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>> clashes between israeli security forces and palestinians across the west bank. at least 15 dead, including soldiers from sawed and u.a.e. in two car bomb attacks in aden. >> we report from kunduz with an international journalists inside the embattled city. >> your top sports story this tuesday, one of the men bidding to run world football the latest
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of a fifa investigation. he's crying conspiracy. i'll have the details later in the program. >> poils are protesting raised and arrests by israelis. there are deaths on both sides. we'll start with an update from mike hanna live in the occupied west bank. mike. >> this was declared to be a day of rage in response to events of recent days, in particular the intenseification of israeli military activity throughout the occupied west bank. the aim of the demonstrators was to cross through this crossing into jerusalem down the road. they didn't get close to this particular area here. they were pinned back by heavily
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armed israeli forces. a number of people were shot with rubber coated steel bullets and on at least one occasion, sharp point ammunition was used, somebody being a shot. however, no fatalities reported at this particular stage, most injuries said to be moderate. also violence in bethlehem in the west bank, there the funeral of the 13-year-old shot and killed by israeli forces yesterday, a number of clashes reported from around that particular funeral. so tensions running high, palestinians demonstrating, but the aim of getting through to jerusalem stopped by forces. >> there was a meeting of all the p.l.o. factions in the course of the day. they sat down to discuss what has been happening in recent
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days, but also to discuss the speech made by abbas in the united nations general assembly, threatening to abandon the oslo accords, the basic framework for whatever relationship exists with israeli. no outcome yet of that particular meeting, although abbas said before the meeting that he does not want to directly confront the israelis. he's got a lot of political pressure on him not only with palestinian frustration mounting, but also frustration within his own p.l.o. factions. one must remember, too, the leadership in hamas has been asking pointed questions about what is exactly the nature of the palestinian authority relationship with israeli, particularly on the issue of security coordination. >> quick final word on another aspect of what's going on at the moment, home demolition, which sounds very dramatic. can you explain to our viewers why that is happening and how
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it's happening. >> well, it is very dramatic and also a contravention of national law and international treaties. what has happened in the past is that israeli has repeatedly demolished the homes of those who carry out attacks on israelis, but what happened in this particular case related to events that happened last year, two homes in east jerusalem were demolished in the course of the morning, but made very clear in this, this was an act of revenge carried out by the netanyahu government at the time of the killings for which these palestinians were held responsible last year, the international community put pressure to bear on netanyahu, not go ahead with the home demolitions. he held off throughout all the period of time, now he comes back from the united states that in a time of heightened tension and this morning ordered the demolition of these two homes. that's something that has revoked immense anger among palestinians who are used to
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this type of action, but perhaps not the coldly calculated revengeful way in which it's being carried out. >> thank you, mike. >> we move on to other news, at least 15 killed in two attacks in aden in yemen. four were sold injuries drop the united arab emirates fighting with the saudi-led coalition. the hotel used by the yemeni government and villa used by the government were targeted. >> this is the moment the palace hotel was hit. government and kurdish in forcers led by saudi arabia blame houthi fighters and troops loyal to former president ali abdullah saleh for two attacks in aden. the first targeted the hotel, where government leaders have placed their headquarters. the second struck a compound used by soldiers from the united arab emirates. >> i heard huge explosions and
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rushed to the area. i was told two armored vehicles drew through checkpoints and exploded in the compound used by e.u. soldiers. >> troops will continue their campaign until the houthi rebels withdraw from areas that control and disband. last month, dozen was coalition soldiers were killed in a missile attack. it was the highest number of coalition forces killed in a single attack since the start of their military campaign in yemen, seven months ago. >> many are now worried the attacks in aden will further in flame the continuing war in yemen. >> so that report from hashem, here with us in the studio now. maybe we can expand on what you talked about, conflicting reports of what happened and how it happened. >> exactly, how the yemeni government and coalition forces saying these attacks were carried out by the houthis and
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troops loyal to the former president ali abdullah saleh, conflicting with eyewitnesses saying these were suicide bombing attacks and in one instance targeting the compound where the u.a.e. soldiers were based, it was two armed vehicles that crossed the checkpoint and then exploded. if these were suicide bombing attacks and then i think the finger of blame will be pointed at groups like al-qaeda or the islamic state, because it is a signature type of these particular groups. >> it's important for us to remember these other groups. >> yemen is a very fractured country. you have forces lyle to ali abdullah saleh and government, in between, you have the secessionists, al qaeda, islamic state and war lowereds, so it's a very divided political reality. >> speaking of politics, who's where at the moment as far as
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leadership goes? people were forced to flee, aden was going to be a base at one point for the government. where is anyone now and is anyone making progress? >> basically, the government, the coalition forces in control of most of the south, from aden. in the north, the houthis are still entrenched, particularly in their stronghold province of saada, in sanna and still fighting in taiz. the government is based in aden, but this is a government that doesn't really have a huge political say. it's still undermind, still a very weak government. this his the biggest problem that faces the coalition forces. they are fighting a fight to push the coalition out of control. they do have a weak government that cannot lead yemen on its own for the time being. >> so this is open ended, isn't it?
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i mean, the saudi coalition will keep up its attacks for as long as necessary. >> exactly. this attack in aden, we're definitely going to see more intensified airstrikes against the houthis and forces loyal to ali abdullah saleh as you rightly said. the problem is that the fighting is going to continue. we can't see any way out of this crise, which means yemen will be braced for further violence and uncertainty. >> thank you for speaking about yemen with us. >> we have breaking news coming out of the united nations. the united states announced charges against united nations officials accused of being part of a bribery scheme. this is just coming out now, literally just in my in box. james bays on the line in new york. anything more? >> the allegations are a wide ranging corruption scheme center on the former president of the u.n. general assembly, john ash.
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now, the u.s. general assembly president is an important figure, mainly a ceremonial role, but the person who provides over that assembly of all the 193 countries. mr. ash was in the job from september, 2014 until september 2015, and it appears that during that time, he's accused of making all sorts of -- or receiving all sorts of payments in connection it seems as he look through the indictment against him to do with the building of a u.n. branded conference center in macau and it's and would he took bribes in connection with this project. it's also alleged that i didn't properly disclose the money he'd received on his taxes and the amount of money in his bank account that was not declared to the tax man, $1.2 million.
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it's and would these bribes were received in return for about him carrying out official visits as the president of the general assembly. this is something that is going to shock the united nations. mr. ash, i saw only last week at the high level woke at the united nation, is a former president of the general assembly. he was one of the dignitaries there, now facing serious charges. >> do get back to us if you find out more information. >> after more than a week of fighting in kunduz in afghanistan, it's still contested. afghan forces have taken territory but haven't established control. let's go to one of the first international journalists to reach kunduz. you've gotten to the airport, i think, i expect not much further, because it's very dangerous there. >> there is strong fighting
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going on. we could hear bullets. we could hear gunfire, artillery almost every second. afghan security forces struggling to get control of the city. they are fighting with taliban almost in every single street of kunduz city. i talked with some afghan security officials here in kunduz. they are telling us the reason that they are going so slow, because they are facing lack of leadership, lack of coordination, and also they are complaining that taliban are hiding in residential area, and for them, it's hard to go after them, because they are trying to avoid civilian casualty. >> well, actually, as we speak about civilian casualty, let's talk about the attack on the doctors without borders hospital. i just want to read you and our viewers something from doctors without borders who has said whoever called in these attacks were acting illegally.
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this is the statement: >> this is getting more and more murky. it's an extraordinary story, because everyone's telling a different story. >> afghan security official here, they confirm that the compound was used by some taliban fighter, but they also said that they were not the one who called for the air strike. they said that u.s. special forces on the ground were the one who coordinate the attack and called for the airstrikes, so afghan government is saying that it's not them who called the air strike. >> ok. thanks. live from kunduz, hope to talk
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to you again later on. >> the top military officers in the u.s. is expected to appear before the senate armed services committee to explain the situation in afghanistan. army general john campbell will have to explain the mistake in bombing the hospital in kunduz. the general's appearance was planned for a long time, but it's likely he'll have to explain airstrikes which killed 22 patients and staff. >> plenty more ahead on this news hour on al jazeera. nigeria's food exporters face the challenge of making sure their produce is safe to eat. >> this lab where one of this year's nobel prize winners has been working. we're going to find out on what later on. >> the man who could be the next liverpool football manager speaks out about the move. the details in sport.
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>> turkey's deputy prime minister has warned that russian airstrikes in syria could create a million refugees. he predicts a massive influx of syrians into turkey because russian military intervention shifted the balance of power in regions. so far, there are no signs of refugee buildup along the syrian, turkey border. >> it doesn't look like an accident, that is what nato's secretary general who rejected rush's explanation of what it was doing in turkish air space. russia said the two incursions were a mistake. >> i call on russia to avoid escalating tensions with the alliance. rush must deconflict its military activities in syria.
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i'm also concerned that russia is not targeting isil but attacking the syrian opposition and civilians. >> zeina hodor is in bay rate. we'll go to her in a moment, we'll start in washington, d.c. with the view from the united states as far as what's becoming crowded air space in this part of the world. >> actually it's worth noting they are talking about two different incursions. the second in curse by a mig29, russia is looking into it and saying it might not be them. i'm sure peter will have more on that in a second. the words we're getting out of nato very much in keeping with what we hear from anonymous u.s. officials in washington, that russian explanation of an erroneous incursion are
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farfetched. that's what anonymous officials are saying yesterday as they are won't to do in washington, d.c. >> it was called a seriously irresponsible and unprofessional violation of turkish air space and chided russia for not getting back to the u.s. for working on air safety protocol between the u.s. and russia to prevent any sort of accidents taking place, minimum distances between aircraft and so on, ash carter very concerned said that the russians haven't got back to him. clearly, the russians are rattling the u.s. and nato with their intervention in syria. >> thank you. over to peter in moscow, then. peter, everyone's got something to say and they're using very
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strong words. is russia replying with anything more than no, it was a mistake? >> no, but they have replied in the last half hour or so and what they are basically saying is they're prepared to sit down with turkey, and clear any misunderstandings over syria, follow those two in curses into syrian air space over the weekend. they've got back to the americans. we heard earlier that america's been disappointed at no response. russia is saying now look, we are prepared to accept in principle the proposals that were outlined last week to try and reduce the threat of confrontation in the skies above syria. at the same time, the government, the russians have emphatically denied reports by nato that they are building up troops on the ground in syria. now, it is true that there have
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been large deployments of troops from russia, but these are sort of military engineers, and armored infantry to protect the base and 500 marines at the naval base, but they are drawing a line and saying we are not putting in combat troops on the ground. >> peter, thank you. over to zeina hodor in beirut, lest we forget about the people on the ground in syria. what do you hear from your contacts in syria? >> the opposition is quite worried. they believe these airstrikes could be a prelude to a ground offensive on some front lines opinion russian airstrikes have targeted isil controlled territory like in palmyra, and two other areas. the majority have been taking place in opposition controlled
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areas, the northern homs countryside, and in idlib. you talk to people in these territories, got activists, they believe these airstrikes want to weaken the defenses of the rebels, so that it will allow for a ground offensive. now, the areas that have been hit are really strategic, very important for the syrian government if it is to protect what is known, really, as the core region, the areas under the control of the government, the coastal province, as well as damascus. according to the opposition, these airstrikes are helping the syrian government survive, strengthening its position, and undoubtedly, when you strengthen its position on the ground, you strengthen its position on the negotiating table. we've heard armed groups come together and appeal for assistance from their regional backers, telling them to forego an alliance and confront what they are calling a
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russian-iranian aggression in syria. the russians are intensifying the conflict. >> richard's here with a look at the weather. we've got our friends in aljazeera america joining you guess this hour. have you got good news for them? >> it's going to get better across the carolinas, absolutely incredible weather, the state government referred to it as a once in a thousand year event. it is suggested that is certainly the case within the last four or five days, if not in a 24 hour period. in more detail, there you can see on the satellite imagery, what's left of joaquin, which brought really warm air in across the carolinas. it coincided with a cold front and it all came together in the worst possible way. you still see cloud across the carolinas. there is still rain coming down associated with this area of low pressure. it is a situation which is
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improving, which is just as well, because across south carolina, the situation pretty desperate. you have floodwaters in some areas still rising, certainly river flooding remains an issue. vast amounts of rain coming down, certainly across carolina between charleston there, but things are improving. north carolina just 50 millimeters in the last 24 hours. the rain looks as though it is still flirting with the coast and by wednesday, should be on its way to brighter, drier weather returning. >> lovely, thank you for that. >> facebook lost a court battle over transfer of data from europe to the united states, because the information wasn't properly protected against u.s. surveillance. the european court of justice ruled that an agreement which allows facebook's european data to be transferred has been
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struck down. >> this year's nobel prize in physics has been awarded to a japanese and canadian scientist for their work. >> the royal swedish academy of sciences has decided to award the 2015 nobel prize in physics for the discovery which shows that neutronos having mass. >> ghost particles are the building blocks of matter, he did the research at an underground laboratory beneath a mountain in central japan. we have the canadian who
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demonstrated that neutrinos change form, showing they have no mass and has forced physicists to reconsider the fundamental makeup of the university. previous discoveries of sub atomic particles and how they behave has led to new technology for the treatment of diseases like cancer. >> we've got a particle as i say sift with us now joining us from italy. thanks for your time, kate. i'm sure you appreciate the need to speak plain english here. new
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neutrinos are very mysterious particles. they are fundamental. you can't break them into smaller pieces. there are literally thousands of billions going through our bodies every second. they are one of the most common particles in the universe. what we saw. >> carry on, carry on, please. >> what we saw with the neutrino atlations is that neutrinos come in three types of flavors, as an electron and neuron, you can think of them as three different flavors of ice cream. it is oscillating, changing between these three identities. this is very interesting and mysterious and they still don't understand why. >> what does it change? i know that's a really broad question, but if you knew they existed and now they exist in a different way, does it fundamentally change anything? >> yes. this fundamentally changes our understanding of matter in the
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universe, so previous to understanding that neutrinos oscillate, we thought that they had no mass, just like photons have no mass. this is dictated by our fundamental theory of the universe, finding out that they do oscillate, this means that they must actually have mass. this has changed everything in the standing model of practical physics. >> the whole story is interesting, a collaboration between two scientists, a kilometer below a mountain in japan. this is i'm guessing very exciting for the scientific community. >> exactly. these collaborations, the scientists did fantastic work, solving one of the fundamental problems we had, which is called the solar neutrino problem. these are neutrinos coming from the sun and the theory all the way back to the 1950's was telling us how many new reason knows should be coming from the
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sun and hitting the earth. we had two third missing neutrinos and nobody understood where they were or if the experiments were wrong or the theory was wrong. these two collaborations, one in japan, one in canada, also based international collaborations involving scientists all over the world, solved this problem by finding that in fact all the neutrino theories predicted were coming indeed to the earth, they were just changing identity. these two thirds, we tracked oscillations from one into the other two. >> now i'm thinking about ice cream. thank you for that. you explained it brilliantly and we all now know more than neutrinos than we used to. >> stay with us. ahead, a family reunion that almost didn't happen. we meet cubans rivenning their
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>> john ash and five others in custody are expected to appear in a court later on tuesday. >> palestinians in the occupied west bank are protesting against raids and arrests by security forces. tensions rising after a series of attacks in recent days with deaths on both sides. >> at least 15 people have been killed in two attacks in the yemeni city of aden. car bombs targeted a hotel and villa with saudi and coalition forces. >> south korea, the philippines and indonesia expressed interest in joins the transpacific partnership trade deal. they want to know how it could work. >> new zealand is already the word's largest exporter of dairy products, its market set to
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expand further. government officials say the newly agreed transpacific partnership will make products accessible to 800 million customers and bring in nearly $2 billion more every year by 2030. the government had hoped to get a better deal, but farmers say they're having to take what they can. >> anything can improve their profitability, and smooth out the volatility of the returns for our industry is really to our advantage. >> what's being called the most ambitious free trade deal ever negotiated is being welcomed with cautious optimism, because very little is known about the details, critics fear the public good may have been sacrificed for the corporate bottom line. >> officials say the exact deal wilson be made available to the public, but even before reading it, countries like the philippines, south korea and indonesia have expressed interest in joining. it could become the world says
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largest trading block. >> china is notably absent from the deal. the growing regional power and the world's second largest economy is creating its own trade block that runs separate to the u.s. japan led t.p.p. japan's prime minister welcomes eventual chinese inclusion. >> it would contribute largely to our nation's security and asia pacific regional stability. it would have significant strategic meaning if china joined it in the future. >> many see this as a power play play, a continuing batting for dominance between china and alliance. the t.p.p. is set to redefine international trade. >> not only in this part of the world, the whole world, what will happen is the world will be divided into economic blocks. every country now in order to
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survive must decide to join one of these economic blocks. >> it will still be a few years before these farmers feel any of the effects of the t.p.p. the deal has to be ratified by each country before it is put in place. with seven of the 12t.p.p. countries facing elections soon, the outcome on this controversial deal could be delayed even further. >> al jazeera, manila. >> just want to let you know about something happening in washington, d.c., a senate committee hearing into the attacks recently in afghanistan in kunduz. john mccain is heading up the committee and speaking presently about the taliban resurgence in kunduz. later on, we will be hearing from army general john campbell, who will be explaining exactly what happened or what he knows so far about what happened in kunduz in the last few days and we'll bring you that when it
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happens. >> the republic of congo has set a date to allow the president to run for a third term. the vote on what it effectively changing the constitution will be held. winning disputed election in 2002 and 2009, opposition groups calling for protest against this proposed third term. >> 11 soldiers from chad have been killed in a boko haram attack. 13 others were wounded in that assault in the town of lake chad near the border with nigeria. 17 boko haram fighters were also killed. >> the european union banned dry fish, beans and other food from this nigeria because of high levels of pesticides found. nigeria's government said the ban is busy pro organizationate. we have more from lagos. >> these are some of the banned products in abuja approximate
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this man is angry about the decision. >> nigerian foods don't contain harmful pesticides. i'm inviting people from around the world to come and test and buy our food. it's organic. it's natural. if it contains harmful pesticides, it would affect us, too. >> the e.u. found that an in sect side exceeded limits.
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>> foods are tested for levels. their tests are a tiny fraction of what's consumed locally and exported and dependent on food producers to voluntarily bring in samples for testing. >> scientists blame corrupt food producers. >> the ban is bad news for traders and nigeria. it wants to boost exports rather than relying solely on income
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from oil sails. the ban will stay in place until next year. in the meantime, more samples will be tested to determine the source of the contaminant. >> girls are missing out on opportunities to improve their lives because they are forced into early marriages. girls in 26 countries are more likely to marry than enroll in secondary school. 39,000 girls are forced to marry worldwide every day. the rights groups said it's no coincidence that nigeriaer is the world's least developed country. poverty is a major driver for child marriage. child brides are often kidnapped, or forced to marry
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because of conflict. we heard from advisor or care national who said ending child marriage is complicated, but it's possible. >> i would say that there's three critical areas in which engagement can make a difference. the first is about the agency of the girls themselves, ensuring that the girls know they have other opportunities and that the world is changing and that staying in school results in so many benefits. the second is around tuesday, social norms of the families, ensuring that they engage with discussed opportunities, change and don't just do the traditional things because that's the way it's always been. the third is providing school as close as possible and upholding the law. the law in most countries say the girls shouldn't marry before the age of 18 and in providing also economic incentives to ensure girls stay at school.
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with the three approaches, that's the way that we can change. waiting until economic development and the poverty of countries is addressed is just not going to work. these social taboos and tuesday are a major cause of poverty. >> some news from the americas now, california is to become the fifth u.s. state to allow assisted suicide. doctors will be allowed to prescribe lethal doses of medications to patients, beginning next year. >> cubans are making the crossing to florida, believing a policy that gives cubans residency in the u.s. is about to end. human traffickers are taking advantage of this rumor.
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>> this is a family that have been apart for months. the journey this teenager went to get here is staggering. >> u.s.a.! >> this is the moment they jumped from the vessel and clamored on to the beach. locals give them a warm welcome. for the last two days of a six day journey, the crew had no food or water. it was only chance that brought them ashore here. she says she had no choice. >> we had to get out fast, because we think it's going to get bad. anyone that comes here in the future are going to get turned back, so we had to hurry up and get here. >> at the u.s. coast guard headquarters in miami, persistent rumors of the end to the wet-foot, dry-foot policy are a concern. the number of people making the crossing is higher than in
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recent years. many desperate cubans are being taken advantage of. >> smugglers exploited that rumor and told cubans, you're thinking about going, you better go now or miss your opportunity to get into the united states. we know they've been doing that. we've been told that. >> one of the biggest challenges authorities face is quelling a rumor putting lives at risk. the coast guard are working with the local cuban community in the hopes that the message will get back to the island. the number of those trying to make it to the u.s. mainland by any means necessary continues to grow. >> the garcias are reunited and can begin to plan their futures together. juan carlos told us if he'd known about the crossing, he wouldn't have allowed his daughter to take such a massive risk. he said he's happy she's here but doesn't want to see other families risking everything for a new life. marathon, florida. >> live to capitol hill in washington, d.c. now. general john campbell speaking before the u.s. senate committee on the attacks in afghanistan.
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>> i'd like to pay tribute to our military families, the unsung heroes of the last 14 years of conflict. in many ways, our frequent be a senses from home are harder on them than on us. without their love and support, we could not succeed. i'd like to acknowledge and honor the men and women killed in afghanistan and the 20,000 wounded. tragically, we lost 14 personnel to include six air man and four contractors, u.s. contractors last friday in an aircraft mishap. we always remember the afghan in our own fallen and loved ones they left behind. every day, we honor their memories by assisting the afghans to build a stable and secure country and protecting our homeland. over 14 years have passed since the 9/11 attacks, and we haven't forgotten why we first came to afghanistan and why we remain.
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convince 2001, exceptional courage of our forces ensured that another terrorist attack originating from afghanistan against our homeland has not occurred. eight months have passed since i last appeared before this committee and much has changed since then. afghanistan, its government and security forces, the enemy, and our own coalition have undergone tremendous transitions. these changes have ensured that this fighting season has been fundamentally different. it can't be compared to previous years. i would like to emphasize how political, military, economic and social transitions are affecting the operational environment in order to place our campaign in context. afghanistan is at a critical juncture, and so is our campaign. before in further explain the formidable challenges and the opportunities before us, i'd like to address a few topics that have been in the headlines.
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i'd like to discuss the tragic loss of lives on the strike in the hospital in kunduz. by way of back ground, u.s. special forces have been providing training, advice and assess tons to forces engaged in a tenacious fight with the taliban. we provided support to afghan forces at their request. to be clear, the decision to provide fire was a u.s. decision made with that the u.s. chain of command. a hospital was seasonal struck. we would never enthingsly target a protected medical facility. i must allow the investigation to take its course and therefore i'm not at liberty to discuss further specifics at this time. however, i assure you that the investigation will be thorough, objective and transparent. i'd also like to remind the economyee and the church people that we continue to make extraordinary efforts to protect civilians. no military in history has done
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more to avoid harming i innocen. we assume greater risks to protect non-combatants. i've directed the entire force to undergo in depth training to review operational authorities and rules of engagement. our record stands in stark contrast to the actions of the taliban, violating the laws of war by targeting civilians. the united nations attributes 97% have the combatants killed and wounded in this war to the taliban. island like to discuss the sexual exploitation of children that are. >> that is general john campbell speaking in front of the senate committee hearing. i'm going to rosalyn jordan in washington, d.c. listening to that. why don't you tell us what he said there. we are getting confirmation from
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the u.s. side of what they say happened. >> well. >> the u.s. military said u.s. forces called in the a.c.130 gun ship strikes because they were being over run or in danger of being overrun by taliban fighters. that story changed when general campbell told reporters in a hastily arranged conference at the pentagon. the general would not say whether or not there was any indication that they were in danger of being overrun, which would be an acceptable reason for the afghans to have called
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in the strike. there are questions about whether or not the strike was caused in for an area near the hospital or at the hospital itself. some allege that the strike was called in for the hospital itself, the afghans have pushed back against that, and so there are a lot of questions about who is actually telling the truth here. there are three investigations underwear. the medical group doctors without borders is calling for an independent investigation, to try to sort all of this out. it's going to be interesting to see just how much u.s. senators push general campbell to explain what happened in kunduz on saturday morning. >> fascinating, isn't it? rosalyn jordan in washington, thank you for that. she is talking about john campbell speaking to the u.s. senate committee about the incidents in afghanistan recently. as the general said, the u.s.
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decision was made by the u.s. to make that air strike after being asked for by the afghan government calling in for support, so still a lot to come out of that. we are monitoring this hearing, and we'll bring you more from it a little bit later. >> we'll look at something completely different now, though. we often hear about how the world's natural resources, vegetation and creatures are disappearing, but it seems planet earth can still surprise us. the world wildlife fund told us 211 new species have been discovered in the eastern haim lay i canes in the last six years. we have the vibrant blue walking snake head fish. it can breathe out of the water and survive on land for up to four days. that doesn't really sound like a fish, does it? >> we have got the spotted wren babbler, which hides in -- this has gone a bit dark here. there we go. hides in dense forests.
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researchers reads it was a new species when they checked the d.n.a. we've got this little frog to talk about here, a group of them have these beautiful blue eyes. we've got got a new species of banana, one of three discovered in the northeastern himalayas, all quite extraordinary. >> you're exploring, looking for things and you see something that looks different. then tell me what happens. >> we have been doing field work in indonesia, a high elevation site where there's a lot of rain, a lot of moss, it's a very
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distinctive habitat. after a few days of working there, we caught this very strange looking peralta we knew immediately was unique, never been seen by scientists before. >> then what do you do? i'm really curious about the whole process here, because you are effectively establishing a new animal, aren't you? >> correct, we preserve specimens in museum collections so that they're available for research purposes, not only for us, but for others, and we go through the scientific literature and other museum collections and look for specimen that is look like it. essentially, there were none that looked like it, so we describe this as a new species. >> you were doing this work with the australian scientist and indonesian scientist. you would have heard me talk about the other stuff discovered in the himalayas. just the sheer number of new things which can be discovered, i mean does that surprise you?
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it certainly sounds interesting and surprising to a novice like me. >> it used to surprise me, but it no longer surprises me. at this point, where i do field work in the tropics on high elevation sites, if i don't find a new species of mammal, then i am surprised. >> thank you for your time and i guess congratulations, as well, on discovering the hog nosed rat. >> thank you. >> the hog nosed rat. >> for the year of the rat, that kind of flows. >> not relevant. >> ok, i'll carry on with the sport. one of candidates for fifa president says he is facing a 15 year suspension which could end be his attempt to succeed seth blatter in the job, being investigated by fifa's ethics committee for alleged rule breaches. every denied wrongdoing and
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accused the commit key of acting as a hitman for blatter, who is trying to end his candidacy. >> i will be vindicated and strive to prevail, but if the ethics committee uses such tactics and ignores due process and fair process, there is a possibility that my candidacy will be jeopardized. if we consider this objectively, the true danger is that they won't stop at sabotaging only my candidacy, but destroying fifa's presidential election and fifa itself. >> he still plans to stand seeking the presidency. the favorite to win the vote last month was questioned by swiss investigators over a payment he received from fifa nine years after he said he did a job for them.
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>> an investigation to plans to set up a global football fund linked to south korea's world cup bid could end mong-jeen's bid for presidency. there is less than three weeks for other candidates to come forward. theme face integrity checks by fifa before they are allowed to stand in the vote. >> hong kong fined by fifa after boo be the chinese national anthem. it happened during a world cup qualifier last month. football's governing body previously warned the hong kong f.a. over booing. the anthem has been shared since the economy was placed under
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chinese control. >> negotiations were started with the english club, claiming the coach will be appointed by friday. their previous manager fired after three years in the job. in england, triumphant arrival to the scene as a done deal. when questioned by journalists, he said there is nothing to say. >> the world number four avoided the same fate, breezing past in straight sets.
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>> not such good news for the fourth suit. he has crashed out of the opening rounds as beaten by the spaniard winning in straight sets in tokyo. >> india's new cricket chief is facing his first test, elected on sunday as the head of the b.c.c. promises to clean up cricket. crowd trouble overshadowed, fans slowing plastic bottles on the ground and play suspended because of more crowd trouble. they wait to hear whether they'll be punished by the council. >> torres is banned in the nhl for an illegal check to the head in a preseason game. it's the fifth time torres has
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been suspended and he has until wednesday to appeal. >> major league baseball's postseason cigarettes underway later when the hawn astros take on the new york yankees for the american league wildcard game. remember, this is a one off game. the houston players are practicing ahead of tuesday's clash at yankee stadium. the astros have good memories of new york, having won two out of their three games there this season. >> the new york yankees have been hit by news that their pitcher c.c. sabathia i can't has checked himself into rehab over an alcohol problem, meaning he'll miss the whole of the postseason even if the yankees advance. it's the first time new york has been to the stage in three years. >> i think c.c.'s dealing with courage trying to tackle this problem. time and place have no bearing.
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there is something here that needs to be taken care of and i applaud him for stepping up and doing everything necessary to solve this problem. >> the rugby world cup resumes tuesday. fiji will be hoping to end on a high as uruguay in their final game. both sides have no chance of progressing. australia and wales going through in their group and tried taking on japan. they hope to qualify for the next tournament. they'll need to beat the canadians tuesday. >> we've got another bulletin of news coming up, including the chars by the united nations officials coming up from new
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the former head of the u.n. general assembly is charged with taking more than a million dollars in bribes. ♪ hello, everyone, i'm here in doha with the world news from al jazeera. isil has said it is responsible for two explosions in the yemeni city of aden, which killed 15 soldiers. violent clashes between israeli security forces and palestinians across the west bank. and a new warning about