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>> hello, i'm lauren taylor live frolive from london coming up, in in the gulf there are meetings. state of emergency in search u.s. states as a huge blizzard hits the country's east coast. >> okay, google, how much tax are you going to pay here in the u.k. >> google offers to pay $185 million in back dated taxes in the u.k. a move that is claimed trivial
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by critics. i'm sana with all the sport. andy murray are in the fourth round of the australian open. but play was suspended on the main yarn as the coach ivan ivananovich collapses in the stands. >> the u.s. is making a push to end the war in syria. john kerry is in saudi arabia to try to ease concerns about iranian ties. they did not confirm the exact day they'll start. >> one of the things we did today, which i think is really important is we set up a clarity of how to proceed forward in the
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initial steps of the negotiations on syria. and we are confident with good initiative in the next day or so those talks can get going, and that the u.n. representative special envoy will be convening people in an appropriate matter for the proximity talks to lay down the process to try very hard to create the communique and have a transition from the resolutions and the syrian support group. >> joe biden is meeting turkey's prime minister about syrians
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hosted in turkey. >> we have reports now from install bull. >> this is an opportunity for the to remind the u.s. vice president joe biden of turkey's concern to any involvement with the syrian kurds in any discussions on the final settlement for the syrian crisis. indeed, they said if the syrian kurds must be involved in any way then they should be with the regime. they should be sitting with assad. they should not be sitting with opposition groups. >> the pkk is just like isil. the syrian kurdish ypg is directly connected to the pkk and it's becoming a larger
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threat to syria. >> while joe biden acknowledged the pk separatists pkk is as much of a threat to isil and al nusra, he didn't draw the connection between pkk and the ypg. that is because on the ground and in syria they're the most effective partner with the u.s. in fighting against isil. >> there is a thorough understanding of that isil presents a clear and present danger. not only to europe, the neighborhood, but particularly to turkey. and we have shown robust corporation and the commitment to defeat isil. >> and for that part, the largest syrian kurdish political group has said that if it is not represented in any syrian peace talks, then these talks will fail. >> let's get some analysis of talks. lecture center middle east at the university of cambridge.
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thank you for being with us. what has kerry been doing in saudi arabia, and how can they make sure that these talks go ahead? >> it's an essential thing for him to do. the fact is that the opposition, the syrian opposition has said quite categorically, other representatives of oppositions particularly the kurds, it won't deal directly with the outside regime. mr. kerry wants them to deal with the outside regime if only indirectly, and he has to satisfy the russians that the kurds will somewhere be involved. that's one way we'll see this simultaneous visit. >> do you think they'll all go ahead on monday? >> i think it may be a little later than that. but certainly monday is a chosen
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date. they said quite clearly that they're going to happen very soon. and they didn't say precisely when. but i think there there is discussion of how the kurds will be involved. they have to be involved because they're the main ground force against the islamic state, and they're very important for american plans even as the turks are against their involvement. >> yes, indeed. don't forget that the pkk is on the state department terrorist list. that was one of their fears that they would bring on board the
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pyg, the syrian kurdish group. >> how do you think that would work? >> well, in effect turkey has one of the largest bombers in the middle east. what he does want too is guarantee the board with syria is not controlled by the kurds. if he doesn't get involved on the ground in the military solution, they have move in the border region simply to keep the kurds out and to harass the islamic state.
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>> i'm not sure that the turks are ready to do that yet. there is another factor, too. the saudis need to be assured by iran and the fact that the united states may now link up with iran, and that will be disastrous for them. >> thank you very much, indeed, for your expertise on the subject. thank you. >> you're welcome. >> isil said it has killed 72 iraqi soldiers in three separate suicide attacks that fights to hold onto the city. ramadi is 100 kilometers west of the capital of baghdad sent seven months under isil control after it's capture last may. >> the security situation has
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improved since friday. >> tunisia's prime minister faces the toughest challenge yet to his government. highways been in power for almost a year, but his authority has been challenged by the week's unrest, which has seen angry protests across the country. some of these protests turned into looting and attacks on security forces and government buildings. >> they are doing all they can to disturb the situation.
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>> the opposition blame the government for the arrest and saying they have failed to implement genuine reforms. on the streets people remain divided over how to solve tunisia's simmering discontent. >> i'm totally against imposing a curfew. by imposing a curfew you compromise your government. >> we have heard many promises in the past. the government must take con fleet steps to find jobs for the people. i do not know how, but that is their job. >> calls have been dismissed. elections were last held in october. many fear a new vote could lead to more instability.
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for the time being life in tunisia would be punctuated by a curfew that started at 8:00 p.m. each evening and ends by dawn. a few months ago a state of emergency took the lives of 35 holiday makers. so the security forces have extensive powers in curbing unrest and tackling the rise of armed groups. the state of emergency puts restrictions on public gathering. by imposing ongoing tour few nationwide the government hopes to contain the violence that has been spinning out of control. the curfew would hardly solve tunisia's deep-rooted problems, and trust in their political leaders seems to be wearing thin. hashem ahelbarra, to you nice. >> a 13-year-old girl was shot dead after an averaged stabbing
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attack on security force. 162 palestinians and 25 israelis have been killed in the latest wave of violence that started at the beginning of of course. the afghan government along with pakistan, china and the united states urged taliban to come to the table in a meeting in kabul on monday. the senior member said they will talk but only if the u.s. cancels their assets in trade. xi jinping will be the first leader to visit tehran after the sanctions were lifted last week. they agreed to increase security
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and fight against armed groups. >> terrorism, extremism and violence these are the topics which came up to discuss and were emphasized on. to insure the security in the middle east, confrontation, like iraq, afghanistan, syria, fight against terrorism were among other issues that were discussed today. >> still to come, canada's prime minister reacts as four people are killed in the country's worst school shooting in a decade. rat droppings, bullet holes and fungus growing up walls. teachers in detroit protest against the state of their schools. and a nine-goal epic, including two at injury tame in the english premiere league.
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>> well over 60 million people in the u.s. are dealin dealing with a blizzard that swept across the east coast. and authorities are warning against venturing into life-threatening conditions. tom ackerman has this update. >> from georgia and the carolinas to massachusetts, the fast moving blanket of snow has kept outdoor activity to a minimum. winds as high as 90 kilometers per hour persuaded motorists to stay off the roads. but many of those who did venture out found the conditions to be more than they bargained for. in kentucky thousands of drivers from stranded through the night along a major highway that went along a parking lot. >> we're probably going to be in a ditch trying to get to you. i can't stress enough, please, even walmart closed. >> washington, d.c.'s metro train service was shut down for only the third time in its
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history. further north new jersey authorities prepared for flooding along it's atlantic coast. >> there was eyes that--ice that was floating up the streets, and going up over the wall that the government said was good enough to protect them. >> i can't say enough, unless there is an emergency situation, you should not be on the roads. >> 150 households were without electricity. the outages were expected to worsen as ice builds up on power lines. but in washington's national zoo one of its giant pandas could not get enough of the snow. >> we'll speak with tom ackerm ackerman.
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new york has been badly hit. >> it is, and with that revised forecast, they're--the authorities there have significantly raised the alert level. they've just announced that there will be a travel ban effective in 90 minutes from now. starting in 90 minutes from now in which all road traffic, barring emergency traffic will be banned from the streets of new york. the highways of new york, and soon there after the overground subway service will be suspended as well as the incoming suburban train services from long island and other parts of new york state. you can see that the authorities really are expecting much more significantly severe out look
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right now. once these accumulatives of snow has become a real problem that their first priority will be to keep the streets clear enough so they can put the thousands of vehicles, movers and all the other implements that they have in service to get the knee out of the roadways as soon as possible. >> tom, the winter storms are not that unusual, but this time are people better prepared to face this one? >> i think they have here in warning based on a very good forecast. you can see that there is practically--there is absolutely no vehicular traffic there. there is no ban. just an advisory that people should stay off the roads, and that, in fact, is what they're doing. in the outlying areas where you
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do have severe cases such as the one we showed you in kentucky, those people were really caught by surprise. they were on route, and they really didn't have enough warning. in the eastern seaboard areas, new york, new jersey, baltimore and washington, d.c. so far we have not heard of no real serious incidents. there have been these traffic mishaps, which have been responsible for nine deaths, but all those occurred in southern states. not in the mid-atlantic states. with that respect i think we can say so far so good. >> tom ackerman, thank you very much, indeed. joining us live from brooklyn is andrew friedman. thank you for being with us. talk us through the science of why this storm is so huge and so dangerous. >> yes this storm is so huge,
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there is a piece of energy deep dipped in the jet stream that is carved out of this trough in the jet stream. all the way down to the gulf of mexico we had snowflakes, in the florida panhandle, seven inches of snow in georgia, places where you don't often get snow. and then this very mild atlantic fish and water from the atlantic, and it's throwing a huge amounts of moisture pumping it into cold air that has been in place over the new york city corridor, which is highly populated. >> so are the worst areas likely to be places where the power has been out for long periods of time? what are the consequences, do you think?
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i think we lost our guest there. that's a shame. andrew, if you can still hear us thank you for talking with us. >> four people have been killed in canada's worst school shooting in decades. you after gunning down two brothers, the shooter killed a teacher and an assistant. the prime minister offered condolences from davos. >> the country's hard is breaking. obviously this is every parent's worst nightmare. when i spoke with community leaders they obviously expressed that the community is reeling, and all of us across this country, our hearts are going out to the families and to the whole community. >> our correspondent has this update from toronto.
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>> well, some details about the victims and the fact that a young mail is in custody has emerged. but what is not clear at all is any sort of motive. rather chilling exchange on social media has emerged in senate press reports where a young male tells his friends, i've just killed two people, and now i'm going to shoot up the school. the reply is why, br, y? more details will have to come out. this is a remote area. there has been gun problem in the past. problems with gangs, high unemployment, various problems with substance abuse, but really nothing like this. there are going to be a lot of questions asked, a lot of agonizing and a real sense of shock in the community itself and across the country. >> the world democratic forum in davos has come to a close.
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one issue dominated the evening. >> global economics is rarely black and white. but in davos where the white is self explanatory, and the black this year has been oil, those falling prices and how to mitigate those effects. the speed this time is having a new and damaging impact. >> it had a knock on effect in the broader economic. you have a new economics of oil prices. not a lasting one. in the long run it will past the world economy but right now it's a source of vulnerability. >> norway knows that. oil prices are part of the budget but not "the" budget. >> we're nothing bringing the revenue into the budget. but we bring it through the funds and then into the budget.
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>> a low oil price is not always bad news. >> countries like india, china, europe, japan, this is definite good news because their oil is decreasing as a result of low oil prices. >> low oil price over all actually can benefit countries. >> long term there still needs to be investment right across the energy sector. power companies are trying to look beyond the current volatility. >> and right now it's between now and 2040, 13 trillion-dollar needs to be invested to bring that power to people who don't have it today or who need it more. >> what can be taken away from this? high oil price or low oil price there is something for everyone. perhaps this is the most important thing. diversification, making sure that an economy isn't so reliant on oil that it can't we stand
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the shock like this. kamahl santamaria, al jazeera, davos. >> still to come, why officials are warning women to avoid travel to over 20 countries due to an yoke broke of an mosquito-borne virus. a presidential run off vote was postponed. >> it's thought that lindsey vonn is the most down hill quinner.
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>> the only live national news show at 11:00 eastern. >> we start with breaking news. >> let's take a closer look. >> top stories here on al jazeera. the u.s. secretary of state john kerry says he's confident talks will go ahead despite ongoing disagreement on who will represent the opposition. holding a cabinet meeting to discuss this week's wave of protest by the unemployed. in the u.s. a huge blizzard dumps huge waves of snow across
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the east coast. in the city of taiz access to water is blocked. google offered to pay $185 million in back dated taxes and change how it plates tax in the u.k. critics are angry over the amount that they're paying. >> okay, google, how much talks are you going to pay in the u.k.? >> well, that's something that google can answer in a heartbeat. the firm is going to shell out $1,230,000,000,000. that's $185 million money. >> is it enough?
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>> well, google thinks so. it has reached an agreement with the tax man after a long, open audit to cover a decade of under payment, and the company is going to pay more in the future saying it will change the way that it calculates its taxes based on revenue. reflects the size and scope of the u.k. business. which leads to the question, okay, google, how big exactly is that business? >> well, the firm's total was $642 million in the u.k. in 2013. that is nearer to $950 million if we're talking dollars. but then look at the figures filed in the u.s. where google had revenues of $5.6 billion that year. and $6.5 billion a year later in 2014. quite a discrepancy. that's revenue. and revenue is not taxable profit. there are costs to bear in mind. but it shows that google earns a
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lot in britain that does not go through its british accounts. it's all pretty confusing, pretty co complex, and all legal. the leader of google u.k. received fiery words. >> how do you think they feel every time they switch on to google, and they remember and just it reminds them of your rather devious, if i may say so, calculated and in my view unethical behavior. >> i think if ordinary people listen to that statement they would be rightly concerned, but i don't think that's a fair representation of how we operate. >> okay, google, why pay now? >> they say that they see the way the world is changing, and they want to be seen as being paying their fair share but at the same time they're under pressure from the audit, and
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counties want to get more cash out of companies like google. >> they will pay off their problem and everyone is happy, right? wrong. this is causing anger among opposition politician who is say that google should pay a lot more and it's a paltry amount. and elsewhere in europe authorities are negotiating with google for their settlement, and they may demand much, much more. for google this is an issue that is not going away soon. al jazeera, london. >> the top u.s. agency for disease has warned pregnant women to avoid travel in latin america, africa, and asia due to the motor vehicle-born vie zika virus. it was detected in brazil prompting health authorities to warn pregnant women to use insect creams to avoid the bite.
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now they're being warned not to get pregnant. the latest of 14 countries and territories in the caribbean and latin america to be affected, last week the cdc warned pregnant women traveling to brazil where the virus is spreading. >> the motor vehicle born zika virus has been around for years in africa and southeast asia, and in that time it barely registered as a problem. that was until it turned up in brazil. in just nine months there have been half a million cases of contagion with the virus, and the suspected link to a dramatic rise in birth defects in babies. >> normally it is not a dangerous disease. it's self limiting with mild symptoms. but what we see in brazil right now is that a lot of the areas where we have zika infections,
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women also have babies with microcephaly. >> microcephaly is a condition where a baby's head and brain does not development. the language to the zika virus still has not been confirmed but it's enough to prompt u.s. health officials to wor act as if there is one. >> we're concerned about the potential complication to the fetus of zika virus infection to pregnant women. we're really advising that pregnant women consider postponing travel to these areas if possible. >> those areas cover 20 different countries brought latin america and the caribbean. and there have already been a handful of cases in the united states. health officials have not
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declared why it has spread so quickly, but they're worried that the olympic games next august could provide the condition for it spots spread much further. >> it's the olympic games, and a lot of tourists from all over the world will arrive from rio de janeiro. and they will be exposed to the virus. zika has consequences not just for the public health but for the public health world wide. >> as of yet there is no vaccine nor treatment for the zika virus. officials in brazil, colombia and el salvador are recommending that women do not get pregnant for now. the mosquitoes are the same mosquitoes that carry dengue fever, and health ow officials say avoiding the mosquito is the only answer, and making eradication programs more
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important. >> let's get more on the developing story. joining us live from skype dr. derek gatherer, a biologist, the study of infections, thank you for being with us. what is causing it to spread so fast now and how serious is it? >> that's a very interesting question, one that we don't fully know the answer to. the obvious conclusion is that the virus has mutated in some way, that a change happened around the time of millennium that enabled the virus to start spreading much more aggressively. first in the pacific islands and then in the last 18 months on an unprecedented scale in latin america. but it might simply be that the virus is colonizing where people have no immunity. it might be that there is a fair number of immunities in the
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population so when people are bitten by the virus, they don't develop high levels of the virus in the bloodstream, consequently the next mosquito that bites them does not give them the virus. but in latin america because people are completely unexposed in the virus, and there is no antibody in the population. when people get the disease they get the virus in the blood and that means that it can be passedden. >> the effect on unborn children, it's not a definitive link but it's enough of a link where they're saying don't get pregnant in those areas. how likely are they able to prove that that link is there. >> in my opinion i think it's probably the case. i think the chances of seeing two separate epidemics, one of microcephaly caused by something
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else and one of zika at the same time is small. but i would be pleased to be proven wrong on that. >> what is the best way to prevent it? >> at the moment we encourage people to cover up, wear long sleeves, long trousers and use lots of insect repellent but it's difficult not to get bitten because these are daytime biting mosquitoes. if you're out at all you have to be awful that you're not bitten at some point during the day. it's not like at nighttime biting mosquitoes where a mosquito net will keep them out and then you're safe. many countries are fumigating vigorously, where mosquitoes are found. and because of el niƱo this year there has been a lot of rain, which means there is a lot of standing water in many places, and this is perfect habitat consequencingly the the climate
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change has not helped in this situation either. >> what is your expectation for how long it will spread. >> well, we've seen it, dengue fever arrived to the american caught tents they stopped at the u.s. border and the reason for that is probably because in american cities there aren't in american cities. there is a possibility that the virus finds the developed world, let's say, less congenial to its
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spread as it does in the other parts of the world. perhaps viruses like dengue will stop more or less at the mexican border, but we have no way of finding out until it happens. >> thank you. >> opposition parties in moldova say they expect tens of thousands of people to converge on the capita to demand new elections. many are angry at the forming of a new government. >> things have gone from bad to worse in monthly dove i can't. joblessness, a weakens currency and fuel and food prices on the rise. nobody has anything good to say about the situation. >> nobody we spoke to has anything positive to say about their politicians. >> i pray to god for help.
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i don't trust anyone any more. i've lost all faith. >> monthly dovmoldovans are disillusions. there have been four prime ministers in the past 12 months. and since october no government until this week. aaron crowds incensed by the appointment of a new prime minister. mr. phillippe standing on the right is a close ally to the man doing the talking. moldova's most powerful oligart turned politicians.
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>> since defensive we've suffered and suffered and now we're close to a dictatorship. we must be ready to oppose that at any cost. >> moldova's new government has the backing of brussels in washington, and says that there will be no new elections. we believe that elections are not the answer for moldova right now. we have to find urgent solutions. >> camped in the city center for months now are a hardcore of protesters from across the political spectrum. they're hoping tens of thousands of ordinary moldovans will join them. >> thousands of people have marched through warsaw to project against government surveillance powers. they're demanding that they withdraw their surveillance law.
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they also plan to make changes to the judiciary and media resulting an investigation from the european union. >> the violent protest in haiti was pushed back for a second time. it was due to take place on sunday but the electoral commission has put it on an indefinite hold citing security concerns. we have this report. >> one opposition leader called it a victory for democracy. but on the streets of port-au-prince demonstrators were in no mood to celebrate. campaign posters, tires, and throwing rocks. this protester told us it's time to form a transitional government and organize a fresh election. he said that the people need to
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be part of that decision and in the end be victorious. >> this remains an extremely volatile situation. the there are rocks being thrown. there is gas in the air. today was a victory for these protesters, but clearly there is a great deal of unhappiness about this electoral protests. >> despite the protests remains confident he'll be haiti's next president. a relative unknown the 47-year-old was hand picked by president marteli and refers to him as banana man because of his agriculture background. he topped the polls in the last controversial vote and told us he's the hope for haiti's future. >> it's true six months ago no one knew the names. but today they know who banana man is.
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>> opposition candidate called the first round of voting a fast and refused to campaign in the run off. there is now pressure from the international community to restore process but time is running out. she's expected to sit down in just two weeks, and what comes next remains uncertain. port-au-prince, haiti. >> venezuela is among 15 countries that has failed to pay their fee to the u.n. those countries that miss their payment lose their right to speak at the u.n. it's embarrassing because it is a member of the security council. venezuela has been struggling financially as the economy shrank 10% last year. a specially designed cap actual to rescue four miners who have been trapped underground for a month. the device is three meters high and half meter wide will pull
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out one man at a time through a bore hole. the drillers are now at 220 meters below the surface. an u.s. court is consider the sick out. teachers have been calling in sick over what they say are unhealthy working conditions. there are fears that the disfoot could end in a strike. >> in detroit this is where young minds are formed. >> it is not safe, it is not a school you would want your children to be educated in. >> the schools are so run down that the head of the city union said that the teachers might have call a strike. >> i'm not above walking out of here if that's what is right for kids. >> so there could be a strike eventually. >> there could be eventually.
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i won't lie about it. but right now i don't feel it's the time. >> even though there is a michigan law against it. >> an unjust law is no law at all. >> detroit teachers have launched a series of sickouts calling in ill and shutting down schools. >> when school managers asked for a retraining order to stop the sick outs, a judge on thursday said no. teachers say they'll go on. >> we're teachers, period, who teach in detroit and love our kids and because of that we are disrespected, and we're tired. >> it's a confrontation rich in politics. the public education system in this majority black, relybly democratic city is run by darnell early, appointed by michigan's republican governor rick snyder. >> i really hope that snyder gets on it. i really do. i really do miss it. i can guarantee you that their offices don't look like these
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kids' do. >> they say that they're broke. they could be insolvent by april. >> unfortunately, there isn't a whole lot you can offer when you're in a financial situation like we are. i get their concerns. i understand it. but work stoppages are not the answer. >> most teams who can leave have fled. some to charter schools, some to the suburbs. enrollment has plunged from 150,000 in 2000 to 47,000 now. this is the middle school. on the outside it doesn't look that bad. a bit worn some missing tiles and rust on the roof. but it's on the inside where the problem really lie. it's a site that mayor mike duggen saw for the first time. >> they are disturbing things we've seen today. >> disturbing conditions and a stand off i sight. >> coming up in sport in a few minutes. five players are tied for the
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abu dhabi government championship.
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>> we have more in sports news. let's go to sana in i do had a. >> we begin with football in liverpool. a late win over norwich in one of the most exciting matches so far this season in the english premier league. nine goals were scored, and the reds looked in big trouble as they jumped out to a 3-1 lead. the liverpool then scored three
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straight goals to take the 4-3 lead. they look to have snatched the draw for the canaries, but in the 94th minute, they would score and finished 5-4 to liverpool. >> the draw would have been there for both teams. and so we need the last moment. but a few days ago we lost the game we should not. >> we took a little bit or took something back. that's okay. we respect that we'll have good football. both teams have good moments. >> eight match also take place in the english premiere league on saturday. the late game is happening right now. manchester city is on their way to west ham.
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valencia scoring twice, and they would score a penalty. in the other results leicester city leads arsenal over the top of the table. although the gunners can retake the lead against chelsea on sunday, thanks to charlie austin's winner in the 87th minute. barcelona now lead the spanish lead. messi would score the winner as they extend their unbeaten run to 13 matches. but atletico madrid will go back to top spot when they play sevilla on sunday. plenty of big names have come in the first week of the australian open. but not the second seed andy murray. going down in the second set but came back to win the next two.
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murray, who is four-time beaten world finalist will play in the next round. >> treated by medics and now in hospital, ivanovic would lose her match. clearing 400th career win. the 2014 champion needed less than two hours to close out the matches. he faces 13th canadian in the fourth round. >> women's world number three, the latest seed to fall out. the spaniard was knocked out in
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the third round she was seen as a title contender lost in straight sets, and they have fallen after six days of play. >> the man in charge of world athletics say that they have made mistakes when it comes to corruption in the sport. >> it's been a turbulent few months since sebastian coe was elected president of aaaf last august. ahead of the asian indoor athletics championships being held in doha, i spoke to
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sebastian coe what he plans to do to clean up his support. >> did you have any idea back in august of the storm that was about to break over athletics? >> well, as i said we were cautious on the council around the issue of the escalating problem in russia, and questions were asked. >> you say questions were asked, but maybe they didn't follow up the questions more vigorously. and considering you were southbound for seven years. >> look, there clearly had 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. >> in terms of your plans for athletics, and you spoke about them in your campaign in your
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presidency. people still talk about 80s. >> three times in nine days. >> certainly in the u.k. it was front page and back page news for all the right reasons. can athletics get back to that? >> yes, and it has to. aside from the challenges from the dark days that we're facing at the moment, the overwhelming challenge is to get more young people involved and excited in our sport. that means being much more creative in how we deliver the sport, and looking at the product of the athletics. we need to get the big name athletes racing against each other, and that may mean looking at central athletes. we need those athletes out there satisfying the demand there is for track and field. >> as for sebastian coe, whether
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he is the man best in place to do that, well, that remains to be seen. al jazeera. >> thlindsey vonn has become the most prolific winner in the history of down hill skiing in the world cup winning saturday's race in italy. it's her 37th win in skiing. surfacing the record of australian great. austrian great. >> five players are in the lead for an uncompleted third round of the abu dhabi golf championship. friday with a round that had to be finished on saturday. the third round for many world number three rory mcilroy with
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an exciting finish to his second round with a birdie and eagle on his final two holes before joining the leaders later in the day. world number one they would manage to complete the third round and three shots off the pace. >> sebastian is increased the lead in the monte carlo rally after his rivals were forced to retire. there were slippery conditions on saturday before they would pull out. that's it from me. i'll hand it back to you in london. >> you can always catch up with all the stories we're covering by checking out our website. the address for that is you can watch us by clicking on the watch now icon. we'll be back in a minute with another full round of today's news. thank you so much for watching.
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