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welcome to the news hour from al jazeera in doha. i'm adrian finnegan. an end to a desperate week of waiting as a family is reunited in the philippines. childhood friends go head to head as votes against underway in the chile elections.
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i have news from europe, including tight security from the partial rerun of elections in kosovo which has big implications for the country's future. and tradition or racism? a christmas event causes friction in the netherlands. so we begin in the philippines where president aquino is continuing his tour of the region devastate by tie haiyan. the u.n. estimates more than 4 million people have been displaced. some aid has arrived in a prov of easterns sunu. it's an area cut off from supplies of food and water and the only option to get there is by air. paul beban joined the australian air force where he met a woman desperate to hurricane her
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family and witnesseded her emotional reunion. >> reporter: there's not a second to lose assist they pack their c-130 with equipment and supplies and one civilian holding bacteria in the dim cargo area as it descends, she is overwhelmed. her name is salia. hundreds here are desperate to leave. but jalia is desperate to get in. she hasn't heard from her family in more than a week, and she's terrified what she might find in her hometown. what's your reaction seeing this right now? >> devastating. my emotion is -- >> reporter: heading east toward the ocean, a panorama of total
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destruction strolls by. we arrive in a wasteland, rubble and splinters, all that's left of the village. once a bustling seaside hamlet of 100 families it's hard to imagine anyone could have lived through this. and then a shout. it's her older brother. >> reporter: amazingly somehow everyone is here, her entire family is alive. >> this is one of my brothers, my youngest brother. >> reporter: tears of relief and joy, but the struggle is far from over. his house is barely standing,
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dalia wants her sister-in-law who needs medicine to evacuate. >> i'm worried because there's no hospital here. >> reporter: her family and a few other survivors here say they want to rebuild their towns and lives, but there are no jobs or money. food and fresh money are running low, and the aid won't last forever. in the aftermath the typhoon the only thing people really have here in this village is each other. paul beban, al jazeera. >> churches in the philippines are usually full on sunday. more than 80% of the country's population is catholic. this week, however, services were especially poignant. as margot reports from tacloban. >> reporter: this house of god of tacloban is far from full for sunday mass. people here having more immediate material concerns. but this woman says she made a special trip even if she's not a
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regular church-goer. >> translator: we came to pray, to give thanks to the lord that we survived to see my daughter's 10th birthday. >> reporter: they're one of the few families that received aid. you hundreds of others affected by typhoon haiyan say they're still waiting. the government has been criticized for the poor management and slow and inadequate response to the disaster, but officials meant to be proactive taking preemptive measures like ordering evacuation and setting aside relief goods ahead of time. by their own admission the extent of the devastation far exceeded expectations. president akeen foe is back in the central idea to get a better idea of the disaster. >> reporter: now matter how upset i am, i just have to stomach it. what else can we do? >> reporter: there's still so much to be done, but aid
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agencies are hopeful things are improving. >> once our systems are up and running, and it does take time, a week, ten days to get the systems going, things will work a lot more smoothly. >> reporter: the rains continue to fall over tacloban. the wary, the des dprat, the living gather in god's house trusting that someone is listening. al jazeera, tacloban. >> stay with al jazeera for continuing coverage of the philippines crisis. later this sunday a essential edition of inside story looking at the impact of the typhoon across the story. that's ""inside story"" premi e premiering here this sunday at 1730 hours gmt. pakistan's former president has to go on trial for tree son. musharraf was released from house arrest but was barred from
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leaving country. there was supposed to be a hearing on monday to decide whether he can visit his sycamore in dubai. what do you make of this? >> reporter: well, this is a very surprising development, because people across pakistan were looking for answers as to what was happening in the city of islamabad. over 4 million people have been under curfew and the telephone system has been jammed, people in islamabad could not access the mobile phones. when the interior minister made that announcement, it caught everybody by surprise. he said that the government had decided to initiate those tree son proceedings against the former military ruler under article 6. people are looking for answers because tonight we're told that islamab islamabad's red zone is cordoned
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off by containers and the government is not coming up with a satisfactory answer as to what is happening in raulpindi after the clash on friday evening. many questions as far as this particular announcement is concerned. >> musharraf could face the death penalty if convicted. this goes back to when he suspended the constitution and implemented military rule, doesn't it? are the two events linked? what's going on in roopiindi at the moment and this subject with musharraf? >> translator: as far as the proceedings are the result of the fact the supreme court set up a committee to find out whether the former military ruler could be tried under article 6. that committee gave a report to the government saying, yes, he
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could be tried. so the government, of course, saying that they were doing this without any vin dick active design and this is a process of law. as i mentioned earlier and for the last three days there's been rioting that prompted the government to call in the military forces. the military forces arrived to control the situation in a city of over 4 million people and also a city where the pakistani military headquarters are located. many questions are asked, and that's all because of friction between shia and sunni groups. the shia say they came under attack and the sunnis say it was them. a very dangerous, precare yus situation. the government is relaxing the curfew from 1400 gmt and until about 1900 gmt, which is 12:00
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anied night local time. interesting developments on all fronts here in pakistan. >> thanks for reporting live there from islamabad. still to come here on this news hour, we will at the you how thousands of syrian refugees are flooding into lebanon and how many many more could be on their way as a new battlefront emerges. france's president promises a stuff tough stance on iran's nuclear program on his visit to israel. here in dubai henrik spencer made history in golf's season finale. voting is under way in chile's presidential election. it's a contest with major implications for the country that turned childhood friends into rivals. the leading candidates grew up together and found themselves on
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opposite side of the political divide. we report now from santiago. >> reporter: at santiago's fish market the wide variety of sea food is overwhelming. almost as overwhelming as the unprecedented number of candidates to choose from this this presidential election. there are nine of them says this voter. they include three women, independents, candidates from the far left to the far right. in the lead two women with a shared history: they grew up together. their fathers, both air force generals, were close friends. the military coup divided their families and chile. one joined the dictatorship, and the other died at the hands of it. >> even though we did have a childhood that we shared, we represent two different products of the country, of society.
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>> reporter: the former socialist president has a double-digit lead over the conservative rival. the only candidate who believes chile does not need major reforms. the new tax reerm my adversary will ruin us. the demands of the street for quality education to a new constitution to replace the one left by the former dictatorship to dramatically change the nation's political agenda. chile's current constitution does not allow the government to unilaterally call a referendum, and so to try to prove that the public really does support a new constitution, an unprecedented movement is under way calling for voters to mark the top right-hand corner of their ballot which the lefts ac which stand for constitutional assembly. the woman who most certainly will win proposed a new constitution and higher
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corporate taxes to finance free education, public health and education funds. another candidate who came in a close third in the last presidential election says that generation of politicians won't deliver. >> translator: when she was president, she and her team blocked the vast majority of the reforms she proposes today? why? her generation was traumatized by the coup. they're held back by fear of confrontation. >> reporter: there's widespread disenchantment with chile's leadership, so the biggest uncertainty is how many people will participate in the election in which for the first time voting is not mandatory. >> we're live now from santiago. this is the first election in which people are not being compelled to vote by law. how enthusiasm etically, then,
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they voting today? >> reporter: that's right. i'm inside chile's national stadium, which was a torture center during the coup, but it's the largest polling area. tens of thousands come to vote here. as you can see behind me, there are large, large crowds. apparently the call for people to get out and get their vote out and express their opinions seems to be working in this area. joins me to talk about theish auto us that are circulating during this campaign is a journalist who spent her career trying to expose the human rights violations that took place during the dictator shil and whose sister disappeared under that regime. i want to start by asking you why? of the nine candidates, none are really bringing up the issue of human rights violations and bringing to justice the people still out there and committed
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many atroscities and never have been judged. >> i've asked myself that question many times in the past few weeks, and the truth is that it is disappointing realize that not only the candidates are willing to bring back the subject of the disappeared, but to be honest and to be fair, it is not in the mind of most chiliians today. i think it is not a subject they feel comfortable with. chileans have troebl dealing with pain and memory. it smells like convict, and they avoid conflict very fiercely. it makes them very uncomfortable, most of them. >> reporter: that's an interesting point. you have been for the last 30 years trying to find out what happened to your sister who disappeared, and you've never found out the truth. why is that so difficult? >> she didn't disappear here but in buenos aires with her husband
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in 1966. my father, when we found out, traveleded to bun notices air yes, sir. they were living in argentina and he was argentinian, her husband. they had escaped from the chilean coup, ironically, in 1974. they got married there. then they were taken -- they were kidnapped, and their poeds have not been found yet. i've been searching and my family has been searching for the truth and for jut for 37 years now. >> reporter: how do you think that the fact that this election is taking place precisely on the 40th anniversary on that coup, a lot of cath sis about the coup during this anniversary. how has that helped or hindered the pro-government canada --
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candidate? >> i know it had an impact on both the main candidates in the sense that i think there's been a awareness in the country in chile from north to south where people for the first time have been willing to talk about a subject that they've been hiding under the carpet. it dwells back in their minds. for some of them, i have talked to people that for the first time acknowledge that this has happened. they have been in denial for many years. now for the first time i get e-mails from right wing friends of mine saying, you know what? for the first time i understand it's not your tragedy. it's chile's tragedy. >> reporter: thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. there you have. a very, very emblem mattic place where we are right now seeing these elections and seeing people vote, something they couldn't do during the dictatorship. we will have the results as they
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begin to come in. back to you, adrian. >> many thanks, indeed. voters are casting ballots in northern kosovo where elections were disrupted two weeks ago. let's get more from barbara in london. >> it's taking place again after masked men shot down the first round of voting as you reported. why does this local election have such wide ranging implications. it's seen as a crucial test of serbia and kosovo's relationship more than five years after kosovo broke away and unilaterally declared independence. both countries hope a successful election will boost their hopes of yojoining the european union. before that happens they want ethnic serbs to integrate with the rest of the country. while serbia's government is
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belgrade encouraged them to vote, hardliners who refuse to recognize kosovo's independence tried to thwart the election. we have the report now. >> reporter: these people are once again casting their ballots. voting was stopped last month when masked men entered the polls station and destroyed ballot boxes and smashed windows and injured election commission members. while their identity isn't known, thrp quickly appoint to the antielection demonstrators. those who boycotted it rejected the allegations. >> translator: it would be political madness. why would we destroy ballot boxes with only 2% of the people voted? we were getting ready to start celebrating. all the facts are suggesting
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that belgrade did it. >> reporter: serbia officials hope it was not their membership, bullet it's a reluctant backing as the serbian prime minister was keen to point out when he addressed supporters in the main square on friday. >> translator: serbians can't help you with guns and tanks not because we don't want because they don't allow us and we can't win in this battle. today we can win only by strong political connections and making smart choices. that's why you need to grab power here. >> reporter: because of the strong election campaign led by the belgrade government, the situation here is way different than compares to just two weeks ago. many more people are votes, and there no boycott to hackle them. the government is determined that the election will be a
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success. >> it's important to get the problem of the north/south, because it has become a battle in kosovo. kosovo cannot represent itself as a functional state with the north of the country and without the serbs. >> reporter: if these re-run election are a success, it's a small step towards any resolution in the north of kosovo crisis. deep divisions remain, and it seems that this is only the beginnings of a long and uncertain journey. massive crowds are marching on athens streets to mark the 40th anniversary of a student uprising that toppled greece's military dictatorship. earlier they converged on the athens pole technical in this case university where many remember killed in 1973. they fell during the following year. sdmon straighters draw parallels between that struggle and the
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current fight against harsh austerity measures. much smaller protests have taken place in the netherlands. the controversy surrounds a festival involving the dutch equivalent of santa claus and his assistant known as black pete. we're in amsterdam, and we have a report live. phil, just remind us why black pete is so controversial that people stay to the streets to march against it. >> reporter: this is the dutch prelude to christmas. in fact, it's a bigger fast val than christmas is it involved their equivalent of santa claus and black pete. black pete is santa claus's mischievous little helper and the one that the children absolutely love because he hands out sweet and candies. every year hundreds of thousands of children come to parades like the one takes place here and
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cover their faces in black paint so they look like black paint. it keeps them happy but not the campaigners. 30,000 people have joined this campaign calling for black pete to be changed or abolished. to put that into context, 2 million dutch people say black pete should remain as he is. >> so what impact is that having? is the festival decreasing in size, for example? >> reporter: well, actually it's had the opposite effect. people come out in protest for black pete, so extra people taking part in the parades today. in terms of people not covering their faces in the same way, there has been a noticeable reduction in the number of faces that tonight have black paint on them. people are very, very staunchly keen keep this tradition going, something that's been around of 200 years. but they're wary of being labeled racists. a lot of people have not
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necessarily covered their entire faces, maybe a few dabs here and there. we spoke to some people today. i spoke to three people specifically who would have different opinions. i spoke to a white man with a white child whose face was covered in paint and asked if it was racist, and he said no, that's this is how we do things. i sfoek to a black man who said he was not offended and an american couple said they were horrified and they said it's racist. by the looks of things, he'll be around a while yet. >> live for us in amsterdam. thank you, fill. we'll have more from europe later in the news hour. now back to adrian in doha. the syrian government has launched a new offensive against rebels novrt of damascus. the fighting has forced thousands to flee across the border into neighboring lebanon. al jazeera has traveled to one of the main crossing points in
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the eastern ville an of arsal. >> reporter: almost 1,000 syrian families have escaped here over the past two days. many came from the region, and many of them were already internally displaced from the conflict. >> translator: i'm are homs but i had to flee to karachi years ago and now i have to flee from there. >> reporter: the town has come under intense shelling into what activists call a major battle. it's along the homs/damascus highway. the syrian army wants to push rebel the. it's near lebanon's eastern border. the refugees using illegal smuggling routes like the one behind me to cross into lebanon. arsal is a main point of entity
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for refugees. they expect more syrians to arrive in the coming day z as fighting intensifies. it is a logistics hub for syrian rebels and the only remaining lifeline along the lebanon/syrian border. this town supports the syrian opposition and lebanon's shia-armed group hezbollah has sent fighters to support the syrian regime. >> translator: hezbollah has joined the battle in syria. if the syrian opposition decides to retaliate against the shia in lebanon, this will have negative repercussions in the country. >> reporter: officials here are warning they could be facing the beginning of a humanitarian emergency. already the new arrivals have added more pressure on a country that can't cope with the refugee crisis, and it could get worse now that the battle in the densely populated region has
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begun. still to come here on "the news hour," loathed orloved, we look at the legacy of georgia's outgoing president. we're at the air show in dubai counting the costs of the biggest order in history. no rain on their parade. nigerian fans brave the elements as their team qualifies for the world cup in brazil. the details are coming up in around 20 minutes in sports. conditions, rescue efforts in the philippines continue... >> bodies are on the roads and nobody is picking them up... >> joie chen report live a special edition of america tonight... 9pm et / 6pm pt on al jazeera america >> al jazeera america is a straight-forward news channel. >> its the most exciting thing to happen to american journalism
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>> despite treacherous conditions, rescue efforts in the philippines continue... >> bodies are on the roads and nobody is picking them up... >> joie chen report live a special edition of america tonight... 9pm et / 6pm pt on al jazeera america >> al jazeera america brings you live coverage: typhoon haiyan. >> relief efforts are well underway here in cebu.
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>> we have a problem with no homes to go back to. >> clean water, food, medicine, all vitally required. >> the australian medical team arrived. >> this is a government warehouse that is preparing relief for the families most effected. >> al jazeera america is there with continuing live coverage. >> the water rose to half-way up to the second story. >> to find out how you can help, go to adrian finnegan in doha. the top stories this hour. philippine president aquino is touring areas hit by typhoon haiyan. thousands are cut off from international aid. pakistan's former president musharraf is to be tried for tree son. the charges date back to 2007
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when he imposed a state of the emergency.ason. the charges date back to 2007 when he imposed a state of the emergency. voting is under way in chile's presidential election. bachelet is the favorite to win. she's pledged to raise corporate taxes and to introduce free education. let's return to the philippines are supplies have begun to reach remote areas but not everyone is benefitting yet. we have been finding why. >> reporter: a neighborhood of fishermen, sailors in the feel peens. poor, densely populated and now traumatized. julio was here when the storm struck and he said it was like nothing he had ever experienced it. >> translator: instead of walking to a safer place, you just sat down on the ground.
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he cried and prays at the same spot. >> reporter: he said their lives were saiched because they didn't try to flee in the middle of the storm and stayed put as the winds crashed through the city at close to 300 kilometers an hour. there's not much left now. this area is one of the two most populated constituents. even in the aftermath of the storm, local politicians are accused of partisanship amid the debris. >> the only thing i want to say to the government right now is forget about your political parties because it's affecting relief goods. >> reporter: on the road heading north to the worst-hit areas thousands are lining up for rice and water. they could also get medical checkups and tetanus shots, which have run out in many hospitals in the area. you might think it's a government initiative because of the scale and efficiency with which they have been able to mobilize. they have given out 80,000 relief packets and treated 12,000 people in the last two days alone.
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but this is the church of christ, a religious group that's fired with political contact to get millions of followers to vote in a bloc. this was the scene of another tragedy here in leyte ft philippines. this warehouse was where the national food authority kept symptoms for the entire province. it must have been full of rice. after typhoon haiyan struck, desperate people flocked here. there's an overwhelming stench of wet, rots ing right, but when there was still milled rice in these warehouses, groups of people would come to take what they could. on thursday the roof collapsed killing 8. despair is also killing people across leyte island, veronica pedro pedrosa, al jazeera, the
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philippines. france's president will continue to oppose a nuclear deal with iran until he's convinced that it's not pursuing nuclear weapons. francois hollande spoke in israel at the start of a three-day visit. france blocked a final deal to ease sanctions on iran during a summit of world powers and iran last week. al jazeera's mike hannah is live for us now in jerusalem. israel's prime minister said that iran's nuclear program will top the agenda with his talks with president hollande. he praised france for the tough stance it took in geneva. >> reporter: yes, indeed, the israeli prime minister and french president clearly on the same page. this was a three-day visit by the president, nine delegates are accompanying him about trade with various agreements between france and israel, but most of all it's about iran. they will be discussing in the course of the evening their
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position on the issue of iran and also a greater degree of shared interests, the great degree of shared opinions about the fact the israeli prime minister making clear early in the day that he would not be satisfied with any international deal with iran that does not mean a complete end to nuclear development within that country. so he and francois hollande clearly on the same page when it coming to blocking any international deal with iran that does not mean a total dismantling the nuclear technology. >> prime minister netanyahu on an intensive came pain at the moment to try to convince world powers to toughen the terms of any nuclear deal with iran. >> reporter: he'll meet with hollande and off to russia for a meeting with putin in the middle of the week and importantly at the end of this coming week on friday the u.s. secretary of state, john kerry, will return once again to the region.
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now, there was a pretty sharp exchange between the two when kerry was here some ten days ago. he was enraged some commented by the fact netanyahu had dismissed a deal which he said was already on the table in geneva, but no details of the deal have been forthcoming at the particular time. the arguing was so intense between netanyahu and kerry they canceled a nukz conference they were going to have. that will be a ticklish discussion between the two, but he will take with him in the meeting the opinions of the president of france and russia, so clearly a structured international campaign by the israeli prime minister. >> mike, many thanks from jerusalem. let's return to europe now where barbara has details of a significant power shift. >> that's right, adrian.
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the black sea nation of georgia has inaugurated the new president. that's the 44-year-old philosoph philosopher. he's pledged to strengthen the former soviet republic's ties with the west and maintain its commitment to nato. he won last month's presidential election with 61% of the vote. some question how much he'll be influenced by the multi-billionaire prime minister. >> he will still be an important actor given his financial aid and his influence and his popularity. therefore, georgia enters new cure space, and of course it remains to be seen how their leaders fare. >> sunday's inauguration officially brings to an end the decade-long presidency of a man credited with modernizing georgia. he also aligned the nation with
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the u.s. and brought it closer to europe. from the capital robin forester walker reflects on his legacy. >> reporter: his reforms have yielded results. a free market economy and the elimination of petty corruption. when the sun goes down, the lights stay on. 2012 saw his government defeated outright in parliamentary elections. in his last address to the u.n. this september, he was almost apologetic about his record. >> russia has a new reality, and we have cut corners and certainly made mistakes. we went sometimes too far and other times not far enough. >> reporter: a u.s. educated lawyer's embrace of the west earned him powerful admirers. >> georgia is today both sovereign and free and a beacon of liberty for this region and the world. >> reporter: george bush's visit
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in 2005 was a high point in his foreign policy objective taking georgia towards nato. that never went down well with the russia, who routed georgian forces in a war over the break-away regions in 2008. if he ever hoped the west would spring to his aid, he miscalculated. today those territories are russia. his image were tarnished for many georgians even before the conflicts. opponents accused him of brutality and sheltering a corrupt elite. georgia's bloodless revolution in 2003 saw he bahama one of the world'youngest heads of state. he had a plan to drag a republic into the 21st century.
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he has left behind a very visible legacy, the building projects initiated under his presidency were an integral part of his program to modernize georgia. the urban landscape has been permanently transformed. he's more loathed than loved today, but he put georgia on the map and oversaw a handover of power in the caucuses. history won't forget that. europe's most active volcano mount aetna has erupted again lighting up the sky over much of eastern sicily and shooting a towering column of ash. italian officials say that it started late on saturday and tapered off by sunday morning. it didn't endanger any of the nearby villages. staying in southern italy, thousands of families in the iitalian city of naples want
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action to clean up toxic waste dumped in and around the region. it's claimed that a local crime syndicate has been burying things like paints, chemicals and flews and even radioactive waste for two decades. recent tests have uncovered widespread contamination. the rubbish is also a problem to the east with warnings of a looming environmental disaster in a waterway choking on gar bayne in the river, and neither country has a solid plan to deal with the problem. >> with the river bojana. they say what's on the riverbanks is just a fraction of what's flowing into the sea. >> translator: you can find all sorts of things here. we're most worried about the medical waste. in the next couple of years this
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place will be a desert and this beautiful island a wub rich town. >> reporter: waste has been piles up on the banks for dead cads. the joint commission has been tasked with take the river eco-systems, but they have yet to produce any tangible results. >> translator: we need to sit together and think ho to solve this problem because this kind of environmental project is very expensive. >> translator: we have to educate people. we need to implement laws and punish offenders and prevent possibilities that rubbish comes to the lake and then to the adriatic sea. there could be a net installed in the river. >> reporter: as authorities continue to try to fix the problem, locals say they're the ones forced to deal with the fallout waiting anxiously for the rain and the inevitable flood of rubbish it will once again bring.
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that's all for me and the rest of the team in europe. now back to adrian. >> many thanks. the biggest order in aviation history has been announced at this year's air show in dubai. we're at the show and we have all the details. >> reporter: hi. emirates airlines, the host airline absolutely stole the show, stole the headlines on day one with, as you say, the biggest purchase of planes ever. now, we have a dust storm coming through from doha and coming through to us now. we can't show you the planes anymore. the kind people of emirates have left this open for us. this is a double-decker plane made by airbus, and emirates bought 50 of those today for $20 billion. it will bring the whole fleet of a-380 up to 140 when it takes delivery, more than any other airline in the world. in the next door you have the
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777, the boeing 777. emirates puts some in for the 777-x, the next generation. a plane doesn't exist yet. they bought 150 of them, 150 planes for $76 billion. all told emirates on its own spent $99 billion today. the other gulf carriers spent quite a bit. qatar airlines bought 50 planes. still to come here on "the news hour." >> on one of the most diverse streets anywhere in the world, devon avenue in chicago. the extreme sailing series lives up to its name. the details are just ahead with jo.
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hello get. a quick look at other stories we're looking at here at al jazeera. libya's spy chief has been kidnapped. he's also a leader of one of tripoli's revolution bring guyeds. he was abducted as he was leaving the airplane in tripoli. activists in the libyan capital have begun a three-day strike to voice their anger at the killing of protesters. gunmen opened fire on friday calling on militia groups to leave. more than 40 were killed in the incident. some people have set up roadblocks and have begun taking up arms in an effort to protect themselves from further violence. at least eight people have
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died in and around iraq's capital of baghdad in separate bomb attacks. a car bomb near a mosque has left three dead, and an explosion killed five others. egyptian security forces have opened fire on striking textile workers in the northern city of samanud. they occupied a railroad tracks. almost just a minute ended the state of emergency, daily protests haven't stopped and activists not voicing anger on the streets are finding new forums online as dominick cain reports now from cairo. >> reporter: these were protests held at a cairo suburb last week. the images probably didn't appear on any egyptian channel, but that doesn't mean they weren't seen. these days activists use mobile
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phones to film and upload images onto live streaming websites like bambooza allows a global audience to witness the protests in real time. >> translator: many people claim our numbers are small, but we want to record the images to show them how big we are. we're doing this to make sure there is no violence. >> reporter: the role of social media is one of the catalysts for egypt's revolution. it became a tool for political change giving the protesters the power to topple the mubarak regime and giving journalists an unprecedented level of access. >> they're the only people to have too make news. that's why they got the support from the local and the worldy support. now the situation changes because traditionalists found themselves as part of the political game.
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>> reporter: he's one of those recording egypt's human story. he took up photojournalism as the revolution unfolded. he uses his camera to chronicle his country's continuing upheavals. he was one of the few in rabask square in august to record what happened. he says his aim is to bring home the human costs of the events he witnessed. >> in a way this is very, very rewarding to me to see that people will regain some of this essential human feeling of being sympathetic with victims, innocent victims, and this is an conflict i'm very glad to have happen. >> reporter: the immediate see of the incident means incidents like this can happen. on the forts day of morsi's trial, a female supporter of the admiral is slapped by a supporter of morsi. as soon as it was streamed, this
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video went viral. just another demonstration of how modern media are transforming how events in egypt are seen. dom anyone cain, al jazeera, cairo. time in the news hour for spots. here's jo. swede esh golfer henrik stenson made history by fini finishing the top. he won the season-ends tour championship in dubai. richard park was there. >> reporter: henrik stenson proved why he's the hottest player in the golf right now. he got six birdies in his final round in dubai and finished in style with an eagle on the 18th. as he claimed the tour championship and the rest of the dubai crowd with a tournament record of 25 under.
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ian ended up 6 shots behind stenson in second. last week's turkish open went to him with 8 strokes back in 3rd. stenson carded another 8 under 64. he has a combined total of 2.3 million including a cool million bonus for the ice man for topping the money list. he's the first golfer to win the race to dubai and the fedex cup in the same year. it's been a remarkable turn around-r to henrik ten stone. two years ago he was ranked 230th in the world. now he's the world number 3 and we'll see next year if he can win his first major title. the world's number two adam scott was missing from the line-up but didn't miss out. he claimed a back-to-back at the
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australian open on friday. it's his second tournament win in a row having won just last week in perth. cameroon is zeroing in eye aspot in the world cup finals in brazil next year. after a goal was scored in the first leg, cameroon scored first after just four minutes through pierre webo. moudandjo doubled the advantage after half an hour but akaichi pulled one back and makoun scored twice for the home side to make it 4-1. nigeria was the first team from their continent to book a place. they had a 4-1 aggregate victory. they made certain their place in the world cup finals for a second straight time. they left their fans dancing the
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night away in the nye yeear -- nigerian rain. >> in today's game whatever happens to qualify, the flag is flying in brazil. we'll make it. >> ivory coast fans had reasons to celebrate. their team reached the third straight world cup tournament by beating senegal in their playoffs. it got world celebrations in the country. formula one champion budle. the german driver ensures that red bull has started on pole for the tenth time in 18 races concerning the team's dominance this season. mash weber is in the front row. >> a good result to have both
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cars in the front row for tomorrow. it was a tricky ses because the wind picked up quite a lot from morning. yeah, it does influence the behavior of the car. so not that easy, especially around the high-speed corners. i wasn't that happen with my first run in q 3, but i think i had a solid run. in the nba the eastern conference is leading. the indiana pacers suffered the first loss of the season and they went down with chicago bulls with derek rose delivering his most impressive display this term, 20 points. the store of the night was dang he notched up 23 points with 7 rebounds to help chicago grab a 110-94 win. the extreme sailing series lived up to its name for one team. >> they're going over. surely they're going over. oh, this is a disaster for the
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danish team. >> they capsized off the coast of brazil when their boat was hit by a sudden gust of wind. no one was seriously hurt, s.a.p. was working up to third in the overall standings before the incident. they're going into the final day of racing. there's plenty more sports on our website, check out that's all the sports for now, adrian. >> jo, many thanks indeed. chicago's devon avenue is ar uably the most culturally diverse street in the united states. it's home to immigrant businesses from all over the world. al jazeera's john hendron checked it out. >> in the time it takes to drive through one street in chicago, you can travel half the world rngs welcome to devon avenue, the road locals call the most diverse street in the america. immigrants come here to the northern boundary of chicago to find inexpensive housing,
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acceptance and the comforts of the old country. >> it's like indian style and looks like india. >> reporter: on a short ride you can have a bagel breakfast in a jewish deli, a taco lunch, afghan style green tea and a curry dinner. >> america was thinking about the melting pot. it's like a salad bowl, you know. people are keeping their identities, their heritage, their culture intact while being part of a larger american experience. >> reporter: the streets are a united nations of ethnicities with the mingled aromas of the world's kitchens and accents. >> all kinds of languages. >> reporter: in the 1960s this was mainly a jewish neighborhood, now portions have been renamed in honor of the ghandi and others.
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wave after wave of immigrants have enriched devon avenue. you can roll through little pakistan, little india, little arabia and little israel, all one right after the other just like on a map. india's katel family did well here. just a short time from the afghan barbershop. in asia they bicker, but not here, locals say. >> i think it's the american way of life. people come here, and we understand, like, how america is about tolerance and acceptance. i think those conflicts were -- i'm not saying they went away, but they were somehow put on the back burner. >> reporter: in other words, the residents of devon avenue may leave their culture to america, but they leave the old animosities in the rear-view mirror. al jazeera, chicago. >> fantastic. today's top stories straight
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ahead on al jazeera. thanks for watching. i'll see you again. >> one other thing points to this being an assassination. >> you've revealed the crime of the century. >> our two-part gripping documentary event concludes.
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welcome to "al jazeera america." i'm richelle carey. here are the stories we're following for you. the president of the philippines accuses local officials of not being prepared for the fury of typhoon haiyan. the focus of diplomatic talks in jerusalem remains firmly on iran's nuclear program. questions about the question behind the affordable care act website. aid is pouring in from all over the world to the philippines, but getting food and water to areas is a


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