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today, what does all of this mean for him. >> sebastien is actually in that room, i've seen a few pictures of him taking in what was said by dick pound and his colleagues. sebastien co was voted in on a mandate to clean up athletics, a fee scandals had broken just before his election, so the issue of corruption was very much in the spotlight. he said he was there to clean up athletics, he was there for the long haul. in fact things have gotten even worse under his watch. he was a member, a vice president for nine years under the previous regime, he was a member of the iaaf council and as dick pound said, they found it very hard to believe that no member of the iaaf council could have been unaware of the corruption going on, mainly things like covering up doping violations, extorting money from russian and turkish athletes to
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cover up doping violations. i think sebastien co is going to have to answer very difficult questions, probably today, because he's in the room. i'm sure journalists will have questions for him. >> just looking back if the report that was released, the first part of the report released back in november, and at the time,. >> led to russia being suspended from international competition. remind us of the fallout from that. >> russia became the first country ever to be banned from international athletics because of what wada described as a systematic state sponsored doping. this wasn't individuals breaking the rules, this was the russian athletic federation actively supporting the use of drugs for their athletes to achieve better results. they have promised to tackle these issues. there's currently an iaaf task force in russia at the moment
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seeing how they are tackling these issues. they should have their house in order before the olympic games in rio which take place next summer, because of course without russia, the olympic games, you wonder if the olympic games can have any credibility and meaning. >> right. ok, what we'll do is we'll leave it for the time being. we'll be speaking to you throughout the day, thank you such with that just a reminder, we are watching a press conference from munich where there is a meeting on alleged doping in athletics. more coming up, do stay with us.
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>> last happened close to embassies, the united nations
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office and a starbucks in indonesia. >> as you can imagine, the security situation here in the central business strict in jakarta is extremely tight. we have military tanks here on stand by, literally parked on the main thoroughfare of jakarta, the capital of toffoli. it's all very near not even 100 meters from the intersection where the attacks took place earlier this morning, where six bombs have been found by police, five small ones and one medium sized bomb and where a full blown attack was taking place with several attackers attacking different parts of this intersection, as you said, one of them went into the starbucks cafe. so the situation now has been cleared. there was a complete lockdown earlier, but police have now a security area and they have said it is all secure and ready for the cars and pedestrians to come
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back into the central district of jakarta, but the situation was a lot more tense earlier, as you can see in our report. >> the blast tore through jakarta's downtown area, at least six separate explosions and then gunfire, a multi-pronged attack close to the office of the united nations and popular shopping mall. >> indonesian television released this picture of a suspect carrying a gun. a police building was involved in the blast.
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>> i urge people to stay calm because everything is under control. >> cameron street is a busy thoroughfare, which is close to the u.n. offices and presidential palace. the traffic and people which normally crowd the streets are gone, replaced with heavy security. al jazeera, jakarta. turkish officials are blaming a kurdish separatist group for a bombing in the eastern part of that country, at least six died. officials say a separatist drove a truck into a kurdish majority region. the area has seen a resurgence in fighting since a ceasefire collapsed six months ago. andrew simmons has more from istanbul you. >> this was an attack on a police headquarters. security forces were the target, but civilian families took the brunt of this attack because a building housing families
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collapsed nearby. it was a devastating blast that took out the front of the police headquarters. now there are desperate scenes of rescue workers trying to get children and families out while dealing with the casualties of the police headquarters. among the dead was one police officer. the rest were either from police families or the civilian families. three children reported amongst the dead, one of them a baby. it was the p.k.k., according to the government, about the kurdistan workers party responsible for the attack. all the hallmarks are there. this is an area where they are active, the p.k.k. it's 30 kilometers from the city and many towns are subject to strict curfews since the two year ceasefire with the p.k.k. collapsed last july. the situation there is very tense, indeed and this, a very vivid illustration of just how much of a threat in security
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terms the turkish government faces in the aftermath of the attack here in the center of istanbul by islamic state. more than 40,000 people have died since the p.k.k. launch would its insurgency in turkey in the 1980's. this morning, the obama administration is looking into whether 10 u.s. sailors released by iran were treated inappropriately. they had mechanical issues. they were released in less then a day. the sailors exam show they were treated well, but looking closer at videos released by iran to make sure that was the case. the security is considering a case involving $2 billion in iranian funds in the 1983 bombing of u.s. marine barracks in beirut. relatives of hundreds of marines say that money is theirs.
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iran's central bank does not want to pay. >> these arguments come at a particularly sensitive time as we wait for the iranian nuclear deal to be fully implemented. >> 241 u.s. marines, sailors and soldiers on a peace keeping mission killed. four stories reduced to rubble, crushing the men inside, a group the u.s. believes is linked to iran claims responsibility. the family of those killed sued iran and won a more than $2 billion judgment. now, almost 33 years after the bombing, they're still trying to collect that money. lip's brother captain vincent smith was among those who died. >> i want the people who killed my brother and the other 240 men to be held accountable for that murder. so far, they have not had any accountability, so they keep doing it.
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i want accountability. >> the arguments in this case come at a politically sensitive time for iran and the united states but the issue that the supreme court justice have to grapple with is whether congress violated the u.s. constitution by dictating the outcome of this case. the lawyer for iran's central bank argued congress went too far when it 2012 it passed a law saying that iranian money in frozen accounts at city bank in new york should pay off the judgment. the justice appeared split about whether congress entered with the courts, but chief justice john roberts seemed to agree, saying their job is to pass laws. our job is to decide a case. ted olson argued for the families. >> the money is in the united states, it's here illegally, it belongs to the government of iran that sponsored these terrorist acts and it should be available to satisfactory these judgments. >> former marine paul rivers survived the 1983 barracks bombing.
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>> this has been an emotional roller coaster ride for me, because my friends are gone and can never stand here and talk about this. >> a ruling is expected in june. >> those families have waited a long time. it's unclear if the supreme court ruling in june will give them the relief that he seek. >> the obama administration backs the victims in this case. they cite supreme court precedent that dates back 200 years. lawmakers in michigan today are considering legislation to fix detroit's financially strapped public schools. there have been several days of teacher sickouts that shut down schools and forced thousands of students to stay home. the teachers are protesting crumbling conditions in many schools including mold and teacher pay and class size. residents in flint are dealing with a new crisis, an outbreak of a dangerous disease. >> as national guard troops he
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called in were beginning their first day passing out bottled water and filters in flint, the man many blame for the contaminated water crisis. >> snyder did this, he is responsible. >> made a stunning announcement. >> over the course of 2014 and 2015, we saw a spike in legionnaires disease. >> 87 cases over the past two years. officials in michigan confirm 10 of those people died. ledgenaires disease is a respiratory in effect. health officials in michigan say not all 87 cases reported having any contact with flint's water supply. >> we've put out a set of recommendations about filtered water, bottled water, a number of our items, so we're not making any recommendations for changed behavior by the residents of flint because of this. >> a federal investigation is already underway into the larger water crisis in flint.
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>> i don't discourage the u.s. attorney from investigating. i think it's actually a good thing. it should be investigated. let's get the answers. >> starting in 2004, the gone's pointed city manager switched flint's water supply to the flint river from lake houston in an effort to safe $19 million. residents immediately complained about discolored ill smelling and tasting water. eventually, it was discovered that the water supply was contaminated with lead. it wasn't until a year later that authorities declared the water supply unsafe. this week, flint parents began taking their kids to the first of 15 scheduled testing events to see how much damage has been done to the city's youngest residents. >> what if something happens to your child from elevate lead? you won't know what's going on because you didn't have the tests. >> fema has been requested to provide federal assistance. in chicago, a judge is
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expected to rule whether to make public another video of police shooting an unarmed black teen. mayor rahm emanuel's administration said it will no longer try to prevent release of the video. it shows the fatal shooting of 17-year-old cedric chapman back in 2013. the video is evidence in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the city and two police officers. movie fans around the world are remembering british actor alan rickman. word came in that he died of cancer at age 69. his family says that he passed away last night at his home in london. he was a member of the royal shakespeare company but got international attention for his role as the villain in diehard. he gained new fans in the hear potter films. no word who won last night's powerball jackpot. there were at least three winning tickets sold. one at this 711 in california. hundreds of people went to the
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store and celebrated after word spread that a winning ticket had been sold there. the store gets a million dollar bonus for selling the winning ticket. the others were sold in florida and tennessee. . the winning powerball numbers of here, eight, 27, 34, four, 19 and the powerball of 10. several tickets sold in nearly two dozen states matched all five winning numbers to whip the game's second prize of $1 million. >> republican presidential hopefuls set to faceoff again tonight. whether fewer candidates on stage will mean more time to discuss the issues. >> making their wear to the u.s., one major city is preparing for thousands of cuban migrants looking to start a new life there.
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republicans who want to be president are in south carolina facing off for their latest debate. there are three weeks to go before the iowa caucuses. polls suggest the race is tightening between donald trump and ted cruz. tonight we may see a different ted cruz on the debate stage. >> it's one of the more interesting story lines i think that will take shape tonight in charleston. ted cruz has refused to go on the offensive against trump, saying that he has no interest in leveling attacks against the front runner.
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with these birther claims that ted cruz is not an american and thus unfit to run, you can see the impact on his seek key as he goes into this debate tonight. we expect to see really pointed attacks from cruz to trump. >> she expects the three governors at the debate, bush, christie and kasich to battle each other. west africa is officially ebola free, according to the world health organization. it's been 42 days since the last confirmed ebola patient in liberia tested negative, double the incubation period. the outbreak killed more than 11,000 people. an infectious disease physician told us that after the latest outbreak, there is a silver lining. doctors now understand the disease better. >> a bit more about how the
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ebola virus can linger in the human body over long periods of time, this is precisely why the w.h.o. warns we could still see flare-ups. we've seen patients like the nurse who came back who had a relapse months later of the disease. we had ian who still had virus lingering in his eye. men up to nine months after recovery, about 20% of them will still have virus in the semen, so there's still the potential for more transmission. >> when does africa get to let its guard down? >> i don't think ever, frankly, because the preexisting conditions that led to the outbreak emerging in the first place, so really, weak economy, people in close contact with the animals at a carry the disease, deforestation, weak health systems, these things are all there and you have the on going risk of flare-ups and if those are not contained immediately, you could have no transmission.
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it depends on access to medical care. if you look at the americans who developed ebola, they've survived. it's because we had very high level i.c.u. level medicine where we could be very aggressive. what is palestinian on the ground in these countries is not that level of care, so you're still looking at 30% to 50% mortality rates in the best of scenarios on the ground. >> flare ups in west africa are likely and the w.h.o. is severely underfunded. nearly 200 cuban migrants are stranded in costa rica and now making their way to the u.s. thousands more are still waiting to make the trip and may wind up in miami. south florida is getting ready for them. >> we have six over there. >> are you going to put bunk beds in there? >> yes. she is run out of time to turn this old house into a temporary shelter for 200 cuban migrants. >> how many days do you have to
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get ready? >> 20. >> they'd be among the thousands of cubans who could soon arrive in the miami area after being strand understand costa rica in november. >> that guy is in costa rica right now. >> she is in touch with some of them every day. >> he's coming to miami? >> yes, he is coming to miami. >> she said groups like her nonprofit agency are not prepared to support so many so fast. >> from the city, from the state, from nobody, the only help we have received is from the community. >> is this a crisis? >> yes. >> south florida is already home to the largest number of cubans outside cuba. thousands fled here in the past year alone. many fear that as relations improve between washington and havana, they are windowed to get special immigration status in the u.s. may close. local resettlement agencies will
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struggle to handle and house even more cuban migrants. >> the agencies are telling us mayor, we cannot take anymore people. we are running out of funds. we are running out of place to house them. >> this area has accepted thousands just in the past year, so what's a few thousand more? >> it's not human for us as a city to have people living in the streets for several weeks just waiting for the papers. >> miami dade county official said the region is prepared. >> there's a network. >> especially since he expects they won't all come at the same time or to the same place. >> we have a lot of cities. we have a lot of ability to i think absorb a population or in the case of the migrant population, we're talking about, quite well here. >> when you hear somebody saying that this is a crisis, or that they're worried about this in
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flux, are they exaggerating? >> well, i don't know that it's exaggerating for the mayor in the circumstances in the city of miami. we have some expectation that the federal governments going to make sure that the money and services are here to support these folks. >> how confident are you that the federal government will step in? >> i am not confident at all. they have not responded to our calls. >> valdez agrees, so she's relying on people like these cuban immigrants from miami to step in with donations. >> i want to give back what i received when i got here. >> they leave her with the words keep fighting. al jazeera, miami. from hurricanes to tornadoes and drought, a super computer that can forecast natural disasters better than ever before could save lives. the best in hollywood, the 2016 oscar nominations are out with eight movies competing for the big award.
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>> this is where we store the data. >> that's 5.34 trillion calculations per second. >> it gives what's going on with the atmosphere, ocean's, hide rolling, all these areas that we study. it's like getting more megapixels on your camera, you get a sharper picture. >> the models provided science activities with everything from simulation of clouds over the earth to the pattern of droplets inside a cloud to solar systems. it detects heat on the ocean floor which leads to the creation of waves, affecting the atmosphere. >> we're having a very struck el niño, people would like to understand whether this is the new normal or just an outlier event. we know there are a number of violent events that happen in the weather.
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people are clearly affected by that and to be able to predict those and make correct predictions about what is going to happen is critical to the saving property and more importantly, saving human lives. >> last year, the federal government responded to 77 disaster declarations, deadly floods, causing billions in damages, tornado an massive droughts in california. scientists say super computer have already helped make better forecasts further in advance, forecasts that can help save lives. al jazeera. in hollywood, the oscar nominations are out and reverent is in the lead. eight films in total are up for the best picture award, including the big short, brooklyn, bridge of spice, mad mom, the martian, room and spotlight. the winners will be announced february 28. the news continues next, live from doha.
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