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>> welcome to the news hour. i'm darren jordan from al jazeera's news office in doe ma. sell celebration after driving out m 23 rebels. relief for the syrians in the sieged area. and there are more trapped. >> we have the latest from europe, including home at last. four men return to france after being held captive for three years by al-qaeda in niger.
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>> all i wanted was a family. no one wanted me. >> reporter: we're in chicago's film festival where filmmakers are producing chilling tales. >> welcome to al jazeera. soldiers in the democratic republic of congo claim picture from the m-23 movement. they seized control of the rebel base which sits on the border of uganda. the town has been the scene of celebration. it was the last stronghold of the m 23 army, and they had been fighting with the army for the last 23 months. >> we came in with the congress congolese, and when we came in the town had completed deserted.
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every had runaway from the fighting. now as you can see that's all over. the civilian versus come running back when they saw the civilian government come in. you can see the soldiers are in good spirits with the martial arts demonstration going on in the camera here. >> they're very happy, and very glad to see the back of the m 23 rebels. it's the last town they control and just a few hundred meters away of the border of uganda. including th the export of congo valuable minerals, whoever owns this border can make a lot of money. it doesn't mean that m 23 cannot cause more trouble. they could run u up to the surrounding hills and regroup, change tactics and maybe pursue
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guerrilla warfare as well, but as far as strategic centers this was the last one and this afternoon they lost it. it was a major blow. they were accused of raising a lot of money from this border from gold that had been illegally smugged out here. congo and the u.n. have consistently accused rwanda and uganda of supporting the rebels, although both of those countries deny it. in the recent days in the fighting when the m 23, it looks like they haven't been getting much support at all because the congolese army has just taken one town after the next. it was originally quite some heavy fighting, but it looks like the m 23 just got weaker and weaker. as we move forward today with government soldiers several times we came under fire but it
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was only fire of light weapons and m 23 was armed to the teeth with mortars and rockets. today they didn't have any of those kinds of weapons left, it seems. just some rifles and machine guns. >> to syria now where the red cross has brokered a deal to allow some people to leave a besieged suburb. the area is surrounded by government forces and thousands face starvation. the u.n. said there are still a million people trapped without aid across the country. >> reporter: this is a rare movement of relief and cooperation between regime forces, rebel groups and aid workers. some 1800 syrians have been trapped in the war-ravaged damascus area, and were allowed to leave during cease-fire confined to this one area. priorities given to the sick, elderly and children. civilians were taken to temporary shelters.
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one of the women involved in the cease-fire negotiations said all of the parties have cooperated well. >> we received the call from the people, that they would prefer to go out because it's not only a matter of eating, but also it's a matter of security. so we began to negotiate thon basis, and the group is tha-- >> reporter: the government is eager to show that it fully cooperated and help to facilitate the withdrawal. >> reporter: the people leaving are the last people leaving after the agreement between national security, social affairs and the damascus county governor. >> but many are cynical. for president bashar al-assad, the neighborhood now free of civilians could allow for tactical military advantage as
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their forces seek to take control of the damascus. for rebel groups it gives them a moment to recuperate. still for whatever the reasons for the move, the civilians are thankful. >> thanks for that. god help you. thanks to the syrian army, and may god protect them. >> reporter: but this is an isolated case. syrian regime forces have won clear tactic throughout the country when it comes to rebel-held neighborhoods. they blockade them while keeping food and supplies out in an attempt to get the rebels out. so much of this war is now concentrated around these check points and these block cases. al jazeera. >> meanwhile, aid agencies are struggling to reach people in need in syria. a million are still trapped. most of them in towns near
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damascus. a spokesman for the international committee of the red cross said that the future evacuations to work cease fires must hold. >> we try as much as possible to negotiate for a cease-fire, but the respect of the peac cease-ff all civilians and military assistance has to be ultimately respected by the party to agree to it. now in the case here, we would not involve ourselves in the negotiations, however, we helped the civilians to come out. there are dozens of towns in and around damascus in which a siege is on going and you have large
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number of civilian who is want to come out and who are afraid to come out. what is important to allow for humanitarian assistance to enter these areas. in the case of many areas around damascus we have requested repeated access, and we have had close to 17 official access request over the past year, and none of these requests have been met, unfortunately. >> the u.n. and arab league has met with president bashar al-assad in damascus. peace talks aimed at ending the civil war would only succeed under certain conditions. we have more from the lebanese capital of ba beirut. >> reporter: this is the third day of brahini in damascus, and
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it seems that syria is willing to join the geneva 2 conference if it happens under certain conditions. that the talks happen among syrians and only syrians decide the fate of their country and the fate of bashir himself. certainly the syrian national coalition and other opposition groups are saying they would not go to the geneva 2 conference unless the assessing i nation of bashar al-assad was on the table, and not just an after thought to be discussed later. it's also not clear whether a political solution, if, indeed, reached at the geneva 2 conference would be applied on the ground simply because of the fact that many of the rebel factions, some of the more powerful ones on the ground have clearly said that it does not recognize that process, and it would actually consider anyone
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who joined that process as a traitor. >> egyptian students have stormed the university building damaging equipment and writing anti-government graffiti on the walls. after the demonstration of ousted president mohamed morsi turned violent. >> reporter: this is the moment that hundreds of students tried to raid the administrative offices of the university. for ten days this place has been the focal point for protesters from the anti-coup alliance. on wednesday some managed to break in and set about destroying what they could. some used water hoses to prevent those outside from getting in. employees were harassed, documents taken and anti-coup graffiti sprayed on the walls. the head of the university called on the police to come to the campus, and he issued a
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warning to those involved. >> we will deal with the students who have gone against the rules of the university with the utmost urgency. >> reporter: one student witness described what he saw. >> security forces reacted after the they stormed the administration building and damaged its office. >> reporter: one of the most prominent educational institutions in the arab world. many attend classes here every day. it is near the square where hundreds from killed in august, when government forces moved in to remove the sit in. and many more remain in prison to this day. so far this week hundreds of students have protested on the streets outside of the campus 37 this was the scene on tuesday when one member of the security forces appeared to cock and then
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point a loaded gun at proteste protesters. [ sirens ] police have been banned in university campus since before the revolution that toppled the regime. so allowing them on wednesday was a major change of policy. in the event police made several arrests on the campus. those detained are accused of committing acts of violence and of rioting. dominick kane, al jazeera, cayeux. >> returning to their homes, or what is left of them. families i in the philippines picking up what's left after the fighting. and attitudes of teenage mothers are changing. and in sports, c.s.k.a. moscow will receive punishment for the behavior of their fans. we have details coming up.
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>> now they were held for more than three years, and for much of that time their relatives did not know if they were dead or alive. but now four former hostages are back on french soil after being freed by their captors in niger. >> yes, as you can imagine, darren, there were scenes of joy when the men were reunited with their families. but there have been questions about how their release was secured. >> reporter: relief and overwhelming emotions, back on french soil after three years of uncertainty, and the constant threat of being killed. on the tarmac hugs and kisses from family, and a welcome from the president. >> it's an immense joy for the men, an immense joy for them to come back to their families, to their countries and come back to
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a life, free life. i want to speak of their courage. three years of waiting, of suffering. >> reporter: the men will be given a checkup in hospital, and tell what they know to intelligence officers before returning home. their relatives are ecstatic. >> you can see within me an enormous emotion. it was like a huge wave, joy and happiness. we've been waiting for this for more than 36 months, but this nonetheless something. >> money having been paid for their release is denied by their company. earlier the men arrived in the niger capital after being freed in northern mali. >> this freedom was accomplished
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in collaboration with president hollande. the kidnapping occurred three years ago and since then everything has been done to regain their freedom. >> the hostages describe their experience as a nightmare. at one point during their captivity they were filmed at gunpoint. their captors, al-qaida, accused france of stealing the region's uranium and demanded french troops leave afghanistan. by their primary demand was money. the hostages may owe their lives to the rebels' repotterre rerepd success. >> going to europe where roma are say they live in substandard
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homes. >> reporter: mariana likes to welcome guests with a coffee. but she's forced to serve it outdoors. inside the trailer she calls home there is barely space for her newborn twins. this is where she lives with her house and their four children. her hopes to be relocated to a housing apartment is quickly eroding away. >> they say housing is for italians, but i'm an italian citizen, too. it's not my fault that i was born a roma in a camp. i deserve a decent home. >> living in an overcrowded camp infested with rats. illness is rife with bouts of hepatitis 5, and scabies in
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children. the closest super market is 2.6 kilometers away. now many live here in very poor conditions. this was meant to be a temporary accommodation, but for most this is now home. >> reporter: a report by amnesty international published on wednesday said that in italy there is a two-track social housing system that discriminates from roma people. >> italy has been condemned several times by human rights, the u.n. there has been no political will to address the demands of roma. >> the councilor in charge of social situations the wants
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segregation. >> while they live and wait for better living conditions, this community will have to keep calling this camp their home. al jazeera, rome. >> authorities there have started helping the libyan government with the surveillance and guarding of it's with regards. borders. in october two migrant ships sank leaving 400 people dead. there is good news for the troubled you're ozone because spain is officially out of the two-year session. confirmed the country's economy has grown by not .1%.
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the economy boost has been helped by export, the only area of growth since the recession began. experts say with unemployment at 26% spain's recovery may not be sustained. however, the prime minister is optimistic. >> evidently i'm not satisfied with the unemployment data. i'm not foolish, but there is some light. we've had two good results in the last two quarters. without a doubt we all want it to be better. i think we have reversed the situation and now on the right path. >> to athens to pledge moral support to the greek government. as the country endures it's sixth year of recession they expect to focus on energy and athens ambitious but slow moving privatization program. back to doha and to darren.
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>> now in yemen ten people have been killed after mortars and rockets have been fired at a mosque. the attack happened in the northern city of sadr. the attack against a sunni mosque during noon prayers. a suicide-bomber has burned himself up on a beach in the to tunisiaen town. and the police arrested another man who was planning another suicide-bomber attack. we have more new from t, nis. >> well, it is a significant change in tunisia. attacks were limited to border regions withal year algeria, tr with libya, and the only attack
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that has happened in tunis are the two political assassinations that occurred in this transition. the attacks in the coastal regions of t tunisia where there is high density, a lot of people, tourism, which is important to th tunisia economy. now suicide-bombers, the first time it has happened since the tunisia revolution. >> five people connected to a car crash in ti tianamnmen squa. the.
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more than ten thousand families in the southern philippines lost their homes during a siege. the fighters were battling for control of the city. the government has declared the crisis is now over but to thousands of families the recovery will take much longer. we have reports. >> reporter: the tournament from the siege is edged deeply in this family home. >> my house, it's no more a home. >> reporter: what they have left are scars, they say, memories built for decades now reduced-to-champions. >> champion. >> reporter: their home was one of the many destroyed during the siege between philippine soldiers and fighters from the mo ra national liberation front in september. >> there is no solution. both sides, government, i'm a
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civilian, inspect civilians like me. >> reporter: the siege started with mls fighters demanding to hoist their flag in the center of the city. thousands of government soldiers responded in the days that followed. the crisis left at least 200 people dead. they say although they're grateful they're allowed to return to their homes, they're now faced with a bigger dilemma, how to pick up the pieces of their lives again. they save whatever scraps they can. many of them say they came home to discover their homes had been either looted or razed to the grouped. over 120,000 people have been displaced. many remain in evacuation camps in squalor conditions and little to eat or drink. government resources are
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stretched. >> we have to move forward and whatever was destroyed, we're not only going to build them, but we're going to build them peter. and get some consolation of what happened. >> reporter: adequate compensation for the people here is not just about replacing their homes. it's about rebuilding the community. al jazeera, philippines. >> now every day 20,000 girls under the age of 18 give birth in developing countries. that's according to a new report from the united nations population fund. well, if found that poor, uneducated rural girls are more likely to become pregnant than their wealthier, educated counterparts: many are the result of sexual violence, and for many it results in death from complications of pregnancy and childbirth. now to the kenyan capitol in
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nairobi has been helping underage numbers. >> at the age of 14, she is a mother. her family disowned her once they realized she was pregnant. she's now forced to juggle carrying for a four-month-old baby and studying for her school examples. >> i'm lucky i've had a safe delivery. i haven't lost hope yet. i plan to continue with my studies until i complete them. >> reporter: beth now lives at a shelter for mothers outside of nairobi. it's run by this man, a reverend. >> 99% of the girls that we have here are from very poor families. so poverty has played a very great role whether the families are poor, now you're bringing another here. >> programaccording to the unitd
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nations one in every ten girls in africa has a child before the age of 15. it's also common to see girls aged 15 and 19 who with up to three children. becoming a mother at a young age leads to serious health implications. it has disrupted life for many girls. >> once she has stopped going to school, that's it. especially if the her family is poor. she now has to look for odd jobs, which means she could end up in the streets, becoming sexually exploited, ending up pregnant again. >> some are trying to rebuild their lives. several years after dropping out of school because of a pregnancy, this 24-year-old is back in class. she attends this school in
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nairobi's slum that karats cateo mothers. but places like these are far and few in between. >> we have more coming, including--no kidding around, we find out why movie makers are creating darker stories for children. >> reporter: the ecuador amazon where the government has given the green light to drill for oil. >> and in sport the boston red sox could claim the world series later on wednesday. we look ahead to game six. more on that next.
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1800 syrians who have been trapped in a besieged capitol of damascus has been able to leave the area safely. the red cross managed to secure a cease-fire but there are still more people in other parts of the country. egyptian students have stormed an university building and writing anti-government slogans on the wall. now people living in sudan and south sudan are voting to decide which of the two countries they want to join. both governments claim the land which have a lot of natural resources oh above and below the ground. as reports two tribes who rely on the land are unsure about the move. this is the way it's been for as long as they can remember. the tales they tell one near it
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was the ancestors who first set up the cattle camp generations ago. they represent wealth and culture. and the livestock prosper i her. but other nomads bring their animals from the north each year. he has been herding his cattle all his life, sharing the area, sometimes peacefully, sometimes not. he showed me scars from fights with his rivals. he insists he's willing to share the land, but trust disappeared long ago. >> it is i a impossible to live together because when they come here, they just take water and grass and they steal and kill. if it guest passes through your
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house can they claim it was their own? >> reporter: as the day heats up the callel move on to drink. they say there used to be enough for all but not any more. now they argue that they have always grazed their animals here and this is as much part of their traditional grounds as it is for the dinka. just because they don't live here doesn't mean they have no rights over what happens to this land. they also depend on cattle. they follow the rain across hundreds of kilometers of pasture. the beef raise generates money, and this valuable land grazing above ground and oil below. no one knows how much is here, but three years ago khartoum
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lost three oil reserves. they can't afford to lose more. >> it is the continued presence of khartoum force notice oil area. otherwise, the rest they continue to go back. >> reporter: but there is still deep resentment among the herders. the nomads are seen as a direct threat in their own endless search for grass and water. >> now, u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon has criticized israeli plans for more camps in the west bank. it comes hours after israel freed 26 palestinian prisoners. an u.n. report has named two international companies it says could be held criminalcally responsible in relation to settlement building.
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we're joining by the author of that report, mr. talk, human rights in the occupied palestinian territory. richard faulk, good to have you back on the program. does this add new significance to your report that international companies have been involved in illegal settlement building? >> i think it does. it's a provocative coming especially at this time where there is an effort to resume and conduct direct negotiations between israel and the palestinian authority. it is definitely a defiant act because so clearly the building of settlements is a violation of international law, the geneva convention article 49 paragraph
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6 of the fourth convention so israel knows what it is doing, and what it's doing is giving priority to land confiscation, ethnic cleansing, and the expansion of the settlements, all things that make it much more difficult to unde find a diplomatic path forward. >> you warned that real estate companies may be held criminally responsible for th their involvement. >> our first evident is not to pursue criminal remedies but persuade these companies that they're acting at risk of such prosecution if they don't terminate their relationships
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with settlements, and stop earning profits as a result of those relationships. there has been a successful move by of dutch government which advised if they continued with a treatment, water treatment facility in east jerusalem settlement it will be engaged in action problematic under international law. on that basis the dutch company terminated the relationship. we consider this a break threw because our real interests is in--in stopping these for-profit relationships that encourage and abet this illegal settlement building. >> let me get a final thought from you. you talk about that dutch company. we know that re/max is an
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u.s.-based real estate company. dexer is an european group. what pressure can be brought by the u.n. over the involvement of these companies specifically? >> i think it's a matter of political will. what my role has been is to make the issues visible, to make the argument as strong as possible. and hopefully the combination of pressure from simple society, and this new emphasis within the u.n. itself will produce resul results. >> mr. faulk, thank you. let's go back to felicity in london. >> we will gather to the news that angela merkel has sent intelligence advisers to washington. they're sent to ask about u.s.
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spying on merkel's phone. she wants a no spying deal by the end of the year. former news editor and former chief and former reporter all entered guilty pleas for this week's high profile trial. private investigators who had already been convicted of similar offenses back in 2007, also pleaded guilty. two others deny the charges. olympic organizers facing security questions after a suicide attempt on a bus in russia. as david chatar reports, there are a lot of security concerns in the region. >> reporter: below the ski
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slopes, specialized forces have been checking every roadway for hidden mines and explosive devices as the countdown to the games continues. the suicide attack against a bus last week in the city killed six team and injured 30, many of them school children. it's been described as the opening of a complain to disrupt the poison by rebels who have >> the leader of the rebellion recorded this figure in which it accused the russians of building the olympic ski venues on the bones of russian martyrs. they were once a proud nation
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but driven after one last stance against invading imperial troops in 1864. these were the final killing fields for the tribes. it's been estimated out of the 2 million strong of the nation, nearly half died in what's being called the bloodiest gin side of the 19th century. eye-witness accounts report how one village was surrounded and every man, woman and child were killed with baynetes. >> we went forward step by stepped cleansing to the last man from any land the soldiers set foot on. when you visit this newly refurbished museum the first room tells you all about th the
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casacks who live on the land. not those who first lived there. they have been cleansed from the history books as well. many of the visitors enjoying the sun on the black sea beaches know nothing of the hors horrore seened here. starved and ravaged, waiting to be deported to turkey. they died in thousand where is they lay. >> now back to doha. >> still to come on al jazeera in the face of oil driller what protection is there for the pristine amazon forest? we'll have a report from he can doctor. and looking to bounce back, news of that coming up. stay with us.
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>> welcome back. now ecuador has decided to allow oil exploration in one of its pristine parts of the country. groups are outraged and they warn that the consequences. >> there is a saying in the amazon. the jungle will save us all. but the most diverse area of the plant sits over jungle sits ovef
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oil. indigenous leaders are devastated. >> for us the amazon is our supermarket. this is where we find our food. we find all of our medicine here. now with the pollution all is gone. >> reporter: he's referring to the pollution caused by drilling in the outskirts in the reserve. all large animals are gone, he says. he caecuador's answer, for the d to pay ecuador $350,000 a year to leave the amazon untouched. but his plans failed. the government's begins drilling, and it's for the greater good, the government says. media campaign comparing dril drilling to the short pain a
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baby feels when being vaccinated compared to th what it provides. >> roads, heavy traffic, and this is happening here. zones that have tropical rain forest and where heavy drilling has been going on for the past decades. >> reporter: the marchs to the capitol has already started. communities from the amazon trekked for five days to demand an audience. >> we don't want oil companies. you will harm us. leave us alone. >> reporter: many here want a referendum on oil drilling. >> as a woman i want to defend our territory for the future of our children so they can continue to live in harmony with the jungle. >> reporter: the indigenous movement has played a role in toppling three ecuadorian
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presidents in the past decades. now they have a warning for this president. let oil companies into the jungle, and he will pay a heavy price, and so will the planet. >> we'll check in on the day's sport. >> reporter: we'll start with football and c.f.k.a. moscow has been told to close part of their stadium because of the racist behavior of their fans. subjected to racist chants in the team's win against c.f.k.a. and would yo uafa has ordered te for the champions league against against bayern munich. well, sports correspondent said that while uafa are following their own rules on racist behavior, many believe they are not going far enough.
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>> the procedures for instances of racism that they put in place for may of this year say a partial stadium closure for first offense. then it continues with a second offense with a fine on top. critics say that's not enough. particularly for the first offense. there needs to be something tougher. then they need to get to a level where there is points deduction or expulsion from competitions. who is talking in those terms? well, it's fifa who is saying they'll be prepared at some stage to look at kicking teams out of a competition. that's what people who are campaigning against racism want. if not straight away for an offense, they want it to get to a level where if they're repeat offenders they are kicked out of examinations. there is even talk of a boycott of the world cup, that is not a
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good measure for football, and they're asking for them to come in and deal with these incidences. >> on to spain now, real madrid will look to bounce back. real now nine points behind barcaa and coach ancelotti is asking more from gareth bale. >> we have to play against this team. they have confidence in this moment. after the defeat of barcelona we want to have a good reaction to play good, and to win. >> well, roma sit top in italy,
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and that will make it a record 10 wins of 10 when they play against verona. we see napoli as they try to c cut, and they can't afford to slip up. >> it's an important game. it's an important game because we're near the top. and fiorna is also near thtina e top. >> to baseball now. the boston red sox can seal the world series if they can beat the st. louis cardinals in game six. the showdown just five hours away, we have john henry smith keeping tabs on all the build up. how much would it mean to boston and their fans to close up the world series at home and at
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fenway park? >> well, even though a win tonight or tomorrow would give boston their third world series crowns since 2004, sox fans have been fought been able to see a world series win here since 19 years ago. you need look no further than the ticket prices, $1,800 is the most expensive ticket in world series history. and tickets here tonight have been selling for $10,000. that's how much a win would mean to the fans at fenway park. >> david ortiz has been in great form. how important has than been to boston getting to this point. >> great form, indeed. ortiz has been the red sox offense. he's battling 733, the rest of
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the line up is batting 151. ortiz has reached base three times in four hits, and beyond that, he's been an important charismatic leader for this team, getting the troops going when things have gone south. they've had rough patches here in the world series so far. it's been surprising that the cardinals have continued to pitch to him and one of the things to watch for tonight will the cardinals continue to throw him strikes or will they walk him and make some other red sox player beat him. you can certainly make an argument for that strategy. >> and most of the talk has been about the red sox and their lead up to this. >> so much has gone wrong for the cardinals from sloppy defense in game one to even last night when their playin plane gn
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late on the tarmac, with all that said, two reasons why the cardinals can get this done tonight. number one, a hit of history. this team is 8 and 1 when facing elimination games in the last nine times they've done that. and also pitcher michael wacha. overall he's four and owe with the e era of 1.00. with him on the mound they have a chance to win this game. >> now 40 games in the nba on wednesday. and the heat begin their new sin with the win over the chicago bulls. before the game got under way a new championship banner was unveiled, and the players showed off their new rings.
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derrick rose played for his first game since injury sidelined him in april 2012. he could only manage 20 points and the night instead showed lebron james who led the heat to their season opening win. five-time grand slam champion hingis. her boyfriend said that her mother hit him while she struck him. the police will decide on possible further action. in cricket i, the u.s.a.yese bailey smashing 156, india got
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there with three balls to spare, and the series is now tighted a two a piece. meanwhile, pakistan closing in over the victory of south africa. they restricted their opponents to 183, and pakistan just 19 runs away from winning. for more sports on our website go to and more details of how to get touch with our teams. once again, that's sports for now. >> thank you. now children's phones are big business. the tricky part is keeping the little ones watching. well, maybe a bit of darkness is the way forward. chilling tales is the new trend for kids movies, as long as they have a happy ending, of course. >> it's a dark tale filmed in
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muted tones of sepia. >> so the film is set in neo-victorian fantasy land. our main character is penny. she dreams one day of escaping the factory and finding a family of her own. >> a canadian part of a new generation of filmmakers being celebrated foyer their somber themes. some wield a lighter touch. >> what is that smell. >> roasted goat. >> there is the adolescent monster with a sudden appetite for his best friend. >> and the zombie brothers on the hunt for brains to eat and finding disappointing dining. children's tales have always contained an element of fear from dickens to chitty chitty bang bang. >> lollipop. >> but many of the films in chicago's children festival share a distinctly macabre the
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theme. >> everyone wants a family but no one wanted me. >> the theme aimed at the increasing sophistication of little film neo neo-fytes. >> certainly kids are accessing things on youtube that don't have ratings. i think you can get away with making things dark as long as there is a happy ending, and there is sort of a moral or something that can be taken away from the story. >> and for directors like goodal there is the hope of taking away a bankable audience of little viewers. al jazeera, chicago. >> stay with us here on al jazeera. we'll have a full bulletin of news coming straight ahead. that's it. by for now.
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