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try this at home. >> "techknow" where technology meets humanity. tonight at 7:30 eastern. only on al jazeera america. >> announcer: this is al jazeera. welcome to the newshour. our top stories... ..thousands take to the streets in the biggest protest yet against a houthi takeover of yemen's capital eastern ukraine descend to war. at least 15 dead in mariupol as rockets fall on residential areas. >> there has to be a way of bringing more forces to the
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ground. iraqi kurdish forces say the only way to defeat i.s.i.l. is if foreign soldiers join the salt. >> and -- join the fight. >> and the latest from the australian open. novak djokovic reaches the next round. all the latest in the programme. thousands of people chanting "down with the houthis" are taking part in protests in yemen's capital. it is the biggest demonstration against the shia whose take over caused the resignation of the president. a rival pro-houthi demonstration is taking place a different part of the city. the editor-in-chief joins me live from sanaa. can you tell me what you have
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been seeing and give us a sense of size of the demonstrations taking place against the houthis. >> the protests were unexpected. yesterday they were in the hundreds, and no one expected them this quickly, even the houthis themselves. they were 400 to 500 yesterday. today it's 20,000. protesters against the houthis. it ran forward in support of the president, chanted and called for him to stand again. and with hold his resignation. it has vowed not to come to an end. it started in sanaa. today it's in five provinces. the protests seem to standing by
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the - expecting them to occur again. houthis are protesting in one province. they are trying to find a solution of how to get rid of the protests as long as they continue no government or no president, their mission cannot take place. >> so what then needs to happen to pacify the protesters. they are angry about the developments in the capital. you have the houthis who want a greater say in the way the country is run. what needs to happen next. does the president need to come back? >> the issue of protests against the houthis, why it didn't take place is they are well armed. they are worried for their
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lives. houthis have two options - oppress the people o gave which and strike a unity government where they all participate. the next 24 hours will be decisive. the meeting of the parliament tomorrow accept or refuse and will the houthis take control, will they threaten everyone else or stand back and agree to negotiate with the people and the different sides much. >> thank you. thank you very much the u.s.-led collision must do more to help the forces fin the fight against i.s.i.l. that's the message from kurdish leaders who say they can't do
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the job themselves. >> reporter: kurdish peshmerga have been winning battles. the war against the islamic state of iraq and levant. air support helped them. commanders say they are not enough. they say the slow pace of the offensive allows i.s.i.l. to regain memorandum. the chancellor of the council oversees the military operations on the ground and told me that the international community needs to engage more requiring ground troops because it will take time for iraqi forces. >> to wait until the training is complete the forces are coming to a position will take a longer time. i believe there has to be a way of bringing forces to the ground and that depend on the
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strikes much >> reporter: you are calling for foreign troop? >> i wouldn't be calling that. i say it depend how quickly does the international community want to get rid of i.s.i.s. >> the coalition has troops on the ground but ruled out combat forces much the iraqi government made clear it would not welcome foreign force, and that is not the only disagreement with the kurdish g.s.t. some of the iraq arabs see the kurdish kurdish advance on the ground as part of their carving out territory. >> he denies this but this the future state will have to be different. >> i hope based on federalism and a loose kind of unity, maybe confederation may be best as with the existing problems. >> reporter: the peshmerga are
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fighting a battle against a better opponent and criticised a decision to exclude them from a coalition in government. at that government the iraqi government asked for military support. the peshmerga wants the same thing. the difference is they are ready to accept foreign soldiers on the ground. >> reporter: despite 2,000 coalition air strikes against i.s.i.l. in syria and iraq it controls large parts of both countries, 55,000 square kilometres in iraq alone. kurdish peshmerga forces are holding their territory and making gains in the north near the mosul dam. american forces in anbar province are training iraqi force, but will not get involved in the fighting let's talk to the director of the house of iraqi expertise foundation a development
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consultantsy based in baghdad. how difficult is it going to be to break i.s.i.l.'s grip on iraq without moral international assistance? on a large base there's a change on the floor, on the ground. there's a new geographical distribution. there is territories that two major provinces are the major concern for the iranian. >> they are the major concern for both the kurdish and the sunnis. the last victories against i.s.i.s. happened on diyala. there is minor victories.
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which means that the president asking for more troops the geographical distribution for the front. this is first. there is a crisis for iraq and there is an interference inside the territories that are controlled by the ktb peshmerga, which is the party for the president. that means that he feeling that with time all these minor victories, it will be major loses for i.s.i.s. if there's no victory for on the ground. he said that we need the troops the american troops or the coalition troops to be on the
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ground, to fight i.s.i.s. >> when you speak about a long transition. there isn't a united opinion on that. is the leadership about autonomy or independence. >> correct. this is correct. it's correct. but, frankly speaking the anbarian in d.c. in washington d.c. and are asking for dedication in washington d c, asking for an engagement with i.s.i.s. troops by coalition troops. >> not for haider al-abadi against that. >> of course he's against that. he's the prime minister. he want to make so many solutions, and the end of the solutions will be the support of the ground troops of the coalition that's why mr haider al-abadi is convincing the international community help the
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iraqi army help the militia against i.s.i.s., and let's work on that. at the end there's no success we will ask for your real support. >> a quick answer from you. will foreign troops inevitably have to get involved to retake mosul and anbar. they are the two key battles. >> we need the troops the internationals on the ground to fight i.s.i.s. and the americans said we are ready to send 15,000 at the end of 2016 because they knew very well that there is no really iraqi army there is no real troops against i.s.i.s., from the iraqi side, and that is why if there is no real victory an i.s.i.s.... >> good to get your analysis on this. >> the lebanese army says eight soldiers have been killed in an attack by fighters in the beqaa
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valley. there are fighters linked to the al nusra in that area. at least 15 people are dead in ukraine after heavily shelling in the eastern port city. explosions could be heard across several residential areas. charles stratford is in donetsk with more on this. we know now that 15 people have been killed. so death toll has increased. what else do we know about developments in mariupol? >> well just a quick update on the death toll. we hear figures coming out from the local council saying the death toll is now 16 killed and 83 injured. local journalists around an hour and a half ago saying that there were more attacks. the ukranian military describing the attacks as grad rockets launched in the attacks.
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>> obviously a significant develop here. we are also hearing from the secretary of national security and defense council in ukraine, who is blaming russia for the bloody crimes pointing the finger finger at vladimir putin. the spokesperson for the rebels flatly denied responsibility for the attacks. developments moving quickly here in eastern ukraine. >> remind us why the port city of mariupol is so important in the battle between the separatists and the ukranian army? >> well this is a major port on the sea, that the rebels said that they need. there can be no d.p.r. no donetsk people's republic without this part. this has not been attacked by
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the rebels for a number of months but is of importance because it is a direct it link between here and the crimea. it is a port used for cargo and not military and comes at a significant time. a day after the rebel leader here said that he was not interested in truce talks, and promised a multi-pronged attack and offensive described at retaking areas of the donetsk region towards the outer borders, including mariupol. it comes after a time of gains by the rebels. we saw withdrawal of ukranian forces from the airport in the last couple of days we were in a village 30km north of donetsk. that outpost was taken by the rebels as well as significant ukranian military there.
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it seems as if the rebels are gaining confidence. as i say. they had denied responsibility for the attacks in mariupol. >> and there are clashes not just in the port city which is significant as you point out. are we seeing an immensification of fighting -- intendification of fighting. you mentioned rebels making gains. are we seeing an escalation on the ground? >> as i say we have seen an escalation. i mentioned the military post 30km north of donetsk that we visited yesterday. we were in an area close to the airport. 2km from the airport.
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there was a lot of mort illry and fire. >> so as i say, in the context of these promises made by the rebel leader in don esque. seems significant movement by a push by the rebels out of the city to other areas of the donetsk region. >> thank you very much. well the ongoing conflict in the east of the country has widened divisions and split families in ukraine. many have been forced to make the heart-breaking decision of leaving loved ones behind to keep the rest of their family safe. paul brennan met one such families. >> reporter: when this woman left her home in separatist-held donetsk, she thought it would be for a couple of weeks. nine months on she and some of her family are in poland living
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as refugees. >> translation: may the 9th the shooting started. we thought it was a celebration for victory day. when we heard shells and machine-gun fire we understood it was not a salute. it picked up. we left took the kids and mum, and off we went. >> reporter: by contrast her husband enlisted has a fighter in a pro-russian militia. she has not heard from him for six months. if he is alive. she does not expect a reunion. >> since the conflict according to official figures, more than 1 million have fled their homes. 633,000 are classed as internally displaced, and 600,000 fled to neighbouring countries. the rest of the family chose a new life in poland her elderly father stayed in donetsk.
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he is staunchly pro-russian, it does not make the risk easier to bear. >> translation: no one expected it. everyone fled. i'm the only one from the family left. i'm at the age when all my friends are dead or have left. and my family are farry way and i am here. >> he can't afford to telephone his family i showed him video of them in their new home. he was visibly moved. conflict polarized attitudes. family ties are difficult to sever. where there is love there is hope. >> still to come for you on the al jazeera newshour. brazil's worse drought in
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decades. the environment minister sounds the alarm over reserves in the south-east. we report from northern india on a bleak winter for people driven from their homes. in sport - a dominant side of african football facing an early knockout in the cup of nations. greece's prime minister made an appeal to voters. despite years of austerity, the country is throwing signs of recovery. it is up against a group that promised to restore dignatory to greece. sue turton joins us live. it's a fascinating election crucial to the economic direction of europe as a whole. how are people feeling there?
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>> people at the moment have a day of contemplation. the campaigning came to an end friday. the war of words continues. the prime minister samar as aim out to people saying he believes 14% of the electorate hasn't made up their finds. the opposition turned out at a lunch. and said they would win an outright majority. the main argument and debate is the austerity measures nowhere more so than in the town of north of athens where people brought in an alternative currency. >> this person goes out on to the street in all levels to ask
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for left-over food. he wants to help those fallen an hard times. he visits the cafes, restaurants and vacancies for anything they haven't told. the owner admires his kindness giving up his time. inside the bombs are rice pasta and chips. this is a one of a small army of volunteers trying to make life a little easier for those that have lost everything. the soup kitchen hands out a take away meal. it's not in the greek nature to take charity. more often than not the local communicate tries to help its own. they developed a new system paying for goods and services if you are jobless and run out of euros, whether you need a teacher or electrician or someone to put tyres on the car, they brought in a bartering
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system across the internet. >> rather than a straight exchange of getting a dentist appointment. they get credit on the internet account that can be spent on anything offered on the network. it has been going or five years, and has 1,000 members. doctors, seamstresses and airconditioning expertise. >> before the crisis it wasn't anything else. if we go back 50, 100 years. people want to change work with something. the money - bring us to a situation. the people don't think the alternative currency will replace the euro. savings can be substantial, and the tax man has yet to work out how to take the cut. >> the reaction - they are not going to like it.
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we not exchange anything in euros. it's like our own city. we are exchanging in a way, our services. that's what it is. i'll give you the job, but i just don't need a plumber. i need someone for the airconditioning. just exchanging. people know if life improves under a new government they have schemes in place to help the most needed. whether greece remains in the eurozone here they have an alternative currency. it seems that the message put out is coming back at the austere measures making life difficult. that that message is ringing home. the opinion polls are putting that party ahead by 4.5 or 5% in the polls. the democracy party are saying there is still everything left
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to play for, that they can still beat the opposition. of course whichever one win, they have to win a majority to not go into a coalition, and that especially may mean that they have to temper fans to fight back against the measures and say to europe that they are not going to push for renegotiation of the bailout. we won't find out if that's the case until sunday. >> that may continue. thank you. sue turton in athens watching the election in greece. >> now, brazil's government warns that it is facing its worse drought since 1930. tens of thousands in the south-east have been affected. people in farming and industry have been struggling. >> the bed of brazil's river is cracked and burnt. water levels plunged under searing temperatures. >> we are experiencing the worst
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water crisis in the history of the south-west. >> the reservoir in sao paulo supplies water to rio de janeiro. rationing has not been introduced even though parts of the country has vital reserves left. >> the volume available is the death volume. that is a strategic reserve. it will not be enough but urgent that measures taken right now. they can't be postponed. >> in sao paulo people are charged if they use a lot of water. industries and agriculture are limited in the amount of water they get from refers. >> reporter: . >> translation: if we don't see the water truck and don't have water the factory stops. it only works with a cold system. >> translation: there was a water shortage at work for
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several days today there was no electricity. >> reporter: the drought means hired electric power plants has -- hydroelectric power plants have barely enough waters. local authorities didn't react fast enough. the brazilian government intists there's water left to avoid rationing for six months. let's get the weather with rob. how is rio looking? >> a bit wetter but it's a matter of how much and for how long. if you look at the satellite, you think of brazil as a wet country, you would be right. most of the showers are up in the amazon. the street in rio, that's what you want to see for months on end. it is after all the wet season. let's look closer at this.
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the bright tops come down through rio. it's this area where the feed of water is. the reservoir that is rio and the state. >> the state collects water and comes out to the same area. we are in the middle of wet season. you expect to find anywhere from october through to about march. have we had it. sadly, we haven't had it. we have had 74% september. that nearly made it. october was appalling and november up to 82 and december last month 101. all the months need to be 100% and the next two or three for it to work. there are rain and showers in the area. the next two or three days you'll see more of them. they'll be there for a long time yet. >> boko haram fighters in
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nigeria's north-east killed 15. including a village leader. where the attack took place lies outside of maiduguri. boko haram is believed to have killed thousands in an effort to establish its own state to zambia where ruling party candidate edgar lungu has a slight lead. we'll cross for the latest. what is the reaction to the possibility of a victory for the ruling party? >> things are really really close. the race is tight, extremely tightment they are the figures so far. lungu is - part of the ruling party - leading by less than 1%. it is extremely, extremely
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tight. people are tense. 146 constituencies had been verified. four more to go. they hope to have the results by the end of the day, and warn people not to celebrate. they don't know who has won. people say it's likely the ruling party could win. it's too close to call. >> the opposition are not happy, they have been making allegations. what have they had to say? >> it was an interesting press conference. a lot of people were supplied by the main opposition leader. they came out and said it was fraudulent and wherever edgar lungu was sitting he stole the election he basically implied if he wins. the ruling party will never let him win.
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that's the way it will go. he accused of the electoral commission of rigging the vote. they have been deflating and increasing figures in favour of the party. the examination said to him that it's too close to call. it is dangerous, it could make people angry and take to the streets. a lot of appeals for calm in zambia he's not happy. some are saying once the result is announced, if it doesn't win. it could go to the courts. >> watching the outcome of the zambia elections where it appears the ruling party has a slight lead. >> much ahead for you on the al jazeera newshour. we tell you why soldiers are deployed to control shoppers at this supermarket in venezuela. after years of neglect foreign investment helps the nigerian train system get on track. >> in sport. one of the united states revered baseballers ernie banks passes away.
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welcome back you're watching the al jazeera newshour. 16 are dead, 83 injured. they are the latest figures in ukraine, as rockets fall on the eastern port city of mariupol. pro-russian rebels are responsible for the attack. senior kurdish officials told al jazeera that iraqi forces need foreign boots on the ground. peshmerga forces are struggling to push back the fighters in the
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north of iraq. thousands are taking part in demonstrations against houthi rebels. a take over caused a political crisis leading to the resignation of the president. oxfam warned yemen is on the brink of a humanitarian disaster. there are 16 million people in need of aid. 10 million don't have enough to eat, and there are 850,000 malnourished children. the agencies says that millions have no access to clean water or basic health care. >> we are... ..we currently have about 15 million in need of some kind of humanitarian assistance. this is worsening. obviously - the situation will get worse, and we may,
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therefore, have a situation on our hands. the purpose also was really to highlight the issue. focussing on the security of the political situation in the country, and the 50 million that are currently in need of humanitarian assistance. an egyptian court will hear an appeal in the case of 500 sentenced to death for killing a police officer. the court overturned death sentences for 37 found guilty of murdering a deputy chanteder. it happened following riots. the verdict was the largest mass death sentence in egyptian history meanwhile, president abdul fatah al-sisi said he would like to see the case against the three al jazeera journalists involved. our colleagues imprisoned for 3
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# 2 days. -- 392 days. peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed were falsely accused of assisting the auted lawed muslim brotherhood. al jazeera demands their release. divers swam into the main parts of the airasia plane on friday. difficult weather conditions stopped the megs. they have been able to recover four bodies from the site. the operation to lift what remains of the fuselage from the seabed and out of the sea resumes on sunday. president obama is on his way to india for a 3-day visit. relations have been strained in recent years. patty culhane looks at what is at stake. >> reporter: as president obama attends india it's a day of first. fir to attend a national day, and the first time india asked
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an american president to be a guest. as the president and president obama watch the military go by. >> there's a momentum in the relationship that had not been there in the last several years. a momentum to not only from a strategic standpoint or an economic and commercial standpoint. >> the obama put the focus on india. the first state dinner held in honour of his predecessor. the promise of trade has not panned out. the administration hopes narendra modi can change that. a priority changing laws making it easier for american companies to build power plants helping with other u.s. priority getting india to commit to steps battling environment change. >> there is no chance that the u.s. and india will strike a
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bargain akin to what the u.s. and china did. india is too par. and far behind china in its develop to commit to such targets. >> the obama administration is aware that this trip could be interpreted as more than a 3-day visit and insist that he isn't picking sides because president obama has never been to pakistan, and in another first he is the first u.s. president to visit india twice while in office. well we know that from india the u.s. president obama will be heading here it the saudi capital riyadh where foreign dignitaries and officials, heads of states members of the royal families arrive to pay respects to the new king salman taking over from his half-brother the late
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king abdullah who died. he had been suffering a number of illnesses, but thishad pneumonia. a number of foreign dignitaries arriving. president obama heads to riyadh on tuesday. >> it's been more than a year since thousands of people were displaced by communal violence in the northern indian state of you'dar pradesh. most have been helped to settle elsewhere. some fear that that will not be enough to get them through the harsh winter. >> it's not much. this is the only face that these children call home. they left the village after comcommunal violence. they were reminded of everything they lack - heat water and power. the government gave her family
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$800 in compensation. that is not enough. >> translation: my husband works as a servant. he doesn't earn much. we borrow from neighbours and borrowed $400 to build this room. >> many people in her community had to make the move. it's a little over a kilometre away. many find it hard to start obvious. >> this family was able to afford land and build a house. >> neighbours bought land. because of their circumstances the family had to choose between buying food and putting a roof over their heads. >> what was once farm land has been transformed into a settlement by survivors of the violence. >> with no sanitation running water or electricity community leader says that the government
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must intervene if things are to get better. >> the government is our mast ever. it can do anything for its children. it should pay attention and decide what should be done. it's the government's duty a duty that the government says it fulfilled. every eligible family received examination of $8,000. >> those to be compensated have been. if they expectation compensation will be unlimited. that's another question. >> they are looking for a helping handled. it's been a cold winter in india, with textures dropping to less than 5 degrees at night. she can only hope that a change of season will bring with it better times. >> in haiti, a new electoral council has been sworn in against a backdrop of political uncertainty. thousands of demonstrators took
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to the streets hours before the ask of the u.s. security delegation in port-au-prince. protesters call for the ring in addition -- ring nation of president michel martelly. >> a prosecutor nis mar was found dead. he accused the president of covering up a bombing in a jewish center that killed 85 people. many citizens have been grappling with shortages. government revenues have been it har. president nicolas maduro blamed the crisis on right-wing enemies. we have this report from caracas. >> reporter: a day in the life of a shopper. this is a sad daily reality. i got every day at 5am,
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searching for milk. soldiers tried to calm the crowd of thousands waiting to buy divers. tempers rising as quickly as the heat. they were trying to scrunch the queue says this woman, and others are selling places in line. no wonder people are curious, it's 1125 in the morning, given the length of the line. it will be 5 o'clock before anyone reaches the registers if there's anything to sell by then. >> every day they humiliate us in the lines and look at the mothers with children. no one is spared. while they cue downtown nicolas maduro addresses a rally to commemorate the overthrow of a dictator. a chance to show support for the revolution during these times. upped the gaze of the leader
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nicolas maduro blames speculators and the ol gashingy from scarcities. >> this is the last chance that i'm giving the capitalist distributors before i take action. >> while he is not saying what it will be he called on the pro-government assembly to launch an investigation starting tuesday, into what he calls an attempted coup de ta. there's no doubt who will be blamed. back at the supermarket these opposition students march past the enormous cue. we don't deserve this says a demonstrator urging people to join the protests. as they hold their place in line people look on in silence. at least for now now coming up for you we'll have all the sports news and meet a group of runners who have
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completed seven marathons in seven continents. you heard it right. they did it all in the space of a week.
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welcome back. nigeria's government has embarked on a mission to reconnect the railways. they may be back on track, but not quite at full speed. >> reporter: after decades of neglect trains in nigeria are back on track, and passengers are breathing life into the
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century hold system. the refurbished line from lagos to it's counter part reopened last year. >> it's enjoyable. >> this man no longer has to worry about bandits or drivers when he takes a journey back to the house twice a month. this is the seconds time on board. he will visit his grandmother. >> i like it it's cheaper compared to air and road. it's slower. >> the train seals to moffatt a lower speed than scheduled 50kph. when we took part of the trip it was not crowded. there's not enough space for everyone to fit. the nigerian railway estimates 5 million passengers use the train, not considered many in a
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country of 170 million. >> reporter: the government has been working to expand the network. $8 billion-$10 billion has been used. most of the contracts going to state-run chinese firms. a $12 billion agreement was signed with china railway construction to build a line along the coast. china's largest overseas contract. >> funding is a major issue when it comes to railway construction. i'm not aware of any other country other than nigeria offering a better offer, i'm talking about, next to nothing interest rates. >> some researchers who have been looking into the contracts are concerned about financial irregularities and the slow pace of development. >> the process is not as transparent as it ought to be.
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highly controversial, overinflated not as competent as they are made to look. >> the government insists the push is crucial for expanding the economy, as roads are no longer able to cope with commercial freight. trains are used to move food cement and petroleum product. the hope is that more lines get completed in five years, 26 million will be using the trains a year. >> let's get your sport with sanaa. >> thank you very much. the ivory coast takes on mali at the africa cup of nations in the next few hours, looking to bounce back in their match. the ivorians were held 1-1 by guinea. manchester city has been told to step up after battling fatigue.
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>> he has a big responsibility now. he has the captain. he has to bring everyone behind him. so i expect from him more. this is important for us because he is not here to improve his level. it will be difficult for our team. >> andy richardson in the equatorial guinea capital. the ivory coast have been a dominant side of african football. do we see the end of that? >> well of course didier drogba that led the side is not here another high profile player didier has retired. they've been the favourite for the last three of four african cup of nations without winning
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it. they are coming in under the radar. divinio having a fit after being sent off. banging the ground with his fists for 2-3 minutes before leaving. torre was substituted off. so much was expected of him. they have a lot of quality. torre, bonier signing with a transfer deal. the coach has experience of winning the cup of nations with zambia in 2012 the last time it was hosted in 2012. who did they beat - the ivory coast on penalty. also worth mentioning is came bridge united coach. back in the headlines last night after holding manchester united to a draw in the initial fa cup. >> guinea face cameroon in the other match.
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tell us about some of the cheges guinea had to face to reach the tournament. >> they have come here against the odds against one of the countries affected by the ebola virus. they were unable to play many of their home games. ironically they played the games in morocco. they were meant to host the cup of nations, pulled out because of concerns of spreading the ebola virus. against the odds they were here it's worth remembering that the first two games finished 1-1. the group can hardly be tighter, their resurgence since the world cup has been a story of african football. players almost didn't board the plane because of a pay dispute. their record goal scorers
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retired. they came through information, they can expect support. a lot of kids in cameroon work in the country. let talk about the group c matches. the so-called group of death which has been blown wide open at the tournament. the late game there, their leading south africa is going out of the tournament. they have one point after two games. al jazeera were the favourite. they suffered a get against garner. the winner scored by atamo, who missed the first game made it on to the pitch for the game. few expected him to get through the whole game. there he was in the 92 pd minute scoring the winner. a lot of algerian journalists were concerned about the
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kick-off and the heat. north african teams struggled to do well in sub-sa har jp african places. they faded in the final and conceded a winner. that is open. >> live from malabu in equatorial guinea. thank you for that tennis and novak djokovic is through to the fourth round of the australian open. the 4-time champion overcame a nervous start against fernando verdasco but stole the first set in a tie break after an hour. the serb ran away with the match in the next two, 7-2, 7-6 6-3. stanislaw wawrinka is also through to the last 16, beating jarkkoneimenen. he won a first grand slam after beating rafael nadal in the
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final. serena williams survived a scare, booking her place. she dropped the first set against erina svitolina. the american misunderstand her form to take the remaining set 6-2, 6-3. >> the shock of the day is wimbledon champion knocked out, beaten by 19-year-old maddison kees 6-4, 7-5. hall of famer ernie banks dies at the age of 83. cubs are the first black player in 1993. six years after jackie robinson broke the colour barrier with the brooklyn damagers. he had a 19-year career. banks was an all-star in 11 scenes and twice named the league's most valuable player and awarded the highest honour in 2013. the presidential medal of
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freedom. running a marathon is a daunting prospect for most. a group of seven men and women ran seven marathons in seven different continents. starting in the antarctica, chile chile, madrid. across to dubai for the sixth. final is sydney a week after that started. andrew thomas is there to meet them. >> reporter: these 12 people have been running around the world, running six marathons on six continents - 42 kilometres in ant dark ticka -- antarctica aring chile, florida, spain,
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morocco and dubai. the runners have flown more than they run. nine times, but the final flight to sydney some dressed up for show. within four hours of landing the real gear is on. >> your head is all over the place from what day is it what country are we in what time zone. >> ted jackson raised more than 200,000 for charity. his wife has multiple sclerosis. >> i had a text saying as up po £and 6,000. -- £136,000. every time i'm on a plane it goes up. >> doctors found a tooum our on douglas wilson's brain. the marathons are to get the fitness back. >> the mental fatigue is starting to kick in. all the flying and the jetlag. it's coming to an end. in sydney a midnight start is
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needed to get all seven races run. quickly the runners spread out. each marathon has had a change. in antarctica it was the cold. it rained. here in sydney it ran at might after a 16 hour flight and running six previous marathons. blistered feet and swollen ankles are badges of honour. douglas wilson was first across the line. his time was the fastest run all week. >> i knew it would take a week or two. it will start. >> meanwhile, there's one overwhelming priority. rest and that's it for me. >> thank you very much. do stay with us i'll be back with another full bulletin of news in a few moments time.
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