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on this special edition on america tonight. tell us what you think on the website or talk to us on facebook and twitter. come back, we will have more america tonight tomorrow. deadly attacksecurity forces in burkina faso's capital are battling gunmen who have taken hostages at a hotel popular with foreigners. and an al qaeda group is claiming responsibility. venezuela claims economic emergency in a deepening recession, just before the control of congress. presidential election, voting is underway in taiwan
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where a woman whose party is less china-friendly is favored to win. and mounting pressure. >> regrettably, siege and frustration as a weapon of war has been routine in syria. >> trying the end the suffering of hundreds of thousands trapped in besieged areas. >> good evening aim antoniogoodo mora. this is al jazeera america's international hour. we begin with security forces in ouagadougo, holing hostages in the hotel, security forces have entered the main loin.
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according to officials, the attack started firing weapons in the air to drive back crowds. an al qaeda affiliated group has claimed responsibility for the attack. one witness described the ordeal. >> translator: the guys came and started to shoot and since 7:30 p.m. nobody has been coming. the army the police or the gendarme have not been coming. our country is not for jihadists or terrorists. they are wrong . >> according to a u.s. defense official, france has requested reconnaissance support in burkina faso. a curfew is imposed until 6:00 p.m. three hours from now. we'll have nor news at the half hour. venezuela has declared a state of economi economic emerg.
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country in shambles, inflation rate over 50%, highest it has ever been. nicholas maduro, to an opposition assembly, crippling are shortage of basic items like toilet paper. maduro has called for temporary powers to take over private resources and impose currency controls but the opposition sees it as another attempt to retain power. virginia lopez reports from caracas. >> the state of emergency exactly what this means and the reach of what the this state of emergency has is still unclear. president nicholas maduro is addressing the country in his yearly state of the union speech, he has reiterated, a
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state of emergency, catastrophic, drop in oil price but also primary what he calls the economic warfare that he claims the private sector and his political opponents have been waging on his government in order to destabilize it. we spoke to economists who say that some of the measures that we could be seeing in the next coming days are a strengthening of price controls, but also, it could be that the government raises the price of petrol, but currently has the cheapest pet role in the world and raisinpet. the fact that the government would go as far as taking a measure like this the if indeed they do just comes to show how deep the crisis is. >> joining us from washington to discuss the economic state of emergency in venezuela is eric farnsworth, vice president of the america society, council of the americas. eric always good to see you.
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the venezuelan government had not put out reports of the state of the economy in almost two years, already in a free fall last year and inflation was by far the worst in the worth, oil price he have continued dropping. there is a state of emergency. >> absolutely right, the benchmark crude fell below $30 a barrel tantd pric and the cost f venezuelan oil is even lower than that. for a country that is almost entirely dependent on the sale of oil, this is an economic disaster and only going to get worse. >> on the other hand is this state of emergency declaration also a power play by the maduro government to outflank the newly elected national assembly that has an opposition majority? >> i think that's exactly right. it can very well be seen as an excuse for the government to reassert increasing control over not just the economy but over
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the politics of the country. remember, before december 6th, government not just controlled the executive branch and the legislative branch and the institutions of government it also croalt controlled the legie branch, th and the government hs been doing everything it can to try to undermine. by declaring an state of emergency on the economic side, no doubt it does face an emergency, for policy decisions the government itself has made this gives the government flexibility perhaps to undermine the powers and prerogatives of the legislature. it could be seen as a power grab, yes. >> is there any chance it could help maduro's government? little chance to finish his term? >> that remains to be seen, for the general venezuelan the man
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or woman on the street, hasn't changed one way or the other, other than they continue to find it difficult to supply their basic needs, food, consumer products, health care is increasingly unavailable and just trying to get by is really what's facing most citizens. i don't know that this economic state of emergency is going to dramatically impact that to the extent that the economy ticks up, perhaps maduro's popularity might increase marginally. people make their decision he based on that. >> one of the things to limit the assembly's power was to get the supreme court which he controls to unseat three opposition lawmakers and that took away the opposition's two third majorities. earlier day the new york times editorial board described that as a preposterous attempt to prevent parliament from making the sweeping reforms the country desperately needs. in this context especially since
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the opposition voted strongly against the government how is this setting? >> it depends on how the people decide, if this is last straw then perhaps they go at the time streets and say this is enough and we have to make dramatic changes and we're going to do what it takes. if they see this that is just another step another in the long line that is not going to dramatically impact them then i think they will stay home so they don't get caught up in any sort of street violence or whatever. the potential for volatility here increases almost by the day and it's very, very important to watch how this develops. >> do you see international organization he the oas or the u.n. intervening? >> the secretary of the oas has taken a position, i think that's a very good thing. the member states of the organization of american states have not done a whole lot. they could do more, they could call for the innovation o invoce
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interamerican charter. they could make individual statements of the united nations, which venezuela is on the security council at this point, could form a contact group what have you, there are a lot of things that could be done to try to encourage moderation for government and to try create political space for the opposition government. to this state much has not occurred and to think it would occur in future ask probably unlikely. but -- is probably unlikely. buttists difficult to see an end game that doesn't lead to the collapse of the venezuelan economy or violence in the street. until the united nations or somebody else tries to intervene to help, that perhaps could be a good thing and perhaps put venezuela on a peaceful path to what is a political and economic crisis. >> eric farnsworth, it's good to
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have your perspective, thank you. >> thank you very much. >> dow jones industrial average lost nearly 400 points and oil closed below $30 a barrel for the first time in 12 years. al jazeera's john terret reports. >> reporter: at the new york stock exchange a sea of red. investors are scared the losses will damage the american economy. >> the selling is universal but today the stocks that had done so well got hit more than the average stock. >> reporter: the problem is the world has too much oil, there's a glut, while that helps consumers, it's devastating to countries trying to produce it. first there's overproduction by saudi arabia, which has opened the spigot, to hobble iran. while the saudi economy can take low prices for a couple of years
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that's not true of other oil producers like nigeria where the economy is being hurt by cheap oil and which wants an emergency session of the cartel opec to try to negotiate a price like. add to that the downturn in china's economy and far too many companies add risk of going under. >> it was a reasonable risk that money was so easy by central banks so so long, companies were able to borrow money that shouldn't have been able to borrow money and now that the economics are changing might not be able to pay that money back. >> is there a perfect price point for oil that would keep motorists happy but not risk inflation? >> when you look at supply and demand, most people think that a price between 50 and 70 per barrel could work for everybody. >> john terret, al jazeera. >> kenya's president today told his countrymen about a
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heartbreaking loss of faibing troops in somalia. african union peace keeping base, in a town of el ade close to the kenyan border. began the siege with a suicide bombing, al shabaab claims 63 kenyan soldiers died. kenya has provided a large contingent to the african force providing security to kenya. gang rape as well as torture and ethnic repression as part of a crack down on political opponents. the central african nation is on the brink of civil war. four military generals appeared in court today and were sentenced to life in prison for their roles in a failed coup last spring. the u.n. says more than 400 people have been killed in violence since then. the polls are open in taiwan where voters are choosing a president. coming up why the results could be historic and dash china's
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hopes of reunifying with the break away country any time soon. and investigation is launched into a french drug trial that left one man brain dead and three others with potentially permanent brain damage.
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>> voting is now underway on a potentially historic election day in taiwan.
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polls have been opened in taipei for a little over two hours, member of the opposition democratic progressive party which staunchly supports taiwan's independence from china. the election in type itaiwan is the subject of in context, adrian brown is in taipei, now that the votes are cast, how confident is tsi of her victory? >> i think she is pretty confident. most opinion polls ahead of this election which might be historic, says she has a double digit lead of eric chu, the kmt has been the dominant political force since the end ef martial law in 1987. if she wins today, that would be historic because it would be the first time that taiwan has ever
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had a female head of state. also she would be the first female president in a chinese speaking society. now she's an interesting person. she's 59 years old. she is single. she is a trained economist. she graduated from cornell university in new york from the london school of economics, she was also a key trade negotiator for taiwan's entry to the world trade organization, national security advisor. are from paper she ticks all the boxes but from china's perspective she is the stuff of nightmares because of the dpp's proindependence stance. when tsi wei went to cast her ballots, many people casting their ballots are doing it for the first time. this is the parts of age where people don't take democracy for granted. they've only been a democracy for 20 years it's a poignant scene and deep down a lot of
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people say if china had its way this election wouldn't be taking place at all. if there is going to be alandslide victory we should get an early indication of that two to three hours after the polls close. in the last election, the turnout was more than 80%, which is auto reminder of just what a lively vibrant democracy this is. >> and what are people telling you, what do people want to come out of the election? >> well, you know, gender and relations with china aside, there are other big issues in this election. namely, the economy, economic growth here at the moment is just 1%, there is a widening wealth gap. taiwan has a lot of millionaires but there are a lot of people living below the poverty line. that is an issue that will have to be addressed no matter who
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wins this election. also the rest of the world is not buying a lot of what taiwan used to make. components for computers and mobile phones. the biggest export for taiwan is hong kong and china and those exports have begun to slow because choppy's economy is slowing. they're going to have to balance the interests of the united states, china as well as those of their home land. it is a very demanding challenging tough dangerous job being president of this country. >> adrian brown in taipei, thank you. richard bush is the director for the center for issue asia policy studies at the brookings institution. do you except tsi to win and will her dpp get a majority in the legislature? >> everything i suggest indicates that she will win by a comfortable margin. and it helps her that her
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opposition is divided among a couple of different candidates. so i think that's pretty clear. the legislature is much harder to call. there are a lot of predictions that the dpp could win an absolute majority. but i am not ready to go that far because we're talking about 78 different geographic races and a party list vote as well. so if the dpp doesn't get an absolute majority then they can probably work out a coalition arrangement. with a couple of smaller ideologically compatible parties. >> the last time the dpp had power the first eight years of this century tensions escalated between taiwan and china. already china made noises that tsi needs to make her intentions clear. how will china react if she
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wins? >> one part of china beijing wasn't something that mr. chi would win. they didn't understand much about the dpp, that made things much more difficult. this time we know who's going to win the presidency. moreover, i think china has learned a lot about how to cope with the dpp government. it doesn't need to be the end of the world. and you know, they have a play book now for what to do. you're absolutely right, that beijing has set down a set of requirements portside to accommodate if stable cross-strait relations are going to continue. >> it does seem that china has tried to sway the vote a bit especially with the meeting between two presidents back in december.
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is there anything -- any doubt though that tsi will try to reach out more to the rest of the world and become less dependent on trade and relations with china? >> that's what she would like to do but it's easier said than done. the major variable here is the -- what's going on in the chinese economy. tsi would like to liberalize trade relations with the rest of the world, including the united states. a potential problem there is that beijing may be in a position to pressure those countries that taiwan seeks out, and urge them not to deal with her. >> well given that the u.s. has been trying to improve relations with china, at the same time, it still has a commitment to help in taiwan's defense if it were to be attacked by china.
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i would imagine that the u.s. would hope for stability. are these changes the possible dpp win, the emergence of the third party as a power party, are these not welcome developments in washington? >> well, first of all we are realistic. we know that in any democratic system there's going to be a rotation of power. and we have to accommodate to that reality. we have to be willing to try to work with whoever the people select as their leader. and it is our hope that we can work with dr. tsi and that her government and xi jinping's government will find a way to undertake a process of mutual accommodation. >> how significant would her election be as the first woman to become a leader of an ethnic chinese society?
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>> i think it's a very important step. this demonstrates once again that the taiwan political system continues to move towards one where leaders are picked on the basis of their talent, not they're gender, or their ethnic background, and so on. >> richard bush of the brookings institution a pleasure to have you with us. thank you. >> thank you very much. >> coming up indonesian police launch raids to track down those responsible for thursday's coordinated attack in jakarta. while a defiant public shows its strength and solidarity following the assault. and stories from inside one of syria's beseendle towns, the haunting scenes that aid workers see as three try the help those
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rchg >> welcome back to al jazeera america, i'm antonio mora. coming up in this half hour of international news turkey's tourism industry is reeling in the wake of recent attacks and recent disputes. but first a look at the stories making headlines across the u.s. in our american minute. a federal judge has rejected boston marathon bomber's tsarnaev's request.
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>> search for survivors continues off the coast of hawaii. six marines were on board each aircraft at the time. debris was spotted in the area today but so far there has been in sign of any of the missing service men. walmart ceo says it's reevaluating the number of stores, closures will begin at the end of the month. now more to our signature story, the ongoing siege in burkina faso. security forces have launched an effort to recapture the hotel from the gunman.
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and al qaeda has claimed responsibility for the attack. yvonnee newyvonne ndege has the. >> it's not clear at this time how many hostages these terrorists were able to stay. a hotel frequented by westerners, french soldiers often stay there because there's a military base in burkina faso. and obviously it's an ongoing situation. we understand and this has been coming to us from various sources on the ground and some within the government that the authorities are planning to storm the hotel, to try and put
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an end to the siege to try and defuse the situation. foreign embassies have issued warnings to their citizens in ouagadougo, not to venture outside until this situation is brought under control. now all of this is very negative for burkina faso. just some weeks ago it conducted a peaceful election following more than a year of political instability after the removal of the former president blaise compaore, for many the country was back on the road to peace and stability. not to say this ongoing attack is connected to local politics, domestic politics, it's not clear but obviously secures any not good for the future of burkina faso. we understand that authorities may seek the help of foreign military workers.
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the french may get involved in what's going on. it's simply not clear right now exactly what they're going to do to try to put an end to this siege. we know it's a fast moving situation on the ground. >> yvonne ndege reporting from abuja, nigeria. country's leader say everything is back to normal. joko widodo president says everything is back to normal. two were killed, 20 wounded, indonesians held a peace rally and vowed not to live in fear. >> this country is not weak, we're united, indonesia is a multicultural place and because of that it is not easy to shake us. >> authorities believe they have identified the mastermind of the attack. step vaessen has the report.
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>> police are trying to find out who was involved in thursday's attack. an ex convict bahu nayim may have planned the attack. >> he gave the order from syria but he has also the chief, he the one basically you know prepare this operation. >> in jakarta? >> jakarta. >> the alleged leader of the operation is still on the run. three other men were arrested in a suburb of jakarta, suspected of planning the attack. analysts say an estimated 120 indonesians have been trade to commit i.s.i.l. inspired attacks. >> translator: they have training camps. they have been to syria, to mindanao. we have information that they have received money from i.s.i.l. through wieger people
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in china. >> what has been described as an intelligence failure, stricter antiterrorism laws are being discussed in parliament but the government says it would rather focus on what is called soft approach. >> look at u.s. experience in afghanistan, iran iraq and somewhere else, with the hard approach not solve the problem. if they make you know the situation become much worse. >> reporter: indonesia's largest muslim organization with more than 40 million members, calls i.s.i.l. an enemy of islam. they are planning a peace rally >> terrorists are our own common enemies. the enemy of the indonesian people of the state of our religious communities. terrorism is against humanity, against religion, especially against islam.
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>> authorities are conducting raids in several parts of the country. open soon to announce some significant arrests. step vaessen, al jazeera, jakarta. >> turkey's president today paid homage to the victims of the attack, recep tayyip erdogan. >> when he murdered ten germans on tuesday in istanbul the suicide bomber also hit turkey's largest source of foreign tourists. 5.2 million germans visited last year. now in istanbul, there's not much sign of tourists from germany or anywhere else. >> around the country, especially after the conflict in the border, i've realized the slowing down of tourism season, especially for the lustier was
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way slower than the previous ones. >> revenue from tourism was down by $2 billion to $28 billion. the industry is important for many of the small businesses that form the backbone of turkey's economy. >> translator: the day after the bombing i was here and so are the visitors heading to the airport. we used to pick the turks among the tourists, now we pick the tourists among the turks. >> foreigners seem to have been specifically targeted and it happened at a time of the year when many are planning when to spend their annual holiday. already the tourism industry was bracing for the loss of millions of russian holiday makers, after russia imposed sanctions against turkey for shooting down one of its fighter jets. >> it is going to be harder and
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we are ready for this. what we are trying to explain our members, you should have to find our tourism markets and you should have to work at alternative to current facts. >> reporter: turkey's history culture and scenery helped make it the world's sixth visited country last year but european tour operators say many of their customers are looking to find this summer closer to home. bernard smith, al jazeera, istanbul. u.s. officials and protestors are criticizing the turkish government for detaining a group of academics. 19 were detained, 15 later released. prosecutors are considering charging them for insulting the state and engaging in terrorist prop began atoday. unicef workers in the besieged syrian town of madaya, say they have witnessed the death of a
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starved 16-year-old boy while a 17-year-old remains in critical condition. al jazeera's imoku imolu has more. >> reporter: the bombs and guns come and go but hunger has been constant for many in this town. now for the first time in months people in pla madaya are getting help. food medicines and doctors are streaming in but for many it is too late. community workers say hunger has killed more than 30 in the past month. >> when we entered madaya we heard children in need, we saw some cases ourselves and hoped we could get them out of madaya and help take care of them if our centers. >> fighters supporting syria's president bashar al-assad have controlled madaya for months. until now it has been hard to
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verify activist videos that accuse the government of deliberately starving its population. it's the same government that's now allowing foreign aid workers in. and what they found in madaya and across syria may be evidence of war crimes by both the government and by the rebels. >> u.n. teams have seen the scenes that haunt us all. the elderly and children men and women who are little more than skin and bones, severely malnourished, so weak they could barrebarely walk and weak and desperate. >> trucks full of flour, their people are also said to be stashing. while there may be finally some relief from hunger it's not clear if those who let them starve will ever be punished.
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imoku molu, al jazeera. >> asking for more aid to be able to reach madaya and other towns where food and resources are scarce. al jazeera's james bays reports from the u.n. on what became a heated meeting. >> while the u.n.'s deputy kung wakang was briefing the security council, many of the diplomats and many of the other observers along with myself didn't recognize him straight away. he had just spoken it was interesting because it was so different from everything else we had heard from so many of the diplomats that had spoken before him about the appalling situation. i'm sure he is talking about some of the diplomats from some of the western countries, particularly the representative of the u.s., the u.k. and france who called this meeting, of
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politicization and double standards that they were using suffering for political purposes which is interesting considering we heard the humanitarian, dpeu deputdeputy humanitarian ministf the u.n, actually using food and medicine in the delivery of theirs as a weapon of war. >> consume. james bays reported from the united nations. a swimming pool in germany is now off limits to male refugees. a small town south of cologne banned the men after complaints of harassment from female bathers and other staff. the announcement comes as germans are increasingly worried about integrating a large number of asylum seekers and refugees. following sexual assaults during new year's celebrations in
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cologne that authorities blame on refugees. estimated 10,000 died in a conflict when the province thought to break away from serbia in the late 1990s. the new court would try guerilla fighters. serbia has still not recognized kosovo's independence thraird in 1998declaredin 1998. iran's compliance with the nuclear deal is yet to be verified, sanctions will remain in place. josh earnest did say iran was making progress. >> leadership in iran has made quite clear that they are working aggressively to fulfill their end of the bargain. and we certainly welcome the deal with which they arzeal ther
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commitments. at the same time mark we want to make sure they don't cut any corners and that's why independent verification has been in some ways the key part of this agreement from the beginning. because there is based on their history a lot of distrust about the way that iran talks publicly about their nuclear program in particular. >> once sanctions are lifted iran well have access to an estimated $100 billion in assets currently froze frozen overseas. >> in france investigation into a drug trial gone drastically wrong. one man is brain dead, five others hospitalized, after volunteering to take part in a trial for a painkiller. nadim baba reports. >> went tragically wrong. the french health minister has ordered an investigation. >> the families are devastated.
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we'll make sure they're given all the answers particularly as right now, i'm not aware of any comparable case. what has happened is unprecedented. and requires the greatest possible vigilance in the coming investigation. >> reporter: the drug was being trialed in this private clinic in rennes. it was meant to work on the system that deals with pain. >> the conditions of the patients got worse over the first few days of this week and four of the five have neurological problems of varying gravity. one patient had no symptoms but is under intense surveillance. >> there was some sort of error or oversight. >> how come in 2016 with all the means we have such an accident could still happen? at this moment i have unfortunately no idea. has there been human error? i can't believe in a coincidence in circumstances.
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>> reporter: dozens more people got smaller doses of the substance now are being asked to undergo a brain scan to make sure they have not been harmed. nadim baba, al jazeera. >> earlier, john siegenthaler spoke with a public health specialist. he asked how often this happens in those kinds of tests. >> so this clinical trial is what we call a phase 1 trial. that's the initial study we do in humans after it has passed the animal testing phase. so essentially people who participate in a phase 1 trial are human guinea pigs, the first humans to ever receive this drug. it is important to understand this drug is not marijuana civilityitself, does not contain emergency, they are not same drug. >> the doctor says these drugs have different effects on animals than on humans. health officials in freetown are isolated 2 dozen people who
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came in contact with a woman who died yesterday just hours after the world health organization declared the nation ebola free. nina de devries has more. >> a 22-year-old female from the northern part of the country, an investigation is underway. >> our team has gone out to the area, team from ministry of health and sanitation, which support with international partners, have gone to the area. they've done preliminary investigation, they will be able to identify about 27 contacts who are now isolated. >> he adds that it's not clear how the virus reemerged and stresses that awareness raising about the deadly disease has continued since the country was declared ebola free. but flareups can recur if people
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>> here in freetown people are concerned about there case not for themselves but for their entire nation. business operation during the crisis including for commercial bike righters. >> too much, i'm worried, stops us bike riders from work after 7:00 p.m. it is hard to survive. >> shop owner is concerned about the safety of his children. >> when i had that we discover a influence case, from gambia district i was totally horrified. >> as the country faces yet another ebola challenge, people here are hoping it is not a set back. nina de vries, al jazeera, sierra leone.
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>> pitting one group against another. and india ends its 15 day trial program to cut down on smog in one of the world's most polluted cities. the results are still open for debate. and monday opec releases its monthly oil report, look at the future of oil rices after they plummeted to their lowest level since 2003.
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>> a conflict over available housing is brewing in south africa. people who have just moved in say they have been threatened by miners who work there. the miners who are protesting their living conditions say they deserve to get the homes. al jazeera's famida miller reports on off the radar segment. >> given to her by the south african government a week ago, before that she was homeless. >> i'm very, very happy. >> but she says workers trt surrounding mines are
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threatening her. >> they say ma grrvetionogo get out in the house we want to have this house because we don't know you. >> despite being told to leave she says she's determined to stay. people say miners lay claim to the homes by spray painting their names on the houses like this win. the owner of this home fled after a miner threatened to kill him. he says he was not one of the miners who threatened people here but he's still angry. >> we are going to fight because people who are moving into these houses are not from here. they are people like me who need these houses. >> the mineers here say they're frustrated living in tin shack houses flooded streets and poor sanitation. in 2012, police shot dead 34
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miners just along these shacks while they were protesting over better pay and living conditions. a local mining company donateland to the government to build new homes but the government says these companies should play a greater role in social development. >> we have now taken a decision that we are going to be much stricter in regards to social plans, they don't realize it is a threat to their own business. so as soon as they come to the party, that mitigation against risk for their own business. >> the government says not all miners are eligible for the free housing scheme, because they earn more than the qualifying monthly salary. for miners here, tensions continue to bottle. famida miller, al jazeera, in the northwest province.
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now to our global view segment with a look at how news outlets across the world are reacting to various events. >> japan times writes, that the drop in even a few points has a great effect on the global economy. as much as china exports, it is also a huge importer, and lower buying power hurts everyone else. the paper warns that the global economic consequences could be dire. the sydney morning herald says the region needs to take a greater wa part in the war. australia doesn't do anything blindly it should coordinate step by step with the u.s. to ensure that every effort hits the mark. in britain the guardians published an op ed, a tragic shame for people to flee the terror of war zones, if their
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actions cast all refugees in the same light noting that the crime rate among refugees is the same of the total population. most of germany has shown immense care and the refugees must be careful not to bite the hand that needs them. critics say it will take much more than experiment to reduce smog levels. fez jamil reports. >> many commuters in india drive ale. car pooling is not popular. it's why on many winter days the city looks like this. and the roads like this. turning short trips into long journeys. that's why the state government brought in a 15 day trial of an alternating ban on cars.
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restricting those with even numbered plates to one day and odd numbered plates the other. on days he couldn't drive his car del var takes a taxi and has noticed a difference in his commute. >> it takes less time for me to reach office now. it was taking an hour, 15, 20, now i'm able to reach the office in 45 minutes, that's good for me. >> police have fined thousands of people for violating the ban but most have followed it. but the ban's overall effectiveness is still in doubt. pollution levels across the city have gone down the last few days of the ban according to government figures though some argue that may have as much to do with the weather as it does with the ban. others believe the focus shouldn't be so much on vehicles when other sources of pollution are still present. >> this air pollution scientist says that vehicle emissions
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contribute only a portion to smog in the city. >> a number of industries using coal, you have brick kilns, you have diesel generator sets, coming up in the surroundings of the city and they all contribute to the problem. >> but many environmentalists say overall pollution cannot go down without including vehicles in a broader plan. >> to intensify public services which include metro buses organized, autos and taxi services, carpool and sharing, that is kind of system we really want to make for the city which should be sustained even after the are program is over. >> del varre says his well maintained gas car emits less pollution than the diesel taxi. fez jamil, al jazeera deli.
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>> nasa was forced to cut short a spacewalk today. replacing a failing solar panel. after a space suit leak in 2013 nearly drown an astronaut. crew of the space station were never in any danger. that's it for this international news hour on al jazeera america. in our next hour a troubling new report about a government laboratory. it turns out the live anthrax shipments that landed it in the spotlight last year had been going on for more than a decade. i'll be back with more news in two minutes. utes.
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>> good evening, i'm antonio mora, this is al jazeera america. market tumble. how sinkin sinking oil prices ae affecting economies around the world. hotel attack on the west african nation of burkina faso. dangerous missions, an astronaut runs into serious trouble during a spacewalk, where a new report indicates nasa's future plans could be much riskier than the agency suggests. wa begin with another bad day on