tv Weekend News Al Jazeera January 24, 2016 8:00am-9:01am EST
>> translation: rights say that this isn't the first time. dozens of civilians. at the request of the government. the planes have thrown an estimate 5700 missions. more than a thousand civilians have lost their lives in that time. moscow continues to insist that its campaign is directed at i.s.i.l. and other armed groups. it also has rejected claims that aircraft have hit civilians, that it uses planes to drop humanitarian aid to those living in besieged areas. >> translation: i think there's not a single army in the world that talks about its military
operations so fairly as the russians have and syria. it is an operation against international terrorism in this region. >> reporter: i.s.i.l. controls most of the province. has kept the areas there out of siege for the past year. this week it has been on the push in the area. bombardments are to counter that push by i.s.i.l. fighters, but the people here say it has all been at their expense the state media is reporting that more territory in latakia province has been retaken. an alliance of syrian rebel groups known as the syrian deputy democratics forces.
meanwhile indirect talks between the syrian regime and opposition have been planned for monday. john kerry says he is confident the talks will happen despite divisions. he has been meeting with all of the saudi arabia. they're trying to create a list of operations group. a report from london. >> reporter: these talks with always due to start on monday. i think it's pretty certain that's not going to happen. the best we can get, i think, on monday is a news conference with the u.n. envoy and the fact that he could there confirm that he has finally sent out the invitations. the controversial thing behind the scenes is who will make up the opposition and john kerry has been in riyadh meeting the counterparts. saudi arabia was drawing up a list of opposition, but moscow
had problems with that list. mr kerry has also been speaking by telephone to hills russian counterpart. it will be up to the opposition to decide whether to attend on the basis of the list that has been agreed by the international community. i know they will come under a great deal of pressure because they will be told if the syrian government is there and you're not, it is likely that you don't want peace. i'm told initially the discussions will be proximity talks. the opposition in one reason and the syrian in the other with the u.n. envoy shuffling between the two. i'm told initially they will be looking at possible ceasefires in syria and trying to alleviate the humanitarian situation and particularly those areas of syria under siege in yemen the u.n. is seeking unlimited access to taiz where
supplies are dwindling. >> reporter: u.n. says 200,000 civilians in taiz are living under what it calls a virtual state of siege. houthi rebels are blocking aid delivers into the-- deliveriys into the city and seeking those hurt to get get treatment else we're >> translation: i desperately need attention. i lost my legs and there is no treatment for me here. >> reporter: the city's hospitals are struggling to cope with demand. more than 90% have closed around those still open are short of staff, medicine and electricity. doctors say around 5,000 injured people need specialist treatment but their clinics that can't provide. they're warning that patients will end up with lifelong disabilities unless they receive the help they need.
>> translation: many of our patients are in need of urgent medical care abroad and haven't been able to travel. the siege has prevented help into the city to alleviate their pain. the u.n. says almost hassle of the kissed are civilians. restrictions on food and medical supplies, the u.s. government is calling all involved to xheens peace talks. >> a lot of the people need diesel they need just the basic necessitates to live, but-- necessities to live. children have not been able to go back to school and a lot are being recruited to join militias to go to war. >> reporter: this bakery is breaking wood to use to cook their bread. >> translation: to spare
residents additional costs we have returned to the use of wood >> reporter: after ten months of fighting, yemenis want the war to end. they fear until it does their situation will continue to deteriorate yemeni journalists have been protesting in taiz demanding the release of al jazeera journalist. his team and his team have been abducted. he was last seen in syria last monday. al jazeera is calling for their immediate release. plenty more on to come here. political limbo in haiti after a presidential run-off election is postponed indefinitely. plus milk iing program. an details of the tennis also
coming up in sport. more than 80 million people have been affected by a blizzard sweeping through the u.s. east coast bringing cities to a standstill. at least 19 people have died in storm-related incidents across several states. people were advised to stay home. the new york governor has declared a state of emergency. travel has been disrupted with thousands of flights cancelled and now a massive clean up operation is underway ahead of monday morning's commute. we have some very chilly correspondents this story. to our correspondent in washington dc. the clean-up has begun. you can see a few people out and about there. what's the situation there?
>> reporter: as you can see the sun is out. not a cloud in the sky and a welcome change from yesterday. the snow finally let up just a few hours ago. right now the big operation, as you say, is digging out. there are still some interstate thorough fares that are closed but they will slowly be opening up. 600 flights are expected to be cancelled tomorrow, but all told there were 11,000 flights in the u.s. cancelled as a result of the storm. all told aside electric the records being hit, like baltimore which had an all time record of 75 centimeters of snow, people came out pretty well out of the storm. >> reporter: from georgia to
massachusetts, motorists were warned to stay on the roads. in kentucky thousands of drivesers were stranded during the night. red cross set up a shelter nor those without heat in the vehicles >> if you run into a ditch, we will run into a ditch saving you. >> reporter: washington dc metro train service was shut down for only the third time in its history. further north the storm caused flooding on the atlantic coast >> there was significant water on the streets and ice that was floating up the streets. it had gone over the wall that was good enough from protect from a storm. >> reporter: officials ordered a
rare travel ban >> all vehicles that are not vehicles or emergency vehicles involved in direct urgent service need to be off the streets. the nypd will begin enforcing the travel ban at 2.30 today. that ban will remain in effect until further notice. >> reporter: about 150,000 households were without electricity in north hands south carolina. in washington the weather turned streets bare of traffic into a snow boarder's delight. at the national zoo a giant panda couldn't get enough of the snow. 15% of all commercial flights in the u.s., that's more than 7500 of them, has been cancelled. that means beginning sunday the airlines will have to start coping with a huge backlog of
passengerers. the airports in washington remain closed today. they do hope to have the metro system of trains running again on monday in washington dc. just to talk about the casualties, an update of the 19 dead of the latest report. one third of them were the result of either hypothermia or people shovelling in snow and they were overcome by cardiac arrest thanks very much. you get back inside the warmth there t over to our correspondent in new york. we heard the update in dc. what's the situation there in new york? >> reporter: a very good morning to you from a very cold new york
city. record snow fall almost here in the city. it is very cold and major perhaps transport disruptions here as well in new york city. we're at 33 and 7th avenue, the heart of midtown manhattan. just over my right shoulder is the famous maddison square garden. the roads here, a lot of people not on the roads right now. it's pretty much deserted. the travel ban that was in place was lifted about an hour ago. buses have started to resume operations again. they have been not working for over 15 hours. the subway system here in new york city also now starting to come back online. many of the stations above grounds were simply closed overnight as well. the big issue is, obviously, the airports, jfk and also newark in
neighboring new jersey. all remain closed. thousands of flights, over 7,000 to be exact, cancelled saturday into today. are those airports going to reopen? we're simply not sure yet. however, the mayor of new york city said most likely the flights will be cancelled at all three major regional airports here in new york as well. so a huge transport and transportation back up all through the north east of the united states. as well as new jersey, buses and trains have been shut down over 15 hours as well. they are still shut down there. so lots and lots of problems, including very dangerous flooding as well. no snow right now. that's the good news. as you can see, not a lot of people on the streets here in the heart of new york city as the big storm now turns into the
big dig out of the storm. sna new yorkers are known for their resilience. is this a city going to be back on its feet for the monday morning commute? >> reporter: yes. millions of people will be coming into new york city, coming back into work on monday morning. this is a resilient city. the city is working very hard at trying to get the city back on its feet again. yes. things should proceed as normal in new york city. the stock exchange planned to open as planned. there will be a lot of residual back ups. a lot of the airports still closed, getting those flights back online again, getting the subway systems back on line, but things are slowly coming back to normal here in new york city and i will wrap up by saying no snow plan for the rest of the week
thank you for that. sub-tropical hong kong is not immune to a cold snap. the government there has warned people not to go out in freezing conditions, but many still have in the hopes of seeing snow. >> reporter: in the run up to this extreme weather people here in hong kong have been getting to grips with new terminology, polar vor text which takes some saying here what is a semitropical climate. this cold weather phenomenon is a blast of cold air that has been blasted south across china reaching as far as the south china coast. normally here it doesn't get below 9 or 10 centigrade during the coldest days of winter, but this blast of air has made the temperature a few degrees above freezing. here it has been freezing. the authorities have put out extreme weather warnings telling people not to venture out. thousands of people have to
places, many of them seeing front of the for the very first time. what everybody wants to see, of course, is snow. it has only ever ever officially snowed here four times. the last time was 1975. people are hoping that this plaft of cold air mean that there will be a fifth snow flurry for hong kong people in south korea are feeling the freeze. a cold weather warning has been issued for the first time in five years. temperatures have fallen to minus 18 celsius in the capital. more weather now, looking at cuba, cold there. >> reporter: not much over plus 18. on the cold side, around 26 degrees. there has been a cold patch here. no ice or frost but certainly on the cold side.
this band of cloud here, that was the one which brought that snow into the eastern seaboard of the u.s. the same system with strong northerly winds behind. brought some big waves into the northern parts of cuba. we have seen some very lively weather as a result of that. temperatures have been struggling. getting up top 22 celsius in havana as we go on through sunday. here is our area of cloud and rain seeking further south. northerly winds coming in behind. the winds will switch around, but still struggling to get to 23 at this stage. up into the u.s. our system is making its way away from the eastern seaboard but over a metre of snow here there west virginia and 60 centimeters in new york. that is pulling away. bright skies coming in behind.
with the bright skies we are going to see struggling temperatures, barely up above freezing as we go through sunday. we might see further snow for tuesday thanks very much. thousands of people have begun protesting in. moldovan capital. they are demanding early elections of appointment of a prime minister who they claim is taking orders from business tie coons. >> reporter: the the cold weather hasn't stopped many thousands of people coming out into the city center here, groon and furious with their government who they accuse of corruption open an incredible scale. they're furious in the way that
this government has been handling the country's economic record. things have gone from bad to worse here. 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're paying for pasta and sugar >> reporter: nobody has anything positive to say about their politicians >> translation: i pray to god for help. i don't trust anyone any more. i've lost all faith >> reporter: on wednesday angry crowds stormed parliament incensed by the appointment of a new prime minister. he is standing on the right, and he is a close ally of the man doing the talking, the country's most powerful businessman turned politician. a loose grouping of parties pro of european and pro-russian want
immediate elections. they accuse the businessman of stealing hundreds of millions of dollars from the country's banks. >> reporter: we are on the verge of having a criminal dictatorship. we are owes posing that. >> reporter: the government has the backing of brussels and washington and said there will be no new elections. >> translation: we we believe elections is not in the best solution. >> reporter: camped in the city center for months now are a hard core of protesters from across the political spectrum. they're hoping tens of thousands of ordinary people are ready to join them regardless of their geopolitical persuasion. >> reporter: those numbers have materialized and those parties
on the stage are talking to the crowd right now and calling for unity. unity between the different political parties because there are different political persuasions and those political persuasions should not be discounted. on the one hand we've got socialists, pro-russian political parties and on the other pro-european forces. they are not actually registered for the voting. if there were going to be elections there's a good chance that the pro-russian element will do very well and that could have serious implications for the political direction going forward with the countries's future tunisian prime minister says the security situation is under control after a week of protests. he has pledged a greater effort to generate jobs for young people. unemployment is around 30% amongst younger age groups. the protests were triggered by
the death of a young man who was electrocuted when he climbed a transmission tower to protest after missing out on a government job. some people fed up by lack of opportunity are starting small business themselves. they believe this could be a way forwa forward. a report from beja. >> reporter: this is how this man starts his day. he collects milk from nearby farms and urges his workers to hurry up. after a relentless job hunt, this man, who graduated with a masters degree in management. abandoned hopes of working for a government-held company. but he recently received funding and training in entrepreneurship from an international aid agency. with just about enough to start
his business, he has become a cheese maker. >> translation: this is a dream come true. i was born in a family of farmers. this area is the top producers of milk in tunisia. one day i said to myself with milk i can start making cheese and if it works i will expand. >> reporter: his family is around to support him. this is the launch day. but as soon as work is finished, he joins those who helped him start his business. these are activists from the nearby city of beja. they were active during the 120 pro-democracy uprising. now they say they want to help build a new tunisia. >> translation: our goal is to be able to lead the country in the future. we have democracy and we want to see young people in the high areas of the government. that's why we are planning to organise ourselves for the next elections. >> reporter: they're all active in a local young leaders
council, ngos that are growing fast in tunisia and whose influence is spreading. >> translation: we are training young people to start their own businesses so that we develop poor areas. instead of waiting for the government to help us, we chose action. we are not going to sfend the rest of our lives waiting for promise. >> reporter: a long way lies ahead for these young activists, it but they remain determined to offer hope to those instruments traited by the lack of jobs. >> reporter: it is a declining state rev news and widening deficits. a frustrating reality of five years after so many risked their lives under the former regime lots more still to come here on al jazeera. handing in arms, how nigeria is banking on an amnesty as it
thousands of people down the east coast of the u.s. have been left stranded by a severe snow storm. after the blizzard passes a clean up operation can get underway. large crowds protesting in moldovan capital. they're demanding elections after the appointment of a prime minister who they claim is taking orders from business tycoons. a run off election in haiti scheduled for sunday has been put on hold. protests began after accusations of rawed after the first round in october. >> reporter: it was the threat of widespread violence that led to haiti's planned election being called off. this is now a nation in limbo. polling stations have been set ablaze across the country with many fearing the country is
heading towards a crisis. >> reporter: you think it's going to be a struggle? >> yes. but we will fight. >> reporter: this man was running for president. he is now part of a group of former candidates known as the g8 who have been calling for sweeping change amid accusations of fraud and voting irregularities. he says the country has challenges ahead. >> we made a step in the right direction but it is not the ends. we have a long way to go because this fight is more complicated than people think. >> reporter: leadership struggles aside, the people of haiti are growing increasingly impatient with the entire electoral process. this man told us he is rapidly losing hope for haiti. he tells us most here live in inhumane conditions. it is an upon widely held on the
streets here. other observers don't see an easy way out of haiti's political impasse. according to the constitution, the president has to be out of office by the beginning of february. the timeframe gives those in power little time to act decisively. >> translation: we have less than two weeks before february 7. there is no way to have another election before then. so it will be up to the parliament and the political parties to agree on a transitional government. >> reporter: elections have never been an easy thing here, but for the past decade this country has enjoyed relative political stability, but all that has slowly begun to unravel in the past few months. perhaps the most important thing for the future of this country is that its next leader has legitimacy. there is more at stake here than a small handover of power. haiti is still struggling to recover from a devastating
earthquake. poverty and unemployment are rampant. the leaders can't run what the people see as free and fair elections. this nation's 50 million people may ultimately pay the price speaking to jake johnson a research assistant. what is it right to postpone this run-off presidential election today? >> yes. certainly the right decision. when you look back the writing had been on the wall for days. there had been increasing calls from the chamber of commerce, religious leaders, human rights groups. so there really was little opportunity or choice but to cancel it. the question now is what comes next. by bringing it up to this point may be an inevitable decision a power transfer should take place by february 7. so what happens if that doesn't
happen? >> i think it's important to know that the president's term does under on february 7, but it doesn't mean that there's nothing that can be done after that. there are provisions in the constitution to deal with that. the likely situation is to be the prime minister coming out with what is currently available in parliament as well as the other political institutions there's so many protests. are both sides ready to come to the table to talk? >> yes. i think there are some differences of opinion amongst the opposition an protesters. that hasn't been enough to keep people off the street. they want more. they want the issue to go further. as you've mentioned, the opposition candidates have alleged fraud and they want to see a further investigation into what was the impact of that before moving forward with any election. i think that is one of the sticking points and seeing what comes next now
indeed. thanks very much for joining us there from washington dc. portugal is voting in elections. the winner could have make or break power over a fragile ruling alliance as the country tries to recover from an 84 billion dollar bail out. egyptian president has addressed the nation on sunday ahead of the five-year anniversary of mass contests that saw the overthrow of the former president. the president says the country is doing all it can on to get the country back on its feet >> translation: we're moving ahead on all fronts, domestic and international. we're developing public utilitys, addressing electricity issues and we're doing all that we can to fight terrorism and establish security and order
the anniversary is being marked as a national holiday throughout the holiday. >> reporter: the army is on the streets. there's a stepped up security presence ahead of the fifth anniversary of their revolution. more activists have been jailed. thousands of homes have been searched. officials say the crackdown is being cracked down in the name of security. some say it is a campaign to silence the opposition >> five years after egypt's up rising has given way to total oppression. the activists that we have seen ooefr the last few days and weeks are warning shots. >> reporter: it has been five years since weeks of protests unseated the president who kept an iron grip on power for three decades. this was the mood when the president announced he was stepping down.
the years that followed brought little change. soon the space that happened in the epicentre of revoelt was no longer a place where people came together and celebrated. the square became a place where opposing sides raised their grievanceances. at first the chance called for the downfall of the man who had taken over. activists accused the field marshall, a military man, of having hijacked the revolution of having failed to bring about democratic rule. eventually power was transferred to civilian authorities. elections were held. this man became the first elected head of state bes and it didn't take long for proceedesters to-- protesters to return to the streets. calls for him to step down.
the military stepped in. it arrested many muslim brotherhood leaders. an interim president was installed. the military coup didn't bring about peace. those who had defended what they believed was a genuine government were expressed. those backing military action gathered on the third anniversary for the president to run. he saved the nation. his opponents queues him of authoritarian rule >> you have counter forces who have tried to hijack the revolution. you have major major idea lodge kalg issues in society. you have a divide. >> reporter: hundreds have been killed, thousands including journalists locked up. the authorities say they are committed to democracy. their opponents believe otherwise.
for them mubarak's state is back eight egyptians involved in the botched repair of the burial mask have been charged with negligence. the beer was knocked off in 2014 and then reattached with glue. it went back on display in cairo last month protesters from nepal's minority have rejected the revived constitution which was to end months of unrest. demonstrators have blocked areas causing shortages of fuel and other supplies. they're seeking more reputation in government and they say the latest constitutional amendments don't go far enough. the french president has played down the chance of india finalizing a deal to buy fighters jets in france. he is expected to announce a number of joint projects.
he said more negotiations were needed on will deal to sell 36 fighters jets to the indian government. weapons amnesty has been set up but some say it is not enough. it is in benue where hundreds of people have been left dead in protests. >> reporter: hundreds of illegally owned rifles, ingredient aids and home-made bomb is surrendered to the police. fighting started here during last year's election. on and off tribal and ethnic tensions over landownership have flagd the state for years. hundreds have been killed. the husband and son of this woman was shot and killed in separate politically motivated
attacks. >> translation: when high husband was murdered i was in the bedroom. i heard boom boom twice. the shots continued for a while. when it went quiet i went out screaming. >> reporter: she says the amnesty has grateful improved surety. security. this man has handed over 84 rifles. >> translation: violence h i ws presenting my people and now i'm protecting all people. >> reporter: many victims are worried that criminals are not being punished and will re-offend. many of the communities affected by crime and violence in this state say the government needs to do more than the amnesty program. they say they need help dealing with the impact of crime. >> this amnesty program doesn't work. they should jail so they show
remorse. you can't bring that through amnesty. >> reporter: state leaders defend the amnesty. >> the security council is there. the people are working together. we are finding how we can make life more meaningful and better for our people >> reporter: the state government says the amnesty has reduced crime here by 70%. training and education programs will be provided for anyone who is given a pardon. victims of crime say the priority should be given them compensation so they can rebuild their lives president xi jinping is one of the first world leaders to visit iran since the lifting of international sanctions. china signed agreements with iran to boost trade to 6 on 00 billion dollars. his tour also stopped in saudi
arabia and egypt. it is a delicate balance to boost ties with regional rivals. >> reporter: it is the first visit by a chinese president for 14 years. iran is happy to roll out the red carpet. >> translation: today we negotiated over the preparation of a 25-year comprehensive document on the strategic ties between the two companies as well as establishing bilateral relations for 600 billion dollars in the next 10 years. >> reporter: they have agreed to work together on regional security issues, including those in iraq, syria and yemen. those are the three countries that iron's views are in conflict with others in the region. president xi jinping's visit took on both sides of the divide. he signed agreements on economic issues and some on strengthening security. >> translation: the saudi
kingdom of china are aiming for enhancing security and stability in the world. we appreciate the efforts in this regard. the challenges that are facing the world, particularly of that of terrorism, require the community to stress nonintervention in the internal affairs of countries. >> reporter: china says its foreign policy is based on that principle of nonintervention. critics would like china to be more proactive. as a conflict heated up in yemen last year, the chinese president forced a planned trip to saudi arabia and egypt. he sent war chips to rescue hundreds of chinese foreign officials from yemen. the policy doesn't stop it from selling military hardware and expertise in the middle east. >> translation: i would like to express egypt's appreciation of this achievement with china t
has been completed in record time for the development of economic and military cooperation it has reached unprecedented heights. >> reporter: ex-panning of economic ties remains at the core of china's policy. that includes the energy sector. to achieve economic goals in the region, china is walking a tight right between rivals but has similar promises to all sides two volcanos in mexico have rumbled into life. officials say it erupted 12 times on 12 hours on saturday. rupgss were also seen-- eruptions were also seen west still ahead all the sport and we will be telling you what happened when a policeman called for back up for a street basketball game. there's details coming up.
thank you very much. defending champion says he suffered a brain freeze in his fourth rounds match at the australian open. the serb who is chasing a sixth title in melbourne needed five sets to get past the french man. >> reporter: jok-- novak djokovic appeared to meet his made. he made 100 unforced errors,
taken all the way to five sets by the french man. the five-time champion persevered through four hours and 32 minutes. >> the last point counts but he was of - the performance itself i haven't done well at all. >> reporter: no such problems for serena williams. she is three short of the record held by margaret court. as the legend watched the world number one from the stands, she took a step closer to slam no.22. williams was rarely troubled in her straight sets victory over the russian as she booked her place in finals in just 45 minutes giving her the rest of the day to herself. perhaps not quite what she planned. >> i have been spending a lot of
time worrying about myself, this trip. it has been kind of sad. kind of boring. >> reporter: what have you learned about yourself that you didn't know two weeks ago? >> i think i hate being by myself. >> reporter: at least she will be reunited with her old foe in the last eight. her route to the finals was in sharp contrast to williams. her 21 aces help clinch of victory. she sealed it with a successful challenge on a baseline call. hewitt's long career came to an end when he was knocked out of the double tournament. it came to a halt when his partners's mother fell down in
the stand another winner on sunday is the four time champion and third seed roger federer. he beat goffin in straight sets. to football, arsenal can go back to the top of the english premier league on sunday. they take on chelsea. swansea has taken a lead against everytonne. the big game is where a win for arsenal pull put them ahead of leiceste leicester. >> could be a tense game which is what you get in premier league, but i think because of the quality of the players on the pitch, because of what is at stake it will be a very intense
mat match. >> reporter: two games in the nhl and mba postponed this weekend. luckily the games to decide which teams will contest super bowel 50 are almost certain to go ahead this sunday. first up is the afc championship clash between these two teams. more on that in a moment. after that we have the game between the cardinals and the panthers. they have lost once in the season. temperatures expected to be around 3 degrees for that game. they have been practicing in the snow ahead of the cardinals visit. despite the cold weather they're the favorites. they're the 7th team to rin at
least 15 seasonal games. the afc title game pit two of the great quarter backs of the modern era against each other as the reigning team take on peyton manning. the last time the pair will face up to each other. both have impressive records. looking at how the two records stack up. brady is 38 years old, seven months younger than manning. he had four and manning had 1. manning has throw 539 career touch dones, over a hundred more than brady. but head to head brady won 11 of their 16 meetings. manning leads two games to one. let's hear from his great rival
first. >> i think the plans of 17 times is pretty cool. someone as great as him to play against. you have to play 60 minutes. you're going to be in for a tough game >> there has been a lot of different players that have played in all of those 16 games. but as the quarter back, it has been a great honor and privilege to have communitied against him that many times over the course in the past, you know, 16/17 years we have been in the league together >> reporter: to the nba. a three pointer with less than a second remaining was a dramatic win on saturday. they went off the back of a six game losing street. they led by nine pints at half-time but 14 points at the start of the fourth quarter. atlanta came back. in two pointer tied things for the hawks at 93 each with less
than a second remaining, but then have a look at this from arty goodwin a three pointer and wins the game. quite remarkable. the n.f.l. team takes on the pantdzers on sunday. moving to cricket now. south africa are taking control of the fourth test against england after the fast bowler blew away the tourists on day 3. the 20-year-old took three for none in just 12 balls before lunch to having six wickets taken. they have 318 for 8 in their first innings. that's in reply to 475 for all out for india. a two shot lead into the final round of the challenge in california. the american won the pda championship back in 2013.
he had 64 on saturday. that means he is 23 under par overall and he leads some big names, including this fellow, the five time major winner is tied to fifth place. eight shots off the back. australiangerrans took a lead and he maintained that advantage as ewan won nine seconds against ports in the overall standings. when a group of teenagers playing basketball on a florida street were met by a policeman when called for back up didn't expect this. the back up came in the rather sizeable form of oneal. he is making a surprise stop after watching a viral video.
the video of this visit. that's it for now thanks very much. the sundance film invest fall is often-- festival is often associated with the quirky side but there is a darker and scarier show. rob reynolds reports. >> reporter: midnight is when the horror begins here, horror movies that is. this could be a cult classic and we want to be here first. these people lined up late at night to see the film the greasy strangler. >> it is a mixture of sweetness, tenderness and some quite sort of deoperatived weirdness-- depraved weirdness. >> reporter: another, 31, about people kidnapped. >> five are taken hostage to this remote location and play a
game of 31. it is a fight to the death against this endless stream of maniacs. >> reporter: this is a film about a young mother slowly going mad during the iran/iraq war. she thinks there's an evil spirit in her apartment. >> reporter: every culture around the world has their own culture of horror. people are fascinated with stories that terrify them. >> reporter: horror movies are as oold as film itself. throughout the decades, an assortment of monsters have been stars of the genre. >> reporter: besides frightening generations of movie goers, the genre is a real money maker. >> these are always a guaranteed
profit. >> reporter: the blair witch project went on to become the highest grossing independent film of all time. even for many serious cinema pl goes there's nothing better than being scared. >> coming out of the last two years of what we've seen in the news, everything from mass shootings to police brutality these feed the imagination of film makers. >> reporter: midnight after midnight the sundance horror features creep on with film makers hoping the people celebrate their work with a
at least 47 people are recordedly killed in russian air strikes-- reportedly killed in russian air strikes. hello there. also ahead, traps slow progress for iraqi troops trying to clear the last pockets of i.s.i.l. fighters in ramadi. digging out the clean up begins in the eastern parts of the u.s. after a major blizzard sweets through. plus. ep