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>> we have identified possible criminal violations. >> doping coverups and extortion, explosive allegations are leveled at russia which could be banned from athletics competition. i'm lauren taylor, this is al jazeera live from london. also coming up. u.s. and israeli leaders try the mend fences during their first meeting in more than a year. party of myanmar's democracy champion, aung san suu kyi, heads for landslide victory in historic elections.
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also an combination by the master of suspended club churs. hello, russia could be banned from olympic athletics competition after dammin damnint from wada. coverups and extortion in russian selects. there are allegations that money was demanded from top athletes to bury medical tests showing doping. report also implicates world governing body iaaf, preventing it from catching drug cheats. >> in the swiss sunshine a dark day from the sport of athletics. an independent commission set up by the world antidoping agency,
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wada, that russia should be immediately banned from the sport and if it doesn't fix problem, no russian athletes at the rio, 2016 olympic games. some of whom had been coerced into doping programs. the exploitation of doping, and results at london 2012 called into question and the world governing body the iaaf failing oact. commission chaired richard pownd says the problem goes beyond one sport and one country. >> it simply can't be only russia and only athletics. we know there's a problem of doping, just from the positive tests run, but in lots of other sports and in lots of other countries. we wanted to make it clear that
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our mandate was pretty narrow, russia athletics. but there's no reason to believe it's only athletics and there's month reason to believe it's only russia. >> allegations within a film released a year ago, the results overwhelmingly vindicated. >> wants to gain sports, gain sponsorships and gain a lot of money. also fighting against doping at the same time, might lead to some countries of interest. and therefore i think it's the best way that we need int organizations to fight seriously and independent enough against doping. new iaaf governor may be forced into action. >> what are the ramifications of this scandal? >> well, lauren it's obviously
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huge. russia is one of the most successful countries in athletics in the world. they triement antl triumph antli olympics two years ago. huge for them and huge blow for any clean russian athletes hoping to compete. the work of the independent commission here is not over either. hio seppelt the german documentary maker, made a second documentary with a leaked document, strange blood samples from 800 athletes around the world including 77 kenyans. kenyans are legendary in endurance racing. focuses a lot on doping in that country and i think we could be
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seeing a lot more focus on what's happening there coming up. and so the dust is kind of settling here in geneva now but we've got a lot more to come on this story around the world, i think. >> paul reese, thank you very much indeed. our russia correspondent rory challands has the reaction from moscow. >> the first official response we heard came from a russian state scientific agency which said that wada's report was politically motivated and not based in reality. slightly less belligerent were comments made by the sports minister that said yes, russia has a problem with doping it's never tried ohide this. as an example of russia doing its job properly it gave a list of russian athletes that eants doping agencieantidoping agencie
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accused. is it the heart of the allegations? wasada has been severely compromised and wants it to be called noncompliant. defends this agencies saying it was created under the specifications stipulated by wada itself. it is clearly that vitali muko has not read this report clearly. he asked for a lot of detail saying it's not there where actually if you read the report a lot of detail on these specific allegations is contained in the report. now says that russia will comply with any recommendations that are made by the iaaf, the international athletics federation. but it is also i think fairly obvious that richard pound who
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was the head of the wada investigation does not actually trust vitale mutko. when asked, he said as sports minister he must have known what was going on in russian doping and if he knew about it then he was explicit i come explicit in. complicit in it. >> u.s. president and israeli prime minister have been holding their first face oface talks in more than a year, as voyages continues between israeli and the occupied territories. relation have been strained due to differences over several key issues particularly the iran nuclear deal. earlier president obama outlined some of the main issues they had been talking about. >> in light of what continues to be a chaotic situation in syria
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this will give us an opportunity to discuss what's happening there. we'll have an opportunity to discuss how we can blunt the activities of i.s.i.l, hezbollah, other organizations in the region that carry out terrorist attacks. >> reporter: our correspondent patty culhane has announced this from the white house. >> reporter: there were none of the usual fireworks between israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and president obama. the relationship already at a low point after the israeli prime minister so publicly tried to fight the president even gave a speech to try to kill the iran deal. now how much more money israel wants from the u.s. in order to feel secure given that the deal is now done. right now u.s. gives israel just
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over $3 billion annually for defense equipment. there's some reports that after the deal, israel is going to ask for that to be increased to 5 billion. they are not expected to come out with an agreement and the other subject of the peace process the obama administration pretty much given up hope that there is going to be a final deal in the president's time left in office but they want from the prime minister some sort of statement of things he can take in their words build confidence and help calm the situation in the occupied territories. >> back in israel and the occupied territories palestinians say they are increasingly frustrate bed how little is being done to end the violence. in monday israeli forces shot dead an palestinian woman. stefanie dekker has the story. >> times are tense but he says
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palestinians have lived through worse. like so many others he expects nothing from the meeting between israeli's prime minister and the u.s. president. >> translator: the palestinian cause may be the last topic that they will discuss. there are other concerns for the u.s. and israeli for region. syria, iran, they have different priorities. >> reporter: by chance we bump into the u.s. consul general visiting the mayor of bethlehem together with officials from the u.s. governmental s.a.t, u.s.a.i.d. agencies, agency,
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u.s.a.i.d. >> for many it may be nothing. but for us, which we live here, it means ability to live, ability to lead life within a stayedhood. up till now liberally speaking we are still under occupation. >> reporter: this street has become a stage for daily confrontations with israeli forces and the overwhelming feeling among palestinians here is overwhelming frustration with the international community. for as-am the only way is through a peaceful solution. >> translator: stabbings are carried out by individuals who live under occupation. i don't know what the end of this is. but even if hundreds are killed on both sides you will still have israelis living in israeli and palestinians living in the west bank so in the end we have to find a solution of both people to live in this place. one of the two sides will finish the other off.
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>> reporter: people in bethlehem have become disill disillusioned of diplomatic talk. president obama, soon after he was elected, brought with it a real hope. but it hasn't surprised anyone here, stefanie dekker, al jazeera, bethlehem in the occupied west bank. >> still ahead on the program, syria's lost generation, we meet the schoolchildren who are missing out on an education. and six people are shot dead in jordan after an incident at a police training center near the capital.
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>> a reminder of the top stories here on al jazeera. the world antidoping agency says russia should be suspended from international athletic events after allegation he of doping. (f) barack obama and benjamin netanyahu hold talks at the white house. a palestinian woman has died after being shot, after she was accused of stack israeli soldiers. lee wellings, how likely is it that russia will be suspended from athletics as a result of this? >> the man in the spotlight is sebastian coe head of world athletics. he's only been in the job a few
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months. he couldn't have a worse start. even fifa, the world is waiting for him to act. it's not easy to act where russia is concerned particularly when he needs to do something and he needs to do it quickly. i've been speaking with him during the last hour and this is what he's said. >> i've asked the russian federation, the athletic federation to answer the allegations made in the pound report. we will ruive what the review we said and then look at the next steps which could include sanction. >> can you see any option other than sanction? >> i'm not presupposing what my council will say but i can tell you i sought approval for them to write to the russian federation, asking for an explanation. and i know that they take this as i do, very seriously.
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>> would you agree there are no more serious allegations in the history of sport? >> i don't benchmark those types of remarks. what i will say to you is it is my responsibility to create a sport that is responsive, responsible, transparent and accountable. the there are failings had our antidoping systems we will fix them. if there are failings in our governances that allow particularly the criminal allegations earlier in the week to be proven then i will fix those. >> lee is still here. can he fix there? >> some of you might not remember that sebastian coe is one of the finest middle distance racers in the history. you need to be able to get away if you're boxed in. the possibilities of russia not competing in an olympics in athletics acknowledge we're talking about them not competing in world athletics. this is such a big situation for him to tackle. and he doesn't want to rush into
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something. he wants to buy a little bit of time, so he can at least digest what's been said by world antidoping and make the right decision because it's going to need to be the right decision. >> i suppose one of the worrying things, it's not just about russia, it could be potentially even bigger? >> the reason this is so big is when we are dealing with fifa that's bad enough. you're talking about people taking money they shouldn't have. what has really shocked people here is this has affected results, who wins gold silver and bronze? there are people who haven't gotten what they deserve, and can'can't trust what they've ben said. that's why it's so big on. >> lee thank you. two u.s. service members were shot dead in amman, by a jordanian police officer who was then shot dead himself.
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rosiland jordan joins us arrive for the latest from washington, d.c. what are they saying there about this incident? >> well, the investigation is just getting underway according to state department officials lauren. the incident happened earlier in the day at this police training facility outside of amman. it has expanded its operations to train police working for the palestinian authority as well as working in other arab countries. the idea is to basically give them the skills in order to be professional police officers, and not just running around using whatever judgment they deem police in order to police local communities. now, they don't know why it is that the man who is said to be behind the shootings of the five people, a top criminal investigator, he's reported to have been, they don't know why he decided to open his service
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pistol at the facility, at the end of a graduation ceremony on monday. that is being investigated. at least five other people were injured in the incident. their families have been notified. but this is something that is very unusual inside jordan, at least from the u.s. perspective. it is considered a very safe country. it's a place where they usually have been warned to watch out for pickpockets rather than watching out for these sort of attacks. of course it does raise the specter lauren of what we did see happening, during the later part of the afghan war. the so-called green on blue attacks or insider attacks where an afghan soldier would turn his weapon his u.s. colleagues. they don't know whether that sort of situation, there were some early reports in fact that the shooter may have actually killed himself. so a lot of questions that need to be answered. >> and ros, how difficult throws
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decisions, made in afghanistan and this particular one, how difficult is it then for these security contractors to get staff to come out to these kind of jobs? >> reporter: well, one of the factors that induces people to take these jobs is the pay. it's quite lucrative, especially if someone is coming in with considerable military or civilian police experience. and the fact that can you earn a lot of money and not have to pay very much u.s. tax is very much an inducement. it is also considered a short term assignment and particularly in a country such as jordan which is considered relatively peaceful it's considered very low risk. but i don't know that it's going to dissuade other people from trying to take an assignment at this facility, because it does have an international reputation or the doing at least a decent job of training people in the basics of policing. it's very, very hard for people to not want to take part in this
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sort of work. >> okay, rosiland jordan, thank you very much indeed. now, debt, displacement hunger and now falling behind in school. it is a serious problem facing syria's vulnerable children starting to get their lives back together after flee to neighboring turkey. al jazeera's omar al saleh reports. >> abraham is 13. he looks younger because his bones aren't growing normally. he left school last year to help a single mother and sister. he earns about $3 aa day work as a porter. he tells me misses his schools and friends. he wants to be the man his mom can rely on. u.n. and turkish governments, statistics say there are more than 2.1 registered syrian
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refugees at least 700,000 are school age children. charity organizations have set up their extenders but only 200,000 attended classes last year. many of them become illegal workers in syrian bazaars. children can't go to school, mainly because of the language barrier and arab-speaking school. economic hardship is also a key factor. many families can't afford sending their children to school. in fact a lot of them rely on their children to work. income and sustaining a living are the means to survive. human rights watch warns of dire consequences and urges the international community and donor states to do more. >> there's a risk of a lost generation. if you look at the syrian children both inside the country and outside the country who are out of school, the numbers are really staggering.
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compared to the numbers before the war it's quite stark the difference. in theory before the war began primary school enrollment was 99% which is basically universal. and secondary enrollment was very high, gender parity was very good. and when you look at the risk of all these kids who have their futures laid out before them who are now very uncertain, you have an entire generation that is december mated 50 war. >> syria is forcing many to put their future on hold. omar al saleh, al jazeera, istanbul. >> members of the ruling party have been conceding defeat, and the aung san suu kyi party o predicted to be the victor. florence looi from yangon. >> bold predictions, the day
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after the election in myanmar. the national league for democracy or nld. on the streets of yangon peopler weren't shy about saying who they want in government. >> translator: i want to see nld lead this country. that's why i voted nld. >> i want antisuu to lead this d this country. >> former political prisoner aung san suu kyi. now her party could form next government. >> translator: until this time the election results have not been declared. i think everyone already knows or has guessed what the election result is. >> reporter: myanmar's election commission is expected to announce the final result in two weeks. >> translator: the 2015
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general election was a peaceful one and it can be seen it was held peacefully and successfully. >> some question whether these complaints will be properly handled. >> there is a lot of concern about the uec. particularly its impartiality. as you know the chair is a former military man, who has openly proclaimed that he was hoping that the usdp would win the election. >> it will be clear in the coming days whether this election was carried out in a credible way. the fact that the election was carried out peacefully, is already seen by many as progress that a country five years ago was a military dictatorship. florence looi, al jazeera, yankeeon. >> black students say they have endured racial slurs, and
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favoritism to white students at the university of missouri. one student went on hunger strike until the president tim wolfe resigned. the state has been in unrest since the fatal shooting of a black teenagers last year. gas levels have reached an all time high. the amount of carbon dioxide averaged 329 parts per mill, in 2014, 40% increase on preindustrial levels. negotiators of 1 money countries will meet next month in paris to reach a new climate deal. >> every year we say time is running out and this year just adds to the pressure. and it's very important that these figures are taken into account by the negotiators.
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>> a show opens on monday devoted to the art of andrew calder. >> they barely move in a museum where the windows are closed, environment controlled, no breezes wafting by. alexander calder wanted his mobiles to sway unpredictably like clouds across the sky. there are more than 100 on display, looking to his wire explup chur to his final style, kinetic works that move on their own. before he came along it was usually marble you moved around. >> he's credited with inventing the mobile, which is no small statement. calder really freed sculpture off the pedestal. took it away from you know the conventions of something static and solid.
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and he brings it out, into the gallery, out into the space. >> calder was a gregarious larger than life character and the works thriet in their deligr happiness but his grandson remembers a very intense artist. >> when he was working the space was silent, he didn't play music he didn't kid around he was at work. he was very, very focused. >> that focus has earned calder a place among the greats of modern art and his shows are always well attended. >> it's no surprise calder's so popular. there's a joyfulness a playfulness in his works that isn't found in most modern art. the show ends in 1948 with black widow. but calder carried on working until his death in 1976. leaving a legacy of 6,000 works. all carefully balanced to glide in the air, providing hours of
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entertainment. jessica baldwin, al jazeera, london. >> plenty for you at any time on our website, the address for that is and don't forget you can also watch us live by clicking on the watch now icon, >> they work in the darkest depths of the earth, your honor seen and unheard by the world above.