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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ >> hello and welcome to the news hour from al jazeera news center in doha and london these are the top stories. the spying controversy may harm the fight against terrorism. and another crisis on the eu's agenda. as hundreds of migrants are rescued, eu laders promise
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action but not yet snfl >> they have abused our hospitality and kindness to plan attacks from the safety of the refugee camps. >> kenyan's government wants the somalian refugees to go home. >> and i'll be reporting on the first presidential election in madagascar since the coup four years ago. ♪ hello, european leaders have issued a unanimous statement expressing deep concern about the united states spy program. they warn that undermining trust between the governments could harm the fight against terrorism. the phone records of millions of people in france hacked by the u.s. security agency. here is tim friends report from
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the europe you know summit in brussels. >> reporter:eu leaders head for home this weekend, all of them more nervous of using their mobile phones. they issued a strong final unanimous statement expressing deep concern about u.s. surveillance activities and saying that breach of trust could jeopardize future cooperation. the latest from lemonde with the suggest shun that the u.s. friend rated the french commuter system in 2012. and in london the guardian said the national security agency patrolled for the private numbers of 35 world leaders. europe now wants talks with washington to resolve the issue before the end of the year. >> translator: we said that france and germany -- not as germany plus france, but each country individually, will get
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in touch with the u.s. and try to work out a framework. obviously we will also have an exchange on how this should play out. >> reporter: a lot is at stake here. they are currently negotiating a big free trade agreement, but the president of the european parliament from germany's opposition party has suggested that those talks now be suspended. >> the german chancellor met with the french president. merkel says she wants a pact. >> translator: the purpose is to set a joint cooperation framework with the u.s. >> but for now washington is unapologetic. >> we're not going to compliment
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on every aledged activity. >> reporter: among eu leaders there's now a lack of frus in the u.s., and that could damage future intelligence gathering. tim friend, al jazeera, brussels. >> kimberly from the reaction from the united states and all of the anger in europe, how is washington trying to manage this? >> well, we just had reaction from the u.s. state department. and the spokesperson reacting and telling the reporters who asked about this right off of the top of the briefing that in fact the united states is open to discussions with world leaders you heard in the report there that there was a call for talks by the end of the year. while not giving any specifics. she said that the united states is open to those discussions and wants to talk about those issues, but other than that said
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this is largely business as usual for the united states. nothing unusual has been done here that any nation has not done in the past it's a and has not done for decades, that it is very common for countries to conduct intelligence and gather information, and the u.s. has done nothing wrong. >> no one disputes need for careful thorough intelligence gathering. it's not a secret that we collect information about what is happening ash the world to help protect our citizens, so does every intelligence service in the world. there are conversations that have been ongoing about these activities including over the past week or so. while our capabilities are unmatched the u.s. government is not operating unrestrained, all three branches of government play a role in overseeing our intelligence activities. >> kimberly who would have sanctioned the tapping into phone calls such as for example angela merkel's phone?
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how much would obama had really known of what is going on here? >> you would have to assume as president of the united states he was somewhat aware of what was going on. we had this same allegation involving the brazilian president. the president said that the u.s. is continuing to review its intelligence gathering practices, and trying to blanls the security concerns of the united states with the privacy concerns of its international allies. the spokesperson went on to say right now there is a review being done, a panel is investigating, and will be releasing the results of those investigations by the end of the year, but what i found most striking was that she seemed to indicate that shes as a result of these disclosures by edward snowden the fact that there will be even more revelations about
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u.s. spying that will be coming out in the days, weeks, months to come, and that she said, in fact that -- let me get this straight here, she has no plans to reveal the tactics or confirm or deny reports, but did indicate there would be more revelations to come. >> all right. kimberly thank you. well the eu leaders in bruisels were also discussing illegal migration which has killed hundreds of people in the mediterranean sea this month alone. barbara has more. >> eu leaders have ignored calls for action now eu task forces were asked to look at how to make migration policies more effective and report back in december. the italian prime minister said eu leaders have shown solidarity with countries bearing the brunt of the problem.
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>> we reached important agreements first of all on the raising of the topic, the top level of the european agenda. that was for us very important. applying the big value of solidarity that is one of the main values of the european union, and asked for the application of solidarity in this field, and we achieved. so i'm happy of that. >> well as the leaders met about 700 more people were being rescued from boats off of the italian island of lampedusa. >> reporter: while europe's leaders bet in brussels this is what was happening at night in the mediterranean. italian coast guard rescue hundreds of migrates, mostly
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syrians, many children. there are already syrians on lampedusa like this man who arrived by boat 11 days ago. he spends his nights in a detention center, and his days in a cafe waiting to be moved to the mainland. >> reporter: typically as winter approaches we see less migrants. but this year the weather has on the whole remained clear, and there is no sign that things are slowing down. meanwhile in rome [ inaudible ] demanded that europeans do more to protect migrants at sea. but they also wanted to protest their own government. they say it is the harsh regime that forces so many to risk their lives. and back on lampedusa, the day ended as it began with coast guard bringing refugees ashore. they were picked up about 100
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miles to the south. in brussels europe's leaders wish this problem would go away. but europe with all of its problems is still a place where migrants hope they will find peace and prosperity. al jazeera examination of the global refugee crisis continues this weekend with a special day of extensive coverage. we have teams around the world in special locations. and more analysis from barnaby phillips. that is escape routes, a news special this sunday right here on al jazeera. dna tests have confirmed a bulgarian woman is the biological mother of a young girl who was found last week. she said she gave up her daughter born in greece as she didn't have the means to support her. officials are investigating
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whether the child was sold, which could result in a jail sentence. in greece a roma couple have now been charged with the abduction of the girl. that is it for the moment. i'll have more news from europe a little later in the program. now back to doha. ♪ kenya's interior minister has accused somalia refugees of abusing his country's hospitality to plant terror attacks. >> i have been speaking to the officials about this, and they have said that the policy remains unchanged, that this country is keen for the refugees to go back to their country, but they are not being forced out, but they are acknowledging that
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the refugees must be allowed to go back voluntarily. but there is a lot of political pressure on the government to respond to these weaknesses in the security system. and a lot of people still believe that attackers are coming in through the refugee camps, and i think that's why we're seeing the political pressure accepted up. if you listen to this news conference, you'll see he doesn't specifically talk about forced returns, but does put on a lot more pressure. >> majority of refugees are from somali, a coup try now experiencing relative peace thanks to the government of kenyan and [ inaudible ] process. because of the returning [ inaudible ] in some parts of the federal republican of somali, the process of [ inaudible ] somalian ref ge e
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geese -- refugees has started? . >> they say it is wrong for the entire community to be collectively punished at the sins of a few attackers. >> while the kenyan deputy president must at ten his crimes against human trial in hague. the appeals chamber has reversed an earlier decision in june excusing him from attending some of the sessions. he is accused of organizing the violence after elections in 2007. the nigerian army says it has care rid out a raid killing .74 members of the military group. it says the operation involved air and ground support and targeted camps in northeastern nigeria. pakistan has denied that it has any prior knowledge of specific drone strikes within
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its border. a new un report is being submitted before the general assembly it reveals that u.s. drone strikes have killed far more people than the u.s. government has acknowledged. kristin is at the united nations in new york. and the pakistani government quick to come out and deny that they had any prior knowledge of drone strikes. why did they do that? >> reporter: well, i think it's in response to some recent media reports here in the united states which show that the pakistani government was actually discussing drone targets with the united states government even as it was publicly complaining about the strikes inside its country, that also the pakistani airstrips were used to launch some of these drone attacks. the ambassador to the united nations in this country apparently very embarrassed by these reports, which did not come as a surprise to many in
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washington, when this has long been a poorly held secret. but the pakistani official today came out and again denied that his government was not giving its consent. >> let me also state authoritatively that no explicit or implicit consent, approval or acquiescence has been given by the government of pakistan for the use of drone strikes. mr. chairman in pakistan all drone strikes are a chilling reminder that reprisal strikes by terrorists are around the corner. they put all pakistanis at risk. >> kristin now that this report has been submitted to the united nations, what is the un recommending? >> well, two un experts actually spoke today and talked about their concern that drones are being used illegally, and they
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want a couple of things to happen. one, they want more transparency on the part of nations who use droebs, particularly the united states. they want the united states to say how many civilance have been killed from their drone attacks. the un estimates about 400 since 2004 but the number could be much higher. they want the united states to explain its legal justification for using drones as well. and they also want the international community to discuss this issue more, and provide a framework for countries to used to justify these attacks. they say that drones are not inlegal under international law, but the potential for abuse is very high and strong, so there should be a framework that countries can refer to, to make sure that human rights aren't abused. >> thank you, kristin. still ahead, pushed into
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poverty by political upheaval. plus we'll report from sengal on the leading cause of death of women that is largely ignored by society. and we'll have all of the top stories later in sport. ♪ but first, un humanitarian chief says the relief response to the crisis in syria is severely inefficient. she says that ongoing violence means aid workers are unable to reach more than 2.5 million people in need. she also spoke of the increased threat of disease and concerns about a polio outbreak. >> diseases including those easily preventable by basic high again and vaccination are spreading at an alarming rate. just last week we received
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reports of polio cases, which if confirmed will mark the first polio outbreak in syria in 14 years. >> thousands of people are protesting on the gulf island state of bahrain. among them was prominent opposition figure who already faces charges of encouraging violence. and there are reports that police fired tear gas to disperse the protesters. our thousands of muslim brotherhood supporters are attending a rally. >> reporter: not everyone in jordan wants to be friends with israel. the muslim brotherhood here says it rejects the peace treaty signed between jordan and israel 19 years ago, and says that
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jordan should cut diplomatic ties with israel. because they continue to deny palestinians the right to a -- sovereign state they say. the people here say that when raids of the compound in jerusalem are allowed and settlements are built next though sacred shrines israel is undermining jordan's role. but it has allowed jordan a good international standing and foreign aid coming from west er countries. the two countries do see eye to eye when it comes to regional issues such as syria, with their security and stability on their minds, jordan and israel having
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increased their control and cooperation. two people are dead after fighting between police and supporters in the capitol of dahka. thousands turned out to demand that the government resign. >> reporter: people are worried that the violence of today will spill over into the coming days. the opposition leader has announced a 60 day [ inaudible ] these are general strikes when transportation is shut down and bidses are forced to shutdown. these strikes have a severe impact on the economy, so the public are worried of what this might mean for them, and they are really hoping some kind of deal can be struck. there has been some talk that if there can be communication between the two parties, the ruling party and the opposition party tomorrow, these general strikes will not be starting from day after tomorrow as they
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are currently planned. however, people are not very optimistic. that the stalemate is likely to continue. the tunisian opposition has begun talks with the government ending months of political dead lock. >> reporter: after months of deepening political crisis there is a glimmer at hope at last. at least they can have some political stability. finally the opposition and the government are talking. now in the next few weeks what we're expecting is discussions and hopefully an agrievance on a new constitution in the country, an intellectual body will be appointed and then a date for polls will be set. i have talked to people on the streets, and they are not as enthusiastic as any politicians.
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they are tired of the situation not just in political terms but in security concerns, there is an armed group which has been out killing solders. and the economic situation is worsening day by day. unemployment in some parts of the country is more than 50%. the cost of living is going up, and wages are staying the same. the people here want to see results from the politicians and want this resolved as quickly as possible. aide agencies have immediate the fight of hiv and malaria a fight across africa, but in sengal breast cancer is the leading cause of death for women, yet the disease is largely ignored. >> reporter: this woman suffers from breast cancer. she is in so much pain that she can't stand up or lay down.
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at the age of 35, cancer is taking her life away. >> translator: please don't take pity on me. i'm fighting with all that i have. i'm fighting with my heart. >> reporter: treatment is expensive. most breast cancer patients here die alone at home with no care. next to the city morgue is the only cancer institute in the country. those who make it here are steps from death. >> women here try to hide their breast cancer, only when the flesh begins to rot and smell then they come to see us. >> reporter: doctors are overwhelmed. these patients suffer from advanced stages of cancer and some of them are experiencing
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enormous amounts of pain. they have been coming up here to get access to the only radio therapy machine there is in this west african region. purchased 24 years ago this therapy machine is no longer used in the west. the institute relies on the yearly $50,000 government grant to keep it running. >> translator: there is a political will, we just have a limited budget. all diseases and illnesses are a government priority. >> reporter: government code limits the import of morphine to just a kilo a year. >> when you have medications that can easily relieve this pain, it calls into question whether they have met their obligation under the torture conventions. >> reporter: in the confines of her rooms she kinds distraction from the pain. before she has breast cancer she was a popular air dresser.
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it was a life she spent caring for others. and others cared for her. something that is slipping away now. argentina's agriculture industry may be growing, but farmers have been accused of using more post sides than ever to get larger harvests. it's causing health problems for rural communities. >> reporter: this man and his wife own a grocery store in the countryside, but they won't sell what is produced in local farms. he says there is so much pesticide in the region, fruit and vegetables are unhealthy. he has lung fibrosis, he blames it on pesticides praying in argentina's farm belt. >> they took my life away. life is a journey. i know i won't make it to the
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end. >> most of the countryside is now planted with soy, but it wasn't always the case. but people here remember the days when the price of soy was so high internationally everybody started planting it. the country was called the bred basket of the world. growing and harvesting was faster. genetically modified seeds and pesticide blengds were sprayed on crops. activists say there were no regulations and those farmer methods some at a cost according to a report by doctors. >> translator: we have to take matters to band and speak about what is going on. because if we don't talk about the government will keep signing off on companies that will keep harming and killing people. >> reporter: the findings are disputed because there is no direct link to pesticide use.
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argentina's government regulates spraying near schools or homes, but activists say that is not enough. >> translator: spraying has to be controlled nationwide. aerial spraying should be banned. >> reporter: this man has taken his fight to congress. he wants to warn millions he believes they could face health problems if the use of agrochemicals is not controlled. still ahead the big buildings are going up, but new york's construction boom is coming at a cost. also ahead, masked in beauty and natural resources, greenland gives the green light to mining companies. plus -- i'm in london with the story of the american businessman who
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now owns an premier league club. >> how old are you? >> nine. >> how old were you when you first started working out here? >> seven. >> fault lines how children are hired by us agriculture to help put food on america's tables. >> in any other industry kids need to be 16 years old to be able to work. you don't see any of that in agriculture. >> they don't ask, "is she 12?". they just want their job done. >> how many of you get up before 5 o'clock in the morning?
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jazeera news hour, european leaders have issued a statement expressing deep concern about the united states spy program. reports suggests phone conversations of as many as 35 world leaders have been tapped. kenyan's prime minister has accused somali refugees of rer test attacks. and two people are dead in the bangladeshy capitol. thousands took to the streets demanding the government resign. let's get more now on the spying scandal. barbara? >> the news that u.s. agents were listening in to chancellor's mobile phone calls has been condemned on all sides in germany. reaction has been particularly strong in that country, and nick spicer reports from berlin.
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>> reporter: shame on you mr. ear-boma said one newspaper. germans by and large are grateful to the u.s. for rebuilding and then protecting their country for decades. but that made the news all the more painful. >> it's really an international scandal. >> i think it's good how the german government handles it, but i think it's really hard. >> i think it's not okay because i think germans are one of the biggest partners of the u.s. in the world. memories of the cold war and the nazi era under secret police have helped give germany some of the toughest privacy rules in the world. the chancellor herself grew up in east germany and some athat may have even made her angrier. but now it may be time for a
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rethink of the proposed trade deal between europe and the u.s. >> they must respect personal rights today down. it's hard for me to imagine a free trade deal with the united states if the u.s. was entrain jing it is since rights and privacy. >> reporter: last summer president obama told germans about a deal. whatever the truth, whatever the anger, the expectation is relations will be repaired because they have to be. >> of course they need to work together, but they are different degrees how closely you can work together. i mean in security issues, information sharing, and so on, contribution to whatever military campaigns are going to go on in the future. >> reporter: but the level of trust between allies may never
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be the same. nick spicer, al jazeera, berlin. in britain, a ukrainian student has been jailed for life with a minimum terp of 40 years for the murder of an 82-year-old man. he admitted killing the man as he returned home from mosque earlier this year. and pleaded guilty to leaving homemade bombs outside of three mosques in june and july. greenland is opening its up for a new era of mineral exploration. it has awarded a british company a new contract to run an ore mine. and the parliament in greenland has also voted to lift a 25-year old ban on mining for radioactive material. that will allow for the mines of
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uranium materials and rare earth materials. experts believe one mine in southern greenland could contain the largest air earth metals outside of china. and that is it for me and the team here in london. now let's go back to doha. barbara polls have closed in madagasc madagascar's election. tanya page explains from the capitol. >> reporter: now he says democracy is madagascar's future. he was struck off of the list of candidates by international mediators along with the man he opposed. but he could still become prime minister if one of his allies are elected. he says he wants a peaceful transition.
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>> translator: the outcome will be from the people, and should be accepted by all. i call on all candidates that they should accept whatever happens because that is democracy. >> reporter: the man it is believed he supports held a rally in the capitol. one of his main rivals was across town. but there are 33 candidates to choose from, and several other strong con tenders, a feast for mass madagascar. >> i'm happy about the election. we were suffering. i hope we develop now, and the new president brings peace. >> translator: i'm happy and not happy. i have to vote because it's my right. but i'm not happy because the election was organized in such haste. >> translator: i hope there will be change and the candidate fulfills all of the promises he
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has made. >> reporter: the economy floundered once international donors severed ties, cutting 40% of the government's budget. and almost everyone has been hurt. after months of delays, they are finally voting in an election they hope will put their country back on path to economic growth, but it could take years to reverse the damage done by the coup. and it could still be months before they know who their next president is. if no one gets 50% of the vote, the top two candidates go to a second round in december. well at the heart of the political crisis in madagascar is the deep personal feud between the president and his predecessor. in 2009 the two men agreed to stand in the election, but one blocked every attempt by the
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former president to return to hah madagascar. under pressure from the south african development community mediation team, both candidates then withdrew their candidacy for this year's pole. but they are not entirely out of the race, the two new front runners are candidates handpicked by the two. let's go to luke freeman who is a specialist in madagascar policy and elections. and he joins us from london. both men are banned from running in this presidential election in madagascar, but how influential are they and do they remain in the voting? >> oh, i think they still are incredibly influential, one may
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be in exile but he still has a big amount of popular support behind him, who remember how he moved the country on in the first decade of this century, and i don't think they will let him go that easily. so definitely he is there if not in person through his proxy. the outgoing president has put his weight behind his foreign finance minister and he will definitely toe the line for the time being at least. what remains to be seen is what happens after the election. >> luke these elections are extremely important aren't they, and not only for the people -- well, the people in madagascar watching them very, very closely, but also the international community. >> absolutely. madagascar has had four years in the wilderness since the
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unconstitutional takeover in 2009. and that has really deeply effected everybody throughout the country. it's not just a political crisis, it's a massive economic crisis. some figures suggest that as much as 90% of the population is living on $2 sa day. that kind of poverty has real deep deep effects on how people can live their lives. so people are looking for a new era now and some stability which will allow the international community to get back behind madagascar for aid to be resumed. >> if aid is not resumed and these elections are deemed to be not free and fair, what happens then? what is at stake for the people? >> there is a lot at stake. if these elections don't seem to be transparent or if the results creates more political and social turmoil and there are
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already reports of election-related violence in various places across the country, then we have a problem. we have the biggest swarm of locusts since the 1950s. >> so what would be the priority then luke for this new government? i mean what is it that they have to do right away? >> what this government needs to do -- the new government, i guess, it needs to get its international standing back, and then address some of the real basic poverty issues that are there. massive unemployment for example. the trade-free trade zones closed in 2009, and so they laid a lot of people off there, so there's massive urban unemployment, and then there's things like the health budget
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which has been massive slashed. so these need to be addressed as a matter of urgency. >> all right. luke thank you. well new york is experiencing a construction boom. but as the new buildings go up so does the number of workers who are dying. it's latin americas who appear to be suffering the most. >> reporter: the building boom in new york city has come at a high human cost. construction workers getting injured and killed. a new review of federal firing yours as found the main cause of death is from falls. around 75% of the victims are latinos, immigrants or both. yet those groups make up just over a third of all of the city's construction workers. five years ago pedro was a construction worker supporting
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his mom. >> there were safety issues. inadequate lighting. >> reporter: in spite of the safety issues he says he stayed because he needed the money. >> you have got to get the job done. if you work for a company that doesn't have a union, the boss just wants the job done. >> reporter: in january a construction worker fell to his death while working at this site. labor right's advocates say 88% of workers who died from falls here in queen were latin know or immigrants or both. day laborers and undocumented workers are reluctant to report safety problems. this is the head of the building trades employers association, he says the problem lies with the small unregulated contractors. >> construction in new york city
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is a tough competitive business, and you are always looking to get the best price. one of the ways those contractors who employ the latinos and minorities that get hurt, is they cut safety training. still ahead on the al jazeera news hour, how drug smugglers very nearly got this stash into australia by targeting pensioners. on august 20th, al j
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hello again. columbia's national narcotics agency is auctioning off $40 million worth of property that once belonged to drug lords. >> reporter: selling what is left at columbia's national drug office's biggest auction yet. some 80,000 assets seized from drug traffickers at the height of the trade. >> translator: we have all sorts of objects and art pieces starting at 10 usd. they are valuable pieces, but also some that are false. a drug trafficker wants to gain status buying art, but they were easily fooled. >> reporter: they turned the first floor of the agency into a museum. there are items like there, but
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also a painting of a man playing pool with his friends, and images to the virgin mary. what is missing, though, is the truly valuable stuff. in 1996 the government passed a law that allowed them to confiscate any assets who's owner could not prove they were acquired legally. like this huge mansion behind me in the richest neighborhood. it became the anti-narcotic tool most feared by the mafias, but it made it instantly a target for corruption. billions of dollars in drug assets disappeared and at least 14 congressmen are under investigations for naming friends or relatives as administrators of ceased properties. this woman has been appointed to run the agency. >> translator: the drug office
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has gone through very worrying times. and they have taken actions against the people responsible for the crimes that were working here. >> not all has been lost, thousands of pieces are slowly being sold. and this time the profits will be used to help pay compensation to the victims. during one of the biggest games on the football calendar happens on saturday it's el classico. real hoping that christiano can continue his good form. after starting the last two games on the bench garrett would be in line to start.
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>> the match is very important, of course, because i think in barcelona, we fight for [ inaudible ] until the end of the season, but it's a very important game, but i think that it's too early to decide in this moment the -- the final result. >> england's football association could face a fine from fifa after polish fans lit flairs at the stadium. and one visiting supporter also ran on to the pitch. fifa have confirmed they have opened proceedings against the english and polish assays. the referee in queue wait awarred a penalty in extra time. much to the dismay of several
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players who confronted him. he sent most of the team off in a red card rampage. the match was called off when one player from the disgruntled team made his feelings very clear. well on sunday any nhl returns to london for the second time in a month as the jacksonville jaguars play the san francisco 49ers at women believe stadium. the jaguar's owner also has bought fullham. lee wellings has been speaking to him. >> reporter: the nhl has a significant fan base in england, and increasingly england is appealing to the businessman who bought the jaguars. their owner wants to built a giant fan base in england. >> i think nhl needs to grow.
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there are fans that would like to see nhl games. we would like to be a part of it. we need more fans. >> is there any prospect that you will move the jacksonville jaguars here to london permanently? >> i don't think you can rule anything out or in at this point. i think this is a very exploratory, experimental stage to see what the fans want, and what the league can provide. >> and now he has moved into english football, becoming the sixth american owner of a premier league club at a cost of around $250 million. the club he has bought is fullham. but crucially they have a place among english football's 20 elite clubs. fullham may not have the global appeal of neighbor chelsea, but khan is not to be
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underestimated. having arrived in america from pakistan, he manufactured car parts and built an empire of over $3 billion. >> i looked at premier league fit would make sense to have some kind of relationship. and when it was all said and done, there was really only one club that kind of fit the bill. >> reporter: he says the manager's job is safe despite fullham's shaky start to the season. the jaguars have had an even worse start, seven straight defeats. >> if you are moving everybody out here -- i wouldn't be somebody that moved out here unless you moved my whole family out. but i wouldn't doubt it if -- if it did happen. >> reporter: whether it's basketball, hockey, soccer or nhl, the link continues to grow.
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khan has not ruled out the prospect that one day wembley stadium in london won't be a big day out, it will be home. on to baseball's world series where the cardinals have leveled things up with the boston red sox at a game apiece. david ortiz lived up to his big papi nickname with a huge hit. and then went ahead 3-2 in the 7th when matt carpenter hit a sacrifice fly that lead to a pair of runs. the next batter up was carlos beltran who was still nursing a set of bruised ribs from game one. but came through with a huge hit, and they leveled the series. derrick jackson a writer
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from the boston globe feels the success of the baseball club is helping the city move on after the bombings earlier this year. >> one of the reasons the bombings invoked so many emotions all over our city, is because the marathon is the only event that the average person can participate in. this is a sports-crazy town, and sports for many, many people have been partially because our teams are so successful, all of them have won a major championship in the last ten years, they have been for many people a very real part of the healing of the city. cricket in south africa have been penalized 5 runs for ball
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[ technical difficulties ] on his trousers. pakistan still need 286 runs to avoid an defeat. they were still trailing by 286 runs with 6 wickets remaining. formula one in the indian grand prix will go ahead. they detailed a hearing into alledged tax evasion by one of the organizers until next week. for more sports on go to our website,, and also details on how to get in touch with our team using twitter and facebook.
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>> thank you. two australian pensioners who thought they won a free vacation came home with for than they planned. >> reporter: federal police in perth present their haul. 3 3.5 kilos of methamphetamine worth almost $7 million. >> the investigation has revealed a complex scam in which o older australians are targeted. >> reporter: this woman won an all-experienced paid vacation
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including new luggage. >> i could have ended up in jail for 30 years. >> reporter: a canadian man who was reportedly waiting to pick up the couple has been arrested and charged. the new luggage would have been replaced by new suitcases. >> reporter: authorities in australia have their hands full with drug smugglers. earlier this week police intercepted 220 kilograms of methamphetamine hidden in truck tires. police in perth are warning people against overseas holiday compensations that includes free luggage and are asking anyone else who thinks they may have been scammed to come forward. >> all right. we have much more news coming
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this is al jazeera america live from new york city, i'm tony harris. germany wants some answers ariel castro u.s. spying allegations. health and human services secretary faced reporters today. they want to know when she knew that the website was having issues. >> i didn't realize it wouldn't be operating optimally before the launch. i think we knew if we had had another six months we would probably test


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