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>> welcome to doha. this is the news hour on al jazeera. a powerful earthquake shakes afghanistan and pakistan at least 190 people are dead. also evidence of genocide coordinated by the myanmar government against the rohingya people, an al jazeera exclusive. a gun battle in southern turkey. two officers and several suspected isil fighters have
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been killed. and a food warning as a report finds processed meat can cause cancer. >> so let's start with that massive earthquake that has shaken south asia. the epicenter is in northeast afghanistan. the geological survey said that it was magnitude 7.5. the chief octobertive has appealed for doctors, local businesses and international aid groups to help. well, the quake's impact has been felt in neighboring pakistan, india. so far at least 190 people have been killed in over 800 injured. caroline malone has the details. it was a strong earthquake with an epicenter in afghanistan, but it caused damage in parts of pakistan and was felt hundreds of kilometers away in the indian capital of
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new delhi. buildings were damaged across the region and there were fears that africa shocks could shake foundations even more. >> it was a severe earthquake. we told the students, they all started going out. we rushed down an amid the shouting and screaming. it lasted for around a minute or more. there were extremely severe shocks after five minutes when they went up the building had suffered severe damage. there were cracks in the walls. >> the power has been cut and phone lines are down in parts of a. the underground trainline has been temporarily halted through the indian capital. it's a seismically active region. ten years ago a similar strength quake hit northern pakistan killing 75,000 people. this quake was at a depth of more than 200 kilometers meaning less of an effect on the surface but initial reports suggest there has been a lot of damage. caroline myanmar government loan, al jazeera.
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>> extensive coverage on this story from our correspondenc correspondents. but first to jennifer glasse in the capital of afghanistan, kabul. quite a few kilometers away epicenter, but you still felt it, jennifer? >> we did, kamal. we felt it here in kabul. it was 250 kilometers northeast of here. but here buildings shook, cars rocked back and forth. it was quite frightening. it had to be more frightening close to the epicenter deep within the hindu kush mountains. one of the most tragic really
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parts of the day, 12 school children in northern afghanistan actually were killed when they panicked, when the earthquake started, and the stampede broke out at their school as the girls tried to get out. 12 killed and 20 injured. horrible stories that we're hearing in afghanistan around this powerful earthquake. >> that's jennifer glasse with a live update from kabul. as we're hearing most of the casualties have been in pakistan. kamal hyder has more with the latest from afghanistan. >> the earthquake was felt over afghanistan and up through punjab as well as the provincial capital of the province also in islamabad people panicked and when the earthquake struck. now according to the latest report, the death toll has been mounting, hundreds are injured,
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and the reports are coming in from the remote locations. we also have reports of major landslides u that have blocked access to many cities. the expectation that the death toll likely to mount even further emergency situation in the hospitals and of course emergency services also trying to put inaccurate number on the number of people killed and wounded. >> on the phone now the aids organization in pakistan, thank you for your time. tell us about the reactions that you have put in place since the earthquake struck. >> are you there? >> yes, in.
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[ indiscernible report ] >> i'm going to have to interrupt you because the phone line is particularly bad, we're struggling to hear what you're saying. i do thank you for giving us your time today if you can still hear me. well, the earthquake shook northern india with tremors that lasted a minute there. we have more from new delhi. >> tremors felt for 40 seconds in new delhi when an earthquake hit afghanistan-pakistan border on monday afternoon.
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panic across the northern belt of india in states of punjab and casimir. we've heard in the early stages suggestions that power lines were down as well as telecom problems. offer, there are no reports of loss of life and widespread damage to property. the indian government is looking to assess the situation, and has offered support to neighboring afghanistan and pakistan highlighting the regional threat that these regional disasters pose and the kind of fears that are spread across the region. >> well, the earthquake was felt north of afghanistan. people rushed out into the streets of the capital for safety after buildings shook. the province where the quake
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centered borders the area. at least 150 people have been killed in pakistan, 800 injured in afghanistan. 40 people have died. the epicenter was just a few hundred kilometers from the 7.6 magnitude quake that struck seven years ago in october 2005 which killed 75,000 and displaced some 3.5 million more. in the news ahead then there were two, argentina's presidential election goes to a run off for the first time. >> we're in central baghdad where fathers and sons have for generations turned sheets of copper into works of art. coming up, find out why so few of the artisans remain. and sports news as well. louis hamilton with his third
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formula 1 title. details in the hour. >> we're moving into other news. there is strong evidence of genocide in myanmar against its rohingya minority. that's according to a report by the yale university law school. obtained exclusively biage's investigative unit. it blames the government for the crime against 1 million muslim rohingya who live in the west of the country. we have the exclusive report from myanmar. >> this baby is malnourished. but there is plenty of food in a nearby town. this woman is hemorrhaging after losing her baby. but the local hospital wouldn't treat her. this woman has an undiagnosed illness due can't afford to pay the bribes to get
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to the doctor. 130,000 rohingya are prisoners in their homeland. >> there are people who need to see medical professions, and they're unable to do that because of policy that deprives them of access to healthcare. when you can find a group of people--when you confine a group of people to displacement camps and deprive them of needs for survival, it will have its impact. >> the conditions are deplorable, but the difference here is that the conditions are avoidable and the result of government policy. in 2012 violence erupted in this region of myanmar causing people to flee to camps. while born and brought up here, the government consider the rohingya as immigrants from bangladesh. they say those who can't produce documents proving their ancest ancestors lived here more than
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60 years ago should be placed in camps or sent abroad. for most it's an impossible task. it's a time when few had any papers. such a policy has led to accusations that the government is trying to destroy the rohingya as a people. >> these acts will lead to a slow death of the victims. that's where the destruction in whole or part comes from. >> over the last eight months they have been analyzing recent events in myanmar and genocide. they would have to show an intent to destroy the rohingya. >> we believe we have evidence of genocide in myanmar given the scale and the way people and government talk about the rohingya, we believe we can show that intent is present. >> the icon of democracy has ignored the plight of rohingya.
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like many world leaders they prefer to engage with former military rulers rather than stand up for the rights of a powerless people. al jazeera, western myanmar. >> we spoke with deputy attorney general who said that those accused to face justice the international criminal court would have to get involved. >> it does have jurisdiction over crime of genocide and it would come when a charge is made against another. that's one way to convince the prosecutor of the is criminal court to make a case. the difficulty that we have is that this is a political
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decision really more than a legal one, and at present it's hard to identify dynamic that is going to cause a country to want to put in hawk the leaders of myanmar. what is in it for them? they are not powerful. they're not sitting on oil wells or whatever, and we have to face the inevitability of politics entering into the reinforcement decision. >> al jazeera has made several requests for comment from the myanmar government but has received no response. you can see the full documentary at those times on screen. the first time is 2000 gmt. two turkish policemen have been killed during a shootout with suspected isil fighters. police say they were carrying out raids on the outskirts of the city when the gun battle broke out.
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>> sustained gunfire echoed around the neighborhood. two police officers were killed by booby trap bombs as they broke down a door of one apartment. seven suspected members of isil were killed in the shoot out that followed, according to the police. >> this was a very important operation planned and conducted successfully. two important isil groups have been neutralized. >> these raids were among a serious that have taken across turkey in the wake of the suicide-bombing in ankara that killed 102 people. the government said that isil was responsible. this is the first time on turkish soil that there has been a shootout involving isil. it highlights the increasing threat that the group poses to the country adding to the
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security headache another election here on sunday. then in mid-november world leaders had t head to the coast for the g-20 summit. >> the idea of isil cells inside turkey, the government must have been worried about this for some time. they must have been thinking about it. do you think they have been quick enough to respond to this sort of thing? >> yes, but at first i have to say this, this is not the first attack. if you may remember in early 2014 there was an attack in turkey, and in that attack two were killed by isis militants. so this was an early attack. but today if--as you know in
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ankara two suicide-bombers they killed 100 people. after that attack we understand that these two guys, they were admitted on base. after ankara attacks, the government in ankara, there has been reluctance to fight against isis. all these things should be understand after this in today's clashes, this was a clash
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between police units and militants. and according to the-- >> this is lead to go what i want to ask you, from your knowledge and the research you do, how deeply do you think isil is in turkey. how far have they infiltrated, if i can use that word? >> we have to understand the isis strategy. they are not looking for attacks terrorist attacks in turkey. they're trying to use turkey as a support base and human pool to export the ideas and to export the material power to the other
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parts of the region and the world so i think in turkey isis has been trying to create a passion this sort of attacks targeted violence. there are political differences between leftests and rightists, and corruption in parts of turkey. this provides good. >> we thank you for your time from istanbul today. >> thank you, sir.
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>> now oman said it is ready to make any effort it can to help find a solution to the syrian war. they have been meeting the president bashar al-assad in damascus. they say a solution is possible but it depends on defeating what it calls terrorism. rebels imany in the international community say there is no role for assad in syria. israeli army said a man tried to stab a soldier. elsewhere a 20-year-old palestinian man was shot dead by security forces. israel said that the alleged attacker seriously wounded a 19-year-old soldier. the two incidents add to the escalating violence in israel and the occupied territories since the beginning of october. belgium police have detained a man suspected of trying to attack an army barracks. they tried to crash a car through the gates south of brussels.
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guards fired warning shots before he fled the scene abandoning the car. there are no indications of a terrorist motive and no explosives have been found either. the research on cancer has released a report that says processed meats could cause cancer. processed meats have been given the highest level of carcinogens with red meat one point blow. >> the international agency for research on cancer, which is part of the "world health organization," has classified processed meat as a cancer causing substance. if you eat 50 grams of processed meat a day it will increase the chances of developing cancer of the colon by 18%. in countries in thailand where cheap but event meatballs and sausages are a large part of
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many people's diet it's a concerning development. >> in the morning we have to hurry to go somewhere, parents tend to buy something easy for children to eat, so this might be the cause of sausage or processed meat every day. >> processed meat is preserved by adding chemicals, salt or smoking it. it's now blazed here among a list of things that are definitely ca carsgenic to communities. it rates along with asbestos and red meat including beef, lamb and pork is in the next list of things that probably cause cancer like herb sides, lead compounds, malaria, and working night shifts. before the official announcement the meat industry in the u.s. spoke out to try to discredit the findings. >> it is our job to find cancer
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hazards. but the body of scientific evidence shows that red and processed meats can be part of a healthy and balanced diet. >> this is the not the first time that certain types of meat is linked to types of cancer. according to the united nations cancer wen eating of meats went up 23%. this focused on meats but not the lifestyle choices that people who ate a lot of meat might also be making. the classifications help governments around the world find ways to make their populations healthier. this report will give them plenty to consider. al jazeera, bangkok. >> argentinians must vote again for the next president after the first round of voting led to a run off.
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daniel scioli ran neck and neck with mauricio. >> they were forced to a second round. the first in argentinian history. >> i invite to you conquer our future. i ask you now today to take the years that it takes, and we won't stop until we achieve it. i promise you we're going to be a little better. >> his followers celebrate until late at night. many could not believe what was going on. >> we're going to go to our historic election and we're going to win. we're going to win the presidency, and we're going to be an excellent government. but at the front for victory headquarters the scene was completely different. daniel scioli, cristina
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kirchner's hand picked succeeder is promising reform. >> with all of my experience i ask to vote for this agenda for great future for argentinian development. >> until a few minutes ago this place was filled with people expressing their support for daniel scioli, now they're leaving obviously disappointed because they expected to get a lot more votes. some saying that they're getting ready for their run off in november. >> this is the way democracy works. we'll have to convince team that ours is the better choice. >> analysts say that the big challenge is the power christina kitchechristine kitchener will have when she hands over the power in november. >> in november after the run off the problem is governor ability. she'll continue to have power
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and influence. she wants to come back in 2019, and it will be difficult for any president. >> what is left to go, both candidates will now use this time to fight hard for the presidency. al jazeera, buenos aries. >> adequate mall lans were very clear about their choice for president giving a landslide win to conservative politician. morales would take the vote. this from david mercer in guatemala city. >> celebrations in the streets of guatemala city as jimmy morales savors his presidential victory. many view him as a hero, a man of humble beginnings who will lead the country for the next four years. >> we are all happy. jimmy morales, aside from being an academic is an artist. he is a sensible man.
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we know that he'll act with love in his heart towards us and his country. >> former television comedian morales clinched the vote in the second round of presidential elections on sunday. the 46-year-old beat out his political rivals sandra torres winning more than double the number of votes that torres received. >> we've been blessed today with a beautiful day. let's do everything in our power so the next few years will be the best for guatemala. because constructing guatemala is not a job for one man or two men. it's a job in each and every citizen of this great nation. >> earlier on sunday the political outer drew a crowd as he cast his vote in guatemala city. his lack of political experience won him support from many guatemalans tired of a political establishment seen as corrupt. >> we've seen someone who does not have a strong political party. he spent very little. he goes against the mantra that
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you must spend more than your opponent. this man has won by a huge amount. the people have chosen the only candidate who has not part of the traditional political class. >> corruption brought down guatemala's president. he is now in prison awaiting trial on charges of tax fraud. the scandal led to the largest protest in guatemalan history with tens of thousands of people taking to the streets to demand an end of political corruption. morales will take office in january. but he's not in for an easy ride. he'll have to face limited resources and a divided congress. david mercer, al jazeera, guatemala city. >> in the news ahead how endangered birds could be under further threat because of u.s. plans to promote wind energy.
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and the mighty all blacks of new zealand in the rugby cup world finals. we have more on the way.
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>> here on the news hour in al jazeera. these are the top stories. the 7.5 magnitude earthquake has killed 150 people in afghanistan and pakistan. the impact could be felt in northern india strong evidence of genocide against the rohingya. the report by yale university law school blame the government for the crime against the rohingya who live in the west of myanmar. two turkish police have been killed in a shootout with suspected isil fighters. police say seven isil members have been killed and three have been captured alive.
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>> e.u. and balkan leaders met on sunday and agreed on new measures to help the refugee crisis facing europe. they have warned that the system will only work if implemented throughout the region.
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>> officers will monday for numbers of people and share that information with other authorities. let's talk with robin walker who is on the border with thousands of refugees continue to cross. robin, we'll talk more about these sorts of measures and what they may and may not do at the moment. >> yes, we're at the holding
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center. and every few hours we're seeing hundreds of refugees arrive they just cross over from slovenia into croatia. this is the first place they go after being held in a field for up to ten hours at a time. and then they're moved on by foot to places like this. i'm going to step aside, and you can see more about what is going on behind me. you can make out the riot police who are holding back several hundred men. women and children have been allowed to go through first as they've been able to use toilets for the first time. then over to the right you can see the relief aid that has been handed out to them. they're getting bread, water, and apples. that's probably the first decent
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meal, if you can call it that, that they've had for some time. and then it will be held in this place again a night out under the stars, it looks like. it looks like some people are able to stay in the building under a roof, but most people are kept out and will have another night out in the cold because they'll be waiting here for some time before the next train arrives to take them on with what is their journey westward to the austrian border and then on in to germany. >> how would you say-- >> if i could say-- >> let me jump in a second and ask you how you think the slovenia authorities are dealing with the challenge. when the camera panned around, it looked fairly orderly. it's not an ideal situation for anyone, but are they coping well with this? >> i think that the security
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operation is looking good. i mean, you know, they appear to have the crowd control working well. it's the concerns that have been by the volunteers and the relief agencies is that there isn't enough in terms of humanitarian support for them they're doing what they can, and they're prevented from actually accessing the people in giving them assistance, giving support where it's needed. so it's the humanitarian side that needs to catch up with the very robust military and police presence to an outsider, to me and probably to most people watching its disheartening, really, when you see the divide between the people who come in,
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they're so tired. they're so hungry, and they're being corralled like livestock from point a to point b. the police and aid workers all have got face masks on presumably to protect themselves against diseases and germans. but they're people just like you and i who heard the reports. there might be fears of tuberculosis, but the image that it gives, even if it's not intended, is that these people are some how less than human. it's a sad fact, but that is the way that it is happening. because the vast numbers that are going through and the enormous difficulties, that slovenias are dealing with. 15,000 came in on sunday alone.
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>> thank you, robin there in we go to brussels now. the secretary general of the european counsel on refugees in exile. you'll heard about the reality on the ground. do you think that the measures that are now being taken or will be taken by the e.u. will make a difference, i guess? >> well, i guess it would make a difference on who it should make a difference for. >> as your reporter mentioned we have people who are going to spend another night out sleeping rough in a wet field. you have people lining up who are not being treated with dignity, but in a sub human fashion. it is difficult to see how this kind of a reaction to people fleeing war and persecution is
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going to make their situation better. >> to look at it from the european's point of view they're looking at people who are fleeing war, but they're looking at it from a mechanics point of view. having to deal with them. now this group comes in and helps with the fingerprinting and paperwork, this is a positive step, is it not? >> it is positive from a administrator's standpoint. people should be taken through that type of a process, but again we're talking about people. people are not commodities or cattle, as your reporter mentioned. that's part of the problem. that's part of the problem why they're moving on wards because they have not been given reception that they need. they have not been given the help that they need so they continue to move on. they have no other choice. >> your view is that europe is looking at this as a problem rather than as putting it--maybe
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looking at it with their heads rather than their hearts. let's put it that way. >> that may be one way to look at it. the other thing is that they're starting to make moves in the right direction. but this is a situation that should have been dealt with years ago. the fact that there are no reception facilities. the fact that people are having to be outside in the cold, children, women, men, it's time for europe to do it something. it's time for the members states to step forward. it's high time. >> and. >> and do what? what would it be? >> that's why we need an european solution. the reason that people are moving on wards. the reason they're going to austria and germany is because it is a place they find safety, that accommodation is not there. it is not in greece.
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it's not in slovenia at the moment. this perception must be created. it should have been there yesterday. >> thank you for joining us from brussels on the news hour. thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> now, wind energy is one of the cleanest and increasingly cost effective ways to generate electricity. more and more wind turbines have been built. meanwhile, these wind turbines kill birds even many who are protectedly but. we have reports from northern cal. >> just east of san francisco the open landscape is dominated by more than 5,000 wind turbines. the pass is also a prime habitat for the majestic bird admirers call the lyon of the sky. the golden eagle so protected,
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2,000 golden eagles and raptors were killed by turbine blades. wildlife biologists when erected here no one realized the deadly toll they would take. the u.s. government has taken wind farm operators short term permits to allow a small number of accidental killings. as older models like these are most balanced and dismantled, companies are working on newer versions that are bigger and safer. hundreds will be replaced here by 48 new machines producing twice as much energy. enough to power google's headquarters nearby. the new towers stand tall enough for birds to avoid their blades
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as they swoop down on the prey. >> death rates have been lower substantially. whether they have been lowered enough to the point of population stability, we don't know yet. >> another alternative yet to be tested is a turbine housed inside of a metal shroud that could further reduce the risk to birds. then there is this experiment launched by google. small scale wind turbines attached to tethers that carry the wind power to the ground. >> they're generating energy flying in a cycle. it seems too good to be true but it's working. >> but it may pose an added risk to birds who die in the millions each year for hitting communications powers along their migration paths from north to south america. >> all your sports news to come on the news hour, and there is a new surprise entrance in the fifa presidential race just
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hours before the deadline. we'll have all the details in a moment. moment.
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>> sana here to talk sport. what is happening with fifa now? >> there have been new developments. uefa has given their support to gianni infantino for fifa
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president. platini said he'll still run despite being suspended for 90 days for the payment from youth going president sepp blatter. sheikh salmon has put in his name for president. we have more from outside of fifa's headquarters in zurich. >> the aim of this election is to bring transparency to fifa, but it's been another day of intrigue and confusing messages. the main story this morning with sheik salman was going to run for the presidency here.
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before he had thrown his backing behind the you fay with a president michel platini, but with him now suspended, he said he had been encouraged to run for the presidency himself. that followed then you fay with a holding an emergency executive committee teleconference in which uefa put their weight behind gianni infantino. with platini suspended uefa fear that p latini will not be able to run for the next fifa president. >> after winning in action packed grand prix, showing his skill as both the start and finish of the race i austin, texas. >> louis hamilton's crew was just as excited as the driver
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was on the austin circuit. >> three times champion. >> it's the greatest moment. >> the greatest moment of his life was set up by another one of his greatest drives. qualifying in the race to place within hours of each other, hamilton was still at risk from the start in the tricky conditions. he grabbed the lead from second place on the grid as he banged wheels with rosberg in the first corner, forcing his team plate white and back to fourth shot--wide and back to fourth spot. he would regain the lead again following the pit stops. but the first of two safety cars brought hamill to hamilton right back in the race. hamilton took full advantage. weaving his way through the field and getting himself in second spot.
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it is still seen that rosberg was heading for certain victory until he hit are a crucial era running wide. after a late pit stop, he seized his opportunity. over come with emotion. hamilton let pop star elton john know how it felt to him. >> i can't say how much this means, how they've taken me on board and nurtured me with a car. i love you guys. thank you so much for everything you do for me. >> the win not only saw hamilton become back-to-back champion. but he became the first driver to win ten or more races in successive seasons.
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>> hamilton's third world time puts him along side five other drivers to reach the feat brabham, stewart, piquet and senna and hamilton. hamilton is one title behind frenchman prost and sebastian vettel. juan manuel fangio dominated the first decade of formula one racing in the 19 50's with five world titles but no one has won more championships than michael schumaker. he has four more wins than hamilton. schumacher is still being cared for at home since his skiing accident two years ago. australia will play new zealand in the final of the rugby world cup. the wallabies beat argentina 2
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29-15 for the semifinal. >> argentina brought sunshine to they tournament for their fans with a team ready to play. featuring the semifinal will take them further in the world cup than ever before. australia returns expecting a better performance and a win with a showdown against new zealand. >> within ten minutes australia had a second try. argentina's problems were mounting. they lost star player and captain to injury and a player to the sin bin.
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while argentina were down to 14 men, though, australia exploited the opportunity with a second try for ashton cooper and the halftime lead. sánchez is buil mr. reliable and was giving his team hope. but finally australia brought the resistence for good. performing heroics to hold on and hold on before finally the world reached ashley cooper. the hat trick for him. australia into the final. with victory by 29 points to 15. >> i just think that guys are playing for each other, and that they want to play for australia. and they're committed when they run out on the field. it has not always been perfect, but the commitment is there. that's the basis. to be committed for your teammates, contact sport. >> australians new they had to right their game after that
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narrow escape against scotland. now they can look forward to topple the all blacks on saturday. the winner of that one will lift the trophy for a record third time. lee wellings, al jazeera, in london. >> pulling a hat trick, the star is now level b at the top of the league scoring 12 of 13 goals. dortmund are second in the table behind bayern munich. pakistan has gone up in their best after winning the second test in dubai by 178 runs. the final day for chasing targets to win the match. they continued as long as they
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could, but with six and a half overs left in play until the last wicket to fall, they were out for 61. sri lanka has swept their series against the west indies after winning the second test againsin colombo. they started the final day chasing 244 for the win. they collapsed and were eventually all out for 171. crowns racing champion for the second consecutive year. they saw 40 other athletes from 18 countries to who come to win the competition in california. and there is more sport on our
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website. you can check out we've got blogs and videos from our correspondents from around the world. that's it for me, kamal. >> thank you very much, indeed--happhappy birthday, by the way. for centuries she's embarrassed now. for generations some of the best artisans worked in central baghdad. but the industry is now in danger of vanishing forever. >> for 40 years, he has hammered sheets of capper into works of art. the intricate hand work was taught to him by his father, who learned from his father. he has worked in this stall for as long as anyone can remember, but he is afraid that he's the last one. >> my sons are not going to follow my footsteps. unfortunately, they believe this profession is going to be extinct. there are just a handful of us
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artisans remaining due to economic conditions of the country as well as a lack of foreign tourists. >> baghdad's market has been around for century. all sorts of goods are sold here but for generations it was the top destination for traders from across the middle east looking for copper handy crafts. that only started to change with the u.s.-led gulf war in the 1990s. at the time there were hundreds of stalls selling handmade copper goods in the market. now only 18 shops remain with five crafting new pieces. >> the artisans of the copper market say it's not just successsive wars, economic sanctions and lack of tourism that has hurt their profession, but it's cheaply-produced goods
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that hurt their business. >> these goods made in india, he is left to sell them to keep his business afloat. >> i've sent so many ours making the piece. i know each sharp detail of it. i dare machines to craft beautiful right like this. >> they are calling on the government to invest in the industry, but few have hope that it will, and the craftmanship will soon disappear for good. al jazeera, in central baghdad. >> just a quick reminder of our top story, the southeastern
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earthquake that has effected afghanistan, pakistan and india. we'll have more on that in just a few moments' time.
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>> an earthquake in south asia kill at least 200 people. >> a gun battle in southern turkey why two police officers and seven isil fetterers killed. processed meat is linked to cancer and the "world health organization" say