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>> hello, welcome to the al jazeers hour. i'm jane in doha. coming up, russia's accused of bombing a marketplace in the syrian province of idlib. at least 44 people are killed. >> a moment of hope in burkina faso where people in one of the poorest countries vote for a new president. >> peaceful protests around the world turn violent in paris as people call for action on climate change ahead of a u.n.
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summit. all the sport, including great britain stand on the verge of ending their wait for a cup title as any murray leads what could be the decides match. the russian military in syria is blamed for an air strike that killed 44 people at a busy marketplace in idlib province. we have the latest. >> in yet another air strike in idlib, dozens more syrians are dead. in poorly equipped makeshift hospitals, medics struggle to deal with the casualties. this has become a part of life since the russian airstrikes began. opposition fighters accuse russia of carrying out this attack, as well. the syrian government and russia main that i understand their targets are what they call
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terrorists. activists say hundred was civilians including children have been killed in recent weeks of intense bombardment by russian jets in the syrian air force. it was the last city the government lost to rebels when they took over in may. syrian officials say it was captured by al-nusra front and despite losing control of most of the country, president bashar al assad and his allies insist he is vital to the fight against groups like isil. the syrian opposition, along with their western and gulf allies do not agree. calls have been repeated for assad to step down. >> today, the syrian people have a number of priorities. number one is bashar al assad must leave. the second is to uproot terrorism. we must take these matters into
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consideration while pondering on a diplomatic solution. >> the qatari government insists there is no future for bashar al assad in the future of syria and the italian government said there is the prospect of bashar al assad being part of a political transition but he is definitely not part of a future syria. >> while the political solution appears to be limited to discussions, on the ground, the assad government is finding it hard to regain control of areas it took. its air superiority held by russian airstrikes is no match for those who want to get rid of president bashar al assad. >> we have this update. >> the timing of the raid was the early hours in the morning when the marketplace was very busy. it was hit by two missiles in one raid, separated by 50 meters. it has left huge destruction and
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large number of people were killed and injured. it has been under opposition control since may and there is no presence of isil at all in this area. russian raids intensified on the northern parts of syria on many fronts which are heavily populated residential areas, housing all those displaced from aleppo. the people here medical staff of outraged by the russian strikes because they target civilian areas. their strikes did not target military positions with isil or daish or other armed groups, but targets civilians. >> russia is accused of killing more than 400 civilians in airstrikes. russia said it's hit 2,000 isil targets since it began its bombing campaign.
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the u.s. coalition has conducted nearly 3,000 strikes in the entire year, but the syrian government has done 42,000 airstrikes in just one year. al jazeera's senior political analyst joins me now in the studio. what's russia up to? >> you know, it sounded in the beginning that there's going to be this new approach to focus the attention and the strikes and the offensive against isil, but clearly, what russia is up to is prep propping up the assad regime, so statistically speaking, most of the focus of the russian involvement militarily in syria is for the time being in the western part of syria, which basically meant to solidify the regime's presence in its own territory. otherwise, if russia had any real interest in going after isil, it would have been bombarding more the north and the east. clearly also, jane, when one
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looks at all this bombardment going on between the french, the americans and the russians, you wonder why they haven't at least crippled isil and why isil is still able to manage all this territory and still send or inspire all this terrorist action around the world, so clearly, something is not working. >> not bin effective. what do you think is going on and is a strategy of rush clever on behalf of russia and the long term view here. >> there is two things, one on the ground clearly, reductions attempt to prep--prop up the assad regime is not working. in the last days when russia is killing civilians, the opposition is still gaining territories in assad's own strongholds, like in the western part of syria, the real stronghold of assad.
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the regime military is unable to regain territory it's lost with the russian help. more globally clearly what we have here is proxy war, full fledged in gear in syria with russia attacking certain positions of the opposition, propping up the assad regime while russia detractors propping up the opposition. so the real price is being paid by the syrian people. syria is now a broken country. isil remains what it is, despite those thousands of sortes against it. the assad regime with the russian help is not able truly to control its own stronghold, so we are at an impasse. politically speaking there isn't the real diplomatic effort to get a political solution underway although we heard all
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sorts of promise ins vienna. i think at the end of the day, the proxy war is in gear and the sir i can't be people paying the price. >> it's a disaster. thank you. >> thank you. >> turkey has recovered the body of a russian pilot. he was received at an airport. the turkish military shot down the pilot's fighter jet in disputed circumstances on tuesday. ankara refused to apologize for the incident, saying russia vital its air space. moscow placed economic sanctions on turkey in response. >> european leaders are expected to offer turkey $2.3 billion to limit the flow of refugees. leaders from 28 member states are meeting at a special summit in brussels. turkey is the major transit point for refugees trying to enter europe. ankara wants more financial assistance. it wants progression on its application to join the e.u. >> this e.u. turkey plan will
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for many reasons show while we will work for closely with turkey. if we think about the civil war in turkey and the fight against isil and illegal migration flows, a major part of the action plan will be how we can substitute illegal migration with legal migration. >> we are joined from brussels where e.u. he leaders are meeting. what is happening so far? what are we expecting? >> the leaders are almost all here now. he spoke to reporters saying that he was grateful to the 28e.u. leaders for offering his country a new beginning. what he means is the reopening of the process for turkey to join at some stage in the future the european union. now of course, that's his priority. the priority for many european union leaders is how to stop the flow of hundreds of thousands of
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desperate people from places like syria, fleeing what he was calling a proxy war, trying to get to a better life in europe, particularly making conditions better for them in turkey, which hosts 2.3 million syrians alone, letting them get an education, education system in turkey and lieuing them to enter the jobs. in return, as well as possible speeded up talking about on joining the european union, they are offering ankara $3.2 billion u.s. it is going to be very, very tough dealing. >> spring turned to summer and autumn to winter and still they haven't stopped through all weather on this miserable trip. the e.u. has all year been accused of doing too the to make the journey less dangerous.
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while the european leaders are full of sympathy what the body of a child washed up in belgium, for months, the main plan has been to stop refugees from coming at all. this is presented as an attempt to regain control. >> i think it is not a fair humanitarian solution to induce people to risk their lives and the lives of their children in crossing the mediterranean or going on the balkan route on the trek. i think you will have to offer perspective for legal entry into the european union, but at the same time improving the situation of refugees in turkey. >> this is the quarter of berlin known as little istanbul. germany has for years taken in turkish migrant workers. the deal means it may have to take in a lot more, as well as a sped up entry process into the u.e., turkey demands visa free access to europe for its 75 million people. suddenly for turkey, the refugee crisis is an opportunity. >> turkey has been trying to
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join the european union since before the berlin wall came down and for all that time, germany blocked it ocean that turkey's human rights record isn't good enough and yet suddenly all the talk of repression and abuses is vanishing on the wind because the european union wants to pay turkey to keep the refugees out. >> given how many european politicians describe the refugees as economic migrants, that sounds to some to be a highly hypocritical position for the european union to take. >> the european union is ready to give up human rights. its own values, why the european union actually exists and it is doing this on the backs of the most vulnerable people, the refugees. >> so more than $3 billion will
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be found and given to turkey for more camps and presumably more barbed wire, perhaps it will constitute a life for the refugees, perhaps not but clearly say europe's fences haven't worked, so they're pushing them even further towards syria and iraq. >> there are human rights activists extremely concerned about the idea of turkey getting all of this money at a time when they still have major concerns over the situation in turkey to do with political prisoners and also the peace process with the kurds. that's something that has been raised in the last hour or so by the e.u. foreign affairs chief. she said that there's a point they'll be pushing turkey on in terms of visa free access within the e.u. it's certainly on some people's minds. many governments though really are desperate for some kind of deal with turkey that will slow the flow of applying grants. as we were hearing. some governments prepared to slide, prepared to give more
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concessions to turkey if they will stop human trafficking, seriously, if they will do more for people from countries like syria to have a decent life in turkey rather than risk their lives to enter europe. >> i'm going to bring in elizabeth, the director of the migration policy institute. she joins me live via skype from brussels. good to have you with us. what do you think of this deal with turkey. is it going to work? >> i think there are hopes that it would at least slow if not reduce the number of arrives coming, but there are concerns how it would function in practice and how well it would function in practice and the compromises e.u. is making to create this one barrier to
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arrivals. >> it's a short term solution. there are many problems that have risen up ahead of this, con severance about the lack of transparency, where this money is really going to go? >> i think there are lots of concerns where the money is going to come from as well as how it will be spent and protect people. the other concern not focused on if you look at the draft conclusions from today, they talk about offering protection for syrian nationals within turkey and finding ways to return economic migrants. there's very little discussion about other nationality that is might be in need of protection and question marks over whether the turkish asylum system is capable of offering sufficient protection for those people. you may be creating a people where there are a number of people in limbo. there are question marks over whether some of the ideas encapsulated in that slowing down the flow on one hand and also affecting returns in the one region is even possible for those countries to do. >> if this works, do you think this effectively outsourcing could be rolled out and used on
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other countries, like jordan, for example. >> it's not a new idea for the european union to work with said countries and try to manage flows in what is termed as upstream, thinking upstream about migration management. it is one of the few countries with which there is a sufficiently strong cooperation that they can do this with and i think we really do have to work at the still quite serious concerns expressed about human rights in the country and the treatment of those people, but there are still some things missing from this agreement. one of those key things is we haven't seen much discussion in recent days of resettlement and whether the european union would be willing to also resettle people from turkey and from the region to the european union in a much more stable, helpful manner to compensate for the fact that we're asking the country to take on what is an
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extraordinary responsibility in this region. >> thank you. >> stay with us. still to come, building walls between people. we report on the impact of israel's separation barrier in the occupied west bank. >> it's all smiles, pope francis is greeted in central tricken republic. >> the seven year rain he is over with the new world heavyweight boxing champion. we'll have all the news in sport. >> people in burkina faso have been voting to choose a new leader. the ballot comes after a year of political turmoil during which the president was ousted. 14 candidates are running for president. nearly 7,000 are standing for parliament, but two front
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runners for president emerged and both have ties to the old regime. he left government to form the m.p.p. party in protest after plans to extend his rule. he is up against the leader of the liberal u.p.c. party and former finance minister. the former ruling party is barred from fielding a presidential candidate. al jazeera has the latest from the capital. >> this is a moment of hope and excitement for burkina faso, marking a return to democracy. it is has not known a civilian leader for 15 years. many people are also voting for the first time.
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past elections have been marked by low voter turnout and apathy with people feeling that there was no need to vote in elections they considered already won. 5.5 million people have registered to vote in 17,000 polling stations across the country. security has been tightened with 5,000 police officers and troops deployed across the country. there is electoral uncertainty, as no one knows who is going to win these elections. >> people are marching demanding environmental protection. protests turned ugly in the french capital. police used tear gas to control people protesting against climate change. the state of emergency declared since the november 13 attacks has made mass political protests illegal. earlier on sunday, there had been different protests. activists used thousands of pairs of empty shoes to represent absent marchers.
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>> in south carolina, greenhouse gases there are expected to be 81% more than in 1990. protestors demand urgent action from the government. >> more than 40,000 people gathered in sydney, marching in brisbane and other australian cities. >> protests are happening in london, as well. tens of thousands of people are marching. we are live in london. how is it going there, paul? >> well, the rain has held off unexpectedly, it was expected to be quite torrential here, but it's been dry, though windy. the crowd has come out in huge numbers. we don't have an official estimate, but one announcement that i just heard from the stage, which is about 600 meters in that direction behind me says that there are around 50,000 people that have turned out here in central london to make their feelings heard on the eave of
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the 21 conference in paris. it's quite striking, the variety of different causes which have come together under the one banner. we are looking at environmental concerns, we are looking at wildlife conservation charities, people who are protesting for example about fracking and about energy concerns that they have. there are unions here, as well as individuals, families and individuals, so and young and old of course. so what's been really striking is the breadth of the sentiments here. speakers have said that the opportunity was there for a landmark deal in paris and that the politicians attending the talks should take it. the pressure is on, the people here very keen that the politicians should be listening to the types of concerns these
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protestors have and we are in paris so you can see all the action from the streets around the world. a lot of pressure to do something this time. >> absolutely. here we are where hopefully the pressure being applied will take effect. the plenary halls where the big decisions will be made. the moment is not that busy, but tomorrow morning, it's going to be a completely different picture there. there will be thousands and thousands of delegates. 3,000 media representatives here throughout the course of the two weeks, but tomorrow, there will be double that. there will be 6,000 media representatives. it's stonishing. that's because the world leaders
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are pitching up in their droves tomorrow. >> final preparations are made, the finishing touches applied. it is a tradition in the world of diplomacy, this little corn of france becomes u.n. territory for the duration of the conference. it is indicative of how anticipated this event is, when the u.n. climate chief is pursued by the media throng just for going on a tour of the site. what can we expect. >> what is being finalized here in paris over the next two weeks is nothing than the second legally binding instrument under the convention that will then go into effect in 2020 once we are through with the coyote toe protocol. this is becoming at the beginning of the conference rather than the end in a bid to build momentum. lima, warsaw, doha, the infamous
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copenhagen in denmark. as a roll call of inaction and little progress. >> all the sign says there is no time to lose. from wildfires to cyclones, the effects are extreme weather are evident. oceans warming, seas are rising. the target is to stop temperatures increasing beyond two degrees celsius over preindustrial levels. beyond that, the effects could be globally catastrophic. a former nasa scientist has been warning of the dangers of climate change since the 1980's. >> what it amounts to is what it appears to, appears to be headed with no real global reductions in emissions, then our children and grandchildren will inherit a situation that is out of their control. the ocean will keep getting warmer. ice sheets will melt faster and
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faster, and our coastal cities will be doomed. >> nearly every country at the negotiations has put forward proposals on how they plan to keep emissions down. trouble is, they're not enough. >> the commitments leave us with three degrees warming over preindustrial times. just to give a sense of perspective, right now, we're at one degree. at one degree, we're already seeing the hottest year ever. last year was the hottest year ever, next year will also be very hot. we're seeing record storms, droughts, heat waves, and other freak weather events that scientists tell us are all about climate change. >> the challenges are enormous. the debate will be hard and furious over the coming days in the search for a united front against climate change. >> well, here we are looking at the civil society side of things again. we can speak to archbishop.
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you have your own message of support, backed by 1.7 million people. >> yes. i was heartened yesterday when the secretary of the conference came in and the german representatives to receive the message, the cries of many people throughout the continent from africa. we heard pilgrims walking from london. we've got others all over the world. the people are crying, the people are longing for a just agreement. >> from your patch, what kind of things did you see? >> i am bishop in southern
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africa. my heart bled when i saw that due to drought, a lot of cattle dead. a lot of the streets, some was covered with soil and some are just left there to die. cattle and livelihood are one and the same thing. it's like killing people's soul with their cattle. the only thing they have is left to die. climate change is a reality. droughts are hitting us, floods are hitting us. >> what do you hope to bring? you are here only for a few days. you are going to see a lot of key people. >> i'm hoping to bring the pressure today on a number of people that i'll see, just to say this is not about the technical agreement, but this is about the importance are an agreement that is transparent, an agreement that does not leave
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anybody outside, particularly those who are blessed to emissions softening the most. >> are you hopeful some of. >> i'm hopeful, but i come with a degree of realism. i know there will be an agreement, but i hope it won't be just an agreement that does not say anything. it must be implementable, an agreement that we can evaluate for the sake of the climate and for the sake of those almost 2 million people that brought their signatures here through me. >> do you think finally that our world leaders have failed us on this? >> i think world leaders need to be very bold. they need to stop playingle politics and look at the cries and the longing and say no to fossil fuels and yes to green
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energy, also to people that are compromised because of global climate conditions, so if they don't sign an agreement, failing to give boldness and leadership. >> thanks very much. >> thank you so much. >> that's the archbishop of cape town. everybody begins in earnest tomorrow. >> we look forward to it. >> still to come. >> i'm jennifer glasse in kabul, the government hopes a new tax on mobile phone calls is a new step towards fiscal independence. >> in sport, find out who prevailed in the season ending formula one grand prix in abu dhabi.
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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, the top stories, an air strike in syria's idlib province killed 44
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people. a russian strike hits a busy marketplace. the town is controlled by al-nusra front rebels took the area in may. >> people in burkina faso are voting. the president was forced from power after 27 years. >> climbs change protests turned ugly in the french capital. police used tear gas to control people demanding action ahead of the u.n. backed summit in paris. there was similar demonstrations around the world. mass political protests are illegal in paris. >> medical facilities have been forced to close. doctors face an acute shortage of supplies. we report on the battle for the city. a warning that some of the images are disturbing. >> witnesses tell al jazeera
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they've not experienced such heavy fighting before. the houthis, an elite republican guard loyal to deposed president al saleh have surrounded the city since march, but pro-government forces are trying to break that hold. over the weekend, ariel raids were intensified. it killed houthi rebels trying to infiltrate residential areas. lives lost but not just those engaged in fighting. he and his friends were gathered around the water delivery truck when hit by houthi shells. some of his friends died, many are critically wounded. hospitals in taiz are overwhelmed. more than 30 have been forced to shut down. one doctor said only six in
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operation. >> hospitals are packed with the injured. we face an acute shortage of medical supplies and lack sufficient facilities. even as we speak, a massacre is being carried out by the militias on the western front. >> the humanitarian situation in taiz is getting worse by the day. many homes are without power. food and water are scarce, and supplies can't get in. taiz has long been rewarded as yemen's cultural capital, but as fighting escalates, there's a fear among resident that is they're children are growing up exposed only to a culture of weapons. al jazeera. >> thousands of people have attended the funeral of the prominent pro kurdish lawyer who was shot dead. he was shot on saturday while making a press statement in the predominantly kurdish city. turkey said prime minister said there's an investigation to determine whether he was deliberately targeted. >> the israeli army shot dead a
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palestinian man who reportedly stabbed an style policeman. it happened near the damascus near east jerusalem. >> israel's separation wall is getting better, being built on land owned by palestinian families. sunday is meant to be the u.n. day of declare reaction, but construction on the wall is already underway. >> work is started in the valley under armed protection, the foundation being laid for more separation. palestinians have submitted an appeal to the high court to stop the wall being built through bethlehem. >> this is the only remaining open space to jerusalem. it is green. it is agricultural. it is owned, and the serious
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problem that this land is owned and 58 christian families on this valley plus brothers who have 700 dinners for their vineyards where they produce wine. >> they started building the wall and palestinians fear once complete is going to cut across this valley, confiscating large parts of what is seen as the last green area of bethlehem. there are two illegal israeli settlements on that hill and palestinians are convinced that this move is all about a land grab. >> israel says the separation wall is needed for security reasons. there is a monastery here, nunnery and school for girls. the israeli high court ruled that they should not be separated, which was the case under the original routing plan. it's not clear what path this wall will take. prayers have been taking place
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in protest every week, but it seems these may go unanswered. we are told there is a wider religious implication if this wall is completed. >> bethlehem is the twin city of jerusalem. in bethlehem, christian-wise, the moment of the nativity and church of the nativity is in bethlehem and church of the holy sepulcher is in jerusalem so the path is breached. >> the facts on the ground are already changing. if this wall ends up cutting across this land, it's described to us by people here as the last nail in the cross of bethlehem. al jazeera, in the occupied west bank. >> the leader of the central african republic asked the pope for forgiveness. close to a million people have been forced into their homes by
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conflicts between christians and muslims. pope francis spoke about the need for tolerance. he also is due to visit a mosque. a political columnist for the italian daily newspaper says getting people in the country to consider reconciliation will not be an easy task for the pope. first of all it is very important, this pope wants to open the holy door not in rome, but symbolically in africa. this is the first point. the second, i think is just a hope and a challenge to try to ease tensions between christians and muslims, which is, i think, a tougher challenge for him. this pope is quite conscious
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that the big challenge is between christians and muslims in some countries, and some continents, so he's trying to force a dialogue while everything seems to go in towards an opposite direction. it's the attempt to demonstrate that christians and muslims can live together. >> the last patient has left hospital in guinea leaving the country to be declared free of ebola. it is held as a as i am above of progress. it will be declared ebola free if there are no new case in the next 20 days. >> the national security agency in the united states is no longer allowed to run its mass phone surveillance program on its citizens. the n.s.a. was given 180 days to wind it up in june when congress signed the freedom act. the controversial monitoring program was exposed by the former n.s.a. contractor edward snowden. the new law doesn't affect foreign intelligence or internet
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data collection. >> he was called a traitor, leading j political figures called for his murder. but edward snowden's actions in disclosing the breadth of the surveillance of its own people have brought an end to the bulk collection of american phone records. we know that the dragnet failed to disrupt even one terror plan and a court declared it unconstitutional. the n.s.a. isn't ending mass data collection. >> international calls are still going to be collected, but the other thing is that the n.s.a. still bulk collects internet communications and because so much of internet communications happen to go overseas, those continue to get pulled. >> dragnet surveillance of telephone metadata and anything else in the rest of the world will continue. only those in the u.s. have some protection as far as washington
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is concerned, everyone else is fair game. they are often cooperating with the u.s. >> what is going to shut down according to former white house counter terrorisms czar richard clark is just a fraction of what the n.s.a. does. otherwise, people are still expanding mass surveillance all around the world. >> since the recent attacks in paris, some u.s. politicians are again talking of expanding surveillance. snowden is used as a scapegoat. action has been taken and there is reform. it may take another whistle blower for us to judge how much
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has actually changed. al jazeera. >> japan will resume wail hunting in the an arctic ocean after a year long pause. 333 what else would be hunted for scientific research. last year, the international call of justice in the hague ruled japan was contra veining an international moratorium on whale hunting. >> teachers in south africa are warned they will face court action unless they stop protest over oh new history back. the teachers say the textbooks contain distorted facts. >> teachers taking to the streets. the government plans to bring in a single state authority history textbooks. these men and women are laying them oafs open to prosecution.
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some are questioned by police for their stance. >> it's not possible to oppose the textbook without criticizing the government. >> south korea's main opposition party has taken into displaying books too soft off north korea's responsibility for starting the korean war, too harsh on south korean's leaders. the book talks of low level skirmishes on both sides to the run up to war but states north carolina's army started a surprise invasion across the 38th parallel with the u.n. calling it an act of aggression. the birth of north korea's ideology is said to bring in stability but weakened the response from the outside world. >> the way they describe the
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seizure of power as a coup, one which led to political repression as well as an improvement to people's every day livelihoods. he happens to be the father of the current president. >> the drive to reform history teaching is described as a fight for the soul of the nation. >> it would be difficult for students who learned from the current textbooks to have a sense of pride about south korea. instead, they'd ask why haven't we done better. they'd end up with self tormenting, self critical views. >> the president's critics say she's following the lead of her father by stifling political opposition, calling for a bonn of masks such as those worn in a street demonstration earlier this month, saying they could allow in fill reaction by islamic state militants. >> the government has to resolve issues within legal parameters.
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it's different from the past. the lack of dialogue is worrying. >> the government says it wants to in still new generations with an instilled sense of pride in its past. harry fossett, soul. >> afghanistan's cash strapped government has led to a tax on mobile phones. we report from kabul. >> he makes his living sell cards but says a new tax is hurting his business. >> before, it was without tax. now 50 of that is tax. they're taking the cut from every card. because of that, we sell less. >> many consumers don't mind the tax but say they'd like to know exactly where the money's going. >> we hope that how they collect
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and system should be shown to people that these moneys are going to the treasury in a proper way without corruption. >> the government has no idea how much money is paid for the tax. are they really giving the 10% to the government? >> cell phones are a fixture of afghan life and despite extra cost, people continue to use them. the government is addressing concerns about where the tax money is going. it said this new tax is a first step to afghanistan becoming fiscally independent. 70% of the national budget is paid for with international aid. >> afghanistan's new president and chief executive told
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international donors at a conference last year that they would work to make sure the government raised more revenue. this tax is one of those commitments that we have given to our international allies that we will stand up on our own feet and we should utilize other own resources to deal with our budget expenditures. >> the government said it is working to build an accountable revenue system. officials hope this mobile phone tax is a first step to financial independence. jennifer glasse, al jazeera, kabul. >> there's plenty more to come. still ahead, flight of the monarch, why governments in the u.s., canada and mexico are fighting to save an iconic butterfly as it makes its annual
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migration. >> find out how much this man lifted to break a word record in weight lifting.
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great britain's tennis team are the new davis cup champions, ending a 79-year-old wait for the title in belgium. going into the final days late, great britain held an advantage in the best of five series. andy murray was in the first of two singles matches and got the
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jump done in straight sets. britain's first title takes their tally to 10. >> the formula one season has come to a close and it was mercedes who finished on a high. the german won his third consecutive race finishing 8.2 seconds ahead of lewis hamilton who had secured the title with several race to say spare. it was mercedes 12th 1-2 finish of the season, a new f1 record. >> real madrid are looking to keep pace with barcelona at the top of the spanish premier liga. a win will take them near the lead. >> four games in the english
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premier league, it's 1-1 in the westham game at the moment. for nine years, sitting at the top of heavyweight boxing, the reign ended. the britain is the new champion. their fight went the full 12 rounds in germany and had to be decided on points. he hasn't been beaten in 11 years before this bought, but it was the english fighter furry awarded the title by unanimous decision. he extends his unbeaten record to 25 wins. >> he was quick with his hands and body movement, and he had moments he couldn't land the right punches.
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i congratulate him tonight. he won the fight, and to be continued. >> big, fast heavyweight, congratulations to him. he landed some great pudges on me tonight, but tonight wasn't his night and it was my night. god gave me the victory tonight, so i hope to have many more defenses of these titles in the future. if i could be hatch as good a champion as he, i'd be very, very happy. >> the 24-year-old is britain's fifth bona fide heavyweight champion. he joins the list, including bob fitzsimmons winning by knockout in 1987 and later became the world's free weight champion. there was a 98 year weight before frank bruno reached the pinnacle of the sport.
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the title was won in 2009. >> going from strength to strength, they've extended the nba record to 18 straight within at the start of a season. seth curry scored 17 of his 19 points in the first quarter. green had back-to-back triple doubles. he grabbed 13 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists. the warriors beating the kings 120-101. >> cricket's day-night test match wraps up in three days. hazel wood took career best figures of six of 70 as new zealand bowed out for 208 in the second inning. it set australia's victory target of 187 and led by marsh with 49 runs. they win the series 2-0.
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>> local hope mat jones held off jordan speith and adam scott to win the australian open in sidney. jones was the overnight leader but started with a bogey and double bogey, then hit a trim in the ninth. it brought the rest of the field back in contention. a bird degave him a share of the lead. jones responded, bird keys on the 14th and 16th holes, helping him to one shot victory. >> the heavyweight world champion of a different kind. the russian was competing in the 105k.g. and over category to set the world record lifting 206-kilos breaking the previous record by
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one. getting a cowboy hat and yellow rose for all their efforts in texas. >> that is all the sport for now. more later, james. >> every winter, millions of man narc butterflies head from mexico to canada but their numbers have reduced. aislists hope tough controls on logging and the use of farm chemicals will mean more will be heading south. we have more. >> a sanctuary after a journey of thousands of kilometers. these butterflies have flown from the cold canadian winter to mexico. >> this is a pilgrimage. they cross 5,000 kilometers from canada to here. we are taking care of them so they continue. we protect their areas here. >> in the last 20 years, the numbers have gone down. in 1996, 1 billion of them made
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the annual flight to mexico. last year, there were around 35 million. the drops are blamed on illegal tree cutting and use of pesticides and climate change. large area of milkweed plants where the butterflies lay their eggs have been destroyed. mexico, the u.s. and canada have been planting more trees and tightened control on logging and the use of farm chemicals. >> it is our responsibility to take care of these kinds of places. there are very few such places in the world. two or three, maybe, and it's amazing to see these butterflies arrive. >> environmentalists in mexico hope this year those changes will mean millions more monarch butterflies and even more tourists. >> the rest of the news team in doha, but i'll hand you over to london. thanks very much for watching. bye for now
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