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>> welcome to the news hour from doha and london. coming up in the next 60 minutes, afghanistan releases dozens of suspected taliban fighters considered dangerous by the united states. >> unfinished revolution, the prime minister resigns after months of political crisis. >> in london, the european union considers whether to send its own peace keeping force to central african republic.
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>> anger in london after a man shot by police is judged to have been lawfully killed. we have reaction. >> no, not success at a horror move re, but mexico's latest tourist attraction. we take a trip to the island of the dolls. >> the afghan government has announced plans to release 72 suspected taliban fighters from scale, despite objections by the united states. the u.s.s the man posed a danger to the country and the region, and has accused them of being involved in the wounding and killing of coalition troops. jane ferguson joins us live from kabul now and jane, why are these men being released? >> well, surely they're being
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released largely because the afghans here say there's either very little or absolutely no evidence against these men. just some background, the prison at bag ram base north of kabul was handed over from u.s. to afghan control in march of last year and since then, a review board has been set up here by the afghans to look into the cases of 88 prisoners that they said they had plans to potentially release to at least look at the evidence. that review board came out real estately and said there simply wasn't enough evidence and in some cases none at all to continue to detain these men and since then, president karzai sent out the intelligence services, asked them to go and look over the case files of these men again. now today, he host add senior judicial meeting at the palace, where the intelligence services came back and said that 72 of the prisoners had insufficient
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or no evidence against them, that they should be released as soon as possible, the remaining 16 apparently do have convicting evidence potentially against them and they should go to coat and be tried by a prosecutor. that's what the afghans are saying here, is that they can no longer keep these men, but of course, surely, this is likely to in sense the americans who have been vocal about this subject saying this is in breach of the agreement they had with the afghans when they handed over control of the prison and prisoners there. last year, they said that the review board does not have the authority to release people. they are saying that they do have evidence against these men. they say they handed over evidence and that a significant portion of them are extremely dangerous and responsible for killing afghan civilians. afghan security forces, as well as international forces here. the afghans are saying that they don't have enough evidence and that they won't be sending these 72 to court whereas the americans are saying that they
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should at least have them tried if they're going to release them first. just to complicate matters here, the afghan home rights association in the country has come in and said that this is actually very complicated legally. none of those prisoners have been released yet and they're saying that there could be a chance for the u.s. to have a say as to whether or not they are released when it really comes down to the crunch time. >> thanks very much indeed for that, updating us. tunisia's prime minister is stepping down, part of a deal between the ruling coalition and opposition to end months of political deadlock. it means the end of tunisia's first democratic government which came to power after the revolution three years ago. >> the current government will continue to function until the new government is formed and endorsed by the national
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assembly. the president will formally instruct the prime minister to form a new government. once formed, it will be presented to the president to pass before the assembly. we hope the next government will assume its duties soon. >> tell us more about this deal and the political crisis that it's supposed to be ending. >> he handed his resignation from the prime minister position to the president today, and this comes after a very long and difficult road. let me remind you that this government is a coalition that took over after the 2011 election and the country was stabilized by two
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assassinations, which left tunisia in a political crisis. now the deal is that the country has to finish the constitution, elect the electoral board which took place successfully yesterday, and hand over power to the new prime minister, which is actually now forming its gough. what is important here is that this is the first time in the history of tunisia that we see a transition from a islamist government to an independent government. >> the next election is later this year are and the enacted party will be contesting that election. what are people's hopes about what this election will bring? >> well, first and foremost, people hope that this will be a free and independent election, and then people are hoping that they will finally see the economy go better and grow. they see development and they see jobs.
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over the last couple of days, there were protests in different parts of the country because of the new taxes imposed by the government. tune nearby is that is going through difficulties in terms of the economy, and areas where the revolution has started initially three years ago did not see much development and that's what they want now. they want jobs. >> are these protests continuing, people were particularly angered by a new vehicle tax, which was coming into force. >> indeed, tax was imposed on traps portation and agriculture. today, the prime minister announced that they are suspending these taxes and that they will not go forward with this plan, however, this puts the country in difficult position, because the finance minister said yesterday that this was the only way to move forward and pay the government's
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bills. today, there are no major protests around the country. we see things going back to -- but it doesn't mean that the financial difficulties are solved. >> thanks very much indeed for that. >> nigeria's army says it's killed more than 30 fighters in the northeast, an army statement saying it happened as soldiers foiled an attack on residents in the city. one soldier was apparently killed. >> the european union is considering proposals to send a military force to the central african republic. a possible deployment of 700 to 1,000 soldiers would back up french troops already there. the president is at a regional sum smith in chad facing renewed pressure to resign. more than 1,000 people have been killed in fighting in the past month and near a mill fled their homes.
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>> many displaced are living in a temporary refugee camp in the airport in the capitol. >> this is the international airport, a handful of flights still come here, but next to it, what you can see is a vast camp. there may be as many as 100,000 people here. the truth is, no one actually nose. these people have come with their children because they are frightened of sectarian violence, killings and attacks going on in the neighborhoods here in the capitol carried out by religious linked militias. it doesn't mean that they're necessarily safe here in the camp. we've heard a lot of reports of armed groups, militias, of attacks and killings within this city. some of the aid organizations that have worked here have suspended their activities at times, because they don't feel safe. so what the central african
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republic desperately needs is some sort of strong force to fill this incredibly dangerous power vacuum. there is an african union peace keeping force. there are french troops here, but they only come up to a few thousand in total. it doesn't feel like enough. >> so the european union is considering whether to send its own military force. there are a couple of proposals on the table. let's get more from lauren taylor in our london news center. >> aljazeera understands what the foreign policy chief is looking into sending troops. she's outlining options to e.u. member states. thousands have been killed in fighting in the past month and nearly a million fled their holes. the on going conflict between muslims and christians have left 2.2 million people in need of humanitarian aid. >> the european rarely agrees to send personnel to trouble spots and when it does, has military
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are to help. >> security is helped restored in african central republic. jacki, what kind of role is in this case? >> the ideas have been kicking around since last month. the french are proposing two potential options to their european partners. one would be a force of 1,000,ed idea being that this force would be able to secure the airport for which we just saw report and freeing french troops to carry out duties elsewhere in the country. the second option would be for a larger force that would have the more tricky task of trying to secure the main access roads from the borders to the west and to the north to facilitate the movement of humanitarian aid.
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that would obviously be a potentially more per i willous mission because it involved deploying on you into the country as a whole. those are the two options the french have been looking at and we're expecting military involvement to be discussed at more length in a summit meeting in brussels later this month. >> how likely are the various countries to agree to send troops? >> well, actually, we've already mentioned historically there isn't a great deal of precedence of europeans actually sending forces outside of europe to actually intervene on the ground in conflicts. certainly in africa, the pattern in recent years has been france, the former colonial power, which also main tables important military resources on the african continent to actually be the country that. >>er veins, like we saw in marlee a year ago and in and out central african republic. now the european roles is one of
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more financial contributions. so far, the e.u. has contributed $17 million to the west african peace keepers who are working alongside the french in c.a.r. and approximately $15 million in humanitarian aid. it looks likely if the europeans are going to be involved, we could probably see more logistical support, maybe transport planes provided. that certainly would be more likely and would be likely to be seen before any potential european forces actually on the ground. >> ok. jacki, thanks very much indeed. >> still a lot more to come from europe, including. >> in london, expatriot egyptians allowed to vote on the new constitution ahead of the rest of the country. >> why bangladesh's giant neighbor has been backing a controversial election. >> we've got all the sports
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today. >> a car bomb has killed at least 18 people and wounded 30 others. state television and activists say the blast happened in the village causing extensive damage to the surrounding area. activists reported shelling by government forces in the damascus suburb. >> there have been desperate scenes in parts of the north where bakeries have run out of flour. in that some areas, people haven't eaten bread for three days as the violence stops supplies from going through. we have more from beirut. >> hundred was women in the city are struggling to find bread for the families, but there has been none for the past few days as fighting between different rebel groups disrupted the supply of flour to thety.
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children are said to be starving and this woman says there's only god to appeal to. >> it is the first and only city in syria completely taken over by the rebels, but fighting has resumed, this time between the rebels themselves. rebels have been fighting with another group both with ties to al-qaeda. in the past month, a new coalition of the french rebel group emerged to end the dominance over many areas in syria. fighting that intensified in the northern pats of syria where the new coalition seems to push fighters from the islamic state of iraq out of the city. the other hard line group is spearheading the fight against the isil.
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another battle is making the lives of syrians even more difficult. aljazeera, beirut. >> germany helps destroy syria's chemical weapons. >> waste from the destroyed weapons is to be burned at a government facility in the town of munster. >> at least 14 army recruits have been killed and 30 more wounded in a suicide attack in iraq. police say a man with an explosive vest blew himself up in an air field in baghdad. the explosion occurred as the bomber stood with the recruits registers at the air field. >> a senior pakistani police officer known for arresting and killing several taliban fighters has been killed in a bombing in the city. three colleagues also died in the explosion. he was in an armored vehicle, part of a convoy.
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>> new members of parliament have been sworn in and there isn't a single member of the main opposition among them. the election was boy the companied, leaving them to win virtually uncontested. >> we have more. >> bangladesh's new parliament members have been sworn in. the main opposition b.n.p. is nowhere to be seen. they have boycotted the election. the opposition, a party an ally of the government just a few months ago. despite all this, the prime minister is beaming. she believes her party now has the upper hand. she pulled off the election in the midst of violent protest.
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activists are being thrown in jail. islamic political party is a strong factor behind the b.n.p.'s ability to shut down blockades. the outcry over the elections may force the government to compromise on its stance. india and bangladesh share one of the longest land borders in the world. >> india has defended bangladesh's decision to hold elections. for more, we are joined by school by our reporter covering bang lader. that good to have you on the program. new delhi supported the sheik
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and has been defending her decision to hold these elections. why? >> you have to understand that india has huge stakes in bangladesh. the boundaries share one of the longest borders in the world, over 400 kilometers actually, and i'm sure you know that india was present at the birth of bang will deash when the people decided to fight a civil war against pakistan and become an independent country. as you can imagine, india has very, very close relations with bangladesh, especially with the president and prime minister. india also has good releases with the opposition with the national party which you know has a part in the election. there's huge stakes, a long border, millions of immigrants both legal and illegal that come into india and most important of
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all, i would say is that the battle for bangladesh and the battle for the soul of bangladesh is really about radical islam and modern islam and india absolutely supports the moderate islamist party. >> i can understand that, but clearly, these elections have been wide hi criticized as lacking legitimacy and yet here's india defending them. i mean, could that reflect badly on india in the long run? >> i don't think so. you have to understand that india's stakes in bangladesh are much higher than any other country in the world. the americans did not send -- india was the only country that did send that service. the cause of the boycott of the
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election, it is a government that is -- that you know, there will be huge disappointment i think not only inside india, but inside bangladesh. you have to remember that the stakes are so high because of the reason i just outlined earlier. i think now india must talk to the leaders. there has to be a compromise for the sake of the people of bangladesh. it's an extremely divided country. the politics has been very strained. >> what happens then if the opposition ever come into power? has india burned its boats by allying itself so closely with her? >> i think there's no question
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about india not having relations with the groups. >> india is not very keen on the allies. surely it sees them as a potential supreme court risk. >> absolutely. i think that is has been the bain of bangladesh and also i think they are really the fount of the radical islamists that i was just talking about. i'm sure you know that in 1971, a man was hanged about just over a month ago in bangladesh. it was a scene of government and judiciary that went through with this. he was called a butcher because back in 1971, he oversaw the rape, attack and killing of 200
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people. he is a card carrying member, a very senior member. activists along with the bnc looted and pullinged and torched several homes belonging to the supporters of the iranie league. that's what i'm talking about. if the b.n.c. can separate itself, i think she will gladly reach on you to her opposition -- >> ok. i'm so sorry to interrupt. we're going to have to leave it there. thank you indeed for joining us, very interesting to get your thoughts there. speaking to us live from new delhi. >> five workers have been killed in an explosion at a chemical factory in japan. at least 17 others have been injured. investigators expect a chemical reaction involving hydrogen
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caused the blast. >> meanwhile, the tokyo electric power company is still struggling to contain the disaster at the fukushima plant. the effects of the radiation that have been released into the air and water may never truly be known. we look at the effects of the disaster. >> this is as far as you can go before entering the exclusion zone surrounding the fukushima daiichi power plant. inside, the power company is struggling to contain the on going nuclear disaster. the japanese government says the situation is under control, so we traveled here to find out whether that is in fact true, or if the world still needs to be worried. >> david mcneil has been covering the fukushima disaster since it began nearly three years ago. >> how serious a crisis do we still have here? >> i think this is an on going
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crisis. you've had a series of ad hoc strategies designed to deal with the cries that's right in front of you. >> the real headache comes from the hundreds of tons of melted radioactive fuel in reactors one, two and three. >> they only have the vaguest idea of where that fuel sits, the molten fuel and what they have to do is keep it cool with water. if they don't, radiation escapes and we're back to square one. >> a on the stop flow of water is necessary to keep the melted down uranium cool. they have built thousands of tanks to store the daily flood of contaminated water and they're running out of space. >> the tanks have mushroomed. it's a forest of tanks, over 1,000 of them. >> and then there's the ground water. after years of denial, the power company admitted this fall that contaminated ground water is flowing into the pacific at a volume of an olympic sized
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swimming pool every week. it's this deluge of radioactive water. >> this scientists spent his career studying the spread of radiation. now he is studying fukushima. >> what people in the united states want to know is when that water is going to reach u.s. soil. what would you say? >> the heavy leak, major leak in may, april and may.
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>> i can't say that. >> because they capture most of the contaminated ground water in a port outside the plant, he says few areas outside of fukushima are effected. >> that scary graphic is actually an altered noa map showing the tsunami's path in 2011. american officials say there is no evidence of unsafe fish in the american food supply. it's reassuring, but all bets are off if the company doesn't come up with a long term strategy to plug the leaking plant.
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killed in the past month.nuculan many millions have fled their homes. >> nigeria's army says it's killed more than 30 fighters, issuing a statement saying soldiers foiled a attack on residents. >> france's president says they'll reduce the number of troops in mali by february that are there to help fight al-qaeda rebels. they say the situation is well at hand. mali is still struggling. >> it's almost been a year since french troops arrived with a mission to drive fighters out of their northern strongholds and retore order. troubles began when al-qaeda backed groups and tribesman began pouring into central mali, leaving to this one stable nations worst crisis in decades. following military success, the french president now says he'll greatly reduce the number of troops on the ground. >> we're in the process of completing our mission in mali.
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the numbers will diminish woman 2,500 to 1600 in the middle of february. then they will decline to 1,000, the necessary number to make sure there is no resurgence. there will still be some groups of terrorists present. >> despite confidence that the mission is coming to an end, mali still faces serious problems. there are reports that fighters are regrouping in the north and france's involvement is said not to be welcome. >> what i see as negative is the return of mali under french in flu ebbs. i don't think that reports are al-qaeda leaving the area are true. al-qaeda hasn't left. it's just keeping out of sight. >> for the french, a that means efforts to stabilize the country could be undermind. no amount of troops will quell the fight for independence.
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>> history tells us that no foreign forces have success, even if they manage to stay for one, two, five or six years. i do not expect any success for any force coming here trying to control the area without coordination with the hole people. >> before the troubles began, mali was one of africa's fastest growing economies but its recovery remains from this jail. aljazeera. >> let's get more no, sir from europe now. back to lauren. >> continued anger in london over the verdict that a man shot by police was lawfully killed, although he did not have a weapon in his hands. his death sparked riots which spread across the capitol and a year cities in england. outside court, expecting london's police fort struggled to be heard. a warning contains flash
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photography. >> they say an injustice has been done. >> we came for justice today. we don't feel that we're leaving with justice. we feeling we're leaving with a great injustice. we aren't going to hide. we don't feel we have anything to hide for. the people who need to hide, they know who they are. we've got nothing to hide. we've done nothing wrong. we fight for justice. we find out where we go from here. >> we have more. >> the killing of mark doing began in 2011 was the spark for a complex and combustible tinder box of social and economic sanctions. there was rioting that started in the aftermath in north london, which spread throughout the country, so clearly issues of race and policing are very
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sensitive ones indeed. that's why london's police chief sat down with community leaders and local politicians here at scotland yard earlier today. one notable absence from that meeting was the family. they were still too angry at the verdict to be able to talk face-to-face with police, but we did hear from the assistant commissioner for london's metro police service. >> ordinary men and women from london, that's what a jury is. they looked at all the evidence, not the rumor, the evidence and concluded that he was lawfully killed. he had picked up a weapon, had it in the car with him. in the split seconds before the confrontation, he threw it. >> police are to have video cameras which might help in cases like this. it won't help the mistrust that exists at the moment between the
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police and london's asian and black communities. that's a much bigger problem which will take much longer to address. >> time is running out for egyptians running abroad to cast a vote on the countries new constitution. >> it's another working day for these egyptians in britain preparing to vote on a new cops substitution almost a week before people in egypt. the man who runs this west london community center says he hopes the results of the referendum is a resounding yes. >> this constitution gives everyone in egypt the right, and look at articles, look at woman's right, children's right within look at the religious people right, so this has covered everything. >> in the 2012 constitutional referendum, egyptian christian abroad voted in eggs specially
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large in connection. the bishop says he hopes that will be repeated this time around. >> my concern is if people sit home and i'm speaking to everybody, if people sit home, they can only blame themselves for what might happen if their voice is lost. so, whether people agree or disagree, they should go out and make that choice known. >> voting abroad the last five days, a chance for millions of expatriots to have their say, but around the world, fewer than 700,000 have registered. many voting at the embassy in london say they'll vote yes. >> future for egypt, you know, and the way we felt, you know, that the roadmap worked out properly and everything would be ok. >> plenty of egyptians have turned up here to have their say on the constitution, but opinion is just as divided among
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egyptians outside the country as it is in egypt itself. >> some expatriots are answering a call to boycott the referendum. the constitution was drafted by parties which supported the overthrow of president morsi last year. >> i don't recognize what's going object there from the government, which is backed. >> for many, this vote is the start to bringing that will be the to a troubled nation. aljazeera, london. >> three aljazeera journalists have been detained in egypt without charge for 12 days. they've that had detention extended by 15 days. they are accused of spreading lies harmful to state security and joining a terrorist group. aljazeera says the allegations are fabricated. the three are held separately in prison outside cairo.
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>> peter has worked extensively across africa. this journalist has worked for several enter nat media companies and the red cross. >> he worked as a producer for most of last year. another two network journalists have been detained for the last five months. a verdict in the case against one expected thursday has now been postponed until february 2. there's been yet another migrant rescue, the italian navy rescue 100 people. more than 1,000 migrants were rescued over 48 hours. it's usually a quiet period for boat journeys. >> a french judge ordered a ban to be lifted. monday, the cities banned a
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comedian. a judge clears the way for him to perform in a few hours time to an audience of more than 5,000. >> tonight, he will be on stage to perform a show that will either be the show the wall or a different show if the court specifically bans that show. >> >> france's national debt is in the danger zone. france's national debt stands at 93.4% economic output, up from 92% a year ago. by one measure, $41,000 is owed by each person in france. >> last year, 3,630 rolled off the production line in southern england, the highest number in
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its history. rolls royce is taking on more employees. bentley had had an increase in sales. >> lead to printers have used to create shoes to handguns. now a spanish company in vented a machine that prints food. >> it's a meal, but not as weapon it. >> that's a design plate that we have. >> it marks a new phase in kitchen appliances. a dish like this pizza is programmed, then a short wait while the meal of your choice is brimsed out. using capsules of fresh ingredients, the point is to get people preparing add difficult free food without too much fuss.
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it might seen futuristic, but not out of reach. if you can print your own meals, it brings the term convenience food to a mole new level. >> it is a lead to printer, so you can say reduce print free food. it's a technology kitchen appliance, but it is a kitchen appliance to make cooking easier. >> we put it to the test. >> anyone, 3-d printed cookies, get them right here. >> that's cool. >> that's awesome. >> it's been printed out, but how is it done? it's good. it tastes like a normal cookie. >> it tastes enter delicious. it's really good. >> for some, the idea is perhaps a little too radical. >> no, thank you.
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>> it's from a printer? no. i don't trust it. >> printing a meal might take some time to catch on. it is still in the preliminary stages and it's not a complete process. a dish would still need to be properly floyd and cooked and that's why human skill can't be replaced. for some discerning diners, being fed by printer might be hard to swallow. >> that was the aljazeera logo going on at the end. i wonder what flavor it was. let's go back to doha. >> a hot and spicy flavor, obviously. coming up here, we've got all the sport, the amateur footballer was a very early contender for goal of the year. stay with us.
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>> mex can he have is known for its architecture wonders. >> the canal is one of the biggest tourist attractions in mexico city, a welcome escape from the concrete and high rises, where people can enjoy the canals once used by the and see techs. these waterways hold many stories. nowhere is that truer than here on the island of the dolls. it looks like a scene from a
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horror movie, hundreds of dolls strung up and hanging from trees. >> a man started collecting the dolls after finding dolls. >> he found them and started hanging them up to protect him and scare away the spirit of the girl. >> now, every year, more and more tourists come to visit the island. people like linda flores. >> in mexican culture, there are legends about dolls. people believe that they can trap evil spirits and stop them from harming anyone. >> some of these dolls come from columbia, australia and russia, brought here by visitors from all over the world. this is not the only frightening folk tale that has origins here.
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>> a legend of the weeping woman is a frightening tale performed yearly about a woman who drowns her own children in these canals instead of surrendering to the spanish conquerors. >> we have 17 communities and all have their own legends. we have one about men turning into animals. >> the island of the dolls is definitely not an ancient attraction, but it's probably one of the most bizarre. it's proof that the mystery which has also surrounded these canals is still very much alive today. aljazeera, mexico city. >> creepy dolls you don't want to give to your daughter. >> let's move to sport. a ceremony in nigeria will crown
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a footballer. he's short listed for player of the year. he's up against a former winner who won the award in 2006 and 2009. also on the short list, a nigerian player. the last nigerian to win was in 2009. >> another of the contenders for word footballer of the year returned to action after two months out with injury. he scored twice in barcelona. he wants to spend the rest of his career at the spanish club.
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>> wow him, they still gave barcelona an eight minute lead. he hadn't played since november 10 due to a hamstring injury. he got ready to come off the bench in the second half and was awarded a penalty. fabregas had his second goal from the spot. have gone to a shunnedderrous reception amounted in the 89t 89th minute marked his return by scoring. he wasn't finished. there was time for him to make a
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second. >> the free kick caught the goalkeeper off guard to give the second division side the 1-0 advantage. the league worries put to one side as they won 1-0. it's all square after their first leg encounter per rona gave them a lead. only on the field a couple of minute witness be he equalized for the hosts midway through the second half. that tie will resume at one apiece. >> under increasing pressure to keep his job following the thumping loss to manchester city
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in the final. the star the of the show scored a hat trick. they were beaten 5-0 in the f.a. cup days ago. >> the draw for the australian open will be held friday, the year's first tennis grand-slam where the main leader presents. away surprise star in the women's draw ranked 108th in the world ousted the second seed in the semifinals. wing 4-6, 4-3, the first to ever reach the final. >> moving into the last four, the australian 6-4, 6-3.
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>> word tennis number seven is through to the final in melvin. swept aside the opponent in straight sets. seeded seventh for the year's first grand slam, he'll face his frenchman in the final. >> the new york rangers a rare home defeat, beating the blackhawks 3-2 scoring a tie breaking goal in the third period. it's the hawks first home regulation loss since the start of december. >> philadelphia made it 10 straight home wins by beating montreal 3-1, their longest home winning streak for 10 years and put the flyers up to fourth in the eastern conference. >> the injury plagued l.a. lakers were missing kobe bryant and several others and beaten by
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the houston rockets wednesday. james harden led the way for the rockets with a season high final score 113-99. >> two time all-star luol deng has been practicing with the cleveland cavaliers for the first time since his trade from the chicago bulls. that he's excited about the move, but the most challenging part has been explaining it to his mom. >> it's been awkward. the hardest part, i had my family over for christmas and news and my mom doesn't really understand being traded. to me, that was one of the hardest things i had to do, explain to her that the organization i've been with nine years no longer wanted me there. she couldn't understand why. she feels like, you know, i'm a nice guy, i get along with everybody, so i had to explain to her and she was asking me are you not playing well, what's
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going on, so that was the hardest part. >> an indoor footballer in spain put in a very early contender for goal of the year. he nails this speck the accident leer overhead kick. he is known at e.k. and this goal was one of three he scored on the day. very nice, too, that is all the sport for now. >> thanks very much i didn't know deed. i'll see you later on. shipping containers aren't just for carrying goods on huge ships. in the canadian city of toronto, they're also the basis of a new idea called business in a box. we explain. >> almost indestruct i'll, easy to move by truck, train or ship, the standard steel container is getting a new lease on life. add stylish wooden walls, electricity, tables and an espresso maker and this one's a cafe bar. here in toronto, it's on display
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for urban planners invited to see the cities first container street market. >> we started off with one container, now we've got what is it, 19 stalls, and we've got a waiting list of about 30-40 people. >> on that a business trip to ghana, kevin lee saw battered rusty containers used as barbershops and other businesses. back home in toronto, he called his imported idea business in a box. >> so this is market 707, a unique con fluence of spacious sidewalks, shipping containers and a whole world of delicious seafood. >> business rents are high in this city, so this program connects entrepreneurs with a subsidized space, advice on loans and other services and a prime time street level location to sell his crates that it
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allows us to start a business quickly at low cost and provide different options within a very small area. >> from crepes to currie, bike rares to handy crafts, there's's a lot you can buy here and there are proposals to develop that a container maltwo stories high with bigger shops, offices and public space. it adds street life and jobs to a downtown area that needs both. >> it brings life to the street, it brings economic opportunity to a neighborhood that struggles at times, and creates a social environment, which is safer and more beautiful, so what part of that equation doesn't make it a success? >> finding new uses for shipping containers are isn't unique, but turning a battered teal box into a business and helping people do it with cheap rent in needy communities makes this program something that planners and activists want to replicate elsewhere in the city and around the world. >> that's it from the news hour
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