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>>. in the years on, we ask how the super bowl got quite so big. >> live in santa clara ahead of the americas most popular sporting event. >> good to have u company. welcome to the qua the newshour." the un ieltd nations has strongly condemned north korea's long-range launch. saying is it will take measures in response to the nuclear tests back in january. north korea's state t.v. made the announcement saying it carried an earth observation satellite. the pictures of the leader reportedly watching that launch were then released. u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon has called the actions
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deplorable and says korea's president called for trong punitive measures. >> the u.n. security council promised to take action. >> the members of the security counsel strongly condemned this launch. the members of the security council underscore that this launch as well as any other bp launch that used the technology it cou it contributes to the dprk development of a nuclear weapon delivery system. the members of the security
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council will adopt a new security council resolution with such measures in response to this sirius violation. the members of the security council express to continue -- the commitment to continue working toward a political solution to the situation leading to the core korean. >> neighbors to the south have received it as a provocation. harry faucet reports now from the south korea ian capitol, seoul. >> reporter: the launch was moved forward by a day. two hours into the window, the rocket carrying the bright star satellite lifted off. all overseen by the country's young leader and relaid by the most famous news reader.
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>> translator: a complete success made for a liftout for the workers party and attaching advancements in science, technology and defense came abilities. >> it's that defense capability that worries regional and world powers. a rocket that can launch a satellite could carry a nuclear warhead. ebb if this one, slow to fuel and hard to conceal is far from the ideal weapon. >> this did you not have military applications, some of the systems and sub systems they could use for the military program. >> south korea's president c convened the national security council calling the launch an unacceptable provocation. >> recognizing the threat by north korea as a threat to the international council and world
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peace, they should come up with strong sanctions. >> seoul said it would start consultations on employing the america's fad north korean system. >> bay jung is opposed. the united states and south korea are trying to pressurize china to get tough on its ally. >> kim jun un is making guiding principles proving as immune to beijing as others. >> this launch comes at the start of the lunar new year and just days before the birthday of the current leader's late father, kim jun il. north core k korea called it a gift to the world. >> joining us live from the united nations in this new york.
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high, gabe. the meter is over. give us a round-up of what we know that happened in that meeting. >> the meeting just ended in the last few minutes. it was a closed-door private meeting. afterwards, ambassadors and diplomats came out. many addressed the press. they put out their statement we have been reporting. the statement strongly kong dems the rocket large, saying it violates four separate previous u.n. resolutions and the security council has come out and said that they are going to review another resolution. the venzuelan council member said it could be in the next few days that a new resolution come
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could you tell on this. lots of ambassadors spoke. the u.s. samantha power. she said this was even more than a provocation. she said this rocket launch is a direct threat and it completely can advance north korea's north korea's nuclear capabilities. let's listen to a little bit more of what samantha power had to say. >> it claims it launched what it called a peaceful earth observation satellite, but nobody is fooled. so-called space launch vehicles are the same technology as ballistic missiles which are expressly prohibited by multiple security council resolutions. some may be hearing the terms "prove okaytive acts and provocations. these are almost euphemisms that have come to be used in the
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context of north korea's advancing of the nuclear weapons program. what north korea is doing with each of these illegal acts, with each of these launches, is the launches, themselves are advancing north korea's capacity to advance it's nuclear weapons program. >> 2 will be interesting to know what china is thinking right now. did their spokesman speak after the meeting? that's all i know that they were reluctant to say anything on the way into the meeting. >> that's right. after it was over, the chinese ambassador actually did not stop to address the press formally. we were able to throw a question to him as he scuried out. his response to our question was simply that they support a new resolution, they are working towards it and that he hopes that it reduces tension and increases peace and security to
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all we heard from the chinese am bass tore, china is key here china is a key ally of north korea and just last month when they did a nuclear test, the u.n. execute counsel promised a new resolution and they haven't come up with that one yet. they were still negotiating primarily between china and the u.s., but it had been a defendant very slow process. so, that hasn't been resolved yet. we already have this new crisis that the security council is now dealing with. so while china is saying that they condemn this, they go along with this security council statement. in terms of how far they will go pursuing real teeth in a new resolution is really hard to say at this point and, also, we have to remember, again, that as the security council pointed out themselves, four different res lulings thfrl they have ed. north korea went ahead with this anyway so we have to see what a
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new resolution, if it happens, will do to persuade them from perhaps giving another launch. >> gabriel joining the latest from the u.n. new york. gabe, thank you. >> turkey says it is ready to let in thousands of syrian refugees trapped on the border if necessary. they are stuck on the frontee after fleeing the syrian government offensive near aleppo. they are not yet letting them cross the border. it's why another 70 ,000 syrians may try to cross if the fighting continues. more from the turkish/syrian board her. >> reporter: the border may be closed for people but we have seen a steady line of trucks coming in and out all day. what we have seen is structures on the back of trucks appear to be able to be scaffolding material to build the tents inside. we spoke to the drafter management agency.
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they told us they believe around 10,000 people are on the other side of that border. he said they are registering them because there is a security concern as. they say they have been they are personally we will prepared to deal with them, with supplies, relief blankets. it is incredibly coldats night. there are no plans at the moment to open this boarder. we did hear from the turkish police departme president today. he did say he expected a potential of 70,000 people to come over the next few days or weeks if this offensive continues. >> showing noines of letting up and that if need be, turkey would be opening its borders. at the moment, they remain closed. the offensive is entering its second week now. the government and allies have managed to take territory. they are advancing toward the turkish border. this report from southern turkey. >> airstrikes are intense. the aim of the syrian government is to weaken the defenses of the
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opposition before ground forces move in. at the northeastern entrance put of rebel held sgrikts inside the divided city. >> the machines cut off the roads. at a time only lifeline is the other crossing. if the regime takes those there will be no way to send reinforcements. >> it's one of 2s crossings the opposition controls along the turkib border. it's not far from the southwestern countryside of aleppo where the government and its alleys have been on the offensive. >> it has made clear they will not accept cease-fire until the turningib border is sealed. they are trying to make that happen. the offensive in the province is not just about laying siege to the opposition controlled district in the city. it is about recapturing syria's
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border with turkey. >> the only border crossing is kasab close to the mediterranean sea. it is in latikia where there has been a defendant major government offensive for weeks to seize the rest of the boarders. the government and allies are not the only forces on the ground fighting for the boarder. >> the kurdish party have pushed from the enclave they have captured two towns from the opposition. they will push to the border crossing. the regime wants the crossing, itself. >> azas is a place of refuge from the thousands who have escaped from the offensive a few kimometers. governments troops aren't fire. neither are the ypg kurdish fighters. it is not clear if they are actively cooperating. all sides are battling for control of the border.
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zeina khodr, al jazeera. >> the united arab emirates said it will send ground troops to syria. it's the third gulf region country. they are part of the u.s. led bombing campaign against isil and syria and iraq. the government in damascus has warned it will regard any attempt to send troops as a hostile act. >> still to come, a push to retake the capitol from houthi forces. territorial gangs in sanaa. >> pressure on rubio in the latest u.s. republican debate plus: >> i am andy richardson at the african nations championship in rwanda finding out if women's football can keep pace with the men's game.
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haiti haiti's president is due to step down to install a transitional government. it keeps the country from plunging into a power vacuum after the postponement. actually scheduled for april 24th. natasha joins me from port awe prince t we understand the presidentu prince t we understand the preside president? >> the president is here at the parl parliament flanked by many foreign dignity tardies including someone representing the u.n. the american ambassador. this was supposed to be a day in which the president ended his five-year tenure and handed over power to another president. instead, he is leaving his five years in office with a great deal of uncertainty and a lot of anger.
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there have been weeks of protests. we have heard a process has begun. so an agreement was reached between the parliament and the president and what will happen in this vacuum, political vamume if you will, is that the president is going to select an interim president. we are not sure when this process or how long this will take but we are told in five days there will be a vetting of candidates for interim president and at some point, after the list of candidates is complete, there will be 48 hours that will pass. then the election for an interim president will begin. in the meantime, the current prime minister will be sort of the one in charge. there is also the president of the senate and the supreme court president as the other two top officials in the country. >> natasha live in port au prince. thank you. u.s. presidential hopeful marco rubio has come under attack from several of his republican
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rivals. just four days to go before the state chooseses its presidential nominee. it couldn't have come at a worst time for the surging florida senator. from new hampshire, alan fisher has the story. >> reporter: dr. ben carson come out on the stage. dr. carson. >> candidates seemingly wandering on to the stage. donald trump was back after missing the last debate but the frontrunner is mark 0 rubio. a third place in iowa has given the senator momentum and now seen as a threat to others who tried to drag him down. >> that's what washington, d.c. does, the drive-by shot at the beginning with incorrect and incomplete information and the memorized 25 second speech. >> marco, the thing is this: when you are president of the united states, when you are a governor of the state, the memorized 30 second speech where you talk about how great america is at the ends of it doesn't solve one problem for one person. >> from the iowa winner, concern
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at news of a north korea missile launch. >> we are seeing the launch from a nuclear north korea is the direct result of the failures of the first clinton administration. the clinton administration led the world in relaxing sanctions against north korea. billions of dollars flowed into north korea. in exchange for promises not to build nuclear weapons, so what we are seeing with north korea is foreshadowing of where we will be with iran. >> an attack from jeb bush brought this reaction from donald truck who provoked boos in the audience. >> tear down. >> let me talk. quiet. >> out of time. [boos) >> that's all of his donors and special interests out trans. >> the candidates were asked if it would bring back waterboarding for people accused terrorism, a practice president obama banned as torture. >> i would not bring it back in any sort of widespread use. >> it was used sparingly.
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congress changed the laws and i think where we stand is the appropriate place. >> i would bring back waterboarding and a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding. >> the story going in to this debate was about marco rupe rubio's momentum, how he had done well in ohio and could do well in new hampshire. chris christie and others attacked him. >> could be enough to damage the florida senator. maybe not too much but enough. they thank the people of man chest ter new hampshire. chasing support, chasing the dream of success. alan fisher, al jazeera at the republican debates in new hampshire. >> more than a third of adults in the u.s. say they are neither republican nor democrat. a imagine have consistently told pollsters they want a third political party. we went to new jersey in search of some of the alternatives. this report.
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>> reporter: >> then born in the united states has the right to run for president. it's in the bill of rights. this health for aed restauranters is one of the some 1500 presidential candidates regsistered with the federal election campaign for 2016. >> you can be what you want to be. >> can you become president? >> that's the challenge. that's another reason i am on the platform for people, by the people. they want regular citizen governing our country. if a hards working can't become president, that eliminates 99% of our country. so, the 1% runs the 99. >> study after study has shown the social mobility long ago disappeared election after election has shown that only al few have viabley run for the country's? >> we need a new way forward that's not bought and paid for by predatory banks and fossil fuel giants and war profit easier who are funding the
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current system. >> joel stein was the candidate in 2012 and hopes to be in 2016. she was on the ballot for 85% of voters. in 016, she said it might be 95 to 100% of voters. >> even if a third party gets that amount, newspapers and media are hostile saying the system is rigged to ensure only two parties are heard. third parties hope social media which has proved so effective in bringing race, equality in the mainstream. we dit know the berlin wall was going to come down, and it did. we didn't know a lot ofnings were going to happen. things change. >> for the greens, it is notable because bernie sanders' platform
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is similar to theirs. they say it will ensure he is not a nominee but if he is, els be one man against a powerful democratic party machinery opposed to his goals. >> it is like helping a friend break up with an abusive relationship. how long will you make excuses for a political party pushing you over the cliff? >> the u.s. mainstream has been discussing an alternative. it's michael bloomberg, the billionai billionaire tycoon saying a true breakthrough is possible. >> perfecto. >> joining me from the city of manchester in new hampshire. over to you. >> we have said the morning here, a convention breaking up here called the we the people new hampshire rebellion convention. the people gathered here aren't
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interested. they are saying the democrats and republicans are so compromised that real change isn't possible. interestingly one of those speaking today is from the democratic party. jackie, a member of the new hampshire house of representatives. you are supporting bernie sanders talking about corporate money, how to get rid of corporate money. how can he change things if he is in a party so compromised by big money? >> sometimes the best way to change something is inside the party. >> when has that been true? the history of the democratic party? >> we have made changes. we have senators and congress men standing up for a constitutional ament. beenie sanders has been fighting longests and hardest. change doesn't come easy. as he says t will take a political revolution. i think we are on the cusp of one now. >> one of the reasons speak are
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skeptical sanders will get the nomination and if he does change anything, once in there, is the democratic party machinery is so compromised. they have a knack of putting a stop to real change the democrats change their own? >> you need every person standing to say it is time. i think we see that. we see it on both sides of the aisle at this point. that's what's been compelling the candidacy of donald trump. interesting that he is a billion air. bernie sanders is not. i think when the people rise upanding say it is time for a change, that's when we will see effective change begin. >> one more question. is hillary clinton utterly compromised by campaign contributions? >> i am not here to speak against secretary clinton. i have great admiration from her. i chose my candidate because i think he fights hardest and most effectively for the things that i care most about i see campaign
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finance for what he has been fighting for. he is my guy. >> congresswoman thank you very much. this is clearly coming to a close here prooeven so tuesday. >> live from manchester thank you. >> still to come on the al jazeera news hour. al jazeera's parliament passes a new constitution. bur it will will reform the political system. >> a fight for ramadi after a month of fighting. the iraqi army said it cleared an important neighborhood of isil fighters. >> in sport, due by desert classic. >>
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an extraordinary crisis. haiti haiti's government greens on an interim leader hours before president michelle martelli is due to step down. the un cited nations quick to condemn the launch of north korea's rocket. how exactly can it be used to advance the country's nuclear program? our science editor explains. >> reporter: north korea's rocket similar if not identical to the one it thought put a satellite in space on sunday. it has never been tested as a ballistic missile but experts say it could be adapted to carry an 800 kilogram pay load up to 10,000 kilometers. >> puz asia, europe and the u.s. within its range. the trouble it is not considered a very good ballistic missile. it can only be launched from
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fixed sites which means it's not easily hidden or moved and takes hours to prepare its voluatile fuel for launch. it's hardly a responsive weapon. north korea would need to develop a nuclear war head small enough and light enough to fit in to the rocket. so far, there is no evidence of this. if north korea could get a bomb to the target, it would need to bring it back down in a controlled way to stop it burning up as it reaches speeds of up to 25,000 kilometers an hour. >> again, there is no evidence it has the capacity to do this. experts say it could help north korea develop this, the kn 08 intercontinental ballistic missile but in a limited way. it says the rockets are different and work in different ways. all of which means at a time unhar 3 is probably what the north koreans say it is, a
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space-launch vehicles when in its current form has little potential as a ballistic missile. >> joining us in the studio is allison evans from the defense specialist ish. allison is a security analyst covering the korean peninsula and japan. a warm welcome. we saw from our correspondent what hatched at the emergency meeting at the u.n. it promised a resolution not that that made a dent in what happened dbefore is it because the u.n. moves so slowly that you see these kind of repeat attempts by north korea? >> yes. i think you are right, julie. i think from north korea's perspective, it made sense to carry out their satellite launch so soon after the nuclear tests on the 6th of january because the u.n. still hadn't put out a resolution and the second launch is only likely to incrementally change the sanctions that will come out of the u.n. discussions. >> from the north korean perspective, what's the thinking about this latest launch? what is the strategy behind it, if you like?
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>> north korea has consistently said developing its bal istics missiles programs is in its national security interest. it wants to be certain seriously in the international community and, also, to be able to negotiate as an equal partner. >> from the chinese per spective, they used words, they weren't willing to talk to gabe. they have to tread a fine line here why is that? >> that's because china and north korea were sate lies from 1950 to 1953. china is also a main trading partner for north korea and its greatest fear is that north korea, the current is it would collapse and there would be a flood of refugees across the border into china. the last thing china wants is any kind of destabilization on the korean pennsylvania. that's why it is treading acabe line here, consistently said it
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doesn't want north korea to develop nuclear weapons but north korea is acting out against that because it feels threatened by the united states. north korea feels threatened. from its perspective this is about defense. it makes me wonder: does the international community need to rethink how it deals with north kor korea? it seems our reaction is the same and results are the same. do we need to change tack here? >> i think it's important to keep up safrpz and communications with north korea. the problem is that there is not too much left to sanction. and so the biggest change will be if china steps up its implementation of existing sanctions. for example, enterdiction which would mean china could -- sorry -- that north korea would have less access to trade and goods that it's getting from china. >> something else that's an
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option is new sanctions against north korean labor abrad which brings in a lot of foreign currency to north korea. up until now, we haven't seen sanctions really impact north korea's economy because it's being so isolated for so long unless we are able to engage with north korea in a different way, we are unlikely to satisfy a change in its behavior. >> allison evans thank you very much for joining us with your thoughts. thank you? >> thank you. >> rfk u workers in taiwan are continuing to pull survivors from the rubble of collapsed buildings in the city of tanan. a number of buildings to the ground. >> the death tolls in the powerful skwaining reached 26 by sunday night. rescuers are racing against time to save more than 120 people who are still trapped in the rubble of the buildings rob mcbright records now from the city. conditions for the rescue teams
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are getting harder. >> hang in there, the rescuer shouts. we will soon get you out. >> people are trapped in very small spaces. we can't use big machinery down there. we mostly dig with our hands. >> around the edges of the site, relatives of the missing have been waiting answer,ly for news since the earthquake on saturday morning that caused this entire complex to crumble in seconds, trapping hundreds as they slept. >> wan shing someways t -- shing may is looking for her three-month old baby who was being cared for by her sister. she can't understand what happened. >> it's the construction company's fault. other buildings didn't collapse like this one. >> many are saying the complex it was poorly designed and
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built. the local language, it's called a tofu building like the dish of bean curd, it has no structure. it simply toppled over. now exposed in the ruins, these are tin cans that had been used in place of concrete on at least several floors. media have been focusing on how the media resulted with the ground floor turned into commercial space which may have weakened it further of equal concern is how the authorities in this quake-prone area of taiwan didn't present such alterations. >> the local prosecute ors office are doing a full investigation. they have come here to collect evidence. >> as that investigation ramps up, so the search of the building continues with likely offieding more bodies than
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survivors, 15 people have been reported killed while trying to escape from a very manying east of the city of ramadi. security forces say isil planted roadside bombs and rigged houses with explosives. the army has been carrying out a long operation to clear the area of fighters. imran khan reports now from baghdad. >> it's an act perhaps more symbolic than strategic. after a month of fighting, it has entered the last neighborhood and cleared it of isil fighters. >> now completely liberated, now we are removing bombs from the streets and houses and civilian. >> moving them is a big job. they have been trapped since the military offensive began. the relief of being able to leave is clear.
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>> isil treated us badly, they ordered us to leave our house and rigged it with explosives. >> our life was dire. we had no food, no medicines and we were under siege from all sides. we had to make do with the little food we had. >> they are now being taken to camps to the west. the iraqi army has to secure the area. its soldiers are going from house to house to clear booby-trapped buildings and set up defensive positions. >> there are pockets of isil fighters further east of ramadi. we have seen isil fighters mounts attacks on positions that the iraqi army say they had secured in the north of ramadi in recent days. those attacks look lile to continue because isil control parts of the countryside. >> makes them a threat. imran khan, baghdad. a sudan ease my grant after
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stepping an israeli soldier has died it happened near a bus station. police say it was an act of solidarity with palestinians. if the motive is confirmed, it would be the first attack of its kind involving a foreigner since the surge in violence began in october. pro-government forces in yemen have made territorial gains. government loyalists backed by a sau saudi-led coalition say they are sending more reinforcements in a new push to capture the city which fell to houthi rebels in 2014. here is more. >> reporter: special forces retake coastal areas in haja province, and advance toward the port city, a shia-houthi rebels stronghold. it's home to the biggest oil refiner in yemen. it's disagrs seaport is crucial exports. the houthi and their alleys still have troops stationed in
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the area. losing the city and its seaport is likely to undermine that their chances of getting supplies of weapons from abrought. it we are making gains t the army is gradually tightening the grip on the coastal province. they will may make sure the houthis won't receive any more from iranians. fighting in the coastal areas continues. proceed government troops are on the move. they are know in control of an area a few kilometers from the capitol. this is where the future of the city may be decided. special forces loyal to president hadi have laid siege on a military base on the city's out skirt. the push by government loyalists is a signifdevelopment since the houthis took over in 2014.
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backed by a soaudi-led coalitio, these fighters say they are determined to continue the fight envelope their rivals surrender or face defeat. the coalition has intensified airstrikes hoping to force the houthis into retreat. shia rebels remain de. they say they are determined to fight. fiant. they say they are determined to fight. >> algeria's parliament past a constitution that aims to reform the political system. the government says the changes will strengths en democracy but political experts have cast doubt on whether they will come to fruition and end the president's grip on power. the introduction of two term limits. >> rule was lifted in 2008 to
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allow him to run for a third time. changes will require the president to get support from the majority of parlorpal in appointmenting a new prime minister. an independent electoral commission will be established and freedom of assembly, speech and the press are guaranteed. al jazeera -- but algeria's opposition boy costed the discussion said the constitution seeks to maintain the current status yeah. joining me in the studio is george jofi, a specialist in north african relations and a lecture at that time cambridge. a warm welcome to the program? >> thank you. >> thanks for being with us. george, on the surface, a lot of this looks positive but not everybody agrees across the political spectrum. >> i think one needs to see what's being done do i want forget up until 2008, there were only two presidential terms nymph. they were lifted especially so the president could have a third and a fourth term in.
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so the restation of of that is returning the constitution to what it was before. the other issues, the status of the berber languages as official languages, many recognize the situation that has existed in part ever since 2002. again, the guarantees of freedom of the press, they existed before as did the argument there would be free and fair elections. in a way, there is nothing materialbly new in this. >> so what we are doing is a good pr job if you like on what's in there. for ordinary people, based upon what you have said, how much does this sort of stuff actually matter? >> algerians believe what they say is a facade democracy where power lies within the presidency and within the occult powers of the army and security services. these don't alter that very much. they guarantee certain rights
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and freedoms but whether they will be discharged in practice, non-knows. it's one of the reasons why the political parties are so skeptical about it one has to wait to see until the president leaves the scene. the question is whether he can stay. he is an ill-man. he had a stroke a year and a half ago. he is now in his fourth term and it's doubtful if he will last until 2019. >> were these reforms brought in to stave off the perceived revolution we have seen in other parts of the arab world? why were they deemed necessary? >> they were brought in really because of what happened in 2011. algeria riots and demonstrations, many spilled over into political gonestrations, too. the government wanted to avoid that happening again. they have been a long time coming. there was a consultation in 2013
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noire one in december of last year and this is all that's resulted from them. the political parties feel they have been cheated. there is nothing very substantial there, nothing new and they would like to see much. more. >> interesting to wait and see what happens. thank you very much for joining us. >> you are welcome. >> four people have been killed until grenade attacks in burundi's capitol. the attack happened in a bar in a working class neighborhood there was a young boy selling eggs. ten were wounded. in another attack, armed people through a grenade at police patrol injuring 8 1ri68ians according to the mayor. to come here on the al jazeera newshour. carnival time how brazilians aren't letting the zika virus dampen their spirits. >> panthers and bronchos practice their winning smiles
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ahead of this super bowl 50.
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>> support now. here is farrah. >> thanks so much. we start with football arsenal up to a 2-nil we'd. chamberlain with those goals. the democratic republic of congo won the african nations championship. they beat mali in the final to round up the tournament in rawanda. while this event, women's
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football in the host country is gaining ground. andy richardson reports. >> the african nations championship has given rawandan football its highest ever profile. the women's national team is still struggling for attention. the side played their first official game just two years ago. the role women are expected to play here is changing, though. after the genocide of 1994, which left around 1 million rawandans dead. the country's adult population was almost 70 percent female. women began to make their voices heard. fell felicity spent the last 20 years campaigning for equality in football. >> we have ideas because they have not been given a chance to speak all of their ideas and their ideas are under the table. now that their ideas are out, they have found having a woman
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in a position is a great idea. >> women's rights are now enshrined in the country's constitution. 60 percent of those in parliament are women. the biggest proportion anywhere in the world. but it's taken time for the high political profile to be reflected in sport. >> the experiences of the national team's coach provide an insight into how much has had to change. >> i started when i had the 12 years, it was bad for me because whenever i was at home, thigh parents started to get me. >> many clubs make funds available to play for their young players' education has been one factor in helping parents accept their daughter's choices. >> football has been very good to me.
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right now, i am at university and the reason i am there is not because my parents paid me but because of football, the team i play for paid for all of my education. >> reporter: this season, the national league expanded from 12 to 16 teams and more schools than ever are giving boys and girls a sporting chance. >> young girlstion you have to clean the classroom, help parents at home. you have to do some cooking and whatever. but now that's a sport. girls do sports and boys do sglovrnts a hosted andy richardson, al jazeera, tagali, rwanda. >> the carolina panthers are getting ready to take on the denver broncos within the super bowl 50 with an expected awedients of 190 million fans
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quarterback cam newton has been central to his team's success. on saturday, he was named the n.f.l.'s most valuable player. his counterpart is peyton manning. the 39-year-old's fourth super bowl and could be the final game of his career. al jazeera's daniel lak joins us live from santa clara. with all of the controverts e sou surrounding the nfl, has that had an effect on the super bowl? >> hello from santa clara. in answer to your question, probably not. i think the problem is that the publicity has gone on for 10 years about concussions. it's affecting young players people say in their early teens. that's where we have seen real impact. much, much fewer people playing american football in university, colleges an especially in high
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schools. it's a couple of hours from game time. the brand-new levi s stadium, absolutely packed to the rafters. some paying r0r789d in excess of $25,000 for a seat. real demand here off to my right, there will be a fan party. they call them tailgate parties here, a big show, a spectacle in america. it's full-bore here. >> advertisers are paying $5 million for 30 second commercials. is it worth it? >> it must be. the list of products is basically the list of every well-known global brand. in 1984, apple launched its macintosh, what has become the mac book proceed during the super bowl. everybody is advertising here today. >> morning that pours into the
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port not just in this game but throughout the season, that makes this one of the most well-funded sport. the richest in america, shared out between the teams, the players, it's something to see. a lot of the fans are maybe a touch cynical about it saying maybe it's too much about money but on the other hand, the shear entertainment of it, people are willing to pay ticket prices. it's really going ahead today. a big day. >> who are the experts saying are the favorites to win this? it's an interesting game. carolina is favored. they had an incredible season thanks to cam newton. he is a fascinating figure, superb athlete, african-american. some controversy about african-american quarterbacks and whether they are respected in the game. his opponent is mayton manning -- payton manning. it's going to be a battle of these two different figures and
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the best defense in the n.f.l., denver versus the best offense. that's carolina. bound to be a really good game. >> we will talk to you later. daniel lak live from santa clara. thank you. daniel willet has won the dubai classic. rorime won four shots behind. after this on the final green. >> saw him finish on 19 under par, a shot clear willett's fourth european. >> at this honestly. theo all three was a 18. i had to step back and refocus at a good line. several processes all week. i said at the beginning of the week, i feel pretty good and stayed on top of myself and not tried to get too down and played
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top quality of golf with that. >> all of your sport for now. now back to julie in london. >> farrah, thank you. the worst public health memory. the epidemic of the mosquitos-borne virus. in their famous carnival. more nowfo from rio de janeiro. >> a crowd of an estimated 100,000 jumps and sings to the intoxicating music of the banda epinema in rio de janiero, carnival, the largest, loudyest, longest street party in the world. not even an epdem ilk of the zflt ika virus. >> carnival is part of the
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brazilian soul. without it, we would have a problem. brazil is brazil. >> dauring can value, the county comes to a standstill except to people's feet to therithim of zamba. in rio, all over the country, rain or shine, in sickness and in health people are trying to put aside their troubles and party for an entire week as though there were no tomorrow. the zika virus has hit hardest here and is thought to be linked to thousands of birth defects, carnival is providing much needed cheer. it's a tradition cultivated from cradle to tomb. >> life goes on, even when we have problems, we have to continue singing and dancing. >> and using one's imagination, back in rio nothing seems to be too wild. barbara sosa came as her idle,
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carmen miran d.a. >> we have to for get the prondz we have and enjoy. >> what's worrying health officials. the zika virus has been found in sal i have a. so they are cautioning revelers to refrain from the popular tradition of kissing total strangers but it's a recommendation many are forgetting during this week when everything except having fun seems to have been forgotten. al jazeera, rio de janiero. >> you can find out much more on our website. take a look. the address for that is great thing is the stories that you click on come up on the front page. why not take a look? >> it for me, julyy mcdonald, my colleague will take over in a moment's time with much more with the day's news. b bye-bye.
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the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. describes north korea's long range rocket launch as a direct threat. this is al jazeera live from london. also coming up, a growing humanitarian crisis along syria's border with turkey. thousands of refugees have gathered. ankara says it will not abandon them. an agreement is reached on a provisional government in haiti, but not everyone is satisfied. also


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