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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 - a government plan to clean up a district is
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leaving hundreds without a home, and many out of a job to syria where a ceasefire is largely being observed. there has been some artillery fire, no major attacks reported. mohammed jamjoom monitoring developments. how are you hearing the ceasefire holding up. >> by and large report on the ground in syria - we are hearing that, as you mentioned, this ceasefire thus far is largely holding, that there is a real palpable sense of relief, a lull in violence in the areas, which
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warring parties are supposed to adjeer to a ceasefire, no reports of air strikes for the syrian government for forces backing the government in areas where the ceasefire was supposed to take effect. we are hearing that while there are some instances of clashes and violence in parts of the country where the ceasefire is not supposed to take affect. activists people it's a positive step today, that is finally, it seems, as difficult as it was leading into the ceasefire, the fact of the matter, hours into if it's holding, and that is generally relief, even though activists and aid organizations are saying that aid will need to get through. >> i want to ask you about the aid. what preparation are are aid agencies making to make the most of the lull?
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>> yes, the agency, the high negotiations committee, the main opposition group that agreed to the ceasefire in syria, they complained as late as today that there are areas inside syria, that after the ceasefire took effect. need to take aid immediately. medical supplies, food, water - all these and more need to get to people there as quickly as possible. they are urging the u.n. and other organizations to make sure that the deliveries commence as soon as possible. we heard from u.n.h.c.r. in damascus, and they believe aid would be delivered and activists on the ground, opposition activists say aid is needed much before today. that today it's needed and they can't afford to wait longer, now
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that the ceasefire took effect. >> mohammed jamjoom keeping up with developments. thank you. our correspondent jamal gained exclusive access to a refugee camp inside syria and is back. back inside turkey. tell us what you saw there. . >> these are internally displaced syrians, ten of thousands of them, and have been there for the past three weeks, they are people that fled morne towns and cities in syria, after the russian air force increased bombardment of towns and cities. we were speaking to them. there was mixed storiesful suffering getting to some sort of safety. it's something that the aid agencies tried to scramble to set up. and has little if any
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infrastructure rsh, and it's difficult for those trying to keep warm in what has been a bitter winter. >> reporter: a few weeks ago 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 population 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. what more can be done to
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make the camp more liveable. >> so much more. right now, mainly tush irk aid agencies and qataris come to send relief to the people. they have provided tents, blankets and food. there's one story that we filmed with a mother who had to essentially walk to safety. she was pregnant and gave birth in this tent. imagine howive assist for people not having to deliver or take care of a newborn child. you are talking about sanitation, heating, electricity. all of these things. the twisted thing about this is this is probably a better situation than more deep inside syria, places under siege or attack from i.s.i.l.
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that is why it is difficult to imagine how dire the situation is inside. from what we saw, across the boarder, the situation needs a lot more manoeuvring from the international community. they need to relieve the suffering of tens of thousands. >> thank you for bringing us a picture a conditional ceasefire does not include a powerful group, the al nusra front, nor does it include i.s.i.l. russia says they'll still be targeted. >> translation: we implement responsibilities undertaken on a ceasefire in totality, doesn't mean isis or nusra can be relieved. we control the situation in full. using unmanned drones, space and other types of intelligence. the fight against banned groups recognised as terrorists will
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continue. >> the islamic state and islamic state of iraq and levant attacked an area near the turkish boarder, fighters bombed the northern syrian town. it is controlled by syrian kurdish fighters. a spokesman from the group says the attack was repelled. 12 people have been killed in a suicide attack in the afghan capital. the explosion went off in front of a defence ministry building and there has been an attack in kunar in the east. 11 were killed and 40 others injured. we have this update from targets. >> reporter: targetting the defence ministry is a bold move and what the taliban tried to do. let's tell you what we know. according to police and government officials, this was a suicide attack taking place in kabul. it's a vast compound fortified with layers of barriers and
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security forces and is a relatively secure area. in front of the defence ministry there's a road with traffic. the approach where you have civilians lined up. these are vulnerable and where the suicide attack look place, the taliban claiming responsibility for this attack. it follows another, where militants targeted and killed a powerful and floourch shall millish -- influential militia leader. it comes aid mid the government's push for peaks talks. they assist that the best which to attack peace and security is through talks. when you see the attacks, mill fantastic going after the big
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targets. the question is are all taliban factions willing to stop fighting and come to the nighting table. thousands of asylum seekers are stranded because of a clampdown in the government. it's restricting refugees fanned to the mainland. hopes of meeting western europe are being dashed. >> about 2,000 people, half from syria and iraq are arriving in greece from turkey every day. the numbers ble able move on -- ability move on no macedonia dropped. macedonia is denying entry. >> refugees gave up waiting on friday and began to walk to the boarder 20km away. there's four or five days. we cannes change our clothes or
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do anything, we by food and everything for us. for that we decide to go. waiting is every day. they tell us tomorrow you going to go. yes, we tired of waiting. >> reporter: in response up to two-thirds of the migrants on lesbos and other island will be kept there until sunday. three chartered ferries will be used to provide shelter over the next few days. athens blames austria. after the vienna government imposed strict transit conditions and balkan countries followed suits. >> the situation is difficult. which might face a bottle neck there's a slow flow at the
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borders. 160 people crossed. >> reporter: 100,000 refugees arrived since january 1st. the e.u. migration commissioner is worried. >> in the next 10 days, we need tangible and clear results on the ground. otherwise there's a danger, a risk that the system will break down. with that in line. they meet in brussels on march the 7th still ahead here on al jazeera - ireland awaiting the results of its general election. the news does not look good for the coalition government. >> i'm phil lavelle in los angeles, home to a film industry where women are paid less than male counterparts. how does that affect life as a
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hole in the united states.
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i'm laura kyle, top stories on al jazeera. activists say the fighting stopped. russia says it halted air strikes on rebels that agreed to a ceasefire. fighters bombed the northern syrian town. the town is controlled by syrian kurdish fighters known as the y.p.g. it is not part of a continual ceasefire. the african capital - a --
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afghan capital an attack on a defense building killed many. another attack in kumar, afghanistan. russians have been rallying in moscow on the first anniversary of the shooting of boris. some are gathering to lay flowers. the former deputy prime minister and opposition leader was a critic of vladimir putin. a minute's silence in the lower house of parliament was ignored. >> whilst an investigation into death continues, there are obstacles put in the way. the investigation has come up with names of those that assisted them. and not the names of those that organised or contracted the assassination. throughout the year that the
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matter has gone on. there's good grounds to believe the government was prevented from digging too deep. those that covered the investigation, and this is what the lawyers said, that the investigation did what they can they are coming up high from the government. whoever is responsible for this assassination, it's clear to those that are opponents who are secret forces. >> iran's state television reports run-offs will be held in some cities and towns in aprils. some candidates did not get 25% of votes.
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60% turned outed. >> ireland is facing uncertainty after exit polls on the parliamentary election indicates the governing coalition failed to win enough boats to secure a second term. they may be forced so seek support from other parties to stay in government. >> the arduous task of vote counting is under way, a process that could take a long time. largely because of the election system they have in the country, it's called the single transferrable vote. allowing people to rank different candidates from across the spectrum. what happens now sa process of counting and recounting. from early exit polls, we know
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the outgoing coalition are likely to suffer a lose of store are support meaning they are unable to form a government. and it could mean that they look to the smaller parties or independent candidates to remain in government. it looks like the political landscape in ireland is about to change. despite outgoing government has a major role in turning around the economy, it's eight years since the crisis. according to official figures, ireland is the fastest growing economy in the european union but not without cuts to spending. many decided to punish those in power at the polls. >> people in the u.s. state of south carolina are getting ready to choose a nominee, a state hillary clinton is hoping to
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pick up support. the former secretary of state hopes to have won over african-american voters. it is the fourth state to cast ballots in the democratic contest the state has many african-american americans that supported her, younger black voters are not sure. >> we thank you for a wonderful gathering... >> it's a place for prayer and poll dicks, where they meet. african american women show how 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 >> reporter: in most polls, democratic presidential
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candidate hillary clinton 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 clinton's made in 1996 calling at-risk you youth superpredators. campaign stop. a young voter demanding an apology. that's why some 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 pretty much on the side of breaking from the establishment way of doing things, and putting and wresting the power back in the hands of
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the people to pick and choose. >> i'm not so much into the next in line. >> president obama promised change, and senator sanders 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 rate than any other group. support that hillary clinton knows is critical if she is to win not just south carolina, but the white house. the republican donald trump received a boost in his bid to win his party's presidential nomination. new jersey governor chris christie is backing the billionaire front runner. he dropped out of the race a few
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weeks ago. the interim prime minister of haiti happens been announce offed. a well-known economist and former governor of the central bank. it picked the 59-year-old for the six candidates. the job is to nominate the election. the run off election was cancelled following protests and allegations of voter fraud the united nations is concerned by the use of force and roast in yugoslavia, following the presidential location there. two people were killed during fighting in kampala. more than 200 members of the opposition has been detained. the opposition is continuing to dispute the re-election of the president for a fifth term the bulldozers are about to arriving in the oldest red light district in jakarta.
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thousands of prostitutes have been evicted as part of a plan to switch you have red lights. some say they are forced on to the streets with nothing to eat. >> reporter: soulmate river is a popular destination for sailors and traders. not any more. sex would workers and 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 eat. i want to eat. i don't have the money to by food. i'm sad that my grandchildren have to go through this. >> it's a dark hidden world. forced evictions many the end of an era, they were forced to pack up their lives.
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lives of joy and sadness. 200 of 1300 families have been 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. >> reporter: jakarta's governor says the evictions are needed to turn it into a park. >> our laws don't allow red life -- light 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
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see no other options since they 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 the new president of the fifa promises to restore trust in the governing body of football. gianni infantino described his election as a new era, fending off a comment from bare rain and two other candidates. he is swiss, a lawyer turned sports administrator. he joined european football's governing body u.e.f.a. in 2000 and became secretary general in 2009. his boss at u.e.f.a. was michel platini, banned for six years, together with sepp blatter for corruption. >> speaking were securic.
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they vowed to make changes. >> we will destroy the image of f.i.f.a. and the respect of f.i.f.a. everyone will applaud us and you for what we do in f.i.f.a. in the future. we have to be proud of f.i.f.a., and everyone has to be proud of f.i.f.a. and what we do together a fight for equality and the bright lights of hollywood. patricia arquette gave a rousing acceptance speech at the oscars last year. as the red carpet is rolled out, her fight for equal pay and opportunities 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 taxpayer and citizen of this nation, it's our time to have wage equality once and for all.
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everyone here knows patricia arquette. hollywood's women are familiar with their message, they are used to being paid less than men. art is imitating life. >> we have to make a radical shift. >> patricia spend the last year producing this 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 million women and children in the united states. they are living in poverty, even f 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 highly paid actor, compare it to the highest paid actress.
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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%. >> of the 28% how many had a female lead or co-lead. >> 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 an acitng 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 male actors, writers, directors, that don't give those opportunities, it's not because of sexism. diversity in general is the talk of the town.
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