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russia says it's not surprised about doping allegations amongst its athletes but denies state involvement. hello you're watching al jazeera. also coming up the asme u election observers say the poll in myanmar was transparent but not without some flaws. the u.n. calls for tough action to prevent burundi from escalating into an ethnic conflict. the president of pay u.s.
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university resigns after race tensions on campus. -- a u.s. university. so then russia's sport minister strew says-- ministries is not spreefd about a report on doping in russian athletics. it has involved state involvement. they have been called to be banned from next weeks olympics. >> reporter: in the swiss sunshine a dark day for the sports of athletics. an independent commission set up by the world anti-doping agency w.a.d.a. to investigate claims of systemic doping in russia returned its verdict. >> our recommendation is that the russian federation be suspended. >> reporter: if it doesn't fix the problem, no russian athletes at the rio 2016 olympic games. this report says there is a deeply rooted culture of cheating among russian officials, coaches and athletes, some of whom are coerced into
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doping programs and then financially exploited. a w.a.d.a. accredited lab is accused of destroying samples and the country's own anti doping agency seems to have helped dopers escape detection. richard pound says the problem goes beyond one sport and one country. >> it simply can't be only russia and only athletics. we know there's a problem with doping, just from the positive tests in lots of other sports and in lots of other countries. so we just wanted to make it clear that our mandate was pretty narrow. russia athletics, but there's no reason to believe it's only athletics and only russia. >> reporter: the commission was onformed due to a documentary on german television a year ago. the allegations within that film have seen the reporter overwhelmingly vindicated. russian sporting authorities have remained defiant denying that doping was endemic
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>> translation: this is an attempt made to cast a shadow overall of russian sport. it's unacceptable. i cana shore that russian sports is leading in the world of prevening doping. >> reporter: the i.a.a.f. has asked to take action. >> i've asked the country to address the issues in the report. we will review what they have said and then we will look at the next steps which could include sanction. >> reporter: with questions about how widespread the problem really is, coe faces a battle to lead the sport of athletics back into the light going to moscow. we speak to correspondent. when the sports ministry says it's not surprised by most of the points, what do you think they mean? they were aware that all this was going on?
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>> reporter: i think if you analyse what the sports ministry has been saying, it's possible to detect three different messages. one of them is compliance. they're basically saying that they will go along with whatever is decided by the i.a.a.f., the federation that governs world athletics. another one is evasive. they're saying essentially we haven't really been given enough time to respond to all of these allegations, and we need to go through this report and analyse them properly, only then can we really sort of rebut them or say, yes, we admit to them. the third is defensive. it's basically - the russian arguments that, yes, there is doping in russia, russia has never denied that, but it's imploring essentially the few bad apples argument saying that this was something individual
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athletes were doing. when they are caught in russia, they are prosecuted in russia, they are kicked out of the spiritus, they have an effective anti-doping system and, therefore, that means that the problems that russia has with doping are not systemic. that matches the argument that the sports ministry is putting forward and that's why the sports ministry says that this report from w.a.d.a. is unfounded, it says, an fictional how has this been received generally in russia? how are the press reacting? >> reporter: well, there has been a fair amount of press response to this. i've been reading articles this morning on line which have been saying things like, women, if you look hat-- well, if you like at what a popular newspaper is saying, it says that this report is essentially subject lander and-- slander and the motives behind w.a.d.a.'s finding were
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financial. another high-brow newspaper is calling this the biggest attack on russian domestic sport in history, and more along those lines from other newspapers, a tab lloyd newspaper, which says that on monday a bomb exploded in geneva thank you very much for that indeed. european observers say myanmar's historic election was generally transparent, but more reforms are needed, they say. the monitors praised the leanings but raised concerns about the lack of muslim candidates and the low participation of women. the final result is not expected for days, but so far the n.l.d. has won 54 lower house seats in the national parliament out of the 62 that have been announced. >> this is a historic juncture in the country of myanmar. this is a remarkable process, the first nation-wide
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competitive elections in 25 years, and it was remarkable how many people turned out peacefully in large numbers to participate in this process. the process went better than many expected beforehand wayne hay has the latest from outside the opposition leader's house in yangon. >> reporter: the european union's delegation here to observe this election says the process wasn't perfect, but they also acknowledge that myanmar has come a long way. the reports from the polling stations around the country themselves were largely positive, but some concerns were raised about the process for early voting, for advanced voting and voter registration. those are similar concerns that have been raised by the national league for democracy party in the form of official protests to the election commission. the e.u. also spoke about concerns about the process from here on about the fact that 25%
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of seats in parliament are reserved for the military and it wants to see in the future at least one of the houses of parliament reserved 100% for eau elected members of parliament, so doing away with those appointed seats for the military. a handful of results have been announced so far from the election commission. it's a slow process. so far an overwhelming majority of those seats have been won by the n.l.d. which appears on track for a very large win the u.n.'s human rights chief is warning that violence in burundi can escalate into an ethnic conflict. he is calling on the international community to take immediate action, but burundi's foreign minister has down played the situation on the drowned saying the country is calm. he cautioned against imposing sanctions saying they would not be effective. the president who won a controversial third term in july had warned off opponents to disarm by saturday or face tough police action. a day after that deadline passed
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nine people were shot dead in a bar. >> reporter: united nations and african union officials have warned that burundi could be on the verge of descending into full-scale violencea mid ongoing hate speech and language that have smei described as reminiscent of the r washings nda genocide of some 20 years ago. violence in the capital has been continue on an almost daily basis after the president of the country set a deadline for people to give up their illegal arms or be treated as enemies of the sate amid that threatening language, the high commissioner for human rights washed that burundi could be at a very dangerous tipping point. >> recent remarks by members of the parliament has said that this crisis is involved targeting people for their perceived political affiliations could increasingly take on an ootids in particular dimension. the president of the senate
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recently ordered local authorities to identify "elements which are not in order", and to report them to the police for them to be dealt with. he also called on the police to get ready to finish the work. >> reporter: u.n. secretary announced his intention to name a special adviser for burundi while the security council is now considering a resolution on the situation there submitted by the french. it would support the u.n.'s mediation efforts in the area and also threatened sanctions, but would eknow from speaking to the russian delegation that the russians are not yet on board with sanctions. so negotiations will continue hundreds of sudanese troops have arrived in yemen. they are part of a sue deled troop. coalition strikes and fighting continue in the province. at least 17 fighters and four civilians were killed on monday while they say they've killed 15
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pro-government forces. the prime minister of somalia says ending the war in yemen is crucial from supporting shad from i.s.i.l. he has been supporting the council. somalia needs support to fight terrorism. >> translation: >> it's not that we take it lightly. all this came against this position. we cannot afford to have i.s.i.s. i.s.i.l. has sackry fizzd. that's why we need support of the council more than ever about before. to deny ability to regroup or force renew in the area plenty more still to come here on al jazeera, including we travel to one of the remostest provinces in afghanistan where people say they've been neglected by the central
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government. plus the controversial whale shows being stopped at one u.s. animal park but not until 2017.
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hello again, welcome back. the top stories. russia's sports ministry says it is not surprised by allegations that drugs cheating is widespread in russian athletics, but it has rejected claims that the doping is state sponsored. european observers say myanmar's historic election was generally transparent, but more reforms are needed. so far the n.l.d. has won 54
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lower sets out of the 62 that have been announced so far. the united nations is warning political violence in burundi could escalate into mass atrocities. the fifty says the country is calm and urged the u.n. not to impose sanctions because they would be ineffective. the israeli prime minister netanyahu and u.s. p.m. obama has met. they've talk past disagreements and focus on how to make israel feel more secure. they tried to send a message of unity on the israeli-palestinian conflict. >> we condemn in the strongest term palestinian violence against innocent israeli citizens and i want to repeat once again, it is my strong belief that israel has not just the right but the obligation to protect itself. >> we will never give up our
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hope for peace. i remain committed to a vision of peace, of two states for two peoples, a demilitarized a state that recognise the state pictures from london where the u.k. prime minister david cameron is speaking. he is outlining his e.u. reform demands. cameron has given few details about what changes he would like to see, back-up he is expected to outline bring the jane's demands, including financial and economic safeguards for those countries outside the eu ruchings zone. he will also send a letter to the president of the european council setting out his four main objectives. that's david cameron in london. in the united states after months of protests and calls for his resignation the president of the university of missouri has finally stepped down. studentsage he showed little concern about racist comments on
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campus. the footballers took a stand and he then decided to stand down. >> reporter: it was a great victory for the nationwide activism that has intensified since the shooting of a black tina ager by a wheat policeman in 2014, about two hours east of this campus. >> i am resigning of the university of missouri. the motivation for this decision comes from love. >> reporter: weeks of protests of what was perceived as official indifference to campus racism and other things have yielded little. even when a graduate student began a hunger strike demanding tim wolfe's outser there was muted action. there was a response from the missouri football team. the black players, many of them university's star athletes, went on strike. they were soon joined by their white team mates and had the support of their coach.
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>> i did the right thing and i would do it again. >> reporter: it's estimated that millions of dollars would have been lost had the footballers not played their south-eastern conference match on saturday, bodies in fines and lost revenue to the local economy. the orth hired former tech ex-you can tim wolfe to run the university like a business, to splash welfare costs and increase revenue. clearly the potential loss of money contributed to the board's decision that wolf had to go, but it was the campus protests that got the footballers to act. >> there is so much struggle on campus. the administration refused to step in on our behalf and do things that they needed to do to make sure that all students are feeling safe and included on this campus. >> reporter: this is a victory based on protest, solidarity and big money. however, the fight here is not over yet
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the u.s. president says there is a full investigation underway after two u.s. sit sdmrens were shot dead at a police training center in jordan. officials say the attacker was a jordanian policeman who was shot dead at the scene. a number of people were injured. the king visited some of them in hospital. tens of billions of dollars in international aid have gone to afghanistan since the end of taliban rule nearly 15 years ago. questions are being raised over how the money was spent. many areas are still lacking basics like accident roads, running water and electricity. the second of our three part series, the forgotten province, jennifer glass reports on the problems in the province. >> reporter: this is it a new $8 million hospital. it was built to serve of people here, the afghanistan province. it doesn't have enough staff or equipment says the chief. in the paediatrics word the sewer system is backed up.
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there's one infant warmer and only one female dock for the whole population and most of the hospital doesn't have running water. >> we don't have high authority member, like we don't have any minister or any other higher authority to make decision and when they make planning for our country, and sometimes they forget. >> reporter: billions of dollars in aid has been spent in afghanistan, but there's not much sign of it here. >> translation: big money came from the international community to afghanistan, but we have missed out on all this money. >> reporter: one reason could be the remote location of the province. it's 400 kilometres from the capital and getting here by road spotty easy. there are only about 11 kilometres of paved roads in the entire province and it ends here on the main road to cabal. the journey takes more than 24
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hours, but if this road were paved it would take about five. the long commute means about 35 cents in transport costs is added to every kilogram of fruit, produce or other goods brought in. there is only power for nine hours a day provided by diesel generators that are spendive to run. it costs more than 20 times here than in cabal. most can't afford that. it's often children who have to walk a kilometer or more to a spring that get the only water that is fit to drink. many here say they have little chance of an sparkling future just checkout if you missed the first episode of our special series. all three episodes will be shown there. australian police in security
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and regained control of a controversial immigration detention center which holds people due to be deported. police flew into christmas island to restore order after security guards abandoned their posts after riots. the protest was sparked by the death of an eye rainian kurdish moon ament ranian kurdish man who had escaped. a march has been held in nigeria. it's the 20 attests anniversary of the execution of the man who confronted one of the world's biggest oil companies and who was hanged. we meet with his whit yo >> reporter: 20 years after her husband's execution, widow is happy his campaign against environmental pollution forced the energy company shell from their homeland, but sad he never lived to see their grandchildren. >> i'm not responsible for -
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>> reporter: he was praying for murder after campaigning against shell and criticising the then military government for failing to control the foreign company. my engineer i can't was expelled from the-- nigeria was expelled. he was sentenced to be hangeded. >> translation: he fev us a voice and gave us the courage to speak out against marginalisation. he was able to bring to light the problem in the area. he helped the village people and, of course, he paid dearly for it. >> reporter: 20 years on shell still has many oil pipelines running through this area but abandoned its installation after the campaign. environmental activists two months ago shell is still causing pollution.
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this has caused several oil spills. the last one occurred three years ago, damaging farm land and fish in waters, and shell has still not cleaned up the damage. in may shell was ordered to pay more than $4 million in damages to 91-year-old farmer here. >> translation: i could use the money to find food before i expire, before i die. >> reporter: shell is appealing the damages rule and say they are cleaning up their spill, but much of the pollution is called by locals vandalising its pipelines to siphon off oil. maria shows us around her husband's study and say thea ward for damages is obvious that shell is still reeking halving object and must stroke. the >> the struggle is very much still going on. we have to keep
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multinationalals, and most times the government do remember that they have to make multinationals do what is right. >> reporter: thousands are due to have a rally on tuesday to approach the continuation of nonviolent struggle against oil companies that cause pollution and environmental degradation the u.n.'s weather agency says the concentration of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere reached record levels in 2014. the world cumbered logical organisation is warning that the plant et is facing a permanent reality as these levels are likely to be even higher next year. a statement comes three weeks before the global climate change meeting in marchise. world leaders will be trying to reach a new binding deal on cutting emissions. china's role will be key at those talks in paris. the country is the world's biggest pollutants. this update from beijing. >> reporter: on a day like this
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you need no reminder that china is the biggest emitter of green mouse gasses from coal, but the situation in the north-east of the country is much worse than here in beijing which is already pretty bad today, as you can see. there air pollution levels have been breaking all records. in the industrial city on sunday, the air quality index stood at 1400. now, anything above 200 is considered to be very unhealthy indeed. so that gives you a clear indication of just how hazardous the air is in some parts of china. the reasons, well, chine is continuing love affair with the car and, of course, the country's continued dependency on coal. it now accounts for 60% of this country's energy consumption. now, complicating things ahead of the paris talks is the fact that new data released during the past few days shows that china has been burning 17% more
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coal each year than previously disclosed. now, the reason that matters is this. china has given a public declaration that would halt the growth in its carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and scientists now believe that it's going to struggle to meet that target. at the talks in marchise though, china will want to talk about some of the progress it has made in fighting pollutions, particularly the billions it has spent on solar and hydro power technology scientists have discovered what appears to be ice spewing volume contain use on the surface of pluto. thats's made may fly past. researchers have spotted what appears to be two large mountains on top. there are depressions similar to volume contain yaps found on marchs and here on earth-- mars. this has never been seen in the outer solar system. controversial show using killer whales in the u.s. city is to be
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phased out by 2017. sea world pa park says the performances will be on new displays. the company has seen its revenue drop and has been widely criticised following the release of a documentary in 2013 which was called black fish. the film was about whales in captivity. >> reporter: behind me is the sea aquarium here in miami where a killer whale has be here for a few years. sea world has something like 11 parks in five different states and specifically we're talking about the one in sann diego where the killer whale or show will be replaced by something more educational. they they are listening and evolving along with the people who pay to go into the parks. there's something of a pr campaign going on behind this.
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a documentary called black fish was released in 2013. it made some pretty serious allegations about how orcas are treated in captivity. since that released attendance at sea world parks in some places have drastically dropped affecting share prices. sea world wants to be seen as an educational organisation rather than one that entertains people. but organisers or activists say they're not happy with this. they're moving the animals into a different tank. there may not be theatrics, but as long as as these people are kept in captivity for people's entertainment, they won't be happy. they want them released. one congress man has put a law forward that would stop breeding in captivity in california specifically, but aboriginingtive visits around the world won't be happy until these animal are no longer there the president of tunisia has
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