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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ >> welcome to the news hour, i'm darren jordan from doha. these are the top stories. libyan court ruled [ inaudible ] is illegal, even though it is recognized by the international community. the international court rules out storming of a ship heading to gaza. and chinese officials were involved in smuggling of t
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tanzanianativery. and we meet the man who science can finally see in color. welcome to the program, libyan's supreme court has ruled that the u.n. backed parliament is illegal. a different unelected government controls of capitol of tripoli as has the backing of a powerful militia group. libya has been racked with violence and instability as rival groups battle for control. they have been battling over important institutions such as the international airport in
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tripoli. one group has controlled the airport since 2011, but in august it fell into the hands of a group that opposed the parliament. both benghazi and tripoli are so insecure, the now unconstitutional parliament held itsen election us. >> reporter: libya has been under control of two rival groups engaged in daily fighting. now the supreme court has ruled on how to move forward. it has declared the u.n. backed parliament is unconstitutional and should be dissolved. the ruling was welcomed by members of the rival parliament in tripoli.
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>> translator: we resumed proceedings this morning, we are now waiting for the committee that promised to present first draft of the constitution on december 24th. this is what all libyans are waiting for. >> reporter: in august armed groups opposed to the government of the prime minister took over the capitol, tripoli. their own government was put in place. the leadership was forced to move eastwards. rival militias also formed too loosely affiliated blocks, one backing the government, and seen as more moderate, the others backing the group this tripoli and seen has more religiously conservative. violence and rivalries have deeply split people in tripoli since the uprising that deposed
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gadhafi. rival brigades have defied the state's authority. consecutive governments have appeared weak, divided and unable to restore order. some brigades even seized oil ports and deprived the libyan government of its main source of revenue. none of the rival groups fighting for power has shown any signs of reconciliation. well let's take to an international relations professor at qatar university here in doha. in terms of the wider constitutional impact, where does this leave libya politically? >> great question. i think the problem is you have bifurcation. the country is divided, and you have contested legitimacy.
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so the question of contestation will continue. it's the unknown for libyans and libya. >> where does this leave the fighting, say, this benghazi, the renegade general has the backing the tabrook government that has now been declared illegal. >> well, you have the factor of internationalization, so this is really a problem that has been deepened in libya. everyone has got basically steaks in the libyan problem. where will it go from now? no one really knows. >> it's an important point you make about the internationalization, because we know the tabrook government was backed by the under, so the request where does this leave the international patrons? >> i think it's the
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[ inaudible ] of legitimacy, because i think at the moment people should determine what happens in libya. because you have the original vote, the original election. the fate of that election is now in doubt, completely in doubt. the vote that happened in the a general national congress in june is almost like the recontestation of power, but it's not through the people. and that's the question at the moment, what do we do with the original election? so as long as you have contestation of the original election, you have a second vote which is not through the people, then you are going to end up with a huge problem. >> so who then has to solve this? there is this huge contestation of the elections. the international patrons have different stakes on different
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sides. where do we go from here? >> it's divided bifurcated power. ideally you have some dialogue. maybe the tu tunisian way so that libyans can go back to negotiation. maybe theelers from the different tribes. you have the south, the east, the west, because practically now libya is being divided. this is almost like a de facto dismemberment of libya. you have two governments, two parliaments, and two sets of votes. >> all right. thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. now the u.k. is to further boost its military role in iraq. the defense secretary has been visiting british soldiers in northern iraq. they say more help is needed to defeat isil fighters who lay
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claim to large swathes of iraq. [ gunfire ] >> reporter: this is the kind of fire power the kurdish peshmerga say they need to standing a chance against isil. they have been given to the peshmerga by the british military. though weapon can fire up to 500 rounds a minute. it's a boost for the poorly equipped tz -- kurdish soldiers. security is tight. the british defense secretary has thrown to the kurdish regional capitol, erbil. he has promised more training and weapons. >> air strikes alone will not rescue kobani, these are operations that have to be conducted on the ground, but we are stepping up our commitment to training and to the supply of weapons and ammunition.
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>> reporter: british soldiers are training the peshmerga at this camp. we're not allowed to show their faces. there are security fears for them both here and back home. this soldier has just completed a week's training on this british machine gun. the british government says it has already given 40 of these weapons to the peshmerga. the u.s. and germany have also supplied the peshmerga with equipment. the peshmerga say that recent gains made against isil would not have been possible without the help of coalition air strikes, but weeks of bombing by fighter jets on the town of kobani on the syrian turkish board er have so far failed to dislodge isil there. and there are questions whether the peshmerga are able to take
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on isil in large civilian populations. >> translator: our morale is low. the government should take advantage of this and get to ready to take the town back. >> reporter: it is pledged to help the peshmerga too. >> translator: this is an international fight for humanity. we need as much help as we can get. >> reporter: this peshmerga soldier at least says he is ready. >> translator: we learned a lot from our british instructors. we are prepared for the battle. >> reporter: but it's a battle that is far from won. meanwhile fighting against isil continues in the syrian border town of kobani, a number of kurdish women are among the fighters. one of those who has been encouraging them to join the
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front line is is one who's husband is a military commander. >> reporter: she knows all about the horrors of war. her husband heads the armed syrian kurdish group nope as the ypg. her son was killed by an isil sniper last year. despite her loss, she dedicated her time to encourage others to take up arms. at this refugee camp, she meets with displaced kurds. some of these have also lost their loved ones. she tells me it is the duty of women to serve on the front line. she says the battle for kobani is part of a wider struggle against isil and against the syrian regime. >> translator: the kurdish woman was oppressed by two sighs first by society and by the syrian
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regime. it is the kurdish woman who is now resisting isil, and she has become a symbol of freedom and resistance around the world. >> reporter: the ypg has posted several videos of its feel mail units fighting in kobani and other parts of syria. their comrades in this turkey were parted of the armed struggle there for the better part 206 years. in syria, though, they pose a special threat to isil fighters. >> translator: isil threatened to cut off our women's heads, and told their fighters if they were to be killed by a woman they would not go to heaven. but the female fighting units have demonstrated how strong they are. >> reporter: she was imprisoned several times by the syrian government, at a 55 she doesn't have it in here to take up arms.
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but she tells me her own daughter is fighting on the front line inco b-- kobani. >> reporter: they refuse to retreat. they have declared either victory or martyrdom. >> reporter: she remains optimistic. >> translator: syrian kurds, the peshmerga and our arab brothers are fighting together in kobani. we have been dreaming of this unity for years now. >> reporter: the refugee camps here are filled with children. many of them have elder sisters or even mothers fighting in a war that has all but destroyed their country. the hope is there will be no more war to fight when they grow up. the u.s.-lead coalition in
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syria has also targeted the al-nusra front in air strikes overi night. stephanie decker reports. >> reporter: these aren't isil positions, they belong to the al-qaeda affiliated al-nasra front. it is only the second time groups other than isil have been hit by the coalition. >> if this situation is not brought under control, this potentially could end up controlling at least one if not both of the last two border crossings into turkey, through which they receive the flow of recruits, trainees, humanitarian assistance, everything that liberated areas rely on now that
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is based in turkey works through these two border crossings. >> reporter: fight for the control of gas fields is underway in homs. they are by no means secure. and even though isil wouldn't be able to produce from them, it is having major impact. >> what it is doing at the moment is probably in the way of denial of these facilities and resources to the regime. that's significant, because the gas fields were still in use. the gas plants -- not all of them, but some of them were still producing gas and ultimately power for the regime, and therefore, losing this is putting a real dent in the ability of the regime to maintain electricity supply. >> reporter: isil recently up loaded these pictures. power supply has been a problem throughout this conflict, but it is now getting worse. >> as winter approaches, both
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the regime and the opposition areas, the moderate opposition, are going to face a real shortage of fuel, which means a shortage of electricity, a shortage of heating, of, you know, energy for hospitals and clinics, operating rooms, for everything you can think of. and -- and that is likely to have a really negative impact on people's lives. >> reporter: it's clear whatever side you are on in this seemingly never-ending conflict, there is no winner, just a country and a people ultimately being destroyed. lots more still to come here on the news hour. >> translator: we have not received any aid from humanitarian agencies. >> reporter: floods force many into makeshift camps in somalia. >> reporter: drivers in germany have walked out for the next four days. and why a swedish football team are supporting the kurdish
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cause and why that has always landed them in trouble. the international criminal forth says it won't investigate a raid that killed many people four years ago. they say israeli may have committed war crimes, but it is beyond their investigation. the vessel was carrying humanitarian aid bound for the gaza strip. let's talk to the director of the palestine solidarity campaign. how surprised are you by this ruling from the icc? do you think the icc was under pressure not to punish israel? >> i think the entire world is under pressure not to punish israel, but the lessson we have seen is unless it is brought to
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justice for its crimes, it continues to commit them. we have just seen over 2,000 palestinians killed in gaza over the summer, including 500 children, and we have seen the destruction of gaza that is more horrific than when we set sail. we set sail to bring humanitarian aid to gaza, and to raise awareness worldwide of the suffering of palestinians in gaza. so the decision from the prosecutor was have been problematic. on the one hand she said she leed war crimes had been committed including willful willing of ten passengers who died from the wounds inflicted by the soerlsd -- soldiers, but she said it failed the test of gravity, and she didn't look at the issue around the plan or policy that israel has of
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committing war crimes. you can't just take the -- the incident that happened on the ship out of context. and there -- there are -- there are very clear plans to appeal that ruling, because israel does have to be brought to t account for those crimes. if you carry on letting israel off of the hook time after time after time for horrific war crimes, then it will be emboldened to commit more massacres. >> what does this mean for a your campaign? are we likely to see any kind of floatillla head to gaza? >> well, we're always looking at ways to make a change. people would have seen the demonstrators of 150,000 people in the streets of london over the summer.
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so we're looking at every way we can make a change, put pressure on the go to put pressure on the israelis, boycotts, sanctions, there's a whole range of tools at our disposal, and certainly, you know, looking at take humanitarian aid to gaza is just one of them. [ no audio. ] >> we'll continue seeking justice until we get justice. the passenger was shot dead while he was filming the israeli assault. we will take clear that israel cannot be allowed to get away with committing these war crimes
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because this is part and parcel of its plan and policy for -- for -- for expanding its territory, for expanding its reach for sub ja gaiting the palestinian people. it's about time the icc did its job, acted and brought them to account. >> thank you for talking to al jazeera. there is a heightened sense of tension between israelis and palestinians a day after a driver rammed into three israeli soldiers in the west bank. the driver has since turned himself in. it happened on wednesday along the road. israelis have been protesting another attack where a car rammed pedestrians at a train stop in jerusalem earlier on wednesday. and the palestinian suspect in that attack was shot dead by israeli police sparking protests. palestinians see the shooting as
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increased israeli aggression. here is more from west jerusalem. >> reporter: the situation remains tense right across jerusalem. it has been extremely tense for the past several months, but also in west jerusalem. this is what is described as a hit and run terror attack at a rail station in which a number of people were injured and one person died from his injuries in that attack carried out by a palestinian man. a palestinian man who was later shot dead by police. but all of this underscores the tension right across the city. we have seen israeli authorities put up cement blocks in front of these rail stations to prevent any further attacks. and we have also seen security increase right around occupied east jerusalem. that in it's a is significant, because the security has been
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enormous for the past several weeks. israeli police have been brought to the annex east of jerusalem for that very purpose. and now we're seeing even more security, and that is partially why we have seen these continuing protests in several neighborhoods, several palestinian neighborhoods. whatever the case, the news of what, again, the police are describing as a hit and run terror attack happening in the occupied west bank in which three israeli soldiers were wounded, that is also serious cause for concern. that of course is a very serious cause for alarm, not only for palestinian leadership, but also for the israelis as there have been scuffles between the police and hong kong. a demonstrator was taken away. activists are continuing to call on the chinese government to
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allow freedom of choice for hong kong's next leader. myanmar says the peace process has stalled. it has warned the international community not to be too optimistic for the future. the army chief says the talks should be considered a break through. >> i don't think the reform process is going forward. i don't think we're going backwards yet. but i think it has stalled for the time being. and that's one of the reasons why i say that last week's meeting is not a break through, because i do not see it as taking forward the reform process in a meaningful way. in myanmar the body of a freelance journalist who died in custody has been exhumed. they say his body showed signs of torture. he was detained after film ing fighters and activists. the government is under international pressure to investigate the death.
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chinese gangs are being accused of smuggling huge amounts of ivory from importance tanz -- tanzania. nick clark has been investigating. >> reporter: undercover investigations covering more than a decade, it reveals how theel elephant population has crashed. the numbers down two thirds since 2006. 10,000 elephants were slaughtered in 2013 in one year alone. that's the equivalent of one a day. the trail starts here, an undercover investigator posing as a buyer visits an illegal trader selling ivory carvings.
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and indeed the game reserve in tanzania has been worst hit. one of the largest and oldest protected areas in africa. there were 70,000 in 2006 and by 2013 that number had dwindled to 13,000. the report even describes now park rangers are involved in the crimes. then we move on to a shipping agent who describes how he hides illegal consignment en route to asia.
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the eia poses buyers in china too. even for every day items like chopsticks. it seems the ways of getting ivory to china are many and various. the president made an official visit to trans nia, here traders talk how ivory sales boomed around that time. investigators were told by tanzania supplies as far back as 2006 that chinese embassy staff
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were major buyers of the ivory. and the consignments of ivory were sent to china in diplomatic bags on the presidential plane. the report points blame at the highest levels of the tanzanian government too. when the president assumed office, the country had 142,000 elephants, by the end of 2015, they reckon that is going to drop to 55,000. it talks about a blend of government failure and criminality. the irony is of course living animals, elephants form part of the tourism market, but it seems killing them for their tusks creates irresistible short-term profits. we have asked the chinese
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government for comment on the store roi, but so far we have received no response. oil prices tumble. what does that mean for consumers? this plying -- and in sport lebron james is looking like his old self again. but couldn't bring his new team to a win. stay with us.
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>> it's a chilling and draconian sentence... it simply cannot stand. >> its disgraceful... the only crime they really committed is journalism... >> they are truth seekers... >> all they really wanna do is find out what's happening, so they can tell people... >> governments around the world all united to condemn this... >> as you can see, it's still a very much volatile situation... >> the government is prepared to carry out mass array... >> if you want free press in the new democracy, let the journalists live. >> a deadly attack that shocked the nation. >> the front part of the ship was just red with blood. >> was there a cover-up?
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now an in-depth investigation reveals shocking new evidence. what really happened? the day israel attacked america. only on al jazeera america. ♪ welcome back a reminder of the top stories. libya's supreme court has ruled the parliament elected in june is illegal. the parliament in the eastern city is one of two rival administrations vying for power. international criminal court says it won't investigate the killing of ten activists on a turkish boat heading to gaza. the latest forecast from oil producers is predicting prices
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will rise to around $110 a barrel for the rest of the decade. since june prices have fallen almost 30% to their lowest in four years because of abundant sup place. the price drop is good news for consumers, but bad news for many producers who need higher prices to meet their budget needs. russia relies heavily on oil exports to pay its bills. but it is fighting a battle. the ruble has lost value this year. in october alone, the russian government spent $29 billion buying up rubles. now it's currency reserves have fallen $73 billion to 439 billion. rory challands says russia's central bank is hoping to have a
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free floating currency. >> translator: russia's central bank allows the ruble to trade within a certain established corridor that it measures against the dollar and the euro. if the value of the ruble slips outside of that corridor, then the central bank intervenes to prop it up, it spends $350 million and adjusts that corridor a little bit. now up until now, the central bank has been intervening whenever the ruble has slipped outside of that corridor. what it is now going to do is limit that intervention to $350 million a day. it's doing this because it doesn't want to keep on burning up its foreign currency reserves needlessly, and it also wants to protect the ruble a little bit against speculators. it feels that it's system was too predictable, and speculators could gain it to their advantage. now ultimately what the central
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bank wants to do is have a free-floating ruble to make itself more flexible and allow market forces to take their toll to allow the market to determine what the ruble is worth, unfortunately, at the moment, the market seems to think that the ruble is not worth very much. ukraine is to freeze state-fund payments to areas in the breakaway eastern regions controlled by prorush shall separatists. the prime minister says pension payments and government benefits, which have already been frozen for months will only resume after the separatists forces surrender. >> translator: the government will not our citizens freeze because this will be a humanitarian disaster. our territories and people are there, and we'll decide all pensions, social benefits,
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royalties, we're keeping track of them for the citizens. when the russian separatists get out, we will make the payment to every person who is entitled to receive it. security services in ukraine are investigating the shelling of a school. the latest breach of the ceasefire signed in september between the ukrainian government and pro-russian separatists. germany's leading railway operator is seeking a temporary court injunction to stop the walk out of drivers. nick spicer has the latest from berlin on the chaos being caused for rail travelers. >> reporter: berlin's central station almost empty once again. this is the sixth strike by rail workers in nine weeks, all work stoppages represented by a small union eventing only one in ten workers at the state-owned rail
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company. passengers are losing sympathy. >> translator: people doing other jobs can't strike this. you can't walk off a job if you work in a hospital. i think this is all a bit excessive. >> reporter: the union's main demand is for a 5% wage increase and for the workweek to be shortened. the workers acknowledge the timing is bad. the strike may prevent thousands from at tending the 25th anniversary of the fall of the berlin wall on sunday. >> translator: i can understand why people are upset. on the other hand, people took to the streets to defend their rights 25 years ago, and we are pretty much doing the same thing. >> reporter: while receiving the columbian president, the german chancellor said the workers had a right to strike, but also had to show responsibility. >> translator: especially here in the area of services for the
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public, a high degree of responsibility is necessary. because they affect millions of citizens who need to go to work or come home, and who have to traps port their families, and they affect the future of our economy. >> reporter: the government is looking at legislation that would limit the role of small unions in labor negotiations. similar action by airline pilots cost one airline hundreds of millions of dollars. the rail strike is estimated to cost $125 million a day. hurting the steal, chemical and automobile industry the most. nick spicer, al jazeera, berlin. let's take you to central brussels now. these are live pictures coming in of one of belgium's biggest post war protests. it brought protesters out to
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protest austerity measures. earlier the march was peaceful, but violence marred the end of the march with police firing tear gas and water canyons in an attempt to break up the protests. these are the latest pictures of the protesters and the police. you can see tear gas in the air. people attending to injured security personnel on the roads. water cannon and tear gas was fired. we know that the unexpectedly huge march opened a month-long campaign by the trade unions against what has been described as the business-friendly government coalition. so latest pictures there coming in from central brussels of that labor demonstration in belgium.
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now the [ inaudible ] say hundreds of thousands of people across central somalia are in urgent need of food aid following wide-spread flooding. >> reporter: this is one of thousands of somalis who were forced to abandon their home when flooding overtook their home. >> translator: we together with 50 families left our homes because of the floods. since we arrived here, we haven't received any help. we left behind all of our possessions. we need water, food, and plastic covers. >> reporter: these tents are temporary homes to more than 8,000 people from the city in central somalia. they say they are in desperate need of help. >> translator: if it rains there is nothing to protect us but these shacks. we have not received any aid from humanitarian agencies.
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>> reporter: large tracks of farmland are submerged after heavy rains caused two rivers to break their banks. crops have been destroyed and hundreds of thousands of people are in urgent need of food. >> translator: the situation here is nothing short of a catastrophe. we sent a distress call to the arab and muslim worlds. needless to say we were earlier affected by the severe droughts. >> reporter: the local authorities have declared a state of emergency. but many victims expect help to be slow in coming. so for now, they are surviving on their own, with what little they have. now political and military leaders in burkina faso have agreed to a one-year transitional government that will be in place until elections next year. they are meeting with other west african heards to establish what that transition would look like.
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malcolm webb reports from the capitol. >> reporter: they are the first foreign heards to come to burkina faso since president blaze compaore resigned and left last week. the colonel said on saturday he is now in charge. there is a photo moment, but no smiles and land shakes. the streets are calm now, but hundreds of thousands protested here against the former go, but most people don't want military rule. >> translator: for just a transition we have no problem, but this was a popular revolution, so we want a civilian leader. >> translator: we prefer a civilian. we don't want military rule anymore. >> reporter: the visiting heads of state came here to speak with rep senttives. members of compaore political
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party arrived too. minutes later the people who mobilized the grassroots anti-government movement storm out. they say they refuse to talk to those who try to change the constitution and kill protesters. >> we have more than 40 people who have been killed. we have more than 100 people who have been injured. no one has been buried so far as i'm talking, and you are bringing these people in an attempt to discuss what? [ singing ] >> reporter: while the civic leaders sing the national anthem, the former ruling parties leave. when they were still in power they held their last meeting here at this hotel. it was one of the grandest in the city. here are some of their cars. the president had paid for them to stay in the hotel the night before they were to vote in parliament. protesters later ransacked the hotel and burned the vehicles,
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and ever since the politicians have been living under protection in a police barrack. all of the factions from burkina faso said they need more time to choose an interim leader, so the decision is postponed. >> in days rather than weeks we'll be able to reach an agreement, and install an transitional government. i am certain that we will not get to the stage where the international community will have to impose sanctions on burkina faso. >> reporter: for now zita remains in control. al jazeera continues to demand the immediate release of its journalists who have been detained in egypt for 313 days. peter greste, mohammed fahmy, and baher mohamed are falsely accused of helping the out lawed muslim brotherhood. they are appealing against their prison sentences.
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now to the latest in our series called schools out. the civil war in syria has affected more than 3 million children. jared tan reports. >> reporter: it's the middle of the week. ala should be in school. instead he is taking a break while waiting for more customers. he is one of many children working to help support their families. and education is the last thing he can afford right now. >> translator: i'm selling gasoline and fuel. i had no alternative but to sell at this store to help my father. we have a number of young children, and we can't afore many things we need toly. >> reporter: adults are doing the fighting in syria, but children aren't spared. even if they manage to escape the shooting, many are missing out on their childhood. >> translator: our most difficult part of the equation in syria, they suffer the most,
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they are prone to many threats. the danger they may face in hard-labor jobs or bombardment of the regime. >> reporter: this aleppo now known as the barrel bomb city. the frequent bombardment has destroyed schools and forced many teachers out. it is estimated the ministry of education has lost nearly a quarter of its teachers since the conflict began. one development agency is trying to reverse that trend. >> translator: we found that most of the qualified and experienced teachers have either joined the regime controlled areas or left the country. those that remain aren't qualified. >> reporter: a teacher shortage and empty classrooms, another outcome of 3.5 years of fighting in syria, along with a generation of children forced to grow up too soon. gerald tan, al jazeera.
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time for another short break. when we come back: >> i'm in dublin where we're going to be meeting the world's first human sighborg. find out what this is and what is on his head. stay with us. on al jazera america
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♪ welcome back. now it's usually the stuff of science fiction an implant that allows a person to complete a
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task that was otherwise impossible. now science fiction has become science fact. an artist who was born color blind can now see color for the first time. >> reporter: neil tried going surgical. he had an operation to fit this camera antenna directly into his skull. >> i am a sighborg. >> reporter: he was born color blind. and glowing up he decided to let it take over his life. >> wherever i look, i hear colors. ♪ >> reporter: this app shows how it works. the camera converts what it sees into vibrations which he feels and hears. each color has a sound, each picture has a color. >> i feel closer to animals now than i used to be before.
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having an antenna makes me feel closer to insects, or bone conduction is similar to dolphins as well. so it's actually connecting me to senses that already exist in nature. >> reporter: it has been a decade since the device was fitted. and like all technology he has had a few upgrades. this newer model does so much more than just see. >> having the connection allows me to have any information from outside. people can call directly into my head. i had to convince a doctor to drill my head so the antenna can go inside and introduce the sound inside. >> reporter: how do you get through normal situations, for
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example, airport security or on a plane when they say please turn off all of your electronics? >> there are situations in airports, they really hate me. but i have it on my pass port. i insisted they should accept my antenna as a body part. and they said yes. >> reporter: but for the man who really does have an eye in the back of his head, there can be some down sides as well. >> it opens up the possibility of being hacked, so anyone could go into my head. >> reporter: there's no pass word on it? in >> no. >> reporter: maybe that will come in the next model. time for the sport now. >> thank you so much. a show of support for the kurdish cause has landed a swedish football in trouble. it wasn't branded a decade ago by kurdish immigrants. they angered the sweder football
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organization during a recent game. >> reporter: football here means more than just putting a football in the net. it is one of the most successful football teams in europe. founded ten years ago to integrate kurds. they are bigger than their league position suggests. the ability to fly the kurdish flag means they have almost national team status in their homelands. this man has just come back from helping refugees in kobani. he returned to find that the club was set to be punished for displaying a save kobani banner a league match. >> translator: if we federation really knew why we did it, they would applaud us. we have nothing to do with politics. we have to do with humanity. if they still decide it's politics, then they don't know
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enough about the situation in kobani. we have a responsibility as humans, and nobody can tell me not to play my role as a human. >> we did a really good thing. people doesn't understand how big this club is for kurdish people. for us to have the right to do something with the kurdish name is -- is more than everything. and for our fans, i can promise you that 50% of them, they don't have interest in football. they are just happy to see something positive with the name, with the flag, so they feel like that's our thing. >> reporter: club captain embodies the spirit of the club. the son of a former peshmerga fighter, he is part of the policy of helping school children stay on the right track. >> it's not regular football club. it's something really special, and they start this club just because of -- to give back to
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the community and specially for guys like me who came from kurdish stan to sweden. they take good care of us, and of course we want to give back. >> reporter: what they will get back from the authorities will be known soon. the next step is for the swedish football association to meet on the 10th. they'll decide if this action was political and if it was they can give them a $68,000 fine. paul rees, al jazeera, sweden. asia's top olympic official has said the 2020 olympic games will not change dates to al-qaeda -- accommodate the world cup. they have suggested a switch from january to february, but that would coincide with the winter games.
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>> i think the olympics should be maintained because we don't have no problems. fifa they should [ inaudible ] for that i believe the ioc will maintain their time, because we already -- has been committed and organizer has been committed, the protesting of the marketing partners [ inaudible ] for that i don't think something will touch the olympics. fifa could be flexible to choose. that is my advice. the football coach has apologized for his comments about african players but insists he isn't a racist. an italian coach was recently planned for six months after making racist remarks.
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>> it's not even [ inaudible ] it's people from a different color [ inaudible ] with all of the system [ inaudible ] and we are trying to [ inaudible ] humanity or civilization to have a better life. lebron james and the cavaliers are continuing to struggle. coming off of their third loss of the season. james was looking more like his old self in utah. scored 31 points in the games. and levelling the score with just seconds to go. and then a jump shot and that gave utah a 101-100 win. mcdough has a first round lead in shanghai. the american here making his first appearance since the ryder
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cup. mcdowell hit 7 birdies in his first 12 holes, and finished with a 5 under par round of 67. australia's critic captain is getting ready to try to pull off a unique victory his country's history. captains past and present, came to sydney to mark 100 says until the start of the world cup which is in australia and new zealand. australia have won the title four times but always away from home. >> i think it's a real positive, the fact that we get the australian fans and the australian public behind us. there's nothing better than playing in your own backyard. but as of -- i spoke to the other captains about it, that doesn't guarantee success. >> plenty more sport coming up later on, but that is it for now. >> all right. andy we'll see you later. thank you very much. stay with us here on al jazeera,
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