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♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ welcome to the news hour, i'm darren in the center in doha and these are the top stories. taking the battle to isil, iraqi army makes strategic gains against the armed group. but isil is going to the syrian city raising concerns by turkey. growing numbers protests spread in hong kong on the eve of china's national day. and we have efforts to save nigeria drill monkeys and says half the global animal
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population has disappeared. ♪ welcome to the program, the iraqi army says it's making significant gains against fighters from the islamic state of iraq or isil. iraqi soldiers recaptured 16 village's east of the capitol baghdad and more than 100 fighters were reportedly killed and 50 bombs defused. iraqi man ders say almost all of the province is back under their control. and in anbar province this is by the capitol baghdad. >> translator: today we are inspecting weapons and troops and the defensive lines in the baghdad belt and it's a defensive line and satisfied with the measures in place and our troop morale is high and people are cooperative and played a role in stabilizing the area. >> reporter: kurdish forces attack isil fighters near
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katkook and captured by isil fighters in june. it's 15 kilometers south of karkook and using bashir as a spring board to launch attacks and we go to erbil in northern iraq and can you tell us about the latest offensive by the kurdish? >> reporter: it's not only the town you mentioned it seems to be a major operation by the people and to take back some territory they lost to isil in june and when isil was advancing to iraq and kurdistan and two of these were apparently preceded by air strikes so it seems to be part of a bigger push and a shift in strategy. before they were defending the territory trying to attack and assad forces now they are clearly on the offensive and
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hearing from sources on the ground in one of the cities on the border that they have effectively surrounded it and at the gate and they are just about to go in so it's an offensive being conducted on three fronts and we will be keeping you posted with the latest on the situation there darren. >> erbil in northern iraq and monica, thank you. elsewhere there are reports 240 iraqi soldiers besieged by isil fighters in northern iraq and the soldiers are around the city of ramadi and having greater success and close to kabani close to the border with turkey and has calls for greater turkish involvement in the fight to repel isil and this is a report from the turkish town. >> reporter: this is a few hundred meters away and the latest update we have is isil forces have advanced to within four kilometers of the eastern
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side of kabani and they have gained six kilometers overnight since monday and two kilometers away from the western side, at least 15 shells, mortar shells we are told have landed in kabani and three people, three civilians were killed yesterday. while all that goes on, turkey's prime minister is chairing a cabinet meeting and in that meeting the chief of the turkish general staff will tell the government the situation on the ground. from that briefing the government will present two motions to parliament, one for iraq, one for, syria and asking permission to send turkish fourss outside of boundaries and take part in international operations and that will be voted by parliament on thursday and may well be a clause in those two motions also asking for permission for foreign forces to operate from within
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turkish territory and operate against territory in syria and iraq so from thursday, after turkey votes on the motions we could see a much more active role being taken by turkey in this fight against isil forces. i ran has decided to give military assistance to lebanon according to a senior official. lebanese army fighting with isil affiliated groups near the border with syria and dana is in beirut with the latest. >> reporter: the timing of this effort is significant. lebanese officials have been saying including the prime minister himself that this country is facing, quote, a fierce terrorist onslaught and the army is at war with isil and clashes with that group along lebanon border with sierra and fighting another powerful rebel force in syria on the al-nusra front and they have been asking for help and want to empower state institutions. some countries have come forward
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and made pledges and promises but so far it's just the united states that provided weapons to this army. but it's not just the timing. it's the donor itself, iran and for some lebanese factions is a part of the conflict and supporting the syrian government. they see iran as empowering the lebanese sierra movement giving them weapons and military instances at the expense of states. this is not the first time iran offered to help and offered assistance and in the past they refrained from accepting the assistance and we will see if the government agrees this time because the army is really facing a threat and it doesn't have much equipment at hand. >> meanwhile israel's prime minister says a nuclear armed iran has a much bigger threat than isil fighters and netanyahu compared iran with the germany master plan to rule the world
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and james basis reports. >> reporter: israeli leader arguments were not new br forcefully delivered and focused on brutality with isil and made a link with his opponents. >> isis and hamas are branches of the same poison tree and isis is hamas and hamas is isis and what they share in common, all militant islamists share in common. >> reporter: a war in gaza where 2000 palestinians were killed attacked allegations that israel used excessive force. >> the charges that israel was deliberately targeting civilians. we were not. >> reporter: netanyahu made it to the very top of israeli politics in part because of his performance skills to this year's general assembly he again brought props and this he said was a picture of children next
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to a rocket launcher in gaza and he brought people. the applause in the chamber was for the most part not coming from delegations but from his own team and from his invited guests. earlier this year the u.s. was brokering peace talks between israelis and palestinians and now after the war in gaza there is only a shaky truce, not even a proper ceasefire agreement. as prime minister netanyahu left the u.n., the peace process currently looked as if it stapled for the foreseeable future. james bays, al jazeera, u.n. parliament held their first u.n.-backed talks and internationally recognized parliament was elected in june and brook in the east due to security concerns and meanwhile in the capitol tripoli fighters set up an alternative legislature and talks intend to want dialog since the over throw
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of gadhafi in 2011. fighters will not withdraw from capitol and they want to work alongside leaders. and houthis have a grip after a peace deal and this took place at the capitol on tuesday after rebell rebelled stifled a similar protest last week. schools are closed for nine days and were scheduled to begin on monday but children arrived only to be sent home again and we went to the center where some schools are being patrolled by armed houthi rebels. >> reporter: they say they couldn't believe what they saw. when they returned to school on sunday after it was closed for a week during the resent violence. they found tanks and army trucks in front of classrooms and the people who invaded this last week occupied the school and the station there. >> translator: we brought our
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children for study as usual only to find gunmen inside the school. they didn't allow them to enter the classrooms and i don't know what they want from us but we won't allow this and children should not lose even a day of school. >> reporter: this is just one school among others that were stormed and sometimes looted or taken over by the shia malitia and say they have improved the city. >> translator: the government knows it has completely failed so as soon as our popular committees ended on september 21st security forces collectively fled and abandoned government institutions as they deliberately wanted chaos and looting to take place and that is when our popular committees began to guard those bodies and protect them and why no single case of theft took place on investment centers or government properties and houthis are behind this are false. >> reporter: documents hundreds of complaints against the houthis.
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>> translator: as the terms of in the rebels are the powers that be and authority in charge because they have checkpoints and guard the streets and this means they assume responsibility of every violation that happens. and he tells me how he and his colleagues are unable to help with investigation because of ethnicity. >> translator: they are included in the clause and i have visited the general prosecution and they told me they would stop coming to work because houthi gunmen searched them at the entrance, i was searched and no judge or law can do this under such circumstances. >> reporter: the state may be paralyzed by what happened, the people are not. the children and their teachers decided to deny the gunman by organizing classes in the school courtyard. they are betting on this peaceful but powerful message of resistance as the best way to
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counter the violence behavior of the rebels. al jazeera. well, we have the editor in chief of the post and is live from the capitol and no sign yet of the houthi rebels leaving the capitol but didn't the security with the government stress they had to leave so what is going on then? >> oh, no, the security deals does not force them to leave in any way. if you see the agreement and article 15 of the agreement shows and clearly stresses that the government gives the houthis the right to stay there with their gunman and protesters and militants inside the capitol and surrounding areas so this is a very awkward deal and that is why i always say it's not a deal or negotiation deal, it's a deal with the government except all of the houthis and they got what they wanted exactly the way they
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want it. >> how is it going to work in practice because effectively you have two sorts of parallel system with the government and the houthis on the other? >> reporter: it's very awkward because the houthis are control of everything. the president himself is a puppet and the entire government is the same way and the houthis will be in charge for the next couple of months of everything that is going on in the country today. the biggest loser in situation is not the president of yemen but the community, they are the ones that threaten so many times and give warnings et cetera and when it comes to reality and the time they need to stand up and they all sit down so the yemen lost control and the houthis know that the community is only going to talk and not do action, that is why it's doing what they want when they want and how they want it. president hadi has a tie and could not announce a prime minister over the last week
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whereas in the deal it was supposed to be announced in the first three days and shows how much pressure he is under going and every thing they come up with the houthis reject the thing and houthis will be influencing every major post that the president assigns. >> briefly remind us what is the long-term aim of the houthis? obviously they are in the capitol in large numbers as you say but what do they actually want? >> the houthis have two main goals and one bigger than the other and the main prime goal in yemen is how to control or have an influence in the country's foreign policy and why they raided and attacked the chief of the national security bureau in sana and attacked the headquarters in yemen and believe this is the central command for the cia intelligence of the u.s. so they really want to change the foreign policy of the country as well as the internal policies and make sure that any
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official who is assigned is watched by the houthis if not controlled is watched by the houthis and they have their eyes on observing him and every mistake he does. >> thank you for talking to al jazeera. still to come here on the news hou hour. >> translator: i don't like immigration, i don't like it, they think we take everything and it's our fault there is a crisis in italy. >> reporter: migrants who escaped africa and in italy are competing against the locals for jobs. and the dangers of getting to school for many children in nepal and in sport bad news for captain ahead of his team's champion league with barsa. details coming up. ♪ now, protesters in hong kong say they want to hear from the chinese government by wednesday
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and they are demanding to let local voters elect the leader in 2017. this is the scene live near government headquarters. hong kong's chief executive is urging protesters to meet immediately and says china's communist party leaders will not be honoring their demands. >> translator: the protection for civil plans before that, if the movement goes out of control then it will be halted. so now i call to fulfill their promise and end action immediate immediately. >> reporter: let's talk to scott who is with the protesters in hong kong. scott, just bring us up to date on the protests today, what is happening there behind you? >> reporter: these people have been growing in numbers for the last couple of hours and what they are focused on and the main demand is that the chief executive who we just heard from and operates out of the building and behind the camera they want
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him to resign and he refused to do so and, in fact, not only that he has not spoken with any of the protesters leaders. the government also is saying through the police as well as the top levels of the government that what is going on behind me is illegal and dangerous because four kilometers in hong kong city are blocked by protesters and say it's a safety and security issue. the protesters said come wednesday they are going to transition this protest so far from phase one to phase two. that's going to come on national day when a lot of people are off work so you can imagine they will be many numbers of people out here and prodemocracy areas and a couple other areas around the city and also we are expecting, because it's national day, there is going to be a chinese ceremony and raising a chinese and hong kong flag and pro-government groups as well. so tomorrow will be a very interesting day as the protest organizers say it will be
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transitioning into phase two of civil disobedience and does that mean more people the street or expanding, we will see but tomorrow, national day, will be quite a big event here and also again those who support the central government in china. >> scott, thank you. well, let's talk now to michael the director of the hong kong transition project and professor of police at hong kong baptist university is live from hong kong via skype but michael let me ask you what is the end game here for the protesters? they set this wednesday deadline for their demands to be met but authorities have already said they will not cave in to those demands. >> well, i think the end game is not to have an end game if the occupy central organizers can stay in control. they are talking about transitioning to a phase two which is actually taking people currently off the street and that is almost a way to throw
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the government off balance, the local and national government off balance by basically leaving the streets now, the government is aware that there is a very large number of people out there who are dissatisfied with their decisions and they know they can come back out on to the street very quickly and so that also is going to somewhat tie their hands in terms of actually trying to arrest someone or prosecute someone such as the leaders, they know that then things can get really out of control. so they are leaving the street is the best thing they can do tomorrow or sometime tomorrow night. >> you were quoted as saying the protesters have made a strategic error by miss calculating how much beijing was prepared to give. i mean how did they get it so wrong? >> well, it was wrong on both sides. both sides made errors. serious errors. which were avoidable. and which our research also showed, we showed that central government needed to be
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extremely cautious about this because hong kong people, a large proportion of hong kong people were very dissatisfied with the economic and political issues they saw tied in to the economic issues. then the government, the very weak students wanted to demonstrate or show how unhappy they were, the local government officials, the person who was actually in charge of the consultation went on vacation and went on holiday and she left. and instead the richest people in hong kong went up to beijing and met with the president, president shia so you couldn't have a stronger contrast for poor folks and richer folks in hong kong and one of the things that is driving these protests. >> let me get a final quick thought from you so far we have not seen the protests turn nasty but beijing has warned of the consequences of continuing what they say is illegal, civil
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disobedience, i mean could we see troops come in to stop the protests if they continue much longer? >> reporter: possibly. but if beijing really wanted to demonstrate its absolute power over hong kong all they do is turn off the water and close the border which the food comes and shut the ports because all of our ships go through chinese waters and close the airport because all of the aircraft go through chinese air space before they enter hong kong air space and simply wait a week because hong kong people would be thirsty, hungry and out of work and never would have to fire a shot to demonstrate how totally they control this place. >> michael thank you very much for your time, sir. let's get a check on the global weather with stephanie and stef what is going on in europe. >> reporter: europe has been hit badly by thunderstorms, darren, this is the satellite picture just how bad some of this was. this is bright white areas of cloud and developing over northwest africa and up through
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spain and across into parts of france. now, this has given us downpours and eastern spain we expect to see plenty of sunshine but instead we see scenes like this with many of the roads made impossible by the flooding and that flooding inundated people's homes and a lot of basements as well. but it's not only the eastern parts of spain with the worst weather, and the southern parts of france have seen some of the worst weather and here we saw 252 millimeters of rain just in three hours. now that is a staggering amount of wet weather because in the entire years mt. pielier would say this amount of rain in three hours causes problems and these are the pictures we saw from the city and you see the water there, very difficult home journey for many of us during the day and it did mean the
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trains came to a stand still as well. now during the day today there could still be some more severe weather particularly over the bali islands because here there could be very large hail and also some tornados as well. so the eastern parts of spain and the southern parts of france still more thunderstorms here. but gradually they should ease. so as we head through into the next 24 hours there still will be some showers there but not quite as heavy, darren. >> stef, thank you. now afghanistan's new president is about to sign along awaited agreement to keep some u.s. combat troops on the ground, new president ashraf ghani agreed after karzai refused. we have jennifer glasse. >> reporter: adding a twist to the graduation ceremony and morale on afghan forces is high and recruitment is strong. across afghanistan this year they took the lead, carrying out 90% of ground operations but they know they still need nato's
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help. >> afghan national security forces are not ready yet in every field so they need continuous support and it would be leaving a half ready force that would have the challenge of an insurgency that is still out there. >> reporter: afghanistan's airforce has a fraction of planes and pilots nato supplied here and needs support and nato will help with intelligence, logistics and officer training as well as teaching budgetary and technical schools. security agreement with the united states or bsa pays nato to keep its own force and shows international long-term commitment to afghanistan. >> the signature of the bsa itself is a broader signal to the region about the clarity and the purpose of our security cooperation after the end of this year. and we will make clear that we are going -- we and nato partner also remain engaged in training
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and supporting and advising the forces. >> reporter: the new smaller mission will have 12 1/2 thousand soldiers and the bulk american but taliban says their presence means there will be no peace talks soon. >> translator: bsa with america and blocks conversation or dialog because the agreement is for the occupation of afghanistan and that is what we are fighting against. >> reporter: the 350,000 afghan security and police forces cost about $5 billion a year. mostly paid for by the international community. afghanistan is expected to take over the full cost of the troops in 2024. in the meantime, nato's two-year mission is working to ensuring afghanistan's troops can eventually fight only their own, jennifer glasse, al jazeera, kabul. we have the director for strategic studies and joins us live now and what do you make of a deal being signed now? we know that former president
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karzai refused to sign it and ghani signed it a day after he came into power. >> reporter: i think it was most of one of the most important issues in the foreign policy of both the leading candidates ghani and abdullah abdullah while they were trying to take off from president karzai. i think it is a very great news and good news we are now hearing that in a couple of hours we will see that sign. because afghanistan is in a very critical time and doctor or president ghani knows that in afghanistan. for the sake of that i think he is in a hurry and like his american counterparts to have it signed in order to have is a clear mission of afghanistan. but you should not forget that when i'm talking of a critical
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time it's -- it includes the particular situation, security situation and economic situation of afghanistan. just a few days ago you saw that in the province of afghanistan more than 1,000 taliban stormed the district and likewise are going gone in various parts of afghanistan so it means the insurgents are strong enough to challenge afghan security forces if there is not a continued international commitment. >> so the aim is for afghans to take over their own security but let me ask you are afghan security forces ready or even committed to taking over their own security? >> i think afghan security forces have already shown this commitment, the officials in afghanistan. i think there is a strong particular will to take control of the security situation in afghanistan. but we need a long-term enduring
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international commitment in support for afghanistan because i don't think that we have been able to put a strong afghan national security forces in the past ten years because of strategic mistakes of international community and the afghan government officials in the past year. >> let me ask you a quick question what about the taliban? isn't the problem if you don't include the taliban in the political process they will be this big security issue right across the country? >> well, if i have got your question right i think taliban are changing to a strategic threat. i think we have to consider them, you know, serious but it does not mean that we have to really abide by conditions that are coming in because there is a majority of afghans who are supporting the afghan state and i think the international
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community says if there is a political will we can go in and during the peaceful process to insurgency in afghanistan in the short term and long run. >> thank you for talking to al jazeera. still ahead here on the program a city in mexico is struggling to cope with a toxic chemical disaster, plus. >> reporter: deep in nigeria southeast rain forest and i'll be telling you about one of africa's most endangered animals. and in sport return of kobe bryant help the lakers bounce back from one of their worst ever seasons, details coming up, later in the program. stay with us.
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♪ welcome back, reminder of the top stories on al jazeera. [gunfire] the iraqi army says it's making major gains against fighters from islamic state of iraq and kurdish commanders say almost the province is back under their control. in syria isil fighters reported to be within two kilometers of kabani and face the strategic town on the turkish border and turkish tanks are sent and u.s. air strikes have been attacking isil in the area. protesters in hong kong say they want to hear from the chinese government by wednesday and want to have free elections in 2014 and says beijing will not comply. mexican police arrested five men suspected of stealing up to four million liters of ail and 5.5
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million at current prices and they apparently paid them to steal from at least two pipelines. state or companies say there has been 30% rise in oil thefts this year costing an estimated $1.5 billion in revenue. the mexican government is describing a toxic spill as one of the worst environmental disasters in history and discharge from a copper mine left 20,000 people without clean water and we report the local economy is also in a tail spin. >> reporter: she anxiously awaits the daily stop from a water truck. she is concerned about her three young children. her niece ended up in the hospital after she accidentally stepped in the polluted river. >> my niece crossed the river without knowing it was contaminated. >> reporter: the copper mine spilled 30,000 cubic in the
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river five weeks ago is under fire and residents have not been properly informed about what comes next. >> translator: we have no idea how long this is going to last, nor what long-term assistance we might receive, who knows what kind of illnesses we might see in the future. >> reporter: the government is testing the river at different points along its course to determine how contaminated it is and whether its waters are fit for human consumption. the waters actually look clearer than they did a couple weeks ago but health officials and environmentalist alike are very concerned that the pollutant that spilled in the river will make the presence known here for a very long time. residents are prohibited from touching or consuming the waters. for now tanker trucks are the only source of water that is deemed safe to consume. the crisis is starting to effect people's livelihoods. many are out of work since the cattle ranching that dominates the local economy depends on the
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river. she and her family are thinking of starting over somewhere else. >> translator: if i could i would leave. i would do it for my children. >> reporter: for now they do not have the resources to move. the mining, company says they and others will soon receive checks from a fund but they still wonder if their river will ever be safe. harris with al jazeera, mexico. in spain they vowed to press ahead with press preparations for a referendum by the constitutional court on monday to suspend the plan of independence and we report from barcelona. >> things are going to be the ballot box. >> reporter: as far as the cattle lands are concerned their independence referendum will go ahead. >> the first questions is do you want this to be a state. >> to be a state. >> to be a state and do you want
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the state end. >> reporter: on saturday regional president he signed a decree making it official all be it nonbinding and setting a date, a clear majority say given the chance they would vote yes. but in madrid the central government says, no, appealing to the constitutional court which has suspended the referendum decree for now. >> translator: we did always say the vote was not going to happen because it's totally against the constitution. we have been reiterated the argument every single time the issue has been raised. >> reporter: the move sets madrid on a collision course with the patriotic cattle lands who say they will prepare for the vote regardless and don't come much more patriotic than this decked in the colors and one home of the independence movement. >> translator: for me there are two issues. one is economic exploitation,
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spain is a rich country but we here are becoming poorer, then there is the cultural question, we are people that can be a part of any state but the state has to respect our way of life. new in a central barcelona square is a clock counting down to november the 9th, and this is not just a region that is culturally distinct from the rest of spain but people look forward to the day when the vast revenues generated from ex sports and tourisim stay there. and picking up local produce have little reason to think they are anywhere but spain. a lot of locals think spain is another country. i'm with al jazeera barcelona. italy is having to deal with an influx of migrants and africa in record numbers, after the periless journey of poverty they
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are trying to find a job but unemployment for italians sore. as part of the serious escape roots we report on the struggle of everyone finding work. >> reporter: on sicily's southwest coast changed dramatically in recents years. the ancient coastal city survives on tourism and the migrants having crossed the mediterranean now call this place home and 19-year-old is one of them. he fled the ivory coast three years ago but italians he says have not been welcoming. >> translator: they don't like immigration. they don't like it. they think that when we arrive here we take everything and it's our fault there is a crisis in italy. the majority thinks this. >> reporter: and he is one of six migrants living above a catholic church run by father carlos anthony and he helped
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thousands of boat people over the years and say italian attitudes need to change. >> translator: these are good people who are not asking for help. they are not being victims. they are people who are searching for dignity and rights. >> reporter: but with unemployment in italy at its highest level since the 1970s not everyone shares the same view. >> translator: they absolutely should not be allowed to come here because they bring diseases and take away jobs. >> translator: it's a difficult problem because it doesn't belong to italy or north africa it belongs to every one. >> reporter: they arrived since the start of the year and went to france or germany and northern europe is more open and accepting and many of his friends have already left and he will probably do the same. having risked his life to make a
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new home, he says he would rather do that where he is welcome, al jazeera, syracuse, sicily. >> reporter: going on safari can soon be a thing of the past as lions, tigers and elephants on the brink of distinction and half the world's animals disappeared in the past 40 years and let's look at those on the most endangered list and the number of tigers dropped by 97% in 100 years and that is over 3,000 left in the wild. and turtle population down by 95% since 1989. and in the past 40 years lion numbers have dwindled by a massive 90%, fewer than 17,000 are left in the wild. poaching is being blamed for declined of the common dolphin and 12 in the sea and the elephants decreased by 60%.
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nigeria at least one conservation project in the rain forest is doing what it can to protect one of the most endan r endangered animals and monkeys are living there and we report from cross river state. >> reporter: deep in nigeria scenic rain forest an unique sanctuary, the only place in the world to see grill monkeys in their natural habitat and the most successful breeding program for these primates. >> overlooked by the scientific community and conservation community and unlike let me say the big animals that everyone talks about and well studied, whales, tigers, elephants, gorillas. >> reporter: found in cross river state in nigeria and cameroon and guinea island and 4-6,000 left in the wild. the rain forest habitat is being destroyed and illegally hunted
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for bush meat. and these are africa's most endangered animals and the highest conservation priority of the 60 something species of african primates. america couple jenkins were just passing through nigeria in the late 80s as tourest when they fell in love with their first drill monkey, 26 years later they rescued 80 orphan drilled and there are more than 500 drills in the project and captive feeding in its fourth generation all paid for by grants, sponsorships and donations. >> we knew right from the start what we wanted to do. we didn't know how long it would take us. >> reporter: each animal here has a story, 21-year-old lawson was rescued from a zoo where he lived alone until he was six. it's affected his confidence until today. he on the other hand is the dominant male in this group. he was born here in the project. the son of the dominant female.
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away from the mountain ranch which is open for visitors, the project also keeps a batch of drills in kalibar city and educational group more accessible for school trips and keepers interacting with animals for years say there is a lot to learn. >> in the group of a drill, without the support of the females, there is no way a male can lead the group. >> reporter: back at the ranch, this dominant male has been wearing a tracking collar for two months and meant to trace him when he is released to the wild and the project's first batch and funds are still needed and. >> we also need a competent field team leader. animals are more than ready to go and always do the right thing. >> reporter: i'm with al jazeera, southeast nigeria. let's talk to marco the director general of the world wildlife fund and joins us live from geneva and these are extremely disturbing figures. how surprised are you by the numbers in your organization's
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report? i mean it's worse than we expected, isn't it? >> it is definitely worse than expected because we are in the population more accurately and the trend is looking really worrying and driven by pressures like destruction and by unsustainable consumption of wildlife and the real drivers behind this are investment, production and consumption. often miles and miles away from where the impact is happening. >> you talked about some of the problems there like deforest station and loss of wildlife habitat is there a consensus of global political will to change anything? >> so i think the world has never been more aware of the problem and the solution at the same time. and i think we are seeing particularly over the last decade, i would say, a strong growth of commitment and
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mobilezation at different levels and society and private sector particularly. for example we have now consumers demanding and food is sustainably reproduced and schemes where companies voluntarily are part of like forest camp and marines and two or three camps prepared to provide to consumers goods that sustainably are harvested and reproduced and that is important to support the forest in ocean conservation. government still needs to step up to the challenge and it is what we are pushing hard for government to come together and realize we are facing a global decline. >> one last question, the other big issue is climate change and global warning, what about iconic creatures like the polar bears and this goes hand in hand with climate change. >> climate change is an issue that effects almost all wildlife in the longer term and needs to
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be tacticaled by the society and not just by wildlife, conservation wildlife is critical to support natural habitat and this is stronger and better than ever and hoping finally we will be able to react. >> good to have you on the program. thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> let's take you back to afghanistan's capitol kabul, these are the latest pictures from the signing of the long awaited security agreement to keep some u.s. troops on the ground and called b.s.a., bilateral security agreement and as we say it keeps 10,000 u.s. troops on the ground and ghani agreed to the deal after outgoing president karzai refused to sign it and this is the b.s.a. now finally signed in the afghan capitol kabul. time for a short break, i want to come back and have the short,
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just over a year after winning the cup nigeria team could find itself ban from international competition, details coming up, on that, there is more, stay with us.
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♪ all right, welcome back, time for all the sport now and here is raul. >> we will start with football and the nigeria football association is set to vote on its new chairman, the current man in charge is stepping down after being arrested over corruption allegations. something that he denies. the turmoil in the football comes over a year after they won
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the cup of nations in south africa and the team qualified at the resent world cup in brazil. more on this we are going to join gary smith expert on all things african football ban gary good to talk to you again and nigeria is one of the real powerhouses and resent years seems to be going pretty well for them, how damaging has this uncertainty surrounding the nigeria been for them? >> thanks for having me, raul but in the short term and long-term it has been damaging. short term, last couple of weeks nigeria not still been able to give their coach substantive contract and it means that for every game nobody is really sure if he is surviving or not and obviously been in the qualifiers for the 2015 african cup of nations scheduled from morocco you need the coach to be in best frame of mind and that is how it's effecting them. in the long time like you said
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correctly nigeria one of the biggest countries in africa and also in africa don't forget that nigeria and south africa is the continent's biggest economy so you want a country like that to be having everything spik and span so today's elections will be very key in terms of where the football goes going forward. >> dismissal of the current head of the nigerian fa the government had to step in over these corruption allegations which is why fifa got up set and said it was political interference and briefly ban the nigeria from international competition. is there any fears that fifa could step in once again if the election doesn't go they would like it to? >> well, certainly. i mean, this was the date in september set for fifa to check in nigeria and if they could have a president and if they don't have president they can be banned and that is why we have
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that today. so we understand it's going to be happening in the southern city of erbil and this is a rich state and about 5-6 candidates and i read that one of them will not be taking part in the election but that is yet to be confirmed. >> gary, great to hear your thoughts on that but for now thanks very much. well staying with football, we will be without their star striker and and captain and will be in the league later, the swedish skipper who skipped some games because of heel injury and intensive treatment until monday failed to resolve the problem and there was is sluggish start to the game and draw the opening champions league encounter. >> translator: it will not be easy, we know it for sure, already last year we had
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difficult games without him and obviously we performed better with him and forces opponent to be careful but we have to do without them. >> goals in the competition so far, they will be relying on their pairing of mersi up front when they play and top group f after winning the opener. even though psu will be missing him barcelona knows it will be the toughest encounter so far. >> translator: they have qualities to play well and among the teams hoping to win the champion league and we want to get ready for any possible scenario and if they put pressure on us or wait for us to play or put us behind the lines and that is what we have been working on this season. >> reporter: manchester will face runners up roma in a crucial encounter on tuesday, the english champions lost their
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first group game against munick and he will return after he was arrested on the weekend and replaced. >> i want to play every game. that is my nature. that is my professionalism. i always want to play but i'm not the manager, i'm just a player and i live by the decisions of our manager. i think he knows i love to play but you know like i say he has to make decisions. >> reporter: quick look at the other ties on tuesday. kickoff with five time european champions munick and with the manager joseph planning to play striker despite his resent injury problems. tennis and frenchman moved through to the next round of japan open but comes at heavy cost to opponent baltista and battle to save five match points
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but lost 4-6 and won 7-6 and was 2 up in the third. but the match was cut short when his spanish opponent fell and was out with an injured hand. moving to nba and teams are busy finalizing rosters and chicago bulls have derrick rose back after injury forced him to sit out the past two seasons and recovering from a serious knee problem and says there are plenty of people who are skeptical about his come back he is out to prove them wrong. >> i know that it's always going to be there, i'm always going to have to answer this question for the rest of my career so i'm not worried about that. so but for the bulls fans, i can sit here and say there are times i will be fine but asking the critics and everyone and the action about me is to be on the court and actually playing.
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>> reporter: a player on the come back trail is laker score kobe bryant coming off serious injury and the lakers had the worst season since moving to l.a. since 1960. >> it's a mixture of things and mixture of excitement and mixture of nervousness and a little rage. it's a mixture of a lot of things. >> reporter: three-time nascar champion tony stewart has been speaking publically for the first time since being cleared of charges of the death of kevin ward junior during a race last month and he got out of his car and walked on to the track where he was clipped by stewart fatally injuring him. >> this is a process that is day-to-day. you take it one day at a time and, you know, before the accident happened, i mean, a day would fly by and now a day seems like two, three days.
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the clock seems and feels like the batteries are running low on the clock. but, you know, i honestly think that everyday it will get better, it will get easier and i think it will for kevin's family as well. >> reporter: that is your port and i'll have more later. >> thank you very much indeed and more on the signing of the long awaited security deal in afghanistan. let's speak to jennifer class in the afghan capitol kabul so the deal is finally signed and talk us through what it means. >> reporter: well, two deals have been signed, just in the last few minutes, darren, the bilateral security agreement with the united states and status forces agreement with nato paves the way for international forces to remain beyond the end of this year when the mandate ended 12,500 forces and the bulk of them americans expected to stay here through the next few years and a train roll although some american forces will have counter terrorism role and the new
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president ashraf ghani in a speech after that signing saying that this new agreement is no threat to its neighbors and shows that afghanistan is equal with its international partners, that mosques and homes across afghanistan will be safe and so a very historic day here. the united states has been waiting for a year for this to be signed and expected it to be signed last year at this time, karzai the former president had delayed and then refused to sign the agreement so one of the first missions and tasks of the new government inaugurated just yesterday was to sign the agreement and it was signed by the brand-new security advisor who was named just last night, mr. atmar. >> as you said the americans will breathe an sigh of relief here, this was a big cause of tensions in the relationship between washington and kabul.
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>> reporter: it certainly was, after 13 years here and hundreds of millions of dollars, billions of dollars spent here on the afghan security course this is key for the force to be able to support the forces 350,000 of them, while they made great strides they know they need continued international support, not only the troops here, not only the training here but also the money, $5.1 billion a year going to the afghan security forces, most of that coming from nato and the international community, afghanistan not expected to pay for its own forces until 2024. >> all right, jennifer glasse there in the afghan capitol kabul and thank you for updating us on that bilateral security agreement being signed. stay with us here on al jazeera, my colleague david foster is up next, with another full bulletin of news at the top of the hour and thanks for watching al jazeera and stay tuned and
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