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this is al jazeera you're watching the news hour live from london. copping up, a diplomatic push to end the war in syria. syria and the gulf states holding meetings. tunisia prime minister calling for calm in the area. a blizzard paralyses the states.
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>> reporter: i'm with sport. play was suspended on the main arena when a coach collapsed the u.s. is making a renewed push to end the war that syria. john kerry is in saudi arabia meeting leaders from the gulf to try to ease concerns about warring ties with iran. he is confident that the talks will go ahead, but didn't confirm the exact day they will start. >> one of the things we did today, which i think is really important is we set up a clarity for how to proceed forward in the initial steps of the negotiations on syria. we are confident that with good
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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 manner for the proximity talks that will be the first meeting in geneva to begin to lay down the process to try very hard to implement the geneva communication and have a transition that takes place according to the u.n. resolutions as well as the vienna communications the vice president is in istanbul meeting turkey's prime minister. the war in syria is in its fifth ayear now. turkey hosts more than a million
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refugees. air strikes against syria in i.s.i.l. biden says the united states and turkey with prepared for a military splugs for syria if a settlement is not possible. more from istanbul >> reporter: this was an opportunity for the turkey's prime minute to remind the u.s. vice president of turkey's concern, its opposition, really, to any involvement in any discussions on the final settlement, any final settlement to the syrian crisis. indeed, the turkish view is that if the syrian kurds must be involved in any way, they should be with the regime. they should be sitting with bashar al-assad not the opposition groups. >> translation: the pkk is just like i.s.i.l. the syrian occurred yish wpg is connected to them and is a larger threat than syria. >> reporter: why biden admitted
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that, he didn't draw a connection between the pkk and the syrian kurds, the ypg. that is because on the ground in syria they are the most effective partner with the u.s. in fighting against i.s.i.l. >> there is a thorough understanding that i.s.i.l. presents a clear present danger, not only to europe, to the neighborhood, but particularly to turkey, and we have shown robust cooperation and a commitment to defeat i.s.i.l. >> reporter: for their part the largest syrian kurdish political group has said that if it is not represented in any syrian peace talks, then those talks will fail tunisia's prime minister is calling on people to be patient after a wave of protest against unemployment and poverty.
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the president called an emergency meeting. a night curfew is in place but no measures to tackle the issue has been announced. >> reporter: tunisia's prime minister faces the toughest challenge yet to his government. he has been in power for almost a year but his authority has been challenged by this week's unrest which has seen angry protests across the country. some of these protests turned into attacks on security forces an government buildings >> translation: many enemies, they do not want to see success of tun. they are doing all they can to disturb the harmony of our democracy and the transition period we have seen. the transition is inevitable and
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irreverse able >> reporter: the opposition blames the government for the unrest saying it has failed to implement genuine reforms. on the streets people remain divided over to solve the country's simmering discontent. >> translation: i am totally against imposing ancurfew. there are people who work at night. >> translation: we have heard many promises in the past. now it is time for major decisions. the government must take concrete steps to find jobs for the people. i do not know how, but that is their job. >> reporter: calls for a government or renewed actions have been dismissed by commentators ace risky step. elections were last held in october 2014. many fear it could lead to more instability. for the time being, life here will be punctuated by a curfew
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that starts at 8 p.m. each evening and ends by dawn. a few months ago a state of emergency was implemented following an attack that took the lives of 38 holiday makers in the resort of zuez. security forces have extensive powers in curbing unrest and tackling the rise of armed groups. the state of emergency also puts risks on gatherings. the government hopes to contain the violence that has been threatening to spin out of control, but a curfew will hardly solve the countries's deep-rooted problems and for many people trust in their leaders seems to be warring thin a 13-year-old girl has been shot dead after an alleged stabbing attack on the israeli
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forces. it happened in the occupied west bank. israeli officers had said she had had a fight with her family before leaving her house with a knife and walking towards security forces. 162 palestinians and 25 israelis have been killed in the latest wave of violence which started at the beginning of october: the united nations is seeking unconditional access to the city of ties saying people are suffering from a lack of water. houthi fighters has been shelling the city and blocking the aid. u.n. humanitarian coordinator is saying an only a few shops are left open. i.s.i.l. says it has killed 72 fighters after it holds on to its last territory in ramadi. the army is battling to break
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the strong holds of the group in the country a travel ban is in place in new york as a major blizzard dumps huge amounts of snow across the u.s. east coast. broadway shows have been cancelled and much of the subways ground to halt. at least 11 people have died across the country in weather-related incidents. >> reporter: from georgia to massechu, setts outdoor activity has been kept to a minimum. motorists have been suggested to stay off the roads. many who did go on the road found they couldn't control. a shelter has been set up for those without heat in the
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vehicles. >> we can get to the ditch, but please, wear warm clothes. >> reporter: the metro train system was closed only for the third time in its history >> there was water and ice that was floating up the streets that had already gone over the wall that the residents and government says is good enough to protect them from any storm. >> reporter: after the storm forecast was raised to 76 centimetres, there was a rare travel ban. >> all vehicles that are not authorised vehicles directed in urgent service to people, need to be off the streets. the nypd will begin enforcing the travel ban at 2.30 today. that ban will remain in effect medical further notice. >> reporter: about 150,000 households were without
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electricity. the outages were expected to worsen as ice builds up open power lines. in washington the roads turned into a snow boarders delight. a giant pan da in a announcer: couldn't get enough of the snow -- panda we're talking about a storm that is very extensive, affecting large parts of the country. what can you tell us about what is happening there and what you're hearing about other large cities that are being impacted? >> reporter: one expect on this phenomenon says that this probably ranks among the top five of the blizzards in the u.s. in recorded history. of course, for people here they're not that impressed by the record. all they know ask that in here
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and washington dc, although there is no travel ban as you heard about in new york, there is not a vehicle in sight. we see pedestrians who are taking their leisure time here on a weekend in the snow, it's pretty short-lived. people are not standing around just delighting in this because you're getting a wind - gusts that are approaching in some places 95 km/h. you can see the kind of snow that we've been seeing for the last 24 hours and we do expect that this will continue for another 12 hours at least in the washington area. in new york they think it will last through the night. the question here is to what extent services, essential services, such as metro in
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washington and the new york subway system, which has also been disabled, suspended, ground services suspended, as well as regional train service into the city, when they will be restored. it really amounts to, first of all, how many power outages they might be seeing and also how quickly they can clear the roads. power outages, so far we've heard, are at a minimum. surprisingly about 170,000 households out of the pour in the southern states. we haven't heard of anything like that up north between washington and new york. so that is a hopeful sign. as the governor of new jersey, they have a watchful out for flooding along the coast. many of those communities who are still bearing the scars from super storm sandy from several
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years ago are wary of the previous storms thank you for that. as that storm gathers pace and the snow continues to fall. also lots more to come to you on the al jazeera news hour. >> okay google. how much tax are you actually going to pay here in the u.k.? the u.k. gets what it was searching for. google greece to pay almost 200 million to the tax man. some say it's way too level >> reporter: nipple in south africa. i'm going to show you what a milk bank is and how the concept is saving lives later in sport, the english premier league
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the top u.s. agency for disease prevention has issued a warning to pregnant women to avoid travel to more than 20 countries in latin america, africa and parts of asia affected by the zika virus. the virus is linked to berth defects to babies causing babies being born with unusually small heads. the onset of the virus was detected last year in brazil prompting pregnant women to use insect repellant. women are now told to postpone getting pregnant in colombia where there are 13,000 cases. libya confirmed its case of the virus. it is the latest of 14 countries and territories in the area and latin america to be affected. last week the u.s. center for disease control warned pregnant
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from warning to brazil. >> reporter: the mosquito born virus has been around for years in africa and south-east asia. in that time it barely registered as a problem. that was until it turned up in brazil. in just nine months there have been hassle a million cases of contagion and a link to birth defects in babies. >> normally it is not a dangerous disease: what we see in brazil right now ask that in lots of the areas where we have zika infections women have born babies with small heads. >> reporter: it is a condition in which a baby's brain and head don't fully develop. back in 2014 before the virus arrived in brazil, there were
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150 known cases in the country. since october that has jumped to 4,000. the link to the virus still hasn't been confirmed, but it is enough to prompt senior u.s. health officials to act as if there is one. >> we are quite concerned about the potential complications to the foetus. so we are advising that pregnant women seriously consider postponing travel to these areas if possible. >> reporter: those areas cover 20 different countries throughout latin america and the caribbean. health officials are not sure why it has become an epidemic quickly, but they feel the olympics next year could be the means to spread it further.
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>> people will be exposed to getting the virus. it has consequences not just for the brazilians' health but public health wide. >> reporter: there is no treatment for the virus. people have taken the unprecedented step of advising women not to get pregnant at all for now. it is spread by the same mosquitos that carry dengue fever and other diseases. they thrive and breed in still water. avoiding or limiting exposure to the mosquito is the only answer, making rapid indication programs like-- raid indication promise like - e - eradication promise like these important we were told how the virus is spread so quickly by a doctor >> it could be that the change
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has happened, which has spread into the pacific islands and in the last few months through latin america. it might simply be that the virus has been in areas where people have no immunity. in africa and south-east asia where it has been for decades, there will be a fair degree of immunity, whereas in latin america because people are completely unexposed to the virus, there's no antibody in the population and when they get the disease they get lots of virus in the blood and it means that there is a high chance of it being passed on. we see in other parts of the time two diseases such as dengue fever and chicken gunya. they arrived in the american
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continents and started to spread as well. they stopped at the u.s. border. the reason for that is probably because in cities there are not expanses of open water. there aren't open wells and shanty towns and open toilets. the virus could find the developed world less congenial to its spread than it does in the poorer parts of the world. perhaps the virus will stop more or less at the mexican border, but we have no way of finding out until it actually happens britain's finance minister says it has achieved a major success after google offered to pay 185 million dollars in backdated taxes and change how it calculates tax in the u.k. it was under fire about how much of tax it was paying.
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our correspondent reports. >> reporter: okay google. how much tax are you going to pay here in the u.k.? that's something google can answer in a heart book. they're going to shell out 130 million pounds. that is 185 million dollars, money many people feel is long overdue. the question is. okay google, is it enough? >> reporter: google thinks so. it has reached an agreement with the tax man after a long open audit. that is to cover a decade of under payment. the company is going to pay more in the fument. it will change the way it calculates the way it pay taxes. okay, google, how big exactly is that business? >> reporter: the firm's furnish over was 642 million pounds in the u.k. in 2013. that is nearer to 915 million if we're talking dollars.
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but then look at the figures filed in the u.s. where google had revenues of 5.6 billion that year. 6.5 billion a year later in 2014. quite a discrepancy. that is revenue and revenue isn't taxable profit. there are costs to bear in mind. it shows google earns a lot in britain that doesn't go through its british accounts. it is confusing and complex and perfectly legal. this was the boss of google u.k. appearing in front of parliament back in 2013 to defend it. just listen to the firy words directed at him. >> how do you think they feel every time they switch on to google and they remember, and it reminds them of your rather devious, if i may say so, calculated and in my view unethical behaviour? >> i think if ordinary people listen to that statement they would be rightly concerned but i think that is not a fair representation of how we
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operate. >> reporter: okay. google. why pay now? >> either they say 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, there has been an audit and governments want to get more tax out of companies like google >> reporter: the tax man gets the cash and google sovs it's pr problem. right? wrong. it is accusing anger between politicians who say it should be paying more. in france authorities are negotiating for google for their settlement and they may demand much, much more. this is an issue that be is not going away soon. -- that is not going away soon thousands of people have marched through poland to protest against government surveillance powers waving
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flags. they're demanding the law and justice party withdrew its surveillance law. the party which took party in november also plans to make changes to the judiciary and media resulting in an investigation from the european union. opposition parties in moldova say they expect tens of thousands of people to converge on the capital on sunday to demand new elections. many are angry at the appointment of a new governor who say is controlled by the country's richest. >> reporter: things have gone from bad to worse in moldova. joblessness, a weakening currency, fuel and food prices on the rise. nobody has anything good to say about the situation. >> translation: come to the villages and see how much we pay for pasta and sugar >> reporter: nobody we talk to has anything positive. >> translation: i pray to god
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for help. i don't trust anyone more. >> reporter: they are disillusioned and that is in part because this country has been suffering from political problems. there have been four prime ministers in the past 12 months. since october no government until this week. on wednesday angry crowds stormed parliament incensed by the appointment of a new prime minister. he standing on the right is a close ally of the man doing the talking. the opposition alludes to immediate elections. they queues him of stealing hundreds of millions of dollars from moldova's banks. >> translation: since independence we have suffered. now we're in the verge of having
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a criminal dictatorship. we have to oppose that. >> reporter: the new government has the backing of brussels and washington and says there will be no new elections. >> translation: we believe that only elections are not the solution for the country, but now we're in a difficult financial situation and we have to find urgent solutions. >> reporter: in the city center for months now are a hard-core of protesters. they're hoping tens of thousands of ordinary people are ready to join them regardless of their geopolitical persuasion do stay with us on the al jazeera news hour. still ahead. >> what are those parts of us, they are so deep that no storm can take them away it's all about the documentary at the sundance film
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festival why more and more people are flocking to see factual films. honor mother earth in bolivia. in sport, the most successful downhill skier in world cup history. her record attempt coming up.
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>> our american story is written everyday. it's not always pretty,
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but it's real... and we show you like no-one else can. this is our american story. this is america tonight. welcome back. u.s. secretary of state john kerry says he is confident that talks on syria will go ahead despite disagreement on who will represent the opposition. the tunisia's prime minister has immediately an urgent meeting to discuss protests. a travel ban this is place in new york. a huge amount of snow has paralysed the area the world economic forum has drawn to a close. they discussed issues such as
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global security, climate change and others, but one issue dominated the meeting. >> reporter: 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 the effects. we have seen them fall before but this time it is having a damaging impact. >> the system has had a knock on effect. i think you have a new economics on prices. the benefits to schoolers will boost through, but it is a source of problem. >> reporter: a country like norway knows that. it actually uses its oil money in a different way so that it is part of the budget, not the budget. >> we are a little bit more sound in our economy than a lot of other countries but we are not bringing the revenue for the
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southern fund. >> reporter: what is worth remembering is a low oil price isn't all bad news >> countries like india, china, europe, japan, this is definitely good news because their oil import bill is decreasing as a result of low prices. >> reporter: low oil price overall can benefit economies like brittain because it reduces costs, consumers are getting a boost. >> reporter: long-term however there still needs to be investment. power companies are looking beyond the current volatility. >> in 2014, about 13 trillion dollars needs to be invested to bring power to the people. >> reporter: what can we take away from all of this, because it seems there is something for everyone, whether high or low. it is diversification, making
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sure that an economy isn't so reliant on oil that it can't withstand a shock like this more now on the blizzard engulfing parts of the u.s. the director of the national snow and ice data center is joining us. thank you for joining us. how powerful could this storm get? >> well, this is certainly a very powerful one. i think washington has got hid really hard. there's still a lot to go. it will pull out to sea very fast. this is the big one of the year that we've had on the east coast and it is making up for a lot of lost ground does it look like it will surpass previous records in materials of snow fall? >> i think in some areas it will pass previous records of snoef fall. it all depends on exactly what the track is.
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50 kilometers even left or right really makes a big difference we know it's covering large parts of the country parcel-- paralysing the east coast. >> washington took a hit and now it is moving to the north and east. i think in some respects the worst is over because it is already pulling out to sea. along the seaboard they've got problems how bad could those problems get because we see the east coast pretty much at a standstill to see pictures of large cities like new york and dc, practically deserted. how long could that go on for. >> i think you're going to see effects of this for a couple of days. it will take a long time to dig
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out. generally some of these big is it cities are reasonably well prepared for this and, of course, the airlines have cancelled a lot of flights before it even started. it is interesting, though, in the past few years big storms so there say pattern developing. how worrying is that? >> people have talked about that a warm atmosphere it can hold more water vapour. that implies that you can get more precipitation. so we may be seeing some of those effects with this particular storm how is this going to play out in the coming years because the trends are these are more extreme and powerful.
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is there going to have to be investment in infrastructure to withstand conditions like this? >> we will have to wait and see what happens here. again, these cities generally are fairly well prepared for this, but these ones are causing problems now. one of the advantages we do have now is the ability to predict those storms, our weather prediction capabilities have improved greatly. we have more warning time that we used to have. it gives us more time to prepare and that, of course, is a very good thing thank you for joining us bolivia's president has delivered a state of the union address to mark his 10 years in office. it comes ahead of a vote next month on a referendum that could see him running for a fourth
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term. >> reporter: honor you'ring mother earth-- honoring mother earth. the symbols of power here when he became the first indigenous person. a decade later he is back to celebrate and thank the people. >> translation: i don't know how 10 years have gone by. ten years of changes. reflect, you have given us the stability that brought prosperity to the country. >> reporter: historians and supporters say he has been one of the best presidents this country has had. >> translation: >> translation: he did a lot for the country, and he should stay. >> reporter: that's what he wants. he changed the constitution once to allow for his re-election. now he has called a referendum
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in february to call for his ability to run for a fourth term. he has brought political and economic stability and social inclusion like no other president here ever before. his critics say that he has gained so much power that it is very dangerous for this democracy. around the country people are protesting against his plan and asking the people toll vote no to prevent him from running in 2019 for another five years. >> translation: the objective for him is to stay. he would not authorize anyone else to run and that is too much. >> reporter: critics say they don't believe in his promises. >> translation: he has said twice he wouldn't seek re-election and he hasn't kept his word. maybe after a fourth term he will ask for another reform and
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a fifth term and so on. >> reporter: on this anniversary in a six-hour address, he recounted his achievements from the economic growth to investments in education and poverty reduction. he said the country needs many continuity. groups voiced their approval. back here as the dawn broke, he and his cabinet members had been flanked by supporters for a special ceremony. they raised their palms to receive the magic of the first rays of the sun. tradition says it's the energy to go on the surge in internet streaming platforms has seen a renewed interest in the documentary genre and that is sparking interest in the sundance festival. rob reynolds is there for us and joins us live.
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is there a particular kind of sundance film that tends to be successful at the box office? >> reporter: it's marred to say. for years past it has ranged from successful films that come out ranging from horror movies like the blair witch project, which made a couple of hundred million dollars which cost only 20,000 or so to make and little miss sunshine, a dramatic comedy. it runs across the whole gamut. then there's documentaries, always an important part of sun dance. at this period if in time documentaries are getting all sorts of new ways of being seen on the internet, streaming services and so on. we decided to take a look at some documentaries and here is what we found. >> one of those parts of us so deep that no storm can take them
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away. >> reporter: how to let go of the world and love all the things climate can't change is one of dozens of documentaries premiering at the sundance film festival. six years spent on this project. >> when i say we have to let go of the world, i mean this world based on agreed and competition and in many cases violence. what we have to do and when we face climate change is base our society on things that are much more sustainable. >> reporter: the documentaries deal with challenging topics, including gun violence, race relations and abortion. >> i think documentaries are not only a form of entertainment, but they're a force for goodlife in a democracy because they make us ask important questions. >> reporter: the american war correspondent kidnapped and killed by i.s.i.l. in syria for 2014. director brian oaks was a close
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friend of his since their child hood >> he was not there to be the story. he was trying to tell these stories of the syrians. i wanted this film to help jim bring those stories back to the surface and show people what he was doing over there. >> reporter: sonita is the story of a teenage girl from afghanistan growing up as an illegal immigrant in iran. when director learned that the girl's family planned to sell her as a child bride. she stepped in. >> when her mum came to take her back to afghanistan, parliament of me was very excited and happy, but then my human side was, oh, i'm not going to see her any more and her life will be ruined. so i entered the movie myself. >> reporter: she now attends school in the u.s. and campaigns against child marriage >> the movie has changed my life and now i'm able to change the life of other girls. >> reporter: it is the good time
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to be a documentary film maker. television channels like hoement box office and internet streaming services like amazon and netflix are buying up documentaries and putting them in front of wider audience before >> with all these big new companies, it adds so many more options and doors to film makers. >> reporter: challenging themes and bigger audiences, part of the new golden age for documentary films. and as you can see it's starting to snow here. this is probably the busiest day of the entire festival. there are crowds in the streets. you can probably see them over my shoulder. lots of people here coming from all parts of the country to see some of the 120 feature films being shown here in park city, utah. we will have more reports on the
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sundance film festival later on in the week looking forward to it. thank you very much. enjoy it. south africa has one of the lowest levels of breastfeeding in the world, but now its government is trying to persuade new moms away from manufactured milk. >> reporter: every day this woman dough natures some of her breast milk to a child in south africa who needs the essential nutrients. she doesn't know who gets her excess milk, but she is happy it is for a good cause. she has more than enough to feed her 6 month old daughter >> i think it's a good feeling that you get. every time you fill up a bottle, you think it's going to a baby who needs it and it's going to help them grow and nurture them. it is very important. >> reporter: the donated milk is collected or dropped off at human milk bank across the
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countries. >> reporter: it is tested here for other deceases. it is pasteurised and fed to children who don't live with their mothers. >> reporter: there are more than 40 banks in the area. paediatricians and government experts are encouraging breastfeeding instead of formula milk which lacks nutrients and essential antibodies. >> it is about growing rates. only 7.4 of our mothers feed their children by breast milk. >> reporter: this mother's girl was born premature and is too sick and weak to leave hospital. she needs donations from the milk bank because she can't produce enough milk >> i feel grateful because if they were not there, i don't know how she would survive.
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so maybe i should buy milk from the shops, but it is not right for the babies. >> reporter: 34 new born babies out of 1000 die before their first birth in south africa. the milk bank could save more lives coming up in the sport in just a few minutes time, five players are tied for the lead at the abu dhabi golf championship. also. >> reporter: it's singapore art week. i'm on the island state. later on al jazeera i will be telling you why not every piece of art is a painting on a wall, but it has been displayed in all shapes and sizes across the city. city.
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welcome back. the island city state of singapore has transformed itself into a giant art gallery for the art week. artists around the world are being showcased.
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local artists are hoping to use the event to make their own international break through. >> reporter: you can't walk anywhere in singapore without bumping into a work of art. some recognizable, some not. the national gallery is the focal point for this year's singapore international art week. it used to be the supreme court of singapore and city hall. here the old meets the new. >> i think the building is beautiful and it is a very lovely space to be in. >> reporter: the merger of the two sites created a large area of art space and a new life-- adding new life to the chief justice's chambers has been one of the many challenges. there were many issues to be resolved by the project director and her teams >> these buildings were office buildings. they're not designed for an art gallery. the consideration that we had to look through were things like foundation, the column grid, the
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floor loading, bringing it up to method erp day terms and standards in terms of air conditioning and lighting and it cabling. >> reporter: the whole event is spread across the island. local artists are featured in some very unusual locations. inside these shipping containers visitors can see and meet singapore's emerging talent. this man is a fine arts graduate. his contemporary observations on society show how old and modern techniques can tell the same story. >> so from my work i really am not here to say what is right or wrong, but really to set a reminder for people to watch their mouth before they speak, to watch your action before they do anything. >> reporter: it's a start for him. he hopes to join british artists such as dame yent hurst and his
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cutting edge attribute to singapore. names such as his are raising the parole file of this festival-- profile of this festival. >> it is not possible to compare this with london and paris or new york, but it is the future. the world is moving towards asia. singapore will become more and more a center for contemporary art. >> reporter: there's something for everyone and there's definitely debate about what they like artistically and what they don't it's time for your sport now. >> reporter: thank you very much. we begin with football and liverpool stole a late win in one of the most exciting matches so far this season why the english premier league. nine goals were scored. the reds looked in big trouble
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as they jumped out to a three to one lead in the second half. liverpool scored three straight goals. one looked to have snatched the draw for the canaries, but in the 94th minute there was a score and finished five four for liverpool >> it would have been good for both teams. we need the last moment and got it back. a few days ago we lost a game we should have won against man united. so today a draw, well, it took a little bit, took something back. that's okay. we had good football. both teams had good moments. >> reporter: in other results leicester and stoke.
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the beguners can retake the lead on sunday. man city were held to a two two draw while man united were one nil thanks to charlie austin's goal. >> it was a poor performance, of course, because football is not only defending but also creating chances and we didn't create any chance. our opponent neither, i think. so it was a poor game for defense. >> reporter: in spain barcelona lead the premier league after extending their unbeaten run to 13 matches. they met malaga two to one.
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the other one was a two two draw, but they can still take the top spot when they play on sunday. plenty of big names have tumbled in the first week of the australian open, but not the man's second seed. andy murray is through to the fourth round after overcoming his opponent in four sets. he went down in the second set but won the next two. plea will play tomich in the next round. just a few hundred metres from where murray was playing his father-in-law collapsed in the arena. the 58-year-old is also the coach of ana ivanovic. he was treated by medics and is now in hospital. she went on to lose her match.
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warrinka has claimed his match. the 2014 champion needed less than two hours to close out the match in straight sets, six two, six three, seven six. wawrinka faces the third seed in the fourth round. women's world number 3 is the latest seed to fall at melbourne. the spaniard was knocked out in the third round. she lost in straight sets. england on 138 for two at the end of the second day of the fourth and final test against south africa. catches were dropped. not out on 129 from just
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128-balls. england lost a couple of early wickets but the captain instead eat the innings. they ended the day still 337 runs behind. lindsay vonn has become the most prolific win ining opponent. it's her 37th win surpassing the record of austrian great which had stood since 1980. players are tied after the incompleted third round at abu dhabi golf championship. world number 3 had an exciting finish to his second round with an eagle before joining the leaders later in the day. the world number one managed to
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complete his third one. despite some indifferent form. ism i'm struggling with my alignment on the greens and my wedges. i'm just got going those extra chances, but still seven under. some crazy round tomorrow, i might have a chance. if it all comes together tomorrow, who knows. >> reporter: finally, an increase in the lead in the monte carlo rally. the french man swapped the leader in slippery conditions with brittain's leader. mica pulled out with gearbox issues. that's it for me thank you very much. remember you can get the latest on everything we're covering on our website, all your latest news and sports right there, that's it for this news hour, but i will be back with you for a full bulletin of news after a
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