the news continues next life from doha. >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello and welcome to the news hour. i'm in doha, here is what is coming up in the next 60 minutes. russia's anti-doping agency saying the lab moscow used for testing has been shut down. the u.n. says levels of greenhouse gases have hit a new record. u.k. prime minister, david cameron calls for reforms of the e.u. or else britain may have to
exit the world body. and germany mourns the loss of a former chancellor. ♪ russia has been forced to close a laboratory after allegations of wide-spread drug cheating among itself athletes. despite that the sports minister has vigorously denied the world anti-dopes agency's claims. he also insisted russia's doping agencies are totally independent. he says they collect 15,000 samples annually, resulting in the disqualification of roughly 2% of athletes tested. he has accused the agency of double standards claiming similar investigations are not commissioned in other countries. let's speak to lee wellings joining us from london.
a strong sense of denial coming out of russia despite the laboratory closing down. >> yeah, they had to close. there was no point in it being opened, because it was designed to link up with all of the other laboratories around the world, and the world anti-doping agency runs all of them. and they suggested that it has to be closed down. it is of course, completely discredited that laboratory. there isn't anything to test at the moment. no surprise as well about the level of denial. some of which you have already mentioned from the sports minister. he saying doping is a world problem, that's a general theme coming down from the top that there might be a level of political motivation, a level of conspiracy against russia. what they don't want to do is to accept the accusations being made against them and they dwoont to compromise their
position where they are going to try to get their athletes competing again. but there's no way the russians are accepting this. >> when can we expect a decision on whether competitors will be suspended? >> reporter: i was talking to the president, and he was having such a tough time about this yesterday. he said it could be made as early as friday when there's a virtual meeting in monaco. people will linked up to discuss this crisis. there was a scheduled meeting two weeks on. they might try to bide their time a little bit, because it's such a difficult and unprecedented situation for them. so they may not want to make that decision instantly, but he knows he has got to act as quickly as possible, because the public is watching, the recommendation is there that the russians be suspended, but that would be seismic, and i think
sebasti sebasti sebastianco and his team be look for a way to solve this problem. thank you. there is increasing pressure to try to solve climate change on world leaders. across the atlantic, the u.s. secretary of state, john kerry, he is due to speak on climate change and how it affects national security in the next few hours, all of this comes as the u.n. east weather energy has warned that the world is facing a permanent new reality with record levels of grown house gases in the atmosphere. jacky rowland reportings from paris. >> reporter: the french foreign minister has made it clear that success at this summit is absolutely essential, failure to reach an agreement on controlling climate change is in his view not an option, and we
gave just one worrying prediction for the future if in fact greenhouse gas emissions continue and temperatures continue to rise. he said that by 2030, the effects on the environment, particularly in some of the developing countries would be so severe that 100 million additional people would be facing extreme poverty. so just one indication there of what is at stake in very real terms for those leaders who will be meeting at the beginning of december in france trying to reach a consensus on how to hit that target of 2 degrees above the temperatures on the planet before the industrial age and even more ambitious a target for the future to reduce that global warming down to 1.5 degrees above what the temperature was on the planet a couple of hundred years ago.
>> with more on the u.s. secretary of state john kerry's speech let's cross over to rosiland jordan to tell us what message kerry will be sending out. >> it's a continuous of series of speeches and op-eds which the secretary has been making and publishing in recent months. he is speaking in norfolk, virginia, it's the home to the largest u.s. naval installation in this country. and so he is speaking to a mixture of college students, community leaders, members of the military, about how trying to deal with global warming or climate change both terms have political implications, is key to protecting the country's national security. the secretary is expected to outline how making certain that all countries, not just the united states can use what he calls clean energy, reduce the
risk of having to try to get hydrocarbons from country wrsz -- countries where there might be political instability. and dealing with the fact that these securities could be a risk. so what he is trying to do is focus people's attention as we get closer to the paris summit on the many needs why there should be a new approach to finding and using energy, not just here in the united states but around the world. >> we know the united states is oning of the biggest polluted in the world, is there much political will heading into this? >> kerry is not just making this speech inside the united states even though he is the country's top diplomat, this is also part of the obama administration's
overall attempt to basically build public support for this initiative. we're watching this happening just a few days after president barack obama decided to reject the keystone xl pipeline project from canada into the heart of the united states because of the fears that it would promote global warming or climate change. so what you see is a real push to try to persuade the american public, because without that grass roots level of support it's much more difficult to persuade members of congress who might be opposed to any more restrictions on the energy industry. there has been grumbling that even what could be achieved at paris might not be enough, but the administration's argument is you have to consider it a floor for improving the overall
climate. >> rosiland thank you for that update. britain's prime minister has set out reforms he wants the european union to implement before a crucial referendum that will determine whether the u.k. stays in the e.u. or not. he outlined key objections he says lie at the heart of the negotiations. >> reporter: will we stay or will we go, as the referendum approaches on e.u. membership. on tuesday david cameron began his campaign to renegotiate the terms of britain's membership, something he hopes will convince voters to stay. >> i have every confidence that we will achieve an agreement that works for britain and our european partners, and if and when we do so, i will campaign to keep britain inside a reformed european union.
>> reporter: cameron believes that britain should be allowed to limit welfare payments to e.u. migrants and refugees for a period of four years after they arrive. to opt out of certain e.u. laws, and to have special protection for the financial services sector in the city of london. both sides are gearing up for a fight. >> the whole point about negotiations is you ask for a lot and you are prepared to accept a little bit less. the only thing he has asked for is a change to migrant benefits, but even on that he said he is prepared to be flexible, and everything else can be found on a piece of paper as a promise of changing the treaties in years to come. >> reporter: what do you think is the defining argument? what is the defining argument to stay. >> we're better in; that going out, carrying with it unknowable risks, so it's better
particularly given that as cameron has demonstrated we can get things from the european union, we can push it in a more british direction. >> reporter: opponents argument that david cameron's demands are trivial and are likely to be met, the reforms they say won't do enough. the migrant issue will meet some resistance, but among european leaders any likes of german chancellor, angela merkel has said she believes a deal with be done. jonah hull, al jazeera, london. for more on what david come ron has to say, let's talk to a correspondent for the economist magazine. do you think that c-- cameron cn push the e.u. towards a more british direction.
>> well, the outlines he has listed today, as you say in your report, they are pretty flimsy, and lacking in detail, and cameron himself was quite open about that, he hasn't said about how they are going to get to that. so if you consider a british e.u. as one where cameron's demands are met, then i suppose perhaps that's what he will get. but certainly it is going to leave a lot of the euro skeptics feeling quite cold today. >> he said if he didn't get a deal, he would rule nothing out. so is he heading towards leading a campaign towards the exit of britain from the e.u.? >> the problem that faced cameron was essentially whatever he put in his letter today, the anti-e.u. campaign was immediately going to dismiss it as being insufficient, so he has
had to go for a couple of things, which are essentially quite easy to get some results on. for example, this idea that britain shouldn't be part of an ever-closer union with the e.u. this is something you hear in britain all the time. and a lot of people say the idea was killed off in june with various changes. and it doesn't carry a lot of weight in e.u. legislation. so i think what cameron really has to do at this point, is he has to try to make an emotional argument, because he's really hamstrung in terms of making actual policy changes, because the point of the e.u. is that you have dozens of countries in the e.u. and you have to give and take. so the idea that you can just walk in and demand radical changes such as saying we're not going to give migrants any benefits as they come, that simply isn't possible, and cameron knows that. so he has to go for quite
superficial things. almost no policy change that is likely is going to win over the die hard skeptics. so he has to make the argument emotional not paced on policy. >> but what about the argument that he has linked the u.k.'s membership to national security? >> well, that's very true, and he could make that argument. certainly with russia's incursion into ukraine certainly security is very important. on the other hand, one of the big lessons of the scottish independence referendum last year is that campaigning on a pu purely negative basis may not pay off as you think. so the scottish nationalists in august and september of last year had a relentlessly positive message, and in the end they
almost won. so i think the point is that you can emphasize security as you suggest, but you also have to find some kind of positive message as well, i would say. >> all right. we appreciate your time with us. thank you. there's much more to come on the news hour. we report from myanmar where election servers say the poll was transpair rent but not without flaws. and we travel to one of the most remote places in afghanistan where people say they are being neglected by the government. >> it's pretty hard to swallow. >> in sport we'll hear from the athletes who believe they were cheated out of medals by russian dopers. ♪ so as we mentioned britain openly mulling the possibility of leaving the e.u. turkey has yet to join the block despite almost ten years of
negotiations. on tuesday, the european union published a report on the progress to get turkey in. bernard smith reports from istanbul. >> reporter: too big, too poor, too muslim. the words of a former e.u. commissioner, just before turkey entered into formal talks for entry into the european union. the statement that helped set the tones for the ten years that the talks have now dragged on. the latest generation of turkish students at the e.u. are more pragmatic than enthusiastic at the prospect of partnership. >> i really don't believe that turkey can become a european member. >> translator: i believe it was the e.u. who blocked the process in the first place. there may be various reasons for this. one may be turkey's huge population. there is also debate about its
culture. is turkey a european country or not? >> translator: i really want turkey to be an e.u. member. i see e.u. membership as a way to advance democracy and human rights, but when we look at our current foreign policy it doesn't likely that turkey will become a member soon. >> reporter: this man has been teaching these classes for seven years. she has noticed a decline in support for e.u. membership. >> there used to be much more enthusiasm, because i think they believed the prospect of turkey's membership at the moment, and right now many of the students will tell you that they seem to see a very weak prospect for turkey's admission. so they don't believe it is going to happen in the near future, and they have doubts about whether the e.u. is serious about taking turkey in as a member. >> reporter: when the ruling power swept to power in 2002, e.u. membership was the
priority. but as progress stalled, prime minister, now president, turned east, attempting to establish turkey as a leading power in the muslim world. in the ten years since turkey went knocking on the e.u.'s door, rapid economic growth here, although it is slowing now, has pulled millions of turks out of poverty. so for many of them, although they may still hope one day to join the e.u., it doesn't seem as important now. at least a dozen inmates and guards were wounded during a riots at a overcrowded prison in guinea's capitol on monday. gunshots were heard for at least two hours according to witnesses. our correspondent has more. >> reporter: gunshots outside and within the main prison after an attempted jailbreak. [ gunfire ] >> reporter: it started when hundreds of prisoners rebelled
against the government of the jail. >> translator: a armed team running to inform others there is something going wrong, be ready and immediately i saw the prisoners climbing the fence and throwing stones at the military. >> reporter: the government says the break prompted a swift response. 13 prisoners were wounded during the riot. >> translator: we were cooking when we saw the military calling for help to the other security. some of the military were hiding in our house, and they helped us hide. the prisoners were shooting at the military to try to escape. >> reporter: the prison is designed to accommodate 300 inmates, but holds approximately 1,000 currently, including underage prisoners. nigeria's president is
expected to swear in his cabinet on wednesday five months after he took office. he has been widely criticized for the delay and the choice of ministers. let's find out why, and speak to our correspondent joining us live. >> reporter: well, it's nearly six months since the president took power. it has taken these months for him to identify what he has called capable, competent individuals, people of integrity to sit in his cabinet. and there has been quite a bit of unhappiness about how long it has taken. the president's office said the president was looking for people of integrity, people without any corruption background, so to speak, and that's why it has taken so long. but one of the concerns that is being raised by analysts and
many nigerians is that the composition of the new cabinet doesn't reflect, they say the millions of young people that voted for the president. those between the age groups of 18 to 30. in fact the average age of the ministers who will be sworn in on wednesday is about 57. there has also been criticism that only four of the nominees are women in a country where over 50% of the population, excuse me, are women. but the worst of the criticism has come from the fact that those who were very close to the former president, goodluck jonathan, of the people's democratic party, were also -- some of them short listed as ministers. and these are individuals that critics say at the last minute, left the ruling party to join the president and the opposition. supporters of the president say
it's not about whether women are represented, it's not about the age of the ministers, it's about whether they are competent; whether they are people on integrity and have the right skills to run these ministries. and as far as the president's office is concerned, these people do. they will be sworn in on wednesday and start their positions. >> thank you. european election monitors in myanmar have said sunday's landmark pole was broadly transparent, though not without flaws. wayne haye reports. >> reporter: she's one of the new faces of politics in myanmar. she was a political activist turned successful businesswoman, now soon to be a member of parliament for the national league for democracy.
>> this is not the end of the journey. it's just the beginning of the journey to call for the better way for the society. >> reporter: she's also a face of hope for the people in her constituency, where she beat one of the ruling party's heavyweights on sunday. >> translator: i think she can do everything for us. i believe she can fulfill everyone's wishes in this constituency. >> translator: i voted for her, because she can improve our lives. i think she can help deliver better education and healthcare. >> reporter: it was much concern about the prospect of cheating before the election. the ruling union solidarity and development party is made up of many former generals who ran the country for half a century. where worried whether they really are willing to relinquish more control. while the election wasn't
perfect it seems to be free of any mayor irregularities. >> the process went better than expected. it is also true that more reforms are needed to ensure that truly genuine elections can take place in the future. >> reporter: the european union wants to see an end to the military being guaranteed a quarter of the seats in parliament. the nld is on tract to be able to form the next government, but the army will remain a very powerful political force, and after enduring 50 years of dictatorship, a lack of trust in the military will take a long time to rebuild. the army will be veto power over any constitutional changes. >> actually this -- this should be a concern of all of us, because we still have to
negotiate and we -- we have to make the compromise. >> reporter: there will also be questions about the nld's ability to run the country, but in areas where the results have been confirmed people are celebrating a change they believe will lead to a better myanmar. tens of billions of dollars in international aid have gone to afghanistan since the end of the taliban rule. but questions are being raised about how the money was spent. in the second of our three-part series, the forgotten province, jennifer glass reports on the problems in the province. >> reporter: this is a new $8 million hospital. it was built to serve the people of the provincial capitol of afghanistan's gore province. in the pediatrics ward the sewer
system is backed up. only one female doctor for the whole population, and most of the hospital doesn't have running water. >> we don't have a higher authority members in kabul. like we don't have any minister, any other higher authority to [ inaudible ] when they make decision and planning for our country, sometimes they -- maybe they miss or forgot gore. >> reporter: billions in said has been spent in afghanistan but there's not much sign of it in gore >> translator: big money came to afghanistan, but hoer has missed out. >> reporter: it is 400 kilometers from the capitol and getting here by road isn't easy. there are only about 11 kilometers of paved road in the entire province. right now the journey takes more
than 24 hours, but if this road were paved it would take about five. the long commute means about $0.35 of transport cost is added to everything brought in here. power is provided by diesel generators that are expensive to run. power costs nearly 20 times here than in kabul, most can't afford that. it's often children who have to walk a kilometer or more to a spring to get the only water that is fit to drink. as long as they lack basic services like this, many here say they have little chance of a sparkling future. here is what is coming up on the news hour after the break. egypt frees a prominent journali journalist. and in sport find out if sri
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>> the top stories on the al jazeera news hour. russia has been forced to close a laboratory after allegations of wide-spread drug cheating among its alt leets. despite that the country's sports minister has vigorously denied the world anti-doping agency's claims, saying that are politically motivated. david cameron has been talking about the reforms he wants to see in the european union before a crucial referendum that will determine whether the u.k. stays in the e.u. french foreign minister says progress has been made during talks ahead of a major climate summit in paris later this month. the world leaders will try to reach a deal to slow down the rise of global temperatures. the former german chancellor has died at age 96.
schmidt lead west germany between 1971 to 1982. it was under schmidt that the west german economy experienced great expansion. nadim baba joining us from london to talk to us about what he will mostly be remembered by. >> reporter: well, as you were saying, he's remembered as somebody who served as chancellor for a long time, from 1974 to '82. taking over after a scandal from the previous chancellor, but then willing two elections outright, and he had already served as west germany's finance minister. after he took over as chancellor he was credited with keeping the economic miracle, despite the recession after the oil crisis, and domestically he won a lot of support from guffmans for taking
a tough line against the red army faction, which carried out a string of attacks. they were anti-capitalist group. in 1979, he was very much a proponent of the idea of nato basing missiles in europe if russia didn't remove its own missiles. that brought a huge wave of protests in west germany. but by and large, i think he was somebody that was very popular within his own country, notably for being the creator along with the french president of the european monetary system. >> okay. nadim thank you for that update from london. returning to one of our top stories and that's climate change. there's a major summit coming up at the end of the month in paris, but the world bank has
released a report in which it warns that global warming could push as many as 100 million people into poverty. so what stood out for you in this report that has been pout by the world bank? >> hello, thank you very much. i think what this report shows is it's important to address the two defining issues of our again nation, climate change and poverty elimination together. already poor people around the world are suffering more from climate-related events such as broughts and floods than non-poor people, and this is only going to get worse in the situation of climate change. >> so how can it be contained? >> well, the good news by following climate-smart development policies, we believe these risks can be offset.
we mean things like improving resilience for poor people and moving to reduce carbon emissions in the economy. >> when you talk about these climate-smart development policies, john, what kind of response have you gotten from governments, if you have put these policies forward to them? and is there the political will to tackle them? >> we have seen a lot of interest from countries around the world. most of the countries have submitted their intended plans for the paris negotiations and many are not even waiting for the ink to dry on these before they are coming to ask for help. >> speaking of cop 21, are you optimistic about what may come out of it? >> we're optimistic in the sense that we already have 150 countries that have submitted these plans.
this is unprecedented and these show actions to reduce carbon in the atmosphere beyond what had been expected beforehand. however, more needs to be done in order to ensure that we can keep global warming to less than 2 degrees above preindustrial levels. that would be critical in particular for poor and vulnerable people. >> we thank you for your time. 22 people have been killed and 62 injured in syria. state television says rebels shelled a sport city that is a strong hold of president bashar al-assad. meanwhile people displaced by the conflict are now facing the onset of winter as zana hoda reports. >> reporter: it's a daily struggle for survival, and the number of syrians faced with this reality is only growing. this woman says she can no longer cope. she has been living in this tent
for weeks. her family is among the more than 100,000 syrians who have been displaced by recent fighting. >> translator: which came here because of the bombing. we need help. >> reporter: winter has arrived and the displaced have little protection. they come from the northern countryside, only one of the battle grounds where the syrian government and its allies have launched offensives to recapture territory. >> translator: we have left because of the syrian government bombing and the russian planes. people fled from 45 towns to the countryside. we're living in the orchards no organization is giving us help. >> reporter: the united nations has been overwhelmed by the scale of the crisis. further south in homs the u.n. managed to deliver aid for the first time in six months to the opposition's last strong hold in the city. the district is home to tens of thousands who are under siege,
but the u.n. is facing an even more difficult task. the social envoy has be asked to restart a diplomatic process and work on a nationwide ceasefire. world and regional powers who met in vienna last month agreed on a u.n.-lead diplomatic process. the u.n. now has to get the government and the opposition to sit down for talks to clear the way for elections and a new constitution, but the players have first to agree on a list of government members and opposition representatives who will be allowed to take part in those talks. the end to the war cannot come fast enough for those affects. the warring sides don't recognize each other, and there is no agreement on the fate of president bashar al-assad. there is also the fear of more fighting as each side tries to gain me upper hand on the ground to make gains at the negotiating table. israeli police reporting
three separate stabbing incidents in jerusalem in the past few hours. one man has died from his injuries. and a palestinian was shot dead after allegedly attempting to stab a policeman. 80 palestinians and 10 israelis have died in the wave of violence since october. egypt has released a prominent investigative reporter after he was arrested sunday for spreading false news. the arrest coincided with the detention of a newspaper tycoon and his son. our correspondent reports. >> reporter: egyptian security forces raid the home of the owner of a newspaper. he and his son were arrested in giza on the outskirts of cairo on sunday allegedly for
corruption and hoarding guns and ammunition. the chaotic scenes in giza came days after the arrest of a prominent journalist. he has been a driving force behind a civil liberty's movement in egypt. he was arrested on sunday and released on tuesday for an article he wrote about the trial of 26 officers in august. they allegedly conspired with the muslim brotherhood to overthrow the government. >> the secretary general gen underscores the need to safeguard freedom of speech in egypt. >> reporter: the new york-based committee to protect journalists says the imprisonment of journalists in egypt is at an all-time high. the coordinator says:
on monday, egypt's state tv suspended a presenter after she criticized president sisi on air about flooding in alexandria. heavy rain flooded streets causing massive traffic delays. >> translator: we urge the president to address the corruption of the local councils, if someone steals one egyptian pound they get arrested, but the officials do what they like, they are still free. >> reporter: president sisi has warned the media of what he says is unprofessional coverage of the floods. interior video was released. the video says the suspect confessed to belonging to the brotherhood and they have been coordinating and committing acts of vandalism. while some egyptians mock the
flooding conspiracy theories, egyptian media says the country is facing a conspiracy over the plane crash in sinai. news reports that a bomb brought down the jet killing all on board is a plot to scare off tourists and destroy egypt's economy. the head of the international monetary fund is sounding an alert over spending. she says the falling price of oil is affecting the world's biggest producer, saudi arabia, and other arab countries. she says budget changes must be made now to avoid severe economic problems in the future. >> this is not an alarm, but it's an alert bell that we are ringing. the price of oil has sharply declined in the last 12 months, and we do not see, based on the
future, markets of the futures, based on these sort of basic analysis of supply and demand. we do not see a significant improvement in the near term. so as a result of that new reality, we believe that finance ministers and authorities should actually take steps in the sending side of their budget and the revenue side of their budget, and they should also welcome private sector operators in order to create growth from alternative sources. you can see the full interview on talk to al jazeera on saturday at 0430 gmt. the plight of thousands of refugeeses is under scrutiny in hong kong. a number of people are facing years of living in limbo. sarah clark reports. >> reporter: she's a long way from her home, the philippines, but susan was forced to flee
when her husband was killed and a bounty was put on her head. her identity is being hidden for our production. >> it's a very horrific experience. it's not easy to leave your country and your friends, your family, especially my kids. >> reporter: four years later she remains safe but desperately unhappy. last year her status as a refugee was recognized, but the law in hong kong won't allow her to work or volunteer. and her food allowance is the equivalent of 1 usd per meal. >> we experience homelessness. we don't know where to go. and we experience to sleep at the park. you can seep that sometimes the whole world is against you? >> reporter: there are now more than 10,000 refugees in hong kong. that's an increase of more than 70% over the last two years. in a city where accommodation is
expensive, many are forced to live in slums and tiny flats. >> the majority of them are living on a very, very small amount. what they can afford are for example rooms right behind a staircase. some of them are living in coffin homes as we call them. >> reporter: christian action is one of the groups helping to house and feed the growing number of refugees fleeing persecution and seeking protection in hong kong. >> basic needs are taken away from a lot of these people, and that's really why the refugees community has to demend on organizations like ours. hong kong is not a signatory to the u.n. convention on the status of refugees. china is, but the approval
rating is less than 1%, with just 11 out of 13,000 cases accepted here since 1993. that compares to a global average of around 27%. even if they are successful, and recognized as a refugee, the government in hong kong doesn't offer most of them the rights they would have under the refugee convention, including the right to work. >> the best they can get is temporary permission to work, but that's only after years of misery and delay, and -- and there's no, you know, proper status. >> reporter: for the increasing number of refugees now living in the city, some who fled persecution, the situation offers little hope to those wants a new start. amid warming relations and as a goodwill gesture, sri lanka is releasing all of the indian fisherman it has been holding in
custody. our correspondent has the latest. >> reporter: a humanitarian resture is how the sri lanka government has described its decision to release fisherman in custody. on the other side of the strait, there have been 36 sri lanka fishermen who have been taken in, and both governments will be releasing both of those groups as part of a mutual exchange of prisoners. the issue is part of a dispute over fishing. the sri lanka government claims that hundreds and sometimes even thousands of indian boats cross into its waters and carry away prize fishing stock. the indians maintain they are only fishing in traditional waters. the sri lanka authorities have been tightening sort of the way they deal with this thing. they have said that they will
keep the boats and release the fishermen. the 126 fishermen brought with them 73 boats and those boats have been held back. the issue is not just the sort of taking away according to the sri lanka authorities of the rich cash, but also the huge environmental impact, because the indian trollers use bottom trolling where they scrape the seabed and the sri lanka authorities say that is detrimental to the environment. these groups now being able to return on the 13th, the bad weather conditions means that the sea transfer will be happening a few days later than planned. so a sort of late celebration for all of them. we're just getting breaking news out of syria, state television reporting that the syrian army has broken the isil siege around an air base in the province of aleppo. it's located north of aleppo city, and that air base has been under isil siege for the past
sold. but this year is different. >> reporter: after two days of the air show here in dubai, the order books are very quiet. two years ago it was a record number of orders, $206 billion spent on new plane orders. this year the only thing of note so far, jet airways from india spending $8 billion on 75 new 737 planes, and emmerts airlines sending about $16 billion on ge engines for its new boeing 777x's when they arrive. as for the a-380 behind me, there hasn't been an order of one of those in two years. this is the first time here that we have seen one entire section of the air show dedicated solely to 3-d printing. airbus's a-350 plane has a
thousand parts on board which are manufactured through 3-d printing. what we have here is something completely different. this is the world's first 3-d-printed drone or uav as they call them, which has a jet engine inside. what they have managed to do is to construct it or print it from a material that can withstand the heat a jet engine puts out. now at this stage it is only aen co-september. it's not something that will be mass produced or ordered, but it's demonstrating where 3-d printing can go. the head of world athletics sebastian coe has vowed it will do anything it takes to rescue the reputation of his sport.
but it has come too late for some athletes who say they already have been cheated out of medals. richard parr reports. >> reporter: at the end of the 2012 london olympics, russian athletes returned home with 17 track and field medals. three years later, an independent commission recommended that russia be banned from international competition for wide-spread doping. >> it resulted in some kind of a sabotage of some of the events in london, and the answer to that is, yes. >> reporter: retrospective action being taken is one result some athletes hope may happen. >> translator: sergei probably should have been banned, but they held off on banning him until after the olympic games, so effectively letting him race,
and then he went on and beat me for the gold medal, so it's pretty devastating. makes you very angry just to know that your international federation, the federation or the sporting body that should be protecting athletes is looking after the dope cheats. >> reporter: sebastian coe has urged to follow the recommendation to suspend russia. and he says he can rebuild trust in the sport. >> they there always be doping. it's inevitable. and if somebody has a new way or a new drug and the authorities, the chemists don't know about it, they'll win. >> reporter: the ioc have already started the process of making all dope testing independent, and not the responsibility of individual countries, but the race to
restore faith in athletics is one they will struggle to win. the presidents of the columbian football association has unexpectedly resigned. his move comes a couple of weeks after the federation's accountant quit his job. several top officials were arrested in the fifa scandal, but he wasn't named in the united states indictment. the former head of german football who quit on monday is to keep his high-ranking position within fifa. he resigned over allegations the country paid fifa a multi-million dollars bribe. fifa says he will be staying on as an executive committee member. and five nepalese football
players have been leased from jail on bond. they have been accused of taking money from book makers in singapore, and the international games. sri lanka's cricketing domination of the west indies has continued in the first game of a two-match series. smashing his way into the history books, becoming sri lanka's highest-ever scorer in the form of the game. his team scored 215 for 3 in their 20s over. in in indy -- already lost their first test. in the nba the timberwolves have ended the hawks seven-game winning streak. minnesota almost managing to lose this game despite opening up a 34-point lead. andrew wiggins with 33 points on
the night, saw the timberwolves winning 117-107. and it was a big night for two former detroit red wings hockey players. they have been inducted into the sports hall of fame. >> you play with one thing in mind, to win, win the medal, the cup, the series, the game, the corners, the faceoff, although i didn't actually take any faceoffs, but every night you try your best to win. but you can win this. you can win the hall of fame. >> more sport coming on later on, but that's it for now. >> thank you very much. and thank you for watching the news hour. now we hand you over to our teams in london who will have more news coming up in just a
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the russian lab at the center of a doping scandal shuts down, as moscow rejects allegations of state-sponsored doping among its athletes. ♪ i'm lauren taylor this is al jazeera live from london. also coming up, laying the ground work, representatives of dozens of countries meet in paris ahead of crucial climate talks. aung san suu kyi says she will call the shots in myanmar. and prime minister david cameron sets out the changes h