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this is al jazeera ♪ hello and welcome to the news hour, i'm in doha with the top stories. executed, the uncle of north korea leader is put to death trying to take power for himself. celebrations in bangladesh in the streets after the execution of a senior opposition leader. [gunfire] african union troops move in to prevent revenge killing in the
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central african republic and south africa will pay respects to nelson mandela as his body lies in state for the final time. the top of north korea's ruling family ended in the execution of one of the most powerful figures and this week he was publically humiliated at a meeting and now he is dead guilty of trying to take power from his nephew and we are in beijing and there is nervous reaction to the news and are neighbors worried there is kind of an instability now? >> well, that is right, all of north korea's neighbors are trying to work at just where this leaves them and where it leaves their relationship with north korea.
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china sees an internal match up for the people to deal with japan and on the other hand says said this may be a domestic issue but it's one that it's certainly interested in given the possibility instability that may stem from this in the region and trying to figure out if this points to a bigger power struggle within the leadership of north korea and what is most striking is the speed with which this happened in a very open way that it has come about marking the end of a man who was widely regarded until recently as being the second most powerful man in north korea. his fall from grace absolute and for all the world to see. photographs of jung appearing before the special tribunal to pass the death sentence were released through a website with speed and openness rarely seen before. obthe streets of the north
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korean capitol and the man considered the mentor of their leading and seen at his side was now an enemy of the people. >> translator: he is like an enemy who dares to be craze enough to take over the power from the party and leader and look how much he did to people's lives and got what he deserved. >> translator: for this group of people who were going to destroy or single do this execution is too lenient and should be torn up and thrown in the rub -- rubbish pile. he was branded a trader and confirmation of his execution was accompanied by a statement from the north korea news agency that read he is a traitor to the nation for all ages who perpetrated antiparty refraction
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act in a bit to over throw the party from the state and the social system and he is referred to as despicable jung who was worse than the stability beyond the borders there is concern from east asian neighbors and they are following events closely and prepared for any developments. >> translator: the south korean government has deep concerns about a resent series of developments in north korea, it's watching the situation closely. we will make sure we are prepared for all future possibilities in a calm manner. in addition the government will cooperate closely with its allies and related nations. >> reporter: once regarded as indispensable and the power from father to son something somehow went very wrong.
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>> and jong-un's position made him influential and kim jong-un took over after the death of his father and now kim jong-il and it was one of kim jong-il's closer advisors and an uncle through his marriage. let's go back to robert bride who is in beijing and they said it was an attempted coup and do we think there may be more to come or is that it? >> well, that is the big question here was this a single act by kim jong-un to put leadership in to north korea and south korea think it's a reign
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of terror being waged by north korea and we know the two associates of jong who were executed at the time that jong was arrested and we are also getting reports in chinese newspapers about two other senior associates apparently of jong seeking refuge in china and not confirmed by the authorities here. it does seem as jong's relationship with china and about the north koreans only real friend of of sense in the world and the support that china gives to north korea and jong's handing of xhim zones between north korea and china was maybe of the charges against him and we are hearing indications in the charges and not specifically talking about the zones that jong was benefitting financially so was there some corruption involved that was used at the
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premise at least for his down fall and also execution and he does have associates who were involved in those projects they probably would be keeping a low profile now in north korea. moving ahead it seems that there is both the willingness both on the part of north korea and china to continue their economic cooperation despite this execution and both of their interest and north korea and for their very survival they do establish economic zones, establish some kind of economic reforms going forward but as far as china is concerned one of the worst case scenarios is some sort of i'm imploding north korea state. >> in is on the north korean execution. violent protests have broken out in bangladesh and three people have been killed so far and opposition is calling for a
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general strike on sunday. nicole has more. >> they just met him in prison and didn't expect this would be the last time they would see him. in fact, they thought a final court decision would be made in a week. >> he is to be given seven days and they will decide in seven days about the petition and not give any decision now. >> in the end there were though more chances and his appeal rejected and he was executed and a tribunal set up by the prime minister found him guilty of crimes carried out for the war of independence against pakistan over 40 years ago. outside prison crowds demanded his execution. >> translator: he just found out he has been hired and i think this is a victory for us after 40 years of independence. [chanting] not everyone was happy about it.
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as news of his death got out, supporters rallied and the demonstrations turned violent and houses and cars on fire and roads blocked. a number of people were killed. there has been trouble in bangladesh since elections were announced for the 5th of january. since october more than 100 people have been killed. now with the execution it seems things will only get worse. nicole johnston al jazeera. >> we are joining from the bangladesh doca and the journal list david bergman and thank you for joining us and it has been a bit of a shock to people when the execution was revealed earlier on friday, are you expecting more violence and there was talk of more violence after friday prayers? >> well, there was violence outside some of the mosques here in the capitol city and cars
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being burned and supporters going on a rampage and elsewhere in bangladesh there are reports of five people being killed in the southern part of bangladesh as well as blockades being put up around the country's second biggest city and clearly they are responding in a way one did expect in quite a violent manner. but it's not clear exactly how this is going to proceed. >> calls for a nationwide strike on sunday, how big is the support for the opposition, how many people do you think may well turn out for that strike? >> well, the way strikes work in bangladesh is basically they want to close the country down and close shops and stop transport throughout the country and it's not so much about how many people will turn out but how effective they are in closing the country. on the 15th of december there
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are to emotional days in bangladesh, on 14 of december people remember the killings of intellectuals that took place 42 years ago in 1971 allegedly at the hands of the pakistan military. the 6 of december is the victory day and they surrender the surrender of the pakistan day and these are symbolic in the country's history and it's interesting to see exactly how much they do get. and more physical party and opinion poles as the moment say 1-2% support but they are a very effective party, very organized and people bring out their supporters in large numbers and certainly it's likely they will enforce the strike quite resolutely. >> thank you and speaking to us from doca. chemical weapons in the war for,
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syria, what they concluded about 7 reported attacks and a snowstorm hit many parts of the middle east. and in sport steve smith helped australia recover from a slow start on the first day of the third test. ♪ tens of thousands of people have fled their homes in the central african republic after weeks of violence and ex kating the vitaling between muslim and christi christian melicia and it's getting worse. >> they fire into the air. crowds of people throw stones. these soldiers are rescuing
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numbers of selica. this is,000 a complex sectarian conflict, the muslim men among the generals are hiding in a church. the angry people outside are christians. with this kind of insecurity, people can't stay at home. five days ago this was the scene at the airport. just look at it now. tens of thousands of people living close to the runway. and some people living inside of rusting airplanes using the wings as shelter. what is clear is that people don't just need protection, they need assistance, quickly. people are cooking next to human waste, you can smell it, you can see it everywhere. this is yet another humanitarian crisis in this country.
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simone lost her son and daughter in law in the fighting and looking after the grandchildren. she has already exchanged her clothes for food. she has nothing left to sell. >> translator: i want the president to go so we can have some peace, what can i do if the orphans, the muslims won't leave us alone and look how much i'm suffering with these orphans. >> reporter: this man shows us how he would kill the country's muslim president. this is a country consumed by anger. humanitarian agencies admit they are overwhelmed by what is happening here. the most urgent is assistance with healthcare. now, injured people, there are people who are in need of basic health services. there are also pregnant women about to deliver and there is urgent need to get to them with basic medicine, basic
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healthcare. >> there are humanitarian planes landing and there is a plan to move these people into a proper camp but this is a country on the brink of collapse. there is no work, children aren't going to school, all people can do is just try to stay alive. i'm with al jazeera bongi. the group doctors without borders has sharply criticized the u.n. response to the crisis, in an open letter to the humanitarian chief they said there is no evidence of an adequate humanitarian reaction to the needs generated by repeated out breaks of violence and msf repeatedly asked u.n. agencies to deliver foods, tents and soap to more than 15,000 people displaced in the vicinity of the airport without any reaction. well, the response from amos and
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says the humanitarian country treatment is responding to the deteriorating and bringing supplies and services and says with the crisis there will be time for evaluation of the humanitarian response but now is the time for action. not quite sure what pictures we showed you there but i think you have the idea. hundreds of people paid respect to the late president nelson mandela and his body returned to the union building in pretoria for the third day so people can see him laying in state for the less likely time and he will be buried on the eastern cape on sunday and mike hanna is live from pretoria and mike looks like huge numbers of people turning up i'm guessing from far and wide. >> yes, sue, well there is still intense activity at the union buildings in pretoria where
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nelson mandela's body is lying in state and tens of thousands over people are gathering at collection points in the city to bus in to view the casket however the government made a call on everybody to stop going to these collection points. they simply can't cope with the numbers of people who want to come here and view nelson mandela's casket and remember him for one last time and logistical issues at the moment and people are filing past the casket at two a minute and we are told by officers this will continue through the day but there are tens upon tens of thousands of people who will not be able to get here before the casket is moved at half pass 5:00 local time on this day. >> reporter: it sounds like tribal rituals around the coffin. >> well, yes, indeed, there is a mixture of protocols that are in place during this event. of course there is a state
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protocol which governs a state memorial process and of course the state funeral which will take place on monday -- on sunday. you see for example the guard on honor standing around the casket. you will notice as well the guard of honor which will accompany the casket each day and has been doing for the past three days from the airforce base where it helped the union buildings here and there is a layer under it that has to do with tribal custom and he was a modern man and a man who believed deeply in tribal and traditional culture. what we have is an elder from the tribe who accompanies the casket at all times. now, within the culture of the quarter tribe and the clan each movement of the body after death is a step nearer the ansesesters
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and they tell the body where it's going and telling the body it is one step nearer burial and one step nearer joining and ancestetors. is there a sense of frustration by people cueing up they are not getting time to pay respects or do they just accept it because the numbers are so huge? >> reporter: it was difficult to hear that question properly but from what i understand you are asking about the people and the frustrations in the whole process. yes, certainly there is a degree of frustration with the logistic arrangement and people are waiting in the sun hour upon hour and upon hour and people who have been waiting three days will still not great to see the body and despite the frustration we hear in the cues of people
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waiting and hear of people sitting outside of union buildings and they have to do it. if they can't get to the final point of seeing the casket the act and intention is enough, they want to be part of remembering nelson mandela and if that means waiting in the sun for hours, if not days, if it means sitting in hot buses in this very, very summer day that is what it will take and be part of the process no matter what it costs and how difficult it is for them. >> reporter: the latest from pretoria. u.n. inspectors say it appears chemical weapons have been used at least five times during the syrian war, the final report has been handed over to u.n. secretary moon and will be sent to members of the security council and we have this report. >> the swedish scientist handing
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over his report to the u.n. secretary general on the use of chemical weapons in syria, a report that concludes that in five out of the seven cases investigated deadly chemical agents were most likely to have been used. claims first emerged in march this year, on that incident, the professor concludes there is credible evidence that chemical weapons were used. the team found even more convincing evidence that an attack using sirin took place on guta on august 21 and that is the only incident where the team found parts of the rockets that were used. in addition to the cases in guta in three other places they believe there was evidence of chemical attacks. small-scale attacks in august and fear, sinia and sara camp and in august they found evidence consistent with the use of chemical weapons in joba and
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in two other cases they could not confirm the use of chemical agents. >> the use of chemical weapons is a grave violation of international law and up front to our shared humanity. we need to remain vigilant to ensure that these weapons are eliminated not only in syria but everywhere. >> professor's findings will be discussed by the u.n. security council and the general assembly in the coming days, but the report provides no proof of who was responsible. protestor's mandate was limited to discovering the chemical weapons used and not who used them. they will focus on the team that has been operating in syria and they now have a list of all of the syrian government's chemical arsenal and the chemical weapons secured in a number of sites and now the difficult part trying to get the weapons in convoys
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through the battlefield that is syria to the port of latakia and taken out of the country, i'm with al jazeera, u.n. >> the governing party and opposition reached a deal on a new prime minister to lead the caretaker government and the current government will step down later this month ending months of political deadlock. the current crisis was triggered by the assassinations of two opposition leaders earlier this year. the u.s. secretary of state met israeli prime minister benjamin betanau and they will resume talks in july after three years and little sign of any progress. and a snowstorm has swept through the middle east and church in bethlehem was covered
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with snow and they say more is to come and schools were closed in jerusalem and the occupied west bank. syrian refugees are facing a bitter winter in lebanon and it hit the refugee camps while child are ill prepared for the cold and we are joined with ruler and ill prepared and what do they need in this camp? >> everything. there is not enough of anything here. i'll show you for example, this is five-year-old and she came to live with her family, no coat, no hat, bare foot and it's zero degrees here. it's freezing cold. and all the families here, about 70 of them are complaining they don't have enough of anything. no heaters, no gas for the heaters, not enough blankets, not enough food and in this weather and these conditions it's very easy for kids to get sick and need doctors and they need medicine and don't have enough of them.
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we are getting some help but there is no way that can fulfill the real needs of the refugees here and there are more than 800,000 refugees, syrian refugees in lebanon and 400,000 of them are living here in beca, a very cold area and with very little help. >> reporter: ruler so much money was pledged earlier this year to help refugees and why is it not getting through and why aren't they seeing it coming through and everybody knew it was going to get cold this winter. >> yes, everybody knew but there are to major reasons. one is that needs are really huge. all the money that was pledged will not be enough to actually really protect these people from the winter cold. i mean at the end of the day these people are living in camps and are not plastic sheets, it's not houses, nothing can protect these families except proper houses and it's difficult to build proper houses. at the same time much of the aid that was pledged was never
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delivered and this is a complaint we are hearing over and over again from lebanese officials. the prime minister and the minister of social efforts said in the past two days they did not get half of the money pledged to lebanon to meet the needs this year. they have limited capacities and have their own people to take care of and no matter how much effort they try to put in order to accommodate the needs here it's never enough and need the international community to deliver. >> thank you ruler, and ruler that is a grim picture from the refugee camp in lebanon. and to the weather with overton and you will tell us a bit about the middle east and how much more snow can we expect this weekend? >> dusting of snow over 24-36 hours or so and it will gradually peter out but i will stay pretty cold and bounce back in the temperatures coming through here. and we have this area of low pressure just off the coast of lebanon and you see how we are
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pulling the winds from the cold and north direction and this is the side of her. hence the significant snowfall that we have seen coming through here and jerusalem had the heaviest snowfall since 1950 and we are have reports of dusting of snow around cairo as well and nasty conditions. this is saturday, and snow coming into israel and pushing to jordan and that means we are going to see snow here and not talking rain as the picture implies. snow over to the ground and the caspean sea and more through saturday. go on into sunday, here is where we see the clear skies starting to come through and it stays cold and it's for lepo and jerusalem and should be 15 degrees this time of year and it's very, very cold. the cold air continues to make its way across a good part of the middle east and it will be colder here next week, sue.
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>> thanks overton. still ahead back breaking work and what is hurting women in the cashew processing plants. >> how residents are dealing with a major fuel shortage and crippling power cuts. >> and he worked at night at the scene of a horrific accident where a helicopter crashed into a bar and managed to capture these pictures later that day. ♪
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a reminder of the top stories on al jazeera, south korea expressed deep concern over the execution of the uncle of north korea's leader kim jong-un and he was once the second most powerful figure in the country and found guilty of trying to overthrow the state. violence broken out across bang lesh after the execution of a senior opposition leader and at least three people have been killed and the opposition is calling for a general strike on sunday. there has been peace keepers and rebels in the central african republic capitol and they are in bongi to meet the country troops deployed there and tens of thousands of people have left to escape the fighting. response to syria refugee crisis is described as pitiful and the rights group in the international says countries are only taking a fraction of the 2 million people who had to flee
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the war and phillips has the latest. >> escape from syria. as dawn breaks mohamed runs from his country and makes it across the border to turkey. now he will meet the smuggling gangs who say they can take him to europe for a price. >> translator: i have a two-year-old daughter and when they are in at night she goes in the corner and screams daddy they are bombing us and there is nothing i can do. if there is a person and you can kill him, the fear is the planes in the sky and who can compete with that. >> reporter: in estanbul and the 8-year-old who traveled woupt her father and plan to go to greece by boat but she does not know how to swim.
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it's a dangerous and illegal journey but there is no way for syrian refugees to get into europe. amnesty international says germany is the most generous country offering to take 10,000 syrians, the other 27 countries offered to take just over 2000 between them. france has offered 500 places, spain 30, 18 eu countries including britain and italy have not offered any places at all. >> there has been so many given to the humanitarian effort but what is really needed is to help the people under ground and people suffering with disabilities, with illnesses who cannot get the care they need and people who are in trouble because of who they are and need a safe place to go to that would provide to them what they need. >> reporter: the figures done tell the whole story in sweden 20,000 syrians have found refuge
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but without help and britain helped fund camps on syria's borders arguing this is an efficient way of helping many people other than offering resettlement to a few. mohamed does arrive in grease and end up in a crowded camp on an island and he too wants to go to sweden but for now that is just a dream. barnabie phillips. >> the deal with the eu will be reached soon but declined to say when and he commented in brussels where he is meeting european union officials and refused to sign a trade pact with the union three weeks ago triggering mass protests and thousands of antigovernment protesters are in a square in kia after police tore down the barricade and think the governments could sign a trade agreement with russia.
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the congoleese signed a deal with the group dissolution and it will end one of the most serious rebellions in a decade and as part of the agreement m 23 agreed to stop fighting troops and form a political party and doesn't include an amnesty for rebels involved in war crimes and robin son is the special enjoy for the great lakes region and over seen the deal and there is a big commitment in the region for lasting peace. >> so today the chairs of both the regional organizations signed the facilitation document which has next to it the declaration of the government which minister of the drc signed today and the statement of m 23 which was signed on behalf of m 23. so at the very highest level in the greater region of the great lakes and the southern african community, the two chairs today cosigned in the presence of the
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presence of kenya, because it was taking place in nairobi for the ceremony of the independence of kenya and other officials and some of my special advisors so i'm really very happy. the photographs is a moment for peace and development in the region. >> activists are setting up low pay in africa and india and half of the world is processed in india and end up in europe supermarkets and we report from southern india. >> these women are just a few of the nearly 1 million cashew workers in india. at the government-run facility not much has changed since the industry took off in the 1920s. here cashews grown locally or
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imported are opened and roasted before being peeled and sorted. and the deshellers especially it's back breaking work literally. >> translator: many woman here have been on their back and knees and i know some people who have died from medical problems but now we done get acid on our fingers any more. >> reporter: this government processing facility is better than most private ones, here workers have covers to protect their fingers and a fan to keep them cool but they have to squat on the floor for more than 7 hours a day and causes long-term pain in their knees and back. >> translator: no one knows that better than sarah who only goes by one name, deshelling cashews 34 years led to major body pain and uterus removed due to years of constant squatting on the floor and now the 63-year-old helps current and retired workers in everything from getting medical help to
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being paid on time. >> translator: at least the next medical care we should get, government facilities give medal ka treatment but only sometimes and we had to protest and strike a few times to get wages or pension owed to us. it's not enough when inflation keeps rising. >> the government body that runs the unit says medical facilities are available to workers and the government looked at ways to make the peeling process more stressful as the demand for workers keeps rising. >> we are trying to make it by doing it but most people think it's comfortable for them. >> reporter: she doesn't buy that and says conditions for workers have not improved in years. she believes while processors and retailers are making money from the cashews it's workers
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like her who are paying the real price. and i'm with al jazeera. >> reporter: the mexican congress approved historic energy reform which seeks to allow private investors to enter the oil sector and end a 75 year long state monopoly and private companies will get company contracts and licenses. opposition groups have been held in protest inside and outside parliament against the measure, majority of the state legislatures have to approve a bill before it becomes law. the republican-controlled house of representatives has a budget deal that removes another government shut down for two years and republicans and democrats backed the legislation and says government spending at more than $1 trillion for the current fiscal year and proposes to cut spending by $85 billion. the senate controlled by the democrats is expected to pass the bill next week. and staying in the u.s. people are observing the first
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anniversary of the sandy hook school shooting and saturday will mark the day that an ill gunman killed six adults and children in the state of connecticut and reignited the debate on u.s. gun laws but no new restrictions have been passed so far and patty has this report. ♪ this is how the nation remembers the tragedy at sandy hook elementary school one year ago saturday. these are the faces of newtown. these are the faces of 20 children who were murdered in their classroom. six and seven-year-olds killed in a constant stream of gunfire at the hands of a mentally ill man with an assault weapon. >> beautiful little kids. >> reporter: a crime across the country and the leader in tears he promised their deaths would not be in vain, the country would change its gun laws and his vice president would make sure of it. the newtown families lobbied but
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so did the powerful national rifle association, the gun rights group won and bringing background checks for owners and ban certain assault weapons and clips with large amount of ammunition failed. >> all in all this was a pretty shameful day for washington. >> reporter: he promises to hug the families and he would keep fighting but since that day there is not renewed push for federal legislation. at this memorial that is what they are focusing on. what didn't change because of the children of newtown and the tens of thousands of others who were killed with a gun this year. >> the murder who had twice been in mental institutions was legally able to get the gun that killed my son. >> reporter: they say the next election will determine what happens next. >> when you have moms getting involved which makeup a majority of voters in the country and care more about the safety of their children than they do about a lunatic that is
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basically holding the country hostage i think you will see things change. >> thankfully they have taken their time on this and we won't get anything tremendously foolish that may come through. so we are always concerned about what may happen, you know, we are doubly concerned about something especially sensitive as a civil right in this country and what that may lead to down the road. >> reporter: the fight has turned to the states. ten states adopted tougher gun laws and more 14 states have voted to ease restrictions on gun ownership. newtown did have one concrete impact, gun sales sky rocketed. no one keeps track on how many guns are sold in the united states but so far this year the government ran 19 million background checks, that is on course to beat last year, meaning there could be as many as 19-20 million new guns the street. so in the year that passed after the tears have been shed and promises made and not kept politicians and lobbyist look
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toward the future and the next election but on the anniversary the nation will stop for one day to remember their futures. stolen forever. with a pledge from here. >> i will remember. >> we will remember. >> patty with al jazeera washington. >> and cotton is part of the fashion industry but despite the popularity for the farmers who grow up there is little money to be made and we report on this. >> and fashion starts here, in two months the cotton in these fields will be picked, processed and shipped to asia. and thread will be used to make the clothes that people admire on the cat walk before buying cheap imitations and it's in the fashion industry but this farmer and this crop is no treat. he has no irrigation system and no machines to help him and the
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cotton is hand picked. they say hand picked cotton is a better quality but it's hard work for little money and do not decide the price of our own production. >> reporter: these men in new york decide the price of the cotton and the world's trading floor small african producers are up against big farms in the united states. the obama administration subsidizes their production. they can afford to sell cotton for cheap at prices that he cannot compete with. and the farmers say this is unfair. along with other african producers, they launched a complaint with the world trade organization in 2001. they are still waiting. now farmers here are investing in fair trade cotton to ensure they get the price they deserve. the problem is no one is buying it. >> translator: when there is an economy crisis people in the west may continue to buy organic because it's healthy but fair trade products like the cotton we make is actually not.
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>> reporter: half a million people depend on the plantation to survive. there is a growing sense of injustice among farmers. many of them say cotton is simply not worth growing anymore. but cultivating anything is a challenge. more sunshine, less rain, the climate is changing and so are the harvests. it's not just cotton that is effected, farmers face severe food shortages and 12 million west african farmers went hungry last year. >> it's critical for a region when poverty is very, very high. if you don't have cotton from rural poverty will explode more and more than we are today. >> reporter: she struggling and may not get the price he wants for his cotton but he is optimistic and he believes no matter what the seize african cotton will always be in fashion
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and nicholas with al jazeera. >> reporter: still ahead the sport and the boca junior turns sour again. ♪ >> and now a techknow minute...
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♪ welcome back, there are power cuts everyday in gaza because of a major fuel shortage and people are finding new ways to keep the lights on and we report. >> the lights go out a lot in gaza. in fact, every six hours the hamas government pulls the pour
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because of a fuel shortage but residents are adapting and you will find these in homes, car batteries in doors, charged a little from the main supply when the people is up and they drift enough electricity to bring the lights back on when it goes off and he has two in his lounge but with a big family he says they are essential. even if the batteries don't give off much juice. >> and my wife is supposed to be waiting and sometimes it came at 4:00 a.m. so she has nothing to do. she has to wake up and go and turn on the washing machine. >> reporter: generators are the alternative but they are expensive, unreliable and not easy to run in a place where fuel is hard to come by. smuggling tunnels linked to egypt used to be the main way in but authorities destroyed many and portable power may not be the future here but it's definitely the present. there is another way of charging
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the batteries and that is solar power and good light and there is plenty of that in this part of the world but the problem is the cost and this would come in $2 1/2,000 u.s. dollars which is fine for middle class but for people and getting hold of that kind of money is just impossible. and his family has managed to scrape the cash together and says there is little choice and palestinians here have to be inventive if they have a chance of leading an ordinary life in what are extraordinary conditions. >> translator: solar panels are expensive for some people but safer than generators, i cannot turn the generator on a whole day but i can with solar power but it's expensive for ordinary people. >> reporter: the factories making the power converters which charge the batteries are doing a roaring trade and it's the old story of supply and
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demand. for those without the money candles will have to due until the power comes back on all be it for a few precious hours, phil with al jazeera gaza. >> now with the sport. >> thank you so much. steve smith helped australia recover from a start on the first day of the third test against england and swan took the prize wick ets since michael clark and david warner either signed of late and australia 143 for 5 at one point in the purse and the 1st cent oi on home soil helped rebuild and 326 for 6 at stumps. smith will return to the crease on saturday on 103 australia leads 2-0 and victory in this case would seal the ashes. for a second year in a row the fan in buen ares and thousands gathered at the public and
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clashed with police and some threw rocks and bottles and 7 people were injured. a four-year contract extension as coach of the united states as part of the new deal he has been given the title technical director. in his first 2 1/2 years the german led usa to the title and qualification to next year's world cup and they will face gana and portugal. egyptian league will presume after two years, the country's sports said the season will regin on the 26th and this is following the disaster in february 2012 that resulted in at least 70 deaths and ahead of the new campaign the african champions ali will be in champion at the world cup in morocco and take on champions ever grand in the quarter finals
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on saturday. this is the first time he will make an appearance and have a show piece club event. nba the portland trailblazers have their place at the top of the conference with a victory over the houston roberts and aldridge had 25 rebounds and played 28 minutes and scored 15 points and 111-104 portland win. seattle has the signing and robin son cano and signed a 10 year, $240 million contract on thursday. the deal is the fourth largest in major league history, the 31 year old spent his entire career with the new york yankees and the all-star had 26 homers and 107 rbis last season. >> this is the greatest decision by me and my family which i want
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to say thanks to them and what was made through the process and you know i'm excited and happy and you know i can't really explain how happy i am right now. >> nhl and detroit red wings lost to tampa bay and they scored in the 6th round of the shoot out to give them 2-1 win. and against the lightning back to back against the red wings for the first time in franchise history, detroit has lost all six of its shoot outs this season. now the city of glascow had an accident last month where a helicopter crashed in a bar killing ten people and he was one of the firefighters who worked all night at the crash scene and later that day he managed to captain his football club in a scottish match and we
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went to meet him. >> a typical friday night in a glascow bar ended in scenes of horror, a helicopter went in the roof with ten dying and many injured. and he worked all night on the rescue operations and frank is going to the scottish match against clyde. >> like anybody else has a job to do and you have to think about the families and the victims and things but you just got to do your job and it's important that it goes as smoothly as possible and people that love you. >> what time did you leave the crash seen? >> maybe half 7 in the morning and straight home and then i was
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going to play. >> reporter: and his teammates is rely on their captain he knows how important their support has been too because they are like a family. >> deep down because that is the kind of guy he is, make sure the session is for him and what happens the night before. >> reporter: the club is semi professional playing in the third tier of the scottish lead and players juggle football with day jobs, in this day it's against clyde. they still have a soul mate and can be found and formed in 1870 the third cup in scott land, one of the oldest in the world and the blue responded to conceding a goal by scoring four of their own. the goal to put them in front was scored by frank, the right man at the right time. one more win will equal the best
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ever performance in the cup. revered manager doning this part of the world said that football is not a matter of life and death, it's more important than that. if anyone has the right perspective on this it's frank mccuen. >> the game ended today and at least a lot of people and as the game and appreciate what you have got and appreciate how lucky you are. >> lee weldings al jazeera glascow. >> amazing story and that is sport for now and back to you. thank you. nelson mandela's legacy will be remembered far beyond south africa's border and he is remembered as the man who taught them to make peace and there is one other thing he is known for the love of the fabric design known as patique and we report. >> a better promoter they could not have wished for, nelson
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mandela wearing the trademark shirt with a visit of george bush and michael jackson and other celebrities and he designed the shirts and his photos are proudly on display. >> we love nelson mandela not only because he is one of the biggest hearts in our you know one of our modern history but also because he love indonesia. >> reporter: it is believed that mandela liked to wear handmade shirts because it's easier to wear than a suit but still look officials and it was his way of showing his love for other cultures and it was nelson mandela who first started wearing the shirts at formal occasions world wide and higher officials have since then followed his example many still feel that only mandela could get away appearing in this collarful shirt. efforts to persuade other
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africans to wear these failed hopelessly when the former vice president went on a trade mission. >> translator: i talked to the trade minister of south africa and asked him can i do this? no we can't do that, we don't dare to wear that in south africa because that is mandela's shirt and call it mediva shirt and nobody can copy him so for our nation's pride it was great that mandela wore it but business wise it didn't bring us anything. >> now that nelson mandela passed away they hope with the fond memories of him will be the memory of his love for the shirt. >> reporter: plenty more news, features, blogs, videos on our website, just click on al and you will see an awful lot more content. don't go away, after the break i'll be back with another full bulletin of news straight ahead.
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♪ and soul of the south africans... >> they worked side by side for freedom, now president carter talks about mandela's global impact. a revealing interview you won't see anywhere else. >> i've never heard him say, that he was grateful to the united states... >> talk to al jazeera with jimmy carter only on al jazeera america still experienced some racial tension. so my parents who both started out in segregated schools made sure i knew my history as a young african american girl. they made me learn about martin luther king's march on washington and watch nelson mandela's acceptance speech when he first took the podium as president.
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>> so help me god. >> fast forward 17 years later. i'm an eager college senior. and it's no surprise i chose south africa as the place to go for my fellowship. when i got there, i started teaching kids in one of the country's poorest townships, kids all born the year that mandela was freed. they were, as we say in south consider this: the news of the day plus so much more. >> we begin with the government shutdown. >> answers to the questions no one else will ask. >> it seems like they can't agree to anything in washington no matter what. >> antonio mora, award winning and hard hitting. >> we've heard you talk about the history of suicide in your family. >> there's no status quo, just the bottom line. >> but, what about buying shares in a professional athlete?
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