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[music] >> hello, welcome to the news hour. i'm jane dutton in doha. >> the russian president looks at the dismantle of russia and won't allow it. the rebel strike i.
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a police officer who choked a man to death. the u.n. warns that 2014 is set to be the hottest year on record. >> president vladimir putin said he will not allow the west to dismantle his country like the yugoslavia. he angrily hit out against u.s. policy. western sanctions along with tumbling oil prices, the ruble fell even as he globe these sanctions are harmful, even those who are imposing them. this is not just a nervous
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reaction on the part of the e.u. and the united states, the changes in ukraine and questions of crimea. if this were not so then they would have throughout of some other reason to hold back on russia. it's been the plight of our country for many years. when anyone thinks that russia is too strong or independent, then these instruments are applied. while the russian president was speaking, rebel fighters attack a local press building in gross grozny. let's talk with peter sharp. he's live in moscow. peter, he had little to say on the situation in chechnya.
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>> just one line. just one line involving separatists. we're getting more information through now. there is a bit of a confusion here. initial police reports were saying that these were 15 militants who commandeered vehicles outside of grozny, and then moves into the city and confronts the police of a roadblock. we saw dramatic images with the publics house where the gunmen fled, and they left fire burning through the night. militants entered the town, and
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the police denied this. they said we're basically looking for ten and 11 men. >> he had little to say about chechnya, but he had plenty to say about the u.s. trying to dismantle russia. we haven't heard him talk like that for a long time. >> no, dismantle russia like yugoslavia was dismantled. hwe need, he said, to gain superiority over our forces. no one will gain superiority over our troops, and he accused of the u.s. imposing a new iron curtain around russia. he said, look, do not confuse the fact that we're allowing the
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ruble to float--sometimes they are, sometimes it's forced--we fight off speculation and maintain the value of the ruble. he said, we need to put in special measures for poor people because there will be an increase in cost of medicines and basic food prices. these people need to be protected. he had a words of reassurances to small businesses. he said that taxes would not be increased in the small-business sector for another four years. he made another plea. russia has got to stop enforcing technology. it has to develop it's own technology. that's a reaction of the sanctions of depriving russia of urgently needed technology of searching for oil in the arctic. he said this is much needed in
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the fall of the ruble. >> the ruble continues to fall even as putin speaks. russia is threatened with recession and international sanctions biting hard. this is peter ease report. >> reporter: this is one of the largest outdoor skating rinks in the world, certainly the largest in europe. with the russian economy now on thin ice this looks like it will be the last big-ticket purchase in some time as the country slides in recession, signs of financial hardship are difficult to find. this bank closed down a few days ago quickly followed by the car dealership. and empty show rooms only last week filled with ferraris an porsches. back in january it cost 33
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rubles to buy a dollar. today it is trading 54 rubles to the dollar. the decision by the central bank to allow the ruble to float earlier this month was dramatically reversed. costing $700 million in currency reserves in one day. in moscow the holiday season is just getting under way, but it's failing to give people much encouragement about the future. >> everything becomes more expensive. we don't know what is ahead. but we have a feeling there is nothing good. >> if president putin shares their concerns he has so far kept his misgivings to himself. when he delivers his annual address to parliament on thursday, that may no longer be
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possible. >> there is a lot of fear amongst ordinary russians that putin would react with extreme measures for survival. and the tension in the atmosphere. >> there is no doubt that people are getting worried. they know in the short term it oh could get a lot worse. president putin addresses parliament on thursday. what people are looking for is a message of reassurance and comfort. this is a message that president obama might find hard to deliver. peter sharp, al jazeera, moscow. >> let's go to other news now. there is confirmation that isil has established training camps in libya. that's according to the head of the u.s. africa command who said that russia is monitoring activity there is.
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>> it is mainly about people coming in for training and logistics support right now for training sites. that's what we see right now. the numbers are around a couple hunt. again, we don't have a specific or precise assessment right now. >> some of the money will go to kurdish peshmerga forces. video has purged showing peshmerga shooting an capture isil fighter. just warning you may find parts of the next report upsetting. >> reporter: in the battle south of kirkuk. they should take him prisoner. but instead what follows is described a war crime.
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they showed that he is still alive. the one on the right open fires. the others follow suit. another sees body being pulled around. >> at peshmerga we're always trying to operate under international law and protect the lives of soldiers. >> we challenge this saying that peshmerga has been filmed killing captured soldiers. >> that's also true. what often happens is they ask us to help them, the or they approach us in regular clothes and then they detonate themselves. >> isil are ready to blow
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themselves up killing everybody close by. peshmerga cannot take chances. >> this is how close the fighters are to the peshmerga forward position. but this constant flow of people going from kirkuk back to their homes make fighters here jumpy. >> peshmerga don't know if they're isil supervisors. one man said that all is well, but when we shut off the camera, he said there is no life isi under isil. >> the yemen faction of al-qaeda threatened to excuse an u.s. journalist taken hostage
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more than a year ago. luke somers was ki kidnapped in 2013. an al-qaeda video said that a recent mission has failed. and said that the u.n. journalist would be killed within three days and said unspecifie unless unspecified demands were met. an african american man has been killed by police in new york city. a grand jury has decided the police will not be indicted. >> is eric garner's final minutes. suspected of selling single cigarettes on the streets, a crime in new york, he was wrestled to the ground. the police say that garner was never in distress, but the video
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shows that it is not true. he gave these cries several times and then he holds still. chokeholds have been banned by the new york police department since 1993, but they're not illegal. garner's family gives condemnation. >> he is someone who is righ right. my husband's death will not be in vain. as long as i have the fight to fight it, i will. thank you. >> a grand jury did not indict the police officer who killed mike brown in ferguson, missouri, as well. demonstrations were scattered, live, and disruptive. president obama spoke after the judgment was announced. he insists this is not a black
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problem or white problem but an american problem. >> i'm not interested in talk. i'm interested in action. i'm absolutely committed as president of the united states of making sure that we have a country in the core principle under law. >> prosecutors will conduct an independent, thorough, fair, and expeditious investigation. in addition to forming our own investigative work, another department will be looking into the investigation. >> the president has called for more funding for body cameras.
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many feel that a camera may not be enough to bring the police to trial. >> africa's oldest leader tightens his grip on his party amid accusations that rivals are trying to push him from the job. >> behind sh me is the orion spacecraft. it will launch in the next few hours. >> and why they may face seven more years in prison if they break another law. >> mugabe spoke and is expected
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to remove his vice president and promote a justice vice president. and let's go to the meeting. we've seen a dramatic rise. >> some analysts say they are role could be short term. we expect her to be placed as leader of the women's league, a very powerful organization here. married to the president, she feels she can say what she wants to say.
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people are watching what her rise to power to be. after her position with the women's league, what will be next for her. >> any idea what she's up to? >> well, she's not here. that sends a very strong message. people are saying what is her strategy going to be. at this congress he will appoint deputy, and the way the country works whoever is deputy of the party becomes deputy president of the country. it will be after these people are appointed, there will be cab inspect reshovel. she has two fates. she could be quiet, or make a comeback. and both is possible in zimbab
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zimbabwe. she could rally and bring out her supporters. people are waiting to see what her next plan will be, what her next move will be. she has denied allegations to anisate muga--assassinate mugabe. he says that he has evidence. >> well, thank you. keep updating us as you get more details of what going on. now in the case of the kenyan president could be on the verge of collapse. prosecutors have been given a week to decide whether or not they have enough evidence to bring kenyatta to trial. they say that not enough evidence has given to them and
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witnesses are resigning. ebola in west africa, the number is still rising. the president insists it is still open to visitors. >> reporter: workers at an ebola treatment center get ready to street their patients. this part of the liberian capitol is a high-risk center for the disease. here everyone suffering from ebola is given a special diet. >> you have patients who can't swallow. you have patients with sore throw, very little appetite. based on the condition of the patient each one would need a different diet. >> reporter: just over 40% of all people diagnosed with ebola in liberia has died for it.
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the patients in place here patients have been here for several weeks. but in sierra leone the number of patients are still rising. they gave an upbeat cement of the situation. >> people of sierra leone must emerge from ebola much much stronger. >> the government stressed that the country should not be defined by the ebola experience. >> we are still safe here fighting ebola. the course for us is to isolate ebola and not to isolate the rest of the incident. >> the international efforts to find a cure or treatment is being stepped up. teams across the globe are
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looking into anti-viral drugs. while others ask how to use the blood of survivors as a potential therapy. >> these treatments will work, but we have to can check if the human body can tolerate them. >> as things stand more than 17,000 people have contracted ebola in this outa break, and the rate of infection is still rising in places. dominick kane, al jazeera. >> another typhoon is thundering towards the philippines. >> meteorologist: that's right. the most powerful storm of the year so far, we do expect it to make landfall sometime through the weekend, one of the greater uncertainties is its exact
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location. this will certainly cause widespread damage, jane. >> how does this compare to the typhoon that we saw last year, haiyan, any similarities? hard to imagine that it can be as that? >> no, i suspect it won't be as that. interest is a possibility for this storm to follow a similar track, so that gives some concern. the waters were a teach warmer, significantly warmer, and that helped to feet the super typhoon that made it's way, and we talked about the winds to be at a greater intensity than we have this one. so hopefully it won't be as bad. we're talking about the storm search won't be quite as devastating, but still this is going to cause a few problems. >> what else is happening in the world of weather. >> let's take a look at the
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location. you can see the clearly defined eye on it. it says a well-organized storm making it's way west direction. we expect to see sustained winds of 290 kilometers at the moment. it does compare at the moment in terms of what we saw last year with haiyan. the center currently shows the storm will head up, but we do have a number of models that suggests that the storm will make a westerlily direction into central philippines. notice that the wind is not as intense, but we're looking at a lot of heavy rain as the storm makes its way along that particular path. the strongest winds will be in the northern flank of the storm. that will inevitably cause devastation over a greater area.
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we are looking at very heavy rain coming through friday into saturday probably making landfall late. and some parts could see as much as 300 to 500 millimeters of rain. >> we'll talk more about weather. the world's meteorological organization said that 2014 is on track to be the hottest year ever. the wmo said that if it continues to go up for the next month it will beat all previous records. the secretary general said that the new figures confirm there has been no pause in global warming. he said it's an important message for delegates at the u.s. climate change. >> the years 2001-2010 were warmer than the previous
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decades, which were warmer than the 80's. which were warmer than the 70's. the increase is not slowing down. it's actually accelerating. that's very worrying news because it means that if no action is taken it will be more and more difficult to stay under the target of 2 degrees globally. >> among the delegates in lima are representatives of indigenous groups who are often among the most vulnerable. two women call for justice in the death of their husbands who were leading by gangs who were
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cutting logging. there have been calls against these gangs who increasingly use logging for drug smuggling. >> we need to expel people who are from prisons and other log traffickers. >> until yesterday when it received up to 10-centimeters of rain following a storm. >> a powerful pacific storm slammed drought-stricken california drenching some areas with over 10-centimeters of rain. parts of marin county from deluged. a sinkhole opened up while cars were su submerged in san jose and streets flooded in san francisco. in los angeles homes in areas
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prone for mudslides are under mandatory evacuation orders. >> you it will take more than one big storm to reduce the drought. the reservoirs are at record lows and officials are begging californians to save water. al jazeera, san francisco. >> a spacecraft will launch from florida in the next few hours. it is targeted as the first step of deep space exploration. we have reports from the kennedy space center. >> it may not look as futuristic as the now retired space shutting, but it holds the key to nasa's future. orion is the first spacecraft for humans in more than a generation, it's test flight is
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marked as an event. they say it's a return to the glory days of space flight. >> i hope this is reminiscent for people who are hold enough to know of the shuttle. >> the unmanned mission will head into deep space and/or bit 14 tier than the international space station. the capsule's shield will be super heated before orion flashes down in the pacific ocean, readings in a engineers will receive from the sensors on board. it's first mission is basically a stress test, but it represents a hugely ambitious program by nasa. it's opened that orion will take passengers to eventually the planet mars. in the past few months two major
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accidents in the commercial space section has brought questions of safety and viability. nasa'nasa it dependent on them. >> it worries you in the back of the mind, and it would serve everyone to redouble their efforts on safety. the land missions are not expected to launch for nor 15 years, but these test flights bring us that much closer to a new frontier. >> stay with us. still to come this hour killed defending two girls. the funeral of the german woman who stood up to violence. motorsports governing body
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release its investigation into what caused the formula one driver to crash. those details coming up with jo in sports.
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>> hello, here are the headlin headlines. russia's president vladimir putin has accused the west of trying to dismantle russia. he used his annual state message to say that he would not allow
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the west to dismantle russia. president putin's popularity in russia is having brought stability to chechnya. there were two wars from 1994 to yo 196, and then from 2004-2009. we go to a political analyst who joins me now from moscow. let's start off with chechnya often being used as a political pawn for vladimir putin. what do you make of this timing of this attack? who is benefiting from it?
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>> of course it's a surprise, his message from the state address. and if you look at the big picture you will see that the neighboring muslim russia, a lot less secure. if you look at the number of people killed, chechnya is almost an island of stability. and the north caucuses, which has seen a lot of violence in the last ten years. mostly in the areas boarding chechnya. >> i was interested in hearing how he spoke about the rest of the world or some place trying to dismantle russia. what do you think the point of that statement was?
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>> well, i think it was a wise move on his part to start speaking about the sanctions against russia in the beginning of his speech. that's what everyone expects him to talk about, not only russians but people all over the world. and you know, he was very critical of the united states and european union towards russia. he said that the border of containment never ended. i'm quoting what he said, and i think he'll strike a chord with russian listeners. after president obama named russia as one of the dangerous neighbors, he said that russia was even more dangerous than isis in syria and iraq.
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so after that it's not very difficult to present russia as a w besieged fortress. to be inside of a besieged fores fortress and not know it is futile. >> there has been massive capital exiting the country, yet his popularity is on the rise. how does that work? >> most of the damage was done by the falling oil prices. i'm afraid these falling oil prices may have the same affect as oil-producing countries. also people in russia were very bolstered by their reunification
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with crimea. the other important fact is that they're terrified about what is going none ukraine. russians are very sympathetic with the plight of people in southeast and ukraine. when putin promised he would not allow the same development in russia, that strikes a chord with his listeners. >> it's good to talk with you. thank you. syrian president bashar al-assad has told a news magazine that we are running the ground battle against isil, and we have noticed to change. especially with turkey providing direct support. he also said that a captain does not think about death or life.
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he thinks about saving his ship. if he thinks about sinking, h he will not come out alive. >> you know t captain, my captain, of course, has found someone to talk to, and it's very natural after all the stylistic fashion magazine, maybe because his wife has connections to that magazine. >> they have a soft spot for france, that is for sure. he had something to say. and that is the following: turkey is to blame, and turkey needs stop supporting terrorism. two, and this is fascinating. he said the 1,000 airstrikes are not helpful.
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syria changed it's institutio constitution for the young bashar al-assad to become president, and he ran his country to the ground in order to stay president. >> he's hoping that people will forget that. he's saying that the strategy is not working. what position is he in at the moment to be making these kinds of comments? what do you think he ultimately want to gain from it? >> i will say it with a straight face, this is not a joke. he is the captain of the titanic. he is the captain who is manning a ship that is speeding towards an iceberg. he has been bringing syria down for two years. everyone understands that the dictatorship in syria is responsible for the death of
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200,000 people. he explicitly reproduced a war on terror, and he himself is to blame for what is going on. of course he has to put the blame on the turks, the united states, as well as isis. meaning that they have been carrying on much of the terror attacks in the east of the country. to have been so irresponsible,, it's not sound at all. the biggest part of the period so far falls on his own soldie soldiers. >> thanks. >> thank you. >> afghanistan is on the stand. the governor relies on foreign donors for two-thirds of its national budget. this year has been the bloodiest for civilians and security forces sips the war began more than a decade ago.
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simon mcgregor wood is waiting for arrival to the conference, simon, what are we expecting? >> well, we're expecting the president to afghanistan, the new president to afghan after his party to pitch how they plan to run afghanistan in the future. they're joined here at lancaster house, this is the 12 support for it by the way. they will try to convince the international community that afghan and it's future as a pliable state is a good fit. he was talking about political reform. he talked about corruption. he talked about how he has developed the economy, and what he's going to be doing with afghan's dealing with security
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next year. this year they continue the training mission. security will be a big question all at the time when the international donor community is getting tired of afghanistan, the amount of money going in is falling all the time, and that is a major concern. this is a chance nor the afghanistans to try and convince the international. community to stick with it as it goes into 2015 on a it's own in terms of security. they desperately need the help of the initial community, that's what we'll try to do here. >> let's go down to the cap to tool. >> it was an incredible time. once you hear people say "stay here," as we heard about simon
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talking about this new government. it's been a hell of a struggle to bring this government together. there were disputed elections in april and then in june and, and it wasn't until september when the u.s. and y.'s were able to smash the reforge together. what's on their ahead is reform, in terms of corruption, in terms of building. we've. looking how difficult it is to get that aid working here on the ground, and getting help for the heap of afghanistan. here and here is our report. >> the men set in the sun to stay warm because there is no word toker to build in their makeshift homes 37 the families have lived here for cycle years. they've flood the fighting and hey say they get virtually no
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response. >> we had one can of cookiccal per film. she think tha has been sick. and there isn't enough medicine. . >> if they go to the government, they don't even have what they had before, and where do they get this money from? >> there are thousands of people living here predominantly from southern afghanistan. there is no electricity. there is no water. there are no schools. it's very obvious that pledges and donations from the international community has made very little, if any difference to their lives. >> it would be prong could say that there would be no improvements over afghanistan in the last two years.
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in 2007 few had access to health wear within a few hours walk from their home. now it's been raised to 57%. and 2002 girls education was virtually non-existent. now girls are in school. this power plant was scheduled to open in 2009, but the government can't afford the fuel to power it. even if they could ordinary afghans would not be able to forward the bills. as for the majority the foreign
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troops lead, there have been 11 attacks in kabul alone in the past two weeks. more money is expected to be placed in london. history has taught he's people, that that money will make very different difference if their lives. the big question now is how the afghan government and the afghan military are going to cool with what seems to be a resurgence attack by the taliban. we were reporting 11 attacks in kabul. a lot of those attacks focused on foreign argentinas. foreign agos. now the taliban says that they now have approved papers with
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attacks against groups across the country. >> thanks. hundreds of mourners in germany have paid tribute to a local mourner. this woman was killed for trying to protect two teenage girls who were being harassed. >> they call her a good samaritan, champion of the weak, a woman who dared to stand up against violence. tugce decide opposite her 24th birthday after two weeks in a coma. during that time and since her death on friday she has become front page news of trying to protect two girls at a mcdonald's after she her their screams. >> she's very brave and we demand a stop to violence. >> reporter: an 18-year-old male
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is being held. she struck hethey struck her, and she struck her head when she fell and stayed in a coma. >> now her aunt and uncle remember a woman who was strong-minded and fearless a model in life and in death. >> my children say that we will be like sister tugce. as their mother i'm proud of them, and i'm proud of tugce for showing real courage. >> one leading up in said that
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she will not have died in vain if germans notice that immigrants, too, want to change the society for the better. >> we'll tell what you is new about this 150-year-old dinosa dinosaur. and in sport the draw of the african cup of nations has thrown up some intriguing matchups. we have those with yeovil tow with jo next. blank
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losing or gaining heat is a
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question. >> what is your favorite thing in the museum? >> dinosaur. >> what about you? >> dinosaur. >> they all love the dinosaurs. >> they do. well in sports, sports men and women who match fix in new zealand will soon face long prison senses a new law that will come in 11 days time will make match fixing a form of deception and offenders could see seven month years in jail. new zealand is giving police increased power before the world cup in february and the under 20 world cup in may. authorities say that match fixes is the number one threat to the integrity, value, and growth of sport. we go to the international center for sports security.
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stuart, it seems surprising that match fixing now is illegal. were there already such laws in place? >> yes, it is leading the way. for so long out there. they put together legislation with prosecution, and the fact that you can lock somebody up and give police the powers to lock them up. the only way this was going to be done is the government putting in legislation. and by new zealand doing this they are now going to lead agencies to put people in jail. >> will this apply only to cases of match fixing in new zealand or will new zealanders who match
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fix abroad be subject to punishment? >> it's only going to be legislated in new zealand. there will be the federation bodies, betting industries and law enforcement, the model they are presenting could be adopted into australia, and easily into europe with the rule of law could be put in to place very quickly. >> we know that we've heard about lou vincent's case where he admitted to match fixing, but how much of a problem is it in new zealand, and how widespread is it internationally? >> the sporting industry is a $650 billion industry, and
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organized crime and influstration into this market is so widespread that sports have been in jeopardy for quite a long time, and government was the only way that this was ever going to be solved. >> that is stuart page joining us from the international center for sports industry. thank you for speaking with al jazeera. we're now just a month' from the biggest football tournament in africa. and africa has been handed a tough draw for the competition. the 16 teams put into four groups ahead of the equatorial ne new guinea. this is how they will line up. 2012 champions zambia will play cape verde. and four-time champions ghana stand out in group c, which
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looks to be the toughest, and ivory coast, cameroon guinea and mali will make up group d. >> i think ghana is a contender if they come out of this group. and if they can come out of that group they have what it takes. i feel that cameroon can be a contender as well as we look at what they have done with this cameroon team after the world cup where they looked really terrible, and did not play very well in brazil. they have been able to move away from that and empowered players, and there are a lot of young talented and excited players. and it showed at the top of the group that are dr congo, sierra leone. >> chelsea extended their 4-year unbeaten record against
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tottenham, they came in to the match in good form, but all but over at halftime. after the interval remy grabbed a third and chelsea would stay six points clear at the top of the table. charles bianchi was driving too fast when he crashed that's from the reports. the fia reviewed panels saying that bianchi did not slow sufficiently despite the warning flags. that's all the sport for now. >> thank you so much. that's the end of this bulletin. but we have another half hour of news for pup thank you very much for watching.
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>> vladimir putin accuses the wt of seeking to dismantle russia and says he won't allow it.