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so welcome to the news hour live from our headquarters in doha. in the next 60 minutes, the head of u.s.-led forces in afghanistan apologizes after an air strike on a hospital in the city of kunduz kills 16 people. day four of raids inside syria. russia says it's conducted 20 air strikes in the last 24 hours, but that campaign has come under heavy criticism. also this hour, south sudan orders a number of regional
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safety nearly tripled. opponents say he's undermining a peace deal. and rescue workers in guatemala search for the missing after a landslide that killed 30 people. the head of the u.s.-led forces in afghanistan has apologized after an air strike hit a hospital run by doctors without borders. at least 16 people were killed in the northern city of kunduz. doctors without borders says it condemns the attack in the sprongest possible terms. the aid group insisting it provided its hospital coordinates to afghan and u.s. forces well in advance. victoria has the report. >> reporter: this is what's left of the doctors without borders trauma center in kunduz. staff say the hospital was hit several times during a sustained bombing attack.
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the air strike started at 2:00 in the morning local time when most of the hospital's more than 100 patients would have been asleep. in a statement nato says, u.s. forces conducted an air strike in kunduz city against individuals threatening the force. the strike may have resulted in collateral damage to a nearby medical facility. this incident is under investigation. but a spokesman for the afghan government said the hospital was targeted for a specific reason. >> as they came under attack. they were killed, but they also lost two doctors. we will do everything to make sure that ( inaudible ). >> dom to come r without borders said in a statement, we are deeply shocked by the attack. the killing of our staff and patients and the heavy toll it's inflicted on health care in
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kunduz. we urge all parties to respect the safety of health facilities and staff. afghan government forces backed by u.s. air strikes and nato special forces have been fighting to regain control of the northern city from taliban fighters. the loss of kunduz was one of the biggest military victories achieved by taliban fighters since the overthrow of the taliban government in 2001. on thursday the afghan army said they'd retain the strategic northern city, but the taliban claim that's not the case. that they've just withdrawn to other neighboring provinces but a counterattack. aid workers fear many more civilians may be killed or injured as the fighting continues. >> translator: i live in done wuz province. there are injured people in the streets. our shops are burned. i urge both sides, the taliban and government, to stop the fighting so the wounded can be
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taken to hospital and everyone else can leaf. >> the doctors without borders is the only specialist trauma center in northeast afghanistan. the damage caused by the bombing attack is a blow to people that rely on the free, life saving treatment the hospital provides. >> let's speak to our reporter south of kunduz. i understand you've been speaking to witnesses at the hospital bombing in kunduz. what have they been telling you? >> reporter: we just came back from a heart-broken film we were filming in the hospital, local hop of the province. they were both injured on the first day of an attack like significant days ago, and there was the treatment in the hospital of doctors without borders when suddenly they saw that the bombing started on the hospital. they were telling us heavy
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bombardment not once or twice, continual bombardment until morning. their father held the two sons from the bed and hid under a chair. they were lucky to survive. now the commander of nato and american forces here apologize. the apology will be accepted by the family aren't, that's the question. >> what is the latest on the battle for kunduz itself? have the afghan forces made any gains against the taliban? >> reporter: still heavy fighting going on in kunduz city. we were talking with the residents of kunduz city, those still stuck in there. they tell us that heavy bombardment and continual use of artillery and machine guns by both sides. it's ongoing. they're telling us that living there is now almost impossible. there's no food or water and there's no electricity. many people, many civilians
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injured and dead, and there are stuck in her their homes. they can't even take injured to the hospital because any movement will be a target for both sides. residents are blaming both sides for this chaos. they're telling us that they lost the faith on afghan government. they're telling us they were expecting the afghan government to save them, but now the afghan government and taliban both are targeting them. we talked with a number of officers, afghan security officers. they tell us they're going slow because taliban are hiding in the residential area. they've tried to avoid civilian casualties, and they say there's a lack of leadership, lack of coordination among afghan forces. they don't coordinate with each other. there are 7,000 afghan security forces in that operation involved. the taliban are fighting with them inside the city. >> thank you very much for that
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update live for us in northern afghanistan. in other world news now, a syrian monitoring group says 39 civilians and 14 fighters have been killed in four days of russian air strikes. the kremlin says it carried out 20 air strikes in syria in the last 24 hours. they targeted nine isil positions including the group's main stronghold. meanwhile the western-backed political opposition and groups rejektsed a u.n. peace plan saying it will not work in the current form. in july of the u.n. special envoy to syria proposed inviting warring factions to form working grouping, an idea backed by the syrian president. but they say al assad should have no place in syria's future. barack obama says his country will be drawn into a proxy war with russia in syria. obama says moscow's air strikes are only strengthening isil and driving moderate opposition
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groups into hiding. he reiterated the best way for peace is it for bashar al assad to step down. >> mr. putin had to go into syria not out of strength but out of weakness because his client, mr. assad, was crumbling, and it was insufficient for him simply to send them arms and money. now he's got to put in his own planes and his own pilots. and the notion that he put forward a plan and that somehow the international community sees that as viable because there's a vacuum there, i didn't see after he made that speech in the united nations suddenly the 60-nation coalition that we have start lining up behind him. iran and assad make up mr. putin's coalition at the moment. the rest of the world makes up
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ours. the top line message that i want everybody to understand is, we're going to continue to go after isil. we're going to continue to reach out to a moderate opposition. we reject russia's theory that everybody opposed to assad is a terrorist. we think that is self-defeating. it will get them into a quagmire. it will be used as a further recruitment tool for foreign fighters. >> but russia's prime minister says they're acting in syria in self-defense. >> translator: the most overwhelming assessment of the reason such a decision was made was given by the president itself when he said we're defending ourselves. we're defending the people of russia from terrorist threats and better to do it abroad than fight it inside the country. >> we have a syrian analysts at the doha institute.
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he said the russian intervention may have a mixed impact on plans for peace talks. >> this is a major difference between the americans and the russians. the russians don't see any difrngs between the syrian opposition. they say all of them are terrorists and we have to deal with all of them the same way we deal with isil. i think here the russians came actually in order to address a balance of power and to strengthen the position of bashar before any political talks anytime soon. this is number one. number two, of course, we all know that the russians are very much concerned about their own citizens fighting beside isil in syria. that's another reason for them to come. reason number three is that syria has become very much like a strategic asset for the russians where they can actually use it in order to project their status as a superpower in the international arena. the russian intervention has
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literally ended the geneva process. there won't be any talks anymore because the russian intervention has strengthened the regime, which is refusing to talk to the opposition in a substantial way. the other view is that the russian intervention actually would make the russians have more leverage to put pressure on the regime in order to force it to september a sort of compromise ordeal with the opposition. in iraq kurdish forces say they've made gains in take three day old offense to retake the town in kirkuk still held by isil. >> reporter: they stand confidently for the cameras. they begin their assault on villages on the outskirts with isil fighters first and begin to surround the town. in many ways this phase is the most simple. isil fighters have largely
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abandoned villages and they fall easily. this is the head of the kurdistan regional government and travelled to the front lines to visit the troops. >> translator: these territories were under isil control. now they're back in our hands due to our well-organized plan. >> reporter: well-organed this plan might be, but we know from experience that isil know how to use urban areas. seven weeks ago the prime minister announced that they would be able to take ramadi in anbar province from isil very quickly. that hasn't happened. isil, like i say, do know how to use urban areas and this will be a college for the kurdish forces. for now they wait until they have sufficient territory on the outskirts to launch an attack on the town sometime in the next few weeks. the bodies of 104 ianian pilgrims killed in last most's hajj stampede in saudi arabia have arrived back home.
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president rhouni met them. 664 people are believed to have died. iran blamed saudi arabia's mismanagement for the disaster. saudi arabia says 769 people were killed in the stampede nearing mecca, but other couldn'ts say the number is higher. still ahead on the al jazeera news hour, separatests and pro-government forces in eastern ukraine begin pulling back smaller caliber weapons from the front line. can kurdistan change course in the upcoming elections? the world cup so-called group of death might just deliver the first big casualty. we look ahead at the matches later in shreveports. -- later in sports.
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three bombs have exploded out outskirts of nigeria's capital. these are the first two attacks in over a year. let's bring in ahmed now. tell us about what happened in the attacks and what the latest is in the investigation. >> reporter: well, witnesses say a female suicide bomber detonated a device and a few minutes later another device was set off again by a bomber at a market in the area. that's where the largest casualty has been recorded. the officials put the figure at a particular location at 13, but eyewitnesses say the number of
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dead at the market may have exceeded 20 because one witness told me he counted one and two people that were earlier injured died on the way to hospital. officials have cordoned off the area and conducted forensic examinations at the site of the blast. then the third bomb went off some kilometers away also on the outskirts of abuja where we know in the last year we've seen two or three bomb attacks there. officials say they have everything under control and they're running their own investigations in the next few hours or days. they will definitely give out the verdict on what exactly happened there. >> this is the first attack near abuya in a year, which is quite significant. what does this say about the nigerian government's campaign
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against boko haram? they say they're winning the war against the boko haram. >> the nigerian forces have moved and chased out boko haram in several occasions. al jazeera was there more than a week ago, and so how some of the areas have been liberated. of course, there are fears in those areas. there are fears that boko haram will be conducting its own operations, especially against isolated communities, and we've seen over the last few days how they launched attacks on isolated communities and set up bombs in the northeast killing dozens of people in the particular area. with this development the nigerian army assures it's probably making by the end of october they will definitely crush boko haram. what we see increasingly is the presence of boko haram in isolated communities and now yesterday we've seen them come close to that seat of power here on abuja launching attacks in three different locations. this is sending shivers down the
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spines of residents of the capital. we're seeing another return of violence to the capital. >> thank you very much for that. staying with africa, the number of regional space? south sudan will triple. they announced it increased from 10 to 28. he's accused of president of violating the peace agreement signed in august. that deal seeks to end the civil war that started in december of 2013. anna kavel has more. >> reporter: the announcement that ten states in south sudan would become 28 has taken everyone by surprise, and i understand the opposition called for an urgent meeting to discuss what it means. the leader came owl quickly and said he rejected this move. he said it's a violation of peace agreement. the peace agreement only signed in august awarded political control of three out of ten states to the opposition. now that we have 28 states,
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nobody has come forward to say what they control under the materi terms of that transitional agreement. at the end. november we expect the opposition to come back and govern again and throws all the carts in the air and created a great deal of uncertainty in sudan. >> let's speak to doug about this. thank you for your time, douglas. this announced has caught many people by surprise. why do you think he made this decision? what's the ultimate goal here for him? >> reporter: there's been quite a debate within south sudan about the issue of ethnic federalism. it was raised by the opposition. he proposed 24 states, and now he's proposing 28. it's a violation of the transitional constitution, because the state boundaries cannot be changed without the consent of the council of
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states. it looks as if he is trying to shore up his own support by granting new to political appointe appointees. this is what he wanted to do on his own. so it is not going to be a very stable situation. i don't -- in fact, i think it's getting quite a lot of skeptical reception in south sudan right now. >> you mentioned the ethnic makeup. under the peace agreement signed in august, he was to gain control of two key states, unity and upper nile state, which are the country's main oil production hubs. is this also about the resources? >> it probably is, because neither unity nor upper nile are majority nuez states. unity is perhaps. there's others in both unity and
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malacal. to a certain extent this undercuts the of control that he wanted to have on both of those states. he has greater support in unity than in upper nile. so i think this is probably aimed at underkits his support as well. >> what is it this mean, douglas, for the peace deal signed in august? >> do you think it's null and void? do we see a return to conflict? >> the peace agreement is very unstable, because we don't know what the commanders in the field are going to do. this doesn't help anything, but the mediators will be recalled and some sort of arrangement will be put together. >> douglas, very good to hear your thoughts on this joining us via skype. thank you very much for your time. >> you're welcome. the number of dead from a
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landslide in guatemala rose to at least 30. as many as 600 people are still missing in the town just southeast of the capital of guatemala city. david mercer has more. >> reporter: what's been said by the disaster center comrade here, they have talked about the municipal authorities and how as far back as 2008 they had told the municipal authorities that this particular neighborhood in this town was in a very high-risk zone at the bottom of a steep ravine. they said since 2008 they told the municipality they shouldn't allow people to build in the area. they went to the neighbored and warned them they lived in a risk zone. there are hundreds of thousands of people around the municipality in guatemala city living in similar areas. right now the real focus is not on blaming anybody but on trying
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to pull people, trying to pull survivors from the slide. there's also a big effort being made right now to provide emergency relief, food, and blankets. in the u.s. heavy rains in the southeast have led to flooding in parts of the carolinas and delaware. in north carolina some people were forced to leave their homes, and there's tropical storm joaquin churning in the caribbean could bring more rain. details emerge of the nine lives cut short by thursday's shooting at a community college in oregon. the victims range in age from 18 to 57. the oldest was a teacher. the six guns used by the shooter chris harper mercer along with the seven others found in his home were all bought legally. the killings are the latest in a series of mass shooting acrosses the u.s. alan fisher reports. >> reporter: the press says mass shooting are becoming routine,
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but this was a day like no other in umpqua. the flags fly aat half-staff. after the horror, the reality and pain and questions. sarah cobb was in the room next door when the shooting started. >> i feel numb obviously. a mix of exhaustion, and it's kind of like denial. did this really actually just happen? >> reporter: the shooter is named as chris harper mercer. at the scene police found six guns, plenty of ammunition and a hate-filled note. the local sheriff refuses to use the killer's name. >> i continue to believe that those media and community members who publicize his name will only glorify his horrific actions. >> reporter: police are going through the 26-year-old's social media history, his online posts and apartment. they want to know what drove him to such dreadful violence. the attack has brought calls from the president asking for a look at gun laws. >> this will not change until the politics changes and the
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behavior of elected officials changes. so the main thing i'm going to do is i'm going to talk about this on a regular basis. i will politicize it. >> i am ucc! >> reporter: umpqua joins charleston and sandy hook. in australia the fatal shooting after police employee a a stranger is treated as an acts of terrorism. the 15-year-old gunned down a civilian worker outside a police station. he was later shot dead by police. the prime minister called for un unity. >> it is a shocking crime. it was a cold-blooded murder targeting the new south wales police supports.
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it was doubly shocks because it was perpetrated by a 15-year-old boy and it underlined the importance of families, communitieses, leaders being very aware of whether young people are becoming radicalized. it is also important that to remember that the australian muslim community would be especially appalled and shocked by them. still ahead on the al jazeera news hour, it's a melting pot of cultures, but now the years of ethnic divisions in asia. israel builds a fence along the border with jordan. in sport, we look at what's next for fifa as their major sponsors demand sepp blatter step down as president.
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welcome back. you're watching the news hour on al jazeera. the head of u.s.-led forces in afghanistan has apologized after an air strike hit a hospital run by doctors without
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borders. at least 16 were killed in kunduz city. the aid group insists it provided its hospital coordin e coordinates to afghan and u.s. forces well in advance. a syrian monitoring group says 39 civilians and 14 fighters have been killed in four days of russian air strikes. the kremlin says it targeted nine isil positions overnight including the main strock hold al araqqaa province. the president announced an increase from 10 to 28. the opposition leader accused the president of violating a peace agreement signed in august. now, in eastern ukraine pro hiesh russia rebels and pro government forces started to withdraw small caliber weapons including tanks from the front line. it's after peace talks in paris. it was the latest attempt by leaders from russia and ukraine to end the conflict. the tank withdrawal is in line
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with the minsk agreement reached in february. he's the spokesman for the special monitoring commission in ukraine. it will take a lot of political will to end the conflict. we're well-positioned to monitor the process. we have unmanned areas in india as well or drones looking down on the situation. i must say that we're now actually into week four of a relative calm that we haven't seen before. the worst we've seen in terms of ceasefire violations have been small arms fire mostly at so-called training ranges. that indeed is very, very good news and a conflict that lasted for so many months now. in the past two or three days our chief monitor ambassador has voiced his desire that all sides devote really their full commitment to this process. why? because with over 8,000 deaths according to the u.n., 18,000
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injured it took a big toll on eastern ukraine. germany amarking 25 years of unification with celebrations across the country. frankfurt takes center stage in year with a special service attended by chancellor angela merkel and the president. germany united in 1990, less than a year after thousands of people crossed from east to west following the fall of the berlin wall. >> translator: today after 25 years we are facing big challenges, in particular the refugee situation is on our minds these days and it reminds me that today we, as a country, again cannot solve the problem by ourselves but only together in europe by fairly sharing responsibilities and worldwide because not since world war ii has there been so many refugees like the 60 million refugees today. that is something we have to deal with together, and
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everyone, germany, europe, and the world, needs to do their part. a new greek parliament has been sworn in. the members were elected last month after prime minister alexis tsipras called for early polls months into the term. that followed a revolt by hard line leftists in the party as he entered into another bayout deal. tsipras went on to win the elections. voters in kurdistan are heading to the polls on sunday to elect a new parliament. it's a big test for the flejly democracy. kurdistan introduced proportional representation to ensure a fairer distribution of power. 14 parties vie for a share of the 120 seats in parliament. the ruling social democratic party is predicted to do well. it's up against the south side leading party and the party that are all members a shaky
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coalition government. corruption is the number one issues followed close by by unemployment and rising energy prices. we have the report. >> reporter: when it comes to central asian democracy, this is as good as it gets, with 14 political parties contesting it's been a vibrant election campai campaign. the campaign is short on messages of tolerance or diversity. harassment of minorities like gays and lesbian is common place. in this video so-called pate rick movements force into a home and intimidate those inside. those same groups back an anti-gay propaganda law that enjoying cross-party support. i meet a candidate who tells me there's no space for gay people in this society.
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>> translator: homosexuality is a major problem. some organizations claim we've had homosexuality throughout the history. this isn't true. under communism we have to concept of homosexuality. >> reporter: this support group for sexual minorities has had its own offices tacked. these are building to speak out. >> look at the pressures of all political parties. none of them are talking about minorities or nondiscrimination principles. >> ethnic minorities have been vulnerable or voiceless in society, almost the governing social democrats say they support diversity. >> translator: there should be no discrimination again people regardless of their religion, ethnicity or views. they require the state to ensure their sament. that is what the law z. we should treat people equally. >> ultimately concern for the
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country's struggling economic may be foremost on voters' minds. there's corruption and unemployment. there's millions of citizens with a fifth of the whole population in search the work. now all the political parties are promises that they can fix those problems. whoever wins this vote will have to deliver on those promises or risk marginalized more than just minorities. >> mr. william son sdz kurdistan's new parliament needs to set new goals. >> kurdistan does stand out as being a city itself with high standards and rule of law to promote democracy. we hope the elections go off peaceful and declared free and fair by the election observers
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the ground. on the other hand, kurdistan needs to measure its own progress by its own standards it set itself, not by those with the terrible human rights records with the neighbors. as your report says, skrilgs is a major problem in the country against gay people as your report highlighted but also ethnic minorities. those parties were never elected, their mps were elected. they need to settle on some key goals, and those indeed include rejecting in par lament the propaganda, the law, the law against lesbian and gay rights in the country. the laws which will restrict the very vibrant sifrl society which exists in the country. this week al jazeera has been speaking to people across turk turkey to find out how they'll vote in november's election. in june they lost their pa jort in parliament for the first time in ten years, and talks with the opposition failed to produce a
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coalition. they went to find out if teaming up with a party is a viable option for the ruling party. in tur kie monuments are everywhere, but the left leaning political party created has never really managed to take full advantage of his popularity. towns across the south like milas are strongholds of the republic piece's party. they're accused of behaving as if nare intiened to mour. >> the chp vote is constant. i don't think they will ever get more than 30%. it needs to become a party of the people. >> reporter: in june's election the chp failed to capitalize on any dissatisfaction with the ruling act party and secured 25% of the vote, about the same as in 2011.
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now some of the supporters are frustrated with another poll. >> translator: no party no leaders came to ask if i'm hungry or not, whether i have money. we're getting more in debt. our taxes are paying for these elections. they're a burden for all of us. >> the latest poll suggest the results in november broadly similar to june, and the party fell short of a majority in parliame parliament. >> translator: a co-lags between the ahp and chp is impossible. they're forming a government and talking about democracy, kurd ishg rights and lifting immunity from criminal prosecution. >> after the june election most chp supporters were opposed to the idea of a coalition with the ack party. if that appears again, then the
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chp leadership faces the challenges to say that working together is a workable, viable solution. israel is building new fences along its international borders. the government says it's a security measure, but others believe it will full isolate the nation from its nations. >> israel is often criticized for the separation wall between what it considered its land and the palestinian territories. in some cases draw be boards where they aren't. they're updads dating new barriers. the prime minister says it's for security but also for the sake of israeli livelihood. >> reporter: to the exat the particular time it's possible, we will encompass israel's border with the security fence and barriers that control our
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borders. we will not allow israel to be flooded with illegal migrants and terrorists. >> with the increase of violence, they built a fence to keep out potential attackers and african migrants. facing a refugee crisis, hungary and romania are looking into it using israel's southern border as an example. now the country is focuses eastward breaking ground on a new border fence a month ahead of skul. the border with jordan is long and as this current fortification takes place in the south it's expect toe he can paned. they say they wroent undermine injuried dan sovereignty but israel is concerned about a threat from the east. >> in the '70s there were some inside israel from jordan. there are terror attacks.
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so israel feels this thing will resume. >> many say a physical barrier alone won't prevent attacks. >> there's no problem in the peace process. eventually the borders set up with the cooperation wi once again be turned into more of inward looking approach. >> without that ko cooperation, some people t-those walls and fencing could be vooufed as more as israel sealing iflts off from the region rarn protecting it's borders. one of the colombian's most notorious warlords was killed in a military raid. the jeer long man hunt for victor navarro ended. he was also on the u.s. treasury king pin list and had a $5 billion bount eye on his head.
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he was on the border with venezuela. we have the latest from colombia's tap cal, bogota. zo this was the biggest blow since 2012 when the kufrpian killed the leader of the biggest rebel gruel in the country. it was the president of that who confirmed that victor navarro was in an praks that went underway early on friday in the up northeastern region. this is a notoriously lawless regeneral near the border with venezuela where a lot of the cocoa crops are grown. he was known for being a ruthle drug king pin, very cruel against his enemy for attacking the police station and planting land mines. the military was after him for months, and omiraculously
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escaped another operation against them back in august when he was injured. he was also known for hi his obsession with guns, young and underage women. this is a major victory for the colombian government and the military, and it also sending a message to eventually leader that might continue operations when an eventful peace deem is reaped. more on the top stories and the death of of 16 people in afghanistan after an air strike on a hospital run by doctors without border. let's speak with bart janseven. thank you very much for your time. we heard from the head of the u.s.-led operations in afghanistan an poll jiedz after this air strike that killed 16 people in kunduz city.
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what is your reaction? >> first of all, i have to say, we haven't heard anything yet from the united states government and what you want is much more. what we want is this horrible attack carrying all the signatures of being probably carried out by the coalition forces while we a much more details account of that is that a plane circled around the hospital carrying five very precise bombing attacks on the main building of the hospital. so what we want is for this horrible attack that a full gratification of what happened, and we want an independent inquiry to be launched as soon as possible. we heard earlier from the spokesman from the afghan interior ministry they have been
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taliban fighters hide agent the hospital. >> i can say that during the night, the hospital compound was closed. we know that in the hospital compound only patients, their care takers and our staff were present. >> did the u.s.-led air forces know that this hospital was run by doctors without borders. did they know of the location of your hospital? >> well, this is a big and large hospital. it's the largest hospital and has been there for five years. we have communicated several times to different war parties and the coalition forces the precise gps coordinates of this hospital to avoid being hit in such an attack. >> how does this air strike and the bombing on your hospital in kunduz affect your operations there? >> well, it absolutely is horrible. we have nine staff are dead.
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seven patients have burned in the hospital to death. we have to evacuate the rest of the staff and some of the patients. before the attack, 100 patients were hospitalized because of a recent trauma during the fighting in kunduz. effectuallily our intervention in kunduz has stopped with this attack. >> thank you very much for taking time to speak with us. thank you very much. >> thanks for having me. up next we have the sports including the chelsea manager admitting to having the worst period in his career as they get ready to face southampton. we're back after the break. do stay with us.
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welcome back. to kenya now where the government has begun a nationwide campaign against the country's drinking problem. they die from illegal homemade brews and alcoholism is a major issue. we report from a football field in central kenya that's been converted into a rehabilitation camp. sghoo >> reporter: this is not an ordinary group therapy session. they're getting free treatment and counseling to help with the drinking problem. a number of people suffered vie len systems who they were shut down in july.
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the football field has been turned into a temporary rehabilitation camp. daniel was a policeman for 14 dwree years. he lost his job last year. his wife and children left two years ago. >> it became so hard for me to stop drinking alcohol simply because i had to drink. i had to drink for me to do anything. i had to have a drink in the morning. >> reporter: he reflects they will support each other and build the confidence, the volunteer koungs lors and medics are running the camp set up by the federal government. there's about 1,000 recovering alcoholics here and hundreds more are registering to get help. most of them are not employed. the concern is what happens when they leave this place. >> we work to make sure they're strong enough to be able to prevent relapse. i think that you can prevent
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having it. this be a fall-back, but we're looking forward and we will celebrate. if we manage to save 100, that's a good number. >> up to three months in rehab, they go back to this village center where illegal alcohol is easy to get. roughly 40,000 have a drirnging problem in the region and many die after drinking moem made brews. he became blind after drinking bad alcohol in 2001. his son is an alcoholic. on this day his nephews came to visit. they were drurng. krung. he says he tries to tell them to stop, but they woenlt listen. >> translator: alcohol destroyed my life. i couldn't do anything. i couldn't even educate my children. it's sad to see people drink here so much. >> reporter: back at the camp these people know too well how
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hard it will be to adjust to life whether they return to their villages. at this moment they just want to stay sober and positive. all right. time to catch up on sports now. here's robin. >> thank you so much. we start at the rugby world cup. england faces the 2003 champions face australia in the duel of death on saturday. england has never been knocked out before. they're still unbeaten at this tournament having won the opening two games. mathematically if they lose, they can still advance to the next round. >> for me as a coach it's something i want to give the team. for someone that never played for australia, how much that means and how every moment should be dher riched because you're so fortunate.
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every game should be the jersey. that's why we want to try and build that atmosphere within the australian team. our supporters can see when they watch the gamer dock to the game themselves, they cans see those things. >> there's always going to be a big game, a poor game against awes trail dwra and and a very good team. the last week has hardened us. there's been a real focus on what we're doing this week, a real focus. ifrments former world champions are on in action on saturday frment they just kicked off since the leaders. a win means they go through to the "finals and a locality of pressures. japan snuck ahead of them in pool b with a victory over somoa. about 15 minutes ago. 26-5 records in front of a record case in the in-lay
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stadium. we do have our first confirmed quarterfinalist at this rugby world cup. the champion new zealand, who else? they're looking to win this competition for a third time. they pass georgia and 10 out of the best. >> would you say the game was great? i wouldn't say the game was great. it doesn't have to be at the moment. if you can understand that, you don't get gold medals, bu we're in the "times. >> this is the latest football news quickly. agur ra scored five goals from manchester city at home to newcastle in the english premiere league. it's a space of 20 minutes for the striker at the newcastle with chelsea last week while the hosts had lost the last two he
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can lead games. a 6-1 lead at the moment, so seven matches in total saturday. they beat west broming to third in the table and sunder lan is the bottom of the pain. let's somehow chelsea. he says he's suffering the worst period of his career. the premier champions woun 4-11 in all competitions this season. the latest develop in the champions league on tuesday. they haven't won in 13 years. >> it's not like one year they have really the best team and the next year it's not like that. everybody can have a difficult start overseas and maybe defensive they lost a little bit if he walk the calls -- the
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goals against them. it's a bit different than last year. they lost a little bit, but still they're very stroj. >> fifa president said blatter is defying calls from sponsors to step down immediately. they're calling for world's company league body she hads it. it was a week after he was plays under criminal investigation by swiss authorities on suspicion of criminal mismkt and most operations of funds. blatter denies any wrongdoing. gordon said even if these sponsors wshged by fifa. other countries would be ready to repolice them. >> this is an open tune time for them. they're not ricking much for calling for sepp blatter to
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announce now. they're not risk the whole ling. >> corporate sponsorship of fee that is incredible expensive but beneficial for these korgss. they get to put their names ato come it the most lafkive sports eiffel informant history of the world when it's held. if someone walks away, coca-cola and budweiser and an highser bush will disconnect from fef fee. i think same some other soda and beer come is a step. we know it has serious problems, but we went tunnel it down. >> the problem accept blatter alo alone, it goes to the regional federations as well. if sepp blater resigned tomorrow and complee lit walk z away, tlbl be a total dogfight for power at the top echelons of
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fi fifa. whoever has control over the next three to six moss as a lot power to be given through a completely ad hoc and unprecedented process. >> in los angeles the angels denied the ragers from clenching the title. it was a 2-1 victory for them. they're still in contention for a whiled card spot. a quickup date on football from la ligabarcelona. they have love to savia 2-1. there's plenty of the big sports to hers on our website as well. that's where we get the updates. that is where we leave it for now. more later. thank you very much. that's how we leave the news hour for no. lauren taylor is live next. do stay with us.
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>> the money fell victim to the politics. >> they're more focused on getting jobs than our education.
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>> gang life... this was our foundation. it's what we all knew. when i met daisy, it was the best day of my life. i told my co-workers, i'm gonna marry her... when my past caught up with me and made us all pay the price. >> it was very confusing... they were just, "where is it? where did he put it"? the social worker said, "i'm gonna have to take the baby". you're gonna have to kill me to take my child. they took my family. he's like, "they're using your child as leverage". the day i think i'm getting sarah back, my public defender tells me they're gonna take me to trial. i don't know how i'm gonna do it but... i need another lawyer. >> that judge is not known for his compassion. >> if at any point i'm not fighting for my family, i don't know what that would do to me. >> families don't survive this.
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an apology from the head of u.s. forces in afghanistan after an air strike on a hospital in kunduz kills nine medical staff. this is al jazeera liver from london. also coming up. multiple bomb blasts bomb a abuja. russia conducted 20 air strikes in the last 24 hours. i'm in central kenya where this football field is turned into a rehabilitation nt

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