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starring jacki chan and pierce brosnan. >> hello, welcome to the news hour. i'm nick clark in doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes. standing together, german and turkish leaders say that the refugee crisis is something that the world must share. lifting hopes. more survivors are found two days after taiwan's earthquake. [ protesting ] political turmoil in haiti. protesters celebrate the
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departure of thei their president. and now there is a hole in their leadership. winning the third title in 17 years. >> turkish and german leaders have been holding talks in ankara. they spoke of projectcal ways they will help those who need it. and they spoke with the syrian and russian airstrikes in alep aleppo. >> we were shocked to see the suffering caused by syrian government bombardment as well as russian jets. we have to remember the u.n. resolution in december which russia did agree to, to immediately cease any operations against civilians. this is why germany and turkey will come to the u.n. and demand
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respect of this resolution, which was signed by russia. >> we stand against any barbaric action. returning people back to syria once it's a safe place again. >> they've been talking about the large numbers of refugees, to what degree is that figure 30,000 probably seen as far as you can tell? >> let me explain the numbers that we've been talking about here. around 40,000 north of aleppo, and around 30,000 around that area. so there are huge numbers that we're looking at, and people say they expect certain authorities
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they expect that number to rise considering the intensity of the campaign by the syrian regime backed by russian airstrikes around aleppo. so there are extreme concern. they're talking about the stemming the illegal flow of refugees and migrants across borders. but when it comes down to addressing the issue, people are being forced from their homes. it's difficult to see something on this scale can be managed by diplomatic talks, by regulations when the cause for the problem is nowhere near being involved. >> how are they being taken care of, is there a buffer zone?
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>> we've seen scaffolding, know that they are extended on either side. tents are going up, there are blind tents, all these basic necessities that refugees are given. again, night is falling here. it's extremely cold. they don't have heaters, they don't have massive winter clothes. they have relatives who want to bring them across, but that's not happening at the moment. it's been incredibly tough for them. turkey has said that they would open its borders if it was necessary, but the numbers at the moment they say they can manage perfectly well on that side just as well as they can manage them here. so they're trying to control the influx for now by keeping the borders shut, by providing aid across the border where they are. >> both leaders were highly critical of russia's continued role in all of this.
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>> yes, this boils down to the point that civilians are being targeted, and that this refugee crisis that has been going on into its sixth year now is a cause of not just the russians but the entire world and all the factions involved. it's been tricky situation in there. yes, the intensity of the russian airstrikes, which is backing up the syrian regime, not only is it causing a lot of damage, killing civilians, the sometimes people don't have the means to travel. they don't have the money to pay taxis, to try to get them from place to place. people have been internally displaced in that country for years. it's not just fleeing their
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homes. they might have been seeking shelter from somewhere else. it's a difficult situation, and certainly with this campaign that is ongoing, it's incredibly violent, the civilians have nowhere to go. >> thank you very much, indeed. as she just mentioned 33 refugees died after a boat sank after trying to cross from turkey into greece. one group set off trying to reach the greek island of lesbos. the turkey coast guard is searching for 14 refugees. >> u.n. investor investigators
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authoritieauthored a report. the report notes that a pattern has emerged in which civilians were arrested for supporting the opposition. let's return to the talks that were being held between angela americacal an germany and turkey. what's your sense of what might come out of these talks. we heard both leaders saying that the whole of europe must work together to do something about this. >> this is her second visit. she came in november.
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in the meantime, the prime minister went to germany. they had a joint cabinet meeting between the german and turkish government. so it is an agenda item for both countries. madam merkel is looking for the deal in a was closed by the european commission to go ahead on one hand, 3 billion euros for turkey, and make sure that civilians will stay in turkey. there is a second plan. it's a direct settlement from turkey to european countries especially in view of what is happening in aleppo. but still a work in progress. >> yes, well both were highly
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critical that they would continue a role in defiance of that resolution that they not only agreed to, but russia actually tabled. >> yes, indeed. russians are carpet bombing. they apparently want to clean the entire region north of aleppo to make sure that the damascus army will take over and they would--i think they would push on--kill the turkish border. that would make the life of refugees even more and more difficult. >> so can any pressure be brought to bear on russia? >> i think it will be very difficult to stop the russians and the syrian army now, and people are talking about the day
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they will close the--that they will get to the turkish border, and then the negotiations may start in geneva. >> this concept of legal routes being charted out for the refugees, the problem with that is that that will take time, and time is something that these refugees do not have. >> exactly. this is why they're trying to cross, as you just gave the information. >> yes, they don't have time to wait. they want to go ahead and this continues. >> we'll leave it there. thank you very much, indeed. thank you very much. >> screwers in taiwan are bu
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pulling survivors from debris after the earthquake. 38 people have been killed but they say the toll is likely to rise. residents say it has been a grim start to the lunar new year. we have this report. >> a short distance from the collapsed building, this temple is busier than usual. new year worshipers joined some of the volunteers who have come to this part of taiwan to help in the rescue. >> we pray for those who are still trapped inside. >> this tragedy is overshadowed the lunar new year for many in taiwan. we have stirred others to do whatever they can even offering up prayers in the hope more lives can be saved. >> on the grounds of the temple
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some of the volunteer groups and shares have made their base. this rescue team came from central taiwan. on the first mission they helped to save a life. >> we can't be with our families, if we can save someone's life than it's worthwhile. >> at the apartment complex the collapse in saturday morning's quake trapping hundreds inside rescuers continue to find survivors. the time is running out. rescuers have to decide whether to bring in heavy lifting gear to reach anybody trapped below this mountain of rubble. the danger is causing further collapse that might endanger life. but for relatives of those still inside it may be their only hope. >> three afghan soldiers have been killed in a northern
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province. they were traveling on a bus near their army base. the taliban has claimed responsibility. still to come on the program, it is called one of the most dangerous u.n. missions in the world. we take you on patrol on mali. >> i'm jonah hull. in a matter of months these waters could separate the european union from breakaway britain. >> i have to say that you are getting the second. >> the manchester united manage hits back at suggestions he is at risk of being replaced. >> the u.n. is urging haiti to quickly form a new government.
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they must use a caretaker president before a long-delayed run off election could be held. we have reports from port-au-prince. >> haitians were supposed to be celebrating carnals and handing over celebrating the new president. instead festivities were canceled in fear of violence. and yet again haitians do not have a president. president michel martelly stepped down. they accused him of cronyism. >> this will be a new government. >> it is hoped they will tamper down a political crisis the
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parliament will now elect an interim president. it is hoped that a new president will be sworn into office in mid-may. "t" is important, and this is a major step in that direction. >> protesters question the time frame. the last government lasted two years. one thing is certain. haiti's next president will face a population struggling with lack of jobs, staggering poverty and a sense of hopelessness. al jazeera, port-au-prince. >> the u.n.'s mission in mali is considered one of the most dangerous in the world. they try to bring stability in the north after years of conflict. just friday a group affiliated with al-qaeda attacked a group in timbuktu. they operate under constant threat of attack.
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>> we were given rare access to the area. this nigerian unit came under attack on friday when al-qaida exploded a car bomb. the u.n. police provided support to its local counterpar counterpart. >> strange things happen and they call us to verify what is going on. >> the city is in permanent lockdown. no vehicles are allowed in or out after 6:30 in the evening. and there are constant power outages. normally this is one of the most important mosques. we can't see anything because there are no lights, but they're still patrolling for a a short block. they're scared when there is no electricity. >> the u.n.'s mission in mali has 10,000 soldiers. they're helping to stabilize the country after fighting in the north.
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the mission is one of the most dangerous of the world. 60 of the soldiers have been killed since it's creation i in 2013. >> we are fully equipped. we have equipment. >> 9 swedish contingent has replaced some of the risky reconnaissance operations with drones. the glorious days of caravans and markets are gone. now hotels are empty, and the police say a third of the population is armed. these men return to the city after a peace deal was signed afte but many things are not part of the deal. >> they all signed the peace deal, but they can't eat sand to survive. there is nothing more than sand in this desert.
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>> blue helmets keep an eye outside of timbuktu. they are aware that the u.n. mission is a target. >> we say hello and explain what they're doing here. >> the u.n. base now continues with the protection of civilians. an ambitious goal to maintain peace after war. >> now the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu wants to suspend three palestinian m.p.s for what he calls inappropriate conduct. they're accused of carrying out attacks in israel. netanyahu said that the mps were sympathetic and they are facing misconduct. one of those mps joins us.
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can you tell us why you met with those families in the first place? >> the question is why we should not meet? this should be a normally accepted meeting they're dealing with a very delicate humanitarian issue. meeting with families whose sons have been killed. they decided not to release the bodies of those killed in jerusalem. so in contacts with these families, not only us, but
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appealing to the minister. trying to convince him and pressure him in order to start releasing the bodies. this was really successful two weeks ago. he decided to release four bodies. but immediately after he freezed his decision again, and everything between us and them to know the details of the exact data of each body or each family, what are the condition conditions--what are they ready to accept from the israeli demands. >> what is your reaction now? >> it was a very straight-forward meeting. >> what is your reaction to the prime minister's comments, and what chance do you think there is that this law could be implemented?
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>> we were under a severe racist attack by netanyahu. because of the political representation, the political activity, and this is no now--everything that is bringing this law, that will enable the vast majority of the knessett to. this is-- >> we're running out of time, but they visited suspects of the
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attack, and they were labeled as terrorists by the prime minister. i wonder--one wonders if the same ruling, if it applies. >> no, of course not. now in it is convened in order to decide on punishments on us, and it seems that they are going to contain some suspension. >> we'll have to leave it there. thank you very much for your time. the names of nominees for myanmar's next president and
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vice president will be revealed next month. they have exploring ways for her to become president. >> if we can suspend or stay temporarily there will be no restriction for them to become president. >> more u.s. troops are on their way to the philippines. last month the supreme court held up the deal that allows the troops to use it.
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>> demonstrations such as this one are not unusual outside of the u.s. embassy. although a long time ally filipinos say no u.s. troops are not welcome. >> they will make a huge military--u.s. military base, also they will judge the philippines into the other countries. >> the united states has have been in the philippines for more than a century. first as a colonizers and then protectors. the bases colded around 20 years ago. since then u.s. has been called visiting troops who have special access. >> it's part of our effort to be
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present in the region, to build our alliances and secure our economic future. >> the major part of the economic future is ensuring freedom of navigation to which $5.3 trillion of global trade passes every year. the chinese government is raising regional concerns by building artificial islands. despite the controversy, local polls say the majority of filipinos see them as a welcome counter balance to a rising china. paroling the south china sea but that does not mean they're ready to go to war. >> what we're trying to do is to make sure that international laws are respected, that freedom of navigation is respected, that rules-based solutions are the
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way forward. >> it's not been easy allowing a former colonizer back in, and there are fierce that the u.s. has been too involved in filipino affairs. but both insist it's been a beneficial relationship and it's in the region's best interest to have the u.s. as a stabilizing force. >> more to come on al jazeera, how to salvage profits, jobs in south africa plus. >> i'm alan fisher in concord, new hampshire. the voters are listening and campaigns are coming to a close. >> a magic moment for orlando against one of the nba's big boys. details with sana in sport.
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>> even though we're in here, we're still human. >> how harsh conditions affect people on both sides of the bars. >> why did scott take his own life? >> the jail. >> some people might be scared to speak out but i'm not. i'm telling the truth.
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>> german and turkish leaders holding talks in ankara saying the refugee crisis is a burden that the world must share. the united nations is urging haiti to quickly form a new government after the president stepped down on sunday. the parliament will choose a caretaker president until a long-delayed election can be held after months of unrest. the coverage of the conflict in syria, rebels are fighting for their rifle. we look at what is happening on the ground. >> the battlefield is a crowded one with hundreds of thousands of fighters representing various
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interests. last week the syrian government backed by hezbollah and iranian fighters plus russian air power launched it's heaviest offensive yet. syrian government forces are now 20 kilometers from the turkish border. they're consolidating control over the town of kifrin. they intend to advance to the stronghold, but government forces want to surround this city of aleppo, and they're advancing, russian airstrikes have been targeting since sunday. we have the latest from northern aleppo. >> the tragic situation is getting worsed. we spoke to officials who confirmed that the number of displaced people at the board in turkey exceeded 70,000, and
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conditions for displaced people are worse. they are left with no safe exit at the crossing point at the border with turkey especially because the forces are advancing to the northern countryside while isil fighters retreat to the east, and the kurdish people's protection units are to the west. the units yesterday seized control of the village in the northern countryside. this will exacerbate the situation as they close in on the largest stronghold of the opposition in the northern countryside, namely the city where the cross something. the regime is fragmenting the city of aleppo, and now they're besieged and residents can only leave through the area under the kurdish unit's control through idlib. residents have only too options. either to cross into turkey or pass through the areas controlled by the kurdish units into idlib. residents in the heart of aleppo only have one option, the
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western countryside and the crossing. if the regime's forces seize control of the road controlling aleppo with the western countryside the city will be under total siege. the opposition is now helpless. as the russian jets played a big role in these battles causing the forces to advance and the armed opposition to lose all of aleppo. amid all this the humanitarian situation is dye dire. since the area was bombed by russian missiles launched from the caspian sea. this paves the way for the forces to advance more. the kurdish units are taking advantage of the weakness and advancing seizing control of towns and villages close to the northern countryside of aleppo. >> well, let's hear now from a freelance journalist who reports from the syrian government. he said that the army is close to taking aleppo back. >> i think we need to understand
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that the current separation that is going on right now does not mean that the army is going to regain control of the city of aleppo. the army and it's allies is doing right now is to create a circle around the city of aleppo, hoping that this circle, which we have sieged and consequently forced the rebels to take control. controlling almost 40% of aleppo. and the immediate goal of operation wants to end a 735-year-old siege north of the city of aleppo. now the other goal is the circle of the siege under parts of the city. the syrian army has made substantial gains and now is very close to fully encircling
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the rebel-held parts of the city. >> south african's government said that this year will be a tough one. the job also continue into the thousands with plummeting commodity prices. we have reports from cape town. mine workers don't want to think about the future. the loss of profits for mining companies mean that jobs have been cut. >> we don't know how many jobs will be lost. >> it'sest maded 52,000 jobs are under threat in africa's industrialized economy. it's an industry in turmoil with frequent costs.
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many will feel the impact more. >> it would be interesting to see how they position themselves going forward. it is also the year in which they're determined to save as many jobs as possible. >> policy making in the mining, do we preserve the jobs that are there, and what do we do with the skills that are entrenched in the mining industry? is there a way that those skills can be put back in the economy. what are the sectors that can take mining skills and use them. >> mining and related industries in south africa employ 1 million
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people. >> it aims to create opportunities for women and black south africans. it is using this mining conference to attract investments in its ailing mining industry. africa has a third of the world's natural resources, but experts do not predict a huge change in demand any time soon leaving little room for commodity prices to increase. who will survive what analysts are calling a mining bloodbath. >> now monday marks the international day of zero tolerance to fee mall genital mutilation or fgm. it's mostly carried out on young
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girls who are between a year and 15 years old. in gamba and tunisia, more than 50% under the age of 15 have had fgm. in somalia it's 58% of women over the age of 15 who have been cut. in djibouti, it's 53%. it caused health problems as well as complications in childbirth. first of all tell us more about this practice, and why does it take place? >> there are many different reasons why fgm has been in existence. it's origin dates back to many centuries ago. when women are asked do you think the practice should continue, the most frequently reason something social acceptance. this is what women think it is
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expected from them from their community, their families and their husband as well as religious leaders. >> it was recorded in the times of princesses. >> female mutilation and cutting is a discrimination against women. it comes from the perception that women should be pure and virginity. it is linked in the way that girls and women are seen in society. >> tell us more about the effect, it must be incredibly traumatic, the mental and physical effects taking place. >> in some cases they go from bleeding to difficulties urinating and sexual intercourse. but there are fatal cons begins that could lead to death. there are different forms of
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female genital mutilation, but they are all violations of women and girls' rights. >> it's a practice that goes back for centuries. it's so engrained in tradition that it must be incredibly hard to tackle this and try to deal with it. >> it is, indeed, very complex. as i was saying earlier its about social norms. the most successful initiatives are those who have tried to change the way women and men have seen the practice, and promoting a dialogue. because individual preferences are not that appropriate when it comes to social norms. what is important is to change how communities see girls and women in general, and the way that female genital mutilation is seen. >> thank you very much, indeed. now to the third of our
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four-part series on the widening cracks on the european union is growing to 28 members in pursuit of economic stability but historic watch words like integration may be no more. jonah hull has this report. >> in a manner of months britain is expected to hold a referendum to decide the country's future along side the chief trading partners in the european union. successive waves of batterin batteringment evident u. have bolstered both sides of these channeled waters. the e.u. is diminishing economic area. it's gdp is diminishing. it's whole share of world trade is diminishing. there is an enormous and exciting opportunity for countries in particular i'm talking about britain outside of the e.u. why would you shackle yourself
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to this declining era? >> no one can accurately predict the consequences of britain's exit from the e.u. it could be an economic blow for both sides. for britain it could signal another scottish referendum and the possible break up of the u.k. but it is likely to be an encouraging move for many of the growing parties. not least of which is france's front nationale. the national front. it's partners in the netherlan netherlands, belgium and austria are thought to have made gains. it's no longer older voters swept up in a public discourse of immigration and terrorism into one. >> since the terror attacks last year they have a new public which includes the young simply because they are afraid of
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radical islam and it's ability to kill. >> the best selling cartoon satire imagines a france in which marie la pen becomes president. while few believe that day will come soon, she and her party are no friends of the e.u. >> we are made up of nations. there is a french nation. there is an jewish nation, and a an american nation and brazilian nation. that's how things work best. in that context the european project is bad. the euro is bad, and the destruction of borders within europe is a very bad thing. >> it is a view that resonates with one in three french voters and commands a sizable chunk of the european parliament. while parties like this work to
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break up the e.u. they grow ever closer. >> voters in the u.s. state of new hampshire will choose their preferred presidential candidates on tuesday to dedicate either the republican or democratic parties could have a big say in who wins. there is a huge number of voters to be swayed could be a myth. >> it's a state that prides itself in its pioneering spirit. the nation's first primary election deciding who goes on from here and who simply does not make the cut. >> that means the candidates chasing the independent forces. that's a difficult way to follow. they have to stay true to their beliefs.
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>> it's estimated that 40% of the voters describe themselves as independent. that means when it comes to the primary they can choose which parties to support, republican or democrat, and then which candidate gets their vote. >> most people in the other parties are predictable because they stay within party lines and stay in the box. and independent voters are swayed by so many different things that candidates have to be on top of their game in order to sway independent voters. the party line won't do it. >> they both say that there are many who are now calling themselves independents. >> many who are independents are pretty consistent voters for one party or the other over time but for whatever reason they still
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like to think of themselves as independents. they don't say i'm a democrat, i'm an independent. or i'm not a democrat, i'm an independent. i just have voted republican over the last several elections. i think that matters to many of the voters. >> winning over independents is a crucial test for anyone who wants to be president. they can't depend on the party's base to carry them to victory. >> japan is preparing more sanctions with tensions at the board. they are prompting warning shots from seoul. >> well, less than 24 hours, a
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reminder that the south korean side is on high alert for further provocations from north korea. they're saying five warning shots were fired by vessels of the south korean navy and the patrol boat retreated north of the line within 20 minutes. the incident was over. the presidential office saying that a heighten the alert status would be maintained. there is no schedule for the president on this new year holiday day. south korea said it would expand across the zone in response to sunday's rocket launch. one of the focus here as with
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other countries concerned is on the u.n. security council along with that emergency meeting. the pressure being brought to bear on china supporting much tougher sanctions in response to the nuclear test. >> it could be an artistic statement about censorship itself. but that was not the intention the artist. the five panels contain letters by those who burned themselves
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to death. however, when the chinese ambassador to bangladesh visited the art summit. he, according to one of the curators, exploded demanding that the work be taken down or there would be consequence miswe don't know what these consequences might be, but the summit organizers told us they were worried that not covering china has been increasing its role in bangladesh now artists tell us that china could also be exporting it's censorship abroad. >> coming up we have all the sports including 160 million people around the world tuned in to the super bowl, and it's halftime show.
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>> welcome back to sports. >> denver broncos have won the nfl super bowl for the third time in their history. they beat the carolina panthers, 24-10, in santa clara, california. it was carolina's second defeat of the season. >> it began with lady gaga hitting the high notes. the first quarter gave them an early lead against the carolina panthers. >> that's what we reached all
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along. can we be the best team for one month. we found a way to do that. we ran a game just like we played in so many of those games this year. we have confidence in those games that we could draw from, gain defense and find a way to win. >> the panthers from 13-7 down at halftime. >> that's when they would see beyonce and bruno mars. >> we dropped the ball, turned the ball over, gave up sacks. >> the broncos won the super bowl xxiv-10. >> from top to bottom we have
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the greatest talent. to linebackers and to safeties the corner. there is nobody better than us. >> the second super bowl ring for 39-year-old quarterback peyton manning, but he couldn't say if this is his last game. >> i think i'll make a good decision, and i'll be at peace with it which ever way it goes. like i say, i'm looking forward to tonight being with my family and my friends and teammates and celebrating this certainly victory and this special win. >> manning's winning and the broncos celebrating the super bowl win. >> thousands of fans gathered to watch america's biggest sporting event. >> you have the win over the denver broncos successful
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beating of the carolina panthers. a surprise result, carolina was favored to win. but in the end of the defendanters dominated carolina panthers cam newton. there were plenty of festivities all around this area. the game was here. but san francisco hosting people with music, cheering, cheerleaders, of course, there was a pretty good security presence as well not because of any specific information of anything might go wrong but just being cautious. this is a grand national party, and in the end that's what mattered the most to people. it was not the most demanding of
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games. >> winning the 2016 african nation's championship after beating mali 3-0 in the final. the star of the night scoring two goals. in is the second title following the 2009 trails in the ivory coast. again, outbursts came after united 1-1 draw. >> i don't answer in question. i shall repeat myself every week.
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now i have to say that you're getting the sack tomorrow. what is your name. look at your wife. maybe your children. or nephew or something like that. >> new zealand has beaten australia by 55 runs. in captain mccolins' last international. they posted in 246 in supply and they could only manage 191. he'll retire from all forms of international cricket after the test is against the australia this month. winning the opening stage in the tour of qatar, the first victory. britain's first appearance the former world championship won
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the 180 kilometer race. he will have an eight-second lead going into stage two on tuesday. >> normally we'll compete last night we would come back with the damaging day with a strong team. we really wanted to be successful here and we started off on the right note. >> nba now struggling, the orlando magic upset the hawks on sunday. getting the second game win of the year leading the 96-94 win. that's it from me. >> that is it from the news hour team. felicity bar is coming up.
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bye for now.
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only on al jazeera america. >> turkey will admit to 30,000 people to cross the syrian border when necessary. refugees drown as they try to reach greece. good morning. an eight-year-old girl is pulled alive from a taiwanese apartment block 16 hours after it was toppled by an earthquake. we're on patrol with peace keep necessary mali, considered one of the dangerous peacekeeping missions in the