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consequences sequences. the fragile cessation in syria. the opposition claims 15 rebel-held areas. hello. this is al jazeera live from london. also coming up: a fobomb attac kills at least 30 people in baghdad. isil claim responsibility. 7,000 refugees stuck on the
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greek/macedonian border. a trib beauty to an oscar nomination. a cessation of hostilities appears to be holding in most parts of syria but not everywhere. the opposition is accusing government forces of attacking at least 15 rebel-held areas using barrel bombs. activists say russia has carried out airstrikes in allepp on. at least 10 people are thought to have died. the u.n. hopes aid will be able to be delivered to civilians and to refugee camps. jamal gained exclusive access to one of those camps. >> reporter: home to tens of thousands of syrians who have been recently displaced as a direct result of russian airstrikes, this piece of land not far from the border with turkey used to be empty. now, thousands of tents are
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cramped together separated by winding foot paths and narrow streets they are lined by boys and girls who had their childhood robbed from them by war. while others go to school elsewhere around the world, they are stuck here, traumatized war and abandoned by the international community. this child and his father and mother left when airstrikes began targeting their town. >> we left our homes because of the russian airstrikes they were non-stop and relengthless. >> they slept in a car for a week before ali's mother went into labor. it was only after he was born that they were given a tent. his father says russia's claim that it's air force is defending the assad government is false. >> no. no. no. it's not true. they are not targeting isil. they aring civilians and sunni. they are going after sunnis. >> although the flow of refugees has been ongoing for several years now, what makes this camp different is that the internally
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displaced here say they have been forcibly and intentionally removed by russian airstrikes and the syrian regime in a bid to cleanse large parts of syria. many people told us they are fearful the arab sunnis are being expelled to pave the way for those loyal to the assad regime. lost his left leg 18 months ago, when the syrian air force bombed his home. he sought refuge but the russians bombed civilians there, to too. >> they are trying to empty our towns of the indigenous people. >> rebel groups and the government of turkey have also accused russia of ethnic cleansi cleansing. turkish aid agencies are delivering food and blankets. the prime minister has said accepting refugees would be contributing to what his government says is the goal of
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changing the demographics of syria. there isn't a city in syria that hasn't been affected by the civil war. there isn't a child here who doesn't seem that you wanted by all of the death and destruction. these children are too young to differentiate between sunni, arab and kurd. unfortunately for them was they have been born into a war that appears to be cashing up their homeland along those lines. al jazeera. northern syria. 30 people have died in the predominantly shia neighborhood north of the iraqi capitol. 60 others were wounded when a roadside bomb targeted a busy market. isil has claimed responsibility for the attack. iraqi military forces have been attacked by isil fighters across the country. several were kidnapped by the group in abu ghraib. a nearby village was raided and according to military sources, both are under isil control
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room. 18 policemen were killed during an isil assault near fallujah. al jazeera's wali eastbounwalii more. iraqi forces and political authorities there are trying to put an end for this sectarian violence. this death toll, a huge death toll, unfortunately, it will deepen, again, the security conflict and the security between the iraqi people. ♪ >> the final results of iran's election are exactly shortly. early indications are that moderates and reefrnlists have done very well in the capitalfo done very well in the capital. they have won all the 30 seats
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in tehran, the biggest voting district. it's a significant change from previous elections which were dominated by conservatives. the poll is seen as a test for president rouhani. joan hull is in tehran. >> reporter: the final results in the coming hours of friday's election for parliament and the assembly of experts in iran, a fuller picture is emerging of a stunning victory for the reformists and moderate alleys of the rouhani here in tehran, a much more mixed picture elsewhere in the country. here in tehran, the 30 seats available in parliament, all 30 have gone to reformist and moderate candidates inflicting an embarrassing defeat on conservatives, some big conservative names have fallen by the wayside. this does not mean that the reformists and moderates are heading for a majority in the
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parliament, but it does appear to suggest that the conservatives have lost their majority in the parliament with a number of independents who will have a casting vote on important issues either way. it is a resounding success for president hassan rouhani coming on the heels of the nuclear deal signed with the world powers and the lifting of international sanctions. it does not mean a sea change overnight. iran will not be a different country the day after final results are announced but it is a big expression for moderate thinking, reformist hopes and a resounding expression by the people of this country of their desire for change. >> greece is warning that the number of refugees and my grant on its soil could more than triple next month because of the cap imposed by balkan countries up the migrant route. as many as 70,000 could find themselves trapped in greece
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next month unless other eu countries help relief the burden of numbers. paul brennan reports. >> reporter: this is the greek macedonian border. it was set up as a transit camp intended for 1,000 people, maximum. now, 7,000 desperate refugees are stuck here in squalid conditions, many for more than a week now. >> there are thousands of people here. >> children jostel for a bottle of water, an orange and perhaps a sandwich, queueing for everything is a daily grind. the queue to be let through the border crossing is longer. tempers sometimes flare. >> i have to wait, to take food, i have to wait two hours. it's a very bad life. >> at night, the child is very cold, you know.
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it's not really life here refugeesed blocked the rail line chanting their demands to be allowed to pass. riot police were unmoved. athens says unless these people are allowed to travel onward, the number trapped in greece could rise to 70,000 next month. efforts by turkey and nato are expected to significantly stem the flow of arrivals across the agean in the next few weeks. the plight of those already in europe is becoming a grave concern. paul brennan, al jazeera. hillary clinton has won the democratic primary in the u.s. state of south carolina. the former secretary of state celebrated a decisive victory over rival bernie sanders 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.
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there is no doubt in my mind that america's best years can be ahead of us woef got to believe that. we have to work for that. we have to stand with each other. we have to hold each other. lift each other up. move together to the future that we will make. thank you. god bless you, and god bless america! the race for the white house is now entering a decisive stage come tuesday. thirteen states in territories hold primaries to decide who they want to be their party's nominee for president. al jazeera's patty colhane takes a look at how one man has dominated campaign. in the battleground state of virginia, it doesn't take you long to find someone with pretty strong opinions about the presidential election. >> i think american voters are very angry about a lot of things. lena is a retired lawyer using a cafe as an. she has voted in a lot of elections but she doesn't remember anything quite like
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this one: mostly because donald trump is winning. >> i think he is a madman. >> make america great again. >> businessman donald trump is leading the republican primary so far despite or possibly because of statements like this. on mexicans: >> they are bringing drugs. they are bringing crime. they are rapists. >> on john mccain >> he is out of touch. he is a wore hero because he was captured. i like people that weren't captured. >> on his own campaign. >> i could stand in the middle of 5th avenue and shoot somebody and i wouldn't lose any voters. okay? >> very few people in washington predicted the rise of trump. >> could be in large part because unlike the rest of the country degree, the capitol region wasn't impacted as much by the great recession. houses still have value and wages are still high. >> if you are from a community of color, if you only have a high school education, if you come from a rust-belt region, if you used to work in manufacturing, things have been really tough and they haven't gotten that much better for you.
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>> at this cafe, negroni is surrounded by people who have started over after losing jobs and income to the recession. she says she understands why people are angry? >> i would like to punch him in the face. >> she doesn't understand how these are the candidates she has to choose from. >> hello! >> including the party she belongs to, the democrats. >> i am so frustrated. i am so frustrated that i have almost stopped speaking about it. i want to cry. i want to cry for the choices that americans are facing today. >> she doesn't know who she will vote for in the end, but she is sure of one thing: donald trump will not be president of the united states. >> americans will come to their senses. we are not -- we are not as stupid as that. >> but they are angry. and she is hoping after this campaign, washington finally, realizes it. patty colhane, al jazeera, washington. >> more to come for you this half hour. dozens of minors and rescuers have died after a coal mine
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collapse in russia's remote north. also, how india's graffiti artists are brightening communities by turning shipping containers into works of art.
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welcome back let's take you through the top stories. both russia and the assad regime have been acceused of continuin attacks in some areas of syria despite a cessation of hostilities. at least 50 people have died in an isil attack in the predom nantly shia neighborhood north of the iraqi capitol.
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greece is warning the number of refugees on its soil could more than triple next month because of a cap imposed by balkan countries further up the migrant route. ireland's prime minister said his ruling coalition can't stay in countpower. he may have to form a new coalition with his party's biggest rival. al jazeera's neev barker is in dublin and sent this update. >> reporter: it has been a defendant bruising election. now, some very difficult decisions await the outgoing government if they hope to hold on to power here at the irish parliament. do they stick together and team under or do something unthinkable? the party of prime minister kenny team up with its arch rival? there isn't much separating these. they share the same vision, the future of the economy one is
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center left. one is center right. their differences go way back, 90 years to the irish civil war. many believe that now is the time to put aside these historic differences and the interest of economic and political stability. it is of course an important year for the country, 100 years since the 1916 uprising against british colonial rule. never before has ireland wanted to show anything control of its political landscape and of its economic. when the parliament convenes, they are hoping to know exactly what the make-up of the government will be. until then, ireland hangs in the balance. >> a third explosion at a remote coal mine has killed ten rescue workers. they were trying to safe 26 mineers after two ex mroesz on thursday. rescue operations at the mine
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have been halted: those trapped underground have all died rory challands is in moscow and has the latest. >> reporter: rescue efforts have been called off. the series of explosions mean it's just too unsafe to try and see if anyone else is still alive. the mining company is trying to work out what to do next. it has two options really. flood the mine with water to try and put out the fires that are still burning or shut off the air supply and asphyx-80 those flames. it doesn't need to be spelled out for what that might mean for anyone who might be alive. the ministry says the conditions are so severe down this mine that they don't think there are any survivors left. now, russia has a pretty lamentable record for mining safety, a lot of poorly maintained mines left over from the soviet period and there are safety regulations on paper but
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often these are not properly enforced. the fact that these mines are often in remote parts of the country mean when things go wrong, it's difficult to mount a proper rescue operation. >> at least 15 people have died and several others wounded in somalia. the attack happened northwest of the capitol. among the tazualties is the deputy men minister of disarmament. >> mohammed duahari is in qatar to discuss falling oil prices. the economy grew at its slowest pace in 16 years. inflation soared to 10 percent and pressures are trying to devalue the currency. >> the worst economic crisis for decades in nigeria. the government has launch add campaign to encourage consumers to buy local goods. a report now from central
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nigeria. >> schumacher shybu supports the government's campaign to get people to buy goods in nigeria. he will only be able to sell these for about $30 each. he said if the leather was important, he could sell for hundreds. because some have a bias against homemade goods and prefer goods, he has to sell cheaply. >> people who don't like buying nigerian goods is nothing but they feel they are not superior, which i feel they have a wrong notion towards it. >> such attitudes toward local goods may affect the government's campaign. it has placed a ban on the importation of more than 40 items and restrictions on access to foreign currenkurns some sam neither have worked to improve
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the economy in the face, of falling oil revenue. senate bruce is leading campaign. >> the leaders are the greatest consumers of foreign goods and services in this country. all they care about is a gucci ba bag, ditch to dubai, eat nigerian food, help the farmers grow products. do whatever you can to sustain your economy. otherwise, we are going to collapse. >> critics of the government's campaign say getting people to buy goods only made in nigeria won't solve the economic crisis they argue with nearly sent% of people living below the poverty line, most people don't have the money for a consumer goods anyway and that the real solution is diversifying the economy away from the over dependence on oil. there are other challenges facing promoting goods made in
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nigeria. >> electricity is not available. rooms not there to convey these goods. the cost of moving from industries to the markets are expensive. the government says it's working to reduce its oil dependency and prove things for businessmen like him who remain optimistic buying nigerian goods can improve the economy. ays, plato, nigeria. demonstrators have rallied against su chi becoming the next leader of state they are angry about proposed changes to the constitution. it bars anyone with foreign family members with being the leader. her late husband was british and so were her two sons. her party won a landslide and wants the law changed so she can
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become president. >> two rivers in the amazon basin have been contaminated by anas massive oil spill in peru. almost 3,000 barrels of crude oil have spewed into the water following a pipeline burst. thousands of tribes who rely on that river have been hit the worst as john hullman explains from the peruvian amazon. >> the scene behind me from the amazon region in peru would look pretty idyllic if you didn't know about 3,000 barrels of crude oil had spilled into this river from a burst pipeline. this river really is at the center of various communities of i know did i know win us people who live on indigenous people. they use the river to bathe, wash clothes and catch fish. when the oil spilled into this river, it affected the center
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point of their existence and at the moment, they are eating vegetables. we have been talking to various of them and waiting for the government to see what it can offer to try to resolve this problem. it was a state company, a state oil company whose pipeline burst and oil spilled into this river, called petro peru. now, the government has declared a state of emergency here it said that they can't use the river. it's trying to sort out medical attention for people who need it. this isn't the first time that this has happened 20 spills in the last 5 years have been registered. so in this latest one, the short-term solutions are currently kicking off. many people say a little bit late but the long-term solutions for these people whose diet, whose food spline and whose environment may have been severely affected won't be known for quite awhile yet. >> shipping containers rarely
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grab anyone's attention but they are being transformed into street art. checking them out in new delhi. >> playing on the idea that art takes people to places where they have never been before, a container terminal is turned into a gallery. 1 on 00 metal boxes are given a colorful makeover to lur the curious and transport them to another world. >> a bit of mexico. i won't represent my roots. >> fair organizers collaborated with the largest shipping country aiming to bring art to everyone. >> these containers will travel the country not only carrying goods but showcasing the artist's ideas but the impact is felt right here in the city where street art is becoming a part of people's lives. >> the once drab walls are turned into a canvas. all of the artists are given a
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freehand from south india, a port trarait of his mother whic says is grabbing attention. >> a new dialogue is created a reason who never thought about making a drawing, looking at it. >> for the residents of this colony, the art work serves more of a practical purpose. >> very beautiful. >> this used to look empty. this is a good painting. no one will dare to throw rubbish and make the wall dirt. although it would have been better if they made the painting bigger than this. >> india has a long history of art b, but artistic opinions have been reserved for the privileged. indians here say the concept is making it encouraging for everyone to be part of the art work. >> hollywood is preparing for its biggest night 69 year sud morning in los angeles and preparations are in full swing
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for the ausc-arizona. black actor chris rock will be presenting but this year's ceremony has been over shadowed by contro-jersey over race issues with director spike lee and actor will smith saying they won't attend. more than 225 countries will be broadcasting and 80 countries have submitted films for best foreign lang. for the first time, a film from colu columbia is nominated, embrace of the serpent is up for best foreign picture. a story of a shaman in the jungle. filmed deep into the jungle, embrace of the certain pet tells the story to parallel expeditions down the am zone river three years apart. it's a mesmerizing tribute to the lost cultures of the columbian amazon ravaged by western cologne y'allism. >> it has struck a chord.
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some are tired of modern society. they are looking for different ways to live. many people are on a spiritual search to be reminded of the knowledge of traditional cultures is something people respond to very enthusastically. >> a response that brought international recognition. first, at the cannes 23i78 festival and then with an oscar nomination for best foreign picture. the first ever for a columbian film. >> it's like a coming of age for columbian cinema. we were glad we got to be a part of it. >> certain pants didn't appear in a vangume. films also won at canns. show signs of a resurgent film industry that has been considered in the death throes in the '90s. an awakening that's starting to bear fruit.
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we created a fund it's an indirect taxation. we don't depend upon the national budget nor the political power. it's helped production teams many agree 2015 has been the best year ever in the history of columbian cinema. while there are many reasons to celebrate, one important component is still missing, a strong audience. while theaters' attendance has doubled in the last five years, only 5% of revenue goes to colombians. >> we need support from the government to be sustained in order for this to grow and to sustain itself in time. the first golden age of columbian cinema. >> one showing the promise of a country rife with great stories to tell.
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al jazeera bogata. >> it promises to be a good night. get more at aljazeera.com. also more on all of our top stories mind the headlines analysis there as well. aljazeera.com aljazeera.com. i'm richard gizbert, and you are at the "listening post". the israeli government is looking at the media from inside the country d

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