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meets humanity. this is al jazeera the top stories on al jazeera. families in syria eating grass and leaves. people in the besieged toun say they're starving to death. e besieged toun say they're starving to death. terror as the mayor has comments that women should keep an arm's length away from
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strange men. the environmental disaster that has caused a state of emergency in an l.a. suburb. dying in slow motion. that's how people trapped in syria describe their situation. the mountain town has been besieged since jewel and the 30,000 residents are starving to death - july. viewers might find some of the images disturbing. >> translation: i am seven years old and i haven't eaten in more than a week. >> reporter: not only does he have no clothes, his body starved of nutrition has nothing more than skin covering his bones. he is one of more than 30,000
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syrians being starved to death. it has been under siege of the government forces for months now. there is no food or medicine here. the winter adds to the suffering. day by day they die with no-one either able or willing to come to their rescue. after seeing death by tanks, barrel bombs and chemical weapons, now syrians are experiencing it through forced starvation. the siege is being described as yet another war crime committed by president bashar al-assad's government and his allies. according to locals, hezbollah fighters control the entrances to the town preventing anything from going in. so people like this man are forced to eat whatever they can find. leaves and shrubs, but all that does is slightly delay the inevitable. death. a look into the eyes of children like these is all it takes to
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understand that humanity itself is being itself here and the rest of syria more than three million syrians have fled to neighboring countries to try and escape the war. standing in the mud at a refugee camp our correspondent. she is near a camp in a southern city. on the onset of harsh winter making life as a refugee even more difficult. what are they facing where you are? >> reporter: this is known as one of the best camps for syrian refugees in the whole region, but i was here in 2012 and really this has not changed. people are still coping in very difficult conditions. they had snow here in the last few days, but they're still living in small containers, one room and kitchen and a bathroom for each family. imagine trying to dry your
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laundry when the snow is on the ground. the question is that these people have been here so long, there's a worry that they will lose their identity. the governor was telling me there have been 1500 babies have been born since this camp was built. the children here know nothing else than living in a refugee camp. their attitude here is this may be a good refugee camp, but 95% of them still want to go back to syria we were looking at jamal's report a moment ago. horrific scenes coming out of syria. what are you hearing about the situation there? >> reporter: we've been talking to people in the camp about that. that's pretty much what they're talking about because they've all seen the television pictures. one man said who has not seen those television pictures. the split reaction is to watch it happen and how it helps you get to them. one man says he believes that
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the rebel fighting group, who are based in that area, should be breaking that siege, the siege that has been brought about by the syrian regime forces and hezbollah, but another man said why can't they drop humanitarian aid in, why can't the coalition be trying to keep those people alive. everybody knows they're starving, so why isn't anyone doing something about it that's the question. thank you for that. lebanon, one of the countries taking in a large majority of syrian refugees, many of them have been there in the valley for an extended period of time. what are they facing this winter? >> reporter: that's right. there's more than a million syrian refugees in lebanon and most of them are living in conditions like this. you can see behind me these are some of the makeshift camps that
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people are living in. there are concerns because of the start of winter now. there was a storm not long ago and it has melted the snow now, but people still have to live here. they need plastic sheeting. you can see this yellow covering which helps keep things water proof. we spoke to the u.n. and they said they need more of that. they haven't got enough sheeting, blankets as well and stoves and fuel how is it that the u.n. is planning on helping the refugees this year in 2016? >> reporter: the u.n., of course, are doing what it can, but it started a year on a downfall because they only got half the funding they needed for the lebanese situation of syrian refugees. so they've made a new appeal. they've asked for 2.48 billion dollars to help people, but they're concerned they are not
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going to be getting enough of that money as well because the refugee situation is so bad across the new reason. i don't know if you can see properly, but there's a few kids running aaround as well. some of them haven't got proper shoes on and there's mud. there's health concerns. people might be getting disease spread and if they don't get the funding there could be sick people here as well thank you for that update from the beqaa valley in lebanon. we have breaking news. gunmen have opened fire on a tourist bus in egypt. security are saying there were no deaths in the incident. we will give you the information as soon as we get it. moving to china, it has suspended trading on its stock market after share prices plunged. markets across the region have been dragged lower by the turmoil and uncertainty.
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adrian brown, he will tell us what is happening there? >> reporter: it has been a really bad week for chinese stock markets. the week is not over. we still have friday to go. of course, friday will be the test of the new measures that have been introduced by china's security regulatory commission to try to instill some confidence in this very jittery market. what they did on thursday was to limit, to restrict big companies from selling shares. they had been told they can only sell 1% of their shareholding during the next three months. this is an extension of a moratorium that was introduced six months ago when we last had severe turmoil on china's stock markets. that was brought in to protect individual small investors. today we met some of those small
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investors at a trading house in beijing and asked them what they thought was happening to their stock market at the moment, whether they understood what was happening to china's economy and one said he thought the government was doing what it can but it's not sophisticated, it doesn't have a full understanding of the problem, it needs a bit more experience. what happened on thursday, well, the market fell by more than 7%. that was enough for these new circuit breakers to kick in. this is the system that automatically shuts down trading. the second time that it has happened this week. on thursday in total just 15 minutes of trading was possible. now, what caused the market to drop so much on thursday? well, continuing concern over china's currency, the yuan, which ask at its lowest level since 2011. also the fact that north north korea says it detonated successfully a hydrogen bomb on wednesday didn't help matters
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much either, but i think there's probably more concern among investors about what is happening in the middle east. those deepening diplomatic tensions between iran and saudi arabia. now, it's worth pointing out that the stock market is an indicator of china's economy, but it's not the indicator we also saw a fall in other stock markets around the world like in dubai, for example. one of them. so how much worry is there over global contagion? >> reporter: well, china's economy is now connected to the rest of the world. this may not have happened 15/20 years ago. remember china has only had stock markets for 25 years. this is a problem that is quite new to them, having their market fall in this way. they are, in a sense, operating in a whole new area. but certainly on friday it's going to be really judgment day in a sense for china's stock
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markets. if they continue to fall, if the markets are forced to close again, then i think the government is going to have to reassess whether these circuit breaksers are, photographic, the-- perhaps, the right tool. the threshold in which these circuit breakers operate are just too low, they might have to be raised. i think possibly in the coming days you may see some sort of refinement of this system thank you for that update. china has confirmed that 11 workers trapped in a mine in its north-west region have all died. their bodies were found in a coal mine a day after it collapsed. 38 workers who had been inside the privately-run pit are said to have escaped. here with the news hour, and coming up we're in france where the nation is marking one year since the "charlie hebdo" attacks. plus a fridge that tells you
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when you stock up. just one of the many new devices unveiled at the consumer electronics show. at sport we have reaction to the test cricket's announcement he will resign. first, an emergency has been declared in a suburb of the u.s. city of l.a. after a methane gas leak started making people sick. the leak began in late october. since then thousands of families have been relocated. >> reporter: this is what an environmental disaster looks like. a massive natural gas leak spewing gas into the air. down wind of the leak, the porter ranch, 28 miles north of l.a. >> it is just impossible to go outside. we have to close all the doors,
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outline the windows. >> reporter: first came the smell. >> i thought i left the barbeque on. >> reporter: this couple say in the beginning the stench was annoying. then irritating. then sickening. >> our one daughter has had three sin us infections in the last two and a half months, another daughter is continuously coughing and the other one has bad migraines >> reporter: the leak is coming from a blown well at the natural gas storage facility. first detected on october 23, the leak has continued to release methane for the past nine weeks. that's enough to equal the carbon footprint of 300,000 cars on the road for one year. since the leak began, other residents have also complained of headaches, nose bleeds and breathing problems. two schools have been closed,
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thousands have been forced from their homes and if you drive through porter ranch it looks for like a ghost town than a vibrant community celebrating the holidays. there are so many residents in need of assistance. a resource center has now opened. the gas company has agreed to pay for temporary housing but is unable to keep up with the demand. >> there is a line out from the center every day. some 300 people waiting to get answers >> reporter: this council member is also trying to get answers. porter ranch is in his district >> how does something like this happen in today's environment where we have technology that we can monitor these kinds of situations? why does it go so unchecked for so long? why are the regulatory teeth not there? >> reporter: are you able to get answers to these questions? >> no. i'm not >> reporter: the gas company says it's working as fast as possible to stop the leak, but with no safety shut off valve
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drilling a relief well is the only option and that will take months >> shut it down. >> reporter: residents say they need help now. the city of l.a. has filed suit against the gas company for its handling of the leak. the state tells al jazeera it is launching an investigation into the cause of the leak and the gas company's response, but for thousands of families, that does little to help them breathe easier as methane gas continues to escape into the air above their homes we're just taking you live to paris. that is the french president francois hollande and he is speaking at the commemoration. >> translation: the 40 victims of the supermarket and also those who prevented further attacks by carrying out the raid
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in st denis. those who were armed in the lightest possible way defended bataclan and who managed to free the two hostages and to kill the men who held them. i would like to salute all the forces involved who assisted us in all these efforts. i would just like to say that we wont to express our gratitude for all these actors and we would like to salute the police force, the military men, the service men, who every day,
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every night patrol our streets, make sure that public places, public offices, shrines, places of worship are protected, airports, and indispensable duty and tasks which they carry out in order to defend us against possible attacks. also the police officers who investigate and above all the judges who are constantly investigating such crimes. ladies and gentlemen, you represent here in this courtyard all our joint duties and you protect us and throughout the
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events which happened in january you have accompanied us and i solute your commitment. ladies and gentlemen, you protect the french nation, you protect also the french way of life and our freedom. it is precisely this freedom which the terrorists want to attack because our culture, our joy inspires only hatred in them the president francois hollande speaking at the commemorations marking the first anniversary of that "charlie hebdo" attack a year ago as well as a jewish supermarket.
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francois hollande is still speaking right now. what is the message that he wants to send to people in france? >> reporter: well, obviously, his immediate audience is the police officers themselves. he named the three officers who died during that week of attacks in january a year ago and also went on to salute the further work that is being done by the police since on november 13 when there were those more recent attacks in paris. we're also expecting him to outline new measures which he hopes to introduce, get passed into law which will give the police further powers to fight against organized crime and also against acts of terrorism. in fact, one of the real questions that has been asked in france in recent months is how after the attacks in paris, a year ago, which clearly caused a state of alert to be set in and
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a lot more security forces to be brought out onto the streets, how despite that did we still found ourselves in the situation at the end of the year that another attack could be perpetrated. >> reporter: the french president unveils a plaque outside the newspaper's headquarters. it was on january 7 last year that two armed men broke into the newspaper's offices killing 11 people inside and a police officer on duty outside. the attackers were later named as these men. both brothers had been known to intelligence agencies but were not apparently considered a high priority. the government rushed through new security measures in the aftermath of the attacks. laws were passed to give intelligence services wider surveillance powers, but those agencies are faced with an overwhelming task bearing in mind the hundreds of french
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citizens who went to fight in syria and iraq and then returned home. >> who are we monitoring? what are the krit i can't? -- criteria? because these people know very well the current criteria that the intelligence is using to detect, trying to detect or to stop. so they adapt their systems to stay under the radar. >> reporter: the government also promised to tackle the causes of radicalization by focusing on young people in disadvantaged neighborhoods. a year on the leading members of the muslim community say if anything the government response is neckaching matters-- making matters first >> they want a divided society. look at how we are reacting today. a fragmented society. a government acting with security measures failing to address the deeper social issues
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leading to road accidented ka kalisation. >> reporter: what should the authorities be doing to start tackling the causes of radicalization? >> more integration, freedom jobs and opportunities. >> reporter: intelligence mistakes, inadequate resources and a failure to address the root causes of radicalization. this fatal combination left the way open for the attacks of november 13. much deadlier and wider reaching than the events of january as this goes on today, just tell us a little bit about the mood over there in paris. >> reporter: well, of course, the mood in paris has been more immediately affected by those attacks on november 13. it seems only a few weeks back it that there were services of homage, services of homage to
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pay attribute to the 130 people killed on that night. obviously, france is still in a state of emergency, although people are, to a large extent, back to their normal routines. this is not something that can be easily forgotten. clearly we're still expecting the government to introduce new measures. there have been promises to recruit more police officers, train more intelligence services, improve cooperation with other intelligence agencies across europe and across the world, but these are, obviously, not things that can happen quickly thank you. an update on the european winter because it hasn't reached everywhere, has it. >> reporter: no. it ended five to ten degrees above normal. that has changed. let me show you some pretty pictures which shouldn't look
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quite like this. it looks beautiful, lovely. you get that when it is about minus 10 or 15. down here the water fall was frozen. you don't expect to see that like the averages here. what you were looking at the conditions that appeared almost over night at the beginning of the week. so we have a temperature of minus 15 was as warm as it got and minus 16 in minsk. the weather is still prevailing from the west. injecting warmth across the black sea and that has over ridden the cold weather. if you do that, you tend to get snow and quite a lot. it is reaching west. it has fallen in germany. we had freezing rain in the netherlands. this is a picture in berlin just
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yesterday. that's about as far as it's going to get. those who are waiting for snow, there is more to come here at least thank you. the u.n. has threatened new sanctions against north korea after claims of a successful hydrogen bomb test. south korea says it will resume propaganda broadcast on loud speakers on the border with north korea. >> reporter: allies are rededicating their resolve the day after north korea's bold declaration that it had joined the small group of nations with a hydrogen bomb. the defense minister says is not true. calling wednesday's detonation a failed test of an h bomb. persist obama spoke to the leaders of the two nations most threatened by the test. south korean and of chap an. in telephone calls on thursday morning he said close
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collaboration would continue. the three nations will work together for a strong and united international response. south korea's defense minister says his u.s. counterpart has pledged what he calls an iron-clad defense commitment. the two defense chiefs agreed that north korea should pay a proportional price for the provocation. some feel that the h-bomb statement is a bluff directed at the u.s. and to increase the impact of the test and part of a long-term plan by north korea. >> the they want the wall to get used to the-- the world to get used to the idea that north korea is a nuclear country. if they have nuclear tests every few years, sooner or later the world will accept them as a nuclear power. >> reporter: long-term plan or not, south korea is reacting
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now. because of the test officials said they're starting a system of loud speakers along the border to broadcast anti-government messages into the north. for the safety of its citizens, south korea announced it is restricting access to the joint industrial complex along the border with north korea. china has criticized its ally north korea for disregarding international opposition to nuclear tests. another u.n. security council resolution to authorising further sanctions against the government is in the works. previous resolutions have been ineffective at stopping north korea's nuclear program much more coming up on the al jazeera news hour, including a house divided. how a u.s. town is reacting to the occupation of a government building by an armed group. plus how hong kong's new food trucks could drive other street vendors out of business. in sport, the new york nicks and
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their losing streak. eak.
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you're with the al jazeera news hour. the top stories. tens of thousands of people along syria's borders who have fled the war are struggling to feed themselves and stay warm. aid agencies say many are dying from hypothermia. for the second time this week chinese shares have plunged.
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the uncertainty has spread around the world. president francois hollande has phrased the security-- praised the security forces from the "charlie hebdo" attacks a year ago. he says the terrorists acts continue to weigh on the country. we're talking about syria and families in the country being forced to eat grass and leaves. people in the besieged town say they are starving to death. let's talk about this. crossing to damascus, a spokesperson for the international committee of the red cross. the reports coming out from there seem to be horrific. we're reporting families eating leaves, they're having to resort to eating grass. what are you hearing about the situation there? are you able to confirm this
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information? >> well, when we went to there, and from our contacts in the besieged towns in the north, already in act we hearing about very dire humanitarian situation on the ground from lack of foot, lack of medicines. that was october. now we expect that the situation for those towns and other areas in syria, because we're talking about four million people living in very dire conditions how can you clarify this information when there is a siege on this city? >> say it again? how do you clarify the information and how difficult might it be for clarification when there is a siege on the city? >> first of all, we managed to
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have contact in those towns with representatives of the local communities there. it is our utmost priority to deliver more humanitarian aid in the days to come. we are trying to negotiate access to those four towns because the situation is really concerning there what more can you tell us about these negotiations that are taking place? >> for syria it is a very complicated country to do the humanitarian aid. it requires coordination, it requires permission, it requires dpoeshgs with all the actors involved in fighting on the ground. for now we are in touch with all those concerns and we will continue to push for access and we would be lady to bring aid to
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those towns and hopefully in the future to more harder to reach places maybe you know about the situation of 12,000 refugees that were stranded on the border with jordan, do you know about their status at this point? >> i'm the spokesperson for the icrc in syria and i do not have the first-hand information about people stranded there at the moment what is the effect that winter is having on syrians inside syria as well as refugees in bordering countries? >> yes. you're absolutely right, the winter made hundreds of thousands of people in syria already more vulnerable.
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we are in the middle of a very cold period, especially here in the country. many people found it very, very difficult to keep their houses, resorting to desperate solutions, to heat their houses by burning items. very little food is also available. people are worried-- people are left without electricity for days, months. there are little running water. the winter will see the syrian people suffer the most thank you for speaking to us from damascus in syria. at least 40 people have been killed following an attack on a military training center in libya. a truck bomb hit the site in the town of zliten. civilians were among the injured.
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they were taken to a nearby city. elsewhere in libya, huge fires raging at one of the country's biggest oil ports. five joint oil storage tankss have been set alight. >> reporter: firefighters are struggling to control the blaze at the oil terminal in eastern libya. it started as a result of shelling by i.s.i.l. fighters. at least five oil storage tanks are affected. >> translation: i appeal to the national oil company and also to the united nations. if there is any kind of response, even little help or support for us because we're dealing with a big issue here and we're facing a disaster. an environmental disaster and an economic disaster. >> reporter: i.s.i.l. fighters have been attacking the terminal since monday. the armed group targeted the facility in october but failed to gain control of it. this time the attack is more coordinated. it is being defended by guards who so far have stopped i.s.i.l.
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fighters from entering the terminal, but that defense has come at a price. some guards have been killed and many others injured. they're being treated in this hospital >> translation: we have had casualties and losses. 30 men were wounded. the enemy has nowhere to take the wounded but thank god our wounded are here. >> reporter: i.s.i.l. fighters have taken advantage of the power vacuum in libya. if they gain control of this area they will be more difficult to defeat >> there is a real danger that if in libya they were able to gain control of oil producing facilities, they would find a way to sell it and that would generate money to it to allow them to even form a quasi-state of the sort that we see in syria and iraq, in northern libya. >> reporter: libya has been in conflict since the 2011 uprising.
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the government, the general national congress, is one of two rival administrations. the other is the u.n. recognised government based in the eastern city of athat bruk. last months they signed agreement to work together but there has been little progress. the u.n. is urging them to unite and form one government before i.s.i.l.'s ideology spreads british prime minister david cameron says that he is more confident on e.u. reforms. speaking in bavaria he said discussions are going well and he feels there is goodwill among other leaders. he stressed that europe needs to change. >> i would like to secure the future of britain in a reformed european union, but this reform is swilgts. britain-- vital. we have issues with the way e.u. works today and my negotiation is dealing with each of those issues. making sure that we're in europe for cooperation and to work
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together, but we're not part of an ever-deepening political union. making sure that europe is adding to things rather than holding back our competitiveness german police are being criticised sized for their handling of a series of attack against women that took place on new year's eve in col negotiation ne. the attacks are inflaming the refugee situation there. police have so far identified three possible suspects. about a hundred people protested at the train station to counter a small and tight migrant demonstration. more women have now come forward saying that they were sexually assaulted and robbed. >> translation: i thought to myself if we stay here, they could kill or rape us. there was no-one around to help us.
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all i wanted was to get out. >> translation: i tried to somehow defend myself. i tossed my arm backwards. because of that i almost fell down the stairs. there were so many people that i no longer was in control of myself, where to go or how to defend myself. >> translation: they felt like they were in power and they could do anything with the women out in the street. they touched us everywhere thousands of cuban migrants stranded in krota rica could be continuing their journey to u.s. a small group will fry out next tuesday under a deal with several central american countries. >> reporter: the wait for nearly 8,000 cuban migrants stuck here might finally be nearing an end. details of a plan for central american countries to help them continue their journey to the u.s. were finally released on
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wednesday. >> translation: the foreign minister announced the plan at a conference in the capital where he was joined by representatives from the u.n. and the international organization for migration. the pilot program is set to begin with a single flight on january 12. 180 cubans will pay for a flight to el salvador and bus ticket to mexico. the 550 also covers central american visas. >> translation: we've been very clear from the beginning. either the government of costa rica is going to pay for the cost. >> reporter: the migrants have been stranded since november 15 when nicuagura refused to give them visas on their way. cubas benefit from an old and some critics say outdated law, that allows them to apply for residency if they make it to the
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united states. no other migrants have that right. this woman is five months pregnant and wants to get to the u.s. soon. >> translation: i was going to leave before i got pregnant. everyone says i was crazy for risking my life and my child, but the truth is i am doing it for my baby who will thank me one day. >> reporter: migrants find ways to pass the time, but what they really want is to be back on their way north. officially say they don't-- officials say they don't know when other flights will follow. it will be at least a week after the pilot flight on january 12. it is a waiting game for these migrants here. no-one has told them when they might be going or who might be the first to go. >> translation: there has been a total lack of information. they will tell you you're going next week and on monday they will tell you it's wednesday,
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and on wednesday they will say on friday, and then no-one turns up to tell you. there is no reliable information. >> reporter: officials hope to win the trust of these sceptical migrants once these flights get underway in libya at least 65 people have been killed following an attack on a military training center there. this is according to at the time newing who has-- news agency. civilians are among the injured and they were taken to hospital in the nearby city. that death toll rosing to at least 65 people. the u.s. has transferred two yemeni men who were imprisoned at guantanamo bay to ghana. they were captured in afghanistan and held without charge for nearly 14 years. they were accused of training with al-qaeda and fighting with the taliban. ghana has given permission for
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the men to stay for two years subject to security clearances. 105 prisoners remain in the u.s. base in cuba. local residents in oregon have told the armed group who have occupied the refuge to go home. >> reporter: it was standing room only for the first time since armed militia men occupied buildings in a wildlife refuge to force the federal government to turn over land to local ranchers. those very same ranchers and their families met to figure out if they want the militia men here or not. in a spaul town of burns oregon the local sheriff was clear where he stood >> i'm here to ask those on folks to go home. >> reporter: many agreed with the sheriff saying the time was up >> we're in trouble if we don't tell these people to pack up their stuff and go home.
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>> reporter: but some ranchers are thankful the militias are bringing attention to their fight. >> i just came from there and i talked to them and they are not hurting a damn thing down there, but they brought us all together. they're waking people up. so i think they're going to work this out. they just are making a statement for us to wake up. >> reporter: but with the militia men heavily armed and threatening to defend things if police run them out, the threat of violence and blood shed is not far off, so schools and government buildings in town have been shut down for safety reasons. with no end in sight to the standoff and deep divisions in the town, emotions sometimes boiled over. >> and my boots are shaking, but i am proud of who i am. i'm proud to be a rancher and
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i'm not going to let some other people be my face. i am me. this is my home. the sheriff didn't have many answers, and after the nearly two-hour meeting ended, people milled about asking the same question. what next? nobody here had a clear answer. many remain anxious and worried. >> it's clear that these are people that are united for the love of their community but also still very divided on how to end the militia occupation that everybody here says has gone on too long smart refrigerators, smart mouse traps and other items at the technological show.
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>> reporter: this is the buzz word at ces, a world where nearly every aspect of everyday life is computer controlled and inter effected. --ing - interconnected. basch showed off a cloud connected refrigerator that tells you when to stock up. >> there's a camera in the fridge. you can look up with your app the last photograph that was made from the inside of your fridge. >> reporter: from this display panel every device in the home can be remotely controlled. these are the first steps on the road to a fully wired world says iot consultant elizabeth. >> we have about five connected devices in our home and in five years we will have 500. so think about that. everything will be connected. >> reporter: including the clothes on our backs.
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hexoskin makes a shirt with tiny senses. >> we record everything about your arteries, your respiration. you just wear the shirt and don't feel anything. >> reporter: this is a high-tech monocle to play games on the go or stream video to a friend a world away >> you can stream the vision that you see. >> reporter: some wonder will advanced technology fundamentally change humanity >> we're encapsulating the human species inside technology. you're going to see implantables, you're going to see exoskeletons where you're entire body is covered by a computer. what does it mean to be human? >> reporter: those are hard questions, but there are answers here for smaller ones too. remember the old pro verb, build
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a better mouse trap appeared the world will beat a path to your door? a company did that >> when the mouse goes in, it is - it detects the mouse through the two plates and then delivers enough current to quickly eliminate the mouse. i get a text message that tells me the garage just caught a mouse >> reporter: somebody still has to do the yucky task of getting the mouse out? >> yes. >> reporter: maybe humans are still necessary for some things after all still to come on the al jazeera news hour, golfer jason day admits he suffered vertigo more than once last season. son.
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traditional street food vendors in hong kong are getting ready for a new challenge. american-style food trucks aimed at tourism are to be introduced. critics are arguing that authorities should be doing more for the traditional vendors >> reporter: his nickname is the iron chef, able to use two woks at once on his traditional food store. operating in the same location for 50 years, he took over running it from his father.
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>> translation: hong kong is the birth place of this stall. ordinary restaurants don't cook in the traditional style that we do and it's important to keep it alive. >> reporter: but it is proving harder to do. the number of stalls has declined instead lee. long hours, toiling over pots in rough and ready street venues is far less attractive to a younger generation. >> reporter: although the government stopped issuing licences for new stall decades ago, it has in recent times relaxed the rules allowing stall holders to pass them on to their extended families. that might help keep this hong kong tradition live, but many feel the government wouldn't mind a much smarter street style alternative. >> reporter: enter the food trucks. the government is planning to introduce mobile street outlets similar to ones operating in the u.s. as a way of increasing tourism >> translation: it is good for western food, but hard to cook traditional chinese food from a
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van >> reporter: some critics say this promotes foreign food instead of home-grown cuisine. like many in hong kong, this girl and her friends welcome the new vans and say they will try them. they add there's nothing wrong with the humble stall >> we're not in a five-star hotel. the environment is okay. we grew up here >> reporter: for many in hong kong the stall still offers the food of comfort in these fast-changing times time for sports with andy. >> reporter: thank you. his status as the favorite to win the fooler of the world next week. he scored twice after going behind. this game also saw two making their debuts following a transfer bandanna. meanwhile they're scarring in
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this four one first leg win. in the english league cup everton will take a two one league into the second leg of their final. lukaku's 19 goal. >> everything is the way that we played eye to eye against a very, very good side. considering that goal that it was a really good counter-attack, i thought the winning mentality that we showed to get back and win the game was very impressive. i thought it was one of those examples of how far we've gone. >> we lost one-to-one. i think that is a bad result, but that means that we have to win at home one nil. so i think that we are able to play the final. >> reporter: a new captain.
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the realisation of a lifelong team. the captain stepped down after the game with england. he says he can be greater value to the team as a fully focused batsman. the team suffered a heavy series defeat in india. they are one down in this four-match series. >> the decision has been based that i think somebody else could do a better job. i've always wanted to be somebody least on the front end. i think a lot of captains have managed to do that. everybody goes through a small patch, but that is part of any life >> reporter: pakistan boweler has been granted a visa by new zealand for his team's upcoming limited overs tour and spent three months in jail. in september the 23-year-old completed a five-year playing ban and he is now set to make
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his international return. the captain has given him his backing. >> translation: he has served his punishment. he is playing cricket now, so i think he should be given a chance and i've always had a soft corner for him in my heart. >> reporter: between australia and the west indies finished in a draw. this match badly affected by the weather. there was time on the final day for david warner to fit the fastest ever century recorded. it was coming off just 82 balls. jason day is close to the top of the golfing world, but the australian says he fears vertigo could undermine his efforts in 2016. the world no.2 very publicly struggled with dizziness at the open last year and the pga champion admitted he dealt with it at st andrews. a day in hawaii, the game of
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champions >> i was a little dizzy that day and it mapped on the saturday of the championship. i just kept my mouth shut about it because i knew it would open up another can of worms. since then i've been fine. i've been very - making sure that i've been trying to stop on it. you can't really control it. it will come back when it wants to. >> reporter: in the nba, the nicks won the 8 to 90 in-- 98 to 90 in florida. a top score for 25 score who are on a three-game winning streak. the dakka really, a 12th rally title. he finished ahead of his team
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mate. he is the overall leader in the standings. 11 minutes behind, third overall. the chicago blackhawks won again their rivals. it was a three one win. a bit of a brawl between the two teams. no-one was squaring up to this man, putin. he joined up with former russian in a training session. he took up the game four years ago. he was allowed to score a goal there before heading off to pose for some photos. plenty sport from me thank you for watching the news. we will be back in a moment with more news aal jazeera.
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