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this is al jazeera. this is the news hour live from london. coming up in the next 60 minutes. the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. describes north korea's long range rocket launch as a direct threat. a growing humanitarian crisis along syria's border with turkey. thousands of refugees have gathered and ankara says it will not abandon them. an interim president is reached
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in haiti but not everyone is satisfied. we're in rio where even the zika virus can't put a dampener on carnival. >> reporter: i'm with all the day's sports. 50 years on we ask how the super bowl got so big. we will be live ahead tof america's most popular sporting event first, to the u.n. where the security council has strongly condemned pyongyang long range rocket launch. north korea state tv said a rocket carrying an earth satellite had been put into orbit. it has provoked condemnation from many countries. following an emergency meeting the security council said
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pyongyang had violated four separate u.n. resolutions. the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. described the launch as a direct threat and is rallying the council to take an aggressive response. >> pyongyang claims it launched what it called a peaceful earth observation is the light. nobody is fooled-- satellite, but nobody is fooled. it uses the same technology as ballistic missiles which are expressly prohibited by multiple security council resolutions. we're looking forward to expeditiously consulting with our colleagues in the coming days and we will be looking to all council members to unite around a swift and aggressive response to the dprk's repeated violations that constitute this very direct threat to global peace and security our correspondent has been tracking development in new york. he joins us live now from the
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united nations. strong worth from sam an that powell, but any indication of what the response will be by the security council now? >> reporter: it is clear that they think that simply a statement condemning this is certainly not going to be enough. they're talking now about another security council resolution. there has already been four on the table that this launch violated all four of those. so i don't want a resolution which is being worked on in the coming days and weeks, we're told, there's an understanding that there could very potentially be more sanctions, but, again, there are already a long list of sanctions that are against north korea right now. so the real challenge by diplomats here at the united nations is to figure out what more they can do in the coming days and week to try to convince pyongyang to stop because
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clearly everything that has been done so far has fallen on deaf ears. we heard from all sorts of ambassadors after the meeting. the meeting was a closed private meeting. we heard from the french am bar dor who said-- ambassador that it can no long be action and another said there should be strong and swift response. the key country on the security council related to north korea, yes, that's china, the chinese ambassador did not formally speak to journalists at the podium, but we were throwing him a question as he left. we asked him about the meeting. all he would say was that china is working on a new resolution with the security council and he said we hope that it reduces tensions to help maintain peace and security in the region. so a little vague. what is key about what china has to say about this is because china will be instrumental in
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deciding on the security council how far they go in this new resolution they're working on and how far particularly they go on sanctions if they decide to go down that road because of north korea's isolation in the world, there has been some scepticism as to the effectiveness of sanctions. what are the options before the u.n. at this point when it comes to finding a way to influence north korea's behaviour? >> reporter: two words. not many. the security council is really in a difficult spot. you sort of sense that as you were hearing u.s. ambassador sam an that power talk. -- samantha power said. she said we will work beyond the sanctions already in place. there are a long list of them already in place. they might try to tighten those, might find more targeted sanctions, but again it's going to come down to china because in the past china has been very reticent to go very hard against
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their key ally north korea. we saw that just last month when there was a nuclear test in north korea. the security council condemned it. china condemned it in very strong terms, at least for a chinese stands point, but they were still negotiating on that resolution and that was weeks ago. now they've got this new crisis in their lap so it is a very difficult position. so they were trying to show unity that they are going to pursue stronger and swifter action. what that will entail only the coming days and week will we be able to find out thank you for that. that's the reaction of the international community. let's get more on the launch from the rocket itself and how it played out in north korea. harry faucet has been following
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those. >> reporter: north korea had brought its launch forward by a day and it wasn't wasting any time. two hours into the window the bright star satellite lifted off, all over seen by the country's young leader and relayed by the country's most famous reader. >> translation: a complete success in the lift off. it is a great event in developing the defense capabilities. >> reporter: a rocket that can launch a satellite can also carry a nuclear war head, even if this one, slow to fuel and hard to conceal, is far from the ideal weapon >> this system itself doesn't have military applications, but, nevertheless, some of the applications, some of the technologies, some of the systems and subsystems they
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could use for the military programs. >> reporter: south korea's president immediately called the launch an unacceptable provocation. >> translation: recognising the threat by north korea as a threat to the international community and world peace, the security council should quickly come up with strong sanctions. >> reporter: she also announced that they will begin having discussions with the u.s. that's a signal not just to north korea by china. beijing is opposed to the launch of a system. they're trying to pressurize china to get tough on its ally. >> reporter: park geun-hye has made the pursuit of success and the viable nuclear women the guiding of his rude. in pyongyang on sunday there was celebration. this launch comes at the start of the lunar new year and just
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days before the birthday of the current leader's late father now on the deteriorating humanitarian situation in syria. government forces backed by russian air power has been intensifying their campaign against rebels in aleppo. thousands have fled the area. it is not clear how many are at the border crossings. estimates vary between 10 and 35,000. aid trucks from turkey have been delivering supplies from the syria side but ankara is not letting the refugees in. there are also 350,000 civilians living in rebel-related areas around aleppo itself. there are fears for their safety. a food and water crisis is looming. >> reporter: the border may be
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closed for people but we've seen a steady line of trucks coming in and out all day. we've seen streel structures on-- steel structures on the back of trucks which appears to be scaffolding material for tents. we've been told around 10,000 people are on the other side of the border. they are registering them because there is a security issue. they say they're prepared to deal with them. it is incredibly cold at night. there are no plans at the moment to open this border, but we did hear from the turkish president today. he did say that he expected a potential of 70,000 people to come over the next few days and weeks if this continues. that is showing no signs of letting up. if need be turkey would be opening up the borders, but at the moment they remain closed the syrian government
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offensive is aleppo is entering its second week. the army has managed to take rebel territory and disrupt supply lines. >> reporter: the air strikes are intense. the aim of the syrian government is to weaken the defenses of the opposition before ground forces move in. this is on the only route in and out of rebel-held districts inside the divide city. >> translation: the ray jaem already cut off the roads. for now the only life line for the rebels is a crossing. if the ray jaem takes that, there will be no way to send reinforcements. >> reporter: it is one of two crossing the opposition controls along the turkish border. it is not far from the south where the government and allies have been on the offensive. the syrian government and its
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backer russia have made clear they will not accept any ceasefire until the border is sealed. they're trying to make that happen. the offensive in the province of aleppo is not just about laying siege to the opposition controlled districts in the city. it is about recapturing syria's border with turkey. the only border crossing with turkey under the government colonel is under kasab, which is in latakia where there has been a major government offensive. the government and its allease are not the only forces on the ground fighting for the border. >> the kurdish party, the y.p.g. and the p.k.k. have pushed forward. they are gone to the border crossing. >> reporter: it is now a place of refuge for the thousands who have escaped from the offensive.
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it is just a few kilometers from the crossing. government troops are not far. neither are the fighters. it is not clear whether they are actively cooperating, but it is clear that all sites are battling for control of the border the united arab emirits are saying they are ready to send troops to fight i.s.i.l. the government in damascus has warned it will regard any attempt to send troops as a hostile act. a security analyst who founded the institute for near eastern golf military analysis in dubai and says it's a clear commitment by the u.a.e. >> it's more or less a declaration of intent and it comes in light of the recent
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developments in syria whereby we saw russia and allies and militias make a strong push in the north and the south against opposition forces which led to the failure of the talks in geneva. this is now raising suspicion that the intervention in syria by the russians is not about fighting i.s.i.l., it is about saving the regime and even more there is more to come for you on the news hour. a search continues for survivors of taiwan's earthquake. 130 people are still missing. >> the american dream, you can be whatever you want to be. >> reporter: we meet the presidential hopeful you've probably never heard of.
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>> reporter: i'm it at the appearry can nation's champion ship in rwanda finding out if women's football can keep pace with the men's game. e. haiti's president martelly is due to step down. the move keeps the country from plunging into a power vacuum after last month's election was postponed amid fears of violence. the run-off election is scheduled for april 24. our correspondent joins us from the capital. what do we know about the potential successor to martelly? >> reporter: not a whole lot, but let me point out something that the president, his term is officially over. after five years as president here. this was supposed to be a
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celebratory day as he handed over power to an elected successor. that is not happening. there was supposed to be a very big carnival celebration which also is not happening. the opposition is very upset about what has taken place. they are concerned there will be violence tonight. you asked about a possible successor. in the next five days the parliament is going to elect an interim president. then as you mentioned there is a timetable in april for presidential elections to take place. the winner will take power in mid-may. the opposition is very reluctant to buy into not only the process ahead but also the timetable. if history is a guide, things will necessarily run as mentioned. in 2004 the president was forced from power and there wasn't a government in place until 2006, so it was two years in recent
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history where there was a transitional government we know that the country has been racked by violence and instability over the past year. what are the immediate challenges facing martelly's successor? >> reporter: there's a lot of problems. the economy is not doing well, there's a lot of anger among people. we were at a protest last evening and people complained about lack of basic services, about widespread corruption and, of course, no jobs. one of the big concerns here is that the entire electoral process is rife with fraud. that's one of the big issues the opposition is upset about. one of the reasons they're not buying into this proposal by the parliament and the president to elect an interim president is because they believe that the elections that put these parliament members in power were
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also fraudulent. so what they want, the opposition wants first off is for an independent commission to come in and investigate the previous elections and also to monitor the ones coming up, and then hopefully as an ambassador of the e.u. told me the government can be in place and start addressing the very real day-to-day concerns that haitians have thank you for that. moving to taiwan now. rescue workers there are continuing to pull survivors of the rubble of collapsed building in the southern city of tainan. an earthquake on saturday brought a number of buildings to the ground. at least 32 people are known to have died. >> reporter: as they work further down into the ruins, conditions for the rescue teams are getting harder. hang in there they shout, we will soon get you out.
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>> translation: people are trapped in very small spaces and we can't use machinery down there. we mostly dig with our hands. >> reporter: around the site friends and relatives have been waiting for news. this man is looking for his father and younger brother. he believes rescuers have been looking in the wrong place and urges them to look again. this woman is looking for her three month old baby who was being cared for by her sister. she still can't understand what happened. >> translation: it's the construction company's fault. other buildings didn't collapse like this one. >> reporter: many are saying the complex was poorly designed and poorly built.
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in their language it is called the tofu building, which simply when shook toppled over. these are tin cans that have been used in place of concrete on at least several floors. media have been focusing on how the building was altered with the ground floor turned into commercial space that may have weakened it further. of equal concern is how the authorities in this quake prone area in taiwan didn't prevent such alterations. >> translation: the local prosecutor's office are doing a full investigation and they 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 survivors algeria's parliament has passed a new resolution that
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aims to change the system. they will change democracy. more than a third of adults in the u.s. say they are neither republican nor democrat. the majority of americans have told polsters they want a third political party. >> reporter: anyone born in the u.s. has the right to run for president. it's in the bill of rights. this restauranteur is listed for the running in 2016. can you become president? >> that's ail challenge and that's why i'm here. they want regular citizens governing our country. we have to change the situation.
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if a hard working american can become, it will be good. >> reporter: the promise in the american dream long ago disappeared. election after election has shown that only a few can viably run for the office. >> we need a new way forward here that is not bought and paid for by predatory banks, by fossil fuel giants and by war profiters for funding the current system. >> reporter: jill steen was a candida candidate. even if a third party navigates 50 sets of electoral rules to get on each state's ballot, tvs are indifferent or hostile. they're alleging in court that
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the commission is rigged to ensure only two parties are heard. third parties hope that social media, which has proved effective in bringing issues like race, inequality in the main steam. >> we didn't know the berlin wall was going to come down and it did. we didn't know a lot of things didn't happen. things do eventually change. >> reporter: for the greens the forthcoming election is notable because bernie sanders' platform is similar to theirs. the establishment will ensure he is not the nominee. even if he is, he would be just one man against a powerful democratic machinery opposed to his goals >> it's like helping a friend break up from an abusive relationship. how long will you keep making excuses for a political party forcing you off the cliff.
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>> reporter: there is one third party, the bile i don't know air bloomberg-- billionaire. >> that is perfecto in report there we heard from the green party candidate jill stein. we caught up with her at a rally. >> reporter: there is attention paid to the horse, was marco rubio humiliated, donald trump more subdued, hillary clinton likeable? the people gathered here at the we the people convention, all of that is pretty irrelevant because as far as they're concerned the entire system has been bought. it doesn't make a difference who is a democratic or republican. jill stein was the nomination for the green party last time around. she hopes to be this time this year.
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how do you fight against such vested interests who are trying to make sure that things don't change. >> exactly. in my mind it is about getting organized and recognising the power that we have. for example, there are 43 million young people and not so young people who are locked into debt. that is enough to actually win this race. we are the only campaign that will actually abolish student de debt. it's about time to bail out the students. we could effectively take over this election. in the words of alice walker, the biggest way people give up power is by not knowing we have it to start with. we have the majority. we have the wind in our back. it's all about our developing a political foundation that's not going to disappear from one election to the next. the social movement needs a political voice in the form of the green party. >> reporter: the polls suggest many of those young people
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wanting change are going to bernie sanders in the democratic party. >> i don't want to be critical and i'm supportive of what he is trying to do inside the democratic party. what i disagree with is that you can have a revolution inside a counter revolutionary party. the democratic party has a kill switch which they use to seb at that stage campaigns bike bernie sanders. -- sabotage. this is how they use corporate money, but bill clinton is gathering up the super delegates to make sure hillary clinton has the majority of safety. we don't want to just have a good campaign that then gets devoured into hillary clinton's campaign and at the end of the day i don't think we want to pledge allegiance to a political party that fundamentally is
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committed to a war budget which is devastating us economically and morally to a war to terror, to privatizing our schools system and to continuing a state of debt. >> reporter: thank you very much. there seems to be a rebellion brewing here and elsewhere around the country stay with us. still ahead on this news hour, the widening cracks in europe. how severe drought is bringing misery to south africa. details of a dramatic finish in dubai for the golf classic. sic. >> from rural midwest to war-torn mideast.
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she went for the money and found a greater calling...
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>> even though we're in here, we're still human. >> how harsh conditions affect people on both sides of the bars. >> why did scott take his own life? >> the jail. >> some people might be scared to speak out but i'm not. i'm telling the truth. welcome back. the u.n. security council has condemned the north korea's rocket launch describing it as a
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direct threat. turkey says it might open its gates to the thousands of syrians stranded on the border but only in the veept of an extraordinary crisis. the haiti government agrees on an interim leader just hours before president martelly is due to step down. this week on al jazeera we're taking a closer look at growing signs of disunity within the european union. the unprecedented surge of refugees has only highlighted divisions. there has been support for far right movement increased. it is made up of poland and hungary. there are concerns that his hard-line policies is feeding islamaphobia.
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>> reporter: in the studios of the radio they're never quite sure whether the next broadcast will be their last. openly critical of the government the station has lost most of its advertising and it its frequencies reduced >> i have the fear that these guys believe that first of all they can do what they want, they are so full of hatred, they hate their so-called enemies. they believe that everybody who does not think the same way as they do are the enemies. >> reporter: in parts of central and eastern europe amongst members of the european union the politics of nationalism is taking route. here the president is due to his take cue from putin. as former foreign minister it is explained. >> he confessed that his models
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are put in from other successful leaders. the biggest danger of this model is getting attractive for others. why not to use it? >> reporter: poland does appear to be doing just that, restricting judicial and media freedoms and with slovakia and the czech republic it is doing that. refugees packed here previously and now they're gone. they have cleansed their border, sealed with razor wire. the prime minister says he is defending europe's christian values against the mainly muslim
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refugees. the country's small resident muslim community has noted a rise in hate crimes and death threats as a result. >> translation: the government communicated the immigration equals the arrival of islamic into the country. if you repeat something often enough, people will believe it. >> reporter: i put those concerns to the government's chief spokesman. >> it is not anti religious. integration of muslim people in western europe is unsuccessful. when you call out detention to the fact that this is the case in most countries for the case. then you talk about reality. >> reporter: what the government calls reality, others call islamphobia we report on monday how
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britain could soon vote to leave the e.u. and see the rise of the refugee crisis as a threat to the continent. don't miss it here on monday. a second autopsy on the body of an italian student killed in egypt is found he suffered inhuman animal like violence. his battered corpse was found near a highway nine days after he was reported missing. the victim's body showed signs of a brutal beating and torture. in iraq 15 people have been reported killed while trying to escape from a village each of the city. security forces say i.s.i.l. planted roadside bombs. the army has been trying to clear the area of fighters as imran khan reports from baghdad. >> reporter: it is an act, perhaps more symbolic than
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strategic, but for the iraqi army it is important. after a month of fighting it has entered the last neighborhood in ramadi and cleared it of i.s.i.l. fighters. >> translation: it is now completely liberated. now we are removing bombs from the streets and houses and moving civilians. >> reporter: moving is a big job. the relief at being able to leave is clear. >> translation: i.s.i.l. treated us badly. they held us for three days and ordered us to leave our houses and then rigged them with explosives. >> translation: our life was dire, we had no food and medicines and we were under siege from all sides. we had to make do with the little food we had. they are now been taken to the west of ramadi. the iraqi army still has to
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secure the area. its soldiers are going from house to house to set up defensive positions. there are pockets of i.s.i.l. fighters further east of the ramadi. we have seen i.s.i.l. fighters mount attacks on positions that the army says they have secured, particularly in the north of ramadi in recent days. those attacks look likely to continue because i.s.i.l. still control parts of the countryside and that still makes them a threat. imran khan spanish police have arrested seven people suspected of sending money and bomb making material to fighters in syria and iraq. five of the suspects were spaniards of syrian, jordainian and moroccan descent. pro-government forces in yemen have made territorial gains in the capital.
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loyaltyists backed by a bashar al-assad coalition says they're sending more reinforcements in a new push to capture the rebel which fell to houthi rebels in 2014. >> reporter: special forces retake coastal areas in this province and advanced to the port city which is a shia houthi rebel stronghold. it is also home to yemen's biggest oil refinery and its sea port is crucial for their exports. they still have troops stationed in the area. losing the city and its sea port is likely to undermine their chances of getting supplies of weapons from abroad. >> translation: we are making gains in the province, particularly here. the army is going to be tight yepping the group on the coastal province. they will make sure the houthis
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won't receive weapons any more from iranians. >> reporter: the fighting in the coastal areas continues and pro-government troops are on the move. they're now in control of an area a few kilometers from the capital sanaa. this is where the future of the city may be decided. special forces loyal to the president have led siege on a military base on the city's outskirt. the push by government loyaltyists is a significant development since the houthis took over sanaa in 204. backed by a saudi-led coalition these fighters say they are determined to continue the fight until their rivals surrender or face defeat. the coalition has intensified its air strikes hoping to force the houthis into retreat, but the shia rebels and former
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president remain defiant. they say they are determined to fight to defend the areas that control the areas five of south africa's nine provinces have been declared disaster areas. the drought caused by the el nino pattern is hitting farmers hard. a report on one of the worst hit zones. >> reporter: it's south africa's worst drought in more than 20 years. this farmer has been growing maize on this land for more than five decades, as his father and grandfather did before him. >> translation: there has never been a time that there has not been maize in december. we could not try planting seepdz. it has been dryer than ever >> reporter: he says it's
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costing farmers more than 600 million dollars in costs. the production has dropped by a third. south africa will have to import three million tons of maize to feed the country this year. >> translation: all of a sudden africa is in a drought. due to the exchange rate, it will be very expensive to import the staple. >> reporter: the government is spending 90 million dollars on made for struggling farmers and say they will need to start using different methods to adopt to changing weather patterns. >> we can't continue relying on the culture. we need to put more funding so that we can build our capacity to put most of our production on irrigation, which would mean new infrastructure. currently we produce more.
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>> reporter: it means entire communities are affected by the drought. not far from the farm is the community of senegal. people have not had water for more than four months. they rely on these water tanks installed by private donors. people here say they have had no other way of surviving. >> the water we have is not enough for the community. we are in crisis, especially for schools because kids are there at schools, drinking water. it is difficult. >> translation: it is very painful because we don't have water, but i'm comforted by the fact that there has been a little rain. >> reporter: national water gains hope to bring some relief too those affected by the draught-- campaigns. many farmers will see their livelihoods disappear still to come this hour,
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with the chinese new year just hours away, will the year of monkey bring better fortune after a year of economic turmoil. in sport the panthers and the broncos practice their winning smiles ahead of superbowl 50. 50.
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welcome back. brazil is facing the worst recession in decades and one of the worst health emergencies in recent memory. the zika born virus are not
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stopping people taking to the street in carnival. >> reporter: a crowd of an estimated 100,000 jumps and sings to the interlocutory indicating music-- intoks indicating music-- intoxicating music. it is the loudest, longest and largest street party in the world. nothing can stop it. not brazil's economic recession and not even an epidemic of the zika virus. >> translation: it is part of the brazilian soul. brazil is brazil. >> reporter: during carnival the entire country comes to a standstill except for people's feet to the rhythm of zam ba. it is all over the country, rain or shine, in sickness and in health, people are trying to put
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aside their troubles and party for an entire week as though there were no tomorrow. in north-eastern brazil where the zika virus has been hit hardest and is thought to be linked to thousands of birth defects, carnival is providing much needed cheer. it is a tradition cultivated from cradle to tomb. >> translation: life goes on. even when we have problems we have to continue singing and dancing. >> reporter: using one's imagination. back in rio nothing seems to be too wild. this woman came as her idol. >> we have to forget the problems that we have and enjoy. >> reporter: and that's what's worrying health officials. the zika virus has been found in saliva, so they are cautioning people to refrain from the popular tradition of kissing
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strangers. it is a thing many are forgetting during this week when everything except having fun seems to be forgotten it's time for all your sport. >> reporter: thank you so much. the panthers are getting ready to take on the broncos in the super bowl 50 with an expected global tv audience of 190 million fans. it's well established as the biggest day in american sport. cam newton was named the mvp. it could be the final game of his career. daniel lak joins us. less than two hours now before kick-off, what's the atmosphere there? >> reporter: it's building.
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everyone is it getting ready for this game. they have been getting ready all week. right here i'm at the family neighborhood party just outside levi stadium. you can see it in the distance. there will be party scenes like this all over the country as people gather at barbeques, stand around outside, especially here in california. it is a great dpa for the day. it is high security and a lot of people have showed up early. there are other parties going on around us. everybody is waiting for the football. >> reporter: advertisers are paying five million dollars for 30-second commercials. is it all worth it? >> reporter: that's the big question every year because the price goes up every year. so absolutely. i have to say a long list of iconic u.s. and global products are advertised during evidence super bowel. it is a mini film festival of
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ads. they get hollywood producers and directors involved, so people must think it's worth it. so much money comes into this sport through advertising. not just in this game but throughout the season. it is one of the richest sports in the world. at the the players make incredible salaries. the teams are well off. they inject huge amounts of money into their communities. the san francisco 49ers play here, but most people are 49ers fans and they say maybe next year. >> reporter: who are the media saying the ones to win this? we seem have to lost him. we will get him a bit later. barcelona have opened up a three point league. they beat levante. real madrid has won as well
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thanks to goals from two. they move to 50 points. man chess tear united manager has responded to suggestions that the club is trying to replace him. his outburst following the draw with chelsea. >> you are inventing a story and then i have to answer that question. i don't answer this question and i shall repeat myself every week. i have to say that you are getting the sack tomorrow. what is your name? then i can announce the name also. look at your wife, maybe you have children. or nephew or something like that. >> reporter: the result leaves man chess tear united down in
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fifth. arsenal have moved up to third after a two nil win. >> of course, for two reasons. we had four games without a win. when you play at the top, but your confidence drops a little bit and leicester running away and us playing them next week to make the game interesting, it was very important for us to win today. >> reporter: democratic republic of congo has won the championship. while this event has been all that the men's game, women's football in the host country is gaining ground. >> reporter: the african nation's championship have given
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rwandan football the highest ever profile. the women's team is still struggling for attention. they played their first official game just two years ago. after the genocide of 1994 which left around one million rwandans dead, the country's adult population was almost 70% female. women began to make their voices heard. this woman has spent the last 20 years campaigning for equality in football. >> the women have great ideas because they had not been given a chance to speak out their ideas and their ideas were always hidden under the table. now that their ideas are out, they find that having a woman in a position is a great idea. >> reporter: women's rights are now enshrined in the country's
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constitution. it is 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 12 years, i played with the men, but after finishing playing it was bad for me because whenever i got home, my parents started to beat me. >> reporter: many teams make funds available to play for their young players' education has been one factor for families to accept their daughters' choices. >> translation: football has been good to me. i'm at university and i'm not there because my parents paid for me, but my team has paid for my education
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>> reporter: this team the league expanded from 12 to 16 teams. >> the other day with sports, they could have these young girls, you go to clean the classroom and help the parn at home, do some cooking and whatever, but now that has stopped. girls do sports. >> reporter: to host an africa wide tournam ent for women in rwanda looks like a positive target. >> reporter: the defending champion mcelroy was behind the english man. he finished on 19 under par, a shot clear from andy sullivan. willett wins and it is his fourth title. >> it's funny.
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it was obviously i had to step back and refocus on the good line. i ju i've been good all week to play top gulf along with that. >> reporter: that's all your sport for now. it's now back to you thank you. chinese communities across the world are preparing to mark the start of the new lunar year on monday. people are hoping the year of the monkey will bring better fortune after a year of economic turmoil, but as our correspondent reports predictions are for more of the same. >> reporter: the chinese new year market is a good indicator of how bad things are. the school that rents this stall every year so people can learn about business is paying 30% less for it. people have less money to spend.
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>> actually lower price items, cheap items does much better. >> reporter: for masters of the chinese art of predicting the further, it is time to take stock. this past year, the year of the goat, was to be good for negotiations. some people point to the nuclear deal with iran, but a troubled year in the west. >> there was a spot in europe, you have refugee problem, you have economic crisis and terrorist attacks. >> reporter: for hong kong and china the past year will be remembered for its economic woes. many will be glad to see the back of the goat. a downturn in hong kong, but investors shall not expect the monkey to be better behaved >> on one hand we love this animal back-up on the other hand we dislike the an ma'am because they have mischievous acts and sometimes they may be uncontrollable. because of that we think the
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coming year, the year for the monkey, will also be a little bit uncontrollable. >> reporter: better get as much luck get as incense sticks provide. >> my hope to get a good job, decent job >> translation: don't invest too much in the coming year. >> reporter: people are braced for whatever the money key will throw at them-- monkey will throw at them more on that story and everything else we've been covering on this program, this is where you need to go there you will find comment and analysis and video on demand, blogs from our correspondents and background on all of those stories. that is our hour, but i will
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