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turkey shoots down a russian war plane claiming it coughed into its airspace for 17 seconds. -- crossed into its airspace for 17 seconds. hello. with the world news from al jazeera. vladimir putin accuses turkey of being accomplices of terrorist. a state of emergency are killed in tunisia. protests in chicago after police video is released showing a white officer killing a black teenager.
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russia's vladimir putin has accused turkey of a stab in the back after it shot down a russian war plane. military has released radar showing the flight path of two russian jets that were bombing targets in northern syria. turkey said they were warned ten times not to enter occur tissue airspace. they say they ignored the warnings flying into turkish territory for seven seconds. that's disputed by russia. the second jet was downed by a missile fired from the f. in a moment we will get the report, but more from turkey on the downing of the russian jet >> reporter: russian fighter jet on fire and crashing. president vladimir putin says it was downed by an air to air missile fired by a turkish f16.
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the two pea lots ejected and crashed in an air in latakia under rebel control. deputy commander of the turk man brigade said his fighters shot the pilots as they par chuted to the ground. >> translation: after the russian plane dropped its bomb, it turned around from the you are turkish side and it was hit by turkish air plans. the pilots were dead when we took them. our come raids shot at them in the air and they were dead when they both hit the ground. they all dated into the air >> reporter: video posted by an armed group shows the body of one of the pilots. turkish leaders say the action was legitimate. we always used to worn russian about breaching our
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borders. >> reporter: syrian rebels say a russian hell cop tar which was looking for the missing pilot was dress destroyed. the state news agency says turkey has shown its support of terrorism by shooting down the russian plane. russia has stepped up air strikes in syria. turkey shares a long border with syria and has said bashar al-assad has no role to play in the future. the growing divide between turkey and russia under mines international push to find a way out of syria's ongoing war. >> reporter: it was the angry language of betrayal meeting with the king in turkey. vladimir putin says he shot it down and it was a stab in the back. >> translation: instead of contacting us immediately they
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contacted their partners. >> reporter: russia defense minister strew says it is not true that the souk 24 was in airspace or it was warned by turkish jets. >> translation: there were no attempts on the part of the turkish jet to communicate or maintain visual contact with the pilots. a rocket hit the plane over syrian territory. where the plane fell was 4 kilometer away from the border. >> reporter: foreign minister sir way levy rove-- sir gay levy on rove-- lavrov advised russians that it was unsafe for them to travel to occur key, one of their favourite tourist destinations. a military of response of sorts too. a russian warship is being sent to the latakia coastline and cooperation with turkey's armed forces have stopped. worries of hostilitys are being
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down played. >> translation: we don't think it will lead to more un rerest russia wouldn't be interested in that. >> reporter: russia may well look for more ways to retaliate, possibly rafting up the air campaign against turkey's favoured armed groups in syria. until now russia's air campaign had been going fairly smoothly. no longer. it's just suffered its first combat fatalities lost an expensive war plane and a helicopter. for that to have happened solely at the hands of i.s.i.l. or other rebels would have been considered an acceptable cost of war, but it didn't. it was inflicted by a country that russia says it treated as a friend u.s. president obama says turkey has a right to defend its airspace but he is also calling for calm. in a phone call to the
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president, obama called for a deescalation of tensions. >> reporter: in the aftermath of turkey's shoot down of the russian aircraft allegedly over turkish airspace, president obama has been busy pushing diplomatic answer. were francois hollande both of them talking about the need to deescalate the conflict. obama to meet to with vladimir putin on thursday. in the meantime, speaking by phone with his counterpart. he says that the u.s. and nato support turkey's right to defend its sovereignty. also agreed on the importance of deescalating any conflict between russia and turkey which is, after all, an nato member a state of emergency has been declared in tunisia after an attack on a bus. at least 12 people were killed. the president says his country
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is at war with what he called terrorists. >> reporter: the remains of the presidential bus hit right in the heart of the city. it was picking up officers at a bus stop when the explosion happened. on one of the capital's streets it was why commuters at the time. the president called it an act of terror and imposed a state of emergency. >> translation: after consulting with the prime minister and head of parliament i would like to declare a state of emergency extending for 30 days as per the law. secondly, there is a curfew imposed across the country starting from 9 this evening until tomorrow morning at 5. >> reporter: it is still recovering from two attacks on tourists this year. security forces were criticised they for not responding quickly.
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i.s.i.l. claim responsibility for those attacks. according to the government, there are around 3,000 people fighting in iraq, syria and libya. there are also armed groups in the country linked to al-qaeda. the state of emergency gives the security forces additional powers to make arrests and stop people from protesting as well as restrictions on media coverage. there was already additional security in major cities and strategic areas on the border, but they were unable to prevent this latest attack gps tracking has shown the man police say organised the paris attacks returned to the scene after the swat teams had arrived. mobile phone data places abdel hamid abaaoud where the siege was underway. the full-scale security alert that has lasted four days in brussels is coming to an end.
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it was imposed because the government feared there was an imminent threat of attack. schools in the capital and the metro rail system were reopened on wednesday. there have been protests in chicago after police released a squad car video showing a white officer killing a black teenager. >> reporter: these are the final moments of 17-year-old. he was walking down a chicago street followed by police. a suspect. police say he was armed with a small knife. an officer opens fire and he falls to the ground. after that moment he was shot again and again. for a total of 16 times. the release of these pictures was delayed for a month amid fears of a back lash. i understand that the people will be upset and will want to protest when they see this video. but i would like to you can co the comments of the mcdonald
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family. they have asked for calm and for those who choose to speak out, to do it peacefully. >> reporter: chicago policeman who shot the tunneling ager-- teenager has been charged with murder. the officer was stripped of his police powers immediately. as we all know, today he was charged with first degree murder by the state's attorney. as a result, he has been put into a no pay status. >> reporter: hundreds of people came to the streets of chicago to protest against the killing. they're calling for an end for the use of lutistsal force of the police mainly used by young black men people have a right to free speech but not a right to commit criminal acts. >> reporter: the police have paid millions of dollars in settlements in relation to
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police station misconduct. the mcdonald have been offered money before the case was even filed. police using lutistsal force against black have come under scrutiny. this has continued for nearly ten days. 24-year-old, another black man was shot and pilled by police. the officers involved have been sent on leave. the family want the video to be released, but the authorities say the release would affect the ongoing investigation. if relations get furs strained, people now have another reason to renew calls for a review of use of lutistsal de did - lethal force of the police we will take a look at the culture of brazil with violence again woman and what's being done to help them. >> reporter: in sitser lands where a-- switzerland.
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welcome back. a reminder of the top stories. world leaders are calling for calm after turkey shot down a russian fighter jet. turkey said the jet violated its airspace. russian denies that. vladimir putin says turkey is accomplices of terrorists. a state of emergency in tunisia on a bus.
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at least 12 people were killed and 20 others wounded in the attack. there have been protests in chicago after police released a squad car video showing a police officer killing a black teenager. the police officer has been charged with murder. more on our top story now. nato have expressed support for turkey, which is a member of the alliance. it is the first time that an nato official has publicly acknowledged shooting down a russian plane. we stand in solidarity with turkey and support their intelligence of their nato ally turkey. we will continue to follow the developments on the south-eastern borders of nato very closely. i look forward to further contacts between the parties and i call for calm and deescalation
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the russian war plane came down in an area of syria controlled by turk man rebels who shot at the pilots as they par chuted to the ground. who are they? they have lived in the region for hundreds of years dating back to the 11th century. estimates of how many turk men there are vary from one and a half million to three million. they were the first to take up arms. they look to turkey for support and protection. we spoke to a professor' university of michigan for turkey's motives for shooting down the plane. turkey would like to establish a sphere of influence inside syria, a no go zone where only turkey will execute power. the ethnic group which is related to the turks is part of that projected sphere of
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influence. i think part of what's going on here is that turkey is now asserting its right to that sphere of influence in syria people living in crimea have been without a reliable power source for three days. electricity lines supplying the region from ukraine with blown up over the weekend emergency supplies are needed in crimea. people have had no power for days making it difficult to stay warm and to cook. >> translation: the problem is that the town has no gas supply. electric ovens are not working. that's why there are many requests for aid. >> reporter: russia and crimea, people here now have to rely on the russian government. >> translation: the situation is hard, but i want to say a big thank you to russia and the emergency ministry workers who came over. they are organising things very
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well. >> reporter: four pylons which deliver electricity to the country were blown up on saturday night. the energy minister says engineers have tried to repair the lines. but they are stopped from getting to the site. >> translation: we clearly understand that any territory without electricity is at risk of possible humanitarian issues. let's say a crisis. that's why i have already talked about this and will not say anything new. i am sure that in order to bring this territory back to ukraine we must respect these people. >> reporter: leaders have also orders a halt of delivery of goods to crimea. both countries have already p banned flights by each other's airlines. russia is in the process of laying under ground cabling.
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that is not expected for finished for another five years. it may all be fun and games for the kids, but the reality is that the region's two million people are mostly powerless having to survive on mobile generates as winter sets in dpozs of din keys have landed on the greek island of lesbos. two thousand people arrived on tuesday alone. crossing is more dangerous with the weather. brazil has one of the highest rates of violence again women in the world. the community is organising to stop the abuse. >> reporter: a man chases his wife at gunpoint and kills her at point blank range. this is brazil where violence against women is the fifth
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highest in the world and this is the capital. this woman says her nice and gen tell partner turned into a monster beating her including when she was pregnant. >> translation: i felt like rubbish, like an insept or worse than that. i was thinking that it was my foment. >> reporter: the region has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in the area >> reporter: victims says there's a culture of violence against women, they believe women are their property. >> translation: the typical brasian male believes the woman is his object. he doesn't accept being cheated on or being broken up with. he reacts with violence >> reporter: that is beginning to change. it takes only four seconds to activate a panic button. police and council agents receive the alarm on smart
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phones. agents here hear the alarms. voices are heard through the panic button and recorded here as rescuers are on their way to save victims. the national institute for preventive technology created the buttons. >> translation: a woman who is going to save the aaggression, doesn't have time to call and answer questions. rescue now is between three and ten minutes. >> reporter: 2013, 11 mean have been detained after devices have been reacted. >> translation: this has been a life change experience. with the button i know i can pretty it and someone will help me in four or five minutes. >> reporter: only 10 women who have a judicial restrictive measures can register to obtain the panic button. 23 have already used it and
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there are more than 600 women who now qualify and are waiting for their turn. there are thousands of brazilian women who are still living in fear shall foreign ministers from latin american companies have held a summit to decides the cuban migrant crisis. thousands of cubans attempted to reach the u.s. are stranded on the border. there has been a rise in cubans leaving the island since the government normalised relations with the u.s. many fear that the policy that allow them to enter the country without a visa could soon end. hundreds of people in haiti have taken to the street to owe test the presidential elections. there was no clear winner and a run-off vote will be head in december.
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people accuse the government party in power of rigging the vote. the immediate of the catholic church is on his way to kenya for his maiden trip to francis. he will also visit uganda and the central african republic. he is going to promote a mass of unity. >> reporter: these catholics have been waiting a long time to see their pope. he is due to meet political and religious leaders from all faiths. we are talking of inter religious dialogue, and so when we see the holy father being able to kind of encounter the heads of all these other regions and the denominations, i think for me it is something that is very powerful. >> reporter: the pope's visit
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ass as security forces across the continent grapple with groups taking attacks. there have been attacks in various areas. in northern kenya 148 people were killed, many of them were students. assailants target non-muslims, but muslims have complained of attacks. they border very close to telling people now we cannot live together any more and as a country, an as people, that we have no other place to go to. >> reporter: this is where the pope will celebrate his biggest attending. an estimated 200,000 people are expected on this ground for the special gathering. more in streets around here watching on big screens.
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the pope will mostly be talking about peace, acceptance and reconciliation, a message that he is taking to many other places across the world. from kenya, pope francis is due to travel to uganda and end his trip in central african republic where christian and muslim groups have been fighting since 2013. there is concern about his safety if he came from the french authority that have - they told him we cannot guarantee your safety. it means a lot. it tells the pope that, look, must as you preach the peace and lovp of god, there are things that will be above our control. >> reporter: throughout his trip the pope is expected to talk about climate change, a subject he is passionate about. kenyans here came to hear his thoughts on governance. many countries are riddled with
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corruption, . his message is highly awaited the bgam bian president has banned female genital mutilation branding it outdated and not a requirement of the islamic religion. parents and village elders have been warned to stop the procedure on girls or face harsh penalties. the world health organisation estimates that more than 125 million women around the world have undergone the practice. a teenager has died of ebola in lyberia, the first death from the virus in july. he died in a hospital in the capital where his brother and father are being treated. more than 11,000 people have died from the virus since the outbrock began in west africa in march last year. it's a hundred years to the day
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since albert einstein revolutionised our understanding of aggravate, light-- gravity, light and some time. he paved the way for technologies such as satellites and smart phones. our correspondent. >> reporter: einstein's theory of general relativity came 10 years after his more limited but now more famous e equals mc squared. it added the force of gravity to the equation and predicted how it can bend light and alter the passage of time. this has been widely observed by space micro scopes. more of the universe is full of dark matters. it will not be enough to produce that distortion. you need extra mass that you cannot see. that mass is called dark matter
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and the dark matter comes because of einstein predicted this effect and thanks to that we can quantify how much dark matter there is in the universe. >> reporter: his equations are also the basis of global positioning technology found in smart phones and used widely for navigation. the einstein museum houses other technologies he help develop including this compass still used on ships. the equations presented by einstein in 1915 changed noefr our understanding of the physical world, from the effect of gravity on lights and the passing of time to the existence of black holes. it was also the beginning of a period that would see him become a super star, one of the most well-known theirs of the-- thinkers of the 20th century. einstein cam pained nuclear
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weapons. those were topics which really moved many people automatic over the world and he had the crediblity, he had the pop star looks, also his personality. i don't think that he intended to be a pop star, but he really fitted perfectly well into this need for a pop star. >> reporter: einstein's theories also have a philosophical side, one he often expressed in the tens of thousands of personal letters he wrote. everybody realised that the things we do every single day are a permanent part of the universe from that moment on, i think people would treat everybody better and making sure that they were making a mark on the universe that they were proud of instead of embarrass them. >> reporter: einstein challenged that people try to
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understand the things of the day. the important thing is to never stop questioning a quick reminder. you can keep amounted with all the news on our website. there it is on your screen. the address anytime you're 16 years old and say i'm better off dead than alive, that's how it is. >> no mother should ever have to bury their child. >> the caskets unfortunately are getting smaller and smaller. >> there are young people thirsty for change. >> can we fix this? >> yeah, we can. will we? welcome to a special edition of "america tonight." i'm sarah hoye.


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