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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. welcome to the newshour, i'm live from our headquarters in doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes. cheering in north korea for a rocket launch, but there's condemnation from the international community. as the search and rescue braigss continue in taiwan after the earthquake on saturday. questions surface about the safety standards. >> involved in a question shall decision where you had to be held accountable.
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you haven't. >> u.s. republican dehli hopeful turn on each other after the debates in new hampshire. >> and 50 years on, we ask how the super bowl got so big. america's popular sporting ech is now just hours away north korea has lunched a long range rocked into space from a base in the north-west. there has been widespread condemnation from south korea, japan and the u.s. and russia. they say the launch is comp for testing a new missile technology. north korea's state tv made the announcement saying the rocket carrying an earth observation satellite had been sent into
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orbit. pictures from released. the u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon called pyongyang's actions deplorable. a meeting of the security council has been called in new york. south korea's president says the security council needs to respond quickly with what she calls strong punitive measures, soul says it will begin talks on a new missile defense system let's go live to seoul and harry fawcett. it's in the the first time north korea has launched a rocket, but nonetheless a highly provocative act. >> that's the way it's viewed in south korea, japan and washington d.c. they launched before in december 2012, and said they'd launch in the launch period that they gave, starting today. they launched at the beginning of that period. a couple of lines from the nean
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side. there was an intelligence service briefing at the national assembly, and assembly members have been talking about that saying there was no attempt by the rocket to re-enter the atmosphere. it appears north korea has incorporated intercontinental ballistic technology and the satellite appears double the size, 200 kilograms, double the size of the previous launch. information from the defence ministry suggests that the south korean helicopter scanning the sea, south-west of the peninsula discovered objects before midday south korean time, and they were picked up by a south korean naval vessel. it may well be that they found the fairings that protected the satellite compartment on its way up through the atmosphere. nevertheless, as far as pyongyang is concerned, this is a day of celebration, a second
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consecutive rocket launch. >> reporter: north korea brought its week-long launch window forward by a day, and was not wasting time. two hours into the window, the rocket carrying the bright star satellite lifted off, overseen by the country's young leader, relaid by the news leader. >> the complete success made in the foreign lift-off is a look at the korean policy on the technology. it's an event combining technology and defense capability. >> reporter: it's the defense capability that worries others. a rock the carrying a satellite can hold a nuclear war head. >> this system doesn't have military applications. nevertheless, some of the applications, some of the
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technologies, some of the systems and subsystems, they could use for the military programs. >> south korea's president convened the national security council calling the launch an unacceptable provocation. >> translation: recognising the nuclear threat by north korea as a threat to the international community and world peace, the security council should come up with sanctions. >> reporter: there'll be consultations with the united states. it's a signal ot not just to north korea -- not just to north korea, but to china. beijing is opposed to the system. united states and south korea are trying to pressurise china to get tough on its ally kim jong un made the pursuit of economics success and viable weapon the twin guiding principles of his rule. he's proved immune o beijing's
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attempts. in beijing, there were celebrations. the launch comes at the start of a lunar new year and days before the birthday of late father kim jong-il. the north korean space agency called it a gift to the nation. celebrations in north korea, in pyongyang, what is the reaction among south koreans, are they more threatened or use to the behaviour from their northern neighbour. >> south koreans are used to this. some people will talk about being more concerned. there was an elderly gentleman we spoke to in the days leading up to the launch saying yes, he was more concerned and worried that china and the united states and others were not taking the threat seriously enough. i think it's a minority view. most people are worried about the lunar new year holiday and the travel issues and all that kind of thing, getting on with
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every day life. they are used to regular event in north korea, the nuclear test happened a few weeks ago, now the rocket launch. it was expected. of course, when you talk about the leadership in south korea, that is a different matter. the president, park geun-hye, the military taking it seriously. they see it as yet another deeply felt provocation, another demonstration that north korea intends to follow through with its programme of developing nuke leerl weapons, developing ballistic missiles and listening to no one when it comes to trying to rein them in, and to denuclearize this peninsula harry fawcett in seoul. thank you for that. here is al jazeera's adrian brown, who is monitoring the reaction in beijing, and he sent this report. >> reporter: china, of course, is about the only real friend and ally that north korea has. it provides a vital economic life line to the country. a few days ago china dispatched
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a special envoy to north korea to appeal to the government to not go ahead with the test. the fact that north korea openly defied china will be a cause of anger and embarrassment to the leadership here. sunday, the military of foreign affairs issued a statement saying he regretted the fact that north korea decided to ignore the pervasive opposition of the international community by testing ballistic missile technology, urging calm and restraint, saying the only way to bring about a lasting peace was through dialogue. the question was whether china will sign up to kangarooses against north korea. in the past china says it doesn't believe that sanctions are an end to themselves. >> turkey says it's ready to let in tens of thousands of refugees trapped on the bored or.
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they were stuck -- border. they were stuck after fleeing. the turkish government says it's providing food and shelter but it not for now letting them across the boarder stephanie dekker is in the turkish city. we have heard conflicting reports about the numbers. some said up to 70,000 people are massing along the border. what are you seeing and hearing from where you are, and what is the situation of the people trying to make it in to turkey? >> well, the borders are closed. they figures you mentioned are 20,000. they were addressing press on a plane from a trip back from pur peru, saying 70,000 could make their way if the situation continues. at the moment, people on the other side, we can't see them,
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we are getting an idea of perhaps thousands. there's a turkish aid agency that is crossing the border, providing them with food and shelter. it's cold at night. it's basic. extremely basic. we are talking to people saying that they are afraid. they don't feel safe. we are not seeking tens of thousands amassing on the border. tens of thousands are moving within syria, away from the relentless push from the regime with the backers, backed by russian air power, which is making head way around aleppo. it has people concerned and afraid. people are leaving their homes, making their way to towns. there is a movement. tens of thousands on the border, it's not the situation. briefly, the turkish president said if it came to it, they'd open their borders. at the moment this one is closed what are you hearing as far as the battle for aleppo, a
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massive government offensive there. is the syrian opposition all but defeated in aleppo? >> i think they wouldn't great all but defeated. they are facing a challenge, if you look at what has been happening in the last year or so. the regime is losing ground. with russia coming into the equation, it is making a difference. the regime is gaining more and more ground. this is something that is important for bashar al-assad. when you talk about any kind of future negotiations, anyone coming to the table. the one that holds more power is the one that holds more ground, and that is something that the syrian government will be keen to make headway on, that is happening at the moment. it's a difficult battle. they are making head way. people we speak to tells you that it is extremely hard, and the rebels don't have the fire-power and the weapons to stand back. they remain resolved and have been fighting since 2012.
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they don't want to see it lost, or give up hope. it's difficult. to bring it back to the people, people are petrified. estimates in east aleppo, 300,000 are living understand difficult conditions for years. they'll be worried whether the government is besieged. we'll have to keep an eye on it, tens of thousands are moving inside syria, a by-product of the war thank you so much for that. stephanie dekker reporting live from the turkish-syrian border now to the second of a 4-part series on the widening cracks in the european union, the difference posses not only l with the refugees, but russia's influence in countries such as hungary. jonah hull has a reported from budapest. >> reporter: in the studios of club radio, they are never sure
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whether the next broadcast may be their last. open reply critical of the government, the station lost most of its advertising and had frequencies reduced. >> i have the fear that these guys, and especially prime minister, believe that first of all they can do what they want. they are so full of hate red. they hate their so-called enemies. they believe everyone did not think the same way they do. >> reporter: in parts of central and eastern europe, among members of the europe een union, the politics of nationalism is taking route. here the prime minister is set to take his queue from vladimir putin, as former foreign minister explains. >> mr orban confessed that his models are and other successful
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leaders. the biggest danger of the model is getting attractive. why not to use it. pollen appears to be that. with slovakia and the czech republic completing the group, all four pushed back last year. against the refugee quota system. >> last summer, highways and railways were packed. most making their way to germany. now they are nowhere to be seen, the country cleansed its border with serbia on the balkan root. hungary's prime minister said he's defending europe's christian values against the muslim refugees, the small resident community noted a rise
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in hate crimes and death threats as a result. >> translation: the government communicated that immigration equals the arrival of islamic terrorism into the country and justified it with the paris attacks. if you repeat something often enough, people will believe it. >> i put the concerns to the government chief spokesman. integration of muslim people is unsuccessful. when you call out attention, this is the case in most countries, you talk about reality. what the hungarian government calls reality, others may call islamaphobia. it is a growing problem against much of europe coming up on the newshour. >> we could not try planting seeds. it's been drier than ever
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disaster zones declared as south africa remains in the grip of a drought plus, anger on the streets despite haiti's outgoing premier striking a deal with parliament and i'm at the championship in rue wand ape, finding -- rwanda, finding out if women's football can keep pace with the men's game more now on the top story, and the north korean rocket launch. reaction is coming in from around the world. the u.s. secretary of state says the launch is a flagrant violation of u.n. resolutions, and added that we reaffirmed iron clad commitment to allies, including the republic of korea and japan. kerry says:
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japan's prime minister called the launch absolutely unacceptable. >> reporter: we will not tolerate north korea going ahead with the launch after repeated warnings to restrain themselves. the missile launch following the testing is a clear violation of the u.n. security council resolutions. we'll stand with the international community to stand and give best efforts to protect security and safety the u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon says it is deplorable that the democratic people's republic of korea conducted a launch using missile technology in violation. security council resolution in february 6, 2016, and despite the pleas of the international community. let's bring in the guests. our guest from the peace international research.
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from the swedish capital. thank you for being with us on al jazeera. a lot of anger after the launch from north korea. a lot of countries up in arms. north korea is saying that they put a satellite into orbit. do you believe so. >> that remains to be seen. there'll be announcements by the north korean ballistic defense, nor add, which tracks satellites in orbit. we need to avoid hysteric reactions and demonization of south korea, japan and south korea also have satellite programs and use the same technology that can be used to nuclear weapons the. >> north korea tested four tests, the last, last month and claimed they tested a hydrogen bomb. how advanced is north korea's
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nuclear programme? >> if one believes what the north korean media says, that they launched a satellite, which is what the observation shows, if the launch was successful, and the satellite reached orbit successfully, it means that north korea has mastered the technology for putting objects in earth's orbit. it also means that they have reliable rocket engines which could potentially be used for ballistic missiles, and this nuclear test in january remains to be concerned whether it was a nuclear device or nuclear figs device. from the north korean point of view, they look at south korea, which about 10 years ago was caught with an undeclared nuclear programme. japan is building up stocks.
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from their point of view the world doesn't look very benign. we have at crescendo of mutual recriminations. >> there are estimates out there saying that north korea could have up to 100 nuclear weapons in the nextate. is it feasible, credible. >> if that's the case, surely japan and south korea will want to arm up. will we see an arms race in the region? >> likely yes. most estimates suggest that north korea has enough plutonium for six or 7 nuclear weapons, and a uranium enrichment capability, which they showed to american scientists about eight years ago. that is still very limited. estimates of 100 nuclear bombs in north korea in a decade or so are grossly exaggerated. >> briefly, before i let you go, international sanctions have not worked, clearly. what in your opinion needs to be
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done to stop north korea? >> well, the north koreans have been saying how the united states and other countries negotiated with iran. secretary kerry spent nearly five weeks with his iranian counter part in vienna. they have been calling for direct negotiations with the united states, which the u.s. rejected. the only option is a resumption of 6-party talks, and to resolve the issue. >> thank you for speaking to us. good to hear you talking to us. >> now, to southern taiwan, where rescue workers found signs of life under the debris of a high-rise building, collapsing after the earthquake, more than 130 people are trapped. 24 people were killed in the city. the worst affected area. rob mcbride reports. >> as they work further down into the ruins, conditions for
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the rescue teams are getting harder. hang in there, the rescuer shouts, we'll soon get you out. >> translation: people are trapped in small spaces. we can't use big machinery down there. we mostly dig with our hands. >> reporter: around the edges of the site relatives of the missing are anxious for news. since the news, that the earthquake caused the complex to crunch. this man is looking for his father and younger brother. and they believe researchers are looking in the wrong place. this woman is looking for a 3-month-old baby, cared for by her sister. she can't understand. >> it's the construction company's fault. other buildings did not collapse
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like this one. >> reporter: many are saying the complex was poorly designed and built. it's called a tofu building. it has no structure. when the ground shook, it topples over. now exposed in the ruins, these are tin cans used in place of concrete on several floors, and local media focused on how the building resulted. with the ground floor turned into commercial space that may have weakened it further. of equal concern is how the authorities didn't prevent such alterations. >> translation: the local prosecutors office are doing a full investigation and have come here to collect evidence. >> reporter: as that investigation ramps up, so the search of the building continues, with the likelihood of finding more bodies than
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survivors five of south africa's nine provinces have been declared disaster areas because of severe drought. farmers have been the worst affected. al jazeera's correspondent reports from a province where half of the country's maize crop is grown. >> reporter: it's south africa's worst drought in 20 years, this farmer has been growing maize on the land in the free state province for more than 5 decades, and his father and grandfather did before him. >> there has never been a time there has not been maize in december. we could not try planting seeds. it's been drier than ever. >> he says dry spells are not unusual. but he's never seen conditions this bad. it's estimated the drought is costing more than 600 million in loft crops. maize production dropped by a
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third. south africa will have to import 300 million tonnes of maize to feed the country this year. >> outline of a sudden africa is in a drought. everyone will have a shortage of maize. cue to the exchange rate, it will push the mace price up. people will depend on maize and will have to get useful to it not being affordable. formers will need to start using different methods to adapt to a change in weather patterns. >> we tend to rely on agriculture. we need to put funding, building the capacity to put most production on education. which will mean new infrastructure. we produce more than we produce on other areas. it means entire communities
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are affected by the drought. >> not far from the farm is the community of senegal. people here have not had water for more than four months, and rely on water fangs installed by -- water tanks installed by private owners. people here have no other way of surviving. >> the water we have is not enough for the community. we have a crisis of water. especially for the schools. it's a bit difficult. >> translation: it is very painful because we don't have water. i'm comforted by the fact that there's a little rain. >> reporter: national water campaigns hope to bring some relief to those affected by the drought. as dry conditions are expected to continue for months, there's concern that if there's another season of low yields, many farmers will see their livelihoods disappear let's speak to our senior meteorologist everton fox. it's the worst drought in south africa in decades.
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will it get better any time soon? >> it will be some time before we see the rain come through. some parts have seen rain. look at the satellite picture. take johannesburg, 39mm of rain in the last 24 hours, there's more showers. you can see a clutch of storms rumbling away for some time. it's a third of the monthly average for the month of february. the wetter weather is further north and east into maddie gas car. 108mm of rain. 94mm of rain in 24 hours. in northern mozambique, 76mm. that's where the wetter weather will stay. northern areas, southern areas of tanzania. monday, further showers, tuesday. more showers coming in. for much of southern africa and south africa - there's no sign of significant drought-breaking rain coming through. >> the showers continue across the central parts of africa.
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maybe into kenya. seeing showers, showers there. pushing up towards cameroon through kabom. one or two showers to liberia. for west africa, it's the dry season and it will stay drive. >> this area of cloud moving across the north of al jazeera. rain coming in to libya on monday, clearing by tuesday. >> thank you very much indeed for that. still ahead on the al jazeera newshour. the zika virus spreads. in guatemala, there are fears that the health system will not cope with a pandemic. >> thousands turn out for protests in germany, and in sport, how the fans, rather than the players are the story. stay with us, we are back after this short break. break.
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welcome back. a reminder of the top stories on the al jazeera newshour. north korea launched a long range rocked into space. south korea condemned the action and said it will begin talks on a new system. the u.n. security council will hold an emergency meeting later on sunday. 24 people are known to have died after an earthquake in taiwan, 120 are feared trapped. rescue workers found signs of life under the debris of a high-rise building that collapsed in china. turkey is ready to let in tens of thousands of refugees dropped
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on its border if necessary. they are dropped after fleeing a government offensive near aleppo. for more on the situation in syria, let's speak to a syrian activist for the alep job media -- aleppo media center and joins us from skype. thank you for speaking to us. i know you are in turkey now. i understand that you returned from aleppo. we have conflicting estimates on the numbers of people trying to get in to turkey, who were fleeliflee fleeing aleppo. tell us what you know, how many are leaving, and who is leaving? >> okay. thank you for hosting me. first of all, i would like to say that it's not conflicting numbers, it's the number itself is changing every second. we have intimate talking
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20-30,000 waiting for signs to cross into turkey. the number is probably going to increase in the coming days. regarding the sentence by region's forces. we have a lot of towns and villages evacuated. we are talking about the area. under 100 persons that controlled the regime forces. before that, we had other areas empty with no one lying there. those people evacuated their towns to cross to turkey. >> many areas, many villages empty. there are people inside the province, in the surrounding
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areas. for those left goodnight, what is the situation like. what are they facing, how are they coping with the government offensive? they are living understand a shelling from the russian air strikes and fighter jets. they have two options, one is to go towards turkish border. the other one is going to the western country side, through the kurdish held areas. the provincial area talked to the forces, to open a humanitarian passage from the northern countryside to the western countryside. we have witnessed a few families able to cross, just to the cross from the north countryside to
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the western one, buts they are not hosting anyone, they are allowing them to cross. this message is on and off. it's not the home time on. >> you know the feeling among many observers is that the opposition fighters will lose aleppo, which they partially controlled since 2012 this that happens, what term will the war take in your opinion. the worse scenario, people are preparing themselves to have the city besieged by the force, the region's forces. as i said before, we had the council of the alep job city, announce -- aleppo city announced that people have to reduce consumption of a fuel of food, of medicines, and as i said before again, the medical
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crews, the doctors and the nurses, not to leave the city, because you are going to be in need in the coming days, in case of the besieging of the city. for the other areas, the countryside of the city, as i said before, yes, there are towns and villages are completely empty now. but the other of the areas are not empty, but they are trying and preparing themselves for a bad situation. they may go west or north to turkey thank you so much for telling us about the situation in aleppo province in syria. syrian activist speaking to us there from ghaznia in turkey thousands of supporters of the anti-islam group staged rallies in several european city, protesting against refugees coming to europe, the biggest rally in dresden, where
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10,000 people gathered to call for a change in government policy. dominik kane reports. >> reporter: this was an opportunity to show sfrength in numbers, tooling -- strength in numbers, to link up with supporters. in is it where the movement sprang from. followers are fearful of the future. >> translation: we will be a minority. in the end i'm here for my grandchildren. it cannot be that i'm a minority in my own country. this is the way it ends up people. >> reporter: people here came to show unhappiness. they say they representatives a growing sentiment in german society, and they say they want the pom sis radically changed now. the organizers called for a series of rallies in five european countries. this was the french northern
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port city, which has long been a destination for refugees and migrants trying to reach the u.k. around 150 supporters were involved in disturbances with the police. 10 people were arrested. across the channel, hundreds of people marched through the english city of birmingham, but the numbers were lower than in dresden. over the course of 2015, they had struggled to retain support. with dwindling attendances at weakly rallies, a leading local academic told me all that changed late last year. >> they have been reinvigorated by the ongoing and increasing and enormous immigration into germany starting last september. all the fears came true. all the statements of politicians, the paguedas would
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talk about the problems, they turned out to be wrong. >> reporter: but that analysis was not shared by several thousands opponents of paing eata who -- pageta who rally on saturday. germany's coalition government is broadly committed to the refugee policy, despite the hardening in public opinion. that policy will face a serious examination when three key states hold parliamentary elections next month haitis outgoing president michel martelly struck a deal with parliament to form an interim government less than a day before he was due to step down. it paves the way for elections in april, and it's hoped it will calm weeks of violent protest calling on him to leave office. he's been ruling by decree since jan. we have more from haiti's
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capital port-au-prince. >> reporter: the president and the parliament may have come to an agreement, but the political crisis is far from over. we are a couple of blacks away from the presidential palace. you are looking at the remnants of a massive protest. thousands of people took to the streets to voice their opposition not only to martelly, but the entire political process under way. police at one point fired a water canon. one person was arrested. this is the agreement that president martelly, after a five year term, and the parliament have come to. on april 24th, there'll be a presidential run-off. that president will take power in may. before that happens though the parliament in the meantime will elect an interim president. the opposition is completely opposed to this. they believe that martelly is corrupt and his allies in the parliament were elected in a fraudulent manner, an idea
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bandied about by the opposition is that the supreme court president would become the interim president instead. this is the remnant of the protests earlier. we have been speaking to young men with pent up frustration, there was little progress that trickled down to them. there's no jobs, lack of basic services and they are fed up. on sunday, martelly is expected to appear with the parliament to make the announcement of this agreement, happening on sunday is carnival. you can see the grand stand set up and the parade on the street. martelly said he would appear on a float to say farewell. what remains unknown and what will happen on sunday, when so many hatians disagree with the disagreementment in the united states, republican dehli hopefuls held
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their last debate before voters in the state of new hampshire choose their favoured canned daylight. marco rubio, whose popularity was growing, was given the hardest time at the event hosted by the u.s. network a.b.c. >> dr ben carson come out on the stage, he's standing there as well. >> reporter: bizarre opening with candidates seemingly wandering on the stage. donald trump was back after missing the debate in i or, the front-runner in new hampshire was not the initial targets. that was marco rubio. the placing in iowa has given him momentum, and now seen as a threat to others. >> that's what washington d.c. does, a drive by shot at the beginning with incorrect information, the memorized 20 second speech. the thing is this, when you are president of the united states, when you memorized the speech where you talk about how a great america is at the end of it
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doesn't solve a problem for any person. concern at the news for a nuclear miss ail launch. the launch sa result of failures of the first clinton administration. the clinton administration led the world in relaxing sanctions against north korea, billions of dollars flowed into north korea in change for promises not to build nuclear weapons, we are seeing foreshadowioing of where we will be with iran. >> trump provoked boos. >> let me talk quiet. [ crowd boos ] >> a lot of times - a lot of time... ..that's all of his donors and special interest out there. >> reporter: the candidates were asked if they'd bring back waterboarding, a practice president obama banned as torture. >> i wouldn't bring it back in a widespread use.
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>> it was used sparingly, congress changed the laws, where we stand is the appropriate place. >> i'd bring back waterboarding and a hell of a lot worse. >> the story going into the debate was about marco rubio's momentum, how he did well in iowa and new hampshire. chris christie and others dachged him. maybe not too much. but enough. >> we thank the people of manchester newhampshire. the candidates chased votes, support and the dream of success. >> south and central american countries are on high alert as the zika virus spread. in guatemala. the response is relatively subdued as mercedes reports. >> inside a house in antiqua, health workers sprayed for mosquito. a few doors away a case of zika,
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denga was reported. fumigation and standing homes where zika breathe was not easy when they don't under the importance of the work. >> translation: sometimes people will not let us into their houses because of the level of insecurity in guatemala. they are reluctant to let us in. community participation is clo. >> 105 cases of zeeka have been confirmed. countries like columbia stepped up public ararns campaigns -- awareness campaigns, guatemala has not. in areas we visited. there were no leaflets or postas with information inside. the health ministry told al jazeera, they don't have the resources to pay for printed materials. it was this week that a zika alert appeared on the main page.
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ministry's website. guatemala's sunday have do depend media for guidance. >> in the hospital there's no information. there are mayor's offices, and they should hand out information and fume gait like they used to. >> hospital staff said they relied on patient visit to get the word out. >> people with symptoms can come to a health center. medical star can internal the case, and rule out that it is not dengue fever. >> analysts worry if cases were to reach levels seen in other countries, guatemala would be unable to cope. >> the health system is not prepared to approach this type of situation. corruption had an impact on government resources and its
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capacity to deal with these kinds of situations. with people in guatemala's 22 department, the danger is there. the question is how the government will respond if the threat becomes a reality chinese communities across the world are getting ready to mark the lunar new year on monday. people are hoping the year of the monkey will bring better fortune after a year of economic turmoil. predictions from the fortune tellers are not looking good. >> the chinese new year market is an indicator of how bad things are. the school that rented the stall so people can learn about business is paying 30% less. people have lessmany to spend. for masters of the chinese art of predicting the future, it's time to take stock.
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this past year, the year of the goat was predicted to be good for negotiations. some fortune tellers point to a deal with iran, but a troubled year in the west. >> the worse spot is europe. you have problems, you have economic crisis. and terrorist attacks. >> for hong kong and china, the past year will be remembered for economic woes. many will be glad to see the back of the goat. stock market turbulence and an economic downturn had an impact on hong kong. investors should not expect the monning which be behaved. we ties like the animal. they love mischievous acts. because of that we think the coming year, it will be a little uncontrollable. as much luck as fortune sticks
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will provide. all of the temples are doing good business as people seek good health and prosperity for the year that begins. . >> it's not a hope for me to get a decent job. >> translation: don't invest too much in the coming year, that's my opinion. >> reporter: economically battered, people are braced for whatever the monkey will throw at them coming up next. sanaa with the sport. will it be the panthers or the broncos who will be smiling after super bowl 50. stay with us. stay with us.
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time for the sport with sanaa, it's super bowl sunday. >> a few hours away from the biggest show in town. the best is getting ready to take on the best offense in super bowl 50. >> the carolina panthers will face the broncos. cam newton has been the key and been named the valuable player. his counterpart is in his fourth super bowl with a zoebglobal tv audien it's the biggest day in american sport. now in the fifth day, we have this report from san francisco.
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american football is more than a sport. it's a celebration. it's a chance chons for fans to test the skills. even for the teams doing battle for super bowl sunday. >> the name of the game is defense. it's a disek aid few suspected. 87-year-old jerry green is one of two journalists that's been to two super bowls that have been seen so far. it's chaotic. the first was sedate. it's civilisation. one number.
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if i can say that. for the americans, it's our biggest scoring mest. >> advertisers paid $5 34i8ion for 30 second melbournes. all that revenue shared among players and the football league makes for huge profitsment the league reinvests to improve the sport. to sum up the approach, i would say this. i would say get better, that's our goal. everything we do, every day we work, we would work to get better in every way. that's what our teams do, that's what the teams will do. hours, days before the games begin, the party gets under way. the city that has, shall we say, mixed feelings about hosting the big sports event. >> some say the public costs of hosting the game, security,
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maintenance, overcrowding outweigh the benefits in a city that has one of the most visible homeless populations in the country. >> san francisco has an eviction crisis, an affordability crisis. we should be using taxpayer dollars to solve the issues, not pay for a party for the rich. >> super bowl 50 may be crowded, expensive and glitzy, the fans love it. it's the climax of the football season. they are ready to seek it in again the english premier league still has a very unsuspected look about it. let's have ta look at the table. lester are top of the table, five clear after the win at the etihad stadium. tottenham are second after the win against watford. arsenal are taking on bournemouth later on sunday.
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the gunners need to win that one to maintain the title bid i didn't really look at the table because we are - you can say many, five, six, makes it interesting for you. and for us. even if we would love is to be a bit less interesting. but it is the case. we have to deal with that. it would be five or six teams. >> the winner of the african nations championship will be decided in a few hours time. the democratic republic of mali played the final. women's football is gaining ground. >> the african nation's
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championship has given the highest ever profile. the winner of the team is struggling for attention. the side played their first official game two weeks ago. the whole whimmer aren are expected -- the role women are changing is expected to change. after the war, leaving 1 million dead, the adult population is 70% time aim. women are beginning to make their voices herd. felicity has spent the last 20 years campaigning for equality in football. women have not been given a chance to speak of the ideas, and the ideas are hidden under the table. ideas are out. they have a woman in position. women's right are enshrined in the country's constitution. 60% of those in parliament are women. the biggest proportion anywhere
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in the world. it's taking time for the high political profile to be reflected in sports. >> the experiences of the national team's coach provide an insight into how much has had to change. >> i started when i had like 12 years. like with the men. but after finishing playing, it was bad for me. whenever i shot home. my parents started to miss me. >> many club teams make funds available to pay for young players education has been a factor in helping parents accept their daughter's choices. >> football has been good to me. right now i'm at university, and the reason i'm there is not because my parents paid for me, but because of football, the team i played for paid for all my education. >> this season the national
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league expanded from 12-16 teams, and more schools than ever are giving boys and girls a sporting chance. >> the other days. there are young girls, you go to clean the classroom. you have to have the parents at home, you have to do the cooking or whatever. now that has stopped. girls do sports, boys do sport. to host a tournament for women, it looks like a realistic target. >> that's all the sport for me. of course the build up to the super bowl 50. thank you so much. >> stay with us on al jazeera. more world news coming up in the next half hour. live on the border where tens of thousands of refugees are massing as te intend to flee a -- as they intend to flee a government offensive. stay with us, we are back after
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