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a mosque. in saudi arabia for the first time women allowed to run as candidates and vote in local elections. tension within the g.o.p. members are openly discussing a brokered convention and possibly third party run. we begin with our top story. the landmark global climate deal reached in paris today. 195 nations have signed on to cut rising greenhouse gas emissions that are being blamed for the warming of a planet. that comes at the end of a hottest year on record and after four years of negotiating. the agreement was the cause for much celebration amongst the co
p21 delegates and world leaders. al jazeera's nick clerk was in paris for this moment. >> reporter: the moment agreed the world agreed-- the world agreed to tackle climate change. so the paris agreement was born. emotions spilled over. to write more than 190 countries together to come up with a universal pact was an extraordinary treatment. laurent fabius banged the gavel again. >> i have been asked to bang it again. i think it can do great things even though it is only a little gavel. >> reporter: earlier there was a moment of high drama as suddenly text was in issue. apparently it was a type error due to lack of spleep. >> as a result of the finalisation of documents in haste by colleagues who had not slept for days, a number of
errors 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 acknowledgment of a deal done but also of the compromises made. >> in the end we all compromised. developed and developing countries compromised. that is what a negotiation is about. we all compromised. otherwise you wouldn't have had negotiation. 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 day low carbon future. that has the potential to unleash investment and innovation in clean energy at a scaleway have never seen before. >> reporter: tlaflt there's a-- at last it is a platform from which an assault could be launched. >> it is strong in the ambition to hold down the temperature, stronger than we anticipated
actually, and we thought it would just be about 2 degrees increase, but they have put on the table to get as close as they can to 1 foie 5. >> reporter: civil action continue as there were protests. it has taken two weeks of effort to get to this point, months and years of frustration since 2009. it will be about putting the agreement into practice some of the highlights on this historic deal include limiting greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible. keep temperatures fleess below 3.6 fahrenheit and increases below.
what was the reaction? >> jubilation at the white house. obama came out and he called this the best deal we have for the planet that we've got. >> even if all the initial targets set in paris are met, we will only be part of the way there when it comes to reducing carbon from the atmosphere. we cannot be complacent because of today's agreement. the problem is not solved because of this accord, but make no mistake, the paris agreement establishes the enduring framework the world needs to solve the climate crisis president obama says it sets up the architecture for countries large and small and no country can sit on the sidelines >> this agreement with ambitious with every nation setting and committing to their own specific targets, even as we take into account differences among nations. we will have a strong system of transparency and including
periodic reviews and independent assessments, to help hold every country accountable for meeting its commitments. as technology advances, this agreement allows progress to pave the way for even more ambitious targets over time. we have secured a broader commitment to support the most vulnerable countries as they purr see cleaner-- pursue cleaner economic growth. in short, this agreement will mean less of the carbon pollution that threatens our planet and more jobs driven by low carbon investment. >> reporter: divisions remained as late as friday between u.s., india and china, and while obama made calls, secretary of state shuttled between delicatessen galeatus on the ground in paris >> this is a tremendous victory for all of our citizens, not for any one country or block, but for everybody here who has worked so hard to bring us
across the finish line. it is a victory for all of the planet and for future generations. what we do next, how we implement our targets, you how we build this agreement, how we build it out for each of our nations and how we strengthen it in the time ahead, that is what will determine whether we are actually able to address one of the most complex challenges humankind has ever faced the g.o.p. and republican presidential candidates have not reacted to the deal, but democratic presidentials have. bernie sanders from vermont was not pleased. he released a states that said it goes nowhere near far enough. the planet is in crisis. we need bold action in the very new future and this does not provide that. meanwhile his top democratic rival hillary clinton insisted that the fight to curb emissions must go on saying we cannot afford to be slowed down by the
climate change sceptics or deterred: al gore also said our grandchildren will reflect on humanity's moral courage to solve the climate issue thousands of activist gathered near the eiffel tower to protest the agreement. demonstrators say it doesn't go far enough with the threat of sea levels and other effects. argentina stands to be seriously affected by the climate deal. the country fought strongly against calls to cut greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture business and demanded that developed countries make bigger sacrifices in the agreement.
>> reporter: latin american leaders will, of course, be delighted with the agreement reached in paris because few regions suffer the consequences of climate change more than here. we've had droughts in brazil, massive flooding in bolivia and others. the question here will be implementation. many of these countries suffer from fragile economies where the temptation is to go for the short fix to exploit their oil and gas reserves in the stherm whereas-- stherm, whereas the-- short-term, where most is long-term commitment. the other difficult difficulty is in policing some of these policies. trying to check that farmers in the jungles of brazil and oerp countries are not continuing these deforestation programs.
these are some problems. they recognise the need to implement policies that will lower the temperatures. at the same time they will prove to be very, very difficult to implement in the coming months and years thank you. the climate summit in paris is the focus of tonight's deeper look. coming up in a few minutes a look at the goals that have been set and how realistic they are for the countries agreeing to them. still ahead on al jazeera america high tension within the g.o.p. on. open discussions about a broke beyond any reasonable doubt convention and a possible third party run. a first for the arab nation, women voting in saudi arabia. right after the break, a deeper look at the historic deal
it's that time on saturday night when we take a deeper look. tonight the global agreement on climate change is final after two weeks of negotiations in paris. world leaders representing 195 countries have agreed that they will work to limit global warming. it clues an agreement to cut greenhouse emissions.
>> even if all the initial targets set in paris are met, we will only be part of the way there when it comes to reducing carbon from the atmosphere. so we cannot be complacent because of today's agreement. the problem is not solved because of this accord. but make no mistake, the paris agreement establishes the enduring framework the world needs to solve the climate cry crisis some of the highlights of this historic deal include limiting greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible. keep global temperatures increased well between 3.6 fahrenheit and developing countries will receive 100 billion dollars a year in climate finance. china is recognised as one of the biggest polluters in the world responsible for about 14% of greenhouse gas emissions. adrian brown joins us now from beijing with more on the country's reaction to the new climate deal. how will china be criminal law
consolidation acted by this agreement? >> reporter: -- china be impacted by this agreement? >> reporter: the world is watching china very closely because for this agreement in paris to work china is going to have to make some pretty painful decisions. this is a country that is addicted to fossil fuels. it is dependent on coal, the coal industry and steel industry are huge employers. china is going to have to begin the delicate task of slowly closing down some of those big mills and plants. a few days i was ago i was in south-west china reporting from a steel town where the plant was closed nine months ago with the loss of some 16,000 jobs. the reason? it was a heavy polluter. is this now going to be the template for the rest of the country? of course, what china can't afford to happen is to have thousands, perhaps millions of unemployed workers because that
would create what the regime feels here most, which is social instability. so for china it is walking a tight rope at the moment. this is what china is committed to. it has said by 2030 it will ensure that all its greenhouse gas emissions will peak, that's 15 years from now. also 15 years from now china says it hopes that 20% of all of its energy needs will come from renewables. i have been to the west of the country just a few months ago and in one area we saw wind farms just as far as the eye could see, wind turbines. it was an amazing sight. china is beginning to invest heavily in renewables, some 100 billion dollars, a staggering sum. all eyes on china. china knows that it has to act. its people are very, very anxious for something to happen for the past few days. beijing, although it is clear today, has been experiencing
some of the worst air pollution in the last three years. the air quality index yesterday, for instance, was 2356, which is-- 356 which is hazardous. days like that have become the norm rather than the exception. if i was to drive outside of beijing now and talk to people about what was happening in paris, they wouldn't know what i was talking about. sadly, there's almost a fatal ice stic acceptance here about the environment. they know the country is polluted and they know nothing is going to change for many years a professor of environmental studies and my other guest. david, i will start with you. now that a deal has been reached, the future of this agreement now will be eventually decided by different countries. do you think that there will be any push back?
>> so maybe, but the important thing to see from today is that there really was a positive atmosphere in that chamber when the agreement was passed, and the countries that are traditionally known as the ones to kind of be the fly in the ointment, saudi arabia, venezuela, eyuador endorse the deal. so there really was a sense of achievement today. something historic had been done. another thing to note that 186 countries have already come to the table with the contributions that they are going to make to help deal with climate changes, one that they feel are feasible at the domestic level. in that sense they have agreed to what they are going to be doing at home which limits the amount of push back up might say to put the shoe on the other foot. it essentially took two decades to get to this point. if this doesn't go through, is there a plan b? >> no, but i think that this is the plan b. what was plan a was in
copenhagen back in 2009 when they were trying to get a global target. they learned the lessonss from that. they came to the table with their own targets and in that way they avoided some of the dangers of political failure and the chaos that really came through in copenhagen six years ago turning over to mark. you attended the conference in paris. what are your expectations from today's announcement? >> thanks. it's great to be with you this evening. my expectations are high from this historic announcement. it was historic in what it did do and what it didn't achieve. it achieved legally binding emissions reductions, but only take us to a three degree limit. while we need to get this country and the world down to 2 degrees or 1.5 degrees to make it manageable. it's historical in that we are able to see that we can support the more vulnerable countries
like countries in latin america where my members are very concerned about, and be able to support the work they're going to do to be able to create a renewable energy future are there concerns about job losses or job gains? >> there are some concerns out there about job losses, but from polling we've done, most latinos domestic clew believe there will be more job increases the more you invest in renewable energy. in latin america they take this very seriously. mexico, brazil and ch, ile and have seen dramatic job increases this that area. they have seen very successful things. people that are saying these are job killers, they're falling on deaf ears in our communities if no action is taken to
lower greenhouse emissions, what are the consequencess? we're talking about the rising sea level, droughts, flooding. just how bad could it get? >> it could get very bad if we don't do something, and it has been - we already see a lot of those impacts, for example, the drought in california, we've been seeing flooding in india, we've been seeing huge high levels of smog in beijing during the talks. it's clear that the impact, if we don't do anything, will be drastic, but we're already feeling them now. i do really believe that this agreement sets us on the right track. it doesn't solve the climate change, but it provides a framework for us to increase ambition over time to have a best chance possible to meet the ambitious 2 degree target and even a 1.5 degree target that has been outlined in the agreement you're saying some progress is better than none at all. >> yes.
this is an incredibly tricky thing to do to get 195 countries together in a room and agree on anything, particularly something that can completely transforms the global economy. 85% of our energy come from fossil fuels and essentially we need to then get 90% of energy from renewables by 2050 if we want to get anywhere close to being a 2 degree target. it is a huge transformation that we're asking for and we need to do it with everyone on board. so the fact that we have even got a clear transparent framework, an ambitious one at that, is historic and something to celebrate you speak about this being a global transformation and i imagine it's going to effect everyone, our kids and the future. what are we looking at here? >> a lot of the transformation has to come from where we get our energy. as i said, most of our energy now comes from fossil fuels and that's very carbon intensive,
it's what leads to the greenhouse gas emissions that go into the atmosphere and warm the climate. so a lot of the transition needs to come from getting away from fossil fuels and to cleaner energies. that being said, there are other sectors we also have to look at which the u.s. has been acting on. for example, making our cars more efficient, fuel efficient, looking at ways to produce more food in a less policy uting way and preserve the world's forests because they are important in taking out a lot of the carbon that we emit to the atmosphere. all these elements are critical and those kinds of transformations are the fundamental ones that need to ensure i'm sure we will here more and more as the years come. the road to a climate agreement has not been a smooth one. negotiators debated several sticking points. for more on the biggest points of contention, we will watch this report from jacob ward.
>> reporter: this summit in paris has been a complicated negotiations in human history. imagine trying to get together with 189 other nations to agree how it is we're all going to live together on this planet and write that down in a single document. that has been slowly shrinking over time, that document, as language has been cut out of it and more concrete commitments are inserted down from roughly 100 pages to 50 down to 27 pages, but even once we have gotten to the final document here, a few sticking points are going to remain. the first is how is it that we're going to pay for the adaptations that various nations need to make when it comes to climate change. who is going to finance india's solar program, who is going to help brazil move off of its coal and natural gas? beyond that there's the question of differentiated responsibilities, the top ten emitters in the world account for over 70% of the greenhouse gasses. so you have the united states,
you have brazil, india, and china in that list, but all of those countries argue that they have different capabilities and different responsibilities. so how do you make everyone of an equal partner while also recognising the unique challenges of each nation. finally, how much can we actually hold emissions to limit the amount of climate change, the amount of global warming? a high ambition coalition emerged around the center of this summit led in part by the u.s., ue and mexico, to commit to a 1.5 celsius or less. others are talking to 2 or 2.5. agreeing to the number is the final goal here and that is going to continue long past the end of this summit jake ward touched on the issue of funding. it will take billions of dollars to put this through. when you talk about poor countries say, india and china,
where they have huge dependence on fossil fuels, how will they receive the help? >> china are a leader in renewables. they're the top producer of wind energy and solar panels. they do think not just because of the huge impacts, but they see a huge market opportunity. they're trying to deal with this on both ends. when it comes to india, there is a real tension there because they also have a huge proportion of their population that is still in poverty and they want to bring them out of the of poverty and that includes access to energy. hundreds of millions of the india population don't have access to energy and we want to make sure if we want to be able to deal with this climate problem that is the energy they do get is clean and not fossil fuel. in terms of the billions of other dollars, that's also to some of the poorest countries in the world in low laying states and that will not only help them to reduce their emissions but
also to adapt to the impacts of climate change that are already here. this agreement is really about limiting the worst case scenario towards the end of this century to mark, this agreement calls for holding a warming at no more than 2 degrees celsius reaching a limit of 1.5. what do you think it will take to reach these so-called ambitious goals? >> i think they are ambitious goals, but we need to be this ambitious to save this planet for future generations. it is going to take 190 nations coming together and saying this is the issue of our time. this is our shot. we need to come together and fight this. we need to fight this with one hundred % renewable energy, by becoming more friendly with our land and with our environment. in the latino community we're
considered cultural conservationists where it's not just the fuel we burn or whether or not we use renewable energy, it's how we treat our land and water, with respect. it's the ability to recycle, reuse, repurpose what we have it be able to not be-- to be able to not be so dependent on purchasing new items over and over again and filling landfills. it is a matter of respect that we see from indigenous communities and some of these communities are suffering the most from the effects of climate change and the effects of clear-cutting and we need to make sure that we protect these. all of this is what we need to do to make sure that we are preserving this world of ours for our future generations mark again touched on the word that we've been hearing about, ambitious, there's a high ambitious coalition. do you believe that that's achievable? >> that coalition was really something that came out of the
last two weeks. it's a group of over one hundred countries that was led by some of the small island states, note bleu the marshall islands, the e.u. and u.s. joined and brazil joined. it was quite an eclectic group of countries. we're the key reason why the final deal has surpassed many people's expectations, they call for the inclusion of this 1.5 degrees celsius target which not many were expecting. they were also calling for countries to meet every five years to be able to ratchet up the ambition of their targets because right now there is a disconnect between having these global targets, but then if you add up all the country contributions, it's nowhere close where the global target needs to be. being able to meet every five years they can ratchet up their ambition and tighten the targets
which will also be possible giving the signal that the deal is sending to the marketplace and unleashs inflation and lowers the costs of technologies that will really help us solve this crisis again a lot of optimism out of paris and it sounds that you're sharing some of that hope. >> yeah. i think a lot of credit needs to go to the french. they really put a lot of political pap at all to-- capital on the line and they learned the lessons from copenhagen. there were many reasons why that was chaotic, but the final deal was negotiated in a room of about 20 people at 3am on a friday and presented to a plenary and no-one knew what happened. this was a more exclusive and transparent process to make sure everyone's voice was heard so when the final agreement came there were no surprises and everyone felt that their issue had been heard and was fairly representative in the final deal thank you so much.
we pashtoer pecks fer tease and-- appreciate your expertise. swiss officials have begun criminal proceedings against two syrian nationals who were arrested in geneva on friday. they are accused the manufacturing toxic gasses and explosives and bringing them into the country. officials are also searching for four men believed to have ties to i.s.i.l. the area has been on a high security alert since friday when officials received a tip about suspected i.s.i.l. members in the area. it is unclear whether the two detained men are connected to the group. ten days after the san bernardino massacre the f.b.i. is back at an area like searching for anything linked to the attackers. their main focus is to find the missing hard drive of attacker syed farook. officials say divers have recovered some items on thursday but provided no details. separately immigration officials say they have found old social
media posts made by the second attacker. tashfeen malik. in them she admits wanting to take part in violent jihad. none of her background checks uncovered the posts. prior to the attacks it has debated whether a prior post should be assessed. a 23 yeared man has been arrested---year-old man has been arrested in relation to a fire at a mosque. the fire was contained about 35 minutes later. officials say no-one was injured. the suspect is due in court on wednesday to face charges of arson and committing a hate crime. in the aftermath of the san bernardino attack anti-islamic sentiment is spreading beyond california. protesters with guns gathered outside a mask in a dal as suburb today but they were met with another group of
demonstrators. -- outside of mosque. >> reporter: there were some tense moments here when the counter protesters who were to support the muslim community. the other members held guns. >> reporter: inside a call to peaceful prayer. outside assault rifles in anger. >> the fact that i have to come up here with a gun is not my fault. that's the fault of islamic extremists that go around the world cutting off people's heads and hands because they stole a pickle out of a jar, stoning women to death and then come over here in america and shoot people at a christmas party. >> reporter: a bureau on islamic relations protested
outside in richardson. most of them are armed carrying loaded rifles in public is legal in texas. >> if people think that because i'm carrying a gun that that automatically makes everything i say hate speech, then they need no check the second amendment of the united states constitution. >> reporter: the anti muslim protest is one of several in the area. more than 40 cases of verbal or physical assaults against muslims since the paris attacks. iman here said he constantly warns his congregation against extreme asme. we spoke with him inside the mosque where he asks women to cover their hair. >> those are crimes that even we condemn. it is a stereotyping and generalising, places everyone under the same ban. that's the epitome of ignorance >> reporter: can you understand the fear that might be driving some of the attacks? not that if justifies it, but the fear of seeing people die
around the world? >> fear is a very powerful emotion, so i can understand how that can cause people to think certain ways and to behaviour in other ways. >> reporter: the protesters say they're targeting this mosque because at least two men who prayed here were convicted in 2008 of funneling money to a terrorist group. that is closed, but the protesters say it is happening. ism we are clearly not terrorists, we're not violent, dangerous, anybody that should be feared. we are your friends, we are the neighbors, the colleagues at work, the classmates in school. doctors and engineers. like any other american. >> we don't know how many bad people are in that mosque. >> reporter: have you gone inside? >> no. what will i find? are they going to be wearing a sign saying i'm a jihad afloat? >> reporter: the imam says the
doors are open to anyone who wants to dialogue. >> they will come to see that we're beautiful people in the same way that other human beings are beautiful people regardless of their religious background or their ethnic make up. i do not meanwhile, the families who worship here feel threatened by the loaded weapons >> >> reporter: what is the message of coring these guns today? >> self protection >> reporter: are you being attacked? >> not yet, but it could happen. >> reporter: the imam said he did instruct his congregation not to engage with the protesters today. there was also a police presence what is the reaction of the broader community to demonstrations like this? >> reporter: even as this armed demonstration was happening in down town dal as today more than a hundred people gathered in support, in solidarity of the muslim community. he the imam seps while he is confidence there are extremists
in the fringe and american community that are protesting the presence of muslim, he can confident that overall they are supported thank you for that report. it was a volatile week on the presidential campaign trail. >> i'm calling for a total and complete shut down of muslims entering the united states coming up words that sparked a political fire storm around the world. a trump effect next. plus the first for the arab nation for saudi arabia. women running for regional elections and voting. >> we can do something different.
women cast their votes and stood as candidates for the first time in saudi arabia's elections. it is a move that is seen as historic to activists there who say it opposite the door to a more equal society. saudi arabia is the only company where women can't drive, and their male guardians can stop them from driving, working, even from having surgery. >> reporter: the end of a historic today in saudi arabia. the polls have closed. it is not only the first time women have been allowed to vote and run, but it is the third time that any saudi arabia citizen has taken to the polls because this the third time that
elections have taken place in the kingdom. vote counting will begin at any moment now. the ballot papers being emtempt-- e p.m. tieked. this is a significant stüve towards having a more exclusive society than not only for women but also youth. the voting age has been reduced from 21 years to 18 years. whether any women will win any of these seats people are waiting to find out when the results are announced late on sunday or sunday afternoon. however, nonetheless, these are significant elections about 100 people held a peaceful demonstration in moscow today calling for the removal of government officials amid the country's financial crisis. many citizens have suffered financial losses following the bankruptcy of an airline and the
closing of banks by regulators. low oil prices p have sent the russian economy into a recession. the week in politics began with the presidential address from the oval office about the growing threat of terrorism. however, the president's remarks were quickly over shadowed by one g.o.p. candidate's controversial policy proposal. obama outlined his strategy against i.s.i.l. he called on muslims to confront extremist ideology and urged americans to exercise compassion. >> just as it is the responsibility of muslims around the will world to root out misguided ideas that lead to radicalization, it is the responsibility of all americans, of every faith, to reject discrimination. it is our responsibility to reject legal edge use tests on-- religious tests on who we let into this country
donald trump unveiled plans for a contentious immigration
policy. >> donald trump is calling for a total and complete shut down of muslims entering the united states until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on mr trump's announcement was condemned by many, including prominent members of his own party. >> this is not conservativism. what was proposed yesterday is not what this party stands for and, more importantly, it's not what this country stands for. >> this whole notion that somehow we can just say no more muslims, just ban a whole religion depose against everything we stand for and believe for we are learning what we think of americans's donald trump's proposal of banning us limbs in the u.s. a new poll finds that nearly 60% of the americans surveyed oppose the idea.
republicans appear to be divided on the proposal. 42% of g.o.p. respondents support trump's idea while 36% oppose if. also this week republican presidential candidate ben carson
is threatening to leave the party following a report that republican leaders are trying to manipulate the nomination process. carson is angry about a washington post story that party leaders met to discuss the possibility of a brokered convention. according to the post smshgs power brokers argued that if donald trump wins the primarys, the establishment wing should rally around an alternative candidate. >> i think the party should not not be doing anything that is deceptive and under the covers and that thwarts the will of the people >> reporter: you trust the republican party. >> traditionally, no. i'm hopeful that maybe we have some better leadership now than we've had in the past before he spoke, ben carson issued a statement saying in
part i will not sit by and watch an feft. if he is not our nominee. we have a massive problem. my campaign is about we the people not they the powerful. donald trump has said if he is not treated fairly by the republican party, he will consider running as an independent. earlier jonathan martin spoke with a republican strategyist. they talked about the up coming debate and the perceived risk of candidates attacking front runner donald trump. >> reporter: do the candidates hope to get some new supporters if he ends up not being the republican president and won't be attacked. you will find people like ted cruz and marco rubio and jed bush might attack him, chris christie tea might attack him, and there might be something to gain, but donald trump is ahead by double digits in a number of
these states. so he is the guy to watch. you have to knock him off, take him out of first place with a strong performance and that's likely enough to happen. >> reporter: the risk has been everybody who has attacked him face on has handed up dropping out of the race. you look at a rick perry or another who hasn't dropped on out, you see him floundering. taking on trump is a tough task. no-one who has taken him on hasn't risen in the polls. it hasn't been a helpful strategy. do you disagree with him politely, do you take him on loudly. what is the way to do this? it is tricky because no-one who has done it has gone up in the polls. . people who have, have gone down or not in the race the next debate is tuesday
in las vegas on third rail, the panel discusss the intersection of islamic extremism. >> i think we have to call it what it is. there is a segment of the islam population that there is a radical portion of that religion that is a problem right now. we have to confront that problem. by no means the overwhelming group of people with islam faith, of muslim faith are great people. >> there is no better recruiting tool for i.s.i.s. than this kind of tool >> it seems that there has been a lot of fermenting and gathering without that what is our best vaccination. >> when we act like the reaction to this happened after they have been beheading journalists, drowning their own people. we've seen the videos. now all of a sudden because we said we have to go after these
people, what? >> i do think the confusion people have with the republican party at this point is that they keep criticising the president for not using the phrase road accidented rail islam. >> the-- radical. >> the real problem is not just with the republican problem, and not just trump who is not the only one is spewing racist rhetoric. it marginalises the 99.9% of muslims who don't have anything to do with i.s.i.l. george bush has bent over buck wards to say that muslim is not our enemies, but allies. >> we didn't hear them applauding george bush, on shows where they said great job mr president you brought us together. you did the right thing. >> no. that's not true. >> it's not the point.
alibaba is said to by the newspaper the post. a fear is that it will lead to increased government censorship. >> reporter: not surprisingly news of the long anticipated sale to alibaba was front page of the newspaper itself. with it's 112 year history, it is considered by the paper of record in its china compelling. in an open letter to readers the group is set to keep the status quo. it adds that the world needs a plurality of views with the group warning of a western bias in much of the mainstream media. the fear for many is that under jack maher, the founder, that will translate into a
self-censorship of china stories. >> jack maher is close to the party and state leaders of china. so it is most unlikely that he would want his newspaper to run critical articles about individual leaders or policies. a former china editor of the post who says many colleagues at the paper are unhappy with what they see as an erosion of hong kong's press freedom. >> for the chinese party propaganda is important. they feel if they can control the mass media, then it will facilitate their effort to enhance political control of hong kong. >> reporter: the post joins other media entities being acquired by mainland owners, but the trend is also leading to a rise in online news alternatives in both cantonese and english. >> if you just look at what we
intended to do and the overwhelming response we've got, record breaking crowd funding and traffic, then i think the appetite for free press in hong kong is certainly still there. changing technology opening up new fronts in the developing battle for the control of hong kong's media the last surviving white tigercub in a crimean zoo died. a criminal case has been filed against the officials. the two older siblings died. iraq and syria, part of i.s.i.l.'s propaganda strategy has included the callous destruction of art on important sites.
21st century technology may represent retore it for future generations. >> 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 low cost cameras they will use because it might 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 of ancient sites, including the 2000 temple which they destroyed in august, looting the site for valuable antiquitys. >> i.s.i.l. leaves rubble behind and we can in short order put the structures back the way they were and people can get on we're their lives. they can see family sites and go on as usual. this is the promises that these images hold >> each one of these represent
a photograph >> reporter: they're rendered into architectural drawings. if in the future the syrians decide to rebuild the towers and ancient structures, then a 3d printer takes over. robotic machining techniques used. >> this particular art structure, this is 15 metres high. so it's not small. it also has a fair bit of surface detail. we can go from the photographs to an actual physical structure in a period before about three months. it's a much shorter time than it would take by the original way. >> reporter: many represent a meeting between east and west architecture. there are elements of different styles. >> to me it was a symbolic representation of what it should become, a unified region where
cultures living together in a more harm ownous fashion-- harmonious fashion. the symbolic representation is taken away >> reporter: beautiful around architecture and a rich cultural heritage becomes part of a person. when that has gone, they lose a little bit of their identity. this is why the project is so par because they're preserving history in an integral part of the region for the next generation thank you so much for joining us. i will be back at 11pm eastern, 8 pm pacific. america tonight is next. >> we are scared. >>...have an organized right-wing movement trying to kill others.