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announcer: this is al jazeera. hello, welcome to the newshour, i'm nick clark in doha. in the next 60 minutes, as leaders meet to end the war in syria, a series of bombings overshadows talks. >> another country raises the zika problem, el salvador asks women to defer pregnancy.
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>> i'm in iowa john kerry on his way -- john terry on his way out of chelsea, he is leaving after not being offered a new contract so, then, two days after negotiators started arriving in geneva for talks to end it war in syria, there's confusion over whom is talking to whom and what can be achieved. u.n. special envoy demist earia has had talks. the group is threatening to lead. they want aid sent into towns, an end to the bombing and prisoners released. syria's u.n. ambassador accused the national council of not being serious about the negotiations. inside syria, the violence conditions.
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idol's say it was responsible for a bomb attack. more on that in a moment. latest on the diplomacy in geneva arriving for his first meeting with the syrian opposition, trying to persuade them to enjoy negotiation, the u.n. special envoy. >> reporter: what are you hoping to hear from the opposition. >> i will see them and then i will tell you. >> reporter: thank you, sir. >> while he was meeting a delegation of opposition representatives, their spokesman asked reporters why it was important all the provisions of the security council resolution that set up the talks process be now implemented. >> it's important for us to see that food goes to our children who are starved to death. to see syrian families, syrian women are safe sitting in there homes and their houses, away from the sights of the russians.
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>> when mr de mistura emerged at the end of his meeting with the opposition, he gave few details, other than saying he remained optimistic. >> are you optimistic? >> yes, and determined. >> a good meeting. >> yes. >> do you think you can deal with the concerns. there are certain things they want, do you think you can deal with those. >> we must deal with the concerns of the syrian people. >> reporter: can you deliver? >> we must first address that, thank you. >> reporter: the syrian government delegation that arrived on friday made its first statements to the media. chief negotiator claimed the opposition were amateurs, not professionals, and he said he had not been given a list of their delegation members. >> we have not yet started. we don't know yet who would be sitting with us on the other side. neither of us, nor the special envoy are aware of the names of the composition of the other
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delegations with whom we have this dialogue. >> reporter: one of the reasons he does not have a final list is because names are still added to the opposition team. two of the most prominent figures in the opposition. mohammed, a chief negotiator, on his way to geneva from saudi arabia, and i'm told on monday, to expect the arrival of riyadh, the head of the high negotiating committee, an indication that the opposition is getting close to making a final decision. a member of the high negotiating committee has spoken to al jazeera and explained why the opposition decided to come to geneva. >> over the last weeks we have not seen improvement of the humanitarian situation. what we know today, and this is where the progress is, is the international partners have all
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agreed that our demands on humanitarian issues are perfectly legitimate, that they are an implementation of the resolution of the security council. and that these clause, articles in the resolution are to be implemented before negotiations. >> the syrian government said today that you are coming up with preconditions, which is how he describes it. >> no one in the international community says she is are preconditions, no de-mistura or the united states, not the european countries or ban ki-moon. the regime can say what it likes. everyone recognises that these are rights of the syrian people, and basic international humanitarian law while negotiations to end the war get off to a difficult start, there has been a series of blasts and damascuses. 60 were killed. paul brennan has more.
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>> the triple blast ripped apart nearby vehicles, shattered adjacent buildings and killed scores of people in the immediate vicinity. the main target appears to have been a bus carrying militiamen. >> the district is home to the holiest sight. militiamen and syrian army soldiers operate roadblocks around the shrine. the lebanese group, hezbollah, and other iraqi and iranian militias have a strong presence there. many visit the shrine before heading into front line combat. >> i say mercy for the martyrs, and a quick recovery for the injured, and i'd like to say the messages drenched in blood will not stop us, but make us resistant and determined. >> syrian state news agencies quoting a source said is car
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bomb had detonated near a public transport garage, and the two suicide bombers blew themselves up nearby as people were rescued. >> the explosions happened as delegates began meeting in geneva, for the first u.n. peace talks in two years. the head of the syrian government delegation claimed it showed a link between the opposition and terrorism. i.s.i.l. claimed responsibility for the bombing let's speak to joshua, director of center for middle east studies, in oklahoma. he joins us from there now. the latest bombing showing how important it is for a resolution to the talks. it will be a long time coming, isn't it? >> it is, indeed. the - many of the people who are going to the talks are going because their sponsors insisted they go. for the rebels, that's largely saudi arabia, and the united states, and for the bashar al-assad regime, it's russia.
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they, in a sense have been dragged here by the scruff of the necks. i think both sides are looking for their sponsors to up the ante. the rebels are looking for more arms, and better arms in which to counter the russian air force, which changed the balance of power, and the bashar al-assad regime is looking for continued support in pushing back against the opposition. >> right, on that basis we are - it sounds like you think we are a million miles away from the concept of a ceasefire. i fear so. the trouble is, is the opposition is very fragmented. the regime is confident. ever since the russians jumped into the war over three months ago now, the balance of powers change dramatically, the regime, which was losing territory is it gaining territory, and it has a long list of things it wants to reconquer.
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it's hard to see where the regime is going to stop. all the delegates, the opposition delegates that are going to geneva, representatives civilian exiled groups. none representatives militias on the ground in syria. so in a sense, it's - all they can do is ask for a ceasefire, the regime to stop bombing for more food, but they can't give anything on the ground. and this is going to only heighten the regime's organs towards them, and dismissive attitude. >> we do seem to have some kind of talks going on. certainly not in the same room, there's proximity talks going on, are there? >> there are, indeed. and, you know, there are several different groups that have come to geneva representing the opposition. there is the riyadh opposition, and this is the main group that came together a little over a month ago, having been organized
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by the saudi arabians, and the whole group is not going. originally that included fighters. now it's civilian elite that is coming to geneva. but there's a civil society and women's group put together, and there's another group that represents more leftist opposition members, softer opposition members, that are going to meet as well. there could be as many as four rooms full of people. including the syrian government, and three opposition groups. it's not clear right now how the structure of the meetings is going to take place. >> very early days, as you say. thank you. joshua landers talking to us there. >> it's a pleasure at least 10,000 unaccompanied child refugees, many fleeing the war in syria are said to have disappeared. it's feared some may have fallen
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into sex trafficking rings. the law enforcement agency said thousands of minors vanished after registering with local government. 5,000 have gone missing alone. it's a relief that the process of tracking children down is starting. >> the fact that they are paying attention to minors, it's up to 10,000, and some could have fall in cm hands. we don't know what the real situation is. we know a large number coming across from afghanistan, iraq and syria are minors. sometimes they are with parents, sometimes they are on their own. they are moving in great numbers into europe saudi-led coalition fighting rebels will investigate the
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deaths of civilians, and will appoint a committee to look at how they improve targetting abilities, coming days after the ambassador for the u.n. spoke to al jazeera and defended the accuracy. he being the houthi rebels, blamed for carrying out indiscriminate attacks. >> fears of the zika virus is overshadowing the olympics in brazil. some raise concerns that the games could fuel the spread of the disease. the international olympic committee says the games will go ahead. >> translation: all measures are taken to have a safe environment for all people coming from abroad. inside brazil, and the citizens of rio. measures are being taken, and this will be solved. we'll have a safe environment for the games here in august. >> well, the number of people
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infected by the zika virus reached 6,000 in el salvador. now the government is asking people to avoid getting pregnant in 2018. the world health organization says 4 million could be affected. >> reporter: soon to be moth ers in a hospital in el salvador, worrying about the same thing - the zika virus. it's spreading fast here, transmitted by mosquitos. scientists think if the mother is infected, it could cause brain damage to the unborn child. the link is yet to be proved and the el salvador government took the step to warn women not to get pregnant for at least of the next year. that is too late for this woman, who is suffering from fever and rash coming with zika. eight months into the pregnancy the risk is lower. she is still sick with worry.
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>> i wouldn't have got pregnant, i would have waited for the outbreak to have finished. >> reporter: the vice minister of health says it's the tip of the iceberg. they are getting ready for the brain damaged children that could be born in around 7 months time. >> we started to discuss this to look at the special resources the system needs to give support to the children, looking at other countries that have the problem, to strengthen our institutions. >> reporter: the emphasis is on contraception, but one option the women in this extremely catholic country don't have is terminating pregnancy, even if the foetus is brain damaged. this congressman believes el salvador's no tolerance abortion laws need to be discussed in light of the zika threat. >> translation: it's a debate we
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should take more seriously without the subjectivity of the myths that can be generated in our country. to open up the defensive life. to babies, mother, to families, and mothers, and damage that can be generated in society. the government is concentrating on the root cause, the mosquitos carrying the virus. authorities have fumigated houses in the capital. there's 6,000 cases in el salvador. the biggest worry is not now, but what the future may bring we can speak to john holman, live in el salvador. people that you highlight in your report are naturally worried about the unborn babies. understand you have some good news. >> yes, we heard from the lady featured in the report, who is heavily pregnant and has given
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birth to a healthy son. good news there. but, of course, she was 8 months pregnant. more than eight months pregnant. and the women that could be most at risk are a lot earlier in their pregnancy, and that is what the government is worried about, and that's why it advised women at least for a year not to get pregnant. i'm joined by kathy bucca, who works with a pregnancy group. the advice from the government, is that realistic here? >> a lot of feminist organizations believe it's not realistic. it may not be a bad idea to avoid getting pregnant. but the opportunities for women to do that are limited because of the lack of access to contraceptives, although they are legal, they are hard to come by. a third of preg nans nice occur among women and girls, aged
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10-19. these are things that make it difficult to - for that recognition to be realistic. and looking forwards, we don't know at the moment that there's a link between the zika virus, and is this terrible condition in which babies are born with abnormally small heads and brains. if it came to pass in the next few months, what would be the situation in el salvador, for the women that would have the children. >> there's a continuum, but for a family, a mother, a single woman with a child with a disability, there's almost no resources from the government in terms of support for a family and a single mother who has a child with severe disability as we mentioned in the report, abortion is not an option on the table for women that could have foetuses with those disabilities at the moment. >> that's correct. abortion is 100% illegal in el salvador under all
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circumstances. >> we are looking at a situation here in el salvador, with officials, and we talked to the former - sorry, the current vice minister for health here, and he said that his department is already looking at the possibilities to try to take care of children that could possibly be born with that terrible condition of abnormally small head and break-in in the future. there's 6,000 cases here in el salvador, but authorities looking for the future on what that might bring to the country. >> john holman reporting there. thank you still ahead. 86 are killed in a series of attacks in north-east nigeria. plus, transition to democracy. hundreds of newcomers prepare to take their seats in myanmar's parliament. and it is six of the best for novak djokovic - the world number one has been crowned the australian open champion again. farah will be here with that story a little later
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republicans and departments are looking for the u.s. presidential nomination. kimberley kimberley halkett is in demoyne, as they reach the final stages, what are the candidates saying in their final pitches? >> nick, there's one consistent message, and that is turn out, turn out, turn out. you are hearing a similar refrain from all of the candidates. the republicans and democrats, where they are realising and recognising that it comes down to one night and how many people will come out and show support. after months of campaigning. as a result, in is one thing that is particularly of concern to bernie sanders. hillary clinton's main democratic rival. he has a lot of young people that are supporting him, and
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coming out and showing support of him. they can be fickle. especially when it comes to the weather, and there is a forecast of a potential snow fall on the night of the caucus, he is urging supporters to show the pollsters that young people will come out regardless of the weather. hillary clinton had a commanding lead in the state, and in a statistical dead heat for bernie sanders, and recognising and telling supporters every vote counts. >> we are hearing the same from republicans, the main republican in the lead here in iowa, donald trump, but his larger than life some time. almost taunting them saying you're not afraid of snow. at the same time we are hearing a similar but subdued message from senator ted cruz and marco rubio, making sure that supporters come out. >> the stakes are too high to get this wrong. the common sentiment that you hear from people is they are
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frustrated with washington, politicians, they say one thing, and do another. we can't get burnt again. >> we want to get as many votes as we can, we feel positive what it can lead to. we knew we were an underdog in iowa, others have more people on the ground, they spend more money. we'll have a good night. >> the race is tight, isn't it, all around. i guess the candidates will say they are feeling confident. i wonder what the reality is. >> the reality is that the attacks against each other are getting nasty. i mentioned the dead heat against hillary clinton and her rivals. we mentioned an attack where she pointed to the senator saying he's on the wrong side of two big key democratic issues - gun control and women's reproductive rights, something he pushed back
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on. not surprisingly from donald trump, nasty attacks against his rivals. cruz and marco rubio. he restarted to name calling, calling ted cruz a liar, saying no one liked him. we are seeing the same sort of accusations between marco rubio and cruz, who are accusing one another of being liars when it comes to what they are saying to voters. politicians, after months of campaigning in iowa, knowing they are down to the final 24 hours are feeling desperate. >> it is nearly upon us, finally, thank you very much. speak to you later at least 86 people, including chin have been killed during attacks, blamed on the armed group boko haram in north-east nigeria. the attacks took place on saturday night 5km from this city of maiduguri. we have this report.
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>> reporter: boko haram fighters targeted a village each of the maiduguri. >> reporter: security sources tell al jazeera that security passed through a village while the attack took place. reaching there they opened fire, and burnt a lot of women and children in the process, burning houses. three female suicide bombers were deploiffed as people ran to safety. that caused most of the damage. the military confirms yes, it happened and they came in two cars and motorcycle. more than 2 million have been displace the. we have this update.
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>> reporter: security sources tell al jazeera that security passed through a village while the attack took place. the military say they have boko haram on the back foot. yes, they have recaptured a lot of territory from boko haram. what they say is cleaning up provisions in areas where they are suspected of hiding. what the region is dealing with is a group that is so, so deep into use of isometrical warfare in targetting victims, we haven't seen large scale matters, but we see how boko haram resulted to the use of suicide bombers to target soft targets like the market and other places of worship. that is one of the most difficult things authorities in the region will have to deal with african leaders decided against sending 5,000 peacekeeping soldiers to
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burundi. the president previously warned he'd consider any such deployment as invasion. catherine wambua-soi has the latest from the area. >> reporter: a plan to deploy troops to burundi was the biggest matter to come out. leaders decided to push for a political solution. >> the heads of state expressed satisfaction at mediation efforts by the president in uganda, who will continue with the dialogue, which we want to be an inclusive dialogue. >> this follows days of discussion on what to do with the violence in burundi, which killed more than 400 people. it was triggered by president pierre nkurunziza's decision to seek and win a third term. previous attempts at such political dialogue have not been successful. the foreign first minister said the government is committed, but will not negotiate with coup
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plotters and criminals. >> how do you ask a member state, which agreed to those instruments, to move away and. >> a high level delegation will be sent to burundi, and too to have authorities accept the deployment of troops. some are critical of the failure to deploy peacekeepers. a lot hinges on leaders. 54 leaders, a lot have issues around their own leadership and power. they would not want to see a decision putting them in a bind as well. >> reporter: water from burundi, african state compelled leaders to form a deadline as soon as
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possible. new estimation has been in conflict for three years, over a dispute between the president and his former vice president. and made a resolution to increase support for troops in somali, and deal with increasing threat of attacks with better strategy. the end of another african union summit. the theme this year is human rights, with a focus on women's rights. some have been accused of violating the people's rights. the question is whether there'll be enough political will to advance that and start making changes united nations appealed for emergency funding to help iraq respond to a growing humanitarian crisis. the u.n. humanitarian coordinator says 8.3 million has been needed. an estimated 3.3 million iraqis have been displaced by fighting between
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the iraqi armed forces and i.s.i.l. that could rise to 12-13 million by the end of the year. imran khan has more from the capital baghdad. >> reporter: with the fall in oil price, the u.n. is facing a shortfall in funding. they want to raise $861 million. the iraqi government says they need $1.256. they have 43%, and rely on the u.n. to raise the rest. the u.n. says they don't have the money, they need to ask international donors to give them money, there has been concern from the u.n. and the iraqi government that the international community does not have the money. look at what is going on in europe, with the refugee crisis, a lot of europeans needing the money back home. there's a funding short fall in iraq and syria. a lot of programs are being funded.
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the u.n. said we need 900 million to help iraq, it's - that money is not there yet, it needs to be raised, and we have not seen the fall of fallujah, sparking another crisis, and iraq's second-largest city of mosul is under occupation by i.s.i.l., we'll be seeing a liberation of that city, or an operation against that city, some point this year, according to iraqi forces, sparking another humanitarian crisis, and the u.n. will have to re-assess figures, as will the government. >> the saudi-led coalition says it will investigate the deaths of civilians killed in air strikes in yemen, and regreats . >> stephanie dekker has more from west jerusalem.
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>> reporter: this is the second time that a palestinian authority security officer opens fire on israeli soldiers when it comes to the latest wave in violence. let me read what was pasted on the facebook page before he carried out the attack. he said - unfortunately i don't see anything worth looking for as long as the occupation remains, muzzling our breath, killing brothers and sisters. this is of huge support. there's close security coordination when it comes to israel and the palestinian and a security services. this is something difficult to deal with and understand, even at the time of the last one, december the third, there's a lot of reports in israel how concerned the government was that this could happen again. we have seen it happen again. it's an individual action, it highlights extreme frustration. if you look at the words that were posted on the facebook page, that the impact israel's occupation is having, not just on ordinary palestinians, but those there to help israel buy and contain situations and keep
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the security at peace in the west bank, it is a cause of a lot of frustration for ordinary palestinians. a complicated nuance situation, but one that is a concern to israel and the palestinian authority coming up how muslim women in senegal are trying to convince their country. plus... >> i'm in ol um bia, to the latest edition of the hay festival, which promises to tackle economic inequality. >> in sport, bad weather has a match put on fold. farah will be hear with that. coming up.
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>> a heart wrenching journey, from revenge and despair, to hope and forgiveness. >> let us pray. one man's search for redemption, through ebola's devastation. >> this is one of the most important sites in this century. >> proudest moment of my life. hello again, welcome back. let's check out the headlines. two days after negotiators started arriving for talks to end the war in syria, there's confusion over who is talking to
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whom. events in geneva was overshadowed by a series of blasts in damascus on saturday, killing 60 people. >> up to 6,000 cases of zika virus reported. el salvador's government asked women to defer pregnancy for at least a year. >> in iowa, voters deferred votes. democratic and republican rallies have been held in a last ditch effort. >> bill schneiders joining us from los angeles, with more on the upcoming vote. this is the first litmus test of where we are at with the presidential - potential presidential candidates. how do you think we are set? >> well, we are going to see whether donald trump and bernie sanders, who have done well in the approximatelies. whether it translates into real
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votes. we don't know. the organization on the ground is not as strong as that as clinton on the democratic side or cruz on the republican side. >> i understand that there is a new poll out so what do you make of that? >> a close race is what it shows. it's a usually reliable poll that came out on saturday. what the poll shows is that hillary clinton has a narrow lead over bernie sanders, in the democratic race, and donald trump a little wider. those polls are not usually very reliable in a caucus situation, because the caucus is a meeting, it's public voting. you have to show up, and spend an hour or two in front of friends and neighbours and declare who you are supporting. a lot of voters don't want to bother with that. we don't know what the turn out will be.
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with donald trump, should he win, what is that likely to do for his momentum as the campaign goes on? >> it will give him momentum. he, himself was surprised to be doing so well in a state nominated by hard core partisans. if donald trump is the front runner in the race, there'll be a lot of action to find a candidate to oppose him, and the other supporters may rally around an alternative to donald trump, who will be the stop-trump candidate. >> you have been writing about how this presidential campaign is being driven by two people who are not on candidate lists. who are they, what do they mean? >> one of them is president obama, who is not on a pallet. he can't run again. there's a seething hatred among conservatives and republicans. that is pushing two
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anti-establishmentses and anti-president obama candidates. that is it cruz and donald trump. on the democratic side, bill clinton is not a candidate. he is campaigning for his life. a lot of liberals in the democratic party feel that clinton in a way was too conciliatory. making too many compromise, and don't agree with policies like regrievous bodily harm. -- like previously. i think the fall out for hillary clinton, it's a reason she has to struggle in a place like iowa. always good to talk to you. come more coming up in the coming hours. members for the national league for democracy are to take a seat in power. it is a transfer of power to a
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democratically elected government. they won the election ending decades of military rule. rob mcbride reports from myanmar's capital. the early morning routine of the capital does not betray it. there's history in the making. this is one of those making it. she is one of those lected and they are about to take up their seeds. >> translation: myanmar has been waiting for this day for so long. the military has great power, it has control over the military. despite their overwhelming majority, the n.l.d. mps have to
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cooperate with the military to rule effectively, and they know the ultimate prize for that cooperation could be a change in the constitution, allowing the leader finally to become president. >> historic days. >> reporter: aung san suy kyi is stopped from becoming president by a cause in the constitution disqualifying the personality of a foreign national. her two sons hold british passports. there's speculation the military may withdraw its objection in the spirit of reconciliation. >> translation: whether you are in parliament or outside of it, we can all work together for the benefit of the people and the country. >> reporter: at this event for the outgoing m.p.s of the military backed government and the civilian successors, there was reconciliation in abundance. >> translation: our time is up. we leave for the new people to
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come in. >> reporter: and then from one of the former generals, a serenade. krooning to the most influential politician in myanmar, and possibly its president in waiting. whose dreams may yet come true three people have been arrested in tanzania after poachers shot dead the british pilot. roger ga was tracking poachers in a game reserve when his helicopter was fired upon. more arrests have not been ruled out in the drought stricken ethiopia over 10 million are in need of food aid. the crisis prompted ban ki-moon to tour the badly affected area on sunday. the u.n. issued an international
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appeal for $1.4 billion to keep the humanitarian disaster at bay. only half of that amount has been donated. >> senegal's fashion industry is making room for the growing number of women that wear a veil. how designers are heeding a call to been the hijab and are setting new trends. >> reporter: designing clothes for the muslim women. to this woman's it's a business opportunity that can't be ignored. after working for karl lager felled in paris, she started her own brand. she is adapting her designs to the latest trends. customers no longer want short skirts and sleeveless tops, but ask for longer dresses and even the full veil. >> translation: women, whether old or young feel more respected wearing the veil, especially in
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conservative societies, it's a sign of confidence and trustworthy. >> other designers like her are showing collections at the muslim conference in dakar. an opportunity to show case the diversity fashion for muslim women, it's call halal fashion. some of the outfits could be banned. the president says it poses a security threat. they are illegal in cameroons, niger and chad, where dozens of people have been killed by suicide attackers who detonated bombs concealed under their robes. organizers of the event say they promote fashion, not violence. >> i think it's a debate that stig mattizes the wrong people. i don't have to follow the global trend. actually, it's saying, in a way, let's create this new islamic
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clothing trend, let's show people that i can be fashionable, open-minded, that i can be smart, that i can be entrepreneurial, that i can dare, without showing my body if i don't want to. that is what they are trying to - that's what they are trying to get across. >> halal fashion is a growing market. last year alone it was estimated to be worth 230 billion globally. it's not just local shops making clothes like this. big brands are making clothes for muslim women, they, too, see an opportunity in halal fashion. so despite the security threat, and debates surrounding the veil they believe the demand for clothing like this will grow. a taste of what is to come
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on the programme. creating the buzz at this event in venezuela. coming up to you with farah - chelsea set up mouth watering clash in the last 16 of the english f.a. cup. f.a. cup.
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columbia was a country struggling with violence and international isolation. today with the peace deal, and enjoying a tourist bill, international event like this are common. >> it help a little bit to at least create a vote of confidence to the columbian. in the beginning they were happy to come here. we were creating a base. imagine a different world. >> big names in literature in the arts was the backbone. for a celebration of the written word, the festival gained
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confidence in political and economic issues. >> what you need is a combination of government and markets. this from renowned economies. discussing the economy. >> with all the social tension in the world. we need culture as a way for people to better understand a different nation. this kind of festival, people from different countries come together and it's essential as well. >> for all its openness, it is attended mostly by the elite, and here, some doubt the real impact for the larger population.
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at this book market. few have heard about it. >> no, i haven't heard about it. hey, festival, what is that. others wish they could be involved. >> we don't see many benefits. those that go to those event don't come ear, locals don't know about it. >> festival organizers acknowledge. they have been sending gets to surrounding towns and neighbourhoods. >> it's a long process, one worth fight, a talk at a time all right, on to the world of sport. farah is here. >> thank you. chelsea captain john terry said he will leave the english league champions at the end of the season. telling the 35-year-old they would not renew his contract.
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he's been with chelsea for 21 years, terry lead the blues to four rugby league triumphs, and the 2012 champion's league. he also endured tough times, stripped of his captaincy and fined for racial abuse in 2012. he was part of a chelsea group that won in the fourth round. brazil an oscar hitting a hat-trick to put them 3-1 up at half-time. there were more goals in the second half. with a trend lapping up a 5-1 win. they'll face mann c in the next round. >> we have to take in consideration that we play a team with all respect. we can be happy with the performance, i think, in the first 20 minutes. we showed the ambition to try to
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finish it off rather early. >> bayern munich restored the 8-point lead at the top of the bundislega. both goals came from robert lewin douse ki scoring other side of the break, and he has 26 goals of the season. on top of the league they are chasing the champion's league. >> real madrid have closed the gap on la liga leaders barcelona. cristiano ronaldo scoring a hat-trick as they thrashed espanol 6-0. they were third in the league, one point behind rivals atletico, and four behind barnefac. >> novak djokovic beat andy murray in straight sets to win the australian open. he is the second man after roy emerson to win six titles in melbourne. we have this report it's now six of the best for
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novak djokovic. with the serb taking home the norman brook challenge cup again, the 28-year-old justifiably claiming to be among the greatest players of all time. certainly his opponent andy murray would testify to that. the pair born a week apart. the gap seemed to be getting bigger by the year. the first set came and went in 30 minutes, novak djokovic taking it 6-1. such was the level of play that when andy murray looked to get the upper hand, he always had an answer. the second set was much less one-sided, but it still went the way of the serbian 7-5. once again, the third set was no walkover for novak djokovic, as he has done so often against andy murray, he found an extralevel where needed. he needed a tie break to win it.
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winning 7-3, 3 sets to love victory. winning 7-5, 7-6 for his 11th grand slam title. he has a way to go before reaching roger federer's all-time record 17 grand slams. next in the sites is the man sitting on 14, nadal. novak djokovic is in joint fifth place. >> we should cherish every moment that we experience now, because these are the tournaments that we value, that we want to play well on, and no doubt they are playing the best tennis of my life in the last 15 months. >> reporter: next up for novak djokovic is the one major title he hasn't won. if he can, the dream of winning all four could be a possibility. >> brazil's bruno suarez won a
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second australian open title. winning the men's doubles with jamie murray on saturday. he won the mixed titles with russian partner winning 2 sets to one. suarez is the first brazilian to win an australian open title. >> i got to play in the final. i got to make the most of it. it's just - it's special. to get the chance to play one, to win one, is extremely special. i mean, i got two in the same day. >> cricket and india beat australia in the time t20 match, securing a victory over them, rounding off a 3-0 series white wash. number oned in world with the world cup coming up in march. play has been suspended at the singapore open, putting the world number one tour on hold. round 4 is set to resume on
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monday. south korean overturned to compete the battle front. the title being interrupted at a crucial moment. yun was leading. jordan spieth was on the 18th, and four under par for the day with a chance to level. and that's your sport now. back to you thank you, see you later. now, hundreds at the venezuela to leave a mark at an annual tattoo festival. virginia lopez is in seattle where needles and ink is creating a buzz. it's a festival attracting artists and tattoo specialists. they are here to show off some of the best work, and in some
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ways - well, you decide. >> i attract a lot of attention. people point at me or stare. especially kids. i don't feel like a freak. it's hart. >> more than 450,000 are expected to attend a 4-day event, the largest of its kind. for this event organiser, this area, the most dangerous in the world - it is a sign that tattooing is here to say. in venezuela tattooing arrived 0 years ago. it's not a fad. it's part of the culture. the country is going through a difficult patch, it means the culture stops. to gang members, tattoos has been practised. for many here, it is the
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permanent and the pain special. as far as body art goes, i may be sticking to pedicures. for others, the commercial success of tattoos and the commercial success stripped the ancient art of its true essence. i believe tattooing is an art. i spent a long time studying. >> reporter: according to event organisiers, an hour at tattoo parlours can cost you $400, more than 20 times the monthly wage. some would argue it's not much, or that in a city like caracas, is one of the few things that can't be stolen and that is it for this newshour, i'll back with a full
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