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al jazeera america, take a new look at news. ♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ and it is good to have you company for this al jazeera news hour and i'm david foster and some stories we are studying in detail in the next 60 minutes. fighting isil, iraq trying to win back territory. and this is reopened after the shooting of a jewish activist. president refuses to step down
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despite violent protests over his 27 year rule. and 30 years after antiriots in india families of the dead are asking why they are still waiting for justice. ♪ well, iraqi army is making important gains in the fight against isil, they gained territory in northern and central parts of iraq and government forces have been advancing to the city which is an isil command center 200 kilometers north of baghdad and on both sides is the oil refinery anti rack cherokee army controls parts of the facility but want to force isil out altogether and we have exclusive pictures of the fighting as we report. >> reporter: this is what most of the fighting against isil now looks like, street to street in
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deserted neighborhoods, isil fighters are a few hundred meters up the road. this is less than 20 kilometers south of one of iraq's largest oil refineries by the command center. offensive to take this has lost two weeks so far and this special forces unit in the iraqi army made gains and the commander speaks up. >> translator: as we advance we managed to have the town and bomb them, after securing these towns we will move to the nearby town of mezra and then the goal is to reach the city of baji and we are in sweet mode and handle the grounds in these areas and we have gained control in the territories and expelled isil fighters. >> it looks chaotic but there is a plan and a rapid deployment
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unit is slowly pushing isil fighters out of the town. >> this is a pattern we see in iraq and first the special forces go in along the main road and fan out and take the villages and the towns that surround the road and we see the army come in and consolidate positions and plan for the next offensive. this was shot on wednesday and the government says the town is firmly under army control but this is the city and old refinery of the next part. and the hope is to take them from isil and weaken the group and with the help with coalition air strikes that may be in sight. i'm in baghdad. commander of syrian opposition forces in the besieged town on cow ban on the turkey/syria border say they are in control of kobani and fighting going on for six weeks.
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>> translator: as of now they control two thirds of kobani and control eastern neighborhoods and especially the industrial zone. >> reporter: we will hear from bernard smith who is in turkey close to that border. we understand that the pershmerger went in kobani on thursday have come back out and had meetings since then with colleagues to discuss strategy on our sources telling us that the iraqi pershmerga will be concentrating efforts in the east of kobani and the kurds and free syrian army fighters will concentrate on the west and the south. it's the east of course where thought this fight for kobani the fighting has been at most intensive so by the pershmerga concentrating there they give relief to exhausted iraqi fighters and they are professionally trained fighters and have heavy weaponry, the
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artillery the kurds say they need and using this on the eastern front to take on isil fighters and try and push them back from there while as i say fsa and kurds concentrate on the south and the west. no indication yet of when the pershmerger goes in kobani and they are in a base on turkish territory about two kilometers or so away. if there is an indication or feeling that the pershmerga will not go into kobani until the evening so they have the help of the cover of darkness, all the while the syrian kurds reminding us that in kobani the fighting is continuing and they desperately need those reenforcements, but, again, what they say they really need are those heavy artillery and with air strikes believe they will help push isil forces out of
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kobani. >> civil rights group say at least 221 people have been killed in ten days of fighting throughout syria, most civilians were killed in government bombing raids such as this in aleppo and the government estimated to have dropped 770 barrel bombs across syria since the 20th of october. more than 500 people are reported to have been injured. the fighting in the libyan city of benghazi is said to have been getting worse. forces loyal to a man described in the renagade have battled malitia and half have died since they launched a government backed defensive two weeks ago. the mosque has been reopened in jerusalem, the site revered by muslims and jews was closed after the killing of a palestinian suspected of shooting and wounding a right
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winged rabbi and this was held on thursday night and killed by israeli police after a raid on his house and we will go live in east jerusalem and specifically at the damascus gates, an entrance to the old city and it's open the compound but only to a limited section of the population, what kind of checks are going on where you are? >> well, david, since the last we spoke the security presence here just sets out the old city and has increased dramatically. in fact, i'm just going to step out of the frame and show you those men in the green uniforms there, those are riot police and just beyond them you can probably see a large crowd of people, now obviously some of those people are security forces but beyond that is mostly palestinians who are hoping, wanting to cross over to get towards the old city but as you can say they are being held a fairly far distance away,
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however, some people are being led in. it would be a bit unfair to describe this as a standoff but it really underscores how tense the situation is here, the fact that there is such a huge security presence in place really just underscores the seriousness the israeli authorities are taking the situation accost occupied east jerusalem and saying the situation there is so bad they have to put measures in place and if you speak to palestinians and people standing beyond the barrier there and saying what you see here now is an example of what they describe as collective punishment and they are punished for the actions of the few and prevented from going in the oldity wch i should add is a neighborhood nor many palestinians and more than tha prevented from going to the mosque to offer their prayers, today on friday, which of course is an important prayer day for muslims. so, again, a tense situation,
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very large security presence but for now it is relatively calm. >> and it's often very tense down there but the tensions as we have learned have elevated, not the least because it is decades since the mosque and people were not allowed to go to the mosque itself to pray and it's open now and it has not been opened for years and it has been closed like that. >> indeed, according to the palestinian authority the mosque compound has not been closed since 1967 since the arab/israeli war where palestini palestinian was there and as you point out it has been years since we have seen a situation like that, that of course has inflamed a lot of tensions right across occupied east jerusalem and many are concerned that the situation which has been
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bubbling in the palestinian neighborhoods for the past several months will only spiral out of control and not at least because of closure but a number of other issues and we have the gaza war which lasted over seven weeks and that was highly controversial but lately in resent days and recent weeks we have seen the israeli government announcing the expansion of israeli settlements across occupied east jerusalem and far right jewish groups had them in anybody's and occupied east jerusalem and moving in the neighborhood and tears apart the fabric of their community and there is a lot of tensions but we have been saying some people are concerned it will get that much worse and indeed spiral out of control. >> we will leave it there for now. to west africa, where the military imposed a state of emergency, 30 people have been killed in protests which turned
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violent after the president tried to extend his 27 years of rule. parliament building was set on fire, there is a curfew and will stay in power for a year. >> reporter: angry and determined, thousands of protesters marched to parliament where legislators were considered a motion to extend the rule beyond 2015. >> translator: this is not a history of political parties, it is the story of this nation, it's a choice for the african continent, today in africa there is a germ that is growing and we want an alternative for africa. >> reporter: tell vote was later cancelled but the protests continued and demonstrators broke through police barriers and set fire to parliament. police responded with water canon and tear gas and people
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were arrested and they announced emergency measures include agree formation of a transitional government. >> translator: the national assembly is dissolved, the government is dissolved a transitional body will be put in place with consultation with all parties. this will create the conditions for a return to constitutional order which is expected in no more than 12 months. >> and he has ruled for the past 27 years, to many he is the only president they've ever known. it is his attempt to further extend his term in office that prompted mass protests on the streets of the capitol. >> i think this is a strong message he cannot carry on so he would have to, you know, make room for a successor or his party to take the necessary steps to find someone else who would be the next candidate for the next elections. >> reporter: tuesday marked the start of a civil disobedience
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camp page called by opposition party, thousands of people took to the streets, some carried banners comparing the president to ebola, the virus that killed nearly 5,000 people in the nearby states of liberia, guinea and sierra leone. the u.n. secretary-general is so concerned about the deteriorating situation that he has asked his special representative to west africa to visit the country as a matter of urgency. victoria with al jazeera. >> the president is having talks with the opposition, with military and ethnic groups and these talks will show the opposition leader meet for the first time with the powerful head of the armed forces. days ago officials announced the next general election would be held late next year. let's go to florence in kula-lampur and what have we heard in the last hour that could effect his future in that
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country. >> reporter: that is right. now we heard the minister of information tell reporters after the meeting that the issue of constitutional reform will be discussed in parliament. now, the opposition led by opposition leader un-son-che is pushing for constitutional reform and holding rallies for constitutional reform all across the country. they want to see the constitution amended because essentially this will allow un-son-che to be president and as the constitution stands she will not be allowed to because there is a provision in the constitution that says anyone with a foreign spouse or relative will not be allowed to be president of the country. now opposition leaders, opposition politicians also say the constitution is very heavily weighted towards the military. now, this is a country that has
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a normally civilian government backed by the military and some of the issues that they have with the constitution are particularly provisions which say 25% of the seats in parliament are reserved for the military. any reform in the constitution provisions will have to have 75% of votes in the upper and lower houses effectively giving the military power, this was jammed through a referendum in 2008 when the military was still in power. so political activists, opposition politicians say it's imperative that this constitution be amended before the next elections are held which i showed you to take place next year. >> we will leave it there, thank you very much. now coming up, on the al jazeera news hour ukrainians will get much needed gas this winter after a deal is finally reached between the two sides.
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severe flooding which caused problems around the capitol of argentina. and sport lebron james home coming in cleveland doesn't go as planned in the nba. ♪ so a deal signed between russia and ukraine, $4.6 billion saying gas imports can resume and last at least throughout the winter and the eu had a deal signed in brussels despite the ongoing fighting in eastern ukraine and they turned off the taps in the summer because they said ukraine owed $4.5 billion. >> translator: this decision we have taken today will provide the energy security of ukraine and secure the supply of gas towards the eu. >> translator: russia has compromised on the price.
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this is our contribution to the compromise in order to stabilize the situation in ukraine. we are convinced that our future relationship will be constructive and that our agreements will be fulfilled. >> we will have a little bit more on this and go to moscow with rory. >> reporter: it was an absolute marathon negotiation that got to this deal, 30 hours in this particular round of talks and there have been talks going back for months and you hope given all that effort that everyone came away at least partially satisfied with what they got and with all hard fought negotiations like this every party has to make some sort of compromise. here is the deal, kiev is going to settle its already existing gas bill of some $3.1 billion and it is also going to prepay $1.5 billion for gas through and until march. russia has come down quite considerably on the price it was asking for that
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gas, so gunta who is the eu commissioner on energy said this is the first sign of a thaw between the two countries and only takes us through march, there is another round of negotiations that will be needed to settle a much more long-term gas settlement. now who is paying for this? well, russia had asked for the eu to provide guarantees and eu didn't do that but it doesn't mean that eu isn't paying. basically the prepaid money is going to come out of the kiev budget and the money that is being settled for the already existing gas bill is coming out of an imf fund which the eu has contributed to. but a lot of this is reliance on the ukraine reforming its very, very wasteful, very, very creaking energy system and that of course means subsidies will
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have to be cut and means ukrainians will ultimately pay more for the gas. >> all of the fighting led to the closer of most factories there, there are plans to try to reopen and possibly nationalize system of them and could help pay the bills of the new government and we visited some plants in donetsk including one that has been taken over by separatists. >> reporter: it's the heavy machinery factory that pro-russian fighters set up a workshop. industrial plan belongs to ukraine's richest man and the facilities have been mobilized as part of the separatist war effort, the one here was to be recognized, the matter is too sensitive they say. >> translator: instead of building a factory from scratch we are using what is available and use as volunteers and now we have to become a regular army, if you want peace you need to prepare forward. >> much of this war trophy was
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seized from the ukrainian army and this has been fresh on some tracks and it was repaired. layers of armored protection are then added. soon they will return to the battlefield but under the colors of the donetsk public and which they have carved out in eastern ukraine. technically the factory belongs to the owner even though he says he has no control of what is going on here at the moment but there is a risk after the separatist he could lose part of it and this is for economic survival and hinted they could be nationalist. >> translator: we don't want to rely on help and keep asking for it because we have people to consider if big businesses take this on board then we will do business with them, if not then we will deal with it in a
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radical way. >> reporter: cole mining, industry is the bed rock of the company in eastern ukraine and still some production going on but at a minimal capacity, separatists are cash strapped and cannot pay pensions if more people are returning to the jobs. >> translator: we get food rations and i don't know where it comes from probably russia and i don't know how my pension will be paid, it's not clear. >> reporter: a deal was struck to sell 60,000 tons of cole to crimea and annexed to russia and to get it there the fighting has to stop and now it stifles the company. i'm in donetsk. flooding in villages and homes and businesses swamped too and residents stranded and many had to go to evacuation centers and warning drivers to stay off
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the roads, quite obviously really until the waters go down. a state of emergency has been declared around the argentina capitol buenos-aires because of flooding there and we are pretty close by and there has been record breaking rainfall there. >> reporter: it seemed like it would never stop, 140 millimeters in just a few hours. more rain than usually falls in a whole month. thousands of homes were flooded, hundreds of people evacuated, power lines came down and for many life simply stood still. >> translator: we've rescued lots of people, at least 200 who were sent to the relief center and many waited for the last-minute to be rescued to protect the homes which made things difficult for us. >> reporter: severe flooding is
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becoming more frequent in argentina, last year in this city and here they started with heavy flooding in 2012 but this here is much worse. >> translator: we've lost everything, the fridge, bed, clothes and mattress my disabled son sleeps on, who is going to help me replace all of this? >> reporter: his family evacuated to a relief center in a dry part of town while he tries to see what he can salvage from the recommend wreckage. >> translator: they did nothing and the neighbors say it is always the same but never thought it would hit us this hard. >> reporter: the sun is shining but the waters are still rising and wrecking homes and ruining lives and even touching the steps of the most religious shrine behind me. defensive it seems was simply not enough. the authorities had taken
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precautions but surprised by the sheer amounts of rainfall, with a combination of climate change, agricultural practices that deplete natural defenses and inadequate preparation left many worried here that they will have to get used to disasters like this one. i'm with al jazeera, near b buenos-aires. >> we will see what will happen with stef. >> reporter: we saw the outcome with the rain and let's see where the rain is going, on satellite you see the massive cloud there with the torrential heavy downpours and now going to the north and it has not finished with us yet and giving heavy downpours but this time, over the past 24 hours it is brazil and uraguay with the worst of the weather and south brazil 60 millimeters of rain there, that was this a 24 hour period and also for the northern
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part of uraguay 60 millimeters as well and many places reporting heavy downpours from the system and it's gradually edging to the north. some parts of south america could deal with the rain because we have not seen a great deal at all. these are from south palo where experts say there is only two weeks of water left to supply the entire city and obviously this is not good news and what we really need is wet weather and we are now entering the rainy season so we can really do with some rain and there are going to be a few showers in the vicinity as we head through the next few days and unfortunately the really heavy rain that would help us with this drought is going to stay away towards the south so the torrential rain in parts of argentina and southern brazil but unfortunately not for south palo, david. >> stef, thank you. the man who headed the company blamed for what is widely
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regarded as the world's largest accident has died and he was part of the carbide corporation when the plant suffered a gas leak and at least 5,000 people were killed in december of 1984. many more died of long-term illnesses as a result of the disaster and anderson was tried in india and found guilty of negligence. seeks in india have remembered 30 years that passed since riots and killed thousands of people from the prime minister gandhi by her seek body guards and from new deli we report. >> reporter: she was 16 years old when antiseek rioters attacked her family and 300 people were killed in new deli neighborhood she used to call home, one of them was her father. >> translator: they poured
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kerosene over my father and a policeman gave him matches to set him light and they were shouting the seek is still alive. >> reporter: in 1984 from the 31st of october to the third of november new deli and parts of northern india were gripped by violence and all started after two body guards assassinated the prime minister gandhi, afterwards seek homes were looted and women raped and 3,000 people were killed in new deli alone. this is one of the neighborhoods where the violence took place, and lives returned to normal here but what happened 30 years ago and who is held responsible has been a politically sensitive subject and an issue of unresolved justice for the community. he is a lawyer who represents many of the riot victims. he says the reason why hundreds of cases have gone unheard and
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only 30 people have been prosecuted is simple, highly placed members of the indian national congress party would be implicated. >> this was not sent to the court but closed by the police and the cases that were sent didn't have an effective investigation. each and every stage there has been an effort to shield the victims. >> reporter: many seeks say it's hard to move on from what happened in 1984, largely because of a lack of government accountability. and a member of the party accused of not doing enough during or after the riots agrees. >> there seems to be a lack of i would not only call it political will but a certain inertia when it comes to tackling or when it comes to prosecuting people who have been involved in incidents of mass violence. >> reporter: and she spent most
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of her life trying to find her father's murderers and it's something she wishes she didn't have to do but she says if she doesn't do it no one will. i'm with al jazeera, new deli. stay with us, and coming up, on the news hour and looking ahead to next week's election to u.s. congress, a report from a key battleground, that is georgia, coming up. and after an exhausting six weeks could andy murray fight to make it to the tour finals, we will have joe and the rest of the sport in about 15 minutes. ♪
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that time in the news hour when we run through the top storyings and we obtained pictures showing taking territory back from isil and forces have regained control of towns the around 200 north of baghdad and important for its oil refinery. the president insists he is going to stay in power under a transitional government despite the violence which was brought about at protests of plans he had to extend his rule, at least 30 people have been killed. tensions still around the mosque compound in east jerusalem and reopened following the shooting of a right winged rabbi and wounding of a rabbi and revered by muslims and jews was closed after the killing of a palestinian accused of shooting that rabbi. okay, the mosque compound known
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as temple mount compound is one of the most contested religious sites anywhere in the world and the third holyist site in muslim and believe the prophet mohamed gisted the site on the jurn any to heaven and known as temple mount compound in judah and it's the holyist site where the temple stood before being destroyed by the romans and tradition maintains this is where the final temple will be built when the messiah comes to earth and for people it's a sensitive site and we will talk to abraham, deputy director of the doha center and not only sensitive but it can cause an awful lot of ill feelings when we saw when the fire started because of what was happening there. >> that is correct and now back to this comes at the very critical time when we have seen that negotiations between the israels and the palestinians have failed miserably despite the heavy u.s. intervention in
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these negotiations and that we had also a war this gaza for over 50 days so there is a stalemate in the political situation in the region and this comes as now this critical time to offer what could be probably an alternative to this political stalemate as jerusalem has provided the answer after the failure of camp david negotiations in 2000 actually. right after that let's say the negotiations we saw that jerusalem on the visit to the compound that triggered this and now we see this is something we have to look at carefully. >> it's not just what we have seen in the last 24 hours. there is a move by some israelis, not to say it's a widespread move, to get something through their parliament which would allow a jewish people to go in and pray in the alexa compound and that
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is not allowed at the moment and israel generally respects this because of a special legal status. >> that is correct actually because israel always talked about this and did it before and they did it in the brahimi mosque in hebrew where it's divided between the muslims and the jews in the city of hebrew and now they are moving in that direction in the compound and to what extent this is going to be implemented, this actually depends a lot of extent on the reaction that the interaction community and arab center will respond to this. >> with macmood-a-bass saying this is a part of war what about that. >> he is known of his negotiation and nonviolent
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passive approach of dealing with conflict of israel so for this kind of a statement to come from someone like abbas it talks of the seriousness of the situation and how dangerous they reached at this point and for that reason this should be taken very seriously. >> thank you, abraham from brook ings, doha thank you very much. united states has voiced its concern over egypt position for a buffer zone on the part of gaza and look at this 800 homes like these going up in dust on a ten kilometer border to try and stop weapon smuggling and the u.s. state department says it's worried on the impact of local communities and it backs egypt's right to maintain security. and al jazeera continues to demand the immediate release of three of our journalists behind
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bars in egypt for 30 seven days, greste and fahmy and mohamed are falsely accused of helping the outlawed muslim brotherhood we they and al jazeera rejects. the secular party claimed victory in parliamentary elections and won 85 out of 217 seats but that is not enough for an outright majority. and the former coalition of smaller parties and was taken to deal with the party and unlikely even though it finished second with 69 seats and we report from the capitol tunis. >> reporter: the family has been selling newspapers for years and worried about the economy and security so he voted for tunis because he thinks it's the only party that can bring stability. >> translator: things are becoming so expensive, there is no tourism and we are going
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backwards but when tunis won even the stock exchange went up. >> reporter: he put his trust in this man, he is a veteran politician who served under president banili and founding president but his party tunis doesn't have enough parliamentary seats to form a government so it will need to come to agreement with other political parties. >> translator: we will only allow ourselves with the political parties and democratic family and agree on a national program that will bring together the essence of democracy and we have not spoken about alliance yet. >> reporter: one party that could make a difference to any potential alliance is tunis and open to talks with tunis and thinks a unity government is better for the country. >> we need to have a stable government and to have a stable
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government you need more than 130 members of parliament, the easiest way to have it is to have a coalition. >> reporter: some observers say it's a victory of secular over islamism. >> 2007 we didn't see enough of islamic rights and now we will not see any that tunis has a secular republic. >> reporter: they think the winner is democracy itself and turn out of registered voters is almost 70% and almost unlike every other arab spring country tunesia is changing its government peacefully. many of the people who voted in this election were older, many young people are frustrated by what they call the broken promises of the revolution. the next government will need to work quickly to convince these young people that these
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democratic achievements can also bring about real change. i'm with al jazeera, tunis. they call the mid term elections are going to be held in the u.s. next tuesday. they are always held two years after the presidential election mid term all 435 seats in the house of representatives, that is the lower house of the u.s. congress being contested and a third of the senate seat upper house are also up for grabs and let's join my colleague for a closer look. >> reporter: mid term elections don't have the excitement of a presidential race but what they end up doing is defining how the second half of a presidential term plays out. and so it is in 2014 where we have both levels of congress in play, all 435 seats in the u.s. house of representatives will be contested as will a third of those 100 senate seats and it's those 33 seats we will be watching the closest and currently this is how it is
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democrats in blue with that 10-seat majority, 55 actually they only have 53 seats but there are two independents that joined them and leaves the republicans with 45 in the sete. simple mh tells us that means the republican party wl nee to win s more seats thant already has to take control of the senate. and remember they already control the house of representatives too so republican majority in both would make life difficult for president barack obama in his last two years. >> seats for democrats and republicans and one of them is georgia, and kimberly went down to atlanta. >> reporte at georgia's decatur boxing club training class fights through the frustrations of their state and these boxers have jobs but georgia has the highest unemployment rate in the u.s., 7.9%, and few here think politicians will change that. >> i think that overall the
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candidates are dealing with ideology as parties instead of necessarily being concerned with the needs and desires of the citizens of georgia. >> reporter: the two candidates sparring in the senate race have become a focus of national attention. it is, say the polls, a statistical dead heat that has made it a marquis fight in the national political arena. that is because georgia is considered a battleground or swing state. that means that no single candidate or party has officer whelming support here and makes it up for grabs for both democrats and republicans. the winner of georgia could determine which party controls the u.s. senate for the next two years, currently it is run by democrats, but republicans need just six seats to become the majority so both parties are pouring millions of dollars into slick attack ads to help their respective candidate win. >> and move jobs to china, david perdue, his world doesn't include you.
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>> reporter: the democrat candidate accusing opponent of out sourcing jobs and they say the rival will inflict on the state what he calls president obama's job killing policies but georgia is not the only swing state, there are nine so called battleground states in addition to georgia that are too close to call so both sides are pushing supporters to vote early with majority of u.s. states in one camp or another, the swing states matter because. >> that is where the actual campaign is fought out. in a battleground state every vote is extremely valuable and candidates are willing to practically sell their souls to win and parties are backing them up. >> reporter: the national attention on this local election has members of decatur boxing club feeling jaded. >> i think they are focusing on just the politics of the day and we need to more focus on the politics for the people. >> they got million dollar problems when i have $20 problems so that is a pretty
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funny thing about it. >> reporter: the other funny thing about the georgia battle is it might not be over on voting day, on a fight this close if no candidate has majority there is a runoff vote and means the outcome of the u.s. election may not be known until early january, i'm with al jazeera in atlanta. and there will be special coverage of that next tuesday night here on al jazeera, now to a cargo plane carrying humanitarian aid to help fight ebola has arrived in the west african capitol of guinea and on board is jeeps for ambulances and other equipment of gloves and watertanks and food and aid was sent by a number of charities and by governments. and 50 health workers from cuba have been under going last-minute training and doctors and nurses in the spread of viral diseases and the team deployed to work in a new hospital in monrovia set to open
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in the next few days. united kingdom says cultural attitudes must change for children being sexually exploded and this is two years after the jailing of nine men for raping and sexually abusing teenage girls and paul reports from the north of england. >> reporter: the victims here were vulnerable young teenagers from troubled backgrounds and over a period of more than three years under the agencies which were supposed to protect them the children were groomed, given alcohol and drugs and raped and sexually abused by a gang of nine adult men. >> i don't know all the men that i had to sleep with. i didn't want to. i couldn't even count there was that many. >> reporter: much was made of the fact that the gang members were asian and victims were white british girls and the offer of the new report is actually society as a whole which has lost perspective.
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>> seem to have lost all sense of what a child is. a child is a child because they are immature and open to manipulation and we treat them as if they are adults and they are not adults, they are children and we need to regain our understanding of what a child is. >> reporter: it's titled real voices and talks about the firsthand experiences of the children themselves and the youngsters said it was common for them to be approached in the street by grown ups and the report found in some areas sexual exploitation had become the social norm. in response to the report this manchester community radio station is launching a new weekly show also carried online involving teenagers talking openly about issues. >> a lot of stress mentally on our head. you feel a lot better when you release that so releasing it just even if you don't say anything but listening to us
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talking about the issue and knowing people do care. >> reporter: alongsides of child protection services the report highlights an explosion of explicit music videos and normalization of porn images but here you can say old and oxford are the cities are child exploitation is taking place and the reality is as the report points out this is not an isolated case, it's a real problem and here in manchester there are 260 live investigations going into child sexual abuse. and the most important thing according to the report is not the agency's response to it but challenging the culture attitudes that make it possible in the first place. paul brennan with al jazeera greater manchester. coming up, on the news hour we report from greece on how some small-time farmers are taking on the dairy giants.
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and we will tell you why this one world champion could be ruled out for qualifying for the u.s. grand prix and that is not the car he will be using and this will be up in just a moment. ♪
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♪ the economic troubles they had in greece particularly hit dairy farmers, almost put out of business many of them by the big producers so some of the little guys join together to take on the diary giants and as john discovered in central greece.
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>> fresh greek milk is among europe's most expensive and they have not lowered the price and diary farmers like the second generation milk producer ought to be well paid. >> translator: the prices make things much worse and the rate for milk doesn't support producers and small disappeared and only medium and large survived because profit margins are small and you need lots of production. >> reporter: it's the diary companies raking in all the profits so here the agricultural capitol of greece 100 of them formed a cooperative to compete with the big brands and the coop is doing something revolutionary for the government and selling milk to consumer through vending machines and cutting out retailer and distributor they can put the cost to less than a dollar of liter for a top quality milk. this is a few pennies more than
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diary companies and producers are visibly happy and why hasn't the dairy or the whole greek economy responded with efficient business models like this one. >> we do observe some increase in productivity, we do observe some of them becoming more expert oriented and so on and so forth however this force is relatively slow and it's actually too slow to turn around the entire company as it was hoped it would. >> reporter: greece is so over regulated and under finance even the government says it cannot become competitive overnight. >> the greek company is too rigid, it's the problem of the government that up to the end of this year 60% of the licensing process will cease to exist, 60%. now, that is value european and world record and we understand the need for reform. >> reporter: despite these
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changes no one expects miracles from the private sector, over the next two years they say growth will come mainly from a $15 billion cash stimulus from european institutions and a danger being milk fed and greece seemed prosperous before that but the economy never grew up, i'm with al jazeera in central greece. >> let's get the latest news on sports know with joe. >> thank you very much, nba star lebron james and return to cleveland as the forward opened the season for the cavaliers and he has generated hype his performance on the courts was a different story and sarah repor reports. >> reporter: he is the man fans came out to see. the moment they have been waiting four long years for.
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superstar lebron james finally back home in cleveland up against the new york knicks and he got on the board thanks to a pass from kevin. the cavaliers led 25-18 after the first quarter and 44-42 at half time. but lebron's performance was lacking. for the first time in his career he made eight turnovers and scored fewer than 20 points. >> that is a two. >> i think he should call a time out. >> reporter: the marquis man finishing with 17 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 8 turnovers. as the new york knicks had a party to the home coming king, 95-90 was the score. >> we got great looks and missed a lab and two open threes and i
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think the turnovers got me off rhythm more than anything and i turned the ball over twice on three of the fast breaks so, you know, i hate turning the ball over so it's a pet peeve of mine and eight is definitely something that is not okay. >> reporter: this game though was never really about the result but the beginning of something special for cleveland. >> it was a huge night. i mean it was exciting for fans and exciting for the city, but you know if we play regular basketball man and it was a great turn out. >> reporter: the mixed play at the chicago bulls on friday, sarah coats with al jazeera. on to tennis and murray says his body still feels good despite playing six successive tournaments to qualify for tour finals and booked his place at the season-ending tournament in london when he beat him in the third round in paris.
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and on thursday's match 6-3, 6-3 for quarter final with world number one later this friday. and he was still in action at midnight on thursday in paris and the local favorite and it was a straight set win and he was taken to a tie break in the second set. and federer is already through the tour finals and dismissed the french in straight sets and the second seed who could finish top of the rankings if he wins in paris and is in the final eight. on to goal to european tour is winning for the season in dubai in november and the first of four that makes up the series is underway in china and nicholas talks about the halfway stage of the bmw masters in shanghai and 64 to lead by a stroke.
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two-time champions have won in the copper semi finals and left it late in the first leg of their last eight tie with set up and he scored from the deflexion in the 8 third minute and equalized when he found himself in front of an open goal moments later but he slipped up and he will take a narrow 1-0 lead next week. and they were a bit more convincing and beat ecuador 4-2 away from home. south palo scored three times in the first half and malik hit after the break with two goals of their own but antonia sealed 4-2 first leg victory. the l.a.galaxy may be well-known and successful club in major soccer league but 2017 they will have a new local rival and nls
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has a second team based in l.a. and known as los angeles football club in a stadium built for them and big names backing the new team including former laker star magic johnson and vincent tan and it comes days after he had another l.a. based team following ten years in the shadows of the galaxy. full-time formula one world champion has called a rule to keep him out of qualifying for the grand prix completely stupid and the red bull driver used up his flight engines and may have six in the race in texas and go to a penalty and german would opt out of qualifying to save mileage on the engine and hamilton will look to be the first british driver to win ten races in a single season and enjoys racing in the usa.
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>> we have one race here and i think there is lots of opportunity here to grow and i have seen from 2007 even though we missed out quite a few years there is still quite a lot of growth here so i was in new york yesterday for example and there were people waiting outside this building with signs and just fans with team tops on which was huge. >> that is the sport for now, david. >> thank you very much, indeed. a species of giant turtle brought back from the brink of extension and 50 years ago there were 15 galapogoes turts left and thanks to successful breeding program are 2000 and they live off the coast of ecuador and they can live up to 200 years can survive on its own without any help and at a shifty pace it's time for me to make way for doree nshgdoreen.
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