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. >> announcer: this is al jazeera ♪ hello and welcome to the news hour, i'm in doha and these are the top stories, about 30 people killed in two suspected al-qaeda attacks on military targets in yemen. syria deputy prime minister said the war is in a stalemate and the government is ready to pack a cease fire. taiwan and philippines prepare for what could be the most powerful typhoon of the year. opposition groups boycott
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swaziland election as the country's king prepares to marry his 14th wife. and shaping the face of german politics we look at how merkle is the most popular politician. ♪ in yemen 30 people are killed in to separate attacks on military targets in the south of the country and al-qaeda fighters are suspected to be behind two car bombs which exploded at a military camp in the providence and another ten soldiers were killed by gunman on patrol. al-qaeda in the arabian peninsula carried out multiple attacks and capitalized on the vacuum since the ousting of the president last year and it's one of the most dangerous groups in
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part because of the attacks that it planned on airlines. for more on what is happening in yemen we are joined by ashtin who recently returned from yemen and al-qaeda thought to be behind the latest attacks and do tell us more about what happened. >> from sources under ground and also from the states issued by the army a while ago they say they were two bombing attacks targeting two military posts, one of army and police in the providence, an al-qaeda stronghold and dozens killed and many injuries and many weapons and military vehicles confiscated by al-qaeda and reports of soldiers kidnapped by al-qaeda in the peninsula. this is an area where al-qaeda has been very, very active. >> reporter: how powerful is
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al-qaeda in yemen now? >> al-qaeda emerged overnight and many fighters returned from afghanistan and formed it in the arabin peninsula and are considered by the americans as the most aggressive and active al-qaeda outside of afghanistan. they have many, many recruits. over the last two years they managed to send suicide bombers for attacks to target the americans in the united states of america, also to target military positions in yemen and also saudi arabia and concerns if something is not done now to stabilize al-qaeda they may have serious problems in the region. >> the u.s. and gulf states are concerned about trying to maintain stability in yemen. the u.s. has increased the use of drones against al-qaeda targets in the last two years i
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believe. what effect is that having? >> it's back firing and managed to kill some leaders and the preacher and comes from a very powerful tribe but the leader is at large and the top military commander is at large and seen as the brain of the whole al-qaeda in the arabian peninsula and i talked to people who visited with leaders of al-qaeda and they said the americans can kill some of our leaders but everyday we get recru recrur recruits and second problem is they are telling the president you done have the right to left americans use drone attacks and violation of the sovereignty and they asked the americans to give him that capability and know how to lunch the attacks which american transfers drones to the government which the americans would never do in the coming years because of the situation in the country and we are
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talking about a country that could easily slip to anarchy because there is huge political problems and they have not been able to solve the political problems and transition to a democracy. >> insecurity in yemen continues indefinitely and thank you. our correspondent who has just come back from yemen. in other news syria's deputy prime minister told a british newspaper he believes the war in syria reached a stalemate. and he made the comments to the guardian newspaper and also said the government would offer cease fire at a conference and the u.s. said the u.n. should make quick progress on syria's chemical weapons. and we have the report. >> reporter: the u.s. secretary of state wants swift approving of a deal to eliminate syria's chemical weapons. >> this fight about syria's chemical weapons is not a game. it's real.
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it's important. it's important to the lives of people in syria, it's important to the region, it's important to the world. that this be enforced, this agreement that we came out of geneva with. >> reporter: john kerry appeared to have little time for the view that not the president were responsible for last month's chemical attacks in damascus. >> reporter: the u.n. reports confirms that chemical weapons and including the nerve agent sarin were used in syria. we know the assad regime possesses sarin and there is not an shred of evidence that the opposition does. >> reporter: at the united nations in new york the five permanent members of the security council met late into thursday evening to try once again to reach an agreement on a resolution addressing syria's chemical weapons. >> much progress do you think? >> i don't want to comment in detail because we are having constructive discussions and i
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hope that progress is being made. well, you know, we will keep meeting until we reach agreement. >> any comment on how the talks are going? >> not bad i think, not bad. >> are we hitting major obstacles? >> not beyond that, not bad. >> reporter: as diplomates try to find common ground there was a mission from the syrian government, in an interview with the guardian newspaper syria's deputy prime minister said the war had reached stalemate and he said his governments will call for cease fire at peace talks in geneva and nor the armed opposition or the regime is capable of defeating the other side. the prime minister said the syrian government will ask to an end for external intervention and a cease fire and launching of a peaceful political process. but france is keeping up pressure on the regime. while on a visit to mali they suggested for the first time his country could arm syrian
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antigovernment fighters but they said that any weapons must be supplied in a framework that can be controlled because we cannot accept weapons could fall into the hands of jihadist, al jazeera. >> reporter: and let's speak to anita who is managing development on the syria, turkey border for us. and anita we have been hearing about the stalemate in the fighting on the ground in syria for a while now but do the syrian deputy prime minister's comments still come as a surprise? >> well, it's an interesting statement and a very interesting and fluid time in the political dynamic here. the game has always been by both sides i think to arrive at a negotiating process in the strongest position possible and the syrian government certainly and the syrian armed forces have been gaining ground back in resent months, perhaps not as successfully as they have made
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out but there is no question that with infighting breaking out among opposition fighting groups, all over the north of the country at the moment, they have never looked better. so is there a stalemate? yes, i think you could probably describe it as a stalemate. is it extraordinary the syrian government should admit to it? perhaps no, perhaps it's part of the very -- to use the word calculated i think it implies perhaps a pejorative sense and it's a careful way that political actors are proceeding ahead of what seems to be now finally a successful move towards political negotiations and a political process which at the end of the day i think everyone senior involved in the syrian dynamic agrees is the only way this will be resolved. of course the fighters on the ground, particularly opposition fighters, see it in very much more, very much more pragmatic battlefield terms. they still see a road to victory as being one that is fought all
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the way to damascus and the presidential palace but that at the moment is not happening either. >> reporter: has there been reaction to the talk of a cease fire? >> not that i'm aware of. we have been more interested in the events over close to us on the border here where we have watched some really dangerous dynamics going on between an al-qaeda-linked group, the islamic state of iraq and one of the local opposition fighter group, the northern storm bra grade affiliated with the free syrian army, one of the moderate fighting groups that the syrian national council political opposition works with. and also supposedly the other powers like the west of the gulf countries are backing. they are still in their own locked stalemate position right on the turkey border and a truce
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there is holding but no progress is being made in that area. >> reporter: thanks very much for that update, anita is in turkey on the syria, turkey border for us. boko haram fighters in nigeria in military uniforms shot and killed 87 people and there are checkpoints outside of the town and gunned down people as they tried to escape. and it's in the nigerian capitol and we are live from there, please tell us more about the latest attack. >> well, like you said, 17 people were actually killed in the town itself and that set the people on sort of set the whole town into confusion. people are running in all directions. after conducting the operations in the town, the gunman suspected gunman moves to the
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highway, which is a very important connecting point between the states and other neighboring states and set up checkpoints there. and they stopped cars and trucks heading in opposite directions. broke down people and started shooting them. what this signifies is a rise or an escalation in the attacks by boko haram after people's lives are beginning to return to normal. after the declaration we saw a few minutes ago the military was able to contain these attacks in three of the northeastern states for a very minimal level. and then all of the sudden in the last two or three weeks attacks started coming up, again by boko haram. and this time they are targeting vigilantes to help the military and security forces to contain the attacks by boko haram and identify members of the sect and the boko haram seemed to be targeting city leaders and don't
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differentiate between the vigilantes and locals, whoever is part and parcel of the set up, they just kill. so in the attack they destroyed more than 150 houses according to local officials and burned down police stations and other government buildings there. now, the military is saying that it is sending more reenforcements to keep this situation under full control and to start a search approach in the area. >> reporter: okay, thank you for that update from nigeria and the latest boko haram attack. four years since the end of the war with the tigers, people in the north will get to elect their own council, coming up, we will tell you why it's being seen as an important test for the government. and has iran's new president strengthened his hand before speaking at the united nations and next week we will have the
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latest on the political maneuvers coming up. and in sport we will tell you why a winter world cup in cutter is looking ever more likely. ♪ the philippines and southern taiwan are bracing what could be the most powerful typhoon of the year and it's a thousand kilometers wide and preparations and boats returned to ports before the storm lands later this weekend and al jazeera metrologist joins us in the studio and we hear that it could be the world's worst storm ever this year. >> certainly this year, yeah, that is definitely looking like it a bit of a powerful storms
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and winds of over 200 kilometers per hour and organized and looking at the satellite you see how large the storm is, a thousand and talking the size of france in there on the map and swirling away in the way of the system is actually moving. we do expect it to continue making its way further westward over the next couple days. look at the winds on this thing, sustained winds of 250 kilometers and dust of 305 hours equivalent of a category four storm or hurricane. >> reporter: bad news for that part of the world and stay with us as we look at the situation in mexico. that is where rescue workers are scrambling to find survivors after a mudslide buried dozens of people and latched by storms and wrecked roads and bridges and villages and 97 are known to have died and david mercer reports from the capitol of
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mexico city. >> this is the result of days of torrential rains and dozens of bridges and roads laid to waste, thousands of homes destroyed. tens of thousands of people made homeless. people wait anxiously for emergency rations flown in by mexico military and many are without food and water for days and desperate for help. >> we just want medicine and support, something to eat. >> reporter: more than one million people have been affected by two tropical storms that slammed into mexico last weekend. rescue teams are finding more bodies as they reach isolated areas. survivors say the mudslides came out of no where. >> translator: i was walking down the street near a store when i heard a loud noise. and i just stood there. i saw how the dirt and dust began to billow up and it was black smoke and turned like a
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wind mill and i saw it was coming down to the field i started running. >> reporter: the flooding brought other unwelcome surprises. crocodiles were spotted in the streets of alcopoco, one of the primary tourist destinations and they were washed out of the lagoon giving something else to worry about and the government needs help and food banks are set up across the country. we are at a collection center in mexico city and food has been collected that have been donated by individuals and companies and volunteers are going through, sorting these things so they can go out and air lift to the areas where they are really needed. some say the government was unprepared and has not done enough to help them. it's the most vulnerable they say that are paying the price. >> translator: it's long and elderly people and pregnant women, sick children.
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>> reporter: but with more storms bearing down on mexico the government's work here is far from over. david mercer al jazeera mexico city. >> reporter: and this is mexico, is it over the worst of it yet? >> not over the worst of it just yet. in terms of the strength of the winds rattling in across mexico i think the winds certainly that is the case. but if we look at the picture of mexico you can see how widespread sit on the map there, lots and lots of rain. possibility, the towns have been down but the possibility of a tropical storm developing just to the west of the yucatan peninsula and looking at heavy rain across eastern parts of mexico over the next couple of days and more flooding to come. >> no sunshine for the time being, thank you very much. we will see you later. well iran's president is ready to have talks between the syrian
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government and opposition writing in a u.s. newspaper president hassan wanted a policy of constructive engagement with the international community. he refused to rule out the u.s. barack obama at the u.n. general assembly next week in new york, the only jewish politician will accompany him. the relationship between judisim and iran goes back a long way and with a population of 10,000 it's home to the second largest jewish population after israel and jews are protected in the iran constitution and a seat reserved for them in the parliament and there are estimates to be over 250,000 jews in israel with iran heritage and the foreign minister surprised many recently by tweeting a blessing for the jewish new year. and israel is skeptical about iran's motives in this especially over the nuclear
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program. >> what we heard from the iranian leadership is unfortunately just sugar colored words, words designed to deceive, words designed to lull the international community into a complacency and they continue to move aggressively forward to have a nuclear weapon and this mouth stop. we don't need words, we need action and we need them to stop enriching uranium and stop moving on platonium and the community has to keep the pressure on. >> reporter: to egypt on a senior police commander says the storming of a town west of cairo on thursday went according to plan and the police arrested 55 suspects in house to house raids, security forces backed by the army entered the town in
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giza and went to morsi and they killed 11 officers in august. meanwhile the prosecutor ordered the detention for 15 days of six figures of the muslim brotherhood and the spokesman, they are to be held pending investigation on charges of insighting violence, spreading false news and participating in murder. the u.s. has expressed concern over the arrest of an opposition leader in birain, they detained the deputy leader, a khalil on allegations of inciting violence and the country has unrest since 2011 uprising. police have used water canon to disburse antigovernment protesters in turkey and students were demonstrating against reconstruction plans that could affect part of their campus. hundreds of thousands of turk
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are in the government since may to voice a series of grievances. people in the northern region are about to vote in the first elections in 25 years and it was the base for rebels throughout the civil war from 1983 to 2009. the poll is seen as an important test for the president but now we have more from kilanochi. >> new beginnings, they are starting a new life together four years after the end of the brutal conflict between government troops and tigers who wanted a separate state for the people. >> translator: there must be peace. we hope that we can somehow live in this environment of peace forever. but we don't know what will happen after this. we just want to begin our new life. >> reporter: the people are entering a new era choosing own
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representatives for the 38 seat provincial council. it's been a hotly contested race between the coalition and the national lions and the government points to the development driving the north and rehabilitation of over 10,000 tiger fighters as important for recovery work. at the time of the lion says building roads is not the same as dealing with the causes of the conflict. a deep rooted resentment they are being discriminated against. ♪ and the alliance is not taking chances despite chances of a victory and they called for autonomy for the people and international investigation into war crimes and the chief candidate, a retired supreme court judge dismissed accusations his party was promoting separatism. >> we are entering a different stage in our political life of
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looking after ourselves in a democracy way devoid of the violence which preceded it. >> reporter: and they were not convinced. >> translator: due to residence in the northern district during a campaign meeting his government is not ready to divide the country and sacrifice the people. >> reporter: and including the ruling party and alliance argue about reconciliation and reconstruction and who has and will serve the northern providence best, most residents just want basic needs addressed. the survey by the center for policy alternatives listed job opportunities, improving education and housing as the most important issues for people in the northern providence. and most of the 714,000 registered voters these are important factors when choosing who to vote for, al jazeera.
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♪ sunday is, election day in germany and seeking a third team in office as the nation's most popular elected politician and stands a good chance of achieving the goal and we look back on the political influences that have shaped her career. ♪ a studio in east berlin filled with famous figures of myth and history. he shapes a face from the 80s in east germany. he remembers meeting the physicists who talked about music perhaps because talking politics was tricky in a dictator ship. a woman who enjoyed good company, drive and a curious mix of personal qualities. >> translator: i describe her as very calm and she was
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restrained and could be spontaneous. it was unusual mixture, reserved and fun loving. >> reporter: the political fun began with the fall of the berlin wall when she was plucked from obscurity by the chancelor and she was a minister and stunning people saying it was time for him to go and taking his job as chancellor. her popularity reached the peek in germany as the financial crisis hit bottom, as leaders turned to her for answers and she took a hard line on spending german taxpayer's money on euro zone payouts. >> translator: she reacted uncertainly at first but found a compromise that kept everyone happy and appeals to skeptics and pushed through bail outs in
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parliament against resistance and it appealed to the pro-europeans. >> reporter: her go slow, wait and see approach in europe made matters worse but her supporters like her precisely for her deliberate manner. >> because she always thinks before she talks and that is a very good idea i would say. >> i like very about her is she is so straight in what she is doing and thinking and that is one of the most important reasons for me. >> reporter: it is of course too early to say if they will build monuments to her and much may depend on whether the decision she took in the euro zone crisis lead to problems in the future but her place in history is assured as the first woman chancer whose shows germany was the most popular country in the world and nick spicer al jazeera berlin. >> reporter: more weather now and we keep hearing about storms and floods but it is not all bad
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news, is it? there is apparently some good weather for western europe and parts of the u.s. >> that is right, absolutely, it's not all about the typhoons and hurricanes and deep low pressure. a nice area of high pressure and good news and a little in the atmosphere and pushes the air down and means clear skies in western europe and the sun is shining at the moment and will go many through the weekend and temperatures will be 20 in london, 23 for paris. we have got showers and longer spells of rain for eastern parts of europe through saturday. and into sunday but the high pressure will be larger as we go on through the second half of the weekend, may see the temperatures in london getting up to the highs of 23 degrees. so sunshine and high pressure and quieting things down to the flood effected parts of the united states so around denver down to new mexico and things
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looking better than of late and we have wetter weather into new mexico into part of texas and could bring flooding here but the wet weather will go further east and through saturday and wet weather across the deep south toward the eastern sea. for most it does look fine and dry. settled in denver with a top temperature, a very agreeable, 27 degrees. >> reporter: thanks very much once again. you are watching al jazeera. still ahead battling the banks, how one working class town in the united states has come up with a plan to stop foreclosures. also ahead, why this is taking a dive and measures japan is taking to keep blue fin tuna on the menu and they have victory celebrations put on hold in america's cup and details later on in the program. ♪
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♪ hello, welcome back, a quick reminder of the top stories on al jazeera, 30 people have been killed in two separate attacks against military targets in southern yemen and fighters in arabian peninsula are expected behind the attacks. syria's deputy prime minister said the civil war reached a stalemate and they told a british newspaper that neither the military nor armed groups can win the conflict. boko haram fighters in nigeria in military uniforms shot and
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killed dozens of people. mali president is what he called the nightmares of resent history and he won the run of election by a landslide and return to democratic rule following a coup more than a year and a half ago, french soldiers helped defeat fighters who set up an islamic state in mali and they attended the inauguration in the capitol. south african police have been accused of presenting fabricated evidence in the killing of 34 striking miners and shot dead at the mines in august last year. the government commission said it's now suspending its hearings. voters in swaziland are casting ballots in parliamentary elections and 65 seats allocated by the king and he selects the cabinet and prime minister and
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we report from manzini where people are divided whether the polls will change their lives. >> reporter: she is making policy for grandchildren and it is cooked with boiling water and she is 70 years old and never had running water or electricity and grew up poor in swaziland and going to the parliamentary elections on friday. >> translator: i went for it because i don't think anything will change. it seems like everything is dark in swaziland and i have no money to send the children to school. i feel like the leaders have done nothing for us. >> reporter: the king the third is the last monarch but 50 percent of people live below the poverty live and political parties aband and opposition groups will ban the election in protest. policy is decided by the king political analysts say this is an important election for swaziland, and the prodemocracy candidates to win seats in
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parliament and once they are in the national assembly they look for change from within. but not everyone is unhappy with the status quo. >> translator: and we have to change the regime and go to democrats but i think most of the people are with the monarchy and only a few who want to go for changes. >> reporter: there are 65 seats in parliament, ten of which the king allocates himself, when he picks the cabinets and the prime minister. some people feel nothing will change here because the king still has absolute control. and the monarchy and tradition but wants a better life for a family and a life free from poverty, al jazeera. >> reporter: so let's take a look at what life is like for the majority of people who live in swaziland. more than 60% live below the
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poverty line according to a report last year by the united nations, 31% of adults live with hiv or aids and 40% of adults are unemployed with the government and a chronic shortage of money. lucky is a spokesman for the swazi network opposed to elections and lives in exile in johanasburg and why are you against the elections? >> they have called for the elections precisely because you can't hold elections while you have a state of emergency that is 40 years old, since 97 and the parties literally in the form of productivity and therefore we say to the king
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release prisoners and also parties and return of all exiles and i call for assembly which you will then make a decision in a future decision and put them in government to get to them to prepare the country and regime and also a future with or without the king. >> reporter: lucky, 10 of 65 members of parliament are appointed by the monarch and the rest are elected, the elections is an absolute monarchy, why the elections? >> that can be posed to the king. but of course we should know the monarchys are democratic and what is happening and the king holds absolute power and holds the prime minister and judicial and you cannot take the king to
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a court of law. as such you can actually be killed in swaziland for the organization that is an operation movement in swaziland so the elections and calling for the international community to a particular set up to say it's not too late to pull out of this election and must pull out immediately. there is nothing to observe at the election, do not even confirm to the political, so therefore we are surprised if they do nothing at all to observe this. >> reporter: now you are from swaziland but live in exile in south africa, why? >> well, like i said, any form of this is criminalized so therefore not just me, many swazi all over the world forced out by monarchy to say some must
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be killed on site in london and over africa and south africa much of them. some of the education disrupted precisely because of having a different point of view to that of the king. indeed it is an absolute monarchy and undemocratic. >> reporter: lucky thank you for speaking to us, lucky is a spokesman for the swazi solidarity network. police in chicago say 13 people have been shot, apparently at random in a park. a 3 year old child and two adults are reports to be in a critical condition in hospital. a witness told reporters that men in a car opened fire at around 10:00 p.m. in the city's south side. the oil field services and burton plead guilty to destroying evidence related to
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an oil spill in the gulf of mexico and fined 200,000 and three-year probation for the 2010 oil disaster and the worse in u.s. history. carolyn kennedy the daughter of john f. kennedy could be the new american ambassador to japan, she has been nominated for the role and needs senate approval and she would be humbled to carry forward her father's legacy. more than five years after the collapse of the u.s. housing market american families are still being left homeless by bank foreclosures and the people in one town in california are taking matters in their own hands and the big banks are taking notice and rob reynolds reports from the town of richmond. >> a small city david confronts a financial goliath, together with several of her constituents the mayor of richmond, california a town beset by
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housing foreclosures went to the san francisco headquarters of wells fargo, one of the nation's biggest banks demanding a meeting with the ceo and they were turned away but richmond mayor gail has a bold plan to stop foreclosures, a plan that has big banks worried. richmond is a down on its luck working class city of 100,000 people with an unemployment rate of nearly 12%. there were more than 900 foreclosures here last year. and half of the mortgages here are under water, meaning the homeowner owes the bank more than the property is worth. >> what we are doing is offering to purchase under water mortgages from the banks who own them, at their market value and refinance them for our homeowners. if we don't get cooperation from
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the services and trustees, we have the option of acquiring them by eminent domain. >> reporter: eminent domain is a legal move that allows local governments to seize properties, usually for things like building roads or airports. until now no one has thought of using it to stop foreclosures. when the city of richmond approach the banks with its plan to prevent more foreclosures by buying up properties that were under water, the banks responded by threatening to take richmond to court. >> they have done the outrageous hostile act of suing the city of richmond. >> you got their attention. >> i think so. yeah. yeah. >> reporter: on thursday a federal judge threw out the bank's lawsuit saying it addressed future events that had not yet occurred. richmond homeowner and family bought their house in 2001 for $290,000 with an adjustable rate
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mortgage. now he owes. >> $450,000 to the bank and the house is worth $185,000. >> reporter: he resigned to losing his home but the city's new program could throw him a lifeline. >> for me it's the only hope, there is no other hope. >> reporter: alas desperate home for families struggling to keep a place called home. rob reynolds, al jazeera richmond, california. >> reporter: ahead on al jazeera, the life of a scientist through a movie microscope steven h arc wki narc -- hawkin star and tiger woods and we have sports coming up, next. ♪
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♪ getting some breaking news from iraq, associated press quoting an iraqi official saying there has been an explosion inside a mosque north of the capitol from baghdad and we will bring you more on the latest explosion when we get it. the president of the philippines is urging rebel fighters in the southern city to surrender and free 20 hostages and fighting is not contained to two areas and life is getting back to normal and more than 100 killed and
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thousands more left their homes over the past 11 days. green peace says the russian coast guard stormed one of the ships in the arcic after they tried to climb on an off shore drilling platform on wednesday. environmental group says warning shots were fired and 29 activists have been arrested. >> it's very clear and disappointing the russian consulate declined to even accept a simple letter requesting that the russian authorities release our activists with a residence coming back to australia and give back our ship and they won't accept a letter requesting to do that. it's disappointing but we will be ensuring that this letter is delivered to the russian ambassador and we won't be resting until we have our people home.
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>> reporter: and the pacific blue fin tuna is under threat and the population dropped under 96% because of over fishing and the government in japan is taking steps it hopes to boost the population and we explain from tokyo. >> tokyo fish market does a brisk trade-in the morning. blue fin tuna is auctioned off and in 15 minutes it's all over. the fish are packed and loaded, destined to end up in a restaurant. like this one. a typical sushi bar where the food is prepared in front over customers. >> translator: it is not because i'm japanese, it comes to me naturally as i've been eating it since i was born. >> reporter: this dish explains why the japanese consume close to 80% of blue fin-tuna catch
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and sushima and tuna is highly prized and popular. the consumption has increased as the food is more popular worldwide and the blue-fin was not as endangered until recently but it's because of over fishing and the fact the pacific species be given other tuna takes longer to reproduce and there is a proposal to cut the catch of young tuna by 15%. and he is a scientist working on a method that he hopes will help the pacific blue fin and trying to breed tuna using makrar as a species and they implant the cells in the makral and when grown will hatch tuna but will not be ready for several years. >> translator: in order to seek a full recovery of the
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population, we should have a ten year closed season but it's difficult to impose this because there are so many parties concerned like fisherman, processors and traders. >> reporter: not to mention sushi and sushimi eaters and restaurants ban blue fin from the menu and people in japan don't want to resort to that to save the pacific blue fin, florence with al jazeera tokyo. >> reporter: and it's time for the sports news. >> thank you very much, one of football's most influential bodies has the idea of 2022 world cup of becoming a winter event and 54 member associations made the decision at a meeting and organizers maintained they are ready to host a summer event and have the cooling technology in place to combat high temperatures but they believe a switch would be preferable if a
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european correspondent says so. >> what is clear is that the tournament will be played in kitar and moves to the winter, will is too much momentum for it to be stopped. when the executive committee meet at the start of october in zurich there is no debate about that. what is going to happen is they will start the process of looking ahead to how to make it work and how will the european fixtures fit it in and they are talking about harmonizing the football calendar and want people to be consulted and feel consulted, whether it's the european leagues and they may suffer with the fixture because of this and they want players and representatives of everyone who could possibly be effected by this to have a say but they do want to actually get the process going quite quickly and there is nine years to this world cup they want to be in a position where they are finalized that schedule and there is agreement where possible, obvious there will be
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people who are unhappy but they want consensus in the end to move forward more happily. >> reporter: they have several english footballers accused of match fixing and fear for safety after they were being threatened by members of an illegal betting place and the four players and coach were in court with an malasia man and the charges are a day after 14 were arrested in singapore as part of an investigation go global match fixing and the former head of security now director at the international center for sport security says a global intelligence unit is needed to more effectively take on corruption in football. >> they have done so for sometime without proper check. we are seeing good national action around the world and countries taking action particularly on the match fixing side but remember there is a
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betting forward and sophisticated activity, betting fraud and can fought at a global level and not at a nation by nation level and we need global action rather than national action. >> reporter: going to football after 21 years has begun with a victory with the side and one 3-nil. >> a lot of times the team is down to ten as they play at home, these kind of games and doing very well, but i think i have to say we dominated the game from first to last-minute. and we scored three goals but before we scored the second i think we had three or four huge chances to score a goal. so it could have been even more. >> reporter: and he suffered a defeat in bulgaria and
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comfortable 3-0 victory. and tiger woods made a terrible start in the bid to win a $10 million jackpot as the pga tour reaches finale and victory at the tour championship would guaranty the title. and he had 3 over par and 73. out in front is henrick and the players in with a shot of the $10 million prize. >> the bonus fact when it's your day and you are hitting good shots and you are getting it as close as i got them. i'm pretty sure i could have hit the same number of good shots but another day and 20 feet and 15 feet and 10 feet away and today 4" on four and 4 feet away on five and a foot away on six and you know it's just those
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some days it just works out really good for you. >> reporter: and team usa kept the slim hopes of keeping the america's cup alive after winning on thursday and they are 8 points to 2 and 2003 winner new zeeland need one more race win to take back the oldest trophy in international sport and the captain jimmy spithill at the start to gain advantage to take the win. and the second race proves lucky as it was cancelled due to high winds, that will run later, this friday. the first practice for the singapore grand prix is underway on thursday, the man who holds the lap record the street circuit said he is leaving the formula one team because he is being paid. they declined to comment about the claims which are ahead of sunday's race, the 2007 world
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champion will rejoin ferrari and be racing against batman next season. >> i don't think it will be too difficult to go there and do well and the cost is a difference, that is the most difficult thing to get the cost right and get them running reliable and whoever makes the best car will probably make the best out of it. >> reporter: baseball and the boston red sox reached the playoffs after 3-1 win over the oriols and the second team to reach season and a two run homer gave the red sox the lead in the second inning and reached the playoffs for the first time since 2009 and they closed out for boston and could clinch the east divisional title later on friday. that's it. >> thanks very much as ever, one of the world east most famous scientists and steven hawking is
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a store and showing how he copes day-to-day balancing mental ability with an extreme physical disability and phil checked it out. >> think of cambridge and art and history but movie premiers think again. yet this is no ordinary film. this is no ordinary man. >> there is nothing like this moment of discoverying something that though one new before. >> reporter: the subject is professor steven hawking, one of if not the most famous scientists of his generation. and this is his story. his words, his idea, his life. full, uncencored-tv. >> i lived two thirds of my life with death hanging over me. >> reporter: he thought now is the time to do it in his own words and talk as candidly and
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revealing as he can about the effects and what amazing man he is really. so he was very accepting of it. >> steven hawking is adored and loved not just here at the university of cambridge but other parts of the world and for many people who are not academic it's also the fact he has achieved so much and also suffering so much. and that means he is no longer just a scientist. by his own admission he is now also a celebrity. this is after all a man who took center stage during the opening of the 2012 para olympics. >> welcome professor steven hawking. >> reporter: on simpsons and star trek and honors do not get much bigger. >> you have nothing. >> remind me again albert. i think my celebrity has a lot to do with my condition. so the wheelchair makes me
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instantly recognizable and i fit an stereo type but i'm not like einstein. >> reporter: when he was diagnosed with a disease he was given just three years to live, that was 50 years ago. his book, a brief history of time, became one of science's best ever sellers. his movie is brief, just 19 minutes, but gives the world a glimpse into his history, his time. phil with al jazeera cambridge. >> reporter: just a reminder, we are getting reports from iraq of a bombing of two bombs inside a sunni mosque in the city and that is 15 people have been killed, and the news agency is quoting police and medical sources and we will have details a little later and do stay with us here on al jazeera and
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>> good morning. this is aljazeera, i'm richelle carey. these are stories we're following. pope francis seems to welcome gays and lesbian's to the catholic church. the reactions are pouring in. >> the death toll is rising in mexico. two storms have pummeled the country and a third approaching. >> another mass shooting overnight in chicago, a 3-year-old caught in the crossfire. >> they risk their lives to help americans in iraq, now a lack of government help is putting them in danger, again.

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