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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello there, welcome to the news hour. i'm nick clark. our main stories. indonesia's president visits the site of the bombings in jakarta. we're in taipei where last-minute complaining is underway. >> i'm here with all of the sport, including the return of a
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convicted cricket chief. indonesian police are searching for a man they believe is the top suspect in the jar ka ta attacks. seven people including five attackers were killed in thursday's explosions and gun battles. >> reporter: they have been accused of being caught off guard, police in indonesia are now trying to find out who was involved in thursday's attacks. they say an exconvict joined isil in syria, and may have planned the attack. >> he has also the chief in -- in -- [ inaudible ] he is the one, basically, you know,
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prepared this attack. >> reporter: the alleged leader is still on the run. three other men were arrested in a suburb, suspected of plotting an attack. police have not confirmed if they were involved in thursday east attack. analysts say 120 have been trained to commit isil-inspired attacks. >> translator: they have training camps, they have been fighting as war lords in the jungle. we have information that they have received money from isil through uyghur people in china. >> reporter: analysts say the authorities were taken by the surprise on thursday. stricter anti-terrorism laws are being discussed in parliament. but the government says it would rather focus on what is called soft approach. >> look at u.s. experience in afghanistan, iraq, and
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elsewhere, the hard line approach did not solve the problem. it makes the situation become much worse. >> reporter: indonesia's largest muslim organization with more than 40 million members has called isil a problem. >> translator: terrorists are our own common enemy, the enemy of our religious communities. terrorism is against humanity, against religion, especially against islam. >> reporter: authorities are conducting raids in several parts of the country, hoping soon to announce some significant arrests. residents seem determined to show they will not be cared think thursday's attack. wayne haye reports from the indonesian capitol.
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>> reporter: there was no sign of fear at the site of the attack, after five men came here armed with guns and explosives. instead people came to the area outside of the shopping mall in jakarta for a peace rally. >> this country is strong. we are united. indonesia is a multi-cultural place, and because of that, it's not easy to shake us. >> reporter: it's too early for defiance though for family members caught up in the violence. the names of the injured are listed outside of hospitals. this is an increase in security in some areas close to where the attack tapped, but this sprawling city has largely returned to normal. there has been a strong rejection of this attack by indonesians, particularly.
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>> translator: on i'm bit concerned because the attack was very close to me, but there's nothing i can do. if i don't work, what can i do? >> reporter: this solidarity that has been shown, and something people in jar car ta say they have not seen before. >> we are not threatened, and that's why you see an outpo outpouring. >> reporter: there will also be nervousness for some time to come. and now there is more detail own those in the hunt behind the attacks. >> the will be hearing of various arrest detenni
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detenning -- detentions and further questioning of individuals who may be linked to what happened on thursday. several arrests, and the release of three individuals from the southern areas, of jakarta. now they were released with apparently no connection to what has happened in the city center. the real line of questioning focuses on the five dead assailants. who were they? where did they come from? how did they get into the city? and were they supported by anyone here? and where did they get the weapons that caused such havoc at such a busy time. the security services themselveses will have to try to find a way to communicate with each other. and the intelligence chief says there will be a break through,
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it will just take time. time may be on the side of the investigators, but the real worry is that nobody wants to see an attack like this in a country that has a strong and growing under belly of support for i.s. on monday a cafe popular with shiite was bombed. the attack was claimed by isil. the locals reported apparent appraisal attacks. the grand ayatollah delivered this message. >> translator: a few days ago we witnessed terrorist attacks on several mosques and houses of civilians. as we strongly condemn these attacks, we place full
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responsibility on oh government security forces. >> reporter: after a week in which the flames of sectarianism were fanned was more, iraq's top shiite religious leader delivered a sermon, condemning the violence and laying blame at the feet of the government for not doing more to prevent these types of attacks. isil bombers targeted cafes frequentedly shiites. the next day started seeing tit-for-tat attacks. it has only gotten worse. there is a high sense of alert across this country, about sectarian lines deepening, and because of that, he decided to
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address it in his sermon on friday. if this continues, if sectarianism gets worse, analysts worry that will effect iraq security forces fight against isil. iraq security forces trying to dislodge control of key towns in this country. iraq security forces still have to try to take back mow sol as well, and there have been clashes in and around the tikrit area. >> joining me on set is professor of history. you know the region very, very well. good to see you here. what do you first of all make of this intervention? >> well, it's not unusual for the grand ayatollah. he has on many occasions worked
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against sectarian reprizals. in 2006 and 2007, when there was kind of a civil war, he withdrew from politics, because his advise was to standing down, and they wouldn't take it. >> will this make any difference on the ground? >> oh, i think he is putting enormous pressure on the prime minister. he is basically saying this is the government's business. the government should have prevented these shiite militiamen from engaging in reprisals, so the government has to step up. >> and these popular mobilization units were his calling in the first place? >> we did call for shiite volunteers to fight the islamic
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state group. but i think he thinks they have gotten out of hand. they have gone world. they are not taking orders. >> they certainly seem to be acting with impunity, don't they? >> his call is for them not to be left with impunity, that the government should punish them for these actions. >> and is the government in a position to do so, given the complicated arena that there is in iraq right now? >> obviously it will take time. but ramadi operation was largely that of the iraqi military, the shiite militia were largely excluded from it, and so the military is showing that it can handle these situations. it can be rebuilt, and i think over time, he is insisting that these militias just can't be allowed to run wild. they have to be put under authority. >> what authority will the
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government be able to put them under? given that they seem to be controlling themselves ls and doing what they want to do. >> well, they are a form of national guard. in most countries the national guard reports to the army chief of staff, ultimately. >> right, but in that sense how will they be stopped? >> you might have to deploy some of these units that fought against them if they don't settle down. because they are putting in question the whole operation of taking back iraq from the islamic state group. you want people in mosul to want the government to come into mosul, and if they behave the way they did before, nobody is going to want them there. >> the situation is complicated enough as it is, and it adds more of a problem for the government to try to resolve. >> well, the islamic state group has made its way in this matter.
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it bombed the shiite militias. it bombed a cafe in order to provoke his reprisals. and he all along have been telling the iraqis, don't fall for it, it's a trick. it will go badly for you. and he has been right. >> what about the overall approach against isil right now? where do we stand? >> well, the operation was a success, and it was a success despite being mainly lead by the reconstituted iraqi army, and it is a model for what might happen in fallujah and mosul, but it does require -- and the sunni tribes people joined in the operation. that's what you need. you need sunni allies. so he is afraid that this kind of reprisal against sunni mosques is going to prevent the rise of sunni allies with the
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iraqi government. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. the world food program has been told it killed 32 people. they have described terrible conditions in madaya, adding that its workers saw a teenager die of malnutrition. >> reporter: the bombs and guns come and go, but hunger has been constant for many in this town. now for the first time in months, people in madaya are getting outside help. truckloads are streaming in, although for me it's too late. community workers say hunger has killed more than 30 people in the past month. >> translator: when we entered madaya, we heard of children in need. we saw the cases ourselves, and hoped we could get them out of
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madaya to be taken care of in our centers. >> reporter: that will require permission from the forces that cut off the town in the first place. fighters supporting bashar al-assad have controlled madaya for months. it's the same government that is now allowing foreign aid workers in. and what they found may be evidence of war crimes by both the government and by the rebels. >> we have seen the scenes that haunt us all. men women and children who are little more than skin and bones. so weak they could barely walk, and utterly desperate. >> reporter: here more trucks head to two villages this time held by rebel groups.
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their people are also today to be starving. while there may be finally some relief from hunger, it's not clear whether those who let starve will ever be punishedful much nor still to come here on al jazeera, including -- >> who the hell knows if you can even serve in office. >> the gloves come off during the latest debate among u.s. republican rivals. and plunging oil prices drag stock market prices -- around the world lower. and we'll have sport coming up with jo. ♪ friday is the last day of campaigning ahead of taiwan's presidential election. the dpp is scene as a front runner against ruling chinese
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nationalist party. scott heidler reports. >> reporter: since taiwan started electing its president 20 years ago, it has remained a two-party island. but now there is a new player. they call themselves the new force. one of the candidates is this heavy metal rocker. the party was born out of protests that become known as the sunflower movement, fronted by students to occupy parliament over a trade pact with china. the mpp isn't expected to come even close to the two main political parties, but with the opposition well positioned to take the presidency and control, it could lead to their favor. the dpp favors interest from taipei, not beijing. their candidate is the first
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woman to be a front runner in a presidential election. >> i expect she will be happy to have us there, because there are some very conservative groups in this dpp as well, so we can try to balance the atmosphere in parliament. >> reporter: and that includes social issues, such as women's rights, same-sex marriage, and the plight of indigenous people. increasing numbers of chinese tourists are visiting taiwan after more than 20 agreements were signed over the last several years. some mainland tourists want relations to tighten even more. >> translator: the result will gradually effect china, taiwan relations, i hope taiwan can elect a new leader who is closer to china. >> translator: i think the
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election itself is fair and just. no matter what the result will be, the people across the strait all want to get along peacefully and friendly. >> reporter: saturday night will show the influence on taiwan, and the relationship across the strait with china. al-shabab has taken over a remote army compound. it bebeen early on friday when suicide bombers rammed the gates of the base. let's take this on. we can speak to our correspondent who knows the area very well. what has happened as far as you know. >> reporter: well, it was a dawn attack, around 4:00 am al-shabab fighters rammed the gate of the camp with a car packed with explosives and then went in fighting into the base, which the african union peace keeping mission has confirmed belongs to
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the kenyan defense forces. and they are said to have killed service defense forces, soldiers, and got away with ammuniti ammunitions. we are told they saw vehicles [ inaudible ] bodies, and also some forces running away from the scene. >> there seems to be some dispute about the number of solders killed. >> yes, al-shabab is claiming 63 killed. the government is not giving a number, but is saying that is pure propaganda. the president has spoken. he did not give a number also, but says the kenyan forces are ordered to pursue those who carried out the attack on the african union, and also presidents have been telling us that the gun ships belonging to the kenyan defense forces are carrying out an operation as we
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speak. >> you mentioned that they made off -- al-shabab fighters made off with ammunitions. >> reporter: in the last two years they have attacked up to four bases. and now we're having alsha bop attacking the sennian forces. first of all they want to show despite losing territory in the rural areas, and also some of their strong holds. they are still a force to reckon with. and secondly, this is the best [ inaudible ] right now, because first of all they have lost most of their sources of revenue, but also they do not have access to ports. you know, their last strong hold was the place where they were using as a port to rearm. now they don't have that, and attacking african union and
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somali government bases remains the biggest way to rearm. >> overall what is the current strength of al-shabab as far as we know? i guess it's difficult to say. but how well armed, equipped and manned are they? >> very -- well manned. the command structure is still intact. we don't know how many are still out there. because there has been some division with the leaders and the militiamen wanting to pay allegiance to isil instead of al-qaeda, and that creates a rift between them. we don't know how many of them are out there, but one thing for sure is that al-shabab is still a major fighting force. and the attack today is -- you
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know, shows that -- that that's true. >> okay. mohamed thanks very much indeed. the united nations says it has documented cases of security forces in burundi gang raping women during searches. and reporting at least nine mass graves in and around the capitol. this includes one in a military camp said to contain the bodies of more than 100 people. violence has worsened in burundi since the president decided to run for a third term, a move opponents say was illegal. more than 400 have been killed and 200,000 others have fled the country. sierra leone's health ministry says a woman has died after testing positive for ebola. it is only a day since the world health organization declared the ebola epidemic to be over.
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the south african government has built more than 500 free houses in americana, that's where 54 miners were killed in 2012 during a protest demanding better living conditions. the mining company is now accusing the government of not distributing that housing fairly. our correspondent has this report. >> reporter: 75-year-old dora has a new furnished home. it was given to her by the south african government a week before. she says before that, she was homeless. >> i suffered. but now i'm very, very happy. >> reporter: but she says workers from the surrounding mine are threatening her. >> they come here to me. they say now go. get out of the house.
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we want to burn this house. because we don't know you. >> reporter: despite being told to leave, she says she is determined to stay. people here say minors laid claim to some of the homes by spray painting their names on l was like this one. the owner of this home nearby fled after an angry bob threatened to kill him. this is a mine worker, he says he was not one of the minors who threatened people here, but he is still angry. >> translator: we are going to fight. because who are moving into these houses are not from here. there are people like me who need these houses. >> reporter: the minors say they are frustrated with living in shacks, flooded streets, and poor sanitation. in 2012 police shot dead 34 minors while they were protesting over better pay and living conditions. a local mining company donated
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land to the government to build homes, but the government says these companies should play a greater role in social development. >> they don't realize it is a threat to their own business, so as soon as they come to the party, the mitigation is a risk for their own business. >> reporter: ht the government says not all minors are eligible for the free housing scheme, because they earn too much money. so tensions continue to build. all right. coming up in a few moments. >> reporter: i'm lawrence lee, this has turned into a new
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people-smuggling route. too scared to visit, we'll examine the impact of istanbul's attacks on the crucial tourist industry. also in sport in formula one on the slopes how one drive took his car up a snowy mountain and survived. ♪
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>> we will be able to see change. ♪ hello, again, welcome back. the top stories, indonesian police are looking for man who has been named as the coordinator of the attacks in jakarta. iraq's top shiite religious leader as urged the government to do more to stop the violence. now then refugees are taking their chances in a dangerous new sea route between denmark and sweden. it is a narrow stretch in the
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sea. but the waters are very cold. even in the height of summer, the temperature doesn't go above 12 degrees celsius. lawrence lee explains why this is becoming a route of choice. >> reporter: the migrant reception center is full of people. these men, women, and children are all new arrivals, which means they have all come in the small period since sweden introduced border controls to try to skop them. one way or another they are still finding a way. >> there are possibilities to still get to sweden in another way, and that will still happen. >> reporter: road and rail the obvious routes, the authorities are checking people's credentials, but some have still found a way through in car boots or in trucks.
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the denmark sailing culture are playing to the refugees advantage. these young people are part of a bigger group which has carried dozens to sweden because they already have families there, and it's free of charge. they do not fit any profile of what you regard people smugglers as looking like. >> you think about people earning a lot of money from helpless people. that's not what we're doing. we're helping meme. we are giving them food. we are good sailors. >> reporter: whether there are good sailors to help refugees cross this forbidding sea, far more dangerous attempts are beginning to happen. at least one inflatable boat a day has made it here. no wonder the swedish coast guard has been put on high alert. >> for sure it would be more
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dangerous for them, and the water is difficult. it could be rough weather and most people are not prepared for those kind of waters. >> reporter: this isn't the first time that the sound between denmark and sweden has been used as a people-smuggling route. during the second world war when copenhagen was occupied by the nazis, fishermen would take jews across to the safety of sweden. the now of course is because scandinavian countries have started to close their borders to refugees. most don't see them as heros, but as criminals who should be arrested. if the border patrols go on, then inflatable dingies may end up being the chose for refugees who want to see their families across the border.
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lawrence lee, al jazeera. the u.s. republican presidential front runner donald trump has ended a truce with his top challenge in spectacular style. he questioned whether the texas senator ted cruz should even be allowed to stand as president. alan fisher report rs. >> reporter: the smaller the field, the brighter the spotlight, the nastier the ekts changes. the first caucus just over two weeks away. there were sharp attacks on president obama, hillary clinton, and each other. >> you are worried most of all about keeping your homes and families safe and secure. you cannot give hillary clinton a third term of barack obama's leadership. >> the idea that we're somehow better off day is totally an
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alternative universe. >> the next commander in chief is standing on this stage. [ cheers and applause ] >> and i give you my word, if i am elected president no serviceman or service woman will be forced to be on their knees, and they will feel the fuel force and fury of the united states of america. >> reporter: one of the loudest exchanges was between the two front runners when the businessmen suggested that cruz couldn't be president because he was born in canada. but it highlights significant policy differences between the candidates. like immigration, and donald trump's plan to ban muslims entering the u.s. >> what kind of signal does that send to the rest of the world that the united states a serious player in creating peace. >> if we do not know who you are and why you are coming, when i am president, you are not getting into the united states of america. >> our country is a mess, and we
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can't let all of these people come into our country and break our borders. we can't do it. >> you had your chance, mark and you blew it. >> reporter: with polls just over two weeks away, there is a need to make an impact. this sharpens the focus on who is really capable of winning the election. now it's a on to iowa, the first caucus, and the decision of the voters. a u.s. federal judge has allowed the release of surveillance video showing the moment when a white police officer shot dead a black teenager. the family sued the city of chicago over his death in january 2013. they asked for the film to be made public to prove he was no danger to the officers. the city of chicago has had over two and a half years to be transparent in this case, and
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you are going to see what actually happened on january 7th, 2013. you are going to see a young kid, running away from the police in brood daylight and being shot and killed. from our point in view it's very clear that mr. chapman is running as fast as he can, and he almost makes the turn around the corner. that's very clear. six volunteers for a medical drug tile in northern france are critically ill. one is in a coma. all trials on the drug have been suspended. oil prices have dipped below $30 a barrel. they are now hovering just above $30. the news among poor economic figures that are weighing on stock markets ash the world. investors have been worried that
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china's economy will miss its 7% growth target. rob mcbride has more details. >> reporter: this has been an moren douse end to a moren douse start of 2016. of course the bears are predicting it could fall still further. last week we saw various measures to try to stop the selloff, the 7% trigger that could suspend trading in the market. we saw those measures being lifted. they clearly won't working. despite that the selloff has continued. and people are wondering what the wider impact is going to be. next week we are expecting all-important gdp figures to show what the growth rate was
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doing in the last quarter of 2015. it's likely to show a continued slowing in the growth rate of the chinese economy. the big question for many is will the authorities allow that to be a soft landing or a hard one? things are starting to feel very bumpy right now. the turkish president visited the site of tuesday east explosion. ten german tourists were killed and 15 others were injured. so far police have arrested seven suspects. and the attacks will be another hit to tourism in turkey. the industry is already struggling due to frosty relations with russia. as bernie sanders reports. >> reporter: when he murdered ten germans on tuesday, the suicide bomber also hit turkey's largest source of foreign tourists.
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5.2 million germans visited last year. now in istanbul there's not much sign of tourists from germany or anywhere else. >> especially after the conflict on the border, i have realized the slowing down of tourism season, especially for -- last year it was way slower than the previous ones. >> reporter: revenue from tourism was down by $2 billion last year, on the previous year to $28 billion. the industry's important for many of the small businesses that form the backbone of turkey's economy. >> translator: the day after performing i was here and saw a lot of visitors heading to the airport. we used to pick the turks among the tourists, now we pick the tr tourists among the turks. >> reporter: this happened at a
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time of the year when many people are planning where to spending their annual holiday. already these tourism industry was bracing for the loss of russian visitors. >> it will be a very hard year. we know this. and we are ready for this. what we are trying to explain our members, you should have to find alternative markets and you should have to work at -- at tourism packs. >> reporter: turkey's history, culture, and scenery, helped make it the world sixth-most visited country last year, but now tourists are looking to spending their vacation closer to home. in yemen houthi fighters have released a minister and
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four others. the u.n. special envoy says he is making progress for the next round of talks which are now delayed. >> translator: i confirm to you that the release of minister of education and four others have been secured. they have been held for the past few months and i have received this morning official confirmation from the release of the group and of their health and safety. firstly, being minister of defense, and also hadi, and thirdly [ inaudible ]. people living in the u.s. city of flint are lining up for bottled water handed out by the u.s. national guard. high levels of lead have been found in the city's drinking water, and there has also been a deadly outbreak of legionnaires' day disease. >> reporter: this city of a hundred thousand in one of the richest nations in the world has no potable water. >> the fact that we have to live
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like this, it's unfortunate. >> reporter: michigan's governor deployed the nation call guard to deliver water and water testing kits. >> this is a crisis, and that is something i apologize for. the real issue in front of us, is how do we address it? and how do we take care of the people of flint. >> reporter: an unending stream of residents files into distribution sites around the city. >> okay. folks, we probably have enough lead-testing kits here. >> reporter: a total of 32 volunteers were deployed to hand out bottled water to residents of flint, where 40% live in poverty. >> i was heartened by the resiliency of the citizens of flint. obviously this is not a good situation, but, you know,
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resilient. >> reporter: problems were first reported after the city switched from detroit's water system in 2014. >> but i have never -- very rarely even used the city's water. >> reporter: do you don't drink it? >> not, not at all. >> reporter: she said in september the water left her with a rash. >> itched, scratch. see that right there. >> reporter: now she wants to know what took the city so long to act. >> they decided not to do anything. we have lead in baby's now. now the lady's will be pregnant, and the baby will be effected. >> reporter: are you happy they are doing something now? >> yes, i am. >> reporter: after months of complaints, 150 flint residents and supporters descended on the capitol in protest. this is where it all began,
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environmentalists believe corrosive water and it away to the pipes. according to documents obtained by virginia tech university, the federal environmental protection agency new about the problem in april and wrote a memo in june. >> well, we can speak to john live now in flint. investigations are underway. what are they finding? >> reporter: well, the investigations are looking into whether any law was broken in this whole procedure. one of the issues being investigated is whether the city should have put anti-corrosive agents into the water. that might have protected the pipes, which of course leaked lead into the water system. you can see behind me. right now this is a crisis. the army national guard is handle out bottled water testing kits and filters to people. this is an emergency that is
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going on, something akin to a natural disaster. >> and we have talked of this legionnaires' disease and how more than 80 people have been effected by that. but not clear whether that is related to the water supply. how does it kind of tie into things? >> reporter: well, that's a big mystery right now. ten people have been killed by legionnaires' disease, at least 87 are infected and there is suspicion that the water might be involved there. this is of course, flint, where that is the major issue going on right now, but when the government made the announcement that legionnaires' disease had been discovered, he also said it was not clear that the water was involved. and that could be a very serious problem going forward. >> right. the michigan governor has asked the president to declare a state
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of emergency. is that likely to happen? and what difference would that make? >> reporter: it is very likely that president obama would agree. what happens in that case is federal money is released. that money would be used to rebuild the pipes in flint and help residents deal with the problems they have. it is said that the pipe problem could cost 1 billion to $1.5 billion to repair, and that is money that the city of flint simply does not have. this city was the center of the auto industry, and when general motors went away, that ended, and this city has been struggling for a decade since then. so it doesn't have the kind of money it needs. it absolutely needs the federal government to step in, and it is very likely that president obama will do that. >> all right. john thanks very much indeed for that update from the town of flint. let's get in some live
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pictures from space now. two astronauts are working to restore full power to the international space station. you can see them in action there. always a dangerous exercise going outside of the international space station. they are actually trying to maneuver a spare box which weighs around 90 kilos across a truss. live pictures from space there. still look forward to an old and very long tail. >> it's one of the biggest dinosaurs every discovered. so big it barely fits in this museum. i'm gabriel elizondo in new york. that story coming up. >> he's huge. i mean literally billions and billions. >> that is the star of the dallas mavericks impersonating donald trump in a bid to boost home support. ♪
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♪ now then from king kong to god gill la, new york hassed a tracked its fair share of huge creatures over the years, but it's latest giant visitor has one important difference. it really did exist, albeit some 100 billion years ago. it's even larger than fellow dinosaurs, like t-rex. gabriel elizondo took a look. >> reporter: unveiled to the public for the first time, one of the biggest dinosaurs ever
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discovered. at 122 feet, this dinosaur is so long, it can't even fit all the way in the museum gallery. it's the first of its kind ever discovered. scientists don't even have an official name for it yet, so until then they are calling it the tie tanstst -- tie tanasore. as you can see i only come up to the knee of this dinosaur. it gives you a sense of how big it was, but pay leen tolgs believe when this dinosaur died it was only an adolescent. it was unearthed in a remote part of argentina in 2014 and
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took a team 18 months to excavate the more than 200 bones. unlike most huge dinosaur remains where only fragments were left, this dinosaur was 70% intact. >> you need a fairly complete skeleton to start to understand this animal as living organisms. so for the first time we will be able to answer those questions. >> reporter: some of the remains were sent to a laboratory in canada, where a cast of the endire dinosaur was made. worker then put it back together, an arduous task. the giant is now on display for young and old to gaze at anded a vier -- ed ary mire.
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now opening a unique window. gabriel elizondo al jazeera, new york. >> incredible story, isn't it? time for sport now. thank you. convicted cricket chief has played his first match after completing a five-year ban for spot fixing. he took one wicket in the 16-run victory. he served a three-month prison sentence after being convicted of conspiracy in 2010. jake marsh is the senior at the international center for sport security. he says it sends out an important message to other cricketers. >> if you are going to try to corrupt cricket and cheat, then the sport is being monitored for this sort of activity. it will be spotted and you will be punished, and players may
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face then of their career with this sort of case. amir in a sense a special case, because he was 18. he was incredibly talented. if this happens to a 25-year-old cricketer then their career is over. and finally, and i think this is important, actually to take from this case, this also shows there is a path to rehabilitation for athletes when this sort of thing happens, and this is very critical in terms of professional governance of sport, and it will lead to players reporting corruption in the future. england bowled out their
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light forced them to finish the game early. we're just three days away from the first grand slam of the tennis season in australia. the two posed for photoingses with their australian open trophies before the draw. each one three of the four majors in 2013. neither has ever lost a final at melbourne park. >> a lot of fans, and it keeps growing every year. it's a long tennis history in this country. and the top seed retired in the second set of his sidney international quarter final on medical grounds but microphones on court picked up a conversation with the umpire in
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which he witnessed he was more focused on his match in sydney. he has been widely criticized for his actions. the toronto raptors are now on a four-game winning streak. after beating the orlando magic. the game tied at 96-96. overti overtime was needed. the raptors won 106-103. although they nearly sunk a 3-pointer on the buzzer. the dallas mavericks haven't got past the first round of the playoffs since 2011. so they have turned to their star player to help boost fan support. >> this is going to be huge. this is going to be so many
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points it will make your head spin. >> channelling u.s. presidential candidate, donald trump to try to increase ticket sales. they are currently sitting fifth in the conference. formula one is always trying to take it's a to new heights even more so in the austria ski resort, where they attempted to drive the car to the top of the peak. the car had to be helicoptered on to the mountain side. the 18 year old's car was it issed with special chains, and he made it up in impressive fashion. that's all for sport. more later with farah. >> he could have taken the chair lift. couldn't he? let's leave you with spots from outer space. in that space walk going on
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