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>> larry for us in washington. stand by. we're 12 seconds away from the top of the hour. we want to reset in case you're joining us, the president coming out and addressing reporters for the second time in recent weeks concerning the threat of isil, especially in the wake of the san bernardino, california, attacks. the president, in his speech, without taking questions just a moment ago saying that the united states is hitting isil harder than ever before. take a listen. bla bombers and drones have been increasing the pace of their strikes. nearly 9,000 as of today. last month in november, we dropped more bombs on i.s.i.l. targets than any other month since this campaign started. we're also taking out i.s.i.l. leaders, commanders and killers one by one. >> we've got larry korb in washington and our national correspondents jamie mcintire there. larry i will begin with you.
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that being that a lot of people are wondering right now, because the united states is recognized for years that this was going to be the emerging threat. in other words, not uniform forces, soldiers who lay low, and attack, or in this case, try and attack the united states on the home land. did the pentagon not prepare for the fact that these lone wolves would be cropping up and if so, how do you prepare for lone wolf attacks like we saw in san bernardino, california? >> that's not the pentagon's responsibility. that's why we created after the attacks of 9/11 the department of homeland security, which we spent $600 billion on since 9/11 to deal with that. and you know we know that the fbi has been tracking something like 900 people. president didn't get into it today. i think he did in the previous speech he gave that jamie referred to earlier. but the fact of the matter is, you can't buy perfect security. you'll always have people inspired by all kinds of reasons
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to do horrible things. in the run up to the thing you saw sandy hook. , more people died there than in san bernardino. so the idea that you can be perfectly secure, no, not the pentagon's job. it's the intelligence community working with homeland security to make sure that these loafn ln wolfs or a coordinated attack can't occur. >> you and i have spent decades in the media. those of us in the media always want to know what the united states is going to do in reaction to something. in the pentagon one of the major elements you try to maintain is the element of surprise. so when you're talking about i.s.i.l, how do you talk tough? how do you say we're going to get you here without telegraphing your purchase, what is the better way, talk tough or
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talk soft and carry a big stick? >> the american people want to know. we've got to inform our coalition partners. this is not like world war ii, the fact of the matter is they know they're going to get bombed. we are prepared to take ramadi because they are there. the thing is to say, look we're coming, get out of this. one of the things the president said is they are losing a lot of people, they are having defections. that is, you know, we're going to do this and you better realize you're not going to win. you've lost 40% of your territory. you're going to keep losing more. maybe you ought to give up on this basically crazy ideology. >> how do you battle this battle in the midst of a republican presidential primary, where everyone wants to sound strong, and gives as jamie mcintire
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pointed out the speech he gave not too long ago, there is a san bernardino attack where people all of a sudden feel vulnerable given despite the numbers? >> well, there's no way you can get rid of politics. every time i see obama i'm reminded of president eisenhower. because if people forget, john kennedy and the democrats campaigned against vice president richard nixon, saying that we've got bomber gaps, security gaps, an enemy 90 miles off the southern border, the fact of the matter, it wasn't true. it helped kennedy get elected. i'm not surprised. you have to take this with a grain of salt and recognize that when you get in it's a lot different. i worked for president reagan. people -- when i tell them after the marines were killed in lebanon we left. people are dumbfounded, really? i thought he would have bombed
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them back to the stone age. it's a lot different when you're in there compared to when you're campaigning. >> larry, there's one other thing i want to get to before we let you go for the afternoon. that is the defense industrial complex that you mentioned. eisenhower warned of it. are we seeing that in washington, d.c? i'm perplexed by the number of commercials advertising this weapon or that weapon or cyber-defense, et cetera, et cetera et cetera. >> no doubt about the fact that people have used the struggle against i.s.i.l. to increase defense spending. we went over, above the budget caps. and the defense companies are selling all kinds of weapons, to countries like saudi arabia and other gulf states, that ash carter is going to go over to go visit. so yes this is good for business. and remember, eisenhower gave that speech because after sputnik went up, people acted like they are acting now and he
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kept telling them no you don't need to do that. but he was actually overwhelmed by the complex. that's why he gave the speech. he knew what they were saying, the russians are coming, they got all these missiles, wasn't true. >> larry korb in washington, d.c, i appreciate your great grasp of history. especially when we're dealing with what we are now. jamie mcintire, the president talking about the ongoing effort inside of iraq and syria specifically mentioning ramadi, something we have not heard the president talk of that much. >> it is interesting, del. you mentioned the united states is fighting a somewhat unconventional foe. but something the u.s. military has discovered in trying to put together a campaign to retake ramadi, just to remind our viewers is in anbar province about 70 miles from baghdad which fell back in may in sort of an embarrassin embarrassing n
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which vastly superior holding force in ramadi was routed by a very small i.s.i.l. attacking force. but one of the things that the u.s. military has discovered there is that they trained the iraqi security forces, to essentially fight a counterinsurgency. the kind of asymmetrical warfare you are talking about where you don't have front lines and you don't know where the enemy is. in many places i.s.i.l. is fighting a very conventional warfare. they don't have an air force but they've dug in, and have improvised mine fields, fighting a conventional warfare against a city. they hadn't trained the iraqi forces to counter those kinds of things. why it's taken so long is the u.s. had to retrain the forces with the kind of conventional siege tactics. they've had to give them new technology to overcome some of
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the i.s.i.l. defenses including something called an explosive rope that you fire over the improvised mine field that provides a corridor you can go through. bulldozers that can put mounds of dirt in the way to counter i.s.i.l.'s most effective truck bombs, where they load a truck with huge explosives and send it among enemy forces. that's one thing that spooked the iraqi defenders in may when these truck bombs came in, huge mass of explosions, almost seemed like a nuclear weapon had gone off. there was this fog of war, didn't know what was going on. some retreated, it cascaded and that's how ramadi fell. it's interesting that one of the things that the united states has discovered in trying to get the iraqi forces to re-take ramadi is that they have had to go back and retrain them in more conventional tactics. right now, the siege to retake
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ramadi is making slow progress. it has seized some areas. i.s.i.l. still has the core. there were initially estimated to be about a thousand i.s.i.l. fighters there. the u.s. now thinks there may be about 600. the attacking force is about 10,000. so again a ten to one advantage but it's very slow, tough, urban combat. and the i.s.i.l. fighters who are there looking more desperate but they also look like they're ready to dig in and fight to the death. ramadi is important not because it will be a big psychological victory by the iraqi forces if they can retake that town but the u.s. needs the iraqi forces to retake ramadi so it can move on. you heard the president mention fallujah was surrounded, that's not far away, it's the next and then mosul, the de facto capital of i.s.i.l. in syria. that's one of the places they need to retake, testimony on the hill a week or so ago, the new
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joint chiefs chairman, general joseph dunford said, it will be many months before they can get there. best case scenario. >> messaging tone and tenor i want to play aa coun asound bit. the president addressing the issue of i.s.i.l. and the threat to national security from the pentagon. this is what he said with regard to the strategy and how they were going to be defeated. tough talk. take a listen. >> more people are seeing i.s.i.l. for thugs and the thieves and the killers that they are. we've seen instance he of i.s.i.l. fighters defectining others who have tried to escape have been repelled, local populations and help fuel the refugee crisis. so many people are migrating said one syrian refugee, siel,
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i.s.i.l. she said will end up all alone. >> larry korb, you know this better than most when we have politicians, when we have people on capitol hill calling for carpet bombing and troops inside iraq and syria it does lil to affect the issue of homeland security back at home. was that the tough talk that the american public needed to hear from a command inner chief with regards to a threat of terrorism that is very difficult to stop? >> well, if i were going to summarize the president's statement at the pepght, it woulpepght,pentagon, itwould bee succeeding, trust me pnl as the wants to feel safer at home, wants to see more progress.
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wants to see i.s.i.l. is defeated not at some distant point at the future but it is the president's strategy. if you got any new ideas from this meeting with 3 dozen members of the national security team he didn't share it with the american public. he doubled down on the strategy and tried to cite the bullet points many where weave, where e progress now. continuing diplomacy to solve the preliminary situation in syria don't show much signs of happening at all. >> jamie mcintire in washington, d.c. jamie, thank you very much, our national security correspondent. again president addressing reporters from the pentagon just a short time ago to say, they need to cut the heart to the blood of i.s.i.l, and how it
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will be received in washington is a different story. we're going to take a break. we'll be right back.
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>> we continue to following breaking news on several fronts. the defense wrapping up its arguments closing arguments in baltimore. it is the first of six trials in connection with the death of freddy gray. he is that 25-year-old who died from the injuries he suffered in the back of a police van. william porter was on trial, one of six officers charged the that case. our john terret is live in baltimore. john what do we expect will happen next? >> a very good lunch time to you del, it is a pretty warm day here and in the courtroom they are taking a break after listening to the final arguments from the prosecution first of all. and then defense. the defense has just wrapped up. the prosecution i think spoke for just under 60 minutes. the defense little more than an hour. now when the court resumes, a rebuttal by the prosecution.
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i don't think they spoke longer than the defense spoke, it won't be long. and then right after the judge gives them the final word, the jury will go to the jury room. we don't know how long that will be. the judge says he wants the case done by thursday del. >> always the question did they make their case? what did they have to say? >> reporter: well, the defense was pretty straightforward. defense attorney murtha going through all the evidence from all of the witnesses on the stand that the state put up, in great detail. corrective methodicallyvery, ve. he sort of apologized when he said, this is the last you'll hear from me. i'm sorry it's been detailed. we want to put the points before
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you so you understand. the basic defense argument is there's an abundance of reasonable doubt and an absence of evidence. i think the defense is making one key point perhaps to sum it up it would be and they say this, there are no state witness not one that the state put forward, testified that officer porter acted unreasonably. as for prosecution, jan bledsoe stepped forward and said the jury has to take into account the officer's criminal liability. pointed out the inconsistency in officer porter's testimony what he told police originally and what he said on the witness stand. making the point without saying it that he lied on the stand under oath. then jan bledsoe said to the jury, what would you do under the circumstances or what would a reasonable police officer do in a similar situation with all
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the training that they have? what would they do under those circumstances? and the prosecution said on that day april 12th of this year officer porter showed a complete disregard for human safety and life. and said with great power comes great responsibility. and that's a famous quote. making the point that officer porter had the chance, according to the prosecution, to exercise great power and frayed freddy gray's life but that -- around save fredd freddy gray's life be didn't do it. >> are the officials concerned of any unrest if the officer is acquitted? >> the word on the street here is of course there will be a great shock wave that will go through police if officer porter is found guilty or a great shock wave in the community if he is
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not. no one wants any violence on the scale we saw last april and may. that being said, the police are looking at a variety of scenarios that may play out once a decision is handed down by first of all the jury once they hand up their decision and once the judge rules it to be so. and all leave in the city has been cancelled for seven days. officers are going to be working 12-hour shifts and the view of the city of baltimore is don't judge us on the one trial. remember del there are six individual officers involved in the arrest of freddy gray and most unusually, six individual trials that will last between now and the springtime. the city is saying, whatever the outcome of the one of them look at the totality of all six trials before you make judgment. >> john terret, thank you very much. the l.a. county sheriffs department prosmses a full proml
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investigation of the shooting, of a black man who was waving a gun. suspect was shot 33 times. technical officials saying the shootings were justified. >> six 9/11 calls that were received from the residences in the area. not only was he armed but he discharged the weapon several times. >> calling on the justice department to investigate. former officer, from what he saw, he said it seemed justified. vin he cent hilvincent hill sayg was justified. >> they didn't know if the gun was loaded, for an officer to say maybe it is loaded, maybe it is not loaded, they have no idea. they had a 911 call of a man
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with a gun. police are trained to eliminate the threat. now eliminating the threat doesn't mean the threat is down. that means the threat has stopped. so when you're dealing with an armed suspect that has a loaded gun that has been firing at people that could easily turn to the officers and fire at any time, they were justified what they did. they don't want the next chicago or ferguson or baltimore. transparency is the key. >> they want to you come forward with any additional information or additional videos of that shooting. quelwell guns and violence l year long in the city of chicago. al jazeera is taking a look at the problem, five days in chicago, ash-har quraishi has more on the issues that continue to divide the windy city. >> weekend after weekend, shooting after shooting, chicago
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has become infamous for its gun violence. >> in chi ten people are dead at least 54 others are injured. >> it has dominated the headlines. >> seven of those people are are killed. >> given rise to the name chiraq. 929 homicides in the city, compared to 421 in 2014, but safety is relative. city worker is fed up. he took the day off to protest. >> it always has been division. there's always been two chicagos. we've known it. our whole lives. we hear shots almost every night. everybody is on pins and needles and after a period of time you become numb to it. i don't want us to be numb to it anymore.
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>> ash-har quraishi, al jazeera, chicago. >> we'll have much more, updating on the massacre at san bernardino. stay with us.
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you to make sense of your world. >> ali velshi on target. >> if you get one of those drones, the faa wants to you register your device before march of this year. the process is mandatory. the faa says drone sales could be high this season. it says the faa will give users the opportunity to learn the rules. al jazeera's lisa stark has more. >> this is for recreational drones. you have to do it if you fly a little drone. anything from about half a pound to 55 pounds will need to be registered through an online registration program through the faa which is expected to begin next monday. here are some of the details. if you bought your drone before next monday, before december 21st, you have to register it by february 19th. if you buy it after december
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21st you have to register it before your first flight. the faa is going to charge you $5 for that registration but if you do it within the first 30 days when that online registration is open they will give it to you for free. trying push people to do it early and as soon as possible. good for three years. you will get a unique registration number and somehow you have to affix it to your drone. that's because if it crashes somewhere the faa can trace it back to you. penalties if you don't register, up to $27,000 in civil penalties and up to $250,000 and three years in jail for criminal penalties for the most egregious of penalties. if you fly it recreationally, you have to be able to see it at all times and obviously a lot of drone owners are violating those rules and that's why this has
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become such a problem. a lot of people are buying these drones. hundreds of thousands. that's one of the reasons. they really wanted to get this in place during the holiday season and also because there have just been so many problems. you may remember there was a drone that ended up on the white house lawn, one that ended up in the stone stadium of the u.s. o. the faa tells me there have been more than 1100 reports by pilots of drone sightings this year, that is just a phenomenal increase over the previous years and a new report out friday by bard college found that over 300 of those were pretty close misses and 90 involved commercial jets. so you know it may seem like fun, buy this drone, fly it out there but it can have very serious consequences if it gets in the way of other airplanes. the owner must be responsible. we have a hobbyist group
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criticizing these rules and i wouldn't be surprised if this ends up in court. >> lisa stark, thank you very much. we want to go to california now, the fbi saying the search of that lake in san bernardino is now over. officials saying they did recover some items from the lake but won't say what they are. authorities were searching for evidence in the mass shootings that left 14 people dead. there are reports that investigators were looking for amissing hard drive that belonged to the two suspects. updating you on the top story, the president coming out giving yet another address saying the battle against i.s.i.l. in iraq and syria is going well, the perpetrators will be tracked down and killed. next, stay with us. but the people didn't talk about the 11th negotiations and what president obama did. when he spoke he didn't pat
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himself on the back to the calls he made to brazil, china and india and working from the french. that's quite interesting. >> a lot of overnight meeting the only way to get better is to challenge yourself, and that's what we're doing at xfinity. we are challenging ourselves to improve every aspect of your experience. and this includes our commitment to being on time. every time.
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france is currently hosting a meeting of foreign ministers to step up the effort to end the war in syria. discussing a preparation of a third round of talks head in new york next week. and in a half hour's time, a seven day ceasefire in yemen is expected to take effect a day before u.n. sponsored peace talks in switzerland. germany says it is going to cut the number of refugees who it takes in, to claim the best interest of the country. what chancellor angela merkel has told a conference of christian democrat party. germany expecting over 1 million refugees to arrive this year, merkel saying to toughen her party. >> we want to and will noticeably reduce the number of refugees, it is the interest of everyone. the tasks ranging from the
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accommodation of refugees and the labor market. it's in europe's interest to view our internal operation in europe and dear friends it is in the interest of the refugees themselves because nobody, no matter why they make the journey thoughtlessly leaves his home. >> a teacher in france who said he was attacked by a hooded man claiming allegiance to i.s.i.l. has admithe made the story up. but he's descended on the story in the suburb of st. denis early on monday. the teacher claiming the man attacked him in a classroom with a craft knife before running away. police said think would enforce security in all areas but after a day of searching, the teacher said he invented the incident. opposition politicians have
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set off tear gas canisters in prifpristina to allow ethnic ses more powers. it is exactly 20 years since the deal was officially signed that ended the war in bo bosniad hercegovina. more than 100,000 people killed in the following three years. among them 8,000 at srebrenica. 20 years on many still haven't gone home. well, the dean dayton accord was ratified in dayton, ohio, kept bosnia a one country but split into two.
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the victims of the conflict are still being found. >> 1,000 muslim men and boys were massacred from this site. officials already thought they had emptied the mass grave but now there's been more vimed vics being revealed. ahmed. >> in 2003 when i came to another mass grave i approached it said, this is my father. a short time later in the same grave i found my two brothers and four uncles. >> but ahmed's search is not over. he's still searching for other relatives, to give them their own grave. >> at that moment i was happy that i found them. so i could bury them with dignity and perform our
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traditional religious rights. >> nobody knows how many have been buried here or how many. the prosecutors are already standing by. >> translator: tess at the moment, we are are hand carrying the posthumous remains. we hope we can identify the victims. >> 20 years after the dayton accords, the killing fields still have not given up all of their bitter secrets. in sarajevo, this statue shows a man screaming for his child to come out. when he came to his father's side they were both shot dead. the remains of more than 400 victims of the massacre at srebrenica still remain unfound.
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20 years of peace have stilt not brought closure for their families. an eternal flame still burns in the victims of their war, many living in unquiet graves their bodies still undiscovered. david chater, al jazeera, sarajevo. central african republic bangui, day after violence prevented many of them from casting ballots. in a key referendum on the constitution five people died in confrontation he on sunday. in one muslim majority district, the pk 5, hiding fears about whether long delayed elections can even go ahead on december the 27th. more than 100,000 muslims have been forced out of bangui since the fighting began. there are those who stayed behind and now living in areas protected by security forces. as rala osay reports from bangui
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many live in constant fear of their lives. >> a rare call to prayer in the central african republic. the central mosque in bangui is one of only four place he of worship for the few thousand muslims who remain in the capital. 100,000 muslims were forced from their homes and thousands of others were killed during the civil war. >> translator: the cars for all central africans, christians and muslims. they just want to live with dignity and freedom. >> this is the district only safe place for muslims. it is protected by international peace keepers. in this neighborhood, there is no conflict between muslims and christians. but danger lurks nearby. >> translator: we cannot go to
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the hospital. we have sick children. if we go out, they will kill us. >> reporter: most muslims of bangui live among a few christians, deprived of education and health care. security and limited access to the area makes it hard to earn a living. >> we have a problem securing merchandise. we can't go downtown to buy any goods and no one there is transporting the goods to us out of fear of getting killed. >> what started three years ago as a power grab between armed groups rapidly turned to fighting. increasingly targeting muslim families. but christian worshipers in this church say they just want to live in harmony with their neighbors. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: for father matthew, sunday mass is a weekly chance to pray for forgiveness
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and peace. >> translator: peace goes through forgiveness and the country has checked each one of us has to review his life and admit admit his mistakes and decide the change. >> reporter: christian and muslim places of worship, the search for peace continues. al jazeera, bangui. central fill peeps because of typhoon melor, category 3 typhoon. when it blew in the gusts of more than 150 kilometers an hour. the trial of one of china's most prominent dissidents has ended after just five hours. the human rights lawyer pu jejang has spent more than a year and a half in prison because of comments he put online.
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adrian brown went to the trial and this is what happened. >> china's constitution guarantees free speech. but there wasn't much of that outside beijing's second intead intermediate court. someone in the crowd shouted that china's president was despicable. it is a very sensitive case. police are doing their best as you can see, to prevent the media getting anywhere near the court. this is the same treatment meted out to diplomats. a very, very prominent dissident and as you can see it's actually very difficult to film. among the diplomats turned away the first secretary of the u.s. embassy. >> civil society leaders such as mr. pu should not be subjected to continuing expression. >> reporter: that was about as
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much as he could say before he too was pushed away. he was here to show support to pu jujang, pu was arrested 19 months ago after posts he made on social media mocking china's government. he was charged with provoking quarrels. his clients include another dissenting voices, ai weiwei. >> there is no freedom at all, you are guilty if you talk. you are even guilty if you send flowers. there are no human rights in china. >> pu is more than 300 human rights activists and journalists who have been detained since
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president xi began a campaign against political dissent almost three years ago. >> translator: china's law enforcement authorities carried out management in the same in accordance with the law. the people in question should cooperate. >> reporter: last week, one state owned newspaper urged judges in this case to ignore pressure from western governments. adrian brown, al jazeera, urban village. >> at least 44 argentine border patrol officers were killed after it went over a bridge. another 20 were seriously injured in that crash. when the world's most wanted drug lord, joaquin guzman el chapo tunlchapo tunneled out of.
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john holman went underground and sent us this report from tijuana.. >> this one's different it hides a secret. under its floorboards is one of the so-called supertunnels, build by mexico's biggest cartels to get their products into the united states. sophisticated lighting, ventilation and a primitive transport system. this trolley can be wheeled along these rails as i'm doing now, and that's exactly what the people would do to transport soil in and out of the tunnel. their multimillion dollar investment, up to eight soccer pitches alone. but each one pays for itself
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with every load of marijuana. tunnels like this one are actually rented out by their owners to other criminal groups who want to transparent thei trr goods to the other side. they run the risk of arrest or worst. it has happened in the past apparently that cartels have simply killed the people that were digging to take the secret to their grave. sin lowe asinaloa cartel, san de hot spot, playground for smugglers. >> if you put a long row on the mexico side and a long row on the united states side, any given time there's a large vacancy rate, a lot of empty warehouses the cartels are going to use that in their benefit.
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>> tunnel task force u.s. authorized formed to stop the cartels. using rudimentary equipment and door to door inquiry cment, thee discovered, filled in, so they can't be used again. incredibly that doesn't always happen on the mexican side. >> we have come across substances where in mexico the tunnels are not remediated and where the cartels will dig into a preexisting tunnel to lessen the investment. >> how many are moving millions of dollars of drugs under the very ground the authorities guardinguarding? john holman, al jazeera, mexico. product nurafen is taken off the market. the court rules ever ruled thats
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identically despite being double the price. same amount of the active ingredient, ibuprofen licene, still ahead, we have the sport and why italy has hitting the golfing jackpot. sana will be here with news of the ryder cup. the only way to get better is to challenge yourself,
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>> it is all happening behind me. it is also going to be happening up above. on tuesday, a soyuz rocket is going to be shooting up to the international space station. russian space technology does much of the world's heavy lifting these days, regularly, putting satellites and supplies and people into orbit. but not all is that good with the space industry in russia, as rory challands reports. >> life depends on these measurements. judging the pressure wrong risks an explosive accident. put the first man in space, yuri gagarin. even though the space port
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became foreign territory when the soviet union disintegrated. >> maybe you hitchhiked or trekked for many kilometers but the job needed to to be done. you knew your country needed you. >> a soyuz rocket is pushed through the territory. bikenor is now the only way astronauts can get to the international space station. despite the glamor still associated with space travel, it shouldn't be too hard to see that infu in many cases it's ban systems that are now decades old. 20th century technology in a 21st century world. that's fine when it works but increasingly for russia's space agency, things have been going
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wrong. this was an unmanned missile in 2013, many have fully faild, at least four more have been partial failures. vladimir putin headed to the russian far east, it is what he hopes to become the final launch site. according to kremlin transcripts he consolidated officials and the mysterious disappearance of $126 million in funding. >> it is in deep crisis. whether russia can reform the industry and modernize it. if not the point of view of technology at least efficiency. >> russia wants to cement its position as a global leader in pilotand commercial space launches.
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that will be a challenge. $22 billion over the next ten years, less than half the budget it was expecting and not much more than nasa gets had a single year. rory challands, al jazeera, kazakhstan. >> only one, here is sana. >> thank you very much david. bars lonbarcelona had been pairh ararsenal, had a chance to knock arsenal out at this stage for the sixth straight season. barcelona's quarter are currently at argentina, in the semi finals of the club world cup. 2006 final as well as the knockout stages in 2010 and 2011. >> i mean barcelona are full of
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great players. having said that we've got our own word class players.we have alexi sanchez, who i'm sure will be delighted to go back and play against his former club. it will are two fantastic games of european football. >> barcelona and arsenal, all the things are very, very difficult, we are happy, brai py for us, why because we play it many, many times. then for us, arsenal is a did thing. >> so let's take a look at the other pairings. kiev will face manchester city. the first to be played in an empty stadium in the ukrainian capital due to fan racism. uventis are joined with
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athletico madrid, ten time champions real madrid, and knocked out at the same stage last season. >> chelsea is a very big club, very good team, very good players, with coach, everybody knows mowerno. and he will prepare for the two legs against paris jama. >> doesn't know what form it is in the french league, but ours in the premier league, this is a knockout game, over the two legs, the team that plays well is the team that is going to go through. i don't think the current league form will come into play. >> two places above the relegation zone, the defending champions have alreadys
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already lost eight games this season. a win could see them return to the top of the tabling. >> if if they are there if they riz to be there if they get result after result, is because they can win the title. it would be something magnificent, it would be something to impress football world but sometimes these things can happen, and why not to happen with them? so they are there because they are doing magnificent well and we are where we are because we are doing better. >> turkey is about to have drawn russian team in the europa league. the sides are due to meet in istanbul on february 16th, followinged by mos moscow a week
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later. manchester united will face midlanta. the confederation, yaya tu tura, the striker is the top scorer in germany and called his 18th bundislega goal on sunday. for the first time, the marco simon course will be rebuilt for the 2022 event. italian players have been famous for european teams over there. american rivals, constantine rocca, scoring a goal, will
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defend the trophy in minnesota next year. >> we are obviously going to rebuild the golf course completely with both the federation, the golf course. the iconic city that rome is and only being ten miles away provides wonderful theater for the ryder cup. sri lanka facing 405 for victory. the second half of the match starts on friday. >> sri lanka is a bloody hard competitor. we're just thankfully good enough for top of the order to be able to withstand those pressures and apply some
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pressures back on them. >> tokyo's olympic organizers have radically downsized the 2022 games. reduced price tag, the cost of building either venue will be around half the initial $2 billion budget which sparked protests. and that's it for me, back to david. >> thank you, los angeles they are rolling out the red carpet for the new star wars film. it premiers there later on. police have closed hollywood boulevard and fans have been lining up outside the historic chinese theater there. the new movie is the first in a decade and reunites the cast of the original trilogy. that's it for us, pretty soon, that movie expected to break box office records. thanks for watching the newshour. may julie mcdonald be with you,
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