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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ from our headquarters in doha, here is what is coming up in this news hour. russian state media says debris found at the scene of the plane crash in egypt does not belong to the aircraft. a rare cyclone hits yemen bringing heavy rain and high seas. an energy crisis deepens in nepal. and we're in nigeria where a lack of money is threatening
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education for millions of children. na sport we'll be talking live to cricket legend, finding out how he hopes to turn america on to cricket. ♪ there's still confusion over what happened to the russian plane that crashed over egypt's sigh any peninsula on saturday. russian state media reporting that some debris found at the site does not belong to the jet. families of the victims have been arriving at the city morgue in st. petersburg, where the identification process is ongoing. a third plane continuing the remains of those killed will arrive later. all 224 passengers and crew died
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in that crash. peter sharp has this update. >> reporter: they have formally extended the crash site now. they are looking at an area of more than 30 square kilometers. and it's such a large area that they are using drones to try to search for more bodies and decree. they found more debris and wreckage but no more bodies today. meanwhile here in st. petersburg, the awful task of identifying the bodies is underway. they will have their dna matched with the bodies there. it's an appalling task, and when you think that there are 224 crew and passengers killed in this disaster, and they have only formally identified ten people, so it's going to be a long process.
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putin's press secretary has warned the media against trying to link the disaster with russia's operations in syria. he said this is most inappropriate. >> andrew brook is a flight safety expert joining us from london. when russia media says fragments have been found on the scene of the crash that does not belong to the plane, does this bring us any closer to finding out what happened? >> not really, it muddies the water even more. the trouble is, none of us really know, and of course it's an area where the military have control, if anybody has control. until the pieces are put together, basically put back together like a jigsaw, we really have nothing more than speculation.
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political absence -- >> what about the statement that unusual sounds were recorded in the cockpit, according to russian media from the analysis of the black boxes. what do you make of that? >> well, obviously some sort of explosion seems to have happened. whether it's decompression of the airplane, structural failure, explosion of an device, we don't know. but whatever happened there would have been quite a serious noise as it happened. something happened that was so catastrophic this thing fell out of the sky and killed everybody. >> you talk about putting the pieces of the puzzle back together, but how challenging is this investigation going to be? >> well, the good news is, it's not over the water. the worst cases are the
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airplanes that go down in the sea. this isn't one of those. the pieces are there. getting the pieces together where they can be put together in a clean scientific way, not many nations on earth can do that. but it will mean taking all of these pieces, maybe many thousands of miles where they can be reconstructed like a huge jigsaw, and this airplane is quite large. i'm surprised this thing isn't put back together in less than a couple of years assuming you can get all of the bits and pieces off of the ground >> thank you for your time. the french president is intensifying efforts to find global support for a comprehensive climate deal. he held talks with his chinese counterpart on monday.
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beijing is a key participant in the conference set to begin later this month. it's hoped that binding deal to slow the rise in global temperatures will be reached at that meeting. china is the world's largest carbon emitter, so they are essential to any successful agreement. >> translator: the climate is the biggest question facing us all. it will decide the quality of life and even life. we would like the president and myself to be able to make a declaration ahead of the up coming paris summit. this will commit both countries to a deal and be seen as the foundation of an agreement in paris. >> bob ward is with the institute on climate change, he says the agreement between china and france would be crucial for the upcoming talks. >> i think this is a tipping
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point. that's the best way to describe it, because i expect beyond this summit in paris at the end of the year, that we will see an acceleration of efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. and china and france are absolutely essential to that. this is a process that involves over 190 countries. china is the largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world, and france is a country that is managing these talks. and the five-year review process is essential to that. we saw the publication by the u.n. of their assessment of the pledges made by more than 150 countries to limit and reduce emissions, and they are not sufficient on their own to be on a path by 2030 that is consistent with the overall goal, and this process after paris with this five-year stock taking a designed to keep the pressure on countries and show
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the countries will come back every five years and show how they have increased their ambition. so it's all about the process that it is creating beyond this year, to increase am by -- am by shun. beijing is one of the most polluted cities globally, but its air is only half as toxic as new delhi. faiz jamil reports on the later efforts to clean up the air. >> reporter: most of the commercial trucks entering the capitol are carrying goods destined for other states and are merely using the city as a transit point. these trucks are responsible for nearly a third of new delhi's air pollution. added to the seasonal fall in temperature the smoggy haze can be thick this time of year, in a city with the highest concentration of small airborne
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particles. since most of these trucks go through the city to avoid paying polls outside, they have imposed a green tax on all commercial trucks as a way to cap pollution. but there has already been a problem in collecting that tax, as these toll both operators say they are not in a position to collect the tax. and having cleaner fuels throughout the country would be a much more effective method, as the green tax simply moves the pollution outside of the city, and could increase pollution if drivers are forced to drive longer distances. a rare cyclone with winds of up to 160 kilometers an hour has weakened after making landfall in yemen. it has killed three people and injured at least 200 others. the u.n. expects the storm to felt mostly in the south where
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many people are in need of little more aid because of the country's war. >> reporter: as waves crash into the sea wall, stronged withes and torrential rain flood the coast of the gulf of aden. at one point on thursday, this tropical cyclone was close to category 5 hurricane with winds of up to 250 kilometers an hour. it has since weakened but the winds were unprecedented. >> there have been on rare occasions fairly weak tropical cyclones that have moved on to the coast of yemen. the last time there was a tropical storm strength cyclone was back in 1960. >> reporter: a weaker cyclone hit yemen in 2005. that storm killed at least 180 people and left quite a lot of damage behind. this one was much stronger. coastal areas are flooded and
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forecasters are expecting flood waters to cause mud slides. >> that's a few year's worth of rain falling in just a day or two. >> reporter: it has made landfall south of the city of aden, an area under control of al-qaeda. it is no longer a cyclone. it has weakened and is dissipating as it moving towards any capitol sana'a. some worry that al-qaeda and the houthis are not equipped to handle this natural disaster. >> we have stocked our warehouses with food, with drinkable water, and we're ready to respond should the cyclone hit hard. the damages yesterday were not as big as initially foreseen, so
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we are bracing for a low impact now also for the rest of the country. >> reporter: it was also expected to impact the gulf state of oh man, but then it changed direction. but there is certain in yemen even after the storm has lost some strength. the israeli parliament has approved tougher measures against rock throwing. lawmakers voted 51-17 approving a series of amendments to israeli's criminal law. in the occupied west bank a palestinian radio station has been raided by israeli forces. it was taken offer air and shut down overnight. the israeli army has accused the station of inciting violence, but the station's director says it is violence aggression on the palestinian media. >> reporter: israeli human rights groups have described the passage of this law, which hauz
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been fast tracked through the israeli parliament as harsh, and extremely punitive. those convicted of throwing stones will now face a minimum of three years in jail and a maximum sentence of up to 15 years in prison for the offense. it also means that a judge cannot offer a suspended sentence to anyone convicted of stone throwing either. so a prison sentence is all but certain for those convicted of stone throwing. the law has also been criticized amounts to collection punishment as well with a provision involving children. children accused of the offense, while they are serving in prison, their parents will no longer be able to have access to national insurance here in israel. in the background of all of that, we have seen continued protests across the occupied west bank, and now we understand
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that a radio station in the occupied west bank city of hebron has also been closed by the israeli military, and israeli military spokesperson said the reason for that closure and the destroying of broadcasting material and equipment in that radio station was because it was broadcasting what it described as incitement. but if you speak to palestinians on the street, they say the reason they are protesting is not because of incitement, but because they are tired of living under israeli occupation and they want it to end. >> stay with us. there is much more ahead including we go to a small german village with 100 residents that is making in more than 700 refugees. ♪
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first, iraqi politician a controversial ally of the u.s. during the 2003 iraq invasion has died. he died of a heart attack at his baghdad home. he helped persuade the u.s. that saddam hussein has weapons of mass destruction, but much of what he said was evidence turned out to be false. a member of the iranian elite national guard has died. at least 14 military personnel including commanders have been killed in syria since russia began air strikes in syria. tehran denies that it sends combat troops into the country. barack obama has defended his decision to send special forces into syria, saying it is merely an extension of what they
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have already been doing. obama maintains troops won't be fighting in syria but will be working as advisors and trainers. >> we have run special ops already, and really this is just an extension of what we're continuing to do. we are not putting u.s. troops on the front lines fighting fire fights with isil, but i have been consistent throughout that we are not going to be fighting like we did in iraq with a battalions and occupations. that doesn't solve the problem. the united nations is warning if a looming crisis of statelessness for syrian refugees who have fled to lebanon, children born to syrian is president risk not being officially recognized. zana hoda has more on the growing problem of newborns who find themselves without a
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nationality. >> reporter: these children are among a new generation of stateless people. they were all born in lebanon. syrians who escaped from the war and face another crisis. she says she sees no future for her children. they don't have proper identification papers, because she first has to renew her own residency, and she doesn't have the money to do that. >> translator: living in lebanon is very difficult. i can't go out with the children because they haven't been registered. and we can't go back to syria, because i have no proof that they are mine. >> reporter: with no id's these children cannot enroll in schools and access to healthcare is hard. syrian refugees are able to register their children with the u.n., but the children risk
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becoming stateless if they don't register them with the lebanese government. but parents need proper documentation. some don't have any documentation because they entered illegally, others are too poor to pay for the paperwork, and there are many who are scared to go to the syrian embassy, because they are wanted or live in opposition-controlled areas. >> we know that 60 to 70% of parents who have had newborn babies in lebanon have not completed the necessary steps in order to ensure the rights of their child to the syrian nationality, and that's a very large number. >> reporter: there are more than a million syrian refugees in lebanon. lebanon is now treating the refugee crisis as a security issue. >> translator: their father, my son-in-law is too scared to move
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around because of the check points. my daughter just gave first to another child. it is difficult to get him papers. we need a sponsor, and to go from one government department to another. >> reporter: her grandson is among the tens of thousands of syrian refugees born in lebanon. like many others he has a future which is already threatened. the u.n. report highlights the long-term consequences for children who have stateless, they include: let's speak to leo dobbs in geneva. tell us what the unhcr is proposing to eliminate this issue of statelessness. >> well, thank you. we're proposing changes in the laws, and changes in attitudes
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basically towards stateless people and especially stateless children. we -- there are about 3 million stateless children around the world. and what we're proposing is that laws be changed so that children can be given the nationality of the country where they are born if otherwise they would be left stateless. we're also calling for women to be able to pass on their nationality to their children. on the same basis as fathers, and we're -- we're also looking for an end to laws or practices whereby nationality is withheld to children on the basis of ethnicity or gender or religion. >> so what progress has been made when you say you are calling for changes in the laws, you are calling for the changeses in attitude, what actual progress has been made with the kovments of cou
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count -- governments of countries? >> well, i think we have made a lot of progress since the start of the campaign a year ago, to end statelessness around the world by 2024, and we think it's very much doable. it just needs the will and action and many countries have -- have -- have signed up and committed themselves to trying to end statelessness by -- by that goal. in the past year, regional initiatives in latin america and west africa have got more than 40 countries committing themselves to change. >> what about countries in the middle east? we were looking at our report from our reporter in beirut who was talking about the issue of stateless children that come from syria and are now in lebanon? how much progress has been made? >> it is a big concern, of course, and in syria, our
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estimate is that more than 140,000 children have been born stateless in neighboring countries since the conflict began in 2011, and one of the problems that they cannot -- syria is -- does not allow women to pass on nationality, but a quarter of the refugee households are -- they have no father, so that leaves children born at risk of statelessness. >> okay. leo dobbs we appreciate your time with us. germany may have promised to resettle hundreds of thousands of refugees, but the mammoth effort is putting a heavy strain on europe's largest economy. and there are worries about social and cultural changes. in one area refugees are said to outnumber local residents by a
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marge of 7 to 1. >> reporter: a tiny settlement of farmers, this big disused office complex sitting uncomfortably in such a small place, was deemed ideal for 750 to live for a few months. >> translator: i'm nervous and excited, not only me, but the whole team. but that's a part of it if you take your job seriously. we're really excited about their rival tonight. we will all welcome them. >> reporter: the charity acutely aware of the politics of housing so many refugees in a village of just a hundred gave work to 40 local people, held countless townhall meetings, and hired mohammed an architect from homs to help with the design. you think this will be a nice place for the refugees to come
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for a few months? >> i think yes. it's a little bit hard because only one building and it's really big for -- and inside it a lot of people will come, but i think it will be really nice, because they will have only a short time until they go. >> reporter: elsewhere in europe no doubt this sense of being outnumbered will be met by furious residents, yet here, mostly, their minds seem far from closed. >> translator: i'm all for it. the people need a roof over their heads. the women and children need shelter and our winter is approaching. we have a lot of space. people have tried to bring in a positive atmosphere, and we are all in favor it. >> reporter: yet outside, germans are increasingly concerned that their leader has bitten off even more than she can chew. there is clearly something unsettling for many germans about the idea of 750 refugees turning up in a tiny village
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like this. so angela merkel popularity has taken a dive. her critics accuse her of what you could call humanitarian overreach, the idea that she is being far too kind to far too many people. the charity insisted on us not identifying the first refugees. but many looked absolutely shattered. but in the absence of any other european country embracing them like germany, this is home for now, and the german government has to prove it can make this work. lawrence lee, al jazeera. here is what is coming up on the news hour. shellac -- shell accused of making false claims about it clean upep -- efforts in nigeria. and we'll hear from the
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jockey that road into the history books at the melbourne cup.
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>> tough that the country gave up on me. >> look at the trauma... every day is torture. >> this is our home. >> nobody should have to live like this. >> we made a promise to these heroes... this is one promise americans need to keep.
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top stories on the al jazeera news hour. russian state media reporting that fragments have been found on the site of the plane crash in egypt that do not belong to the aircraft. there is still confusion over what brought the plane down in the sinai peninsula. nine bodies have now been identified. the french president is in china seeking support for a global climate deal. china is the world's largest carbon emitter. a rare tropical cyclone has made landfall in mainland yemen. three people were killed and at least 200 others were injured. nepal is sending fuel tankers to china in an attempt
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to ease the energy crisis. our correspondent reports. >> reporter: we're in the border between nepal and india. over there is nepal. you can see all of the police on stand by, and across the bridge, which is the no man's land is india. yesterday morning here an indian national, 22 year old, was shot by the police. onlookers have told us that the guy was caught, let go by the police, and then shot from behind the head. very disturbing accounts are coming out. these people on the other side are on the no man's land. that's the friendship bridge between nepal and india. and they have been standing here for over a month protesting against nepal's new constitution, which they say
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disadvantages them. this is the main trade point between nepal and india, and all essentials come from here, more than 50% of nepals entire imports come from this area. and kathmandu and the rest of the country has really felt the pinch from this border closure, protesters were chased away in the morning. some 200 trucks managed to go across to inkorea, but none of the trucks from india have come from nepal? we have just been told to get away from here by the protesters, people from the other side of the border are also coming to this protest site because they are angry against the -- against the killing of one of their own, and we also
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have taken positions just in case things flair up. it looks like both sides are preparing for the worst-case scenario, and things could get ugly. >> a nepali journalist and blogger says that india is responsible for the blockade. >> india is conducting the blockade. india is the monopoly supplier of fuel to nepal. aviation, diesel, and gas for cooking. besides that, india controls almost all access into kneeal. the tibetan route is very dangerous and it was destroyed in the earthquake. so nepal is india bound and india blocked. the world needs to know there is
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a problem within nepal, regarding the dissatisfaction with the constitution by certain segments, and that has to be sorted out within nepal, within a democratic process. the political parties that were in the constitution are now in parliament. they are conducting talks with activists and with the politicians, and yes, my understanding is that there are enough room for compromise, and enough room for discussion between the forces. >> the future for controversial oil pipeline that would run from canada to the u.s. gulf coast is in doubt. the company has asked the u.s. to suspend its permit application for the project. critics say the project is bad for the environment. the $8 billion project has had little support from the obama administration. so under current plans the
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keystone xl pipeline would run from alberta canada to a u.s. city in nebraska where it would connect to an existing pipeline. the route would be almost a 2,000 kilometer's long crossing it would move around 830,000 barrels of crude oil a day. an expert on u.s. canada relations says transcanada is trying to improve its chances of getting the project approved. >> the fear is that environmental activists who have focused on this pipeline so much will convince president obama to veto the pipeline. they have already convinced hillary clinton to come out against the pipeline. so for the canadians waiting may increase their odds of getting a positive response from washington. the oil company shell has been accused of making false
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claims about its cleanup in nigeria. shell says since the report was released only on tuesday morning, it's difficult to verify and respond to the detailed claims made. our correspondent has more from the capitol. >> reporter: this all right by amnesty focuses on four oil spills. they say that the impact of all of this has been devastating on communities in the region, especially in the areas of the economy. of course you can imagine people in the area rely heavily on farming and access to fresh water to clean air and clean land. what al-maliki -- amnesty are saying is that the impact of the spills have had a devastating
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effect, and shell has failed to implementment the finding of the united nations report published in 2011 in which companies like shell were told that they must clean up these areas. shell say they have done some cleanup, but the findings today in the amnesty report point to something quite different. parents in nigeria say a lack of funding is damaging the quality of free public education. with more than 10 million children out of school, experts are predicting a crisis in the years to come. >> reporter: like many girls her age, her dream is to be a doctor. she came to this private school to chase that dream, because her parents can afford it. >> this school has the good facilities of [ inaudible ] my own ambitions. >> reporter: at a public school her friend is also chasing a similar dream, but she has a
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tougher challenge because of her parents financial standing. >> they can't afford to do it for me. and i'm happy for it. because they try all of their best to see that i'm educated. >> reporter: but our parents would rather see her in a private school. facilities in public schools are either overstretched or non-existent. this is called a model public school, but it's clear the facilities aren't as good as the private sector. poor funding and repeated strike action by teachers have damaged schools in much of nigeria. in some areas classes are held out in the open under trees. basic education in nigeria is free, yet students still pay fees one way or another. some experts suggest that government should [ inaudible ] gifted students so they can take up places in private schools
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which are less populated. >> it's difficult to equate the quality of education. whereby in the public sector you have [ inaudible ] classroom, where in the private sector we don't have more than 25 to 30. >> reporter: officials blame long term neglect of education. >> it's a systemic problem. we are just talking about terms of relativities, honestly. but indeed there are a few private schools that are exceptional, just like you have some exceptional public schools. >> reporter: but the quality of education even in exceptional public schools dropping, which means students whose parents can continue to send their children to private cools will continue to have an edge over public school students. south korea's government has pushed through a controversial
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plan to introduce state-authored history books in schools. the ruling party says the current system is undermined by biased left-leaning textbooks. but the decision has been met with wide-spread opposition. >> reporter: to hold a protest outside of a government building in seoul, you call it a press conference, and there are several going on at the moment. these are people opposed to the government's plans to bring in its own history textbook, so correct the way that history is taught to young people in this country. there has been the requisite period for judging public opinion, the protest has gotten big, but the government says it is going ahead as planned. >> translator: we shall not teach our precious children with these biased textbooks anymore. we should make a correct textbook that is based on facts
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and serves the values of the constitution. >> reporter: there are eight books approved by the government, but privately produced, and the government says seven of those eight are biased. the critics of the government's position will include opposition parties. they include university lecturers and teachers. they say the government is trying to desort history of a glassed-over version of some of the authoritarian leaders, and their links to the japanese, including the father of the current president. >> translator: these textbooks are written in compliance with the government's guidance subject to the government's review. even now the government has plenty of power to influence their content.
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>> reporter: this has been the dominant issue for the last few weeks. there are legal teams talking about possible court challenges. also more than half of the education educational superintendents are talking about promoting their own textbook no matter what the government says. it demonstrates how polarized between left and right south korea is right now. the imprisonment of a former leader was politically motivated and illegal, that's what a u.n. bodies says. he was convicted of sodomy for the second time in just under ten years. he started serving a five year prison term in february. malaysia's government insist this was a criminal case brought by a private individual. i'm daniel lack in
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saskatchewan, this area has seen many villages die as farming changes. but around it seems to me what is called an eco village, a place that is thriving, economically and environmentally. and we'll be speaking live with cricket legend about expanding the sport in the united states. that's coming up. stay tuned. ♪
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small rural communities were once the backbone of canada's agricultural sector. but today many are struggling to
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survive as farming methods change and young people love to cities. daniel lak reports on one village that is using green technology to attract new residents and stay alive. >> reporter: claire built a house of clay, stone, and straw. it draws its power from wind and sun, she raises vegetables and fish to eat, and runs a hydroponic business. >> the interesting thing about this spot is it's an eco village, which is attempting to be completely sustainable. the rest of the inhabitants here are tending to be off grid. >> this guy built his foundation with a pickax and a shovel. >> reporter: brent is a cofounder of the eco village of craig, his neighbor lives in a
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chipping container. his home, also a business, a boarding school, manages to be comfortable and environmentally sustainable. >> this whole place exists because rural saskatchewan is dying. >> reporter: burying a house in the ground to keep it warm in winter and cool in summer is something they used to do more than a hundred years ago. but the eco village, what they want to do is use whatever means they need to, to get people back into on the countryside. once farm families drove on these streets, but farming changed, younger people moved away, schooled closed down then businesses and finally, entire villages. >> more technology in agriculture, more chemicals,
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more pesticides, more productivity, this push of people out of the countryside that comes from agriculture. >> reporter: but craig is growing, and not just in its eco village. but for brent the reason is obvious. >> it is more than just the houses you build and the energy you put in here. it becomes the food you eat. the travel you do, it becomes all of these things which are part of that 100%. that's what brought us out here. >> reporter: all around the rolling prairie landscape, where much of the world's food is still grown, but by fewer and fewer people, coaxing them to live here again is a challenge, but one they are meeting in this community at least. now it's time for the sports news with suna. >> thank you very much. german police have raided the headquarters of the football
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investigation, investigating allegations of tax evasion. last month the world cup winner as a coach and player took responsibility for agreeing to the $7 million payment, and admitted was a mistake. but he and his football association deny the money was a bribe, and say the cash was handed over to fifa to secure additional funding for the tournament. the champions league returns on tuesday, 2014 winners real madrid take on their opponent in group a. >> reporter: two men under a little bit of pressure right now. united have won just one of their last six games. the last three have ended in 0-0
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draws. rooney has scored just once in his last seven matches. it has left a few question marks against his name. and united haven't got too many options in terms of changes. it means once again that [ inaudible ] will probably be asked to play on the left. they are up against what is a pretty decent side this evening. unbeaten in the last ten days, 7 wins and 3 draws in that time. they came here to manchester at this stage last year, and beat manchester city. they came here six years and drew 3-3, but they really should have won. so they will cause united one or two problems tonight. chelsea manager insists he still does have the support of his senior players. the champions have already lost
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six games this season. but he says the team remains united. >> you are accusing them of dishone dishonesty. if i accuse you to be dishonest, a dishonest journalist, i think you would be very, very upset and probably you'd take legal action. for the first time ever female jockey has won the world east richest handicap horse race. it has $4.5 million in prize money up for grabs. >> reporter: this is the moment michelle became the first female jockey in 155 years to win this prestigious horse race. >> i laid in bed and thought
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about it, it's unbelievable, a dream come true. this horse is awesome. >> reporter: her horse started the day a 100-1 outsider of the melbourne cup. payne was the only female rider in a 24-strong field and only the fifth ever to compete in a race that stops a nation. the horse has battled injuries throughout his career. but the six-year-old still managed to hold off max dynamite, and criterion, to win the two-mile race. >> what an incredible moment. an incredible moment indeed. this famous racing family in australia. >> i'm so glad to win the melbourne cup, and hopefully it
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will help female jockeys to get more of a go. >> in the years to come, i think this story will be one at the top of the list. >> reporter: the prince's owner originally paid around $21,000 u.s. dollars for the horse, now they take home $2.5 million in prize money, and with michelle payne as their jockey, a slice of history. indian cricket great has faced many tough tests during his career, but his latest project is one of his most ambitious. he is looking to turn america on to cricket. they are headlining a series of exhibition games with the first coming up in new york city field stadium on saturday. they will also play matches in houston and los angeles.
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the captain achieved so much in his 24-year career, including being the only player to score centuries, scoring over 34,000 runs. he has a huge global following of 8 million people follow him on twitter, and his facebook page has more than 24 million likes. but if he is well-known in the united states, well let's ask the man himself, the little master joins us now live from new york. good to have you on the show, so are you getting recognized in the states, and is there much public awareness of you in the game of cricket? >> pleasure to be here on your show. yes, there are people who -- who recognize us.
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cricket is the second-most popular sport in the world. though it's played in very few countries, but a lot of people follow it. there are areas where you can recognize, and there are places where you don't. so it's nice to have that freedom as well, but people are looking forward to -- to witnessing cricket all-star matches which will be played here soon in america. >> as you know, cricket is a very complicated and long game, how are you planning to sell it to an american audience? >> it's not a complicated game. >> for me it is. >> and the normal version is not going to played in america. we are going to play the shortest version of cricket. it lasts for three hours, and it is full of action, full of excitement, players are agile, dynamic, and invariably the
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finishes are really close, so towards the end of the game, literally each and every ball matters, so the spectator's involvement towards the end is incredible. the -- the -- the surprises are also there, and each home run as you call it in baseball, matters a lot. and that changes the momentum of the game. >> recently you were at the world series. do you think cricket can ever hope to compete with baseball in the u.s.? >> we are not here to compete with any other sport. baseball is -- is an incredible sport. and so is cricket. you know, we're not here making comparisons. and by -- by, you know, comparing one another, i think you are running one sport down,
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and as much as i know about america as a country, i think they are a sports-loving nation. they embrace sports, different sports, and that is something that we are expecting as well. cricket all-stars plan to play in america because americans are known to be very sporty persons, and -- and if -- if cricket gets big here, it will be extremely satisfying. what we want to do is -- is globalize cricket, and it's starting from america, we have the backing of icc. i think that's -- that means a lot to us. we -- i -- for the last 24 years that i have played i have played under the umbrella of icc, and bcci, so it's not to have both of them backing us. to globalize sport is our dream and our vision, and it starts from america, but we are not here to compete with any other sport. we are here to popularize
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cricket, and encourage americans to pick up a cricket back alongside a baseball bat. >> this tournament is all about t-20. are you convinced cricket has a future as well. >> best cricket will always be at the top, and for test cricket you require a lot of things. you need to have vision, planning, and then ability to execute your plans and to understand when to slow down and when to press the pedal hard and accelerate. you know, so in t-20 format, the game moves very quickly. and you have to keep up with the pace of the game, so that is the difference between test cricket and t-20. people are going to enjoy it without any doubt, but for me test cricket will also be number 1. >> thank you very much for
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