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despair and anger along greece's boarder with macedonia. refugees tear down a fence as they are tear gassed by the police hello, i'm darren jordon in doha with the world news. new concerns that a ceasefire in syria could collapse, following a series of violations the u.s. presidential hopefuls step up their campaigns ahead of super-tuesday. and setting a new record in orbit. an american and a russian head
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back to earth after 340 days on the international space station thousands of refugees trying to get to western europe are stranded because of boarder controls in the ball can states. at the crease boarder with macedonia tensions rose as police fired tear gas and stun grenades to stop refugees tearing down fences that divided the countries. >> reporter: impatient and exhausted. they marched to the railway gate along the boarder, demanding to be let through. soon, things got out of control. some refugees managed to tear down part of the fence. others hurled stones at macedonian forces on the other side of the fence.
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they responded with tear gas. but rumour has spread around the camp that the boarder had opened. hundreds of refugees ran towards the fence. this woman and her children were sitting around the tent when the resume our reached them. >> like everyone else we ran to the gate. people shouting open the borders. we couldn't see further up. i fell with my kid while running away. this was wrong. we demand our rights. there's no need for violence, we have to be patient and slowly, slowly everyone will get in. >> it was in vain. macedonian forces pushed everyone back. >> it was a disaster in the making. people had been stranded here. some for as long as 10 days. the camp is over congested and the uncertainty among refugees
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is overwhelming. emotions are high. >> the family arrived a day ago. they worked for hours, bussing people to the boarder to control the bottle neck. there is no feeling, no humanity. no humanity. finish. lick others, she wonders what will happen next. some are refusing to move back from the fence. all the people that are here. they cannot. they set back. we won't step back. we want to be here. without food for water. we don't need any. it's just to open the borders. >> most return to their tents. more worried now that europe will tighten their frontiers
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further. >> meanwhile, the italian coast guard rescued a boat in the agean sea carrying 51 rev guess, women and children among those crammed on board. they were taken to the greek eelds. the greek government warns up to 70,000 refugees could be stranded in greece, and may bring in the army. we have this report from athens. >> still they keep coming. 1,800 refugees arriving on monday. there's no one to welcome them or stop them either. >> we faced a lot of difficulties on the way here. now that we are here, we want to cross to macedonia. we don't know how to do that. >> it is now a temporary shelter for the refugees. most are from syria, iraq and
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afghanistan. everyone here lass the same objective to get out of greece as fast as they can. normally they'd take the bus to the boarder. not many are leaving. greek officials say they want toees the pressure. >> a step closer to a new life. they say the only option is to travel north to other countries in europe. the member of the yazidi minority shows me pacts of atrocities he says was committed by i.s.i.l. fighters. beheaded bodies. hour homes have been destroyed. our friend, sons and daughters were slaughtered. we have nowhere to go back to. the stream of refugees is a serious problem. this used to be a transit group. many are stuck.
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including in victoria square. it's turned into a temporary camp. most are no longer permitted to across the boarder. >> countries that they are not allowed to across the boarders. they are feeling sad and hopeless. >> the governments await. their struggle to find a home is paused, but not over. every day they are in greece, they remained welcome. >> the u.s. secretary of state says none of the ceasefire violations are significant enough to end the truce. john kerry has been discussing the deal. the pair agreed not to discuss violations in public, and future attacks targetting isil. there are reports of violence in
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some hearse, this shows fighting in hama, where the main opposition says the government is violating the ceasefire. these pictures show soldiers are targetting fighters. al jazeera is near the turkey syrian boarder. the truce here is in danger of collapsing. >> it's getting worse since day one of the truce. day one largely holding. day two was worse than day one, and so for my own account, and our own account the last three days there have been about 60 or more than 60 violations. reports getting on all the sides, from the russians, and the syrian government. when you compare that to levels
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of violence, it has decreased. you hear from the u.n. secretary-general saying that the truce in syria was holding. what is worrying is the syrian member of the syrian opposition is warning if the violations continue, the process agreement could collapse tens of thousands of children have been orphaned by the war in syria. finding a home is the start. many scenes have been haltered. we visit an orphanage near the boarder of syria. >> this house, not far from the syrian board are is the safe haven tens of thousands wish they had.
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a place to learn and play along side the air strikes. it houses 60 children whose parents have been killed. it's run by the foucks, a syrian n.g.o. which tries to alleviate the suffering of vulnerable victims, despite the laughter behind each face is a harrowing tail. this person is from homs. most of the city is bombed to the ground. his father was killed by soldiers. the teachers tell me he wets his bed regularly and rarely manages to sleep through a night without waking screaming. but he hopes for a better future. when i grow up i want to be an architect to rebuild my country. >> reporter: i ask him who lesson he has for the world
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world. >> translation: i tell them you don't love us like you can. >> this girl is five, losing her parents has left her distraught she doesn't speak. her eyes tell another feeling. this is another girl. it's tough to get the sounds of explosions out of your head. >> life was nice. after the revolution it was horrid. >> reporter: listening to the stories is enough to make anyone with a sense of humanity want to brirsh an end to the war immediately. not only has the war robbed children of parents, the longer it goes on, the more it kills the future. the orphanage puts an moves on education. children are sent to the local school and are given tuition. the problem is that all of this is under threat. unless less money is found and fast. the orphans may find themselves
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weight a home. >> we are looking for funding. until now, no one responded. >> on some days children are taken on trips. today they visit the boarder. this is the closest they get without fear of barrel bombs. they pact a syria free from killing, where a child's future is more important than political ambition, where innocence is cher ibbed. a wish they hope will come true time for a break. when we come back, women's groups in brazil call for the right to terminate their pregnancy in the wake of the zika virus. plus... >> i'm in venezuela, where the government increased the minimum wage. in an inflationary economy people think it's hardly enough.
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>> these people have decided that today they will be arrested. >> i know that i'm being surveilled. >> people are not getting the care that they need. >> this is a crime against humanity. >> hands up... >> don't shoot.
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>> hands up... >> don't shoot. >> what do we want? >> justice. >> when do we want it? >> now. >> explosions going on... we're not quite sure - >> is that an i.e.d.? welcome back. the top stories on al jazeera. police on the greece macedonian boarder fired tear gas at refugees trying to break through a boarder fence. thousands are trying to continue a journey to western europe have become stranded. in syria, there are reports of fighting in some areas, despite a fragile ceasefire entering a third day. dozens of trucks made it to a rebel held suburb in damascus. a suicide bomber blew himself up at a shia funeral in iraq. at least 38 people were killed
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in the eastern province of diyala. in a separate incident there has been a suicide car bomb attack on the outskirts at a checkpoint in abu ghraib. isil claimed responsibility for both attacks a palestinian has been killed during clashes in the west bank. violence started when palestinian gunmen opened fire, injuring three israeli soldiers of the the palestinian military of health confirmed the death. 14 palestinians were wounded in the clashes that followed. >> now, the outbreak of the zika virus rowe opened the abortion -- reopened the abortion debate in brazil. there's a push to grant the option of terminating pregnancy, for many it's unacceptable in the catholic country.
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we have this report from the capital brasilia. >> reporter: this woman has been told her baby has microcephaly, she was born with an unusually small head and her brain may not develop. it's a condition that is afflicting many newborns in north-eastern brazil where the zika virus is widespread. >> it's hard to take care of a childlike this. my other children were perfect. they were not born with problems. >> reporter: even if it had been known earlier, the women like this, that live in poverty, do not have the option to terminate pregnancy. under brazilian law, abortion is only permitted if a woman's life is at risk. it's estimated there are 1 million illegal abortions a year, and one woman died every two days from botched procedures. >> the institute of bioethics
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will petition the supreme court not just to make abortion available, but to grant access to information to do with reproductive health. the group wants better social policies to support children and those that care for them. it's the abortion for all part of the petition that upset many in this deeply catholic country. >> brazil is the most populous country in the world, and christian teachings are a part of every day life. congress is dominated by evangelicals who say the fear is exploited by pro-abortionists. religious world say abortion is unacceptable. >> it really is selection. part of human life is having people with difficulties, be it with movement, thought or behaviour. society has difficulty accepting people with limitations. >> for women's rights groups, the debate is not about zika or
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abortion. but a social reality that brazil doesn't want to deal with. >> the situation has been aggravated. it has to do with equality, women's rights and social production for disability children and care takers. there's a lot of issues related to it. we have to talk about all of them together main people feel there is not much talking being done. there's a lock of information and the health budget is cup. this woman says she wouldn't have chosen to have an abortion, but she'd like more support, and a solution to social issues that can no longer lie dormant. snoop venezuela's government increased the minimum wage by 50%. it's been suggested it's not enough to keep up with
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inflation. many workers can't afford the cost of living, sog barely have enough to survive. from caracas virginia lopez supports. for this practicing lawyer, the only way to save life savings is to buy cars. in venezuela, a toxic mix of evaluation means that cash is worth legs. and assets like used cars, which are negotiated in dollars have become a way to save money. one has to find alternatives. the government is increasing the minimum wage to roughly $9. at the wide by used rate to 14. for most people, hiking the wage will make no difference. al clear sign is pointing in organic money. here there's 180,000 or the equivalent to the food basket. of this amount, it constitutes a
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basic minimum wage. this alone is worth $1,000. buying cars works for the middle class. what are those that earn minimum wage doing? >> in caracas, most are getting by. they have begun to skip meals. >> translation: it's hard, we are living through things we have never seen before. >> shopping at the government run food shops could get more value for money. basics goods could are could hardly be found. he has to stand and work. >> with this triple inflation, what we see is the shrinking of purchasing power. >> back here, the entrepreneur explains of what for most would seem counterintuitive economic
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logic. this cost $1,000 three years ago. today he says he can get 4500. >> in this street i managed to set up my own personal bank. >> inflation is, for most countries, a thing of the past. in venezuela, it proves that it plois. the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer. >> now, the nigerian president end a 2-day visit to qatar, telling the ruler that low oil prices are unacceptable. it's been used to press on the need to stabilize oil markets. nigeria is the largest oil producer and has been hit hard bli the slump in prices. >> they have to work together to
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save the situation. it has been an interesting aspect. if you can produce less and more, or produce more and earn less, i have never been able to understand it, but there's a lot of political additions, regional and global. >> and you can see more of that interview by watching "talk to al jazeera" with moort een dennis on march 5th at 0400 now, the indian government is ramping up attempts to win back rural voters, making farminge farmingers. the pledge that they'll have electricity. $16 billion will be spend on countryside areas, including
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building rural roads and creating jobs. india's farmers have been hit hard. the government will put aside 130 billion to provide them with loans. >> the finance minister pledged to double the incomes of 120 million farmers over five years mps. >> we need to thing beyond food security and give a sense of income security to the farmers. government will reorient interventions in the form and none farm sectors to double the income. it's 35,984 u.s. presidential hopefuls are preparing for super-tuesday, the day when several states vote for candidates of choice. it's often a make or break moment. donald trump leads the republican race with 81 of 12 delegates needed. the main rivals, seen here
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campaigning in the state of tennessee, and ted crust in texas, are -- ted cruz, in texas, are working hard to defeat the texan. >> around 880 delegates will be awarded on super-tuesday in a democratic race, a third of those needed for the nomination. hillary clinton has been campaign, and is leading the race with 543 delegates and is anticipated to win in most states. her opponent bernie sanders was campaigning in miles per hour. the last -- minneapolis, the last three or four days. in recent days every single candidate from both parties campaigned in virginia. our correspondent visited arlington to find out why
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winning virginia is important. >> a short drive from washington is a sprawling state. the people that moved here are changing the way the state voted. this became sort of a mid atlantic tech hub, not unlike silicon valley, and a lot of changes that happened here have been about more educated technology, interested people who are engaged in politics. >> northern virginia is one of the movement diverse areas of the united states. hundreds of thousands of latinos and asians moved to the area since 1990, and are looking for the views to bereflected. previous presidents promised like all politicians, buts they don't fulfil the promises, it would be excellent if they supported hispanic families. >> the political priorities contrast why the views of
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voters, a few dozen kilometres south, as an original state when the u.s. was formed residents believe protecting virginia's rural heritage is a requirement. >> it comes from a christian background. there are farmers here, small businesses. people are conservative in the area. >> such contrast in close proximity according to political scientists is what makes virginia a true political battle ground state. >> in other parts of state where you have many. frustrated whites who are economically populist, you have many african-americans throughout the south that feel in one way or the other disenfranchised by the system. >> prior to 2008 republicans won virginia in federal lebless. in 2008, 2012, democratic candidate president obama won by
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small minorities. >> i think you'll see a contested battle on both sides of the aisle for the state. one of the things the candidates will want to do is say to essentially their you have supporters that i won virginia, so i would be a compelling election group. >> junior voters are some of the most sort after. >> hundreds of people had been evacuated from the homes in peru after widespread flooding. 30,000 have been effected by flooding. brought on by the el nino weather pattern. >> an american and russian are expected to return to earth on wednesday after spending 340 days on the international space station. their physical and mental condition will be examined as part of n.a.s.a.'s plans to
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orbit mars in 20 years. scott and nearbia, konth for a year of service. >> scott kelly and his come rad have taken more than 5400 spins around the earth. carrying out experiments including growing vaj tables in zero gravity, it's how their bodies, that researchers will be giving the most attention, kelly says he feels fine physically, but has a keener sense of space travel. after spending has the time in a box, he points to the challenges for those designing a human journey. making that private area as perfect as possible will go a
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lodge way to reducing fatigue in stress. it is the american that will be subject to closer nomination. >> my role has been to provide samples, blood and other things, and be there for m.r.i. and ultrasound. >> the two will be compared to vision. to bacteria within the body. to chromosomes that determine ageing and the immune system. >> we are using the latest technology for sequencing to identify each t cell in mark and scott and see how they correct. into kelly size ha could have
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spent another year if necessary. on the ground he'll be the focus of close study from the researchers that chart the next frontiers of -- chart the next frontiers of humankind in space. >> all the news on the website. there it is. the address >> thanks for joining us on "america tonight." i'm joie chen. our report begins with a nightmare scenario so bizarre it seems impossible, that something like this could happen in america. vulnerable people especially the elderly destroyed by a system