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>> welcome to the news hour. i'm sammy in doha. the u.s. secretary of state promises more weapons to gulf states as he tries to ease fears over the nuclear deal with iran. a bomb crashes on a busy market where 20 people are killed. over 100 dead and tens of thousands affected by flooding in india, vietnam and myanmar. and riding a different kind of wave. how this daredevil motorcycling
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rides off road. >> more weapons, more intelligence sharing and special forces training for the gulf states. that's what the u.s. secretary of state john kerry is promising after a meeting here in doha. but he's been talking to gulf leaders to sell the iran nuclear deal and discuss the region. we're covering the story on both sides of the atlanta. in a moment we'll cross over to roslind jordan in washington, d.c. and first, we go to jamal in doha. it sound like john kerry's answer to the concerns in the region is that we'll sell you more weapons and share more intelligence. >> yes, essentially, that is what concrete steps his visits were going to present in terms of reassuring the gulf
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countries. he specifically spoke as you say selling more weapons, particularly anti-ballistic missile capabilities, which have been held up. what is ironic about that is that president obama right after the iran deal announced said if iran was to adhere to the deal would be sold ballistic missiles in eight years. that has a lot to be concerned about some sort of arms race that has now started in the region. as far as the gulf countries are concerned their main reassurance that they wanted to receive from kerry was one that this iran deal would not give a green light to iran to continue in medalleling in what they see as meddling in others affairs. and it would give iranians the upper hand military. kerry said well, we'll sell you
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what you want, how that plays out in the coming years is very interesting, indeed. >> let's continue the discussi discussion. roslind, one of the things that we understand is supposed to be under way is that try-lateral meeting between the u.s. secretary of state and his counterparts and saudi arabia and russia. are we going to see some kind of grand bargaining emerging to deal with some of the conflict zones like syria? >> well, syria is at the top of the agenda for this meeting with the russian foreign minister and the saudi foreign minister. certainly what the u.s. is looking for is a renewed effort to try to find what it says is a political solution to the leadership of bashar al-assad. the civil war in that country has been under way for more than four years. we've seen more than 200,000 people killed in the conflict, and the u.s. is trying to find a
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way to actually basically use the iran nuclear deal as a way to try to spur more action on other critical issues and can be argued that perhaps syria is perhaps one of the top two issues that need to be dealt with. whether there is a grand bargain coming out of today's meeting between the three morning ministers, that is the big question. but certainly there is renewed concern here in the united states, that the civil war in syria is just not coming to the end that the u.s. would like to see one that would promote more stability in the region. so what you see is john kerry basically trying to push the issue. and certainly given that moscow has influence in damascus it is worthwhile that these two men would have this discussion. >> the policy of the united
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states is clear. we believe that the assad regime long ago lost legitimacy. in part because of his regimes continued brutality against the syrian people themselves. and that has been a magnate for foreign fighters. fueling the rise of daesh and other violent extremist groups. since there is no solution oh so-to-syria's challenge there has to be a political solution. >> we don't know if there is a public read out between the saudi russian and u.s. foreign ministers, but certainly we do expect to find out exactly how the three countries are going to try to marshal their resources in particular their diplomatic resources in order to try to bring an end to the syrian silver war. of course, we're monitoring the situation, and we'll let you know what happens when we find out. >> thanks so much, roslind
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jordan there. speaking of syria, at least 20 people have been killed after syrian fighter jet crashed into a busy marketplace in idlib province. >> this girl is looking for her father. many of the childre were children were rescued but are in shock. the people are used to being hit by barrel bombs. and the aircraft that dropped the bomb, itself, crashed on the market. >> the warplane, it's pilots and market hit the market and damaged it completely. >> more than a dozen people were reportedly killed, and many more wounded. >> when it carried out the airstrike the warplane immediately went down. bodies of people are still under
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the republic. >> and a makeshift hospital nearby the injured were treated. most hospitals in idlib have been destroyed. activists say it's a deliberate tactic by the government. they say they witnessed a real strategy of terror orchestrated by the syrian government against the people of the area. the town was under the attack at the time of the crash. rebels posted messages that they shot down the plane. some witnesses think that the jet may have developed a fault. >> the pilots fired two missiles on civilians in the popular market. the aircraft had problems and it fell where it carried out it's air strike. >> it crashed in the center of the town an. homes, shops, and market stalls were destroyed. >> i found myself under the debris.
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>> the area is no longer a syrian government stronghold. it is now controlled by opposition fighters. that's why since may government attacks have intensified and hundreds of civilians have been killed. al jazeera. >> the syrian kurdish fighting force, the ypg has long denied links with the syrian government. but it's forces have called the government troops to clear the northeastern city from isil. syrian kurdish official tells al jazeera that the regime could be a partner if it commits itself to a democratic syria. >> the syrian government is taking credit for pushing out isil but they did not win this fight alone. the syrian fighting force, the ypg, joined the battle with the help of u.s.-led coalition airstrikes. for years the ypg and government controlled separate zones as part of an understanding to
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prevent the city from becoming yet another battleground. the ypg said that the cooperation was logical under the circumstances but that only fueled accusations from turkey and syrian opposition groups that the kurds are allied to the government. now an official from the ypg political party, the pyp, told us that the threat of terrorism means that it would partner with any group, including the syrian government, if it's militaried to a democratic syria. >> of course, as i mentioned, maybe i told you some examples of the opposition, and also the syrian region. >> the kurds have become powerful players in the conflict. territorial gains over recent years allow them to enjoy political autonomy in the
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kurdish heartland in the northeast. the kurds have a long history of struggle with the syrian government. many of them were not given citizenship, and language were suppressed. in 2004 they rose up against the state but their protests were violently we would when the up rising began in 2011 they didn't fully join efforts to overthrow the government. instead they managed to expand into areas where the regime retreated. government forces were withdrawn from mainly kurdish-populated areas, leaving the kurds to fill the vacuum. >> the regime was important because they didn't want to fight on several fronts. and what their main population problem was if the would capture those areas, then it would lead to tensions between turkey and the kurds. >> the kurds haven't just created their own autonomous region in syria. they are now in a position to
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change the balance of power on the ground. the main syrian kurdish force is now publicly floating the idea of partnering with the government. southern turkey. >> anti-houthi forces in yemen have taken control of the military base. both forces were backed by saudi led coalition airstrikes. it's the largest in the countries. anti-houthi forces have sent reinforcements in the area. the houthis are still in control of the capital of sanaa. hundreds of people gathered at candlelight vigils in jerusalem to mourn the teenage girls stabbed to death at a gay pride parade. she died from her wounds on sunday. she was attacked by an ultra orthodox jew last week. they called it a hate crime.
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stephanie decker has this update from west jerusalem. >> the vigil took place in jerusalem where the attack took place, but also people gathered in tel aviv to remember the 16-year-old girl. her family issued a statement that said that she was killed basically because she supported people's torts live as she pleased. she was there supporting her friends when she was stabbed in the back. they also said that they would be donating her organs to save another life. her friends and families and supporters, they lit candles and played her favorite songs. so really pressure coming out on the israeli government to do more to tackle these jewish extremists. the orthodox man who carried out this attack did it ten years ago and had only been released from prison three weeks before this happened. the question is how he managed to break the security cordon in this gay pride prayed. we had the separate attack, the arson attack on a palestinian
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home in the occupied west bank. very strong language coming out from the israeli government calling these terrorists, acts of terrorism, and they'll be doing everything to bring them to justice. one important thing the israeli cabinet convened and said they would be passing detention for israeli-jewish suspects. it sounds very strong. it's in line coming out from the israeli government since these attacks happened. what does it mean? we spoke to human rights lawyer. she told us that it's always been the case. we'll have to wait and see what the details are when it goes to the knessett, the israeli parliament, convening in a special season session. they'll be reconvening to discuss a bigger issue of jewish extremism and how they're going to tackle it. >> we still have more to come on the al jazeera news hour. the climate of change. with just 18 months left in power. the president unveils it's plan to cut carbon emissions.
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>> i'm nicole johnston. we'll find out why the government is destroying the largest slum on the outskirts of the capital. >> and we hear from the world of athletics a of widespread doping in the sport. >> unusually heavy monsoon rain has caused widespread flooding across south and southeast asia. more than 75 people have been killed in india with the worst damage in west bengal disaster zones have been declared in myanmar affecting 200,000 people. there are particular concerns for people in the western regions and in northern vietnam people are under threat from toxic mud that spilled out of coal mines after heavy rain. caroline malone reports. >> floodwater as high as
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rooftops. this is a province in myanmar, one of the areas worst hit by recent floods. what used to b agricultureal land is now a lake. >> there is too much rain here this year. and the dam here has let out water. so it's flooded because of that. >> thousands of people have left their homes. many of them found shelter in a monastery. 300 homes are also known to be destroyed in rahkine state. there are fierce that people are cut off from help. >> one of the greatest challenges is this is affecting a wide range of the country. it's access to do assessments and get supplies in. the government has been working on preparedness because natural disasters are part of the life
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and environment here. this time around the government has reached out and is accepting support, encouraging port from all humanitarian actors, the united nations and other partners. >> people affected in india particularly those hit by flash floods say they need more government support. >> it has been three days since our homes have been submersed. we have no help from the government. we have no food to eat. >> heavy rain has also affected northern vietnam where there are spills of toxic sludge from coal mines. an entire community was buried last week. >> my house is buried under mud, soil and rock. i don't know if we can go back to live there. the flooding has been going on for a long time. >> people are trying to gather coal from the contaminated water threatening their health and the environment.
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back in myanmar people say it's some of the worst flooding in decades, and many regions have been declared natural disaster zones. >> taliban commanders tell al jazeera that cracks are emerging in the leadership. the appointment of the taliban's new leader is said to be causing divisions. his appointment was announced after confirmation the group's founder had died. jennifer glasse has more from kabul. >> al jazeera has spoken to taliban commanders around the country, they say that the new taliban leader has sent leaders to taliban commanders asking for their support in his new leadership or they don't support him suggesting a new leader for them. now we understand that while some taliban commanders have accepted mansour, he was mullah omar's deputy, as the new leader, others do not.
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most notably one splinter faction of the tell ban said that not own do they accept the new taliban leader, but they'll actively fight anyone who supports him if a political situation does not come quickly. this all comes at a critical time. peace talks were to be held on friday when the news of omar's death emerged. they were put on hold. the afghan government said that it is committed to peace talks and hopes to go forward, but there are concerns of who comes to the peace table now. so very complicated situation. splits in the taliban commanders on the ground here whether they should support the new taliban leader in the wake of the news of mullah omar's death, and the new peace process now thrown into a state of uncertainty.
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>> in pakistan the government where hundreds of houses have been bulldozed. nicole johnston reports. >> 20 acres of mud brick homes turned to rubble. it would take another week to level the area. people settled here for work and escape fighting in other parts of pakistan. they built houses on land they didn't own, now they're being turfed out. >> we lost everything. i came here 40 years ago. i can't return to my tribal area because there is fighting between the military and talib taliban. >> over the last few years land prices in islamabad have tripled. there is strong demand for housing and commercial reality. this is government land. it was sold off years ago. the slum is being demolished so it can be developed. >> the developers and special land gabbers real state
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speculators have an in with the administrators, and the poor don't. that's why when we talk about enforcing the law, it comes down heavy on the side of the board pooer. >> it's part of an ongoing program. there are hundreds of people wondering where their homes once stood. even if the government moves them to new land they can't afford to rebuild. on the first day bulldozers moved in it turned violent. residents threw stones at police. they responded with tear gas and water canon. since then things have calmed down. government leaders say critica criminals live in the slums and the land needs to be turned over to its real owners and these people should go back to where they came from.
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>> this is not good for our ci city. >> she had little power to resist, nicole johnston, al jazeera. >> the whistle blowing website wikileaks has released documents says that proves that the u.s. was spying on japan. we have reports from their hiroshima. >> giant companies like mitsubishi, and there was a conversation listened in that took place inside the office of prime minister shinzo abe, a cabinet briefing, among the topics of super, nuclear policy, climate change policy and
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complex trade talks with other partners, including the united states. on monday the chief cabinet secretary of japan said that if these claims were true they were deeply regrettable, and he said he has made a strong request to the u.s. director of national intelligence james clapper to clarify the facts. this relationship was one so marked by the horse of war 70 years ago, but has developed into one of the strongest alliances on both sides in the decades that have succeeded that. this would be a great embarrassment to the united states. it's unlikely to derail the relationship at a time when prime minister shinzo abe seems keen to upgrade the alliance and give more military contribution to that alliance from japan's side. however, it is a bump in the road and one that will be an embarrassment for washington. >> in scorching weather electricity cuts and millions struggle to keep cool.
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>> tempt have reached as high as 50 degrees celsius. the lack of basic services is putting heat on the government, too. >> they've had enough. the people who have we elected have done nothing to change our lives. >> syrian refugees in a camp in jordan have been hit by a sandstorm. hundreds need treatment for breathing problems and dehydration. the sandstorm also caused disruption in the capital, forcing flights to be diverted to other airports. still ahead on al jazeera, meet the samaritans who hack for the greater good. volunteering to do for their communities what their governments cannot. >> i'm taking a look at the next generation of train technology that soon will be moving millions of people across
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london. >> and how this friendly football match turned fiery. details coming up with jo in sport.
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>> welcome back. you're watching al jazeera as a reminder of our top stories secretary of state john kerry is promising more weapons, more intelligence sharing shared with gulf states. at least 20 people have been killed after a syrian fighter jet crashed into a busy marketplace in idlib. the plane came down in a village one of the last government strongholds that was captured by rebels in may. heavy monsoon rain has caused floods in south and out east asia. more than 70 people have been killed in india with the worst damage in west bengal and other states. flood zones have been declared
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in myanmar. the promise of more weapons for the gulf from the u.s. secretary state john kerry. let's talk to the political and defense analyst, joins us now via skype from dubai. good to have you with us. looking at what has happened since the iran nuclear deal was signed. is this prompting an arms race in the region? >> well, you know, i think if you look at the types of arms contracts that are penned today, all of them fit in long-term strategic plans. for the most part our defensive nature. so i would be cautious to say that this is actually spurring an arms race. >> the deal between iran and world powers does keep some restrictions. to what extent will iran still be able to purchase arms for its side? >> i think that's something that is to be discussed further on
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after once negotiations have gone further. there is always the chance that china and russia will be begin to increase sales there. but in terms of the gcc sides, you know, it's interesting to look back sort of considering the impact of the nuclear deal. when we look back about this time two years ago when tensions with iraq were highest, a handful of gcc states were requesting the arms purchases. today. >> can arms sales cure all of the rion's stability challenges? let's face it, this part of the world also faces challenges not
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only from internal armed groups but also popular protest movements. >> sure, absolutely. and i think to focus on the arms sales really takes away from the efforts that diplomats like secretary kerry are taking today. the discussions that secretary kerry is helping with the gcc counterparts are across the full breath of issues that are that the middle east is facing today. this is just one aspect and fits into the long-term strategic plans of the gcc states. >> thank you for your thoughts on that. >> thank you, sammy. >> the corruption trial of one of south africa's controversial politicians than been adjourned until tuesday. he already has a hate speech conviction and now faces
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racketeering, fraud, money laundering charges. >> opposition leader may not look it, but he's facing serious charge. the leader of the economic freedom fighters is accused of various crimes. including corruption, money laundering and racketeering along with two other men. the company he has shared is implicated in the illegal contract. the latest court appearance was short lived. court proceedings were short journaled due t adjourned.
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>> we want the president to answer the question, when are they paying the money when it comes to the public protector. >> then calling for south africa's president to answer corruption allegations. he formed the economic freedom fighters, which has seen its support steadily grow to become the second largest opposition in south africa. he told those outside of the court that his trial is politically motivated. >> because i know my conscious is clear. but. >> the prosecuting authorities say that the charges are valid. the judge will decide whether the trial will be immediately reconvened. >> soldiers in northern nigeria have rescued 178 people being held by boko haram. more than half of them were
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children. army commanders say that they were found south of my do yo maidugari. >> 101 children, 67 women and ten minute have been freed when the military launched an operation liberating eight villages destroying boko haram camps in those areas. it has captured a very senior commander of boko haram. now this is all coming at a time when the military is recording success over boko haram fighters. two weeks ago the army has announced that it has chased out boko haram and confining them to the sambisa forest. right now the multi national task force are also launching coordinated attacks on different fronts to try to corner boko
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haram in one particular location to launch a final onslaught. it is fighting boko haram in north nigeria and other parts of the country because it sees boko haram not only as a nigerian and chadian threat but also a regional threat. as we seek a major offensive is underway by the multi national joint task force to chase out boko haram. and so far the groups are very much in the play as this is contrary to what was there before during the previous administration. >> two malian soldiers have been killed after their convoy was ambushed. the soldiers were fired at. four others were injured. earlier this year ten soldiers were killed in raids claimed al-qaeda-link. mexico is one of the most dangerous countries if the world
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for journalists. the latest victim was a journalist reuben espinoza who was found murdered in mexico city. >> even in death photo journalist reuben espinoza takes his camera with him. he was harassed into mexico city, where he fled to. >> it's hard to do journalism or even live in veracruz. anyone who criticizes the government is attacked. i had to leave because of the violence all journalists experience there. and while i've been here they killed 13 journalists in the state. >> he became the 14th when he was shot on friday. photo journalists gathered to mourn and denounce his death. protesters, many of them journalists are still here to
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try to show their anger over what happened with reuben espinoza, their colleague, but there is a real sense of fear. mexico city is meant to be a safe haven for journalists under threat in other parts of the country, and that's really shaken what has happened. >> they know what has happened to reuben espinoza could happen to any of them. >> when they confirmed his death it made me very afraid. killing him for me was a message. even if you runaway we'll find you and we'll do the same thing to you that we did to ruben. >> veracruz governor says his administration may be particularly oppressive, but it's the over all organized crime that is the most dangerous to journalists. >> especially from the government this is something that we have implemented the last five years it will spread
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over the whole country. pretty much in every single state you'll find the case of kidnapped journalists. >> very few of those crimes have been solved. now there is another one on the desks of the very authorities that many mexican journalists have come to fear and mistrust. john holman, al jazeera, mexico city. >> u.s. president abraham is unveiling a new strategy to tackle climate change, but he faces opposition in congress as rob reynolds explains. >> the american west is burning. 20 wildfires consuming houses and forcing hundreds to flee for their lives. in alaska, forest fires have devoured 2 million-hectares. parts of western canada are engulfed in huge fires as well.
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years of relentless drought have left western woodland tinder-dry, drained water reservoirs and led to emergency curve water ordered in several states. against this backdrop u.s. president abraham is unveiling a sweeping new energy policy that would sharply cut greenhouse gas emissions linked to global warming. >> share this message with your friends and family. >> obama spoke about the need to take angels in a memory poe to the american people posted on facebook. >> climate change is not a problem for another generation, not any more. on monday my administration will realize our version of america's clean power plant. the biggest step we've ever taken to combat climate change. >> key points including requiring existing power plants to cut emissions by 32% were 2005 levels by the yea
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year 2030. forcing electrical utilities to invest more heavily in renewable energy such as wind and solar power. and it gives the 50 individual states a target of drawing 20% of their energy from are you mibles by 2020. power plants spew 40% of u.s. greenhouse gasses. with 18 months left in the white house, obama may see a climate crackdown as a key part of his legacy. but the plan is sure to set off a political firestorm of its own. the opposition republican party is strongly opposed calling it a job killer and abuse of powers. there is expected to be challenges in court. 17 republicans running for president in 2016 question the scientific consensus that global
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warm something largely manmade. and the plan risks losing votes for the democratic nominee hillary clinton in key states like ohio with large coal mining industries. rob reynolds, al jazeera, los angeles. >> well, it's one year since 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck a corner of china's province. it killed more than 600 people and made thousands homeless. >> one year later home for this family is still a tent. like many of her neighbors in the village she gets food handouts and money from the chinese government, but life is still tough. >> there used to be more than hundred families living in houses here, but now they're all gone. we can't afford to build a house, and the government won't help us. we're afraid we wouldn't be able to fix it in any case. >> the fear of further tremors in this earthquake prone zone is
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a constant fact of life. we first met her in an earthquake that killed hundreds of people last year. she had lost her 79-year-old mother. the memories of that day are still vivid. >> i was outside and suddenly the trees were swaying and people were thrown around. we moved quickly up the hill. when i looked back all the houses were gone. i was in shock and couldn't move for ten minutes. >> only one road was open for relief teams and supplies coming in and for the injured and the dead coming out. at the time the local government pledged every effort would be made to rebuild. they are still promising that and telling the people to be patient. sites have been cleared of rubble and damaged buildings, but the promised replacements are still lacking. >> my biggest concern is that we can build our house soon for my
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family to be happy and safe. >> the rebuilding hasn't started yet. they won't tell us what the plan is. not a word. >> the how is it possible to be back to normal? we have suffered a disaster. >> the southwest corner of china is used to earthquakes and last year pales in comparison to the earthquake of 2089 2008, which killed many people. not on the same scale, her loss is more easily forgotten except for those who went through it and now find themselves remembering the family they lost in it. rob mcbride, al jazeera, hong kong. >> well, still ahead all the sport, american pharaoh gets back to racing two months after winning the triple crown.
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jo is here to tell you all about it.
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>> welcome back. a british banger has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for rigging the bank interest rates. that cost banks $9 billion in u.s. in fines. the first person to be convicted of manipulating the rate. he said his bosses were aware of what he was doing, and the practice was widespread.
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a group of volunteers all across the u.s. are redefining the term hacking calling it civic hacking. the new frontier of civic responsibility for the technological skills to work for the good of the community. john hedron reports from chicago. >> christopher whittaker arrived at his government job in a time warp. >> first i get to my desk. turn on my computer, wait five minutes becaus, it has a monitor that is bigger than my head. i got more power on my cell phone. >> he did what thousands of americans have begun to do in recent years. he joined the civic hacking movement. by day hackers like whittaker are computer programmers, government workers, regular citizens. by night they volunteer to come together in weekly meetings like this on their own time in their own particular ways to do the
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things that the state governments have neither the budget nor the expertise to do. >> if you were to define this. >> it's informal, some of it is hardly english. >> basically allows to you send requests to moment. apis. >> it's designed to avoid the type of problems that programmers had wit. >> i think across the civic hacking movement, we're government, let's make this work together. let's roll you will offe let's do some things. if you wait for government to do it, government will continue to operate the way it does right now. for a lot of people it's not operating very well. >> here in chicago civic hackers have created computer applications like my building does not recycle, which allows you to report recycling issues.
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>> from there we said, hey, you may not be eligible for our program, but here are some other agencies that you may be eligible to get some services from. >> if you live here you can use the same system that city bureaucratics use to find city aid. but because most users don't have an internet access or smart phone they come up with this for the computer illiterate. you can send text message and find out what benefits you're eligible for. >> john hedron, al jazeera, chicago. >> one of the most advanced railway lines ever built is taking shape. it runs underneath london. cross rail will across the east with the west when it opens in three years time. our technology editor has been
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seeing what it's hundred million passengers a year can expect. >> it has taken 10,000 workers more than 6 years but now london's underground train tunnels are almost ready for their rails. cut at a depth of 40 meters tunnels weave their way beneath the heart of the city. >> the biggest challenge has been constructing this project in an area of london of already dense infrastructure. it's design stage, the alignments have to be decided in terms of horizontal and vertical alignment to avoid any interaction with existing foundation or tunnels. >> eight laser-guided tunneling machines removed more than 7 million tons of earth. the walls of the tunnels were then sealed using 200,000 concrete segments.
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at the same time engineers have been working on an all-new digital communications network, the first ever to control all aspects of a railway line. this computer network needs to be able to handle the data of more than 250 passenger information displays, more than 600 internet telephones and more than 16 high definition cameras all simultaneously. routine maintenance is quicker, the ability to fix problems is quicker and safety aspects moving away from traditional cameras that you see provides more coverage for passenger safety. gives better images to the operators and provides realtime information. the operators make decisions quicker. >> the control network has also been isolated to help prevent it from being hacked. >> all systems are closed off. there are only a few operator terminals that have the ability to lock on. they're all disabled. they have zero access to any of
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these areas. >> there will be another three years before the $23 billion line opens. and there is still plenty to do to get it ready for an expected 200 million passengers a year. al jazeera, beneath central london. >> sports fans, jos here. we all know what that means. >> we'll have a bit of sport. the head of world athletics say that the world organization has been negligence on doping is laughable. the reports come after alleged widespread doping in sport. they say that the iaaf said thattel gas stations were made by british newspapers and german tv stations. they got access to 12,000 blood test results from the iaa database show that one in three could be tainted by drugs.
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and they questioned the timing of the report. >> it is a surprise that we have these allegations now because in two weeks time we're going to have new world champions. there is something behind it. we're going to elect the new president of iaaf in two weeks. someone will take over as new president and interest is no doubt about it. >> the committee said it will take action against any olympic athletes if they're found guilty of doping. that it was up to the world anti-doping agency to investigate the allegations. >> if there should be cases involving results of the game, the ioc will act with zero tolerance with our usual policy. but at this time we have nothing more than allegations and we have to respect the presumption
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of innocence for the athletes. >> well, earlier the investigative journalist behind the documentary, and asked him what he thought about the rebuttal of claims made against the iaaf. >> i think the reaction from the iaaf is from my opinion ridiculous. he has received a warning from the ioc because of alengthened taking money of very strange reasons. i would be very careful of these sort of people. to be honest we have presented clear evidence in regards to iraq and kenya. also we never pointed out this is proof for doping. what we just said in with regards to the data about blood tests of athletes, 12,000 blood
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tests of athletes from all around the world. we never claimed that this is a legal proof, but we said there is enough evidence there is so much suspicions that we have to consider a larger part of events like the world championships and the olympic games between 2001 and 2012 have been culminating in doping. >> there are those who say that your report is to smear athletes. >> this is ric ridiculous. this story is the story based on clear facts and clear evidence, and we are not prosecutors. we're journalists who want to tell what is really happening in kenya, and that's what we did.
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it would be better for them to react in evidence. tell why they took cash from the accounts according to the bank account statements we have. why doctors in kenya obviously dope athletes. why is it possible in kenya that a person who has been tested positive is authorized by the kenyan athletic confederation to compete in international events. questions and questions, and these questions need to be answered, and it makes no sense to just deny what we've reported about. >> what do you think that the iaaf should do to make athletics clean. >> i think it is easy from my point of view. i think the best way is you take away the doping controls from the international organizations because they're in clear conflict of interest. on one hand they have to promote
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sports. they have to gain money. they have to get a good relation to sponsors. but once they have money from the sponsors they want to have good marketing deal deals. they want to gain as much money as possible. on the other hand they want to try their hand against dopers. there is always a risk because it could damage their image. >> well, players from an israeli football team have been chased off the pitch during a friendly match in bulgaria. playing csk on sunday. the incident happened in the first minute of stoppage time with visitors leading 1-0.
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a player was sent off for a hard tackle, but fans felt that was not enough, throwing bottles at the israeli team players and invading the pitch. one man began to hit a player in the head with a glass bottle. csk supporters, especially a group called sector g have a history of violence. >> adam goods took a leave in thfrom the sport. some say that they didn't like the way he was playing. others said that the acts were racist. he said he'll return to training on tuesday and he'll be available for the next game. american pharaoh has made a return to the track.
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the three-year-old colt has won their first race since winning the triple crowd. american pharaoh showed no signs of a tw two-month absence from competitive racing. >> australian daredevil robbie patterson is known for his stunts. but they've previously all been on land. now it's all about walking on water. he has taken his dirt bike to the waves. his bike was notified with specially-made skis and airbags. that'that's all the sport for now. >> stay with us on al jazeera. we have another full bulletin of
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