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>> this is al jazeera. >> hello welcome to the news hour i'm jane dutton in doha. top stories on al jazeera. the united states charges two men for trying to overthrow the president of gambia on december the 30th. bangladesh's prime minister, violence erupts in the capital dhakap. dhaka.
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anti-government rallies in germany. >> opening day win details later in the program. >> the u.s. justice department has charged two u.s. citizens with conspiring to carry out a coup against gambia's president. let me remind you what happened on december the 30th. a group of soldiers attacked the presidential palace in the capital and four people were killed. president yah yah jameamay returned to the capital and announced the attack was based on disdenlts from thedissidentsin the u.s.
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rob reynolds, tell us about this. >> two dissidents came back from gambia and were arrested by u.s. authorities. their names are papa foul and cherno njae. a texas businessman. he according to alleged co-conspirators was to have assumed the presidency of gambia if the plot had succeeded. he also financed the operation and purchased weapons to be sent to gambia. the plotters were trying to overthrow, as you mentioned yaya jamae who has ruled gambia with something of an iron fist for 20 years as part of his policies of suppressing dissent and controlling the media has created something of a worldwide
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exodus of gambian ex patriots. he blamed the coup attempt on what he claim are terrorists in u.s. preventing citizens or residents in expiring against violent overthrow of a foreign government and that is what the u.s.two have been charged with in courts in the united states. u.s. attorney general eric holder issued a statement saying the united states strongly condemns such conspiracies. about a dozen people troostled gambia to overthrow government with the expectation that they would spark a popular uprising against president jama. >> rob it appeared very quickly that they appeared in court. what does it suggest the
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relationship between gambia and the u.s? >> the relationship last been pretty rocky because president jama has often railed against the u.s. and accused those from the u.s. and u.k. much harboring people from the regime who he designates as terrorists. he cut off all afrikam relationships, it has been rocky, and the u.s. has made it clear it doesn't countenance these types of activities, to overthroe throw a foreign government has been against the law in the united states for a very long time. so while one might look at the historical record and question whether the united states has entirely adhered to the policy
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of not supporting or authorizing coups in other nations the united states is taking a facial hard line on the conspirators. >> thanks a lot rob stay in the u.s. the u.s. has announced that david buckley is going to resign at the end of the month regarding the handing of records of the claiz's cia's detention and interrogationing principles. unrelates related to anything he investigated. security personnel have been killed on the king do kingdom's border with iraq. suicide bomb and a gun attack in the desert area. saudi arabia did boost its security on the border in july adding thousands of troops.
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on saturday the country's foreign ministry said it would reopen its embassy in baghdad which closed nearly 25 years ago. former iraqi ambassador to the united nations and is now the director for the center for study of the middle east at indiana university. joins me live from bloomington in indiana. welcome sir. what do you think is behind the attack and what's the message? >> well we know that i.s.i.l. has threatened the kingdom of being saudi arabia, we know the head of i.s.i.l. al baghdadi has called for attacks on saudi arabia. the first place to look is i.s.i.l. the suicide bomber who exploded himself rather than being taken alive also bears the haul hallmarks of i.s.i.l. that looks like it's a fairly
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good guess. i assume the world's intelligence services are looking that over to make that determination but that's a pretty good place to start i think. >> it happens on the day the embassy has reopened for the first time in 25 years ago. do you think that's significant? >> that may be fortuitous. the lelingses have been improving and since the new regime has been announced in iraq this was something that was worked on quite openly between the two parties again it comes right after a threat made by al baghdadi against saudi arabia and saudi arabia has been participating in the coalition against i.s.i.l. so i think all of these factors coalesce to make the timing of the attack when it unfortunately occurred. >> and this can only be a good thing the opening of the embassy
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considering how bad things were between saudi arabia and iraq. >> well, of course they were closed at the time that iraq invaded kuwait in 1990. and i must say that in 2003, or 2004 rather, i spoke with senior saudi diplomats and sought -- and made the case that they were leaving a vacuum in relations in not engendering better relations with iraq. i think that the last eight or nine years have proven that point. we had a prime minister in the person of 94 nouri al maliki, and now prime minister al jaffra made it a point to make good relation he, saudi arabia primarily amongst then them. >> and strategic cooperation
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which i'm sure will start to happen will put i.s.i.l. in the process, i should imagine. >> absolutely. i.s.i.l. is a threat to all of us in the region. i think that be saudi arabia has for too long thought that it could sort of isolate itself from whatever threats were occurring in iraq and that just is not the case. as we all know i.s.i.l. does not respect international boundaries. it sees itself as opposition for all the governments in the region and the kind of strategic cooperation that you talked about is essential for all of us. >> thank you for sharing your knowledge of the area. and the events there, thank you. head of the world's largest islamic organization, has visited the al-aqsa compound. the scene of violent clashes with israeli security forces in recent weeks. the head of the islamic
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association of cooperation called on the leaders of saudi arabia jordan and palestine. >> i am here to prove that as a muslim i have the right to be here. i will pray here whenever i please and desire. the same goes to any arab and any palestinian any muslim, the right to pray here. this right that is stronger than any occupation force regardless of the obstacles and difficulties that are imposed on us. this is a right we have to insist on and the way do that is to implement it and it is by coming here to visit al-aqsa mosque and pray in it. >> ing four have better than killed and dozens injured inning inning bangladesh. are dominic kane's report.
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>> aneerie calm. in a tv address in the last few hours, hasina said she believes leader hasim azir is trying to create anarchy. for that reason they barricaded her inside the capital until early afternoon. eventually they let her leave. but a crowd of pro-government supporters had got to the gates. and armed with sticks, they tried to get inside the building. the bmp says its aim is to protect democracy. clearly stated the movement of voting rights of the people in
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the country will continue until this government falls. whatever your political affiliation and ideologies, all of you should come forward. >> away from the capital two people were shot in the capital. hits h chalid zir against others. hasina believes she has a mandate to govern. dominic kane, al jazeera. >> still to come in the newshour. a trial begins for one of the alleged bombers of the 2014 boston marathon. plus. >> i'm rory challenge at the technology park ton outskirts of moscow, at the forefront of russia's innovation ambitions. >> and in sport one of the most
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senior figures at barcelona is sacked by the club. details coming up with raul. a roma family in france who lost their baby girl laid her to rest after the town mayor denied them a burial plot. barnaby phillips reports. >> bleak day bleak service tiny coffin on its is on its way for burial. the events after this baby passed away are also a scandal. funeral took place in visu. the roma family had wanted to bury their child in the nearby town of channelplan the mayor
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of champlan was reported to state that his cemetery was too crowded and the priority should go to those who pay taxes and the baby's family do not because they are roma. actions racist. >> it is very clear they don't want any roma dead or alive. that's all there is to it. >> translator: the family is suffering just as much pain as any french family losing a baby. it is unjust, inhuman. >> maria la penne has joined the course of condemnation. >> it's a very sad story. where bureaucracy has caused people to lose their sense of compassion. i think that this is a mistake on the part of the mayor. it shows a lack of humanity. >> the mayor says his remarks
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were misinterpreted. he hadn't meant to prevent the burial and he's offered his condolences to the family. but whatever he said, whatever he meant this sad story has once again raised concerns about the roma in french society. the discrimination they suffer and whether they will ever truly be accepted. barnaby phillips, al jazeera. >> earlier i spoke to manon fiona, a human rights spokesman for the roma rights center. >> this is obviously a case of discrimination. france has been discriminating a lot for roma in the last decades and this baby that died in the settlement in the settlements of paris was -- should have been buried in the city where she was living but the mayor because of racist prejudices and discrimination he decided not bury her in the cemetery in the city which is really a shame
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it's really shameful for france. >> what do you think needs ohappen now to stop these sort of abuses from happening and what role do you think the roma can play to take away the fear that possibly french people have of them? >> i mean one of the maim issue is that roma face segregation and discrimination where they come from. a lot of roma come from eastern urine where there are segregating structures. this segregating structures but them in a very difficult -- put them in a difficult position, position them to migrate to other parts of europe, obviously they live in slums and the french authorities keep on evicting them on a really
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frequent basis which is also of course a big obstacle to immigration because when you lose -- integration because when you lose your home and you become homeless once, twice oyear that in no way you can integrate like this. >> thousands of germans are taking part in antiislam rallies in five cities. weekly protests over the past months have swelled to hundreds of thousands of people calling for the rejection of muslim asylum seekers. let's go to berlin we're looking at a liven picture you -- live picture five cities around germany, dresden thousands of people on the streets. let's go over to cologne nadine beash isnebaba is there.
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>> they are people who are against the pegida movement, against the protestors who are saying they are worried about the islamization of europe and who oppose greater immigration. the people behind me have been chanting things like nazis get out. they represent the opinion in germany and cologne. on the other side of the road from here there are a few hundred pegida supporters, they have been quoting sections from the holy koran they have been denouncing backward attitudes in the religion of islam and they have also been attacking the role of immigration here in germany. as you were saying there are demonstrations in five different cities on monday night. dresden expected to be the largest. two weeks ago it saw subpoena,000 people demonstrate. that really got people aware of this movement.
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chancellor glecialgchancellor angela merkel said they were driven by prejudice and even hatred. it is clear that at least geographically the pegid afternoon movement is spreading. >> i was going to ask you about the spread of it and how big it really is. obviously we have seen the growth of the frar right far right movement this germany. how much of a worry is this? >> i think what really needs to happen first before germans sort of get a grip on how large this will going is who is demonstrating. now some people clearly belong to far right groups, groups of antinazi movements. maintained they are not racist but they want to limit on for example the number of asylum
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seekers coming the germany which is expected to hit 200,000 for the year of 2014 alone. now, many people particularly the group behind me, would say that it's important that germany continues to honor its commitments in terms of taking in refugees and continues to be an open society. i think in terms of whether this is going to grow into something bigger will depend on whether the political parties try to address some of those concerns as they have done in other ucountries or whether they do just -- ucountries or eu countries or whether it's a marginal group that people shouldn't be misled by. people are fed up being told by politicians what to do and not to do,. >> again i'll leave you there nadim this is the counter
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demonstration to those racist demonstrations happening in other parts of the country. obviously we're going to keep an eye on the story and how it develops overnight. the euro has slipped to a nine year low over the dollar. after greece's relationship with the single currency. france's francois hollande. ,ing decisive moment for the country's euro zone membership. the price of oil has briefly dropped below $50 a barrel for first time in the past five years. that was less than half the $107 a barrel the price was in the last month. a landslide has struck a town in central bosnia. the landslide destroyed seven
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houses which are built on top of a former coal mine. poor families in bons bosnia are known to build houses in former situations that are known to be cheap. >> technopark on the outskirts ever moscow. in the second of two reports rory challenge visits skovo russia's answer to silicon valley. >> has international clients too. their innovations says the technical director is that air op's drones can almost fly themselves. >> our drones have much more smarter garrisons which gives the drone an opportunity to
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flight more stable, to understand how to struggle with a high winds or to fly between the mountains or trees. >> has numerous advantages, tax breaks acknowledge-sharing and access to potential clients. the whole point of skolkovo, is not about potential clients or scientific journals. it is the economy here taking russian innovation and selling it. construction is nowhere near finished and won't be until 2020 earliest. but the dream is for a sprawling silicon valley style ecosystem of startups and institutes. russia's entrepreneurial future. >> the benefit of russian government and the benefit of the society if you want. just because we're creating those innovative companies we're creating this system of --
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the ecosystem of these innovative companies. >> despite early corruption investigations skulkovo has actually turned out to be surprisingly clean and the roster of companies is growing all the time. but this is state-managed innovation russian-style. so far it's cost $4.5 billion in federal funding and some question whether there's the requisite demand in russia's economy to make skulkavo a success. >> translator: when people compare skullkavo with silicon valley, they forget the most important thing. silicon valley was started by dreamers from the bottom. where skullkavo is started from the top. the directions are differently. don't need innovation because they have government free money. >> it will are a few years before such warnings can be accurately judged.
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the russian government has made its high tech bet. it is up to the future to determine whether that was a smart bet. rory challenge, al jazeera moscow. >> prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for dzhokhar tsarnaev. tom ackerman reports. >> dzhokhar tsarnaev now 21 has pled not guilty to the charges. he and his older brother tamerlan are accused of setting off the two explosive devices. >> looked like an ied from afghanistan. one man here with his leg blown off at the thigh another with foot blown off. >> gun battle with the police,
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who had been alerted of a shooting of a university police officer also allegedly shot by dzhokhar. >> many unanswered questions. among them why did young men who grew up and studied here as parts of our communities and our country, resort to such violence? >> reporter: but prosecutors say dzhokhar, an ethnic chechen described his actions in the bombings aing rations in retribution. eric holder who personally opposes capital punishment, authorized the charge, tom ackerman, al jazeera.
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>> still to come in the program. new via restrictions are inflicted, plus the lights go up at the world's biggest it a sculpture. we'll have highlights. and why top tennis players neat a caffeine fix sometimes. sometimes.
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needa caffeine fix. >> hello again you're watching the al jazeera newshour. charged two u.s. citizens trying to overflow gambia's president. the coup to overthrows yahya jammeh was thwarted by forces last week. accused the opposition of trying to create anarchy. in dh dhaka. >> much larger counterdemonstrations are also taking place. regular weekly protests over recent months have swells from
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hundreds to thousands of people calling for the rejection of muslim asylum seekers. new visa restrictions have tried to come into effect for purpose and length of their stay. new rules will affect people fleeing the fighting in syria. clun toaccording to u.n. hcr more than 1.1 million are in lebanon. just over a million syrians have sought refuge in turkey. in jordan and 30,000 have fled to iraq, just over 100,000 syrians are living as refugees in egypt. jane ferguson reports now on those changes in lebanon. >> reporter: for 20 years abel hamza haven't needed a visa, folks like him haven't needed
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one. but now syrians will have to explain why they're entering the country and entry is not guaranteed. >> i've been working in lebanon since 1995. and now i'm stuck in lebanon. there is no way i can leave now back to syria. lebanon has been protecting us and now we don't feel safe. >> many syrians live in this working class neighborhood of beirut most are confused about the rules and came to ask us what is going on. but it is not yet clear what will happen to those already living inside lebanon who don't qualify for visas under the new rules. not all are registered as refugees. many came here years ago looking for work. some escaping from the recent war split their time between safety of lebanon and visiting relatives inside syria. now if they leave there is no guarantee of being let back in. >> translator: i have a daughter still living in aleppo.
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i risked my life to see them and now they have blocked us so i won't be able to see them. >> it won't be just working class syrians who will be affected. every syrian who hasn't been registered will have to explain what they're doing here. >> many own businesses inside lebanon they will need to tick a box on the paperwork declaring themselves tourists et cetera and prove it. >> application is a box to check the reason for visit. if they are not a visitor they will have to explain their reason for visit. this is to regulate the flow of immigrants. >> the border has historically been open. now syrians fear that freedom of movement is fading. jane ferguson, al jazeera
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barrett. beirut. >> the lebanese country director for the norwegian refugee council. what do you make of these latest maneuvers and how is it possible to provide documentation for many of these refugees who are fleeing for their lives? >> the introduction of these visa is a codification of a decision by the government of lebanon taken last year to limit the number of refugees coming into lebron non. solebanon. purposes other than seeking refuge. so the refugees themselves are unable to access lebanon unless they fulfill criteria of a humanitarian nature that is yet to be employeesed. >> doemployees -- disclosed. >> 0 is it going to be applied? what sort of control will groups
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like you have over this? >> we really have no control over this whatsoever. the ministry of social affairs is working closely with u.n. hcr the united nations high commission for refugees, to allow particularly vulnerable refugees to access lebanon. but the lebanese government has determined the current level of syrian refugees, one in 4 currently, is placing an unrealistic burden on lebanon. >> do you think it will actually work for those who need some sort of assistance? >> well, i think that the problem with the measures are that there's no box to tick to say i'm a refugee so that the visas that are available are visas for people who are not fleeing the conflict in syria but for people who are students or seeking medical assistance
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here in lebanon or who have onward travel plans. >> and i should mention that it is fair enough that lebanon takes these measures. those living in lebanon are worried about what's going to happen to them, the fact that their country is now overrun by syrians. >> well i think that we all must remark on the outstanding generosity of the lebanese people who have welcomed so many refugees into the country. there is a great need for more assistance to come in, to support not only the refugee population but also the host communities and the infrastructure of the state. >> all right good talking to us neve monaghan thank you very much. >> thank you. >> an aircraft from the former libyan general's air force has bombed two crew members were killed and two others were injured.
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vessel anchored at the port contained more than 2,000 tons of munitions. some belonging to i.s.i.l. country has become a known arms traffic ugh hub but francois hollande ruled out. >> routinely described in the west as islamist. having defeated some of them in mali in 2013, the concern in paris is the increasing disintegration is leading to an open supply route for weapons outside of libya and through niger, thus rearming those in mali all over again.
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consequently france's foreign minister spent the holidays there. >> translator: we know that in southern libya there are some very important terrorist hot beds the same actually had a there were in mali, the same that can be in nigeria or elsewhere. it is a refuge. we have set up a base and i can tell you in confidence if we can ton radio maybe they can listen to us, we will strike them every time they come out of these places that they are hiding. that is why there is this base. >> the cursory look at the map shows the difficulty of patrol patrolling libya's borders. the west and the east are vastly underpoliced. the situation is to take that into account. >> this is not a static base. it is a dynamic military base that can adapt to calling to the
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terrorist threat. it will have ground troops, special forces and air contingent with drones to find terrorist armed groups in the different countries. >> france has said it won't intervene inside libya by itself but president hollande suggested it would. caused by libya's collapse may yet lead to more international intervention of a very different sort of the one that led to the death of moammar gadhafi. al jazeera. coptic christians have reportedly been freed. government forces say they were abducted by militia there. claims the 13 weren't kidnapped but had been detained by people smugglers. thousands of egyptians work in libya mainly in the construction industry. al jazeera continues to demand immediate release of our three journalists who have been
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imprisoned in egypt for more than a year. peter greste, mohamed fahmy and baher mohamed were wrongly accused of broadcasting false news and helping the outlawed muslim brotherhood. allegations which they and al jazeera deny. an appeals court in cairo has ordered a retrial that could begin within a month. lawyers for peter greste, mohamed fahmy have filed requests for them to be deported from egypt . the world health organization says the death toll from the ebola virus has now risen to 8153 people but in plieb the worstliberia, theworst infected region has sloan in reengtd recent weeks. schools will open in february after being shuttered for eight months because of the virus. rescue teams have pulled 38 people from the rubble and recovery operations are ongoing. police suspect criminal
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negligence in the construction of the building. meanwhile a nationwide teacher strike in kenya can affect millions of students. teachers say they want more money but negotiations with the government have been unsuccessful. haru matassasa reports. >> gabrielle and her sister spent the first day at home. an inconvenience for the 7-year-olds who wants to learn. >> i'll tell the teacher teach them, i want to go back to school and you teach us very well. and don't strike again. >> reporter: but a nationwide teacher strike means many classrooms are empty. some parents brought their children to the school in the morning but weren't any teachers around. so they took their children back home. they want their basic salary
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increase from 200 to 300% and want the housing allowance increased by 50%. >> some situations have dragged on for weeks. >> it is affecting the children and the nation, we would like, it is very clear that if this strike can end for children and the nation at laj i feel that two fathers need to disagree applicably and let children come back to school. itit is their right to have education. >> some teachers take home less than $300 a month. the kenyan government says it doesn't have the money to increase salaries. >> it is upon the government to wake up to the reality and then see that they engage constructively.
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>> but for now many of kenya's classrooms will remain this quiet. haru matassa, al jazeera nye nye nairobi. >> the ughurs are harvesting what remains. now have lost a substantial amount of the produce. >> we were supposed to harvest in two months back, due to this incident we are not up to until this time around. and due to this incident i lost my father who owns this land. >> reporter: as they work all around them are the sights and smell of death. the result of six weeks of
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occupation by boko haram. >> there is one dead body and it is stinking. therefore, we cannot afford to be around, you can find some dead bodies beside our farmland. >> on the way to town the streets are littered with evidence of the core naj. weeks after boko haram fighters were chaisd out mobi is largely desserted. security forces are in charge of moving out but despite our presence staying away, many businesses remain shuttle dark hopes for any quick return to normalcy. >> business people are busy cleaning debris from their shops. hundreds of thousands of dollars have been lost and the traders here face an uncertain future.
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>> translator: it's difficult to say if some will ever come down to this town. many traders have lost everything. money, goods and even customers. yet some, despite their losses come back to some degree hoping for some miracle. the twreut is people are desperate. >> they now come but with the boko haram tradition of attacking and coming back, hope hope that the peace will hold. mohamed idris, al jazeera. >> we'll tell you who is in and who is out of the nfl playoffs in just a moment. ust a moment.
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>> now to a rather lesser known city of harvin in china which gets a magical makeover every winter. the world's largest ice festival. florence louie reports. >> five days of working in subzero temperatures. and this is the reward. a work of art hewn from a single block of ice. this ice sculpting competition part of the annual harbin ice festival attracts teams from around the world. patterns inspired by sanitary. >> it's clear that ice and if
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you are working one side and another you create a four dimension side, this is what happens here. >> the competition is not the main draw here nor is it this ice rink, rather unusually for tricycle rides. it is also not for the horse drawn carriages even though they add a nice touch. people come for this. when day transforms into night and the buildings are lit up like some gaudy yet magical winter wonder land. neon lights in every color light up the blocks of snow and ice from inside and out. each year the festival keeps getting bigger attracting more participants who put up even more elaborate patterns and structures. officials say they are expecting more people an increase from the 1.1 million who visited last year. there are castles steam train
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clamor on and off when you have enough. >> it's amazing like seeing the sea or desert for the first time. suddenly you just go, wow! >> translator: it's my first time here. i'm from the south so i've never seen snow and ice carvings before. i'm very excited. >> reporter: the cold is not a deterrent. even with temperatures sometimes dropping to minus 40° celsius. the people here have found a way to celebrate winter and in doing so turned their city into a spectacular display of art and youmagic. florence louie harbin, china. after stage 1 qatar am with candidate was stripped of his
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first stage win. andrew simmons was at the start in buenos aires. >> the talk many drivers will forget they won. who won in 2011 was fastest in the opening stage only to be stripped of the lead after speeding through a section. the two-minute.penalty has put him well down the leader board. roma who set out to defend his 2011 title his mini broke down and it happened begin and again. the spaniard had to wait it out by the road side droppings down well behind the trucks. he may have already lost out on any chance of winning this year around he described his -- and he described his frustration to al jazeera. >> returning problems. i don't know. put it down, it's not good.
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>> do they look like the end? >> i don't know. now it's off to repair and we'll see. it's so bad like it's like that. >> new arrivals, they have an all star lineup. this goes on for a fortnight so it is early days. this is the easy part but it's very fast. it's easy because it's the first stage, only 175 kilometers, the real hard work begins on monday with a much longer stage lasting over 600 kilometers in very heavy terrain. there are certainly tough times ahead. competitors will navigate across two deserts and across the
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andes. and there are new endurance stages where service crews can't assist. sam sutherland took some shine from defending champion mark comer's place. so the dakka rally with its dangers and surprises is underway. people here are enthralled, many contenders may not admit it but they are pretty awed by what lies ahead. andrew sim ons, al jazeera argentina. sacked their director of football with immediate effect, the 53-year-old was in charge of bringing in new players to the club and he was instrumental in hiring the new coach louis enrique last sump.
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transfer was breaching foifs fifa rules. barcelona's keeper from 1986 to 1994. also played 196 times for spain. one game in italy on monday, fifth a little later well on tuesday the champions uventis journeyed the club on loan from english premier league side arsenal. been with the club since 2012. although this season he has been limited as mainly being used as a substitute. part of germany's world cup win lafs year. the australian open some of the sport's biggest stars already warming up.
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serena williams, similar conditions in melbourne but fell against an italian player until someone gave her a coffee on the court. and that helped, she went on to clinch the next two sets. together clinching the doubles to win the title 3-nil. great britain's campaign off to a winning start thanks oandy murray. he beat his poand opponent 6-2 7-5. a one-over win. new zealand's cricketers heading into day 4 of the second test. went well to recover from their loss 94 run 6 wicket lead, of
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118.australia'saustralia's cricketers, philipp hughes struck in the head and later died. remembering hughes ahead of the fourth and final test, a bronze plaque has been placed at the sydney cricket ground on the front wall of the members pavilion. >> yeah, i think it's a good thing. hughesie was one of us, was one of our good mates. so i think particularly this week it's going to be great to be able to walk past that and see the little fellow there and give us a bit of inspiration as we're going out on the field. >> now we're down to the last eight in the nfl and the dallas cowboys are heading to the divisional playoffs after rallying to beat the detroit lions. the cowboys first playoff in five years. detroit had the ball when
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officials reversed a decision on a pass interference without any explanation. that seemed to throw lines and dallas were able to score a decisive touchdown to win it 24-20. the other world cup game on sunday saw the post-season's misery continue for the cincinnati bengals. the first team ever to win four confidentconsecutive postseason games. cowboys earn a trip to green bay. the baltimore ravens head to the new england patriots and the seattle seahawks host the carolina panthers. come back win in the nba. the lakers trailed by 1 with two minutes to go but kobe bryant gave them a lead.
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hitting a superb three pointer. found the way round bryant and beat the shot clock. that put the pacers in front by 1 with 20 seconds to go but bryant went on the attack, hook shot to lead the lakers to 88 to 87 victory. there we go. and there i go. have more sport for you later. >> thanks for that raul. it's not something you would expect to see in the tranquil israeli coastal town of hezlea but this is what motorists were met with on sunday. an emu on the run. it was caught on camera zigzagging through traffic in the pouring rain. authorities say the birth escaped and is now being returned to its own. full bulletin of news straight up coming from lauren taylor.
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>> thousands more antiislam protesters turn out around germany despite angela merkel branding them racist. i'm lauren taylor this is al jazeera live from london. also coming up. the u.s. charges two men for trying to carry out a coup against gambia's president. bangladesh on the eve of controversial elections. stopping the flow of syrian refugees in leive non.