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>> dlz announcer: this is al jazeera. hello, welcome to the newshour. we are here in doha and here is what is coming up in the next 60 minutes - dozens dead across parts of asia in heavy rains, landslides and flooding defending erbil. we report from a key front in northern iraq as coalition forces carry out for air strikes against i.s.i.l. pakistan intensifies its campaign against what it calls terror suspects after last
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week's school massacre. why rights campaigners are punished plus... >> we are working on a mechanism, kite power could supply a more efficient form of renewable energy. heavy rains across asia caused major flooding and landslide. 30 people have been killed. more than 200,000 have been displaced across three countries in thailand. 13 people have died there. the government has declared disaster zones in eight provinces in the south of the country. nearly 8,000 people have had to leave their homes. over in sri lanka, we know that four people have been killed so far by the flooding there. at least 10 people have died in a landslide triggered by days of heavy rains, and around 80,000
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have been displaced over the past week. take a look in malaysia, it's seen some of the worst flooding in decades, forcing more than 100,000 from their homes. victoria gaetan by has this report. >> people leave their homes in a hurry as water flows in. five ma'am asian states are sub -- malaysian states are submerged. days of rain turned roads into rivers. the government sent search and rescue teams to the badly affected areas. for some, it's too little too late. criticizing the government to be slow to respond, and failing to declare a state of emergency. the malaysian prime minister has cut short his holiday in the u.s. to deal with the emergency. he's been in hawaii, when the heavy rains began. he said in a statement:
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it's monsoon season in malaysia, this year's rains have been heavy. many places have been affected by the worst flooding in more than 40 years. rescue workers are struggling to reach some of the affected areas. for many the biggest worry is how to avoid the spread of disease. cases of typhoid fever, cholera and help tight as a -- help tight as a thrives. doctors say children and the elderly are at risk, and health appearance usually appear in flood-affected areas after 4-6 weeks. emergency officials monitoring the floods say it has not yet peaked. conditions will get worse, for those living out an ordeal on the crowned. >> well, let's speak to someone on the ground. we talk to the chamber of
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disaster management for the malaysian red crescent society. he is joining us to give us a sense of the scale of the flooding and what you have seen on the ground and what you are dealing with. >> yes, i would like to say to the people of malaysia in the northern states who are badly affected. i was there two days ago and noticed this could be one of the worst floods for the past 10 years. from my observation i found that the water was rising very fast, and within a matter of a few hours, the water rises up to
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the knee levels. i was made to understand that until last night a lot of these areas have been evicted with water. >> so we understand that there has been more than 100,000 people who have managed to be evacuated. can we give an estimate of how many have been evacuated. what happens to them. ? >> because of the severity of the flood, some of the problems were really unexpected. but fortunately we being in the area, we are very happy that we experience this.
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most people are quite aware of the things that they could do, and the situation like this. so i'm very quite impressed with the situation. in a situation like this, it is to satisfy everybody. but the problem is being handled very well by the national security council, and with the security council, and i must say here that the non-governmental are working hard to try to lose and are badly affected by the flood.
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>> thank you for speaking to us from kuala lumpur. we'll get more on what is in store for the weather this that region and other countries with al jazeera's meteorologist. >> it is a bad situation. it has been raining from day to day. heavy downpours. we are used to the rain. it's been heavy and steady. there's more in the forecast in the next few days. i really don't have good news. you can see from the satellite huge swathes of clouds pushing across the peninsula. it is making its away east to west, pushing out of the region, and heading to the bay of bengal. heavy rain, more wet weather to come over the next couple of days. look at the circulation coming in out of the philippines. there could be a tropical storm developing. that is bad news. see how the winds are swirling away. and the heavy rain making its
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way across the south china sea to southern parts of thailand. we'vy downpours for sunday. more through monday. it stays very, very unsettled. the wetter weather making its way from east to west. we see huge amounts of rain fall, 138mm in malaysia in 24 hours, 55mm of rain again in a similar time frame. it extends across the area into a good part of the southern areas of the bay of bengal, and further flooding along sri lanka. >> all right, thank you for that update. the u.s. led coalition against i.s.i.l. has been carrying out more air strikes against northern iraq. the latest air strikes happened. >> kurdish peshmerga trying to
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recover parts of the area from i.s.i.l. they are pushing to sinjar, but i.s.i.l. controls many neighbourhoods. the armed group took the area along with much of northern america. >> peshmerga forces defending erbil, the capital of the kurdish region saying they need heavy weapons. we have this report from the kurdish front line in northern iraq as night falls on the kurdish countryside peshmerga fighters take up their positions. it's under the cover of darkness and i.s.i.l. attacks, and they can't afford to lower their term. this is the most important frontline in the fight against i.s.i.l. the capital of the region is 60km away. >> we continue of defending. we will defend. in erbil that's our, you know big city.
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we must be part of the family to be safe. >> protecting erbil is a big task. two days ago the fighters carried out their most dangerous attack. using suicide bombers and vehicles, they took over the base for a few hours before the kurdish forces recaptured it. as the fighting gets more intense, tactics are more desperate. it's the first time i.s.i.l. fighters have used a tank and the peshmerga say it's the ability of i.s.i.l. to be dipped in kurdistan history that has them worried. body parts litter the camp. the general is a peshmerga commander. >> it's the first time to have the armored tanks with the tnt. they are coming to our front line. they are trying the last chance
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to have - to push the peshmerga back, but they cannot do it. >> reporter: we drove across villages and towns. inhabitants have been displaced by the fighting. kurdish forces made gains against i.s.i.l. the weapons, they say, are old and not much. >> we need the heavy match each, guns. what we use is from iraq and iran bar. it is very old. with the ammunition, that is good. the national centre calls for more action. the peshmerga is the group's most formidable opponent on the ground. they need meaningful or i.s.i.l. could charge again.
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>> neighbouring syria, government air strikes in aleppo killed three people. they targeted areas controlled by i.s.i.l. fighters. it's part of a continuing air campaign there. 36 people were killed in government air strikes around the same area. still to come on the al jazeera newshour. homes in china - putting parents in prison we goal nigeria's commercial capital to find out what's behind the boom. coming up in sport we have details between the third test, australia and india. steve smith breaks records in melbourne. first, pakistan's government is intensifying the campaign
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against palestine governors. killing 148 people, most children. the military says it killed the alleged leader of the attack. security forces say it happened in north waziristan on thursday. since that attack, pakistan's military carried out more air strikes on the strongholds in the north waziristan tribal area. the army said it killed at least 39 fighters on friday. the pakistan government lifted a moratorium on executions for terror-related offenses. it causes concerns from the u.n., and right activists who say some convicts are innocent. we have this report. >> reporter: they are begging for mercy at the court date. the government has been trying to for years. >> translation: we are knocking on every door to seek justice.
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there's no hope my brother will be wrongfully hanged by the authorities. >> it's one of the many courts that had issues. now, with the lifting of the moratorium on death penalty prospects are facing execution. >> they have been selected for immediate execution. he's been convicted by an anti-terrorism court for killing a boy. his families and lawyers deny it was 13 at the time. the accusation has nothing to do with it. >> he was a juvenile, tortured into a false confession. it goes to the height of the government decision to lift the map. on moratoriums. resume executions under the pretext that they are hanging terrorists. there's none of that. he's incident. he was 13.
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>> the lifting of the moratorium on the executions, an attack by the pakistan taliban that killed 149 people, most of whom were children. a couple of days later. death row convicts were hanged. this man pleaded for a grace period, hoping to reverse the sentence. his brother had this to say ... >> translation: acan't bear my innocent brother will be hanged without a fair trial. if i do so i won't keep silent. i'm take revenge. >> if his brother had been convicted, he is not free to do this. there is a state, a law. >> reporter: justice delayed - justice denied. he recognises that justice is buried between the two, pakistan is facing marsh choices.
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>> let's cross to islamabad. a human rights lawyer and the former president by association. looking at some of the local media and the newspapers there, there's mixed opinions when it comes to the lifting of the moratorium. one saying it would improve security in your country, you don't agree with this. >> naturally in a tragedy that happened in pakistan which devastated the country, it would be a divided opinion. but it is correct that these - the lifting of moratorium is not the solution. i dare say the human relations of pakistan carried out the studies some years ago to show many of the people were not given the safeguards and guarantees that had been there
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under international law. i believe that this is an easy quick fix solution at the cost of others' lives. this does not end terrorism, it has its roots in pakistan, in various ways, particularly the nexus with the state itself. the way the state tolerated terrorism. it's difficult, challenging to deal with it. this is not the answer. >> what is the answer? >> well, i believe they would have to revamp the criminal justice system rather than go to military courts. you heard people asking for justice and it's given to them, and the military court is not due process. the whole cycle will carry out. and so i don't thing that that is solution. we need to cleanse our own
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security forces of elements that are militants or have links with militant groups. we need to brush up with militant solutions, and the army and forces are in one stage. it cannot be dictated by the army. it has to be partnership of equals. >> give us a sense, once the lifting of the moratorium on the death penalty is instated, which it is, how many prisoners are facing execution. of those, how many are saying what the pakistani government calls terror-related offenses. >> well, there are around 8,000 prisoners, and they are on death row. i'm not certain how many numbers the pakistan government is talking about, which are terror related convicts. but there is an exercise carried
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out by the courts. where they are going to look at the people convicted by the terrorist courts, and how many of them were involved in terror-related crimes. how many were acquitted and convicted. so that is something that they are looking at. it's a small number, plus the fact that unknown terrorists are inside the prison who are also on death row have not been executed and there are a number of known terrorists walking outside in pakistan with impunity. i don't know what the policy is. there's double messaging. it has to end. we have to be balanced and have the outcomes with how we are going to go about it. you cannot subvert a democratic process through the ploor when it's not going to give the results i require. >> we'll leave it there for now. thanks for joining us on the
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newshour the ukranian government and pro-russian separatists exchanged 368 prisoners near the rebel-held city of donetsk. the ukranian president petro porashenko greeted the former captives as they touched down. it's the biggest swap of fighting. peace talks in minsk were expected to resume, but have been postponed indefinitely. >> reporter: representatives from both sides make the final checks for the handover of prisoners in eastern ukraine. for some here the ordeal is over. and they are finally able to head home. >> they picked me up at the checkpoint. i came to visit my brother and they picked me up at the checkpoint. i ended up at the airport where they tortured me. >> this is a step forward in easing the possibilities, which engulfed eastern ukraine for months and is taking place
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against the backdrop of a fragile ceasefire in a conflict which left 4,500 dead. >> moscow denied backing and arming the rebels in the east of ukraine. kiev says it's fighting against what it believes is russian influence. >> translation: they have transformed ukraine's strategic partner to their strategic enemy. we will not forgive them. what is also interesting in the doctrine is that russia considers social movements as a threat to its security, meaning that russia is transforming into a police state. that the totalive state is putting it on record. ukraine is ready for the challenges. >> russia's annexation crime in march this year is still a source of deep anger in kiev.
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ukraine's state or company suspended trains to crimea, citing security concerns. visa and mastercard can no longer support bank cards used in crimea, because of u.s. sanctions imposed earlier this month. peace talks have started and ended over ukraine, and this prisoner exchange signals some kind of progress. and for the families of those involved, a sign of hope for the future meanwhile russia's president vladimir putin signed a new military doctrine naming nato as a threat. it says russia could use deter ents. peter sharp has more from moscow. >> it is interesting. it gives you an idea of what the president sees as the threat. they are seeing his country as we move into 2015.
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first and foremost, as you said in the introduction, it's n.a.t.o. since the fall of the berlin wall, n.a.t.o. added 12 eastern european countries to its membership, and the blue tide is coming closer and closer to russia, and vladimir putin and the kremlin are not happy about this at all. they see this as a real potential threat in the possibly year ahead. so that's the first concern. the second concern is more of an international fear. very unhappy with the u.s. global strike programme, in which it would enable the u.s. to deliver a strike anywhere in the world with respect an hour's notice. the creme line is not -- kremlin
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is not happy with that and is talking about the possible unsettling, destabilization in russia. he doesn't mention the reason, there has been trouble. >> video has been released on a police raid on a u.s.-funded radio station. journalists in europe are ordered to stop work on friday and they were detained for questioning. it's the latest on similar raids. the u.s. department is deeply disturbed. opposition leaders and demonstrators marched alongside activists. they spent two years in prison for organising bahrain protests in 2011. that's when mainly shia muslim led an uprise.
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dozens were wounded and arrested. >> in egypt two ghin shot and killed a policeman and injured another. it happened in giza. the state newsagency said the two officers were guarding a bank. two attackers escape the on a motorcycle. >> hundreds of anti-government protesters have been rallying in the streets of cairo. demonstrations were reported. they are calling for the release of political prisoners. >> al jazeera continues to call for the release of our three journalists imprisoned in egypt for 364 days. peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy, and baher mohamed, were falsely accused and facted of helping the outlawed muslim brotherhood. they are appealing against their convictions. here is what is coming up on the al jazeera newshour. >> within the next 15 years i believe we can halve the population of people living in
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poverty. >> we asked if ambitious goals set by the turn of the century have been achieved. >> plus... >> i'm in india where the national green tribunal banned vehicles in new delhi in a bid to curb air pollution. >> in sport - we explain why december has not been a good month for the reigning n.b.a. champions.
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you're with the al jazeera newshour. top stories - heavy rains across
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parts of asia caused major flooding and land slides killing 30 people. more than 200,000 have been forced from their homes in thailand, sri lanka and malaysia. the u.s.-led coalition against i.s.i.l. has been carrying out more air strikes across iraq. the latest near hawija and sinjar. >> ukrainian president petro porashenko greeted hundreds of prisoners as they arrived back in kiev. the government and pro-russian separatists exchanged 368 captives near the rebel-held city of donetsk in the year 2000 the u.n. set a plan called the millennium development goals, and the aim was to alleviate poverty and provide better living conditions around the world. what has been achieved as the deadline approaches. our diplomatic editor reports from the united nations. >> at the dawn of the millennium in the year 2000.
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u.n. secretary-general launched an ambitious plan to improve the state of the world's poor. >> within the next six years, there's a population of people living in extreme poverty, and ensuring that all children, girls and boys alight, particularly girls, received a full primary education, and halts the spread of h.i.v. aids. >> reporter: that was 14 years ago. the tarts he set became known as the millennium development goals and had a 15 years time frame. with a year to go. significant progress has been head on reducing the number of people living in poverty. work is needed on maternal mortality rates and on feeding the world's most hungry. there's no doubt the nb g-forced world leaders to take action, leading to a significant
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protest. now they are creating a new set of goals to pick up where the old ones took off. diplomats are working on the wording. activists say they have to be ambitious. >> they have the right things in them. they commit to tackling climate change. that is important. the trick is because they are now grappling with the real problems, they are much more complex, and more comprehensive than the original goals, and that makes them harder to sell. >> that selling intense diplomatic wrangling is in the final stage. it is known as the sustainable development goals, will be adopted by world leaders in the u.n. in september. >> let's speak to john hillary. joining us from london. i'll ask you about the development goals that are corresponding.
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u.n. james bays was just talking about it. looking at the millennium goals, and the progress res made in the past. >> the key thing about the millennium goals is that they were almost a recognition that the promises of globalisation had not been met. the idea was as you create a global economy, everyone will get more prosperous. that didn't happen, you saw some get richer. the vast majority getting poorer. they were about recognising that. if you look at the sort of progress, you'll find out the vast majority has been china. they managed to raise hundreds out of post every. and without china taking it into
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account. i think you need to look below the headline figures. if you want to get a picture of what happened. >> when it comes to extreme poverty and something that your organization focuses on, you are not satisfied by anything done up until this point. >> what the millennium goals did it they focused on the symptoms and not the underlying causes. >> where does the discussion need to go. what does the united nations need to do and set out. >> the critical issue is about power. who has power in the global economy. if you take power away from local communities and societies and working people. and handing that power to elite. there's no chance to pull people out of poverty. and that is the key focus of the new 15-year programme that will come up. it has to look at the issues of
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power and economic development. not just the symptoms of education and health, which is what you can measure poverty by, but the underlying causes from generation to generation. >> how much will the world development, if i can say that. the wars that we see in the middle east, the growth of i.s.i.s. how much does that need to be taken into consideration. when coming up with the sustainable development. will it be taken into consideration. >> i think the geo-strategic context and the cold war between russia and the western powers is crucial. it's all about who will have the power to dictate what happens in the world economy for the next 100 years, let alone the next 15 years. the real korp certain is over the last 15, 20, 30 years, we had more and more power handed to big business, and basically
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the west saying we need to have a global economic environment where big business can thrive and it doesn't matter what happened to everywhere else. yes, we'll give a bit of aid money here and there. yes we'll see if we can put more into girls' education. but the fundamental prospects of most of the countries of the world would have been killed, and that's the political challenge of the leaders of the world who refused to take it on. >> john hillary speaking to us from london. in mexico, hundreds of protesters attacked an army base in iguala, where 33 students disappeared three months ago. police released gas cans terse to -- capsters to disperse the crowd. the government says the missing students were taken by local police, and handed over to members of a drug gang. one body has been found and identified.
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the relatives of those students have been protesting in the capital, calling for justice. david mercer was there. >> there's a feeling of anger, frustration and disbelief that three long months after 43 students were taken by police and handed to drug traffickers their parents don't know what happened to them. thousands of people joined the parents here in mexico city, the fourth time that people marched here in the nation's capital, drawing attention to the fact that information had not come out and the wife of violently in mexico continues. this case has galvanised people and brought them together to speak out about the injustices here in the country. people say they are not going to stop actions like this until they see that justice is being done. >> the catholic priest in guerrero was found with a
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gunshot wound to the web. kidnapped on monday, and the third catholic priest to be killed this year the former first lady of the ivory coast has appeared in court for her role in the violence after the 2010 lac. -- election. she faces 20 years. her husband lost the election but tried to regain control. 3,000 people were killed during the unrest myanmar's biggest city were voting in the first election in decades. the first time people are casting ballots under the military backed governments which replaced military rule. observers criticized the votes. only one person per household is eligible to vote. limiting the poll to 400,000 people. an organization looking after children are some of
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china's convicted prisoners called for more to be done to end discrimination against them. china's prison population is the second biggest in the world after the united states. rob mcbride has more. >> reporter: it's called sun village, providing a refuge for children. for some, the only home they have known their short lives. these three were rescued from drug trafficking parents who used their baby carrier to smuggle drugs. 7-year-old witnessed his mother strangle her father after years of violent abuse. many children face not seeing their children for their entire childhood. >> it's estimated there are 600,000 children across china who have one parent in prison, and who are, themselves, trapped in limbo. they are not on benefits, despite being vulnerable and in
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need. the scale of the problem was realised in the prison system, and this woman decided to do something about it. nine centers like that operate across the country thanks to her. they provide not only a home, but also help counter the prejudice. >> translation: they are definitely discriminated against. many parents want their children to stay away from the kids thinking they are dangerous as children of criminals. >> reporter: they build awareness and are the highlight for children like this. selling donated its, and fresh produce grown themselves, they help to support their communities. >> translation: i like these days. there are a lot of people, and we can make money for ourselves. >> reporter: in the process, getting a chance to have the
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childhood that crimes of their parents nearly took away. >> chinese courts convicted and sentenced two employers over a factory fire in a chicken plant. 121 people were killed and 76 injured. the fire caused and was china's worst industrial accident. some survivors were not able to take over the buildings exit doors to escape. >> and in india, fire in a timber shot killed eight on the outskirts of mumbai. victims were asleep in the building when the fire broke out. >> india's green tribunal banned vehicles older than 15 years from roads in new delhi, in an attempt to tackle air pollution, after a study by the world health organisation found the city has the dirtiest air in the world. this report from italy.
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>> reporter: this man loves his scooter. it has been a proud member of his family since he married anita 28 years ago. he says it has never let him down. >> translation: i have driven around my kids on the scooter after they were born. i have taken my wife and sister-in-law for a ride. even my mother, when she was sick and we took her to the doctor, we went on this. >> the indian tribunal is forcing them to retire their trusty two-wheeler. in a bid to clean up new delhi's poll ug, the graen tribunal banned vehicles oler than -- older than 15 years. the city has been singled out as having the world's worst air quality. a study by a university calve yap scientist -- californian
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scientist suggests pollution can by eight time higher than reported. >> an important polluter for your health is a particular matter. they can lead to increased rates of heart attacks, strokes, and these have major consequences globally and in india. >> with increasing risks it public health, authorities are under pressure to clean up the air. delhi's government believes three-quarters are cleared by emissions. environmentalists say banning cars and scooters will not make much difference. what is needed is stringent monitoring of religion and tougher fines. >> average age of vehicles in delhi is 4-7 years. we don't expect many vehicles to be in the aged bracket 15 years.
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even if we get rid of them, i don't see it will have a huge impact on air quality. >> environmentalists say if authorities are serious about tackling air pollution. they need to invest in public transport as 2014 draws to a close, we are reflecting on the year through the eyes of four families caught up in major world event. malaysia is one. the families of victims continue to struggle with their loss. we report from kuala lumpur. >> reporter: a small measure of peace. this man was a crew member on board malaysia airlines flight mh17, shot down over ukraine.
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>> he is gone. it has been very, very life altering. >> reporter: 298 people on board. access to the crash site, the bodies and their return had to be negotiated by government. for months that followed. it was painful for the families left behind. >> we went through hell. me and my wife - though we had a constant flow coming in, there were times we just wanted to be alone. >> reporter: it was the second major tragedy for malaysia's care. still recovering from the loss
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of a jet that this gone missing in march, and had not been found. the two disasters befell the company, which had been steadily losing money over the years. less than a month after mh17 was shut down, a state-run investment company announced it was taking malaysia airlines off and put in place a plan including job cuts and a chief executive. the airline has been nationalized. it may return to profit, perhaps in several years. but for this man and his family, it's difficult to imagine reso farring from something like this. his grandson was affected. >> he was very careful. he's very quiet. he says "dada." i don't know, i don't have anything now. >> their family is left with
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only memories and photos to hold on to. >> on sunday we'll have the one year, four family series, taking you to iraq or baghdad, and you'll meet a family fighting. still to come on the al jazeera newshour. we'll look at sustainable poump and coming up in sport. it might be difficult to see manchester city keeping chelsea in their sights.
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a crisis hit nigeria's currency. the economy is expected to grow, favouring one industry in particular - and that is hair. from lagos we look at the demands tore extensions -- for extensions, weaves and wigs. >> on the corner of a busy treaty, these women are in the market for beauty. it's a common sight across nigeria and africa, a booming demand for air pieces. >> it makes them look smart, beautiful, confident. we look good. carrying your own natural, and looks good. >> yestercomes twice a month have braids attached to her and cunt mind the $200,000 prospect or the $15 bill.
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>> reporter: the search for hair is a competitive business and industry. it attracts investors from around the world. this is one of the largest factories producing synthetic hair. it makes two popular brands. rayon is imported from japan and processed into dry hair. the industry runs into hundreds of millions of dollars. up to $6 billion across africa. >> the nigerian and african lady has to throw it away. with a growing population, your product, you add on 20 fashions in combination. >> the editor said african women across class lines have been keen on glamour. the internet and globalisation exposed them to better trends and product in the past fewer years.
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they are now more attainable. people perceive you by how well they think you look. you are more respected and regarded. you are more in. everywhere wants to be in. engines in all shapes and prices from stalls to malls, hair pieces go from $15 up to $3,000. the closer the hair piece looks to natural hair, the pricier it gets. walking on the streets in nigeria, you would be hard pressed to fine a woman without a hair piece. >> we get it. we know what to do. it's so innate in the nigerian woman. those in the industry agree now, time for all the sports news. >> thank you. a career best 192 from captain steve smith as team australia takes control on day 2 of the third test against india at the melbourne cricket grounds. going into saturday's play,
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smith was unbeaten on 72, the home side 259 for five. century partnerships, and fast bowler ryan harris. causing a high test score. but it was smith the star, and the last one out for 192 as australia were bowled out for 530. in reply india ended 108 for 1. no whequestion as to the man ofe day. he scored 567 runs at a ridiculous average of 189. his test average is over 50, his career begone slowly. after his 12th century in his 12th game, there's no stopping him. in 2014 alone, he scored over 1,000 runs in test matches at an everything of over 87. that include five 100s.
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there's more to gain in crist church, as new zealand played sri lanka. the kiwis dismissed the tourists for 138. trent bolton and neil wagner. sri lanka did better in the second innings, reaching 84/0, but trailed by 219 runs rain in port elizabeth delayed the start of the second test between south africa and the windies. du pressy managed to reach his century reigning n.b.a. champions san antonio spurs suffered a sixth defeat in seven games, the new orleans pelicans, and the spurs without tony parker. but tim duncan managed to knit 20 points. the pelicans antony davis, the 2012 draft pick.
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22 points to help new orleans to a 97-90 victory. into they are up to eighth in the n.b.a. scorer's list with 27,322 points. netting 14 for the dallas mavericks in a 198 victory. josh smith scored 21 points to hewitt job in a win against memphis. lebron james and the cleveland cavaliers bounced back from the christmas day defeat, beating orlando 98-9. >> ars sen winninger said his striker deserved to be sent off. he was giving a red card to head-butting in the 2-1 win. the striker will be suspended for three games. their 400th english ryman's league victory. >> that is a strong word.
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they didn't kill him, you know. he touched him. he was in control. and i know him to think that it would not win the game. >> crazy companies. mann city had to deal with them and for the game at west brom. they went to a 3-1 victory. 3 points behind the leaders in the table. they have now 20 games more to finish the title, and the title never finished in december. there's nothing about any other team, and i am assured that it is not just the two teams. other teams will be there. chelsea stayed top following a 2-0 win against west ham.
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newcastle beaten. liverpool with the first within games. going up to the heady heights of ninth. >> i thought that our character and resilience in the game - we showed outstanding qualities when needed. it was in terms of the fluidity of the game. they pressed har, making it difficult -- hard, making it difficult in the first half. i felt for the second half there weren't many changes. the clear one that came to us, we put it away. now we were up to three points. >> marion voss won a thrilling world cup cycle race in belgium. the road race champion was involved in a 3-way battle up the front. she took advantage of a slip. and looked ahead. the dutch woman across on the
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former belgium track. that's it, more later. >> thank you a team of researchers are developing a way of harnessing energy from the wind. by flying a kite they are able to produce enough electricity to power several homes. al jazeera's technology editor reports. >> reporter: last minute adjustments before the performance of a new high tech kite. these researchers believe that if technology takes off, it would change the way we generated electricity. the system has the steady pull has the right way to foil a kite. a flight computer is beneath the kite. as the kite pulls a wimp on the ground slowly is let out at the same time, using the pulling
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force to generate electricity. >> we fly and generate an amount of electricity as the kite is ruling out. when we are done, we do it again. until it's on top of us and effect into the next cycle and energy balance. >> this prototype provides enough electricity to power between 10 and 20 homes. the team wants to nail it up. >> we can trail it in the container, drop it. it seems like an ideal replacement for generators. >> reporter: like many test flights, this does not go as planned. a problem brings it down. flying at 200 meters, high above
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the wind conventional turbines, they enjoy stronger and sustained wind conditions. they are working on a computer system to regulate the movement as it flies. saying when this is achieved kite power could provide for efficient and reliable source of renewable energy. >> it is very difficult task. each for a human operator. you need surfing skills. it's a dynamic system. it moves in all directions. so it's from a control point of view also a hard challenge. >> the conventional wound turbines have taken decades to develop. the technology is in its infancy, if not more participation. >> thank you for watching the newshour. more news coming your way in a
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rescue teams struggle to reach flood victims in parts of asia as hundreds of thousands of people are affected by heavy rains and landslides. hello there, welcome to al jazeera, i'm shiulie ghosh. also, defending erbil. we report from a key position in northern iraq pro-russia rebels in donetsk carry out prisoner swap. tensions are high. >> plus, i'mn

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