidden anti-russian agenda. >> this was no news to us. some questions had a special
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structure to them. >> reporter: it's perhaps difficult to feel anything but gloom on this deep damp stay. this journalist is trying to be optimistic. >> we should go the same way we went in the football 10 years ago. and we should appoint an independent forum ahead of the anti-doping system. >> but it was igor's paper that called the publication of wadia's report the darkest day in the history of russian athletics the french foreign minister laurent fabius warned there was a huge amount of work to be done ahead of climate talks in paris, speaking at the end of a 3-day summit. who had been trying to settle on a deal. the aim is to limit.
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many say anything above that will have destructive and irreversible commences. they want a minimum of $100 million spent to tackle climate change. a key issue is what aid could be divided to help the poor countries reduce their emissions. >> the goal of the climate summit is to fix a limit. currently the planet is heading for a rise of 5 degrees. that would have catastrophic consequences. >> 100 million risk naul falling into poverty.
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if there were not measures to reduce emakes of greenhouse gases. the u.s. secretary of state spoke about the dangers of climate change leading to conflict. >> we need to ensure that we are taking steps to prevent competition. new competition leading to conflict. the bottom line is that the impacts of climate change can exacerbate resource competition, threaten livelihoods and increase the risk of instability in conflict, especially in places undergoing economic, political and social stress. >> given the urgency of the problem. french officials say there's an obligation to reach an agreement in paris next month, and as host of the summit the french have a lot of prestige at take. >> in order to reach a deal,
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individual countries have to curve their emissions. it's a big change since economies over the world are heavily reliant on goal. switching from fossil fuels to renew uble energy is the goal. that costs money, poorer countries need to invest in clean technology to cut the greenhouse gas emissions. urgency means that we are coming. the last possibility to turn the emissions that have continued and still continue today to agrees. we have to get -- to increase. we have to get them to the point where they turn the corner and begin to decrease. ment message is clear, if greenhouse gas emissions rise, global warm, passes the point of no return. the clock is ticking
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and a quick reminder - you can keep up to date with all the news on the website. there it is on the clean. all the latest -- on the screen. all the latest from the air base in syria, retaken by government forces. the address on "america tonight", a special look at the force beneath the wave. >> i felt like i was in a washing machine. i mean, i was tossed and turned. >> reporter: what's the next thing you remember? >> i thought it was an ugly way to die. >> the el nino is larger than the godzilla el-nino in '97 and '98. 20 years ago we talked about el nino being destructive.


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