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[ speaking in french ] >> and, friends, in a dangerous world we have stood consistently for freedom, democracy and justice. this is the canada conservatives have been building since the time of johnny mcdonald, and this is the canada for which countless dedications to come we will be dedicated. thank you for all your support, for all you have done for our country. please say a preyer for men and women in uniform. god bless canada you've been listening there to canada's prime minister stephen harper there, who looks to be on his way out. the liberal opposition on their way in to - during a convincing election win. let's get more from daniel lack,
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live for us in toronto, you have been listening in to stephen harper's speech. give us a brief point of what he said. >> well, it's a speech i didn't think he'd make for a couple of weeks ago. the opinion polls showed a tight race giving him a chance of winning a minority government. the opposite happened. what we heard from stephen harper was contrition. he said it was his fault, and his fault alone. and emphasised the strong points of his record. you heard some of it there. low taxes and a strong military. thanked a lot of people. family, supporters. he's been elected seven times. very popular out there. his pardy has come out there as well. at the end of the day he said
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justin trudeau and the liberal party won, he congratulated them and said the voters are never wrong. that was a strong statement. more upbeat than we thought he might have been. he was a man used to being prime minister, who had grown into the job. however unpopular with people that didn't share his conservative principles, he was a strong prime minister, marshalling a lot of power in the prime minister's power. took a lot of decisions, down to speaking most of the times speaking to the media. few ministers or m.p.s were allowed to speak. it was stephen harper all the time. i guess that's why he took responsibility for the lose he suffered. we didn't here whether he would resign. we heard he was going to resign, stay on as a member of the parliament and help about the transition. >> we are getting reports that he has decided to resign.
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hearing that, what does this mean for the conservative party moving forward. >> well, you know, in this country there's a shelf life for political leaders or governments, and it tends to be around 8-10 years. 2-3 terms in office. mr harper had three. he was probably due to leave one way or the other. political parties have a generational change. he is by no means old, he's around 50. he was probably ready to move on and the party ready to replace him. even if he won tonight. at the end of the day it is a leadership race, they are in opposition. they were able to hold them to account. they have enough m.p.s to make a strong showing. a few candidates, women, may be in line to replace them. canada has not had a woman leader for at least 20 years.
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>> now that we know that justin trudeau on the way to a major election win, was it expected? >> not to this degree. it was the opinion polls, they don't really count. votes count. opinion polls are things we speculate on and talk about. they talk to a minority government for mr harper early in the campaign, and increasingly for mr justin trudeau. this was a massive vote for change away from mr brycre harper, and affected not just his parties, but the left of center democrats. they were the people that brought medicare back in the '60s. they wanted to expand it. do more for the environment and more for other issues beloved of progressives. they were wiped out or saw support cut by half. that was strategic voting, people voting for a sent rift
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party, to get rid of a right wing party. we have justin trudeau with a strong majority and not much else. mr justin trudeau basically will run this how he wants to once he's set up in office. >> thank you daniel lack reporting live. the prime minister stephen harper has conceded defeat to justin trudeau's conservative party. that's the latest. we'll bring you details as the results come in. >> moving on - the united nations says more than 25,000 in aleppo fled their homes, the area has been bombarded. victoria gatenby reports. >> reporter: these families left their homes near aleppo in a hurry, taking few belongings, they are some of 35,000 that
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escaped the area in the last few days. everton's government launched a campaign against rebel held areas. this time with air support. in the morning there were rockets and barrel bombs using weapons against us. >> reporter: this is what the strikes left behind, home after whom badly damaged. activists say most of the victims of the air strikes, bam bardments and barrel bombs are civilians. forces backed by jets who took control of villages, but opposition fighters say it doesn't representatives a change in the balance of power. rebels know aleppo is crucial. it's 50km from the border with turkey, and was syria's financial and will industrial hub. it's been the focus of a 3-way
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fight for syrian rebels, raging forces. here they target raging vehicles with antitank missiles. >> translation: so far we have destroyed five targets. god is grace. >> it's been nearly three weeks since russia began an air campaign in syria. the participation resulting in a change in the deadlock in aleppo. but it's making a desperate refugee crisis worse turkey's prime minister rejected an offer of aid in returning for help in easing numbers. speaking on national tv, his country was not a concentration camp. last week's e.u. leaders said they reached an agreement with ankara on a 3.4 billion deal to house people escaping war in syria. that deal was dismissed by turks
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a day later. >> a $3 billion fund for proposals is not on the table. we will not accept it. we are talking about a $3 billion amount in the first stage. we don't want to fixate on this, requirements may go up. the assessment would need to be done annually. we would never accept a deal. we'll give the money to turkey. i told that to lee merklinger. no one should -- angela merkel, no one should be a country housing a migrant camp a man was beaten by a linch mob at the beersheba bus station. rights groups are calling for his killer to be brought to justice. mike hanna reports. >> occupied east jerusalem divided. in addition to concrete
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barricades, miniature versions of the barrier of being erected around certain neighbourhoods. having increased his presence, the israeli police build these barriers to protect themselves. >> all we have behind us is protecting police officers here in the area from petrol bombs thrown or shots fired from withinside the neighbourhood. that's for personal security. >> residents insist that israel should spend money on proving lives of palestinians. >> we are in need of basic services. we do not need the war. this war will only lead to reason explosion and problems between us and the israelis. >> walls and barricades did not stop another attack in the southern israeli town of beersheba. an israeli patrol was shot at.
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an israeli person was shot by mistake. unusually police have ordered an investigation and say civilians that take the law into their own hands will be prosecuted. . >> translation: i would like to send condolences to the family of a worker in eritrea, we are in the middle of a long struggle. sometimes it causes friction between the victims and centers of the attack. we are a law-abiding state no one should take it into their own hands and reinforcement of security measures. having sealed off the west bank, the binyamin netanyahu government started the same process in occupied east jerusalem. the israely foreign ministry said there's no political significance, but many point to the irony of israel dividing a
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state it says should be united, and at the bottom of the barriers written in hebb rue are the words temporary police barrier. however, many palestinians believe that like the occupation, these could become permanent live now to montreal, where justin trudeau - he's the leader of the liberal party there. the liberal party on their way to a majority win in canada's elizabeths. we have heard from prime minister stephen harper, they are conceding defeat in the election and resigning from politics. let's listen in to what justin trudeau has to say. [ speaking in french ]
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[ cheering and applause ] justin trudeau, you are listening to justin trudeau, the leader of canada's liberal party, speaking in french. canada speaks french and english as well. >> he is the leader of the liberal party as i mention. >> point of view, hopeful and an platform and canadians.
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we send a clear message, it's time for a change in this country my friend, a real change. [ speaking in french ]
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[ chanting ] you're listening to the leader of the canadian liberal party, thanking his family for support in the aftermath of
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canada's historic elections. a few minutes ago we heard from the prime minister stephen harper, leader of the conservative party, they are conceding defeat in the election, and also resigning from politics. now we see the leader of the liberal party, justin trudeau there speaking, addressing the nation. let's now go to daniel lack, live for us in toronto. when you put the two men together. you can't help but notice justin trudeau a younger, dapper figure compared to stephen harper. he spoke about a time for a change. what sort of changes are we expecting in canada under justin trudeau? >> well, he's been laying out his policies throughout the campaign, the 11-week campaign. this is a sent rift party, they have liberal social policies,
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one of the things they've been talking about a legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana. i don't know how much of a priority it will be. he's promising to put a different face on governing the company. stephen harper seemed a polarizing figure. he controlled information, he could be negative and harsh. hooeds been in power up to 10 years, it was an impression his opponents had. mr justin trudeau is a more positive fellow, he's good looking, speaks well. was an energetic campaigner. he talked about running deficits, stimulating the economy, he's interestingly in foreign affairs, he talked about not participating mill tare lay against i.s.i.l., iraq and syria, canada sent war planes over there to work with the u.s. and others. i don't think he's promising wholesale change. it's a matter of change here,
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change there, and a different face put forward. that's what canadians vote for. it's a country that is fairly sent rift. shifting from left to right. >> it has to be pointed out that justin trudeau comes from political royalty, shall we say. his father was once prime minister of canada as well. how much do i think that dynasty helped in his campaign? >> well, i certainly think it got him started in politics, it's hard to imagine a man of his age. he only had a couple of jobs, if he'd been an mp for a couple of years before he became party leader, it's hard to imagine a man without that surname rising. it has to be said that he has a certain political talent. he learnt at the breakfast table that his father would talk to him and his brother incessantly about politics, current affairs,
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what was going on in life. it's nothing knew for politics to be an inherited profession. it comes up a lot. he has a certain charisma, a style of his own, that dapper look that you were talking about. his campaign was powerful, almost rock star, and he's a drama teacher by profession. he was able to bring an actor's sense to his appearances. his political ads seem to be less negative. this is a man that canadians chose to be their prime minister. in part because of his surname, but because they like the cut of his jib. he was in third place when the campaign began in august. now a massive majority. that's a success by any measure. daniel reporting for us from
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toronto. this is justin trudeau, the leader of the liberal party, which currently has 149 seats in parliament. that is the party that needs 170 seats, as daniel said. they look like they are on their way to an overwhelming majority in parliament. we'll bring you more details as the results come in families from north and south korea are about to meet each other in a rare reunion at a mountain resorts in north korea. relatives had been separated by the korean war over 60 years ago. let's go to harry fawcett, at the border between north and south korea. this is not just a case of family reunions, give us what the political back story is for this, for north korea to allow
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the reunions to take place today? >> they are rare. the last travelled to february. they depend on the sit of the relationship. in august it was terrible. it was the worst set of tensions we had seen for a couple of years, after a handmine blast that injured south korean soldiers, and tensions escalated in an exchange of artillery. that brought them to the table. august 25th, a deal was signed of which this is an important constituent element. event since 2014. there were fears it may be jeopardized by celebrations planned for the 70th anniversary. fears that a long-range rocket launcher may have put this on ice. in the end none of that
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happened. there's a fair amount invested in trying to keep the relationships going. for the people at the heart of all this, the families, 400 south koreans have gone along the road behind me up the east coast a couple of hours ago. they'll meet with 114 north koreans. for them it is crucial. a once in a lifetime to see someone they were separated from for more than 60 years. >> what happens at the ru unions. how long do the relatives have with each other? >> well, they go up there, they'll have lunch around now. and then they stay for two nights and have six encountered. each lasting two hours. there are north and south koreans on hand. there are things they shouldn't
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talk about, any sensitive political or ideological materials and there are restrictions on gifts they can give. most people are taking food stuffs, medicines and warm clofths, that kind of thing. after three days of this, there'll be sessions with applicants in the south. the whole thing will be repeated and by monday it will be over. >> thank you. harry fawcett reporting on the family reunions taking place in north korea rescue operations are in place across the philippines, the army and police helping thousands of villagers. 16 have been confirmed dead, 70,000 forced to flee their homes. we have this update from an evacuation center. that is an area hit hard. >> we spoke to the president
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aquino, he was here yesterday. he admits there's a lot of lessons learnt. there has been a shift among the workers, there has been an improvement in response, assessing damage. this is an arc pell go. government ours resources are streamed. a typhoon that affects 12 provinces in the northern region is affecting deeply the government. the president admits that a lot needs to be done. signs typhoon haiyan, they have gotten better and improved. there's a cultural shift. it's obvious. the situation is still difficult. wide spread sexual abuse. almost 1,000 girls under the age
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of. abuse has become so prevalent. it's caught the attention of a special commission in the u.s. >> reporter: she's travelled thousands of kilometres from ecuador to the united states, seeking justice she says alluded her family. >> her daughter was in her early teens when her family says her school principal began to sexually abuse her. when she became pregnant she turned to the school counsellor. she followed phosphate, ending her life. evidence of her pregnancy was covered up. the uterus and blood was manipulated. you couldn't tell she was pregnant. they fixed it. activists say the problem of sexual abuse is widespread.
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officially last year almost 1,000 girls under the age of 14 were sexual cli abused. the crime is under-reported and they believe the numbers of sexually abused girls may be higher. >> translation: this girl represents thousands at risk of violation or who have been sexually violated. millions lost their lives. this is the second case the commission is investigating. there are four human rights bodies at the united nations looking into allegations of sexual violence against girls in schools in ecuador. >> in paulo's case, no one has been held responsible. 30 briefs have been filed with the government and xourts in ecuador unsuccessfully. the legal team turned to the court of human rights. >> translation: the commission will recommend to the state the
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adoption of measures, laws and public policy. to ensure that a case will never repeat itself. >> stopping sexual abuse is not over. despite pressure to resolve the case, the ecuadorian government failed to appear at the commission's hearing. >> now, one of the last remaining mobsters accused of one of the biggest robberies in u.s. history has gone on trial in new york city. the raid at at loov thanksa airlines cargo building at j.f.k. airport inspired it. >> a brazen airport crime in 1978. master gunman. stealing $5 million in cash, making off with $1 million in tools from a flight. >> authorities are not saying more than they believe is to be
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the largest robbery. >> the culprits rule the underworld of the city. >> in the martin scorsese movie "good fellows", a character and mastermind of the raid. investigators say key to it all was this man. vincent who allegedly gave his approval for the raid on his crime family's turf. more than 35 years after the crime, he and others were arrested last year, some of the last of the mafia bosses, not gaoled or left for dead. >> in opening statements prosecutors said the mafia was family business, that he was a gangster through and through.
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>> the defense countered accusing the government of rely on the test meany of mopsters. >> this is complicated. the trial could go on for months, if not at year. many wondering when a verdict will be delivered if it will mean the end to the mafia in new york. >> this doesn't mean the mafia is gone. the italian mafia has been hurt with arrests and major cases. we have seen other organized crime taking place. . >> the block buster movie, combined with books immortalized the crime and kept pressure on authorities to close the case. >> we have an obsession with gangsters, mobsters and the mafia. whether it's good fellows or the sopranos, we love this stuff. these people will kill people for nothing. >> these are the guys put together for the biggest heist
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in american history. with this trial. hope it will close the door on thoughts of a real-life hollywood sebbing well -- sequel a reminder, you can keep up to date on news and analysis on the website