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in the wave of discontent, and republicans' field narrows. >> robin adams tracking the big sports stories for you. coming up, kenyan athletics at another controversy. the ceo has been accused of soliciting bribes. >> reports that russia has proposed a cease-fire for syria to begin on march 1st. it comes as health workers say hospitals near the front line in northern syria are under attack and overwhelmed with victims of russian airstrikes in support of the government. the red cross says the up surge in violence has displaced 50,000 people most of them in northern areas of aleppo province. adding to the misery it also says the water supply system has been cut in the city of aleppo. this as the u.s. comes under
pressure to do more with its policy over syria the feares --the russian airstrikes are its looking at carrying out humanitarian help. >> the intensity of the government campaign is continuing, and now the bombs are falling in villages not far from a border town that is home to tens of thousands of people including those recently displaced by the government's advance across the province of aleppo.
>> the humanitarian, it is unacceptable considering what is happening in the city. >> already people have started to leave, but turkey has closed it's border so these people are moving towards the province of idlib further west. >> where should we go? turkey has closed it's borders. i swear to got we're starving. we need aid. >> the opposition last line of defense what is known as syria's northern corridor is now the focus of the government military campaign. >> russian airstrikes are intensifying in what the rebels call a scorched earth policy. this small city just like much of aleppo province has been reduced to republic. a few civilians who remain say
the government's policy of depopulating areas to take ground will not end the war. >> these are the houses of the civilians. this is the image of their retaliation. this is the gains of the russians. this is what they do with peaceful people. look at the strength of russia. look at this, innocent people being killed. >> there is a sense of defiance, they will confront government troops who are a few kilometers away. it still beliefs in a diplomatic progress is possible, but members of the opposition believe there is little hope for a breakthrough, and they're growing increasingly frustrated with the u.s. policy. they believe they're giving russia enough time for government to win on the battlefield. the opposition is still fighting back, but the government defensive has weakened them not
just on the ground but the negotiating table. they say they won't negotiate under fire. at the same time they believe the government and it's allie allies are more interested in the military solution than a political settlement. >> let's get more now on those reports that russia has proposed a cease-fire for syria to begin on march 1st. gabriel elizondo, what more do we know about this? >> well, barbara, in separations like this it is important to let you know what we know. but equally important to let you know what we don't know at this point as well. routers news agency reporting that russia has proposed a cease-fire in syria. it would apparently go into effect on march 1st. no agreement on this has been reached yet. but i can tell you that the russian ambassador here at the u.n. has been talking in general terms about a cease-fire in
syria being part of negotiations. but we asked them today for more details, he said he simply would not provide any more at this point. the russian ambassador here at the u.n. being very tight-lipped about this. i can tell you western diplomats quite skeptical in theory the united states. support a seize fire and there are a lot of details that can be worked out and a lot of skepticism as well. they might start come to light in munich in less than 24 hours. that's when the international serious support group will be meeting to start talking about we expect there will be more about this russian proposal there. i can tell you behind the scenes western diplomats are skeptical
about this proposal. they want to know what the details are. will russia be part of this proposed cease-fire and does it mean that russia feels by march 1st that the dynamics will have changed so dramatically in their favor and in the syrian government's favor especially in aleppo that they won't need to take part in bombing any more. those are the questions that western diplomats are asking behind the scenes. here today the security council held a closed door private briefing where they got an update on the humanitarian situation in aleppo. there was a lot of finger pointing the russian ambassador did come out and speak about that. let's listen to what he had to say. >> we're acting on a very
transparent manner. briefings are being conducted by our ministry of defense. incidentally never telling anybody what they're doing. what the targets, the results of their campaigns are. also refusing the cooperation to fight terrorism on the ground. >> now the dynamics on the ground in aleppo and in syria remain the same as they were yesterday, and there is a lot of frustration by security council members that the security council has not been able to effect change there, and has been able to stop the aerial bombardment of aleppo or to get humanitarian aid to aleppo to the people who need it the most.
as the new zealand ambassador to the u.n. said a brief statement here earlier today, he said, you know, he said all we have at the security council is our words, and his words he said the security council doesn't command the army where they can effect change on the ground. clearly the security council resolutions up until this point on aleppo on syria on getting aid in have not stopped the aerial campaign in aleppo. the situation is getting worse by the hour. worse by the day. with thousands of people fleeing out of aleppo trying to get to the border amassing at the border with turkey. clear frustration on the socia security's part that they're not able to fix this. there are a lot of eyes on the situation.
and how to get the gee me talks back on track. >> as we told you earlier, turkey's president has launched a fierce attack on u.s. policy on syria and washington support for syrian kurdish rebels. >> all america, you cannot introduce pkk, pyd or ypg to us. we know them very well. we are the ones who know daesh in these groups. you haven't had to grasp with them. that's why the rage is a bloodbath. >> roslind jordan is in washington, d.c. strong words there accusing the u.s. not having a grasp of who is who in the conflict. what reaction has there been in the ou outburst. >> well, the reaction from the envoy to coalition to counter isil, they were here on capitol hill wednesday testifying by the boom administration policy
inside syria both dealing with the civil war and with the ongoing campaign to defeat isil. he told legislators on the hill that they're reassured in trying to overthrow the kurdish government. they're trying to drive out isil and restore syria to a country where all can live in a multi sectarian community. he was very, very adamant also that the turkish claims that the u.s. is aiding and abetting some sort of ethnic cleansing by encouraging turkey to take in refugees that it was a misguided criticism. he said that the real problem is getting the russian military to stop targeting opposition fighters and stop shelling parts of aleppo and other parts of
syria. that is what is creating the humanitarian crisis. not anything that they're fighting one, against isil, and two, trying to deal with the civil war. >> it was quite interesting. part of the u.s. response was also being critical of someone else, a bit of a blame gain, very much pointing the finger at russia and also blaming them for the collapse of the talks. >> that's right. they have released evidence that they were shelling civilian communities. they note because of this the syrian opposition thought it had no reason to be sitting at the table to try to negotiate a cease-fire.
>> the latest from washington, d.c. thank you. russia's also been the focus of talks in nato. it's to form a new multi national force to defend members most at threat from moscow. the decision was made on day one of the two-day meeting of the 28-nato defense ministers in brussels and it comes amid increasing international concern over russia's actions in eastern europe, notably in the continuing conflict in ukraine. still to come in this news hour we're going to have the latest
on the situation in darfur where tens of thousands of people have been displaced in the latest wave of violence. bencbenjamin netanyahu said his plan to surround all of israel with a fence to protect his country from predatory animals. ahead in sports, football players are left picking up the pieces amid protests over the cost of ticket prices in europe. >> as many as 70 people have reportedly been killed by a twin suicide-bomb attack. the tamper is said to be for people displaced by the violence and fighting involving the group boko haram. the attack took place around 85 kilometers outside of maidugari, the capital of bor borno state. we go to northern nigeria,
ahmed, what do we know about this attack? >> actually, the attack happened at a time when internally displaced persons, 50,000 live in that camp the information that we have now is the third female suicide-bomber is helping with investigations of exactly what happened and what they're coming from. there was a little girl who could not detonate her device because her parents, both her mother and father were actually living in the camp. so the attack happened, and the numbers of 70, and dozens of
people injured those who didn't die in the initial blast died because of the severity of the injuries they received. no one is claiming responsibility, but the group that has lodged several attacks in the northeast of nigeria and other parts of the country in the last six years. >> ahmed, you say that the suspicion does fall on boko haram, and the army is in the middle of a bush against the group. give us little bit of back ground on this right now and where we are right now in the current fight against boko haram and niger gentleman. >> the army has pushed back, and the boko haram ever since has been th the in fighting against
coordinated attacks against boko haram. they've been holding areas the size of belgium before the coming of this administration. there has been mosques and more determined nigerian army to push back boko haram into that territory, and most of the territory from boko haram. but what we have seen over the last seven months or so is the rise in the number of suicide attacks both in nigeria and the neighboring countries. but the entirety of the attacks actually have been in cameroon and to nigeria where they belonged a very dairy attack. where they killed dozens of people in an attack on the vim village, and from another refugee camp. so for the time being what we've seen is that boko haram has been
fighting back using unconventional warfare like the attack on soft targets, using suicide-bombers and am bushes as well. >> speaking to us from northern nigerian. ahmed, thank you very much for that. going to zimbabwe now where the vice president said 70% of crops in the southern part of the country has been wiped out by a severe drought. they have said that the country needs at least $1.5 billion for food aid. the conditions have been brought on by the el niño weather phenomenon. >> it's rained twice this year. but it wasn't enough. the seeds she planted are dying. >> the government keeps saying they're going to help us, but we have not seen anything yet. i don't know what i'm going to do.
>> one of the worst affected areas water is running out. it's part of a severe drought in much of southern africa. 26% of zimbabwe's population needs food aid. the president has declared the drought a disaster, officials are appealing for help. >> the first plan is to address food i am pourtation, food distribution, water supply, micro nutrient for the under five kids. irrigation and development school feeding live stock and wildlife support all requiring a total of $1.5 billion. >> declaring the state of disaster could allow international donors to raise money quickly. >> we expect rains to fall
around october to december. but that has not happened. what it means is that very few people managed to grow crops and because of that we also see a situation where there is no food that we normally expect people to have. >> the state needs to import 700,000 tons of maize this year. they hope that international donors and the government find money and the food needed to avoid a potential disaster. al jazeera. >> well, the zimbabwean government has been heavily criticized for the handling of the crisis. one of the critics an opposition member of parliament. joining us live via skype. thank you so much for joining us here on al jazeera. so tell us what you think the government could and should have done but didn't? >> well, thank you very much. things are falling apart here in zimbabwe. as you know, clearly in our own
situation in zimbabwe. it is truly been too late. there has been a failure to have a hands-on approach. we have a hotterrag shortage of food, shortage of leadership. and shortage of plans. almost like thinking about closing the stables on the horses when they've bolt. >> so they are also facing a very concrete problem. the world's food program, the u.n. food sans said that 40 million people in southern africa are facing hunger due to poor harvests due to el niño. but now the government is appealing for $1.5 billion in aid. do you think that is the right way to approach it now?
>> well, like i indicated it's too little, too late. >> well, forgive me, sir. what do you think should be done now? you'll find that every citizen has the right to food. [ inaudible ] >> a member of the opposition in zimbabwe. sorry we're having problems with the skype line, but thank you for having joined us. now at least 37,000 people have been displaced after nearly a month of fighting in darfur.
the sudanese army says it now has defeated one of the main rebel groups. but that is being disputed by the rebels themselves. the darfur violence erupted when tribes took up arms against the arab-dominated government accusing it of neglect. thousands of people have been killed since the conflict began and it has displaced 2.5 million people in the region. >> what we tried to do is we tried to access those who are in this conflict or tried to support them and protect them. this is what we tried to do as much as we could with the resources we have. however, we've seen the fact of the matter is that this conflict has been going on for over 11 years now since 2003. and there--it is clear now to all the parties that there is a military solution for this conflict.
this conflict. >> in the last couple of hours the field for the presidential nomination has narrowed further. it comes after donald trump and bernie sanders enjoyed big wins in the first official primary in new hampshire, but it is not guaranteed that either candidates' momentum will actually continue. here are our reports. >> hours after his historic win in the u.s. state of new hampshire, democratic presidential candidate bernie sanders turned his attention towards winning the trust of a key demographic needed to win the white house. sanders' popularity among white voters and young people has been rising for months. but he has failed to ignite the political passions among voters of color who in polls still favor his opponent hillary clinton. but something that he promises to change. >> what happened here in
new hampshire in terms of an enthusiastic and arouse electorate people, that's what will happen all over this country. >> they would leave the rifle hillary clinton heading into south korea's primary struggling to find her footing. >> i know i have work to do, but i will repeat what i have said this week. even if they are not supporting me now, i support them. candidates fighting for second place in the crowded republican context are facing obstacles. they're looking for alternatives who do not represent the status quo.
i like trump. he's straightforward on what he's saying. >> he's suc--it is such an anti-establishment environment out there that people are looking for escape. >> political populism on the right and left, there are many on both sides who are vying for the population. the candidates will start to adopt that negativity to peel away the voters. >> that makes the next big contestvill contestville contest for the voters. >> let's talk more about the victory of two anti-establishment candidates and what it means for the main treatment parties of the u.s. joining us live is christopher,
an assistant professor from the department of politics at st. ann's college. sir, thank you so much for joining us here on al jazeera. first of all, your reaction to these two victories. were you surprised? the thing that surprised me was how unsurprising they were it was clear that donald trump and bernie sanders would win by comfortable margins when you look at the republicans, we have now seen people drop out. do you think that it is going to be a kasich or trump? who beau think--who do you think will be left in the next couple of weeks? >> it all depends on what happens in south carolina. it looks like we'll have donald trump, john kasich, ted cruz, jeb bush, and marco rubio in contention there.
kasich is having a good day today coming off the second place finish here. but now he faces the challenge of putting together a campaign in south carolina in just a week and a half. in a state that is not going to be hospitable to him. sense rubio will be dogged by his poor debate showing. and jeb bush, it could be interesting because he has so many resources at his disposal. he's organized in south carolina. his campaign has a lot of money in the bank and he has a super pac to spend on his behalf. can any of those advantages counter the appeal that donald trump and ted cruz are going to have in what is a very conservative state in the republican party. >> we heard in the report that preceded this interview that these candidates when it comes to trump and bernie sanders are
quite negative in the sense that they tend to go on the attack. how do you think that that will impact the other candidates specifically hillary clinton. what do you think the strategy is going to be? what do you think it should be? >> i think the clinton campaign is having a lot of conversations today. they're figure out if what happened here is a fluke in demographic or if there are things wrong with the way they're approaching this campaign. what is the rationale for hillary clinton. why should people vote for her instead of for bernie sanders, and why should young people in particular be interested in voting for her. i think those are questions that the clinton campaign has not done a good job answering yet. >> who do you think is going to emerge? >> i think that depends on what happens in the next couple of
primaries. if jeb bush surprises us and marco rubio does poorly, on the republican side there is room for one establishment candidate for want of a better term, and i think that candidate needs to wait for the primaries and caucuses and places like the northeast, and the upper midwest before they'll really start to make a dent. >> christopher, we'll have to leave it there. sorry, apologies, sir, we have to leave it there. i'm sure we'll be speaking about this again in the future. thanks for your time, bye bye. >> it was built to keep out refugees instead sloveniaens say this fence is ruining their livelihood. how do you stop your child from falling to gang violence. we'll hear from one parent. and drastic steps to having the
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>> welcome back. here's a reminder of the top stories on al jazeera. reports that russia would propose a cease-fire to begin on march 1st. turkey's accuse the u.s. turning the area into a sea of blood. a suicide-bomb hits a camp for displaced people. and candidates drop out of the republican race after results from the new hampshire primary. many of the refugees leaving syria find themselves in greece trying to build a better life in europe. greece will receive a new set of recommendations to improve the handling of the immigrant crisis.
least has three months to tighten up the border controls, and if it fails they will be expelled from the schengen agreement, meaning greece will be expelled. >> within two days one of the dogs had been badly injured, and the authorities came back and put up another fence as well, and she's now lost a chunk of her field. now the horses can't go through the river and they've had to stop the riding classes in fear that a child could fall off into the fence. >> we had to stop. when we find out about the fence it was just a big even letting
the horses out. the horses were in the stable for a month. >> which they hated. >> yes, of course. >> the land cuts in, and bear and deer are cut to ribbons and kids fall off their bikes, but yet no one has seen a refugee. no one has come up with evidence of a single refugee trying to get from croatia into slovenia either before or since the finishes was built apart from the official border crossings. any sense that this fence will protect slovenia from a threat makes no sense at all but what it does do is blight the lives of many citizen who is live on the border with croatia. >> 144 kilometers further along the fence lies some of sloveni slovenia's most beautiful
scenery. here the fence runs along the river, beloved by adventurous holiday makers. others wonder how they'll get out of the water if the wire is in the way. >> when the army bought the wire next to the water, do you think they they didn't think about the consequences? >> no, they didn't think. nor did they talk with us. >> politicians, you mean? >> yes, to come and see what is happening here, what we are doing, is it necessary to put this wire and to have refugees here. but we didn't see nobody. >> up the road they tried to make the fence look less intimidating, but still it cuts through a camp site and along this field where they used to hold a music festival called schengen fest, a celebration of open borders. but no more, and people are furious. >> the fence is dangerous the
protestthe protest tester--prots play volleyball over the wire, but the thing about fences. when they go up, they don't tend to come down. >> emergency y in southeast germany has begun to remove the wreckage from the head-on train crash that killed ten people on tuesday. they? examine one of the black boxes to see how two trains could be on the same track. three people killed and separatists in eastern ukraine. they were traveling in a winnie bus when they hit the area southwest of the rebel stronghold.
the driver had ignored warnings. in italy, three hundred people were enter waded to invest in a ponzi scheme. israeli soldiers shot dead a 15-year-old palestinian. the army said he was part of a group of palestinians throwing stones t at vehicles in the area. the israeli prime minister has caused controversy by saying he'll continue to build border fences to extrem ex-protect israel from what he calls predatory animals.
>> at the end of the day as i see it there will be a fence like this one surrounding israel in its entirety. some will ask is this what you want to do? surround israel in its entirety? the answer is yes. in the environment we live in, we need to protect ourselves from predatory animals. >> and an israeli labor court has ruled that the wife of the prime minister netanyahu created an abusive working environment at the official residents. sara netanyahu is accused of abusive behavior by some former employees who say they were subjected to humiliation, insults and angry outbusts. netanyahu denies the allegations. north korean's army chief of staff has reportedly been executed. it's the latest in a series of executions and disappearances under its leader kim jong-un. south carolinaen news agency say he was executed for factional
conspiracy. north korean's leadership has been in a continual state of flux since kim jong-un took power. south korean has expended operations at its joint industrial park because it wants to stop north korea from using income from the site to develop nuclear technology. residents weren't woken after animals were sent running from a nearby forest. they would smash into buildings and 100 homes were destroyed. >> for the second time in a year an international group rejected the mexican government's findings in the case of 43 students who went missing i
in 2014. an argentine forensic team said that there isn't enough evidence to support mexico's claim that the students were burned, the students were abducted before allegedly being handed over to a drug gang and killed. for more than a year they claim this is where the students were incinerated. but now they say mexico's assertion is baseless with no evidence to support it. >> there isn't sufficient evidence to collect the remains from the dump with the remains what the attorney general said were recovered from the san juan river. >> the family members of the 43 students have long said the government's claims from false. they and their supporters have always said president enrique
peña nieto wanted to resolve the case as fast as possible. >> today the power of the work. we demand that they investigate. >> the argentine investigators echo september's assertions for human rights. and wherever that a group of american scientists say the government story was scientifically impossible. the attorney general is calling out for a third investigation at the dump. something that the representatives of the families reject. >> we consider it completely unnecessary. >> the case of the investigation
by a government that many believe is corrupt and will not find out the truth of what happened to these students nearly a half year ago. >> well, in el salvador the power of gang culture is pervading. street gangs in large parts of the country and parents struggle to keep their children from joining or becoming the gangs' victims. one mother tells her story. >> there are two street gangs. they intimidate people. they stay in control. >> if they tell you not to enter their territory, then you don't because if you do, you'll die. if you want to pass through, you'll have to pay protection money. >> the young people are offered sky. they offer them everything. that's how they try to seduce
them. my name is miriam mendoza, and i don't want my children to become victims of violence. i don't want my children to be hurt. that's the hardest thing for a mother. i might an mom but i would give my life for my children no matter the cost. my son jose, who was 14, disappeared four and a half years ago. no one knows what happened to him. nobody saw anything. i remember my children crying when they read about him in the newspaper. that wasn't easy. they have to come home straight away. if they need something, they ask me. they don't go out any more. i get everything for them. they can have friends. i don't for bid that, but they
have to keep their distance. >> why did it have to be my son? i used to have five children. they tell me to fight for the living, not the dead. but i will look for my missing son until the day i die. >> still ahead in this hour, robin will have all the sport including the story of the college athlete shaking up gymnastics with her unusual routines. and snow sculpture carrying on despite the effects of climate change.
>> we speak to isaac to ask him how it was going to be the case. he told us that we could remove something for $25,000 u.s. dollars, and i told him that from when i was born i had never had such an amount of money and there is no way. he was waiting to giv for us to give him money to make this disappear. later our names came out and we were told we had been banned because we did not deliver that money. >> this is laughable in the first place. it is knif naivety of the highest order.
>> the world anti-doping agency approved a plan to allow british officials to take temporary charge in drug testing. banned last year from a state sponsored doping program. they would implement reforms if they wanted the suspension to be lifted in time for the rio olympics. they would oversea drug testing with its russian counterparts and cover a whole variety of sports. liverpool football club with a controversial $110 tickets and apologized to their fans. many walked out from the game over the weekend. fans are continue to go take a stand against the cost of attending matches. many boycotted the first 20 minutes of the club's final in
the german cup. tickets for this game were priced up to $80, and players went on to win this game 3-1. how much does football cost around the globe? the average price of the ticket in the german bundesliga is 53 u.s. dollars, less than the english premier league. this is for general administration ticket. in south africa it will will only cost a supporter three u.s. dollars to see a match. let's hear from our correspondent lee wellings who said the anger of the high ticket prices is an issue that won't be going away soon.
>> football supporters federation meeting and it will happen soon. they're looking into ways they can put pressure on the premier league to reduce ticket prices. now this is going to be difficult for them because they don't want to have something like a mass walk out, which has been talked about. that's drastic action. they just want to concede with 8.3 global deal for television rights, surely ticket prices can be cut. surely it's not as you say a big part of the revenue any more. when you compare it to such things as television rights. that's what pays for the inflated player wages. they are fed up with having to pay too much. just remember, football is being run as a business, but it's not just that. it started in the community. these are things that have existed for generations and some fans are definitely being priced out.
>> former egypt and premier league player was given his marching orders on tuesday. he's the third coach to be tacked by the season. the golden state warriors are close to matching michael jordan's great chicago bulls with 62nd win in a row. the u.s.a. jazz on a decent streak of their own travel to dallas to take on the mavericks with six straight wins. this went down to over time. they would tie the game at 119-119, but then a buzzer-beater from utah's gordon hayward, and the first in dallas for six years.
now to the quarterfinals of the rotterdam open. the highest seed in this tournament. took over two hours to wrap up this win. and in the last eight is germany cole scriber. to the third stage wednesday so the race's only time trial 11 kilometers route they are hosting the opening game. a long way from that. the over all lead of mark cavendish is now 27 seconds off the pace. and finally gymnastic as we all know is known for its elegance
and grace. college athlete in the united states has made a name for herself with a hip-hop-inspired floor routine. competing in a tournament and had teammates and the crowd on their feet with her performance. the score of 9.95 out of ten. we'll go back to barbara in london. >> try that on the dance floor. thank you. now in japan, the snow festival is a way for artists to showcase their winter work. but climate change each year is changing all of that. one ice artist shares his story. >> i remember the first sculpture i built in 1972.
since then i've worked on 38 cup steers devoting 35 years of my life. this sculpture rider 35 people every day. build a model, and then determine how many people and resources you need. >> in the beginning i just liked building something. what i like more now is the team coming together in spite of the cold and trying to achieve the same goal. it's rewarding when we hear the investors cheering. what is encouraging is they come even though it is snowing. after build the white know
sculpture you can light it up for projection mapping. i believe the climate is getting more warm every year. there are eventually going to demolish the sculpture. i'm often asked how that makes me feel. does it make me feel sad. i would say yes, but to be honest i want to say its finally over. it all went well. i'd be relieved and just want to go to bed. i have 100 ideas. i want to realize 10 or 20 much them before i retire. i want the next generation of teams to have a strong heart, and i want to pass that on as my legacy. >> we can see that report again on our website along with everything we've been covering on the news hour. that's all for now. i'll be back in a few minutes.
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>> as hospitals are overwhelmed in syria, reports moscow has proposed a cease-fire to start on march 1st. hello, i'm barbara serra. you're joining us live from london. at least 70 people are killed in a swin suicide-bomb attack in nigeria. no rain, no food. calls for help as a quarter of million of zimbabweans face starvation.