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opposition forces make advances in the syrian province of aleppo. we have the latest on the fighting there. this is live from dough. doha. also lady on the program-- ahead on the program. anti russian protests in turkey as the war of words over the downed russian jet heats up. the pope is uganda on the second leg of his africa tour. we a report from quoth where
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the rate of sexual-- guatemala where the says of sexual abuse is one case every hour. the syrian armed opposition says it is now in control of the city south of aleppo. 40 soldiers have been killed and their ally forces. the al-nusra group has shown this video to show the damage. more from our correspondent in southern turkey. what's happening there at the moment? how close are you to the fighting there? >> reporter: as you can see behind me, it is one of the mountains where there has been
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intense fighting between different syrian factions against the syrian army and there has been some explosions earlier today. apparently the syrian government is shutting those positions to reverse some of the gains. they have managed to control what you can see behind me. in aleppo i was talking to a top military commander who told me that this is a coordinated offensive against syrian government troops backed by iranians and also from hezbollah and iraq. he said in the past the syrian government managed to control 15 villages in the southern part of aleppo and that the rebels have retaken those areas and they're optimistic, they're coordinated, united, more weapons they're getting and it is a matter of
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time before they retake all of those areas how significant is this latest game by the opposition forces in terms of the larger conflict in syria. >> reporter: just to give you an idea, latakia behind me, the rebels managed in the past to launch a surprise attack and they retook some areas including the village a few mile from where i stand. then the government launched a counter offensive. it is more troops, soldiers that can control some areas. they have military bases and sort of pushed the rebels back. in the last two months the syrian cavity backed by-- government backed by different
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militias, pushed the rebels from areas particularly in aleppo. i was talking to many opposition syrian commanders and they said they suffered in the last few months to the concern they were concerned they might lose aleppo. now they are confident, they have more weapons, some of the units are reuniting, they are reuniting and they are now launching a counter offensive in aleppo. so they are now reversing some of the gains made by the government thank you for that in southern turkey. a dispute between russia and turkey over the downed russian jet near the syrian border. russia is now slapped sanctions on turkey, but president erdogan is warning russia not to "play with fire".
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>> reporter: strategic partners was how it was described syria and russia. the country's foreign ministers were speaking with one voice. >> translation: i.s.i.s. militants receive weapons and free passage. they don't have to use par chutes. they were receive medical help and weapons from turkey. turkey made the step to shoot down the russian jet because it supports and encourages those terrorists. >> reporter: they were meeting to discuss steps for pushing forward the vienna process. >> translation: we have agreed that the terrorist groups will be excluded from political dpoeshgss will be drafted. it needs to go enthusiasm the u.n. security council. it is clear that without it political peace talks between moderate opposition and the syrian government cannot take
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place. >> reporter: in southern russia there were military honors and the funeral. there was a marine who tried to kill the russian air crew downed. he and the pilot shot dead par chuting to the ground are viewed as heros. in turkey these people are calling them murderers, putin portrayed as a vam pire. >> translation: the day this incident happened i requested a meeting from him. i wanted to hold a telephone conversation with him, but he's not returned my calls yet. there's a claimant change summit in paris. we will meet there. >> reporter: for the moment the kremlin isn't answering. it is ramping up economic
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pressure it turkey. russian inspectors are finding hygiene and sanitary reasons for rejecting turkey produce. russia's bombing continues. these are some of the latest deadly strikes against samada, a town near the border with turkey gunmen have shot dead four policemen in the cairo you serb of geza. no-one has claimed responsibility for the attacks. the gunmen have attacked a base for u.n. peacekeepers in northern mali. a u.n. spokesman saying up to five rockets landed inside the compound. in 2012 northern mali was occupied by an armed group seeking to rule the region. a french led military operation drove out the fighters but
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violence has continued. over a million people have gathered in uganda at a shrine where the pope gave mass. he arrived there on friday and addressed the country's president and mps. gay rights activists have urged him to use his visit to address the issue of homophobia. many ewe began dans-- ugandans want to have smaller families. >> reporter: many of the women here have recently given birth. then they were referred to this family planning clinic. if they follow previous generations, they will each have more than six children.
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this woman already has eight. she has come here because she doesn't want anywhere. >> translation: my husband does not have a job. i have no way of earning money. we struggle to afford the basic needs of our children. even a place to live. >> reporter: so she and her husband have agreed she should undergo sterilisation at this clinic run by a charity. people who come here can get free condoms, pills or injections. the women here are waiting to go into that room for longer term solution like implants or sterilisation procedures. about a third of women here and their partners are using contraception. the catholic church says all these methods is wrong. pope francis is seen progressive on many issues, but his position on extra acceptings remains controversial. people should only use natural
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methods. this bishop has worked here since 1970s. he defends natural contraception. it is more complicated, it needs care and an understanding of one's body. it is respectful of the gift of life. >> reporter: as always, life on the streets of the capital, there's a government policy to try to slow the booming population. experts say increasing access to family planning is crucial. if that doesn't happen, they say future generations will stay trapped in poverty. for the population to be produceful, they have to be healthy skilled and educated. if the population grows uncolonelably or in an unplanned direction, then those conditions cannot be met. >> reporter: rose struggles to afford school fees for all her
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children let alone any more. the option for sterilisation was a tough decision. people value big families and she is one of 14 million catholics in uganda. she comes to this church every week. she has had to reject what the priests taught her about family planning. they won't help her pay for bills and she can't cope with any more mouths to feed live in the capital. malcolm, the pope arriving there with two very contentious issues being talked about. >> reporter: that's right. we're not expecting him to say anything highly controversial about contraception or about the gay rightss you mentioned earlier. pope francis doesn't preach very strong and controversial
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messages and he here he has been talking about unity and reconciliation, muslims and christians coming together for peace. we're not expecting him to say anything that is going to alienate his audience here. one thing we've been told he will be talking about and focusing on is young people, which there are many here. for several generations women have been having on average six or seven children. it is here where the young people are gathering. he won't be here for another three hours, but there's already thousands of people filling the grandstand, more and more coming in every my client. that shows how popular he is here, quite how excited people are. we've spoken to a lot of people here. a lot of them aren't actually members of the catholic church. they go to some evangelical or
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anglican church, but people are still very exited to see one of the most influential figures in the world thanks for that. we will take a quick break. when we come back. protests over the police shooting of a black man shut down the chicago's mag mile. the president speaks ahead of his appeal important help over forest fires of the paris climate change conference.
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welcome back. you're watching al jazeera. groups fighting the syrian government say they're now in control of a city south of aleppo. they say they have killed 40 soldiers anal lied proceed government forces there. major losses in fighting in the same area. russia applying for pressure on turkey. more sanctions are planned on turkey by russia which has not responded to turkey's request to meet to november 30. erdogan has warned russia not to play with fire. people in uganda at a shrine where the pope is celebrating a mass. he has been urged to address the issue of home homophobia.
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a shooting in colorado has produced three people killed. there's no continuing peril to the citizens here. >> reporter: that marked the end of a five-hour stand off between a gunman and police at a family planning clinic. three people had died. unfortunately, we have to confirm that we have two civilian casualties on the scene and we have the death of one police officer. >> reporter: that officer has now been identified as 44-year-old garret swayze. just before noon friday police responded to the planned parenthood building after an emergency call that shots were
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fired inside the clinic. it was a white male with a long gun. it has been determined it was a rifle. the suspect brought several bags with him to the scene. this was a normal business day at this clinic with staff and patients inside. relatives like this man came to the scene to check on family members inside. i heard some shots, people were shooting for sure. i heard from the phone because i was talking to my sister over the phone. she couldn't really talk. i heard that somebody was shooting. >> reporter: after exchanging fire, police say officers were able to convince the gunmen to surrender. we got officers inside and the officers were able to shout to the suspect and make communication with him and at that point they were able to get
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him to surrender and he was taken into custody. >> reporter: police say they don't know why this suspect chose to attack this center. jim hooley al jazeera thousands of people have been on the streets of chicago demanding major reforms to the city's police. a video was released showing the shooting death teenager by a white police officer. >> reporter: it was a show of strength and anger, on the busy shopping streets. hundreds of protestors demanding justice an change after the shooting. at the front veteran civil rights leader jesse jack son. why didn't they try to stop him. also they did not report what had happened.
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that's the culture, the code of silence that protect each other. it makes them less able to be credible. we need new police infrastructure and culture. >> reporter: video of his death was released the day the officer was charged with murder. that was this week. 13 months after the incident. demonstrators wanted to protest in front of the high-end stores in chicago. >> reporter: it is a sign of the deep-seated anger, that on a cold wet day there is normally a holiday for many, hundreds and hundreds of people have come out onto the street to demand change in the police services of chicago and the way that their complaints are being handled we want justice. simple as that. they're killing innocent people and they don't have to. that doesn't make sense for anybody. we are marring
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>> reporter: customers were turned away and staff trapped inside. losses for the stores in tens if thought hundreds of thousands of dollars we're going to stop the revenue which hurts dearly to the city and to the state to show them that this is going to hurt. >> reporter: in places managers tried to keep the doors open but had to admit defeat. the protests, loud angry and peaceful are the latest over the death of a black man at the hands of the police in the united states. it goes behind a show of political and economic strength say there will be more. the system has to be changed in the culture of policing in chicago and across america a new poll says the level of support among u.s. republicans for presidential hopeful donald
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trump has dropped by 12 points in less than a week. it follows a series of controversial comments by trump, including his mocking of a new york times reporter who is disabled. world leaders are gathering in paris on monday for the u.n. climate change conference. in the coming hours francois hollande is due to meet international environmentalists. it is seen as an opportunity to show how poor countries are suffering from the effects of comment change. chile is having its worst drought in one of the hottest periods in the last 100 years. the report says the main causes are not natural cycles but, rather, man made climate change. indonesia will ask the world to help restore its peat land forests at the conference of the fires dedestroyed million of
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hectares admitting 1.7 billion tonnes of carbon. this made it the fourth most producing green hhouse gas. >> reporter: fires in large parts of indonesia during this year's dry season. a disaster not only for the environment and the global climate but also to millions of people who had to breathe toxic air for months. after international criticism over the fires, the president has stupid to travel-- decided to travel to paris to ask for help. >> translation: it was very difficult for us because this year we face elnino which made everything fairly dry and hot. the fires travelled real fast. if this goes into peat land forest, they can burn four metres deep. we were trying to douse the
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fires. what we found on the ground was a lot of fires were actually caused by companies, but palm oil companies and by paper and pulp companies. what are you going to do about these companies? are you going to do strict law enforcement and punish them? >> reporter: there are 11 kilometres that are being investigated to. two are declared suspect. 286 people are being investigated. 60 are you suspects. low process is underway. law enforcement is important, but restoring peat land also. it's quite a mess. there's a lot of corruption and mismanagement in the forest. what are you going to do about that? >> translation: what we will do is if they have the policy, if they have licenced company to confront the importantest, it will be clear who is responsible. it should be clear there should not be left. how are you going to
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prevent local leaders, for example, to be corrupt and give licences to companies they're not allowed to give? >> translation: we will review all the old licences. if companies for different licence in conservation forests, we will take away the licences. this year's fires have cost the country more than 30 billion u.s. dollars. he hopes to convince countries to contribute to indonesia's climate change fund. >> translation: we all have to have the same commitment, especially the last industrialised countries who have huge issues. developing companies have to be given money to improve their environment. if nobody cares about this, we can not succeed. >> reporter: he did not make clear how much money it needs,
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but predicted in 2016 many are sceptical the country will be ready top prevent another disaster a food testing laboratory in india has found high levels of led in instant pasta produced by nestle. the samples had over double the permitted amount. just a day ago their noodles were returned. they say they're unaware of any techts being conducted on its products. >> translation: samples of pasta were collected in june. they were 5.9 parts per million against permissible 2.5. we are awaiting instructions in guatemala one case of sexual abuse against a minor is reported every single hour. it also has the second highest rate of child murder in the
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world. only neighbouring elsalvador is worse. rights group say the steps government has taken is not enough. >> reporter: behind the steel door and razor wire, a safe house for young victims of violence. all of the girls here have been sexually assaulted, some as young as 12. now some have babies of their own. we can't show their faces. only with the help of trusted psychologists are the girls able to talk about their past. >> translation: it is really hard to hear the girls' stories. they arrive here with no self-esteem and behavioural problems. many are depressed and have suicidal thoughts. they've lost their childhood because of this abuse. >> reporter: guatemala is one of the world's most violent countries. a reality that young people cannot escape. every hour a child in guatemala
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is beaten and raped and each day 15 children disappear. many turn up dead, some horribly disfigured. brutal acts deeply rooted in the country's history. >> reporter: a 36 year war ripped the society apart and left a culture where violence is an every day part of life. now the challenge is to strengthen institutions and reinforce the rule of law. >> reporter: over the past few years the authorities have tried to stop violence against children but while a more focused approach has led to more arrests and prosecutions, governments insist much more needs to be done. >> translation: we should not tolerate these kinds of things. we need to show congress that stricter laws are needed to defend children. we need to show that we can protect kids and whoever hurts a wild will go to jail. >> reporter: child specialists
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believe guatemala has reached a bad point where they need help from the international community. >> translation: international prsh could help the government and the people recognise the severity of this violence. every day life here has normalised us and we need people from the outside to show us that it's not normal, that children are murdered and sexually abused. >> reporter: guatemala's attorney-general wants to create specialized teams with dedicated prosecutors and investigators to fight crimes against children. for the country's most vulnerable, such changes cannot happen soon enough. david mercer in guatemala city the count down to christmas is well and truly underway, particularly in the australian capital canberra this year. it has broken the world record for the most lights on an artificial christmas tree. the 22 metre tree was clad in
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