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>> welcome to the news hour. i'm richelle carey. this is al jazeera live from doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes. almost five years of fighting and a quarter of million people killed. the diplomatic push to end the conflict in syria takes center stage. after protests in baghdad protests in baghdad where turkey move its troops, based in iraq.
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outside of a courthouse a well-known rights lawyer stands trial over online posts. south africa's president appoints a third finance minister in less than a week. >> after five years of fighting and bloodshed and still the war in syria seems to have no anyone site. the humanitarian chief concluded his visit to syria calling the situation there a blight on our collectsive conference but a diplomatic push to put an end to the cries. they discuss the conflict and prepare for a third round of talks in new york. we have reports of the latest developments from inside syria. >> winter has arrived in syria
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bringing with it a new set of challenges for people who have been displaced from their homes. >> these heaters are dangerous. children can suffocate. >> 35,000 syrians live in this camp on the northern outskirts of aleppo. while fighting in the area continues, and this is the most intense anywhere in syria in the central city of homsa u.n. u.n.-negotiated cease-fire is holding. u.n. chief stephen or brian sa o'brien said it was the first time they could deliver aid in 11 months. this area is unthreat. iranian-backed rebel fight verse been tunneling towards
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positions. they're trying to cut a supply route to the airport. they say the regime does not recognize the truce signed by bashar al-assad's government. more than 50 people have been killed in attacks east of damascus. it happened as the u.n. humanitarian chief wrapped up his three-day visit. this situation is unacceptable, a blot on our collective conscience. >> there are 7.6 million internally displaced syrians. the u.n. said three-quarters don't have access to drinking water while 2 million children are out of school. bernard smith, al jazeera. >> humanitarian chief stephen o'brien, who you just saw in the report, join us now. you just concluded your visit to
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homs. what did people tell you. >> in the neighborhood just on the edge of homs city, we have community leaders and those who have been part--helping to bring about a local cease-fire. local reconciliation. this brings in the necessary supplies to help them build their lives and some hope to stay in their own homes. it was a very significant moment. i was very pleased that was the case. i hope we can use this as an example of how to use this whether it's a grave needs, the absolute transparency that they need. we need to bring in humanitarian
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supplies. getting humanitarian access to people in need is the fundamental that we need to work on. there are so many people in grave need in many parts of syria, as you know. >> is there a potential for a cease-fire in other parts of the country as well. >> thethere are hostilities that make it difficult to get humanitarian aid in, there is very little getting through for long periods of time, and families are in grave need of humanitarian support. we need to find how we do better. and above all, because we have to with all the parties we have
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to rise above the fight to make sure that we find the need the hue tearans have an absolute right to have access to all the people's needs. that's what i was discussing with everything that we all met. and where you get this right you can do it. it's not a question of whether we can do it or commissioning the work and getting on with it. >> when you speak of responding to the humanitarian need, how would you characterize the international response. would you characterize it an as not having the political will to do this? why has it not been done sooner? >> no, we need to be clear. the international community is very concerned, and of course the whole time that syria has been in crisis. >> concerned, yes, but acting enough.
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>> well, as soon as you have access, yes, then up you can put convoys together and you can have access. but until you have access you're not in position to get humanitarian supplies in. it is important to have dialogue with the syrian government and the other groups involved in the conflict to secure these opportunities to get access. it's not really the international communities as much but having the opportunity to have access when you have a conflict raging. we need to have these cease-fires these hostilities so you can get humanitarian supplies in to the people who are most vulnerable and who need it. it is important to have these agreements to have access to get supplies in to people in need. it is important not to distort
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where the difficulties lie. you need to have enough safe access to get supplies to people in need. that's what we're negotiating. >> are there renewed talks to get a solution? are you optimistic about these talks? >> i'm always optimistic where there is a dialogue. there has to be opportunity to be huge progress. but i'm also realistic. it takes a lot of will, a lot of effort, and a lot of things to fall in place. i'm welcome to the initiatives and to do everything we can on the humanitarian side. seeking to convene the parties who encourage them to come up with the necessary building of confidence that would enable that political process to have a
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future for the people of syria, and you always have to keep that at the forefronts of our minds. the men, women, girls, boys, who have "r" under terrible humanitarian needs, under terrible pressure. they need our support, and there will be an opportunity early in february for the international community to come together, and make sure that the resources are mobilized. at the same time help them to establish resilience, and with stand the oppression that all of us can only imagine and very difficult to do so, how terrible it must be fo to be under constant threat and lack of hope. that's why we engage in all directions, including the physical track to find a durable
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solution so we can meet all the demands and help people to have a future. >> stephen o'brien, humanitarian chief, after a three-day visit to syria. thank you very much for your time. we'll go to the meeting in paris discussing the situation in syria. every few months there are new talks. what is substantially significant about this latest round of talks. is there a chance that something might come out of this? >> well, richel, they have been
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tight-lipped, but i think we can safely surmise that the sorts of humanitarian crisis we've been hearing about will certainly be among the discussions here. also it is likely that the aftermath, the repercussions in riyadh will be discussed. the future of syria, whether there is a future at all for president bashar al-assad. the united states believes there is no future for mr. assad. certainly that's been their position for many years now. we can be certain they will be talking about the action that can be taken. we know that the two countries concerned have been taking action in syria and in iraq to combat isil as well. certainly those elements we can expect to be on the agenda. but as i say officials have been tight-lipped. perhaps if there is a news conference in the next few hours after the meeting we'll hear
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more whether anything more substantial has been discussed or as you suggest agreed upon. >> dominic can you talk about the feeling in france specificsly regarding syria and bombing isil? >> well, certainly speaking the french reaction to the situation in syria as far as bombing isil is concerned generally speaking is broadly supportive of the actions that president françois hollande called for, certainly in the aftermath of the attacks. the feeling was that this was something that needed to be done. certainly that's what françois hollande did, and there seems to be agreement for this activity, for these attacks by the french on isil targets. certainly that was the feeling and opinion polls in recent weeks. of course, in the elections that were held in the last few weeks,
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in the final result yesterday, mr. hollande's party did not do as quite as we might have hoped. i don't think we can read too much into that because of the domestic political situation going on here as well. apart from the meeting here, there are meetings being held. president barack obama is in a meeting in a half hour's time to discuss isil. and there are meet negotiation brussels in the belgium capital today, and we expect the u.n. international policy to speak about what the e.u. foreign ministers have been discussing. this will be important because of the up-coming summit of government leaders taking place in belgium on friday. we know the situation regarding isil and the threat of terrorism and leaders in europe perceive
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it is high on their agenda. >> dominic. thank you. german chancellor angela merkel said that her government will reduce the number of refugees accepted, but she promises not to shut the door. germany's open door policy has caused rifts in her own party. >> we want to reduce the number of refugees because it's in the interest of everyone. it's in germany's interest with a few on the tasks ranging from the accommodation of refugees and integration into society and the labor market. it is in europe's interest in view of our internal situation in europe and with a view of our position in the world. nobody, no matter why they the
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journey, thoughtlessly leave their home. turkey said it has been routinely deploying it's troops against the armed group but it was at rifle of additional forces with tanks and heavy armory earlier this month that soured the relations between anglany angl ankara and baghdad. iraq calls it violation of international law. >> the turkish groups stationed in northern iraq are finally on their way out. from the peshmerga sources we know that more than 1,000 troops are on their way out. turkey insist there is were only 150 here. but the kurds also say that there are trucks that are
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carrying not just tanks but also other heavy military equipment, the movement of these equipment and large number of troops caused a row between the two governments. the prime minister of iraq wrote to the united nations asking it to use its influence on turkey to try to get these troops out of his territory. turkey insists that these troops are important in the fight against isil, also to take on isil's stronghold of mosul. kurdish sources have told that's this has happened after intense negotiations between baghdad, any annikbag baghdad and ankara. >> i would encourage every single business in the world f they haven't do it already, to become climate change literate.
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>> how to interpret the climate change policies. and drug groups have vast networks of tunnels. and more on the champions league knock out stages. >> south africa new finance minister jacob zuma was criticized for firing it's finance minister and replacing him with an unknown person. >> we've seen a steady recovery
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of the rand not immediately that the announcement was made that there would be a new finance minister also reassuring investors that south africa will be okay, and this is just after south africa narrowly missed the down grade to junk status. however, economists are worried, and they'll wait to see what happens in the new year. president jacob zuma has seen a great amount of criticism, and this is just the latest in th the stream of controversial incidents. they initially, when he sat the first finance minister, the
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african national congress said that they note and respect his decision. they didn't say much more after that usually coming to his defense. it's only after the appoint of pravin gordhan that they question his position. he consulted with the members of the alliance, the south africa communist party as well as the trade union. this, of course, after massive amount of criticism. they saw him on the weekend, that's where we saw the result of pravin gordhan being reinstated. >> peace talks in burundi. there has been an escalation in violence on friday where 87 people were killed. burundi has been unstable since the president said he would seek a third term in office.
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the e.u. has pledged financial support to help with the process of stopping the violence. >> we're in contact with the african union to facilitate the dialogue led by the region itself, and we have also prepared some financial supports to facilitate this dialogue so we can start immediately. it is urgent that it is started immediately. >> counting is underway in the south african c.a.r. constitution referendum. in a vote on the draft constitution it is seen as a test for national elections scheduled late this month. the country descended into conflict after muslims overthrew the christian president.
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many say there is constant fear for their lives. [singing] >> the rare call to prayer in the central african republic. the central mosque is one of only four places of worship for the few thousand muslims who remain in the capital. the hundred thousand muslims were forced from their homes and thousands of others were killed during the civil war. >> the c.a.r. is for all central africans, christians and muslims. they want to live in dignity and in freedom. this is the district, only safe place for muslims. it is protected by international peace keepers. and in this neighborhood there is no conflict between muslims and christians, but danger lurks
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nearby. >> we cannot go to the hospital. we have six children. if we go out they will kill us. >> more muslims live along side few christians, but cut from the rest of the city they are deprived of education and healthcare. >> we cannot go downtown to buy any goods, and no one is transporting goods to us out of fear of being killed 37. >> what started as a power grab between armed groups turned into a fighting between christians and rebels. christians are increasingly targeting muslim families. but christian worshipers in this church say they just want to live in harmony with their neighbors. sunday mass is a weekly chance
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to pray for forgiveness and peace. >> peace goes with forgiveness. each member has to review their life and ask for change. >> the search for a long-lasting peace continues. al jazeera. >> the trial of over china's most prominent dissident has ended just after five years. human rights lawyer has spent a year and a half in prison because of comments he posted online criticizing the ruling communist party. adrian brown reports from beijing. >> china's constitution guarantees free speech. but there wasn't much of that outside of beijing's second intermediate court. police pushed away diplomats, journalists and supporters over one of china's best known
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dissidents. someone shouted that china's president is despicable. >> you can see that the police are preven preventing any immediate getting near to the court. this is the same treatment meted out to foreign diplomats. many people are watching this trial with great interest. he is a very prominent dissident, and it is very difficult to film now. >> among the diplomats turned away, the first secretary of the u.s. embassy. >> civil society leaders should not be subjected to continuing oppression. >> that's about as much as he was able to say before he, too, was pushed away. he was here to show support to one of china's leading advocates for free speech. pu was arrested after he posted statements mocking china's
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government his clients include another dissents voice ai wei wei. >> these signs say that he is not guilty. that's enough to be arrested. >> you're guilty if you even send flowers. >> china's legal statuse legal in accordance with the law. the people in question should
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cooperate. >> last week one state-owned up in urged judges in this case to ignore pressure from western governments. adrian brown, al jazeera, beijing. >> patrick is china's researcher at amnesty international, and he said that china's crackdown is getting worse. >> this is a politically motivated trial. you can see how the lack of transparency to courtroom procedures that lead to this morning's trial, and the crackdown on the supporters outside of court. you can see this is a situation that is increasing in china on cracking down on dissidents. because of the increasing interest of these lawyers, the government is very concerned
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whether these lawyers are becoming a force in society that leads to the fear of instability in china. but actually it's not grounded. what we see in these lawyers and what we can see from pu zhiqiang's case, he only posted things to his website account. >> opposition la law lawmakers in kosovo fire tear gas. plus behind-the-scenes battling a prominent billionai billionaire. and in sports the finalists are announced for african footballer of the year. we'll have all the details.
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>> images matter. >> innovative filmmaker, spike lee - on his controversial new movie. >> the southwest side of chicago is a war zone. >> taking on the critics. >> and another thing... a lot of the people have not seen the film. >> and spurring change through his art. >> we want this film to save lives. >> i lived that character. >> we will be able to see change. >> you're watching al jazeera, and here are your top stories. the u.n. humanitarian chief
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concluded his three-day visit to syria. he called the situation there a blot on our collective conscience. and the latest effort to put the end to syria's five-year-old war. a number of troops based in mosul in iraq has been pulled out of that area. they're not clear if they have left the country. their deployment caused diplomatic problems iraq and turkey. on wednesday south africaen president jacob zuma sacked his finance minister causing devaluing of the rand. patty, what do we expect from the president? >> well, richelle, this is much more about public relations.
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the president regularly meets with his national security team, but he doesn't usually do it on camera or at the pentagon. but the reason that he feels a need to chair the narrative is because poll after poll the vast majority of americans don't think that the american is doing enough to fight the islamic state in iraq and the levant. they think what he's doing isn't working. one recent poll, 54% of americans say that he's not doing a good job handling the threat of terrorism. that is the worst rating in his entire career. >> do we actually expect any strategy change given that we think it's probably more about optics right now? >> we haven't seen any major shifts when it comes to isil strategy. usually it's incremental. we don't expect the president to make any announcements. he'll spend the entire week convincing the american people that he has a strategy. ale do that going to a ceremony next week where people from the region are being sworn in.
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again, the colls are showing that the majority of americans don't few they should be taking in syrian refugees. he'll visit his counter terrorism center before he heads off to hawai'i for a couple of weeks of vacation. >> patty culhane reporting from washington. thank you. >> a political report into what happen to a russian plane in october said there is no evidence of terrorism so far. that conflicts with the russian investigation which said that the plane was brought down by a bomb planted by isil. all 224 passengers and crew on board that metro jet airbus died. the report was issued by the egyptian civil aviation ministry. the plane was headed to st. petersburg carrying tourists from the holiday resort of sharm el sheik.
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there has been fighting in yemen. a cease-fire between the yemeni government and the houthis is due to come into effect on monday. an u.n.-brokered peace attack on tuesday after 19 civilians were killed. a landmark deal was agreed to in paris. some are warning that the real hard work of implementing the deal just now begins. it's approval by 195 countries in the european union was greeted by much fanned fair on saturday night and urged all nations to limit greenhouse emissions and report back in five years. but some say that the text has been diluted.
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>> the overall agreement is legally binding. some elements of it including the pledges to curb emissions by individual countries are not. this means that the success of the agreement depends entirely on political will with each country setting it's own goals and deciding whether to sign up to a five-year checkup on what progress it is making. one of the world leading scientists put it this way. >> it's a fraud, really, a fake. worthless words. no action, just promises. as long as fossil fuel appears to be the cheapest fuel out there, it will continue to be burned. >> the agreement recycled pledges from previous talks to raise $100 billion from 2020 from rich countries to help poor countries transform their economies. but over all success in tackl ing climate change rests, as it always has, on the shoulders of individual governments. it its up to them to honor their promises and good intentions and
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then to turn their words into action. al jazeera. >> jim young, the president of the world change, hit back, he said that businesses around the world need to become climate literate. >> without a robust response to climate change in decision to 100 million people will be plunged into poverty by 2030. we put out a business plan for africa, specific business plan for africa in the face of climate change. this document talks about the link between climate change and poverty. and this document really focuses on adaptation in poor countries far more than any other previous documents. for us we any this is a significant step forward. you know, we know that we've got to get moving, and that as any african leader will tell you, having had very little responsibility for putting carbon in the air, they now have the boot of climate change on their neck. every time there is an extreme weather event. every time there are heavy
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rains, the infrastructure is not climate resilient in most of africa. so that's our job. and we--we have pledged between now and 2020 $6 billion for building climate start infrastructure, and we need $10 billion more than that to begin the process of building that climate resilient infrastructure that we know we need. what this really means is that even though we at the world bank had been the largest funder of climate change related eart efforts, we need to look at our response i did. >> encourage every business in the world to become climate change literate. there is not a business in the world that can afford not to.
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the things we invest in are going to change. every road that we build in africa or in any developing country we now have to make these roads climate resilient. the impact of climate change on every aspect of the business world is very, very real. so study this agreement. understand what it means. study the science of climate change, and think creatively about how you can succeed, how you can prosper in the low cardon future that now more than 190 countries have committed to. >> france's far-right party has been defeated in the second round of regional elections. the national front failed to win a single region despite leading six of 16 regions in the first round of voting just a week ago. acknowledging defeat, leader marie la pen vows to keep fighting. police in northern paris are
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hunting for a hooded man claiming to be acting for isil who attacked a nursery schoolteacher. the man approached the teacher as she was preparing for class at the center the siege in the days after the paris attacks. paul brennon it's more. >> the attack took place at 7:30 local time when a had a-year-old teacher was preparing for the start of lessons and before any children had arrived. the attacker was wearing an overalls, with a billy club and mask. the reports say this attack might be related to isil are being treated cautiously. >> this morning an individual entered the school and he attacked a teacher with a pair of scissors and craft knife that he found at the scene. thankfully she's okay. he said this was done for daesh.
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that's a detail that must be taken in with the investigation. >> it's. excuse of the moment, daesh, daesh again. they do something stupid, and they claim it's in the name of daesh. >> while this attacker remains on the loose, the authorities are taking no chances. isil has previously made threats against france's secular education system. classes have been canceled today and security is stepped up. >> we're going to reinforce security in the school and schools in the area. we have a flexible and adaptable security tale to do that comprised of security forces also psychologists and doctors to help school staff. >> france remains with a high state of alert following last month's paris attacks. the security services face a challenge to also intercept individuals simply claiming affiliation. paul brennan, al jazeera. >> in kosovo politicians are
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using tear gas inside parliament to protest. get this, opposition leaders want the government to end deals with serbia and montenegro, one of which gives more power to the serbian community, and the other is over marking the border with montenegro. kosovo declared independence, which belgrade does not recognize. it's been 20 years since the official signing of the deal that brought peace to the area. it ended one of modern europe's bloodiest conflicts, the bosnian war in which 100,000 people were killed. bosnia was preserved as a single state but split into two parts, a muslim federation and serb republic. it brought peace at the time reinforced ethnic division. >> sarajevo was the heart of the conflicts that marked the
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disintegration of yugoslavia. the siege lasts for 44 months, the longest recorded in modern warfare. shells and sniper fire rained down on civilians and fighters alike. monday is the 20th anniversary of the signing of the peace accord in paris that brought peace to sarajevo, and ended the war that forced 2 million people from their homes and killed an estimated 100,000 across the former communist state. with such a painful past, the question is can sarajevo's future ever be truly secure? many liberal politicians in the city fear that the past could come back to haunt them. >> the presence of the past is eating the every day lives of people. we're going back to the
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polarization of the ethnic divisions that are still exist in the country, that are a by-product of the war, and in a way they were cemented by the peace accords. >> cemented, too, in the streets of the city, reminders of where civilians were cut down during the siege. the so-called roses of sarajevo. >> at an art gallery in the historical heart of the city, us she spoke of the color that has come back to her work since the siege ended, the siege that strangled any desire in her to paint. >> we all were exposed to daily shelling. our lives were so simple. and we didn't know whether we would wake up the next morning alive. >> hope for the future is hard to find in this city. the city is still besieged by its past. al jazeera, sarajevo. >> workers in the u.s. city of
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las vegas has been protesting ahead of the final debate by politicians seeking the republican presidential nomination. protesters have gathered outside of a luxurious hotel owned by presidential hopeful donald trump. >> it is a city built for excess where everything is on display and for sale, and thousands can be bet on a single game of cards. las vegas, nevada, is rebounding from the recession. but for people who make their play possible, things are not quite as good. people like maria. she cleans hotel rooms for $14.86 an hour. she said it's not enough for her and her kids even though it's double the federal rage. >> i feel a lot of stress at home. sometimes i have stop paying bills to get food for my kids.
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that's my life, every day. >> in the shadow of the gleaming gold tower where she works she took part in this protest march in an attempt to start an union to demand better wages because the person she works for, republican presidential candidate donald trump said that a higher minimum wage would be bad for the country. it's a big debate in this campaign. american wages have barely increased, so the question for politicians, should the federal minimum wage be raised. democrats say it would help the economy. >> people who really need the money get it. what you also see because they really need the money, so they spend it, and as that cycles through the economy this creates opportunities and there is a broader effect that is not just the increase. >> republicans argue the opposite would actually happen. >> doubling the minimum wage would not help the economy.
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it would make our businesses less competitive. it would likely mean higher prices and lower benefits for workers, and many individuals would not be able to get a job at all. >> both sides say they have studies to back up their arguments. for some, it's a personal appe appeal. >> we are a person. we have a life at home. we deserve to have better. >> her boss disagrees, so her coworkers voted to form an union, hoping if they can't change his mind for the country, they can force him to change for one part of his business empire. las vegas, nevada. >> well, the world's most wanted drug lord tunneled out of pris prison. john holman got a chance to see one of them firsthand, and he sent this report.
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>> it looks like just another empty warehouse in tijuana, just a stone's throw of the u.s. border. but this one is different. it hides a secret. under this floorboard is one of the many so-called super tunnel it's built by powerful cartels to get drugs into its biggest market, the united states. their sophisticated works of engineering with lighting, ventilation and primitive transport system. >> this trolley can be wheeled along these roads, and that's what people would do to transport soil in and out of the tunnel. >> their multi million dollar investments eight soccer pitches long. everyone wants in. investigators tell us that tunnels like this one are rented out by their owners to other criminal groups who want to transport their merchandise to the other side.
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>> those hired to do the digy are normally told little and run the biggest risk of arrest or worse. >> it has happened in the past, apparently. that cartels simply kill the people who were digging so they took the secret to their grave with them. >> the sinaloa car sell tunneling the most wanted drug lord el chapo out of jail. but the tijuana border is the real hot spot. >> if you put a long row on the mexican side and a long row on the u.s. side, the cartels are going to use that to their benefit. >> eric fieldman is in charge of a special tunnel task force the u.s. authorities have formed to try to stop the cartels. using rudimentary equipment and door-to-door inquiries they've
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discovered 40 tunnels. when they find them they fill them in so they can't be used again. but incredible that does not happen on the mexican side. >> we've come across instances where on the mexican side they have not been remediated, and they have dug into the tunnels to lessen the investment. >> many have been discovered, but how many more are moving drugs under the very ground that the authorities are guarding. tijuana, mexico. >> coming up in sport. the first glimpse of tokyo's proposed olympic stadium. the only way to get better is to challenge yourself,
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>> and now time for all your sport. >> richelle, thank you so much. . barca's squad are currently in japan in the semifinals of the world cup. the first leg of their tie against arsenal won't take place until february 16th. barcelona beat the gunners in the 2006 final as well as the knockout stages in 2010 and 2011. >> yes, barcelona are full of great players. having said that we have our own world-class players. we have alexi sánchez, who i'm sure will be delighted to go back and play begins one of his
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former clubs. we'll tie the ground and it will fantastic games of european football. >> let's take a look at the other pairings. >> psg are drawn with madrid. they're pitted against roma and psg will meet chelsea again after having knocked them out at the same stage last season. >> very good club with very good players, we coached you know everybody knows we are assured that he wil that they will do
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well. >> this is a knockout game, and this is what happens over the two legs, the team that is in form, the team that does well, and the team that goes through. >> the champions league is a redeeming feature of chelsea season's there is a stern leader on monday when they visit leicester who can reclaim top spot on the table. >> if they resist, to be there if they get the results. it is because they--it would be something magnificent. it would be something to impress the football world, but sometimes these things can happen, and why not to happen with them. so they're there because they're
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doing magnificent as well. and we are where we are because we're doing well. >> turkey's team has joined. the sides are due to meet in istanbul on january 16th following a tie in moscow a week later. draw took place at uefa headquarters. manchester united will face danish side. liverpool will make on oxburg. the confederation of african football a will name it's three contenders for player of the year award. yaya toure i. the winner will be announced on
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january 7th. the carolina panthers thrash the atlanta falcons improving 13-0. they clinch the first-round bye in the playoffs. the new england patriots also secured their seventh straight playoff spot. they beat the houston texans on sunday. pats quarterback tom brady led the way to a 27-6 win. new england are the third team to walk off a postseason spot and also top the afc standings. the toronto raptors bleat the philadelphia 76ers for their fourth win in a row in the nba. the night belonged to to a game high 25 points leading the raptors to the win. philadelphia has had one win in 25 games this season. and the nhl the chicago
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blackhawks patrick kane contributed to scoring for the 26th consecutive game. it came in the 4-0 win over the vancouver canucks. he has the longest point streak since the 30-game run in the '90s. to cricket, sri lanka were bowled out on the final day chasing 405 for the victory. the second match of the two-test series starts in hamilton on friday. >> the striker is a tough position. we have some young bowers who allow some questions on day one, and thankfully we're at the top of the order t.
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>> plans for the 2020 tokyo olympics. a plan will be proposed before the end of the year. the design has glass outer walls and is intended to reflect traditional asian concepts. they're both understated than the original plan, which was crapped over controversy to its scale and cost. ththe coliseum painted in red, white green of the italian had a flag, a decision won't be made until 2017. >> keep it here for al jazeera. another full bulletin of news is straight ahead.
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>> with winter making hard lives harder for displaced syrians, ministers step up their diplomatic efforts to end the war. >> you're watching al jazeera. also coming up in this bulletin . >> the ram rand rallies as south africa gets its third finance minister in a week. and the tunnel that one


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