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trapped along the greek border with macedonia. and rolling out the red carpet for hollywood's biggest night of the year, we are just hours away from the start of this year's oscars live in los angeles. i am robben adams with the support, barcelona exact sweet revenge on the team that last beat them 54 games ago. and the first bit of silverware. who helped make them champions. ♪ ♪ we begin in iraq where a series of attacks have left dozens of people dead. at least 70 people have been killed by a bombing at a market in a mainly shia neighborhood of baghdad. the country's military has also been targed in separate attacks. isil says it's responsible i believe. rob matheson reports. >> reporter: one of the bloodiest days iraq has seen in
recent years. this amateur video captures chaos in sadder city moments after swin bomb attacks in a busy mosque. it's in a mainly shia neighborhood just north of the capital baghdad. the first bomb explode odd a motorcycle as people gathered to help the injured, a suicide bomber blew himself up. isil says it's behind the atta attack. just hours before, west of baghdad, suicide bombers and gunmen attacked iraqi security forces in abu ghraib. al jazeera can't verify these pictures. several military personnel are said to have been killed. a nearby village was also ceasee seized by armed fighter. and military barracks remember raided. isil is being held responsible for these attacks too. the iraqi army is preparing an offensive to retake the northern city of mosul. iraqi forces supported by u.s. co lines airstrikes, have driven
isil back to western anbar province in recent weeks. >> translator: troops from the 71st brigade of the 15th division moved towards mosul. and god willing, it will liberate mosul province with peshmerga force forces and alli. >> reporter: violence in baghdad has decreased since isil launched an offensive two years ago and many of its fighters were moved elsewhere. early in 2015, a long running night-time curfew in the city was ended. prime minister abadi says the attacks are a response to isil's recent defeats. for the iraqi people, like those in saader city, there is no sign the isil threat is did he finishing. rob matheson, al jazeera. >> for more on these attacks in baghdad, we are joined by the director of the indiana university sent center for the constituted i was middle east, joining us live via describe from bloomington, very good to
have you with us al jazeera. what does sunday's attack tell us about isil's capabilities? >> i think it tells us that they still have ability to do coordinated attacks that have these sort of spectacular results. but i think we have reached a point over the last year and a half since they took over mosul in 2014, where they are no longer able to sustain an attack and capture territory. so i am afraid for the short-term, perhaps for the foreseeable future, we can expect that they can lash out in the way that his we have seen today. but there is no question that they are a -- an injured animal and perhaps that makes them particularly dangerous now. >> an injured animal that are still able to carry out such heinous attacks. you say yourself, and that makes them particularly dangerous. we know the government is trying
to stop them from taking more territory. but how do you stop isil from carrying out attacks like the ones we saw on sunday? how do you do that? is that possible? >> well, of course we in iraq have become i newerred to these sorts of attacks for more than a decade now, it's just that this series of attacks is a bit more spectaculars but otherwise the media has sort of stopped paying very much attention to these attacks because frankly they have been daily occurrences. result payly isil itself as an organization, as an organization that hold territory in iraq, in syria, must be defeated. >> reporter: beyond that there is a political solution that must being used in particular reconciliation amongst iraq's various factions, without that piece will not return to iraq. >> there are plenty of people that agree we saying the government is too focused on
military defeating isil. and not attacking political issues, ideology, funding of freedom of movement for foreign fighters. >> well, indeed. i mean, some of us have been saying for years that we need more by way of reconciliation in died it's not just the iraqi government. the iraqi government has been largely encouraged by the united states and other foreign allies to focus on the military issues with the negotiation that political issues can be dealt with later. my own view is that we no longer have the luxury of saying we'll deal with this first and deal with that later. we have to deal on all front simultaneously. that's just the reality of the iraqi situation today. part what have makes it so complicated. >> director of the indiana university center for the stud you have middle east. thank you so much for your time. we appreciate it, thank you. >> thank you. let's move to other news now. there has been a significant reduction in fighting across parts of syria since the start
of a ceasefire on saturday morning. there have been some isolated reports of violence, and opposition groups warn this could jeopardize future talks n a letter to the u.n. chief ban ki-moon opposition parties say continued breaches would make new negotiations unattainable. activists accuse russian fighters jets of conducting airstrikes in aleppo province killing at least 10 people in ia village there. the opposition government sources have attacked several rebel-held areas using heavy artillery and barrel bombs. saudi arabia blames the syrian government and russia for this. but despite this all say they are still committed to the ceasefire. we are a report from the turkey-syria border. >> reporter: day two of the truce in syria got to have a bad start. a war plane believed to be our an hit a number of villages and towns in the countryside of aleppo province. people here in the town thought
they were safe. many people woke up to this, following the early morning raids. >> translator: people were sleeping. they hit the houses, the shops, the markets. >> translator: get your militias out. those from iran and hezbollah. >> reporter: the truce is meant to spare these people, but it seems it didn't. the rebel group al-nusra front with links to al qaeda is excluded from the ceasefire deal along with isil. people in this town deny al-nusra fighters are here. but activists in the area have told al jazeera that the group is one of a number of groups controlling in area. the terms of the truce can be interpreted differently by all the warring sides. the ministry of defense in moscow says russian strikes are not a violation of the term of the truce because al-nusra front was the target. the russians say they recorded nine violations on the rebels' side in the last 24 hours.
fighting is also being reported between government forces and the rebel rebels in other areas. turkey's president erdogan is also warning kurdish fighters, the y.p.g. who are fighting isil in northern sear yakker that the turkish army will stop them from creating a free corridor on turkey's southern border. and that could worsen the fragile truce. omar el saleh, al jazeera. turkey's president says he neither respects nor accept a cons taoupblgsal court's ruling ordering the release of two detained journalists. the pair was sent home after it was found their rights were violated of the men from a leading opposition newspaper were arrested in november and will still face a future trial. they were accused of publishing a video showing state intelligence agencies sending weapons in to syria. at least 13 people have been killed by attacks on two restaurants in somalia. a suicide bomber rammed his car
in to one of the restaurants. a second attacker blew himself up at another restaurant nearby. at least 20 people were injured. no one has claimed responsibility for the attack. to iran now where official numbers haven't been leaseed from friday's election. but overwhelming support for rouhani. moderate reform i was who his packed him have won all seats in teheran. jonah hull has more from the capital. >> reporter: friday's election was considered by many to be a test of support from for iran's path out of international isolation and economic decay. as such, the policies of president hassan rouhani, including the nuclear deal with world powers that let to the lifting of sanctions, have passed that test. his moderate and reform i was allies have made their biggest gains in the country's key institutions in over a decade.
but analysts are quick to point out that neither immediate nor lasting change is inevitable. >> if the economy doesn't pick up perhaps in four years from now you'll see the losers coming back to power. president rouhani, you know, since he has been able to achieve an agreement with the p5 plus one he has an advantage, but he also have two major problems and that is the fall of the price of oil as well as the global economy that's not doing well. so it remains to be seen how this will play out in the next year and a half. >> reporter: the vibrant bustle of the grand bizarre disguises the damage that years of international sanctions, along with economic mismanagement, have route here, 60% of the population is under 30 and one in four of those is without a job. the economy is where most people want to see change the most. that means reforming the laws on trade and foreign investment the
sort of things along with international remember gauge. many you would trot conservatives are inherently suspicious of to say nothing of the social changes the young here crave. which is why for so many voters, loosening the conservative grip on power really matters. >> our government is going to open the doors to the euro, united states, other asian countries to new relationships and communications with them and we need to change. and we have to change our parliament to [ inaudible ] our government. >> reporter: conservatives will remain powerful in both the new parliament and the influential assembly of experts that are points and advisers the supreme leader of the islamic republic. but significantly less power than before. jonah hull, al jazeera, teheran. still ahead on the al jazeera news hour.
the tied begins to turn against refugees in unwe are europe's most welcoming countries. facing tough questions half a world way, a catholic cardinal gives evidence to an australian inquire on child sex abuse. and still ahead in sport, manchester united manager louie van gal provides the comedy in his teams magic against arsenal, robin is standing by with the details. ♪ ♪ greece has warned the number of refugees inside the country could triple next month because its neighbors have i believe are imposed entry restrictions on those making their way towards western uwestwestern europe. thousands are pleading to let them cross. paul brennan reports. >> reporter: this is the greek-macedonian border. it was set up last september as a transit camp intended for 1,000 people maximum.
now 7,000pratt refugees are stuck here in squalid conditions, many for more than a week now. >> patients, there are thousands of people here that are waiting to cross the board,, not only you. >> reporter: children, jostle for a bottle of water, an orange and perhaps a sandwich. queuing for everything is a daily grind here. inevitably tempers sometimes flare. >> if i want to go i have to wait for a minimum of 10 minutes, if i want food i have to wait two hours. it's very bad life. at night the child is very cold. you know, it's not life here really it's not life here. >> reporter: on sunday refugees blocked the rail line between greece and macedonia chanting their demanding to pass. macedonian riot police were unmoved. the bottleneck follows austria's decision to introduce a daily cap of 80 asylum applications
and let own only 3,200 across a day. the balkan countries in to macedonia feared a backlog their territories and quickly imposed their own restrictions. greece was left to shoulder the burden with 22,000 refugees on its soil currently and quickly rising. 3,000 more made the see crass to go lesbos on sunday. athens says unless these people can move onward the number effectively trapped in greece could rise to 70,000 next month. from lesbos the refugees come to the mainland but reception centers are full and now even the fairy terminal is full. people are living and sleeping on concrete floors. and they are starting to despair. >> i hope to open the borders. we are just [ inaudible ] we have children and women. the people accident have hope here. >> reporter: efforts by turkey and nato are, picture today
significantly stem the flow of arrivals across the aegean in the next few weeks, but the plight of those already in europe is becoming a grave concern. paul brennan, al jazeera. well, many of the refugees want to live in sweden, which has been one of the most welcome being countries so far. but a small town that's taken in the highest number of asylum seekers per capita is feeling the strain. mohamed jamjoon reports. >> reporter: he's farther from iraq than he ever imagined that he would get. but the last thing mohamed feels is home sick. >> translator: i am lucky. ism very good and sieve here i experienced destruction in baghdad before now i am here where things are safe. now 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 for become a productive member of swedish society.
>> translator: i didn't come here to play and laugh. i came here on my own so i could work and so i could 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 -- try to use this potential so it can benefit the country. benefit everyone in the future. and we need to work together. >> reporter: so far the biggest challenge has been finding enough for everyone housed here to do. the sentiment of the refugee center is largely positive. but here in the town, a sleepy little swedish town that had to wake up to an overwhelming new reality, resentments is growing. local officials say they have been happy until now to support the refugees. but that there is not a lot more they can do. that they are stretched to the limit. >> translator: right now in sweeped we need a break. in a very short space of time,
since june of last year, more than 100,000 came to swede tone seek asylum. in this municipality we have very little housing and jobs are not being created in the way that we need to integrate the number arriving. if we had -- if we are to be able to help more people others need to help too so with in sweden can get our system straight. >> reporter: mohamed so traumatized by the what are in iraq and the difficulties of his journey takes none of this for grant. but he's well aware that he could, in the end, be denied asylum. >> translator: if thans i would tell them it's better you just kill me here instead of returning me to baghdad. at least here i could die with dignity. here they would actually bury me. in iraq they would kill me for sure and then just throw my body in the street. >> reporter: as realistic as he is resilient. mo ram he had without a job or his own home has somehow found way to stay positive. now he just wants to find a way
to stay in sweden. mohamed jamjoon, al jazeera in sweeten. about 2,000 people have taken part in an anti government demonstration in hungary. they accuse the prime minister of distancing the country from the rest european ao*u union. he looks out in the e.u. plan to settle more than 100,000 refugees amongst member states. he has order the construction of a fence along the border with romania. voters in switzerland have rejected a plan to automatically deport foreigners convicted of crimes. 59% of people said no to the proposal in a referendum. some conservative politicians wanted foreigners deported without appeal if they are convicts of the murder or two minor crimes within 10 years such as welfare fraud. the government said the plan would create a two-tiered legal system that treats foreigners unfairly. 26 workers have been declared dead after an explosion
at a coal mine in russia. authorities launched a massive search operation on thursday but now say there is no hope of finding the miners alive. it's russia's worst mining disaster since 2010. rory challands has the latest from moscow. >> reporter: ref jew efforts have been called off now. the series of methane explosions mean it's just too safe to try to 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 to put out the fires that are still burning or shut off the air supply and as fix 80 those flames, of course it doesn't need to be spelled out for what that might mean for anyone that might still be alive on the ground but the emergency ministry here says the conditions are so severe down this mine that he they want don't think there are any survivors left. now, russia does have a pretty lamentable record for mining safety. it has a lot of
poorly-maintained mines leftover from the soviet period and there are safely rotations on paper but often they are not properly enforced. also the fact that these mines are often in very remote part of the country mean that when things do go wrong it's very difficult to actually mount a proper rescue operation. now, sr. catholic cardinal has started testifying at an australian inquiry in to child sects abuse. he was asked what he knew about abuses while he led the catholic church in australia. he spoke via video link from the vatican because he says he's too ill to appear in person. we have more from roam. >> reporter: taking the witness stand on the other side of the world. on sunday night, cardinal george pell answered questions by a session abuse commission in -- sex abuse commission in rome via a video link. he was a very priest and later the archbishop of nearby mel
torn from the 1970s to the 1990s where 10s of children or beused by priests. the commission wants to know whether he knew and why did don't do anything about it. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: pell said he was too unwell to travel to face the commission in person. a claim that sparked widespread outrage and a crowd funding campaign that raised more than $150,000 in a week to cover travel expenses to rome for 15 survivors. >> we are not here to intimidate him or anything but h he has to look on the our faces the ones who have been damaged by the clergy. >> i would love to see george pell stand up and say we got this wrong. we didn't handle this well. but we can do better now. we can help the victims now. >> reporter: at 11 years old, david was abused by his uncle, a priest who has since been convicted of 80 count of child abuse.
he was little first survivors to speak out in 1993. he says cardinal pell knew both him and his abuser. >> cardinal pell, well, he was bishop pell then, had been a family friend. i had known him since i was a child. and he was the bishop of where i was living, so i told him in the hope that he could help me in some way. he said to me, what will it take to keep you quiet? >> reporter: cardinal pell will give evidence once a day at least until wednesday. he is not facing criminal charges, but should the abuse commission rule he either ignore or protected abusers his position at vatican chief of economy could become unattainable. the former political arm of the i. r.a. could become the main opposition group in ireland's parliament. the leader jerry adams has won a seat in parliament and his party secured more than 15% of the vote. vote counting is continuing after friday's poll but a new
coalition of government is expected to feature the two highest polling parties that fine gael and fine fall. neave barker sent this update from dublin. >> reporter: it has been a bruising he for the outgoing coalition of fine gael and the ireland labor department. now difficult decision as wait the outgoing government if they want to polled holed to on power. do they stick together and team up with independence and smaller parties or doing something unthinkable before election takes place and fine gael team up with its arch rival fine fall. politically there isn't much separating two party, they share the same vision for the future of ireland and the future of the economy, one is sent left, one is center right. but their differences go way back, 90 years to the ireland civil war when they fought on different sides but mean believe now is the time to put a size these historic differences in the interest of economic and
political stability. it's an important year for the country. 100 years since the 1916 uprising against british colonial rule. never before has ireland wanted to show that it is in control of its political landscape and of its economy. when the irish parliament convenes here on march 10th, people here in this country are hoping to know exactly what the makeup of the government will be, but until then, the future of ireland hangs in the balance. still to come on the al jazeera news hour. >> make america great again. remember that. >> many thought dawned trump's presidential campaign wouldn't last. wwe will look at why he's gainig support across the united states. nigeria's government neighbors the hard sill to promote locally made goods, but some people aren't buying it. >> it's a good feeling for the president. >> excellent feeling. and gianni inning fan tina we forms his first job as the
♪ good to have you with us on the al jazeera news hour, i am elizabeth puranam in doha. these are our top stories. dozens of people have been killed in several attacks in iraq. suicide bombers struck a market in a mainly shia neighborhood of baghdad. the country's military has also been targeted in separate raids, isil says it's responsible. syrian opposition groups are warning that future talks to end the fighting have been jeopardized by violations of the currents ceasefire deal. it is the second day of an agreed pause in fighting. and despite some reports the violence all sides say they will continue to honor the deal. greece has warned the number of refugees inside the country could triple next month because its neighbors have imposed entry restrictions. refugees are pleading with police it let them cross back in macedonia. let's get more on syria you norm the united nations is preparing to deliver aid to
1.7 million people until hard to reach areas of the country. despite ongoing violence in some areas, the u.n. and other aid organizations say life-saving surprise will be delivered to 154,000 syrians in the next five days. the u.n. hopes the currents ceasefire will allow them to reach 17 besieged areas where thousands of people are trapped. despite the current pause in fighting across parts of syria, the humanitarian situation in the country's north continues to worsen, hundreds of displaced family who escaped the fighting are gathering along the turkish border. our correspondent gained exclusive access to the refugee camp near the crossing from where he sent this report. >> reporter: ihe feels like the world has abandoned him. he has had his home destroyed twice in the past five years the second time just a few weeks ago. >> translator: they bombed my home as we were trying to escape. they destroyed my car which had all my belongings in it: russia
says it's only bombing isil fighters in what the kremlin describes as terrorists in syria. i asked him why he believes his town was targeted? >> translator: there were no terrorists in our town. the russians were targeting civilians. they want to expel all the sunnis and arabs and pave the way for kurds and shia to move in. >> reporter: he is just one of 10s of thousands of people who have recently flooded toward the turkish boarder, they are now in this camp. but it's not equipped to accommodate all these people. there are only a handful of toilets for the 10s of thousands here, medicine is in short supply and there is no heating to combat the severe cold. the turkish aid agency i.h.h. who runs the camp with charities says it's doing its best the 100,000 loaves of bread and 20,000 hot meals are delivered every day they have provided 20,000 blanks et cetera and more than 3,000 tents but say much, much more is needed. >> unfortunately, the
international community, they are doing enough. which expected from them. hopefully after the ceasefire, which was recently signed by both sides it will encourage the international communities to provide the services for the refugees. >> reporter: the turkish and refugee aid agencies had set up tents to shelter of thousands of internally displaced the conditions here are dire to say the least. take a look at this, this is the drainage system. a couple of inches dug in to the ground if there is any sort of significant rainfall, all that have water will flood in to the tent not only add to this bitter cold, but also increasing the risk of the spread of disease across this camp. as we walk through the camp, we need her, she has come here on foot walking hundreds of kilometers together with her four children. two of them desperately need medical care and she fears for their lives. >> translator: where shall i go?
just tell me where? just put us in a place so we can die peacefully and we will. we don't even want to live anymore. he we just want to die peacefully. >> reporter: her cries are that of a mother whose children's lives are slipping away as she watchewatches helplessly but thy story is not unique, this woman shows mere her who children both disabled with mental illnesses they could you never their tents trying to stay pardon me. we are lucky to have found food and shelter. the cesc savings hostilities agreement has meant for for aid to reach all those in need across syria. the sheer devastation to people's lives and property makes it an almost impossible task. what is even more daunt to go think about is how or if all that's been destroyed will ever be rebuilt. al jazeera, northern syria. let's take to you los angeles now where the 88th academy a wards will begin in a
matter of hours. oscar night is the biggest night for hollywood film industry, but this year the event is being tainted by controversy over racial equality despite the debate, stars have come out in force on the red carpet. so have our i don't want end phil lavelle he's live for us from the red carpet in los angeles. and i guess, phil, the "the revenant" the word on everyone's lips is the big winner being talked about. >> reporter: well, you would hope so, wouldn't you. it has 12 nominations. it's got the most nominations "mad max fury road" has 10. "the re revenant" is the one everyone is talking about it at the baftas it scored best picture, director and actor. that's the feeling of what we are likely to see here. alejandro innin won best directr there he did last year here for
"birdman." that would be an makes achievement. leonardo dicaprio has never won an oscar before. the feeling is tonight it will be his night. >> and, phil, oscars of course, rarely without controversy and and no different this year, is it? >> reporter: yeah, there have been two big ones this year, first of all regarding the goody bags. these goody bags are given to celebrities who take part in the oscars and they have really big gifts in there. we are talking cars, mobile phones, holidays. this year the goody bag contained a trip to israel. and several prominent filmmakers have come out and said these celebrities should donate that trip to israel to palestinians. these goody bags not given out by the academy. they have not given out bags for years and the academy is a furious about this. accusing the group that gives out these goody bags of piggy piggybacking on the academy's talk it is, it has been mention ahead lot. alongside that we have the
diversity oscars so white hashtag that was born out of last year after the movie "selma." the five best actor nominees are all while the five best ago dress no nominees are all white. that has been talked about a lot this year, claiming the film industry in general is too white. when look at the makeup of the academy at last count it was 94% white, male over the age of 65. so that is is where that side of the argument is think cog from. but many people within the industry, including some of the academy members who i have spoken to this week have said it's not a case of racism there just haven't been good film it's just a coincidence. but more films need to be made to explore these issues. but some of the films you look "creed" that's a film about a black box, he it's the white guy, silvestrester stallone up for the art watch sim color why "straight out of compton." a film with white screen writers that will potentially win the awards.
a lot of age over the lack of diversity the academy for its part the boss has announced many measures to improve diversity which she says will be implemented and have an effect by 2020. but as for tonight, i think we'll see some hopefully not too many big surprises, the really interesting thing will be not tonight but next year to see whether or not the oscars are, quote, so white again. >> absolutely. phil, really looking forward to your coverage of the oscars, phil lavelle joining us live from los angeles there. staying in the u.s., and the race for the white house is entering a did he size decisiv. more than a dozen states are preparing to hold primaries on what is known as super tuesday and if the polls are correct, republican front runter 2k07b8d trumfront runner donaldtrump ise board. we take a look at the man who has dominate sewed far. >> reporter: in the battle ground state of virginia it doesn't take you long to find
someone with strong opinions about the presidential election. >> i think american voters are very angry about a lot of things. >> reporter: lena is a retired lawyer. now using a cafe as an office. at 62 years old, she has voted in a lot of elections but she doesn't remember anything quite like this one. mostly because donald trump is winning. >> i think he's a madman. >> make america great again. >> reporter: businessman donald trump zip 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. >> reporter: on john mccain. >> he's not a war hero. >> as a war hero. five and a half years. >> he is a war hero because epps captured i like people that weren't captured. >> reporter: and on his own campaign. >> i could stand in the middle of fifth avenue and shoot somebody and i wouldn't lose any voters, okay? >> reporter: very few people in washington predicted the rise of trump. and that could be in large part because unlike the rest of the country, the capital region wasn't impacted 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. >> reporter: at this cafe, she is surrounded by people who have started over after losing jobs and income to the recession. she is she says she understands why people are angry. >> i would like to punch him in the face till you want but she still doesn't understand how these are the candidates she has to choose. from including the party she belong to his the democrats. >> i am so frustrated. so frustrated that i have almost stopped speaking about it. i want to cry. i want to try ky for the choice that his americans are facing today. >> reporter: she doesn't know who she will vote for in the end but she's sure of one thing, donald trump will not be president of the united states. >> americans will come to their senses. we are not as stupid as that.
>> reporter: but they are angry and she's hoping after this campaign, washington finally realizes it. patty culhane, al jazeera, washington. to myanmar now where activists have held a rally against moves to allow the country's next president. hundreds have demonstrated against the proposed changes to the constitution. the current law bars anyone with foreign family members from being leader. her late husband and two sons are british. her national league for democracy party which won a landslide election in november wants the law changed. peru has declared an emergency three weeks after its main oil pipeline burst. 3,000-barrels of oil have polluted two rivers, affect being thousands of people from indigenous communities who rely on the rivers for food and water. john hulman has more from the river in the peruvian amazon. >> reporter: the scene behind
from the amazon ring none peru would look pretty eye dial i can if you don't know about 3,000-barrels of crude oil had spilt in to this river from a burst pipeline. this river really is at the center of various communities of inning doubling us people which live on its banks. and they use the river to bathe, to wash their clothes, and to catch the fish which form a major part of their diet. so when the oil spilt in to this river it really affected the very center points of their existence. and at the moment they are eating vernal tales, we have been talking to various of them, and wait for this government to see what it can off tore try to resolve this problem. of course it was a state company, a state oil company whose pipeline burst and whose oil spilt in to river called pet roapetrol peru. now the government is declaring state of emergency saying they
can't use the river and trying to sort out medical attention to meme who need it. this is not the first time this has happened. 20 spills in the last five years have been registered so in the 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 surprise and environment may have been severely affected won't be known for quite a while yet. to nigeria now where the government has launched a campaign to encourage people to buy locally made goods to boost the economy. but as this report says not everyone is convinced that it's a good move. >> you can make them in to leather slippers. >> reporter: this schumacher supports the government's campaign to get people to buy goods made in nigeria. he'll make several players of shoes out of this piece of face skin leather. but he will only be able to sell them for about $30 each.
says if the leather was imported he could sell them for hundreds but because some nigh year vinnies have a bias against homemade goods and prefer imports he has to sale cheaply. >> if people don't like buying nigeria goods. it's nothing but they feel those made in nigeria are not superior, i feel they have a very wrong notion towards. >> reporter: such attitudes towards local goods may affect the government's campaign it's already place a ban on the importation of more than 40 ideas and restrictions on access to foreign currency but some say neither have worked to improve the economy in the face of falling oil revenue. this senator is leading the campaign. >> the leaders of nigeria are the greatest consumers of foreign goods and services in this country. the leaders of nigeria all they care about is gucci bag, rolex watch, trip to dubai, houses
abroad. so i am saying to them eat nigeria food, help the farmers grow nigerian products, do whatever talk sustain your economy otherwise we are going to collapse. >> reporter: but critics of the government's campaign say getting people to buy goods only made in nigeria won't solve the economic crisis, they argue that with nearly 70% of people living below the poverty line, most people don't have the money for consumer goods anyway. and that the real solution is diversifying the economy away from its over dependence on oil. and there are other challenges facing promoting goods made in nigeria. >> electricity is not available. most of the factories are generate getting their own electricity. roads are not there to convey these goods, so the cost of moving from industries to the markets is expensive. >> reporter: the government says it's working to reduce its oil
dependency and improve things for business men like this. who remain optimistic buying nigerian goods can improve the economy. eye von, al jazeera, nigeria. still to come on the news hour, we take a look at the first move friday colombia to be nominated for an oscar. and and nba sports barcelona extends their unbeaten record by exacting revenge on the team that last beat them.
>> reporter: riding a horse is strengthening the muscles in miguel's back. the venezuelan boy has cerebral pals and i is getting long-term instrument at this hospital. two strokes brought franklin here all the way from ghana. he says in almost three months he has made great strides regaining his mobility. so far he's paid $10,000 for day in and day out physical, speech and, occupational therapy. >> we find that cuba has the best value. they have maximized the usage. >> reporter: this sits on 17 sleepy hectares. the staff likes to think of it
as a hospital and a thole. in its almost 20 years of operation, 52,000 people have come here to heal. primarily from canada, china, and europe. people are not coming for state of the art are art street. the u.s. embargo on cuba has made it hard for them to get equipment and medicine. and it has hurt theirbility to market specifically to the united states. but with ties expanding between the countries the cuban government has reason to feel optimistic. >> translator: with this very important market which is the u.s., we can design a series of medical programs for them. >> reporter: we came across this group of americans touring the hospital. >> we just wanted to know about it. and to see what was being done in cuba for myself. and to understand it rather than making assumptions about it.
>> reporter: whether there is an untapped american market remains to be seen. in the meantime, people such as miguel and franklin may be the best advertisement for cuba's medical tourism industry. the hope is both will soon walk out of here on their own. that tarp a ghoneim, al jazeera, havana, cuba. to india now where a rogue elephant has gone on a rampage at a festival in the south. the animal destroyed 27 cars after breaking free from a group of elephants at a individual. two tamers tried unsuccessfully to calm it down. but despite the damage caused. no one was injured. times for the sports news now, robin. >> thank you very much, elizabeth. hello there. manchester city have acquired the year's first bit of silver way, being crowned english league company champions. the final through the extra period it went down to
penalties. man city's deputy goalkeeper willie caballero was the star of the show. the argentine was chosen ahead of regular goalie joe hart pulled off three spectacular saved and city's name will be inning described on the trophy and their second league cup crown in three years, disappointment for liverpool, their only success in this competition was back in 2012. >> yeah, very disappointing. especially with losing on penalties, but someone has to win unfortunately it wasn't us. but i feel we can live your heads held high. as i said before, in an interview a minute ago before the goal we said we needed to leave everything on the field and i feel as though did he have at that timely did that. and you can't ask for anything more, we gave everything that we had and on another day we will stkpwhr*eupb win.
>> watch the penalty. [ inaudible ] coach and i tried to do good decisions and fortunately god helped me a lot because it was a really good match for me. >> it was a good day for the other team from manchester as well. united beating arsenal 3-2 in the premier league. 18-year-old mash us rashford who impressed midweek in the our on end a league scoring two goals in united and the manager providing the comedy in the second happ half louis van gaal throwing himself down. >> no, i have apologize today the referee and linemen and everything is solved i hope. and i have to control my emotion. i say also to my players. >> the regret is that we having so much the ball, we got three goals and it's difficult to win
after that again. >> in sunday' other premiere league game, tottenham recovered from a goal down against swansea. to ventur eventually win 2-1, ci scoring with two minutes left before danny rose secured the victory for spurs. >> all the player happy, very pleased for the performance, satisfied for the effort. and, but, no, too much because they know that it was a big game. >> all right, so, this is how the premier league table looks at the moment. leicester city continue to lead the way with 56 points. the two ahead of tottenham in second. arsenal on five points adrift of the leaders manchester city sit fourth, they have still got a game in hand, though. barcelona have now gone 34 games unbeaten in all competitions. that equals a spanish record. 2-1 winners in la liga other sunday the catalans coming from behind against the team that last beat them.
savilla. a brit went free wick from messi followed up by a strike from garrard pique, his first la liga goal. that result was the one that kept the buffer at the top of the table at 8 points for barca from the table shaoeurbg. atletico the next best team they are eight behind in second. real madrid four points off them. gee be i inning fan teen ho asper form his first act as the new fifa president dead dedicating a football me assume. >> reporter: is it a good feeling to be the president? >> excellent. >> he was elect odd friday and inaugurated a building celebrating the past but the future is still very much on his mind and he is conscious of the hughes task affidavit him if he's to restore fifa's reputation as it continues to face a corruption investigation. >> we have to look forward. the form have been approved. you have to start as of now to live the reforms, as of now and for the future there will be no
issues anymore and that's for the past of course. we have to make sure that we couldn't fully with all the authorities to make sure that everything comes out if something has happens. the great britain team has taken the honors at the first america's cup sailing vents of the year. this is recognized as the oldest trophy in international sport it's been held in the middle east for the first time over the last two days. it wasn't all smooth saning for ben ainslie's team off the coast of muscat. but they did enough to take the overall victory. a fractured knee hasn't stopped lindsay von fo von in te for the 15's cup. she compete the just a day after the injury. peter secured the ski jump world cup overall title. with an impressive six events remaining his two jumps in sunday are enough for him to beat the other title contender. that is your sport think
back to elizabeth. >> thank you very much, robin. now let's get more on the oscars and for the first time a film from colombia has been nominated for an award. "embrace offer is pent" is competing in the best foreign picture category. we have more from bogota. >> reporter: filmed deep in the jungle "embrace of the serpent" tells the story of two parallel expeditions down the amazon river third years apart. it's a mesmerizing tribute to the lost cultures of colombian amazon, ravaged by western colonialism. >> i feel that the film has struck a cord with audiences world wise because it's a -- people some people are getting tired the modern society and looking for different ways to live. and many people are on a spiritual search and to be reminded of the knowledge of the traditional cultures is something that people respond to en those as identically. >> reporter: a response that brought international recognition.
first t at the canneses film vet al and then witfestival and ther nomination the first stprofr a colombian film. >> it's a coming of age for cloccolombian cinema and we are blood to be a part of it. -- glad to be a part of. >> reporter: er is pent didn't appear in a vacuum. films like land "and shade" juan at kansa cannes. show signs of rear is generals that had considered to be dead in the '70s an awakening which many a trib toot to a decade old filming law starting to bear fruit. >> we created a film development fund from ticket sales and profits of distributors and producers. it's an indirect taxation which means we don't depend on the national budget nor the political will of who is in power. it's helped three productions here become 36. >> reporter: film critics and
industry insiders agree that 2015 has been the best year ever in the history of colombian cinema. but while there are many reasons for celebrate, one important component is still missing, a strong national audience. while theaters' attendance has doubled in last five year old only 5% of the revenue goes to colombian films. >> we need the support from the government and the audience to be sustained in order for this to grow. and to sustain itself in time. so hopefully it's the start of a new -- of the first golden age of colombian cinema. >> reporter: one showing the promise i've country rife with great story to his tell. filling a search of audience at home ready to fully fall in love this them. al jazeera, bogota. and that does it for the al jazeera news hour. but i am back in just a few minutes with another full news bullpen, thank you for watching.
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