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thank you very much everybody. you very much thank you. [ cheering ] >> thank you very much donald trump said to be the republican's presidential candidate. he celebrates a big win in las vegas you're watching al jazeera, live from the headquarters in doha. also coming up, british foreign secretary hammond says kurdish forces are acting in coordination we meet volunteer rescue workers pulling people out of
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the rubble iranians head to the polls - the first ballot since the nuclear deal and lifting of sanctions hello, u.s. republican hopeful donald trump says he's growing more confident of winning his party's nomination, after an easy victory in the nevada caucus. some see the win as a seal of approval from the party's base. following wins in new hampshire and south carolina primaries. victoria gatenby reports. >> oh, boy. >> reporter: even donald trump seemed surprised by the scale of his victory. we love nevada. according to exit polls trump won almost half the latino vote. despite comments in which he called them criminals and rapists. >> we won the evangelicals. we won with young, we won with
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old. we won with highly educated. we won with poorly educated - i love the poorly educated. do you know what i'm happy about, i've been saying it for a long time. 46% with the hispanics. 46%. number one with hispanics. [ cheering and applause ]. >> reporter: early indications are there florida senator marco rubio came second. it is not clear if he'll become the anti-trump candidate the person the party establishment will back. >> i would suspect the momentum of the last week carried senator marco rubio forward. coming in a surprising second in south carolina. senator crews coming in in a state in which he thought he could win, senator cruz put his strategy on the oldiers, and he is coming up short. ted cruz says he's the only candidate that has what it takes
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to beat trump. >> the undeniable reality that the first four states showed, that the only campaign that has beaten donald trump, and the only campaign that can beat donald trump is this campaign. >> reporter: there's no doubt trump is on a winning streak. >> we love you. >> reporter: first new hampshire, south carolina and nevada. the next stop is super-tuesday, and increasingly people in america are asking whether donald trump is unstoppable bill schneider is a visiting professor from the university of california and los angeles. he says that trump are are has every reason to be confident in future polls. >> one word, anger. you have angry voters, primarily in the republican party. but they are exasperated bit the fact that politics in washington and the establishment in this country can't get anything done.
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they are in gridlock. donald trump comes across as someone who can make things happen, he'll knock heads, make deals. he can make things happen, that is what people want in a leader. super-tuesday could be a trump blow out. he could win most of the states, maybe not texas. if he beads cruz, there are a lot of southern states - i don't see a single state that rubio looks strong in, he's trying to win the minnesota caucuses, $may be delegates he can win, trump looks strong everywhere british foreign secretary philip hammonds sees evidence that kurdish forces are acting with the bashar al-assad government and russian agent. kurdish y.p.g. gained ground at the expense of i.s.i.l. they were supported in the push against i.s.i.l., but it has been taking on syrian opposition
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groups, especially around aleppo. these are pictures from one battle. y.p.g. gaining territories near the turkish border, angering ankara. >> my honourable friend is right the syrian kurds are an important part of the equation, they have to be brought into an enduring solution in syria, but turkey has a problem with links between p.k.k. and syrian kurdish groups. p.k.k. being terrorist groups in turkey and the u.k. there are overlaying conflicts here and the turkish conflict is a major factor. we have seen disturbing evidence of coordination between syria and the russian air force making us uneasy about the kurds role in all of this. >> former leader of the democratic kurdish party sis
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there's no such evidence. >> no coordination between kurdish forces and the regime. the only coordination is the forces and international coalition starting from the battle battle of kobani, where the position of fighters in kobani, in the city, leading to the lidderation of the city. maybe they are depending on the turkish accusers of kurdish forces that they are coordinating or to the statements of those in the regimes. but all these are not. >> matthew henman is the head of the insurgency center in london.
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he says the y.p.g. is taking advantage of western powers inability to coordinate a united front on the ground in syria. >> all these are coordinating with actors like the y.p.g. actors on the ground are having to pick and choose who they coordinate with in terms of who they best support the goals on the ground. they were aware that coordinating with the western powers against the islamic state is a sure fire way to ensure western support, air-power, et cetera. in the operations in the north-east to secure kurdish-dominated territory along the border and with the north-east. they are aware that russia and the syrian government's efforts to undermine turkish backed militants on the boarder kind of in the more north and north-west of the country and areas around the north of aleppo links up with the y.p.g.'s desire to
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strengthen the corridor and expand east from avrein to y.p.g. controlled territory in the north-east. it's extremely difficult to navigate the politics as philip hammond's comments indicate russian president vladimir putin spoke on the phone with syrian president bashar al-assad, talking about implementing a ceasefire beginning on saturday. bashar al-assad confirmed damascus is ready to assist with that. we'll find out more about that conversation, and speak to rory challands with more on that. >> here is a quote for you, i'll read it. it's from the spokesman for the kremlin, saying moscow and damascus have quite a lot of similar points of view on the prospects of approaching a political settlement of the syrian crisis. the points of view are not
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identical. he's right. remember, recently russia essentially had to tell bashar al-assad it shut up when bashar al-assad said he'd carry on fighting and retake the whole of syria. basically that they should take the russian leadership on this and it should be the benefit of brokering a russian deal. now it seems that the bashar al-assad government has been cowed in a sense, and bashar al-assad in the phone call girls that they are ready to assist in the establishment of the ceasefire. vladimir putin and bashar al-assad claim they'll carry on the fight against terrorist groups like i.s.i.l. and nusra. it's a game of both of them. they maintained that that is the case. >> along with that conversation
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that vladimir putin had, it seems that he's spoken with the saudi king on the syrian ceasefire. what do we know about that? >> yes, well that is true. there has been - i think a number of international phone calls over the last few hours or so. and the kremlin saying there are more, and we don't know much about what was discussed with the saudi king, other than talking about syria, and the syrian king has said that he is on board with the u.s.-russian plan for a ceasefire. >> thank you for the update from moscow. >> the syrian observatory for human rights says quarter of a million have been killed. with worst fighting in and around aleppo. there's reports about the volunteers who are saving lives
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there. bernard smith has the story. >> reporter: for many syrians, this is the only emergency services they have. where is it. these are the white helmets, the volunteer rescue workers, like everyone else, they spend a lot of their time to work out where they'll fall. there isn't much of the city still standing. >> translation: there were two families in the house. we pulled out four people. one woman died. the rocket passed throughed two buildings and exploded here. and here, look, the syrian kids - life continues. in spite of all the damage, they are still here. >> in aleppo most of the injuries are a result of syrian or russian bombings.
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this man says an aircraft dropped bombs while he worked in an internet cafe. the russian government denied accusations that it is targetting civilians. it says rockets are aimed only at what it calls terrorists. >> there are civilians here. no one else. show me one fighter, show me the militants they talk about. show me. everyone here is a civilian. in russian they ask yes, it's russian, the white helmets say they are impartial, they'll help everyone. they risked sniper fire to redreef the bodies of -- retrieve the bodies of government soldiers. this time they are responding to an attack by the russians. before the war the volunteers were students, engineers,
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carpenters. here normal lives are no longer possible. today, what is normal is crawling through rubble. hoping to find survivors of another bombing well, you can see that full film on people in power on 2230 here on al jazeera. still to come on the programme - full to capacity, jordan saying it cannot take in any more refugees fleeing the war in syria. and a report on european companies accused of selling surveillance equipment to egypt. that could be used to clampdown on decent.
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hello again, the top stories on al jazeera. donald trump wins the republican caucus vote in nevada, stamping his status as the republican party's presidential nomination. early indication assist that marco rubio was second with cruz a close third. >> phillip hammond brectry says he's seen evidence that syrian kurds are colluding with bashar al-assad elections held on the same day for two key institutions as fighting in syria intensifies near the jordanian border, the small kingdom warned its reach its limits in taking in refugees, jane arraf has this report from the jordan-syrian
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border. >> reporter: there are traffic jams here all the time now. this population doubled in the past five years. 100,000 syrian refugees outnumbered 90,000 jordanians. university students celebrated the graduation. it will be difficult for them to find jobs. the municipality is struggling with jordanians feeling neglected within a city within a system. >> assistance should be directed to landowners, and the rest to syrians. in the past it was directed to syrians, but not jordanians. >> reporter: there are religious and cultural lengths and tribal ties between jordanians and syrians. many in the north of jordan feel they are paying the price for hospitality. when the syrian refugees came, jordanians are welcoming them into their homes.
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now there's more syrians than jordanians, there's a different feeling. poem don't see an end to the conflict and some worry the temporary guests are becoming permanent residents. jordanians are competing with syrians. under the law they are not allowed to work. if they find another source of income, it doesn't matter how much it is this person runs a cell phone shop by himself. he says some businesses employ syrians for less than $3 a day. jordanians say they can no longer afford to rent apartments. >> we have become slaves of the landlords. you can't say a word when they raise the rent or ask you to leave. i have $100 others that can pay. some say the syrians are changing the nature of the tribal society. >> jordanian society is
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conservative by nature. with the syrians coming everything is permissible. >> foreign donors pumped billions into the economy to care for the syrians, it's not enough. jordanians say they are suffering. vienna is hosting talks over the refugee crisis after hundreds of thousands crossed through europe this year. in the meantime in france, authorities are deliberating over evicting refugees in the calais camp. as nadim baba reports. belgium is tightening on the border to avoid a mass influx of people. >> belgium police are searching the back of a truck which comes from france. 60km down the road is the town of calais. and the fear is that if the junkle camp is partially -- jungle camp is partially
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evacuated. refugees and migrants will try to make their way northwards to the port where ferries leave for great britain. the belgium police have been stepping up their presence in anticipation much an evacuation in calais. that has been put on hold for the moment. on monday, the belgians arrested dozens of migrants, believing they were heading northwards to a place in belgium, where they could get to great britain. the government made it clear that they want to avoid a jungle camp being set up on belgium territory at all costs. they are saying that hundreds of police are deployed at places like this, if and when there is a decision to evacuate part of a camp, they are ready to an influx. >> al jazeera has been shown documents showing that the german telekom geent see men's sold equipment to a secret branch of equipment.
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cairo paid millions designed to protect the president. the legislation led to calls about governments coming clean about corporate dealings with egypt. >> reporter: these documents cast a light on the length of the cc government and the mubarak one before went to to protect themselves. they demonstrate the resistance of the secret arm of states. it showed the finish german multinational nokia siemens sold equipment to the trd enabling them to conduct mass surveillance, a monitoring center, equipment to listen to landlines and mobile knowns to the public at large. >> it was a big purchase in egypt for technology, and the only one looking for the next technology service, more hi teg, up to date technology. of course, from the perspective
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of western companies trying to sell products, it is the obvious customer. >> reporter: the sales date back to before 2011 when mubarak was costed as president. suggesting they were not only -- oufrted as president. suggesting they were not only facilitated since the arab spring. this audio clip lifted from a mobile phone call from between president mohamed mursi and his close friend, in which they discussed what to do after hundreds of protesters were killed by egypt's security services. the clip was played on egyptian television. his brother is convinced it's technology. helping to portray them and others. they tried to log into the
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phones. now it becomes someone like activists working in the fields of human rights, or any civil society actions. they have to take security precautions, they know the security services need to have surveillance. >> the revelation comes after an italian surveillance company was hacked and thousands of documents put in the public domain. it had been selling malware to allow security teams to control electronic devices. no companies can export the technologies to egypt. a group will call on germany and italy to explain why they think the sales to egypt were viable.
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>> companies themselves are responsible for the united nations, and the business of human rights. in this instance, it's very clear to me that those guidelines are breached and these exports are wrong. >> it was pointed out that the sales are legal and western governments sell war planes and missiles. it claimed the surveillance equipment could help the fight against terrorism. semen said it sold a subsidiary in 2013 and couldn't comment authorities in fiji struggle to reach isolated communities after the pacific island nation was hit by a cyclone, the death toll stands at 42 and is expected to rise. some buildings have hardly any buildings left standing. here is dorm as.
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>> it's not much. but it is a start. soldiers arrived and starting to declare debris, there's an enormous job ahead. in the rilages every house have been destroyed. many are not waiting for the soldiers and began repairs. in a place where no one is in short. there's a common plea. >> i need help from government to rebuild my house, start my life again, with my family. >> reporter: the island was one of fiji's prettiest. in 2014 al jazeera filmed here along the old colonial main street. then this - filmed from one. strongest buildings in town, it gives some idea of the wind and the pounding waves. it looks different now. every building has holes, some
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without roovts. the building has collapsed and churches badly damaged. it's the smaller villages that look the worse. shattered after a storm that hit at lunchtime on saturday and didn't pass until 7 in the evening. >> six solid hours. it is like an exercise book, and you throw it into the wind. this threw around in this village. >> in the remnants of another village, more stories of terror. >> 40 people were sheltering in the community hall. when the roof was ripped off they ran to the only other building still standing - the church. look what happened to it. all but one ran out before the collapse. the 72-year-old lady that couldn't was buried on sunday - 50 meters from where she died.
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three were killed on ova law. for the living, establishing the basis was a priority. many without moments, sleeping in schools. schools won't be schools for weeks or months. children's worlds have been turned upside down. hundreds of students were evacuated out to fiji's main island on thursday. no one has any idea of when they or normal life will return oil industry world are meeting in texas to discuss ways to deal with the plummeting crisis. saudi arabia, qatar and venezuela proposed a freeze that would cap for example. the saudi oil minister dashed expectations that this country would offer a drastic way out for the industry. john hendren has the story. >> reporter: the last time the saudi oil minister sought the eastern skyline was after the
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global economic crash of 2008. >> only invite me in a crisis. >> reporter: now he's back with an outlook that could hardly be bleaker. many would like to see a cut in production, with a line borrowed from wall street. >> greed, for lack of a better word is good. >> reporter: he offered reassurance to an industry in crisis. >> ladies an gentlemen, fossil fuels are good. >> reporter: he dashed hopes that saudi arabia would slash production. >> there's no sense in wasting our time seeking reduction cuts. they will not happen. what will happen is we will all, as major producers, find it easy to freeze production, let demonstrate rise, let some inefficient supplies decline, and eventually the market will double. >> reporter: saudi arabia joined qatar, russia and venezuela to freeze prices at r.e.m. tifl
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high -- relatively high january levels. a freeze is unlikely to turn the market around. >> a freeze would not change the market dynamics that much. of 4-5 countries, they do not expect an increase in production. >> that leaves the oil industry in crisis. the market will not rebound until next year, and at $30 a barrel will not hit prices until 2018. >> norway's oil ministers say it will be years before they return. >> they'll rebalance because of the resources, and that will happen, i guess, some time next year. over $100 a barrel.
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