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there is a new statute in the capitol of former vice al jazeera welcome to the news hour here in doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes. a landmark agreement on climate change nearly 200 countries pledged to lower greenhouse gas emissions. >> this agreement represents the best chance we have to save the one planet that we've got violence spirals in burundi. dozens are dead as gunmen target
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army camps. hope for peace in yemen. houthi agree a cease fire starting on monday. >> reporter: i'm with all the sport including the draw for the euro that took place in paris. france will face romania welcome to the program. it has been called a victory for all the planet, an historic landmark deal to tackle climate change. after two weeks and one day of intense negotiations at the co p21 summit in paris, finally on saturday afternoon the announcement came through. the french foreign minister there at that summit.
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it erupted with cheers and applause, tear tis and hugs as the global plan to tackle climate change is adopted. all countries involved to cut greenhouse gas emissions. the host nation france saying it is the "first universal agreement on climate". it has an ambitious goal, to keep the rise in globeal temperatures below 2 degrees celsius. he is saying it is balanced and legally binding with each nation's commitment to be reviewed every five years. here is our environment editor nick clerk. >> reporter: the moment the world agreed to tackle climate chan change. so the paris agreement was born. emotions spilled over. to bring more than 190 countries together to come up with a
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universal pact was an extraordinary achievement. so much so that the foreign minister banged the gavel again. >> translation: i have been asked to bang the gavel again. it is a little one but i think it can do great things. >> reporter: earlier there was a moment of high drama as suddenly the text appeared to throw up a difficulty. fears grew that agreement was in jeopardy then, apparently, it was just typing errors due to lack of sleep. >> as a result of the finalisation of documents in haste by colleagues who had not slept for days, a number of errors regrettably were not detected in the document l9 as it was being finalised in the early hours of this morning. we regret the errors and i would apologise for the oversight >> reporter: outside the main hall an acknowledgment of the deal done. >> in the end we all compromised. developments countries
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compromised and developing countries compromised. that's what it is about. we all compromised. we all come out as winners >> reporter: there was praise too from president obama. >> this agreement sends a powerful signal that the world is firmly committed to a low war done future and that has the potential to unleash investment in energy as we have never seen before. >> this agreement is a very good agreement. it's strong in the ambition to hold down temperature increase, stronger than we anticipated and we thought it would just be holding to 2 degrees increase but they have put in the table getting as close to they can to 1.5. >> reporter: early in the day civil actions were continued with protests. it has taken two weeks of monumental efforts to get to this point, not to say the
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months and years of pain and frustration since kopen are hagen in 2009. spirits are high but it will soon be putting about putting the agreement into action live to washington now. this idea of legally binding, we know there are big chunks of it that aren't. how does that work? >> reporter: he is talking about the agreement itself which has various bits and pieces which are legally binding, but some of the most important parts aren't in the agreement itself but in the preamble that is in the introduction to the agreement. those are some of the most important things. for example, who is going pay 100 million dollars to developing countries. of course there's nothing in this document that is legally binding about how much each
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country will reduce their emissions by. we have this nice goal now of under 2 degrees celsius, preferably 1.5, but the pledge is on the table now by the signatories to this deal leading to a temperature rise of 3.5 degrees celsius. those really important bits aren't legally binding because the u.s. didn't want them because they didn't want to run this through congress. if this was legally binding, then president obama would have to go to congress. as things stand and the white house has just told the reporters as far as they understand they don't have to run it by congress mr obama wanting to use the l word, legacy, but could this electorally be a problem in the elections next year because there are people, the miners of west virginia who have been
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saying on this channel i remember the report two weeks ago, okay fine, save the planet, but this will cost us our jobs. maybe not now, but in a generation. >> reporter: yeah. there are reports in this. it is very well shutting down the coal mines and, in fact, many companies see themselves that the profitability is going down, but what are you going to replace it with? we haven't seen the plans as to what comes in the place of these legacy industries that have allowed places to give people a living wage. the author chris hedges have talked about how entire areas have become economic sacrifice zones because technology moves on but these areas are passed by and entire communities whitesideser away. -- wither away. most candidates are saying they're not going to bother with climate change. that don't think it's important.
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58% don't believe in man made climate issue. one said president obama is making promise he can't keep writing checks he can't cash. promises to the republican and the idea that the u.s. will have to do anything about it interesting point when you say checks that they can't cash. this will cost trillions of dollars. where is the money coming from? >> reporter: well, we have no idea. again, this agreement has no provisions for money to come from anywhere. it just says we want to give a hundred billion dollars to the develop worlds to mitigate the effects of climate clang but that's not stipulated by whom. there is that scepticism and why obama himself says it's not a perfect agreement. you say the important bits aren't binding, james hanson,
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the climate scientist has called the whole thing a fraud, or you say as many other activists are saying, there is some kind of framework here. we can keep pushing until we get answers to these big holes in this document. exactly how we're going to avoid catastrophic climate change thank you. the u.n. secretary ban ki-moon said countries have to lead the way to realise the deals objectives. >> with these elements in place, markets now have the clear signal that they need to unleash the full force of human ingenuity to generate low emissions. what was one unthinkable has now about become unstoppable china and india the biggest polluters in the world hailed
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the agreement. but the environment minister said more needs to be done. >> while give and take is normal in negotiations, we are of the opinion that the agreement could have been more ambitious. the agreement does not put us on the path to prevent below 2 degrees and the actions are below the historical responsibilities daniel zchwinler has this update. >> reporter: latin american leaders will be delighted with the agreement reached in paris because few regions suffer the consequences of climate change more than here. we've had droughts, flooding, we have seen the glaciers melting, but the big question will be implementation. many of these countries suffer from fragile economies with a temptation to go for the short
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fix, to exploit their oil and gas reserves in the short-term, whereas many of the policies are required for lowering the use of fossil fuel is long-term commitment. that is often proved to be difficult. the other difficulty they have here is policing policies, trying to see whether farmers are not continuing these deforestation programs and corruption. these are big problems that some of these leaders are going to have to face. they recognise the need to implement policies that will lower temperatures and at the same time they will be difficult to implement in the coming years to paris, a member of earth in brackets. what is wrong with cop21?
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>> what's wrong is that this deal was completely unacceptable. climate change is a reality for me now, not something that is going to be happening in the future. last week floods ravaged the city where my parents live. i wonder if many people in that room know what it feels like to go through that. this deal shifts responsibility of solving climate change from the global north to the south and it is based on pledge and reviews. countries are not told what they have to do and they are told to reduce their emissions by a certain amount. a lot of developed countries are not doing the fair share of the emissions reductions. countries in the south have to take on more than they have to do because it's not in their historical responsibility. this agreement has no new and additional finance to help developing countries to reduce
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their emissions in terms of loss and damage. there is no form of compensation. there is no liability involved in this. we're heading towards a 3 degree world at the moment where in reality people are feeling the hard effects of climate change aat even a change degree of 1 degrees signing up to a bad deal than signing up to a better deal that was non-existent and realistically was never going to happen. >> i think honestly to me and to a lot of groups it doesn't matter what the deal was because climate justice groups and civil society groups around the world have been mobilising and we did know this will be a bad deal. we're not looking to the u.n. ccc or governments to come up with any climate solutions or big industry to change their way. the change crops from grass roots movements. it's not about them any more. that's why we will be mobilising
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intensely and be more powerful in 2016 and beyond how do you do that? lobby big industry in india to do the right thing by the environment? >> sorry, what? how do you do that? if you are for rejecting the u.n.'s c 21 agreement that we have seen today, if you're not going to engage with the the political system, how do you get a country like india to do the right thing by the planet? >> i'm not saying that you shouldn't get yourself involved with the political system at all. i'm saying that getting involved at this international level at the u.n. is not the way to go. it's mobilising on the ground at the national level holding your own governments accountable thank you for that. still to come, women in saudi arabia take part in elections for the first time, both as
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voters and candidates. plus. >> reporter: i'm in oxford where scientists are preserving the cultural heritage of syria and in sports news reaction to man city's stoppage time winner to go back to the top of the english premier league the burundi army says it has killed 79 people who tried to raid their facilities in the capital bujumbura on friday. it says a group of more than 150 armed men were trying to steal weapons they would then use in a jail break. it is the worst violence since a failed coup in may. >> reporter: more corpses on the street of bujumbura. witnesses say some of the victims were shot at close range. the army says it had no choice. the men were trying to steal weapons. but some residents say the
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security services dragged young men from their homes while this mother said her son was shot dead. >> translation: i saw a group of policemen walking past our house. they spotted some men in the area and they asked them to stop. the men got scared and they started running. the policeman opened fire. at that time our son was trying to close the door and when the soldier spotted him, they just shot him there and then. >> reporter: not all of the armed men accused of stealing weapons were shot. some were arrested. >> translation: on the side of the enemy, 79 of them died. 45 have been captured. 97 arms seized and a lot of ammunitions. we lost eight soldiers, four of them from the army and four from the police. >> reporter: the violence in burundi began in april when the president announced he would
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seek a third term in contravention in a constitutional two-term limit. burundi's constitutional court voted in favor of his bid in may. he was reelected for another five years in july. politically motivated violence since april has killed at least 350 people. there's widespread concern the political divisions could reignite ethnic tensions, putting burundi on the brink of another civil war >> going by the history of the country of burundi, they've fought a bloody 12-year civil war. there is a fear that judging by the history that could raise its ugly head >> reporter: the u.n. is calling for all sides to refrain from violence. many here say they want to goat on with their lives in peace. they hope that diplomatic efforts will help restore order malcolm webb following the
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story from uganda's capital. >> reporter: the army spokesman didn't agree to comment on this in the press conference and the government has been trying to play everything down as much as they can. today they organized what they called a march for peace with dozens of government supporterss with police marring through the streets. the government is trying to give the impression that it's business as usual, but the u.n., the u.s. and other key international players don't agree with that. they don't see it the same way and they keep expressing concern about what they think is escalating violence that could soon be a return to civil war the yemeni government and houthi rebels have agreed to a seven day cease fire starting on monday on the eve of peace talks due to take place in sitser land. in march-- switzer land.
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>> translation: we managed to pave the way for the turn point document as will add the 7 point document. the message sent to the united nations is now solid ground for political dialogue the u.n. is getting on working libya's two rivals to about end conflict. a plan between the government were cancelled after delegates from one side didn't turn up, that's despite the two sides meeting on friday where they agreed to a ug brokered deal to produce a unity government. they are to sign that in rome next week. those mediating the talks do have a did road ahead of them. >> the regional partners, the emirates and other side, looking
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at coherence to make sure it's not an appearances race if they intervene. it is for the international objectives. also more appropriately the government and the functionality of this government and obviously trying to bring on the parties that are rejected going to rome and potentially to morocco on the 16th. trying to find a way in which they can bring the parties in. i think the functionality of getting them in rome to act as between them, and other parts of the western libya that don't necessarily feel this is the right deal for them, trying to getting out the rhetoric and find some guarantee for the security if a deal is struck with some of the members, if a deal is signed. in the absence of those names and the players there, the most important thing for them is the deal is signed on the monday and there's no threat of new war on the tuesday
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i.s.i.l. has claimed responsibility for a car explosion in the government controlled syrian city of homs. at least 16 people were killed. 70 others were injured. the attack took place in a sector which the syrian president belongs. it was an opposition stronghold until just a few days ago when they gave it up as part of a cease fire deal. in syria's neighbouring country iraq a suicide bomber killed six military personnel and wounded 14 others. an army person was the target. no-one claimed responsibility for the aattack there have been protests in baghdad in the deployment of turkey forces near mosul. shia militia members are asking for their withdrawn. they're asking for the u.n. council to intervene and accusing turkey of violating international law. >> reporter: the dispute between the governments of iraq and turkey over the deployment
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of turkish troops into iraq seems to be spilling beyond political speeches. thousands came out into the capital. they're calming on the government to push out turkish troops from the north. one cleric says to settle on the battle field >> translation: today turkey is at our doors. they're saying that they will end the turkish invase by military means. if they don't we will take action >> reporter: iraq's government has filed a complaint with the u.n. they want forces withdrawn from iraq immediately. >> translation: sending troops is not considered a help. there is no other military armed forces of any other country except turkey on the iraqi land and it is without our permission or knowledge and all that is said otherwise is pure
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fabrication. >> reporter: many believe other regional powers are influencing iraqi rhetoric. iraq has close ties of iran which is close to russia. since the russian war plane was shot down, they're using methods to tell their relations are no longer friendly. >> translation: they have been here for years. there is an agreement between the peshmerga iraqi troops, turkey and the u. s to get them from mosul. the turkish troops didn't par chute in. they came on a request. >> reporter: turkey feels its military presence in northern iraq is important not just for the fight against i.s.i.l. but also for its long-term national interest. turkish president insists turkish forces were sent there with mutual consent >> translation: we will not withdraw our troops. we are determined to continue the training process. they are not there to fight but
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reinforcements to protect sol engineers who are training iraqi fighters. >> reporter: it is a sensitive matter here. people have been told not to waste their opinions. others will tell you that this war of words is not helpful for kurdish fighters who are manning a front line against i.s.i.l. that is more than 900 kilometres along reports from saudi arabia's historic moonise pap elections are-- municipal elections are to be announced on sunday. around 900 women and 6000 men ran for elections. it is the only electioned bodies. it is seen as a step towards political reform. >> it is my first time to elect in our country. actually i am here to support one of my friends. we believe in her, we believe in
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her ideas and i want to start to put a point that i'm supporting someone our correspondent in riyadh with this update. >> reporter: the end of an historic day here. polls have now closed and these elections are not only momentous because it is the first time women can run and vote, but it is the third time that the country has taken to the polls in the kingdom. vote counting will begin any moment now. the ballot papers are being indeed here and this will be duplicated across all the polling stations across the country. people are hoping this is a significant step in the path towards having a more inclusive society, not only for women but also youth because, for example, the voting age has been reduced
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from 21 years to 18 years. whether any woman will win any seat people are waiting to find out until sundays afternoon. nonetheless these are significant elections taking you to europe now because swiss police have arrested two syrian men on suspicion of making and transporting explosives. they have been detained in geneva. criminal proceedings have been commenced against them >> reporter: because of their behaviour and nashgt were subjected to increased controls and these controls allowed to highlight presence of trace of explosives in the car they were driving the leader of an opposition party has been detained in moscow. they were marking the day the constitution was adopted after the collapse of the soviet
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union. still to come here on the news hour, violence in ethiopia. members of its biggest ethnic groups say government development plans are threatening their way of life. >> reporter: i'm talking about how the cruise industry is growing so fast that berthing spots needed also on the ski jumping world cup event. t.
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>> a deeper look at the divide in chicago. >> a lot of people here are angry. >> we can do something different. welcome back. you're watching the news hour. top stories so far today. almost 200 countries have said yes to a landmark deal on climate change the. the co p21 agreement asked all countries to limit their greenhouse gas emissions.
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it is the best to change the world. burst's army says it has killed 79 people who tried to raid its facilities in the capital of bujumbura on friday. it says a group of more than 150 armed men were trying to steal weapon they were to use in a jail break. more on our top stores of cop21 in paris. environmental activists have welcomed the signing of the deal, but they're warning that it's only the first step and implementation is key. >> we have to understand that the job has not even begun yet. all we've got is a broad direction. we have a lot of work to do to fill in the detail. one of the sad things about the agreement is that all the aspirational and positive commitments in the text is very vague and has lots of loop holidays in it. >> this-- loop holls in it.
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>> this i'm-- i am satisfied that we have raised this expectation of future generations the chairman of the wwf global climate and energy initiative live on skype. the devil is always on the detail but supporters would say what they have come up with in france today is so much more than just aspiration. >> yes. it is. it's an important piece of aspiration, but it's also an important deal because it has got mechanisms for governments to come together to review how to address the gap between those aspirations and the commitments that governments have already made. the text itself recognises that there is a gap, so i think that's very encouraging and sends a clear sign to the world that, yes, we've got a positive
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vision, but we know we've got to do a lot more and press on so the next time the wwwf is asked to feedback into the admin system that always backs up this kind of accord, how they do what they want to do, what would you be telling them? >> that countries need to review what opportunities there are with new technology, new resources, for them to do more than they currently envisage they could do. secondly, the developed world needs to look very seriously at how much finance they can provide to support the developing world in accelerating their own development in a low carbon way. we also say you need to encourage businesses and give them the confidence to invest, and i think this deal will men that enormously, but we need investment by businesses who are keen to make money out of the
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low carbon economy that is going to be growing rapidly around the world beginning of the working week, when big business sits down and reads the papers at the beginning of the working week, the man or the woman who runs the how we do what we do department of an oil department, a gas company, france, they make a lot of really good cars, how do they change what they do over the coming 10 years or so? >> taking cars, as we know we all enjoy the opportunities that cars gives us. this means that car companies are going to have to accelerate the trend that is already underway towards electric cars or hydrogen powered cars. it's more challenging for oil and gas companies who are going to have to look at the fact that there is a limited future life for them so they need to be thinking about the transition to a low carbon non-fossil fuel
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economy. it is exciting for all of us to have this prospect of saving the world from devastating climate change and all the opportunities that will bring for our economies how long medical we see real change? the last time i was in paris one gets amade by the exhaust-- ma mazed by the scooter exhausts. how long before paris is pollution free or very, very close to pollution free? >> there are already alternatives to scooters. there are lots of bicycles that you can take and hire for short periods in paris, but what we need is to have electric scooters, bikes and buses. we have already got an electric metro system. there are is great scope for
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this in places. we'll all need to look forward to the day of low carbon meaning low pollution for us as well thank you very much. >> thank you zimbabwe's ruling party has ended a two-day conference. two factions are fighting to exceed the president. from the conference in victoria falls. >> reporter: the president says he is the center of power and people shouldn't be talking about taking over from him because he is still in charge. he has this message to the faction factions. >> it is the people's party, not your party. >> reporter: factions and
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divisions within the ruling party dominated this conference. some people are saying not enough time was on more expressing issues like the struggle economy. many people know there are problems in the ruling party especially when it comes to the president being taken over the gabia is officially an islamic republic. it is a move to distance the west african nation from its colonial past. 95% of the country's 1.8 million people are muslims. others have been assured they will continue to be able to follow their own religion. government leaders in ethiopia say they're unsure who is behind a grenade attack at a mosque. 24 people were hurt in the incident. ethiopian opposition politicians say the police have shot dead
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several anti-government protesters in recent weeks. members of the tribe says government plans threatened their way of life. >> reporter: it is not known exactly how many people have been killed. activists say this video on youtube show police firing during a demonstration at a university more than 500 kilometres east of the capital. activists say there are protests like this happening almost every day. it is a sharp contrast with the capital where developments such as these are springing up all over the area, contributing to the country's booming economy, one of the fastest growing in the world. the government plan, as it describes, better implement development across the region. he is facing opposition from the people living here.
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no-one we asked would speak on camera, but these farmers are being offered cash to give up their land to developers. the vast majority of the people that live around here and the surrounding region are the aromo. they're the largest ethnic group in ethiopia. people have long accused the government of ignoring their political, economic and cultural rights. police have shot dead a number of people at anti-government protests in the last few days. we contacted people in villages where we've heard there have been protests and we recorded this conversation. >> translation: no translation >> displacing and evicting them. >> reporter: this man is a
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leader. heap served five and a half years of an eight year sentence. >> development is not only physical development. it's not only building or constructing houses. it should be some kind of human development. those indigenous people in that area must be developed as well. there should be accommodation in which they must maintain their identity as well. >> reporter: government say they are listening. >> the government will take steps to address the problems of people. even 1% loss is too mum and the governments will be everything necessary to bring action against those who are responsible for the loss of lives. >> reporter: as ethiopia builds towards the future, many of the aromo people say they are feeling increasingly left out
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tens of thousands of people have joined an anti-government demonstration in the polish capital. they're opposing the policies of the newly elect con sifshtive government. -- conservative government. it has appointed five out of 15 judges to the highest court. the it was said it was done illegally. two protests in germany had a protest. several people were hurt in the violence. officers also came under aattack north and south korean ministers have ended their latest round of talks without agreement. they have discussed improving ties and resuming joint projects. expectations for progress fell when both sides settled for vice ministerial level talk ruling out discussions at a top level area. japanese bullet trains are on the way to india. the prime minister is hosting
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his japanese counterpart in new delhi. japan will invest in the first high speed line in western india and an agreement on power plants has also been signed. >> we greatly appreciate the prime minister's package of approximately 12 billion u.s. dollars and technical assistance on very easy terms for this project. this enterprise will launch a revolution in indian railways and speed up independent's journey into the future the venezuelan's opposition overwhelming victory in parliamentary elections is leading to a show down of the government. the country is to be transformed.
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maduro won't allow change without a fight it seems. >> reporter: venezuela's national assembly was dominated by the government party. referring to the color of the ruling party, many here said the assembly, like countless other state institutions, was red, very red. on sunday a sweeping opposition win turned it two-thirds blue. what's known here as super majority blue. with the two third majority in the assembly the opposition could draft a new constitution, pass an amnesty law that cease political prisoners freed and declare the president unfit to govern. for opposition parliamentacres rian who could become the next president of the assembly, the government has acknowledged defeat, but it hasn't accepted it. he says until it does things could only get worse.
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>> translation: the dilemma now is that the elections are over. will the government be part of the solution or will it insist on blocking the economic changes the country needs. >> reporter: on tuesday the president gave the first clear indication of just how defiant he might be. >> translation: i will not accept any amnesty law because human rights were you violated. that's the way it is and that's the way it remains. >> reporter: a dispute over the tv channel could be a sign of what is ahead. opposition leaders announced it would be shaken up. >> translation: they had not even been sworn in and just minutes after receiving the results they began threatening our workers. >> reporter: it is broadcasts like this shot in the house of parliament that the opposition's particularly critical of. it also queuess them the censorship. -- accuses them.
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the parliament has been the stage for serious brawls between government and opposition members. sunday's vote is being seen by many as a clear example that people in what the international monetary fronts says is the worst managed economy in the world won't change, but unless the parliament and the president can find some way to work together, it could turn a different shade of red marijuana smokers in mexico hope they're one step closer to having it legal identified. four parliamentaries have been granted for personal use. one permit holder says he successfully appealed to the court because the policies are wrong. the president opposes legalisation and so do the majority of mexicans. cubans are sending directly to
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their relatives. the resumptions comes as the relations thaw. technology is on the way to helping combat the campaign by i.s.i.l. fighters to destroy the cultural heritage of the middle east. people are to photograph ancient temples and shrines so they can one day be rebuilt. >> reporter: packing up 3d cameras and all the materials volunteers in syria will need to photograph important sites of cultural heritage. we can't show the simple low-cost cameras they use because it moot endanger the photographers. it is a race against time to send the cameras to syria. trying to keep one step ahead of i.s.i.l. fighters and their destruction refuse ancient sites, including the 20000 year old temple in palmyra which they
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destroyed in august. >> we can come in and put these structures back the way they were and people can get on their lives and they can see the family buildings and they go about their lives as usual. >> each one of these represents a photograph. >> reporter: the photos are wren tendered in architectural drawings. if they decide to rebuilt them, then a 3d printer takes over. robotic machining techniques will be used with finishing touches from local cutters. >> this is 15 metres high. so it's not small. it also has a fair bit of surface detail. we can get from the photographs to an actual physical structure in a period of about three months. it's a much shorter time than it would take to start with have from scratch with a solid block
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of stone and whittle away by hand. >> reporter: the cultural heritage of the region can't be underestimated. many represent a meeting between east and west. palmyra integrated various styles. >> there is a unified region where cultures are living together in a harmonious fashion and i.s.i.s. destroying it shows a fracturing and the sort of symbolic representation that people were seeing in syria. >> reporter: being around beautiful architecture and a risk cultural heritage becomes part of a person. when that is gone they lose a little bit of their identity. that's why this project is so important because they're preserving history and an interest cruelty part of the region for the next generation still to come here, a big
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day in football. >> reporter: at the euro 2016 where it is a goodnight for paris and mr platini has to his out on his own party.
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welcome back. with christmas and the new year holidays just around the corner, many people looking forward to some smooth sailing and sun. it is peak time in australia for cruise ships.
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>> reporter: every day during summer a monster nudges its way through sydney city center. in fact, most days there are more than one. the smaller cruise ships fit under the harbour bridge and berth just to its west. the giants get the prime spot right opposite the opera house, but overall smas in sydney is running out. the terminal can hold three ships at a time but there's more demand for more berths. >> there is discussion around infrastructure here in sydney. >> reporter: the reason for the squeeze is the industry's growing popularity. more people want to get on board. to describe a ship like this as a floating hotel is to underplay its size. the vessels that are coming in and out here are huge and they're getting bigger all the time. cruising among australians has never been more popular with 20%
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market growth every year for more than a decade. 3.6% of all australians take a cruise each year. a higher percentage than in any other country. >> you get on and unpack for the next couple of days it is here on the ship. >> it's instant relaxing. >> reporter: on board these mega ships are swimming pools, bars, lots of restaurants and crew from all over the world. >> the crew is any national. russian with ukraine. they are friends. tension is home but not here >> reporter: four years ago off the coast of italy the worst disaster in the industry when the costa hit and sunk. that didn't put off people. the company that owned that ship and other cruises is almost 50% higher than it was before the accident. as an industry, then, cruising
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is cruising time for sports news. >> reporter: thank you peter. the euro 2016 draw took place in paris earlier on saturday. 31 years after captaining france to european glory on home soil platini was absent from the event. while france faces a large security operation for next year's finals, paul reec rarities from paris. >> reporter: the draw for the european championship finals is harder work this year. there is a list of 14. albania made their way to draw france. france has never been to euros either and face england. >> some of our players play on
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the big stage, but we have not done it on the big tournament. >> reporter: completing france's group are switzerland and romania. >> the last two years we played against them they gave us big problems as we weren't able to beat them. the swiss we have observed because we had them in our group for the world cup because we know them well. we have watched romania before. >> reporter: they are hoping to make it three major titles after three on home soil, having lifted this trophy and the world cup in paris. the last time france hosted the european championship was in 1984 when they beat spain in the final. the cap scored his ninth goal sealing his place in history. 31 years later as president of f.i.f.a., he is not even allowed into the draw for euro 2016.
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instead he is locked out. his 90 day suspension was upheld by the court of arbitration for sport and before the end of the months f.i.f.a.'s ethics committee could ban him for several years if they find him guilty for corruption over a two million dollar payment. >> i think it is really a great disappointment for the french because platini, obviously, being the head of the european fed situation, this was almost his baby, bringing the european championship to his home country, the man who should be the king pin at the party isn't here at all. >> reporter: the french team faces its own problems, the top scorer suspended over blackmail allegations. the major challenge is the security. stade de france was the target of a bomb attack.
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it is said to go under the watch of security watching and hoping football is the only focus of attention. >> reporter: manchester city has govern back to the top of the premier league after a win. it is the last minute when it was equalised. another shot was deflected for a lucky stop for a good time winner. there are six games in the english premier league on saturday. norwish city drew one all. chelsea bombers have done it, beating manchester united two: 1. >> two goals. you cannot accept it as a manager, as a player, as a team because we pay a lot of
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attention to it. in spain, barcelona has been held in you a two all draw. the score was opened in the 39th minute and home fans had more to cheer about when there was a two nil up position, but there were a draw in the 77th minute and the 86th minute. the latest ski jumping world event is won by a german. he had jumps of 132 and 134 metres to extend his overall ski jump over his main rival. the slovenian claimed silver. it was from the second win of the season. that's all in sport for me thanks very much. we're back at the top of the hour. see you then. see you then.
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