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>> this is al jazeera. >> holm there i'm barbara serra. this is the newshour, from doha. thank you for joining us. coming up in the next 60 minutes. scuffles and tear gas on the greek mast toanian border as refugees try to break through the fence. despite sporadic fighting in syria a u.n. aid convoy reaches a besieged town during the shaky
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ceasefire. and. >> leonardo dicaprio. >> he finally wins an oscar. starbucks announces plans to move into its most challenging market yet: at&t. >> and i'm farrahis farrahist b. farrahist e-mail. farrah ismael. later on in sports. >> mast zonian police have fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of refugees and mieg rajts who migo stormed border with greece, cutting the number of people reaching northern europe. fences have already been put up in these places to try ostem the flow arriving from turkey but
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austria's recent decision to limit the number that it lets in every day has sparked a domino effect right through balkans. these countries are also allowing only a certain number to enter their borders each day and that threatens to turn greece into a huge refugee camp. at least 22,000 have been stranded in that place in the last week. on the border with macedonia where we saw those scuffles a little earlier. hoda abdel hamid is there for us earlier. hoda what is the situation there now? >> reporter: things have settledown and certainly the tension that we saw earlier in the day has called down. it is nighttime. a lot of families are in their tents. some people are queuing at the various food points to get a hot meal if they can. the amount of people makes it they wait for quite a time for that.
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but you also see along the road, coming here towards this camp, more and more people marching. the situation is certainly calmer. have that still emotional anxiety among the refugees everybody asking all the time when is this border going to open? is the border going to open? and certainly they are worried that maybe they don't have the -- the required documents to continue through the balkan routes, a stark contrast to the tension that was here earlier in the day. impatient and exhausted. they first march towards the railway gate along the water. demanding once again to be let through. but soon things got out of scroll. some refugees managed to tear down part of the fence. others hurl stones at macedonian forces on the odor side of the
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fence. they responded with tear gas. but rumor had spread around the camp that the border had opened. hundreds of refugees ran towards the fence. this woman and her children were sitting around the tent when the rumor reached them. >> translator: like everyone else we ran towards the gate. people shouting, open the borders. i couldn't see further up but then they fired tears. tear gas. there is no need for violence, we have to be patient and slowly, slowly, everyone will get in. >> reporter: but it was in vain, macedonian forces had pushed everyone back and brought the situation under control. it was a disaster in the make, some have been stranded here,
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for over ten days. the concern over refugees is overwhelming, emotions are running high. amin and her family arrived a day ago. they walked for hours to reach here after greek authorities stopped busing refugees to the border to control the evergrowing bottleneck. >> there is no feeling. there is no humanity in the group, finished. >> like many others, she wonders what will happen next. some of the protesting rfqs are still refusing to move back from the fence. >> all the people they ask not, they said that there are no set backs we won't step back we want to be here, without food, without water wp we don'. we don't need anything just to open the borders. >> reporter: but most refugees return to their tents, even more worried that europe will tighten
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its frontiers even further. well i guess one of the main issues for refugees is to know when the border will open. and also most of them seem to think that macedonia is the problem. they are getting very little information because they are here and they don't understand really the domino effect that has gone down the balkan route ever since austria has taken its decision. now a lot of people are making their way to here, in domeni as we speak simply because they are hearing rumors that maybe the borders will close permanently and they want to be here sooner rather than later. this is obviously causing a lot of problems on the ground. we saw earlier the tensions that flared up. that could happen easily again with the amount of anxiety in the air. joining me to talk about all this is a representative of doctors without borders. also known as msf.
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jemma, we saw pretty dramatic incidents firing up. be greek police firing into be macedonian territory. how bad was it really? >> for us it was bad. in addition to people protesting, there are families including children, waiting at the border to cross legitimately, we treated 22 people in total, for respiratory problems and sickness directly as a result of the tear gas including nine children. some people were even brought to our clinic unconscience becausee they had inhaled so much of it. >> an estimated 7,000, today an estimated 8,000 but actually nobody really knows how many people. do you have an estimate at least of how many children and women are here? >> no. but if we can base the on the
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average arrivals that arrived here in greece in february, 52% are women and children and 40% of people here at least are children. >> okay and i see very long queues for food but i also see people going around asking for tents, for milk foyer their children. do you have enough resources to deal with this in this ever growing number? >> i think it's important to note that this camp is meant to house around 2,000 people, and now it's 8,000 people. we have on a normal day enough food water shelter et cetera. but people keep arriving, we keep bringing more tents, more blankets, it constantly feels like it's not enough because people keep coming. the crossing is so slow at the border, each night 300 people have only crossed each evening so it is not anything that can be easted at this station of
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idomeni. >> asking you if you have any information, are what are the restrictions at the border? >> for me it's as much a crisis of information and humanitarian issue. they don't understand what the new restrictions are, they don't understand what documents they need. as well lots of these syrians and iraqis were here a week ago when the restrictions were put in place for afghanis. at any point they could wake up and say syrians and iraqis have be restrictions either. there is a desperation to get over before the border permanently close, which is the rumor that is going around in the camp. i'm sure you've heard it as well, i'm sure you have seen the conditions. being here for ten or 12 days can't be nice. >> as she was saying, people
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have been here ten or 12 days and they don't know how long it will take. if you do the simple math there are an estimate8,000 already here. many more make their way because we do know that greek authorities have tried to take them to reception centers in various areas of northern greece but they don't want to stay there. once there the bus drops them, they immediately start walking towards this area. if only 300 go through per day that would mean that it would take at least two months for the 8,000 who are already here to cross. so certainly a huge challenge for the greek authorities. >> it is indeed, hoda abdel hamid, hoda, thank you. and to follow along from what hoda has been saying, greece says it's unable to handle the increasing crisis. from athens, mohammad adow reports. >> still they keep coming, 1800
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refugees arrived on monday morning. there is no one to welcome them. no one to stop them, either. >> translator: we face a lot of difficulties on the ways here. now that we are here, we want to cross to macedonia. but we don't know how to do that. >> the port's passenger terminal is now a temporary shelter for refugees. most of them are from syria, iraq and afghanistan. everyone here has the same objective to get out of greece as fast as they possibly can. not much leaving over the mast zonian border. greek officials say they want to ease the life there. travel north to other countries in europe. these area are from the sinjar area of northern iraq. a member of the is yazidi minority, beheadbodies and mass
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graves. >> translator: our homes in sinjar have been destroyed. our friends, sons and daughters were slaughtered pnl mass terrorists now sit in our homes. >> capital including victoria square has been turned into a temporary refugee camp. most are from afghanistan. they are no longer permitted to cross the border. >> translator: countries they are not allowed to cross borders. they are feeling sad and kind of hopeless. >> reporter: for now these victims of war and failed governments wait. their struggle to find new place to call home is paused they say but not over. every day they remain in greece they stay beyond a welcome they never had. mohammad adow, al jazeera,
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athens. >> the french authorities have started dismantling part of the camp used in calais by hundreds of refugees and migrants. opposing the demolition of the camp which is known as the jungle. several tents were set alight by anarchists. they have been moved to nearby shipping containers. anltand 93 syrian refugees have arrived in rome, hopefully the scheme can be a model for other nations to copy. coming up in this newshour, why a symbolic funeral was held in gaza for a palestinian man who died in suspicious circumstances in bulgaria, how the zika virus has opened the abortion debate in deeply catholic brazil.
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and a long tie away from this goal. but first, a suicide bomber has blown himself up in iraq. in the even province of diallah. the iraqis said they had recaptured this area so away do you think of the attack northbound diyalla? >> just liberated from the islamic state a month ago.
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the message is clear, yes we are behind that we are coming back and are not defeeted at all yet. >> almost in the background that things had gotten a little bit quieter in iraq when it comes to islamic state. is this the end you think? >> from the be liberation of ramadi, from the islamic state, it seems the islamic state is under tremendous military pressure and trying to react, saying we're still alive and kick again, so they choose disiediyalla, in particular, inr to kill four leaders, tribal leaders of the city, to say that we are going to take revenge. >> i guess looking especially at the target which is the funeral hall, it does raise questions considering the people that were present about security, to keep -- if they can keep this funeral place.
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>> and the prime minister and the pressure from police department from muqtada al-sadr, a religious leader, he asked his supporters who are millions to demonstrate in baghdad against the corruption of the government against actually the abilities of the government to face terrorism, to root out troorm tm to defeat islamic. so i believe the military sit down for the abadi government will add a lot of pressure to its co-existence to other sunni groups in the north of iraq. the other important things, this actual attack, suicidal astack coincide with the preparation to liberate mosul from the islamic state. it seems the iraqi government is
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not capable of mobilizing the sunni groups to take back from the islamic state. it is raising a lot of question marks about the real efforts i mean the efficiency of the iraqi army to first counter terrorism, second, to actually kick out the islamic state from mosul and other cities in iraq. >> be editor in chief of el rayun, thank you very much for joining us. >> welcome. >> warning people living downstream from the mosul dam to be ready to evacuate. there is a worry of collapse, with no warning, killing 1.5 iraqis living along the tigris river. mosul is under the control much i.s.i.l. but the dam was recaptured by iraqi informs in
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august 2014. a u.n. aid convoy has reached one of several besieged towns in syria. dozens of trucks have arrived near the syrian capital, the u.n. is trying to reach 154,000 syrians in five days during the partial truce brokered by the u.s. and russia which came into force on saturday. well despite the pause in fighting the government is reported to have taken territory east of dplasks and ai damascuss in homs and idlib. saying they have attacked several rebel held area held a. in a letter to ban ki-moon, opposition says make knowledge
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unaccountable. urgent meeting. >> translator: we have received indications that attacks including baier have been continuing against zones controlled by moderate opposition. all this needs to be verified. france has demanded that the task force charged with overseeing the cessation of hostilities meet without delay. >> al jazeera's omar al saleh joins us. many blaming the other for violation of the ceasefire. is there spill one holding-stile holding? >> my own account an hour-on
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account each day of the truce including today, there have been about 60 or even more than 60 violations. and this is based on the reports we are getting from all the sides from the opposition from the russians and also from the syrian government. when you compare all of that barbara to the levels of violence prior to the truce, it has dramatically decreased. so that's why probably you hear from the u.n. security general -- u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon saying the truce in syria is largely holding. but what's worrying, barbara, a senior member of the syrians opposition is warning that if these violations continue then the entire truce processing or the cessation of hostility disagreement could really collapse. >> and of course, while it's been holding though it last been useful in trying to get aid to the thousands of people that desperately need it.
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how successful has it been, and how much longer does it have to last before significant aid to be delivered? >> well, as far as the u.n. is concerned, they want to deliver aid during the cessation of hostility. this agreement and even after it, because they say they have -- they need to deliver aid to a lot of big number of people. today, the u.n. managed to send or deliver about 52 trucks loaded with different food items and other aid to the area of moabmaia, and prior to the truce when it started. i remember on the 24th. however, the u.n. also is expecting or waiting for the approval from the syrian side of about 40 requests going to a number of areas.
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and they describe these areas as the hardest hit and they are besieged areas. what's interesting also barbara is there is an area called darea and that area has been under siege for years now according to activists, and sits right near moabamia. to get access to one or the other i think is a number of reasons, depending on first getting approval from the syrian government. second, getting approval or trying to secure a safe pass to areas who are under control of the rebel groups. >> mohammed al saleh, omar, thank you. a symbolic funeral has been held in gaza for a palestinian man who died in be suspicious circumstances in bulgaria on friday. prosecutors are investigating whether he was pushed or whether
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he fell from a high floor. bernard smith reports. >> reporter: in gaza a funeral without a body, staged by members of the markist popular front for the liberation of palestine. it is for omar al naef, whoen died at the bulgarian embassy on friday. he was jailed for his part in the murder of an ultraorthodox student. his widow are convinced that israeli security has finally caught up with her husband. >> translator: they told him that although he was inside the embassy they can't protect him. they were urging him to go and leave the embassy. >> reporter: al naef had been hiding in the embassy after bulgarian authorities tried to detain him following an
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extradition request from israel. security staff came to the mission saying a bomb had been planted and checked the building including where el naef stayed. >> translator: israel is responsible for what happened. the palestine jan embassy is responsible for not protecting him. the embassy didn't do anything to relieve the pressure on omar. >> omar al na efertionf' naef'sd in the bulgarian embassy backyard. israel's foreign ministry says it's looking into what happened. al naef's home is in the occupied west bank. blaming the palestinian authorities for not taking care of omar. mikbe mahmoud abbasmahmoud abbak
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into the matter. from the capital juba anna cavel reports. >> too often in the obstetrical wing women die from lack of blood. >> if she doesn't get blood she will eventually suffer heart failure and die. >> joyce's mother was willing to donate and wasn't a match. her father was a match, refused to give her his blood. be the hospital couldn't help either. >> there are only nine units of blood and all be designated for specific patients. they haven't received any blood for over a month now. >> reporter: a lack of understanding about blood transfusions often prevents people from donating even from
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the same family. joyce is far from an isolated case. in the maternity ward, this woman was in desperate need ever blood but her family wouldn't donate. >> they some are fearing screeningfearingscreening, theye known all right? their bloou blood status. some feel if the blood is taken from them they may develop diseases and all this. >> until cultural attitudes around donating blood change giving birth in south sudan will continue to be a great risk. >> still to come this hour. >> i never should have allowed myself -- >> a teeferl apology fro tearfur stealing a poster.
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>> why politicians have been giving speeches for seven days straight in south korea. and changing the face of football in china.
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>> welcome back, here's a reminder of the top stories on al jazeera. macedonian police have fired tear gas and stun grenades, at migrants because of unrest in the balkan states. syria's cessation of hostilities continue to emerge, telling the u.n. that further breaches would make new talks unattainable. and u.n. aid workers with food and medical supplies are trying to reach 154,000 syrians in besieged towns in five days. now some syrian refugees living in jordan are given chance to work legally.$2 billion plan to fund work permits for syrians to
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deter them from trying to get to europe. but as jane arraf reports from aman, there are still some serious obstacles. >> mohammed is in damascus. worked in the ice cream business since he was 14. when fighting started and syria's most famous chain of ice cream parlors came to jordan, ie came to jordan too. jordanians would drive to damascus for the day just for ice cream. the chain is opening two more branches in oman. under jordanian law there is a limit how many syrians they can hire. >> translator: we've had a lot of problems with labor inspectors, they come and take workers away if they do not have permits. that's why we make sure we do everything legally. >> reporter: under the deal with jordan, they are to make
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available 200,000 more work permits over the next few years. the donors would pay most of the costs. 100,000 syrians are believed to be working in jordan, 40% of them in construction. without work permits they have no legal protection. they work longer hours than jordanians. addressing those issues, it could help thousands of syrians to support themselves in jordan without leaving for europe. permits mostly in construction and low skilled sectors, meant to be accompanied by an important change to the jordanian regulations. right now only syrians who enter the country through official border crossings are allowed to work in jordan. that means most refugees are not eligible. the proposed amendment would lift those restrictions. the professionals would still be out of luck.
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>> doctors engineers dentists and others, it is close sectors here in jordan, syrians cannot work in those sectors because owner jordanians are supposed to work in those sectors. so this is why you can see those who emigrate to europe are from this middle class. >> reporter: if this deal with foreign donors goes through, better educated refugees are likely to continue to look to europe for opportunities as the war in their home country drags on. javier, al jazeera, a aman. >> be traumatized feeling their child may be born with birth defects, there is an option to
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terminate their pregnancy but the lat situation is unachievable for those deeply catholic. marga ortigas has the report. >> this child was born with an unusually small head. zika virus is very widespread. >> it is very hard to take care of a child like this. my other children were perfect, not born with any problems. >> reporter: even if it had been known earlier, women known as lourdes do not have the option to terminate their pregnancy. under brazilian law abortion is only permitted in terms of rape, when the mother i's life is at risk, or when the child is
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missing most of its brain. the institute of bioethics a women's rights groups will be petitioning the supreme court not just to make abortion available to all women but also to grant women more information to deal with reproductive health. the group wants better social policies to support children and those who care for them. it is abortion for all part of the petition that has upsaid many in this deeply catholic country. brazil is the most populace catholic country in the world and christian teachings are very much a part of everyday life. even evangelicals say the fears around zika are being exploited. abortion is unacceptable. >> translator: it really is selection. part of human life is having people with difficulties, be it with their movements, their thought or social behavior. society seems to have great difficulty accepting people with limitations.
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>> reporter: for women's rights groups this debate isn't about zika or abortion but a telecommunications of a difficult social reality that brazil doesn't want to deal with. >> the situation is not new, has been aggravated. it has to do with inequality, it has to did with women's rights, it has to do with social production for disabled children and their care tears, there are stayers.-- caretakers. we have to deal with all of it. >> reporter: many people feel there's not talking that has been done. lourdes says she wouldn't have chosen to had an abortion even if it was legal. what she would like is more support and a solution to deeper social issues that can no longer lie dor mantle. lie dormant. marga ortigas, al jazeera.
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muntas cadre shot a form he governor in 2011. the execution has triggered protests in several cities, including the capital islamabad. be cadre who reportedly shot the governor because he spoke out against the country's blasphemy laws. the indian government is ramping up its attempts to win back rural voters make farmers the poor and the vulnerable the focus of its new budget. among the measures the finance minister unveiled a pledge that all villages will have electricity in just over two years' time. $16 billion will be spent on outlying areas, be india's farmerrers have been hit hard by a two year drought and india's government will provide money for loans.
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a student from the united states has given a teeferl spo l apology. it's the first public appearance by 21-year-old otto warren buyer since his arrest on the 21st of january. confessed to what they call severe crimes against the state. says he took the banner from his hotel as a souvenir but the north korean government has accused him of passively working for the u.s. government. south korean capital seoul in a record breaking session, seven days of a filibuster, that's a deliberate delaying tactic against the government backed antiterrorism law. harry fawcett explains. >> reporter: this is incredibly unusual, nothing has happened since 1969. the reason it's happening now is
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essentially two fold. this is an incredibly contentious piece, something the opposition is entirety opposed to congress ininto legislation in this country and secondly the speaker of the facial assembly y has decided it's been languishing for too long, and it's time to bring it to a vote. the reason the national intelligence thinks it should come forward, the recent north korean rocket test, and the opposition, el nusra al qaeda, and it would allow phones tapped and bank records accessed by the government. and so the opposition says it's simply going to talk this out until the end of the current session on march the 10th, if the government if the rule party
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then wans to enforce it, it can do so by calling a new plenary session of the national assembly and forcing a vote immediately at that stage. >> a drought caused by the weather phenomenon el of e phen. step vaessen reports. >> this farm he tried to plant three times this year, most plants died because of a lack of water. planting season was delayed because monsoon rains started two months late. >> translator: this year rain only fell a couple of times. sometimes rain are heavy but sometimes only drizzle and sometimes, only cloudy and there's no rain at all. >> reporter: the weather phenomenon el nino which is predicted to reach its peak this month has badly affected monsoon
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rains in the asia pacific. in many parts of indonesia rice har investigations are predicted to fail because rice farms have been unable to plant. people have been waiting for rain for two months now but even this won't be enough to save their crops. their corn plants should have been this high by now and food stocks are running low. this is all the corn that they have left from last year's harvest. meals have already been cut back and they're hungry. >> translator: i'm worried about the coming months. worried that we will be really hungry because of this drought. >> reporter: the government says food stocks are still sufficient but experts are having doubts. >> translator: the government should closely watch food stocks right now and make sure that all the data is complete. and if necessary, they should start handing out food supplies. they don't need to make a big deal about this but just start handing out food where it's
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needed immediately. >> the governor of west timor has asked for help. also welcomed international associations to assist if the situation worsens. they only can hope help will arrive soon. step vaessen, al jazeera, west timor. the coffee chain starbucks taking its multinational coffee brand to italy. starbucks has 23,000 cafes in 67 different countries but has stayed out of the italian market. plans to open its first coffee house in milan next year. for more on this let's speak to a man no knows all about italians and their coffee. francisco, creacte famous for hs
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program. thank you so much for joining us on al jazeera. starbucks have obviously thought about this for quite a while. what do you think, is it going to be asuccess, will italians go for starbucks? >> honestly i'm so happy that starbucks finally come in the mother of espresso. italy. i think it can be very successful because italy, it's ready to discover a new thing about coffee. because for many years, the coffee was a product of the '50s age, '60s age. now we need to improve, to do something different. starbucks can do that, introduce new things about coffee. >> do you think a good thing to introduce is for example the frappuchino? >> the espresso culture is very
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strong in italy. but the new generation is more ready for that. the new generation, they travel a lot. so they already know frappuccino. they already know my personal experience about filtered coffee, black coffee. some years ago in italy, the filtered coffee was considered like dirty water. right now in my store we serve filtered coffee every day to many customers. so i think coffee is so beautiful product, we should discover in every different kind of beverage. >> what's interesting is that starbucks actually got its idea many years ago after having been to italy. so they saw the bars there where coffees were served and then got the idea for starbucks. a little bit funny that they have kind of gone full circle. >> yeah, i think they will close the circle. so it's very interesting thing. and i'm sure the problem that
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suffered starbucks for many years is the price of coffee in italy. because the price of italy of coffee is very low. it's like a rule, we have to sell the coffee one -- >> oh no, we've lost the skype! oh -- >> not more. >> oh unfortunately we're going to have to leave it there such a change, frances coe, italian many chf. champion. i was going to ask him, finance four euros will be overcome the issue, thank you mr. sanopo. trump has refused to publicly denounce a well-known white supremacist who appeared to endorse his candidacy.
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ku klux klan leader david duke said a vote against trump was, quote, treason. super tuesday is a day that is vital in the race for the white house. ton republican side donald trump is leading the pack with 81 delegates so far. leaving his nearest rivals far behind. there are five candidates still in the race and more than 55% of delegates are still up for grabs on tuesday. it is a similar situation on the democratic side. hillary clinton last a clear lead over her rival with 543 delegates and looked set to win in most states. around 880 delegates will be awarded on super tuesday about a third of the sexual needed for nomination. turning to the oscars now, a film based on a group of journalists who exposed a ridge of pedophile priests.
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the spotlight, won best film. be leonardo dicaprio won for best actor. >> and the oscar goes to leonardo dicaprio. >> good things come to those who wait, and leonardo dicaprio waited and there was to be his night at last. >> making the revenant, a world we collectively found in 2015 as the hottest year in recorded history. >> reporter: in fact the revenant took another large award too. >> leonard inarritu. >> but no hat-trick for his film.
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that's why. >> spotlight. >> this movie had been muted as best picture, it was a contender. but not the favorite. when it comes to best actress, brie larson was the hot favorite after all. she wasn't surprised. >> thank you to all of you who saw it. >> mad max fury road was also a big win are. six oscars for this movie. all eyes were on the host, chris rock, the accusations of racism at the academy not far from everyone's mind. a subject he was to touch on and not in a subtle way. after the nominations in the major categories were announced and they were all white. chris rock did not are
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disappoint. >> i counted at least 15 black people on that montage. >> that issue of a lack of diversity really overshadowing things. the big question now is the oscars as the film industry enters that period of soul searching. the hashtag, oscars so white, be necessary? phil lavelle, al jazeera, hollywood. unexnd backed a candidate who campaigned for greater democracy and currently facing rioting charges. the election followed violent protests highlighting conflicts with the chinese government. yong demonstrated and campaigned for electoral change. still lady on the newshour, sharp exit for this nascar driver. bferrafarrah will be here.
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and why this launch had to be abandoned just seconds after liftoff. v
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>> okay now here is farrah with all the sport. >> thank you so much barbara. gianni infantino, organized a game involving some of
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football's all time greats to mark his first day of work at fifa's headquarters in switzerland. fifa is still the subject of criminal investigation, while sepp blatter has been banned from all football activities due the ethics breaches. >> i was elected on friday to be the president of the fifa, to be the leader, the leader is setting a tone. the leader will have to do some be work, it is not a dictatorship, i convinced the congress to vote for me, i be have to convince all those i need to convince to implement the forms and to develop football in the right way. >> fifa needs huge change of government. of leadership, so that happens now. in charge of the person to support. so i'm really happy with that.
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>> former unit uni hunis has been released from prison early for tax evasion. found guilty of hiding more than $30 million of assets. the 1974 world cup winner served half his three and a half year sentence and has already been back working with barnes youth teem during periods of day release. the chinese superleague season begins on friday with a flurry of high cost new signings set to make their debuts. the aptly named china fortune has been showing off their new lineup, including their influence striker. earning half a million a week making him one of the highest players in the world. ivory coast international has also joined the team. >> translator: i think the club's development plan
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interested me. this is main reason i jordan herve on top of financial reasons. i'm also very fascinated about chinese culture. i think playing here will be very interesting and challenging. that's why i came here. >> tom brady said in october that he wants to play in the nfl for another decade. the new england patriots are giving him another two years at least. the star quarterback agreed on a contract extension that will keep him with the club until 2019. that means he'll be in a patriots uniform until he is 42 years old. brady is a four time super bowl champion. the nba conference leading cleveland cavaliers, suffered a loss at the hands of washington wizards, on sunday, it was the
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pistons who took control in the third quarter of the game, netted 37 points on their way to a season high team shooting percentage of 58%. that went on to win 114 to 101 and are now tied with chicago for eighth and final playoff spot in the east. pakistan averages cricketers have bounced back. the form he t-20 world champions beat the uae earlier. to overhaul the emratei emirati. since the start of this year the long brim handled putter
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scott has favored has been outlawed. scott's third tournament since the rule change and won by a single shot from sergio garcia. >> good for everybody who likes talking about it absolutely and therefore good for me because maybe we don't have to go over it too much anymore. but again it just reassures me i'm on the right track with the things i'm doing. >> and onascar driver had to make an unexpected exit during a race at atlanta's motor speedway on sunday. eric amarola getting the worse of a four car be smash. jimmy johnson won, and has equaled dale earnhart.
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barbara back to you. >> it was over, finally, before it began. >> three two one zero. >> the u.s. rocket company spacex had to cancel its planned launch just moments before liftoff. the 23 story rocket had ignited its engines and blast off when on board computers had aborted the mission. the launch because scrubbed due to various technical issues. meanwhile, china is expected to seen send a second is taij rt into orbit, the announcement is part of president xi jinping's announcement to become the world's next space power. lauren taylor is going to be here in just a moment for more,
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>> scuffles around tear gas on the greek-masmacedonian border s refugees try to break through the fence. i'm lauren taylor, this is al jazeera live from london. also coming up: despite sporadic fighting, the u.n. uses syria's shake y ceasefire to step up aid deliveries. and. >> i never should have allowed myself -- >> a

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