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going to our website, the news never stops there. >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello i'm lauren taylor. coming up, the u.s. secretary of state thanks iran after ten navy sailors are released, but there is no expression of regret. dozens of isil suspects are held in raids in turkey as police make one arrest in connection with the istanbul blast. plans to evict as many as 2,000 refugees from a camp in calais.
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i'll be here with all of the sport, including, the countdown to arsenals premiere league match at liverpool as they look to keep their lead at the top of the table. ♪ the u.s. secretary of state has expressed his gratitude to iran for releasing ten sailors it held overnight, but there was no expression of regret. john kerry said diplomacy played a critical role in securing their release. iran said it freed the u.s. navy personnel after determining they entered the waters by mistake. the incident involved two u.s. fast patrol boats. the u.s. vessels had been
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heading for bahrain. iran said they had navigation problems. kerry also said implementation day for iran's nuclear plan will take place soon. >> these are always situations which as everybody here knows have been ability if not properly guided to get out of control. and i'm appreciative for the quick and appropriate response of the iranian authorities. >> let's go live to rosiland jordan in washington, d.c. as the secretary of state pointed out this could have all gone very differently, couldn't it? >> it would have gone very differently. but the reason why it didn't escalate into a protracted detention for the ten sailors or some sort of pototential milita confrontation is because of the direct contact which john kerry has with the foreign minister of iran. they talked at least twice about
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the situation on tuesday, and that lead to the release at 8:37 gmt of the sailors from iranian custody to u.s. custody. this the point he was trying to make, lauren, was without this direct ability to talk to each about immediate problems this is how situations deteriorate. >> the timing of this could have been extremely awkward. [ video and audio lost ]
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[ technical difficulties ] >> he also mentioned during the news conference, the issue of syria and how it was important to bring the iranians and the saudi arabias to the table to try to resolve the conflict. do you think that the relationship -- improved relationship between the americans and the iranians might help in this some way to resolve those differences, or do you think they will keep those issues separate as well. >> i think part of the reason why the saudis are upset is precisely because the relations
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are improving. it is very fearful that iran will be a very powerful player. and a player that the u.s. will not constantly be in conflict with. and that will have an impact on saudi arabia regionally and globally. so unfortunately, seeing this issue being resolved quickly is not going to make a lot of people in riyadh particularly happy. >> in the past there was a very different atmosphere, wasn't there? talk us through the change of people in iran that might have made thettitude over these sailors quite different than in iraq. >> with china, russia, and the u.s., and as a result, it's a player of a completely different standing. so that definitely has had an
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impact. but if we assume -- and i want to make sure -- this is an assumption. if we assume there was a power struggle between hard liners and moderates on how to handle this issue, if that was the case, then clearly the moderates scored a home run, because this was handled very swiftly and very professionally, and with a tremendous amount of diffusion. >> they tried to scuffle the iran nuclear as well, john kerry talked about it being implemented within days possibly. do you think that is actually going to happen and those forces lined up against it are not going to be able to scuttle it at this late stage? >> that's part of the remarkableness of this story.
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that the moderates and more level headed people won. none of the complications they have managed to create have thus far really come close to threatening the survival of the deal. >> thank you very much indeed for talking to us. >> thank you for having me. security forces in turkey say they have identified the man suspected of carrying out a suicide bombing in istanbul. germany has offered to help turkey in the fight against isil. andrew simmons right -- reports. >> reporter: a solemn group lead by the prime minister, the interior ministers of both turkey and germany also present. there is a surreal feeling here. the whole area has been cleaned
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up. red flourers are the only visual sense of death. there are no signs of blast damage apart from some wood gouged out of a seat. turkey's government blames isil for the attack. saying it is the organization's third bombing in the country, and the first aimed at foreigners. the bomber has been named, a 27-year-old syrian citizen born in saudi arabia. he is cited here on cctv footage when he is said to have given his fingerprints in istanbul only a week ago after an illegal border crosses. it was hours after the blast that the police say they were able to identify him from his fingerprints. they say he wasn't an isil suspect. one of the most historic places in the world. it all sends a chilling message, and a realization of the
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colossal task facing security and intelligence agencies. some tourists appear defiant, although many are staying away. >> life goes on, and if we let these sort of attacks like impact our daily lives i think we are giving in to the terrorists all together. i think stay confident and live our lives as well. >> i don't feel sad like going to this place, so, yeah, there might be an issue from my side. >> reporter: turkey's interior minister with his visiting german counterpart alongside announced the arrest of one suspected accomplice. >> translator: 3,318 people have been detained over links to islamic state and other radical groups since the beginning of the syrian conflict.
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one person was arrested following the investigation into yesterday's attack. >> reporter: as the morning begins for germans, the leadership here is calling for foreign governments to show more solidarity and cooperation with turkey in its fight against isil. turkey's facing tough questions about how those suicide bombing suspect managed to enter the border with syria. andrew simmons has this exclusive report. >> reporter: as students in northern syria films his journey towards a border crossing. it's possible to leave legally with the correct documents, or illegally without for the right amount of money. >> translator: i found a good smuggler always helps me for a sizable amount of money. i don't care how much to travel through the official border. >> reporter: going to the other
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way appears to be open too. al jazeera spoke to a man at one border crossing who said he is a smuggler. >> translator: if you want to go the illegal way it will be 75 to 100, from here we take 150, jump over the fence and he'll be across the border. we'll walk next to the trucks, he gives a thousand lira and he'll pick him up. >> reporter: the turkish police say the istanbul bomber crossed illegally. this man says he is a former isil smuggler who provided weapons. he says the turkish border into isil-held territory is the only way in and out for fighters. >> translator: it's like daesh is sitting in a room with no windows but one door. even if turkey closes the door a little, daesh won't break down the door, because they hope in
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the coming days they will reopen the door fully. >> reporter: it's the 100 kilometer stretch to the east of here along the border that is effectively the front door to turkey and europe for isil fighters. the united states called on the turkish government to station a 30,000 strong border patrol there, but turkey said it couldn't afore the spare troops. so business remains risk. the network for smugglers for isil seems very organized. >> translator: totally, groups come freely into istanbul. they travel bus not planes. there is a man responsible for managing hotel bookings, and transport, and another for entry into syria. >> reporter: 68 isil suspects have been detained sinces the istanbul attack. the interior minister says turkey is committed to tracking down isil sympathizers as part
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of the government's anti-terrorism operation. >> translator: 220 suspected isil members were detained. until now we have detained 3,318. out of these 847 were arrested significant number are foreign fighters. >> reporter: sealing the border completely is a tall order for turkey. it's the first port of call for syrians trying to escape the humanitarian disaster of the civil war. if the istanbul attack is a sign of an increase of insurgent attacks on turkish soil then the turkish government may have to consider closing the door completely. >> within the last hour and a half or so, the turkish prime minister has been talking about all of this. tell us a bit more about what he has been saying. >> reporter: yes, he has now said that another four people have been detained directly linked to what happened behind
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me on tuesday the bombing in istanbul. we don't really know what that link is, but we are hearing that there is a link. there was talk when the news came out that the bomber has crossed from syria into turkey. he had come illegally. and there were accomplices with him. so there is speculation that perhaps these were his accomplices. seven different provinces, 68 people detained, not arrested because in turkey you have to go before a judge before you are officially arrested and they deem whether or not you will go to jail, but detained for investigation as to whether or not they will indeed end up in court. >> and sue, one thing you mentioned is that the russian air force appears to be protecting isil within syrian air space. presumably that kind of
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accusation against russia is not going to improve their relationship. >> reporter: yes, diplomatic shenanigans that have gone on with russia i don't think have eased, and there is an awful lot of talk that russia are sort of courting the kurds. and that is the every front that turkey is fighting on. people are saying people are being rounded up and arrested, and that may also include kurds. but so far we haven't seen evidence of that. but the argument if you would like between russia and turkey carries on, whether or not that will ease at all, whether the relations might thaw a little because of what happened in istanbul, and because of the commit by turkey every security measure needs to be tightened up if people are going to believe that us -- istanbul and the
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other tush -- turkish cities. >> thank you for that. still to come, spain's political dead lock, the new parliament may have been sworn in, but there's still no government. and the tennis world number 2 is stepping into gear ahead of the first slam of 2016. details coming up in sport. ♪ more news on avalanche now in the french alps. three people are now known to have died and a number of school children are missing. one of the dead is from ukraine. the incident happened in a resort. and we'll bring you more on that story as it develops. at least 15 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack
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in southwestern pakistan which targeted security at a polio vaccination center. the campaign is part of a nationwide effort to reach 2.4 million children under five and eradicate a disease that still plagues pakistan when most of the world is polio free. >> 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 campaign is koovr for western spies, and the vaccine is used to sterilize children. some say those accusations are themselves a cover. >> they use it as a means under the [ inaudible ] actually they promote their own agenda of -- of causing havoc in the country, reeking havoc in the country. >> reporter: polio used to be a global problem, 350,000 cases
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were reported in 1988. from 125 countries then, the world health organization says the disease is now known to exist in only two, pakistan and afghanistan. they were just over 300 cases of pole you in pakistan in 2014 as operations to protect polio workers have 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 attacks highlights how vulnerable anti-polio workers and the security forces sent to protect them still are. coordinated attacks in jalalabad have killed seven security personal. two gunmen who barricaded themselves were killed after a shootout with security forces. earlier an accomplice blew himself up next to a police
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vehicle. our correspondent has more from kabul. >> reporter: local officials in the province say there were three attackers involved in the operation. the first carried out the suicide bomb against police vehicle, then two attackers went on to guest house, which belongs to the local government there. they were holed up there fighting with afghan security forces, the two attackers were killed as a result. now the pakistani consulate was not far from there. it's unclear if they were targeting the guest house or the pakistani consulate. there hasn't been any claim of responsibility. but jalalabad, and the widen provines is volatile and as a number of armed group, most notably the islamic state of
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iraq and the levant, also the taliban. the two groups are fighting each other, and the afghan army are also fighting these two groups, so you understand the security situation is very volatile in the area. as many as 2,000 refugees living in a camp in calais will about to be evicted. they are set to be moved into containers. but some are worried about what implications that might have. >> reporter: it's difficult to estimate how many people live in this makeshift camp called the jungle. at the moment maybe about 5,000 living under tarps, living in tents. it's muddy, wet, cold, and filthy. the french government has responded to criticism about how it is handling the situation here by starting to build a warmer drier, drier camp,
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accomodations that would house about 1500 refugees. they are using containers which they are turning into dormitories with about 12 bunk beds in each. you would think that would appear attractive to the refugees. but people are reluctant. they are unsure about this move for a couple of reasons. first of all, fingerprints are being taken of the people as they move into the new facility. also there is a fence around the perimeter. there are gates, and security standing on the gates. people are afraid once they are in, they may not be able to get out again. they are worried that they might be forced to register in france or sent back to their country of origin, and they won't be able to try to kin their journey to
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the united kingdom by jumping on the backs of loris or trains. the world economic forum has revoked its invitation to north korea for its up coming meeting in switzerland. tensions have been raised between the countries after north korea claimed to have tested a hydrogen bomb last week. harry fawcett reports from seoul. >> reporter: on the day when south korea says it fired warning shots to deter a north korean drone, diplomats did their best to send their own wa warnings across the border. promising tough sanctions against pyongyang for its nuclear bomb test last week. earlier the south korean president made her address to the nation, saying the test required a stronger response than in previous years, and she
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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, we will not be able to stop a fifth, and sixth nuclear test, and we cannot guarantee peace and stability of the peninsula. >> reporter: she said she was considering deploying an u.s. anti-missile system on the border. >> translator: when one country seeks its own security, it must consider the security of other countries. at present the situation in the korean peninsula is very sensitive. >> reporter: in pyongyang the fourth test remains a triumph. video shows kim ki-jong supporting his scientists. and for all of her talk of a fundamentally different response
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this time, that remains the key problem. north korea has publicly repeatedly avowed his its intentions to obtain nuclear weapons. spain's new parliament has been sworn in at a ceremony in the spanish capitol madrid. almost a month after elections the country still doesn't have a new government. barnaby phillips reports. >> reporter: the opening of spain's new pavrl has the feel of the first day of school. lots of interesting new boys and girls. the greens arrived on bicycles. but the police said they would have to leave them outside. and the man with the ponytail, who's left-wing party is a new political force. spain is waiting to hear under what terms he would go into a coalition government. the old parties are damaged, but still very much alived.
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leader of the socialists, and the out going prime minister who still hopes to lead a new coalition that excludes padamos. >> translator: the people's party has the responsibility to lead the new government. we call on the socialists and the citizens party to join us in a government that could last for the full four-year term. >> reporter: but the spanish people delivered a very inconclusive vote in december's vote, and now is not easy to see how such idealogical incompatible parties can work together. >> the sympathy is at the highest level in spain since 1977. in my point of view, i think the [ inaudible ] have a new election in -- in -- in june or in -- at the end of may, no? because it's very difficult to have the agreement at this situation, with this
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[ inaudible ]. >> reporter: spain's politicians can't agree on the composition of a new government, but this country certainly needs leadership. it's economy is in a precarious situation, aaron alexis in catalonia, nationalists are making a new push for independence. this is a time of great uncertainty in spain. barnaby phillips, al jazeera, madrid. still to come on the al jazeera news hour. no let up, syrian peace talks are less than two weeks away, but the government air strikes continue. why hong kong's leader was heckeled. and in sport another untimely departure from football's world governing body. ♪ national mood he didn't talk that much about race tonight did he? >> actually i would say not at all. i just wanted to add one thing to this, which is the idea that the government is usefulful that the role of government is very
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important for things like cancer research, which did get a pie part son response, and other
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implementation day for the iran nuclear deal could happen within the coming days. turkish police have conducted several raids since tuesday's suicide blast in istanbul. five people have been detained with alleged links to the attacks. there have been a series of deadly attacks by the government in syria. all of this as talks will being scheduled to discuss the civil war. >> reporter: devastation as far as the eye can see, buildings are tap led, more than 100 killed. ambulances taking away the injured. >> translator: we have recovered a lot of bodies. there were many more hurt. >> reporter: syrian state tv says the attack is part of a renewed government campaign to cut off idlib province which is held by rebels. government forces are also aiming to recapture the crossing on the turkish border then
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reclaim idlib. >> translator: it was a matter of seconds. everything turns upside down. rockets and smoke everywhere. the young men started recovering the dead bodies. >> reporter: syrian tv also says government troops have captured the rebel strong hold in herself innern province of latakia. the town was one of the last rebel-held lines in the mostly government regions. since the russian air offensive began in september, there have been more than 5,000 air strikes. russian air strikes are also reported to have targeted the suburbs of aleppo. >> translator: when the plane hit the school there were many martyrs. this class suffered the most, and the teacher was killed.
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>> reporter: in the countryside surrounding the capitol damascus, syrian armed forces helicopters have dropped barrel bombs killing at least five people. human rights groups say at least a dozen barrel bombs were dropped. and east of damascus, at least three children and four adults were reportedly killed in duma. home video is said 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. denmark has been sharply criticized for proposing to take valuables from refugees and migrants to help pay for asylum centers. it's one of several measures being considered by parliament.
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>> reporter: hard times for refugees are getting hard. would-be asylum seekers who turn up here will present the contents of their socks for confiscation. refugees already here will have to wait three years before their families can join them. for people like this person from syria, that matters more than losing the rings from her fingers. >> translator: i don't want to lose my things, but if it meant my family was safe, i would pay anything. it isn't that denmark says it can't cope with the numbers. the breakdown of cooperation inside the european union means countries annexing the laws.
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one party says the laws aren't enough. they would like to go after refugees bank accounts as well. >> the message is quite clear, if you want to come to europe, you should stay clear of denmark, because we are defining the rules, and if we have the opportunity to send you back, then we will send you back. >> reporter: a goods half of danish society is horrified by all of this. where is the denmark that helped the jews in world war ii. what has happened to denmark's pride in leading liberal thought. this placard reads you can take the gold out of my teeth for a decent denmark. many are asking themselves if it doesn't demean a country as this to be acting as a sort of
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pawnbroker. rights groups say the legislation forcing separated families to have to wait three years before being reunited is against human rights law, and they will try to challenge it. more importantly they wonder how improve riching poor refugees further will help them find a new life here. >> they cannot invite their neighbors to a party. they cannot take part in -- they cannot send their children to football because they cannot pay the fee, et cetera, et cetera. they cannot integrate themselves into the communities. >> reporter: it's worth pointing out that those who do get asylum are being taught really well. but the door is fast shutting on anyone who thinks it is welcoming. editor and chief of the copenhagen post joins me now.
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how likely are these rules to go ahead? >> reporter: they will go ahead for a while at least, because of the parliamentary situation where the danish [ inaudible ] party is surging ahead. and they are coming now up with measures which are basically, i feel out of touch with the population. >> one of the ministers said it would put migrants or refugees on equal footing with out of work danes. is that a fair comment? >> well, it is a fair comment insofar as the danish welfare system supports people who have no money. so if they have money, they have
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to spending their own money before the state takes over. and the argument is the refugees are coming here, they should pawn what they have and live on their own means as far as they go. where it does not make sense is that all of these refugees have already spent all they have to get here. so it's politically argument and not really an -- a good daily humanitarian argument. >> yeah, the u.n. high commission for refugees has said one of the things they have criticized is the fact that families would not be allowed to be reunited for three years, and they have been particularly critical of that. is that something that is still do you think going to part of the legislation, or is that something that they will have to roll back on because of international rules. >> well, it has to be -- it has to be seen. it's not on the top of the
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agenda, but when people realize what it is, we do know that maybe 25 to 30% of the refugees are unaccompanied children, and should all of these children wait three years before they can be reunited with their families? no way will the danes say when they have been given time to think. >> you mentioned no way. but has the public's response been what you expected over there? or do you think it has been a bit slow in tell us what you think of that. >> yeah, it's a slow start, but it will grow. the slow start is due to the fact that there has been so many in different numbers as to what the inflow of refugees would be from a few thousand to maybe many many many more thousands, and that of course has clouded people's minds, but when it shows now that the flow sort of
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going down, at least not increasing, then people have time to think, and now we have -- now we have petitions [ inaudible ] for signatures, telling the politicians that now they have overstretched their authority. >> thank you very much indeed. editor and chief of the copenhagen post. thank you for your time. >> thank you. the first group of cubans chosen from thousands stranded in costa rica are on their way to el salvador. 180 have been allowed to continue to the united states. around 8,000 cubans have been stuck in limbo along the northern border with nicaragua. hong kong's leader has outlined his plans for the year. however, the speech was
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overshadowed by the mysterious disappearance of five hong kong book publishers. >> reporter: he came to set out his agenda for the next year already embril bro broil -- embroiled in a new controversy. he was interrupted. five book publishers are being detained apparently, for publishing books critical of the chinese government. he insists all is well with the relationship. >> translator: they will fully and faithfully implement the [ inaudible ] hong kong people administering hong kong and a high degree of autonomy. >> reporter: the continuingist
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mystery and beijing's official silence on it is undermining his authority. he begins his last full year in office, showing his popularity has slipped to an all-time low. >> reporter: this year will be crucial if he wants to stand for reelection. protesters outside reminded him of the many problems, poverty and affordingable housing among them. this man is retired but without a pension. life is a constant struggle. he gets welfare assistance of $300 a month. but his one room apartment costs $400? recollect. >> my children have their own children to raise. it's hue militating to ask for money every month. >> reporter: chris and ringo 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 political and social problems he is presiding over, many believe his legacy will be more about what he didn't do than what he did. still ahead on the program, the legacy of apartheid, frustration in south africa, as thousands of claims to redistribute land to the black majority remain unsettled. and we'll have the latest designs from the detroit auto show. i'm lee wellings in munich, and more focus on the governing body itself. the only way to get better is to challenge yourself,
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not the other way around. ♪ hello again, now to the legacy of apartheid in south africa. most land is still owned by white south africans, despite the government promising to return a third to the black majority. more than 60,000 land claims are awaiting settlement. as tania page reports. >> reporter: this is one of the biggest landowners in south africa's province here. he keeps some of the continents iconic animals and grows crops, but they may not be his forever. five different counties moved off of the land by a white minority government in the late
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1900s say his land belongs to them. >> i'm prepared if they give me a fair price to sell the whole farm. >> reporter: the government has not met the price so far. but they may not have to if they change to rules. >> the biggest problem i have is unsure. we -- we are totally unsure. will we be here tomorrow? will we be here in five years, ten years time? i would love to get surety from government. and whatever they decide, they are the government of the day, we will cooperate. >> reporter: in 1994 it is estimated that 82 million hectors of land was owned by white. the government promised to redistribute 30% to blacks by
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this year some of the people claiming this farm below live up here on the mountain. the land here is dry, steep, and stony. it's almost impossible to grow anything. this man remembers when the community first claimed the land 15 years ago. >> if we get that land, we will thank 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 change this community's future, but theres is just one of 65,000 land claims still to be settled. leaving families like this with an uncertain future. ethiopia has announced its has scrapped lands to expand its
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capitol. it recently admitted it killed dozens of protesters demonstrating against the expansion. the minister of government communication affairs told us on wednesday that officials in the region decided to stop the plan and that the federal government will respect their decision. on to sport now. >> lauren thank you so much. arsenal [ inaudible ] is expected to return on wednesday. the team go into this game top of the table with liverpool down in 8. >> we face a team every time we go to [ inaudible ] a team who is up for it, and it is always a ferocious battle no matter who is the manager. but they had a very strong manager before. they have a very strong one now,
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and has the personality to do well there. >> there's always a big -- big challenge to play against clubs like arsenal, or many like them, but i think if we showed something in the last few weeks, something like a plan against good football playing teams. >> seven matches coming up. manchester city have a chance of going on top if arsenal slip up. depending champions iraq kicked off their asian under 23 league. iraq will next play uz beck stan
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on saturday. sepp blatters right-hand man at fifa has been fired. he had already been suspended after he was accused of being involved in a scheme to profit from the sale of world cup tickets. he denies any wrongdoing. the scandal that is gripping world athletics is about to get worse. on thursday the world anti-doping agency will release the second part of its report on doping and corruption within world athletics. and one of the coauthors say the information will have a wow factor. >> reporter: athletics is under the microscope, and the findings have caused its biggest-ever crisis. two months ago wada concluded there has been state sponsored doping by russia. the iaaf suspended the nation
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and will only allow its competitors into this year's rio olympics if satisfied with reform. but russia is not the only country under suspicion. the findings from part two of the independent investigation will be revealed here in munich. there will be more allegations of wide-spread doping, of criminal activity to cover up that doping, and a focus on the governing body of athletics itself. the chairman of the commission has promised there will be a wow factor. >> as the investigation went on, we discovered information that not only related to sport corruption and the general sense of it, but also to possible criminal actions. [ applause ] >> reporter: the head of world athletics for 16 years has been charged with active corruption under french law, accused of
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covering up positive doping tests. his successor has faced a torrid first few months in the job. he was vice president under his predecessor, and was charged in the u.k. parliament. coe reluctantly left nike, and denied it influenced his backing of the town of eugene, without other bidders invited. over 100 athletics medals, at the world championships and olympics are under suspicion. some nations may await the findings particularly nervously. a succession of athletes from kenya have been suspended. and wada wants a credible anti-doping regime in the
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country. coe says he will turn the organization around. for the first time in more than 20 years, l.a. is to be home to a nfl franchise. the st. louis rams will head back there next season. team owners voted overwhelmingly to end the 21 year absence in the united states second-largest tv market. the san diego chargers have been given the join the rams a year later. they will build a new $2 billion stadium. >> 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
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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 stadium, it's an entertainment complex. tennis now, and [ inaudible ] has set her sites on winning this year's first grand slam. the world number 2 sl slug -- shrugged off an achilles injury. and battled for a win. and that's all of your sport
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for now. it's now back to lauren in london. >> farah thank you. now to the cars of the future and the u.s. motor city of detroit. concept car designs have been creating quite a buzz. these are cars not yet on the road, but allow designers to explore new ideas. john hendren is at the show. >> 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 of assembly lines in the next few years. the concept 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 lots. the sleek accura won the conferences design excellence award for concept cars. >> for the year we wanted to
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create more of a luxury feeling and the front we wanted to have it be low -- focused on performance. >> reporter: with its suicide doors and curved display screen it looks like no accura on the road. audi has a concept car run on hydrogen. >> it's our next step, our next revolution in electric driving mobility. >> reporter: it has low-profile door handles, a self opening fuel panel and two big advantages over electric cars, a 600-mile range and a refuelling time of as little as 4 minutes. th this is the latest lincoln.
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it has new sleeker lines, doors that spring open at the touch and a design that says wealth without drawing sports car attention. >> one of the things that our customers want is to make things easier and more intuitive. so experience that handle. press that. >> reporter: this is a car that is designed as much for the passenger in back as the one in front, this seat heats, cools, reclines, and massages. some of the cars rolled out this week will never make it to production, but you are likely to see elements from them as soon as next year. plenty more for you on our website. the address for that is and that's it for me, lauren taylor, barbara sarah will be here in a moment. do say with us, if you can. thanks for watching.
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