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>> flexing its military muscle. russia shoots cruise dismissals into syria, hundreds of kilometers away. hello i'm darren jordan from doha. this is al jazeera. following nor clashes at the west bank. president obama apologizes for an air strike that destroys a
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hospital in kunduz afghanistan. russia has fired cruise missiles at syria. more than 1200 kilometers away were involved in the strikes. moscow says it's targeting cite but some have hit western backed rebels. u.s. says the advantage a fundamental mistake. and u.s. well not cooperate with russia. peter sharp reports. >> from the caspian sea, 1200 kilometers from the fighting, russia opened a second front. the caliber missiles, bearing the nato code name sizzler were launched without warning from russia's caspian sea flotilla.
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with a range of 2500 kilometers the missiles were within reach, russia said it received permission from iran and iraq to overfly its territory, avoiding southeastern turkey. sergei shoygu briefed of the campaign. >> 26 cruise missiles on 11 targets. all targets were destroyed and no civilians were harmed. why russia would target missiles 12 loo miles away, when it's carrying out daily strikes
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on i.s.i.l. from the ground. it would go well to remind the west of its military reach. secretary of defense ash carter formally ruled out any strategy with russia. >> they continue to hit targets that are not i.s.i.l. we believe this is a fundamental mistake. despite what the russians say we have not agreed to cooperate with russia so long as they continue to pursue mistaken strategy and hit these targets. >> a disappointment for president putin who hoped to persuade the u.s. to join his coalition. peter sharp, al jazeera, moscow. >> could have been the first time the navy has filed its caliber missiles. the missiles have a range of up
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to 2500 kilometers and can be fired from ships and submarines and are able to carry conventional and nuclear war heads. all the missiles hit within three meters of their targets. robert hunter is a former ambassador to moscow, he says putin is achieving his goals. >> realize from his perspective that there are things that russia can do that will be useful and incidentally you ought to be thinking more about what we're doing together, rather than where we are separated. after all, the russians helped the united states, get the deal with iran, russia rescued the american president when he said that he would act on the syrian use of chemical weapons.
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so mr. putin is saying, i'm in the game, notice me. what's really going on here is political. russia is showing that they're back. russia attempting to show that the united states doesn't really have a game plan. russia pushing back against the united states becoming more firmly engaged in the civil war within the arab world, the united states on the sunni side, so the russians are saying all right, we'll be on mr. assad's side, we'll also work with iranians and with other shias, saying in effect you want to work together to deal with the terrorist question. you can't keep us at bay. >> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has ordered police to prevent government ministers and knesset members from entering al-aqsa compound.
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5 marin plnian palestinians andr israelis killed since saturday. hashehoda abdel hamid has the s. >> one of the protestors died in jerusalem and then, own day of rage. now, the clashes lasted for several hours with israeli forces using once again live ammunition to push back the protesters. now, this has been going on for several days and there's one figure that really stands out at this state and that's the number of wounded. according to both the red crescent and the palestinian health ministry since october 3rd acknowledge 1642 palestinians were wounded and among them you have about 260 that were hit by live ammunition
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and about 650 that were wounded because of rubber-coated steel bullets. that just gives you an idea of the amount of force israeli soldiers have been using to push back these protesters and to confront them. >> meanwhile, former u.s. president bill clinton has told al jazeera he thinks benjamin netanyahu can still make some kind of deal with the palestinians. >> i think it's not inconceivable we could have a mega-effort there, because a lot of the aish states are sayin ard like to join you, to make sure iran doesn't threat be our stability in the future but we have got to resolve this. how long do they have to have a peaceful nonviolent government before they can get tear state?
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mr. netanyahu's problem previously was he had so many on his right, and people talked about how well netanyahu did. true. but labor actually picked up two seats. he did collapsing the coalition on the right and have them come to him. if but only if he can sell it as part of a rapprochement with people who will help them be secure against terror and iran. so you know, it might happen. i wouldn't write it off. >> the u.s. president barack obama has called the charity doctors without borders to apology for a u.s. bombing of a hospital in afghanistan. but that group is continuing to press for an investigation of the incident which killed 22
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people including 12 medical staff. here is tom ackerman. >> the u.s. command has offered several explanations which msf has likened to a war crime. >> as a community we reaffirm that otherwise, as a humanitarian aid actor it won't be possible to continue to work. >> reporter: at the white house, a spokesman said president obama called the president of msf to promise a thorough investigation, and apologize. >> in the united states when we make a mistake we are honest about it, we own up to it, we apologize when necessary as the president did in this case. >> but msf said only an
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independent commission set up would be satisfactory. neither the u.s. nor afghanistan are members of that group which has never been called into action. msf asked obama to consent to the outside investigation. but the administration has remained noncommittal. >> we all believe it's important to let the three investigations that are currently ongoing run their course. >> reporter: in the past the u.s. has admitted responsibility for mistaken attacks on targets in conflict zone but never accepted international responsibility for a war crime. but after navy missiles shot down an iranian air a littler in 1988, the u.s. reached a settlement at the international court of justice. it expressdeep regret over the loss of life and paid out over $60 million approximately tom
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ackerman, al jazeera, washington. a deal regarding libya is closer. talks to reach a final deal are nearing a conclusion. >> after consultations with all the libyans participating in this national dialogue, i come here to tell you that despite we have been waiting for gnc to make a decision today, and unfortunately, this decision has not been the one we were expecting in terms of proposing names for national oounts unity government but we have decided to go on an we will continue working on the formation of this unity government and hopefully, tomorrow, we will be able to propose this government. >> time for a short break on al
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>> they don't fear anything. >> they're consuming economically important species >> we're offering something on our menu that no-one else is offering. >> welcome back. a quick reminder of the top stories here on al jazeera. russia has five cruise missiles at targets in syria.
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russian ships in caspian sea were involved in the attack. a palestinian driver was shot and wounded by israeli soldiers at a checkpoint. ordered government workers not to enter the al-aqsa compound. u.s. president barack obama has called the charity doctors without borders to spolg fo apor the attack on their hospital in kunduz in afghanistan. >> magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck at 10 to 9:00 in the morning, centered here in mcts
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pakistan administered kashmir. belakot nestled on one side. both musafarabad and balakot was almost completely leveled. 600,000 homes were destroyed along with 6500 schools, 800 hospitals and medical centers and almost 6,000 kilometers of road. that is in addition to the more than 80,000 people who died and another 100,000 who were injured. outside aid poured in, more than $5 billion but getting help oto areas that was plagued with after shocks, landslides and blocked roads, hampered relief efforts. ten years on, most areas are
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neglected and are still living in the rubble. >> al jazeera kamal hyder traveled to the area. >> billions of dollars poured in from around the world but the government says it still needs more money to complete ongoing projects. already, we have been able to see the schoolchildren studying under open skies. >> they also need just like our children, they need furniture, they need good classrooms, good atmosphere, good ground. they also -- they have a right. >> despite the fact that the government has put in considerable money to rebuild kashmir, there are over a thousand schools that have yet to be rebuilt. these people have been sitting out in the open for at least ten
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years now. and classes are subject to weather. the government plans to build a brand-new prime minister house and president house in the city, but people say that money should be spent on these children and rebuilding their schools. >> hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers could be deported within weeks. meanwhile the leaders of france and germany have urged unity over the refugee crisis. lee wellings, reports from strassburg. >> more than half a million refugees in europe has created
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rifts between countries willing and able to help and those who want to keep them out. in the mediterranean, eu ships have begun patrolling the waters. 3,000 people have died trying to make the crossing this year. roe manyah slovakiromania, slovn concert,. >> nonetheless there is a temptation to retreat into the national shell each time there is a crisis. nothing is more in vain than to turn inwards to save one self. >> it is a message shared by the german chancellor. >> translator: we mustn't fall
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prey to the desire to act nationally in these moments. we should to the contrary act together. it is precisely now that we need europe before pe w. we need more than ever the cohesion that has kept us together. >> it became apparent that european officials were working to deport asylum seekers to their countries of origin. many of them economic migrants from african countries. the last time leaders of france and germany gave a joint address to the european parliament here was 26 years ago, weeks after the fall of the berlin wall. back then the rhetoric was about expansion and unity. now, it's holding onto what ooureurope has.
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a time of unparalleled strain. neave barker, al jazeera, strassburg. >> are a decision by pro-russian separatists. election will take place in february to ensure that compromise will take place for both sides. smog alert shutting down schools and affecting flights. it's been a problem in southeast asia for years, but pollution is on track to be the worst in a decade. choking haze has been drifting over neighboring singapore and malaysia in weeks. this nasa satellite image shows plumes of smoke.
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the red marks here are hot spots where nasa's sensors tee technicalitied unusually warm temperatures associated with the fires. more than a million hectares of bush has been burned, tens of thousands havee received health detriment. step vaessen reports. >> borneo's forests are on fire, emitting dangerous greenhouse gases instead. thick layers of peat, nearly impossible to stop. they are causing haze extending far from indonesia's borders. the government has sent in the military but experts say it's all too little too late.
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it was known months ago that indonesia would be hit by drought due to the el nino weather pattern. >> i think government has all the regulations and the intention to stop this from happening but it's about enforcement. again, most of the work that would be meaningful should have been done before the fires happen. before the el nino year happens. >> to protect one of the last remaining rain forests this cons facing company has hired villagers who traditionally practice slash and burn techniques. >> every time we plant trees they never get the chance to grow and to be productive. because they are always destroyed by fire. that's why i have decided to help stop the fire. >> reporter: it's not only borneo's farmers who burn to clear land. plantation owners do, too.
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nearly 200 companies are suspected of causing fires. so far only one has lost its license. a palm oil company next to the rain forest the villagers are trying to protect is under investigation. on the border of borneo's remaining rain forest destruction is closing in. most of the haze is coming from the fires in the peat land and though this seems to be under control, deep down the fire can rage many months and flare up every minute. president joko widodo has, increases the fire risk. the government admits more should have been done to prevent this disaster. >> from the start of the year the president has already warned to prevent the fires. his orders were very clear. the factors, the fires did happen, mean our preventative
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measures have to be improved. >> reporter: indonesian deposit leaders have yet to involve the communities considered crucial to solve the crisis. indonesia's disaster agent hopes to stop the fires by the end of the moo, a prition many say is far toprediction many saysis fa. step vaessen, al jazeera. unauthorized loans from state owned banks this year. president dilma rousseff campaigned for reelection. opponents of the president have demanded her recall. the fate of the most powerful man in world football may be decided, sepp blatter is
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being investigated by authorities in a critical case against the organization. >> now, sepp blatter may too be out of fifa. fifa's ethics committee members are meeting this week and considering the vice for prosecutor that he should be suspended for 90 days. that's y while swiss authorities continue a criminal investigation into world cup tv rights he signed and a $2.1 million payment to michel patini in 2011. >> a major crisis that's sort of imploding on itself. wheitself, when you have both in more trouble, i think we have an organization that has real big problems and ocrisis of leadership in this
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juncture. >> if he is suspended the man better known as sepp won't be fifa president when he reaches 80 next year. he was general secretary before the retiring president helped him into the office the in 1988. building up a surplus of 80 billion and helping global products. exposed and disgrazed that have overshadowed his presidency. he was reelected in twifn 2011. he won a fifth term in may this year but shortly after agreed to stand down next february amid all the corruption allegations. with the ethics committee members meeting to decide his fate, it doesn't look like he'll even make it this far.
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caroline malone, al jazeera. for the first time in 17 years, an all female racing team will be competing. >> in a sport dominated by men the novelty of female drivers draws attention. bathhurst is an endurance event. two drivers share 160 kilometers kilometers, first female pair to compete in it for 17 years. both professional drivers, they survive mostly on the u.s. indy market. >> hundreds of boys and maybe five girls go-karting. the ratio is much different.
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>> it costs hundreds of thousands of dollars to compete in this race. gracie suggests that men consider she can wear a skirt and look pretty. last year gracey's boyfriend came fifth. >> your own hopes for this weekend? to beat your girlfriend? >> i won't hear the end of it if she beats me. >> the supercar racing is still fairly nearbys niche. niche. >> in the hopes someone can get to formula 1 so prove to everyone we can do it. >> this is all part of the razzmatazz that goes in the
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racing seat. they want more women to be in. andrew thomas, al jazeera, bathhurst. >> there is, the address on your screen, that's >> i'm ali velshi. "on target" tonight need for speed. the nationwide broadband battle, leaving customers caught in the middle. plus solar oil. how the dirty job of drilling for crude could go green. the battle for economic prosperity in the 21st century has convinced many american cities that they will be left in the dust if they don't offer