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♪ ♪ this is al jazeera. ♪ ♪ hello, i am barbara serra, this is the news hour live from london. thank you for joining us. coming up in the next 60 minutes, more than 100 people die in com bombs in duh damascud homs on the day the u.s. claims progress on the potential syria ceasefire. india deploys thousands of troops to calm cast -- e protests which left new deal-y facing a water crisis. after the cyclone fijians are told to stay inside for a second
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night as officials assess the damage. a scansal involved a ex-girlfriend damage the bolivian president's chances for running for a fourth term. in sport, chelsea are in to the quarter teams of the english f.a. cup. they are beat on their strength. manchester city side 5-1. as manager gus maintains his unbeaten run in the competition. ♪ ♪ syria has suffered two devastating sets of explosions in 24 hours. in the first homs was hit by a car bombing. at least 46 people were killed and more than 100 injured in one of the deadliest attacks to date in the government-held city. hours later a southern suburb of damascus was hit by a number of explosions, this time killing at
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least 83 people and injuring dozens, the attacks came as government forces captured 31 villages in aleppo province in the north from the islamic state of iraq and the levant. and also co incited with the u.s. secretary of state john kerry saying he's reached a provisional agreement with russia on the terms of a ceasefire in syria. zeina khodr has more now from the turkish border with syria. and a warning you may find some of the images in her report upsetting. >> reporter: two separate attacks. both involving multiple explosions and just hours apart n2 government controlled districts in syria. the mainly shia district in duh damascus. the other, the mainly alawite neighborhood in the city of homs in central syria. in both incident, near same tale train justice explosions left civilians killed and injured and in both neighborhoods communities who are considered supporters of the government
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were targeted. both districts have seen similar attacks in the past. in a clear challenge for the government and its ability to secure territories under its control. the multiple explosions coincide with what appears to be progress towards a truce. >> we have reached a professional agreement in principle, on the terms of the cessation of hostilities that could begin in the coming days. it is not yet done. and i anticipate that our presidents, president obama and president putin, may well speak somewhere in the next days or so in order to try to complete this task. >> reporter: kerry was speaking in jordan which is also a member of the international support group. it is also the county given the task of putting together an internationally agreed list of who is a terrorist in syria and who isn't. there was no mention of whether
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a consensus has been reached. u.s. secretary of state john kerry has said a deal on a cessation of hostilities is closer than ever. hours earlier, the syrian government and the opposition said they would be ready to accept a conditional ceasefire. the government doesn't want the rebels to exploit a truce to rearm and regroup. and the opposition wants russian airstrikes to stop and sieges to be lifted. they made their positions clear. but it is the u.s. and russia who are the main players. one those details is the presence of at nusra front, fighters linked to al qaeda actual the u.n. designates it's a terrorist organization, but it fights along some opposition groups who participate in the political process. the opposition says excluding al al-nusra front in any deem would give russia an excuse to continue targeting rebel positions. a pause in the fighting would
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bring relief leaf to millions of syrians dropped in the battle grounds, but nothing to the conflict. there are deep differences and their international and regional backers about what comes next. >> the answer to the syrian civil war will not be found in any military alliance with assad, let me make that clear. i am convinced it can be found in a broadly supported diplomatic initiative aimed eight negotiated political settlement with a transitional governing council. >> reporter: on the ground it changes in the government's favor following its offensive in northern syria. the opposition's hands in the negotiations may have been weakened but the general thought is the government cannot win this war militarily. a truce would silence the guns. but peace still needs to be fought around the negotiating table. zeina khodr, al jazeera,
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southern turkey. we have more now on the attacks in damascus and homs. hon turkey's border with syria. >> reporter: another deadly day on syria the, not ought only on the battlefield but in damascus. four explosions detonating in a very busy area of the capital. the death toll continues to rise hour after hour. a reminder that it is not only on the front line of the battle between the rebel forces, between isil, between the russian air force and the syrian regime that death and destruction continues to maake e syria but also in the hearts of damascus, significantly words of u.s. secretary of state john kerry who said a provisional agreement for ceasefire had been reached and he was hopeful it would come in to effect in the coming days. however, on the military front, the assad regime backed and covered by the russian air force
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from the sky, has managed to recapture several towns and villages in the aleppo area. what makes it important is that it shows that they are on the offensive trying to gain more and more ground reach being the northern parts of syria to try to close off the border between turkey and syria. essentially cutting off any supply routes to the armed rebel forces that continue to fight the assad regime. also cutting supply routes for aid and foot to reach several towns and cities. we heard from u.s. secretary of state john kerry saying aura cougs the assad regime of using food and starvation as a weapon in this war something that would amount to war crimes. people will be hopeful, particularly the civilians in those areas that this ceasefire does come in to effect sooner rather than later. that it is not another shallow promise, as we have seen in the past few weeks and months. but only the coming hours and days will be able to tell us whether this will be the case or not. in an interview with the
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spanish newspaper, president bashar al-assad said national leaders cannot be removed from power through force. >> if you want to change the president or the prime minister or any system, in any country, you only have the political process to move through. not -- you cannot use armorment. it's not an excuse to have or moore. to say that i want to change the system or i want democracy. democracy wouldn't have been through the armorment and the experience in iraq is still telling. unrest over a won't very shall government policy has left at least 10 people dead in northern india. but protesters are refuse to go back down, the single biggest community with nearly 8 million members, many are farmers and have suffered from falling crop prices and drought.
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they are protesting over a policy based on india's centuries old castd system. they want special status from the government which would leave them a guaranteed quite a in public sector jobs and universities. but the protests soon turned violent firing on protesters. protesters have blocked water surprise to the indian capital. >> reporter: these frosters are trying to cause as much disruption as possible. strategically placed on a road leading to neighboring areas. they say it's the only way to get their message heard. >> our first and only did he brand pha*pbdz to give us resraegz, if you can't then remove reservation from india. >> reporter: they make up nearly 30% of the population.
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protesters have burned down builds. loots shops and torched vehicles despite patrols in several towns. soldiers have been given shoot on sight orders. the protesters' plan is to bring as much kay others as close to the capital as they can. it is a key gateway in to northern india. and all trains that pass through delhi, heading north, have to travel through this state. it's not just travel disruption. delhi is facing a water crisis as protesters shutdown the city's main water source, 60% of the capital's water supply comes from here. he has been protesting for days, he says like the rest of his family he's had to become a farmer because the community isn't included in the reservation system. >> translator: if i had reservation status, i wouldn't be standing in front of you. i would have had a proper post in a government job.
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i am a graduate, but i can't even get a low-level local police job, how can our family and kids become successful. this system defeats us. >> reporter: since the 1990s, india's supreme court has tried several attempts to grant them reservation status which would have given them access to jobs in educational institution i in. this time they are determined to get it. >> translator: all people from our community from children to the elderly are prepared to die for this. no one can take our demands and our rights. >> reporter: it's the government leaders in a tight spot. they have been promise ar promid reservation status many times especially during election campaigns including the later that brought this party to power. al jazeera, india. still to come on the al jazeera news hour. >> reporter: i al allen fish never is being; the political circus moves on from here.
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with donald trump firmly established as the front runner in the republican presidential race. niger elections how the current president is hoping to secure a second five-year term. and coming up in sport, the world's best snowboarders get a first look at the course where they will be aiming for olympic gold in i don't two year's time. ♪ ♪ fijians have been told to stay inside for a second night as officials try to assess the damage and restore services after their strongest storm on record. at least six people are dead after cyclone winston brought 300-kilometer an hour winds and torrential rains to the pacific island nation. caroline malone reports. >> reporter: a glimpse of the damage in fiji after the strongest cyclone on record there.
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by a town on the main island escaped a direct hit but the storm still left its mark. cyclone winston brought rain and 300-kilometer per hour winds, that's flattened homes, trees and electricity cables. there is damage in other parts of the main island, even though it's the part. country where the strongest infrastructure to withstands such winds and rain. >> it is also vital that everyone remain in their homes while the government teams and officials carry out the important work of repairing and restoring our critical infra structure. there is a great deal of debris on our roads and in our communities. power lines have gone down all over the country. and roofing iron, glass, live electric wires and other hazardous materials pose serious threats. >> reporter: the cyclone did pass closer to some of the fijis other 300 islands. phone and power lines are down, so it's been difficult to contact people living there. some deaths and injuries have
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been confirmed. relief workers are finding it difficult to get around, because of trees strewn across the roads. >> i have offered australia's support and we have in place prepositioned surprise that are available. i have also offered the a.d.f. to sends a p theo ryne so that we can carry out aerial surveillance particularly in the outer lying islands and do a needs assessment. >> reporter: fiji relies on the tourist industry. there are about 1,200 australians registered there and other nationalities also affected. getting home will be difficult because airports have been closed. many of the low-lying islands are flooded and more flash flats and mudslides are feared. rescuers are trying to supply drinking water. the fijian government has declared a 30-day state of emergency. because many of the islands are remote it may yet be sometime before the full extent of the damage from the natural disaster
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is known. caroline malone, al jazeera. polls have closed in the presidential and parliamentary elections in niger. the outgoing president is hoping to secure a second 5-year term, but he's up against 14 rivals for the presidency. one of the top issues is security in the face of attacks by fighters from neighboring nigeria, mali and libya. the president is playing up his record of defending the country from armed groups. another priority is the economy. niger is blessed with uranium, gold, iron, and oil, but it's still one of the world's poorest countries. mohamed volchenkov has mor vol e capital. >> reporter: i am inside one of the polling stations as you can see behind me, in this school they are counting the votes on lamp lights because there are no electricity here. we heard there are several cases like this across the town. most of the polling stations
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have now closed. but a few of them are still open. because there are long delays today but they got the boxes and papers, the opposition is complaining that that was done on purpose by the government in areas where the opposition has some strong presence. however, most of the time, according to the observers, we have about 250 of them coming from outside niger, are saying that the situation is under control and that things went smoothly in the majority of cases. this election is about many interesting issues for the niger people on top of which is economy, people here are complaining of widespread poverty and unemployment. in a country that has a lot of natural resource like ou uraniu, gold, and oil. also it is about security. this country, along with chad, nine year i can't and cameroon are leading a war on the armed group of boko haram. that has been going on for about two years now without significant results.
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there are many complaints and accusations that the government is failing, the sitting president is betting that he will win in the first round, something that has not happened in niger. never happened in namer in the past since the democratic process began in 2003. the opposition saying that if he wins in the first round it means the election has been rigged. uganda's main opposition leader is under house arrest following the result of thursday's presidential election. the president who has been in power for 30 years, has been declared the winner but the opposition says that's election was rigged. malcolm webb has more. >> reporter: police say it's a preventive measure to stop further violence, but supporters say the police are stopping him from leaving his house because he was the real winner of thursday's presidential election. they say it was rigged. uganda's electoral commission announced the current president has been reelected for a fifth
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term. he spoke to journalists from inside his home. >> if the regime continues to restrict me, to detain me in my home, illegal as it is, i call upon all of you citizens to protest this. at the very minimum, let us also stop them from moving. we all have the same interests in this country. you cannot detain us and continue enjoying your own freedom. this will not be acceptable. >> reporter: speaking at his country home, the president denied his ruling nrn party rigged the vote. >> the officials, i know, you have heard they are saying that he got 6061%. but after all i got something
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like 66. all of these 5% of the votes spoiled are [ inaudible ] >> reporter: polling was peaceful in most areas, but voting materials arrived late in and around the capital kampala. opposition supporters say that the delays targeted opposition areas. the electoral commission denies it. police fired tear gas to break up angry crowds near some polling stations. but since the opposition leaders have not been able to access their supporters, the streets have been quiet. police on the roads to this house have become a familiar sight. some visitors are allowed in and out. his supporters are waiting to see if and when he will be allowed to move. malcolm webb, al jazeera, cam pal, a uganda. the race for the white house is hotting up with two candidates cementing their front runner status in the latest primary caucus. on the democrat side, hillary clinton is breathing a sigh of relief after narrowly beating
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her rival bernie sand nurse nevadnevada.and donald trump prt everything a row with the pope could dampen his hopes. he won 32 percent of the vote. by marco rubio and tread cruz tight battle for second. half becoming a distance fourth jeb bush dropped out ending his dream of becoming the third president bush after his father and brother, alan fisher reports from south carolina. >> reporter: for donald trump, back-to-back wins first new hampshire and now south carolina. >> there is nothing ease byroning for president, i can tell you, it's tough, it's nasty, it's mean, it's vicious, it's beautiful. [ laughter ] >> when you win it's beautiful. >> reporter: but if this was a good night for the billionaire businessman it was an awful night for jeb bush, he campaigned with his mom, brother us and another the family name. he was the choice of many in the party establishment.
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it wasn't enough and emotionally he stemmed out of the race. >> you about the people in iowa, new hampshire, and south carolina have spoken and i really respect their decision. so topped i am suspends being my campaign. >> no. >> yeah, yeah. [cheering and applause] >> south carolina has abouts will be an important and significant stop in presidential primaries. while the republican party in the state remains largely old, white and, male, it is a very diverse state and the trump campaign believes if they can win here there is nowhere in the united states where they can't win. texas senator ted cruz believes the next few contests give him a chance i've few more wins. but marco rubio's performance in south carolina suggests he will now become the anti-trump candidate. the person that the party establishment will back, especially now bush is gone. >> this has been a long road. there were many people on this campaign when it first started. many good people.
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many of whom in any other year would have been a front runner. but now practically speaking it's down to three. and i know that our campaign gives us the best chance, not just to come together, not just to unify our party, but to unify our country and to grow this movement. [cheering and applause] >> reporter: republicans would have had one eye on events in nevada and the democratic caucus, there i a win for hillary clinton but the lead she enjoys weeks ago almost wifed out. in her speech he assed bernie sanders but took a swipe at him too. >> we are not a single-issue country. [cheering and applause] >> we need -- we need more than a plan for the big banks, the middle class needs a raise and we need more jobs! >> let's put this thing away and let's make america great again, thank you very much. [cheering and applause] >> reporter: many thought donald trump's candidacy was a joke,
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that it would soon disappear, he's now the republican front runner and can't stop smiling. al jazeera, columbia, south carolina. it's certainly hotting up. let's go live to los angeles and speak to bill snyder who is a public policy professor at george may an university. thank you so much for joining us merely on al jazeera. >> sure. >> let's start with the democrats, maybe not easier but fewer to talk about. so hill run clinton did manage to beat bernie sanders she moved be breathing a sigh of relief. why do you think it happen? did she change her strategy. was it always a lead in nevada is it a different makeup to the other states or what do you think it was? >> it was minority voters in nevada the african american voters and latino voters she did very well with em this. they really didn't exist in any serious numbers in iowa and new hampshire. where there are mind or at this voters the clinton name is manage. >> i can and so do you think it means that perhaps she is in a better position now looking to super tuesday, for example?
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>> well, certainly, most of the super tuesday states are in the south in the south you have a large proportion of african-american volters. her biggest problem is with young voters where she has never done particularly well. >> look look at the republicans, jeb bush dropped out the kind of people that would vote no jeb bush would have been establishment republican voters. does that follow to think that those voters will not go to trump but divide themselves between rubio and cruz. >> they are most like going to rubio he looks like the candidate that stands the best chance of winning no november. cruz is still an unacceptable candidate to most mainstream republicans. he's too radical. extreme. and believes that shutting down the federal government is a negotiating tactic. but the problem is, you have still got three candidates. and as long as trump maintains his base of support. which is about a third of the republican vote, he can come in first just about everywhere as
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long as there are three candidates. >> and is there anything that the republican establishment, seems to perhaps not want trump running for president, is there anything that they can do at this points that they haven't done until now because they haven't taken the trump threat, so to speak, seriously? >> what they can do is get rid of rube your owe cruz, i think they want to get rid of cruz not rubio. but that will be very difficult. it could happen if on super tuesday march 1st ted cruz wins only his state of texas and he might not win there and loses all of the other states f that's the case, that might be somewhat easier to persuade ted cruz that he's not going to be the know knee and to close ranks around rubio. but what you have to have is one anti-trump candidate and the establishment we see it happening now, is really beginning to close ranks around marco rubio, mit romney the previous nominee is endorsing marco rubio. >> super tuesday will see about 12 states go to the vote.
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slightly different states for republicans and democrats, but roughly that's the number. in a previous years have you been able to tell by super tuesday who was going to win? and how telling do you think it's going to be this time? >> the answer is yes. you could usually tell by super tuesday who would win. sometimes there is a question mark, but things were clear by super tuesday it, may not be for the republicans at this time. if hillary clinton wins most of those states for the democrats she will be the nominee. on the republican site ted cruz could win. he has money and a the best funded candidate exempt for trump who has his own money and marco rube woe will try to hang on in a number of southern states it, may not be clear on the republican side even after super tuesday. >> and just a final question, who do you think the actual presidential race is going to be between? >> well, my guess is that it will be between hill run clinton and now looks like donald trump zip a serious chance of being the recognize can nominee.
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i am not sure how mainstream republicans can stop him. if that's the case this race will be really exciting. >> it certainly looks that way, bill schneider speaking us on from george may an public policy professor speaking for us from la. thank you. still to come here on the al jazeera news hour. al jazeera visits a deportation stpherpts germany to investigate what makes a legitimate refugee. preventing a ca as it tough any iraq, urgent repairs are needed stop what is being described as the world's most dangerous damn from bursting. and in sport, find out in a jack can maintain their push to win the dutch title. we will have that story.
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syrian capital. meanwhile, u.s. secretary of state john kerry says he's reached a provisional syrian ceasefire deal with russia, but he's warped that all parties may not comply. and protesters from india's kraft have demanded special status. 10 people have died. water surprise were culled after demonstrations turned violent. polls played in bolivia where the citizens were deciding whether to allow the president to run for a fourth term. he himself voted yes, but he's seen his lead in the polls narrow in recent weeks. the no vote campaigners say the extension which could potentially seymour ales staying in power until 2025 would damage bolivia's democracy. well, let's speak to daniel who has been following the vote in the city of la paz who is home to the government there. is this just an endorsement of
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president morales, this vote. 67 i think in many ways it is, as you say he has been in power for 10 years, the longest serving leader in latin america and he could being here for another 10 years or so if he win this is campaign and then wins elections in 2019. and it's fair to say he's had a huge impact on the bolivia. the first indigenous leader he's given a voice to the large inninindigenous community here,o women and farmers he's overhauled the economy which is doing reasonably okay at the moment. he has had a huge impact. he says his work is not over yet, he needs more time and many people would like to see him stay there. so, yes, they want to see a win for the yes campaign. but others are simply saying he's been there too long, his time is up, it's time for change. so it's been a very close vote we are getting the first results in about a half an hour the full
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results 2 1/2 hours from now. >> you sort of hinted at the answer or question in your answer there, i was going ask you in detail what are the arguments. no campaign? is it just that it's time for change and that you can't have someone in charge for that long, or are had there any other points that they make? >> reporter: although he's been in power to 10 years it's a financial immaterial democracy. it was a country where they had constant changes of government and coups so they are saying for the good of the democracy, they should be changed there should be regular change, 20 years in power sun heard of in bolivia. in a democratic bolivia and i think it's also true of latin america. the opposition has also been highlighting several alleged corruption campaigns one in particular in which a former girlfriends of abel morales they say has received government contracts, received very beneficial treatment. the president has denied that. the former girlfriend denied it, not very convincingly. many people are saying that's indicative of the fact that he's
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losing touch a little bit and has been in power for too long think that's really the basis of their argument. that there is too much corruption, he's losing touch a little bit with the population that brought him to power in the first place. >> daniel, we'll touch base with you again as we start getting results of that poll for the moment, thank you. now, it's been described as the greatest disaster waiting to happen in iraq. the mosul dam has already had hundreds of millions of dollars worth of repairs to stop it bursting but it needs more the risk of collapse is greater than first feared. but further cash is in doubt as imran kahn now reports. >> reporter: if this damage ever fails engineers fear millions of people will be affected and northern iraq flooded. a 55-meter wall of water will come crashing down. since the dam was built in the 1980s, some engineers say it has unstable foundations. now, the u.s. core of i'm engineers say there is a significantly higher risk of
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failure than previously thought. despite effort to his strengthen it. since the 1980s, iraqi and foreign companies have been regularly pouring concrete in to the damn wall to his reinforce them. but this is not a permanent fix. repair work was disrupted when isil fighters briefly ceasedded dam during their take over of mosul in 2014. >> translator: gentleman say the damn is 100 percent secured now. during the 80 dayss foreign companies use today to maintain the damn through drilling and rereinforcing it. that process was handed to us afterwards and we have excavators but we need spare parts for the machines we need for the ongoing maintenance process. >> reporter: the huge task of continual maintenance has been delayed because of political in fighting over who controls the damn and the iraqi budget crisis. >> translator: the main problems is the in multiple layers located in the base of the main damn. which are the dam's foundations, there are the maintenance
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process is still ongoing in full spring. >> reporter: iraqis are especially concerned because the security forces are preparing for an offensive to recapture mosul from isil. soldiers from the army 16th division have recently arrived southeast of mosul to begin operations. there is a real fear that isil will attack the dam if they are defeat ed in mosul which they currently crouch. also money is a very real issue. it will cost $300 million to repair the dam. that money is likely to come from the world bank, but given iraq's budgetary crisis, evening that is in doubt. imran kahn, al jazeera baghdad. nigeria has one of the world's highest infant mortality rates. it's especially acute in rural communities where doctors say hundreds of babies are dieing because traditional midwifes don't have proper medical training. but one organization is trying to help save lives. and as went now from the
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southwestern state. >> reporter: julianna lost her son a month ago. he died just 12 hours after he was born at home in a remote area in southwestern nigeria. an unskilled, traditional home bertha 10 can't helped her to deliver. >> translator: my son was born with very high temperature and was not breathing properly. i didn't know what to do. the bertha 10 can't didn't know how to handle the situation either. by the time we got to the hospital my son was already dead. >> reporter: julianna's story is one reason why a local ngo is training hundreds of traditional bertha 10 dance who live in rural communities. >> in this kind of environment, it's believed that when you have a baby, that baby is not crying, or is not breathing or is not showing any sign of life that the baby is dead and we are trying to intervene to show them
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actually, that this is not so. >> reporter: but there are also superstitious cultural beliefs that make women can choose home birthed who should be having a baby in hospital. >> some people that the baby has been taxed by the relative or step wife. if you deliver at a facility it's most likely you lose the baby or you will die. >> reporter: the ngo is trying to dispel these beliefs too, but the cost associated with going to hospital are also a put off for many expectant mothers. according to international health agencies only 40% of nigerian women give birth in a hospital or in a clinic. nigerian doctors say unsafe home birth are leading to at least 700 babies dieing every day. doctors are determined to make sure these traditional bertha 10 dance take life-saving skills in to the community. >> if what we are doing is
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successful, and we are certainly it will be, it will lead to a drastic reduction in the number of newborn deaths. but rolling out this type of training, and increasing hospital births is likely to be a big challenge. most women live in rural areas with few medical facilities. and so are very dependant on traditional bertha 10 dance to welcome their babies in the world: zimbabwe's president is celebrating his 92nd birthday. he is the world's oldest leader and has no plans to step down despite threats from potential successor to his tear his political party apart. a public celebration is due to be held next week it comes as zimbabwe battles extreme weather which is hutting production of staple foods. the refugee baby at the center of a deport take controversy in away is being allowed to stay for now.
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doctors refuse today discharge the one-year-old girl until a suitable home was found. her napolis parents faced deportation to the other lands nauru. the baby will be temporarily moved to community detention in australia. >> if people have matters filing iced they will be returning to nauru. that's the treatment we have applied unlaterally. even with those people living there at the moment that is there a continuation of the government's policy. with millions of people from war zones arriving in europe in recent years, the question has arisen of what makes a legitimate refugee. al jazeera recently visited a migration center in southern germany where asylum seekers from the balkan balkans await deportation because the german government says their home countries are save. our berlin reporter dominic kane
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has more. >> reporter: this is the reception sent never bavaria. home to hundreds of people from the balkan who his know they will soon be going back there. the certainty was opened last september. and since then, more than a thousand people have come and gone. germany says their countries are safe. so they cannot claim refuge here. mean beinmeaning he will be reto albania soon. >> after 10 months of living here i received a paper that said transfer then went to the office to get the document i need to be back to albania. they said i have to wait. my baby is born here, but the problem is i do not work. the children classrooms are well equipped but frequently empty. a testify. to the transitional process here. the process of registration and checking identities has been streamlined since last year. every day officials check as many as 200 documents.
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>> translator: this is a relatively bad fake i.d. card. you can tell by the size, it's significantly different from the real i.d. cards. on average, we find as many as 10 fake i.d.s every day. >> reporter: because the number of people coming to germany has place aid strain on facilities like they, the authorities will keep the center operational for 10 years. and speed up the process. >> translator: why a faster procedure? to make room for the admission of people who are threatened by political persecution in countries that are at war. secondly, so that those with minimal chances to stay are net gaining false hope they can stay longer. >> reporter: some of the people at the certainty fled the balkan wars of the 1990s, but now they know that they and their families will have to go back one day. dominic kane, al jazeera. the british prime minister has launched a major push to win support for keeping the u.k. inside the european union, ahead of a referendum, just the day
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after announcing the referendum date as june 23rd, david cameron has insisted that britain's national security would be better staying in the 28-nation block. but just hours later the mayor of london boris johnson dealt the prime minister a blow by announcing that he is joining the campaign to leave the e.u. >> we have a chance actually to do something. i have a chance actually to do something. i would like to see a new relationship based more on trade, on cooperation, but as i say, without -- with much less of this super national element. so that's where i am coming from. and that's why i have decided after a huge amount of heartache because i did not want to do anything, i wanted the last thing i wanted was to go against david cameron or the government. but after a great deal of heartache i don't think there is anything else that i can do, i
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will be advocating leaving. >> boris johnson there. still to come on the al jazeera news hour. the front runners start to emerge in the philippines election in a vote that will hopefully end decades of conflict. venezuela's crippling food crisis the government encourages people to feed themselves after an emergency is announced. and in sport, south africa are looking good ahead of cricket's it. 20 world world cup. sanaa is here with that action.
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the first debates in the philippines presidential election has taken place. it's the first time in many elections that all the candidates have appeared on the same stage. after two weeks of campaigning the frontrunners are starting to emerge. rob mcbride reports now from the city. >> reporter: the election road show rolls in to town and a part of the philippines marred by decades of conflict and at a crucial time. a peace agreement signed two years ago with muslim separatists hangs in the balance they wanting a return to violence. >> i am here because i love my country. and i love the people. >> reporter: playing to home advantage rodrigo, the tough talking mayor of the city in the south. human rights activists have link him to death squads, wiping out suspected criminals. he is promising to rid the whole of the philippines of crime in
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six months if elected. and his supporters love him for it. should criminals be afraid of him? >> of course. >> reporter: he is jockeying for third position in the opinion polls with the candidate favored by government leaders in manila. but it's the current vice president who is out in front. together with grace, the daughter of a former movie star, she brings some of that star quality. >> she is a open and good started woman. and hope to the poor people like us. >> reporter: as a first time senator, arguably she hasn't had time to be heard by the continues haves -- hurt by the controvertses and scandals that mar most of her rifles. does it make a difference, senator? >> i intend to make a differen difference. >> reporter: there will be two
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more did he anticipates. the candidate month emerges to become president may not be the best debater, but will be the one that connects best with its electorate, rob mcbride, al jazeera, the philippines. thousands of protesters lined the streets of japan's capital tokyo against government plan to his relocate a u.s. military base to the island of okinawa. demonstrations took part at several cities across the country. with many complaining about base-related crimes and noise. an agreement was made between the u.s. and japan back in 1996 to relocate the u.s. marines. time to get all the sports news now, here is sanaa. chelsea -- thank you very much. barbara. chelsea have convincingly beaten manchester city to progress in for the quarter finals of the english f.a. cup. chelsea winning 5-1 at stamford
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bridges against an experienced city team. andy richardson reports. >> reporter: with one eye on their upcoming champions league game with dynamo keif. manchester city selected an under strengthed team for this f.a. cup tie chelsea and the home team looked to take full advantage. diego costa giving them the lead. five full debutantes were included in city's lineup, including teenage french striker david who scored an equalizer. during their celebrations cities players were seemingly targeted by coins thrown from the crowd the second such incidents in this round of fa cup games. after the break it was chelsea cashing in on their opponents' lack of experience. willian quickly restored their lead. chelsea interim manager has never loved anf.a. cup game winning it last in 2009. gary cahill scored number three.
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and eden hazard was shown something like his first form, the bel belgian's free kick givg chelsea their fourth. number five should have arrived after try or i was upended only for oscar to miss from the spot. oscar, though, did go onto up i try or i to wratraore for a 5-1. there is not much left in the league for chelsea to be honest. where they normally should be, and i think it's a very good reaction now of the team and focus on the games which are to be played in the two other leagues f. actual cup and champions. >> maybe it's not the best way thing do them them together. but we just have the team players we cannot mix in more. but i think that if one team respect all the cups, that's why we are in the final of the captain one, that's why we won
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the two previous games in this cup. if today we could it's because we have more important things in this moment. take look at the other two matches that took place on saturday. well, crystal palace are in to the first f.a. cup quarter final since 1995. together ham's hopes of a treble have disappeared. first half strike sending palace through 1-0. west ham have also advance today the final eight. while the hammers came back from a goal down to thrash second tear blackburn 5-1 on sunday. >> i think we played some fantastic football. it was great for west ham fans especially. because there were like seven thousand of them and it was good for [ inaudible ] because some stuff has been played a lot of times was magnificent. here is how the draw for the
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quarter finals looks like, reading will meet crystal palace, everton will face chelsea. the winner of the replay between arsenal and hull city will go onto meet watford. and the -- and west ham will face either shrewsbury or manchester united. those two teams will face each other other monday. cristiano ronaldo missed a penalty and his real madrid team missed the chance to stay in touch with spanish league leaders barcelona. ronaldo did score real's only goal in the game at malaga, but his failure from the spot gave malaga the chance to equalize and the match finished 1-1. atletico madrid were held to goalless draw by villarreal and that was enough for them to move them to the second in the table. they are eight points adrift of barcelona with 13 games left this season. and the dutch league ajax
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have closed the gaps on leaders psg to a single .2 goals. helped hem to a comfort arm win. while the polish striker scoring either side of halftime in this 3-0 victory the results leaves them in the bottom three. south africa's cricketers have had the perfect separation for the upcoming it. 20 world cup beating england 2-0 in their warmup series, england batted first in johannesburg but couldn't even get through their 20 overs lost their seven wickets for 14 runs and were bowled out for 171. south africa then chased down the victory target for the loss of just one wicket smashing 71 off only 29 balls. scoring an unbeaten half century before hitting the winning runs with more than five overs to
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spare. it's early in the season for the world's best road cyclists but 2014 tou tour de france wiss won his first title. the italian took the honors at the tour of oman which ended in the capital on sunday. he finishes back in the peloton but was 15 seconds clear at the top of the overall standings. while reowe prepares host this year's summer olympics plan for this next winter games is well underway. the south korean region will be home for the 2018 winter olympics on sunday competitors took to the course as part of an official test event. americans jamie anderson and brock won the men's and women's title respectively. that's all your support from here being i hand you back to barbara. >> sanaa, thank you. venezuela is in the middle of a food crisis. severe shortages and the south
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american nation led the government to announce an official food emergency last week. now as we report the authorities are encouraging self sufficiency as one solution. >> reporter: amidst the concrete jungle an oasis of locally grown vegetables. a public garden in caracas where venezuelans loyal to the government gather to learn how to grow their own food. she was hoping to replicate what she learns here in her struggling community. >> translator: the price of the basic food items have risen out of control because of speculators and smugglers, so we have heeded the ball of our president to grow to counteract the situation. >> reporter: it's an idea the government is taking very seriously with widespread shortages and out of control inflation. so seriously that president nicholas ma da maduro announcede reindication of a ministry of
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urban farming. >> the first lady and i have -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: just a few hours outside the capital in once rich agriculture land many believe the president should focus on the plight of traditional farmers. >> translator: urban gardening is an interesting al telephone tiff but not a way to solve such a big issue. >> reporter: plots of lands are being left eyed an idle. blames the lack of seeds force is farmers to sale their produce at a loss. >> translator: we import 80% of all foot ideas and the little we produce here is not enough to satisfy national demand. we used to be self sufficient in some items like rice, but that's gone. >> reporter: venezuela can grow most of its own foods, thanks to large expansion of vertal lands. but through the years most of its agriculture has been abandoned and other farms like
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this one have been taken by the government and production has collapsed. joining a cooperative of farmers a decade ago on land in government hands. while production soared at the start, in time they have been left without resources. the little they grow now is usually stolen by hungry neighbors. >> translator: there is nothing we can do to farm more. i am not asking for me, but for all of us. we owe this to our president chavez who would he say if he saw the level of abandonment of course i think he would die again. >> reporter: a decline in food production risks turning in toy full blown humanitarian crisis. al jazeera. much more on that and everything else that we have been covering on our website the address >> that's it for this news hour, but i will be back in just a few minutes with more of day's news i hope you will join me then. goodbye.
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