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♪ >> hello, welcome to the news hour from doha and london, i'm laura kyle. coming up. >> violence on the streets of bangkok as anti-government protesters attack rival demonstrators. and fighting the harsh winter in the camp. >> reporter: we have all the news in europe including ukrainian opposition leaders call for a strike after a
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violent crackdown on demonstrators in the capitol here. and eight people die after police helicopter crash into a busy pub in the city of glasgow. 14 are still in hospital. >> iran's baby blues. why the government is struggling to get people to have more children. ♪ tensions are growing in thailand after one person was killed in gunfire and several others injured. [ gunfire ] >> violent clashes broke out between pro- and anti-government protesters. there have been reports of stabbings and rock throwing. the demonstrations have been peaceful up to this point. >> reporter: there are concerns that this point of bangkok with
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large protesters with rival camps very close to each other. one person has been left dead from a gunshot wound and others injured. this happening after anti-government protesters prepare for sunday, a day they say they will topple the government. they took to the streets, and the so-called red shirts are back in bangkok. they're in the stadium trying to protect the government. many have traveled from the red shirt strongholds from the north and northeast. one man says he can't believe he has to come back to rally support for the government that won the election. >> i'm exhausting. i have to be here to fight for i don't know what. what happened to this country? >> reporter: outside the stadium it didn't take long for the
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situation to turn ugly. a group of anti-government protesters gathered throughout the afternoon and they attacked those suspected of being government supporters. up until now the groups have kept widely separate from each other. but in the days ahead protest leaders have asked government to enter into negotiations. >> if they love the country, please do not hurt the economy. it's not who will win, who will lose, who will lose is the country. >> reporter: the some fifths have ben taken over with ease. the government house is heavily fortified. on the other side of bank cock the prime minister support as
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they have done before. they say they will stay here to show their government. the government they brought to power. they said if things change they may make a move. >> if the government cannot control the situation. we need to consider what to do. >> this is becoming an increasingly nervous country. people are worried that it's about to enter another violent chapter. >> millions of syrian refugees are braces them for another bitter winter away from home. many of the countries are struggling to cope and calling for more aid for the harsh weather ahead. they have received half of the $4.4 billion it needs to provide for syria and it's neighboring countries. we can bring you the full
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picture from across the middle east. let's go to the camp in jordan. and first let's go to northern iraq. >> reporter: it's early morning and the women in this refugee camp prepare food. they've been cooking outdoors since the summer. but that will have to end soon bassinet has come and with it plugging temperatures and heavy rain. >> i make a special effort to cook every friday, a small treat to forget where we are. but with the rains we won't be able to do this much longer. even this small treat will be taken away from us. >> reporter: preparations to get this camp ready for winter are well under way. draining systems are put in place to make sure that the carp doesn'thatcamp doesn't flood.
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even though things are on track, there is still a long way to go. >> of course there will be challenges like any other program, but we're going support the international community with their agencies that will support us getting the refugin refugeesy for winter. >> reporter: despite the hard winter conditions just around the corner, however, children find a way to smile and have fun 37 these children are taking advantage of the relatively mild weather before the severe weather actually comes, but it almost doesn't matter how well prepared this camp is for winter. the one thing that these children and every resident of this camp want is the one thing the aid agencies can't give them, and that's a safe passage back to a peaceful syria. but the return to syria is a distant dream. there are more pressing things to worry with. >> ten days ago it rained. the whole camp was flooded.
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my tent was flooded. my children couldn't walk anywhere. winter is coming, and i'm scared of how bad things will get. >> reporter: with the u.n. agencies facing a funding crisis in the arrival of winter this camp is typical of many. it's ready technically for the winter but that's scant comfort for people who have to live through it. but what happens next, as they say here, is up to god. >> so that's the situation in iraq. we can get the picture as well from lebanon. we have been speaking to refugees. >> reporter: we're at a tented settlement in lebanon. they dot the landscape along the border with syria. people here live in miserable conditions, and they may be safe. they no longer have to face the violence in syria, but they're all warning of the danger to come and that is the cold.
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in this region temperatures dropped to below zero. the ground is all mud, and these plastic sheetings do not provide any shelter when the rain starts. just look around just a few weeks ago there was rain. and the whole area was flooded. so people here are worried. they're calling on the international community to help them. but the international community can only do so much. and the lebanese government can only do so much. they have to deal with their own economic problems. this is how people live. sometimes four to five families just in one tent. people are talking about their children suffering from respiratory problems, pneumonia, and in fact social workers are warning of the possibility of such diseases spreading. so miserable conditions in the next few days and weeks. temperatures are going to drop. it's going to be below zero, and
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people here really have fog to protect them from this new threat. >> well, in jordan refugees are struggling to cope with harsh conditions. for some residents better shelter is arriving we have reports from there. >> reporter: for 18 months the refugees here have weathered scorching heat, sand storms and snow storms. their own shelter a plastic tent. another freezing winter is coming. these new trailers could not arrive soon enough. >> in the winter the rain causes floods everywhere. the tents collapse on people and if they have electricity they catch fire. >> reporter: the people who have been here longest are the first to get a trailer. there is always a lot of frustration when they are given out but there are now strict
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rules for people who get a trailer from taking advantage of their good fortunate. in the past they would sell their trailers for hundreds of dollars to those living in tents. now refugees have to sign contracts promising they won't trade camp property. this man says he has been in the camp for a year. the aid answers that those getting replacements now have been liste living in debts for r and a half. these trailers cost $2,500 and costs of helping refugees $300 million. they hope to replace all tents before january, before the weather gets unbearbly cold. winter clothing and shoes are
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give to the most vulnerable. children under the age of five. but there is not enough money to provide everything that they need, so conditions in the camp remain difficult. >> don't think that we were all prepared for the crisis to last so much longer, so it took many of the dollars not by surprise, but it took many of the dollars saying let's find more money available. >> these refugee versus no idea when they'l when they'll be ablo return to their country. they could suffer here many more surveillance and winters. >> well, inside syria there has been more of the kind of the violence that has forced millions of its people across it's borders. 12 people were killed when an airstrike hit northeast of aleppo. this is east of damascus. there have been reports of heavy
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shelling there. and this is what drew off to a night of shelling. they woul have further evidencef violence spilling over in lebanon. gunfire broke out between neighborhoods supporting rival side of the civil war. they evacuated a school to transfer people to safer parts of the city. bedouins have clashed. demonstrators through stones at police who rode on horseback to disperse them. they rally against a reconviction of bedouin from the negev desert.
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bacbacklash in the dominican republic. haitians being driven out of the country. and why this 85-year-old man from the united states is apologizing to new yor north ko. in and in sports, we'll have more. ukraine opposition leaders are vowing to continue to protest against the president despite the violent crackdown by authorities. they have beat demonstrators during an early morning raid on kiev's independent square. on friday 10,000 people rallied against president yanukovych. we have the latest.
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>> reporter: the move was brutal and swift on the pre-dawn raid at independent square. some of the crowd were beaten and dragged. tear gas were fired against demonstrators. ambulance crews and paramedics treat the injured, many bleeding badly from the blows of the trenches. the operation was ordered soon after president yanukovych returned from the european summit in lithuania, where he refused to sign a trade pact after coming under intense pressure from moscow. demonstrators have been demanding the resignation from the president. it was a move that opposition leaders expected but none of them thought it would come so soon. the brutal crackdown from right
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poe his at independent square has dampened down the protest. in fact, it has increased it's protest. they're now calling for a general strike across the ukraine. >> reporter: the protesters have found sanctuary at st. michael's cathedral. a monastery demolished by soviet authorities and rebuilt when the ukraine gained its independence 22 years ago. >> we were holding back the police for about four minutes before they overpowered us. we were defenseless from their weapons and shields. i was beaten and dragged out of the square. we manned to get to the cathedral. they wanted to intimidate us. it was the most brutal thing i ever experienced. >> it will be a hard day for ukraine.
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and ukraine could be plunged in civil war. >> the anger is swelling here. the crackdown by the police has reignited the opposition forces and the scene is being set for a violent stand off by the government and supporters. al jazeera, kiev. >> these are covered by pictures coming from kiev. and as you can see opposition protesters still very much out in force. they have a major rally planned for this supplied. now eight people have been killed after a police helicopter crashed into a pub in the scottish city of glasgow. dozens more have been injured. the pub was packed with people attending a concert when the accident happened. tim friend has the details. >> reporter: the scale of the disaster is gradually emerging. this was a friday night out on the town that turned to horror
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as debris choking dust and rubble crashed down on hundreds of people. three people on board the police helicopter were among the dead. >> this is a complex ongoing operation. it will not be a quick operation. it is a very complicated and, indeed, dangerous scene. i pay tribute to those people from the emergency service who are working in and around the scene. >> reporter: many were trapped. one eye-witness said it was pandemonium. >> the smoke and you could hear people screaming. there was a girl standing next to me. i could hear them screaming, and they were screaming because they were afraid rather than harm coming to them. >> reporter: there is an
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investigation to discover why the police helicopter came crashing down from the night sky on to the pub roof. >> i knew right away that something serious had happened in the pub. >> reporter: at one point those who escaped from the pub formed a human chain to help out others. but hours after the crash emergency services were still searching the wreckage for survivors. >> when i left the pub just before the helicopter crashed, people were pouring out of the pub and dust seemed to be coming out from nowhere, from the door, the ground,age amounts of dust. there was no panic. it was very quiet. >> reporter: a large area of the glasgow city center were cordoned off. many were injured and rushed to
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hospital. 14 seriously hurt. tim friend, al jazeera. >> thousands of anti-racism campaigner have demonstrated in the french capitol of paris. they say discrimination and hate crimes are increasing because of factors of economic hardship and political opportunists. >> reporter: it was a protest against same-sex marriage but the impact targeted the whole country. the target was a justice minister, a black woman. children chant man can i, eat your banana and wave a banana skin. the parents and police just stood by and watched. >> the groups which became prominent against the gay marriage law have tried to occupy the public debate in a wave of hate. first home moabic, then sexist and racist and anti-semitic.
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>> reporter: in a french survey 7% of those asked admitted that they were rather racist. 22% said that they were a little racist. and only 44% said they were not racist at all. there has been an increase of hate crime in france. >> reporter: currently we're seeing a tangle between the right and left around security issues, immigration and up differences in a world worried about globalization. >> reporter: 65% of those asked said certain behaviors justify racist reactions. the far right has effectively capitalized on people's fears about jobs, the economy and security. on the far right rejects evidence that racism is rising.
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>> no, i don't believe this at all. i think there is a media game right now where the french people are led to believe there is a surge in racism in france. the only thing growing in france is anti-white and white french 1234 but it's not difficult to find minorities who have suffered discrimination. these algerian youth are regularly called dirty arabs. should the banana-waving children be prosecuted, made an example of? >> i don't like examples. the politicians and the media, they are to take their responsibility. it's a very important moment. >> the principle means that france is officially color blind. surveys are not throughout to ask about racial or ethnic
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background. but when it comes to opposing racism perhaps it's time for every to stand up and be counted. al jazeera, paris. >> we have lots for from europe later. and croatian propose to go to referendum on the controversial issue of same-sex marriage. >> in haiti hundreds are fleeing violence in the dominican republic. suspected of elderly man suspected of murdering a dominican double. they started de porting haitians after the incident. north korea said an elderly u.s. tourist who has
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been held for over a month has apologized for hate crimes and hostile acts during the trip to the country. >> 85-year-old merrill newman was about to leave north korea when he was arrested. now he appears on north korean tv reading an alleged apology. >> attacked communication system and killed three innocent operators, delayed the munitions supplies using explosives obtained from attacking the mine and they attacked the kpa and harassing operations at the rear base ten times in the area. >> reporter: the statement which contains oddly constructed statements and grammatical areas said to meet with soldiers that he trained during the war.
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>> i asked my guy to look for families and relstives and gave a document with addresses to the guide an in the hotel. >> reporter: the confession was recorded on november but there was no direct comment to confirm details. while they have been accused of forcing statements from detainees in the past, they say the time something odd. >> the united states, and it's created some problems for the industry exactly at the same time the north korean government is serious about threatening tourists in north korea. >> reporter: if he returns to the u.s. he will tell the truth about north korea, a sign he could be free. >> iran is facing a crisis. it's population is aging, and many young adults are choosing
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not to have children. government says they're posing a threat to national security. a population decline means fewer persians dominated by arabs. [ babies crying ] >> this is a message from the iranian government to its citizens. have babies, and lots of them. not the standard message in a country of 75 million people, but iran is on the verge of a crisis. it's population is aging, and it's birth rate has dropped to 1%. politicians say the country has no choice but to pro create. >> we've longed to encourage to marry as soon as possible. we want to help them for employment, to help them to have a house, to help them have a stable economic condition, and to help them-to-have more
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children. we think that at least they should have three children. >> reporter: but this encouragement is largely being ignored. divorce rates have risen, people are getting married later and putting their careers first. and with a bad economy convincing iranians to do otherwise is a challenge. >> as for having more children we are from the working class. i'm a welder and i should manage my expenses. i need to see if i can provide what is needed. >> reporter: if iran's population continues to decline the government says it will threaten productivity and national security. so there is a catch. the government wants only the educated to have children. >> these are the group that are educated and are probably
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financially there than the lower class. they can raise better children, and these new children will not be a burden on the family. >> reporter: that means no burden on the state either. many of those pushing this program agree rapid population growth is not the solution to anything. it's just going to make the problem worse, and it could be a long-term solution rather than a short-term one. after all it was the baby boom in the 1980s that created this situation as you can see. it caused environmental damage, pollution and for poor families it only made their economic situation worse. for many politicians they agree perhaps the biggest challenge they face is simply not repeating the mistakes of the past. al jazeera, tehran. >> still ahead on the program, more people are leaving the island of puerto rico than ever
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before. we'll tell you how that's helping some businesses. and life or death, should women have a right to terminate a pregnancy. in sport oklahoma thunder lead in the nba.
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retaliation of the killing of an elderly couple. we are go to the border down in the dominican republic. what's going on there? >> reporter: well, the border is 200-meters and it's about to close as it does every d every t 4:00 p.m. local time. there have been 400, possibly 500 to 6 of hundred haitians who have been deported or voluntarily leaving depending on who you ask. haitian who is work and live here, some of them have fled to the hills, they're hiding for safety. some have gone to police stations, and others have been asked to be escorted to the border for their own safety. some haitians say they've been
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forced to leave, put on trucks and forced to leave the country against their will. that's the situation here. it has slowed down to a trickle now. we have spoken to people here who have seen a lot of haitians to go across. it does draw attention to an uneasy relationship between those two countries. >> do you think this is likely to escalate further? >> reporter: based on the violence where we went to the village where "w" this murder. perhaps that has slowed down for the moment. what we could see now that escalation hinges on the deportation of haitians. anyone born to legal people, foreign migrants living here
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illegally after 1929 do not qualify for citizenship. we talked to a girl who was born to dominican father, haitian mother. if this ruling stands she'll be force to cross the border and start a new life there. now the political leaders and of dominican republic and haiti were supposed to have talks, but they have broken down. at the moment we're at an en pass. there are hundreds of haitians who are very worried about their future. they could be forced to cross a border and go to a country they have never been before. >> thank you for joining us there. >> united states has helped destroy the most dangerous parts of syrian chemical arsenal.
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they have confirmed that the process will happen at sea on an u.s. ship. now there were 1,300 tons of chemicals to be destroyed. 800 tons will be incinerated by commercial companies. but it's the other 500 tons that are causing concern. no country wants to take responsibility for them on land, so they will be destroyed at sea. as part of the stock pile is to include must card gas and sulfur. thank you very much for being with us. how do you go about this, destroying chemical weapons at sea? >> well, in a sense it has already been done in the past, but either in small quantities in coastal areas, not on an boat
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but on an island, so it can be done and it has been done. only not at this scale or level. >> but if they want to do it on land what is to say that this is a safe process at sea? >> well, this is a chemical destruction. this is not about dumping of the chemical at sea. this is going on to a boat with those materials and destroyed at sea and then it will have to be disposed off in a normal industrial base. it's no different doing it at sea and it's not that different
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from those activity. >> you're satisfied there won't be toxic waste that will leak into the seas there are concerns about that. >> are there are concerns and one of the things that has to be done in the planning now is to make sure that the boat is prepared for this sort of situation, that there are procedures and equipment in place to deal with any spills, any accidents that may happen. anything that can go congress has to be thought about in advance and take precautions. we don't wasn't any toxic spills to go into the yeah. >> who is going to pay for this? >> at this point in time it's going to be funded by the u.s. or i'm not sure what the detailed arrangement is going to be. it's not just the u.s. there are other countries with a transportation effort with the shipping of chemicals to that particular ship and supporting
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the operation in other ways. at the end of the day it's a major effort on the international community. >> absolutely. thank you for joining us. 40 inmates have escaped from a prison in libya. unknown gunmen attacked a building, allowing the inmates to escape. now the prison director announced that some of the detainees handed themselves in. a document that will help to find the country's future. a 15-member committee is having its say on the new constitution. once approved it will be put to a referendum. let's go to cairo, what are we looking at in this new constitution? >> reporter: yes, it's 244 provisions, and if the assembly managers finish approving the
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constitution by tomorrow they'll send it to the president, who will set a date for referendum. if the egyptian people approve this, this will set the wheel for presidential and parliamentary elections. although some people are not happy because they see that it seems to give the military too much say in running egypt. thegypt. first the defense minister must be in place for eight years an. now these provisions are making many people take to the streets. >> and some of these people we saw our on the streets today, despite the protest ban that was
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put in place at the beginning of the week. what happens at those protests there? >> we appear to have lost connection to our correspondent there in cairo. we'll stay with egypt, though. hundreds of people have been protesting outside of the qatari embassy. many have been jailed in cairo and it's office closed. let's get more news from europe and go back to julie in london. >> reporter: laura, thank you. the issue of same-sex marriage rights is a deeply divided one around the world, and croatia is no different. on sunday they vote whether to amend the country's constitution to define marriage as an union wean man and a woman.
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we spoke to both sides of the debate and we have this report. >> reporter: the refer recommend done will ask whether marriage should be for man and woman. in these exclusively catholic country the answer could be yes. but campaigners for same-sex marriage hope this last minute show of support may give them the boost they need. if not, it could mean a new law banning same-sex marriage despite the position of the prime minister. the drive for the referendum has come from a catholic group calling itself "in the name of the family." >> i grew up with a mother, father, and brother. now i am a wife and a mother, and i believe children have a right to be raised by a mother and a father. >> across town, they will vote against. >> this is a human rights issue.
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this isn't only about the right to marriage and inheritance or hospital visits. it's the about the right to walk down the street hugging the person you love. >> croatia has become more tolerance of its gay and lesbian community, but they say they're not looking to discriminate against anyone and the rights of same-sex couples are protected under the law. it's just that those rights do not extend to marriage. al jazeera, zagreb. >> a procession of series for
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memories of the world war ii. three irish women are taking a case to the u.n. regarding ireland's strict abortion law. they had to go abroad to abort babies that would have fatalities. in 2010 european court of human rights criticized the irish government for failing to implement the 1992 ruling properly. now a woman was refused determination in an irish hospital even though she was miscarrying and died. lauren spoke to one of the women about why she's going to the u.n.
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>> amanda was 21 weeks pregnant when she and her partner james were told the baby daughter she was carrying would survive no more than minutes and would die of immediate heart failure. faced with a choice of watching their baby die in front of their eyes or termination they want what had they saw as the act of kindness, but then they were told they didn't have that choice. >> the thought that she might--that i might actually carry her to full term, deliver her and watch her die in front of me, watch her have a heart attack. the only thing, when you're expecting a baby, and you're s so--you would die for that baby, you become so protective. the only thing that i thought of that i could do for her was make sure that she was never going to suffer. >> irelanit's been a year since ireland had a time of soul searching after a woman died
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during miscarriage. >> specifically we think that there is a breach of article 3 which is the prohibition of inhuman and de grading treatment. if you look at the pattern in the manner of which people are treated, once there is a diagnose of fatal fetal abnormality de grading is really the only word that comes to mind. >> the strong catholic lobby insist that women should not have that choice but should have better support during birth even if their hope is gone. >> they'll be given the support, medical and in other ways to enjoy the time with their baby and meet their baby, and it really is a very--from women i've talked to and families i've talked to, it can be an extremely comforting and very enjoyable experience. >> james and amanda have heard all this many times.
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>> we find it extremely, because that would work for some people who would choose that, but even if we had the best here in ireland it wouldn't have made a different decision. we still would have terminated the pregnancy because we feel that would be the best thing for our child. >> the most basic level of dignity for women going through a huge personal trauma. they continue to insist that the lawmakers in the irish parliaments would rather ignore the issue than do anything about it. al jazeera, dublin. >> now let's bring you up-to-date in the situation in the ukraine. thousands of demonstrators are back on the streets despite the violent crackdown on protesters there. president yanukovych said that he's outraged in the scenes of the early morning rallies.
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and it comes from opposition rallies that are planned. we'll bring you more information as we get it. >> we still have sports to come here on al jazeera with atletico madrid's star striker scoring again.
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>> prosecutor's status as an u.s. territory allows its people to move freely between its home
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and america. immigration numbers have soared for the first time since the 1980s. >> angel has never worked to much. he said his moving company can barely keep up with the requests. >> most of it goes abroad, orlando, florida, miami, texas, new york. we have local jobs, but it's rare. >> mr. and mrs. lopez once lived in the u.s. and came back to puerto rico for retirement. but now all of their children and most of their relatives are in florida. >> i want to talk to them and share everything with them. i want to spend my old age with them. that's the most important thing for me. >> reporter: when their youngest daughter told them she would stay in the u.s. after completing medical studies, they knew they would be alone here
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except their granddaughter ariana. she's a bit camera shy. >> you start with is hundred thousand dollars to be a cardiologist assistant right after graduating. imagine here you get around $60,000. >> their destination is orlando, florida. angel helps people move off of island every day of the week. >> for us it's good. we are working. at least i don't have to leave. [ chuckling ] >> puerto ricans are a people in transit. their american passports have allowed them to move easily. the recent immigration has hit record levels. 600,000 puerto ricans have left the island in the past ten years. that's 15% of the population and by far the largest drop anywhere in the united states. >> reporter: recent graduates have left to look for
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employment, but angel said blue collar workers are looking for jobs, too. >> i have a colleague who works saturdays and sundays as a deejay. there are no farming jobs any more and the factories are closing, too. >> reporter: the government says the immigration costs the local economy $3 billion per year but angel has not lost a penny. he's off to his next job packing a shipment for miami. al jazeera, puerto rico. >> now let's get all of sports. >> reporter: thank you so much. the arsenal have gone seven points clear of the english premier league after a comfort win in whales. ramsey scored two goals to take his season to 13. he didn't celebrate any of his goals. arsenal ran out 3-0, winners.
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everton after a had-0 after stoke city and fulham's 3-0 lost against west ham and puts further pressure on fulham. and atletico madrid has moved forward winning. atletico now 40 points but remains behind barca. and rsl madrid kick off in a few minutes time. a win will put them three points behind. and ancelotti discusses ronald
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ronaldo's thigher. >> no, cristiano ronaldo is not playing because he does not feel comfortable. he's feeling good. we made him take a scan this morning. he's fully recovered, but he does not feel comfortable. he has trained too much, so we're not going to take the risk. >> a sold out affair with a win needed to close out their first title in nine years. the visitors spoiling the party with the 2-0 victory and means that the j league will be deci decided on the weekend. australia beating new zealand to claim the rugby league world title. they were favorites to lift the trophy.
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pakistan inflicting the most damage on the bowling attack and score an unbeaten 79 to guide the visitors to 179 in their innings. south africa winners. in the final icc twenty20 qualifiers. scoring 66 of runs i in abu dha. and they are 20 over competitive total there. they had a good day taking three wickets and they went all out at 157 and both teams had qualified for next year's tournament in bangladesh. motorcycle race died in an
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accident in an event. he raced between 1996 of and 97, the 45-year-old fell off his motorcycle after being struck by another rider's back. he was killed at the 2011 malaysian grand prix. after winning this year's u.s. master golfer, scoring best season high, the world number two hold as two-stroke lead at the third round of the australian open. he becomes the second later to after securing the australian masters and pga title. rory mcilroy i has the next best round. and he has yet to win a tournament this year. >> it was a tricky day with the wind. just trying to keep up with this
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guy. he's tough. playing very solidly and i felt like i left the field there. that means i'm going back tomorrow and i will just have to try to catch him. >> in south arching defending champion charles schwartzel. the champion at 13 under. and richard finch is second. the new york knicks have slumped to their eighth consecutive loss in the nba. they were beaten 97-95 by the denver nuggets. carmelo anthony with 27 points, and the shot to tie the game, blocked. and the knicks worst losing streak in four years.
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the thunder 113-i 113-112 v. the european champion in norway, this time beating scotland. sweden winning the final, and they'll defend their title in sochi in february. all the day's stories updated on our website at www.aljazeera.com/sports. and you can interact there as well at facebook and twitter. >> thank you very much. do you stay with us. we have news from our london broadcast center. up next.
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>> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm richelle carey. here are the stories that we're following for you. the desperate flight of syrian refugees seeking safe haven beyond their borders and now winter is bearing down. north korea releases video of an 85-year-old american veteran alleged apology to that nation. and protests against thailand's prime minister turned deadly. >> as the war in syria grinds on, so does the flood of people

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