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>> this is the international news hour... >> an informed look on the night's events, a smarter start to your day. mornings on al jazeera america . >> hello, welcome to the newshour. we are in doha, and here is what is coming up in the next 60 minutes. mexico's government says gang members confessed to killing and burning dozens of missing students. the u.s. says it's doubling the number of noncombat troops in iraq to help in the fight against i.s.i.l. african mediators say the two sides in south sudan's civil war agreed to stop fighting the right to die.
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we look at who should make the call between life and death. >> mexico's government says that gang members admitted to killing 43 students missing since september and burning their bodies. the families say they won't accept the news until they have scientific proof. rachel levin has more from mexico city. >> reporter: the charred bones and teeth may be all that remains of the missing 43 university students. they were kidnapped by local police in guerrero, and turned over to a drug gang six weeks ago. attorney-general plays a video in a chilling press conference on friday. >> translation: i know the enormous pain the information we obtained causes family members, a pain we share. the statements and information we have gotten unfortunately
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point to the murder of a large number of people in the municipality. >> reporter: in this taped confession, members of a drug gang re-enact the killing, showing investigators how they lined up the bodies. some were suffocated, others shot. >> translation: the suspects said that they killed the survivors there, and later they threw them into the rubbish dump, where they burped them and took turns to make sure the fire burnt for hours. >> if the confessions prove to be true. it could be one of the worst massacre in decades of innocent people at the hand of local police and politicians working together. president peno nieto who has been criticized at home and abroad for his handling of the crisis promised to punish those responsible. >> translation: the government will do its best to clarify what
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is happening. capturing the mastermind is not enough. we'll arrest anyone who participated in these abominable groi crimes. >> reporter: hours after the attorney-general spoke, the parents held their own press conference, refusing to believe their children were dead. >> translation: i know and trust in god they are alive. they said many times they are dead, but we have faith they are alive. >> reporter: they are insisting on scientific proof and independent experts from argentina analyse the d.n.a. those samples have been shipped to austria, and it will take day, if not weeks, for the results to come back, because of the state in which the remains were found well, the u.s. is sending 1500 more noncombat troops to iraq, doubling the number there already. the troops will train iraqi and kurdish fighters in islamic
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state of iraq and levant. rosalind jordan reports. >> reporter: 1400 u.s. troops are in iraq to help the military keep i.s.i.l. fighters from taking control of the country. more u.s. forces are heading back to the nation they left in 2011. the pentagon says that's because the iraqi military needs and wants more help to repel i.s.i.l.'s advances. >> they are going on the offense now. this is it designed to help them do that. to improve their capability and confidence on the bottle field. >> the majority of the troops, 870, will work with nine iraqi and three kurdish brigades, hemming them to improve their fighting skills. 630 troops will advise the iraqi military on big picture matters, command and control, logistics and supplies. >> no introduction of u.s. troops on a combat role in iraq.
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the barack obama administration has two challenges, getting congress to give the pentagon 5 million more, and getting the legal approval to keep u.s. forces in iraq. some say the administration should have asked for congressional approval in august, when the air wore began. others suggest the laws passed to launch the afghan and iraq wars were sufficient. >> it is clear that the president had the authority, congress needs to make decisions about the money. >> reporter: top military leaders have to justify why they are expanding the train and desist, and can expect tough questions about why they think the u.s.'s efforts in iraq will be successful this time eight police officers have been killed in a suicide bombing in northern iraq. >> a bomb-laden truck was driven into a police convoy in baiji,
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happening as a senior officer was expecting troops on friday. 15 people were wounded. >> yemen formed a new government in an effort to pull the country out of its political crisis. the 36 member cabinet includes shi'ite rebels. rebel leaders said they'd withdraw fighters once a cabinet was formed. we have this report from senna. >> yemen has a new unity government. the announcement was made shortly before the united nations imposed sanctions on the former president. many people, including current president accused him of working with the shia houthi rebels, saying he is responsible for the houthi take over in the capital in september. early on friday thousands of
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supporters came here to protest against u.s.-proposed sanctions against the deposed president. >> translation: the u.s. sanctions are baseless. the u.s. president is a diplomat. doesn't he know that sala is backed by millions of people. >> reporter: the cleric that led the prayers told the crowds that the u.s. is colluding to destroy yemen. sala is the only legitimate leader. >> i'm here to show solidarity with sala. we made it clear that we are opposed to the sanctions. >> these loyalists are wearing head bands that say "we are ready to die for sala." these tribesmen are chanting that sala must be reinstated.
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and that the current president must go. but the current president insists he is yemen's legitimate leader and his government could be the country's last chance to end the power vacuum. >> let's find out if it is and cross to hashem ahelbarra to tell us about the new government. what is next? >> well, this is a government this many hope will move forward and tackle the major problems that the country faces, like the raise of al qaeda in the kouth and the shia rebellion. the prime minister said it took long days to negotiate deals so yemen has an inclusive
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government. the former president said there would be more instability. as soon as sanctions were imposed we see reactions. he sacked the current president from the general people's congress party. this is a party that has been formed early in the '80s and the president is a member of this party. it shows there's tension on the ground, and we have to wait and see whether the houthis will provide backing for the government, especially after two of their leaders were targeted by the united nations sanctions. >> hashim, at the same time there's a threat of al qaeda in the arabian pence -- peninsula, what are you hearing about an attack on al-qaeda by the houthis? >> al qaeda said in a statement
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posted a few hours ago that they have launched suicide bombing attack against a houthi checkpoint. that is a district in al-bayda, where the houthi fighters have been trying to control many districts. sunni tribesman formed alliance with al qaeda, and launched many attacks against the houthis. dozens of houthi fighters have been killed in al-bayda, and this is something that has created concern amongst the community. at the moment. the moment the fighters expanded, visiting the sectarian war in yemen. >> okay. thank you. reporting from sanaa in yemen al jazeera continues to demand the release of its journalists who have been detained in egypt for 315 days.
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peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed are falsely accused of helping the outlawed muslim brotherhood. they are appealing against their prison sentences african meet katers pushing -- mediatesors pushing for a deal to end the south sudan war are pushing for a deal. >> reporter: after almost a year of fighting south sudan's president and vice president have reached a deal. they met and agreed to a ceasefire. >> the parties commit to an unconditional complete and immediate end to all hostilities and bring the war to an end as of the date of this resolution.
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>> the deal was welcomed, but further consultations need to take place. >> the government is insisting that they want the president, the prime minister, vice president, two department miss and we are saying for ease of implementation of the peace agreement, this should be shouldered by the two warring parties. >> reporter: the problem is the two sides promised to stop before, and carried on fighting. penalties applied to the individuals who break the terms of this agreement. >> those responsible for such violation, including but are not limited to a maximum of asset
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freezes; (b) travel bans within the region; (c) denial of supply of arms and ammunition and any other material that could be used in war. >> reporter: a massive humanitarian crisis developed in south sudan, as people escaped the fighting which broke out last december. the conflict killed more than 10,000 in the world's newest state, caused a million to flee, and driven the oil-rich country clos closer to famine. neighbouring governments will soon now how workable this is and whether it will last coming up, medical tour. >> we are in cuba to find out how it's promoting health services to the international market. >> i'm in the west bank, where more israeli attacks are
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threatening the palestinian harvest a formula 1 driver forced to make a sharp exist ahead of the brazilian grand prix first, the european union is giving the u.k. more time to pay off a $2.5 billion bill. britain's prime minister told brussels the original price tag was too high, and the deadline too short. as jonah hull explained, the compromise has not eased relations with europe. >> he looks like the odd man out in europe. facing rising mte opinion at home, david cameron wants to renegotiate his country's relationship with the european union, and challenged a budget top-up bill of $2.6 billion. >> what i said at the time of hearing about this sur charge was two things, was that i wouldn't be paying 2 billion
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euros on 1 december, and i didn't think it was anything right to pay anything like that in the. >> reporter: after a meeting with brussels, the british foreign ministers hailed a victory. >> we'll pay in two installets in the second half of next year. instead of challenging the law, we have changed the law. it's a result for britain. >> reporter: the prime minister warned the demand risked turning the public against the e.u., to show that they are taking a tough line. there is a general election next may. >> reporter: the prime minister has pledged a referendum if he wins the election. a poll published shows what a hot topic the e.u. has become in the wake of the budget dispute, showing a shift in favour of britain leaving, 41% for, 38%
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against. for now, cameron's tough line is in line with public opinion. >> it is not accept aable, it'sn isolating way to behave. >> if he wants to get things done with europe, no, it's the worst position to be. if he is wanting to be seen to stand up for britain in response to the u.k. threat - advancing the general election. it can seem not too bad a place to be. i don't think it's a position you can sustain and be in the european union in the long term. >> reporter: britain's big bill presented david cameron with a chance to stand up to britain's exodus 17 people have been arrested in a major crackdown on the so-called dark internet. these are websites used for illegal activities, like the
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sale of drug and weapons, or money laundering. the raids happened in a dozen countries on thursday, following the arrest of the operator of the operator of the drug website silk road 2.0. police have seized 1 million in digital currency, and millions in drugs, cash and medals. the biggest case in the history of the united states is over. a judge approved a financial plan for detroit, wiping out there 7 billion in debt and allowing the city to invest $2 billion to improve services. as john hendren reports, a lot of pain will be felt by the older generation. >> reporter: the motor city has a map for the road ahead. >> we have a bright future ahead of us. let's go get it done. >> i look forward to returning the city back to its elected officials and residents, so they
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can go forward and rise again. >> the sun rose to reveal a new day. we'll rise again. >> reporter: living in detroit meaning doing a lot yourself. james, and his neighbours have been policing their own streets. >> crime crept up. the criminals got more brazen and more brazen. we decided we'd have to do something. we started patrolling. myself and a couple of other guys. and, you know, we started catching a few crooks. before we knew it, crime as way down. >> the jefferson chalmers nabber hood is still one of the safest, but it's still detroit as katherine was reminded when a brick came through the window.
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>> it's pain. frightening, and not the direction that detroit has been going in with great assent. >> the si's assent is likely -- city's assent is liking to improve after a bankruptcy plan was approved. it will right off $7 billion in debt to creditors, and cutting city retirees pension funds by 4.5%. detroit's neighbourhoods are blighted and largely empty, the population shrinking from 2 million to 700,000. downtown there are signs of hope. >> detroit may be coping with the largest bankruptcy, but it is undergoing a boom. here on woodward avenue, a light rail system is built with millions in private money. >> there are signs that new investment is reaching residential neighbourhoods, like
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jefferson chalmers, where the city is building a new police station, giving residents a little help after making do by themselves and cuba's government hopes to attract foreigners looking for a cheap and reliable medical treatment to boost the economy. it's a top medical tourism destination, doctors say more needs to be done if that is to condition. daniel schweimler reports. >> reporter: medical treatment in cuba was the best thing to happen to that man. he is from angola and had an accident, age 8, which left him walking with difficulty and unable to play football. the young real madrid hopes to be up and running soon. he is one of thousands of foreign patients given high quality medical care at cuban hospitals, paid for by those that can afford it, free for those that can't.
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>> translation: cuban medicine is national and international. it has a spirit of solidarity written into the constitution. taking the expertise abroad helps the development. >> orthoo paidic expert went to school with fidel castro. he treats patient from across the island, sends medics to africa america and opened hospitals. the health system is one of the strongest of the cuban revolution. treating all cubans and taking the expertise abroad. it's a 2-way progress, and they hope by opening up the economy they can develop and enhance expertise like this. >> these are the doctor's invention, on display at the havana trade fair. medical services earn cuba billions a year. the fair is designed to attract foreign investment and increase the sale of cuban expertise and
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equipment abroad. >> cuban medics work in more than 60 countries. >> reporter: while cuba boasts abundant staff, medicine and equipment can be in short supply and infrastructure crumbling. the u.s. trade embargo is blamed, enforced for 50 years. >> we've had to look for markets abroad for equipment and medicine. we had to go far. it's not the same in the u.s. as it is in iran for china. when cuba set about revamping the health system, the aim was altruistic, to treat those in need. with the economy struggling, it must sell to the world what it does best. aggos teenio is one happy customer the world health organisation has issued new figures on the ebola out break.
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they say that the death toll has risen to 4,950. and there has been 13,241 cases, and the three worse-hit countries in west africa. the w.h.o. says the number of infections is declining in guinea, sierra leone, and liberia, in some districts palestinian farmers in the occupied west bank say their annual olive harvest will be down on previous years, and blame bad weather and repeated attacks by israeli settlers. imtiaz tyab reports. >> reporter: it's a palestinian song of hope, sung in what are uncertain times. sammy and his family have been cultivating olives for generations. the industry, which supports about 80,000 families in the occupied west bank is suffering. yields shrang by a quarter, and frequent attacks by israeli settlers, targetting
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palestinian-owned farms are partially to blame. >> we wait 15 years for the olive tree to bear fruit. >> according to u.n. figures, israeli settlers destroy 11,000 olive trees and saplings owned by palestinian farmers. they were cut by chainsaws, knocked over by bulldozers or set on fire. >> the students are offering to work for free to help farmers recoup losses. they are part of a process organised by the university. for many, picking olives means more. >> i think the farmers harvest our land. >> despite the challenges, the industry is modernizing. this fair tried olive oil bottling plant sells to the international market. this man is the owner and operator, and says his business has the capacity to bottle
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thousands of litres a day. but that it's been years since he had enough olives to do that. >> the forming challenges are regular access. and regular access to water resources. i would say a combination of these two challenges which are political challenges are stripping the palestinians of over 60% of capacity for the harvest. >> two-thirds of the occupied west bank is under full israeli civil and military control. the restrictions on movement and resources is hitting farmers hard. so, too, are the frequent attacks by settlers. >> that has not stopped sammy from singing his song of hope for a better future. >> now, let's get a check on the weather with richard, and rain it seems caused flooding in
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parts of somalia. >> yes, they get a couple of rainy seasons. the first is during the summer months. the second occurs during the month of the november. it's not entirely surprising to see rain is developing. as we run the satellite imagery, we'll seat not a great deal of cloud. nevertheless, it's been sufficient across the region to produce a lot of flooding. something like 21,000 people have been displaced because of the severity of the rain, causing the requires to overflow. it looks as though the -- rain to overflow. >> it looks as they it will continue before it spreads to the west. we'll see an improvement taking place at that stage. meanwhile, we are likely to find heavy rain developing elsewhere across the likes of uganda and d.r.c., where we see the rain pushing to the west.
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and we'll get heavy rain developing there over the next couple of days. and across the rest of the gulf and guinea region. it's spreading, and is an improving situation. hopefully when we get through to late november it should disappear. >> still to come on the al jazeera newshour - a multi-million plan to help african women rise in the world of business and politician. we cross to kabul, and in the philippines, families mark to premier typhoon haiyan and a drama that would never have been written. details a little later.
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you are with the al jazeera newshour. mexico's government says drug gang members admitted to killing 43 missing students. the attorney-general says they confessed to burping their bodies and -- burning their bodies and dumping the remains african mediators are pushing for a deal to end the war. the two sides agreed to stop fighting. economic sanctions will be placed on any group that violates the deal yemen forms a new government in an effort to pull the country out of its crisis. video showing beheadings of
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journalists and aid workers by i.s.i.l. are spreading fear in iraq, syria and beyond. as charles stratford reports from northern iraq, i.s.i.l. is not the only group using the media as a weapon of war. >> reporter: this programme is for the liberation of mosul from i.s.i.l., says the presenter. she is taking calls live on air from people suffering under i.s.i.l. control, inside the besieged city in northern iraq. she used to broadcast from mosul. the staff left when i.s.i.l. entered the city in june. the channel broadcasts from a villa. abdullah is the c.e.o., and says the mission is to spread the word na i.s.i.l. can -- that i.s.i.l. can be defeated. >> our aim as a channel is to show that i.s.i.l. doesn't represent anything to do with
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islam. we are the voice for the vulnerable. we are trying to lessen the fear of i.s.i.l., which propagated in the media. it's not just i.s.i.l. that uses propaganda to spread its message. this video was made recently. it shows anti-i.s.i.l. militia inside mosul, interrogating and shooting dead is captured fighter. >> translation: we are delivering the message of resistance, and showing that resistance is legitimate. there's an argument as to whether we should show the videos, but we need to show whoever cooperates with i.s.i.l. or subscribes to their ideas will be punished. >> reporter: this is i.s.i.l. radio. the broadcast location is not known. we picked it up in northern iraq. the presenter invites people living under i.s.i.l. to phone in with every day problems.
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and he advises them on random matters, such as where to get drinking water and children's education. what i'm listening to is an i.s.i.l. radio somehow which is broadcast across this area. showing the effort to the organization is trying to make in terms of propaganda and reaching out to people in this area. >> i.s.i.l. uses videos to spread the message. this is part of a film posted on the internet. called claims of war. video showing the heading of western journalists and aid workers spread fear about the group. it seems that harnessing that fear among the people, and using it as a weapon are war through the media is not exclusively an i.s.i.l. tool. the u.s. is pledging 216 million towards an afghan
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women empower. programme. the main goal is to help women gain skills to participate in politics and business. around 75,000 women are expected to benefit over five years. $200 million could come from other donors. crossing to kabul, and speaking to an afghan politician, a women's right advocate. thank you for being with us. to what extent does this announcement by u.s. aids give afghan women assurances that they are seeking on their empower. ? >> in a time, it goes to the so-called peace process. i think the women needs, by giving money, it raises a lot of hopes to the future.
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with the national unity government. we hope thinks improve for women. we have to make sure that this fund and others are ear marked for political participation, women businesses or any needs of women. that has to be spent in a way that basically the oefficiency and the transparency in terms of assistance is considered, and it goes down the needy women of afghanistan. over the past 13 years a lot of money came to afghanistan, but that money was basically spent in bigger cities in kabul and other cities there's a disparity between women in villages and cities. it should be used to ensure opportunity to reduce this gap. >> is there a way to ensure that this money is going to be spent where it's meant to be spent?
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>> we will have to develop an is with the minister ris, like ministries of women's affairs, to develop the oversight of this money, and make sure that it's spent for the right causes. as i said, to benefit women in the city and villages. it's a bike issue. they'll -- it's a big issue, they'll have to work with the line industry and others to ensure that there is a system put in place. >> and what are the most important issues facing women to date in afghanistan? >> well, a lot of issues, but the few ones that i think should be given a priority is economic empower. a lot of women, as you know,
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lost their husband during the war or conflict. they don't have anyone to support them. they are not educated. smaller microenterprises, projects could help empower the women, and education is the key. as the president rightly mentioned, if ut educate the women, you educate the upcoming generation. it should go to primary education and higher education. it's a gap between those women that graduate from school, and those enrolled in universities. there should be a balance. as the president mentioned, the money should go to a standard university, for women in afghanistan. that will be helpful in the long term to promote the women's capacity. >> you know as much as anyone, i'll ask you about the deliberate targetting of women's
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rights activists in afghanistan. to what extent does that hinder progress that women want to make or are allowed to make in their empower. ment? well, you know the enemies of afghanistan would like to target women activist, because they think by targetting a women activist, they silence the woman most. as they have been targetting more women activists, including police officers, or civil society activists or politicians, there has been more center and enthusiasm. i think it has come to some extent that it will be difficult to take it back, in terms of social transformation. i think women will stand for their rights. the challenges are there.
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and it's a challenge for us to get to the houses. we appreciate you coming and talking to us. thank you for joining us. >> now, the associated press is reporting that a saudi arabia advisory body has, for the first time, vetted the lifting of a ban on women drivers, but they'd be subject to certain conditions. those older than 30 would be eligible to take to the wheel from 7:00p.m. to 8:00pm and won't be allowed to wear make-up while driving one year since typhoon haiyan swept through the philippines, thousands marched and visited areas in the city. one of the provinces, a worst hit area, we have this report. >> reporter: in this special section of a provincial cemetery, a testament to shared
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grief. thousands of unidentified victims of typhoon haiyan lie hear, the names added by people who never found missing relatives, like lynette who added the name of three missing relatives on these crosses. doesn't matter who is buried here, she needed closure. >> translation: this is the mass grave. they must be here, i feel they are here, somehow typhoon haiyan swept across the central philippines a year ago, the strongest storm on record, leaving 6,000 dead, and millions of others displaced. many of those that survived say they still live the nightmare, doing what they can to make life seem as normal as possible. >> some 15,000 people are living in temporary shelters.
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many in tents like these. no running water, no electricity, no retreens. nothing has changed in almost a year. aid agencies and private organizations play a role as the government is stretched and bogged down by bureaucracy. the official plan that released funding was only signed by the president a month ago. >> without the signature. we have been rebuilding what was lifted in the plan. you see the different sources of funds, including n.g.o.s, our own funds and savings of national agencies, which we were able to receive here. >> reporter: this person didn't sit around wasting for help. she replanted her farm, the new crops can be harvested faster and more frequency, making her more money now, than before.
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>> reporter: we persevered to rise and work again. we strooef to survive. signs of progress are visible in certain areas. much is still to be done. officials say it will take years to recover. no matter how fired and frustrated they are, people are determined to rebuild their lives, one piece at a time crossing to london, and speaking to katy, head of disaster response for the british red cross. thank you for being with us. one year on, how would you assess the progress made? >> well, obviously this was the most devastating typhoon to hit the philippines, and that is a country that suffers these many times every year. the impact was incall cuable. it is going to take considerable time to recover. but that doesn't help individual
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families. what we are doing with the philippine red cross is we have been asked by the government. as the red cross movement, to support half a million of the worst affected and vulnerable people. out of the hundred thousands families, 20,000 so far have got assistance with rebuilding their homes, whether they have a home, a full home or whether they have got help with repairing a damaged home. and then also many, many thousands received help with rebuilding their livelihoods, like you heard the story of the rice farmer who needed to replant her field. people have received cash and help to repair their paddies, get the seeds in, get better seeds, tools in so that they can restart the cycle of planting and harvest so their livelihoods can be back on track. this is only one part of it.
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and many, many people as livelihoods were devastated, and we are helping to retrain people. give them new skills, new equipment so that they can restart their lives again. >> i remember during the typhoon there were a lot of areas that were hard to get to. people were unable to be saved. with the help that is going through, has progress in these areas been slower than other areas because they are hard to get to? >> yes. well, obviously with philippines being a nation of many, many islands, the logistics, if you like, of it are complicated, trying to get to people in very remote islands. you are right, these are challenges. but i think what is happening at the same time as helping people recover their lives is also, of course, in the philippines,
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people are incredibly resilient and suffer this time and time again. we are trying to help them prepare for the next time even better. for example, in a lot of the very remote villages, we are trying to get red cross volunteers trained up as early warning volunteers, so that if it looks like there's another disaster coming, they can help people prepare, get to safety and be in a better and stronger position, so that the damage is less, and also so that the help will be able to get to them quicker and more efficiently, because, as you say, so many of these places are very, very remote. but, you know, they are second to none, filipino people, in terms of knowing how to do this, they have been doing it for years. >> unfortunately they have. we'll leave it there. thank you for talking to us.
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katy speaking from london. >> still to come on the al jazeera newshour, a sea of red. the dramatic installations to remember victims of the great war also, farah with the sports news, and we hear from the rugby team getting ready for a world cup rehearsal.
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the emotional debate over the right to die has been reignited in the us because of the case of britney maynard. a 29-year-old woman with terminal brain cancer.
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rob reynolds has this report. >> i hope to enjoy however many days i have left on this beautiful earth and spend as much of it outside as i can, surrounded by those i love. >> reporter: before she decide britney maynard's video explaining her decision was seen by 10 million people. in oregon, where the death with dignity act has been in effect since 1957, more than 750 people have used a doctor to help them die. pam's husband ben was one. eplansiated and in pain from in -- eplansiated and in pain from planser that spread throughout his body. he told her in may 2012 that he was ready to die. >> as for me, it was my last gift of love for my husband. it was his choice. >> following the guidelines, the couple consulted with physicians. >> he was sickment i went to his
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home, met him in his bedroom with his wife pam. he was competent. he was alert. he knew what he wanted. >> reporter: oregon law requires the person to be mentally capable to make the decision, and must take the drug without assistance. with a league at to dose of doctorate described barr bit utes, families and friend gathered to say goodbye. >> we sang songs, red poems, i gave it to ben. he sat on the edge of the bed, took the medication and laid down and his last words were thank you. >> opponents of oregon's death with dignity act say it will lead to laws allowing people who are not terminally ill to demand physician-assisted suicide. and that it degrades the values of the medical profession.
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>> i went into medicine to help people. the message of those promoting suicide and youthan asia\is doctors can do a better job of killing you than taking air of you. >> this doctor disagrees. >> suicide is a permanent answer to a temporary problem. the people who qualify do not have a temporary problem. they have an end problem. they are dying, they are about to die. >> pam wald speaks outs on behalf of right to die laws, including one under consideration in the u.k. >> i want everyone to have a choice. i hope britain passes this law. >> reporter: after britney maynard's death, tens of thousands commented on social media. most were sympathetic. her final personal choice played out in the most public of forums let's get an update on the
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sport. >> chelsea have their leading striker dayingo costar available on saturday. he has been struggling with illness and injury. chelsea are on top, liverpool are short of the form that saw them finish second last season. they looked set to win the title, before suffering a home defeat against chelsea. kick-off at anfield is less than two hours away. >> looking at that performance, we didn't get the result that we would have wanted. it's a new challenge, and a tough game. the strongest team at the moment is at the top. for us, playing at anfield, no matter the opponent. we have every confidence to go and get a good result. >> in the past we had clear examples of affecting other performances. goals that are not roles, penalties that are not given. and this kind of situation.
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but i think it is a fantastic atmosphere there are six matches in total this saturday. reining champ -- reigning champions manchester city travel to rangers. manchester united take on crystal palace later this sat morocco is expected -- saturday morocco is expected to decide if it wants to host the african cup of nations. it asked for a deferment because of ebola. officials have been in morocco for a series of meetings, and will announce on tuesday whether the tournament will stay in morocco or be moved else are. health experts believe the location doesn't need to change. >> until today it's been health worsers or people working within the zone where there is ebola
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that have been sick. today, to not have the african cup of nations because of ebola, in my opinion, is not something that should happen. at the same time i can't understand, you know, having people within a country. ebola is scary, people are scared. i understand why they would not want to take the risk from one country to another. it will not make a difference in terms of what the risks are, except some costs are open or inclined than others to take the risk in rugby the southern hemisphere's top teams are taking on the northern counterparts in six games. australia are looking for a 10th straight win against wales. after this game the next time the two nations meet will be at the 2015 world cup, which is to be co-hosted by england and wales. >> it's all about a building phase for u and seeing if we can create identity and transparency
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within the team positive for us to go forward. it's a learning curve and exciting for myself. >> it was a new york showdown as the brooklyn nets eased past the local n.b.a. rivals, the new york nixes on the friday. kanth paced -- carmelo anthony paced the nets, making 5 of 20 shots. deron williams scored a siften high -- season high 29 leading the nets in their first meeting. this was the nicks third loss in a row lewis hamilton and nico rosberg look to be at the front of the grid for sunday's brazilian grand prix. they'll be head. hamilton leads the girl. they'll go down to the final grand prix of year for doubling points on offer in abu dhabi.
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lons -- lons -- fernando alonso arrives for more credibility. friday they are going out of business. they have launched a website asking fans to donate close to 4 million to compete at the seen's final. >> we have had a lead kicked to one shot at the wc championship. japan's group was on charge. moving to the inner stroke. and the northern irishman under par. seven players within four strokes of him ahead of the sunday round. >> the world number one player is facing a 2-year suspension from the sport after failing a second dope test. malaysia's badminton association confirmed that the sample tested positive, claiming it has been used to enhance the performance.
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lee has won three consecutive championships and two olympic silver medals. >> now, there's more sport on the website. for the latest check out the fundraising effort is the top story there. that's all the sport for now. back to you. >> 100 years on from the start of the first world war, the poppy is symbolizing a loss. more than 880,000 british and commonwealth soldiers died in a special installation in london. it is ensuring that they are not forgotten. peter sharp reports. >> in flanders field the poppies blow. beneath the crosses row on row. the opening lines of a poem written by a canadian office. that in one line of verse linked the poppy to a great war. 100 years lair, a blood red flower is the symbol of a determination never to forget.
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a river of ceramic poppies circling the palace. each flower remembering a british soldier dying in the first world war. there are 888246 poppies in this dramatic installation. for many of the 3 million visitors, an emotionally charged experience. >> it's an incredible concept. i'm struck by how many people are here. it's wonderful. it was an emotional memory, i think, as well. seeing the poppies sparkling in the sun, it's almost run that they should sparkle like that when they are here for the reason they are. >> most people here lost someone and it's a great tribute to them. along the railings families created galleries, pictures of men who never made it back from france. connecting their loss was today's tributes.
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but there are those who believe that over the years, the original meaning of the poppy has become subverted. the poppy came to symbolize more loyalty to the country than it has anything do with remembrance. it's always dangerous, but particularly dangerous when there's a toxic debate, and muslims are targeted in british society to prove their loyalty. the poppy is starting to become a vehicle tore that. >> that is very much a minority view. the field of pop sis is a national landmark, attracting millions who want to come here to pay their respects to more than 480 british and commonwealth soldiers who die during the great war. each won intistedually remembered by a single poppy thanks for watching the al jazeera newshour. more news coming up for you in a moment. stay with us.
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