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this is al jazeera hello. welcome to the news hour. live at dohar. our top stories. saying goodbye to the victims laid it rest. myanmar pt says she will be the true power above the precedent if she wins in the election.
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>> reporter: this thursday the world anti doping policy talks about wide use drug use in athletes the first of the 224 people killed when a russian passenger plane crashed in egypt has been laid to rest. >> reporter: 60-year-old who worked in a school canteen. her family says they remember her as a good mother and grandfather. more places are taking place where most of the victims came from. britain's foreign minister says that there is a good chubs that the plane was brought down by an i.s.i.l. group.
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first peter sharp in moscow. so, peter, asome behr day-- sad day as some victims are laid to rest. >> reporter: that's right. that first funeral taking place on the day that the search area in the sinai desert will end. so far 140 bodies have been recovered and many body parts, but only 55 bodies so far have been identified. so it is going to be a very, very long and grisly task to put names to those bodies. meanwhile in moscow the kremlin has broken its silence and it says, as we thought they would, they're sticking to this line that any idea of why the plane crashed, the british are saying that it possibly was annex
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explosion on board. that's pure speculation. they will continue to fly russian aircraft into and out of sharm el-sheikh. britain decided not to do that. a senior russian law maker said britain's decision to stop the flights going in and out was just to voice its opposition to russia's role in syria. just a few more items. metrojet, the airline that lost the aircraft, is confirming that it's no longer applying the a321 air buses from its fleet, and foam overnight britain will start the eau vacuum ewation of its citizens stranded in sharm el-sheikh thank you. charlie angela in london. it seems that the uk foreign minister, phillip hammond intelligence that perhaps the
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egyptian and russian counterparts have access to. what does he know that they don't? >> reporter: well, we don't know that either. whether or not it will be shared later on in that meeting between david cameron and president sisi will be seen, but there is a significant possibility that isiz was beyond this downing of the plane. it seems to confirm the claim that came from islamic group in iraq. he has been looking not just at the claim but also lots of other bits of information. that could be referring to this specific incident. there are uk eave invitation experts on the grounds at sharm el-sheikh. they're putting in measures that everything going onto those planes are screened. surety measures have been quite lack, it is feared.
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all british flights from or to charr el shake is us spended. he has stressed that the security rating for sharm el-sheikh itself has not changed. they are safe in hotels and their resorts. at the same time we're hearing that the netherlands have suspended their flights too. some air p lines have cancelled their flights until november 12. so people are being very cautious here. until we get the data from those black box recorders, we're really in the dark. we know that one of those black boxes is being analysed at the moment. the other one, the cockpit voice recorder was badly damage. there might be some time before we get more information about what really happened to that flight, but as i said, at the
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moment the foreign minister is saying there's a significant possibility that the i.s.i.s. behind that flight he would have greened that from the cobra committee meeting, the government's emergency security apra has put into play, and, of course, all on this the day that president sisi arrives there with david cameron. how are these developments likely to affect that meeting between cameron comeron and sisi. >> reporter: yes. it's the highest meeting that can be hold. there's another one scheduled in the next few hours. that probably will impact the meeting between president sisi and david cameron. david cameron will chair that meeting. i'm sure new lines will come out
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of that. this couldn't have come at a worst time with president sisi expected to visit. we can see if you just move over here, we can see demonstrators, both for and against the president and there are some people very angry in his scheduled meeting here. we also know that egyptians are very angry over the decision that has been taken by the uk to suspend these flights. they think it's premature and unwarranted. david cameron has said that he has precautions thank you very much for that. an international team of investigators is still in the crash site. the aircraft black boxes which error flight data are being investigated for vital includes. the russians have been using drones to survey the crash site. -- drones as you've heard the
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jet may well have been brought down by an explosive device. flights have now been cancelled. sand is being analysed at the crash site to identify if a bomb has been used. britain accused of prejudging the issue. some expert opinion from an aviation industry consultant joining us from jakarta. what do you make of the foreign secretary's remark that an explosive device could have brought this aircraft, a distinct possibility of that? is there anything else that could have led to the mid-air break up of this plane, a catastrophic, an explosive decompression or, perhaps, an engine fall munksing in such a way that-- malfunctioning in a way that it damages the plane.
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>> reporter: looking from pieces of the wreck acknowledge, the photographs released by the media, it does look like it's either a bomb or a structural failure of some sort. but the concluded one way as the other seems a bit premature. i think the foreign minister just decided to take precautions in the public interests, rightly or wrongly, but, yes, it can be misunderstood as in they conclude that it's likely to be a bomb. if we look at the photographs, there are signs that it could be, but then to confirm it, we need to look at the investigation - we have to wait whether the investigators find out whether there was traces of explosives involved we have been told they haven't found any explosive residue. this plane does have a history. it was damaged a few years ago. a tail strike which needed a repair. there's a precedent here where another aircraft has been brought down by the mag function
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of an are tail strike repair-- a tail strike repair. >> yes. i think, if i remember correctly, we had two before, both involving 747s. the most tragic one was the japan airlines in the 80s where the tail strike repair wasn't done properly or was not done to the extent where it should have been. then on one of the flights it failed and it basically blew the tail off, or significant parts of the tail off. now, with the case of the metrojet flight, we see some kind of similarities. we're not saying it is the same or it is definitely that, but there are signs that would make us to suspect that it is probably something similar, but, again, it's still early days they're examining sand on the grounds in the desert. what is that going to be able to tell them and is there a
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precedent whereby - i've heard of engines exploding on take-off, of malfunctioning in a way that the parts spin out and damaging the fuselage while the aircraft was on the ground. might that be a possibly in mid air. >> firstly, i'm not an expert on explosive analysis, so i can't comment on that, but on the precedent, whether there has been an aircraft that took off and the engine blew, yes, there has been cases. britain had one of a 727 in 80s where the engine caught fire. it hit other parts of the wings and caused some deaths on the eau vacuum ewation, but the nearest one that was a near total a near miss was the qantas involving the 8380 where that was a have every close call. engines do have problems although very rarely, and,
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again, even more rarer are what we call uncontained failures where you have parts breaking off and bits of metal start flying around, and not being contained within the wing. when that happens, it is very tragic. the qantas a 380 flight was a very near total disaster. we had a piece of fan blade narrowly missing a wing spar, which would have compromised the wing. we look at past cases. we had the united airlines again in the early 80s where one engine blew and it se veered the lines and the plane was luky to maybe it to the airport albeit it crashed at the airport. in terms of the failuress, the nearest one would be the qantas flight, but again each accident are different in terms of outcome, depending on various circumstances really good to talk to you.
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thank you for being with us. as you've heard, egypt's president is in london on his first official visit to the uk. we will move david cameron shortly. his visit has divided opinion with both supporters and protestors out to meet him. an egyptian political activist is with us live from london. you opposed this visit. why do you oppose it? >> we oppose it along with many sectors of british society because he came to power through a military coup that overthrew an elected government. he has the worst record against violations against human rights in the history of egypt. he is a threat to the security of egypt and the international
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community because his policies of rerepression have encouraged extremism and violence and we will see more insecurity and instability in eau gypped under his rule he says egypt is not europe, there are different circumstances there and what he is doing is getting lath country back on track and taking it towards stable democracy. >> what he is doing is increasing repression over have. over the last two and a half years we have 40,000 political prisoners. we have thousands who have been killed, peaceful protectors who have been shocked. we have-- shot. we have seen people tortured in prisons. these are the words of human rights organisations. this doesn't bring stability. he is actually a liability to stability and security. ultimately these policies create
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this this is obviously a visit which divides opinion among egyptians who are in britain at the moment. behind you we can see who oppose it, but there is just as many sisi supporters there today. >> there are sisi supporters as there are sisi supporters in egypt. those who oppose him do so on the grounds that egyptians are ready for rights and freedoms and they will not accept being repressed and tortured. we have extra judicial killings in egypt today. we have torture and rape in the prisons. those who say no to him and those who stand with us today in british society from across the political spectrum are saying the egyptian people are ready for democracy and we will not accept military dick tar forship and facism thank you for being with us. still to come rescue workers in
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pakistan are battling to find survivors understand an accident happensd factory. >> reporter: on the increasing number of children being forced to work in the cocoa industry in sports, a full round of wednesday's games coming up later. says is running from the job herself. >> reporter: the cue formed hours before the opposition leader was due to speak. it shows the interest in the upcoming election. at home anda broad. it is being held as a test of
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the country's transition to democracy, but she cautions against too much optimism. >> it's certainly not a great condition, whether it is or not we will have to wait to see after the elections because, as i said, already the election process is proving to be less than totally free and fair. >> reporter: for half a century. myanmar had been ruled by military. the constitution is heavily weighted in its favor and guarantees a role in plight particulars. after 2011 the political party, one dominated by former generals, took over. the upcoming poll too is not without its problems. opposition party, the national league for democracy, says it's concerned about errors in the voters list and how its voting overseas has been carried out. in some parts of the country fighting between armed ethnic
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groups and the military will prevent many from voting. in recent days thousands of people near one township have been displaced. the election commission has said polling will not take place in seven townships and in as many as 600 villages around the country. it is disappointing for this man who was planning to run as a candidate for a party representing the shan minority. >> translation: it makes people las their voting rights and the candidates have lost their chance to support the people. >> reporter: an ethnic group here is not allowed to vote. they have been rendered stateless and struck from the electoral role. >> reporter: the upcoming election is seen as a test of the ruling military party's
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commitment to reform. some are already questioning whether the ballot can be said to be truly representative of the people matthew bewer is a researcher at harvard law school human rights program. he joins us live from bangkok. this election could well lead to a different balance of power in myanmar. what would an ld victory mean for people there? >> well, this is an important moment. this could be a significant change in the balance of political power that the country has seen in decade. i hope that a lot of what we're seeing is well-founded. there's limits to how far the change can go. the constitution guarantees the military 25% of seats in parliament. it gives the military effective veto power over the actions of
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the elected government, and it also gives the military control over key ministries which control the security services and most aspects of local governance and so the military could use these, and we should expect them to continue to use these powers, to owe press their political owe opponents if the ld wins she will be the true power above the coun y country. >> reporter: even if she is able to control the political situation and the seats in parliament that her party controls, there are still powers that are reserved to military that will be out of her control. rather, the military will retain those powers over her control and can use them to veto her actions, the actions of her party or other activists what would an ld victory
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mean for - for instance, myanmar's muslim population? would it lead to further disenfranchisement? >> well, there are very deep concerns about the disenfranchisement of a significant section of the muslim population in the country, loss the disqualification of muslim candidates. i believe that her party have not done enough to stands up for the rights of the muslim community. at the same time the ruling party is actively using prejudices against the muslim population, vines as political weapons against-- vie lens-- against the opposition. i think there is a chance that we will see positive changes, but right now it's incumbent on the government to protect these populations and we hope if the ld comes into power they will do the right thing
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thank you for that. the search is on for up to 150 people trapped in pakistan after a factory collapsed at least 18 people are confirmed to have been killed in lahore. it is not clear what caused it, but there was structural danning in the area following last week's earthquake-- damage. >> reporter: a major rescue effort is underway. the government sending earthmoving equipment, cranes. they've also sent in hundreds of rescue teams to try and save lives here at this collapsed factory building. the four-storey buildings did not stand a chance and despite warnings construction was still continuing while the factory workers were busy producing shopping bags. as you can see the big challenge is to try and putting holes through the concrete slab to try and reach the lower floors where most of the people are said to
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be trapped. the relatives are waiting outside the factory for news of their loved ones, but this is going to be a cumbersome operation because it is a tedious operation, a very critical operation. the attempt will be to try and save lives. however, the fear is that hope will be fading for many of th e those. the big problem will be how to remove this rubble and saving the people under it. the important thing is that despite the fact that people are now working at a faster pace because it is daylight, it appears that this operation will last for several days and it will not be clear as to how many people were killed in this building let's get a weather
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forecast. news of another cyclone. one would normally think of egypt as being a hot dry country, but not at the moment. rob. >> reporter: no. you're right. rain has come back to alexandria, and it's not the first time in the last weeks. here is the satellite picture to prove the point. the centre of it all, the circulation is north of sinai, but it has been running rain into the n >> translation: le delta now for the last two days, such that alexandriia has 6 had millimetres. flash flooding has caused 10 deaths. the winds have been quite strong. moving to jordan, for example, the picture here, which delayed michelle obama is one of hayes. this small dust picked up by strong winds which temporarily closed airports in jordan and in israel. the system is opening up a little so the winds are blowing
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rain across iraq to the western side of iran. as you heard, there's a cyclone to talk about. again, you might think, i'm afraid so. after the coast of india, this clump of thunder storms have formed such a circulation it has now got a name o5a. it's not as big as the last one, but look at this potential course if it were to take it. straight towards yemen again ivory coast is one of africa's fastest growing economies. that's a source of pride for the country's president. as the economy has expanded, the number of children forced to worka has more than doubled. >> reporter: this golden mound is a small part of one of the ivory coast's biggest industries, cocoa. the west african country is the largest produce of the
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ingredients of chocolate. children watch the mother's loosen fibres. children are working too. >> translation: if the government can put more money into this issue i would say thank god. >> reporter: in the last two years the government spent $40 million fighting child labor. for much longer chocolate makers have promised to combat it in their supply chain but it isn't working. since the end of fighting from 2010, this country has enjoyed peace and prosperity. >> reporter: growth in the cocoa industry has one down side. more and more children being farced to work on the farms. the government says over the past five years the number of child laborers has more than doubled to 1.6 million.
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this is a safe house for children rescued from working on farms and on the street. now they are kept busy with art. they're both from an area where conflict and poverty made them especially vulnerable. this child was kidnapped by a stranger. >> translation: i had to sell water. it was so hard. i didn't like selling water. a >> reporter: most of the children the centre deals with are from this area, although their parents are often involved, social workers believe reuniting families is the best thing. >> it is very good, important to children to live in his family. so it is about educating the parent, to let the parent know the danger. >> reporter: unfortunately, if that doesn't work, there's little to stop parents from selling or sending their children out to work again. the law is rarely enforced and the border is porous.
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that combination puts the children at risk from ben smith, senior office for corporate society from the international labor organisation. why are so many kids still working in the cocoa industry in west africa? >> well, there's a basic lack of alternatives to child labor, not just there but in many countries around the world. there has been an important decline in the terms of child labourers world wide by a thirty from 2002 to 2012, but there are still 168 million child labourers in the world. so 168 million reasons to step up the fight against child labor whose responsibility is it to put a stop to this practice? is it the governments of west afri africa, the companies who are
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employing these kids or the companies who buys it? what about us as consumers, should we be protesting and putting pressure on the government of west africa by not buying the products? >> i don't think that boycotts are an answer to this dilemma and consumers certainly should be well educated about where the goods and where the chocolate that they buy comes from, but i think that in terms of the responsibility governments have, the central duty, to provide education, to make sure that children are in school and that older children can transition from school to work in the proper manner. so not running risk of injury and hazards to their health and safety. you mentioned the chocolate industry. they also have a role, obviously, to produce ethically, to know what is happening in their supply chain and to take
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good faith efforts to prevent and eliminate child labor. and get rid of it. there's still a long way to go and we run the risk of missing the global goals of the elimination of the goals that were just set up, and that is to eliminate all forms of child labor by 2025 what about the wider issue of labor rights in what is currently a pretty profitable enterprise there in west africa. how do you ensure that workers' rights are generally protected? >> the first thing is to have proper laws in place. so catry indication of various conventions on child labor is important, which they have done, and trans posing those into laws. so you have minimal ages of
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entering into work and laws prevent hazardous work for children below 18. i think that improving the working conditions on these farms is critical. the cocoa industry is facing a real risk that the next generation of farmers will simply vote with their feet and leave these rural areas to go to the cities. so there is the highest incentive for the cocoa industry to not only increase productivity and income on these farms, but to make sure that adolescents can be brought into the family business, because we're talking about mostly family farms, in the proper way, so that they can continue to provide for the increasing demand in cocoa good to talk to you. ben smith there. thank you. we are past the mid-way point. still to come, germany welcomes
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home for jeff gees, but not for this people. we will tell you why. a report details how the pentagon funded displays by the armed services at u.s. sports events. we will be right back.
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you're watching the latest news from doha hello again. our top stories. some of the 224 victims of the russian airliner crashed in egypt are being laid to rest. britain's foreign minister asserts there's a significant
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possibility that the jet was downed by an i.s.i.l. affiliate. air crashes are likely to top the agenda when the egyptian president meets britain's pm in his first trip to london which is being criticised due to egypt's poor human rights record. myanmar pm says she will effectively head the government if her party wins. a constitutional clause bans her from becoming president. syria, over a month of russian air strikes have provided support to special forces. there has been a little movement on the front lines. according to the u.s. base conflict monitoring group, there was a heavy human cost. more than 100,000 people were driven from their homes. opposition fighters have taken
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back about 255 square kilometres from the islamic state, but they advance near - the government strong hold has stopped and syrian forces have now retaken some villages in the algab planes. i.s.i.l. have lost some territory in northern syria, but has collected some area towards the capital damascus. make sense of all of that, for us. what's actually going on here? is any progress being paid by anyone in-- made by anyone in syria? >> reporter: well, neither side really has the upper hand. earlier this morning we had confirmation from the opposition that they took the town of morrekc. the government pushed into morreck just a few weeks ago when russia intervened in the
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conflict. the allies and government have lost more. it's a more than a town that lies on a highway that links a government controlled city to other cities in that hear. yesterday the syrian government and its allies was able to take a road from i.s.i.l. which really was a vital supply line. the only life line for access to government controlled parts of western aleppo. so as you can see the fighting continues on many fronts. what we understand is that the government, with the help of russian air strikes, has an objective and that is to secure the highways. it is very important to secure highways. they are supply lines. they want to be able to move from citys they control and eventually protect what the government calls core territories, beaning the coastal region, da mass can you say. so-- da mass can you say.
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dam ascus. it is not just a military objective, but there a political objective. russia hopes if it can change the balance of power on the ground, this will force the opposition to sit down with the government and the government can impose some sort of a supplement, but the opposition is fighting back. we heard the syrian national coalition say that we're not ready for talks and we want more military support for the rebels so that we can change the balance of power on the ground and get concessions from the government. ongoing fighting, like you're saying, tens of thousands of people, newly displaced people, people dying on a daily basis israel has freed a well-known palestinian after holding him without trial for a year. he received a heros welcome when he came home and carried shoulder high by supporters. he was freed after a two month hunger strike that brought him close to death.
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life for palestinian families in hebron has become harder in the unrest. palestinians forced to live next no israeli settlors. -- to israel settlors. >> reporter: the children are excited to have new visitors. no-one comes to see them these days. the young smiles hide in extremely difficult reality. the father struggles to hide his emotions. >> translation: this is not a life. we're not living. people can't visit us since the area has been declared a closed military zone, and lately we're not allowed to go in and out through the streets unless they check a list that we're on. we become merely numbers. >> reporter: outside a conflict, a street where these are all under the watchful eye of
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israeli soldiers. this area has been shot down. it has always been intense, but with the recent violence things have become much worse. there's a star of david that has been painted on the door. palestinians can only walka a few more metres down the street. there's an army check point and beyond that only settlors are loud. unlike palestinians, the settlors are able to go anywhere. this is the roof of this person. he is yelling for the army telling him that there are people on his roof. there's not much he can do about men holding machine guns. later that same day, a party right outside their door under protection of israeli soldiers. it's an example of the provocation and incitement that palestinians here complain about all the time. they say nothing changes. no-one seems to care. >> translation: there isn't one person in this house that hasn't
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been attacked by settlors or the army, whether it's me, my brother, our wives or our children. not one hasn't been attacked. >> reporter: it's why this city and anyone in it is always on edge. >> translation: my hope is to live to tomorrow. that's the hope i have. that my children will live until tomorrow. that's it. i don't know what will happen the day after tomorrow. there isn't a human being who could whitesides stands the situation-- withstand the situation we're in. >> reporter: in a quiet moment the smiles are gone. our team, their new visitors, will soon be gone too. our interview is over he and his family will stay here. he says you don't become used to the fear just because you live it every day germany is expelling thousands of asylum seekers that arrived under tougher laws
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passed this week. six countries are safe they say. human rights groups say many people will be put at risk if forced to return. from berlin, lawrence lee. >> reporter: multiculti is well established here. in recent years, they have been joined by other countries and it is they would are now the subject of some hard choices by the german government. these two say the new asylum law trying to work-- leaves their sir el to work out whether it's better here or the life of poverty. >> on the one hand they see that it is a much better life. they have security, they have hospitals, doctors and all of these and things for the children, but on the other side they feel this home sickness. and that is because they're here
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with strangers. >> reporter: the number suggests that many made their journey this year than syrians. german opinion is hardened against the numbers. many have used the syrian crisis as a trojan horse. >> reporter: the laws serve more than one purpose for angela merkel. her right wing is kept together, which means german eau is a soft touch, but merkel can also argue that getting rid of tens of thousands of people from the balkans can free up money and space for tens of thousands desperate refugees from syria. >> reporter: the removals are already beginning. police arriving at apartment blocks to explain to these people that they have to go.
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>> translation: it's a really big job and the authorities and police don't have enough resources to expel all of these people, but there are trained police talking to them hoping that they will volunteer to leave. we offer them money to return home. the central claim by the german government that all the balkan countries are safe, since they're not war zones, isn't shared by human rights groups who say some, in particular, many roma, are at great risk if they are forced to return. >> i would not say that they would fall under the jenny have a convention-- geneva convention, but we have the situation of what they will endure if they go back. it would not allow them to have a life and dignity. >> reporter: still the be that as it mayed facts is that nearly 200,000 people from the balkans will be removed under this scheme. however desperate their situation, whether they think they're worthy of asylum, their failed cases are collateral
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damage of the syrian war thats pa has re-dnasa has released photographs of the sun. it's of the state-of-the-art. it orbits the sun and captures images across 10 wavelengths of light. the result is what you can see. just ahead here on the news hour, pakistan's cricketers have england's bats men in a spin. on the final day of the third test.
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a project in argentina to introduce deaf children to books is one of the six winners at the world innovation conference. tell us behind the books and some of the children who read them. >> reporter: hello. i'm zoe aged 10 and i live in argentina, she says using international sign language. zchlt oe is also an avid reader of the prize winning video appeal books produced here. favouritess like sleeping beauty and little red riding high schooled and other stimulating titles. the project was started in 2011 with the collaboration of argentina's deaf community and funding from the inter funding development bank.
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they had challenges to consider and overcome. >> translation: signing is a visual language. it's a complete and complicated language. you can say everything in sign language and tell all stories, but first we must do the work from turning from one language into another. >> reporter: they use text, pictures, spoken and sign language which enable deaf children to enjoy loo alone or with their family to stories they might not have had access to previously. >> reporter: what the video books do is allow access to deaf children to a world previously denied of them. on their own terms it's meeting their own special requirements. there are an estimated one million deaf and hearing impaired people in argentina who often feel they're excluded in many ways from the rest of
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society. >> it's hard for me to understand the text sometimes, but sign language makes it easier for me to get excited about the story. >> reporter: julia says being deaf should not hinder her story telling nor any child's enjoyment of a well-told, intriguing tail. >> many deaf children don't have sign language at home with their families, so they don't see sign language stories or learn to read and write from an early age. it's essential that they have a deaf adult as a role model so they can identify with linguistic models and have access to stories. >> reporter: they're hoping this model can be adopted around the world so that all deaf children can have access to their stories. their joy at winning a prize needs no verbal translation fantastic.
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that's an uplifting story you won't see anywhere else but here. time important sport. >> reporter: the world anti doping agency will say it will public its special report on monday into claims of widespread doping by russia athletes. last year german television alleged that there was a program of systemic drug use in the country. russian sports leaders denies the reports. on wednesday it was revealed the former head of world athletics had been arrested by french police and is accused of accepting bribes from russian officials to cover up positive doping tests. the arrest came to the publication on monday, just the latest blow to athletics credibility. last december a documentary on german television alleged that former champions were part of a systemic doping program back in the 1970s and 80s.
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going to 1 august of this year, another documentary put the spot line on kennian athletes. two days later, a third of all millingss won in owe limbics between 2001 and 201. athletics chiefs turned a blind eye. there were many issues in this sphere. we can now to speak to the journalist that were aired. your first program on russian athletics. did you suspect that someone high up in the governing body must have been aware of what was going on? >> i'm 100% sure that they have
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full knowledge, at least some, as to the wrongdoing of some officials because one of key steps is to advise the athletics federation and he is more or less relevant person, the connection between the russians and also the iaaf. there was a kinds of collaboration between them for a couple of months, at least maybe years, and according to our information, there is a case of one of the most famous american runners world wide, is not the only case in the whole context, that she had to pay approximately $600,000 to cover up her suspicion blood samples
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in 2011/12, around. this was a major concern for us to investigate that story and it reveals that top officials from the russian federations have taken the money from her according to her information and, obviously, it looks like that is now confirmed by the authorities in france and the investigative commission. >> reporter: as you know, the investigation following that program, did they interview you as part of that report? >> no. they didn't. >> reporter: did that surprise you? >> to be honest, there are many things very surprising. i can give you one example. in the first documentary, the main persons, our main witnesses, have been impressive, a former employee and a former 800 metre runner.
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they delivered lots of evidence about wrongdoing of athletes, of coaches and officials in russia, and there was one occasion in berlin where i met someone from the owe limbic federation, following our first documentary, when he was with me and i introduced him to ioof, but that was the only contact ever between them. they never tried to get in touch with him after our documentary and always claimed that this was the task of the commission. but to be clear, i don't understand that at all, why an international governing body doesn't try to get in touch with people who can deliver, can provide serious and really essential information. >> reporter: sorry to interrupt. one more quick question. with all that in mind, in your opinion what future does athleticss have and does the new
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ioof president, does he have a big job to restore credibility, if he can. can he in your opinion? >> all people call him the lord and they hope it will get better. i can just tell you i tried to interview him several times. we wanted to confront him with our research. he always rejected to speak to us. he told it a declaration of war that we did. i really have no understanding for this behaviour. to be clear, to state very clearly, this is exactly the same what we experienced in a lot of different international federations, and he, at least so far, is not better than any other officials in the world of sports. >> reporter: investigative journalist, thank you very much for that.
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>> thank you. >> reporter: reporters reveal that the pentagon paid millions of dollars to sports teams across the u.s. to display defense force ads. >> reporter: they're calling it paid patriotism. it turns out it came at a price. >> unfortunately, we - thanks to in depth investigations, a lot of that pay tree on theism-- patriotism is paid for. as much as $6.8 million that we saw the department of defense spends on marketing contracts since 2012. they, obviously, should not be doing this. >> reporter: a senate report
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released on wednesday revealed the demonstrations were taxpayer funded. a multi million dollar program intend to promote the armed services and boost recruitment. >> there's a lot of good things that professional sports do to honor the men and women who serve in the military, but these millions of dollars are not acce acceptable of the expenditure of taxpayers' dollars. >> reporter: investigations show that as many as 72 contracts were in place with 50 pro sports teams. the total $1.9 million involves the country's biggest combings, nbl, nfa hock eau and base bail. >> we went to the pentagon and asked them to provide information. it was like pulling teeth. we're still not convinced that we had all the information so far. >> reporter: the practice has since been banned and teams that profited have been arts to donate the money to charities.
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future displays of patriotism will have to be free > european champions raised to a 2 lead. they eventual one ah one. chelsea a crucial two on win. pack stone with england, 2 nil. england started the fifth and final day on thursday needing 238 for victory, but pakistan ripped through their batting line-up and they were all out for 156. just 40 minutes into the opening session. pakistan winning by 127 runs. england not coping with that. that's the sport for now that's it for the news hour. thanks for watching.
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saying goodbye. the first victims of the russian passenger jet crash in egypt are laid to rest. hello, this is al jazeera live from doha. also on the programme - egypt's president divides opinion with supporters and protesters turning out to greet him in london myanmar's democracy icon aung san suy kyi says she'll be the true power above the president if her party triumphs in