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>> this is aljazeera america from new york. let's get you caught up on the top stories. japan's prime minister reacts with outrage to the alongside killing of a japanese hostage by isil. >> president obama is about to touchdown in new delhi, the start of a three day trip intended to strengthen ties with the world's largest democracy. >> fighting erupts in eastern ukraine again as pro-russian separatists target a peter city. >> we'll take a deeper look at the syrian crisis that has left nearly 200,000 people dead and
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millions displaced. >> great to have you with us. president obama is due to arrive in new delhi within the hour, his second trip to india as president. he plans to meet with india's prime minister. the two are expected to discuss green energy initiatives. we are joint live from new delhi. what's the first thing on the president's agenda? >> we're expecting president barack obama to touchdown in half an hour, 10:00 a.m. local time in new delhi. once he arrives, he will go to the presidential palace to meet with india's president. from there, he will go to the memorial to mahatma began deis.
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>> can you tell us what's involved in security? >> there is an extended no fly zone over the capitol. c.c.t.v. cameras are put in place in particular for president obama's visit. tens of thousands of security personnel, we've got check points across the capitol. that number is expected to double as we head closer to republic day celebration. this is unprecedented and not seen in years across india. >> what are the prospects for
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the environmental kind of deal as with china. >> this is an interesting issue for india. there's speculation about what will be the big ticket items and what we'll see interns of environmental policy. not much clarity on that. perhaps we might hear more with the joint press statement this afternoon. importantly, though, tied to the environmental policy is alternative energies. solar is a big industry that united states is looking to invest in in india and that might tie to environmental policy in the news we might be coming forward. perhaps we'll have more information on that, as well. >> certainly a lot on the agenda. thank you. >> president obama will head to saudi arabia tuesday to pay his respects to the royal family following the death of king abdullah. heads state and royals are heading to saudi arabia to pay
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respects. >> the other top story we've been following here, hope is fading for the family of a japanese hostage held by isil. we have new information about an on line video claim to go she his murder. is i'll demanded a ran testimony, the deadline passed thursday. the video on line included an audio recording claiming the death of the man. the posting also had a photo that allegedly showed his murder. >> for more, let's get to tokyo. the japanese prime minister spoke earlier today. what more did he have to say? >> that's right. he spoke on national television interviewed by n.h.k. he said that unfortunately he could not but suggest that the credibility of this video was high despite the fact that japan is still trying to assess the veracity of the images, he
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said it was high and after that we had a news conference by his chief cabinet secretary who went further, saying that there was nothing that japan had discovered that was basis to deny the murder of this hostage. japan essentially getting as close as it can to confirming the death of this man without doing show absolutely explicitly. it does seem the japanese government does believe he is dead. the message showed the other hostage, a still image of him holding a picture which seemed to show the dead body of the other man beheaded body lying on the ground and under that image was audio again purportedly from him saying that the prime minister was responsible for this death abandoning the $200 million ransom demand, saying isil wanted the release of a female
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attempted suicide bomber from captivity in yemen and that in return for that, he would be released. the japanese government giving any comment on that, saying this is still a moving situation. >> we heard from the family of the surviving hostage journalist. how is the family dealing with it? >> that's right well, we've heard from in fact family members of both hostages. we heard from the father saying he was still operating that his son was still alive but he'd been contacted by the foreign ministry overnight to be told of the video of the apparent death of his son. he said he was speechless with sadness. he did though, essentially apologize for his son's actions and to the family of the other
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man, saying they met earlier last year and he'd obviously gone back to syria. the mother earlier said he'd gone back to try to secure the release of his friend. we heard from her. she said that despite the fact that she wasn't entirely sure that the audio under this image was that of her son the image itself seemed to be very trouble. >> harry japan has not offered troops in the international battle against isil. any chance this hostage situation could influence a change in policy? >> well, no, the japanese constitution does prohibit the fighting of -- on behalf of an ally or its troops fighting abroad. what has changed recently is that he is a more nationalistic prime minister and wants to see japan pay a more muscular military and other role in world affairs.
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he has reinterpreted part of the constitution allowing japan to come to the aid of an ally if that ally is in itself under very serious threat, but that still has to be implemented in the japanese diet, the parliament here and he did say in his interview this morning that there would be no japanese military involvement no plans for japanese military involvement in the middle east on the side of the united states led coalition against isil. what is part of this whole story that is japan did announce during the prime minister's visit to the middle east that it would pledge $200 million to countries fighting isil, that destined for humanitarian purposes. it was branded as part of the fight against isil and those here in japan say that is part of the reason perhaps why these men were targeted. i think others point out these two men were in syria taken in a very dangerous place and that
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isil has obviously made the most that have in the current political climate. >> perhaps taking a new direction. harry, thank you. >> president obama also responded to the news about the purported death of a japanese hostage, calling ate brutal murder adding: >> secretary of state john kerry is on his way to nigeria tonight, plan to go meet with two leading candidates in next months presidential elections. nigeria has been did he have today by boko haram attacks an issue dominating the on going political campaign. kerry will meet privately with president goodluck jonathan and former army general tomorrow. >> eastern ukraine is on edge after rocket attacks hilt the city of mariupol killing 27. pro-russian separatists are fighting for the strategic port
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city and rejecting peace faux with ukraine. in another setback the accept are activities say they've taken control of a city northwest of donetsk. the attacks in mariupol hit a market, schools and homes injuring close to 100 people. >> in kiev, dozens gathered in independence square to honor those killed. mariupol has been little fighting overall but if accept are activities captured the city, it would be a strategic asset. charles stratford reports from donetsk. >> sirens ring across the city, a washing that more attacks are coming. this amateur video those residential apartments, windows blown out across the road from another building in flames. a woman's body lies in rubble, the body of a man close by. ukrainian soldiers patrol the streets. >> there's damage to the buildings and market. they hit the moment people were buying groceries. you can see the bodies over
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there. >> pro-russian rebels launched attacks on mariupol, a great strategic prize to both sides. it is a major city between russia and annexed crimea. it is said the attacks were committed by the russian military, saying vladimir putin was responsible. putin blamed the recent upsurge i have not violence on those he says issues criminal orders. the separatists took control. ukrainian military post outside donetsk thursday and have continued to launch attacks from northern areas of the city. >> these attacks should come as no surprise, rebel leader saying
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that he had enough at efforts calling for some sort of truce and threatening what i called an multi-pronged attack taking in that area, including mar pom city. we now hear from journalists attending a ceremony in commemoration for people killed in a bus attack earlier this week that rebel leader said the battle for mariupol has begun. >> i spoke to director of clem bei can't university said ins statute. i asked him what has caused the fighting so escalate. >> what we've seen, nato has been reporting increased russian transfer of technology, weapons in many cases servicemen to help with the rebels in their ability to inflict pain on ukrainian army. it's been a big shift in russian
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policy over the last few months. >> the donetsk airport fell to rebels. how significant was that? >> not really materially, because the airport had been completely destroyed but symbolically was important. this was an item that president poroshenko put a lot of capitol on defending. >> mariupol was shelled today. what does this mean about the scope of the fighting? >> it certainly means that the scope of the fighting has expanded. it's a reach for the rebels to say that they will be able i think to project their power all the way to mariupol without substantial russian aid on a level we haven't seen thus far. the real tragedy of this conflicts that the ukrainian government has not shown the ability to defeat the rebels as long as the russians are involved. the rebel's haven't shown the discipline or capability to create stable government that would allow a peace plan to
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exist. >> venezuela's economic crisis is expected to have a huge impact on elections later this year bad news for the struggling nation's president. his approval rating has taken a dive. today, opposing parties hit the streets in a rare show of unity against the government. we have the story cram caracas. >> it was called the march of the pots and pans, a fitting way to protest the chronic shortages forcing millions to spend their days in never-ending queues for milk and diapers to meat and medicine. >> the government is destroying the business sector. >> we need to recover our fighting spirits. we can't allow venezuela to turn into another cuba.
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yet given venezuela's acute economic and political crisis and the socialist president nicholas maduro's plummeting approval rating, the call to the streets was lackluster. opposition leadiers hoped that mounting discontent would bring out a large number of low income venezuelans from traditional government strong holds who have grown tired of queues, double digit inflation and rampant crime. >> this marks an invisible frontier between the municipalities of caracas originally the opposition called on supporters to gather and march from here but at the last minute decided against it, as usual, preferring to protest from their comfort zone. >> in part to avoid confronting the national guard deployed by the government to block roads and prevent what it says was an upauthorized demonstration in this part of town.
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leaders of the practicingmented opposition did their best to present a united front. >> maduro needs to step aside so venezuela can unite start a rebuilt our nation. >> the disappointing turnout indicates more than just protest fatigue. >> people are waiting for them to provide leadership, waiting for them to say something substantive. they have to come forward with actual solutions before people are going to follow them. >> at stake is the outcome of crucial elections which must be called before the year's end. al jazeera caracas. >> to new delhi india now we take a look at air force one president obama arriving. he plans to meet with india's prime minister. two are expected to discuss green energy initiatives and adjustment investment in india.
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india's nuclear power plants, again, air force one arriving in new delhi. >> the millions displaced by the violence plus what's next for the region. to see it yourselves. >> which side of the fence are you on? borderland, tomorrow at 9 eastern, only on al jazeera
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>> welcome back, another live look you're looking at air force one, president obama arrived moments ago expected to step down. this is his second trip to india as president. the president is planning to meet with india's prime minister, two expected to discuss green energy initiatives and u.s. investment in india's power plants, as well. president obama arrived in india where security is especially
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tight. as he steps off air force one coming up in just a moment. >> time now to take a deeper look at the cries in syria. it's been nearly four years since the syrian uprising against bashar al assad led to the ongoing civil war. 2,000 are dead, many more wounded, and million dollarss are displaced. turkey jordan and lebanon have refugees len nobody struggling, having trouble to find space to bury those who died. we have more from the valley. >> when her husband was hit by a car and died, the family had to find some way to bury him. it wasn't easy. the town's main cemetery was full. eventually the lebanese owners of a plot in another cemetery agreed to let them use it. >> back home in syria, you could bury the dead anywhere, but here
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now, it's very hard. we didn't know what to do with his body. >> at least he's been buried near their refugee camp. >> we're lucky to have him close by to visit his grave. my brother always said when we return to syria, we will take his bones home with us. >> the united nationses 1,100 registered syrian refugees have died in lebanon since the war started. unofficially the number is believed to be much higher. in lebanon most don't have enough money to pay for all the associated funeral costs but the plots are usually paid for by charity. >> a man died. when we went to several local cemeteries they refused to bury him. they didn't tell us why. once they know we are syrian refugees they say you can't bury him here. if you use a private cemetery,
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you have to have money. if you don't have money to eat how can you pay for a burial? >> the other option sending the body across the border is complicated and costs at least $2,000. also most refugees sunni muslims and traditionally can't be buried alongside christians, shias or people of other religions. >> the syrian can't be buried in that christian areas which is they don't allow it. they feel a sunni area is more welcome. >> this was bought by a charity but is quickly figure up. >> most syrian refugees arrived in lebanon expect to go stay a
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few months, now many of them will never return home. nicole johnston, al jazeera lebanon. >> refugees have spilled across syria's borders into lebanon and jordan. while the humanitarian cries threatens the security of the area the conflict has widened. >> u.s. and coalition forces have launched 2,000 airstrikes against isil, yet the group still controls large areas of iraq and syria. isil fighters are also reportedly along the borders with lebanon threatening attacks near the hometown of hezbollah. >> syrian president bashar al assad remains in power aided by iran's revolutionary guard hezbollah fighters and political support from russia. al-qaeda's syria branch he will
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nusra targeted hezbollah fighters within syria. factional fighting has spilled into lebanon. the scale of the cries is overwhelming. half of the population, 7.6 million syrians are now internally displaced and more than 3 million ever fled the country, becoming refugees and threatening the stability of neighboring countries barely able to cope with the humanitarian needs of so many people. refugees have flooded lebanon who have a population of 4.5 million with a fragile balance of christian muslim and jewish groups. >> israel has launched airstrikes often targeting weapon system believe to be bound for hezbollah.
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after israeli airstrikes last week the group claimed it has rocket that is can hit any part of israel. in nearby jordan, there are 640,000 syrian refugees. the government says the totally is actually double that. even the smaller number would be a staggering burden in the small relatively poor country faced with the shortage of water high energy costs and the highest unemployment rates in the arab world. >> mr. landis, welcome. here we are the greatest challenge for the west is what to do now with assad. are there any viable options at this point? >> it's important that the international community continue to give large sums of money to
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help the refugees get food, warm clothing, and some mod come of decent housing. we've had a number of scares, because the u.n. agencies, the world food program in particular has said they don't have enough money and they've several times announced this, they've cut off feeding about a million .5 people in december and of course the international community came up with the money. it's always touch and go and hard to run a consistent program without real funding way ahead of time. >> as we look at these camps what type of humanitarian aid is arriving? >> the world food program is feeding somewhere near 4 million to 5 million syrians inside syria a month. three points 8 million refugees are registered outside of the country, the biggest numbers in turkey but there's lebanon and in jordan, 650,000 roughly.
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there's a lot of -- most of the aid is coming from the local countries. in lebanon few are staying in refugee camps and many are trying to find jobs around lebanon, particularly in beirut. it makes it very difficult for local workers who have to compete with them. >> i want to talk more about these refugees and especially lebanon. stand by for just a moment. a director of a think thank based in beirut spoke to us earlier about the challenges that syrian refugees face inside lebanon. >> they settle in open fields, they rent rooms they go to hotels, they do whatever they can to survive and they get aid from international relief agencies the u.n., local relief groups all kinds of different people support them, but there are real tensions, because of
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the refugees in terms of they take jobs away in some cases from the lebanese, refugees tend to work for lower wages often working illegally without a permit and that reduces income and wages for other lebanese. they deal in some cases where there's totally unregulated living conditions, you end up with environmental pollution and problems with the underground water system being affected, because of a lack of any kind of sanitation control. there are stresses on the health system on the education system, on the water system, electricity in some cases and you're starting to get evidence from surveys done that there is resentiment and security fears by lebanese, some lebanese against their syrian refugees. >> that was the assessment in lebanon. how is the situation there different from turkey and jordan? >> turkey's a monstrous country
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of 80 million people. it has well over 1 million syrian refugees, but can absorb them much better. it's the seventh largest economy in europe, the 17th largest in the world. it is much better equipped to absorb 1.5 syrian refugees than lebanon, which has over a million in a country of 4.5. it's one out of every five lebanese today is a syrian refugee and this is a very precarious situation. the animosities have grown. we've seen a number of syrian workers be thrown out of building windows vigilantes have attacked them while they're sleeping. there's some real nastiness that is cropping up, because the tensions are immense. when i was last in lebanon every taxi driver complained, because the syrians are doing
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the work for half the price. you can see them everywhere on every street corner, people waiting to be picked up for jobs. it's adesperate situation. >> we talk about humanitarian aid and lack of response. are syrians giving up on the west? >> i think they have largely given up on the west. not entirely, of course. they keep hope that go somebody's going to intervene but realize now with president obama's campaign against isis that there isn't going to be real help. he says he's going to train and equip and evidently there are those beginning to be trained. it's not a number that's going to change the balance of power anytime soon. it's quite clear that united states is counting on the survival of assad in damascus
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and in the major cities, because should he fall tomorrow, the united states is worried that isis and al-qaeda will sweep in and grab these capitol cities and then it would be almost impossible to dislodge them. the united states even though don't like assad they see him as a bulwark against extremist groups that are tarting americans. >> i want to talk about these terror groups and especially the children. how big a danger is there of them joining these groups? >> there's a very big danger. the example that would be used are palestinians. 800,000 were chased out of israel palestine in 1948 and more in 1967, but they came --
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their injustices only festered in refugee camps. they became radicalized with many groups that began and in many ways really pioneered terrorism in the middle east in order to try to do something about their unjust situation and bring word focus on them. the same thing is going to happen with syrians and the syrian problem is so much bigger even than the palestinian problem. with one out of five lebanese today, a syrian refugee who has nothing in these camps and in squatters neighborhoods, it's going to become -- it's going to become explosive. >> not to mention the lack of education for these children, as well. i want to talk about the conditions here.
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we talk about the winter months bringing freezing temperatures across syria certainly bad news for the millions of internally displaced people there. i want to take a quick pause because the u.n. is appealing for urgent help. we have more on that. we're going to continue after this. >> it's freezing cold in aleppo. they are desperately trying to keep warm. without wood and fuel, he can't. he has no choice but to use whatever he can find. >> we have no money so we were forced to break our furniture for heath. we have no relatives here. they have all gone away. >> aleppo used to be a big city for business, but all of that is buried under rubble and covered by layers of thick snow. most of these neighborhoods have no electricity. the cost of diesel and gas increased three fold. even if available people can't afford it. a few clinics look after the sick without replies to help
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them recover. winter is killing people. >> they died as a result of the harsh cold, the direct cause was respiratory and cardiac arrest. >> tents aren't much of a shelter in these conditions. a dozen have died from the cold in syria, including a baby. the u.n. says it's getting worse. >> without a hospital in aleppo, there's an increase in respiratory diseases among children due to weather conditions. >> freezing conditions swept the middle east last week. refugees living in camps in jordan and turkey and here in lebanon, nine syrian refugees died. the weather has now improved, but the united nations say people living in camps are still suffering. >> in the syrian countryside around homes there isn't enough bread to go around. activists blame the government for preventing truckloads of
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wheat from leaving the bakeries, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without bread. >> it's been six days without wheat. people are grinding barley, corn and animal feed, using pasta anything to make bread. >> a bitter wind whips through the streets of aleppo, a desperate place cold and squall lid and there's likely many months of winter and war left to endure. al jazeera beirut. >> when you hear these stories why do you think this humanitarian cries has been overlooked. >> getting into aleppo is extremely difficult because aleppo is surrounded on one side by isis, the other side al-nusra the south by the syrian government, increasingly trying to surround the city. for aid for western aid convoys to get in there is extremely
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difficult. we've seen aid people working around the aleppo kidnapped and their heads cut off by isis. it's not just the syrian government making life very difficult, it's everybody. the environment is very hard for n.g.o.'s to get into aleppo and people have been doing without water for days on end without heating flue i had. it's terrible. i just came from a memorial service here in oklahoma for people who's parents just died in aleppo at the age of 80, but they had been going through just miseries with no water and trying to find fuel. it's really a miserable situation all the way around, and there's no end in sight and that's the scary part about it. >> no end in sight when, if the dust settles what does syria look like? what does it hold for its people? >> i don't think the refugees are going home and that's the real challenge for the region, because syria is locked into a
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six war today. many of the supporting nations like the united states or russia iran, saudi arabia, are going to help their proxies not lose and have given them enough money so they won't lose, but not enough so they can win. this is a recipe for an intractable war. it's very hard to see how syria will ever rebuild. if assad survivors even part of the country, he will have crushing sanctions on him. america's bombing the other half of the country where al-qaeda and isis dominate today. it's not a rosy picture and i don't see an effort to rebuild economically. the close to four mill refugees will be locked out of the country for a long time to come.
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>> joshua landis, appreciate your time. >> video captured just moments ago, president obama arriving in new delhi india. the president and first lady stepping off air force one where they greeted the prime minister of india. the president giving the prime minister a hug. the president will spend three days in the in the region involving meetings with the prime minister and discussions on nuclear niche i was and green technology. both the u.s. and india are trying to revive their economies, so trade relations will be high on the agenda. india occupy as strategic location in asia, bordering pakistan and china so defense and security issues will also be discussed. >> in light of climate change concerns india is trying to move from coal for energy needs and hopes the u.s. will help with green technology. we have a report from western
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india. >> every time he turns on the light, he saves money. he spends nearly $1,500 setting up this micro solar unit. >> if you invest in this, you save $400 every year. that means you make up your investment in four to five years, after that, it is all profit. >> he saw the benefits and was willing to make the initial invest, but not everyone is. electricity is still relatively cheap, with nearly two thirds of india's power needs met by ready available coal. advocates for solar power are convinced that the current demand will change.
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>> the hope in several indian states is for fields of solar panels to become a more common sight. 900 megawatts are already produced. the governments hope is for solar energy to contribute 80% of needed electricity by 2022. there are challenges in developing this technology, including figuring out its long term effects. >> traditionally large scale solar plants require a lot of land. critics worry they'll encroach on agricultural and economically sensitive land. that's disputed. >> i think there are a lot of question marks. >> environmentalist said there is no such thing as wasted land in india. he recommended smaller units on
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homes and government buildings. >> they should be centralized and used on existing land. >> the government is trying to respond to criticism with projects like this solar plant being built over an existing canal. right now there aren't many like it. it is suggested that no matter how small the power plant it pace to go solar. >> coming up, we head to the snowy hills of park city, utah for day three of the sun dance film festival. and on the streets >> there's been another teenager shot and killed by the police >> a fault lines special investigation >> there's a general distrust of this prosecutor >> courageous and in depth... >> it's a target you can't get rid of... >> the untold story...
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everywhere. we have the story. >> rows of hospital tents empty. hygiene equipment unused. this was to be a front line in liberia's fight against ebola but it came too late. >> over a month and a half now and then over two months and a half now this plates was the epicenter of ebola virus disease. the arrival was late. >> that e.t.u., that ebola treatment unit was flown in by the u.s. as the virus spread, but it was delayed by government bureaucracy. >> the fight to get an agreement to help, the international community to even draw the attention to help, so it took sometime. then when they decided that they would help, to get tents coming
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from abroad here, a whole lot of challenges. >> countries around the world sent equipment troops and medical staff to west africa as part of a global effort to help stop the spread of the ebola virus. this treatment unit is 70 kilometers north of the capitol monrovia, one of several which have hardly seen any patients infected with the virus. >> if they had come earlier than august it would have helped the situation. i think the death toll would never have risen to where it was before they came. now the death toll has almost subsided. if you went to the e.t.u., you would find less than 10 people there. >> part of the problem is because some liberians have been scared to use the centers in case they come into contact with people with the virus. medical staff are trying to persuade them to come to get treatment for other illnesses. >> we have to be aware that we
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can reassure these people to use the facility that you do have people dying for other reasons. they would survive if only they'd make use of the facility. >> these centers showed up late, but some people are still glad they're there. >> greek voters head to the polls tomorrow, suggesting an historic victory for the party. the new democracy party warns for giving debt could lead to the expulsion of the euro zone. >> the european bank is unveiling a new program to give the economy a boost. they plan to pump 1.1 trillion euros to the european economy a move they hope will help governments tackle sagging
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growth and a lack of jobs. >> we need sustainable work in europe. with low growth, unemployment, people being dropped out of the labor market, we are seeing the whole political foundation weakened. >> the bank says a prolonged period of low oil prices could further improve the global economic outlook. >> >> in iowa, potential gop presidential hope was appeared trying to drum up support and build credibility with conservatives in the state. they took turns pitching what they want to see happen in american politics. >> since i was elected governor, we cut taxes in wisconsin reduced spending, balanced the budget. we took the power away from the big government special interests and we put it firmly in the hands of the hard-working
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taxpayers. that's what we need more of in this great country. >> we need to be the party that goes out and says we are for fiscal responsibility and balanced budgets. all those things are right but they're not enough. they're not enough. we need to be pro growth, but we also need to be pro worker. we need to be on the side of the american worker. we get the senseless obstacles from washington out of the way. that means tax reform and regulatory reform. it means sending the locust of the e.p.a. back to washington. >> we should point out no one has formally announce add run for president from either party. >> coming up, what could be worse than damage ago priceless artifact like king tut's burial mask? plus ahead the forecast. >> freezing rain again across
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parts of ohio and pennsylvania. we'll tell you how long that's going to last and when more snow hits. that's coming up.
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rain. we get a return of more snow and more winter weather. the next blast of winter weather, you can see coming to the midwest swings right on up into the northeast again mainly impacting new jersey and again up into new york as we get into monday morning. we'll be watching this, because it's going to bring i he is some essentially the snow accumulations, places like pittsburgh and we had the heavy wet snow come down with the ice on top of it in pittsburgh. we have a story for the west coast. you have been enjoying this long happy stretch of warm weather. your warm temperatures in some places in the west coast your low temperature has actually at sometimes been the high for this time of year. how often does that happen? the high temperatures for sunday are still above normal. we broke a record high today in
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seattle, one degree away from portland we broke a record high in redding, you were in 80-degree weather today. the sunshine bringing in the warm weather again but some of these highs are not going to be hit. the reason for that is because you have high pressure and it's created an in version where the cold air is nice and settled in on top of the warm air on the ground while the fog's going to set up and sit there and not allow some place to say actually reach their peak-high temperatures what's going to change things up for southern and central california, we talked about drought all year long. every year for the last three years we talked california drought, but now come rains. monday night a light rain will mix things up, bring better air quality. there's some good parts to the wet weather. >> i want to look at the 80
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again. it's going to be an active weekend and start to the week. >> the sun dance fill i am feet vest kicked off this weekend. we have more from park city utah and how digital plaintiffs like netflix and am dan are changing the way hollywood does business. >> it's one of the big topics here at sun dance the digital revolution in film that allows independent filmmakers to reach new audiences in new ways. >> the streets of this old west town are full of filmmakers and producers hoping their independent movies will be hits. increasingly the sign of success is not top billing on a cinema marquee. on line video on demand and high quality television net works are competing with the traditional film release. last year was the worst for ticket sales in north america in 20 years. >> i think it's only going one
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direction. i think that when you have a generation of consumers being conditioned to get things when they want, how they want, the industry's going to have to figure out a way to make that work. >> i saw that something was not right. >> a dark comedy called to answer parent by the on line retailer amazon won this year's golden globes award for the best series the first time it went to a show that never aired on a traditional t.v. channel. top tier filmmaker woody allen has been hired to write and direct the next series. >> there's no longer that stigma that television is a lesser product than film. you have top tier actors being willing to and having a certain is a she. >> north korea was said to have hacked sony, but the studio may have stumbled on to a new
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distribution model by releasing the interview on line, taking in $15 million of on line sales and rentals in its first weekend. video on demand is a lifeline for independent films. the vast majority of people who wind up seeing the 123 pictures at sun dance this year will watch on line. that's good for filmmakers and film lovers. >> with independent movies unless you live in a major market a lot of times you don't get the opportunity to go see them if you don't have a local art house theater, so certainly that's a great avenue for these more moderately budgeted movies and smaller movies to sort of have this alternative release option. >> for consumers it's not just a matter of wider choice and more convenience. it's also a question of cost. a family of four can spend $50 or more on a trip to the local multi-plex even without the
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popcorn. by contrast for a few dollars more that family could enjoy a year's worth of movies from the comfort of their living room couch. >> talk about a big oops here, one of the world's most famous ancient egyptian artifacts of damaged during a botched restoration. officials at the museum in cairo say king tut's beard was knocked off by workers. they used glue that was more damage than helpful to rare it. it left a visible gap under the chin. >> weavers from the northern india city are hoping to impress michelle obama with their handiwork, using silver and gold threat in a garment hoping the first lady will wear the gift and help boost their business.
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