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>> hello a very warm welcome from me, david foster, live in london. this is some of what we'll be looking at for the next 60 minutes. volunteers mobilizing aleppo as government forces take control of high ground over looking the city. we go out in senegal as u.s. special forces train troops from dozens of different countries. how the pope in a country dominated by catholics has done something that none of his predecessors could do.
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the war on zika in brazil, the army goes out to raise awareness on the threat that is the virus. >> another loss and further blow to the champions league ambitions. >> attempts to stop the fighting in syria even temporarily appe appearing to going nowhere as the fighting continues. the u.s. secretary of state was talking about the turning point in political solutions while a russia's prime minister warned of a new cold war. they made further progress in encircling rebel forces in aleppo. and to complicate matters further, turkish forces began
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shelling inside syria not so far from aleppo. we go to dominic kane. let's go to dana who is on the border with syria. the idea that the turks shelling people they consider to be kurdish terrorists. this is not far from aleppo, which complicates the whole situation around there quite considerably. >> undoubtedly. the turkish government sources confirming that they're targe targeting ypg positions in the countryside of aleppo. clearly the mention from the ypg. we have to remember what is happening on the ground at the moment is that the ypg and their allies have one way or another been taking advantage of the government offensive. they have over recent days captured territory from this syrian opposition. opposition that is backed by turkey. what is happening on the ground as we speak is that the ypg is
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trying to advance towards a main rebel stronghold. also close to the turkish borderer. now in the past turkish artillery shells have landed in syria, but according to turkish officials it was in retaliation, provocation or an at the der rant approaching the boards. but this time around they're making three there is no provocation. this mention is in "s" that this is intended to hit the ypg. growing tensions. the turks do not want the ypg to expand their area. already the kurdish group controls the northeast of syria. they worry that they plan to link their enclave to territories further west. we have to bear in mind that there have been increasing tensions between turkey and it's allies over the u.s. alliance with the ypg. the turkish president erdogan
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said that you're either with us or against us. with the turkish witness landing in the area. >> by the day it is becoming more difficult for them to see a way out. >> undoubtedly. we do not have exact figures. we believe they were between 200 and 300,000 people, but hundreds of families have made their way out, but hundreds of families are still there. some of them just do not want to leave. we've spoken with some people and what they've told us where do you want us to go? the turkish border is closed. should we sleep in tents? should we sleep out in the open? it's cold. people are bracing for the responsibility, and yes they're very close to encircling aleppo. throughout the day we've heard of airstrikes targeting key
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positions particularly in a town that lies to the northern entrance of the eastern city of aleppo. the only route really in and out that have city. they're closing in, and the people inside bracing for a possibility of a siege. >> this high ground gives the syrian army and it's allies an advantage. the main rebel supply line from the west to the northern countryside of aleppo is now within their range of fire. disrupting the supply line is not their only objective. they're not far from the only entrance to the opposition controlled enclave and the divided city of aleppo. opposition fighters are trying to keep the roads open to prevent a siege of eastern aleppo where tens of thousands of people live. and inside the city rebel commanders say a proposed pause in the fighting only will benefit the government. >> the battle fo for aleppo was carried out by the international community who called themselves friends of syria. we told them that we will not stop fighting until all seizures
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are lifted and bombardment stops. >> the people of ahelp hoe have come together to prepare for the possibility of a siege. doctors, activists, lawyers, journalists create what had they call an united revolutionary front. and a call to arms has been answered by civilians men of fighting age are now receiving training before what could be a major battle. >> these men will join their brothers in the free syrian army. they will hold positions and join offenses. we'll teach our enemy lessons they won't forget. >> for those in the opposition the government's military campaigns across the country and it's recent battlefield gains will not force them to lay down their arms. there is opposition to u.s. russian plan agreed to in munich to pause the fighting within a week. rebel commanders say it is unrealistic because russian
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airstrikes continue to target isil and al qaeda linked al nusra front. they believe that russia will exploit those groups to continue targeting the rebels. >> the offensive has weakened groups considered by the west as moderates. they're strongest around aleppo. for the first time in years the opposition risks losing it's heartland in the north and it's lifeline the turkish border. but rebel commanders say the fall of aleppo won't be the end of the war. instead of direct confrontation they planned to resort to irregular warfare to loosen the government's grip on the ground. al jazeera, southern turkey. >> and dominic kane with us now. he's head of the security conference in munich. all of those there are supposed to be pretty much on the same page, aren't they. they want the cessation of hostilities. they want to defeat isil and they want to see an end to the war in syria.
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but in public it is taking on a pretty nasty note. >> that's right, david. at first it was about agreement over syria, and then saturday it appears to have been characterized by disagreement over syria. we heard from the u.s. secretary of state john kerry that this opportunity was a hinge around which the syrian crisis could turn, and this was an opportunity for both sides all sides to seek peace. then we heard from sergei lavrov, his counter part from russia, that this secession would not succeed. we heard from the french prime minister that they had to stop bombing civilians, then we heard from his russian counterpart that that was not the case and russia had natural interests in syria and had no secret scenarios it was playing out. there is sill a divergent of opinion over syria. >> only a short while after the agreement on syria was reached in this city, the u.s. secretary
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of state was back in munich for a security conference. although some applications had held deliberationsed a a step forward. others have expressed extreme skepticism. in his address to the conference, john kerry addressed that skepticism by stressing how critical it is to make the secession of hostilities work. >> this conflict will still require a political solution at some point in time in order to make peace. no matter what happens. this is the moment. this is a hinge point, decisions made in the comin coming days and weeks, and few months could end the war in syria or it could define a very difficult set of choices for the future. >> quite how difficult is becoming clear this weekend in munich. the french prime minister has
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accused the russians of bombing civilians in syria, and allegation endorsed by the u.s. government. the russian prime minister has said comments like these are making his country feel increasingly isolated. >> one could go as far as to say that we've slid back to a new cold war. almost on an every day basis we are called one of the most terrible threats nato as a whole or to europe or to the united states. the russians stress that they have national interests in syria and that they have no secret agenda. they have repeatedly denied that they are bombing civilians there. the humanitarian tragedy syria has suffered for the past five years has been highlighted by aid agencies and human rights groups alike. hundreds of thousands of people have been killed, and millions more displaced both inside and outside syria. >> i think the crisis we're dealing with is a leadership crisis.
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when we talk with the refugee crisis we have to remember the only moment it became a global refugee crisis is when the refugees started going to europe. suddenly it's become global. it's been going on for five years, in different parts of the world. what needs to happen, we need to give the protection, the international protections which these people who are fleeing from war and prosecution deserve and are entitled to. >> while there may be a support for a peaceful way out of the crisis, at the same time there are signs that regional players like turkey and saudi arabia are readying their forces for ground operations. so david this frontal system has now heard from all if not most if not all of the regional players that are fundamental to the syrian crisis, and from the initial powers. while all are expressing aspiration to the a peaceful solution, the question remains anything agreed on here in
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munich will translate to reality on the ground in syria. >> dominic, thank you. in iraq four civilians are said to have been killed by army artillery fire west of baghdad. among them injured are four children and two women. the military said it was targeting isil-controlled residential areas west o of fallujah. the red cross said it gave out medical supplies to four hospital in the city of taiz. it's been one of the hardest areas fought. an explosion bunched a hole in an airliner that killed one person.
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the suspected suicide-bomber was sucked out of the aircraft. a libyan air force jet has been shot down over the city of bengahzi. the plane was hit as it carried out airstrikes against islamic fighters who reportedly took responsibility for the downing. the pilot dejected and landed safely. his whereabouts are not known. special forces for more that 30 countries are taking part in a military exercise in senegal. it's being led by the u.s. and dutch. forces are on high alert after attacks targeting foreigners. in northern senegal, we have this report. >> barely visible in the distance elite commandos making a slow approach.
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among them is a military jargon high value target that they have to bring back alive. this is a drill conducted by u.s. forces green beret and dutch commandos. we were told not to film the foreign trainers up close as they watched the drill. >> we gave the full description of the individual. they're carrying photographs of his face, they can identify him. and we also put in the video some data, laptops, whatever they might find in his direct surrounding. if you want to get somebody for the government, you also want to prove that this is the one that they were looking for. >> the u.s.-led counter terrorism training is known as the flint lock exercise. it has been held every year for the past decade. it benefits elite units from
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various african nations. previous it took place in the desert. this year they have asked for scenarios involving coastal and urban areas. this one is take placing in senegal with its beach resorts popular with french tourists. the senegalese forces prepare their ambush. >> in battles like these once fought in outlying regions are increasingly coming close for home. these forces have had to adapt to this new threat. j. >> more than 50 people called. many of them foreigners in the capitals of neighboring mali and burkina faso. senegal security forces are on the alert. >> we have large rivers, both at our southern and northern border with mali. it's important for us to
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security these strategic places to avoid attacks. this is why this drill is so important to us. >> the senegalese capture their high valued target. this may an training exercise but it is hoped that they're better prepared to face an all too real threat. nicolas hawk, al jazeera, senegal. >> you're watching the al jazeera news hour coming up in just a moment. the protesters in haiti. >> i'm in the florida every grades where th the great burmese python hunt is underway. why they're so eager to get rid of yet another invasive species. >> how this goal cost the
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australian football team. >> egypt's president el-sisi has announced he's handing some legislative authority back to parliament. they made comments in an address in the capital of cairo. we'll discuss it in a moment after this report. >> delivering his first-ever peach to parliament. the last democratically elected lower house dominated by muslim brotherhood detainees in 2012. el-sisi said he is handing the power back. >> the great people of egypt i have announced before you you're representative of the people, the transfer of the legislative authority to the elected parliament. this is after what is held by the head of the executive authorities as an extraordinary measure forced on us by
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circumstances. in their this seems like a significant shift in power away from the president, but some question what it will mean in practice. the impacts is that we're going to stay with one dominant power, which is the executive. nothing is going to be changed. >> sisi said he wants to transform egypt into a modern democratic state, but for many life seems to be getting worse, not better. on friday thousands of dollars in cairo protested against police brutality. sisi did not mention the doctor's demonstration, but he did praise the security forces. >> the army and the police are paying a high price of sacrifice to protect the nation in the
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death of an italian student who was tortured and killed in cairo. the italian government is demanding answers. el-sisi wants station quite security and economic stability, but violence has surged in the sinai peninsula and 800 people were killed there in 2014. and the world bank says that the egypt economy is not growing quick enough to absorb the growing population and workforce. during the worse fork el-sisi was optimistic about egypt's future but many are not. >> let's bring in the chair of middle eastern studies and school of economic. no matter what he says, who is in charge? >> well, the military security is in charge now. president el-sisi was the defense minister. he was the head of the military for many years and an integral
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part of the military establishment many western scholars say that it is the return of the military even though el-sisi was elected. >> when he says democracy was remilitary. what does he mean? >> basically it was the first speech in parliament. so he was really celebrating this particular moment he called the transition complete. so you have the executive, you have the legislation first of all he's talking about the legislation that he's in charge. he talked about the form. the form construction of constitution institutions. what he did not say and what human rights say is that human right ryealations are massive.
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you have thousands of political prisoners. torture by police is routine. dissidents are basically locked behind bars. the political space have chunk. these are not my words. these are the words of many human rights people. >> apart from arab spring 2011, how similar is what we're seeing now to the 30 plus years of hosni mubarak and emergency rule? >> david at one particular moment it came in 2011 and 2012 there were great hopes and aspirations. many egyptians thought they would be able to take charge of their destiny and that basically a new dawn would emerge in egypt. the last three years as we know have been extremely contentious, extremely violent. thousands of egyptians have been
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killed as a result of clashes. and many union rights organizations, we trust their egypt when they sa--we trust their judgment when they say egypt today has not done much in terms of torture and clamp do down on dissidents. and on top of all that you have indigence, low-intense any insurgents not only in sinai but egypt. you have hundreds o those who have been killed. this has taken a heavy toll on the economy and on society. you look at 12% of the currency, it has been devastated as a result of tax on it in the last few months. >> is there any chance that he's not going to be in office forever, one man, but is there any chance that he or his successors would like to see a return to some democracy, or is
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this egypt going forward? >> i have no doubt in my mind that million of egypts would like to have an entirely radical system. they would like to live in an open society. the rallying cries. the aspirations about dignity, justice, it's all there. we know that. you have thousands of egyptian who is have suffered a great deal. i believe at the end of the day that egyptians will create a pluralistic state. and at what cost. president el-sisi acknowledges the fact that egypt faces severe social promise, and the democracy would come later on. that's exactly what the former president said. democracy is at the end of the road. egyptians would like to see a pluralistic society now, not tomorrow or the day after. >> good to hear your thoughts. thank you.
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well, the egyptian military said that the two soldiers have died defusing a roadside bomb in the sinai peninsula. isil fighters have been waging an insurgency in the region since the overthrow of president morsecy in 2013. now dozens of people have been demonstrating. he has been refusing food in protest withoutage. he said he will not eat until he's free. pope francis has become the first leader of the catholic church to enter mexico's national people. thousands were on the street to watch the home make the journey. we see him out and about with other senior clerics. the trip is viewed as highly symbolingic even though heads of state are usually greeted
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inside, the pope is expected to highlight the migrants in the country and drugs in what many consider tmany--and now posing for what many would consider the family photograph. let's go to our correspondent in mexico city. >> if you see me, can you talk to me? >> certainly can, adam. very nice of you to wave. we were talking about the pope. we're live right now. >> we'll hear from the pope. >> experience teaches us that each time we seek the path of privilege for few to the detriment to all, sooner other later society becomes th the
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fertile soil for drug traffickers. >> adam raney still with us. we'll take a break and give you an idea of what is coming up. >> i'm catherine soi in nairobi. this looks like money. but it's not. i'll be telling you how people in this community are using it. >> also, the saudis trying to break new ground at the berlin film festival, and how the top man at the olympics is aiming for a more affordable bottom line at the winter olympics.
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>> we'll go through the top stories here on the news hour. attempts to stop the fighting in syria appear to be going nowhere. talks in germany look to be in doubt.
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al-shabab said it was behind an explosion that punched a hole in an airliner last week killing one person. pope francis has urged mexico's clerics to oppose the drug trade and asking them to help mexicans excess scape--escape a life of violen violence. efforts to stop the spread of zika has been stepped up in brazil. more than 200,000 troops have been deployed to distribute leaflets about zika disease. >> the government is working in at this point with local authorities. we alone can't stop the zika virus. wedge only do it if everyone
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helps. all brazilians need to stop the spread of zika. we most all work to irradicate the mosquito that carries the virus. >> let'when we see what the president of brazil is saying when we see what is happening in other parts of the country, but the troops are out on the streets, is it feasible they can defeat the virus this way, or is it cosmetic what they're doing. >> i applaud the efforts to bring the military in to zika to wage a military-style campaign against the mosquito. i'm not sure that the measures go quite far enough in terms of simply providing public health information. while it's a welcomed measure it's one piece of the other two pieces that need to be done. and the other big piece that needs to be put in place is
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direct mosquito control. we know this can work. in the 1950s brazil and 17 other latin america countries irradicated the major moto mosquito responsible for zika transmission. they did this in 17-18 countries for the aggressive use of insect sides together with draining of water sources. i think that's so vital. >> i want to talk to you about numbers. the "world health organization" suggesting there could be 4 million people with zika later on this year. we talked about the 5,000 pregnant women in colombia, etc., etc. out of 31 one thousands cases in colombia. are we seeing a massive increase in the incidents of those who have zika virus, or are we seeing more and more people who are checking? >> i think the movement spread is genuine. what we're see something really
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gained a foothold in brazil and from brazil to colombia, and what we're seeing now is the marching up from south america to central america. and my prediction is by the end of this month every caribbean island will be infected. then you'll continue to see pregnant women becoming infected with the virus. i'll give you a good example, in haiti, there is a 250,000 newborns. those who live in extreme poverty, with no window screens or protections against the mosquitoes with the environmental degradation that is breeding mosquitoes. we could be seeing a catastrop catastrophefy of thousands of babies being born with microcephaly. could it be or not be linked to zika the big worry or that meese
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mosquitoes carry yellow fever, dengue fever, and the guilliam barr syndrome. >> again didengue is a huge concern and a big problem, but i'm horrified by the microcephlal linked with the virus and the link is becoming quite clear. we saw this weekend there is new information coming out with our journal, of neglected tropical diseases. we're looking at thousands of pregnant women with zika passing that to their babies. it's not just the small head, but horribly abnormal brain development with little brain tissue and destruction of brain
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titch and a number of other findings under the microscope that you can see with the virus and the damaged nervous tissue. this is a real horror story. but one which we can intervene with. that's keep there are would points not being discussed. one is delinquent poverty. women who live in poverty don't have protection against mosquitoes. that's a key factor that we're not putting enough emphasis on and the other fact is that we cannot intervene. we need to be aggressive with the insect sides and aggressive in carrying out water sources of the mosquitoes. >> not very comforting but very informative. we thank you very much, indeed. >> thank you very much for having me on. >> the last time we saddam rainy he was giving a passable impression of the pope waving from his popemobile because we couldn't hear him and you couldn't hear us. but i think we've got things
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fixed. tell us about the body's visit to mexico, what he had to say. where he's going to go and the fact that he managed to get into a place where no other pope has been before. >> in the past hour he has been making statements that that have been critical speaking in front of the president. he made is clear that transportation should not be the way, he talked about getting rich while the poor suffer viability attacks from drug cartels that are only able to thrive because of this endemic corruption. speaking in front of the bishops in front of the largest cathedral in the americas, he called on them to start connecting more to the people. only through a church-inspired plan could the mexicans come out of this rash of violent years. he said that the government needs to do more. he's bringing the solution that it can only be successful with
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the help of the church. francis is trying to get in front of this ongoing spiritual war of corruption and crime in this country. and we don't know what his motivation political-wise is, but from a spiritual side he wants to protect his flock. he'll be traveling. >> story to butt in. that's the way of these things. he was inside the national palace. this is something that the president had thought well, it's a good idea to get him inside for p.r. reasons. but how is what the poem has to say going to go down with those to whom he was directing these comments. >> it's probably not going down well in back rooms, but we'll see politicians embrace what the pope is saying with subtle hints that they don't buy into everything that he's saying. he's the first latin american
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poem, the first pope from the americas, and politicians just can't ignore what he has to say. in fact, by embracing him perhaps they boost their own political capital despite the fact even on sunday he's going out to one of the grittiest, most violent suburbs in mexico city to say mass in a community that is racked by violence, killings, corruptions, roving gangs of corrupt cops, and he'll be speaking about the need for politicians and church leaders to reach out to an average mexican who is refer day are forced to live in often violent communities. whether that will go down well, it may not, but the across is not going to be contradicting him during this visit. >> adam raney, thank you very much, indeed. finally got through to you and well wors worster--worth it.
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we'll go to haiti where they're going to find themselves a president even on a temporary basis after president michel martelly quit last year. and it was a term we deviled by corruption and this is a michel martelly, who had been a pop star and apparently working on his comeback song at the moment. also known as sweet mickey. someone who was favored by hillary clinton when he was running for the presidency five years ago. but it doesn't seem to have gone that well. live for us now in the capital. what is happening? parliament is trying to get enough people to come together to make a decision. but whatever the decision is, it looks like it's going to be contentious. >> well, let me tell what you is happening now. this national assembly is supposed to get an interim president and get haiti out of
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the it's worst political crisis. what i can tell you until now we don't even know whether this vote is going to happen, or whether there is going to be decorum. there is supposed to be 51 deputies and there are only 17. we know that this is a very contested election. they're saying that this should not be happening at all because this parliament was brought in elections. they're asking deputies not to participate here. i spoke to one deputy who told me that they're optimistic that they're hoping that this vote will happen, but that they know there are many people who are hoping that they vote won't take place today. >> martelly, sweet mickey, he came in after that terrible earthquake, which killed so many people i wonder what his power
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place is, and do you see how the country is split? is it those who want to see money making elite, accused of corruption or is there a social agenda? what is it? >> well, that's a very interesting question. we were just talking to some analysts here who are saying that basically what is happening in haiti today is in part to blame for the international community, the united states and france, because they've been applauding michel martelly for years martelly is accused of trying to move a border to benefit his beach house, if you can get an idea of how many accusations are running against him human rights abuses violating the constitution and many other things. and of course people here on the streets 80% of poor people in
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this country are saying that he has ruled for the rich. that's why they have been on the streets for weeks. that's why they're ready to go back to the cheats. whoever they want this power is not elected this time. >> looking forward to see if there is any way to resolve this. it sounds like a country that could do without a few favors. thank you, in port-au-prince. where the temptation might be to print your own money we're going to take a look at somewhere where they are doing that, a risk way, way to solve the problems of poverty. but there are some communities, we found some in kenya trying it out. the vouchers are printed on special paper with serial numbers and ultraviolet ink, and they're used as money. >> these are on the edge of nairobi. car washes, vegetable sellers, food stall owners are all
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introduced to a community currency. >> only those in the association can use it. it is free 200 suchers equivalents to $2 to each business taking part. the coordinators say that the vouchers allowed traders to use their kenyan currency and cushion themselves for difficult financial times. >> this is a currency for most of the community. if they use the currency they can access goods and services that they use at home. >> after selling her chili bites she can go to a shop that accepts the couchers. she buys bread using her both hard currency and the voucher. joseph, a shopkeeper can then buy vegetableless for his family
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in the stall at hom from the stall next door. >> if you're in theft york you want go and buy anywhere else. you have to look for me. >> to get these vouchers you must have a business, either a shop, a restaurant, a vegetable store. have a product or service that can benefit the next trader, but many people hearsay they cannot afford to own a business. many feel excluded from this trade because they don't have enough money to feed their families let alone to start a business. >> it takes a lot of time to get it working in the community. >> those who use the local
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currency couchers say that it is small designated labor for those who have their users. she is now able to save money and expand her bus one colorful bill at a time. catherine soi, al jazeera, nairobi. >> the chinese artist wei wei has been creating life jackets in germany. the orange vests were wrapped around the city's concert house and collected from beaches on the greek island of lesbos where they've been abandoned after being used by refugees crossing from turkey. now the most famous reptile in the everglades is probably the american alligator, but it is also home to what they call non-native invasive species,
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such as the burmese python. >> oz did i makes his living guiding tourists through the everglades national park. he grew up here and saw his first burmese python as a child, but their population is thought to have exploded since then. >> we'll never win the battle. at least we could keep the numbers down and at least we could have some type of control. >> officials estimate their numbers in the thousands and say the threat to this delicate ecosystem is very real. >> they're unstoppable. they're so quiet and so deadly that we could be sitting here and not even know that he's sitting in these willows. you will he never see it. >> you'll walk through that brush, and you'll keep walking until you step on one. >> now officials give hunting
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licenses. >> i have respect for them. i love them. i like to dance with them. but after that bite, i realize that if i were to be alone that day, that python bit me where it bit me, i would not be alive. >> when the hunts first began it attracted 1500 people from 38 different states. but it's not the number of burmese pythons that are captured and killed. it's about raising awareness of what is now considered one of florida's most aggressive invasive species. >> education programs have been running in florida for a few years as the threat from burmese pythons have grown. some remain skeptical that they can ever be completely irradicated. >> we have the sport in just a moment here on the news hour. stay with us to see if real madrid could come up with a plan to close the gaps on the league
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leaders barcelona.
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>> you when comes to cinema, saudi arabia does not have that much of a tradition. a group of young independent movie makers is hoping to inspire others by bringing a film they made to the berlin film festival. >> boy meets girl. boy tries to date girl, but this is saudi arabia, and the challenges are enormous. in fact, that sort of the point of baraca meets baraca.
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despite it being presented as a quirky comedy at the berlin film festival. >> in the last 30 years, they have become so much limited in the face of young liberals, the more progressive, the women, the minorities. they're less visible in the streets. no one wants to watch a film on public space where i have to make a love story, and then in the background there is the story of the city, of public face. >> if you wonder how much interest there is in the film, it's a complete sell out as the film gets its international premiere. >> the young saudi team that made the film financed it themselves because there is no film industries let alone movie theaters in saudi arabia. they had to constantly explain to people what they were doing. >> i had this realization that it was a different character, but for other people they would film me.
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so when someone walking down the street or driving by recognize me, they wouldn't have recognized me as bibi. they would come by and say hi, what are you doing here. i was, like-- >> the movie got a great reaction is careful to show traditional saudi culture in a positive light, but it does not pull punches with society's problems i was. >> surprised how in your face it was. >> to make a movie to critique the culture, this is something that is not easy to do. >> well, they have done it against all the odds, and they hope to inspire more saudi movie fakeers to do the same. >> six nations, rugby news and
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the rest of the sport with sanaa in doha. >> manage chester united say he's disappointed and frustrated with his place after the 2-1 loss at sunderland where they put sunderland ahead in the third mitt. they would equalize before the break. it is united first-ever defeat after a blow to the challenges league ambitions. >> the players want to deliver but because they don't deliver today we're disappointed. >> they're 4-0 up midway through the second half against
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newcastle. spoke ended a losing streak. crystal palace are without a win in nine games. they're unbeaten runs with six games at the 1-0 win in swansea and up to six in the table. >> if they can win the title we can be fourth or fifth in the league because it is a tough competition. we passed west ham and it's over all about focus every weekend. >> real madri mama dried in the spanish league, real remain unbeaten, and this was the fifth win in six games. cristiano ronaldo netted twice, and the spanish league is one of
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the last major european divisions not to commit to goal line technology. australia's a-league is another not used in the system. that caused the melbourne victory. the game was level and should have been the winner for the victory. with the free kick, the game finished two off. and in the last few minutes wales has beaten scotland in the rugbies six nations championship. the final score at the cardiff millennium stadium. the result has survively dented airlines' hopes for a six nations title. >> and on sunday england will hope to win their winning start
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eddie jones. they won their opening game against scotland and face italy in rome. the olympics games are under way in norway they would host the 2022 olympics as we explain. >> lilyhammer, the symbol. 1994 winter olympics is still carved into the trees of its slopes. winter sports in the history of this place that even the statues of medieval kings have skis. now lilyhammer is looking to the future to host the winter olympic games in the same venues as i 1994. the norwegians following in the
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tracks of natural heroes, who won gold here before this generation was born. >> it's like my parents talk about it still. oh, it was so happening, and people were cheering, and they were outside and having so much fun. that's the whole experience. it's important to see that it's not the only goal. but to think that i want to compete in the real olympic games, too. >> some of the 15 sports are totally new such as bobsled with one athlete inside instead of a team of two. there are three previous editions of winter games have provided a testing ground for new sports such as snowboarding that has gone on to be a success at senior winter games. but freshening the program may not be enough to start the olympic movement getting stuck in a rut. skiing is a way of life but not so much that norway was willing
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to butt $5.4 million of its oil money into the olympics. pulling out of the 2022 that will now be held in beijing. >> we want to show that more flexibility with regards to the organization of the winter gam games. the rest is up to the norwegians whether they want to join. this is the field of interested cities that we see building up. >> young athletes show that there may be chance that the olympic sports does not pass them by again. >> that's it for me. back to david. >> thank you, thank you very much, indeed, sana and the sports team. thanks for watching. we'll see you next time. next up is felicity. bye bye.
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