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this is the news hour live from london. coming up in the next 60 minutes. tunisia imposes a turkey. the prime minister says the situation is under control. solving europe's migrant crisis. angela merkel says closing the borders is not the exclusion. the states get ready for what
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might be a white out. >> reporter: world number one over comes his toughest test so far in melbourne to book his place in the fourth round we begin in tunisia where the president has urged the country to respect a national occur knew that has been put in place following a wave of protests. the arrest started after the death of a 28-year-old. he was electrocuted after climbing a transition tower. the prime minister has cut short a trip to europe to deal with the unrest. he says the situation is under control and that the government has now started to implement a
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job creation program. the unemployment rate is 15%. it is as high as 30%, though, among young people. the president addressed the nation just a few hours ago. he acknowledged the high unemployment rate as a factor for the protest but also says the country's stability is being targeted. >> translation: we have more than 700,000 unemployed, among them 300,000 who have qualifications and cannot find a job. they are being targeted by outside forces, i.s.i.l. and others. somebody who is hungry and poor and marginalised, we than can't tell to be patient. they will find for these protests there are dirty hands getting involved with them it is the worst unrest tunisia has seen following the 2010 uprising that led to the arab spring.
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>> reporter: a family mourning its son. he was frustrated over lack of job opportunities. he climbed an electricity pole and threatened to commit suicide. he was are electrocuted. he has become a symbol of a younger generation that feels increasingly let down by his government. >> translation: my son died. the government is responsible. it breaks my heart. those responsible for his death should be held accountable. they destroyed a whole family. >> reporter: he was relentlessly hunting for a job to look after his parents and seven brothers and sisters. his father is a retireee and struggles to make ends meet >> translation: my brother was put for jobs. then his name was taken off the list. he dreamed of a job and instead
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he ended up in a cemetery. >> reporter: this is where he spent most of his life. after the revolution that end the regime five years ago, he was hopeful life would improve and the poor and unemployed would get a better chance. here anti-government sentiment is on the rise. poor areas have become the focal point of spontaneous mass protests. anger spread through this week with unemployed young people protesting in towns and major cities. they all say the government breaks its promises. the government is under growing pressure to show it's on top of the situation and shows the people it cares about their problems. but at the same time it runs on
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a tight budget and may not be able to fund programs for jobs across the country more on this now. joining me live from beirut is an author and co-founder of the book middle you've travelled through tunisia could you give us context about what is happening now. how sharp with the disparitys of wealth and opportunities in the country. >> extremely sharp. i mean, you had a precursor to the uprising in 2010 and 11 that led to the fall of the dictatorship. another one in 2008 in the mining districts. this has been going for quite some time. it is an old story of the southern areas, the border
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areas, the interior regions. being marginalised by the coast and capital. these are longstanding issues over decades. it hasn't been solved in the last few years. people are represented now and they have representatives in a democratically elected parliament. they have a parliament that is democratically elected. they're not seeing the goods that they were promised or that they think shouthey should have. that is leading to a huge gap of expectations and what has been delivered. it is a more dangerous point for the country now, five years after the revolution than at that point several years ago several years ago in 2010 we saw a young convenient der set himself ablaze and now we see something happening again. a young man killing himself out
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of sheer frustration at not being able to get a job. how do you bridge the gap, why has it been so difficult to resolve the soernl and economic problems that led to the 2011 revoluti revolution-- social? >> there is a core problem that i think it is time for the europeans, the powerful outside actor, americans, the tunisians themselves to recognise that there is in tunisia a parallel state that holds the bulk of the power in the country. it is made up of the police, a bunch of business elites and some traditional mafias. they have a real hold on the economy and the whole well-being of the country. so the core problem is that you've got an elected parliament, an elected government. they represent three-quarters of the people. the top four parties were elected by the people and yet that government cannot deliver.
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they can't deliver because over the last decades of the dictatorship, over at least two dictators, there has been a structure built that is ingrained in the country's politics and society, it is stopping economic reform, the reform of the judiciary and actually having people like some of these unemployed graduates that have a chance to start a business or to get a job or to get ahead. without addressing that core issue, the legacy issue of this parallel state that runs so much of tunisia, and is frankly running it into the ground, the country is not going to be able to emerge from this very difficult and dangerous moment what we have seen in countries, i suppose including in tunisia in recent years, and actually the president sort of alluded to this, he spoke about kert groups that are capitalising on the chaos in the country now, they frame it as
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being a choice twenty status quo, so i guess the entrenched interest continuing to have their way and the structures remaining in place and that and complete chaos. >> first of all, the president is a politician and he is engaged in basically the breakdown of his own party that he leads, which has seen an exodus of mps. we have to engage that one, head of the state, yes, but two, under threat from those within his mileur. you can blame this on a number of factors and opportunism, et cetera. the fact remains, a large part of the tunisian public is deeply unsatisfied and deeply concerned about where the country is at
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now. you have a failed state, libya, on the border, you have an open border awash with weapons. the regional situation looks absolutely awful. on top of that you've had these attacks in the last year that have december mated the tourism-dependent economy which is particularly important for the southern regions of the country. you have people genuinely angry, upset and they don't understand why if they have elected representatives in parliament why they can't see stanive changes. i would put to you, and i think the response to the president who also doesn't have that much power in this system, is that there is unfortunately still a legacy of a parallel state of tunisia that is really controlling the economy and controlling the way in which people operate. until that issue is dealt with by tunisians and by thanked
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external backers, until we deal with that forthrightly, we will see this crisis just get worse because the parallel state that runs tunisia is never going to be able to reform the economy because it's against its economic interests, it will never be able to protect the country adequately because it doesn't want to reform the cops, the security sector. when you've got i.s.i.s. on your borders, al-qaeda groups that have a four-year long insurgency going on, when you have all these factors, it's time to get serious. tunisia is at a turning point. the people and their democrats and outside backers that have been championing them, they need to get serious. we need a plan for tunisia and there needs to be a root and brands change thank you for that. there's a number of layers in
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tunisia and certainly to these protests that we now see. thank you very much for giving us your perspective on this. there is more to come for you on the al jazeera area. we are going to be live on the streets of haiti. also a look at who is making the news and who is bidding to one at the sundance festival. also later on issues about the doping scandals. at least 45 people including 17 children have died trying to cross the sea to greece. greek and turkish ships have been involved in a search and rescue mission to find survivors. the boats the refugees are were travelling on capsized close to
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two greek islands. meanwhile, how to stem that flow of refugees has been the subject of a meeting. germany's government is under huge pressure to limit numbers entering the country. >> reporter: the pressure may not have shown as she welcomed her turkish counterpart, but angela merkel is treading a fine path at the moment. the chancellor again rejected the idea of closing europe's borders. >> translation: we want once have heard about terrible numbers of people dying in the assess between turkey and the e.u., children as well. we cannot allow the illegal traffickers to have supremecy here. people are dangering their lives
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and people earn money without the best interests of these human beings in their minds. we have to make sure that this illegal immigration is changed into legal immigration. >> reporter: on friday a reminder of the risks people are still taking to reach europe. despite scenes like this, some of merkel's allies are warning to set a limit on rivals after germany took in a million last year. in december the e.u. agreed a 3 billion dollar fund to help turkey integrate refugees. obama has offered to help substantially. even if new money is forthcoming, some experts warn it might not make a huge difference. >> it has to do with refugee flows themselves. they're not all syrians. we have significant portion of afghans, iraqis, uraniums,
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kurds. they will want to continue to move towards towards europe. >> reporter: the talks here are a sign of just how much the chancellor, who is understand pressure like never before, needs turkey's help. it's not certain if ankara has the means or will to deliver. the turkish prime minister warned that the e.u. money wouldn't be enough. but he has said he has acted to stop the flow. >> translation: turkey has declared a number of plans. we're determined to make refugees lives easier providing humanitarian aid to them. we've passed legislation to allow syrian refugees to gain employment in turkey and we're also working on visa requirements for refugees to prevent them being exploited. >> reporter: ahead of next month's e.u. summit, angela merkel is worried-- angela merkel is worried
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millions of people across the east coast of the u.s. are bracing or for a huge brisbane ard which is expected to dump-- blizzard which is expected to dump a lot of snow. about 60 centimeters is forecast to fall. >> reporter: the snow started to fall here and people got the first taste of the storm. likely to be worst hit is washington dc. they have been preparing the snow ploughs and loading the salt trucks to keep main roads open. given how much snow is forecast will be a tough job >> we will have to live through it. we appreciate our citizens' patience but we're not going to have a luxury to push neighborhood streets. >> reporter: shops are running bare as everybody stocking up. >> fruit, salad and cheese and
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wine. >> milk, bread and all those things. >> reporter: some stores say it's besankoeyer than before thanksgiving. >> i want to be very clear with everybody. we see this as a major storm. it has life and death implications >> reporter: the cold and the snow is forcing the homeless to take shelter. this man has lived on the streets of dc for on 20 years. tonight he is taking cover. >> i suggest you go on in because you can die out here. i know a few that have. >> reporter: the big concern for many along the eastern seaboard is the snow will be wet and heavy and whipped by gail force winds. that could bring down power lines, leaving tens of thousands without power. many workers are told to stay home on friday. the rail network will be closed
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for the weekend. >> for the saeft of our customers and to really try and ease travel as much as possible and prevent people from sitting in the airport all day tomorrow we cancelled the flights for tomorrow. >> reporter: it's estimated 50 million people are in the path of the storm. the next 48 hours could be rough and challenging. everyone has to dig themselves out more from alan who is live for us. tell us more about how people are dealing with the existing conditions and the prospect that it could get a lot worse. >> reporter: the snow started in the last three hours. it has got heavier. the streets were relatively clear around lunchtime. as we head into going home time for most people on a friday, there is a covering of snow. it would be bumper to bumper
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traffic usually. but it is empty here and we can see someone clearing off the pathway. most federal agencies closed their offices at 12 o'clock. they have declared states of emergency. it means that the conditions get as bad as they have been telling us, with you to 60 centimeters of snow, they can call in the national guard to try and keep the roads over, essentially to do the job that government is meant to do when it hits what could potentially be a disaster like this snow storm. the big concern, as i said in my report, is that this snow is wet and it is heavy and that means power lines are at risk fcht if it starts dragging those down, then thousands of people can be without power. people will put on their fire and sit in front of the tv which is an extended holiday weekend
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now. if the power goes out, you not only lose the ability to cook, but you will lose the ability to stay warm with that in mind what advice have been there been receiving as they prepare for this blizzard which has been described as something that could bring a great deal of destruction with it? >> reporter: the reason the federal government said to empb go home by 12 o'clock is that they wanted everyone off the roads so the snow employees could start moving. also to get home and be with their fame and to hunchinger down and see this storm-- their family and to hun are ker down. we will see peaks and troughs with snow. it has gone sweeping up the entire eastern seaboard and go as far as philadelphia and
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bost boston. this is, indeed, a big storm. the worry for washington dc is on wednesday evening we had about a center of snow and it caused chaos on the roads. that is why it couldn't be better timing. that is why we're seeing a lot of these vehicle out on the road trying to keep the main roads open, trying to battle against what we see is potentially a near-record fall of snow in washington dc and people being followed to stay home, enjoy the power and let's hope it stays on and take the long weekend thank you very much. the capital bracing itself for what could be a pretty huge blizzard. more than 30 civilians have been killed in russian air strikes on two villages under the control of the so-called islamic state in iraq and the levant. the air strikes targeted two villages in the country's east.
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at least 13 children are among the dead. it says many more have been wounded and the death toll could rise. the u.s. military headquarters has sent new casualty reports for air strikes in syria and iraq. it is likely that the numbers are higher. >> reporter: the u.s. military said on friday that since the start of coalition air strikes against i.s.i.l. in iraq and in syria back in august 201416 civilians have been killed, nine more have been injured. that's a far cry from the estimate of a number of anti war groups that say that as many as 2004 civilians mai been killed in air strikes during that same period in both countries. it is said that it has a very low incident rate when it comes to killing or injuring civilians in this conflict because of the
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use of precision-guided munitions. the activetist groups say that they are not certain that these strikes were as nonlethal as the u.s. military is suggesting that they were. by contrast there are estimates that russian air strikes which started just in september of the past year may have killed more than a thousand civilians inside syria alone. as for killing the number of i.s.i.l. fighters, which was the whole purpose of the coalition air strikes t the estimate is in the thousands of those who are for and on behalf of of i.s.i.l. whereas the russians conducting air strikes inside syria, more than 1100 of the people killed may have been fighting on behalf of the syrian opposition or so-called islamist groups. just 900 are thought to have been i.s.i.l. fighters. if nothing else, these numbers suggest that in the middle of
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war it seems that no-one is safe myanmar's government has started to release more political prisoner as it winds down its time in office. at least 20 were freed on friday remand more may be released in the days ahead. >> reporter: there were emotional reunions around myanmar as inmates walked free from prison. some had been held nor years. their joy of freedom was mixed for sadness for the political prisoner left behind. >> translation: i am not fully happy as the government is releasing prisoner separately. i want them all still left in the prisoner freed. >> reporter: it is made of largely of generals who ran a dictatorship for 50 years. they kept opposition leader aung
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san suu kyi under house arrest. after an election in 2010 the government embarked on a series of reforms, including a gradual release of political prisoner. aung san suu kyi's party won last year's election and will form the next government on february 1. after campaigning for democracy and human rights for so long, there is hope that she will finally be able to help myanmar move on from its dark past. >> translation: i highly believe that our problems will be all right because our country is under our mother aung san suu kyi. our mother is in power now. >> reporter: there is still many political prisoner to be freed and many more problems for myanmar to overcome. the army will remain powerful, but it seems the old guard are trying to right some wrongs before they step aside north korea says it has detained a u.s. student for committing a hostile act and wanting to destroy the country's
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unity. he entered the country on a tourist visa. >> reporter: this news came through on the north korean state media saying that north korea had detained a u.s. citizen, a student, for a supposed hostile against the state. the acts were tolerated and manipulated by the u.s. government. the name of this man has been released. the embassy has confirmed that it has seen the media reports and referring any other questions to the state department in washington, but there has been some cooperation from a tourist organization, eye near tours, and they said he was on their tours and he was detained on january 2.
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they have ties with the u.s. state department trying to get this man released. he is not certainly the first u.s. citizen to be detained in north korea. in 2014 three citizens were released. there have been instances of mission activity. one tourist left behind a bible in a hotel. these things got people in trouble in the past. also last year there was a south korean student with a u.s. green card who was studying in the u.s. he was detained after crossing illy into through china. he was detained for six months. this isn't the first of its type. certainly this is a new development, a new u.s. citizen reportedly detained inside north korea stay with us here on the al jazeera news hour. we will tell you why the kenyan government is under pressure to reveal the true number of its soldiers killed in anal shab
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welcome back. you're watching the al jazeera news hour. a reminder of the top stories. tunisia's president is urging the country to respect a nationwide curfew. 45 people including at least 17 children have died trying to cross the sea to greece. in the east coast of the u.s. is breaking for a huge blizzard. washington dc where up to centers of snow. over to haiti where the election has been postponed. it was due to take place on sunday. our correspondent is on the line. tell us why this run off has been cancelled.
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>> reporter: the electoral commission held a meeting and it lasted just five minutes. they announced the election would once again be postponed due to security reasons. the security reasons are the country-wide protest that we have seen for the past few months which has been building as the days get closer to the election. we set up our cameras outside the office. as the protesters turned up, there was a great deal of anger and frustration, rocks being thrown, weapons discharged. we made our way back to the safety of the hotel. there were dozens of burning tours, businesses that have had their windows broken and cars being pummelled with rocks. these are elections are seen as free and fair. we have two candidates here. one was hand selected by the outgoing president.
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he really is running on his own right now because the other has dropped out saying it was a fraud. the questions we're remaining with is when the next election will take place, how long there will be a further postponement and when he will have to meet the office. that deadline is 7 february. constitutionally he has to be out of office then. the entire country is on a razor's edge here as the leaders of this country, the opposition party, don't seem to be able to come to an agreement of the time of these elections despite support and pressure from the international community they very much wanted this run off to take place, but clearly it's not going to happen. what is your feeling out on the streets? what is the atmosphere like in the country because, obviously, people are angry about how the process is playing out, they don't feel as though its campaigning has been very fair and you have one opposition
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challenger having pulled out. >> reporter: a lot of people we've spoken to think the government has hand selected candidates. they feel like the party in power now is trying to inclining-- cling onto power. it is a mess. the u.s. spent something like $30 million trying to get the elections off. it was a surprise when the ee electoral council announced it would have to be postponed. there is such a strong sense that it should go ahead, and the strength of feeling and voters afraid to get caught up in this violence, that's the situation you have. we do have a looming deadline
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where he has to leave by 7 february, but still no indication of how long the postponement will be, but certainly the anger continues here. this is a vital election. this is the fairly new maturing democracy, but they need to be seen to be able to sort these kinds of things out, not just for the international community, but for the people of haiti themselves, many of whom struggle with poverty. people think it won't make a difference. one man said it will just make the rich in haiti richer thank you for that. mexican drug lord joaquin guzman will be extradited to the u.s.
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the mexican president says he has ordered officials to accelerate the process. he was recaptured on january 8 after escaping from a prison and was on the run for more than six months. in south sudan a deadline to form a unity government mass passed without any progress. the president and his rival agreed in august to form a transitional government, but there are still bitter differences with the rebels angered by a decision to split up south sudan states. tens of thousands of people have died in the conflict since 2013. over to kenya where a memorial service was held. al-shabab said it was behind the attack last week in which 100 soldiers were killed.
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the kenyan government is yet to release the death toll. >> reporter: the military honors its soldiers killed in south somalia region. >> we commit to you this country. >> reporter: many soldiers are said to have died in the blast. their remains have been difficult to recognise. several families were at this memorial service. some inkon solable. this man's brother is still missing >> we have been told that there are some soldiers that are still missing over there. maybe they ran away, they got to the bush and hide >> reporter: military commanders say that special forces are
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carrying out a search and rescue mission and have killed the man who led the attack. we still don't know how many soldiers were killed and may still be missing. the government is facing heavy criticism for lack of details. it is particularly embarrassing for the military but the focus here was on unity and a renewed resolve to fight al-shabab. >> every kenyan must understand that this is a war that requires we all be united as a nation and that we stand shoulder to shoulder to face the enemy of humanity, that we should not be deterred no matter the challenge that they try to push our way. >> reporter: the injured are at this military hospital. some walked for days before being rescued. they all say the death of their
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colleagues must not be in vein the organisers of the is oscars have plumbed to double its membership of women and ethnic minority by 2020. the academy was criticized of having a short list of talent from minority backgrounds. some have boycotted the ceremony. why the turn around? >> reporter: it's because the academy of motion picture arts and scien came under intense withering fire for choosing for the second year in a rowan all-white group for the awards which will be awarded later in
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february february, and the issue about this grew and grew. a lot of actor and act tremendouseses of color were complaining and that they would boycott and they were joined by george clooney and others. they had an emergency meeting and decided some dramatic things. they will add three new posts to the board of governors, the ruling body of that organization, who will review the membership status of all of its members, 620 members, every 10 years to make sure that they're actually active in the business. if they're not active, their voting rights will be removed. they were life-time appointed judges, they were allowed to vote even after they had retired for many years from the film industry. finally, they're setting a goal of increasing and doubling the number of minority members of
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the academy and female members of the academy by the year 2020. of course, none of this will affect this year's oscars clearly the academy are keen to show they're doing something like this. you're at sundance. what are peopling talk about there? >> reporter: there's 10 films here from directors of 37 countries. it's a big event for the independent film industry. we have put together a preview for you. we can't show you the 120, but here are some that people are talking about. the rocky mountain air in this small resort town is full of expectation. independent film makers from 37 countries are showing off their artistic creations to an estimated 45,000 eager cinema fans and prospective film studio
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buyers >> it's a bucket list item for me. i've always wanted to come >> they know this is where the best content in the world for film is. >> reporter: 120 feature films will be screened at sundance this year, called for more than 4,000 submissions. the focus says festival founder robert redford is on narrative >> to me the most important thing is the story. story telling is what it should be about. >> reporter: among the most talked about films, christine by alex cam pos, starring rebecca hall. a journalist trying to break into the male dominated world of 1970s news. the sandstorm tells the story of a bedwin family and its struggle to reconcile its fra additions with contemporary sexual relationships. are birth of a nation by nate
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parker takes its name from the blatantly racist silent epic, but tells the story of the bloody slave rebellion led by nat turner. in the documentary division there's buzz about new town by kim zchneider, a film over gun violence focusing on families that lost children in the sand yp hooks massacre in 2012. another is back with lo and behold, a typical off beat look at the interconnected world that humanity has made. >> reporter: the film industry is waiting to see whether this year's sun dance will surpass 2015 when the grand prize me and earl and the dying girl, failed to make a hit.
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>> that shows the difference of what the bubble of the festival and what people waactually want. >> reporter: we are focusing as well on documentaries here at sun dance. it is an important part. one of the stories that i've heard in a long time is the story of suneeta. i have the pleasure of director of that film. thanks for being here. tell us how your film kind of became such a personal project for your life. >> after two years of working her life, suddenly her mum came to take her to afghanistan and sell her for marriage for $9,000
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and that really changed my position as a film maker, that i found that i have to open this situation and i cannot be neutral or interfering, and being two years with suneeta, i had a strong connection with her >> reporter: you were making a story about a teenage girl who loved rap music and her life and coming of age, but suddenly she was going to be sold as a child bride and you had to act? >> yes. i had to decide whether i should stay there as a film maker or i should do something for this situation. >> reporter: what did you do? >> i chose interfering. it's the fight of film maker and inside. >> reporter: you used your own money to prevent this wedding from taking place >> at that point i had small money, yeah. i used money for production, i
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just put it for saving her, yes. >> reporter: we're excited to see the film and we're even more excited to introduce suneeta. >> thank you. >> reporter: tell us how this film changed your life. it really changed it in a major way didn't it? >> yes. it did. the movie helps me to prove myself to my family and then to the world. it changed my life and i have a message for everyone that this movie has a message don't give up of your dreams. >> reporter: tell me what you're doing now, sonita. you're living here in the u.s.? >> yes. i'm a student and working on my campaign to end child marriage. i'm working with other organizations that work to end child marriage. >> reporter: very good. thank you very much to both of you for being with us. it's a fascinating story. that's just one of many
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incredible stories here at sundance that have made it to films and will be on television and in theaters and streaming into your own lap tap soon over the next several months. for now, back to you that's great. thank you very much. do stay with us on the news hour because we have all your sports just ahead. back in a moment. a moment.
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welcome back.
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sports now. >> reporter: thank you very much. let's start with tennis. novak djokovic is through to the fourth round of the australian open, but it wasn't an easy match for the world no.1. the defending champion battled his opponent. he faced a challenge. he stepped up to claim a six one, seven 5, 7, 6 victory. >> it's almost like after the season that i've had in 2015, anything is another success. somehow even though you don't think that way personally, but there is a kind of an energy and a feel. >> reporter: novak djokovic could be on course to meet
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federer in the semifinals. he won in four sets. it was an federer 300th grand slam singles match victory. serena williams demolished her opponent. she was dominant from the start, cruising to a 6 one 6 one win. she is bidding for the 22nd grand slam title. the man in charge of world athletics saying that his sport can recover from the recent scandals that have engulfed his organization. he is in doha ahead of the indoor championships.
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>> reporter: it has been a rocky few months for sebastian coe. the former olympic champion has had to deal with the suspension of russia and the fallout following the arrest of president on corruption charges. ahead of the asian indoor athletics championship being held in doha i spoke to him about what he plans to do to clean up his sport. >> reporter: do you have any idea when you became the president back in august of the storm that was about to break over athletics? >> we were conscience on the council around the issue in russia and questions were asked. >> reporter: you say questions were asked. you've also said in previous interviews that maybe you and the organization, the ioof, didn't follow-up that questions more vigorously.
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is that a failure on the ioof and you personally? >> there have clearly been failures. i don't think anybody would be sitting in my position without saying that. we should have known or been in a better position to know firstly whether those conversations had taken place and what the outcome was. >> reporter: in terms of your plans for athletics, and you spoke about them in your campaign for the presidency, people still talk about the your wins, there were a remarkable 11 days where the world record was broken three times >> three times in nine days. >> reporter: it was front page and back page news for all the right reason. can athletics get back to that? >> yes. it can. and it has to. aside from the challenge of the dark days that we're facing at the moment, we have to get more young people involved and excited in our sport.
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it means being creative about the way we deliver the sport, looking at the product, we need to get the big name athletes racing against each other and that may even mean looking at central contracts. we do need those athletes to be out there satisfying the demand that there is for track and field. >> reporter: as for seb coe the public demand that he doesn't shy away from the tough decisions need to revive his sport. if he is the best man to do that remains to be seen african batsman steven cook became the 100th player to score a century on the opening day of the final test against england. already down two nil in the series local fans finally had something to cheer about.
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another brought up his 25th test century and shortly afterwards a 33-year-old brought up his first. it ended 329 for five. an upcoming fight with timothy bradly will be his last said pacquiao. he won the last bout. bradley won in a controversial split decision first time around the wbo will be on the line. >> i said for fighting bradley again, two fights, there is a lot of questions and doubt from the fans. so i decide to have third fight to answer those questions and, of course, i believe that he can bring more action in the ring.
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>> reporter: nigerian team are in rwanda for the africans nation championship. it only involves those in africa. the striker who scored the most goals was not included. >> reporter: in north of london the january freeze prevented stars from having their morning training session. it didn't bother this man, their man who came in from the cold. before reaching england he left nigeria for norway at 18. for some team mates the move was too much of a culture shock. >> it's cold there, you get snows, minus 20 something there. it's not easy. when you work hard and you prepare for it, you can achieve it. for me my own sane is
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impossible. >> reporter: childhood football was far more dangerous than a frozen pitch. >> my mom and my sister, they're crying for me. my mom said this is what you have worked for. you have been striving to be a professional player, to play outside my country, and this is an opportunity for you to do that. >> reporter: after moving to italy, he left his club to get playing time at spanish. he is now flourished at the highest level. the english premier league is the world's most popular football league and one reason
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is its unpredictability. this season has been like no other where players are being beaten by the likes of less tear and watt forward - watford. >> reporter: no wonder they will want to hold on to him. >> the best thing i have done in my life is believing in myself. keep working hard. i know that the future is bright. >> reporter: his faith in self-belief made him achieve his goals enough to top the goal scoring charts. >> reporter: that's it for me thank you very much. remember you can get more on our website. is the address. news, sports, everything you need to know there. everything on demand. i will be back with a full
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