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>> they've lost humanity. >> hoping not to repeat scenes like these. hello and welcome, you're watching al jazeera from our headquarters here in doha. i'm peter dobpy. shaky truc truce struggles to h. and a primary in texas.
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>> and legislation in the making, about to outlaw domestic violence. critics say it doesn't go far enough. >> police chiefs from greece and several balkan stayed are meeting on tuesday to discuss the ongoing refugee crisis. police fire tear gas at migrants. thousands are stuck there because of border restrictions. hoda abdel hamid reports from idolini. >> reporter: impatient and exhausted. they first march towards railway gate by the water, demanding once again to get through. >> open the borders! open the borders! >> soon things got out of
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control. some rfqs managed to pull down some of the fence, others hurl stones on the other side of the 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. then dandal and her children were sitting around the tent when the roournl reache rumor r. >> i fell with my kid while running away, this is wrong, we demand our rights, there's no need for violence, we have to be patient and slowly, slowly, everyone will get in. >> reporter: but it was in vain, macedonian sources pushed
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everyone back into control. the camp is overcongested and the uncertainly among refugees is overwhelming and emotion are running high. amine and her family arrived a couple of days ago. >> there is no feeling. there is no humanity in this place. no humanity, finish. >> like many others she wonders what will happen next. some of the protesting refugees are still refusing to mook back fromove backfrom the fence. >> they say we want stay back we want to be here we don't need food we don't need water, we don't need anything just to on the borders. >> reporter: but most refugees
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return to their tents. worried that europe will tighten their borders even further. hoda abdel hamid, al jazeera, along the greece macedonian border. >> more people are risking their lives to get there. the italian coast guard has release cued 51 refugees in the aegean. taken to the greek island of samos. the police in northern france have forced refugees from their makeshift homes in the camp at cam 8 known as the jungle. it is close to the euro tunnel, and many hope to reach the u.k. emma hayward is there with the story. >> reporter: as workmen and the bul bulldozers moved in, sod those trying to stop them. attempts were made to pull down
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makeshift shelters and anger boiled over. activists and some refugees and migrants retaliated targeting the police. throwing stones and settling fire to part of the -- setting fire to part of the camp. police used tear gas and water cannon to try to push them back. >> translator: you could see the protesters didn't hesitate to set fire to tents and shelters or to throw stones at police. it is not acceptable. it is normally restoring security. >> the camp nome as the jungle, is being torn down. many hope this will become a gateway to britain but the u.k. wants to keep them out. men women and children find themselves living here unaccompanied. >> there are hundreds of children living here unaccompanied.
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into other camps in worse conditions and we're worried they will go missing. >> reporter: the authorities say they are offering people better accommodation nearby or reception centers in other parts of france. some have taken this up but others ris. resist. there is deep distrust here. emma hayward, al jazeera. >> now to syria and the united nations has stepped up its aid deliveries to bebesieged areas, the truce is being tested. this video is said to have shown fighting in the northern city of hama. these pictures from the syrian military reportedly shows soldiers from i.s.i.l. fighting. i.s.i.l. is not taking part in
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the peace negotiations. the u.s. secretary of state john kerry says it's important the peace negotiations are handled properly. >> we have agreed that while there have been some number of violations reported on both sides and we take them all very seriously, we do not want to litigate these in a public fashion in the press. we want to eliminate them. and we've agreed on a process by which we will do that. there is a team of people on the ground in geneva around there are a team in a am administrationan jordan. we will track down each alleged violation and work even more now to put in place a construct which will help us to be able to guarantee that missions are indeed missions against nusra or
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missions against daesh. >> five years into the syrian conflict an entire generation of children is in grave danger. witnessing one of the worst humanitarian atrocities of our time, children are at risk of being traumatized ill abused. according to unicef 8.3 million children are in dire need of basic assistance. 2.2 million syrian children now live as refugees in neighboring turkey, lebanon, jordan iraq and egypt. one of the most basic rights of any child is education but 2.8 million syrian children are out of school. more than five million schools in syria can't any longer be used. jamal el shael met some of them in southern turkey. >> this house no far from the
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syrian border is the safe haven that tens of thousands of syrian children wish they had. way from bombs, houses 60 children whose parents were killed. run by the maram foundation, a syrian ngo who tries to relieve the sorrow of the syrian children. most of the city of homs has hos been bombed to the ground. teachers tell me wets his bed regularly and rarely manages to sleep through night without waking up screaming but he still desires for a better future. >> when i grow up i want to be an architect. >> i asked him what do you want
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for your future? >> translator: you tell us you want to liberate us. >> she now finds it difficult to speak. her eyes tell a story by itself. at child forced to grow up way too quickly. it's tough to get the sound of explosion out of her head. >> translator: life used to be so beautiful but assad and his soldiers destroyed everything with their weapons. >> just listening would be enough to make anyone want to bring an toned this war immediately. not only has this war robbed these children of their parents, the more and more it kills their future. >> the orphanage puts emphasis on education. now all of this is under threat.
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funding for orphanage has stopped. these or fan orphans may find themselves without help. today they visit the border with syria. this is closest they can get to their homes without fear of barrel bombs or russian air strikes. as they close their eyes they picture a syria free if pr all the killing. where innocence is cherished not bombed from the sky. a wish they hope will one day come true. jamal el shael, al jazeera on the turkish syrian border. if the democratic alliance wins a court case in pretoria. >> 2005, zuma was found guilty
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of a case, but in 2007 zuma was elected president of the african national congress np 2009, they were dropped again, just weeks before the general election. the reason was that zuma couldn't get a fair trial. a secret telephone call alleged corruption in the investigation. tanya if the d.a. wins does that mean the president for sure will be charged with crungs, stan con tanya? >> not necessarily. it depends how convincing the prosecutor is in convincing that that original decision to drop the charges was wrong. even if they win doafnlt doesn't
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automatically mean these charges will be reinstraighted. we aren't expecting to have a decision this week, we could wait several weeks for the decision to come through. the d.a. says there was some political interference but the merits of the case against zuma were strong enough, it should have gone to court. now on his behalf president zuma has always alleged there was a political conspiracy against him, that trying to win votes out of this. on the same day and parliament in capetown zuma will be facing a volt of no confidence against him. very difficult day for the
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president. >> what's on the tapes? >> these are secretly recorded phone conversations between the former head of the investigations unit called the scorpions which by the way has been dismantled by president zuma's government. on which there's be perfect evidence that they collaborated on the charges. at the time zuma had been fired from his position and dumba was campaigning to be president of the african national congress. as president of the anc he would and did eventually go on to be president of the country. he has always alleged there was a political conspiracy, that's his position all along.
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this is something that has dragged out in the courts for a long time. the d.a. says that's evidence enough that the president has a case to answer. >> stan yah thanks so much. a record breaking attempt at derailing. and we'll look at the international space station.
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>> welcome back, the top stories
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for you coming from al jazeera. police chiefs from greece and several balkan states meet to discuss the growing refugee crisis. police clashed on monday at the greece macedonia border. john kerry says breaches in the ceasefire is not enough to break the cessation of hostilities deal. and south africa's main opposition party is in court trying to reinstate the corruption charges against south africa president jacob zuma. >> answering questions that the catholic church was complicit to the sexual abuse cases of children. that happened decades ago. during his testimony cardinal pell said it was unclear how many people knew about the
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abuse. >> i couldn't say that everyone knew, i knew a number of people did, i was a -- i didn't know whether it was common knowledge or whether it wasn't. it's a sad story and it wasn't of much interest to me. >> we are speaking of moral leaders of towns and cities and for them to have no interest in such behavior seems remarkable. i think conversation was just -- is that the catholic church was behaving with lies and deceit, within their own structure. little known outside that structure and i think that's just bin confirmed which, you know, tells us a great deal. >> now after a decade's long push china has finally enacted its first nationwide law which makes domestic violence a crime. legislation covers both physical violence and psychological abuse. scriticcritics say there are stl
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significance. >> she ling now spends lots of time alone. her husband felt it was acceptable to regularly hit her. >> he hit my face. people think it's very normal for a husband to beat his wife. >> he was careful not to mark her face. she went to the hospital twice and gave up on the police. >> translator: i went to the police and reported this incident. but the police told me this is family issue. so i did not take any action. >> reporter: there is still a stigma attached to domestic violence in china which makes she a brave woman. until now she has not spoken publicly about her abusive
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marriage. a marriage that came so happy. after filing divorce her husband and mother-in-law came and took her son away. >> he and his mother took my son from me by force. they beat me up in my neighborhood and grabbed him from me. my son was only 2. i haven't seen him for two years. >> reporter: most surveys show that one in four married women in china suffer violence at the hand of their partner but the real figure is probably much higher because reporting abuse is still rare. especially in the country side. from today, victims of domestic abuse in china will be able to go to court to seek a restraining order that could force the abuser to move out of the home. courts will have just 72 hours to make a ruling. but critics say the legislation still doesn't go far fluff since it fails to outlaw marital rape and doesn't place enough emphasis on health and social
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services. laur zu juan si has been dealing with domestic violence cases for 20 years. he says the new law will help but there's to much ounce o onue police. >> more importantly how will this new law be nor enforced? >> the new law came too late for she, and others, forced to suffer in silence. adrian brown, al jazeera, shanghai. world record longest speech in parliament. the filibuster is into its eighth straight day now. it would allow intelligence services to collect the personal data of those suspected of posing a security threat. the opposition argues that the
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bill violates privacy rights. the u.n. security council is set to vote to extend sanctions to north korea, tougher sanctions are in an attempt to squeeze north korea's revenue screens the pul to put a halt oe nuclear tests. make or break for many in the travel to the white house. donald trump, main rival marco rubio, and his other rival ted cruz, soliciting votes in his home state of texas are working hard to defeat the billionaire businessman. further behind are john kasich
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and ben carson in the state of kentucky. about 880 delegates will be awarded in super tuesday, in the democratic race, about a third needed there. hillary clinton is leading the race with 543 delegates and is expected to win in most states. her opponent bernie sanders has been campaigning heavily in minneapolis. of all the states voting in super tuesday, texas is the biggest prize, the key issue there immigration. most of the remaining republican presidential candidates have called for the deportation of undocumented migrants. >> in a school hall in texas learning how to become an american. ramona has lived under the radar for 50 years. brought as a child from mexico
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she now wants to be a citizen. on the crucial issue of immigration. >> because separate families, parents, go to work and they don't come back to home. so i'm sorry, but my emotion is because i'm mexican but not mexican only. >> donald trump wants to build a wall and kick out in his words all illegal immigrants. that's all 11 million people. other republican candidates are taking a similar hard line. the laj through this election campaign has left many latinos alienated. >> latinos are interested in a number of issues but immigration
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is like a litmus test. if you are not welcoming us as people you're not going to get our ear to listen for your proposals for the economy education or anything else. >> in a border state like texas, many construction cleej serving jobs are filled by people from across the border. many don't have the right to be here, that keeps labor costs low. >> our governor sudan patrick rain a campaign and ousted an incumbent governor, on a campaign that we need to stop the illegal invasion into texas. so there's been a shift in the past 20 years on the republican party in texas on that issue. >> texas is a big prize on super tuesday. there are a lot of delegates at stake. november it will be an issue in the presidential election. lanlts have lon latinos have lo.
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allen fisher al jazeera, texas. 14-year-old debt dispute the deal announced in a court the out of new york so help the country, president mauricio macri was elected in november on the promise of sorting out argentina's finances. >> hundreds have been evacuated in peru, leaf rain brought on by el nino. peru's ministry of defense says the army will be sent to the worst hit areas to help rebuild. >> astronauts are returning to earth after spending a record 340 days. their physical and mental
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condition will be examined by physicians to determine their fitness. >> over the past weeks, scott kelly and his russian counters part have taken part in six space walks and taken part of experiments of edible vegetables in weightless conditions. researchers will be giving the most attention, kelly says he feels fine physically but has a keener sense of the social isolation of space travel and after spending almost half the time in a box half the size of a phonebooth, a mars journey would take 500 days or more. >> making that private area as perfect as possible i think will go a long way towards reducing
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fatigue, reducing stress. >> while scientists will collect data from both astronauts, it will be kelly who will be examined, with his twin brother mark who is retired. >> be there for mris and ultrasounds. >> the two will be compared to the microbiome, the chromosomes that determine aging and to their immune systems after both received the same flu vaccine. >> we are using the latest technology for sequencing. these genes in these particular t cells to really identify each t cell in mark and scott and try to see their reaction to the flu. >> kelly said he could have
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spent another year in the space station if necessary but back on the ground he'll continue to be the focus of study for researchers who are charting the next frontiers of human kind in space. tom ackerman, al jazeera. >> lots of more news when you want it, more information on our top stories. always there for you. >> 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 that is supposedly designed to