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>> hello, this is the news hour live from london. coming up in the next 60 minutes: a sign of russia's military reach as it fires missiles into syria from the caspian sea. students fight with israeli forces in ramallah, and the rising tensions across the occupied west bank. the u.s. president apologizes to doctors without borders for
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the airstrikes on a hospital in afghanistan. inside of a glowing black market, how european criminals are trying to help groups build diverty bombs. >> it's said to be suspended, and that's not the only trouble facing the most powerful man. [ unintelligible ]. >> one of the presidential rivals says that he's planning to sue the outgoing boss for embezzlement. coming up. >> russia has significantly wrapped up it's bombardments in syria, launching missiles into the war-torn country from warships in the caspian sea. 26 missiles were fired, and their tarts were held by the
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islamic state group lav ant. and meanwhile, an offensive on the russian air cover. but they're targeting rebel fighters and not isil. peter sharp begins our coverage from moscow. >> reporter: in the caspian see, 1200 kilometers from the fighting, russia opened up in the caspian sea. the missiles were launched without warning by russia's powerful caspian sea flotilla. the images were quickly broadcast on russian state television. the targets were well within reach. russia said that it obtained permission from i were an and iraq to fly over their
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territory to fly the missiles to their parking lots. parkintargets.russia's defense r briefed the president on the strike. >> we launched 27 cruise missiles to 11 targets. the strike was totally unexpected and it does beg the question as to why russia would target isil positions 1200 kilometers away when it's got a large fighter bomb force on the ground in syria carrying out daily strikes against isil. well, it would go to remind the west of russia's military reach in this conflict. and in rome, secretary of defense, ash carter. >> i said before that we believe that russia has the
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wrong strategy. they continue to hit targets that are not isil and we believe it's a fundamental mistake. we have not agreed to cooperate with russia, so long as they continue the strategy and hit these tarts. >> a bitter point for president putin, who hoped that the u.s. would join his coalition against isil. aljazeera, moscow. >> well, this could be the first time that russia has used these types of missiles in conflict. let's take a closer look at their capabilities. they have a range of up to 2,000 kilometers, and they can be fired from ships and submarines, and they are reportedly able to it carry nuclear, as well as conventional warheads. and when they get close to the target, they can fly at supersonic speeds, and it makes emdifficult, in noem -- them dit
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impossible to shoot down. >> aircraft over syria, and we have more details about that. standing by for us in washington d.c., so there's growing concern, isn't there, ross, about what russia is doing in syria, and the collision between the u.s. and russia. >> that's right, and they are making certain that the aircraft and the russian aircraft don't get into each other's way and have some sort incident that could lead to a larger confrontation over syria. now, what happened sometime in the past week, according to the pentagon officials, the u.s. aircraft had to change its flight path, because suddenly russian aircraft were too close to it. and that's because the americans didn't know that the
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russians were going to be wherever this particular aircraft happened to be. so while they're saying that there was at least one confirmed incident, they're implying that this is happening several times, so what they want, barbara, is to get to the discussion on trying to make sure that the russians and the americans aren't playing in the same airspace so that something more disastrous didn't happen. >> roz, thank you. and joining us live, from california, nicholai, the senior fellow, and thank you for joining us on aljazeera, and we were hearing from rosalind jordan that basically, there's no coordination at all between the u.s. and the russians when it comes to flying over syria. so in light of that, what do you think the significance is that the russians are using these calibrated missiles that
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can fly for over 2,000 kilometers? >> well, i think that it's very significant. and i do not think that the significance of the missiles is really limited to the syrian situation, to the ongoing crisis. it's a much broader message, and it's a result of at least 15 years of efforts to build up a very significant long-range conventional capability. i think that moscow is primarily, this is the first use of these weapons. >> did you find it strange that considering that the russians have fighter bombers on the ground that are carrying out strikes in syria, they choose to attack from the caspian seas, 1,500 kilometers away from four ships, and do you think that it was a symbolic
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gesture most of all? >> well, why shouldn't they use these missiles? but i think, yes, first of all, it's a test of the new capabilities in the situation. and second, it's a message, and the message to the middle east and to you'r you're asia as a w. and to the united states. for 45 years, the united states was the only country that had that capability. so tonight, moscow sent the message that it's the second country with the same capability. and i think it's extremely significant. yes, they could have probably used their craft, i guess that's no problem where them,
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but they really needed to send that message. >> yeah, the russian caliber long-range cruise missile, pretty much equivalent to the u.s. cruise missiles. >> yes, exactly. >> but focusing now on the targets in syria, and we're hearing from other groups that are opposed to the syrian government. and what do we know about the actually coordination of these attacks, beyond just russia and syria, but eventually in iraq and iran as well? eye. yes, judge big the situation, the targets for these and i would imagine that the russians acquired the targets from iraq
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and iran, and not damascus, and most likely, that was done through a coordination center established, about a week ago or ten days ago, and it's the first time that we have seen the results of that coordination. >> nicholai, senior fellow for the james martin center from california. thank you, sir for your time. >> well, witnesses inside of syria say the russian airstrikes have destroyed the main weapons depo. and we have that side of the story from beirut. >> reporter: a new phase in russia's military intervention in syria. for the past week, roscoe has been targeting the opposition from the air, and now that air support is being used for a
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counter offensive on the ground. areas are coming under fire. this is for control of an important corner over western syria, strategically situated on the main highway between damascus and he aleppo, and it seems that the government has informed the residents of the planned assault. >> also the syrian regime threatened to invade the town, and it's now empty of civilians, and only the rebels remain. >> reporter: people started fleeing on tuesday. tens of thousands live in the town, and it's unclear how many of them already left. but the rebel factions in the region are promising to fight back. >> we will defend our land,. >> waking thing the defenses of the opposition and front line areas surrounding the government stronghold in the
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west. they stopped the rebel advances in the region, and now they're helping the army recapture territory. >> the immediate objective is becoming clear. to change the balance of power on the ground. aljazeera, beirut. >> tensions remain high between the israelis and the palestinians, with three reported stabbings on wednesday, and an increase in violence across israel and the occupied west bank. this is the scene where the students in ramallah fought with the israeli forces. one man was killed and several others were injured. across the occupied west bank, they have seen five palestinians killed since the beginning of the month, and four israelis have also died. we have more from ramallah. >> there were clashes in several areas around the west bank, in jericho, and hebron, and one of the protesters died. and here where the students
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from the university called for a day of rage. the classes lasted for several hours with the israeli forces using once again live ammunition to push back the protesters, and this has been going on for several days, and there's one figure that really stands out at this stage, and that's the number of wounded. according to both the red crescent and the palestinian health ministry, since october 3rd, 1,642 palestinians are were wounded. and among them, you have about 260 that were hit by live ammunition, and 650 that were wounded because of rubber coated bullets. that's the idea of the amount of force that the israeli soldiers have been using to push back the protesters and to confront them. >> you're watching the news hour, and here's some of what's still ahead.
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historic proportions, the leaders of germany and france join forces in parliament to deal with the unity of the refugee crisis. and also, a boost for peace in ukraine, weapons are withdrawn, and so can it come last? and in sports, we have the latest from the rugby world cup where south africa has reached to the stages, and we don't know yet who their final opponents will be. >> suspended by the ethics committee of football's governing body. fifa has been plagued by scandals, and on wednesday, they were locked in talks about his future. he said that he was not told of
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any action taken by the committee. joining us from washington d.c., david being larkin, an international ports attorney, and the codirector of change fifa, which aims to make the sport's governing body more accountable. thank you for joining us on aljazeera, and really, the final scandal about fifa exploded in april or may, so it's surprising that the ethics committee may be thinking of sacking blatter now, and what do you make of it? >> well, i think it's an interesting development if true. because this is an ethics committee that historically has been rather atrocious. it has been very kind to incumbent leaders, and particularly challenge for quite some time. so it could be a very revolutionary act if it's true. >> but wha what do you think wod be behind this?
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mr. blatter, vulnerable and serious questions to answer at this junker, and i think this is a natural consequence of that. >> it has been months since they said, can he stay on until the election, and do you think that there's a clear successor in case he was to stand down before february? >> i think that's a good question. fatini seems to be the natural successor, and we raise questions about him. and what we have is an organization that at this point
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is in major crisis, that's sort of imploding on itself. and i think when you have the president and the leading contender now in clearly in public relations, if not more trouble, i think that up an organization that has very big problems, and it has basically a crisis in leadership at this junker. >> we'll have to wait to see over the next day or two to see if blatter does step down, but you are part of the group, so i'm sure that you have more ideas,. >> it's a task, and i think that we have learned across the western world what transparency looks like in government. and that's a town hall, where it has open votes, that has -- that the public can make comments and suggestions, so we
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have ideas, and anything less is unacceptable. >> david larkin, we're going to have to leave it there, the international sports attorney of change fifa, and thank you so much for sharing your views with us. >> run by the medical charity in northern afghanistan. the organization is investigating saturday's attack, which deals with 22 patients and medical staff. doctors without borders has described it as a war crime. and meanwhile, the government offensive to recapture kunduz, they have now regained control of the main square. we have this update from kunduz. >> the zee is now quiet, but
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the two sides are not far from each other. the taliban and the government forces are a few hundred meters from each other, taking up position. civilians are doing some shopping. it has been almost ten days with no food or water, stuck in their homes, no electricity. and some are leaving the area. we caught a couple of residents of kunduz, and they said they don't have faith in the security forces anymore. that the area is going to be cleared soon from the taliban, and they believe that the fighting is going to continue for sometime now. we talked with the afghan security forces and asked them why they're going so slow. and is there a lack of capability? the afghan security officials are telling us here that one, they have lack of leadership.
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and lack for -- and then they're saying that the second reason is that the taliban are hiding in the residential area. afghan security forces are giving it a hard push, and it might cause a heavy civilian casualty, and that's why they're going so slow. >> as the fighting continues, thousands of afghans have been forced to flee the city in search of safety, we have the story. >> children fled kunduz, but they left behind a father and a husband. he's a policeman in kunduz, who was in contact with his family until a few days ago, and having been through so much, they thought that the ordeal was over. >> when the fighting began on the 5th day, it was 4 a.m., and we walked for miles from the city, across dead bodies. there were lots of dead bodies. we had no money with us, and we
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could not afford to hire a car. we gave our gold earrings to the drivers to bring us to kabul. and i spent 11 days on the streets with my children. >> private donors are stepping in to provide much-needed help. >> this is our country, and afghanistan is a united country. like a human body, if a single organ of the body is in pain, the whole body feels the pain. whether it's north or south, we do not differentiate. they are our brothers, and it's our duty to help the families who have suffered. >> reporter: the help is nowhere near enough. the afghan government said that at least 8,000 families are reg and displaced across afghanistan. a local mp said that the figure could be much higher >higher. >> it's not clear to us how many people have been displaced. but up to 85% of the people of
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kunduz have left to different provinces, the government has done nothing, and thousands of people have arrived in kabul with no food or water, and the government doesn't provide them with shelter. >> kunduz has been at the center of the push and pull fight with the afghan security forces and the tall began fighters. both sides say that they have made gain and the other is losing, but what is clear, the humanitarian crisis grows by the day. >> police say that they have broken um an international criminal ring, which they accuse of trafficking refugees through greece. hundreds of fake i.d.s and documents were seized on sunday. and those detained came from pakistan, egypt, syria and iraq, and police say the alleged smugglers traveled from turkey to the greek island. and onwards to macedonia or
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italy. and a refugee crisis has been among the issues dominating the parliament. the french president, hollande, gave a joint address, dealing with the unity. reporting now from the european parliament in strasbourg. >> if ever there was a rallying cry for europe, here it is. when chancellor merkel arrived, they face a continent beset by challenges. the lingering affect of the greek death but it's the humanitarian crisis, the arrival of nearly half a million refugees in europe has created rifts between the countries who are willing and aim to help and those who want to keep them out. in the mediterranean, the eu warships have begun patrolling the waters, and they hope that the joint task force will help.
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3,000 people have died trying to make the crossing this year. romania and hungary and slovakia are objected but president merkel has asked them to rise to the challenge. >> with each crisis, we have to live not dominated by fear. and nevertheless, there's a temptation to retreat into the shell each time there's a crisis. nothing is more invein than to turn inwards. >> the german chancellor asked them to believe. >> we must not fall prey in these motels, we must, to the contrary, act together. and it's precisely now that we need europe more than ever before, the cohesion and the courage that europe has always
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shown in the fast. >> but as the two leaders pressed for greater solidarity between the states and the refugees, it became apparent that behind closed it doors, they were planning to deport thousands of failed asylum seekers back to their country. people without the proper paperwork and many of them economic migrants from the african countries. the last time that they gave an address to the parliament was weeks ago, after the fall of the berlin wall, and now does it about overcoming challenges and holding on to what europe has, an unparalleled cooperation, at a time of unparalleled strained. aljazeera, strasbourg. >> much more to come here on aljazeera, including one of the world's biggest diamond
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producers. the discovery that the gems are not so precious anymore. we have a report from boats wan botswana. >> coming up, we find out how families are trying to save their sons from death row. into alleged wrongdoing.
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>> time for the headlines. russia has fired on syria from the caspian sea. it's said that they were associated with isil. and tensions in israel following reports of a number of stabbings. in one incident, stabbing an israel attacker to death outside of a mosque. and blatterould face suspension, following recommendation from the ethics
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committee. blatter is being questioned as part of an investigation into criminal mismanagement. poroshenko says that a real truce has finally begun with separatist fighters in the country's east. but he was quick to add that the war is not over yet. the remarks saying that the breakaway regions, had they gone ahead, the polls could have derailed to end the conflict between the ukrainian government and the separatists, a conflict that has so far claimed 8,000 lives. both have been drawing weaponry from the front lines, in a negotiation with russia, france and germany. >> the decision to cancel the
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elections on the 15th and october 1st said that fake elections were held and the peace process was stopped. they showed that we can, we are able to, and we will act teske not effectively. let's speak now to andrew from new york city, the united nations representative for the ukrainian world congress, which helps to support ukrainians at home and abroad. and thank you for joining us here on aljazeera. so first of all, what do you think of ukrainian's president, poroshenko and do you echo those feelings? >> the president's speech was preceded 48 hours after injury on the front line. and that, in my mind, was when they started talking about this. but it was undercut by four ukrainian soldiers, deeply
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injured by tank missiles on their positions today. there's still conflict that's there ukraine, and donetsk, and unfortunately, while we're talking about deescalation, it was small caliber, that's any munitions smaller than 100 millimeters, and that's currently being taken, and in donetsk, where most of the heavy fighting has been, those forces refuse on the russian side to move the weapons, and they're giving them two weeks from now to withdraw their weapons. so it's not a full withdrawal, but he's optimistic, and we have 48 hours of no injuries, and they will continue a little bit longer, but it's undercut by another attack on the ukrainian forces. >> they're pulling back on
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october 14th, and you mentioned this attack in the last four hours which did happen after and the president made his statement, but we have seen in the past, and go you not think that there has been any concrete set toward a truce, as poroshenko puts it? >> the entire purpose of the attack in the ukraine was the reforms to stop the ukrainian government. and as far as what they asked for, putin will not rest until he has control over ukraine again, and to that end, even with the minimum withdrawal of small caliber weaponry, that's the bare minimum that he agreed to, and that's not even
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covering the military installations that were newly built between the regions, as well as the major installation just outside of the ukrainian border, which is going to be devoted to fighting nato forces, the training of russian troops. >> we have of course seen since september, the russian military involvement in syria, direct involvement, and what impact do you think that's going to have on the situation in ukraine? >> well, two he fold, one being that some of the early special forces, the ones that were introduced into crimea, and the other into donetsk, those are operating in syria, so some of the special forces have been moved over, and that does not mean that there's a dim inition of the russian forces in ukraine, there are several thousand forces in ukraine
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currently. and they're not being airlifted to syria. but however, the other long-term strategy is seeing the other resources for this eight conflict that he's involved in, and the key thing there is, putin has been supplying a lot of armaments for eastern ukraine, but they have been supplying the heavy narcotics in ukraine that has been supplying -- and that's why they involve getting open access to the areas, and that has not yet come. >> andre speaking to us from new york city, and the ukrainian world congress. sir, thank you. police in the eastern european country of muldova said that they have stopped gangs from selling nuclear
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materials to armed groups in the middle east. and the criminal organizations are driving the black market. we have more. >> he was no ordinary target, an armed muldova police are taking no chances. as they move in to apprehend a man in the network, and this is what they have been looking for. a sample of radioactive in a dirty bomb. the seller said one of the suspected middle men with a stash sold to isil. it is a case which has exposed muldova as the hart of the nuclear materials, operating illegally in an impoverished part of eastern europe. in the past five years, muldova
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police, in conjunction with the fbi, have sold nuclear materials. posing as gangsters, they reached out to the network's middle men, and when they raided the home of former kgb informants, they found blueprints on how to build a dirty bomb. >> they can make one of the dirty bombs, you know? have you heard of such a thing? the radiation would be high with the spread of material over the territory. >> but this was all part of a sting. he believes when he went to pick up hundreds of thousands of dollars, it had come from a genuine buyer, but the police were about to pounce, and the substances that the police discovered during their investigations were potentially dangerous in the wrong hands. >> these types of materials you can not use for nuclear bombs. but what you can produce, the
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so-called dirty bomb, which is dangerous, even if it was uranium smuggled, it was slightly less, because it's not active. >> mul monthly they say that iny and dangerous world, it still exists. emma hay word, aljazeera. >> police in belgium have been fighting protesters after marches by the trade unions got out of hand. the end of the demonstrations, with demonstrators confronting the police. the prime minister.
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11 million, it will begin in january when the offending decembering engines will be returned to the factory to have their illegal software changed. india's president has called for more tolerance and unity in his country, following the outrage of killing a muslim man for allegedly eating beef. mohamed was killed in his home by a mob who beat him to death with bricks and stones. the cow is a sacred animal in hinduism, and there's a state-wide ban on its slaughter. the killer of a provincial governor in pakistan. the taliban attacked a school,
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killing 132 students, and now the people are trying to get justice. >> reporter: despite the death threats, he volunteers for a job too others want. mediating between families that hate each other. sometimes their disputes have festered for decades. >> from the moment that the government decides to hang people, our work increased by 60 to 70%. they wanted to negotiate. and many were in jail and the order to hang them. time was ticking. >> reporter: every meeting starts the same way, with a hug. these men have been feuding with their neighbor for 23 years. the disagreement started over a pond. one family wanted to fish in it. and the other wanted to swim. 25 people have been killed since then. >> from my heart, i don't want it anymore.
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we made an agreement once, but again the killing started. we have to find a way to mediate or we'll destroy ourselves. >> these types of mediations are critical to ending disputes between families. if they went to court, they would get a verdict. but the war and the hatred between the families would continue. so these jergas are the only way to end the fighting once and for all. he manages to get both sides to compromise. his intervention has saved 45 people from death row this year. >> we appreciate the government's help. they are truly implementing the punishment so people are starting to patch things up and solve their problems. >> reporter: if the mediator gets both sides to reach an agreement, it's submitted to the courts, the case is withdrawn, and anyone involved in the dispute who is in prison or death row is freed. without a deal, the revenge killings could continue for generations.
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sometimes reaching an agreement can be costly. this man's son is facing execution for murder. he has agreed to pay $40,000 to the victim's family to save his son. >> before they were enemies, and they wouldn't negotiate, and now they're starting tribal councils because of fear of execution. they will reach an agreement at any cost. >> another life has been spared. time to celebrate with a rise. with 8,000 pakistan he's on death row, he's busy. his condemned clients know now is the time to compromise if they want to avoid the hangman's noose. aljazeera, in northwest pakistan. >> a series of attacks in the northeast has killed at least 18 people.
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it happened on wednesday, and eight others have been. they call themselves the working poor. south africans who have a full-time job, but still struggle to make enough money to make ends meet. but as we report from johannesburg, they're taking to the streets to demand a national minimum wage. these protesters say a national minimum wage of between 330 and $440 a month would mean dignity for all workers, minus the municipal staff and the machinists from the clothing industry, they're all here. >> enough is enough. we want to ensure that every worker has something. >> reporter: a recent study by the university of capetown revealed that there are 5 and a half million working poor in south africa.
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workers employed full-time still can't cover all of their family's needs. people like tina mcquinna, she works 35 hours a week as a cleaner, but her pay is $88 a month. she lives in a shack and manages to put some of her salary, $37 a month into a community scheme. electricity and rent soak up the remaining $21 she never has spare cash. >> how am i going to survive? at the end of the day, we're looking at food. >> there are industries in south africa that have a set minimum wage, but they're rarely enforced, leaving them vulnerable. instead of a national minimum wage, they say that government should be making it easier for
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businesses to grow and create more jobs. >> the biggest is not community property, but unemployment. >> [ unintelligible ] are unemployment. and the lowest paid workers are being exploited, and the national minimum wage would lift millions of people out of poverty. if the government can't create more jobs, or the conditions for businesses to do so, south african is expected to continue to suffer from high unemployment. and from what these workers say is modern say slave wages. >> the three west african nations at the heart of the ebola epidemic have had their first week without a new infection since march of last year. the world's largest ever outbreak in guinea, liberia and serra leon, killed 5,000 people. and the warning is that the disease could breakout again.
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diamonds are central to the economy of botswana, but a global supply of the precious stones is hitting the mining industry. the sales are falling and thousands of people are losing their jobs. >> reporter: botswana's bread and butter. diamonds contribute to 70% of its exported income, but with too many on the market, sales are down, and so aren't prices. >> it's a challenging period for everybody in the pipeline, us as well, the manufacturers and the retailers. as i say, that imbalance will pull through, and we're working very hard to ensure that consumers still desire diamonds. >> reporter: sales reached $80 billion for the first time last year, but this year's economic uncertainty in many countries, and a slowdown in growth in china are damaging
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the industry. de beers, the largest company said that they had a 20% drop in sales in the last year. >> we have $3 billion invested in future projects. >> but botswana and other countries which cut and polish diamonds, two companies have completely shut down, with many others cutting back production, but diamond suppliers hope that this year's christmas period will help them recover many. >> mine and salt diamonds, and now it's trying to improve the skills of its workforce so they can cut and polish the precious stones. >> it's the life blood of the economy of botswana, not only in the diamond industry, but thinking about people in the government employees, and people in hospitality, or education. >> the trade union also says that diamonds need to be
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marketed differently to appeal to younger buyers. the executives at polishing factories are urging government leaders to make concessions. >> if they want to buy diamonds, and get them out of the country completely. they wanted us to see if we could have services for the diamonds. all sorts of things. those which we have. >> botswana has cut their export to almost half, and many say that it's a wake-up call for botswana, to diversify in an economy heavily relying on a single commodity, which looks like it's losing it's sparkle. >> inmates at a prison in southern brazil have ended a 24-hour uprising in which prisoners were injured.
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after the authorities agreed to review a list of their demands. the prisoners are requesting conjugal visits, and better food and living conditions. inmates armed with knives held other prisoners hostage. one of the world's most active volcanoes is once again erupting. producing a spectacular show for onlookers in southern mexico. these were the scenes a few hours ago. ash shooting 2 and a half kilometers into the sky. the cloud from two eruptions obscured the sky in the capital, mexico city. amazing. now, sport is coming up. and a better day in beijing for rafael.
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>> as you've been hearing on the program, testifia's president, blatter, is said to be suspended. meeting in zurich, and the 90 day provisional suspension is expected to be ratified on thursday. if he's suspended -- will take over the presidential duties. blatter is the target of an investigation by swiss prosecutors into criminal mismanagement. placing him in the presidential elections, and he's being questioned over payment in 2011.
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june is also facing a suspension of an ethics breach, and he's planning to sue blatter for embezzlement. >> [ unintelligible ] for blatter to get paid without approval. embezzlement. that is why i plan to sue mr. blatter for his embezzlement." even after announcing his resignation, mr. blatter would like to stay onto oversee the reforms in the next presidential election. the target of reform, mr. blatter, should not be allowed to oversea the reform process.
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mr. blatter is a hypocrite and a liar. >> they can't decide where it should be held. the match next tuesday had to be rescheduled to a place in the west bank, but the saudis have refused to play because of unusual circumstances. they would have to travel through checkpoints to play. and palestine said that moving the match would deprive them of playing at home. members of fifa, washed up -- [ unintelligible ] on thursday in juba. the first leg, qualified for the first point ever won in world cup competition. kenya [ unintelligible ] 26
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teams will play with the two legs, and the winners will advance to the second round. at the world cup in south africa, in the united states, a victory that has secured a place. >> reporter: fans would have felt every right for their team, until their display at olympic park in london, and it was their sprinter. three tries, the rugby world cup record. >> he was at his best. and making it possible, but i'm so proud of him, not just as a player, but a human being as well. >> competed in the first half
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of the thrash. a 14-0 halftime lead, but the spring box ran in another 8. the 64-0 win, australia or wales. >> you can't afford to make mistakes in the games, and the great thing, we have made slight changes in the game plan, and back to what suits us. it will be on the day, and doesn't matter what happened before. just on the day. >> the other match on wednesday was a clash between georgia and nam nibbya. with it already over, georgia hopes to keep their chances alive with japan.
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and. >> nadal, in his opening match against the former -- of china. in the counsel in 2005, the winner -- of canada, 7-6, 6-4, and the advances will face --. >> i'm happy to have the break at the right moment. very good. so it will start for me to have breaks. and i play with my serve, and i'm glad that i'm retiring. just to be here for the finals here in beijing, it's good for me. >> the new york yankees are
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out of major league baseball's postseason. they lost 3-0 to the houston astros in the wildcard playoff on tuesday. the yankees have gone from averaging 104 games to clenching the american league division team. back to you. >> the world of fashion is always hunting to the nexting big thing, and perhaps these it designs will be the new look. that's certainly what five young iraqi designers are hoping after showcasing their creation in basrah. it's the first time since the 1970s that a fashion show of its kind have been held there. they want to export iraqi fashion all over the world. that's all for now, bye-bye.
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