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found. >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello, and welcome to the al jazeera news hour. i'm martine dennis at our world headquarters in doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes, iran releases ten u.s. sailors. police raids in turkey where the government has confirmed one arrest in connection with tuesday east bombing in istanbul. an explosion a polio vaccination center kills at least 14 people in pakistan.
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and the slow and tortured process of trying to return south african land to its traditional owners. ♪ first, ten u.s. navy sailors taken into custody by have now been released. they were detained on tuesday after their two boats entered iranian waters. the u.s. welcomed the release of the nine men and one woman. and one member of the iran revolutionary guard earlier gave more details about their investigation. >> translator: our final finding was that it has not been a hostile crossover. they reached the area due to malfunction of the navigation systems, say they did not know they were close to iranian territory. >> live you to rosiland jordan
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in washington, d.c. you have been monitoring this incident which was a very curious one, wasn't it? >> reporter: that's right, martine. in fact when the sailors were first detained by the iranians around, you know, midday east coast time in -- on the island, the iranians were saying that they were suspecting these sailors of being spies, of having nefarious intentions; that they didn't believe that one of the two patrol boats, which they were on, and on their way to bahrain, had any mechanical problems, but on the flip side, martine, the obama administration was very, very muted in its comments. it kept saying, look, we are making an outreach to the iranian authorities. we're hoping this situation can
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be resolved, and the sailors can be returned promptly, swiftly, words of that sort. and as events developed on tuesday, it developed that the secretary of state john kerry in fact did talk with the foreign minister of iran about the situation. they had at least two conversations, direct conversations about the situation and then at 3:47 eastern time, 8:47 gmt, the sailors were transferred from iranian custody to u.s. custody in international waters. so they are being debriefed, we understand. they are being checked out. they are said to be in good condition, but the obama administration wanted the situation reed with as little antagonism towards the iranians as quickly as possible. >> and that might be because this is a particularly delicate
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moment for the i mri meantation of that nuclear iranian deal. >> reporter: that's right. it is say that they were detained basically to show their displeasure with the accord that is making iran promise not to develop nuclear weapons now or in the future. however, the political reality is that the government wants this deal to go through, because it is desperate for sanctions relief, and certainly the u.s. and the other members of the p5-plus-1, see this as an marked advantage to making the word much less reliant on nuclear weapons. so this is a case where they
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want to try to move beyond these sorts of incidents, keeping in mind that this may have been the result of domestic political tensions inside of iran. >> thank you for that, rosiland jordan, live in washington, d.c. later on in this hour, we'll be going back to washington, because john kerry the secretary of state is due to outline washington's foreign policy for the year ahead. and we'll be carrying those remarks live here on al jazeera. turkey says it has detained one person in connection with tuesday east suicide blast in istanbul. the interior minister made the announcement during a joint briefing with his german counterpart. all of the ten victims were germans. there have also been several raids targeting people expected of having linked with isil. >> translator: during the recent attack and even one week before
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this attack, we have stopped 220 persons being affiliated to isil, and after the -- that recent attack, and within the information that we have gathered through investigations, we managed to stop one of the suspects yesterday, last night. >> translator: we standing resolutely by turkey's side in the fight against terrorism. we know we're both threatened by terrorism, and that's why the response has to be a mutual one. >> we have dominic kane in gurney, first we'll go to sue who is at the scene of the bombing. and more details are emerging
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about this bomber? >> reporter: yes, indeed, and video has come out now from the police station that the bomber went to register as a refugee. we're hearing that he did come across illegally. he crossed from syria into turkey illegally. but he did go to the police station where the pictures were taken from on that cctv camera to register as a refugee, and it was there that a he gave his fingerprints, and that's how the authorities were able to identify that bomber so quickly after the blast happened. apart from that, we are also hearing that a man -- we believe a man has been arrested in istanbul, and he is rumored to have some sort of link to the bomber. we don't know what that link is. we don't know if he is one of the accomplices. we also we're hearing reports from directly after the bombing that he came across the border with. >> and sue, it sounds as though the turkish authorities have
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undertaken a huge security response to the events in istanbul. >> reporter: yes, they have. we are hearing of raids right across the country from the east to the west. we're told so far that 68 people have been detained -- not arrested, because if you do arrest, that has to go through the courts here. they have been detained, including three, we believe, who are russian. one of the agents was saying that documents were found in at least one of the possessions that links them to some sort of link to isil fighters. and as i say that one other that was detained here in istanbul. >> sue, thank you very much. now to dominic kane who is in berlin. dominic, more details emerging about the victims who were exclusively german. >> that's right, martine, the
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details have begun emerging about who the individuals were who were killed in this explosion. we know there were several married couples amongst the victims, they are all in their 50s, 60s, and early 70s. we have heard from the interior minister, you heard speaking about the barbaric act of terrorism, and the tourism company that these victims were traveling to germany through, they say they have sent psychological counselors, and emotional counselors, they have offered counseling support to the victims and relatives of the victims. and this company, they had arranged for a party of 33 germans to travel to istanbul, and then to carry on to the gulf to abu dhabi and dubai. we have also heard more from the foreign office, and the foreign minister said this was a
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barbaric act of terrorism, and the german government stood shoulder to shoulder with the turkish government. and there are many german tourists who travel to istanbul throughout the year, and there are very many people of turkish origin here in germany. so there is a true sense of shock at the government and social level. >> interesting too, didn't it, that the germans have said that they don't think that they were specifically targeted as a nationality, and they have refrained from discouraging germans from traveling to turkey. >> reporter: well, that's right, martine, when the news of the incident first occurred, people wondered was there a specific targeting of germans or was it just foreigners who were targeted? and so for a as the german foreign office is concern, the advise concerning turkey, immediately after the incident, germans in turkey and istanbul were told to avoid mass
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gatherings, and areas where many people might move around. also on that includes that square. but it is also worth recalling there hadn't been a specific threat in recent times other than in 2015 to say that there was a general elevated risk in turkey, but they were not specific about any particular area being of great threat. now what is important to point out, is that both governments have said they will work side by side, share whatever evidences and information can be gleaned about this incident, and the chancellor has said the fight against isil is a fight that all must lead. so it's clear from the german governmental side there is steadfastness towards the threat that terrorism poses. >> dominic thank you.
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dominic kane live in berlin. now to 2,000 refugees who will living in a makeshift camp in france are due to be evented on thursday. large areas of the camp will be bulldozed. they say that more than 300 women and 60 children are among those who face eviction. live now to jacky rowland. tell us more about these plans, about this camp being bulldozed. >> reporter: well, at the moment what is happening is there are a number of french officials from different organizations to deal with immigration, who are here in the camp, providing information. they are handing out sheets in french, english, arabic, to try to explain to the refugees what the plans are. at the moment there are about -- it's an estimated 5,000 people living in this camp, and the idea is to try to move 1500
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of them into warm, dry containers actually, accomodation that is better suited for winter weather. for wet weather. i'm just going to explain about the lie of the land. what you can see in front of us here, the blue tents, the white tops, this is the traditional jungle. this is the area in which thousands of refugees -- it's a floating population. people have traveled up through europe. they wait here in the hope that they can jump on to the back of a lori or maybe get into a train going through the tunnel and get to the united kingdom. and here people live as you can see in really quite uncomfortable, cold, unsanitary conditions. we're now going to move to the left, and in the distance you
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will see a red crane, and you may see some low-lying white buildings. those are in fact containers. each of them is being crated into accomodation with about 12 bunch -- bunk beds. the plan is to move to persuade if possible, about 1500 people to move into those containers, which are heated. they have powerpoints. there are toilets and other facilities in there. the idea is that the french government has been criticized for these very unsanitary conditions in which people have been living, and the toesal chaos and lack of facilities and coordination for people living in the jungle, and so their response has been to offer these new containers as a more
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suitable accomodation. >> jacky thank you for that. we have a lot more coming up on this al jazeera news hour, including why people are living in countries different from where they were born in ever larger numbers. we'll hear from the u.n. about the latest migrant figures. and we'll hear about the plight of those who have become refugees within their own countries. and in sport, why the nfl has decided to end los angeles's 20-year exile from the league. ♪ a suicide bomb attack in southwestern pakistan, targeting security at a polio vaccination center has killed at least 14 people. the anti-polio campaign is part of a nationwide effort to get to
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2.5 million children and eradicate a disease that still plagues pakistan. our correspondent reports. >> reporter: security forces were on their way to guard a polio vaccination center when they were attacked. polio health workers and those sent to protect them are the all-too frequent target of those who say the polio campaign is a cover for western spies. and the vaccine is used to sterilelize children. >> they use it as a means of -- under the [ inaudible ] actually they promote their own agenda of -- of -- of causing havoc in the country, reeking havoc in the country. >> reporter: polio used to be a global problem. 350,000 cases were reported in 1988. from 125 countries then, the world health organization says the disease is now known to
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exist in only two, pakistan and afghanistan. there were just over 300 cases of polio in pakistan in 2014 as operations to protect polio workers has increased that number has fallen to around 50 last year. the w.h.o. wants polio stamped out completely, and is on track to make that happen. this attack highlights how vulnerable anti-polio workers and the security forces sent to protect them still are. pakistan says it has arrested the leader of the group believed to be linked to the attack on an air base in india earlier this month. the leader of the group, which is linked to al-qaeda is being questioned along with other suspects. pakistan says it also wants to send its investigators to the base in an indian city. 13 people, including the attackers were killed.
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the u.n. special envoy for syria is expected to meet ambassadors of the five members of the u.n. security council on wednesday. on the ground, the fighting shows no sign of slowing. >> reporter: devastation as far as the eye can see here. buildings toppled, more than 100 killed. ambulances taking away the injured. >> translator: we helped recover a lot of bodies. >> reporter: syrian state tv says the attack is part of a renewed government campaign to cut off idlib province which is held by rebel forces. they are also wanting to recapture the crossing on the turkish border then reclaim idlib. >> translator: it was a matter of seconds. everything turned upside down. rockets and smoke where every. the young men started recovering
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the dead bodies. >> reporter: syrian tv also says government troops have captured a rebel strong hold in the northwest western province of attackia. russian aircraft has carried out air strikes to support the offensive. there have been more than 5,000 air strikes since the offensive began. russian air strikes are also reported to have targeted the suburbs of aleb poe city. several schools were hit, killing at least 12 children and their teacher. >> translator: when the plane hit the school, there were many martyrs. this class suffered the most, and the teacher was killed. >> reporter: in the countryside, syrian armed forces have dropped barrel bombs killing at least fy
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people. at least a dozen barrel bombs were dropped on residential neighborhoods. and east of damascus, at least three children and four adults were reportedly killed in duma. a home video is set to show volunteers pulling a wounded child from under the rubble. the united nations says the number of syrians killed during the civil war has now surpassed a quarter million. talks to try to end the five-year war are scheduled for later this month in geneva. we want to return specifically now to the plight of those people who are displaced within their own country, within their borders of their own country, around the world, but we're going to start with syria. the u.n. special rap pa tour is here in doha. thank you for joining us. first of all, give us the
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precise definition of an internally displaced person. because anybody who has left their home could be considered a refugee. >> thank you very much. it's a pleasure to be here. an internally displaced person is a person or groups of person who have been forced to leave their homes or places of habitual residence, because of, or in order to avoid the effects of conflict, violence, or disasters, and have not crossed an internationally recognized state border. >> so this is a status that can be applied to so many people, particularly in syria, as we have just seen those devastating scenes of more violence and complete chaos. but so much attention has been focused on the refugee. the person who leaves their country, they have the means and wherewithal to get out of the country and escape conflict. the people who stay behind, is
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it because they haven't got the money? they haven't got the contacts? >> i think sometimes it is because they are less visible, and the consequences of which are felt by the receiving states, and the receiving states then obviously make the case for their production, whereas those who are internally displaced remain sometimes hidden, and sometimes there is not attention on them, and by ignoring them, we are also ignoring the source of the problem. because refugees are migrants that have been displaced in the first place. >> and it sounds as if being a idp is a much worse status to have than being a refugee. if you are silent and invisible, and presumably less able to tap into what is available in terms of the international community and resources it provides. >> in most cases, yes, because in the case of the refugee, we
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have a u.n. agency which is the high commission of refugees. it's a multi-agency approach. so idp's tend to fall between the cracks, and the primary responsibility to protect them remains with the state of origin. now that state may be incapacitated or unable to protect the idp's. >> and how many are there? >> syria there are 7.8 million internally displaced persons. i went to syria in may last year, and because of security problems, obviously my mobility was limited. but i found that most of the idp's were actually hosted by families. most of them were also in
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rebel-held areas. access was difficult, sometimes it was impeded, so i'm not very surprised that the situation in madaya has unfolded as it has. >> all right. thank you very much indeed. >> thank you very much, martine. now the number of people who are living in countries where they weren't actually born continues to rise. within the last 15 years or so, there has been a 41% increase in the number of migrants to reach 244 million last year. victoria gatenby reports. >> reporter: most people at this refugee center in serbia come from afghanistan. they say they left their homes because they wanted somewhere safer to live. they are just a few of the 244 million people worldwide who are now living in a country other than where they were born. since 2000 the number of international migrants has risen by 41%.
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>> i find hope to starting something new in my life if it was possible. we'll see. >> reporter: two thirds of migrants live in europe and asia, most are working age, and 48% are women. migrants make a significant contribution to their host countries, such as filling skill gaps and paying taxes. >> i think it's important in this situation and this debate that we develop a more positive narrative about migration and what refugees can do. we have an aging population in both europe and north america, and we would have had negative population figures if we hadn't had migrants in europe, for instance. >> reporter: the united states is the country with the largest number of the world's migrants. it has 47 million, a fifth of the total, but getting there is not always easy. around 8,000 cuban migrants have
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been stranded in a camp in costa rica for more than a month. two weeks ago central american nations reached an agreement to allow them to continue their journey towards the yooitsdz. these cubans are on the first flight out. under u.s. law any cuban who makes it on to u.s. soil is allowed to apply for residency. >> translator: it's a great joy. i can't describe it. we have been waiting for so long. thank god it happened. >> reporter: migrants made up just 3.3% of the global population in 2015. up from 2.8% two years ago. still international migration is growing faster than the world population with significant consequences for many regions. victoria gatenby, al jazeera. coming up in the program . . . hong kong's top government official is shouted down by protesters as he puts forward his plans for the new year.
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and in sport details of another untimely departure from football's world governing body. ♪
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hello, again. ten u.s. sailors taken into custody by iran have been released. they were detained on tuesday after their two boats entered iranian waters. german's interior minister has been visiting the site of a suicide bomb attack innist tall bull. ten were killed, all of them germans. a suicide bombing in pakistan targeting security at a polio vaccination center, has killed at least 14 people. the pakistani taliban at another group linked to isil have both claimed responsibility for the attack. we can talk now to a
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representative from unicef, and she is the polio communication expert. and thank you very much for talking to us. it is exceedingly difficult then to get this program of immunization against a very, very debilitating disease through to place like parts of pakistan and indeed afghanistan, as well as nigeria, how does unicef cope with that? >> good morning, and thank you for having me. indeed out is -- the program is operating in very challenging circumstances. polio thrives in areas where there's security-effected challenges, where there's conflict. where there's poor sanitation conditions that allow the virus to thrive. but we are seeing unprecedented success. 2015 marked the lowest number of cases that we have ever seen in the world. we have had more than an 80%
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since 2014. so we are confident that this is the final stage. >> okay. so how are you going to tackle these enough nuts then? because clearly as you say, it is a highly contagious disease. and if you haven't eradicated it from this part of pakistan, then there's a good chance it will spread. >> we are facing the final sort of barriers and the most challenging part of the program. the last bastions of the virus are often the most challenging. there are a few wins we hope to see in 2016 if we can stop the virus from spreading and circulating in pakistan mflt we feel that this will be one of the final linchpins to success. just in the last six months we have seen half a million children in pakistan who had never been vaccinated before, reached with the vaccine, and so
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we need to keep up these efforts. 2016 needs to see the highest quality campaigns we have ever put forward. we need to continue getting access to children who have never been reached before. we need to keep up surveillance in the rest of the world. africa has been polio free for many cases for one year now, and so we really need to maintain those gains and make sure the virus doesn't spread beyond the confines of where it is right now. >> how do you deal, then, with a family, parents who -- who might not want their children to be vaccinated? how do you deal with that situation? >> yeah, it's a good question. and it's something that we have been getting better at over the years. actually the vaccine acceptance rate in pakistan and afghanistan are actually the highest in the world. the proportion of parents who
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refuse the vaccine in pakistan is less than 1%. it is lower than any other country in the world, lower even than we see in the united states. unfortunately, often these very small minority voices sometimes carry a loud campfier and get a lot of attention. but we have a lot of proven tactics. in pakistan one of our recent strategies has been to really make sure the health workers are local, from the community, trusted, women if possible, mothers talking to mothers is always a more successful strategy than a stranger or than a man talking to a mother. and we often try to, you know, understand people's concerns. they are very often very legitimate concerns. but we know the vaccine works. the communities know the vaccine works, and -- and we leave
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believe -- believe if we can get access to ever child this is what will lead to eradication. >> thank you very much indeed. now isil says it was behind an attack in eastern afghanistan that killed seven security personnel. two gunmen barricaded themselves inside a government guest house in jalalabad was killed after a shootout. earlier an accomplice blew himself up next to a police vehicle. the world economic forum has revoked its invitation to north korea to its upcoming meeting. after north korea's claims of testing a hydrogen bomb last year, there have been quick reaction. >> reporter: on the day when south korea says it fired
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warning shots to deter a drone, diplomats did their best to reach out to seoul, promising tough sanctions for the nuclear bomb test. earlier south korea's president said the fourth nuclear test required a tougher international response than in previous years, and she said she expected china to act accordingly at the u.n. >> translator: i'm certain that china is very well aware if such a strong will isn't followed by necessary steps, we will not be able to stop [ inaudible ] and sixth nuclear test and we cannot guarantee true peace and stability of the peninsula. >> reporter: she also said she was considering the need to deploy a u.s. anti-missile system on south korean soil. >> translator: when one country
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seeks its own security, it must consider the security interests of other countries. at present the situation in the korean peninsula is very sensitive. >> reporter: there is state media images showing the actions. north korea has publicly, repeatedly vowed its intentions to pursue nuclear weapons as a matter of national security. in hong kong, the chief executive was shouted down by some legislators as he outlined his plan for the coming year. the city has recently been hit by street protests over political freedom and the mysterious disappearance of book
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publishers famous for taking out anti-bang -- beijing literature. >> reporter: throughout his address he was interrupted by more radical legislators holding up plaque cards of the five missing book publishers. they are apparently being detained for publishing books critical of china's ruling elite. despite the damage to the so-called one country, two systems, guaranteeing hong kong certain freedoms within china, he insists all is well with the relationship. >> translator: they were fully and faithfully implement the [ inaudible ] administering long song and a high degree of autonomy. >> reporter: the continuing mystery and beijing's official
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silence on it is undermining his authority. he begins his last full year in office with one opinion poll showing his popularity has slipped to a near record low for any chief executive. this year will be crucial if he wants to stand for reelection. protesters outside reminded him of the many problems, poverty and housing most important among them. he worked for more than 40 years as an engineer on hong kong fairies. retired but without a pension life is a constant struggle. he gets welfare assistance of $300 a month. but his one-room apartment costs him 400 a month. he getting assistance from his children. chris and ringo, both professionals, also help their parents. they live at home with no prospect of owning their own property for years to come.
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>> translator: even if i could get enough for the deposit, it would be so hard to pay the mortgage. >> reporter: in his policy address, he said things are improving, but given the scale of the social and political problems he is presiding over, many believe his legacy will be more about what he didn't do than what he did. rob mcbride, al jazeera, hong kong. right now to the legacy of apartheid in south africa. most land is skill owned by white south africans despite the promise to return a third of the land to the black majority. more than 60,000 land claims are still awaiting settlement. tania page reports. >> reporter: this is one of the biggest landowners in south africa's province. he keeps some of the continents iconic animals and grows crops, but they may not be his forever. five different communities who
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were moved off of the land by a white minority government in the late 1900s say his land is theirs. >> it is like give me a fair market price to sell the whole farm. >> reporter: so far the government hasn't met his price. but it may not have to if it succeeds in changing the rules so an independent body sets the price. he says the plan has stalled his plan to build a renewable energy farm on his land. >> we are totally unsure. will we will here tomorrow? i would love to get surety from the government. and whatever they decide, we will cooperate. >> reporter: in 1994 it wasess mated that 82 million hectares land were owned by whites.
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the government promised to detribute 30% to blacks by the engineer of this year. some of the people live up here on the mountain. every day they look down on his success, hoping one day it could be theirs. the land is dry, steep, and stony. it's almost impossible to grow anything. this person remembers when the community first claimed the land 15 years ago. >> if we get that land, thanks the lord, because if you look our land is so beautiful and flat, and water is available down there, so if we got that land, we will be very happy. >> reporter: the land could transform the lives of the people here and change this community's future. but theirs is just one of 65,000 land claims still to be settled, leaving families like this with an uncertain future. tania page, al jazeera, south
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africa. a researcher at the al jazeera center for studies, and he says this is not just about the economic or commercial value of land. >> the whole question of land is because of the ancestral attachment to the land. people are moved from their land. they left the graves of their ancestors in those lands that they were forcibly removed from. so there is a very strong sense of attachment to the land because of that. the forcible removal of people continued throughout the apartheid period, until at least in the early 60s. there was a -- a gesture of some kind of reconciliation from the government which said willing buyer, willing seller. so those who had the land illegally, or who got the land through apartheid, were made an
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offer, a market-valued prices, but none of them accepted those conditions. and in fact they made it even worse. they -- they made the whole process of acquiring land evening much more difficult. so that's why you have the current standoff at the moment between the current owners and the government. there is an element of anger from the people who were dispossessed from their land. if of them you have talking about a zimbabwe kind of situation, where you force the current owners of the land to give the land back to the rightful owners. but that is not going to be best for the economy. parliament has held us its first session amidst growing contention. there is political fighting
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between the four main opposition parties. the popular party won the elections in december, but crucially without an absolute majority. now to the cause of the nuture in the u.s. motor city of detroit. concept car designs have been causing quite a buzz. there are cars that are not yet on the road, but allow designers to explore new ideas, as john hendren found out. >> reporter: these are the cars you won't be seeing on the road any time soon. but they will influence the new cars rolling off assembly lines in the next few years. >> you can see the way that captures the light. >> reporter: the concepts cars introduced this week in detroit are designed to draw attention to the auto maker and experiment with new ideas that might or might not make their way into the cars and dealers lot. >> this shows a vision for exterior and interior.
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>> reporter: this car won the conference's design excellence award. >> we wanted to create more of a luxury feeling, and the front we wanted to have it be focused on performance, because this car, especially from the interior standing point it represents our new direction of precision-performance. >> reporter: it looks like no accura on the road. >> the main screen where you can see the data. >> reporter: audi pointed to the future with its car run on hydrogen. >> it's the next step, next revolution in electric driving mobility. >> reporter: it has low profile door handles, rearview cameras, and two big advantages over electric cars. a 600-mile range, and refuelling time of a few minutes. the buick is leaner and sportier
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than any other buick on the road. the latest lincoln began as a concept car and was introduced tuesday as a production model for 2017, aimed at the north american and chinese markets. it has new sleeker lines, doors that spring open at the touch. >> one of the things that our customers want is to make things easier and more intuitive. so experience that handle. press that, and the effort. >> reporter: this is a car designed as much for the passenger in back as the one in front. this seat heats, cools, declines, and massages, and you can control the audio and the climate right here. john hendren, al jazeera, detroit. drinking one or more sugar
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sweetened drink every day may be bad for your health. u.s. scientists have tracked a thousand adults over six years. compared to adults who didn't drinking them, scientists found that drinking one or more a day resulted in an almost 30% increase in visceral fat. and if that wasn't enough, health experts are warning that puffing a shee sha pipe is much more dangerous than a cigarette. they deliver 125 times more smoke, 25 times the tar, 10 times the carbon dioxide, and 2.5 times the nicotine. they are common across the middle east and in other parts of the world. coming up we'll have all of the sports news.
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we'll tell you who arsenal have back for their big game at liverpool. ♪ the only way to get better is to challenge yourself, and that's what we're doing at xfinity. we are challenging ourselves to improve every aspect of your experience.
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he is running a little bit late by our estimation. but as soon as he does start talking we'll take you back there. but in the meantime, we'll inch along with our program. and one of chai noo's richest men is playing a leading role in hollywood. he has spent $3.5 billion buying the u.s. film studio legendary entertainment. from louisiana, rob reynolds. >> reporter: legendary entertainment has produced several films that were major hits in china. china is fast overtaking the u.s. as the biggest movie marketplace on earth, and the acquisition is the biggest move yet by a chinese company into the u.s. entertainment industry. >> i think it's a very good acquisition for both legendary and the buyer, because they are very complimentaries. and it fills needs for boss.
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this is one plank in a larger strategy to be a world class industry. >> reporter: recently bought major movie theater chains in the u.s. and australia. china's richest person has close ties to the government in beijing, but critics say it's unlikely that lidge lidgen -- legendaries movies will be used to advance a political agenda. >> he has already talked to filmmakers and said it is not going to effect the product. >> reporter: films in their pipeline include another remake of king kong. the big move reflects not only the company's global ambitions, but china's desire to exercise soft power through entertainment and culture. he has said his goal is to take
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a dominant role in global media, controlling 20% of the global film market by 2020. rob reynolds, al jazeera, los angeles. >> let's see how much sports news andy can fit in before john kerry starts. [ laughter ] >> reporter: staying with los angeles, for the first time in more than 20 years, the city will be home to a nfl franchise. team owners voting overwhelmingly to give their approval. the san diego chargers have been given the opportunity to join the rams a year later. as well as the cost of the new stadium, the rams will also pay the nfl a $550 million relocation fee. right now the value of the ram's franchise is the lowest in the league.
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but by moving to the entertainment capitol of the world it is projected that that value will quickly prize to at least $3 billion. >> it's a difficult market. it's a difficult place to permit a stadium, and build something that we as a league can all be proud of. i think we worked hard. we got a little bit lucky, and we had a lot of good people help us. >> in 2019 they will be opening in a new stadium, which we are all as ownership very excited about. the kind of facility that is going to be built that we believe will be extraordinarily successful in the los angeles market. it's more than just a stayed , it's an entertainment complex. in the nba the lakers ended a four-game losing streak by beating the pelicans.
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kobi bryant returned but only played for 16 minutes because of a reoccurring achilles problem. the lakers won 95-91. in football sepp blatters right hand man has been fired. the former secretary general had already been suspended after being accused of his involvement in a scheme to profit from the sale of world cup tickets. he denies any wrongdoing. italian club romea have tacked their coach. garcia joined the club in 2013. lead them to two second-place finishes. the father of the youth team coach is taking over training duties for now. and [ inaudible ] is expected to return in their
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match with liverpool a little bit later. the sacker was arrested over the win over sunderland. >> we face a team every time we go to [ inaudible ] a team who is up for it. and it's always a ferocious battle no matter who is the manager. but we had a very strong manager before. we have a very strong one now. and he has the personality to do well there. coming up manchester city have a chance of going top if arsenal slip up. city at home to everton. and second place lester city take on tottenham on sunday. the british rider just signed a new contract with team sky that will see him staying there until then of 2018.
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he won the tour in 2015 and says this year's course really suits his style of racing. >> the course certainly suits me better than it did last year, so hopefully if -- if things go as planned, it -- it -- it should go all right for me. but that's -- it's going to take a lot of hard work. it's certainly not going to be any easier than last year. the one difference is that this year we do have more time trials on the tour, and that will make it a lot more of a well-rounded race, and more of a battle between different riders. >> john kerry clearly a sports fan letting us get through that piece. >> yes, indeed. that's all for andy and me, but do stay tuned here, our london news bureau will take you through the next couple of hours, so don't go away. ♪
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the u.s. thanks iran as ten navy sailors are released after their boats strayed into iranian waters. ♪ i'm lauren taylor. also coming up, dozens of isil suspects are held in raids in turkey, as police make one arrest in connection with the istanbul blast. at least 14 people are killed at in a suicide bomb attack in pakistan. and the tv telephone that claim the polish government is trying to influence what is in the news. ♪