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>> hello there, i'm barbara serra. this is the news hour live from london. thank you for joining us. coming up in the next 60 minutes. >> every time i think about those kids it makes me mad. >> an emotional u.s. president outlines his action to tighten gun control. venezuela's opposition takes control of congress but three short of super majority.
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at least 36 refugees die as two boats sink over the coast of greece. >> i'll have all the day's sports including the english premier league. >> u.s. president barack obama has announced new plans to make it harder to buy a gun. the so-called executive orders include closing a loophole that allows gun sales without a
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background check of the buyer. >> many of the ru republic party presidential hopefuls spoke out about this. >> we saw the show when the president was announcing the measure, he got quite emotional, didn't he. >> he really did. and we never see this from president barack obama. if anything we'v we have he's been criminal sized of being too stoic. this came as a bit of a surprise because the speech had been going on, and then he really did, he started to tear up, and
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he sounded more determined than ever. let's take a listen to what he had to say. >> every time i think about those kids it gets me mad. and by the way, it happens on the streets of chicago every day. [applause] >> so what have we been hearing from the abraham lobby? >> the national rifle association is very powerful. the president took them to task and members of congress as well. but his strategy is not necessarily going to try to get gun legislation through congress now. it's not going to happen while it's controlled by republicans. they don't want this legislation. but he's trying to get the american people riled up. the nra for its part came out with a statement saying this is a president who is attempting to distract his lack of a coherent strategy to keep americans safe from attacks. and saying that americans don't
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need more emotional condescending lectures that are devoids of facts. they'll challenge the president's actions in court. it's not completely clear that he has constitutional authority, although the white house says he does, but the constitutional authority to act where congress wouldn't or couldn't. the president wants to get more money for mental health, and he wants to add 200 agents that can do background checks. there is a loophole in the system that i someone tries to get a gun and they get a background check but it takes more than three days to return back that background check then they can collect that gun. so he's going to add agents not only to investigate gun shows but to do these background checks. to do that he'll need money from congress. we're already seeing from congress that they'll fight him down to the last penny.
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>> patty culhane with the latest from washington, d.c. thank you. moving now to venezuela where the new parliament has been sworn in. amid a power struggle with the socialist president. for the first time in 16 years the 167-member national assembly will be controlled by the center right opposition. the coalition for the democratic unity wanted two-thirds authority in elections last month, but not all of them have been able to take their seats after a challenge in court by supporters in president nicolás maduro's socialist party. demonstrations have been held by supporters and opponents of the government accusing each other of subverting democracy. the president himself called for calm ahead of the inauguration. first of all, just help us through what has happened with the inauguration and the swearing in. basically this hinges on the
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super majority that the opposition was meant to have, which now doesn't really seem to have any more. tell us more. >> yes, just on monday the supreme court published a ruling challenging the election of four legislatures in a fairly populated state. basically the supreme court was saying that it has to investigate what pro government candidates claimed were fraudulent votes. this has been questioned receively by the opposition who claims that the judicial coup and another strategy by the government to strip them of a majority. the mood was quite tense. all 112 legislators were allowed in, but only 109 has been sworn. they promised to challenge the opposition and they'll remain defiant and will rule with the
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super majority that the people granted them in the polls. >> this has been a divisive time anyway, a real change in the landed scape of venezuela. the political situation, is that intensifying the division? what is the mood like in the country? >> yes, well, there was a renewed sense of hope amongst more than half of the population that voted against the government or for the opposition. hoping that the dire economic situation that the country is in at the moment could some how be solved with this new assembly. certainly th the assembly has vowed to pass the legislation that would allow the economy to r reactivate. but again the government has taken several measures to block the super majority. one of the measures includes stripping the super majority, like i said, but also stripping the opposition of the power to
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name central bank directors. this would have an impact on any kind of economic legislation that the assembly might want to pass. but also what we're seeing is the country entering into yet a deeper political gridlock than it's been in in the past, and this will certainly have an impact on much-needed economic measures that will soften the chronic food shortages that the country has been going through for more than three years now. >> live for us in caracas, thank you. the united nations says that the civilian death toll from nine months of war in yemen has reached 2800. the latest figures show that the cease-fire 81 people were killed in december. and since the war began on mar
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march 26 26, 2700 have died. in yemen there was an attack where two of the president's bodyguards were killed. government forces recently recaptured aid finance houthi rebels. well, amidst of the war and turmoil in sanaa an art exhibition has opened. it's the first of its kind since the saudi-led air coalition began. >> the capital of war-torn yemen. a city at the heart of the houthi led rebellion. that becomes apair rant with a closer look through the vibrant
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colors and pressure strokes you can see the fighting, the turmoil and the loss. >> it reflects a fear the people of yemen feel, people trying to get away from the constant death and destruction. >> the conflict began in 2014 when houthi fighters supported by iran, launched a rebellion and took control of sanaa. in those ten months the united nations said more than 6,000 people have been killed. nearly half of them civilians. the exhibition is the first of its kind since the bombing campaign began in march. once invited to the ministry of tourism. now he's an artist. >> much of the heart reflects
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the bombardment. women and children have been the main victories. >> u.n. brokered talks to end the fighter has suffered a setback. the saudi-led coalition announced on saturday it was pulling out of the cease-fire that began in mid december. without a clear path to peace people are determined to express themselves and the turmoil that they see. >> one u.s. soldier has been killed in southern afghanistan after coming under heavy mortar and small arms fire. two others were wounded in the attack in helmand province where heavy fighting has been taking place. the taliban has been focusing it's attacks to try to expend the group's control of the region. earlier the pentagon gave more details to what happened. >> an u.s. service member was killed and two more were injured when they came under fire when they were conducted a train,
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advise, assist mission on the ground in marja in helmand province. two medevac helicopters were sent to provide assistance. one of those waved off. the second landed safely but sustained damage to the rotor blades. that helicopter remains on the ground this is an i don't know going situation. there is still a fight going on in the immediate surroundings and we'll provide more details as they become available. >> the bodies of at least 36 refugees have been found at two locations on the turkey's aegean coast. turkish coast guards have rescued several people and are looking for more survivors. jonah hull reports.
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>> the rubber dinghy has capsized. the bodies washed back ashore on the beaches of turkey. >> we came an hour ago. we heard a boat sank and hit the rocks i think these people died when they came to swim to the rocks. we came to help. >> but there wasn't much to be done. the turkish coast guard disbatched three boats and a helicopter to search for survivors. eight people were rescued. including one man who emerged from the freezing waters on his own. it's estimated a million refugees and migrants entered greece through its outlying islands in 2015 traveling on to
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central and northern europe as part of the biggest humanitarian crisis on the continent in two decades. so we see the migrant flows are continuing through the winter, and obviously the fatalities are continuing as well. >> this is where most are heading. the greek island of l session bos. but despite efforts to improve efforts, international volunteers say that refugee's welcome can be a harsh one. >> women, young children, they are not safe at night. there is stealing. there is raping. there is--there are knives here. there are guns here.
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those things happen here. >> so the fate of even those who survive the sea cross something uncertain. many will eventually find safe harper in european countries like german. but here on the greek shore their ordeal has just begun. >> here are some of the stories ahead on the al jazeera news hour. a vision for the future of syria. a list of demands ahead of the u.n.-backed peace talks later this month. also it may look like paradise, but we'll tell what you is driving many people away from puerto rico. we'll hear from one of the world's greatest footballers as he starts his new job as real madrid's coach. >> bahrain has call the all
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flights to and from iran amid a growing dispute. on saturday protesters attacked the saudi embassy in tehran over the kingdom's execution of the dissent closuring nimr al-nimr. it said that they're severing relations. now heres what the turkish prime minister had to say about the dispute. >> iran and saudi arabia, which are friends and allies of turkey are two important countries of the muslim world. the current tension between the two countries is carrying the potential to increase the still continuing tensions of other parts of our region. all countries should acted rationally and we expect them to decrease the attention rather than increasing it. >> saudi arabia's foreign minister said that the current situation will not effect
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political negotiations on syria. the syrian opposition has made a list of demands ahead of u.n.-brokered peace talks. they say they want to see confidence-building steps from the syrian government, including immediate end to the bombardment of opposition-held areas. >> the syrian due to start later this month. the syrian opposition leaders want confidence-building measures from the syrian government before the talks begin. they want syrian government forces to stop bombarding opposition-held towns and cities. they're calling for political prisoners to be released, and they want humanitarian aid delivered to those in desperate need. >> at least, stopping this
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onslaught by the regime to tell the opposition that it is serious about the negotiation. >> the groups are fighting on the front lines against the syrian government and it's allies such as iran and russia. however, the political option lack unified command and have different visions for the future of syria. last month they try to unify the opposition before scheduled talks. >> it is possible for faction leaders, rebel leaders as well as political opposition to come together. but how can they go to the table when the situation on the ground is so divorced from the reality on what could take place in geneva? >> even if the opposition can't find common ground, talks to try
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to end the war will be difficult. the opposition said it won't bargain with president bashar al-assad and demands he leaves for transitional government comes to power. foreign ministers support groups say assad's future isn't pre-determined. there is a sense of urgency from many parties to end the war, the reality is they may not be able to do so. >> dozens of iraqi security forces and tribal fighters have been killed after the islamic state in iraq and the levant launched it's biggest-ever attack. officials say the group launched an offensive from three directions and fighters targeted security points in villages and towns. dozens were injured. that comes as isil has lost 30% of the territory it once held in iraq and syria. the coalition has been launching airstrikes to help fight the
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group in key sisters in iraq, ramadi as well as in syria. leaders of an armed group that has answer over a nature reserve in the u.s. said they'll leave when their demands are left. the protesters in burns, oregon, wants the lands turned over to protesters. the group calling itself citizens for constitutional freedom said that the government aggressively took the land from ranchers against the rules of the u.s. constitution. >> we all see that we're being successful and being prepared to leave when the ranchers are being restored. they're moving cattle back to the ranchers. the logger is back to the hill,
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and they're safe in the use of their resources. >> let's speak now to gabriel he will gonzo, who joins us live. we're just hearing from the leader of this group. he was speaking about two hours ago. what else have they been saying? >> in short, they'll stay as long as necessary. you can see the guys milling around there. that's the entrance to the refuge. the truck is completely blocking it. you'll see this watchtower, that normally is where park rangers are stationed. they watch over the different birds and animals around here. but now they have armed anti-government protesters there. this press conference that they had held here.
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the message is they do not plan to leave any time soon. what they say is they're going to start collecting contracts, they say dozens of farmers or ranchers here in this area have been illegally kicked off their land, according to this group. they say they're going to fight to get that land out of the government hands and back into the hands of the ranchers. this is a very difficult task. how they plan to do that, they didn't specify that. but i will tell you that key from this group is they have no plans to leave any time soon. >> it's interesting that they seem to be saying that they're fighting on behalf of other local ranchers, but in light of that what is the local community been saying about all of this? >> two things. first, the sheriff last night was saying two words for these people. he said go home. so the sheriff is wanting people
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out of here. the community and the town of burns is about 50 kilometers over my right shoulder. let's pan out so you can get an essential of how vast this area is. the community we've been speaking to, they're divided. there are east people, ranchers who say they support what these anti-government protesters are doing, but are hesitant that they're actually using weapons and bringing all this attention to their community. others are saying they shouldn't be here. others i've spoken to in the last hour. she said she's torn. a lot of issues they have with the federal government are issues that they have had for a long time, but no one has paid attention. now with this protest, with this over taking of this refugee here, now they're getting the attention they need, and they want to try to make some changes with their relations with the federal government. i can tell you that the fbi is
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now in control of this situation in a sense in the response the government's response. but there is no police, no fbi agents anywhere around, as you probably saw as we panned out the come are a there. they think that the federal government, the fbi, police do not want to show a presence. they don't want to i am explain the situation and make it more volatile than it already is. >> gabriel elizondo in oregon. thank you. the u.s. territory of puerto rico has defaulted on $174 million of debt payments. people in the caribbean islands are now looking to washington for help. robert ray reports now from san juan. >> the island of puerto rico is defaulting on debt payments. >> we've seen that through 2014.
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>> local senator said that puerto rico cannot stop the crisis until washington helps. >> in order to pay for the services we'll have to sacrifice for the services for the people of puerto rico. >> trying to pay down debt the island has slashed healthcare and public transportation services. they let go of 30,000 public sector workers, closed over 100 schools, and increased the sales tax by more than 50%. >> no matter what side of the aisle the politician is on in puerto rico, if you talk to them and ask them for the recession and the massive debt almost all of them will point to a 1996 act of congress that cut corporate tax incentives. by the time 2006 came along most of those big companies left the island. >> puerto rico's governor speaking exclusively to al jazeera described what
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happened next. >> puerto rico had to bring investors to the island. to bring manufacturing to the island. they shut down that with ten-year period that ended in 2006. what happened? we went into recession. >> puerto rico's jobless rate is 12.5%. more than double the national average of 5%. last year 84,000 left the island, and 1,000 more joined them each week. most headed to the u.s. mainland. then there is the 45% poverty rate clouding the future of the working class. >> the crisis that developed, that took decades to develop would not be involved for one day to the next so for them i know what they're feeling, and because of them i'm trying hard to fix these crisis that we
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inherited about. >> the debt load has been building for over a decade, and the long-term outlook appears bleak with more payments due in the coming months. the only hope is if congress allows the island to restructure the money owed and start from scratch. >> much more still ahead for you in this news hour, including germany's aging population and low birth rate are creating a skills shortage, but can refugees fill the void? >> in malaysia if you're a first-time home buyer it's more and more difficult to buy within the city center. i'll tell i couldn't housing projects like this is becoming more popular for the first-time home buyer. >> in sports news miami's big names set up, we'll be here with that and the rest of the sport in just a few minutes.
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stories here on al jazeera. >> every time i think about those kids it gets me mad. >> u.s. president barack obama has spoken of his anger at the deaths of child victims of gun violence as he unveils plans to insure background checks are carried out on anyone buying a gun. venezuela's new parliament is being sworn in amid a power struggling with president nicolás maduro. the bodies of 36 refugees have been found on turkey's aegean coast. the government is urging the public not to automatically blame refugees and migrants for an attack. there were 60 complaints of assault and one of rape, and the police investigation is underway.
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>> amid the investigations it will become clear who will be involved. making this an issue of over simplification. now it's about determining the facts and drawing the necessary conclusions. >> we'll get more news from germany amid an aging population and a low birth rate creating skilled shortages. we go to a small town in central germany where they're hoping that the thousands of skilled refugees coming there could provide an answer. >> an affluent town that is home to 22,000 people. despite the apparent prosperity, one group is increasingly missing: young people. in the last 15 years the population of the town has fallen 20%. the decline is being blamed on a
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combination of a shrinking birth rate. >> the schools run out of children. we have regular school in our area in the first four years 150 to 200 children. that's normal. and we ran out of children down to 50 children. and if only have 50 children you're not able to manage a good school. >> it's a similar story in many cities. fewer bits an ever increasing pensioner population. one leading academic said it is creating a serious skilled shortage, and the professionally qualified refugees could be part of the solution. >> the big expectation is that the migrants would also be a remedy to the labor market shortage that we have in germany. we have a shortage of
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high-skilled labors but also a shortage of young people. >> helping refugee who is want to work by teaching them vocational courses and german language skills. many are benefiting from the training. >> we need to forget about what has gone on in the past and focus on the future. i would love to stay here. they're so much kind and so good. that is my dream. i want to have the opportunity to start from. >> back here, many people want to give refugees like hassan that opportunity. the local mayor said that refugees with professional experience could help provide an answer to the shortage of jobs in the german workforce. dominidominic kane, al jazeera.
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>> garissa university in kenya has reopened nine months after it was attacked by al-shabab. 148 people, mostly students, were killed when gunmen open fired on campus in april. the police are permanently stationed at the university. in senegal islands around the low-lying delta of the region are fast disappearing beneath rising seas. thousands of people living there have become climate-change refugees. we have reports. >> a suit case. all belongings that were once safe inside this man's home before it was destroyed by rising water. it has become a daily ritual, find out what she can save before it rises again. standing in what was her living room the memories are confron
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confronting. this is what remains of a kitchen where her mother shared her recipes. >> i'm scared that more of our lives will disappear, washed away in this water that won't stop rising. >> it is a slow and kuwait quiet disaster unfolding in senegal area. under nearly one meter of sea level islands are being submerged. the brackish water has destroyed paddy fields. they first thought it was from far away storms but then it was given a nam name: climate change. the government built a small wall around the island to stop water from coming in, but it wasn't high or strong enough.
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the united nations is spending millions of dollars in low lying deltas around the world. those who know about the efforts about global change say that it's too late. homes are disappearing and many are leaving this island. many have moved further in, to the capital or into europe. there are more climate refugees than political refugees in the world. united nations estimates the numbers will rise to 50 million by 2020. among them the women from the island. they're already on the move searching for a better place to live. al jazeera.
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>> china's central bank has spent millions of dollars trying to stop a sell off of its shares in the stock market. they continue to sell their shares when stocks plunged by 7%. adrian brown sent this bid from beijing. >> tuesday was another bad day for chinese stocks. the change high, shenzhen and hong kong closed down around 7% and hong kong almost 3%. the reason for the continuing jitters of the market is this, on friday, restrictions over the selling of shares are due to end. these restrictions were imposed during the market turbulence in the century. but if these restrictions are eased it would mean cheap stock bringing choices down further.
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now let's be clear one of the reasons why some of these companies want to sell their shares they have no faith in their companies so they try to sell them off to individual investors, but the government wants to protect those investors. the day to watch this week is going to be friday. >> setting fire to a moving bus in china killing 17 passengers trapped inside. state media said that the suspect carried two buckets of petrol on to the bus, ignited them, and then escaped from a window. >> about 400,000 indians making a living selling things on the streets of the capital, but a
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government plan regarding their activities make them fearful for their future. >> this is how she earns a living. she sells jewelry. she's worried what little she makes will soon be taken from her because of the state's government plan to regulate street vendors. >> if they take this, we won't be able to make ends meet. my children will take to the streets and will fall in with the wrong crowd. >> the city is home to thousands of street vendors of all types, many with little or no regulations. they would summit a clear policy on tuesday regulating the number of vendors and helping others to
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find new jobs. details of the policy have not been released, but the street vendor association said that it was discriminatory and imposed heavy fines and threatened to ban vendors from cooking outside. they fear that the new policies ignore their concerns. >> why are you not asking about the street vendors? >> some also believe the benefits of having street vendors are being overlooked. this researcher said that their mobility to provide much-needed services are an important part of the business chain. >> one is the need of the customer who wants cheap, affordable, inexpensive, necessary stuff, and the other is the producer. who is making this and sending it out. and it's a huge clientele.
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>> al jazeera asked government officials to comment on the new regulations, but none responded. without the details of the policies being announced street vendors are wondering what will happen to them. >> another question is whether policy can be realistically enforced on hundreds of thousands of street vendors. even if some are repa bill tated as planned there are thousands of migrants come together city, many who will take up street seasoning for their livelihoods. >> buying a property for the first time is difficult no matter where you are in the world, and that now includes malaysia's capital. some kuala lumpur residents are priced out of the market and are having to buy elsewhere. we have that report now from malaysia. >> the first-time buyer and searching for her perfect home. she's been looking for six months. she works at a bank it has taken time to secure the mortgage.
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ant without it she can't make any firm offers. >> it's very difficult to find a house within our budget, so we have no choice. we need to find a house out of town. but in some houses there hav have--the condition is not really good, so we need to invest a lot of money to repay and renovate. >> she has a $95,000 budget to work with. the average salary is around $10,000. ththere has been less consumer spending because of higher taxes. analysts say that house prices will fall again in 2016 with 50% of mortgage applications rejected there are few with finances to buy property in the city. some analysts say that the government needs to tackle this.
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>> they can come in and divide strategies and work on those strategies to make affordable housing much more easier. >> that's what this developer has done. these homes will be complete in supply. they're very close to commuter links with housing projects like this springing up. many believe this is the solution for first-time home b buyers and mortgage lenders. they believe this is a viable and affordable solution for those who work in the city. >> there is a niche in the market and this property developers knows it. homes like this can cost up to $70,000 and have been constructed a because there is a market for them. >> the fundamentals have not changed in rein years. there is affordable.
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>> it's the type of property that she hopes to finds but have to wait until projects like this are completed. al jazeera, malaysia. >> the arrival of the giant vessel packed with containers also shows how the united states is lagging behind the worldwide shipping industry. melissa chan has been up close in california. >> it's called the benjamin franklin owned by a french shipping company. making a stop here in the port of oakland and a few days earlier los angeles. called a mega ship because it can hold 18,020-foot long shipping containers. usual ships hold about 5,000. >> what is important to demonstrate the port of oakland is not only ready for these
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ships but capable of handling them efficiently. >> this is the benjamin franklin and this is a boeing 747 or as compared to the aircraft carrier, the uss george h. w. bush. >> it's the mega ship's maiden voyage. oakland has actually dredged to a depth of 50 feet to accommodate larger ships and raised the height of eight of its cranes. but what puerto officials herald as the biggest car do ship to visit the united states will shuttle containers between asia and europe. when it comes to shipping the u.s. is behind the times. while mega ships dock regularly at ports in arab and have for years, in the u.s. major ports are just starting to makeup grades needed to accommodate mega ships bringing in bigger cranes and dredging to deeper waters. >> the federal government needs to develop a comprehensive
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strategy. the arrival of these very large vessels is a stimulus to have these as part of the infrastructure and to get their act together. >> oakland and los angeles may have welcomed the benjamin franklin this time, but it doesn't mean that either port can handle many more of such calls. but carrying more cargo pressure treat means less pollution. >> it's a considerable challenge, and it puts stress on the companies that move cargo for short distances and then they often put on railcars to different parts of the country or t sent on with movement. >> even with $150 million u.s. price tag, some believe it makes economic sense. west coast port recognizes the benefits of mega ships. >> the port of oakland employees 450 people but it influenced
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73,000 jobs. that many jobs depend on the port. with increase cargo comes more jobs yet. so we see a true economic benefit to the region as these big ships arrive. >> that is the hope, but as mega ships dock with greater frequency, the question is how quickly american ports can keep up. melissa chan, al jazeera, oakland, california. >> sport is coming up now, including the south african captain who leads the way as his side tries to save the second test.
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>> tech giants and tiny start ups have converged on las vegas to showcase their latest developments at the consumer technology fair. this year's major theme is wearable technology and digital sensors. rob rends is there for us. >> this is the consumer electronic show 2016 being held in las vegas, and if you can see behind me, exhibiters are frantically trying to set up all of their stands and booths to show of their awares. there is 150,000 people attending this show including contributers, buyers, and other aten dis and the media. now one of the big interesting aspects of this year's s ces is the automotive industry and it's
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tie in. ford motor company is showing off some new technology, it's sink dashboard smart system that can sync up with people's smart phones like androids or iphones, and use the mapping apps and allotters of other apps in the car itself so you can merge your car with your smart phone. volkswagen is here finally all these companies like google and uber, they're all looking at driverless cars. that's going to be the big thing in the future. the chief economists hearsay
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that the experts expect 100,000 fully autonomy driverless cars on the roads by the end of this decade and perhaps a million by 2030. >> we'll see. now it's time for the sports news. here is farrah. >> thank you so much. bayern munich manager pep guardiola said that the english premier league is his next stop. the former coach has received several offers but he has yet to sign any. >> you know i think i'm young enough at 44 i need a new challenge. i don't want to finish my career as a coach without experience in england. i've talked many times with the president of bayern munich on that subject, and i'm very happy and grateful because i know the club wanted to keep me here.
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>> he wants to turn things around at real madrid and win everything this season. the grinch man was speaking at his first press conference. the 43-year-old promised to to display the seam attacking play as he used as a player. >> i'll try to evolve from what i was to what i am as a coach now. my goal is for the players to enjoy it on the pitch. but i have to contribute with something else from my players. that's going to be day by day with our work as a team. >> sepp blatter's former right hand man faces the prospect of a lengthy ban from all football activity. he said that ex-secretary accused of being part of the plan to profit from the resale of world cup tickets a charge the frenchman denies. the ethics committee has
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recommended a nine-year ban and fine for misuse of expenses. serena williams says she's fit. serena retired during the second set of her match because of inflammation in her left knee. she already missed the u.s. opening loss to ukraine on monday. williams is the reigning australian open champion. >> yeah, i think i'll be able to get it right for australia, and i'm literally taking it one day at a time. i have so much going for me right now. i know i'll be okay. it's not really a bump. it's a minor thing in the road. >> two more of the world's top women's tennis players have been hit with early season injuries. both maria shar sharapova, she
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hurt her arm. >> and raphael nadal has won his first match he lost the first set and came back to advance to the second round. two miami heat stars names stuck out in an over time win for the indianapolis pacers. chris bosh with season my 31 points. but the heat still had to overcome a deficit. this effort on the buzzer sent the game into over time. >> south african captain led from the front in the second test against england and cape town. his match-saving effort in the first anything's total, andy
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richardson has more. >> only an early collapse on day four of this test was likely to produce a positive result. and that never looks likely. england didn't help their own cause dropping eight catches during the innings. hope captain making it to 200, the third slowest and a saving effort. just missing out on his century. anderson taking his wicked for 86. that was the end of south africa. at times they looked out of depth, but this was to be his day. the 25-year-old scoring his maiden test he finished on 102.
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england's opener jived the close and the draw now looks inevitable. >> and sebastian won in 2:09.29. he now leads the standings by five minutes. >> that's all your sport for now. it's now back to barbara in london. >> thank you very much. and that is it for this news hour. due stay with us, though. in the next few minutes we'll get more reaction from the united states to president obama's plans to tighten gun control. that's all coming up in just a few minutes. thank you for watching, bye bye. bye.
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>> everyone time i think about those kids it gets me mad. >> invoking the memory of children killed in a mass shooting an emotional u.s. president outlines his actions to tighten gun control. hello there, i'm barbara serra. also coming up on the program. venezuela's opposition takes control of congress but three short of their super majority. at least 36 refugees die as two boats sink of turkey's coas