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this is al jazeera welcome to the news hour. this is al jazeera live from doha. here is what is coming up in the next 60 minutes. january kerry says he has-- john kerry has reached an agreement with russia in terms of a ceasefire in syria. at least 10 people have died in protests in the northern indian state. fiji's nation launch a plea after a cyclone hit.
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plus >> tonight i am suspending my campaign bowing out by jeb bush from the u.s. presidency we're closer to a ceasefire than we have been. that was the message from the u.s. secretary of state john kerry and jordan's foreign minister as they spoke earlier about syria. kerry said that the u.s. and russia have reached a provincial agreement about a pause in fighting which could begin in the coming days. >> what we have agreed on provisionally, i won't go into the details of it, because it needs to be consulted fully with the other parties and, as i said, our hope is that the two presidents will talk as soon as that is appropriate and then we proceed forward to the implementation. why is it important to do this?
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somebody asked me the other day. why not have the ceasefire tomorrow morning? you know, why wait a week? because a ceasefire requires an understanding of obligations. you have to be specific about who is doing what, about what is required of each, and if you want to have a ceasefire that fails almost immediately, then just make an announcement and you won't have achieved anything meanwhile inside syria at least 42 people have been killed by two car bombs which exploded in homs. pro-government state television say it happened in an area which is home to many members of a sect that bashar al-assad belongs to. it is one of the deadliest attacks in homs in nearly five years of war. our correspondent is there and why has it been targeted regularly by bomb attacks?
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>> reporter: homs has not only witnessed some of the most fierce fighting since the civil war began, but it is one of the cities that has been destroyed the most because of this fighting. as you mentioned, this latest attacks, this car bombing is maybe a bit more unique in nature considering the different attacks that have taken place over the past four or five years which have been more about the government dropping barrel bombs and air strikes from above against citizens and civilians and the armed opposition forces there. the different nature here that maybe it was i.s.i.l. behind this attack. homs is just one example of the continued carnage, the death and destruction that continues to beleger syria. if it is not the violence it is the siege of cities that continue to endanger the lives of syrians and it is something
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secretary kerr see pointed to when he said about wars committed by the syrian regime >> the syrian regime has a fundamental humanitarian and global responsibility. so do other parties to the complicate, to facilitate humanitarian access to populations in desperate need now or at any time that they are in need. this is a fundamental responsibili responsibility. and to use food as an instrument or weapon of war is a war crime john kerry speaking earlier, but what about the situation in aleppo because officials are saying government forces have captured a number of villages in the eastern suburbs. what is going on there and what is the significance of this? >> reporter: indeed not only
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have we heard reports of capturing a number of villages, but also one of the main power plants there as well. aleppo is, in terms of size, one of the largest is not the largest governate in syria. it is the nature of the city it is the industrial commercial hubs of syria. it has been in the sights of syrian regime since the opposition forces managed to take control of it a couple of years back. what this signifies in terms of significance now, is it manifests how the tide has been turning in favor of the bashar al-assad regime ever since russia got involved in providing its fire power from above and covering for the syrian army and before the russian intervention was barely in control of 12 or 15% of the country, that they've been able to consolidate the
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positions that they had managed to maintain prior to that and build on that and march towards aleppo. it is not only a sign of turning the tide but a massive laerm to the turkish government. when we spoke to the prime minister and other senior officials as far back at 2013, they claimed that aleppo was a red line for them and wouldn't allow it to fall into the syrian regime. that is now becoming more and more of a reality which will make this war even more complicated. that's why when kerry talks about the specific details that need to be agreed on before a ceasefire can actually be enforced, many are questioning how are you going to get all these different sides and factions and regional powers to agree on this. it is difficult to see how that is going to happen in the short future thank you for that update. a syrian academic is with us and
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writer based at the doha institute. you heard what jamal was saying what is happening in aleppo. what does this government advance on aleppo mean for bashar al-assad, al-assad forces and russia. is it a game changer? >> i think it is. because the russians and the bashar al-assad regime are trying to reach the border with turkey and seal these borders to prevent any sort of aid or support coming in. that has been the pure objective of this military campaign from the very beginning. there have been succeeding in controlling most of the territory that has been in the past controlled by the syrian opposition. i think this is why also the russians had been trying to buy more time for the syrian regime in order to achieve that very important objective secretary of state john kerry was saying he and they have reached a provincial agreement on terms of cessation
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of hostilities. does this mean there are unresolved issues? >> yes. most important for them to be how to implement the ceasefire. the russians are continuing to bombarding the terrorist groups in syria but under the russian definition of terrorists, that means all armed groups in syria are armed. when we have a ceasefire, it is going to be-- can they agree and collaborate? >> i think they are trying to do that, but i don't know the extent to which they manage these differences. i think the details are very difficult for both of them. they tried to do it in munich a week ago, but there are a few things that they have to work out in order to sort it for the secretary of state to be in amman in jordan, how
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much coordination is there between them of a possible ground operation in syria? >> i think the undering and declaration jordan was given the task of listing the group terrorists groups in syria in order to be included in the ceasefire or ceasefire or not. i think they might be playing an important part. regarding this issue, and also concerning the jordanian knowledge of the syrian landscape, especially concerning the armed groups and those who are actually going to be included in the ceasefire okay. thank you for joining us on the al jazeera news hour. it has been a big night in the race for the white house. hillary clinton won the democratic caucus in the state
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of nevada while over in south carolina donald trump finished first in the republican primary. he no longer has to worry about jeb bush as he has quit. donald trump won over a third of the vote and cemented his position as republican front runner. marco rubio won a close contest for second place over ted cruz for democrats hillary clinton narrowly won in nevada beating bernie sanders with just over 52% of the vote. alan fisher joining us from colombia where there were celebrations certainly for donald trump. >> reporter: the circus moves on from here. as soon as one contest is over, they're already thinking about where they go to next. donald trump will be in atlanta and then move to nevada. on tuesday it is the caucuses there. he goes as the front runner.
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if you remember when his campaign was launched, it was regarded as a joke. now after these wins he really is the leading contender. the last three republicans who won new hampshire and south carolina together went on to secure the nomination. the main focus on this was really on second place. marco rubio took that ahead of ted cruz. there was only a few thousand votes in it. the cruz campaign is already playing down marco rubio campaign down say he had the support of the political establishment inside south carolina, the support of a very important governor and he could still only come second. marco rubio has established himself as the anti-trump candidate, the man that the establishment will rally around and support throughout the remainder of this campaign. everyone thought it was jeb bush, but he pulled out. he didn't do well in iowa or new hampshire and was really left
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with no option to pull out as financial backers were saying you've gone as far. we need to get behind somebody who will derail trump and it looks like marco rubio what about the democrats because it has been a close battle between clinton and sanders up to this point. >> reporter: hillary clinton's campaign always said it is going to be better for us when we move out of iowa and new hampshire because the population starts to get more diverse and hillary clinton is a supporter amongst latinos. it was getting tight for her. she kept telling people that bernie is better organising on the ground and so if we don't do well in nevada it won't be that bad. she won in iowa which is a caucus state and now in nevada.
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not by much, but a win is a win. where do the democrats come now? to south carolina because the state holds its democratic primary next saturday. she is expected to do well here. bernie sanders isn't going away. that will make hillary clinton a more concentrated candidate. last night during her speech we heard her take some ideas that bernie sanders had been talking about in the trail and incorporated them into her speech. then she said we're not one issue, not beating the big banks. someone said they were going to vote for bernie in the primary there, but they knew that hillary clinton would get the nomination. it was to keep her honest. that may be playing out, but she will come in after a win thank you for that update.
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niger's president is standing for re-election in a difficult atmosphere. he has been in office since 2011. he says he deserves another term because he has increased various things. the main opposition on the left was the prime minister from 207 to 2009. in the middle that man who was the first elected president before being ousted in a military coup in 1996. the third is a man who is in prison over allegations of child trafficking. one of the top issues is security in the face of attacks by fighters from fighting nigeria among others. they're blessed with iron, oil
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and gold, but still one of the poorest countries. >> reporter: people here can't understand this dichotomy or this contradiction between a country that is very rich, the fourth largest uranium producer in the world, a country in which china has discovered about a billion barrels of oil resolved and the country has gold as well in undefined quantities. people here would like to see this introduced or translated into prosperity for them. they can see the government is bolstering some projects. they talked about 15,000 schools that have been built and roads, improvements in freedom of press and so on. people in the opposition don't deny that, but they say it's a drop in a large ocean.
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they are at the bottom of the ladder in terms of humanitarian development around the world. people are unhappy with this situation. they don't like their country to remain in position when they know that it can't improve still ahead, trying to save babies when there are no doctors. how traditional birthing attendants are being trained in rural nigeria. online lending in the spotlight after a massive financial scan in china. here is what is coming up in sport. miami turn up the heat against the wizards. that's a little later. the philippines has held the first debate ahead of elections in may. they have gathered in the
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southern region. >> reporter: the election road show has rolled into this area. elections have always have an fiesta feel to them. it is the first time in a number of years that all candidates have agreed to be together on the first stage. this gives the electorate the first chance to see the people they will be voting for. it is questionable how much this will matter. ultimately presidential elections always tend to be more about personalities than policies. so while people have been debating here, it is not necessarily the candidate who sets out the best stall, who is going to point the most, but it is the one who connects best with the area a standoff with security
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forces for the second day. three soldiers and a civilian have been killed. the rebels are now inside a government building. all civilians have been successfully evacuated from there. at least 10 people are dead and more than 150 injured after protests in india. they're unhappy about the caste quota system. they say it puts them at a disadvantage in government jobs. thousands of troops have been deployed with orders to shoot on sight. water supplies have been cut off leading to a crisis in the capital. this update. >> reporter: there have been more protests despite a curfew and the presence of thousands of troops on the ground. the rampage continued. we're hearing incidents of looting in shops and at m cash
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machines. travel also has been severely disrupted, not just here but also neighboring states as it is the key gateway to the northern states. any train that passes through delhi to the north has to pass through here. about a thousand trains have been cancelled. >> translation: we are facing a lot of trouble while commuting. the train services have stopped. there are blockades everywhere. even the buses and taxi refuse to take us where the protests are. >> reporter: it is inevitable that the effects of the protests would be felt in the capital, not just with travel disruptions but also water shortages. delegates more of the water supply and the main source of the canal has been taken over and shut down by protesters. there is still curfews imposed in several areas. the leaders we spoke to say they're going to carry on with their campaign until they get
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reservation status joining me now is a professor of political science. the community currently listed as the upper caste, what they're saying is this puts them at a disadvantage at government jobs and state run educational institutes. they're demanding those similar to lower castes. are they right to do so? >> hello? can you hear me? >> hello? yes, yes my question to you is the community is saying that they're at a disadvantage for government jobs and state-run educational institutes even though they are from the upper caste. they're demanding job prospects similar to the lower caste. are they right to do so? >> it has to be accepted if we look at the area, just north
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they have not been excluded from the government jobs. they are in important positions. if you look at other states, of course, in other states their number is not that high, but in-- if you say they are well positioned, why are they saying they're going to continue with the protests. >> it's politics. there are a large number of people who have come up and they're competing with each other to claim the leadership of the community and all different issues that keep competing with each other. it is now for them to support them as hindu class supporting
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them. this is affecting the castes. also they are campaigning against other communities. they argue when they enjoy similar economic positions, why they should not get the status what does all of this mean? where is it all going to lead to? does india need a new debate on the crafte system? -- caste system? >> no. it's not going to stop there or anywhere. it keeps coming up from time to time. this is not going to stop. it was a traditional kind of tradition where people believed in security and improvement of the caste. it has become a structure.
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it mattered in terms of marriage, but outside in the public space there is no caste differences among the people. when if comes to political gains, they compete with each other. one of the attacks, the community can take thank you for joining us on the news hour. fiji ans have been told to stay inside for a second night as officials try to assess damages and try to restore services after their strongest storm on record. cyclone winston brought 300 km/h winds and at least six people are dead. >> reporter: a glimpse at the damage in fiji after the strongest cyclone on record there. the town on the main island escaped a direct hit but the storm still left its mark. cyclone winston brought rain and 30 per kilometer winds.
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that has flattened homes, trees and electricity cables. there's damage in the other areas of the island >> it is vital that everyone remain in their homes while government teams and officials carries out the important work of preparing and restoring critical infrastructure. there is a great deal of debris on the roads and in our communities. power lines have gone down all over the country and roofing iron, glass and other hazardous materials pose serious threats. >> reporter: the cyclone passed close to 300 other fijian islands. phone lines have been down so it is difficult to contact people there. some deaths have been confirmed. >> i have offered australia's support p and we have in place
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preposition supplies in suva that are available. i've also offered the adf to accepted a p3 orion so that we can carry out aerial surveillance in the outer lying islands and do a needs assessment >> reporter: fiji relies on the tourist industry. there are about 1200 australians registered there and other nationalities affected. getting home will be difficult because airports have been closed. many of the low lying islands have been flooded. rescuers are trying to supply drinking water. the government has declared a 30 day state of emergency because many of the islands are me remote. it may be some time before the full extent of the damage from the natural disaster is known richard is here with an update on the cyclone. >> i think caroline is right in
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that report. it will be a time before we know the full extent of the damage and the number of fatalities. it is still a large storm but it is has weak and. it is clear and it goes across the islands themselves. in actual fact it reforms again. you see the hint of an eye once again. it has been a 21 are 5 kph sustained wind. it is a powerful storm. on the face of it you think it will affect other areas, but if the track is correct, the forecast track, it should curve away and then out into the south pacific again. so hopefully these other island communities will not be impacted by it. stars fiji was concerned, obviously, the biggest storm which has hit there well in excess of others, but in terms of the southern hemisphere it was almost the most powerful recorded ahead of monika which
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hit australia in 2002 and zoe which hit the solomon islands. it really was something of historic proportions. thankfully it seems on its way out ahead, poor nutrition killing children in pakistan. in zimbabwe time to issue land leases to white farmers more than a decade after the controversial land reforms. islamabad takes a step to the finals. that in sport. that in sport.
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welcome back. the top stories. john kerry says he has reached an agreement with russia on the terms of a ceasefire in syria. he spoke on the phone with the russia counterpart over plans for a provisional truce. kerry says it will be discussed by obama and the russian president later. the syrian city of homs has been rocked by twin bomb attacks. syrian state television saying the explosions hit and 42 people have been killed mostly civilians. at least ten people are dead and more than 150 injured in india. demonstrators mostly from a community are protesting caste
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quota system. more on the republican primary in south carolina. jeb bush announce to suspend his presidential campaign is a blow to a political dyns tashgs acy who has produced two presidents. >> reporter: he has been described as the son who should have been president. the decision to run surprised political commentatotors who thought he had long missed his chance. >> i've decided i'm a candidate for the u.s. of america. >> reporter: with that announcement, the man who left his job as governor of florida nine years ago went after the toughest job in politics >> i've stood my ground refusing to bend to the political winds. we put detailed plans to address the mounting challenges that we
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faced because despite what you might have heard, ideas matter, policy matters >> reporter: policy did matter, but not his >> five years ago the war was started >> reporter: it was over shadowed by that left by his brother and brother, both formers presidents. >> i can hear you. the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon >> reporter: their policies led to wars in afghanistan and iraq, policies that may influence geopolitics for decades to come. try as he might to distance himself at the beginning, the family name followed his every move. >> republicans wanted change. they wanted something very
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different. they wanted more radical anti establishment, anti washington approach than what bush was offering. his timing was simply bad >> reporter: like his campaign, a third bush presidency would have been haunted by a past many voters and the middle east are trying to forget. were a huge financial scandal in china has highlighted the risks posed by the countries's unregulated lending platform. 7.5 billion dollars has been increased from many investors. >> reporter: the online leaneder's downfall was trumpeting on media. now it was reporting how the firm had taken more than 7 billion dollars from investors. this man was one of them.
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he told me he signed up last november putting in more than $450,000. in their glossy brochures the company had promised annual returns of almost 15%, money for online borrowers. >> translation: every day when you turn on tv right before krchl ctv prime time news there was always the ad. i don't know why all this official news outlets support it. we can't say how real or unreal now. we did our research and we saw it was backed by the government. >> reporter: less than two years after the firm began trading it sdeply shut down last december. this scandal has highlighted an unregulated alternative to the traditional banking system, a system in which there may be as two and a half thousand so-called person-to-person landing platforms request investors failing to recognise
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the financial risk. he insists he was misled. >> translation: the government needs to give investors a clear reply. it has been too long. we consulted some lawyers and they say the investors 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 900,000 disgruntled investors who thought they were buying some something the government endorsed. the firm's beijing offices remain closed but the authorities on are urging the investors to raise the claims. following the protest police arrested 21st firms employees. with the owner make an onair confession. more arrests are possible as
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investigators say they now want to know if corrupt government officials were also involved. adrian brown the u.k. prime minister has three months to convince the british public to stay in the european union. cameron says he will be campaigning with heart and soul it remain in a reformed e.u. hayed of a referendum. six members of the cabinet have announced they're campaigning against him for an outvote. cameron described the vote as one of the country's biggest decisions, but on the streets there is mix reaction >> i think a referendum is a good idea because it gives the people a chance in relation to the nation's sovereignty. i'm undecided which woi i would vote though. >> they're doing their jobs.
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we are still good. if we go outest e.u. it is not skill for me. >> for people come here, do nothing. >> i think anything is better together. like, countries united is always better than us thinking we're - i feel like have got this idea that the u.k. is better than every our country in the e.u. >> reporter: morales has led a final rally so he can run a fourth term. many feel an extension could damage the country's appearance. >> reporter: he moved into this presidential palace behind me 10 years ago making him the longest serving member in latin america.
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if all goes according to plan and the yes vote wins, he wins the elections in 2019, he will be in office until 2025. he has given the voice to the large indigenous community here and lifted many people out of poverty. a few weeks ago the yes vote would have won easily, but what has happened since then is the opposition has alleged several corruption scandals, one in particular saying that the company run by a former girlfriend of morales has benefited from government contracts. the president ates denials have been less than convincing. the opinion polls here have the two campaigning more or less equal but they hardly get out to the rural areas where morales has more higher following. what we have is a campaign
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including some of the president's supporters that too long in office could be damaging more than 150 people have died in pakistan overture to malnutrition and diseases. a lack of health facilities, poverty are contributing to the problem. >> reporter: sympathy hasn't had enough food and now she is in hospital. these children are lucky to have made it to the only civil hospital in the town here. dozens of others didn't. evidence year hundreds of malnourished people die in the province because of water born and other diseases. a lack of the medical services lead to a high mortality rate. >> translation: we have come where there are no facilities, no doctors. we had to borrow money to pay for the fare to reach this
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hospital. >> reporter: our village is closed to the border with india and there are no medical facilities there apart from the dispensary. >> reporter: the government say more deaths are being reported because more people are coming to the hospitals. doctors' reference to work in cities mean there is not enough staff and hospitals. >> translation: many of the popes have been recently announced and we're in the process of hiring them. >> reporter: many buys die of asphyxia, sepsis or premature and underweight. training must be provided to nurses who are delivering babies. remote villages like these are a
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challenge and customs must be changed in order to save lives. people here marry their daughters at an early age. most women have child every year. for hundreds of years these villages and their life style remained the same, but mothers say they want a better life for their children. >> translation: we have no roads, no water, no electricity, no government hospitals. what should we do? i do not back at the hospital these children are getting some treatment, but many say until attitudes and facilities change, they face a risky future the refugee baby at the center for controversy over being deported from australia is being allowed to stay at least for now. doctors in brisbane refused to discharge the one year old girl known as asha until a suitable home was found. her parents face departation to
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a prison camp on the island of nauru. the baby will be moved into a community detention in australia, but stressed that p at some point the family will return to nauru. museveni has won the election over accusations of rigging of votes. >> reporter: 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 tallying center the chairman announced the result. >> museveni is the elected president.
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>> reporter: the chairman acknowledged some problems but said things had largely gone well. the opposition have said that this result is fraudulent and they said that there is rigging. local observers say there has been rigging and there is strong criticism from commonwealth observers. >> the information failed, it was not transparent it was badly organized and it lacked the trust of everybody here who we were speaking to. i would say it is a failure of the commission. >> reporter: while the results were read, some listened on the radio. others watched football. police and soldiers deployed heavily in some neighborhoods. back at besigye's house his party president tried to enter but was not allowed. >> we are in a very delicate
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situation. >> reporter: while supporters of museveni are prepared to celebrate, opposition supporters are wait fog for their leaders to make their next move nigeria has one of the world's highest infant mortality rates. its especially acute in rural communities. doctors say hundreds of babies are dying every day because traditional immediate wives don't have-- midwives don't have the required training. >> reporter: in woman lost her son a month ago. he died 12 hours after he was born at home in a remote area in south-western nigeria. an unskilled traditional home birth attendant helped her to
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deliver. >> he was born with very high temperature and was not breathing properly. i didn't know how to undough the situation. by the time we got to the hospital, my son was already dead. >> reporter: her story is one reason why a local ngo is training hundreds of traditional birds attendants who live in rural communities. >> in this kind of environment, it is believed that when you have a baby that it is no crying or not breathing or showing any sign of life that the baby is dead. we are trying to show them actually that's not so. >> reporter: there are also cultural beliefs about having a baby in hospital. >> maybe the relatives, if you
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deliver in a hostility it is likely you loss the baby are on you die >> reporter: they're trying to dispel the beliefs too, but the costs associated with going to hospital are also a put-off for many expectant mothers. according to international health agencies only 40% of women give birth in a hospital or clinical. doctors say unsafe home births are leading to 700 babies dying every day. doctors are determined to make sure these birth attendant take their life saving skills into the community >> if we are successful, it will lead to a drastic reduction in the number of new born deaths >> reporter: rolling out this training is a big challenge. most women live in rural areas with new medical facilities and so are very dependent on a
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traditional birth attendant to welcome their babies into the world it has been over a decade when land was taken away from white farmers and resdrktd to the blacks. the government plans to reissue land leases to commercial farms run by white farmers. >> reporter: this woman has been farming in zimbabwe for decades. she is one of the few hundred white farmers left. she is constantly worried that she will be kicked off the farm. >> it is like living on a knife edge because you never know what's going to happen tomorrow or next week if you want to go further forwards with your projects then you actually don't know that you're going to achieve what you want to do and
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if you're going to still be there to reap the rewards. >> reporter: she could soon have some form of security. the government skez it will issue 99-year lease toz whites who are providing a service to the community. this is the only hatchery selling around 100,000 chicks a week. before land reform before many farms were seized from whites and given to blacks, there were many farmers. now there are 400 farmers. much of the land was seized during land reform. some farmers say issuing leases won't revive the ago kilogram turl sector. >> the land has been given toll pigss, senior officials, who work during the week day and weekends they go back to the
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farms. tlefr not they're not growing anything there. there is lots of facilities that need to be sorted out, irrigation facilities are not functioning. all this is needing to be addressed >> reporter: landownership is a sensitive issue that causes racial tensions. most black farmers who benefited from land reform don't have leases. zimbabwe used to be called the bread basket of farmers still to come on the program, we look at how the stress of the economic crisis in greece is reviving an old tradition. madrid's biggest club have a real challenge to stay in the title race. we hear from their manager. that's coming up in sports. sports.
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greece has a history of absorbing cultural elements from both the east and the west. one eastern tradition that has remained there for many years is that of prayer beads. the stress of the economic crisis has led greeks to rediscover the habit of clicking the beads. >> reporter: the komboloi museum has barely a what wall that isn't-- wall that isn't covered in amber beads. it is not just the variety of hues that fascinates.
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it's the warmth and touch and the music. >> translation: a person has a dialogue with the komboloi. it is a personal situation where he is brought close to the worry of his heart. it is a campaign i don't know and tool to help focus. it is not to do with god or anything external but with oneself >> reporter: those qualities have led greeks back to the komboloi beads during stressful years of joblessness and debt. this has seen sales to greeks jump by 30% >> translation: we've seen younger people come into the habit. >> reporter: people find all sorts of ways to relieve their stress, fingering cigarettes, key chains tore tinkering with their mobile phones. a pure komboloi starts at 100
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and run into the thousands. >> reporter: it goes back to pair beads. greeth orthodoxs adopted them and so did catholics. it has become a device for reck lar meditation and stress release. this man has put them to the ument test >> translation: i started using it regularly when i stopped smoking. before that i was a seaman and we used to pass the time. we had nothing but sky and sea. >> reporter: both the cigarette and the komboloi became symbols of male domination. in greece as elsewhere such symbols were seized upon in the 1970s to show women challenging this in which a film a welly woman serenadeked the men who
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ran her companies. it's aboutise legislation from the distractions of the world in a world more full of attraction its appeal is growing time for the sports. >> reporter: thank you so much. manchester city will continue their campaign to win four trophies later when they face chelsea. they're in the league and they're into the final. the epl bid has staut erred a little. they're fourth and six points off the top. they're not totally being ruled out. >> in football you can always do it all. it is very difficult to say you can't cannot do that, but for the moment nobody can do it. maybe one day, one will do it.
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>> reporter: real madrid has an opportunity to close the gap. as for really they're currently on 53 points, one behind their city rivals and sit in third. they will be taking on malaga having won their last three. the manager is confident his side can make up ground. >> i'm happy to be here. i knew it was a difficult position and it is new for me. the most important thing is getting points and we're 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. >> reporter: the golden state warriors have bounced back with 115 to 112 over the l.a. clippers. over in miami the wizards were
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beaten. it is 911th time in history that a player has had 20 points and 20 rebounds in a game off the bench. >> reporter: home run new coach bonds was accused of using hasn'ting drugs and believes he should be in the hall of fame >> i know i'm a haul of fame player. i don't need to get into that. i will live that to you. that's not my area. there's not one player that could state that i'm not one. until you guys decide to make that final decision, then that will be made on your terms, but in my heart and soul and god knows i'm a hall of famer.
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>> reporter: a step closer to reaching the final in the super league. they beat the kings on saturday. the 20/20 competition is happening. five wickets were taken as karachi were dismissed. they chased that down in less than 15 wickets. united will play p afshgs shawa for a place in the final. nadal was knocked out of the rio open. seeded first in brazil he lost six seven, seven six, six four. it is the first time he has lost to the unseedd world number 45. that was also just his second defeat since 2005. >> i lost an opportunity. i fight it a lot until then.
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i'm losing some of these matches in australia, last week and today here. so just accept and keep working to try to change the dynamic to lose the matches with more opportunities. >> reporter: a one shot leafed heading into the final round of the northern open in california. the two time masters winner shot a bird yes. world number one finished at ten under in a five-way tie. watson is chasing his second win in three years. that's all your sport for now okay thank you very much for that update. thanks for watching the news hour on al jazeera. we're back with a full bulletin of news coming your way in just a moment. stay tuned.
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