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this is al jazeera. hello, welcome to the news hour live from al jazeera headquarters in doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes. diplomatic disagreement about whether a pause in syria's civil war will work as turkey now targets kurdish fighters. a staunch conservative, the longest serving member of the
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supreme court has died. a mass appeal in mexico city with the visit of pope. a battle to contain the python the u.s. has urged turkey to halt military strikes to kurdish targets in syria. that comes as turkey's prime minister demanded kurdish fighters withdraw from around its border with syria. turkey has confirmed it carried out shelling near the town of asas in the north of the country. the y.p.g. says its positions were targeted. turkey says it was striking in retaliating. >> reporter: they're targeting positions of the y.p.g. inside the northern aleppo province,
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clearly a message. this kurdish armed group have been taking ground from turkey-backed syrian opposition groups over the last few days, taking advantage in the northern aleppo countryside. as we speak, we do know that the y.p.g. has been trying to advance towards two main rebel strongholds in the northern province of aleppo. they're telling them not to advance any further or supporting the troops on the ground. early today the turkish prime minister did warn that turkey will not hesitate to take any military action against the npg such as those areas of targeting p.k.k. positions over the past few months. turkey considers the y.p.g. an offshoot of the p.k.k. at the end of the day the y.p.g. is an ally of the u.s. and turkey made it clear to the u.s.
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administration that it is not happy with this alliance, but the u.s. saying that its position will not change attempts to stop the conflict is syria, even temporarily appeared to go nowhere. government forces have made further progress towards circling opposition forces in aleppo. russia's bombing campaign shows no signs of ending. our correspondent reports again from gasiantep on the border. >> reporter: this high ground gives the syrian troops an advantage. this is now within the range of fire. disrupting the supply line is not their only objective. the border is not far from the only entrance to the opposition controlled enclave and in aleppo. roads are trying to be kept open where tens of thousands of people live. inside the city a proposed pause in the fighting will only
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benefit the government. >> translation: the battle for aleppo was carried out by the international community who called themselves friends of syria, but we tell them that we will not stop fighting until all sieges are lifted and the bombardment stops. >> reporter: the people of aleppo have come together to prepare for the possibility of a siege. doctors, activists, lawyers, journalists created what they call a united revolutionary front. awe call to arms has been answered by civilians. men of fighting age are revving training before what could be a major battle. >> translation: these men will join their brothers in the free syrian army that will hold positions and join offences. we will teach other enemy lessons they won't forget. >> reporter: for those in the opposition, the government's military campaigns across the country and its recent battle field gains will not force them to lay down their arms.
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there is opposition to a u.s.-russian plan agreed in munich to pause the fighting within a week. rebel commanders say it is unrealistic because russian air strikes can continue to target i.s.i.l. and al-qaeda linked al-nusra front. they believe moscow will exploit the presence of those goes to continue targeting the rebels. the russian backed government offensive have weakened groups considered by the west as moderates. they are strongest around aleppo, the southern province of deraa and homs. the opposition risks losing its heart land in the north and the turkish border. the commanders say the fall of the aleppo won't be the end of the war. instead of kwlekt kon frntation, they tend to resort to warfare to loosen the government's grip on the ground saudi arabia has confirmed that its military personnel and jets have arrived at the turkish
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air base. the base is being used by the u.s.-led coalition in the fight against i.s.i.l. >> reporter: the latest deployments when it comes to the land forces or increasing our an air campaign emphasize that saudi arabia is continuing to work with the coalition to fight i.s.i.l. they show saudi arabia is matching its words with action. we're reinforcing our air campaign. teams have already arrived at the air base. some planes have arrived. the rest will arrive in hours. they should bed ready soon at least 20 people have been killed in russian air strikes. it happened in a homs are you province on -- did shall proms province - homs province on friday. >> translation: for god sakes
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is, we are being exterminated. we are finished. we have no houses. we're displaced. where do we go? we wake up to massacres and we sleep to more massacres there has been plenty of talk about ending the conflict in syria at a security conference attended by world leaders in munich. russia has been amongst the most sceptical voice in relation to whether it can go ahead >> reporter: only a short while after the agreement on syria was reached in this city city, john kerry was back here for a security conference. some had hailed thursday's deliberations as a step forward, others have expressed extreme scepticism. in his address to the conference, john kerry addressed that scepticism by stressing how important it was to make the cessation of fighting.
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>> this is the moment. this is a hinge point. decisions made in the coming days and weeks and few months could end the war in syria or it could define a very difficult set of choices for the future >> reporter: quite how difficult is becoming clear this weekend in munich. the french president has accused the russians of bombing civilians in syria, an allegation endorsed by the u.s. government. the russian prime minister has said comments like these are making his country feel increasingly isolated. >> translation: one could go as far as to say that we have slid back to a new cold war. almost on an every day basis we have called the most terrible threats.
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>> reporter: the russians stress that they have national interests in syria and that they have no secret agenda. they have repeatedly denied that they're bombing civilians there. the humanitarian tragedy syria has suffered for the past five years has been highlighted by aid agencies and human rights groups alike. hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and millions more displaced both inside and outside syria. >> i think the underlying crisis we are dealing with is a leadership crisis. when we we're talking about the refugee crisis we have to refer that it is when they started going to europe and it has become gloenl. it has been going on for five years. it is in different parts of the world. what needs to happen, we need to give the international protections for these people. >> reporter: while there may well be an international support
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for the way out of the crisis, there are countries readying their forces for grand operations four civilians have been killed in the eye iraqi city of fallujah. ten others were injured. among them four children and two women. a u.s. supreme court justice has died at the age of 79. he was found dead in his home in tension as. he was one of the court's conservative members of the his death would shift the balance of power in the court allowing obama to add a fifth liberal justice. he was nominated in 1986. our correspondent is live for us in washington dc. certainly a contentious figure.
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he was someone that domestic that natured that-- dominated that court >> he was the most conservative justice on that court. it is hard to find an issue on which he and obama would agree. he believed in the death penalty, he believed that gay rights were not enshrined in the u.s. constitution, he believed in the right to bear arms. he also believed in the constitution was not a living document; in other words, as things like women's rights and gay rights evolved and became generally accepted, he believed that those were not enshrined in the constitution and that they shouldn't change with social morays. he was very influential. he was often on the winning side of five to four decisions in this nine-member court that interprets the u.s. constitution. this gives president obama, of course, an enormous opportunity to appoint someone, but, of course, he is facing republican congress and that is going to be
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difficult. nevertheless, scalia is likely to be remembered as one of the most contentious and brightest and most influential conservative justice in u.s. history if we talk about what happens next here. as you say, the president has this opportunity to appoint a justice that he wants on that court, but this is, as you say, a very contentious political season right now, election year. how difficult will that be? >> well, it's going to be a huge battle because whoever gets to a point this next supreme court justice, will be able to tip the scales, potential lip from a five to four conservative majority to a five to four liberal majority. president obama is going to want to do that. however, the way the u.s. constitution is written, the senate has to approve it. the senate is now controlled by republicans. one thing they could do is
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continually reject obama's nominees and put it off until the next president come in. in their eyes they would hope a conservative president. just to give you an idea of how important this election is, they voted in favor of george w bush and among the five members who voted in favor of declaring president george w bush was zcalia thank you for that. justice scalia sharply worded opinions have influenced a generation of conservative republicans and some of his world view is expected to be reflected in the latest presidential debate ahead of the polls next week. double-stranded and ted cruz are the front runners. what should we be looking out for in this bait?
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>> reporter:-- debate >> reporter: the death of scalia is the buzz that everyone is talking about. we shall expect questions on the topic early on in the debate. ted cruz has been one of those who has been talking about the power of the supreme court. he was very angry when the decision was made over the affordable care act, obamacare, that it could go forward. then on same sex marriage he accused the court of being activists rather than justice. he has tweeted that he is sad to hear the death of the justice, but he would like to see the next president of the united states be the one to appoint someone to the supreme court. he is the man who believes he is going to win the election and would have that power. we're still ten months away from the election. there's a long way to go and a process to go through. the power of the nomination may not be in the hands of the next president but something that obama could be pushing through
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what sort of an impact do these debates have on the primaries and on the overall polls? >> reporter: just as marco rubio, a week ago he was coming off a very good result in iowa. he was in third place there and doing well in the polls in new hampshire. in the space of 90 seconds, he had a terrible night in the debate in new hampshire exactly one week ago. chris christie dismantled the way he was answering questions, saying he was using lines that had been tested and he couldn't think on his feet. marco rubio responded by repeating the exact line twice. his poll numbers went down after the debate and he struggled in the final voting in new hampshire as well. a look at ben carson, he was doing well in the polls and then he was exposed for his lack of experience on foreign policy and whether or not his economic policy made sense. these debates shift polls and when they shift polls they shift
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polls as well. they can be remembered for one moment that can sink a campaign. that has happened through this process. this is a very interesting debate. it is number 8. we have been going since august last year. they move polls, they move voters and it will be significant as we have six candidates thank you for that, at the scene of the next republican debate. stay with us here. on the newss hour we have more to come, brazil's army focuss if on zika ahead of the olympics. divided along religious and ethnic libs, the electorate of car returns to the polls in an about presidential run-off vote. in sport we will hear what the man united manager had to say after his team's latest defeat.
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thousands of catholics have gathered in mexico's capital as pope francis holds a mass there. it's part of his official visit to the country. he is expected to speak out against corruption, mexico's drug trade and poverty. our correspondent has been following the pope's visit for us and joins us live. just going back to the pope's earlier comments, very outspoken roshgs that we heard from-- remarks that we heard from him. >> reporter: yes. earlier in the day here in mexico city he spoke to church ee leets and political elites. when he spoke to these bishops, he had a very pointed criticism. implicit was quit worrying so much about the wealthy and powerful of mexico but you need
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to start preaching for millions of mexicans who live in areas where there is a lack of rule of law where they feel they don't have any support there. he spen spoke off-the-cuff. he wasn't always using his prepared remarks and he was being quite forceful and provocative, even apt saying the church is going to help lead any kind of healing or cleansing of this country was quite a dramatic speech on his part and also earlier in the day he spoke in the national palace, the first time a pope has spoken in that building because for a long time the church of mexico didn't have diplomatic relations, and he gave pointed criticism as well to the political class, calling on them to clean up this country, that corruption should not be so common and the people in this country need support to
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truly make sure their corruption is out and that supporting the poor that live in these violent regions is what these politicians should be doing what has been the response from mexican politicians to what the pope has said, given the fact that this is a popular pope. >> reporter: me is an extremely popular pope. so the only response they could have officially is to make statements that were very much in line with pope francis. they weren't as strong, but it was said he wanted to help those who were poor and get rid of inequality in this country, hope those who go hungry. he is trying to help the poor, the down trodden. politicians, as soon as pope francis may go back to business as usual, but right now they will be embracing the pope because he is so popular. it is those pictures you remarked about just a few moments ago showed huge throngs
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of people outside the basilica, the most potent sim balance there is in mexico. the pope has a lot of support behind him and politicians are smart. they want to show they're supporting this pope as much as they can without pouting their word on the line too much thank you for that, looich from the mexican city. more than 5,000 pregnant women in colombia now have the zika virus. total cases in the south american country have passed 30,000. the disease has been linked to microcephaly, a condition where babies are born with an abnormally small sized head. brazil has declared war on the mosquito that carries the virus. troops are handing out leaflets on how to destroy the habitats in which the mosquito lives. the president urged all
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brazilians to work together to achieve what she called zero zika. >> reporter: more than 200,000 personnel from the brazilian army, navy and air force were deployed across the country. they handed out leaflets warning of the dangers of still and stagnant water, where is where the mosquito breeds. >> translation: this is truly a war against the mosquito. the army forces are looking to use its credibility in this campaign. as we start to see the scale of the operation, with so many troops in the streets, everyone will do their part in their homes >> reporter: the zika virus has been linked to the birth of babies with the brain defect of microcephaly. the same mosquito also carries dengue, yellow fever and other viruses. >> translation: i'm they're months pregnant and i have long
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clothes and repellant. >> reporter: rio host the olympic games in august and some athletes have advised they will pull out if the zika virus is not contained. >> translation: we're carrying out an extremely focused operation to exterminate the mosquito until we can develop a vaccine. certain cities will be prioritised, one of which is rio for obvious reasons. >> reporter: the public action is costs more than 120 million dollars will continue with troops visiting homes to identify problem areas and distribute pesticides. similar operations are underway across latin america, wherever the zika virus has been found voters in the central
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african republic will be choosing between two formers prime ministers in a run-off vote on sunday. both candidates have promised to end years of religious and ethnic violence that has ravaged one of the poorest countries in the world. >> reporter: waiting for change in the car and hoping for a new leader to take the country into a more feesful phase. there was no clear winner after the vote to select a president. the election in january was anulled due to irregularities. one candidate for president is this man. >> translation: the people think i'm sexier, that i have more experience and i am more decisive. >> reporter: he served as prime minister under ousted president in 19991 to 201.
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in a well fun episode campaign he has promised voters a break from the corruption and coups that have plagued the country for years. it is hardly to see how he could make that break. the alternative is independent candidate this man who received 90% of the first round the votes. he served as the most recent prime minister until 2013 when the president was ousted by armed groups. >> translation: i was prime minister for five years. they have seen me develop and i love my country too. we are in difficult times. i like all central africans who want to bring a solution to our problems. >> reporter: for two years majority christian fighters fought in an ally answer.
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more than-- an alliance. there was an opportunity for new elections to provide a fresh clean start. last month's parliamentary election results were cancelled by the constitutional court after hundreds of reports of voting remember regular latters. -- irregularities. there is another chance on sunday and people are hoping this time it will bring about hopeful change a libyan air force jet has been shot down over benghazi. the pilot ejected safely. it is the third libyan jet to be drowned since the beginning of the year. the armed group al-shabab has claimed responsibility for an explosion on a plane in somalia. the target was senior western intelligence officials who were on board the flight. one person was killed after being sucked in the whole of a
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fuselage. egyptian president sisi has announced he is handing legislative authority back to parliament. he made the comments during an address to mps. our correspondent reports. >> reporter: president sisi delivers his first ever speech to parliament. the country's last democratically elected lower house, which was dominated by brorhood noom niece was dissolved in 2012. sisi announced he was handing the power back. >> translation: the great people of egypt, i announce before you that a representative of the people that the transfer of the legislative authority to the elected parliament. this is after what was held by the head of the of the executive authority as an extraordinary measure forced upon us by circumstances. >> reporter: in theory it this seems like a significant shift of power away from the
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president, but some question what it will mean in practice. >> it is just keeping for the sake of keeping formalitys. the impact is that we are going to stay with one dominant power which is the executive. nothing is going to be changed. >> reporter: sisi says he wants to transform egypt into a modern democratic states. thousands of doctors protested against police brutality. sisi didn't mention the demonstration but he did praise the security forces. >> translation: the army are paying a high price and sacrificing their souls to protect the nation >> reporter: sisi's attempts to improve the country's situation from abroad. the government is demanding
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answers. when sisi became president he promised nationwide security and economic stability but violence has surged in the sinai peninsula. human rights watch says more than 800 people were killed there in 2014 and the world bank says egypt's country is not going quickly enough to absorb the rapidly growing population and workforce. during his speech was was optimistic about the future, but many egyptians are not egypt has opened the border crossing with ghaza for the first time this year. hundreds of palestinians gathered at that border der after gaining permission to cross. there are more than 3500 people needing medical help and that the crossing will be appear for two days. it has been mostly closed since october 2014 after an attack in northern sinai. in the occupied west bank dozens of people have demonstrated in
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romala in support of palestinian journalist. he has been refusing food for 81 days now in protest of being held without charge by israel since november. he says he will continue his hunger strike until he is freed. afghan refugees moving through europe have told al jazeera they plan to seek asylum in ultimately lee because it is becoming difficult to do so in germany. nerm knee has accepted-- germany has accepted more refugees than any other country but has tightened its border. >> reporter: this bit of northern italy had been entirely bypassed by the refugees who were passing through last year. now there are hundreds trying to prove their value to italy. in this center they're taught
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italian while their claims are assessed. they can cook their own food, have some limited freedoms while they wait to see what the authorities make of them. not perfect, but some had got to germany and found it impossible to penetrate so they turned around and came back to italy >> when i went to germany, there were 300 people there and they were giving us foopd and all that stuff, but-- food and automatic that stuff, but it was-- all that stuff, but it was very busy. in one month nobody came to us and asked anything like that. >> reporter: syrians, iraqis and afghans are the ones to get into the sa sigh lumbar queue. they've tried to go to germany and they're offered preferential treatment. a number are deciding to turn left at slovenia rather than going straight on and are seeking asylum in italy instead.
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in some villagers they claim there are as many afghans are italians so they're asked to spread out. >> it will provide better chances of integration of learning the language, of getting in touch, get appointed with the territory and society they're going to live in. >> reporter: gradually groups like doctors without borders are involved. asylum claims can be processed in four months. not even the germans are so efficient >> they are being invited by the police to go for medical screening and after that to be invited to the place where necessity will formise the request. with spring coming,ity lee could fi find-- italy coming, more
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refugees coming at each border we're going to take a quick break now, but plenty more ahead on al jazeera when we come back, including tension high in haiti a week after the president stepped down. how the u.s. government is taking steps to end modern day slavery by banning hundreds of products. in sport, how the price of goal line cost this australia football team.
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>> people loved him. teachers loved him. >> we were walking the river looking for him. i knew something was really
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really wrong. >> all hell broke lose. >> people were saying that we were terrorists. >> how are you providing a cover for your brother to do this? >> we saw the evil side of the social media take off. welcome back. you're watching al jazeera. the top stories. the u.s. has urged turkey to halt fighting in syria. that they withdraw around the border. one of the u.s. supreme court's longest serving and conservative members has died. he was 79 years old. he was nominated in 1986.
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it could shift the balance of power on the court. the pope is holding mass in mexico city. hundreds of thousands people line the street for a glimpse of the pope who is on a five-day tour haiti is set to elect an interim president. there have been protests on the streets. the president left his post without an elected successor. the latest from our correspondent live for us in the capital. will this election of an interim president do anything to calm tensions there in haiti?
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>> reporter: let me tell you what has been going on. as you can see it has been raining heavily here. until a few minutes ago, there was about 50/60 people here demanding that the president be elected today. there was heavy security. the national assembly is trying to take the country out of the worst crisis since 2004 and that's when the former president was ousted from power. the session started about two hours ago and since then they have been discussing about the agenda, how the voting would take place. there was some tension where they ask anyone that was carrying guns to leave the room. there was tension there, but as we speak, they're still discussing. there were 13 candidates but it has gone down to three. we're expecting this assembly to go well into the night thank you for that.
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businesses in the u.k. will be forced to reveal the gap between what they pay men and women for the same work. the government announced companies with more than 250 employees will be required to publish the figures although not until 2018. the late est figures show women earn around 20% less than men for the same work. >> the pay gap is an issue. we are not complacent. i am disappointed we haven't yet been able to publish the figures, but they are coming in the next few days. they will be up to consultation. this is one of the first things we wanted to tackle after the election last year. we think that a part of the regulations is transparency and
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it is about concentrating companies' minds about the gender pay gap that we suspect and i think evidence shows it exists in many companies a new bill passed by the u.s. congress aims to ban imported groups if they're produced through fursd or slave labor. it calls goods such as clothes, gold and seafood. >> reporter: forced labor what some call slavery still flourishes in the 21st century. these men were forced to work on thai fishing boats. it is estimated that more than 30 million people adults and children are trafficked like merchandise, forced to work, sold into marriages and exploited for sex as
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prostitutes. evidence region of the world has its victims >> they produce about 150 billion dollars in illegal profits. it is a sizeable chunk of any econo economy. now the u.s. congress has passed a bill, an amendment to an 80 year old anti slavery law >> what the old law said mr president is basically economics just trumped human rights >> reporter: from seafood caught in south-east asia to cotton grown in khazaxstan, the government 350 different types of goods from 40 different countries that could be banned from import. >> dhs is going to have to put the resources in the right place. they're going to have to change the way that they investigate.
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they have investigators all over the world. the capacity is there. they need to catch up with how global supply chains work in the 21 st century >> reporter: it will apply to countries like bangladesh where safety has been second to profit. also products that are provided. here in california lawsuits have been instituted against countries that they have failed to curb child labor and they say they're working to improve conditions. the ultimate crime against human dignity, still aconflicting millions today. many hope this step in the u.s. will at least make it a less prochtable one. -- profitable one the search for survivors of a building collapsed in taiwan
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has officially been called off. it came down during an earthquake just over a week ago. the death toll is 114. all of those thought missing in the city have been accounted for. 259 people were rescued. north korea has announced that it will stop investigating the fate of japanese citizens who were admitted abducted decades ago. it was after sanctions following north korea rocket launch. they admitted to kidnapping citizens during the 1970s and 80s. thousands of greek farmers have protested in athens for a second day against the sharp increase in pension contributions. they have been using tractors to
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block major highways. it would leave them with less than half their income. they're accusing the government of betraying its supporters, but the government says the changes are necessary to guarantee the pension scheme survives into the future. in hungary teachers and students have joined forces to protest against the centralisation of the education system. they say the changes create unnecessary work for teachers and burdens students with too much study. the famous resident of the everglad esnational park clues the bermese pie non-. -- python. >> reporter: this man makes his living guiding tourists through the national parks.
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his relationship with the area runs much deeper. he grew up here and saw his first python as a child. >> we're never going to win the battle. at least we can keep the numbers down, at least we have some kind of control. >> reporter: officials sfiment the numbers in the thousands and say the threat to this delicate ecosystem is very real. >> they're unstoppable. they're so quiet and deadly, that one could be sitting inside these willows. you will never see him. >> you're going to keep walking until you step on one >> reporter: wildlife officials hunting licences to these men and others who hope they they will be kept under control >> i have respect for them, i love them, i like to dance with them, but after that bite, i realise that if i would have been alone that day, that python
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would have bit me. i probably wouldn't have made it. >> reporter: when the first of these hunts began it attracted around 1500 people from 38 different states. wildlife officials say it's not about the number that are captured and killed but raising awareness of what is now considered one of florida's aggressive invasive species. education programs have been running in florida for a few years now as the threat from the pythons has grown. some remain sceptical that a reptile so suited to the state's climate can ever be completely eradicated still ahead a quirky romantic comedy on the challenges of dating in saudi arabia creates a buzz at the film festival. find out which drivers could and couldn't handle conditions in the sweden rally.
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when it comes to cinema, saudi arabia doesn't have much of a tradition, but a youp of young independent movie-- group of young independent movie makers are hoping to change that. >> reporter: boy meets girl, boy tries to date girl, but this is saudi arabia and the challenges are enormous. that's the point of this movie. despite it being presented as a
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quirky comedy and berlin film festival >> saudi has been limited in the face of young liberals, the more progressive, the women, the minorities. they're less visible in the street. no-one wants to watch a film on public aspace. i had to make a love story and then in the background there is the story of public space. >> reporter: if you're wondering just how much interest there is in the film, have a look at this. it's a complete-- sell out. >> reporter: there is no film industry let alone cinemas in saudi arabia. they had to explain to people what they were doing >> i had this realisation that it was a different character, but for other people it was still me.
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when someone walking down the street or driving buy, they wouldn't recognise me as the character but as for who i am. they would say what are you doing here? so i was like-- >> reporter: the movie which got a great reaction here is careful to show culture in a positive light, but it doesn't pull its punches about society's problems. >> i was surprised about how in your face it was and how it was on very, very serious matters >> to make a movie fun was a certain critique to the culture. this is what i think is not so easy to do. >> reporter: they have done it, against all the odds. they hope they can inspire more saudi movie makers to do the same staying with the arts, the
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chinese artist has put up an installation of 14,000 life jackets in berlin. the vests were rapid around pillars and they were collected from the beaches of the greek island of lesbos after being used by refugees crossing there. now our sport >> reporter: man chess tear united manager says he is disappointed and frustrated with his players after a two one loss at sunderland. that puts them ahead. marshall equalized before the break, but a lot goal sealed the loss. it is united's first defeat at the stadium of light and another blow to their championship ambitions. >> the players want to deliver
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but because they don't deliver today, you are disappointed and frustrated. >> everybody played on that field deserves credit today. we have created lots of chances to win this game and finally got the goal that did win it. >> reporter: chelsea remain unbeaten under team manager. newcastle are into the relegation zone after that five one defeat. crystal palace are without a win in nine games. they lost two one at home to watford. south hampton have six games ones now. they're up to six in the table >> unless we can win the table,
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we can four or fifth in the league because it is really a tough competition. now we are one point behind man united. was past west ham. it is all about focus every weekend. >> reporter: real madrid won to go a point behind leaders barcelona in the spanish league. they remain unbeaten. this was the fifth one in six games. there was a net of two goals and others scoring. the spanish league is one of the last major european divisions not to commit to goal line technology. australia's a league is another not using the system. its high price is a major factor and that cost the melbourne victory in the derby with melbourne city. the game was level and this should have been the winner for the victory. with the free kick, but not the
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goal. the game finished two all. wales have beaten scotland to record the first win of this year's nation championship. the final skol 27 to 23 - score. the other game, france to the top of the table after that 10 to 9 win. the result has severely dented ireland's hopes of a third successive six nations fatal. on sunday england will hope to continue their winning start under new coachedy jones. they want their opening game against-- won their opening game and now face rome. >> >> if you want to call the pressure or expectation, i prefer expectation. it is making us prepare for in game fully. we are looking to the challenge.
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>> reporter: new york meds player has been the first major place to receive a lifetime ban for doping. he tested positive for a banned substance for a third time. he is currently serving 162 game ban for a previous drug s are offences. the life time suspension is the longest drug-related made in major league baseball has ever issued. the fourth winter youth olympic games are underway in norway. the event is in lillehammer. a former host of the senior winter games. it was forced to withdraw from the running to host the 2022 olympics as our correspondent explains. >> reporter: sporting events come and go but not many leaving anything left behind them.
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this area is a bit different. the symbol is still carried into the trees above the stops. even the statues of kings have skis. now it is looking to the future hosting the youth olympic games in the same venues as 1994, with more than a thousand 15 to 18 year olds taking part. the norweigians following in the her ees who won gold here before the generation was born >> it's like, there was such a happening and people were cheering and they were outside and having so much fun. it is the whole experience. it's important to see, and it is not my only goal here, but i want to compete in the real olympic games too. >> reporter: some of the 15 sports are totally new, such an monday owebob-- monobob.
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three are three previous sports such as snow boarding have gone on to be a success at the senior winter games. it might not be enough to stop the olympic movement being stuck in a rut. skiing here is a way of life, but not so much that norway was prepared to put 5.4 million dollars of its oil money into the olympics, pulling out for the race which will be now held in beijing. the i.o.c. has lowered the costs of holding the games >> we want to show what we're showing, more flexibility with regard to the organization of the winter games. the rest is to the norweigians, whether they want to join this field of interested cities which we see already building up for
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2026. >> reporter: young athletes at these games may hope the chance of a senior olympics in the hafrt land of winter sports doesn't pass them by again. >> reporter: snow has made the latest world championship a hazardous one. that was how the rally ended for the driver here. the french man held on to take a 17 second lead into the final day of racing. that's all your sport for me. we will have more later on quickly going back to live pictures of the mass being held by pope francis in mexico city. it is part of the fish visit to the central american country. he is expected to speak out against corruption, the drug
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trade p and poverty. stay with us here. lots more news in two minutes. don't go away. >> coming up tonight, we'll have the latest... >> does the government give you refugee status? >> they've marched to the border. >> thousands have taken to the streets here in protest. >> this is where gangs
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diplomatic disagreement about whether a pause in sir a's civil war as kurdish fighters are targeted. welcome to al jazeera live from doha. also on the program, a staunch conservative, the longest serving member of the supreme court has died. pope francis urges mexican leaders to provide justice to the victims of drugio


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