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> announcer: this is al jazeera. good to have you alone aring i'm david foster, and you're watching the al jazeera newshour. this is a taste of what we have in the next 60 minutes. there are thousands the the funeral of a palestinian cabinet minister who died after a confrontation with israeli troops. taking the tight -- fight to lebanon, the army battling i.s.i.l. and other groups in the country hong kong - police clear the last big protest camps,
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arresting those that refuse to believe. >> i'm jonah hull in northern italy, where for a small village the slow march of time has caught up with high-speed internet well, we'll take you first to ramallah in the occupied west bank, just getting under way the the funeral of a palestinian cabinet minister who died after a confrontation with israeli forces about this time yesterday. ziab abu ein, claiming to be a peaceful acts visit. he was with others planting olive trees on ground in an or which he and others said was being marked for israeli settlement expansion.
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shortly after giving interviews to people about why he as there, ziab abu ein collapsed. it appeared he had a heart attack, although the palestinian authorities after an autopsy carried out by two jordanian doctors with an israeli, medic present, a witness, say he had died because he inhaled tear gas, and because he was not given prompt medical treatment. the israelis simply saying yes, he had a pre-existing medical condition, and that he had a heart attack. thousands of people there marching towards the presidential palace, we understand, carrying with them the coffin of the cabinet minister, and the palestinian president mahmoud abbas - well, we have seen him already. we don't see him in that
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picture. but he is at the funeral procession. the palestinians having said that they would suspend all cooperation with israel because of the death of the cabinet minister. the israelis themselves saying there will be a full investigation into the events. let's go our correspond imtiaz tyab there in ramallah, and the size of the crowd is extraordinary. >> t in fact, i'm just going to pan my camera, just so you can see the tail end of my crowd. it was initially led by the palestinian president, mahmoud abbas, following the coffin of ziab abu ein. as you can see, the last of those who attended this funeral, this funeral that had all the honours. they had religious leaders of
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all faith as well. really it just underscores this face that ziab abu ein occupies within the palestinian psyche, if you will. he is seen as a man of the people. he was not a politician that went to protests or went to events for a photo op. he was there from the beginning and was there until the end. he was seen as someone who up until his last breath was involved in the popular resistance movement of the israeli occupation. his death, no doubt shocked and saddened many people, but angered a lot of people as well. >> imtiaz tyab, i was going to ask you the circumstances surrounding the death and the conflicting close mortem accounts, but while we waited for a connection to be established i've relaid that to our viewers. my question now is not the circumstances surrounding his
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death, but what follows, and the decision to withdraw any security cooperation with israel - what does that mean? >> well, that is one option that is on the table. we understand that the palestinian leadership have discussed a number of options. in fact, in their words, all options are on the table. now, of course, one of their response, if you will, to the death, which has been described by the palestinian president mahmoud abbas as murder of xi ab abu ein, or killing, which is the word used by the prime minister of xi ab abu ein, that they have many avenues that they could follow. one is suspending security cooperation between israelis and palestinians, cooperation that existed for 20 years now, but i think what we are hearing now is the general sense of what the
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palestinian leadership will do. is speed up a motion or a movement, if you will, that they have been putting in place, which is approach the u.s. security council with the resolution that sets a timeline for the end of the israeli occupation. this is something that has been discussed for many months now. the palestinian president mahmoud abbas has not been clear about when he was going to do this. it's clear he couldn't find the support for it on the u.n. security council. but given the circumstances, that one of his ministers in his words has been murdered by israelis at that event, that they will push forward for this. again, the palestinians have not publicly said how they'll respond. as we have been saying, all option, in their words, are on the table. >> three days of mourning - what is that going to entail? >> well, quite frankly, businesses will be closed. really what i think we can expect to see is protests.
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we have already seen some protests in cities like hebron, and some protests near the columbia checkpoint. mostly isolated at this stage. we have not seen huge numbers, but the fact of the matter is that we are expecting to see some sort of movement on the streets. now, as a result we also understand that the israeli security apparatus has increased security, particularly along the security fence or the security wall as it were. we also understand that there has been increased security by many check posts as well. so the israelis bracing themselves for more protests, but as we have been saying right now, at this very moment, just at the end of the funeral, an awful lot of sadness as people grieve the loss. >> we'll leave it there now, i want to go back to the pictures we were showing a moment ago, and explain these are the
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pictures taken shortly before ziab abu ein's death. he was explaining why they were there, they wanted to plant olive trees it was said. those that listened to him speaking said he appeared short of breath, and shortly after this he collapsed and died before being able to reach hospital. and this is ramallah, the occupied west bank, the funeral taking place of the cabinet minister. and three days of mourning in the palestinian territories for that. moving on, the lebanese army has been fighting the islamic state of iraq and levant and syria's al qaeda branch al nusra front for months. there's an active front line in the north-east where the groups control along the lebanon border with syria. zeina khodr reports from where
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the army imposed strict security measures. >> reporter: the lebanese army is at war. a few months ago syrian troops tried to take over the north-east town. since then arsal is a military zone. military is guarding the area. it's angering the residents, they say they are under sieged, they are being punished for supporting the syria opposition and giving shelter to refugees. >> translation: the army is not allowing everyone to go in and out. you are treated as suspects. they detain us for nothing. they lay siege to the town. >> there's an active front line, the islamic state of iraq and levant, and al qaeda affiliated groups like al nusra control arsal's outskirts, which lie between lebanon and syria. from there they have repeatedly attacked the army. they have killed four of 29 soldiers they are holding hostage. >> the lebanese army says it's
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engage nonparole period an open-ended war with what it calls terrorists. military officials told us up to 1,500 fighters are based in the mountain ace region along lebanon's border with syria. it's nod an easy fight. it's a 60km fight that the army needs to defend, but it needs to convince the people that they are not the army. they are accused of being a tool of hezbollah, fighting alongside of the syrian government. >> translation: the siege is destroying our lives. should we get rid of our lebanese ideas because we are not treated as citizens of the country. >> reporter: arsal is home to 100,000 syrian refugees, and the army detained some allegedly for being a security threat. >> they were successful in capturing 40 from the al nusra front from within the syrian camps, which was a threat in case they were mobilized, and in
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case they decided to create instabilities inside the lebanese territory. >> reporter: the military says the fight is about preventing armed groups from using arsal as a logistic space, to capture territory like in iraq and syria. like in those countries, lebanon has a sectarian divide. it is a dangerous one, when the institution that is supposed to hold the country together is seen by some, just part of the conflict. >> iraqi security forces say they have launched an offensive near the city of heat. the commander of the ministry of interior federal police minister was killed. that occupation is going on. a latest city to come under siege is balad, north of baghdad. many of the people there are finding life extremely hard. >> reporter: this is a strategic front in the fight against
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i.s.i.l. it's the outskirts of balad, a city near baghdad, near an air base. iraqi federal police fighting with shia militias built the barricades after i.s.i.l. rolled into northern iraq in june. police are firing back at i.s.i.l. gunmen in the fields and orchards. u.s. air strikes weakened i.s.i.l.'s ability to launch the attacks it did in the summer. here the group is using snipers and explosives to keep iraqi forces off balance. security officials told the city's 150,000 residents to stock up on food and fuel while the battle rages. >> translation: there is no work or jobs in balad now. life has almost stopped here all because of i.s.i.l. i'm baking bread to earn a living. >> reporter: sadr would rely on
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her two sons, a barber and a taxi drive. both are out of work. surrounded by fighting, with one way out of the city, most stayed in balad, but they are left with no jobs or money. this person took to fixing kerosene heaters to make a living. >> translation: the city has been under siege for more than five months already. there are no jobs, there is hardly electricity. we are running short of gas and kerosene oil for the heaters as winter approaches. >> he is recovering from a sha rap nel wound from shelling a few weeks ago. most of his children left the city. >> there's a lot of different fronts in the battle. one thing in common is iraqi forces fighting an unpredictable and adaptable enemy. iraq is asking the u.s. for more air strikes and heavily weapons, in many places it's the forces
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on the ground that will make the difference. still to come on the al jazeera newshour. under sanctions from the west, russia looks to india for business. we'll have the latest on vladimir putin's visit to new delhi, and the nuclear options. also indigenous people from all over south america head to peru's capital to demand action on climate change and why this man has been a long time coming for argentina's favourite football club. we're off to hong kong where we understand the police are arresting demonstrators, refusing to leave one of the main protest camps. let's go to sarah clarke on the streets, and it's quarter past six in the evening. it looks pretty empty. the police moved in and carried
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out their threat to forcibly remove those that don't go voluntarily. >> yes, they forcibly removed the remaining protesters taking part in a sit in ahead of me. this includes legislators that have been arrested. they were taken away one by one, put on a police bus and removed. we have seen the last lot of protesters who left this dome once it was declared illegal. when they left the details were taken, they were recorded by police and may be followed up and charged down the track. you may see that it looks more like a construction zone. 74 days of occupation have gone. everything has been removed. there are 2,000 or 3,000 police here, clearing the site. their deadline is they want it clear tonight. they want the road reopened by midnight. and the pace it's happening behind me, that will happen. >> is that it, is the protest
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over? >> well, the students have vowed to continue their acts of civil disobedience, but the key is getting public support. there has been a huge amount of support at the beginning. that has waned. some questioned the methods used and the ongoing occupation in the middle of hong kong. this is a multi-leaned highway. it's been choked for 2.5 months. people want the streets to return to normal. we did see a number of science from students, from people that will be back. there's a kilometre from here, cause way bay. that is occupied, and authorities are yet to say when the site will be opened, until they move in. >> thank you for now, sara. >> the russian president vladimir putin has been meeting the indian prime minister narendra modi in new delhi. now they are giving a joint
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press catholic church. we see vladimir putin making a statement there, about his hopes to boost economic ties with india, at a time of sanctions from the west because of event in eastern ukraine. we understand a crimean official is in new delhi to held business meetings as vladimir putin visits, and any bit of news we gather about specific deals is that there has been talks and signings on nuclear cooperation between the two counts ris. a senior fellow at the observer research foundation - how big a deal is it for india to have russia as an economic partner? >> well, in india the current mantra is development, development, development. and russia has been a very important strategic partner in many, many areas of the indian economy.
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not only in the military, industrial center. so if the russians are able to right themselves into this story of development, then i think their relationship would be on a good footing. >> is india more than happy to do deals with russia because it doesn't believe the sanctions against that country are correct or because it's pragmatic and is an economic friend. >> it's a little bit of both. one is indian official position, is that it does not - it does believe that russia has legitimate interest in ukraine. it also believes that the russian actions have been provoked, and it is not some kind of unilateral movement from russia. so in that sense, india is not going to go public with any
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criticism of russia or ukraine. am, of course there are some issues in which india would be deeply uncomfortable with. >> in terms of the practical side of things, tell me about the nuclear deal, the last, i believe, 20 years. >> yes, well, they've signed - they are signing, in fact, in the process of several framework agreements, one of them will be on civilian nuclear cooperation, and now that the united states has down all the heavy lifting and has removed sanctions for cooperation in this area, the russians seem to be the first off the block. and they already have signed a deal for two more reactors and if we are judged by president vladimir putin's interview, they are willing to offer india 24 more reactors. >> okay. we'll leave it there for now.
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thank you very much indeed for putting the talks and the delegation into perspective for us. thank you afghanistan, china, iran and a number of other countries are condemning the united states after the u.s. senate's report into c.i.a. torture. white house correspondent patty culhane has been gauging reaction among america's allies and critics. >> the world has had a chance to digest the 500 plus pages detailing the hoverers that 119 men went through at the hands of c.i.a. integrators of up to a week of not sleeping en'emas, forced water boarding. it was though techniques, the c.i.a. said, that led to the death of osama bin laden. the report says it didn't and accused c.i.a. officials of lying to the white house, congress and the american public. a chance former director michael haden denied.
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>> if everywhere on the planet used c.i.a. as the model, the treatment of detainees on earth would improve. >> world leaders disagreed. the president of afghanistan called for an investigation after the report said there was evidence the c.i.a. used water boarding at in the prison in afghanistan. >> translation: this is really painful. the report indicates that some of our country men who were tortured were totally incident. >> the former president of poland who allowed a secret site said this would hurt in the future. >> translation: the americans by publishing the report in large part lose their ability. every country will wonder to what extent it can be trusted that some operations sometimes on the verge of illegality, but crucial for security would be possible to implement. >> other reaction focused on the issue of human rights. from rain - torture is shameful.
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china - the u.s. should clean up its own backyard first. russia - a further stain on the u.s. legislation on site. no one was involved. >> there was a career federal prosecutor assigned to this case, and that this individual conducted an extensive inquiry. and upon looking at the facts in evidence, i decided not to pursue an indictment. >> reporter: that violates treaties the u.s. signed, but there's no way to worse the president to act. >> it took the obama administration to say they'll look forwards not back. torture equals gaol is no longer true. that's not the bush administration's fault. that's the obama administration's fault. few other countries would admit their mistakes publicly. for now, just doing that is
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enough. >> after a number of botched execution, the u.s. state of ohio put a moratorium on them in may. that end in jp, and state legislators are trying to pass a measure that keeps what happens in the death chamber a closely guarded secret in the republic. john hendren has more. >> it was father hummer's botched execution. he knew something was going wrong. >> he, after two minutes, began to gag audibly, and literally gag, and you could see his stomach begin to bloat. this was simple mons rouse as far as i was concerned, and it was contemptible. the lethal injection of dennis maguire lasted half an hour, it was the fourth botched execution. european drug makers refuse to supply the toxic cocktail used for executions.
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some doctors refuse to participate. >> ohio's executioners calm up with a plan - make the details of executions and participants secret. >> we are talking about the ultimate punishment is deserving of the most transparency, not the least. it's already a secretive process to begin with. what they are doing is saying more secrecy is the key here, not more transparency. >> reporter: legal analysts call it the most extreme execution measure. if ohio's governor signed it in a law, on february 11th, almost nothing about the state killing ronald phillips would be accessible to the public. not the drugs used, not who made them, not the identities of the doctors in the room. unlike laws and other states, ohio's law would bar the courts from knowing what happens in the
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execution chamber. politicians don't blame them. they say this is the only way to cabinet the drugs and medical staff a chance to end the lives. >> ladies and gentlemen, it meets the requirements of the attorney-general so it can be done in an efficient and humanitarian way. one of the chief sponsors agreed to talk about it. absolutely. >> minutes later, he said he had to rush to a meeting. father hummer says he knows why politicians have been doing this. >> by hiding the information from necessary parts, they are afraid someone might know what they are doing. that's - reeks to me of sort of secret society that i don't want
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to be part of. >> if the measure passes the law could become tied up in court battles as a long line of men continue to talk about the men's fate time in the newshour to get a look at the global weather with effer tonne. >> well, as you know there has been interruptions in the play of cricket. there has been heavy rain coming down across the south-eastern corner of the bay of bengal. this time of years monsoon. it's a long sea affect and has been fuelling heavy showers, also into eastern parts of india. we see heavily rain coming in here. in only 24 hours. back to sri lanka. on the western side of the country. it should be sheltered. column below has seen 19 inches of rain. plenty enough to cause disruption. certainly in the play in the
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cricket there. further showers going through friday. hopefully not quite as heavily as they have been recently. and they'll continue across central and southern parts of the india. besides something drier and brighting come in behind through the wind. >> thinks are improving for the philippines as well at the moment. you can see it the top of the screen. this area of cloud. what is the remnants of typhoon hagupit. weakening. causing no problems in terms of the wind. we could see as much as 200mm of rain over the next 24 hours. the sun never shines in everton's life. thank you. tribesman and women from all over south america. they have gone to lima in peru because that is where a united nations conference is taking on. nick clarke, our environmental
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editor went to meet some of them. >> reporter: offers. a goddess revered by the indigenous people by the andes gathered in lima to march at the protest. joining tribes across peru, bolivia and ecuador gathering to make a point. here in peru the government passed laws luring environmental standards. tribal people want more of a say on what's on their land. >> the people here do not trust the country's leaders. there's talk of double speak. the governments will be proindigenous on one hand and sanctioning the tribal lands on the other. >> reporter: from logging to oil extraction to mining.
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indigenous people say their lands are threatened in every direction. >> translation: life cannot be bought. here, we the indigenous people want to say yes to life, no to oil, no to cold, no to pollution. >> reporter: as the u.n. climate talks reached a last critical two days, there's a resident voice to be heard, the voice of people of these ancient lands. still to come - we'll tell you what drove brazil's president to tears. >> i'm charlie angela in london where scientists are developing a molecule that can be added to the food chain to curb appetite to stop the growing problems of obesity. >> we have the sport in 15-20 minutes. canada's hockey fans paying a tribute to one of the game's all-time greats.
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time to run through the global headlines this hour. thousands of palestinians are gathering for the funeral of a cabinet minister who died after an altercation with israeli troops on the west bank on wednesday. palestinian officials revealed conflicting acts about the death of ziad abu ein vladimir putin is in new delhi looking for economic opportunities at a time of sanctions in the west over a situation in eastern ukraine
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hong kong police are clearing a protest camp. several arrests have been made as officers move to an area that have seen demonstrations for the past two months the president of brazil broke down in tears after a report was released on human rights abuses occurring during military rules, detailing illegal arrests, torture, executions and forced disrespectses. amnesty prevent military commanders from being prosecuted. adam raney has more. >> reporter: for brazil's president dilma rousseff, the final report of her country's truth commission. according to the 3-volume report, the military regime that ruled from 1964 to 1985 committed crimes against humanity. the report carried a call for amnesty laws relating to the dictatorship to be revoked. dilma rousseff, a former guerilla torture was touched by
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the moment. >> translation: we who believe in the truth hope that this report contributes to ensuring that the ghost of the sad and painful past may no longer hide in the shadows of the silence. >> reporter: the truth commission was tasked with investigating abuses dating back as far as 1946. it took more than 2.5 years to complete. the commission held the armed forces and each of the presidents who ruled during the 2-decade dictatorship social for crimes committed by the regime. this woman was imprisoned, her brother killed. she sees the report's publication as a starting point, not an end. >> translation: the delivery of the report is historic and important step. we need to keep fighting. we can't stop if there's no punishment of the fine, an opening of the files, a transformation of the places in memorial of the resistance,
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memory centers. >> reporter: the armed forces did not commission the report, but former commanders refused to give testimony. an estimated 20,000 were torture often with electric shocks and chemmicals. 5,000 were killed or disappeared during military rule. in mexico the government is sending out federal police to areas overrun by violence. the largest violence going to guerra, where 43 students were kidnapped or lucia went on patrol with police forces. >> reporter: this is operation hotland, a region known as the hot bed of violence. in iguala 43 students were attacked by local police, and handed over to drug traffickers, and police force have been replaced by a better police
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force. the french and columbian trained officers seem highly motivated. they go house to house, even in the poorest villages. >> translation: if they see anything you need, you can count on that. rebuilding confidence in mexico's institutions is not that simple. here nobody wants to talk because we are afraid if you say something, they'll come and kill you. >> we trust no one, not each ourselves. >> reporter: after the identification of one of the 43 students, most assume the rest are dead. the new police commissioner tells us his mission it to find them. >> translation: now, as we speak, i have men in the mountains of guerrero looking for the students. they may have been taken by traffickers to work in the poppy
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fields. >> the next morning we find officers at the school trying to win the heart and minds of the locals. it's believed there's not enough for all of mexico. it's part of occupation hotland. the government had to call out armed forces. it is a less stellar legislation. >> reporter: the army's preps is discrete, mainly at roadblocks. people are wary, the institution has been tied to rights abuses. of 23 people in june. we don't know who to trust, to two protect us. >> after two months, this is the first day they have returned to sell flowers at the market. she says it's still keeping everyone else away. >> "time" magazine named a perp of the year, it's not one person, but everyone fighting ebola in africa.
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it celebrates the work of medical relief teams, doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers and burial teems. ebola killed 6,000 people, mostly from guinea, sierra leone and liberia. countries are being encouraged to create a vaccine. >> reporter: despite efforts to contain it, the ebola virus killed 6,000 people in north africa, some estimates putting that figure higher. the world health organisation says the situation has improved in some countries, but cautioned against complacency. back in september president obama announced resources to battle the virus, call it a global security. now the u.s. department of health and human services are offering drug companies immunity from prosecution, a move aimed
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at encouraging the development and availability of experimental vaccines. the agency issued a statement that reads: drug companies and scientists are racing to develop effective vaccines against the virus, and it's hoped this kind of legal protection will help to speed up the protest. similar dispensation has been given to drug companies in the past for development of childhood vaccines and have been welcomed. trials have begun in other parts of the world, including the u.k. and switzerland. the u.s. authorities are encouraging other nations to cover drug companies immunity. some experimental vaccines are successful and clinical trials are under way across the world. in the u.s. this kind of immunity is issued under certain circumstances, and will not be
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granted to other products. the end goal is to contain a virus that continues to threaten tens of thousands of people. any thought that three in every 10 italians never used the internet. italy has one of the lowest rates of internet access. but some villages are determined to get connected thanks to experimental technology. jonah hull explains. >> if you came to this ear, verrua savoia in it lay, you'd have found a country cut off by the world. all that changed and this is why a scientific experiment began using borrowed parts and band width bringing fast internet to this vast corner. and the nonprofit project has a government licence, so it can grow. >> we wanted to use this place
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as just not a lab, a living lab to test our agreement, our facilities, but we ended up with something that is such important to social venue, that we translated that into a social experiment. participating to the ownership and the distribution of the internet by themselves. >> broadband brought real change. property prices have rich, they say, and the trend of young business people and entrepreneurs fleeing the countryside is being reversed. >> translation: the fact is that young people now can have more of what they have in the cities, it's a good motivation to remain in the countryside. >> the internet touched the most sacred heart of the village. this 85-year-old uses google and facebook to keep in touch with his parishioners. >> it's not just important, it's
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very important because the village is very spread out. everywhere is far apart, and this connection is a force that links families toot. an astonishing 50% of rural italy is without an effective internet collection. the mountainous topography blocking. and small pockets seen as not profitable enough from the providers. the community based internet model is breathing new life into the countryside. that, in the end seems to be most people's idea of a good thing. as the levels continue to rise and people get fatter and fatter worldwide scientists in the u.k. are trying to reduce our app diets. we have a report on london from what could be a key ingredient.
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>> reporter: our expanding waist lines could be an economic problem, costing as much as smoking and war. according to the mckenzie global institute. 20" of the world is overweight. in 20 years it will be 50%. scientists are working on an ingredient to suppress the appetite, and it can be added in bread. after 20 weeks of eating it, parities pants noticed a slow down in food. >> if you can produce more of this in the gut, it leads to positive health outcomes. people wouldn't have to change the diet and lifestyle in any way. it will be added to what it normally could ate and hopes to have an effect on weight gain. >> the blood is tape and tested showing an increase in ormoans. >> this is where the molecule is
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mixed into the food. it's a white powder that doesn't smell of anything, but tastes a little sweet. and has taken scientists four years to get it to this statement. this is the kind of food product to put it in. fruit smoothies. eaten on a regular basis, it can curb how much we eat by 10 to 15% a day, enough to stop us become bees. >> reporter: is this the solution to everyone. chantelle is a coach, motivating others from reaching their goals. when she applied the technique to herself, she went from 180 to 80. but says the problem was not the large appetite. for me it's been your mind and mentally thinking about why you are eating. few of us eat because we are hungry. we just eat unconsciously. >> modern life has many of us
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reaching unconsciously for convenience foods, but experts say there's no single solution to the problem. >> these can stretch from first call measures, such as taxation to reformulating measures which are improving the quality of food, to weight loss measures, to drugs, pharmaceuticals. >> this research has food companies excited. it will be years before the molecule moves out of the lab and into our lies. after the break we go to a film festival for those that like the high life - literally in sport, the penalty miss that silenced a stadium at football's club world cup.
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a study revealed there could be 10 times more plastic in the world oceans that thought. data from 24 expeditions was recorded over six years. scientists went to all the world's oceans, concluding that more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic are circulating. the weight - 269,000 tonnes - moist of it tiny what, they call microplastic particles measuring less than 5mm, which can be eaten by fish, and then end up in the human food chain. >> let's talk to an ocean og raf fer who specializes in data
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puddling. i gather you are in new zealand. good to talk at this hour via skype. it must be a complicated job to do it. the obvious conclusion is we are polluting our oceans at a greater rate than many believed before now. >> yes, it's true. we are - this is a new field of research. we just started to, you know, measure the data over there, and out in the o. and this is something that, you know, it's new not to - new now to have a global estimate of plastics in the world. it is faster than what we thought. >> what is interesting to read in the report is that so little plastic is recycled. is that a way of changing this to have more and more used time and time again?
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>> it is definitely a way to recycle more plastic. we need to work on the source to somehow use less plastic as individuals, and tart a bit more -- target a bit more corporate responsibilities, plastic bottles and all the things. it is also responsibilities to deal with garbage. >> people may wonder how to spot tiny bits in oceans this vast. a lot congregates in gyres, i think. >> that's true. gyres is to say that the circulation, and the plaqustic accumulates - that's true. >> what is the aim by reporting this? >> sorry, say that again. >> what do you hope to achieve. you have a number of sources pulling this together from
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different parts of the world. what do you hope to do? >> raise awareness on the problem, and saying that it is a global problem. it doesn't concern only one country, it's a problem. basically, yes, trying to find a solution to work on the source, and, you know, the way we consume things. >> one of the real problems is that once it's there, it's there. it either is too small to pick up or it sinks, and the animals in the sea - well, they are the ones who suffer, and maybe us in the end as well. >> yes, it does. we do, definitely. little pieces of plastic is being eaten by little fishes that are eaten by little fishes. at the end of the day we eat the fish. it comes to our plate. you know, solution would be to - yes, clean it up. there has been different things coming out. the ocean clean-up. i think it is working on it first, and also, you know,
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trying to work on beach clean-ups and picking up trash everywhere in the world, yes. >> good message. thank you very much indeed. >> you're welcome. >> good to get your thoughts, even if it is on that subject. okay. andy's here and sport. >> thank you. 16 teams will go into the next round of european champion's league - they have been decided. manchester city are in there after a 2-0 win against roma. city failed to win the first four group but victories in rome see them in for the second straight season. >> i think that we trust in the work, after we beat bayern munich. that we'd have a lot of chance to qualify here. i'm very happy, first of all, because we won against a seeded
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team. >> reporter: barcelona finished. lionel messi and luis suarez giving them a 3-1 win. let's look at who will be in monday's draw. the top seeds are monaco, atletico madrid. bayern munich. bo russia dortmund, chelsea, porto and real madrid. arsenal is in there, basel. bayern, leverkusen, premier league winners manchester city, french paris saint germaine, and shakhtar and shall ki argentina river plate won the plate for the first time in their history. it's the second tier competition. close to oil goals giving them a 2-0 win over atletico of columbia. that saw them record a 3-1
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aggregate victory. could be a few days for those that have a chance to win the argentinian title. they can celebrate the first international title in 17 years. >> san lorenzo will be a representative at the club world cup. auckland city into the quarterfinals, after a 0-0 draw, beating home team maghreb on penalties in the play-off. the new zealand team silencing 40,000 fans in rab at. auckland play nigeria in the last i think. >> this is the biggest moment in my career, winning in front of 40,000 against you, and the penalty shoot out. and the club world cup. you can't get better than that, you know the n.f.l. put in place a new personal conduct policy,
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following the league's handling or mishandling of high profile cases of domestic abuse. baltimore ravens ray rice suspended for two games for domestic violence, later suspended indefinitely only for is to be overturned on appeal. adrian peterson from the minnesota vikings was suspended after pleading no contest to child abuse. the league has been accused of being too slow. the n.f.l. thou can do its own investigations those charged will be on paid leave. roger goodell will not be involved in the initial process, he'll play a role when it comes to appeals. >> everyone in the n.f.l. is accountable to tougher rules and better procedures. second, these high standard will be upheld through a rigorous process, one that is clear,
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formal, consistent and transparent. it include the new process or league investigations. the decision of an advisory group of experts. and a new disciplinary officer. >> reporter: captain veric colery lead by camp against australia, scoring a century as india applied to 517/7. colery hit on the headlight by mitchell johnson with the first mall he faced, this is the first match ouz -- australia played since the death of phil hughes. colley was fine. >> england 65-5, trailing by 150 runs. two wickets apiece for mitchell johnson and nathan lyn. >> n.b.a. - the bulls handed brooklyn a third-straight loss. the nets starting, leading by 11
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early on. chicago went in even at half time, leading the way for the bulls. after that the former mvp scoring 23 points as the bulls finished 105-80 winners. fifth in the east. >> freezing weather conditions couldn't stop hockey fans paying respects for an all-time great. wednesday saw the funeral of jean beliveau in montreal. he won 10 stanley cups with the montreal canadiens. jean beliveau dying last week aged 83 okay, that is how your sport is looking. i'll hand you back thank you. now, if you like the high life, this festival is for you. the kathmandu international mountain film festival is starting in nepal. 80 films about mountain sports, culture and others. we have been taking a look. >> reporter: it's international
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mountain day and the nepa lease capital is celebrating in a film festival. audiences can watch 18 fields representing 20 countries on mountain sport, culture and adventure. the director found many local submissions reflect nepal's turbulent history. >> one of the objectives is to stream and show films on cutting edge issues, of what is happening in contemporary nepalese society. there has been a lot of films made on the conflict. >> it's part of the international alliance for mountain films. 25,000 films came to watch films. >> reporter: this festival is the only festival in nature. it inspired many youngsters to
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make their own film. some have gone on to start their own schools. >> reporter: this man is one. after his debut film was screened. he quit his job as a public relations officer and established himself as a full tv time film-maker and runs once a pon a time for short-term films. >> translation: i think i express myself better through film than talking. we have all the gadgets, cameras and recorders. young film-makers need to focus more. >> reporter: this man won the prize in 2009. his films have been screened over the world. thanks to this popular festival, audiences can see how people in other countries deal with the challenges of living in the mountains. and that's it for me on the newshour team. bye-bye.
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