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♪ now russia says it has a plan to evented the fight. ♪ . >> you are watching al jazeera, good to have your company. also coming up in this program. two passenger trained collide head on in southern germany. >> to more than 100 injuries. >> demand and calls for the south african president to
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pay back millions. in new hampshire, i have been asked first time voters what do they think about the candidates. >> russian's foreign minister is saying the country's proposal in what he call add concrete plan to resolve the crisis. the proposal is now being studied by washington, but the secretary of state has said that the air strikes on aleppo and the surrounding region are making it harder to hold talks. >> well, there is no question, and i have said this before publicly, that russia's activities in the aleppo, and the region right now, are making it much more difficult to be able to come to the table and to have a serious conversation. we have called on russia
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again, to join in the effort to bring about an immediate cease fire and to bring about full humanitarian access. that is what this meet willing be about, and this meet willing tell a lot about the road ahead, we are not behind to what is happening. we are all very very aware of how critical this moment is and russia needs to contribute in significant ways to sustaining the ability of the opposition and others to come to the table let's go p to washington, d.c., my colleague is there, so we know what john kerry thinks about the bombing, by the russians but what does he and what do his team at the state department think about this idea of a peace plan, do they know anything about it? >> well, it is interesting, david, when i first raised the point just after we have heard about sergei lavrov's
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comments that a concrete plan had been sent to washington for review on trying to resolve the crisis, the first response that i got from a seen your state department official was this is the first i have heard of it, so they have been looking into it to see if indeed there is a russian plan that has been submitted that would sensibly help get the peace process back on track there's going to be a briefing here many the next 30 minutes or so deals with those issues and we are hoping we can get more clarity about this, that said, you have to consider that there's already a process in place winter that is being supervised under the terms of that security council resolution 2254, which was supposed to establish an immediate cease fire, which was supposed to get the peace talks going, which we saw basically were put on hold after two days last week. and then are supposed to establish a process for holding elections and
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installing a new government in damascus. well, mrs. some thought that the americans might look at whatever it is the rushes say they are putting forward, and say look, there's already this process let's not try to get -- put off track from something you yourself have agreed to try to implement, cease fire, talks, and then elections. >> you see the thing is, no matter what it is, the americans are going to say because of the plan that you just referenced there, unless you stop the bombing, there is no peace deal that you can be part of, because that is part of the u.n. plan. >> that's right, and unless you stop the bombing and that also brings up another interesting point, earlier on tuesday two of the top officials in the obama administration, talking about russia's support of his military, and basically
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reaching this very plain conclusion, that at the very least, bashar al asaad has gotten himself another year or so in power. his negotiating has been improved because of the on going bombings of not just opposition targets but of civilians particularly. because really now that asaad has retaken more control turkey is a bit upset with the united states, about the way that the u.s. is referencing a kurdish political party. >> . >> it is not only a question of whether two turks are a little bit upset with the
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united states, the president came out in the last 24-36 hours and said that the u.s. needs to choose which ally does it want, does it want to be allied with what terrorists we are talking about members oof the p.i.u.d., curds that are taking part in the fight against isil, also taking part in the fight against the asaad government. we know the special envoy, met with some members of the p.y.e.d., to mark the liberation of that city, from isil. well, that has very much upset the turks and it is now being reported that the u.s. ambassador to turkey, has been called in as we would think, to be called on the carpet for this offense in the turkish government.
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it is important to note, that while they consider the p.k.k. as a special terrorist organization, the u.s. does not see the p.y.d. as a terrorist organization narks' a very specific legal definition, in this country, and they believe that the pyd as well as other kurdish fighters are doing yo men's work against isil as well as trying to basically secure that part of syria for their residents. >> you get that question as soon as you get a chance, thank you very much. rosalyn jordan of the state department, the united states is urging turkey away from it's board tore let refugees across. tens of thousands have arrived at the crossing after fleeing the intense fighting. the government stepped up it's offensive, backed by russian air strikes to recapture the largest city.
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with the border counts -- they had to seek the open, with just the clothes on their backs. >> it is their job to watch the skies. civil defense volunteers in the opposition controlled east of aleppo city are on alert. whenever they hear the sound of jets. the first responders these volunteers have been busier than usual. they have intensified over a week ago. close to the rebel held neighborhoods to set up the volunteers they are the only hope for those that may be tracks. >> they are afraid of the
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siege. the volunteers in our family. and fighter whose chose to stay. >> civilians are increasingly helpless. doctors and nurses are overwhelmed, they work out of makeshift clinics because hospitals have been reduced to rubble after years of war. medical workers are now preparing for the worst. the government has besieged areas where people continue to die from the lack of food and medicine. and the fear is eastern aleppo may be next. >> we will stay here and remain steadfast, but the medical supplies we have are only enough for a month nag the armed opposition is just as defind, they use whatever they have, but their opponents control the skies, never the less they say they will not withdraw. >> they can't lay siege to aleppo, we have a military plan, we promise our brothers we will fight.
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>> there are many front lines the opposition has lost territory in the country side. but they are still fighting back. >> with the help of russian and iran, they are close to circling the city, and the troops are are approaching the border. it wants to cull the rebels lifeline, it has already managed toen disrupt their supply line. >> there are towns where opposition tigers are still holding ground it is have teak ire to prevent the government from cutting off the highway further west. but it is under a lot of pressure. >> al jazeera isil has said that it is behind a car bomb. in syria's capitol that killed at least ten the syrian observatory. >> at least 20 others are injury misdemeanor the blast it is reported that a fighter
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dressed in police uniform try to round his vehicle, police officers club when he was stopped he december nateed the explosives. >> three people have been killed after a hospital supported by doctors without borders that is m.s.f. in syria was hit by an air strike, the attack took place four days ago officers without borders said six people were injured including a nurse. 13 health facilitie facilitiese been hit since the start of this year. >> in the united states, progress underway many the state of new hampshire, this is the first primary to elect a republican and democratic nominee to run for president. new hampshire is always the first state to mold a primary, that is a statewide ballot for the presidential election. a record 550,000 people are
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expected to vote bernie sanders leads hillary clinton in the democratic race. there's only been one other vote, donald trump for the win for the republicans let's go who joins us. that is in new hampshire yo whether it is possible to say -- tell us about the history of the 2016 elections. >> i will give it a go. a few exit polls coming out. there's one -- a few results with a tiny little hamlets. if you want to know what will happen there, kassig and trump, and rubio where there's a tie for them, nine each in this tiny little hamlet. we will get exit polls coming
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out, those are real results for many hours to come, which is a small resort town, north of manchester it is interesting because of the registered voters here. >> over 50%, neither affiliated to the republicans or the democrats. they are fiercely independent, and that's a sign of why it is so difficult to predict the primary. because so many people don't care much for the republican or democrats. young people also a key demographic in this election, and as we have seen from the polls they have been moving heavily towards sanders. we spoke to 2-18-year-olds, before i play that interview, although they are officially 18, it just so happened they were both born on february the 29th, which means they have only been 18 february 29th, since the mid 40's, so although they are officially 18, they are a good deal older, but they did just vote, and he told me
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why. >> thing have had to change. where bernie says the upper 1/10th of 1% that's how i feel about us. it is back to -- it has to be a grass roots movement, and change things. i think he has a good movement going. a peaceful revolution. >> is that your been too? >> well, for the most part it is, i didn't vote for bernie. i agree with a lot of the stuff he has come out request, but i wonder how we will pay for it. that's my biggest concern, i happen to vote for rubio. and i just -- you know a toss up for a lot of the candidates, there's quite a selection, but i did not want mr. trump, and i did not want hillary. they are not good, so anyway that's why i voted. >> 18 years old, must be the weather up there in new hampshire.
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when we come south in this process, down into the carolinas we will get a better idea of who is likely to get the nomination, but we may also see some drop outs and perhaps one new arrival. >> well, we are seeing people suggesting they aren't giving up yet. various timetables being released for the south carolina primary, saying look, we aren't giving up. actually, ben carson just announced that he wasn't even going to go to his party tonight he is going to go directly toking ising is and begin campaigning there. and as you say yeah, that's a much more representative sample of the american people, new hampshire very white, very unrepresentative of the rest of the country. south carolina very much, much talk of hillary clinton being much more appealing to african-american voters, although there is some evidence that bernie sanders
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is making enrods with the african-american vote. >> just came out for bernie sanders so that might nos with as simple as hillary clinton seems to think. like wide we will see how they feel. it will be a lot more representative of where this goes next, however, if people do do very badly tonight here in new hampshire, well, then real questions will be asked as to whether they can continue. >> maybe we will hear from michael bloomberg in the next few days. thank you very much. you are watching al jazeera, coming up. >> in london, at a new exhibition devoted to leonardo devin hi, not the artist but the engineer.
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russia's air a strikes on aleppo and syria, and the surrounding region are making it harder to hold talks with moscow. russian's foreign minister says the country proposed what he call add concrete plan to resolve the syrian crisis. the united nations has made a desperate plea to open it's border with syria to let refugees across. voting is underway in new hampshire to elect a republican are democratic nominee to run for president. dexter was at high speed, both drivers are reported to have died and more than 80 people were hurt.
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it is a picture of devastation, seen from the air the services is clear. heavy lifting equipment to try to free any passengers still trapped inside and bodyully to remove the of those that are killed. a full scale emergency response is underway. the accident happened in a wooded area, difficult to access. rescuers attempted to reach those stranded anyway they could, both by air and on the water. to bring helicopters, and able equipment which might be needed in the coming hours. suddenly you could feel the train break. when i opened my eyes again all was dark, all you could hear was shotting and screaming. next to me was a boy on the
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ground, and i asked around if anyone was hurt. the trains were both traveling on a single crack tribe, and then partially derailed. >> if you look behind me, through the trees you can see the end of one of the trains involved in this incident. and then moving down the river bank, following the natural curve where the ambulances are is the point of the collision. >> the trains must have collided high speed, this particular part of the rout allowed for a speed of about 100-kilometers an hour, for each of the trains. we have to assume that they had no contact and hit each other without breaking. >> dozens of people have been injured, many seriously. some being treated while still on the train.
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trying to find out what caused the collision, and why they are in the same line at the same time. dominic cane, al jazeera. >> south africa's president is facing a legal battle that can see him force to repay state funds which were used to renovate his home. the case against jacob was brought by opposition parties to combat what they call corruption and chronisim. they say they are outraged that the taxpayers footed the bill which include a private am performance theater. >> some of which are there to
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saben fitted him personally. >> you want to witness -- in front south africa and the world. that he is going to pay this much. >> it ising a corruption -- >> when they arrive at the court, things get rowdy, for safety reasons and crowd control, they tell protestors they can't go any further. >> they are trying to contain the situation, they put up barbed wire to stay away from the courts. just in case things get hectic. >> after initially refusing to pay back the money, the president now says he won't, but he wants the general and finance minister to determine the amount opposition parties say the president should not be allowed to repay on his own terms. they want the authority of the office. that an independent body hold
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people to account can. continuing party support in sur ban areas. >> some parties have the political mileage out of this to -- raising the credibility of the a.n.c. opposition parties say there will be more marchs throughout the year. al jazeera. a strike by people that work for the national airline is over. it all began about plans to privatetize pakistan international airline. finland, well, it used to be one of the unions most prosperouses communities now it is one of the worst performing second only to agrees. in h the time part of our series reports on a new
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challenge facing the e.u. >> yet in it's fourth year of recession, the once pros pows most northern member of the e.u. joins greece at the bottom of the economic league table. our economy is falling behind. in the euro zone all the time. we have failed to necessary reforms and things are getting worse, when things are getting better in other countries. >> who once works for the now defunct phone carrier nokia. >> at least the business environment. back in that time. now we are of course more
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companies we have several -- quite a few companies that have established their offices here. the former heart land, the boom years brought big salaries now finland's high wage is too expensive to complete globally. >> the story of the decline is similar, once the world's dominate mobile phone and remember these employing 24,000 people here in finland and worth $320 billion. a huge chunk of the national economy wilt then came the i-phone knock yeah failed to invite and stay in the game, and the whole business was swept away, leaving only remanents involving in networks behind. >> dark days too for finland's other main stay, the paper industry, in
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decline because of cheaper pulp and cheaper workers elsewhere. and the soup kitchens are filling up. >> it is no better in the capitol helsinki. ten years ago this food bank served 200 people a day, now the cold and hungry arrive twice a week, in their thousands here it is not much people, but there are other lines, people getting food, and it is a very long line, and it is getting more and more, we worked two years ago first time, and now this year is getting double the size. >> the government's preferred solution is austerity, and amido the spending cuts there's pressure to return to a currency, so that finland can devalue it's way out of trouble. no greek style bail out then, but a new euro crisis maybe. al jazeera, finland. >> he was also a
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groundbreaking engineer that predicted break throughs, and that is the subject of an exhibition in london. putting the final touches to a new exhibition devoted to the design and engineering of leonardo da vinci. he designed the diving suit, complete with weighted bags more than 500 years ago. >> the time he would haven't the materials really available, but it is so interesting that he is having this thought, and i think you can look at that and think well that's not so far different from something we may wear today. >> underwater exploration, which he considered the ultimate in mechanical engineering. >> many of the notebooks filled withdrawings were discovered until the late 19 century.
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the models were built to commemorate his 500th birthday in 1952. fat wings, birds, all studied carefully, his designs took inspiration from nature. >> we wanted to design a flying machine. >> leonardo was largely self-fought, unrestricted by any particular discipline, so he set his genius to many things, military warfare, urban planning, and tools for measuring the atmosphere. >> what you get from this exploded biggs is the sheer scope of leonardo's genius. he envision cars planes armor vehicled so many things that we use today. even today the natural world influences design, keep up
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