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this is al jazeera. ♪ ♪ hello,al. this is the new hours live from london. coming up independent next 60 minutes. the president wins uganda's election as the opposition cries foul and its leader remains under house arrest. power, water and communications cut after fiji is hit by the most powerful storm to date. he rowed with the pope but donald trump still looks set to win the south carolina republican primary. plus. chileans reaction to the news that the year's price fixing
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cartels have left them overpaying for goods. hello, i am robin adams with the sport. barcelona just cannot stop winning. it's 52 games without a loss now for the la liga leaders which is a club record. i'll have a roundup from today's matches in spain later in the program for you. ♪ ♪ uganda's president is celebrating his fifth election victory while his main opponent remains under house arrest. the 71-year-old president won 60.8% of the vote in thursday's election, allowing him to extend his 30-year rule. his main rival, who has been detained since four times since monday, won 35.4% and has condemned the election as a sham. european union and commonwealth observers have criticized the
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polls which was marred by lengthy delays and violence. >> reporter: police surrounded the house of opposition leader as the vote count was completed. and the results announced. two other key opposition politicians were also under what they called house arrest. but police called preventive arrangements. at the national vote tallying center, the electoral commission chairman announced the result. >> elected president of the republic of ugandan. the elections held on 18 february, 2016. >> reporter: the chairman acknowledged some problems but said things had largely gone well. the opposition have already said this result is fraudulent and said that there is rigging. local observers said there was also rigging and strong criticism from the european union and commonwealth observers. >> the direct to recall commission failed. it was not transparent.
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it was it was very bad in organizing things and lacks the trust of everybody here in uganda who we were speaking to. i would say it's a failure of the electoral commission. while the results were read some listen odd the radio. others watched football. police and soldiers deployed heavily in some neighborhoods. back at the opposition's house his party president tried to enter but was not allowed. >> we are in a very delicate situation in the country. there is a lot of uncertainty. the president and those who he is working with in the regime are scared to death. they say the guilty are afraid. >> reporter: the supporters of the president prepare to celebrate. opposition supporters are waiting for their leaders to be able to make their next move. malcolm webb, al jazeera, cam pal, kampala, uganda. >> he's already on the growing list of longest serving leaders
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across africa. the president of equatorial guinea tops that list. he has been in power for 36 years after ousting his uncle in a violent coup in 1979. he's joined by the president of angola. who has also been president for 36 years. and robert is the only surviving african leader to have been continuously in power since winning independence, he became prime minister of zimbabwe in 1980. and then president seven years later. that puts him in fourth place with 30 years in office. joining me now is richard the director of the royal african society, a pressure group promoting a deeper understanding of african issues and he's also work as a judge i was and broadcaster across the continue next for more than 30 years, you will be very familiar with some of the facts and figures we just that yotalked through. tell us about the significance of this victory for the
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president. i suppose it's not a surprise to most people. >> no. this election was always going to be won by him, by hook or by crook. but it might be his last one because there is a rule in the constitution that the president has to be younger than 75 years old. and he will be more than 75 by the time he finishes this term. but i think the basic problem is that he has got something like 700,000 children coming out of school. 2% get jobs. and he's failed to develop any sort of training for them. you've got young people, full of expectation coming out of school and with nothing, absolutely nothing to do. and this is going to -- i think lead to an explosion before the end of his five-year term. >> i was just going ask you, does that mean it will be difficult for him to finish his new term in. >> i think it will be. i think as we have seen in that election, that people are really
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beginning to push back. i mean, they tolerated one election, two elections, three elections, each one is almost stage managed. something like 1,700 polling stations which didn't sends any returns back. there were so many irregularities. as you saw the european commissioner said it's -- it was just something of a as fa farce. i think people know this. it's an open society. interesting they had to close down social media during the election. and i think there is a great buildup of anger in uganda. things have got to change. and the president is just not the plan to bring that change. he has had 30 years to do it and he has not succeeded. >> is this something i've tipping points for the country? does this fro frustration boil r in to violent protests on the streets? >> i think we'll see more of that and it will be subtle, though. if you come out on the streets
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you will just get your head barked in by the police or army. one of the problems is that the president gets something like a billion and a half dollars every year from america and britain because he's managing or supposedly managing the conflict in the region. he has troops in sudan, he has troops in the central african republic. he has troops in somalia. and he, if you have your troops there, you can also create trouble as well as peace. so he's got the -- >> so he has leverage? >> he has the donors in his grip because he knows that -- they know at any moment he can pull his troops out and they'll have to find some troops from somewhere else. and they might have to send their own. so it's not easy for the rest of the world to pressurize him. >> thank you very much, really good to get your analysis, appreciate it i.richard, direct tort royal african society. >> thank you. well, one african country which is set to get a relatively
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new president is the central african republic, former prime minister has won a presidential run off with 62% of the vote, according to provisional results. it's hope his election will help restore democracy and help end inter-religious violence after the toppling of the prison in 2013. he defeated another former prime minister who won 37% of the vote. well, there is more to come for you on this news, how it's neck and neck in the democrat race for the white house as the nevada caucus gets underway. david cameron names the day britain will vote on whether to leave the european union. and in sport. >> you trying to do four or six. >> going out with a bang new zealand's cricket captain smash a world record in his final test. ♪ ♪
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officials in fiji are assessing the damage after it was battered by one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the southern hemisphere. tropical cyclone winston was packing winds of 290-kilometers per hour as it made its way across the pacific. that's the equivalent of a category five hurricane. caroline malone has more. >> reporter: racing for get out of the way of cyclone winston the strongest storm on record to hit fiji. it's been battering the outer eastern islands with high winds and heavy rain. a nation-wide curfew was imposed at 6:00 p.m. local time. many islanders opted to stay at home rather than go to government shelters. but many buildings are flimsy and may not withstand such powerful winds. >> with the support of the international feds raise of the red cross and red crescent societies have been constantly
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in contact with the communities where the anticipation of the highly likely base of the cyclone will be and the communities are very well prepared. >> reporter: rough seas across a wide area are also endangering boats and shipping. feeling is a an archipelago of more than 300 low-lying islands prone to sea surges and flash flooding this. massive storm is slow moving and likely to dump lots of rain on lands destroying crops. water was already crashing over the seawall in the capital earlier in the day. further along the coast pacific harbor stain's national wrigley sevens team helped helped their resort with sandbagging. fiji has prepared as best they can. >> most of the shops are closed already. there is big cues at the atm because locals are getting all the cash they can from the bank. but there is only so much islanders can do to prepare for
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such a massive storm. bringing its full force to some of the most populated parts of fuji overnight. caroline malone, al jazeera. syrian president bashar al-assad says that he's ready for a ceasefire but only if countries like turkey stop backing what he calls terrorists. earlier syria's opposition agreed to temporarily halt fighting if russia stops its air campaign in support of assad. zeina khodr has more from the turkish border with syria. >> reporter: the opposition saying they are going to agree to a two to three-week truce that could be renewable but they are attaching conditions. russia must stop its air bombing campaign. aid should be delivered to besieged areas. the siege really on besieged areas should be lifted as well as vulnerable prisoners released but the opposition is also demanding that the al qaeda-linked al-nusra front is included in this cessation of hostilities deal.
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because they believe the very fact that it is excluded from the deal gives russia an excuse, a pretext to target other rebel forces on the ground. this is why they rejected the initial proposal that was agreed in munich because at the end of the day, al-nusra operates on the ground where the moderate rebels operate and they feel that russia could target the moderate rebels and blame and say that they are targeting al-nusra instead. these are their conditions. we still have no reaction from the russians but the u.s. and russians have been holding intensive discussions really over the past few days. u.s. secretary of state john kerry saying that they have been constructive but he's also saying that key issues still need to be resolved because this is a very complex operation, but this is in regard to a cessation of hostilities, but undoubtedly on the ground the war rages on. >> meanwhile, russian airstrikes have killed eight people in homs in the west of syria. al jazeera understands that two separate raids were carried out on friday.
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a vacuum bomb is thought to have been dropped in the city killing women and children. the second attack targeted a mosque during friday prayers. >> translator: we are traumatized. place tell me what the solution is. either we are killed on the roads or killed here or being hit from the air, from the ground, whenever we are we go shout erred as you can see. >> translator: every time we hear a plane, every time we hear a missile we side. look, they are mostly kids. how do you expect them to live normally? people are going crazy here. the world has gone mad. for god sake find a solution for us! turkish prime minister says security will be increased across turkey after wednesday's suicide bombing in ankara. he also dismissed claims that a particular kurdish armed group was behind the attack. >> translator: the kurdistan freedom falcons, it. a.k. said they were behind the attack. we have to question that statement. previously it. a.k. have claimed responsibility immediately why did they wait
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for three days in this case? they are not a different organization anyway, it is an extension of the p.k.k. the y.p.g. is also an extension of the p.k.k. so their claim does not make the y.p.g. connection nonexistence. serbia has confirmed two embassy staff abduct ed in libya were killed in friday's u.s. airstrikes the operation targeted an isil training camp west of the capital tripoli. libyan officials have yet to confirm the deathses but say up to 50 people were killed in the attacks serbian authorities had been working to secure the release of the men who had been kidnapped in november. >> i want to say clearly to everybody that serbia has done anything it could to free our citizens, if there hadn't been a bombing i don't think it would have come to this because the interest of those who abducted them certainly was not to kill them notch demands other than financial ones have been made. and i think that these were absolutely impossible to fulfill. doctors and medical staff in
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egypt have stage aids sit in in across the country in their latest protest against what they say is police brutality. one of the decembe demonstratios held in silence to highlight the government's ban on public protests. egypt's president is due to ask parliament to toughen penalties for police abuse. it follows allegations of attacks on doctors as well as the fatal shooting of a taxi driver. another big day in the race for the white house with a republican primary in south carolina and a democrat caucus in nevada. voting is now under way in that caucus it was supposed to be an easy win for hillary clinton as it's ethnically more diverse than the states that have already had their say. but the polls suggest hillary clinton and bernie sanders are still neck and he can in. a poll average by the website real clear politics gives clinton a tight lead. but nationally the secretary of stage seems to have edged
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flightily further with clinton leading sanders by more than five points. mean while the republicans are getting ready in south carolina. don't trump is hoping repeat his success in new hampshire. it will be a test for him and the other candidates because of the significant percentage of black voters, but the polls give trump a comfortable 13-point lead and nationally he's also way out in front with marco rubio and ted cruz battling it out for second place. and jeb bush way behind on just 5%. alan fischer is in columbia, south carolina for us. alan, any early indications of the turn out? >> reporter: certainly what we are hearing from the republican party is that they are seeing what they think will be a record turn out here in south carolina. this is an only primary. you didn't have to be a republican to vote not republican prime rim you can be a democrat, go along and cast your vote. and say what you like about donald trump and many people have said what they like about
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donald trump. he is actually energizing voters. he's reaching a whole new swath of people who are getting engaged in the democratic process. here in south carolina, they say that it's a different kind of contest than we have seen in iowa and new hampshire. turn out will be important. but what will be interesting to see from the exit polls it's just how many people of color have voted in this republican primary. after the snow, the sunshine, the american presidential race has moved south. and the different weather a different state, brings different challenges for a republican party searching for a candidate. and an identity. south carolina is different from the first two contests, the population here greater than iowa and new hampshire combined. the diversity of the population, different than iowa and new hampshire combined. the challenge for the republican party is to tap in to that diversity. so that their voters don't just look like republican voters from iowa and new hampshire. >> in south carolina, although it's a much more diverse state
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in terms of ethnicity and race, the recognize can party remains largely a white party. it's not deepened terribly in its region to citizen of color, particular i african americans and latinos and that's ironic given that two of the most influential members of the republican party in south carolina, including an indian american governor and an african american senator. >> reporter: my or at this voters in south carolina tend to favor the democratic party. one republican presidential candidate told me he thinks that's about to change. >> the democratic party has tried to convince blacks that they are the only option. but i think more and more people are actually starting to open their eyes and say, you know, so where has that gotten us? we have more poverty, more crime, incarceration, broken families, food stamps, everything is much worse. so maybe if it's not working, you should look at something
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else. >> reporter: she will sport vogt for the first time in the election in november. she says she doesn't want to see parties pandering to racial groups, she wants them addressing real issues faced by real people. >> issues to me is what really matters because you can say that you are a democrat but you could be saying something that doesn't really line up with what i believe in. or you could say you are a republican but then i don't really agree with some of your views, so i think it's really more passion in what the issues are. >> reporter: it's been said the road to the white house goes through south carolina. win here and you can win anywhere. but without attracting a broadways of support it could be a hollow victory for any republican. so alan, how important is this primary in south carolina? not just for donald trump, who seems to be maintaining his lead, but really for the two guys who are running behind him, ted cruz and marco rubio. >> reporter: this is going to
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focus the republican race very tightly after this. we are going to see people drop out. now, what we are looking for in the next couple of hours, is will donald trump win, we expect him to, how big of that margin of victory be if he does? if it's less than fen% it may be because he had a problem with the spat he had with the roman catholic pope over the last few days. the majority of vote heres in south carolina identify themselves as either evangelical christian or very religious, he could find that his big lead that he's had for a number of weeks has been impacted. but the real battle will be for second and third place, ted cruz has said a lot on second for a number of weeks, but marco rubio's campaign believe that they are surging. remember, the florida senator got a very important endorsement during the week it came from nicky hayley who is the governor here in south carolina. among republican voters her approval rate is 81%. that means so many peek like what she does and like what she
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says, if he can translate some of that support in to votes for the rubio campaign, then really is challenging for second. if he finishes third it won't be a disaster, but he can't say it's a big win, what third for him will do is damage jeb bush, jeb bush believes the bush family is very popular hooker in south carolina, he had his brother, george w. bush campaign for him. he even had his mother on the campaign trail. if he lands in fourth place, it will show that perhaps the only person that loves him in south carolina is his mom and therefore he will come under fresh from the republican party to step aside and all on marco rubio to let him become the anti-trump candidate. the republican establishment are watching and playing everything fair, they are concerned that donald trump will be the standard bearer, if he gets a win here after his win in new hampshire, that is some kind of momentum moving in to the southern states, ted cruz that's where he will be stronger in fact he owns be at the party in south carolina in the next
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couple of hours being he's already moved to nevada where the republican caucuses will be held next. he sees that's long campaign but ibut not next few hours it will be very important going a long way to decide who will be the recognize can nominee. >> thanks very much alan fisher following developments for us there in south carolina. let's get more on that primary now with lincoln mitchell who is in new york. the national political correspondent for the new york observer, thank you very much for speaking to us. so how important is the contest in south carolina in terms of recasting or reframing the battle between donald trump, ted cruz and marco rubio? >> this is an important contest. all of these early contests are more important pan simply the population of the state or the delegate count cigs. what's more important here a second place firn from marco rubio third with bush a distance fourth, more or less bush has to get out of the race, there no
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viability or rational he's just taking votes away from rubio. that's one thing of critical on import here. th second thing is a victory by trump, eight, 10 points certainly more than that, and we have to be -- trump becomes a front runner in a very strong way, he's won in new hampshire, he's won in south carolina, these are very different states, he has the money to keep going. examinand the party has to wrese with that. immaterial certainlily what you are hearing in the recognize can party here. there are two candidates at the to him, trump and cruz who, big chunks of the republican leadership really can't stand and that dynamic is getting interesting here because if trump continues to move ahead of cruz, i think you will see more people saying we can live with donald trump as the nominee. rubio, for his part, he has some win somewhere. he comes in third here he's stale in play. but he has to win somewhere in the next few states. >> will trump as recent feud with the pope definite not the first controversy, but perhaps in the eyes of some people, something i've red line that's
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been crossed in is that likely to impact his performance in any way in south carolina? >> south carolina is not a state with a large catholic population. this isn't, you -- you know, even states in the united states with catholics whose roots are in europe or even in latin america. south carolina has neither of those. this isn't a big catholic state. additionally, the current pope is among large segments of conservatives and right wingers, he's viewed very negatively because of his views on economic issues. so in a heavily protestant state like south carolina, a fight with the pope is not going help -- is not going to hurt donald trump think. now, in the general election you don't want to be taking on the pope in a general lex in the united states which has a large catholic population. concentrated in many swing states. >> can i ask you about what we are seeing in nevada as well. it's still neck and neck between hillary clinton and bernie sanders, can she put a stop to
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his momentum? >> the answer is we'll learn in a few hours, right now it looks like it's neck and neck and moreover, clark county, which is the county in which las vegas is located which is the base of hillary clinton's support that's where the mexican american and african american vote is concentrated more votes from there than in the rest of the state and it's still neck and neck, that's not good news for the former second of state. my sense, and i have said this before, and i could be wrong, but the winner of nevada becomes the front runner. if bernie sanders wins nevada tonight, the hillary clinton narrative begins to fall apart. you can't be the front runner early on and in your first three states walk away with a tie and two losses. she has to win somewhere. her story has been wait until people of color start voting. people are color did start voting today in nevada. if she can't win here, then south carolina -- then she becomes the candidate in deep south where she relies almost entirely on the african american vote but the rest of the country
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she's very weak. so this is a critically important race for hillary clinton, she made an enormous tactical error earlier this week in down playing expectations when what she had should have been doing is absolutely anything necessary to win here. i think if bernie sanders wins here, i don't see how this end well for hillary clinton, it's not over, we have all see the clintons in the public sphere for decades, they are tough fighters and do not give up. we should remember that about hillary clinton but it will be tough to recover if she loses here in nevada. >> yeah, two hugely significant votes taking place in nevada and south carolina, could possibly bring more claire this to this presidential race, but thank you very much for your analysis, appreciate it, lincoln mitchell, national correspondent for the new york observer. >> my pleasure. the northern indian state is in lockdown and at least five people are dead after an escalation in the ongoing protests over car strikes. the protesting upper cut agriculture community is jobbing
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the same jobs offered to lower casts. they are not backing down. >> reporter: a shoot to kill order has been immaterial pose today control the protests with thousands of pair military and military forces on the ground. the troopses had to be air dropped as the protesters burned down railway stations and blocked all major roads entering the state. in the town the heart of the protests, buses, patrol pumps, community halls and even the residence of the finance minister were set a braise. the protesters ignore pleas for calm. they want stat to us give them government jobs and a quota in state institutional systems. local politicians tried to apiece the community by saying if it were up to them, they would grant it. >> translator: we agree with all the demands. the government has already said it stance by the community in
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resolving all the con taoupgsal, legal and judicial hurtless that stand in the way to meet their demands. >> reporter: but the chief minister's words have drawn more anger. tran we have been followed so far about the successive governments, this government is bad in particular. we will insure that this government is overthrown and we will boycott it. >> reporter: the community makes up nearly 30% of the voting population here. they are traditionally form farmers. and not seen as being under privileged. it's also an issue of numbers, according to india's supreme court only 50% of the state's population could get reservation status. giving it to them would tip at t over. at the boarder with new delhi, mobs set up block eights. >> translator: until the government reaches a decision in our favor we will stop water surprise, block roads and disrupt railway to his new
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delhi. >> reporter: many people cross odd foot for fear that protesters would carry out their threat to attack and slash the tires of sraobgz. the agitators have formed a committee that has prepared a list of demands which they want the government to fulfill. if not they warn more disruptions. this is an issue that been simmering since the 1990s, this community has been promised reservation stat news various election campaigns. the certain now is that the up rest may not be limited to this state, but could spread to other parts of the country. more to come on the news hour, robbed, skpwaoepbt vulnerable. we immediate teenage refugees stranded on the greek-macedonian border. and in sport it's all downhill from here, skier lindsey von is back on top of the world.
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♪ ♪ welcome back. let's update you on our stop
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stories. uganda's president has been declared winner of the presidential election extending his 30-year rule but e.u. observers and the opposition have criticized the poll which was marred by political violence and allegations of vote rigging. syrian president bashar al-assad said he's ready for a ceasefire but only if countries like turkey stop backing what he calls terrorists. earlier syria's opposition agreed to temporarily halt fighting if russia stops its air campaign. the pacific nation of fiji is assessing the damage after it was battered by one of the strongest storms ever record ed in the southern hemisphere. let's get more on the situation there now. a journal i was based in the capital joins us now. can you tell us, what conditions are like over there at the moment? >> reporter: it's pretty calm now that the storm has headed out to sea. the rain and wind is now
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intermittent. but we have been told that schools will close for a week beginning tomorrow to allow rehabilitation work to take place and for the government officials to get a better picture of the extent of the damage which has been caused. we have reports that several homes have lost their roofs. some destruction to property. and [ inaudible ] mostly in the eastern parts of the country. and to the north of this island from which i am speaking now. >> this is -- this was a category five storm, the highest level. you are not capital and i am sure you have been indoors like many others, but have you managed to observe much of what's been left behind by the storm, the damage that it might have caused?
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>> lots. >> reporter: lots the broken branches, uprooted trees, and crops. around the city we can hear the disaster crews clearing the roads and trying to get the power back to the capital. so given what we can see here, small sheds blown over and trees lost. if not the situation will be much worse. >> we seem to be in a time now where weather patterns are much more unpredictable. did you hear much from the government before this storm made landfall? is this something that they were prepared for? >> reporter: the disaster management office has been updating people constantly. even up to 48 to 72 hours before
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winston struck. they had mobilized the police and the army. they had advised people to move to higher ground while it was still light. so the disaster management officials have been very well prepared and i think their positive action has insured that they will be very unlikely to see many deaths from this cyclone, many people were evacuated well ahead of time and the evacuation centers were open up to 12 hours, 24 hours before winston struck. >> thank you very much. for giving a sense of what the situation there in the fijian capital suva which has been just battered by one of the strongest storms really ever to make landfall on the island. britain will vote on its membership of the e.u. in a referendum set for june 23rd.
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minjune 23rd. prime minister david cameron agreed on the date. the majority of the cap natural have agreed to urge voters to stay in the block. it's caused divisions in his party none the less, at least six ministers are already campaign to go leave, but cameron says britain will be stronger and safe officer it remains in the evening u. >> our plan for europe gives us the best of both words. it underlines our special status, through which family as cross britain get all the benefits of being in the european union, including more jobs, lower prices, and greater security. but our special status means we are out of those parts of europe that do not work for us. so we will never join the euro. we will never be part of eurozone bailouts. never be part of the passport free no borders area or a
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european army or an e.u. super state. >> here is an update now from dominic kane. >> reporter: a key concern for david cameron now will be what kind of solidarity he will be given by his cabinet colleagues. we know that there are some members of his cabinet, particularly michael gove who will be campaigning for britain to leave the european union and while there are some on the government side certainly the chancellor, mr. osbourne and the home secretary teresa may, who are staunchly with david cameron the question will be how many other members of the government will likewise be pro his plan, his deal from buzzless, then there is the united kingdom independence party. the party that growth this deal from brussels with disdain and said that they don't believe this speaks to the concerns of a very large group in the electorate. question will be whether the two sides of this campaign will be able to fight the campaign that
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they want and we will know the answer in 124 days time. another issue discussed in the e.u. summit it brussels was the refugee cries. many arriving in greece are unaccompanied children. the european law enforcement agency estimates that up to 10,000 have now disappeared. hoda abdel hamid spoke to teenagers on the border about the risks they face during their journey. >> reporter: they set off from their homelands with their teenage dreams of a better life. inspired by the images they had seen of refugees stream ago cross europe. but soon a harsh reality set in. >> translator: i went to macedonia five times. reached serbia once but each time i was sent back to greece. >> reporter: these days, only syrians, afghans and iraqis are allowed to continue their journey. europe remains close today other nationalities, while regarded as
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economic migrants not refugees. so those boys are not strand odd the greek side of the border unprotectioned and vulnerable to criminal games and smuggler rings, many wanted to remain anonymous telling us their stories but not their names. >> translator: there was four of us, we were trying to cross and found mafia gaz guys in front o, we wrap nigh friend is 15 and he was caught. they took him in to a house like this one, there were three and they raped him i saw it with my own eyes we threw stones at them but they pulled knives so we escaped and left him behind. >> reporter: an estimated 1/3 arriving are children. but no one knows exactly how many of them are traveling alone. >> the pattern generally was that they declare that they are adults, or that they are relativerelatives from other adt members and they were traveling or alone like adults or with
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unknown people. we had minors from 12 to 14 years old who were alone. >> reporter: this says his story, a yazidi boy who escaped from sinjar in northern iraq hoping to reach his family in germany. he was lucky enough to end up in a shelter here in greece. >> translator: it's very scary. you never know what the smuggler will do to you. he can take new to the forest, rob, rape, or kill you. it happens, it happened and will continue. some of nigh friends worked hard to get money, they were robbed and beaten and now they have disappeared. >> reporter: a 16-year-old algeria says he lost contact with his travel companions. they also have gone silent on social media. it's a story many told us. still despite the risks, these young travelers will keep on trying to sneak across borders, walking undercover of darkness and hoping by daybreak, they will be safe and one step closer
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to their destination. hoda hamid al jazeera on the greek macedonian border. a german police chief has admitted that his officers struggled to contain control when an angry mob surrounded a bus carrying refugee to his a shelter. at least 100 protesters tried to stop the refugees getting off the bus. leading police to forcefully he is court the terrified my grand through the angry crowd. video of one officer dragging a scared boy off the bus sparked outrage online. >> translator: when we arrived there were two policemen and they came on to the bus and took a girl like this in to the house. and i saw that and i held myself on a pole in the bus. and then they took me like this.
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>> translator: they have taken the refugees by the hands to he is court them out but then the people outside starling yelling like mine yaks and the refugees were so scared they refuse today get out. a film about the refugee crisis has won the golden bear at this year's berlin film festival. guillain franco rossi's fire at sea a documentary focusing on the life i've young boy living on the italian island of lampedusa. they spent six months film being there which is the first place of arrival for many refugees arriving in europe. volvo is recalling 59,000 vehicles because of a fault that temporarily shutdown the engine. a recall is restrict food five cylinder diesel models from volvo's 60 and 70 series mid from mid 2015. a spokesman for the company told the associated press news agency. why the glitch is unpleasant it doesn't know that it has caused
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any accidents. national i was demonstrators in ukraine has vandalsized two russian banks in the capital. the protesters in kiev threw rocks through the windows of the alpha bank and spear bank buildings as well as offices belonging to the country's richest man. at the points of thousands have been march to go mark two years since the deadliest day of anti-government protest that his resulted in the ousting of ukraine's former pro-russian president. 10s of thousand of people have marched in be anti-austerity rally in ireland six days ahead of a general election, demonstrators were calling on candidates to signed a series of pledges on housing being employment and health. organizers of the rally say up to 80,000 people turned out for the march. but local media report the figure was closer to 20,000. the discovery of a series of price fixing schemes that have cost consumers billions of dollars has forced chile's government to rethink its free market rules, critics say they are arguably the post
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unregulated in the world. al jazeera's lucia newman reports now on the economic car sells that are enraging chileans. >> reporter: from the chicken they eat to the medicine they take to the toilet paper they flush, chileans have been paying more than they should and now they know it. >> translator: terrible. terrible. this price fixing goes on and on and no one goes to jail. >> translator: we have been ripped off by shameless businessmen, it's outrageous. >> reporter: chile's three largest supermarket chains which account for 90% of sales, are being indicted for allegedly co lewd to go keep chicken prices artificially high. profiting by up to $1.5 billion. this after revelations of another conspiracy by the two largest paper companies, which continually hiked up the price of toilet paper for more than a
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decade. the scandal has spread to colombia, peru and uruguay where one of the companies also does business. >> translator: we realize that our free model of competition wasn't so free. that the market is organized and economic groups and families that join together to make more profit. >> reporter: many ask how these companies got away with it for so long? the answer is because they can. chile's pro-free market legislation treats co lining not as a crime but as a misdemeanor with fines that are laughable compared to the profits that can be made. but that is about to change. the government has rushed a bill to congress to set steep fines and prison terms of up to 10 years. >> if you don't have competition in an economy, you are not going to have that incentives for inning sinnovate and increase te activity and competitiveness of firms and you cannot affect the
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growth. >> reporter: as they wait for stricter controls, many irate customers are punishing the offending supermarkets by boycotting scores on sundays. a strategy they hope will hit them where it hurts most. lucia newman, al jazeera, santiago. still ahead for you this hour. the authors, artists and poets defying threats to take part in a literary festival in pakistan. and in sport, it's a rocky road at the tour of oman. ♪ ♪
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to take part in a lit or i festival in pakistan. organizers were forced to change the venue at the last minutes because of a security alert. a report now from there. >> reporter: there are few people in pakistan who know art and literature as well as this 73-year-old. the female artist and activists began her career more than 50 years ago and has plenty of experience of political instability in pakistan. she says the journey hasn't been easy but creative talent which is growing in pakistan continues to give her hope. >> one has witnessed great upheavals, social, political, and artistry. but the thing that continuously amazes one is the ability to innovate against all kind of
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odds. and a surprising way of remaining free. >> reporter: activists seyfried umph speech doesn't come naturally to pakistan and other parts of asia. artists have been returning awards because of a clamp down by right wing members of the government. he's hopeful the region's freedoms won't continue to shrink for long. >> india and pakistan are bigger powers in terms of ideas. and, you know, localized governments can only clamp situations down for a certain point. >> reporter: one of the many delegates from 40 countries at the festival. the lineup includes multiple book launches, exhibition exhibd fortunate ans as well as multiple sessions of foreign delegates, visitors to the exhibition say this is a rare treat because previous alerts and threats have meant fewer public gatherings and open discussions. organizers say it's crucial to
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stand up to unfair intimidation. >> can he wajahat did he he identify the ideology of taliban so all the more reason we keep assisting and overcoming any challenges that emanate from those standpoint of security because there is no turning back for us. >> reporter: 10s of thousands are peck today attends the yearly event that's become part of the cultural calendar. this year's festival was almost shutdown because of a security alert. similar events have taken place near the pack -- in other pakistani cities being with security improving argue thors and artists are beginning to reclaim their spaces, al jazeera. robin is here now with all of your sport. >> thank you very much. barcelona won every trophy before them last season and the spanish football giants are continuing their march towards another la liga title. barca are unbeaten in 23eu69 two games this all competitions extending their club record. the victims on saturday were las palmas in the canary islands, luis suarez and neymar the
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regular suspects scoring in this 2-1 victory gives them a 9-points lead at the top of the table. and that's putting plenty of fresh on this team. madrid. they are in a playful mood in training. but they are away to malaga on sunday. >> translator: i am happy to be here. i knew it was a difficult position and it's all new for me, but i also know that the most important thing for us, for real madrid is getting points and we are doing that. so that's it. we just need to keep on doing our best. training well and thinking that none of this is going to be easy for us no matter what. >> well, it is the oldest football competition in the world, the fa cup quarter final is his on the line in england over the next three days, london hull city were trying to do what no team has managed in three years, that's beat defending champions arsenal in this competition. the gunners are are going a hat trick of titles but remember held to a nil-nil draw at the emirates meaning a replay will be needs today split the sides.
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>> i am not as relaxed as i look. [ laughter ] >> and honestly, am i nervous or angry doesn't change the result. unfortunately i would be if it could change the result. but i think it's not what we planned, but in football, it doesn't always go like that, it's how you respond and how you find the solution to what you face now. it means we have to go and qualify. >> arsenal 14 games taking place in england on saturday. hull city, of course, drawing with arsenal. goalless draw. everton 2-0 winners over bournemouth. reading beating west brom quite a shock there winning 3-1. that defeat came eight cost. winger chris brunt was threatened by a coin thrown but one of his own fans, he suffered a cut on his eye, the police are
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investigating the incidents. all right, sarah has won the dubai championships tight follow a second time. cruise to go a 6-love. six-2 win over barbara from ukraine, the result confirmed in suction 66 minutes, meaning that she moves back in to the top 20 rankings. she will be 17th and also the first italian to win this competition. >> translator: i am extremely happy. very pleased. it's an unexpected victory for me. i didn't expect anything especially in the initial week. i have no idea that i would even be here now. i was doubting it and talking to my coach and in the end, we decided i should come. it was very tough the first week. but i am very happy to be the winner. the worlds cyclist have his been tackling some dramatic scenery in oman, going through some steep mountains. the second stage win at the tour. and italy is in pole position.
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holding a 152nd lead heading in to the final stage which takes place on sunday. new zealand captain is insuring a memorable finish to his international career, the 34-year-old is playing in his 100st and final test match and made history on the opening day against australian christchurch sigh scoring the fastest test 100 of all time. he came to the crease with his side in a rather precarious position, they were on 32 for 3. he then ripped apart the aussie bowling lineup reaching his century on just 54 bowls. in total 145 and included six sixes and 21 fours, new zealand eventually all out for 370. okay, so as i mentioned his 100 coming off 54 balls which makes it the quickest censure any terms of delivers faced beating a regional record set 30 years ago by the great west
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indian batsman. his came on 56 balls. that was back in 1986. and that was matched by the current pakistan test captain against australia back in 2014 in abu dhabi. fourth on the list is a al jazeera a's adam gilchrist his 57 coming in 2007 against england in perth, for now the talk all about one maughan, mccullam and he had absolutely no idea that he had actually broken the milestone first set by one of hills childhood heros. >> i am sort of embarrasss to go past him to be honest. no, i wasn't aware of the record, but obviously very respectful of all of those that have been there before and held it before. but, jeez, it will be nice to win the test match and that's the most important thing. the second day's play is currently under way they started in last 20 minutes or so,
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australia on 67 for 1, trailing the blat cats by 303 runs. it's all downhill for lindsey von in a good way. she's back on the top of the sport having won't season-long world cup downhill title in italy. it's a record 20th world cup crystal globe for the american who finished they could in saturday's race. and it makes up for von's fall on friday which actually lester had fuming. that victory after she had spend the night drafting an apology for posting this video on space took destroying a ski after falling in the race on friday. the american took the video down and said she remembered it's okay to lose and makes winning feel so much sweeter. that's it, that's back to marian in london. >> thank very much. robin being recognize you can get more on our website al jazeera is where you need to go. all the latest news and sport right there. that wraps up up the news hour but i will be back with a full bill tin for you in just a identify minutes time. a roundup of the top stories coming shortly. stay with us.
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