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a vote for change. early results from iran's selection suggests that reformists and moderatists will make major gains also ahead. >> despite what you hear, we don't need to make america great again. america has never stopped being great hillary clinton takes the momentum ahead of super tuesday winning the democratic primary in south carolina. it is the second of a partial
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ceasefire in syria with isolated incidents of fighting. >> reporter: i'm on the red carpet, or at least it will be soon because hollywood is getting ready for its biggest night of the year controversys and automatic we begin in iran where early results from friday's election show moderates and reformists look to make major gains. it is a significant change from previous elections which were dominated by more conservative politicians. nearly 33 million people voted to elect representatives to parliament and the body of clerics. it was seen as a test for the president after he secured a nuclear deal with powers last year. that deal resulted in the lifting of nuclear related international sanctions this year. al jazeera's jona hull is following dwements in tehran
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>> reporter: the reformists and so-called moderist $have done extremely well in the elections hemmed from friday. it bodies extremely well for them-- bodes very well for them over the institutions of state. they will likely to have done well in the parliamentary election that we expect to hear more about that on sunday. what is the significance of this major advance for them in the assembly in experts. this is the body made up of 88 senior clerics that gets to appoint the next supreme leader of the islamic republic. given that the existing leader is said to be in ill health, it is likely that within their eight-year term they they might get to elect an moderate,
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president even the president who has been elected to a seat on the assembly of experts voters were asked to choose members of the 290 seat parliament and the 88 mf member assembly of experts which is responsible for selecting the country's next supreme leader. the moderate parties of the president and the former president lead the race for the assembly of experts. in parliament early results show reformists have taken 29 of the 30 seats up for grabs in tehran. the research director the iranian dwran-american council says that voters clearly want change >> voters went to the polls around 60% voter turn out and they delivered a strong message that political, economic and
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social aspirations that have long been unmet need to be addressed more robustly. i think that the iranian voters are far more savvy than they get credit for from the outside world. they know the obstacles that they face better than anyone. they made the conscious to try and bring about evolutionary reform and change. the president himself halls come out and said that getting the nuclear deal done improving iran's relations with the outside worl and improving the economic standing was the first step and then this parliamentary election and the assembly of experts election was supposed to be the next step on the road to recovery. there's going to be high expectations on the president to fulfil campaign promises, both of which were made in 2013 when he ran for president and then reiterated in this most recent election. for the past two to three years iran has reached out at the presidential level, the foreign
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minister level and to track through diplomacy trying to prepare relations with saudi arabia. saudi arabia has not responded in kind. if and when the saudis are ready, willing and able to improve relations with iran or at least have discussions on whether or not though kinds of improvements are possible, they will find a willing and able partner in tehran hillary clinton has beaten her rival bernie sanders convincingly in the south carolina primary. the focus now moves to next week's super tuesday. that will see both the democrats and republicans fight it out in 12 states. for many it will also determine whether their campaigns can continue. >> reporter: victory by a wide margin in south carolina for hillary clinton. >> tomorrow this campaign goes national. >> reporter: who has set her sites on demonstrating she is the presumpive nominee.
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>> america never stopped being great. >> reporter: her main rival bernie sanders is not giving up. campaigning in another state he pledged to show he is still a viable candidate. >> what this campaign is about is not just electing a president. it is about transforming america. it is about thinking big and the kind of country we want to become. >> reporter: also struggling to approve they're still viable on the republican side are those like cruz. a surprise loss in texas could end his 2016 presidential elections. marco rubio faces the same. >> there is a growing consensus
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that we cannot nominate a kon artist to become the head of the party. >> reporter: his attacks are an effort to contain the momentum of anti establishment candidate donald trump polling ahead in eight of the 12 states voting on super tuesday. despite his lead trump was also belittling his opponent >> i will address little rubio. this guy has a fresh mouth, he is a very nasty guy and i actually thought that ted cruz was a liar, but rubio is worse. >> reporter: the tests for all the candidates comes on tuesday. for hillary clinton she is counting on the support of african-americans. it could offer her the clearest path of securing the democratic presidential nomination
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reports from yemen suggest that at least 30 people have been killed in an attack at a market north-east of the capital sunaar. it is not yet known who is responsible for the bombing the houthi rebels are blaming the saudi-led coalition. forces loyal to the internationally recognised government and supported by the saudi coalition have been making significant gains in the area. they've been trying to head to sunaar which are held by rebel fighters. it is well over 24 hours since the deal to end fighting in parts of syria came into effect. fighting has reduced, but there have been reports of some violence. >> reporter: these fighters are on patrol but they are also at ease. the sky above aleppo is usually buzzing with russian or syrian war planes.
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the city hasn't had the calm morning probably in years. fighters here are under no illusion. >> translation: the regime is not trust worthy. they have violated other agreements before. >> reporter: in the areas under rebel control in aleppo, there is a cautious sense of calm and the desire to end the blood bath. >> translation: we want the truce to last and the bombardment and the killing of innocent people to stop. >> translation: we want to live in peace and freedom, nothing else, but do understand that we won't be slaves again. >> reporter: in the city of idlib another unusual day of calm. the province is under rebel control. it has been a place of daily carnage and destruction. civilians are getting on with their daily lives. but many fighters from groups are suspicious.
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their umbrella rebel group clues al-nusra which has links to al-qaeda. they are not part of the truce. >> translation: the truce won't last and it is benefitting russia and the regime. >> reporter: in the capital there is hope that this deal could bring about peace. >> translation: we are optimistic in the ceasefire and it is the first step towards a political solution that satisfies everyone. >> reporter: but the war is not over and its scars remain fresh. syrian government forces have clashed with al-qaeda's alnulls front. while u.s. fighter jets have bombed i.s.i.l. targets near the border with turkey. the overall level of violence has dropped significantly. the question now is how long this truce will last the u.s. and russia have welcomed the pause in the
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fighting. a car bomb exploded near the governments held town of salam eah-- salam iye are h. russia says it has stopped the air strikes but the u.s. is continuing to target i.s.i.l. with reports of air strikes in two areas. the united nations said that the truce will allow aid to be delivered to civilians in besieged areas. it expects supplies to reach 17 areas that are surrounded by government forces or rebel groups. it is estimated that around 480,000 people are currently trapped. the opposition says there is a serious lack of aid region the besieged regions. the opposition says that people trying to collect aid in areas were shelled by fighters from the lebanese armed group hezbollah. a middle east analyst and former
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white house national security official is hopeful that aid will get to where it's needed most. >> to me the critically important point is that this is the first time that the international community has actually tried a broad based almost nation-wide ceasefire in syria. it has been more than four years since this was attempted. i think the very attempt to do so, the greelt to get this done will at least pave the way for the interim period for short-term period for aid to get to civilians in desperate need. so the critically important thinking is that this hasn't been tried in more than four years and so here we have an attempt to get it done. the aid agencies, i think are prepared to go in. they have been doing the logistics now for some time. i think they're ready to go. i'm somewhat optimistic that people will get at least in the near term than in the short-term just ahead here, voters in ireland pass judgment on how their politicians are handling the economic recovery.
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plus graffiti artists in india get a chance to brighten their communities. we will be right back. will be right back.
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>> "inside story" takes you beyond the headlines, beyond the quick cuts, beyond the soundbites. we're giving you a deeper dive into the stories that are making our world what it is. welcome back. the top stories. hillary clinton has won the democratic presidential primary in south carolina. it comes ahead of next week super tuesday's primaries. early election results in iran
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show moderateists and reformists are going to make substantial gains. it is the second day of a partial ceasefire in part of syria fighting significantly reduced but there have been isolated reports of violence. thousands of protesters have clashed with police in turkey. they're demanding an end to around the clock curfews. protesters threw stones at police who retaliated with gas and war cannon. ireland's prime minister has conceded that he won't be able to form a majority government after the country's parliamentary election. votes with being counted but a coalition may have to be formed with the party's biggest rivals. >> reporter: the task of
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counting began and the coalition government already faced the prospects of a bruising final result. early polls showed a derogatory in support despite huge improvements in the country's economy. the gale party and its ally may be forced to seek support from other parties to stay in government. as the day progressed more signs of an electorate switching sides as export for rival parties and candidates steadily grew. left win republican have campaigned with a strong anti austerity voice. a message that went down well in central dublin where the party topped the poll. anger at public spending cuts, rising social inequality and mistrust of established politicians have all played a role in the loss of support for the country's ruling party. >> they thought they would be
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rewarded for a story that still hasn't reached most household. >> reporter: the irish election follows a similar pattern to other european countries that have also been through period of austerity. of course ireland's story is very different. austerity is meant to be over and the country now has the fastest growing economy in the european union. road accidents the votes are counted, the results come in, it continues to look more and more like people have gone it punish the current government in the polls. if they want to hold on to power they will have to build alliances. that is no easy task. they were forged nearly 100 years ago. there are fierce differences that date back generations. it may be time for the country's most common parties to do the
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unthinkable and join forces >> the strong likelihood is that the two parties are likely to form the next government. the figures would indicate that. i think that is probably a healthy development because very little divides those two parties and their policies are very similar. >> reporter: soon the difficult work of coalition building begins. for now island's political future hangs in the balance the u.n. is warning of a growing humanitarian challenge along macedonia's border with greece. many refugees making their way to europe have been forced into many over crowded camps. more than 5,000 have been stran r stranded. it is only allowing iraqis and syrians to cross. the italian coast guard has
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released video showing the rescue of refugees from dinghies. the african union is planning to send 200 more human rights and military observers to burundi, which has been paralyzed since when the president won a third term. more than 400 people have been killed in violent violence. zimbabwe has thrown a huge party for the 92 year old president. he used his birthday speech to warn against infighting within his party. the opposition movement for
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democratic change described the event as object scene. >> reporter: for weeks there pass been talk about the infighting. one faction is trying out do another. a few years ago it was unheard of. people never talked about succeeding the president. he did say this. >> factionalism, factionialism. it has no place at all in our party here. it should never be allowed here to exist >> reporter: his comments, only
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time will tell if his words will appea appease. there is a few factions. then a role of the first lady. people are unsure where she stands. then there is the army as well. we do know that all these factions seem to be united on one thing. they tv their respect for the president. what they differ on seems doob who will you can seed argentina is experiencing its worst outbreak in dengue fever in seven years. it is spread by the same mosquito that spreads the zika virus. >> reporter: denying lives lives in places like this. the eggs laid in december are
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hatching now causing the largest outbreak in recent history. >> translation: it is horrible, very painful. the whole head hurts, the bones, even your fingernails. your back are, your hips. you don't know how to deal with the pain and the fever. >> reporter: this woman has beened laid up here for five days. the fight is on to reduce the habitat where the mosquito lives - thrives. -- >> translation: it is one of about 3,000 varieties of mosquito, 300 of which are found in argentina. most are merely irritating, but this one is a vector, a carrier, the female extracting human blood to feed its off spring. >> translation: with mosquitos the best method is to attack the lavae. the adults are already flying
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all over the place. this one is the worst because it lives around humans. >> reporter: repellant isn't always effective. it is a joint operation in a campaign of education and a campaign to eliminate the mosquito breeding ground, the same mosquito that carries dengue, yellow fever and zika. it is a battle they can't afford to lose. operators fumigate one house at a time collecting waste and imposing heavy fines on those who don't comply. >> translation: when we started the campaign, people were suspicious, but now they're taking it in, participating, asking questions because they're worried. >> reporter: close to the border with brazil, he has also been hit by zika, but they're hoping that by tackling the culprit, by destroying the habitat in which it lives - will decrease the
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incidence delegates of g20 summit have expressed concern about britain might leave the european union. if it is proved in a referendum in june. hollywood is gearing up for the biggest night of the year. there have been accusation of racism and sexism over shadowing some of the excitement. >> reporter: preparation are pretty intense at the oscars of the everything has to be perfect. the world is watching, remember, as the academy awards. who will win this year? there are your top film nominees. most of them we have seen throughout the award season. there are no surprise here. the revenant is up for 12
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awards. it took top once at the baftas. it's up against bridge of spies. not seen as a front runner but this is hollywood. anything can happen here. there is the best actor nominees. spotlights michael key tonne is also a name being muted. his film seen as a quiet contender. a look at one who exposed paedophilia within the catholic church. the women here. she is likely to take the same ago laid here. much of the talk here is who will not be taking home one of these with this whole debate about the lack of diversity in
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the wider film industry. that is something that will continue to be discussed for much longer. it is over shadowing the biggest and happy yeft night. >> it has shown up this for - how trivial it is. i don't think that will keep people from being in a happy mood. i think that the academy itself is trying to ground that discussion in the ceremony as much as possible by having a lot of black presenters, chris rock still there to speak to the issue, and he will be merciless, and i hope he is. >> reporter: creed is another film that ties into that. a film about a black boxer, but the oscar nominated a white man.
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the carpet has been worn thing. no-one knows which way it will go. that is part of the excitement. you never know how the story will end shipping containers really grab anyone's attention, but in india the drab metal boxes are being transformed into eye-catching street art. >> reporter: playing on the idea that art takes people to place wheres where they've never been before. a container terminal is turned into a gallery. a colorful make over to lure the krur yous and transport testimony to another world. >> translation: i want to represent my culture, my roots. >> reporter: organisers collaborated with the largest shipping company aiming to bring art to everyone. these containers will now travel the country not only carrying goods but also showcasing the
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artists' ideas. the impact is rate mere in the city where street art is becoming a part of people's life. the one drab walls are turned into a canvass. all the artists are given their freehand. this is a portrait painted by his mother which he says is grabbing attention. >> a new dialogue has been created. a person won't make an award for a drawing like this. >> reporter: the artwork serves more of a practical purpose. >> very beautiful. this used to look empty. this is a good painting. no-one will dare to throw rubbish and make it dirty. >> reporter: india has a long history of art, but opinions have been reserved for the privileged. this concept of street art is making it accessible across social classes and encouraging
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