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announcer: this is al jazeera. hello there. welcome to the newshour, i'm laura kyle live from our headquarters in doha. in the next 60 minutes - russia said it halted its bombing campaign in syria as a temporary ceasefire comes into force. more than 20 people are killed and more wounded in separate suicide attacks in afghanistan no party appears to have won on overall majority in ireland's general election. >> i'm here with the sport,
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including... ..gianni infantino begins day one as f.i.f.a. president and vows to include trust in f.i.f.a.'s footballing body we begin in syria, activists report that a conditional ceasefire is largely being observed. the russian military says it stopped air strikes as part of the deal. there has been some artillery, but no major attacks have been reported. the main syrian opposition says almost 100 rebel factions agreed to respect the truce. it doesn't include one of the powerful groups. nor does it include i.s.i.l. they are designated terror groups of the united nations, and were not part of a truce deal. al-nusra there calling on fighters to intensify attacks.
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the damascus suburb is excluded from the truce. terror groups operate there, and it will continue to bomb the area. let's speak to our correspondent, monitoring developments for us from beirut. first of all, talk us through where we have seen the guns fall silent. >> well, laura, as of now, the areas in way it was great that the ceasefire would take place by and large it seems as though there really is a lull in violence. that's according to the activists on the ground that we have been speaking with, aid workers, monitors, which is, quite frankly, surprising, having covered attempts at ceasefires in syria the last several years. the fact that there's up until
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now a lull in the violence, or a discernible lull, where it appears the parties that negotiated the ceasefire are actually adhering to it, it seems to be a sign of great progress. everyone coming in to the ceasefire, the diplomatic players, the forces on the ground. they said that it would be difficult, but there was a commitment to ensure it happened this time. as of now, in the areas where the ceasefire is supposed to be adhered to, that the parties are adhering to it. it's a development. then you have complaints from opposition fighters and others that there are areas that were not made part of the ceasefire, that there is shelling and air strikes according to people on the ground going on, and, in fact, the government of syria responded and russians said that these are areas excluded, because al nusra front is
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operational in the areas, when the opposition will say fact of the matter is it comprices a small number of fighters in that area. there's tension and complaints that there are areas were there should be a ceasefire, were there isn't. by and large the areas where the government said it will happen, the russians said that they will not conduct air strikes in syria, that has not happened. as of now, according to those we have been speaking with, they say the ceasefire seems to be holding and there's more optimism at the hour when it comes to a ceasefire taking effect in syria. >> thank you for keeping us up to date with what is happening in syria tens of thousands of syrians have fled to the turkish boarder. camps have been set up near a crossing. we gained access and have this look at the situation inside
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syria. >> reporter: a few weeks as soon as this was empty lands, within days thousands of tents were set up to shelter those fleeing syrian and russian air strikes, as they moved to the northern part of the country. everyone we spoke to blames the russian air strikes, saying that the russians were not targetting i.s.i.l. or terrorists, they were targetting civilian centers. these are the toilets. there's not proper sanitation nor electricity in the tents. >> it's been a bitter winter. it's not over. people hope the cessation of hostilities may allow for aid to come in or shelter set up. they are not hopeful that it it will last. >> the united nations hopes the truce will allow for aid to be
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delivered. around 480,000 syrians are trapped. but the opposition says there's a shortfall in aid sent to besieged reasons. the syrian government is accused of seizing food supplies and delivering them to villages under its control. civilians trying to collect aid was shelled by fighters from the lebanese militia hezbollah. i spoke to carson, a regional director for the refugee council. and said despite the concerns, there has been positive developments. >> there's an outline, a lot of issues which is, of course, of concern to everyone, and general problem about getting access and getting aid to the people in need is something that has been a problem for a long time in
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many and most areas of syria and the country. it is a concern and we advocate for a long time to need better access. we do, however, have to notice that there are some positive developments. though we would like to see much more, we welcome the steps in the right direction, but we have to be mindful that the sustained and full access to people in need is something we need to grant. and that is to all parties of the conflict, to let this happen. >> there's a cessation of hostilities that holds for now, and you hope it grants better
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access. >> we are hopeful, yes and realistic, and have a high level of skepticism. we have seen so far less development, positive development and, of course. we need to hold and believe in positive developments, even though they are not at the level we would like to see. we take the small steps and appeal to those in position to influence this, that they do so and keep action behind the word, so we can help provide assistance to the people in syria in need. >> 12 people have been killed in a suicide attack in the afghan capital. the explosion going off.
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there has been a suicide attack in the east. 11 were kill, 40 others injured. live now to the capital kabul. it's the first attack in the capital. extraordinary that the taliban got this close to a government building. >> e wyes. going after the defence ministry looks like a bold move. it's exactly what they were trying to do. telling you what we know according to police and government officials, this is is a suicide attack, a vast compound, it's fortified with barriers of security forces. it's relatively secure. you have a busy road that runs in front of it, and the approach to the entrance where you have a lot of civilians lined up. these are vulnerable locations,
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where the attacks took place, two soldiers, 10 civilians, the taliban taking responsibility for the attack. the suicide bombing following a bombing in eastern afghanistan in the province of kumar. in that attack militants targeted and killed a powerful and influential militia leader who played a role in the government fight. bloody day in afghanistan, one that illustrates that many taliban factions are taking the fights to government forces. this is all in attempt to restart talks with the taliban, what is happening there? >> the government is pushing hard for peace talks with the taliban. they insist that the best way
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forward are the peace talks. when you see the attack, the glaring question is are all factions willing to stop fighting. this is an indication that they are not. but we have to see in the coming days, what will happen. >> thank you for the latest there from kabul. al-shabab claimed responsibility for blasts that killed four people. it's the second attack by the group in mogadishu. >> the force of the explosions in mogadishu can be seen more clearly the morning after the attack. people gathered around blown up buildings. a suicide bomber. a second car bomb exploded at a public park nearby.
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>> casualties include civilians passing by on the street and security forces at the checkpoint where the car that exploded was stopped. many attacks were carried out on fridays. it's the weekend when they were out and about. the blast caused me to lose consciousness. i saw blood coming from my back. >> hotel guests included government world. it's not far from the presidential palace. there was an attack in a residential area. >> the group wants to overthrow the government and rule a strict interpretation of law. >> they want to destruct for the police. somali has problems. the problem first is a lot of
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corruption is taking place, most goes to the somali government. it is less corrupted. they build a somali force, the military, and the police. >> the mayor said after thursday's attack that police would leave no stone unturned. 24 hours later al-shabab carried out a deadly attack. a sign that they are drugging to hold their own. >> more ahead on the al jazeera newshour. the largest and oldest red light district in indonesia's capital has been closed down. police.... >> i'm phil lavelle in los angeles, home to a film industry where women are paid less than male counterparts. how does it affect life as a hole in the united states. >> rivals in cricket face each
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other. the latest from pakistan's meeting with india in sport russians rally in moscow after the shooting of boris. the opposition leader was a critic of vladimir putin. opposition proposals to hold a minute's silence was ig-nored. now smoking to maria, a political analyst joining us from moscow. was this a good turn out. a good atmosphere? >> well, tens of thousands showed up. last year they showed us after. 50,000 people came to mourn in his memory, this year it was about the same number. well, it was a peaceful march.
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the police did not interfere, no one was roughed up. people marched slowly, talking to each other. it was - there were no speeches because the form at of the events did not provide for speeches, it was coordinated with authorities. it was an expression of tribute to a man killed last year in what was a purely political assassination. there was no other reason than him being on overt opponent to the kremlin's regime. never afraid to express i'm sorry, to declare he is an opponent. >> five chechen men have been declared responsible. many are not satisfied with
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that. who is believed to be responsible. >> the investigation group has come up with names of people that assisted, but not those that organised this assassination. throughout the year that the investigation has gone on, there are good grounds to believe the government prevented the investigation from digging too deep. this is what russian journalists say, those that dare cover the investigation, and the family lawyer, that the investigation is doing what is can, but there are ab tackles that do not want the investigation to go too deep. >> whatever is responsible it's clear to those that are opponents. there are forces ready to clear,
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for him declare himself an opponent. >> it's a critical display. parliamentary elections are coming up. do you expect tensions to rise. this is not likely, people went back home. they do not form a party or organized group or movement. in the run up to the election in september, the government is trying very hard to preftenlt un welcome -- prevent unwelcome participants to reach the phase of the race, disqualifying themselves at early stages, it's successful in doing that. i do not think the election in september will be a reflection of sentiments of those that pay tribute to the memory today. >> thank you very much for joining us there from moscow
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counting is under way following a parliamentary election in ireland. exit polls indicate the governing coalition fail to win a second term. the labour coalition partner may be forced to seek support from other parties. what are the exit polls telling us? first of all. let me reduce you to where i am. one of the centers up and down the country, it's taking place at the pigeon holes. on the desk where the ballot papers are sorted. in ireland they use a system called a single transferrable vote. it allows people to rank a variety of candidates.
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it needs to be counted and recounted before it had an idea of what the results will be. we have a sense from exit polls that the outgoing coalition have been dented in this year's election. that they haven't got enough support or votes to form the government on his own. without turning to the smaller parties who turned around the fortune for them. we are seeing a switch in allegiance from the bigger parties to the smaller ones. looks like the political landscape is changing. one has to ask why. this outgoing coalition brought ireland back from the brink of bankruptcy. why is the electorate not letting them finish the job. >> that's right, it's eight years since the financial crisis, and six since ireland
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went cap in hand to lenders to get the multibillion bailout to help the country avoid international bankruptcy, the "coalition said it was with responsible, making cuts in health, housing, policing. and some have been out this year to punish the coalition for the austerity cuts, despite the advances in the economy and improvement in living. >> we'll leave you there as counting continues. thank you very much. >> iran's government says more than 60% of voters turned out for elections on friday. vote counting started for members of parliament and the assembly of experts, a body na appoints a supreme leader. preliminary results are expected
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on sunday. a political science professor says results will have huge implications for iran's relations with the west. >> there has been a lot of opposition to the nuclear agreement by the hard line conservative. it was supported by the moderate. including hassan rouhani. many said that the election was a referendum amongst the iranian. whether they support or do they want to support the hardliners. radicals who are against the united states, and against iran and arab neighbours, et cetera, et cetera. i think this provides president
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hassan rouhani, a better mandate to man the bridges with the arab country and the west. >> in the u.s., republican donald trump received a boost to win his party's presidential nomination. new jersey governor and former rival chris christie is backing the front runner. >> he says trump is the best candidate to take on hillary clinton. hillary clinton is hoping voters will give her a boost. many african-american support her, but younger black voters are not so sure, as kimberley halkett reports. >> we thank you for a wonderful gathering... >> it's a place for prayer and poll dicks, where they meet. african american women show how
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they'll vote, and how it cannot be taken for granted. >> the black community no longer needs a person speaking for them, or telling them how to vote. i see it as a positive sign, and the evolution of community democratics presidential candidate leads in black support. it's generational with older americans in clinton. >> it's time for a woman to hit the glass sealing. secretary clinton can do that if anyone can. >> some younger black women are skeptical, concerned about statements in 1996 calling at-risk you youth superpredators. campaign stop. a young voter demanding an
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apology. that's why younger african-americans, are leaning towards clinton's main rival, bernie sanders, who said he battled racial injustice and was arrested in 1963 for civil rights activism, and do not agree with the notion that it's a woman's turn in the white house. >> most of the people in the country are on the side of breaking from the establishment way of doing things, and putting and wresting the power back in the hands of the people to pick and choose. >> i'm not so much into the next in line. >> president obama promised change, and wants to bring a political revolution, that is what it is. change. >> this week clinton has been working hard, reaching out to black voters, asking them to back her. in the last presidential election, african-american american women voted at a higher
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rate than any other group. support that hillary clinton nose is critical if she is to win not just saouth carolina, bt the white house. >> we have had many days of heavy rain across peru. paraguay, all the way to northern argentina, pushing to the south-east of brazil. looking at the satellite, a long line of cloud through keto, pushing across lima, into la perform az and beyond. come all the way down. massive cloud and a clutch of thunder storms. 85mm of rain coming out of the storm in the stays of 24 hours. you push along the same line of cloud and rain, that's where we see the flooding that occurred in peru. all four conditions, widespread flooding across parts of the
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south of the country, some to the north. in the south we see the flooding, and we have had problems with landslides are slides as well as this flooding. changing conditions in the next couple of days. a long line of wet weather. heavy rain. we go through saturday, and evens out as we go into sunday, and, indeed, into monday. it's a case of spot the difference for wets weather. south of that is fine. sunshine for buenos aires. cool sun shine, a positive part of the u.s. picking up nicely to 13 by sunday. oscar winning weather in l.a. is on sunday. temperatures 25 celsius great. thank you everton. >> bulldozers are about to arrive in the i wouldest red light district in jakarta. thousands of prostitutes have been convicted as part of a plan
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to turn off red lights. some say they have been forced on to the streets with nothing to eat. >> reporter: soulmate river sa popular destination for sailors and traders. not any more. sex would workers scpst bar owners are out of work. >> they live in a shanty town for 50 years, raising chin and grandchildren, making money doing laundry. >> i'm crying all the time. i can't ate. i want to ate. i don't have the money to by food. i'm sad that my grandchildren have to go through this. >> it's a dark hid edge world. forced evictions many the end of an era, they were forced to pack up their lives. 200 of 1300 families have been
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given a low-cost apartment. sex workers return to their villages as soon as police move in. some residents refuse to go. >> translation: our country have failed to provide jobs and education. the sex workers are indonesian citizens that need money to survive. the government treats them humanely. evictions are needed to turn it into a park. >> our laws don't allow red life districts. if you want to sell your body in a hotel or at home, it's your own business, if you want to be arrested by police. >> many are skeptical about a drive to close all red-light districts. >> prostitution has been a part of our culture. it can destroy places, but you can't make them disappear. they'll be here. the sex workers do this, they see no other options since they
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are poor. >> those that remain have a few days to decide if they leave voluntarily, or face the prospect of bulldozers moving in on february 29th lots more to come on al jazeera. a bottle neck is growing in greece. refugees are left with no place to go after austria, macedonia and others tighten their borders. >> zimbabwe's president hosts a birthday part during one of the country's worst ever droughts. >> real madrid prepare to face atletico in la liga. la liga.
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top stories on al jazeera. activists in syria say fighting mostly stops after the start of a conditional truce. rebels agreed to the ceasefire in the afghan capital, a bomb killed 12 people. another suicide bomb attacked a rally in moscow on the first an versery of the opposition leader. a critics of vladimir putin more on the ceasefire in syria, some areas of not covered by the agreement. the suburb near damascus is the
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most controversial. the afghan government and the u.n. say al-nusra fighters make up 20% of rebels, russia bombs the area. groups are outraged that der raya has not been included and deny that nusra is there. >> translation: there's no i.s.i.l. or nusra. we want aid to help us. we want an end to the war. >> translation: we want the ceasefire to sake place, the bashar al-assad regime is fall of lies. there's no nusra front here, this is a training to fool the
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world. >> do you hear that, is this a ceasefire? how do you trust the regime? they are making fun of us. they want to give the troops a chance to take a deep breath, relax and slaughter us again. >> a member of the opposition syria coalition says bashar al-assad has their own reason to keep on the attacks. >> it is a special place. it was the peace capital of the resolution. these were the guys that came out with flowers, giving it to the syrian army. they were the last city to enter into an armed resistance. there's no i.s.i.s. or al-nusra. they are five or 6 kim some terse from the palace. the regime had been trying to
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enter the area, they had wom barded. these are -- bombarded. these are college educate. they decide if they pick up weapons, they are not going to let the army come in. it's embarrassment. only 22 minutes from his suburb. he can't give real justification, because there is no nusra or isis. this is my guess, it's a negotiating tactic. the u.s. understands that there's no isis or extremists. but in return for it, they'll attack other parts. it's a negotiating tactic and the syrians pay a heavy price for that thousands of refugees are stranded. it's restricting a number of people ferried through the
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mainland. hopes of how reaching western europe are being dashed for many. >> reporter: about 2,000 people, half from syria and iraq are arriving in greece from turkey every day. the numbers able to move on ward from greece into sergio massa dropped dramatically in the past week. macedonia is denying entry. in the northern town refugees gave up waiting on friday and walked to the boarder. 20km away. we stay here for four or five days, we can't take shower or challenge our clothes, we buy our food and everything for us. for that we decide to go. >> waiting is everything - every day they tell us tomorrow you are going to go. >> yes, we tired of waiting.
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>> in response, up to two-thirds of the migrants arriving on lesbos and other islands in will be kept there until sunday, and not transferred to the mainland. three ferries are used to provide shelter. athens blames austria after transit restrictions were involved. >> the situation is difficult. we may face a boltle neck -- bottle neck soon. there's a slow flow at the borders. yesterday 160 people crossed. until now, the borders are closed. >> many arrived mostly across the achgian sea. the e.u. commissioner is
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worried. >> in the next 10 days we need clear results on the ground. otherwise tlz a danger, a risk that the -- there is a danger, a risk that the system will break down. >> with that in mind, e.u. world and turkey meet in brussels. >> the new interim prime minister of haiti has been announced. a well-known economist from the central bank. his job to organise a presidential election due in april, and calm political protests. the run off election was cancelled for violent protests and allegations of voter fraud? >> the united nations is concerned by the use of force and rest in uganda following the presidential election. two have been killed and 200 detained, including the opposition candidate.
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the opposition disputes the election to a fifth term in power, with evidence of vote rigging emerging. >> reporter: uganda's ruling mrm party. this woman wanted to become the member of the parliament but lost the primaries because they were rigged. they decided to run independently, but says she was cheated of victory. she said she found ruling party officials stuffing them in ballot bombs for the parliamentary and presidential electionsment. >> it was not for my opponent, but for my opponent and the president. we got out those ballots and handed them over as an exhibit. >> when ugandans voted on 18 february observers were critical.
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the incumbent president was declared the winner for another five year term. the victory was fair and opposition parties beaten. >> there's no such thing that happened, they justified their loss. >> in another part of the country, the polling station officer said he saw results changed security agencies say their
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role was neutral, and they intervened to help the police. the electoral commission says a change are of the results was not reported. >> i never saw that. i have not received that. i thought there were enough checks and balance to ensure nothing was done. >> opposition leader's supporters say he won. he has been detained. police say he's not under arrest unless he causes violently protests. the ruling arm came to power. the party was seen as a saviour. joy says things have changed. >> what is happening in our district. if it happened elsewhere. they lose track. i feel sad, my brothers fighting for justice, a better you gonna, a way to vote, freedom for the
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world that we want, and i'm here, their sister treated the way i've been treated in these elections. i'm not happy. i'm not happy birthday celebrations for zimbabwe's president mugabe, who turned 92. the african country is in the grip of one of the worst ever droughts of the supporters of the oldest head of state defended lavish birthday plans. >> reporter: it's the only inquiry left o. she adds the vegetables alt dinner. the only food that her family eats. >> we are hungry, we haven't grown anything in the fields. rain has not come.
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we have nothing. we'll die of hunger. >> in is one. areas worst affected by drought. across the country, a quarter of people do not have enough to eat. the president declared a state of disaster. the government says around 3 million people need assistance. aid agencies are handing out food aid. families say help had not arrived. despite the hardship, mugabe's 92nd birthday anniversaries are hold. >> the everything income in rural areas is $0.50 a day. they cannot favoured the bases of life. and to throw a celebration for a 92-year-old who is clearly no longer in control of the state is bizarre, it sends the wrong signal to the international community. >> party officials explain why
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it is important. >> we are celebrating the life of a person that brought so much good. and these problems are not unique to zimbabwe. drought is not unique. it is - draught, as we speak. they are not celebrating the lives he lives a few minutes from where the celebrations are taking place. . >> wash your face. >> she says she is not attending, she has immediate concerns, like making sure the children have something to eat more ahead on the al jazeera newshour. coming up in sport - short in florida. telling you who is lucky or unlucky. that's at the honda classic. details with jo. jo.
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it's 27 jeers since days of looting and riots rocked venezuela, much happened since then, but soaring inflation, food shortages and corruption remains. many venezuelans are hoping the violence will not be repeated. >> this young man, the final gasp is the most piercing memory that this photo journalist takes from 1989. on that day thousands took to the streets to protest a hike in the rise of petrol. three days of violence engulfed a country, the events were so definitive, that theyishered chavez into power and fuelled sentiment in the region.
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>> translation: i worked like crazy, and i cried for people that died. >> 27 years later, the country is in a crisis. faced with a decade of controls, the government took the same measures that led to the day'sents. >> in this terminal. riots erupted, rocking the longest standing democracy in south america. for many that witnessed the riots and looting, the recovery was long and pain: conditions are similar, they doubt a social upheaval will happen again. >> everything is expensive. if nothing happens, we live with
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nothing. back at home. the thought that venezuela would be rocked by street violence is haunting. >> translation: i don't want to take these photos again. the picture i want to take is one where we move forward. >> reporter: they are spending more hours queueing up to buy less food and tensions rising. in an effort to put the economy on track, president madura raised the price of petrol. it was the first time in 20 years, yet venezuelans are asking how much more needs to be done to fix the economy. >> in 1989, the shadow looms large over caracas. time for the sport and here is joy.
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it's day one of. the president begins his new role, promising to restore trust and health meetings at f.i.f.a. headquarters on saturday. >> the shock of gianni infantino making a late run and baiting sheikh salman to become f.i.f.a.'s president is sinking in. it's about the hard works, starting immediately, and the key area is f.i.f.a.'s offenses. he made promises to the 209 members of the f.i.f.a. family. he said he would deliver money, and the figure of 550 million is released as to how much they were behind where they want to be. he needs to make sure that the new f.i.f.a. attracts sponsors, can be seen to be clean. the broadcasters will pour money into football and f.i.f.a.
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there are other areas he needs to sort out the finances. there's a reputation thing as well. the public, many responded well. taking over, rather than some of the other candidate, but the u.s. and swiss authorities looking closely on what people are doing. >> for all of this, on monday, he invited a few people. a reminder that ultimately all of the f.i.f.a. business is about a game of football. >> up until now gianni infantino had a low-key career. like sepp blatter, he's swiss, he's a lawyer turned sports administrator, and joined u.e.f.a. in august 2000. he held various positions before working his way up to secretary general. he was banned for six years
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along with sepp blatter for corruption. whenever pakistan and india meet, you can expect controversy and compassion. the teams are facing each other in a t20 asian cup game. tensions between the two countries sidelined a series due to take place in september and this is the first meeting. >> like i have always said, sport is one thing that has always helped maintain good relations between countries, this is not the time we should talk about fighting and war. this is an occasion to entertain people. people in pakistan would like to see the team in pakistan, i am sure that the team would be seen. this relationship has been maintained well. and i firmly believe it will not be looked at.
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>> we are trying to do as a team. we are focused on the camp as to what we need to do to win the game. it's important leading up to the world cup. every game will be important for us. we are not trying it too far ahead. at the same time we have to keep in the mind a tournament coming up. >> the match began a short time ago. india beginning the toss. they have taken a wicket. they are 7-1 after two overs. >> on to football, and the english premier league, where west ham took the lead against sunderland. 30 minutes in a score. 1-0 rat half time. leicester later can move in front if they beat norwich. in spain, unbeaten since taking over real madrid. he'll be expected to keep the record and go for victory.
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two draws left fans looking for positive results. it saw the side nine behind title holder after the draw at malaga. the boss insists me has the pedigree to get the job down. >> i hear many things and know there are people that doubt my ability as a coach. they are free to think what they want. i try to keep my mind clear and focus on what i need to do. playing a team with a great coach is important. something i have appreciated in the past. as a player and coach. uch. >> the world number three couldn't come to grips with a palm beach course. no such problems for jeffery fowle, whose blemish free round pushed him to the top of the
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leader board. he's 8-under par. two ahead of playing partner golden state warriors, who almost had a hole in one in his round. despite his ball stopping on the life. his round of 69 puts him in contention. >> bernard tomic made a fifth atp final, beating and winning in three sets of the mexican open. he struggled but found better form. this is the first win since the 2012 australian open. he'll play dominik team in the final world number three has been knocked out of the qatar open. the spaniard won the match in over an hour, thrashing her opponents 6-2, 6-0. facing lat vi jan perform, nko for the title that is all the sport for
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now thank you very much, indeed. >> now, to a fight for equality and the bright lights for hollywood. he gave a rousing acceptance speech. as the red carpet is rolled out for this year's awards, a fight for equal pay and opportunity has been stepped up. and the oscar goes to... >> patricia arquette. >> that was expected, but maybe hollywood was not prepared for the next bit. >> to every woman who gave birth to every tax payer and citizens of this nation, it's our time to have wage equality once and for all. everyone here nose patricia arquette. hollywood's women are familiar with their message, they are used to being paid less than men. art is im tating life. >> we have to make a radical shift. >> patricia produced this
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documentary highlighting how the pay gap extents beyond film to women across the united states. along side that she launched a change.org petition. it hit 40,000 signatures in the first few hours alone. . >> because of inequality, there's 33 women and children in the united states. the mum is working full time. if we make sure that they pay the full dollar, we could address a lot of child hunger in the united states. >> in terms of hollywood, robert downie junior is a high actor, compare it to the highest paid actress. she made 52 million. part of this is about the amount of opportunity for women versus men. let's take the top 100 films. in that year how many had female. >> 28%. >> how many had a female lead or coe lead.
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>> 21. that is in front of the camera, beyond, fewer. 18% are women, it 11% writers, and when it comes to directors, 2% are female. >> you see more men than women. >> mandy moved to l.a. to pursue a dream. she's been in commercial and movies and nose sexism exists but says it's not always to blame. >> hollywood is tough. it's not fair. i know so many mam actors, writers, directors, that don't give those opportunities, it's not because of sexism. diversity in general is the talk of the town. for a place dealing in stories, it's facing uncomfortable truces. >> stay here. i'll be back with another hour
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russia says that it halted its bomb g campaign in syria as a temporary ceasefire comes into force. i'm laura kil from doha, also ahead dash dash more than 20 people are killed and more wounded in separate suicide attacks in afghanistan russia's opposition honoured a year after his assassination. plus indonesia -

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