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30 years. choosing a flag, voters in new zealand begin the process of selecting a new flag for their country. tonight a new attack on a new continent is adding to fears about where and when civilians will be targeted next. tonight in belgium the terror alert level for brussels was raised to level four meaning a serious and imminent risk exists. earlier in the west african nation of mali a hotel was raid. after hostage freed, security forces moved in to secure the building. paris are marking a week since
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the attacks with vigils near the crime scenes. another victim has died bringing the death toll to 130. investigators have not identified a third body found at the site of the counter terror raid. first, more on what happened in mali. >> reporter: soldiers help an employee of the radisson blu out of the building after a hostage situation that lasted many hours. gunmen had managed to get inside shouting god is great in arabic before taking around 170 people hostage. as the full extent of the attack became clear, many here were in shock. as the malian president cut short a trip and flew home, the government tried to reassure people. >> translation: this morning at 7am the radisson blu hotel was
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attacked. three men with military arms walked into the hotel. we activated the crisis cell at the level of military. the cell includes military and officials from foreign affairs. we have deployed on-site to cordon the hotel >> reporter: following an assault involving united nations troops as well as malian special forces, reports came in of dead bodies being found inside the hotel. one of those who did make it out alive told state television that it took a while to realise what was happening. >> translation: at the beginning he says i thought it was fire crackers. i didn't think it was a hostage situation. then it continued and continued. we heard it around the will hotel. an armed group which split from al-qaeda's branch two years ago said it carried out the attack. the group al-mourabitoun said it wanted i put it to you fighters free from the prison and the
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attacks against northern malians to stop. they have been in crisis from three years following a rebellion in the north. many of those inside the hotel were working for foreign companies, including national airlines. friday's deadly events will surely raise new questions about how stable this country really is french police said a tip from a phone call in more morocco led to the raid. they're still looking for another man who is suspected of taking part in the killings in paris and who may be hiding in belgium. >> reporter: it's one week since the paris attack terrorized a nation and left 130 people dead. friday investigators discovered a third body in the rubble in the apartment building in the paris suburb of st denis after wednesday's seven hour siege. police are trying to confirm the identity of that body.
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investigators have confirmed that one of those killed is said to be the cousin of the dead ring leader abdel hamid abaaoud, 26-year-old hasna ait boulahcen was in the apartment unnamed french officials have been speaking about the raid and backing away from the earlier theory that she detonated a suicide vest. this video captures flames coming from the building. accordingly she was killed when somebody standing next to her detonated the vest. french p.m. said friday france has intensified its air strikes on i.s.i.l. in syria over the past few days. he also authord residents to not change their daily routine. >> translation: i told the french people who ask what they can do, how to be useful, to resist, keep on living, go out, to get around, to meet each other, share moments of culture. stay in life. >> that's exactly what the
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victims were doing, spending time with loved ones, family and friends, eninvoicing all the city has to off doctor - enjoying. you see that passion for life. someone have left post its to say passion, love, fight. meanwhile the state of emergency will be extended for three months. this will allow police to conduct searches, restrict the movement of people. european union ministers have decided to tighten checks on all people entering europe. >> translation: the european commission has agreed to present by the end of the year a plan to affirm the vchengen border codes. people will be checked in databases. many of the muslim community came out to attend prayers.
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we are also mothers of being confused for these people and we are afraid for our children. people are looking at me strangely. >> reporter: trying to maintain solidarity in the wake of attacks that threat into divide france along ethnic and religious lines the investigation into the paris attacks is developing outside france as well. today belgian prosecutors fired terror charges against a man suspected of having ties to one of the paris suicide bombers. police in sweden have charged a man of planning terror attacks against unknown targets. he was arrested at a refugee hostel on thursday. investigators believe he spent time in syria before heading to the e.u. they do not believe he is connected to the paris attackers. the security council has unanimously passed a resolution calling on all nations to take all means necessary to fight i.s.i.l. the french proposed resolution
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declares i.s.i.l. an unprecedented threat to international peace and security. it also calls for a reunderstood nude global effort to prevent any future attacks by i.s.i.l. and other extremist groups. the resolution does not authorize military action. in the wake of all the recent attacks, general reaffirmed the organization's role in the fight against extremists. >> they are playing their part in the fight against i.s.i.l. we do that in different ways and are part of the coalition fighting i.s.i.l. i think what we have seen recently just underlined the importance of doing that he also said we have to remember this is not a fight between the west and the muslim wormed world and that muslims are most of those dying and on the front lines fighting terrorism. this man was the counter
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terrorism director. he joins us. as we've reported, the group that claimed responsibility is al-mourabitoun which is headed by a man who once headed al-qaeda. his new group was behind a major attack two years ago at an oil facility in algeria. how strong is this group? >> it's hard to say because back in june of this year we conducted an air strike with the united states in libya and we supposedly killed him, but there was some speculation that he was still alive. this individual keeps the group strong or cohesive. before the strike he was reaching to jihadis from the time that islamists had control
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of northern mali, trying to keep them in his fold out of fear that they would move over to join i.s.i.l. despite his break with aqim, assuming he is alive and his group are still afail crate with al-qaeda-- affiliated with al-qaeda? >> that's right. he was, aas you correctly said, with aqim. over time he had his own other group called a mass brigade. when northern mali fell under islamist control and he popped up on the scene, he had an attached to one of the wings. in fact, his wife's nephew, who was killed about a year and a half ago, flipped between being
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under that group. in august of this year they also regrouped themselves again. some people whip correctly-- incorrectly call them al-qaeda. they call themselves qida do you think there's international coordination with al-qaeda or does this group operate mostly independently? >> this group has been reaching out specifically to al-qaeda central trying to completely breakaway from the leader and wanting to eventually get power over the area in the north area of mali >> yes. the southern part of algeria.
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there was also the attack on hea bamako's capital, this past year that killed five. so it's active why is it happening now in the south of mali? is there any chance that this is a reaction from al-qaeda to the paris attacks, is it some sort of sick competition of one-up's manship with i.s.i.l.? >> i think that is still yet to be determined. it certainly looks as if it is. i don't want to speculate, but with all the attacks that you're seeing is i.s.i.l. in different parts of the world, certainly the young demographic of young men that typically join these groups are going to quickly bail out of any al-qaeda affiliates
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and start to move more and more towards i.s.i.l. we start seeing these fractures happening in various parts of africa like in algeria, tunisia thank you. president obama says he is monitoring the situation in mali from malaysia. he is attending the association of south-east asian nations summit. he met with students before the summit and promised to raise issues of human rights and corruption with the prime minister. he said leaders at the summit will focus on the fight against i.s.i.l. and the escalating tensions over the south china sea. >> there the united states understand of the need to apply law. a common position has been taken
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on that here and we look forward to working with them to ensure that those basic rules apply president obama aarrived in malaysia after attending the economic summit in the philippines. it is part of his economic pivot to asia. while the ament s and russia are still not officially cooperating on air strikes in syria, russia has given advanced warning before conducting air strikes in syria ever since the paris attacks. 600 fighters were eliminated today with one cruise missiles. russia is planning to carry out a three day naval exercise off the coast of lebanon. lib knees officials are trying to find a way to make sure civilian flights are safe during those manoeuvres. flight paths from lebanon are
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limited because they don't fly over israel. soldiers were shot in pakistan in the largest city. the soldiers were guarding a mosque when they were killed. no group has claimed responsibility. deadly violence in africa. we will look at the violence in mali and the groups responsible for the instability there over the last few years and what the u.s. role there and how significant is the military presence in the country. those stories are coming up next.
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an american woman was among at least 21 people killed in the hotel siege in mali. the government there has declared a ten day state of emergency and it is battling at least five active groups of rebels. >> reporter: this part of the world is so different in many ways from our own, completely different kinds of countries, completely different territory. like many african nations, mali, is a large land locked country with miles of bush and scrubland. at you can see, look at the size of it. where rebel groups can hide and disappear. it has been embroiled in its
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worse crisis the 60s. they had to put down an al-qaeda inspired insir gen see. there are five prominent islamist groups operating here. the first one is here. that basically mean defenders of the faith. a movement in west africa this one, more about them in a second, signed in blad battalion. the islamic movement. the group claiming responsibility for today's hotel attack is a reasonably little known group which is called al-mourabitoun. it is allied to al-qaeda. as we heard in the first part of the program today, they both have the same leaders within the last couple of the years. the group that affects mali is al-qaeda in the islamic. it is active in all of these countries right across the top of the contin entity. when it comes to gun running it
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doesn't help that mali is close to libya linked by algeria here, fairly easy terrain to get through. i.s.i.l. and al-qaeda are both active here and down here where only this week a report by the institute for economics and peace said that the brutal terror dprichl, boko haram is the deadliest. it killed more than islamic state did the u.s. military has been playing a larger role preventing rebel attacks in west africa. when today's siege, service members were on the scene almost immediately. as part of our in context session, we hear about what is happening in mali >> reporter: five are with the
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department of defense who helped move civilians to safety. why is the u.s. military in mali to begin with? it came under the control of rebels in 2012. a french military effective soon pushed them out. u.s. is backing a u.n. force called in to keep the peace. in the wake of friday's attack officials say that won't change >> it's an important mission. we're going to continue to support it >> reporter: the u.s. has humanitarian concerns. more fighting could lead to more refugees and an mali controlled be i rebels could have dire issues. much of west africa is beset with movement opposed by the u.s. and allies. u the u.s. has been working with the allies to rain them in >> the u; has been playing a big role in terms of logistics
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and air lift for the french force that went in. a supporting role in terms of training and eau queen elizabeth hospitaling peacekeepers for the roles in the north of the country. >> reporter: in late 2011 officers are fighting for leader and they fled after the campaign outed the leader from power. the fighters went to northern mali seeking to form a breakaway state. >> islamist groups came into mali and took over from the mlna. they pushed them away and decided that they wanted to start sharia law. from that point on northern mali has been a big act. >> reporter: that led to a coup in the capital. the oft s cease it a threat to i key region. the u.s. is assisting counter
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terrorism forces. the attack friday in bamako raises the stakes. >> up until the beginning of this year, mali and the u.n. mission there and the u.s. are all working with mali to resolve this longstanding crisis, thought that bamako, the capital city was immune to these attacks >> reporter: as the security situation worsens a new challenge for the u.s. to contain the threat muslims in france held their first friday prayers since the attacks last week of the the security in paris is tight. from outside the grant mosque in paris. >> reporter: under extremely tight security and at a distance from the cameras they entered paris' grand mosque. for the faithful it was a day to let their prayers be heard. >> translation: we want to live
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in peace in a better world for the branch people, the french muslims for everybody, no matter their religion. >> reporter: it was clear for how many faith was being tested. >> translation: we were attacked because of what we are, because we're muslims, but we don't pay attention to the attacks. we have to stay calm. the best muslim is the one who can stay calmest even in the worst situation. the one who can remain patient while facing these tests. screw despite the cold and the rain, wore shippers who couldn't fit inside nonetheless prayed outside. >> reporter: the messages that emanated loudest was not just that the muslims condemn the attacks, but they would also adhere to the values of the french republic >> reporter: even though they came in piece, some would have been happy to fight >> translation: i love france
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and if someone asked me tomorrow to go make war good the terrortists, i would. >> reporter: whyalla lee generals to both god-- while allegiance to god and france are strong, conviction and compassion will be needed month more than ever before a boat carrying asylum seekers was inter terre accepted by officials. they are operated by gangs and must be stop. they say australia's policy to migrants is inhumane >> reporter: we have spoken to a number of people who saw this boat just off christmas island. a small boat. they weren't able to say exactly how many people were on board. they said the boat was intercepted by an australian
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navy boat a couple of hundred metres from shore and then escorted back out to sea. australia's government won't confirm or deny any of this. their policy is not to comment on operational matters. if it is the case that the boat of refugees has got within a couple of hundred metres from australian territory, then it is significant because it would be the first time that has happened in well over a year. australia's government has made much of the fact that they have stopped the boats of refugees from reaching australia through tough policies to deter refugees from getting on boats trying to come to australia in the first place. if they come in, they will be prisond in png or naru without any option of being resettled in australia. boats have been turned back and the crew paid to take their passengers back to indonesia. this was intercepted a couple of
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metres from the shore. what happens to the refugees if that's who they are on board from here, we will see, but this is certainly an embarrassment for australia's government, evidence that they haven't stopped the boats in the way they claim they have andrew thomas in sydney. a spy goes free after 30 years behind bars. those voters in new zealand are going to the polls to choose a new flag.
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welcome back. coming up in half hour of international news a new case of ebola is a setback for efforts to end the epidemic in west africa. first looking at the stories across the u.s. obama administration has asked the extreme court to decide on the executive action on immigration. the white house order would allow millions of undocumented immigrants to stay in the u.s. if they are the parents citizens or came here as children.
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a recalling to halt the president orders after challenges from several states. federal remember lators say vw cheating the system could involve more cars than thought. the company has admitted to fitting 11 million diesel cars with defeat devices engineer to cheat emissions tests. protestors were in the siktsd day to demand transparency from officials following the police killing of an african american man who was shot yesterday after police responded to a domestic dispute. state officials talked about the shooting. a u.s. citizen has been released from prison after serving three decade for spying for israel. he was paroled 30 years to the day.
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his case been a sticking point in relations between israel and israel. >> reporter: jonathan pollard left a prison under cover of darkness. his parole came almost 30 years to the day for arrest for selling a large number of kass tied intelligence to israel. he appeared in new york accompanied with his wife who he met in prison. he has to report to a parole officer weekly and cannot leave the u.s. for five years. his case came to light in israel. the p.m. netanyahu hailed his relief. >> for someone who raised his case before many presidents many times, i lopping for this day. he is finally being released >> reporter: many israelis think he was punished too
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hardly. >> he was served so many years in prison with no real reason. >> reporter: over the course of 18 months jonathan pollard a civilian analyst delivered tens of thousands of top secret classified documents to israeli agents in washington. israel paid jonathan pollard thousands of dollars to betray his country. jonathan pollard was arrested and agreed to plead guilty to a single charge of conspiracy in hopes of getting a late year sentence. a 46 page classified letter was written to the judge by the prosecutor detailing the damage that jonathan pollard activities had brought. the judge sentenced him to life. gentleman many israelis would like to give him a hero's
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welcome as soon as possible, but the israeli government was not always so welcoming. back in 1985 as his spying scheme was unravelling and with the f.b.i. hot on his heels, jonathan pollard sought refuge at the israeli embassy here in washington, but he was turned away and arrested leaving the spy out in the cold former u.s. ambassador to israel during the time of jonathan pollard's arrest and imprisonment. very good to see you. the big controversy around jonathan pollard has always been that he got the book thrown at him with a tough sentence for spying with a close alhigh, israel, than many who have speed for enemies of the u.s. you had first hand knowledge of the damage he caused. to you did he deserve his sentence? >> the judge made that decision, but my sense is that the large volume of very highly
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classified material, including some extremely sensitive material would, i think, have put the sentence in the right category israel actively lob eat for his relief for much of the time he was in prison. you came around to thinking years down the line that he should be released as part of a goodwill gesture to israel. why did so many intelligence and defense officials oppose any clemency until the end >> >> not at all. the only basis on which i could advocate release of jonathan pollard was if it was of seminal importance to p.m. netanyahu to move positively in the direction of negotiating a two-stage solution to the current problem between israel and the palestinians why do you think, then, that - why did you feel that way and some defense intelligence officials were even - had a harder line.
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they didn't want any deal with israel to let jonathan pollard leave any earlier than the mandatory parole he received today. >> i think it's obvious to understand why they felt that way. i felt that way myself for a long period of time because of the enormous damage he created and the damage didn't really stop with the passage of the material of israel. once it's out it's out. we don't know where it goes. we lost control and that material was, i think, of extreme importance to us in a number of key areas. on the other side, the issue came up upa year or two ago when secretary kerry began his mission with israel and the palestinians to see whether he could move the process forward to a two-stage solution and a real negotiation to achieve that. it appeared as though p.m. netanyahu for a while was seriously interested in seeing whether the release of pollard could be part of an arrangement under which they would move
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pretty far down that road and my view was that the diplomacy of the future of israel in than area where its neighborhood is populated by difficult people, but there is the attempt and the possibility of getting a solid two-stage solution was very, very important to both the united states and israel and with mr pollard having sorbing most of his time, that might make some sense. that never happened. there was no interest on the israeli side and the u.s. was not even asked or apparently put in a position where it had to make a decision on that question, so that's all water over the dam now and mr pollard is out and he has, i guess, a five year limitation on his international travel this was an odd case. i was talking about that five-- i will talk about that five year limitation, but it was an odd case because it had people from both parties both supporting and
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opposing his release. it was argued for clem ensee. >> i think they did and i think they were mistaken. my view was that the man had done things that the judge believed he should spend life in prison for that was effectively a 30 year sentence with at least review after the 30 years and i gather he was a model prisoner and he was released on the basis of good behaviour. i can't argue with the judicial system on that particular issue. it is true that people lined up in different ways and one of the considerations was our friend and ally israel. the other consideration is even friends and allies don't take from you thousands and thousands of highly classified documents as if that's some kind of natural right. in fact, the closer the relationship and the deeper the exchanges between the countries and the very solid enduring
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continued commitment of the united states to israel's defense would, i would have thought, caused second thoughts in those who authorize this particular set of activities on israel's behalf and mr pollard paid a very high price for that as you said he can't leave the u.s. for five years even though his wife lives in israel. he has to wear aan electronic monitoring advice, even everyone knows he doesn't have information that could damage the council today. do you think theist overkill? >> i think that's part of the sentencing arrangement. i'm not an expert in u.s. law at this point do you think there should be clemency on that level and allow him to go to israel? >> i think not t i think that the degree to which, in fact, he
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betrayed his country and the massive amount of material passed brought about a very, very strong sentence. he served the in prison portion of that sentence. the restriction about leaving the united states is at least from my perspective a part of that sentence and i don't see any move on the part of the u.s. executive branch to see that or on the part of the judiciary. i don't know enough about this to know whether there are further appeals possible. he has rights to the appeals that at the time u.s. law allows thank you for that. still ahead on al jazeera america a stark choice. two very different candidates are vying to become argentinia's next election. a swiss farmer makes an amazing discovery, 33 pounds of coins
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more than two thousand years old.
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we regularly report on the problems of bashar al-assad and. a new book, children of monsters an inquiry into the sons and daughters of dictators looks at what happens to the off string
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of horrible modern leaders. the author joins us tonight for our in context segment. it is a fascinating and disturbing topic. one thing seemed clear to me. you really couldn't find a general rule. that you had some of these kids turned out to be normal people but others were monsters like their fathers >> i'm glad you said that. i was restrained about too much generalising, too up psychologising. they are individuals it did strike me that evil seemed to be present in an unusual way. if you took a random sampling of people from the world and compared them to the off string of these dictators, many, many more of these off spring were really horrible people.
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>> well, they did terrible things and they had terrible things done to them, it's true. sometimes i couldn't decide whether a particular son or daughter was more of a victim or a victimiser. sometimes they were a blend when you write about the worst of the worst of the kids, it seems you have a strong opinion as to who those are. >> yes. well it's hard to say anyone is worst that uday hussein. he was a monster and brute. did things unspeakable. in the next thought i think can i really put him above or below the so-called successor sons, tookims of north korea. it's a point of pick your poison uday >> he takes the point he did horrific things >> he pretty much is the worst
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of a lot you also addressed the worst amongst the fathers. i would have thought it would be kebab to make mosatng look any worse. the way he treated his children. >> one reason mow stands out to me is he is a cool cold customer. he is almost machine like, intellectual, scientific, almost robotic. you don't find much human feeling in him. saddam hussein was too human. mow was cold and detached. so he stands out he treated his children horribly and didn't seem to care for them at all. you also address the nurture versus nature argument. these kids, many of them grew up in horrible circumstances, but
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you couldn't really say there ended up being differences between siblings >> that's above my pay grade is the phrase. i decided that. i used the two sons in romania. one was a perfect beast. he was a lot like uday. he just raped and tortured and killed his way until he drank himself to death in his 40s. his brother valentine is a aniesicist. -- physics. he lives quietly and doesn't hurt anyone talking about the best, general tojo was responsible for pearl harbour but you see his groups as a group as the best of the bunch >> there are two daughters who defected i want to talk more as a
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family >> they have conducted themselves with dignity, decorum. that's true. you mentioned pearl harbour. the youngest child, kimy, is a u.s. citizen living not far from pearl harbour a strange twist. one ended up being chairman of mitsubishi. your two favourites seem to be the alina castra and svetlan stalin. >> the stahl inand castro girl. it was very hard for both. it cost them something, emotionally psychologically. they wrote books and were con conflicted, as i think anyone would be. both of them were very brave and i admire them
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it is a fascinating topic. it's very good for you to come in and talk about. best of luck with the book again. children of monsters. thanks again. >> thank you tonight three new ebola cases in lyberia. all six of the boy's family members and high risk contacts are in care in a treatment unit. more than 4800 people have died since march of 2014 of this disease. on sunday argentinias will vote in historic election. the first time an election has gone to a run off. citizens will choose between scioli, who is proposaling an a continuation of kirchner. the next is macri who wants to
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reform economy. >> reporter: last day of campaigning here in argentinia. people here, lots of polarisation, expectations on sunday's vote. they're discussing politics all over the city. if the poor vote for macri, it will be the same as voting for hitler. until now we have seen that scioli has had a strategy to link macri to the 1990s, to the international monetary fund, u.s. based hedged funds that are suing argentinia for full payment on the foreign debt and what the government calls
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vultures. macri says there is a complain against him. you can imagine the situation that people are seeing here now. it is a first run off in argentinia's history. people are looking forward to sunday's vote panam a may be getting some competition. nick - nicuagua are going to build a canal. >> reporter: there is no better way to understand lake nicuagua than this. this is exactly what we planned, waves and wind are brutal, soon we lose one of our cameras. >> this is one of the national newspapers took something like this into the lake. this is a depth finder.
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they went up and down and found is it's too shallow for any of those giant super tankers. >> translation: this documentary from the independent nicuaguran independent newspaper followed the route through the late taking depth measurements along the suggested path. super tankers would require a depth of 30 metres in 98 feet. most of the lake just isn't that deep. >> translation: that means that they would have to dig up 20 metres almost. how are they going to get these sediments out, where many they put it. what does it mean for the lake? there needs to be more studies done >> reporter: judging by the conditions, dredging would be a nightmare something this doctor showed us on his computer >> that's the lean going across the canal.
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>> reporter: so it is bad for the lake, the lake is bad for the canal. >> very bad >> reporter: why do you think they still want to do this? >> i don't have the answer why necessity want to do it. >> reporter: in los angeles you can see phil's full report at 5.30 sunday. scotland yard is apologising and paying compensation for seven women who were tricked into having relationships with under cover officers. the women were being investigated for their activities in support of the groups of the some of the relationships were long-term one lasting nearly a decade. scotland yard has called the behaviour totally unacceptable. >> i acknowledge that these were a violation of the women's human rights and an abuse of police power and caused significant trauma. i unreserved apologise on behalf of the metropolitan police
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service the apology comes nearly five years after the women first launched legal action. the financial terms of the settlement were not disclosed. a look at how news outlets across the world are reacting to varies events. europe on the border. suggesting that the e.u.'s travel agreement and the euro are failures. under the headline no double penalty for the french of arab origin, france writes that all french citizens are ewe fighted in the wake of attacks. -- united in the wake of the attacks. new zealand has put under the circumstances flag up to a vote on friday. kiwis started casting their ballots to choose one of five new designs. the winner will go up against the current flag to decide.
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>> reporter: >> who thinks next year we should change new zealand's flag? interesting. >> reporter: for these school children on the north shore the answer to that question is a resounding yes. >> i like black and white because i think it represents automatic blacks and stuff like that. >> reporter: getting consensus for a new flag on a national level is more difficult. >> with new zealand the way it is, there are a whole lot of other things that are more important than changing a flag >> we need to focus on something that is instantly recognizable as a new zealand, as a kiwi icon >> we have moved a long way from our british roots. it might be timely to change. >> reporter: the current new zealand flag, the country's third, has been flying high for 113 years. >> it stirs my heart. it is recognizable all around
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the world. i'm proud to put it on my backpack. >> reporter: one of the biggest reasons to change the flag is because it is often confused with the australian one. >> it's new zealand's times. we're coming out from australia's wing. that's why this debate has been good. this is our chance now to say this is what we are. this is our new brand. we're not little australia. >> reporter: 12 well-known new zealanders picked four flag designs from over 10,000 submitted. a fifth option dubbed red peak was included after a petition on social media. three of the designss have the iconic fern emblem, a popular choice here where the fern came out on top after a mock referendum >> i've chosen the black and blue silver fern one because the black goes with the silver fern and the blue just looks cool on it >> reporter: new zealand is one of only a handful of countries left in the world with the union
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jack still left on the flag >> reporter: the one that has the most votes will go against the current flag in the second referendum next year an stash of ancient roman coins were defraud by a swiss farm-- discovered by a swiss farmer. they were on top of an mole hill on top of his orchard. the 33 pound of it belongs to the public and will go on display in a local museum. i will back be in a little more than two minutes for more news.
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>> good evening i'm antonio mora. this is al jazeera america. hostages taken inside a malli mi hotel, including an american. how security stopped the gunman and the connection they had to al qaeda. imminent threat. the information that has triggered the warning and what residents are being told. and the rising murder rate that could break a 20 year record in baltimore

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