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. >> this is al jazeera. hello, everyone. you are watching the news hour live from london. coming up in the next 60 minutes: a series of bomb attacks hits the syrian capital damascus. at least sixty people die. leaders search for a way to e for a way to end the war. >> 60 are killed in nigeria. the group boko haram is thought to be responsible. >> a palestinian police officer is shot dead after wounding
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three israelis in the occupied west bank. >> the zika virus spreads further across latin america. the government of el salvador warns women not to get pregnant. we will be here with all of the sport including six of the best for djokovic, the world number 1 has crowned the australian open champion. hello. negotiations to end the violence in syria get off to a difficult start in general eve fighting continues on the ground. at least sixty people have been killed in an attack in the syrian capitol damascus. paul brennan has the latest. >> the triple blast ripped apart nearby vehicles, shattered buildings and killed scores of people in the immediate vicinity. the main target appears to have been a bus which was carrying shia militia men.
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the district is a site of pilgrimage and home to syria's holiest site. the shrine. militia men and syria army soldiers operate road blocks around the shrine. the lebanese group and other iraqi and iranian militia did have a strong presence there. many visit the shrine before heading into front line combat. >> i would like to say that these messages that are drenched in blood will not stop us but will make us more resistant and determined syrian state said a car bomb had been detonated and two suicide bombers then blew themselves up nearby as people were being rescued. the ex mroebsz happened just as delegates began convening in geneva for the first u.n.-mediated peace talks in two years. >> the head of the syrian government delegation claimed it
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showed a link between opposition and terrorism. isil which follows the sunni branch of islam has claimed responsibility for the bombing. paul brennan, al jazeera. >> ourdrom attic edit is in yen eva for those talks and joins me from there right now. where are we at right now with these negotiations it appears to be talks about talks. >> we are basically there at the moment, yes. there is no actual substantial negotiation taking place. there are meetings taking place and they have been since friday, but no actual what we are hoping will happen or certainly what the u.n. is hoping will happen, some sort of proximity talks between the two sides: that certainly has not' started at this stage and the syrian government is saying they are somewhat frustrated by that. they say the invitation to this talk from the u.n. and the u.n. security council resolution has not been honored. these were the words from the head of the syrian government
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delegation, ambassador a al jaffre. >> wir not aware of the other party including the special envoy and his fem. they do not nor do we have a final list of the parties. they have delayed six days. we do not have a final as we speak. more than one delegation that's why we are referring to them as the opposition parties rather than opposition party. >> those are the comments from the syrian ambassador, the head of the delegation here for the government side. he went on to say he felt he didn't have a list of the names of their delegation. he said thayer tours, not professionals. let's get the other side of this now. let's speak to one of the members if they get to negotiations, the actual negotiations around the table, she will be part of the negotiating team for the opposition. joining me now on al jazeera. the syrian ambassador saying,
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you should have been usual not taking this seriously. >> we would have wanted the regime delegation to take things seriously and to create the conditions for us to enter immediately into syria's discussions or negotiations on the key issues. we have come to, because over the last weeks, we have not seen any improvement of the humanitarian situation. what we know today -- and this is where the progress is is that the international partners have all agreed that our demands on humanitarian issues are personally legitimate, that they are an implementation of the resolution of the security council and that these clauses, articles in the resolution, are to be implemented before negotiations. >> the syrian government said today that you're coming up with preconditions. that's what he described. >> nobody any more in the
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international community still says these are preconditions, not mr. demsastur, not the united states, not any of the european countries. the range e-mail can say what it likes. everybody recognizes these are rights of the syrian people, basic rights and bank violations international humanitarian law. on that side, we know precisely where the international community stands and we have commitments, written commitments from the u.n. as well as from our international partners. so we are looking at modalities for implementing these humanitarian issues or humanitarian relief issues and that's what we are asking the enter the national community to do. >> explain to me, though, what concrete things have to happen before you are going to start talks because, yes, you had reassurances from people as you say like the u.n. and like the u.s. but as you know, john kerry
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isn't besieging anyone. ban ki-moon is not bombing anyone. the people who have given you assurance can't deliver. >> mr. ban ki-moon has named it war crimes, staffation for surrender is a war crime and is recognized in international humanitarian law. when mr. kerry agrees that this is true, when all of the other ministers agree that this is true, i think the international community understands what the sufferings and the hardships are on the syrian population, not only for moral reasons and humanitarian reasons but also, because we want to get the refugee floods to stop for europe and the europe countries see it. they are pay, the price in terms of their own security and their own reviewege, the refugees flooding their own country. so everybody is concerned here. everybody knows that this crisis cannot be contained, that we have completely failed to
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contain it, in addition to the disaster for the population. rest uj ease are still leaving syria every day. 2,000 people cross from turkey to grease every single day. so what do we do? i guess that is where international community cannot fail. we need to see improvement on three levels. humanitarian aid that is for the u.n. to tell us when that is atriev atrieved. thank you very much. joining us, she will be one of the negotiating team? the 17 strong negotiating team from the opposition side if, of course, felicity the opposition decide to join negotiations. i am being told by some sources it's likely some opposition members may well meet the
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special envoy, mr. demastora again at this late hour and clearly discussions continue but no final opposition. still i think divided opinion. some of the armed groups particularly concerned about the situation and suggesting if they don't get what they want, they are going to go home. >> james bays, thank you. at least 6 fiefl people have been killed in an attack in northeast nigeria. thetac took place on saturday night in delory 5 kilometers from maidugury. boko haram is responsible t suicide bombers targeted a crowd and fighters shot at residents and set houses alight. adozen victims are said to have been burnt beyond recognition. >> from the nigerian capital, akmed tell us more about how this attack took place.
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>> well basically according to security sources, the attackers came through villages before they reached it, itself. some residents thiey may have come from an area not far away where gamari is. when they arrive, they started firing at residents setting homes on fire, burning some of the people, banning some of the victi beyond recognition. as people tried to run for safety, three suicide bombers to target the crowd. >> that's what caused most of the attacks. >> actually, they came in two vehicles and motorcycles. what the military is not saying exactly is that how many people have died exactly how many people have died. but they said many people have been killed in that particular attack. >> we keep hearing about attacks
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by boko haram. how strong is this group now in nigeria? >> largely the boko haram group has been decimated over time. over the last exhibit months, we have seen how military frifts cameroon, chad, and nigeria have stepped up their operations against boko haram. we have seen them placing boko haram from most of the areas they were holding. attacked and captured territory the size of belgium. people in those areas. most of these areas they liberated, what security sources are telling us is that the boko haram is largely contained in forrets and the forest which the we just talked about not far away. and, of course, on some islands in the lake chad basin. what is happening now is that we have seen boko haram resorting to the use of suicide bombers.
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in our symmetrical warfare, it looks a bit undecided about what to do because this is not a group of fighters that you can see or you know where they are. they can just melt into the crowd and set off devices like that. we have seen over the last few days how they have attacked communities and we also are hearing about attacks on the side a few days ago, we heard how they have attacked markets, schools in the northern part of cameroon. this is one of the things that military authorities or governments in the region will have to deal with over the next few months or so. >> is going to -- not going to be easy for them. >> indeed. the african union will not be sending peacekeepers to burundi over the weekend. discussed deploying soldiers to dwell the political violence. government objected to the deployment and its president
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previously warned it's countries who will fight any foreign forces trying to inter. this update from the au summit. >> the heads of state have decided to suspend any deployment of au troops to burundi without the con sentence of the government. they decided today push more aggressively for a political solution for all to jump start an all inclusive political dialogue. they are also sending a high-level delegation to burundi to talk to government officials, to talk to president pierre to try and conconvince him to say yes to a deployment of troops to that country basically to help the local authorities in the disarmament efforts and in the production of civilians under the neighbor. has always criticized rwanda of arming and training rebel groups in refugee camps there,
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officials have always denied this. >> with my in the studio is dr. michael emura for the center of african studies t thanks. peacekeepers and troops are not going to be 70s to burundi. that's right: that would be too much to ask views some other states have. why were some so reluctant and who are they? it's actually that. considering the sub regional ethnic balance between huti. they have decided that he needs
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to be president of burundi for a very long time. i think that needs to be factored into the analysis. dialogue and burundi would consider all of that and cannot weigh that into the discussions. >> that's why they won't stay in power for a long time. >> there is going to be more dialogue, more african union envoys if you like are going to be september to burundi for talks. how those talks are likely to be structured and in reality, going to have any effects? >> that increases. human rights abuses. it would be a starting point for some sort of dialogue to go on but immediately, they wanted to stop the human rights abuses. actually, any sort of unwarranted attacks.
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the positions of the woods get a message that this is what the game plan is. then the real politics of how to overcome that will will kick off from there. human rights abuses are a key issue to deal with at the moment. >> upsecretary ban ki-moon says he is not adverse to the idea that u.n. peacekeepers could go in likely to agree to that. >> not likely at the moment. it depends upon the terms and conditions of that. if they can assure him that they are not there to actually, you know, plan his overthrow. he would either show us that this is here and i am safe, precisely how this ainsurance can be made is a military thing. precisely what's what. if they can assure him that they are not there to overthrow him behind the back and that they are there to keep peace, he may
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will listen to the u.n. peacekeepers. >> good to get your analysis. thank you so much. thank you? >> thank you. >> still to come on thissays newshour, a palestinian policeman is killed after opening fire on israeli security forces in the west bank. why the berlin airport is providing shelter for refugees. critic captain michael clark has a change of heart five months after quitting the sport. firs to iraq where troops have continued their ad vance on isil positions in ramadi. iraqi soldiers have been fighting with pocket did of isil resistance after the city was recaptured at the end of last month. isil still holds significant areas of north and west of the
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country as well as parts of neighboring syria. the united nations has appealed for emergency funding to help iraqi respond to a growing humanitarian crisis. the u.n. humanitarian coordinator says $861 million is needed to plug a shortfall in iraq's finances caused by the collapse in oil prices. an estimated 3.3 million iraqis have been displaced by fighting between the iraqi armed forces and isil over the past two years. they are among 7.3 million people the u.n. says are in urgent need of help. it's warning that depending upon the intensity of fighting in cities such as mosul, that number could rise to between 12 or 13 million by the end of the year. al jazeera's imran khan has more from the capitol action baghdad. >> with the fall in oil prices is facing a real shortfall in the funding for the humanitarian crisis. what the u.n. have said is they can raise -- they want to raise, sorry, $861 million.
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now, the iraqi government says they need 1.56 and they have about 43% of that and are relying on the u.n. to be able to raids the rest of it. however, what the u.n. have said is that they don't have that money. they need to go and ask international donors to give them that money. there have been some concern from the u.n. and iraqi government, the international community doesn't have the money. take a look at europe, the refugee crisis, a lot of mean cun trees saying we need that money to help people back home also, we have a funding shortfall not just in iraq but in syria as well and a lot of the u.n. programs simply aren't being funded. although the u.n. have said we need this nearly 900 to help iraq out it's that money isn't there yet. >> money needs to be raised. and, also, we haven't seen the fall of fallujah which would spark another humanitarian crisis among the cities, also iraq's second largest city of mosul is under occupation by isil.
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we will be seeing a perhaps a liberation of that city or at least an operation against that city at some point this year, according to iraqi sources. >> will spark another humanitarian crisis and the u.n. will have to reassess their as with the iraqi government. >> a palestinian police officer has been killed after he opened fire on an israeli checkpoint. he wounded three during the attack in the occupied west bank near the illegal settlement man world as a body guard in ramallah. a correspondant is in west jerusalem and sent this update. >> this is the second time that a palestinian authority security officer opens fire on israeli soldiers when it comes to the latest wave in violence. let me just read what was pasted on his facebook page just before he carried out this attack. he said, unfortunately, kwho see anything worth living for as long as the occupation will remain and is muz ling our breath, killing our brothers and
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sisters. this is a huge concern for israel and the palestinian authority because there is extremely close security coordination when it comes to israel and the palestinian security services. this is something difficult to understand. a lot of reports in the media here how concerned the government was that this could happen again. so we have seen it happen again. we have to say it is an individual action. however, it does highlight the extreme frustration, certainly if you look at the words that akmed posted on his facebook page the impact offitsis's obvious occupation is having not just on ordinary palestinians but, also, those who are supposedly there to help israel try and contain situations and keep the security and peace in the west bank which is, i think, a cause of a lot of frustration for ordinary palestinians. an incredibly complicated nuanced situation but one that is a concern to both israel and
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the palestinian authority. >> more than 10,000 refugee children have gone missing. europe's agency says the figures are for children who disappeared from the system after registering on their arrival. the agency says 5,000 have gone missing in italy alone. it says many are being targeted by sex trafficking rings. saying it's a relief authorities are tracking children. >> the fact they are paying attention to mineers is important because mineers need protection and there is a suggestion that there are up to 10,000 and many or some could have fallen into criminal hands or smugglers' hands. so we don't know frankly. i don't think authorities know what the real situation is. a very, very large number of those coming across from afghanistan from iraq and syria are minors. sometimes with parents. sometimes they are on their own great members they need to be
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cared for. >> bur lin's abandoned airport has been brought back into action to house some of the thousands of refugees who are pouring in to germany. berlin correspond event dominic cane has more details. >> this was one a point of departure for germans looking to travel to foreign parts. now, it is a point of arrival for a growing number of refugees. the hangers that once house the aircraft now house people. most have come to germany from syria with their families. >> abu hassan says the conditions here are poor and cramped. >> first of all, i want to thank the german government and the german population for the helpfulness. in reality, the situation at the refugee camp here is bad and miserable. there are several reasons for that. we come from a different culture. we care a lot about our personal space, but this is not to be found here the food is very bad. we and the other families take
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food and throw it away. >> many of these people have been here since last september. the company that is providing the facilities to look after them says the system needs to change. >> what has to happen here is really like a political decision about this relationship because at the moment, it's like people are staying there for months. they have to provide 5 square meters per person. that's not enough. >> it was once different. during the 1930s, nazis portrayed it as a cultural show piece when the second world war ended, it was a vital venue during what became known as the berlin air lift. when thousands of planes brought food and other supplies in to a city that had been cut off by the soviet union. did the code war, temphoff became an air force base. all aviation activity ended in
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2008. since then, the city has converted the old runways into a municipal park called templehoffer. in recent times, it's been an open space once the airport was closed. for now, it's a venue for growing numbers of refugees, a m metaphor for the influx of people who have come here. dominic kane tell former templehoff airport. >> there is a going fashion market for muslim women who wear a vail but a tax increase across the region, there is pressure to ban the hijab. a report. reporter: designing clothes for the muslim women for senaglese, it's a business opportunity that can't be ignored after working for carl logerfeld, she started her own brand in dakar, adapting her designs to the latest
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trends. customers no longer want short skirts and sleeveless tops but ask for longer dresses and even the full veil. >> women, whether old or young feel more respected wearing the v veil in conservative societies. it's a sign of confidence and trust worthiness. >> other designers like her are showing their collections at the muslim conference. diversity in fashion for muss let me women it's called halal fashion but some of the outfits could soon be banned. senegal's president says full-face vails pose a security threat. they are illegal in cameroon, nijer and chad where dozens have been killed by suicide stackers who detonated bombs concealed under their robes. they are promoting fashion not
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violence. >> i think it's stig mattizing the wrong people. i don't have it's saying in a way, let's create an alternative. let's create this trend the let's show people that i think it's fashionable that i can be open minded, that i can be smart, entrepreneurial, that i can bear without having to show my body if i don't want to. that's the message we are trying to get across. >> halal fashion is a growing market. last year alone, it was estimated to be worth $230,000,000,000 globally. not just loebl shops. big brands and even tommy hilfiger are making clothes for muslim women. they see an opportunity in halal fashion. so despite the security threat,
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debates surrounding the vail, tuti and others here believe that the demand for clothing like this is only going to grow nicholas heart. >> is it i will to come on the al jazeera newshour, we are going to tell you why monday's caucus vote in the u.s. state of iowa is so important in the race for the white house plus. >> one third of people now have reduced lung function because of the air pollution this winter. >> in sport, toronto raptors equal a very unique record. those details coming up.
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nigeria. the country's military says boko haram is responsible. >> raing troops have gained against isil fighters who remain in ramadi, the capitol of anbar province. u.s. secretary john kerry was speaking about the situation. those peace talks in geneva? i appeal to both sides to make most of this moment to seize the opportunity for syriaous negotiations to negotiate in good faith with a goal of making concrete measurable progress in the days immediately ahead. the world is hoping that both sides will move quickly to meet the needs of millions of desperate syrians to reduce the pressure on neighboring countries to reduce the levels of migration and help restore peace and stability the main topics on the agenda for these negotiations include arrangements for a nationwide
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cease-fire and establishing a path to a political transition that will bring this conflict to an end in accordance with the geneva communique of 2012 and u.n. security council resolution 2245. while battlefield dynamics can affect negotiating leverage, in the end, there is no military absolutely to the conflict. >> let's get reaction from al jazeera's senior political activist. he joins us from our headquarters in doha. having heard all of the comments being made by the various parties in the last couple of hours, how do you assess the position of both of these sides as the u.n. struggles to get the talks off of the ground to be honest with you, felicity, i think much of what we have heard today is starting with assad's representative in geneva through u.s. secretary of state john kerry. it's all talk. it's a bit of a circus today.
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everyone is trying to score a point and no one is making any substantial point. what we have heard just now from secretary kerri is a lot of hot air. he knows all too well as james bays made the point in his question in geneva, the russians bombarding, the assad regime and his al likdz that are incarcerating towns and neighborhoods as i wrote today on our website, much of what's coming out in trmdz of dip diploargumediplojar diplojargop resembles what we have heard over last 25 years on the palestinian oslo track. i just hope where after 25 years
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of negotiations, palestine is under objectionpation. >> you sound pessimistic, hot air that both sides are employing. i think the rhetoric was to be expected as we go through the early period of each side dance around the other is there a chapters something could happen even if they take next 6 months? >> just to be clear on the phrasing here i am realistic. if you know, you would know the entire region is falling apart. that's not pessimistic. realistic. entire countries are falling apart. syria is in the midst several war a quarter of a million
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people have died opposition is clamoring for ending starvation of some of the palestinian communities in syria. do we expect something better to come out of these talks? like every other diplomatic process in this world, diplomacy is base positive page number a balance or imbalance of power and balance of power today seems to be on the side of syria, russian backers and iranian allies, not on our -- no on the side of the opposition that's basically has been abandoned by the united states and other allies. >> on that balance of power that way, is it partly because of the emergence of isil in syria? the emergence of isil has given the syrian government an advantage, if you like. it's strength was from the beginning, assad was saavy about
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this. he said from the beginning, it's about terrorism and somehow what started as peaceful protests for social justice freedom i needed up with isil. certainly, as many havationsed in the region, the regimes both in iraq and syria have had a hand in the rise of isil and had a hand in not fighting isil but fighting, rather, modest oppositions or the moderate obvious zithz both in syria and iraq. now, yes, as you said felicity, the international community or so-called international community did clammer after the paris attacks and bernadino attacks in california in order to come together in november 14th and really pushed through a diplom59ic process. unfortunately, this diplomatic process was enshrined in u.n. resolution 2554 which is the
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same russians who support the assad regime. we find ourselves in a place where the syrian opposition has no choice but to go and if it goes, it really needs to make sure that some those paragraphs in that resolution such as stopping the bombardment, lifting siege, stopping the starvation of people and releasing some of the political prisoners like women and children is done before any real political process begins. >> in doha, thank you. >> now the saudi-4red collision fighting howti rebels is to investigate the deaths of civilians killed in airstrikes. it says it regrets civilian deaths and will .a committee to look at improving targeting to avoid further casualties. it comes days after saudi arabia's ambassador spoke to al jazeera and defended the accuracy of the coalition's raids claiming the houthis were responsible for indisriminate
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attacks. the world health organization is meeting in geneva on monday to decide whether the latin american zika outbreak constitutes an international public health emergency and to decide on its response. where the outbreak began last may, doctors are assessing 3,700 cases of microcephaly. that's a condition where babies are born with abnormally small heads. it is suspected of being linked to the zika virus. health authorities there and in other affected countries are advising women not to get pregnant this year. the virus has spread to 23 countries and territories in that region. the latest nation to join the list. al jazeera's john hullman reports from el salvador where 6,000 suspected cases are being investigated soon to be mothers in a hospital in el salvador, all worrying about the same thing. zika virus.
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it's spreading fast here transmitted by mosquitos. scientists think if the more is affected, it could cause brain damage. the link is yet to be proved but el salvador's government has already taken the extraordinary step of warning women not to get pregnant for at least the next year. that's too late for kristabell suffering from the fever and rash that come with zika. eight months into the pregnancy, the risk to her baby is lower but she still is sick with wo y worry. >> i wouldn't have got pregnant. i would really have waited for the outbreak to have finished. >> the vites minister of health says this is the tip of the iceberg. authorities only recently detected the virus here. they are getting ready for the brain-damaged children they think could be born in around seven months' time. we started to discuss this to took at what special resources the system needs to give support to these children looking at
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other countries who have had the problem to strengthen our institutions. the emphasis is on prevention. while contraception is widely used, one in this can a lick country don't have is terminating their pregnancy en if the fetus is brain-damaged. congressman for the capital city believes el salvador's no tolerance abortion laws need to be discussed in light of the zika threat. it's a debate we should take more seriously without the subjectivity that relig-october myths can generate in our country to open up the defensive life to the babies, the mother, the families that could be generated. for now, the government's concentrating on the root cause, the mosquitos carrying my. public spaces all over the cap toole. there are more than 6,000
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suspected cases of the zika. what the future may bring. john hollmann, al jazeera, san salvador. monday, iowa will be the first u.s. state where each no thoughts it's candidate. for months, presidential hopefuls have spent millions of dollars wooing iowa voters because a win there can make or break their campaign but with a population of less than 3 million people, why many are asking why iowa is so important, from des moines. kim by the wayly halkett explains. >> you better get your bread out. >> in hoilz like this the united states will host its first official votes in the presidential nominating contest. when are is this caucus going to be held? >> to caucus means to gather.
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you won't see polling booths. 3 medical people became problemnant in the united states election cycle through historical accident. >> in 1972, there were a series of changes to select their nominee to be president of the united states and iowa happened to go first that year. so, iowa has been first ever since. passing out clips of paper for you to vote on. >> the republican caucus is simple, supporters vote by secret bal objection tossed in a hat or basket. the candidate with the most votes wins delegates to go on to win national conventions where nominees for both parties are officially elected. >> the democratic caucus is a little bit more complicated. supporters gather in the center of the room and break off in to groups behind the candidate they support that's where things get a little intense. >> one faction coming and
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visiting a representative from a faction visit with another faction and trying to swing people to their side. >> he is more committed to the party, itself. >> the debate between caucus goers can be heeded. still the results serve an important purpose. >> eiowa caucus is such because it's the first litmus test of what americans are feeling about the people who want to be their commander in chief. >> the process has one big challenge. >> because everybody has to be in one place at one time action it means that if the weather is bad, it makes it harder for people to come out and get to their caucus locations. of course, it's iowa. it's cold. there is a good chance of snow. >> despite months of candidates courting iowa voters, the results could come down to the weather and whether supporters show up on a cold winter night. kimberly halkett, al jazeera,
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des moines iowa. >> kimberly with one of the best explanations of a caulk under the circumstances i can remember. that's how it works. here is what some of the voters are saying. >> in the reason why chose bernie, he seems the most the most personable and most every day man type candidate. he has a lot of good ideas and some of the programs that he is talking about now offering i feel would increase employment and give us all an opportunity. >> i am a hill resupporter because she's a power woman, someone that i can look up to fighting for the rights of me and others. i support ted cruz because he is
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a consistent christian conservative pollution levels reach historic highs. >> this is how arora stays fit. he used to exercise here in the park every day until this winter, when it started making him sick. >> i get minor colds, headaches. i feel my lungs reason heavy. these are the problems i never really noticed in the previous years when i was living here. >> a government survey shows one third of people in the city have reduced lung function mainly because of air pollution. while aurora doesn't know how badly he has been affected, his doctor has advised him to spend less time outdoors. >> i used to go running every earning. now, i don't do that any more because i feel like my lungs feel so heavy. and every time i go, i go to a neighborhood park to run, i
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actually come back feeling il ill-because i can smell like the pollution out there. >> many doctors have seen an increase in complaints breathing problems especially among children who are more vulnerable. specialists warn the effects may last even after pollution delves decrease. >> once the pollutions level goes down, infection rates go down, it will go back. we feel there may be a chance th that. >> with collusion levels now among the worst in the world. growing popularity of cars is one of the main sources the government is adding more buses and expanding the natural rail noteworks. it had recently success in banning drivers on amount earn nat days. in the short-term, the government wants ming to think
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about hard rising temperatures are expected to bring down the pollution in the air making it at least more to rabble? but restoring the city's air kraltty will need some clear thinking with a long-term horizon. still ahead on the program... as far as body art goes, i think i might be sticking to pedicures. >> it is not for everyone, but we will tell you why body art is booming in venzuela. bad weather forces world's number 1 to put the open rallied on hold the
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hello. welcome back. sport now. >> fell usty, thank you. world number one, novak djokovic bet andy murray to win the australian open. the serb is the second man after roy emerson to win 6 titles. >> now six of the best for novak djokovic with a the serb taking home justify the amounts to the greatest players of all time. his opponent andy murray would testify to that the gap between them as players seems to be
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getting bigger by the year. the first set came and went in 30 minutes. djokovic taking it six games to 1. such was level of play that even when murray looked to be getting upper hand, the worldnu 1 always had an answer. the second set was much less one sided. it still went away. once again, the third set was no walkover for djokovic but as he has done so often against murray, he found an extra level when needed. needed a tie break, 7 to 3 for a 3 set to love victory, 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 for his 11th grand slam title. he has some way to go before he reaches roger federer's all time record of 17 grand alarms next in hits psychiatrists nadal,
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djokovic in 5th plates we should cha cherish every moment we get to experience now because these are the tournament did that we will value and we want to play well on and no doubt that i am playing the best in my life in last 15 minutes. >> the one major title french open. if he can't win this year, dream of winning all four grand alarms in one season could be a real possibility. >> al jazeera. >> brazil's juarez won his second title within 24 hours. men's doubldz with jeremy. title with russian partner elainea, two sets to 1. suarez is the first brazilian to win on an australian open title
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which see booked their place in the last 16 of the fa cup. they got there by thrashing the mkdons. pretty much out site by the break. oscar hitting a hat trick. winning the fa cup has taken on added importance for chelsea with their defense more goals in the second half than in hazards scoring from the spot with bernard wrapping up a 5-1 win. >> former all oftralia cricket capital will come out of retirement five months after quitting the sport resigned after last summer's ashes will play for sidney great team western suburbs next month. >> being away from the game, spending nearly 5 months away from crickit action i have missed that competitive side of the game. i tried to replace in part, i enjoyed. it gave me that feeling but now,
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i think it's time away from the game. you know my father is playing cricket. i think it's in my blood. i love the game of cricket. australia could have done with michael clark in a t 20s international are ar rounding out a 3 nil is he ease whitewash. coming up in march. >> in the defending it championship, warriors won after a late three poynter with 2.2 seconds left on the clock. there was also a win for the toronto raptors who came from behind to beat the detroit pistons, 111 to 107. 11th win in a row. record of major league baseball team blue jays scoring 14 from toronto. >> play has been suspended at the sig pour open putting world number 1 jordan spieth world's tour on hold. round 4 is set to resume on
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monday, they will return to complete the battle for the title after being interrupted at a crucial moment. he was leading on the 16th green facing a 12-foot to save par. spieth was on the 18th green and 4 under par for the day but t with a chance to level. that's your sport for now. now back to felicity. >> far a, thanks so much. finally, venzuela is hosting one of the south america's largest tatoo and body art con veblingsz. virginia lopez went to check out some of the very unusual designs. >> it's a convention that attracts people who love both tattoos and body piercings. 400 artists and enthusiasts from around the world are in the venzuelan capitol. they are here to show off some of their best work. in some cases, well, you decide. >> attract a lot of attention. people point at me or stair especially kids.
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but i don't feel like a freak. it's art. >> more than 450,000 people are expected to attend the four-day event, the largest of its kind in the region. for event organizer amelia gonzalez, the sides of the convention, especially in a city that suffers from chronic shortages from anything from milk to syringes and considered the most dangerous in the world is a clear sign tattooing is here to stay. >> in venzuela, tattooing arrived 30 years ago. it's not a fad. it's part of the culture. although the country is going through a difficult patch, it doesn't mean the culture stops. >> from mauri warriors to game members in el salvador, at that tooing has been practiced for sacred and as at the time i can reasons. it is the perm nance and pain having an image engraved on their bodies that makes tattooing so special. as far as body art goes, i think
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i might be stick to go pedicures. for others, the commercial success of tattooing and its acceptance into main street stream culture has stripped the ancient art of its true essence. >> i believe tattooing is mystical. not only stenciling an image. i study so i can advise what symbol best represents what you are looking for. >> according to the event organizers, an hour at some of these tatoo parlors can cost you $400. >> is more than 20 times the monthly wage in venz. some might argue it's not that much for something you will be wearing for the rest of your life or that in a city like karakas is one of the few things that can't be stolen. village lopez, al jazeera, karaka. >> still not sure she actually did get a tatoo in the end. that's it from me and the newshour team. thanks for watching. david foster is with you in a couple of minutes. do stay with us.
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