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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello, welcome to another news hour. in doha. i'm adrian finighan, coming up in the next 60 minutes. no turning back and no way out. the united nations calls on turkey to open its boarder to tens of thousands of desperate syrian refugees. nine dead, more than a hundred injured in germany's worst rail crash in years. i'm in new hampshire. i have been asking first-time voters, what do think they about
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the presidential candidates. and angry protesters demand that south africa's president repay taxpayer's money he used for home improvements. ♪ the united nations has called on turkey to open its borders to syrian refugees fleeing fighting in adepot. tens of thousands of people are stranded at the boarder. but turkey's foreign minister has warned that if the regime's military campaign continues the number of refugees could reach a million. let's take you live now to the turkish city near the syrian border. stephanie decker is there. stephanie why don't turkey allow these people to cross its border? >> reporter: well, what the officials here say is that at the moment they can handle them perfectly where they are. they say we can provide for them
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here as good as we can over the border. turkey of course is also concerned because it has a huge number of syrian refugees already here, over 2.5 million. and the message from the government is they sort of feel russia is putting pressure on turkey using the humanitarian card. we know that there are thousands of people, around 11,000 now we're told, close to the border crossing that are camped out there, and that want to cross. and just to show you what the situation is like inside syria, around aleppo at the moment. this is a report from my colleague, zana hoda. >> reporter: it's their job to watch the skies. civil defense volunteers east of aleppo city are on alert whenever they hear
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the sound of jets. these volunteers have been busier than usual. russian air strikes have intensified since the syrian government's offense if began in aleppo over a week ago. those forces are close to besieging the rebel-held areas in the city. >> translator: there are some people who are leaving the city because they are afraid of the siege. god willing it won't happen, but we decided to stay because we need to help the people and fighters who chose to stay. >> reporter: civilians are increasingly helpless, doctors and nurses are overwhelmed. they work out of makeshift clinics because hospitals have been reduced to rubble after years of war. the government has besieged areas in other corners of syria where people continue to die from the lack of food and
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medicine, and the mere is easter aleppo may by next. >> translator: the medical supplies we have are only enough for a month and a half. [ gunfire ] >> reporter: the armed opposition is just as defiant. they use whatever weapons they have, but their opponents control the skies. nevertheless they say they will not withdrawal. >> reporter: god willing they won't lay siege to aleppo. we promise our brothers in syria he will be fight. >> reporter: the opposition has lost territory in the countryside, but they are still fighting back. [ explosion ] >> reporter: with the help of russia and iran the syrian government is close toen circling the city of aleppo. it wants to cut the rebel's lifeline. it has already managed to disrupt their supply lines. there are towns where opposition fighters are still holding ground. it is strategic to prevent the
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government from cutting off the highway that links this city to opposition territories further west. the opposition is under a lot of pre. sure -- pleasure. >> stephanie what are the oppositions now for the opposition? >> reporter: well, i think their oppositions certainly are limited. there is a will to keep fighting. no oning wants to seay leapt poe fall. if it does fall to the government, the plan, what they call a free syrian enclave will be gone. they don't have the weapons and certainly to fight the russian air power is impossible. when you control the skies there is only so much you can do on the ground. it is incredibly difficult to see how long they will be able to push back.
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certainly we have just come back from speaking to a 35-year-old lady that came out of that region just a few days ago. and she was saying she lives just north of aleppo, and she said the bombardment was relentless, which made the heart-burning decision, she called it, to leave. her husband is still on the other side. he can't cross. he tries every day. she burst into tears. really heard breaking to see this kind of plight the people face. we have been covering this for years and it just keeps happening. i think the talk is accurate when you are listening to governmental agencies that tens of thousands of people will continue to move out of that area when the fighting is so relentless. >> stephanie many thanks.
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stephanie decker live near the turkey-syria border. a car bomb has exploded in syria's capitol killing at least ten people. police say a suicide bomber blew himself up after driving a car into a police officer's club. turkey has accused russia of mercilessly bombing targets in syria. a report in human rights watch say that russian military forces have carried out daily attacks using nationally banned cluster bombs. >> reporter: these kind of accusations have been leveled against russia for nearly four and a half months now. we have heard that russia is using cluster munitions, that it is using unguided dumb bombs, and attacks heavily built up civilian areas, and there does
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seem to be a flood of online video, et cetera, that seem to support these accusations. the russian response has always been that there is no conclusive proof. it essentially dismissing all of the videos and such like. and that is an argument we have heard again from the kremlin today. the spokesperson said no one up to now has presented a single piece of credible evidence. that's the russian argument, and it seems they are sticking it to for the moment. we heard earlier on from the russian representative in the united nations, and he said that talk of the sufferings of the civilian population in syria is often used as a trump card in the political game, but he did assure the watchers and the media that russia is constantly, as he put it in dialogue with the syrian authorities, trying
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to maintain -- trying to ensure the safety of civilians in syria. the greek coast guard has helped to rescue dozens of syrian refugees trying to cross the aegean sea from turkey. more than 300 people were towed ashore. the number of people rescued on monday reached 1,500. the united nations refugee agency says that over 50,000 refugees have arrived in greece since the start of the year. rallies are continuing in gaza in support of a palestinian journalist who is on hunger strike. they imprisoned him without charge. israel's supreme court has suspended his detention due to his health, but he vowed to keep starving himself until he is
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unconditionally released. two trains collided head on in germany. and investigators are trying to figure out why they were traveling on the same section of track. shortly we -- we'll speak to dominic kane, but first this report. >> reporter: firefighters used heavy-lifting equipment to gain access to part of one of the trains to try to free any passengers still trapped inside, and carefully remove the bodies of some of those killed in the crash. a full-scale emergency response is underway involving police, firefighters, and medics. the accident happened in a wooded area difficult to access close to the river bank. rescuers attempted to reach those stranded anyway they could by air and on the water, deploying helicopters to help move the injured and any equipment that might be needed in the coming hours.
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>> translator: because of the confined space, we are rescuing the injured by air and then taking them to nearby hospitals. >> reporter: both trains partially derailed and hit each overhead on. >> translator: the trains must have collided high speed. this particular part of the route allows for a speed of about 100 kilometers per hour for each of the trains. we have to assume the train drivers had no visual contact and hit each other without breaking. >> reporter: at least a hundred people have been injured, many seriously, some being treated while still on the train. many on board were on their way to work when the crash happened. investigators are at the scene trying to find out what caused the collision. emma hayward, al jazeera. >> let's cross live then to the scene of the crash, dominic kane
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is there. it has been going on for, what, eight hours, since the accident happened. what is happening there now? >> reporter: well, adrian as you can see behind me, on the other side of the river is the point of the end of the second train. and you can see behind the cordoned off area, this is as close as the authorities are allowing us to get. but if we pan to the left if you follow the course of where the trains were, you will see where the ambulances are in the distance. that's the point of the actual collision, and we know it has been confirmed by the private company, that the two drivers died in the incident. and as you heard in emma's piece there, dozens of people were badly injured, and have been fairied to hospitals. we know about the air ambulances that we use because it is so inaccessible here. it is difficult to get the sorts of logistics here to treat the
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casualties that were here when the incident happened around eight hours ago. >> what is the theory as to why these two trains were on the same section of track? >> reporter: well, indeed, adrian, logic would dictate that two trains would never be on the same stretch of track at the same time. certainly that is one area that the investigation will be centering on. we can be your about that. obviously the black boxes inside the two trains will be integral to the investigation, and we understand the authorities have not managed to locate some of them, but one of the black boxes is still lodged inside one of the trains, so it will be very important for the authorities to get ahold of that, because as we know the drivers of the trains were killed in this incident, so realistically insofar as the evidence goes in terms of this accident it be in the black
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boxes that the authorities will get most of their information concerning this incident. >> dominic kane many thanks. you are with the news hour on al jazeera, still to come on the program, police fire warning shots during a night of rioting in hong kong. i'm jonah hull in finland where [ inaudible ] once ruled supreme, now the e.u.'s economic trouble zone. and peyton manning celebrates the denver bronco's super bowl win, but does it mean he will now be saying good-bye to the nfl? ♪ it's another important day in the race for the white house, and the u.s. voters don't just choose the president they also choose the cabinet. and that's what they are doing now in new hampshire, the first
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official primary. al jazeera's correspondent has been speaking to first-time voters there. >> immigration, education, foreign policy, safety and security of the people in the country, and improving economy are the real issues that i want to see change. >> reporter: he was 13 when the kingdom dispelled tens of thousands like him in the 1990s. after 18 years living in south asian refugees camps he and his fundamentally were resettled in new hampshire in 2008. now he will help decide who will become the nominees in this year's presidential election. and he has narrowed the field down. >> my finalists are, you know, secretary hillary clinton, and bernie sanders. i do like john kasich as well to some extent.
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we have seen hillary clinton leadership when she was secretary of state. bernie sanders, we still need to see his foreign policy. >> reporter: about a third of potential voters in new hampshire will be casting their ballots for the first time. they either lived somewhere else during the 2012 election or they were too young to vote. this is emily's first primary. >> i support bernie sanders. >> reporter: why not hilary? >> there are a lot of things with hilary that i just don't feel right about. i know she has definitely been an ally for, you know, like planned parenthood and women's right ts over the years, but i just feel like there is a lot of things about her that i don't -- i don't know that she has our -- our best interests at heart. i kind of feel like she has her best interest at heart. >> reporter: and that appears to be a pretty constant view among
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many first time young voters. >> i think it's bernie pure and simple. i see the college students resinate about what he says about wall street, student loans, difficulty of the middle class to make a living. i think these young person are concerned the economy won't work for them. >> reporter: this man help other refugees in the u.s. >> i think some of the candidates need to still learn about the sense of community. to be polite. >> reporter: sometimes it's easier to decide who not to vote for. >> let's take you live to new hampshire. alan the first votes were cast some hours ago. what won there? >> reporter: dixie notch always votes after midnight.
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there were nine votes cast, and the campaigns really like to get into dixie notch, because they know the narrative when people are working s -- waking up their candidates will be in their best interest. bernie sanders won on the democrat con and on the republican side john kasich. so john kasich and winner is the phrase that has been used in new hampshire until the next few hours until the polls close. remember when people in new hampshire go to vote many don't make the decision until the very last minute. many of them are independents. that means they can show up at either the republican or democratic party. so it's really important that that narrative is established
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throughout the enday. you'll remember in iowa when he saw the polls that said that donald trump is going to win, and they were wrong. what we're going to see here in new hampshire, well, on the republican side they are saying there is going to be a record turnout, and the democratic side not as big as 2008 but certainly larger than last year at 2012. on the republican side we're going to see someone come through the pack. and speaking to people around new hampshire, the people that they seem to like most is john kasich. he has done 104 townhall meetings in new hampshire. he is obviously taking a page out of the mccain play book.
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and he is keen to make sure he is seen as the establishment candidate to challenge these upstarters of ted cruz and donald trump. for donald trump this is a big day as well. he has got to win and win comfortably. the latest opinion polls are giving him a 20-point lead. so he has got to win. john kasich could be the surprise here in new hampshire. >> alan many thanks. live in manchester, new hampshire. security has been tightened in hong kong. police fired warning shots during protests which erupted when the government tried to shoutdown illegal food stores set up for the new year. >> reporter: bricks and stones pulled from sidewalks, thrown at police. smoke bombs and fires lit up a street which just hours before
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was the scene of new year's celebration. a busy commercial area of hong kong turned into the setting for what many are calling hong kong's fish bowl riots. it started when a government department cleared the streets of food stores. members of groups campaigning for more autonomy for hong kong, sen an online messaging asking the people to support the street vendors. it soon turned into violence with more than 300 people on the streets facing off with police. the hong kong government condemned the protesters actions. >> translator: we can never tolerate that, and the police will spare no effort to arrest the rioters. meanwhile i would like to deliver my condolences to the police officers and news reporters injured in the riot. >> reporter: police fired two gunshots in the air, saying that
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an officer's life was under serious threat. they are also investigating whether the riots were organized rather than spontaneous, and expect to make more arrests in the coming days. by late tuesday workers had been cleaning up the streets, while families continued their lunar new year holiday. many say the protests are more than just about food. the street vendors selling snacks are a tradition. they have traditionally been part of chinese new year's celebration. the violence comes at a time when many in hong kong are expressing concerns about their freedom and the tightening control by the central government in beijing. the dropper of an apartment block that collapsed in the taiwan earthquake has been arrested. the disaster so far claimed 41
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lives. rob mcbride reports from the scene of the rescue operation. >> reporter: it is still the center of a major rescue operation, but has also become the focus into an investigation into building practices that could have far-reaching consequences. the alterations to the design and construction of the complex tributed to saturday's collapse. >> i was very sorry that we couldn't prevent it from happening. >> reporter: she is an architect who says lessons were learned after a much bigger earthquake in 1999. the regulations don't apply to private buildings built earlier. >> i think most of the buildings built before 1999 have no guarantees to be seismic. >> reporter: what happened on saturday has raised concerns about the regulation of buildings like this one, and how the developer was allowed to build it the way he did.
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he has now been detained by authorities while focus has turned to other apartment blocks built by the same contractor. this block also suffered cracks as local residents showed us. of course it's scary this man told us. ore cracks on walls and pillars raise concern about what structure damage there might be underneath. >> translator: i worry about the safety for all of our 30 residents. >> reporter: back at the site of the collapse, civil engineers work alongside rescue teams. >> we will be providing a full report. of course we need to learn lessons from this tragedy. >> reporter: long after the rescuers have left, the engineers will still be working here. opposition supporters in south africa have marched to the country's constitutional court
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where a case is being heard on whether the president should pay back some of the money spent upgrading his private residence. >> reporter: thousands of opposition supporters push, shove, and march through the city center. they are going to south africa's constitutional court where judges are hearing a case on whether the president should repay the money used to upgrade his personal home. >> we want to witness [ inaudible ] in front of the entire nation of south africa and the world, that he is going to pay that money. >> he should pay the money because we are 100% sure there is corruption here. >> reporter: when they arrive at the courts, things get a bit rowdy, for safety reasons and crowd control, the police tell protesters they cannot go further. police have put up this barbed
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wire to separate supporters from each other, and stay away from the court. after initially refusing to pay back the money. the president now says he will, but he wants the [ inaudible ] general and finance minister to determine the amount. opposition parties say the president should not be allowed to repay on his own terms. they want an independent body that is supposed to hold people to account, even the president. >> i think that the opposition parties have tried by all means and they will try to squeeze any political mile age out of this. >> reporter: opposition parties say there will be more demonstrations throughout the year. haru matasa, al jazeera. finland used to be one of the european union's most
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prosperous countries, that was in the hey daye of nokia. now it's one of the block's worst-performing economies, second only to greece. in the last of our series on european disunity. jonah hull reports on a new challenge facing the e.u. >> reporter: finland could hardly have less in common with the countries of sunny southern europe, yet in its fourth year of recession, the most northern member of the e.u. joins greece at the bottom of the economic table. >> we have not been able to create growth. we have failed to do necessary reforms, and things are getting worse at this time in finland when things are getting better in other european sort of crises countries. >> reporter: he is a craft beer
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brewer, part of a generation of start-up entrepreneurs who once worked for the now defunct mobile phone giant nokia. >> now we are -- [ inaudible ] several small companies here. we have several -- quite a bit companies that have established their offices here. >> reporter: he brews his beer in a northern city. >> very strong. >> reporter: nokia's former heartland. the boom years brought big salaries. now finland's high-wage work force is too expensive to compete globally. the story of nokia's decline is pretty clear, they employed 24,000 people here in finland and worth $320 billion, a huge chunk of the national economy.
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well, then came apple's iphone, nokia failed to innovate, to stay in the game, and the whole business was swept away, leaving only recommendments involved in networks behind. dark days too for the paper industry, in decline because of cheaper pulp, and cheaper workers elsewhere. and the soup kitchens are filling up. it's no better in the capitol helsinki. ten years ago this food bank served 200 people a day. now the cold and hungry arrive twice a week in the thousands. >> here it's not much people, but there's other lines, people getting food, and it's very long line, and it is getting more and more. we were two years anding first time. and now like this year, it's getting like double the size. >> reporter: the government's preferred solution is austerity
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and amid the spending cuts there is pressure to return to a sovereign currency. no greek style-bailout, then, but a new euro crisis? maybe. we're at the midway point in this news hour. still to come on the program. ♪ >> we'll tell you why rio's famous carnival has become a platform for protest. and piston's fans get pumped. action from around the nba coming up in about 20 minutes. ♪
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nine people are now confirmed to have died in a german train collision. the trains crashed head on, about a hundred people were injured. south africa's jacob zuma is facing pressure to repay money he used to upgrade his home. more on our coverage of the syrian refugee crisis. joining us on the line is a member of a syrian activist group. you can hear his voice, but we're not going to show his face. tell us about the situation there in aleppo. what is daily life like with the city being bombarded as it is? >> hello, sir. so, in the city of aleppo, the very [ inaudible ] thing is the aircraft. it's all the day, like for seven
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or eight hours per day, they are invading the sky, and -- and it is terrorizing the people psychologically, and, although they are bombarding the city of aleppo, like at least there are five air strikes per day, [ inaudible ] on daily basis. >> how many people are left living in aleppo now? >> well, we don't know yet, because of the latest migration waves. however, we may say like 200,000 people >> but if people want to leave the city because of this bombardment, how do they do so? >> there is still the [ inaudible ] road which leads to western aleppo countryside, they can until now leave the city to the turkish border.
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however, the turkish government is still blocking the people from entering the -- its borders. >> what happens when there is an air strike in aleppo? do you get any sort of warning? >> no, actually it's miserable, it happens suddenly, so people are -- are being forced to cope on that. so they are practicing their daily lives. they go to hospitals, schools, et cetera. they open markets and they send their children to play football in the streets, and when the massacre happens it happens, because people will not stay in their houses. and it's not -- it's not a new situation. it has been like this for the last couple of years, so it's not new for the people. they have found ways to cope even with this. >> how does the -- the community feel? you say that -- i mean, it
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sounds as though normal daily life is going on as best it can, while this aerial bombardment is happening. how do people feel about what is happening to them? and about russia, about the international community, the under? >> yeah, so the people feel very desperate, because they were -- they feel that they were left by the central powers of the world to face the russian invasion and the iranian occupation of the syrian land. and many people feel because of the policy of inaction, which is taken by the central powers towards the syrian case is very dangerous. because it will make the area the worst place to live in terms of justice. there are many people in syria
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which believes in these values, and they are revolutionists against humanity injustice. and they have the hope to change this world. and the message that they might be sending to the world, do you want to join us to defend these values? values of freedom, dignity and justice? do you really want to defend these values? >> one final question. one of the many things that your organization does is runs schools for kids -- >> yeah. >> -- what is happening as far as the schools are concerned? are they able to continue? how are you able to safely educate the kids that are left there in aleppo while this aerial bombardment is going on. >> actually we are trying like many syrian organizations to provide a safe environment. like we use the basement, the shelters, and the schools, and to provide them with a safe
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environment, which prevents the -- the danger in one way or another of the air strikes, because it is in the basement, and it also provides them with a free environment that they [ inaudible ] themselves. where they are not being eye -- idolized by anyone, and prevent physical punishment. so it's a way to find a space for the children which is relatively safe, and they can take classes, some activities. however, whenever they hear air strikes, everybody is distracted and they lose their attention, even the teachers. because even the teachers -- they have families, and they don't know where that air strike happened, and they will ask themselves where did it happen? the did i lose anyone from whom
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i love? so -- so it's the stress and terrorizing the people 24 hours by russians and by the regime. >> it's really good to talk to you. many thanks indeed for taking the time to tell us what life is like in aleppo there. now iraqi security forces say they have entered the last isil strong hold in the east of the city of ramadi. the army says that it has hoisted the iraqi flag in the village as its forces move forward to clear out any fighters that are still hiding. the military says even though its campaign is progressing well, there are still pockets of ramadi that are held by isil where fighters can plan attacks. the north korean satellite launched on saturday is
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tumbling, rendering its useless. japan's parliament has debated a resolution that condemns the launch as a serious military provocation. the presidential election race is underway in the philippines. candidates have launched their campaigns with tv spots and will shortly begin tours around the country. the outgoing president has been barred from seeking reelection, due to the nation's six-year term limit. more now from manila. >> reporter: the philippines are going to the polls in a few weeks. there are five campaigns here and across the country. they promise to alleviate the poor from years of poverty, widespread corruption, and deal with education and security. there are five candidates. two are senators, one is a mayor, one is an independent, one is the actual incumbent vice
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president. all making promises that they can solve the philippine's problems. however, inflation has reduced by at least half a percent in the last 12%, unemployment too has also come down. however, the philippines knows that oil prices have gone down, and there's a real possibility that foreign workers may be well be made redundant and come back to a country that will find it difficult to absorb the manpower. and the new president has to deal with a stronger chinese president and country that is demanding that part of the south china sea belongs to them. whoever wins this race has a lot to try to solve. the u.n. human right's chief says sri lanka must address its past.
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it has called for an inquiry against government troops and the tamil tigers. >> reporter: the agony of war and its painful end. during his four-day visit to sri lanka, the u.n. high commissioner for human rights heard the desperation of mothers looking for their children. >> translator: they are trying to say they are not there, but where they are not there, where? what happened? what did they do to him? >> reporter: he said people like [ inaudible ] must be the focus of any mechanism to bring justice after sri lanka's long conflict. >> victims have to be at the center of all processes, and victims on all sides, all sides, not to privilege certain victims ov overothers, all sides. >> reporter: hussein was here to monitor progress on a resolution passed at the u.n. human right's
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council in geneva last year. in the north he met those waiting to return to their homes after 25 years in temporary shelters. >> they are desperate so that as many of them can go home. and this can be sorted out. >> reporter: he came here and said he would listen to everyone for people who's family members are missing as well as those living in welfare camps like this for over 25 years, because the military is occupying their land, they are hoping for some answer. others have a completely different view. these demonstrators denounced the u.n. calls for a war crimes inquiry, saying it was an an tempt to punish the military which ended the conflict. >> translator: we can't allow courts and war crimes tribunals to give decisions the west wants. >> reporter: hussein said people trying to undermine such process
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were endangering the future peace and stability of the country. the comments made by the leadership had lead to speculation about sri lanka's commitment to ensuring justice for war victims. >> in the end it is the sovereign right of sri lanka to make determinations in respect of its future. whatever you do, will be for not if the victims themselves do not feel that justice is being done. >> reporter: the u.n. says the result of its investigation into alleged war crimes merits a criminal inquiry, to confirm if crimes were committed. it says sri lanka must confront what happened in the final days of the war. now carnival in brazil is often a chance for the nation to forget its troubles and party. but this year brazilians are finding it harder to escape from the realities of a health
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emergency, political crisis, and a failing economy. >> reporter: carnival in brazil. a time for good humor. but not everyone is forgetting their problems. like this person who came dressed as a box of basic foods and goods used to measure the cost of living. >> translator: i'm the basics has become so expensive. inflation is high and so is corruption, so the poor are suffering. >> reporter: indeed this street party is loosely titled what a mess. the good times are ever. an opportunity for revellers to make fun of their ruling class. >> translator: the wife of the president of congress is accused of hiring a tennis champion for $59,000 for private lessons with our money, so we're dressed up as her. >> reporter: at another parade
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we run in to the president and former president. both being mercilessly mocked. >> translator: i am a billionaire, but i have no idea where i got the money. >> translator: men and women of brazil just to let you know, your light bill is going up 60%. >> reporter: brazil is facing a steep recession, and the president is fighting to avoid an impeachment process, this as brazilians see their standard of living drop. >> they are now going back to where they were ten years ago, because of the rising of unemployment, because of the rise of inflation, and so -- that's -- that's what is happening. brazil is going to be where it was ten years ago. ♪ >> reporter: even carnival is being downsized. here as you can see, no expense is being spared for carnival, but in other parts of the city and the country, many traditional street parades are
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having to be canceled because they can't afford it. regardless of when they start counting the new year, it is a year that doesn't bode well for their economy. lucia newman, al jazeera, rio de janei janeiro. still to come, the peloton comes crashing down at the tour of qatar. find out who survived the carnage in sport in just a few minutes. ♪
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he is known as one of the world's greatest artist, but lee sh -- he was also much more. >> reporter: putting the final touches to a new exhibition devoted to leonardo devin -- dee vin inch. he designed a diving suit. >> i think you can look at the suit and think that's not entirely different from something we might wear today. >> reporter: underwater exploration fascinated leonardo. many of his notebooks filled with detailed drawings weren't discovered until the late 19th century. the models on display were built
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for an italian exhibition to commemorate his 500th birthday in 1952. bat wings, birds, all studied carefully. >> he wanted to design a flying machine. he said you have to understand how air works. you have to understand a lot more than just the immediate problem. >> reporter: he was largely self taught, unpredicted by any particular discipline, so he set his genius to many things. military warfare, urban planning. spinning wheels, and tools for measuring the atmosphere. what you meet from this exhibition is the sheer scope of his agains you. he envisioned so many things that we use today. his inventions reflected nature. even today the natural world influences his design. a german robot imitating gull's
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flight is a contemporary example of engineers using his genius, looking at nature for progress. time now for sport. >> adrian thank you very much. denver is preparing itself for a little bit of party on tuesday. more than a million people are expected to line the streets of the city when the super bowl winning broncos have their victory parade. they arrived back home on monday with the vince lombardi trophy. peyton manning earlier joined friends at disneyland to celebrate. the 39 year old, though, says he has yet to decide whether he will retire. the viewing audience was the third largest broadcast in nfl
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history. the warriors depending a 42-0 unbeaten record at home. possessing the reigning mvp curry. but even he struggled on monday. the effort wasn't enough for the winners, the raptor got their 14th win in 15. a record 150 baseball players defected from cuba to the united states in 2015. the new year has failed to stem the flow between the two countries. star infielder and his younger brother left their hotel in the dominican republic, where they were due to take part in a championship series. it is believed the pair intend to travel to the united states
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to seek careers in major league baseball. >> translator: we have to implement measures. but these massive losses that we had, it can effect cuban baseball. we are losing a lot of talented players who want to try their loukt elsewhere. >> reporter: the defection of cuban baseball to the u.s. has been common since 1995 when the u.s. introduced a policy offering residency to anyone entering the country. the reason, money of course. but defecting is a dangerous affair, dangerous passage, and permanently leaving the homeland often makes the players pariahs back home. here in december, major league baseball officials held a goodwill trip to the nation, and they are negotiating with the cuban government in order to build a legal passage between the two countries.
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with just over two weeks to go before the fifa presidential elections, this man's campaign is going from strength to strength. he has already been publicly backed by the south american and european football federations. now the body who represent the leading clubs in europe have also thrown their weight behind the swiss. >> obviously we know johnny since many years. johnny was on our side when we reached the agreement within the governing bodies to found eca, and he has always been instrument in the development of the relationship between clubs and associations under the umbrella, therefore, we can say we look with sympathy to his candidacy, that we wish him all of the best.
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chinese club football has been in the news cently with clubs making the transfer record four times. things are going well on the pitch as the country boasts four teams in the championship stages. this club winning this game 2-1. however, things could have been different had it not been for this man's penalty miss. so quite a close affair there and also in japan. winning 9-0 in the playoff tie. and on the indonesian side, they won 15-0 back in 2004.
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now it's national sports day here in qatar, and stage two of the event has been held in doha. a large crash towards the finish line took a chunk out of the peloton, but out of the front norwegian rider was neck and neck to the finish line, and it was krzysztof who went through. the race finishes back in doha on friday. now that event, you probably noticed known for its high winds, but it was pretty hard to compete with these conditions in spain. they were forced to abandon stage 3 for strong winds. it was hard for riders to stay on their feet, let alone their bikes. that is all of your sport for now. >> many thanks indeed. in that will do it for us. we're going to hand the baton to
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felicity barr to update you in just a few minutes. bye for now. ♪
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warnings of a humanitarian tragedy caused by the battle for aleppo. the u.n. calls on turkey to open its border to syrian refugees. ♪ hello there, i'm felicity barr, and this is al jazeera live from london. also coming up, two passenger trains collide head on in southern germany. nine people are confirmed dead, more than a hundred are injured. new hampshire decides sanders and trump look to claim their first wins in the u.s. presidential