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>> hello and welcome to the news hour from doha. tension in jerusalem after the police shooting at the palestinian suspected of an attack on a right wing jewish activist. >> sweden officially recognizes the palestinian state, drawing angry criticism from israel. >> more homes destroyed in egypt as people are forced out for a
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buffer zone next to gaza. >> strapping a plan to extend his 27 year term in office in burkina. >> the shooting of a rabbi and the shooting of a suspect behind the attack, he was shot as he left a conference in jerusalem late wednesday. he had led a campaign for jews to be allowed to pray at the mosque, jerusalem's most sensitive sight. the suspect, israeli forces raided his home just hours after the attack and shot him dead. his death sparked clashes in eat jerusalem amid fears which the new palestinian upraising. israel that closed the mosque to all visitors, apparently due to
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a threat by right wing activist to say marsh on the compound. the palestinian president abbas said that was tantamount to a declaration of war. palestinian leadership blamed israel for the spiraling tensions. >> we condemn and refers the israeli escalation in jerusalem over the holy shrines. we will take measures to hold israel responsible because the continuation of israeli aggression and dangerous escalation will cause more violence. the israeli government is responsible. >> while sacred to both jews and muslims, the mosque is in occupied east jerusalem. israel controls access to the temple mount, the holiest site for jews. it's home to two of the most important sites in islam, the dome of the rock and the mosque.
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although non-muslims are allowed to visit that site, jews are not allowed to pray there. we discuss whether the closure has heightened tensions. what's expected to happen on the ground? >> they're in a very tense scene across occupied east jerusalem. the mosque is an area which is extremely tense. of course it's been closed off by israeli security forces at mid-day prayers. a number of palestinians were on the outside of the compound offering prayers because they weren't allowed in. huge security presence, we've seen images from inside the old city which surrounds the compound. en that narrow lanes are empty, but in the streets of occupied east jerusalem, frankly, in many neighborhood scenes of chaos, israel security forces confront
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palestinian protestors, mostly young people. since i've been here for the past few hours, almost 20 minutes or so, you can hear stun grenades and you can smell tear gas in the air periodically, as well. it really just underscores just how unpredictable and frankly volatile the situation is in occupied east jerusalem, a situation which has been brewing for several months since before the gaza war and the closure of the mosque compound will do little to calm tensions. >> what is the israeli government planning to do next, especially considering when the u.n. under secretary for political affairs tells the united nations in a speech that the status quo in jerusalem is simply not a viable option at this point? >> indeed and it would appear to the prime minister's office, who is directing a lot of what happens here in occupied east emis effectively cracking down
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as hard as they can on these protestors. a huge security presence across occupied east jerusalem, it doesn't look like the israel government is trying to calm tensions in any public way. there may be things going on in the background, but it certainly doesn't look that way on the ground. >> for the time being, thank you, we'll just be back to you in just a moment, so stand by, because we'll let you know about israel has criticized sweden over its decision to recognize the state of palestinian. this is the eighth e.u. member to do so. here's sweden's foreign minister. >> today the government of sweden has decided to recognize the state of palestinian. we have decided to do so on the basis of the fact that the criteria of international law are fulfilled, there is a territory of people and a government, not to recognize palestine because of the occupation would be against the
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principle of international law about new fruits of aggression. remember that more than 130 countries already recognized palestine and we will be in fact number 135. >> >> covering that side of the story from stockholm, there was a declaration of sweden to recognize palestine and now it seems they have officially done it. >> yes, already when the new government came into power as you mentioned in october, the new prime minister, the social democratic actually said this. in a way, it was not a surprise, but during the press conference today, where lots of journalists from sweden and other countries are gathered, people already knew this recognition was going to come because in the newspapers today, which is quite unconventional in a way, the minister of foreign affairs had
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already written an article. this is very important. the new government has only been in power for a few weeks. we know that the social democratic party in sweden do have a tradition of very good relationship with the state of palestine. >> apart from recognizing it as a state, what kind of sport is sweden offering? >> the minister of foreign affairs said sweden will offer 150 million euro to support the state of palestine in order to get human rights activities going, to support children, and education. this is a very important work for sweden, and as i said earlier, this has probably been going on and being prepared for a long time, but lots of squeezed were surprised with the timing. it was defended by saying that there's too much violence going on, too much destruction, so
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this is probably too late, she said instead of saying yes, you're right, it's too early. >> thank you very much, reporting from stockholm. >> strehl has condemned that decision by stockholm. a statement released by the foreign minister said the decision of the swedish government to recognize a palestinian state is deplorable, which only strengthens extremist elements. the palestinian president has called for other countries to follow in sweden's footsteps. his statement: >> joins us from the mount of the olives in occupied east jerusalem, tell us more about
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the palestinian reaction. israel had summoned the swedish envoy. any sign of that happening? >> at this stage, not yet, but when that declaration of in tent as you rightedly pointed out was made, he was summoned and a statement from the israel government was put out condemning the move in fairly strong materials. now the fact that it's happened, we're hearing stronger words. you only have to listen to mr. lieberman's statement in which he used the word deplorable. that sums up the feeling of the israeli government of this move by sweden. the palestinians are welcoming this warmly, urging other countries to do so. that is why israel is angry and concerned. sweden is a western european country, the first western european country to formally recognize a palestinian state. the concern here by israeli leaders that is other western european countries will do that. you only remember a few weeks
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ago, the british parliament symbolically voted he towards recognizing the palestinian state, again a symbolic vote. the ruling coalition abstained from voting in that, but it was nearly a anonymous vote and it really appears that there's this general mood and movement in western europe to recognize a palestinian state. this of course is being condemned by israel. they say that the only way a palestinian state can be formed is through bilateral negotiations, and this only emboldens the palestinians to seek ways are creating their own state by sort of moving away from negotiations. i do want to point out that earlier we were reporting that the u.n. -- rather the palestinian president wants to approach the u.n. security council with the resolution, which he hopes will set a time line to end the israeli occupation, and i would imagine that the palestinians are feeling that there's a real momentum behind this move now when they do eventually go to
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the u.n. >> thank you. reporting from occupied east jerusalem. >> new video on that attend by aljazeera shows the destruction caused by last week's car bomb attack on an army base in egypt's sinai peninsula, 31 soldiers were killed in the blast on friday. the egyptian government says the attack forced it to bring forward plan to say create a buffer zone between egypt and the gaza strip. 500-meter buffer zone will stretch along the 14-kilometer border with gaza. more than 680 homes are being destroyed to make way for that buffer zone. the crossing between gaza and egypt is still closed, 10,000 people affected. many are angry as being forcibly removed from their homes. egypt said it will stop attackers from getting into northern eye any. >> we cannot allow the cleansing of the area.
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it's akin to a humiliation, a declaration of war on the strikes of sinai. the tribes will take ve very long. the government is paving the way for the people of sinai to support terrorists. >> aljazeera continues to demand the immediate release of three journalists detained in egypt for 306 days. the three are falsely accused of helping the outlawed muslim brotherhood. aljazeera rejects the charges against them. >> the u.n. human rights chief calls the imprisonment of hour staff a travesty of visits. >> this is a very serious and sad development. egypt has signed up to all the international treaties, has signed up to the covenant on civil and political rights. egypt has an obligation to respect those rights. the office of the high commission official of human rights will continue to call for
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the release of all detainees, including the aljazeera journalists. >> coming up, we'll have the latest from the turkey-syrian border where kurdish peshmerga fighters are preparing for their battle against isil. >> we're in a village in sri lanka after a mud slide buried several people. >> people pay his debts. i can drown a drink of water and kill a dead tree. wait until you see muhammed ali. >> 40 years since the rumble in the jungle between muhammed ali and george foreman. >> a bill to extend the president's term in berkino fausto, the bill would have
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changed the constitution to allow the president to seek reelection next year. it sparked anger and demonstration on the streets of the capitol there. let's cross over to london and speak to a research associate. thanks for being with us. now that this bill reportedly has been stopped, is this a temporary move by the government? >> well, i think that the government has been stopped in its tracks by ordinary citizens who have taken the destiny of the country in their hands who think that they have had enough and they actually thought that it was unconstitutional to try to change the constitution for the government to remain in power forever. >> it sounds like you are saying that this is going to be a permanent step.
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it will be difficult for the government to attempt a gain to change the constitution to allow the president to remain in power. we are probably looking at some of that steps constitutionally to take forward the country in the right way consultation with citizens. >> how much would the pressure from france, for example, france has come out and asked the constitution to be respected, the european saying that the government needs to scrap that vote. how much pressure would those statements have put on compare? >> the u.s. state department said they would only support that was constitutional. what it basically means is that article 23 of the african
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union's democratic government stipulates that unless it's constitutional, a president cannot stay on forever which actually means that they were morals against the president and parliament working to amend the constitution to allow him to remain forever. they made it quite clear it's not something which they would support. and there has been -- >> right, my question is what does this mean for compari in the bigger picture. there were protests over economical reasons. what does this all mean for his future? >> what clearly will happen then is that i think this would be a strong message that he cannot carry on, so he would have to make room for a successor or allowing his party to take the necessary steps to find someone
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else who would be the next can't date for the next elections. it would appear that the attempt to actually amendment the constitution, to allow beyond the stipulated limits has now been aborted. >> ok, michael, thank you very much for joining us from london. >> syria has called turkey, allowing foreign fighters into its territory a blatant violation. the condemnation comes as at least 10 iraq kurdish fighters enter kobane. the rest wait across the border waiting to take on the islamic state of iraq and the levant. this is early thursday morning. it will try to enter the syrian side later on thursday. let's find out if that is going to be indeed the case and they will enter and cross over to bernard smith in turkey, close to the border with syria.
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bernard. >> we don't know when the iraq peshmerga will go into kobane. we have to wait and see what happens. we suspect that they may wait until dusk falls so they have the protection of darkness before they go in. there's an area to the west of kobane where it would be easier for the peshmerga with the heavy weapons that they brought with them to get in. the border just behind me is possibly wouldn't where they would go in. the 10 that you made reference to went in that way earlier this morning on something of iraqi, but the bulk of those fighters might take an easier access into area fully under control of the syrian kurds already. >> no matter how they go in, clearly the syrians not happy at all with the turks, saying this is just a blatant violation of their sovereignty. >> well, was, there's no love
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loss between the syrian regime and the turkish government. the president here has long been calling for the removal of bashar al assad. he wants the americans to take assad on. there's very little the syrian regime could do. they essentially ceded control of that part of syria to the syrian kurds, left them to look after affairs there while assad concentrates his fighting elsewhere in the country. kir r. syrians criticizing the iraq government, but very little they can do about it. >> what's happening on the ground? you've been telling us that it's pretty much a militarily stalemate on the ground enkobane. is that still the case? >> there has been very heavy fighting overnight. we understand that the
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syrian-kurdish fighters lost 11 fighters killed last night, a very high number in one night, fighting the east of the city to behind me, essentially up to the line of green tee threes you can possibly see. we think isil forces control to about there, beyond all that remains under kurdish fighter control is in the area along the trees where u.s. airstrikes have been centered. it's there that isil fighters have been shelling, trying to get control. the airstrikes kept them from taking control of that border crossing. >> thank you, bernard smith reporting. >> as the iraq peshmerga forces prepare to take on isil in kobane, kurdish refer gees have nariesen in northern iraq. hundreds south ref final outside erbil. they face an uncertain future in refugee camps near the syrian
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border. >> playing with his daughter outside their tent, the family of five of syrian kurds from the village which is around 20 kilometers from kobane on the syrian-turkish border. he left his home and brought them to this camp a few days ago. he describes some of the things he saw before they fled. >> i was trying to help people. i saw four dead people with their throats slit, some with their hands cut off. some of the dead had their faces blown off. >> the town has seen some of the heaviest fighting between forces loyal to the islamic state of iraq and the levant or isil and the syrian occurred issue fighters in recent weeks. coalition airstrikes have failed to push isil out. when isil took over the village,
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the fighters were disguised. >> when they attacked our village and the village next to hours, they were wiring uniforms of the kurdish forces. >> the family who came here via turkey said they feel safer here in the kurdish region of iraq. he doesn't trust the kurdish government to look at their needs. turkey has been fighting a kurdish insurgency, calling for an independent state in the southeast of the country for 30 years. despite the fact that isil forces are close, he is happy to be in iraq's currently administered northern region. >> it's true it's only tents, about you 1,000 times better than turkey, because this is our land. this is not just a region, this is a land of every occurred. >> there are a growing number of syrian kurds fleeing kobane for this camp. >> people have come here in the last two weeks. the front line is
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five kilometers in that direction. there are concerns about security and about how people will survive in the winter. >> there are some buildings being constructed in preparation for the harsh months ahead. for now, children play among the half built shells. more than 14,000 people live in this camp. that number continues to grow. many people here will move from another camp when the risk of isil attacks got too great. just behind the ridge is the front line. isil forces attack kurdish peshmerga positions here all the time. despite the anger and winter months ahead, this man and his family will remain until they are forced to move on again. aljazeera, northern iraq. >> in sri lanka, the search for survivors intensified after a mud slide buried dozens. the disaster management center said hope of finding survivors is now fading. so far, five people have been confirmed dead and 192 are
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missing. the mud slide hit a tea plantation east of the capitol colombo on wednesday. we have this report from the village in central sri lanka. >> the rescue operation starting thursday morning after they had to be halted the previous day due to bad weather and darkness setting in. there are 500 military personnel deployed through the area where the landslide occurred. the disaster management center and major general who's in charge of the recovery operation, the rescue operation, has told us that most of these troops will be looking to look for survivors, to search for survivors, even though that's becoming an increasingly remote prospect of finding anyone alive under this huge opt of soil. on top of the mountain is where the land came away after continuous heavy rain with the
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soil absolutely salt rated and slipping and covering houses. a flurry of activity in the rear behind me, as survivors of one of the houses at the back have essentially heard what they think is the sound of someone in their home. they alerted the military personnel, lots making their way to see if anyone survived about that you see the earth essentially saturated after days and days of heavy rain, slipping down two to three kilometers and dumping 70-80 houses which were the homes of plantation workers in this region. >> let's find out the weather outlook for sri lanka with steph. >> unfortunately, it's not good news. it is wet at the moment and it's going to stay that way as we head through the next couple of days. already you can see the cloud
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that we've seen just over the past 12 hours, still bringing us yet more in the way of very heavy downpours. in fact, the most i've seen, 120 win milliliters of rain and still more to come. over the next days, it looks like we could continue to see rainfall totals of 100 milliliters, per place per day. if you add all that together, the ground's saturated. there could be more in the way of flooding here. it's worth taking you up to the northwestern part of india on the border with pakistan. here we have a cyclone edging toward us. it is weakening and will to do so edging toward the coast, but it's still expected to give a lot of problems heading through the next few days, particularly with flooding. that's our major issue, rather than problems with the wind. >> we head all the way around now to argentina. we've had a few problems recently, as well. you can see the cloud on the satellite picture, this massive
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area of bright white clouds working its way steadily towards the east. that over buenos aires is causing problems. it's given us strong winds that's dragged down trees and power lines. we've also seen an awful lot of rain, over 130 milliliters of wet weather was seen there in buenos aires and you can see the flooding it's caused. things are changing for ben airs and things now drying up, but you can see the area of very dark blue, very heavy rain. that's edging northwards, so over the next couple of days, we are going to continue to see very heavy downpours, not for buenos aires, though. instead, the wetter weather and we're looking at 200-milliliters of rain will be over parts of you are guy in the north also parts of brazil. it is going to be incredibly wet and that system stays put for friday, too. >> thank you. still ahead, how do they cope?
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a neighborhood ripped apart by sectarian violence. >> in the sisteen chapel, a new lighting system is putting michaelangelo's famous frescoed ceiling under the spotlight. >> coming up in sport, the kansas city royals broke their major league baseball drought. we'll have the details coming up in sport a little later.
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>> the top stories on the
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aljazeera news hour. israel closed the mosque complex following a killing of a rabbi. a jewish campaign to allow operating by jews at the compound sakeret to jew's and muslim. >> sweden has recognized the state of palestine. it has been condemned by israel. >> aljazeera has video showing destruction of a car bomb attack where 31 soldiers were killed on friday. >> more on the fight against isil. the u.s. government is targeting the organizations helping the group sell a million dollars of oil a day. 50,000-barrels of oil a day are smug would through syria, iraq and turkey. >> if you think about
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transaction chain, someone is taking this oil out of the ground, selling it to somebody who is selling it to somebody else who is struggling it somewhere. ultimately, there is someone purchase that go oil to refine it or to sell it on, who has some legitimate business, who has a bank account, who's trucks maybe insured, business licensed. it's someone who has a footprint in the formal economy. those are people who we can influence through the use of our sanctions tools and frankly through our diplomacy with the countries that are involved here. >> isil has taken vast areas of territory in syria and iraq, forcing thousands to flee and often killing those left behind. the violence campaign is costing lives in iraq's capital, too. every day, we hear of suicide attacks in baghdad. while parts of the city remain
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safe, there are districts where violence has been increasing rapidly. >> in one of the most dangerous cities in the world, this is one of the neighborhoods worst hit by the violence. the district is a large mixed neighborhood that's been hit by 24 car bombs and six suicide bombers in the last six months. 370 people have died and 1500 people have been injured. on sunday, a car bomb detonated just outside this hotel in this affluent middle class area. the cleanup will take months. across this neighborhood, people are angry that the government isn't doing more to protect the area. one bomb struck 18 months ago when this man was here. >> i was helping my three nephews at their stall and all of a sudden, we heard a huge explosion that threw me back
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10 meters. i got up, and ran back to my nephew's stall. they were lying in pools of their blood. >> beyond the memory of that, though, he's furious that the government seems powerless to protect this area. >> despite the security, this has become a ruined neighborhood. this used to be the beating heart of the city, now it's dying and the government can't seem to do anything. >> iraq security forces say they're trying, mounting more mobile patrols and more check posts, also issuing warnings when they have intelligence on potential bomb threats. still, the violence goes on. >> the locals here have developed an early warning system of sorts. if they see a suspicious vehicle, they do this. [ whistling ] >> and keep doing that until the security services arrive and check out any potential threat. >> despite that small measure, the violence and fear that come
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with it remain as people go about their daily business. after more than a decade of american occupation, sectarian strife and now isil, this city and the street as a whole go on. >> in tunisia, the opposition secular party has claimed victory in parliamentary elections. it won 85 of 217 seats, but not enough for an outright majority. it's now likely to form a coalition of smaller parties. a blogger says the result was positive for democracy. >> we were expecting tunis to do very good results in these elections, people who were quite fed up with the government. there was a lot of propaganda in the last three years, so obviously tunis was expected to do good results. to win, that's not everyone expected, but still, we see
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that, as well. there were 15 seats differences in the parliament. i think we have a good checks and balance system in the upcoming parliament, and i think this is quite positive for the democracy in this country. now that the results came out, we didn't see any incident from this side or the other, no clashes between the two con at this time wents, so it's been peaceful. i think this can foretell the future that the transition will remain peaceful and that tunisia is on the right spot to democracy. >> yemen's political parties are do to sign a deal to form a new cabinet. it will be made up entirely of tech no contract officials instead of elected politicians. the u.n. special envoy met
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yemeni officials before making the announcement. shia houthi rebels in yemen ever taken over the central province. >> finding your ways around ghana's cities can be a tough task. there are barely road names. now there's a campaign to map the capitol's streets. >> around 5 million people live in ghana's capitol. the city is growing rapidly, but there are few street signs, so trying to direct someone home is a challenge. >> hmm. it's too much for me. >> you take a right and the 10th house is my house. >> to take you to my house in this country.
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[ laughter ] >> a typical example of directions in ghana. there are plans to bring an end to the confusion. teams from the local government have been going from street to treat identifying buildings as part of a country wide program of naming streets and numbering properties. it's a huge task. the data has to be entered on a mapping system. the man in charge of town planning said even choosing the street names has been a process of negotiation with traditional chiefs. >> a sign with the street name, knowing the historical background of this area should be the names. agreeing with a name is not an easy thing, but notwithstanding, we've been able to come to a consensus and name more than 4,000 streets and minutes pats. >> the process is about more than putting up signs and numbering buildings. >> having a proper street naming
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and address system can impact the way so many services are delivered, like the post, you at this time and emergency services. >> one non-governmental organization has done research on the economic benefits. >> for the city authority which provides services, to know who lives there r. and tie that with levels of taxes and identify enhanced collection, because they know everyone now, where you are located. we expect that the revenue would increase likely 50%. >> some signs are in place, but the majority yet to go up. in the rest of the country, progress is mixed. finding one's way around should get easier, but it's going to take time and education for people to get familiar with their new addresses. >> back now to egypt where hundreds of homes are being
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destroyed to make way for a buffer zone on the border with gaza. 10,000 people have been affected. egypt said the buffer zone will stop weapons and attackers from getting into northern sinai. let's cross over to london. we'll talk about the northern sinai area in just a molt, but first, the egyptian government frequently blames what it says palestinian militants for activities that take place in northern sinai. has there been enough evidence linking the two? >> first of all, i mean, that is a widespread perception as you said, muck egyptian leaders that somehow there is an organic link, an umbilical cord between hamas and the so-called
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supporters of jerusalem, who basically have carried out several suicide bombings. it's deeply entrenched in the imagination of egyptian leaders that it's palestinian islamists providing the tools and enabling the terrorists in sinai. common sense tells me that this really would be suicide for hamas to play with fire, to send forward militants and terrorists in sinai. we have no evidence so far, concrete evidence that either hamas or its supporters have played a key role behind the attacks in sinai and cairo and other place, as well. >> but there are -- >> the president -- >> operate in sinai and egypt saying this is now a matter of national security. >> well absolutely. no one is suggesting that there is not a foot hold, a major terror space in sinai. it has spread.
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it has escalated. it has carried out bombings not just on the sinai, even in cairo. the big question, the key question is does hamas support the so-called forces, does it have any hand in what is happening inside cairo. common sense tells me this would be suicidal for hamas or islamists to provide arms to the terrorists in sinai. this goes against the vested interest of gaza and the relationship between the palestinians and egypt, behavioral there are major ties between gaza and egypt, but the reality is what's happening now in sinai and the steps are taken by the egyptian authorities is to create a buffer zone between gaza and sinai to basically punish hamas and its supporters for alleged providing support for the militants in the sinai
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area. >> you say that without addressing sines severe social challenges, particularly the widespread feeling of neglect, discrimination and disenfranchisement again its bedouin population, it might exacerbate the situation. explain that further. >> let me put the dilemma for your viewers. the egyptian said what is happening inside sinai is externally supported. the egyptian president al sisi said foreign powers are trying to humiliate and break the will of the egyptian army and government and egyptian people. they believe that it is externally inspired and driven. the reality is sinai has been festering for more than a decade. this is main lay socioeconomic problem. the bedouin population of sinai
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feels more beginnallized and excluded. it feels basically it has not benefited from the political economy of tourism. they believe that central governments in cairo does not pay attention to the grievances. in fact, i would argue if you want to really deny the terrorists who have been carrying out bombings in egypt, any kind of a social base, you need to use different tools to option major material investments trying not to use just i mean sticks, but even carrots to convince the bedouin populations that they are an integral part of the community. >> thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> still ahead, two close for comfort, slums are having to go because of the growth of air travel in india. details coming up.
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>> from a distance in mumbai, it looks like the slums are part of the runway. the government said the slums have to go. people who live there will fight. >> 90,000 people live here. expansion of the airport has brought it closer to the sprawling slum. officials now say this poses a growing security risk. those living here say they are not a security threat although some agree that the slum is a place where anything can happen. in this day and age, you can't
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predict anything and everyone here is poor. people could be tempted to do anything bad for money or food. >> politician ever now tried to make them move out in the past. aviation security experts say an increase in terror threats over the years has made this slum an increased risk. >> we heard of an attack a few years back, we don't know from where that is coming. >> even fireworks during festivals going astray make the area too close for comfort. mumbai's passenger traffic projected to more than triple to 100 million a year in the next 16 years make the slum an even larger concern. >> as you can see, this slum comes right up to the runway fence. it's so close that the government wants the slums around the airport cleared and people relocated, something that the people say they'll fight.
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>> the concern is. >> activists and residents are willing to move from the filthy conditions but don't want to shift into apartments like these on the other side of the city. >> the airport is built on our village land. the government took our land. why shouldn't we be allowed to continue living here? >> whatever is decided, the focus for now is on these people and convincing them to move. >> aljazeera, mumbai. >> we have the sport. >> m.l.b. has celebrations well underway in san francisco after the giants claimed the world series on wednesday. it's their third world series win in five years. the score was so close, it's left kansas city fans devastated. >> going into game seven of the world series tied at three games too piece, the pressure was well and truly on for both the san
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francisco giants and the homeside with the kansas city royals. the visitors got off to an ideal start with the bases loaded. that sparked a royal retaliation, two runs in the bottom of that inning to level the game. >> here comes butler! the relay by crawford too late. >> before this happened, rookie second baseman joe penny with a game changing double play to deny kansas city and destroy their momentum. >> unbelievable diving play. >> sandoval then scoring a crucial run, thanks to a right field single by michael moore. >> it's 3-2 giants in the fourth. >> the giants were saving the best to last, bringing madison baumgartner on to the mound. >> strikes out, and baumgartner
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adds another scoreless inning. >> he shut out kansas city batters and edged the giants closer to glory. >> a strikeout starts the inning. >> in the ninth, a royals foul flyball gave san francisco what they'd been looking for, their third world series win in just five years. >> a world series win for the san francisco giants! >> 3-2 the final score with pitcher baumgartner awarded most valuable player. >> it's been an unbelievable year for us, so many ups and downs. we faced adversity, couldn't be happier for my teammates. there's a lot of guys that couldn't deserve it anymore than they do. like i said, i'm thankful for them and truly honored to be part of this team and
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organization. >> as san francisco fans cell braided on the streets, it was heartbreak for kansas city who thought this game might be the one to end their 29 years of mlb postseason misery. aljazeera. >> it's 40 years since boxing heavyweights muhammed ali and george foreman fought the fight of the century. the rumble in the jungle, now the democratic republic of congo was paid for by then president mubito. >> the fight that stands out in my mind are out of all the other fights i saw was the rumble in the jungle. i covered eight olympic games and box forego 50 years all over the world. that is the standout occasion for me. it was bizarre. for one thing, the fight was going to start at 4:00 in the
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morning in central africa, unheard of. the whole thing of being in africa, a french speaking african country, dictatorship with a tie rant president who had got the fight for zaire to put zaire on the map, which it did. you had ali trying to win back the title against this monster, george foreman and the majority of opinion was that ali was going to end up in hospital and should never have been fighting someone as powerful and young as george foreman. >> for this fight, i've wrestled with alligators, tussled with a whale, handcuffed lightning and put thunder in jail. you know i'm bad, i have murdered a rock. i injured a stone and a hospital light with brick. i'm so bad i make madison stick. i can run through a hurricane and don't get wet.
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when george for man meets me, he will pay his dead. wait until you see muhammed ali. >> the independent stadium all screaming muhammed will him. i mean, you imagine, it was i don't know how many people in the stadium, probably nearly 50,000. the fight starting at 4:00 in the morning to accommodate american television, because it was prime time in america, and then the fight itself. it wasn't a great fight by any means, but ali adopted these tactics which nobody would have possibly foreseen. he's introduced a phrase, the rope a dope, going up against the ropes and let this big powerful 6'4" man pound on him for round after round. the strategy was, as we discovered later was to let
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foreman punch himself out until he was so exhausted, he had no resistance left and that's exactly what happened. in the eighth round, history was made, ali won back the title by knocking out foreman in the eighth round. >> most of those boxing professionals these days weren't born when the rumble in the jungle took place. the legendary bout is still inspiring young fighters. >> i'm plan to go reveal the round and the minute and i would tell you the second if i knew how long it would take the referee to get from this position to start fighting. >> there was a time 40 years ago it felt as if heavyweight boxers ruled the world, one in particular who was to reclaim his crown in the jungle. when ally and foreman clashed at what was zaire, it captured the imagination from louisville to london. >> the whole family was just
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sitting here watching boxing on the t.v. i didn't used to watch much boxing of big events when i was younger. >> it was the rumble in the jungle. >> that's it. everybody watched it. >> the sport of boxing has taken a beating in recent years. the fact that boxing organizations have been split for years, meaning one weight can have four separate champions has diluted the glory and appeal to the public. other sports are coming up, such as u.f.c. and mixed martial arts. where as once millions would be engrossed in bouts between familiar faces, now is a sport trying to stay on its feet. >> boxing's always going to be events, always going to be bigger, but i'm not going to lie, u.f.c. is big around the world, people are watching it. i wasn't around at the time, if
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you ask anyone, any public about boxing or anyone, they would mention muhammed ali. >> the documentary when we were kings was popular and award winning. generations who weren't born when he ruled the world still acknowledge ali as the greatest and use the rumble in the jungle as inspiration. >> that is all the sport for now. >> michelangelo's famous frescoes in the as i say teen chap else are seen in a new light, thousands of lights in fact. how the treasures are being preserved. >> let there be light. on wednesday, the vatican lit up the as as i say teen challengee and its famous frescoed ceiling with l.e.d. lamps. masterpieces like the creation of adam and the last judgment never looked so vivid. >> for the first time, we can see the sisteen chapel in detail
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and admire its beauty in its original form. this is how michelangelo must have seen it right after he painted it. >> when michelangelo painted in the 16th century, he relied on the light from the chapel's big windows. in the 1980's, experts realized that the sunlight's ultraviolet radiation was causing the colors to fade. windows and artificial lights may have saved the frescoes, but left tourists in the dark. >> until today, standing inside the sisteen chapel was awe inspiring but also frustrating experience. visitors would be 20 meters away from the world's most famous frescoed ceiling, but due to the lighting, details were hardly visible. now you can almost feel you can touch the hand of god. >> the new lighting system is part of a renaissance of the
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sisteen chapel as it's also the star of a 3-d documentary to premier in november. yet, there is still a dark side of the sanctuary, which has come from the spotlight. at the end of the october, the vatican laid on a corporate event for carmaker porch, a private tour and classical concert held inside the chapel. the price, a hefty $200,000. the vatican said the money raised went to charity and rejected criticism. from hurds on wards, visitors will be able to see the chapel under a whole new light. aljazeera, vatican city. >> that's just about it for this news hour. thanks very much for watch. we'll leave you with new images sent back by a chinese spacecraft of the dark side of the moon. the moon.
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