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Tens of thousands of Syrians are escaping fighting in the north of
the country. Many stuck in freezing temperatures and the Turkish border.
But Turkey says there is no need to allow them to cross its frontier. In
Taiwan the search continues through the night was a five is the deadly
earthquake, at least 14 people known to have died. After several hours
with no good news we've had a flurry, first a little boy brought
out alive, now this adult. We understand two more will be brought
out, also alive. Lunch Mac a massive avalanche in the Austrian Alps has
killed five skiers from the Czech Republic. And buzzing with life
Brazil sets aside fears of the Zika virus for the annual Carnivore.
-- for the annual Carnival. The numbers are staggering. One official
says that over 35,000 Syrian refugees have arrived at the Turkish
border in the past couple of days. It's after fighting intensified in
Aleppo. Government forces backed by Russian air strikes are targeting
rebel held positions there. The result, tens of thousands of people
forced to escape and fleeing to the Turkish border town of Kilis in the
north. Two geezers and is prepared to help the refugees by providing
food and shelter but its border stays closed. Despite EU officials
reminding Turkey of its international obligations by keeping
its frontiers open. Our correspondence sent this report.
Their only thought is escape, away from the madness
Their aim was Turkey yet the border will not be open.
35,000 people have gathered on the border, given food
and shelter but not safe passage into Turkey.
They are fleeing a two-pronged attack by Russian air
strikes and forces loyal to Assad, rubble supply lines have been cut
off, 300,000 civilians in Aleppo could be trapped.
If the city falls it could be a fatal blow
This man left Aleppo three weeks ago and still hopes
to return but he says the city is enduring a nightmare.
Living in Aleppo, actually, it is being
You don't know how or when you will die.
Because of Assad's aircraft or Russian aircraft,
With the refugees cared for by Turkish groups
on the Syrian side of the border Turkey says there is no need to let
Could this country finally be closing its doors?
We still keep this open border policy for
these people fleeing from the aggression of the regime
as well as air strikes of Russia.
And these people are fleeing from such acts, so we need
to keep this open-door policy for them.
Turkey has welcomed more than 2.5 million Syrian refugees
but its open door policy has precipitated
So this country now faces conflicting pressures,
to help those in need, while being told by the EU
Turkey has long been the gatekeeper to
sanctuary, but resources are stretched and it now faces
a dilemma to give safe passage or decide a limit has been reached.
are missing after a powerful earthquake hit Taiwan in the early
hours of the morning, while people were sleeping.
At least 14 people died after the magnitude 6.4 quake
hit the south of the island, close to the city of Tainan.
Most of the casualties were in a 17 storey building that
Our Correspondent Rupert Wingfield Hayes is in Tainan.
Nearly 24 hours after the earthquake struck they have not given up hope
This is now the focus of the rescue, it
huge 17 storey apartment block ripped from its foundations and now
lying on its back.
All day they have been pulling people out alive.
But as night returned dozens of relatives waited anxiously,
This woman is waiting for news of her nephew.
Don't be scared, she tells her family on the phone,
The rescuers have heard a noise, she tells me, they are pretty sure
And then the moment she's been waiting for.
Minutes later, on the other side of the building, another rescue.
After several hours with no good news
we've suddenly had a flurry, first they brought out the little
boy alive and now they've brought out
We understand there are two more about to be brought out
It is a boost to those still waiting anxiously for news but the grim
truth is that the easy rescues have now all been done.
There are still over 100 people missing inside the rubble.
The other question people are asking is why this particular building came
down. It is noticeable that in the streets surrounding me, all of the
buildings I have seen are completely unscathed but this building toppled
over from a 6.4 earthquake. Buildings in Taiwan are supposed to
be able to withstand quakes of this size and bigger. So the
investigation will now focus on, was there a problem with this building,
with the company that built the building, was the corruption
involved, this building certainly should not have come down. More than
100 anti-migrant protesters have brought the French city of Cali to a
standstill. Hundreds of police in riot gear used
pepper spray and teargas. Well, Tomos Morgan
is in Calais for us - At around 1pm, anti-migrant
protesters came here to Calais to protest against the migrant
camp here on the edge They say the migrants have
affected them in a big way, affecting businesses,
and have really put a black mark Not all the protesters
are from this area. Some are from other areas
across the northern coast. Now, police tried to disperse
the crowd as quickly as possible. Telling them if they wouldn't
move, they would move They kettled off this main road
in the centre of the town and used They used snatch-and-grab tactics
to pull out certain individuals, those main protagonists,
in an effort to release the tension Now, the French interior minister,
Bernard Cazeneuve, actually banned Nevertheless, the protesters took
to the streets in an effort In Macedonia, there have been
clashes between police and taxi drivers who have been blocking
a border rail crossing. Riot police
used force to remove the drivers who were protesting
on the railway tracks. Trains had to be halted
for several days - delaying thousands of migrants
and asylum seekers, waiting to cross Police in Austria say five skiers
from the Czech Republic have been killed in a huge avalanche
in the Austrian Alps, The avalanche engulfed 17 people,
with search and rescue teams now A police spokesman says two people
have been injured. TRANSLATION: Shortly after 12 noon
and there was a huge avalanche at a mountain as high as 2857
metres, in this area, Two groups were buried by this
avalanche in the ascent. There were 17 people,
one group of 12, another Five people were killed
by the avalanche, two were injured, All of them seemed
to be from the Czech It's been confirmed
a passenger flight, which was forced to make
an emergency landing in Mogadishu One passenger fell through the hole
in the fuselage, which appeared shortly after take-off
from Mogadishu. Several thousand supporters
of the far right anti-immigrant group Pegida have staged a protest
by the side of the River Elbe Similar, smaller protests have been
planned in other European countries including France,
the UK and the Czech Republic. North Korea has brought forward
the time frame of a controversial satellite launch, according
to regional governments. It's believed it could take
place as early as Sunday. The announcement was condemned
by world powers, which say it is a cover for a
ballistic missile test. Here in the UK, the government has
announced plans to provide specialist mental health services
for survivors of Female Genital GPs, psychiatrists and counsellors
will be given training to support victims of the practice,
which has been described by campaigners
as "gross child abuse". As soon as I read through this poem,
I realised it was actually I was aged 11 and it
was on my birthday. Poetry helping women who have
experienced female genital mutilation to deal
with its lasting impacts. They attend this clinic
in West London, one of the only practices to provide
specialised support. 42-year-old Christina,
not her real name, had FGM performed I went to the room, and I was held
down by four ladies. That's when they performed
the circumcision. Right now I would say more
than the physical part is the mental part, that's what I find difficult.
I have flashbacks. It's estimated more than 130,000
people in England and Wales are living with the
consequences of FGM. Between July and September last
year, nearly 1,400 cases were reported, with the highest
number in the capital. What really came through,
from the conversations I've been having and the conversations
you have with people who have been through FGM, is that the trauma can
stay with people for a lifetime. For women like Christina,
trying to come to terms with their experience of FGM
is a continuing journey. More than 3,100 pregnant Colombian
women have been infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus,
as the disease continues its rapid The virus has been linked
to the devastating birth defect microcephaly, which prevents
a child's brains from developing There are so far no recorded
cases of Zika-linked Meanwhile in Brazil,
where the virus is also a major the country's famous carnival
celebrations have begun. Around a million visitors
are expected in Rio as Julia Carneiro
reports from Rio. It is the first day of Carnival
in Rio and this is one of the many street parades happening
across the city. 500 of them are to
happen during Carnival. This one is traditional,
they are playing old carnival songs that people here grew
up with and this is a parade for children and babies
so there are many families here. This is a good example
of how people in Brazil learned to enjoy Carnival
from a young age. But Carnival this year happens
amid concern about the spread of the Zika virus and with all
the recommendations being made to pregnant women to take
precautions and not get infected But I've seen in many pregnant
women here in the street Actually we are very concerned
but we cannot stop life. It is Carnival, Rio,
Brazil, we have to go out. We're very concerned
and we are using protection. Zika, nothing gets in
the way of Carnival, There is even a family all dressed
up as the mosquito that transmits Because in the Carnival
everything is upside down. make fun of everything
so despite all the problems Brazil is facing, concerns over
the Zika virus, the party Julia in a lively Rio. Stay with us,
this is to come. The traffic will take a break of and R and R and R
Caseload jazz song to one about traffic jams, this is how one may
told drivers in his city. Two Americans have become the first
humans to walk in space with no lifeline to their spaceship. One of
them called and a piece of cake. Thousands of people have given the
yachtswoman Alan McArthur is spectacular welcome in the Cornish
port of Falmouth after she smashed the world record for sailing solo
around the world nonstop. Thousands of people have fled fierce
fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo and now they are stuck on the
Turkish border. The search goes on through the night was a viva 's of
this earthquake in Taiwan, at least 14 people are dead and more than 100
are missing. Back to the main story. More about the refugee crisis
unfolding on the border between Syria and Turkey. Tens of thousands
of people are stuck on the Syrian side but the governor of the Kilis
province believes there is no need to allow them to cross into Turkey.
Instead the displaced are getting help in a camp outside Syria. Abdul
Salaam Marjorie fair works for a Turkish Islamic charity relief
foundation and gave me the latest on the number of refugees who have
sought refuge in that camp. Around 50,000 but I believe there are
45,000 at most because there is movement of refugees, some of them
they go back, some of them moved because it is related to the
conditions and how much they are afraid of the attacks. How long have
they travelled for to get to the border? I met some of them, they
said that they had walked for 20 kilometres until they reached the
border. And what are conditions like in Aleppo? What are they describing?
Say if I curated the area because the -- they evacuated the area
because they got bombarded by Russian planes. The people around
them were afraid. They left the area and they walked for long distances,
one of them, some walking, some with cars. You seem to be describing
desperate conditions that these refugees have escaped from. What are
the conditions like on the border post? For the last three days we
tried to fix things and we provided them with food. But still we are in
need because we could not cover all the refugees. We fixed the tents
beside the old camps which we had before, and still we have around
10,000 people, they need also tents and food. Lets get all the sports
news now. Quite a day for Leicester City fans, star striker Jamie Vardy
has signed a new contract to stay at the club until 2019. That comes at a
date when Leicester become Premier League title favourites with a 3-1
win at Manchester City, two calls from Robert Huth and a stunning
Riyad Mahrez goal gave them the win, 3-0. Tottenham Hotspur moved up to
second with a 1-0 win over Watford. We played without pressure because
we don't have to win the league. Now it is so strange, this league, this
is a fantastic moment for the Premier League. Nobody knows who can
win the league. We're here to enjoy with a lot
of confidence and try to do our These are the other
scores of the day. Aston Villa got only
their third win of season. Sunderland came from two
down to claim one point. Newcastle are now out
of the bottom three. Confirmation that Spurs's 1-0 win
over Watford takes them second England celebrated this evening
after the opening day, of the Six Nations, they beat
Scotland 15-9 to win the Calcutta In Eddie Jones's first match
in charge of England his side struck first, George Crus in the 14the
minute, Scotland didn't panic and captain Craig Laidlaw made
sure they went in at half-time only one point behind after
two penalty kicks. France claimed an unconvincing win
over Italy to claim their first win. It is the first sporting event held
in France says the Paris attacks in the Paris attacks in amber.
It's Super Bowl weekend and when the Denver Broncos take
on the Carolina Panthers it will be a landmark for American Football -
Alex South is in San Francisco and has the all important facts
and figures for you ahead of what is often described
The famous Vince Lombardi trophy was first fought over in 1967 but it was
not even Super. Its name was the not very catchy AFL-NFL World
Championship game. The Super Bowl rules of the tongue more easily!
Back then the average player got $6,000 a year. Nowadays that would
take the lead's best paid player just over one hour to make. A big
factor in the increased viewing figures are the famous half-time
shows. In the early days you were lucky few got marching band but
Michael Jackson 's 1993 performance changed all that forever, paving the
way for some of the biggest names in music to gate-crash the party. And
who could forget his sister's wardrobe malfunction in 2004.
Players have changed as well. In the NFL size does matter. The average
player in the 1960s weighed 251 lbs and was six foot three. Fast forward
to 2016 and that looks tiny as most players way around 310 lbs and are
around six feet five tour. You can't teach size but you can ask for a
decent haircut occasionally. There have been many fashion disasters
over the years, proving that money can't buy you everything! It should
be a great event in San Francisco. A 150-year-old mouse trap has
claimed its latest victim at a museum in Reading. It was caught in
a wooden club dating from the 1860s in a storeroom at the Museum of
rural life in the city. This special report.
It was certainly not a narrow squeak for one unfortunate museum visitor
who underestimated Victorian engineering.
I was in the stores and I was getting out an object
for an event called Animals at Reading, I wasn't expecting
in the stores I noticed there was a mouse in one of them.
It's a mystery why or even how the mouse conquered stairs
and penetrated secure cabinets just to select from amongst thousands
of exhibits the very thing designed to capture it.
The mouse would come in through the top here,
would go one way, end up in this small cage at the end,
where the user would then be able to retrieve it and release it
The trap was patented in 1861 with the bold claim
The museum's collection of traps is monitored fairly regularly,
but staff here have one big question to answer -
was their unfortunate guest a scout, or part of a larger family?
The trappings of fame mean this tiny museum is now getting inquiries
from as far away as Australia and Canada, although it's as yet
unclear whether the roving rodent will be buried or given a posthumous
honour and be preserved as part of the exhibit.
Another way to break news of major traffic closures, the Maher of Los
Angeles want residents about was about traffic queues this weekend by
singing this jazzy song. Hey, Los Angeles knows, we are always on the
move but this weekend we're shutting down the 101 to rebuild the sixth St
Bridge. We call it the 101 slow jam. I've asked my friends from Roosevelt
high to help get the word out. You see, we're bringing down the sixth
St bridge, making way for something new. A demolition will cause delays
but sometimes, just sometimes, you have to get your hands dirty to
build something beautiful. So on Friday night February five the 101
freeway will take a 448 hours of R and R and R and R and B. The best
thing you can do is stay clear of the area, but if you've got to get
out on the town, with that and it was set up. All you got to do is
follow the signs. L a Mayor not doing a bad job. That is all from
me. Thank you for being with us. To join us again.