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♪ a suicide bomber kills more than 60 people near baghdad. isil has claimed responsibility for the attack. ♪ hello. you are watching al jazeera live from london. >> desperate. europe says it will be 100,000 people stuck in greece by the ends of the month. >> it would be a disaster for donald trump to be our nominee. >> ted cruz and bernie sanders
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score victories but donald trump and hillary clinton remain favorites for their party's nomination. the former u.s. first lady, nancy reagan, dies at the age of 93. >> at least 60 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in iraq. dozens were wounded in the blast which happened. isil said it carried out the attack. this report from the capital action baghdad north of where the attacks took place. the tanker truck blew up at one of the busiest checkpoints on a main road. instead of fuel, it was carrying explosives. there was almost nothing left here. isil took responsibility for the blast north of fuma, close to the ancient city of babylon. this is almost 90 kilometers north of baghdad man casual at
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this were believed to be returning from baghdad. >> the blast has destroyed the checkpoint and its buildings. more than 100 cars have been damaged. we and residents have strongly condemned the attack. >> iraqi security forces have driven is it fighters out of ram andi and recently recaptured hundreds much kimometers of desert. as relatiisil loses more territt seems to have stepped up targets on civilianstantion. >> many will be asked how a truck filled with explosive managed to make it that far along a major rode with multiple checkpoints. iraqi securities forces are making progress. iraqis remain vulnerable in the
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cities. >> refugees fleeing isil and other conflicts around the world, evscape routes are more restrictive. there are warnings the situation is about to get worse. by the end of this month, there could be 100,000 refugees and migrants trapped in greece. that's the pre-dix of the eu my graduation commissioner. european nations can't agree on how to handle the crisis. the german chancellor has criticized greece for failing to build accommodations to house 50,000 people. a report now from the border crossing. it depends upon the date of arrival in agrees. those here, landed odd
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february 17th. these, the following day. the whole trip took 10 days. >> the daily camp of 500 to be allowed to transit through the balkans is rarely met. the field has become aby word for hardship and frustration where people roam around in search for answers. over the past three weeks, the camp spread from a transit one designed for 1,500 people -- that's where the big tents are -- to this ever-sprawling multicolored tent village. a double fence separates both sides. the macedonian side empty except
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for execute forces. the greek side is crammed with more tents and anxious people. it's in the midst of all of this that 9-year-old joann and his parents have pitched their tent. all five of them sleep in this space. >> it's not fair. it's not, not fair. >> perhaps there are no better words to express how most feel. we could get anything. the smallest needs, i don't have. brick and mortar, i don't have. i don't like to get it like t s this. but no one cares. >> about one third of those stranded are children below the age of 5. many suffer from diarrhea and pfeiffer. aid workers fear if their living
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conditions don't improve. they are waiting for the eu summit to announce clear guidelines about their future. political leaders are hoping that the cessation of hostilities in syria will hold and stem the pain. for those here, it's already too late on the greek/macedonian border. >> turkey's new newspaper has published it's first edition since being taken over by the government. police raided the newspaper on friday, a move which was met with protests where crowds were dispersed with tear gas. journalists have described what happened to the paper which was often critical of the government as a dark day in turkish media. mohammed has more from ufrtanbul. >> the scene outside of the
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newspaper headquarters, a stark contrast today to what it had been the past two days when there were protests yesterday today, calm, plain closed policemen trying to cordon off the area and trying to ensure that no protesters access this area throughout the day today. so, it's much calm earn it was yesterday at this hour. another stark contrast we talked about between zaman, the newspaper as it was yesterday and before yesterday, the front page said the constitution has been suspended this would be
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about three times as large. toward akp party, toward the president, toward the prime minister. here for example, you see a picture of the erduoan standing tu ish woman. saying he will celebrate international women's day. this is not typically the kind of picture you would see of the erdu erduan which until yesterday had been an opposition newspaper. also, you have a headline in which a construction project, the third grid that will pos sponsored by akp is being praised saying the people are waiting for its completion headquarters has been seized. it shows how much difference a day makes to this story here in turkey. >> a few days ago, you may have
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been forgiven for thinking it was a done deal. but on super saturday in the race for u.s. presidential nomination, there were a few upsets. ted cruz putting a dent in donald trump's republican campaign. in the democratic race, bernie sanders is still winning support. from washington, d.c., hear grab gabriell. >> the frontrunners for both parties were humbled in an alternative to donald trump emerged republicans. >> let me say, god bless kansas. and god bless maine. >> texas senator ted cruz won two of the four states in a now defeated trump won six states in the primaries after withining kansas and maine, cruz said he had solidified himself as the only republican capable of surpassing the new york businessman on his way to the nomination. >> it would be a disaster for
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donald trump to be our nominee, and we are going to stand behind the strongest conservative in the race and also the candidate who at this point has demonstrated assuming the kansas and maine results hold up, that we had beat donald 7 times now. >> marco rubio was the biggest loser failing to win his state, finishing last in state behind john kasich. won louisiana, the state with the most delegate, he had a message. >> marco rub i don't had a very bad nature and personally i would call for him to drop out of the race. >> the democratic side, bern i sanders might have rejuvenated his campaign after upsetting hillary clinton in two of the three states that voted showing while he trails clinton in the delegate count, he needs to secure the nomination, he still has wide support. >> so we are doing what i wanted to do, exciting people, energize
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people, bring them out. >> it was the republican race that was most shaken up. still, saturday's results, a warm-up of sorts for march 15th whi when voters will cast ballots in delegate rich states, rubio, ohio where kasich is governor. >> march 15th is going to determine where this race is going. if marco rubio isn't able to deliver florida, he's out. if john kasich is not able to deliver ohio, he is out. >> would leave trump and cruise. >> voters continues to surprise sending a message that they are not yet ready for any candidate of either party to run away with the nomination just yet. >> we can speak to al jazeera gabriel elazondo. we have frontrunners but in neither trump nor hillary clinton are really safe right now. >>reporter: >> that's right. i mean we will
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first look at the republican side tid cruz had such a good saturday by winning big in two states and keeping it close with ronald trump in two other states. on the republican side, what you have is the race narrowing. really between donald trump and ted cruz as the two that are starting to pull away from the rest of the pack. the rest of the pack being marco rubio and governor john kasich. on the democratic side, bernie sanders is going to get momentum. hillae clinton won louisiana so at the end of the day, she actually won more delegates than bernie sanders did. that's the way it breaks down with the whole delegate count the former u.s. first lady nancy
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reagan has died. what else can you tell us? >> that's right. the ronald reagan library has confirmed in the last half hour so that former first lady nancy reagan has died in her home in southern california. she was 94 years old. by all accounts, she died of natural causes. she was frail and had been having failing health in recent years. she hasn't come out and made many public appearances in recent years as well. nancy reagan for many decades here in the united states was a really important figure. she was 1940s and 50s was actually a hollywood actress before she married ronald reagan. ronald reagan was a governor before he became president of california. she was the first lady of california. when ronald reagan became president, she, of course, moved in to the white house with him. she started the just say no to drugs exam pain ronald reagan
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was diagnosed with alzheimer's. she became his primary caregiver in 2004 when he died. they were iconic figures within the republican party, really well-respected figures. she was very old, and like i said, hadn't made a lot of public appearances in recent years but sad news on many fronts. and she would tell friends she actually had her life begin when she married her husband. nancy reagan confirmed she has passed away at 94, the ex first lady of the united states and widow of deceased ronald reagan.
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praying for a safe return. swapping check-ins for checkers. we visit the south korea ian treatment centers for youth addicted to smart phones.
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a reminder the top stories on al jazeera. at least 60 people have died in a suicide attack south of baghdad in iraq. isil has claimed responsibility.
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europe's refugee crisis continues as the eu's migration commissioner predicts another 100,000 people could arrive in greece by the end of the month. a former u.s. first lady, nancy reagan, has died at the age of 94. she was married to president ronald reagan who held the role in 1980. >> a billion air tycoon has been sentenced to death for corruption. he was found guilty of fraud lintly pocketing about $27,000,000,000 as well as facing the dents penaltity, he must repay the money to the state. two other people who stored trial with the billionaire were also convicted of corruption. >> to add to his wealth, he was sentsed to repay the embezzled money and sentenced to death. but still, he can appeal and the
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rule is up for appealing. >> a compensation scheme for women crippled during child beth has been condemned by legal experts. hundreds underwent a procedure called sinstioptomi which was sewing. the women's fight for their suffering to be recognized. >> ever since medical records tells the story of a woman ruined by doctors in ire land maternity hospitals. this woman couldn't deliver her baby with for cents. she have performing a cesarean section, he opened her up with a saw. the pain is etched all over her face today. pain through your back. it was unreal. when i would get out of bed in
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the morning to go out, the water just poured from me. i never made it to the bathroom. it just came from me. i had no control over it. >> reporter: it wasn't only monica was injured. the baby boy was brain damaged. the product, it seems, of the doctor's refusal to get him out quickly enough. she spent many years and much of her own money treating him as he grew up and feels his pain every bit as much as her own. >> he liked to play football. he wanted to play football with the boys in the school. and things like that was hard i had a little girl after that. she would be doing something and he would say to me, why can't i
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do that? her son was offered nothing. she received 54,000. the payment schedule drawn up by the irish state. >> the judge administering the compensation claims have simultaneous ever to grant united states an interview but have condemned media criticism of the scheme as lacking objectivity. they do take the view that the scheme is the best, fairest and simplest way of compensating women for many years for pain and suffering. >> the scheme seems to bear no relationship to recognized payouts. 1 woman who refused the offer took her case to the court and got well over $300,000. in ireland there is a small book telling lawyers what to get for their client written in 2004. the payouts were higher than the victims have received now. >> it's predicated on the
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presumption that for suffering an operation that shouldn't have been performed, that it was just an inconvenience at the time. >> the most striking thing about these injuries is that they were done to the women not by accident but on purpose by doctors who it appears wanted the mothers to be opened up simply so they could have more and more baz babies regardless of the impact on their health. >> i was never the same person. that's what i could say, never the fully same person as i was. >> for how many like monica believe the small compensation, letters from the state advising them to spoil themselves with the proceeds, do nothing but be little everything they have gone through. lawrence lee, al jazeera, in
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dublin. so some through eggs at the embassy building. demanding the republicanian pie look ats release. he was captured in june, 2014 while volunteering in the fight against russian-backed rebels in the country. hundreds gathered in kuala lumpur tom mark two years since the missing it plane. balloons tagged with those presumed dead were released. the search is to end in june. the families of the 239 people on board are pushing for it to be extended. they've rediscovered off of the coast of mozambique renewed hopes of finding out what happened. a prominent political activist from myanmar has been denied bail again. a former monk who spent four years in jail for his part in protests against the previous military government?
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recent years, gavera has called thailand home. the former buddhist monk teaches english to migrant workers. he has remained active in myanmar and made regular trips back there where his family still lives. they are always watching us. >> in january, he crossed the border and travelled to the city of mandolay where he was arrested on charges of entering the country illegally. he was going there to collect a new passport. another example of harassment. we have seen him jailed several times. gambera played a leading role in the scald saffron revolution in 2007. thousands of monks took to the streets to protest against the
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military government at the time. he was released and needs regular medical attention, something he is not receiving now. my brother was tortured. the guards locked his hands. they covered his head with a black bag and hit him with a metal stick until his bones broke. his family hopes the situation for activists may change. his case may highlight how difficult it's go to be to completely reform myanmar. ba bancock. >> the rides of the smart phone globally has given children access to knowledge at their fingertips. they have given rise to digital addiction with some children
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unable to give up their devices for even a few minutes without getting stressed and anxious. in sorting korea, the government is planning to open treatment centers. harry fawcett visited a pilot project where teenagers are encouraged to read a book instead. children here are encouraged to read, to play games, to interact in the real world rather than the virtual 1. >> while they are here, they get to experience the fact that they can live without their smart phones. i believe this can give them the ability to exercise self control the. >> it will lasts up to four weeks and is split into boys and girls' groups. they aren't just about depriving kids. they receive 1 to 1 counseling and are encouraged in group
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classes to think about careers, to plan actively for their futures playing games, messaging, even videos after more than two weeks at the center, there are times he krafz it. when i am going to sleep, i feel like it's about time to use the phone. as we live together here, i can map manage without it. it's okay. they are are often young people with poor communication skills. it can lee to aggression. some try to escape. staff say they simply walk with them until they are fired and bring them quietly back. she is shock therapy. the question is how long it's
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affects can last once these kids get back to noshl normal life. >> depends largely on the apartments. they say some are dedicated to making changes. others, they suspect see the camp as child care, even promising their children a new smart phone at the end of it. >> our expectation is not that they will never use the internet or smart phones again after the camp is over. childhood in korea is marked by parents working brutal hours. this can teach new skills and the conditions that breed addiction will still be here when these young men get home. muju south korea. >> a scuba diver in florida says he is lucky to be alive after being sucked into an intake pipe at a nuclear power plant near
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north of miami. after a narrow escape, he eventually emerged the pipeline. he is suing the power station for inadequate safety procedures. no warnings whatsoever. i swam up to the big structure. it looks like a building under water. all the sudden i felt a little bit of current and got quicker. i was like this ain't right. i got sucked over a waterfall and instantly complete darkness, i was getting tumbled around and around, trying to hang on to my mask and regulator to get ahold of my light and try to look around, as far as you can see, it's black. i knew something was drawing this water. all i could think about were horror memories, a big turbine coming and i am coming forward, you know, going to chop me up and kill me. i contemplated, do i pull the regulator out of my mouth and just die? start thinking about my family, all of the sudden, daylight.
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fish everywhere, crystal clear water and the sunshining. i am like, is this heaven? >> what a terrifying experience. more on that and everything else that we have been covering on our website. the address: in turkey a show doom looms involving the president courts and media. the reporting of the refugee story in germany by germans and by the refugees themselves. plus the cartoon culture.


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