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reminder of a suicide-bomb attack that killed 13 people. and you'll find much more on many of our stories over on our website. that's what the front page looks like at the moment. to get to it you simply click on www.aljazeera.com. www.aljazeera.com. >> less than 24 hours before voting begins in new hampshire, and a new poll shows that sizable lead for the front runners. >> weakness is simply not an option. >> the united nations considers new sanctions in response to north carolina's launch of a long range rocket. days after a powerful earthquake rattled taiwan crews hold out hope in the search for survivors. >> and beyonce delivers a
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politically charged performance at the super bowl. >> this is al jazeera america. live from new york city. i'm lori jane. the candidates are out stumping for votes this morning in new hampshire. they're trying to lure undecided voters. tomorrow is the first primary of the presidential race and the latest polls just released this morning showed the front runners with big leads. a new new hampshire poll had donald trump 20 points ahead. there is a tie between ted cruz and marco rubio. john kasich and jeb bush are tied for third. marco rubio is still defending his debate performance after a con tin shoes exchange with governor chris christie. >> barack obama knows exactly what he's doing.
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>> i'm going to say this every chance that i get. barack obama is trying to change america. >> donald trump and jeb bush continue to take shots at one another. this morning trump said every time jeb attacks him he, quote, melts like butter. trump criticized the former governor for having his mother campaign for him. >> poor poor jeb bush who brings out his mother what's he needed help? no, he needed help. mommy, please come. walk in the snow mom. >> yesterday bush called trump a loser. democratic candidate hillary clinton is campaigning in new hampshire today but she spent part of the weekend in flint, michigan, where she offered her support as the city deals with its water crisis. >> i'm here because for nearly two years mothers and fathers were voicing concerns about the water's color, about the smell, the rashes that it gave to those who were bathing in it.
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>> her husband stayed behind to campaign on sunday. bill clinton unleashed his strongest attack yet on bernie sanders, saying that the vermont's campaign has been sexist and dishonest. sanders denied the accusations. >> look, we don't want that crap. we'll do everything that we can. >> a new you mass poll out this morning finds bernie sanders with a 16-point lead over hillary clinton with just a day to go before the new hampshire primary. the margin of error in this poll is nearly 6%. libby casey is live in manchester, and libby, what do these latest poll numbers tell us? >> well, clearly the front runners have a comfortable lead here, but everything is in influx. that's the take away. if you look at the republican side of the second tear candidates we're seeing numbers all over the map. senator rubio trying, as you mentioned to not let saturday night's performance of the
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debate dent him. his performance played into a narrative that the governors in this race have been trying to push. chris christie, jeb bush and john kasich, the governors, against the senators. we've got marco rubio and ted cruz, and the governors have been trying to dent rubio because he has been emerging as a real contender here in the establishment candidate field. the governors say they have more experience. they say that marco rubio is not tested enough, and chris christie came out the strongest against him, but whether or not that translates in the poll numbers so far it has not given chris christie a bump. it may help other people like john kasich, who has been doing fairly well here. new hampshire is a make it or break it state for a lot of these governors. and it doesn't mean that they'll drop out as soon as new hampshire is over if they don't did well, but they have invested a lot in this state, so they do need to perform here in a way that at least meets expectations. >> and libby, i imagine today is
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going to be a busy day. can you give us an idea what the candidates are planning to do today? >> well, they're all over the place. they're crisscrossing the state. new hampshire is not that big geographically. you feel like you can't walk a block without running into a candidate. they're holding a lot of events. donald trump on the stump today talking more about an initiative that has gotten him a lot of attention: immigration. >> migration is a horrible thing. we all have a heart and we see what is going on, but we can't afford to take our chances. we saw what two radicalized people did in california three months ago. we are not--we're going to be tough at the borders. if we're not, we're just not smart people. donald trump, of course, has talked about shutting down the borders, building a wall, and also not allowing muslims to not come into the country. mixing two issues there on the stump. we ran into the clintons this
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morning at a diner, because like i said, you walk around and you end up seeing applications. and bill and hillary clinton were sitting having breakfast connecting with people on a personal level. new hampshire has saved them in the past. even though they're down in the polls, they're still trying to win vote by vote here in new hampshire. >> all right, al jazeera, libby casey in manchester, new hampshire. thank you. a big storm in new hampshire could make it difficult for some voters to head to the polls. forecasters are expecting about three inches of snow across the state today and into the early morning hours tomorrow. up to eight inches may fall along the coast. strong wind gusts are also expected. the u.n. security council is threatening deeper sanctions against north korea after it launched a long-range rockets into space. international leaders including the u.n. secretary general condemned the move calling it a clear threat to international peace and security.
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north korea says the launch was for peaceful purposes. but the u.s. is worried the satellite launch is a cover for testing long-range ballistic missiles. >> they are not merely provocations. with each one of these actions they come one step close for its declared goal of developing nuclear tips intercontinental ballistic missiles. we cannot and will not allow this to happen. >> the rocket launch violated four different u.n. security council resolutions. it's not clear if china, nuclear's strongest backer, will agree to new stiff sanctions. al jazeera jamie mcintyre is live for us at the pentagon. what is the strategy and is there talk of changing it now? >> the talk is how successful this rocket launch was on saturday night-sunday morning
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korean time. it did put a satellite into orbit, however, as the satellite launch was quite unsuccessful, the satellite is tumbling out of control so, it's not funking as an earth-observation satellite. more importantly th, this is the second time that north korea has been able to launch a three-stage missiles, and so it shows that their capability continues to grow. in response the united states is looking at beefing up missile defenses on the koreanen peninsula, something that president obama hinted at in an interview on cbs aired this morning. >> now they're trying to perfect their missiles launch systems. i spoke with. presidenpresident xi of china
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on tightening the noose on them. and we're talking about more missile defense capability to prevent any possibility that north korea could reach u.s. >> so what is the president talking about there? he's talking about somebody called tad. defenses that are capable of shooting down ballistic missiles in the mid flight stage. this is technology that the united states has had wore fight some time. and the consultations are going on right now. i'm told within a matter of weeks those anti-missiles systems could be on "n" place on the koreane korean peninsula. >> last month north korea crated a nuclear test. does this mean that the sanctions are not working? >> yes, the sanctions are not working. that means that the united states will have to come up with another strategy of deterrence. it's a three-point check they're
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looking at. can they stage a multi-stage rocket. apparently they can. do they have a nuclear warhead small enough to fit on that rocket. we don't know, but the north koreans say they do, so the u.s. is taking them at their word. and the last part, north korea is creating road mobile missiles. they're on a truck that can be hidden and driven around, much more difficult to attack than the missile that we saw saturday night, which was on a launch pad. sanctions seem to have very little affect on the regime. so the u.s. is focusing on being in position to neutralize the threat should the capability continue to grow in north korea. >> jamie mcintyre. thank you. italy's president is kicking off a week-long tour of the united states with the trip to the white house today. president sergio is expected to
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talk to president obama on a number of issues including the response to isil and the refugee situation in europe. 's slated to meet with vice president joe biden and secretary of state john kerry. the iraqi military says it is making more gains in isil in anbar province. forces are evacuating civilians from a stronghold near are a ma'am di. they retook the area over the weekends. they say that victory has allowed them to close in on fallujah and close off crucial supply routes to syria. airstrikes over the weekend held the iraqi military make those gains. it's a somber new year's in taiwan. people are still trapped under republic after a deadly earthquake. but rescuers told four--pulled for more survivors from a highrise building that collapsed when the earthquake struck over the weekend. the death toll now stands at 38. >> the lunar new year's day in the whole of taiwan is closed as
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people take off work and go to temples. this temple just over 100 meters from the main rescue site is probably busier than most. it's a vocal point for many of the charities and volunteer groups that have come along to lend their support to the rescue effort. and also ordinary people coming here to make their offerings. and in some ways this chinese lunar new year has had a shadow cast over it by this tragedy, but also you get a sense that people have been stirred into action coming to join this communal effort, giving whatever help they can while there is still a chance of people being rescued from the rubble. >> i pray for those people still trapped and their safety. >> a pray to god that there will be more survivors. >> rescuers are now wrestling with the difficult decision of whether to bring in heavy lifting gear to remove some of the upper parts of this structure against people who may be buried lower down in the
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rubble. they resisted doing so-so far because of course it may cause a further collapse losing the very people that they're trying to save. but we're coming to a criminal point. we're into day three, that if people are trapped they can't survive longer than three days without food and water. if they are buried deep down in the republic then they deserve a chance of being freed. >> rob mcbride reporting from taiwan. 35 people were killed in that one collapse of the one apartment building. president obama pressures congress to provide funds to study zika. plus new calls to bring back a banned toxic pesticide. it was like a bad dream. >> up next, a look at the challenges facing deported parents forced to leave their u.s.-born children behind.
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>> president obama is urging americans not to panning over the zika virus. he's now asking congress for $2 billion in emergency funding and he talked about it on the risks of cbs this morning. >> the good news is that this is not like ebola. people don't die of zika. a lot of people get it and don't even know that they have it. but what we now know is that there appears to be some significant risk for pregnant women or women who are thinking about getting pregnant. we're going to be putting up a legislative propose to congress
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to resource both the research on vaccines and diagnostics, but also helping in terms of public health systems. there should not be panic on this. this is not something that people are going to die from it. but it is something we have to take seriously. >> this week the health services will brief congress on the effects. a righters survey found that people questioned were less likely to travel to puerto rico, mexico or south america. 48% said that zika has not changed the likelihood of changing destinations and six out of ten say that the virus is concerning to them. health experts are considered bringing back an old pesticide that was banned since the 1970s. john terrett explains.
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>> this is the story of a miraculous white power. it's name ddt. >> this 1945 propaganda film hailed the benefits of ddt. >> yes, today it is a military weapon. we're turnin turning it out by the thousands of tons. >> it had been around since the 1870s but it was not until 1939 that it was discovered to be a stunningly effective pesticide. they would use it to fight malaria,ify fuss and other insect-spread viruses around the world. . >> and the homecoming of the healthiest army in military history will be in no small part due to ddt. our great new weapon for war today and peace tomorrow. >> after the war ddt gained widespread civilian and industrial use. millions of tons of the
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pesticide were sprayed in farms, gardens, forests and homes. in 1946 the paint government sherwin williams marketed ddt under a brand name as a powder, spray and liquid coating sold in paint cans and applied with a brush. for decades the pesticide industry reassured the public that ddt was totally safe. >> no, sir, it harms only us. used right it is absolutely harmless to humans and animals. >> but mounting evidence revealed that was not true. in 1962 scientists published a groundbreaking book "silent spring" arguing pesticides like ddt were also deadly to birds, fish and humans. "silent spring" became a best seller. >> in 1963 cbs news aired an one-hour documentary on carson. >> can anyone believe it is
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possible to lay down such a barrage of poisons on the surface of the earth without making it unfit for all life? >> throughout the 1960s environmentalists pushed for tougher regulation of ddt. joni mitchell's iconic rock-n-roll ballad "big yellow taxi" made it part of our national culture. >> it wasn't until 1972 that the newly created environmental protection agency banned the use of ddt in the united states. but over the next two decades the u.s. continued to export hundreds of tons of ddt to the developing world. john terrett, al jazeera. >> the former owner of a company involved in a big chemical spill in west virginia will be sentenced today. the spill two years ago tainted the water supply for some 300,000 people. former freedom industry owners william tiz faces time in
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prison. 7500 gallons of a cleaning chemical spilled into the river. a family of a black teenag er shot by a white officer is looking for a response. the officer said he had to shoot in self defense because the 19-year-old was swinging a bat. he also said that his actions caused the death of a neighbor betty jones, who was also shot by police. washington has long been debating how to fix what many people call america's broken immigration system. but for many the issue is more personal than that. al jazeera's jennifer london has the story. >> there idear samantha. i hope you're doing good. i want you to know that i love you very much. >> for years sow for a i can't wrote letters to her daughter. >> you are my pride and joy, and it hurts me to see that you are there.
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>> her written words, the only way to keep in touch with samantha. >> i will give my life for you. i will do whatever it takes so that you can be okay. >> after living in the u.s. for 25 years, sophia was deported to her home country of mexico. but her only child, samantha, was forced to stay in the u.s. both ask that we not use their real names or show their faces. >> it was like a bad dream. like of the it did not say that i was in mexico. i knew i could not cross. and i knew i couldn't get ahold of nobody. i cried all the time. >> sophia is one of thousands of single parents who have been separated from their american-born children in removal proceedings. specific numbers are hard to come by. immigration enforcement say they do not keep track of how many families are separated in deportation.
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>> when they're deported it is a hurried chaotic process, and there is no meaningful screening of who is left behind. i have one client who was a victim of domestic violence. she was removed. and as a result of they are deportation they are teenage sons became homeless. that's not what humanity is about. >> many deported moms are unwilling to leave tijuana and leave to mexico without their children. they're too afraid to chance a dangerous border crossing, they wait living in limbo along the border knowing that their children are somewhere just beyond the fence. >> tonight on al jazeera hear what sophia and other deported moms want the u.s. government to consider before separating families. >> you know, they should think about the future of our kids. you know, what kind of future will a kid have when they don't have their parents in the pta meeting. >> we'll take you to the shelter just over the border in mexico.
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originally founded to help migrants heading north, it now primarily houses deported moms with nowhere else to go. jennifer london, al jazeera, tijuana, mexico. >> well, there will be no chipotles for lunch today. the latest move to improve food safety. and beyonce steals the spotlight at super bowl l. [singing]
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>> chipotle is closing stores nationwide today to talk to employees about food safety. it will be closed during lunch hour for meetings go food prep protocols. profits tanked after an e. coli outbreak that left hundreds sick. peyton manning is taking time to reflect after the broncos 24-10 win in super bowl l. at age 49 manning is the oldest quarterback to ever win the game. he's still dealing with a league investigation into whether he used hgh. that allegation prompted by an al jazeera report. meanwhile, it's the super bowl halftime show that has many people talking today. [singing] >> the halftime show started with happy reminders of the '60s when the first super bowl took place. but after performances by coldplay and bruno mars. [singing] beyonce took over. this drumline opened up to a
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performance of her new song "formation." back up dancers dressed as black panthers with their signature of black berets referencing the black power salute. after the performance beyonce's mother posted this picture of the back up dancers with a similar salute. on twitter some of the dancers paid tribute to mario woods, a black man shot dead by police in san francisco last year. woods was accused of stabbing someone, and police said he would not drop the knife. ththe justice department is now investigating the police department. beyonce's performance came a day after the star released her most political work yet. the music video for the song "formation" highlights police brutality and destruction in black neighborhoods after hurricane katrina.
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some have criticized it as anti-cop. one woman wrote as a wife of a police officer, i'm offended by this entire video. another tweeted i stand with police, boycott beyonce. the overwhelming comments were in support of her performance. out of all the artists which sang last night beyonce received the most attention with 1.3 million tweets about her during halftime. al jazeera. >> and finally take a look at the stunning photos out of syria. two newlyweds 18-year-old nada and 27-year-old hasan were photographed with in their wedding with the ravaged city of homs in the back drop. thanks for watching. the news continues next live from doha.
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>> angela merkel condemns the russia airstrikes that force thousands to flee syria. hello there, i'm felicity barr. you're watching al jazeera live from london. also coming up, the eight-year-old girl is pulled alive from a taiwanese apartment block 16 hours after it was toppled by an earthquake. power vacuum the u.n. urges haiti to form a new government quickly as protests grow. and why ancient traditions to welcome in the lunar new year are changing in china.