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nee. announcer: this is al jazeera. hello. this is the newshour live from doha. i'm veronica pedrosa. coming up in the next 60 minutes... >> we are a nation built on the rule of law. so we need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make. >> rioters defy the u.s. president's call for calm after a grand jury decided not to put a white policeman on trial for shooting dead on unarmed black
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teenager the world's big powers will not bring to us our knees. iran's supreme leader reacts to the extension on the programme. >> i'm on an extension joining east jerusalem to west jerusalem, and i'll report on the fear mapping the ice which waters of the antarctic, how scientists are using robots to chart the extent of global camping it has been a night of the worse rioting in months. police had to use tear gas, been shot at and arrested 29 people. they confronted crowds of angry protesters on the streets of ferguson, missouri. violence broke out after a
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decision not to charge a white policeman who shot dead on an armed teenager. we'll get the latest from daniel lak in a moment. first, here is his report. >> reporter: violent protests erupt again in parts of ferguson. angry crowds set fire to buildings and cars. police say there's heavy automatic gun fire. officers respond by firing tear gas and smoke cannisters. senior police officers told a late night news conference that violence was at a high level. >> a lot of gun fire, i was disappointed. i didn't see a lot of peaceful protests, i'm disappointed. i'm not saying there weren't folks out there for the right reason, but unfortunately it spun out of control. what i have seen, and i've been up there in the middle of it
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with captain johnson, what i have seen tonight is probably worse than the worst night we had in august. >> the unrest following a grand jury's decision not to prosecute a police officer for killing michael brown, an unarmed teenager. >> they found that there was no charges. the physical evidence examined by the grand jury, combined by the witness statements supported and substantiated by the evidence tells the accurate and tragic story of what's. >> michael brown's parents reacted to the decision, calling for calm. in their statement they said: there were protests in other u.s. cities against the grand
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jury's decision, including new york and the capital washington d.c. president obama called on those who want to protest to be peaceful. and he had a message for the local police in ferguson. >> our police officers put their lives on the line for us every day. they have a tough job to do to maintain public safety and hold accountable those that break the law. as they do their jobs in the coming days they need to work with the community, not against the community, to distinguish the handful of people that may use the grand jury's decision was an execution for violence. >> reporter: not surprisingly darren wilson, the police officer who shot michael brown welcomed the grand jury's mood his statement saying he followed his training and the law. many in ferguson don't agree, and have been making those feelings known on the streets of this racially divided city.
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a violent start to an evening ending in relative calm. the question moving forward is will the protest as expected as the week moves on, will they be as peaceful as the organizers exist, or will the seconds of violence dominate the message that this community is trying to send to the rest of the united states well, daniel joins us live from ferguson. i was interested to hear the police chief saying that the violence was worse than the worst night they experienced in august. it doesn't look like it was as widespread. what is he talking about? >> yes, it wasn't as widespread. it was focussed in downtown ferguson, and there was violence in downtown st louis.
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what he's talking about is his officers and officers around the region came under a great deal of violence. there was a lot of violence, 150 shots, they were throwing batteries, bottles, stones. there were people with baseball bats, guns. they took guns from some of those arrested. that's what he was talking about. also violence against property. even now there were four or five or six buildings ruined and that's the sort of violence they need. miraculously, almost hardly anyone was hurt, no one killed. one police officer was injured by a stone, and none of the protesters were injured seriously. >> this is a police force that is trying to work on its image after everything that happened over the last few months, and the consequences that you were talking about. in your report they say they were trying to be a lot less heavy-handed in the situation. did it seem as if it worked, did
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it seem as if they'd finance in this vein in the coming days? >> despite the fuse lard of bullets and other objects they came under, apparently the police were restrained. first of all they were not dressed as soldiers, where you can't tell the difference between them and full-time military. they were not using the armor odd vehicles as menacingly as they were in august, nor doing a lot of rifle pointing at unarmed protesters. there was restraint showed. police were like riot police, banging shields and making the ot threatening gesture, mostly using that force to push people back. it ended after an initial flare-up, after a couple of hours. it's very cold, people may have gone home. what we need to do is look ahead and see what is coming. >> speaking of that, we had the
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words from president obama, and federal intervention in some cases, where policing has been seen as heavy-handed. is this the thing we see for the community, going forward to patch things back together? >> well, there's no doubt that the federal government is keeping a close eye on this. the president himself, being an african american, and outgoing attorney-general attorney general eric holder, they know the struggle too well as well as upholders of the law, civil right lawyers. there are international human rights monitors, american human rights monitors, and the department of justice is conducting an investigation into the ferguson police department that began after michael brown's death, looking at racial profiling. it will take time to work it through. the important thing is this
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week, protests planned by others, activists who say there'll be peaceful protests. will that be the case. that is what we are looking to, as tuesday dawns and other day this is week. >> we'll leave it there for now, thank you for your updates. it's been tumultuous. daniel lak protests of the verdict spread across the country in new york, chicago and greensboro north carolina. activists held demonstrations in solidarity with the ferguson protesters, in oatland california marchers shut the 580 freeway in both directions carrying banners that read "arrest darren wilson", the police officer in question new yorkers took to the streets and four civil rights act visits, reverend al sharpton condemned the grand jury decision. crowds gathered at the white house, and marched down u street
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carrying plaque ard condemning the grand jury's decision and support for the people from ferguson. tom ackerman has more. >> reporter: the unrest in the streets of ferguson after the grand jury announcement that there would be no indictment of officer darren wilson has been accompanied by other demonstrations, so far nonviolent in other cities - seattle, new york, oatland, california, where demonstrators shut down an internet highway. president obama counselled that the demonstrators should be able to express their anger at the results, but at the same time respect the police for the job that they are doing by and large in most communicate glis protecting them. at the -- communities protecting them. at the same time it was indicated that although the officer was found not to be guilty of any offense by the local authorities, a federal
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investigation will proceed, continue, both with his behaviour - examining his before - and looking broadly at the conduct of the ferguson police department, which has been accused of discriminatory policies against blacks, in various measures, and however it is - the question here is whether charge will be brought in this case either for the - against the officer or the police department. and by historical examination that that is rarely been the case in the united states because police officers by and large do get the benefit of the doubt another police shooting led to demonstration, this time in the u.s. state of owe higho. police in -- ohio. press in cleveland are trying to explain how a 12-year-old with a toy gun was shot and killed by the bliss, kristen saloomey has this report. >> we are not accepting any
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excuses ... upset citizens at cleveland ohio gather add the park, under the gazebo where 12-year-old tamir rice was shot and killed by police, saying it's not the first time police overreacted. >> it's a travesty. it's a wake up call showing that cleveland is no different to ferguson. the difference in ferguson is they are more proactive. >> they are calling for a better train, more diverse police department. mostly they want justice for tamir. it's nearly dark now, it was midafternoon on saturday when police were called here. they were three meters from the boy when they told him to put his hands in the air. instead he reached for his waistband and what looked like a gun. >> it was a toy replica that shoots plastic pell ots. the orange tip meant to distinguish it from a real gun had been remostved.
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the two officers involved have been put on leave pending an investigation. >> guns are not toys, we need to teach our kids that, our community needs to understand that. guns are not toys. the facsimile weapon in this incident is indistinguishable from a real firearm. but we need to drive home to our kids especially that guns are not toys. parents need to be aware of that. >> reporter: friends of tamir suspect he had the toy gun to deal with bullies and cannes under why it came to -- and can't understand why it came to this. >> why would they do that, they did it for nothing. i want to thank everyone for supporting my little brother. i don't know why they did that. he was 12, he wanted to play basketball in the nb axe. >> tamir's sister has questions.
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it's expected to take months before the family has official answers yet another controversy with the shooting of jordan davis. the black teenager was shot dead by a white man at a petrol station in florida two years ago. his father, ron davis, says the handling of the ferguson case is an example of the systematic failure of the u.s. justice system. >> they don't understand that when you don't arrest somebody for a crime regardless whether it's law enforcement or not, you have the perception of not actually being just. and i think this whole thing started with a state attorney did not rest darren wilson for the shooting of michael brown. the officer, i believe, should have his day in court. he should have been arrested, and when he was not arrested,
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that started all the protest. and then you have the grand jury giving them all this information that should have been given at trial. instead of giving it to them. all they need is a small bit of information to indict. then everyone goes to trial, which is transparent, and everyone sees whether justice is carried out or not. the way they did it, they did it in a way to excite and insight the community, the communicatee is doing what they -- community is doing what they feel they have left to do. the national guard, as you look at the television, tear gas and all these other things, law enforcement - they in site the crowd. they through bottles and bricks. the crowd was standing around the courthouse. more on the ferguson shooting later in the newshour.
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>> get several more unit over here, there'll be a problem we examine how the event in ferguson sparked so much anger and divided so many. >> that's the kind of class integrity that chuck hagel represented also ahead - a political big gun gone in the united states. president obama is looking for a new defence ministry and in sport, a top australian cricketer in critical condition after being struck on the head by a ball during a match. the holy city of jerusalem is tense after weeks of unrest over religious sites sacred to jews and muslims. two were shot dead following the killing of five israelis in a synagogue. another four have been killed in attacks. andrew simmonds has been taking
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a ride to see how commuters are coping. >> in the ancient city of jerusalem, this is no ordinary tram line, it follows a route of violent division between jews and arabs, running allowing what was part of the green line separating east jerusalem and the west before the 1967 war. stop by stop this tram follows a modern time line of division and tragedy. this tram line links occupied east jerusalem with the rest of the city. in doing so it's a focal point for anger in the conflict. here, now, there's a sense of frustration, of fear. this is not surprising. most places you look, there's a gun in sight. fewer people are getting on board. the concrete bollard is to prevent attackers from crashing cars into crowds. two were killed here a fortnight
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ago. two weeks earlier, a woman and a baby were skilled. in both attacks the palestinian driver were shot dead. >> there is fear when you get on the train. we all live here, them and us. the train is ours and theirs. >> they have to understand that these are in place. they are not there. the british and afghanistan. they will never throw us. >> translation: since the start of the incident, there's fewer on the tram. we are setting out for work. we don't know what will happen on the way. anyone can harass us. >> the feeling is not good, it's scary. you have to be careful of everybody. >> predictably at night the risks are hair. -- higher. >> this is a few meter away, a
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16-year-old palestinian was snatched outside his home by a jewish gang and burnt to death. the killing followed the death of three israelis, and so the circle of violence started. this damage to the station a fear of rioting. rarely does o night go by without some trouble. will it get worse before it gets better. >> god willing we hope the situation goes back to how it was before of the once there's peace we will feel safe, and we will too. >> we are neighbours that have to live together. >> is it wishful thinking. the tram heads west with no solid hope, one day symbolizing the co-existens of jews and arabs. iran's supreme leaders says western powers will not bring iran to its knees in nuclear
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talks, after diplomats agreed to a 7-month extension. from the austrian capital. jonah hull reports. >> the talks broke up without agreement, but secretary kerry and the other ministers put on brave faces. the message firmly that this is not the end of the road. >> today we are closer to a deal making the entire world, especially our allies and partners, in israel and in the gulf safer and more secure. is it possible that in the end we just want to arrive at a workable agreement? absolutely. we are certainly not going to sit at the negotiating table forever. absent measurablmeasurable. given how far we have come in
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the last year and last few days, this is not the time to get up and walk away. >> in tehran, president hassan rouhani was upbeet. sooner or later there'll be an agreement. >> we have not reached a final agreement but we have made progress. today things are different to three months ago. >> how much will have changed four months from now, by which time the parties say a framework agreement will be in place, or in seven months time when they hope to reach a deal. this is a process cloaked in secrecy, watched by skeptics on both sides and in which deadlines come to mean little. two messed, two new ones in place. we thought we were in for a repeat of geneva last year, negative predictions up until the last moment, and deal emerges, that is not the case here. the question, i think, is whether in this extension period
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enough progress can be shown to have been made to convince skeptics ranged on both sides of the process to carry on supporting it. >> it will be more difficult for the obama administration to convince the congression to put more on the table and bring about relief. >> reporter: what we no is gaps remain in negotiations to limit iran's ability to produce weapons grade material in return for sanctions relief. what we don't know and are not likely to be fold, is precisely how far apart the two sides really are. they have seven more months to succeed. where up to now they have failed. >> an iranian journalist and political analyst based in tehran, and here is what he had to say. >> what the government has been
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trying to do over the past few hours is to sell the idea that this is an extension of ceasefire with the west and soon there'll be peace. we've been waiting for peace with united states and the west coast -- and the west and it didn't happen. conservatives are unhappy, saying that iran got nothing out of talks with the west, and we don't need to wait 7 months to know what is the next move on the part of united states and its allies. obviously it's not about ceasefire, it's about changing iran's behaviour, and they have successfully managed to do that. the next stop is to push for a regime change. they'll go for it. we don't need to wait seven months. all we need to do is look at the situation in libya, syria, iraq, and russia. what they have done they'll do it to us, and do it as soon as
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possible. the foreign ministers of the gulf corporation council are meeting in the qatari capital, doha, ahead of a summit next month. jamal is there for us. what is expected to come out of the meeting. >> there are two main points. the first is it's seen as a success. it is taking place because it was based on the difficult ties between qatar and g c c members and recent weeks and months offer different stance, visa very egypt. it is being hosted in doha. it's seen as some sort of a success. the second main point is discussions surrounding security ties and agreements. it has been a point of contention. on the one hand they'll ask yous
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how better to have cooperation between the gcc. some have issues with regard to the security agreement. this is where the sticking point has been between the different gcc countries. they'll be discussing those issues. one to unite the countries, and, two, how to find a collective agreement in terms of a joint security strategy in the coming days. >> thank you so much. >> the united states is looking for a new defense secretary. chuck hagel is being replaced after disagreements at the top of the u.s. government over the fight in i.s.i.l. white house correspondent patty culhane has the story. [ clapping ] >> reporter: it was all hugs and kind words as u.s. president obama announced his defense secretary chuck hagel was leaving. >> and that's the kind of class and integrity that chuck hagel
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represented. >> behind the scenes it was a lot less friendly, chuck hagel was, in essence, fired. the issue the fight against i.s.i.l. >> i think he wants to project a stronger face of the administration. with regard to overseas. i don't think he felt that secretary hagel was the man to do that. recent elections sent the election. turkey was not happy with the president's handling. they don't thing a strategy to combat i.s.i.l. will work. analysts don't expect it to change. >> he wanted to minimise american involvement. now he's hoping good options will appear with a secretary of defense, but my own view that is not going to happen unless the white house is willing to see america do more. >> when secretary chuck hagel took the job, the main goal - unwind the war in afghanistan
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and shrink the budget. the obama administration says it changed. the main focus has to be defeating i.s.i.l. and someone else would be better prepared to do that. >> i believe we have set not only this department, the department of defense, but the nation on a stronger course towards security, stability and prosperity. if i didn't believe that, i would not have done this job. >> a job he'll continue to do until his replacement is confirmed. >> we were reporting about flash floods in morocco the other day. let's get the latest. and the weather - here is steph. >> yes, we do have a lot of cloud and rain still over parts of the north-west. this is a system with the flash flooding in morocco. you can see it working in algeria and tunisia. we are seeing minor outbreaks of
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flooding, nothing like we saw in morocco. it is causing us a few problems. as we head through the next few days this system will continue towards the north-east. slowly working out of avco. it's not all good news, if we look at the chort for wednesday, we saw a weather system behind it edging in from the atlantic. for some in spain, portugal and morocco, there'll be heavy downpours through the day op thursday. the ground is saturated. we don't need more. >> if we look at the eastern part of north africa. it's not terribly clear on the satellite. a lot is low cloud. we were seeing a lot of thunder
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and lightening. there was flooding here, and more rain across the eastern coast of the med terrain yn over the next few days. still to come after the break, pope francis delivers a speech to the european parliament. live pictures from strasbourg. we have the latest. >> 3,000 police men are ordered to clear protest sites in hong kong coming up in sport. back in hospital we have the lat.
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back in hospital back in hospital i'm veronica pedrosa with the headlines on al jazeera. at least a dozen buildings were set on fire in the u.s. city of ferguson after a grand jury's decision not to in diet a white policeman for shooting dead dead an unarmed black teenager. president obama asked americans to accept the decision. the president's call for calm failed to stop other protests in cities coast to coast. demonstrations broke out from california, new york, and reached the steps of the white house. >> diplomats in vienna have agreed to a 7-month extension in talks to try to reach a deal on nuclear ambitions. iran's supreme leader said western powers will not be able to bridge the powers to its knees in negotiations. >> more on the situation in ferguson, where michael brown's
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death has, in many ways, divided not only the city, but the country. john hendren examines how the event in ferguson sparked so much anger. >> reporter: the path to a racial showdown in ferguson missouri, began on a summer's day in canfield street. within 24 hours race divided the city and a nation. on one side residents of this mostly black town and supporters, protesting angrily. on the other a mostly white police force dressed like soldiers, and bearing down on soldiers, firing tear gas at demonstrators. >> we have press over here. >> and an al jazeera crew. the stand off over a mirky confrontation in the street and over michael brown, and in a police car darren wilson, a white police officer.
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the confrontation took 90 seconds. michael brown's supporters say he was shot six times while surrendering. brown was killed while fighting with darren wilson. for four hours michael brown's body lay in the baking sun. ferguson was soon a name bandied from the state house to the white house. >> to a community in ferguson that is rightly looking for answers, let me call again for us to seek some understanding rather than simply holler at each other. >> reporter: in the aftermath of the shooting - hundreds of arrests. block after block of devastated businesses. [ chanting ] >> reporter: in four months of demands for a grand jury to indict the officer for manslaughter or murder. >> my hope is that we can move
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forward as soon as possible on the healing. [ chanting ] >> reporter: the outcry an canfield street might well have transformed the up to. in the obama era, tempered those in a post racial era. >> reporter: more insights and barbara with the lawyers committee for civil rights under law spoke with us from marlborough in maryland. >> ferguson is an aberration in some regards, because it's much worse than what you normally see. here you had a police department that actively not only racially profiled the black community, but it financially exploited the black community by imposing all of these fines, running the form of debtors prison. and in essence, the debtors
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scale, and making african-americans their pray. and the police department was pred industry not only racially discriminatory, but predatory, and when you think about the facts that the fines on mostly african-americans resulted in 15-20% of people in the city's annual budget. that is really unusual. that is a high percentage. when you think about the effect of the city, ferguson only has 20,000 residents, but they were arresting between 900 to 1200 african-americans a year. that's ridiculous. how do you do that with that small a population. so this was, i think, much worse than what you normally see because you had not only the usually racially discriminatory and racially targeted policing,
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but you have peculiar pred takes upon the african-american community. >> all right. let's move on to other news now. pope francis is delivering his first speech to the european photograph on the french city of centrals boring. let's go to simon mcgregor-wood. how is it going so far. >> well, the pope has been warmly welcomed here on tuesday morning. the relationship between the european union, priding itself on the secular nature. they have had run ins in the past, issues concerning the catholic doctrine which this pope is signing up to. the speech, according to pope, is designed to bring a message of hope, designed to bring europeans who by their own admission are in somewhat of a crisis, and a question of
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mistrust with the voter. the pope is here to help. i have a copy of the speech which the pope is less than halfway through. he pulls no punches and is critical of what europe has become, calling it elderly and haggard. widely mistrusted and talks about the need to put human dignity and a sense of the transcendent, europe trying to reconnect with its religious roots as you expect from a pope. a hard message, talking about a need to put a human being at the center of things, talking about how people need help with work, work with dignity and guarantees of security. a political message. i think it will be welcomed by some members of the parliament, props not so by others. >> simon, you mentioned this political message. the people that the pope is speaking to have been elected in
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some form or other. the pope is not. what influence does he really have? >> i think he has some considerable influence. it was during to note that the man who welcomed him into the building, the president of the european parliament, a socialist, a self-confessed atheist spoke on the record in recent days of the pope being able to redefine the european mission to bring a new message. there's an administration that this is an institution in something of a crisis. you may remember the elections, back in may which produced all sorts of success for parties on the right wing fringe, parties opposed to the european union. this institution, the european union needs help and admits it needs help. the pope needs to reconnect with catholics in europe, once the center of catholic faith, the
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numbers are dwindling, dwindling fast. in a sense the two institutions, although very, very different on a whole range of issues find themselves in an historic moment where they need each other. >> interesting. thank you. tunisia now, where preliminary results are expected any time now after the sunday presidential election security will be a major concern for whoever the new president is, al qaeda and other armed groups killed a number of soldiers in the past year. it's throughout there are around 3,000 tunisians fighting in syria and iraq. as the government tries to stop more leaving to fight, human rights group is concerned that freedom is being sacrificed. >> reporter: this man is afraid. he does not want to be identified. his brother was arrested recently on tunisia's border with libya for planning to fight in syria. his family says he's
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incident and accuses those holding him of torture. >> translation: they beat him to get what they wanted out of them. if they want you to say you are going to syria, that's what you say. they won't charge or apply the law. they leave people to rot in gaol, ignoring the plight of their families. >> reporter: this is a lawyer representing the brother and others. some of her clients spent two years in gaol awaiting trial. they are among thousands arrested upped a 2003 anti-terrorism law. campaigners say it's unjust legislation that should have changed after the resolution. >> translation: one girl was arrested under the law and stripped in front of her brothers. they were stripped in front of her, forcing them to confess. we never had this case, even under the zine el abidine ben ali regime. >> in august police shot two
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young women as they drove home from a wedding late at night. the minister of interior says it was a mistake and those responsible will not face prosecution. >> the ministry of interior turned down our request to talk to them about the alleged human rights violation. in the past it said the security threat is reel and constant. last month five soldiers were killed when their military bus came under fire near algeria. tunisia's army and security forces are focussing their efforts in these mountains in that border region. >> translation: these tried to reach phase two, targetting civilians, which will be difficult for them. they are in phase one, trying to gather support, polarize society, underminus by targetting security forces. >> there's no doubt that groups connected to al qaeda are threatening to destabilize
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tunisia. campaigners say the revolution was supposed to end impunity. the fear is that it is used to allow some to justify human rights violations in hong kong more than 3,000 police officers are clearing hong kong's democracy sites. a court ordered the removal of barricades where demonstrators have been camped for the hast few months. they want to choose the next leader and not have the chinese government impose their candidates. >> reporter: a tense standoff here in hong kong as police and court-appointed bailiffs complete the operation to remove the barricade from this argyle street, a central occupied area in this part of the district. police moved in early this morning. they read out the court
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injunction and authorities said that the barricade would be removed. anybody getting in the way of the police in removing the barricade would be arrested and they'd be in contempt of court. some left voluntarily. many will relocate, go to other occupation sites on hong kong highlighted. there are several hundred police officers trying to ensure that this goes off peacefully and are backed up by several thousand police officers in stand by in streets around here, determined that this clearance will go ahead today we'll take a break for a moment. still ahead - beautiful and controversial. hundreds of paintings hoarded by the sun of adolf hitler's hart dealer are -- art dealer are on the way to a museum and lebron james inspiring a big win in the n.b.a. - all the
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sport coming up.
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hello again. a museum in switzerland decided to accept controversial inheritance of a german man whose art collection included masterpieces looted by the nazis. nick spicer has more from berlin. masterworks that the world thought were lost until discovered by accident in the modest apartment of korp eelius.
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-- cornelius. a third of the artwork may have been taken from jews fleeing persecution. he was childless and left his inheritance to app art museum in -- an art museum in switzerland, a leg assy the museum took 6 months to accept. >> there was no feelings of triumph. they would be inappropriate in light of the art collection' hitry. >> a panel is deciding which works, like this, properly belonged to the heirs of former jewish owners. it only decided on three of 5,000 works. >> germany's culture americans said shedding light on the arts origins was of importance. now that the museum accepts the legacy. the government can return stolen works. >> it is a good step in the
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right direction, because it is the first steps towards restitution. there are questions for the survivors. for example. to whom should they go to in order to get back the looted art. should they go to the german government. >> the decision by the swiss museum doesn't put on end to the saga. that's because his cousin says he was not in highs rite mind when he wrote his will, and the collection is hers. >> now, it's time for sport. here is sanaa. >> thank you. top australian cricketer phil hughes is in an induced coma after being hit in the head by a ball during a match in sydney. the 25-year-old underwent emergency brain surgery after collapsing on the pitch. andrew thomas has more. >> reporter: serious, a
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misjudged ball striking the batsman is not unusual in cricket. but the batsman then collapsing unconscious is. philip hughes scored 63 runs in a state game for south australia when the rogue ball hit. fellow players new immediately he'd been badly hurght and joined medics to free his airway, on to a streper and off the -- stepper and off the field. he was taken by road to a hospital and operated on almost immediately. >> i understand he was ventilated at the scene and arrived at st vincent's ventilated and on life support and underwent scans and then to surgery. >> the match hues was playing in was abandoned, the cricket community in australia and behind stunned. >> we are all in shock. and i guess, you know, from our perspective, pleasingly there
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was medical attention that he was able to receive immediately at the ground, and then to be transported to hospital, and now we hope whatever the procedure that he's going through, that he comes through in the right way. >> 25-year-old hughes is a well-known figure. last month he played for his national team. he was likely to play for australia again against india next weekend. cricket is normally thought of as a gentile sport, but the balls are bowled at well over 100 k/hr. accidents like this are rare. with batsmen wearing full protective gear, they can and do happen for more on that we are joined by sports correspondent lee wellings in london. would it be fair to say that this happens rarely in cricket and usually it is considered as a safe sport? >> well, cricket is much safer now than it used to be.
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it's not completely safe. sometimes the danger is the complacency that you are safe if you wear a helmet and the padding. balls could be bowled up to 140 k/hr. if that smashes you in the helmet it's a problem. it happens regularly in cricket. occasionally a ball will do more damage. i remember an incident in the summer of cricket just gone here where stuart broad - the ball went through a gap where the grill should have been, smashed his knows. nose -- his nose. that was superficial. it shows they have to look at the safety of helmets and how to alter them. they have progressed over the years since worn in the '70s, since players like tony deprooeg, and others -- tony greig and others. before that batsmen were exposed with no protection. it's remarkable there weren't fatalities regularly in cricket
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if you are going to face this kind of missile projected at you. now we have the situation with philip hughes, people will look at the cricket and will realise that you can't be 100% completely protected all the time on the cricket field. >> how well-known is phil hughes? >> well he seems to have been around for longer than his international career which started in 2009. for so many years he was thought of as a great young hope of australian batting and hasn't quite reached the heights of someone of his talent you thought he might. there has been struggles, but he has represented australia in all three forms of the game - test matches, one day internationals, he's on the australian team as an international player, very popular. three times he played county contribute in england, and someone popular in the game and
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everyone sending their best and hoping he recovers as quickly as possible. >> we all do hope so. lee wellings, sports correspondent live from london, thank you for that. >> champion's league qualifiers for the knock out stage continues on tuesday. manchester city battling to stay alive in the competition, and have to play bay rn munich at home. they find themselves at the bottom of group e and could be eliminated if they fail to beat the germans. they lost to manchester last year, and have nothing to play for, winning the group. this time the city are without five players through injury and substantial. >> we consider a later goal - maybe with those points it would
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have been different. we must concentrate on the moment. tomorrow we try to be concentrated, and to try to play well and score in moscow meeting cska. both are hoping to grab a second first of alling spot behind munich. roma beat moscow 5-1 earlier in the season. >> pele, brazilian legend, has been admitted to hospital for the second time in 10 days. the world cup winner has urinary infectionment the 74-year-old is in a stable condition. earlier this month he was treated for gal stones. >> brazil faces america in the copa dell america.
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the results split the competing teams into three pools. 12 counties make up the group stage, eight qualifying for the finals. the home nation has never before been champions. >> translation: we hope the fans are an advantage for us, and do not become an extra pressure each time we play. we hope their support is unconditional. >> let's look at the draws. chile in group a with mexico, ecuador and chile. the fair to say, making the last 16 of the world cup, losing to brazil. group b is runners up argentina, and current holders of the copa america uruguay, paraguay and jamaica, guest team, making up the quarter. brazil and columbia is group c opponents, peru and venezuela.
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the top two and the best two third place finishes from each group qualify for the quarterfinals. the 3-week event starting in june to the n.b.a. james eased the pressure on his cleveland cavaliers. the magic were in town, after the home team's slump they picked the wrong day. a one-handed slamly james set the tone. 11 assists, the winning margin was huge. 106 to 74. that is it for me. >> thank you. a robotic submarine to dive into the antarctic sea to map how thick the ice is. here is nick clark with the full story. >> reporter: powering through. in the name of science.
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a british antarctic service ice breaker, to measure the thickness of ice. crucial information for scientists in the context of climate change. the seabed robot is deployed, weighing in at 200 kilos, and 2 meters long. it is designed by the oceano graphic institute in the u.s. as it submerged into the icy water, the robot's complex software fires up. the graphic survey instruments looked down at the sea floor. this has an upward facing sonar. the propelas are controlled from on the ship. it performed detailed mapping under the ice. when we look at it from the surface, we see the blocks. it's hard to see what it looks like underneath and how thick it is. that is because it's hard to
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drill through the ice and get the thickness. we have robotic submarine going under the ice. it will look from the bottom, as a 2d map. the imagery is crunched with data to create 3d topography of the underside of the ice, providing a tabloid of information about the structure and how it's changing. >> here we find that the area of the ice is shrinking compared to other areas. we are trying to understand the process of why this area is reducing. >> reporter: so far only a small area has been mapped - about the size of 100 football pips. scientists say it's an important step to make the routine measurements to understand large-scale changes that are happening. >> stay with us here on al jazeera - another full bulletin
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