trump from the u.k. >> what i would say, around what i would say to donald trump would like me banned from america. i wouldn't get my visa. but you know what, in. >> but lawmakers are debate building to ban donald trump from the u.k. >> the race is very close. >> the president hopefuls in the united states focusing on the issues as the clock ticks closer to the caucuses in iowa. and a less than stellar landing
for spacex. >> this is al jazeera america live in new york city. i'm del walters. in london they will be spending the next three hours talking about donald trump. the reason they say they want to ban him from coming to the u.k. all together. more than half million people signing a petition criticizing what it calls trumps hate speech. right now the members of the parliament opening that debate and saying that people there are giving them no choice. >> i think our best plan is not to give him that accolade of martyrdom in that way. i think we may be in error giving him far too much attention in--in the way this petition is singed on him, but he has done remarkable things which have caused a great deal
of upset. >> daniel lewis live from london. this debate is expected to last for hours. why is donald trump so controversial in the u.k.? >> well, delinquent, there are a lot of different reasons. some of it are business dealings here where people think he has bullied people and broken promises. but certainly his comments about mexicans, women, against muslims has played hard in the headlines here, and there is a very large muslim democra demographic here across london and the united kingdom. one of the mps said that we don't support the ban, but let's invite him here and ask him to show the into-go areas. donald trump said there were no-go areas in london where the police fear for their lives. that has brought laughter in the united kingdom because it's not factual. another mp said that he didn't support the ban while while we've never had beens for
extremism, we never had one for stupidity, why should we start now. he characterized donald trump's comments as stupid. a third labor mp calling trump a poisonous corrosive man risking the cohesiveness of our communities. listen to what she had to say in supporting this ban. >> this is not any man. this is a man extremely high profiling involved in the american show business industry for years and years. a man who is interviewing for the most important job in the world. his words are not com comical. his words are not funny. his words are poisonous and they risk inflaming tensions between vulnerable communities. let me make one thing clear. we have legislation in our country to make sure we do not let people enter who are not conducive to the public good.
>> that was, as i mentioned before, there is very little chance there is going to be a ban in this debate from donald trump. the home secretary will have a chance to review it, and it's possible she could do a ban. but prime minister cameron, who she works for and appointed said the comments of trump are stupid regarding muslims, they do not think there should an ban. one of the mps noted that donald trump thrives on publicity and all this debate does is give him more and perhaps they should avoid the whole thing all together. >> dana, some of the british leaders there including the socialist opposition leader are now inviting donald trump to broaden his view of the country. why do they want to do so? >> well again, it's this whole statement that he made suggesting that muslims--muslim areas are extremely dangerous, that they're no-go areas, that
the police fear for their lives in those areas, and all the politicians here are laughing that off saying trump should come here and see for himself, and he said there have been several spurs from mps saying come with me, i'll take you down to a mosque. there is nothing dangerous there, and you'll get to see how diverse and peaceful our communities are. >> dana lewis live from london, thank you very much. in this country the democratic presidential candidates are back on the campaign trail. they attacked each other instead of their republican current parts. bernie sander and hillary clinton getting most of the air time arguing over issues like healthcare, wall street, and gun control. al jazeera's political correspondent michael shure was there. >> hillary clinton spent a lot of time aligning herself with president obama during the debates here in charleston, south carolina, a state then
senator obama won decisively in 2008. >> the fact is we have the affordable care act. that is one of the greatest accomplishments of president obama. >> just before the candidates took the stage bernie sanders released his long anticipated healthcare plan. but it adds a healthcare premium and raises taxes. >> my proposal provide healthcare to all people get private insurance out of health insurance, lower the cost of healthcare for middle class families by $5,000. >> the setting of this debate two blocks from the mother emmanuel ame church where nine people were shot and killed last june was not lost on the candidate who tangled on gun control, an issue in which sanders is often forced to play defense. >> he voted against the brady bill five times. he voted for what we call the charleston loophole. he voted for immunity for gun makers and sellers which the nra said was the most important piece of gun legislation in 20
years. >> i have a d-minute news voting record from the nra. i've listened to secretary clinton and senator sanders on who has the most inconsistent gun safety legislation. i have to agree they both have been inconsistent. i'm the one candidate on this stage who came together to pass gun safety legislation. >> martin o'malley tried to get his voice heard as he often has been forced to do. >> do i get 230 seconds 30 seconds, too? after the debate we asked owe mailly if he would press on. >> are you looking at the end of your campaign? >> no, not really. i believe the people of iowa have a penchant for lifting up a new leader on caucus night. >> the debate was in part hosted by the congressional black caucus enissues of race and
policing played a prominent role. >> one out of three african-american men may well end up going to prison. that's the statistics. i want people here to think what we would be doing if it was one out of three white men. >> representative james clyburn of south carolina, the most sought-after endorsement for democrats in this state indicated he was now closer to mak making an endorsement after tonight's debate. it was a much more energic debate and more contentious, and bernie sanders referenced his growing poll numbers, a page out of of the donald trump page. >> hillary clinton well knowns when this campaign began she was 50 points ahead of me. we were all off 3 percentage points. guess what in iowa, new hampshire, the race is very, very close. >> all the candidates now know that they're exactly two weeks away from the iowa caucuses. and the results there are the numbers that really matter.
>> this was the final debate before the voters have a say. this just isn't polls an mirror. it's caucuses. those caucuses are februar february 1st in iowa. and they're trying to get their word heard. michael shure, al jazeera, charleston, south carolina. >> there is an ongoing search for several missing americans in iraq. iraqi officials saying armed fighters kidnapping three men from an apartment complex on friday saying it happened in baghdad. two of the americans are iraqi, and the other of egyptian descent. a senior state department spokesperson say they're aware that american citizens are missing in iraq and are working with the full cooperation of the iraqi authorities to locate and recover oh those individuals. in neighboring syria, isil fighters taking 400 hostages there after taking the town. dozens more have been killed including women and children. international observers say
among the captives are families of fighters who support syrian president bashar al-assad. officials say that they're worried those people will be executed by isil. those ten american sailors who iran seized were held at gunpoint according to the u.s. military which released it's now official account of what happened. the report said that the officers were not harmed while in iranian custody. officials took nothing from the ships except for two sim cards but it does not explain why the crew strayed in iranian waters in the firs first place. president obama hailed the program that reduced iran's nuclear program and at the same time slapped on new sanctions for violating iran's missile practice. >> it hailed the deal, he promised the united states would stay vigilant.
>> inspectors will monitor iran's key nuclear facilities 24 hours a day 365 days a year. for decades to come inspectors will have access to iran's entire nuclear supply chain. in other words, if iran tries to cheat, they try to build a bomb covertly we will catch them. >> obama echoed his iranian counterpart, hasan rouhani praising the program. >> so as of today it is clear that the country has a power called the power of diplomacy. >> shortly after obama spoke, a plane touched down in geneva carrying three iranian-american citizens, a journalist were the "washington post," a christian pastor from idaho and a former marine from michigan. they, along with a fourth person were released in exchange for
seven convicted to in the united states for violating sanctions. the family of the post bureau chief jason rezaian said that his release after nearly 18 months in captivity had brought, quote, indescribable relief and joy. while they thank the obama administration and others for working on his release, republicans campaigning for the presidency were critical. >> i don't think these americans should ever have been in prison. they didn't do anything wrong. they're hostages. now we have a president who has traded hostages in exchange for prisoners who did commit a crime. >> even as global sanctions have been listed the united states has kept most of its own in place. even going as far as adding 11 individuals and entities to the list on sunday for supplying iran's ballistic missile program. the united states had threatened sanctions after iran test fired a missile back in october. they waited for the release of the prisoner before making an announcement. obama said that while the u.s.
has profound differences with iran, he was hopeful that these events signaled greater cooperation with the world moving forward. kristen saloomey. al jazeera, washington. >> up next on al jazeera america, a virus that targets babies. a warning for women who plan to travel to south america and the caribbean. >> i'm tom ackerman in the state of texas where oil production is going strong but only compounding the global collapse of crude prices.
>> worldwide gap between poor and rich is getting wider. 62 of the richest billionaires own half of the world's wealth. public investment would help to narrow the gap but only if the wealthy decided to pay more taxes. it's a rough start in the week the week of investment. the losses in japan followed the worst two-week start of the year on record that volatility expected to continue this week over concerns of falling oil prices and chinese democratic data and the u.s. markets are closed for the martin luther king. the break coming after the dow posted it's worst two-week start ever. wall street lost more than 3 trillion-dollar during that
slide. crude prices are down trading at $27 a barrel the lowest since 2003. the investmen investors are worried about iran's return to the policy market. the sanctions did cut iran's export by 2 million barrels a day. now iran says it will retake its market share, increasing market share by 500 million barrels a day. the oil collapse has been a boom at the gas pump. but that also means that the u.s. lost 100,000 jobs in the past year alone. al jazeera's tom ackerman reports from texas where the boom is now a bust. >> pleasanton texas likes to call itself the birthplace of the cowboy. but instead of cattle it's oil that accounts for the town's fortunes in recent years. >> it has given our community and also the same thing goes for our county the chance to advance a lot of programs in things that they're wanting to do. >> the prayerly landscape across
south texas is dotted with new oil wells, thanks to dramatic advances in the drilling technology known as hydraulic fracturing. that development has made the u.s. the world's biggest producer of crude. but in some ways it's proven too much of a good thing. because the more america the opec countries and others add to the global surplus, the less each barrel is worst. >> collectively it would make sense for all of the producers worldwide to ratchet back that production a bit. but individually and that's the calculous in each country or energy companies is making, it makes sense individually for them to continue to produce. so that's what we're seeing. >> as a result some drillers who depended on high oil prices to fund their heavy operating expenses are being driven into bankruptcy, and texas has begun to brace for the down side of a traditional cycle, oil boom to bust. >> job growth in texas is a
consistent bright spot in the texan economy is forecast to be one-third of what it was a couple of years ago. if oil prices continue for much longer economists see an actual loss of jobs. >> the crew working at this drilling company is half the size it was this time a year ago. they say they're too discouraged to pay attention any more to the price of crude. >> it's not so much maybe not the money. it's the uncertainty of the fact you don't what you have day-to-day. the money is all right. but it's the fact that any day it could be, you know, it could get worse. >> some find hope in the new market since the u.s. dropped it's 40-year long ban on crude exports, the first vessel heads to europe, but no one is looking forward to the da--but everyone
is looking forward to the day when the barrel of crude is worth $100 a barrel. >> the search in hawai'i has been extended to oahu. the highways making it hard to get the job done. a cost guard and plane spotting debris in the water but no word if is connected to the crash. calling on the governor of michigan to resign. washington calling out the national guard, and critics are now saying that racism played a role in the way the crisis was managed. >> flint parishioners are calling for justice over a water crisis that is now in the national spotlight. former state representative woodrow stanley drew the biggest applause out of a congregation where reverend jesse jackson blamed the disaster on the city managers. >> this is a disaster zone not just an emergency. maybe they can duct tape around
the city because flint is a crime scene. >> this week president obama has declared a federal emergency over the contaminated water that opens up $5 million in aid to the city. the state changed its water source to cut costs exposing residents to toxic levels of lead. families like the horns are forced to drink and cook with bottled water trucked in daily. but her kids are still bathing in that water. >> it's hard to make sure that everyone has been bathed properly because we're really not supposed to use this water. >> the state is now understand investigation over the water crisis. water researchers point to a memo back in june showing officials knew that testing showed high lead results but they did not publicly admit it for another three months. >> you would say man-made tragedy that was completely preventable. >> at a rally this weekend filmmaker and flint native
michael more has called for the arrest of governor snider. >> he admitted a crime. he knew what he was doing. >> since the emergency declaration the state has distributed more than 27,000 cases of bottled water and 50,000 water filters. >> there are growing concerns over a virus that tosses bit defects, the first case now found in the u.s. brazil is facing one of the largest outbreaks ever of the zika virus spread by mosquito. now with 201 days left before the rio games, that country's health minister said that the country is working to develop a vaccine but they've issued this warning. >> the foreigner who comes to brazil and intends to get pregnant or is pregnant is in the same situation. just like brazilians they should take all the next measures not to come in contact with the mosquito because it can bite, and it can carry the zika and all the precautions might not be enough because the problem is extremely serious.
>> the first u.s. case was confirmed yesterday. it was a baby in hawai'i born with brain damage. the cdc warning against travel to these 14 countries in the caribbean and south america. since the virus is already in mexico, americans should be concerned. when we come back it is back fought drawing board that malfunction that led to a less than successful landing by the spacex booster rocket. plus... >> this is super cool. >> that is nine-year-old jason trembley. he stole the show at last night's critic's choice awards. stay with us. the only way to get better is to challenge yourself,
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>> take a look at this. more than 100 taxis blocking roads in budapest. they're protesting against uber app. despite the backlash few cities have ban it all together. houston we have a problem. there were complications for the launch of the spacex rocket. >> lift off of the falcon nine rocket. >> successfully putting that satellite into orbit, but then the rocket had a hard landing breaking a support leg and toppling over. this was the fourth failed attempt to land a rocket safely so it could be reduce reused. >> an unmanned barge as the
rocket comes in to land. one of its four landing legs fail to deploy and the booster falls over. spacex has been testing it's landing technology since april last year. the private company's eager to make its rockets reusable, each one costs around $16 million, and until now crashed into the ocean after each launch. spacex did manage a successful controlled landing in december. that touched down on land was world first. the company said reusable rockets were dramatically cut the costs of space travel and making new and ambitious ex-floor ration of the solar system possible. . the landing attempt was the second attempt. from 1300 kilometers above earth it will measure the height of the sea far below to within four
centimeters. >> there is a radar attached to the satellite, and it bounces a radar wave off the surface of the ocean and measures how long it takes to go down and come back. this gives us a very simple estimatement distance between the satellite and the ocean. >> the satellite is able to return data from every point on the globe every ten days. charting the ocean's currents for shipping, the mission will give scientists greater insight into weather patterns such as el niño and climate change. despite the destruction, spacex said that the rocket was on target and the landing was soft. the landing will help them exam what went wrong and spacex hopes to get it right next time. >> the critics choice awards are now in. >> the critic's choice for best picture is "spotlight." >> "spotlight" winning the top prize beating those big bucket
films. the win is a big step forward in the leap up to next month's academy awards. the highlight was the "room" star jason trembley who won for best young actor. >> this is super cool. this is the best day of my life. [laughter] >> i first want to say thank you to all the critics who voted for me. it must be a super hard vote because of all the great actors in this category. i know where to put this, right on the shelf next to my millennium falcon. >> he's nine years old. he was not nominated for an oscar in what many call a snub. thanks for watching the news i'm del walters from new york.
the news next from london, www.aljazeera.com. >> this is al jazeera. ♪ >> hello i'm lauren taylor, this is the newshour live from london. coming up. i.s.i.l. blamed after a rocket fired from syria hits a school in turkey. warning an el nino weather system could leave trean million hungry in africa. targeting u.n. officials. u.