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[ technical difficulties ] >> and a villa occupied by coalition forces. isil has carried out attacks in yemen before, but these are the group's first-known attacks on the yemeni administration itself. the group also claims to have carried out a suicide bombing in a mosque at the capitol sana'a. hashem ahelbarra has more details. >> reporter: these are the four suicide bombers, isil says were behind the attacks. they drove cars packed with explosives into a hotel, where government leaders have based their headquarters. this was the moment the hotel was hit. a compound was also targeted. >> translator: i heard huge explosions and rushed to the area, i was told two armored vehicles drove through check points and exploded inside of
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the compound. >> earlier government and coalition forces lead by saudi arabia, blamed the houthi fighters and troops loyal to former president saleh for the attacks. isil has emerged as a force in yemen over the last year. in this video, posted on sunday, it is shows fighting against the houthis in different parts of the country. isil also claimed responsibility for a series of attacks that targeted shia mosques like this one in the capitol sana'a last month. isil is expanding in areas formally under the control of aqap, also known as al-qaeda in the arabian peninsula. aqap has recently suffered major setbacks, losing most of its top leaders in u.s. drone attacks. the attack in aden isn't the first time that coalition forces
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in yemen have been targeted. last month, dozens of coalition soldiers were killed in a missile attack. it was the highest number of cocoalitic coalition forced since the start of the coalition attacks seven months ago. hashem ahelbarra, al jazeera. >> a political analyst and editor and chief of the yemen post returned from yemen on tuesday and joins us on skype from detroit in the u.s. how surprising is it that isil was able to target a government building in aden? >> i'm not surprised at all. aden is known to be a hot bed for jihadists. just days ago i was informed that dozens of check points in the streets are controlled by
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jihadists, so this was not a surprise. yemenese know that jihadist were called on three months ago to fight the houthis. and they were the reason the houthis were ousted from aden, but after they were ousted the jihadist had no authority, and the pro-saudi forces wanted control and sidelined them. these militants or these jihadists, call them al-qaeda, isil, or jihadists, they are seeking influence in yemen and do not care whether that enemy is saudi arabia and its allies or the houthis. >> explain more about why isil itself is operating in yemen. what does it want to achieve? >> it's unbelievable. i personally -- i am still in doubt that isil is serious issue
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in yemen, but these attacks have proven many people wrong, or at least are raising question marks. they haven't had any videos of any leaders that aar are -- who -- is in control of them. so they are growing in support, especially after hundreds of jihadists escaped prison around the country during this civil war in yemen -- or the war, and they were mostly linked to al-qaeda. these are strong recruitment grounds for isis right now, and they spread throughout the province. it was easy for isis to recruit many of the jihadists who were in prison. aqap has very strict guidelines on how and who to recruit. >> the yemeni capitol hasn't been back in aden for long. i think just a few weeks. might this attack now see them move out of aden?
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>> oh, no, the yemeni government is there to stay, but right now they just need to better coordinate and ensure that aden is secure, and better security procedures in aden. however, it's the only option. it seems almost impossible that they will control sana'a, so they have no other option but to find a way -- either to sideline these militants and stop the continuous flows from going out to different areas of the country. many areas are controlled by isis or jihadist groups. that's why coalition forces are not clashing there, or refuse to be a direct force there. they want to ensure they have one direct enemy, which is the houthis today. but the enemy of today will be
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the enemy of tomorrow, whoever wins this war will have to face the jihadist groups especially since hundreds are now recruited who were before in prison. >> okay. good to get your thoughts and analysis on the stories. many thanks. israel has announced the lifting of restrictions on muslims entering the al aqsa mosque come found in jerusalem. men under 50 have been banned from entering the area. across the west bank, hundreds of palestinians have been protesting against the israeli occupation and the recent crackdown. >> the crackdown in the occupied west bank resumed before dawn. the israeli army ransacking several houses and arresting at least two people. the resistance was fierce but limited to stones. then in occupied east jerusalem, the homes of two men who were
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involved in attacks were demoll initialled. neighbors say it was an act of cruelty. given that the attacks happened nearly a year ago. the plo describes it as yet another illegal act of collective punishment. >> translator: at mid-night army forces came and raided the residents and started assaulting the residences. we were just evacuated to the street. >> reporter: while in bethlehem the funeral of a 13-year-old who was shot and killed by the israeli army at a nearby refugee camp, his family adamant that there were no protests taking place at the time of the shooting. >> translator: my son went to school like all of the other kids, and then he finished school but never came back home. they shot him, and there were no clashes underway inside the camp. >> reporter: and in ramallah,
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protesters were dispersed. as palestinian frustration mounts so too does political pressure on the palestinian leader. there are questions as to the nature of security cooperation with israel. and questions from within his own plo factions as to whether he intends to abandon the oslo according or not. the fundamental framework for whatever relationship exists with israel. he made clear his belief that under occupation, palestinians are forced to defend themselves. >> translator: when a group of settlers attack a village, what do you expect our response to be. israel has to stop and accept our hand has reached out for a political solution in a peaceful way and not another way. >> reporter: another day of rage. another day of israeli
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occupation. mike hannah, al jazeera, in the occupied west bank. israeli prime minister benjamin netenyahu has defended the increased security measures in the west bank, and blamed palestinian incitement for the recent violence. >> they are using additional security forces. they have clear instructions to act against any danger to their own and to innocent people. we're taking other steps and unfortunately a lot of this goes back to the incitement from hamas from the palestinian authority, from the movements in israel itself which spread a lie that israel is trying to change the status quo on the temple mount to hurt the sacred sites of islam. we're the reason that the sacred sites of islam and christianity and judish do not look like
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palmieri. the coalition in afghanistan has admitted that think decision to bomb a hospital in kunduz was made by u.s. solders. al jazeera's rosiland jordan has the latest. >> reporter: the doctors without borders hospital is still closed after u.s. forces bombed it on saturday. >> we provided close air support to afghan forces at their request. to be clear the decision to provide aerial fire was a u.s. decision, made within the u.s. chain of command. a hospital was mistakenly struck. we would never intentionally target a protected medical facility. >> reporter: doctors without borders wants an outside probe because it accuses the u.s. and
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afghanistan of committing a war crime. >> do you have any reason to object to having an independent investigation done by the u.n. or another independent body of what happened? >> ma'am, i have trust and confidence in the folks that will do the investigation fork nato, for dod, and the afghan partners, so, you know, all of the very, very tough questions that will be asked, they will get after that. >> reporter: the bombing has reignited questions about the afghan forces readiness when u.s. troops leave. >> as we continue to pull out, the taliban with increase high level of attack and battles against afghan forces to detect weakness. when we step off of the battlefield, the question is whether the afghans can fight without us there to reinforce them. >> reporter: the first reports should be completed by the beginning of november, but they
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won't answer the larger question, of whether the u.s. should grow more involved, not less, in afghanistan's efforts to defend itself. more from our correspondent in kunduz. >> reporter: we have conversation with afghan security officials, with the leading general in this operation. they are denying any involvement in this bombing. they said that it was not them who called the bombing. and it was not them who did the coordination with the plane. they said simply, u.s. special forces are on the ground with them, and it was u.s. soldier who called the bombing and who did the coordination in that bombing. [ inaudible ] this operation of kunduz, the [ inaudible ] operation has started, nato has issued an statement that they will send advisor on the ground to assist and coordinate air
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support with afghan forces. they called them advisors, but they are really battle soldiers who are the [ inaudible ] air support. so afghan security forces are on other side of saying without them it's impossible to push taliban back. in the men time they are not taking responsibility for such a mistake. they say it was their mistake. but afghan officials also confirming in that particular compound in a hospital, it is a big hospital, has a big compound, there is a corner of that, where there were some taliban at the time, and they were getting shot at from. prosecutors in the united states have announced corruption charges against u.n. officials. the officials are accused of being a part of a bribery scheme. from the u.n., james bayes
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reports. >> reporter: it is a largely ceremonial, but also very prominent job, presiding over the general assembly, where all 193 u.n. members are represented. chairing meetings including those involving the world's leaders. >> the assembly will now hear an address by his excellency, barack obama. >> reporter: but it is alleged during his year-long term, john ash was taking more than a million dollars in bribes from a chinese businessman. >> ash took more than just cash. sometimes he got paid in other ways. he also allegedly had the prescribers pay for a luxury first class vacation for himself and his family, having them pay for the hotel in new orleans for $850 a night. he even asked the contractor to build a $30,000 basketball court at his home. >> reporter: during his year in
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office, ash worked closely with the u.n. secretary general. >> we have obviously just learned of these very serious allegations this morning. of course the secretary general was shocked and deeply troubled to learn of the allegations against john ash, the former president of the general assembly, which goes to the heart of the integrity of the united nations. >> reporter: when he finished his term, john ash told me the u.n. needed major change. >> any organization, including this one is to survive, it has to reform -- >> reporter: some say his arrest and allegations against him make that reform more urgent than ever. no one was given advanced warning of the arrests. ash has previously served as the ambassador for his country, antig antigua here at the united nations. when he was elected the then
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ambassador, susan rice said we could not be in better hands. now it is alleged those hands took massive bribes. >> the session is closed. >> but this investigation is not closed. the u.s. attorney's office warning there could be further arrests. still to come on this al jazeera news hour. nato says russia's violation of turkish air space does not look like an accident. bangladesh steps up security for foreign citizens after a series of killings by isil. and in sport, the man who could be the next live pool manager has spoken for the first time about the proposed move. ♪ >> first nato has rejected russia's explanation to why his
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combat jets went into turkish air space. russia says it was an mistake. the raids are being -- staged from the west. the latest air strikes have hit isil targets in the city of palmyra, according to syrian state television, and a monitor grouping, but denied by a russian official. since his bombing campaign began, russia's attacks have focused on where armed opposition groups are based not on isil. from moscow, al jazeera's rory challands has more. >> reporter: russian bombs fall on syria once more. 15 were flown on monday according to the defense ministry, ten air strikes were carried out.
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on the grown syrians have been filming and up loading footage they say shows the explosive work. and the diplomatic fireworks are continuing do. nato's secretary general clearly doubts russia's account of the inkurgs into turkish air space was intentional. the turkish president on a visit to nato's home city of brussels, also hit out at russia's siyria campaign. >> translator: russia at the moment is carrying out operations in syria, and trying to create an air base in syria. and they violate our air space. nato has taken a very tough line against this, and i am convinced that it will continue to do so. any aggression against turkey is
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an aggression against nato. >> reporter: moscow says it is happy to work with turkey to prevent any misunderstandings in syria, but despite communication last week, washington still feels moscow is keeping its in the dark about his operations. nonsense says russia's foreign ministry, at a tuesday press conference in which she criticized the international media for an anti russian campaign. she said all washington has to do is pick up the phone. >> translator: they can always call us and check everything to allay their concerns and then announce accurate and clear testament in public. if even after these conversations, at the american side request, you still have concerns, we may speak about them. >> reporter: despite both russia and the u.s.-lead coalition
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insisting their bombing campaigns are targeting isil, the prospect of anything more than the merest of cooperation looks slim. moscow says that the coalition's campaign is illegal under international law, because it wasn't requested by the syrian government. the coalition says that russian planes are there to prop up a brutal dictator. despite nato warnings of a significant russian build up in syria, russia is still ruling out boots on the ground mission. for the moment it says it is content to fight in the skies. >> we're joined by military analyst. thanks so much for coming in to the studio. >> thank you. >> how likely it is that these incursions were an accident? >> this airplane like this is
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[ inaudible ] are very highly equipped. and to make such a mistake is very difficult. i think they just went through and just took over the radar system of the turkish, and just turned away. but you have a third accident which is the [ inaudible ] a syrian airplane by the way, it's not russian, they didn't bring that airplane to syria, so i don't know which one was flying the airplane, a russian or a syrian pilot. but they were in the area for six minutes. that's a lot of time. having said that, think -- the whole area is full of radar, i mean, coverage, and flying somebody inside without being detected is very slim -- >> it's very difficult. >> very difficult. >> how far might russia go to
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backing assad? will it be weary of committing troops for example? >> i don't think they will have troops on the ground, or boots on the ground. but i think we'll see air strikes with a limited campaign with the regime army. but overall i can say this air campaign will fail with time like the coalition. >> why? >> you should put some objective when you do such strategic object. is it do to destroy and defeat isil. or is it to prop up the regime? and that's what they are coming to. first priority is to establish this [ inaudible ] for him, the alawite safe zone on the coast, and the second just hitting the
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isil vain. of course they will want to do that just to have some bargain and to be more -- to have more stronger in europe ukraine card for him, embargoes all kinds of things. but overall i think the campaign will fail in the future. >> but does russia's military backing of assad and his regime, does that mean that assad can stay on in power as long as russia gives that military support? >> i think so. we hear about this political transition, and i don't think assad will go through that. he will, i think be dividing serie as it goes to [ inaudible ] alawite safe zone on the coast, but not through political transition. the situation is [ inaudible ] black days is coming over syria, i think. and it's amazing. people ask for freedom from this dictator, and to be free of isil
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also, and we see bombing campaign against them. it's very strange. you know, the international norm, you know? >> one thing that interested me today was that the syrian state news agency did report that russian jets had supported syrian jets in targeting isil targets in palmyra, but the russian defense spokesman denied that. so they are not totally singing from the same-hymn sheet. they are not totally together on this. >> yes, that's what i hear on the news, i think. so to coordinate such a mission should be centralized. you should have the controlling agency control all of these flights over syria. you get different languages and communication, everybody, you know, doesn't know where to go sometimes, and in the sky -- i mean you should have air space management, controlled one,
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master plan for the attacks set out with the russian join the coalition? i doubt it very much. but having said that with the introduction of the russian naval ship, that has really established a no-fly zone over syria, and i think this will force everybody to coordinate anything in the future with the russians. >> we shall see. good to get your analysis. thanks so much for joining us. >> thanks so much for having me. >> bangladesh has increased security for foreigners following the killing of an italian aid worker and japanese farmer. the governments have been meeting to discuss the deaths. isil is being blamed for the attack on the italian citizen, and the group claims to have killed the japanese man on
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sunday. >> reporter: here in this compound, the bangladesh government briefed the diplomatic community about the security measures it is taking in the wake of the murders of two foreign nationals this past week. these murders have had foreigners spooked especially because of sports that the isil is claiming responsibility for these attacks. however, the bangladesh government have down played the suggestions after the briefing. they said there is no evidence that the islamic state is linked to these attacks. despite the fact that police have after the second murder arrested two people for distributing islamic state propaganda. in terms of security measures, very little new was mentioned. there is more police presence and the british high commissioner after the briefing said that he is satisfied with the safety measures the government is taking in the
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diplomatic enclave and in the rest of the country. however, there is not much that has been said in terms of perhaps the most important thing, which is the progress being made in finding those responsible for the two murders that have taken place already. still to come on the program, europe gives facebook a thumbs down over the way it sends data to the united states. the scientists who won this year's nobel physics prize for the so-called neutrino flip. and in sport, hong kong's football association is punished after its fans booed the national anthem. robin will have all of the details. ♪
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>> the money fell victim to the politics. >> they're more focused on getting jobs than our education. ♪ hello again, welcome back, and a reminder of the top stories on al jazeera. isil says it carried out a series of suicide attacks in the yemeni city of aden that killed 15 people. israel has announced the lifting of restrictions on
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muslim men in the al aqsa mosque compound. and the top u.s. commander in afghanistan has admitted the decision to bomb a hospital in kunduz was made by u.s. forces and not the afghans has previously claimed. 6,000 u.s. prisoners to be freed in the country's largest onetime release. the inmates from federal prisons across the u.s. will be freed between october 30th and november 2nd. most will go to halfway houses and home confinement before being put on supervised release. the move is part of an effort to reduce prison overcrowding. prisoners in brazil have been rioting and threatened to throw several hostages from the roof. they could be seen dragging
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hostages with bound wrists across the roof top. prison riots are a common occurrence in brazil. the international monetary fund says global economic growth this year will be at its lowest level since 2009 a year when most nations were in recession. the imf blames china's slowdown and downgrading its currency. nation's worst hit with brazil and russia. it is predicted their economies will shrink by 3% and 3.8% respectively. europe's highest court has struck down a transland take data deal used by companies like facebook to send personal data to the united states. the safe harbor agreement which was reached in 2000 was found
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too insufficiently guarantee the personal data of europeans. paul brennan explains. >> reporter: every day billions of dollars of electronic business is conducted between the united states and europe. legal contracts, personal data, commercial deals, and social media all supposedly protected by a transatlantic agreement called safe harbor. now, though, the european court of justice has decided that safe harbor can't be trusted. >> it impacts all aspects of business. personal data is essentially anything from which a living individual can be identified. so that's -- ranges from something as simple as an email signature block to details in a library database, for example. >> reporter: in 2013 edward snowden leaked classified documents revealing the sheer scale of the snooping by
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intelligence agencies in the u.s. that prompted this man to bring his case to the national court. whether it's a digital photograph that we put on our social media websites, credit card website, or multi-million dollar business deals. all of that data has to be stored on servers such as this. now under the safe harbor agreement, america promised to match the european unions privacy rules, but what is now acknowledged by the europe yoon court is that american's spy agencies routinely override and ignore european privacy rules. safe harbor is worthless. facebook insists he has done nothing wrong. it issued a statement saying:
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it includes such things such as model contracts, binding corporate rules or our own consent for data to be transmitted. or to make the u.s. spy agencies more accountable. >> if i get spied on by the nsa, there is no place to go in the u.s. so if the u.s. can reform their privacy act, so that either european citizens can have some rights of action, or that levels up the playing field across the atlantic. that is going to be enormously controversial in the u.s. >> reporter: under current rules companies face penalties running to 7-figures. this european ruling will spark
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a scramble to find new ways of doing business. paul brennan, al jazeera. scientists from japan and canada have jointly been awarded the nobel prize in physics. they won the award for making a major discovery about neutrinos, one of the tiniest particles in the universe. the pair are the 199th, and 200th people to take the prize since its inception in 1901. this man did early work on neutrinos. the particles are the building blocks of matter. he did his research a kilometer underneath a mountain in central jap pass. arthur mcdonald demonstrated
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that neutrinos change form. their work overturned the prevailing theory that neutrinos have no mass. that has forced physicists to reconsider the fundamental makeup of the universe. it has lead to new technology for the treatment of diseases like cancer. the japanese space agency has announced the winner of a competition to name an asteroid. the name comes from an ancient japanese story. the asteroid will be explored by a spacecraft which launched last december. the spacecraft is scheduled to arrive in mid-2018 after a three and a half year journey. it will spent 18 months examining the asteroid. one of the missions is to fire a high-speed explosive bullet at the surveys to create a crate
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for, from which the probe can collect fresh rock to bring back to earth. it will leave in 2019 and is due to return to earth by 2020. it is hoped to teach scientists more about how our own planet evolved. and for more on this, we're joined by the leading astronomer from chicago. i guess we should start by explaining what an asteroid is. >> an asteroid is a chunk of space rock. and they are leftovers from the formation of planets. they were the building blocks of what all of the rocky planets are made of, including earth. >> there will be the first explosive fired into an asteroid? >> this will be the first. it's not a huge bomb.
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the goal of course is to expose some fresh rock so that interior rock can be brought back to earth. >> [ inaudible ] interior rock and not just the exterior? >> indeed. the goal is to sample from a few different sites on the asteroid, to get a representative sampling from the materials. >> what exactly do we learn from asteroids? and how do they really help us back here on earth? >> they give us information that we really can't get in any other way. the rocks that you have on asteroids, the asteroids themselves were formed 4.6 billion years ago, at the very start of our own solar system, so if you want to find out what these materials were like, from which the planets were formed, you have to go to the asteroids to retrieve this
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material. asteroids in addition to being interesting scientifically, for makes purposes, they also carried the carbon-bearing material, so they carried the ingredients for life to earth. >> it will be quite sometime before we get these samples back here on earth, won't it? >> well, 2020. and it will be a very exciting time even leading up to then. >> the interesting thing about asteroids is we have all seen the sci-fi movies where the asteroids are threatening earth. how often do asteroids actually collide with earth and what damage do they do? >> it all depends on what size you are talking about. small asteroids hit the earth all the time. we see them as shooting stars in the sky. larger ones, they hit roughly 20 times a year, just randomly all
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over the world, and drmeet your rights toer this surface of the world. ones the size that hit russia two years ago, those hit randomly ever 40 to 60 years. >> and dinosaurs are thought to have been wiped out by an extremely large asteroid many, many years ago. that is the big one, isn't it? >> indeed. it was believed that was about six miles across. those hit only about every 100 million years or so. and what is good about the asteroid surveys we have been doing, is we found no asteroids of that size that are on a collision course, so the earth is safe at least for the next 100 years or so. >> that is really comforting to
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know. mark appreciate your time, fascinating. thank you. >> happy to be here. now we often hear about how the world natural resources, vegetation and creatures are disappearing, but it seems planet earth can still surprise us. the world wildlife fund has announced the discovery of over 200 species in the himalayas. >> reporter: the world wildlife fund says at least 211 new species have been discovered in the eastern himalayans alone, in the last six days. they include this guy. a fish that can breathe out of the water and survive on land for up to four days. and the spotted wren, which hides in dense forests. researchers only realized this was a new species when they
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checked its dna. this is the only frog species which has got this bright beautiful blue eyes. and what else have we got in a new banana, which no one knew about it. it's one of three which have been discovered. earlier i spoke to the curator of mammals after the museum of natural science at louisiana state university. his team discovered a new species of rat in indonesia. but he says he is no longer surprised when these new species are discovered. >> we had been doing field work at a high-elevation site where there's a lot of rain and moss. and after a few days of working there, we caught this very strange looking rat that we knew immediately was unique, never seen by scientists before. we preserve specimens in museum
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collections so they are available for research purposes not only for us, but for others, then we go through the scientific literature and through other museum collections and look for specimens that look like the sample. essentially we found there were none. so we described this as a new species. all right. robin will be here with all of the sport in a couple of minutes. there may have only been pride in this rugby world cup contest, but they certainly gave the crowd plenty to cheer about. ♪
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♪ hello again, it's estimated that global sports gambling is a $500 billion a year industry. but one particular kind of sporting gambling in the u.s. has come unger scrutiny. >> reporter: it's a wildly popular online sports betting company called draft kings. television commercials temp sports fans with a chance to win big money in american football. >> every knows draft kings makes more millionaires than anyone else. >> fans pay an online entry fee anywhere from $1 to $1,000 to join a pool. fans pick players, assembly a imaginary team, and then win or lose based on how well the players perform each week. lots of money is involved, it's
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a $2.5 billion a year industry, and expected to grow to $14 billion by 2020, but fantasy sports leagues now face a big scandal after occasions that an employee from draft kings won hundreds of thousands of dollars betting on american football with a rival company allegedly based on information not available to the public. it is being called a case akin to insider training or cheater. >> when you play poker you figure nobody else has access to see your cards. that's what is at question here. what data do people have access to? >> reporter: fan duel the other major company, and draft kings issued a joint statement that said, quote: but both companies have put a ban on employees participating in online fantasy sports
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contests, while internal investigations continue. in america unlike casino gambling or online poker, fantasy sports betting leagues are not regulated by federal law. the latest controversy has many reassessing if they should be. >> they are basically trusting draft king and fan duel to run the games themselves. there's no government other sight. and that's why people want answers about what is going on. >> reporter: fantasy sports fans expecting to be betting on a level playing field, now wondering if that doesn't fantasy in itself. gabriel elizondo, al jazeera, new york. never mind fantasy sport let's get the real thing now with robin in doha. >> thank you very much. one of the can -- candidates for fifa president is facing a
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15-year suspension. he says he is being investigated by fifa's ethics committee over alleged breaches during south korea's failed bid for the 2022 world cup. he denies any wrongdoing, and accuses fifa as acting as a hit manor blatter. >> translator: ultimately i will be vindicated and strive to per vail. but if the ethics committee uses such tactics, i think justice will not be served at this hearing, and there is a possibility that my candidacy will be jeopardized. if we consider this case objectively, the true danger is that they won't stop at sabotaging my candidacy, but also destroying fifa's presidential election and fifa itself. the hong kong football association has been fined $5,000 by fifa after fans booed
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the chinese national anthem. it happened last month. football's governing body has previously warned the hong kong fa over the instances of booing. the anthem has been shared by china and hong kong since it became a colony. without sim -- zimbabwe, the government is promising to intervene. >> reporter: football fans in zimbabwe condition believe this is happening. fifa says the warriors cannot take part in the world cup qualifying stages because the association owes a former coach more than $60,000 in unpaid salaries. it is also facing financial difficulties. for fans football or soccer as
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it is called here, is in trouble. >> zimbabwe is a soccer-loving country. we eat, drink, and sleep soccer. this zimbabwe football association, we [ inaudible ] in zimbabwe there is a battle. >> reporter: zimbabwe has never won a world cup, in fact no team has ever made it to the finals, but for supporters just seeing their team play is a matter of pride. >> [ inaudible ] they don't know me. but i just wanted to see our players playing there. >> reporter: allegations of corruption, including pocketing money from games, and failing to account for missing funds has left the association in crisis. the president has been fired. there's now a new sports minister, but most know it could take a long time to fix what has gone wrong. government firms say they are
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appealing the suspension, but fifa has strict rules against political interveer fans. >> the government does not wanting to interveer. the government would like at a policy level to advise those that are in charge of running football to do things right. we need to mobilize fifa so that we walk alongside each other as far as these issues are concerned. >> reporter: fans say they miss the good old days. >> where players would get paid on time. but it doesn't happen anymore. there is always scandals. >> reporter: they feel scandals and corruption have tarnished the game and embarrassed the country. rugby players have staged one of these finest comebacks at the world cup to upset canada. the win, though, inconsequent l inconsequential, because both sides have been knocked out. mark explains. >> reporter: after trailing the
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entire match, the pressure to kick this penalty with only minutes left at the stadium was a [ inaudible ] and when the final whistle blew moments later, the celebration summed up what it meant to see this game and a chance to go to the next tournament. >> it just gives us the opportunity, as i keep saying to kin two games and qualify automatically for japan. it gives romania an opportunity to be able to develop and progress for four years. >> reporter: canada started strongly, and their willingness to spread the ball was rewarded with coring the match's first try. and when this player scored a great individual try, it looked like canada would run away with the match. but with the contrasting physical style romania began to
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dominate and fought their way back into the match with two tries from number 8. they made the most of canada having a player in the sin bin, and romania were only one point behind, and that's when this player clenched the last gasp. >> pretty disappointing. you were up 15, and then in the second half, we did some naive things in that last 30 minutes. >> reporter: tuesday's other match was [ inaudible ]. and while uruguay scored their first world cup try in 10 years, [ inaudible ] easily won with 7 tries of their own. raphael nadal was forced to
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work for his win. two former world number 1s also went head to head on tuesday. powering to a straight set win over venus williams in this second-round contest. she'll face two-time champion next. the mlb post season gets underway in a little over two hours from now, when the houston rockets visit the new york yankees. this isn't the series. it's just a one-off game. practicing at yankee stadium, they haven't reached the playoffs since 2005. that's your sport, back to felicity in london. >> thanks very much indeed for that. you can find much more sport over on our website and plenty of news as well. the address is, and that's it for me. felicity barr, and the news hour team, but don't go far away. i'm back with more in a couple
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