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>> hello, and welcome to the news hour. syrian refugees are top priority. >> kenya's secret hit squads undercover police admit to killing radical muslims without trial, and al jazeera exclusive. plus protests in india's capitol
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and a ban for taxi booking service uber over allegations that a woman was raped bay cab driver. and bracing for the storm, typhoon weakens in the philippines but still forces millions in manila to take cover. >> hello, the united nations is appealing for at least $16.4 billion, that's to deal with humanitarian crisis worldwide in the coming year. they say they're facing an unprecedented level of snead globally, with people being forced to flee from their countries. we go to james bays at the united nations with more of what is being said. james? >> they're asking for $16.4 billion. now last year the amount was $12.9 billion. that's a 21% increase in the
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need perhaps referring to what it was a decade ago in 2004, just $3 billion. it has gone up in the last decade, some 600%. why? because of the unprecedented series of global crisis we're seeing. the priorities is syria, south sudan, iraq and the central african republic. they required 70% of the funding required. afghanistan, somalia, the democratic republic of congo with displaced populations and a trend that's growing. >> each year we ask our donors for more and more funding for our appeal. but as needs rise, response must
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be a determined collective effort through 2015 to close the growing gap between needs and resources. >> one of the problems they have is that when they ask for their money for this year, they never got it all. they will be trying to appeal to international donors on that problem of syria, which is the biggest country in need. there are 12 million people in need of a humanitarian assistance inside syria and more than 3 million refugees around the region. there will be a special conference of that coming up in the next couple of weeks in berlin. but the pledging meeting in the last couple of years has a happened in kuwait is not going to happen in kuwait. kuwait is not offered to host that meeting. which is when all the countries of the world pledge their money towards that syria part of this global humanitarian appeal.
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>> james bays our democratic editor reporting. thank you. well, syria and iran have condemned sunday's israeli airstrikes calling them an act of aggression. the syrian foreign minister is taking part of a two-day conference on violence and extremism. the iranian foreign minister said that israeli airstrikes on the syrian army are only helping else. >> as we said these attacks on the morale of terrorist groups that have under grow undergone strikes in iraq. >> israeli jets bombed the targeted damascus on sunday. israel has refused to confirm or
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deny the attacks. israel has been accused of carrying out airstrikes on syrian on seven separate occasions since the war began there in 2011. and the latest, as we're mentioning, were on sunday near the capitol. in march syrian mash positions were targeted in response to an attack on israeli soldiers in the occupied golan heights. in november of last year a syrian air base in the province latakia was attacked. we have more reports on these israeli airstrikes. israel, not confirming or denying, but domestically little doubt that they i, indeed, did happen. >> reporter: that's right. the israelis not saying very
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much. we haven't heard anything publicly from the israeli military or the israeli government. however, speaking to public radio here the israeli intelligence minister alluded very strongly to israel's involvement in these airstrikes. he said that it was israel's policy to allow sophisticated weapons to fall in the hands of israel's enemy. it's been widely reported that these housing arms effectively, which were destined in hezbollah. in lebanon hezbollah is a fierce enemy of israel, and that is perhaps the most we will ever hear from the israelis about whether or not they were involved in this airstrikes. whatever the case, as you point out, there has been criticism of
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benjamin netanyahu. it is likely that lawmakers will vote to dissolve parliament and we'll see an election here in march of next year. whatever the case, though, most military analysts say these took weeks in planning whatever the case we've been hearing that many governments, including the syrian government and now teheran criticizing israel for those airstrikes. >> on top of those airstrikes, syria asking to impose sanctions on israel. any response from israel? does that worry them at all? >> i think at this stage, no. as we were saying a bitterlyier there have been a number of strikes carried out by israel in
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syria since this civil war there began. most of them starting aroun around 2013. it would appear that there is some sort of a pattern, especially when it involves targeting arms, which again some have suggested would be for hezbollah in neighboring lebanon. whatever the case at this stage it does not seem that the israelis are too concerned about the syrian call for u.s. sanctions or rather international sanctions. >> thank you very much for that update. reporting from west jerusalem. here in the al jazeera news hour six detainees released from guantanamo start new lives in uruguay. and how mismanagement is making a bad economic situation even worse. coming up in sport we'll hear from the man in charge of the olympics and his plans for the future of the games.
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>> but first for the first time kenya's counter terrorism police have admitted to taking part of extra judicial killings. well, the kenyan government's assassination program is said to target so-called muslim radicals with knowledge of other countries including britain. we have this exclusive report. >> this is the body of one of 21 suspected radical muslims allegedly gunned down by kenya's police since 2012. he predicted his death when i met him last year. >> i am the one being terrorized. my life is the one in danger. >> al jazeera peace investigative unit spoke exclusively to the hit men
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involved in the extra judicial killings. we agreed to conceal their identities. >> britain and america have provided millions of dollars of counterterrorism training and equipment to kenya's police. they claim western intelligence agencies now about the killing because they provide some of the intelligence in reports obtained by al jazeera. >> do you think that the british know that you're carrying out
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these attacks. >> the head of the international bar association says that the interview provide prima faciey evidence that the government is complicit in the killings and could face charges. >> if there are individuals who are found not just training, but found to be directing, supervising, targeting individuals who in turn would be targeted in a killing, there is a criminal responsibility. >> the british foreign office said that it was aware of the allegations of extra judicial killings in kenya but rejected any involvement. al jazeera, nairobi. >> you can watch that entire exclusive report. al jazeera investigates inside
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kenya's death squads online and on air from monday, december 8. >> india's capitol has banned the taxi service uber. uber has given it's reaction to the allegations. in a statement their ceo said what happened over the weekend in new delhi is horrific. we'll do everything to bring this perpetrator to justice and help the victim and her family through recovery. we'll work with the government to establish current background checks currently absent in their licensing programs. the case has created angry protests. new delhi. >> the latest case of a rape by
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a cab driver in new delhi highlights issues that india has been struggling with issues of rape, women's rights, safety. we should clarify that uber is a global transportation system that operates in india by a web or mobile application system essentially facilitating transportation between drivers and their cars and passengers who require their services. what is really key in this case is we're seeing it go forward is the idea that this is an issue that millions of working women across india have been struggling to deal with, getting to and from home every day, getting around some of the world's biggest cities, and again their feeling of the stress and certainly the challenges of these very simple tasks. >> we depend on crowds, but such
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incidents taking place in delhi . >> the inclusion would be to insure good measures. security measures. >> what is particularly important and perhaps a great deal of disappointment in delhi and across the country, this case comes to light in the second anniversary of the gang rape of a medical student again in the capitol. that generated global headlines and put the spotlight back on these crucial issues of gender equality and safety that india is being really struggling to deal with. those issues are now back in the spotlight, and the questions come to go light now of how much has changed two years on and what needs to be done. >> the courts in the netherlands has upheld a ban on uber.
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the dutch transport federation said that abandoner is working outside of the law using unlicensed taxi drivers. the company could be fined $120,000 if it continues to operate in the country. uber has also faced legal action in germany for breaking taxi rules. how to avoid a new threat in greece's finances is at the top of the agenda in brussels. at the end of year $290 billion will have been loaned to greece, but there is a dispute over greece's budget. the lenders think that greece is being too optimistic. there is a budget gap between what greece thinks it needs and what the lenders do. so despite it's efforts greece
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still facing an uphill battle to balance it's budget. one of the reasons for that is rampant corruption. as we have reports from athens. >> reporter: the old athens airport has been billed as europe's biggest development. it was just recently sold for over $1 billion. but greece's biggest body of architects and surveyors say that the land is worth three times that much. >> unfortunately, it has not behaved in a way that protect the public interest. it has not accounted for its costs, and neither the funds nor the government has answered these questions. >> reporter: greece is being forced to sell its lucrative public assets to pay back it's $400 billion bailout debt. land is it's abundant resource,
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so how it's valued is critical. the country is stuck at the bottom of the bottom of the european union in transparency rankings, and many people have come to believe that this government simply lacks the will to step up the fight against corruption. earlier this year the government presented a bill that would have legalized thousands of properties that encroach on constitutionally protected shoreline, a public outcry forced the government's u-turn, but that has done little to dispel suspicions of catering to special interests. a law makes it possible for civil servants, bankers and companies to escape legal action, but he insists that the government should have done more to clean itself up. >> it's hypocritical for greece
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to be targeted as corrupt when it is clear that no one is fighting corruption. we should have companies open their records and we would know who is corrupt in greece and it would be exposed. >> many tax payers here don't feel the supervisors has brought them greater justice. >> let's go over to john in athens. in listening to your report, john, it just shows that greece is facing real challenges when it comes to balancing the budget. >> reporter: that's right. if you look at the last review by greece's overseers. one of the biggest concerns is that there has not been enough progress to produce more jobs
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and produce more experts. that means it would be more competitive and be selling things to the rest of the world. one reason why that has not happened is that companies here are under financed. the banking system currently owns approximately $90 billion of non-performing loans. this is one of the biggest concerns to greece's lenders. they say that banks need to write down those loans. this means they put them on the market. if they don't want them, they sell them for what they can get. banks have not yet done this because those loans would probably go for roughly 30% of what they were originally worth when the banks sold those loans. banks want their books to look healthier than that, so they're holding on to loans in hopes that market conditions will improve, and they'll one day be able to sell those loans for a better price. while they're doing that they have to hold a great deal of
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cash in their covers because there is a great deal of uncertainty about how unhealthy the banking tem is. that means that the company is not going to th towards new loans. companies may not survive much longer because they don't have access to liquidity and loans. >> and what is happen until brussels, will it give greece more time, then? >> well, the greeks would like not to have an extension of supervision period from the european union. this is supposed to be the end of the european program on december 31st. greece is meant to carry on and supervision from the international monitory fund for another 18 months. and that's something that greece would like to graduate from sooner than scheduled. the reason it's political the greeks have paid a great price in terms of the insult added to
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the injury of the recession losing sovereignty over their own economy. maybe this government may head into an early election next spring it would like to go into that election without a memory rumemorandum hanging over its head. it would like to be able to say we're doing much better. let us off, please. >> john, thank you. reporting from athens. now six former detainees from guantanamo bay detention center are starting their new lives in uruguay. the four syrians and t to t tunisian are now free men. >> reporter: uruguay is so far from the six men's homes which for now they cannot return to. but it's also a long way from
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guantanamo. that to me is what counts. they've been treated at two hospitals before their resettlement program begins. >> he's hopeful now that he's out and free with proper medical care here in uruguay he can get better and rebuild his life. >> uruguay is providing the men with education, housing and will help them to find work. for now they're just relieved to be free with a burning desire to be reunited with their families. their futures are uncertained, and the uruguayan authorities are doing all they can to help these men rebuild their lives a long way from home. the invitation was a personal one from uruguay's president, himself, a former prisoner, and outspoken on human rights, especially guantanamo. >> that's not a present. it's a kidnapping den. prison needs some kind of law, some kind of prosecutor. the decision of a judge, whoever that might be, a minimum reference to the law.
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that place has none of that. >> reporter: guantanamo detention camp opened in 2002 to detain so-called terror suspects in the wake of the september 11th attacks. according to the human rights group reprieve the u.s. acknowledged holding 779 people at the camp to date. most of them were never charged. six years after president obama pledged to close the facility there are still 136 inmates, 67 of whom are cleared for release. but the u.s. authorities say think can't send them home because of security concerns. or their home countries are unwilling to take them back. >> when you talk about a prisoner in guantanamo and their future, they raise an eyebrow and say they have no future. i'm happy to say that that's what i'm here to talk to them about. i'll go in and see them and talk about what he wants to do. >> reporter: when president obama signed the executive order to close the camp many thought
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it would take months but not years. but it has proved to be arduous. the others who are facing charges or deemed to be too dangerous to be set free that really stand in the way of the closure of guantanamo bay prison. al jazeera, uruguay. >> now china has sentenced eight people to death for their roles in two knife and bomb attacks in xinjang. in april, a bomb at a train station killed three and injured 79. energy the philippines people in the low-lying areas spend the night in temporary shelters to escape the storm surge. the storm has been down graded
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to a tropical storm. scott hidler found one family who was able to return to see the damage. khritiana's house has been repeatedly damaged over the years it no longer has a front door. she usually brings her baby jesus with her to the shelter, but this time she left it behind to protect her house. >> the only thing i can do is pray that it helps to keep us healthy. it's important that you don't fall ill when you're already poor. >> the ocean is a lot more calm now than it was when the typhoon came through this area on sunday. now the people in this low-lying
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community sought shelter at a government building 200 meters down the road. over here this is where christ christiana lives. and it's essentially a squatter's village built over reclaimed swampland. inside her house it's hard to tell what is the damage from this storm or previous storms but what is certain is there is more water hundred dollars the house. her husband died four years ago. her six-year-old grandson lives with her. he wants to be an engineer. >> of course our dream is for him to finish school. if he finishes college he can start earning money. >> with each passing typhoon season it's becoming more difficult for her to keep a roof over her family's head. scott hidler, philippines. >> here on the al jazeera news
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hour still to come we have strikes inside syria as damascus calls for u.n. sanctions. plus. after being banned for six years al jazeera is now allowed to report about papua again. we take a look at its longest-lasting conflict. >> and golf details coming up.
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>> a conflict that started 100 year ago, some say, never ended... revealing... untold stories of the valor... >> they opened fire on the english officers... >> sacrifice... >> i order you to die... >> and ultimate betrayal...
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drawing lines in the sand that would shape the middle east and frame the conflict today >> world war one: through arab eyes continues episode three: the new middle east on al jazeera america >> you here at the al jazeera news hour we have breaking news from egypt. we're getting reports according to local media that the german embassy is suspending it's services in cairo. the german embassy is suspending it's services december 11th. the canadian embassy has closed monday citing security
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conditions, and the australian embassy issued a warning to any of its citizens traveling to egypt. the latest news we're getting is that the germany embassy is closing starting december 11th. al jazeera continues to demand the release of its three journalists who have been held in prison for 349 days. mohamed fahmy, bader mohammed, and peter greste are appealing against their convictions. in iraq isil has continued to launch attacks including suicide-bombings to take back the refinery. here are the reports.
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>> iraq's oil fields remain a battle ground. an isil suicide-bomber detonated the humvee packed with explosives. another flash point in the fighting. the battle began before dawn. it lasted for more than a day. peshmerga commanders say that 25 isil fighters were killed. it's not known how many of the kurdish fighters died. these isil fighters were believed to be iraqi. the peshmerga say the robe around this man's ankles was an attempt by his comrade to pull him to safety after he was wounded.
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kirkuk is hugely important. >> we have intelligence reports that the enemy was intending to launch an offensive on kirkuk city. they were aiming for a weak spot to storm the city and declare the islamic state of kirkuk just like mosul. >> reporter: for almost a century kirkuk has been disput ed territory. the kurds view it as the capitol of an eventual independent state. in june, after the iraqi army melted away after isil advanced in this region, kurdish forces moved in, and there they've stayed. in the past few days the peshmerga have reinforced defenses sending more fighters to the shifting front line. commanders say as muc long as they live and breathe isil will
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not seize kirkuk or it's oil. in the last month forces have taken back a lot of territory seized by isil in june, but isil is picking its battles. it needs infrastructure to forify its self-declared islamic state the group is expected to continue suicide attacks to retake key oil installations around northern and central iraq. >> in syria dozens of soldiers have been injured after opposition fighters attacked the government headquarters in aleppo. they reportedly bombed a tunnel in a build close to aleppo and then took on soldiers in a gunfight. heavy shell has been heard in the old neighborhood. we've been telling you about airstrikes inside syria. we'll talk more about those had with our middle east analysts, joseph is joining us here in
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studio, good to have you with us. syria and iran coming out of condemning these israeli airstrikes inside syria, could there have been a threat of retaliation considering also according to the syrian observatory for human rights, several hezbollah fighters have been killed in the attack. >> these israelis have attacked the syrian position several times before. this is nothing new. they presumably attacked hezbollah arms transfers from the syrian army or iranian forces stationed in syria to hezbollah. we don't know the details, obviously, but it is impossible to think about the kind of complaint that syria wants to put to the united nations when it has systematically ignored past united nations' resolutio resolutions. for them now to go to the united nations and seek redress i think is beyond the pale.
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>> this is an attack on the country's sovereignty. >> right, technically speaking syria is entitled to put its grievance to the security council, but the security council is composed of members presumably like countries are members of the united nations to obey or follow the rules of the united nations. if in the past syria has not followed those recommendations i think it would be very difficult for security council members to take into account syria's grievances. >> why would this happen right now? as you're saying, it's not the first time. we saw it in 2013 several times. why not can you? ga. >> because the israelis have some kind of intelligence, trying to show that there are transfers of weapons that will change the balance on the ground. the opposition forces are week. the syrian army has gained a great deal of strength and has
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inroads. this may be a cat and mouse game. the perpetuation of the conflict is something that the israelis benefit from. and they'll continue to do this if they perceive there are these kinds of transfers. >> let me ask you this because the u.n. has now confirmed in a report that documents, strong ties between israel and some groups that are fighting inside syria, how many coordination in your opinion is there? >> presumably there is a lot more than is visitable. the israelis have provided a great deal of assistance from the opposition, mostly medical, trying to look after injured soldiers that have fallen on the battlefield but some military assistance as well. directly and indirectly. the israelis have a presence on the ground inside syria. something that has been going on two or three years now. we don't know the details, it's
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hush-hush, and they're behaving in ways that are not unusual at all because their presence in syria are long standing. >> when you're saying opposition who are you referring to exactly? >> i should say the opposition because there are so many of them. the syrian council is the most likely candidate. isil or daesh is not going to go. they're not going to necessarily cooperate with the israelis, but other opposition groups and there are so many now in syria, presumbly have some kind of contact with the israelis. i would not be surprised by that at all. >> joseph, thank you very much. joseph joining us here in studio. well, meanwhile qatar is saying it won't continue its mediation efforts to rescue kidnapped lebanese soldiers. 40 soldiers were abducted, four
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have been executed and seven released. >> now the lebanon piec lebanese government has held emergency mete meetings to decide how they can move forward. religious leaders have volunteered a proposal that they can go ahead with mediation efforts but the government in lebanon have not made public how they plan to continue efforts in the release of these hostages. it is a very fragile coalition of a broad spectrum of political system in lebanon's political landscape. you have two groupings of this coalition government. when ever you consider those groups are, in fact, together in a government it's clear that the fragile government will come
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under increasing pressure as the war in prison continues to affect politics inside lebanon. >> several people have been wounded by roadside bombs in the yemeni capital of sanaa. the houthies have become the main political force in yemen since they captured the capital of sanaa. they also detained a group of students, teachers and parents. demanding the release of fellow students and teachers detained by houthies. we have the details. >> reporter: students chanted, civil rule, no military government. they carried signs saying we need to learn but we can't because militias are on our campus. the university of sanaa has become a classroom of civil disobedience. students have taken to the streets on an almost daily basis since shia houthi fighters have
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taken over the capitol as well as other provinces in yemen. >> reporter: the students say that the houthies need to be purged from the university. their anger is fueled by the fact that the houthies have repeatedly detained students. >> their presence is not legitimate. only the administrative bodies have the right to follow the educational process. we also managed to drag the university to the square of sectarian and political conflicts. >> reporter: but that's exactly what happened. the houthis are accused of taking over educational institutions in sanaa and other provinces as well. members of the houthies say they stepped in to protect educational facilities after the government failed to do so. >> we do not interview with university affairs. we help our colleagues protect the university. it is our national responsibility as citizens of this beloved nation.
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>> reporter: just who should be in charge of safeguarding yemenis continue to be a bitter and often violent fight. on the front lines are students, who helped give birth to the 2011 revolution and continue to push their hope for a democrati democratic government. >> reporter: well, there have been more protests in the u.s. against police killings of unarmed black men in california. protesters march from berkeley to oakland. the largely peaceful protest turned violent. some demonstrators looted nearby stores and police fired tear gas. eight people were arrested there. al jazeera has gained access to home of one of the world's forgotten conflicts. we have reports from papua's provincial capitol.
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>> officially they are indonesians, but many don't feel that way. papuans feel like foreigners in their own land. >> we are all poor. the government invites in all the big department stores but they're killing our livelihood. >> reporter: popwa in an agreement in the independence until today. foreign media get rare access to papua. we're only allowed to report with government escorts. >> reporter: many interests are at stake in this area full of natural resources.
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>> reporter: church leaders are trying desperately to bring all parties together. >> if the government and papuans aiming for independence can meet and discuss the reason for the independent struggle i'm sure we can find a solution in. for these students it's difficult to trust the government due to alleged human rights abuses. they say one of them was tortured by police during a protest in april. >> we want to talk about our history, about how our land was grabbed by indonesian republic. that is the route cause of the public. indonesia does not want to discuss this issue, there will be no peace in papua. >> reporter: the government so far refuses to discuss papua's history.
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by developing it's economy, it is hoped that there will be resolve. >> for us the integration is final because of the most tangible of the u.n. has approved it. what is most important is that papuans start to trust the government. an >> for many trying to get by it's not so much the political future that matters, their hope is on the indonesia's new president to improve their lives and give them the same rights as any other indonesia. >> coming up after the break find out why lebron james, who is keeping a close eye on his rivals in new york.
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>> broadband technology will transfer bat da much tran data much faster. >> reporter: art and technology in one. the smart reshapes itself to environment, and in it case the change in light. >> imagine you can change it
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with a big structure that will open and close pending on weather conditions. that woul would be something of fluid design. >> the focus is frequently on big business, the companies that make telecommunications around the world possible. a number of young innovators have been invited to give a platform to share their vision. from this bio. which uses living plants as sensors to this orb for clearing landmines. new technology can shape the future. that future might just start like this. a dutch project shows how plastic cups can be transformed into other objected by the 3d printer. >> that's what the 3d printer is
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used for. to make new product force something that you're doing on site. you're using local waste for local means. >> an algae farm that cleans water, generates oxygen and provides food. and the big companies attending are interested. curious to see how artists and innovators are using technology. >> not only to use it, but to think how it could be used in other ways. this kind of thinking, this is what artists and people in general, it's this capacity that they have, and this is why we're presenting them, and why they should inspire artists to do the same. >> reporter: the world's first robot designed around human anatomy using tendons and musc muscles instea to move. >> it doesn't mean that we have to stick to what nature has
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done. we're engineers. we can use other things and materials, but it's a great source of inspiration. >> using artificial intelligence, a learning technology that many say will shape the way that we will communicate in the future. but for now he learns how to move, he's also a fast learner when it comes to knowing what to say and when. >> al jazeera, doha. >> now time for all the sports news. >> thanks. the man in charge of the olympics say the huge reforms he's hoping to push through are needed if the games are to stay relevant. he is hoping to get 40 proposals approved. one key change voted in is to designed to make the bidding and hosting process more affordable. it will allow some events to be held outside of the host city or even the host country. >> today it is decision day.
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it's the day when after debate of more than one year and with great participation we can change from discussion mode to decision mode. >> well, the upcoming 2022 winter games under lie the need for change. sweden, poland, ukraine all dropped out of the bidding process due to the cost involv involved. beijing is the unlikely winner to win hosting rights. the venue is set is to be used. now th now australian cricket
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hughes' service has been canceled. hughes has been named the team's 13th man. >> it means going out, and i think mentally we've had a few training sessions. the vibe is good. everybody is keen to get out and pray some cricket. that's our goal. i guess we'll wait and see when we get out there how we'll feel. >> manchester united play southampton later on this monday with a lot of focus on the clubs' two coaches.
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they worked together a decade ago, and their relationship has been frosty ever since. >> i don't think that it's important. we play southampton, and i think we have to speak about southampton. >> australia's training coach said that his team could "k" win the upcoming asian cup, and they talk up the team's chances. . >> we want to be winner. nothing has really changed. everything we've done in interim has been about building a squad of players who to be fair to them are giving some really
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tough challenges in the last 12 months. a lot of them you'll see on that list are only just getting in to their teams in terms of caps. >> in in nba, lebron james was in town with cleveland playing brooklyn on monday. he would have been pretty impressed with what he saw, especially the performance of lamarcu lamarcus aldrich. final score, 103-99 to portland. tiger woods says he still feels positive about his golf game despite finishing last in his comeback event. he has been out of action for four months. he said he has been feeling strong and pain free, but triple bogeys like this did not help his cause. he finished tied for last in
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florida in the event that he himself organizes. >> well, i think if i stay the course that i'm on right now, that i'll physically be able to do what i want to do. that's the biggest difference. i. hadn't been able to practice and dedicate myself as much as i used to just because my body just wasn't there. my practice sessions were so limited. >> we have more sport coming up. >> we'll see you later on. thank you very much. senegal is traditionally a male-dominated society, but two women there are challenging the stereotypes and opened a car workshop. the first in the country to be run entirely by females. they say the woman's touch is good for business. we have reports from the capital of dakar. >> they are sisters, and business partners.
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together they opened what they described the first car repair shop in senegal operated by women. they specialize in luxury vehicles. there are plenty of older models in need of repair. >> there are lots of car garbages in dakar, but few are reliable. we're certified mechanics, and there aren't that many in town. >> they have reglets it is irrelevant that they are women. i want the job to be done properly and quickly. >> all of the cars here are brought in from europe or north america. finding parts is difficult. so when it comes to fixing cars the sisters can't just replace what's broken. they have to meant the broken part. that takes quite a lot of skill. >> they attended this technical school. students are trained specifically to deal with engine
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problems found in west africa. >> girls do much better than boys on this course, but there aren't enough of them taking up this training. >> here in senegal women are expected to bear children. few are encouraged to work let alone try to start their own business. the sister's father, the imam of one of the city's biggest mosques say times are changing. >> it's our religious duty as parents to ensure that they follow the right path you. >> we'll be back with a full bulletin of news straight ahead.
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