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issue, instead of twisting it - that would be "third rail". ♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello from al jazeera's headquarters in doha this is the news hour, i'm jane dutton and coming up, in the next 60 minutes kurdish fighters in iraq say they have taken control of the strategic town of sinja with a major blow to i.s.i.l. opposition party wins apparel menry majority in historical elections. the u.n. looks at boosting its forces in burundi, concerns are
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growing that the violence there could spiral out of control, plus. >> i'm harry faucet from south korea's first ever chop stick festival designed to prevent links in east asia and providing more than a hint of competition. ♪ we begin this news hour in iraq where kurdish forces say they are in full control of the northern town of sinja and they have been backed by a u.s. led air campaign, it's a symbolic victory for the kurds and the u.s. and sinja was captured by i.s.i.l. last year where the group killed and enslaved thousands of minority yazitis and the town sits across highway 47 which links two of i.s.i.l.'s
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strongholds and a major supply route from mosul and i.s.i.l.'s self declared raqqa and we are in northern iraq along one of the supplies for the sinja and clearly this is a pretty significant move here emran. >> that is absolutely right, the kurdish peshmerga forces seemingly walked in without facing much resistance at all and went into the building and a governor took over and from there they control the whole of the town and did come in through the north and the north they took of the mountain in december when an operation was mounted there and opened up this humanitarian corridor allowing the communities from the town to be able to flee, the operation in the last couple days has taken place on two different fronts the south and west and east and have not gone into the town from those fronts yet and i.s.i.l. has not mounted a fight
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back and knew the fight was coming and have been monitoring the social media accounts and seems to be a blackout on any information coming from i.s.i.l. from those i have spoken to and the journalist and i.s.i.l. actually left the town on november 11 and that is one i.s.i.l. source i have spoken to however what the kurdish peshmerga said is they were monitoring radio transmissions where they were telling their soldiers where they needed to fight or they would be executed and without any kind of resistance the kurdish peshmerga were able to work in the town and there is a bit of discrepancy there however this is a swift victory for peshmerga forces and have seen this before like in beji where i.s.i.l. left because of overwhelming odds against them and what they do is move to villages on the outskirts and mount gorilla attacks and the fight is not over. >> clearly an important place. >> that is absolutely right,
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jane and i'll give you are an idea where i am, in a supply rood into sinja and i'll show you the sign mosul and this is the name for the mountain and the town and sinoni is important because that is where the president of the kurdistan region is based in and monitoring events from there and geography tells how how tietly knit how the roads are and seeing in the last hour or so is the governor of sinja drive on this road to the mountains and will give some sort of press conference within that governor building throughout and towards the end of the day saying they have taken the town completely so this is a big decided victory the peshmerga are calling it. >> thank you, u.s. says it launched air strikes in syria targeting the i.s.i.l. fighter
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knowned as jihad john and don't know if he was killed in raqqu and in the northeast his accent made his instantly recognized in i.s.i.l. videos showing the murder of at least six civilian hostages and to myanmar where exactly five years ago to the day since suu kyi was on house arrest they won seats in historic elections and suu kyi is due to meet some of the country east most important figures including the president to discuss the transition of power. her national league for democracy party has secured more than 329 seats gaining control of both houses of parliament but a quarter of the seats are allocates to the military and means it will remain hugely influential and myanmar's constitution bars suu kyi from becoming president because she married a british citizen and
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her children have british passports and wayne has more. >> the magic number for the national league for democracy party was 329 seats combined in both the upper and lower houses of parliament, that is the total it needed to win to be able to form the next government, to enjoy a so called super majority and form the next government on its own and counter any combine total by the union solidarity party and the army remembering the army is guaranteed a quarter of all seats in parliament. well as far as parliament goes that doesn't matter now, the uscp has performed so badly in this election and has won only a handful of seats compared for nld, the nld will be able to govern on its own and will be able to dictate who the next president will be and we will find that out next year. we do not know who the nld candidate for the president will be and we know it can't be the
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leader suu kyi, she is prevented from being the president of myanmar because of a clause in the constitution. we don't know who that will be next year and we do know it will still come down to a parliamentary vote but will have a huge majority in both houses they can dictate who the president will be and have guarantees of the president and head of the armed forces issued a statement saying this will be a peaceful transition of power to the nld and that they will acknowledge the wishes of the people of myanmar. let's speak to an author and the former myanmar correspondent for the washington post, she is in yangon and joins us via skype and good to have you with us, what is your response to this enormous victory? >> well, it's clearly a vindication of a long awaited desire from the people to be free of military rule and don't
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quite have that as your correspondent say a quarter of the seats are reserved for parliament and the nld cannot completely dictate what happens next and this means as a result of that the nld the sources i have been talking to right now they seem to be moving forward with a little bit of caution and being strategic and suu kyi will not make a speech until she has met with the current sitting president but also the commander-in-chief who will retain a lot of power and at the same time the nld candidates who won overwhelmingly have been told not to talk to the press so there is a careful looking forward of what needs to happen but clearly the nld now gets to make the mandate for change that it has promised to people and it will be held to that and the first big thing they are really planning to look at i think from what i have been able to gather of the economy and have to start
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cleaning that up very fast. >> do you think she is making these tentative moves and treading carefully because of concerns of how the military might react to this overwhelming victory, could it be a problem? >> i think it's politically cautious and 1990 looms very, very large, what happened in 1990 with the nld won a very similar sized victory, a very different set up with parliament nonetheless and military took at the time under different circumstances and took it into huge humiliation and that is not messing around, this is a huge humiliation and officers in general who has a huge amount of control and prestige and it's gone and what happens to them now and i think there does have to be caution and suu kyi is aware of that as well as the people around here and lived 1990 and remember their history, yeah, so i don't think it's as clear as quickly moving dick
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forly into pow power. >> and the next stages looking for the next president who is it likely to be and is this person likely to be suu kyi's puppet. >> gray question and she has been clear and expressed it openly, repeatedly and will be above the president of nld led government which it clearly will be but that is understood within the party and among the people of burma if that sounds a little undemocratic it is in a way necessary under a constitution that was written by the military which denies the people their very clear choice of presidents who is suu kyi very clearly the leader and clearly the president will have a diminished role under the power of suu kyi and that is problematic but i think that is one of the compromises the nld will have to make going
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forward representing democratic ideals and a person who is a leader unelected but the president is unelected anyway appointed by the majority in both parliaments and the military so it's musky. >> thank you very much for sharing your knowledge. lebanon's prime minister held an emergency meeting with ministers and military chiefs one day after two blasts killed 43 people in beirut, the blast happened in a suburb controlled by hezbollah the armed group that is fighting in neighboring syria alongside government forces and i.s.i.l. said it carried out the attacks and dana is live from beirut and do we know who is really behind these attacks? >> well, like you mentioned i.s.i.l. released a statement on social media saying they claimed responsibility for the attack and even vowing more attacks against shias in their words,
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that was the statement on social media. we know investigations are underway. the lebanese army trying to determine the nationalitys who the suicide bombers were and know it wa the work of two suicide bombers and detonated their explosive devices just minutes apart and meters apart, in fact, and the aim really the intention was to inflict as many casualties as possible and officials here have told us that a third suicide bomber would be suicide bomber was not able to detonate his explosives because he was killed in the bombing and if they did that the casualty would be much higher and see behind me this is a residential neighborhood and marketplace and at the time of the attack it was busy and crowded with people, more than 40 killed and more than 200 injured and people here are describing this as really the most deadly attack in years
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and this country is not immune to violence. >> being such an enormous task that it shocked people and what is being done and this day of mourning? >> well, the lebanese government did declare a day of mourning, schools and universities are now closed, funerals being held for these victims of the attacks, now yesterday officials from across lebanon's political divide condemned the attack. there was a rare show of unity and even opponents of the lebanese armed group hez -- hezbollah and saying it's a crime and saying we need to set aside our differences because it's samed at causing divisions in the country but there is little national unity here. we know lebanon is politically divided in syria and some support the syrian opposition, there are groups that support the syrian president bashar
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al-assad and it's not just the political but the carry on divide and can tell you what people are saying, a long of anger and defy ends but at the same time there is fear there is another cycle of violence because in 2013 and 14 there was a campaign of attacks in beirut southern suburbs and dozens of civilians were killed and this is the first attack in over a year and that is why people are shocked. >> zaina thank you. much more to come on the al jazeera news hour, two nephews of vent wh venewala are in cour because of drugs and planning a major airport heist and the mafia movie he walks out a free man and the governing body will decide if russian competitors will be allowed to compete next year and details later in sport. ♪
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the u.n. security council is drawing up plans to send peacekeepers to burundi if the violence there spirals out of control. and a draft resolution on thursday condemning killings, torture and human rights violation, at least 240 people have been killed in burundi since april and that is where president began a bid for a third term which he conversely won and catherine is in the capit capitol. >> reporter: i just spoke to the foreign affairs minister here, elaine who says broadly he is happy with this resolution that was passed by the u.n. security council and says the u.n. happy that the u.n. recognizes the need of full dialog between the different political parties, whether in the country or outside the country. and they are saying there needs to be a national dialog and
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talks need to be jump started so it pacifies the country and the u.n. recognizes that and he is happen also with the tone of the draft of this resolution in times of sanctions or regional proposals by a front and talks about targeted sanctions but in this resolution that was here talks about unspecified measures and says it's not a solution and what the government is doing is trying to deal with a rebellion and trying to rid the country of illegal weapons and just trying to keep the country safe. >> catherine mentioned the foreign minister there and happy to say we are able to speak live from the capitol and very good to have you with us, it's an important time for you and you are a very busy man and i'm interested to hear about your response regarding what the u.n.
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wants to do, sending in peacekeepers and the threat of sanctio sanctions. >> well, i think that is not exactly what the resolution talks about, the resolution talks about continuously planning and we hope and pray to the extent of warranting the sending of peacekeepers here and also the threat of sanctions as it was that a threat has been dropped and not talking about additional measures which is not exactly the same but only know we are very satisfied about the resolution as it has been adopted and we find it to be balanced and taking care of some of our concerns which as you know are that even in the positive dialog we need to have a dialog that is more broader
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and more inclusive and also from burundi both inside and outside the country. >> excuse me for jumping in here, before you even get to the point of dialog it's trying to quell the violence that is vap p happening the street, very inflammatory language coming from some of your ministers, can you talk us through what is going on there? >> some of the words that have been calling to be inflammatory have been clarified later and there were statements from the senate and also from the government which clarified the statements made earlier by burundi vis-a-vis the settlement process in burundi. we have called on the african union to come and see for themselves what is going on in those neighborhoods where the police is connecting the process so we are really akin to making
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sure that everything is done properly and following the internationally accepted standards that no human rights violations should be accepted and those who for one reason or another would have towed the line and will have to be brought to justice and be dealt with accordingly. >> you mentioned the police action, the government and the police accused of arbitrary arrest, torture and detaining opponents, what is your response to that, is that in line with government policy? >> of course not. and i also have to say what has been reported by some would have to be properly investigated and established by an independent investigation team which the afghan union has decided to do and expecting the afghan commission -- >> apologies for that, we lost the burundi foreign minister, i
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believe we have him back now. do we have you back? sorry, we lost you there. >> yes, i'm here. >> people have been talking about -- sorry, if i could put this question out people have been talking about a possible genocide that we are looking at genocide, is that where we are in the country? >> no, i don't believe that we are on the brink of a genocide in burundi. those are people who are on the ground and testified to the fact that the country is globally peaceful and not saying that everything is fine in all the neighborhoods of the capitol but there is absolutely nothing called genocide going on here and we can testify and if your people would like to go visit the neighborhoods they are free to do so and then they will be able to testify for themselves whether burundi is really leading genocide and there is no genocide happening here. >> what about the comments happening in the country and
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being very outspoken? >> no, i think it doesn't really seem to be proper for me to comment on the words of sovereign head of state. we have said that the president was elected by his people and such it is up to the people to talk about he had been commenting on what he says, not about people from another country like burundi, comment and the words. >> your leaders are carrying out massacres on their own people. >> obviously that is not correct but let us remain respectful of leaders of other countries and in that respect i want to say that we fully respect the head of state elected by his people and also therefore we say the same from him and other leaders and our own leader whose are also elected by their people.
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>> good to have your thoughts and good to have you on al jazeera and thank you very much. >> my pleasure. european police say they have broken up a group with fighters to join i.s.i.l., at least 13 people were arrested in a series of coordinated raids in three countries and the group was plotting attacks on norwegion diplomates and the leader is already in prison in norway but he could now be extradited to italy to face new charges. the deputy president of south africa has been summoned by lawyers to answer question over the 2012 killing of 34 minors by security forces in the region and was director of the platinum mine where the shootings happened and accused of pressuring the minister of police to take action against the protesting minors, two
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nephews of nicholas are being held in the u.s. on drug charges and they were arrested in haiti and flown to the u.s. where they appeared in court in new york and they are accused of conspiring to smuggling cocaine into america and allen fisher has more. >> reporter: this is the four-page indictment that has their face in it accused of trying to import 500 kilograms or more in the united states and the keyword is more because they say as much as 800 milligrams and this was a sting operation, the men were inviteed to a hotel in porta-prince and were handed over to drug agency of the united states and put on a private plane and flown to new york on tuesday night and during the flight they confirmed they were nephews of the president nicholas maduro and if convicted both men face life in prison and
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there has been no official comment from the venezuela mission in the united states and the white house press spokesman he can confirm two men from venezuela have been arrested but gave no more details and no comment from the palace in caracas and nor attacks or ambu ambushs will stops and we have one victory. and head of intelligence services was arrested in aruba and not deported to the united states but nicholas madura said it was a plot to stabilize and over throw his government and the arrest will not be welcome to caracus and at the moment we have not had an official comment. one of the biggest robberies in history is a free man,
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vincent played a crucial role in an airport heist that helped inspire a hollywood film and we have the story. >> reporter: it was the crime imortalized in the mob master piece good guys. >> jimmy put together the biggest heist in history. >> reporter: on wednesday nearly 40 years after the robbery took place the only person to ever stand trial for it, aging mobster vincent was acquitted. >> free. >> there was a hold up of historic proportions. >> reporter: off screen the 1978 heist gripped the u.s. >> authorities are not saying much more than they believe this to be the largest robbery in american history. >> reporter: armed robbers broke into a cargo building at new york's kennedy airport, investigators found an empty black van but not the robbers or
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the haul. >> $5 million in undocumented cash and a million in gems and jewelry which today would be worth over $20 million. journalist rob spent his career covering the mob. >> the various mafia families had big pieces of action at jfk the airport, everyone was involved, the gambino family included and when the master mind of a job planned it, he had to give cuts to everybody. >> reporter: that alleged master mind was jimmy burke, aka jimmy the jet. played in the movie by robert denero and burke died in prison in 1996 serving time for unrelated charges, here is vincent leaving his wake in one of his many pictures snapped over the years by federal agents but the mob's one sacred code of
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silence has begun to crack leading to his day in court. >> most of the people involved in the case either were killed, bumped off or knocked off or died of natural deaths and he is one of the last survivors so longevity in the end did him in. >> indicted last year for a job and other charges going back decades including 1969 murder of a suspected informant, during a three-week trial in brooklyn he forged the plan for the airport hold up and got a hefty cut, testifying against the 80-year-old several alleged mobsters including his own first cousin but in the end the jury decided there wasn't enough evidence as the verdict was read, he pumped his fist and kisses his attorney on the lips. >> i got two years here and i'm dying to get home. >> reporter: al jazeera. let's get the weather now with everton and a lot happening in europe at the moment. >> a case of four seasons in one
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day with snow and heat and gails and blustery showers and it has been mild across a good part of europe, western europe continue to see clue and rain piling in from the atlantic and look at the cloud there rattling its way in across ireland and scotland and in parts of scotland and high atlantas and islands we see gusts of 160 kilometers per hour and nasty for some and pressure over italy has been drawing up very warm air and this is the matter horn and in the italian alps 25 degrees celsius and peak is 10 and this is like july rather than november and it's not great skiing weather and the light winds across central parts of europe and up towards the northeast there is our snow and
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moscow of top temperature of 3 degrees celsius with gails rattling in across a good part of the northwest and wet and windy and 14 celsius in london and not too bad and will be there a couple days and the king wind not feeling pleasant and wet weather making its way to northern france as we go on through the weekend and it's fine and dry for the alps this weekend. >> thanks and stay with us on the news hour enrollments open for refugees in germany and we find out about the initiative designed to help integration. and in sport palestine's fool ball is given reason to celebrate and andy will be here with the details. ♪
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♪ hello again you are watching the al jazeera news hour reminder of the top stories kurdish forces in iraq say they pushed i.s.i.l. fighters out of sinja and taken full control of the town and sinja is important that sits on a highway that links two of the group's major strongholds and suu kyi national league for democracy has won myanmar's historic pole and country election commission says the opposition nld has gained majority in both houses of parliament with 80% of the votes counted. the u.n. may send peace keepers to burundi if the violence there escalates and calling for an urgent meeting between the government and the opposition. let's return to our top stories
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kurdish fighters retaking the town of sinja from i.s.i.l. and include three factions the turkish based kurdistan workers party, syrian based people's protection unit and the kurdish fighters backed by the u.s. led coalition and working together since the last october, the peshmerga are proven to be the most effective ground troops against i.s.i.l. and managed to retake large parts of northeast syria and victoria is the director for peace and human security at the american university of kurdistan and now joins us in northern iraq and good to have you with us, how important is this, this victory against i.s.i.l.? >> well, it's important on many fronts, on many accounts, i guess that is the most important one that the highway 47 between
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raqqa and mosul has been cut in several parts so the supply between those different cities for i.s.i.s. is going to be more difficult and doesn't mean the supply will still take place but they are going to have to take country roads so that is very important. for the morale of the people it's very important because sinja was very symbolic city with aggression against the kurds and against the rest of the kurdistan original territory so i guess that is on those two fronts it's a huge victory. >> any idea why i.s.i.l. were not able or not prepared to defend it and where they might have gone to? >> well, i cannot tell you where they have gone but if you remember the battle of tikrit they technically retreated only to retake ramadi a few weeks later and it's not excluded it did it in this instance as well.
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>> where does that leave raqqa now? >> we are waiting for the next offensive, where it is going to be in between sinjar and mosul and if this takes place is the next offensive going to be just on one point or on several different points, i guess that is undoubtedly i.s.i.l. is weakened at the moment and it is very important to strike again very soon so that this weakness stays and let's say amplifies. >> you say this is very significant for the peshmerga but what about the iraqi army, is this a statement about their inadequacies? >> it's a huge statement. the army is netorious when fighting and peshmerga has been steadily facing that enemy since august of 2014, they have lost a
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huge number of lives and they have never retreated and i think that if anything this is going and should show foreign governments they need to supply weapons to the kurdish peshmerga directly and not will back it because they are the most trusted ally in the region. >> any idea what they will find in the town and city now that i.s.i.l. has pulled back, could i.s.i.l. could have done for those who live there? >> a lot of ied and explosive devices and trucks everywhere and when the town was taken next to the mosul dam last year it was full of those extra explosive devices and took a long long time to secure the area for civilian populations to come back and i guess the same would happen in sinjar with highly trained and experienced brigade and headed by a person that is tnt and i'm sure they will succeed but again they need
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a lot of equipment. >> victoria talking to us there, thank you very much. >> they. the u.s. holocaust memorial museum released a report accusing i.s.i.l. of committing genocide and the groups targeting of the people in northern iraq has involved mass killings and kidnap and rape of thousands of women and girls, tom ackerman reports from washington d.c. >> reporter: more than 17 months after iraqi forces lost the providence the people are the stark eest example of the devastation by i.s.i.l., hundreds displayed and thousands killed and christians and other non-muslims a report by the u.s. holocaust memorial museum says they have been targeted uniquely for extermination. >> respect of genocide you don't need to destroy the entire group, it's the intent that is the critical factor and in this
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particular case that intent exists. >> reporter: i.s.i.l.'s attacks on the people follow a long history of oppression at the hands of both shia and extremists. >> there were early warning signs for potential of this type of violence in iraq for decades putting people at risk. >> reporter: they will need humanitarian aid and physical protection. one activist says when i.s.i.l. is defeated its victims must not take justice into their own hands with reprisals. >> and left their family members not to think that they will go there to have some advantage over the kind of the military to take over. >> reporter: bringing i.s.i.l. to justice will require hard evidence of their atrocities and campaigners are worried in gaps in the documentation but this report is an important step in the effort to bear witness, tom
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ackerman, al jazeera, at the u.s. holocaust memorial museum in washington. david cameron uk president has been talking on downing street and says the uk cannot be certain that a u.s. strike targeting the british i.s.i.l. fighter known as jihad john was successful, the u.s. says it has launched air strikes in syria targeted mohamed and the i.s.i.l. stronghold in the north and his accent made him instantly recognizable in a series of i.s.i.l. videos showing the murders of at least six civilian hostages. germany's decision to admit thousands of asylum seekers has problems at home and angela merkel says the country must rise to the challenge of integrating new arrivals and barnabie talks about a scheme to rescue refugees regardless of the income and language skills.
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>> reporter: he is a young man hungry to learn, from pakistan he walked across nine countries to get to germany, now he wants to be an engineer. a big ambition for a penniless refugee who speaks no german but an on line university especially for refugees is not an impossible dream. >> if i can be a good engineer i can contribute to the whole community. like i can design a new future for them so it's my motto. that is why i see how to help themselves. >> called kirunn university and this is the promotion video with a thousand refugee students. >> i'm 25 years old from somalia
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and my profession back home was a social worker and currently in germany. >> reporter: these are the people who made it happen, the team behind kirun and with crowd funding they can offer courses for free, marcus one of the founders told me why he felt compelled to offer refugees this opportunities. >> i could really make a structural change and enable thousands of people to study again and to really have something they can look forward to. >> university outside of berlin and refugee students who spend their first two years with kirun studying online and learning german will be able to come here in the third year provided they pass the right exams and eventually they will qualify for a full degree. if refugees are to do well and integrate in german society they need access to institutions like these, the universities that give people the skills and confidence to succeed in a
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sophisticated economy, so one challenge for the authorities is to open up these instances in an affordable way but one that maintains high academic standards. today's students are tomorrow's architects, computer scientists and engineers, germany needs more people with all these skills, educating refugees could bring enormous rewards, barnabie phillips germany. in the capitol porta prince are in the streets of presidential run of candidate survivors and questioning the credibility of the results and elections held three weeks ago and according to the results the top two frontrunners will face each other in a runoff next month and eight candidates called for an investigation into the voting results, from new york to chicago to new york they are calling for tuition fees and
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billed cause a million student march it was smaller and expected and come two days after fast-food workers went across the united states demanding an increase in wage. >> no more tuition fees. >> reporter: students taking to the streets with a message that higher education has become an expensive business and they are being left holding the bill. >> they are raising our tuition rates. it is already hard enough to find housing, to afford food and take care of our children. >> reporter: this is what has them so up set the tuition is now $32000 a year and 42 million have student loans and debt in america has more than doubled in the last decade to $1.2 trillion. they have a whole host of demands but trying to focus on three key ones and want all
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public colleges to be tuition free, cancellation of all student debt and minimum wage raised to $15 for all students that work on campus. but some economists say the cost of government for free tuition as is done in 24 other countries is prohibited in the u.s. and doesn't address all the problems. >> including living expenses, fees, books and when americans think about going to a university they think about all the costs and tuition is just a small part of it. >> reporter: rallies held on dozens of college campuses across america organizers fell short of meeting the goal of one million people but the under lying issues they are fighting for have been getting more attention. >> we have hundreds of thousands of young people in this country in a moment when we are living in a highly competitive global economy who cannot afford to go to college and you got millions more who are graduating deeply in debt, this has got to be
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dealt with. >> earlier this year president barack obama proposed no tuition for entry level community colleges. >> but that proposal has yet to get past congress and even in small numbers students are trying to build a movement to pressure for change and an education they say favors the wealthyist at the expense of everyone else, gabrielle with al jazeera, new york. coming up, on al jazeera the machine that gets drinking water out of the air that could help with a shortage in south africa and in sport celebrations get a little too hot to handle for the new modern dp world chap i don't know. ♪
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♪ parts of south africa declared disaster areas as they face serious drought and some say it's the worst in 30 years and the government has tried to ration water resources but new technology could help to ease the situation and we report from lady smith. >> reporter: this machine is called the water from air, something relatively new in south africa. >> rain out of sunshine and we call the air down and suck the air in the machine and cool it down and dropped in a tank and goes through a filtration process and sanitization process without chemicals or chlorine and we are drinking yesterday's humidity. >> reporter: it could be a long-term solution as taps run dry in many places and local councils providing more
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watertanks as a short-term measure. >> it's really bad and critical and lots of residents that don't even have tap water. >> we don't know how long it's going to take but we expect the best. >> reporter: hold up to 1500 light lites and cost 2000-80,000 which is expensive for the poor majorton aworking with entrepreneurs working to look at ways to make the technology more affordable. >> technology available on the market particularly that can be sustainable to our people so that even if they have to get the water they are able to pay for it but also those that do not have money to pay for water they can be able to be assisted in the poverty-stricken areas. >> reporter: the dry seasons are getting longer not just south africa but in the region and people in the rural areas are most at risk and when the
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dam is full the water comes up to the edge here and dams across south africa look like this and government officials say things could get worse in 6,000 rural communities will be effected and water rationing in regions likely will continue until the dry spell ends and some hope converting humidity in the air into clean drinking water could be a long-term solution and harry with al jazeera, in south africa. and joining me with the sport. >> thank you so much jane and russian athletes could be hit with a banner of meeting with the world body later on this friday, a report released on monday by the world antidoping agency made accusations of a state-sponsored doping program in russia, 27 members headed to meet by conference call to decide on appropriate punishment, russia given until thursday night to make a formal response to the charges. and sports correspondent lee weldings is in london and of
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course has been following the story for us, lee with the sort of language we hear from the iaaf and the russians can we say what sort of sanctions will be at this point? >> very important to look for the dei'll tail because the most likely starting point is there will be a provisional suspension handed down by the athletics authorities and of course they are meeting in a phone conference call in the evening time, 26 members and we will see if the 27th who is a russian delegate see if he is allowed to vote but what is going to be really important is whether they decide how long that suspension can be for because it will need to be ratified in another meeting and it's only when we know how many months or longer the russians are ban for and know if it might effect the russians or what everybody cares about and russians will have to accept if some cannot compete in the
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marathon in april but when it coming to the olympics is different and talking about irregularities under old leadership and desperate to look at individuals and mistakes in the past and move away from the thought of state sponsored doping which can be so damaging for them. >> when it comes down to it does the iaaf really want to see russia bound from ria. >> they most certainly don't in my view, there is a close relationship between thomas and vladimir putin and working on events and ioc and sochi winter olympics and accept russia is facing some kind of punishment and some kind of ban but that is effecting the olympics and causes so many problems and potential problems, the russians have said quite cleverly we will not boycott athletes and other
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sports but you don't know how other nations will react and ioc will be nervous about what is going on and may have spoken to authorities behind closed doors to try to resolve this politically. >> much more fro lee weldings through the day. rain in buenos aires forced this to be postponed and it was due to host one of the world's biggest but with the pitch there completely water logged a decision was made 45 minutes before kickoff to call it all off, players instead have to hold an indoor training session and the game will be played later on this friday and bolivia off the bottom of the standings with a 4-2 win against venezuela and chile 1-1 with columbia and ecuador 3 from 3 in qualifies as they beat iraguay 2-1 and qualifying for the 2018 world cup in russia and thrashed them
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6-0 in the qualifier and scoring a hat trick and played in amman after they said they couldn't guaranty security if the game is played at their home stadium and it's the 23rd game coming up, at the end of march. >> translator: i am happy with the result in three points and it was not an easy match and don't have time to play after the game and played very well in the first half today and got three points from the team matches and dedicate to the win to the fans who stood by us. they will travel to bangladesh despite concerns there and the match in daka had been under question following resent attacks in the city and football federation of australia say they are happy with security arrangement and the cricket team recently withdrew from a tour
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with the country and four places in european football championships will be decided in the comeing week with two playoff matches and hungry beat them in oslo and bosnia host island and the stadium holds 12000 fans 70 northwest of the capitol and it will be an intimidating environment for the irish. >> try to keep the crowd quiet and enjoy ourselves religion the pitch and do ourselves justice and keep the ball and be strong about it. >> reporter: australia cricketers setting records on day one against new zealand and unbeaten on 244, and the career high score and third century in three in the series and he made 121, their partnership was the
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302 and the 416 for 2 at the close of play. another incredible performance by kurry helped the warriors have a start to the season and scored 21 points in the first quarter along with the warriors against the minnesota timber wolves finished with 46 in total, the third reigning mvp topped 40 this season and war yours 129-116 and ten wins for ten games. lucas is a three shot lead at the masters in shanghai, and birdieing four of the last six holes and to match the opening round of 66. and leader garcia slipped back into second and he is on nine under par. now world number one yanukovich is in the same group of federer for the world financials and yanukovich attempting to win his fifth title of the world and
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play and the others are nadal and murray and david and lorenzo title celebrations got a little too hot to handle in his return home to new york and the rider here he is burning his leg after his bike over heated and suffered minor burns and failed the third world title on sunday and against the teammate rossi and that is your spot for now and stay with us >> there is a particular talent and south korea crowned the chop stick prodigy and awarded the top prize at 2015 chop sticks festival and the first of its kind and harry has more from the ci city. >> reporter: all the sporting events require opening ceremonies these days but for athletes it can add to the
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nerves and 4-6-year-old preparing to do combat live to the nation, the weapons of choice, well, this is the first ever international festival devoted to chop sticks and some thrives and some wilt under the pressure, some enjoy the lime light just a little too much. but one girl stands out, ice cool a class above six-year-old is crowned south korea's chop stick prodigy. >> translator: i practice with my mom a lot so i was able to move lots of beans. i practiced a lot. >> reporter: it's all art of an annual festival linking south korea with a japan and china and decided to make the most of a shared culture going back 2000 years. >> translator: and the culture we can hopefully open a new future to harmony, coexisting
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and korean has a metal in flat sided and japanese sharp edged and sharper and i deal for fish and china are longer and easy to reach the plate. what you find here is a goldi locks and some are unwieldy and slippery and you can eat a lot of korean food politely with a spoon. back in the whole it's the final of team event and after days practicing with extra small beans victory is sweet. >> translator: i'm so happy my body could fly away, each put in the work. we practiced hard. >> reporter: with prize money of nearly $1,000 they can eat well and skillfully at the
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