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the race for the white house. five states have been voting on their choice of party nominees. we will have all the results. you're watching al jazeera live from our headquarters in doha. coming up in the next half hour. greece has considered a state of emergency to cope with the influx of refugees. in sudan one of the most famous political figures has died. plus learning to disconnect. we will tell you about a program in south korea helping teenagers
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unplug from technology. we begin with the race for the white house and republicans and democrats have been voting in five states to choose their nominee for the presidential election. republicans have been voting for their preferred candidate in main, kansas, ten cubingy and looudz. ted cruz-- ten tucky and louisiana-- kentucky and louisiana. democrats has a primary in louisiana. bernie sanders has won the kansas in nebraska. hillary clinton clinched the louisiana primary. the latest now from al jazeera's correspondent who is live for us in washington dc. we've got trump and cruz now in the lead and both now urging the other republicans in the race to
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drop out. >> reporter: that's right. it's a very interesting saturday here in the u.s. in this election. these primaries and caulkes. ted cruz had a good saturday. he won two states and came in a very close second in two other states to double-stranded donald trump. they're saying ted cruz over performed and in some ways donald trump underperformed, at least looking at the polls going into this. we did hear from donald trump just within the last hour. he held a press conference and he point blank said that marco rubio should drop out. marco rubio was really competing against ted cruz to try to take the mantle of being the alternative to donald trump, but marco rubio and john kasich pretty much disappeared on saturday. they both had very, very disappointing performances. so it was very much a night
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where ted cruz really established himself with a very goodnight as the really second candidate here and it's really the republican side of the race is really starting to narrow down between a race between donald trump and ted cruz. now, we did hear from marco rubio's campaign spokesperson just within the last few minute and he brushed off donald trump's suggestion that rubio drop out. he says there are no plans to do that right. so that's the republican party. let's look at the democrats. we're seeing that bernie sanders has made some gains here. is it enough to threaten hillary clinton's lead after super tuesday? >> reporter: for bernie sanders he had a goodnight in the sense that he won two states. that will give him the big m, meaning momentum, because he needed it after a very disappointing super tuesday performance. hillary clinton remains in control and a clear front
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runner. bernie sanders even after tonight will have legals than hassle of the total of delegates that hillary clinton has. whilst she lost two states, she did win louisiana and picked up some delegates there. bernie sanders maybe gets a little bit of momentum from these two wins. it shows that thinks campaign will live to fight another day but hillary clinton still in control at least from a delegate standpoint thank you for that. a senior writer for politico and says donald trump may be an outsider but shouldn't be ruled out. >> i don't think this was expected. most of us didn't expect this, especially donald trump had the endorsement of maine's out spoken governor. the republic race is a little less certain than the
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democratic. donald trump looks like the front runner and there are a few more states and territories voting up until march 15. then a march 15 primary has the primary and ohio has the primary. that's where you will see a test between the two home state canned daylights. marco rubio is from florida and john kasich is from ohio. those are the first big winner takes all states. florida has 99 delegates and ohio 66. if those are denied to donald trump it makes it more difficult for him to have a very clear and definite path to the nomination of the republican party. trump has brought out an extra class of voters. a lot of people are excited about him. there are those in the republican establishment who say at least donald trump might give us the opportunity to clean up or sweep in the mid west with the rust belt, a place where a lot of manufacturing jobs have
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been lost because of his talk about free trade slovakia's ruling party looks set to win the parliamentary election but could lose its majority. results show the prime minister's party got almost 30% of the votes counted. opposition party made some gains which means the ruling party may have to form a coalition government. the greece-macedonia border where greek authorities are considering declaring a state of emergency, an estimated 13,000 people are trapped at the border after macedonian officials made it more difficult for them to enter the country. most refugees are hoping tro travel to germany. e.u. representatives will be meeting turkish officials next week to try to find a solution. despite the country's worsening economy, many greeks have been doing what they can to help the
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refugees. >> reporter: greeks come to the aid of refugees stranded in their country. images of families sleeping out in the open of chilly nights have made them forget their own problems. at squares like this where the refugees live they turn up in droves with bags of fruit, food and medicine. >> translation: we can be in their position and if we were, we would need a helping hand to hold us and walk with us. >> translation: we come to help all the time. they're human beings. >> reporter: greece has been struggling even before the influx of refugees. dealing with an 8 year old economic crisis there is little the state can do to help refugees. civilians and charities have been forced to step in. soup kitchens that once served unemployed and homeless greeks
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now cater for the refugees too. this one is run by volunteers from the allegiance of greece's unemployed. it is this woman's first day here. >> if they see and they get to know that this is something that we must do, help people who are hungry, in the cold, i think that more people will come. >> reporter: despite the generosity of the people of greece, few of the refugees want to stay in this country. this family arrived in athens one and a half months ago. >> translation: we have registered here, but it is not our intention to live here. we would loik to go to germany. my brother has been there for two and a half months and we would like to join him. >> reporter: 5,000 people are stranded in greece. their journey to wealthier central and north european
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countries has been blocked. that's because european nationals famed to agree with how to deal with one of the worst refugee crisis in decades. many greeks are worried about what will happen if people keep coming and the borders remain closed the leader of sudan's biggest opposition party has died. reports suggest that he suffered a heart attack. he was once an ally of the president about before his party split from the ruling party in 1999. >> reporter: at times he had been a thorn in the side of the sudanese government, but he was honoured as his death was discussed on state television. he was one of the most influential men in sudanese politics who helped bring the
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current leader to power. then saw his own political leanings land him in trouble. he was born in sudan and educated in europe. his political career began back in the 60s when he joined the muslim brotherhood which helped topped the then president. in the subsequent years his brand of political islam would see him fall in and out of favor. living in exile in libya in the 70s before becoming sudan's attorney-general and for a short time its deputy prime minister. in 1989 he helped orchestrate the coup that brought bashir to power then went on to shape political policy. 10 years on the relationship soured. he formed his own political movement. the popular congress party. his opposition led him to being jailed several times. he was the only sudanese
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politician to support the international arrest warrant for bashir who has been accused of war crimes. he also welcomed bin laden in p to souther sudan in the 1990s. he had a career expanding decades, including some of the nation's most turbulent still to come on al jazeera, a break from war, children in aleppo venture outside as a partial ceasefire in syria holds. we find out where the former president's legacy is in venezuelan three years after his death. his death.
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welcome back. i have a reminder of the top stories on al jazeera. people in five u.s. states have been voting for their choice of party nominees in the race for the white house. ted cruz won the caucuses in kansas and maine while donald trump took the louisiana primary and the kentucky caucus. bernie sanders won kansas and nebraska caucuses and hillary clinton picked up the louisiana primary. nearly 13,000 refugees are camping along the greek border with macedonia. athens is considering a state of emergency to deal with the influx of refugees. aid groups say the conditions at the border are dire and unbearable.
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prominent sudanese politician has died aged 84. he was leader of the opposition party. turkey's biggest shaper has reopened after being taken over by the government-- newspaper. the government took control of the paper in what journalists have described as a dark day for the turkish media. the publication often ran stories critical of the ruling party. >> reporter: police in istanbul used tear gas, water cannon and plastic bullets against people protesting for media freedom. they were taking a stand after police raided newspaper offices and replaceded tors with government officials. >> translation: this never
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happened before. the incidents going on in syria are not much better >> reporter: hundreds of protesters tried to block the entrance to the newspaper offices on friday night. we on the police pushed through the crowds. by early saturday morning they got into the building. they pushed out journalists covering the story and evicted the editors. >> unfortunately, it has been a habit for the last three or four years that anyone who is speaking against the government is facing either court cases or prison or such control by the government. >> reporter: the police were acting under a court order to replace the management of the newspaper. the daily turkish paper had circulation of at least 630,000 copies, more than any other
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newspaper. it is run by a u.s.-based cleric who was once close to the president erdogan. he has been accused of trying to overthrow the government and of leading what the turkish authorities describe as a terror organization. >> he is a very deep huge organization which is involved in terrorist activities also which he do many thing to make coup against the government and he has a lot of organizations which are well organized and work in the management of many conspiracys against the government and against society also. >> reporter: in the last few months businessmen close to him have been arrested and companies controlled by him have been taken over by pro-government
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management. the last education before his arrest said the constitution is suspended 10 i.s.i.l. have been killed. they have been trying to retake the area which has been under i.s.i.l. control for more than a year the syrian organization said 120 people were killed in the first week of the ceasefire. it doesn't include alnulls fighters. people were killed in areas not covered by the agreement. more than 200,000 people have been killed during the five-year civil war. the pause in hostilities is allowing children and families in syria to enjoy a calm that they haven't experienced in months. a report from our correspondent
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is south turkey. >> reporter: this has never been as busy as in recent days. it is an atmosphere that these children have missed for a while. fun, calm and hope. they do what children do best, but they seem aware of their reality when surrounds them. >> translation: the conditions are good, but sometimes the plane comes and hits. >> translation: i came to play with the swingment it's better now. there are no planes, no water and no electricity. >> reporter: entire families have been ventured out enjoying a breakaway from fighting and the sound of explosions. >> translation: we are having a good time. i hope it lasts like this always. we also hope to get clean water back. >> reporter: the sky above aleppo is quiet. there are no war planes or helicopters. the partial ceasefire has reduced the level of ceasefire not only in aleppo but in many parts of syria. the u.s., russia and u.n. say
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the truce is largely holding, but it remains fragile. activists say there have been over 180 violations, including air strikes, ar till re, mortars and fighting since the ceasefire started over a week ago. many are enjoying the good weather and relative piece. it is a rare opportunity that people would like to last. the pause in fighting has given them a chance to lead a normal life even though they know it may not last the taliban says it won't be taking part in talks with the government to stop fighting in the country until conditions are met. they say foreign troops should leave and they want all their prisoners to be released. talks were meant to start in
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islamabad this week. an attack happened in hon did you recognise r rushings as and can killed 11 people. venezuela is marking three years since the death of its former leader. leaders from bolivia, nicaragua and cuba are in karakas to come memorandum or rate-- commerate his an vee a figure who citying ignore nights kon trove see in a nation as venezuela faces a recession made worse by the sharp drop in oil prices. our correspondent reports from the island of toaz.
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>> reporter: this looks peaceful and even sleepy from afar. a lack of basic services means it is anything but that. in many ways toas is a microcosm of all the country's problems. for four days they have waited here demanding that tanker trucks make what supposed to be regular visits to their homes to deliver water. >> translation: they stopped water supply on friday, saturday, sunday, monday. there are some electrics now but it might not be enough for everyone. >> reporter: a retired teacher says the situation is nothing short of calam itous. basic life here is a matter of survival. >> reporter: the least of problems that they have is endless. they have no electricity, no running water.
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the plant has been vandal iced. a few kilometers away another group has had enough. blocking a road to protest what they view as a total decline in the quality of life. >> translation: before we had water, we had boats that worked. this so-called progress is only taking us backwards. >> reporter: analysts have warned that the collapse in public services like those here could increase the threat of social unrest. as the country's economic crisis continues to deepen, and yet people, including this man have learned to live with less. with only enough water for five days, he is down to a bucket to shower and just a cup to brush his teeth and wash his face. >> translation: in the end all we can do is to pray to god for a solution because all the state institutions are controlled by the executives.
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>> reporter: for the time being the government is struggle struggling brazilian president has visited her predecessor at his home. the visit comes a day after he was questioned by police as part of a corruption investigation involving the state run company petrobras. >> reporter: four bodies have been found off the coast of indonesia after a boat capsized. 71 people were rescued. it is not clear what caused the accident. bangladesh is defined by its rivers and there's about 700 of them. huge areas of water wayss have been wiped out by illegal land reclamation and the dumping of toxic waste. >> reporter: this man has been
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making a living by building boats since he was 16. it used to be a lucrative profession fetching him about $200 per vessel. these days demand for new boats have sunk to two or three to month, compared to 12 or 13 when he started. >> translation: you just can't use the rivers any more. before boats used to take rise, vegetables and other goods into the cities. now you can't do that so much. >> reporter: rivers have been drying up fast in bangladesh. the systems of dried up because of dredging. here a patch of the river is reclaimed by filling it with garbage >> reporter: water ways like these used to be the primary form of trance fortation for many people in rural and urban bangladesh. now aside from sigh some-profile
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sites, most of these routes are gone. >> reporter: this is the problem for much of the population who still sdpend on the water ways. he operates a river taxi service for passengers who have little access to roads. they claim that waiting for the boat can take longer than their ride to their designation. >> translation: it is very hard to get around these days. i've been waiting for hours. i could have managed to get a lot of things done by now, but what can i do. there aren't many rides any more. >> reporter: the government said it is trying to revive the water ways, but it is constrained by a lack of resources. >> translation: we have a big budget set aside for the rivers, but you can't dredge the rivers with cash. you need dredgers. we don't have them. seven dredgers were bought for the shipping ministry in 1972 and no government has purchased any since then. >> reporter: meanwhile, he takes on different types of jobs,
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doing what he can to get by. the lack of action in saving the rivers is letting down not just people like him, but also those who still rely on the services he provides south korea has the highest level of smart phone addiction in the world. government statistics say 29% of teens are heavily dependent on their devices. that's up from 11% just five years ago. ministers are planning to create treatment centers for young people who are hooked to technology. >> reporter: there are not many places in the world's most wide country where you can cut the invisible ties to the internet. this school is one of this. every knew weeks a new group of teenagers arrive and are stripped of their electronic items and are encouraged to play games an live in the real world
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>> translation: while they get here, they can experience the fact that they can live without their smart phones. we believe this will give them the ability to exercise self-control >> reporter: the sessions last up to four weeks and are split into boys and girl groups. they receive one-to-one counselling and encouraged to think about careers for their futures. this 16-year-old says he was spending 12 hours every day on his phone playing games, messaging, watching videos. even now after two weeks at the center there are times he craves it. >> translation: usually when i'm about to sleep, i feel like i want to use the phone. it's about time to use the phone. i want to do it. as we all live together here, i can manage without it. it is okay. >> reporter: the tensions do boil over. he had to be separated from one class mate. these are often young people with poor communication skills. the withdrawal felt in the first
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few days especially can lead to aggression. some want to escape and staff walk with them until they're tired and they bring them back. it's no question this is on shock therapy. there is no access to the internet at any time. the question is how long the effects can last once these kids get back to normal life. >> reporter: for the staff here, that depends largely on the parents. they some are dedicated toic maing changes. others they see the camp as child care, even promising their children a new smart phone at the end of it >> translation: our expectation is that they not use the internet or smart phones between. they live in an time when they need to. we expect them to learn moderation >> reporter: childhood in south korea is often marked by loneliness, intense school pressure, asht parents working
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brutal hours. this camp can teach new attitudes and skills, but the things that breed addiction will still be there when these young students go home all the latest news and analysis available on our website at aljazeera.com ♪ ♪ ♪ >> thanks for joining us on "america tonight." i'm joie chen. what we want for our most fragile elderly or others who need nursing home care is a safe and healthy environment but too often we've seen that ends up not being the case where care

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