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[♪ music ] >> hello, and welcome to the news hour. we have the world's top stories. former prime minister expelled from parliament. crackdown in egypt. 14 teenage protesters are sentenced to 11 years in prison. >> reporter: we have all the news from europe.
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latvia's prime minister resign after last week's supermarket cave in. and celebrations in dubai as it becomes the first middle eastern city to host the world expo. >> berlusconi has been expelled from parliament due to convictions of talks fraud. his supporters gathered outside of his home in a show of solidarity.
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he's lose the political power that he has enjoyed oh for two decades in italy, but i have no doubt that he'll continue shouting loudly. he is a very wealthy man and he controls a media empire. this is a bleak day for italian democracy as far as he's concerned, but he'll carry on fighting. >> is there going to be a wide impact on italy? >> reporter: well, undoubtedly. he has been the dominant figure from 1993 on wards. i think despite the bravado that
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you've heard from him today, despite the enthusiastic reception that he has gotten from his supporters here in the center of rome there is a perception that we're nearing the end of an enare a an era. he seems to have toppled, and then houdini-like, revived his career. but it is clear that his political power is ebbing away from him. many people in the center right said they were not prepared to bring down this government as berlusconi threatened to do a couple of months ago. not just because of the tax fraud which he has been convicted and expelled, through
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are convictions having paid for sex with an underage girl. police breach confidentiality of wiretap, and more legal difficulties now that he is out of the senate. a lot of that will consume his time and energy no matter how much of a brave face he's putting on this evening. >> reporter: you're mentioning all of these trials and he still manages to remain popular, why is that? >> reporter: well, i think he appeals to a certain part of the elect trait. things are going badly economi economically in italy. he has a several message. there is a conspiracy against him, if you like. the judiciary are biased, controlled by left-wing parts of the political body, if you like. he has a popular message about taxes and that has resonance.
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but i think there is something person. i think that people looked a silvio berlusconi and say this is a successful man. he has made money. he has done well in the media. he's done well in football. he's attractive and successful with women. that's something that some parts of italian society admire and even seek to emulate. >> thanks, barnaby. the prime minister of latvia has resigned just days after 50 people were killed when the roof of a supermarket cased in on them. we go to our european news center and join lauren taylor. >> reporter: yes, thank you. the longest-serving prime minister in latvian history. an criminal investigation is now under way.
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>> reporter: lat rhea is still reeling from the super as a matter osupermarketcollapse. many were buried yesterday, and hundreds came to mourn them. >> considering the tragedy and all the related circumstances, and latvia needs to have a government that is supported by the parliament majority, now it is my resignation as prime minister and take responsibility for this tragedy. >> reporter: the president, seen here following the wreaths, is looking for a candidate to put together the new coalition. latvia is due to join the eurozone. many have called the collapse murder. >> i wish to ask every person looking ahead to evaluate their responsibility and act
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accordingly. >> reporter: security officials are due to meet on december 4th to discuss the disaster, possible explanations for the supermarkets collapse included a flawed design. >> in greece found not guilty after publishing a list of greece bank accounts, he was cleared of the charge last year but successfully pushed for a retrial in a higher court. the list included the names of 2,000 wealthy greeks, some who are being investigated for tax evasion. germany will be looking for a new government. european financial markets have reacted positively to the news. and so have people in the streets. >> it's wonderful and it's about time that the parties have
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gradegradeagreed on contracts. >> reporter: detectives in moscow said that they seized bombs and heinous literature. wearing protective gear russian forces barred their way into an apartment building in moscow, forcing those inside to the ground. [ yelling and screaming ] >> reporter: according to the interior ministry the men belonged to a banned armed group. they're suspected of carrying out robberies and other crimes to fund their activities. from. >> we found three homemade explosive device detonators.
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weapons were also found such as pistols, grenades and cartridges as well as extremist literature. >> reporter: russia is on high alert. it's just over two months when olympics start in sochi, and the authorities are anxious that the violence which is consumed part of the north caucuses for years could spill over. and threats have been made in the past to disrupt the olympics. the russian president, vladimir putin, wants to use the games as a showcase for russia, but so far they've been beset with allegations of bureaucratic bungling, accusations of homophobia and corruption. the authorities want to show at least that when it comes to security they are taking nothing to chance in russia. emma hayward, al jazeera.
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>> reporter: we'll be back with more from europe in the program. and is the u.k. becoming a nasty country over immigration. that's one accusation from one politician. we'll tell you why in a half hour's time. >> now it's considered the most powerful post in pakistan. the new army chief, prime minister's office said he'll replace the chief who retired on thursday. >> reporter: this is the new leader of pakistan's powerful military, lieutenant general sharif, one of the military's most senior ranking officers. still his ascent to the top job is somewhat of a surprise.
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mahmoud, was given the role of joint chief staff committee, technically superior role. the retired lieutenant general said the appointment could reinvigorate the military. >> every commander is different. he would bring in a different atmosphere and way of working. even the policies will continue. >> relatively little is known by lieutenant general sharif apart from the fact that his brother was one of the army's most deck decorated soldiers and was killed in india. sharif, who served as prime minister twice before, has had difficult experiences with
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appointing army chiefs. during his second term in office he appointed ma sharif. >> i think he wanted to be absolutely serve and extremely confident that the next person who was chosen as the chief of army staff would not like to de stabilize a stable government, and try to restore the balance, which has always been in favor of the military. >> the transition comes as pakistan is preparing for the fall out from the withdraw of the troops from afghanistan at the end of the 2014. the u.s. sees pakistan cooperation as vital for success in the region.
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to continue help the u.s. as it are draws from neighboring afghanistan, but pakistan has been ruled by the military for more than half of its 66 of year history. which means there is no guarantee that another military takeover could be ruled out. al jazeera, islamabad. >> several dead and injured i in an attack in iraq. in another attack a family of five was shot dead. hundreds of protesters in to yoittunesia with fighting that s stopped by police. turkey and iran have called for a cease-fire in syria.
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u.n. secretary general ban can n ki-moon said they would not give in to the west's demand to hand over power. we have more now from tehran. >> reporter: the foreign minister of iran and his turkish counterparts, they met here in tehran this morning. the turkish foreign minister in a meeting. they had a bilateral mean and then they had a press conference. the morning finishster called for the cease-fire. they said they all need to work together to make this happen. >> all eyes should be focused on ending the clashes and establishing a cease-fire, possibly before the geneva 2 talks. >> reporter: saying that turkey didn't want to have to way two months for that conference to see any positive news out of
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syria. what is going to happen in the meantime is more killing, more bloodshed and more destruction. >> we agreed in order for the geneva 2 process to be successful there should be peacefulness and relative cease-fire on the ground. for preparations to continue we call and work for as we did before the end of the armed conflict. regarding the permanent solution we encourage the parties to come together and reflect the people's will. >> reporter: the government of iran has weighed in on this as well. hassan rouhani said that they share interests in syria, and the elimination of, quote, terrorists. now they would have very different views of who these terrorist are because both sides
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are backing different sides. >> an egyptian city has sentenced 14 girls 11 years in prison for participating in an anti-government protest. most of them are minors, and the reasons are not clear. they have com defended their decision to crackdown on anti-government laws. 7 we're live in cairo. what are these pictures of these young girls behind bars, this is an extreme way of implementing this new law, isn't it. >> reporter: absolutely. these girls were detained in november, so well before this
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new law was put in practice. you heard an uproars even people who don't support the anti-coup alliance. these girls' story is simple. they're basically all high school girls and university student, and before going to their respective schools or faculties in the morning they stand on the streets mainly holding balloons with the four-finger sign that has become the symbol of the anti-coup alliance. some say that they're also distributing flyers, but the day they were actually captured by the security forces they were forming a human chain on the coastal road in alexandria. it is a very harsh sentence, and many people are surprised about how quickly that sentence came. this is only--today is their only second day of appearance in court. their lawyers expected it would drag a little bit longer, but
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the sentence came and very harsh, as you say. now seven other girls were put in juvenile detention center. certainly something that a lot of human rights activists and even some lawyers are saying this is a politically motivated case and certainly the sentence is way too harsh for what these girls have done. >> there were several others involved, why are they not being clamped down on. >> reporter: this protest, there is a bizarre twist of events. first they wanted to participate in a sit-in at at tahrir squar. then they announced they would hold a protest today.
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and then a strange twist of events. the interior ministry said they had accepted a notice of of a protest at tahrir square. now the interior ministry permit allows them to hold that protest from 4:00 p.m. local time to 10:00 p.m. local time so they have two more hours to go on with that protest. from what we understand there are no security forces in that square, but there is a group of protests who broke away and went back in front of the building of the upper house of parliament, the same location where you had the clashes yesterday. there is a security force present there, but we're hearing until 10:00, when these marchs and demonstrations have to be
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dispersed they will hold off. after that they will apply the protest law. >> many thanks for the update there from cairo. thousands of protesters in thailand have gathered outside of the investigation department forcing officials to leave the building. the agency recently indicted a senior protest leader for his alleged role for the 2010 riot. more government buildings across the country are being occupied as anti-government demonstrations continue for a fourth day. >> i would say in general it is not intense. it is rather loud. it's added a new measure of pain to cover these protests, i must say. there have been very clear instructions from the leaders that there are not to be any
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leaders. also said that, anything could happen. violence could break out and they have security guards who are dressed in black who are not slow to react to threats, and they are very careful to protect the leader who has been issued with an arrest warrant for rebellion because of his activities over the last few days. >> these protests are the biggest since street rallies turn deadly three years ago. more than 90 people died in that crackdown. we return to find out if anything has changed. [♪ music ] >> reporter: thailand seemin seg seeminglessly endless protest for control. they say the government is being
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run by the former prime minister who lives in exile avoiding jail for abusing his power. among them, those who have been protesting for weeks. >> i don't want the family to run this country any more becausbecause they don't respece law but they expect the people to. >> reporter: these are scenes repeated time and time again in thailand by people wearing different colors. in 2010 i witnessed a long peaceful rally dissend into battle as military moved in. ultimately their protest failed. three years ago this was where the military operation began to get rid of the red-shirt protesters on the streets after they had been here for a month. in the end many people were killed, and it is heavily fortified because this is the back entrance to government
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house. since 2010 thailand has been relatively quiet. but behind the scenes there has been an acknowledgment that there would be one final battle to take control of the country. >> reporter: still advising, an acting spokesman he became the government face during the red shirt up rising and now is an university lecturer. he believes that there should be accountability between the parties. >> these parties need to move on and get really engaged with the people on the streets. giving them answers. the next time they don't have to come out on the streets. [ cheering ] >> reporter: despite the masses on the streets the battle has always been between a handful of wealthy people about who has the power. so far they're relying on the
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police to maintain security and has not called on the military. but in thailand it's difficult to know which side the top brass military will be on. right now it's a peaceful demonstration but as the longer it drags on, the hire the risk of confrontation. the first middle eastern city to host this event, technology, architecture and culture and it happened every five years. we'll go to our correspondent in dubai. stephanie decker, who has been driving through the city, has there been lots of celebrations throughout the place? >> reporter: absolutely. it really has erupted into excitement. a lot of people we spoke to said they think they have it. nothing was prepared for the moment when it was announced.
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dubai has promised an unforgettable experience and everyone saying who was there, watching they're incredibly rebound. there are 200 different nationalities living in and work in do yo dubai. many of them will tell though is an incredibly proud moment. >> and what is to come. >> reporter: at the moment it's still a deserted area, but as of tomorrow everything will step up a gear. we know there will be pavilions, where the countries will be building their own pavilions will they'll be populating themselves. it will be close to a new massive airport. really the infrastructure is in place. i was speaking to someone say
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where thetodaywhere they said dg together. it's a massive tourist destination and this is something being translated into the expo that for about six years they have everyone confident that they will be putting on an unforgettable show for the world. >> thank you very much from dubai. >> still ahead on this news ho hour, the dangerous journey for refugee, from somalia to an uncertain future in yemen. and the historic achiev achievement.
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ray suarez hosts inside story weekdays at 5 eastern only on al jazeera america >> hello again, here are our top stories. italian senator silvio
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berlusconi has been expelled from the senate. 14 girls were sentenced to 11 years in prison for anti-government protests. it comes as egypt's government has announced that it will crackdown on anyone who defies it's anti-protest laws. in dubai fireworks were set off after the announcement was made that it would be the first middle east city to host the event. the u.n. said more than half a million people have from sow a mall somalia and ethiopia have d in yemen.
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>> reporter: they just keep coming. they want to make the hazardous journey to yemen. 23-year-old mohammed and his friends are from ethiopia. >> for the four days i have been here i had to raise the fee the smugglers need from me. i have to make the journey. >> reporter: it'becoming a smuggling boomtown is an image that it has failed to shed. many have been flocking here. they frequently crackdown on the smugglers and migrants but they are unable to hold the many you thousands involved in the
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illicit trade. >> we arrest them and put them in prison. but these are people who need a lot of help. feeding them ray loan is beyond our means. repatriating them to their countries is also impossible. >> reporter: at the main prison we met an ethiopian, a convicted people smuggler. >> the solution lies not in locking us up but creating opportunities for people back at home. we're just serving the people's demands to be taken across to yemen. >> reporter: smugglers charge between $40 to $100. if all ends well, the trip on rickety boats land less than a day. >> fear is for those who have something to lose. i have no fear at all.
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>> reporter: people are willing to risk death at sea and at the hands of the human traffickers for a job that might never materialize may seem just plain crazy. but the story of every migrant here shows the story of their homeland. every hardship they endure beats the hardship they escaped. al jazeera, somalia. >> daniel, spokesman for the u.n. refugee agency. mohammed's package paints a pretty desperate picture there. how do you stop the flow of people when he says they are willing to risk everything? >> it's a big issue and it goes to the multiple factors involved. but it does show what these people are facing when they make that decision, especially the
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somalis who make up a large group of those who make the trip to yemen. you're talking about 20 years of instability and violence in somali. the international community is coming together to some degree to make conditions better there. but it is--it goes to show that it is a regional issue and certainly we appreciate on the important of regional cooperation be it monitoring, be it rescue at sea, make sugar people who make that desperate journey receive the assistance that they need be it on the sea when their boats are in trouble. once they reach the shores of yemen, especially that they get access to a country, that they get access to the asylum system when they need it, that they get the protection that they're desperately seeking. >> it all seems very clear that the local government particularly in this town needs lots more resources to try to break up these smuggling rings.
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>> reporter: well certainly that's something again that we advocate. we took part of a regional conference on asylum and economic migration held in yemen, and it included countries from the horn of africa to the gulf states. that is a big step towards raising awareness and the need for cooperation. we think that goes a long way. there are efforts to crackdown on traffickers and smugglers and it shows the desperation that people face and they're willing to undergo to make these journeys. there have been recent success in yemen where police have raided houses where they find migrants and in some cases asylum seekers and held in captivity, that type of thing and exploited sexually as well. so it is a completely desperate situation.
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we try to raise awareness in those countries where people are making that move to show them the dangerous of crossing on the sea, and what they may very well face. >> okay, very good to speak to you. thank you for joining us there from geneva. nigeria's political scene has been rocked by the break up of the political party. we take a look at what went wrong. >> reporter: the break up of nigeria's ruling party is big news. the people democratic party has ruled for 15 uninterrupted years. some say that has turned nigeria into an one-party state, threatening its democracy. >> it is very held. we have to prove to the world
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that it is a goner. >> reporter: the split was caused by divisions within the party over the leadership. and rumors that he plans to run for president again in 2015. many in the party are against his re-election. they want a presidential candidate from the predominant north and jonathan is a christian from the south. if he decides to run there are fears there could be religious-based violence. the leader of the nigerian opposition said there is little chance of that. >> there is a new hope for my gee i can'nigeria and africa. tto rescue nigeria, the honest, the trust, the transparency necessary in the electorate
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process has been upset in this country. >> reporter: hundreds of people died in northern nigeria in 2011 after jonathan was declared the winner. but this reduces his chances of being re-elected because he depends on the vote of millions of people being represented by the state cornerrers who left the party. transparently in a political party is a huge difficulty for a party that has ruled. >> this party has refused to obey even its own rules. has refused to comply with its own processes. >> but members of the ruling party say that is not true, they're still strong despite the split. the ruling party has had serious crisis before. and i despite that it has come
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back to win. >> now is the u.k. the nasty country when it comes to immigration? that's the accusation by one european commissioner. we'll go back to lauren in london to find out more. >> reporter: yes, laura, just one side of the increasingly heated row over immigration. the u.k. wants to introduce more restrictions but one leading politician has been insisting freedom of movement is not negotiable. >> reporter: britain's streets are full of other europeans working here and contributing to the economy. but the prime minister's proposed clamp down on european union migrants risk zenophobic hysteria and the u.k. being dubbed the nasty country. that's according to the u.e. employment commissioner. critics have suggested that david cameron's comments enrage
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voters ran give a realistic assessment of the u.k. economy. there is a wave of migration from bulgaria and romania when transitional controls were lifted in january. >> of course there is the right to take up job places around the european union and and people take advantage of that, but actually it is right that it's not all right, there is not a freedom to claim benefits. >> reporter: mr. cameron's plans to cut benefits and de port some migrant is designed to restrict free movement, contrary to one of the cardinal principles of the e.u. single market. and the justice commissioner said that was not negotiable. >> there are the free movement of capital, of goods, of services, and of persons. you want the four, or you want none. >> reporter: so just how big of an issue are migrants on u.k.
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finances. 5.6 million people were on benefits. 58,000 were from the new e.u. countries in eastern europe. that's a big rise over the last five years but it's still 1% of the total. smaller than the numbers from africa, asia, all the rest of the e.u. european concerns about xenophobia are echoed by communities in britain. >> they're beginning to hesitate to tell people where they come from. fieldly the public has these flashes images that they pick up. >> this is one image of romania that right wing politicians are keen to highlight. it's the exception. but it puts mr. cameron under pressure not only from within his own party, but also
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opponents on the right. tim friend, al jazeera al jazeera, central london. >> poland is accusing the crime len of blackmailing ukraine over a deal that would have brought its state close for europe. the ukraine had expected to sign a trade deal this week but the government backed out. tens of thousands of people have shown their anger over the decision and sometimes violent protests during the past five days. ukraine is being pulled from both sides over the deal. they have been leaning on kiev to a join it's trading block. earlier this year kiev has blocked trade. we have more from kiev. >> reporter: she came to kiev from the russian republic looking for a new life.
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three years later she's married, and has a young son. but she still feels she would like to take her family even further away from her homeland in the ural mountains as her adopted country once again falls into the embrace of moscow. >> people need freedom, and they don't feel any old soviet bloc, they want to make decision on their own, but this country cannot stand on it's on. i do not want to go back. i want to go to europe instead. >> that yearning to face towards the west was evident on the streets of kiev. the protests here are not dying down. they look with envy at the life lived by their neighbors in poland and former soviet republics in the baltics. they're preparing for a long stay.
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there is a real sense of betrayal as the ukraine is turning it's back on the west after so many years of negotiation. on a huge roll of cloth demonstrators added their own sittings to mark the decision to refuse to sign up to the free trade pack with the european union. but in this country of 46 million people opinions are still deeply divided. many welcome the turn back to russia. >> we must not forget that we have been together for decades in the soviet union and before that, centuries. worship one country. >> er nobody can predict how it will all end. >> you're up to date with the news set from europe.
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>> reporter: the 2014 world cup classes in brazil. and we'll tell you how scanners may one day replace in determining the cause of death. and we'll have all the latest in just a moment in sport.
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>> let's go to sports.
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>> reporter: yes, we'll have highlights in wednesday's action. the english champions united enjoyed a tense arrival in germany. they had to abort its landing a few hundred meters from the runway but landed safely on the second attempt. with victory they're unbeaten in seven matches. now they could qualify with victory. >> we have good results at home against them. we'll try to ensure that again away from home. but much more different the situation now, it will be important to get a result of sort to deep occurs in strong position in the group. real madrid will play without christiano ronaldo. they are already through to be
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knock out stages but need a point to win the group. back in september archin anceloi signed. >> reporter: we are confident not because we won 6-1 before, they have changed since the arrival. they have more balance now. they played really well against juventus. and they have a very dangerous player so, this will be a totally different match. >> all right now, the munich are on the verge of winning a record 10 straight champions league match. bayern had qualified for the last 16 but will win group d with this victory. well, most of the games are kicking off in just about an hour's time.
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manchester city are also already through in group d. they face victoria. cricket in pakistan has taken an assailable 2-0 lead. they won by one run. pakistan batted first making 262 and innings of 45 over. and south africa needed 20 runs with 18 balls but managed to lose the game. pakistan will take the series. and india reached their target with 23 balls to pair. well staying with cricket, the united arab emirates against nepal. they posted a modellest total of 117 against the netherlands, but
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the dutch got off to a poor start in their chase and they still have a chance to qualify, though, when they face scotland on thursday. well, nepal secured their progression with a 10th victory over hong kong also in abu dhabi. the winning runs came off the final ball. they join afghanistan and ireland who also qualified for the tournament through the playoffs. well, to boxing champion manny pacquiao said he had to borrow money to fulfill his pledge to help the philippines. the reception was not warm from local courts who have frozen his bank accounts. the claim that he owes $50 million in taxes dating back to 2008 and 2009, and the 34-year-old is also a member of the philippine congress is disputed.
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kobe bryant said it could be weeks before he's back on the courts. he has not played this season as he recovers from a torn achilles tendon. it did not stop the lakers from renewing their commitment. they signed the two-year extension with $48.5 million. >> the lakers, they're a stand up organization. they just stepped up to the plate, and took care of me. some of it obviously was work previously done, and the value, some of the things i brought to this organization, and some of it is a leap of faith of what they expect me to do when i return. >> meanwhile, the golden state warriors ended a thre three-day losing streak. they narrowy beat new orleans pelican. to go down 102-101. in the nhl, scoring three goals in 53 seconds in the third
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period to beat the anaheim ducks, the fastest scoring spree in the leg since 2012. final score, 6-3. more sport on our website. check out also details on how to get in touch with our team using twitter and facebook. that is all the sport for now. more later. >> thanks. we have dramatic news out of brazil. it is due to be hosting the world cup. two people have been killed there at the football stadium, one of the stadiums supposed to be hosting the world cup in 2014. it happened when a crane collapsed on a metal structure it was installing. they're due to host the opening match and host six other games. let's hear from from the journalist in brazil joining us from sao paulo. what happened? >> reporter: well, there was a
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collapsed crane on top of the metallic structure that killed two employees. it was lunchtime when it happened, so most workers were not as close as it could have been. it was the last big piece to be put on top of the stadiums, which was supposed to be delivered by the end of the year. but now there is a chants the work will be halted for 30 days, and then there's going to be restarts to the whole process, and another deadline can be met because of the end of the year seems to be pretty unlikely. >> do you think they are going to go ahead and continue building this stadium? >> oh, probably. the numbeby november 13th it wa% ready. the structure company had just said the damage is not enough to compromise the whole structure of the stadium.
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it's probably going ahead and it's one of the stadiums in the world cup which belongs to a club, not to the city, which will host. it's likely to be finished at some point next year. >> but they are they are rushing to meet quite tight deadlines by the end of this year. that concerns other stadiums may be checked for safety? >> well, the two stadiums, the biggest for apprehension because they are not nearly getting to the 90% through the end of the year. this arena seems to be one of the witness that was in left trouble to be finished by then. the others might have bigger problems because in january and february it's the rain season and these two may be effected by that. now the other three stadiums should be okay by the end of the
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year. >> thank you very much for filling us in on a few more details after the stadium collapse where the world cup is due to be hosted in 2014. now conducting a postmortem to find out the cause of death can be a lengthy and complicated procedures. researchers in the u.k. allow the use of scanners instead of scalpels. >> reporter: it's the stuff of the stuff of science fiction. home to the digital autopsy center where that this wil pa tl gists conduct the autopsy with a click of a scan. >> you know what it looks like
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before you touch the body. you know where the blood, the air is before you begin to do your autopsy. it's a huge help. >> reporter: this is a typical ct scanner, when the body is brought in, it is brought here. the machine scans it and in a matter of seconds 25,000 images are taken. those images are then transferred to a computer and transformed into a 3d picture. >> there are forms we can use be and we can remove, looking for any abnormalities, any differences, any form of injury, foreign object while doing so. >> reporter: if i wanted to focus in on the kidneys, how do i do that? >> wave function for special areas ever interest. so for the kidneys, for example, looking at the surface, any signs of injury. or we can also have a closer
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look, and now we can see the inside of the kidney. >> reporter: the results of the autopsy can be ready the same day in most cases. ideal in criminal investigations. for those who have lost a loved one it's an alternative to a regular autopsy where cutting open the body in a number of places can be traumatic for families. it won't replace traditional methods just yet. the technology cannot identify certain diseases but right now it's a compliment to the autopsy allowing them to go where a knife can't. >> and that's all from me for now. barbara is here in london to take you through the next half hour of news. of course you can always go to our website for all the very latest developments on all our stories 24 hours a day. there it is. you can keep up with syria there on the front page.
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>> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm del walters. these are the stories we're following for you. yet another delay from the affordable care act. this time affecting small businesses. a number of americans could spend their holidays as captives in iran and north korea. and winter weather could make the thanksgiving get away dangerous. >> we'll have all the latest in just a moment. what could be another blow the roll out of the affordable care act. the white house giving small businesses more time to


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