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those kinds of negatives. that's their big concern always good to have your perspectives. thank you for talking to us for your perspective. i'm adam may in new york. more coverage coming up tonight. ng up tonight.
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the 88 member assembly of experts which is responsible for select countries next supreme leader. the moderate parties of the president and former president lead the race for the assembly of experts and in parliament early results show reformists have taken 29 of the 30 seats in tehran. a research director the national iranian-american council and says voters clearly want change. >> around 60% voted turn out and
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they delivered a very strong message to the ruling elite that things have long been addressed. also, i think, that the iranian voters are far more savvy than they get credit for than the outside world. they know the object stack els that-- obstacles that they face, they want evolutionary reform appeared change and the president has come out and said getting the nuclear deal done, improving the relations with economic standing was the first step. this parliamentary election and the assembly of experts selection was supposed to be the next step on the road to recovery. there are going to be high expectations on the president and his coalition to fulfil campaign promises, both of which were made in 2013 when he ran for president and then were subsequent reiterated in this recent election.
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for the past two to three years iran has reached out at all levels in trying to repair relations with saudi arabia. saudi arabia has not responded in kind. if and when the saudis are ready, willing and able to improve relations with iran, or at least have discussions on whether or not those kind of improvements are possible, they will find a ready, willing and able partner in tehran to other news how. hillary clinton has won the democrat krtic primary in-- democratic poll in south carolina. her win comes ahead of the super tuesday primaries next week when several states will choose which candidate to support. >> we have so much to look forward to. there is no doubt in my behind that america's best years can be ahead of us. we have got to believe that. we have got to work for that,
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stand with each, hold each other up, lift each other up and move together into a future that we will make. thank you, god bless you and god bless america going to our respondent now live in colombia south carolina. it is a very big win. are we finally seeing the clinton camp gain some momentum in this race? >> reporter: indeed. this is really in many ways unexpected. hillary clinton pulled off what some thought was impossible. that was she convinced larger number of voters and turned out for obama in 2008 and that was all ready a recording breaking numbers to now support her. why this is significant is because those voters that supported obama back in 2008 defeated hillary clinton. she was appealing to that same base, namely, african-americans. those vote yeahs came out in a 5
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to 8 ratio here. why is this significant? offers a tremendous psychological as well as political victory for hillary clinton as we head into those very important nominating contests. super tuesday where we have a dozen states that will be holding those. hillary clinton hoping to see the same turn out by the very same demographic. voters of colors. many states will be voting and she hopes once again to see the victory there that she is seeing in colombia south carolina we are days away from super tuesday. how important is that day not just for democrats, but for republicans too? >> reporter: it is very important. we have to talk about bernie sanders, the main rival because we are expecting him to speak very soon and he is congratulating hillary clinton on her victory, but not giving
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up. he said he won't stop now. his political revolution that he has started is still growing. he is struggling to prove that he is still a viable candidate in light of the fact that some of the exit numbers that we're seeing have him losing here in south carolina by as much as 40 points. on the republican side as you point out, there are also a number of candidates showing that they're still viable heading into super tuesday contest, marco rubio as well as ted cruz who is struggling doing very well in his home state of texas, but, of course, the big sort of opponent there all trying to challenge is donald trump. even hillary clinton in her speech tonight addressing donald trump as the for midable opponent, taking her campaign national now and despite what you've heard about donald trump, saying that america needs to be made great again, hillary clinton believes it never stopped being great despite clinton tosing
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donald trump in his speech earlier this evening, do you think that the democrats, hillary clinton, would want donald trump as the republican nominee in the presidential race? would he be an easier candidate to beat? >> reporter: it seems that hillary clinton is making the assumption that many are making here in the u.s. right now. when you look at poll numbers and the fact is that right now heading into super tuesday of those 12 states that are holding nominating contests, donald trump leads in eight of them. so that's the political reality and as hillary clinton pivots her campaign right now towards a national campaign, one that she sees now her opponent might be donald trump, there are many on the republican side that are concerned about that candidacy. what you're seeing is that donald trump is an anti establishment candidate. he is promising to do politics in the u.s. differently than has
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been done before and that is a real problem for those so-called establishment candidates like marco rubio and ted cruz thank you very much for that. reports from yemen suggest at least 30 people have been killed in an attack at a market north-east of the capital. it's not yet known who was responsible for the bombing, but houthi rebels are blaming the saudi-led coalition. locals say many of the dead are civilians. forces loyal to the internationally recognised government and supported by the saudi coalition have been making significant gains in the area. it's more than 24 hours since the deal came into force to end the fighting in parts of syria. fighting has significantly reduced but there have been some reports of violence. >> reporter: these fighters are on patrol, but they are also at
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ease. the on sky above aleppo is usually buzzing with russian or syrian war planes. the city hasn't had the calm morning probably in years. fighters here are under no illusion. >> translation: the regime is not trust worthy. they violated other deals before. we are here and we will prevent the regime from advancing our areas. >> reporter: the areas under rebel control in aleppo there is a cautious sense of calm and the desire to end the blood bath. >> translation: we want the truce to last and the bombardment and the killing of innocent civilians in residential areas to stop. >> translation: we want to live in peace and freedom. nothing else, but do understand that we won't be slaves again. >> reporter: in the city of idlib another unusual day of calm. the promise is under-- province is under rebel control. it has been a place of daily carnage and destruction.
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syrians are getting on with their daily lives. but many fighters are suspicious. their umbrella rebel group clues al-nusra front which has links to al-qaeda. they are not part of the truce. >> translation: this truce won't last and is benefitting russia and the regime >> reporter: in the capital, damascus, there is hope that this deal could bring about peace >> translation: we are optimistic in the ceasefire and this is the first step towards a political solution that satisfies everyone. >> reporter: the war is not over and its scars remain fresh. >> reporter: syrian government forces have clashed with and bombed al-nusra in areas not covered by the truce. while u.s. fighter jets have bomb i.s.i.l. targets near the border with turkey, but the overall level of violence has dropped significantly. question now is how long this
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truce will last the united states and russia have welcomed the pause in the fighting, but there have been some isolated reports of violence. syria state news agency says a car bomb exploded near a government-held town killing two and wounding several others. russia's military says it stopped air strikes but the u.s. continuing to target i.s.i.l. with reports of air strikes elsewhere. thousands of protesters have clashed with police in turkey's south-eastern province. they're demanding an end to around the clock curfews. protesters threw stones at police and they retaliated with water cannon and gas. hundreds of p.k.k. fighters and troops have been killed. still ahead on the al jazeera news hour, voters in ireland
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pass judgment on how their politicians are handling the economic recovery. zimbabwe's president warns against infighting within the ruling party as he celebrates his 92nd birthday. in sport, rinaldo may be in hot water with his team mates. robyn will explain why later in the program delegates for the g20 summit in ashanghai have expressed concern over the possibility that one may leave the ue union. the ministers gave their decision. a referendum on whether russia will leave the e.u. will be held in june. tens of thousands of people have taken part in anti-government protests in poland. they're angry over moves by the government which they say will undermine freedom and the
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constitution. the government's action to take greatest control of the constitutional court. the media and other institutions have triggered criticism inside poland and across ump p europe. ireland's prime minister has conceded he won't be able to form a majority government after the country's parliamentary election. both are still being-- votes are still being counted but a coalition may have to be formed with their rivals. sdwroo the coalition government already faced the-- >> reporter: with the coalition counts, it shows a drop but human improvement in the country's economy. the gale party and its ally may now be forced to seek support from other parties to stay in government. as the day progressed, more signs of an electorate switching sides as support for rival parties and independent candidates steadily grew.
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left wing republican has campaigned with a strong anti austerity voice, a message that went down especially dublin where the party topped the poll. anger at public spending cuts, rising social inequality and mistrust of established politicians have all played a role in the loss of support for ireland's ruling coalition. >> the government may be very complacent. they thought they would be rewarded for an economy that hasn't reached most households. >> reporter: it mirrors that to spain, portugal and greece that have been through austerity. it is officially meant to be over and the country now has the fastest growing economy in the european union. as the votes are counted and the results come in, it continues to look more and more like people have gone out to deliberately
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punish the outgoing government in the polls. the current coalition wants to hold on to pour, it will have to build new alliances. that's no easy task. the main political parties were forged in the fire and blood of the irish civil war naerl a hundred years ago. given the growth of the political left in ireland, it may be time for the country's main opposing interest parties to do the unthinkable and join forces. >> the very strong likelihood is that the two civil war parties are likely to form the next government who would have to stay on the balance of probability the figures would be that. i think it is a healthy development because have little divide the parties, their policies are similar >> reporter: soon the difficult work of coalition building begins and with it the creation of a new leadership. for now ireland's political future hangs in the balance
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the suicide bombing in the afghan capital kabul has seen 11 people killed. 13 more were injured in the blast. 13 were killed in a separate attack. >> reporter: targeting the defense ministry is, obviously, a bold move and that's exactly what the taliban tried to do here. according to police and government officials, this was a suicide attack that took place right in front of the defense ministry in kabul. this is a very vast compound that's fortified with layers of barriers and security forces. it is a relatively secure area. however, in front of the defense ministry there is a major road with a lot of traffic and, obviously, the approach to the entrance where you often have civilians lined up to get in,
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these are vulnerable locations and this is where the suicide attack took place. the taliban claiming responsibility for this attack. this suicide bombing follows another suicide bombing earlier in the morning where militants targeted and killed the very powerful and influential militia leader who played a key role in the fight against militants. all this come against the government's continued push for peace talks with the taliban. the government continues to insist that the best way to establish peace and security is through peace talks. they say the peace talks will resume in the coming days. however. when you see these attacks, militants going after big targets, the glaring questions are all taliban factions willing to stop fighting, willing to come to the negotiating table the african union is planning to send 200 more human rights and military observers to burundi.
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burundi has been paralysed by the president's election. around 240,000 have fled the country zimbabwe's ruling party has thrown a lavish 92nd bird party for the president. it comes at a time when many people face food shortages caused by draught and weak economy. he has warned against infighting in his speech. the opposition movement for democratic change described the event as object scene. >> reporter: for weeks the news headline has been talking about the infighting inside the ruling party, one faction trying to do out to do the other. a few years ago it was never talked about. it was not talked about succeeding the president. people wondered whether he would
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address these issues of infighting and others. he did and this is what he had to say. >> factionalism, factionialism has no space or place at all in our party here. there should never been allowed to exist. >> reporter: the president's comments [indistinct] only time will tell, we're not sure how many factions exist in the ruling party. we know the main ones. there is another faction by the young peer people within the party. then there is the role of the first lady. then there is the army as well. we do know that for these factions, they all say they respect the president. what at the do differ on seems
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to be who should succeed him thousands of people have gathered in moscow to mark one year since the kremlin critic was shot dead. he was a former deputy prime minister. many believe the man responsible for his death hasn't opinion investigated. >> reporter: there are countries where an act of protest and an act of mourning are sometimes one in the same. modern russia is such a place. the murder of opposition leader a year ago is still a source of grief and anger for many. >> translation: this atrocious crime made him an icon of opposition, a political icon in our country. >> reporter: now there is no real opposition in russia, all parliamentary opposition parties are artificial. you can buy your party membership and the future of russia can only depend on the ordinary people who come out to
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rallies like this one expressing their civil position. >> reporter: russia without putin was one of the chants and also russia will be free. reminder that the former deputy prime minister is a thorn in the kremlin side, a beacon to those who don't like the road their country is taking. >> reporter: for the many thousands of people who have come here today, he represented a russia that might have been. of course, that begs the question can that dream survive with his death. judging by the numbers here there are a good mm-hmm people trying to keep it alive. >> reporter: five men have been charged with the murder. a sixth is being investigated. it is believed that the skad met regularly to plan the killing. many believe the leader who is
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said to be responsible has not been apprehended. this had serious implications for russia. >> translation: of course vladimir putin should be worried because it is impossible to control the group. not only the russian special services, but the whole country. gentleman the big crowds on saturday actually highlight a nasty dilemma for the opposition. they're purely political rallies rarely due these numbers a former british ambassador to russia says the assassination was meant to send a message >> somebody must have been aware of the assassination because it was so close to the kremlin. it is a very heavily policed area. it must have been somebody in the security services who knew.
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it was covered up. i don't think he was a man given to fear because he saw that it was in a sense useless. he was a most-- it was an extraordinary act. it was unprecedented on someone quite so prominent in his time should get killed in this way. there have been more people lower down the pecking order, rather than someone who was so prominent. it is very considerable. the degree of threat in a sense is very considerableable. the killing of him was meant to send a message to the opposition as a whole. i wouldn't say it has become a habit to kill really top looefl people. as i said before it tends to be awkward journalists or awkward people who made him just being
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too much of a nuisance themselves argentina is experiencing its worst out break of dengue fever in seven years. it is spread by the same mosquito responsible of spreading the zika virus. our correspondent report. >> reporter: dengue lives in places like this, over grown tropical vegetation and sag unanimity water, collected from the smallest reaccept tackles. -- receptacles. the eggs are causing the large et out break in history. >> translation: it is horrible, very painful. the whole head hurts, the bones, even your fingernails. your back, your hips. you don't know how to deal with the pain and the fever. >> reporter: this woman has recovered now. this woman has been laid up here for five days. the fight is on to reduce the
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has been tat where the mosquito-- habitat where the mosquito lives. >> translation: in this house we've treated where we found the lavae. while we get rid of anything that holds water. >> reporter: most are merely irritating, mosquitos, but this is a carrier, the female extracting human blood to feed it's off spring. >> translation: with mosquitos, the best method is to attack the lavae. the adults are already flying all over the place. this particular mosquito is the worst because it thrives around humans. >> reporter: the mosquito doesn't respect borders and repellant isn't always effective. >> reporter: it is a joint operation for local authorities and residents in a campaign of education and a campaign to eliminate the breeding ground. the same mosquito that carries dengue, yellow fever and zika. it is a battle that they can't
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afford to lose. >> reporter: operatorors fumigate one howls at a time. -- house at a time. >> translation: when we started the campaign, people were a little suss suspicious, but now they're taking it in. participating, asking questions because they're worried >> reporter: close to the border with brazil it has also been sit by zika. they are hoping by tackling the culprit and destroying the habitat where it lives, they can control the many debilitating viruses that this tiny creature imposes on its victims the new interim prime minister of haiti has been announced. he is a well-known economist and governor of the central bank. he is responsible for organising a political in april. last month the presidential run
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off election was cancelled following violent protest and allegations of voter fraud. still to come on the al jazeera news hour. we look at why the philippines is struggling to reduce the rate of teenage pregnancy. the graffiti artists in india gets chances to brighten their community by transforming shipping containers into works of art. a classic final at the dubai championships. all the action coming up. n coming up.
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