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>> i was just doin' what the doctor's told me to do. >> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello, welcome to the newshour in doha, i'm adrian finighan, a top story - a rare murder charge following an arson attack that killed three members of a palestinian family in the occupied west bank we go to where people do not have enough to eat outrage at saudi arabia's execution of a dissident. iran warns of repercussions a filth person goes missing from a hong kong publishing
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house that specialises in books banned in mainland china virtual reality - it gets real as we show you the tech trends likely to dominate 2016 we begin in israel where prosecutors charged two jewish citizens in connection with an arson attacks in the west bank. one is an adult, the other is a minor, charged with being an accessory to murder. the july attack left three members of a palestinian family dead, including an 18-month-old boy. his parents were killed. the only survivor was a 4-year-old boy. let's go to charles stratford, in west jerusalem. a highly controversial case. why has it garnered so much
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attention? >> well, it's garnered so much attention because of the nature of that attack in july last year. local account of that attack said at least two marched men approached the family's house in duma in the west bank. molotov cocktails were thrown into the sleeping quarters of that house. so local accounts say. horrific scenes, the two parents, we are told, scene coming out of that home in flames, as you report there. the 18-month-old baby died. the parents died later in hospital. the israeli government was hard with the media in the reporting of this investigation. there has been a ban on the reporting of the investigation, and that we hear in the last couple of hours has been partially lifted. the israeli authorities described this attack as being
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jewish terrorism, so it shoes you how sensitive the investigation has been, and comes at a time where we have seen a lot of violence between palestinians and israelis in recent months. 144 palestinians killed, 23 israelis killed. so certainly the announcement of the charges that have been made against this man and the minor as an accessory come at an important, sensitive time here. >> what has been the reaction to the charges of the family of those killed? >> well, we called the family immediately on hearing this news. spoke to the brother of the decreased mother killed in the attack -- deceased mother killed in the attack.
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he didn't know this was announced but was hopeful there would be a transparent trial, and those that committed the murders will be called to account. the fact remains that there is a lot of distrust here with respect to whether that will actually happen. interestingly, human rights watch put out a report last year that says there were more than 1,200 palestinian children injured in - by the israeli army last year, and only 2.4% of those investigations alleged against unlawful attacks did result in an indictment. so this is a very rare situation, a very rare case here to see that murder charges have been brought against an israeli when there are so many - hundreds, if not thousands of palestinians that are injured in
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attacks, and by the israeli military all the time across the occupied west bank. >> charles, thanks. on that night let's hear from a lawyer and former palestinian peace negotiator. she says that she doubts that justice in this case will be done. >> this case took place over six months ago, and during that time unlike what the israelis do when palestinians are accused of violence, i didn't see that they closed down the entire settlement from which people came, imposed curfew, took d.n.a. samples, i didn't see them labour the entire jewish people as terrorists as they do without palestinians, and i didn't see people held without charge or trial. in 93% of cases in which settlers were involved. 93% of them don't go to a form of a trial. and fewer make it to any
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conviction - less than 2%. this is not a case in which justice is being done. they are doing this so show the international community that they are serious, but i would not be surprised if we end up seeing a defense or any other defense, and that the biggest issue, that of israeli settler violence, that has been going on, is not being addressed. >> police in israel say they have identified a suspect in friday's shooting at a bar in tel aviv. and are looking for a 31-year-old palestinian. two were shot dead and eight wounded. israel's prime minister called the shooting a despicable crime. >> translation: among the muslim citizens, many speak out against violence and aspire to full law enforcement. everyone knows there's excitement by islamic extremists against israel in the arab
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sector. incitement in mosques, in the educational system and social media. we are acting against that incitement. >> syria's opposition is trying to agree on who should be part of direct talks with the bashar al-assad subjects. the u.s. envoy is expected to bring together opposition leaders in riyadh. the opposition wants a democratic syria, keeping state united nations in tact. the president will be allowed to participate in the negotiations, but must leave power after a 6-week negotiation period, and preconditions must be met to stop government attacks, allow aid into opposition areas and facilitate the return of millions of refugees. >> let's hear from a member of the syrian coalition, joining us from abu dhabi, via skype. thank you for being with us. when we talk about the syrian opposition meeting in riyadh. who are we talking about.
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who is talking to who? >> the higher committee of negotiations, which was elected after the last conference. it is a comedy of 34 persons. among them, a wide array of the political opposition as a representative from the biggest armed opposition factions on the ground as well. so they are meeting regularly in riyadh, yes. >> what can we expect, if anything, to come out of these talks? >> well, mr james is aiming, according to his last statement, to relaunch negotiations, whether in jen eva or very ena between the opposition and the regime, by the 24th or 25th of this month. now, the higher committee of the opposition in riyadh, they have agreed, according to their
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political document that was issued on the principle of negotiation, political settlement based pon geneva communique, leading to political transition in syria. at the same time they have asked, according to their latest statement. for a confidence-building measures to be implemented before negotiations starts. and the most - the most important ones are, first of all, to stop bombing civilians, which is happening every day, by both russian war planes, and regime war planes, and, of course, the lifting of starvation siege, which is taking now a very, very - causing a very big humanitarian capacity. . >> is there enough enough to
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form a united front to present the talks with the regime? >> yes, i think they are united now. they have signed - everybody was in in riyadh, signed a joint statement. a political document. everyone agreed on the transition, according to geneva. towards a democratic state. everybody agreed that bashar al-assad and his henchmen should not be part of the transitional period because they were originally the close of the war from the beginning. so they have now all these, i would say, principles that they have agreed on, and they will work according to the principles. good to talk to you,thank you for being was. head of syrian national coalition the war in syria is causing towns close to the lebanese border to run out of food and
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medicine. a swap was meant to end a siege. the aid that the towns were expecting has not arrived. >> reporter: the people here were promised help. it has not come. shops are empty or closed. on the streets dejection and despair. >> we've only got water. how come there isn't any food. in the end we were eating starch. everything has gone. >> humanitarian aid was part of a prisoner swap deal in december. dozens of fighters and their families were transported out of local towns to lebanon, headed to turkey. >> in exchange. hezbollah and others were given safe passage out of small towns in northern syria. north-west of damascus, and close to the lebanese border has been the focus of intense fighting. the rebels lost control of most of the town to the syrian army, which besieged it for months, many believed pro-government
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forces are blocking supplies. what is on the streets comes from children playing or people salvaging what they can from the remnants of the battles. >> medical staff are struggling to help the stig as the number of -- sick, as the number of people ill rises. >> translation: we have dealt with 150 cases of unconsciousness and death. people were unconscious because of malnutrition, they have not gotten enough food for a number of days. >> reporter: after months of depravation it was hoped they could get the deal they would need. many wonder if it would arrive attacks by suicide bombers on an iraqi military base north of baghdad on sunday killed 13 members of the security forces. 22 others were injured in the attack on a former u.s. base in tikrit. two of the bombers detonated
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their vehicle born explosives at the gate of the camp. three others detonated the explosives after entering the base. the iraqi army said it surrounded pockets of fighters that remained in ramadi. it claimed control of central parts of the city on monday. fighting continued. i.s.i.l. took the city in may. it's been forced back. the government says only 250 i.s.i.l. fighters remain. >> translation: they have been surrounded. iraqi forces set up blockades in all the other areas, and i.s.i.l. will not be able to break them. nor will they be able to get reinforcements from outside, because we have cut all the supply lines before we launched the operation more from our correspondent live in baghdad. bring us up to feed with the latest fighting. iraqi forces are making ground. it's clear that i.s.i.l. is fighting back.
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>> yes, that's clear. we have a big assault against one of the important days in iraq. which is the speicher military base. it is located in tikrit, retaken a year ago. i.s.i.l. fighters couldn't make an assault on this area, this side, because it is subjected to heavy security measures, it seems that these measures were not enough to prevent i.s.i.l. fighters to infiltrate inside the base, according to security forces from tikrit. they said six suicide bombers succeeded and infiltrated inside the base. four were killed when the cross fire happened between security forces. two of them blew up themselves inside the base.
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>> i.s.i.l., in a statement i.s.i.l. claimed responsibility on the attack, and said seven were wearing suicide vests, and blew themselves inside the base, now, according to suicide sources, 13 people, at least, and more than 10 injured. the death toll is not spinal. it could be increased. >> walid, many thanks, indeed here with the newshour from al jazeera, still to come - british soldiers that served in iraq could face war crimes charges nearly 7 years after the end of combat there and in sri lanka - wildlife is under threat. bell tell you why -- we'll tell you why. >> and a competitor's car ploughs into a car in the dakar rally.
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details coming up in sport a human chain has been formed to highlight the suffering in a besieged city in yemen. houthi fighters are fighting for control. citizens are appealing for the united nations to end the siege and allow in vital supplies. the saudi-led spokesman spoke to al jazeera a short time ago and says the unreport was contradictory. and the u.n. didn't distribute aid on the ground in taiz. >> relating to their duty towards the population, i think the united nations, we give them the opportunity, we give them the opportunity to get to the airport. they did not do their job. they are on the ground. they keep take of course, but they are not doing anything on the ground. let me ask you why they did not go under the flag of the united
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nations and distribute the aid. last week they give a very contradictory report. they talk about accumulation of food and medicine. it belonged to the united nations, they signed agreement. and they get the money. and they send the shipment to the port and airport, but they did not get in the ground to review it. so will this food and medicine get there. and use it to humiliate the people, so where the united nations, why must they condemn the action. preventing the people food and medicine 40 people have been arrested after demonstrators set fire to the saudi embassy in tehran. protesters were angry after the execution of a cherish and others convicted of terrorism
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offenses. iran's supreme leader joined the call for divine intervention. >> reporter: reaction was swift. protesters in iran's capital tehran, stormed the saudi embassy following the execution of prominent shi'a cleric, a central figure during the protests in saudi arabia, intensifying in 2011. he was one of 47 executed, convicted of plotting and carrying out terrorist attacks targetting civilians and security forces. among hem was a leading al qaeda preacher. human rights watch criticized the executions. saudi arabia said the men received a fair trial. >> translation: the judiciary is active, and we deal with the cases on merit. there's no difference between what a person does, regardless of his ethnic origin or
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affiliation, or what he believes. we deal with facts and criminal intent. >> reporter: last year a special court in riyadh sentenced them to death for disobedience and bearing harms. they dedenied nid the charges. saudi arabia vowed to stamp out terrorism after 15 were killed in a suicide bombing at a mosque in the sworn city in august. many of the others, including an al qaeda preacher, had been linked to attacks in the kingdom between 2003 and 2006 said to be carried out by al qaeda. >> as long as it threatens cities and nis. whether it's a shia or a sunni source of terror. >> in october iran warned saudi
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arabia of dire innocences if nimr was killed. that was repeated when news of his death was released. they say the saudis will pay a high praise. >> iran will try to brutalize this, by igniting the soft spots in the area. they have done it in the past and it would be surprising if they do it again. >> more may be on the way, more executions. 2,200 similar cases are to be heard in saudi arabia courts indian media report a gun fire taking place. on sunday pan than cot had a case attacked another book publisher in hong kong mysteriously disappeared, the fifth executive to go missing, all from the same company that specialises in political books that are banned
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in mainland china. rob mcbride reports. >> protestors on the streets demanding to know the fate of the publisher. the fifth person from the same company to go missing in recent months, last seen in hong kong. his disappearance is troubling. the carey thing is that there's no news and no prove of what happened to the five publicers. and the central government and hong kong g.s.t. refuse to respond -- hong kong government refuse to respond on the whereabouts the citizens are. >> the hong kong government says it's investigating. local media reports that ley phoned his wife across the border after being taken against his will. he reportedly told his wife he was assisting in an investigation, and told her not
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to make a seen about his disappearance, and that li left behind his paperwork that he needed to get across the border, leading many to believe he snuggled there by homeland officials. hong kong is home to authors. the special status great before the handover from the british ol conial rule guarantees the free media the arrests alarm the activists. >> protesters took to the streets on sunday over what they see as an attack on economic freedom. campaigners believe it's part of the process by the government to grind down hong kong's autonomy. >> authority believes that stability is more important containment of subversive information, is more important. and certainly more and more
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chinese leaders believe hong kong is less and less important for china's modernization efforts. >> reporter: at the book store itself, no sign of life. on display, covers of books that for now are no longer on sale. >> messages of support, this one wishing the staff a safe return soon was you know, if you are watching in europe, it's unseasonably mild. and if you are watching us, there's no skiing, no snow. >> looking a little more wintry. if we have a look at the pictures we have from the italian alps, the snow is returning. you want to do skiing. the reason for everything changing is this cloud system,
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pushing further south across europe, bringing in more unsettled weather across the alps and the southern parts of europe. when this hits the cold weather, you get snow. that is what you see. the eastern parts of europe are back to as they should be at this time of year. kiev has a maximum, and we are expecting minus 12. it is mild out towards the west. in the west it's still staying very unsettled. across the british isles, we have heavy rain, it is not good news after the flooding. pushing eastwards as we head to mondays. as it does so it hits the cold air, we are expecting more snow. good news for the alps. for parts of germany, things will be a little more dangerous. here, as the cold air hits the rain, we are going to see freezing rain, and that could cause a few problems on the road. >> steph, yuck. thanks, indeed
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for the past few days on al jazeera, we have been looking at the new set of u.n. sustainable development goals coming in effect on jan 1st. leaders of 200 nations met to approve 17 new targets, tackling poverty, hunger, climate change and other problems. the goal replaced the millennium development goals which expired in 2016. governments use the objectives to refrain agendas and policies. one of the goals is to end deforestation by the year 2020. in sri lanka, the president stopped housing projects around the oldest nature reserves. environmentalists want more commitment to stop forests being destroyed there. we have this report from the national park in sri lanka's north-west. >> nature in all its beauty. a century ago, 80% was covered
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by forest. today it's less than 30%. other parts of the country's oldest and largest nature reserve suffered from encroachment, as the population expands. over 1,000 hectares of forests adjoining the reserves have been cleared for housing in recent years, provoking an outcry from environmentalists. these are the pictures filmed by them, showing the extent of the deforestation. >> the lack among the population is a problem. they don't understand that these are the reserves and must be protected. it's the main reason the areas are under threat. >> the outcry prompted the office to halt land cleared for housing in the area. as the population grows and progresses, forests like this, and the animals in them face increasing threat. environmentalists say they must be protected to ensure long-term
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survival. environmentalists say land that has been deforested should be used for development. rather than clearing the forest. failure to maintain course would be disastrous, not the least for wildlife. >> these species are in the critically endangered categories. we may lose some of the species. >> the sank jan leopard and others are under threat. environmentalists say the new government in colombo appears to respond to their concerns. a presidential task force coordinates a 3-year environment protection plan, aiming to reverse the damage and expand the country's forest cover. >> we are working together to ensure that by the end of three years, they'll have an addition of another 5-6,000 hectares of reforestation. >> the challenge is to strike the right balance between, on the one hand, the need to free
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up land for development, and on the other, the need to protect the environment. especially for wildlife species on the verge of extinction we are fast approaching the midway point on the newshour. still to come, trying to reclaim what they believe it their's, we meet the people of south africa that want their land back. plus... >> canada's east coast. the highest tides - a look at clean, green electricity from the ebb and flow of tidal waters behind me in sport, why there was no holding back this store buck's player. details coming up with jo in about 20 minutes. nutes. bring your family and friends together
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your home for the best entertainment this holiday season. hello, this is the newshour from al jazeera. israeli prosecutors charged a jewish man with the murder of a palestinian family in an arson attack. three family members, including an 18 month old boy died as a result of the attack in duma in the occupied west bank. >> suicide bombers attacked and killed 13 members of security forces. the iraqi army, which says it retook ramadi from i.s.i.l. fighters is continuing to clear pockets of resistance. 40 people have been arrested after demonstrators set fire to
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the saudi embassy. they were angry at the execution of cleric and 46 others convicted of terrorism offenses now to our top stories, the charging of an israeli men with murder over an arson attack. human rights groups says there's a culture of impunity allowing attacks on palestinians. there has been a surge of settler violence against palestinians in 2015. attacks doubled in the last five years, a major study over the 10 years found 92% of cases end without any charge and the latest figures reveal that 96% of investigations into allegations of misconduct by the israeli military end without any action joining us is the director of research at the israeli rights group. good to have you with us. we were speaking to deena bouto
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about the duma case, and she fears justice will not be done in this case as in countless others. is that a view you share? >> it's really hard to tell at this point. i'm hopeful that it will be done. i think maybe this is a more easy example for the authorities to show that they are willing to indict and convict. but only time will tell. >> there's a feeling that there is a high level of impunity for those accused of settler violence in israel. >> this is true. as i said before, we are monitoring almost 1,000 cases in the recent 10 years, 92% are closed without indictment. most of those cases that have been closed are closed because of the failure of the police to
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investigate. which means that there is practically impunity for settler violence. >> do the police and security forces know who the people are, who it is that are carrying out this act of extreme violence. >> we are talking about a group of people that security forces know about and i think they do have information about them. instead of indicting and prosecuting them, they issue a restraining order, an administrative forbidding them entering the west bank or limiting then to their own houses, but this is not a criminal process, there's nothing to deter them doing the act again. we can see their confidence is
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growing. duma is an easier case than we have seen. >> duma could have been prevented, you feel? >> we feel that it could have been prevented. we have documented 19 cases of arson in the west bank. people know who they are. they are not prohibited from doing the same things. if the police did their job and investigate into the cases, the incidents can be prevented and i'm hopeful in the future... >> i'm interested, in aum of the cases that you followed. 1,000 over the last 10 years, a small percentage resulted in charges. why is that, is there a lack of
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evidence? why are the police unable to bring charges in these cases? >> the most common reason is they can't find who did the acts. offenders unknown is the reason, and the other is lack of evidence. >> when we look into the investigation files, they try to figure out what the police have done and hasn't done. it is very simply and investigations are not done or done in a bad way or manner. >> basically we don't think the police is not doing a sophisticated quality of work. they are not doing the simple things that you and i think that can be done to investigate a case. >> many thanks indeed. >> a group of british soldiers that served in iraq could be
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prosecuted for war frames. the detective in charge of the iraq team says that serious allegations are under investigation. the ministry of defense set up the unit 5 years ago to examine allegations of abuse, torture and murder. these reports from london. >> the british soldiers filled here was subsequently gaoled. nearly seven years after the end of the u.k. combat provisions, many other allegations of abuse and murder by british soldiers are unresolved and unpunished. asked about the severity of the allegations, i had the chief tell the independent newspape newspapenewspaper: newspapenewspaper
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it has a case load of 1500 victims, including 280 said to be lawfully killed. the british commander believes they need nor support. >> -- more support. >> there needs to be investigation where wrongdoing takes place, buts a more effective way to clean out the spurious clayses but they are -- cases. >> but they are taking so long to investigate. >> they are investigating 45 of those cases. statistically it doesn't look like they are effective. and there is a lot of concerns about how effective they can be in the circumstances. >> although the death in 2003 revealed systematic abuse of prisoners by soldiers, only one soldiers was gaoled connection to ill-treatment. and the public inquiry into 2004 allegations, that british troops
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murdered and mutilated them concluded that they were without foundation. the british military of defense issued a statement saying the vast majority conduct themselves professionally and in accordance with the law. they take all allegations of abuse or killing seriously. the number of cases grows. and the ability to deal with them is starting to look questionable. >> an interference from reading the interview is the complexity and number of cases risks overwhelming his team. that is bad news for the ministry of defense. they were set up to prevent the international criminal court from looking at the abuse allegations. if ihad files, the i.c.c. is on standby, and we could see british soldiers facing trial like the hague
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the first results from the presidential election in the central african republic are in. the former prime minister has taken a narrow lead. the vote is seen as crucial for stability after three years of violence between muslims and christians. the south african government reopened land claims and redistribution claims aimed at giving lands back that was taken. there's a group of people that say they have not benefited. >> reporters: this person has been living in this settlement for more than 20 years. five years ago the local government demolished some of the homes saying they were there illegally, that the community was determined to stay. >> they want to remove us because we are in prime land, because you can see the view. if you going to move us, you move us to a graveyard. we'll fight to the death.
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you move our parents and now us also. >> city authorities say some houses are on an area designated to stay entry as a firebreak on the world heritage site. this is their land. this is a coloured community. they want recognition as the first people of south africa. in districts six they perform a ceremony, activists say part segregation robbed the people of identity and heritage. both black and white settled. so the beneficiaries, you find is that aboriginal people do not
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own 1% of the ancestral land. >> 85% of the land was reserved for the minority white population, the government is carrying out land claims and identified heritage sites, historical landmarks and land occupied. the process has taken longer than expected. >> our terms to address the land question. we are seeing that there should be equity and just in the manner allocated. it will be done in a responsible manner. >> officials expect 400,000 planned claims and may pay out there 11 million. >> the only claim he is people
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make is for ancestral rights. >> of saul the cities around the world suffering traffic congestion, manila is amongst the worst. government leaders say that they are committed to tackling the problem. we have this report that that can't come soon enough for long-suffering commuters joe has been cycling to work for four years. today it's an obstacle course dodging reckless drivers and potholes. >> i save around 3 hours, four hours. what i save on gas, i spend it with my family. >> it's not the safest or comfortable way to travel. cyclists say it's better than the alternative. >> car-maggedon, a reference to doomsday, which is what it's like stuck in a car jam.
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>> on a bad day it could take 4 hours to travel. sales of motor vehicles continue to rise. the problem cost $53 gill con. urban planner says metro manila is a plan on how not to do it. >> what is happening now, our cities are oriented. the rest of the protests, they must be here, we should be more serious about urban planning. cycling is being made part of a long-term solution. manila has existing lanes and a
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bike-sharing scheme. the government nose it's not enough. despite this the piil beans took the lead to make it bike friendly. people question why this is pushed. it is precisely that. countries like the philippines, lacking in inclusive mobility, would learn from others that have done it. >> another study said it could take 50 years and billions of investment to break the gridlock. until then, commuters that swear by pedalling on two wheels, hope many others will follow suit. >> ahead in sport. spectators have been injured ahead of the dakar rally. >> plus, snowed under, how an n.f.l. team had to turn to fans for help to get the big game
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hello again, solar wind and energy continue to grow in popularity as alternatives to fossil fuels. attention it turning to harnessing the ocean's tides. in eastern canada, there are plans for turbines to be put under water into the tidal flow. al jazeera's daniel lack reports from the nova scotia.
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can the planet's biggest tides be used to generate power, that's what they are investigating on the showers of this bay. 1400 million tonnes of water moves through this passage. >> harnessing tidal energy is taki taking a wind turbine and pulling it understand water. . >> a urine een country is building a 15 meter wide turbine with plans to get it installed and spinning. an earlier attempt failed in 2009 when a smaller universities broke hours after it was put in the water. this time is different says the country. >> we need to have detailed site.
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this is why we are here back in the bay. >> it's low tide and i'm standing on the bottom of the ocean. it can be 12 or more meters deep. >> the first tidal project is across the bay. the royal generating station has been producing small amounts of power since 1984. the undersea turbines are on a larger scale. not everyone wants them to go ahead. fishermen say that the spinning blades of the turbines will disrupt the fish moving in and outs of the flame. >> it's clean energy if you ignore the premise that these things kill fish, turbines kill fish. it's not a vacuum, finish live, traverse the area. scientists whose research laid out the potential of the project
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say there's a long way to go before the sea bottom is covered with turbines powering nova scotia and the provinces. >> there's a lot of changes. the marine environment is active to work in. the cost of the electricity generated will be high, and we have a question of what impact will it have on the environment. >> balancing the impact against the costs of energy from fossil fuel will be crucial. can tides so high they make rivers run backwards help the climate change, or must they be left alone time for the sport. here is joe. >> thank you. at least 10 spectators have been injured at the dakar rally in argentina, after a competitor's car ploughed into the crowd before the start of a dangerous race. the accident happened during the prolog that determined the starting order for the opening state. between buenos aires.
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the mini cooper was driven by the first chinese woman to compete in the race. the injured were taken to hospital, but have not provided details of their injuries. australia cricketers have the upper hand in sydney. opener craig made 85 as the windies reached 104 runs. but on a stop-start day wickets tumbled. nathan lyon saw the windies lose four. the windies closing the day on 207/6. he'll resume on day 2 for 35. >> ben sfoecks scored a double century in cape town. 513 for 5 at lunch. stokes is for 204 and johnny is unbeaten on 95. >> in the n.b.a. steph curry
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made his return from injury, buts played 14 minutes before going off again hurt. the warriors picked up the 34th win in a row, beating the denver nubbing et cetera 111 to 103. lebron james scored 29 points in the win over orlando. the magic dropping conservative games by double digits for the first time this seen there was trouble at the game between milwaukee and minnesota. o.j. lost his cool at the referee who did not give a foul. officials ejected him from the game. to make matters worse, he had to be hauled away from the coaching staff. despite leaving the team short-handed the bucks beat the timberwolves 95-85. >> after the break, arsenal left off where they finished, at the top of the table. the goal at the emirates helped
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arsenal to a 2-point advantage over leicester city in the standings manchester united ended an 8-match run without a win. milos raonic halted his scoring drought with one of those goals. he's become the second top scorer in premier league history, with 188 goals. >> it's amazing. and that, on the age of 30 years. because you have to say it, of course, now we are playing much more matches, i think, buts, still, this is an achievement. >> atletico madrid moved ahead of barcelona at the top of the spanish la liga. they capitalized on the earlier result, seeing barca held to a third draw in four la liga matches, and they set a spanish record of 180 goals, and drew a blank in the catalan derby, 0-0
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the draw. >> atletico are ahead two points at the top of the table. they have a game in hand. real madrid are two back in third. they play valencia on sunday. "real money" won six of the last seven games. pressure remains on and off the field. and he faced questions about alex rodriguez, stopped by police on friday after driving at 200km an hour on the way to training. >> translation: this is a private issue, he is a good kid. he is serious, he's given us an explanation, i have nothing else to say, i insist it's a private issue, that's it. >> 2015 was rafael nadal's worse season in a decade. he struggled with injury and failed to win a grand slam. the former number one started the new year in the best way possible. beating milos raonic in the final of the championship in abu dhabi.
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ranked fifth in the world, rafael nadal won 7-6, 6-3, securing his first trof on offer -- trophy on offer most sports fans will do anything to rally behind their team. in the u.s. it meant hard work for buffalo bills. hundreds turned out to shovel snow from the bulls's stadium so the game could go ahead. they got a free seat and free lunch. 130mm of snow full in the buffalo area in the past 24 hours. that's hard work. >> thank you, indeed. every year this time innovative technology appears horizon, some are fopular, others don't catch on. as part of the series looking at the year ahead. technology editor darug bazly look at some of the objects shaping 2016. >> reporter: the market for
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unmanned remote operated aircrafts better known as drones has grown fast in recent years. it's estimated to be worth over $1.4 billion, and each new generation is getting smarter than before. knew drones are navigating by themselves and are programmed to film. >> you wear a wristband and the camera follows you around for 20 minutes. you can ski down the slope or drive a race car or a motorcycle. there's a lot of interesting things we'll see in the coming year. >> 2016 looks to be the year of virtual reality. one entertainment center to open combines the virtual and real in a new way. visitors explore a game space, but the experience is enhanced by 360 degree video and sound, physical heat and water sprays. from the virtual to the real,
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dubai's civil defense forces are set to take delivery of 20 jet packs. they are intended to replace helicopters in an emergency situation. they could be used in the oil and gas industry, even by farmers. the city assist fast becoming smarter. 1.6 billion senses are installed in the cities to attract the activities of residents. more than 5.5 million more will be connected around the world during 2016. >> the problem is there's a strong focus on using people without the permission or the awareness of the user. what we find is corporations see the city as a phase where they get it all and it's supposed to be the gaol of the 23rd century, to repackage and sell it for whatever reason you never know of. >> technology that could disrupt
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public transport will be lifted. transportation promises to propel passenger pods through tubes. they'll undergo testing on a track near las vegas. it's unproven but could in time change the way we travel. it's been promised before, but 2016 is expected to be the year biometrics security takes off. more and more devices and services are swapping passwords for digital readings of future such as face shape, fingerprint. the iris of your eye, heart beat or brain wave patterns. >> using fingerprint technologies, owners can unlock their gadgets. >> they can be used townlock things like handgun and will protect private data as our world is more easily connected. >> wow, the latest on the top stories ahead on al jazeera.
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