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>> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm del walters. honoring jfk. president obama set to lay a wreath at his grave in just a few moments. negotiations and concessions. world powers arriving in geneva around iran's nuclear program, and new abortion law, one of the toughest in the country. president obama honored 16 individuals a short while ago with the nation's highest honor. the presidential medal of
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freedom ceremony coming two days before the 90 anniversary of president john f. kennedy's assassination. kennedy created the award but didn't live to bestow any. mike viqueira is at the white house, mike, 16 awards given. three of those people no longer with us, and one unable to attend. >> a welcome break from the poisonous atmosphere in washington, remembers of the sports world, the entertainment world as well, one of my person favorites, arturo sandoval, and ernie banks still i have a 1969 card still. it was a joyous occasion in the east room. the president honoring so many people, and so a great event,
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and now we are awaiting the presidential motorcade to de part with bill clinton joined by hillary clinton and michelle obama. they're heading across the river. you can see it just outside that east room where they were earlier today at arsenal nationanational cemetery where e president will be visiting the gravesite. >> each time there is this ceremony in washington, the freedom awards, how does the white house choose hose who are honored? >> reporter: these are all distinguished folks, most of them americans, and on down the line. not all of them are americans, one of them angela merkel, but there is some presidential
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prerogative. the president's adopted hometown of chicago representative ernie banks, long time chicago cub. and the president is a music fan, arturo sandoval, who has been at the white house to perform in the past. and oprah winfrey was very active in the clinton campaign in 2008 through 2012. there are a number of jurists and activists loretta lynn, and probably folks you never heard of. sally ride, the astronaut. all deserving of the nation's highest civilian honor. >> it should be pointed out as we look at the eternal flame, it was passed when caroline kennedy
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endorsed barack obama for president, 50 years after i dream a dream speech, and 150 years from gettysburg. >> and when you throw in the photos from tokyo yet, and caroline kennedy going to see the prime minister of japan, and when caroline kennedy. stood with the obamas delivering a blow to the clinton campaign, she appeared with her uncle, the late ted kennedy, who is interred with his brother there. if you want to talk about bill clinton, and why he's included in this trip across the river with the obama, it's iconic or a
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famous film and photograph of a young bill clinton, direct from arkansas, he couldn't have been more than 14 or 15 years old, shaking the hand of john f. kennedy and the inspiration that john f. kennedy served as bill clinton moved into the white house and ascended to the presidency himself. there is so much to talk about, del, but a day full of symbolism. >> mike viqueira has the white house and mike, thank you very much. >> across town the senate is debating a measure that would change the way the military changes with the issue of sexual assault, the pentagon has been under assault for the way it has thannelled the assault of members of armed forces. >> we see a couple of different proposals on the table. senators say there must be some changes to military policy when it comes to sexual assault.
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senator gillibrand from new york state has led the charge on an amendment that she says is necessary. what it would do is take these cases out of the chain of command. it would be independent military professionals who hand it will. she told the story of a woman who was a marine, she came from colorado to d.c. to share her very personal story. >> sarah's story is truly disturbing. she was raped as a young marine in 2003. she said, i knew the military was notorious for mishandling rape cases, so i didn't dare think that anything good could come from reporting the rape. having someone in your direct command its like being raped by
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your brother and your father handles the case. >> it's to hold them accountable and hold that fabric intact. they're not backing the proposal by senator jil gillibrand, but instead one proposed by claire mccaskill. >> this is not agreement even among commanders. although most women commanders have acknowledged even though this sounds seductively simple it is much more complicated, and we will create more troubles than we will be solving if we make the change that advocated by senator gillibrand. >> senator mccas mccaskills' proposal makes it illegal to
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retaliate against someone who brings accusation of sexual assault. right now if someone is convicted a commander can turn that over, pretty incredible. the question s whether things will go any further than that. >> libby, the pentagon has to implement whatever congress decides, what is their position? in they're not supporting the gillibrand amendment, many members of the senators in the armed service committee said it can be dealt with keeping with the command structure. right now with 50 senators on board, she would need 60 to get passed the full senate. >> thank you very much. we continue to watch arlington national system with the motorcade now on its way.
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that's where the president will lay a wreath at the burial site of john f. kennedy, that site being known by most of us as the eternal flame. iran's supreme leader said he would continue to exercise his right, it comes as talks resume in geneva today. the third member in the u.s. and five other world powers that the u.s. offering to ease sanctions if iran continues to ease it's program. an organization arguing that the state's new abortion law is unconstitution. >> reporter: this supreme court decision was sharply divided and conservatives outnumbered the liberals in a 5-4 vote the justices left the tough texas
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law in affect, at least for now. anti-abortion activists vow to keep fighting even after this battle. requiring doctors who perform abortions in clinics to have admitting privileges at nearby hospital. it is not the final say. it just means that the law will remain in affect while it is challenged in lower court. the law is the very thing that wendy davis filibustered against as she wore pink sneakers until it revealed. it has forced a third of the clinic in the state to stop the procedures. those who remain that have had a backlog of patients have had to turn patients away. >> a woman called and threatened suicide. at that point what do you say to
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people? >> the law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital that is within 30 miles of the clinic in case women have complications or face a fine of $4,000. that has forced some doctors from coming in to work all together. the four justices who admit the that women who are denied services at clinics will suffer personal harm. others describe it as good news for the unborn and better for women of texas who are protected from shoddy abortion providers. come call the decision outrageous and unacceptable, and why we need stronger federal protection for women's healths your right to make medical decisions should not dependent
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on zip code. >> an appeals court will hold another hearing. the case would likely return to the supreme court for the ultimate test. the law states in effect limbing the number of clinics that provide abortions. right now there are 20 facilities open in a state of 26 million people. that means there is only one clinic every 12,000 square miles, and an area roughly the size of maryland. >> thank you very much. again, you're looking live right now at articling t arlington nal cemetery. ethel kennedy arriving and you see other dignitaries in toe. you mentioned president bill clinton making that circle. you're right, as a small boy he was at the white house, and he said that's what inspired him to
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go in public office. there you see the widow of robert kennedy, she represents the kennedy clan. some wonder why caroline was not there, but as you pointed out she assumed her duty as ambassador to japan, the first woman to do so behind her kathleen kennedy townsend, you see her right behind president clinton, the former lieutenant governor of the state of maryland, and michelle obama and hillary clinton all arriving at the too many of president kennedy. the eternal flame. an interesting story there. they received word that weekend that mrs. kennedy wanted such a tribute to her husband, and they had to improvise what they were going to do. do you want to pick up the story from there? >> reporter: i would love to because i've been doing research on it, i've a buff of these sorts of things around town. it was march of 1963.
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president kennedy was out on a lark driving around washington with a "new york times" columnist, and a few friends of his. and they looked upon the ground, the former home robert e. lee. >> i'm going to let you pick that up on the back end. we're going to let the scene play. >> reporter: okay.
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[ playing "taps" ]
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>> "taps" being played at arlington cemetery. a sharp contrast from a few years ago when a young arm sergeant by the name of keith clark who was asked to play "taps." he had played it two weeks before that at arlington cemetery. of the 50 notes that represent "taps," note number 6 somewhat broken, it mirrored the emotion of the country that day. clark said it was an event he looks back on more than anything else in his life as it reflected something that he had not done perfect. he had done is so many times. he had been out in the cold so
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long waiting for the motorcade to arrive before he played it for the last time for president kennedy. and so many remembering that note cracking. and there was a young man whose liflife change forever on that week. clayton lyle had to decide the eternal flame. i'll let you continue your story. >> reporter: well, it was president kennedy who visited arlington house. the sun was sitting, and he turned to a man named paul fuqua in an off hand comment. he said, i could stay here forever such was the beauty of the site that day. fast forward, people remembered, and there was a debate in the kennedy family. there was a family plot just outside of boston, and many assumed he would buried there. the next thing you know, bobby kennedy and the secretary of
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defense bob mcnamara are scoping out the location, and on the subject of the eternal flame, the iconic flame that draws so many visiters around the world, jackie kennedy saw something similar in paris, and that was the origin of the idea. as the story goes. she told the folks in charge, the army in charge of arlington national cemetery that that's what hey wanted. they said haven't done anything like that before. basically that was the end of the conversation. they ended up getting it together. there you see the eternal flame still burning. incidentally just renovated and reinstalled just a couple of weeks prior to all these ceremonies. it will be monday, incidentally, delinquendel, that will be the t of that in 1953. >> they were stumped until they
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saw a tiki torch. but then people had to figure out a way to make it possible. they ran a gas line down the hill, they practiced, but they were worried about leaving the gas on too long for fear of a flashback, but also not turning it on soon enough. they gave mrs. kennedy a small wire with a small piece of actually cloth attached to it, which was dipped in kerosene. that was then tide to it, and they hoped that it would light when it was turned on, and it did. >> it culminated a day of incredible ceremony. jackie kennedy, it's amazing working here, such a privilege. jackie kennedy, she didn't
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drive, she walked down this very driveway up 17th street in connecticut avenue, to st. matthew's cathedral, still the seat of the archdiocese here in washington, you look at the historical footage, and it's astonishing to see the kings, premieres, princes from all over the world, after the ceremony on the steps of the cathedral that touching poignant unforgettablfe young john john saluting, followed by a cortage a half mile long, and the
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eternal flame that is a symbol of john f. kennedy life. >> the person with her back to you is kathleen kennedy townsend representing a long line of kennedys who have served the nation in one form or another. all of them being told by the elder kennedy to seek higher office because service they were taught was the highest form of honor in our nation. this being the 50th anniversary of the assassination of president kennedy. the circle being complete as the torch is being passed who was then senator barack obama wanting to be president obama, now he honoring his predecessor. we'll be right back.
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>> you're looking live at the scene in washington, d.c. the president paying tribute to the 32nd president of the united states, john f. kennedy, placing a wreath at where he's buried in arlington cemetery. a white supremacist who admitted killing 20 people has been executed in the state of missouri. joseph franklin was put to death earlier this morning after the supreme court overturned any stays. he admitted shooting vernon jordan and hustler publisher larry flynt. now as philippines try to recover from typhoon haiyan, the injured and other survivors are
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being flown out of typhoon ravaged areas and the death toll stands at 4,000 still missing another 1600 people. wall street flirting with a resuming its ways. if it closes at an all-time hi high, stocks will be seeing boosts from positive economic news and that's why stocks are still trending higher at this hourment. elvis has new management. the rights to his work has been sold, the new owner, authentic brands group which also owns "american idol," miss music, memorabilia as well as graceland, his hom home, the amt paid has not been disclosed.
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sales improved each successe month. sales of pre-owned opens fell. average price rising to just under $200,000. the rate for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage has been just above 4% since june. like it's rival home de home de, lowes had sales rose 6% and expects the rest of the year to be strong as well. >> meteorologist: i'm meteorologist dave warren. we're looking for light snow from the specific northwest. it does not look like much on the radar but there is moisture coming in from the pacific. rain falling in oregon, california, and parts of idaho. once you get to the colder air
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and higher elevation, you see some light snow come down here. maybe a few inches possible. there is a winter weather advisory in this area. not a lot. not a big storm developing here but just light snow developing over the next few hours. and that will continue overnight and really tapering off tomorrow. then it's the cold air that we're talking about. do you see this hill change in color here. that is cold air, just cold air pushing down from the north. it's in montana, north dakota, denver at 54. 17 in billings, montana. a big temperature difference there. that will continue to drop south. ahead of that with warm air coming up you might see rain falling and colder air could mix with sleet and snow. then over the weekend we'll be talking about arctic air. you think the temperature drops here by friday you just wait because this arctic front will come barreling south throughout the day friday and by saturday and sunday it's here across much
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of the country. timing wise here is where it will be on saturday. through minneapolis. through the great lakes, through chicago, this comes with gusting wind. that cold wind really picks up saturday. if you wake up and you think it's mild, by the evening it will be much colder, and there could be lake affect snows depending on how this wind shapes up on the arctic air will then spread to the east saturday to sunday. here it is east, and that's coming with a gusting wind. it moves down to the north and then east. the wind chills, that's what it feels like on your skin as the front moves through it will be down below zero as the front passes by. it will be sunny with just a few clouds, maybe a light snow shower closer to the lakes. but the wind chill will make it feel much colder. chicago here is the timing to stop it at 46 degrees. then down to 47. a big drop between friday and saturday. this is rain or sleet with the
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warmer temperatures dropping and then drying out. both saturday and sunday. that change will happen a little later in the east. we're at 45 to 50, 56 in new york and cities along i-95. 50 on saturday and dropping to 37 degrees on supplied. so that cold air comes in a day later in the northeast in the mid-atlantic states. >> dave warren, thank you very much. well, items from president john f. kennedy's funeral willing going on display. a flag that was draped over the president's casket and clothes worn by those who attended the funeral. it's called a nation remembers, and opens friday in boston. it marks the 50th anniversary of kennedy's assassination, and it will be on display through president's day. the maci's thanksgiving parade is just around the corner, and we're getting a sneak peek. balloons including characters from "despicable me," and actors
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from cirque du soleil. and they called this trees for troops. volunteers in indiana cutting down 17,000 christmas trees this week, they're booked up and delivered to 50 military bases in the united states and overseas as well. we'll much more news for you right after the break. you're looking live at a washington, the tomb of john f. kennedy and the eternal flame. >> antonio mora, award winning and hard hitting. >> we've heard you talk about the history of suicide in your family. >> there's no status quo, just the bottom line. >> but, what about buying shares in a professional athlete?
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won't step back from its right to pursue nuclear power. explosions killed 50 people, most bombs went off in predominantly shiite neighborhoods. --in shia neighborhoods. >> now there are talks on nuclear program. israel is against any deal unless it removes iran's ability to make nuclear weapons. they met to push for a different approach for iran. he compared it to syria's chemical weapons. >> i'm sure the international community wouldn't agree to a deal which meant that only part of the syrian chemicals are destroyed. but the main part of it, and the possibility to produce such weapons remain. on making thissauntil to syria
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because this is what it looks like in geneva. we feel the same deal has been made with iran. it will be a peaceful and diplomatic decision with iran's nuclear weapons just as it was in the case of syria. >> peter, tell us more about the meeting between the two men. netanyahu clearly against any deals, but vladimir putin taking a different approach. >> reporter: this was netanyah netanyahu's last chance to publicly air his strong objections to any sort of easing of sanctions against iran. but it was interesting. histone was far more restrained and far more reserved than that used when he addressed the united nations general assembly in september. remember he memory ply called president rouhani a wolf in
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wolf's clothing and said he wouldn't trust him and alluded to the possibility of military action if these weapons building went ahead. this was a much more restrained discussion or speech. he said his major concern for israel was the security of his country. there is nothing new there. he said iran and it's nuclear weapons is not just a threat to israel but to the middle and the rest of the world. and he asked that we should watch very closely how iran reacts to the requests from the u.s. to disassemble it's nuclear weapons. it must be monitored, he said, very, very closely. as we heard he wants a peaceful settlement and negotiated settlement saying we should all learn from syria. we didn't let syria have partial arsenal chemical weapons, and we
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shouldn't allow the same thing to happen in iran. i'm sure the details that come out in the next 48 hours will be made public and we'll hear from netanyahu shortly. >> an interim agreement is likely. peter, thank you very much. indonesia president suspended bilateral cooperation with australia. he said he's taking the allegations that australia tapped his phone very seriously. >> once again i demand a formal separation, an explanation to indonesia, what steps will be taken by australia related to this wiretapping case. we have a coordinated military operation, a coordinated operation. this has temporarily been
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suspended. >> now they plan to stop all military cooperation with australia as of next year. australia has assured indonesia it won't spy on its leaders in the future and they'll do everything they can to repair relations. >> my intention is to do everything i reasonbly can to help build and strengthen the relationship with indonesia, which is so important for both our countries. >> the number of h.i.v. infections and a.i.d.s.-related deaths have fallen dramatically. that's according to an u.n. report. it said the world is closing in on its millennium to reverse the aids. the number of new h.i.v. infections has fallen by a
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third. among children the drop has been steeper. in 2001 there were a half million new infections. but in 2012 the figure had pasted to just a quarter of a million, a 52% drop. scientists put the drop of new infections due to new drugs. the u.n. said in some regions there has been no progress at all. in the middle east and north africa the number of people who are contracted h.i.v. has more than doubled, and those who have died from the a.i.d.s. has also more than double. why is this? a social worker at the only clinic lebano in lebanon to hane
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testing. >> the epidemic is really on the rise while it's not in the rest of the world. there are a lot of factors why the epidemic is on the rise. there is a lot of social sigma and discrimination surrounding the subject of h.i.v. and transmission ways of h.i.v. if we're going to talk about sexual intercourse or drug use, both of these behaviors are heavily condemned in our society, and some of them are even penalized in our region. >> you're saying people are not told how to take preventive measures or they're not given access to sex education and things like that, and that is one of the reasons why this is rising in this region? >> well, first, we don't have any sort of sex education in our
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educational system. people need to know about safer sexual behaviors before they engage in these behaviors. drug use is highly penalized in our region instead of people being sent to rehab and having support in these regions. citstigmatizing. these behaviors. >> and access to anti drugs. the irony that this part of the world has some of the richest countries on earth, you, though, you're in lebanon, and that does
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have an established a.i.d.s. clinic, so it does show that attitudes can be changed? >> yes, exactly. all around the world it has been supported and proved that holistic treatment approach can be useful and lead to a solution when it comes to the h.i.v. epidemic. unfortunately, it's not just about giving medication. people need to have the courage to ask for the medication. if someone tested positive they need to trust that they won't be stigmatizeed. it has been shown with a good medication and support system people can reach an undetectable viral load in six months. if people are living with h.i.v. but it's undetectable, it means that there is lesser, let's say there is not a lot of high odds
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of transmitting the virus whether sexual intercourse or drugs or any other transition way. >> clearly awareness is the key to saving more lives in this region. johnny, thank you very much, indeed, for speaking with us. johnny tomey in bay lieutenant. >> thank you. >> now day ten in conversations in poland with strong words regarding typhoon haiyan. more on that back to barbara. >> reporter: thank you. the delegate in warsaw said world action on clim climate che is, quote, failing missbly. >> look at haiyan and other events like katrina in the united states, the heatwave in france, the wildfires in australia, and other extreme events occurring after observed
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increased warming should we not all be ashamed being here? >> we're joined live in warsaw by a senior campaigner for friends of the earth, sir, thank you so much for joining us. do you agree with the filipino delegate? should everyone be ashamed at being at a conference that isn't sorting anything out? >> absolutely. the conference should be ashamed in particular five big polluting dirty countries should be more ashamed, united states, canada, australia and japan and poland should be doublebly ashamed. they come to this conference intending to hol holding hostagn any action on the climate change. to do so, the plight of thousands in the philippines and hundreds of thousands who die every year due to climate impact
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is even more shameful. what is even more incredible, this runs starkcally against the warnings that scientists are telling us. we need to provide finance for those countries to deal with the impacts of climate change, and to help communities deal with those suffering from the line of climate change such as those in the philippines. instead, what we've seen here is rich industrialized countries willing to do very little and offering absolutely nothing. >> you say very little, but many have agreed to cut their emissions. poland said they would cut 32% of their emissions. so everyone i think would agree with you in a sense that things could be happening a bit more quickly but it's harsh to say that nothing is being done. >> well, absolutely nothing is being done. if you look behind the numbers, what we see here is australia, it's emissions will japan. japan's emissions.
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>> i just gave you the polish example. on poland specifically when they say they cut 32% of their emissions are you saying that they're lying? >> no, what i'm saying it's not steep enough, it's not fast enough. what is required is what is required by global science. what is required to stop us from tipping over into catastrophic climate change. it means cuts now, not later. what we've seen instead investments in dirty corporations. we see at the climate talks is incredibly a coal summit. this is like coming to a conference on lung cancer and having it sponsored by the tobacco industry. those countries need to move and get out of the way. there are solutions, clean
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energy solutions that bring energy access to 1.3 billion people who haven't got access to energy and it creates healthier, sustainable, happier world for all of us. but the bottom line some of these countries are acting in the interest of big dirty corporations who put their profit before the interest of the planet. that's why friends of the earth and many organizations are saying we must build increasing power at an international level to make sure that our governments come here to act with our interests and not other vested interest. >> certainly a debate that would continue for at moment. sir, thank you for joining us. now every other day for the last two weeks a cyclist has been killed on the streets of london. that tragic statistic has called into question the city's transport policy. the city's mayor said he's trying to improve safety but his
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opponents say he hasn't done enough. >> reporter: a major road never the center of london, another statistic to add to what is a major topic of debate here. the most common story, a cyclist dragged under the reels of a lorry turning left. mostly, it's yet another personal tragedy. when these suburbs were built in central london, these houses and roads over a hundred years ago had no thought for things like traffic safety, now london wants to be an environmentally conscious city and wants bicycles to run together with lorreys, cars and buses and everything else. this is the sixth death in a fort night in london. something really is not working. every cyclist in london has a story to tell about a near miss or in this case, being knocked clean off. to make things worse a second
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car then runs over his bicycle. the new trend is for cyclists to wear helmet cameras to record their experiences of battle on the road. this man post the registration of offending motorists on youtube. >> you've got. >> you're going on youtube, and i'm reporting you to the police. >> good. >> he does it to better educate drivers, many people who would like to ride a bicycle in london don't because they feel its nothing short of russian roulette. >> you won't see them--they won't go on a bicycle with a full helmet and safety gear. that's how dangerous people think it is. the authorities in london put in painted lanes for cyclists but it only led to more deaths. some people think what is more important is following
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scandinavian countries, separating cyclists and motorists. >> it needs to be redesigned as a matter of urgency. >> reporter: bicycles are handy for tourists but the risks are huge. many are trying but failing to cater for a growing number of cyclists while still allowing the wheels of industry to turn. in the end what is needed is for people to lose their aggression, and there is not much sign of that. >> now let's go back to doha. >> thank you very much, indeed, for that. coming up we'll have all the sport, the final teams to compete in next year' fifa world cups are decided. but will the stadiums in brazil be ready?
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the crucial question after the break. >> audiences are intelligent and they know that their
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>> welcome back. now india has launched it's first all-woman bank. the bank hopes to encourage women to be financially independent. they hope that it helps in the fight against gender discrimination. >> reporter: a self-made woman. she studied to be a teacher, but opened this shop in mumbai ten years ago so she could send her
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children to private school. she did it all without the help of a bank. >> they think if they give a loan to a man, they will move forward in life. what do women know? they don't know anything? will they pay back the loan? they don't trust us. >> reporter: to fight these attitudes the indian government has instituted the first financial institution staffed mostly by women for women. the government has already invested around $160 million in the venture, and plans to open branches across the country for female customers. >> this bank will be instrumental in bringing them to th,and inspire them to explore their own entrepreneur events. it will focus on women. >> millions of women across india work and run their own businesses but they find it difficult to save because only
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26% of them have an account. it's also hard for them to get loans because property and other assets are traditionally given to men. but economists say this has to change. studies show when women are earning and saving, their children are healthier and they live longer. the communities also are more prosperous because of the increased literacy, and the country also benefits because of the economic growth. women's rights, campaigners say, it's crucial for women to have financial opportunities, particularly in countries like india where millions live in poverty. >> and many of them have some kind of an enterprise or small business that they run out of their home. having the ability to build up capital and accumulate assets is essential for them to reach out and beyond their marginalized status. >> reporter: the bank is planning to open more than
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33,000 accounts in its first year. they hope this will help tens of thousands of women take control of their lives. al jazeera, mumbai. >> let's go to sport now. >> thank you very much. the final list of teams to compete at next year's fifa world cup in brazil is almost decided. that might be an one of a few things ready for next year's tournament. the situation is most concern in the city, just seven months out from kick off and none of the major projects have been completed. >> reporter: the first batch of new light-rail cars have just arrived, and are paraded through the city. light-rails have been hyped as one of the key transportation projects in the city ahead of the world cup next year. organizers promised 22 kilometers of track, seven months to world cup, and not one kilometer is completed.
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but the problems don't end there. the 250 million-dollar new stadium still has no seats, no roof, no car park and no pitch. it's at risk of missing the deadline of december 31st. the head of the city's preparations admits difficult delays but promises the stadium will be delivered on time. >> we not only have a day to spare, we don't have one minute to spare. there are actions that need to be executed. we have our timetables adjusted for that, but it's always been a challenge. but we're going to finish the stadium in december. >> the airport terminal is less than half done. the sign points to the world class training facility being built but this is all there is to see. fifa said there is no plan b. residents here are skeptical if any of the projects will directly benefit them will ever
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be completed. >> the stadium will be ready because it has to be. but for a city as unorganized as this one the other projects will just have to be left undone. >> state auditors have determined starting next year the state will have begin paying back on the principle and interest of nearly $750 million borrowed to pay for the world cup projects. >> the state will be paying for 30 years. during the first six years it will pay $150 million annually. that is significant because it's 80% of the total amount of money invested by the state in other public works in 2012. >> for now the work continues but more problems persist. >> as if the situation here wasn't critical enough, they now have something else to contend with, and that's the weather. we're entering the rainy season here in this part of brazil. when the clouds open up and the
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rains start to fall all the construction work grinds to a halt. on this day the rain never stopped, but the work did. and ominous sign perhaps for a city where time is not on its side. al jazeera, brazil. >> the final team to take their place at brazil will be decided later on wednesday. uruguay hosts jordan holding a 5-0 lead from the first leg. uruguay has needed to reach the last three finals but made the semis in south africa. the win over new zealand in the second leg of the playoff off. it was a hat trick by the half hour mark, and they add another in the 86th minute. croatia's qualification celebration versus been marred
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by pro nazi chant by fans at play. they took to the microphone after the 2-0 defeat to iceland. but hfifa are investigating the incident and said they're awaiting the official match reports. >> up of cricket's greatest rivalry will be recognized in a matter of hours as the match between england and australia gets under way. hosting the first of five test matches. they can also secure back-to-back series in australia for the first time since the infamous 1933. >> it's quite clear we're going about our business. we're a very competitive side, and there is no reason to fear any side out there.
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look, i can't really--we haven't concentrated on what people say about us. about how we apply the first hour is crucial. >> we're not going to sit here and promise the lord and tell you everything is going to be different. it will be a tough battle like it was in england. we'll have to play with success. it will be nice to play in front of our home teams. >> thpacquiao has been involved over the use of a shared training gym. pacquiao is seven back in the ring for the first time this year. that's it from me. >> thank you very much, indeed, for that. and that's it from the news hour team. by for now. thanks for watching.
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