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>> violence flares as thousands much refugees try to break down the barriers at the greece-mast greece-macedonia border. i'm lauren taylor. this is al jazeera live from london. also coming up 1.5 million iraqis put on alert as the u.s. warns those downstream of a major dam. despite sporadic fighting, aid convoy arrives, during a shaky
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ceasefire. and donald trump refuses to disavow a known white supremacist. bottlenecks along the migration route, tensions flared between greece and last doanian yahmacedonia.situation is only o get worse, greece has warned it's unable to cope as thousands arrive, 1800 arrive at the port of pireaus. and the french authorities dismantle a refugee camp known as the jungle. here is a report from hoda abdel hamid who is in greece.
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>> impatient and exhausted, they first marched over the railway gate, demanding once again to be let through. but soon things got out of control. some refugees managed to tear down part of the tense. others hurled stones at macedonian forces on the other side of the fence. they responded with tear gas. but rumor had spread around the camp that the border had opened. hundreds of refugees ran towards the fence. van and her children were sitting around until the situation reached them. >> i couldn't see further up but then they fired tear gas, i fell with my kid while running away.
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this was wrong, we demand our rights. there is no need for violence. we have to be patient and slowly, slowly, everyone will get in. >> reporter: but it was in vain. mast zonian force he pushed everyone back and brought ds macedonian forces pushed everyone back. camp is overcongested and the uncertainty among refugees is overwhelming. emotions are running high. amine and her family arrived a day ago. they walked for hours to reach here after greek authorities stopped busing refugees to the border, overgrowing bottleneck. >> this is my feeling, it is no humanity in the camps. no humanity. finish. >> reporter: like many others she wonders what will happen next. some of the protesting refugees are still refusing to move back
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from the fence. >> tall people here, all the people they cannot, they say they are not step backs, we want to be here, without food without water, we don't need anything, we don't need, just to open the borders. >> reporter: but most refugees returned to their tents, even more worried now that europe will tighten its frontiers even further. hoda abdel hamid, al jazeera, along the greece-macedonian border. >> activists set fire to tents at a refugee camp being demolished by authorities. emma hayward reports. >> as workmen and the bulldozers moved in to try clear the camp so too did those trying ostop them. attempts were -- trying stop them. anger boiled over.activists and
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some refugees and mie migrants retaliated, throwing stones and setting fire to part of the camp. authorities used water cannon and tear gas to try to push them back. >> you could see the protesters didn't hesitate to start fires or throw stones to police. it is not acceptable that we need to restore security. >> the camp or the jungle as it's been known is home to several thousand refugees, many ending up in calais, hoping it will be a gateway to britain. u.k. wants to keep them out. men women and children are living here in limbo. >> i'm only worried this will class them not into the situation that the french government has offered, but
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camps all over, i am worried they will go missing. >> authorities say they are offering people better accommodation nearby or reception centers in different parts of the france. some have taken up that offer to move although it's being met by resistance with others. after months of desperation under being forced to live on the edge of wider authority. emma hayward, al jazeera. >> 93 have arrived in italy, hoping the keep can be a model for other nations to copy. there's been a suicide car bomb attack on baghdad's western outskirts. it happened at a security check point at abu ghraib. eight members of the iraqi
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security forces have been killed and 17 wounded. in a separate incident a suicide bomb are has blown himself up at a shia funeral home in iraq. eastern province diyalla, further 62 were injured. i.s.i.l. has claimed responsibility saying it killed six senior militia commanders. waledi spoke to us earlier. >> one of them is baghdad and also dielt l diyalla province h. security concerns always present for the authorities. there is another explosion in diyalla, there are security measures everywhere in all of these provinces but it seems these security measures are not enough or could not enough to prevent such explosion or for the explosion to have happened.
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>> authorities have warned people living downstream of the mosul dam to be ready to evacuate. floods could kill more than 1.5 million iraqis living along the tigris river. mosul is under the control of i.s.i.l. but the dam was recaptured by iraqi forces in august 2014. the fighting and budget crisis have disrupted the dam's crucial maintenance program. a u.n. aid convoy has reached one of several besieged towns in syria. dozens of trucks have arrived at the rebel held complex of ma madamea. the u.n. has tried to reach 150,000 syrian in the five day truce brokered by u.s. and russia. despite the pause in fighting, the syrian government has reportedly taken land, u.n.
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blames russia, using heavy artillery and barrel bombs. moscow blames rebel fighters. opposition party says continued breaches would make new talks unattainable. countries backing talks aimed at something to the conflict syria are meeting in geneva to discuss attacks since cessation of hostilities began on saturday. the u.n. foreign minister called for quimpletion. confirmation. >> ul this needs to be verified, france has therefore demand he that the task force charged with overseeing the cessation of hostilities meet without delay. >> yet another controversy surrounding donald trump is dominating the lead up to super-tuesday, the biggest single day for nomination of
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candidates. trump has refused to disavow, or denies any knowledge of ku klux klan head david duke. allen fisher has more. >> back on the campaign trail, donald trump has declined to talk about the latest controversy. sunil talk show, asked to disavow the head of the ku klux klan he didn't. and he said he didn't know enough about the white supremacist group. the candidate claimed it was a technical issue. >> i'm sitting in a house in florida with a very bad ear piece they gave me and you could hardly hear what he was saying. >> opponents aren't buying that. marco rubio said trump had an easy decision to make. >> he's unelectable now. he refused to criticize the ku klux klan. >> the man starting this debate,
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david duke, former grand wizard of the ku klux klan said he supported trump. >> we are probably in the most critical election in u.s. history and donald trump stands up on this issue. >> republican ted cruz told his twitter followers, donald trump you are better than that, the kkk is a haunt. will not be succeed by a hate monger who refuses to condemn the kkk, a post that was retwieted by hillar hillary cli. >> the claim that donald trump doesn't know what the klan is, that he has to look into this group before he can denounce it is absolutely astounding. we haven't seen anything like that in mainstream politics
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literally in decades. >> this is just another trump row, another controversy. despite the criticism, trump has emerged from these battles in the past even stronger and more energized. there is nothing to suggest that this time it will be any different. >> i'm very angry about it. america a racist country and this just proves it even though we heard after obama was elected, we are now in a postracial america. >> reporter: the reality is in the hours before super tuesday, the candidates will spend most of their sometime talking trump rather than their own message. in one of the most important dates in the american political calendar. allen fisher, al jazeera. >> reporter: still ahead, a sploin held for a palestinian man who died under suspicious
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circumstances in bulgaria. and the zika virus and the abortion debate in deeply catholic brazil.
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>> "inside story" takes you beyond the headlines, beyond the quick cuts, beyond the soundbites. we're giving you a deeper dive into the stories that are making our world what it is. of. >> now a reminder of the top stories here on al jazeera. macedonia police have fired tear gas and stun grenades at people stranded at the macedonian border. the syrian exam trying to reach besieged towns cut off in the syrian war. and u.s. presidential candidate
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donald trump has refused to denounce a white supremacist who has endorsed his candidacy. a symbolic funeral has been held in gaza for a palestinian man who died in suspicious circumstances in bulgaria on friday. omar al naes's body was found in the palestinian embassy's backyard. bernard smith reports. >> reporter: in gaza a funeral without a body, staged by members of the markist popular front for the liberation of palestine. it is for omar al naef, who died at the bulgarian embassy on friday. he was jailed for his part in the murder of an ultraorthodox sell fare student. four years later he escaped custody and eventually turned up in bulgaria. his widow are convinced that israeli security has finally caught up with her husband.
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>> translator: even from inside the embassy he was told that israel has all the keys to the doors. he told him that although he was inside the embassy they can't protect him. they were urging him to go and leave the embassy. >> reporter: al naef had been hiding in the embassy after bulgarian authorities tried to detain him following an extradition request from israel. his family says while he was there, people dressed as security staff came to the mission saying a bomb had been planted and checked the building including where el naef stayed. >> translator: israel is responsible for what happened. the palestinian embeation is responsible for not protecting him. the embassy didn't do anything to relieve the pressure on omar. >> omar al naef's body was found in the bulgarian embassy backyard. bulgarian officialser investigating whether he was pushed or fell from top floors. israel's foreign ministry says it's looking into what happened. at al naef's home in the
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occupied west bank. his brother is blaming the palestinian authorities for not taking care of omar. mahmoud abbas says he will look into the matter. bernard smith, al jazeera. >> libya's recognized government is expected to examine a list of names, which was rejected last month by the internationally based parliament based in tobruk. the threat by the islamic state of iraq and the levant, spreading into the area. >> helping curb i.s.i.l.'s influence, ash carter ruled out any such intervention being led by the u.s. >> so we fully expect that when, which we hope is soon, a government is formed, in libya,
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it will welcome not just the united states, but the coalition, and i should say here, that italy in particular, being so close, has offered to take lead there. but we have already promised that we will strongly support them. and so i hope that's part of the future there. gls the outbreak of the zika virus last reopened the abortion debate in brazil. >> this child was born with an unusually small head. her brain might not develop. it is a condition that's afflicting many newborns in northeastern brazil where the zika virus is widespread.
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>> translator: it is very hard to take care of a child like this. my other children were perfect, not born with any problems. >> reporter: even if it had been known earlier, women such as lourdes do not have the option to terminate their pregnancy. under brazilian law abortion is only permitted in terms of rape, when the mother's life is at risk or when the fetus is missing a large portion of its brain. the institute of bioethics a women's rights groups will be petitioning the supreme court not just to make abortion available to all women but also to grant women more access to information to deal with reproductive health. the group wants better social policies to support children and those who care for them. it is abortion for all part of the petition that has upset many in this deeply catholic
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country. brazil is the most populace catholic country in the world and christian teachings are very much a part of everyday life. even congress is dominated by conservative evangelicals, who say the fears around zika are being exploited. religious leaders say abortion is unacceptable. >> translator: it really is selection. part of human life is having people with difficulties, be it with their movements, their thought or social behavior. society seems to have great difficulty accepting people with limitations. >> reporter: for women's rights groups this debate isn't about zika or abortion but a reflection of a difficult social reality that brazil doesn't want to deal with. >> the situation is not new, has been aggravated. it has to do with inequality, it has to did with women's rights, it has to do with social production for disabled children and their caretakers. and the issues related to it.
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we have to take care of all.of them together. >> reporter: many people feel there's not talking that has been done. now the health budget has been cut. lourdes says she wouldn't have chosen to have an abortion even if it was legal. what she would like is more support and a solution to deeper social issues that can no longer lie dormant. marga ortigas, al jazeera. brazil. >> be hong kong bi-election, campaigned for greater democracy and currently facing rioting charges. the action followed rioting protests with the chinese government over freedoms in the former chinese territory. sarah clark reports. >> reporter: at 34 years of age this is alvin young's first
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movement into politics. >> reform is, hong kong is at a critical juncture. we have convince voters that we can deliver something that they can rely on. >> an increasing number of young politician he fighting for greater democracy in a city divided over its political future. six candidates ran in the bielection, and edward young campaigned for hong kong's independence and came third place in the election. says the message from voters is a wake justify call for the hong kong government. >> people should know we of the young generation we determined to sacrifice to devote ourselves in hong kong's future. >> reporter: it may have just been a bi-election but this campaign has seen a growing
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number of smaller political parties emerging with a greater focus on hong kong's autonomy. increasing interference from the chinese government in beijing. >> i think for china to secure the hong kong local interest, local culture, our language. >> they are very fearful o of losing their be freedoms, they don't want hong kong to become so-called mainlandized. a mainland city. that accounts for their support for more radical forces in hong kong. >> for the parties vowing to use violence in their campaigns, to protect hong kong from china's
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reach, it could be a turbulent year ahead. sarah clark, al jazeera, hong kong. a student after two months being arrested for stealing a political banner has given a is public apology. the first public appearance by 21-year-old otto after his arrest on the 21st of january. severe crimes against the state. he took banner as a souvenir but north korea has accused him of tacitly working for the u.s. government. they're talk in the south korean capital seoul, speaking for seven days in a filibuster, a deliberate delaying tactic. harry fawcett has more. >> this is incredibly rea rare n south korean politics. the reason it is happening now
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is twofold. this is an incredibly contentious piece of legislation, something entirely opposed to coming into legislation. >> this country and secondly the speaker of the national assembly has simply decided it's been languishing for too long, two years, and it's time bring it to a vote. the reason that the government and the national intelligence service say it's necessary is because one there is the threat that north korea after the recent rocket launch and before that the nuclear test, also there's the issue of middle eastern groups such as i.s.i.l, el nusra, al qaeda, sparse the opposition is dernd language in this law is simply too vague. it would allow anyone suspected of terrorism activity to have their phone records tapped, their phones tapped and their bank records accessed by the government. the opposition says it's simply going to talk this out until the end of the current session on
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march the 10th. if the groft, the ruling party wants to enforce it, it can do so by calling a new plenary session and forcing a vote at that stage. leading cause of death in sownldsouth sudan's main hospit, ignorance of blood donations and cultural taboos. >> in the gynecological ward too often women die from lack of blood. joyce lost her baby two weeks ago and suffered from a serious lack of blood. >> if she doesn't get blood she will eventually suffer heart failure and die. >> reporter: joyce's mother was in favor of giving blood but wasn't a match. her father was a match but
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wouldn't donate. while there is a blood transfusion center in town for general donations, this hospital hasn't received any blood from them for over a month now. a lack of understanding about transfusion, joyce is far from an isolated case. in the maternity wards this new mother was in desperate need of new blood but her family didn't donate either. >> they don't want to donate. some of them are fearing screening. they don't like to be screened. they don't want to know the status, hiv status, hepatitis and all this, they fear that to be known. it is a point. some of them feel that if the blood is taken from them they may develop diseases and all this. >> reporter: as long as cultural changes don't change, giving of blood will continue to be a great risk.
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anna cavel, al jazeera, south sudan. a film that is based around a group of journalists exposing a ring of pedophile priests is the surprise win are of best picture. leonardo dicaprio won for best actor, and brie larson won for best actress. now it was over before it even began. >> three two one zero.okay we have launch abort. proceeding to next section. >> spacex had to cancel its launch just moments before liftoff. was about to lift off when on board computers aborted the mission for the third time in a week. and china is planning to send a
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