>> this is al jazeera. >> welcome to the news hour, i'm sammy zadan if in doha. these are the top stories. prisoner exchange. goodwill nature ahead o ahead oe syrian peace summit but will iran be there? >> we would welcome iran's presence if iran is coming to participate for the purposes of the conference.
>> a final farewell, ariel sharon is put to rest. >> news from europe, including britain's prime minister announces fracking, shale-gash rush. and remembering those who died aboard the costa concordia two years after the ship ran aground. >> it's just nine days until a summit to try and end the fighting in syria. it's still not known whether the internationally recognized opposition group will attend, and, inside syria, al qaeda linked fighters are the ones making gains now. there's also disagreement among the terms, iran should attend but now at a meeting in paris, u.s. and russia have come up with some goodwill gestures. they've agreed to push the
syrian government to create humanitarian corridors and ease the flow of aid to areas most affected by fighting. they also want a cease fire around aleppo, the heaviest city focus of fighting lately. pushing for prisoner exchanges between the government and opposition groups. let's hear more on that question of iran's attendance to geneva, continues to cause friction between u.s. and russia. here is what their envoys had to say. >> we would welcome their participation if iran is coming for the purposes of participating in the conference. that is not a matter of ideology. but practicality. if they are going to participate for the purpose of the goals of the conference they are welcome. >> the principle that everyone is invited should fully fourth the communique, not all would
agree to that. there are certain members who have been invited to the conference who do not want the dorches succeed. >> jackie roland has the latest from paris. >> trying to look for positive subjects to emphasize given the whole doubt, nine days ahead of the geneva talks about what exactly will take place across that conference table. they have been stressing the possibility of a limited cease fire for example around the city of aleppo. they've also been talking about possible prisoner exchanges and also a possible agreement by the regime forces to allow the creation of humanitarian corridors. but at the same time, none of this can detract from the fact that we're still not sure who will be sitting at that table, neither on the opposition side nor representing the regime of bashar al-assad. the oirption is certainly under pressure -- opposition is
certainly under pressure not to cave in not to agree to any talking formula that would allow bashar al-assad to cling on longer to power. however on the government side they're saying they'll come to the talks but not fooling under so much pressure to look for a political solution since mill tailor, things have been improving for them, they have been making advances. but whether iran will be taking part in the conference, russia feels they will have a meaningful voice, but unless the iranian would be to accept ultimately a transition of power in syria. >> now, inside syria, the islamic state of iraq and the levant has apparently executed another part of the group, on
the outskirts of aleppo city. activists say opposition fighters could lose the strategic district of sheik najah, andy gallagher reports. >> islamic state of iraq and the levant, or i.s.i.l. are gaining ground. al bab in the northeast is said to be in their control following an overnight raid. wheurch rebel fight -- 100 rebel fighters were killed by the i.s.i.l. in fighting between the i.s.i.l. and rebel groups has intensified in the last few days, with some reports suggesting 500 people have died during vicious fighting. situation on the ground is already a complesmed one but -- accomplished one but all sides in the conflict to come together for peace talks later this month in switzerland. and the i.s.i.l.'s reported gains could make that harder.
meanwhile in the eastern country side of hama rebel groups claim to have killed 25 government sol swrers and renewed attacks on -- soldiers and have renewed attacks on checkpoints, one of those under heavy shelling, the peace conference is scheduled to take place on january the 22nd. andy gallagher, al jazeera. >> now richard barrett is a senior vice president for the sufan group, also a former british diplomat. joins us from new york. good to have you with us. let's look at the groups and what's going on these days in syria. the i.s.i.l, as we often refer to them in the media, the islamic state of iraq and the levant linked to al qaeda, although they have taken al bad today reportedly, is the overall picture they're losing ground they're being squeezed inside
syria? >> i think it's rather hard to say at this stage because on one day they appear to be losing ground and on the next day they appear to be redpaing it. a lot depends on what's happening on the other side of the border in iraq because they are able to reinforce their units in syria by fighters from iraq if they're not going to be involved in fighting add fallujah. that's why we've seen this balance back to i.s.i.l. because they've been able to bring reenforcements in from iraq. >> all right let's talk about the groups fighting against them. is it the flee syrian army, so-called the free syrian army, loose group there, and the islamic front together? do we know exactly who they're up against? >> well, i think one ability that the i.s.i.l. has above all others is to unite everybody against it. so i think that all groups are pretty much against it.
i know the al nusra front, the other al qaeda group in syria has been slightly more ambiguous, in wanting to be a mediator among the groups but they have recently lost several fighters to i.s.i.l. so they are probably more inclined to side with the freems, wha free syrian army, the muja hadeen. >> where is the syrian national coalition in all of this? who do they represent on the ground? when you are in yshes and go through check -- syria and go through checkpoints you hardly ever see a checkpoint or street or area. >> you're absolutely right, this is one of the big, big problems and certainly a big problem for the geneva conference. if they could pull themselves
together and project a sort of unified policy then some of the groups might come behind them. but i think one of the reasons why the islamists have been able to get so much support is really there is very much alternative to bashar al-assad's regime aside from the islamist traditions, you are comfortable outside and in the meantime we're dying here inside. >> all right, read the crystal ball a little bit for us will you? where will this fighting between the opposition ultimately lead inside syria? will we have an alignment of and syrian groups? >> i think al qaeda groups are going to be there because i think equally groups have a motivation and determination which adds to the efforts of the
other rebel groups. so long as they are not fighting the other rebel groups i think the other rebel groups will be happy to have authentic alongside. the battle really becomes with one sort of al qaeda against another sort of al qaeda. i think the i.s.i.l. maybe they will be able to hold on to a certain amount of territory but i think there will be continuing tension between them and other rebel groups probably will last now for some time. >> thanks so much for your thoughts on that. >> thank you. >> the former israeli prime minister ariel sharon is being buried in the negev desert. sharon died on saturday at the age of 65 after a prolonged time in a coma. >> casket in the knesset plaza weren't impressive in size,
totally only a few -- totaling only a few thousand. but a monument figure in israel's history. several foreign ministers and former british prime minister tony blare. he said negotiations had often been difficult but ground in one objective. >> he did not pursue peace as a dreamer but he did dream of peace. and an end to war. >> u.s. vice president joe biden said, sharon had always been vigilant in protecting the jewish people but was open to compromise with israel's neighbors. >> we'll never know what the ultimate arc of ariel sharon's life would have been had he physically been able to pursue his stated goal. but we do know this: as prime minister he surprised many. >> prime minister benjamin netanyahu an ally who turned adversary over sharon's decision to pull out of the gaza strip
took the position to being restate his are country's knowledge position. >> act in every way possible to prevent iran from become capable of acquiring newark weapons. >> the eulogies also are included recognition of his human side, by his comrades in arms, rescued him from near certain death in the battle field. an army care van carried him to his place of burial. eight generals then bore sharon's body to the grave site he now shares with his wife on the quietings family farm that one of his most relentless warriors chose for his final resting place. tom ackerman, al jazeera, jeurm.
immediate release of 5 al jazeera journalists, mohamed fahmy and peter greste are accused of spreading lies harmful ting state security. al jazeera says the allegation he are fabricated. held in separate cells. the others are from our are are affiliates. they have been detained for five months now. ian black joins us. what prompted you to sign this petition? >> like my other colleagues, simply unacceptable journalists going about their jobs in a professional way arrested held without charge and accused under
face of competing nonsensically of being a member of a terrorist organization. just flies in the face of the -- of professional standards and behavior and smacks of politicization of being with the media. very unfortunate and not surprising it has created such a strong and unified response from so many of us who work in this part of the world, the middle east. >> from the arrest of journalists to the arrest of political parties reportedly putting up political posters, how do you see the environment developing in egypt? >> it's clearly a very bad time for egypt. anybody who has worked there as a journalist in recent months as i have, knows that it's a very, very polarized ugly atmosphere. there is a lot of hostility to
the foreign media, and that's something that i think,alities professional people are prepared to live with, up to a point. and this goes beyond that point. of being subject to these kind of arbitrary measures. journalists are accustomed to, ready to work in difficulty circumstances, understand this is highly charged but if they become targets simply because they are doing their job that creates a new situation, one that will inevitably have a very margininmargin -- dmafnlging efn egypt's reputation. first of all, a matter for them, but of enormous interest to others and as representatives of the international media i think there is reasonable reason to expect that we are allowed to do our jobs without hindrance and without this sort of evident
harassment. >> ian black from the guardian newspaper. thanks so much for joining us. you're watching the al jazeera news hour. still ahead, tens of thousands fill the streets of bangkok, to force the government out. three years without a single coast of polio. india is on course of being declared free of the disease for the first time ever. >> and can christiano renaldo advance to the world of football, later in sports. the british prime minister has announced huge financial incentives for shale gas extraction. the controversial energy source known as fracking. more on this and the rest of the european news, it is over to
lauren in london. lauren. >> thanks femi. twice as much as for other businesses, prime minister david cameron made the announcement as he visited the shale gas fracking site. where oil company totale has just committed $50 million for extraction. >> we have the strongest environmental controls in this country. nothing would go ahead if there were environmental dangers. i think people can be reassured by that but i actually believe it's when these wells go ahead, when people start to see the benefit, when they see there aren't environmental concerns they will see it's quite right that this is part of our long term economic plan. >> the british ecological survey estimates there might be 50 trillion are cubic meters underground. totale is to buy a percentage of
the gas drilling. permits to drill in the northwest. rich halems is at one of the biggest fracking e exploreatory sites. >> they are about to protest about a rig that is about a kilometer in that direction. currently drilling down into the soil underneath the ground that i'm standing on and it's exploring for shale gas. the people here say that that is in the long run going to be detrimental to the environment. they think that there will be contamination to the local water table, to the water supply, they think that there might be an increased risk of earthquakes and they also think that the u.c. should be concentrating on renewable sources of energy and not doubling down on fossil
fuels. i'll say that the people around this area the locals seem to agree with the protestors who are here on the way to where i'm standing, part from the houses there are plenty of buildings that have frack-off posters in the windows. there seems to be a whole lot of antipathy to the whole fracking idea. the government is looking at great envy what's going on in the u.s. over the last few years where the united states frack being boom has essentially meant that the u.s. is now pretty much gas self-sufficient and that's given u.s. manufacturers a great economic advantage. they're much more competitive than they used to be. it's really helped with the u.s.'s economic recovery and the u.k. is looking at that and saying it wants a piece of that pie. >> the second anniversary of the costa concordia disaster. capsized off the coast of the
small italian island. as claudio lavongo reports, it is far from a small anniversary. >> two years after the cruise liner capsized off the island of giglio, they remember the 32 passengers who lost their lives. the island's mayor says that it's important to remember the tragedy but he looks forward to putting it behind him. >> translator: we will finally be relieved to see it go away. this should have never happened in the first place. let alone on an island like this one. >> reporter: meanwhile many survivors observed a minute's silence in the trial where the shipwreck trial is still ongoing. >> we were the persons who had the problems. we were the person who get near to death.
and a firm like this who makes millions or billions of dollars, spends so less money or nothing to us that it's unbelievable. >> this could be the last anniversary of the shipwreck with the concordia is just off the island. it was announced the shipwreck will finally be towed away in june. the port will be chosen in march. four of them are in italy but france, britain, turkey and china are also competing for the lucrative commission. the next phase is to make it floatable again. 15 giants water tanks will be soon annexed to the damage stashestarboard side. they will be emptied to give the ship buoyancy.about the dock
wise vanguard, the largest semi submergible ship will be used to sail the ship away for its last journey at sea. >> i'm joined life by cary lant. >> the commemoration continues here. only an hour ago a song was played in memory of the 32 passengers who died in the shipwreck. but at the exact time of the shipwreck two years ago, 9:45 p.m. local time, the islanders will join in a torch lit procession. at the same time the church bells will ring and the fog horns will wail across the bay in what the islanders and the survivors hope will be the last
>> my generation is fed up with corruption in a country. we don't care who will lead us in the future. just as long as they are not corrupt. >> protest leaders say their shutdown will last at least 15 days. there is no doubt that these antigovernment protestors have achieved what they wanted, causing major protest in bangkok. but their long term goal is unseating the prime minister. the protestors have again given a deadline to the care taker prime minister, yingluck shinn yingluckshinawat, the opposition party supports the shutdown. their leader admits the change will take commitment. >> the people are out here, they all want a better future for thailand and they think we
cannot go on with politics as usual. it's going to hurt in the short term. >> that's not great words for sechi raruja. his business is way down. >> has chosen to shut down bangkok because he wants to end corruption but the longer the political crisis continues in thailand, the lest the government responds. i hope sutap will end this very soon. >> someuta about rvetion has called this the final battle,. >> flood lands in the philippines, low lying villages, it's estimated more than 130,000 people have been affected across ten provinces. thousands have evacuated their homes, the same area was hit by typhoon in 2012 killing nearly
2,000 people. the dmeer indonesiaian indonesi, critics say it will lead to mass layoffs and an increase in the national deficit. still to come on the show: canada's quebec province debates whether government workers should be banned from wearing religious symbols. plus, from the powerful to the practical, which models are getting the biggest buzz at the detroit motor show. and with the winter olympics less than a month away, australia's medal hopefuls fairs recovery time. >> next we consider sacrifice
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lavrov gather. air rel sharon is laid to rest, he was 85 years old and had been in a coma for eight years. the mass commemoration of the sinking of the costa concordia. , sit in at the courthouse where the ship's captain is being held on trial for manslaughter. polio attacks the nervous system and can cause irreversible paralysis. high le infectious it spreads in
is areas with poor sanitation. but it can be prevented by vaccination. in fact there are only three countries left where polio remains endemic. afghanistan, nigeria and pakistan. faces many challenges in maintaining that record, from new delhi, liddy dutt reports. >> this doctor has been treating patients with polio for 30 years. a national campaign to vaccinated hundreds of millions of indian children against the disease is likely to lessen the doctor's future caseload. >> now because the prevalence has gone down, i see older and older patients coming to me. there is a huge backlog out there but they are still there. but we feel happy that i don't have to be with a freshly
paralyzed case of poliomyelitis. >> poor sanitation, bad water quality, and a large number of people living in small spaces once constituted a perfect breeding ground for the disease. but greater public awareness and good project management mean health workers haven't reported a polio case here in years. >> the success of india is the greatest shorten for the pole yo initiative. because if india had stumbled over the last couple of years, last three years, any time during the last three years the word would have been completely discouraged. >> this thing may be a part of the past, but india, defending
its polio record. people are traveling from afghanistan, pakistan and nigeria pose the greatest threat but the country is well praird to deal with -- prepared to deal with new cases. >> very, very highly sensitive level because that's what's going to pick up in importation. >> five is years ago, india counted for half of all pole yo cases dploablly but thanks to an eradication program, hospital boards only deal with patients that deal with paralysis as a result of cases they comeeived years ago. marking a significant achievement for health authorities in one of the world's most populous countries. liddy dutt, al jazeera, new del
delhi. >> first and foremost is of course the will and resolve of the people of india. that's supported by the strong commitment by the government of india that was backed it by putting in domestic financial resources. and this political commitment really translated into very detailed planning to make sure that the hundreds of millions of children who needed to get vaccinated in india and get vaccinated repeatedly were vaccinated. that required an almost administrative mobilization and very close monitoring data that was required for corrective action. so it was a combination of factors supported by the polio partnerships and particularly the role of rotaryians in indian should be appreciated in india.
>> discussing the war in syria iraqi government also has its own fight to deal with. it's battling al qaeda linked fighters in al anbar province. one of the locations where there's al qaeda linked fighters is taking hold. 183 families were displaced, when the islamic state of iraq and the levant took over the area nearly two weeks ago. let's go back to laura in london with some more news from europe. >> thank you, sammy. president's right to privacy after claims he has had been having an affair. are francois hollande was in a relationship, politicians in france are trying to maintain the tradition of respect for the
privacy of public figures. >> translator: today there is perhaps a more voiristi voyeuric scrutiny of it. but my view, private life is private life. >> international effort to end the conflict in central african republic and syria. ing mark the beginning of a desired peace process but his strongest words were saved for treatment of children and the issue of abortion which he said was further evidence of a throw-away culture. >> translator: it is frightful teen think there are children victims of abortion who will never see the light of day. children being used as soldiers, abused, killed in armed conflicts and children being bought and sold in that terrible form of modern slavery which is human trafficking which is a crime against humanity. >> the european aircraft
manufacturer airbus it has had a record year. 1619 orders and delivered planes just behind its rival, boeing. larger planes are the key to keeping up with demand. >> how are you going to get more people, twice as many people ainto charles de gaulle, twice as many into london heathrow, jfk, singapore, hong kong, just magically having twice as many airplanes flying around 15 years from now? no we're not. we have to go to bigger aircraft. >> the number of sms messaging has fallen for the first time since the technique was are begun 20 years ago.
160 instant messages, technology expert adrian mars what's driving the change in messaging habits? >> these competition from instant messaging services, there are so many of them, microsoft live, aol what's that, list goes on and on. but one of the big contributors is imessage, automatically routes a message via sms, it is completely transparent to the user so you don't have a conscious choice to use it. so as iphone spreads they automatically eat into this market. >> for many years, successful companies around the world have been spending their exr money on art. which corporation own which works and look what they do with them. to coincide with the launch some
of the works have been gone on display. simon mcgreg orwood went to have a look. >> art owned by big companies worldwide is worth billions. these scottish paintings were owned buy bank, today they and the bank belong to j.p. morgan. are firm specializing in modern art and this famous painting by magritte is owned by another company. why, apparently it's not investment, it's all about image. >> if you go into an office, just before it's occupied, a brand-new office, what do you see? you see rows of desks and computers. and it's gray and it's beige and you say to yourself what is this
organization? the answer is, it's on the wall. >> there is a view that once a company buys a work of art, it is then forever hidden from the public view and that's somehow a bad thing. well this new book and this excision seeks to challenge that view. they think companies are increasingly good at displaying and sharing their work, they're good at art education and of course the deep pockets are very good for the artists themselves. a norwegian company onus these, it has its own gallery and awards a prize to a new artist every year. this photo by cartier bresson is part of what it calls its cultural policy. the basic message we would have believe, is we shouldn't be too suspicious about corporates scooping up art. it may be better than paintings
like this picasso, ending up in some anonymous billion air's basement, but some argue that public art like this deserves public display, all the people all the time. simon mcgregor wood, al jazeera, london. >> let's go back to sammy in doha. >> detroit auto show opposite for the media and industry insiders this week. doors open to the public on saturday. the auto industry in the u.s. has seen it's strongest sales in the u.s. since 2007. increase of 8% over 2012. ford, for example, saw $7.6 billion worth of trucks, that's more trucks than the total number of vehicles sold by each of the popular car makers.
al jazeera's john hendren has more from detroit. >> here at the north american auto show the excitement is largely about gm in its home town. i'm standing in front of the cadillac line but it's really a company person being celebrated more here today, that is mary bara, the first female chief executive, the comeferld silverado was named -- the chevrolet silverado was named the top truck. f-150 pickup truck, a big seller, have made it with military grade aluminum, making it 700 pounds lighter and better gas mileage. and luxury area of the market, not long from now mercedes is
announcing its new c class car, that's going ocompete in the low end against bmw which is introducing its new 2 series. last year it was mercedes that won that competition. this year we will see. >> 300 thousand residents of west virginia in the u.s. are now able to bathe and drink tap water once again. the chemical spill in the elk river near charleston turned the water green and smelled like licorice. >> still to come on the news hour. >> and the golden globe goes to: >> hollywood kicks off its annual award season with the golden globes. have all the highlights. and novak djokovic has a winning
>> welcome back. the canadian province of quebec is considering banning employees from wearing religious symbols in the workplace. divided a population. daniel lack reports from montreal. >> montrealers with big dreams. two women want to work in the public sector helping others. but there's a problem. quebec wants to stop workers
from wearing religious symbols like hajabs. >> aimed at jews and christians, i'm not going to choose between religion and work. absolutely, that's not how the law should be. >> this is what they're talking about. it's from an official government document and basically it says if you work for the civil service you can't use nakabs or hajabs, it is called the charter of quebec values. at public consultations around quebec, the minister responsible says quebec can't favor one religion over another. >> if you are religiously neutral while you are on the job you should not be allowed to display your religious convictions to others. out of respect for everyone for
everyone, for every 48th and believe and nonbelief. >> there's been a backlash, these two veiled daycare workers appeared to hateful tabloid media coverage. asked us to keep their identity secret. good for me, the big issue is for someone to force me to take off my nejab or force me basically to tell me i can't work because this is a choice i made. >> universities hospital he and municipalities including montreal have objected to the proposals some say they won't enforce them. this city council ohsaa says he doesn't know if this would allow him to continue in office. >> i have been recently reelected, i have been able to defend my duties and the interest of my citizens and i've asked the question, how is my wearing a nepa prohibited me
from that task,. >> french speaking quebecers and in rural areas, but much less popular among english speakers. this is set to continue as the government holds more public hearings and possibly makes it part of the election campaign in 2014. daniel lack, al jazeera, montreal. >> let's catch up on the other sports news. raul. >> the world's best footballer is set to be crowned, three men short listed for the prize. who helped munich win five championships. and leon messier, the 26-year-old scored goals in 2013 and then christiano renaldo.
earlier we spoke to our sports correspondent lee wells, he says the abilities are clear for all to see but one who stands out. >> christiano reynaldo is the standout. what a record, 66 goals in 56 games, eight hat-tricks, and finals against sweden, whilst it was a good performance from portugal, he was the man really with that hat-trick, it's been the first time he has won it since 2008 and i think it would be richly deserved. i think few would dispute that he deserves it. you have to feel that messier is slightly unlucky in that he missed a few games and still managed to score 42 goals. i don't think this is quite his time, maybe 2014 will be his time, with world cup coming up.
not goal scorin scoring prowesse other two, old fashioned term, isn't it, quite a player, whatever happens with frank ribbary, no one can take that away from him and also five trophies he managed to win, but i expect christiano renaldo to win. >> we'll have a chance of to reclaim top spot in the english premier league later. the gunners, sit two points off the top spot. their loss of a player until the end of the season. >> at the moment i believe that we have no shortage unless we have some other big injuries. so we are -- and that's why it's
important that we continue to focus on our performances and our next game, and the transfer plrkt is a distraction, that for me is not welcome. >> aac milan, 4-3 loss in syria on sunday. tennis day 2 of the australian open. know vac djokovic, the day was not entirely without upsets. >> the quest for a fourth excessive australian win was under way for novak djokovic.
>> well, we both hoped to get the right benefits and the right results right away, here in australia. we worked very hard, during the last 74 weeks, and we believe that hard work will pay off, as it was the case in the past. >> third seed david ferrer was barely troubled by colombian al allejandro hernandez. 6-2, 6-1 by serena williams. >> i think disappointed was the right word. it was a fantastic experience for me and i think vienna really showed why she was one of the greatest champions of all time.
it was an absolutely pleasure to be out there and have the game against her. >> katarina macarova. sixth seed was knocked out at the round of 87. by thailand. sara irani also making her exit, the seventh seed beaten in straight sets by julia gorjes. lathe holman, al jazeera. >> super bowl appearance they beat the carolina panthers in the nfl playoffs to reach the nfc championship. quarterback kaepernick's
touchdown, 49ers winning 23-10. the denver broncos have reached the championship game, 17-0 lead over the san diego chargers, san diego fought back in the fourth quarter, but the broncos held on to win 24-17. so that all means the broncos will play the patriots. the last time the two met in november, the patriots scraped past the broncos 34-30 in overtime. san francisco 49ers to the seattle seahawks. the austrian winner team, 27-year-old who is a three time gold medalist raimtion in an
austrian, could still be able to compete at next month's sochi winter olympics. that is all in sports. more later. >> thanks raul. now hollywood's leading lights have been out in force for the first big ceremony of the wawrdz season. the golden globes were handed out in a glittering ceremony in los angeles. carolyn malone reports in the big winner. >> welcome to the 71th annual golden globes water. the big winners were amy pohler and tina fey. >> matthew mcconaughey, lost 45 pounds or what actresses call, being in a movie.
>> the diet was worth it. mcconaghey won for best actor as well as his co-star, jarrod leto. >> steve mcqueen's depiction of precivil war slavery, 12 years a slave. catete blanchette, leonardo dicaprio was award he for his role in wolf of wall street. >> great beauty. overall american hustle came out on top with three awards
including for best comedy film. amy adams got the best actress for best comedy or musical. and jennifer lawrence won for best musical. >> thank you thank you. >> it makes -- >> with american hustle winning best comedy and 12 years a slave best drama, the two are front runners for winning best film for the oscars in march. >> another award ceremony but right now in zurich, leonel messe still waiting on the award. i think reynaldo is going to win it. >> that's because you want him
to win it. thanks very much, we'll be back for a full bulletin of news coming up in a few minutes. virginia in the wake of a toxic chemical spill. hundreds of thousands can't drink or bathe. >> the united states is reportedly considering sanctions on south sudan if the violence is not contained soon. thousands are packing into the camps if the risk of disease escalates. delegates are the ethiopia trying to hammer out a deal to apiece both sides. >> in central african republic, the president steps down. safety. >> an indian diplomat is back in her home country after the u.s. ordered her to leave on visa fraud charms. an american counterpart has been september packing. india's foreign minister says it is not a standoff.
>> these are >> for on the field news, we turn to the nfl. next week's conference championship matchups are set, new england will travel to denver, that means tom brady and the patriots will meet peyton manning for the third time. the 49ers travel to seattle to face their bitter rival for the third time this season. that's your look at sports this hour. >> getting a fresh start. >> from living the life that i live, i thought by now, i should be dead. >> a unique business that's giving troubled women a second
chance at ri. >> welcome to joorms. i'm stephanie sy. here are the stories we're following for you. relief for west virginia residents. water is turned back on for designated areas. former israeli prime minister ariel sharon is laid to rest. the motor city shows off the latest cars and trucks at the detroit auto show. if the supreme court is looking at a potential landmark case concerning president obama. the high court will examine whether or not the p