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"talk to al jazeera". monday, 6:00 eastern. only on al jazeera america. announcer: this is al jazeera. welcome to the newshour, live from al jazeera headquarters in doha. coming up, opposition forces make advances in aleppo, we have the latest on the fighting there. >> softening the rhetoric. the turkish president expresses sadness a warm welcome for the pope in uganda, the second leg of his tour. re look at the red button
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issues - homophobia and sexual abuse of young people at the equivalent of one case every hour welcome to the programme. fighters opposed it the syrian government say they have retaken 15 villages in the province of aleppo. they say in the latest push they killed 40 soldiers and other fighters. the armed group, al nusra front released this video caused by artillery. aleppo has been a key battle ground between the army and various groups. strategically it was important. the city of aleppo, 300 kmentrd are north of damascus
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damascus, s one of the oldest and syria's oldest industrial hub. we'll get more from hashem ahelbarra: they have take the villages. what can you tell us. >> everyone has been marred and they were out gunned by the syrian government, which is why they lost territory over the last knew months. >> they are stopped by a military commandier. they recaptured areas. >> if they have taken the villages would they intend on going after the city of aleppo?
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the problem face the is where they've been able to control areas, they've never been able to take on the government in you're can centers. with places like rehabilitation re and idlib. they've never been able to take on gains. they have more people that don't have advanced weapons. le sometimes they take areas that takes hours. they back over the security of the government. they are not able to hold major areas. this was about making symbolic gains, rather than controlling the urban centers.
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>> while the fighting continues in syria, of the president recep tayyip erdogan spoke about the battle against i.s.i.l. >> translation: there's no differences between the ipg, the bashar al-assad and i.s.i.l. organizations. they commit crimes against humanity. we went to the syria because they invited us. if someone killses 100,000 people, are you obliged to accept their invitation. >> how do you think the comments will go down, in the broader region? >> syria has been a divisive issue for several years. that has not changed at all. turkey's response is simply. the core problem is the bashar
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al-assad regime. 90% of those killed have been at the hands of the bashar al-assad regime. they are a problem to the region. there was no i.s.i.s. in syria prior to the crackdown of the syrian regime. it's important to know that turkey believes it's been taken for granted. they hold the most syrian refugees. it bore the brunt of the crisis, and feels that its foys is not listeneded to. it's something that that is translated through the past few weeks through the messages.
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>> in the speech, mr rerd expressed remorse for the shooting down of the russian plane. >> the incident saddens us, we would never have wanted this to happen, it's not possible for us to treat violations as visits from guests. guests go to a place when they are invited. we hope this is not repeated, we are never on the side of pain and suffering. and all we seek is peace and pros ferty. >> that -- prosperity. >> that was not the apology that moscow was looking for. if it wasn't an apology, it was a stance. if it is that, what is he trying to achieve. >> it's an attempt to change the
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decision. the own us is on russia to apologies for violating space. it's believed that it was time, according to him. that russian aircraft violated the air spice. turkey was unaway. they knew there was an unidentified plane. giving the warnings, and it was shot down. turkey doesn't want the relationship to suffer any more, particularly when you consider the personae around the kremlin and the macho image presented. that is something that recep tayyip erdogan has similarities to as well. that's why it's approving difficult to deeskaleate the
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situation because of the image presented by the turkish got. they'll take their sayingses towards turkey. they made a quit to meet vladimir putin when they arrive in paris. whether the meeting will take place. it may be an attempt to change things, to try to find common ground. so far it's only been in one direction until now a prominent pro-kurdish lawyer accused of supporting rebels was kid. he was shot whilst making a press statement in the kurdish city. he was detained for saying that the p.k.k. is not a terrorist organization. prosecutors were taking more
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than 7 years in prison. a curfew has been impressed in the city. >> the saudi-led coalition carried out strikes. they were smuggling supplies? houthi rebels. >> this is the first time the coalition carried out such strikes. our correspondent with more. >> eight raids have been carried outed, targetting a number. those, carrying arms, armunition and fuel. the smugglers are alleged to be indian and asian sailors, from a long strip stretching 200km. the yemeni army has not been able to maintain supervision there. the saudi-led coalition gave
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warnings to the vote. about 12km away are all facilities where the majority of production is exported from. it's an area where the houthi rebels alongside fighters have been trying to control since the start of the conflict. there are reports that mercenaries are fighting along with the houthi rebels along the boarder with saudi arabia. they arrested 850 fighters. >> reporter: gunmen attacked a base in northern mali killing two piece keepers. mortar shells were used to attack the compound. in 2012 northern maori took over. violence has continued. guinea has about 850 soldiers serving as u.n. peacekeepers in mali. we spoke to oliver.
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the spokesperson and deputy director of communications. he said the attack is an end to the peace agreement that the government signed in june. snoop it's part of the peace process months ago. we are in the implementation phase, we know that some forces don't want peace to happen, our job is to make it happen. wirl do everything so it happens. >> several thousand gathered. the pontiff arrive the for the second stage of a tour. earlier he celebrated mass for christians. he used his address on the issue
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of population many ugandans want smaller families, for catholics that poses a dilemma. malcolm webb has this report. >> reporter: many. women here on average. they'll have six children. this woman has eight, and comes because she doesn't want any more. >> translation: my husband duds are does not have a job, we have no way to earn money, we struggle to afford the needs of our children. she and her husband agreed they
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should undergo sterilisation at this clinic. people that come to the health center should get free condoms and health. people here are waiting for implants for sterilisation procedures. a third of women in uganda, their partners, hughes contraception. the catholic church says it's wrong. the position on contraception and that of the catholic church is controversial. the official teaching is natural methods should be used. this bishop defends natural contraception. it's more complicated. demanding more care and knowledge of the body. it is much more respectful of, indeed, the gift of life. experts say increasing access to family planning is crucial.
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if that does not happen. >> future generations could be trapped in poverty. the population has to be healthy, skilled. sufficiently educated. if the population grows, then those conditions cannot be met. >> rose struggles. she struggles to afford school fees for her children. let alone for more. opting for sterilisation was a tough decision. traditionally people honour big families. she is one of 14 catholics. she comes to this church every week. her faith means a lot to her. she had to reject what the church says about family church says about family planning, and she can't cope with more mouths to feed. the leader. malcolm joins us from
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kampala. the pope not shying away from the big issues, but there are other issues. what can you say to keep them happy and content? >> one of the issues this people have been talking about a lot is the issue of rights for gay people. it was highly controversial legislation tabled here in twin. originally it suggested the death penalty for homosexual acts. this as the penalties were reduced. it was passed in an over turn last year following pressure from donnours and the banks. it hasn't been talked about since, but there's a law saying homosexuality is illegal.
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it's not enforced. but the furore around the comments by the christian evangelical leaders accused hoax moemo phobia. gay rights have written and requested an audience with the pope. it's unlikely that pope francis would say anything to alien sit what is a large and conservative audience in uganda. we can expect him to put forward the message of tolerance and reconciliation. the activists, their line is it's part of society. it's part of how the country operates. is that a fair reading of what goes on? >> well recollects you cannedan
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society is conservative. in many ways people accept a lot inform every day lives. there are worth for homosexuality, it disproves the argument that it's a western import. that it is something around and there are people living in all communities for a long time. it's whipped up a lot of frenzy. for people that are gay. on the other hand, in practice, it's quite a tolerant society here as well.
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>> thank you the leader of the coptic church is in israel. stephanie dekker is in east jerusalem with the latest on that visit. >> the coptic church is scene to tres this is an extraordinarily visit. he was a personal friend of the arch visit. and the passion he held in the holy land. this is why he is here paying respects. the church says that he will not visit any officials here. they'll fish the funeral and return to europe. they know the sensitivity of the issue. that's the message. it has not changed from the late
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pope, when israel signed the peace accords. that is the case. they do not want it seen as a change in policy. in an extraordinary visit. once it is done, he will return. >> stephanie dekker reporting. stay with us on the newshour. still to come - some of those that planned the attacks in paris is based in belgium. we look at the accusation that the country is failing to tackle radicalisation. >> plus, a gunman kills three people in a shooting at a planned parenthood clinic and the davis cup title. sanaa here with the latest.
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. >> the president francis hollande is appealing for wider support. >> please allow me to thank the countries that provided support. i hope the house of commons will meet the request of david cameron. >> i have in mind germany. angela merkel will make support for necessary actions. >> the search for those responsible is ongoing. belgium police charge a sixth person. questions are arrived about whether local politics in belgium is getting in the way of national and european security. >> armoured personnel carriers
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on the streets of brussels. a scare at a mosque when powder in a letter turned out to be harmless, mean extra work for the police. >> incidents like this is a reminder of the demand an community service. for many, there has been a problem. for this city there's six police forces in molenbeek, the district where some of the attackers lived. everyone is aware of threats. the woman who has been mayor for the last three years says it's not fair to blame local police with limited budgets. >> we didn't do enough to cite the phenomon are none of radicalization. the state security and police didn't pay enough attention to do enough. >> adding to the complexity is
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the unique setup. >> this is belgium's national parliament. it's one of five in brussels. there's one for the dutch speaking region flanders, one for the french-speaking community and one for brussels. >> some nationalists that want belgium to split into two parts want the french speaking part to split. >> this journalist says it's not fair. flanneders has not put its money in brussels, and at the same time the problems go and grow. it's another strange situations. 5 krms from leer, from -- 5km from here, from molenbeek. you can't say we are not responsible. it is a country, it is part of us. >> for the opposition greens, part of the prop is lack of
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integration from communities, and they are calling for better security. >> these people were known, known in belgium by different biosecurity forces, but the data - we didn't have the manpower to analyse the data. and there's difficulties getting the service from one area to another. >> the threat has been lowered. but it may be finger pointing and action. >> a suicide bomber targeted a senior member in kabul. no group has claimed responsibility, but taliban fighters are suspected a shooting at a birth control clinic in the u.s. states of colorado killed three, including a police officer. nine others were wounded before
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the aspect vondered. the met -- surrendered the the motive is unclear. >> the perpetrator is in custody. >> reporter: that marked the stand off between a gunman and police at a planned parenthood. three people had kid. -- had died. >> unfortunately with the tragic situation, we have to confirm we have two civilian casualties on scene, and the death of a police officer. >> reporter: that officer has been identified as 44-year-old gareth swisse, a six year veteran from the university of colorado springs police department. just before noon police responded after an emergency call that shots were fired in a clinic. >> a white male with a type of
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long gun was described. officials determined it was a rifle. the picture brought several bags. some were left outside, others brought into the building. it was a normal business day, with staff and patients inside. relatives came to the scene to check on family inside. >> i heard some shots, you know, the people shooting for sure. >> reporter: you heard thaxed. >> on the phone. i was talking to my sister over the phone. she couldn't really talk. i heard somebody was shooting. >> reporter: after exchanging fire police say officers convinced the gunman to surrender. >> we had officers said the building and they were able to shout to the suspect and make communication with him. at that point they were able to get him to surrender and he was
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custody. police still do not know why the suspect chose to attack the planned parenthood center now a new poll suggests support for republicans for donald trump dropped by 12 in a week. following controversial comments by donald trump, including his mocking of a new york times reporter who is disabled. it's the biggest poll drop since the month of july. >> brazil's environment minister says the government is planning to sue the owners of a mine for a dam burst. the company will be asked to pay $5 billion in damages. it dumped toxic waste into a river time for the weather and here is everton. >> not too much to be grateful.
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there has been heavy rain across texas. look at the long line of cloud out of the south-west, right into new england and beyond. that's an active weather system singing further south-east very slowly. you see the cold front responsible for the rain. colder air to the north, milder to the south. in dallas, 87mm of rain in the course of 24 hours. it caused major problems, a number of rescues had to be undertaken and we had reports of someone washed away. >> in the cold air, it's about the snow. white out conditions. blizzards in nebraska. we see tricky travelling weather. the snow will continue to make its way, pushing into the milder air. turning to rain and easing
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eastwards as we go on into sunday. that will nunch its way back -- nudge its way back northwards. up to illinois, seeing some of that snow fall. the heaviest rain by that stage could see flooding towards georgia and the carolinas. still to come on the newshour. coming to you live from doha. harsh conditions fleeing refugee into europe president obama heading to paris with a plan to cut carbon emissions. not everyone back home is on board. i'm kristen saloomey in western virginia, where there's strong opposition. >> in sports news. a north korean weight lifter gives a less on on how to persist after failure. more when we come back.
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welcome. if you are just joining us, this is the al jazeera newshour. groups fighting the syrian government seize several villages, claiming to have killed 40 soldiers. and al nusra front says it has inflicted major losses on government forces. >> turkey's president defended actions in syria, and said the bashar al-assad regime, i.s.i.l. and kurdish group y.p.g. are the same. he quotes sadness over the downing of a fighter plane.
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tens of thousands gathered at a stadium in the capital city kampala. he celebrated mass at a shrine honouring a group of christians. >> back to the top stories. gay right activists urged the pope to address the issue of homophobia. >> joining us is an l.g.b.t. advocate and a director at sexual minorities uganda. how do you reckon sill your suitabilitiy and faith in a country where your church doesn't like or want you. >> thank you very much. we are happy on the focus here. and are proud that the focus comes here. i would like to say it's
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charged. >> i am not questioning your faith in god, but what about your faith in the church. you will remember a few months ago there was a yerm yn bishop came out as being gay before a vatican gathering. the vatican was angry about that. how do you win the fight. >> it is difficult to win. if we say something about
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reconciliation. >> conversation reconciliation - is that translating into you getting a meeting with the pope? >> we did ask for a meeting. it was not able to happen but. but there may be a message of love, discrimination to the l.g.b.t. community. that's the message coming from the pope we have to leave it there. thank you very much the family members of the syrian boy whose drawn off the coast of turkey triggered an
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outcry are to be settled in canada. the aunt says the government has accepted her application to bring in the family. the original application was rejected leading the family to try to cross to greece. scoring of refugees arriving on the greek island of lesbos. despite the worsening weather conditions. more than 650,000 migrants and refugees reached the greek islands after crossing the agean from turkey, most flee war aand persecution. the massive army is erecting a fence on the border with greece, a popular route used by the refugees. it is similar to the one erected by hungry to keep out asylum seekers. a senior emergency coordinator for the u.n. refugee agency
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joins us on the line. alexandra, there is something of a combustible situation. explain to me what is going on. >> well, there has been an instance this morning, some time ago where the group that has been at the border, the iranian, moroccan, they started to throw stones at the macedonian police, and several police officers were injured. we don't now how daddt. i don't have the information. as a reaction, police started to use tear gas for a short while, to disperse the crowd. there's police and military along the border at the crossing
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point where the refugees and migrants crossed the border. for the time being the situations is calm, under chrome, and the fence is being -- under chrome, and the fence is being reinforced. >> officially macedonian soldiers are putting up the fence. u.n. officially they say they are not putting it up to keep people out. it can't be both of those things. what do you say it's doing? >> the government reassured that they will not stop the refugees that are ongoing. i can confirm for the time being, the group is still trng to pass the border. it is open for those three
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nationalities. they continue screening out the other nationalities, they are continually not allowed to enter the country. for the time being, in the last few hours, it had not had an impact on the floor of the refugees. >> not long ago the flow of refugees trying to get into that part of europe was huge. it was tens of thousands every couple of days. give me an idea of how many try to make that journey, and could you make the operation to keep them fed and watered and keep them well. >> we have seen the normal group arriving here we had a shot clock where we had 2, 500.
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they were rising from the greek island. win might be for some day. they are here on the ground providing hot meals. they have launched the winter appeal to ensure that financing is available. ensuring that those exposed to the elements we talked about stealing the borders following event in paris. is there a trickle down effect.
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are you seeing border controls, tightened where you are or down the road. literally down the road from where you are. are the people making the journey aware of that. >> information was passed on. we had quickly on the greek side askedway would happen. they had been alerted over facebook. there might be a change in the mission. so people were confronted about that. we had also, of course, we approach people on the
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consequences of the new prers and selection criteria, and we have other information to help them. knowing that the people are it desperate. they cannot apprehend because of the decision by the government. the government had been taking it not long ago. they were act cross and have family members a few days before them. >> thank you world leaders are gathering in paris. poorer countries are highlighting how they suffer from global warming. >> there has been protests around the world.
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>> one of the countries with more to lose with many others. a number of typhoons devastated the country in recent years. >> protesters shouted "climate action now." they'll contribute a billion. this was the seen in brisbane. protesters are demanding action from the government. >> u.s. president obama heading to the summit with a plan to put in place to reduce carbon emissions by 26% over the coming 16 years. back home, the plan is facing legal challenges for half of the u.s. state. >> cooum yip reports from western virginia.
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>> this is the fabrication. >> translation: machines that make coal mining equipment at phillips is quiet. they are down to a 4-day working week. >> reporter: they laid off two-thirds of a workforce. >> we used to do as man as 30. as you can see, we are not busy. >> she blames competition. president obama's power plant means to drastically reduce carbon emissions. when you take an axe to a problem. you tend to hurt whole segments of society. exactly west virginia. mining is deep routes on display. retired minors lead tours through a mine from the 1800s.
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he said coal companies are paying less in taxes, and that means less money in schools. >> if people think they are affecting bread and butter, would you fight back. >> west virginia gets 95% of power from coal. they are leading the fight. west virgin ya isn't alone. 27 states filed legal action to stop of the plan. >> experts say the united states karnt reach goals without tougher standards for the coal industry. >> the clean power plant is a single important piece of climate change.
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it seeks to tackle greenhouse gas from the power sector. democrats in coal states asked the president to do more to promote carbon capture, allowing for production. still using goal to preserve their way of life and the planet. kristen saloomey. west virginia during the gathering indonesia asks the world to help destroy the forests. fires destroyed sending toxic gas into the atmosphere. making it the fourth big et cetera gas producer. we sat with the indonesian president. >> reporter: fire in large parts of indonesia during the dry season, a disaster for the
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environment and millions of people who have to breathe toxic air for months. after international criticism over the fire, the president joko widodo decided to travel to paris to ask for help. >> translation: it was very difficult for us, because this year we face el nino, which made everything dry and hot. so the fire is travelling very fast. it goes into the peatland forest, it can burn game. in respect 29 planes and helicopter trying to douse the fires. they didn't have an effect al jazeera found on the ground that a lot of fires was caused by palm oil companies and paper and pulp companies. will you do law enforcement. >> there are 11 companies investigated.
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two are already declared suspect. 286 people are being investigated. 60 are suspects. low enforcement is important. but ri storing peat land also. >> there's a lot of ms managementment in the forest. >> what we will do is to have one policy. >> if we give a licence company, it will be clear who is responsible. it should be clear. there should not be any. >> leaders show up, giving licences to companies they are not allowed to give. >> we review all the old licences. if companies in concentration, we'll take away the licence.
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>> in year's fires cost indonesia more than 30 billion usd. it is hoped to contribute to indonesia's climate change fund. >> we have to have the same commitment, especially the large industrialized countries, who have a huge area. and the deflecting companies have to be given money to improve their environment. if no one cares about this, we cannot succeed. >> joko widodo did not make clear how much money indonesia needs. but with another year, many are skeptical the country will be ready to prevent a disaster now, to guatemala, where a case of sexual abuse against a minor reports every hour. the country has the second highest rate of murder. only el salvador is worse.
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the government takes some steps, rights groups say it's not enough. david mercer with more. >> beyond the steel door, a safe house for young victims of violence. all of the girls here have been sexually assaulted. some as young as 12. some have babies of their own. he can't show their faces and with the help of trusted psychologists are the girls able to talk about their past. >> it's hard to hear the stories, they arrive with no self-esteem and behavioural problems. they have lost their childhood because of this abuse. >> guatemala is one of the world's violent countries, a reality that young people cannot escape. every hour a child in guatemala
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is beaten and rape. 15 disappear. men turn up dead. some horribly disfigured. brutal acts in the country's history. >> a 36 year war ripped the country apart. leading a culture where violents is a way of life. now the challenge is to strengthen institutions and reinforce law. >> reporter: authorities stride to stop violence against women. a focussed approach leads to more arrests. more needs to be done. >> translation: we should not tolerate these things. we need to show congress that stricter laws are needed that we can protect kids and whoever hurts a child will go to gaol. >> u.n.i.c.e.f.'s child protection specialist believers
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guatemala has reached a crisis points. but it could make children's rights a priority, with help from the international community. >> the pressure could help the government. every day life normalized this. we need people from the outside to show that it's not normal. >> guatemala's attorney-general now wants to create specialized teams with procedures and investigators to fight crimes against children. for the vulnerable, such changes cannot happen soon enough you're watching the newshour coming to you live from doha. coming up, sana with the sport. including this one. rugby great has given a send off. details just ahead.
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as promised.
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time for sport news. day two of the davis cup final. day two. final between belgium and great britain. andy murray teams up with his brother. hoping to take great britain to the first cup since 1936. the world number two got britain on the border. belgium won the opening rubber. murray made short work. cruising to the first two sets 6-3, 6-2 before taking the third. belgium is appearing in the first final over 100 years, for the crucial doubles. >> it's a tough match. it's tough, never easy. just because of the way doubles is played.
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we can win the tie, obviously. there's no point us being here. cricket's first day-night match. between australia and new zealand. new pink coloured ball has not done much to help the batsmen. giving a first total 224. the aussies lost 6 for 62. they were dismissed for 224. 13 wickets fell. closing 116-5. give them the lead of 94 runs. a 3-day test is a real possibility. >> jonah loo u has been mourned at a traditional send you have. his wife and children were born
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by officials. the formal memorial will be held at eden parks. where thousands are expected to attend. he suffered from a rare kidney problems since 1995. >> spanish football, later on saturday. in an el clasico, for a fifth successive win, qualifying for the champions, scoring twice. his first goals since recovering from an injury. it's been linked with the big move. they pushed off talks to prays the form. >> i saw him in good shape. the same way we all saw him.
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he's far from being in a top shape. he doesn't need to be in top shape to make a difference. following the economics of a player. it needs more minutes to be back in shape. >> six matches to be played in the english premier league. manchester city hope to basket that last weekend, and the first or second as they face manchester united. a top of the table clash. jamie vardy is looking to score in an 11th successive match. he was already last year. a nasty player for us. provoking a penalty. then ir a great player.
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>> they have reached the final of the championship. the play off has finished the one off. >> the tapes are looking for goals. >> they'll meet hero shooema. deciding the title. jordan spieth is three shots off the lead. the world number one produced a shot of the day on the 17th hole. this eagle helped to run the 67, putting it overall. >> matthew jones leads at 10-under par. he was own broken and lost 95 to
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90. and lebron james. the hornets have not beaten a team including lebron james since the first time since he left the cavaliers. they continue, going 25 points and 11 rebounds. the next olympic games are 251 days away. and the female weight lifter displayed the termination. to the ground after the left hit. during the world lifting championships. despite being in pain, we returned to the clean and jerk. her fellow lifter helping her to the podium. very courageous. >> that will hurt in the morning. top of the hour.
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al jazeera america. opposition forces make advances in the syrian province of aleppo. we'll have the latest on the fighting there. hello, welcome i'm peter dolby, this is al jazeera live from doha. also ahead in the next 30 minutes. softening the rhetoric. turkey's president expresses sadness over the plane downing wish that it hadn't happened. >> hot button issues of contraception and homer


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