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this is al jazeera. hello. welcome from our headquarters in doha. 60 minutes of news and comment today. a shia cleric and al-qaeda preacher are among 47 men executed by saudi arabia for terror offences. a protest in relation to those
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executions. the yemen's truce is over. the houthi rebels are accused of violating the ceasefire. also quality education for all is one of the u.n.'s globe algoals. we have a special report from nigeria. top story. protests have broken out in a can after the execution-- tehran after the execution of nimr al-nimr and an al-qaeda preacher faris al-zahrani were among 47 men ex-accused in relation to terrorism charges. the police managed to disburse the protesters, but there are reports that some still remain outside. the foreign ministry calling for calm. iran's supreme leader has condemned the executions posting a tribute to cleric nimr al-nimr
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on twitter. saudi arabia's state news agency says iran's ambassador in riyadh has been summoned over hostile comments on social media. people have also taken to the streets in an eastern city t there have also been protests in area areas. >> reporter: these are some of the 47 men executed in saudi arabia. they were convicted of carrying out terrorist attacks. they included this man nimr al-nimr a prominent shia cleric who was a central figure during shia protests in saudi arabia which intensified in early 20 # 1. among them was a leading al-qaeda preacher faris al-zahrani. human rights criticized the executions but saudi arabia say the men received a fair trial. >> translation: the judiciary are objective and we deal objectively with the cases on
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merit. there is no difference between what a person does regardless of his ethnic origin or affiliation or what he believes. we deal with facts and criminal intent. >> translation: last year a special court in riydadh sentenced nimr al-nimr for death for se addition and bearing-- se addition-- s refreshings dition. many of the others such as faris al-zahrani had been linked to attacks in the kingdom between 2003 and 2006. said to have been carried out by al-qaeda. >> it has made sure that there is no difference between any form of terror, as long as as it's threatening people, its cities and economy, it will take care of it and deem with it
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swiftly. it doesn't matter whether it is a shia or sunni source of terror. >> reporter: a warning was that dire consequences will flow if nimr al-nimr was executed. it it was said saudis will pay a high price. >> it will ignite the soft spots in the region, particularly in bahrain and others. it wouldn't be a surprise. >> reporter: following these latest executions, more may still be on the way. at least 2200 similar cases are still to be heard in saudi arabian courts. rob matheson many other nations around the world have also reacted to those executions in saudi arabia. the united states is warning that such actions risk exacerbating sectarian tensions and is calling on riyadh to
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respect rights. there have been protests both in peabody pakistan and kashmir. they say nimr al-nimr execution will have consequences. nimr al-nimr's death has been called an assassination. a ceasefire in yemen is today officially over. the truce began last month but had been violated by both sides. the saudi-led coalition fighting against anti-government forces says the deal is no longer in effect. gerald tann has more >> reporter: government troops in yemen take aim at houthi fighters and those supporting the former president. it is feared battles could again ramp up after the saudi-led coalition supporting yemen's president announced the end to a ceasefire. in a statement it blamed the
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rebels for "attacks on the kin domestic's territories by firing ballistic missiles targeted saudi border post and hampering aid operations". all this shows their lack of seriousness and disregard for civilian lives as bell as their attempt to take advantage of the truce to achieve gains. the pause in fighting was announced on september 15 to coincide with u.n. sponsored talks in switzerland but little came of the meetings except agreement to talk about again in mid-january. it seemed the ceasefire existed only on paper with violations from both sides. >> if you remember, it was extended for one extra week and this week was never there. more for the media rather than for in reality on the ground over the last week. air strikes took place. there is no ceasefire. >> reporter: as the violence worse ens, so too the
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humanitarian situation. food is running low in the sfi of thies and an an going siege is blocking surprise from entering. >> translation: everyone knows who has control over these areas and the gateways. as a humanitarian agency, i don't have the right to direct blame to any particular side because our mission now is to get this aid in. that is why we are appealing to everyone. residents of thies are also calling for help. activists rallied to ask the u.n. to intervene to end, for the siege to end and the world not to forget them i.s.i.l. says it has gained control of an important bridge near fallujah near central iraq. this video shows bombing. the over pass is 80 kilometers west of the capital and is on
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the main highway connecting baghdad with syria and then jordan. the army says 11 members of its terrorism force have been killed in ramadi. they died in a antopol attack by-- suicide bomb attack by i.s.i.l. fighters in a government compound. some u.k. soldiers who served during the invasion of iraq in 2003 could be prosecuted for war crimes. the officer-in-charge has told the u.k. press serious allegations are now under investigation. the ministry of defense set up the unit to examine allegations of abuse, torture and murder. from london paul brennan reports. >> reporter: the british soldier filmed here abusing iraqi prisoners was subsequently jailed. nearly seven years after the end of u.k. combat operations in iraq, many other allegations of abuse and murder by british soldiers remains unresolved and unpunished. ihad chief told the independent
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newspaper: he went on: it now has a case load of more than 1500 alleged victims, including 280 said to have been unlawfully killed. the former commander of british forces in afghanistan believes ihad needs more support. >> there does need to be investigation where wrongdoing takes place, but there needs to be a far more effective means of screening out the spurious cases from the serious ones. >> reporter: human rights lawyers are critical that potential war crimes are taking so long to investigate. >> they are only actually investigating 45 of those cases. so statistically it doesn't look like they're actually being very effective and we do have lots of
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concerns about how effective they can be in the circumstances. >> reporter: although this detain detainee-- information showed many were abused, only one soldier was proved. claims were said to be without foundation. ity british ministry of defense issued a statement saying: the ferment of legal case-- number of legal cases continues to grow and ihad's ability to look into this is questionable. >> reporter: the complexity and sheer number of cases he is looking at risks overwhelming
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his team. that is bad news for the ministry of defense here in london because the m od set up the committee in fort to prevent the international criminal court at looking at the allegations. if ihad fails the icc is on stand by and we could see british soldiers facing trial in the hague one person has been killed and several others were injured after government forces bombed residential areas in syria. shelling were on guma and rural areas north-east of the capital damascus. air strikes were also launched on a village. syrian government fighter jets have attacked a town south-west of damascus. this shows the moment just after a barrel bomb attack. the police in israel have identified the suspect in friday's shooting in a bar as tel aviv. he has been named as main from
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northern israel. two people were killed and eight others were wounded when the 31-year-old opened fire. netanyahu visited the scene. his father apologised for his son's actions. >> translation: my son, i heard he was in tel aviv and did what he did. i did not raise him in this manner. i am sorry nor what he did. i personally on my own arrived to the police station and assisted all security bodies with all their direction directions in the occupied west bank thousands of mourners joined a funeral procession. the bodies were released. since october at least 131 palestinians and 21 israeli died in the near daily violence. plenty more still to come for you here on the news hour,
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including the republican presidential hopeful donald trump becomes the latest targets of the armed group al-shabab. plus a look at where the refugee crisis is taking european politics in 2016. >> it is amazing and that on the age of 30 years. >> reporter: wayne rooney claims a piece of history. that's coming up in the sports news with robyn in about half an hour two rival afghan taliban factions have agreed to a ceasefire. now, they split following the death of the former leader. the dispute over the new leadership disrupted peace talks with the afghan government in july. the two sides exchanged prisoner as part of a deal. al jazeera's correspondent has now more from kabul. >> reporter: it is very
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important afghanistan, agreement or disagreement. both is important for the future of afghanistan and for the future of afghan. now, if we take it on a peace talk t afghan government said that they would talk about a split. if these two groups gets together it will make it easier for afghan government to do peace with one joined group. with the upcoming fighting season afghanistan is known on taliban offensive which starts mainly in the spring in march. if these two groups get agree with each other and final agreement and if they fight against afghan government, then afghan government will say the strongest taliban than they are now. if they disagree with each other, these two groups will be fighting each other and it make
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easier for afghan government to fight them. so it is very important news and disagreement doesn't mean necessity have reached a final agreement with each other turning to india because an early morning attack on the air force base in india have left at least four gunmen and three soldiers dead. the battle lasted for several hours. it is located 50 kilometers from the border with pakistan. it is on the main highway linking the rest of india to indian administered kashmir. the air base in pathankot is home to mig 21 fighters jets and attack helicopters. >> reporter: the confrontation began around 3.30am with several men dressed in military uniform arrived in an official vehicle carrying guns and explosives. police cordoned off the space as soldiers confronted the gunmen inside. after a gun ballets which lasted
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several hours, all four gunmen were killed. security forces then began searching for more members of the group. the area was on alert after a senior police officer was briefly abducted earlier this week. >> translation: after a police officer's car was highjacked yesterday and today's attack, a red alert has been issued across punjab. we have barricaded the rods and are-- roads and checking the vehicles. >> reporter: the area is located between pakistan and kashmir. in july last year three men armed with guns and grenades were killed after they stormed the police station. in this laidest attack indian officials believe the gunmen are members of a known armed group based inside pakistan. the government is cautious and firm. >> translation: pakistan is our neighbour and we want peaceful relations, not just with pakistan but with all our neighbours. we want peace ares. any attack will get a befitting
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response from india. >> reporter: security agencies have been alert for attacks since the prime minister made a visit to his counterpart in pakistan which was seen as a huge diplomatic overtour. analysts say pakistan must take some responsibility for the attacks. >> they cannot abdicate and say that these are forces which are not under our control, meaning no state can abdicate from actions of its own citizens, whether they are non-state or otherwise. >> reporter: talks between india and pakistani officials are expected later this month. scheduled talks have been called off following previous attacks. there's no word yet if that would happen in this case the indian prime minister narenda modi praised troops defending that base. >> translation: the enemies of
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humanity who can't whitesidesstands india's progress has tried to blow up an air base. i congratulate the security forces who defeated them and pay attribute no those who laid down their lives a suicide bomber mass killed three people. a palace office used by journalists. no claim of responsibility yet. the somali armed group al-shabab has used a clip of the u.s. presidential hopeful donald trump in his latest recruitment video. it shows, who was killed by u.s. drone strike in 2011, telling muslims living in the west to fear a wave of prosecution. it cuts to donald trump in a rally. he has made many comments about muslims. the clip is from december when the donald trump called for a total and complete shut down of muslims entering the u.s. in november he said he would
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consider a monitoring database system to keep track of them in the states. donald trump also said he would be in favor of a surveillance program top monitor mosques across the u.s. where he said bad things are happening. an international security analyst says donald trump is playing into the hands of armed groups looking to recruit fighters. >> oifth it is significants in the sense that donald trump is now turned out to be the poster boy for al-shabab's latest recruit many efforts to bring muslims around the world to support this jihadist cause. this is significant because it speaks to something that critics have been saying for a while, people who have been observing donald trump's campaign, that this kind of far right extremist sympathising, this very exclusionary politics which does racialise politics and demonise a particular religious group
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false into the strategies that jihadists are precisely hoping to kind of accelerate. they want to see more division between non-muslims and muslims the russian ban on turkish goods has now come into effect. it was imposed after turkey shot down a russian fighter jet in november. fruit, vegetables and poultry from turkey are all included. charter plights from turkey have been stopped and moscow has suspended its visa free arrangement with are car are. -- ankara. >> reporter: this man owns this farm in the southern turk issuing city. he grows-- turkish issue. he grows lemon, line and m andarins which he exports to russian consumers. a fight months ago he grew more plants in the hope of doubling his profits.
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recently, russia imposed economic sanctions against turkey for shooting down one of its fighter jets near president syrian border. he is now worried about what this means for his business. >> translation: sanctions will be harmful for us. people like me are hearing that citrus prizes are declining because of russia banning our products. all those involved in this business feel the impact. >> reporter: this is the wholesale market. local produce from here are shipped all over the world. citrus is one of turkey's main exports. a business worth almost one billion dollars. a third of these exports go to russia. it is the farmers who are likely to suffer because of the economic sanctions and they are all worried that they may no longer be able to sell their goods if the political crisis with russia continues. they all say that the government
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will has to be take action or there will be big losses. >> reporter: the formers are under pressure to finish harvesting citrus fruits before it gets cold. the region produces 75% of turkey's citrus products. these are seasonal workers mostly syrians and local villagers whose future is also uncertain. >> translation: the situation is bad. it is not good. our daily wage is very little and we come here very early, 3 o'clock in the morning until the evening. most of us are in debt and life is very expensive. >> reporter: this man was hoping to sell this harvest to iraq, but with instability in kurdish areas, the border crossings have been closed. he is now looking for buyers in istanbul. >> translation: it is not my job to find alternative markets. it is the governments or
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traders. fruits can't wait long in refrigerators. this product can not wait long in depots. we have commitments to worksers. >> reporter: the turkish govern has promiseed to compensate those affected by the russian sanctions, adding that it will also impose restrictions on russian goods. but until this dispute comes to an end, citrus formers like this man-- farmers leak this man will continue to worry about their future a professor of political science at the ise tan bull university. >> the measures are already being being felt. the price of agricultural produce that is not being shipped no russia has been
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coming down-- to russia has been coming down. there are many businesses, for example, turkish brands are particularly in the field of textiles and ready to wear clothes in shops in russia are very concerned. turkish firms that have construction works in russia are concerned, but one doesn't sometimes recognise that russia is also allowing some things to go in when it is important for russia to have them. like, apparently the russian automotive industries depend a bit on parts coming from turkey. so those have to be allowed. i think the russian government also allowed a number ofturkish firms that are in production processes in russia to be able to hire turkish officials, something that was banned but a
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number of firms were then named as being allowed to do that. this also holds true for some construction companies that have ongoing projects, so these sort of exceptions, the effects of the bans will spread over time plenty more still to come for you here on this news hour, including fears of more flooding in parts of the u.s. mid-west as flood defenses fail. a security move by senegal is making life even more hard for people depending on this crossing. nadal bids for the year's first tennis trophy. nnis trophy.
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>> elderly americans addicted to painkillers prescribed by doctors. >> have you ever thought about going off of your painkiller dosage? >> no. i don't know if i'd have the courage to stop it. >> but is it leading to abuse more than it's helping. >> he would prescribe what he felt was appropriate... the result, she died. >> faultlines checks into rehab to investigate who's responsible for the hidden epidemic. >> i was just doin' what the doctor's told me to do. welcome back. you're watching the news hour from doha. top stories from al jazeera. protest broken out after the execution of a shia cleric. both nimr al-nimr and an
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al-qaeda preacher faris al-zahrani were among 47 men executed on saturday after being convicted of terrorism charges. a ceasefire in yemen which began last month is today officially over. the saudi led coalition fighting against forces. somali group al-shabab has used a clip of donald trump in its latest recruitment video. it shows him calling for a ban on muslims entering the u.s. more than a million people fleeing war or persecution reached europe by sea in 2015. nearly 4 thousand people were killed and it is a crisis that has tested european unity. >> reporter: when writers commit to paper issues of 2015, they
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won't be short of anything to write about. hundreds of thousands running away from the horrors of syria and elsewhere. thousands drowned in over crowded terrifying crossings. the european union at odds with itself and others as to whether these are refugees at all let alone whether they should be helped to build new lives. increasingly newer members. etched u which argued that the refugees and migrants should be kept out to defend europe's christian traditions successfully shouted down germany and sweden which wanted europe to offer a lead on human rights. so was the year ended, the best clue as to what 2016 might have in store. turkey suddenly being groomed for a quicker entry into the european union in return for a plan to hold refugees inside its borders before necessity come to greece. in the same way the european union tried to convince african
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leaders that they could work together to create the conditions which would stem the flow of human traffic across the mediterrane mediterranean. >> over time the situation has changed. we are looking at a framework in which refugees are not only looking for immediate shelter are, but after two to four years in refugee camps, they look for a way for their lives and their own children. to open up education and working for the time they are staying in turkey is an important element. experts are warning that blocking some routes will only lead to others opening. perhaps north from the turkish black sea coast. it is lucrative for the smuggling gangs. human rights groups say not only will the e.u. plans not work but they're immoral. >> in turkey, refugees don't
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enjoy human rights at all. syrians enjoy some sort of protection, but 80% of all syrian kids in turkey don't go to school. syrians are not allowed to work legally and when we talk about people from iraq, afghanistan, iran, they're not allowed to get any protection in turkey, so that would be a huge point of concern for us. >> reporter: of course, the paris attacks changed european thinking enormously. another one hike it would make things even harder for the refugees. any sort of agreement between the west, russia and turkey on what to do about syria hardly looks likely. so as hard as 2015 was for all these people, there is every suggestion 2016 could be even harder. lawrence lee afghan is trying to escape the fighting make up the second largest group of refugees after
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the people from syria. the afghan crisis is in danger of being over shadowed. we spoke to the director for afghanistan and pakistan for the norweigan refugee council. >> the crisis has been going on for over three decades now. we are seeing a situation where there is a number of people who are now leaving the country and i think the issue is that it is now becoming largely a forgotten crisis because of the huge emphasis in syria and other areas, the situation in afghanistan is not seeing the same kind of attention that it should. the conditions in the country are continuing to be very, very difficult. the economic situation and security situation and there is a sense of hopelessness that we are seeing. i think particular i le in 2015 the situation has been quite challenging. at this point there is a
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difficult scenario when you talk about returns to the country. we are hearing that many are travelling the journey. the risk people are taking, they are going. this will only continue to increase as we go into this year, 2016 a man who rammed his car into french soldiers guarding a mosque doesn't appear to be linked to a terrorist network. that's according to investigators. a motorist was killed on friday. one soldier and a passer by were slightly hurt. he was a french man of tunisian accident senegal is on alert. security is being tightened at the border. he wants border controls reinstated in all countries. a report from the senegal mali border. >> reporter: along senegal 500
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kilometer land border with mali, there are two roads linking the country. this is used by trucks destined for the mali capital. migrants trying to reach europe travel through here too. the route is also used by armed groups planning attacks in the region. we can't show you the border guards because they don't want us to film. they fear it will compromise their safety, such is the level of concern. west africans can normally travel freely throughout the region as long as they have a valid valid passport. some have been here for hours, others like this man has been waiting for days to get into mali. >> translation: i fake this road all the time. now there are so many checks. this is slowing down our business. i've never seen anything like this. >> reporter: increased security checks were introduced after an attack on a hotel in bamako in november. 22 people died when gunmen
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stormed their hotel. prompting senegalese president to suggest reinstating border controls throughout west africa. he is also proposing on banning the burka. authority say the measures are justified so they can identify individuals more easily to prevent suicide attack. the suggested measures haven't made it to parliament yet, but they are already a source of heated debate. islam plays a key role in this country, so does economic ties with neighbouring west african countries. the president says these measures are necessary because the threat of attacks on senegal are real. senegal police recently made several arrests including the imam of this mosque. he is accused of having links with nigeria's boko haram, a claim worshippers strongly deny. they queues the government of attempting to destroy islam.
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>> translation: the state eye dollises values like secularism and republican laws. they are making a big mistake. as muslims we do not accept the law of the states. we only accept the rule of god. >> reporter: senegal has so far prevented any attacks. the government says it will take whatever steps necessary to protect its citizens, even if it causes inconvenience for some initial results have been released from the presidential election in the central african republic. they show that the former president has taken a narrow lead. the poll is seen as crucial to achieving stability after three years of violence between muslims and christians. one of taiwan's presidential candidate says the island needs to stop living in fear of confrontation with china. tsai ing-wen faceed off with two other candidates in the final dlait before the election in two weeks time. the relationship with china was a major focus of that debate.
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>> translation: taiwanese people need a government that is on their side so they can live without fear of confrontation. they need a government that can help them to solve their problem. in the past eight years people have lost their faith in government. they have also lost their trust in politicians. >> translation: here i am, appealing to the people in taiwan. please don't vent your anger by voting for tsai. i have a path of openness. tsai supports recklessness and a closed door policy. >> translation: if i'm elected president of the republic of china, i will be the leader to bring the people of taiwan out of the shadows and give them hope once again let's take a closer look now at the candidates. eric chu is a member of the k m t party. he supports outgoing president
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proceed china policy. tsai ing-wen is the dpp's presidential candidate. she has the biggest lead in the poll so far. if elected she will become the country's first female president and she has vowed to maintain the status quo between taiwan an china. the final candidate is the people's first party james soong. he unsuccessfully ran in the 2011 election and so started his own party. more on that debate. >> reporter: the reason why i think there's so much interest in these elections, the 6th since taiwan abecame a democracy 20 years ago, the first time in an election a woman is the clear front runner. she is tsai ing-wen, 59 yearlies old single and leader of the independence democratic progressive party which is why china is watching these
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elections so closely. if sympathy wins in two weeks time, she would become taiwan's first female president as well as the first female president in a chinese society. she has said she wants good relations with china, but worries that taiwan is becoming too economically dependent on beijing. in saturday's debate one of her rivals said she was becoming an isolationist and was taking day want down-- taiwan down the road to incertain. most believe that she won the debate. opinion polls give her a commanding lead over her two main rival candidates, but 25% of voters also remain undecided which means the election could still be a very close one over to the u.s. now because residents in missouri, illinois and arkansaw are cleaning up after days of record flooding along the mississippi river forced thousands of people to leave their homes. water has continued to rise and push further south threatening
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the states of tennessee, louisiana and texas. >> reporter: a massive clean up is under way in missouri after a spate of unusual winter storms and tornadoes flooded much of the state. aaccumulating water in excessive rain pushed water levels in the region above record. flooding homes. >> we didn't have much warning and it was coming up pretty quick. so yeah, i was just really scared. >> reporter: the u.s. army engineers fear self-levies may not be strong enough to hold hold the water back. counties in the neighbouring state of illinois have already been declared disaster area. national guard was called in to help with thousands of evacuations. there has been dozens of deaths. >> behind me you see a tiny fraction of the trail of destruction that the flood water has left: the rageing flood
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water has deposited debris. >> reporter: there has also been transportation chaos in the ohio river valley stretching as far as oak la home a. hundreds of roads and highways have been closed closed. almost a dolls levies have been over come. the damage so far is estimated in the hundreds of millions. >> the hope is this is all a bad dream. the worst dream that i could ever have. the fear is that i've lost everything. >> reporter: it is a fear not limited to the mid-western united states as water there resides it is accumulating and swelling further down the mississippi river and now threatening residents in the country's south. tennessee, louisiana, albe that
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as it maying a, kentucky and text aare prepping for the coming days. the most vulnerable have been advised to move to higher growns. still others are filling sands bags as they too try to protect their homes staying in the u.s. millions of low wage workers will begin their new year with a pay rise. the increase in 14 states follows two years of protests and a national debate on what the minimum wage should be. our correspondent from new york. >> reporter: this man lives with his parents and relies on government food assistance. even though he has held down a full-time job at mcdonald's for thee years. his pay is going up more than a $1 an hour this year to $10.50. thanks to a nationwide campaign to raise the minimum wage. >> basically, you know, me and my workers got fed up and an organiser came to talk to me and
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said enough is enough didn't i think and i said yeah. >> reporter: fast food workers backed by labor unions started a fight for $15 an hour two years ago. many joined the campaign highlighting the struggles after all low wage earners. they have convinced the cities to adopt a $15 minimum wage over time with smaller increases taking effect in 13 states this year. businesses have argued a higher minimum wage will force them to cut jobs. >> reporter: mcdonald's is the world's largest fast food restaurant, one of the most successful and recognizable global brand. yet it is said that corporate profits per worker mass been rising much faster than workers' wages. on according to a study more than half of these workers
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require government south koreans to get by. >> what that indicates is that taxpayers through the public benefit programs are basically subsidising the low wage cost model. low wage model of operating a business. >> reporter: this man says he is happy to have more money to spend in 2016, even though it will take two more years to reach $15 an hour. >> if you work a full-time, you should have minimum wage. period. >> reporter: he is vowing to continue the fight until all workers reach that minimum wage nationwide plenty more ground to cover here on the news hour including the copyright laws strike disorder with the music artists. robin has the sports new. all sorts of problems in the opening day of the second test in cape town. do stay with us.
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welcome back. the u.n. has started the new year with a resolution to improve the lives of millions of children. more than half of all children who aren't enrolled in school live in africa. the u.n.'s new sustainable development goals aim to change that. from nigeria our correspondent reports. >> reporter: this man struggles to keep his seven children in school because of continued strikes and poor facilities. he cannot afford private tutors,
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so he makes time to help them with extra lessons and homework. that is taking a lot of his time and energy. >> if i have the money, i would send them to a private school. if i had the money. >> reporter: this woman sends her two children to this private school. as a working mother, it is convenient. >> i can take care of my business, i can go around knowing fully well that the school is taking care of my child. >> reporter: children like hers have access to better learning facilities as they grow up. something private schools are providing as long as parents are willing to pay. >> when the child comes to the preschool, before entering their primary section, the child gets prepared in writing, reading, before they enter the basic school. >> reporter: the united nations wants to close this gap by ensuring that children all over the world have access to quality
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early stage child care and preschool education. the new sustainable development goals want to achieve this by 2030, but with a country struggling with shortage of schools and investment, that will be difficult. there are almost 11 million kids out of school here. most preschool education is run by private institutions in nigeria. regional governments already struggling to pay teachers have little or no interest in running it. >> i really think that governments should be doing less, not more. whatever the private sector, government should encourage them to do. >> reporter: for children of the rich will continue to have an edge over the poor widening a huge gap between the haves and the have knots in africa it is time for sports.
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>> reporter: arsenal managed to extend their league at the top of the english premier league. newcastle was beaten by one goal. the one nil win gives arsenal a two point advantage of a second place less-- over second place leicester city. >> it is very important to have points like today. it helps the team as well because we go for moments in the season again where we will not play well and the memory of having done that before and winning the game helps you to hang on sometimes. >> reporter: wayne rooney ended his drought. he has become the second top scoring in history with 188 goals. >> it is amazing. that so the age of 30 years,
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because you have to say that, of course, now we are playing much more matches, i think, but still, it is an achievement. >> reporter: west ham up to a win. they took a lead over just ten minutes after andy carol added the second goal. it's the fourth loss in 12 premier league games. the reds stands as 8 as a result. >> i could maybe say more, but my english is not good enough to give you all the information that is going around in me at this moment. i told the players immediately after the game summary not enough. >> reporter: for a third straight game leicester city have failed to score. sunderland have compounded bottom club, aston villa has goals with 82 and 85 minutes.
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the city come from behind to beat watford. madrid have stolen the top from barcelona. they defeat and capital identified on the result which they were held to their four drawing. they set 180 goals in 2015 but drew a blank against espanol. two points ahead of barce at the top of the table, so they do have a game in hand. real madrid a further two points back in third. they will face valencia on sunday. they have won six of their last 7 games. the manager was quizzd about a player involved in a car chase with police on friday. he was clocked at 200 miles per hour on the way from training >> this is a private issue. he is a good kid. he is serious.
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he has given us an explanation and i have nothing else to say. i insist this is a private issue and that is it. >> reporter: from football to tennis. nadal's 2015 was his season. he has now started the new year on the best possible note. he has won in abu dhabi. he is currently ranked 5th in the world. he secured the year's first trophy on offer. cricket. england, the second test in south africa. they chose to bat first. they made most of the conditions of the packed stadium. three and a half centuries. alex hale was first. joe stokes, another stand up performance from another who
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picked up three wickets. england are in the commanding position at the moment. they will resume. the visitors, of course, leave the series one nil >> this was actually a good wicket, good cricketing wicket. so it was very tough. i didn't feel great rhythm. you're bowling to good players as well on a wicket such as this. i top of that i haven't been well. so it was a bit of a fight out there, but it went okay. >> reporter: one of the world's most dangerous sporting events will get underway on sunday. it got the 7th edition of dakkar rally starting in argentina. back to back wins is being aimed for in the car category. 350 cars, trucks, motorcycles
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and quad bikes will compete in the 8,000 kilometer long race which finishes on 16 january. that's all really. thank you for watching. more later thanks very much. to guyana where sounds of a unique style. an joy dated music copyright law is behindering struggling artist there. >> reporter: the sound of widely acclaimed singer. recent it won top honors at a competition. neither the writer nor the singer is reaping the benefits. a copyright law dating back more than 55 years is said to be preventing artists in guyana from profiting from their effort. with that that is preventing the growth of the country's music industry. it becomes difficult for artists
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to really blossom. >> reporter: the laws of the books are resulted in a perfect breeding ground for piracy, which is so rampant here that roving kiosks like these blast music openly in the street. >> you are part of the problem automatically it's not a matter of choice because if you had to choose and there was a right and wrong, then i think most person would go to the right. if the system is such that there isn't anywhere else, it is a norm. >> reporter: it is a situation that is said to be also preventing local talent from emerging. an original cd by a local artist costs more than five times more than a world renowned artist. ist. necessity have no chance of succeeding in their own country. boot legers are not the only ones to blame. a finger is being pointed at its politicians. >> we create momentums for change, but they will be stopped at the doors of parliament or
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stopped at the doors of the political directorate. >> reporter: that state of affairs leaves musicians feel very discarpoolinged. >> i-- disoccur aged. >> i feel we should be getting the recognition and people holding you at the high place and yet you don't get the money that you deserve or whatever it is for the work that you do. >> reporter: elsewhere, music is central in promoting tourism and strengthening its sense of national identity. a simple change in a copyright law here could mean the same would happen in guyana 30 minutes of al jazeera world news for you top of the hour. also checkout al jazeera.com. com.
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