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>> coming up. >> these violations of turkish air space are unacceptable. >> nato denounces russia's actions in syria and vows to defend its allies. attacks in jerusalem and tel aviv heightened tensions across israel. yemen's hospitals are overwhelmed as the war drags on. >> we have all the days sports
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including world football body fifa presses ahead for president to replace sepp blatter, as he and other top officials are suspected of corruption. >> breaking news, u.s. officials say russia four russian missiles have crashed in iran. they were bound for targeted in syria. we'll have more on that throughout this hour. forces backed by more russian airstrikes are on the offensive against rebel fighters. we have reports from neighboring lebanon. >> the syrian army is on the offensive. reinforcements have been sent to the front line to the northern countryside of haha province. it is a coordinated assault. involving both the syrian and russian armies against
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opposition forces. russian military providing air cover as government g. >> today forces began a wide-ranging attack with the aim of eliminating the terrorist groups. >> another rebel brigade showed its fighters returning from the battleground with the tank captured from the syrian army. >> we have reached an agreement with all the groups to set up
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joint positions, and all groups are ready to follow our orders. >> different opposition groups operate in the hama countryside. they may share the goal of toppling the government, but they don't share the same ideology. they have put their differences aside in what they're calling as a battle against opposition. they're forcing more syrians from their homes. tens of thousands are living in makeshift shelters against the opposition controlled north. >> the area lies between idlib, hama and latakia. before russia's intervention the opposition was advancing to that area. >> russian military intervention has strengthened the syrian government position both politically and militarily. but this coordinated ground offensive will be the first test of whether it can reverse recent
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losses and eventually lead to political concessions. al jazeera, beirut. >> well, more now on the reports that several of the long-range cruise missiles landed instead in iran. two officials being quoted by various news agencies say it's unclear if the errant missiles caused any damage. one of the missiles was crosse cross counted as four. it made no mention of any missiles during the stray. as the fighting intensifies on the ground and in the air, nato members in brussels, the group is described the involvement as a troubling escalation. turkey's elimination and russian
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planes twice breached it's air space. they say that russian involvement is not helpful. >> i call on russia to play a constructive role in the fight against isil. but russian actions and the support to the regime are not helpful. the recent violations of turkish air space are unacceptable. they may continue to follow the developments closely, and we stand in strong solidarity with turkey. a political solution to the crisis in syria is more needed than ever. and nato supports the efforts by the u.n. and others to try to find a political solution to the crisis. >> rory challands has been following events in moscow.
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has there been discussion about the missiles potentially going astray in iran? >> well, basically yesterday was vladimir putin's birthday. he did two public events. one was playing ice hockey in which he scores a few goals. the other one was sitting down with defense ministers, where they announced that the russia had deployed a number of cruise missiles from ships in the caspian sea. they had flown over iran and iraq, and struck targets inside syria. now, the the americans have waited a day after vladimir putin's birthday to say that they believe four of those missiles reached syria, that they crashed somewhere in iran. now the americans are saying it is possible that these crash damage on the ground of course,
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the russians are not admitting to anything like this at the moment. the defense ministry is declining to comment on what the americans have been saying. it is, of course, worth saying that for the united states it was taken off guard by these cruise missiles deployments yesterday. they said it was done without warning. it was a sign of unprofessional behavior by the russian military, and they weren't very happy. for them to find some way of saying that these cruise missiles weren't as reliable as the russians might have believed would have caused the americans to fall back some kind of initiative from what has been slightly embarrassing. >> rory challands. we apologize for the break up of the line.
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>> tensions are high after a series of standings in front of the latest violence. hours earlier in tel aviv an attacker was shot dead after attacking people with a screw driver. prime minister benjamin netanyahu said that israel will take strong steps against those who insight violence. >> in each case the police were quickly on the scene, but they're unable to predict when or where the next random attacks will take place. the first in this latest series of attacks were in or around the sold city. but in the past two days they have occurred in separate israeli towns. and police say dealing with these uncoordinated and random attacks pose as major challenge. >> we are talking about lone
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wolf attacks. these incidents are very complicated, and a lot of skill and capability is needed to handle it. >> here visiting one of the israeli wounded, the israeli prime minister has called on the public not to panic and expressed his fullest support to the police. >> the goal of terrorists is to plant fear. the first step to fight this is to show personal and national strength. we'll get over this with steadfastness and unity. >> the palestinian president had this reaction to the latest stabbing. >> we don't attack anyone, and we want them to stop attacking bus. we support those who go to the al aqsa mosque. we tell the government to stay away from our holy places. we want peace, and our hands
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will be extended for peace regardless of what is happening to us. >> demonstrations in jerusalem do little to reduce tension, and there is still widespread palestinian perception that israel is intent of taking greater control of the al aqsa mosque compound. >> there is a lot of anger of what israel is doing at al aqsa. it should be respected as a mosque. >> and contributing to what is the general mood of anger and frustrations are demonstrators on the israeli right. many gathering outside of the prime minister's home to demand that he take even stronger action, and some threatening from taking action themselves. >> despite appeals, tensions are rising, there have been clashes
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between israeli security forces. we have this report from ramallah on what is driving the unrest. >> the frustration is boiling over. young palestinians many in their teens threw rocks sometimes petro bombs. israel's retaliation goes from tear gas to bullets. the palestinian crowds will has israeli infiltrators, such as these four masked pen who are among those protesting in ramallah on wednesday. one of them was even carrying a flag of him mas flag of hamas. then they pulled out pistols and attacked. this young man won't tell us his name for his own security but says he's an engineering student.
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>> these days this is more important to take part in the clashes. >> there are several flas flash--clash points where clashes erupt on a daily basis. this is creating anxiety of many people here who wonder how long the tensions will last and if they could evolve into something bigger. >> working in a shop just a few blocks away from the checkpoint. he spends most of his day watching the fighting from afar. >> i don't join any more because it's useless. but i support them. when i was younger i was feisty. now i know i might get wounded or killed. but that's it. what is the solution? the youth are upset about what is happening at al aqsa compound. we learned that they did nothing. >> for those on the front line
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agitations and protest are essential. the. >> our generation has more energy than the older ones. we're tired and disillusioned. we have to believe what what was taken by force was taken by force. if we don't have a plan, we will get nothing out of it. just another catastrophe. this will benefit our enemy. >> many of the protesters were born after the as low accords were signed in 1994. presentlyish the president warned he could withdraw from the agreement. many palestinians feel it is long gone. al jazeera, in the occupied west bank. >> 17 people have been killed pi shelling in iraq. the attack happened a short time ago northeast of the iraqi capital of baghdad. it's not known who is responsible for the bombardment.
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doctor"doctors without borders" has withdrawn from kunduz after the airstrike that killed 22 people on saturday. the battle in the northern city continues. >> this is the main area of kunduz city, this is where 600 prisoners escaped from after the taliban attack on kunduz city. this rode leads you to the center of kunduz city. we just got back from there. fight something still going on. both sides are struggling to get control of the city. afghan security forces saying that the reason that they're compelled to get foul control of the city is because taliban are hiding in the residential area. they're afraid if they go in the residential area and fight, now
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residents of kunduz are telling us that enough is enough. it's more than ten days that they're living in this heavy fighting situation. they're running out of food. running out of water. no electricity, and any movement is almost impossible inside this city. >> people have been destroyed. the government has to provide us with security because we can't survive any more like this. >> we used to work daily and make enough to survive. now there is no work. we don't have anything to eat, and nobody cares about us. >> they're asking both sides for a cease-fire so they can get out of their areas. and go to some safe area. >> coming up on the program, a father struggles to find his stolen daughter. we have more on the issue of parental abductions. and why they have been forced to close their doors.
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manny pacquiao gives us a clue of who his next opponent will be. more later in sports. >> prosecutors acrosprocessreven s that vw had used software to cheat emissions tests. they say they are looking for the individuals responsible for the mass fraud. they're facing a congressional committee in washington, d.c. they apologized on behalf of the company but denied that senior figures knew what was going on. >> the anger of the committee members was clear. >> the american people, the epa and their counterparts around the world have been defrauded by volkswagen. >> vw will pay a steep price for
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this dirty little secret. >> i hope they'll get beyond this series of terrible decisions and do something to restore the public trust. >> do you swear the testimony you're about to give is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? >> and the step ahead of volkswagen in the u.s. it is opening statement, they apologized for what the company had done. >> we have broken the trust of our customers, dealerships and employees and regulators. we as volkswagen take full responsibility for our actions. >> the house committee was looking for more than sorry. >> vw is trying to get the united states of america to believe these are a couple of rogue engineers? i reject that. either your entire organization is incompetent when it comes to coming up with intellectual property, and i don't believe that for a second, or they're complicit at the highest levels.
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>> they installed a cheat device to allow if it was being driven on a road or in a test and turn the emissions controls on and off to pass stricter emissions test. this meant that volkswagen cars would not have passed emissions standards. in germany investigators raided the headquarters seizing documents and computers trying to find out who knew what and we know. volkswagen said that it is working on a fix for the problem and it could come up in two years for the vehicle. >> i think the losses are depending on the fines that we will get. >> they face punishing fines and the prospects of claims by consumers who feel they have been lied to and cheated. >> fifa president sepp blatter has been suspended for 90 days by the organization's ethics committee.
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s the latest twist in the corruption violations. we have more on the crisis at the top of world football. >> let's go fifa. >> but not with sepp blatter in charge. the ethics committee he set up has suspended him for 90 days. it is not a proof of guilt, and blatter to be returned to his desk before the election to elect his successor could take place. he released this statement. >> in may they arrested seven top officials.
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fifa is also being investigated by the united states police. blatter would win a presidential election but days later said that he would be resigning his post and a new vote would be held in january. accused of making what is described as a disloyal $2 million payment to the head of european football michel platini, while both men deny any wrongdoing, michel platini has been suspended for 90 days. seriously undermining his stated ambition to succeed blatter: >> his prospects appear bleak. they have just suspended him. you think that uefa would start to think who they can find for a
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new candidate. blatter may be able to hand over power on his own terms, but this is hardly the end game that he had been hoping for. >> accused of bombing another wedding. witnesses say 13 people were killed and 38 injured on a rebel held town. this is the second such attack in recent peeks. they deny bombing a wedding in september. more than 130 people were killed in that attack. the health secretarier is barely able to cope as growing numbers of people fill hospital wards.
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>> she was told that it was too late and that her daughter didn't survive her injuries. [ yelling ] >> we hear her say may god avenge those who killed my daughter. the woman blamed the hospital for poor medical care. health visits are overwhelmed with a growing number of victories from the conflict. many have been killed or injured in the military campaign that had entered it's seventh month. coalition forces by saudi arabia have intensified their
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airstrikes. people are struggling. international aid agencies say yemen is critically short of food, fuel and medicine. >> there is no authority that controls the prices of fuel, cooking oil and flour. each bakery imposes it's own prices and we pay the price. bread has become very expensive. >> many hope that the conflict will end soon. the country's warring factions avoid dialogue. it faces a difficult future. >> lebanese security forces have fired tear gas and used water canon to break up anti-government protests in beirut. furious that the country leaders postponed talks.
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e.u. ministers met in luxembourg to discuss refugee crisis. people are fleeing poverty and conflict across africa. migrants enter europe every day. half are from syria. let's look at those figures on the map. 428,000 people have arrived in europe and greece. another 132,000 have entered through italy. that's more than half million people so far this year. more than 3,000 have died particuladied. >> dealing with the refugee crisis in europe, especially to italy and greece, which have
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seen hundreds of thousands of people turning up. what the e.u. wants to do is to create hot spots in order to be able to sort out and identify genuine refugees from those who they say are economic migrants merely to europe to seek better opportunities. now what the e.u. wants to do is create a strengthened context for the board, and in order for them to have the powers to relocate genuine refugees on to other countries. this has to be done at the same time with trying to get those economic migrants back to their countries and working with the host country to try to get them back as quickly as possible. already there are flights which are going to be deporting people and also already there are a number of trains which are going to be taking from italy up to
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sweden. now also some $600 million has been remained to be able to provide countries that are hosting syrian refugees with extra help as well as humanitarian assistance. it is a problem which has really been taking up so much of the attention and europe now having been accused of having done too little for such a long time now has to be seen to be doing something and dealing with the crisis that i'v have been effectively turning up on its shores. >> indonesia reaches out for help putting out fires accepting out a toxic haze out over southeast asia. and in sports, liverpool has a new manage. sana will have more on that story.
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>> russia target missiles and they landed in iran. russia stated all the missiles reached their targets in syria. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu said he'll take stronger steps against those who incite violence. tensions continue with unrest. and fifa has suspended its president, and two of its likely successors for 90 days in corruption allegations. more now on those reports about the russian missiles crashing in iran. let's go live now to roslind jordan in washington, d.c. in the last few minutes we've had the russian defense ministry say they found their target. tell us more about what is coming out on the u.s. end of this? >> well, we've been reaching out to all of our military contex contacts and we're hearing from officials from central command, which is responsible for all
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u.s. military activities in the middle east, and they're saying that while they've seen those reports they cannot confirm them, lauren. but i'm also hearing now from an intelligence source that while they were is no reason to doubt these reports, this intelligence official is telling us to talk to the pentagon. so there is not much clarity on what is actually happening with those russian caliber missiles that were fired from the caspian sea. on wednesday the pentagon was not pleased to hear about these cruz missile strikes being launched from the caspian see, because they flew over iran and iraq, and they said if this were to continue this would increase the risk of inadvertent confrontation between the u.s.-led air coalition and the russian coalition, both dropping bombs on targets inside syria.
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>> roslind jordan, thank you very much, indeed. for more let's bring in our guest, just on the issue to start off, what do you make of this whole business? >> well, to me it certainly speaks of how destabilizing and rangers russia's role has been in the region. how destabilizing, and the talks speak to how dangerous the intervention really has been. beyond that it talks of deconfliction. we've seen that the russians are not fully patrio cooperating on that.
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in whack what do you think it's going to mean? what is happening is that russia is taking steps to test the west. it has done that in ukraine. if there is no strong vons then it is a signal that it could go further. statements of condemnation alone is not enough. there has to be a stronger response. >> what would it need to take? is this article five, for instance, if planes went back into turkey, how does that work, tell us about the mechanics of that? >> sure, in theory if an attack on one nato ally, it's an attack on all. the way this works is that a
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nato member needs to come to nato and say we've gone to the attack and we request information under chapter 5 of the nato charter. certainly the u.s. does not want to start a military confrontation with russia, and that makes sense, but at the same time you know, putting russia--putting russia on the defensive and they need to go on the defensive a little bit. >> talking about the size of the force, how can they achieve that riskily? >> realistically it would take some time. we see as russia has been ramping up its military spendi spending, nato has been scaling back. that's quite troublesome. >> what about the presence in the eastern mediterranean. they're talking about the review of the nato presence there. is that to purchase the presence that russia has been putting there? >> certainly, that's what it seems to be. again, though, to me russia's
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presence, and this is all about testing the limits. it's being seen how far they can go. so in this context it would make more sense for the west to set up their presence as well. >> if you think--do you think there is a potential risk that they could--it talks about defending people if they need to, and sending out a message of strength, but presuming as things escalate further. >> sure, absolutely there is a risk of that. unfortunately, russia's only presence, the way russia has inserted itself in the syrian crisis has already put everyone in a position of an increased possibility of escalation. for example, not so long ago russia only gave an one-hour warning to the united states before an airstrikes. that was not enough time. so russia's behavior could clearly demonstrate that they're not interested in cooperating.
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there is some discussion but it's not earnest, that's what really is troubling. >> thank you for taking time to talk with us. >> the mayor of rome has resigned following a scandal of his credit card expenses. he has been accused of using the credit card to wine and dine his friends. he denied the allegations but offered to pay back $22,000. the media has agreed to put out international help to put out forest fires. fires illegally started to clear land it's having a devastating affect grounding flights, closing schools and causing respiratory problems for thousands of people. we go to where many of the fires are burning.
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>> borneo, forests tha are on fire. the government in the middle, but experts say it's all too little too late. it was a month ago that it was hit by drought due to the el niƱo weather appearance. >> i think the government has all the regulations, and they have intention to stop this from happening. but it's about enforcement. again, most of the work that will be meaningful should have been done before the fire happened. before the el nino years happened. >> to protect one of the last remaining rain forests conservation company has hired
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villages who traditionally practice slash and burn techniques instead of setting them on fire. >> every time we plant trees they never get the chance to grow and to be productive because they're always destroyed by fire. that's why i have decided to help stop the fire. >> it's not only borneo's farmers who burn to clear land. plantation owners do, too. nearly 200 companies are suspected of causing fire. so far only one has lost its license. the oil company the villages are trying to protect is under investigation. >> on the border of one of borneo's remaining rain borders destruction is coming in. even though this one seems to be under control, the fire can rage on for many months and flare-up
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every mint. minute. the president has instructed that they should keep the land wet to stop the fires. but experts warn that it drains water and increases fire risks. the government admits that more should have been done to prevent this disaster. >> from the start of the year the president has already warned to prevent the fires, and his orders were very clear. our preventive measures have to be improved. >> indonesia government leaders have yet to involve the communities considered crucial to stop the fires. >> every year in australia
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3 million children are kidnapped and taken overseas. it's government is demanding that it do more to stop it. >> in jakarta indonesia an australian father kennedy kimball is dreaming of the moment he gets his daughter back. >> it's been five years since i lost saw her. and i felt every single day, you know. >> six yearly kayla was taken by his ex-wife to indonesia five years ago. since then he has had no contact. >> he said hired a child recovery expert to help on his mission. >> you can see we only need a short head start here. six second for you to block him
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and we'll go up to the end here. >> australia has the highest rate of international parental abduction in the world. every year more than 300 children are stolen by a parent and taken overseas. >> if a jumbo jet carrying 300 children disappeared every year, there would be an outcry, but they mostly disappear. >> there are calls for the australian government to change the law and make such abductions illegal. in the statement to government officials say that they're doing more to help families, but as to whether to make international parental abduction a crime, they remain mum on the matter. >> many have signed the hague convention, which requires countries to find and return children to their rightful home. but indonesia is not one of them. it costs tens of thousands of dollars for a recovery, and it's
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controversial, at the risk of adadrama dramatizing a child. >> this is what i want to do for my daughter. >> hiring an recovery expert is no guarantee of success. security is tight. >> we're going to be surrounded by them. they're going to be right on top of us. i can't guarantee you that the recovery is going to go ahead. i can't guarantee the result. >> so i should turn around and go back to australia after all these years? >> campbell said that until government tighten laws on international parental abduction parents and children will continue to be torn apart. al jazeera, jakarta.
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>> you can watch the full program bringing them home on 101 east on thursday right here on al jazeera. many people living across the united states buying a gun is not difficult. shops selling firearms and ammunitions are a common site. but not in san francisco. the only gun shop there is about to close down. >> these are the last days of the last gun shop in san francisco. people have shopped here since 1952. but inventory is clearing quickly. as they count down to their permanent closure at the end of the month. for the manager, the city's latest gun control proposal was simply the last straw. >> this year it's this one. next year it will be something else. we understand why they're doing it. we understand that there is a homicide problem in san francisco. we just disagree that's going to help curb it. i don't think it will.
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>> the bill would require a video record of every gun sale in the city and require the store to summit a weekly report of ammunition sales to the police. because this is the only gun shop in the city, it pretty much targets the shop. >> this is the last gun range and now last gun shop. it's the result of many, many years anti-gun pressure from city-elected officials. >> city supervisor mark ferrell said that he just wants to do what he can to keep people safe. >> in my perspective, congress has failed us protecting us in our urban cities and cores. now we're left to our devices in order to protect our residents. >> he said there is nothing revolutionary what is proposed. chicago already videotapes gun
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sales. >> this is after all liberal san francisco and many people here don't like guns. but workers say in many ways all these regulations are very much against the spirit of the usually tolerant city. >> the attitude i have as a san franciscoen is if you don't want to impose it on me, you don't bring it to my door step, i don't care. if i don't like it, i ignore it. >> if the mayor signs it into law, the new rules are likely to be in place before the end of the year. weeks after the high bridge arms closes. >> more to come on this hour of news from london. including. >> we're at the london film festival where there are alleges war crimes in 1967. >> the first female juror to
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compete in the annual motor race in nearly 20 years.
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>> the london film festival is underway. one movie already premiering is "censored voices." recordings of private conversations with israeli soldiers returning from the 1967 arab-israeli war revealing alleged war crimes. >> it was a week that defined the israel that we see today. when in june 1967, despite being
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heavily outnumbered, israeli troops conquered the armies of egypt, syria and jordan, seizing land that tripled it's size. the 1967 arab-israeli war was hea hailed as a victory. but for the soldiers it felt like the beginning of the end. they voiced their feelings and experiences, but they were never allowed to be heard until now. >> the murder of arab men just meters from his family, the wanton destruction of the property, the mistreatment of prisoners, war crimes told by the same men who witnessed them.
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>> i felt that it was not only voices of the past, but voices of the present and future and especially in these days, you know, very hard days in israel. jerusalem is burning, and so much going on. it reminds one soldier of his own family fleeing the holocaust and the understanding of what victory would bring is eerie. >> the war talks about the war
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of israel but not the men who fought it. the israeli government threate threatened t censor it heavily. saved by human rights specialists. >> as we've been hearing the world football chief sepp blatter has been suspended. they have banned their veteran president for 90 days after being investigated by corruption investigators. blatter insists he has done nothing wrong. also suspended from more activity. secretary general and vice president michel platini, who faces questions over $2 million payments from blatter. another of blatter's potential successors has been banned
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chung-mon g jo oh on. our guest, a writer for espn magazine and he's live for us from new york. first of all, let's talk about sepp blatter. do you think he has a chance to come back in january? >> here is a guy who said he was going to resign, but he's still sticking around. when was the last time you saw someone be suspended after they had already resigned? fifa, it's becoming a as far as now. it's like they're being paid by the page. >> what about michel platini. there are rumors that he was involved in corruption for a while now. >> right, well, i think, look,
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the way that the game has been administered for the last couple decades, means that anybody who has reached the top is necessarily going to be tainted to some degree by what has been going on behind closed doors. i don't think michel platini is really immune from any of that. you know, we saw recently the swiss authorities coming out and saying that they discovered $2 million payment to him in recent years. you know, i think you look at michel platini and these recent revelations, and it really hurt him the most. here is a guy who is a front run for take over in february. and now, now the field is pretty much wide open, i think. >> speaking about in february on the ballot, who do you think in terms of the names, who do you think will be on that paper? >> prince ali from jordan, who
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finished second to blatter in the recent election. i have spoken with his people recently, and they're very eager, they're drawing up the papers right now, a position paper that will outline some reforms going forward. luis vigo, the former portuguese great who has not really had much of a career in administration, which is probably a good thing. but don't sleep on the head of asian football. he has crucial support out of kuwait, and he may be the frontrunner out of all of them. we'll have to see how it shakes out. fifa is in such a bad state that i think that the only way going forward is that if they can bring in someone whose not a stakeholder. someone who does not have a say, who had a say in the game, and
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who can come in and clean up. >> the writer for espn magazine and the a you are of "the big fix." thank you very much for that. >> in spain they have ruled that lionel messi must stand trial for tax evasion. he's accused of defrauding authorities of $5.3 million between 2007 and 2009. meanwhile, jurgen klopp has agreed to a three-year deal with liverpool as manager. boxer manny pacquiao said that's working for his next fight. the eight-division world champion has not fought since losing to floyd mayweather in may. >> of course, i considered floyd
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mayweather, if he want a rematch. and garcia. >> would you like a rematch against mayweather? >> yes, i would like a rematch with him, if he want to. >> here in qatar? >> of course, there would be a lot of people who would watch this fight. >> you said it was your focus, your political career. does that mean whatever the next fight is, it will be your last? >> in my mind, i'll focus on the next fight and then on politics. >> there could be a fight after whatever is the next fight? >> maybe there is another fight or not. i'm okay. >> well, in australia fans getting referred up on an al an all-female team is competing for the first time in 17 years. >> in a sport dominated by men,
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the novelty of female drivers brings attention. the super car race is an endurance event. two drivers share 161 laps of a track. the first female pair to compete in 17 years. but both professional drivers they drove mostly on the u.s. indy car ca circuit, and the ladies are used to standing out. >> it starts from the beginning. when we look at go carting there are hundreds of boys and maybe five girls go carting. already then the ratio is much different. >> it costs hundreds of thousands of dollars to compete in this race. the possibility of winning attracts sponsors. but also does novelty. they suggest that they get more support than men because they can wear a skirt. racing against against them will
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be gracie's boyfriend. last year he came in fifth. >> do you have hopes to beat your girlfriend or win the race. >> equally important. >> reasonably big in australia the eight super car racing is still fairly niche internationally. formula one is the international sport. there has not been a female in the support since the 1980s. >> we have to prove to everyone that we can do it. >> for now they're just the start. this is all part of the razzmatazz that goes with the big race. but it's in the driving seat that these women earn respect and they want more women involved. >> that's it for me. >> thanks very much, indeed. that's it for me in this news hour. we'll have a full round up of today's news. thank you for watching. bye for now.
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