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♪ this is al jazeera. hello. this is the newshour live from london coming up in the next sixty minutes. police in turkey fire plastic bullets and tear gas after the state's takeover of the country's biggest newspaper. >> thousands of refugees are stranded. strong condemnation from pope francis over the murder of 16 people at a retirement home in yemen.
the democratic republic of congo's symphony orchestra. >> another decisive day. lechester draw closer to the title. turkey's decision to seize control of the country's largest newspaper and re-open it under state control as been met with criticism from within and throughout the country. police used tear gas and plastic bullets to disperse protesters gathered in support of the paper aligned to a u.s.-based cleric accuse offed of treason. extremely worried about the incident, sayingtie niece to respect press freedom.
it's not the first instance of the government using a heavy hand with the media. the committee to protect journalists is accusing turkey of being one of the worst for journalism worldwide. since the early 1990s, the cpj says at least 23 have been killed. representatives from turkek's ruling party say many of those in prison aren't there for reporting but because they are accused of what they call terrorism charges. caroline malone now reports. police used tear gas and plastic bullets against people demonstrating for media freedom. the police replaced editors with state representatives. >> where in the world have wen see this tierney before. this didn't happen when hitler was in power.
hundreds of proceed tenters tried to block the entrance on friday night awe eye early saturday morning, they got into the building. they pushed out journalists covering the story and evict convicted the editors. >> anyone speaking against the government is facing either court cases or prison or such control by the government. daily turkish paper has a circulation of 650,000 copies, more than any other newspaper. it's run by a u.s.-based cleric who was once close to the
president. he has been accused of trying to overthrow the government and leading what they describe as a terror organization. media groups have been taken over by proceed government managers. >> helding up a copy of the last time the newspaper was printed before the offices were raided. it reads, the constitution is suspended. caroline malone, al jazeera. >> the refugee crisis on the border of greece and macedonia, 13,000 are trapped after the macedonian authorities closed it to syrian and iraqi refugees. >> they need to open immediately the borders. the european union needs to implement severe actions against
the countries that are closing borders today whether they are members of the european union or candidate members. this is unacceptable, what they are doing. following the journey of those arriving at the makeshift camp. >> the state of emergency, if it is declared, it would pave the way for funds to be released to improve the living conditions in the camps. these are the latest rivals. money would can compensate the local communities. many of the tents are now on private property and the farmers are losing business. these people have been camped here for the past few days. they have entered grease on the 18th of february so their turn to go through and be protesters.
it should happensoon. the border is more shut than open. and because of very string events introourz happening on the other side. the camp expanded so quickly the various aid agencies cannot deal with it. this is the queue for the food. people stand for two, three, four hours and at the end, they get a sandwich and some food simply because there are not enough hot meals for everyone. the paper these people got is not valid anymore. there are mistakes on it. a computer-generated paper which has a computer generated stamp and signature where macedonian authorities will not accept any more of of that so people are standing in the queu to get the new paper even though it does
not mean they will be able to continue their journey. >> i want to bring you more on our stop story now, the decision by the turkish government to effectively sees control of the opposition newspaper, the country's largest newspaper there has been some unrest. the police have responded with plastic bullets and tear glaaga joining us live from istanbul is andrew finkle, the founder of p24, a civil society organization i know you will rethese movements with some dismay. what do you think is behind the move by the turkish government now? >> a concern by the government in recent months to host. it has a long-standing ven detta
with the group affiliated to a religious movement. what happens next? we know it will be re-opened under state control. this move has been met by criticism, but where does the fate of this newspaper now lie? >> this is a newspaper with a very loyal family. many are members of the community. not everyone who writes for it, of course, is a gulanist. but the sort of newspaper with a specific audience employs nearly 2000 people. presumably, it will die a natural death.
fkz accused of being one of the worst jailers of journalists today. is it possible to start a conversation or have some sort of dialogue in the current climate? >> mott modbly the most telling example was a decision by the highest court in the land, the constitutional court which ordered the release of the editor-in-chief, the bureau chief of another opposition paper. >> apologies for that. we were just getting the views there of andrew finkle, founder of p24, a civil society that the supports press independence in turkey after the decision by the turkish government to seize control of the country's largest newspaper, zamon, and to reopen it under state across the
street. >> the group is demanding the end of what it calls the occupation by foreign troops. the talibantable has asked for their prisoners to be released. tony bertly is in kabul with the latest? >> this is a surprise because there was a mood of growing optimism in the city that these face to face talks through the taliban and afghan government would go ahead. they want the withdrawal of american forces. basically american forces are being deployed around afghanistan. they want that to stop. they want u.s. air yell bombardments to stop and kept in
touch can what is going on. they say they have been kept out of the love. a surprise to most people. messages we were getting from the afghan government and from thetable was that there was a meeting minds. it was a certain consensus that things had to be given and certain and that this was moving in the right direction. pakistan made promises to the main powers, dealing with the u.s. and with china. the taliban could be posturing, trying to get a little bit better deal maybe. this could be a message for foot soldiers. perhaps they would lose face. we are some way away, i believe, coming to the end of this terrible war. a lot of negotiations to be done in the meantime.
>> a u.s.-led coalition air christ made an emergency landing in iraq. officials say the landing was precautionary because of a technical failure and no one was hurt. i witnesses say the plane was flying very low and its propellers weren't working at the time of the landing. much more to come. people are living with a lack of every single basic service and are demanding a change of authority. >> 63 years after the death of stalin, why some are nostalgic for the soviet years. >> in sport, cristiano ronaldo with four goals breaks more records in spanish football. five more states are deliver can
their verdict in the u.s. republican and democrat presidential contest. donald trump, ted cruz, marco rubio and john kasich are competing in mistaken, kansas, kentucky and louisiana. the democrat, hillary clinton and bernie sanders are looking for support in nebraska, kansas, and louisiana. a few days ago, donald trump was trying to sell himself as a unity candidate. on saturday, he was back to the devisive one who dominated campaign. >> we were supposed to open in september. how would you spell that? lyen, with a big apost trophy but, you know, you have lion ted cruz and comes in and holds up the bible and tells you exactly what i didn't say. all of these guys. i say something, i make it very clear. then they get on television, donald trump just said and it's different. i want to tell you something. i used to think real estate
people were tough, especially in manhattan. they are babies compared to these politicians, these politicians are liars. >> sop many serving our country? we grew up in the era of reagan. ronald reagan looked and acted nothing like donald trump. he might have grown up the way he did with a lot of money and going to boarding schools. where i grew up, if someone punches people in the face, someone will have to punch them back. >> gabriel is live for us now in washington, d.c. following all of these developments. gabe, we have voters heading to the polls in five more states and caucuses and primaries. what are the expectations for saturday? >> vetters have beg voting for the last several hours now. they are small states. they don't hold a lot of delegates. it's all about at this point, the m word and that's momentum. donald trump on the republican side and hillary clinton on the
democratic side. both trying to extend their leads on their opposed. both frontrunners for each of their parties right now. both are leading the delegate count for each of their parties at this points on sought, the republican side, 155 delegates at state. donald trump is still more than 900 away from securing what he would need to secure the nomination on the democratic side, there are 126 delegates at stake today and hillary clinton is still over 1300 short from what she needs. so definitely the voting is not going to decide anything. but it is important for that momentum, as i was mentioning. on the republican side, watching things closely, number one is: are the attacks on donald trump that we saw in the last few days going to have an effect or not. clearly the republican establishment as well asted crus and marco rubio have been
focusing their attacks directly on the frontrunner, donald trump, trying to convince vokeders that he is -- voters that he is not the right person for the republican party, in their words. we will see if that resonates with board of directors voters. ben carson has left the race. the republican side where are his voters going to go? he was polling low, below 10 percent, on a tight election, it's going to be important to see where his voters go. we are starting to get some of the first results starting to trickle in from the state of kansas but still, too small numbers to be any sort of signifcancer at this point. we will watch it closely throughout the evening here. >> today's election is definitely going to be an important milestone ahead of march 15thed when we have states like ohio and florida voting. how important is the that particular leg of the race? today is a warm-up because on
march 15th, there will be 5 big important delegate-rich states that will be up for grabs. primary, why ohio? it is the home state of governor john kasich. he said or has indicated at least that if he doesn't win his home state, he will probably drop out. then there is also florida. that's the home state of senator marco rubio. ine 9 delegates at stake in w florida. rubio must win florida and he probably wants to go on. he said he has been vague if he would drop out or not. clearly, all analysts are saying he has to win florida. march 15th is going to be key. right now, you have four can a debates on the kraun side but donald trump at the top and the other three now fighting to see who will be the alternative to donald trump? after march 15th, potentially, the rates on the republican side
could dwindle down to two people potentially but march 15th, going to be a hugely critical day. but the milestone today of the five states voting today, important as well because again, going to the momentum, the frontrunners want to maintain the momentum and everyone behind them trying to regain momentum. >> thank you very much gabriel live for us in washington, d.c. >> polls have just closed in love slovakia where people have been voting in an election set to give the prime minister a third term in. on an anti-immigrationstantion and popular welfare measures. he put the refugee crisis at the heart of his campaign and suggested every muslim in the country should be monitored. katrina, the exit polls coming in showing that the prime minister's party is doing well. he is in the lead. >> well, he did gain most of the
votes, specifically he gained something above 27% far from what they expected. even those from two weeks ago showed he might get above 35%. this is sort of a defeat for the recalling party. it will be hard to gain a coalition, tough negotiations. the first exit polls are not completely correct. official results will be coming in during the night he hope to have more official pictures by tomorrow. exhibit polls right now showing that the prime minister will have won the most votes but
possibly not enough to get a majority. in terms of how the election has been, we have seen the refugee crisis crary much at the heart of campaigning. there are very few in slovakia. last year, there were less than 350 applications of which eight were granted. also, at this time, there is less than 700 refugees in two centers in slovakia. so waiting to go to their final destinations like austria, america, or canada there are more or less 5,000 muss let me see. they say we talked to the representative, a they aren't well integrated. 1 such context, we need a prime
prime his party chose the slogan of protecting slovakia. he promised his voters a safe country. it will be interesting to see what will happen now with negotiations and if he will be able to govern for income mandate more on the elections in slovakia the prime minister seems to be falling short of expectations. that's just the exit polls. venzuela's larger than life leader died three years ago leaving what many thought would be a long lasting legacy. the country is in recession. virginia lopez reports. >> the eisland in western venzuela looks peaceful a lack
of all basic services leaves it anything but that. in many ways, it is a microcosm of all of venzuela problems. for four days they have demanded tanker trucks make what is supposed to be regular visits to their homes to deliver water. >> they stopped water supply on friday, saturday, sunday, monday. there are some trucks now but it might not be enough for everyone. a lack water piled atop a declining health system and makes basic life a matter of survival. it is endless. they have no electricity. no running water. this could have offered no longer available after criminals
vandalized the installations. blocking a road to protest what they call a decline in their quality of life. before, we had water. >> analysts have warned the collapse in public services like those on it. oas could increase the threat of social unrest. economic crisis continues to deepen. yet, people have learned to live with less. with only enough water for 5 days, he is down to a bucket to shower and just acup to brush his teeth and wash his face. in the end, all we can do is pray to god. >> a view many in the country
share, virginia lopez, al jazeera, island of toas, venzuela. >> venzuela today is very different than the one left by the late leader, hugo chavez who died exactly three years ago. his focus on boosting public spending for the poor made him almost politically untouchable. >> popularity came at a price. venzuela has the world's largest known oil reserves but with the collapse of global prices, there isn't enough money to come in to supply the basics like food and medicine. one of his legacies was cheap fuel but last month, mad your o liked fuel prices by 6,000%. following years of mount print, the bol i have a r is nearly worthless. an international monetary form says inflation will top 700% this year. others predict venzuela will
default on its debts. more on this now, joining us life from washington, d.c. is vanessa newman, a latin america analyst at the foreign policy research institute. thank you very much for speaking to us. despite many of the problems we have just been outlining in venzuela, both political and economic, it seems as though three years after his death, hugo chavez is a dominant figure in venzuela. why is that? >> under chavez's control room, one that is just, you know, history first of all, at the put himself as a liberator. he became a hero when he attempted a coup in 1992, which he became imprisoned for trying
to overthrow the government. that was 500 years after columbus discovered america. you had this hatred lingo going on, three years after the riots where the military fired on the poor to protect the private property of the wealthy. so he always started his career as a liberator, and he -- and then his programs when he was in office continued that. and the rhetoric. so that's the side that was under his control. the side that is not under his control is he did what a lot of these popular rulers do, and in a way, it's what putin is doing today in russia, which is basically spend, spend, spend. he knew he was dying of cancer. >> in the long run, he was going to be dead. so whatever the consequences of his bad economic policies, events not going to be around to live through them he will be
encased in history as the one who ruled when times were good for his people whether or not supported him. it is for the people holding the bag now, the opposition government that's increasingly taking over who are left to deal with the very dire consequences the under performance did begin some decades before chavez came to power. >> maybe suggests there are sort of deeper, structural issues there that you can't? >> i am venzuelan. my family were very deeply involved in the political and economic development of venzuela. we have established a
university, a major charitable foundation, and the great concert, the youth symphony he took credit for was founded by us, by my family. there was great inequality. it is a constant known for inequality. however, what happened was that the riots started when the neo liberal economic programs of the imf and world bank and chicago school of economics basically imposed privatization and raised the price of oil and gasoline. so of the float of capital action they were not prepared to deal with it. the riots started in noon 89 when the price of gasoline, still the cheapest in the world was raised and buses doubled the
prices overnight, which was not what the president had mandated. >> then you had roidz. it is important to pull all of that in confection, the rides of chavez if you like, but let me ask you: inflation and crime, worse than ever in venzuela. corruption and food shortages? >> correct. >> also a problem. could it lead to a back laeshs against the government? are you suspected unrest? >> absolutely. let me be clear. to be fair, corruption has always been a defendant problem in venzuela. even the presidents that now look back of the center left and center right but very much excluded the communist party which was a political accord
signed in 1958. even those parties which are now looked upon by the opposition as protectors of democracy and political conclusion, a dividing point. they were also guilty of corruption. there has always been corruption in venzuela. what has happened is that under chavez, it has exploded. trans parents international, i think the fourth or 5th most corrupt country on the planet, more than haiti, slightly less than somalia. it is the biggest shipment of cocaine according to the un o d.c. and its own military is engaged with its own national airlines owned by the government engaged in drugs. >> what you say, vannessvanessa challenges. we will have you back to tell us more about it, but for now,
thank you very much for sharing your analysis and, vanessa neumann? >> no problem. thank you. more to come for you on "the newshour" china warns its facing a tough battle to keep economic growth on target. also looking back at the life of the leader of sudan's opposition popular congress party who has died. inspot, months after announcing his retirement, leighton hewitt makes a surprise return to tennis.
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refugee crisis at its borders. let's get more now on the challenges in dealing with and carrying for the refugees. to discuss that further, we are joined life via skype by caroline hoga from the international federation of the red cross and red crescent societies. thank you for taking time to speak to us. you have spent all tday there cn you tell us what you saw there? >> the situation continues to be difficult. it was it was a sunny day today but i did see a lot of new tents and people arriving more and more people are coming. long queues for food. al of us are trying to get through there, all of the humanitarian ahead we can at the moment. >> one greek regional governor is calling on the greek government to declare a state of
emergency for the area surrounding the edamane boarding crossing where thousands much refugees are stranded. do you think he is justified in make that call? >> of course, our role is to take care of those who are in need. we do see that thet we face a difficult situation and more support is, of course, needed. any way we can get more support to us and all of the other organizations to be able to take care of these people to provide them with safety and treat them with dignity. >> who are you looking for to lead? >> we are lotrying to get as toh as possible over there. we are of course hove be for a sustainable solution in some way. at the moment, our main focus is to take care of the people stranded there more more than
two weeks and most of them are children and women. are you concerned about new arrivals? this has resulted in overcrowding. you could have thousands more in other parts of greece heading to the same place we are seeing lots of people arriving on the island each day. of course, the situation will not get any easier should the influx continue as it is and the north be as it is it moment. hopefully there will be some sort of a solution to perhaps find some proper shelt are at least for the people waiting there. >> should the border restrictions be lifted?
can i just ask you that again? i am not sure if you heard me. >> i don't think i heard you. >> i was just asking you about because we know the people stravended there given the kfrnsz there, given how life has deteriorating for the many thousand refugees, do you think, you know, these border restrictions simply need to be lifted to let these people through because the situation there just isn't sustainable? >> it is not our role to decide on the behalf of government what should be done. we are there to treat the people who are in need and we of course hope that localed a way to at least improve. given what they have gone through and given the dire situation there they are in at the moment.
>> thank you very much, caroline hogra. i know you are very busy at the moment but appreciate you take the time to fill us in on what's happening and what you've been seeing. caroline hoga, with the international red cross and red frequently would crescent societies china, leaders are warning of a tough battle to keep economic growth on target. the predicted rate of growth has been cut to between 6 and a half and 7%. that's the lowest level in 25 years. selling fruit here since 2010. business is slow. who is my boss? the communist party. business was bad in the past year. >> he is not alone. it's been a turbulent year for many people in china. economic growth is at its slowest in 25 years.
chinaing, the last major communist nation has changed considerably over the last 30 years. the grandew of the national people's congress has remained. china's premier opened the congress with a report on the last year and was mildly critical of the communist party. some reforms, apologized and measures have not been fully implemented. he said it's not just china, economy that's slowing. it's global. >> this is great hall. what's going to take place in here over the next 10 days for the most part is political th t theatre because the most important decisions have been made by top party officials.
the meeting is discussing specifics of how to implement things or tweak it to make it bitter. >> highlights of the five-year plan to be released, ten million more urban and annual economic growth at 6.5% or above some economists think that just won't happen. >> something of a miss nnomer t started with the government that somehow this higher level growth can be maintained it won't be achievable. >> not good news for people like yongong. i will go back to my hometown. it's so hard to make money. >> not the direction the communist party wants people going. heading toward what the president cause the china dream. scott hideler, al jazeera,
beijing. scomplvrning the pope has had condemnation for four nuns among the dead at the home established by mother teresa. >>. >> from a place of safety and care, this home for the elderly became the latest casualty in yemen's wall. the governme gunmen raided and surrounded the home and some asked to be let in to visit their mothers. they then handcuffed their victims before shooting them at close range. they forced men and women and we saw them dead in the garden. >> around 80 people lived at the home. in additionaries of charity had come under a attack in 1998. its members find it hard to believe defenseless old people could be the target of armed
groups. this is shocking. it happened 8:30 in the morning action local time, while the sisters were serving breakfast. aden has changed hands. security within the city remains sketchy. surrounding areas are still head by skwait fighters. in the war where more than 6 have been killed, the children or elderly are no exception. al jazeera. >> the leader of the opposition popular congress party has died of the it's thought he had a heart attack after falling unconscious in his? >> the party split in 1999. emma hayward has more. >> at times, he had been a defendant thorn in the side of the government but he was honored as his death was discussed on state television.
i helped others to power and saw his leanings land him in trouble. he was born in sudan and educated in europe. his political career began back in the 60s when he joined the muslim brotherhood which helped toppel a president. in the subsequent years, his brand of political islam would see him fall in and out of favor, becoming sudan's attorney general and deputy prime minister. he went on to shape political policy. 10 years on, though, the relationship had soured.
he formed his own political movement, the popular congress party. his opposition led him to being jailed several times. he was the only sudanese politician to support the international arrest warrant for omar al bashar, accused of war crimes. he welcomed osama bin laden in the 1990s his career spanning deck aides including some of the nation's most turbulent. emma hayward, al jazeera. the 63rd anniversary of joseph stalin's death has been marked. with stalin loyalists to mark the passing. the ceremony takes place each year at his grave in the red square. he led the soviet union from the late 20s until his death in
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dominates the night scene. home come out to listen to some of the continent's greatest. >> it has a rich music culture. getting people to appreciate classical music has been a defendant challenge. >> the band tries out a classical tune. it is on language. these young people today just want to play and listen to foreign music. at the children's factory house, they strive for perfect notes
and are passionate and practice every day. it keeps him grounded. he is in secondary school and plans to join the main orchestra group. one day, he plans to compose and conduct his own music. the newsition and has dad have to go home before it's too dark. his elder siblings are in the orchestra and help where they can. they say music is an example of breaking barriers and overcoming the odds. catherine soi, al jazeera. action on saturday, a crucial day in deciding who will win the
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the top football teams in action. sports lawmakers have been voting in changes to the way the game is played. the international football association board have approved the use of individual 0 technology. only used to review game-changing suggestions, goals, penalty decisions, red cards and mistake identity a live trial phase. 13 leagues have expressed interest in hosting trials. >> we don't have to be afraid to see if technology can help without affecting the game to experiment. >> davis cut presenting great britain have edged ahead of japan in the first world group
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35kstan will assess before allowing their cricket team. qualifiers get underway tuesday. pakistan could fly in on wednesday if the officials give them the go-ahead. pakistan and india are scheduled to play a high profile game on march the 19th. india preparing to play bangladesh in the final of the asia cup p20 on sunday after lose to go india. the host have wings over the uae. living up to billing as well t-20 favorites. we would sproechl tomorrow's game in no different matter. on cause to become the best overall for a 5th straight
season. he retains his world cup giant title until slougheen i can't on saturday with one race to spare beating friday's winner. strong winds meant competitors could barely see the course which was deemed unraceable. more later. >> thank you. scientistsists have discovered what they think might be a new species of octopus. it's been discovered on the pacific ocean floor near hawaii. four kilometers below the surface. aljazeera.com, find all of the latest comment, analysis, and video on demand including the latest on what is becoming a humanitarian crisis really on the greece/macedonia border where thousands of refugees remain stranded.
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tie police fire at protestors after a protest of the state's takeover of the country's biggest newspaper. hello. i am marian nemazi. also coming up: calls for a state of emergency on the border between greece and macedonia where thousands of refugees are stranded. migration in slovakia's election campaign as incumbent leads in exit polls. promises of unity