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> welcome to the news hour live from do -- do he. >> these are the main stories. nine leb niece captors released. >> election result in the maldooefs. >> a deportation of a koso van schoolgirl in france. the french president says she can return, but her family is not welcome.
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protests against austerity brings the italian city of rome to a standstill for a second consecutive day. >> nine lebanese men are to return home, freed by syrian rebels. the group will cross southern turkey from syria. rebels captured the men in may, who said they were returning from a religious trip to iran. there's hope two turkish airline pilots abducted in bair ute in august will be released. we have correspondents in both countries. we'll hear from turkey in a moment. first, andrew simmons is live in beirut. what is the situation there? any word on when they might arrive? >> that's the question. no one knows when this will happen. there's a positive air here that
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it will happen before long. i'm in a suburb of south bair ute, a shia area. all of the pilgrims came from the area, and some of their relatives have been talking to us earlier. there's a widespread presence of lebanese media and a few international media waiting for the event to take place. we spoke to a woman who is married... one of the pilgrims. he is in his 60s. she said, "we feel like pawns in a bigger conflict that we have nothing to do with." she's been frustrated saying, "we have been here before, we have had these alerts that relatives will be released." this time she feels it's happening but will believe it when she sees her husband and moves on. right now the way it's playing here is this: that the lebanese
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government, from all parties are welcoming what is happening. we are now unsure of the whereabouts of the turkish prisoners who are described as pawns in a bigger game. where they are now we are unsure. some say it will be a few hours, a few days. in actual fact there's secrecy over the whole operation. ed indeed, not only that, what has gone on. the one thing that stands out is that there has been a series of moves involving various diplomatic channels and others as well over the past few days. that's a reason why there's a banner up there. you should see it. it was put up a good few days ago, which basically welcomes the - all of the men back home. also, that the video was released of the two pilots. that was a key point in the negotiations - a demand made
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that that should be shown >> thank you andrew for the update. let's cross to turkey. we'll talk about this complicated situation which involves two turkish airline pilots - the latest on their fate. >> yes, we were told earlier by a government spokesman that the two pilots were on their way to turkey within a couple of hours. that doesn't seem to be the case. a senior official within the turkish foreign ministerry told al jazeera that the two pilots have not reached the turkish embassy in beirut. in a separate development a spokesperson for the turkish airlines said an hour ago that their flight is ready to go to beirut, but they are waiting for a call from the turkish embassy so they can start the journey
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from istanbul to beirut. this is a 3-way deal. one syrian activist who is close to the northern storm brigade - the group that abducted or kidnapped the lebanese hostages says that their demands of releasing syrian female prisoners from syrian government prisons in syria have been met and now that they are either on turkey's territory, or they are about to reach turkish's soil. there could be around 102 female prisoners. this is complicated and fluid. things may well change >> andrew simmons in lebanon, and our turkey correspondent - thank you for the updates. >> a suicide bomber killed 16 syrian soldiers on the outskirts of damascus, at a checkpoint in a pro-government neighbourhood.
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the syrian observatory for human rights said the attacker drove a car at soldiers >> elsewhere in damascus - government forces are reportedly storming the rebel held suburbs. there was shelling. military reinforcements have been arriving. opposition activists report military airstrikes in aleppo. these are the pictures from the area. there has been a raid on the bahd region. >> a car bomb exploded in the northern egyptian city. there may have been some injuries. more from our correspondent on the line from cairo. what can you tell us? >> from what we are hearing the car bomb went off next to the army intelligence building, which is an audacious attack, getting close to a central hub there. from what we are told, they set fire to three different cars parked in the area.
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and we understand a person was killed and 13 were injured according to the interior ministry. the response has been that there has been a sweep of the area. reports say that another device was found by the security forces close by and was diffused before it could be set off. a state of alert has been raised. check points are being set up around the sinai peninsula to capture anyone trying to leave that may be suspected of having an involvement in the attack. >> thank you for the update. >> at least 32 people have been killed after drinking illegally brewed liquor in northern india. dozens more were taken to hospital. most were labourers. the seller was held. government officials have been suspended. >> the leading opposition party
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in maldooefs is crying foul after police stopped a re-run of the presidential election. they cancelled voting because of a supreme court ruling. we have the details. >> for campaigners, it was the news they hoped for. party leader qasim ibrahim was a candidate that called for a halt to the election re-run. police swooped on election headquarters in mali doing that. >> there were a lot of police officers down at the ground floor of this building and they don't absolve any of our staff taking out ball ot papers or boxes or pencils - you know - notebooks or anything. >> police say they acted on a supreme court ruling made after the september election was annulled because the names of dead or fake people were found on the registry. the ruling said all candidates must agree on the voters
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registry list for the run-off to go ahead. two of the three candidates refused. >> i believe if something is going not according to the regulations constitution or the ruling i believe that all citizens have the right to say whatever they feel. >> not everyone agrees police are the right to act. the electoral commission says they overstepped the marks. the former president mohamed nasheed agrees. mohamed nasheed left office after protests and accusations he was abusing his power. mohamed nasheed claims he was ousted. >> this is a coup. if you find a definition of a coup. this is a coup. >> an inquiry dismissed the claim. leaders are asked to address the state of disarray. >> it's a state of panda moanium. what needs to be seen is
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maintain political parties. they have to agree to run. if not, there'll be drama. >> candidates have a chance to avoid drama if elections are held before the current president's term ends on 11 november. protests against government austerity policies are being repeated in rome after a nationwide transport strike. thousands of people are out on the streets of the italian capital and other cities. workers are angry at government plans to raise taxes and continue the freeze on public sector wages. for the latest we go to sonia gallego in roam. what is the situation like there now? >> thousands of protesters are prepared to turn up to the square outside st. john's basilica, which was the starting point for the march. it is proceeding slowly, but is making its way across central
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rome. it is going near the central station there. now what you do have is certainly a more defined presence of younger italians, far more so than friday's protest. it certainly seems to be more against the government austerity measures. the demand that the younger italians are making is for the government to try and change its tact because what is happening - what they say is happening are decisions which are affecting the their future. >> i know some of the main unions were involved in this, were talking, were coordinating. to what extent will we see mass action that will paralyze the country. is that a possibility? >> well, the unions have voiced their opinions strongly. they are not the only group in the country who voiced
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disapproval at prime minister enrico letta's 2014 budget that we unveiled this week. he faced criticism from his own coalition. other groups said that these adjustments do not go far enough. many italians, certainly many that we spoke to here have been saying that what is happening or what is being proposed is minimal, and it's not going to change italian's life for the better. italians are used to living in modest circumstances across the years, since the recession. this is on top of having to contend with a decade of slow growth in the country, a country which has limited opportunities for people, certainly the younger people here. a result of that has been a rise in unemployment. again, most affected the younger generation. we have seen the unemployment rate go up 40%. that is a crisis because what it is is laying down the foundation for things to get worse for
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italians here. >> thank you sonia gallego there. >> an italian court ruled a former prime minister silvio berlusconi should be banned from holding political office for two years, following a conviction for tax fraud. the decision must be voted on by the senate to come into effect. a vote next month will decide if silvio berlusconi loses his seat in the senate. if expelled he'll have to spend a year under house arrest or in community service. >> i'll take you back to the story in the maldooefs with the police killing plans and attempts by the electoral commission to hold elections. we are joined by a person from the maldooefs election commission. he joins us from mali. why did you go against the court ruling and try to start
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elections without securing candidate approval of the voter lists? >> we worked hard to hold the election today, on 19 october. it is the supreme court ruling. it was very much a disappointing matter. the police assistance was seized, you know, around midnight. >> i understand. i will ask you about the police action. first, i want to know why did you go ahead with the elections without fulfilling what the supreme court asked you to fulfil first, which is to get candidate approval of voter list? >> the decision of the supreme court was to hold the election on the 19th of october, and then
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there were other 15 or 16 guidelines. we have a full field, each and every one. there has to be a full field before today >> but you didn't get aapproval of the voter list, did you? >> no, they refuse to sign on the voters' list, from the two candidates. they said they wanted verification of some of the registration forms, and they wanted 10% of the forms which is going to be over 3,500 forms. it was very clear from the forensic department of the police services that they would need more than 10 days to verify
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the - the forms >> so why not wait the 10 days. you'd have time to hold the elections before november 11th, if you had waited. >> no, i mean the court ruling says that we should hold the elections by the 19th. we are not even, you know, any time before either one of the it was not like that. it was very clearly said that the first would be on this - on the 19th, and this is our second round. the second round should be on 2 november >> all right. >> this is the supreme court, it was not just left for us to decide >> so you feel you did the best you could in a difficult situation, clearly. >> it was. >> do you think the police acted - were they politically
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motivated by intervening today and stopping the elections? >> yes, they stopped it. >> do you think it was politically motivated, they did it for political reasons? >> i don't know what was their intention behind that. what i understand was there was - they were supposed to support us. they were supposed to do certain duties in the - in the judgment which includes, you know giving protection to our ballot boxes and papers and what were officials of the ballot station, and to keep this and security, you know, at the time of voting. i mean, i didn't find any place where it says that the police has to verify how many people
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have signed. and the other thing was... >> if i can jump in. when you organise elections again before november 11th - will you try? >> we don't know. we are going to, you know find a date before... >> why don't you know? you are the body that organises the elections. whose orders are you waiting for? >> we are the body according to the constitution. you know, there's so much rights given by the constitution was that, you know, was overtaken by the supreme court. so, i mean, they overruled our decisions, so we have to make sure that when we come out with a date, that it is going to be a date that will not be rejected
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by the supreme court, which is a very powerful institution >> who is in charge of deciding the election date now - you or somebody else of the supreme court? >> it is a question to us now, because that is why we had a meeting this afternoon with the president of the country, and some of the leading candidate ministers like the defense minister, attorney-general and other ministers. >> so this sound like a real crisis, if not a mess - if you pardon the expression - that you, yourself, is not sure who is in charge of what when it comes to the elections now? >> that is the problem we have right now in this country because according to the constitution, we are the authority, the election
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commission is the authority, is to decide on the election date, and even the election result, the election procedures. but, you know, the supreme court is a kind of authority here, like, you know - like our institution that can override the articles in the constitution because according to the constitution, we were supposed to have the election on certain dates. three weeks from the date of the first sign of the election. that has been broken by the supreme court. it seems that they say - they
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have the authority. >> very confusing situation. thank you very much, fuwad thowfeek. >> the french president says a 15-year-old school girl deported to kosovo may be allowed back, but without her families. high schools were blockaded in paris while police detained the school while she was on a school trip. a spokesman said she was legally detained but questioned police actions >> translation: given the circumstances, if she makes a request and wants to continue her studies in france, she'll be welcomed - but only her >> speaking in response to the french president's hospital, it was said, "she will not go back to france without her family." >> translation: i thank everyone. it's their job. it's not their job to full out a 15-year-old from a bus in front of classmates. i'm ashamed because they all saw
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it. i thank france from my heart. one way or another i'll go back to france for sure >> tim friend is live for us in paris. interesting developments there. what exactly happened today, tim? >> well, extraordinary events really. if you look back over the last week, this started as a small local issue, if you like - a school girl escorted by police off a school bus when she was on a field trip, in front of her classmates. she was alarmed by what had happened. but, of course, it quickly became a national controversy here. and on saturday you had the interior minister returning prematurely from an overseas trip to deal with the situation, meeting with the president, with the prime minister to discuss the whole issue of the 15-year-old schoolgirl, and the
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fallout, the political fall out from it. they have come up with a solution that may or may not mean the problems are over for them politically. as you said, she is being offered a chance to come back to france, but her family must remain. in the last couple of minutes we have heard from the leader of president alain's socialist party saying he thinks the whole family, with the exception of the father, should be allowed back to france. politically it's causing the government here enormous difficulties because of this original mishandling of the way in which she was detained >> you already mentioned the criticisms from within his own party. imagine this step will inflame criticism from the right too. >> well, exactly. he's caught in the middle of two sides of the argument about immigration. those who are outraged by the
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treatment of this young girl in particular, and her family. and those who say, "well, a legal process was followed and there's good cause for tougher immigration laws." and you are quite right to point this out because this is an argument that has been going on for some time here. the far right are making gains, calling for tougher regulations and the center and opposition are having to respond. >> tim friend in paris there. >> australia is bracing for more fires as temperatures continue to rise. nearly 200 homes have been destroyed by the fires in new south wales. firefighters are struggling to contain some of the worst blazes in over a decade. >> in the blue mountains west of sydney volunteers are fighting fire with fire. by burning big areas of
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undergrowth near homes, they are hoping that once the bushfires reach here, there'll be nothing left to burn. >> we'll go around and put a burnt line around the back of properties and areas, and then we'll look at burning out the smaller valley, which is an o offshoot of a bigger fire coming up. >> the firefighters working remarkably close to the homes. i can see people's houses - houses and doors. volunteer firefighters are trying to stop the flames reaching them. they are volunteers. practicing firefighting is a weekend hobby. this, the real thing, is what that is it about. geena is a mother, darryl manages a concrete factory - everyone thrown together by fire. >> i manage a cafe.
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this is a builder, and greg does garden maintenance. >> and you are all volunteers. >> yes, do it for nothing >> at the top of the slope - homes they are trying to protect and people. this is an area prone to fire. >> we are 10 metres from the bush. as you can see we are getting burnt out easily. we are taking precautions. we have a sprinkler system, shutters on the window, a rainwater tank that will cover the house and water. >> others have taken similar measures and lost everything. >> very frightening. you watch the flames coming. you don't know - personally, you don't know how to stop them. >> on a nearby road many homes are rubble and ash. at the fire front the work is 24 hours a day, the firefighters taking advantage of cooler temperatures and lighter winds while they last and grabbing moments to rest, only when they can. let's get more news on the
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weather. over to steph now. >> thank you. we have a few storms with us at the moment. we had a few over the past few weeks. let's look at the satellite. quite a bit of cloud arching towards the south-east. within this we are seeing a few storms. the most powerful one by a long way is typhoon francisco with a we well-defined eye. we have a tropical depression to the east, forming. it's towards the south. we have seen a lot of cloud and rain. doesn't look impressive on the satellite. there is a chance that that could well be the next cyclone. if it forms here, could edge towards australia. further towards the north, a closer look at san francisco. it has a well-defined eye and powerful storm.
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the winds are sustained over 200 k/hr - 260 k/hr, making it the equivalent of a category 4 hurricane on the city of simpson scale that rates hurricanes. the maximum is five. a powerful storm at the moment. there's good news. it's working towards the north, meaning it's going over the cooler waters. before it gets to japan it should ease, but will bring a lot of heavy rain to japan there. . it's six months since the president took on venezuela's top job. it's not all smooth sailing. stay with us for a look at how he's faring under the shadows of perez. thailand unveils new elite fighters putting a muzzle on animal tracking. >> the winnipeg jets survive a
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frightening injury against the blues.
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you're watching al jazeera america. time to recap the headlines. >> nine lebanese hostages are on their way home after being released by rebels fighters in syria. they were abducted in may >> the head of the maldooefs election commission tells al jazeera he doesn't know who is in charge. election. voting was cancelled after it was said to violate a court
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order. it's the second attempt to hold an election in the last six weeks >> thousands of italian voters are out on it street, angry at austerity measures >> a group of hackers linked to syria's government says it's behind the shutdown of websites. the syrian electronic army said it has taken control of the dot qs suffix and targeted the domain because of support for the rebels. >> let's talk to a technology adjournist from london. how easy is it to take down a domain name? >> well, it shouldn't be that easy, but it's happened before and it will happen again. they have previously attacked the people who run dome april
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names. this is a decent dry system. it's run by different organizations in different countries. their security varies. a lot of what they do has been through spear fishing. we are used to fishing emails, things that turn up in the inboxes telling us to log into pay pal or the bank or whoever and steal our passport. spear fishing is a targeted measure of that. you learn about the person and send a subtle crafted email. they click on the link, it installs malicious software, captures the key strokes. once you have your software on someone else's p c, you have control of everything that the pc has access to. that may have been the approach used there. there's also the use of
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vulnerable - exploiting vulnerabilities that are known about. all the security updates to our computers, the people who run web servers and domain name servers that look up the directories of domain are updated. flaws are found. manufacturers or open source come in to fix them. not all of them are fixed. a lot of hackers will search methodically across the internet or topic they are interested in for unpatched, unfixed vulnerabilities and exploit them with tools written and freely available. >> how do they get away with it. they've been around for a while, attacking websites for a while. why haven't they been caught? >> they may well be caught eventually. there's a lot of ways to hide yourself on the internet. they are probably operating from
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syria. so, you know, there isn't - there's a regime on their side, at least the tacit aapproval of. there's a battle between them and activists in the west, who loosely call themselves anonymous. they have been trying to expose who the hackers are in the syrian electronic army, and syrian electronic army are trying to expose who the anonymous hackers are. there has been names emerging and the fbi look like they may have names. it's all very well having the name. it's often that that is not enough. when they are - when they do emerge, it's because people make mistakes. there's many ways to hide yourself. you can hack a computer that you connect to another computer on to another computer and so on. and finding out that the person at the end of the hack.
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all they know is there's a computer followed by another computer. you can trace the route to the first one, but it's hard and they can be spread around the world. there are many other ways to make it appear as if you are somewhere else in the world by attaching to a computer or router. all your information appears to come from somewhere else. when people are caught it's because they use the same online names. they posted in a forup giving a subtle clue to who they were, and when you put all the clues together, names emerge. also, these people are hacking each other's computers. if you have any clue as to systems they are using - like online discussion forums, it can give you an in to giving a message to them. if you trick them into running software or visiting a website
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you can use the same technique to attack their computers. >> thank you for shedding lights on that. from the hacker world adrian mars. >> it's six months since venezuela president nicolas maduro was sworn into office. he's dealing with serious economic problems. in the first of a 2-part series, we look at the challenges facing venezuela. >> in venezuela baseball fields are sacred grounds - one of the few places where people in this divided country can escape politics. news of rising inflation and crime as well. like antonio, who brought his twin boys to see his home team play for the first time. >> when we are in the stadium it's about baseball. so the political deepens keeps aside, and we enjoy the game. we support the team. >> when the fans go home the political and economic crisis
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gripping venezuela is hard to ignore. six months in office nicolas maduro faces inflation running at 50%. currency shortages, power cuts and growing protests. to deal with the crisis, he's asking lawmakers to grant him special powers to pass laws unilaterally. many here, some of his own supporters, are uncomfortable with the move. like celia, who spends three days a week going from market to market trying to buy hard to find basics like sugar, rice and cooking oil. >> translation: if he hasn't done anything yet, why is he asking for more power. >> analyst believe supporters like syria are disenchanted with nicolas maduro. >> translation: people had a
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love for the former president. nicolas maduro doesn't have the charisma. chaff ez supporters ask where is he. >> many are unsure of what is happening with the country? >> we are worried about the future. the crisis is going deep and deep. venezuela is a great country. we will go, you know - we will move forward and will pass the situation. >> a sentiment he hopes he and the rest of the country hold on to. . in brazil oil workers have been on strike for a second day. workers demand better pay and conditions. they are protesting against an auction of a state-owned oil field. in uruguay hundreds marched against plans to build more mines. parliament approved a law alawing a company to build five
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open-pit minds. the environmental impact is a concern. >> riot plus in columbia and people have been injured in relation to mining. indigenous leaders say water supplies are being poisoned and ancestral land is being stolen. >> rwanda's government is rolling out a plan to stem the country's population. men are encouraged to have vassectomies. it's a sensitive you subject. radical strategies are used to convince couples. >> peter greste travelled to a crowded eastern rwanda. >> a group of villages gather. this is the vasectomy club. a gathering of men sterilised with the procedure, and those who it is hoped will follow them. their wives must agree.
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>> in the deeply conservative community it's an awkward subject wrapped in myth. there are rumours of impotence and lack of mass kul inty. the club was begun to slow the population growth. the minister of health needs to challenge misconceptions as to what vasectomy does to men. >> you will be strong and continue to be sexually active. it will help your family to grow and the country to grow. when you explain, they understand it. >> it's not hard to see why there's a problem. the primary school here has 2,000 students. it's so crowded here they teach in shifts much. this is why the government thinks the birth control program is critical. there's no way a country the size of rwanda can sustain the population growth. it's telling families it's not about the number of kids they
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can sustain, it's the number of kids that the country can support. >> right now the average rwandan couple has almost five children. the government's aim is to reduce it to three, keeping population growth in step with economic growth. nyrenger emanuel and his wife agree that the time is right for the vasectomy. he has nine children and admits that is enough. they go through another counselling session to deal with last-minute worries much >> translation: people say it makes men impotent and you'll never be sexually active again. i decided to do it for the good of my family. doctors explained that everything will be well. people will gossip. but i decided it's the best thing to do. >> translation: i am happy about the position. it will take away the burden of family planning. i found that diff. >> in an adjacent room after the vasectomy club meeting nyrenger emanuel has the operation.
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the technique is new, fast and free. he'll spend half an hour under local anaesthetic before the surgeons begin the next operation. the government believes there's no time to waste. >> al-shabab claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack in central somalia that killed 13 people. so others were injured in a blast in a restaurant. the associated press says the bomber targeted troops from ethiopia and jib uty. the city is under control of the somali government and african union peace keepers are station stationed there. >> security has been upgraded after an attack was warned in the capital of cam palais. 79 people were killed in cam palais three years ago. al-shabab threatened the strike
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against uganda unless it pulse troops from somalia. >> rebels from democratic republic of congo say a peace deal could be close koord to the newsagency. m 23 is holding talks and said it made major concessions on demands. it controls around 700 square kilometres in the east, bordering rwanda in uganda. >> thailand is a hot spot for animal trafficking. it's one of the world's most profitable black market industries worth more than $10 billion a year. bears, tigers, pangolans and elephants are frequently targeted - used to make medicine, clothing and food. every year dozens of thai forces are killed trying to stop the illegal animal trafficking. a force has been built to try to stop it.
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>> thailand is losing ground in a battle against illegal wildlife trafficking and poaching. their enemy changed tactics and the national park rangers are in the cross-hairs. >> it's more dangerous as the commodities, the illegal rose wood or the wildlife is more valuable. there's more money involved. and the criminals are wanting to protect profits and not wanting to get caught. they are bringing in weapons. instead of running, they are shooting. >> outgunned by the poachers, 12 rangers are killed each year. the government decided they needed an elite force to fight back. the first members of the king of tigers is a new breed. there's no other force like them in the world. the 8-week training course exposed the rangers to hostile enemies - how to engage them on the air, at land and at sea. many of the rangers were in
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thailand's army. since they'll be in covert operations we are not using names. >> i like being a forest ranger. no one told me it would be risky. i experienced it myself when i started working. i don't worry too much. i believe my strength will carry me. >> the new tools will them to attract poachers. illegal wildlife trafficking is controlled by major international criminal gangs. they'll investigate and do hunting of their own - going after the heads of the gangs. >> you can't look at one avenue of it. it's like working drugs and going to the street level. you have to go to the king pins. >> the new unit is eager to take the fresh skills to the jungle. the two dozen elite rangers are outnumbered. the goal is to grow their ranks.
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building a force to break up the networks, stripping thailand's forest and slaughtering its inattenti endangered species. >> the chinese government sacked a top official. the mayor and deputy party chief. he's being investigated over discipline violations. the communist party says it's carrying out a nationwide crackdown on corruption. >> still to come - all the sport, including... >> i'm in dubai where the south american champions argentina kick you have their under 17 world cup campaign. i'll tell you who the next big star could be.
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. welcome back. millions of syrians sought refuge abroad, and around 5,000 have been allowed to resettle in germany. nick spicer went to meet some at a refugee center. >> reporter: after months of fear and war in waiting it's back to school for the syrian children in a country where they can at last feel safe. this child from aleppo learns to say he's 44 years old. whatever they did before, it's back to the basics for the adults as well. this family heads to lunch. hammed in a wheelchair is a 15. he's tiny because of a degenerative disease - a
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disability that helped to get his family accepted into germany >> translation: i did not want to leave. i did not want to leave the country. we left too late. we suffered. we could hear the bombs, the more tars and the shells. we were exposed. children had nightmares and screamed all the time. >> a kurdish rights activist approached us, keen to show wounds that the secret police inflicted before the war. was that with a knife? >> yes, yes. >> police. yes. >> germany is giving 5,000 syrian refugees selected by the united nations, flying over on charter flights - german lessons, pocket money, the right to work and lodging after it moves out of the camp. the situation for other syrians who make it to germany under their own steam is difficult - no right to work or freedom to travel until their asylum work is considered.
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syrians invited in can stay tore two years and apply to stay longer. an appealing option for many. >> this family wants to remain in germany, because their children will get what they need - proper medical care. hammed has a disease that makes him aid. a war-time explosion leaves the boy pushing him limping and deaf. the syrians may be safe. for some there's no leaving behind the scars of war. let's catch up with the sport news. >> thank you liverpool move to the top of the english premier league , drawing 2-2. steven gerard scored his 100th premier league goal. newcastle fought hard after having a man sent off. six matches to kick-off. arsenal has a chance to claim top spot.
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. >> we have an issue of one game. doesn't matter what club you are, you have to be at the best. the premier league is quick to show you up if you are not. you have seen that with results recently. >> in news - manchester united finds ahead of that match rising star committed his future to the club, signing a 5-year deal. garel bale played a limited role at real madrid since joining the club and will be on the bench for the la liga match. the $130 million player returned to training after recovering from a back problem. the welsh international played over 100 minutes of football. real madrid had to dismiss a story that he was suffering by a slipped disc. >> meszi is to return after suffering a thigh injury.
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>> a replay will be requested following a ghost goal seeing them betten by bayern. the ball struck through a hole in the side netting. leverkusen was 2-0 up, going on to a 2-1 win. the referee defenced his position. >> mexico confirmed their fourth football coach in the space of six weeks. miguel has been appointed against new zealand. he replaces victor manual who lasted two games in charge. they scraped through to the playoffs after panama was beaten by the united states. >> translation: of course this is not the ideal situation. no one likes to switch coaches. all of you were at the coach's
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presentation, done with the best intention of having him the whole campaign. the results were not there. when that happens decisions have to be made. many times we delayed the decision which made the problem bigger and i feel guilty in this as well. >> the future of world football will be on show in the united arab emirates at the under 17 world cup. despite the history of producing strong youth, argentina have never won the tournament. they are hoping to change that as they start their campaign against iran an society. we have more from dubai. >> this tournament may be a world cup in name, but you will not see anywhere near the number of fans attending as you will in brazil next year. many of the players are relatively unknown. it's not to say they won't be huge stars. the under 17 world cup is the perfect place for agents and scouts to unearth new talent. they'll watch the match between
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iran and argentina. they have a long history of bringing top players through the under-17 ranks. like carlos tef ez and sebastien bra, m. they'll watch the man that scored a kick for a goal 25 yards out in the south american championships which argentina won. their opponents iran are not expected to cause problems. they beat australia 5-1 on the way to reaching the tournament. although they are the underdogs argentina can't underestimate though e >> the st louis cardinals are through beating the dodgers to win the series. the dodgers trailed 3-2 heading to game 6. the cardinals took stroll. michael wacher, pitcher outpitched damager star clayton
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kershaw. to the cardinals winning the series 4-2, back to the second world series in three years. they'll play the boston red sox in detroit. >> any time you face kershaw you'll have to match against them. our guys battled up there. it was fun to watch in the dugout there. whenever they put up the nine runs, it makes my job easier. >> it wasn't all good news for st louis, beaten by the winnepeg in the nfl. the jets overcame a nasty injury. they were leading 2-1, their defenseman had a bad crash, going head-first into the boards. he was stretchered off and taken to hospital. at the end of regulation and overtime, tied at 3-3.
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yokanan scored his second in the shoot-out against winnepeg for a 4-3 win. >> defending motogp champion jorge lorenzo did his best to hold on to his crown, breaking the phillip island poll. if he wins on sunday and jorge lorenzo finishes second mark webber will retain the championship. >> i didn't expect this lap is a lap you only can go with the playstation. today we made it. we improved 0.7 from the first ride. it's impressive how much fast we can go with new tyres. >> in rugby - new zealand extended an unbeaten run over australia. the all blacks won 41-33 in dunedin securing a clean sweep
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of the rugby championship. both sides head to the northern hemisphere for end of season tours. >> rory mcilroy is attempting to claim a first victory of the year in the korean open. he looked the part donning the korean dress for the third round. the world number six is so off the pace af a 4-over round of 75. kim leads the furniture by four strokes. there's more on the website. there's details on how to get in touch with the team using twitter and facebook. that's it from me for now. back to you. thank you. stay with us here at al jazeera. it's the end of our show, but another will come back in a
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