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>> i announcer: this is al jazeera. hello, this is the newshour live from london. coming up, u.s. officials say four of 26 cruise missiles fired at syria may have crashed in iran. russians deny it stabbing attacks in jerusalem heighten tensions in israel and the occupied palestinian territories. an end to the conflict in libya may be in sight - key
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players meet in morocco yemen's hospitals overwhelmed as the war drives on. >> the day's sport including world football body f.i.f.a. presses ahead with bans for sepp blatter and two other top officials suspected of corruption four russian cruise missiles may have crashed in iran, according to u.s. officials. russia denies the claim saying their missiles hit their target. they were launched from russian ships in the caspian see and intended for targets in syria. russia launched 26 cruise missiles, aimed at 11 targets in syria as part of the military campaign there. because of where the missiles were launched they have to pass through iranian air space to
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reach their target, a distance of 1,600km. the u.s. state department spokesman john kirby would not confirm the reports. >> if it's true that a couple of their cruise missiles landed in iran, again, i'm not going to get into greater detail on the call, but i think that, you know, if something like that happened, again, i can't confirm it. i think it points all the more towards the need to have proper deconfliction procedures in place. rory challands is in moscow and says the russian government rubbished the story. >> a flat denial from the russian defence ministry. major-general, the spokesman for the defence ministry, put out a statement and says unlike cnn, the network that originally went with the allegations, we don't
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tell stories citing anonymous source, but show launches and targets hit. he's referring to a video put out on wednesday. he said as surprising as the cruise missile launches were to the americans, and however much they may not have liked them, all missiles launched from ships found their targets. here he is a little sarcastic as russian officials like to do when they talk of american allegations. otherwise he said one would have to admit that the terror group's i.s.i.l. facilities located within a certain distance from each other blew up on their own and almost at the same time for more on this let's go to rosalind jordan, joining us live now from washington d.c. so, russians are denying it. american officials are not confirming it totally, at least not on camera, a confusing picture, one with explosive
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consequences. >> that's right. but the situation is raising more concern among u.s. officials that there could be some sort of interference that leads to a catastrophe between the u.s. and russian forces in syrian air space. it's worth pointing out that not only did the russian fire the 26 calibre cruise missiles from brussels in the caspian sea, they flew through iranian and iraqi air space, raising questions, if the russians, indeed are concerned about the spread of i.s.i.l., why weren't they talking with americans and others in the coalition about going after i.s.i.l. targets in northern iraq. the u.s. is very, very keen to get some sort of communication established as quickly as possible so that if there is, indeed, going to be some sort of coordination an dealing with the
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threat from i.s.i.l., that it can be carried out. what the u.s. is not going to do is entertain any discussions about trying to deal with the ongoing civil war inside syria, from a military perspective. the u.s.'s position is very much that this is one for the diplomats to work out, and they are waiting to see whether moscow is going to get involved in that venue. so far they say they have not seen that commitment coming from moscow. >> just to clarify for us - even though both air forces are targetting many parts of syria, close targets, there's no official coordination between the two air forces, as things stand. >> is that is correct. there is no communication between the two militaries on what they are targetting, when they are targetting. there has been, you know, a couple of incidents where the
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russians have approached their american counterparts at an embassy - first in baghdad and then in moscow, saying we'll do a military provision, and you best stay out of the way. that's not the communication that the u.s. military says is required to make certain that neither side does something that could injure the other party. there's a formal mechanism, it has not been worked out. the pentagon says it's waiting for a call back from moscow, to try to work out the discussions. we heard the secretary of defense, ash carter, complaining about the lack of communication while he was at the hours in brussels on thursday. >> rosalind jordan with the latest from washington d.c. thank you the developments come as the n.a.t.o. defense alliance met in moscow. n.a.t.o. says russia's involvement in the syrian civil war is troubling.
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neave barker reports from brussels. >> reporter: it's more than a week since russia began air strikes in syria. now n.a.t.o. is playing catch up. russia's rapid military de-olympians in syria -- deployance in syria took the alliance by surprised. it was impressive. now it's time for the chief coordinator to coordinate a response after turkey said russian fighter jets violated its air space. >> i call on russia to play a constructive role in the fight against i.s.i.l. russia's actions and support to the regime are not helpful. the recent violations of turkish air space are unacceptable. n.a.t.o. will continue to follow the developments closely, and we stand in strong solidarity with turkey. >> russia launched a number of
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aerial attacks on positions in syria, along with cruise missiles from russian war chaps in the caspian sea. n.a.t.o. says russia is not only interested in destroying i.s.i.s., but all rebel groups. n.a.t.o. is challenged by the air strikes, rushing through plans for a rapid task force, deploying thousands of troops and machinery at short notice. there'll be new bases in eastern and southern europe, protecting the likes of alliance member turkey from any spillover from the war in syria. >> russia is probably asserting its presence in a strategic and public way. we are here, we are going to be here, there's going to be more of us here. >> syria's theatre of war is becoming crowded. russian and u.s. alliance fighter jets share the same airspace, but back different
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sides of the conflict. russia said the incursions into the turkish air space was accidental. n.a.t.o. feels moscow is testing the alliance's defenses. a political solution is needed now, more than ever for more on this we are joined from washington by magnus nor derman, a security analyst at the nordic council, a think tank into international affairs. thank you for joining us. i'll ask about n.a.t.o. later, but first reaction to the reports that the russian missiles that russia said reached factories in syria on wednesday, reports that four landed in iran. assuming that it's true, what potential repercussions could that have? >> i think it's possible that it did happen. cruise missiles are complex metal systems, and only
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countries can do that cooperation, sometimes it goes wrong. i think it fell short. it was natural for russia to deny, because it is embarrassing for a military that claims to have shaken the cobwebs off itself after about two decades of inactivity. >> i suppose if we go back to the meeting held by n.a.t.o. in brussels earlier, n.a.t.o. very much sounding strong, reiterating the article 5 principle, and attacks on one and all. we know that turkey is nervous about everything that is going on around it. in light of that, should a russian missile in some way or another reach turkish territory, that could be potentially disastrous. >> yes, absolutely, and i think that is the major risk here, not necessarily that n.a.t.o. and russia are heading for war with each other over syria, but there is a miscalculation, the risk of
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dangerous encounters and misunderstanding each other when russia, u.s. and n.a.t.o. forces are in close proximity. that's the big danger. >> it's crazy that the two sides could almost sleep walk into a military action. wlalent the statements heard coming out of -- what about the statements heard coming out of that meeting. >> a big point on n.a.t.o. is about deterrence, not going to war. posturing, messaging and having processes in place to deter war. that is what n.a.t.o. is looking to do now, flowing in capabilities, like air defense, stepping up air controls to deter russian moves. >> i guess the key to deterrence is proving that you would go through with it. whereabouts from not necessarily
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n.a.t.o. but other western countries, all we see is hesitation and a reluctance to get involved. do you think the words coming out of the n.a.t.o. meeting would be enough to deter or intimidate russia in any way? >> i think this is a long-term game. n.a.t.o. is not famous for its speed. it's a big alliance for 28 members that can take a while to get the act in order. over the long term it could lead to more determination across the alliance as it stitches together the russian challenge in the east with a crumbling middle east, a threat to the south. in the long term it could lead to more n.a.t.o. determination and unity. >> it will be interesting to see how events develop there. for the moment. magnus norderman thank you for your time. >> coming up, a report from the
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afghan town of kunduz, where government forces are fighting to regain territory taken by the taliban and volkswagen talks about actions taken and a clue about who the next opponent will be. tensions are high. in the palestinian territory after a series of clashings. hours earlier in tel aviv, an attacker was shot dead after attacking four people with a screwdriver. there have been similar attacks. al jazeera's mike hanna reports. >> reporter: in each case police were quickly on the scene, and they are unable to predict when or where the next random attacks
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will take place. >> the first of the latest attacks were in or around the city. in the past couple of days they occurred in towns on the outskirts of tel aviv, and police say dealing with the urn coordinated and randall attacks poses a major challenge. we are talking about lone wolf attacks, they are complicated and skill and ability is needed to handle this. >> prime minister binyamin netanyahu kept a high public profile in recent days, visiting israelis injured in the attacks, and at the end of another day of conflict, held a news conference with his security chiefs in a bid to reassure the israeli public. >> we are in the wave of terror. we are facing attack by nights,
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firebombs and live ammunition. they are the results of incitement by hamas, palestinian authorities and others in the region. and the islamic movement in israel. >> they proceed lies. these are lies that do not want to state the status quo. >> they have this reaction to the latest blogging. >> we don't attack anyone and want them to stop attacking us. both suffer a great deal to protect al-aqsa. we tell the israeli government, stay away from the holy places, islamic and christian holy places. we want piece. regardless of what is happening to us. >> demonstrations are
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continuing. there is widespread thought that they are trying to take control. >> there's a lot of anger in the community. >> and contributing to what is a good of anger and frustration demonstrators on the right. many gathering demanding stronger action. >> for more on this, we are joined by a chief political correspondent. thank you for joining us here on al jazeera. we heard in the report that binyamin netanyahu's aim was to
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reasure the public, you were interesting, what do you make of the conference. >> people in israel were worried about the past terror. unlike terror. it targeted soldiers and where crowds go. attacking cities in israel. as i wrote erl, 64% of israelis fear being wounded in a bomb attack. the prime minister of israel knows how to end the attacks. >> apart from the fact that there's no peace talks we have seen conflict, they were talking about the fear, change to the
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status coe. they called for a broader government. it called on the israeli perimeter. why do you think there's a reluctance to join forces with the prime minister. binyamin netanyahu didn't, when the government was formed. during the election there were other parties. as bad as the ideology is, he's seen as more abroad. more decisive than in israel. he would like to have the left join his government, and right now, the left is so far out on a
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limb, attacking so harshly they can't justify to join him. >> we saw people from the right wing. considering everything else that is going on in the middle east, we talked about russia being involved. he made a bleak mention of it. >> what do you think of the wider instability in the middle east right now. what do you think he feels particularly? >> you are right. it's fascinating. iran was not mentioned once. that goes against the ideology, and how israel is a major conflict in the world, in the middle east, and it's only the conflicts in the middle east
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have nothing to do with israel. this is what he has to be dealing with now and what is going on with the rest of the region will have to wait. >> they are interesting times all over the region. gill, chief political correspondent at "jerusalem post", thank you for your time the two rival libyan governments are locked in peace talks in morocco and may be close to agreeing a deal. they have been in conflict since muammar gaddafi was toppled in 2011. in the next few hours a media conference is expected. we'll bring that announcement and reaction to it as soon as it happens, here on al jazeera first, the saudi-led coalition in yemen is being accused of bombing another wedding. at least 28 were killed in an
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attack. this is the second such attack in recent weeks. riyadh denies a wedding in september. more than 130 people were killed in that attack. >> yemen was already a poor country when the war began, the poorest in the middle east. now it's being pushed to the brink of human catastrophe, especially the health sector, which is barely able to group as people feel the hospital words. >> she was told it was too late, her daughter didn't survive her injuries. we hear her say "may god avenge those who kill her daughter." the woman blames the hospital for poor medical care. health facilities across yemen are overwhelmed by a growing
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number of victims. it has entered the 7th month. my father was injured in the air strikes, he was coming down the stairway when the house was targeted. he suffered a head injury. thousands were stranded and fled. in the capital, coalition forces led by saudi arabia intensified air strikes. people are struggling. the aid agency shes yemen is short of food, fuel and med sane. >> there is no shooty that controls the prices -- authority that controls the prices of fuel, cooking oil and flower, each bakery imposes its own prices and we pay the price. many hope the conflict will end soon. the warring factions reject
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dialogue. as the conflict drags on, millions of impoverished yemenis face a difficult future 17 people have been killed by shelling. the attack happened in the north-east of the capital. it's not known who was was responsible for the bombardment the medical charity doctors without borders has withdrawn from kunduz. 22 people were killed at their hospital on seat - raising questions. the battle for the city conditions. >> this is the main gaol of kunduz city, where 10 days ago to escape from after the taliban attack. this road leads you to the center of the city, we came
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back. heavy fighting is going on. both sides are struggling to get control of the city, afghan security forces saying that the reason that they failed to get full control of the city, and they are afraid to go into the residential area, and now they are saying that enough is enough. it's more than 10 days they are living in the heavy fighting situation. they are running out of food and water no electricity and any movement is possible. >> translation: people have been destroyed. the government has to provide security, we can't survive more like this. >> we used to work daily and make enough to survive. now there's no work, we have nothing to eat, and no one cares
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about us. >> they are asking both sides for a ceasefire, so they can get out of their areas and go to a safe area lebanese security forces fired tear gas and used water canons to brake up large anti-government protests in beirut. the protests come as the leaders postpone talks saying that resolving a political crisis is feeding public discontent. angering public, as fuelled protests in recent months. it came to a head in july when the government failed to agree a solution and piles of rubbish were left in the streets european leaders are considering plans to deport hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers from europe. more than 600,000 arrived in europe this year, as they flee poverty and conflict across the
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middle east and north africa. we have this report from luxembourg. the latest group of people rescued from the mediterranean arrive in sicily. 523 people brought ashore by the spanish navy. they have escaped their lives but not much more. and despite their attention voyage, there's no guarantee of staying in europe. three men on board the ship were arrested accused of people smuggling. thousands did not make it alive. it's been a sordid money making measure. the e.u. repeatedly has been accused of not doing enough, and acknowledges that it needs to act swiftly. >> it's a fact migration policy
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is part of the same policy. >> it's a start according to the u.n. refugee policy. yesterday we had 5,000 arriving in greece. 8,500 crosses from macedonia, and the flow of people is continuous. >> here is what has been agreed. the border force will be given powers. at the same time refugees will be relocated from a rescue point itself comfort for the hundreds of thousands who made to this far. europe provides a refuge, despite taking a long time to do so. >> still ahead on the programme, we are in san francisco, where
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lawmakers target the last gun shop in the city in the hope of driving down homicide rates and in sport the latest from the champion's league as liverpool has a new manager.
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a reminder of the top stories on al jazeera. russia denied four of its missiles fired from the caspian sea have hit iran. israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu has said strong sets will be taken from those inciting violence, following a wave of stabbings and violence. and tear gas and canons to break i'm anti-government profefrts in beirut more on the top story, the russian air strikes in syria, in syria itself. pro-government forces are on the offensive against rebel righters, backed by the air strikes. zeina khodr reports from neighbouring lebanon.
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>> reporter: the syrian army is on the offensive. reinforcements sent to the front lines in the hama province, it is a coordinated assault. involving the syrian and russian arm yours against russian forces. jets are providing air cover as government forces move deep into government territories, this is the first air and ground assault since the campaign began in syri >> translation: today the syrian armed forces began a wide-ranging attack with the aim of eliminating the terrorist groups and liberating areas and towns suffering from the scourge and crimes. >> syrian army commanders say the russian air strikes waekenned capabilities, but on the ground the opposition is fighting back. >> some groups like this u.s.
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backed force is using american made maintain tank missiles. another showed fighters returning from the battle ground with a tank captured from the syrian army. >> we have reached agreement on all groups. >> reporter: different groups operated in the countryside. they may share the same goals, but not the same ideology. they have put differences aside in what they call a russian occupation. tens of thousands are living in shelters across the opposition controlled north. the hama countryside is important. it lives between three provinces. it is the entry point to laticcia, the stronghold to the
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west. russian military intervention strengthened the syrian government's position, politically and militarily. it is questionable whether the government can reverse recent losses the head of the u.s. arm of volkswagen faced up to u.s. congress men over the emissions cheating scandal. michael told them that the use of hidden software to pass tests was not a corporate decision. in other costs german prosecutors raided the hours looking for documents and data storage devices that may hep with the inquiry as to how and where emissions tests happened. >> this was a crisis to hit the
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government. and wiped off a third of the company's share price. al jazeera has been following from washington. >> the anger of committee member was clear. >> the american people, e.p.a. and counterparts from around the world have been defrauded by volkswagen. >> vw will inevitably pay a steep price for this secret. >> i hope they get beyond the serious of decisions, something to destroy the public trust. >> the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. >> into this sustains volkswagen from the u.s. -- into this steps volkswagen from the u.s. >> we have broken the trust of customers, leadership and employees, and let me be clear, we have volkswagen taking full responsibility. >> the representative committee was looking for more than sorry. vw is trying to get the american
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states to believe it is a couple of rogue engineers. i don't believe that. either the entire organization is incompetent in trying to come up with product, or they are complicit. >> "vocal point" admitted installing a device in vehicles from 2009 to 2015, allowing a vehicle to recognise if it was being driven on the road or in a test laboratory and could turn the emissions on or off. this meant that cars would not have met standards, and 11 million cards and half a million in the west. investigators seized documents and computers. trying to find out who knew what and when. >> what we tried to achieve was to take hold of the evidence, shedding light on the method and
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reason of manipulation, and, of course, the people behind this who are responsible for the actions that may constitution statutory offenses. >> "vocal point" is working on a fix. it could be two years or more before it comes up with a solution. they face fines and prospects by consumers who feel they've been lied to or cheated. >> for more on the damage to vw's image, let's cross to new york, and leading brand consultant dean cuchfield. thank you for carboning us. -- for joining us. this scandal broke two weeks ago and a lot of brand experts said if vw have to get over this, they have to be sorry and honest. when michael horn says he thinks it was a couple of software engineers, do you think that will bring vw on the course to salvation, when it comes to
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their brand? >> the most important thing with crisis management is you have to hide nothing, and tell all. i mean that - hide nothing, tell all. that is what we are waiting for. we want to see the transparency, the trust rebuilt. let's keep it in mind. the relationship between vw and customers is a contract of trust. it has been broken, not just with customers, but nations, regulations, investors and expectations. >> but so, again, when michael horn, the vw boss in the state thinks it was a couple of software engineers, do you think it breaks it further as opposed to trying to heal the relationship of trust? >> well, i do believe you need to find who is at fault. request obviously we want to -- obviously we want to know it's not involving senior management and we hear from michael horn
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that he was aware of something a year ago. we want to hear about senior management's role and awareness of the issue, that is where the problem is. where is the witch hunt. we need to know who they are looking at, who they identified. they may not share their names, we need to know who the people are. at the moment we don't. >> do you think there's a difference between what would be necessary to convince an american audience to trust a brand as opposed to a european audience. i wonder if you noticed any difference between the two? >> i think that the nature of brands like volkswagen are similar across the world. obviously customers have different reasons to buy cars, there could be loyalties to countries and a sense that it's a european brand. when it comes to a subject, it's not. it's about trust. it's the same for everyone, and has been broken by vw.
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how they rebuild is is what we see now. >> are you hopeful a brand like vw will be able to go back to its former glory? >> it's a great question. vw is a top 30 global brand. i mean, it's a major player in the world. do we want to see that buckle and fold. do we want to see 750,000 jobs at risk. do we want to see the reputations of aldi and porsche and vw - i don't think anyone wants that to happen, but we want to punish those involved in a dreadful mistake and we want to know who they are. >> ian crutchfield speaking to us from new york. thank you for sharing your views with us. thank you. >> let's go to rome, where the major resigned in the wake of a scandal over his expenses. prosecutors are investigating the mayor's finances following
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allegations that he claimed family dinners under official dinners. he promised to pay the city hall credit card bill of more than 22,000, which includes uncontested legitimate expenses. >> opposition politicians in kosovo used whistles and tear gas to disrupt a session of parliament. it's the latest protest against the government's deal with serbia, backed by the e.u., giving the serb population greater powers. the prime minister had eggs thrown at him during a protest on tuesday. >> one of the three americans who helped thwart a terror attack on a french train in august has been stabbed in california. 23-year-old spencer stone is in hospital with multiple stab wounds. local place say he got into a fight with a group of men, it's not thought to be related to a train attack that stone and two
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friends intercepted whilst on holiday in france. they were great as heros, and received france's highest declaration in august. >> in the u.s. - many people across the country, buying a gun is not difficult. shops are selling firearms and ammunition. not in san francisco. the only gun shop there is about to close. melissa chan has been to take a look. >> reporter: these are the last days of the last gun shop in san francisco. people have shopped here since 1952. but inventory is clearing quickly. they countdown to their closure at the end of the month. for the manager, the city's major gun control proposal is the last straw. >> this year, it's this one, next year it will probably be something else. we understand why they are doing it. there is a homicide problem in
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san francisco. we disagree that that will help curb it. i don't think it will. >> the bill would require a video record of every gun sale in the city and require the store to report gun sales. >> because this is the only gun shop in the city, it pretty much targets hybrid arms. >> looking at 2015, san francisco lost its last gunrange and shop. it's the result of many years of pressure from city elected officials. >> the city supervisors says he wants to do what he can do keep people safe. >> from my perspective, congress failed us in terms of protecting us, and so it's left to the city, to our own devices to do what we can to protect our residents. he said there's nothing revolutionary, san francisco is following places such as
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chicago, which video tapes gun prmps. >> the -- purchases. >> the sale is to multiple other jurisdictions. this is liberal san francisco, and many don't like guns. workers say in many ways all the regulations are against the spirit of a tolerate city. >> the attitude i have as a san francis can is if you don't impose it on me or bring it to my doorstep, i don't care. if i don't like it, i ignore it. >> reporter: the bill still needs to be discussed in city before a vote. if signed into law, new rules are likely to be in place before the end of the year, weeks after this store closes. still to come on the programme - i'm daniel lack on the atlantic coast of canada. local communities and the government are trying to rescue some of what was once essential
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life houses in an age. global houses and computer systems. and in sport, the first female duo to compete in an annual matter race in australia, in nearly 20 years.
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with the longest coastline in the world, canada has well over 1,000 lights houses along its oceans and inland shores. the government wants local communities to take over maintenance of the buildings,
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while it cuts back funding for coastal navigation. daniel lack reports from the atlanta coast. >> reporter: sent nels of the shore, lighthouses stood for centuries, modern technology means many could disappear. that's what is happening today, if they are not maintained. this is happening on nova scotia's diggy. >> they do something to the road, as far as the lighthouse, they will not touch it. if it fell down, that's the way it is. >> 2008, ottawa declared 500 lighthouses. >> local communities took over some. 75 have heritage status. preservation is worried. the country is losing touch with its past. >> we don't have the castles
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that europe has, we do have lighthouses. they are emblematic of who we are. >> my dad mosts us out. i was nine months old. >> once lighthouse keepers lived with their families outside nova scotia's largest port, halifax. >> kelly grew up there, and served as keeper in the final months before the light was automated in 1988. >> i considered, you know, being a light keeper a privilege. it suited me. if they hadn't of closed it down, i would have pursued it as a career. i would have been content to raise my family out there. >> evened to in the age of electronic communications and global positioning systems, not all lighthouses are heritage buildings. this is a working canadian coast guard light station and presides over a treacherous stretch of
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water. they call it the graveyard of the bay of funding because of shipwrecks. >> with computerized coastal yav nation, catastrophic wrecks are rare. on the most advanced vessels, there's nothing like the blink of a lighthouse. >> we have a lot of container traffic, fishing vessels. while they depend to a point on electronic navigation, there's a lot of captains telling you they want to see the light flashing. >> in a new places along the coast. they'll continue to see them, as long as local communities go what they consider to be the federal government's job. time to get the sports news with sanaa. >> thank you. as you have been hearing, world football chief sepp blatter has been suspended. f.i.f.a.'s ethics committee banned the interim president for
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90 days after being questioned by corruption investigators. sepp blatter insists he has done nothing wrong. also suspended is secretary-general jerome falcke and vice president michel platini. who faces questions over a $2 million payment. another has been banned for six years. fined for breaking rules during the 2022 world cup bid campaign. >> earlier i spoke to brett in new york, a writer forest spn, and author of a big fix about match fixing in f.i.f.a., and asked whether michel platini and sepp blatter has a future at f.i.f.a. >> it's crazy, and you look at what happened to him recently. here is a guy that said he wanted to resign, but is
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sticking around. when was the last time you saw someone suspended. the f.i.f.a. is saying it's getting too far, it's like someone is paid by the page. the way gain has been administered means anyone that reached the top will be tainted to some degree by what has been going on behind closed doors. i don't think michel platini is immune from any of that. we saw that's what the swiss authorities came out. they discovered a $2 million payment to him in recent years. i think you look at michel platini. and these recent revelations hurt him the most. here is a guy taking over in february. now the field is wide open.
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>> the government body released a statement backing michel platini. the executive committee expressed full confidence, standing behinds him. >> michel platini has been suspended. we were supporting him to be the next president of f.i.f.a., because we think he's done a good job as president of u.e.f.a. if, in the end, the evidence shows that he's not guilty. if the evidence shows that he's been involved in corrupt practices, we won't support it. >> there's plenty of controversy off the field. there's action around the globe in the world cup. ireland have kept their hopes alive. qualifying after beating world champions 1-0 in group d. they came off the bench to score the winning goal in the 70th minute. in the other matches in group d. georgia thrashed gibraltar.
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northern ireland had a great night, beating greece 3-1. serbia and portugal are in their group match. >> a court in spain ruled that argentine and barcelona football lionel messi must stan trial for camp evasion, accused of detrouting authorities of 5.3 million. meanwhile, former bo russia dortmund agreed on a deal to take over brendan rogers team. 8-time division world champion has not fought since losing to floyd mayweather. the pacman named a first
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possible opponent. >> there's an american, americas, i considered floyd if he want to. and garcia. >> would you like a rematch against mayweather. >> i love to for him. if he want to. >> here in qatar. >> of course. >> there's a lot of people that will watch this, the fight. >> you said it was your focus as a political career. does that mean whatever the next fight is, it will be the last? >> in my mind, it's focussing the next flight and politics. >> there could be another fight after what is the next fight. >> maybe there's another fight or not. i'm okay. >> novak djokovic is through to the quarterfinals of the china
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happy. deserve a match for the second longest record. beating wildcard 6-2, 6-1. novak djokovic won five titles at the china open in the past six years. >> to racing fans in australia, getting revved up by an all-female team competing. andrew thomas has more. >> reporter: in a sport dominated by men, the novelty of female drivers brings attention. bathurst v8 is an endurance event. two drivers sharing 161 laps of a track over 600km wrong. this two ... let's take you to morocco, you can see the head of the u.n. mission in libya about to hold a media conference. he, of course, being locked in peace talks in morocco, with the
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two rival libyan governments. we are expecting them to announce some kind of deal that the two sides have reached. a deal would bring together libya's two rival government. one is the general national congress - that has been operating out of the capital tripoli. it was established when an alliance of former rebels known as libya dawn took over tripoli in 2014. they pushed out the internationally recognised government. moving to the eastern city of tobruk. this administration is seen by the up -- u.n. and arab league as the legitimate government. this is the head of the mission. let's listen to what he has to
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say. >> okay. are you ready? >> yes. >> yes. so after a year of work in these processes, after working in - with more than 150 libyan personalities from all the regions, from all the political affiliations, working in six, seven different locations in libya,ism is, seven different locations all over the world, different countries, different continents, finally the moment has come in which we can propose a national unity government.
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let me first of all remember the libyan people who are watching us, who have been encouraging the representatives the participants in this dialogue. and especially those for whom this proposal arrives too late. too many libyans lost their lives. too many children have been suffering. too many mothers have been suffering. according to the united nations agenci agencies, around 2.4 million
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libyans are in a situation of humanitarian need. for all of them, our apologies for not having been able to propose this government before, but also our joy, because there is at least a chance, and i would like to ask all these libyans to think had after opportunity for their country, and an opportunity for so many in the region, in syria, in iraq, in germany. countries where they cannot even afford the luxury of what we are doing here today, which is to
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propose something, to propose a list of names that can be agreed by everybody. i say can be great because it will not necessarily be agreed by everyone, and we are sure that many people will think that some of the names or maybe all the names are not good and that they could have proposed a better list. no doubt. this was not an easy task. we have been listening to many people inside and outside the dialogue, and we believe that this list can work. but as i said, we encourage the libyan people to understand that the options were not infinite, that perfection