thanks for watching. the news continues next from doha. >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ from our head quarters in doha, i'm dareen abughaida. here is what is coming up in this news hour. the man suspected of planning the paris attacks is dead, killed during a police raid. france's lower house votes to expand the state of emergency for three months. protests in manila, as world leaders meet to discuss regionaling tensions and now to boost trade. i'm in thailand where police
are in a new push trying to stop the huge flow of drugs coming across the border from myanmar. abdelhamid abaaoud the man suspected of plan last week's attacks in paris is dead. he was formally identified after matching his fingerprint. he was among those killed in a police raid in a paris suberb. the senate still needs to approve an extension to the state of the emergency. the french interior ministry said abdelhamid abaaoud had been involved in four plots. he said that europe must defend itself against terrorism. >> translator: europe must organize itself and to defend
itself against this threat. tomorrow i will be with the minister of justice, and we will be asking all the ministers of justice to make sure that europe urgently puts in place a pan-european plan to reinforce external frontiers and also to coordinate in a more efficient way the strategy of arms. >> let's cross over to paris and bring in jonah hull. tell us more about the death of abdelhamid abaaoud, jonah. >> reporter: well, it was the words of bernard that summed it up best, the chief target he said of yesterday -- wednesday east raid has been hit. he cannot hurt us anymore. the republican is doing all it can to combat terrorism. and that really probably summed
up the mood and the way in which the news of his death, this man, abdelhamid abaaoud, will have been greeted here in france with great relief by the investigators, security services and the french public. because he has quite clearly been put at the very center of the planning and organizing of the attacks last week. he called him the mastermind of those attacks. a man who spent time in syria with isil, appears to have returned to europe to initiate his own friends in belgian to be used along with french citizens in carrying out those attacks. he has also been linked by the interior minister, announcing his involvement in other foiled attacks. foiled by french security forces. he has been connected to the august attempted attack on a train traveling from amsterdam
to paris when a man walked on to a train and was battled to the ground by passengers on that train. there have been suggestions that he may have been connected to the january attackers here in paris. so a key suspect, now out of the way. there is still, however, one key figure on the ran, and that is the brother of who was one of the suicide attackers last friday. he was thought possibly to have been in that apartment yesterday morning. he was not, and is still on the run. >> now that the lower house has voted to extend the state of emergency by three months what does this mean for the measures that will be implemented ? >> well, the state of emergency that was put into place within hours of friday's attack, sweep
powers to the security services to the police, the military, the intelligence services, all the judiciary. they can do precisely what the police did on wednesday morning under the cover of darkness and with extraordinary and lethal course. they can detain suspects, they can shut down places of public gatherings, sports venues, concert halls and the like, and indeed they can ban demonstrations in public gathering which they have already done around the up coming climate change conference in a couple of week's time, when world leaders will be here causing an enormous security headache. so they need all of the powers they get just conferred upon them by the country's parliament
behind me there. >> jonah thank you. police in belgium launching raids just outside of brussels, and they are related to friday's attacks in paris. some of the suspects had links to belgium. the country's prime minister has promised to step up security. he has announced that 400 million euros will go towards fighting groups like isil. >> translator: we want to act along four major lines, first to eradicate messages of hate and calls to violence, second to concentrate on identified dangerous individuals. >> paul brennan is in brussels with more. >> reporter: strong words from the belgium prime minister here in brussels this morning, clearly understanding the pressure he is under, and the need to save lives and preevent
future disasters, future tragedies such as have happened in paris. in that includes $427 million to deef up the security services who's limitations here in belgium have been well pub sized in the last few days. there are just about a thousand state and military ib tell against employees, that's not many when you consider the high-profile headquarters that are based here. nato, the e.u. institutions, dozens of banks, and the air traffic security system as well. so the size of the task facing those people trying to stay on top of the chatter and threats clearly needs to be beefed up. the other thing he had strong words for, was any radicalized foreign fighters returning from syria. they will go straight to prison from now, he has announced.
strong words indeed. operationally, there is more work going on in the streets of brussels already now on thursday. we have had a number of raids, sa at least one arrest, not just in this district, but also in other districts, and they are targeting not just direct associates of those involved in the paris attacks, but they are also looking at a previous radicalized elements that perhaps haven't been cleaned up as of yet. so some of the raids directed at associates of the suicide bomber that blew himself up in paris, other raids looking at more historical radicalized elements that they have now decided to tackle. syria's government and the armed opposition have failed to reach a ceasefire agreement in the damascus countryside. russian strikes are still ongoing in opposition-held
areas. our correspondent has more. >> reporter: the attacks in paris last week have had an effect far beyond the borders of france. french fighter jets launched their bigger raid to date. their target, raqqa, french officials call the strikes revenge for friday's attacks. and the u.s. and russia have also stepped up their campaigns. russian bombs hit oil fields controlled by isil. >> this is going to be in my view another strategic mistake, dealing with another -- a second war on terrorism, which is not going to be any different than the first war on terrorism which failed miserably and replaced al-qaeda with daesh. >> reporter: russia has always
said its main target is isil, but it has hit other opponents to bashar al-assad. a political settlement in syria will be impossible, as long as bashar al-assad remains in power. >> most of the strikes from russia have been directed toward propping up the assad regime. >> reporter: despite international criticism, assad's position appears to be strengthening, in his latest interview he down played isil's strength in syria. >> translator: if you want to talk about the strength of isil, the first thing you have to ask is how much of a real imcue bait for you have in a certain society. until this moment, i can tell you isil doesn't have the natural incubator, or social incubator within syria.
>> reporter: negotiations to produce a ceasefire near the capitol damascus failed on thursday. the talks have been going on for a number of days, mediated by russia. further evidence that assad has been strengthed by moscow. two israelis have been killed in a stabbing attack in tel-aviv. the palestinian who was said to have carried out the attack has been taken into custody. 14 israel list and 87 palestinians have been killed in such incidents since the beginning of october. let's speak to our correspondent joining us on the phone to tell us more about what you know about this latest incident, irene. >> reporter: hi, yes, any incident took place in a commercial building in tel-aviv, the israelis reported that a palestinian went on to the second floor of the building,
and later moved to the first floor where another israel was stabbed. the palestinian was apprehended as you said, and he is a 36-year-old father of five from the area of hebron. we're seeing a lot of tension over the two months and a half or so with 30 palestinians that have died in that area specifically. some of them have carried out stabbing attacks. shortly after this [ inaudible ] shots were fired at an israeli car in the occupied west bank south of bethlehem, there were six israelis injured in that incident, two in severe condition, the suspect has been shot and taken into custody. >> thank you for that update. security fears are leading many in the u.s. to say no to
syrian refugees. we'll hear from muslims in one of the states that wants to close its doors to refugees. i'm charles stratford reporting on the blue nile, one of the largest building projects in africa's history. the grand renaissance dam. and the latest from the dp world tour championships coming up in sports. ♪ kurdish peshmerga forces in iraq are trying to contain isil. however, some local villagers are concerned that if they leave their homes, the kurds will not let them return. imran khan reports. >> reporter: kurdish peshmerga forces keep watch. this is thing front line. soldiers from the 14th division hold the village here.
the local captain shows al jazeera the front lines and says the successful operation to defeat isil in the town of sinjar last week has given them hope. >> translator: we're waiting for an agreement between the iraqi central government, and the coalition and kurdish government air support will be key. >> reporter: that air support is problematic. about kilometer and a half that way are isil-held positions. this base comes under regular attack by them. especially in this type of weather where the u.s.-lead coalition can't fly drone strikes. once isil is defeated there is a fear that the kurds will take over this area, and the arabs who lived here may not be able to return. though commander, says iraq's security forces aren't capable
of holing the area. >> we liberated this area. now we are liberated. now we are responsible to protect this area. and so now we are responsible and -- for protecting this area. >> reporter: for now the displaced arabs wait in camps outside of the main city of erbil, and wonder if they will ever be allowed home. >> translator: we want to go back to our villages. i don't care if they give me a mansion here, i would rather live in a tent in my own village. >> reporter: they can't come back to villages like this. you can see hins of the fighting that took place. no one will be able to return until the kurdish regional government and the iraqi government agree on a plan. imran khan, al jazeera.
iran has called on all sides to join u.n.-sponsored peace talks to bring an end to the war in yemen. there has been more fighting in yemen's southern city of ta'izz, and forces loyal to president hadi took over houthi positions. 17 houthi fighters were killed. a libyan man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder a british policewoman three decades ago. she was shot outside of the libyan embassy in london in 1984. they described the arrest of the man in his 50s as a significant development. talks have wrapped up in manila, but security concerns have overshadowed trade talks. >> reporter: calling the summit a success, the leaders of a-pac
showed a united front despite their in political differences. they agreed to keep working together towards inclusive and sustainable growth. they also promised to make separate regional trade agreement compliment each other, and to eradicate poverty, all part of what the host leader called a people-centered agenda. >> these past couple of days we discussed the critical regional and global issues we faced. the discussions over the past couple of days have taken a broader approach. we have sought to address the challenges presented by the ever-changing global economic view. >> reporter: the leaders also acknowledged that they must cooperate on factors outside of trade that influence the global economy. and there were many meetings on the sidelines to discuss those
issues. the leaders of the asia pacific economic cooperation say prosperity is a powerful tool against the root causes of radicalization. thousands of protesters including international activists say a-pac is nothing more than a coalition of opprezers, pushing a form of globalization that only benefits a few. these are some of the people that a-pac members agreements will meant to help. but they say nothing has changed for them since the group came together in 1989. filipinos accuse governments and big cooperations of harassment, and failing to protect the environment. >> translator: they are killing people from your tribe. our relatives. because they want to take our mountains, and big mines. those mountains are what
sustains us. >> reporter: a-pac leaders say they know they still have much to do, and as they begin to head home, they can only hope their people's agenda eventually satisfied all of the people. it may be months before myanmar's new government officially takes over, but the opposition leader is already busy with talks about the transfer of power. the leader of the national league for democracy met with the out going speaker of the house. the u.n. says serbia and macedonia have begun to limit the number of refugees crossing their borders. they are hoping to reach western and northern europe. africans and asians are also being refused entry. slovenia has announced it will
turn back economic migrants. president obama will veto demands for greater screens of refugees from syria and iraq. one of the first states trying to impose a ban on syrian refugee is texas. rob reynolds reports from austin. >> reporter: at an islamic school and mosque in austin, texas, children play without a care, but of their parents and other adults were jolted when the governor said syrian refugees were not welcome in this state. abbott told president barack obama not to send any syrians to texas for fear they might include operatives loyal to the islamic state. this woman was born in syria and says the governor is
misinformed. >> literally isis has destroyed half of syria, so they are really victims. so i don't see how we can portray them as being terrorists. >> reporter: there are a handful of refugees in austin, but they all declined interviews. but the head of the refugees help agency in austin said all refugees are screened by several government agencies before they are allowed to settle in the u.s. >> we know, and we are given assurances that any refugee that comes into our community has been fully vetted by the federal government through the department of homeland security, and all of the appropriate security checks. >> reporter: so far the u.s. has taken in only about 2,000 syrian refugees. but the obama administration plans to admit 10,000 more over
the next 12 months. now more than half of the governors of the 50 u.s. states say their doors are closed to syrians. the fact is, however, that no governors, whether here in texas or elsewhere, have any legal right to prevent syrian refugees from settling within their borders. once the u.s. federal government has given a refugee permission to enter, they can live wherever they want. muslim leaders here are reluctant to criticize the governor. they say they understand how rattled americans are by the attacks in paris and elsewhere, claimed by the islamic state. but they plead for sympathy too. >> this is all a test, test for everybody, test for humanity, test for empathy, test as humans, how sincere and loving are we going to be? >> reporter: so far america doesn't seem to be getting a very good grade on that test? >> not really. but there are a lot of good
folks here in town. >> reporter: late tuesday, white house officials spoke with 34 governors in an attempt to reassure them that the refugee underrigorous screening before coming to the u.s. it is pegged as africa's largest construction project ever. it will generate 6,000 megawatts of electricity once completed. but a project this big comes with its fair share of concerns. charles stratford reports from western ethiopia. >> reporter: ethiopia legend says the blue nile flows from the biblical garden of eden. the ethiopian government says the dam will put an end of
centuries of argument over sharing this life-giving resource. construction began in april 2011. the ethiopian government is paying for the $4 billion project in partnership with an italian contractor. sudan and egypt were afraid the dam would restrict down-stream flow. by an agreement was signed in march, each country conducting its own study, and analysis by international experts. >> we entered into the contract, we have already assured that this is a environmentally friendly project, an economically sound project. this will also benefit downstream countries equally as it will benefit ethiopia. >> reporter: the studies continue. there are numerous issues to be resolved, including the exact size of the reservoir.
when filled it will stretch well beyond the mountains that you can see in the far distance. the dam as you can see is around 47% complete, and when that reservoir is filled though water level will come up to around where i am standing. the government is giving money and land to the around 4,000 families that have to be moved from this area. this man is expecting around $4,000 from the government to help with the move. >> translator: i hope we are going to benefit. because i'm going to buy cattle, goats, and maybe a house. >> reporter: around 80% of ethiopias 96 million people work in agriculture, and that is something the government says must change. >> the hope is to get out of poverty, that's our agenda. we have to move to industry.
>> reporter: the dam will generate 6,000 megawatts of power, and there are plans to sell electricity to countries as far away as spain and south afric africa. >> there are studies that should be conducted and have to be conducted, and the outcome, literally, will guide us how to work together. >> reporter: a pledge to change the course of this river's history, and to improve the lives of millions who live along its banks and beyond. charles stratford, al jazeera are. coming up, we'll tell you why a village chief in south africa, is using his government-fitted toilet as a stall room. soviet contamination still threatens in region with an environmental catastrophe. >> one of the good things to what happened now is not
hello again, the top stories on al jazeera. abdelhamid abaaoud, the man suspected of planning last week's attacks in paris is dead. the french prosecutor said abaaoud was among those killed in a police raid on wednesday. speaking earlier the interior minister said he was also behind the attack on a train in august. and the lower house of parliament has voted to extend the state of emergency for three more months. but the emergency extension also has to be passed by the upper house, the senate. belgium's prime minister has told parliament that he is boosting the security budget. as he spoke, belgium police were
carrying out arrests where nine people were detained. more now on the death of the key planner of the paris attacks. >> reporter: the young man linked to one of the worst attacks in modern day france. isil says it is behind it in what it calls its war against the west. but abdelhamid abaaoud was born and raised a european, son of moroccan parents. in the suburb in brussels where he grow up, the neighborhood has been holding a vigil. he was one of about 12 young people in the area that went to syria to fight for isil. and he tried to recruit others with videos like this one. >> translator: are you satisfied with this life you have, staying home, this humiliating life,
whether it's in europe, africa, arabic countries, american, this humiliating life where you call yourself a muslim? do you dare to call yourself a muslim? >> reporter: his father owned businesses and he attended an exclusive school. only those closest to him what turned the middle class boy into a propagandaist for the cause. >> look for pride and honor. you will only find it in jihadism. >> reporter: and this eye dee -- ideology he left europe for syria a few years ago. he bragged on line about how easy it was to travel. it's his european passport that gave him an advantage young men
in other parts of the world don't have. the freedom to move between continents. >> we're joined now by martin rearden. martin, when you look at what france is doing strategically and we know it has extended its state of emergency by three months, meaning it can put entire neighborhoods on lockdown, order searches inside any premises. your thoughts on that? >> they have to be careful. you don't want to throw gasoline on a fire that is already burning. these neighborhoods already feel marginalized. they have the perception they are out of the main stream in france. there is no sense alean at itting them more. they have to be careful. at the same time, there is a legitimate security risk in
france, and find out if there are other cells out there. but they have to work with the communities. >> how does france do that? how do they balance equality and liberty that france is so proud of and make sure they don't marginalize communities? >> it's important that when they do put down measures that they are targeting specific individuals, a very, very narrow group, not the community at a whole. they need to explain to the community leaders what is going on. if you have the community leaders supporting you, the action will be much more successful. >> even in the united states some republicans there now talking about closing the door on refugees. so this has really sparked a debate about refugees. >> it has in north america and europe, elsewhere. on the political side it's -- you have to have that perception that you have strong, and law and order, and that just
causes more harm, again, it's liar throwing gas on a fire that is already burning. >> if we look at the past month, october into november, the attack on the russian airliner, the beirut bombings, and of course now the paris attacks with 129 people killed. what does it tell you about isil's reach and what is the way to fight isil? >> well, the reach is -- extensive. >> how is this possible when the u.s.-lead coalition has been bombing isil for more than a year now. >> the u.s. has been bombing al-qaeda in afghanistan for 13 careers. al-qaeda is still there. it's not the individuals. it's the ideology. you have to defeat the ideology, and the way you do that is
defeat the route causes. there is a reason why extremism flourishes in afghanistan and pakistan, those are different reasons to how it flourishes in iraq. it could be a number of things, but it's different for every country, every region. >> martin thank you very much for joining us. >> uh-huh. >> bosnian prosecutors are investigating the killing of two soldiers in sarajevo as an act of terrorism. an man armed with an automatic weapon shot and killed two soldiers, and then fired at a passenger bus. the shooter then fled the scene and blew himself up at his home. the ethnic divisions that lead to the baltic conflict hasn't been resolved.
in the coming dates leaders will begin commemorating the deal signed in the u.s. patty culhane looks back at that historic moment. >> reporter: in the kitchen of their critically acclaimed restaurant, these two people are never far from memory of their home in bosnia. a place they left more than 20 years ago, as religious factions ripped this country apart, a war this muslim and catholic couple said they never saw coming. >> even when it started we didn't believe it. we were like no, that's not possible that religion can divide us so much to turn us against each other. >> reporter: more than two decades later, they are still surprised at how divided their home country remains. >> we speak same language. i not understand why it is the problem, it looks the same,
speak any language, and making problem for some reason. >> reporter: the date an accord stopped the war. dan hamilton said there was another issue with the agreement. >> right after dayton, we descended again into chaos, ethnic cleansing, all sorts of horrors associated with kosovo. so it didn't address another piece of the puzzle. >> reporter: this couple was fortunate, they escaped with their 8-month-old daughter, seeking refuge in germany and eventually the united states. >> if we didn't have a child, i would assume we would have stayed and fight for our lives and made some way to be alive, but when you have a child, you -- you just get so much strength and energy that nobody can take from you. >> reporter: strength they found they needed when they went back to bosnia.
>> it's actually really hard when you go somewhere and you find all of the people are not there anymore. and i always get emotional and i always -- no matter how many years pass, i still not go to my house. >> reporter: the dayton accord made peace possible. one of the legacies of the soviet era has been the dumping of radioactive waist in countries that were once part of the ussr. the u.n. says up to 55 million tons of uranium sites. environmentalists have warned that around 9 million people could be exposed to high levels of radiation. and 92 nuclear dump sites are threatening people and the
environment. robin forestier-walker reports. >> reporter: it's a race to contain an invisible menace. these men are rebuilding the defenses around a radioactive dump to protect it from flooding. i'm told the risk of inhaling dangerous particles is small, but it's dusty work, so i'm not taking any chances. 23 tailing dumps, waste from uranium other, threaten this town. the world bank has helped move some of the material, but as this official explains, they want more foreign aid to finish the job. >> translator: if we get 50 million euros, then we can sort this problem out, take away the waste, bury it in a safer place.
>> reporter: until that happens, a landslide, or a flood could dump radioactive sludge into the region's river system. it feels as if this town is under siege from radiation, and the government is doing what it can, with limited resources to hold back the contamination. in some places uranium tailings are exposed. they are up to eight times higher than the form. this is also a dump for ordinary waste. >> local medical professionals assume a link between illnesses and the presence of the waste, because we have slightly higher cancer rates compared to other neighboring areas. >> reporter: in the absence of any major study into the impact of radiation on public health, the link is anecdotal, but that
is little consolation for a town in decline, once famous for providing the uranium used to make the soviet union's first atomic bombs. this person scours the dumps every day in search of scrap metal. she has her own remedy. >> translator: you don't need to drink, much, maybe 50 or 100 grams of vodka a day. it's good for you, because of the uranium here. >> reporter: three bags will earn her a dollar a day. radiation is the least of her worries. robin forestier-walker, al jazeera. on this world toilet day, the u.n. is highlighting the problem of poor sanitation. in south africa millions of people don't have proper toilet facilities. with water in short supply, new kinds of toilets have made their way to villages, but in one
community, people are choosing not to use them. >> reporter: this person was overjoyed when she heard her home would be fitted with a toilet. but that excitement was short lived when it was built outside of her house, and instead of a flush toilet, she was confronted by one that requires manual cleaning. >> the idea of how we're going to use it, it's going to be an old system, we have to clean it -- ourselves. >> reporter: it's known as a you rain diversion toilet. it separates waste from urine which is stored under the toilet building, which is used as compost once it is shovelled out. she says it is not hygenic or safe. the village chief uses his toilet as a storeroom.
>> translator: the community feel oppressed because of these toilets. >> everybody aspires to this flush toilet, and the reality is, you know, we don't have enough water to provide these services, but equally you need to then provide the technology that causes it, and that's extremely costly. >> reporter: the city is looking at rolling out the toilets in urban areas too. the municipalities build more than 80,000 of these toilets, and has 30,000 more to build. an alternative may have to be considered, but a research group says mind sets have to change. >> these can be -- can be seen as buckets. you are still emptying your waste. they are actually not. it's a new innovative, future solution, that they are trying
to pose. so the real question is back to the communication and the engagement with citizens. >> reporter: there are those in the community who have bought into the idea to counter public resistance, the municipality has begun collecting the waste from some of the toilets, but there's little understanding of how to use them. until that changes, toilets in homes remain unused and forgotten. all of the sports news coming up on the al jazeera news hour. we'll sell you if the jazz could find their rhythm against the raptors. ♪
♪ the drug trafficking business in southeast asia is worth over $33 billion a year, according to the u.n. in a bid to stop the trade, several nations are joining forces. they are forming a regional action plan against the drug manufacturers, traffickers, and dealers. wayne haye reports from thailand on the biggest victims caught up in this war, the children. >> reporter: in a dawn raid on a remote village in thailand, the world of a small girl was turned upside down. one of the targets of the raid near the border with myanmar was her stepfather who was wanted in connection with drug trafficking and killing a policeman. he wasn't there, but the mother of the ten year old was caught with a small bag of
methamphetamine pills. enough to be charged as a dealer. at the police station in town, she was able to contemplate what will amount to years in jail and years away from her daughter. >> >> translator: since there is no one taking care of her now, she'll need to get a job and take care of herself. >> reporter: that's what this girl has had to do for the last three years. when she is not working the fields, the 15 year old is looking after her brother and sister. they live with extended family, but she has become the main caregiver, while their mother serves another three years. their father killed himself in custody. >> translator: living with my parents was a happy time. now my happiness has ended. >> reporter: despite increasing regional cooperation, lives continue to be destroyed. in a pristine part of the world
that is a key transit point for drugs. just across the border it is controlled by the united state army which is believed to be one of if not the longer producer and trafficker of drugs. the drug barons have a ready supply of workers wanting to make money by trafficking and dealing. >> translator: after each arrest, we investigate further to uncover the syndicates. we have people working in each area, and we see the assets of those key drug traffickers. last year we dismantled some big networks. >> reporter: but in this case, another child is left behind as another parent is taken away, another casualty of an illicit boarer trade. en wayne haye, al jazeera, thailand. farah is here with an update on the day's sports stories.
rory mcelroy's defense on the race to dubai is still on track. he is sighed at 6th at 4 under par. he is looking to claim aer third money list in four years. >> it was a bit scrappy before that. i bogeyed the 10th hole and then got it back with a couple of good birdies. and in between those and the birdie at the last, there was a bit of ugly golf in there. but it is nice to get ab round in 60. it felt like a little bit of a struggle at times. but the way i finished makes it feel better. the french leigh resumes on friday in what is the first top-flight match since the attacks on paris.
arsenal's boss was there. >> maybe a little bit too much deterrent and not enough security worries, and we have to raise the level. one of the good things are to what happened now is that security level will be raised, and maybe the 2016 euro in france will be more secure. the chilean football association has confirmed that their president has resigned after being implicated in a corruption probe. he left on tuesday bound for the united states where he will reportedly serve as an fbi informant. 14 football officials were indicted in may into allegations of bribery, money laundering,
and wire fraud. >> translator: upon his return to the country on thursday, we asked for an urgent extraordinary meeting with him to clear up questions that were circulating. the meeting took place on the same day, and since he did not respond nor clear up our doubts, he was asked to step aside for the good of the industry and chilean soccer. the swiss has already qualified for the semifinals. djokovic needs to lose his match later for him to get through. it's currently one set all. russia has been named as one of six countries failing to comply with world anti-doping rules. there are others on the list. the world anti-doping agency revealed the non-compliant
countries in a meeting in the united states. a report said russia was guilty of wide-spread doping and their athletes have been banned. russia has been given a chance to reform its system in time for our athletes to participate in the next olympics. >> it was quite clear they are non-compliant. as of this minute, we now start the work with their assistance, and above all their assistance, because the ball is firmly in russia's court, that they have to become compliant, and clearly we will help them to do that. the san antonio spurs won their sixth straight game on wednesday, beating denver 109-98. they sit second in the western conference. there was also a win for the utah jazz. they beat toronto in salt lake city. the jazz responded with a
5-point run, and held on until the end. derrick favor starting with 18 points, as they ran out 93-89 winners. new zealand's two-time world cup champion has announced his retirement from rugby. he is the most cap-tested rugby player of all time. and he lead the awl -- all blacks in a hundred of those games. >> as a rugby player you always know it's coming, but i don't think it is really going to sink in until i see the training and the games. but i am determined to, you know, not dwell on things. i have been lucky -- no regrets, i had a hell of a time, and i'm
excited about what is next. >> that's all of your sport for you. >> thank you very much. in the wake of the paris attacks leaders around the world are looking at how they can better protect their citizens. one option is the use of smart systems. networks of sin ors and cameras which monitor people and their activities. >> reporter: a ripple of gunfire, recorded and identified by smart roof top sensors. they are sent within seconds to the police. >> this is accumulation of gunfire over the last 30 days. >> reporter: along with the precise details of the location. they are part of an effort to combat gun crime mostly in the u.s. european cities are now looking at how it can help them as well.
>> clearly what is going on here -- and here is the value of this. they are clearly engaged in gun play. testing this weapon out here. >> in the particular case of the paris attacks our technology could effectively be that fire alarm for law enforcement to maybe get there one, or two minutes sooner. >> reporter: coupled with data analysis software, sensors and cameras have also been developed to track people's movements, either in vehicles, or as in this example when someone is seen leaving a package on a roof top. they are fast becoming the tools of choice for many of the world's cities, but they come with a tradeoff. the citizens have to ensure that any loss of privacy is offset by the city becoming a safer place to live. for some that balance has not
been achieved with cities too quick to install new technology, and yet to see useful results. >> we focus so much on mass surveillance. very expensive. we love the data, but it's not necessary or needed from people who are completely law-abiding. but then we take the money out of the traditional techniques that would have allowed us to identify specific persons that do pose a risk and follow them up thoroughly. >> reporter: making sure the data is analyzed in a way that is effective is a major challenge. one cities around the world are contemplating, as they seek to keep their citizens safe. thanks for watching the news hour on al jazeera. that's it for myself and the team in doha, but we hand you over to our teams in london. they'll have much more news coming up for you in just a
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dna tests show the man thought to have orchestrated the paris attacks was killed in wednesday's police raid. confirmation came as the french parliament extended the state of emergency, giving the police extra powers. ♪ hello, i'm in london. you are watching al jazeera. also coming up. two israelis are killed in a stabbing attack in tel-aviv. ♪ [ sobbing ] and why children are being caught up in a war on illegal drugs in southeast asia.