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>> welcome to the al jazeera news hour. to the stories. the next generation is watching world leaders who are urged to agree on a meaningful deal in a conference in paris. >> if there was no violation there wouldn't be such a crisis today. >> turkey's prime minister refuses to apologize for the shooting down of a fighter jet. a message of reconciliation
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in a conflict zone. pope francis preaches peace in the central african republic. we'll have all your sport, including... [ haka ] >> new zealand gives jonah lomu a traditional farewell in auckland's eden park. >> the u.s. president has called for a meaningful deal at the u.n. climate conference in paris. barack obama said that the next generation is watching. negotiators at the conference known as cop 21 will create a deal to prevent disastrous climate change. 150 heads of state and
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government are attending this opening day of talks. in total 25,000 official delegates are hoping to secure an accord for every country to cut carbon admission. this needs to come into effect in 2020 when current commitments from the kyoto protocol runs out. nick, comparing where we are today with denmark in 2009, there does seem to be an awful lot of positive momentum from day one here. >> nobody wants to go there, nobody wants a repeat of copenhagen now. normally all these negotiators have come at the begin to go these proceedings a boost, a momentum. let's get a flavor of what some have been saying.
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we'll here from xi jinping, but first we'll hear from barack obama first of all. >> i've come here personally as leader of of the world's largest economy and second largest committer, we recognize our role in creating this problem, we embrace our responsibility to do something about it. >> it is imperative to respect differences among countries especially developing countries in domestic policies, capacity building and economic fluketure. infrastructure. >> we have mary robinson here on climate change. good to see you, mary, thank you for joining us. what do you make of what you have heard so far? >> it's very positive, and i'm quite hopeful that we'll get an
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climate agreement. when i listen to what heads of state are saying, i wish they would make sure that their perspective is handed down to their delegations. climate justices have been mentioned several times by leaders, and they're saying question really need to stay as much below 2 degrees as possible, maybe 1.5, this is all good to hear, but we don't see there in the negotiations. i hope that heads of state before they leave will say now, what i say is what i mean, and make it happen. >> do you think they will? >> that's my problem. if i was to take--if this is the way it's going to be it would be wonderful. but there may be a bit of public relations, leaders have come, and people have written very good speeches for them, and i'm much more interested in seeing what will be agreed. i am hopeful that we know what
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needs to happen. it will not be ambitious enough, but it will put us on the right pathway. >> do you think it will end up being a weak agreement? >> i think it will end up being an agreement that probably won't seize anybody too much, but it will have elements in it that is very important. i hope it will be a commitment to a long-term goal, five-year reviews. there will be less damage and more adaptation, and we will understand that the agreement itself is part of a whole series of things. i had a meeting today where the governments pledged 248 million more to the least developed fund, which is good, but it does not cover all the approved grants for the least developed countries. at the last minute countries are scrambling to be nice and to do the right thing, but i think we
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need to change the narrative and realize that we need the solidarity with developing countries to make this happen. >> one more very briefly, legally binding. these two words is a struggle here because it's very difficult to see how it can be when the united states won't accept it as legally binding. >> i'm seeing a lot of papers. the agreements that go before congress and the agreements that don't, and it's quite interesting. there are agreements that you would think have to go before congress and didn't. we know that obama has a real problem. we all know it. we cannot come out of here without at least the binding to a commitment to be more ambitious by five-year reviews, and that these developed countries do more to cut their emissions. because we're not on course for a safe world. 2.7% up to 3% is dangerous. it's not good news. it's bad, bad news. and so you know, we have an
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opportunity to start a process. that's the first step. as long as we're honest we'll get there. >> the beginning of the road. mary robinson, thank you very much. we appreciate it very much. we're talking about china, very important player in all of this, and one big issue that they have--let's here from adrian brown. >> china is a grim place in winter. more so now because the air quality in this industrial city has been ranked the worst in china, which makes it among the worst in the world. in the first five months of this year, it had just 167 days when the air quality was considered good by the country's environmental watchdog. >> the air was very good before. when i was a kid the sky was very blue. but now the smog is very
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serious. >> in the old days the winter was very cold, but you could still see the sun. now you can barely see it. >> and the sun was struggling to shine on the day we visited. government leaders have this year declared a war on pollution. and have already made some painful decisions here. >> the central government shut this factory to curb pollution. now we need to find a new location for the factory. >> more than 3,000 men and women lost their jobs when the government ordered this plant to close back in may. it had been one of the regions biggest producers of polyester but also one of the biggest polluters. pollution in this city is a sensitive issue. but there are signs that they're trying to clean up its act and reinvent itself. it has been designated a low carbon city, a hub for green
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technology, home to the world's largest maker of solar panels. >> we have made a great contribution to the economy. we have more than 20,000 employees and have created many working opportunities for working people. >> the technologies not totally clean though because solar manufacturing needs large amounts of coal-powered fire from the grid to make theseness. >> we need electricity to make our products. the electricity is generated through coal. but we properly handle the waste water and the emissions. >> a start has been made here, but china's transition to a green economy is likely to be a long one. adrian brown, al jazeera,
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southeast china. >> the people that you meet here, the expertise and talents from the likes of mary thomas. >> i'm here to support a project which is designed to bring the best scientists in the world together to solve the problems of distributing, gathering and storing power from non-polluting sources. and to do so at a price which under cuts how much it costs to produce energy from coal. so at a blow you simply stop carbon pollution by leaving coal in the ground. that applies to nations of all kinds. >> zero carbon is an issue, and they're talking about getting there by 2050. do you think its realistic.
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>> i think the global apollo project is totally realistic. you work out a road map to see what the problems are, to divide up the problems and work them, to do that within 10 years. if you can put a man on the moon in ten years, the world's scientists ought to be able to solve these problems. on1/5,000 comes from the sun every day. we have all the power that we need. that's not beyond human possibility. >> that's extraordinary. you in your lifetime, you've traveled the world, you've seen all its beauty, diversity and natural wonder. how serious--i know you're not a specific expert in this, but how serious do you think that the state of the planet is right now? >> it's serious, indeed. we're moving towards that
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2-degree things. 2 degrees rise in the temperatures of the oceans will kill a whole proportion of the fish that we know now. they won't be able to survive. the coral reefs will disappear. a high proportion of the population depend upon fish. more and more for their succes sustenance. it is really appalling. >> one of the many fascinating points that we've heard at this conference. thank you. >> thank you. coming up here on the al jazeera news hour pop to israeli teena teenagers are convicted of killing an israeli boy but there is no verdict yet for the alleged ringleader of the plot. athe protests against an officer who shot an unarmed
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block teen begins. >> turkey's prime minister has refused to apologize for the shooting down of that russian jet on tuesday. but he did express regret and welcomed dialogue. he spoke after a meeting with the nato secretary general in brussels. >> the responsibility of the incident on the 24th of november does not rest with turkey by answer means. we have no intense whatsoever to escalate the situation. we are ready to talk at every level in order to prevent further serious cases on turkish-syrian border. i underline turkish-syrian border. not the border of other countries.
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>> we have more from istanbul. >> turkey may be handing out an olive branch to the russians in saying it is willing to talk. but moscow has rejected talks between vladimir putin and turkish president erdogan on the sidelines at the summit in paris. they say there will be no talks until turkey apologizes for downing that russian jet. they said they're not going to apologize for doing their job, and he seemed to have the backing of the nato secretary general in saying that as well. the sanctions that russia is threatening, they'll start to bite in january. we understand that there are 90,000 turkish workers in russia. their work permits will not be renewed and they'll have to come back. agriculture product also not come from russia. these are arrangements that will end for turks wanting to go to russia, and the expected holiday booking period for the summer that starts when russians start
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booking their package holidays. it looks likely that will be severely impacted. there will be no packaged tours. they took a hit with the falling value of the ruble, but now they won't be able to holiday in summer unless there are discussions held between moscow and turkey before the end of the year. >> activists have accused russia of carrying out an attack, a warning that some may images in this report disturbing. >> one day after the other they kept coming. people in the syrian town had to bury multiple bodies in one grave after dozen mrs. killed in an airstrike on sunday. they had to use an excavator to dig a hole big enough to bury all the bodies. >> we could not count the dead,
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but some people were torn to shred. we put three to five bodies in each bag. >> the area was bombarded repeatedly. people here blame russia for the attacks. >> it is the largest market in the city. the russian airstrikes left 44 people killed and 70 injured. people here are bread winners and want to make a living. there was a large gathering from the countryside as they came here for shopping. >> and idlib province was not the only place hit. this man was looking for his daughter, who he said was studying in the house. while after activist was filming, another airstrike. it's not clear how many first responders and civilians were killed in the second attack. syrian opposition and it's allies accuse russia of carrying out attacks to support bashar
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al-assad, whose government said its targeting isil, but many civilians are being killed. they say more strikes have hit. in idlib syrians are used to picking themselves up after attacks. but many born during this conflict are too young to understand why grownups can't stop fighting. [ crying ] al jazeera. >> at least 18 people were killed in violence in fallujah in iraq. five civilians were killed by shelling blamed on the iraqi army. shortly after a car bomb killed 13 iraqi soldiers at a checkpoint. in nearby ramadi the army is telling residents to leave immediately in ahead of an offens offensive to retake the
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area. >> this area had a breakthrough when they took a key palestine bridge, a connecting supply route between ramadi and mosul, and now isil are effectively cut into two and cannot reinforce their fight necessary ramadi. now they're going into neighborhoods slowly and methodically trying to kill those neighborhoods of isil fighters. this operation has been a year in the making. and president hyder al abadi has often blamed the heat and airstrikes. they have weakened isil forces and now iraqi forces are going in. what we're being told any civilians still trapped in ramadi are able to leave as long as they wave a white flag. we haven't seen anybody waving
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white flags, nor are there reports of anybody able to leave, but it will be seen as a very key victory in the fight against isil particularly in anbar province. >> two israeli men were convicted of killing a palestinian teenager last year. he was kidnapped and then burned alive. a third suspect, the alleged ringleader, has yet to be convicted. >> an insanity plea in the last hour. this is the man accused of masterminding the killing of a teenager. he arrived in court on monday morning. the two minors accused long side him from found guilty of murder. now they'll assess ben david's state of mind at the time. >> we're surprised at this last-minute insanity plea. it's manipulation. he can't get away with this crime which he reenacted in detail for the police.
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we don't believe he's insane. the crime was well planned. >> this is footage from the kidnapping last year. the three israelis took the 16-year-old from his neighborhood in occupied east jerusalem. they beat him and burned him alive in a forest. after their arrest they told israeli security services they did it in retaliation for the murder of three israeli settlers the month more. before. it was a spiral of violence that many believe sparked the israe israel-palestine war last summer. it has taken a year and a half for this verdict, but the questions remain will the ringleader be found guilty and how will they be sentenced.
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they believe israelis who commit crimes against palestinians are hardly punished. whatever decision is reached it could have a direct impact on an already tense situation on the ground. stephanie dekker in occupied jerusalem. >> votes are being counted in burkina faso with results expected in the next coming hours. hundreds of thousands turned out to cast their ballot. al jazeera with the latest now. >> we are of the national center where the commission is busy receiving the results from the 127 polling centers across the country. they have the results.
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>> it's a very slow process because of the poor communication, in this vast country. results are coming in 45 different provinces, but they will be able to declare the results as soon as they get to that part of the country. this will be the first peaceful power in burkina faso's history,
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and it will be democracy for the people of burkina faso who have had their politics dominated by one man for three decades. before this country had only been ruled except for the six years by military rulers. the country has experienced six military coups since 1960, so it is a big deal. and they say the turn out was very high in most areas. and they say for the first time many people in burkina faso is voting for the first time because in past election there is was voter apathy because they considered the election already won. >> pope francis has wrapped up his three-nation, five-day, african tour. hit's the pontiff's first visit
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to an active war zone. >> under intense security, pope francis will meet muslim leaders. the neighbor is surrounded by armed christian groups. speaking inside of a mosque he calls for both communities to unite. researcchristians and muslims have lived peacefully for many years. together we say no to hatred. >> many say that the pope's visit is important. years of division in central african republic has descended into a conflict that has divided communities and religious lines, and the violence has forced many people from their homes. >> god willing that they listen to what the pope says.
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he is a servant of god. if we listen peace will return. >> this is the final leg of the tour that has taken the pope through three counties. >> to all those who make unjust use of the weapons of the world, arm yourself with righteousness. >> never before has the head of the roman catholic church visited an active zone. >> you're watching the news hour. it's off limits to journalists, but al jazeera finds out what life is like at a prison in papua new guinea. and tapping into gold. and in sports, one of the
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basketball's all-time greats announces he's going to retire at the end of the season.
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>> welcome back. you're a watching the news hour. the u.s. president has called for a meaningful deal at the u.n. climate conference in paris. taking part of intense negotiations they're aiming for an agreement to limit global warming to 2 degrees celsius. turkey refuses to apologize for the shooting down of the russian plane, but they have welcomed dialogue with moscow. two israelis were found guilty of killing a palestinian teenager last year.
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the teen had been burned alive. china, u.s. and india account for 40% of all emissions. people in canada, the u.s. and russia emits more than twice the global average, and india's per capita emissions are about a third of the global average. al jazeera's white house correspondent patty culhane traveled to the summit. why would barack obama not want to accept a legally binding document. >> they've been fighting behind the scenes to make sure that that does not happen. but the point we were making about the u.s. china and india, very clear that the u.s. wanted to send a possession. obviously the president sees that key to any sort of agreement. you're right, behind the scenes the u.s. does not want this to
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be legally binding. the french president fran├žois hollande said that it has to be. but here's the reason why, if it is called a treaty, then the president needs to send it to the u.s. senate, and two-thirds of the senate has to agree to the deal. if that is not going to happen if you look at republican politicians or voters who do not believe that climate change is real or that it will have impact in their lifetime. they say that aspecters of the deal will be legally binding. how that works they have not been able to detail. they'll talk about that behind the scenes, but it does bring up the question if congress does not put his stamp of approval on it, can they just change it. >> what we have seen back in the united states is that there is a growing recognition on the part of the american people that it is important for the united states to use our influence around the globe to do something
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important to protect the planet. the second thing that is important, four years of skeptics of climate change political accept that it would be foolish in the united states to impose steps that would cut carbon pollution because they wouldn't have the desired impact if the rest of the world is not willing to do along with it. >> interesting that you're talking to us about the next president. we now have mr. obama, a second-term president. his power drips away in that term. the election is next year. is there a sense that he can or cannot offer guarantees of success here? >> he's saying that he can, but in reality it is not clear how he does that. we're going to be talking to senior administration officials. we're going to be asking them that question. if you look at the stat state of the votes, and you look at
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presidential candidates, hillary clinton is likely to keep in place what the president wants to do, cutting emissions in the next eight years. she wants to continue that effort. so do the other democratic candidates. if you look at the republican candidates there is more than ten of them, the vast majority say that climate change is not real. the one who said that humans could be effecting the climate kay it is not worth it to effect the economy to do anything about it. if the next president is a republican, it is likely that they'll throw out any executive agreement that the president makes here. >> patty, thanks very much. why other scientists concerned about global warming and what causes it? >> our measure of global temperatures are compared to that of pre-industrial levels. that is what temperature was before 1880 when we started pouring vast amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. currently the temperature is 1 degree higher and it's rising
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fast. it is all cured since 1998. 2015 is expected to be the warmest of all. one degree doesn't sound very much, but it's half the value that scientists believe is manageable. two degrees will cause droughts, floods, and severe storms. now it is thought that humans could cope with this level of extreme change, but some plants and animals won't be so lucky, and they could be lost forever. sadly, a two degree rice is at the lower of what is expected by the year 2100. we could see a rise of 4 degrees to 5 degrees, and this is likely to result in irreversible and catastrophic effects with drought and heat waves with crop failure and water shortage. as the world is heating up, so are the oceans. sea levels are rising.
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by the year 2100 as the oceans expand sea levels will rise between 80 centimeters and 2 meters. this would spell disaster to many of the coastal cities of the world. >> we move on. a judge in papua new guinea will decide if a prison set up is legal. the jail was created to hold people seeking asylum in australia. human rights groups have complained of how detainees are treated. >> journalists and cameras are banned but by boat you can get close to the regional processing center that is more accurately a prison for a thousand men is right on the coast. the refugees locked inside want to talk. some have bribed cleaners and guards for phones. what you hope is going to happen? >> i have learned that there is not such a hope.
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this word is deleted from my vocabulary. i have seen people who were religious before but now are atheists say that if there would have been a god we would have been saved by now. we are human, we're not animals. >> the prison was established as a deterrent as was another for families. people taking boats seeking asylum would be turned around at sea or deported to poorer pacific countries without no prospect of ever living in australia. the policy worked. the boats have almost entirely stopped coming to australia. but the legacy is that people are still locked up in there more than two years after arriving on australian soil. we did manage to drive past security guards and through the facility. those we've talked to say conditions inside are terrible. in the past prisoners have sewn
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their lips together in protest. outsiders broke in and beat one man to death. about 50 men have been released, they live in this nearby transit center. it's still guarded but they can leave and walk to the local town. but so far only one man has left the island all together. he was an engineer in iran. he said he fled after uncovering corruption. an australian friend bought him a plane ticket t, and now he's about to start a low-paying job. >> i'm happy that i was able to live here. i'm getting out of a terrible situation to now a bad situation. at the moment i'm in a bad situation. >> papua new guinea is poor with too much crime. many hope the court will go their way if they find their imprisonment unconstitutional. >> we're asking for the release of all asylum seekers.
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second, we're asking the australian government to compensate them. >> australia's government has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on papua new guinea to take its refugees. they say it's been worth t but those locked up don't see it quite the same way. >> now people in the pakistani city of islamabad are voting in local elections. this is the first time they've gone to the poles since 1979. it means that they'll have local representation rather than being governed by the interior ministry. we have kamal hyder with more. >> for the first time in the history of islamabad the people are coming out to participate in the local government elections. the last time such elections were held was back in 1979, and that was only in the rural areas. back then the population of
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islamabad was under half a million. but today it has grown to almost 2 million. the people will be electing their mayors and deputy mayors who will then sit on islamabad metropolitan cooperation. that means these people will have a greater say as to what happens in their neighborhoods and their localities. >> the people who are contesting these elections are people from our own communities. who know better about hour problems and can fight for our rights. >> these elections are important because we elect people from within our own community. the people who are elected for national and provincialal assembles don't know about our problems. >> importantly the political parties are also participating. but the people of islamabad are experiencing a new trend that they, too, will have a greater say in what happens within their city. this is, after all, a country
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which is deeply divided. something that you can see from the various political patterns. but it is also a sign of strength that the people can participant in choosing their elected representatives to saul their problems. >> okay, let's take a live update on a moving story coming to us out of the u.s.a. a trial of one of the six u.s. police officers charged with the death of freddie gray has begun in baltimore. the 25-year-old black man's death sparked protests against police brutality. gray died of spinal injuries a week after his arrest. john terrett is live for us in baltimore. why is it just one person today? >> hello, peter, welcome to al jazeera, by the way. the history goes all the way bac back to april when a man called freddie gray was transported by police. a week later he died.
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there was rioting in the city. lots of african-american property was damaged. six police officers were then charged with freddie gray's death. i can't tell you how exhort it is in the united states for any police officer to be charged with this kind of alleged crime. today the first of six individual court cases comes up. it is the beginning of a trial of one of the officers, william g. porter, and his jury is being selected at the moment. the judge is deciding who to put on the 12-person jury with four alternates. this could go on for several days. and the case itself when it starts. when it finally starts, peter, could last many weeks. >> it sounds as if the city could be on edge.
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>> yes, i would say that's a very fair assessment. the reason for that is after the terrible rioting we saw earlier this year the city is anxious to prevent any kind of rioting to begin. the police have set up various squads to deal with any protest he is who try to break up the city. now the case against officer porter is going to be difficult to prove. he's charged with a range of issues including the big one, manslaughter, but remember he's one of six officers who was in theory supposed to have a duty of care towards their suspect freddie gray. the question the jury is going to have to answer was it a crime that the officer did not ensure that freddie gray was not strapped into the back of the
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police wagon where he received his life-threatening injuries. the defense is going to say it's a new law, it's not universally applied across the city, and some of those police wagons don't have seat belts in them and they'll argue that freddie gray contributed to his own death by banging around violently and aggressively in the back of the police wagon. it's selection day today. it is going to go along a lot longer in baltimore. there are six individual trials, and this is the first one. >> thank you very much. still to come on this program, the iaaf suspend three of the most powerful men in kenyan athletics over corruption allegations. and how this skier opened the new season in canada with a bang. we have more with jo in just a
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few minutes.
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>> welcome back. india trying to convert massive amounts of gold held privately into new funding for the economy. it began to issue gold-backed bonds today but the indian people don't seem impressed with idea. >> gold is big business in india. it's used in daily life and on special occasions. as security and a sign of
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prosperity. now the government wants some of that wealth to be put into the financial system. it has created several new mechanisms for deposits of gold. but people here will need some persuading to hand over this precious of melts. even those who think it is a good idea. >> it sounds good but most people don't know about it. we'll only put our gold in if we believe our family will benefit from it. >> gold holds a special significance i in indian culture. >> here they want to be able to touch and feel gold in their and and be able to see it. it's not just gold. people take special care of their gold and there is a tradition of mothers passing cold down to their daughters. >> that's why they believe some of the new gold programs have not caught on.
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getting indians to part with their gold has not been easy. the other gold programs having a luke warm reception, but they plan to convert the country's private gold wealth into money for the economy because of the penalty benefits. >> indian temples and homes hold an estimated 20,000 metric tons of gold worth $800 billion. the analysts say if even a fraction of that is put in the financial system could make india one of the top economies and fund roads. >> the regular bank department rate is 7% to 8%. but the gold deposit rate is 2% to 5%. that's too low. if it was higher maybe the scheme would be successful. the government wants people to convert ornaments into 24
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carats. it seems that the government has not made these calculations before launching the scheme. that's why it is not working. >> any gold being deposited would first have to be melted down and processed at the owner's expense. that and widespread ignorance about the gold programs means that most people are not able to weigh the benefits to themselves or to the country. >> okay, there we are. time for sports news with jo. >> thank you very much. in the last hour the head of athletics in kenya has been suspended by the iaaf for six months as they evaluating allegations of doping and corruption. three co top officials were banned by the governing body. search more were named two days ago. kenyan athletes staged protests demanding that the leader resign
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from his position, they're accused of siphoning off sponsorship money from m nike, they deny the allegation. in addition to the complaints surrounding doping an, there last year qatar won the hos right to host the championships. and they have yet to comment on the claim. thousands have turned out in new zealand to remember one of rugby's eve greatest ever players. we have reports from auckland. >> a big send off for a big man.
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jonah lomu's coffin was brought to auckland's eden park. >> there was never a player like jonah, and there will never be another like limb. >> the former all black died from an cardiac arrest at the age of 40. he had just returned from supporting the all black successful cup campaign and it is believed that a blood clot on his lung from the long flight caused his death. lomu became famous as the youngest all black when 19 years old. >> when he got the ball in his
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hands, he was devastated. >> when you're 6'5", 160 keel lows and you're fast and you have all that power, that set him apart. >> lomu is credited for being rugby's first-ever global superstar. >> there was no doubt that jon jonah's performance at that rugby cup was the catalyst for the game turning professional later that year. >> but just months after the 1995 world cup campaign he was diagnosed with a rare and serious kidney disease. despite his illness, lomu played 63 all all black tests. lifted by heartfelt performances by students from lomu's former
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schools. he leaves behind a wife and two young sons and a sporting-mad nation who will sorely miss him. >> former new zealander cricketer will face jail time for match fixing. the concerns of corruption in the sport remain, and lee wellings has more. >> cricket is as vulnerable to cheating as ever. while athletics and football have been torn apart by corruption, cricketers are increasingly having play going to the courtroom. found not guilty of perjury, cleared of telling lies in london's high court and successfully sued an indian cricket chief. >> a case like this, i don't really think there is any winners. it's been held for everybody
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involved. >> a succession for high profile cricketers including current new zealand cap tan brandon mccallum were witnesses as he was accused of arranging teammates to cheat for him. winning $143,000 in damages, but the ipl itself has been dogged by corrupt practices with entire franchises being banned from competing in cricket's most glamorous and lucrative events. >> betting over there is illegal. so there are no legal markets with any sort of safeguards in place. there are millions and millions of dollars at stake here. you know, this goes right to the top. >> the court in london was also the scene for the infamous moment in cricket history, the jailing of three pakistani
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cricketers in 2011 for spot fixing, manipulating parts of the game. they were caught by an elaborate up in sting, but the overwhelming suspicion is that others have just been more lucky to escape the same fate. >> the cheating came at lord's cricket ground referred to as the home of cricket. but the spirit of cricket has seemingly been taken over by the illegal gambling that the unique format provides. perhaps the hope for cleaner cricket is that the players themselves are able to police it. lee wellings, al jazeera, london. >> one of the nba's all-time greats kobe bryant announced he'll retire at the end of the season. in his 19-year professional career he has won five championships and sits third on the list of all-time lead
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scorers. also winning two olympic golds with the u.s. olympic basketball team. >> if i wasn't getting emotional about it i would be lying. it's different internally than when you voice it. it's out there. it's a certain level of finality to it that adds a little more. >> i watched the last three years. we watched the last three years with serious injuries and having to come back when most players would not come back. so it's hard to describe in two or three minutes, but he's a winner, and he came into this league with an unprecedented desire to compete and get better and be the best. and he remains that exact same person today. >> well, the golden state warriors have won a record 18 games to open the new nba season. another team has matched them at
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the opposite end of the expec spectrum. they were beaten, and they now stand at 28 games dating back to last season. cristiano ronaldo has been short listed for the fifa best player award. he ended messi's winning streak. lionel messi is also on the short list. a new ski season got under way in canada and u.s. michaela schifrin picked up where they left off i. winning the vg at the canadian
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resort, but his competitor was not so lucky. he crashed out on his run and had to be airlifted off the slope by helicopter. the former junior world champion was then flown to austria for surgery on a torn knee. that is all the sport for now. more later. >> thank you very much. we'll talk to you then. now a glimpse into the future. the online retailer amazon said that online drones can deliver your shopping. video videotapagvideo footage was taken and there will be drone use over the next 12 months. up next, top stories from london. see you soon.
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