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♪ >> hello and welcome to the news hour. from al jazeera news center here in do la, london. here are the top stories. i won't quit but i will talk. the thailand prime minister offers to meet with protesters as demonstration continue. >> we have the latest european news as thousands gather in ukraine and the national guard is ordered on the streets. and is it too much too young with text.
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and life as a work in bangladesh. we'll have an investigation into the appalling conditions of the nation's leather goods. >> hello, the thai prime minister has gone on national television in a desperate bid to end days of protests. the violence appears to be worsening. two protesters were shot in confrontation with police and now they have started using rubber bullets against protesters. the latest from bangkok. >> reporter: a battle for control of thailand is being waged on two fronts. this time the rubbish truck was used to break through the concrete barriers elected by the police. it and it's occupants were forced into a quick retreat.
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it seems some people on the streets are willing to go to extremes to achieve their goal. they want the government and the prime minister gone. the prime minister spoke to the media the day after speaking with the protest leader. she said she's willing to do anything to end the crisis. but the idea of an unelected council running the country is unconstitutional. >> after we met him we found he isn't interested in the resignation of the prime minister, nor does he want to dissolve the parliament. he wants me to return the power of the prime minister to the people. i don't know how we can proceed with this offer because this provision discuss not exist under constitution allah. it doesn't mean that we say no, but this negotiation we don't know how to make it happen. >> in the meantime the immediate aims of those fighting here are far clearer and more specific. >> in areas like this it is not a crowd dispersal operation.
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it is a case of the protesters using whatever and doing whatever they can to push inside that area and the police are holding their lines. >> reporter: as well as tear gas, rubber bullets, and water canons laced with chemical is used. the protesters use are crude. they're using plastic bags against the gas so they don't breathe it in. >> that's what is happening on the ground. they're joining us from bangkok to show us what is happening. in particular with the arrest waters issued for the opposition leader that we saw in your report. >> reporter: yes, that's right. the leader of the anti-government protest movement already has an arrest warrant out for him for his role in encouraging protesters to sees government property basically
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for trespassing. now a second one has been issued today for insurrection, a crime that if he were to be convicted of carries the maximum penalty of death. that arrest warrant was issued just hours before we saw another fiery speech were him on the stage for the supporters. there were suggestions that another meeting took place between him and the prime minister on stage. he said no such meeting took place. anthey'll focus all their attention on seizing the headquarters of the bangkok metropolitan police. it appears he seems to have given up on the house of the prime minister. >> it seems to be a fluid or obviously somewhat violent situation in thailand.
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what happens next? >> well, yes, the violence continues, too, into monday evening at those two locations which are very close to each other in the suburbs of bangkok. one outside of government house and one outside of the headquarters of the bangkok metropolitan police. those are the two flash points at the moment for protesters and the police are squaring off. tomorrow i guess there are grave fears of what could happen tomorrow because of this fiery speech that has been issued by the leader of the protest movement saying that in fact, he will fight to the very end but he will succeed tomorrow in leading this group into the headquarters of the bangkok metropolitan police. even if he does that it is unclear what his next move will be. if he fails, what his next move will be. he keeps having these deadlines he says the government will fall by the end of sunday. that didn't happen. he issued another deadline of two more days. that expires by the end of day
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tuesday. the deadlines keep being pushed out, and it appears this protest movement is beginning to run out of steam. meanwhile, the government led by the prime minister appears to be happy to bide this time to hold on to key facilities including government house and hope that this movement lost momentum. >> thank you, reporting from bangkok. well, thousands of protesters have laid siege to government buildings in ukraine. we have the latest on that. >> reporter: thanks so much. that's right. the government has ordered the national guard on to the streets to maintain order. demonstration versus been taking place for more than a week. yesterdayer more than 300,000 people took part in a protest, the largest since the orange revolution. we're live in kiev. david, over to you. >> reporter: yes, lauren, there have been several developments during the course of this day. the opposition leaders had been
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meeting on independent square, and a trade union headquarters that they took over. they decided to call on president yanukovych to disso de his cabinet. they have no likelihood of winning that because president yanukovych holds the majority there. on the streets they've been reinforcing the barricades, the barricades originally used by the police to keep them out of independent square. also they've been taking action and blocking most of the government offices in and around kiev at the moment. i've been taking a look at the tactics. >> reporter: the protesters are now blockading the vie sal sensors of the machine in kiev, preventing civil servants going to work this morning.
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slowly strangling the function of their demonstration. this woman said she wanteing to there so she could work. the protesters said no, we want a better life. this grandmother was told, no, nobody will let you through. a thick cord of riot police around the area. locked in consultations with advisers trying to device a strategy to combat the demonstrations that are threatening to unseat the president. now section was kiev are out of his control. the city's police chief has been suspended after the violent tactics used to evict the protesters were here. more prominent scouts are expected. there have been round table talks between the opposition parties and the government at the initiative of the parliamentary speaker here in
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kiev. but the only thing that has come out of those talks is the demand for the cabinet to be dissolve. and coming from the three rings of the west of the ukraine was first to respond to the opposition's call for a nationwide strike. he runs a ski rental business with 20 employees. >> i cannot stand it. the police are under the control of yanukovych. >> reporter: the president is set to travel to china and russia in the coming days, but he'll be leaving behind him a country descending ever deeper in crisis. a crisis that president putin can do little to help him with. >> and new footage shows how violent the clashes were on sunday. the police are accused of using unnecessary violence when trying to break up the demonstration. those using tear gas and these pictures shows police kicking
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protesters who were already on the ground and hitting them with battens. several were injured. >> what have she said about no one backing down on either side. >> reporter: there is not going to be an easy compromise, but there is one interesting development we've heard that president yanukovych, who is outside of his country's retreat not coming into kiev at moment has made a phone call with the president of the european commission, jose baroso. and baroso has told him he doesn't want to see any more violence. there should be restraint on both sides. and president yanukovych very interestinglied a asked him if he could send a delegation back the e.u. and discuss the whole free trade pact association deal once again.
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and the president of the european commission has agreed to that. so signs there of some development, some pushing by the protesters, and has caused president yanukovych to open the door again to the european union. a very interesting development, and we don't know anyone more tha--anymore than that at the m. >> the report from the ukraine. that's all from me for now. but in a half hour's time we'll meet with people who are mapping italy's underground waterways hidden deep beneath rome. you. >> well, four people have been killed in a suicide attack in eastern afghanistan. a truck bomb went off outside a police station just south of the capitol kabul. and the taliban said it's
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responsible. somali politicians have voted to remove the president from position. the prime minister has been there for just over a year. and they'll prepare for elections due in 2016. in neighboring kenya, they say the change is expected to bring a period of instability. >> some weeks ago the president asked the prime minister to step aside. i think this was largely in response what has been a crisis of confidence across somalia. they feel at a "t" hasn't made the kinds of strides forward that they expect from this administration. we've heard rumors of internal squabbles. he had no powers to dismiss the prime minister. the only way to get rid of him was through a vote of no
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confidence, which is why we're seeing this now. i think we're in in a period of i can stability. the president has a period of 30 days to come up with a new prime minister, and then that prime minister has a further 30 days to nominate a cabinet. in theory this could go on for another two months. but the problem in somalia, whenever you have this competition of jobs there is often a period of security problems because of the various plans provoke security problems to improve their negotiating position. so it looks as though we're going to face a very serious period of political unrest and that could create some serious problems for security. >> investigators in the united states are trying to figure out what caused a passenger train to derail in new york. four people were killed and more 60 injured when the charges came off the track early sunday
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morning. john terrett reports from new york. >> it was going fast and as it hit the curve was flying. >> reporter: the train was 20 minutes from its destination when in an instant all seven cars came off the tracks and slid down a small hill just landing inches from the hudson river. >> there was screaming and people crying out to god, asking for their families. it was gruesome. >> reporter: three of the four who died were ejected from the train. another 60 people were injured. >> we have evidence of people under a couple of cars, so we actually ey used airbags to lift the cars. >> there was no mistake of what was happening. >> it sounded like a plane crash that went on and on, the buckling sound of the trains. >> reporter: those who converged on the scene, many were shocked that the thanksgiving ended in such a tragic way. >> i saw a dead body. they covered it with a white
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sheet. and then the--it's just breathtaking. >> reporter: with the search that included cadaver dogs and divers, all passengers were accounted for, the injured who were flipped and tossed inside the crane cars were taken to hospital. the safety board has begun the mmeme tick could you louis taskf what went wrong. >> the investigation will also focus on the train's operator, who was injured as well. officials from the metropolitan transit authority reported the operator said the train was going too fast into the turn and he performed a braking maneuver known as dumping, a last resort only used in catastrophic circumstances. but andrew could you mocuomois not so quick to be
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curve. >> it's not the fact that there is a curve here. there has to be another factor. >> reporter: by nightfall the crews had installed flood lights and began repairing the tracks, a job that could continue well into today. disrupting the commute for thousands of passengers while others come to grips with how a simple early morning train ride could go so terribly wrong. >> there is no reason why people coming home from a holiday should be dead. there is just no reason for it. >> reporter: john terrett, al jazeera, new york. >> the franco rather may be over in spain but his legacy lives on. seeking justice in an unlikely place, coming up. it may look like an ufo but it comes bearing gifts.
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the future of online shopping takes flight. >> they were some of the best young players manchester united ever had seen. now a new documentary celebrates their success. >> first, the u.s. vice president is visiting japan, his first stop on a three-nation tour of asia. joe biden will meet with prime minister shinzo abe. we have the story. >> reporter: they look like an army, they even act like an army. but they're not a real army. these troops are from japan's self defense force. under japan's constitution they
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can only fire to defend themselves. with japan's larger neighbor china asserting itself additionally, though, questions are being asked whether japan should rethink the role of its armed forces. and china's declaration this week of an air defense zone over the east china sea is making that discussion all the more urgent. japan's hawkish prime minister shinzo abe has been pushing mps all year to change the passivist constitution, and a national security council will meet for the first time after joe biden's visit. some hope biden's visit will herald a new stage of japan's relationship with the usa especially after china's announcement of an air defense zone. >> the united states took firm action against china's reckless
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behavior. it might help the relationship that is fit for true allies. >> it could not come at a more opportune time. some observers say china is forcing a transition in the region's power balance. one that has existed since the end of world war ii. >> until recently china didn't pose the capability to challenge the status quo. but over recent years it's military has grown in power, and i think that is why china has begun to challenge the regional order. the problems in the south china seas are such an example. >> the question is how to play their hand as china gives out mixed signals over the air defense zone. chinese media said on friday japan was the main target of its new zone. but the country's defense minister stated it's neither a no-fly zone nor territorial air space. how can joe biden discover
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the real reasons behind china's territorial power play? only a gambling man would lay money on what china is thinking, and no one is taking any bets. al jazeera. >> britain's prime minister has pushed for a free trade deal between the european union and china. he is on a three-day visit to the chinese capitol. he is leading with several chinese leaders. the skyline of china's financial hub has been shrouded in smog. pollution levels rank above 300 on air quality index indicating the most severe level of air pollution. forecasters blame the lack of wind in recent days for not clearing the smog. in 2005 israel evacuated
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three illegally built settlements i in the occupied wt bank, but some settlers never left the area. we have reports on how palestinians are being block from accessing their land. >> reporter: this is where home used to be. it was an illegal jewish settlement in the west bank. they were ordered to return the landed to its original owners eight years after the settlement was dismantled but their joy didn't last. jewish settlers would wipe out any palestinian ownership of the place. even though the land is legally theres, land owners don't dare come there. they just clear the roads that the settlers have blocked. >> we're around 40 land owners here. we're waiting for the palestinian authority to stop projects in the area so we can do the same with our land. we'll make use of the land but
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we neat the protection of the palestinian authority. >> reporter: the settlement that israel evacuated when it withdrew from the gaza strip in 2005. it was a forced evacuation. now the municipality is demanding that the israeli government remove the remains of the settlement. some settlers still come back here despite the court decision banning them from this area. the jewish settlers believe the land belongs to them and they want to prevent the palestinians were from making use of it. so she burn the trees that were planted and continue to maintain a presence in the area. >> we don't want to keep any excuse for them to return. no wall, no tree, no water tank. we don't want to keep those because they use them as a reason to return to the land. >> reporter: but the lawyers who fought for years to win this case say it's the israeli
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government and army that should prevent the settlers from coming back. >> the israeli government is responsible for implementing the court decision. but we know the israeli army is not interested in implementing decisions the same way it procrastinated in returning the land to its owners in. >> reporter: the way they see it, if it takes this long in a tiny place like here, what chance oh do they have clearing much larger jewish settlements and regaining the land that they say was stolen from them. al jazeera, in the occupied west bank. >> he may have decide several decades ago but the former leader is still affected and now his closest confidant could face trial in argentina. a group of spaniards have
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traveled 1200 kilometers hope that argentina will give them the justice they never had. >> reporter: these are some of the complaints. the genocidal crimes against humanity committed in spain during the franco dictato dicta. leaving madrid full of hope. >> i think we will find justice in argentina because we have not found it here. wherever we've looked. >> reporter: they're now in buenos aires because of a judge is seeking the extradition under international law of four former spanish police accused of torture. two of them are dead. one of the survivors who his victims said took delight in
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torturing them. >> there is great anxiety among thousands of spanish victim who is want to see 40 years of abuse committed during the dictatorship denounced. these 10,000 kilometers that we've traveled are no barrier even for those 88-year-olds in the group. this is the only country in the world willing to denounce the barbarics. >> he was denounce after a bitter civil war. his regime was marked by brutal suppression of his opponents. after franco's death in 1975, and the return of democracy later, the families of victims finance to fight for justice. now argentina has stepped in to offer hope to victim who is found none in their native spain. it's unlikely that the torturers will ever stand trial but it's a cause that many feel is worth
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fighting for. >> the case has advanced even though it's taken decades. for some this has not meant much, but for the victims we have here, torture victims, people who have had children taken from them illegally, knowing that they may be extradited. it's a huge relief. >> reporter: while in argentina these spaniards meet with the judge who brought the case as well as those who suffered under the dictator ship. different stories but a shared suffering and united by battling for justice. >> there is mounting evidence that syrian government officials including bashar al-assad are guilty of crimes against humanity and war crimes. meanwhile, a syrian rebel group
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said it took over a weapons depot east o, saying it took all the weapons ammunition and gear from that site. well, at least three people have been injured in lebanon's northern city of tripoli that follows two days of clashes. a special police unit has been deployed to tripoli to restore order. and they'll old a security meeting. riot police fired dea tear s to protest necessary alexandria. they're protesting against the new law that restricts the right to protest. it will be put to a referendum this january. still ahead on the al jazeera news hour. special delivery.
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>> al jazeera america, take a new look at news. >> hello again. you're with the al jazeera news hour. here are our top stories. thailand's prime minister said she'll do anything to stop the violence across the country, but she will not step down. fighting on the streets of bangkok appear to be getting worse. two protesters were shot in confrontation with police. ukraine demonstrators have blocked government buildings to try to pressure the president to quit. they're angry at victor
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yanukovych's decision to reject a trade deal with europe. somali voters have voted to remove their prime minister from office. he was in the job for just over a year. multi billion dollar industry that is never out of fashion, but the production of fine leather does have a dark side. tannery workers face dangerous conditions while earning $2 a day. of all the difficult dirty and dangerous jobs bangladeshis do to survive these men have the worst. they are tannery workers who labor day in and day out engulfed by the nauseating stench of chemicals and rotting animal flesh. rasheed said he's 14 but looks
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older. >> there are scars on my hands and legs. these are never ending. >> he earns about $2 a day. the water they're wading in without proketive clothing is laced are arsenic and chromium sol fate. these chemicals make the leather soft and supple but cause festering sores, respiratory diseases and fatal cancers. >> lung cancer, cancer of the nose, and also the bladder cancer. >> reporter: there are more than 200 tanneries in this part of doka. leather sales were worth nearly $1 billion last year. >> this is a product that is used worldwide for luxury goods. but for these workers who are making them, they are not looking at health and safety.
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>> reporter: a survey done by bangladeshy environmental group found 90% of tannery workers die before the age of 50. for years the bangladeshi government said they'll move the tanneries from the slum to modern facilities. but so far all those promises have gone unfulfilled. >> government officials have not responded to repeated requests for an interview. despite the conditions and the stink, he is days in the tannery condition. cheap labor lowers the cost of leather goods sold in wealthy countries. but there is a price paid in human misery in a far off place. al jazeera, dhaka. >> well, it's not just people suffering in pursuit to fine leather. in the second part of our series
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on bangladeshi tanneries airs on tuesday. >> we'll show you the devastating impact bangladesh's tannery industry is having on the environment and the people who live here. >> we'll have more on the toxic tannery industry: well, bangladesh opposition alliance has confirmed it's boycott of the election by failing to register any candidates. they're saying the election held under the current prime minister won't be, the decision plunges bangladesh into renewed uncertainty and more street violence that has left 52 people dead since october. australia and new zealand has been awarded $81 million, at least 100 people were born with birth defects in the region after their mothers took the drug for morning sickness in the 19 50's as well the 1960s.
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well, it's often said if you want to understand the latest piece of technology you should ask a child. but a new survey suggests that there is a price to be paid. let's go back to lauren. >> that's right. children may be one step ahead of their parents when it comes to the latest gadgets but it comes at a cost of traditional skills such as handwriting or spelling. >> it's playtime at this nursery, and these toddlers are exercising their coloring and drawing skills. they're also learning to cut and paste. not just with paper and glue but on computers. with technology being a central part of every day life they need to figure out how to point and click. >> this daycare facility in west london has a special technology course for children once a week. they learn on computers like this. by the time they reach school age they know how to navigate a keyboard and a computer mouse.
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but there are concerns that the early use of tablets and computers is making it difficult for children to learn tasks like using a pen and pencil and the use of a computer makes it difficult for children to learn new things. only 53% of boys aged five are able to write simple stories or lists at the expected level. in in girls that number is 69%. the manager said getting the balance right is glen whether we provide scissors, felt tips even brushes for painting we're teaching those skills in writing skills. i would say it's a balance of both. you to give children the exposure because technology is going to be in their future as well. >> reporter: children under five are expected to recognize the range of technology used at home
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and in school. they're also expected to be able to select and use different technology for specific purpos purposes. some educators warn that nurseries are falling into the trap of displacing traditional learning and play activities with high tech alternatives. the challenge for daycare centers now is trying to combine both. making children as comfortable with the mouse as they are with the pencil. >> rescue operation under way to reach migrants trapped on a fi fishing boat off the coast of southern italy. the shows the ship struggling in gale force winds. a fire running through a garment factory killing seven people. it happened in a loft where workers were sleeping in a dorm tore. many people work in unsafe
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continues. the wreckage of a police helicopter which crashed into a crowded glasgow pub in scotland is being removed. investigators say the pilot did not make any emergency calls before the crash. nine people were killed, but there could be more bodies buried inside the building. french police say they've broken up a huge arm smuggling ring. let's get more from jackie who has been following the story. jackie, it sounds like it was quite a big operation. >> reporter: yes, it was a huge operation apparently involving 300 officers and taking place in the paris region, also in the south of france, in corsica, the island of corsica, and also in some french territories overseas. really a truly international operation. it would ahere it was in the making for nearly two years. apparently the first suspicion that the police had that there could be this kind of arms trafficking dates back to
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february of 2012. now in particular in recent weeks and months there has been an upsurge of crime involving automatic weapons in the city of marseille. rival gangs have been settling scores and in some cases there have been a number of shootings, fatal shootings every week. there was a strong motivation for the police to get those weapons out of circulation, certainly one of the potential consequences of the arrests and the seizure of these weapons on monday could, in fact, be police will be hoping a reduction in the gun-related violence we've seen recently in marseille. >> jackie, thank you very much, indeed. jackie live in paris. now an unlikely to ask what did the romans ever do for us? a huge draw for tourist. it's what is happening in the ancient water ways beneath the
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streets that are intriguing archaeologists. we delve into the depth of rome to find out more. >> a downward spiral into rome where history meets 21st century technology. this group of archaeologists is busy mapping one of the 11 underground aqua ducts built during ancient roman times. they hope to shed light on the obscure network of these underground auto ways. >> the path of many aqueducts are still not known. they were building to prevent enemies from cutting their water supplies. >> while most aqua ducts did not survive the best of times, the water still flows nicely next to
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these steps. more than 2,000 later it's still in use, why the it's path and structure remain a bit of a mystery. this is where the water flow into some of rome's most famous fountains. a celebration of waters that allow imperial rome to prosper and conquer the world. a few miles from the center of rome the aqua duct still stands as a symbol of roman engineering genius. this was one of the aqueducts mapped by thomas ashby who drew the only existing map of this ancient waterways in the 1920's. a starting point for today's archeologists. >> ashby traveled all over on foot or on chariots asking locals and farmers for signs of
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ac mandarin can you ducts. we continue his work with the help of modern technology backtracking 2,000 years of history. >> a history that still runs through the back bones of the roman empire. al jazeera, rome. >> the latest from europe. now let's go back to doreen in doha. >> we're going over to canada in the province of ontario is turning it's back on a major source of energy. it's shutting down it's last cole powecoal powered energy. >> this generation center will soon close. what comes out of the towering chimneys prompted a change in policy. by early next year a whole new mix will power ontario. >> it's about 50% nuclear. it's about 25% hydro.
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it's about 15% gas, and the rest is a mix of wind, solar, bio mass, that kind of thing. >> reporter: just an illustration of an era ending here. once this area had two million tons of coal powered high. and now this just may power its future. government encouraged private eninvesters to build hundreds of wind turbines. it has consumers longing for the days of coal. >> i'm all for keeping the air clean, but wind is never going to replace what coal could produce, and it's just so costly. >> as canada's manufacturing heartland ontario needs power. but soaring electricity bills discourage investment.
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the switch from coal to cleaner energy could hurt an economy still recovering from the last recession. >> coal does have emissions, and there are important issues, but we never really got focused on how to fix those. it was just throw it all out. >> power and politics in ontar ontario's parliament where there has been fierce criticism on its look at green energy. >> you have to stop shooting yourself in the foot. it just makes sense to do it. we'll get through it, and when you take all the costs involved it ends up being more cost effective. >> ontario's green cass gas emissions are lower, it becomes the first place in north america to give up coal. what isn't clear is whether local voters will agree with their government that fighting climate change is worth paying more for power.
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>> more to come we'll have more on sports. one of barcelona's players say they must learn from their mistakes. details coming up. >> and now, a techknow minute..ñ
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>> the international diabetes federation is predicting a sharp rise in the number of people with the disease. right now there are 382 million people with diabetes. the largest number of sufferers
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are in china where 98 million people live with the disease over there. and 65 million people have diabetes over in india. in the u.s. 24 million people have the condition. one place that the government is trying to do more about diabetes is sri lanka. >> reporter: she looks like any 15-year-old, but diabetes has changed her life. after being askinged at 11 she has to check her blood and take injections before every meal. >> i get bad headaches, break out in a sweat and mostly feel lifeless. going to school is difficult sometimes. i missed the last term test because my sugar levels dropped 1234 she is one of 2 million diabetessics i in sri lanka.
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the result, there is too much sugar left in the blood, thexact cause of diabetes is not known but the risk factors include being overweight, lack of exercise, and unhealthy diabetes. a recent clinical study about the the diabetes association found that 20% sri lankans have abnormal blood levels. they say the population cannot afford to get ill because there is no cure. >> the hospitalization, the amputation, the blindness, will just overtake us, and our people will not be able to cope. >> reporter: complications caused by diabetes can effect the eyes, the kidneys, the heart, the feet, and the nervous
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system. >> reporter: intervention is the best way to fight the disease. they're working on new rules to address the food. >> we're going to bring legislation on that so once we geitems cannot have more sugar. >> reporter: the development of diabetes can be cut by 39% if people change their lifestyles. health professionals say such lifestyle changes have become essential. the challenge and hundreds of fe every day. >> the news hour and time for all the sports news. >> thank you so much. one of the top players has told their teammates they must learn from their mistakes. barca was again without messi
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who sidelined through injury. it comes after they were beaten by ajax last week. but they said there is no need to panic just yet. >> when there is a defeat, there is a tendency to look on the dark side. that's normal and we're aware of that. but in my opinion picksturing defeat the most important thing is to keep calm and look at things in a positive way. it's clear when you lose a match things need improvement, but not everything is bad. we'll lose other matches, for sure, but we don't have to lose morale because of that. >> two workers were killed in a crane collapse in the stadium in november, the damage appears to
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be limited to the outside concourse not the stands. the stadium is due to be completed in early february. argentina narrowly missed the chance to clinch the victory. they were held to a 0-0 draw despite their best efforts. each time denied by. >> well, they were some of manchester united best. now they are reunited in a new documentary celebrating class of '92. >> reporter: it was a night of pomp and circumstance as six of manchester united's best ever reunited for the release of the documentary "class of '92".
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it celebrates one of the best youth teams top lined by some of u.k.'s greatest footballers. >> former england international david beckham, gary nevell and ryan giggs were part of the youth fa cup. >> we're proud of what we achieved. it was a great time for us coming together. you know, at the same time that probably helped us because you were all off the pitch. and we had different pressures. you know, it's a special time coming through at more or less the same time. >> the six would help united first team to win the 1999 uafa
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championship title against bayern munich. the five englishmen played together for the european championships and world cups. offer giggs playing with wales would not have up luck. the '92 team was not only successful because of the skill of the lot but because of their friendships. >> i think it's the togetherness that we had. we're all from different backgrounds. i'm from london, they're from manchester, you know, it was just the way we came together, how successful we were, how bonded we were. it was the best in our careers, i think. >> reporter: the fun would continue on and off the field. >> we had no cares in the world. it was fun. put me in a kit. >> reporter: and now 20 years later each man is enjoying his own success. beckham trying to launch his mls franchise. gary nevell coaching for
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england, and giggs who has made over 900 appearances, and has no plans to retire any time soon. >> he has an impressive long-range goal from the halfway line. he looked embarrassed after his efforts and a little out of breath. miami heath hav heat have ed their wins as they edged out the charlotte bobcats. they stay second in the eastern conference. kevin durant controlled the night getting his first triple double of the season. oklahoma winning 113-103.
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daniel alfredson returns to face his old squad with his new team. the detroit red wings on sunday, his first 17 seasons with the senators. and was given a warm reception from the crowd. once play started, alfredson held the wings to a victory and getting an assist. the red wings fourth straight win stay second in the atlantic division. >> there wer was a lot of energy spent the last two days. a really appreciated gesture from the organization and the fans. and it's extremely humbling. >> vancouver canucks beat the hurricane 3-2 in a fiery affair with a fight off the top. and then vancouver race to a 2-0 first period advantage. carolina managed to draw level.
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this is second of the game. 3-2, vancouver. that's all the sport for now. >> we'll see you later. thank you very much. the world's biggest online retailer is saying that it's considering using aerial drones to deliver small packages to its customers. amazon showed this online showing the mechanical device and how it would really work. well, the prototype which looks like a giant robotic insect, would transport items from the warehouse directly to people's homes, and that will significantly reduce the time to deliver items that are bought online. but amazon is saying it will take four or five years before it's delivery drones gets off the ground. we'll have much more on that story right here on al jazeera. so oh do stay with us. back in a minute.
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report. as states try to save money, are prisoners paying the price? >> what are you talking about, he's dead. >> an exclusive investigation into prison health care.
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