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turkish border and tens of thousands more are said to be on their way. zana hoda joins us live from the syrian turkey border. incredible numbers that we're seeing. tell us what is happening own the ground now. >> reporter: well, barbara the fighting is continuing, and in fact the opposition is putting up a fight. they are resisting the government's offensive. it hasn't been an easy fight for the opposition, because the government and its allies have been using heavy weapons and relying on air cover from russian planes, and the bombardment was very intense. we were at the border throughout the day, and we heard explosions in the distance. but the progress, really, has been quite slow. because on thursday, the syrian army said that we are close to ensir circumstan
circumstance -- encircling aleppo city. and while the war wages the civilians are trapped in the conflict, and like you mentioned thousands are on the move. tens of thousands of syrians are again on the move. those who have arrived to the turkish border are not being allowed in. these people are from the northern countryside of aleppo. many arrived on foot. many came with nothing. there is no safe area for these people as the government pushes away with a major offensive in the province. >> translator: we left our homes because of the bombings by the russians, the iranians, bashar, and the syrian army. we want erdogan to let us in. >> reporter: officially turkey has an open door policy for syrian refugees. but strict restrictions have
been put in place because of security concerns. and also turkey has been under a lot of pressure, dealing with the 2.5 million syrians in this country. but those trapped in the battleground are also under pressure. villages and towns in the aleppo countryside have become waste lands. there have been hundreds of russian air strikes since the government's ground assault began earlier this year. and there have been dozens of civilian casualties. the air strikes are not just targeting the front lines. neighborhoods have been hit. people have abandoned their homes, their livelihoods. the offensive has cut through the heart of rebel-controlled territory in northern syria. this has severed the opposition supply lines, but they are fighting back. a number of factions have created a joint command and are calling on all men in the area to take up arms.
the opposition is fighting for its survival in this area of syria. >> zana back live to you. with the situation you have just described, it's not surprising thousands are trying to make it to turkey. what awaits them when they do reach the border with the country? >> well, like i mentioned, the turkish border is now closed. turkish non-governmental organizations are providing the people with assistance, setting up tents, but, yeah, turkey -- officially turkey's policy is an open door policy for refugees. but like i mentioned, there are security concerns, and turkey really has a burden, because it is already hosting 2.5 million refugees. so there are people caught in the conflict. but we have to point out that the regime is on the offensive on other fronts across the
country. today they made another strategic gain in the southern province of daraa, bringing them even closer to the provincial capitol. daraa was the birthplace of their revolution, and they may lose that. they have already lost homs city, and now aleppo is under attack. and if they lose aleppo, they feel they will lose this war, because aleppo borders turkey, and that has been a lifeline for the opposition to survive. >> yeah, we really have seen a shift? power. thank you. now let's go to the u.n. gabriel elizondo is there, joins us live now. a closed door meeting, but what do we know about what was said at the meeting or afterwards?
>> reporter: it was a closed door meeting of the security council. they were briefed by steph man de mistura, the u.n. special envoy to syria, via video conference call from geneva. we were told that he briefed the security council telling them what he has already said publicly, he told the security council that clearly the syrian government came to the peace talks and they had procedural matters that they wanted addressed before the talks would go forward, and reaffirmed that the opposition the hnc, as it's called, came to the talks with demands that they already wanted to have met during the talks. so those two -- coming to the talks with those two divergent paths were very difficult. and that's partially why he decided to put the talks on
hold. and there is of course the situation on the ground in syria. very difficult, especially with -- as the talks were going on, the syrian military and their campaign in aleppo, backed up by russian air strikes as well, everyone agreed that the fighting on the ground, according to de mistura, was ongoing and intensified during the talks in geneva partially why the talks were put on hold as well, complicating the talks right from the get-go. but there is also a deep divide as we saw on the security council on one side syria's top ally, russia, on the other side, the u.k., france, and the u.s. those deep divisions were very clear after the meeting ended and some of the diplomats came out and spoke to the press. this is what they had to say. >> think syrian regime and its allies have made no concession. quite the con strar.
on the one a hand the syrian regime claims to discuss peace in geneva and on the other hand it intensifies its opposition with military groups, and imposes on the city of aleppo an unprecedenteder to -- amount of fire. all of this with russia's support within the framework of a military campaign that can only aim to torpedo any hope for peace. >> not a very veiled attack towards russia there, and the support they have given to syria. so what have we heard from russian representatives? >> reporter: yeah, the russian ambassador to the u.n. quite frankly rejects that criticism outright. he had a lot to say.
he basically reaffirmed that the russian position is they are going after terrorists, and they will continue to go after what russia and syria view as terrorists. and he said while there can be discussions about a ceasefire, he said russia and syria went to the talks to talk about these things, but they weren't allowed to, because the talks were put on hold. so russia is not apologizing for anything. they are not apologizing on behalf of syria for anything. they very much feel they are in the right. they say that they think the opposition was the one that set preconditions coming into the talks. so russia, clearly feels they are in the right, and they are going to continue on their path. now what happens now? next thursday in munich will be the next diplomatic push. that's when the issg, the international syria support group will be meeting in munich.
that's a group of more than 12 countries and alliances all with an interest in syria. they will be meeting in munich trying to figure out how to get all sides back together. it's important to point out the russian ambassador said that russia plans to bring new proposals to the talks next tuesday, but what those proposals are, he wouldn't get into. the divide on the security council is this. on one side you have the u.k., france and the u.s. saying there must be humanitarian talks in conjunction with the political talks. they must happen simultaneously. on the other hand you have russia saying that there can be no sort of ceasefire or humanitarian talks as a precondition to political talks. so that is a stark wall, if you will, on the security council, and quite frankly this was just
a chance to hear again about why the talks broke down and for really all sides to blame each other. >> gabriel elizondo at the u.n. thank you. i'm joining now by washington, d.c. from a former military analyst. we have been hearing about the political and diplomatic side from our correspondent at the u.n. let's go back to what is actually happening on the ground, especially around aleppo, we have seen the humanitarian push that has caused thousands of people trying to run away from the area. what do you think of the military action there? do you think we are seeing a real shift in the balance of power in syria. >> we saw though -- the geneva talks fail, because the u.s. and itself ally say that assad couldn't standing for reelection.
so how do you get sunni militants to fight isis, while they are being bombed by russia. and that's what is happening. yes, there are other groups that you can call terrorists like al-nusra and isis, but there is a syrian opposition group that has been responsible for controlling aleppo for the last couple of years that is now losing territory, not only to assad, but also to isis. it's hard to have peace talks when we continually punish sunni opposition -- the sunni moderate opposition and allow russia, iran, assad, and isis to continue to exploit the losses of territory. >> we're seeing strategically that the syrian government is trying to cut supply lines into aleppo, and effectively cut supply lines for the opposition there in syria, coming from turkey.
how successful do you think that that could be in the next weeks and months? would we be seeing a siege of aleppo before too long? >> we have seen that this is a tactic they like to use. but what they are really cutting off is humanitarian aid, food supplies, water supplies. if you look at madaya and other areas under siege by assads forces and in a lot of cases iranian proxies like hezbollah, you are seeing sunni population centers punished for having a rebel presence. yes, al-nusra and isis are terrorist groups, but these are areas where these were formally u.s.-backed rebels now being bombed by russia and sunni population centers that have been supporting the rebel opposition, being punished by the assad regime, in some cases not even supporting rebels, but still being punished.
it's a suck -- successful tactic that results in civilians being bombed and starved and then you see these exoduses. >> on thursday night, saudi arabia said they were willing to put boots on the ground as part of any kind of u.s.-lead coalition. the coalition against isis, but we all know the syrian civil war and the fight against isis are very linked. do you think u.s. should take that offer seriously? because the west has been reluctant to put any actual stro troops. >> i think this is the saudis saying you have been tilting in syria. so we are willing to deploy a force. i don't think it's necessarily to work with the united states. it would be great to have the saudis there, but i don't think the russians and the iranians
and the assad regime will support it, and sadly i think the u.s. will get in line with that position. >> middle east analyst, and former army officer, sir, thank you. >> thank you for having me. turkey's prime minister says the peace process with the kurds cannot resume until the pkk rebels lay down their arms. he unveiled a master plan to rebuild the country's mostly kurdish region. the promised to invest the equivalent of almost $9 billion to help restore security. >> translator: we have seen many social wounds have developed since last year, as the result of ongoing terrorist attacks. we're announcing a social organization, all wound will be bandaged. >> reporter: the pkk has been demanding a separate state since
1984, but in december it softened its demands. a ceasefire collapsed in july last year, after a suicide bomber linked to isil killed 32 youth activists during a peaceful protest. since then the violence has escalated and turkey has launched a major crack down on the pkk. the human rights foundation of turkey says the army has killed hundreds of pkk fighters and at least 160 civilians in towns and citi cities arrange the southeast. still lots more to come, including heated exchanges between the u.s. democratic presidential hopefuls. brazil warns pregnant women to think twice before kissing as carnival season begins.
and in sport we'll hear about the decision of the manager to switch bayern munich for manchester city. more than 200,000 people are estimated to have fled burundi since violent political unrest broke out last april. around half have found themselves in the neighboring nation of tanzania. refugees say they are being attacked by government militia. >> reporter: this camp is home to more than 40,000 refugees who fled ongoing violence in neighboring burundi. when we visited we were only allowed to interview refugees who has been screened by officials from the u.n. refugees agency. the u.n. says it was for refugees protection. several other people wanted to speak to us about security in the camp, but were not allowed.
so we contacted them by phone after we left. >> translator: the camp is currently not safe. we live in fear of burundi government militia in the camp. >> reporter: many of the refugees say similar things. many name particular individuals who they say are sent to track members of the opposition. he says those agents have attempted abductions and killings. and the incidents have been reported to camp officials, but many are still in the camp. some left the camp believing they were joining a group in burundi, and later found it was a trap set by the government. one man gave a detailed account of the event. >> translator: some of our group were tied up. we were loaded on to a truck and
driven away m. my friend and i jumped off and ran away to the tanzania border where we met more government militia who killed my friend, but i escaped over the border. >> reporter: the burundi foreign minister said the allegations were baseless. the u.n. said any of the refugees should be been allowed to speak to us. >> if we had solid evidence, of course, it would be our duty to try to do something about it. but through the government, we are not responsible for actually security and safety. >> reporter: screening the constant flow of new rivals in the camp is not easy. leer tanzanian police search their baggage for weapons. the tanzania tanzanian government also says it was not aware of the allegations, but is doing all it can to make the camp secure. >> we have not spotted any kinds of activity that they are trying to suggest they are trying to
recruit, and we have taken serious measures. only last week, some refugees were actually app rehenninged and taken before thecourt and charged. >> reporter: meanwhile a leaked u.n. report accuses the rwandan government of recruiting burundi refugees to fight in rwanda. rwanda denies it. >> reporter: the refugees say they just want a place to be safe. malcolm webb. al jazeera, tanzania. >> burundi's foreign minister spoke to us again, and denies the government is spending militia into camps. >> i believe if there should be some activities of that nature, it should be the responsibility of the authorities in tanzania, and the un[ inaudible ] to address those facts.
so i only heard from -- you know, of those allegations from your journalist. i have never heard anything of that nature before. in any case, in any case, anything that happens or takes place beyond the borders of burundi is not the responsibility of the government of burundi. wikileaks founder julian assange says he feels vindicated after a u.n. panel ruled in his favor. he has been staying at the ecuadorian embassy in london since 2012 after claiming asylum there, following a sexual assault claim against him in sweden. barnaby phillips reports from outside of the ecuadorian embassy in london. >> reporter: the sweet sensation of victory, that's how julian assange described this moment after years of frustration and loneliness inside the ecuadorian embassy, he savered this appearance on the balcony. holding up the u.n. panel's
report. >> what right does this government or the u.s. government or the swedish government have to deny my children their father for five and a half years? >> reporter: in geneva a spokesman for the u.n. panel said its decision was in part based on the fact that assange has never been formally charged with the rape allegation the swedish authorities wish to investigate. >> five years the investigation is still preliminary. no charges have been filed against him. but still he is derived of his liberty, if this is not a [ inaudible ] what is a [ inaudible ] detention. >> reporter: but the swedish and british government suggest that assange is on the run. the british foreign minister was swornful of the u.n. panel
findings. >> well, i reject the finding of this working group. it's a group made up of lay people. not lawyers. and it's right that he should not be able to escape justice. this is frankly a ridiculous finding by the working group, and we reject it. >> reporter: julian assange's wikileaks posted thousands of secret united states government documents on the internet revealing classified and often embarrassing details of u.s. and international dip massey. he says he fears if he is sent to sweden, he'll be handed over to the americans. he is back in the news, but it's not clear how much else has changed. the u.n. panel's findings are awkward for the british and swedish governments, but the british police are stilled a -- adamant that if he steps on the streets of london he will be
arrested straight away. >> reporter: perhaps now the governments will try behind the scenes to reach some sort of diplomatic compromise. otherwise it is still hard to see how this farcical situation will come to the end. >> we're joined live from philadelphia via skype. you listened to that report from london, there were bits of julian assange. he obviously feels very vindicated by your report. he has called it a sweet victory. is he right to feel so vindicated by the results of your report? do you think he has interpreted it in the right way? >> we can't comment on how people react to our opinion, but if he feels that it serves his
[ inaudible ] justice, he had applied for, why not? >> but in your report, do you absolve him or anything? because that's almost the impression that one would get. >> not at all. the opinion we issued is about his condition of detention. the opinion we issued does not affect the criminal case, which is hanging against him. but we said the investigation has been ongoing for so long, that it lacks due process. the prosecution has failed to be diligent in a way to conclude this case to make final charge against him, to indict him for trial, so we are not saying that trial cannot happen if there are serious allegations. that's not what we are saying. what we are saying is only about
his detention, and [ inaudible ] alleged crimes, but we are not interfering with the criminal justice in sweden. >> let me put a point to you from words from the foreign secretary, the british foreign secretary, philip hammond, he said i reject the decision of this working group. he said that it was a ridiculous finding by the working group. he said julian assange is hiding from justice in the ecuadorian embassy. what is your response to that? >> i do not have to answer mr. assange or the foreign minister of the u.k. the panel is established by the u.n. security council. which is a state-run body. and [ inaudible ] comes from the human rights council. and whatever we do we do it on behalf of the human rights
council. >> what about a comment there the woman julian assange is accused of raping. she is making a comment directly aimed at you. >> i will not comment on what she said or what her lawyer said, but it's a pure misunderstanding, misreading of our opinion, which was not address any of her situation. >> reporter: and just on a final point, where do you see this going? because it seems apparent now that sweden and the u.k. aren't going to act in the way perhaps you were hoping, because julian assange is still holed up in the ecuadorian embassy. >> we issue an opinion based on the facts brought to us, based on the law we have to enforce. we had no hope. the hope anyone will have in a rule of law system is that actors, parties, comply with the laws that are put in place.
the decision the working group has issued is based on two instruments the universal declaration of human rights which is customary law, binding for all states, and the [ inaudible ] political rights, [ inaudible ] because they are ratified. we understand criminal justice and the importance of rape, but do we want to [ inaudible ] a system where the criminal justice is run against the rights of the accused, against the right of fair trial. that's something the rule of law prohibits, human rights prohibit, criminal justice [ inaudible ] and we'll fight against every crime, but we have to bare in mind the rights of the suspect or accused person. >> sir, thank you so much for having spoken to us. >> thank you very much. still to come in this hour, how the fight against india's
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concise... complete. welcome back. tens of thousands of syrians have fled to turkey's boarer, as government forces step up their offensive to surround the city of aleppo. burundian refugees in tanzania say they are being attacked by agents from their government. and wikileaks founder julian assange says he feels vindicated after a u.n. panel said his stay at the ecuadorian embassy amounted to arbitrary detention. five people have been killed in the mollyian city of
timbuktu. at least four fighters and a malian soldiers were killed. three people are trapped underground after a gold mine collapsed in south africa. 87 other workers have been rescued following the cave in of the mine. south africa's fines are in the deepest and among the most dangerous in the world. [ inaudible ] of zimbabwe are under an official state of disaster declared by the president with a severe drought showing no signs of ending. it is hoping it will alert international aid sees to the scale of the problem. the united nations says around a quarter of the population is in urgent need of food aid.
the global weather phenomenon known as el niño is reversing the fushl alkali mate in large areas of the world. it originates in the pacific and brings drought to regions that are usually wet and rain and snow to areas that are normally dry. rob reynolds is in california where it is hoped that el niño can help with a water shortage. >> reporter: the last few years have been tough for this california farmer. >> since 2011, we have had complete crop failures the last four years in a row. in terms of the irrigated stuff, we have seen acreage drop because our wells can't hold up. >> reporter: now for the first time in a long time his fields are green thanks to the el niño system bringing water to california. scientists say snow pack is well above average for this time of
year. near san diego, technicians take readings of ocean temperatures at the end of a pier. but while rain and snow have increased, el niño won't wipe out the effects of years of drought scientists say. >> we're quite unlikely, and it doesn't look like it is shaping up so far, even if we had a normal strong el nino, we would be unlikely to erase our way out of years of drought. >> reporter: so officials say californians need to keep conserving water. >> we can't say the drought is over year. we are still in the rainy season. so basically the message has been, people have really stepped up to the plate and tried to conservative, and we want them to keep doing so. >> reporter: farmer complain about water set aside for at
risk species. >> as a farmer that is up setting. >> reporter: officials say they are following the law. >> the law requires that the water be provided for them. >> reporter: more rain would be good news for california, but there is bad news as well, el niño downpours could cause flash floods and mud slides. heavy january storms swamped parts of southern california. and in pacifica south of san francisco, high tides and battering waves have left these residential buildings teetering on the edge. >> the place is literally falling off of the cliff. >> reporter: authorities ordered residents to leave before el niño tumbles their homes into the sea. a brazilian health official is urging pregnant women to
avoid kissing as live samples of the zika virus have been detected in saliva. it follows complains that brazil has provided too if samples to track the virus. despite concerns the symbolic key to rio has been handed over to the king for the start of the city's annual carnival. it involves five days of celebrations. it is also known as the [ inaudible ] of unruleliness. the king has called on revellers to be responsible. there have been heated exchanges in a debate between the two u.s. democratic party presidential hopefuls. bernie sanders and hillary clinton squared off ahead of the second major event of the new
hampshire primary which takes place on tuesday. and as kimberly halkett reports, this was their most heated meeting yet. >> reporter: outside the democratic debate hall in durham, not a hillary clinton sign in sight. new hampshire is bernie sanders territory, among young voters here he envoyed more than 85% support. especially when it comes to issue of income inequality. >> i absolutely would like to see a candidate who supports radical changes in the economic structure to create more equality and justice. >> i don't just hilary. i and it just seems a lot more genuine from bernie. >> reporter: the issue of reforming america's economic structure is where the two democratic presidential hopefuls argued most.
sanders criticized clinton for receiving $670,000 for making paid speeches to at least one investment company on wall street. >> one of the things we should do is not only talk the talk, but walk the walk. i am very proud to be the only candidate up here who does not have a super pac, who is not raising huge sums of money from wall street or special interests. [ cheers and applause ] >> there is this attack that he is putting forth, which really comes down to, you know, anybody whoever took donations or speaking fees from any interest group has to be bought. and i just absolutely reject that, senator. >> reporter: but when pushed for transparency, clinton dodged the issue. >> are you willing to release the transcripts of all of your paid speeches?
>> i will look into it. i don't know the status. >> reporter: the defiance may not be enough to convince new hampshire voters. >> she has to prove she is as progressive as bernie sanders is. and he has a lot of arguments to say you are not, and one of those is take money from institutions at a time when many in the democratic party are really angry about that. >> reporter: clinton has little time to change the minds of the new hampshire voters. the primary is now just days away. and clinton trails her opponent in some polls by as much as 30 points. one person has been killed after a crane collapsed in new york city. the victim was sitting in a parked car in lower manhattan when the crane's boom broke and it landed across several vehicles, smashing their roofs.
car makers from across the world are dissending on new delhi. but despite a government subsidy for eco friendly cars, consumers are still opting for cheaper, gas-guzzling models, as faiz jamil reports. >> reporter: the crowds are out for the first day of the auto expo. here the focus is on the high end and the affordable, not on low emissions or hybrid vehicle vehicles. in india it is a growing market. india's capitol is trying to get control over emissions to bring down pollution and eventually begin the winding down f the sales of diesel vehicles, but the rest of the country is not.
taxes already double the cost of imported vehicles, so far makers are not keen to make their products more expensive. here many of the vehicles are suv or suv style, not the most environmentally friendly. india is the fifth largest car market in the world and growing, meaning at present, the focus would be on that growth and not what is best for the environment. japanese authorities are on alert after a volcano resulted in the vicinity of a nuclear power station. a no-go zone has been declared around the peak. there are fears the nuclear plant could be effected by volcanic ash. the global art market is worth an estimated $70 billion. after the economic crisis, few sectors bounced back quicker with some artworks doubling in value in only a few years, but industry experts are warning
that the art bubble may be about to burst amidst concerns over falling oil prices. neave barker has the story from london. it's auction day at christy's. a sales reserved for the supper rich. works by par -- picasso and other modern masters fetch millions of dollars. >> it is estimated 11 to $15 million. >> reporter: last year this picasso broke records. >> $160 million. it's yours. sold. >> reporter: at this high end, art is an asset to be traded, but experts warn the market may be ready for a slump. researchers at the university of luxemburg have been analyzing the results of millions of sales over 30 years.
their findings show that art sales fluctuate like other commodities, and now are heading for a big dip. >> a lot of people have been expecting the market to cool down, and i think we're seeing it this year. i think we saw it top in may last year, and since then, we have seen a bit of a cooling. will it collapse? i don't think so. will it hit a downward trajectory? i think we're seeing that this year. >> reporter: christie's sold $7.4 billion in art last year, a billion dollars less than it sold a year earlier. falling oil prices and concerns about a slowdown in the chinese economy are worrying the world's wealthy. but it's the smaller commercial galleries gathered here that are feeling the squeeze. the problem for many of these galleries there's now too much art and not enough buyers willing to hedge their bets on
new talent. it has forced many galleries to reduce their prices and some to close their doors all together. >> obviously in london, property prices are so enormous, so it's very hard for small galleries to maintain a central london presence these days, and i think that's the biggest threat to young galleries. and it's really sad, because there's no way they can sustain their presence and support younger artists. >> reporter: art and money have historically gone hand in hand. but as the wealthy tighten their purse strings, the entire art market could suffer. still ahead in this news hour, why people in bangladesh will not be able to watch an acclaimed film highlighting their own nation's indigenous communities. and coming up in sport, we'll tell you why nepals taekwondo team have high hopes ahead of the rio olympics.
♪ a new bangladeshi film highlights the nation's indigenous communities is beginning to attract international attention. it should be a welcome boost to the country's lagging film industry, but nobody in this bangladesh itself is likely to be watching the film any time soon. >> reporter: film festivals here are a rare occasion to promote bangladesh y movies.
er crowds dwindling since the 1990s. >> the old cinema halls are dying, and the new film theater has not replaced them in that way. so this is one crisis that you cannot show the film to the larger audience. >> reporter: at the same time, local movies have been receiving more recognition abroad. but the bangladeshy film with the most attention won't be screened here any time soon. it's having trouble getting clearance from the censors. the director is from the indigenous community. >> translator: we financed the film by asking around. my friends gave money. the crew worked for free. it was sort of a crowd-funding money. >> reporter: he received a letter from the censors saying
his movie portrays the military in a negative way. a long-running rebellion, but the army presence remains heavy, and communal rights are common. it's pretty difficult for any kind of independent filmmaker to get their movie screened in theaters like this one. but the stakes are particularly high with "my bicycle". it's a rare glimpse into the lives of the indigenous minorities. community leaders worry their culture is in danger of disappearing. >> translator: our language survives through its use. we can't afford to print books in our language. we can't keep up with it. >> reporter: it's a state of affairs he hopes his film will help change, but for that to happen, he needs a board of c t
censors who are a little less sensitive. more than 80 people in nigeria have died in a new out brake in a virus that is transmitted by rat waste. the country's health authorities are struggling to provide adequate treatment. >> reporter: this is the infectious diseases unit at the mainland hospital. one victim died here a few days ago. several have been given treatment and discharged. but there are still patients suspected of carrying the disease. they include this man. he does not want his identity revealed because of the sigma attached to the virus. his fiance died of the fever a fortnight ago. >> after two or three days she started a feeling of malaria or
whatever. the experience is something i can never explain like anything in my whole life. [ inaudible ] i was told it is the fever that killed her. i wept. >> reporter: he is not sure how rat waste contaminated the food that lead to his fiance's death, and he thinks he will be cleared of the disease. those suffering experience vomiting, back ache, bleeding, severe swelling and rashes. the outbreak has lead to a demand in rat killer products. the government partly blames the outbreak on a popular food that is often stored outdoors in markets in often unhygenic and poor conditions where rats home free i will. rats get into the sacks where they leave waste.
traders here say they are not to blame. the government says it is go doing all it can to stop the virus, but it is having difficulty getting the antiviral drug that stops it. >> we have all of our response teams. i do not think we have enough public health leverages that can [ inaudible ] we might need assistance. >> reporter: those suspected of carrying the disease are hoping the outbreak will be over soon. but good sanitation, hygiene, should help it come to an end soon. now here is your sports news. barbara thank you so much. this man has been given a big boost in his effort to become
the next fifa president. he recently signed a memorandum of understanding with his african counterpart. africa is home to 25% of world football associations, and the vast majority are likely to vote for him. bayern munich manager says he has not been distracted by his decision to move to manchester city at the end of the season. he is to replace the city manager, but still has a chance of winning three trophies including the champion's league at bayern. >> translator: i know the situation is new. never in the history of bayern munich has a coach left. usually the team leaves the coach. it's a new situation. boys it's four months. i can live with the situation
without any problem. newspapers can attack me every day. i will focus on my team like i did on the day i arrived. >> reporter: another chinese football team has flexed its financial power with a $55 million signing. the brazilian is moving to china with a free breaking the country's transfer record for the third time in as many days. >> china is -- looks to have the financial power to move the whole league of europe to china. and we know -- we are long enough in this job to know that is just a consequence of economical power, and they have that. six months out from the rio olympics organizers say they do have an adequate plan in place to protect athletes from the zika virus.
the world health organization has declared a global public health emergency. the australian olympic committee has said it would totally understand if female athletes decided not to compete. there's no vaccination for the virus, which carried by mosquitos. >> nothing has changed beyond the fact that we have worked with local authorities to increase inspections and to oversee all of the venues in search for stagnant waters and -- and possible presence of the mosquito, and we have sufficient funds to perform this work. and spain's player had a one shot lead at the halfway point in golf's dubai classic. rory mcelroy had a mixed day that included four bogeys in the
first nine, and then four late byrdys saw him just about staying in contention. >> there were a few holes that were playing really stuff. and i struggled on those. six, seven, eight, nine. but as i said, i persevered and got something out of the round at the end, and it never looked like it was going to shoot better than over par, but to shoot par is not bad, and i just need to make sure i get off to a fast start tomorrow. >> that's all of your sport for now. >> farah thank you so much. that's it for this news hour. remember, you can get more on our website, there it is. the address, aljazeera.com. that's it for me, barbara sarah, and the rest of the news hour time. thank you so much for watching.
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