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>> hoping to ease israeli-palestinian tensions, u.s. secretary of state john kerry arrives in jordan for talks. >> hello, also coming up in the show, liberia lifts a state of emergency over ebola, saying it's making progress combating the virus. >> indian police arrest the doctor who operated on women who died after sterilization surgery. >> qatar! >> why fifa's own investigator
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is caused of a cover up after qatar and russia are cleared of corruption. >> king abdullah has called on the u.s. to help fight zionist extremism in israel. he made comments with a meeting with secretary of state john kerry over gun rest in the occupied territories. secretary of state john kerry's visit comes as israel announces building 200 more settlements. they are considered illegal under international law. relations between israel and the palestinian have been tense lately. violence flared two weeks ago when israel closed the mosque for the first time since 1967. it's a significant holy site for muslims and jews.
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jordan recalled its ambassador in protest against what it described as israeli violations at the compound. palestinians are blaming jewish settlers for an attack on the mosque near ramallah wednesday. it follows several attacks, targeting israelis in recent weeks. we have more from aman. >> john kerry's visit to jordan shows just how important a role jordan plays in the conflict. recently jordan has been in a very difficult position because it is fighting alongside the u.s. a war against islamist extremism by striking targets in iraq and syria, isil targets, that is but at the same time has not been able to stop what it describes as israeli provocations in the east jerusalem and territories while jordan is the guardian of shrines in east jerusalem, so the king has been growing increasingly frustrated with the
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situation there, and he feels that the u.s. has to play a role in stopping these violations. jordan also feels that israel hasn't been respecting jordan's role under the peace treaty, which gives this the guardianship over the islamic shrines in east jerusalem. according to government sources we spoke to, the king has told kerry i am fighting a war on your behalf, a war against terrorism. i am part of your coalition, international coalition against isil. we need the u.s. to also fight against what the king describes as zionistic extremism. jordan recalled its ambassador back to the country in protest of the israeli violations. the ambassador has not returned. during his visit to jordan, kerry met with palestinian president abbas to discuss ways to try to stop the situation
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from spiraling out of control especially in the west bank where we have seen tensions rise and violence and protests. >> we have more on the settlements from occupied east jerusalem. >> in the background of those talks in jordan is the announcement in israel of the expansion of this settlement. this is a very large israeli settlement in occupied east jerusalem. it's home to around 200,000 people, almost exclusively israeli jews and of the 70,000 existing units there, an additional 200 will be added in the future. this of course comes at a very tense time. we've seen very bitter conflict and clashes here in occupied east jerusalem, but also in the occupied west bank, and unisrael, as well. the announcement of this expansion of this settlement behind me will certainly do very
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little to calm the situation. >> liberia's president won't extend the state of emergency in response to the deadly ebola virus. the president announced the decision on state radio. this effectively ends the emergency imposed in august. the government said this week new cases of dropped to around 50 a day compared to a peek of 500 cases daily. liberia is the hardest hit country so far with nearly 3,000 deaths. >> mali has quarantined 100 people after a nurse died from ebola. aren't 20 piece keepers are being monitored. the facility when a nurse treated a man, the nurse was confirmed to have ebola an thursday and died later that evening. >> iraq's prime minister has sacked more than 30 senior military commanders, many accused of corruption and failing to support the early.
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it's the most dramatic decision since taking office in september. it was announced as the government tries to drive fighters from islamic state of iraq and the levant out of the country. the government has been investigating military failings that allowed isil to seize a large part of iraq. many soldiers abandoned their positions and left weapons behind when isil stormed cities in an offensive in june. we have more from baghdad. >> what a source has told us who was very close to the negotiations is prime minister al abaddi wanted to sane message to those on the front lines that this was a fight against isil that was about iraq unity, keeping the country together, that the battle of as he can tar i didn't feel under the prime minister has disappeared, this was about bringing in officers from all iraq society and making
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sure this was an iraqi national unity early. we've been told the allegations of corruption leveled against some officers were a concern to the prime minister and he wanted to clean house. a lot of these officers were very loyal to the previous prime minister, prime minister al-maliki. ten of them have been given early retirement and another 26 have been removed from their posts, now awaiting reassignment. prime minister al abaddi's office has been saying that this wasn't about apportioning blame or assigning blames for any of the failings of the iraqi army when isil swept through in june but more about putting the rice officers in the right places to be effective in the fight against isil. >> two bombs ever exploded near the embassies of egypt and united arab emirates in libya. several buildings were damaged in the capitol. there are no reports of casualties. security is deteriorating across
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libya as rival militias compete for power. >> there's been an explosion on the train in an underground station in the egyptian capitol, 16 people wounded. some as panic happened after the blast. the train was pulling out of a station. last wreak an explosion on a train killed four people about an hour north of the capitol. >> the egyptian security firms say fighters have killed five off duty policeman and soldiers in the sinai peninsula. they died in two separate attacks after armed men set up road blocks and forced duty personnel from their cars. parts of the sinai are under emergency rule after a bombing last month killed 33 soldiers. >> a new presidential decree in egypt will allow the government to extradite foreigners convict of a crime. it's not clear how that affects aljazeera journalists who have
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been held. they are accused of helping the outlawed muslim brotherhood. aljazeera continues to demand their immediately release. >> intense fighting is going on in kobane. these are the latest pictures from the town where battles continue between kurdish forces and isil. kurdish forces have reportedly seized weapons of isil fighters. activists have cut off a supply route used by the group in the first major gain against isil in weeks. >> u.s. president obama is meeting wispy an mar counterpart hours after accusing the government of back sliding on reforms. we have more. >> for the myanmar government hosting the summit, helped cement the countries place in the international community. visiting word leaders seem to
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agree. a side from those member states, other heads of government are here, as well as the secretary general of the united nations. a show of support for the previously isolated country, as it moves toward democracy. >> i think myanmar has done a tremendous job chairing the summit this year and shown solid leader ship on areas of critical importance to the entire region. >> much of the showcased political reform has been criticized as superficial, like the capitol city where the leaders met. >> issues were brought up that are keeping them from embracing myanmar, a democraticcation process they see as too slow, seen as more talk than substance and continuing human rights royalses. myanmar officials said accusations they were isolating ethnic minorities were not true and aimed for an agreement.
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>> internal myanmar issues aside, maritime disputes between states and china were on the table. discussions on a code of conduct in disputed waters weren't as heated as expected. the states more determined to portray a community with conciliatory language. >> police in india arrested a doctor i in connection with the deaths of 14 women who underwent sterilization surgery. they were held at a government health camp over the weekend. the surgeon has blamed drugs for the deaths and not rusty old dirty equipment. dozens more women are now in critical condition in hospital.
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>> i'm not guilty. i have performed several operations before this, and there has never been a complication. the charges i'm accused of is only because of the medicines that were given to the patients. only then did the symptoms develop. >> a military court has sentenced seven soldiers to life in prison for killing three youths in kashmir. the soldier shot them dead in 2010 after staging a gun battle. they claimed that the victims were trying to sneak across the disputed border from pakistan. the killings had sparked widespread protests in indians administered kashmir at the time. >> coming up, oil giant shell admits two spills in nigeria were larger than what it had stated earlier. we report from south korea where students have been taking the biggest exam of their lives.
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>> welcome back. let's recap the headlines. u.s. secretary of state john kerry has met palestinian president in jordan about increasing unrest in israel and occupied territories. he is also meeting jordan's king to discussion tensions over the mosque in jerusalem. >> two bombs exploded near the embassies are egypt and the united arab emirates. there are no reports of casualties. >> police in india arrested a doctor in connection with the deaths of 14 women who underwent
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sterilization surgery. the procedures were performed at a government health camp over the weekend. the surgeon said tainted drugs are to blame. >> football's governing body has found itself in even more trouble, despite releasing a report to try and end world cup corruption claims. the man tasked with investigating qatar and russia's winning world cup bids is now accusing fifa of a coverup. michael garcia investigated claims of corruption surrounding the 2018 and 2022 process. his full report was then summarized by fifa. a statement said:
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>> with every more from london. >> it's been dragging on now for nearly four years since qatar and russia were awarded those two world cups and now the situation which really in a way came out of the blue. it looked like really good news for qatar and russia, but now a real bombshell from mr. garcia and the tensions we felt might be there between investigator garcia and judge eckert have shown that he is not happy at all. we shouldn't rush to conclusions. there is no suggestion in what mr. garcia has said, that eckert has been completely wrong. he might be referring to other parts of the report. what you can certainly read between the lines is that praise
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from mr. eckert, i don't think much praise was given by mr. garcia. you can see him restraining not to attack with a lunch in luncheon a month ago. he clearly feels there need to be changes in fifa. you can't be in that position of saying it's finished, over, we know where the world cups will be, and it's a real pin in the bloom for the stations waiting happily been cleared of any wrongdoing. >> india and the u.s. have ended a dispute over new delhi's food subsidies that have been blocking an agreement for months. the temporary agreement won't be challenged until a permanent solution is found. what is the proposed global
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trade deal? it seeks to lower trade barriers, simplify customs procedures, limit agricultural sub decease and make exports easier. supporters say it willower trade costs and create millions of jobs mostly in developing countries. india buys food neighbors from local farmers at above market prices which it sells to poorhouse holds while stockpiling the rest. this threatened to invite limits placed on the government by the w.h.o. >> accused of attacking state television headquarters in september, protests turned violent when thousands of people tried to storm the prime minister's resident. he is accused of rigging last year's election.
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>> some of the families of those killed during days of protests in burkina faso are suing the army, but it's expected to be a long legal battle with little chance of success. we report from the capitol. >> this man told his mother he was going to force him from office. days later, his body was found in the morgue. >> we could see his back. he had two bullet hole on the back of his neck and another on his shoulder. >> army officials say they never fire directly at people, they shot into the air to dispel protestors. many who lost loved ones don't believe this. >> across town, this woman's husband died at the protest. >> i was at home when i heard the news he had died. i can't believe this happened. >> her uncle says he was shot in
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the chest. the family wants justice and has gone to court to sue the army. >> we need to know who killed our brother. i know it was a bullet from the military. who gave the order to shoot and kill? >> human rights activists are investigating alleged atrocities committed by the army. it won't be easy. >> we're scared about this interim period after the elections, the army we suspect of human rights violations are in government. they can do everything they can to make sure all the investigations we're doing will not be made public. >> hospital officials say 40 bodies are still in the morgue. >> the government has told families they can't bury their relatives until autopsies are done. some come every day hoping to get news. others stay away, saying being here is too painful. >> the baby is too soon, going
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to be a girl. she has no answers the day her daughter starts asking why or how her father died. aljazeera. >> oil giant shell admitted it underestimated two oil spills that killed in nigeria in 2008. the fishing community and shell have been locked in litigation at london's high court since 2012. the human rights organization amnesty international exposed a showing that the company made false claims about the two spills. director for global issues at amnesty international joins us now from london. that's two oil spills. what about the hundreds of others which haven't been reviewed in court? >> that's a good question. there have been hundreds and hundreds of oil spills from shell sites over the years and many of them we believe and we've presented shell with
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evidence to show are underestimated. shell defended its very low figures for years until it was effectively forced to admit it was wrong. >> was it just negligence or sloppiness or do you believe that it was deliberately misrepresenting the scale of the problem? >> in the case of the two spills, amnesty international has given shell substantial evidence to show that these spills are much bigger and shell ignored all of that evidence, maintained publicly that the spills were quite small. the question is some to avoid paying compensation to the residents devastated by those two oil spills. >> what came to light is that shell knew there was a problem with their pipe lines and these spills were not down to sabotage. any sign shell will be forced to
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fix their pipelines now? >> i think they are going to have to come clean and what is the actual condition of oil on their pipe lines, some they've always reversed to do. information has leaked out for years to show the pipe lines are not properly contained, many of passed their use-by dates and wikileaks contained information on this. it's been revealed in the court documents that internal documents show shell was aware that the pipe lines were hazardous and a risk for the company, but as far as we're aware, shell has never done anything about that. we are calling on shell to disclose the condition and age of all of its pipe lines in the delta. >> are more people going to get compensation now that shell has admitted it got it wrong in two spills. >> it opens the way for many, many other communities to say you ever underestimated the damage you've done.
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>> should there be other ways to assess oil spills? clearly the current system is not working. >> the current system absolutely doesn't work. effectively, shell investigates itself so if there's an oil spill, shell goes, investigates, decides what caused the spill so when shell says sabotage, that's shell saying what it decide to say say and we have evidence that it fails to look at other factors and the areas impacted. the party is investigating itself and setting the terms for the liability. this is a completely unworkable system, so there does need to be a new system put in place. >> investigating yourself usually doesn't work in most scenarios, does it? >> hundreds of thousands of high school students in south korea have taken a crucial college entrance exam.
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banners reading cheer up and you can do it greeted students as they arrived at examination centers across the country. results determine which university they'll go to and could affect their job and even marriage prospects. we report on the run up to the big day. >> it's 7:40 and already students are arriving. despite the fact that school doesn't officially start until 9:00, the opening bell has been delayed, the result of a student-led initiative in favor of an extra hour's sleep. many opt for an extra hour in school, instead. >> there's not much difference in terms of work load, but since i can exercise more, i feel my stress levels have gone down. >> if the change was designed to take the heat off south koreas notoriously pressurized pupils, nobody told these teenagers. they study hours before school starts. >> we were worried, but the new start time might mike the
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students slack and that those who were typically late would be even more late. it turned out we didn't need to worry. it's been positive. >> in a country beset by education fever, any reform like this was bound to cause controversy and has attracted opposition from teachers, parents and students alike. >> coming to meet her mother at work is in her final year from south korea's education fever, when it becomes a pressure cooker. >> we wake up at 6:30 a.m. and are in school before 8:00. at 1:00, we have lunch and finish school by 5:00. straight after that, we go to private school and study by 10:00 p.m. by law they are supposed to close at 10:00 a.m. but somehow manage to stay open until 2:00 a.m. >> her mother says the new start is disruptive to school and families and real learning happens outside school hours. >> kids sleep in classrooms and
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school has become a place to hang out with their friends. there's not much participation in the classroom. >> south korean households devote 10% of their income to education, producing some of the best achieving children in the productive world and also less happy. >> the late school start is no way to reduce the steady burden. the problem in korean education position's society is based on the education level. the real issue is seize competition and college entrance exam system. >> back at the high school, 90% of students preparing for that exam still start the day at 8:00. desperate for any advantage ahead of what seems and can be an all or nothing life defining test. aljazeera, south korea.
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>> more details arrive from the surface of the comet, including a number of photographs showing the comet's position, photographs of a very rough, rugged landscape there on this comet, the scientists are piecing together what actually happened at landing. i believe the lander came down but bounced twice, very large bounces, one even a kilometer above the surface of the comet, and that it's now come to rest in a very rugged area. they hoped to land it in a flat area without about how olders. it appears to be perched in the shadows of a cliff with one foot sticking up in the air. they've begun scientific tests. some don't require it to be attached so well. other tests like the drilling to check out the chemical property will have to wait until they establish whether it's safe to do them or whether it will force the lander back off the comet.
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there are celebrations now that the comet has been landed on. there is uncertainty how much can be carried out in the days ahead. >> if you want to keep up to date with all the stories we're following here at aljazeera, head over to >> >> china pledges to join the flight against climate change. that's big and new, but carbon emissions won't go down unti until 2030. is that really progress? that's the inside story. >> hi, i'm lisa fletcher. for years and years while the world worries what to do about