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victory tore donald trump and hillary clinton for the race for the white house. hello. welcome to al jazeera live from our headquarters in doha. also it come, farms taken in fallujah. fiji grapples with the biggest storm ever recorded as a state of emergency.
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chinese police investigate what could be china's biggest ever financial scam it has been a big night in the race for the white house. voters in nevada and in can south carolina have given victories to hillary clinton and to donald trump and jeb bush is out of the republican race. trump got just over a third of the voters and submitted his position as the front runner. marco rubio and ted cruz were locked in a close battle for second place. hillary clinton prevailed for the democrats in nevada where four out of five voters were from ethnic minorities. it was also a goodnight for bernie sanders who came a close second. for donald trump back to back wins. >> there is nothing easy for running about precedent. it's tough, nasty, mean,
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vicious. it's beautiful. when you win, it's beautiful. >> reporter: it if this was a goodnight, it was an awful night for jeb bush. he campaigned with his mom and mother and used the family name. it wasn't enough. emotionally he stepped out of the race. >> people have spoken. i really respect their decision. tonight i am suspending my campaign. yes. yes. >> reporter: south carolina is an important and significant stop in the campaign. the trump campaign, if there is a win here, they will be saying there is nowhere where they can't win.
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marco rubio's performance in south carolina suggests he will now become the person the party establishment will back especially now bush has gone >> this has been a long road. there were many people on this campaign when it started. many who would have been a front runner. now it is down to three. i know that our campaign gives us the best chance not just to come together, not just to unify our party but to unify our country and to grow this movement. republica republicans, the lead hillary clinton enjoyed almost wiped out. she raised issues and took a swipe at the vermont senator. >> we are not a single-issue country.
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we need more than a plan for the big bang. the middle-class needs a raise and we need more jobs. >> let's put this thing away and let's make america great again. >> reporter: many thought donald trump was a joke and he would soon disappear. how he cannot stop smiling let's talk to a visiting professor at the uc l.a. bill, we have this anti establishment maverick figure. >> they have a candidate who they think it is going to be difficult, maybe not impossible, but very difficult to elect which happened tonight, today on saturday is that the democratic establishment is breathing a lot easier with hillary clinton now the front runner and the republican establishment is really in a panic about what
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they're going to do about donald trump rallying around marco rubio. >> they've still got ted cruz. he still has support from hard core conservatives. happiness in politics is divide. donald trump is winning with about a third of the vote but he has got a split opposition against him. the theory is that if one of them gets out, one may become the anti trump. some of those voters of one of those other candidates bes could go to trump we've seen the end of one of the political dynasties in this race. >> yes. the bush campaigned fizzled in this election year. it wasn't his time. he was a candidate of the past who represented the old status quo of the republican party. republican s are in a defiant mood. that's what donald trump sells. he defys everybody.
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he divides the establishment, the press, he device commonsense sometimes. he defies the pope for goodness sakes, but there are a lot of republican voters out there who are in a defiant mood flipping over to the other event in nevada where we saw the other political din stee-- dynasty trundle on, and for bernie sanders the own anti establishment figure >> that's riflt. he did pretty well in nevada. hillary clinton really was saved by african american voters. they were in obama and now they're with her. without her support those, she really would not have won nevada. that is a problem for sanders as
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the campaign continues. as as we grow closer to the big one, super tuesday, how are they looking? >> hillary clinton expects to do well because many of the states are in the south where there is a large presence. donald trump is hopeful that he can sweep super tuesday and maybe texas which is ted cruz's home state. if donald trump wins most of the other states or almost all of the other states, and the polls show he is ahead an his performance in south carolina can only help, then he will be on a dplid path for the nomination. he won a big victory in new hampshire, which is a north-eastern state and he won a big victory in south carolina, two very different kinds of states and he won them both thank you very much.
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going to iraq now where the government says sunni tribes have taken up arms against i.s.i.l. there have been two days of fighting in the city, which is about 70 kilometers west of the capital. three sunni tribes are old l involved. further north the government is preparing for an offensive in the second largest city mosul. the prime minister announced that shia militia will be involved in that battle to retake the city from i.s.i.l. judge some claim that the americans and british is pressuring not to allow them to join the fight. they will be part of this honor rabble battle. no-one dares pressure me. it will be done by iraqis from all backgrounds phillip smith is a researcher specializing in shia militias and he says the iraqi government ask unlikely to gain the trust of sunnis in i.s.i.l. areas >> i think an appetite can be
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built if there's enough money behind it. if we remember historically what has happened, the government cut funding for a lot of tribes that were originally fighting the components of the group that is now i.s.i.s., and how much money has been thrown their way. that is hard to say. a lot of these groups, because they're under essentially a very totalitarian grip by i.s.i.s., it is hard to push back even if they wanted to. you asked before whether they really want to go and fight with iraqi government forces. well, the operations in fallujah are being run by vicious and sectarian shia militias that are backed almost completely by the iranians and have had a very nasty history with sunnis. it makes a tough situation in terms of going forward if we're going to say, well, you know, there is going to be an iraqi government force and maybe sunni tribes will start to fight with
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them. a lot of the tribes are looking for the lesser evil and unfortunately for many of them, because some of them have a more adventurous mindset, they want to stick withisise because they're not going to put power drills to their heads which one leading element did for so many years within iraq syria's president bashar al-assad said a ceasefire is possible. while he is hinting at peace his army is waging war. they're gaining territory in aleppo close to the border with sir turkey, and state media has announced the regime has taken back a major power plant which supplies the city of aleppo. >> translation: with the backing of the syrian and russians, we have gained a
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number of towns, retook the thermal power plant after destroying i.s.i.l. bases in concentrations in the area. the significance of this achievement lies in the fact that the power plapt -- plant i one of the main facilities in the area syrian kurdish fighters have taeb i.s.i.l.'s last stronghold in the east. it was captured after months of heavy fighting. most of the province, which is also close to turkey's border ask now under kurdish control. australia has offered to help fiji recover from the strongest storm to hit the islands. winds reached over 30 km/h. at least five people have died. the prime minister has confirmed that figure. rob matheson reports. >> reporter: heavy rains and
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winds continue across fiji. >> it has affected the whole country. a natural disaster for the whole of fiji. >> reporter: many people have stayed home. this is what the cyclone looks like from space. it is a picture showing the eye of the cyclone over the south pacific. it is now heading west away from more than 300 low lying islands scattered across the ocean which make up fiji's archepelago. >> translation: there have been some parts of the country that were destructed, especially one of the islands in the northern
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group. 1125 kilometers winds. >> reporter: ships may still be in danger. crews within 50 kilometers of the storm have been told to check in regularly. people living in the third largest city had done as much as they could. frantic preparations have been made on other islands as well. >> most of the shops are closed. there was big queues in the at m and people getting their cash from the banch. >> reporter: government planes will fly over the islands to assess the impact and carry anyone needing medical help to hospital and residents will ov to start repairing the damage more to come, including conflict. protests in the indian state for government privileges. we look at how the stress of the economic crisis in greece is
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reviving an old tradition. tradition.
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>> the only live national news show at 11:00 eastern. >> we start with breaking news. >> let's take a closer look. hello again. a look at the stop stories. voters in nevada and in south carolina have chosen hillary clinton and donald trump in the race for the white house. jeb bush has pulled out of the race altogether altogether after finishing fourth in the republican primary. the iraqi government says sunni
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militias have taken an area controlled by i.s.i.l. ace has offered to help fiji recover from the strongest storm to hit the island. winds reached over 300 km/h. at least five people have died. police in china are investigating what could be the country's biggest ever financial scandal. 21 people have been arrested on suspicion of defrauding almost a million people. adrian brown reports from beijing. >> reporter: the on line lenders downfall was trumping it on state media. the same broadcaster had aired commercials promoting the company days earlier. now it was reporting how the firm had taken more than 7 billion dollars from investors. this man was one of them. he told me he signed up last november putting in more than
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$450,000. in their glossy brochures the finance company had promised annual returns of almost 15%, money supposed to be for online borrow eowers. >> translation: every day we turned on there was always ads. we can't say how real or unreal now. we did our research and we thought it was backed by the government. >> reporter: less than two years after the firm began trading it suddenly shut down last december. this scandal has highlighted an unregulated alternative to the traditional banking system, a system in which there may be as many as two and a half thousand so-called person to person lending platforms with investors often failing to recognise the financial risk this man sin cysts he was misled.
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>> translation: the government needs to give investors a clear reply. it has been too long. we consulted lawyers and they say investors themselves should take responsibility. that made us panic. >> reporter: for some panic has turned to protest. social unrest is what the government fears most, especially when it involves 90,000 disgruntled investors who thought they were buying into something the government endorsed. the firm's office claim closed but the authorities are urging investors to register their claims, road accident raising hopes there could be compensation. following the protest police arrested 21st firm's employees with the own owner making an on air confession >> more arrests are possible as investigators say they now want to know if crypt government officials were already
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involved-- corrupt government officials were also involved at least five people have died in protests after cask rights in northern india. the agricultural community want the same offered lowercastes. >> translation: the shoot to kill order has been imposed to protest the protests with forces on the ground. the troops had to be air dropped as the protesters burnt down railway stations that blocked all major roads entering the states. in the town the heart of the protest, buses, community halls and even the residence of the finance minister was set ablaze. protesters ignored peace for calm. they want status that would give them priority for government jobs and april quota in state institutions. they tried to appease the
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community by saying if it were up to them they would grant it. >> translation: the government has said it stands by the community in resolving all the hurdles that stands in the way to meet their demands. >> reporter: the chief minister's words have grown more an >> translation: we have been fooled so far by the governments. this government is bad in particular. we will ensure that this government is over thrown and we will boycott it. >> reporter: the community makes up nearly 30% of the voting population. they are traditionally farmers with a strong political representation in local government and not seen as being understandprivileged. it is also an issue of numbers. according to india's supreme court only 50% of the state's population could get reservation status. at the border with the capital
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new delhi mobs set up blockades. >> translation: until the government reaches in our favor, we will continue. >> reporter: many people crossed on foot for fear that protesters would carry out their threat to attack and slash the tours of vehicles. -- tours - tires of vehicles. >> reporter: this is an issue that has been simmering since the 1990s. the community has been promised status in various election campaigns. the concern now is that the unrest may not be limited to the state but could spread to other parts of the country the bolivia nshn president changed the constitution so too
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he could run for a fourth term. it would see him in power until 2025. >> reporter: morales moved into this palace behind mean 10 years ago mashging him the longest serving leader in latin america by some distance. if all goes according to the pln and he wins on sunday and he wins the elections in 2019 he will be in office until 2025. he has given a voice to the large indigenous computer here. he has got the economy growing at a steady arraignment a few weeks ago the yes vote would have won easily. what has happened then is that there have been several corruption scandals, one in particular saying that the company run by a former girlfriend has benefited from government contracts.
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the president's denials have been less than convincing. the opinion polls have the two campaigns running more or less equal, but they rarely get out into the isolated ruling areas where the president has a large following. what we have here is a yes campaign that wants more of the same, much, much more and a no campaign including some of the president's own supporters who were a little worried that too along in office could be damaging for the country's democracy khile's company is considering tighter rules after supermarkets were accused of price fixing. it is alleged that the three main chains colluded together to keep prices up. >> reporter: from the chicken they eat to the medicine they take, to the toilet paper they flush, people here have been paying more than they should.
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now they know it. >> translation: terrible, terrible. this price fixing goes on and on and no-one goes to jail. we're being ripped off by shameless businessmen. it is outrageous. >> reporter: the three largest supermarket chains which account for 90% of the sales are being indicted for colluding to keep chicken prices artificially high profiting by up to 1.5 billion dollars. this after revelations of another conspiracy of the two large e largest paper companies which has kept the prices up. >> translation: we realise that our free model competition wasn't so free. the market is organized and economic roots that join
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together to make more money. >> reporter: many ask how these companies got away with it for so long. the answer is because they can. the legislation treats collusion not as a crime but as a misdemean you're with fines that are laughable compared to the profits that can be made. 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 won't have the incentives. you will affect economic growth. >> reporter: as they wait for stricter controls, many irate customers are punishing the offending supermarkets by boycotting stores on sundays, a strategy they hope will hit them where it hurts most
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britain will vote on june 23 on a referendum. six members of the cabinet are campaigning against david cameron. greece has a long history of absorbing elements of both eastern and western cultures and tradition. one eastern tradition that has remained that road accidents remained is that of prayer beads. the stress of the economic crisis has led many greeks to rediscover the habit of clicking the beads >> reporter: the museum in this area has a variety of beads. it is not just the hues that fast natures, it's the warmth and softness of its touch and
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quiet but arresting music. >> translation: the person has a sort of dialogue. it is a meditation that brings him close to his worry and heart. it is a campaign i don't know and a tool to help him focus. it's not to do with god or anything external, but one oneself. >> reporter: those qualities have led greeks back to the beads during stressful years of jobless nts and death. this chain has seen sales to greeks jump by 30% during the crisis. >> translation: we've seen young aer people come into the habit and who have snubbed it. >> reporter: people find all ways of releasing their stress, tinkering with their mobile phones, cigarettes and others. aone can cost $200 or a few thousand.
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it goes back to prayer beads. greek orthodox missives adopted them. in modern greece it has lost its religious significance. it is for meditation and stress relief. it has been put to the ultimate test. >> translation: i started using it regularly when i stopped smoking. before that i was a seaman and used it to pass the time. we would sail for a month seeing nothing but sky and sea. >> reporter: both the cigarette and this became symbols of male domination. in greece as elsewhere such symbols were seized upon in the 1970s to show women challenging that as in this film in which a wealthy woman serenades the men who manage her companies. it is not really about gender
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