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>> hello and welcome to the news hour. here is what is coming up in the next 60 minutes. the world anti-doping panel calls for a ban on russia's athletics. and first talks with barack obama in more than a year. celebrations in myanmar show major gains from the opposition party. and riots break out at an
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australia integration detention center after the death of a detainee. >> we begin this news hour with breaking news from the world of sports. a report commissioned by the world anti-coping agency recommended that russia be suspended from all athletic competition. it tells russia has covered up test results. >> we have reported on interference with doping controls on many occasions. not just in the past, but up to and including the middle of this year well after it was known that this investigation is underway.
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we found samples in laboratories and payments made. >> we'll go to rory challand. should we be surprised by the recommendations being put forward? >> well, we did think that this was going to be a big announcement. but i don't think anyone in this press conference is still going on in the hotel to the right of me now really expected it to be so big. the doctor has--the document given out is a big document, it's been handed to interpol for them 20 decide what to do with it. confirmed from what they saw from the german channel in december that sparked in inquiry, confirmed widespread cheatin cheating from cheatin
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cheating from entourage, athletes, we see giving doping substances to cleats discussing how not to be caught. some of the statements were russian athletes who were fearing for their safety after appearing in the document. fiber analysis, and extensive doping, there is coercion of russian athletes told they won't have access to top coaches if they don't join in this program of doping, and it comes to around 4 million people not employed not in a great economic state. young athletes are under great pressure to perform and provide for their families. obstruction much samples from
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laboratories in moscow. samples destroyed. false identities of athletes to avoid doping. it has the potential to destroy if nothing is done about it, and the top line that they have recommended that the iaaf, the independent association of athletic federation suspend the all russian-- >> paul, we'll get reaction from moscow in just a moment. but let me ask you what was said about the former head 6 world athletics. >> about the world athletics. >> that's right. >> who is--while i was in the press conference before coming out here not much was said about him. french authorities are
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investigating him over claims that he sees more than a million dollars to cover up russian doping samples. >> okay, paul, thank you very much for that update from geneva. crossing over to moscow, bringing in rory challands coming outs of russia because 6 some pretty damming allegations. >> obviously, this could not really be much worse for russian athletics. this is highly damming reports making a number of far-reaching recommendations. i can go into some of those recommendations. paul has already gone into some of them. in terms of immediate reaction we have heard nothing yet. what we have heard is from an organization called the federal medical biological agency. now i haven't heard of this agency before. but it's chief said that the recommendations to disqualify
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russia world athletics are politically motivated, and have no real basis. regarding what the sports ministry is likely to say we haven't heard anything about it in the aftermath of this report, clearly they were expecting this to have ramifications because the sports minister was speaking on sunday. and he was saying that doping problems do exist in russia in track and field athletics, but there are similar problems worldwide. and russia is doing it's best to tackle these things, the russian athletic federation has a new chief coach. bear in mind, though, this is a man who in the press conference we were just listening to, the man who is holding that press conference, it is not possible for the russian sports minister not to have been aware of that all, and if he was aware of
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this, then completed. >> thank you for that update from moscow. now recent violence between palestinians and israelis will be on the agenda. that's when the prime minister benjamin netanyahu meets the president barack obama in just under an hour. netanyahu is expected to discuss a new u.s. military aid package. this is their first meeting since world power and iran signed a deal over tehran's nuclear program. more on this, patty culhane, what else we can expect from this meeting between obama and ne net i can't ye netanyahu. relations between these two have always been tense. now that the iran deal is done what they're saying here at the
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white house is they want to make sure that israel feels more secure. they're talking about a ten-year deal. right now israel given $3 billion a year. so they're looking to the next ten years, and israel has signaled over the iran deal they want $5 billion a year promised for the next ten years but we don't expect a final agreement today. >> when it comes to any peace process or talks between the palestinians and israelis in light of what happened. >> you know pretty remarkable you don't hear this from an u.s. president but top aids are ruled out that there will be any sort of final peace deal. they're not even saying there would be talks between israelis and palestinians. they want to hear from the prime minister on his way forward what confidence-building measures could he take.
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he's saying those talks will probably happen after the president is out of office. >> thank you for that update out of washington. the civil war in syria means that children are missing school. and there are going to be generational consequences. >> this boy looks younger because his bones are not growing normally. he has left school to work to help his mother and sister. his mother is looking for a better job for him. he tells me he misses his schools and friends. he wants to be the man his mom can rely on. u.n. and turkish government say that there are more than 2.1 registered syrian refugees.
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the syrian opposition and organizations have set up extensive where only 200,000 attended classes. many become illegal workers in city bazaars. many syrian children are unable to go to school mainly because of the language barrier and the insufficient number of arabic-speaking schools. many families cannot forward to send their children to school. a lot of them rely on their children to provide a living. earning an income and sustaining a living are a means to survive. human rights watch warn of dire consequences and urges the international community to do more. >> there is a risk of a lost generation. if you look at the syrian children both inside the country and outside of the country are out of school. the numbers are staggering.
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compared to the numbers of enrollment before the war it's quite a stark difference. in syria, before the war began, primary school enrollment was 99%. secondary enrollment was very high. gender enrollment was very good. now when you look at these futures before them that are very uncertain, you see a generation being decimated by the war. >> it is forcing many to put their future on hold. al jazeera, istanbul. >> let's get more on the refugee crisis and speak to helen clark, the administrator of the united nations development. good to have you on the news hour. human rights watch releasing reports claiming over 400,000 syrian refugee children not attending as soon as turkey.
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how should the turkish government respond in your opinion to meet the needs of these refugee kids? >> firstly, i have no quarrel with what the report is saying. it's a very series situation that the syrians who want, not too long ago knew universal education, gender parity are now seeing a generation of children lost to education like this. of course countries in the neighborhood like turkey, lebanon, jordan, also iraq and egypt, are doing as much as they can. but this is a global responsibility. our forum here at the dead sea in jordan is about all of us stepping up and supporting the countries and the neighborhood to do whatever can be done for the children and the families. >> when you say stepping up, how do you do so exactly? are you talking monetary aid, and if so is that enough?
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>> there are two forms of stepping up. firstly, it is very clear almost five years in this crisis that a relief only approach does not work. families want dignity, they want livelihood. they don't want their lives on hold. we need more support for work within syria. there are 7.5 million displaced in syria looking for dignity and livelihood. there are ways to deal with in a. the undp is working in those territories, but it is difficult to get support. but within the neighborhood of the countries, and the refugee needs to be able to enter the labor market and be able to stand on their own feet. the appeals that the u.n. has put out for syria and for the neighboring countries are vastly under subscribed. here we are in early november with probably the response standing at let's say roughly 40%. not good enough. and this i think explains the
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tipping point we are now seeing with the substantial increase in numbers trying to go through. >> that's what i wanted to ask you about, helen. in september many u.n. agencies complained that they were broke and failing. what does this mean now that we're in november? what does it mean for the funding status of the refugees not only when it comes to education but providing services such as helping them out during the upcoming winter months? >> i feel confident that if there was investment in what we are calling the resilience part of the agenda which is creating jobs, life lie hoodly hoods, this would make a huge difference. similarly in the neighborhood we're seeing small countries like jordan and lebanon, whose economies have been on hold
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because of the burden that they are bearing. turkey is a large country, but even a large country notices 2 million more people coming within three to four years and growing by the day. so we do need morsel darety to the people within syria themselves, and for the neighborhood. for the u.n. agencies we're there to help. we can be a conduit, but fundamentally we're advocating for investment and resilience of the people in syria and in the neighborhood. >> what are the consequences of lack of education for this generation of young kids? >> i think what troubles all of us is if you have an angry, ail jenated generation which missed out on opportunity, if the only opportunity to earn an income was to join up with undesirable elements in society, we all know what we're talking about, the
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criminals, the terrorists, that would a tragic waste of a set of lives. we need to invest in these children. unicef was right to call this a lost generation of children. let's not lose any more. >> thank you for joining us on the al jazeera news hour. here's what is coming up after, preparing for the knock-on effect of the metro jet air disaster in the sinai. hundreds of people are being killed in kenya every year and many are forced from their homes. we'll explain why. and in sports we'll show you who upset who in the nba. >> first, though a policeman has shot dead instructors who were
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training police in jordan. two americans and a south african instructor was called along with a jordanian policeman has there been any official reaction on the killing of the two americans in jordan? >> well, according to pentagon officials there were no u.s. military involved. they say that jordanian investigators are working along side u.s. investigators to figure out exactly what did happen and they may have additional information available about this incident later on monday. i can tell you that this training center was opened to train iraqi police officers. once that mandate was completed it was then expanded to train military--police personnel from
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places such as the occupied west bank and other countries across the middle east. there are roomers that two americans who were killed might have been u.s. contractors working in the police instruction program, but again the state department is investigating and should have more information later. >> i wanted to ask you about the extent if we know, roslind, the extent of u.s. involvement in this training center? >> well, this is a long-running relationship between the u.s. government and the jordanian government, as i said. they set up this facility back in 2003 as part of an u.s. mandate to help set up civil structures in iraq. the first mission was really to work together apply international policing standards to the new iraqi police force. now they also have continue to jointly fund this operation even though it's primarily under
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jordanian control. that said there are many people who work in the police training industry here in the united states do go there to provide assistance during the 12-week long courses. they're supposedly very thorough although there has been criticisms. all of that aside the questions are going to be about whether the person who allegedly killed the two americans and the south african as well as jordanian at the facility was someone known to them, or whether this person was one of the people who grads waited from this program when it took place. >> we were telling earlier about the violence in the occupied palestinian territories. that will be discussed between
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netanyahu and obama rarely on monday. a palestinian woman was died after she was shot by israeli forces during a stabbing at a checkpoint at an occupied west bank. >> times are tense, but they say that palestinians have lived through worse. like many areas. >> the last topic discuss, syria and iran. they have different authorities. >> we bumped into the consulate general visiting bethlehem. the united states funds various projects here. but despite--
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>> in the near peace process made a decision for a state of palestine. for many it might be nothing. but for us it means ability to live, ability to live life within a statehood. up until now we are. >> this has become a stage for daily confrontation with israeli forces. the overwhelming feeling among palestinians is frustration with the international community which they say is not putting enough pressure on israel to end its occupation. the only way to calm the tension and inevitably the future is through a peaceful solution.
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>> stabbings are carried out by individuals who live under occupation. i don't know what the end of this is, but even if hundreds are killed on both sides you will still have israelis living in israel and palestinians living in the west bank. so in the end we have to find a solution for both people to live in this place. one of the two sides will finish the other off. >> people in bethlehem have become disillusions with talks. barack obama brought a real sense of hope. seven years on the white house recently announced there will be no two-state solution during the rest of obama's term. it has not surprised anyone here. >> well, for more on the meeting between the leaders of israel and the u.s. al jazeera senior political analyst, so they are meeting is just under a hours' time. do you expect any breakthroughs
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in these meetings, anything major announced? >> i think the fact that this meeting is taking place and the war on president obama and the war on the nuclear deal and the embarrassment of the white house in more ways than one, the idea that netanyahu's own spokesman would say that president obama is anti-semite, that secretary of state john kerry has the mind of a 12-year-old, that there is a meeting, that by itself is a major break through. >> this is coming ahead of the elections that are going to be held in the united states next year. >> look. i think it probably is good for viewers aroun around the world to remind ourselves of this relationship, and why it is important. because if the look at the strategic relations, once upon a time israel used to boast of being the most important
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strategic focus of the united states outside of the status. that used to be during the cold war and slightly after the cold war. today anywhere you look in the middle east israel is either an embarrassment to the united states or useless to the united states. nowhere is israel able to play any role to help the united states in iraq, iran, syria, lebanon, yemen, the gulf, nowhere. israel has no role to play. or it's an embarrassment like it is in the best bank are the obama administration needs to explain and justify every day why it's main ally in the region continues to build more settlements and occupying more palestinian territory. >> speaking of the west bank will obama be under any pressure to bring up the violence going on in the occupiedfer tores at this point? >> this takes us to the second
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point. now that israel is such a liability, so useless to the united states, why is it so important? is it because of the israeli lobby, that's why it's so important. the israel lobby plays an important role in washington, decision making in washington, the elections coming up. that's why hillary clinton is very much interested in the meeting today between prime minister netanyahu and president obama. the lobby is very strong, influential and supports a lot of candidates for the president and congress. hence, i think it's very important for president obama to behave himself with president benjamin netanyahu because that will have influence on the israeli lobby and how it will influence the elections. now having said all that there is in one last note. it is important to note that president obama more jewish votes in the united states than prime minister netanyahu got jewish votes in israel. >> on that note thank you for
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your analysis. myanmar's opposition party the national league for democracy is expected to win by a landslide in the parliamentary election. myanmar's ruling party backed by the military that it will respect results. >> bold predictions. the day after a landmark prediction in myanmar. the newspapers are already predicting a win for the main opposition party. the national league for democracy or nld. people were not shy about who they want in government. >> i want to see them lead this country. that's why i voted for them. >> i want them to lead the country. >> five years ago, when myanmar
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was still under military rule, few would have dared to mention a political prisone prison prisoner myanmar's commission is expected to announce the final results in two weeks. >> the election was a peaceful one and it was held pausefully and successfully. >> some question whether these complaints will be properly handled. >> there is a lot of concern i particularly it's impartiality. as you know the chair is a former military pan who has openly proclaimed that he was hoping that they would win the election. >> as the votes are being tallied. it will become clear in the coming days whether this election was carried out in a
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credible way. the fact that it was carried out, and they have the voted for the candidate of their choice has been seen as progress in countries where was only five years a military dictatorship. >> here's what is coming up later in this news hour. croatia's election have on the refugee policy. >> public opinion is going to move towards the view that all sport is corrupt, and that effects the credibility of sport. >> not just athletics that could be effected by an investigation into corruption and doping. s.
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>> allegations of doping in russian athletics says russia must be suspended from any future tournament because of widespread offenses by its
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athletes. russia has been trying to cover doping over the years. tension between israelis and palestinians are high on the agenda. in jordan two americans and a south african police instructor are among the dead along with another jordanian policeman. the gunman was skilled after the attack. croatia's confidentiality opposition has narrowly won sunday's parliamentary election. there are tough talks to form a coalition government. the vote was dominated by the economy and ongoing crisis facing europe. the outgoing government has been criticized for failing to deal with the influx of refugees. joining us to tell us about the process of forming that coalition government.
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>> well, the official results have been announced. already the coalition counts the votes. the ruling want 56, but the real winner is the bridge of independent list. they won 19 seats, and either of these coalitions can form a government without their support. what they'll decide in the next couple of days maybe even in the next couple of hours whether croatia will go to the right or stay on the center left position they've been on. >> the crisis was dominating those elections over in croatia. how will the new government handle the refugee crisis?
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>> well, more than 330,000 refugees in the last few months. it has been a key issue. the conservative democratic union said that they will try to control the borders. also more efficient registration of the refugees. but they have a strong tie and connection so they'll probably follow berlin's lead. now the ruling social democrats have been accused of dealing with this situation. they said they want to deal with the refugee crisis in a more humane way, and they said that croatia will not become a shot spot, even if germany and austria close off their borders. >> there is a stand off between detainees and officers at the christmas island detention center. the remote island is located more than 2,000 kilometers
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northwest of perth in the indian ocean where australia holds asylum seekers trying to get into the country. >> australia said it's trying to restore order at the immigration center. one politician said that the facility is in meltdown. she said employees, the company that manages the facility, have abandoned their posts. >> the situation at the detention center now is very tension. there are no guards inside the facilities. >> sources inside the facility say that the violence began over the weekend. after the death of an iranian kurdish refugee, who tried to escape. the detainee had sought refuge in australia but was jailed instead. his body was found at the body of a cliff. >> we also know that he was suffering from psychological and physical harm due to abnormally
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the traumatic circumstances which he fled from a as a kurd who had been in iran, also due to his treatment in australia in prolonged detention which caused him severe harm and made him suicidal. >> detainee rights groups accuse the australian government of cruel and inhumane treatment at christmas island. now there is concerned of people seeking refugee in australia will get even worse. >> these are people who stay on christmas island choosing not to come to new zealand. now the risk is that they damage their own appeals because they undertake other criminal activity. >> some australian politician say there is a crisis as australia's detention centers. they say its time for the government to start being up front about the conditions at these facilities. >> for us at the moment the
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priority is to restore order within the center, and people on the ground are undertaking those activities. >> australia says although it takes a tough stance on asylum seekers it tries to meet standards when it comes to looking after them. al jazeera. >> egyptian investigative reporter and human rights activists
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>> if anybody tries to speak outside of the lines of the state-sanctioned speech they will be harassed, prosecuted, even jailed. this is a very clear message that they're sending to egyptians and to the international community. >> all right, sarah, we thank you for your time. now a member of the team investigating the metro jet crash in egypt, they're 90% certain that it was caused by a bomb. the flight came down in the
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sinai peninsula killing all 224 people on board. a member of the egyptian investigation is reported to have said that a noise in the final seconds of a cockpit recording indicates that an explosion was caused by a bomb. now the metro jet crash has dealt a severe blow to egypt's tourism industry which has contributed to the economy of the country. >> the bomb something shaping up to be a financial disaster as well as a human tragedy. russian and british tourists are the backbone of the egyptian market but now both countries have imposed travel bans and several other countries have followed suit. >> immediately the russian market, which is 3 million people a year, i think will be very hard hit. and of course, holiday makers
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from britain, germany, italy, are going to be very worried about the message they send out. >> tourism makes up 13% of egypt's economy. 12% of egyptians work in the sector. but recent years have been tough. egypt saw 14.7 million tourists. but in 2014 that had fallen to 9.9 million. tourism revenues peaked at $12.8 billion in 2008. but 2015 is unlikely to exceed $7 billion. russian tourist who is booked for egypt are being offered alternative holidays in turkish results. the knock-on impact is enormous. >> tourist agencies will suffer losses because they cannot sell egypt any more, and because they'll have to invest in the alternative. and egypt in a shock of the whole because they're losing business the situation is very
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difficult. >> 2015 was supposed to be a turning point for the egyptian tourism industry. this past week should have seen the launch of a global pr campaign. a three-year deal to promote egypt in 27 global markets. instead the campaign has been sheffield. the launch events canceled. >> even though in many of these cases i can speak for jordan, tunisia and egypt, the situation on 99% of the time is very safe and very enjoyable and there is no sense of any security issue. but people's perceptions change. for a tour operator who they spend a long time promoting destination, they get to a point where they say it's not worth it. >> egyptian tourism has suffered setbacks in the past. last year a bomb on a tourist bus in sinai killed two south
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koreans and an egyptian. earlier this year the egypt air force mistakenly bombed a mexican convoy in the egyptian desert. russian and british passenger jets in sharm el sheikh could resume as early as this friday, but the lost revenue will last for months recovering from the reputational damage to egypt will take even longer. these departing tourists may never return. >> 32 members of tunisia's parliament has resigned throwing the prospect of a political future in doubt. there are members of the party previously led by the president, until monday this was the largest party in parliament. now the religious base holds the majority of seats. tunisia became a democracy after the 2011 uprising that ousted the president of the time.
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now they have honored nobel's peace prize winners. they met for the first time since the award last night. the quartet held build a democracy four years ago. they are due to receive their awards in oslo next month. the u.n. security council is to meet to discuss the violence in you bu burundi. security forces have been conducting door to door searches but many fear a crackdown. violence. hundreds of elderly people in kenya are being murdered every year after being accused of witchcraft often by their own relatives. charities working with the
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elderly say traditional beliefs and ignorance are other threats. our correspondence mall come web is a place where they're finding yes, ma'am. >> this remote village is a shelter for old people who have been accused of witchcraft. they come here to hide from their neighbors who threaten to kill them. it is a real problem here. charities say more than 200 old people are killed every year accused of being witches. this woman said she was accused by her own relatives. >> it was some of my family members who chased me from my home. i have some problems with my joints. they found it strange and they said i was a witch and sent me away. [singing] >> the people who run the shelters believe in witchcraft, too. every has to go through this ceremony whether they believe in
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it or not. [singing] those who do say the saving cleanses people who were witches. people are allowed to come in this shelter. for many there is a dispute of land or livestock and behind that is extreme poverty. in this woman's case she inherited 100 acres of farmland from her late husband. she thinks some of her children want to sell it. the growing population and lack of jobs have made people desperate. >> because people want to inherit the land and find a way the moment we move--we kill this person, then we shall be free, the land will be hours. they find ways of eliminating
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the elders. >> this woman said that she doesn't know what happened to her land since she fled, but she wanted to come with us to find out. this is all that is left of her house. the grass roof burned, the walls pushed down. next door she finds some of her grandchildren and daughter-in-law. one of her sons is here, too. he didn't want to talk to her. the people who came here said it was not safe for her to be here. she said when she was her grandchildren's age all people were cared for by their families. now she doesn't know if she'll see them. after the break other sports news and it's advantage australia and it's test against new zealand. we have details coming up in just a moment.
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>> the report into allegations of widespread doping in russian athletics said the future credibility of all sports is at stake. it's been recommended that russia be suspended from all athletic competitions. the report commissioned by the world anti-doping agency found evidence of systemic doping in russia. it said that russia's doping laboratory destroyed results and there was a deep-rooted culture of cheating.
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information from the iaaf has been withheld as not to compromise an ongoing criminal investigation. >> the opiniopublic opinion moves towards the view that all sport is corrupt, and that effects the credibility of sport. the actions we found here, as i say, that effect the outcome of competitions on the field of play are particularly serious. if you can't believe those results. >> in last few minutes the presidents of the iaaf is seeking approval from his council to suspend russia. in a statement he said:
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>> well, athletics is a sport with a history of doping. the 1970s saw east germany leading a state sponsored doping program after it had won 40 gold medals at the 1976 olympics. in 2002 an u.s. federal investigation uncovered a laboratory was providing steroids to athletes including marion jones. and this could be the sports' most damaging yet, a recommendation that russia be suspended due to systemic doping. we're in geneva, paul, we've
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been hearing from russia in response to that report. what have we heard from the russian federation? >> well, the russian federation saying this commission has no right to ban them. they'll have to go to the iaaf, as you've been mentioning there. we're going to hear about that, i'm sure in the next hours, days, but in the meantime we're here with the german investigative reporter, who sparked all this investigation into the russian doping. this commission would never have been set up. this is a huge vindication of your efforts. what for you has been the most serious and disturbing aspect of your investigation, and why is it so important to protect sports? >> i would say that it's a systemic problem in russia, that many so-called stake holders, i would say, are involved in that, and it means, for example, the russian anti-doping agency was
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normally most serious fighter against doping was a supporter of doping and cover up of doping. we have doping control at moscow, which was obviously helping dopers to cheat. we have federation that more or less forced athletes to cheat, to dope. and we have a country with politician who is helped or at least tolerated this kind of system. that is a really serious problem. i'm really in favor of the recommendation to exclude russia from the olympic games. >> now we always hear from the ioc. we try our best to be independent and follow up on sports not only entertaining covering life.
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if you see how athletes escape from doping controls in russia as well as other countries, if you see how efficient doping controls are, then you have to see that the anti-doping system isn't really not very good. it's not working very well. and it needs obviously whistle blowers as they are more efficient than the doping control system to resolve or reduce the problem. >> now quickly this cannot be just russia. they believe other countries or sports are involved. how are we going to find out about that? >> you need whistle blowers, research, independent anti-doping organizations. if you do not help them it will not work. it is not independent. the commission was independent. but it is a big body, a monitoring body is not
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independent because they have financed 50% of the sports organizations. so there is a clear interest of conflict. >> thank you. your investigation sparked all that. >> thank yothank you paul. >> zimmerman serving his team with a last-minute goal with the seattle sounders. the efforters of the game with a penalty shoot out. but it was zimmerman who scored. now 30 footballers at the university of missouri said they'll be boycotting team activities. the college could be hit with a $1 million penalty if they forfeit the game scheduled for saturday.
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two the biggest names in basketball faced off on sunday as the new york knicks hosted the los angeles lakers led by kobe bryant. he scored 18 on the night up staged by carmelo anthony. the knicks winning 99-95. australian's cricketers have beaten new zealand to take a 1-0 lead. australia needed seven wickets on the day with new zealand chasing a target of 504. new zealand all out for 295. okay, plenty more sport coming up later, but that is it for now. >> thank you very much, andy, for that update. thank you for watching the news hour on al jazeera. a that's it for myself and the team here in doha. we hand you over to the broadcast center in london with more news in just a moment.
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>> an unprecedented scandal. the anti-doping agency calls for russia to be suspended from all competitions. >> hello there, i'm barbara serra. you're watching al jazeera live from london. as violence continues in the west bank israel's prime minister meth meets barack obama in washington. celebrations in myanmar as early election results show major gains for the opposition party. and failing a