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>> this is aljazeera. ♪ theme >>, come to the news hour. coming up on the program, dozens of arrested in egypt over linking to the muslim brotherhood. >> a police officer is killed as protestors try to stop elections. >> the news in europe, including refugees refused entry into britain. the u.k. government is criticize after rejecting a u.n. appeal.
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>> arriving in south is a do not to work on a solution to end the fighting. >> 23 people in egypt have been arrested for being linked to the muslim brotherhood. >> we are in cairo and joins us now. the spokesman has said if people either write or voice muslim brotherhood idealogy, what kind of punishment will they be facing? >> it's quite straight forward. it's five years if you're caught. those 23 people were arrested simply for distributing muslim brotherhood pamphlets, promoting brotherhood ideology and according to authorities,
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inciting violence. the interior minute industry spokesman said anybody who attends a protest march supporting the muslim brotherhood will be arrested and will be facing a five year sentence. anybody who is accused of or convicted of being a senior member of the brotherhood, financing the brotherhood, providing information to the brotherhood could get life sentences, so it is very, very serious in deed. >> of course the muslim brotherhood was also an n.g.o., did much work in the sort of welfare area and health care and such. what as an impact is that, having been branded as a terrorist organization? >> the brotherhood itself wasn't actively involved in working as an n.g.o. but had affiliates and groups associated with it working in the poor areas. we've just come back from one of the poor areas of cairo where we were talking to one of the
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groups distributing food and cash handouts, distributing blankets and clothing to some of the poorest people in the neighborhood. they've said that they've had to almost entirely shut down all of their aid in that particular district. they said it's not just that people aren't willing to work for them or donate supplies to them, it's that people who are receiving that aid are now unwilling, even though a lot of them are very desperate, they are afraid that even that association may in some way brand them as being supporter was terrorism. it is going to have a very profound affect, because the group works right across cairo, so it will have a quite serious affect. it is having a very quick affect, as wellle. >> a bomb has exploded in the egyptian captainle oh of eye row, injuring five. it was in a busy intersection
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where the neighborhood goes to university. security forces diffused another bomb that happened two days after a car bomb killed 14 people. >> anti-government protestors in thailand have been fighting with police in bangkok. one officer has been killed. the protestors demand elections be canceled. the government is refusing to back down. we have the latest. >> after nearly two weeks of relative calm, key i don't say has returned to the streets of bangkok. protestors rye to break into a stadium used for candidates. the retaliation was swift. tear gas, water cannons and rubber coated bullets were used and dozens injured. undeterred, protestors fought with whatever they could. it wasn't just brickion and stones that were being used.
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>> during the operation, there were gunshots fired from above into where police were gathered. three policemen were injured. >> inside the building, the registration proceeded with candidates drawing lots to determine hear position on ballot paper. the situation was so dangerous outside that election officials had to leave by helicopter. several hours later, election commission officers urged the government to postpone the election, citing fear of further violence among other regions. protestors say a postponement would only extend the current administration's rule while human rights activists see it as a blow to democracy. >> they simply gave up to an act of violence. they should have prepared better to avoid situations like this. they saw it coming. they saw protests coming.
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they saw intention to disrupt election. >> protestors demand the prime minister resign. they want an unelected body to take over the country and implement reforms. instead, a reform counsel has been proposed but says that can happen only after election. >> despite the announcement, protestors continuing their blockade on the stadium, promising not to give in until their demands have been met. tie land's political stability looks as shaky as ever. >> china wants to know why the japanese prime minister visited his controversial war shrine in tokyo. the ambassador has been summoned to explain 14 convict world war ii criminals are at the shrine. >> his visit was intended as a mark of respect says the
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japanese prime minister. he had to know it would angry his neighbors, china in particular. >> i showed my respects to the war dead, who sacrificed their precious life for japan and also prayed for the souls to rest in peace. >> it will be welcome by nationalistic forces in japan who advocate being tougher with japan's neighbors. many are the same people who voted him into power. >> i actually feared that it was unnecessary. the prime minister is still very popular. he didn't really need to go to this extreme extent to buy the right wing popular. >> political begin at home might be outweighed to the damage by china. >> a strong rebuke from china was expected but the language unusually harsh opinion china condemned the visit as a brazen challenge to war history and human conscience, warning that
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japan would bear the consequences. >> relations between the two are already at a low he be, given the current territorial dispute between china and japan over islands in the east china sea. >> the visit is likely to further escalate the rhetoric from both sides. >> this is an unsubtle provocation. this cruelly tramples upon the human conscience. i already represented the chinese government that we solemnly protest the prime minister's conduct. >> the prime pinster insisted it was to show his countries commitment to peace. >> i have absolutely no intention of hurting the feelings of people of karina and korea from the very beginning. >> this will likely play into
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the hands of more aggressive elements in china, who would justify their own countries increasing nationalism by saying look no further than he at the shrine. aljazeera, hong kong. >> the lookedders of i can't even and ethiopia are in south sudan a negotiate peace. thousands of people have been killed in recent violence. we have more from juba. >> the kenyan president and ethiopian prime minister are meeting the president to try to find a way out of this particular cries. a lot of people have seen in the past few days lots of foreign nationals, envoys coming into the country, because they know how important it is to end what's going on right now. in terms of a situation in the country, we are told that there is a relatively calm. some hear sporadic gunfire.
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there is still fighting in another oil rich area, violence going on. a lot of people are pinning hopes on the dialogue between the two sides actually happening. we he know for now bat sides are willing to talk but there are still conditions for the former vice president. no one knows his whereabouts, but are told he will agree to talks if held in ethiopia and if all those arrested are released from prison. a lot of people are hoping that headway will be made after the meeting. >> gunmen in libya blocked the entrances to the central bank and port in tripoli, demand in the esignation of the prime minister. there has been civil uprhett since the uprising in 2011 that deposed muammar gaddafi. it is not clear what group the fighters belong to.
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>> a kidnap victim is trying to secure his release. he was work forego a u.s. consulting company in lahore. he made his appeal in a 13 minute video released by al-qaeda. >> a member of one of pakistan's most powerful families plans to run for parliament. it is the son of former prime minister bhutto killed in 2007. that easy 25 years old and wasn't expected to run for office for several more years. >> you're watching the aljazeera news hour. still ahead, entering turkey as a corruption scandal engulfs the government. we'll have a live update. >> nigeria's broken families. how the government is clamping down on divers. >> in sport, a word record crowd
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sees australia take the upper hand in the fourth match with england. >> aid agencies joint the u.k. in criticizing the country's government over its refusal to take in syrian refugees. we'll get more from london. >> yesterday, the british coalition government denied the u.n. appeal to allow up to 500 refugees in the country. they said it's better to give aid to other countries to help them cope. the government's recently faced more criticism over its handle of a u.k. doctor who died in a syrian prison. his funeral was held today. >> mourners at a long don mosque came to pay respects and offer prayers for the doctor and his family. hundreds came for a man who had
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gone to syria to save lives and ended up losing his own. his grief-stricken family insists he was murdered bit regime. >> someday's who's gone to help the people of syria and the suffering that's going on and's been treated so badly by the authorities in syria. >> i think just the fact of throwing that anybody can go out there to help people, it doesn't mat he where you're from or the situation you're in. >> results which a post mortem will be announced later this week, one of may reveal signs of whether the doctor was tortured or died. he had been working when he was detained. just days before his death, he had written home optimistically talking about his release.
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>> the british consulate tried to get access to him, but to no avail. the british government is criticized for its performance in another key issue relating to syria, that of refugees and the fact that so few are being allowed into the cult. >> the u.k. has refused a recent u.n. appeal to take in more syrian refugees. 16 countries have agreed to take a total of 10,000, but the british government said the focus of its aid should be to help syria's neighboring countries to deal with the problem. it's minister of immigration said: >> critics say the u.k. is failing in its moral duty to help and that the u.n.'s latest appeal onlile calls for a few hundred syrians to be allowed in. the british government is playing tough on immigration.
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it is a big domestic political issue. syrian refugees may be paying the price for that. simon mcgregor with aljazeera, london. >> the chief executive of the u.k. refugee camps, thank you for coming in. what do you think the reason is behind the refusal to accept the refugees? >> difficult to say with any certainty, because they've not given a reason, simply said they are not going to take any refugees in a resettlement program. talking to figures that would suggest that it is a consideration about the forthcoming european elections and government not wanting to weaken its tough stand on immigration. >> the government is insisting it ought to do with helping neighboring, given 2.4, that have helped more than 1 million after the estimated 2.4 million refugees, saying there could be money to the programs that are much more helpful. do they have a point?
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>> they have a point up to a point. we commend the governments on the half billion pound's worth of humanitarian aid to provide assistance in syria and the neighboring countries, but what we're hearing from the unit nations high commission for refugees and from the governments in the region is financial saysance alone is not sufficient, given the scale of the cries and how it's got worse over the last 12 months. >> there are millions of people displaced, aren't there? these afghanistan a couple hundred places here and there, do you not need help in broader members. >> it makes a difference in two ways. there are 2.5 million is the u.n. estimate of the number of refugees in the countries surrounding syria and a calling for 30,000 resettlement places worldwide. certainly lights going to make a huge difference to those 30,000
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people, no question about it. we are calling for a humanitarian resettlement program that targets those most at risk living in camps at the moment, women and children on their own, the elderry, the infirm. the u.n.'s long experience, they've run the refugee camps and u.k. government presently takes 750 refugees every year direct from camps around the word with the rance. selection isn't the problem. it's the political will to take this action now. we would argue that it's got a political difference, as well, it's about showing saladarty with those countries in the region. of one level, it's important to encourage those countries and show that we're willing to help to encourage them not to show the bored are ares on syria and not take anymore refugees.
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we hope help by taking that responsibility is the best way for those government to say keep the borders open. >> thank you very much. >> the greek coast guard rescued migrants after their boat ran into bad weather. police say they've arrested three onboard suspected of being traffickers. >> the u.k.'s on track to become europe's largest economic powerhouse within two decades. it is estimated that britain will overtake france by 2018 to become the world's fifth large have the economy. it is suggested that england
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will become the world's fifth large evident economy. >> the way people are shopping is changing. >> eager shoppers braved the freezing temperatures, all in hope of a bargain. there was entertainment for these cold shoppers outside harrahs where the retail industry takes the sales seriously. the recent bad weather hit shops before christmas. here at selfrugs, sales are up 15% over last year. >> i think partly do to the suctiosuccess of london and the olympics and spotlight on london. we've had top retailers that certainly attracts customers worldwide. >> it's a combination of top brands attracting people from all over the world. >> london has the highest tax
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refund, so it's become 20% compared to other countries. yeah. >> so it's a lot cheaper are here than say indonesia. >> yes, a cheaper. >> >> is it cheaper here than in china? >> yes. in china, it is more expensive. >> some travelers traveling thousands of kilometers for a bargain, but soon may not need to. one in 10 people buy on line. >> the january sales actually start so early now on line that it gives on line traders almost an unfair advantage. i think the earliest january sale we saw on line actually started november 15. >> this is an industry that can't afford to be fussy, whether it's on line or in the
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stores, it's the selling that counts. >> what happens in the retail industry matters. that there are are around 3 million people employees in on line stores and shops. it's also good indicator of consumer confidence that people are spending money in shops. that means the economy must be on the up. >> the u.k. economy is growing faster than previously estimated. as a parkle of christmas sales fade, the challenge for retailers will be to keep up this momentum. aljazeera, london. >> that's all for me here in london, back now to doha. >> at least 22 people have been killed in an attack in democratic republic of congo. it is blamed on the uganda rebel group. it's believed dozens of people have been wounded.
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>> six peacekeepers were killed in the central african republic. the soldier's bodies were brought to be buried. soldiers have been accused of fighting with the rebels who were there supposed to be trying to disarm. protestors against the presence in the capitol are being made. >> they have lost fought for independence,ness in that nothing has been done to improve living conditions in the vast desert spans. the area they want to control was taken over by al-qaeda briefly last year, causing the french to intervene. what is life like in this remote area of desert no. >> in this vast desert in northeast mali, the people feel forgotten. if you're sick, there is only
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one place for you to go. >> this clinic is the only facility in the province. we do not get any support of think nature. it was set up by village and operated by volunteers. >> that's a story often told to aljazeera on its visit here. no one is helping, not the government, nor any aid agencies. children shout the anthem in the area's only school. all other schools have been closed since fighting started here early last year. this area is major city torag and independent state is their ultimate dream. they have long complained that the government has done nothing to develop the north since annexing it. fighters loyal to al-qaeda moved in. it prompted the mali army supported by the french to launch an operation to recapture the area. where that was accomplished, there is an uneasy peace here.
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the cloth being made has no buyers. tourists now stay away. the woman help support their men, working the farms because food and services have become the common expenses. >> we set up a donation fund in favor of the fighters. we workday and night on the farms and do trading to support them who are not receiving any assistance from anybody. france said it will pull out most of its soldiers from mali early next year. they have helped keep the peace. some are afraid that the al-qaeda fighters will come back to fill the void. aljazeera. >> it's one of nigeria's most socially conservative states, but divers rates are on the rise, leaving many women with no way to support themselves and their children. the government has decided to step in. >> she is a mother of five, back
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in her parents' house after her 20-year-old marriage collapsed. trouble started when her husband brought in a new wife. >> he kept mistreating me and showing preference over his second wife. i never disobeyed him. i can't understand. you give someone your life and they turn around to betray you. >> she is now responsible for her two daughters, but in most cases, a woman and all her children are thrown out. her story is echoed by women as yuck as 16, whose marriages have also ended. there are more than a million divorce sees in the state. >> the rate of divers here is stallerring. according to the association of divorces and widows, four out of three marriages end within one year. many blame it on how expensive marriage has become and how reluggagous and local authorities have abandoned their responsibilities. >> the state government is
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worried about the trend. it stepped in by arranging mass weddings designed to bring relief to diverse sees and widows oftenned by others. divessing a woman for baseless reasons attracts a $300 fine. the government says it is ready to enforce the law, hopeful that it might solve the problem. >> leadership should come out and take necessary action. leadership must take the bull by its horns, because the consequences of the broken marriages is of course the production of young men and women who are not pinkett in the families who are big ignored. >> divorcees want a minimum fine. some say such fines are illegal under law. >> this law has no base in
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islam. it will allow people who have the means to do as they please. why do they make marriage so expensive in the first place? we've lost our values as a people. >> many want the government to take tougher measures, introducing the fines may discourage some from diversing, but for most most divorced women, life is difficult. >> why the spark of optimism has returned to iran's industry. >> in sports, the crew hoping to handle one of the world's toughest yacht races. we'll have the story.
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>> you're watching the news hour. a reminder of our top stories. egypts i want rim government is stepping up its crack down on
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the muslim brotherhood after declaring it a terrorist organization. people have been arrested and the publication of the newspaper has stopped. >> anti-government protesting bangkok, the government has reject add call from the election commission to postpone an election due in february. >> the leaders of kenya and ethiopia are in south sudan to mediate an end to the fighting triggered by an apparent coup attempt. >> a prosecutor is being removed from a high level corruption case which has shaken turkeys government. he said he was prevented from launching and investigation and accused police of failing to carry out rests linked to the case. allegations have forced the prime minister to replace half of his cabinet following the resignation of three senior members. the interior economy and
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environment ministers quit their jobs after inquiry. some rallied in istanbul, demanding the government resign. protestors fought with police who used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowd. some had strong words for their government. >> right now we have two choices, either the act party or the movement. we want to third choice. we don't want either. there is a power struggle going on. we don't want to be part of it. >> it means that there's a false shroud of democracy covering turkey now. i just wish that although this is a domestic affair that there was more international support or pressure for that matter calling for the government to either make drastic changes or to resign. >> >> let's get more on this now. i remember it must have been over a week ago now that the
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head of the istanbul police was removed by the government. now we hear that the prosecutor in charge of this operation of investigation into the government is being removed. >> these are all true. for the last 10 days since the corruption scandal, there is an on going battle between the government and judiciary. as we already mentioned last week, more than 100 police chiefs have been reassigned, their locations changed and there are now new police chiefs. there were three minister resigned as a result of the first phase of the corruption scandal and now another prosecutor wanted to launch the second phase of the corruption probe. he ordered, the prosecutors ordered the police department to detain more business people. some were relatives of the government members and some were high level brokers.
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what he said, police refused to obey his rule and refused to arrest those people. then that prosecutor released the written statement saying that by means of police force, judiciary was subject to open pressure. the court order was object instructed. it's a very unforeseen case. so far there is no deadlock in the judiciary system before. right after the announcement of the prosecutor, his chief was in front of the cameras and also had a statement saying that his prosecutor is giving wrong messages and wrong information to the public. it's kind of a deadlocked situation in the judiciary. some part of the judiciary system is trying to investigate more on the allegations, but some seems to be according to
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their statement, stopping the investigation, that chief prosecutor had some talks with the justice ministry, so we're going to see whether that will be solved in the incoming days or hours. >> the reaction of the turk issue people, we saw as violence last night on the streets. is there more of a growing clamor for the prime minister to resign? >> yes, it's very related to your first question. those people who are taking streets were asking fair justice. they were saying that they want to -- the truth to come out. the protests are going on since the scandal erupted, and the opposition party leader was saying that they were not going to intervene in the process. they are not going to take streets unless as long as the
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government doesn't intervene in the justice process, so we need to wait and see whether there will be some more forces joining the ones in the street. so far, there were some thousands, but if the protests were dismissive, but we're going to see how that explanation, that statement of the prosecution -- prosecutor will affect the people in the street. >> the government is bangladesh critics say will limit speech. >> arriving at court but this time not coming to try a case. he is here to fight for his freedom. one of the most prominent human rights activistists in bangladesh is the first person
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to be tried in the tribunal. that there is a crackdown on protests. the report said 61 protestors were killed. the government claims he created false information inflating the numbers. the government has set up a fry bunnal. >> human rights activists and any other citizen or political activists have dissenting voices against the atrocities of the regime. they will be punished under that this oppressive law. >> the government said that's not the case and it is simply trying to protect from on line attacks. >> anything inciting, bad comments in social media, the government will block it so that
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it is not harmful for society. >> until the late 1990's in bangladesh, if you wanted to watch more than one television channel, you had to buy one of these. today, 3g services will be unrolled. it has left the government struggling to keep up with technology. >> scenes like these have been blamed on false information spread on facebook, inciting riots by provoking religious sentiments. critics fear the law goes too far. >> it is far more harsh than similar laws we have in place for print publications. the potential for chilling media freedom under this act is very great. >> bangladesh is 144th in the press freedom list. with the cyber crimes tribunal,
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people say it will go further towards the bottom. >> economic problems are causing political unrest in cambodia. thousands of garment factory workers have protested in the capitol. the workers demand a higher minimum wage. it was recently raised to $95 a month. workers say that is not enough. garments account for 75% of all trade. the stiff competition from china and vietnam has decreased profits. >> my an mar is experiencing economic growth after being deniedent industries for years, foreign investors flocking to the nation. direct foreign invest is up 42% in a year. the world bank forecast, the economy will grow by 6.8% in the next financial year. in what's becoming a worry for many. inflation rose to 7.3% in august. >> myanmar's economy once considered the gem of southeast
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arab shis weakening a fluster. selling semi precious stones for 14 years have seen profits double in the last two. >> when the new government took over, it opened the country and market. more tourist are coming. tourists are able to bring more money and spend more. >> since the mostly civilian government more than two years ago, it's introduced a wave of political social and economic reforce. encouraged by the move, western countries of suspended sanctions. >> foreign investment has been pouring in ever since, and even though the world bank has named myanmar as one of the worst places in the world to do business citing lack of transparency and infrastructure, the country is seeing of having enormous potential. >> it is a step-by-step process. give them a chance. >> mindful of the need to
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attract foreign investment, the government has introduced tax breaks, long land leases and promised to draft new laws. the world bank has forecast economic growth in myanmar to out pace its neighbors for this year and the next. it's also said inflation is a arriving. it's mainly food and accommodation prices and pending electricity prices has people more concerned. concerned enough to stage small protests. the government has agreed to postpone the price hike but says little necessary to encourage private industries. >> increasing electricity prices will affect my family. i'm struggling to survive. once the price increases, the prices of other goods will also go up. >> it's a balancing act the government will have to be mindful of, how to keep the economy growing while making
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sure its poorest citizens are not left behind. aljazeera. >> a recent nuclear agreement between iran and world powers means sanctions on its automobile industry will be eased. the restrictions hit the sector hard slashing profits and jobs, but now there's hope things are about to turn around. that we are at the site of ires biggest car manufacturing tract. >> people in the car industry found a new sense of optimism. the country wants to become one of the top 10 automakers in the world producing up to 3 million cars a year. that goal is now at least a step closer because of november's nuclear agreement, which includes love thing sanctions on iran's car industry. >> removing the sanctions, then we go the direction to remove
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all points, not just purchasing mass parts from the foreign industry. >> it followed an international ban on trading with the car building sector. at its peak in 2011, iran produced 7 million cars annually, but this year, production dropped 40%. while iran wants to reclaim what it lost, it needs partners, but iran's mentality has changed since sanctions hit. >> was, during this time, the auto industry has remained silent. of course they went to other sources, and which was not
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originally as good as it was before. >> this self reliance has been tough, exporting more than $1.8 million worth of parts last year, 95% less than two years ago. the country is determined not to rely on foreign imports like it did in the past. >> according to official figures, iran's automotive industry laid off more than 100,000 wokers in the past two years because of sanctions and because of iran's bad economy. so what sanction relief could mean is that thousands of men and woman could finally get their jobs back. >> every car that rolls off the production line means that prospect increases. aljazeera, tehran. >> as 2013 comes to a close, we look back at five of the biggest stories of the year. in brazil, many citizens opportunity activists.
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thousands demonstrated in the brazilian spring. among them were these we met in saw paul low. >> as the treats overflow with protestors in june, it was unclear at the time what was happening and where it would all lead. she was watching it unfold on t.v. and knew it was a historic moment and just had to tell her husband. >> she sent me a text saying there's a lot of people on the streets, there's a protest starting, it's really big. it's the fits time i've seen my people come together in many years. she was sitting here are crying. >> you ask yourself what are you doing to provoke a change. >> their answer was simple, join the protest instead of just watching it from their living room. melissa and todd are well educated and from upper middle
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class families. they live comfortably with good jobs but despite this, both felt they, too, had something at stake with the protest. >> i want to see my country be a great nation, my people have the, you know, not struggle when they need a doctor or not get to eighth grade without knowing how to properly read and write. i want to see my people strife, so why not claim something good for everybody. >> they perfectly represent a larger cross in society that took to the streets in protest. it was the moment when people of all ages and economic background from brazil stood up and demanded to be heard. >> melissa says brazil is a better place because of it. >> there's always something that comes from it. it's either your sense of citizenship and, you know,
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proprietor ship, or it's a direct improvement that the government decides to do. there's always good. >> this is one husband and wife team of many who helped make it happen, and they say they will likely take to the streets once more should the people protest again. >> still to did you mean on it is news hour, he'll tell you what's keeping people in the great state of oklahoma awake at night. >> in sports, why it's been a bad day for this defender in the english premier league.
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>> welcome back. the u.s. state of oklahoma is famous for its tornadoes, but that's not been the hot topic of discussion lately. something that was rare until only last year is now keeping people awake at night. we explain. >> in the small town of edmond, oklahoma, earthquakion are a big part of daily discussion. that's because in recent days, these residents have had their share of tremors. >> i was sleeping and it felt like a little -- and i woke up, and so i went to my mom's room and my mom was like whoo, did you feel that? >> we've had tornadoes hail storms and all those kind of things, but never earth quakes. >> six years ago, the southwestern state would having a between two to six earth quakes a year, so small they hardly rental terd.
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in 2009, the quakes began rising with residents feeling the tremors. >> oklahoma's oil and natural gas drilling is being done by hydraulic fracturing. many residents are concerned that process that ha led to a rise in earthquakes in the state. >> fracking injects high pressured water into bedrock to increase the flow of oil and natural gas. the disposal of that water in underground wells has also more than doubled in recent years. >> the either quake we are looking at -- >> at least one study exfloors the relationship and he says. >> there's a likely cause an affect relationship between those earth quakes and hydraulic fracturing. we used to have one or three earthquakes in a year and now more than 40. >> the findings are con frost yell. oklahoma is america's fifth largest oil producing state. billions are at stake if the
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industry is responsible for the quakes. some say the jobs the industry brings to oak on the ground are worth the risks. >> fracking could be involved. it's probably more man made. i would take an uptick in u.s. energyout put versus these, you know, median level earthquakes. >> but for how long? state officials are now encouraging residents to buy either quake insurance to protect their property. the u.s. geological survey warns seismic activity is likely to continue, it may even get worse. aljazeera, edmond, oklahoma. >> it's time for the sport. >> moving up to six in the english premier league after an impressive fight. cord twice in the first 15 minutes to give united a real scare. the level inside 25 minutes,
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released 150th premier league goal. >> that gave united the 3-2 win. eight games after half time, second place game, still goalless for now. chelsea won. liverpool later are at mann city. >> i'm not going deny the supporters here at liverpool from dreaming. this is a nice result dream. as we know, hard period in this club for four or five years, which this was probably helpful itself. >> this premier league 5-16,
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we'll fight until the end. >> the better play on day one of the test match with africa, making final appearance before retirement. after coming close to chase i can down a word record target in the first, huge expectation around the second and final game of the series. india batting first. pretty early, closing in on a century with india on 181. >> australia with a lead in the series, more than 91,000 spectators packing in. they watched them struggle again. peterson finished the day unbeaten on 67 but was the only batsman to pass 50 in a couple
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of late wickets. >> you want to make sure you're on from both ends. we probably didn't do that. we pulled it back. we had three changes down, as well. now it's a pretty good day. disappointing with a lot of stops there. going on is not something we've done for a little bit. the positive is we've got tomorrow morning and if he has a good couple of hours, then things can change very quickly. disappointing that no one's gone on with a really big score. >> in nba, the miami heat played in miami against the lakers while the san antonio spurs hosted the houston rockets. it was a pretty solid night for
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the hosts. >> it is the season for basketball at the staples center. the los angeles lakers hosted the miami heat minus kobe bryant down with a knee injury you. they could have used him in this one. lebron james and dwyane wade were in peak form including this, wade and botch led in scoring with 23 points. the heat had a 51-46 lead at the half, but the lakers would shrink the difference to a two-point. the heat had a 51-46 lead at the half, but the lakers would shrink the difference to two-point as nick young drew a foul singing the three. lebron james put up 18 points and nine rebounds for miami in the 10195 win. kobe bryant talked about the fracture in his knee, which he suffered last week. >> you know, it's obviously not something that i wanted to have
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happen, but there's nothing you can do about it, so from that standpoint, you have to look at the injury for exactly what it is, which is something that's going to heal, and be as strong as it ever was. i was fortunate that it wasn't a meniscus or anything else. >> another christmas day meeting had san antonio host houston and the visitors got off to a quick start. the rockets had 40 points in the first quarter and jeremy lin was keeping spurs points off the board and putting them up himself. san antonio came within 60 points before half tile, but howard had 2-15 to increase the lead to eight. the spurs closed the deficit to within three points in the fourth with ginobili's three-pointer. houston won 111-98.
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>> four out of the five home teams lost their games on wednesday. chicago led by taj gibson's 20 points beat brooklyn 95-if he didn't eight. kevin durant scored 29 as oklahoma city beat in the morning 123-94. the warriors edged out the clippers 105-103. >> the annual city hope yacht race is underway. the event is off the southeast coast of australia, one of the most difficult races in the world. wild oaks 11 started out in first place and right now are in third place overall. that is all your sport for now. there will be more later on. >> stay with us here on you go. i'll be back with another oh full bulletin of news straight ahead. don't go away.
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>> start with one issue ad guests on all sides of the debate. and a host willing to ask the tough questions and you'll get... the inside story ray suarez hosts inside story weekdays at 5pm et / 2pm pt only on al jazeera america here is more. >> beneath the fluorescentsun in a former meat packing plant is the latest trim in farming. they call it "vertical farming."
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these fields grow on floors on at industrial park and farmer john adel and his staff agrees user. >> my shipping proceed did you say 1500, 2,000 miles to get are. >> the plant of the indoor -- as the indoor formers call it doesn't grow corn or soybeans but mustard, high end micro greens on the plates of white-napkin restaurants. these fish supply the vert liser that number issues the
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>> turkey's new cabinet meets in political turmoil. an american, captured in pakistan, pleads for americans to help him. and canada, without power and an ice storm is keeping them in the dark. >> returning to the streets, calling for the government t

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