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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ welcome to the news hour, i'm live in our world headquarters here in doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes. jordan confirms one of its pilots has been captured after its plane was downed over syria. a fire fight between israeli forces and palestinians leaves one palestinian man dead. another police shooting in the u.s. and it happens in suburban missouri not far from the last incident.
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and as christians celebrate christmas around the world, we look at what is behind the exodus leaving the middle east. ♪ the jordanian army says one of its pilots has been captured by the islamic state of iraq and the levant after its fighter jet was shot down. the plane was downed during an air raid in syria. u.s. and coalition war planes have conducted hundreds of air strikes in syria and iraq since the cam bane against isil began. let's take a closer look at the assault from the air. the air forces of several countries have been bombing isil targets in syria. in neighboring iraq, several more countries have also joined
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u.s. air strikes. but since september '97% of the air strikes in syria have been carried out by the united states alone. we're joined live now from washington, d.c. mr. kemet, i guess one of the immediate questions here is what caused the plane to be shot down, and what it reveals about the weapons in isil's possession. >> first, i wouldn't necessarily suggest it was brought down by isil. it could have been pilot error, or equipment malfunction. this happens quite often. the pilots typically fly outside of the envelope of known anti-aircraft missiles. so it is not necessarily the case that it was brought down by isil themselves. >> nevertheless what does it tell us about their capabilities? there must be a scenario, given
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the location of the plane at the time, it was brought down over the isil strong hold, that they possibly were the cause of the crash? >> i think that's correct. there is a chance this could have happened. we have seen a significant number of syrian jets brought down by basically shoulder-fired surface to air missiles. and it could be that for whatever reason the pilot was outside of the envelope that would protect him from these short-ranged missiles. and based on what has happened to the syrian air force, or jordanians themselves, that is possible. >> is it likely to have an impact on the coalition in anyway? >> i don't think so. if you take a look at jordan, the king is a special operations soldier, his father flew
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aircraft has well. i think coming into the coalition, jordan fully understood one of their pilots could be brought down. >> what are piloted trained to do in this situation? >> first of all, the entire air force is trained to conduct search and rescue to try to pick up a pilot as soon as possible. clearly that didn't happen in this case. so now the pilot has to use his own personal training to either evade and scape, so now he is going to take the training that he has learned as a pilot to resist his captors has much as possible. >> mark kemet, in washington, d.c., thanks very much. kurdish forces in northern
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iraq are regaining some territory. they are trying to free a town near the syria border. peshmerga fighters say they are pushing to reach the center. last week they opened a corridor to help thousands from the minority yazidis community escape. but for some help came too late. as mohammed reports, the families fear some of their loved ones have been sold as sex slaves. >> reporter: whenever this family comes together, their discussion is dominated by their missing daughter. the 17-year-old was kidnapped by isil fighters when they attacked the village mere the sinjar mountains four months ago. the pain of loving her is unbearable for her family. >> translator: our village was the first to be attacked by isil, we defended ourselves until we ran out of ammunition.
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they then entered the village and started killing people. we fled. my daughter was one of those taken. >> reporter: he fears his young daughter has been sexually abused by isil fighters. in another tent, we met this family. their daughter was abducted by isil together with her four children. in all the extended family has had nine members kidnapped by isil. >> translator: we don't want anything else from the kurdish government, united nations or the international coalition. all we ask from them is to return our kidnapped relatives. >> reporter: with their towns and villages turned into [ inaudible ] life in camps like this one have become a reality for members of the yazidis community. every family here is struggling to cope with the loss of relatives who are either in
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captivity or been killed by the isil fighters. this man says they are traumatized. >> translator: some of the women here were raped and tortured. these people watched as their loved ones were killed or taken away. huge crimes have been committed against them. >> reporter: tired of a life of persecution, most of the yazidis in this camp say they have no desire to go home, even if their towns are retaken from isil. 38 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in southern bagdad. 13 iraqi soldiers are among the dead. the suicide bomber blew himself up outside of a military base where soldiers were queueing up to receive their salaries. more than 50 people were injured in the attack. israeli forces have killed a palestinian man along the gaza border.
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the israeli army says a routine patrol on their side of the border came under attack from snipers. the army says it unleashed fire. we are joined by a senior hamas representative. >> reporter: [ inaudible ] crossed the border [ inaudible ] there was [ inaudible ] for [ inaudible ] but the reaction [ inaudible ] was shooting against the palestinians causing the killing of the palestinians. this is the real situation. there was a reaction from the troops against the attack, and [ inaudible ] situation now is calm and [ inaudible ] and this way another [ inaudible ] an accident and it's over.
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a spokesmen from the israeli army joins us. could you tell us exactly where the israeli patrol was at the time of this shooting? or just before your team came under attack. >> good evening from jerusalem. indeed, around 11:00 this morning, an israeli patrol unprovoked was shot at by a palestinian sniper and we have a soldier that was severely wounded in this unprovoked attack. the patrol was on the israeli side of the border. we heard what he was saying, and it is a complete falsification of the situation. we in response immediately engaged terrorists on the gaza side that were involved and carried out the attack. this was an reality that was unacceptable, and we were
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carrying our out -- [ overlapping speakers ] >> you are saying categorically that your patrol was on the israeli side and that's where you were when the exchange of fire ensued. was there any attempt by your forces to cross the border? >> no this was a routine activity on the israeli side to uphold defense in order to protect our communities. israeli farmers on the israeli side of the border need to be able to live in peace and grow their produce, and this is what our troops were doing. they were maintaining the border to ensure that. >> there have been several fatal incidents now since the conflict in gaza over the summer, since the truce. can that peace agreement survive if this continues? do you feel it's only a matter
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of time before hostilities resume? >> so here is what we know. we certainly hope that the situation will return and be calm. but unfortunately, what we have seen over the recent weeks is increased rocket launching into the sea, which shows that hamas are trying to replenish their long-range capabilities. we have seen an increased action on behalf of hamas to try and carry out further -- >> and just a quick response from you, will you respond with air strikes -- >> we don't want -- >> right. you are going to respond with further air strikes if that continues? >> we responded specifically to the attack today. we are well within the boundaries of the directive of the government to protect the state of israel and the civilians in the south. we can't patrol a border and
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then come under lethal fire from hamas easterer to -- >> appreciate -- thanks very much for sharing your thoughts with us today. now the u.n. special envoy to libya says warring factions have agreed to hold a new round of peace talks next year. fighting among ryals continues as our correspondent reports. >> reporter: running battles in libya's second city of benghazi are intensifying. between forces loyal to the renegade general and rival fighters of the benghazi council. hectors war planes have bombed the city. and with heavy clashes reported in the center of the city. the u.n. special envoy has met members of libya's two rival governments over the last few days. >> translator: we will not allow the collapse of the state's
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institutions. we need the backing of the international community, but not to violate the libyan sovereignty. >> reporter: diplomats suggest that libyan rival groups have agreed in principle to attend peace talks. part of the plan is to announce a ceasefire, form a government of national unity, and disarm powerful militias. libya has had two governments and parliament's completing for legitimacy and control. in august former rebels known as the shield of libya, which backs the general national congress controlled the capitol, tripoli. and forced the internationally recognized new government and parliament to reteat to the east. but in the november the country's supreme court invalue lated the election of the parliament citing violations of libya's constitution. previous u.n. efforts to get
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peace talks started have failed. it is not clear if other powerful militias are invited to the new peace talks. some suggest without them the talks will fail. >> translator: the revolutionaries are an integral part in this situation. if they are excluded, it will complicate the situation. >> reporter: the political crisis, and the in-fighting have left many people dead. the u.n. says 120,000 people have been forced to leave their homes. plenty more still ahead on the news hour for you, including stopping the illegal weapons trade. a global treaty has come into place, but can it work. and the allies that cracked the code that changed the outwoman of world war ii in their favor. and in sport investigations
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into anti-doping by athletes in russia. ♪ now a cycle of violence is unfolding in northeastern india. the murders took place in two villages. police say the attacks were care rayed out by the national democratic fund of [ inaudible ]land. a group fighting for independence from india. there have now been revenge attacks. >> reporter: authorities had always feared that yesterday's attacks would escalate into tit-for-tat violence between the tribal community that was targeted yesterday, and the boro community. and it seems we are seeing that play out on the ground now. we're getting reports that members of the tribal community have targeted boro. they have killed some and burnt their homes as well on the side
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of the tribal community, they have suffered always a number of casualties during a protest against yesterday's attacks, it seems some have been shot in police fire as they clashed with security forces. now the police have blamed a break away faction of the national.c national -- democratic front, and they say it was in realation to an ongoing security situation. and now it seems that the boro rebels attacked specifically targeted the tribal communities because they were worried that they were working with security forces to give them information and intelligence on where the hideouts were. members of the tribe have struggled for independence from
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their homeland, but who are they? they lead an armed campaign since india's independence in 1947, but reached an agreement with the government in 2003. but the 2003 agreement didn't hold and violence returned as did demand for independence. there has been another fatal shooting of a black teenager in a suburb of the u.s. city of st. louis. a officer shot and killed antonio martin outside of a police station. hundreds have gathered at the scene to protest. >> we do not believe there was any shots fired from the suspect. the suspect was armed with a 9 millimeter high point. >> the killing is the latest in a b in of controversial and high-profile police killings. a white new york police officer killed a man in with a choke
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hold. in august a white police officer shot and killed a man in missouri. more protests erupted when the policemen were not indicted. here is the latest for us now from washington, d.c. and what has been the reaction to this latest shooting? >> reporter: well, the police in berkeley have released surveillance footage of this latest incident that they say backs up their account. that the dead youth raised his hands, and raised a gun at a police officer who approached two men at this petrol station. i have to say -- and you can see on the other side of the screen,
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it's very indistinct. the incident takes place at the top left-hand corner, and it's very difficult to see what is going on. it seems like martin points, but it's not clear if he is holding a gun. this was shot from multiple angles. we're wondering whether we're going to get more footage from the police. and the police officer in question had been issued a body camera. having said that, though, he had been issued a body camera, but wasn't wearing it at the time. there is also a dashboard camera, which wasn't working at the time of the incident. the police have been very quick to show they very been versus transparent. i guess the question is will we see all of the footage. we are expecting another press conference from st. louis any
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moment as well. >> this comes at a time of heightened tensions in the country. a great deal of anger about police brutality. this may well put more pressure on them to change their practices, the way they operate. >> well, that's been the big debate. there have been constant demonstrations around the country. sometimes involving thousands of people since august after the shooting of michael brown. the question is what can be done? this isn't necessarily about a few bad apples and simply putting body cameras on, it's about police policy that many protesters say needs to be changed. the institutionalization of the harassment of young black men which is leading to these sorts of incidents. young black men are killed at a rate 21 times higher than young
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white men by police. this isn't just about the racial component or a few bad apples. they say all of the policy needs to be taken a look at. >> thank you. prosecutors in the u.s. say an airport baggage handler was smuggling arms on to planes. fbi officials say the pair smuggled dozens of weapons, including an ak 47 from atlanta into new york. a treaty regulating a multi-billion dollars arms trade has come into effect. 130 countries have signed the treaty, but 70 of those haven't yet ratified it.
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it's believed around half a million people are killed each year with firearms. pakistan is one of the major weapon producers that has not signed this treaty. kamal has more now. >> reporter: not long ago, the tribals were openly walking around with weapons, but after a military offensive in the tribal areas, there is now restriction on movement of mobile tribals with weapons. however, the trade in weapons still flourishes. if you look around you will find the [ inaudible ] which were used by british soldiers during the first world war, it became a favorite with the tribals because of the fact that this could shoot a target at a very
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long-range. when the russians invaded afghanistan, we suddenly saw the ak 47 coming into the market for the first time. the deadly weapon reeked havoc, and the police forces had to change their old weapons in order to compete with the criminals. but over the years the influx of nato forces has always meant that now you can find weapons such as the m-16, and for the right money you can buy even rocket launchers although they will not be for display here in the markets. the military is conducting a major operation, and therefore, most of the tribal area [ inaudible ]. but we are here only because of the local hospitality of the tribes. martin butcher is a policy advisor focusing on arms and conflict. he says with the treaty now in effect, more information about
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the arms trade will become available. >> governments have to put regulations to comply with the treaty international law, which means that they need to have a good accounting for weapons that they hold in their territory. they need to have good control of arsenals. and then when weapons are shifted across international borders, that has to be done security and it has to be reported on, so for the first time for all of the countries that sign up to the treaty, and we have 130 countries signed up as of today, 60 have ratified, that means that we will have much more information about the arms trade and there will be a much greater obligation on governments to ensure that arms are held security and -- and transported security. so this should lead slowly but
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surely to a significant improvement in the situation. at least two people have been killed in a bomb attack in pakistan. it happened in a province where police say a bomb was placed outside a shop in the city. at least 14 have been injured. the dead lock among northern ireland's government is over. talks included disagreements concerning welfare reform, policing parades, and the flying of the united kingdom flag above government billings. george bush senior has been admitted to hospital in houston, texas. the 90-year-old spent nearly two months in the hospital another the end of 2012. a spokesman said he is under observation as a precaution. lots more still to come for you this hour, including . . .
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milking the rewards of diplom y diplomacy. i'm tania page reporting from income beeia, where dogs are being trained to protect herds from predators. and in sports there's fights and falls in one ice hockey game in canada. raul will have all of the details for us.
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fatal shooting of a black teen. police say the 18-year-old pointed a gun at the officer who shot him. the christian population in iraq is dwindling, more than half of the country's christians have been forced from their homes. the refugees are doing their best to celebrate christmas. but many fear the new year will be far worse for them. >> reporter: for children here the joy of christmas comes in very small packages. these children are from ancient christian towns in the north of iraq. the ornaments donated by a local charity. since the isil rampage began in june, more than half of iraq's 300,000 christians have been forced from their homes. the leader of the world's catholics worry they won't be going back. >> we are not supporting or
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encouraging people to leave, but also i think the situation has -- has changed. wherein there is a personal decision, a family decision to leave, we have to respect and we -- we don't have any right to tell them no, stay, because there is -- there is -- there is a -- a danger for them, and they don't have a -- a secure future. >> reporter: in the christian district of the kurdish capitol, erbil, the shops are full of candy canes and christmas trees, but there are few people with money. hundreds of families live in this unfinished mall. the children rely on charity for gifts and clothes, including shoes donated by kurdish peshmerga fighters. at this school in bagdad, like in most places, is almost no support from the government. the families here are fed by the
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church. every egg is precious. people are doing their best here to make it feel like christmas. some of them have written their christmas wishes and put them on this tree. one man hopes for a better future for his children. another for peace across iraq. but the biggest wish for the new year is that they will be able to go back to their homes. christmas celebrations in the occupied west bank city of bethlehem will be subdued this year. the war in gaza continuing unrest in occupied east jerusalem, and the recent death of a palestinian government official, has cast a shadow over festivities. the holiday also comes at a time when the christian population in bethlehem is shrinking. >> reporter: christmas has always been this man's favorite
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holiday, but celebrations have been quieter than usual. all of his children and grandchildren now live abroad. >> my son lives in the united states, and he is a canadian citizen. my son is in canada, and a canadian citizen. my daughter lives in dubai. >> reporter: after decades of israeli occupation, increasing restrictions on palestinian movements, and the construction of the celebration wall, not only have his children moved away, but many other christians have too. >> people are leaving. and you can't stop it. you can't argue about it. so we are trying to tell the world over, especially through christian churches, you need to support christians in the holy land. you need to provide for them. you need to give them the possibility of living in dignity. >> reporter: before the creation of israel in 1948, christians made up nearly '20% of the arab
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population in historic palestine. today they make up just 2% of palestinians living in occupied territories. every year thousands of christians come here to bethlehem to celebrate the birth of christ, but with increasing numbers of palestinian christians moving aboard, that has many religious leaders concerned. this father is a senior official at the church of the nativity. he tells me if the situation doesn't change, the birthplace of christ will eventually lose its palestinian congregation. >> translator: it is the responsibility of the church to keep christians living in the holy land. badge bethlehem without christians. all this church would be is a museum. the local community gives it meaning. without them all it is a stones. >> reporter: christmas festives in bethlehem will be subdued
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this year, after a year of violence, and church officials have decided to scale back celebrations. but that hasn't stopped people here from praying for a better future. fighting has broken out in bethlehem at a christian ceremony at --. this comes at a time when palestinian chris representation in bethlehem is quickly dwindling. a representative says she is optimistic that peter greste
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could be released soon from prison in egypt. >> i'm hopeful. i'm optimistic his appeal is listed for the first of january, so it would be very exciting if there were steps taken before them. peter greste has written a christmas letter from prison in cairo. here is what he had to say in his message: well, peter greste, mo, and baher mohamed have now been imprisoned in egypt for 361
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days. they were falsely accused and convicted of helping the outlawed muslim brotherhood. they are appealing against their convictions. china's environmental regulators say they are cracking down on pal looters. there has been increasing pub pick discontent this year as smog hit record levels. 190,000 businesses have been penalized in the past two years for violating environmental laws. when the asian tsunami hit thailand in 2004 it decimated popular tourest resorts. and now ten years on the tourists are finally starting to come back. veronica went to the resort town. >> reporter: ten years since they first met, these are friends for life. karen is a retired policewoman from london.
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this woman runs this bar and guest house in south thailand. the asian tsunami brought them together, and the tenth anniversary a chance to realize how far they have come. >> translator: we walked out and i saw so many dead people. i was very traumatized. one whole month after the tsunami i could not close my eyes because i only saw dead people. these snapshots show the devastation after the tsunami. of the thousands of who died here, nearly as many were foreign tourists as thai people. >> it has impacted on the entire world. and it was international. there were people in this area from every part of the world. so it -- it needed to be an international effort. >> translator: what we were most afraid of back then, was if
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there were no more tourists here, what would we do in >> reporter: well the tourists are back, and when you talk to people about the role of tourism in the recovery, it turns out that it's not just about dollars and cents, but also about the links between people that inspired them to help and support each other to win a hard-fought recovery. right after the tsunami there was literally nothing but a few trees left standing. but ten new hotels have opened this year alone. >> reporter: the tsunami damaged us badly. but we with fix our house and our mind, so we're not stuck in the past and we keep on living. >> here we are ten years later, people have traveled from all over the world to be here to get
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together again, and it's just beautiful. isn't it? >> reporter: undaunted and united they rebuilt even better than before. >> happy ending to a horrible story. >> yes. on thursday we'll bring you the story from indonesia where more than 170,000 people died in the asian tsunami. -- tornados have killed more than 10 people in the state of mississippi. the storms have knocked off power to nearly 10,000 homes. the namibian government's policies have lead to an
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increase in killings of livestock. tania page reports. >> reporter: the day starts early on the farm. he has to put the goats out to find food. his dogs don't look like they could ward off predators, but their bark scares aware attackers. they are part of the herd. >> translator: i'm very happy with my dogs. they do their job well. so far i haven't had any losses, but i used to have one or two goats killed a month. >> reporter: the dogs from the community are helping run the conservation park he lives in. another scheme used sheep dog to guard live shock. they bought a sheep dog for $100, but it died. so they came up with the solution to borrow the idea but use local dogs. these dogs are used to the harsh
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conditions here. farmers only pay $25 for them. it's been so successful that other communities where predators are killing livestock want to buy them too. >> [ inaudible ] because farmers [ inaudible ] if -- they are not losing [ inaudible ] why should they kill [ inaudible ] whatsoever. the overall goal of this dog is to minimize the conflict between the -- the farmers and the -- and the conservancy itself. >> reporter: so both the predators and livestock are safe for now, thanks to one community's determination and initiative. tania page, al jazeera. a film about code breakers in world war ii is bringing new visitors to england. the real life site of secret intelligence during the war. jessica baldwin went to visit the site.
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>> reporter: 70 years ago as world war ii was raging, this countryside an hour north of london, was a top secret beehive of activity. thousands of people intercepting telephone calls, translating german telegrams, breaking enemy code. so secretive it was almost erased from history is now a museum. and has now found popularity due to a film. the story of a mathematical genius who helped break the nazi code is nominated for five golden globes. visitors to the park can see a temporary exhibition about the making of the film including a replica of the code-making
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machine, and the pub. >> the film is hugely successful and giving viewers the flavor of the excitement. >> reporter: the huts used by clerks, linguists, mathematicians have been refurbished. at the height of the activity there were more than 10,000 people in and among these huts. two thirds of the workers were women. one of those is ruth born, she joined right out of school, and worked for two years out of great secrecy. >> it's a good thing, because maybe if we had known how exciting and valuable -- we were only 18 -- we might not have kept our traps shut. >> reporter: she said she wasn't allowed into hut 8.
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projections bring the war to life, and interactive exhibits explain techniques used. archive of a recruitment film gives visitors an idea of what was expected. the park today is busy gen. visitors learning about a viceal part of world war ii history, one so secret it was almost destroyed and forgotten forever. still ahead on al jazeera -- ♪ >> from a war zone to carnegie hall, we meet the syrian teenage refugee who has become a piano prodigy.
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♪ welcome back. the economic tide may soon be turning for cuba now that the white house says it will renew ties with the island. cuban farmers are hoping this will bring more money to tourist spots. >> reporter: the sun has barely risen off of the horizon, but on the rodriguez family farm they are already hard at work. being a farmer is difficult in cuba. he says the type of cows on the island produce less than half the milk of similar dairy cows in the united states, but he
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can't buy them because of the more than half entry embargo on the island. but it also has meant no access to fertilizer, farm equipment or tools. >> translator: here we have very little technology to develop our farmers. >> reporter: it means farmers are continually improvising to make it work. something he hopes changes now with the new renewed tied between the countries. >> now if we need pesticides, we'll have the power to ask for it. >> reporter: look around and you can see how much it might help. spending some time on this farm, and you get a sense of how stuck in time they really are. he is cutting sugar cane right now, but with no proper trucks or any way to transport it, they just load it into this. this is the same system they have been using for generations. the same system for over 100 years. but cuba being a socialist
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country, citizens cannot import goods. the government says it is meant to prevent anybody from having an unfair advantage, but the policy now might need to be rethought. >> translator: this agreement with the u.s. is significant, and an important leap forward, but i should clarify, the cuban government also needs to do their part. >> reporter: but for now at least some optimism prevails like with this family farmer who views a new relationship with the u.s. exactly like this. >> translator: you give me a piece of farm machine, and i'll give you beans. we can exchange business now. >> reporter: and down the road, at the rodriguez family farm, that's exactly what they want as well, expecting the benefits of the u.s. technology to reach the farms. let's get all of your sport now with raul.
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>> the world anti-doping agency as taken 3,000 samples from russian athletes following claims of widespread doping in the country. they launched an investigation following allegations from a german tv documentary. one claim was as much as 99% of russian athletes are doping. cricket australian all rounder shane watt season returned a day after being hit by a ball on the helmet. the blow came just weeks after teammate phillip hughes died after being hit by a ball in the head in a state match. but watson was back on wednesday ahead of the boxing day match. >> he was close to hughes and he was one of those guys that were on the field as well, so it brought back a bit of a memory for him.
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and he got back on the horse and trained again today which was fantastic. loui van hall says he is pleased with ferguson, but it also leads to the pressure. ferguson described him as a great coach who will do well. >> i'm very happy with that, because then you can work at a more easily way, but it's also a pressure, because he believes in you, and gave you also that pressure that you have to give results. and what i have said already it is not so easy to -- to win the premier league matches. >> british boxer has arrived in pakistan with a mission to help the country following last week's attack at a school. more than 140 people were killed most of them children.
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and he has pledged to form a rebuilding process. he has donated shorts he won which are reportedly worth nearly $50,000. >> i have traveled to pakistan despite security threats to prove that sport and education is the way forward. i'm willing to offer the government of pakistan my support, and the stakeholders, if they need any help, i'm here for them. i want to rebuild the damaged school, and help fight against terrorism. in the nba the phoenix suns are on a four-game winning streak. their latest victory was 124-150 win at home to the dallas mavericks. rondo is still adapting to his new team having joined dallas from boston last week. eric [ inaudible ] got a
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triple-double. let's have a quick look at tuesday's results: >> the new york rangers won their seventh game in a row over the washington capitals. rick nash took his tally to 22 for the season with 2 goals in this one. loui also netted twice. coming in on a 5 on 3 power play. it ended a 3-game winning run for the capitals.
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while the game between edmonton and arizona managed to stop for a fight, edmonton didn't put up much of a battle. the oilers were handed their eighth straight defeat. the oilers might have had the last laugh. now [ inaudible ] have returned to [ inaudible ] to begin the recovery process after their yacht ran aground on a reef. the 65-foot vessel hit the rocks more than three weeks ago. tearing a huge hole in the hull. the crew were forced to abandon her. had no communications environment. thankful they were picked up by a coast guard. they were in fifth place when the accident happened. >> the time line we're playing
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with right now, we're trying to get out of her tonight, though it's 24-hour minimum to get out to the reef. the -- once we get there, we obviously need a full site inspection, which will then dictate which way we go. and that is all of your sport for now. i'll be handing it back to you. >> raul thank you. a teenage refugee from syria will soon be performing -- at carnegie hall. to hear him mri, you wow thild he had been doing it for years. but this 16-year-old only started playing the piano 18 months ago. he came to the academics institute. his teachers were so impressed
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with him in his first class, they awarded him a scholarship. >> translator: students learn in ten year, he learned in one year. his skills have quickly brought him to national attention in turkey thanks to a personal intervention this month from the president, he and his family now have turkish citizenship, allowing him to travel and to enter several international musical competitions. >> translator: i represent turkey. i'm quite happy because i live here now. but i'm sad at the same time, because syria does give me such chances. >> reporter: at home he still plays the accordion, a reminder of his earlier life in syria, but now his sites are set on a different world. soon he will play at the carnegie hall in the u.s. he says he loves the music of
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russian composers, because he feels like he belongs to them. his teachers believe he is good enough to be in their company. dominic kane, al jazeera. do stay with us here on al jazeera. another full bulletin of news coming up in a few moment's time. ♪
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