>> you're watching al jazeera live from london. our top story this evening, the u.s. secretary of state has expressed his gratitude to iran for releasing ten american sailors and held overnight after their boats drifted in iranian waters on tuesday. they were on board two u.s. navy boats on a route from kuwait to bahrain when they strayed into the iranian waters near the farsi island. nine men and one woman sat on the floor while being held.
they accept that there was a mechanical problem with thei their navigation system. this is the kind of thing that could have escalated but secretary of state john kerry said it shows diplomacy in action. >> that's right, and not only did john kerry say that it was diplomacy in action, according to senior officials, he talked with his counterpart, iranian foreign minister five times on tuesday to resolve this crisis. there had been a lot of belligerent talk coming from the semi official iranian media suggesting that the ten u.s. sailors may have been up to no good, maybe to spy on military operations on farsi island which is where they ended up when they were taken into custody by iranian authorities.
but the u.s. said repeatedly no, this was a mechanical problem with one of the two rivering patrol boats that the crew was sailing from kuwait to the fifth fleet, and the finally the iranians agreed that this was the situation that didn't need to be escalated, and so they turned over the ten crew members to u.s. authorities just before 9:00 gmt or 4:00 a.m. east coast time on thursday. while the u.s. is investigating what happened, the bigger question, barbara, is whether or not this is the kind of situation that could have exploded. secretary of state john kerry said in a speech on wednesday that this wasn't the kind of situation that could have exploded mainly because there is direct communication now between the u.s. government and the iranian government even though they do not have diplomatic relations.
>> so i guess, you know, potential crisis was certainly averted because of the diplomacy which now has improved between the u.s. and iran, there is an issue of an apology, though. the americans didded did admit that they did stray into iranian territorial waters. why does a detail like that become so relevant? >> it becomes relevant because it's a matter of whether or not something intentionally happened. the u.s. was arguing that this was a simple result of some kind of mechanical breakdown, and if your vessel breaks down you're going to basically float wherever the currents take you and that there was no intent to
end up on farsi island. the southbound joe biden wasse adamant--the vice president joe biden was adamant that there was no issue--they did not want to make this a bigger problem especially in light of the fact that they have security interests, the u.s. is trying to behave pragmatically, and it's not going to let every single incident dictate how the big issues are handled. >> roslind jordan with analysis on that story from washington, d.c. ros, thank you. let's go to turkey now where the prime minister has said that the suicide-bomber who killed ten german tourists on tuesday was a syrian national with links to isil who entered turkey as a refugee. five people have been arrested over the attack along with
dozens of expected isil members. turkey has offered to help in the fight against the group. >> on the approach against an ancient obilisk where the tourists died, the interior ministers of both turkey and germany also present. there is a surreal feeling here. the whole area has been cleaned up. red flowers are the only visual sense of death. there is no signs of blast damage apart from wood gouged out of the seat. turkey's government blames isil for the attack. saying it's the organization's third bombing in the country and the first aimed at foreign nerys. the suicide-bomber has been named by security forces, a 27-year-old syrian citizen born in saudi arabia. he cited here on cctv footage
when he is said to have given his finger trips only a week ago after an illegal border crossing. it was only hours after the blast that the police were able to identify him from his fingerprints. they said he was not an isil suspect. >> the attack on turkey's tourist industry with foreigner's dead. it sends a chilling message, and the realization of the colossal task facing security and intelligence agencies. some tourists appear defiant although many are staying away. >> life goes on. and if we let this sort of attacks like impact our daily lives, i mean, giving in to the trails together. we have to stay confident and live our lives well. >> yes, there might be an issue
. >> as the morning begins the germans who lost their lives on a package tour in this historic setting, the leadership here is calling for foreign governments to show morsel darety and cooperation in its fight against isil. andrew simmons, al jazeera, istanbul. >> the latest attack shows us how porous the border is between syria and turkey. istanbul has bolstered security but it's still a haven for smugglers. this is our exclusive report. >> a student in northern syria films a journal towards a border crossing, a journey he has made many times. it is possible to leave legally with the correct documents or illegally without for the right amount of money. >> going the other way appears to be open, too.
al jazeera secretly spoke to a man at one border crossing who said he is a smuggler. >> if you want to go the illegal way it's 75 lira. just jump over the border. he walks over to the trucks. he gives 1,000 lira to the syrian driver and he picks him up. >> the turkish police say that the bomber crossed the border illegally. this man said that he is a former isil smuggler who provided weapons in syria for fighters from chechnya, and he said that it is the only way in and out for fighters. >> it is like daesh is sitting in the room with no windows and one door. when turkey closes the door a little bit, they won't break down the door because they hope
in a few days turkey will open the door fully. >> the border is 100 kilometers and it is the door between turkey and europe for isil fighters. they have stationed a 30-thousand strong patrol there but turkey said it could not afford to spare the troops, so business for smugglers remains brisk. >> troops come freely in istanbul. they travel by bus not planes. they come in where they meet up. there is a man responsible for managing hotel bookings and transport and another for entry into syria. >> 68 isil suspects have been detained across turkey since the istanbul attack. the interior minister said that turkey is committed to tracking down isil sympathizer as part of
the government's anti-terrorism operation. >> 220 isil members were attacked. until now, we have talked 3,018 since the conflict began in syria. 147 were arrested, a significant number of foreign fighters. >> sealing the border completely is a tall order for turkey. it's the first call for syrians trying to escape the disaster of the civil war. the istanbul attack is a sign of increase of insurgent attacks on turkish soil, and as a turkish government they have to consider closing the door completely. al jazeera, istanbul. >> well, tuesday's suicide attack was just the latest by isil to target tourists in the middle east. in march they tackled the museum in the capital killing 22 people many of them tourists. then in june isil claimed
responsibility for the loan gunmalone gunman. 33 were killed in that attack, mostly british sourists. in october a russian airliner traveling from the sharm el sheik resort was bombed. just last week the group claimed attacks on israeli tourists in the egyptian capital. and for more on this we're joined by a fellow of international diplomacy. thank you for joining us here on al jazeera. when you read the list like that you see in the last 12 months there seems to be a concerted effort to target tourist attractions. is it a new strategy or is it a ball string of an existing one?
>> in the past jihad started attacking tourists visiting egyptian sites and so on. and a tactic it is not new. but you're absolutely right, for daesh, for isil it's a new tactic. and it's comes after the old tactics which are beheading hostages on camera has failed. what they hope to do is to persuade the west because many of the townistists are western tourists, to disengage in the war against daesh, and they're also sending out the message that the economies to the countries such as tunisia, egypt, turkey, we relay very much on tourism will be damaged. all of those countries are involved in the coalition against them. >> i mean, the sad truth is if we look at the case of the community there are two attacks in one year and i guess the one on the beach was particularly shocking, and we're here in the
u.k. we know for a fact that the tourism has gone down in turkey, which desperately needs it at this time. in that way the strategy has been effective. >> it's been effective if they want to damage the tunisian economies, then they have. it won't be in effect until tunisia or any other country turns around and says we won't fight daesh. we won't fight isil. they put up the white flag. now the fact is that particularly the western countries, which are really inflicting the damage on isil or daesh, until they give up, they're going to lose. what daesh is doing without realizing it actually with these attacks it is giving the governments the public support that they haven't had for intervention. and if they carry on it wouldn't surprise me that there is public support in the west, at least if not in the middle east to put boots on the ground, and to take
back the territory that daesh still holds. >> do you think that them holding more leicester tore straddling iraq and syria actually have an impact on these sorts of attacks that we're seeing? >> they do, yes, if you think about it daesh is an organization that existed as al-qaeda in iraq for 12 years. it only began it inspire recruits in the west after it gain territory in 2014 in are a big way. territory is really at the heart of the identity of daesh. it is what allowed it to declare itself a state. it is what allowed it to declare a caliphate. when you take that away it damage the brand and it's identity. >> always good to talk to you from the royal united services institute. thank you. >> thank you. >> there have been a series of
deadly attacks. this is the united nations special envoy to syria. geoff station as far as the eye can see. buildings are toppled more than 100 people killed, ambulances taking away the injured. >> we have helped to recover a lot of bodies. >> syrian state tv says the attack is part of a renewed government campaign to cut off idlib province, which is held by rebels. the government forces are aiming to recapture the crossing on the turkish border, then reclaim idlib. >> it was a matter of seconds. everything is turned upside down. the young men started recovering the dead bodies. syrian tv said that government troops have captured salma.
the town was one of the last rebel front lines in the mostly government-held regions. human rights groups say that russian warplanes have carried out airstrikes to support the syrian army offensive. since the russian arrow offensive began in september there have been more than 5,000 airstrikes. russian airstrikes help target aleppo city. several schools were hit killing at least 12 children and their teacher. >> when the plain hit the school, this class suffered the most and the teacher was killed. >> in the countryside surrounding the capital of damascus, syrian armed forces have dropped barrel bombs killing five people. human rights groups say at least a dozen barrel bombs were dropped on residentialna
residential neighborhoods and three children and four adults were reportedly killed when government forces shelled douma. footage showing pulling a wounded child from the rubble. now it has surpassed a quarter million. talks to end the fight in the war are scheduled for later this month in geneva. al jazeera. >> well, danish mps have been debating a controversial propose to take valuables from refugees to help pay for centers. >> hards times for refugees in copenhagen, and they're getting hard. would be asylum seekers who turn up here will present the contents of their rucksacks for
confiscation. a new law for refugee already here will have to wait three years before their families can join them. for people like this woman, that matters more than losing the rings from her fingers. >> i don't want to lose my things, but if it meant that my family was safe i'll pay anything. the new rules mean that my family can't come. and home is not safe. >> it's not only that denmark can't cope with the numbers, the breakdown inside the european union means that the ghost in copenhagen joining countries like poland and hungary in enacting provocative laws. indeed, the powerful dane necessary pisdanish people's party would like to go after refugee's bank accounts as well. >> well, the message is quite clear, if you want to come to europe, stay clear of denmark.
when we have an opportunity to send you back, we will send you back. >> where is the denmark that helped the jews escape nazis in world war ii? what happened to denmark's pride in leading liberal thought in europe. this placard reads you can take the gold ou out of my teeth for a decent denmark. many people are asking themselves if it means being in the country. >> they wonder how impoverished
poor refugees further will help them in finding a new life here. >> making them poor is not helpful in the immigration process. they cannot invite their neighbors to a party. they cannot take part and send their children to foot basketball becausfootball because they have to pay a fee, etc., etc. they can't integrate themselves without having the same amount of money that danish people have. >> those who do get asylum get treated really well like these children being taught danish, but denmark has changed. the door is fast shutting on anybody who thinks that it is welcoming. >> meanwhile, as many as 2,000 refugees living at a huge makeshift camp are to be evicted on thursday. aid workers in the french town say that large areas of the camp will be dismantled. more than 300 women and 60 children are among those facing eviction. they'll move to containers which have been turned into accommodation.
some worry about the implications that that might have. and jackie rol jacky rowland has. >> the jungle camp is a terrible place to be at any time of year. but in january it's particularly grim. it's cold, it's wet and there is mud to wade through. i'm coming up to the high point above the camp to get a better view of what's going on. and you can see these white containers behind me. and these have been brought in by the french authorities to create warmer, dryer accommodations for people. they are bump beds inside. electricity heating, washing facilities, toilets. the idea is that 1500 refugees are being asked to leave the tents and move into this new facility where they can live more comfortbly during the
winter months. so with all these facilities on offer you would think that the refugees would be literally rushing to move into the new container park. but it's when you get to one of the entry points that you start to understand why so many people are reticent. for starts, the new camp is completely surrounded by a metal fence. there are only a few gates where you can enter, and those are guarded by security. to go in you have to register your fingerprints. that's making alarm bells ring for quite a few people. they're afraid once inside this new camp they won't be able to come and go freely. they're afraid they may be forced to register for asylum here in france and of course, the biggest fear is that they may be expelled back to their countries. most of the people who have made the perilous journey through the mediterranean up through europe to reach calais has done so with
one goal. that is to cross the channel and to reach the united kingdom. there is a fear among some people here that to go through the gates into this camp could ultimately spell the end of that dream. >> well, the singer mia refuge understand refugees better than more. she and her family fled the war in sri lanka. and she uses her track to track the migrants. [singing] [singing]
>> well, mia joins us live now in the studio. thank you for coming in and welcome to al jazeera. >> thank you for having yes. >> it's great to see the video. the video and the song is inspired by the refugee crisis. first of all, what gave you the idea to put it together, and what reaction have you had? >> i put it together because it's a subject matter i've always covered throughout my career, and a lot of things that i do. it just accumulated to this point where, you know, the subject matter hit the mainstream press, but it's something that i've done consistently. the reaction has been extreme as always. it is my work. it has weeded out a lot of hate from neo-nazi groups, and people thinking that it's going to cause white genocide, and that's what i'm promoting. obviously on the other side i've
had tremendous amount of support from my fans. other people who feel that it is important fo for musicians to speak about current affairs and things that affect society. >> you mentioned the word hate. were you surprised that some of that came out in reaction to this video? >> um, yes. i always find it surprising. that's why i keep doing it. you would think that every year there have been progress, but then you find, you know, that's actually not the case. i just felt that i as a refugee, you know, i wasn't really in position to turn around to all these people and say don't come because, you know, coming to england and being part of multi cultural britain and being able to give back has been, you know,
become a postage, i guess. trying to find a solution of multi culturalism and integration workers rather than it being a problem. >> interestingly you bring up immigration. we have seen reports from denmark where they want to take jewelry from migrants, and there has been fall out from the attacks in cologne. i know its difficult to have a simple answer to this, but what would you say that the key to integration is in a place like europe? >> well, i think --um, integration is a positive thing. i think--you know, if peopl people--assimilation is separate, and i think
integration can be a positive thing, and i'm a product of that. it has valuable contribution to culture. i think creativity especially is brought out by something like that. i think that i've been--when i first came out as a musician i always championed the concept of multi culturalism, and how coming from england actually helped facilitate something like that, help me to come out and be part of the music industry in the west. that's positive. i can't find anything negative about multi cultural i am. >> many will be happy to hear this. thank you for coming and sharing your views with us. >> thank you. >> we have still lots more ahead
>> now a reminder of the top stories here on al jazeera. the u.s. secretary of state has helped to cure the speedy release of ten sailors who were detained by iran after their boats entered iranian waters. diplomacy played a key role in the swift resolution of the incident. and turkey has detained five people over tuesday's suicide blast. the bomber was from syria and had enter th entered the country as a refugee. now tunisians remain divided over the legacy and continue to worry beaver the growing instability and crumbling economy.
>> moving to tunia a few weeks before the start of the up rising. since then the political landscape has changed so dramatically. is he hats been advising the governmenten implementing reforms for foreign investors. when the revolution happened i in 2011, the expectations were so high that tunia would change overnight. that has not been the case, and we cannot fault tunisia for that because the transition and the way forward has been managed in a consensus-building manner. >> now that the political impasse has been overcome, the
aim of growth rate of seven percent. but growth is expected to shrink to less than 1% this year following a series of attacks targeting tourists and growing instability. tunisians who had hoped the up rising would change their lives for the better are frustrated. >> the government must tackle unemployment, restore stability. these are our biggest concerns. >> before 2011 criticizing the government was a major offense. it's no longer the case now. in a country where 15% of the population is unemployed, the economy matters more than political reform. >> the only bent o benefit of the revolution is freedom of speech. but nothing has changed in my life. >> the day of celebration on the
revolution is being marched by uncertainty of the future. it is a reminder of tunisia's uphill struggle to meet the growing demands of people in poverty those that started the 2010 revolution. tunisia has managed a smooth transition. it has a vibrant parliament, free media and for millions of tunisians poverty and instability remain the biggest threat to the future of the country that started the arab spring. al jazeera, tunis. >> the pakistani taliban and the group linked to it said that they carried out a suicide-bomb attack outside of a polio vaccination center that killed 15 people, and there have been warnings of more attacks to come. it is part of an effort to reach
2.5 children under five and to irradicate the disease that still plagues pakistan. >> they were on their way to a polio vaccination center when they were attacked. they are frequent target it's of those who say that the polio campaign is a cover for western spies and that the vaccination is a way of sterilizing the children. >> they promote their own agenda. wreaking havoc in the country. >> polio used to be a global problem. 350,000 cases were reported in 1988. from 125 countries then the "world health organization" said that the disease is now known to exist in only two, pakistan and
afghanistan. there were only 300 cases in afghanistan sta in 2014. that number has fall on it 50 last year. they want to irradicate polio completely, and they're on track to make that happen. this shows how close the polio workers and the security forces sent to protect them still are. >> coordinated attacks of jalalabad has killed seven security personnel. two gunmen were killed after a shootout with security forces. earlier an accomplice blew the place out. we have more now from kabul. >> local officials say that there were three attackers involved in the operation. the first carried out the
suicide-bomb against police vehicle. then two attackers went on to a guesthouse which belongs to the local government. they were hold out and they're fighting with afghan security forces. the two attackers were killed as a result. the pakistani consulate was not far and it is not clear if the aim of the attack, if the attackers were targeting the guesthouse, which belongs to the local government, or if they were attacking the pakistani consulate. there has not been a claim of responsibility, but jalalabad is volatile and there are a number of armed groups, mostly the islamic state in iraq and the levant. also the taliban. now the two groups are fighting each other, and the afghan army are fighting these two groups. they understand the security situation is very volatile in the area.
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network issued a release stating its plans to expand it's existing digital services in the u.s. >> an avalanche has swept killing three people. it happened i where three people are still thought to be missing. investigation whether new laws in poland break democracy. the laws will allow them to influence what is in the news. the laws have been introduced by poland' poland's politicians
who that passed in elections. >> the opening of spain's new parliament has the feel of the first day of school. lots of interesting new boys and girls. they arrive bye-bye cycles, but the police say they have to leave them outside. and the man with the ponytail, pablo iglesias, 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 very much alive. the outgoing prime minister hopes to lead a new coalition that excludes--the people's party has the responsibility to lead the new government. we call on the socialists and
the citizens party to join news a government that could last for the full four year term. >> but the spanish people livered a very inconclusive result in december's vote, and now it's not hard to see how such incompatible parties could work together. >> in my point of view i think to have new election in the end of may and it is difficult to have the agreement in the situation. >> spain's politicians can't agree on a new government, but it needs leadership, and in catalonia, nationalists are making a new push for independence. this is a time of great uncertainty in spain. barnaby phillips, al jazeera,
the spanish parliament in madr madrid. >> the world economic forum has revoked it's invehtation to north korea for its up coming meeting in switzerland. this comes on the day when they ask for the toughest sanctions against its neighbor. tensions have been raised after north korea claims to have tested a hydrogen bomb last week. >> on a day when south korea said it fired warning shots to deter a north korean drone, there were promised sanctions against pyongyang for its bomb test last week. they made an annual new year address for the nation and said that it required a tougher international response than previous years, and she expected china, which opposed pyongyang's program, to react accordingly at
the u.n. >> i'm certain that china is very relevant if such a strong will is followed by necessary steps. we will not be able to stop six nuclear tests and we cannot guarantee. >> the president said she was considering the need to deploy an u.s. anti-missile system on south korean soil, a move long opposed by china. >> when one country seeks it's own security, it must consider a security interest of peace and stability. at present, this is very sensitive. >> in pyongyang the test remains a triumph. images of kim jong-un extorting to make steps forward in nuclear capability. >> for president park and her fellow leaders, that's the key problem. north korea has repeatedly
avowed its intention to pursue nuclear weapons as a matter of national security. harry faucet, al jazeera, seoul. >> 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 of it to the plaque majority. more than 60 land claims are awaiting settlement. taunya page reports. >> one of the biggest hand owners in south africa's province. he keeps some of the continents iconic animals and grows crops, but they may not be his forever. five communities removed off the land by a white minority government in the early 1980s say that his land belongs to them. >> so far the government has not
met the price, but it may not have to if it succeeds in changing the rules so that an independent body sets the price, he says the uncertainty has stalled his plans to build a renewable power plant on the farm and create 400 jobs. >> the biggest problem i have is will we be here tomorrow? whatever they decide is the government of the day >> they promised to redistrict 30% it this year but .2 hectares has been returned. >> that shows the farm below some of the people claiming to live here on the mountain.
the land here is dry, steep and stoney. it's almost impossible to grow anything. they remember when the community first claimed the land 15 years ago. >> if we claimed that land, we think that it will change a lot. if we look at our land, it is so beautiful. and water is available down there. if we claim that land, it will be very helpful. >> 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. al jazeera, south africa. >> well, still ahead in this news hour, who wants to be a billionaire? the lines are getting longer as the prize gets bigger in the record-breaking u.s. power ball lottery. and we'll have all the sport in just a few minutes.
that's why if we're ever late for an appointment, we'll credit your account $20. it's our promise to you. we're doing everything we can to give you the best experience possible. because we should fit into your life. not the other way around. >> now to the cars of the future. on show at the u.s. motor city in detroit. it's been causing quite a buzz in the international auto show. john hedron has more. >> these are the cars you won't be seeing on the road any time soon. but they will influence cars rolling off the assembly lines in the next few years. the concept cars are designed to
draw attention to the automaker and experiment with new ideas that might or might not make their way into the cars and dealers' lots. >> it shows the vision going forward. >> the sleek muscular precision won the design excellence award for concept cars. >> for the rear 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 standpoint represents our direction of precision direction. >> with its doors and curved display screen it looks like no acura on the road. >> audi pointed to the future with its concept car run on hydrogen and engineering challenge still to be worked out. >> it is our next step. our next evolution in electric driving mobility. >> it has low profile door
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>> some of the cars pulled out will likely never see production. but you may see elements of them next year. >> now here with all the sports news here is farrah. >> thank you so much. we start i in the english premier league. they put the reds ahead twice in the first half. they'll put arsenal ahead in the second half with the second goal of the game. liverpool pool had just equalized in the minutes. it's 3-3. that match coming to an end. >> carrying on the undefeated start of the league. >> and kicking off the championship in yeme. the top three teams will qualify
for the 2016 rio olympics. and sepp blatter's right hand man has been fired from his job by football's world governing body. the former secretary general has 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 gripping world athletics is about to get worse. on thursday the world's istanbul attack doping agency will release the second part of the doping in athletics. >> athletics is under the microscope. two months ago the world anti-doping agency concluded there had been state-sponsored doping by russia and a deep rooted corruption. the iaaf suspended the nation
and will only allow competitors in the rio olympics if satisfied with its form. but russia is not the only country under suspicion. the findings will be revealed here in munich, and those findings will be damming. there will be more allegations of widespread doping, of criminal activity to cover up that doping, and a focus on the governing body of athletics itself. the chairman of the mission dick pound has promised there will be a wow factors. >> as the investigation went on, we discovered information that not only related to sport corruption in the general sense of it, but also to possible criminal actions. >> head of world athletics for 16 years, he has been charged with active corruption under french law, accused of covering
up doping tests. notests. they will focus on the david beckham from the iaaf that was linked to the media last year. over 100 athletic medals won in the championships and olympics between 2001 and 2012 are under suspicion. some nations may await the latest findings particularly nervously. a succession of athletes from kenya have been suspended for doping offenses. and what was once a credible anti-doping agency in the country.
the latest report will show the long distance athletics has to go to get back on track in time for the olympics in august. lee wellings, al jazeera, munich. >> for the first time in more than 20 years l.a. is to be home for a nfl franchise. the st. louis rams will head back there next season. the team owners voted to give their approval and end the league's 21-year absence in the united states second largest tv market. the san diego chargers have been give the option to join the rams in the city a year later. the rams will play at the l.a. coliseum while they build a new $2 billion stadium. they have set sites on winning the first grand slam, the australian open. shrugging off an injury in the warm up event in sydney. the romannan battled for the 6 6-4, 7-5 win, and she'll go to
the final four. and quinning stage ten of the corrally. hopes in winning the race ended after mechanical breakdown left the spaniard stranded for 105 minutes. they clinched the stage to the take the over all lead. that's all your sport for now. it's now back to barbara in london. >> thank you very much. now the u.s. power ball jackpot for wednesday has risen to a staggering $1.5 billion. yes, odds are 1 in 300 million. that has not stopped long queues from forming around the u.s. 14% of all the possible number combinations have yet to be picked. now it's already the world' biggest prize for a single winner. and if it rolls over again, then the prize could reach
$2 billion. >> i didn't think that i wanted to play, but no one is winning, so i thought, you know what, that might be my chance. so i feel lucky. >> retire for sure. pay off any debts that we have, and i don't know. live a nice life somewhere. warm. >> i don't play regularly, but when it's this large, you know, the odds of winning are slim to none. you know you're not going to win if you don't play. >> i'll disappear for six months. i'll probably do more things for the community. open an hopeless shelter. try to help as much as i can. how are you going to spend all that? you need to give it away some how. >> you do, don't you. that's it from me barbara serra. we have more news coming up in just a few minutes. thank you for watching.
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