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airplane answers. >> to verify whether it come from the boeing 777 or does it come from mm-hmm 317. >> investigators work to confirm part of malaysia airlines 370 has been found defrauding i.s.i.l., three chechen women take advantage of yim i.s.i.l., scamming the groupgroup yes need to work with
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french, and that's what we are doing migrants trying to sneak through the channel tunnel to get to briton. >> the tale of two sittings beijing and ahmadi hoiping to -- hoping to be named the host of the 2022 olympic gamesar tomorrow. n good evening, i'm antonio mora, this is it al jazeera america. we begin with a new development in the year-long search from mh370. boeing voghtors -- investigators are confident that the debris comes from a triple 7 aircraft, the same model of the malaysian airliner vanishing last march with 239 on board.
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a photo showing a serial number. boeing says it is consistent with a model. a damaged suitcase was found. the airplane part will be transported to france to test whether it's from flight a 370. tania page is on the island with the latest on the hunt for the airliner. >> we know at the moment there are many malaysian officials here, investigators, and they'll give us a news conference, we'll have comment from them tomorrow. we'll find a little more detail about what happens for this. what could be a vital clue in the ongoing investigation into what happened to mh370. we'll find out about that stuff tomorrow. if it is from the plane, a hugely significant crime. a couple of people along the beach. it was covered with barnacles. it is being cautious. some experts believe it is from
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a boeing 777, so the right kind of plane. what will they learn from it? possibly not very much. as far as what happened to the flight, but it will, i think, give confirmation to those searching for the wreckage that they are looking in the right place. >> tania paige on union island. let's take a closer look at the investigative process. science and technology correspondent jacob ward joins us from san francisco. one of the many roads the investigation will take to analyse this piece of the plane, assuming it's from flight 370, how it could have made it all the way to reunion island, as far from the search area of australia as new york is from los angeles. >> that's right. it is an extraordinary distance, but really speaks to the power of the ocean. it's probably because of what is called the south equatorial commit, a circular jir between
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australia and asia. if this wreckage came off the plane and was in the middle of the search area, it would have been pushed north and to the best. oceanographers have been doing modelling how debris could drift. it doesn't get us closer to knowing where the rest of the plane is. the south equatorial counter goes down to about 300 feet below the surface of the ocean, so only buoyant debris, like this piece would be carried along by that. the important stuff, the black box recorder, the flight data recorder which is heavy, made of tens construction that sinks to the bottom. it will not have carried anywhere, if it is in the ocean. it's on the bottom of the ocean. this will not lead us to where that flight data recorder is. >> there's various ways of looking at the piece to see where it comes from.
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>> that's right. the serial number that you would want to the have, which individually identifies this seems to be missing. the plate it's print on is not on this. that is not the fingerprint you'd hope for in trying to make sure you are connected there. investigators will look at component parts. if you think of an airplane as a model you'd put together, the maintenance personnel rely on it, knowing what goes where. photos that come out of the investigation show a component part number 657 bb. which corresponds in the maintenance manual of the boeing triple 7 to a flapperon. as far as we know there's only one boeing 777, mh370. investigators have to be cautious. they can't say that this is connected. based on that component number. >> jacob ward in san francisco. >> let's bring in alan from
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albuquerque, and the author of the book air safety investigators, using science to save lives, one crash at a time. so many questions. >> do you have daughter that the debris is from flight 370. >> not really. i think it was articulated well. there's one missing triple 7. and this by default has to be from the aircraft. they might be able to tell us a little more. i hear it's going to france. i'm not concerned. i would conclude that this is certainly part of the aircraft. and it tells us a certain amount. and as jacob suggested. one thing you didn't mention, it tells us a little about how it may have come down.
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it talked about locating where it came from, the indian ocean, the general area, but it doesn't answer the why. he did a good jock explaining that this is a piece of refloating debris that didn't receive a lot of damage. i investigated a boeing crash, and the damage or lack of damage on this part suggests that you could have a controlled entry into the water. we are speculating higher. the evidence suggests this wasn't a terminal dive. so you say basically the plane may have belly flopped into the ocean, and play have tried a landing. could that indicate that the pilot was incapacitated. would a plane glide to a landing like that? >> it could be either the autopilot flying the aircraft
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keeping it in a flight alt dude, consistent with what i'm saying, or you could have someone, not necessarily a pilot. there are scenarios where non-pilots came up in the conflict and landed aircraft. they are rare, but - so we don't know. like i said. it tells us about the how, probably where the part came from, it doesn't tell us the why. and the other thing we talk about, when you talk about the 7th hour that occurred when the engine ran out of fuel. it's a definitive piece of data and analysis, but it is not precise, we know where the aircraft was, when the engine planed out. when they trapped other triple 7s. they were off by maybe 100
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miles. >> that's a lot of territory to cover. but can it eliminate - if it can't tell us what happened, can it eliminate some of the possible scenarios, for example, an explosion. >> some of the conspiracy scenarios that vladimir putin had it high jacked to kazakhstan, and - yes, i think it does eliminate some of those. we have a long way to go before we answer it. i was going to mention a plane at 30,000 feet, the jetliners have 13 or 15 to one glide ratio, and depending on the winds. that's 100 miles. i think we are in for a long search. the one thing that i would hope someone would do is offer a reward for further parts that are found. i know people are out there looking, if you offer 10,000 for recovering of a part to the missing aircraft. i believe you'd have a lot more people looking, fishermen and
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beach combers. i'd move in that direction quickly. >> former n.t.s.b. investigator. thank you another malaysia airlines tragedy is making news. the five countries signaturing the downing of malaysia airlines flight 17 in ukraine are considering setting up an independent tribunal. this, after russia vetoed attempts to establish a u.n.-backed court to prosecute suspects. the plane was shot done over eastern ukraine last july, with 298 passengers on board. ukraine and western countries believe the plane was shot down by russian backed separatists. >> the white house fine tuned sanctions on russia, companies that do business with russia. the treasury department says it placed 26 individuals and entities on a black list that freezes assets they may have in the u.s. it bars americans from doing business with them. officials say it's on attempt to maintain the effectiveness of existing sanctions
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the afghan taliban chose a leader after confirming the death of mullah omar. sources told al jazeera that the leadership elected mular actor mohammed mansour, the number two, to take the reigns. courtney kealy reports. >> reporter: despite the leggs of mullah omar's successor, there's no explanation why his death happened in a karachi hospital in 2013, has only been disclosed now. >> the unity of the movement is under question. >> reporter: as afghan taliban fighters launch offensives in the north of the country. some political analysts question whether the taliban splintered into regional factions across the county, and whether the leadership has the ability to unify fighters. the taliban spread the activities throughout the country. it requires a strong and skilful military leadership.
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>> reporter: the command structure has been opaque, many leaders come from the province where the new leader was born and raised in a poppy-rich valley, the region mullah omar led the taliban movement. >> when the taliban was arising they need a leader, eventually the taliban chose him because he had 30 people and he had some weapons to use. the second reason, he was a famous person. >> mansour has strong connections with pakistan's interservice intelligence known as. i.s.i. the pakistani military - they have been playing an important role in leading the taliban's military wing in afghanistan. as long as they receive the support of the pakistan's i.s.i., they will not face serious challenges immediatelily. >> while the new leadership maintains important ties with
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pakistan, they have survived years of war and conflict. gone is the spiritual status that mullah omar brought as the decision-maker of the taliban. >> the peace process of the u.n.-backed president was thought to be sanctioned by omar. the group released a statement drafted by him two weeks ago, giving his approval for ongoing peace talks. now they have been postponed the turkish military pounded positions with the kurdistan workers party, the p.k.k., in northern iraq. a heavy raids since it bombed p.k.k. on friday. turkey claims it killed up to 190 kurdish fight irs. they are eye cueing -- accusing the united states of turning a blind eye. saying that they are only interested in the turkish bases to lunch air strikes.
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they accused them of having a hidden agenda. the attacks have little to do with i.s.i.l. >> translation: turkey carried out a couple of air strikes for show, without causing damage. nor are they feeling pressure. there's no concrete information that the islamic state received damage or coming under pressure. this is not a doubt or a claim. this is the truth. i wished turkey could consider the truth. unfortunately, we couldn't see that. >> the u.s. said turkey has a right to defend itself. washington declared it a terror organization. kuwait has uncovered fighters. five cue waities fought for the group in iraq and syria. last month an i.s.i.l. suicide
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bomber blew himself up. officials say the five men arrested are not connected to the june attack. >> three chechen women had more success battling i.s.i.s. swindling them after conning the men into thinking they would travel to syria and marry them. we have the story. >> reporter: it's a twist to the typical i.s.i.l. bride. you hear about women lured to travel to syria to join the fighters. in this case three chechen young women turned the tables on recruiters. this is one of three girls, her face obscured to protect her identity who scammed i.s.i.l. fighters for thousands. they made the fighters think they'd be the brides. they said they had no money to travel from chech academia to syria, i.s.i.l. offered to send funds.
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>> he tried to pull me in, asking if i wanted to come to syria, that i'd like it. i said i had no money. he said he'd help. >> according to news life, a russian website, pt girls received the money. blocking the i.s.i.l. fighter they communicated with and moved to the next target. the trio made about 3300 before getting caught by the police, focused on on-line activity. >> the young woman you saw has not been charged, but confessed to everything. others were detained on charges of fraud. the united nations is accusing iraq of torturing thousands. the u.n. committee said the system is motivated by revenge, not the rule of law. >> men and women have been scarred. detainees are forced to sign false confessions and the u.n. suspects countless others are in
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worse decision held in facilities without being charged. >> prosecutors office and others were unable to provide statistics that other ofijs, law enforcement have been committed for committing acts of torture. cases of torture are hundreds and thousands. >> u.n. experts question why some have been sentenced to death after trials that last minutes. iraq signed the u.n. torture convention in 2011. israel's parliament improved a la legalizing the force-feeding of prisoners on hunger strikes. the bill passed through a slim six majority and does not come without cov city. the practice is called a form of torture and risky.
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>> statistics show majority of prisoners on hunger strike is on defensive. that means being held without charge, and those that support the strikes tell you it's the only means the prisoners have to put pressure on the authorities to charge them or let them go. there has been a backlash from the medical community, the israeli medical association urging doctors not to partake, saying it goes against medical ethics that they signed once they started being doctors. >> i think that there might be suspicion on our side that we are being used. as tools or as somebody who gives out a punishment to political prisoners or prisoners who have complained on the hunger striking and we are the tools in the hands of the state. >> israeli medical association petitions the heart to get it
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overruled. that is a huge challenge. it shows how upset they are at this new law. if you look at the figures, no prisoner died. there has been cases of prisoners being killed because they were force-fed as the israeli parliament debated that bill. an ultra orthodox man stabbed six people at a gay pride parade. two are in critical condition. binyamin netanyahu condemned the attack a despicable hate crime was committed. in israel, everyone, including the gay community have the right to live in peace, and we'll defend that right. i welcome the leadership's condemnation of this terrible crime and call on those in positions of leadership to announce the act in the name of all israelis. i wish them a full and speedy recovering the suspect was released
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from prison, serving time after stabbing three people at the same event in 2005 the u.s. signals closer ties with egypt. some say the shipment of f-16s is sending the wrong message to cairo. and a delay in the verdict for three al jazeera journalists facing charges of aiding the muslim brotherhood in egypt. they were calling peter greste - the urn certainty of his -- uncertainty of his future.
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the united states is giving egypt eight fighter jets, parts of a support programme for egypt. they give egypt a valuable capability in the times of instability. they have older model f-16s. they have been waiting for months. three journalist facing charges
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will have to wait longer to learn their fate. peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and mohammed badr expected a verdict. instead the supreme court delayed the decision until sunday. the three were found guilty last year of aiding the banned muslim brotherhood. charges denied. peter greste was deported to australia when the court agreed to hear his appeal. he told us the stakes are higher for his colleagues. >> i spoke to mohammed badr yesterday, the suppress on him and his family, and the tres on him because his family is stressed is playing havoc with their emotions. he's a strong guy. he's been through a lot. he knows what he has to deal with. as difficult as it is, i am sure he'll make it through. >> they spent a year in an
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egyptian prison. mohamed fadel fahmy and mohammed badr from released on bail this year a cairo-based political analyst, three years on the front line of the ar spring. he joins us from brussels. good to have you with us. given the twist and turps of this case in the past two years, how many times has the verdict been postponed. do you believe the reason for the delay - do you believe the reason. >> something to do with the opening of the soouz canal on 6 august. it's a lack of professionalism in the entire trial. that would well be possible. indeed, the judges say they can't come and a postponement is needed. it's hard to know what is going on. >> are these reporters pawns caught in the middle of a testy
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relation between egypt and qatar, which funds al jazeera, and which the abdul fatah al-sisi government is angry at because of support for the muslim brotherhood. >> i think no doubt it was the basis of this process, and it has, indeed, led to this sham trial that we have seen without evidence. why was that, it was politicized against qatar, supporting the muslim brotherhood - the egyptian authorities said. right now, we can say that that is political - the rivalry between egypt and dzenan catic. they have been a kind of soul. >> on the other hand, peter greste, an australian, was deported. mohamed fadel fahmy has not been, despite being a canadian despite announcing duel citizenship. why? >> i asked the same question a few weeks ago. his answer was honestly i don't
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know. they proposed in prison, indeed, to give up his egyptian citizenship so he would be able to go to canada. and then suddenly they didn't find his canadian passport any more. what i think is really happening is that egyptian state is it in chaos. parts of the state want to solve the problem. other parts think it's not the time yet, and these parts are fighting against each other. >> secretary kerry is heading to egypt. human rights wrote him an alert talking about the deteriorating human rights situation in egypt. should he visit? >> he should be visiting, it's not bad. but the question is what message will you give. what i see from the united states and europe is the stance, the same they took under
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mubarak. now it is al qaeda, and islamic state. it is about anti-terrorism and not about democracy and human rights. >> it's becoming a big problem in egypt. many journalists in gaol, activists in gaol, people kidnapped by the police, and so worth. i'm afraid this is not the message he'll give. >> also today there's news that the u.s. will deliver f-16s to egypt as part of the military aid unfrozen recently. as you say, do you think it's real politique, the need of good relations and supplying a key ally taking precedence over taking a moral position about human rights? >> exactly, and the international community, not the united states and other countries made a deal with iran, which is sensitive in the region, saudi arabia and egypt.
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they may thing that this is not the time to be - to play games or be angry or give the wrong messages to a country, a key ally like egypt good to get your perspective on all of this. thank you. >> thank you. >> the tunnel that links britain and france dividing them. u.k. says france is not doing enough. migrants and calais sneaking through the tunnel into britain. also, thousands of protesters clash with riot police in bosnia, and the labour law they say is hurting poor workers. kers.
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welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm antonio mora. coming up in this half hour of international news.
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venezuelan troops seize a warehouse used by a major american companies, first the stories making headlines across the u.s. in our american minute. a former cincinnati police officer pleaded not guilty in the fatal shooting of an unarmed driver. ray tense posted become bond after being a reigned -- arraigned on murder charges. a video shows another officer lying when he saw the victim dragged by the car maryland denied an aid package to cover the cost of the baltimore riots. the protests overed freddie gray's death cost $20 million, resulting in 15 major fires and damage to 340 businesses. defense secretary ash carter ordered the military services to consider when and if troops could carry weapons. carter issued a memo to take
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steps to better affect defense department. this follows the killings of for marines and sailors. >> refugees that fled violence are starting to come home. 100,000 refugees remained in surrounding countries. they faced an uncerta future when they come home. >> this woman. >> in many cases those who are returning come back to this. >> neighbours say thieves took advantage. situation. they broke down the door and came inside. they went through room by room looking for what they could
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steam. things like furniture and appliances a voters' card from the 2005 election is a reminder of the election after the civil war, when president pierre nkurunziza won the first term. he won a third, after months of violence, and despite a constitution ag rule limiting him to two terms. officials are coming back because security has been restored. a lot of people are coming back. many walked from rwanda. they have improved in the country, it's true. people have started coming back. >> the united nations says more than 100,000 are in refugee camps. many people know the crisis isn't over. the proposed government is over. some leaders may not work. it may be a long time before everyone left returns home
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coombe loan pledged to help its neighbour nigeria end the battle against boko haram. nigerian president travelled to cameroon for talks with the president. the two men say they'll support a regional task force to take on boko haram. them exchange intelligence and cooperate along the border. over the past week 3500 migrants tried to enter britain from france. via the tunnel under the channel. >> british prime minister warned his country would not become a safe haven for those seeking a new life. cameron's other choice of words has him feeling the heat. barnaby phillips reports from calais, france. >> reporter: british workmen are in france reinforcing defenses around the eurotunnel complex. they hope it will be enough to keep migrants out and stop them boarding trucks and trains to
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get across the channel. the newspapers are shrill. something must be done to keep migrants out. the french is not up to the job. the prime minister sensitive to the mood at home used insensitive language to describe the situation in calais. >> this is very testing, i accept that. you have a swarm of people coming across the mediterranean, seeking a better life, wanting to come to britain. they have jobs, an economy, it's an incredible place to live. we need to protect the borders by working hand in glove with the french. >> reporter: this is the fence, reinforced barbed wire, barbed wire at the top. it looks as if people have forced their way through, cut open the fire. above is a sign danger of death in several african, asian, middle eastern languages, warning people not to go
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through. beyond, there's more barbed wire, and a second fence. and again, reinforcements at the top of the fence. you'd have to be really, really determined to try to get through here and try to board one of those trains like the one that has gone past now. shortly afterwards a team arrived to repair the role, the game of cat and mouse goes on. the action happens after dark, when the migrants hope it will be easier to get across undetected. on this occasion the french police manage to keep them out. outside calais hospital i met a syrian man that wouldn't show his face. he tried to jump on to a ship to england, but slip d and broke both arms. he's been well treated in this french hospital, but is plotting how to get to england. >> when i am better in health,
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and the angle outside the hospital i try again. it's my dream. i don't have that. i'm try one, two, three. >> no one who has come this far is easily deterred. this group, including syrians, eritreans and sudanese - they didn't get across. they, too, will surely try again a labour law set off protests in bosnia today. thousands of workers clashed with place in sarajevo, trying to break into the parliament to prevent lawmakers implementing social and economic reforms. bosnia's leaders believed it would help to claim e.u.
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membership. workers' right are at risk. >> it's a law against the workers and citizens. this cannot push the federation forward. on the contrary, it will further impoverish the workers, and our politicians have no right to amend mistakes at the expense of workers. >> but the serb region of bosnia says it will adopt similar changes by the end of the year. >> in caracas. the national guard seized a food distribution house used by necessarily and the bear giant. the government plans to develop the property into housing. it's taken possession of several other facilities owned by the country's largest private employer. 100 people disappointed outside for and against the takeover. >> a truck accident in northern mexico left 26 dead, including four children. a dump truck dumped through a religious procession of people marge are marching through a
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church. the brakes failed and the driver fled the sign. 120 people were injured. a disgusting discovery in brazil. coming up, disturbing results of tests of the water used by voters and swimmers at the olympic games. >> and the competition is stiff. coming up, profiles of the cities hoping to host the 2022 winter olympics. er olympics.
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>> don't try this at home. >> "techknow" - where technology meets humanity. only on al jazeera america. >> what did you see when you athletes competing in water in the summer olympics in rio could face a dangerous hazard. some of the swimming and boating venues are contaminated with viruses and bacteria. some athletes training at the sight are ill with teefr, bombing and dyer are year. officials say the water will be safe. in context the 2022 winter games - tonight the olympic committee will announce the state that has the winning bid to host the games. the city in contention, if az kak stan win, it would be a first for the country, as
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explained, it faces allegations of human rights abuses kazakhstan's largest city, may have a small global profile, that will change if it wince the vote to host the 2022 winter olympics. they fear they have a disadvantage against beijing. olympic officials are banned from visiting cities. the members of the i.o.c. should look at the city. everyone who visits us falls in love with our city. i think maybe when they decide they won't feel almaty's energy. with 40% of the population under 24, it tried to portray itself as a young vibrant city. unlike beijing, there's plenty of snow, prompting the slogan - keeping it real. they planned a game with all events taking place. 70% of the venues are ready. that will increase by 2017, when
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they host the games. the 1.7 billion to pay for the winter olympics comes from rich reserves of oil and gas. i.o.c. members fear falling energy prices could hit the budget. the human rights record is a concern. >> very concerned about the freedom of speech, freedom of expression. freedom of peaceful assemblies and sensation. freedom from torture, and freedom. >> hamasy was the winter sports for the soviet union, kazakhstan has not been success: winning seven medals, and one in sochi. these teenagers planned to reverse fortunes in almaty in 2022. yep, i can win the olympic games and come back to my country, the first and hopefully not the last gold medal. certainly it would be good,
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prestigious, being everyone would come to kazakhstan. it would come to kazakhstan. i hope that the i.o.c. members take the leap the competing bid coming from beijing hosting a summer olympics, and it could make things harder for china, struggling with allegations and a lack of resources, including the fact that beijing doesn't get enough snow. people in china's capital are divided over whether they play host at all. the games in 2008 they are awarded to the city of beijing. it's a scene that china hopes will repeat itself, when they won the bid to the 2008 summer olympics. a milestone spending 40 billion getting ready for the summer
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games. like many of her fellow chinese, she was proud back then, but her house was demolished during massive construction leading up to the game seven years ago. her protest leading to years behind bars because of peatings while detained. she thinks the disagrees add olympic commit he has a responsibility not to award the games to beijing. >> i don't think china has a right to the host another olympics. we raised the concern to the international olympic committee, they turn a blind eye to our suffering. >> a small group of tibetans protested outside a meeting where china presented details of a bid. criticism is not all about china's human rights record. there's concern over where the skiing events would be held. it's in an area that doesn't get much snow.
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there would be a reliance on manmade snow, requiring lots of water, putting stress on an area that needs more water than it has. the 2022 winter games will not be as big as the summer, but the government plans to spend $4 billion. according to the bid, some of the venues will again be used in 2022. like the birds nest, it would host the opening and the closing ceremonies, and the water cube would be transformed from a swimming venue to that of the ice sport for curling. >> beijing is not known for winter sports. but hosting the games will be good for the movement. inspiring 300 chinese. >> of course i support the bidding for the winter olympics, it's our country's pride. i watched every event during the 2008 olympics, if beijing holds the winter olympics, i'll watch
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again. >> human rights groups say if the i.o.c. grant the winter games they'll ignore history. >> it will make the host city sign a contract, pledging to uphold human rights and not to discriminate. if beijing lands the games, they are betting that china honours its end of deem. >> the sports editor of the nation has written extensively. what face is the i.o.c. in this decision, has been described as a human rights issue. >> so despite being urged by activists to not choose either as a host, the i.o.c. will hold its nose and award the games to one of them. >> yes, and they might hold it
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publicly. behind the scenes it will be behind the scene. one of the things that the international committee and its thieving f.i.f.a. is that if you hold the event in countries of dissent it's easier to make the trains one on time. at the erpd of the day they'll pick their favourite dictatorship. >> the idea is that places with bad human rights record, that it will help human rights is not true. >> it's like the expression, please don't fit in my face and tell me it's raining. when you look at whatever country the olympics lands, it's the host country tending too look more like beijing than beijing looking like a congressional democracy. there's more crackdowns and imprisonments, the joke in atlant a, hosting the summer
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games was the only structure built on time and under budget was the prison. this is the idea that olympics is a demack rattizing force. it's not something that bears under scrutiny. we'll see that happen again. >> the i.o.c. is in the situation choosing between ahmadi and beijing, munich, crack lou, oslo and switzerland dropped out. another situation that hosting the games is less and less a positive. >> and the number of countries bidding for the 2024 summer games is only about half-a-dozen, which is down from about 18 to 20 that over typically try to get the games. >> this is a post nine 11 phenomenon. post nine 11, security costs, billions of dollars, foreign troops, everything that makes people wary about bringing the
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games to their country and information. so much more access now. we saw this in boston. they are looking at the facts. they are not on the sides of the counter incarnations of the international olympic committee. >> i love the olympics, i'm an addict when they are on. >> i do too. when discussed the other night, part of that information is the cost of the hosting the games is so prohibitive that few places can afford to. ahmadi might be able to, not because of the wealth, but because they had a lot of winter infrastructure in place from the days they were part of the soviet union. >> exactly. and kazakhstan, almaty, the most kerrsry research on al-marty shows a country where the crackdowns on dissent and civil liberties are in the extremes. i'm wish i could say it wasn't
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at point of the distraction. >> they are concerned about the window dressing. or how it looks if they go to the dictatorship of last resort. basically the olympic washing the dictatorships, making them present themselves to the world is more democratic than they are. at the same time they are happy to be there. >> on the other hand, from the sports perspective would d be an idea to popularize winter sports by taking the games to china? >> well i think china makes the people the minders of all sports. not to mention the corporate sponsors of the olympics drool. we are talking about the largest economy on the face of the planet. and china is still seen as a market that can be further penetrated by western interests that have not been able to get in there. for sponsors, china is the big prize. that's why i expect beijing to host the games. >> good to have you with us.
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>> the announcement coming in a few hours. tomorrow we'll have the celebrations from the winning city. >> anger over the slaughter of cecil the lyon reaches the united nations and the white house, how both respond to public outrage. and the chinese government is convincing people that they should be eating and growing
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potatos tore ep shall rain in nepal causes a series of landslides killing 30 people. soldiers are digging for survivors, mud and rocks buried half the rocks in one village west of the city, officials are worried. nepal starting to recover from two earthquakes killing 8500 people. united nations general assembly adopted a resolution aimed at cracking down on the trade and
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wildlife. the resolution had the support of more than 70 countries, the u.n. is calling the members to make trafficking endangered animals a crime. the wildlife association is calling the move a phase in the fight against poaching. the white house said it will review a petition to extradite a dentist that killed cecil the line. walter palmer has gone into sebbing clugs since it was re -- seclusion since it was revealed he killed the lyon. >> this petition reached the threshold. there will be a forthcoming white house response. the thing that i will say as a general matter is decisions about prosecution and extradition are made over the department of justice. >> the u.s. fish and wildlife service wants to question walter palmer but can't find them.
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they announced that it had suspended the membership. a look at news oltlets across the world, how they are rejecting. the e.u. observer writes under the headline turkey's dangerous gambit. they welcomed e.u. becoming as a force of stability. it alienated some friends. germany and france among them. the telegraph writes about the attempts about migrants in france. with a headline france must face up to the crisis. the paper argues that they foist the problem on to britain. it writes that securing the border was the responsibility of the government. >> brazil writes about its concerns about venezuela future. under the headline venezuela's socialist model failed. it says strict control has led
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to an unprecedented crisis. it writes that the government's response has been top increase repress. much like the government of eastern europe at the ends of the cold war. pushing the potato, the ninth world potato congress was held this week in beijing, as part of an effort to open up a bigger market. the chinese government wants to promote potatos that had an image problem in china. it is everything to do with potatos. >> from every conceivable way of consuming them. to better science for growing them. the chinese government is on a mission to convince people on the wonders of potato. >> translation: here in china we have good quality potatoes, they provide options as a staple
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food. >> urn mining the potato debate is an issue of food security, in a country with a fifth of the world's population to feed. the hardy potato needs less land and water than wries, but faces an image problem in t eyes of chinese consumers. look around traditional street markets, it's hard to spot what is seen as a peasant food only for those that can't afford rice. >> translation: it's like a substitute food. i would have it if there wasn't any rice. >> translation: we'll have it like an extra vegetable, it's not the basis for a meal. >> now more westernised younger people eat a lot more potatos. that's part of the problem. potato consumption is on the rise.
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largely thanks to increasing amounts of french fries in past food restaurants. the challenge is getting the chinese to learn healthier ways of having their daily potato. >> in inner mongolia we have been eating potatos for a long time. there are a lot of ways of using them, like potato noodles. hopefully this congress will show more ways of putting potatos on chinese dinner tables that's it for this edition of al jazeera america i'm antonio mora, thank you for watching. "america tonight" is next. see you again in an hour.
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on "america tonight", a watery warning, from tidal pools come signs that trouble in the air is dripping down into our food supply. who knows how far this issue goes, if it's affecting our asters in the catchery. what others it would be affecting. lisa fletcher with a story told. >> and a warning under water. >> he was showing us places where the coral bleached and it's gone beyond bleac