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>> hello, i'm david foster. it is 1800 gmt, wherever you happen to be watching this al jazeera news hour as the clock ticks down on the final deal on the inner sanctions, last minute delays where it is all to be signed in vienna. as this goes on, a "washington post" journalist held in iran is freeze in and a prisoner exchange involving four more americans and seven irans. taiwan will get its first women
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president. the win could have a big impact with relations on china. burkina faso security forces taken over al-qaeda-link. at least 23 are dead. >> hello, we'll have all your sport, including england claim their first win in south africa in 11 years. >> iran's isolation as a result of sanctions in its nuclear program looks to have come to an end. >> today is a day when we prove to the world that threats, sanctions, intimidation, pressure don't work.
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respect works. through respect, through dialogue, through negotiations we can impact, reach mutually acceptable solutions, implement mutually acceptable solutions, prove that the naysayers are always wrong, and therefore move towards a world in which diplomacy, not force, not pressure, will prevail. >> they're waiting for reports from the international atomic agency to make sure that the country's nuclear program remains peaceful. in a sign of thawing relations five u.s. citizens have been freed from prison in iran in exchange for seven iranians held in the united states. paul brennan reports. >> 39-year-old jason rezaian was arrested with his wife and two photo journalists in iran in 2014. his wife and colleagues were subsequently released, but
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rezaian was put on trial for charges including espionage. rezaian grew up in southern california, the son of an iranian father and american mother. he has duel iranian-u.s. citizenship. according to state run media he was accused of collecting confidential information and spreading anti-iranian pop gran da. the iranian state television repeated lulled him a spice. but that's an accusation that his bosses at the "washington post" deny. the courts found him guilty of espionage and sentenced him to an unspecified term in prison. he has had no access to family and lawyers and his weight was dropping and he was suffering
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from physical and medical problems. the idea of a prison swap when iranian media arranged the prospect of arranging the swap of prisoners. still yet the exchange has come as a complete surprise. >> jacky rowland in vienna where the deal is expected to be announced. jacky, there were delays. any idea why? >> well, what i can tell you is that it does seem now the arrival of secretary of state kerry and foreign minister in iran is imminent now. there has been a lot of activity here at the headquarters of the international atomic agency. the security up until now has
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been relaxed until now. running around, moving camera crews to specific areas. there is a great deal of expect that, in fact, the secretary of state and the foreign minister could be arriving within a matter of minutes. >> and once they do, one assumes that they would not be there unless the iaea said that everything was hunky-dory with the deal. what happens after that? >> well, it would appear what has been going on is described as technical clarifications obviously looking at the fine detail of those conditions, which iran needed to fulfill. under the agreement reached last july. once there is satisfaction that those conditions have been met, then we would expect to see a number of things happening for a start some of the $100 billion
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of iranian assets frozen in the west would be freed up. maybe 30 billion in the short term. we would look at iranian banks being formerly reconnected to the european western financial system, and of course investment possibilities for western companies which up until now have not been able to invest in iran, do business with iran because of the sanctions, also because of secondary sanctions for fear they could then find business, their business deals in the u.s. affected if they were to have any kind of business dealings with iran. so there will be a whole series of different restrictions that will be lifted. but also there is still a safety net, if you like. there are insurance measures in place for the next ten years. there will be a mechanism in order to quickly reinstate sanctions if at any stage monitoring indicates that the
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irans are not fulfilling one condition or another. so that is the detail and we're just waiting now for the announcement, and we're getting indications that that could come now very soon. >> we'll be back with you when we know more. thank you. jacky giving an idea of what may happen if the iaea says look, iran has fulfilled its side of the parking now it's our turn to do so. give us more detail on that, james. >> well, this, i think in my estimation is the key milestone. yes, you have an deal back in november 2013. you have the agreement last summer in july. and that is the agreement that is going to come into force, and i think very, very soon, indeed, after they have dealt with these final details and the iaea inspectors are on the ground in iran. they've been verifying everything. they've been checking the seals
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on things that are supposed to be sealed. they've been checking the stamps on documents that are supposed to be stamped. when that is all in place then you get this very important moment where iran is now under nuclear monitoring by the additional community and those sanctions almost automatically disappear but can come back as jacky was saying, the phrase is snap back here at the u.n. the security council has passed a resolution red for this moment. but if there is a violation the sanctions could come back into place. the big picture now is whether this is wider than the newell deal, and you've seen the prisoner swap that has taken place. you see what happened with th it earlier in the week. remember next week we have the syria peace talks due to take place and iran, of course, has key leverage on the assad regime. thank you. >> rosalind jordan with us from
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washington, d.c. it will be 12-month's time when president obama gives up the white house, and he had this as the major plank of his foreign policy. it could still happen, could wrong put an end to this since it doesn't like it? >> well, it is certainly trying to put an end to it while barack obama is still president. but the question is whether congress can succeed. pretty much the--it's smart guessing in this town would be no. every time that they have tried to pass some sort of legislation that would restrict the u.s.' ability to lift sanctions against iran, the president has threatened to veto it. just on wednesday the house took a vote on yet another measure that would perhaps impose more sanctions on iran. the administration is already set out signals that if that legislation were to some how make its way to the white house, it would be vetoed. so at least while the president
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is still sitting in obvious, any efforts to try to put curbs on sanctions aren't going to go anywhere. but of course the question becomes what happens in 2017 when there is a new precedent in the united states? but there is also the other factor, david. once something comes into effect it becomes very, very difficult to unwind it. take a look at healthcare reform in this country, for example. take a look at some other security measures, especially arms control with russia, it's very difficult for congress to try to make substantial changes once something has been put into place and is actually taking effect, very difficult to unwind. >> roslind, it's an obvious delight for four americans, five americans have been freed in iran. but not so much-- >> five. >> but where you are about some of the people who have been--some of the iranians who
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have been let out of jail. >> there is concern about some who have received clemenscy whether they got all the punishment they should have faced when they left iran there is a concern that the u.s. may be throwing up its hands when it comes to others who it is believed violated sanctions on iran. the real question right now, at least to some who are running for president is whether or not the administration basically handled the negotiations to get these five people out of iranian custody in the proper way and from where they sit they're not very pleased. i don't know that the president
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honestly is going to care about what they say, though. >> thanks, ros. >> and now we'll take you back to vienna, the heard awards of the international atomic energy agency expecting a statement soon from that u.n. body on whether or not iran has complied with all the conditions laid down. it would appear a my technicalities. we're soon expecting the arrival of u.s. secretary of state john kerry and the iranian foreign minister. we'll be back with them just as soon as we know a little bit more. >> well, coming up here on al jazeera, thousands have got together in the german city of stuttgart to show support for open door policy on refugees. plus... >> i'm caroline malone in lebanon with the story of syrian students trying to get an education here. and why they nearly outcome the
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lebanese students. >> and a premier league thriller. we have the details of that coming up in sport. >> fascinating, indeed, an historic result in taiwan's presidential elections. there tsai ing-wen will become taiwan's first female leader. and her pro independence party will have it's first parliamentary majority. this is a time when taiwan's economy and it's relations with china were the main focus. we have reports from taipei. >> history was made in taiwan on saturday night. the first woman president was elected by a landslide.
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tsai ing-wen was defeated last time but this night she stood victorious. >> i'll redo the wrong of the previous government so we form a firm foundation for taiwan's development. we have told the international community that the spirits of democracy is part of the lives of the taiwan people. >> on the other side of taipei a completely different scene. >> sorry, eric chu, let you down. we have been defeated. the kmt lost the election. we didn't do well and failed our supporters' expectations. >> some nationalist party supporters are unsure of what comes next. >> this is an impact for our country. i feel taiwan is stepping into an answer known situation.
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i don't know what will happen in the future. >> there is a shift in the government that the younger generation has never seen. >> the young people will have a better future and the next generation will be much better. >> in her victory speech tsai ing-wen thanked her voters and because of the situation in taiwan she thanked it's main ally, the united states. she wants to work closely with china, but warned them against provocative acts. >> we will make sure that there will be mechanisms to continue communicating with china. i'll follow taiwan's best interest and make sure that the cross strait relationship will continue as it did before. >> within hours of winning, the new president walked the delicate balance that will be the core of other job in the
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nexthe following years. >> scott haidler, al jazeera, taipei. >> from the university of nottingham, let's go back a little bit. 30 years ago i remember the relationship between taiwan and china as being one that generated an awful lot of heat and sharks. it was deeply unpleasant. put into context what that relationship is like now, and how her approach to this will differ from her predecessor. >> there was an approachment and ever closer economic integration. it really didn't deliver the economic answers for the people.
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there is low wages, a lot of people were dissatisfied with the former administration, so they put a lot of hope within administration. not only to handle cross strait relations well but to reinvigorate the economy. when it comes to cross strait relations we should not expect major changes from the previous administration. tsai ing-wen will not push for dependence, and we should not expect provocation from the taiwanese side. >> i would suggest that now there is a more mature understanding of where taiwan fits in the world from beijing's point of view. it doesn't see the annexation of
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taiwan as something that it really do practically or politically in many ways. does it not really just record taipei, taiwan as something to put up with as a very tall nuisance? >> well, you see, i have the good fortune to meet dr. tsai at the university of nottingham. back then i made the suggestion that maybe the dpp could promote cross strait relations with the help of citizen diplomacy. initially i did not think she would heed my advise as a foreign policy analyst. but i was pleased to see that they adopted-- >> what does this mean? this is a very interesting
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initiative and very promising. municipal governments will be tasked to strengthen city partnerships with mainly chinese counterparts. i think on the national level this will give the ddp and the party a lot of leeway to engage in communication with one another without losing faith and having to constant hi address the thorny issue of sovereignty. >> instead of beijing regarding taiwan as the noisy younger sibling, what would they say, we need navigation of the china seas, which is a thorny issue
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for many countries in that area. >> yes, sure, i mean, security issues, they always loom large. we've seen over the years when it comes to trade relations and trade and investment. whether they see eye to eye, the democratic party, probably not, but they still need to communicate on many of these thorny issues in one way or another. they cannot ignore each other for the next four years or eight years, hey could be president for eight years if re-elected in 2020. they need to create some form of understanding. >> thank you. at least 23 people, many of them foreigners who are known to have died in an attack in a hotel. it all started late on friday night when al-qaeda fighters
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stormed a buildings will a nearby cafe, witnesses say the seans from honorable attendance as the attackers took 100 people hostage. >> the capital under siege. exposes were heard from inside. mask gunmen stormed the upscale hotel popular with foreigners and government in the evening. >> it was horrible because everyone was panicking. everyone was lying on the ground and there was blood everywhere. they were shooting people at point blank range. it was traumatizing. i think these people are really wicked. >> french crops are called to help retake the hotel. they rescued dozens of people. many were shot and are receiving treatment at hospital.
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the this is the first attack of its kind in burkina faso's capital. the president was elected two months ago as burkina faso first president-elected in decades. this will be seen as his first crisis. >> it's important to share information with our neighboring countries and share military means to fight against this scourge.
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>> the challenge for him now will be to come up with a long term plan to tackle those armed groups. >> well, the group who said they were all behind it all quite islamic maghreb last year killed 19 in an attack. that was the first assault coordinated between al-qaeda and the islamic maghreb france has sent 3500 troops to the country in efforts to cut off the supply route. this is quite rare, it is still a force to be reckoned with.
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>> absolutely. this is the message that they're trying to convey to other terrorist groups and other potential sympathizers in the region. that this group still assists and it sill has the ability to strike and really exist in what is a complex and fast jihadi network of groups. you'll note that isil, isis, daesh, whatever you want to call t in africa it is starting to have a strong presence, in libya. and in boko haram has given allegiance to the group. >> how does it go about getting sympathizers what is, if you like, the fan mess toe. >> well, the travel zones for al-qaeda he's lambic maghreb.
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the methods they're using are quite new. they're employed tactics that they had used in paris. they've upping the ante in perries, and. >> one thing that people have used to differentiate between isil and al qaeda is that isil sees its job to establish its presence, it's beliefs outside of national borders whereas al-qaeda has operated in afghanistan, yemen, in the countries that you mentioned. does it have any desire in this part of africa to spread its methods and it's beliefs across boarders? >> absolutely. it's always operated across different territories. it started in the 90th where they were able to establish influences in the borders. they've used soft targets in
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urban areas they've squeezed and pushed by the presence where they're established, they have put them in a difficult situation where they're no longer able to control territory and they must strike. they feel they must strike in urban areas in soft targets like we've noticed. >> why in particular burkina faso. >> i think there are a number of reasons that would make it attractive. first it is an historic terms there is--there has been a transition the compaore regime fell, and they had a lot of inroads into some islamic groups because it served as a mediator in the region for many years. now there is a new set of security actors and maybe that local, that shift has made it
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more attractive. it's worth noting that burkina faso and these countries are highly valuable targets for terrorist groups like al-qaeda because the security apparatus is not as strong from the security point of view and know how so they struggle against terrorist attacks likes we saw yesterday. >> thank you very much, indeed. >> the united nations children's agency calling for unrestricted access to provide help for children who would die from starvation in syria. and the blockade at the borders of nepal are springing up all around kathmandu. >> giving fans something to shout on on the country's sporting history. lap.
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>> let me run through the top stories for you on this news
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hour. iran said it is confident that the international sanctions will be lifted this weekend. under a deal over its enough program. the u.s. officials say that a few technical issues need to be resolved yet. the white house has confirmed the jason rezaian and four others in an iran-u.s. prison swap. taiwan has elected its first female leader. let's talk run. let's talk specifically about oil from that country. we're joined in studio with an oil analyst, how big of a player is iran right now? >> right now it's smaller than it used to be. it used to be the second biggest opec producer. after sanctions it's now.
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>> it now has a bigger market for its oil. what difference will that make to oil prices, which are incredibly low at the moment, and secondly, to iran's economy. >> first in terms of what it will do to oil prices, everyone has been expected implementation. they've been expecting iran's oils to come back. the key question is how much can iran bring back and how quickly. they initially talked about 1 million barrels quickly within six months. then half a million barrels but now they're saying they're not sure that the market can absorb the oil given how the market already is. >> the oil is not going to fall further as a result that more oil is coming on the market in your opinion? >> no, it's a future's market and they have already been priced in this expectation. >> how much did it still produce, and if it did where did
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that go? >> when it did produce again, asia was the biggest market, china, japan, korea, but also europe. and after sanctions that has gone to zero. iran will focus a lot on trying to win back it's european-- >> it has not shut down it's oil production, has it? >> it's shot down a million barrels. >> there are still 2 million barrels. >> yes. >> are they going to countries where they have stops sanctions? >> china, japan and europe are it's biggest buyers. at the moment we think that the lifting of the sanctions is even more important for the gas market. while iran has the potential to go back to pre-sanction levels,
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it's going to be slow. again, technology is years und under. >> look at the regional politics. you have iran, saudi arabia. saudi arabia so rich up until now you can hardly describe it. it's not quite as wealthy as it was. iran is going to be become richer therefore it's going to be able to buy more weaponry. it will become more of an obvious military opponent of saudi arabia. do you see that as a danger to tensions and stability in the middle east? >> absolutely. and i think you've seen some of that because the iranian deal would create for iran, and you can see that in what is going on in the confrontation where eve every. proxy wars in syria, yemen, and more likely probably more frontiers for that because neither side wants to back down. >> selling oil, so it could up
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it's production by a considerable amount. how much different will that make to the people of tehran, the people of outlying cities, the role focus of iran, who perhaps has been hit by these sanctions. >> we're hoping, and once you see the oil flow out of iran it's it will pick up and it will pick up 100,000 to 200,000 barrels a day. but we are in $30 a barrel environment. it will not be quick. >> let me ask you one more question as we take a look at what is happening in vienna where we expect the iaea to come out and say iran has been extremely good and therefore no sanctions in the future. or iran has been terribly naughty and we won't recommend the lifting of sanctions. and we're betting on the former.
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$30 a barrel. what will it take for it to go up. back to 60-65? >> you need to see production cut back. we've seen $100 oil for too long. today we've identified 6.2 million barrels that has been canceled or postpone. it takes time. once you start seeing those cancellations, which is going to be next year, you're going to see prices go back up. >> you mean a year from now? >> yes. >> thank you very much, indeed. we're going to go back to vienna as soon as we hear from either of our producer, our team, the arrival of john terry, perhaps the iranian foreign minister and also the european unions are in policy represente representative while we wait for
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that let me tell you about the u.n. children's agency. it was unrestricted access to starving children in syria. the deliveries of food, medicine, well, it has helped a little the u.n. secretary o general warning that starvation is being used as a weapon of war. you'll find, no doubt, some of the report distressing. we'll give you the choice to watch or not. [ protesting ] >> these syrians are demonstrating to keep the world's attention on civilians suffering under blockade. in recent weeks these images of hunger and starvation in madaya forced the world to remember syria. it was circulated on social media. there was no way of verifying them because the town was besieged by government forces. [ baby crying ] the scale of the suffering only became clear when u.n. aid
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workers were finally able to reach the town. this boy can barely muster the strength to say i'm tired of this condition. get me out. he is among the hundreds who are starving and forced to eat leaves and stray animals. >> it is actually the first time we were able to reach two areas controlled by two different parts of the conflict, and what we found there was that a large degree--a large number, rather, of the children that we we have seen have severe malnutrition. one boy we met on site, sadly he died in the hands of our doctor, and there are 14 others where
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prior to the conflict that has been imposing siege. >> the syrian government denies the suffering and said aid is being looted by terrorist groups. >> there is no shortage of humanitarian assistance in madaya. >> rebels say they have blocka blockaded towns but they have not commented on the suffering of civilians caught up in the conflict. in the united states they found that the assad government has been using siege and starvation tactics for years. the in th yarmouk camp many face staff aggravation. many syrians say they've heard it all in the last five years from those in the conflict. the use of food as a weapon is
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becoming more free intent free frequent. >> let's talk about the classrooms. in neighboring lebanon there is more than 400,000 displaced syrians of school-age--you would be surprised to know that many face big challenges in trying to further their learning. well, caroline malone went to school to meet some children there. >> thethey once catered to mainly lebanese students but it's size has doubled in just the last several years. it has introduced a second school shift. students with at least one lebanese parent are taught in the morning and the rest are taught in the afternoon.
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>> at first it was a shock to leaving my country. but you have to get used it. in syria everything was in arabic, here some is in english. >> here science and math is taught in english. that's a challenge for students who studied only arabic back home. the teachers are having to adjust as well. we are not--they don't know how to speak english so they will not know how to explain or justify. >> there are more than 400,000 syrians of school age in lebanon and the education ministry are trying to get them into school. in public school classrooms like this one there are as many syrian students as lebanese, but will interest many syrian who is are not getting education putting already uncertain future in jeopardy. >> there are thousands of
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children who are not registered in school in lebanon. and some of the syrians registered at cool don't turn up because they can't afford to pay for the school bus. >> education is key to a better life. it is our duty to keep them in schools. the education ministry eventually helped to make this process easier for them. our duty is to treat students equally. >> they may be treated equally, but teachers not how hard the syrian students study. >> yes, i'm first in my class, but i had to study really hard. my teachers helped me get there. as you know it's a public school, and in lebanon, it's mostly private school. anyone who wants to study public or private, they will make it. >> she's one of many syrian opportunities who realize they have an opportunity to help themselves. while many others like her struggle to get to school. caroline malone, al jazeera.
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>> five refugees have been discovered dead off the eastern greek island. greek coast guard said that the bodies of two men and three women have been recovered. three children drowned overnight when the dinghy taking them to greece were found. 63 refugees were rescued alive. now these pictures realized by the italian coast guard of their latest rescue saying 130 refugees were crowded on to one dinghy in rough sea. a baby amongst them did make it to safety. thousands of people came together in stuttgart demonstrating in support of the government's policy of admitting refugees. it's all been put together by jarrett and trade unions. but as dominic can will tell us it's all in the face of dwindling public support in
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angela merkel's policy for asylum seekers. >> in stuttgart thousands of people were on the streets, drawn here by the chance to show their support for the coalition government recent opinion polls suggest that a growing number of germans think that it's government should no longer be quite so welcoming. but in stuttgart that sentiment was absent. >> we're here to show a strong signal. according to the asylum policy, this is a long and difficult path, but we're on the right one. >> violence like what happened on new year's eve cannot be blamed on refugees. this is a part of humanity. we need to stand against it every day. not just violence against women, but violence in general. >> we need to make sure that
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everyone knows that they're safe here and welcome here. >> the demonstration called for 10,000 people to come out. the police say in the event perhaps around 3.5000 people are peer. but the events are been overwhelmingly peaceful. that was in stark contrast to these scenes in cologne. when demonstrators for pegida through rocks at police, who were forced to use water canon to restore order. and then more violence in lyrics ipzig. it was partly to protest against violence that brought these people to stuttgart, but also to show their solidarity with the many refugee refugees in germany. this state is one of three which will elect a new parliament in march providing the first big test of how german voters really
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view their government asig asylum policy. >> the bodies of ten german tourist who is were killed in a suicide-bomb attack in turkey on tuesday has been returned home. ten could have finishes taken to istanbul's international airport, and from there they were flown to germany on a military plane. the tourists were killed in istanbul's historic district, another 17 people were hurt. turkey is blaming isil for that attack. now what is a very unofficial blockade of fuel and other essential supplies getting in illegal black markets around kathmandu. this blockade was brought about by neighboring india's opposition to nepal's new constitution. just trying to untangle it all now with our correspondent there. >> it is early morning in kathmandu.
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these buss have traveled long distances from nepal's plains region. almost every bus has several containers full of fuel, petrol, diesel and cooking gas that will be sold in the city illegally. >> we have to buy from the black market. can the government stop us? >> since september imports of fuel and other essentials have been limited. that's because there have been protests against nepal's constitution that have blocked roads. only half of the required amount of fuel is coming through the country through legal channels. to get petrol from this pump you have to get an official letter from the district authorities. >> the black market price is about three times the amount. the cost of cooking gas is around $80. for those with enough money and the right contacts the black
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market provides a way out of the current crisis. >> we found a person willing to take us to a village near the indian border. that's where most of the black market fuel is coming through. the journey takes us over 12 hours overnight. our source does not want to show his face. >> we pay up to $200 to policemen along the way. they tell us to distreat. sometimes they tell us to put money under the tents or in between papers. these activities are normal. >> we noticed almost every house has become a fuel shop. people from across the border in india come to sell fuel. each by carrying up to 300 liters, which are stored in these barrels and september across nepal. an estimated $10 million worth of fuel is sold through the black market every month.
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either the government should subsidize the fuel or it shouldn't make it difficult to transport the fuel in the country. the government must get fuel from wherever possible. >> by the end of the day a lot of money has exchanged hands. many worry about their future if this crisis continues. but for those with a chance to cash in, it's a golden opportunity. al jazeera, kathmandu. >> wait around a couple of minutes you'll get rahul. if that's not enough, i'll tell what you he's telling us about. that's the new england patriots continue their bid for the super bowl. the only way to get better is to challenge yourself,
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>> time for me to hand over to rahul. >> thank you. in england they're celebrating the first test win in south africa in 11 years. their victory in johannesburg giving the 2-0 series lead with one match to play. the wonders began with south africa bowling in and out with 323 in their first innings taking five for 78. england with the 10-1 lead, and that was until stewart came up with one of his trademark. thengland with 74 for victory,
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which they achieved with the loss of three wickets. england win the game by seven wickets. they'll head to century with that fourth and final test. to football, chelsea came from behind twice to secure a dramatic throw against every ton in the english parole having gone down 2-0 in the second half. they would start to come back with chelsea back on level terms. they got what they thought must have been a main win and they would upset john terry to save a 3-3 draw. well, leicester city are currently leading ha aston villa. and at the moment they're still level with manchester city. manchester city who beat crystal
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palace earlier. >> we were able to score the first goal. we know we'll have more space on our team. we always--we almost scored a goal. >> now ahead real madrid against gijon, they expect the matter to be resolved soon once the current transfer wind closes. real will be barred for the next two transfer windows. they've been punished along with atletico for breaching rules on signing non-spanish under 18 players. >> the most important thing is what is revealed is right. some things are very hard to accept. and these things are a bit absurd. i think this will be resolved.
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i'm calm. >> kicking off the africa nation as victory against ivory coast. it's the biggest event held in the country and they hope it will change perception it's about rwandperceptions about row a rwanda around the world. >> it has never before hosted a tournament of this profile. they were open five hours before kick off and it opened up it's country's borders waiving visa fees making sure that as many as people possible have a chance to see the games live. it was a clear event, and it was much more than just sports. rwanda is still negatively
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affected by the events of 1994. it wants to show that the country has moved on and it is safe and capable of hosting international events. >> it's more than a football. it's about our future. >> we're proud to be here because we've had a chance, and we're happy to be here. this major competition many people will come. >> not only was the stadium full every restaurant was packed to capacity. and the fans got a chance to see
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their teams win 1-0 against rifery coasit's rivalry. it's a reminder of the intrinsic value of african football. there are powerful leagues within its own borders. and the football is much more than staging players on its way to bigger and better things abroad. they hope by successfully staging the tournament that one day in the future they would be given the responsibility of hosting its flagship event the football cup of nations. >> two divisional round games which are quarterfinals to the super bowl. the new england patriots will play host to kansas city. tom brady will go in to win a fifth super ring.
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grain bay packers against the arizona cardinals. the backers face a cardinals team who are ranked number two in the league, and larry fitzgerald saying this might be the best ever chance to winning the first ever super bowl. >> we have to capitalize on the opportunity that we've earned, hopes to a division round game. we have to play to the best of our ability. >> that's it. >> rahul thank you very much, indeed. where is jane dutton when you need a south african for that presentation. that's about it from this news hour team. we'll take to you vienna where we'll show you the podium where we're expecting foreign ministers and u.s. reaching a deal.
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