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republican donald trump and democrat hillary clinton are the big winners for super tuesday. you're with al jazeera live from doha. also to come in the program, a manhunt in the jordanian city of idlib. the european union promises millions of dollars in aid as the refugee crisis continues to build on its borders. a 4,000 year old relic is discovered in the jordan valley
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by a seven year old boy on a field trip. we start in u.s. and the election and the results of what is considered to be one of the most important days in the campaign to land the top job at the white house. republican candidate donald trump and democratic candidate hillary clinton were the big winners. al jazeera has special ongoing coverage from washington dc the race for the white house is still far from over, but with 12 states holding contests on tuesday, the front runners have now become clear. democratic hillary clinton has won a total of seven states. her party rival bernie sanders
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didn't go home empty-handed winning four states. on the republican side donald trump won his party's support in five states. he is leading it alas ka. the day's biggest prize texas went to ted cruz. he also won oklahoma. marco rubio claimed just one state minnesota. this update on where we stand after super tuesday. >> reporter: a visible sigh of relief from supporters of texas senator ted cruz who won his home state and oklahoma. the establishment favorite marco rubio won his first state but just one, minnesota. both fell far short from donald trump in all of the other contests. he is will go more and more likely to be the nominee for
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president of the united states. >> we're in real trouble if he does >> reporter: that is what the republican leaders are afraid of. the results of super tuesday provided them little hope that they could find an alternative candidate in time. the message, america is broken >> i go throughout the world. you go to qatar, you go to so many maces, in china, different places in asia, different places in the middle east. you look at some of the airports that they have, look at the roadways, the transportation systems that they have and the trains. we're like a third world country. >> reporter: both democrats tried to paint a different image of their country. bernie sanders had a strong showing winning four states and because delegates are awarded proportionately, he is far from out of the race. 35 states remain.
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let me assure you, that we are going to take our fight for economic justice, for social justice, for environmental sanity, for a world of peace to every one of our states. >> reporter: despite her opponent's finish, hillary clinton is less focused on him and more on the general election fight which she is still expected to take part in. >> it might be unusual, as i've said before, for a presidential candidate to say this, but i'm going to keep saying it. i believe what we need in america today is more love and kindness. >> reporter: a night of many contests in an exceptionally unusual race and in the end the front runners are still standing, one step closer to becoming their party's candidates, both with very different messages news just in that the
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republican candidate ted cruz has won alas ka. more votes are being counted in the super tuesday elections and we will keep you right up-to-date with those numbers as they come in. a professor says if clinton and trump go all the way, the november election will be very close. >> she is a divisive figure. both trump and clinton are both divisive figures and this is likely to be the most polarizing election we have had. there are voters saying they will never vote to clinton and also for donald trump. my guess is given that fact, the election is likely to turn out to be a lot closer than a lot of people think. hillary clinton is likely to beat donald trump because he is so incendiary.
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it is going to be much closer than anyone anticipates. they are in the end game, but he won't give up. he will go all the way to the convention. he has a matter of deep convictions and he is trying to convey say message. the problem is the democratic party is coming together. the republican party is falling apart. that can't be good for the republicans. we're in a situation now where more and more democrats are concluding that hillary clinton is their best option, particularly against donald trump. i don't see where sanders can really go from here except to continue to make a lot of annoys, to continue to amass some delegates and to be a presence at the democratic convention the race is being watched all over the world. we will get the view from our correspondents over the world.
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>> reporter: most peek in iraq don't care about the u.s. elections. they have their own problems here, specifically security, electric shortages and getting paid on time. . the u.s. elections is important to the political block here. the shia are suss suspicious of the american. they believe any troops here constitute an enemy. the sunnis have a good relationship with the u.s. and they remember a time when the u.s. helped them fight al-qaeda in iraq and they want to get back to that superannuation relationship. the kurds have a good relationship with the u.s., but they're slightly suspicious. they would like u.s. to help them become independent of gagged than they already are. because of that three-pronged approach, a lot of iraqis are frustrated because their politicians are giving them mixed messages. they say this doesn't matter who
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is on the oval office, the policy towards iraq never changes. >> reporter: there was a poll done recently asking russians which political systems they preferred, the current way of doing things, the old soviet system or western democracy. western democracy was the least popular. out of that is the current russia tv diet of the syrian diet and domestic affairs and russians are not particularly affidavit ied watchers of the u.s. electoral cycle. only the names clinton and trump are familiar to them. a brilliant and talented person trump without a doubt said putin late last year. the feeling is mutual. he said he would get along with putin just fine and has given
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him an a for leadership. there's a prospect. pu putin in the kremlin, trump in the white house, a potentially different u.s.-russian relationship with implications for much of the world. >> reporter: china's state controlled media appears to be even handed in its coverage, not favoring one candidate over the other, but people are having a field day seizing on what they see as the dysfunction and destruction in the republican party. donald trump is portrayed as a clown an extremist, a symptom of the disgust and distrust of the u.s. political system. bernie sanders on the other hand is getting pretty favorable coverage. one analyst said that his candidacy fits in with the government's narrative of the u.s. being beset with the problems of racial and economic inequality. then there's hillary clinton. if you go to social media sites, she is perceived as being a
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china backer, even though her husband remains very popular here. he is seen someone riding on the coat-tails of president obama. to sum up, most chinese are adopting a wait and see attitude mixed in with criticism of the u.s. political system adrian brown in beijing there. we can go to kabul, the afghan capital. we understand that an attack is underway in the city of jalalabad. a number of blasts reported near the indian consulate there. tony, bring us up-to-date with what is going on in jalalabad. >> reporter: according to an afghan spokesman the attack is now over. he said that at least four attackers have been killed, two of them blew themselves up with suicide vests, bombs, and two were shot by the security services. it has been at a cost to the
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civilian population in that residential area. at least 16 people have been injured, some of them children, and one as young as one. it is now all over. there was a house next to the consulate which seems to have been the target dh was set on fire. that's where the last stand of the attackers was made. nobody has claimed responsibility yet, but this bears the hall marks of a taliban attack it is not the first time that indian interests have been attack emd in afghanistan. -- attacked in afghanistan. >> reporter: no. the indians are viewed in some quarters of fighting a battle with afghanistan from within afghanistan. they get a hostile reception. this comes at a crucial time because we're expecting talks to go ahead between the afghan government and the taliban. these are crucial talks aimed at bringing some kind of peaceful solution to what is going on here. this could be a factor which makes the afghan government say no, we can't go ahead while
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you're carrying out these attacks. they're not infrequent. they're happening almost on a weekly basis now. we're not sure if those talks scheduled for pakistan will go ahead thank you for that. jordanian security forces have finished a manhunt operation in the city of irbid. they were searching for fugitive outlaws who were holed up inside a refugee camp. our correspondent is live for us. fugitive outlaws in a palestinian refugee camp? >> reporter: the bottom line is these are people that the government say posed a significant security threat. the prime minister has just issued a statement on the fish news agency saying that those killed, seven of them, and 20 arrested were members of what he called a terrorist group. they're not naming that group,
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but jordan is very afraid of sleeper cells affiliated with or sympathising with i.s.i.l. it called them outlaws and didn't describe their nationalities which indicates generally that they are jordanian. this was an overnight raid, a very dramatic one centred on the building in the palestinian camp which is close to the syrian border as well. we're expecting to have more details later. the government is simply saying that they rounded up these people, those killed were killed in a gunfight and also that one jordanian police officer was killed indeed. the fear of i.s.i.l. spreading its reach into jordan proper must be real for jordanians. they share a border and host a large number of syrian refugees. >> reporter: it is their biggest fear. it is not just the refugees.
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it is 300 kilometers on the border. the government over the past year since the syrian conflict began has pretty much closed all but two of those border crossings to refugees because it is so worried about security, but again those arrests and those killings do not seem to be syrians. they seem to be jordanians and we have to remember that there is also a real fear here of home grown groups. there was a leading figure in al-qaeda in iraq who came from the jordanian city and killed in iraq. so there has been a fear here of these groups infiltrating, of sleper krems and the fear of what is essentially a stable country could be prone and at risk of the same attacks that we have seen in other parties thank you for that. now to iraq and in the east of the country where tensions are
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high after a suicide bombing by i.s.i.l. killed over 40 people at a shia funeral on monday. it included a senior commander from the main pro-government militia. shia militia groups reiterated their call on wednesday for sunni families to leave the town immediately. since january, they have been carrying out reprisal attacks on sunnis. five civilians have been killed and two were kidnapped from the eastern province on monday alone. the european union is planning to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on aid to alleviate the refugee crisis. there is a humanitarian crisis developing on the greece-macedonia border where the build up of refugees continues. a report from our correspondent. >> reporter: it is slowly become
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a near permanent settlement. expanding by the day. the newly arrived trying to find a spot for what could be a long wait, while some of those who have been here for a while bring some sort of normality to their lives, but many are clearly distressed. exhausted and worried. those sitting on the tracks hope to keep up the pressure, but very much aware that the riots that unfolded here on monday did not help their cause. some like this man have been stranded for 12 days now. >> translation: we should have been warned that there are only letting a small number of people in. it is our friends in other countries who give us the news. we don't know what is happening. there's so many rumors on social media. >> reporter: nearby the crossing remains closed. only 30 people were allowed through over the past 48 hours. one of the biggest challenges is to figure out how many people are here. people have started a registration process to give
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people a number so if and when the borders open again, there's some sort of order. for aid organizations a logistical nightmare is unfolding. the continuous stream of people arriving here makes it difficult to provide for everyone. >> reporter: every day? it's not enough? >> not enough. >> reporter: hot meals barely cover one third of the needs and a queue of people is endless. this woman has been standing here for a good two hours. she has been in greece for ten days. first in the reception center, further away from the border and now she is running out of cash. >> translation: my husband has been in germany for seven months. i could not stay back alone with my children. i had no choice. >> reporter: choice is something those people have don't have any more. while leaders mull over how to solve the crisis, the problems
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and worries facing the thousands of refugees here will continue to go unresolved the police in the french port will calais are continuing to demolish the part of the camp known as the jungle. violence broke out when police fired tear gas at people who refused to leave their makeshift homes. france wants to move a thousand refugees and migrants from the camp, but campaigners say it is closer to 3,500. more than a dozen humanitarian organizations have accused the authorities of brutally evicting migrants. still to come here at al jazeera, shell sued over oil spills that have blighted the region. plus, the trump phenomenon. we look at the bill i did not know air businessman's surge in the political arena beating all the odds.
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welcome back. a look at the top stories. donald trump has won the most states on the republican side for the u.s. presidential nomination. he walked away with seven states in the super tuesday vote. ted cruz came in second place taking his home state of texas as well as oklahoma and alas ka. on the democratic side, hillary clinton came out top. she won seven states. her main rival bernie sanders has put up a strong challenge against the former secretary of state. he won four regions, including
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his home state of vermont. jordanian security forces have just finished a manhunt operation in a search for fugitive outlaws who were hold up in a palestinian refugee camp. seven fighters were killed and one jordan yan police officer was shot dead. going back to super tuesday and donald trump's victory because the ruts have really kon founded predictions made when he first started his campaign. a report on how his rise of the billionaire businessman. >> reporter: it is rare for a wall street businessman to become a presidential candidate. he became famous with the show the apprentice and the catch phrase >> you're fired. >> reporter: he used that to launch his campaign in 2015 and people said he would quickly disappear.
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he was been described as loud brash and obnoxious. he has emerged as the most dominant republican figure in this campaign and at this stage the man most likely to succeed. he is by far the most talked about politician in the u.s. if not around the world. of the three billion searches on google, one named dominic. >> it has been a high search interest. that might not be surprising when he announced his candidacy there was controversial statements, but we see that initial curiosity has given way to a consistent position. >> reporter: he has been attacked at every stage of the campaign. he has criticized women, latinos, muslims and others. he has exposed a dark secret in american politics >> donald trump is the answer
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to, i think, a lot of republican questions about what would happen if we were just honest. what if we didn't beat around the bush about race or immigration, terrorism, why if we said what we meant. would we be punished for that? would people be - would we be isolated from that marginalised, and the answer at least accordingly to republican voters, no. >> reporter: >> they thought he was going to do himself in so they sat back and waited for it. the reason they did that is they were afraid of alienating his supporters. it may well be too late. >> reporter: he continues to dominate the polls as the clearest route to the nomination and the supporters don't mind his policies are short on detail. they like what he says and how he says it. they like to see him saying it
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from the white house in new delhi a high court will hear an application for bail of a student leader who has been charged with sedition. he was arrested on february 12 after students had a rally against the man convicted for the 2013 attack on india's parliament. the arrest has triggered large protests across the country. our correspondent has the latest from new delhi. >> reporter: even the forensic section said two of the seven videos provided by the police have been falsified or tampered wi with. they say they have witnesses and if released they would be at risk of months testifying. on monday the last bail hearing they asked the police whether they knew what sedition was. he has been in jail since
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february 12 and police stormed his campus and arrested him on sedition charges. two other students from the university are in judicial custody. they too are awaiting trial on sedition charges. meanwhile students from his university and universities across the capital are taking part in a solidarity march. they are marching to parliament demanding that all three be released and the sedition charges be revoked shell is facing more legal action from communities in niger nigeria. they say their land has been devastated from oil pollution. the company paid out millionss of dollars last year to avoid appearing before the high court in london. >> reporter: poisoned water and land. the people here are surrounded by oil pollution. many live in a hund eco system. these pictures were taken in the areas of the delta. people there are taking the
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shell oil company to court in britain with the help of british lawyers. >> the groundwater is polluted, the streams and everywhere you go there is chronic oil pollution which simply hasn't been cleaned up. that's unacceptable. they have to clean up their oil. >> reporter: shell's subsidiary put out a statement saying: they say this case should be heard in a nigeria court not anguish one. these are the key questions that will determine whether this trial proceeds. it shall for liable protecting pipelines that may have been damaged by other groups and can the london high court rule on events in the far away delta. communities whose land has been ruined are hoping for millions of dollars in compensation
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a 7-year-old boy has made a rare discovery in the jordan valley. historians believe the small relic could date almost 4,000 years. >> reporter: seven year old here is going to be talking about his discovery for a life time. he and his mother are proud to show the exact location where he found a nearly 4,000 year old relic. >> translation: i went up to the top of this hill here. suddenly i bumped into a stone and i saw the head of a small statue. i started to rub it and i saw that it's of a human being. >> reporter: he was on a field trip with friends not from the jordan river. evidence of people has been found in this region as early as 6,000 years before the common era. >> the statue that was found
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belongss to the cannoite period. >> reporter: it has a narrow waste and fancy hair do. it resembles from pharoahs the land >> it is a goddess, a naked female, per fertility gogdess. >> reporter: it is so rare that he has received a certificate of appreciation from archaelog oishgs ooshgs st forever connecting him to that astronauts have returned from the space station. they spent 340 days on the station researching and collecting data that could help mankind one day reach mars.
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he and two counterparts landed back on earth just a few hours ago. they will be monitored by medics and scientists to see how their record breaking stay in orbit has affected their bodies. find out more about that and, indeed, the day's top story, the results of super tuesday on the website. >> religion. long the spiritual nourishment of the soul. now groundbreaking research on how it impacts the brain. >> because it's the biggest question out there. >> scientists analyzing the minds of believers. >> can you tell the difference between the brain of mother theresa versus a terrorist? >> measuring the divine one brain scan at a time. >> this is "techknow". a show about innovations that can change