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live from doha. >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello and welcome to the news hour, i'm in doha with the top stories on al jazeera. six explosions, a grenade attack, and gunfire in indone a indonesia's capitol. isil says they did it. and the world's worst ever ebola outbreak is over. and i'll have all of your
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sport, including -- >> this started with the president. >> the extent of corruption at world athletic governing body laid bare. with its former president in the firing line. ♪ hello, indonesia's capitol has been hit by a series of coordinated attacks. there were at least six explosions in the central district business of jakarta. several people are dead. let's cross over to step. now that there has been a claim of responsible by isil what are the authorities saying? >> reporter: well, what we're hearing now is very strong and loud condemnation of the attacks that happened here in the central business district earlier in the morning. muslim leaders are on live
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television all through the night condemning the attacks, and calling on all indonesians not to be afraid. there is also a big movement on social media on twitter and facebook, also calling for the same thing. don't be afraid. we're not afraid. so that's basically what happened after the initial shock of the attacks this morning in this business district in the very important the strategic heart of indonesia. the blast tore through the downtown area, at least separate explosions and then gunfire. a multi-pronged attack close to the office of the united nations and a popular shopping mall. >> translator: for about ten minutes he did that mass killing. >> reporter: indonesian television has released these
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pictures of a suspect who was carrying a gun. one bomb is known to have gone off near a starbucks cafe, and a police post was destroyed in one of the blasts. indones indonesia's president cut short a visit to oversee operations. >> translator: we cannot be afraid. we cannot be defeated by these terror attacks. i urn people to stay calm, because everything is under control. >> reporter: the attacks were concentrated around a busy thoroughfare. the traffic and people which normally block these streets are gone, replaced with heavy security. >> let's just have a look at the specific locations of these attacks. as we zoom in, we can see this street and its proximity to the yates offices. that is an area that is filled with offices as well as western
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brands, and the jakarta theater where it was reported that some of the attackers were hiding. now back to step vaessen to tell us why these particular areas would be the target of these attacks. >> reporter: well, obviously the attackers couldn't have hit indonesia more straight in the heart. so it's basically the main business district of the country, all of the big companies are based here. they have their offices here. the government has their offices here, and as you said the united nations. so it was basically the heart of the city, and a lot of people were shocked that these attackers could get so close despite heavy security already in indonesia, because there were a lot of rumors and also intelligence information that the police had about an attack. but it said it would happen in
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december more specifically at new year's eve. dozens of arrests had been made in december. and there was quite a lot of relief after that. and that's when this shock was greater when their heard what had happened in jakarta. >> step thank you for that update from jakarta. now the world health organization has formally announced the end of the ebola outbreak in liberia. but many people are still living with the after effects. the men recruited to incinerate the bodies of those killed by the disease last year, are now shunned by their community. mohamed has more. >> reporter: the marshall crematorium, or what is left of it. it's a place this man returns to with great reluctance.
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at the heart of the outbreak of the ebola, this and a group of other young men set fire to the dead. for four months they berned closed to 2,000 bodies. >> i just have to live with it. i feel it inside of myself. >> reporter: many liberians continue to blame franklin and others for cremating the dead. international -- experts recommended cremation. many believe the dead will come back to haunt the living if they are not well buried. miss brother ended up demolishing his house. >> i said fine, i'm out.
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>> reporter: that is not what the young men expected. they thought they would be rewarded, hailed as heros and receive apologies from the people who shunned them. they are still waiting. the ban -- banishment from the community is difficult. they spending their day drinking alcohol and taking drugs. >> i did that for my country. >> the men are now forced to live together, sharing the same room in a house not far from the crematorium. the place they hated so much as become a home of sorts.
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nowhere else will accept them. ebola cases were reported in the united states, britain, and spain, but by far the worst toll was in west african countries. the virus was fist reported in guinea in december 2014, as the outbreak over 3,000 fell sick. sierra leone has more than 14,000 that tested positive for the disease. and 4,000 died. liberia had a slightly lower case load, but the highest death toll at 4,800. ebola tested the ability of already overstretched west african health systems to cope.
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it also tested the ability of the world health organization to cope, your organization was criticized for not failing to act quickly enough. so what lessons can be learned in your opinion? >> well, i think there have been many lessons. perhaps the first one is the importance of investing in strong health systems, particularly in vulnerable countries. we know that the countries of west africa including liberia and sierra leone who were emerging from years of civil conflict, they had very weak health systems. so the outbreak was slow to be recognized, and once it was recognized, we collectively slow to respond. i think we have also learned the lessons of the importance of -- of government leadership in managing major outbreaks. the centrality of communities. communities are vital to -- to
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getting on top of outbreaks such as ebola, and we were too slow in bringing them on board and leveraging their resources and their understanding of the disease. and then we at the global level, we have work to do to address the global capacities and systems to respond effectively and predictably. >> now that any outbreak has officially been declared over in liberia, the world health organization is still saying that west africa can see a flairup of the virus. what do you mean by that? and how significant is that risk? >> that's right. today is an important day, because it also marks not only the end of the ebola outbrake in looeb -- liberia. it's all the first time that all three countries in west africa can be declared ebola free.
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but there is a residual risk of reemergence of the disease because of the persistence of the virus in survivors. the virus exists in body fluid such as seemen in men, so we're seeing these small outbreaks, probably due to sexual transition. we have sn about ten thus far. we anticipate there will be more. so the job is not done. >> so what can be done to prevent these anticipated flairups, and how critical are the next few months going to be? >> well, i think some important points to note there. the risk is relatively small, but significant, as i said we have only seen ten of these flairups to date. the risk will decline over time, as the immune system of
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survivors clear the virus from their bodies, and as i mentioned the virus can persist for up to 12 months in seemen, but thereafter seems to be clear. all of the countries in support of w.h.o. and other partners are putting in mechanisms to prevent, detect, and respond to flairs, by ensuring there is improved disease surveillance, by making sure there are good services, and rapid response mechanisms if suspected cases result. >> okay. thank you. >> thank you. we have been telling you about the former head of world athletics who has been accused of organizing and coordinating corruption within that body. in that is part of a report that has been released in the last
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hour. the report also claimed that the iaaf council could not have been unaware of the extent of doping athletics. but the head of the organization has backed the body under the control of coe. >> i think it's a fabulous opportunity for the iaaf, to cease this opportunity and move forward out of this. there's an enormous amount of reputational recovery that has to occur here. and i can't -- i can't think of anyone better than coe to lead that. >> let's bring in our sports presenter to tell us what more came out in that report and that press conference that we listened to out of munich. >> yeah, very thorough intro, dareen, but the key findings to this 89-page report that you can
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getting from the president, as you correctly said one of the main points the iaaf couldn't have been unaware of the extent of doping in athletics. there was a real issue, the commission said, a real unwillingness to confront rogue nations like russia with their state-sponsored doping, something the part one of this report highlighted and as a result russia were finally banned from world athletics. and an iaaf task force is in the count -- country trying to see if they are getting their selves in line. and dick pound went on to say that he felt that their investigation really only scratched the surface in terms
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of the extort of athletes, so there would be more revolutio revolutions -- revelations to come. >> thank you. shares in renault plunge after a raise by police. and in sport, real madrid and athletico, in big trouble over the illegal transfer of underage players. raul will give us details a little later in the program. ♪ first an attack near a police station in southeastern turkey has killed at least six people. that happened in a specific province. >> reporter: it was an attack on turkish security forces, but here civilians who were asleep
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in their beds are rescued from what remains of their homes. one adult and two children were killed when this building collapsed. rescue workers searched for rubble looking for survivors. those who escaped were in shock. this woman overcome after being guided to safety. daylight showed how devastating the damage had been. this is what remains of the police complex. one officer was killed, the wife of another policeman died along with her five-month-old baby. the authorities blame the kurdistan worker's party, the pkk. the turkish's government's two-year ceasefire fell apart last july. now strict curfews are in place across the southeast of turkey.
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>> translator: i strongly condemn the attack on a police station last night. five civilians were killed and a police officer was martyred in the attack. >> reporter: the prime minister says the commitment to what he calls counter terrorism remains steadfast. this latest devastation from the kurdish conflict in which 40,000 people have died in the past three decades shows what turkey is still up against, and it comes less than 48 hours after the isil attack right at the heart of the old city. in turkey right now, no one really feels easy. andrew simmons, al jazeera, in istanbul. the u.n. says the latest aid delivery to reach the syrian town of madaya is good news, but it won't solve the crisis there. about 50 truck are part of the convoy to the town. many people in madaya have been starving as government forces
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prevented food and medicine from getting in. >> the real solution to this predicament, to the plight of the people besieged in these towns, the real solution is for the siege to be lifted. >> up to 2,000 refugees and migrants sheltering in calais, are waying to be evicted, but they don't know when it will happen. jacky rowland sent this report. >> reporter: there is the expectation that at some stage up to 1500 people will be asked, taken, forced, we're not quite sure what the modalities will be, from the tents they have been living in until now. these flimsy structures you see behind me, and then moved into the facility being shot. you can see the white
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containers, and the crane behind them. the crane at the moment is lowering more containers in into position. and the idea is that the refugees should go and live in there. some have registered to move in. others are very cautious about the idea of leaving their tents behind, because this -- you know, it looks a little bit like a prison camp. there is metal fence around the perimeter, there are lights, and there are security guards. we have noticed two different private security companies operating here. and the refugees have to have their fingerprints taken to move in. and they are afraid that this is a way of controlling them, possibly forcing them to apply for asylum here in france. and they are afraid they will be prevented from trying to jump on loris or trucks, because most of
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these people have come here to try to cross the channel and go to the united kingdom. a former soldier who strieed to smuggle a 4-year-old afghan girl into britain at his father's request says he is no hero. he faces up to 5 years in jail, and a $30,000 fine for aiding illegal immigration. >> she fell asleep on my knee. it was -- i remember it was freezing cold that night in october. and i looked down, and . . . you know, how can you leave her? there is no rational thought to it. i don't understand why all of the people around the world are not getting so emotional. these -- these children are -- it's tragic. >> shares in french car maker e
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renault after a raid by police. north korea's ambassador to kuwait has defended his countries nuclear program. in an exclusive interview for al jazeera, he said north korea needed a strong nuclear deterrent to protect it against aggressors like the united states. the claims that it successfully tested a hydrogen bomb was strongly criticized by countries including china. >> it is our right to protect ourselves at this time. also, in the future too, we will strengthen the nuclear
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deterrence, as long as the hostile overseas are rolled back -- unless rolled back their hostile policies against my country. there were protests in the philippines against a supreme court ruling that will allow the u.s. to station more troops and equipment in the country. >> reporter: the enhanced defense cooperation agreement between the united states and the philippine government might be a done deal as far as officials are concerned, but many filipinos want it known that they are not at all a happy about this. and these people behind me have marched to the front of the u.s. embassy in manila to let their feelings be known. more american troops are not welcome in the philippine, as far as they are concerned. >> it is basically colonization of the philippines again. >> we have to stand together,
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because like israel and the u.s., and their governments are united, to oppress us, we must be united to fight against them. [ cheers ] >> reporter: but as much as these protesters have made the american presence in the philippines an issue of sovereignty and patriotism, there are others who feel that having the americans here is actually a patriotic act, they feel a larger presence will help the country defend itself against the chinese military, which is just on its doorsteps in the south china sea. the philippines and china embroiled in a bitter battle over portions of those waters. this saturday taiwan will go to the polls to elect a new legislature and president. >> reporter: it's only 20 years since taiwan became a democracy,
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now the political landscape could be about to change again. if opinion poles are correct, then this is about to become the first woman president. politics in this country has been dominated by men for so long, what difference will it make if you become president? >> well, at least we get to prove that this is a place where we stress and then we achieve gender equality. >> reporter: she leads the opposition proindependence democratic progressive party. trailing behinder is this man, of the party that has dominated politics here and supports close ties with china. a symbol of that relationship, the historic handshake last september. china still regards taiwan as a breakaway province.
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that will one day be reunited with the motherland. the chances of that remain remote, especially if she becomes president. the victory would be a setback for china, but she insists she wants to maintain a stable relationship. >> it's a matter of communication, communication, and communication. >> reporter: some analysts say she now appears to be moderating her anti-beijing stance. >> maybe she has come to the realization that in order to win, you have to be more pragmatic, and also be low-key in terms of, particularly those sensitive issues. >> like independence? >> like independence. >> reporter: but for many voters, the real issue is the economy, growth of just 1%, wages stagnating. >> translator: i think economy is a priority for the election,
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so i don't care who will be elected. >> translator: i hope the new president can promote the economy. >> reporter: this could still be a close election, with one opinion poll suggesting up to 25% of voters remain undecided. adrian brown, al jazeera, taiwan. british actor allen rickman has died at the age of 69 after suffering from cancer. his 30-year career included roles in the harry potter films, and the u.k. favorite, love actually. he rose to global fame in 1988 when he starred in the franchise die hard. still ahead in this news hour, not letting the world forget, moved ones of nigeria's missing girls march through the streets of abuja. why guatemala's public health system is on the verge of
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collapse. and the golden state warriors lose their third game of the nba season. ♪
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a series of blasts have hit the center of indonesia's capitol, jakarta, killing at least seven people. isil has claimed responsibility. the world health organization has formally announced the end of the ebola outbreak in liberia, meaning the epidemic is officially over. more than 11,000 were killed by the disease. the three worst effected countries were liberia, guinea, and sierra leone. and the world anti-doping association has released a second part of its report. the outgoing president is accused of sanctioning organized fraud. let's get more on one of our top stories. indonesians have long been keenly aware of the danger of terrorism, especially since
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2002. in october of that year, bombings killed 202 people. almost two years later, a car bomb was set off outside of the australian embassy in jakarta, killing nine people. 2005 bali again targeted by attackers who killed 20 people then. and the last major bombing was in mid-2009 when two suicide attackers set off explosion is at hotels, and of course this latest bombing that we have been telling you about in jakarta, which isil has claimed responsibility for. let's cross over to indonesia, and speak to the indonesian consultant for human rights watch. your friend was in a coffee shop when the gun fight broke out earlier.
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just tell us what he saw. >> she saw. she was just standing there about looking for a seat, when suddenly a man -- a single man probably the suicide bomber entered, but very soon he was followed by a police officer, and probably some building security officer. they had an argument. she did not hear it. but they suddenly gun fight inside. and everyone was hysterical. the policeman aged to grab the homemade bomb from the suicide bomber and through it away outside of starbucks. so it happened inside starbucks. you can see amateur video of the bomb exploding outside. it was thrown away from the security people. and probably the suicide bomber was killed, but then customers -- starbucks customers
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went out, and that is the time when two shooters who were waiting outside were shooting at them. and two customers died. that was the first attack. you might know that that building is tightly secured. i often go the. it is close to my apartment. i often meet diplomats american diplomats there. if i bring my car there or even a taxi, three security officers will check the car. so it was quite easy for the police to be suspicious against the first suicide bomber, so they can manage -- they can overcome, probably kill the suicide bomber and through away the bomb, but they did not anticipate two shooters waiting outside. and it is quite common that suicide bombers, terrorists, waiting for a crowd together before shooting a bigger shot. >> so how worried are you
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andreas as well as other people you speak to in indonesia about not only isil but other groups in indonesia, al-qaeda-linked groups that have carried out other bombings in the country. >> in the philippine emssies, australian embassies, if you look at the number, the number is declining. today i'm sorry to say, but we have only two people killed at the attack, and five terrorists were also killed. i would like to say -- i went to the side. i would like to say this is a low-tact, low-skill attack. you can imagine if they have professional real agains, ak 47s, shooting properly what will happen. and you can imagine if the bomb blasted even outside only five meters away, it will create more
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damages. so it is low-tact, low-skill and it's difficult to p pre -- prevent. >> thank you for speaking to us. it has been five years since long-time leader fled the country. he was the first ruler to fall in what came to be known as the arab spring. >> reporter: five years ago this ar ar area would have been packed with people. it was the start of the arab spring. since then every january 14th, thousands gather here to commemorate the anniversary of the revolution. but tunisia remains politically divided. >> translator: people my age are
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disenchanted with politics. it's kind of sad, because we are the ones who should take over and lead the nation. >> reporter: they are now lead by this party. but many leftist parties accuse the governing coalition of failing to implement genuine political reforms. in every corner of the streets unemployed youth, disgruntled retirees and activists say their dreams of a better tunisia were hijacked. this is where thousands of activists took to the streets, calling for political reform. their movement soon galvanized the country, and protests spread. forcing the resignation of the president and his government. but this man insists this should be a day of joy.
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his hope is to see his grandchildren grow up in a prosperous and stable tunisia. >> translator: i was young when tunisia took independence. we were passionate and ambitious. when i look on people on the street, they really seem far less ambitious than they were 60 years ago. >> reporter: security is tight in the capitol. police have been deployed in large numbers to secure the main streets. there are concerns over possible attacks by isil or other armed groups affiliated with al-qaeda. dozens of people, mostly british tourists were killed last year, when a gunman attacked a popular beach resort near sousse. a march calling for the return of hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped by boko haram has taken place in nigeria's capitol, abuja. close to two years after the
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mass abduction, most of the girls have not come home. last month nigeria's president says he is willing to negotiate with the armed group for the release of the girls. >> reporter: this is one of many, many demonstrations that has taken place over the last 21 months in abuja since the girls were kidnapped by boko haram. the parents and their supporters were recently angered by comments from the president that the government has no firm intelligence or information as to where the schoolgirls are. they feel that not enough is being done by the new government and the security services to rescue the girls. when the president came to power in 2015, he made it an election promise to devote all of the government's resources to try and rescue these missing girls, but unfortunately, which is obviously very up setting to the families and their supporters, nothing much has been done, the
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girls have still not been recovered. the government says it is working with the military and regional partners, countries like chad and niger where boko haram have been active to try to find out where they can recover these girls. but this is too little for many of the families who say the government does have the resources to find the girls, and it's not taking the whole issue seriously. in ethiopia, at least 140 keem -- people have been killed in a crackdown on anti-government protests. charles stratford reports. >> reporter: this woman's husband was arrested on december 23rdrd. she hasening heard from him or seen him since. >> translator: in the past, they have used false evidence, the witnesses were false.
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he didn't commit any crime at the time, but he was still charged. >> reporter: her husband is a respected academic and opposition politician. after three years, seven months behind bars he was freed from jail last year. he was originally sentenced to eight years for being affiliated to what the government described as a terrorist organization. but the supreme court reduced the sentence because of lack of evidence. he supported the recent protests by members of the arrow mow people. al jazeera spoke to him around two weeks before his arrest. >> the way the government is [ inaudible ] in a responsible way. >> reporter: the protests were sparked by a government plan to develop areas in the region outside of the capitol. they say the integrated development plan is unconstitutional, because it
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ignores a federal system that gives each region a degree of self rule. they say the plan is nothing more than a government land grab. for many years they have accused the government of ignoring their rights. the protests presented one of the biggest crises the ruling party have faced since coming to power. at least a hundred people have been killed and many more arrested or detained. they say the government is using hard anti-terrorism laws to crush any discent. the government says it suspended what it describes as activities related to the development plan. it say bs it is investigating the activities of many people it has arrested, including the opposition leader. >> he was suspected of
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masterminding a campaign that lead to the destruction of property, the loss of lives, and of course his case is being investigated by the police. >> reporter: hannah has repeatedly asked the police for news of her husband, but she like many other familiar wlis loved ones behind bars have no choice but to wait. charlie pierce, al jazeera. guatemala's new president is due to be sworn in later on tuesday. he is a former tv comedian with no government experience. one of his first tests is a public health system on the verge of collapse. david mercer reports. >> reporter: scenes of hardship and neglect in this hospital. in this emergency room, patients with chronic kidney disease wait for treatment. jose's feet are painfully swollen, signs that his illness has flared up. he could barely afford the
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nine-hour trip to get here. >> translator: sometimes i don't have enough money to buy all of the medications i need. but without them my health gets worse, and then i have to spending even more money to get better again. >> reporter: guatemala's public healthcare system is facing its worst crisis in history. hospital staff may have equipment on some ways, and on others patients could have to provide their own. all the while more people crowd the hospitals as the country's population grows. >> obviously the problems providing quality care provide a certain level of frustration. but in spite of the shortages, we try to serve our patients as best we can, even if that means taking money out of our own pockets to help treat them.
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>> reporter: the government denounced the crisis back in june, predicting it could leave many of the hospitals unable to receive patients. investigators say there are few signs how the government spent half a billion dollars. >> translator: the guatemalan state continues to be the biggest violator of human rights. guatemalans continue to die because of this lack of action. >> reporter: guatemala's current health minister was appointed after his predecessor resigned amist a set of corruption scandals. >> translator: here in guatemala we call it scraping the pot. do what you can to transfer resources to where they are needed.
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supplies, payment of salaries, surgical equipment, basic services. these are the first things we have to do. >> reporter: with public health sending around just 2% and further budget cuts going into 2016, millions of guatemalans who depend on public health will continue to suffer. david mercer, al jazeera, guatemala city. a little earlier in the bulletin we were telling you about a former soldier who has gone on trial for trying to smuggle a 4-year-old afghan girl into britain at her father's request. the 49 year old faced up to five years in jail for aiding illegal immigration. and we understand he has just been convicted by a french court for trying to rescue that little girl, but he does avoid prison. still ahead in the news hour, the former head of world athletics accused of sanctioning organized corruption.
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details coming up. ♪
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we're back with an update on all of the sports stories. the former head of world athletics has been accused of organizing and enabling conspiracy and corruption. it is the second part of an independent report. it also claims the iaaf council could not have been unaware of the corruption. lee what is the latest? >> reporter: well, part two of
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the independent report. we knew it was going to be damming. it was collusion between russians at a high level, and the world governing body of athletics which is a complete deception of the public. but i'm going to bring you straight to the man who has kind live given his time to talk to us. this is the chairman of that report. we're talking about collusion between a governing body and a major nation. pretty disappointing isn't it? >> it is. and more disappointing to find conduct that actually effects the outcome on the field of play. it is not just a bunch of old guys passing money around the table. >> reporter: there was mention of vladimir putin in there, that the president was a friend of putin. he is saying that things could be smoothed over. how much does that trouble you? >> it is troubling, and it is
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true. he has been saying a lot of strange things recently, and whether that is true or not, needs to be followed up, but if it's true, then it's even more troubling. >> reporter: the word being used is embedded in terms of corruption at the world governing body of athletics. this puts a lot of pressure on the current president. how do you see his position. >> well, i see it, is the glass halfenty or half full. it's a wonderful opportunity for him to do something very good for his sport -- >> reporter: but he was vice president when all of this was happening, wasn't he? >> he was. but international organizations revolve very much around the president. and the president control most of what is done. it is troubling, and he is getting flak about that, but now he is president, and now he has a chance to do something which he wouldn't have been able to do
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as vice president. >> reporter: can russia be allowed into the rio olympics in august? >> well, that's up to them, and we said right from the very beginning, here is the road, here is the map. it's up to you to see if you can comply, but right now you are out, and you won't be in rio unless you change. >> reporter: what other bodies should be looking over their shoulders? >> i think every sport should be looking at the i aaf, and fifa, and think we better give some attention to this whole issue of governance. because it's effecting our sports. let's get it done right before somebody does it to us. >> thank you so much for your time. so part two was pretty damming. there will be follow ups with that. we need to hear what sebastian
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ceo has to say. but for now back to you. >> thanks for that. football's governing body fifa has handed out transfer bans to real madrid and athletico. that means that real's new coach, there he is there, and athletico boss won't be able to sign any new players until july 2017. real and athletico are currently third and first in la liga. recent recently barcelona was banned for a similar breach. in the nba the golden state warriors were beaten by the denver nuggets in colorado. that's despite their reigning mvp steph curry scoring 38
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points. thompson, though missed a 3-pointer at the buzzen, as they went down 112-110. cricket former international bats man has been charged with match fixing. he is accused with fixing games in a domestic 2020 competition. he didn't actually play in the tournament. cricket south africa are awaiting his response to the charges. meanwhile the first day of the third test between south africa and england is drawing to a close. 251-7 in their first innings. but the debut century in the last match in cape town that could prove far more significant. >> reporter: he says he is just at the infancy of his career, but it does during the second
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test in england, that he became the first black african to score a test century for south africa. >> i understand me being a model for other black african cricketers, i just want to see myself as an individual and as a cricketer. >> reporter: with an unusual quota of at least four players critics say there are not enough non-white players on the south african team. they aim to have six players of color in the se-- next two seasons. many see him as an inspirational figure and their hero. these youngsters hope they can be the next generation of south african cricket players. they practice at the club where he played. >> the significant importance of the 100 scored in cape town
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meant a lot to a lot of black african cricketers. because of that hundred, i have seen a growth in the batting department. guys want to bat. >> reporter: but there are a lack of resources in towns where most of the black population live. >> the schools i went to, gave me access to quality facilities, elite coaches, and all of that, and unfortunately the townships don't have that. >> reporter: cricket says it has yet to successfully tap into south african's talent. >> i think it can be done, but we all have limited resources. last year we tied up an agreement with the sports and regulation ministry, and the department of basic education, and they have come on board to help us to provide resources, to provide facilities. >> reporter: until those initiatives properly trickle down to these young cricketers, their dreams could remain just that.
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quick update on the cricket south africa, 264-7 in that first test match. >> thank you. leading u.s. car makers are displaying what is likely to become the future of transportation at an auto show in detroit. the producers are gradually moving towards self driving cars. >> reporter: these are the cars that think they are better drivers than you are. for years we have seen the creep of self driving elements from anti-lock breaks to stability control to automatic emergency breaking. now auto makers are taking the trend one step further, some infinity cars like this one, include lane departure warning and prevention. a camera tracks the painted lines on the road. >> you begin to drift out of the lane, you will get an alarm
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alerting you are leaving your lane. if you don't take action, own the opposite side of the vehicle, the breaks will begin to pulse to pull you back into your lane. >> reporter: we tested the operation. it works well, if you know how to use it. >> i'm operating the gas and break, but this car is steering. no hands. oh, but it doesn't break it's a. but the company announced it will triple its test fleet to 30 ford fusion hybrids. >> semiautonomous features, features that allow you to park your car, or get in and out of traffic jams, keep you in your lane, and we're also working on a defined area, the driver will not have to be prepared to step
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in. >> reporter: this lincoln can park and unpark itself. and detects pedestrians. >> say you are on the 405, and within a mile you are full stop, the lincoln continental can take you to full stop without you having to do anything. >> reporter: here in detroit, car makers are showcasiining th latest technology, and with elon musk says self driving cars could be on the road in two years. >> reporter: auto makers with betting big on autonomous cars. >> it's a service that is fun and affordable to get from a to b. >> reporter: general motors invested $500 million in the company lift as a push to support taxis. more news coming up on al jazeera in just a moment. stay with us.
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