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russia's president promises an investigation after allegations of state-sponsored drug cheating in athleti athletics.{enter} q. hello. with the world news. also ahead myanmar's military chief con grate ewe lates aung san suu kyi for her party's election win. sweden announces temporary border controls as it struggles to take in a record number of refugees. and a different class for south australia cree koreans students
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in learning. breaking news about an offensive by kurdish forces against i.s.i.l. in northern iraq. on the phone, what more can you tell us about what's happening? >> i can tell you that the defense started in the early hours of the morning to retake the mountain. it is very important because it is a community that has been under threat from i.s.i.l. fighters when they took over that territory. they slaughtered three to five thousand men. what we're being told there were a number of air strikes that took place before the offences began on the ground, with various forces moving towards the central areas that i.s.i.l.
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control. they say that this will be the definitive operation to take the mountain. it is likely to take at least a few weeks. we've seen the kurdish try and do this before, and have been pushed back by i.s.i.l. for various reasons, but with the air strikes now and the coalition getting involved, it looks like this will be their final push towards the mountain we understand this operation has been delayed apparently for about three months. why is it such a complex operation? >> it's a complex operation for a number of reasons. there are a number of actors here. it's looking at control of the mountain after i.s.i.l. have been there. we've seen the pkk, one of the biggest parties, and the regional government, they had disagreement as to who should control the mountain. also there was problems with the coalition and coming in, getting
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involved. it was said they need to be armed, they want to be able to do this themselves. you need to give us the kind of weaponry we need to take the mountain. that wasn't really forth coming. there was a misunderstanding in the coalition and the kurdish government here. it has been a very complex political situation. what military experts have told me in the past that the actual taking of the mountain will be a fairly straightforward military operation. however, it does mean that the delay is a military one for political reasons russia's president putin is ordering an investigation into allegations of drugs cheating made against russian athletes. putin says the investigation need to have the highest levels of transparency. on monday a detailed report of allegations of russian's state doping and cover-ups. >> reporter: until now russian
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sporting authorities have remained defiant in the fate of doping allegations. but with russia facing possible suspension from world athletics this weekend, the presidential has struck a more conciliatory tone. after meeting with sports chiefs, the president said russia must do everything possible to eradicate doping. >> translation: we must carry out our own internal investigation and ensure it's the most open. i want to stress this, the most open professional cooperation with international anti-doping organisations. here in russia we must do all we can to get rid of this problem. >> reporter: on monday the world anti-doping agency recommended russia be suspended from world athletics including the olympic games for p repeated and systemic doping. it accused russia of running a drug sponsored programs. it alleged that money was
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demanded from top athletes to bury medical tests which would have exposed the use of performance enhancing drugs. the kremlin questioned the information behind the sport. the minister denied doping was endimics. the president's remarks made new measures to clamp down on drugging. >> translation: we can improve the quality of testing. we want to tighten administrative responsibility and maybe thinking of criminal responsibility. thirdly, we want to increase the responsibility to the federation. >> reporter: the director of russia's anti-doping laboratory in moscow has resigned after w.a.d.a. stripped the lab of the accreditation. the ban on whether to-- decision to lift of the ban is to be considered on the weekend open sags leaderer on has been congratulated.
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results have put her party on course to take power for the first time since the end of 50 years of military rule. wayne a sent this update from yangon. >> reporter: the statement from the president amounts to a concession that his ruling union solidarity and development party has lost this election in a big way to the national league for democracy led by aung san suu kyi. the president saying that his government will respect the choice of the people. there's also been a statement released by the head of the armed forces congratulating the n.l.d. on winning the majority of seats. this follows letters sent by aung san suu kyi to the two men on wednesday calling for a meeting next week to discuss a smooth transition and also national reconciliation. so still many votes to be counted, many seats in both the upper and lower houses to be decided, but from day one of vote counting following sunday's
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historic election, it was clear there was a clear pattern emerging that the n.l.d. led by aung san suu kyi was heading for a very big win australia's malcolm turnbull is in indonesia. it's in relation to men's strained relations with the country. disagreements have been over surveillance, immigration and the migration of two civilian australians. how important is this trip given the recent difficulties in the relationship between both countries? >> reporter: it's quiet in australia. not only ask p.m. turnbull visiting here, less than two months into his office, but also he is bringing the largest allegation ever to jakarta, 250 business people are coming this
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week and these offences is very much needed and very welcome because ties between australia and indonesia were attise lowest point earlier this year. the ambassador from australia was recalled after two australian drug traffickers were executed and australia were angry about the execution, but indonesia was angry and upset especially about the tone of former prime minister tony abbo abbott, and he said that indonesia owes australia. this didn't go down very well here. with this new prime minister, mr turnbull, a lot of people hope that at least the tone will be a lot different and a security minister here yesterday already gave some advice to australia. they said that australia should learn about the japanese culture, meaning that the president is from jakarta
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away from trying to mend fences from both sides, what other issues will be talked about? >> reporter: indonesia is one of the faster growing economies. there will be a lot of infrastructure, a lot of buildings going to be done, so australia of course is independent in that, but one important issue is beef and cows because australia has a lot of export of live cattle and this country depends on australian beef but that hasn't been going down very well recently because indonesia has limited these exports. another one is asylum seekers from the middle east, stranded, they were angry with australia to turn back those asylum seekers to indonesia. this is going to be a very
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interesting and important topic to be discussed today as well thank you. sweden says it many introduce temporary border control on migrants. the minister says it needs to bring order to its asylum system to stop people staying illegally. everyone will now have to show identification when they cross the border and apply for asylum or leave. >> translation: police say there is a threat to public order and security in sweden. the government has decided to temporarily impose border controls that will start on thursday november 12 at mid day, and it will initially-- mi day the definite toll electric refugees trying to get to europe. 40 people have drowned in the turkish coast. they were making their way to the greek island of lesbian boss when they are boat went down. 20 people were rescued. more than half a million
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refugees have made the trek to greek islands this year. leaders melt in malta. europe is reported to be offering after ary ca aid and lower costs per refugees sending cash home in return for help. lawrence lee reports from the maltese capital. >> reporter: if you want to have a summit meeting aimed at protecting europe from migration, where better to hold it in a for tremendouses in the island. dozens of european of african leaders arrived, agendas not matching. europeans were trying to paint the migration crisis as an opportunity, with a trust fund of more than $2 bill to spread around. >> it's not only about money. i want to make it clear. this is about building opportunities for people, protecting people's lives,
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fighting against criminal networks that exploit people, and doing this together. i think together is the key words of this summit. >> reporter: they say they wanted better ways of helping people in europe to send money back, better ways of helping managed migration. >> translation: europe and africa are partners linked by geography and history. through our partnership we must look at migration in a lucid way. >> reporter: this was called after the tragedy in april when 800 died in a single incident at sea off annie italian island. there's a different agenda, better to keep people in halfry ca than risk it all at sea. that is either a humanitarian message or a way of defending for tremendouses europe. -- fortress europe. europe's leaders can't afford to let it happen such as a sense of urgency about reducing migration flows and promises of making
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africa richer, more liveable for most destitutes may or may not come to anything, but the absolute priority here is increasing border security inside africa to stop people getting to the sea in the first place. >> reporter: the plans to police internal border inside africa are less sketched out, but they may involve border guards in other countries. human rights groups say it could be european countries providing money to countries with terrible human rights records to keep people in. >> what is happening in the margins, some of these bi lateral agreements, with no procedural human rights safeguards, some of the countries have no adequate asylum systems, have very dire human rights records in themselves. the fact that those negotiations are taking place completely in silence and behind closed door is a matter of deep concern. >> reporter: of course, since the summit was even called, the
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other migration route through greece and the balkans became the predominant one this year and to reinforce the sense of europe shutting down, even moderate catalan has gun rolling out the backyard wire to control refugees and migrants. europe mostly sees people on both routes as increasingly one welcome. lawrence lee lots more still to come here on the program. israel's prime minister hits back at products. plus afghanistan gift schools while classrooms are empty, teachers have been collecting their salaries. more on that. stay with us. the only way to get better is to challenge yourself,
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welcome back. a reminder of the top stories. breaking news out of northern iraq where forces have begun a ground defense to take the city from i.s.i.l. forces. u.s. led coalition is helping the attack. kurdish officials say that there were air strikes on dozens of i.s.i.l. positions. russia's president has ordered an internal investigation into the truings cheating allegations made against russian athletes. the president says it needs to have the highest levels of transparency. australia's p.m. is in indonesia for talks aimed at mending strained relations. the countries have disagreed over surveillance, immigration and execution of two civilians on drug offences. talking to mark rolfe in sydney at the jevity of new south
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wales. this visit by malcom turnbull has been billed as an attempt to reset the relationship between the countries. how bad are the tensions between australia and indonesia? >> well, they've been quite bad. it's another reset, it follows the reset two years ago by tony abbott after the election to try and reset relations then. so we see resets as a sort of recent regular feature in order to try and get the relations between the two countries back on track. so it's important, but it shows you how difficult things have been in the past with the likes of the drug couriers and the cattle trade as well as spying. these have all disrupted the relationships between the two countries we're hearing over 200 australian business people are on the trip. is this also about trade and commerce as well? >> look, it's important, it's very important to expand trade
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between the two countries. currently there's only about 16 billion dollars worth of trade between the two countries, and given the size of the indonesian population, it's an important market for the future for australian goods, especially cattle and other agricultural produce, but as well the attempts to build relations through more than 200 businessmen and women is a sign of trying to build some depth to the relations as well. that is one of the difficulties that we've had. there hasn't been in enough depth in the relationship between the two countries to survive some of the problems that have arisen a way from the issues of diplomacy and mending fences, way are the other burn-- what are the other issues, immigration and asylum seekers are two topics that spring to mind. >> well, yes. they have beenment major sticking-- the major sticking points in the relationship, and
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i mentioned the reset by tony abbott after the election of 2013. well, he annoyed the indonesians by insisting on this turn back the boats policy, much to the sha goods grin to the government at the time and he didn't really care about the effect upon the relationship. hay was doing it for-- he was doing it for demme political purposes. so hence there was that reset-- domestic political purpose. there has been effects on that on the relations with indonesia and, of course, of the issue of the drug couriers who were escuted in april. that---- - executed in april. tony did not respond well in the situation. he tried to tie the clemency for the two drug couriers to aid
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that australia had given independent done eau shah. -- indonesia. it's those sorts of problems that have been the problem thank you for your time. >> thank you the european union has laid down guidelines for labelling products made in illegal israeli settlements in the occupied palestinian territories. israeli producers will have to label specific goods from land as made in settlements. the labelling will be mandatory on some products like fruits and vegetables, while on others it will be voluntary. israel exports $30 billion goods and services every year. goods made in settlements are only 2 to 300 million dollars worth. the new e.u. regulations will hit experts by about 50 million a year. >> the labelling of product
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fizz of of the jewish state by the european union brings back dark memories. europe should be a shamed of itself. it took an immoral decision of the hundreds of leicester tollial conflicts around the world, it chose to single out israel with its back against the wall in a wave of terror. the european union is not going to hurt the economy. it's strong enough to handle this. it's the workers that will be hurt. this will not advance peace, it will certainly not advance truth and justice. it's wrong. europe should be a shamed of itself. >> reporter: the consumer has a right, a right that's contained in the consumer legislation of the e.u. so nowhere the products that they're consuming originate from. we have no reason to believe that this will cause any kind of decline in the exportation of
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goods coming from those settlement-based factories and, therefore, there is no reason to believe why any palestinians working there should be out of a job spain's constitutional court has blocked an attempt by the region of catalan to become an independent country. on monday the catalan government declared the start of a process to breakaway from spain wrn 18 months. quits promising to push ahead with the efforts angry with the minister. >> translation: they are trying to break everything. the extension is to end the unity of a nation with more than five decades of history. to debrave all of those in spain and catalania too their right to decide what their country is montreal is pumping untreated assuming into the
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river. the mayor's office says it's necessary while work is carried out to replace ageing past of the waste treatment system. gan's government says 8 million children are enrolleded in school. at least 70% of the schools osenkowski the list are bog us or only have a fraction of the students they claim. in the last of the three part series, the lost province. >> reporter: the children here say they want to learn, but their school here is empty. they say they haven't been to school in weeks. >> translation: the teachers come to two to three times a week but they don't give us anything to study >> reporter: the teachers do, however, collect their salaries. the human rights commission say there are hundreds of these so-called ghost schools. >> translation: i cannot say it's exactly 70 or 8 on% or more
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or-- 80% or more or less. it is worrying. we monitored one district out of 52 schools only three were working >> reporter: in a village, the school has a padlock on the gate. no sign of learning here. there are supposed to be circumstances or seven teachers and dozens of students. of the chief says the salaries are being paid. in all he says he has 225,000 students in 812 schools and that none have been closed by violence, but he can't prove it. >> translation: because of security, we as education officials are not able to monitor and visit in order to control and make sure that teachers and students are actually at the schools. >> reporter: he says security isn't a problem at the two schools we visited, that monitoring teams visit regularly, but when we showed him our video of the schools, he couldn't explain why we found them entry. where are the teachers?
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>> reporter: he blamed the lack of classes on irresponsible teachers and parents unwilling to send their children to school. that's not the parents say. >> translation: when we asked the teachers why are not you educating our children, they claim our children are not coming. when we send the boys, the teacher is not there. >> reporter: the money continues to flow. teachers' salaries alone are about half a million dollars a month. no-one knows exactly where the cash goes, but there are widespread allegations that at least part of it ends up in the hands of the taliban or other fighters through extortion or corruption. the students that do have students are in areas that can be monitored, but elsewhere thousands of children have no schools and no teachers. local education fishs have known about the problem for years, but don't seem to want to do anything about. jennifer glass. central afghanistan now it's a school exam that
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practically stops a nation in its tracks. for south korean students, the entrance exam can open or close the door on future jobs, even marriage prospects. harry faucet reports from seoul. >> reporter: it's the kind of excitement australasialy generated by kpop stars or actors. these girls are friting no-one more fame use than older school mates arriving for an exam. >> translation: we think we should have more energy so our classmates can have more energy. that's why we're cheering harder than students from other schools. >> reporter: the emergency services are on stand by to deliver late comers. for parents who spent small fortunes on tutors and hours of teaching, there's nothing left to do but pray. >> translation: my daughter studied hard. i felt bad watching her. i wondered whether she needs to
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go through it. but she needs to go through this to have a job and happy life. >> reporter: this is exam taking an extreme sport, and often extreme cost to the children and financially to the parents. this is almost unheard of, almost, but not entirely. the 90-minute drive you find a school day starting like others. morning tea tending to vegetables. for sampling the season's first raddish. this a boarding school. >> translation: normal high schools focus on college entruants. i wasn't going to achieve a good outcome in that exam. i was independent in reading and writing. the school helped me to develop those things. >> reporter: this type of education is very rare in a country of 11,000 schools just a few dozen to find themselves as alternative.
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for the overwhelming majority of school children study often at private schools goes well into the night. children top list come last in child hood happiness. >> it is not educational policy. it is part of culture. deeply rooted culture or values. >> reporter: outside a buddhist temle in seoul, there are mats for the parents to play, some all day into the not. alternative schools like this seem destined to remain isolated outposts suspended fifa president has been admitted to hospital after a small emotional breakdown according to his spokesperson. the 79-year-old who led world
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football for 18 years was provisionally banned for 90 days by the ethics committee last month. he is understand investigation for financial misconduct. he denies any wrongdoing. a quick rhymer, you can keep up-to-date with all the news on the web side, aljazeera.com-- a quick reminder, you can keep up-to-date with the news on aljazeera.com. >> on "america tonight": unfinished business. in the obama administration's final year, the tough issues still on the table. >> it took us 12 hours to get here from mexico but just less than five minutes to unload. we have been told there were about 30 unaccompanied miles an hour on that bus. >> immigration, what to do with guantanamo bay and giving america's veterans the help they deserve. thanks for joining us, i'm joie chen. headed into the final year of his administration the id

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