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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. welcome to the newshour, coming up in the next 60 minutes - a shake-up at the top of iraq's military. the prime minister sacks more than 30 senior officers. the u.s. accuses russia of fuelling war in ukraine, after accusations moscow is moving its military police in india arrest a doctor who operated on several women who died after sterilisation surgery
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plus... >> qatar ..a source close to f.i.f.a. tells al jazeera that qatar will avoid punishment over the 2022 world cup bid after a report is made public on thursday. the top story - iraq's prime minister sacked more than 30 military commanders. many are accused of corruption and not supporting the army. this is hassan rouhani's dramatic decision. it was announced as the government tries to drive fighters from the islamic state of iraq and levant out of the country. the government has been investigating military failings that allowed i.s.i.l. fighters to seize a large part of iraq's territory. many abandoned their positions and left behind weapons when i.s.i.l. stormed cities in an offensive in june.
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imran khan has more from baghdad. >> what a senior source inside the ministry of defense told us is that he was close. and that prime minister shawki al-badani -- prime minister haider al-abadi wanted to send a message, that the bad old days of sectarianism had disappeared, that this was about bringing in it wases from all of iraq society, and making sure this was an iraqi national army. we have been told that the allegations of corruption levelled against some of the officers were a concern to the prime minister and wanted to clean house. a lot of officers were loyal to the prime minister, prime minister nouri al-maliki. 10 have been given early retirement, and 26 removed from their post, awaiting reassignment. prime minister haider al-abadi's
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office has been briefing journalists saying that this was not about apportioning blame or assigning blame for the failings of the iraqi army, when islamabad swept through parts of its territory, but more about putting the right officers in the right places to be effective in the fight against i.s.i.l. there has been intense fighting in aleppo between government fighters and the rebels. this photo appears to show the aftermath of an attack. rebels warn they are close to losing their strong hold, putting areas of aleppo under seem. with stepped air attacks and the closure of roads link the city to turkey kurdish forces are defending the town of kobane, and reportedly seized weapons from i.s.i.l. fighters. this footage, which can't be independently verified appears to show the weapons. activists say a supply route
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used by i.s.i.l. has been cut off. for the fight against i.s.i.l. in iraq, the obama is asking the u.s. congress for 5.6 million. rosalind jordan looks at what the u.s. government spent so far, and what it plans do with the money it's requesting. >> reporter: iraqi forces retook control of a town in salahutin province, military advisors went to see if it was a good place to train the iraqi ground forces. the u.s. is expanding a train and assist tactics in iraq. it is looking to deploy another 800 to improve iraqi soldiers fighting skills. the pentagon insists it's a support issue, nothing more. >> there's no intent to put the trainers in the field with the
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unit once they are trained. nothing changed about the policy. there'll be no introduction of u.s. troops and combat rolls in iraq. >> the pentagon says it's spending about 8 million a day, or 728 million through november 6th on air strikes, and supporting iraqi and kurdish troops. independent experts say the military spent for than that, 13.6 million or 1.2 billion. the white house is asking congress for 5.6 billion to expand operations. that request is loose change, compared to the 87 billion the bush administration asked for in 2003, at the start of its war in iraq. the effort ended up costing as much as 6 trillion. even sow, u.s. officials know that asking congress for money now is a sensitive matter. >> the united states will not be responsible for funding this
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effort. we'll expect contributions from the government of iraq, and contributions from the coalition members. not just in terms of people, but dollars as well. >> that raises a key question - does the u.s. have a goal of ending its in addition. some analysts say if so, the goal is not one of time. >> basically they don't predict when it will end. they are trying to give the iraqis time and space where they can begin to take the initiative. >> the obama administration says it will take years to defeat yil your. the challenge will be to do so without sending in u.s. ground troops. >> u.s. president obama is meeting with myanmar's president hours after accusing his government of backsliding on reforms. president obama says the country was at the beginning of a long and hard journey of renewal and
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reconciliation, and he has been attending the a.s.e.a.n. leaders from other countries are there. let's head to the capital and speak with our correspondent, margo ortigas. president obama said myanmar was backsliding on some political reform. what has been the reaction? >> well, officials in myanmar are basically saying that there has been a lot of talk with records to their progress towards democracy, but it depends what the source of those reports are. they almost chastise western media for being a little too harsh on them. and others think they are going too quickly. they want the reforms to take hold, and will get there. we understand they were criticized by president obama as having flipped, and say it is not the case, and that they are on the way to having everything
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ready for full, fair and free elections in 2015. they say they lived up to 80% of promises they first made when president obama came in 2012. for his part. president obama, when he was here addressing the leaders, said that all as a community of world leaders and not just regional heads, should work towards a common goal. >> so whether we are working on economic issues, social issues, security issues, disaster relief, enhancing educational opportunities for all the young people of the region, strengthening our public health infrastructure to ensure that we can handle an outbreak of disease - in each of every one of these cases, i believe that we are going to be stronger together than when we act
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individually. >> in a way, despite chastising myanmar's leaders to not doing enough, he congratulated them for doing an excellent job of not just hosting the summit. but being the chair of a.s.e.a.n. they led the nations at a critical time and was grateful for their contributions. >> margo ortigas reporting from the 25th a.s.e.a.n. summit the united nations says myanmar's more than 100 million rohingya are the world's most persecuted minority. u.s. secretary-general ban ki-moon asked them for access. let's look at how the rohingya live. most can be found in the rehabilitation in state -- rakine state on the west coast. almost 140,000 were displaced
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with rakine butt it's in 2012. west coast. almost 140,000 were displaced with rakine butt it's in 2012. under a state action plan they are to be known from a term that implies they are immigrants from bangladesh, despite being in myanmar for generations we go to larry, a journalist from bangkok. with the a.s.e.a.n. summit hosted, it's a time for myanmar to showcase the political transition to democracy. its spotlight with the human right record, what influence does the asian leaders have over the rohingya issues.
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>> as far as the rohingya issue is, some do have an influence. they stepped in in the past, in 1991, 1992, when there was a mass exodus, and got the u.n. to start a repatriation programme. they intervened on several occasions on the last five years, when boat people ended up being killed or drowning. i think the burmese government will listen to them. what they understand is that the issue of the rohingyas has an impact on the internal dynamics and issues within some of these countries, particularly malaysia and indonesia. above all, the bedroomees government -- burmese government says it's their national interest that is paramount. the issue should not be what they are called, whether they are rohingyas or bengalees, they
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should be given citizenship. the government understands that this is the issue we have seen little progress on citizenship on those who can claim to have lived there for more than several decades, and their ancestors who lived there. that's the big issue. >> we are running out of time. i want to squeeze in a couple more questions. i want to talk about the nobel peace prize. aung san suy kyi is keen to run for the presidency in the 2015/2016 elections but is stopped because the constitution doesn't allow her to. as a human rights advocate, she's been quite about the rohingya issue. why do you think that is the case? >> she has been relatively quiet. she said it's a law and order issue, one that the government should deal with.
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given her iconic status in the past on human rights, people expected her to be speaking out more forcefully than she has. the only time she intervened was when the government said that it wanted to enforce family planning and keep rohingya families down to two children. she said this was unacceptable and not a human right concern - wasn't a human rights concern. she is very wary of alienating the burmese population, the buddhist burmese population. many believe she's playing politics, and keeping her mouth shut, not to alienate the electorate. >> great to get your insights. thank you for speaking to us. journalist in south-east asia specialist now, a u.n. investigator on human rights in north korea says
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there's enough evidence to hold leader kim jong un accountable for atrocities. the u.n. is set to vote on a resolution referg them to an international criminal court. abuses include torture and killing. pyongyang dismissed the inquiry as a plot aimed at destroying the political system. anger among palestinians as israel approves citizens. and public fear and scientific reality about the ebola virus and control of the world cup final. details later in the newshour.
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the united nations is warning of a return to full-scale fighting in eastern ukraine. the u.n. security council held its 26th emergency session in the ukraine. russian tanks rolled across the border in recent days. james bays reports from the u.n. hours in new york. >> the situation in eastern ukraine is closer and closer to open warfare. nato says pictures like these show russia is to blame. tanks and military hardware crossing the border, along with russian combat troops. >> we have seen the same thing that o.s.c.e. is reporting. we have seen columns of russian equipment, primarily russian tanks, russian artillery, russian air defense systems, and russian combat troops entering into ukraine. we do not have a good picture at
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this time of how many. we agree there are multiple columns that we have seen. >> reporter: the u.n. security council was called in an emergency session. officials from the u.n. and organization of security and cooperation in europe, which has a monitoring mission in ukraine, warned that a ceasefire in september was close to breaking down. in the chamber, where issues of international peace and security was to be resolved, there was a war of words between russia's representatives and counterparts from ukraine and the u.s. >> the root of the problem is the same, russia's flagrant violation of ukraine's sovereignty and integrity. time and again russia made commitments and failed to live up to them and offered explanations to this council that it nose are untrue.
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>> translation: we are hearing broad declarations from n.a.t.o. regarding the sending of convoys and russian fighters from russia. it does not actually reflect the situation on the ground. these are empty statements, and the usual propaganda falsifications. >> reporter: there's no prospects and russia shows it will use a veto where necessary. vladimir putin is likely to come under pressure pressure in australia at the g20. among the other world leaders attending, president obama. >> diplomats know that that has little hope of resolving what one declared as a slow, creeping undeclared war let's go to albino, who joins us from donetsk in eastern ukraine. albeana, are you seeing evidence
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of russian military presence where you are? >> well, it's hard to say whether they are russian or not. there's certainly military columns operating in this area. there has been sightings almost daily outside of donetsk of the columns. we saw a rather large column like this two days ago when we were on our way to the mh17 crash site. at the same time there was intensified fighting and in the last five days we heard fighting on and off. it's concentrated to the north of the city. >> albeana, what has been the reaction in kiev over the reports of russia's movement of the military? >> their reaction has been yesterday the defence ministry says that kiev is going to redeploy more troops, waiting for possible advancements by the
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separatists, the separatists said they planned to take more areas under their control, including the port city of mariupol, which would be important in terms of trade between this region, between sending coal to crimea, and say that this is very important for them all right. thank you for speaking to us. albeana giving us an update on eastern ukraine police in india arrested a doctor in connection with the deaths of 13 women that underwent sterilisation surgery. the procedures were performed at a government health camp. from the central indian state we have this report. >> reporter: they keep arriving, a growing number of women arriving at the hospital since being sterilised at a government health camp on saturday. this woman is in serious
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condition. her family is desperate for her to be treated and came here. >> translation: she was admitted on saturday with complications after surgery. she was treated in local hospitals and referred here. we don't know where they'll send her next. state officials are not taking risks. symptoms, mild or critical, are being referred to hospitals. doctors are being flown in to help staff. state health officials are surprised at this, saying it's a rare case of death, and that all the surgical procedures are done by professional doctors who experienced sterilisation. officials say there are guidelines on how many sterilizations can be performed by a single doctor, but admit they are not always followed because of the number of women that show up. >> there's more numbers, more than the expected ones.
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then in order to oblige them, or to help with the unrest it is clear they are not taken care of. sometimes they, this the process... >> reporter: this health activist has been in the state for the past 13 years, and says the situation in the sterilisation camps goes beyond guidelines. >> this is like a tragedy waiting to happen. it could happen everywhere. many women die afterster illisation, it's not a first. just so many died at one point in time. >> the government has so far refused to accept blame. for these women, the damage has been done. >> barak is an indian political
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analyst and joins us from new delhi. thank you for being with us. we know that this doctor conducted 83 operations in two hours, which, in my opinion, is unheard of. is this supposed to be the normal practice in this programme? >> certainly not. 83 operations, meaning each sterilisation operation took 2.5 minutes. that's ridiculous, he performed 50,000, was probably looking for a record. the moment you have this kind of speed and so many operations in a day. you are not supposed to perform more than 30 of this kind, and you are supposed to take 15 minutes. this guy was doing full speed ahead, and it was bound to lead to disaster. there would be problems of hygiene. he wouldn't have had time to change sheets, blood-soaked sheets. he used one scalpel for five
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operation, and then, you know, sterilising it and using it for five operations. i don't think the problem is totally with the doctor. >> i was going to ask you that. are you saying this is an anomaly, the doctor is an anomaly or should the state government be held responsible for deaths and malpractice. >> it may be a question of the doctor being responsible. there's evidence that all the patients died after the operation. the police are examining whether the medicines given to them are broad spectrum, and a painkiller called ibe u protein, whether they were fake or expired, spurious. that's an issue, you see many being charged. the real problem there why should you have health camps now, they should be healed in
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the 1960s, 1970s, now they are fairly widespread. people come voluntarily. going in ones and twos, getting the operations done. unless it was said that there was a target of sterilizations that had to be made, and everything was done in a hurry. there's an issue of setting targets, the doctors conducting operations in a hospital that apparently had cobwebs, doing it fast. one last question i'd like to add is the gender issue involved. indian men do not want sterilisation. vasectomy is not intrusive at all. they encourage the wives, which is much more intrusive and more liable to infections. >> right. bhushan thank you for your
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insight. speaking to us, an indian political analyst. now, the results of a year-long inquiry into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 world cup football match has been made public, joe is here with more on the findings. surprising results coming from the report. >> absolutely. qatar and russia retain the rights to host the 2022 and 2018 world cup ares, after the ethition committee -- ethics committee found the bidding process had not happened. our sports correspondent joined us live from london. you had a chance to go through the 42 page report, what are the main points to come out. >> there's a huge irony, with all the heat that qatar has taken over the 2022 world cup,
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stripped of the tournament before the report was published, before findings and safety were found. we are in a situation where the spotlight is on the bidding nation, which is lost, whether it be australia - mentioned in the court for having a case to answer, certainly individuals. korea, the united states and england. a lot of criticism from the u.k. that seemed to have a case to answer. banned from football over corruption. the initial fa bowed to jack warner's improper demand time and again. individuals can face punishment, that was the main thrust of what he was doing. about russia 2018. the situation is mr garcia, the investigator, the lawyer, was not allowed into russia, some would say they have a case to
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answer. and that things may have been hidden, but, as it stands, russia can host 2018, and that is coming up first. >> what follows the report, what action are we expected to see? >> well, it's over individuals now, and that was the way. there has been a lot of misunderstanding about the report, as if judge ekka was going to say there would be corruption around the qatar bid and have it taken away. it's individuals, and a lot of individuals involved, with bad decisions, mistakes and people - the situation now with the individuals is they are not involved in football. those that are may find f.i.f.a. coming for them. what the public are mainly interested this is where the world cup is going to be played, and with all of this stuff. it's now 2022. will it be in winter, what part of winter. it's not as if the problems will be solved, but it will be of
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relief. >> lee wellings talking to us about the f.i.f.a. ethics committee report. >> still ahead on al jazeera - the latest attack in violence ridden libya, the egyptian and the u.a.e. embassies. >> still to come in sport - novak djokovic proves while he's the world number one, with a dominant victory at the atp tour finals in london.
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welcome back. a reminder of the top stories on al jazeera. iraq's prime minister sacked at
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least 30 of the country's top military commanders, accusing them of corruption and failing to support the army, this is haider al-abadi's most dramatic decision since taking office in september. and was announced as the government tries to drive i.s.i.l. fighters out the united nations is warning of a return to full-scale fighting in eastern ukraine. u.n. security council held another emergency session to discuss the conflict. n.a.t.o. says columns of tanks and soldiers rolled into eastern ukraine football's governing body released a report into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 world cup bid. russia and qatar retain the rights, and both bids faced allegations of bribery and corruption. israel approved the construction of 200 new settler homes in occupied east jerusalem, considered illegal under international law. the decision threatens to
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heighten tensions between israel and the palestinians. there has been a string of attacks in recent weeks. a mosque was destroyed in an arson attack in the occupied west bank. let's cross to imtiaz tyab, live in the occupied east jerusalem. tensions as we know are running high where you are, and yet israel is going ahead with the constructions. what is behind the reasoning? >> well, certainly it will not help tensions. israel's settlement programme, if that's what you can call it is a very complicated issue. on the one hand you have the israeli prime minister who can announce settlements, something he did when he announced it in two areas. the situation where i am is different. this is part of a decision that meant a municipal level in
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jerusalem. the reason it's a municipal decision is israel views jerusalem as a unified capital. it's hotly contested by the palestinians, and they see the eastern jerusalem as part of a future state. the reality is you just have to look at the settlement behind me. this is where the two settlements, 200 settlement units will be built. it's huge. 70,000 units, 200,000 live here, mostly jews. again in occupied east jerusalem. the fact of the matter is whenever, if ever palestinian states are made or announced or created, this is unlikely to be part of it. it fuels the tensions that we have seen over the past several weeks, and which heated up over the past few days, and the announcement of the expansion will not help things. >> we know the u.s. secretary of state secretary of state john
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kerry is about to meet with a mahmoud abbas in jordan's capital imam. what is expected to come out of those talks? >> well, really underscoring how serious the international community, particularly the united states is taking the tensions which has gripped east jerusalem, and the west bank. the u.s. secretary of state john kerry is meeting with the palestinian president mahmoud abbas, as you point out in jordan, neighbouring jordan. it's a conversation they'll have with the jordanian king. one will imagine mr kerry will persuade mr abbas to move away from the plan that he has to go to the u.n. security council for a resolution, or pass a resolution which would set a timetable to end the israel occupation of palestinian territories, and one would imagine that mr cary will push mr abbas towards negotiations.
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negotiations, i should say, which fell apart this year. but in the background of all that is the tensions between the israelis, and the americans. mr kerry is not going to come here to israel, so again it really just underscores this tense situation erupting on the street, but on a high level as well. >> speaks fol ums, thank you. >> speaking to us from east jerusalem. >> syrian authorities detained an activist. he heads one of the few parties. he recently criticized the bashar al-assad regime. zeina khodr has more. >> reporter: at the heart of the government seat of power, there are calls for transferring syria into a democratic state. it was in 2011, a few months after the popular uprising
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began. it was the first time in decades that the opposition made a public statement. hussain is the head of building the syrian state, one of the few opposition parties tolerated by the government. on wednesday, however, he was arrested at the syria, lebanon border. his party says it shows the government is not interested in sharing powder. >> they don't want go for a political agreement. >> reporter: in a media statement hussain said the regime is breaking down: . >> syrian authorities accusedle him of weakening the national sentiment and moral of the
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nation. he was not the first to be detained over the years. his arrest coincides with plans by russia to work on forming a transitional government. earlier this month russia discussed resuming the peace process with the united states. washington agreed that other opposition groups, apart from the internationally recognised syrian national coalition could take part. so far there has been nothing official, and for the internal opposition, another conference will not change anything. >> this behaviour of the regime needs to be monitored. he wants to be organising it as the coalition against the residence. that is unlikely to happen. the u.s.-led coalition doesn't consider damascus a partner in the global fight against the
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islamic state of iraq and levant. at least not until the government or president bashar al-assad realises that any future political move to end the conference has to involve members of the opposition two bombs exploded near the embassies of egypt and the united arab emirates in libya. security is deteriorating across linia as rivals com -- libya as rivals compete for power. >> simultaneous embassies were bombed. both were empty. staff were pulled out of tripoli. when control of the capital changed hands. the attacks happened a day after 13 people were killed in two car bombings in the eastern city of tobruk, where the politicians were faced, believed to be backed. libya is divided between two parliament. they have their own politicians,
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cabinet and militias. one is based in tripoli, and the other in the eastern city of tobruk. >> they are recognised by an international community and have been declared unconstitutional. the capital and many other parts are under the control of an alliance, called libya's dawn. they packed the point of the national congress. they were supposed to relinquish power, but was resurrected by fighters when they took control in august. now the u.n. special envoy is trying to bring together rival blocks. so far he hasn't had much success. the situation checked following the constitutional verdict. it's different, we faced problems leading to the creation of the g.n.c. they thought the problem was with the parliament, which is now dissolved. >> there's additional threats from hard-line groups, like this
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one, aligned from i.s.i.l. in iraq and syria. as long as there's no group in charge of libya, bombings like these are likely to continue there has been an explosion on a train at an underground station in the egyptian capital cairo. 10 were injured, some panic spread after the blast. it happened as a train was coming out of the station. last week an explosion on a train killed four, an hour north of the capital egyptian security officials say fighters killed five off-duty police me and soldiers in northern sinai peninsula, dying in two attacks after armed men set up roadblocks. parts of sinai are under emergency rule after a bombing last month killed 33 soldiers. >> a new presidential decree in
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egypt will allow the government to expedite foreigners charged or convicted of a crime. it's not clear what this means for three al jazeera journalists who have been detained for 320 days. peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed have been accused of helping the outlawed muslim brotherhood. all threes are appealing their convictions. al jazeera demands their release. >> let's go back now to the attacks in libya. and helene is a journalist and author of muammar gaddafi, the life and death of a dictator, joining us from paris. no one claimed responsibility for the attack. who could be behind it, and why target the embassy? >> i think the responsibility of this attack is jihadists, of
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libyans. we - i'm not surprised about this. in benghazi, and tripoli - it is empty. there's no one in the embassy. in the east... ..they want to send a senior to say you are going to have some attempts, attacks, attacking. >> could there be a particular reason that the egyptian and the u.a.e. embassies were attacked. in particular, why these two?
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>> yes, because of the support of general khalifa haftar. fighting the islamists in the heat of libya, in benghazi, and everybody said that khalifa haftar is backed by some who send equipment to help against islamists, and this terrorist attack all right. we'll leave it there. thank you so much for your insight. a journalist and author of "muammar gaddafi - the life and death of a dictator." we move on. mali quarantined almost 100 people after a nurse died from ebola. 20 u.n. peacekeepers are among
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those monitored in the district, the medical facility, where the nurse treated an imam from guinea who died with ebola-like symptoms. the nurse was confirmed to have ebola on tuesday and died that evening. >> the world health organisation says the ebola virus claimed the lives of more than 5,000 people. most of the deaths are in the west african countries of liberia, guinea and sierra leone. it's the largest ebola outbreak recorded, and a number of people who died stands at 5,160, more than 14,000 affected in the u.s., the last-known person with ebola has recovered and been released from the hospital. dozens of health workers in the country continue to be monitored. as rob reynolds reports, the response to the virus by the u.s. brought on a battle against stigma. >> reporter: the ebola virus
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claimed one person's life in the united states, but infected millions with a side affect - fear. when craig spencer was ill with ebola in new york city after treating patients in west africa, governors of six u.s. states ordered or attempted to enforce mandatory 21 day quarantines for health workers returning from africa. infectious disease experts says those moves are worse than unnecessary. >> the policies are disruptive to getting this outbreak contained. it's discouraged a huge number of people from going in the first place. a lot of programs had been stopped because of the three week quarantine. in my view, it's a strategy that is not scientifically based in any way. >> for some, paranoia over ebola is reminiscent over another outbreak a generation ago.
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>> i thought about the uproar and response that happened in the '80s, to h.i.v. aid. fear-mongering and pandering happens here in america, and particularly among targetting groups of people. it becomes not just the disease", buts people decided who are other. >> reporter: there's a difference between the white house response then and now. president obama put resources into fighting ebola in south africa, and admitted a bollar csar to -- ebola csar to oversee. >> the way the obama administration responds was silence. thousands of people were starting to be infected and die. >> reporter: americans are frightened by ebola, but there's another out there they probably
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should be more worried about, the flu. >> we get 30,000 flu deaths a year. that's a large number. much, much more important than the number of cases of ebola. >> doctor's message to americans worried about dangerous disease - don't by a hazmat suit. get a flu shot and an arctic blast is sweeping across parts of the u.s. in wisconsin. people broke out snow shovels and tried to navigate the icy roads. 25 centimetres of snow fell in the north on wednesday. >> richard, more bad news across the atlantic. >> that's right, on the other side of the atlantic we have stormy conditions affecting many parts of europe. i run the sequence. you see the areas of cloud. this is towards the west. it will pose a threat over the next couple of days. it is across the - italy and the
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adriatic and the balkans, where you see vast amounts of rain. croatia seeing heavy rain. a 4-day total. probably about three times what you expect to see in the entire month. it's around the north-west of italy where we have seen the heaviest of rain over the last 24 hours. the region has been badly affected, and we see land slides occurring, one of which proved to be deadly. a torrent of rain coming down in response to the rain fall. we look at the forecast. there's an area of low pressure across the region, we are seeing significant amounts of rain affected, moving to the balkans. if the area moves to the south-east, so it's worse pointing out we'll see nasty weather from crete and cyprus. but the area of low pressure to the west pushes in, unsettled
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weather translates towards italy. back to scare one. >> thank you. still ahead on this newshour - we go to sport in qatar and russia's world cup bid given the all clear by football's governing body. jo will have the latest a little
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later. all the latest in sport, and here is joe. >> f.i.f.a. cleared qatar and russia of corruption in winning bids for the 2018 and 2022 world cups. a summary of the report compiled
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by independent lawyer michael garcia has been released by f.i.f.a.'s ethics committee. it is critical of two individuals working as advise jorz for kat rah -- advisors for qatar, it found no evidence of corruption. it found payments were not in for influencing the vote. f.i.f.a. recalled there was not evidence of misconduct by russia's bidding team, but they were not helpful. of other bidding nations, football associations were accused of backing a key voter. australia criticized for their behaviour, if merited one vote. action may be taken against certain individuals. the investigation has been officially closed and the world cups in russia and qatar remain. let's go to andy richardson at the 2022 world cup venue.
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qatar insisted that they are innocent. will this be viewed as vindication? >> i think it will to app extent. they have issued a statement, brief statement in reply to the ethics committee findings saying they intend to consider it thoroughly before commenting fully. "we cooperated in the investigation and believe that a review will show the integrity and quality of our bid." as far as they are concerned everything they said has been vindicated. it's important to note it has not come out of the report unscathed. >> they happened to be there, this was in anning ola in 120 -- anning ola, in 2010, before the world cup vote was made. qatar 2022 paid $1.8 million to sponsor a meeting of delegates
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in angola. nothing illegal, but the lack of transparency and the records generated an overall negative effect. and during the meeting qatar 22 made the presentation to those delegates. you can see qatar using considerable financial and political power to promote themselves without necessarily breaking f.i.f.a. rules. >> qatar faced scrutiny from the day the decision was announced. do you think the report will signal the end of their troubles with the world cup? >> of course not. there's more time for lots more allegations to be made. you mentioned in the intro-mohammed. he is the key man in all of this as far as qatar is concerned. he was on the f.i.f.a. executive committee, and the most influential qatari in world football and has been banned for life because of attempts to buy
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votes when he tried to stand against sepp blatter in elections. qatar 2022 distanced themselves saying there was no formal relationship. there is, of course, a difference between someone lobbying on your behalf and illegally on your behalf. the point remains that this particular investigation refused to cooperate. michael garcia couldn't subpoena him. there'll always be the innuendo that there was a link between it and 2022. also the issue of the weather. when will the world cup take place, will it be in june or july, or will it be cooler time of year. people make a final decision on that early next year. what we can say is that while we don't know when it will be held, the world cup is coming to qatar. >> andy richardson there live.
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outside the stadium in doha the coach of a russian football club has been banned for making racial remarks about his players, he came under fire about the african players in his team because they lacked discipline and wouldn't sign black players because of the ebola virus. he claimed his comments were misrerpted by the media and has been suspended for five games. >> a 2-0 first leg over crusado in the finals. it took 9 minutes to open the scoring. lual doubling its lead with a goal mutting mineiro with a tie. >> novak djokovic profess himself the man to beat at the season-ending tennis tour findings. the world number one crushed
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stanislaw wawrinka in straight sets 6-3, 6-0. he's won 29 matches in a row. novak djokovic needs to win a set against berdych on friday to guarantee his progress to the semifinals. >> the trend of one-sided contests at the tournament continued on wednesday. in the earlier match tomas berdych beat marin sill itch in straight sets one of the world's extreme sports is gaining momentum to be included on the world's biggest stage. kite surfing, top athletes are competing in a top tier competition in the middle east. sarah coates reports. >> reporter: it's a relatively new sport. kid boarding is well and truly -- kite boarding is well and truly taking off. established in the '90s, the extreme sport is attracting thrill seekers from around the globe. >> it's fun and interesting.
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i like it very much. >> it's dangerous if you don't have the right equipment, technique. every time you are in the water, you learn something new. >> the asian championships are under way in qatar. the first time the golf played host to kite borders from 26 countries competing. while there's enthusiasm on the water, it's not a mainstream sport. that could all be about to change, with these athletes setting their sights on the olympic games. >> kite boarding won the vote to be included at at 2016 olympic games in place of wind surfing. that was overturned. there's hope that it will have a place at the 2020 tokyo games. >> i'm pretty confident. what we are showcasing is something different. a lot of sailing classes are wide boats and sails going up and down. this is different.
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it would bring something special. they will showcase to the international olympic committee in two weeks, when a major competition is held in abu dashi. this is a mother and son duo, and they have won seven major titles and their sights are set on victory should they be allowed into the 2020 games. >> we have so much support from the i.s. c, and we have come about, for the fewer years we've been developing, it's matured, and they see that. >> the i.o.c.s decision on whether kite boarding will be allowed into the 2020 tokyo games will be expected soon. a sport gathering speed as it edges closer to the bin abbingle of world -- pinnacle of world sport beautiful, isn't it. >> yes. >> thank you so much. >> stay with us, more news for you right at the top of the hour. hour.
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