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reach out and really talk to voices that we haven't heard before... i think al jazeera america is a watershed moment for american journalism a massive shake up at the top of iraq's approximate military. the prime minister sacks more than 30 senior officers. the top stories on al jazerra. a war of words at the united nations, russia denies accusations it's it's moving its military any to ukraine. barack obama prepares to meet myanmars leader just hours after accuseinginaccusing the host con stalling on democratic reform. and a source close to fifa tells al jazerra qatar will avoid punishment over its 2 22 world p
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bit. iraq's mime minister has sacked dozens every top military commanders many are accused of corruption and failing to support the army. this is his boldest move yet since taking office in september. it comes as the government tries to drive fighters from the islamic state of iraq and the levant out of the country. the government has been investigating military failings that allowed isil fighter to seize a large area of iraq's territory. many soldiers abandoned their positions and weapons when isil stormed the country in june. imran kahn has more from the iraqi capital baghdad. >> reporter: what a very source inside the minister of defense told us who was very close to the negotiations is that prime minute officer al-abadi wanted to sends a message to those fight on this front line that this was a fight against isil
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that was about iraqi unity. about keeping the country together. that the bad old days of sectarianism under nouri al-maliki had disappeared and this was about bringing in officers from all of iraq's society and making sure that this was a iraqi national unity army. also what we have been told, is that the allegations of corruption leveled against some of the officers were a concern to the prime minister and he wanted to clean house. a lot of these officers were very loyal to the previous prime minister nouri al-maliki, 10 of them have been given early retirement. and another 26 have been removed from their post and are now waiting reassignment. also prime minister al bad i's office has been briefing journalists saying it wasn't about apportioning blame aura signing blame for 30 failings of the iraqi army when isil swept through parts of its territory in june, but more about putting the right officers in the right places to be effective in the
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fight against isil. there always been innocence fire in syrian city aleppo between rebel identifieses and government troops this. footage appears to show the aftermath of a bomber attack in the rebel-held area of the city. rebels have warned that they are close to losing their strong hold with the syrian army putting eastern areas of a hleb owe under siege. they have stepped up air attacks and closed off main roads that link the city to turkey. kurdish forces defending the syrian town of kobane have reportedly cease cease seized ws from isil fighters these pictures that cannot be independently verified say that they have been cut off in their first major gain against the group in weeks. two bombs have exploded near the embassies of egypt and the united arab emirates in libya. the attacks damaged several buildings in the capital tripoli. there are no represents of casualties. security is deteriorating across
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libya as rival militias compete for power. the unites nation is his warn to go a return to full-scale fighting in eastern ukraine. the u.n. security council held its 26th emergency session on ukraine again without taking any action. nato says columns of russian tanks and soldiers have rolled across the border in recorrect days, james bays reports from the u.n. in new york. >> reporter: the situation in eastern ukraine is getting closer and closer to open warfare. nato says pictures like this show russia is to blame. tanks and military hardware crossing the border. along with russian bad troops. >> we have seen the same thing that osce is reporting. we have seen columns of russian equipment, primarily russian tanks, russian artillery, russian air defense systems, and russian combat troops entering
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in to ukraine. we do not have a good picture at this time of how many. we agree that there are multiple columns that we have seen. >> reporter: the u.n. security council was called in emergency session, officials from the u.n. and the organization of security and cooperation in europe which has a monitoring mission in eastern ukraine, warn that go a ceasefire brokered in september was now close to breaking down. but in the chamber where issues are international peace and security are supposed to be resolved, there was a war of words between the russian representative and many of his counterparts, including the ambassadors from ukraine and the u.s. >> the root of the problem remains the same. russia's flagrant violation of ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. time and again russia has made commitments and then failed to live up to them. and subsequently, offered explanation to his this council
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that it knows are untrue. >> translator: we are hearing broad declarations from nato regarding the sending of convoys and russian fighters from rauch a, burussiabut that doesn't acty reflect the situation on the ground think these are empty statements and the usually prop began distick falsifications. >> reporter: there is no prospect of action in the security council on ukraine, russia has already shown it's prepared to use its veto where necessary. but president putin has come under pressure in australia, at the g20 this weekend among the other world leaders attending president obama. deposidiplomats know that meetis little hope of resolving what one ambassador termed a slow, creeping undeclared war, james bays, al jazerra, at the united nations. albina joins you from
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donetsk. what's been the reaction in kiev to these allegations of russian military movement in ukraine? >> reporter: well, yesterday the defense ministry in kiev said that they are planning to redeploy troops back in to the region. they are preparing for an offensive by the pro-russian rebels. so it seems that they are expecting some sort of move, although it is not clear when that might happen. >> now, al bean, a you are in donetsk at the moment, are you seeing any of these russian troops or equipment at all? >> it's been fairly quiet this morning, but there has been quite a few sightings of these mill tar irrelevant convoys. we cannot verify that they are indeed russian, but yes, indeed we have seen a big military convoy just two days ago moving in the direction of donetsk, just as we were traveling out to the mh17 crash site.
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and there have been daily reports by local journalists and osce of large military columns moving around the city. >> al bean, a thank you very much for getting us up-to-date. albina there speaking to us from donetsk. police in india have detained a doctor for the deaths of many women. from the central indian state, a report. >> reporter: they keep arriving a growing number of women have been arriving at this hospital since being sterilized at eye government health camp on saturday. she is in serious condition, her family has been desperate to have her treated and have now come here. she was admitted on saturday. with complications after surgery. she was treated in local hospitals then referred here. we don't know where they will
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send her next. state officials are not taking any risks. any symptoms mild or critical, are now being referred straight to hospital. doctors are being known in from the capital new delhi to help local staff. state health officials are very surprised by this. they are saying there is a rare ucase of deaths. all of the procedures are done by doctors who have experience in sterilization. officials say that there are also strict guidelines on how many sterilizations can be we are form by a single doctor in a day. they admit those guidelines are not always followed because of the number of women who show up. >> they reach the site of operation in more numbers, more are bigger than they expected. and then in order to oblige them or to put out the unrest, that is create first degree they are not taken care of, sometimes doctor do -- heed to their request and in the process they
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kind of go outside the guidelines. >> reporter: this health activist has been in the state for the past 13 years. she says the situation in the sterilization camps goes well beyond guidelines being violated. >> this was like a tragedy waiting to happen it. could have happened anywhere and every year women do die after sterilization, many women do die after sterilization operations. this is not the first. it's just that so many died at one point in time, you know, that is what makes it sort of a headline. >> reporter: the government has so far refused to accept any blame. for these well, the damage has already been done. al jazerra,. u.n. investigate everything in nba human rights in north korea says that there is enough evidence to hold leader kim jong un responsibilities i believe for atrocity. information against the one country's supreme leader has
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agitated north korean diplomats. the abuses committed in north korea include torture and willings. u.s. press barack obama will hold talks with the president of my other mar. obama says the country was at the beginning of a long and hard journey o of renewal and reconciliation he was more diplomatic as he addressed the delegation at the close of the sum knit myanmar's capital. >> and so whether we are working on economic issues, social issues, security issues, disor ter relief, enhancing educational opportunities for all of the young people of the region, strengthening our public health inning from structure, to insure that we can handle an outbreak of disease in each of and every one of these cases, i believe that we are going to be stronger together than when we
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act individually. al jazerra's is there. >> reporter: they are calling it a success of the international leader here congratulating myanmar's government for what they see as an excellent job hosting the 25th summit and hosting all the gatherings of it's knowledging the leaders. the u.s. president obama particularly congratulated the leader this after criticizing as when he sees as me anbar backslide on the ground a promise of full democracy. the m myanmar government is sayg they are not backsliding but going at a pace that maybe many of the western leaders do not understand, but they say they remain committed for full and fair elections by 2015 and they are aware that they are being accused of continuing human rights violations they say they will continue to investigate that in the hopes of imagine to go raise the perception of other countries of m myanmar because they say they are fully determined to take their
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rightful place in the international community. still adhere on al jazerra, is approved the construction of more than illegal settlements in occupied east jerusalem. amid heightened sessions with palestinians. and al jazerra learned that qatar and russia will avoid punishment over their successful bids to host the football world company. >> this is my selfie, what can you tell me about my future? >> can effect and surprise us... >> don't try this at home... >> tech know, where technology meets humanity only on al jazeera america
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welcome back. the top stories here on al jazerra. iraq's prime minister has sacked dozens of the country's toll
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military commanders accusing them of corruption and failing for support the army. it's his boldest move since taking office in september and comes as the government tries to drive ice it's fighters out of out of the country. the united nations is warping of a full scale return to fighting in eastern ukraine, the u.n. has held another session over the conflict. made owe says columns of russian tanks and soldiers have rolled in to eastern ukraine. police in inning india have detained a doctor in connection with 13 women that underwent sterilization. the procedures were held over the weekend at a government camp. israel has approved the construction of 200 new settler homes in occupied east jerusalem. they are considered illegal under international law. the move is threatening to further heighten tensions between israelis and palestinians, there has been a string of attacks in recent licks, on wednesday a mosque was
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detroit in the occupied west bank by an arson attack. live from west jerusalem. now, we know that tensions are very high an at the moment. still the israeli government is going go ahead with the constructions. what's is behind their reasoning? >> reporter: yeah, it's a very complicate the issue at very complex time, very tense times. truth is when you look at israel's settlement expansions in the occupied east of giroux jerusalem. it's a very jewish area, it's where 70,000 housing units already had, homes around 200,000 people. most agree that whatever future settlement is reached between the israelis and the palestinians this will very likely remain in israel. still, it just under scores the tensions and indeed the divisions between the israelis and the palestinians, the pal
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steps of course see the occupied east of jerusalem as the capital of their future state. the israeli government and indeed the israeli prime minister has often repeated that he sees jerusalem as the unified capital of israel. whatever the case, this will do very little to calm the tensions that we have seen not only on the streets of the occupied east of gentleman ruus legal jerusalg over to israel and the indeed the west bank as women. this is just add to this tension that his we have seen seeing. >> we also know that u.s. secretary of state john kerry is meeting with the palestinian leader, mahmoud abbas in jordan in amman in particular. what is expected to come out of those talks? >> reporter: well, really just under scores just how concerned the united states is over the mounting tensions that we have been discussing. the fact that the u.s. secretary of state john kersey in
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neighboring jordan to meet with the palestinian leader will no doubt be part of the discussion to his calm the situation, one will imagine mr. kerry will be pushing mr. abbas to not go ahead with his planning to to the u.n. security council to push identify resolution that would effectively set a timetable for the end of israel's occupation of palestinian territories but instead going back to the negotiating table. but given how tense the situation is, that doesn't look likely at this stage. but what is perhaps even just as interesting is where so far mr. kerry is not going, which is here, israel. so far we don't have any indication as to whether or not mr. kerry will be meeting with the israeli prime minister benjamin net january ho netanya. that under scores the tensions between washington and the israel i government. the tension have his been brewing for quite sometime over a number of issues, but of course the ongoing conflict we have been seeing on the streets
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of occupied palestinian areas and indeed spilling over to here in israel certainly ringing alarm bells in the u.s. government. but given the tensions currently between the two leaderships, it's going to be very difficult for the u.s. to push either side to come to the negotiating table, which is what they truly want. >> thank you. speaking to us from west jerusalem. egyptian state media says eight navel officers were missing after that patrol boat was attacked in the mediterranean. the vessel was hit by gunfire from three small boats. the military responded by sending jets to destroy the boats, at least 32 people have been arrested. 10 people have been injured after a car bombing in egypt's sinai peninsula the blast happened as security forces were evacuated areas in a town, part of the sinai are under emergency rule after a bombing last month killed 33 soldiers. and south of the capital
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cairo, security forces are being accused of killing two anti-government protesters. the demonstrators reportedly died as the police tried to end a rally in geese a. a new presidential decree in egypt will allow the government to ex-extradition foy are foreigners have been charged a crime it's not clear what this means for three al jazerra journalists that are been derailed for 320 days, they are falsely accused of helping the outlawed muslim brotherhood. all three are appealing against their prison sentences and al jazerra continues to demands their immediate release. qatar and russia are expected to escape punishment. russia was awarded the 2018 tournament at the same time as qatar was given the 2022 competition. but both bids were plagued by allegations of corruption. now, fifa's ethics committee
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started an investigation in to the bidding process. a summary of its findings are expected in just over half an hour. our sports correspondence has seen that report and joins us live now from london. lee, we know this report took 18 months to compile. what is expected to come out of it? >> reporter: yes, we need to remind ourselves what this report actually is. a year-long investigation in the world cup bitting in 2018 and 222 that was cleared flawed that's why an investigation is needed. the speculation around to the level that qatar might be stripped to the world cup. this is way wide of the mark, though. they were found not to have compromised the integrity of the bid process. in fact, all of the bidding nations weren't seemed to have compromised the integrityist bid process. it's individuals that might face punish. at least two from qutar. all, a england, korea and the united states, this might surprise some people, but it was vims around the bid processes
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that still might face some punishment from fifa. so for qatar. the relief seemingly in the clear. not everything is rose i in that garden we have to look at the fact that mr. garcia wasn't allowed entrance in to russia. some critics will say well, did they have nothing hide? some people won't be satisfied with this. in terms of whether the 2022 world cup will be played in qatar, jerk it will. >> so qatar has been exonerated from corruption allegations. it must be a real relief foam them. >> reporter: there will be leaf they have been desperate to get on with this and have a positive feel around what will be the first world cup in the middle east. we don't know whether the tournament will be played in winter soar summer, there there will be lots of arguments about whether it will be played likely in the winter. but, yes, of course the pressure, we have seen on al jazerra before when i have spoken to the heads of the supreme committee fa qatar 2022. they have really felt the
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negativity has been unfair, some of at games around them. and the key thing was that the sunday times were alleged a link to mohamed buena man. it shows that he was acting, now banned from football, of course, for his own presidential ambitions, that link between him and qatar 2022 which some thing dismissed by the he had ticks committee. >> lee reporting for us on the key finings from fifa on the 2018 and 2022 world cup bids. in mexico, protesters have set fire to a government building in the capital of the state of guerrero. it's where 43 students went missing six weeks as, demonstrators say brett enrique peña knee are eto'o's toll edges of corruption is partly for blame for the students disappearance, adam raney has this update. >> reporter: more violent protests in gave rafer owe on we understand where leftist radical teachers torched a straight
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chamber in and eye library there. there were no ledge shaders there, they also set on fire several vehicles. what it shows is increasing intensity and anger in the frosts in the south western state of guerrero around this case of the fourth three missing students. this teacher's union is allied with many of the teacher training students at the college where the students went missing and it shows that they are fed up with the answers from the government fights the fact that the attorney general last week announced a major breakthrough in the case in which he said gang members have confessed to how -- showing how these students had been killed and incinerated. he, of course, went to say he still considers it a missing persons case because they have been unable to identify any of the remains as too fast of his students. these protests show the problem is only going brigger for the president, as he was out of the country this week at a sum knit china, the protests gained in
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inning ends aintensity, volume r across the country. they are not just violent in that state. we are also seeing peaceful protests here in mexico city and a basic message from those protesters is that they have had enough of a government of impunity and killings and enough of all that have without justice being serve. a mechanics channel court has ruled that the right i've powerful drug gang leader were violated during his arrest in february, el chapo guzman was nabbed for links to high crime and keeping high caliber weapons in his house it under out this wasn't the case, the owe firms that arrested him entered his house without an a judicial order and his case will now be refused. more than 50,100 people have died from ebola -- five number 100 people have died from he bowl -- 5,100 people have died
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from ebola. it's the largest ever outbreak ever recorded it stands at 5,160 with more than 14,000 people infected. a pakistani court has issued arrest warrants for opposition politician immaterial ron kahn and the cleric of the recent anti-government protests. they are as cooled of attack the state television headquarters in september. protests turned violent when thousands of people tried to storm the president's residents. there has been controversies any columbia over a court decision sentence is seven rebel to his prison. a report now. >> reporter: with a simple shout and a show of hands the crowd of indigenous sentenced this teenage rebel today decades in prison. the accusation, the killing of two tribe members who were stopping them from putting up banner, there was no defense attorney, and there will be no appeal.
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>> translator: hernando as a. >> reporter: he says that while difficulty for outsiders to understand this is a viable form of justice. >> translator: the community applies the justice here, sometimes the sentence are very hard and serve as an example to those that commit a mistake. we believe the community as a whole is wise. >> reporter: they have been in the cross fire of the country's conflict for decades, living on an easy relationship with both the military and the rebels operating in the territory. they have the right to apply their justice and enforce it with 900 unarmed guards. a result has been limited. eight members have been killed this year alone. evidence of the ongoing conflict are quite easy to find. these houses were destroyed by a car bomb while the town's police station is really a bunker which
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policemen rarely leave fearing snipe air tacks from the surrounding hills. not everybody in the community thinks the laws are fair. relatives of the rebels say collaborating is often their only option. in the national courts would have been more just. >> translator: they didn't let us spring in his defense, and they lied in the trial. it was the indigenous guards that a tacked them and followed them up the hill and tried to take their weapons. >> reporter: they say the only officer to such harsh treatment will be retaliation, many leaders have already received fresh threats. >> translator: it's true that as indigenous we live under their authority, but they can't treat us like this. they say they want peace, but if they treat us like they do, it is them who stir up the war. >> reporter: the trial comes as columbia struggles to reach a peace deal to end its five decade long conflict.
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