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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello there, and welcome to the news hour, i'm shiulie ghosh in doha with the top stories. the u.s. says it will step up its air campaign against isil. picking through the rubble of an earthquake thousands of people remain trapped. plus . . . israeli forces fire tear gas at palestinian protesters marking a day of rage across the occupied
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territories. and china summons the u.s. ambassador after the u.s. sailed a warship close to disputed islands. ♪ now the u.s. defense secretary says washington expects to boost the intentionty of the coalition air campaign against the islamic state of iraq and the levant. ash carter also said that russian military action in syria won't deter the u.s. we have got live -- well, the general has also been giving evidence there. let's get more from rosiland jordan who is in washington, d.c. for us. so rosalyn tell us more. >> reporter: the defense secretary and the chairman of the joints chief of staff are both reiterating that in their
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view, isil presents a fundamental security threat to the united states and to its allies, and that the efforts so far to try to contain and then destroy isil have not been as effective as one would have hoped, and so they are saying that while no final decision has been made by the white house, they are very strongly leaning towards having more of a robust u.s. involvement in the fight against isil, perhaps beyond the ongoing air war. here is a little more of the discussion about what the u.s. is doing about isil earlier in this morning's session. >> with respect to the title 10 forces that the department of defense trains and equips in syria, they have not come under attack -- >> none of the moderate forces that we have trained have come under attack from russia in the air. >> not from our title 10
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program, no. >> that's fascinating. >> and one top official has advocated embedding u.s. to fight isil. >> reporter: there are reports coming out today in washington suggesting that the defense department is thinking that the air strikes alone just aren't doing enough, and that even though there is this hope that iraqi forces and moderate syrian rebel forces could be more aggressive in going after isil targets, the conclusion according to the reports is that it's just not enough, and that it's going to take american fire power to actually bring isil to heel. again, these are reports. they haven't really delved into this question during this morning's briefing, but there does seem to be this momentum towards trying to get u.s. troops more actively involved. in fact just this past friday when ash carter was briefing
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reporters at the pentagon, he suggested that we would be seeing more involvement by u.s. forces in these attacks on isil forces, not just leaving it up to the iraqis or the kurd peshmerga to do the heavy lift as it were. >> roslyn thank you for that. russian foreign minister has called for greater cooperation on the fight against isil and the syria war. he has called for iran to be involved in the next round of talks with the u.s. and saudi arabia. >> translator: it's very important to unite all and in all directions and to terrorists and here we need to be clear and join our efforts instead of trying to say that there are good terrorists and that they shouldn't be touched, so inclusion should be present in this anti-terrorist fight, all parties should unite around the
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task. >> peter tell us more about lavrov's statement. >> reporter: don't forget iran is providing the troops on the battlefield. russia is providing the air support, and they both state they are there to stop syria becoming a vacuum and home to -- to jihadist movements. they want to see iran given more of a diplomatic role to be part of the meetings that have been picking up now for the last -- for the last month. there is a possible meeting in if vienna on friday. turkey, saudi arabia, russia, and the united states. but russia will be very, very anxious to see iran and egypt enter those -- enter those negotiations, enter those talks and help russia back up with its version of the final events there. >> yeah, one of the problems for
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russia is that, you know, it is pushing the idea of president assad being part of any political transition, but that has been flatly rejected by some players. >> that's right. flatly rejected by -- by turkey, especially by saudi arabia. now there has been a leaked report of russian proposals that they are prepared to put forward at some stage, and putin addresses this. he says that putin is to guarantee that assad will not be nominated and will not run for the presidential elections, but others allied related to him can, and crucially it doesn't time when -- when assad would drop out of the transitional powers, and as far as the others are concerned, america and turkey, and saudi, russia can't play a role in this. russia is an occupying force and it still backs assad, and really cannot expect to -- to effect the outcome of -- of -- of
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talks, and allow president assad to continue on even up to the transitional phase. >> peter thank you for that. peter sharp in moscow there. let's bring some live pictures now. these are pictures coming to us out of new york where the undersecurity council has been getting a briefing on the situation in syria with particular emphasis on the grim humanitarian situation. as we know, it is a bad situation over there, what has the u.n. been hearing? >> reporter: this was a briefing to the security council by steven o'brien, the u.n. undersecretary general of humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator. he painted a very grim picture of the humanitarian situation in syria right now. he reaffirmed the latest estimates are that just in the past few weeks, more than 120,000 syrians have been
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displaced from their homes. mostly in the northern part of the country. and let me give you a couple more numbers that rebriefed the security council on. he said that over 45,000 people have been displaced from the southern outskirts of aleppo after a government offensive last week, but then he also said beyond aleppo, more than 80,000 people displaced as violence continues in the north and southern regions since early october. so beyond that, thousands more, he said, displaced in homs and rural damascus as well. so the situation on the violence as the air -- russian air campaign and government offenses continue, mostly in that region, continue to displace thousands and thousands of people in syria. overall 6.5 million syrians displaced within the country. steven o'brien said -- warned
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the security council not to become complacent. >> we all need to guard against becoming numb to the impact of this conflict, given the vast numbers and the sense of political impasse. yet recent developments in syria are a telling reminder that it is ordinary men, women, and children to continue to bare the brunt of this conflict. living conditions continue to deteriorate sharply. entire neighborhoods and communities at risk from explosive weapons. over 11 million in need of health assistance, including 25,000 trauma cases per month. nearly 9 million people are unable to meet their basic food needs. >> as steven o'brien was pointing out there, it is ordinary people, civilians who are hit hardest by this war. >> reporter: that's right. there are over 13 million syrians, steven o'brien said
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that are in need of some sort of protection or humanitarian assistance, and it's getting worse. he said that is an increase of about 1.2 million in the last few months. syrians are having to look elsewhere to find protection over the 680,000 refugees that have fled to the mediterranean. o'brien said over 50% are syrian. >> gabriel thank you for that. coming up here on the program, a hospital in yemen run by doctors without borders has been hit by saudi-lead coalition air strikes. plus we'll bring you the second part of our investigation against myanmar's muslim genocide. and the fifa presidential election, some surprises entries. we'll tell you who later on in the program. ♪
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now we're getting reports that a helicopter carrying military leaders in libya has crashed near the capitol tripoli. there were 20 people on board. one of them was the commander of its western military region. and we'll bring you more on that when we get it. now emergency teams in afghanistan and pakistan are scrambling to reach people trapped by monday's earthquake and get aid to those in need. so far at least 379 have died. the quake affected a wide area of mountainous terrain that is difficult to get to. some of it controlled by the taliban. we'll hear from jennifer glasse in a moment. but camel heidler is in this province. >> brick by brick, locals pick up the pieces.
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rescue and recovery teams are also in the area to assess the damage. for most it was a narrow escape as they saw their homes come down. this man built his house over 30 years ago from savings he and his deceased brother made working in saudi arabia. he remembers the moment when the strong earthquake struck. >> translator: we were all in our rooms when the earthquake struck. it was shocking for everyone. the kids and the women were crying. it was like doom's day. we are lucky that god has saved all of us. >> reporter: as we walked through the narrow alley ways. there was still the persistent threat of after shocks. >> [ inaudible ] remaining patient they are being given [ inaudible ] and we have no shortage of [ inaudible ] or medicines, the provinceal
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government and federal government has given us a clean to provide everything they need. >> reporter: with the death toll mounting, it is estimated that thousands of houses were destroyed across the province and people are now waiting for relief and rescue to arrive. the earthquake may have spared pakistan a major catastrophe, but it has left an imprint on most people's minds. just a few kilometers from the town of kabul, hundreds of people are being treated for injuries at the local hospital. but there are reports that there could be more fatalities and destruction in pakistan's far flung and remote areas. kamal heidler, al jazeera. >> reporter: 12 afghan girls
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some of the first to die in the earthquake are laid to rest. they were killed during a stampede to get out of their school in northern afghanistan. in eastern afghanistan's province, traditional adoby mud walls collapsed. not everyone here survived. >> translator: during the earthquake, when the wall was shaking, one of my sisters came out of the house. when she came out, she disappeared under the wall. there were others inside. [ inaudible ] ran out and the wall collapsed on her. >> reporter: walls cracked ceilings fell in. and winter is approaching. >> translator: our house has been destroyed by the earthquake. we have nowhere else to go. we are living outside. we ask the government to help
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us. >> reporter: the injured and dead were taken to local hospitals. this province suffered the highest number of casualties so far with at least 42 dead. officials fear those numbers could rise as afghans gain access to more remote locations. here a ward full of children all injured while they played together. >> translator: there was a wedding ceremony, all of the kids were playing and the earthquake started. one wall fell on the children. two broke their arms. about 23 people injured and killed in the incident. >> reporter: afghan authorities are still assessing the extent of the damage. the taliban issued its own statement calling on afghans and aid agencies to help them.
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the afghanistan president is trying to coordinate efforts. jennifer glasse, al jazeera, kabul. israeli forces have fired tear gas at palestinian protesters marking a day of rage across the occupied territories. hundreds gather to demonstrate against the killing of palestinians by israeli forces. earlier thousands marched in a funeral procession for one of the victims. nadine barber joins us now. it seems the violence is just continuing. >> reporter: that's right. shiulie. it has been now weeks of violence since the tension grow over perceived changes to the status quo of the al-aqsa mosque in jerusalem. and that the start of tuesday the death toll stood at 60
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palestinians killed in that violence and 8 israelis. now the number is 9 israelis dead, a man who was injured in a previous attack by a palestinian died of his injuries. there have been casualties, though, in the last few hours, as you mentioned various political factions called a day of rage. and there are have been protests across the occupied west bank. according to medical sources, 27 people have been injured by live ammunition fired by the israeli army. a number of others hit by rubber-coated steel bullets. so it's a very, very tense situation which is ongoing. but so far on tuesday nobody has been killed in the occupied west bank. there is growing angry that some who have been killed, their bodies haven't been returned, particularly in places like
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hebron. >> we know the palestinians leaders will be asking for more international protection. tell us more about the efforts being made to halt this cycle of violence. >> reporter: well, there are diplomatic efforts beyond where -- where i'm talking to you from in ramallah in the occupied west bank. there have been meetings between, for example, secretary of state john kerry with president abbas, other regional leaders trying to put pressure on politicians in israel and in palestinian to -- to do more to stop incitement and so on. mac mood abbas will be meeting with officials. many people on the street say
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they have gone beyond that. they are not listening to politicians whether they are calling for calm or outside help. they say the only way they can make their demands heard which is an end to the occupation and the end to the killing of palestinians is by direct action, continuing these protests. it's not clear how long they will last even if the various factions do see some sign of hope and stop these so-called days of rage. there are other groups which are organizing their own spontaneous demonstrations shiulie. >> thank you for that. israel and i jordan will soon begin to stream live footage from jerusalem. the aim is to have transparency at the holy sight revered by both muslims and jews.
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hundreds of u.k. academic have announced they will boycott any contact with universities in israel. it's not the first time this has happened. academics held a similar protest two years ago. in the u.s. an investigation has been launched into the way a policeman dealt with a student at a south carolina school. the officer was called to remove her from the class, and appears to slam her down to the ground as caught on video by other students. the american civil liberty's union says there is no justification for treating a child like this. china has summoned though u.s. ambassador to beijing to find out why the u.s. has sailed
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a warship close to its islands. the u.s. says the ship was in international waters. rob mcbride reports. >> reporter: the united states has been signalling for months that it would make this symbolic sail past. china has warned it would respond appropriately. and both sides have been good to their word. the patrol by came within 12 nautical miles of the disputed islands in the south china sea. normally the nationally accepted limit of nation east territorial claim. but not accepted by the u.s. which says these are international waters, open to anybody. china says it shadowed the u.s. vessel, accusing it of harming regional peace and stability. >> translator: we want to urge the u.s. to respect our position and correct its mistake immediately. it should not conduct any dangerous provacative actions that threaten china's sovereignty and security
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interests, and keep the promise of not taking sides on the issue of territorial disputes so as no to further harm the u.s. china relationship. >> reporter: the waters is disputed by china several of its neighborhoods, among them the philippines which welcomed the move. >> the blangs of power says there is not just a single voice that can be heard there has to be a plurality of voices. >> reporter: another ally, japan has its own territorial dispute with china in the east china sea. it went further expressing concern at china's island-building activities in the south china sea. >> translator: the unilateral conduct to change the status quo such as the large-scale landfills to built platforms in the south china sea with a
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common concern for the international community. as the prime minister said, it's very important that the international community united to maintain the peace and stability in the south china sea. we're closing conducting our intelligence information with the united states. >> reporter: the united states says the decision to send the warship reaffirms its right to sail in what it considers international waters. china is responding that it will safeguard what it sees as its territory, but there is widespread regional support from china's neighborhoods for america's actions. rob mcbride, al jazeera, beijing. >> reporter: al jazeera's investigative unit has gathered evidence linking agents of the myanmar government to unrest between muslims and buddhists. riots in 2012 left hundreds of thousands of people homeless.
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>> reporter: communal riots that claimed around 50 lives, nearly all muslim. there were rumors that government age engineers had triggered the fighting in central myanmar. shortly before a mob had arrived in the town. >> they were brought to the area and suddenly they were asked to start this kind of violence. so one of the problems to assess this incidents, is to establish where it is coming from. but the first step, it is there. it is clear that it was organized. >> reporter: a former officer in myanmar's feared military intelligence service, speaking for the first time, described how the regime had in the past sent undercover age engineers to spark unrest. we have concealed the officers dengtive. >> translator: these people secretly entered muslim communities. they created problems.
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the truth couldn't be revealed until today. people didn't realize it. all of these things were controlled by the military authorities using money. >> reporter: a former major in the myanmar army before he defected says covert agencies promote a policy of divide and rule, in order to divert opposition to the power of the military. >> they had to distract the people, make the people worry, spread the fear, the hatred, and create conflicts. in this way they influenced policy of the country. >> reporter: this document, part of a cache obtained by al jazeera's investigative unit warned that worshippers were planning countrywide communal violence in 2013. no riots took place. and the mosque informed the
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security services that the document was triggering riots. >> translator: every time we had the meeting, the relevant authorities come here. they get information without any problems. the government has not stopped our activities. >> when we see a document like that, we get very concerned that various authorities are working to incite violence against the muslim population. >> reporter: the government has not responded to al jazeera's allegations. phil rees, al jazeera. >> and you can see the full documentary at 12 gmt on wednesday and online at coming up -- >> i'm andy gallagher in alabama
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where state officials have been criticized for closing dozens of driver's license offices. and in sport, hours away from baseball's biggest event of the year, the world series. suna will have all of the details after the break. break.
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welcome back. you are with al jazeera, i'm shiulie ghosh. the u.s. defense secretary says washington expects to boost the intensity of the coalition air campaign against isil. ash carter also said that russian military actions in syria won't disturb the u.s. aid workers in afghanistan and pakistan are rushing to deliver relief aid to earthquake victims. the epicenter was in the mountain of northern afghanistan. israeli forces have fired tear gas at palestinian protesters, marking a day of rage across the occupied territories. hundreds gathered in hebron to march against the killing of
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palestinians by israeli forces. the latest death were two men and a 17-year-old girl on monday. now france's foreign minister is preparing to host a meeting on how to deal with syria's civil war. arab allies will take part, but many are expected to send lower-level officials. good to have you with us. so france hosting talks on the syria conflict, but there's a question mark over how high ranking the delegates are that are coming there, and we know that russia and iran won't be present. what then, can these talks achieve? >> this is very astonishing, especially that this meeting comes in a moment where [ inaudible ] call for another meeting at the end of the week where iran, saudi arabia, and other regional parties are
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supposed to be here. this comes in the moment of intention diplomatic activity. one very astonishing thing that it was not called under the title friends of syria. you know, there was a group like this, and practically speaking, i wonder how it can have ringing peace or ending the war in syria if you don't talk with the other side. >> that's a good point. and also we know that france was left out of talks last week in vienna. so what is your assessment of how much influence france actually has on the events in syria? >> reporter: starting from the beginning, france has been very active with other countries like turkey and qatar, and establishment of the syrian
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national council and the coalition, advising the coalition, et cetera. they have been setting [ inaudible ] when there was the big meetings, which means, 2012 in the summer, geneva 1 on june 30th, and the big meeting of the opposition, where all agreed on text this was july 2nd. france made a meeting of the friends of syria and acknowledged this process, geneva 1 and the meeting of the opposition. the union of the opposition. now it is very strange that the whole process going out with russia and with the united states somehow put aside france but maybe this is a question to pose to the french, are they like the germans, brokers for making peace ending the war, or are they a party?
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>> in a wider -- on a wider scale, so far, all diplomatic efforts have failed because of a fundamental disagreement other whether president assad should stay as part of any political transition. do you think that all sides can be persuaded into a compromise over assad's role in syria's future? >> one of the most important things that happened in the last, say, six months was to take this question out of the first role of the debate and put it on a second role, because what is important is what order could fight isis, daesh, and what would be the future of syria. the role of bashar al-assad was known. he would never govern peace, but
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putting first the question that bashar al-assad should go first before they do anything has been catastrophic. it pushed all parties on an impossible position, and it pushed the war to an endless position. if france keeps this position that bashar should go first, and then we should talk, the problem is there will be no more syria and nobody to talk with. >> good to have your thoughts. thank you very much. the u.n. says at least 120,000 people have been internally displaced in syria in the last months alone. mohammed jamjoom has the story of one family who described their life as hellish. >> reporter: this woman used to carry her youngest child into an actual home. now she says ruefully, this is where we live.
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the mother of seven prepares what she can for her kids. today inside this dark, dingy structure, it's potatoes. >> translator: our livelihood is gone. our livelihood is gone. our land is gone. our homes are destroyed. >> reporter: her family is just one of the thousands of newly displaced in syria since the beginning of russia's air campaign in late september. according to the u.n., an increase in fighting has resulted in at least 120,000 new idp's in aleppo, idlib, and hama this month alone. >> translator: this is a hellish life. we reached our lowest point. we were sleeping under planes as they attacked. now we have no place else to go, and there is suffering all
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around. >> reporter: in southern aleppo, it's not simply the war raining misery upon the newly displaced, as winter approaches, conditions will only worsen. already keeping warm is a struggle. aid workers are doing what they can, but in this makeshift camp, there are only so many tents to go around. abdul says tens of thousands of families are now displaced in aleppo, and more are arriving every day. >> translator: somebody sick from natural causes here can't go to a hospital, so how can you help somebody facing an emergency in somebody may be injured by a russian or syrian air strike. there weren't even ambulances to help the wounded. >> reporter: the children still play, but it's the parents who can barely keep the agony at
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bay. >> translator: we left our home because of all of the death. there was nothing but death all around us. that's why we're here now. hopefully we won't have air strikes happening here. we have nothing now. >> reporter: nothing but a reality that is harsh and cold. mohammed jamjoom, al jazeera. a hospital in yemen run by the charity doctors without borders has been hit by saudi-lead coalition air strikes. it happened in the north that is a strong hold of the houthi rebels. >> we had wounded inside the emergency room being stabilized when that happened. the first hit touched the surgical department, destroyed it. so the team had time to evacuate the emergency room. the second hit have targeted the
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maternity ward, just facing -- just in front of the er, and destroyed -- finished to destroy the hospital. fortunately the team had like five minutes to run away. so there is some -- some wounds, but minor wounds, minor burns, scratch from abrasion, and some light things like this. the british defense secretary says the u.k. is going to extend the stay of its troops in afghanistan. there are 450 british soldiers stationed there. they will now remain throughout 2016. britain announced the end of combat operations last year, but kept troops to advice and train security forces. the ukrainian government says rebels have killed one of their soldiers. it happened when military positions came under fire near donetsk airport. it is one of the most serious
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incidents since the ceasefire was renewed last month. more than 92% of voters in the republic of congo have approved a change to the constitution, which will allow the president to run for a third term. the current constitution has an age, and two term limit. he is 71, which made him too old for the position and he is now nearing the end of his second term. haru matasa has more. >> reporter: the opposition is not happy. they say the vote was rigged. there is no way voter turnout could have be that high. the government response is just because you didn't see lines in the capitol, that doesn't mean there wasn't a good turn out. most of the opposition leaders are under house arrest, and people are scared. last week tuesday, they took to
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the streets, but then the police opened fire and shot some of them. the significance is that it shows that one president can change the constitution and extend his term in power if he so wishes to do so. some people firth could be a trend on the continent. people are concerned about rwanda, the drc, and youian ga where presidents seem to have indicated they want to extend their time in power. if a few individuals can get away with it, that means more can try for a change, and the community can seemingly do nothing about it. africa's longest raining ruling party is finding the going tough in tanzania's election. five cabinet members have lost their parliamentary seats. this is the first electoral
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challenge in the 54 years of independence. results are expected to be close. in columbia, 12 security personal have been killed by rebels from the eln. the gore ril er -- guerrillas have been operating in the country since the 1950s. this comes as talks continue between the government and the largest rebel group the farc. the u.s. state of alabama is being accused of trying to block black votes. andy gallagher reports. >> reporter: it's the picture of southern charm. but activists say union springs is part of a new battleground in a decade's old fight.
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in small towns across the state, dozens of driver's license offices have closed, making it hard for many to get picture identification. in alabama voters need government-issued id to cast their ballots, but in the poorer communities, it just got harder. residents like evelyn say it's a reminder that voting rights here is still an issue. >> we still have a long ways to go. and we're still fighting for that right that we earned years and years ago, and we should haven't to fight now like we did in the past. >> reporter: civil rights activists say it's not so much that driver's license offices are closing, but where they are closing. overwhelmingly it's rural and black communities that are losing their facilities. and critics say that's an attempt to suppress the african american vote. some lawmakers are calling for an investigation into the
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closures. alabama's governor says the suggestion of voter discrimination is simply untrue. >> we will go to people's houses to have their picture made if they don't have a photo id in the state of alabama. we're not ever going to do anything in keep people from voting. >> it's a big barrier in many of these rural counties. people don't have transportation. >> reporter: but the closures combined with the state's introduction of voter id laws, say they are part of a long and ungly history of discrimination. >> here we are 50 years after the voting rights about, and we're again suppressing the rights of black voters in alabama. >> reporter: officials say the closures will save the state millions of dollars, but what is the cost on democracy.
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a report by an international press freedom group says the philippines is the fourth most deadly place for journalists in the world. the committee to protect journalists says at least 28 have been killed since the president took office five years ago. >> reporter: this man had plans to retire this year. he was a journalist for more than 30 years. he didn't make retirement, he was shot dead as he was leaving his house by a group of armed men. his colleagues say he was a hard-hitting journalist, unafraid to investigate powerful local politicians here. they also suspect his murder could be linked to his other job in an electricity cooperative which protects people's rights. his children are afraid. they say it is too dangerous for them to say who they think the killers are. they leave it up to the police.
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>> translator: i hope that justice will be achieved. we hope my father won't be just another statistic, that his death will be just like other crimes against journalists that remain unsolved. >> reporter: the number of filipino journalists who have been killed is continuing to rise, especially in the southern fill pines. this was one of the three in august alone. at least 28 journalists have been killed since the president took office five years ago. the massacre in 2009 was the single-deadliest event for journalists in history. at least 29 journalists were murdered while on their way to an election story involving a local politician. the president vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice, but witnesses continue to be killed and the case remains tied up in the courts. >> i think the president looked at the kind of battles that he
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had to choose and basically withdrew from this one. it is that culture of violence, coupled and joined with the systematic impunity, and the failure of the state to punish crime. especially for those who can hire lawyers, especially those who have money to keep a case going indefinitely. >> reporter: despite the country's reputation as a free media, journalism remains to be a deadly job here. the murder of journalists has now become so routine that many of them are now taking extraordinary steps to protect themselves. [ gunfire ]. >> reporter: many journalists carry a gun for help defense. journalists here say carrying a weapon may seem to violate the notion that they remain neutral, but nobody knows what it is like to live under the threat of violence. now they say it is simply a matter of survival.
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still to come, we have got all of the sport. the u.s. open champion avoids elimination at the finals in singapore. suna has all of the details in just a moment.
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>> time for the sports. >> thank you very much, shiulie. there are now eight candidates to replace sepp blatter as president.
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they all put themselves forward before the deadline, but world soccer magazine editor feels fifa needs an external candidate. >> i think there are a number of candidates that will emerge. i think -- who's support will become clear over the next few weeks. i think there are blocks of support. there is the man from europe, possibly [ inaudible ], but [ inaudible ] will be the european candidate. the candidate from bahrain, will be the asian candidate. and i think [ inaudible ] will emerge as the african candidate. although there are eight candidates at the moment, that have enough nominations, i think we're see three blocks emerging, africa, asia and europe. and i think we'll see a bit of
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horse trading between the different candidates. there will only be one winner, but there are will fallout in the voting process. most of the candidates are already members of the fifa executives or have sat on committees in the past. what we really need is an external candidate from outside, someone who can come in with no agenda and attempt to reform fifa from the outside. what we have at the moment are internal candidates. some candidates have a very solid manifesto, but he's a marginal candidate. i think, because he lacks the support from the big confederations. >> south africa's [ inaudible ] has been speaking about his controversy. he says if elected he will keep a close eye on fifa's finances. >> what has been broken in fifa is the inability to follow money. money has got traces. it's not invoices.
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it's got -- follow the money. if you follow the money it has fingerprints, foot prints and checks, and if it disappears find out who the last person was left standing. [ inaudible ] has admitted a mistake was made in germany's bid to host the world cup. they lead the campaign and said the payment was made in return for a financial [ inaudible ] for his country's world cup organizing committee. he denies however there was any vote buying. germany beat south africa for the right to host the tournament. they alleged a slush fund of $7 million was used to buy votes. the chelsea manager has been
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charged for his action on saturday. he was sent to the stands at halftime after protesting the dismissal of a player. he has been charged over his language and behavior. tennis marie sha sharapova beat her opponent in straight sets. the italian beat [ inaudible ] in straight sets 7-6, 6-4. she will retire after the tournament and will face sharapova in her last group game. game 1 of the world series starters on tuesday, the kansas royals host the new york mets.
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edison volquez will be kansas's starting pitcher. >> this group of guys has gone out and accomplished everything they set their mind to this year. they are wanted to win the division, they did that. they wanted to win home-field advantage. they did that. they wanted to get back to the world series, they have done that. we wanted -- and of course we had a large contingent of royals in the all-star game. they wanted home field advantage, they have done that. they accomplished everything they set their minds up to to this point and we have one big series left. >> reporter: this the met's appear in the world series in 15 years. they last won the world series back in 1986. matt harvey will be on the mound for them in game 1. >> veteran guys to the rookies they walk around and say it's a
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cool place, man we're in the world series. and it strikes home. it's what it is all about. >> that's it for me shiulie. >> thanks very much indeed for that. in south korea one of the world's fastest-aging societies one man is trying to help the elderly in an unusual way. he is taking photographs to be used at their funerals. he says it is to help those dying alone disconnected from their families. here is his story. >> translator: i take funeral portraits for the elderly. ♪ >> translator: times are changing. in my day parents spent their money on their kids' education, but now the number of educated children who support their parents in return is falling. old people are being
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marginalized. they come to parks like this one. i was thinking what to do, and my strength is taking pictures, so i thought why not take funeral portraits, and i started. ♪ the quality would be better at a professional studio. here the environment is bad with poor lighting. it's a challenge, but they come here anyway, because it doesn't cost anything. ♪ >> translator: i have to do lots of photos at work, taking out blemishes, and minimizing wrinkles, it takes about 20 to 30 minutes for each person, old people's faces are different from young people's. lots of wrinkles and rough skin.
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some elderly people say i don't need to take funeral portraits yet. but they are very important. portraits are placed on the table for ancestral rights, and also are used at the funeral place. the person's life story is there to see. it helps them live on in other people's memories. initially i thought just in my head that it would be a good thing to do, but as i actually did it, something touched my heart. it made me feel something. my wife didn't mean to get involved, she just thought i needed some help. at the start she was a bit annoyed, but after a while, it made her feel good too. now she's even more into it than i am. >> and that's it for this news hour, but there's more news and the day's developments coming up with barbara sarah in our london studio. but from all of us here in doha, bye for now. ♪
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