Skip to main content

tv   Weekend News  Al Jazeera  February 20, 2016 6:00pm-7:01pm EST

6:00 pm
follow our expert contributors on twitter, facebook, instagram, google+ and more. announcer: this is al jazeera. hello, welcome to the al jazeera newshour live from our headquarters in doha. i'm elizabeth puranam. coming up in the next 60 minutes... [ singing ] hillary clinton wins in nevada. it is a close result. also there's results in south carolina the iraqi government says sunni tribesman have taken up
6:01 pm
arms in fallujah state of emergency in fiji - slammed by the biggest storm in the southern hemisphere. >> and sport - barcelona cannot win. 52 games without a loss for the la liga world, it's a club record. and a round up of sport in the race for the white house, voters have been going to the polls in south carolina and nevada. hillary clinton won a tight contest against bernie sanders in nevada. she got 52% of the votes, and the first state with a racially diverse electorate to vote. this is a live scene out of los angeles, where we are accepting hillary clinton to address his support.
6:02 pm
meanwhile, in south carolina, billionaire businessman donald trump is expected to win the republican contest. the big question is how big the margin will be. who'll gain momentum on the vote. >> we are in both states with the voting. we'll speak to alan fishing in columbia first, to michael shure, in los angeles. and, so, clinton has won, michael. was it by a big enough margin, was it convincing. well it wasn't really about margin here, she's within four points now, over by four points. it was about changing the narrative for clinton. it is a clear victory. she won iowa by percentage points and got trounced in new hampshire. coming to the state. it's the type of state she should do well in, and having success is comforting to the
6:03 pm
campaign. the clinton campaign is looking at is saying, look, nevada looks like the americans. new hampshire, iowa are two of the whitest states. it's very important to get to the comfortable territories and do well there. that is also what the campaign wanted to see and prove. had she not done well here, it would not have been a definite for the campaign, but a victory changes the narrative. that is important in the campaign. >> how much do you need the victory, given the loss in new hampshire. and the narrow win in iowa. i hear what you are saying about the narrative being more important than the margin. surely it tells a story two. >> it does tell a story. this is the beginning of the chapter. they go to the national
6:04 pm
convention. this is where it starts for hillary. 12 states in the south. they are exposing weaknesses in the campaign. 75% of the voters are around las vegas where i am. and they are a reflection of more of america, and the rural places in nevada. they are up 10 percentage points. it speaks well to their changes. it's a greater concentration for the african-american voters. you'll see a lot of immigrants and children of immigrants. i spoke to union workers, and workers that came here, first generation americans saying that they believe hillary clinton has a more realistic approach to immigration. and she thinks that will be contagious. >> that's our correspondent michael shure joining us from las vegas, let's go to columbia
6:05 pm
and south carolina, there. alan fisher is live from there. donald trump was ahead of polls. any indications of results yet? >> reporter: voting closed in the last 20 minutes. the polls said donald trump would win in south carolina. it's an interesting point. how far a lead he has if he does, in fact win. by far and away the most interesting part of the race is who will come second. the real campaign is in the last few days, they have gained enough. if they do that, particularly as they had the backing of influential republican governor. that would be a big win. he couldn't claim it was a
6:06 pm
victory, but it would be bad news for jed bush if he is forced into fourth place, given how much effort he's put into south carolina, and the money, and given that he had his brother, the last republican president and his mother stumping for him. it would be a disaster. you would see supporters moving away and look for alternative candidates, and if marco rubio finishes second or third, that is where they are likely to land. they'll be a crucial couple of hours, and interesting to see how donald trump plays in a state that is more diverse than iowa and new hampshire. particularly new hampshire. >> so second and third place is just as important to watch them. what else are we looking at from the results here? >> well, john kasich has not really campaigned here. he believes he'll do better in sergio massa and michigan. it will be interesting to see if
6:07 pm
he finishes in sixth. he came out with momentum. he was in second. he said he was the candidate to unite the party. sixth place would not be fatal but would be bad news. everyone would be focused on who the anti-trump vote goes to. at the moment marco rubio, if he is second or third. that's where the establishment will put their chips. donald trump had a big spat. most republican voters identify themselves as evangelical christians or deeply reliage ours, if he had impact from that. we'll see if he finishes under 10 clear of the second place, if he wins. he will leave saying if i play in south carolina, i can play anywhere in the country and the establishment worried about that. ted cruz has to be second. if he does get second, trump,
6:08 pm
crews, the two outsiders against the establishment. one will go forward into the later contests. if it's not ted cruz, it will be donald trump, and ted cruz's dreams may peter out. >> alan fisher joining us live from columbia in south carolina. snoop these are pictures from where hillary clinton has won for the democrats. she is going to be seeing supporters soon. we'll be going live to her when it happened let's move to other news. a state of emergency is being declared on the island of fiji, they've been hit by the strongest storm, wind speeds of 120 k/hr.
6:09 pm
>> there were cyclones winds, affecting the whole of the country. it was declared a natural disaster for the whole of fiji. >> fiji is in lock down, battered by the cyclone, the strongest storm to hit the island ever recorded. a nationwide curfew has been imposed. many are staying at home. buildings are flimsy and may not stand up to powerful winds. this is what it looks like from space, it's a nasty picture, showing the eye of the cyclone over the pacific. beneath it is fiji, more that 300 low-lies islands in across the country. crops will be damaged. the storm has dumped a lot of water. boats and ships at sea are in danger. crews within 550km of the storm have been told to check in every
6:10 pm
three hours. people living in nadi, the third-largest city in fiji did as much as they could to protect homes and businesses. frontsic preparations have been made on other islands in. >> most have done all they can, taking cash from the bank. >> reporter: if the storm eases on monday, planes will ply over the island to look at impact. carrying impinge to hospital. and the -- anyone to hospital. and the residents will have to repair the damage. >> reporter: for more on this, the director of the fiji neurological office. good to have you with us on al jazeera. what is the situation in fiji. and where is cyclone winston. thank you very much. the typical cyclone last night
6:11 pm
made landfall and went to the north-western parts and is located 50km south-east of the islands in. >> as. this morning at 7:00a.m. cyclone winston was located about 200km west. and moving west. >> what damage has cyclone winston caused. >> we are still making the assessment of the damage. however, the windows that have been experienced in parts of the country was really excessive, especially one of the islands in in the area.
6:12 pm
reporting 125 knot wind. and maximum gusts recorded at the time was 157. fiji is nom stranger to cyclones. put it in context for us, how bad is it. >> cyclone winston was small and come pat -- compact. there have been cyclones passing through. but not passing through. was the government prepared for this. >> yes.
6:13 pm
it was in terms of providing most of the community is well prepared. >> all right. that is the director of the office. thank you for your time. appreciate it. to iraq, the government says three sunni tribes have taken up arms. the government is preparing for a state of emergency in the second si, also held by i.s.i.l. the prime minister announced that shia militia will be involved in a battle to retake the area from i.s.i.l.
6:14 pm
>> translation: some claim the americans and the british are pressuring us not to allow mobilization to join the fight. i can assure you they'll be a part of the battle. it will be done by all iraqis from all backgrounds including peshmerga and sunni volunteers. for more on this, we are joined by a researcher from the city of marylands. he joins us from washington d.c. good to have you on al jazeera. what do you make of the latest reports from fallujah, that sunni tribesman are revoting against i.s.i.l. it's hard to get a pact of what is happening in the i.s.i.l.-held city. >> it is. a lot of the reports are coming out. it's hard to trace how they started, how this conflict between the tribes and i.s.i.s. initiated. one claimed it was because a woman was not wearing gloves,
6:15 pm
and they had grabbed down and called in other tribe members. there are claims that there are disputes going on in the city. >> i think we need to zoom out with this from above. and understand that i.s.i.s. controlled the city since early 2014, and there hasn't been much evidence that there has been, you know, internal difficulties that occurred for i.s.i.l. from tribal groups or different residents within the state. it's too soon to tell whether it's a truly legitimate game in the sense that it could lead to a push of influence within fallujah. >> the position of people living in fallujah is difficult. it's controlled by i.s.i.l., seized by the government forces. is there an appetite by sunni tribesman in fallujah to fight i.s.i.l.
6:16 pm
and can they expect support from government forces here. >> well, i think an appetite could be built. money was behind it. i remember historically that it happened. the government cut funding for a lot of sunni tribes, fighting the components of the group that is now i.s.i.s. and how it had been thrown their way. a lot of groups, because they are under a hard grip by i.s.i.s., it's hard for them. to push back if they wanted to. we run into a whole other problem. >> i asked whether i go and fight with iraqi government forces. operations in fallujah are run. to run in establishments backed almost by the iranians. and had a nasty time with sunnis. it makes for a tough situation
6:17 pm
in terms of going forward. saying oh, tlds be an iraqi government -- there would be an iraqi force. a lot of sunni tribes are looking for the lesser evil, and for many of them. because some of them have revengeful minds, they want power back in baghdad. they'd rather stick with i.s.i.l., because they are not going to put power drills through the heads. one of the leading governments for so many years within iraq. >> you are saying the sunni tribes would rather us or them than the same popular mobilization forces that the prime minister said is going to be involved in the fight against mosul, which also is held by i.s.i.l. what role are the forces playing in the government fight against i.s.i.l. >> right now if we are looking at the broader picture in terms of what security apparatus are
6:18 pm
functioning on the ground. these are shia religious figures that are in control. they are taking the fight to i.s.i.s., and they are the dominant force on the ground. the iraqi army had a hard time stepping up. getting units trained and projecting their power. in fallujah, the main elements are the irani backed shia militias, smashing block after block in an effort to retake the city. so, they have a hard and powerful presence on the ground. what worries me is because the units are sectarian and have instruct tours that bind them. it wunt really open them up -- it doesn't really open them up. it doesn't. these are the same units
6:19 pm
involved many years ago during the american occupation in terms of ethnically cleansing baghdad and ethnically cleansing other areas of sunni residence, they are the same units operating and pushing back i.s.i.s., and i.s.i.s. used that past history to build support for itself with other iraqi sunnis. unfortunately, we may create the next war because the units are used now. >> from the university of marylands, joining us from washington d.c. thank you for your time. thank you. we'll take you back to las vegas, nevada, where hillary clinton is addressing supporters after winning in the democrat race let's listen. >> here in nevada, a brave young girl told me how scared she is, her parent was deported. in south carolina.
6:20 pm
kids trying to learn in crumbling classrooms and neglected communities. and then there was flint, michigan, where children were reported by toxic water just because the government wanted to save money. [ crowd boos ] >> so americans are right to be angry. we are also hungry for real solutions. in the campaign, you have heard a lot about washington and wall street. we all want to get accountable money in politics, starting with appointing new judges to the supreme court. who will protect the right of every citizens to vote. not every corporation to buy
6:21 pm
elections, and we agree that wall street can never be allowed to threaten main street again. no bank too big to fail. no executive too powerful to gaol. if we listen to the voices of flint and ferguson. and put our hearts to coal countries and indian countries, and listen to the hardworking people across america, it's clear there's more to be done. the truth is we are a single issue country. we need more than that plan for the big banks the middle glass needs a raise. we need more jobs, jobs that pay well and can't be outsourced. jobs that provide community and a future. we can do it by unleashing the
6:22 pm
innovation of entrepreneurs and businesses. we can do it with investment and manufacturing and infrastructure. especially here in nevada. [ cheering and applause ] >> are somebody, some country is going to be the 21st energy superpower, it's going to be china, someone else and i want is to be us. we have to do more for parents to combine work and family. there's so many on the sideline. don't you think very have waited long enough. it's time for equal pay, equal work hillary clinton - she's
6:23 pm
addressing supporters in las vegas, nevada, after winning for the democrats in nevada, beating bernie sanders by a small britain will vote on its membership. european union, it's said to dominate in the next three months. david cameron's own cabinet is against him. the british prime minister says they'll be stronger and safer if they stay in the e.u. our plan for europe gives us the best of both worlds. it underlines the special status, which families across britain get all the benefits of being in the european union,
6:24 pm
including more jobs, lower prices and greater security. the special status means we are out of those parts of europe that do not work for us. so we'll never be part of the euro bailouts, the no borders area dominik kane has more from london. >> reporter: a key concern for david cameron is what kind of solidarity he'll be given by cabinet colleagues, we know there are some members that will be campaigning for britain to leave the european union. while some on the government's side, the chancellor, mr osborne and the home secretary who are with david cameron, the question will be how many other members of government will be staunchly pro this plan. the deal from brussels.
6:25 pm
then, of course, there's the party that greeted the deal from brussels with distain. they don't believe the speech to be part of a concern with a large group. the question will be whether the two sides of the campaign will fight the campaign they want, and we'll know the answer in 124 days time. >> nationalist protesters vandalized the russian backed from the capital kiev. they've taken control of the offices of the country's richest man. tens of thousands marched. tens of thousands march said in an anti-austerity rally. demonstrators from the capital talk about candidates running for office talking about houses,
6:26 pm
employment and health. 80,000 turned up for the march. local media puts it at closer to 20,000. >> now, unaccompanied - at least 10,000 refugees have disappears trying to reach safety in europe. that's according to the european law enforcement polls. we speak to young refugees on the border, about the risks they face. >> the center from the home with the teenage dreams of a better life. inspired by the images, of refugees streaming across europe. a harsh reality stepped in. >> i went to macedonia five times. each time i was sent back to greece. >> they say days only syrians, africans and iraqs are allowed to continue the journey.
6:27 pm
they were regarded as economic migrants. now they try the greek side of the border, unprotected and vulnerable to criminal gangs. many want to the remain anonymous telling us their stories, but not their names. >> translation: there was four of us. we tried to cross. there were guys in front of us. we ran. there are three, and victims. i saw it with my own eyes. we threw stones at them. we escaped. and left others behind. >> reporter: recently many were found to be children. no one knows how many are travelling alone. >> they declare who they are, and are members.
6:28 pm
they are travelling alone lining adults or with unknown people, and there were minors from 12-14 years. >> reporter: that is the story of a family. hoping to meet his family in germany. he was lucky to end up in a shelter in greece. >> it's scary. you never know what it will do to you. he'll take you to the forest, rob, rape and kill you. it happens. some were robbed and beaten and disappeared. >> this man lost contract with his companions, and it's a story many told us, still despite the risks. the young travellers will try to sneak across the borders, walk under the cover of darkness,
6:29 pm
hoping by day break would be one step closer to their destination. coming up on the al jazeera newshour. >> the information failed. it was not transparent. >> not free. strong criticism of uganda's elections. advise of security threats and a change of venue for a literary festival in pakistan. >> and in sport, robin will be here with the latest.
6:30 pm
6:31 pm
6:32 pm
good to have you with us on the al jazeera newshour, these are the stop stories, hillary clinton narrowly won the nevada caucus, beating bernie sanders with 52% of the vote. and south carolina, billionaire donald trump is the favourite among the republicans sunni tribesman in fallujah
6:33 pm
have taken up arms against i.s.i.l. the iraqi government says there has been two days of fighting and a challenge to the armed group. the state of emergency has been declared on the island of fiji in the south pacific. hit by the strongest storm recorded there. wind speeds reaching 300 k/hr bolivia's president morales has a final rally to change the constitution to run for a fourth time, potentially seeing him stay in power until 2025. he is the first indigenous president. for more on this, joining us from washington d.c. is eric farmingworth. vice president of the council of americas. good to have you with us on al jazeera. do you think the referendum will be an easy win for jimmy
6:34 pm
morales. he has been a popular bt. >> he's losing a bit of popularity. he's been alleged to have engaged in scandalous activity, or scandal has begun to surround the administration. the economy may be softening. it's an economy based on natural gas and as commodity prices slow down. the economy slows down, he's losing and the referendum is not a guarantee. he has popularity in some sectors, like the indigenous areas. >> could he lose popularity because he has been in power for so long, and people get sick of those in power. why does he want to extend his
6:35 pm
serve here. >> it seems to be a trend whereby presidents like to remain in power. they like the trappings, and tried to get the constitution changed. it worked in venezuela and ecuador. the longer a president is in power. they grow weary and look for change. democracy requires that parties change in power, and world change. if he's in power until 2025. that will be 20 years. it's a stretch for the country like bolivia, and people may be looking for change. >> what about people outside of bolivia. how are the latin american neighbours looking on to what is happening here. >> he lost an ally in the elections there in november, and
6:36 pm
the new president seems to have the same approach that they did in venezuela. the president is in real trouble. the venezuela economy is sinking so the leftist popularity that was the norm across south america has been there. at the same time there are people in bolivia, where they are asking the question. is the united states the enemy. why do you pick fights with the united states. they are tired of that approach. the united states being an enemy of bolivia. those relations could improve to the extent that the president of bolivia would go in that direction. i think a lot of people would do so. it's interesting to see the way the country votes. latin american expert with the council of americans joining us from washington d.c. thank you for your time
6:37 pm
chile's government is revealing a tighter rule for businesses after supermarkets were accused of price fixing. it's alleged the three companies colluded to keep the prices up. we have this story from santiago. >> reporter: from the chicken they eat to the medicine they take, the toilet paper they flush. chileans have been taking more than they should. now they know it. terrible, terrible. police fixing going on and on. no one goes to gaol. >> translation: we've been ripped off by businessman. chile's largest supermarket chains accounting for sales have been indicted for colluding and keeping prices high. they are the 1.5 billion.
6:38 pm
this, after revelations of another conspiracy by two companies that hiked up the price of the toilet paper. one of the companies also does business. >> we realise that the free model of competition was not so free. that the market organised economic groups to make more profit. >> reporter: many ask how the companies got away with it for so long. the answer is because they can. chile's market treats collusion not as a crime, but a misdemeanour not as a crime. but that is about to change. the government rushed to congress to set fines and prison terms of up to 10 years. >> if you don't have
6:39 pm
competition, you won't have increased productivity. therefore, you will affect economic growth. and waiting for stricter controls, many irate customers are battling the supermarkets. boycotting the stores, a strategy they hope will hit them where it hurts the most. >> we are taking you back to las vegas, nevada, where bernie sanders, who just lost the democratic caucus to hillary clinton in nevada is addressing supporters. let's listen in. >>..i applaud them for their efforts. that's what this entire campaign has been about is the issue of
6:40 pm
momentum. is the issue of thinking more of people into the political process. when we began in iowa, we were behind. when we began in new hampshire, we were 30 behind, and we were way behind in nevada. as people hear our message, and it's a tough message because it speaks to the truth of an american society, that a lot of people do not want to address. that is because a campaign financed is unabiding american democracy.
6:41 pm
the superpacs were continuing to buy the elections in the united states of america. and people are catching on. ordinary people, working people. working longer or longer hours. and going to the top 1%. and we are going to create an economy that works for all of us, and not just the top 1%. democrat bernie sanders addressing supporters. getting plenty of cheers from them. despite losing the nevada caucus to hillary clinton. only by a small margin
6:42 pm
thousands pay tribute to u.s. supreme court justice scalya. a memorial celebrated the 29-year-old. there was a political battle for his replacement. andy gallagher reports. >> he was the supreme court's longest sitting justice, a man of conviction, it was not a date for justice. thousands met. among those paying tribe ute. the memorial was led by scalia, one of the justices. we give thanks to a particular blessing. god bless dad with the love for his family. others talked about scalia's devotion to his faith, family
6:43 pm
and public service. at the time of his death he had served almost 30 years in the supreme court. scalia was a polarizing figure, someone that garnered respect, even from those that opposed his youth. his absence from the supreme court sparked a fight. eight remaining judges, the supreme court is split over a number of important cases on abortion, affirmative action, and president obama's health care law. the republicans want to the hole off on new appointments, and president obama promised to appoint someone soon, all of whi which's a sense of urgency. >> the republicans need to not make it about republicans and democrats, but about the supreme court. >> how they do it will be up to them to decide. we forget that there's three branches of government. >> i admire the product. it will by hard to find.
6:44 pm
>> scale will be remembered as a gifted writer and leader among scholars, as the election approaches the question of who relayses looms large. >> sudan's electoral commission declared the current president as the winner. >> police surrounded the house of opposition leader kissa besigye as the results was completed. other key opposition world were under house arrested police called it preventive arrangement. you results were announce the.
6:45 pm
>> the election health on february 2016. >> they said things largely resolved. >> this is fraudulent. >> the electoral commission failed, it was not transparent. i would say it's a failure of the director. >> while the results were read, some listened. others watched football. >> back at his house, his party
6:46 pm
president tried to enter. we are in a delicate situation. the president and those he's working with are scared to death. supporters prepare to celebrate, opposition supporters are waiting for their world to make their next move. malcolm webb, al jazeera. former prime minister has been seen as president. provisional results announced on saturday now, authors from 40 countries, confining the threat. we have more.
6:47 pm
there are a few people. the female artist and activist began their career. growing talent gives hope. >> social in political. it continually amazes one is the ability to ibbo vate. freedom of speech doesn't come naturally to pakistan. others have been returning it abroad.
6:48 pm
he's hopeful that the freedoms will not think for long. >> it's bigger powers in terms of inside. localized governments can only clampdown the situation for a certain violent. >> this is a rare treat. threats meant fewer public gatherings. organizers say it's crucial to stand up to fear. all the more reason that we keep overcoming challenges that they'll need from the standpoint of security. there's no turning back for us. >> tens of thousands are expected to attend. this year's festival was almost
6:49 pm
shut down. similar events have taken place in other cities still ahead, lindsay von back on top of the world. robin has the details coming up.
6:50 pm
time for sport. elizabeth, thank you very much. good to have you along.
6:51 pm
barcelona won. the football giants are continuing their march towards another la liga barcelona. 52 games, winning in all competitions. the victims in the canary isles. and who else. it gives a 9-point lead at the top of the table. >> in training, they were away to malaga on sunday. >> translation: it's knew for us. we did that. that's it. we need to keep on doing our
6:52 pm
best. hull city are trying to do what no team has done. and that is beat arsenal. the gunners aiming for a hat-trick of titles. they were held to a normal draw. they'll be needed to split the sides. >> i'm not as relaxed as i look. and honestly am i nervous or angry? it doesn't change the results. i would be if i change the result. i think it's not what we plan. but it's how you respond, how you find a solution to what you face now. we have to qualify. >> bourne mouth lost 2-0. watford into the quarterfinals, and west brom beaten. the victory and get coming at a
6:53 pm
cost. beaten by one of his fans. the police are investigating, and reportedly made an arrest. lead extended to four points. p.s.v. were on the score sheet as early as the third minute of the game. and here, wraps up the win on the penalty spot on the stroke of half-time. here he is, top of the standings, turning to a single point. >> dubai championship title for a second title. cruising to a 6-2 win over a player from the ukraine. 66 minute victory. ramus back in the top 20 rankings, she's 17 and the first italian to win the competition.
6:54 pm
>> i'm extremely happy, very pleased. it's an unexpected victory for me. i didn't expect anything, especially in the initial week. i had no idea there would be. talking to the coach, in the end we decided i could come. it was tough. but i'm happy to be the winner. >> the new zealand captain is ensuring a memorial finish, the 34-year-old playing his 101st and final test match. on the opening day of the test against australia in crist church, scoring the fastest test hundred all time. mccollum came to the crease. 32-3. even ripped apart the bowling line-up. reached the century. 54 bombs, and made a total of 145 including sixes, and 21 fours. coming off 54 balls, makes it
6:55 pm
the quickest in terms of delivery space, beating a record set by the west indian batsman. smashing england all around. that's matched by the current test captain's efforts against australia. that was in ab ute derby. australia adam gilchrist, 50-ball century coming against perth. he had no idea that he broke the milestone sent by a childhood hero, viv richards. >> it was enviable. almost sort of unhappy to go past him. no, i was aware of the record but respectful of all that that has been here before.
6:56 pm
it would be nice. it's the most important thing. >> the world's best cyclist have been tackling the scenario at the top man. steep and rocky mountains. bossen haingen claimed a second-stage win. italy's rider is in second position, holding a lead heading into the final stage taking place on sunday it's downhill for lindsey vonn. in a good way, she's on top of the sport. the sport.
6:57 pm
6:58 pm
>> al jazeera america brings you independent reporting without spin. >> not everybody is asking the questions you're asking me today. >> we give you more perspectives >> the separatists took control a few days ago. >> and a global view. >> now everybody in this country can hear them. >> getting the story first-hand. >> they have travelled for
6:59 pm
weeks, sometimes months. >> what's your message then? >> we need help now. >> you're watching al jazeera america. >> welcome to al jazeera america. more reporters, more stories, more perspective. >> from our award-winning news teams across america and beyond. >> we've got global news covered.
7:00 pm
two critical contests for the republicans the south carolina primary. >> we better start using our heads or we're not going to have a country, folks the nevada caucuses. >> thank you very much what happens tonight likely to end the campaigns >> a lot of people arend

43 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on