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♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello from al jazeera's headquarters in doha. this is the news hour. coming up in the next 60 minutes. tensions flair across the occupied west bank as the u.n. chief calls for an end to the violence between israelis and palestinians. rights groups say russia air strikes in syria have killed dozens of civilians in lattlatt. plus we meet the 64-year-old
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man meeting his father for the very fifth time. i'm wayne haye reporting from the philippines where the former typhoon continues to dump huge amounts of rain on the island of luzon. ♪ we begin this news hour with developments in israel and the palestinian territories where it's been another day of tenning. in the past few hours there have been demonstrations in the occupied west bank. rallies too in gaza. this demonstration was held by women linked to the armed group islamic jihad in support of a palestinian uprising. a palestinian man was shot dead after a small demonstration near hebron. he had stabbed an israeli soldier there. and the israeli military says another palestinian man was
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killed after driving his car into an israeli soldier and citizen south of beth hah lem. 46 palestinians and 8 israelis have been killed in the violence. the u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon has held talks with israel's president, is due to meet with benjamin netenyahu later, and travel to the palestinian territories later on wednesday. >> violence only undermines the legitimate palestinian aspirations for statehood, and the longing of israelis for security and peace. the status quo is only making things worse. this conflict has gone on for far too long. we must for the future of our children, turn back from this dangerous abyss, safeguard the
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two-state solution, and lead people back into the road towards peace. >> reporter: now live to al jazeera's andrew simmons in bethlehem for us. several incidents of violence again today. tell us what has been happening where you are. >> reporter: well, what is happening here, in bethlehem is really a battle of wills and tactics. the israeli army is trying to bring this demonstration to a close before nightfall. but they have not fining it easy. i have lost count of the number of rounds of plastic coated steal bullets that have been fired. they keep coming forward with slingshots, throwing storms, firing marbles, which they find quite effective at hitting at the soldiers, and the army have responded with just so much tear
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gas -- unfortunately it's blowing in that direction right now, but their tactics are to keep pushing them and pushing them. but a few protesters have broken away, and we had a situation a short time ago, where a molotov cocktail was thrown directly at this area. in fact it landed right in front of the media, including ourselves. fortunately there were no injuries, but the level of anger is -- is just really -- you can feel it in the air. there is a determination -- we're standing right beside the bethlehem separation wall. and this is one of the landmarks of separation. and they seem to be determined to get this far. >> i know you have been speaking to young palestinians about their feelings. what have they been telling you?
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>> reporter: well, it's very hard to assess the temperature on the street. but one can be absolutely certain that it's red-hot right now. we spoke to a number of palestinians and some who were related or friendly with people who have gone out to kill. this is our report. outwardly this boy seemed like a quiet sensible teenager. on a saturday morning, most schoolboys of his age would be hanging out withfriends. but at 16 years old, he is carrying a knife. he wants to kill someone. and this is his attempt. he ends up lying in a street of occupied east jerusalem. you couldn't have guessed his attempt when he left home. he looked carefree.
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he may have looked calm, but what was going on inside his head? he came from caring parents, and a comfortable home. his friends say he hadn't been brainwashed in any way. yet he set out to kill in cold blood. in the event he didn't kill his victim. this man was taken away with non-life-threatening injuries. his parents couldn't believe what had happened. his mother noticed a few days before that her son had been effected by what he had seen on tv. firstly it was an attack on a woman. [ screaming ] >> reporter: which could only be heard, but not seen. >> translator: he had tears in his eyes. he wouldn't either drink well. he was stressed. he would always stay watching tv. he was worried. and he asked me what situation are we in? this shouldn't happen, he used to say.
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we should do something to stop the attacks. >> reporter: bahah was very different. he was one of two men in a shooting and stabbing attack on a bus in which one man was killed and five people injured. he was politically active, outspoken, a youth worker, passionate about education for the underprivileged. he had left what he called ten commandments, that includes arrangements for his funeral, and instruction that no organization should claim he had died in their cause. his best friend says palestinians leaders need to be shaken into change. >> translator: all young people, specifically the '90s generation, those who did not live through the second intera few da are strongly pushing to get away from this no peace, no result situation. >> reporter: many are convinced that the motivation is given by
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social media for such attacks. it's the images that are the major influence. it seems the smartphone camera and the internet are as effective as weapons in what is threatening to become an uprising. and during that report we have had multiple tear gas launches, as you can see, completely smoke out the area where the demonstrators have set up. [ gunfire ] >> reporter: and still firing more as you can see. and what do you have here? well, you have a situation that certainly is carrying on, and we don't know how long it will go on, but every single day, the demonstrators come here, and they are not associated with any political party or with any faction of the palestinian fight against the occupation.
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>> very volatile situation indeed. thank you very much. andrew simmons reporting live there from bethlehem in the occupied west bank. the syrian observatory for human rights says at least 300 people, a third of them civilianings, have been killed by russian air strikes in syria in the last three weeks, and at least 45 people have been killed in the latest strikes in the region of latakia province. the province is a regime strong hold, and has been a key target of the russian air campaign. >> reporter: air strikes like these have killed a number of civilians in syria. the government's jets have killed many people since fighting began more than four years ago. but these are part of a recent campaign by the russian military. they say they hit workshops and ammunitions depot of what it calls militants. rebels are fighting government forces in the region and further
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north on the road towards aleppo. opposition groups say they destroyed an armored personnel carrier. and the syrian news agency says the government retook a number of villages outside of aleppo. >> translator: at night there were air strikes. in the morning there were rockets and barrel comes. >> reporter: they wouldn't have had much of a chance if they stayed. this is what is left of the area. activists say most of the victims of the air strikes artillery bombardment and barrel bombs are civilians. aleppo is only 50 kilometers from the border with turkey, and was once syria's industrial and financial hub. it has been the focus of a three-way fight for months.
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[ explosion ] >> reporter: now that russia is involved in a fight from the air, there may be a change in the power on the ground. there is already an impact on people living here. as more of them are forced to run away from home. caroline malone, al jazeera. in afghanistan the taliban says it has captured 13 police officers including a commander, and its forces are advancing towards a military base on the in the northwest of the country. jennifer glasse has the latest. >> reporter: the fighting had been going on since saturday in this province on the western edge of the province, but it intensified on monday. the taliban killed 20 afghanistan local and national police and then attacked the police headquarters. the police chief and 13 of his officers fled. the taliban captured them. they also captured the police headquarters as well as the district headquarters, and say
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they will launch an offensive on the military base on the out skirts of the district. the vice president has been sent up there by president ghani. he is in the province just on the east. he says he is talking to security officials of their getting together a plan to try to drive south the taliban from this province. the latest offensive by the taliban in the northeast, taking over the district headquarters and the police and launching offensive on the military base. a tropical storm has caused wide-spread flood damage in the philippines. 300,000 have been forced into evacuation centers. wayne haye reports. >> reporter: in the cool mountains of northern luzon in the middle of a storm, a warm bowl of soup is a perfect meal. like tens of thousands of other people affected by the typhoon these children have come to an
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evacuation center set up in a school. it's providing food and shelter for those who have been forced from their homes. >> right now we don't have electricity, and we lack water, because there are many electric posts that were destroyed. >> reporter: the philippineings gets an average of 20 typhoons a year, and while the winds of this one dropped quickly, the torrential rain is continuing. so it this storm has caused relatively minimal destruction. the water may continue to flow down the mountains for sometime, meaning for those living on or below them, the danger of landslides remains. the government is often criticized for its preparation and response to natural disasters, but this time warning systems seemed to have worked, and the response has been more coordinated. this man was the government's man in charge of the poor reaction to typhoon haiyan which
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killed more than 6,000 people two years ago. dmou he is campaigning to be president ahead of next year's election, and admits the government needed to improve. >> translator: there have been big changes since haiyan. we have a project that empowers and enables local governments so they can about swiftly and early enough. this has helped to significantly reduce death tolls and injuries. >> reporter: but many want to see more. christina is in an evacuation center with her family, including her grandson who is becoming sick. she wants to know what the government will do to help in the weeks and months ahead. >> translator: we would just like the government to help us, give us enough money to start building our homes. we don't have a roof or walls. everything was swept away. >> reporter: now all they can do is wait for the rain to stop and hope they can rebuild as soon as possible. wayne haye, al jazeera, the
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philippines. we want to take you now live to london where the chinese president is addressing both houses of parliament. he began is four-day state visit to britain today. let's listen in >> translator: members of parliament, ladies and gentlemen, dear friends, good afternoon. i'm very pleased to have the opportunity to come to the british parliament and meet with all of you friends. first of all, on behalf of the chinese government and the chinese people, and in my own name, i would like to extend my warm greetings and wishes to all of you present. today i'm glad to be invited by
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her imagine industry the queen to pay a state visit to the u.k. today is my first day of visit. i have already been impressed by the vitality of u.k.-china relations, and i'm very greatly impressed by the friendship between the two peoples. i really hope through my visit our ties can further enhanced. at this moment in this historical duty, this reminds me of the peace treaty. u.k. is one of the earliest
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countries that began explorations as early as the 13th century. british parliament came into being and became one of the earliest in the world. in china, law-based governments has a long history, about 4,000 years ago, we already began a law-based governance. ancient chinese people held the philosophy that as long as we have established laws and regulations, we can properly manage the country. now chinese people are making great efforts to rule the country by law.
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we are carrying forward the fine tradition of china, but also we are learning from other countries. our purpose is to make everyone equal in front of law. we are going to accelerate the establishment of modern socialist country. we are going to promote an equal and fair society. in this regard, the authorities in both countries are going to further expand our cooperation. ladies and gentlemen, dear friends, although china and u.k. are geographically far apart, we
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share a lot in common. since the foundation of new china, we have deepened our exchanges and cooperation. u.k. is one of the earliest western countries that recognize the foundation of new china, and was of the earliest countries to establish diplomatic relations with china. u.k. attracts a lot of chinese tourists and students, and is one of the earliest e.u. countries to establish a confucius institute. u.k. is one of the earliester countries to issue the bond, and is the earliest european country to apply to join the asian
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infrastructure in the bank, so we can say that our relations are interindependent, and that even more important, review the history of our biological ties. i feel that the source of our bilateral relations, lies in the mutual understanding and the friendship between the people of the countries. during the second world war, 24 china's naval college students joined normandy any conquerer, and they were highly recognized by the relevant parties.
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and for the british side, they have also sent some people to help chinese people during the wartime. >> china's president praising the bilateral ties between the u.k. and china as we addresses the british parliament. a very rare opportunity given to a foreign leader to address both the house of laws and the house of commons. he is on a 4-day state visit to the u.k. he was greeted earlier by the queen. let's bring in charlie angela who is outside the parliament. a very lavish welcome for the chinese president. and now a very important speech before the parliament. tell us what is on the agenda of this state visit. >> reporter: so after he gives his speech to parliament, he is going to be entering into some private meeting, one will be
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with the opposition leader jeremy corbin, corbin has vowed to bring up china's poor human rights record, which president xi is finding obviously a quite awkward topic. after that he is going to be going bag to buckingham palace, sitting down with the royals, but the heir to the thrown, prince charles will not bed a tending. he is a long-time friend and supporter of the dalai lama, and in the past he has had quite a difficult relationship with president xi. so a ceremonial day. very interesting listening to this address he is giving now, in which he talked about the history between the two countries, which he wants to build on. and also said he hopes to learn from britain. after this day, it will be on to diz and down to signing those trade deals that u.k. is looking for. >> yeah, a lot of money on the
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table, charlie. billions in fact on the table. what are the chinese hoping to get out of this visit and what are the british hoping in exchange they'll get? >> reporter: well the british want cash, and they want to make china their second-biggest trading partner. they are hoping to sign off on $45 billion worth of trade and investment deals in the next few days alone. that will play for nuclear power stations and investment as well. china is getting a closer english-speaking ally in europe, and that could give them greater access to trans-atlantic deals, the ttip as it is called. they also like britain's etiquette they have called it. the way britain has dealt with cyber attacks, human rights abuses. they have been talking about
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them behind closed doors, rather than bringing them up in public like the u.s. us has sended to do. but britain is looking for cash, china, looking for, i guess a friend in the west. >> charlie thank you very much for the moment. live from there -- there from london on the chinese president's visit to the u.k. ♪ now japan's health minister says a former worker at the fukushima nuclear plant has been diagnosed with radiation-linked cancer. he is believed to be the first worker to get a cancer-related illness linked to the disaster. the facility was shut down after being severely damaged from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. families from north and south korea have met during a rare reunion at a mountain resort in north korea, divided by the korean war, the relatives
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have not seen each other for more than 60 years. harry fawcett reports. >> reporter: in a hotel north of the border that splits north korea from south, and their people from each other, deepest emotions locked up for decades rush forward. the prevailing one is love. brother to sister, parent for child, and husband for wife. this woman was three month's pregnant when her husband disappeared during the korean war. we met mother and son preparing for their journey south of the border. >> translator: back then we were only just married. we hadn't even called each other darling, not even once. >> reporter: more than 66,000 south koreans are on the list of applicants, 63,000 have died waiting. the system exists for all of this to happen more regularly. it all depends on the political climate between the koreas. >> 66,000 remain, among about
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33,000 waiting inside to meet each other. we have tried our best to make this a regular rendezvous. >> reporter: it's hard to imagine the emotional impact of these meetings, coming as they do after decades of waiting, and they are given an added poignancy by the fact they are so fleeting. just six such meetings lasting two hours each and then it will be all over. and there is a high likelihood this will be the last chance these people will ever have to meet. whole lives distilled into brief conversations, no second chances to get these moments right before they too become memories. harry fawcett, al jazeera, south korea. there's much more ahead on the al jazeera news hour. protests are growing in australia over the deportation of pregnant refugee who says she
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welcome back. a reminder of our top stories. israeli forces have used tear gas and water cannon to disperse palestinians protesters in the occupied west bank. two palestinian men have been shot dead in separate incidents. the syrian observatory for human rights says at least 45 people, including a number of civilians have been killed by russian air strikes in western syria. it happened in latakia province. and chinese president has addressed both houses of the british parliament. he is on the first day of a four-day state visit to the u.k. now canada's liberal party has swept to power in general elections ending nine years of conservative rule. opinion polls had shown that the
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liberals were on track to win, but not by such a big majority. let's bring in daniel lak in toronto for us. canada waking up to a new era in polit politics. how is it all sinking in? >> reporter: i think people are just now beginning to come to terms with the fact that they elected a majority government. a very familiar name here, trudeau. they gave justin trudeau a big majority. everyone stayed up watching this election, watching the results, and then all of it came at the end of a very long and emotional night of vote counting for canadian voters and for candidates. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: it's a new era in canadian politics. the centrist liberal party has won a majority. trudeau began in third place in
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the opinion polls but as the days and weeks went by, his party's support climbed steadily. >> canadians from all across this great country sent a clear message tonight. it's time for a change in this country my friends, a real change. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: the result was a sharp rebuke for conservative party prime minister stephen harper who first came to power in 2006. a towering figure on the right-wing of canadian politics he has cut government, taxes, and increased security. he has also become increasingly controversial. >> for the 42nd time in 148 years, canadians have chosen a national parliament. tonight's result is certainly not the one we hoped for, the people are never wrong. >> reporter: once the official opposition, the leftest new democratic party was the biggest
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looser, dropping seats and down to third place. canadian voters, it seems wanted to change. >> it reminds us how volatile the canadian public has become. what is striking about this election, is when the campaign began we had three parties all hovering around 30%. the conservatives didn't budge. the liberals went up 12, 13%. the ndp dropped 12, 13%. that was the difference. because the election was built around the main issue, whether people wanted to keep the harper government or not. you really had strategic voting on massive scale. >> reporter: so he has exceeded expectations. but the same challenges faced by stephen harper remain. low oil prices, a weakening economy, and uncertain international scene. >> so daniel, for the rest of the world how will canada be different under justin trudeau,
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how will its foreign policy in the middle east, for instance, be different? >> reporter: that was a big part of this election campaign. he has said from the outset that he didn't support the canadian military being involved in operations against isil in iraq and syria. stephen harper very firmly in support of that. so that's one thing. he is probably going to have to raise that issue fairly soon. there is a g-20 meeting coming up in turkey. other issues of foreign policy he has promised to make relations better with the united states, perhaps get some of the pipelines going that mr. harper wasn't able to get going. >> the all-important climate change conference is coming up in paris. stephen harper was criticized for his stance on the environment, how does justin trudeau's plans change that?
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>> reporter: he is obviously going to have to go to that conference in paris as canada's representative. what he said is he is going to sit down with the ten provinces that run this country. they are the ones that get to regulate things like greenhouse gas emissions, come up with a unified plan with them. that probably won't be in time ready for that conference, but he will be able to tell the world he'll take this issue a lot more seriously than stephen harper has. >> daniel lak reporting there from tonto. more than 600,000 refugees have arrived in europe this year. more than 500,000 have arrived in greece. many then take journeys north into other parts of europe. from greece more than 6,000 have con on to bulgaria. another 10,000 have travelled to macedonia, moving up to serbia,
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and more than 100,000 have registered for asylum this year. some have gone on to hungary. 1 150,000. for many the final destination, though, in germany. according to the u.n. refugee agency 226,000 are registered there, and many more are arriving every day. paul brennan has more from slovenia. >> reporter: the political, the diplomatic wrangling continues and the government here in slovenia met overnight monday into tuesday morning, an all-night crisis session and agreed to put a proposal before parliament and allow the military to patrol the border. at the moment the army is only allowed to offer logistical and technical support, but if parliament allows it, then the army will patrol alongside the police in an attempt to try to
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stem the flow of refugees from croatia in slovenia. that's because there is a backlog developing. as the refugees move on, they want to move into austria. on monday 8,000 people made the trip into slovenia, but austria only allowed 2,000 to cross. the worth now, tuesday, has cleared given the torrential rain we have seen in the recent days. the conditions we saw on that border were awful. huddled against the driving rain and in the biting cold. they waited and they waited with little or no protection against the elements, all hoping to cross the border between serbia and croatia. >> it's an on slot of people that just come and come. we don't have a chance to treat. we don't have the medicine. we don't have anymore raincoats. people are -- children of ten days old, hyperthermia, we don't
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have a blanket to give them. we need action. i mean this is -- the images speak for themselves. >> reporter: the balkan countries are in turmoil. hurn ri's decision to seal its border has meant refugees has had to find new routes. that resulted in countries quarrelling about how many people they can cope with, and how many their neighbors should also receive. croatia has now opened its border with serbia, a decision that will help relieve the pressure, but for how long. winter is almost here. refugees struggle to understand why their paths have been blocked. >> all of people here want across this area to other side. they don't want to stay in slovenia. one moment. they want to cross only. don't want money. don't want food. don't want anything. only cross! >> reporter: but a road on the slow screenian side of the
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border, a medical staging post is looking after those who do make it. red cross volunteers and police working object to to assist the cold and exhausted people. despite the best efforts to try to slow the flow of refugees across europe, they just keep coming. while we were standing here, four men came across, soaking wet, freezing cold, and arrived at this processing center. they were handed blankets. they were given some food, but now they will be moved on towards the austrian border. and you can see from the buses which are arriving here, the sloven slovenian authorities are not wasting any time. new restrictions are imposed and then relaxed suddenly. the journey from war and poverty keeps getting more uncertain. now to australia where people have been protesting
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against the deportation of a pregnant refugee who says she was raped while being held on the pacific island where australians keep refugees. andrew thomas reports from sydney. >> reporter: bring her back is the demand. the 23-year-old somali refugee has been detained on the pacific island after reaching australia by boat. she says she was raped while in detention, which resulted in her pregnancy. ten days ago the government brought her back to have an abortion, only to send her back to nauru five days later, saying she changed her mind about terminating her pregnancy. >> following consultations she provided advice that she didn't wish to proceed with the
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termination, and was then charted back to nauru. >> reporter: but they say in a letter she just wanted to make up more time to make up her mind. for most australians the refugees being held in nauru are out of sight, out of mind. but what little is known of the woman and her plight means her story has cut through. ♪ >> reporter: as well as protests on the streets, video are being shared online. there are precipitations too, and some opposition politicians have been scathing towards the government. >> there was no scheduled timing for a procedure. >> so she didn't meet your abortion deadline. so that's it. fly her out of the country? it's pretty harsh. >> reporter: on monday, australia launched its bid to sit on the united nations human rights council, with it's own
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attitudes that is in the spotlight. france's national front leader marine le pen has appeared before a court accused of inciting racial hatred. during a meeting in 2010 she likened muslims praying in the streets of france to the nazi occasion. >> reporter: the charges of inciting racial hatred date back to 2010 when marine le pen was vying for leadership of her party. the comments were not caught on camera, but according to eyewitnesses, she compared prayers that were being held out on the streets in three french cities by members of those cities, muslim communities as being like a nazi occupation. according to the human rights groups involved in bringing this case against marine le pen, these muslim communities were holding prayers outside on the streets, purely because of a
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lack of mosque space in order for them to worship. she has responded to these allegations very angrily indeed. when she arrived here at the court earlier, this is what she had to say to a large number of international media ready to meet her. >> translator: those who brought me in front of the court are to blame for a violation of freedom of expression in this country and for preventing a representative of millions of french people for standing up for the values of the individual. i have not committed any crime, and that is what i will tell the court. >> reporter: it has been a long road for the four different organizations that have brought charges against marine le pen. they are made up of anti-racist and human rights groups. they tried to bring charges in 2011, but they were dropped by this court. it was only after she lost political immunity as a member
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of parliament that these charges were able to be brought. according to her lawyer, the organizations responsible for bringing these charges don't have any legal right to do so, but if she is found guilty, she could end up facing a year in prison or a fine of $50,000. her supporters say this is a political smear campaign, deliberately designed to undermine her and her support base ahead of regional elections in december, but marine le pen has her sites set on the presidential election in two year's time. the case here continues. a verdict is expected later in the month. still ahead on the news hour, we report on a difficult battle to protect elephants from poachers armed with poison in zimbabwe. and arsenal aim to stop munich on tuesday, jo will have more on that in sports. do stay with us. we're back after the break. ♪
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buffalos. she and ere elephants aren't safe from poachers. criminal syndicates have been putting cyanide in water, salt licks and fruit eaten by elephants. it's a devastating blow for people on the front line trying to protect wildlife. >> you have got to be optimistic in this game. if you are not optimistic, then you shouldn't be in the industry. obviously -- it's not a great picture that is out there, but we remain positive in the fact that we will keep on fighting and keep on protecting and it doesn't matter what text. i'm not prepared to give up. we have gone -- you know, we have been on a very hard long tough journey so far, and there's no way we are going to spot. >> reporter: some poachers are caught or killed fighting rangers. but it's hard to stay one step ahead of the poachers. >> we need now to get into applying sophisticated
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strategies to track down some of these poachers, so the issue of the drones and also the use of aircraft is something that we are moving towards. don't appreciate also that we have a porous border. on the zambian side and bots roy that. this is where most of the poachers come from. >> reporter: they say there isn't enough money to cope with the spike in cyanide cases. the negative perception some have about zimbabwe has effected the number of tourists coming here. the money coming from the tourists help pay these rangers, and help secure the area to protect the elephants. all animals are vulnerable. what is making it even more of a challenge is that poachers seem
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to target fewer animals at a time, possibly to avoid detection. haru mutasa, al jazeera. an attempt to catch up on sport now. >> thank you. the election to decide the next president of fifa will go ahead as planned on february 26th. from sewer rick lee wellings reports. >> reporter: the beleaguered organization, went to put on a brave face and pick up the pieces. fifa's decision to press ahead with the election of a new president on february 26th. they have taken such a battering nobody could represent them for the cameras.
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the statement confirmed: the door left slightly ajar for platini as they will reconsider if his ban is lifted in time. the deadline remains next monday. in a letter seen by al jazeera, asia football president has asked people whether they think he should run. if he does stand his support means he will be the favorite ahead of jordan's prince ali. they updates executives on its progress, still convinced it can change this organization internally. but it's the external pressure from the u.s. and swiss officials that have decimated the power of fifa. and their investigations continue relentlessly. the current committee will
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reconvene in early december. and ultimately it's not just the leaves that have fallen, leaving the organization in the worst crisis in its 111 year history. lee wellings joins us now live from zurich. we're hearing the ethics committee has made some decisions tell us about that. >> reporter: barely goes by without more activity. and this is going to come from the ethics committee on wednesday. remember, the ethics committee set up independently, desperate to prove its independence for years. sepp blatter played a part in setting it up. they want to use the transparency that the executive committee have allowed in their meetings. they can use this by giving more names. there could be as many as 80
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names, i'm hearing. how will the ethics committee then go about getting as much information as they want while still protecting some of the information they need to hold on to. they are investigating things before making decisions, so they can't give all of the information we might want. will there be further revelat n revelations about blatter and platini, we're not sure. >> yeah, more drama there. for now, lee wellings thank you very much. tuesday's season's returns to action. carey brown is at the emirates stadium. >> reporter: [ inaudible ] will make his debut for arsenal here tonight. arsenal have failed to win a
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single point in the opening two games. they certainly will not underestimaunderes underestimate buy earn munich. he says this is the best equipped side he has encountered. but they have to contain the threat of robin. he has scored a remarkable 15 goals in games for his country. well as arsenal takes chair first points, the opponents who beat them, play each other.
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>> we need to win matches. we need to win matches in the premier league to improve our position. we need to win points in the champions league to qualify, so that's what we need is to improve the results. in the major league baseball playoffs, the toronto blew jays could level their american league championships series at 2-2. raul reports. >> reporter: on the day when a new era began for canadian politics, game 3 of this championship series, represented a fresh start for the country's only major league baseball team. 2-0 down in their best of 7 series against the kansas city royals. monday finally sue the jays playing like the team that finished top of the american league east in regular season. a great catch in the 1st inning.
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judging by the reaction of toronto's players, it might well have changed the entire mood. the mood on monday was definitely one of celebration after the 3rd inning. homers for three and two runs, saw toronto effectively out of sight. 9-2 their lead even before half of the game was completed. and then there was a third and final home run. final score 11-8 toronto. >> it's pretty special you know what i mean? we were down 2-0 we realized that. and to go out there, and to see the bats be swung like they were, and to see the defense play behind me, it just carried this momentum into the next couple of games. >> reporter: for the first time in 22 years, the blue jays were in real danger of going out, but
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now their hopes of a world series for the first time since 1993 are very much alive. there is more sport on our website, check out we have blogs and videos from our correspondent around the world. that address again, and that is all the sport for now. more a bit later. >> jo thank you very much indeed. they are known as man's best friend, but where did dogs actually originate. well they can trace their histo history near nepal. it is thought they were originally wild wolves that are
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palestinians protest against israeli security clampdown as violence continues in the occupied west bank. ♪ hello there i'm julie mcdonald, this is al jazeera live from london. also coming up. britain reaches out to china, giving the president all of the pomp and ceremony of a state visit. justin trudeau swept to power in canada, ending a decade of conserviv