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>> this is al jazeera. >> hello everyone i'm felicity barr and welcome to the newshour live from london. coming up in the next 60 minutes. turkey says it will admit 30,000 people amassed at the turkey-syrian border when necessary. a young girl is pulled from a taiwanese apartment block.
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milkily disclose earnings and tax bills in europe packaged blgeurope.and bangladesh coveru. >> and i'll be here with all the day's sport including the denver broncos are crowned super bowl champions. >> hello, we begin in syria where new refugee camps are being built to house the thousands of people who fled fighting around aleppo, where government and opposition forces are locked in a battle for control. turkey's prime minister says refugees will be allowed to cross, quote, when necessary. at talks in ankara, he and the
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syrian prime minister agreed, not just appalled but horrified at the suffering coughe caused s air strikes. boats sank when trying to cross from syria to greece. >> the german chancellor came here with a clear message for turkey, stem the refugee flow into europe but turkey isn't expected to do it alone. >> translator: if illegal means are reduced or stopped, we have to find legal means to reduce burden-sharing. >> how it will be done remains up clear. in a joint press conference with chancellor davutoglu, news came that at least 30 syrians died
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when trying to make that exact same crossing. humanitarian crisis once again close to turkey's borders. tens of thousands of syrians of fleeing, following the government's campaign to take back the city of aleppo. the border with turkey is clos closed, the injured are allowed in. >> i swear, i saw people sleeping on the roads. hungry, there's no food, nothing at all. >> reporter: turkey says it will allow them in if necessary and it is providing for them where they are. that solidarity was highlighted by prime minister davutoglu but there is a bigger issue that needs to be addressed. >> we will stand by our syrian brothers but not in the face of masmassacres. these assaults on aleppo must
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stop immediately. >> reporter: these days, it's keeping its border shut for now but all this diplomatic talk may prove senseless, thousands of desperate people will have no chase but to leave. stefanie dekker, on the turkey-syria border. just explain zeina khodr, if you would, how close the syrian forces are to that turkey border. >> reporter: well, they're right now approximately 25 kilometers south of that border. and what they want to do is reach the border in order to weaken the opposition, choke the opposition, and deny then a life line. the turkish border has been a life line. in order to advance, in order to reach they are going to have to capture tel rifat, a main rebel
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strong hold. it is heavily fortified and opposition last promised to fight back. russian air strikes intense russian air strikes, they can't really hold the ground, because they don't have any antiaircraft missiles to confront bombardment. the rebels are also facing another enemy on the ground, the ypg, the kurdish force, the ypg has managed to capture a number of towns. and they too are not too far from tel rafat and not too far from the border. this is the situation on the ground as the government tries to move further north, trying to lay siege to the eastern portion of aleppo city under the control of the rebels. there is a fuel shortage in syria. so the people living in the opposition-controlled east of aleppo city have begun to
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ration. they are preparing for the possibility of a siege. already supply license have been disrupted 50 government's offensive. -- disrupted by the government's offensive. the city relies on pumping wells for water. >> there has been a rise in the cost of basic goods, rebels are profiting. we don't have enough supplies, what we have is only enough a few days. >> reporter: it is not known how many of the 300,000 people in the east that have left. but there are those who are too poor to even pay for a ride out. a siege would only cause more suffering in a city devastated by years of war. the syrian government and its allies have still not managed to lay siege to the rebel controlled east of aleppo city. the only opposition is coming under heavy air strikes. russian air power has also allowed the government to advance towards the border with
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turkey. they have expanded their control entering town after town as they try to reach the main rebel stronghold of tel riffat 25 kilometers from the border. the rebels have been fighting back but on many fronts they have had to withdraw because of heavy rebel bombardment. they have started to believe azaz, the main place for recent offensive, azaz is a ten minute drive from the border. but there are those who have still not left hope. demanding a creation of a united aleppo army. >> translator: we are calling on commanders and those unite in aleppo else we tell you the people will remove you from power. >> reporter: they also had another message. the people of syria don't want bashar al-assad they chanted.
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it was a clear message from the heart land of the opposition that winning on the battlefield won't lead to peace. the government is trying to impose a military solution to this conflict. it wants the upper hand on the ground to have really leverage in any political negotiations but the opposition is just as defiant. yes, a lot of syrians are -- they feel frustrated and desperate and they are blaming the international community for abandoning them. but we did manage to speak to a lot of fsa commanders in aleppo city and they have promised to put up a fight. >> zeina khodr reporting. thanks zeina. i.s.i.l. has recently cut its fighters' pay by up to 50%. last month the u.s. hit an i.s.i.l. cash storage plant in mosul. the money i.s.i.l. makes from oil.
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canada has announced it will pull out all six of its jets from the u.s. coalition bombing iraq and syria. prime minister trudeau said air strikes were not effective in the long term. >> it is important to understand that while air strike operations can be very useful to achieve short term military and territorial gains, they do not on their own achieve long term stability for local communities. the canadian armed forces will now be allocating more military resource he to training iraqi security forces. we will be supporting and empowering local forces to take their fight directly to i.s.i.l, so that kilometer by kilometer, they can reclaim their homes, their land, and their future. >> u.n. investigators say several now detainees have been executed beaten to death or left to die during the war in syria. a report on the deaths on people
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held by the government they say detainees are dying on a scale amounting to a state policy of extermination of the civilian population. many have been tortured or abused by syrian security. civilians are arbitrarily arrested for supporting the opposition. >> the mass scale of deaths of detainees suggest the government of syria is responsible for access amount to examination is a crime against humanity because these deaths are brought about in pursuance to attack the civilian population. >> joining me is emad mahu, detained in syria in 2011. i understand you and you your father were both arrested and you ended up at a military
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intelligence headquarters in damascus in the capital. tell us what happened to both of you while you were there. >> good morning, thank you so much for hosting me today. back in 2011 i was part of the opposition rising in el zabadani. and we were leading all these against the government asking for our freedom and our human rights. one day i was actually -- i was on a wanted list. one day i was trying to see my father at his workplace and sick armed men with ak-47 came over and they walked into the place and arrested both me and my father. and before they led me an took us to damascus they took us to a nonfast somewhere close to el zabada isni where i was
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interrogated by a leader, i can't remember his name, they tried capture something very important when they arrested me there with my father. then they took both of us to damascus. then we were held in the capital in the middle of the capital there is like a security branch called the milt military affiliated branch. it is by the high education ministry in. over there we were held for like 80 days and basically the first day we walked in they took our pictures our fingerprints and they sent us to our own cells. they put me in a private cell for the whole of my time i spent there. my father was like in a different cell with other people. every day was like 60s of the cf the same routine. they tortured us they humiliated
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us they beat us, some of the tortures they urinated on my face, humiliating me like have the dominant power over me and they can do whatever they want. other days they used the electricity to torture me. and some day one day they broke my leg. and they throw me back in my cell my private cell and they let me suffer for like three or four days before i get any kind of treatment. and when they brought the doctor back to put a cast on my leg he had to break my leg again because my leg start to heal and it was really painful to break my heg twice. >> how dileg twice. >> sorry to interrupt but how did you cope to what was happening to you over those 80 days? >> i don't know, it's just a -- how can you repeat the question? sorry. >> i was just wondering just
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horrific the circumstances you found yourself in. i was wondering how you managed to cope with what was happening to you? >> in the course of the 80 days i was able to see my father like four times, not multiple times. i was able to see him during the interrogation itself, sometimes they put us next to each other. they kind of used this together because they're listening to us. and one day was really terrific, i mean like i was still terrified out of that day, i was still having back flashings from it. because i was not giving them enough information, i was not giving them any information they can use, they brought me to a room and then i found my father in front of me. he was on the ground, they blocked his eyes, he can't see me and they start to torture him in front of me. and the guy was like hitting my
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father, he urinated on him, just to show how much humiliating they can do to us. and that was really, really terrifying. i felt so bad, i wished i was dead before i see that happening to my father. and to be honest, like one of those past minutes i spoke to my dad. he told me one sentence. he was like you know what son, stay strong because they are weak. the only reason they are holding us here is because they know we're right. they know we're asking for our rights. they know this revolution is going to succeed. and the people have spoken and they are going to get what they want. so they are going to try whatever it takes them to prevent that from happening. just stay strong, give them what they want and eventually they will let us go. so my father was the strongest
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in this relation, to be honest. >> we really appreciate you reliving some of those awful experiences. thanks so much for being with us on the program. thank you. >> thank you. >> and still to come on this newshour, we're going to go on patrol with u.n. peace keepers in mali considered one of the most dangerous missions in the world. find out what happened when a leopard wandered into a school in southern india. plus. >> i have to say you are cutting the sack tomorrow. >> manchester united hits out at suggestions he's at risk to being replaced. blis first, the greek coast guad says more than 2,000 refugees have been rescued, 40,000 people
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arrived on the island of libby s in january. objecting to plans for center to register unmanaged peep when they arrive in grease, antifar is protesters held a counterrally nearby. ukraine's ministry has said people have died of swine flu, the h 5 n 1 virus is a respiratory disease contracted by contact between humans and pigs. saturday's earthquake in taiwan toppled a 17 story
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building. 60 hours after the quake, a young girl has been pulled out of the rubble. more than 100 people are still buried under the building. al jazeera's rob mcbride is in tainan city where it has been a grim start to the lunar new year. >> reporter: this temple is busier than usual. new year worshipers have joined some of the rescuers to help. >> the earthquake made us very fearful and we are still afraid. >> translator: we pray to the gods for those who are still still trapped knight inside. inside. >> this tragedy has overshadowed the lunar year but has inspired others to join the communal effort doing whatever they can
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in the hope that more lives can be saved. on the grounds of the temple some of the volunteer groups and charities have made their base. his rescue team came from central taiwan. on his first mission he helped save a life. >> translator: although if we can't be with our families, if we can save someone's life it's worthwhile. >> apartment complex collapse on saturday's quake rest cuers continual to find survivors but time is running out. rescuers have to decide whether to bring in heavy lifting gear to reach anybody trapped below this mountain of rubble. the danger is causing further clatches that might endanger life. -- collapse that might endanger life. but for relatives of those still inside it might be their only hope. rob mcbride, al jazeera,
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tainan city taiwan. an advisor for aung san suu kyi, says they are investigating ways for her to become next president. she is constitutionally barred from the presidency. however one of her legal advisors say there might be a way to get around the constitution. >> we are considering to suspend or to stay trailer that section 59f. if we can suspend or we can stay for temporarily that section 59 59f, i think there will be no restriction for aung san suu kyi to become president. and we can elect aung san suu kyi easily. >> there have been celebrations in north korea's capital after sunday's rocket launch. thousands of people gathered for a parade in pyongyang to mark the event. it was fold by a ten minute
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fireworks displace. threats of new u.n. sanctions, the government says the rocket was carrying a satellite. the diplomatic fallout from that launch is continuing. carrying tougher sanctioned against pyongyang. south korea fired warning shots at a north korea boat as it passed the line in the zone. >> the south korean side is very much on high alert for any further what they call provocations from north korea. the south korean defense ministry reporting that a north korean patrol came close, five warning shots were fired by vessel or vessels of the south korean navy, and that north
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korean patrol boat retreated north of the line within about 20 minutes. the incident was over. the presidential office was saying that a heightened alert status would be maintained. there's no schedule for the president park geun-hye. on this hold day. south korea says it will expand its loudspeaker broadcasts across the demill trie demill d. pressure is be being brought on pressure to support additional sanction he. following the jan hydrogen bomb tests and saturday's rocket launch. >> man who was trying escape
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over a gate, chase lasted several hours until forest workers managed to shoot the leopard with a tranquilizer dart. it is believed that the passenger who was meant to be flying with another airline. dalo airlines said the september suicide bomb are was rerouted to djibouti. forced the plane to land in somalia. this somalian video is said to represent two airport workers handing the rg individual a ind. last friday a group linked to al qaeda attacked a post in
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timbuktu. under the constant threat of attack. >> reporter: the sun falls in tim buck tu and the night shift timbuktu. al qaeda explode a car bomb outside one of its bases. the u.n. police provide support to its local counterparts. >> translator: when the residents thought suspicious behavior, they immediately call us to verify what's going on. >> reporter: the city is in permanent lock down. no vehicles are allowed in or out after 6:30 in the evening and there are constant power outages. normally this is one of the most important mosques, we can't see anything because there is no light. they are still patrolling, they are scared to do that when there is no electricity. the u.n. mission in mali has
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10,000 soldiers. after a fight for independence in the north. the mission is one of the most dangerous in the world. 60 of its soldiers have been killed since its creation in 2013. >> we have good equipment, good training and so on. >> reporter: the swedish contingent in charge of intelligence has replaced some of the ground droops with drones. timbuktu's glory days are now gone. the city now faces all kinds of armed groups. third of the population is armed. these men return to the city after a peace deal was signed between government and the coalition of separatist rebels. al qaeda linked groups were not part of the deal. >> if there is no development there won't be peace. one of these men armed with
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clashclarkkalashnikov supposed ? >> we say hole we explain what we are doing here. >> the u.n. mandate now includes the protection of since . an ambitious goal for a theater of war. monica lazar, al jazeera, mali. security forces were behind the brutal killing of an italian student. julia rajeni was found dead on a cairo road side nine days after he was reported missing. an autopsy carried out in rome said he suffered inhuman animal
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like violence. security forces involved are unacceptable. still to come on the newshour. war of independence. how voters not tied to a certain party could decide the presidential election. plus. >> i'm jonah hull, in a matter of months these waters could separate the european union from break away britain. >> in sport, a magic memo for orlando against one of the nba's big boys.
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>> this is al jazeera america live from new york. >> at 7:00 - "news roundup".
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tony harris gives you a fast-paced recap of the day's events. >> this is the first line of defense. >> we have an exclusive story tonight. >> then at 8:00 - john seigenthaler brings you the top stories from across america. >> the question is, will these dams hold? >> and at 9:00 - >> i'm ali velshi, on target tonight... >> ali velshi on target. digging deeper into the issues that matter. >> i'm trying to get a sense for what iranians are feeling. >> welcome back to the newshour and reminder of the top stories. german chancellor angela merkel was not only appalled but horrified by the russian air viekstrikes in syria. driven 30,000 refugees to the border with turkey. boats sank on the way to greece from turkey. at least four people including
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an eight-year-old girl have been rescued the from the rubble of a high rise apartment complex following the earthquake in taiwan. new legislation being drafted by the european commission could make it mandatory for many large companies like google and facebook to publicly expose their earnings and tax bills, make mandatory their r finances and under scrutiny will be google 187 million tax deal with the british government. that equates to a tax rate of around 3% when the current company rate is in fact 20%. in the u.k, david davis the senior politician heading a government committee on responsible tax says google should actually have paid $288 million. well professional michael
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devereaux is a professor at oxford business school. perhaps you could explain as simply as you could, how a law force multinationals to reveal what their tax bills might work across the european union. >> well, the basic idea is that as you say, companies will be required to publish the amount of tax they paid in each country as well as various financial statistics, for example, their turnover, their sales, their profit and also, things like their employment and wages that they pay. so the idea would be that the general public as well as tax authorities would get a broughter view of how those companies are operating in different countries. >> how big an impact might that actually have on those corporations? >> i think in fact impact would probably be fairly minimal. a lot of that information is already available.
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and really, the problem is that for interpreting the existing tax code, and how the tax system actually works one needs actually much more information than would be available in the public statements. tax authorities spend many months auditing these multinational companies because the tax system is very complicated. it's not possible to pick on for example google's statement of its country by country report and from that infer whether it's paying the right amount of tax in any particular country or not. >> but individual countries' tax authorities would be able to look at the tax authorities' method of dealing with tax in a neighboring nation and that would actually be helpful would it not for all the tax authorities across europe. >> yes, i think it would help tax authorities not to determine whether they pay the right amount of tax but to see whether there's some information which might lead them to question
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what's going on elsewhere. one company which has very high profits in a tax haven for example, that would be a red flag, that would mead that whether it's testing out whether it's paying the right amount of tax. there's a distinction between making that information available to tax authorities, than making it available to the general public. >> sure, can you actually see a time when there might be a standardized corporation company tax right across european union countries? or is that simply too complicated and some countries wouldn't be part of it anyway? >> it's been proposed 50 european union commission, there's a proposal across the table for a standardized tax. it hasn't been enacted yet because many member states don't want to go down that road. they think they are better off by keeping their own country wide tax and it's extremely difficult to tax multinational
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companies, companies operate across the world and what individual countries are trying the do is tax some part of that. and that's very difficult to do on a country by country basis. it would be much easier to do it on an international basis in a collaborative way. >> could be a long way off. michael devereaux, thank you very much for change that. >> bye-bye. >> third of a four part series on the widening cracks in the european union. the european union has 28 member states, one of its goals would be further enlargement. but britain could soon vote to leave the eu. jonah hull describes. >> reporter: in a matter of months, britain is expected to hold a referendum to decide the country's future of trading partners in the european union. successive waves of crisis battering the eu, both sides of
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these channel waters, a welcome boost for populaces like the u.k. independence party. >> the eu is diminishing economic area. its gdp is diminishing. its whole share of world trade is diminishing. there's an enormous and exciting opportunity for countries in particular obviously i'm talking about britain outside of the eu, why would you shablg yoursel slf to this declining area ? >> it could be an economic below for both side. for britain it could signal another scottish referendum and breakup of the u.k. it could be an encouraging move for europe's many and growing populace euro-skeptic parties. not least of which is france's
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front nationall, the national front, thought to have played gains following the 2015 attacks in france. it's no longer traditionally older voters swept up in a public discourse that rolls immigration and terrorism into one. >> translator: since the terrorist attacks last year, they have a new milk which includes the young who vote for the front nationale simply because they are afraid of radical islam and its ability to kill. >> reporter: a best-selling cartoon satire, imagination a france in which national front leader marine la pen becomes pet, while no one believes that will be soon, she and her friendgroupare no friends of th. >> we are made up of nations. there is a french nation. there is aan english nation. an american nation. a brazilian nation.
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that's how things work best and in that context the european project is bad the euro is bad and above all the destruction of borders both within urine and at its outer edges is a very bad thing. >> this is a view that resonates with 1 in 3 french voters and commands a sizable chunk of the european union parliament. while parties like ukip push to break up the eu, working from within to degrade its policies and institutions, together they undermine the eu's historic mission of ever-enclosures union. jonah hull, al jazeera, paris. >> and you can watch the final installment of our european disunity series, in finland, whether it is time for a referendum on leave the eu. well, it was supposed to be a stunt for an upcoming film.
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but the sight of a bus exploding on a major bridge in london has inevitably sparked alarm. the blast was a scene for a film starring jackie chan and pierce brobrosbrosnan. it was uncomfortable reminder of a 2005 incident that killed a group of people on the london underground. 200 mls in women and girls worldwide have suffered meefl genitafemalegenital mutilation. in guinea, it's 97% and just a
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bit, 93%. cysts infections, infertility, complications in child birth. claudia capper is the lead author on that report. >> it's about social norms. so the most successful initiative is those who try the change the way in which women and men see the practice. a community dialogue because individual preference are not that important when it comes to social norms. what is important is to change the way in which communities see girls and women in general. and therefore, the way in which female genital mutilation is perceived at a community level. >> a a high u.n. panel has called for reformation, report called its emergency capable lack saying its capacity to respond is woefully insufficient.
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global health experts have been critical to the organization's response to the ebola crisis in west africa. the zika virus has spread to 33 countries and is classed as a global medical emergency. the u.s. president barack obama has asked congress for funding to fight the zika virus. u.s. health officials said they are helpful for an acceleratevaccine that could be widely available by the end of 2017. it is estimate they'd as many as 4 million people in north and south america have contracted the virus which has led to birth defects in babies. but in brazil the country worst hit by the zika virus, spirits haven't been dampened as the annual carnival kicks off. officials have warned people to keep contacts of bodily fluids
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to a minimum. after the zika virus was found in saliva and urine. the united nations is urging haiti to quickly form a new government after president michel martelly stepped down on sun. leave the country after a long delayed runoff election can be held. natasha guinane reports. >> handover to a newly elected president on sunday. instead protesters filled the streets near the presidential palace and carnival festivities were cancelled due to fears of violence. yet given. haitians do not have a president. -- yet again, haitians do not have a president. protesters said they won their first battle. president michel martelly stepped down after his five year term came to an end.
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next step, to ensure that the long delayed presidential election is freed from corruption. it took the deal between martelly and the hasn't parliament will tamp down a crisis, and protests which led one hasn't soldier dead. the parliament will now elect an interim president, the hope is the elections will take place in april and the new president will be sworn in in play. >> this is a major step in that direction. >> protesters question the time frame. the last transitional government lasted two years. one thing is certain: haiti's next president will face a population struggling with a lack of jobs, staggering poverty and a sense of hopelessness. natasha guinane, al jazeera port-au-prince, haiti. the economic is deepening,
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venezuelans have to queue for hours just to get basic food and household supplies. revenue in the country has fallen by 70% as the price of oil plummets. many shops have had to close their doors because there's nothing else to put on the shelves. to the u.s. presidential election now where candidates are in new hampshire ahead of the are primary on tuesday. estimated 40% of voters in the state identify themselves as independents, and that could of course have a big say on who wins tuesday's race. let's go live to allen fisher, at a hillary clinton event. how well is she doing in the polls? not as good as she would like to be, i guess. >> she's actually on the stage for the moment.
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she's attracted a number of audience members. her husband bill clinton and her daughter chelsea clinton are also in attendance. she's significantly behind bernie sanders, i actually am going to see if we can grab someone who was at the clinton rally. can i grab you one second, they are rushing off because this is a middle of the day, they've got things to do but we'll get someone in a second. but as i say, hillary clinton doing incredibly poorly in the polls compared to bernie sanders. she even took time out on sunday afternoon to go to flint, michigan to talk about the water crisis rather than spending all the time in new hampshire which is perhaps an admission she's not going to win her. like she did eight years ago. but she's hoping she will do
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well enough. perhaps keep the distance of defeat within 10, 15 points, which for her will get incredibly well. i know she was almost 25 points behind at one point. >> how is it shaping for the republican candidates? >> reporter: well, the republican race donald trump is in the lead and in the lead in the latest polls by 10 points over ted cruz who is in second place. the polls in new hampshire are traditionally unreliable shall we say simply because a lot of people make their decision on the day, go into the polls and decide which party they are going to vote for because a lot of people are registered independent and then they decide which candidate. so we've seen big upsets in the past and our poll numbers have been reduced significantly. the polls were off in iowa and here in new hampshire they could be off quite significantly.
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we are joined by somebody who was at the event. >> my name is mary beth walls. she is wonderful, she is really inspiring, it makes me understand when she becomes president this country is going to go back ton path that it belongs on, it is going to be a strong country that reflects the values that we should have had for the last few years, last 20 years we started to lose sight of. >> latest polls in new hampshire saying pennsylvania i bernie sae ahead and win the state. >> bernie sanders will win the state. i've lived here 27 years, voters have a different role they perceive in the primary, they don't expect him to win but the chance for their voice to be heard, the statement that they don't like the status quo. i've talked to a lot of voters
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who sai were for bernie but said they would vote for hillary clinton in november. >> of course we're in the last full day of campaigning and then new hampshire votes on tuesday. >> live in new hampshire thanks for that update. >> now, several artworks showcasing tibetans who were set themselves on fire, more from da dacca. >> five blank pages covering up works of art.that wasn't the original intention for the
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artists. self immolators, he according to one of the curators explode, demanding the works be taken down or there would be consequences. we don't know what the consequences would be, but the summit organizers told us that they were worried not covering the works up could jeopardy holding such future event. china has been increasing its roam in bangladesh recently, importance for its connectivity to the indian ocean. artists now are worried that china could also be exporting censorship abroad. >> to catch up with the world of sports, here is farrah. >> thank you very much felicity.
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the-broncosthe denver broncos we carolina panthers. only the second loss they had in the season. >> what we preached all along can we be the best team for one month? and we found a way to do that. we ran a game today just like we played in so many of those games this year. we have confidence in those games that we could grind play defense and find a way to win. >> despite a second quarter touchdown the panthers were 13-7 down at half time. that's the audience 160 million people were entertained by cold play, beyonce, and bruno mars. but mistakes kept coming for the panthers. down by six they had their fourth turnover in the fourth
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quarter. >> special we did, we dropped balls, turned the ball over, gave us sacks, through errant passes and that's it. there's the points. >> the broncos won another super bowl 24-10. >> top to bottom. we have the greatest talent man, from rushers to inside guys, safeties, corners, there's nobody better than us. >> it's a second super bowl ring for 39-year-old quarterback, peyton manning. he wouldn't say if it was his last game. >> i think i'll be at peace will whichever way it goes. i'm looking forward to tonight, being with my family and my friends and some teammates and celebrating this special victory and this special win. >> manning, winning the showdown with the league's most valuable player cam newton. richard parr al jazeera.
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>> security was tight as thousands gatherat levi stadium in santa clara. daniel lak was at the super bowl ceremony. >> there you have it, super bowl 50 over, with the denver broncos a victor over the carolina panthers. a surprising finish, dominated cam newton and took the game. it's been a rather successful year, 50th, the nfl pulled out all the stops. there were plenty of festivities all around, the game was in santa clara but san francisco was the co-host, a big venue on the waterfront hosted the visitors, a great security presence as well, not because of any specific warning this something might go wrong. this was a grade party, wasn't
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the most exciting of games, defensive football never is. but in the end the parties took place, the fireworks weren' wen. the winning fans were happy, the losing fans, they have another year to look for. >> manchester united louis van hall lashes out. >> 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. now, i have to say that you are getting the sack tomorrow. hmm, what is your name? then i can announce the name also. look at your wife. maybe you have children. hmm? or a nephew or something like
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that. >> new zealand has beaten australia by 55 runs, one day international scored 27 runs from 27 balls, in reply australia could only manage 191. mccallum will retire from all international games of cricket. in the nba the struggling orlando imagine i, got game winner of the year, his 18 foot jump shot leading the imagine i be to a 96-94 win. victory was just orlando's fourth win over atlanta and the team's last 29 regular season games. and that's all your sport for now, now back to felicity in london.
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>> farrah thank you so much. chinese lunar new year, some ancient traditions are starting to change. as adrian brown reports. >> reporter: beijing's annual explosive illumination. still a dazzling spectacle but perhaps not quite what it was. fireworks sales in the capital are down by half this year. the recent: pollution concerns or, possibly, just fading interest in a country that prides itself on having invented gun power. >> the economy isn't good. it's more difficult to make money these days, only business people can spend money on fireworks. only individuals can afford sparklers. >> red envelopes that are filled with cash are exchanged between friends and relatives.
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an ancient ritual that technology is transforming. smartphone apps now allow users to send each other virtual money, money that's didn'ted into their mobile phone payment accounts. this is now also a time to spend. at least the government hopes so. a beijing wholesale market popular with new year's shoppers. but where there's an air of desperation to the sales pitch. people are spending but very carefully. >> of course i'm more cautious buying stuff now. i have to look around and compare the price to get the best value for money. >> retailers say turnover remains strong, that's mainly to discounting leading to narrower profit margins. retail sales up to now have been the one bright spot, that consumption has to be sustained to prevent the downturn
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worsening. superstitious chinese are flocking to the temples for good luck after a year of financial disasters and natural disasters. depending on your zodiac sign, the year of the monkey is a good year to give birth or to look for love. adrian brown, al jazeera, beijing. prime minister sheik mohammed ben rashheed, will be coordinated with all the state programs and policies, to ensure happiness in the community. we were just argue here who would be the happiness coordinator for london al jazeera english. that's its for us and the newshour team.
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david foster will be with you in a couple of minutes, bye-bye.
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