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>> thank you very much everybody. thank you. thank you very much more momentum for donald trump's u.s. presidential bid as he celebrates a big win in l.a. you're watching al jazeera live from our headquarters in doha. also coming up, obama gears up for a fight to push through the closure of guatemalan prisons. we give you a story on the white helmets digging out people out
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of the rubble in aleppo city u.s. republican front runner donald trump says he is growing more confident of winning his party's pension nomination after a sweeping victory in nevada caucus. he has already won new hampshire and in south carolina. here is what he had to say after the results came in >> we weren't a couple of months ago to win this one. we were not. of course, if you listen to the pundits we weren't expected to win too much and now we're winning winning winning the country. soon the country is going to start winning winning winning. so i want to thank the volunteers. they've been unbelieved.
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they worked-- unbelievable. they worked endlessly an analyst gives us a report now. >> there are some entrance polls suggest that mr donald trump won the evangelical vote. that is bad news for senator krus. the entrance polls also indicated that marco rubio got the late sdizers. my-- deciders. my best guess is donald trump will be around 40%. he will definitelily come in first. the real question is the contest within the contest and is that could ted cruz or marco rubio emerge as the primary challenger to mr trump and can at the do it in time. the polls didn't show that but i suspect the momentum of the last week carried marco rubio
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forward. coming in second in south carolina and ted cruz coming in second, he has put his strategy squarely on the shoulders of the religious community and there he is coming up short to another political battle over the u.s. president's plan to close guantanamo bay prison. obama said it undermines national security and is cloering the country's standing in the world but not everyone is convinced. >> reporter: it was one of his first promises in office. now obama is hoping in his last year he can actually accomplish it. close the controversial detention center at guatemalan. >> are we going to let this linger on for more years? >> reporter: dozens have been
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held in limbo there many so desperate to be on a hunger strike only to be forced down and fed through a tube. a new plan to congress is a big vague listing 13 unnamed sites in the u.s. where the detainees could be held. his argument is it would be cheaper and close a chapter in u.s. history that has damaged our standing abroad >> it is counterproductive to our fight against terrorists because they use it as propaganda in their efforts to recruit. >> reporter: one analyst disagrees with the president >> the negative influence that guatemalan had are going to live on long after they have been shut down. so it's almost irrelevant in terms of the propaganda effect of it today is negligible. >> reporter: the president would have to get a plan through the congress controlled by the opposition. they are unlikely to go along
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>> it includes bringing dangerous terrorists out of there, he shall know the congress will has been expressed against that proposal. >> reporter: this is an election year and this is an issue that divides the parties. >> not only are we not going to close guantanamo, but if i'm president, if we capture a terrorist alive they're not getting a court hearing, letter going to go to guatemalan and we will find out everything they know. >> reporter: the white house indicated if congress doesn't act the president might move them on his own. he is hoping the detainees will be transferred to other countries by the time he leaves office. for those left, another try to change their location and color of the jump suits but not their detention british foreign secretary says the u.k. has seen evidence of coordination between syrian kurdish forces, the bashar al-assad government and russia.
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the syrian kurdish y.p.g. has gained ground in several areas at the expense of i.s.i.l. they have been supported by the u.s. in that fight. the y.p.g. has been fighting against other rebels, especially around aleppo. these are pictures from one such recent battle. they have gained territory near the turkish border angering ankara as well >> my friend is right that the syrian kurds are an important part of the equation and they have to be brought in to any enduring solution in syria, but turkey has a problem with links between p.k.k. and syrian kurdish groups. p.k.k. being a terrorist group designated as such in turkey and, indeed, in the u.k. there are over laying conflicts here and the turkish kurdish conflict is a major complicating factor. what we have seen over the last weeks is very disturbing evidence of coordination between syrian kurdish forces, the syrian regime and the russian
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air force which are making us distinctly uneasy about the kurds role in all of this more than a quarter of a million people have been killed since the war began in syria nearly five years ago. some of the worst fighting going on, we have a report about the volunteers who are saving lives there. bernard smith has the story. >> reporter: for many syrians this is the only emerge service they have-- emergency service they have. where is it, they shout. these are the white helmets, the volunteer rescue workers. like everybody else in aleppo they spend a lot of their time looking up to work out where the next one will fall. there is not much of the city still standing. >> translation: there were two families in this house.
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we pulled out four people. one woman died. the rocket passed through two buildings and exploded here. here look, the syrian kids' life continues. in spite of all the damage they're still here. >> reporter: in aleppo most of the injuries are the result of syrian or russian bombings. this man says an aircraft dropped some bombs while he was in an internet café. host his right leg was blown off. russia says the rockets are aimed only at what it calls terrorists. >> translation: there are only civilians here. no-one else. show me one fighter. show me the militants they talked about. show me. everyone is a civilian.
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>> reporter: is that russian? yes, it is russian. the white helmets says they're committed to helping everyone. they say they risk sniper fire to retrieve the bodies of soldiers. this time they're responding to another attack by the russian air force. before the war these volunteers were students, engineers, carpenters, but here normal lives are no longer possible. today what's normal is crawling through rubble hoping to find survivors of another bombing you can see that full film, syria, under russian's fist right here on al jazeera. two indian students accused of sedition have handed themselves over to police in the capital new dull ee, they're among the
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group of six students-- new delhi. police say they chanted anti india slogans during an event. in parliament the opposition is accusing the government of trying to silence dissent. >> reporter: there have been plenty of developments in the university students case with now three of them arrested on sedition charges. student leader has now been in jail for ten days and once again his bail hearing has been adjourned this time until the end of the month, february 29. this comes after police have changed their stance saying that they will oppose it if he gets bail, they say it's because they have new evidence and they want to interrogatory him further with his other fellow students. the other two have been holed up at their university campus saying that they feared for
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their lives, but in the early hours they gave themselves up to police who have been waiting outside saying that while they're still worried about their security, they're now placing their faith in the judicial system crews in fiji are struggling to reach isolated communities after the nation was hit by a record-breaking cyclone. the death toll stands at 42 and is expected to rise. some villages have hardly any buildings standing. al jazeera was the first crew to reach one island. >> reporter: the damage here is repeated in the villages dotted right along the coastline of this island. at least here you can still see the basic structure of some of the houses, even if the walls and the roofs are missing. in some cases everything has been flattened. there are bits of corrugated iron hanging off buildings liable to fall, wiring hanging
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everywhere. i will take you inside what used to be somebody's home. a living room of sorts, a kitchen. at least that is distinguishable. i'm not sure what was out the back, but you can see straight out to the trees because the roof has totally gone. that ship, that tanker was moored more than 5 kilometers down the coast in a main town of this island. the twinned swept off its moorings right here. quite incredible the force of wind that must have done that. yet on this island, and it seems to be the case across fiji, people did on the whole manage to shelter and that does explain why despite this level of destruction, despite the clear power of the wind, relatively few people died coming up on the program, elected twice only to be ousted in a coup, exiled president speaks to al jazeera. >> reporter: i'm in argentina where football and in the rest
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of region is under the spotlight like never before. ever before. ((úz@úxóxkxñ($9
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the top stories on al jazeera. donald trump has won the republican caucus vote in nevada cementing his status as the front runner for the party presidentials. marco rubio has come in second in nevada with ted cruz a close third. republican presidential hopefuls and congressional leaders in the u.s. opposing obama's plan to
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close guantanamo bay prison. he says it undermines national security and america's standing in the world. british foreign secretary says the u.k. has seen very disturbing evidence of coordination between syrian kurdish forces, the bashar al-assad government and russia during fighting in syria. iran preparing for a two crucial elections later this week. one is for a new parliament and the other for a body that will elect the next supreme leader. as andrew sim ons reports, conservatives could lose control of parliament for the first time in a decade. >> reporter: the old guard is rallying around. they formed an alliance of conservatives and hard liners. these clerics are being briefed to tell people it's their duty to turn out, vote and give support. >> translation: the enemy wants to infiltrate. they want to get in again
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through the back door. it wants to infiltrate our centers of power and the decision-making. >> reporter: posted outside the mosque an array of candidates in what would be the most hotly contested elections in a decade. they place an emphasis on mosques for their social networking, a rise in method rifts and formists is connecting with the tech savvy people. one look at the coffee shop culture shows that whatever the restrictions on websites, facebook is banned along with twitter but people manage effectively. one in four are estimated to be using the telephone app which has escaped blocks. one of these teachers said she wants an end to the restriction >> it really matters to me. i do care about it because as human beings we all have rights to travel around the world >> reporter: it would be wrong
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to say there is outright dissent here, but the people do want change. >> translation: one of the most important achievements of ruhani is acompleting his promise to get sanctions lifted. >> reporter: the popularity of moderate president seen here as a medal awards ceremony for his negotiations in the nuclear deal is rising. the conservatives and hard liners have control of key islamic snukss. the council threw out more than 6,000 mostly moderates and conformers. that's more than half wanting to stand in the elections. it barred 80% what want to run in the body of experts. that will choose the next supreme leader. for now, absolute power still
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lies with the supreme leader, even if the conservatives and hard liners do lose control of parliament politicians in libya's internationally recognised parliament have yet to vote on the proposed new unity government. there were angry exchangess in the tabruk chamber. they failed to agree on a vote to improve a unity government which would be back episode by the u.n. the ivory coast has been postponed to next monday as there weren't enough mps present. libya's national army says it has pushed army fighters including i.s.i.l. out of benghazi. the army is allied with the tobruk government. 10 people have been killed and 50 injured in the fighting former thai prime minister and his allies have consistently
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won majoritys in election. military coups have forced him into exile. he can't return because he fierce for his life-- fears for his life. >> reporter: good to see you again. are you well? >> reporter: for the best part of a decade he has stayed away from thailand but has remained deeply connected to its politics. after he made his money in telecommunications he was twice elected prime minister on the back of policies that benefited poorer thais, especially those in the countryside. since the most recent coup in his homeland two years ago. he has been unusually quiet, but in an interview with al jazeera he issued this warning to the generals who govern at present. >> i think the situation will not allow them to enjoy the power that much because of the way they run the country. they should - i think they should, like i said that they're
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careless about their own people will not be last long. >> reporter: the 2014 coup removed the government headed by president after large protests on the streets. the protesters had said his government was trying to white wash alleged financial crimes by her brother. the whole event was, in fact, well orchestrated. >> there were some military clash in the month. i think that they planned. >> reporter: planned well before the coup actually happened do you believe? >> yes. >> reporter: as soon as those protesters hit the streets? >> yes. >> reporter: there has been little visible opposition to the military since the coup and he still refuses to return to thailand. he has a two-year jail sentence hanging over him there appear after he was convicted in his absence over a land deal.
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advertisement i were there, who guarantee my safety? i've been assassinated attempt four times when i was prime minister >> reporter: you think if you went back now your life would be in danger? >> definitely. >> reporter: who wants to kill you? >> i cannot say anything. i cannot tell. i cannot tell. i don't know who. >> reporter: the government says an election will be held next year but he believes it won't be a fully democratic process. he says he hasn't held talks or negotiations with the generals who seem determined to keep his family out of thai politics you can watch that full interview with him on al jazeera this saturday, that's on talk to al jazeera at 0430 g.m. t on february 27. rescuers in nepal say they found a wreckage of a small plane that crashed in a mountainous area. all 23 people on board, including two foreigners have died. police say the plane appeared to
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have flown directly into a mountain. it took off from a resort town and it was headed north when it lost communication. a french court has delayed its decision on whether closing part of a refugee and migrant camp in calais is legal. several charities and refugees said it would voit late rights of those who are living there. an african university has been temporarily closed after black protesters were beaten by white spectators during a rugby match. black students and workers interrupted the game as part of a wider protest against the outsourcing of cleaning jobs. some white spectators then ran onto the field and attack episode several protesters. health officials in the u.s. are investigating 14 new zika infections which may have been
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sexually transmitted. all of those cases are men who visited areas were there is currently a zika outbreak. sexual transmission was considered rare as the virus is mostly spread by mosquitos. oil industry leaders are meeting in texas to discuss ways to deal with plumenting prices of the last week many countries proposed the freeze that would cap production at january levels. a more drastic way out for the industry was suggested. >> reporter: the last time the saudi oil minimum tree saw the houston sky line was after 2008. >> only then invites me in a crisis >> reporter: he is back with an outlook that could hardly be blaeker. most would like to see a cut in production. >> agreed for lack of a better
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word is good >> reporter: he offered reassurance to an industry in crisis. fossil fuels are good >> reporter: he dashed hopes that saudi arabia would halt production >> there is no sense in wasting our time seeking production cuts. they will not happen. what will happen is we will all as major producers finds it easy to freeze production, let demand rise, let some inefficient supplies decline and eventually the market will rise >> reporter: saudi arabia has already joined qatar, russia and venezuelan to higher level. >> i don't think a freeze would change dynamics that much. because of the four or five countries talking about the
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freeze, they do not expect an increase in their production >> reporter: that leaves the oil industry in crisis for the foreseeable future. the international energy agency says the market won't rebound until next year and oil now at $30 won't hit $80 until 2018 and already low prices are hitting the economies of oil-producing nations. it is said this they will take years to return. >> it will rebalance because of the resources. that will happen sometime next year, but we will not see a rebalancing in the market moving sustainable oil process over $100 a barrel. >> reporter: another down forecast of a long dry spell for oil moralis has lost his chance to run for a further term. the amendment that would have
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allowed him to run in 2020 was voted as no. protesters alleged that there were delays in releasing the fish results. the f.i.f.a. scanned dal has hit latin america the hardest with top executives arrested as part of the u.s. investigations. millions of dollars in corrupt payments are adelaide to have exchanged hands, yet football in the region continues to suffer from a lack of finances. >> reporter: this, the plush headquarters of the south american football federation. nine of the 11 executives on this plaque no longer serving, either in jail or wanted for questioning. >> translation: nothing that happens in football surprises me any more. not in our own football here or in the rest of the continent. it doesn't surprise me. it would supplies if me if we saw something positive happening >> reporter: this is the new
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president. he replaces who was one of many named by u.s. and swiss officials investigating corruption in world football. >> he was in jail and if you ask me, if there is a real change, we don't know yet. >> reporter: meanwhile the game continues because it must continue. football here in argentina, as in the rest of the region, is part of the fabric of society. the fans keep coming. despite the prices rising constantly and the authorities talking about dealing with violence and corruption, but doing very little about it. football legend maradona began his career here eventually pursuing his dreams in europe. many more followed and keep following him, often for
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millions. however the concrete financial benefits from those sales are rarely apparent in these often ram shackle grounds. so where is the money? >> translation: that's a good question. we need to do better accounting so we know where the money we get for those players goes. >> translation: poor management. what can i say. maybe just bad business. things are not run how they should be run >> reporter: many critics believe the problems facing world football, corruption, violence, lack of transparency must be tackled here before world football can get its house in order >> it's our money. if we don't investigate where that money goes, who will? >> reporter: the fans have spoken. the investigations continue. back in america at the heart of world football is under pressure to respond a mother guerilla and her
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