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>> welcome to the news hour from doha. the iranians are going to ve he be in a, iran accepts an invitation to talks on syria's war. >> tanzania's elections thrown into confusion, the vote in zanzibar alleged not to be free and fair. >> failing a select a single muslim candidate in upcoming elections. >> in sport, baseball's world series turns into a late night
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marathon, the kansas city royals going ahead in the series with the new york mets, but only after the long evident game in history. >> one way or another, iran will have to be part of the future of syria. that's the view of president barack obama's security advisor and tehran accepted an invitation to a global summit on the syrian conflict. its military playing a key role supporting the syrian regime. we'll be live in washington, d.c., but first, this report. >> this is one of the funerals for iranian soldiers killed in sir iri can't. he's among the two dozen soldiers and generals who died fighting there. the u.s. says nearly 2,000 iranian special forces in syria
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fighting in support of the government. iranian generals have been assuring people that foreign military involvement is important. a commander had this to say, we will witness proper advances against terrorists in the two war tone countries of iraq and syria. the presence of iranian military advisers result in sustainability in the region. >> not a single day goes by that we don't hear news of the death or at least one or two iranian sell injuries in syria. the commanders and military advisors have been in syria since day one. if they are acknowledging it now, it is because they cannot hide it from international community or the public inside the country. >> the coffins aren't just
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arriving in iran. hezbollah has been burying fighters killed in syria. in addition to iran and hezbollah, russia is providing military with air cover. syrians are becoming under increasing attack. some believe iran's setback in syria could be forcing it to support negotiations. >> i think if iran is accepting the dialogue now to sit at the same negotiating table with the rest of the international community to find a dialogue and a way out of the syrian crise by dialogue and politics, i think that is because it doesn't want to lose anymore commanders. iran's invited to take part in talks about the conflict in syria where there is division about the future of president bashar al assad, but agreement to agreement to fight what the u.s. calls terrorist groups.
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while the fighting continues, both sides will continue to bury soldiers. >> to what he can text is u.s. policy shifting when it comes to dealing with iran? >> there is a pragmatic approach to how the u.s. is welcoming if i can use that word, iran's participation in the summit in vienna on friday. we don't know whether the secretary of state john kerry is going to be having any bilateral meetings with the foreign minister from iran who is also going to be there we understand at the invitation of the russian government, but that said, the obama administration is not opposed to iran being involved because the u.s. does believe that iran shares its view that isil is a fundamental security threat, and certainly iran would
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have that view because the isil group is a mainly sunni organization, while iran is a shiite country. trying to persuade bashar al assad to leave his post sooner than later, if that means bringing tehran into the conversation because it does have a healthy relationship with damascus, so be it. >> there's a huge contrast against the hotels in vienna where the word's diplomats will be staying and the conditions experienced by refugees. the word food program cut food vouchers to those living outside camps in september. it now said it will be able to give $14 per person per month until the end of the year.
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>> what we've seen over the last month is that the international community recognizing that we are and have been desperately in need of support, financial support to keep helping syrians, have found the money to come forward and give us this lifeline for people for the winter period. right now, we can cover people through until january, but obviously after that, it's going to get difficult again, but the most critical point right now is during the very difficult winter months, families can put food on the table for their children. >> we are in amman. a little bit of good news, but what happens after a few months? they are still on very shaky ground, aren't they? >> exactly. that's the concern both the refugees have and those who work at the world food program, who have become very frustrated with their inability to maintain services, due to the fact that they have to operate on an ad
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hoc basis, when before, the few years into the conflict, they had more funding predictability. they were able to decide months before how they are going to divide the funds, who is going to be considered vulnerable and who is going to be considered extremely vulnerable. refugees this year, especially in jordan have faced a very hard time. they have been been struggling a lot because a lot of these international funds that go towards important programs that cater to refugees have been drying up, not only in jordan, but also in the region. they say that they are struggling, they say they are not allowed to work legally in jordan, so how are they able to feed themselves? how are they able to stay in jordan if the only form of direct assistance they were getting, the food assistance has been cut off. now the concern is after january, what's going to happen. are they going to be able to get more funds from international donors to sustain the food assistance program especially
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for the 229,000 syrian refugee ins jordan that were suspended last month and we have heard from some sources that many of them have shot about going back to syria because of a lack of funds. we're talking $14 per person per day. that's only 50 cents per month, excuse me, 50 cents a careful. it's very little, but for the refugees, it was a lifeline and it was -- it really helped them sort out their spending and food needs throughout the entire month. >> thanks so much. the palestinian president asked the united nations for international protection, abbas's appearance in geneva comes with growing unrest in the occupied territories. 63 palestinians and nine israelis have died so far this month. >> we reaffirm to the security council is requested to shoulder its responsibility and establish a special regime of
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international protection for the palestinian people. we want your protection. we want the protection of the world. we can no longer bear all these sanctions, all these attacks perpetuated by the settlers and by the israeli army. in libya, a helicopter is shot down, killing 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 vial administration are considering a u.n. backed deal to form a unity government. results drop fancy knee i can't's presidential election could be delayed after votes from the island of zanzibar were annulled. it was said the polls were newt free and fair.
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>> we've just spoken to the spokesperson for the government who says that this doesn't mean -- this doesn't affect the vote count here. the local president is elected separately from the national president. there's a local electoral commission which organizes local elections there and then the national electoral commission deals with the national elections. the zanzibar commission cited a gross violation of electoral laws, talking about violence after the voting, people being
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intimidated going to voting stations. they were talking about the main opposition canned date, who declared himself winner ahead of the zanzibar commission announcements. right now, the polling station has tallying going on. they say they do not accept the results being tallied here, they do not accept the national electoral commission results, saying these results are rigged and what is being tallied is not commensurate with the figures that are coming out of polling stations. >> i guess the question is what will the option's next move be, if the government is saying they are going ahead with business at usual and the opposition are unhappy with the results?
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>> the national commission released a statement saying the results they are announcing are factual, that the results form have been signed off by agents from all the major political parties, so this is factual and what is coming out from the opposition is really malicious, it's not true. the chairperson of the national electoral commission is urging people to be calm as they wait for the final tally to be announced thursday. so far, provisional results from 164 of 260 citizens here indicate that the ruling party is on the lead. vox wagon announces its
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losses as the emissions cheating scandal takes its toll. pushed out by land seizures, farmers from zimbabwe find green repositors in mozambique. >> find out if this basketball fan's favorite team won for the first game of the new season. >> a report accuses the state of organized systemic killing in sudan. a spokesman for the south sudanese government said the government accepts responsibility for some of the crimes which took place.
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>> the government has already actually agreed partly with this report, that the violations, there are some violations that happened during december, 2013. the government has constituted in the aftermath of 2015 coup attempt and in the commission of inquiry they have locked up some soldiers that were actually part of those perpetrated crimes against humanity. >> we report on the return of refugees. >> an lena is the mother of six children. she's from south sudan and voted for independence four years ago, but she's been forced to leave her home and go back to where she used to live in sudan. >> i really regretted it. i will never go back to south
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sudan. if you saw how they killed our loved ones, you cannot imagine how we arrived in sudan. neighbors gave us beds. >> nearly 200,000 people have run from violence in south sudan in the last four years. government forces are fighting for control with civilians often becoming the victims. five members of this family were among them. her relatives were attacked, her mother and sister killed. she still doesn't know what happened to the others. >> my mother and sister were hit in the head. others were separated from us and i don't know where they are now. >> four years ago, it was a different story after years of conflict. people voted to separate from sudan. the government helped transport many back to areas they called home, a new country of south sudan. they were hopeful of a new life
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and peace after independence, but instead, they got war. >> death is everywhere. people are buried in a very large graveyard. the kids are not safe, either. even a pregnant woman has not escaped death. we have seen many shocking things in the south. >> less than five years after leaving sudan, they are back, this time at refugees who have suffered a lot. al jazeera. >> a south sudan and sudan reporter joins us. >> the reports of the african union commission of inquiry concerns what has been reported by several organizations,
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including amnesty international that the government and opposition have committed grave violation of human rights. recommendations on accountability and justice include a.u. accountability mechanism. the commission has been tasked by both parties to ensure quick establishment of the hybrid court along with other mechanisms for transitional justice. investigations also have to take place on crimes that are still happening even today after the commission of inquiry finished its investigations and even after the peace agreement was
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signed. amnesty have also researched these allegations, allegations of atrocities being committed. who do you believe is responsible? >> both parties to sudan's conflict are responsible for war crimes and other grave crimes, international crimes. i was in -- juror thank you so
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much. >> a 23-year-old is a refugee and placed on the island where the australian government keeps asylum seekers. she's been asking for an abortion since being raped.
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>> dozens of white farmers ended up in mows am beak after their lands were seized and given to blacks. we have this report. >> he left zimbabwe more than 10 years ago. he says he was supposed to move after his farm was seized by armed youth when the president began his so-called land reform program. it was a scheme that took land from white owners and gave it to blacks from zimbabwe. easy doing well now. >> from having nothing being produced here. we've got a farm of 460 hectares. we employ between 175 to 350
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workers here. >> white farmers have moved to this part of mozambique, attracted by the safety this country offered and also cheap land leases and promises of bank loans. the farmers say they have been treated well so far. >> i do feel welcome. i think mozambique has been good to us. it started with the president inviting us to come help develop the country and the government have been proactive on that. of course we had problems. everybody does, but i'm comfortable here. >> two hours drive down the road, this is a tomato farm. he came to mozambique with little. >> we started initially very small and we've gone to larger amounts of horticulture. >> it's not only the new farmers doing well. it seems the new wealth is trickling down to locals.
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in aregion with high unemployment, these foreign owned farms have given the local economy a much-needed boost. hundred was mainly young mows am beaken men who work on these farms. the farm workers know why the zimbabwe farmers are here. >> what happened there, if it happens here, he's helping us a lot. in this community, there's a lot of unemployment. >> back at the farm, for now, he has concerns like finding new market for produce. al jazeera. >> we'll get to weather with rob now and the remains of patricia in the u.s. >> just about all gone now. it is now almost in pennsylvania. let's have a look at the satellite picture. that's as it was 24 hours ago.
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this is a low pressure system producing a lot of rain. this is still a fair amount of rain. we are now at the end of october. the rain shouldn't be that great. both sides of the u.s. are experiencing remarkably high tide. you get easy flooding. this area of high tends to bring the wind onshore. you get a high tide and chop the water with this onshore breeze, it's quite a strong one, you get that flooding as you saw in
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south carolina. the rain hasn't quite finished for this part of the u.s. or canada. similar amounts will run up the eastern seaboard to quebec to be followed behind by snow for some. >> german carmaker vokes was not announced its first quarterly losses in 15 years. the company announced an operating lot of $3.9 billion because of costs relating to the emissions scandal. >> v.w. is a truly global brand employing about 600,000 people across the world. what happens in the next few days in the next few weeks and months will obviously filter down to those employees and all those connected to the industry. of course, this has been watched very closely at volkswagen
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headquarters. >> it's shift change time for some of the 60,000 employees of v.w.'s huge plant. this is a town built on the carmaker's success. about half of its workforce is employed by v.w. ever since the emissions scandal broke, there have been concerns beyond the company gates. it's a depressing atmosphere. we talk about it all the time. >> the atmosphere is down. a lot of people are quite cautious, because they don't know how it is going to continue. the next year is going to be tough for v.w., but surely v.w. will bounce back in the end. >> that's 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 it
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cheated on some emissions test. it's led to its worst crisis in its long history. >> the future of many of these workers now dependency on how well v.w. can recover trust in its brands, a brand which had been built on reliability and trust. >> restoring that consumer confidence is likely to take time and resolve on the part of v.w. it could take more than replacing the people at the top. >> somebody's losing his or her job, so that means a new person, a new face and that is a strong signal to the public, but it's not only changing heads, changing management, it's changing how you do your business and changing what you tell your customers about your product. >> v.w. looms large here, etched
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on every corner. there is a quiet optimism that the carmaker can ride out this storm and restore its tarnished image. i don't think anyone was expecting this profit loss to be so great and the liability could end up being much, much higher. the new c.e.o. of v.w. brought in just a few weeks ago to try to handle this crisis has been addressing his investmentors this morning. he again said he was deeply sorry, deeply sorry to the customers, as well, who were going through this. he also said he expected v.w. to come back stronger than it was before, and he said no stone will be left unturned to try to get to the bottom of exactly what had happened here. >> all right. thanks so much. >> still ahead on al jazeera, i'm regarding from south korea's rapidly empty area, increasingly
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people are worried about not just short term drought, but long term problem. >> thawing relations between u.s. and cuba will be a game changer for cuban athletes. >> another hurdle in the attempt to be elected president of fifa.
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job welcome back. >> iran accepted an invitation to attend talks on ending the conflict in syria.
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russia, saudi arabia and turkey will be at the summit held on friday. results from tanzania's presidential election could be delayed after votes were anumbed. the electoral commission says the poll was not free and fair. >> germ car maker volkswagen announced first quarterly losses in 15 years, announcing an operating loss of $3.9 billion because of costs relation to the emissions scandal. iran's attendance at the vienna conference is another important moment in its rehabilitation of a legitimate member of the international community. relations with the united states were broken off after the iranian revolution in 1979. dozens of hostages were held at the american embassy. years of sanctions followed. talks took place with the european union in 2003, but no
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deal was struck with then president ahmadinejad. the breakthrough came with the election of rouhani when he spoke with president obama on the telephone. it was the first high level contact in decades and eventually led to this moment, the signing of the historic nuclear deal in july this year. i am joined now by a professor of international relations. good to have you with us. despite what a lot of people were saying, it does look like that nuclear deal, that deal on iran's nuclear program did shift the way that the united states is approaching iran even outside of nuclear politics. >> absolutely. another turning point, united states insisting iran sit down to discuss syria. the saudis have been opposed to
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the participation of iran. the americans know very well that iran is a pivotal player in syria, even though the american administration is very critical of iran, but realizes that without iran, there could be no political diplomatic settlement on syria. this is the judgment of the administration. it tells you about the deepening relations between iran and the international community, and how iran has been able to really shift its relationship with the international community, despite all the rhetoric to the contrary on both sides, the iranians and the americans. >> we've heard signals from russia, lately, haven't we that there might be some rethink on syria. what about iran's position when it comes to the future of bashar al assad? >> my reading is that the united states would not have invited iran to sit in on the table without obviously there are some serious ideas being discussed.
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john kerry said that the last meeting in vienna made a breakthrough in the sense that some concrete ideas about a transitional roadmap for syria, a political process, where the government and the opposition sit down and talk about the future, and also about complete ideas about how long the transitional period and obviously at the end of the transitional period, assad is not going to be with us, and that's why the americans and the russians have decided to have it iran, because iran has close relations with the government, bashar al assad, so all in all, we might be witnessing a major turning point. i'm not suggesting that we are very close to a ceasefire or an agreement, but the americans and the russians obviously have reached a kind of a you might say relative consensus on how to proceed forward vis a vis syria.
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>> will the syrian opposition accept that iran is involved in these talks and the sorts of demands which iran might make? >> the syrian opposition wants to eat grapes. they do not really want to kill basically the guard of the thing. of course they are very critical of iran. it was not really the opposition, not the opposition. the saudis have been vehemently opposed to iran. the saudis believe that iran is a trouble maker in syria and other theaters and obviously there are major agreement between the united states and the saudis on the question of iran. even the opposition recognizes that without iran, no diplomatic breakthrough can be in visioned in syria. the reality is here we are. within the next few days, one can hope a general transitional roadmap would emerge after the
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talks. my reading is that there is something happening, whether it's going to be a breakthrough form and friday, but obviously the americans and the russians have serious ideas about this transitional roadmap, about whether it's nine months or one year and a half, about taking over syria after the transitional period, about the fact they want iran's approval, because without iran's sale of approval, it would be very difficult to envision the syrian government saying yes to any political deal on its own future. >> thanks for your analysis. in a week's time, myanmar will hold its election. the national league for democracy is running against the military backed party of the former general. neither party has chosen any muslim candle dates despite them making up 10% of the population.
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we have this report. >> despite the prominent role that myanmar muslims played in confronting the military regime, the league for deposition exhibit has refused to let any muslims represent the party in forthcoming elections. a senior party insider spoke to al jazeera, provided their identity was concealed. >> they collected 1200 parliamentary representatives and none of muslim. someone said i think concern about the committee for the protection of nationality and region, so it became a islamic purge. >> he is notorious for his anti muslim rhetoric.
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>> in places where there are many muslims, native girls are being killed. men are being killed. women are raped and killed. >> members of the rohingya minority in western myanmar have been prohibited from voting or standing in the election. an m.p. for about five years, now the electoral commission said his documents don't fulfill the citizenship criteria. >> this is grandfather of my mother. >> this is the beginning of a process to deny your right to live in myanmar? >> yes. i can tell this is the beginning of to deny my rights to stay in myanmar, not only me, the whole rohingya community, maybe in danger now. >> the international state crime initiative in london will publish a report thursday condemning the government for trying to annihilate the
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rohingya presence in myanmar and using islamaphobia as a tool to do so. >> the present regime is prepared to absolutely tolerate the kind of hate speech for the government's own ends. that is too marginalize, segregate, diminish the muslim population inside burma. it's part of a genocidal process. >> the national league for democracy denied there had been a purge of muslims in the party. a spokesman told al jazeera in the present climbs, we believe that to win, it is a better strategy to leave out muslim candidates. al jazeera, myanmar. >> you can see the investigative units full documentary genocide adden. agenda on thursday and on line.
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nepal elected its first female president. south korea is experiences its worst drought in more than four decades. a major reservoir is only 20% full because of poor rainfall. we have a report from the worst affected area. >> the reservoir is emptying, water flies nearly half a million people in this area, as well as agriculture and industry. it's a slow motion crise that's been coming for years but accelerated with rainfall just two fifths of normal levels this summer.
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>> now when i see the problem is we got the idea how serious little by looking at the water shortages. >> in a normal year, it should be 60% full, but it stands atlas than 20%. this drought linked to the el niño weather system is making worst the problems of previous years. >> this area would be well underwater. if there were to be normal average rainfall, it wouldn't make up the shortfall in precipitation. people here aren't just worried about a one off drought, rather a long term problem. >> usually, south korea is at more than 70% of it's annual summer precipitation. the lack of rain is bound to lead to a drought. we've had autumn draughts for 10 years and last winter and spring, rainfall was only 50% have average, so it's getting worse. >> the shortage is hit hardest
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on rice paddies reclaimed from the sea. not enough water means salt rising to the surface. farmers have lost crops. without double the usual rainfall between now and spring, they won't be able to plant the next crop. >> i'm worried about farming at all next year. we need the government to bring in water to create conditions for farming. this area has seen less and less rainfall every year. >> the government promises by february to put in place a pipeline to divert water to the region from another major river, but with consistently drier weather over the whole country, bigger solutions tackling consumption and supply are sure to be needed. >> still ahead, police brutality back in the spotlight in the u.s. after an officer throws a girl to the floor in her school classroom. >> in sport, how the failings of a t.v. channel impacted on
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baseball said world series.
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john mccain in the u.s., a policeman is being investigated after slamming a student to the ground in a classroom. the video has been viral. the officer's boss said it doesn't show the full story. we have a report from washington, d.c. >> it's happened again, another video goes viral, this time in south carolina. a teenager refers to say leave
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her high school classroom and this is how the police officer responded. he's been suspended, the justice department investigating whether her civil rights were violated. another case of police force causing outrage in ferguson missouri and maryland, a movement was created, black lives matter, hoping to highlight the growing divide between police and communities of color. >> may god protect our cops. >> now president obama is trying to get the sides talking. >> there are a lot of african-americans, not just me, who have that same kind of story of being pulled over, or frisked or something, and the data shows that this is not an abberation. >> crime rates are falling in the u.s., but several cities are seeing skyrocketing murder rates and the f.b.i. director said the
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protests and backlash are part of the reason. >> i spoke to officers privately in one big city precinct described being surrounded by young people with mobile phones held high taunting them after they get out of cars. they said we feel under siege and don't feel like getting out of our cars. >> the statistics show 17 february murders in 2014, in 2015, the number has climbed to 270. at the same time, police are arresting far fewer people, almost 12,000 fewer, a drop of 34%. civil rights groups say that's a problem. >> in a democracy, the agents of the government do need to be able to take criticism, understand where it's coming from and realize that they are accountable to the people, and they need to address the concerns of the communities that they police. >> this police officer's boss said this vote doesn't tell the whole story, that there's
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another showing the student trying to punch the police officer. he'll decide on wednesday if this is an appropriate response, but thanks to social media, much of the country has already reached its own conclusion. al jazeera, washington. >> the u.n. general assembly has voted overwhelmingly to call for an end to the u.s. economic embargo on cuba. this is bad news for cubans who risked their lives to get a america including high profile athletes with that we look at major league baseball. >> these men are the future of cuban baseball. if they play well in the under 23 team, they might join the cuba's version of the new york yankees. some dream of a future well beyond that in the united states
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cuban ball players usually defect to a third country first to get to the u.s. in order to negotiate at international free agents. the salaries do not come easy. they have had to risk their lives and leave their families. >> the way things are now between cuba and the united states, i think it should be easier, since both goughs are looking for ways to have ties, i think it is easier. of course i'd like to have my family here with me. >> 350 players have left cuba since 1980. normalization sparked an exodus. 100 players of left in the last 12 months. players are worried major league baseball could negotiate with the cuban government, meaning smaller paychecks. escobar plays for the washington nationals but grew up in havana. these men, his childhood friends played baseball in the streets with him. >> some of them play baseball
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and say they want to be just like escobar and other stars. he hasn't been forgotten. he won't be in this neighborhood. while children consider him a legend, cuban officials label him like others defectors, athletes who abandoned the country. >> the cuban government gave him this house and when he left for the united states eventually playing with major league baseball, the government confiscated it. >> the cuban sports officials, cuban government will say -- has an imminence r.ments amount of power over the players. >> cuba makes considerable investments in players from a very young age and now face as future where it would lose even more top talent, but the u.s. would be paying for that now, now that things have changed
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directly to the cuban government. >> al jazeera, havana. >> andy's here to get caught up on the sport news. >> the kansas city royals claimed first blood in baseball world series prevailing over the new york mets after the longest game in history. we have this report. >> this was a chance to make amends for kansas city, and escobar brought the royals off to the best possible start against the new york mets, hitting home off of first pitch received. a single helped the mets draw level at 1-1 in the fourth before an unexpected drama. the host broadcaster had generators fail. t.v. veins went black.
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the match delayed for several minutes with umpires unable to access video replay. upon resumption, it was curtis granderson who brought the game and the mets back to life. >> that one is gone! >> their lead was 3-1 before the royals fought back in the sixth inning. >> into right center, and this game is tied. >> a mistake by eric hosmer looked to be a crucial moment for kansas city. they were two outs away from an opening victory when at the bottom of the ninth, alex gordon turned a hero for the royals. >> back at the wall, this game is tied! >> ball four and it would take an extra five innings to decide the game. finally, at 12:19 in the morning after a five hour epic, the result was decided. >> here comes escobar! >> the long evident opening
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world series game on record. >> two things you don't want in game one of the world series and one is to go 14 innings and the other is to lose. you know, to find a way to grind that game out against a great team, they were matched -- both teams were marching pitch for pitch. we had opportunities, they made big pitches and would get out of innings, but, you know, to grind through that game and to win it in the 14th inning was big. >> the two teams were just a matter of hours to recover with game two scheduled for wednesday. al jazeera. suspended fifa president seth blatter told russian news agency that the 2018 world cup will not be taken from the country. blatter was critical of european football saying a frenchman has been trying to out of the him from power for three years. the 79-year-old claims that had the u.s.a. won the rights to host the world cup, the f.b.i.
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wouldn't be investigating either him or fifa. he says that the us.a. had been given the world cup, we would only speak about the wonderful world cup in russia and not about any problems at fifa. in a thinly veiled criticism, he said uefa is infected by an anti fifa virus. we can speak to our sportier correspondent lee wellings. what is bratter trying to achieve from this interview, do you think? >> well, as if fifa doesn't have enough problems at its moment, quite deliberately targeting the russian news agency, previous interviews with allies in switzerland, he is doing this strategically despite the fact he is under criminal investigation and suspended 90 days.
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it's the last thing fifa needs. this is all about him managing to not only try to excuse himself from blame but to pitch much which that blame on pettini. it is outrageous that there is any kind of agreement within offensive that that they would go to rush in 2018. it was the work of platini that ended up going to qatar, the public looking on at horror for months and years, saying why is there any kind of agreement taking place. this is for mr. blatter continuing to stir things up. we've always got to be very cautious at his words. in the interview, a lot of what he said was mud would, talking about fifa being a commercial organization. in another interview, he said i did wasn't a commercial organization, directly contradicting himself. >> will platini's name be on the
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ballot paper? >> at the moment, mr. platini is on the list despite being suspended 90 days. we have to look realistically that things are moving from that. not only will it be difficult for him to clear his name on time, we've now got another stepping into that gap and representing uefa. there is controversy about another not on the list. it really sums up the farce around this whole situation. chelsea manager said his players are still on his side despite the team knocked out of the english league cup. the defending champions losing
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in a penalty shootout. chelsea lost five of their 10 premier league games, but he insists there is no player mutiny. >> what the players did tonight is the same as they face some people and that speaks and they say you are stupid, because honestly, do you think the players didn't give everything to win the game? defending nba champions warriors started the new season with a win. forty points from seth curry helping them to a 111-95 victory over the pelicans. golden state are still celebrating the franchise's first title in 40 years, the warriors playing pretty much unchanged but will be without coast kerr, taking timeout to recover from back surgery. he hopes to be back on the
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sidelines later this season. barack obama saw the chicago bulls win their home opener. lebron coming close to tying the game in the closing seconds. a block by pau gasol, the bulls winning 97-95. chaos at the international olympic committee banning a country a day after kuwait's football was suspended. the representative is chairing a meeting in washington at the world international olympic committee. the ban is a new law in kuwait which is feared could lead to government interference in sports. >> always, i believe all the story where there was suspension for the sport organization, there was a movement in those
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country, whatever you try, but our generation of those athletes -- >> more on our website at aljazeera.com/sport. more from me later on. that is it for now. >> in the coming hours, nasa's spacecraft will fly past saturn's moon. the spacecraft which has been orbiting saturn since 2004 will pass through a plume of ice and water vapor, taking gas and particle samples as it passes. scientists believe the moon has water. if this is correct, they say it increases the prospects the moon could host life. >> we've got another full bulletin of news coming up in just a couple of minutes.
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iran accepts an invitation to take part in talks on syria's war. ♪ you are watching al jazeera, i'm sami zeidan live from our headquarters in doha. also coming up, tanzania's elections thrown into confusion, the vote in one area annulled for not being free and fair. myanmar's opposition failed to select a single muslim