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>> hello, this is the news how are live from london. chaos as the airport in egypt. >> a woman's family said she was filling her car. >> two dams burst, flooding a village with mine waste. >> hello, with the sport, coming
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up, france's national prosecutor accuses former athletics chief of leading systemic corruption. >> russias president ordered the suspension of all flights to egypt as suspicion mounts that saturday's plane crash was caused by a bomb in the bold. vladimir putin asked his government to find a way to bring home the 45,000 russians currently on holiday in egypt. there's chaos and confusion president airport as the u.k. tries to bring its stranded citizens back home. 29 british planes were supposed to pick them up, but egypt only allowed eight, saying the number of flights was limited by the airport's capacity. they sent the military to boost security. this is a review of security.
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>> there is as major exodus underway from sharm el-sheikh. 20,000 departing britons will be joined by 40,000 russian tourists. russia and europe previously described the u.k.'s flight suspension as premature. the question is what changed the kremlin's mind. the british said their decision was based on intelligence, which made it more likely than not that a bomb was responsible. the head of russia's f.s.b. gave no details, saying only that it was expedient to suspend flights until the rale reasons for the crash are known. >> until we determine the actual causes of what happened, i believe it is reasonable to suspend flights of russian aviation to egypt and it applies first of all to the tourist channel on the one hand. on the other hand, we believe it necessary to actively cooperate with the egyptian authorities to vin joint work on investigating the reasons for this air crash. >> just a visual examination of the wreckage of the crashed jet
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gives intriguing clues. it's been suggest that had these pack marks on the inside of this rear door could be the results of shrapnel originate be within the aircraft. there are other similar photos. the metal hull appears to have peeled outward crediting that the force came from inside the plane. >> the good news is, it's not underwater, so you've got the pieces. you take them from the desert, put them ape big hangar, you literally put the jigsaw back together and that will tell you if there was an explosion, whether it was inside or outside, and that means it was a missile or a bomb inside. >> there is a stern spotlight on egyptian security and concerns about its effectiveness particularly over baggage handling. the italian civil aviation authority wash italian airlines to core out security checks in additional to those of the
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airport. british citizens will only be allowed to bring essential hand luggage with them. >> they are putting additional security measures in place beyond what is normal and moving up the number of flights expected on a day like this by quite a loss, oh aspiration is to get as many people home as soon as possible. >> that is a significant challenge. the u.k. airlines monarch and easy jet hoped to operate 15 flights out of sharm el-sheikh on friday. in reality, just five planes departed and just eight aircraft in total. egypt said they couldn't cope with anymore than that. >> egypt will cooperate to bring back tourists. we want to make sure they come back safely and that the planes are dealt with in a professional way. >> the search of the sinai desert is continuing. scattered on the ground, the
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debris of lives cut couragely short. children's books, a jewelry chain. that hasn't been found is a definitive blame for the crash but the range of options is narrowing. >> let's go live to rory challands in moscow. has any further information emerged about how the rugs made the decision to suspend the flights from egypt? >> that's a question that still has no firm answer, bub clearly something has changed the minds of russia's leaders. we don't know what that is, but it was only object thursday that we were till hearing from russian politicians that the u.k.'s decision to suspend flights to sinai was politically motivated and premature. now russia that suspended flights to the whole of egypt. what made them do that? russian investigators have been looking at the black boxes and
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there have been numerous analyzations for data to look to see if there was any trace of explosive material. it is possible that bolt of these things, the block boxes and this data might have changed the russian leadership's mind. we don't know yet. what we do know is the russians have a massive logistical headache now, because there is some 45,000 russians at least who are stranded in egypt, waiting to be brought home. there is a plane that's already left going out to egypt empty to bring the first load of russians back on it, but we're hearing from the russian tourismdown that this is a process that could take as long as a month. >> thank you very much.
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>> more on this from a former air accident investigator and aviation safety expert. the british government seem to go there is a bomb that was in the hold. >> in europe, it's very difficult to do. we have very tight security and a lot of access points to the airplane and different group that is get involved in touching the airplane when it turns around. you have the caterers, the cleaners, the people refueling, putting water onboard, taking sewage away as well as doing maintenance checks, so a lot of people get involved in touching an airplane and screening them can be very difficult. >> people in the slightly chaotic scenes in the sharm el-sheikh airport paid money to people to bypass the baggage inspection queue. that seems almost extraordinary.
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>> i've seen it in some countries, people paid to put things in airplanes as a test to see if they can bribe the local workers. you get a lot of that in jamaica trying to muggle drugs object to the airplane. it's quite a common problem, although not really considered within western european airports. >> how thoroughly do they need to vet the workers in the airport and how can they change the vetting process quickly to deal with the backlog of passengers we are seeing at the moment? >> it can be difficult. we have restrictions that you have to be in the u.k. for a certain number of years and get all sort of checks. if you suddenly change political allegiance, if you've got a tie up with i.s. that your brother would say would you do building for me. there are ways to manipulate people that may not show up in the standard check. >> do you think that this is going to be something that lasts for quite a long time?
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presumably we don't want to set in place people they don't trust overnight. >> i think secondary screening will come in maybe from a european commission response, an individual airline response, a u.k. response. they may set up a shuttle where the military shuttle them to cypress and then they're picked up. there are logistical solutions that will take time to sort out. >> what about your theory. it's early days and there are complicating reports, but on the balance of what you've seen so far, what's your theory. >> at the moment, i've just come back from a conference in the middle east. they don't know and it will take sometime before they can come up with a definitive cause, because you've got the wreckage in the desert. there's been sand storms out there making working conditions difficult. you have to take the part out of the desert to laboratory to under go testses to yes, there was a bomb onboard, it was this type have bomb.
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at the this moment, everything is open to discussion. >> how long do you think it will take. >> about another week before they can confirm it was a bomb or not, i would guess. >> thank you. >> thank you. israeli police report another shooting incident in the occupant we have had bank. two israelis were shot in hebron and taken to hospital. hebron is where jail police shot an elderly palestinian woman on friday at a petrol station. her family said she was merely trying to fill up her car. israeli police say she was trying to run over soldiers. >> israeli troops fight, troops on the gaza border died after a shot in the head. thirty others were injured by bullet rounds and tear gas. >> there have been two separate incidents of shooting in and around the hebron area friday night. the first was sniper fire
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targeting jewish visitors to the cave of the patriarchs, the mosque known to muslims, two young israelis injured in that attack. the army is looking for whoever carried that out. then about an hour and a half later, drive by shooting, one israeli seriously injured, this on the outskirts of hebron, this isen escalation. we don't often see incidents of shootings in the hebron area, palestinians shooting at israelis. however the other way, again another incident, a 72-year-old grandmother shot dead by the israeli security forces at a gas station just on the outskids of hebron. we've spoken to her family. they tell us she was simply trying to fill her car with gas. the army maintains she tried to ram her car into a group of soldiers, so a difficult situation on the ground. another incident on friday, an israeli man stabbed east of ramallah, the attacker has managed to get away, the israeli security forces looking for him,
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so certainly an incredibly tense day goes to show that even though we've had the last few days some days without i want at all, then we have be a escalation as on this friday. very unpredictable, difficult to calm certainly the street and i think interestingly we heard from the chief of military intelligence who briefed the cabinet earlier this week. he told them that basically there were three reasons why we had this tension amongst palestinians, one is the recent incitement and the right wings group access to the temple mount, second the family, a family who's home was torched by settler killing a baby and his parents. no justice really has come out of that and certainly just the complete hopelessness of palestinians who believe that this occupation will never end. >> coming up, escaping war and disease. we meet refugees trying to flee
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the region through a small lebanese port. >> myanmar holds it's first proper election in 25 years where everyone feels included. >> the increasing number of countries forced to play football matches in neutral venues because of trouble back home. >> president barack obama has rejected an $8 billion pipeline project, saying the key stone pipeline would not make a meaningful long term contribution to the u.s. economy. it would have carried 830,000-barrels of oil a day to texas from canada. the move is a victory for environmentalists who campaigned against it for more than seven years. >> america's now a global leader when it comes to taking serious action to fight climate change and frankly approving that
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project would have undercut that global leadership and that's the biggest risk we face, not acting. today we're continue to go lead by example. >> let's get the latest from toronto. what's the reaction been in canada to the decision by the white house? >> well, on the play asking level, fairly mild, i have to say. first of all, i think everyone saw this coming. president obama's been signaling for more than a year now that he's not enamored with this project. it took seven years, almost unprecedented in this kind of cross border pipeline approval process for a decision to be made. we heard from the newly sworn in canada prime minister justin trudeau. he said the u.s.-canada relationship is much larger than just a pipeline and pitch voled to wanting to improve canada's record on climate change and work with the americans on that.
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that's the sort of thing we did expect hims to had this decision come along. we heard from the company building the pipeline, transcanada saying they are very disappointed and the project is not dead. they didn't really explain that but they may submit a fresh application. they may even go to court. they have not ruled that out, take the united states government to court somewhere down the line. in many ways, the project will linger in the news especially with the american political process where the republicans have signaled they're not particularly happy with this decision, either. >> thank you very much indeed. >> rescuers in brass still are searching for survivors after a dam burst in the southeast of the country swamping a mining vig. two people are confirmed dead and 30 injured. officials warn that toll is almost certain to rises. we have the latest. >> rescuers in brazil have struggled to dig out survivors after a dam holding waste water from an iron ore mine burst.
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family spent the night in structures. this village did not stand a chance against the thick torrent of mud that struck through it. dozens are missing or injured in the state. it stretches two kilometers from the dam to the village. almost 600 people live here and most of them are miners. >> i heard something like an earthquake. it seemed like a steam roller was passing by me. everything was shaking and when i looked down, the ground was cracked. >> firefighters say the number of missing may rise and it's unlikely to find survivors under the toxic mixture. most roads have been blocked by the day luge. >> i have a few relatives from the affect areas who called to see they're well. >> some homes are filled to the roof with mud. there was no power and electricity lines were brought down by the strong current. the company running the site is trying to figure out what
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happened. >> at the moment, we cannot confirm the cause and extent of what happened or the number of victims. i repeat, our focus at this critical moment is to preserve people said well being and the environment. >> the scientists operate by mining company is owned by larger companies of australia. san mark occasion said it's doing all it can to help people. in the centuries old mining hub, it looks like it will need all the help it can get. >> david alexander i a professor for risk reduction. can you explain what you think has happened here? >> it looks as if it is a dam burst as the result of heavy rainfall, which is linked to a mud flow, which essentially involves toxic material, including did h debris and mud d toxic chemicals from the dam into the open area.
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>> how damaging to health is the chemicalses? >> this remains to be seen and will take a long time before the results of tests are available and the situation clarifies itself on that. past experience, this can lead to long term toxicity. >> a little about why these dams are there and what's in them. >> in various kinds of hydraulic mining concerns, there is a need to extract the minerals from the earth using water and then to have a sedimentation process whereby the products of the mining are extracted from the we're. this involves creating usually a rectangular dam around the water and that is an earth dam. earth dams are the most common forms in the world, but they are subject to these risks. >> their vulnerable because they're not maintain properly or they're just generally vulnerable because which the way
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they're built. >> the root cause here is likely to be negatively jens. lack of abdication of standards and principles and that above all is the root cause. >> how long would it take to clear up the damage, tons and tons of months. >> that rather dependency upon the toxicity. we have examples from other countries that are very very similar to this, including we could add the landslide disaster in the u.k. in south wales in 1966, which killed 116 children, mostly between seven and nine and 44 duties. it wasn't a dam burst, but it was a as her similar mud flow, not toxic, but it has left a psychological effect upon the area, which has lasted since then, in other words for practically half a century. >> in terms of the way the mining industry operates, are there any kind of newer design that is they use in places where the mining industry is more
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advanced or is this just a standard way they dew it? >> engineers are perfectly capable of designing dams which are resistant to seismic activity and i understand there was seismic activity here at the time or shortly before the doom burst, and also, dams that are resistant to heavy rainfall. i understand that was a factor, as well, however, this requires that the right materials are used, the right construction kick next properly overseen and applied and that there is frequent rigorous inspection. inspection is given to larger dams, but the regime for smaller dams are less rigorous around the world and yet the consequence, as bad. >> thank you very much i didn't know deed. thank you. >> heavy shelling continues in taiz in yemen. houthis fired rockets killing and injure a number of people. battles have raged as iran backed rebels and supporters of
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adou rabbo mansour hadi fight for control of yemen said third largest city. >> a second tropical storm is heading toward yemen in the arabian sea and is expected to intensify to a cyclone with wind speeds of up to 160 kilometers per hour. meg will not be as powerful as the last cyclone which killed eight people but will bring lots more rain. >> the u.n. is expected that fierce of an outbreak of cholera in iraq is snow balling. one in five confirmed cases is in children. the school year was delayed by a month in may be areas. it is spread mainly through contaminated water and many affected are refugees living in camps with poor sanitation. unicef's director in iraq said it's crucial that the people know how to prevent catching cholera. >> we've distributed potable water, improving water storage
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for 15,500. we've made available 820,000 oral rehydration salts to help chirp recover when they have diarrhea. it's about messaging with communities, about hygiene, washing their hands. we've red unicef and w.h.o. have reached out to over 1.5 million households throughout the country. >> cholera has spread from iraq to syria and warns the disease could develop into a regional epidemic. it's partly due to the number of refugees in camps with unbearable conditions. some have decided to leave and seek a better life elsewhere. a major departure point is tripoli in lebanon. we have this report. >> many of these ships are bound for turkey, but for many of the passengers, turkey is not their final destination. lebanon's northern port of tripoli has become a way out for occurrens. those who depart from here do so
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legally. syrians don't need visas to enter turkey. helping syrians book seats on the ferries and arrange their visas to lebanon, then it is up to them what they do next. >> they get the tickets to go and from there find their way to the greek islands, and eventually to other european countries. >> 18-year-old ahmed is one of them. he didn't reveal his identity but tells us he is looking for a future which he no longer has at home. he has family who already found their way to europe. >> my brother has been in germany for six months. i'm not going, because the sea is too dangerous. europe is not going anywhere. if i don't go now, i will go later. >> many passengers on this bus are new arrivals from syria. they enter on transit visas because of new restrictions imposed by the lebanese government. >> authorities at the port tell that you say there has been an
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increase in the number of passengers who travel to turkey from here. since the beginning of this year, 100,000 people left. 90% of them were syrian and 90% of them didn't return. >> that is why it is hard to say goodbye. these women are from the government controlled city of homs. some are getting ready to board the ship and while they don't openly talk about their intentions, their relatives do. >> my sister came from homs and she is going to turkey. if there is a possibility, she will join her son who is already in austria. >> there are many syrians in lebanon who would like to do that but cannot. they don't have the paperwork. >> i want a future for my child, but i need a sponsor to renew my residency in lebanon. without that, i can't leave the country and take the ferry to turkey. >> many like this man didn't want to appear on camera, scared and distraught, his only fear is not being able to see his family
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for years to come. these people have one way ticket, but their destination is only the first step in a journey to find a new life. al jazeera, tripoli, northern lebanon. >> sweden's migration minister warned that the government condition no longer guarantee housing for newly arrived refugees. he said people planning to apply for asylum should be aware of the situation. the population is less than 10 million, it has already received 100,000 refugees so far this a half time show.
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>> hello again, a new tissue active in helping to improve schools and built a brighter future bottle by bottle. bricks are replaced to build classrooms. we have more from pretoria. >> soon, these children won't be having school meals cooked and served outside. it may not look like it, but the kitchen being built behind them is made from recycle would plastic brick in some of south africa's poorest communities. >> plastic bottles are not bio degradable and end up in landfills. the recycle would plastic bottles are remolded into brick
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like shapes and sold as water bottles for less than 50 cents. the kitchen is nearly complete. builders are put in the steel metal frame and are plastering the walls. those behind the project say it's a way to save the environment and uplift local communities. >> we supply schools with water that obviously become part of the bottle facility. we then get those bottles back, once we get them back, that then becomes automatically a break. we take those and do structures like these you see behind me. >> another school will have its own structure. the bricks are simple to stack, like lego bricks. here's how they interlock. it takes 15,000 of these to built would structure. the builders say it took them roughly three hours. >> this 1,000 square liter youth center opens in january. officials say depending on the
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finishing used, it's 40% cheaper to built with plastic than clay bricks. >> he was initially concerned about the bricks accidentally catching fire. >> it's easy. >> more than 20 school buildings and youth facilities have been built, using recycle would plastic bottles so far. it's hopes it will one day be used across the african continent. al jazeera, pretoria. >> here's robin with sport. >> robin thank you very much. french authorities accused former athletic chief of leading systemic corruption in the
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sport. financial prosecutor has been discussing the investigation which led to the arrest this woke of the 82-year-old senegalese, alleging that the legal advises or traveled to russia for payments of more than $1 million in exchange for covering up doping offenses. he is wanted for arrest and it's claimed he demanded half a million dollars from the turkish olympic champion who refused to pay and was subsequently disqualified. >> it's a form of black male when you say to someone pay or you can't compete especially an athlete who dedicated most of his time to train and to run for extremely important competitions, world championships or olympic games. i don't know if we can call it a mafia system, but it is a system of corruption, that's for sure. >> tennis news now, murray is through to the semifinals of the masters tournament after a hard
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fought tournament. aggressive match deciding set, done in early break, murray found his rhythm and clinched the match. title contender was the quickest in practice ahead of the final moto g.m. race of the season taking place in valencia. he was faster than pedestrian degrees is a. down to the wire seven points behind rossi. rossi failed to have a penalty overturned for taking out world champion mark marquez in malaysia last month. >> football news, fifa hong kong must travel to the maldives. the indian nation declared a 30 day state of emergency, citing security threats amid political
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unrest. hong kong officials wanted the match moved but official said the maldives minister of defense guaranteed the team's safety. for now, looks like they will be playing at home, but there's a length three list of countries. palestinian were told this week their next two qualifiers will have to be shifted away from ramallah. those unable to play at home are in the asian football federation include be myanmar. no games in many of the troubled hot spots of the middle east, afghanistan, pakistan, iraq, and kuwait banned from fifa activities right now for government interference. a few countriesing africa, libya and somalia have to play home games abroad, sierra leone just allowed to host games again after the ebola outbreak.
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>> a man that needs absolutely no introduction to cricket fans around the world. occasionally opening the batting for i understand i can't this time around was at the center of a different opening. >> the charge of the opening bell at new york stock exchange on friday, along with another legend of the game. a series of t20 matches involving other contradicting greats. the idea is to spread the gospel of cricket to the united states with the first game at the home of the new york mets on saturday. john henry smith reports now from new york. >> at this small club in central new jersey, they gather almost every night to play a game all but unknown in most of the united states, cricket. >> when you play, you lee all your problems of your life
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behind. >> the founder of bat and ball cricket. >> 200, 250 teams altogether, all kinds of cricket. >> the area around the club has one of the highest concentrations of indian and pakistani immigrants in the united states. those countries are hot beds for a game that's both similar and at the same time very different from baseball. rather than a diamond, cricket is played on an oval field. players use a flat sided bat instead of round. the object is to score runs and to protect those wooden stumps also called wickets. >> to spread the gospel to an american audience, 28 of the world's most famous retired contradicters have converged for a tour of three baseball stadiums starting at new york's citi field. >> he retired from professional cricket in 2013 as one of the
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greatest players the sport has ever seen. in the united states, he's mostly unknown. >> i am here to popularize cricket and encourage americans to pick up a cricket bat alongside a baseball bat. >> those all-stars plan matches in new york, at houston's minute maid park and at dodger stadium in los angeles. they are promising a faster version of the game that will interest americans, but high ticket prices could keep casual fans away. for the citi field match, most tickets sell in the 100-$175 range. >> i'm a little bit disappointed. i wish the prices were a little lower, maybe $75. >> still at bat and ball, it's tough to find anyone who doesn't plan to be at the match on saturday. >> most of the people i know, everybody's going. >> the only way we can watch is on t.v., on you tube and stuff,
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so it's like a dream come true to watch theme like this, like of their caliber play live. >> just before i go, some rather incredible picture to show you coming out of australia where a young football fan grabbed the world says attention, he is 13, visually impaired. this is an extraordinary penalty effort from the teenager at half time of the game. he hits the target, wins $1,400. he was involved in a road accident in july and suffers from double vision. i'm sure we can all agree, definitely the goal scoring highlight. what a brilliant way to end the sport segment for now. >> bamboo skyscrapers might sound impractical but is the kind of thinking making waves at
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this year's architectural festival. using of the past to inspire the future. we have this report. >> the world's moat creative architects have gathered in singapore. over 2,200 professionals from 60 countries are here with the creations that they have built, will bill and hope to build in the future. all she up for scrutiny and awards. the annual festival is the largest gathering of its kind and helps to shape the way we think about the place ins which we live, work and spend our leisure time. >> that architecture has as with a eight of thinking is creating a way of commonnalty of experience across the world. these are ways in which architecture might give at help to issues of international conflict. >> while the professionals are in deep deep bait, the next generation is waiting in the wings, the finalists in the university competition.
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their challenge is to anticipate the future on locations based of their past and potential future use. the universities of singapore and london's westminster are jointly working on the business district of singapore. >> through an lien the buildings and area in general, we can see things either that we have in common with them or that they actually pick up on that we don't, so it gives us a different perspective as well in that sense. it's a good collaboration, because we learn from each other, as well. >> this five star hotel used to be the central post office. the challenge here is not just design, but working as a team. the future is also on the mind of finalist carlos gomez from spain. his skyscraper is tipped as a potential winner in its category. >> designing with bamboo structure, our intention is to produce a live building
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producing 02 with its design, because we are not producing co2. people want to see more environmental friendly buildings, but companies, they don't get revenues they would like with these coffee probables. >> after four years in singapore, next year's festival is moving to europe. asia has been a popular and successful venue, but it's felt that another continent should benefit and inspire a future generation have architects. >> two u.s. astronauts ventured out on a risky space walk for repairs, fixing be a ammonia leak to complete repairs to a system that broke down two years ago. that's it for this news hour. more news in just a moment. bye for now.
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>> i've been asked to keep my voice down cause we are so close to the isil position >> who is in charge, and are they going to be held to accout? >> but know we're following the research team into the fire
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russia suspends all flights to egypt as suspicion grows that a bomb caused saturday's plane crash in sinai. hello. you're watching al jazeera live from london. also coming up. end of the line. barack obama rejects plans to build a huge pipeline between canada and the u.s. israeli security forces shoot an elderly palestinian woman at a petro station in the west bank. and swallowed by mud and water. a dam bursts in brazil