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syria as opposition is accusing government forces of multiple violations during the first 24 hours of a temporary ceasefire. syrian coalition says the regime attacked 15 rebel held areas across syria with heavy machine guns, ash rtillery and barrel bombs. there are reports of mugs military has carried out an air strike around 28 kilometers north-west of aleppo. our correspondent joins us live from the turkish city near the
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syrian border. starting with the reports that the russian air force has gone back into air strike mode after 24 hours. what's going on? >> reporter: we're told that the russian air force attacked two areas in aleppo's western countryside. i think there are villages when we mentioned the side. the activists say they were attacked because under the pretext that there were al-nusra front fighters. this is a group linked to al-qaeda which has not been included in the deal and the ceasefire deal. the information coming out from russia, or rather russian officials, military officials, are saying that they have actually targeted an al-nusra targets in those strikes
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one of the concerns has always been about the exclusions or exemptions to this ceasefire meaning that fighting will continue and how that might impact aid. what is happening on the aid delivery front, then? >> reporter: now what is happening on the aid delivery. first, just a quick point. you mentioned now about how to distinguish. i think nobody is able to distinguish because it's going to be left to every side because the russians can say what they want, the syrian army can say what they want and so does the rebels and opposition. there's no clear mechanism how to appreciate. on to the aid part of things, you have the u.n. which is the under secretary for humanitarian, there's an address
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at the council a few days ago saying that on the 28th, so today they planned to send an aid convoy. now we don't know if this is going to happen because it depends on a number of things. it depends on logistics and arrangements with the syrian government. the u.n. needs to get paperwork done and they need to practices through security checkpoints and so forth. they need the agreement of whoever is there. there is some thought that this could happen today. it is tentative. there are at least 100,000 syrians in dire situations and in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. this is the most urgent but the wider number is much, much bigger. i think the u.n. estimates it to be in the millions, the number of syrians who need some sort of humanitarian aid
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thank you. thousands of syrian refugees are stranded at a crossing. >> reporter: it is home to tens of thousands of syrians who have been recently displaced as a direct result of russian air strikes. this piece of land not far from fur key used to be empty. now thousands of tents are crowded together separated by winding footpaths and narrow streets. they're lined by boys and girls who have had their childhood robbed from them by war. while others are in school around the world, they are stuck here. this young family fled their home three weeks ago when russian air strikes began targeting the town. >> translation: we left our homes because the russian air strikes. they were nonstop and relentless. they didn't spare anybody
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>> reporter: they slept in a car for a week before she went into labor. it was only after the baby was born that they were given a tent. what makes this camp different is that the internally displaced here say that they have been forceably and intentionally removed by russian air strikes and the syrian regime. after this man last his left leg 18 months ago, he sought refuge. >> translation: they indeed the towns of the indigenous people. >> reporter: there isn't a town unaffected by the civil war in syria military forces say i.s.i.l. has attacked them. another town was attacked.
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both areas are under i.s.i.l. control. a group kidnapped a number of police men. iraqi millitary sources so an attack. they say i.s.i.l. is now in control of the water plant. reports from yemen say at least 30 people have been killed in air strikes at a market outside the capital. no-one has claimed responsibility, but yemeni security officials are blaming the saudi-led coalition. the houthi rebels took control of sunaa in 2014. the small town of brobi has taken in one of the highest number of refugees in all of sweden. local authorities say their resources are stretched and they can't take in any more people. many refugees decide they can't go home.
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>> reporter: he is father from iraq than he ever thought he would, but he is safe here. >> translation: on i am here where things are safe. how could i not feel good >> reporter: without a lot to do, the 24-year-old does at times get a little bored waiting to find out if he will get asylum, wondering if he will be given a chance to become a productive member of swedish society. >> reporter: i didn't come here to play and laugh. i came here so i could work and survive >> reporter: that feeling is reflected by the people who live and work at this center. who say the presence of these refugees will in the long run only help. >> i would say that try to use this potential so it can benefit the country, benefit everyone in the future. we need to work together. >> reporter: so far the biggest challenge has been finding enough for everyone housed here
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to do. >> reporter: the sentiment is largely positive. here in a sleepy little we dish town that has had to wake up to an overwhelming reality resentment is growing. officials say they have been happy until now to support the refugees, but there's not a lot more they can do. they're stretched to the limit. >> translation: right now in sweden we need a break. in a very short space of time since june of last year more than a hundred thousand came to sweden to seek asylum. we have very little housing here and jobs are not being created in the way that we need to integrate the number arriving. if we had to be able to help people then others need to help too so we can get our systems straight >> reporter: so traumatised by the war in iraq and his travels, takes none of this for granted.
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he is aware that he could be rejected for asigh limb. >> translation: if that happens, i would say just kill me. i could die with dignity here. they would throw my body in the street but ear i would be buried. >> reporter: he without a job or his own home has somehow found a way to stay positive. now, he just wants to find a way to stay in sweden elections in iran show reformists gain. it is as a test for the president after he secured a nuclear deal with world leaders last year. a closer look at the early results. voters were asked to choose for the 290 seat parliament and an
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88 member of assembly of experts. that's a body responsible for selecting the country's next supreme leader. the parties of the president and former president lead the race for the assembly of experts. in parliament early results show reformists have taken 29 of the 30 seats. jonah hull has more from the capital. >> reporter: so the reformist and so-called moderates have done well in the assembly of experts election, one of two elections held kon currently on friday, the other being for parliament. it bodies - bodes extreme well for them. they would likely have done well about the parliamentary election. we expect to hear about that on sunday. what is the significance of this major advance for them in the
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asum blee of experts? this is the body made up of 88 somewhere clerics that gets to appoint the next supreme leader of the islamic republic. given that the existing supreme leader is said to be in ill health, it is likely that within their eight-year term, they may get to appoint the in effects supreme leader a great number of moderates on that assembly means a greater chance of a moderate supreme leader in the future. perhaps even the president himself who has been elected to a seat on the assembly of experts plenty more still to come here, including voters in ireland pass judgment on how they're handling the economic economy. plus graffiti artists in india transforms shipping containers into works of art.
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>> "inside story" takes you beyond the headlines, beyond the quick cuts, beyond the soundbites. we're giving you a deeper dive
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into the stories that are making our world what it is. welcome back. syria's opposition is accusing forces of breaking see fire during the first 24 hours. the syrian says they were attacked. i.s.i.l. has attacked its forces west of the capital of baghdad. another village was attacked. both areas now under i.s.i.l. control. the group also kidnapped a number of police men.
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elections in syria say reformists are making contains hillary clinton has won the latest democratic primary in south carolina. next up is super tuesday with 12 states at stake for both clinton and republican front runner donald trump. kimberley hallkett reports. >> reporter: victory by a wide mark. south carolina for hillary clinton >> tomorrow this campaign goes national. >> reporter: she has now set her sites on demonstrating she is the presumptive democratic nominee. >> we don't need to make america great again. america has never stopped being great. >> reporter: her main rival bernie sanders is not giving up.
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campaigning in another state he pledged to show he is still a viable candidate >> what this campaign is about is not just electing a president. it is about transforming america. it is about thinking big and the kind of country we want to become. >> reporter: also struggling to prove they're a viable side are candidates like ted cruz. he goes into super tuesday leading in his home state of texas, but a loss there could end his 2016 presidential elections. marco rubio faces a similar challenge. the pressure the campaigns face evident in the verbal sparring between the candidates. >> there is a growing consensus in this party that we cannot nominate a con artist to become the head of the movement. >> reporter: his attacks are an effort to contain the momentum
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of anti establishment candidate donald trump pulling ahead in eight of the 12 states voting on super tuesday. despite his lead, donald trump was also belittling had his opponents >> i will address little rubio. this guy has a fresh mouth, he is a very nasty guy and i actually thought that ted cruz was a liar, but rubio is worse. i mean, he's worse. >> reporter: the test for all the candidates comes on tuesday. for hillary clinton she is counting on the support of african-american as well as latino voters. it could offer her the clearest path yet to securing the democratic presidential nomination ireland's prime minister is conceded his gompbing coalition will not return to power because of heavy losses in the election.
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they may have to try and form a new coalition with the party's biggest rival now. >> reporter: the arduous task counting began, the coalition government faced the prospects of a bruising final result. early polls showed a drop in support despite huge improvement in the country's economy. the gale pash and labor party aleye may need to seek support. more signs of an electorate swipg side as support for rival parties and independent candidates grew. they group has campaigned with a strong anti austerity voice. the party topped the poll. republican spending cuts, rising social inequality and mistrust of spaebd politicians--
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established politicians have all played a role >> the government is a bit complacent. they told they would be rewarded. it still hasn't reached most households. >> reporter: it follows a similar pattern to other european countries, spain, portugal and greece that went through periods of austerity. it is officially meant to be over and the country has the fastest growing country in the european union. as the votes are counted and the results come in, it continues to look like more and more people have gone out to publish the out going government in the polls. the current coalition wants to hold on to power, it will have to build new alliances, but that's no easy task. the main political parties were forged in the blood of the civil war more than 100 years ago. there are fierce differences that date back generations.
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given the growth of the left in ireland, it may be time for the countries main opposing parties to the unthinkable and join forces. >> reporter: it is a very strong likelihood that the two civil war parties are likely to form the next government. you would have to say on the balance of probability of figures were show that. that's health because little devices those two parties. their poms 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 a referendum is being held in switzerland on expelling foreigners with criminal records. the right wing swiss people's party supposing to depart foreigners who commit two minor offences in 10 years with no right of appeal. the offences include drivers n
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running a red light and speeding. six people have been killed by an explosion in a mine in russia. it happened in the northern komi region. it happened during a rescue effort to reach those trapped. 26 people are still moving. argentina is experiencing its worse outbreak the dengue fever in seven years. the disease is spread by the same mosquito that is responsible for the zika virus. >> reporter: dengue thrives in places like this. over grown vegetation and stagnant water, collected in even the smallest
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reaccepttacles-- items. >> translation: it is horrible, very painful. the whole head hurts, the bones, even your finger names. your back and hips. you don't know how to deal with the pain, and the fever. >> reporter: she has recovered now and is treating fish sufferers, like this woman who has been hayed up here for five days. meanwhile, the fight is on to reduce the habitat where the mosquito thrives. >> translation: in this house we treated where we found the lavae. while we get rid of anything that collect $water >> reporter: it is one of about 3000 varieties of mosquito, 300 chf are found in argentina. most are irritating but this one is a vector, a carrier. the female extracting human blood to feed its off spring. >> translation: with mosquitos the best method is to attack the lavae. the adults are already flying all over the place.
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this is the worst because it thrives around humans. >> reporter: the mosquito doesn'ted respect borders and repellant isn't always effective. it is a joint operation. the local authorities and residents in a campaign of education and a campaign to eliminate the mosquitos breeding ground, the same mosquito that carries dengue, yellow fever and zika. it is a battle they can't afford to lose. operators fumigate one house at a time, collecting waste and imposing heavy fines on those who don't comply. >> translation: when we started the campaign, people were 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 hit by zika. they are hoping to destroying the habitat in which it thrives, they can control the many debilitating viruses that this
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tiny creature imposes on its human victims four people have been stabbed during a protest against a rally in the u.s. state of california. one is in critical condition. 13 people were arrested after the scuffle, including a member of the group. several counter protests were taken into custody after allegedly attacking a supporter. hollywood is gearing up for its biggest night of the year, the oscars. accusations of sexism and racism threaten to damp ensome of the excitement. >> reporter: preparations are pretty intense at the oscars. everything has to be perfect. the world is watching, remember, as the academy awards. who will win it this year. there are your top film nominees. most we have seen before. there are no surprises here. the revenant is expected to do
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very well. it is up for 12 awards. it took three top one at the bafta. the director hoping to be best director in the second year rung. it is up against bridge of spice not seen as a front runner, but this is hollywood anything can happen here. there's the best actor nominees. michael keating is a name being bandied around. as for best act tremendouses, five to pick from, including highest paid female star, jennifer lawrence. brie larson is likely to take the same accolade here.
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this whole debate about a lack of diversity in the wider film industry. that is something that will continue to be discussed for longer. it is still over shadowing the biggest and happiest night >> it is going to over shadow this. it has to. i don't think that's going to keep people being in a happy mood. i think that the academy itself is trying to ground that discussion in the ceremony as much as possible by having a lot of black presenters, by having chris rock there to speak to the issue and he will be merciless, and i hope he is. >> reporter: creed is another film that ties into that debate, the film about a black boxer has been criticized for giving the nomination to the white man. it is 39 years since he was nominated for an oscar for
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playing the same character, rocky. nobody really knows which way it can all go, but that is part of the excitement. you never know how the story will end shipping containers rarely grab anyone's attention, but in india, the drab metal boxes are being trance forked into eye-catching-- transformed into eye of catching street art. >> reporter: a container terminal is turned into a gallery. 100 metal boxes are given a colorful metal make over to lure the curious and transport them to another world. >> it is a bit of mexico. i want to represent my culture, my roots. >> reporter: organisers collaborated aiming to bring art to everyone. >> these containers will travel to the country not only carrying
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goods but carrying the artists' ideas. it is becoming a part of people's lives. the once drab walls of this colony are turned into a canvass. a portrait of this man's mother. >> a knew type of use. a person will never probably wonder about a drawing here. >> reporter: for the residents of this colony the artwork serves more of a practical purpose >> translation: very beautiful. this looked to look empty. now no-one will dare to throw rubbish and make the wall dirty. it would have been better if it was bigger than that. >> reporter: india has a long history of art, but artistic opinions have mostly been reserved for the privileged. people here say this concept of street art is making accessible
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across social classes and encouraging everyone to be part of the artwork if you want to keep upset with all the stories we've been telling you about, just head over to our website. you can see our front page there. >> hi everyone, welcome to documenting excellence, the 2016 oscar nominated documentaries. for the past three years al jazeera america has been the only prod cast network in the world that profile each nominated documentary. tonight we look at the feature-length documentaries.


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