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> peace talks for syria scheduled for next month. will they happen? >> translation: the conference cannot take place without the presence of the opposition, representing the majority of the syrian people who oppose the regime
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>> we ask what the chances are of bringing all sides to the table at the geneva ii. >> dozens of students arrested in egypt after confronting security forces. >> i'm in london with the latest from europe - including the widow of the former yugoslav communist leader has died. >> and violence breaks out at monta neeing roe's first ever gay pride parade -- montenegro's first ever gay pride parade. first - an explosion in iraq happening within the past hour. 35 people have been killed in the capital baghdad. a suicide attack happened outside a cafe in a neighbourhood, following two explosions on sunday. a dozen people were killed in attacks near tich reet and near
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the town of roha. we are joined live on phone from baghdad. >> bring us up to date with what you know about the latest explosion. >> actual, it's before about an hour. a suicide bomber entered a cafe in the western part of baghdad and an explosion happened, killing about 35 people, injuring about 48. after the suicide bomber, another attack happened, another explosion happened by a bomb which was put inside the cafe, which means that it was programmed to happen as soon as possible and as much as massive casualties happen due to the explosion. you know, it's before about six months the explosion happened in the cafe, targetting
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the cafe, gathering people and young people. it is the issue of targetting young iraqis, which is the - the - let's say the base of the improvement of let's say the development in iraq because, you know, we are, as a society, as an iraqi society, we have a high presence of young people inside the community. >> is there significance in targetting this particular cafe in this particular neighbourhood. it's a shia neighbourhood of baghdad. >> actually, as a cafe it was not an ethnic issue. before about 10 days, a cafe, a sunni area targeted, as i said, it's a series of cafes that have been targeted since about
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six months, one in a sunni and the others in shia. it is targetting young people. that is the most important thing. casualties will be as much as possible for iraqi families, because they are the future of iraq. secondly, it's a message for the government that they have the most - the most failure security plan that ever happened in the region. we don't have anything in the baghdad territories that you have a secure area. only the green zone for sure is secured. until now, we don't - we didn't see any security as successful to make progress in the security situation in baghdad. >> that was a local journalist in baghdad giving us the latest on the breaking story. at least 35 people killed in a
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cafe explosion. >> now, can talks to resolve the continuing conflict in syria prove fruitful? if some of the key players refuse to attend - that's the question on the mind of the syrian envoy. he has less than five weeks to convince stakeholders to go to the conference. he is touring the region in an effort to convene the conference. the clock started to tick on sunday when the head of the arab league confirmed that the long-awaited talks will happen in late november. >> translation: it has been decided that the geneva conference will be held on 23 november. preparations are taking place. there are a lot of preparations and obstacles that we should overcome. >> the main obstacle is the attendance of stakeholders. this is what the u.n. syrian envoy had to say about that.
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>> translation: the conference cannot take place without the presence of the opposition, representing the majority of the syrian people that oppose the regime. >> to complicate matters further, the opposition in syria is a broad collection of groups - some allied, others opposed. there's the internal opposition - based in damascus, and recognised by the regime. they say they will attend geneva ii. then there's the external opposition. now, the main group is the syrian national coalition. it is set up in response to pressure from foreign backers to farm an organised alliance -- form an organised alliance. it's supported by the syrian council, the free syrian army and grassroots activists. some, not all, want to attend the geneva ii from the coalition. the syrian national council is a major player within the coalition but threatened to quit
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if it takes part in the talks. then there's the armed opposition. there could be as many as 1 thus different groups with between 70 and 100,000 fighters. of those, the free syrian army remains the largest group. many, but not all of its members support the syrian national coalition. and, of course, there are quarrelling factions such as the syrian islamic front, the nusra front and others. they agree they want bashar al-assad out, but don't agree on how. here is what some of the inside players told our program. >> translation: we, as all the syrians, are looking for a political solution for what goes on in syria for the last 2.5 years. we think the russian position that supports the regime in syria is one of the problems,
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the obstacles in syria >> our internal legal documents will not allow any group without a major voting from the general assembly of the syrian national coalition to go to any geneva talks without the approval of at least two halves of the members of the syrian national coalition, and that is a measured decision that the syrian coalition will face and discuss in two weeks in istanbul. >> more on this, to josh uee land. >> director of the center for middle east studies at the university of oklahoma. on the surface it looks like geneva ii will be hard to pull off, given the opposition within the opposition. we are five weeks away. is there enough time to make it happen, do you think?
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>> it will be touch and go, there's no doubt. the united states, europe, russia want a political process going. i think they believe that this is the only way to try to force both sides to recognise that they can't win, and that they have got to stop fighting and try to reduce the amount of refugees flowing out of the country, perhaps - you know, reverse the flow of refugees, and certainly to take the pressure off jordan, lebanon, iraq, turkey, the countries overflowed with the refugee problem. the winter will be tough. they want to get going and will have to drag the opposition to this meeting. there's no doubt about it. >> you mentioned russia and the u.s. who else needs to be at the negotiating table for the talks to yield results. there's a lot of talks of the iranians having to attend and it's unlikely you'll get all the opposition groups we were telling our viewers about to
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attend. who are the important players here? >> it is clear that iran, saudi arabia, turkey are the major players that are funding rebels, helping the rebels and so forth. hezbollah is one of them. iran , saudi arabia and turkey - and other gulf countries funding kuwait sent donations to the various rebel forces. all those players will have to be if not present, they'll need phone lines open and there'll have to be negotiations. ultimately to decrease the amount of violence, all of them will have to stop sending money and arming up their proxy militaries. that is a tall order. as you said, it's so fragmented inside syria. >> i'm assuming that events on the ground are important in terms of who holds the power balance, in which case do you think there's a danger that as
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we approach the november deadline for the geneva talks, there could be an uptake in the violence on the ground in syria. >> no doubt there will be because most of the heavy lifters, the big militias in syria's they don't want a part of the negotiations, many do not recognise the syrian opposition coalition, they say that it doesn't represent them, it's made up of these ex-isles, and that it's really, you know, a mechanism for the united states and outside powers, including saudi arabia and so forth. and that this - it doesn't represent them. they'll continue fighting, that is the problem, is that the political opposition doesn't and cannot control what is going on on the ground inside syria. so they may turn up. on the other hand you have to start from some place. if the world can get better organised at pushing the various
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actors towards diminishing violence, that's a beginning, because the outside powers play a big role in this. >> we'll leave it on that optimistic note. joshua landis joining us from oklahoma. thank you for your time. >> meanwhile syrian state media reports the deaths of 37 people after a suicide bombing in the central city of hama. dozens were injured. the attacker, driving a truck, is said to have debtonated explosives at the eastern entrance of the city. it follows a suicide attack killing 16 soldiers at a checkpoint near the capital on saturday. rebels took the position. there has been heavy fighting since. opposition activists say the military launched airraids on a checkpoint in the suburb of damascus. >> a total of it 11 hostages have returned to their families in lebanon and turkey. it's part of a complex deal
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between lebanese, turkey and syria and syrian opposition fighters. the rebels freed nine lebanese shi'as held since last year, two turkish pilots kidnapped in retaliation in lebanon were let go, and more than 100 female prisoners in syria james are expected to be released. >> 55 students have been arrested after fighting with egyptian police in cairo, protesting against the military backed government. security forces used tear gas to disperse demonstrators at the university. dozens of bushfires are burning in australia, forcing thousands of people to leave their homes. the government has declared a state of emergency in the state of new south wales. one man died, 200 homes have been destroyed since thursday.
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andrew thomas has more from the blue mountains near sydney. >> despite all efforts the fires are burning. the blue mountains, west of sydney orange and grey as they are blackened. this is a situation likely to get worse. weather forecasts, which had predicted rain over the coming days were wrong. the most up to date suggest it's about to get hotter and windier. . >> this is continuing, volatile, difficult, dangerous fire-fighter environment. based on the forecast, based on the size of the fires, it's spected to become worse. >> in sparsely populated areas people are receiving warnings by text message, "leave", or if it's too late, "shelter, fast." this is what they are trying to prevent. more than 200 homes were burnt since the fires on thursday. it's obvious how intense the fire was. it lasted only a couple of hours, enough to destroy almost everything.
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a few things distinguishable. the washing machine, the ladder melted at the end. and here - the pages of a book. the house was peter moore's. already insurance assessors have been around to reassure him financial help is on the way, three days after he lost everything. he has advice for others who may go through the same trauma. >> you say to people you can only do so much. but in the end, you just have to make sure that your loved ones are safe. >> only one person has died as a result of the fire so far. few have been injured. animals, wild and domestic have not been lucky. >> this guy had hays forefeet burnt. we have to give him anaesthetic, clean up the wound, put bandages on him, he's on antibiotics, anti-inflammatory and heavy doses of pain-killer.
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>> the fires began when wind brought down powerlines, but elsewhere it is being investigated whether an explosives training exercise by the army sparked another. the fear is with rising temperatures and increasing winds more accidental sparks will light others. >> still to come on the newshour - a tentative deal to settle bad deals contributing to the global economic meltdown. we tell you how much the bank jpmorgan may be paying out. and calling for more access against lead poisoning. a report from a nigerian village where more than 200 children have died. in sport, we'll hear whether egypt's coach believes his team have a chance of reaching the world cup.
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. first to news from europe. the widow of the former yugoslav communist leader has died. she was being treated in a belgrade hospital when she suffered a heart attack. she was 88 years old. she had been living in isolation and poverty in serbia since her husband's death in 1980. >> any picture of josip titto would be incomplete withoutise wife. titto was a leader with a foot in communist and other camps. his wife was next to him all the way. in the last year of titto's life she was accused of plotting against him. according to her close friend, she was his biggest fan. >> translation: she adored titto and was ready to die for him. she followed and looked after him.
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she was his confidante and understand him. she sheltered him from those on many occasions. >> they married in 1952 when titto was 60. she was his fourth wife and 32 years his journal. at titto's funeral her grief was all-too apparent as she wept for the love of her life. only three months after the funeral she was secretly and force fully e-victoriaed from her home to this building, put under house arrest. she felt betrade and frightened as she is a dangerous witness for many. communism fell apart. secret services were not dismantled, local and international. they didn't want her to talk about what she now for instance on the preparations for the violent break-up of yugoslavia
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or give test moanies on important people on politics. she was and still is an inconvenient witness. >> she requested to be buried alongside her husband. if approved the woman who knew too much will be buried taking with her secrets of a volatile era. >> a nazi war criminal who died under house arrest in rome will be buried in a secret location. eric pridco was convicted of taking part in atrocities. >> from the grave eric preibke is defending his actions from the second. >> the experience for me was the same as everyone. it was a terrible thing for us to have to do such a thing. >> the video from the convicted
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nazi war criminal was released after his death. >> translation: for the rest of us, me included, it was something terrible. >> there was nothing respectful about priebke's funeral in rome. after the ceremony his body was seized by italian authorities. it's been revealed he'll be buried in a secret location in italy. it won't be in rome. city officials banned him from being laid to rest there. in 1944 priebke served as an officer in adolf hitler's brute ss. he was responsible for helping to oversee atrocities in italy in the world war ii. the killing of 335 people, most civilians. he fled to argentina before being extradited back to italy nearly 20 years ago. in the video statement he said
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he would have been shot if he had not followed the orders of his commanding officer. >> translation: naturally it was not possible to refuse. schulz told us it was an order from hitler. we had to obey. whoever was not prepared to do that better prepare to go with the victims, because he would be stopped. >> germany refused to take the body, fearing the grave could be a pilgrimage site of nazi supporters. relatives want him cremated. >> a girl found in a roma camp in greece is said to be in good health. she was found living with a roma couple who claimed she has their daughter. dna tests confirmed they are not related. police are investigating whether the girl was a victim of child trafficking. the roma couple have been arrested and charged with
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abduction. >> more from europe later, but for now let's return you to doha. . the u.s. banking giant jpmorgan chase reportedly agreed to pay a record fine worth $13 billion. the u.s. justice department is trying to reach a settlement for bad mortgage loans the bank sold to investors. they are a major cause of the worldwide financial crisis five years ago. the issue is whether the bank sold mortgages that it few were riskier than they appeared. >> joining us from chicago, a communist from the roosevelt institute. it's great to have you, it's a complicated issue. this would be a huge settlement. does it hold accountable bosses at jpmorgan or is it an expensive slap on the risk? >> it's a big deal for taxpayers. we'll see justice for many of
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the abuses during the foreclosure and mortgage crisis. we don't have some of the final details that will determine whether or not behaviour changes. one of those details people should be on the look out for is whether or not jpmorgan admits to wrongdoing. we have seen settlements where banks wrote large checks, but they said they did nothing wrong. the terms of whether they admit wrongdoing determines whether things change or whether taxpayers get a sense of vined kags. >> do -- vindication. >> do we know where the $13 billion will go? >> no, that's a big part of the question, what the final total is or where it's going. there was a big settlement a year and a half ago which the major banks were involved in. a lot of the money was credits for doing stuff they would have done - writing down loans or giving homes abandoned to up tos. we want to make sure the money goes where it's needed and where
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it is appropriate that it goes. that's important, in addition to culpabilitiy and the final total. >> how do you think - not just the settlement but others that you mentioned will change the way ine jpmorgan and other banks operate. this is the big question. it will determine how the economy evolves. there's a lot of abuses during the housing bubble. there has been a large amount of regulation. this will be the final step in terms of - this is what taxpayers will get for the abuses that take place. you know, the housing market is starting to come back in the united states. it's very weak. the terms - whether or not there are protections and changes that have taken place at the biggest banks will be determinative of how big the judgments are. >> this was, if it turns out to be a settlement will be a huge amount of money. what does that tell us about how
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the authorities are treating this, how seriously they are taking it. >> it seems they are taking it quite seriously. we have seen - part of this has to do with independent persons in charge of gfc, whose independent administration has pushed hard for the settlement to be a large one. we have seen a lot of can kicking and people ignoring abuses in the government. this group pushed this hard. it's a unique and appropriate and useful thing for taxpayers. this is a big deal. i mean, you know, it could change things for the better. if there's not culpabilitiy, if you money doesn't go where it needs to it could be a missed opportunity. >> members of the boko haram killed a number of people near the nigeria border near cameroon. it happened in the north-east. an eyewitness counted six dead
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and 10 others with gunshot wounds. the military is yet to confirm the dead. >> pakistan's prime minister nawaz sharif is in washington for talks with barack obama. it's the highest level official visit in several years. the u.s. released more than 1.6 billion in military and economic aid held back since 2011. relations between the two countries have been tense since the raids that killed osama bin laden. >> a fire destroyed a factory in an industrial area in new delhi. the blaze broke out in a cardboard manufacturing plant. no one has been injured. >> in hong kong the government's decision to refuse a licence for a new tv station is infeweriating potential fewers. more than 20,000 protesters have been on the march, saying the government's restricting their choice of free-to-air
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entertainment. >> still to come - refusing to bow to pressure, we'll tell you what change the bangladesh i rickshaw drivers and others are resisting. >> and a bird's eye view on the news world. drone journalism is a grey area. we'll tell you why - coming up >> in sport, there's a motogp mix up that could cost a rider a world championship.
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hello again. a reminder of the top stories on al jazeera: 35 people have been killed in a suicide bomb blast at a busy cafe in iraq's capital baghdad. it follows two other bomb attacks on sunday in tikrit and the town of roa. the arab league chief says the geneva ii will be heard on november 23rdrd. nabil elaraby made the comments after talking to the syrian
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envoy. >> 43 died in a suicide truck bomb explosions. dozens are injured in the central city of hama >> myanmar's opposition leader called on the european leader to help her push for change in the constitution. aung san suy kyi met european commission president jose manuel barroso. she is blocked from becoming president because it blocks anyone whose children or spouses are foreign nagsals. elections are due to be held in 2015. >> police in puerto rico are trying to stem the tide of cocaine flowing from south to north america. 20 people a week are murdered as many try to profit. we were sent this report. >> this is an unannounced search for drugs on a ferry ask from another caribbean island. it's a routine process for this
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sergeant and his team. porto reeko has become a transit hub for south american drugs headed for the united states. this is an average fine - 15 pounds of pure cocaine. >> translation: the person realised we were here. they came and left the pack in the bathroom and walked out like any other person. >> the drug runner lost his cargo. here it is worth $140,000. in miami or new york it could sell for half a million. >> we must congratulate the dog. he's efficient and did a good job. >> the u.s. federal government reports an increase in drugs in the past few years. the local authority says it's a fraction of what makes it into the army. >> the lieutenant fights the drug trade on the streets of san juan. a murder victim was found with
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drugs in his pocket. witnesses saw a motor scooter. police are checking for suspects. >> translation: if you enter into the world, you will die. it's like a death sentence. sooner or later someone will kill you. >> about 1,000 people are murdered every year. that's six times the murder rate for the u.s. as a whole. most victims are young men who want to get rich quick. >> they prefer the easy life. and easy money. their life will be short because they will die. everybody things it will turn out different for them. but that is never true. there will always be somebody waiting behind your throne. >> puerto rican police are
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constantly fighting the battle. with more and more drugs coming on to the island prices are dropping and there's more business to fight for. >> the leading candidate in the maldooef election is demanding the current president resign. the president mohamed nasheed has been accused of colluding with the defence minister and police chief to stay in power. police stopped the election on saturday following a supreme court ruling. >> now, the looupingy is a tradition -- lungi is a traditional form of dress warn by millions of men in asian countries. in bangladesh it is seep as a symbol -- seen as a symbol of the lower classes. there has been a call for it to be banned. >> it's the south asian version of a sarong, a piece of clothing
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offering relief from heat and humidity. almost all men own one or have owned one at one point. the lungi is not welcome everywhere. >> i have been told by that hotel behind me that i can't enter because i'm wearing a lungi. it may be close to a national dress. for many it's a symbol of a backward lifestyle. >> this is one of the upmarket areas. they considered banning people wearing leungies. that would have been a problem for this man and his colleagues. almost all wear leungies. >> they are the most comfortable to wear while driving a rick saw. it is easy to get on, easy to pedal. >> the proposed ban led to an outcry as people defended an item of clothing part of their heritage. the government backed down saying it never intended to ban the lungi in the first place.
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despite modernising forces the lungi is popular. the industry is so informal there aren't reliable records on how many are sold each year. it's estimated to be worth more than $100 million. >> bangladeshi men wore lungies. when you are at home and want to relax, there's nothing that beats the lungi. >> they wear western trousers to work. >> translation: you can't wear leungies at work. it's more professional to wear trousers. >> the lungi is losing ground. as long as they have to work in the ha, it's unlikely it will disappear from public view. >> let's get more news from europe. phillisty barr is in -- felicity barr is in london. we start in monta neg roe. they have held their first ever
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gay pride parade. the events were nearly marred brawls between police and protesters. >> before the start the fight between huli gans and police occurred in the city. huli gans were organised in smaller groups, throwing stones and sticks at the police. police answered by throwing tear gas. a terrorist unit intervened. huli gan groups caused unrest. store windows were broken. there was everywhere on the streets stones, bricks until the city service came and cleared everything. the parade was in the center of the town, and held without incident. 2,000 police guarded the participants. after the finish of the parade, they were escorted by the center by a police car. >> luxembourg's prime minister
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and his christian democrat party look as though they'll remain in a new coalition government. they held their elections on sunday. he led the country for 18 years and is the longest serving leader in the european union. he called elections in july because of phone tapping and corruption. >> greece is under pressure to speed up privatisation of loss-making companies. the europe seen central bank, imf and others gave the government until december to sell or close three businesses. they are national symbols of military and national might and will not be easily disposed of. >> that man walked here since he was 14. his wife and son work here. he fears he may lose everything because the government may have to close the melting plant.
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>> translation: we work, we produce, we sell, we bring in dollars. until now the company made money. it pays contractors, our salari salaries. i can't see there's a problem. >> tempers are frayed at the local union. these many don't know their fate. the future of the plant and mine is hammered out far away, not in athens, but the financial and power centres of greece's creditors. larko is the largest nickel producer in europe, one of the top five in the world. it's a greek export industry, shipping products to the stainless steel mills. it has been losing money. creditors say it must be sold or shut down. >> the same choice faces the helenic vehicles industry. it partially built the leopard ii it's a poor exporter losing
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$25 million, and defense plant. it's debts are millions. >> they were used as hide aways. they amassed redundant personnel. they didn't have the orders for people to carry out and were able to strike when they felt like it, raising costs. the pays, salaries were extremely high for the labour involved. to in essence they went under. >> the timetable is tight. all three companies must be privatised or wound up by december. some 3,000 jobs are at stake. larco has a better chance of staying open. its payroll is tight, nickel in high demand and union combative. >> translation: we are not prepared to give the company up to special interest or foreign capital. it belongs to the greece state our country and the people
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>> it is paying off old debt, past since of overstaffing. larko's luck will be up to the buyers. whoever wants the nickel will have to pay the dime. >> and finally, thousands of people took part in a re-enactment in the battle of liepsik. >> 6,000 people from more than two dozen countries took part in the event in a german city. it marked the 200th anniversary. >> that means you are fully up to date from the news in europe. let's take you back to doha. >> thank you, felicity. >> six months ago nicholas madure eo took over as leader.
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his ratings are on the slide as are the opposition leader. they are on the campaign trail to test the national mood. >> he's back on the campaign trail after losing the closest presidential election in venezuela in more than a decade. this time opposition leader hen rooeg capriles is rallying his campaign to be a mayor. the elections are crucial for his party. >> for me the elections are a referendum where venezuelans can choose between the country madurai wants or the country the people want. >> what they want is a deeply divided issue. steps away, capriles and pro-government supporters nearly
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crash. >> they are out protesting the campaign of henryk cap rils. as you can see, tensions are on the rise.riles. as you can see, tensions are on the rise. >> since taking office nicholas mad euro has increased pressure. eight lawmakers were beaten in congress for refusing to recognise nicholas maduro as president. capriles has to rely on his youtube channel to get his word out. although he is still polling high, reporterser growing disenchanted with his party. this man voted for him in the presidential election. >> the opposition is not as unit as it should be. they lack leaders. capriles is making a name for himself.
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considering how split the country is, the opposition should be stronger. accounting venezuelans like him to vote for his party in december will be a challenge for capriles, who shows no signs of gaving up. >> still to come on the newshour. a grand slam. was it enough to send the reds to the world series. all the sport is coming up.
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lead poisoning affects thousands of people every year,
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especially children. the world health organization says there are ways to reduce the riskses and has called for action to eliminate the use of the metal. led exposure is estimated to contribute to the estimated 600,000 new cases of children with intellectual disabilities every year. children are particularly vulnerable because they absorb four to five times as much led as adults. those at highest risk are the very young and the very poor. we have this report from nigeria's zamfara state where lead is used in mining. fatima is four years old and has lead poisoning. she is among more than 1,000 children here who regular come to this rural clinic for treatment. her mother has lost two children already. >> translation: fatima has seizures and runs a fever. every time it gets worse. memories of my two dead children
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come back to me. i'm afraid of losing fatima. all five children have similar symptoms. >> the surrounding vil iges sit on huge cold reserves. in the rush to extract the metal, unskilled miners came home wearing clothing contaminated with lead, polluting households. a u.s. company cleaned up the lead in homes. that eliminated the risk of more contamination, and allowed for the treatment of infected children to begin. so far doctors without borders or medecins sans frontieres have success fully treated 1,600 children in aid villages. hundreds of children are not as lucky. this village lost about 200. life here is getting back to normal after the clean-up. doctors from medecins sans frontieres are faced with a hum task of treating more than 1,000
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cases. the aid agencies helping the children is warning that the problem is bigger than originally thought. >> there are more villages in the area affected. msf has not the capacities to take care of all villages. there are 30 villages identified in which msf are not working, which suffer from lead poisoning. treatment for these children is expensive and takes time. doctors say it could take up to five years of visits, medication and laboratory testing. for the mother the discovery of gold in their communities is a curse. their only concern now is nursing their children back to health. with so much activity at the goldmine, there's a good chance that the situation will get worse.
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>> time for the sport with andy. >> 7-time african champions reminded their continent that egyptian football is a potent force after the national team's world cup qualifying loss. they made it through to the final of the african champion's league. beating cameroon coton sport in the second leg of the semifinal tie. they'll defend their title against south africa's orlando pirates. to be played at orlando stadium on november the 2nd. the egyptian national team not in a good position. it's all but ended their chances of making it to brazil. the american coach bob bradley doesn't know if he'll be in charge for the return leg in egypt. >> if it's up to me, i will be with the team because we have been together throughout the period with a dream. it's important that we can stand
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together one more time. >> it was a difficult day. many factors came together. certainly nerves, emotion, the field, the referee. for me, most of all, the players who love egypt so much. i think the pressure of everything that's happened in this country the last two years was great on this day. when you put it all together it was too much. >> juve vent us's unbeaten start has ended following a sensational performance from rossy. juventus were 2-0 up. rossi, coming back from a knee injury scored a hat-trick leading them to a 4-2 win. >> elsewhere:
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tottenham hot spur up to fifth in the english premier league , winning 2-0 at aston villa. townsend scored days after signing a new contract at the club. anofficial was hit by a smoke bomb thrown from the crowd. spanish forward roberto got the second goal. >> in spain - a club record's fourth consecutive win. gran arda did all they could - having a man sent off. and then an own goal. >> pedro leon sealed the result. that strike in the 55th minute. >> two wins in a row with a 1-0 victory against al maria. galvez with a winner for the spanish side, with 12 minutes to
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spare. >> the boston red sox are through to the world series. visiting tigers to clinch the american league championship series with boston down 2-1. a grand slam hit to give the red sox a 3-1 lead. 5-2 is how it ended. boston won the best of the seven series meet the st louis cardinals. the world series will be a rematch of 2004, which boston won. that will be at fenway park on wednesday. obviously the it's thought was getting us there to tie the game. then it got to the point where i felt, "wow, this could get up over the wall." and all the emotions went through my mind. seeing it, you know, no disrespect and i will never be one of those guy, if guys took it wrong, but i was excited when i ran around the bases. >> roy mcilroy missed out winning first title of the year, finishing one behind the winner
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at the korean open. starting 67, putting mcilroy back in contention. it was a bizarre finish to the tournament. thai penalised two strokes for grounding his club in a hazard. he refused to sign the score card for two hours while officials reviewed video replace. he relented allowing sun hu to lift the trophy. >> marc marquez failed to close out the motogp championship after being disqualified at australia's grand prix. he had a chance to secure his maiden title. he almost ran into jorge lorenzo and was black flagged after failing to pit at the required time. jorge lorenzo, defending champion, started from poll, won the race. he cut marc marquez's lead to 18 points with two races remaining. >> yes, today has been a pretty
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good race. different than a normal race. with a change of bikes in the middle. we practice a lot before the race, the change of the bike, and we could improve so much. that is one of the key. >> new zealand's scott dixon won his third indy car championship in a finale that saw crashes. carlos munyos lost control at the 100 lap mark. lucky to avoid others after crashing into a wall. eight of the 20 drivers that started managed to finish at the circuit. australian will power won the race. a fifth-placed finish was enough for dixon to secure the title. >> we had to work on a bit of strategy. we had to work on the car and had the issue with overheating towards the end. i just - i can't believe that we have won the championship. this is fantastic. so many people to thank. it's unbelievable. >> there's more on the website.
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check it out also details. get in touch with us on twitter and facebook. more from me later. that is all in sport for now. >> thank you. now, for years we have seen unmanned aerial aircraft used in war zones and journalists used helicopters to film breaking news. now a group of researchers have decided to put the two together. al jazeera's john henned ron takes a look at the drones tailor-made for gathering news. >> reporter: the newest media front ear - the sigh is the limit. matt waite was watching a demonstration of an unmanned aircraft focussing the landscape when he had an epositivony. >> blew my mind. i watched this and thought there is every tornado that i covered as a journalist, every hurricane, flood, wildfire - you know, biblical disaster of - use i don't remember imagination.
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>> drones that long served as the eyes and arms of the u.s. military and intelligence agencies. it's believed the capabilities of 15 huns drones could be useful for news organizations. >> he walks in and says, "i want to create a drone journalism lab", my first thought was, "what was that" >> with a $15,000 grant the university of nebraska launched a lab for young journalists. >> we are literally creating this new tool for journalists to use because there is no - there are no guidance, no suggestions op how to use it or what to use it for. we are making it all up. i want to keep doing that. >> the picture might look a little wobbly, with refinements it can look like this and drone journalism could mean almost no
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place is out of reach. they are still a work in progress. but a drone is already in use in australia to cover cricket. could airborne papa ratsy and unmanned car chase coverage be next? the technology is so far ahead of the law it's left many questions unanswered. >> somebody says "if that thing flies over my house i'm getting my shotgun out and shooting it down" as silly as it sounds it's not clear whether they can do that. we are kind of writing the rule back. >> commercial drones are illegal in the u.s. aviation authorities are crafting new laws that could have drones like this filling the skies by 2015. airborne papa ratsy. city with us for more incredible stuff - another full bulletin of news is ahead. go to the website for the latest on breaking news
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it is al jazeera america life from new york city. i'm jonathan betz with a look at the top stories >> two convicted murderers who escaped a florida prison appeared before a jug. joseph jenkins and charles walker used forged document to get out of prison. they were recaptured yesterday. >> two naval officers and app nci agent have been charged with corruption. economic and military aid will be on the agenda as secretary of state john kerry meets with pakistani prime minister nawaz


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