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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello, welcome to the newshour. i'm here in doha with the top stories. iran could join the upcoming syrian peace talks in vienna, after the u.n. says it's open to tehran's participation former australia leader tony abbott urges europe to close the doors on refugees. volkswagen announces its first loss in 15 years as the emissions cheating scandal takes
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its toll an n.a.s.a. spacecraft makes a close flight path to saturn's ocean bearing moon in a few hours. we begin this newshour with the war in syria where the iranian role in the conflict is in focus. there's reports that 11 iranian soldiers have been killed in syria in the last 48 hours. tehran has been asked to attend a global summit on the crisis starting in vienna on thursday. >> reporter: this is one of the funerals for iranian soldiers skilled in syria, among two dozen that died fighting there. the u.s. says 2,000 special forces are in syria fighting in support of the government. iranian generals assure people that foreign military
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involvement is important. guards had this to say. we will witness proper advances in terrorists in the two war-torn countries. the presence of advisors results in security and tranquility in the region. more countries getting involved has not stopped the killing of civilians, many feel that iran is forced to publicly acknowledge the death of its soldiers. >> not a single day goes by that we don't hear news about the death of one or two iranian soldiers or commanders in syria, which means the conflict is getting serious for all arms involved. the i.r.g.c. commanders and military advisors have been in syria since day one. this was long overdue. in the pass we had deaths, but the government loved to acknowledge that. if they are acknowledging it
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now, it's because they can't defend it. i did, from the international community or the public, they can't hide it inside the country. >> reporter: they are not just arriving in iran. lebanon's group hezbollah have been having people. they have been providing air cover. syrian rebels have come under attack. they say they are defending the areas against a powerful coalition, and some believe the setback in syria could force it to support negotiations. >> reporter: the soldiers in syria are not normal people. they are top commanders, ors, from the i.r.g.c. and elite forces. they are losing the key people, it is under pressure i think if iran is accepting the dialogue to sit at the same negotiating table with the rest of the international community to find a dialogue and a way out of the
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crisis by dialogue and politics, i think that is because it doesn't want to lose more commanders. that's why - that's why it is going to attend this meeting on friday. >> iran's invited to take part in talks, in the conflict in syria, where there's division about the future, but agreement to fight what russia and the u.s. call terrorist groups. until the talks help the ceasefire, soldiers will continue to be buried well iran is playing a crucial role in a number of conflicts spread over the middle east. tehran denies it has combat troops in syria. there are reports that high ranking officers have been killed. iran maintains strong links with shi'a groups known as the popular mobilization units, and iran's relationship with russia is growing stronger. the two nations set up a joint
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intelligence center in baghdad to work with syrian and iraqi forces. we'll cross to beirut and speak to a visiting scholar, thank you for being with us. would you say that iran is feeling the pressure with reports of its military guards killed in syria, and the involvement in the war in iraq, that it needs to find a political solution to the war in syria. yes, good morning. i think that is exactly right. iran has - from its perspective has accomplished the negotiations of a nuclear issue, which was a top priority for their policy, and now they are moving on. iran, as many of the other countries, is not happy with the status quo in syria, and does not want a protracted conflict in syria. it lost many of its top commanders and resources. so iran, as well, and i think the third point that i mention
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is the most important. it wants to move away from the status of being a prior state. it wants to be involved in negotiations, and believes it has the right to be involved in the negotiations. because to be fair any... >> but there's a lot at stake for iran itself if bashar al-assad's regime falls. >> that's true. that's true, and obviously it has its own interest. but that's not to say - and so if iran is willing to accept some form of political settlement after bashar al-assad, it wants to be at the negotiating table to give its input and reach a settlement. you won't have a political settlement without comment from iran. >> what about when it comes to the syrian position. one assumes it cannot welcome the news of iran's position in the talks, calling it an occupier of syria in the past.
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besides the verbal protests, what can the opposition do? >> it's a sad story that the syrian conflict has gone from local conflicts to an international conflict where we are talking about other countries engagiing to negotiat a settlement. it's difficult. iran, like the gulf states, u.s. and russia is an international player that is involved in there. every international player has its own interests in syria and the reason it's a protracted conflict is the interests don't align, they diverge. it's true the syrian opposition will not be happy with iran being there, but you need to speak to iran. at the end of the day, if you want to find a political settlement, you can't ignore what is a strong force. >> briefly, will the interests align at the vienna meeting.
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>> it's hard to say. it's hard to say. at least you are talking. >> we appreciate your time with us. thank you for joining us on the newshour. >> thank you well in another shift in policy. the u.s. says it will step up its campaign to i.s.i.l. in syria. u.s. defense secretary ash carter said it will support direct actions on the ground rosalind jordan has mar. >> the u.s. military is rolling out a new version of counter-i.s.i.l. category. they call it the three refuse. syrian rebels retaking raqqa. iraqi swooping in on ramadi. u.s. forces getting involved. >> reporter: the third and final r is raids, saying naling that we won't hold back supporting partners in opportunistic attacks against i.s.i.l. or conducting missions directly. >> reporter: ash carter's
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statement comes after a raid where u.s. special forces jumped in to help kurdish fighters, it would be a policy change for the paws. president obama promised no ground troops to fight i.s.i.l. ash carter told a congressional panel despite the decision to launch air strikes, the u.s. pressures iraqi pm haider al-abadi to not let russia join the strikes. >> we are the preferred fighters in iraq, we are insistent and prime minister haider al-abadi represented the pledges. >> reporter: there's a complication, the never-ending flow of those wanting to fight with i.s.i.l. the top general admits they don't have a plan to stop foreign fighters. . >> we don't have amongst the coalition a current view of where t fighters come from, how they move back and forth into the area, and not much track on
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where they go once they leave. >> military leaders said they have been studying the usefulness of a no-fly zone in northern syria, something legislators called for. >> you are saying the strongest nation in the world with capable military can't establish a no fly zone to protect people from being barrel bombed by bashar al-assad. that's an embarrassment. >> reporter: it's not clear whether carter and doesn't ford -- dunford convinced legislators the u.s. has the right strategy. they heard there's a hunger for the u.s. to get it right a helicopter has been shot in libya killing 13 officers loyal to the government in tripoli, it led to intense fighting between armed groups west of the capital. the government in tripoli, and the rival administration in tobruk are considering a u.n. backed deal to form a unity government ivory coast incumbent
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alassane ouattara has won a land slide victory, receiving 84% of the results. the vote will go to the constitutional report to be validated. tania page has more. >> incumbent president alassane ouattara is expected to win the vote, riding high on the success of 9% economic growth. the news coming from the election that 60% of voters turned out on sunday, greeted with skepticism, particularly from some of the parties, some of who called for it, alleging that they aspire towards the incumbent president. officials have a lot of problems with new electronic voting systems. in the end of the african union observers declared the vote free and transparent. >> reporter: in 2010 then incumbent president laurent gbagbo refused to accept defeat, sparking months of violence. 3,000 were killed at the moment.
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laurent gbagbo at the moment is awaiting trial for crimes against humanity at the international criminal court at the hague. his influence was felt at the poll, many of the supporters felt there was none this time around, representing them. that could create a problem for the next government if it wants to make sure everyone in the country is included in reconciliation and moving the country forward. >> the african union released a report into south sudan's civil war. accusing the state of organized systematic hurt murder in the capital juba. it was held by a former president, shelved to give peace talks a chance. a spokesman for the government, joins us from the capital juba. the report find that the south sudan committed human rights violations, some of which are
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killings, murder, torture - they could constitute war crimes. what is your reaction? >> first of all, the report that was released yesterday does not defer what has leaked. that it is the same thing. the conclusion is the same thing, and the government has already agreed partly with the report. that the violations - there are some violations that happened during the coup on the 15th of december 2013. and that is why the government has constituted in the aftermath of 2015, an attempt. and in the commission of inquiry, they have lock up ared up soldiers thought to have perpetrated the crimes against humanity, and they were lock up. that is the part of the government, you know, responsibility to, you know,
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accepting of responsibility that there has been violations that happen. >> you say violations happened. even though the reports specifically says that what was committed could amount to war crimes. do you agree that the state has committed war crimes. and will the perpetrators be held accountable. >> yes, the perpetrators, that's why the government agreed and signed the peace agreement on the conflict, the resolution of conflict in south sudan. they agreed to inform the ivory coast in south sudan. they have been taken out of this agreement. and it cannot be implemented partly because the rebels are not taking part. >> i would like to talk to you about the south sudanese position. let's not talk about the rebel's position and stick to the south
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saudi arabia's government [ talking over the top of each other ] are you concerned that high ranking officials will be held accountable? >> yes, there are people found, actually, with evidence of perpetrating human rights abusers. that people can be brought to book. you see the government shows a willingness to stand there with the human right reports, and the government has been doing it to ensure that no people that eventually committed a crime - the government does not accept the impunity, and we are very clear on this. but you have to see - the agreement being implemented by both sides, in order for the court to be performed in south sudan, and bring those
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accountable to account for the crimes they have committed. including those from the rebels. >> thank you for joining us on the al jazeera newshour from juba. >> stay with us. still to come ... >> i'm harry fawcett reporting from south korea's emptying dam. increasingly people are worried about not just a short-term drought, but a long-term problem in sport, the longest opening game history as baseball's world series gets off to a dramatic start. first, the philippines saying it cannot permanently settle refugees that australia sends its way, australia refuses to accept asylum seekers who try to reach its shores by boat. in the past it pays countries to take people that sought refuge. president aquino says they
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cannot afford to keep the refugees. a refugee reportedly raped on the island of nauru has been flown to australia. she's been asking for an abortion. she was flown to australia for the procedure buts taken back to the island before it happened. australia former prime minister tony abbott urging europe to shut the door on the refugees, using tough policies to deter asylum seekers arriving by beat. tony abbott says european leaders should follow australia example. andrew thomas reports. >> reporter: as australia prime minister until september tony abbott oversaw a tough approach and urges european leaders to follow his example. >> as prime minister i'm loath to give advice, because puking leg is a global problem and australia is the only problem that successfully tweeted it,
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our experience should be studied. >> reporter: in 2012 thousand came from indonesia to australia's christmas island. most were able to stay after a period in detention. it stops in 2013. abbott thinks european leaders should adopt the tactics. >> this means turning boats around for people coming by sea. it means denying entry at the boarder for people with no legal right to come and camps for people who have nowhere to go. it will require some force. it will gnaw at our consomehowses. it's the -- consciouses, it is the only way to prevent a tide of humanity surging through europe and possibly changing it forever. >> reporter: what australia did and is doing has been criticized by the united nations. the world's refugees may not
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take boats to australia, but they are fleeing persecution and making display adjourn yeas elsewhere -- journeys elsewhere. some that made it to australia spent two years languishing in australian prisons in other countries. tony abbott things they and those coming to europe are not genuine refugees. however desperate almost by definition, they are economic migrants because they had escaped persecution when they decided to move again. but now, this wholesome instinct is leading much of europe into catastrophic error. >> it's extremely tough talk in the face of scenes like these. the opposition in australia, even though he broadly spofrs the policies says the former prime minister shouldn't lecture europeans. human rights groups are appalled.
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andrew thomas, al jazeera sydney. >> german car-maker announced a third-term loss of $4 billion. the latest figures after they admitted cheating emission tests. emma haywoodins us. the results, are they worse than analysts expected. >> i think it is a blow. men predicted an operating loss for the third quarter of the year of about $3.8 billion. it is the first loss for vw in about 15 years. compared to the same quarter last year, vw made a profit of about $3.5 billion. so you can see the extent of the scandal and the effect that is happening on vw. all this will be watched closely at vw's headquarters in wolves
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burg. >> reporter: it's shift changed time for some of 60,000 employees much vw's huge plant at wolfsburg, a town built on their success. half of its workforce is employed by vw. ever since the emissions scandal broke, there has been concerns beyond the company gate. >> it's a depressing atmosphere. we talk about it all the time. >> the atmosphere is down, a lot are cautious. they don't know how it will continue. next year will be tough for vw. surely vw will bounce back in the end. >> reporter: and that is what many here are hoping for. volkswagen is having to recall millions of cars around the world. its share price plummeted in september, after it admitted that it cheated on some emissions tests. it's led to its worse crisis in its long history. the future of many of these workers now depends on how well
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vw can recover trust in its brand, a brand built on reliability and trust. restoring that consumer confidence in europe's biggest car-maker and one of germany's successful brands is likely to take time and resolve. and could take more than replacing the people at the top. >> somebody is losing his or her job, and so that means a new person, a new face. that is not only about changing hats, changing management, it's about changing how you do your business, and changing what you tell your customers about your products. >> reporter: vw looms large her, etched on every corner. there is a quiet optimism in wolfsburg that the car-maker can ride out the storm and restore its tarnished image
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. >> well, matthias muller, the c.e.o. brought in three weeks ago to try to handle the crisis will address investors in about an hour's time. answering their concerns, their questions. in a statement he said earlier that vw will do everything in its power to win back the trust lost, but, of course, that is the big challenge. later he will go with angela merkel, the german chancellor to china, to try to reassure chinese investors that vw is a brand they can trust. >> tough road ahead. emma haywood from berlin tech client apple reports a big yearly profit history. it profits by more than $53 billion, eclipsing the previous record by exxonmobile. it recently warned the slowing growth
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> south korea and experiencing a major drought. harry fawcett reports from the worst affected area. >> reporter: this reservoir is emptying by the day. it supplies half a million. it's a slou motion crisis that accelerated this year. summer with rainfall two fifth of normal levels. on the dam a man briefs women about the security measures. local governments urge a 20% reduction in household usage, a campaign making little difference. >> translation: now when i see the problem, we have an idea how serious it is by looking at the water shortage. >> reporter: in a normal year it should be 60% full. it stands at less than 20%. the drought linked to el nino is making worse the problems of
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previous dry years. in a normal year it will be well under water. if between now and next string there were to be normal rain fall is would not make up the shortfall in precipitation. people are not just worried about a one-off draught, rather a long-term problem. >> usually it is more than 70% of annual precipitation in summer. the lack of rain is bound to lead to a drought. we have had autumn droughts for the last 10 years, and last winter and spring rain fall was 50% of average. it's getting worse. the shortage hit hardest on coastal rice paddies reclaimed from the sea. not enough water means assault -- salt rising from the surface. farmers lose 20-30% of crops, and without double the usual rain fall between now and spring, they will not be able to
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plant the next crop. >> translation: i'm worried about farming at all next year. the government needs to bring in water from somewhere else. this area sees less and less rainfall every year. >> reporter: the government is promising to put in a pipeline to divert water from a river. with a pattern of drier weather over the whole country, bigger solution, tackling consumption and supply are sure to be needed rob is here, and you are not forecasting rain for south korea, are you? >> no, the season has gone, it needs to be summer for proper rain. with the wind changing season, it's gone. satellite suggests there's a fair amount of cloud. this sickness across the sea of japan is taking the rain more to japan than korea. it's not a big surprise. the winter low is sitting here.
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the wind behind here is bringing waves of cold. that is picking up moisture, and you get showers formed here. when it comes off the land, it's cold air, containing little moisture. there's no snow. it would help. that's not come yet. it's still rain, but there, not here. look at the temperatures. down to 6 have laddize vos stock -- vladisvostock. these pictures are from china, to the north. we are talking about the north-east of china, and for a time central china, the first proper snows of the season. the cold is waiting to come in and will make progress. what will to do in the future. not much, frankly. the cold is coming up against the moisture from the south. it's warmed up in ghana, and rain, rather than snow. >> that is it. still ahead - police brutality
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is back in the spotlight in the u.s. after an officer throws a girl to the floor in her classroom pushed out by land seizures, zimbabwe farmers find greener pasture in mozambique. and this basketball fan - did he see his team win in the new season. details coming later. ing later. the only way to get better is to challenge yourself, and that's what we're doing at xfinity. we are challenging ourselves to improve every aspect of your experience. and this includes our commitment to being on time. every time. that's why if we're ever late for an appointment, we'll credit your account $20. it's our promise to you.
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we're doing everything we can to give you the best experience possible. because we should fit into your life. not the other way around. welcome to the al jazeera newshour. a reminder of the top stories,
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iran is considering an invitation to attend talks on the conflict in syria. an international meeting will be held in vienna. it follows reports of the killing of 11 iranian soldiers in syria australia former prime minister urged europe to shut the doors on refugees. he said european leaders should follow his tough possibility sis dealing with refugees that arrive by vote. the formula 1 -- african union released a report, accusing both sides of violating human rights a turkish prosecutor took control of some opposition media outlets ahead of an election. police and demonstrators fought outside the media headquarters, linked to a cleric critical of president recep tayyip erdogan. they run two newspapers and television stations.
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>> reporter: recep tayyip erdogan and his ruling a.k. party - justice, laws and economic values mean nothing. they are bad memories from the past. they want to bury the values that help with the integration to the west. >> more about the crackdown and why it happened. more from south-east turkey. >> yes, all of this goes back, really, to a rupture between what once was a friendly close relationship between turkish president and ghullan, an islamic treatment who had his movement with millions of followers in turkey and worldwide. back at the end of 2013, prosecutors and police, being sympathetic to ghullan launched a corruption investigation into recep tayyip erdogan's inner circle. since then the relationship
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between the two men is completely broken down. recep tayyip erdogan accused ghullan and supporters of trying to topple him and the turkish government. there has been a crackdown on businesses seen to be close to, connected to ghullan, which is where the tv channels comes in, and a mining company. it's accused by prosecutors of funding ghullan accusations because they deny and comes at a time when elections are here on sunday. there's a perception from the opposition groups. this media company has been targeted at this time. i would say that this group, any supported groups have been targeted since the end of 2013 in turkey, and that crackdown will continue thank you for the update within the next hour, the
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palestinian authority president mahmoud abbas is due to make at the human rights camp in geneva. tensions surrounding the al-aqsa mosque compound have been rising every day with little sign of a solution to the escalation in sight. >> stephanie dekker takes a look at the issue from occupied east jerusalem. >> fear, violence, suspicion darkened the last month in this moliest of cities. at the heart the al-aqsa mosque compound and unwritten rules of the status quo agreed upon when israel occupied jerusalem. this site has never been tested as today, a movement that gained momentum two years ago. >> with the temple movements, starting the campaign. importantly, backed up by strong political players inside the coalition. since june 2014, police have
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started putting severe access restrictions for wide parts of the population, according to age and gender. it was never before that the region will allow jews to enter the place. >> reporter: the issue of access is at the heart of violence. it began during the holidays when muslims were prevent the from accessing the site with the right wing groups towards the compound, an act protested by the authorities. it prohibits jews from entering the al-aqsa mosque compound. it's in defiance. they have been doing that. okaying and inflaming tensions. the images touring the site adds to the fear that israel is changing the parameters that only muslims pray here,
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non-muslims are allowed to visit, but it's a message that palestinians say they have an issue with. >> translation: for us, muslims are allowed to visit as guests without provocation or prayer. this has changed and the extremists say we want to pray, and the holy place is ours. and they say we muslims should leave the israeli prime minister issued a statement on saturday saying categorically that jews will not be allowed to pray at the al-aqsa mosque compound. there's a push to calm the situation. israeli and jordanian officials say security cameras will stream live footage to show what is happening. >> there's no agreement between israel and jordan and the palestinians on what is an aggression on the temple mount. each side will see the same picture and describe it. >> there's deep distrust.
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many say it will take many words to assure palestinians that their rights over al-aqsa are not threatened in egypt a day of voting is under way in run-off elections to decide the make-up of the parliament. none of the candidates secured a majority. voters have gone back to the polls. the first results expected on thursday. >> saudi-led coalition denies it bombed a hospital led by doctors without borders. the air strike injured a staff member and destroyed the building, doctors without borders said it provided the hospitals location coordinate two weeks ago. >> the first heat seeking miss lyle destroyed it. the team had time to evacuate the emergency room. they targeted the maternity ward.
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just facing, just in front here, and destroying the finish to the hospital. fortunately the jihad had five minutes to run away. but there may have been scratches and things like this. >> in the u.s. the federal bureau of investigation is investigating a policeman who slammed a student to the ground in a classroom. the video has gone viral, prompting the discussions about alleged police brutality. the officer's boss says the video does not show the full story. patty culhane reports from washington d.c. >> reporter: it happened again - never video goes viral. this time in south carolina. a teenager refuses to leave the high school classroom, this is how the police officer responded. he has been suspended. the justice department is investigating whether civil rights were violated. another case of police force
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causing outrage in ferguson, missouri. police involved deaths parked riots, creating a movement and black lives matter, highlighting a divide between police and communities of colour. president obama is trying to get the sides talking. >> translation: there's a lot of african-americans with the story, pulled over, frisked or something. the data shoes it's not an aberration. >> reporter: in general crime rates are falling but some cities are seeing sky rocketing murder rates. protests and backlash is part of the region. >> i spoke to officers privately in a city precinct, described being surrounded by young people with mobile phones held high taunting them. they said to me "we feel under
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siege, not like getting out of the cars." >> in baltimore statistics are telling, there's 127 murders in 2014, 2015 is not over, it has climbed far past that to 270. at the same time police are arresting fewer people. 12,000 fewer, a drop of 34%. civil rights groups say it's a problem. in a democracy, agents of the government do need to be able to take criticism, understand where it's coming from and realise it's accountsable to the people, and need to address the concerns of the community they believe. >> this video does not tell the whole story, there's another video showing the student trying to punch the police officer. he'll died on wednesday if this is an appropriate response. thanks to social media much of the country reached its own
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conclusion. hubert williams is a former director of police in new jersey, and he says that police need more basic training. >> the officer used a lot of unnecessary force from my perspective. unless there was - his life was threatened. we saw no gun, no weapon, and we saw the officer dragging the woman across the floor, if she committed a violation of the law, why wasn't she handcuffed. it's problematic, and this is a kind of thing that casts the police in a bad light. and i think that part of the problem is that some people cannot - that some police officers are not able to handle the job in an equitable and balanced manner because they had these racial skewed biases that impacts the way they think, and the way they operate. it should be an increased focus
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on the tests that are given to determine the qualifications of somebody to handle the complex and difficult responsibilities of a police officer's job, and people that can't handle a job should not be in the police department. >> hundreds of people in nicaragua have been marching against chinese construction of at canal linking the atlantic and pacific pokeses. -- pacific oceans. environmentalists say there has been a lack of transparency, many expected to lose their homes. the government insist they'll bring vital investments. the party is approving a law to scrap mobile roaming charges. some will pay the same for calls, texts and data. it will apply to travellers with european sim cards. the new telecoms package will
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regulate firms offering internet access to make sure they treat internet traffic equally. as charlie angela explains, not everyone supports the move. >> reporter: this vote is a blow for net neutrality, a principal a that all network data must be equal. it's why start-up websites can overtake established brands. imagine the internet superhighway with each website as a car. a neutral internet doesn't discriminate between the traffic. new rules could allow service providers to create online fast lanes for specialised services. it could be a beneficial service like streaming a medical procedure. that means companies that can afford to could pay to access the fast lane. if they rebrand the content as a specialise said service. leaving start-ups and smaller
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companies behind and the content takes longer to consider. >> some good news. a mobile phone will be scrapped from june 2017 dozens of white farmers in zimbabwe ended up in mozambique after armed groups seized their lands and gave them to black zimbabwe. mozambique sees the investment. we have this report from central mozambique. >> reporter: this person left zimbabwe more than 10 years ago. he says he was supposed to move, but his farm was seized by armed youth when president mugabe began a land reform programme. it was a scheme that took land from white owners, giving it to black zimbabweans. it was not easy starting from scratch. he is ding well. >> from having nothing, we have a farm of 460 hectares, and with
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that 460 hectares, we grow 220, 250 heg tears a -- hectares a year. we employ 275 to 300 workers at one time. >> reporter: over the last 15 years over 200 zimbabwean farmers moved to this part of mozambique, they were attracted by what the country added but cheap leases and promises of bank loans. the farmers have been welcomed. >> mozambique has been good to us. it started with the president inviting us to develop the country, and they have been proactive on that. of course, we had problems. everybody does, and i'm comfortable here. 2 hours drive down the drive is the tomato farm. he, too. restoring, starting small.
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and with 12 hectares of agriculture. it's quite big. >> it's not only the new farmers doing well. it seems the new wealth is trick lick to locals. in a region with high unemployment rate. they have given the local economy a much-needed boost. hundreds of men who have no jobs before work on these farms. the farm workers know why the employers are do. they need more of them to come. >> translation: what happened in zimbabwe, if it happens here, it will be sad for us, he's helping us a lot. in this community there's a lot of unemployment. >> reporter: back at the farm, they will not return to zimbabwe one day. but for now. there are concerns like finding new markets for the produce. still to come on the newshour, honey that is more
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valuable than gold. now they are fighting to keep it pure. and in sport. michel platini hits a hurdle in his attempt to be elected president of the f.i.f.a. f.i.f.a.
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people in mexico are fighting against the agro chemical company monsanto. wednesday, mexican supreme court will rule if they can plant genetically modified soy beans in fields in the u.k.a tan.
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they have been accused of polluting honey and threatening livelihoods. lucia newman reports. >> reporter: this beekeeper calls it the mayan's greatest treasure, the same colour, but more valuable than combed. it's called honey. produced here in tree drunks by tiny bees. they don't sting, and they make the most prized honey in the u.k.a tan pennagesuala -- peninsula. >> we use it for ceremonies to ask for rain. and it has medicinal properties. >> they mixed honey for dirt. >> today, more than 20,000 mayan families produce honey from more aggressive bees. this husband uses smoke to keep them from attacking. >> the honey produced here is extremely sought after and fetches a high price on the
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european market. but the livelihood of the families that produce this depend not just on the taste and aroma, but the ability to keep the honey pure. that's why the soya plantations become the enemy. genetically modified and sprayed with highly toxic herbicides. both told by monsanto, the crops are providing bees with what beekeepers describe as contaminated poland. >> translation: they are deforesting the jungle and threatening to close the market. they will not buy genetically modified honey. we are dividing the licence u.k.a tan peninsula beekeepers and supporters made a final appeal to the mexico supreme court. >> translation: the court has a power to limit transigentic
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crops. the cultural heritage of the communities. >> reporter: a culture linked to what some call the in effect tar of the gods. method -- nectar of the gods. pitted against a powerful agro chemical corporation andy is here with an update on sport the kansas city royals claimed first blood in baseball's new york series. prevailing after the longest match history. >> reporter: beaten by san francisco in last year's world series, this was a chance to make amends for kansas city, and alcides escobar got the royals off to the best possible start against the new york mets, hitting home off the first pitch the host received. >> here comes alcides escobar.
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>> reporter: a travis single helped the mets draw level before an unexpected drama. the host broadcaster saw both power generators fail as tv screens across the united states went black. the match delayed for several minutes, with umpires unable no access video replays. upon resumption it was curtis granderson that brought the game and the mets back to life. >> that one is gone. >> reporter: their lead stretched to 3-1 before the royals fought back in the sixth. >> this game is tied. >> reporter: a mistake by eric hosmer looked to be a crucial moment for kansas city. >> here is lagarde. they were 2-rounds away from an opening victory. at the bottom of the ninth, alex gordon turned the hero for the royals. >> this game is tied
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[ cheering and applause ] . >> it would take on extra five innings to describe the game. at 12: 19 in the morning, the results were decided. >> here comes alcides escobar. the royals win game one. the longest opening world series game on record. >> two things you don't want in game one, and one of them is to go 14 and the other is to lose. to find a way to grind the game out. they were matched. both teams matched pitch for mitch. we had opportunities, they had big pitches and get out of innings. but to grind the game and to win it and the 14th inning was big. >> the two teams was a matter of hours to recover. game 2 scheduled for wednesday defending n.b.a. champions, the golden state woriers started
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with a win. helping them to a 195 victory. golden state celebrating the franchises first title in 14 years. the playing roster all but unchanged. and they'll be without the coach. at least he's taking time out to recover from back surgery. >> chicago bulls fan president obama saw his team win the opener, beating the cleveland cavaliers. coming close to tying the game up in the closing seconds to see the effort blocked. winning 97 to 95. >> president obama has been hosting the women's world cup soccer team. with a tv audience of 25 million, seeing them beat japan 5-2. playing 10 games across the state to celebrate the win. >> this team taught all america's children that playing
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like a girl means you are a bad ass. [ clapping ] >> some of the best statements you can make, because when someone says you throw like a girl you run like a girl, i'll kind of like - yes, you're damn right i do. i think that's what that statement is. i think that our team completely encompasses that. >> f.i.f.a. accepted 7 entries for the presidential election. michel platini was one, but his candidacy is in doubt. the u.e.f.a. president serving a 90 day ban while investigating allegations of receiving proper payments. he's also currently banned. his canned tour will not be processed as long as his ban is in place. chelsea manager jose mourinho says his players are on his side despite the team getting knocked out of the english league cup. the defending champions losing
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in a shoot-out. chelsea losing five of 10 games. jose mourinho insists there's no player mutiny. >> what the players did tonight is they have defaced some people that rights and speaks, and say you are stupid. because honestly, do you think the players are not with me. do you think the players didn't give everything to win the game? >> now, sport and kuwait is facing organizational chaos with the international olympic committee banning the country, coming days after the football federation was spended. ironically they chaired a meeting of the world's international committee. the ban is a result of a new law which the i.o.c. fears could lead to government interference in sport. >> always i believe all this
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story where there was suspension for the organization, there was damage for the movement in the country. whatever you try, even if you go to the i.o.c. charter. the whole generation of those athletes we sever from this. >> this year's rugby world cup is yet to finish. the organizers turning attention to japan 2019. the final on november the 2nd of that year, japan has realistic hopes of reaching that round. >> they have won three amazing games. in particular an upset against south africa. it may have had an effect. i am sure the coaches are saying have you seen what they have done. you guys can do that. to see the smallest margins between tier one and two at the rugby world cup. more on the rugby world cup and
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the rest of the sport. check it out. plenty more from me later. that is it now. >> see you later on. >> in the coming hours n.a.s.a.'s spacecrafts make the closest ever fly past of saturn's ocean bearing moon. the spacecraft that has been orbiting saturn since 2004 passes through water available our and ice. and passes 48 kilometres above the surface at a speed of over 30,000 kilometres an hour. that craft you are looking at takes gas and particle samples from the plume, and scientists hope they believe the ocean has hot water. if correct, they say it increases the promise that the moon could host life. thanks for watching the newshour. back in a moment with more news
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debate day - the republican presidential candidates gearing up for a third face-off. there's a new front runner. >> we will not hold back from supporting capable partners in opportunistic attacks against i.s.i.l., or conducting such missions directly. >> strategy shift, the obama administration shows a change in the fight against i.s.i.l., it could mean troops on the ground the justice department looking into the violent classroom altercation. the officer will learn if he gets to keep his job and a wild win.