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announcer: this is al jazeera. hello, welcome to the al jazeera newshour live from our headquarters in doha. i'm je. coming up in the -- i'm elizabeth puranam. coming up. help is under way, a deal reached in syria to let aid in mexico begins the process of extraditing drug boss joaquin guzman to the u.s., following his recapture 6 months after a prison break police in the german city of
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cologne clash with far right demonstrators protesting new year's eve attacks on women, and in argentina, where a controversial figure is uniting many people horrific - that's how doctors without borders is describing the situation in syria. thousands are living in besieged areas. many are starving, forced to eat weeds, cats and dogs. aid cannot come soon enough. under a new deal much-needed supplies are expected to arrive on monday. people are struggling, families are burning furniture to keep warm. tens of thousands are starving. one of the worst affected areas, more than 40,000 people have been cut off since july, when it was surrounded by pro-government forces. sources say humanitarian groups
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have reached a deal with the government to allow aid into the town. supplies will be delivered to two rebel-held villages. amateur video, which we cannot verify, has been coming out of maddia, and this seems to show the extent of the suffering. >> 8th of the 1st, 2016, what's your name? >> noah. >> noah. how long have you been without food. >> four days. >> what have you taken from the hospital to survive? >> this packet. >> this packet of salt? let's talk to the spokesman from the world food program. an aid convoy due to reach the
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area on sunday has been delayed and should reach there monday. give us an idea how difficult it is to give aid to people in the war zone, with different groups battling each other. >> yes, it is diff particularly if we have to cross front lines, which we have to do. we must negotiate with the government, and factions controlling the roads on the way to the destination. it can take days, oaks, months to negotiate the convoys. we are on course for a departure, and delivery to maddia on monday. >> do the people of maddia have days, weeks, months. we are talking about the pictures of children starving. talk about the greatest needs in the besieged areas, and how aid
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groups help those that are sort offing. you can't just -- starving, you can't just go and feed them anything. >> correct. we have partners on the ground, we work with the arab-syrian red crescent. a partner in many parts of the country. they conduct assessments on our behalf. and we seek to provide support accordingly. in besieged areas it is difficult. there are 15 around the country. 440,000 in the conditions that the inhabitants, the residents of maddia find themselves inaya very harrowing pictures and stories, we are working hard to get in there in the next few days. >> more than 400,000 that you
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mentioned, what health problems will people in the besieged areas face because of starvation, lack of electricity medicines. what are their greatest needs? >> obviously all across the range. heath care is an issue. medicine, food. we will not know until we get in there. the pictures coming out paint a devastating picture of terrible suffering. and we will have a better idea when we get in there. hopefully that will be monday. >> spokesman for the world food program joining us from new york. thank you for your time. thank you. >> thank you well, staying in syria, activists say 57 people have been killed in russian air strikes in ayman. the footage is said to show alcohol tears putting bodies
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under the rubble. >> it was tone with a camera mounted on an aid workers helmet. russia began strikes, but activists accused moscow of targetting rebels. >> the violence forced more than a million syrians to take place in lebanon. many live in dire conditions, despite support from aid groups, caroline malone as more from the refugee camp. >> this 6-year-old has a serious burn across his face and head. his family cannot afford to buy wood. >> sometimes the wood gives off toxic fumes. >> i had put nylon and plastic shoes into the furnace overnight to keep us warm, and woke up with the tent on fire. by the time we put the fire out, my baby was burnt. >> part of the problem is syrians in lebanon, because of
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visa restrictions, can't earn. e -- they can't get jobs unless sponsored. >> we are displaced. where are my human right, look at the kids, no proper clothes. i have 10 people to take care of. i'm old, how can i feed them and keep them alive. >> the united nations appeals for international donations to help the syrian refugees. last year if received half of what it asked for meaning many refugees are having to go without. >> it's people in the refugee camps like this that are vulnerable. they don't have the basic things they need in the run up to winter. they need wood and fuel for the fire. and plastic sheeting. a syrian refugee family needs around $400-$500 a month to survive. many are getting a third of that.
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>> it's cold. water is leaking into the tents. look at the tarps, we don't have plastic to cover it for the rain. yesterday an ngo bought us a tarp. what can that do. the u.n. gives aid. it's not enough. we get $150, but it's not enough. >> the u.n. says it launched an appeal for 2.48 billion to help syrian refugees in lebanon. >> we are concerned about people in exposed areas, those that live in insecure shelters, and we know that 55% of refugees in lebanon live in insecure dwelling, such as garages, warehouses and tends. >> all of them need our help and store are support. >> there's more than a million that need help. most living below the poverty line. this boy's mother can only hope things will get better, especially during the long
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winter days. >> syria's government says it's ready to hold u.n. backed talks later this month. the foreign minister met with u.n. envoy in damascus. he demanded a list of delegates, and wants those considered terrorists by the government to be excluded from negotiations. talks in geneva are part of a push to end the syrian war. >> to iraq - dozens of troops and i.s.i.l. fighters have been reportedly killed in anbar province. the fighting centered on neighbourhoods in the city of ramadi. iraqi forces were backed by jets. the government declared it had taken control of most of mike amadio, but are trying to flush out the remaining i.s.i.l. fighters well, iraq's army will target a kurdistan region, to prepare for a battle to take
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back a city. i.s.i.l. took control of the second largest city 18 months ago now, mexico's attorney-general has begun the process ever extraditing drug lord joaquin guzman to the united states. joaquin guzman also known as el chapo was recaptured on friday in a coastal city of los mochis. he is wanted on drug charges and escaped through a tunnel last year, that ran under his sell. >> joaquin guzman started his cartel in the 1980s, known as the sinaloa cartels and was one of the most powerful and at its peak was thought to be responsible for a quarter of all drugs. it's believed the cartel is behind thousands ever deaths. he was arrested in 1993 and sentenced to 20 years in prison.
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and he escaped eight years later before being recaptured in 2014. and he escaped in july of last year. >> let's go to our correspondent. joining us live from mexico city. the first indication that joaquin guzman may be extradited to the u.s. tell us more. it is, indeed. let's be clear, this is not a process that happens overnight. but it is sort of shift from the government. the previous attorney-general said that joaquin guzman would be extradited, in 300-400 years, after serving prison time in mexico. that attorney-general viewed it as an issue of national sovereignty. with two escapes, it's clear that a president tells us that pet peno nieto cannot afford
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another escape. joaquin guzman had been running the sinna lowa cartel from his prison cell, when incarcerated. and he has shown that he is able to bribe his way out of prison. the attorney-general in the united states confirmed today that its extradition request dating back to 2014 very much still stands. an analyst tells us that, of course, guzman's attorney-general is planning to vociferously fight this. this is kind of a drug lord's nightmare, if you will, to be extradited to the united states, where he would not have the clout that he does, or the ability to bribe his way out of prison. we are told the process could take between 6-9 months. >> given his successful escape attempt, joaquin guzman has been understandably described as cocky, and it appears that that may have also led police back to him. tell us more about that.
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>> well, a couple of interesting details have emerged since yesterday. i want to point out to viewers, that joaquin guzman is back at the same prison that he escaped from last february. the government is mum so far as to what precautions may be taken to ensure we don't have a three peat in terms of an escape. yes, a picture of joaquin guzman emerged. he has a mythic like status in mexico and is a confident man. it appears that that may have gotten him captured. the government said a few months after escaping last february, he was keen to get in touch with movie industries and executives, because he was interested in having a movie made about his life. importantly it was communication between himself and producers and actors, that helped investigators close in on him. one other thing of note from
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yesterday, the government says after they found him holed up in this building, he tried to escape via the sewage system. the government were expecting that, when he popped out of a mann hold, they were waiting for him. an analyst told us that joaquin guzman was negotiating with the military for 30-40 minutes. and was asking about what might happen to his family. the analyst said something interesting. he said joaquin guzman has his back up against the wall, and that one thing that could have happened is he could have not put down his gun. he could have killed himself and made a dramatic last stand. that is something that did not happen. >> thank you for that, joining us live from mexico city.
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>> adam raney reports from los mochis from where he was arrested. >> for about a month authorities watched this property. guards are based outside here. it was said to be used as a place of operation. authorities moved in, a 3-hour gun battle ensued. five people killed, six arrested. the main prey el chapo going down into the sewers, as he had in the past, surfacing a few hundred meters. they stole a car, took off. they were pursued by marines, who caught, arrested them. he was recaught a little less than two years ago in february 2014. holed up in a city in sinaloa state, a base of operations for
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the sinaloa cartel. he was found in the state he felt safest. >> still ahead. a president under pressure. jacob zouma tries to claw back for for the ruling party with a positive message for the poor? >> seeking greener pastures - why many irish expats are moving home. >> and real madrid gets the zinca dean xied around here -- zidane era under way as he makes his debut as coach. details coming up pro and anti-immigration rallies have been held in the german city of cologne, prompted by a series of alleged new year's eve attacks on women of the city, carried out by men of arab or north african ethnicity. >> reporter: it was a day of protests culminating in moments
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of violence. supporters of the far right anti-islamic group had been demonstrating against the asylum policies of the government, and those that carried out sexual violence on new year's eve. in the event, some of their followers ended up throwing bottles, stones and other objects at police. police responded with water cannon, to try to restore calm. a number of people were held. others injured. earlier, the city's planned had seen a larger rival demonstration by the left wing opponents. they came to prevent or disrupt the rally and call for greater tolerance in german society. >> i would say society is divided at the moment - into those holding onto the welcoming culture, and the fascists. it's incredible what is happening. we must fight the racism. many have forgotten germany's
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past. >> whereas the message was stark. that is about to happen, what happened on new year's eve is a no go. it can't happen again, we'll stand up for it. when the going gets tough, us germans will fight again for it. >> the fall out continues to resonate more than a week on. complains have been made to the authorities, a young woman told me how a female friend of hers was groped and she was threatened. >> translation: i was really afraid and insecure. we didn't know how to react. i started to stare at the floor. i was afraid of the looks. >> reporter: the glamor for something to be done claimed the job of the police chief. now the german chancellor angela merkel says the law needs to be strengthened so if refugees commit serious crimes, they can easily be deported.
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>> it's in the german's best interests, and those, the vast majority of refugees that arrived here, and it is important. >> the two demonstrations have been staged in the city center came to an end, with the police moving in to restore law and order. the debate about what this country does about the asylum seekers that it has encouraged to come here is far from over ethnic albanians protested in the capital calling on the government to resign, they threw molotov cocktails. they say the country's leaders violated the constitution, signing a treaty with serbia, giving ethnic serbs in kosovo more power. kosovo declared independence from serbia in 2008. we go to our correspondent in the capital, who says there has been escalating tensions since
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last year. >> they are thinking the serbian state will be at the back door in kosovo. they fear with the finance from belgrade, and the local authorities connected to serbia, will be something like a joint community here in serbia, connected to belgrade, hearing that some past times will come back. the opposition leaders are saying that they are not completely against the brussels agreements, they are saying that many of the parts of the brussels agreement are okay with them. but they are saying that association of the serbian majority municipalities here in kosovo will just cause more tensions between the citizens of kosovo, and it's not only that. they are saying that this government is not working well. that they will not give up until the prime minister of kosovo
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resigns saudi arabia accused iran of interfering in its affairs, and says it will consider additional measures. the gulf cooperation council held a special meeting, and offered support to the kingdom. relations from severed after angry protests. protesters stormed the embassy and set fire to it. >> the actions in iran do not serve piece and stability in the world. it is against all interests. it only leads to more hatred in the region. we stand hand in hand with saudi arabia to counter-terrorism and will bring those that create chaos to justice. >> a court in egypt rejected former president wakasi mubarak's appeal against a
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corruption case. he and his sons were accused of selling millions to upgrade their properties. his sons were release, wakasi mubarak remains in a military hospital needs of the poor in south africa has been addressed. jacob zouma was speaking talking about the formation of his party. the a.n.c. has battled corruption scandals. we have this report. >> reporter: south africa's governing national congress is under pressure. the rarned rand, the currency i falling. jacob jacob zuma promised to acknowledgement. >> there are roots in the vast tracks of land, stran from the
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indigenous people of south africa. the land, forms of levels and support from imaging farmers must be dramatically accelerated. >> he said the national minimum wage will be introduced. after large protests, the governments said it will not raise tuition and registration fees. it may apiece people that are frustrated. his decision to fire two finance minister in less than a week is blamed for the underperforming rand. >> we are talking about a fall in the rand of 10%. it's an estimate of 28 billion worth of financial assets worked out in two days as people withdrew, investors withdrew money. >> it could be a challenging year for africa's oldest movement. >> the fires indication is the
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legal government elections. >> the ruling party incomes a significant alt of support. analysts say it could change if poverty and unemployment is not addressed. >> if a.n.c. leads a high moral language into corruption and other issues, it will confront at crisis. i don't think it's something that president zouma wants to see happening. >> some south africans want president zouma to resign, over allegations of corruption and a weak economy. if things don't improve. the calls are likely to get louder to sank yes, the government outlines a plan for a new constitution. the ruling party is pushing for electoral reform and harmony between different religious and ethnic groups. the freedom party promised a new constitution and democracy in
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the country. >> some of the key changes expected will be changes to the electoral system. which some analysts say are deply flawed. the a -- deeply flawed. it's giving power to the legislature and the government. >> a lot of work to be done by the assembly. there's a formal process of consultation, seeking to include all parties, opinions with regards to the constitution. is that house will debate and discuss the changes, at which time it will come up with cohesive set of proposals for the change, and then seek to take it through and bring it to fruition. coming up on the newshour. thousands rally in poland to protest controversial government reforms, and on the brink of a
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boom. we report on the changing image of one of new york's toughest neighbourhoods. and in sport, a spectator is killed during the later stage of the dakar rally. details shortly. hortly.
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good to have you with us on the al jazeera newshour. these are the top stories. aid is expected to reach tens of thousands of syrians trapped in besieged areas on monday, including the town of madaya, following reports that people are dying of starvation. >> immigration rallies have been held in cologne, prompted by a series of alleged new year's eve attacks on women in the city, reportedly carried out by arab or north african men. >> mexico's attorney-general began the process of extraditing drug lord joaquin guzman to the united states. he was recaptured on friday after escaping from a maximum security prison last year. >> to poland - tens of thousands
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protest against new laws given the government control over state media and the courts. critics say the policies will challenge poland's democratic credentials. lawrence lee has more. >> this large protest from warsaw and others like it around poland demand a fault line not just in the states of polish politics, but the relationship between poland and the european union. ever since the new government came to power recently off the back of a great deal of natio l nationalism brought about by the refugee crisis, they enacted a number of measures said to be anti-democratic, against the interests of polish citizens, this protest is outside the state television channel. a measure that the government is bringing in is to allow
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themselves to appoint the head of the state television channel by the treasury minister. all the critics say it's deeply un-democratic, lacking pluralism. a lot of them here, for the media. they are worried that democracy is under threat as well. >> the government would say, and it's playing to a catholic, nationalist audience, not so much in cities like warsaw, but the countryside, that poland basically is outsourced to germany, poland is crushed by brussels and the german machine, and they say it's all about bringing power back. the european union, submission. will have a meeting to discussion what they'll do in
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response. they are concerned about the sit of democracy in poland. an irony is poland gains so much about being part of the european union, for citizens to travel to other countries and work in places but they receive hand outside underwritten by germany, such as road making. >> the government says that the european union is scrushing their democracy the four jewish hostages at a kusha supermarket have been remembered. a total of 27 died after attacks targetting "charlie hebdo", a satirical magazine, police and a kusha store. president francois holland paid
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tribute, laying a reef and unveiling a plaque. >> catalonia's leader announced he is stepping down to avoid elections. catalan leaders agreed to appoint the mayor as his successor. and has been unable to form a government. due to disappearance, pro independence parties ireland is now the fastest growing economy in the e.u., and the bramentic reversal of fortune is changing the population. as the country recovers. employers and the government want many that went abroad to return. >> we have this report from dublin on those making the move back home. >> rebuilding the irish economy. the country is putting its near
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bankruptcy in 2009 behind it. and many of those that went abroad looking for work are coming home. >> people like paul o'brien, who spent five years in sydney. >> a year ago i came home and, yes, from talking to people. and the vibe when you step off the aeroplane at the airport was a lot more enthusiastic and promising. >> how can be get those young talented immigrants that left ireland to consider ireland again. >> ireland has the highest g.d.p. growth in the european union, but a vital commodity is missing. skilled professionals abroad. and the government wants them back, as do employers, like the both of engineering firm, ethos. >> we started at the height of the celtic tiger. the crash happened. we went on 3-day weeks, reduced
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salaries, we had to let people go. they had superb experience abroad. they had a lot to offer the countries they went to. there's a huge amount to offer when they come home. i thought that that was a good thing to tap into so as ireland picks itself up, as life particularly here in the capital dublin begins to return to pre-crisis levels, the return of workers is a welcome by-product. the government expects 2016 to be the first year in seven in which those returning out numbers those leaving. it wants to attract 27,000 home by 2020. the highest skilled immigrants that were greater at this time. the college graduates, it specialists and engineers - in certain years there's a shortage. how long that shortage will last, how long the upswing, the economies of the world - how long that will last is a guess.
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>> you see a lot more optimism. i suppose it's peppered with caution, because although time can regret. i certainly still remember the reasons why i went in the first place, because there was no work. >> building a more diversified economy. the watch word now is caution. >> thailand is implementing tougher penalties for child pornography offenses. people found with such materials will be sentenced up to five years in gaol. wayne hay reports from bangkok. >> reporter: many of the border areas are remote and underdeveloped, leaving children vulnerable. thailand is a hub of the child pornography trade. police finely have laws to work with. this community in challenge high is coming to terms with the arrest of one of its well-known
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residents. snoop there's a big crowd of immigration police coming to do a check. >> it was more serious than that. investigators came to arrest a british national after a tip off from u.s. authorities, saying they found more than 600 pornographic images of children on his phone. >> i give them candy, warm clothing in winter. clothing that i buy cheep in the market. >> the 64-year-old lived in the area for 18 years and gained the trust of the community. a project was sponsoring the local school. >> in this case, he's a former monk. when he quit and continued his life in the village, he became intimate with the children, by teaching them to meditate and teaching them english. >> reporter: the government enacted new laws last year, which criminalized possession of
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child pornography. it set up a new police task force to combat child exploitation. those changes helped police arrest and charge blanchard, the third foreigner to be caught under the new laws. it's a difficult time for all involved in the small community where he lived, consisting of ethnic shahn. they come for financial reasons. like this couple whose daughter attends the school. >> we came, we had a tough life. i want people to know this. if someone molested our child and took photos, it would be terrible. i would be heart broken. >> being caught in possession of child pornography can lead to a gaol term of five years, and seven for its distribution now u russian president vladimir putin has been criticized by fellow russians
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online after a slow response to a blizzard rescue. a driver froze to death and others suffered frost bite when a week was dropped on a road in a mountain. one of the survivors took to youtube to vent his anger, and has been viewed by half a million people. >> translation: i appeal to you, vladimir putin, i ask you to deal with all this, help those that suffered severe frost bite and sort out our emergency services who told us "you should have stayed at home, you had no business going out." looking at other stories making headlines. venezuela's president condemned the removal of portraits of the late leader hugo chavez from the national assembly. the new parliament ordered them to be taken down. pro-government protesters are calling for the portrait to be put on every street corner. >> a muslim woman has been removed from a donald trump rally after holding a silent
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protest. she said she want to show the presidential hopeful supporters what muslims are like. trump called for a ban on muslims entering the u.s. saturday's u.s. lottery payout reached a record $900 million, rising from 800 million, hours before the draw. >> it will be paid out in annual installments over 29 years. for those that need a little extra cash can opt for a payout of $500 million. >> and the new star wars film broke a record. this time as it opened in china. "the force awakened" took $433 million, the biggest ever opening. it earned more than 1.5 billion, three weeks since it was first released. that makes it the fourth highest grossing movie of all time now, new york city's bronx neighbourhood is notorious as a
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tough area in the u.s. property developers hope to change that with the help of celebrities. not all locals are so enthusiastic, as kristen saloomey reports. >> reporter: michael teaches photography to schoolkids in the bronx, a neighbourhood with a reputation of being high on crime and low opportunities. these kids see something different here. a proud tradition of working class workers, many immigrants, many worried about a way of hive. i feel like i'm in a way saying good. this place, jerome avenue, a place where many work and live in rented store fronts. >> we need the places as working place for people here, not a way for million airs to make more
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money. >> the city's plan to redirect this section is yet to be finalised. it's already displacing small businesses that long thrived here. property values are going up. rents are going up. so, too, is the image of the bron: celebrities made their way up town. looking for a place cheeper than manhattan to live. the bronx, with a burning theme played off an old stereotype. >> i think it is the future of real estate. >> that developer says the experience taught him the importance of talking to local residents. his company planning to impress half a billion to bring market rate apartments to another section of the bronx, dominated by piano factories. >> we are taking highly underutilized areas, with truck
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traffic and parking and turn it into quality housing, with public esplan aids and creating space. local residents want more affordable housing. we saw what happened. we are ready to make sure what happens is done in the right way. >> so that the poor and working class can continue to call the neighbourhood home just ahead on the newshour. robotic reinforcement. we meet the engineering students hoping to improve a road safety record. >> the manager of a soccer team under pressure - all will be explained in a moment.
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to bangladesh, where an engineering student hopes his invention will improve rail safety. 70 people are killed by trains every month last year, this report from dhaka these do not inspire much confidence. many are decades old. some were laid during britishish colonial rule in 1947. worried from reading frequent derailments, this man built a robot that detects cracks and derailment sending coordinates
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to the nearest station. >> translation: right now all the maintenance work and check-ups happen manually. you need a huge amount of manpower. and it doesn't have enough employees. it tries to introduce an automated system. >> it's a real problem for bangladesh. >> a large number of trash runs through the marketplaces and the middle of busy slums. it's a danger for the people around. in 2015 police say an average of 707 people died each month after getting hit by trains. >> 50 to 60 accidents have been seen since sitting up shop. and he has recovered 10 dead bodies with his own hands. >> translation: some wander on to the tracks, talking on their phones. some are absent-minded.
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some have had arguments with girlfriend, looking to end things. >> railway police say a proliferation of properties with vehicles stuck on the uneven tracks. >> damaging accident for this reason. they start inside the real track. the train came. the driver saw the train is coming, but he could not move. >> with thousands of crossings throughout bangladesh, real safety is a huge problem that will take coordination between different government agencies to solve. >> in the meantime, this man is doing his best to show one person's ideas can make a difference. time for the sports news. >> yes, thank you very much. >> manchester united are into the fourth round of the english f.a. cup, but the manner of their victory at home leaves a
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lot of questions over the future of their manager, louis van gaal. manchester united had nine internationals in their starting line-up. but they couldn't score in the first half. remarkably it was the 10th consecutive time at home. in injury time, they were in the box. with seconds remaining, wayne rooney scored the penalty. manchester united win 1-0. and they are into the fourth round. >> the most important thing is the result. and we have to improve because i know that it is more difficult than ever when you play in a place like this, with a lot of players behind. as manchester united, you have to deal with that. >> arsenal's dream of a third straight title is tested by sunderland. they have not lost for
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three years. they fell behind, when they struck arsenal levelled through joel campbell. more goals in the second half. the final score 3-1. >> in the first half, it was a big shock. being 1-0 down, took us a while to find our game. it was completely in midfield, and after the match. they were in the second half. we took over, played in their half and scored great goals. >> lots of games on saturday in the third round of the english cup here. a few of them - almost caused an upset in the 135 history of the cup. they led bolton.
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wickham held on zinca dean zidane made his debut as coach. his players did not let him down, real storming to a win, gareth bale with a hat-trick barcelona lead la liga, a hat-trick from me lionel messi helping his team. >> atletico have a chance to retake the lead on sunday a spectator has been killed after being struck by a french driver during stage 7 of the dakar rally. the 63-year-old was standing by himself 83km into the stage. the first fatality involving a spectator since 2013. 9-time world running champion sebastian lerb retook the lead.
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he came second saturday. the frenchman finished 38 seconds behind 2-time world champion. world's tennis number one novak djokovic showed he is in great form ahead of the defense of an australian open title, with a straight sets win over rafael nadal to win the qatar open. at the brisbane international, roger federer took a step to defending his title, into his third after a straight set win over dominik keane. the 6-1, 6-4 win taking a little over an hour. >> it will be a repeat of last year's final in brisbane vegas. rafael nadal playing novak djokovic victoria azarenka, former world number one, claimed a second brisbane international title seven years, beating a german in straight sets.
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injury free for the first time. it's victoria azarenka's first w.t.a. win in almost 2.5 years. >> it felt really good. just very excited, you know, to start the year like that. and, you know, it's definitely a satisfying feeling that all the work you put in is paying off. i feel happy like victoria azarenka, stanislaw wawrinka is a former australian open champion, and is into the final of the chennai open in india. the top seed and defending champion seeing off another in straight sets 6-3, 6-4. american lindsay von equalled a 36-year-old record with a 36 world cup downhill race win. former champion who dominated in the '70s, was in austria to watch lindsey vonn match her record and she has 72 wins
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across all ski disciplines, and holds a record for the most super g wince the first of the four n.f.l. playoff, wildcard games is under way. the 12 remaining teams fight for a place in the super bowl. the kansas city chiefs lead the houston texans, 23-0. sunday's game between minnesota vikings and minneapolis, temperature is minus 3. a tarp has been put over the surface, with hot air blowed through. it's not the coldest game. >> it will be a cold one there on sunday. minneapolis in the heat of the day, temperatures getting up to minus 6 celsius, with the cold air plunging out of canada. it will be the win that makes the difference. out on the wind, the chill making it feel like minus 29
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degrees. bitterly cold weather coming here as we go on through the course of the game. it's a hardy game. they do not stop for the cold. look at the record values we have seen in the past. cincinnati back in 1982. temperatures high to minus 23 degrees celsius. back in 67. minus 25 degrees celsi suss. -- celsius. again, you add on the wind, and it felt like minus 51 in cincinnati back in 1982. it's cold enough here in 1967. in 2000 we were looking at a feeling of minus 31 degrees. as cold as sunday will be, it will not surpass any records. >> that is all the sport for now. >> raul now - a british pilot has completed the journey from
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the u.k. to australia in an open cockpit plane. she landed in sydney on saturday, facing rough weather, playing through 23 countries, with 50 fuelling stops. now, every january thousands of people in argentina gather to honour a folk saint who people claim gives them their hearts disir. theresa vo reports. >> reporter: in the province of nearby argentina. people here are paying tribute to a folk saint. all the way from buenos aires - this man came to ask for his health. >> translation: it gives us what we ask for. i come every year to prey and ask for what i need. >> reporter: faith brings people
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here and turns this place into a pilgrimage site. >> i cut my hair. my son had surgery, he is okay. >> reporter: the legend says that he started the army during the argentine civil war. he was executed by authorities, and his body was hung on a tree. >> people believe that he stole from the rich to give to the poor. that's why there's thousands of people coming every year not only to request what they say are miracles, but to leave offers to him. you see people leave knives, wedding dresses and bicycles. >> reporter: this person working here for 30 years says people bring other things. >> translation: these are coffins with ashes. those that had devotion for antonio to be buried close to him. they are here with me.
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this man is not recognised as a saint. many call for his canonization. in the past, the church has tried to distance itself from saints. but this father says the church changed since francis became the pope. >> the message from pope francis is clear. listen to your people and accept them. it is part of the culture, that's why the church has to accept them. for years the church imposed on people, telling them what to believe in, giving more importance to power, not service. >> reporter: the image can be seen around argentina, and every year more and more believe in him. especially among the poor, who claim they give him what others do not that does if for the al jazeera newshour.
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