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>> working to go prevent a climate change disaster, ministers from dozens of countries meet in paris ahead of crucial environmental talks. >> you're watching al jazeera live from london. the russian lab at the center of a scandal shuts down as russia rejects allegations of a state sponsored drug cheating scandal. >> why hope among turks of joining the european union appears to be fading.
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>> the we are making progress but have a huge amount which work ahead of us. the country prepares to host some of the most important claims talks in recent times. before that u.n. summit begins in just under three weeks, foreign ministers from around the world have spent three days trying to settle an a deal blue paint, the aim to limit global warming to two degrees celsius. scientists say anything above that will have irreversible consequences around the word. the u.n.'s weather agency says greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached a new high, warning the resulting climate change is already moving the world to unchartered territory.
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we have this report from paris. >> the goal of the climate summit in paris is to fix a limit for global warning, no more than two degrees celsius higher than temperatures before the industrial revolution. 100 million additional people would be facing extreme poverty, so just one indication 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 two degrees above june the bottom line is that the
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impacts of climate change kansaser bait competition, and increase the risk of instability and conflict is specially in places already undergoing economic political and social stress. >> given the urgency of the problem, french officials are saying there is an absolutely obligation to reach an agreement in paris next month. the french also have a lot of prestige at stake as hosts of the sum mitt. >> individual countries have to commit to curb burning fossil fuels. this is a big challenge. economies all over the world are still heavily reliant on coal.
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switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy is the goal, but that costs money. poorer countries want the developed world to give them financial help so they can invest in clean technology to cult their greenhouse gas emissions. >> urgency means that we are coming to the lost possibility to turn the emissions that have continued and still continue today to increase. we have to get them to the point where they turn the corner and begin to deepen. >> the message is clear, if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, global warming will pass the point of no return. the clock is ticking for world leaders to reach an agreement and implement it. jacky rowland, al jazeera, paris. >> we have more now on the state's position on climate change. >> the way that john kerry is making this argument is a bit subtle, but you can see the logic. if there is instability because there is drought, because there are food shortages, because militaries have to spend much more money in order to retrofit
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their military bases and their port, then that's a lot of money that could go towards relieving the suffering of other people, and then you have the resultant anxieties that result from that, and what the secretary of state is arguing is that thosing a sites could lead to a political instability or make it possible for extra state actors, such as isil or al-qaeda to try to take advantage of the situation, and that is how he's arguing this is as much a matter of national security as it is about simple survival for the word. it's a way of sending a signal to the u.s. congress that the president is serious about trying to do something about global warming and that it would be much better if members of the u.s. congress supported the administration as he head into paris in three weeks time.
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>> the russian government is fighting back against accusations that it operated a vast state sponsored bilking program. the kremlin questions the evidence behind the word anti doping agency report which recommends r.b.i. be suspended from global athletics. >> rain fell on moscow's olympic complex on tuesday, fitting weather for the current mood. this is a legacy from soviet days when doping scandals were common. those days seem to be back and
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russia could soon find itself cast out of world athletics. >> of course it would be an enormous blow. i repeat once again, we hope for common sense from the international association athletics federation council members who first of all must work in the interests of our sport. >> the russian athletics federation has until thursday to respond to the allegations of state endorsed doping an iaaf council decision on whether to ban russia is expect over the weekend. it's a move some top athletes support. >> i do think that their actions, it needs to be strong action now, and never want to have to penalize even one innocent athlete, which might happen in this case but because of the scale and level, i think it's a step that has to be taken. >> in moscow, the world anti doping accusation have taken a siege mentality. >> this is the official address of the anti doping laboratory stripped of its accreditation. it is said that here athletes paid bribes to have their contaminated samples made disappear. we have tried to get inside and speak to someone from this organization, but security led
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us away. >> the anti doping agency implied the report had a hidden anti russia agenda. >> some of the questions have a special sharpness to them and are politically loaded. >> it's perhaps difficult to feel anything but gloom on this bleak, damp day, but this sports journalist is trying to be optimistic. >> i think we should now go the same way that we went in football just 10 years ago, and we should appoint an independent foreign head of anti doping system to exclude any of this kind of allegation. >> but it was igor's paper that has called the publication of wada's report perhaps the darkest day in the history of russian athletics. al jazeera, moscow. >> for more on this story, we're joined by our sports correspondent with, lee
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wellings. huge pressure now on the iaaf to take action. when will they decide whether to suspend russia? >> they're going to do it quickly. the recommendation is to suspend russia. that would be the recommended course of action. they're going to do that in man co friday. it will be the technology that brings them together, a virtual meeting where they will find a way to make some kind of decision, whether that's the big decision about suspending russia from athletics or could still leave is longer, i just know they want to make a decision quickly. i wouldn't be surprised to see them say they'll work be with rush to make sure even if they do suspend them, find a way to readmit them in time for the olympics next year. >> what is crucial about this sporting scandal is this is about the athletes themselves.
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we've seen examples of athletes that perhaps came fort and were denied a place on the podium. the only people that can actually strip athletes accused of doping are the i.o.c., strip them of medals. where are we at when it comes to the i.o.c. connection? >> the i.o.c. have spoken. they're in the center of this and know they have to act, as well. they've said that they will work hand-in-hand with international athletics to make sure that the individual athletes are suspended, because disciplinary action. that's when they strip athletes that have cheated at medals and that's what the public wants. they're not interested in the politics. they want to know someone who cheated has the medal taken from them and the one who deserves it gets it. there's not a lot of time to deal with this.
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>> thank you. >> myanmar's opposition leader aung san suu kyi has again insisted she'll be in control of the incoming government. results are still coming in from sunday's historic election, showing aung san suu kyi's party heading for a resounding win. she is constitutionally barred from actually bumming president. she has repeated her intention of placing herself above the role of president. >> in any democratic country, it's the leader of the winning party who becomes the leader of the government, and if this constitution doesn't allow it, then we'll have to make arrangements so that we can proceed along usual democratic lines. >> why should it affect the functions of the government? >> because there will be a government that will be run properly, the president will be told exactly what he can do. >> she's speaking there, observers say the aung san suu kyi election process wasn't playless but free of
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irregularities. >> she is one of the new faces of politician in myanmar, a political activist now soon to be a member of parliament for the n.l.d. >> 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. >> she's also a face of hope for the people in her constituency where she beat one of the ruling party heavyweights in the election on sunday. >> i think she can do everything for us. i believe she can fulfill everyone's wishes in this constituency. >> i voted for her because she can improve our lives. i think she can deliver better education and health care. >> there was much concern about the prospect of cheating before the election. the ruling union solidarity and development party is after all made up of many former generals who ran the country for half a century.
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many worried whether they are ready to relinquish more control. while the election process wasn't perfect, it seems to be free of major irregularities. >> the process went better than many expected beforehand. it is also true, however that more is needed, more reforms are needed to ensure that truly genuine elections can take place in the future. >> the european union wants an end to the military being guaranteed a quarter of seats in parliament. the n.l.d. is on track to form the next government, but there are many challenges ahead. 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 erode. >> the army will maintain control of three key ministries
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and have veto power over any constitutional changes. >> actually, this should be a concern of all of us, because we still have to negotiate and make the compromise. >> there will also be questions about the n.l.d.'s ability to run the country, but in areas where the results are being confirmed, people are celebrating a change they believe will lead to a better myanmar. >> more to come on al jazeera, including. >> we have a different vision for europe. >> recent leader makes his case for changes to the e.u. as his nation prepares to make a choice about its membership. >> plus, how lea 3-d printing is changing the face of airplane manufacturing. the only way to get better is to challenge yourself,
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>> foreign ministers in paris ever been in paris to discuss a deal to set a global warming limit to two degrees celsius ahead of the summit being held in three weeks time. >> a moscow lab at the center of doping allegations have stopped operating after its accreditation was suspended. this comes after the world anti doping agency said there was a state supported doping program for russia's elite athletes. >> myanmar's opposition leader
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aung san suu kyi said although barred from becoming president, she'll still call the shots if her party is declared the winner of sunday's election. >> syrian government forces have broken the siege of an air base in the north of the country, according to state t.v. the air base east of aleppo has been surrounded by isil for two years. 22 people have been killed and 40 injured in two explosions. state t.v. said two mortar round hit the east of the city, a struck hold of bashar al assad. we have the latest from lebanon. >> undoubtedly a significant gain for the syrian government and its allies. they have managed to lift the seize on the air base. this facility was besieged by isil for two years now. soldiers advanced inside the base, joined up with the forces inside and now are trying to secure the facility. we understand from the syrian observatory for human rights
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that isil is sending military reinforcements from its stronghold in raqqa to aleppo. will they launch a counter offensive, will the government hold ground? well, we will have to wait and see, but for the moment, this is a significant gain. the government can use this facility as a launching pad, because we know one of its objectives really is retake territory it lost in aleppo as well as in the city. we have to remember there are many front lines in this war and the government has not made much advances really on other front lines against opposition groups. the very fact that mortars landed in the city which is a stronghold of the government, really shows that the government wasn't able to push the rebels back.
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we have to remember that incidents like this have happened in the past, but this is the first time since russian militarily intervened in the conflict. the fact that rebels managed to launch mortars mean they're still close by. >> there's been fighting between forces on the ground in the outskirts of douma. >> britain's prime minister has given more details of reforms he would like to see in the european union. they include restrictions on benefits for mike grants and protection from closer e.u. integration. formal talks on the renegotiations are expected at a
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summit in december. we have the latest from both the in and the out camps. >> will we stay or will we go, the question that will dominate british politics as a referendum approaches on e.u. membership. on tuesday, prime minister david cameron began his campaign to renegotiate the terms of britian's membership, something that he hopes will convince voters to stay. >> i have every confidence that we will achieve an agreement that works for britain and works for our european parliament and if and when we do so, i will campaign to keep britain inside a reformed european union. >> broadly, 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 especially closer european integration and have protection for the financial services sector in the city of
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london. with opinion polls showing a narrow lead for the out campaign, both sides are gearing up for a fight. >> the whole point is that you ask for a lot and you're prepared to accept less. the only substantial thing asked for is a change to migrant benefits but even on that he said he's prepared to be flexible and everything else can be on a piece of paper from the french and germans as a promise of changing the treaties in years to come. >> what do you think is the defining argument to stay? >> that we're better in, that going out carries with it unknown, unknowable risks, so it's better given that as cameron has demonstrated, we can push the european union in a more british direction. >> opponents argue that david cameron's demands are trivial, already well rehearsed in the hallways of brussels and likely to be met more or less.
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the reforms won't do enough to alter the balance of powers between brussels and westminster. >> among european leaders, the likes of german chancellor angela merkel believes a deal can be done, that will have to be then judged by the british voter. al jazeera, london. >> a former british soldier has been arrested in relation to the so-called bloody sunday killings in northern ireland 43 years ago. the 66-year-old is the first to be arrested since the start of a murder investigation in 2012. 13 unarmed irish civilians were killed in january, 1972 after british soldiers opened fire on a nationalist demonstration. a 2000 to know inquiry concluded civilians were killed without justification, paving the way for legal action against the soldiers. >> portugal is in turmoil after
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a leftwing coalition opposition topple the the government seven is a after it was sworn in. the newly formed alliance came together to out outthe government after declaring their unhappiness at strict austerity measures. the government lost majority in last month's elections. portugal is recovering economically and received $87 billion in bailouts in exchange for that austerity program. >> slovenia is to build a fence on its border to croatia in order to control migrants. it says it will direct refugee flow rather than stop it. 170,000 have crossed into slovenia since mid october when hungary sealed its southern border. >> turkey's hopes of joining the
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europe union have been weakened by a critical e.u. report. it says the judiciary has been undermind and freedom of expression has been curtailed. turkey rejected the report as unfair. many turks already believe they may never be allowed to join the e.u. >> 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, a statement that helped set the tone in the 10 years that those talks have now dragged on. the latest generation of turkish students at the e.u. are more pragmatic than enthusiastic at the prospect of membership. >> it is the biggest partner of the turkey and the trade, but i think that's all. i really don't believe that turkey can become a european union member. >> i believe it was the e.u. who blocked the process in the first place.
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there may be various reasons for this. one may be turkey's huge population. there is a debate about its culture. is turkey a european country or not? >> i really want turkey to be an e.u. member. i see e.u. membership as a way to advance democracy and human rights. when we look at our current foreign policy, it doesn't look likely that turkey will become a member soon. >> teaching these class for seven years, she noticed a decline in support for e.u. membership amongst her students. >> there used to be much more enthusiasm, because i think they believed the prospect of membership at the moment. right now, many students will tell you that they seem to see a very weak prospect, so they don't believe that it's going to happen in the near future. they have doubts about whether the e.u. is really sincere. >> those views are shared by the
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ruling ak party. when it swept to power in 2002, e.u. membership was the priority. as progress stalled, prime minister, now president erdogan turned east, attempting to establish turkey as a leading power in the muslim world. >> in the send years since turkey went looking on the e.u.'s door, rapid economic growth here, although slowing now pulled many turks out of poverty. for many, although they hope one day to join the e.u., it doesn't seem as important now. al jazeera, istanbul. june the former chancellor of west germany has died in his home in hamburg at the age of 96. he led west germany between 1974 and 1982 before the country reunified with the east in 1990. under his leadership, the west german economy experienced rapid
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expansion. he played an active role in global economic debate later in life. >> the air show usually hits the headlines for the billions of aircraft sold. the 2013 show broke all records. this time, airlines are mainly keeping their checkbooks closed. the focus this year is on cutting edge technology rather than big money deals. >> after two days of the air show here, the order books have been very quiet. two years ago in 2013, it was a record number of orders, $206 billion spent on new plane orders. this year, the only things of note so far, jet airways from india spending $8 billion on 75 new 737 planes, and emirate
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airlines spending $16 billion on g.e. engines. as for things like behind me, forget about it. there hasn't been a new order for one of those in two years. the focus has shifted to inside. this is the first time here that we've seen one entire section of the air show dedicated solely to 3-d printing. this has become a big part of the industry. airbuses a350 plane has got 1,000 parts onboard, which are manufactured through 3-d printing. what we've got here is something completely different. this is the world's first 3-d printed drone or u.a.v., as they call them, which has a jet engine inside. they've printed from a material that can withstand the heat that a jet engine puts out. that is pushing this at 240 kilometers per hour.
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that would changes the way drones are used. it's only a concept, not something that's going to be mass produced or ordered, but what it's demonstrating is what 3-d printing is capable of and where it can go in a very short amount of time. >> much more on our website, aljazeera.com. >> a new business is rising in america's rocky mountain west. and sales promise to be brisk. >> i want to get $100 bucks dj shorts and $100 bucks of the tahoe. >> this past january, licensed shops in colorado began selling recreational marijuana to anyone 21 years of age or older. >> whoo that smells nice >> prices range from $14 to $25 a gram. >> what's the difference between the ultimate.

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