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syria's opposition accuses government forces of multiple violations in the first 24 hours of a temporary ceasefire i'm jane dutton live from doha. also on the program, early results from iran's election show reformists making major gains. >> despite what you hear, we don't need to make america great again. america has never stopped being great hillary clinton gains momentum ahead of super tuesday
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winning the democratic primary in south carolina. plus >> reporter: i'm on the oscars carpet, or at least it will be because hollywood is getting ready for the biggest night of the year syria's opposition is saying the regime attacked rebel held areas across the area. activists say the russian military has carried out air strikes in aleppo province. our correspondent joins us live near the syrian border. what does this mean? what sort of impact is this having on the ceasefire? >> reporter: well, according to the opposition it is a huge violation to the terms of the ceasefire. the latest that is coming from
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inside syria mainly from aleppo's western countryside. we have reports from activists saying they believe russian jets bounded to areas in that province. it has killed at least one person. the russians are saying they actually targeted members of al-nusra which are linked to alequal and are, in fact-- al-qaeda, and are, excluded from the terms of this deal. also we have in latakia there is some advancement from the government to a village and it has killed 12 fighters from the rebel group in that area as well the ceasefire is supposed to lead to access for those providing aid. what sort of impact is this having on aid there?
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>> reporter: the deal which led to the truce forced everybody to accept and to allow aid, so the u.n. as well as the syrian red crescent managed to send aid into a few areas. now the u.n. were hoping that today on 28th they would send another convoy. now we're told it has been delayed for logistical reasons. they hope by tomorrow, monday, they will have another convoy to a number of areas that are similar who got aid previously. so they are not the most needy of aid, for example like the area of darayya. can that area has had no aid whatsoever. the u.n. has approval to reach at least 170,000 people in need of important aid.
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they are waiting on the government to give them that approval. this is a logistical might mayor, a lot of paperwork and you need to have arrangements on the ground for convoys to get to those areas thank you. thousands of syrian refugees are crammed into camps along the turkish border. they've been trying to escape fighting which intensified before the conditional ceasefire. our correspondent has gained access to one of those camps close to bab al salama. >> reporter: this is home to many who have been displaced as a result of russian air strikes. this piece of the land used to be empty. now thousands of tents are crammed together separated by winding footpaths and narrow streets. they're lined by boys and girls who have had their child hood robbed from them by war while others their age go to school elsewhere around the world, they
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are stuck here. this baby is two weeks hold. his father and mother fled their home in aleppo three weeks ago. >> translation: we left our homes because of the russian air strikes. they were nonstop and relentless. they didn't spare anybody. >> reporter: they slept in a car for a week before his mother went into labor. it was only after he was born that they were given a tent. >> reporter: although the flow of refugees has been ongoing for several years ago, what makes it different is that the internally displaced here say they have been forceably and intentionally removed by russian air strikes. after he lost his left leg 18 months ago, when the syrian air force bombed his home, he sought home elsewhere but the russians bombed them too >> translation: they're emptying our towns of the indaughter-in-law nous people >> reporter: there isn't a city in syria that hasn't been affected by this war and there isn't a child here that doesn't
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seem haunted by all the death and destruction iraq's military has come under attack by i.s.i.l. fighters across iraq. in west of baghdad a number of policemen were kidnapped after an attack they're. a nearby obviously apple was raid. in a-- village was raided. the iraqi military is in the i.s.i.l. controls-hairs. tell us what happened. >> reporter: there are two major attacks. i.s.i.l. succeeded in two attacks earlier this one. was was towards the south of the town and the second one abu ghraib. it is also concerned a town of
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baghdad. the first one is said that i.s.i.l. fighters are trying to reach areas close to fallujah. last week there were counter-attacks on iraqi forces and i.s.i.l. fighters, each trying to control on this area. according to the security forces saying that i.s.i.l. fighters reached to some areas, killed dozens of iraqi fighters and they were to go again to their bases in fallujah. the second one is the most important one, it was directed to the area 20 kilometers west of baghdad. it is considered the western outer skirts. i.s.i.l. fighters reached two area. they couldn't reach it more than a year and they are talking especially about a prison. according to the security forces
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severe fighters have been between the two parties. i.s.i.l. succeeded to control these areas. until now the fighting between both parties are still going on. iraqi commander, operation commander, said in a very brief statement that their forces succeeded and repel their attacks and they're going to make a counter-attack to retake the area. so far the situation is not settled. each party is trying to control on this area which is considered very important area because it is located so close to the capital of baghdad thank you for that. reports from yemen say that at least 30 people have been killed in air strikes as a market outside the capital. no-one has claimed responsibility, but houthi officials are blaming the saudi-led coalition. saudi spokesman denied accusations that civilians were among the dead.
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the houthi took control of the area in 2014. a spokesman says while they regret casualties, this was targeting brigades. >> we know this is the kind of tactics of militias when there is the pressure on them, they start launching and lying in the media and trying to minimise the targeting that they do. we regret any casualties among civilians if it happen. what we did yesterday, we target the brigade which is around the area early results from friday's election in iran show reformists making major gains.
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it is a significant change from previous elections which were dominated by conservatives. the election is seen as a test for the president after he secured a nuclear deal with world leaders last year. going to jonah hull. talk us through the preliminary parliamentary results. >> reporter: we're in the latter stages of the counting process. we can look to confirm results for the tehran district. the biggest voting district and some extraordinary results emerging here of the 30 parliamentary seats available in the tehran district all 30 have been won by reformists and moderate candidates aligned to the president. a huge endorsement for him and his policies. a big embarrassment for the conservatives who have lost some very key figures in this capital
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and center of power. of course, there isn't an overall national picture to point at just yesterday to see how well they've done overall, but in the last parliament pure reformists with just 5%. big advantages this time. if they combine their forces with so-called pragmatists could be described as moderate. it does seem as if they've heading towards majority, it is still conservative support around the country, but they have appeared to have lost atheir majority which is significant. there are a number of independents who might cast their votes either way from now on, but nevertheless a massively significance for the president and his moderates and a huge expression, rather, by the
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people of this country of their hope and desire for change how significant the fact that the moderates are also doing well when it is coming to the assembly of experts? >> reporter: that was the concurrent election taking place along with the parliamentary election. it is hugely significant as well. the balance of power overall on that baed is not likely to change although the moderate export-- body is not likely to change although the moderate party has been boosted by the president and certainly election of the election of the previous president. it is looking that the chairman may has lost his speech. it is more symbolic than practical. it is an advise rebody to the supreme leader, but it gets to choose the next supreme leader, with the current supreme leader
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said to be in ill health. this eight-year term may see it choosing the next supreme leader. so enhanced support on that body could well prove important in years to come thank you. more still ahead on al jazeera, including voters in ireland pass judgment on how their politicians are handling the economic recovery. plus the best food forward as the economy tanks from low oil prices. prices.
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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.
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welcome back. you're watching al jazeera. syria's opposition is accusing a ceasefire being not adhered to. the military has come under attack by i.s.i.l. fighters west of baghdad. a number of policemen were kidnapped in a separate attack 18 policemen were killed during an i.s.i.l. assault on a military barracks near fallujah. all parliamentary seats in tehran bona fide tan taken by reformists. this as seen as a test for the preside president president hillary clinton has won the democratic primary in south
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carolina. next up is the tuesday primaries. >> reporter: victory by a wide margin. south carolina for hillary clinton. >> tomorrow this campaign goes national. >> reporter: she has now set her sights on demonstrating she is the presumptive democratic presidential nominee >> america has never stopped being great. >> reporter: her main rival bernie sanders is not giving up. campaigning in other states he pledged to show he still is a viable candidate. >> what this campaign is about is not just electing a president. it is about transforming america, it is about thinking big and the kind of country we
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want to become. >> reporter: also struggling to prove they're still viable on the republican side are establishment cabbed dates like ted cruz. cruz goes into super tuesday leading in his home state of texas. a surprise loss there could end his 2016 presidential ambitions. marco rubio faces a similar challenge. the pressure the campaigns face evident in the verbal sparring between the candidates. >> there is a growing consensus in this party that we cannot nominate the con head to become the head of the conservative movement. >> reporter: his attacks are an effort to destabilize donald trump. who was also belittling his opponents. >> i will address little rubio. this guy has a fresh mouth, he
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is a very nasty guy and i actually thought that ted cruz was a liar, but rubio is worse. he is worse. >> reporter: the test for all the candidates comes on tuesday. for hillary clinton she is counting on the support of african-american as well as latino voters. it could offer her the clearest path yet to securing the democratic presidential nomination ireland's m m has conceded the coalition will not return to power. it suggests that he may have to try to form a new coalition with his party's biggest rival. >> reporter: as the task of counting began, the coalition government faced the prospects of a bruising final result. early polls showed a drop in support despite huge improvements in the country's
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economy. the party and its labor party ally may seek have to seek suppf other parties for a coalition. a support for rival parties grew. red wing party has campaigned with a strong anti austerity voice. it topped the poll in dublin. anger at public spending cuts, rising social inequality and mistrust of established politicians have all played a role in the loss of support for ireland's ruling coalition. >> the government may be a bit complacent. they told they would be rewarded for an economy that hasn't reached most households. >> reporter: the irish election follows a similar pattern to our european countries, spain, portugal and greece that have
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also been through periods of austerity. ireland's story is very different. austerity is officially meant to be over and the country now has the fastest growing economy in the european union. as the votes are counted, the results come in, it continues to look more and more like people have gone out to deliberately punish the outgoing government in the polls. the current coalition wants to hold on to power it will have to build new alliances. parties were forged in the fire and blood of the irish civil blood nearly one hundred years ago. given the growth of the political left in ireland, it may be time for the country's main opposing parties to do the unthinkable and join forces. >> the very strong likelihood is that the two civil parties are likely to form the next
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government. to stay on the balance of probability the figures were indicate that. i think that's probably a healthy development. because very little device their two parties. their policies are very similar. >> reporter: soon the difficult work of coalition building begins and with it the creation of a new leadership. for now ireland's political future hangs in the balance 26 minors trapped after a mine collapsed in northern russian are now presumed dead, six other people were killed when an explosion happened during a rescue attempt. it happened at the mine in the northern komi region. falling oil prices are causing the worst economic crisis for decades in nigeria which is why leaders are encouraging people to buy local goods. not everyone is convinced. >> reporter: you can make them into leather slippers. this man supports the government
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campaign. he will make several shoes out of this nigerian lertdz. he will only be able to paracel them for bdz 30 each f it was imported, he could paracel the shoes for hundreds. because some nigerian have a bias against home-made goods, he has to paracel cheaply. >> people don't like buying the goods. it's nothing but they feel those made in nigeria are not superior, which i feel they have a wrong notion towards it. >> reporter: such attitudes towards local goes may affect the government's campaign. it has already placed a ban on the importation of more than 40 items and restrictions on access to foreign currency. some analysts say neither have worked to improve the economy in the face of falling oil revenue. the senator is leading the campaign. the
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>> the leaders of nigeria are the greatest consumers of foreign goods in this country. all they care about is gucci bag, rolex watch, trip to dubai, houses abroad. they should eat nigerian, do whatever you can to sustain your economy otherwise we're going to collapse. >> reporter: critics of the government's campaign saying getting people to people to buy goods in nigeria won't solve the economic crisis. they argue that with nearly 70% of people living below the poverty line, most people don't have the money for consumer goods anyway and that the real solution is diverse fighting the economy over away from their over dependence of oil. there are other issues. >> electricity is not available. many generate their own electricity. roads are not there to convey
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the goods so the costs of moving from industries to the markets is expensive. the government says it is working to reduce its oil dependency and improve things for those who remain optimistic buying home goods may improve the economy hollywood is gearing up for the biggest night of the year. issues within the film industry threaten to dull the excitement. >> reporter: preparations are pretty intense at the oscars. everything has to be perfect. the world is watching remember as the academy awards. who will win this year? there are your top film nominees. most of them we've seen before throughout award season. there are no surprises here. the revenant is expected to do
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well. it is up for 12 awards. it took three top ones at the baftas. it's up against the bridge of spies. not seen as a front runner, but this is hollywood. anything can happen here. there's the best actor nominees. dicaprio is there despite rarely speaking in the film. the feeling is this is his year. michael keating is also a name. his film is a quiet contender, a look at journalists that exposed paedophilia in the catholic church. this one is likely to take the same accolat. much of the talk this year is about who will not be taking home with one of these with this
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whole debate about a lack of diversity in the wider film industry. that is something that will continue to be sduchd for longer. right now it is still over shadowing what is the biggest and should be hollywood's happiest night. >> it has shown up this, how trivial it is. i don't think that's going to keep people from being in a happy mood. i think that the academy itself is trying to ground that discussion in the ceremony as much as possible by having a lot of black presenters, by having chris rock there to speak to the issue and he will be merciless and i hope he is. >> reporter: creed is another film that ties into that very debate. the film about a black boxer has been criticized for giving the nomination to the white man. it is 39 years since he was nominated for an oscar for playing the same character. until that red carpet has been
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cleaned a hundred times and worn thing, nobody really knows which way it can all go, but that is part of the excitement. you never know how the story will end shipping containers rarely grab anyone's attention, but in india the drab metal boxes have been transformed into eye-catching street art. >> reporter: playing on the idea that art takes people to places where they've never been before, a container terminal is turned into a gallery. 100 metal boxes are given a colorful make over to lure the curious and transport them to another world. >> translation: >> this is a bit of mexico. i want to represent my culture, my roots. >> reporter: organisers collaborated with the largest shipping company aiming to bring art to everyone. these will travel the country
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not only carrying goods but showcasing the artist's ideas. street art is become a part of people's lives. >> reporter: the once drab walls of this government housing colony are turned into a canvass. all artists are given a freehand. this man painted a portrait of his mother which he says is grabbing attention. >> a new kind of dialogue is being created. a person who never probably making a drawing he is looking at this. >> reporter: for the residents of this colony the artwork serves more of a practical purpose >> very beautiful >> translation: this looked empty. this is a good painting. no-one will now dare to throw rush and make the wall dirty. it wovp been better if it was made bigger. >> reporter: india has a long history of art, but ar particular advertise opinions have been reserved for the privileged. indians here say this concept of street art is making it
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