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we are waiting on a press conference. we are at the press conference and waiting for the director general of the hospital there to update us on the condition of michael schumacher after his accident in the french alps. we were expecting the family to speak but now we hear the director general will make the announcement. we have not had a resent update on his condition and know he fell on the ski slopes while he was skiing with his family. he hit his head on a rock and he was moved to two hospitals before ending up in glen nobel.
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that is good news from the director general of the hospital in france. she is saying that michael schumacher had to unger go more surgery last night and that his condition has improved just slightly. >> this is the second operation
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he has been put through since this accident. yesterday we were not given a prognosis. it was an hour by hour situation as far as the doctors were concerned and certainly they said, well, he is a very fit 44-year-old. but so he might be able to deal with this sort of injury much better than a 70-year-old but then again a 25-year-old would of course deal with it much better than a 44-year-old and they were not giving any sort of prognosis. it's absolutely brilliant news he is reacting to the treatment he is being given and. >> we are running out of time. >> it could take months especially if you have some sort of injury. remind us of what happened. >> he was skiing with his son in the french resort in the french alps and he fell. it was about 11:00 in the morning. the conditions were good and he knows the region and he fell and hit his head and despite wearing
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a helmet he suffered a serious injury and he was air-lifted in ten minutes and the reaction was very, very quick from the mountain police in that region. he was then taken to the hospital in close proximity of the area in the french alps. from there we understand his condition deteriorated and he was transferred from the hospital which is where he is currently in a medically induced coma and he had two procedures to relieve the swelling and bleeding on his brain. as we just heard his condition has improved slightly. >> one of the greatest sportsman of our time and an update from the hospital in glen nobel that he under went surgery last night but his condition has improved slightly. there is more fightings on the outskirts of the south sudaneeze town briefly seized by rebels by
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the president before being retaken by government troops and more than a thousand people have been killed since the conflict began two weeks ago and mohamed joins us now and what are you hearing about the fighting? >> we can confirm now that the fighting is happening within that town and sources in the town including the mayor, mr. kneel as well as military sources confirmed that the rebels loyal to former vice president supported by tribal malitias known as the white army have taken part of the town and fighting is still going on in bolton and it was deserted after the last bought of fighting but the few people who remain in the town have now started fleeing and some are going to the u.n. base. others are also going to outside
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areas outlying villages outside the town. and this is the capitol of the state. it's the largest region in south sudan and oil rich and fighting as we know is going on in oil-producing regions of south sudan including bentu and upper mile state and the fighting that has gotten over and the government forces are in charge, but the fighting caused massive destruction of both property and life. resent fighting has turned once bustling town into a ghost town. apart from government soldiers on patrol the town is almost deserted and this is the man in charge of it for now. he is the commander of government forces who control it. >> the fighting was a continuation of the fighting in
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duba and we withdrew from the town when they attacked but when they began looting we recaptured the town from them. >> reporter: bodies are in the street and reminding us of the battles that took place here. in the town square dozens of bodies are being buried in a mass grave. it's hard to tell how many died here and hundreds lost their lives. some of the towns' residents said are rebels set up a base outside of town. a claim the military commander denies. >> translator: if you head in, we have full control and we will defend it and pursue the rebels. >> reporter: this is the main market or what remains of it and it's here where some of the worst fighting happened and the market was looted both during the fighting and after it ended. most of the shops at the market were band and days later some
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are still smoldering and with the transport network it will be a while before vital supplies such as food and medicine arrive in this town. >> translator: we are hungry. there is no food in town. and even those with money have no where to buy food. >> reporter: most of the residents have shelter and it's unlikely they will return to their homes soon at least as long as the rebels are nearby. >> reporter: and is there a deadline now to end the fighting, that is today and clearly that is not likely to happen and neighbors are threatening sanctions. i mean what can they really do the neighbors to put a stop to this fighting? >> well, according to the president of uganda he says former vice president doesn't come forward and accept talks with the government they will put together their armies and
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defeat him. this is having hard talks with the president of south sudan. what we know now is that the government in east africa particularly ethopia, uganda are on a footing because they share a very long borders with south sudan and they fear that if the conflict here spills over the borders of this country it could effect their stability. they are still thrown their weight behind the government of the president. but what they have not been saying is there is no clear timetable for the talks and not announced a venue. we know for example there is a mediation committee which includes the general, the kenya general who negotiated the comprehensive peace argument which resulted in the referendum that saw south sudan separate from the rest of sudan but we don't know about venue and don't
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know anything. the officials of the government here of south sudan have no timetable or anything to show where the talks will be held, who will be attending and negotiating teams and brought forward. it's still up in the air. >> reporter: certainly, for now the fighting continues and mohamed thank you. the sectarian conflict in iraq between sunni is worsening and dozens have resigned and 23 killed in fighting between protesters and security forces in the last 24 hours. and we have more. >> reporter: ten frames is what is left dismantled by the police in the west providence. the camp had been here for the past 12 months and set up by sunni protesters who say they are marginalized by the
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country's here led government and in response dozens in parliament resigned. >> translator: i received the resignation of members of parliament and i'll do my best with the government and political institutions and the international community to prevent the situation from further escalating. we are asking the government to answer the demands of the protesters and to pull back their troops. >> reporter: armed men attacked police and tried to block roads as they approached the camp. it has been a problem for the prime minister, he has a long promise to break it up saying al-qaeda linked fighters are sheltered there and the vice president resigned in protest and called on the government of saudi arabia for help. >> translator: enough is enough. everyone has a cause but we face two main problems, we lack a unified project in a country that supports our cause and those on the other side of the divide have a project and they have a state that is fully
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backing them. we need a gulf country to support our cause and let this country be saudi arabia and say this in front of all and saudi arabia should play a role in the iraqi crisis. >> reporter: conflict is increasing raising fears of a repeat of what happened in 2006-2007 when tens of thousands of iraqis were killed in fighting and put sunni and muslims against each other and the government is struggling to provide security needing for them to take place. al jazeera. >> reporter: this was a political analyst and editor of the independent baghdad daily and he joins us from beirut and thank you very much for joining us, what do you think the political impact will be of this mass resignation? >> well, some people from the side show satisfaction on this
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because they will go easily in the next few weeks to some drafts which have been drafted because of the problems or disputes about them. but from the political point of view the issue is much more heavier. i do believe they need to end up with some kind of supplement in a few weeks at least or at most if they would like to go ahead for the election of 2014. that is why i do believe they have to workout on a sort of very critical timetable both sites of the opponents. >> reporter: is there truth in the point there are increasingly marginalized, that the sectarian divisions are growing? >> no. i think sectarian division
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already had been done. and maliki at this moment feel more confident because of the political situation and the military situation resulted by the attack on haran and other valleys in the western sahara of iraq in the border of syria and jordan and the influence of the campaign now shows a sort of popular support in all iraq including this also. that is why i do believe the sectarian polorization is not the issue. the issue is that molaki would like to provoke a new general after he finish their -- the threat of a visit last week.
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>> reporter: and what about the call by the vice president on saudi arabia to step in? >> and someone from the past. it had no effect. even his group had been abandoned him and don't talk about him. i don't think he had on the ground any kind of political followers materially that can suppress a power or any kind of political influence. >> reporter: okay, thank you very much for putting that into perspective for us. thank you. more palestinian prisoners are welcomed home after being freed from israeli jails, 26 inmates are the third batch released bringing 204 as part of a u.s. broker deal to reach talks between israel and palestinians and serving 19 years behind bars after being convicted of murder and attempted murder. but victims' families in israel
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are protesting against their release. and the president has welcomed the decision. >> translator: this is a happy day for all of us. for our people. for our families and for our hero prisoners who were freed today to live free. they were also free in the prisons. >> reporter: still to from, ten years after the uganda civil war some of its victims are findly getting a dignified burial. plus. >> i'm in new york, the outgoing mayor and police commissioner have been getting about the historically low murder rates but one of the most violent neighbors in new york is a different story. >> reporter: it's over and out for australia, tennis cup and they are coming up, with joe and sports. ♪ in russia two more people died of injuries after sunday and
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monday's train and bus bomb attacks and security is increased across the country in the run up to the winter olympics in february. in all 33 people were killed in the southern city of volgograd and peter has visited some of the injured. >> there was not much of the trolley car when ambulance arrived, a tin can surrounded by bodies but survivors were hanging on and volgograd hospital was less than ten minutes away and he was one of 20 badly injured brought here. >> translator: it felt like a huge electric shock. i did not see any one for a bomb, i was looking out the window and i can't remember anything after that. >> reporter: for the second time in less than 24 hours the wars of hospital number 25 were filled with the victims of another bombing. some with terrible burns. the doctor said his team were carrying out ten operations at
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the same time. but thankfully he said the trolley bomb was not as powerful as sunday's blast at the train station. outside they posted casualty list of those brought in by ambulance and where they were being treated. the relatives of the injured scarcely able to bleed, this is happening all over again. trauma specialist part of a team had been flown for from moscow to help family and friends to cope with shock and loss. at the airport those too badly injured to be treated here were loaded aboard special flights to moscow and it was the difference between life and death. and taken to the specialist burns unit in the capitol two hours away. this city used to be known as starling ground and the shattered buildings is a reminder of a pivotal battle in the second world war the defeat of the german army changed the course. the people here today have a different fight on their hands with a fair more elusive enemy.
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and at the scene of the bombing fear, frustration and anger among the people of the city, the feeling they had been let down by those who should have protected him. this is a business man. >> people afraid to use public transport. i'm frightened and afraid for my family, for my friends. >> reporter: they are stepping up security not just in vowel grad but southern russia, over five years 35,000 troop also be deployed in the region in the build up to the winter olympics. peter sharp, al jazeera volgograd. >> reporter: months of talks and power sharing in ireland failed to reach an agreement and they asking agree on outstanding issues in the peace to process including flags and mc-greger wood has more. >> in the hours of tuesday morning six months of painstaking negotiations finally
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came to an end. without agreement but five political parties involved the largest protestant party the democratic union could not agree to the final draft of the deal and while the republicans with whom they share power in local government could. >> i think good work has been done and it's been difficult and hard and i'm sure everybody has done their best but there is sometimes you have to call it. you can't just continue forever. you have to call it. so we have called it. >> reporter: it was a disappointing end although the mediators sought to focus on the positive and the need to move forward. >> yes, it would have been nice to come out here tonight and say we have all four, five parties completely signed on to the text. we are not there. but i believe there is a real prospect that we will get several of the parties to sign on to the text in full.
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several of the other parties will endorse significant parts of it and together this will provide a basis for a serious, ongoing political process. >> reporter: much has been achieved in the peace process but there are still deep seeded problems to fix and include almost tribal disagreements over which flags can fly on which days and where. and parades and marches which have been a frequent cause of violence between catholic and protestant communities and talks suggested new bodies to deal with these problems. one to deal with flags would be given months to look at issues of identity, culture and tradition. two more were to deal with parades and marches and several new bodies would address the issue of the violent past and how to come to terms with it. how to help victims of violence and their relatives find out about unsolved killings and a
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whole range of the ireland's troubled past and digging it up in search of reconciliation will be difficult for all sides. the failure to use unanimous agreement of the deal shows how complex and devicive remain and this was not the result the optimists were hoping for. it will be left for the parties themselves to try and close the gaps and narrow the differences. but there is the sense here of an important opportunity having been missed. simon mc-greger with al jazeera ball fast. >> we are getting updates on the journalist in egypt and mohamad is on the left and correspondent peter remain under detection. camera man mohamed has been released without charge.
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the other men are to appear before a magistrate today. and a crack down in egypt is not just to stifling the government since they took charge and voices not conforming to the new leadership are not tolerated and we have more. >> outside egypt's main islamic university students and security forces fight each other through a fault of tear gas. five months after the coup that ousted president mohamed morsi egypt is an unstable and polorized country and there is an unprecedented crack down on muslim brotherhood and anyone associated with it and it culminated in the government's decision to declare the brotherhood a terrorist organization. and morsi has three trials on charges including conspiring against the fate. thousands of ohther members are
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behind bars swept up by the security forces. and as the suppression of the brotherhood started last summer there was an increase in the tax on egyptian security forces, the latest was an explosion outside a military intelligence building northeast of cairo on sunday. last tuesday 16 people were killed when a car bomb exploded and another security headquarters, this time in the nile delta. violence that had previously been confined to the sinai peninsula is getting closer to cairo. the government says the they have responsibility for the blast and attacks even if it's not directly involved. >> translator: it was not an objection to the state economic policy or the foreign policy mutation. it is clear all of this is the result of the specific situation that the brotherhood is suffering. >> reporter: amid the turmoil the government is pressing ahead with its political roadmap which has been significantly
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rearranged. presidential election will now likely be held ahead of parliamentary polls. so the army chief who led the july coup, the increasingly popular could by april become egypt's second democratically elected president. and i'm with al jazeera. >> reporter: and we have a senior lecture in the study of islam and the muslim world at the college in london and thank you very much for joining us. let's clamp down on the brotherhood and anyone associated or talks about them, how far do you think this is likely to go? >> well, it has gone very far already. the muslim brotherhood has been forced to work clandestinely for decades before it joined about 2 1/2 years ago. being declared a terrorist organization opens up an entirely new chapter in egypt's political history.
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the only instance you can think of that resembles the brotherhood was in the late 50s and 60s and the regime of nassir. >> reporter: it seems at the moment there are no gestures in place to reverse the current direction and it's getting to a total tolitarian state. >> reporter: it has the resemblance of the army who is in the entering government in charge in egypt feels very confident that they can call the shots for egypt's political future. we see indeed all out attack not just on the muslim brotherhood as a religious organization because the political arm to freedom and justice party and now this refraction is extended basically to the entire muslim
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brotherhood organization and sympathizing with them and there is a selective justice being applied in egypt with the persecution of politicians associated with the muslim brotherhood. it's very selective approach towards the freedom of speech and the way in which the press is being allowed to operate and all eyes are also on the court case that is spanning against a number of police officers who are being charged with being responsible of the asfixiation of protesters a few months ago. i think the outcome of that court case is going to be a very important barometer if we can expect any semblance of justice. >> reporter: what do you think that the presidential vote will come before the referendum, does that also come from a position of confidence? >> it is either coming from a position of confidence or it is
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an attempt of general cc to hedge the bets and it would be a very strange situation that you elect a new head of state after a military intervention before actually the legal framework has been put in place. so it seems a very strange reversal of what would be a normal stream of affairs. >> reporter: all right, senior lecturer in the study of muslim and the college of london. thank you. and the maymar is making good of promise to release the prisoners and five were freed a few hours ago and more are expected to be released next week and it's the pardon for prisoners of high treason and content of government and other offenses and i'm hearing about a cyclone in australia, what happened there? >> it hit about 24 hours ago and we are now seeing what has happened. this is the satellite picture as it was making its way on the
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coast there and going southward. it stayed quite tightly knit for a long time and normally they disintegrate quicker and the central region has strong winds and very heavy rains. as you might expect it's the northern coastline where we saw the worst of the storm. here is where we saw the winds gusting 170 kilometers per hour and we still have 7,000 homes there without power. so clearly wet and stormy there and pretty active as we head through the day on wednesday and to the first day of 2014. and parts will stay dry but to the east we will see the system that will eventually disintegrate through the day on thursday. that is not the only cyclone we have got with us. we have another one that is still with us and that is just to the november east of madagascar. you can see a well-defined eye there and that indicates that it is quite an active system. it's gradually going to run its way to the south and madagascar
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can breathe an sigh of relief and it is intensifying working southward and looks like it will be the island of larry union on thursday where we will see the worst of the weather. >> good to get that from you and more to come including hope and fears we are in kabul where afghans are contemplating the year ahead and withdraw of armed forces. and he end his cricket career on a high and find out how he did it later in sport. ♪ clear cloer .
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remainder of our top stories, rebels are in the town at the center of fighting between government troops and rebels loyal to the vice president since the conflict began. in iraq the sheer muslim-led government cleared sunni protest camps and ten people were killed when security forces raided the antigovernment set and 44 sunnis including exile of the vice president resigned from parliament protest. doctors say michael schumacher's condition has slightly improved and surgeons claim he had a two-hour operation to relief pressure in his brain. 2014 will be for the year of afghanistan and troops will withdraw and a presidential election to take place and taliban is a threat and there is economic uncertainty and high unemployment. let's speak to our correspondent
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jane ferguson in kabul and many challenges facing the country jane. >> you listed the top ones there and they all contribute to the economic challenges here. that uncertainty. those question marks hanging over things like the elections, security and the economy is causing the economy to freeze to some extent here. people are extremely worried about their jobs, extremely worried about any kind of income feeding their families and al jazeera have been speaking to afghans in the capital of kabul to talk to them about experiences and lives at the moment. uncertainty and poverty on their minds. every day in kabul thousands of men leave hungry families at home to stand the street looking for daily work, hoping someone needing neighbors will drive-by. >> translator: if these people cannot find jobs, they will become thieves or join the
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taliban and al-qaeda. >> reporter: afghan living in taliban controlled areas they have to join either side of the fighting to be guaranteed a reliable paycheck and as troops withdraw next year it's heavily aid dependent economy is already shrinking and people like this are at risk of an economic downturn and trying to find daily work to support their families here in kabul. some have lost jobs as they previously had with the international community here. others are simply trying to survive or could be one of their toughest years yet. and he arrived early on a freezing morning hoping to beat the competition. but end up standing side by side with dozens of others. many have come from rural areas of the city joining the crowd offendeo of, desperate men. he went home to his family hoping he returns with food.
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>> translator: i have not been able to pay the rent here for two months. everyday i go there to the square, stand there all day, sometimes i can make $2, sometimes $4. >> reporter: most afghans live by the islamic calendar. for those like him the phrase 2014 has become a frightening event everyone talks about but few understand. >> translator: the place where we stand around for work everyone talks about 2014 but i don't know when this 2014 is. is it in a month? ten days time? i don't have a clue. the businessmen hide their money. the investors stop investing and shop keepers are keeping their money all because of this. >> reporter: they aid in afghan's economy and fear they won't is causing it to falter and these men are typical of those across the country with little control of the events of
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2014 but the most to lose. so that is really a snapshot of the lives of some afghans here and their concerns. but i'm joined now by a spokesman for the foreign minister and thank you for joining us. in that story we just talked about the concerns that afghans have for the economy of 2014 are those concerns valid and what does the government plan to do about it? >> i didn't see the package that you just aired on al jazeera, but, yes, the -- some people do have concerned about the future but i think those are mostly fed by reporting unfortunately by some international media out lets about the situation in afghanistan. if you look today where we stand in kabul normal life goes on with economic activity. if you look at the last decade in afghanistan the country has gone through a historic transformation, and economic development has been a piece of that transformation and the economic document is $100 about $100 per person to over $600.
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>> reporter: how much of that is dependent of foreign aid and billions of dollars of foreign aid is tied up in the bilateral agreement with kabul and the karzai has not signed yet and if it's dependant on aid what will happen in the future if that aid falls back? >> two different issues and the economy will be relying on international and financial support but there is very solid commitment from the international community both political from the international conference in 2011 and also from the development conference of last july about economic development in afghanistan and the flow, continued flow of international assistance at the tune of $16 billion up until 2017. we have that commitment and we believe it's an investment in the shared security of not only afghanistan but also the broader
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hard to face region and the community. we hope the commitments will continue to be honored by our international partners in attempts to security partners with the united states and specifically the by lateral security agreement and that is on going between the two countries and not whether or not we have a by lateral security agreement with the united states or prepared to sign the agreement, it's more on a number of assurances and guarantees we are seeking from the u.s. government about the implementation of the bilateral security agreement that will be in place 2015 and we have another year, more than a year, before the usa comes to enforcement and we have a positive, constructive discussion with the united states on that. >> reporter: thanks for joining us, lots of questions ahead for the year to come for afghanistan in terms of aid, security and the elections. thank you for that, jane ferguson live for us in kabul.
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an estimated 100,000 people were killed during uganda civil war and head by joseph kony was targeting save jans and the group was chased out years ago but bodies are only now being laid to rest. and, malcolm webb is reporting. >> reporter: and the mother lucy was shot dead by rebels and the lord resistance army nearly ten years ago and now he will dig up her grave and take the body to their ancestor's home. friends and family are here to help. she was killed when rebels attacked a camp for the displaced called lakati and massacred people living there. >> the government are few. they were out computed and brought on the civilians. >> reporter: survivors fled.
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those that could collect the bodies of loved ones have to bury them elsewhere. on the 19th of may 2004 rebels attacked and came from this direction, running into the camp, shooting at people. others were forced into their huts and burned alive and in total 50 people were killed and there is a memorial here that lists their names. many more were abducted in the same attack. after that the area was deemed unsafe and everyone moved to another camp further up the road and take the dead with them and meant they could not be buried in their homes in accordance with tradition. people here believe the spirits of the dead can effect the living. the goat's blood is thought to cleanse any curse and the ritual gives the family peace of mind. the war left more than uganda extremely poor but paid the cost of transporting the victims of the massacre to their rightful resting places. back then a coffin was out of
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the question. now the support is a little bit more dignity and at least the remains have finally laid to rest in the proper location. nobody here cries at the time of death. the emotion still run strong. >> and to a certain extent i'm up to that. i have done my best to do this for my mom. be glad with me because she is now because she is at home. >> reporter: home now becomes a place for celebrating lucy's life. the goat is cooked and eaten and neighbors and pass by are welcome and we are welcome too. killings and abductions here left communities shattered and reburial put some of the pieces back together.
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malcolm webb in northern uganda. >> reporter: not that long ago new york was one of the most violent places in the world but crime is the lowest on record after the mayor is taking the credit but community leaders see it differently and we have the story. ♪ oh, say can you see new york's finest and newest, the 11071 graduating police officers are ready for the streets and they are safer than ever. >> compare this decade to the previous era's murder rate we can literally say we have saved more than 9200 lives in the last 12 years. >> reporter: last sunday there were 333 homicides in 2013 down 30% from 2001. 1100 shootings down 32% during the same period. and mayor bloomberg and commissioner say it's because of the zero tolerance policies and
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operation crew cut which targets specific people. >> focusing police attention on those hot people and hot groups, gangs, drug crews and such turns also to be very effective. >> reporter: in brownsville there is a different way of thinking. this is one of new york's most violent neighborhoods and home to gangs and online. and he used to run with a crew called the bloods. >> at that time i was looking forward to it and everyday i got up and i got into it. >> reporter: and he served a total of 15 years in prison for several crimes, then he got out, got clean and got married. now he works with community leaders trying to stop boys from getting into gang violence. >> who is doing the work and that is the people in the community, the people going out here daily with slim to no finances and talking to these communities, talking to these mothers, talking to these children, going up in the
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schools. >> reporter: a one-year-old boy was shot down in brownsville three months ago nypd had no leads, within a few hours locals led them to the shooter. this intersection is known as the belly of the base. it's surrounded by at least 7 different housing developments and a lot of street crews in and around the area. the animosity between them is so strong if you wind up on the wrong side of the street you are walking in trouble and the relentless violence has occupy the corners and they are on the streets until 2:00 a.m. and breaking up confrontations before they escalate. in their eyes the nypd are not the only ones to be congratulated over the city's impressive crime statistics. al jazeera, new york. >> reporter: a massive cloud of smoke caused an evacuation order to be issued in north dakota, a train carrying crude oil caught fire with another cargo train
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near castleton and the sheriff warned anyone down wind of fire to leave their home because of potential health hazards. looking back on the year in sport in a few minutes here in the news hour and joe will remind us of some of the big moments of 2013. ♪
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. ♪ a touch of good news french doctors say michael schumacher's condition improved a little
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after being in a medical induced coma after skiing in the french alps. >> with the families agreements, we went to the theatre and the tumor was successfully removed and the scan today is better and the situation, the clinical situation, is a bit improved compared to yesterday. but at the time it's too premature to make any speculation about his condition. >> reporter: let's stay with sport and get more from you joe. >> absolutely, thank you, jane, and australia is knocked out of the cup in purse and made a poor start to the tournament when they lost to canada on saturday and went 6-4-6-4 in women
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singles. and they pulled australia back in and two sets to level the match up. but they lost the mixed doubles in straight sets 6-3-6-4 as australia tumbled out of the competition. in business williams won the first competitive match of the season and the top-ranked player goes 6-4-6-4 and williams is in the quarter finals and looking to repeat as champion in griffin. joining williams in the final is yankovich and crushed 6-1-6-3 to cruise to the title. the club confirmed they will not seize the canal when celebrate agree goal. the frenchman made the salute after scoring on saturday and it's by many to be anti-semantic and has an faa investigation and
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the club will continue to consider him for matches. >> football scores two goals and only to speculate out tomorrow and get, you know, sort of feeling how he is feeling about the last couple of days. but from a football point of view, i felt it was a decision to bring him back. hopefully from a football point of view he proved he is capable of what he is doing and how he performed against west town. >> reporter: his career has come to an end and he bowed out on a highest beat of india in the second test and they will have 223 in the final. and they sustained 350 test to finish 3 for the day. and it was 58 and brian smith
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steer to 10 wicket victory and a lap of honor and will play with the nationals. and test cricket has an impressive set of figures and the third highest scorer. his 45th test century is second on the all-time list behind the 51. he scored the fastest 50 against zimbobway and reached 10,000 runs and 250 wickets. >> i never played for records and sets and that kind of stuff. i played against time and the best course and play the situation of the game. and records have never been important to me. maybe one day when i am finished i can look back with pride what i achieved but i try to beat
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records. >> reporter: nhl it was a battle over the stanley cups and the chicago blackhawks and the kings and chicago scored his 14th goal midway through the first period making it 1-0 and the kings had a chance to level with justin brown's penalty shot. and this is 26-8 to the first career shut out and win. in the nba james returned from one game break and led miami with 26 points in win over denver 97-94. the la clippers took the biggest defeat of the season, the phoenix suns and the suns scored a team high 26 points and 86 and beat them 107-88. and won the 10th in the last 12 games. and nfl teams who did not make the playoffs are not wasting time making changes and five teams fired the head coaches days after the regular season
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finished and mike and leslie frazier and tampa bay and cleveland rob and detroit jim schwartz were given marching orders and schwartz spent five seasons coaching the lions. >> we have fallen short of the expectations of our ownership and those expectations are simple. they very strongly want to bring a consistently winning football team to the fans of the city of detroit. and we fell short of that in the decision that was made today was a direct reflection of falling short of that goal. >> reporter: as 2013 comes to a close we thought we would look back at some of the most memorable moments in sport this year. in january lance armstrong came clean to oprah winfrey saying he doped through his career and stripped of his 7 tour de france titles and intoing to april and
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adam scott is the first australian to win the tournament. world two beating cabrara in the second hole of the death playoff and second title. alex ferguson stepped down for united after 27 years and bowed out with a 13th league title and in the same month his former person david beck am retired from football at 38. and the first british man in 77 years to be crowned wimbledon champion and the last was an epic after seeing three set points from novic. >> i had to watch it a few days to know what happened because when i came off the court i had no recollection of the game, none of the points at all. it's just a crazy way to finish the game and i don't think it would have happened for me any other way and for everyone watching that needed to be like
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that to make it more special. >> reporter: and of course you remember this, in september a world record football chance and they moved to madrid for a fee of $132 million. later in that month our team usa won 8 consecutive races to claim the america's cup and came from 8-1 down to defeat team new zeeland and red sox had the series with 4-2 victory over the st. louis cardinals and six months after the bombings of the boston marathon which killed three and injured hundreds more. november in india as the cricket career came to the end. his 200th test was the last for the man known as the little master who walked away as the sport's leading scorer. >> knowing the fact that i would never have done this, we play for india. which was really emotional.
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but there was wonderful moments when i can think of all those things. >> reporter: quite an incredible sport in year. that is all for now. >> thanks jane and we will stay with the theme because in 2013 draws to a close we end the program with some of the big news stories of the past 12 months. ♪ the mighty war machine is relentless. >> these people are the victims of a text using chemical weapons. [gunfire] as we were interviewing for the leader we could hear mixed lines overhead and everyone scrambled. ♪ 11-year-old mohamed is a survivor of an air strike, these children are traumatized and
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scared to go back home. ♪ [chanting]. screams and leaving office are getting louder. >> this election more than any other is a turning point for kenya. >> it's a transition almost unheard up in the modern arab world. >> i barack obama do solemnly swear. >> he is declaring himself the winner. >> an opportunity to remember a day in which a dictator was surprised. >> with a farewell the power transfer in china is complete. >> thank you. >> and the government is merged in the biggest crisis in almost a decade.
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>> let me stop now because we are seeing smoke coming out of the chimney, white smoke and the consulate announcing they have chosen a pope, white smoke. ♪ the attack on the boston marathon shocked all of america. >> we are at the international airport and there was a plane crash >> spanish media reports the train was traveling at twice the speed limit. >> my daughter is in there and has been working in the factory for three years. >> and they called off the search for survivors. >> 17 dead and thousands of tons of wreckage and this was a sleepy place and now it has a fame it never desired, the
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island which people risk everything to reach. >> and it went through the philippines early friday morning. >> all of the sudden the water started going up and before we knew it we were by the ceiling clinging for our lives. it's a miracle we survived. >> it's a journey in the tapestry of personal tragedies of millions of philippines. ♪ let's hope for a better year next year which is in ten hours and we have the next bulletin and the rest of the team, thank you very much for watching. ♪
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tony romeo underwent back surgery. kyle ortman will start quarterback in the eagles game. sher een williams of the fort worth star telegram weighs in. >> that lees this game in the hands of kyle orten, he made 69 starts. he's 35 and 34. but has not thrown a pass as a starter and only thrown 15 passes over the last two years. it takes the pressure off the cowboys. no doubt about that. they can go in, play loose and consider this: the news of the day plus so much more. >> we begin with the government shutdown. >> answers to the questions no one else will ask. >> it seems like they can't agree to anything in washington no matter what. >> antonio mora, award winning and hard hitting. >> we've heard you talk about the history of suicide in your family. >> there's no status quo, just the bottom line. >> but, what about buying shares in a professional athlete?
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a family's fight to keep hope alive in the case of a brain-dead teenager and they orders to keep the girl on a breathing machine for another week. anxiety and evacuation after a fiery train crash in north dakota, 20 cars up in flames after the train carrying crude ail derailed. stepping up security, what russian officials are doing to increase safety following two terror attacks that left dozens dead. trying to snuff out the deadliest kind of cancer and new guidelines that can impact current and former smokers. ♪


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