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. > more than 60 female prisoners are freed in syria as part of a complex regional deal. >> germany summons the u.s. ambassador to berlin to explain allegations of how angela merkel's mobile phone was tapped >> calling for change - thousands protest against cam bodia's ruling party.
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>> i'm bernard smith in luxor in egypt. it's the start of the tourist season. with the trouble elsewhere - it means no one is here. the syrian government has freed 60 female detainees as part of a complex prison arrangement. it illustrates how the conflict has pulled in ordinary countries in the region. most of the prisoners were released by the syrian government on wednesday at the poureder crossing between leb -- border crossing between lebanon and syria. most have returned to their homes. the 3-way deal began on saturday when nine host iges were released. two turkish pilots had been released in lebanon. they'd been kidnapped to help
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free the lebanese hostages. >> let's go to the border crossing between lebanon and syria. our correspondent is there. is the prisoner exchange complete? will the syrian government release any more prisoners? >> one expects more prisoners will be released simply because the fact that actuality the syrian rebels put forward a list of 126 women who are held by the syrian government. their initial list was 370 women. that was watered down to 126. so far half of these women have been released. one is to expect more to come - to be set free in the coming hours - some lebanese officials here are saying that the whole - the process should take maximum 48 hours, but, you know, at this stage one has to wait and see. you know, this is a very
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different kind of release than what happened in the instance of the nine lebanese, two turkish pilots that you have mention nds. what is happening here is discrete, quiet. the first batch of 14 women were released early dawn on wednesday, and then the other 48 women were released late at night here away from the camera. there's no family or friends waiting for them. it's a discrete process. >> so who are these women, and where does their release fit into the deal to release the nine lebanese hostages? >> well, we don't have much details. what we know is that the northern storm brigade, who was holding the nine lebanese host iges, had put forward the names on top of other names, probably the most prominent name - a blogger that was detained in
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2009, and charged with spying for a foreign country. that person has been released. it's a matter of her paperwork being processed at the moment, and she should come out of the other prison in damascus in the coming hours. who are the rest of the women? we don't know. there was no access to the women. we don't know when they were held or why they were held or were they come from exactly. we do know they were brought here to this noman's land area between syria and lebanon. from there they returned to the home inside syria. >> thank you for that. on the border between lebanon and syria. >> an explosion near the airport in damascus has been followed by a power blackout. this video, which can't be independently verified was posted on youtube and is said to show the aftermath of the attack. power was cut after rebel
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artillery hit a gas pipeline. residents say the capital was plunged into darkness. >> germany summoned the u.s. ambassador over suspicions that chancellor angela merkel's phone has been monitored for years. president obama told mrs merkel that she is not being spied upon, but the white house hasn't ruled out that it may have happened in the past. more from berlin in a moment. first alan fisher and washington d.c. >> the german government must have been sure something went on, going public with allegations that the americans spied on angela merkel's mobile phone. a spokesman for the german leader scribed the idea as unsalentable. the -- unacceptable. the chancellor spoke to the united states. >>. >> i can tell you the president assured the chancellor that the
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united states is not monitoring and will not monitor the commuptions of the chancellor? a. >> missing are the words "have not" and "did not" >> when al jazeera asked if this was something that happened in the past. the official line was repeated but added: >> the german claims come days after a french newspaper accused the american spy agencies, the nsa of hacking diplomats computers and recording data from 70 million calls in france over a 30 day period. after edward snowden revealed the size of the u.s. spying program, barack obama made a foreign trip when asked about the extents of operations abroad. he was in berlin, standing next to angela merkel. >> this is not a situation in which we are rivling through - you know, the emails of american citizens or french citizens or
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anybody else. >> now the germans join the french, the mexicans and brazilians upset by u.s. spying. it's creating deep suspicion and international tension. >> translation: it spends shivers down my spine when we find out the u.s. is spying on all of us through brazil's information services. >> a review has started of how and what is collected because of growing international anger. >> let's get analysis from berlin. nick spicer joins us live. europe's powerful leader, i can imagine, none to happy about this. >> not happy at all. and she hasn't just made a phone call. her foreign minister summoned the american ambassador for consultations this afternoon. that is a bit of a throw back to the cold war, with a tit for tat expulsions of diplomat.
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it's not something two steadfast natoal lies do to each -- nato allies do each other. it gives an indication of the anger and even though angela merkel made the point to the american president, she's hammering it home having her foreign minister speak to the american ambassador. there's a lot of anger in germany, in part because of the country's past. half being east germany, where people had to grow up with the idea of neighbours spying on neighbours, family members spying on family members. and the nazi era with widespread spying. the data protection rules in place are something that people hold very deer. they don't like the idea of their own government spying on their private conversations, and much less that of a foreign government. >> thank you nick spicer. life there in ber -- live will this berlin.
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pakistan's pm nawaz sharif is urging barack obama to end u.s. drone strikes in his country. the two leaders met at the white house, where they promised to cooperate on security issues, patty culhane has the details. the usual words of friendship, cooperation and commitment policemeninged in the oval office. this handshake could symbolise more. pakistan and the u.s. have barely been on speaking terms since the upannounced raid that killed osama bin laden in pakistan more than two years ago, and nato killed more than 24 pakistan troops leading to aid being cut off. the traffic and aid flowing again. it was evident in this meeting there's a huge source of tension - u.s. drone strikes. >> i brought up the issue of drones in our meeting, emphasising the need for answered to such strikes. >> the president didn't talk
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strewns, but when the national securie vazor, sartaj aziz talked to jazz, he indicated that the president gave assurances behind the scenes. >> they said they had largely accompanied their targets of key figures to target. now they have tapered off. probably once the remaining targets are met. >> he wouldn't go further and spell out what promises were made. experts say with the deadline quickly approaching for u.s. troops to leave afghanistan, both countries have little choice but to try to find a solution. for the u.s. it's all about security. >> it's afg and pakistan's help in recognise. counterterrorism and groups praipting across the region, but using pakistani soil. it's the pakistani's nuclear weapons and their safety and stability and stability in pakistan - which means economic help. >> the u.s. aid that has been
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promised has been on a steady decline. in 120, 4.5 billion, it could eventually total it 1.5 billion this year, and 975 million is pledged next year. pakistan clearly needs not just aid, but trade to help with development, especially with the energy sector, if the economy is going recover and foreign investment is going to return. this meeting, a show of respect may mark a new beginning for two countries with a complicated relationship. sometimes allies, occasionally angry, both knowing they need each other. >> protests broke out in haiti following the arrest of a prominent lawyer who brought an anticorruption case against the wife of the president. several blocks of porta prince were shut down. the popular opposition figure
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was taken into custody on tuesday. haiti's general elections are two years overdocument >> a massive protest - the prime minister will resign in tunisia, but only after a caretaker government is formed. >> thousands of opposition members in somalia are calling to the the u.n. to intervene. they are protesting against the ruling party and a stolen election. we have this report from the capital. >> taking to the streets again, this time calling it the major embassies. carrying the american flag, the march was led by opposition leader. his call to protest has resulted in thousands of supporters descending on the capital city of its latest campaign.
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>> defying an official order, several thousand people have been camped out in the central square: the opposition says the ruling party stole the ballot through electoral fraud and believes foreign governments can break the deadlock. >> stand up in one voice. one commitment to peace. peace starts with free and fair elections. peace starts with rights. >> the ruling party agreed to talks, but if they still fail to produce a breakthrough, it is difficult to see what other peaceful measures are left to the opposition. >> with thousands turning out once more the opposition can claim popular support. translating it into change seems as far away as ever, with the
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ruling party showing little willingness so far of wanting to give any ground. . the dangerous crossing by boats to europe from north africa claimed hup dreads of lives, coming up - we are on patrol with the coastguard off the italian island of lampedusa. plus, russia drops piracy charges against greenpeace campaigners. we tell you why they face the prospect of prison. >> i'll tell you why it was bruising for the cardinals in game 1 of the world series - coming up later in sport. >> italy's former prime minister silvio berlusconi has been ordered to stand trial on corruption charges. he's been accused of bribing a senate millions of dollars to
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join the center right party. >> another trial for a former prime minister who seems to spend more time in the court than parliament. on wednesday, silvio berlusconi was charged with corruption for bribing with $4 million, back in 2008, for a senator to defect from the center left coalition lead by the former prime minister, and jump ship to the center right coalition, which was led by silvio berlusconi. now, the defection led to the fall of the government, and new elections, won by silvio berlusconi. now, the trial will start on february, and he'll bet the latest of a number of string of legal proceedings that will see silvio berlusconi as the defendant. in august he's been sentenced for tax frauds before he is
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imprisoned, a sentence confirmed by the supreme court. he's been sentenced in first degree as to seven years in prison for having had sex with an underaged profit tute. until the sentences commence, silvio berlusconi will sit in parliament and play a major role in italian politics. >> european leaders are meeting thursday to discuss the crisis in the mediterranean. more than 750 refugees drowned trying to reach the continent. simon mcgregor-woods met the coastguards first on the scene in one of those traj dis in lampedusa. >> commandante giuseppe has 75 men and vessels under his command. two of those are on permanent stand by to rescue the next migrant boat in trouble. it's a routine patrol today. it's not always like thx. >> we are close to the spot where 5 uns eritreans decide
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when their vessel sank. this man and his crew were the first to arrive and many are haunted by what they saw. 350 migrants drowned. this group pulled 63 survivors. it was what they saw. >> after we think about the people we rescued and people found dead. we found also a lot of child dead. all of ours - most of ours. >> migrants have been trying to reach the shores for years. the volume is overwhelming. 13,075 migrants have come via lampedusa, all but 500 of those needed help from the coastguard.
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despite the stress of this job, the commandant doesn't blame the might rapts -- migrants, he tells us what the family of one family told him. >>, "i have to decide if tomorrow i die in my country, or go for italy and i have 50% of possibility to save my family. you are father, what do you think about that?" >> lampedusa's coastguard takes great pride in every life saved. it's a shame it's taken so many lives lost to focus the attention of europe's politicians. . in the u.s. a 13-year-old boy carrying a replica gun has been shot by police. the boy's father said he was returning the plastic toy in
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santa rosa california. the incident comes a day after a 12-year-old boy shot dead a teacher at a school in nevada. >> russian prosecutors dropped piracy charges against greenpeace activists. they'll be charged with high school iinganism. if found guilty, they'll spend up to seven years in gaol. >> president putin had publicly admitted the greenpeace activists were obviously not pirates. that charge in russia carries a maximum prison term of 15 years. the criminal authorities in moscow appear to be toeing the kremlin's line, replacing them with chargs of high school iinganism for attempting to climb aboard an oil rig. that means they could face up to seven years in a russian gaol instead. reacting to the new, greenpeace's spokesman in moscow said the arctic 30 were no more
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huli dance than pirates and it was disproportionate for for a peaceful protest, describing them as fantasy charges bearing no relation to reality. >> greenpeace organised a worldwide protest to mark the activists first 30 days in pre-trial detention last friday. they say the mep and women should be released immediately and will fight for what they call the latest trumped up charges. all requests for bail by the activists have been denied. the latest refusal coming wednesday. >> we are protesters, we didn't come to russia. we've been brought here under threat of fire. >> it was charges. high school iinganism brought against the members of pussy riot fans for their punk protest in the main kath eed ra. they
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received a 2-year sentence imprisonment. some members of the arctic 30 complained about the conditions they are being kept in. no date has been set for when the trial will begin. australia defense forces have apologised after starting one of the larmest bushfires was sparked by army straining exercises. firefighters say the threat from bushfires is decreasing, saying 64 fires are burning, but that more than half of them are under control. . japan is braced for another typhoon. it is on cause to hit the islands, 120km from tokyo by the end of the week. let's have a look at where the typhoon is tracking. we have the latest on the weather. thank you. the pacific ocean is a volatile
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place - not one, not two, but three major forms. we'll focus on the western part of the pacific. you can see it here. supertif joon lakema will not have a major impact. it is francisco, a weakening system, which is not looking as threatening. as i run the sequencing you see the track it takes. francisco runs closest towards japan, and here we'll see the bors of the weather. the weather conditions deteriorating rapid lip. you can see the cloud associated with the weather front, a semistationary feature, or producing huge amounts of rain. the winds are picking up. they are only storm force winds, not hurricane force winds. it's the rain that will be the main feature from the system, as the rap increases from friday -- rain increases from friday through saturday we could see for the southern islands and
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eastern parts, 200 and 300mm of rain. perhaps the western side of honshu will get away with smaller amounts, but the eastern side will see torrential rain and landslides. >> the u.n.'s human rights council is due to look at malaysia's rights and the rights of minorities and indigenous people. many communities in the eastern states are protesting against a hydroelectric projects that will submerge their homes and lands. we have this report from bolaga in eastern malaysia. >> this is a man defying the authorities. he's on bail and will be charged with criminal trespassing. he's going to lead his people in protest. >> translation: we want our full rights, we want our compensation. >> they are being asked to move because of this dam, a hydroelectricity project.
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24,000 hectares of land will be flooded in less than a year. more than 1,300 affected. villages from four indigenous communities have been holding up construction. dam since september, by blocking the only road leading to it. the protest site is manned around the clock. some of the protesters are from this village. the people here say they have come under pressure to leave - from poll tirps and government officials -- politicians and government officials. this is not the first time the people have been asked to move. the first time was six years ago, when they had to make way for a plant oil factory. and this time for the construction of a dam. they've been offered a new location and land and $5,000 in cash. they say it's not enough >> translation: it's hard to move to the new settlement area. there's not enough forest to hunt. it's surrounded by palm oil
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plantations and is far from the river. >> some communities moved to the new settle: there's water and electricity. none of the promised amenities like schools and clinics. trance transit feels >> translation: it feels like life is a little harder, crops are not ready, we can't find what we need in the jungle. we rely on money. >> the state-owned energy company in charge of the dam told al jazeera it's following international standards. the dam is one of 12 that the government teems necessary for the state's development. environmentalists say there's enough energy for the foreseeabforese foreseeable future and argues the biggest dam is not running at capacity. the state may not have enough land for the indigenous people to continue their way of life. >> the instability in egypt is
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having a devastating affect on the country's tourism industry. visitor numbers fell by 80% after the july coup. we have this romp from luxal. >> it's a tourists dream. but luxor's nightmare. this is high season. a few visitors have the ancient sites to themselves. >> it's a disaster. luxor is better than cairo. it's safer. that moment of the year, we are in season, beginning of the whipter. and to see the temple empty. this is it a regular place for the tourists. it's bad for us and for our economy and our future. >> on a normal day thousands would walk through the funeral temple of the quooep. two turned up while they were there. >> we were looking forward to come here.
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we asked trends and news to see if we decide to come here. but now we are very - we are quiet and happy to seat the monument. >> it's a unique experience. >> yes, we are very lucky to see it without people. >> luxor has not been touched by the violence that has affected other parts of egypt. most of the tourists are scared off, devastating the local economy. >> this is the entrance to the valley of the kings. in there the time of king tutt. the car park, normally full of tour coaches is pretty much angry. luxor's hotels are deserted. occupancy rates are 4%. they are usually more than 80% at this time of near. the nile used to be clogged with
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cruise boats. they are moored and moth bald. the government says more than a billion in tourism revenue has been lost sips mass demonstrations prompted the military-led coup. >> since having this problem n between the new government and the muslim brotherhood, i expect there'll be nothing for a lopping time. -- for a long time. i don't know when they will come to sit together, and everything stop. >> and while the two sides are far apart, u.s. and european countries will advise against travel to egypt. no distinction is made for the peaceful breath taking city. . still to come here on al jazeera newshour, we'll visit a fair labour factory in bangladesh, where the rama
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factory collapsed inspires a new generation. >> and how ibrahimovic is wrapping up the goals. details in port in 20 minutes.
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still to come here on al hello, again. this is the it newshour from al jazeera. syria freed 62 female prisoners as part of a 3-way change deal. nine lebanese hostages were released on saturday after being held by syrian rebels.
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two turkish pile at were freed on the same day in lebanon. >> germany summoned the u.s. ambassador on inspections that angela merkel's phone was tapped. president obama told angela merkel that she is not being spied on. the white house didn't rule out that it may have happened in the past. >> thousands took to the streets of the cambodian capital to protest against a stolen election and want an independent investigation into poll results. >> more on the top story, the syria prisoner exchange. joining us from beirut a syrian and lebanon officer at human rights watch. the women were handed over wednesday. no family or friends to welcome them. such a stark contrast to the release and frenzy of celebrations that surrounded the lebanese pilgrims, when they were exchanged on saturday.
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who are these women? what do we know about them? >> thank you for having me. so we have been following this exchange closely. what we do know is that some of these women are individuals who have been arbitrarily detained by the syrian government. they, like others, have been held because of their peaceful activates m, for their humanitarian work, in defense of the 10 years, sometimes for provision of medical care. these are but a few of the thousands that continue to be arbitrarily held by the syrian government. >> so do you think the syrian government has more of this kind of prisoner to release? >> absolutely. we have documented extensively that the syrian government does systematically arbitrarily detain individuals, including individuals who are, again,
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engaging in legitimate work, such as journalism, humanitarian work, medical work, treatment of those injure, distribution of assistance, and they are really holding these individuals in security facilitiesies across the country, and -- facilities across the country, in conditions below standards that are required by international law. we know many of them have been subject to torture, and some individuals have been killed in detention. >> syria made no official comment, nor has it acknowledged playing any role in the hostage release negotiations. this is, i suppose, a relatively constructed development between the various parties, despite the onning kayo, the -- ongoing kayo, the violence in syria, is that cause for optimism? >> this is a breakthrough - for the individuals released, for their families and friends.
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had is incredibly significantly. we do know that extensive work went into the negotiations from the leb neerks the turkish -- lebanese, turkish and syrian sides to facilitate the exchanges. we should continue to hold the syrian government responsible for arbitrarily holding those in detention, and syria, and to call on opposition groups who will - now are arbitrarily retaining individuals. >> what is in this for the syrian government? >> i think in this case it is quite clear that the lebanese government and turkish government were able to play a constructive role in allowing this prison commaping to happen. from the syrian government vantage point, i think as well, in this case as well as in other hostage cases they do benefit from the release of these
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individuals who are arbitrarily held by opposition groups. >> good to talk to you. thank you for being with us. >> >> it's been six months since one of the world's worst industrial disasters in bangladesh. the rana plaza collapse killed more than 1,000 worker. the disaster blighted the industry and has become a source of inspiration for some. >> six months ago this woman was not sure she'd work in a garment k factory again or visit one without a panic attack. she was a worker in rana plaza. more than 1,000 of her co-worker died. experience left her scarred and fearing for her future. >> i didn't think that i would do this again. when the generator starts i get scared. then i think this building is one floor, and maybe i can do
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this. . >> that is when samuel and his friend stepped in, shocked by the death and devastation. she set up a group to help, tracking down victims and supported them. they set up a fair labour factory where workers are paid decent wages and share in the profits. >> translation: we saw the horrors of the collapse and realised the contributions couldn't end with donations. there has been a tragedy with one man. it's up to the rest of us to step up and help out. >> people like samuel are trying to ensure the future is better than the past. problems remain. >> working in the garment industry is dangerous. this month a fire kild seven in the factory - raising the question of how much changed since the rana plaza disaster. >> the government is trying to make sure the rana disaster is not repeated. >> translation: accidents are accidents.
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the latest fire was an accident. these things happen. we are more careful, we are taking more measures. >> rana plaza will be a reminder of the industry's problem for a long time to come. >> many hope for a reformed industry giving them a safer, secure future. >> breaking news out of libya - gunmen are reported to have killed an air force colonel in the eastern city of benghazi. the officer involved in the operation - or he was reported to be involved in the operation to the capture and killing of muammar gaddafi. details are sketchy, whelm bring -- we'll bring you more as and when we get it. >> schools in the spanish islands have been ordered to stop teaching subjects in a language native to children who
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attend them. some see it as an attack. >> it's play time at san bettera school in the hills of ma yorka. most of the children speak catalan and spanish. as they head into lessons, teachers will prepare classes in both languages. that system is on the way out. soon they'll be taught in english. catalan will no longer be dominant. >> translation: we decided art will be taught in english, math and science in catalan. sport will be taught in catalan. >> the trilingual model is hugely complicated and unpopular. plenty of parents thing the government in madrid is conducting an in a positionistic experiment on the children. trance transthey want to >> translation: they want to
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spanishise the students. for that reason a lot of people relate the reforms with other times from spain's past. >> language reforms poke at two of spain's raw nerves - one old, one new. firstly - messing around with regional languages here always reawakens memories of the dictatorship of general franco. secondly there's embarrassment that most spaniards don't speak good enough english to compete in the modern world. >> the ruling popular party didn't have anyone available for us to interview. the justification it gives for all its education reforms is spanish students aren't employable enough. they must bet better at rang biges. >> i agree with the goal, but not the way they are doing that.
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there's not enough teachers. if the lang woij reform is -- language reform is applied without english levels, it won't help improving our students in this level. >> spain's children face a tougher job market than those who graduated before the crisis. useful skills will be crucial for their success - that is true whatever language you say it in. >> in peru thousands of dolphins are being poached and used as shark pats. the practice is -- bait. the practice is supposed do be illegal but is difficult to police. >> with impugnity they are tarted with one shot. this is how they kill dolphins.
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the dolphin fights as it bleeds from the harr poon wound. fishermen beat it. they want to use the meat as bait to attract sharks. environmental protection group winted cover to reveal what they say is widespread practice. >> translation: we filmed in two different ships, but before we decided to, we had four different boats to choose from. they all told us, of course we kill dolphins. >> they believe at least 6,000 dolphins are hunted every year. the real number could be as high as 15,000. former fishermen insist dolphins are sold in markets. they are called marine pigs. he said dolphin poaching goes on because there's hardly any
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interference. >> of course there's dolphin fishing. the authorities won't be watching and fishermen outsmart them. >> perusian officials have launched an investigation into the charges and are looking to control the fishing. authorities say there's less than 15 patrol boasts for the 3,000km long. they want to install gps systems in smaller boats. >> translation: we must use technology to control what is happening at sea. we can't guarantee there won't be criminal activity. >> it's not difficult to catch dolphins, they are not afraid of man. in northern peru it's easy to ride alongside flocks of them. environmentalists say if poaching is not stopped the species is likely to become endangered. >> news of racism in the
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champion's league next. joe has the latest from the wta championships in istanbul. details coming up in the sport.
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>> news of racism in the >> news of racism in the in this aim of the internet we probably see one of these - we are about to see them - several times a day - dot com.org and others. in an expansion of internet
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names non-latin characters are being introduced. these are the first four domain names available in foreign script - the chinese character for gain, the arabic word for web or network, and two representing online and site. the new sufisms reflect the global nature of the -- suffixes reflect the global nature of the internet. it cost $185,000 to apply for each of these new domains. let's talk to internet analyst barry fox, joining us from london. always good to talk to you on the program. why hasn't this happened before now, it's, after all, the worldwide web. >> yes, it is. have you to think back to where the internet began, and it began in america with the american military. and it was - it was the secure
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system that the military talked to each other. it was designed to withstand nuclear attack. that's where it began. under president - mainly president clinton, opened it up for you and i to use. it was still controlled by the american government. and it's only 15 years ago that the american government again under clinton said, "okay, we need this to be more independent." and they set up a charity. but the charity is based in america, in california, and this is really the first real recognition of the fact that it is global. and it really has been rather selfish, first of all, only to have english language, latin characters. this is where the future is. and it's taken 15 years, but we got there. >> it's a charity in charge of deciding on who gets to use what suffix. i was going to ask you whether
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it was all about making money or whether this will genuinely make things easier on the web? >> no, i think it's fair to say it's not about making money. this is a nonprofit organisation called icann. it's nonprofit making. there's a lot of money needs to be spent, i am sure, maybe some of it is wasted. in general they try to be international. the 185,000, plus, incidentally $25,000 a year after that is for the right to be able to own what they call a top level domain. that is the key thing here. at the moment a top level domain is where you have dot com, dot net, dot org. and you can put individual names
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under that. anyone who pays $185,000 to get a new one like dot game or dot music will be able to sell off the right to other companies to have, shall we say hmv.music. sony.music. someone has to organise it and someone has to pay for the organizational structure. >> always learn something when i talk to you. thanks for being with us. >> sport in a moment. first, a big bollywood blockbuster is facing competition, not from hollywood, but from independent films made in india. first jamil has more from mooum bim. >> it's what i live for. >> this film is called "oonga", screening at the mumbai film festival. it wouldn't have been possible a few jeers ago.
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bollywood is king in india. flashy songs and larger than life stars dominate the industry. a new crop of films, recently "the lunch box" drew rave reviews at festivals like cannes and attracted the public back home. films have been around for years. film makers can easily meet their organizers. >> with the internet we put it out there. the audiences finds us. we sense that distributours don't mind. >> at this year's mumbai film festival audiences like an alternative to bollywood. >> bollywood are very plastic and ironed out and very away from reality. more of a dreamy kind of thing. >> you don't really need song
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and dance. but i think it's time the way the song and dance is done. the audience. >> interest and line-up in non-bollywood films are growing. that is driven by the internet and exposure to international films. film critics say don't expect the indian musical to lose its top billing in the indian film industry. >> in the u.s. or europe - it has an audience of its own. that will remain here as well. >> back at the theatre the chance of a small budget non-bollywood movie making it big or bigger is encouraging more independent film making. >> there's no excuse not to make a film. you can shoot it on the mobile phone. you can put it on youtube and the people that want to watch it will find you. >> the film can find its way to the box office and go on to
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become a hit. all right. time for sport. here is jo. >> baseball series opened with a thrashing in game 1 of the boston red sox hosting the st louis cardinals, a fielding error from the cardinals was the start. justin petroya was called out, despite a replay showing the ball slipped from pete cosman's hand. replays will be used next season. the red sox manager complained. the um pir reversed the call. mike napelerly hit a 3-run double. david otize was robbed of a grand slam by belt ram with an incredible catch sending him to the hospital with bruised ribs. otize put the game out of reach with a 2-run homer, boston beating st louis 8-1 in a ninth
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straight world series win. the over all call is the focus of many after the game. >> basically the explainings is that's not a play i a seen. i am sure there were six umpires on the film that never saw it before. it's a tough time to debut that overruling in the world series. no, i get that trying to get the right call - i get that. it's a tough one to swallow. >> there was really no entry into the glove with the ball. and to their credit they conferred and the one thing is we tried to get the call correct. i think based on their group conversation, surprisingly to a certain extent they overturned it. i think they got the call right. >> mi manchester city mid-fielder called on tough actions to be taken after racist
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chants were made to him. toray is waiting for the referee report to decide on what action to take. the english club came from behind to win 2-1. two goals from sergio giving them a vital three points. manchester lodged a formal complaint over racial abuse directed at torey. >> i didn't know what happened. then just tell me there were shouts against him. it's a pity that stupid things happen. i hope - he has the right message. it's a pity for the city, i think. >> another day, another frankly unbelievable performance from ibrahimovic. the striker smacked four in his
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side's 5-0 demolition in the champion's league. the swede completed his hat-trick by the 36th minute. he was fourth on the hour mark. psg lead group c with three wins from three. ibrahimovic with six goals in the competition so far. >> this man is the top scorer, cristiano ronaldo scoring twice as real madrid beat juventus. cristiano ronaldo sealed the points, slotting a penalty to round off a 2-1 win. >> frank rifary scored twice to help the holders to a victory over czech side. two other goals scored. bayern is top of group d, threes points three of manchester city. >> david moyes manchester united got a 1-0 win against real socio
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dad. >> serena williams has moved closer to gepding her season -- gending her season-ending wta title. in her second red group match, she peat a polish player in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4, her win ensures her progress through to the semifinals. >> world number two, however, didn't have a good day. victoria alice springsa renka beaten by eleena yankovic, winning 6-4, 6-3 in a first win over alice springsa renka in five meetings. li na is next up.
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she just about killed sara oranis hopes, the italian losing her first match. it seems she lost the first 6-3, calling for trainer assistance before the second. despite showing fight to break serve twice. li na won the set on a tie break to seal a straight-sets win. >> american luke guthrie takes the lead at the first of the european final series events in china in his first regular tour event. the 23 shot a bogey free 7-under par 65 leading the clubhouse by three shots after the first round. the shot of the day was a monster eagle putt by graham mcdowel. giving the northern irishman 2-under to finish for a tie for fourth place. >> one of the best-known commentators in cricket has been injured in a car accident in
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australia. richie benaud was driving alone when his car hit a brick wall. the 83-year-old was taken to hospital with chest and shoulder injuries and will remain there for a few days. >> south africa's team is building a lead against pakistan on the first day of the second test. the tourists started with 29 runs. >> graeme smith and deviliers took the lead. >> that's the sport for now. >> thank you. now, the sister of the amir of qatar has been named the most powerful figure and art. she is has brought exhibitions here to doha. the flooun sal "art review" magazine statements that kat area spends $1 billion on art home and abroad. more news in a moment.
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>> in the health care hot seat, computer contractors who built the problem-plagued federal health care website will face tough questions in a capitol hill hearing. >> chairman chancellor tells president obama spying on her and her country is fully unacceptable. the staunch u.s. ally is the latest country complaining about being monitored by the n.s.a. >> in a city going broke, fresh food is hard to come by. changing that with the help of a major supermarket chain. >> a flying laboratory that puts wildfires under the microscope. to learn more about climate change impacting the u.s.

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