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accusations of multiple violations by syrian government forces. a partial ceasefire enters its second day hello, live from doha. also ahead on the show - iran's reformist sweep the parliamentary election in the capital. plus - scenes of chaos along the greek boarder after macedonia shuts its boarder to the refugees. and a columbian film in the
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running for an oscar, for the first time. syria's opposition is accusing government forces of multiple violations during the first 24 hours of a temporary ceasefire. the coalition says the regime attacked 15 rebel held areas across syria with heavy machine-guns, artillery and barrel bombs. activists say the russian military carried out air strikes in the aleppo province. we are joined from the turkish city. what is the situation, sounds like things may be falling to pieces. >> yes, well i can tell you the second day of the truce got to bad start compared to the first day. it started with the reports of a russian air strict, activists saying that they believe the fighter jets were russian, and it attacked at least three
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villages in aleppo's western countryside. they said that there was one civilian killed. there are other reports that the death toll could be more. there is news of clashes in latakia province, in the mountains. there was some syrian rebel group accusing government forces of killing 12 of its fighters. now whereas the rebels say the syrian government has violated the truce. what is more interesting is the russians are accusing turkish forces of attacking kurdish fighters across the boarder. and referred it to the coordination centre in jordan to
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verify the attacks. things are picking up and are heated. >> one of the main reasons for the truce is to get more aid in. is that happening? >> not now, not at the start of the truce, not in day one or gay two. they hoped on the second day, the 28th, that they would send some aid to a number of areas that are besieged in syria. we understand the delay is because of logistical reasons. they need to get permits from the government and security clearances, and check that the road is safe. what is interesting is that the u.n. is also saying that the trip doesn't take 15 minutes, up to 20 minutes from damascus, and should be an easy ride. i think probably the u.n. is trying to put pressure on the
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syrian government to speed up the process of getting the right paperwork on time. you have tomorrow, monday. they are expecting to deliver aid to a number of areas, but sadly what is important is that the areas receive some sort of aid prior to it. unlike deraa, a place that the activists say have been besieged for several years without aid from the u.n. or the syrian red crescent reports say, from yemen, at least 30 people have been killed in air strikes at a market outside the capital sanaa. no one claimed responsibility. the yemeni officials blame the saudi-led coalition. locals say many of the dead are civilians, backed by coalition troops, trying to retake sanaa, falling to houthi rebels in
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2014. a spokesperson for the saudi-led coalition says while they regret casualties on civilians, when they happen strikes were targeted at british aids. >> we have been airing this since day one of the provision in yemen, and we know this is the tactics of the militias, when they have the pressure on them. maybe they try to revive the targetting. in general we regret any casualty among what happened. we know what we did yesterday, we target the brigade, which is around with the militias and the troops. >> hillary clinton won the latest democratic primary in south carolina. next up is super-tuesday with 12
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states at stake for both clinton and the republican front runner donald trump. kimberley halkett reports from columbia. >> reporter: victory by a wide margin in south carolina for hillary clinton. >> tomorrow this campaign goes national. >> reporter: she has now set her sites on demonstrating she's the presumptive democratic nominee. america never stopped being great. >> hillary clinton gains clinton's main rival bernie sanders is not giving up. he's showing that he's a viable candidate. what this campaign is about is not just transforming america,
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it's thinking big, and the kind of country we wants to come. >> also trying to prove viable is ted cruz, leading in his home state in texas, a loss there do 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's a growing consensus that we cannot nominate a con art ist artist to be head of the lincoln&rooegon, and head of the conservative movement. >> his attacks are to maintain the momentum of donald trump, pulling ahead in 8 of 12 states voting on super-tuesday. despite his lead donald trump was belittling his opponents. >> i'll address little marco rubio. this guy has a fresh mouth.
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he's a very nasty guy and it thought ted cruz was a liar. marco rubio is worse. he's worse. >> reporter: the test for the candidates comes on tuesday. hillary clinton is counting on the support of african-american and latino voters, who handed her a resounding win in south carolina, and could cover the securest path to securing the democratic nomination. ireland's prime minister is conceding his governing coalition will not return to power because of heavy losses in the parliamentary elections there. results suggest that he may have to form a new government with his party's biggest rival. neave barker reports from dublin. >> the arduous task of counting began. the coalition government faced the prospects of a bruising result. early polls showed a drop in support despite improvements in
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the commit. the party way be forced to sake support from others. signs of electorate switching signs, as support grew. >> shin phone campaigned with a strong voice. a message that went down well, where the party topped the poll. anner at public spending cuts, mistrust of established politicians all plays a roll in the lose of support. >> the government is a bit complacent. they felt they would be rewarded for a recovery. >> it follows a pattern for other european countries.
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spain, portugal and greece have been through austerity. austerity is meant to be over. as the votes are counted, the results come in. and it continues to look more and more like people have gone out to cover in the polls the current coalition will have to hold on to power and build new alliances. the main political parties were forged 100 years ago. there are differences that date back generations. it may be time for the country's main sent rift parties to do the unthinkable and join forces. >> the two parties are likely to form the next government. they'll center to stay on the
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balance of probability the figures indicate that. it's a healthy development. the two parties, the policies are similar. >> reporter: soon the difficult work of coalition building begins, and with it the creation of new leadership. for now, the political future hangs in the balance. >> all 30 parliamentary seats have been taken by reformists. it's a significant change for elections dominated by conservatives. seen as a test after securing a nuclear deal. jonah hull has this update. >> we can look to confirm results for the center of power, the biggest district and extraordinary results.
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of the 30 parliamentary seats available. all 30 have been run by reformists and candidates aligned to president hassan rouhani. a huge endorsement for him and his policies. a big embarrassment for the conservatives who lost very key figures in this capital and center of power. of course, there is not an overall national picture to point at yet to see how well they have done. in the last parliament, few are 5%. bigger advantages, combining forces. people that may have been described as conservatives. pooling their resources to chip away at conservative power. it seems like they have done it. it doesn't suggest a major city. the conservatives appear to have
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lost their major city. nevertheless a massively significant advance. a huge endorsement and expression by the people much this country of their hope and desire to change. >> now, the u.n. warns of a growing humanitarian challenge along macedonia's boarder with greece. refugees making their way to west and northern europe. crossing many. 5,000 have been stranded. macedonia closed its boarder. some have been allowed to concludes. she is at an example on the greek side of the boarder. a dense situation there.
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more about the situation behind you. >> a tense situation for the refugees and the migrants. uncertainty and desire. it has risen to about 7,000, and a quast majority of these people are not inside, already at full capacity, they are staying in the fields, setting up their own tents. getting heat, but just behind the refugees decideded to have a sit in. these are majority syrians who are here today. they have been shouting.
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there's no problems. and all the countries closed the borders. they are teaming with young children. we have seen elderly people, and wounded people. no one knows how long the situation will last. just yesterday i was across the boarder in macedonia. just a trickle was allowed in 300. this comes further fourth, serbia and croatia caps a number to 580 per day. if you consider 7,000 that are currently here, and as we speak more heading to the area, it takes two weeks to evacuate. you have refugees stranded in ferries.
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authorities decided to evacuate islands in. the ferries have not moved from the island. earlier in the day, the immigration minister says if the situation conditions like this, next month, we don't know whether they make the end of next month or the begin, the number of refugees could reach 70,000. >> one can only imagine what the situation will be when that happens. sill ahead - why the philippines is struggling to introduce the rate of teenage pregnancy.
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welcome back. let's recap the headlines here in the newshour. syria's opposition is accusing government forces of breaking a temporary ceasefire during the first 24 hours. syrian coalition says 15 rebel held areas were attacked with heavy any guns and barrel bombs. vote counting following elections in rain confirmed gains for politicians, winning all seats in the biggest voting district. >> the u.n. is warning of a humanitarian challenge along the boarder with greece. as we see in the live pictures, refugees making their way to western and george europe. they've been stopped from crossing, forcing many into
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overcrowded camps. 26 goal miners have been pronounced dead. killing six people, including nine rescuers. rory challands has the latest from moscow. >> reporter: rescue efforts have been called off of the the series of methane explosions means it's too unsafe to try to see if anyone is alive. the mining company is trying to work out what to do next. they have two options, flooding it with water to put out the fires that are burning or shut off the air supply and as fixiate the flames, and it doesn't need to be spelt out what it means for anyone that may be alive under ground. the emergency ministry says conditions are so severe they don't think survivors are left.
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russia has a lamentable record, with a lot of poorly maintained mines from the soviet period and there are safety regulations on paper. often they are not properly enforced, and the fact that they are in remote parts of the country. when they go wrong, it's difficult to mount a proper organisation. right wing swiss people's party is proposing to deport foreigners that commit two offenses with no right of appeal. offenses include drivers running a red light and speeding. critics condemn the motives as discriminatory. nigeria's president is in qatar to ask yous falling -- to discuss falling oil prices. the economy grew at a slow pace.
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government world are under pressure to devalue the currency the fore quast for nigeria doesn't look good if low oil prices continue. >> the majority of oil and commodity producers who are in trouble, just when they were riding high, there has been a decrease in the price, and they are in trouble. different policy responses. the president did the right thing, but has a fixation with not devaluing the currency. this can't go on. the disruption, disrupt ist moment will come.
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i don't see ninthing your growing. he's taken a bet. that is the problem in nigeria a 97th birthday party has been thrown coming at a time when zimbabweans face shortages caused by drought and a week economy. mugabe used his burred speech to warn of infighting. >> the african union is planning to send 200 eerfeers to woourned -- observers to burundi. they have been plagued with crisis since pierre nkurunziza won a third term in a disputed election. 240,000 fled the country or have been involved in violence demonstrations in myanmar don't want australian -- aung san suy kyi to be the next
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preside president. the constitution bans anyone married to another nationality cannot lead. her husband is british. and so are her two sons to a country with the highest teenage pregnancy rate. it helps to send the population to 100 million. family planning is cut, and the catholic church continues opposition to contraception. more from manila this woman is 20 years old she has two boys, and a baby from a current partner. she was not given family planning advice. she never thought having unsafe sex would lead to pregnancy.
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. >> translation: it didn't cross my mind that this would happen. my mother asked why i wasn't having my period. she said i may be pregnant. it turned out i was. >> reporter: she is not the only one. viel phones were put top of a list of asian countries with the greatest number of teenage pregnancies. multiple partners and no condom use were given the two factors. for the increase in birth rates. the report says one in 10 filipino women in the 15-19 age range is a mother. that is it twice the rate of 10 years ago. in 2012, the supreme court ruled it was constitutional to implement the law. it meant schools would have to teach. despite the opposition of the catholic church, which has a lot of pluns in the country.
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80% are practicing catholics, surveys suggest that the wider government supports family planning. a budget ear-marked initiatives have been cut back. >> the pressure is on the girls, because when we look at teenage pregnancies, it's framed as a girl problem. since we looked at it, it's half the girl problem and half the boy problem. the answer is to have sex education programme for boys and girls in the schools. >> the population of the philippines is over 100 million. the government is trying to find ways to find better access to family planning, and we'll look to donors and funds for contraception. vanessa wants to ensure her children get a good education, and when the time comes, the best family planning information too. the question is how will the philippines government deal with an issue that it's getting more problematic. while the laws are in place, no
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one is willing to take practical steps. the government says it will address the matter after elections in may now, four people have been stabbed during a protest against the the ku klux klan in california, one is in critical condition. 13 were arrested, including a member of the group. several were custody for the first time a film from columbia has been nomiated for an oscar. "embrace of the serpent" is competing for an academy award. in the film a guide navigates through the amazon. >> filmed deep into the jungle. embrace of the serpent tells the story of two parallel expeditions down the amazon river. it's a mesmerizing tribute to
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the lost cultures of the amazon ravaged by western colonialism. >> i feel it has struck a cord. some people are getting tired of society, and are looking for different ways to live. many people are on a spiritual search of course, and to be reminded of cultures, it's something that people are responding to enthusiastically. >> first at the cannes film festival where it won the awards, and then with an oscar nomination for best foreign picture. the first ever for a columbian film. >> it's like a coming of age. we are glad to be a part of it. >> they appeared in a vacuum. films like shade shows signs of a resurgent industry. considered in the '90s. an awakening which many tribute to a decade-old film starting to
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bear fruit. >> we created a form development fund from ticket sales and profits of distributors. it's an indirect taxation, we do not depend on the national budget or the political will of who is in power. it helped three productions become 36. >> film critics and industry insiders agree 2015 is the best year in the history of columbian cinema. there are many reasons to celebrate, one component is missing - a strong national audience. while theatre attendance has doubled in the last five years, only 5% of the revenue goes to columbian films. >> we need the support from the government and the audience to be sustained to grow, and to sustain itself in time. hopefully we start to find the first golden age in cinema. >> reporter: one showing
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promise of a country rife with great stories to tell. an audience at home. ready to full in love with them. for more of that and other stories, head to the website and you'll find all of them there. aljazeera.c i'm richard gizbert, and you are at the "listening post". the israeli government i


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