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the news never stops. ♪ . >> this is a al. >> hello there. this is the news hour, live from london. thank you for joining us. coming up on the program. >> the use of starvation as a weapon of war is a war crime. >> ban ki-moon condemns the treatment of the people of syria. indoner sha attack, isil says that it was question hind the series of explosions that killed seven people in the capital. attack on turkish security forces at least six people are killed and in the
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province. a former president of the world athletics governing body is in the line of fire, as the extent of corruption in the organization is layed bear. survival the residents leave the oscars race with 12 nominations, leonardo dicaprio finally win his first academy award? >> i will have all the days sport, including south africa has a tough time on the opening day of the test in johannesburg. >> ban ki-moon said all sides in the conflict has committed atrocious acts prohibited under international law. badgeky moon says the people are in desperate need of
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humanitarian assistance. where at least five people have died of starvation. our diplomatic editor joins us live now from the united nations, in new york, where of course ban ki-moon made that speech. how significant is it that he used the words war crime? >> them, clearly ban ki-moon is the head of the united nations, his words carry real weight. very very careful the language they use, it is nearly five years of the war, i have heard, numerous speeches by the u.n. secretary jeb, and i think this is some of the strongest language we have heard any time in the last five years. they have been talking about ma dire, clearly, and the operation to get aid here for days. and using phrases like may amount to war crimes today ban ki-moon went much further. >> the use of starvation as a
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weapon of war is a war crime. war sides including the syrian government which has the primary responsibility. and harbor atrocious prohibited under international humanitarian law. it is worth noting, of course, ban ki-moon saying that he believes it is war crimes which is then the stated position of the united nations does not mean any action is taken. there are only certain ways that war crimes can be proud to the tribunal that is the one that would try them. the criminal court, and the only one that is really applicable in the case of syria. is a referral by the u.n. security council we know throughout five years one thing that is pretty certain, it's been slightly different on some initiatives but only
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something like referring to the international criminal court, russia and china would be deeply opposed because the security council on issues like that is deeply divided. >> and there is also this meeting on the twenty-fifth of january, the have syrian geneva talks. now we know it will be complicated at the best of times, if nothing else, because of saudi and iran not getting on, but how difficult do you think will it be to come to any kind of solution, and try to come to some resolution when it comes to this war crime? >> they are still trying to make that happen, those peace talks, in fact, ban ki-moon has been speaking to his special envoy, the man who must convene these talks has been in the region, he has been consulting with the
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country's that are the five polar members of the u.n. security council, and for the moment, that date is still on. now, what is interesting is how what is going on regarding these i asked him that question, and whether these areas are so difficult to get in aid, perhaps could be the first item on the agenda, when you get the sides around the table, if that happens on the twenty-fifth, and he said yes, it would be discussed in parallel with the political situation. and said perhaps a break through on some of these could be what he described as confident building measures, of course the main talks are about the future governance of syria, a very tricky issue, when you get to that thorny issue, which has been the sticking point in the past. >> our diplomatic editor,
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james, thank you. for more on this story, let's go to lebanon and speak to us from beirut, caroline marrone, caroline, obviously being based there you go to the refuge camps where literally thousands or millions of refuges from syria. when it comes to the use of starvation, certainly a weapon to intimidate, how damaging do you think it is? how many stories do you hear that mention the use of starvation? >> unfortunately, we have heard far too many. one is too many, but we have heard many stories. multiple families we have spoken to have just escaped from different areas being held under siege, and have very traumatic stories. for example a young boy and girl, a brother and sister, they were talking about how there was such little food they hadn't been able to eat for weeks. but also they would go to school, but there is no point
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in it because none of the kids could even concentrate because they were so hungry, and some of them were sick at school as well. the boy that was talking about this, he was 13, and his younger sister was ten, she was talking about the lack of food, and when we ask her about what it was like, she froze. she was clearly in shock and traumatized by what is happening and probably psychologic cliff scarred as well. we are talking about 400,000 people who are under siege across syria right now. a far bigger disturbing story then just the examples we are hearing. >> caroline, thank you. even as supplies make they way, we heard of the death of a three-month-old baby in a town nearby, four u.n. vehicles have entered ma die yeah and are checking on 400
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people in hospital. >> bun of the many areas under siege in syria. may share the story of what life has become there, and how they escaped. >> our heart is telling us we will get killed. i ate liking a starving person. >> zuma is under siege by government forces and is frequently the target of air strikes. the little that does get in is controlled by those controlling the area that charge money for it.
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if you have money, come and get it. if you don't, die from hunger. this is what happened to us. no one has mercy on anyone. >> madaya is on the outsecurities of damascus. people there are receiving aid this month. because government forces and their allies have blocked off that area too. the u.n. aid deal is helping to bring many trucks of aid to the more than 40,000 people there. as well as to the villages in idlib under siege by rebel forces. brother and sister have been smuggled out and into lebanon, but their father was taken from the car by syrian authorities. >> madaya is under siege. we will go for three days without food, and then we would go and get a grasp. >> we would go around to school in madaya. but it wasn't really a school. we wouldn't write or read.
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all the kids would go starving been their head spinning, throwing up. no one able to write or read. no one comprehending anything. >> as well as 170 people held in government surrounding areas there are 200,000 people under siege by isil. those who escaped from syria know just how bad it can get when people don't get supplies of food and medicine. >> our heart is still there. there are kids still under siege and hungry. we know people that sold their homes to just eat. living in the streets in return for food. >> at the moment, very few syrians are able to travel to this side of the border. the es that have been able to have escaped from desperate situations. there is still more than 400,000 syrians living in areas held under siege by all sides in the war. >> caroline malone, al jazeera, on the syria lebanon border. >> isil says it was behind the series of coordinated attacks on the indonesia capitol.
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seven people were killed including five of the suspects. they struck at the heart of the city where six explosions rocked a busy district. now it's not the first time that indonesian has come under attack. in october of that year, bombing on the resort island ofballly killed 202 people, more than half of them foreign tourists. almost two years late ear car bomb was set off outside the australian embassy killing nine people. in 2005, ballly was wasn't against targeted who kills 20 people in a series of bombings. seven people dies again, most of them foreigners. the blast tore through the area, at least six separate explosions and then gunfire.
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a multipronged attack close so the popular shopping mall for about ten minutes there was mass killing. >> they have released these pictures of a suspect carrying a gun. one bomb is known to have gone off. and the police post was destroyed in one of the blasts. indonesia's president cut short a visit to oversee operations. >> we cannot be afraid. >> isil has now claimed responsibility for this attack, police chief that according to him there's a competition going on, among isil, took control in southeast asia, and that's why this attack has happened today. >> the attacks were concentrated around the street.
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a busy thorough fair. which is close to the u.n. offices and the presidential palace. the traffic and people which normally clog these streets are gone. replaced with security, al jazeera. wayne, what more details if any have the police released about the attackers. >> well, about the attackers themselves who carried out the incidents on thursday morning in the heart all five of those were killed. what they have said, is that they believe this was coordinated by an indo niche sean national. they have named him a a manage who left about a year ago, to go to syria to fight. and with isil, and indeed he is believed to still be in
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racca. in syria, and from there they believe that he coordinated the attack that we saw on thursday morning. obviously, he has had quite a bit of support on the ground here, other than perhaps those five that were killed in the attack. so no doubt we will see some more raids perhaps over the next few days by counter terrorism police in indonesia as they try to round up. have a crack down as we have seen over the past few months on suspected terror networks around the country. >> quite interesting is that actually indonesian has been on high alert. christmas and the new year period, they have had some other countries some internal intelligence fearing that some attack was going to happen, and it didn't happen over that period, it happened now a lot of soul searching from the intelligence, from the authorities as to how this happened now?
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you are right, they did receive intelligence reports prior to the new year, prior to the christmas, the holiday period that there could be attacks over the period. and they arrested several people, with groups that support publicly declared their support for isil, and they were expecting there to be some sort of incident over that period. we haven't heard from the police as to why perhaps there may have been a delay as these attackers are connected to those terror groups. but you have to say as far as intelligence goes the indonesia police and other security forces have done a good job at rounding up some of these terror cells p p they have arrested hundreds of people, certainly in the last six years since we saw those twin attacks on the american hotels here in yeah cat that. they also killed more as well in that process.
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so it's been sometime, but there's always a worry since the emergence of isil, and since we learned that perhaps hundreds of indo nearby seans have gone off to join isil. that perhaps it would only be a matter of time before those people came back, and at least attempted to stage an attack. >> wayne with the latest, thank you. and for more on this story, we are joined in the studio by the deputy head of asia analysis. here on al jazeera, and it is interesting just before we were reading a list of the attacks that indonesian suffered. bali, and then jakatar, of course, those days there was no isil, now there is, do you think this is a new development that we are seeing a lot of these groups swearing allegiance for isil? >> yes, what we have seen in the past year or so, has been a number of militant groups.
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the most active for the team, or the eastern indo nearby sean, and a number of leading mill at that particular times pledging allegiance. before today, we haven't seen isis reciprocated their support for these militant groups. and it is interesting today, earlier, there was a statement put out by isis, in one of the -- in one of the news agency links to isis, taking responsibility for this. so this is an increase of the kind of risk that we have seen no incident that isil has provided material support to the domestic militant groups. >> that's interesting, because this wasn't a particularly fist skated attack.
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do you note any kind of change of tactic, now that these groups are aligned with isil? >> in terms of technical capacity, as you mentioned, it is similar to the kind of attacks we have seen since 2009. in the sense there are small arm attacks directing at police and other security personnel. what is strange is that there is a return to the kind of attacks we saw pre2009, directed against commercial premises. and particularly i think we are seeing attacks against international renowned brands that would give militant groups perhaps a feeling that isil, great international exposure. so that would be a new development. return to the kind of attacks we have seen. >> when it comes to the specific aims what difference are we likely to see between groups that are allying
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themselves to isil now as before isil? from 2002, to 2004? >> well, it is now -- if isil gets it's way -- i think it is important to note, that southeast asia is probably the only major region in the world with a significant muslim population. >> these are the most popular muslim country many the world. >> yes. >> where isil has not been active or set up a relier, it stills han't. the fact that they are claiming responsibility for them for the attacks earlier today, shows sort of a friend towards that goal. and we heard a few weeks ago, the attorney general talking about isil's desire to set up a distant state, in indonesian and perhaps other parts of out southeast asia? >> do you think this is a turning point? >> it is an important turning . >> deputy head of asia
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analysis, thank you. >> still a lot more to come here on the al jazeera news hour, including as the world health organization declares the end of the ebola outbreak, we meet the men whose lives were destroyed by the epidemic. driving ahead in the opinion polls a woman hoping to betaiwan's first foe meat. and in sport, real madrid and in big trouble over the illegal transfer of underage players. first, the world governing body must have been aware of drugs cheating in russia, but did nothing to stop it. that's according to the second part of an independent report commissioned by the world anti-doping agency. within the sport developing
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body, although the head of the commission has backed sebastian. >> as far as the -- the ability of the code to remain at the head it is a fabulous opportunity for the i.a.a.f. to seize this opportunity and under strong leadership to move forward out of this. there's an enormous amount of reputational recovery that has to occur here. and i can't -- i can't think of anyone better than lord code to lead that. >> lee wellings is keeping a close eye on events in munich, let's speak to him now. this is the second part of this independent report, the first part was particularly train to russia, how bad was it this time? >> yet the levels of
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corruption, the collusion mainly between the russian authorities and we are talking head coaches whether we are talking about international associations even the accusations that go up against president putin, with the international athletic federation, that ease are the people that are meant to protect the sport, but it centers on the president of 16 years. his reign seemingly completely corrupt. he has now left the and he is co lewding with the russians to cover up the doping. particularly for a major championship coming up like the word athletics champion. so it is a sorry state of affairs for athletics fans who want to watch and trust, with russia, there is a bit of light, because they were saying as well as other people the international olympic committee as well they want russia to find a way back in. >> the president sebastian,
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have we heard from him in the past few hours. i think he was back on some kind of form, because he too was backed who said i put together this report, it doesn't make them look good, because he was vice president, and the corruption was happening all around him, why didn't he see it. but he has always been very bull story the point of stubborn, about the fact that yes this happens, he wasn't the only one that failed but he is the man to lead them forward. he won't outright accept that he did wrong, and should have seen what was going on, but he was sleeping on the job, he won't admit that, what he does i think realizes is that
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speaking of the public, and the actual athletes because real medals are effected in this scandal, so real people, and everyone who cheered them on, and then i guess may have been deceived really doesn't rely on the deception, and it is a breach of trust. >> that's what is happening about this. they watch the sport whenever it is on, but there's also so many millions around the world, who will watch an olympics and they need to trust what they see. they need to be able to cheer for people from their own country. people can finished fourth because gold, silver, and prones have been treated it just isn't good enough. that's why some people will say that this is worst than the fifa scandal that's bad news, that this effected medals and effected what we are seeing in the sporting arena. >> six people have been
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killed in the a bomb blast, kurdish rebels are accused with a truck bomb that brought down a nearby building housing police families. andrew simmons has the story. >> it was an attack on security forces. here civilians are rescued from what remains of their homes. one adult and two children were killed rescue workers had searched looking for survivors, those that escaped serious injuries were in shock. this woman overcome after being guided to safety. daylight shows how devastated the damage has been. this is what remains of the complex tarted by explosives. one officer was killed the wife another another in h the
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residential part of the building died along with her five-month-old baby. the authorities blame the kurdistan workers party, the p.k.k., the turkish government two year cease fire that the group fell apart last july. now strict curfews are in place in selected districts of towns and cities across the southeast of turkey. >>ish strongly condemn the attack in our town last night. 39 citizens were wounded including six police officers. the prime minister says the commitment to what he called counter terrorism remains steadfast. >> this latest conflict in which 30,000 people have die misdemeanor the past three decades showed what turkey is still up against. and it comes less than 48 hours after the isil attack right after the heart of the old city. in turkey right now, no one really feels easy.
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andrew simmons, al jazeera, in istanbul. >> still ahead on the al jazeera news hour, marching in hope, the parents and supporters of more than 200 school girls kidnapped by boko haram in nigeria continue their campaign to find them. the british actor allen griffman who starred in the harry potter filmed has died of cancer, and in sport, despite another stark performance, the golden state warriors lose their third game of the nba season.
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>> at 9:30 - "america tonight" - top investigative reporting,
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uncovering new perspectives. >> everything that's happening here is illegal. >> then at 10:00 - it's "reports from around the world". >> let's take a closer look. >> antonio mora gives you a global view. >> this is a human rights crisis. >> and at 11:00 - "news wrap-up". clear... concise... complete. a reminder of the top stories, the u.n. secretary general has said scenes of tens of thousands of people starving to death in the town of ma day yeah in syria amounts to a war crime. he says all sides have a responsibility to protect the syrian citizens. killing two civilians, five of the attackers also died
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during the blast, and police are hunting for others who were involved. the former head of world athletics stanes accused of organizing and enabling conspiracy and corruption within the sports governing body the i.a.a.f. that's according to the second part of an independent report, commission bed i the world anti-doping agency. it claims the lives of more than 11,000 people, but now the worldealth organization has formally declared the end of the ebola outbreak in one of the country's worst hit. that means that the west african epidemic is officially over. many people though are still living in the shadowing of the virus, mohammad reports. >> the county, what is left of it, with great reluctance of the height of the outbreak, as well as piling up in the streets.
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frankly a group of other young men did what few have done before. they set fire to the dead. for four months they burned close to 2,000 bodies. >> we just have to live with it. >> many liberians continue to blame other ebola banners as they are known for cremating the dead. experts recommended cremation to stop the spread of ebola. in these nations they believe the dead will come back to haunt the living if they are not well buried. >> that is not what the young
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men expected they thought they would be hailed as heros and receive apologies. they are still waiting. >> the banishment back in what is already a terrible time for them. a year of the cremations was stopped, their lives remain destroyed. take time is tense, drinking alcohol and taking drugs. they say to get through the task. >> i did it for my country. i did that for my country. if -- the men are now forced to live together, sharing the same room in a house. the place they hated so much has become a home of sorts. nowhere else will accept them.
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al jazeera. >> on saturday, taiwan will go to the polls to elect a new legislature and president. a history call impact on the young nation. >> it is only 20 years since taiwan became a democracy. now the political landscape could be about to change again. if opinion polls are correct, then they are about to become the first woman president in an ethnic chinese society. politics in this country has been dominated by men for so long, what difference will it make if you become president? >> well, at this -- if we prove that this is a place where we stress, and then we achieve gender equality. >> she leads the opposition pro independent democratic progressive party. trailing behind her, is eric
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whichro of the tea party that has dominated politics here. a symbol of that improving relationship, the her toric hand shake last november between the outgoing president, and china's president china stimregards taiwan as a break away province, the chances of that happening any time soon, remain remote, especially if he becomes the next president. >> a victory for both the parliamentary and presidential elections would be a set back, by she insists she wants to maintain a stable relationship. >> how would you do with the president? >> well, it's a matter of communication. communication, communication. >> some kind of a stay she now appears to been moderating her anti-beijing stance. >> maybe she has come to realization that in order so win, you have to be more
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pragmatic, and also be low key, in terms of particularly those sensitive issues. >> like independence. >> but for many, the real issue in this election is the splattering economy, growth of just 1%, wages stagnated. >> i think the economy is a priority for the elections. so i don't care who will be elected. >> i hope the new president can promote the economy. >> this could still be a close election, with one been poll suggesting up to 25% of voters remain undecided. adrian brown, al jazeera, taiwan. >> for more on this let's go live to andrea, who is a senior fellow for the the china institute.
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the ones that have answers it is remarkable the support they have, the second many the running is it 16% so what is the secret of her apparent popularity? >> we have learned the lesson of her first run at the presidency, in 2012. and i think the key to the success is when she traveled to the u.s., and subsequently to japan she actually proved that she could get the support of both washington and tokyo. and she actually voting for politician. >> all the though of course we heard in that report that for a lot of the voters the main issue, like anyone in the world really is the economy stagnating and wages,
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fewer jobs and it is interesting taiwan was an economic miracle when you think about it. especially enwith it comes to technology, so what could she or whoever the next president is do to try to resuscitate the economy? >> it is a very good question, and indeed, it is really all about the economy this time. the incumbent president, really thought he could reignite the economy by forging these very close ties with mainland china. but as you can see, from the societal resistence to the service trade packet in 2014, a lot of taiwanese people didn't buy it. they couldn't feel the positive effects of that ever growing economic integration into mainland china's market. so what we can actually expect to see in the first couple of years of the
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possible thai administration, is she will be hedging power. she is going to clearly divest more from mainland china to southeast asia, she is going to strengthen the relationship with japan, and with the u.s. and bear in mind, the u.s. really is a very key training partner the 12 most important trading from the u.s. perspective taiwanese, they are 12 most important trading partner and therefore, they are still quite a lot of leeway if you think about tip for example. >> speaking to us from the university of nottingham, thank you for your views. is parents and supporters of more than 200 school girls have been marching in the capitol. the girls have been missing for nearly two years now. the nigerian government has ordered a new investigation, it's been credit sized for failing to find them.
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her caughtser more than 100 school girls kidnapped nearly two years ago. she and the others are still missing. they are demanding more information about what the government is doing to find them. for how long have they been working on this? to fear for your child. >> there have been many felon strayses like this, calling for the government to do more. many thought the new government which came to power last may, would find the girls.
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during the campaign, they promised to make their rescue if elected but that has not happened. >> many of these family members and supporters are angry, they think the president recently admitted that the government has no firm intelligence or information on where the school girls are. tom government officials and military personnel addressed the family, they say they are still looking for the girls and have rescued over 3,000 people in the last few months. campaigners say not enough is being done by the administration. >> if i have to use one word, i would use the word disappointed. in the sense that we expect much more from this particular administration. the rescue of the girls, while efforts are on going, can we ensure that the
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communication and feedback between the government and the people who are the victims of this issue. the parents and the community communication has been nothing. >> the girls have not been seen or heard since they appeared in this video in 2014. many of the families are saying they are trying not to lose hope, but with every day that passes mothers become more worried that their girls will never be found. refugees are waiting to see if they will be evented from their tents in a makeshift camp. aid workers say the french authorities preparing to dismantle a third of the camps. reports now from the camp a
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sense of urgency has spread. they are helping refugees to move their homes. they have heard local authorities want to clear away the tents. and want to reclaim the lan used it's all very up in the air, we want to move as fast as we can so we aren't wasting time. >> these are among those effected. they took down their home, and now they are in the process of transferring their stuff. a few days ago they told me they must move your house, because three days later, and you must moving your house.
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and we say okay, there is no choice for me. >> many are forced and move into new accommodations. but some are afraid they think it looks like a detention center. we are given a guided tour. 125 containers with heating and electricity, designed to provide shelter for about 1500 people. the center opened on monday, and the first people have started moving in including several families. the containers are still being fitted out, and they hope many people will choose to move in as the word spreads. there's a separate area for women, children, and families. but many refugees are not convinced each person needs to register a palm print in order to get an access code. they fear which can be youd
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to com or even deport them. so despite the rain and freezing mud, many prefer to stay in the shacks free for the chance to make their way to the united kingdom. >> coming up, roll up, how three lucky wins have scoops millions of dollars each. and in sport, how this former international has landed himself in trouble.
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>> the findings were revealed in the second part of the commission. it claimed that the i.a.a.f. council could not have been unaware of the doping and athletics, they also said corruption was embedded in the organization. >> acknowledge. if you can't acknowledge it you will never get past it. we get documents dicing and
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slicing just a few rogue individuals that were doing this. it wasn't the i.a.a.f. which is consisted of nothing but loyal servants this started with the president. >> a sports writer of the huffington post, and joins us now. is this as dams a what -- how deep rooted the corruption was. when you see how high up this went, it starts to add more. is this something taken seriously, or is this simply
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a facade for the public. >> i think it is hard to know about him, pause obviously if the report is correct, he should have known, he should have had knowledge, they came to that conclusion. but at the same time this seems to go a lot deeper so simply removing him won't be enough, they should go on a full scale revaluation of waythey are doing. >> how badly do you have the scandal will cast a shadow over the olympics? >> there was already going to be questions about it, and the suspension of russia right now, again, i think fans of the olympics and other sports given what we have known from other organizations that al
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jazeera is reported and others, need to step back and look at this, and wonder if these organizations are addressing this in the right way. fen, if there are countries that are left out, and big questions around track and field, then you almost wonder if you can't help but cast a shadow over the olympics. there's been reports other countries were on pins and needles waiting for this, it is hard to imagine that it is just russia. >> okay, we will live it there for now. thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> then took two, including
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the prize scalp of a former captain, and also producing the host to 185 for five at one stage, although they lost a couple more, south africa avoidedded total collapse, finishes on 267 for seven at the close. former south african -- he is accused with fixing games and a domestic 2020 competition. he didn't play in the tournament. responds to the challenges bodey plays two o.d.i.s and 20 for his country. world football governing body
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and athletic madrid. it means that both clubs are banned from taking part in the next two transfer windows. the new coach and athletic boss won't be able to sign any new players until july 2017. currently third and first in the league respectively are accused of breeching the rules over the transfer of under 18 players both have the right to appeal. that's despite their reigning mvp. scoring 38 points. for the warriors as they loose 112 to 110. that's all your sport for
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now, that's back to barbara in london. >> the british actor has died of cancer at the age of 69, he was best known for playing snape in all eight films he shows his more sensitive side in truly, madly, deeply, and of course love actually. he was nominated for four winning his role in robin hood prescription of thieves in 1992. >> for the contenders for this year's oscars has been announced you will see some names that you recognize. they have been faking a look. >> we are well into award season, now we know who is up for what. uh no there are loads of categories 24 to be exact. these are the ones that will get the most attention. and of course, best film or best picture. so first of all, let's take a
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look at best director. will it be two years running for him, george miller, fury road, for spotlight, and many for this, this is rue. >> for five years you made life in that small room, that prison, as nurturing and normal as you could. >> you are five. >> you are so old now. >> do you know what we are going to do today? >> what. >> we are going to bake a birthday cake. >> and then there is best actor up for his portrayal of the late apple founder. for his role and again there's the marshals matt david, he survived being stranded on mars. getting an oscar. two very strong -- he is seen last year's golden boy.
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>> this is not my body, i have to let it go. >> so did best actress, brie larsen, jennifer lawrence back at the oscars once again. they are there for her role in brooklyn. not just up this year, now an oscar as well. >> . >> what a strange girl you are. >> why? >> and then there is best
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film, this is the one. some familiar names we have seen in other categories but there are two that are getting critics extra excited. this is the one to watch. >> and so the count down is underway, the nominees are now known, and there are just six weeks to wait. and a lot of predictionses and a lot of excitement still to come. >> look at some amazing films. the power ball jackpot has been won by three ticket holders. each of the winning tickets is worth get this, $528 million.
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that's if the winners decide to have it paid out in annual installments al ternively they can have a lump sum payment of $327 million. the tickets were purchased in tennessee, california, and florida, and the winners are yet to be announced. pretty amazing. much more on that, and everything else that we have been covering on our website. you can see the top story there, isil claiming responsibility for those attacks as far as we know, seven people are dead, five attackers and two passers by. in the capitol, will be talking about that in more depth, in just a few minutes lauren taylor is going to take over for me, that's it for me and the rest of the news hour team, we will see you soon, thank you for watching, bye bye.
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let me be clear. the use of starvation as a weapon of war is a war crime. >> u.n. chief ban ki-moon blasts all sides of the syrian conflict as a second convoy reaches the besieged town of madia. this is al jazeera live from london. also coming up, isil claims responsibility for coordinated attacks in central jakarta. seven are dead, and five are attackers. a baby and child among the dead after a police station was bombed in southeast