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the news next from london, >> this is al jazeera. ♪ >> hello i'm lauren taylor, this is the newshour live from london. coming up. i.s.i.l. blamed after a rocket fired from syria hits a school in turkey. warning an el nino weather system could leave trean million hungry in africa. targeting u.n. officials. u.k. wants to ban donald
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trump from entering the country. >> hello, i'm here with your sport, novak djokovic admits he was once offered a bribe to throw a game, officials are ignoring the issue. >> a rocket fired from syria has hit a school over the border in turkey, killing a female cleaner, three rockets hit the town of killes, one of which fell into a schoolyard, radar showed they were fired from the islamic state of iraq and the levant from inside syria. all schools in the town were evacuated. al jazeera's andrew simmons sent this update from killes. >> this is the schoolyard. imagine the panic when the first blast happened. emergency workers were on the scene when this happened.
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they desperately tried to save the life of a staff worker but she died. there was also a female student, critically injured and taken to hospital where she's in a serious condition. there was another injury also taken to hospital and it's unclear if their condition at the moment, not believed to be life threatening. look at the blast damage. and look at the crater right here. this rocket came something like 17 to 20 kilometers, it came from i.s.i.l. positions according to turkish security sources and there were two others also fired and they land he nearby, in landed nearby on . this is an ugly development in the ideas here. many are frightened for their children, what might be attacked next. it is not confirmed that this is a i.s.i.l. attack but every suggestion according to turkish
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officials points to that damage. look at this, every single window smashed, when you look at the position of the i.s.i.l. potential attackers this could be a response to the latest pressure from the turkish military who have been responding to the i.s.i.l. attack in istanbul last week with the prime minister claiming that up to 250 i.s.i.l. operatives were killed in a matter of 48 hours. so is this an escalation which could mean more attacks here? it's unclear at this stage. >> a syrian observatory for human rights says i.s.i.l. fighters have captured new areas near the eastern city ever disairdairsdisoor disor. dairs disoor.
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dars disoor. dars disor. deir ez zor. >> in just a week's time staffan de mistura is supposed to be mediating. information out of that meeting is he hasn't even sent out the formal invitations yet. he told the security council he would send out the formal invitations to those who are supposed to attend when he is on sound ground. there are two problems: opposition are wary from taking part in these talks, want reassurances, by united states u.s. and their allies, in a way
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when they had talks as a delaying tactic and i think those opposition groups want there to be a plan b from the u.s. and its allies if the syrian government were to collapse these talks as they claimed happened last time. and the other problem. who should actually be in that optio: who isto be in tha. no kurdish representation in the opposition groop groopg groupini arabia helped to arrange. >> how can that not happen again? >> if this takes place, my understanding is that initially the two sides will not be face-to-face. i understand that staffan de mistura wants two delegations, 11 from the government and 11
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representing the range of opposition. and they will initially be proximity talks. and that may well go on for some days. so that they can talk about all the areas, and mr. de mistura can go between the two rooms in geneva. they want to take it pretty slowly as i understand. as they're talking about the possible members of the delegation, mr. de mistura has come up with some kind of rule, a transitional government for syria, anyone who sits for the negotiators one of those 11 on either side will not be allowed to be part of that traditional l government in syria. not at all certain that that will go ahead. >> thank you james, thank you very much indeed. >> u.n. high commissioner for refugees says the commission must find a way for sharing the
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refugee crisis. most syrians have sought emergency shelter in jordan, tens of thousands from overwhelmed host countries need to be resettled. he has been meeting refugees where people have been staying in makeshift accommodation. >> all in all, what is needed is a better division, a better sharing of responsibilities, internationally, for a crisis that cannot concern only the countries neighboring syria. has to be taken, has to be shared globally but it has to be shared in an orderly way. >> u.n.'s world food program has warned that 14 million people are facing hunger in southern africa because of drought made worse by an el nino weather pattern. 2014 was already south africa's dryest year since records began. and malawi where 2.8 million or 16% of the population are
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expected to go hungry, in madagascar, one.9 million are at risk. david orr from the urc u.n. word food program. from years of tough conditions. >> the situation as a whole is mainly as a result of the drought affecting last year's april harvest. on the back of that, we now have continued drought produced by the el nino weather phenomenon which basically means reduced rainfall for this season. and that unfortunately coincides exactly with the planting season in this region. so we expect that the numbers could increase substantially later this year and indeed into next year. >> still ahead on the al jazeera newshour. burkina faso's president visits the scene of friday's attack as he agrees to work with mali over
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security effects. oxfam says 16 of the world's richest people own nearly all. and golden state's return to cleveland in a repeat of last year's finals. air strikes by the saudi led coalition in yemen have left 20 people dead. reports that civilians among the dead. the coalition carrying out almost daily strikes since march against houthi rebels who seized large parts of yemen. meanwhile attacks by the rebels in yemen are beginning to look i like a systematic campaign targeting government services. an official loyal to hea abd rau
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mansour hadi, al jazeera's imran khan reports. >> aden is the seat ever yemen's internationally recognized government but this hasn't brought security. a suicide bomber exploded his car outside the home of the regional security chief. this attack on sunday came despite a strictly enforced curfew that has just been extended for another month. a spokesman for the abd rabbu mansour hadi government says there was infiltration of the security services. meanwhile, saudi led air strikes continue to pound houthi positions, leading to a dire situation in the city's infrastructure. >> translator: they start targeting security institutions will undermine security cause instability and shake the domestic front. the more violent the air strikes
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get, the tighter the domestic front will be. >> reporter: according to the united nations, the fighting on the ground along with the air strikes have killed at least 6,000 since july. around half are said to be civilians. a local journalist was also killed in a saudi led air strike on sunday, he died while on assignment in sanaa. >> after allegedly stabbing a pregnant israeli woman. the man entered the settlement in the occupied west bank and stabbed a 30-year-old woman. she wasn't seriously wounded and her unborn baby was unharmed. announced a day after the nuclear deal came into effect, the head of the nuclear watchd watchdog, also meeting the head of iran's atomic organization.
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expected to discuss the iaea's monitoring and verifying of tehran's nuclear program. the head of opec has predicted that the price of crude oil will make a recovery this year. at it's peak in july 2008 a barrel of oil cost more than $147. by late 2014 it dropped to below 90. it fell to $28 on sunday before rebounding. the market is oversupplied and fears that it could become more so, easing of sanctions on iran, which is expected to increase production by 500,000 barrels per day. says the market is concerned about china's economy and the
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rebring of iran. >> consumers around the world usually going to benefit and in particular, i think oil importing countries of indian which is growing strongly at the moment is a big importer of oil, it's really benefited from lower energy prices. the danger though is if low prices now are going to be followed by much higher and volatile prices over the last couple of years. that's not helpful for producers or consumers. i think opec strategy is working but bringing a lot of pain with it in terms of the revenues for all of the opec members, teen best funded, saudi arabia, kuwait, are suffering, but over the long term we're definitely seeing a big reduction in investment, not only in the u.s. but all parts of the world, in terms of oil production, in the next three to five or seven years, which means higher prices to come. forced some companies close to the edge of bankruptcy, from
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oil rich carnes county in texas. tom ackerman reports. >> pleasanton texas likes to consider itself the birth place of the cowboy. but oil has given the town its riches over the years. >> it's given the chance to kind of advance a lot of programs and things that they were wanting to do. >> the prairie landscape across south texas is dotted with new oil wells thanks to dramatic advances in the drilling technology known as hydraulic fracturing. that development has made the u.s. the biggest producer of crude. but in some ways it's proven too much of a good thing. but the more america and opec add to the global surplus the less each barely i barrel it is. >> it would make sense to ratchet back production but individually and that's calculus, each country or energy
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company is making, it makes sense individually for them to continue to produce. so that's what we're seeing. >> as a result some drillers who depended on high oil prices to fund their heavy operating expenses are being driven into bankruptcy. and texas has begun to brace for the down side of a traditional cycle. oil boom to bust. job growth in texas a consistent bright spot in the u.s. economy is now forecast to be just one-third of what it was a couple of years ago. but if oil prices continue to stay at current levels for much longer economists see an actual loss of jobs. the crew working at this drilling services company is just half the size it was this time a year ago. joe fullen says he's too discouraged to pay attention to the price of crude. >> it's not so much maybe the money, it's the uncertainty of the fact you don't know what you have day to day. so the money is still, it's all right but it's the fact of any day that it could be -- it could
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get worse. >> reporter: some find hope of new markets since the u.s. dropped its 40 year ban on crude exports. no one here is looking for day that crude once again sells for $100 a barrel. tom ackerman, al jazeera, south texas. >> burkina faso's president has again visited the scene of friday's attack, a nine-year-old boy was among those killed on an attack on a hotel and cafe, on friday. al qaeda in the islamic maghreb says it was responsible. the threat was transnational. our correspondent mohammad adow is in ouagadougo. >> we are at the scene of the attack on friday, the splendid hotel where vehicles are lying outside the hotel, the hotel is said to be largely destroyed and investigators from france, the
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united states and burkina faso are still doamg debris looking for any -- combing the debris look for any signs they can find. accompanied by the president, shown the abandoned vehicles and also the cafe where the ra tack first began. now president of benin is the second west african leader to visit burkina faso to show solidarity. but the serious reason for their visit is the realization that al qaeda in the islamic maghreb is no longer confined and is flexing its muscles carrying out a fact not only in mali but its neighboring countries and the need to jointly encounter al qaeda, the mysteries of both mali and burkina faso are
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heavily challenged. >> a very small band of the world's wealthiest people own as much as half of the world's population. net worth of around $79 billion, microsoft founder bill gates has the same wealth as the world's smallest 41 economies put together. oxfam has also estimated that 7.6 billion is in off-shore tax havens. debra hardu is deputy of research. says the core of wealth needs to be reversed. >> we need osee that work pays. better salaries, better wages and more secure employment for many people. we also need to make sure that everyone gets opportunity to participate fairly in society, and to do that they need decent education and health care. so public services are really critical. but in addition, we need the
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make sure that people are paying their taxes and paying the taxes that they are due to pay. and that the loopholes that exist, that allow individuals and companies to avoid pain their taxes are closed for good. >> denver nextley joins us in the studio. it's not surprising this disparity? >> it's been heading this way for a long time, and building up to a shocking figure that the 1% have as much wealth as the rest of us put together. but this has been a long time coming. >> some critics suggest, due to become economic air force solicitor general the figures are bogus around don't add up. is that fair criticism? >> i think there will always be criticism of these figures, but this has been done by oxfam and
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credit suisse and several other accredited experts. >> what do they achieve to put the report out, the rich are very rich, the poor are very poor, is that going to make a difference in policy making? >> i think it needs to do and to some extent it is doing that we have heard especially in this country from politician he across the board that inequality is something that is now damaging the economy and damaging society. i think those politicians need to catch up and actually do something to remove those damages but it is getting on the agenda and needs to be more. >> i think most of the things that have been highlighted is the issue of very, very rich people somehow managing to not pay tax. is that something that there actually has been progress on at all? >> there has been a lot of work done buy lot of people to try and address tax gaps.
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to be honest we don't know how big the tax gap is. because you don't know what you can't see. that is, a is big issue that there's tax hidden for example in the u.k. the amount of tax paid by the richest people as proportion of income, but it also needs the whole system of what we pay looking at also. >> so you're from the equality trust. what kind of practical measures do you advocate when these kind of figures are brought out sort of and the headlines come out. what can you suggest as a practical measures that will make a difference? >> well, i think if you look at the u.k. where we are for an example, then as i said, the poorest 10% pay the most tax as a proportion of their income. that's absolutely wrong. and in terms of wealth we see things like the council tax system, which is effectively
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ordinary people are subsidizing people who have very valuable homes at the moment. that has been a thing that has been needing sorting-out since about the early 1990s. the rest of us are basically subsidizing literal mansions. that really needs to be a priorities. >> thank you very much indeed. german police have made their first arrest over sexual assault charges. 26-year-old algerian man was arrested offer the weekend, accused of groping a woman and stealing her mobile phone. hundreds have come forward saying they were sexually assaulted on new year's eve. >> five soldiers have been killed in a training exercise in the french alps. , they were skiing off trail.
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man has been arrested in morocco. moroccan interior ministry said the man fought with el nusra front before joining i.s.i.l. francois hollande has pledged to spend more than 2 billion euros on the campaign. >> a country capable of facing the most horrible challenges is up as terrorism, a country plagued by high levels of unemployment must be capable of reforming itself, creating a social system and belief in
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progress. >> the french health minister says the laboratory at the center of a botched drug trial circulate have notified officials sooner. all trials of the drug have been suspended in france. >> that's right, i would say an earlier warning would have been appreciated. i don't want to go into the details of the ongoing investigation today. we will see what the reaction of different actors was. but it's true, this faces such a serious event we would expect the laboratory to get in touch more quickly with the health authorities. for first time since 1949, a pro-independence party will control taiwan's parliament. the tsai ing-wen victory will strain the relationship with beijing.
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>> victory for tsai ing-wen and her independence party had long been predicted. how will that strain the relationship with china? far less predictable. the spokesman for the chinese ministry for foreign air force said, i want to reiterate that taiwan is an inseparable part of chinese territory. taiwan split from china in 1949 after civil war on the mainland. the relationship between china and taiwan can best be described as complicated. china views taiwan as a break away province to be taken back by force if necessary. taiwan feels itself separate but can't afford to rock the boat for economic reasons. to reduce its dependency on trade with china taiwan may choose to pursue big deals with other nations such as the u.s.
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led transpacific partnership. while china is unlikely the respond to its military might, it has economic weight. it could for example suspend talks on reducing trade barriers. for now though, whether china's reaction goes beyond issuing strong statements will depend on how firmly taiwan asserts itself under its new government. >> china is going through its own difficulties right now as it tries to get out of middle income trap and doesn't see itself having the luxury to broker a lot of dissent and voices from the side which they believe would be a direct attack on their ability to solve their conundrum right now. >> reporter: china is also mindful how it deals with taiwan will be watched closely by pro-democracy movements in hong kong and several autonomous
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regions. florence looi, al jazeera, beijing. still to come, a london court looks at what to do about syrian children stuck in san francisco. we'll look at what went on in the final democratic debate for the candidates in the u.s. presidential nomination. and details coming up with rahul in sport.
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>> celebrity chef, marcus samuelsson. >> i've had the fortune to live out my passion. >> his journey from orphan to entrepreneur. >> sometimes in life, the worst that can ever happen to you can also be your savior. >> and serving change through
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his restaurants. >> we hired 200 people here in harlem... these jobs can't be outsourced. >> i lived that character. >> we will be able to see change. >> hello again a reminder of the top stories here on al jazeera. a rocket from syria has hit a school in turkey gil killing a l killer. i.s.i.l. responsible. 14 million people are facing hunger in southern africa, the worst-hit country is malawi where it's feared 16% of the people will go hungry.
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in yemen, executive director led coalition hit a police building in sanaa, civilians are believed to have been among the dead. lawyers in the u.k. are argue that britain should take charge of syrian refugee children stuck in calais in france. ignoring eu laws which would entitle them to seek asylum if their families are illegally living in the u.k. lawrence lee reports. >> the unaccompanied children here you would think might be most deserving of compassion. european conventions say if they have family already in the u.k. then they should have a right to come for their protection. but the u.k. government continues to insist despite that, that they should seek asylum in france or elsewhere. that has meant that activists trying to help the children have had no choice but to take a handful of cases to this anonymous building in central london who will decide who is right. >> whatever the ruling, the
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government has to act. it's completely unacceptable to leave desperate children forced to seek their loved ones, facing unlawful traffickers. >> one of the cases involved the teenage president of ahmed, almost died after hiding for ten hours in a refrigerated legislatory to get across from calais. his younger brother has followed him as well and is now there alone. >> i feel like my hands are tied because i can't do anything. the conditions in calais are so dangerous and anything could happen to my brother. this is only thing can i do to help him come here. >> the flow of refugees through europe is often described as the biggest since world war ii. europe's response that seems to be where the comparison ends.
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kinder transport helped thousands of children from nazi germany, but no moral or legal obligation to help children who are no more than an hour away by train in calais. to emphasize the dangers a service was held for a young afghan boy who had family in the u.k. around also tried ocross in a legislatory, late last week, he suffocated. laid flowers in his memory. that is the risk that children of cam 8 run if they want to try reach their family in britain. lawrence lee, al jazeera, london. whether donald trump should be band in the u.k, more than 100,000 people signed a petition to that effect. it was trump's call to ban muslims in the u.s. that prompted the petition. nadim baba reports. >> reporter: love him or loath
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him. donald trump can't stay out of the headlines. but some people in britain are now saying he should stay out of their country because of the comments like this. >> donald j. trump is calling for the complete shu shutdown of allowing muslims into the united states no. our country can figure out what the hell is going on. >> more than half a million people have signed an online petition to petition parliament to ban him from england. >> u.k. for anyone who wouldn't be aware has banned 80-odd people for hate speech in the past. in trump's case they really should do it. there have been cases in the united states where his hate-speech has led to actual violence. >> suzanne kelly's long campaign against trump's efforts to
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develop luxury golf courses here if scotland, he spent large amounts of money on this site against the wishes of many local residents. >> mr. trump has had his planning since 2008 for this golf resort. there is no golf resort. there is a golf course and a clubhouse so you'd have to be pretty gullible to accept his claims now. >> trump's already had his status as a business ambassador for scotland and honorary degree taken away. but his recent comments on a u.s. show raised eyebrows in the capital which prides itself for its diversity. >> we have places in london and other places that are so radicalized that the police are afraid for their own lives. we have to be very smart and very vigilant. >> that claim's been ridiculed by both the metropolitan police and the city's mayor boris johnson. but while many people find tru
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trump's comments offensive, they don't believe he should be banned from the moment. >> i really don't like what he stands for at all. >> you have no right to talk about banning him, donald trump if coming to england. reason being, america and england has always had a good relationship. now if you start that then you're going to break off that wonderful relationship that they had before. >> the u.k. government described trump's remarks related to muslims as divisive hateful and wrong. but not enough to declare him per sosonna nongrata. >> how is donald trump reacting to all this? >> he himself is not talking about it at all. his campaign is talking about it and having watched the first part of the debate in the british house of commons somewhere there is a video suite
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that are collecting all the bad things that have been said about donald trump. they will inevitably be used in an attack ad. but as far as the trump campaign, they can't quite understand why the comments about an american's comments is something that would take up time to be debated in the house of commons. and as for trump's business interest they're saying look, donald trump was exercising free speech, as far as they remember, the unite united kingdom is a democracy that also allows free speech and if they were to ban him from the u.k. then he would pool the billions of dollars of inward investment they say that he is ready to invest in his golf courses in scotland and elsewhere. i think they're putting on a brave front but they're not terribly concerned about what's happening in the u.k. parliament because they know in the end it will be a decision of the home secretary, essentially the interior ministry in the u.k. to
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make a decision whether trump will be banned. that's unlikely to happen. he'll continue to go on the campaign trail as we get enclosures and closer to the first contest in iowa, two weeks away tomorrow, and there will be a continuing with what he's been saying which has proven so well in the campaign which has hit a vein with the republican electorate hoping that that will be enough to propel him to the republican nomination and ultimately to the white house. >> allen fisher thawmed. as you just heard, two weeks to the firsto the first presidel contest. the topic of u.s. gun control dominated the discussion. from charleston, south carolina, kimberly halkett reports.
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>> as part of the festivities leading up to the fourth democratic debate, a chance for party members to discuss which candidate they'll support. >> i go back and forth between the two. and honestly, i'm still deciding. >> reporter: that's why brittany mathis attend he the debate to help her determine which candidate deserves a chance at becoming the next u.s. president. especially when it comes to dealing with complex foreign policy. senator bernie sanders targd historic implementation of -- argued the historic relationship of iran, a point carolina disputed. >> the fact that we managed to reach an agreement something that i very strongly supported, that prevents iran from getting a nuclear weapon, and that we did not without going to war, and that i believe we're seeing a thaw in our relationships with iran is a very positive step. >> we've had one good day over
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36 years. and i think we need more good days before we move more rapidly towards any kind of normalizati. >> the candidates reiterated previous positions. sanders blamed the 2003 u.s. invasion of iraq as a reason for stability, not sending soldiers into what he believes is a regional conflict. clinton said she believes they should take a stronger leadership policy. leading to all three candidates sparring on the issue of gun control, clinton criticizing sanders for failing to protect gun dealers. one of the most recent shootings occurred -- >> not a block from here where we had nine people murdered. now, i am pleased to hear that senator sanders has reversed his position on immunity. >> it is a small mom and pop gun
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shop who sells a gun legally to somebody, should not be he held liable if somebody does something terrible with that gun. >> i would have to agree with both of them. they've both been inconsistent when it comes to this issue. >> the bickering especially on domestic issues left many democratic party members still undecided. which is why the attack on the candidates could intensify. they are just two weeks from the first presidential nominating quest in iowa, where clinton has a small trailing position, be kimberly halkett, al jazeera, charleston, south carolina. diplomat from afghanistan, china, pakistan and the u.s. called for all parties to enter into talks with the government. the taliban has recently stepped up its campaign against the
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government and as omar al saleh reports, it's not clear if the new leader wants peace. >> the stadium was the symbol of fear for afghans, where the rule carried out its executions. >> during the taliban rule that's where they used to hang the people. >> reporter: 14 years after the military campaign that removed it from power the taliban is still active. its fighters are engaged in a continuing battle with local and foreign forces. most foreign troops have left and their combat operations ended in 2014. leaving behind 14,000 mostly u.s. troops in an advisory and training capacity. but local afghan security forces can't defeat the taliban on their own. the taliban's strategy is to take advantage. their propaganda video shows some of its fighters celebrating
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recent victories. analysts say the rise in attacks is a war tactic to gain a stronger negotiating position. >> they will pursue two completely strategy, a strategy of fighting on the battlefield and whatever they achieve on the battlefield say they would reinforce their position. >> but there are other factors that could be forcing the taliban to negotiate. it suffered heavy losses over the years and it's now divided. the announcement in july that long time leader mullah mohammed omar decide two years earlier has rattled the group. some members split and rooferred trefusedto accept the new leadew representatives from the pakistan, u.s., china and afghanistan met in islamabad to agree on a road map for the
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second meeting. >> now taliban's object of the peace process is to restore themselves into a legitimate political actors, while maintaining their military identity. >> analysts say all parties to the talks have their own agendas and tactics. the new taliban liter, is struggling to maintain the group's unit but keeps keeping his word to continue to fight the government and other force he. critics say he has no other choice but to opt for peace to contain the internal divisions and stop the islamic state of iraq and the levant which is gaining ground afghanistan. omar al saleh, al jazeera, kabul. >> the form he pakistani military rural pervez me mushar, pakistan's biggest province.
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musharaf is still facing charges of assassination of benazir bhutto. mistakenly said, all countries will fit inside south africa. still ahead open the newshour. anger in argentina as the government lays off thousands of state employees they say are paid but don't actually work. and in sport, plenty of big-wave wipeouts as some of the biggest surfers in the world come up with some of the biggest waves on the planet, details coming up. up. the only way to get better is to challenge yourself,
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>> argentina's president has promised that justice will be done in the case of a death of a former state prosecutor alberto nissman. mauricio macri. >> cristina kirchner failed to cover up the assassination. political activists and supporters ever former president cristina kirchner.
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teresa vo has the story. >> reporter: a protest by people who say they have lost their jobs. maria says she has been working for the plaza municipality for six years and her contract has not been renewed. >> translator: the government is paying off state employees and they are accusing us of being activists, of getting paid and not coming to work. i have three children to support and my contract has not been reviewed. >> reporter: mauricio macri came to power promising change after 12 years ever government of cristina kirchner. macri allegation that cristina kirchner has left the country into the red, they will look into the status of thousands of public employees because of the fear that they don't hold jobs at all but rather, just collect a salary. the people are chanting, we want to work. over 5500 people are having
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their contracts reviewed. many have already been fired and what they say that they will continue protesting until they get their jobs back. all around argentina, there's thousands in a similar situation. at the nestor kirchner cultural center the contracts of 600 have not been renewed. works i inen the og ifstenograp. >> i've worked here for ten hours every day. >> facing opposition that mostly comes of supporters ever former president cristina kirchner. the government claims that for years the previous government handed over political jobs in exchange of support, as a way of
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generating jobs that the prior government did not. >> we have seen an increase of 50% of state employees. if anyone's being paid and is not working it is disrespectful to the workers. it is public money. >> protests like this one will probably continue in argentina. as the new government tries the bring about the promised change that got mauricio macri elect, and that those who oppose him have vowed to fight back. teresa vo, al jazeera, buenos aires. >> here is rahul with all the sport. >> thank you lauren. roger federer after it's alleged tennis authorities suppressed evidence of match-fixing. number 1 novak djokovic admit he was offered money to throw a
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match. alice holman reports. >> novak djokovic is one of the biggest names in tennis. over $91 million in prize money throughout his career. but in 2007 year prior to winning his first grand slam, the serbian said he was offered $200,000 to fix a first round match in st. petersburg. >> i was approached through people that were working with me at that time. thethey were on my team. and of course we threw it away right away. >> djokovic's comments came after he won his first round match at the australian open, the year's first tennis grand slam. the sports authorities have been forced to deny that they've ignored indications that others have been accepting payments. >> the tennis integrity unit and the tennis authorities
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absolutely reject any suggestion that evidence of match-fixing has been suppressed for any reason, or isn't being thoroughly investigated. >> the tennis integrity unit was set up in 2008, to investigate corruption within the sport. >> i think it puts more pressure on them that the story like this broke again. but i don't know how much new things there is out there. it's just really important that all the governing bodies and all the people involved take it very seriously, that the players know about it, there's more pressure on these people now, maybe, because of this story which is a good thing. >> it is alleged that over the past decade, 16 top 50 players have been tagged on the suspicion they may have thrown matches. made hundreds of thousands of dollars betting on the games in question. tall players including grand
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slam winners were allowed to continue competing. >> in its investigations the tennis integrity unit has to find ef evidence as opposed to hearsay. and this is the key here, that requires evidence. >> some may call it an opportunity. i call it for me, that's an act of unsportsmanship, a crime in sports, honestly. >> the show goes on but it's the authorities not just players who find themselves under a tougher spotlight. elise holman, al jazeera. >> chris eaton is an executive director for the international association of sports. >> we know that tennis is an exposed sport, probably one of the third most exposed and vuciavulnerable after football d
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cricket. it's so widely watched, down at the lower levels of tennis these are the very vulnerable series and even the they will admit that. most of these players today who go up for these challenges end up, the good ones anyway of ending up in the top tour and they carry forward with the sort of compromise, not just talking here about the money, we're talking about organized crime intimidating players in all sorts of sports, including tennis. >> novak djokovic won his first match at the australian open defending his title, and as did the four time champion roger federer. the 34-year-old set a record on monday. appearing in his 65th consecutive major.
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beating dash villi. serena williams had little trouble, advancing to the next round straight sets win. to the nba now, cleveland cavaliers play host to the golden state warriors, the warriors boast a 37 and four victory, have lost a few after their first wins. they take on the detroit pistons, the eastern conference third ranked team were beaten by the dallas mavericks here. what's more they will be without their star center, who injured his shoulder and will probably replies the rest of the bulls season, that game one of ten on monday. now two of the best quarterbacks in the nfl will go head to head, after denver broncos put their spot against the new england pai patriots.
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peyton manning appeared for the first time since november. manning will face tom brady in the team's fifth playoff encounter with the new england pate ross. >> obviously we're excited to be in the game. we knew we were going to have to beat a good football team in order to get there and we'll try enjoy this one tonight and you know get a jump start for that game on monday and we'll talk about who we're playing on wednesday. >> west indies. , 2020 big bash league, gale smashed 50 goals, that included four successive 6s.
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he's along decide in reaching that milestone but the renegade still lost the game, 20-7. now just time to bring you some incredible pictures from surfing big wave competition in mexico. riding 30 to 40-foot waves at the break called killers, didn't live up to its name but did spit out several riders. that's it, more later. >> thank you very much, quick reminder that you can always catch up with all the sport and the news we're covering by checking out our website, the address of that is al jazeera. that's it for me lauren taylor, but barbara serra will be here with a full round up of news. thanks for watching.
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