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>> welcome to another news hour in al jazeera. our top stories building a coalition of prim british prime minister tells president françois hollande backs that he backs france. the fighting for yemen's third largest city enters it's second week. and dancing the night away
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after an historic presidential run off. we begin in paris where france's president has met with britain's prime minister david cameron to talk about the strategies to defeat isil. france has intensified it's attacks on isil. and in the last few hours france's military response appears to have begun. operations targeting iraq and syria have gone under way from the aircraft carrier in the mediterranean. we have more now from paris. >> françois hollande with david cameron at the start of the week where they seek commitment for support in the war against isil. it started with a solid moment. the two men of the bataclan theater. the scene of a mass killing at a rock concert. 90 people died. they both paid homage to the
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dead by laying a single rose. cameron is rooms more than support. he's hoping to get parliamentary approval for air support against syria. >> later this week i will set out in parliament our comprehensive strategy for tackling isil. i firmly support the action the president has taken to strike isil in syria and it's my firm conviction that britain should do so, too. >> we're convinced we'll continue to strike isil in syria. he'll intensify our strikes. we'll choose the sites that cause the most damage to this terrorist army. and our aircraft carrier has been mandated to strike hard against isil. >> france is not just looking for military support. it wants to bolster agreements to improve european intelligence
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cooperation and impose more border checks within the e.u. françois hollande finds his popularity rising after a week of national trauma with 130 lives lost in the paris attacks. one poll said that 90% support his actions so far. the hollande-cameron meeting mark the start of a really difficult week for the french president. in fact, it could be hardest in the entire presidency. it needs nor support in what he calls the war against isil. but france can't go it alone. on tuesday hollande will leave paris for washington. it will need more commitment from syria. the u.s. president and it's russian counter part appear to have broken some of the ice between them at the g-20 meeting in turkey this month.
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there will be efforts for a grand military coalition to include russia and holland plans to head to moscow in an effort to secure a deal with putin. not everyone back home is confident about the end game. >> our military, we won't win on the short term militarily against isil. it is about a political and demographic solution. >> hollande plans to meet germany's chancellor angela merkel and no doubt consult her with putin being on board. but the russian president who is committed to supporting president bashar al-assad with his own airstrikes will want concessions. he'll likely want lifting of sanctions for his actions in ukraine. that may be too high of a price to pay. >> let's take a look at the
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military campaign against isil to date. the united states. >> by november france was caring out airstrikes and after the paris attacks stepped up its campaign. let's step live to paris, and within the last couple of hours it seems andrew france is intensified its campaign. operations have begun from an aircraft carrier in the mediterranean. >> that's right, adrian, the nuclear powered aircraft carrier, we knew it was in
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position in the mediterranean region. now we're hearing it is operational. not only have we had take offs of jets tasked with missions in iraq and syria, we understand no official confirmation of any strikes yet. this could be reconnaissance operations, although no one is quite sure yet. but there is no doubt about the power of this aircraft carrier. it has 20 jets and super intel on warplanes on board. it has crew of 2,000. it comes with a fleet, it comes with submarines, and there are also helicopters on board. this is a really serious escalation in the war against isil as it's termed by françois hollande, and it is coupled with
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immensely complicated and difficultic missions taking the french president of war back to paris and then on to moscow involving three to four world leaders. there are high stakes here and of course russia is key. we understand that vladimir putin, who will be meeting the french president on thursday has issued orders to his navy and his air force to recognize the french operations and cooperate. that isn't anything like a grand coalition. that's much more complex to put together. but for now this is a serious escalation, and the u.k. is fully on board, although it has to get approval, of course, to attack isil from syria. it has to do better than it did two years ago in the house of commons when david cameron tried to get approval to take on the forces of president assad. that didn't happen. there was a defeat.
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but it's thought now very much so by the political climate, the support the public has switched now with all the atrocities it has seen in paris, and all the beheadings isil has been involved in. there is a real popular support, it would seem, for the government's plans to go effectively to enter the conflict with some sort of rational plan that david cameron is promising. >> an do you simmons reporting live from paris. thanks. as andrew was saying, president hollande is due to meet moscow on thursday. but persuading russia to join a coalition to tackle isil could be difficult. right now he's in an iranian capital for a gas summit. but it is when he'll meet with president rouhani and iran's
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supreme leader. russia has been bombing target in support of president bashar al-assad, but moscow now has a stronger motivation for bombing isil after it took responsibility for the bombing of the russian airliner. a fundamental shift was required, president obama, could moscow be brought on board? >> well, that's the big question, isn't it, it is being asked in answer capitals around the world. certainly if you look back to about a week ago in the vienna talks of syria, 20 different countries i think were involved in it. after that talk there was some sign at least things were pregnanting. we had a press conference, the u.s. secretary of state. and the russian foreign minister
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talking together and saying they agreed to move ahead with plans for a transitional government in syria for new elections, for new constitution, cease fires to make this all happen, and hopefully putting this all in place in the space of 18 months. lavrov spoke again saying he didn't see why the west was so insistent to go, and if it was integral for peace in syria. i think if the russians are going to give up on assad the price has to be right. maybe that price would involve having like a key role in a post assad syria. it might also involve a les lessening of sanctions, and is the u.s. willing to do that, we're not sure. >> what are the relations between iran and russia like? they came together over syria. >> they are fairly cosy at the
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moment. they discuss many things, bilateral relations, that sort of stuff. but serie-a was key to their discussions. what they said was what i was alluding to in my first answer. the russians and irans don't believe that any kind of political settlement can be enforced on syria from the outside. they think that the western insistence that assad should go is the wrong one. they were saying that no one can tell syrians which form of government and which leader they must choose. that's what they agreed on. what we don't get from these kind of statements is any indication about what they would
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disagree on. of course, that's what the western powers are going to be looking for. any sign really that there is friction between tehran and moscow over what is going on in syria. any sign that they're backing off from their commitment that assad is the man for the future. >> rory, many thanks. >> police in belgium are questioning raids in belgium and elsewhere, but their main suspect has alluded them. accused of playing a major role in the attacks in paris. more now from paul brennan in brussels. >> the number of searches keep climbing. the 23,478 of arrests also keep climbing. there were 19 searches, 16 people arrested. the prosecutor has now updated that. five more people arrested and now that is 21 people in custody. the judge will rule whether
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those arrests are confirmed, and it is possible that some of those detained will be released. but it seems that the security forces here in brussels are making progress. therefore the threat level is currently at the maxim level. it looks like it will stray at that level for the time being. schools have been closed. the metro system remains closed. even though we're not on full-on lockdown, you can hear traffic on the streets. there is a real air of tension here and the security forces, the police and the army are working very hard to try to bring it to a resolution. but so far they have evaded capture. >> well, the attacks in paris have led it for calls of tighter policing in europe's borders. but these restrictions directly conflict the idea of free movement called the schengen area, the orange area on the map here. it has been in place for 30
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years. you can enter the schengen area at any border, for instance, spain, and then travel anywhere in europe across countries that are part of the zone and then exit threw, let's say finland, and pass through any patrol without having your passport checked. all of that could well change. laurence lee has more for us now from the slovenia, croatia border. >> fences, the european union has for years campaigned against them. in northern ireland's divided communities n the occupied palestinian territories, yet now inside europe itself security, just like everywhere else, is trumping high moral talk of human rights. greecgreece has a fence.
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macedonia is making one. hungary had already frequenced it is off. even more liberal slovenia has been buying the barbed wire. border free travel otherwise known as schengen. schengen turns 30 this year. in 1985 when it was created the soviet union was about to collapse, and academics were writing books the end of history, a source of boring but safe state of affairs in which nothing significant was going to happen, and conflicts were a thing of the pass. what a long time ago that now feels. the question really is whether an europe without borders and security checks is really such a good idea in such a violent world. and so the populous rise of any number of countries who say lack of border tracks which allow for attacks in europe. increasingly they say we told
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you this would happen. >> schengen is not working because it must be like it was once 25 years ago or something like that when you have to show your passport. it's no need to make such a strong border stop. i think its important to show on each border your passport, and the ordinance of repressing, let's say, must make a control. >> the dutch government is suggesting going to mini schengens sharing boards. this would leave the newer european countries out like slovenia with its open border with austria, now a main refugee route suddenly under threat. many say it would be an economic and social disaster for them. >> i believe we're in a state of
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disintegration. it will be led by right wing politicians predominantly so they will impose an europe that will be more and more authoritarian. >> in the end it's not just schengen but the e.u. the potential economic collapse of free trade movements. the unpicking of wounds between countries which two generations ago were at war. that really would be a victory for isil. >> let's get to some analysis and opinion from a political analysis from london. it is along with the euro the cornerstone of european identity and culture. could we really be looking at the schengen? >> i think generally speaking the answer to the question is it's too early to tell. one thing that is important to
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bear in mind is schengen and free movement are not the same thing. free movement, the freedom to live and work in another e.u. state existed before schengen. so the schengen agreement itself is about border-free travel. now the situation looks at the moment we have to consider the paris attacks have come at a time when schengen was already under pressure because of th refugee crisis. and now at the moment the level of pressure on the schengen agreement is unprecedented. as you correctly stressed schengen is the other flagship project along with the euro. so it has a huge symbolic importance. when we talk about the end of schengen, of course it's too early to tell at the moment we should not under estimate many of your leaders have attached a
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huge symbol agreement. we should be prepareing to the extra mile. ththere is not really a discussion, the mini schengen floated by the dutch government, but there is no real discussion about scrapping schengen all together because it would be a huge blow to the european project. >> it would an blow, but it would seem sensible, wouldn't it, to keep parts of the agreement on the free movement of people and labor as in retain the right to go and live and work within anywhere i don' within the e.u. but you have to show identity, your passports, your papers, your identity card when crossing national borders. >> there are legitimate security concerns. of course, you can police the external borders better, but
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then how do you deal with some terrorists who are actually are nationals of the member state. so they have the right to move freely within the schengen area. so some solutions, some possible solutions are being explored including a much better work such as coordinating and exchanging intelligence information. if that can be boost significantly perhaps that could be enough to control this type of movement. as i said, i think getting rid of schengen all together is considered bad luck. i'm sure they'll explore all possibility it's on the table before adapting such a drastic solution.
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>> all the calls we're hearing for border checks, as in the report a few moments ago described it as disintegration of europe. >> we're experiencing unprecedented levels of pressure. and of course e.u. member states have been reintroducing border controls during the refugee crisis now france has done it after the paris attack. yes, the situation is not looking great at the moment because i still think that the end of schengen all together.
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we've seen some changes, but it's really too early to tell if we're going towards the end of schengen. >> good to talk with you. thank you for being with us. here on the news hour still to come on the program, egyptians given time off work to vote in elections, but it's unclear how many of them will turn up. foreigners in south africa make a cautious return to normal life. and a case to answer fifa answering proceedings against seth seth and michel platini over financial wrongdoing. details later in sport. >> six sudanese migrants have been killed between egyptian security forces and people forces. 17 others were wounded when they tried to illegally enter israel.
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15 sudanese migrants were killed trying to make the same journey. the latest stage of the parliamentary election in egypt has seen another low turn out much voters. government workers were given a half day off to encourage them to vote. but many polling stations appear to be virtually desser deserted. >> president el-sisi cast his vote at a girl's school just after polls opened on sunday. polling stations were opened on monday. so far many fellow egyptians don't appear very interested in the first parliamentary election for nearly three years. >> when people--especially young people when they feel their vote does not make a difference, and the vote is known in advance that the parliament will support the president, then they won't
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show. >> the lack of enthusiasm is frustrating for those who do want to vote. >> this parliament is the most important one to be elected in egypt. because they'll be tasked. it's passing many legislations and they have to figure out by why the country doesn't seem to be moving forward. >> egypt has been without a parliament since the government deposed presidential morsi three years ago. it was dissolved after the court ruled the lower chamber it was against the constitution. the military secured support from other political parties by promising to hold a parliamentary election within months. it has taken two years now some egyptians are determed to take part. >> i want to see whether or not things will improve because we
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have health issues and other problems. >> president sisi is criticized for cracking down on his opponents. >> conservatives are celebrating the election of their first president in more than a decade. >> an historic day for argentina. >> that's correct. already the first press conference. something that move move journalists were not used to to cristina kirchner there. he said he was getting ready for a transition that will happen on december 10th, that he's trying
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to create a cabinet and he's hoping to know the real figures in the economy. they aused the government of changing the official statistic o. many believe that the numbers givenly the government are the right ones, so they want to know what the real poverty rates, and the reserve that the central bank has. but in the meantime, followers here continue to celebrate what they say is an historical day. >> the impossible was possible sunday night when he became the elective president of argentina. one months ago his chance chances were slim. against the ruling party.
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>> i'm here because you brought me here. i ask you don't abandon me. let's continue together. a wonderful stage for argentina is beginning. here and now. >> we have the support of the people. we need to start acting and not complain. so we can really change this country. >> celebrations continued until late at night. >> the election results show that a majority in argentina voted for change. the people you can see behind me are not only celebrating the victory, but also the end of an era after 12 years of kishnerism, 12 years. >> the left wing movement brought but involvement in the
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economy, and many credited pulling many argentinians out of poverty. among cristina kirchner supporters there was sadness and defiance. >> people have no memory once things are doing okay they decide to throw everything out of the window. local media is brainwashing people. >> winning by three points. raising questions about governor ability. cristina kirchner will remain powerful in argentina once she leaves office. her party has a majority in congress. and has supporters in the judiciary and the central bank. but analysts say that the biggest challenge is the economy. >> the depletion of the central bank, micro economic policy throughout the last two years, the economy has been stagnant for four years. so there is a change in the micro economic regime coming,
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and it will be very difficult to manage this situation without it having inflation. >> sunday it was a historical day in argentina. the first second round in this country's history, and the first time in 12 years that the people have demanded change. >> we're expecting big, big changes here in argentina. on the political and the economic scenario, but also monk the mornin--because of argentina's tensions with u.s. based hedge funds. many have asked to expel
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argentina because of treatment of political prisoners. they're going to ask congress to cancel a memorandum with iran. as i said before lots of changes in argentina on the political, on the economic, an. >> reporting live from buenos aires. thanks, indeed. we're approaching the midway point on this news hour. the "world health organization" faces more calls for change after being accused of slow response to the ebola outbreak. and the women's cycling team in afghanistan as they face, if you pardon the pun, an uphill struggle to prepare for competition. that's all coming up in sport.
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>>it's crazy money that you can make here. it's a ticking time bomb. >>do you know what chemicals have been in that tank? >> my big brother didn't wake up the next day. al jazeera america's... >> today they will be arrested. >>they're firing canisters of gas at us. >> we have to get out of here. >> hello again in doha with the news hour. britain's prime minister david cameron said he'll support france in its fight against isil. he said that britain should also
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launch airstrikes against isil in syria. russia's president vladimir putin is in tehran in talks with the iranian leadership. isil and the war in syria are expected to be high on the agenda. the police in belgium have arrested 21 people after a series of raids. they're searching for suspects involved in the paris attacks. in yemen the battle for the city of taiz is into its second week. military commanders say that the control of taiz is vital because it's on a main road linking the capital of sanaa under houthi control against aden. the saudi-led air campaign began in march in support of that government. since then the u.s. said that 5,700 people have been killed. and the there have been more than 32,000 casualties. more than 2.3 million people in yemen have been forced to flee their homes and around 21-
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21--21.2 million are in need of some form of humanitarian help. >> the push for taiz. it's been a week since pro government fighters launched the offensive for yemen's third largest city. supported by the saudi-led coalitio coalition in the air and on the ground. groups of fighters loyal to the former president ali abdullah saleh and the houthis are digging their heels in. >> here is the fortification of the huties. they planted many landmines which have slowed progress and caused casualties among soldiers. >> we say to the huties you will leave this place and we'll strike you hard and evict you from the city of taiz. we're fully prepared to convict you forcefully.
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>> bombed out buildings separate the warring factions. amidst the destruction a yemeni striving to get on with life. >> i've suffered a lot just t with all the shelling going on. >> the fight is also on. the prime minister is visiting the city. his meeting trying to security the rest of the were vinces, which is the main source of yemen's output. over the weekend a delegation of houthis head to peace talks for later this month. >> the dialogue must be serious and lead to the end of the attacks on our country and the lifting of the siege and the continuation of the peace process. >> the houthis are angry at the return of the internationally-backed president hadi. he returned from saudi arabia to the port city of aden aiming to
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oversee the campaign for taiz. his very presence complicating talks. gerald tan, al jazeera. >> just going to take you--we're going to take you live now to britain's house of commons where prime minister david cameron is addressing parliament. on defense matters and particularly in the fight against isil. let's take a moment to listen in. >> bringing an end to the war in syria. today i want it set out how it will insure our armed forces have the capabilities to carry out such a task and, indeed, any other tasks that might be needed in the years ahead. we will invest more than 178 billion pounds in buying and main tag equipmen maintaining equipment. and we'll increase the size of our armed forces. we committed to an force of
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30,000. today i can tell the house by 2025 we're increasing that number to 50,000. and as part of this we'll create two new strike brigades. forces up to 5,000 personnel fully equipped to deploy rapidly and sustain themselves in the field. we established to additional typhoon squadrons and an additional squadron of aircraft to operate from our new aircraft carriers. we'll maintain our ultimate insurance policy as a nation, nuclear deterrent and replace our ballistic submarines. they will hunt down hostile submarines and enhance our maritime seven and rescue. these will include eight
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anti-submarine frigates. we'll design a new class of frigates as well. this will be more affordable than the type 26s which will allow us to buy more of them for the royal navy. by the 2030s we'll increase the number of frigate and destroyers. not one of these is an optional extra. these investments are to insure our futur future prosperity and security. secondly, turning to terrorism, to make sure that we have the forces need to thwart plots from wherever they emanate around the world. we'll increase our investment in counter terrorism police and more than double our spending on aviation security around the world. i can tell the house today we put in place a significant new
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contingency plan to deal with major terrorist attacks. under this new operation up to 10,000 military personnel will be available to support the police in dealing with the type of shocking terrorist attacks we have seen in paris. we'll make a major new investment in a new generation of surveillance drones. these design unmanned aircraft will fly at the very edge of the atmosphere and observe adversaries for weeks on end. mr. speaker we'll do more to make sure that the powers we give our security services keep pace with modern technology. we'll see through the draft about we've published in the counter terrorism police to continue to have the powers they need. third, we'll use our development budget and democratic service to tackle poverty, promote our interest, project our influence and address-- >> we're going to leave that
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prime minister david cameron there talking about--posed to britain by terrorism in particular and what he proses to do about it. really, the shopping list there of assets, military assets that he said britain is to acquire. earlier before we joined him the prime minister said that passenger aircraft remain a primary target for some terrorist groups. and that groups including islamic state in al-qaeda will try to acquire radiological capabilities. he said he also, we heard him say that britain has 10,000 military personnel on stand by to assist police in case of a significant terror attack. let's speak with charlie in london. this is what this is all about, isn't t charlie, the british government fearing that london could come under attack in a similar way to paris.
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>> an increase in 30% in counter terrorism measures and a real focus on trial to increase surveillance. and they're going to be recruiting another 1,900 and spending 3 billion on cyber security. obviously groups like isil are very difficult threat to counter, and there has been a big debate in britain about whether or not we increase the spending for the traditional military, the army, the navy, the air force, all spend more money on special forces. it seems in this budget special forces is winning out. they're finished with a huge amount of equipment, a shopping list that includes the upgrade of new typhoon jets, which give
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them ground attack capabilities. they're going to be doubling the number of surveillance and talk of joint investment in developing some unmanned air combat aircraft. there is also going to be nine new maritime patrol aircraft, and fighters as well. dozens of them are going to be ordered to furnish the military naval carriers that britain has put on order. but yes, the focus is on counterterrorism. that's 30% increase in spending, which represents an extra 270 billion in defense spending in the next 10 years. >> thank you, in london. >> the "world health organization" should be stripped of some of its powers, according to a group of health experts. they say they who failed to respond adequately in the ebola joy break. they suggested ten concrete
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changes to prevent another event. they recommend that a health committee should be formed as part of the u.n. security council. well, a lecturer at the school of hubble health at the harvard global health institute, she worked on that report. joining us live from london. thanks for being with us. why has the world health of cours"world health organization" lost the office of these eminent health experts. >> thank you for having me and for the attention to our report. first i want to say that who is at the heart of system that includes u.n. organizations, the humanitarian aid system, the biomedical system. we put attention on w.h.o. and
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it would be a mistake to place too narrow of an attention on w.h.o. we need to make sure that the system functions well. one of the points that you raised in your remarks is that the decision to declare an emergency is certainly very important weighty one and one that is politically sensitive. we felt in our deliberations with that type of decision making needs to be protected from political interference, so we recommend changes in order to make that happen. the authorities-- >> sorry, is there something that could be fixed, or does the responsibility of that need to be passed to another body entirely? >> we think the responsibility for declaring an emergency needs to remain within the "world health organization." but the problem right now that authority sits with one individual, the director general, and that is too vulnerable of an arrangement. we're recommending experts.
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this would remain under the umbrella and the authority of the w.h.o. but that committee would operate very differently from the types of committees we would have in the past. it would be much more transparent and publish its minutes immediately after mee meeting and names would be known to all, and the decision was be based on scientific and health rationale. >> how likely are these changes--hang on, let me ask that question again. how likely is it that these changes that you're recommending will be implemented? >> well depends on which changes. so some of the changes can be done today. at very little financial costs. it's really just a question of whether the government that call the shots to the way that the w.h.o. operates wil will have the will to make that happen. some of the other changes we recommend, for example, the
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creation of the global financing facility for research and development and a framework of norms with regards to who should get priority to vaccines. those would take a longer time. there are a number of changes that would happen very quickly and there is momentum in developing countries, which is another one of our key recommendations. >> good to talk to you. many thanks for being with us. still to come on the news hour. [singing] >> a slight hiccup with this anthem performance. makes me laugh every time. joe will be here with the details in sport.
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>> expected he'll talk about the future of head coach benitez following the 4-0 classical defeat at home. the loss was real's second in a row in the league and saw them drop down to third in the table. six points behind leaders barca. however, they have received some support from arson wenger. >> i would just like to take this occasion to support completely our outstanding manager, and i think it would not be serious to cite the manager after 12 games. i hope that he would get the support. >> well, the next game for we kne benitez.
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this was german's club bundesliga match on sunday. a slow storm 40 minutes in. the clearance went wrong on the half hour mark and the goal line technology confirmed the goal for the 1-0 win they move up to fourth in the table. a group of kenyan athletes protesting against alleged corruption. the police were called after athletes entered the building and locked the gate. they're calling for the removal one of three officials being investigated by international athletics federation over bribery claims and a doping cover up. it is claimed that he and other prox pocketed $700,000. they deny the allegation.
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>> nba champions the golden state warriors are on the cusp of basketball history. led by reining mvp steph curry, they beat the nuggets on sunday. it equals the best-ever start to the nba season. >> there have been great teams in the history of the nba. michael jordan l.a. lakers and boston celtic side come to mind while the golden state warriors could be mentioned in the same breath of those teams. sunday's victory over the denver nuggets was their 15th in a row. matching the best-ever start to the nba season. in front of the home stands the
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denver nuggets did their best to keep pace with the warriors. but they ran out very comfortable 118 to 105 winners. the victory number 15 makes them just the third team in history to achieve defeat. well, steph curry and friends are certainly in good company. the washington capital who played in the forerunner to the nba won their first 15 games back in season 1948-49. the houston rockets repeated defeat in 1993-94, and now we have the warriors. but golden state are the first defending champions to go 15-0. >> the game we try to play is try to get it done. kind of weird to celebrate. >> next up for the reigning mvp and his golden state teammates are the l.a. lakers on tuesday. if they win that the warriors
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will hold the record outright and will be well on their way to being one of the greatest sides in nba history. al jazeera. >> afghanistan has few sports but they're training for the women's cycling team. they hope to compete on the international stage in a few years. jennifer glasse reports. >> first, they have to learn the basics. on this day it's learning to ride as a team. in a line close enough to each other so that the rider behind can take advantage of the slip stream. they used to cycle as a child in iran. six years after she moved to afghanistan she saw another girl on a bike and started riding again. even here in more progressive part of the country there were
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objections. >> they say shame for women to ride bikes. shame for cycling. >> what do you do about that? >> we talk with mullah. we say if you know there is no problem between man and woman. if we know can ride bikes, then woman is also--there is no shame. >> she's now the team's trainer and mechanic. the club has six bicycles to share. new members have to bring their own. like sisters from one of the poorest neighborhoods. >> i went to the market to do some shopping. i saw a little girl riding a bicycle, and after that i begged my father to get me one.
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>> their father bought one bike and then borrowed money to buy a second so both daughters could ride. the bikes cost about $100, a month's salary here. but the family thinks it's worth it. the team shares the road with traffic and more traditional forms of transport. >> when you're returning look both ways. when there are no cars then you can turn. >> the team won't be able to train outside for much longer. pretty soon it will be too cold and icy to ride on the road. they're looking for the indoor space to keep cycling all winter. they're hoping to use the local gym to get ready for the next competition in march. she allows anyone with a bicycle, boy, girl, man, woman, to compete. they want to do well to prove that women's sports has a place here. al jazeera, afghanistan. >> now, singing in front of an audience is terrifying for most of us.
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let alone a seven-year-old who sang the australian national anthem at a baseball game inned a late. see if you can tell why this version has become an international hit. [singing] >> well, he hiccups his way to the amusement to the players and the crowd. [singing] [ hiccupping while singing ] >> incredibly he got through the entire performance to a rousing applause. it has been viewed 800,000 times and it's been only viewed that many times in the office today. >> bless him. bless him. poor thing. so many things, indeed. that's it from us in doha. lauren taylor is standing by
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