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♪ >> hello, and welcome to the news hour. we're in doha with your top stories around the world. the pakistani taliban name their new leader and vow revenge for the killing. the killing of two members of the far right group golden dawn. we report from northern mali where more rebel fighters are talking war, not peace. plus. >> i'm daniel in canada, and
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i'll be reporting on a new and growing trick to bee keeping of all bees in this part of the country. ♪ >> the pakistani taliban has named it's new leader just hours after a drone strike killed it's former spanner. he is khan said. he takes over by the previous leader who was wanted by the united states. the taliban are vowing a wave of suicide bombs in revenge of its leaders. we will be live in islamabad with more on that, but first this report. masood had just finished with meetings when his compound was
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hit by a drone. the united states had been looking for masood for years. he posed with a jordanian suicide-bomber, now they have got their man. >> he was a man of great strategic military and tractcal skills. we don't want to romancize what he did. he was a formidableed adversa. they will not be pleased that he was killed by a drone strike. >> they could moderate their position now that masood is dead. >> he was one of those in the group who really pushed for an aggressive violence campaign to
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the chagrin of some people in the pakistani taliban. >> reporter: it didn't take long to replace masood. al jazeera sources have confir confirmed khan said had been appointed as head of the new group, securing 43 out of 60 votes. he was previously responsible for operations. >> let's get more on this. we go to islamabad. you say that he may be the most moderate of all the contenders for successor, but still the taliban are vowing retaliatory attacks. >> absolutely. and there is no surprise that the taliban is. had this is the group responsible for horrific attacks across pakistan for several
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years, attacks that have claimed the lives of literally thousands of people. this is an organization that is actively fight to go overthrow the government here in islamabad. it certainly doesn't come as a surprise that the pakistani taliban said it will retaliate and it will do so by using suicide-bombers. at the same time, the reason we perhaps describe khan said as a mod raid, some believe that he is more inclined than some of the other people to engage in peace talks with the government. now the prime minister nawaz sharif has been saying for weeks that he wants talks with the taliban. with the election of khan said many believe that this dialogue could start and it could lead to
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the end of violence as we've been discussing. >> what is the news to the death in pakistan? >> reporter: it's interesting. from a government point of view, from an intelligence point of view and military point of view i would imagine that people are very pleased that masood is dead. keep in mind that he was a very strong adversary with the pakistani state. he outwit and outplayed the military carrying out brazen and deadly attacks. but on the other side many people are unhappy with the way he decide. he was killed in an u.s. drone strike. but it's not just the government and, indeed, the state that is angry about this drone operation carried out by the u.s. many people feel that way as well. we went to the streets to gain opinion. this is what people have to say. >> americans have absolutely no right to cause this type of destruction in our country
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through these types of attacks. i believe this is criminal. >> the person killed in the american was a muslim. he was our brother. this should not have happened. there should be no drone attacks in the first place. >> it makes the presence of dialogue difficult when masood is dead. taliban will not be ready for pea talks. there can only peace when there is peace on both sides, no drone strikes. >> a lot of anger and cynicism on the streets of pakistan particularly surrounding drone strikes. but i think on the government level there is just that little bit of hope that this new leader, khan said, will come to the negotiating table, that this will be a way forward, and there will be peace in pakistan. >> thank you. speaking to us from islamabad. now, greek politicians are condemning the killing of two supporters of the far right golden dawn party.
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another party member is in hospital after being badly injured in the attack. it happened outside of the golden dawn office. no one has claimed responsibility, but it has raised fears that political violence might be rising as the country struggles with a financial crisis. we have been covering the story from athens, and we're there live. john, no one has claimed responsibility, but do the police have any idea of who may be behind the shooting? >> no, and the fact that the gun that was used in this attack, a serbian pistol, is clean in terms of a crime record. no other criminal acts have been known criminal acts have been committed with this weapon, ballistic tests show. it has become even murkier. it's unusual for a terrorist group in greece not to use the same weapon again and again.
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that's its signature. that's one of the ways the police corroborate claim of responsibility that follows a terrorist attack. this is how it's been done for years. so this clean weapon the police call it, is a bit of a mystery. on the other hand, advocating in favor of a terrorist attack is the style of it. the fact that it was ahit job. two men, marksmen knowing how to strike in order to inflict death in the chest with a bullet wound to the head to make sure the victim is dead. that is a mafia style attack. it's a bit of a puzzle to the police exactly who has done this. >> very intriguing. now john, of course, this comes after a recent crackdown on golden dawn. has there been any more reaction from them? >> no, golden dawn has kept very quiet. they've asked the police to
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expand every effort in finding the perpetrators. the latest on the forensic front is that a motorcycle has been found by the authorities that may have been the one used in this attack, and they're now examining it. golden dawn has also said it doesn't want its supporters to take to the streets and commit random acts of violence and retaliation. it is trying to show that it is going to behave in a responsible and disciplined manner. this particularly after indictment after six of its mps in september a month and a half ago in which they were accused of ordering criminal acts to be committed by golden dawn party, supporters and members against ideological and political opponents and immigrants as well. the party has try to distance itself from that kind of behavior, and show these kinds of accusations are unfunded. >> john reporting from athens.
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talks are under way in mali trying to, but separatest soldiers have told al jazeera that they will fight on. they have tried to create an independent state in the north of the country. in the second part of our series on the security challenge facing the country, we met fighters from one of those groups. the arab groups, he's the first journalist to do so since the fighting ended. >> reporter: it is a long and bumpy ride to reach the rebels. finally here is the first sign of their existence in the area. it's like what they have vowed to pursue. they have gathered to show their might. these are the fighters of the
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movement, one of three groups who have been waging against the central rule. >> we've taken up arms only because of the wrong that colonialism has done to us. >> reporter: three other movements sign initial agreement lead to go a general election, but they have-- >> we're not warmongers. we have decided to fight for our rights. if we're not granted autonomy. which is our legitimate right, we're going to fight to the last bullet. we're going fight to the last bullet. [ yelling ] >> reporter: even owe though they call themselves the arab movement, their goal is political autonomy for all the
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components of the society, and they say they work in full cooperation with the other groups. some of the youth have been involved in drug trafficking, but they have other grievances. >> no single child here has a high school degree. every few years we get expelled to refugee camps. we have suffered enough, and the world should come to our rescue, and return to the land and those who are foreigners should leave. >> reporter: the rebels have recently managed to put aside their travel rivalries with the movement, and announced their collective movement in peace talks. they say their patience with the mali government is running out, and there will be speedy response to their demands or
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return to civil war. >> still ahead on the al jazeera news hour, forced to become a child bride at the age of 11, now she's helping to abandon efforts of child image in yemen. man open fired in a crowded los angeles airport, killing a tsa official. ♪ >> the last remaining m 23 rebel fighters in the democratic republic of congo. we have more now let's go to the military base where al jazeera's malcolm webb is standing by. malcolm, it seems like this is the last stand for the rebels. tell us exactly where you are
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right now. >> reporter: well, i'm in a military base that originally belonged to the government, and then the rebels took it from them last year. the government took it back just a few days ago when the rebels retreated. you can see the gun behind me that rebels have to leave mind. it looks like they poured petro all ovepetrolall over it and trt it on fire, but they think they can get it going again. they think they're going to get this fixed up and fight the rebels soon. if we move the camera across to the right you can see a hill in the distance. this is one of the three hills where the last of the rebels remain and the government has been bombing them with tanks and artillery. the government has said today the final for the rebels to come
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in and lay down their weapons. if they do not, then they're going to go in and finish them off. but these hills are very steep and it will be difficult. >> those talks have failed, but with this final ultimatum, does this mean that the amnesty is off the table? >> reporter: they never wanted to give amnesty to the leaders. some of the leaders of the m 23 rebels are on the u.n. sanctions list. those who surrendered said they don't want to fight any more and they wanting to back to civilian life or join the congolese army. but it seems that they may be
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willing to sign a deal that gives any kind of amnesty to the leaders. >> malcolm webb reporting from the congo military base. closing migrant camps, the government decided to do so after 92 people died of thirst trying to cross the sahara desert. officials also promise to severely punish the traffickers who move people through to m nir or libya. in an interview recorded a few weeks, al jazeera has obtained a copy of the recording that was never made public. egypt's constitution was suspended after the president mohammed morsi was deposed. >> the military institution should be given immunity for the role it has played. it is not an immune for fatah,
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it is for the institution. and the coming constitution should consider that. the institution should be protected in the constitution for the next 15 years with standing who is going to be in power whether he's islamist. >> a satire show pulled off the air. now the show called "the program," was taken off air just before it was about to start an anchor from the cbc channel. saying the last episode had caused discontent on the streets. the move is raising further questions about freedom of speech. child marriages could be banned in yemen if a group
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drafting the new constitution gets its way. according to the united nations, more than half of women in yemen are married before the age of 18. we report from the capitol center. >> reporter: when nora was 11 years old she was forced to marry a man who was 35. she suffered years of physical and psychological abuse. today she's a leading activist fighting to ban child marriages. >> i was in an innocent child. i was poor. so when they got me new clothes i felt great happiness. but then everything changed. my husband was an alcoholic. when he first took off his clothes you can imagine what happened to a child. >> reporter: nora fled her abusive husband many times only to be returned back by her parents. she suffered miscarriages and
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internal bleeding. something that has affected her and her three children. she has been taking anti-depressants for year. >> because of all that i've gone through i feel scared when i think about my daughter. i do not want her to marry. i want her to continue her education. my daughter has not been able to forget the beatings that i suffered for many years. >> reporter: she has been granted a divorce, and her terrible experience and determination to ban child marriages seems to have finally paid off. members of the organization drafting yemen's new constitution say that the charter would set the minimum age for marriage at 18. but some clerics and tribal leaders say they will block the motion of the country's transition to elections expected early next year. >> we don't have any problems related to child marriage. most of the cases are fabricated
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so foreign institutions impose on yemen. >> reporter: a we hadding i we e capitol. a relative of the bride pays tribute to her and her tribe. then a poet praising the groom. but weddings in yemen are not always this happy. >> this is a country where marrying off young girls to older men is a common practice. we may never know the exact number of the child brides because yemen is a conservative society. and anyone who speaks out against forced marriages may find themselves rejected by their family. >> reporter: here a storyteller praises yemen's past. but it is a presence that will shape the country's future. a future where underage marriage will finally be considered a crime.
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>> rebel groups credit a cease-fire plan to present to the government. it follows talks between 18 rebel groups. they'll take the plan to government leaders when they meet in the capitol state. people have been displaced bying i country fighting which reignited after a 17-year cease-fire. an explosion at a factory in southern child has killed 11 people and injured 17 others. most of the affected were women, the cause is still being investigated. two factory executives have been arrested. in the u.s. a federal security agent has been shot dead at los angeles international airport after a man with a rifle began shooting at passengers and staff. several people have been
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injured. brian rooney has the story. >> reporter: cell phone video caught the traffic as people ran for the doors to get away from the gunman. the gunman 23-year-old paul, who pulled an assault rifle out of a bag. he seemed to be targeting employees of the transportation securities. >> 25 yards from the he is collators. he's looking down and shooting multiple shots. i want to say ten-plus shots shooting down the escalator. >> reporter: airport officers followed him to the terminal where he was shot and seriously wounded. >> terminal three of this airport, pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and began to open fire in the terminal.
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>> reporter: local authorities say it could have been much worse. >> there was additional rounds that this gunman had, and the fact that these officers were able to neutralize the threat as they did, they were more than 100 more rounds that could have literally killed everyone in that terminal today. >> reporter: the tsa officer, the short in the agency's short history to die in the line of duty was declared dead at the hospital where many were taken. the police scoured the airport for hours to be certain there were no other dangerous. 750 flights were affected. some never left lax. others that never left other cities. passengers came screaming out of lax pulling their luggage looking for transportation and going to hotels. >> wherever they will let us go, we'll go. >> there had been reports that the gunman had told family members that he was unhappy.
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brian rooney, al jazeera, los angeles. >> to the weather now, and how has the weather in australia looking. >> meteorologist: that's right. heavy rain across parts of tropical queensland, seeing 96 millimeters in 24 hours. that's the heaviest november rainfall for over 30 years. we could really do with the rain further south, though. just around new south wales. you can see not too much on the satellite picture. come down into a new south wales, around 40 bush fires still burning in new south wales, and the authorities have issued health warnings because of the high levels of pollution around 15 times higher than they should be. we're going to see little in the way of help as far as the rain is concerned.
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but temperatures should change significantly over the next couple of days. 36 celsius for sydney. another hot one as we go through sunday. monday with cooler winds, and it will remain rear breezy. breezy in hong kong. we have the typhoon that is swelling away in the south china seas at 85 kilometers per hour. it will stagger its way further west. so thankfully not affecting the major population but it is still going to bring strong winds in and heavy rains. we see that heavy rain not far from hong kong as we go through sunday. just moves to the south as we go through monday. it will push its way through central parts of vietnam, hopefully winds dying down. no stronger than 70 kilometers per hour. >> thank you very much. the honeybees are dying.
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a pesticide based on nicotine is being blamed. but bee keepers outside of toronto say their industry faces a bleak future. >> well, this area is really--it's a paradise for bees. the natural vegetation. >> third generation beekeeper, known for the quality of the honeybees he races to sell to other bee keepers. but for several years now he's finding far too many of his carefully nurtured charges devastated and dying bees that were landing and just sitting on plant leaves, hundreds of bees running around in the grass not coming home, twitching and spasming in front of the hive. a good percentage of the colony has disappeared. >> reporter: bee keepers across central canada has reported similar losses. dead bees, and moldering hives.
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many base pesticide based with nicotine on plants. but scientist versus found that honeybees have evolved as social animals that protect each other from disease. that means less immunity to pair sites and contamination than other insects. >> what concerns me bee keeping as an industry is becoming more and more expensive to keep honeybees that we're going to reach a threshold that it's not worth it for a bee keep for maintain a colony to see 40% of his colonies die every year. >> reporter: bees do far more than make honey. they pollinate crops, insure plentiful harvests and plant genetics. whatever the reason for the current round of honeybee deaths, the consequen consequences are worrying scientists. >> if we lose bees, we're going to lose a significant part of
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oured into supply. without bees we won't get fruits, animal feeds that are dependent on bee pollination. >> reporter: europe has already banned nicotine based pesticides. now there are calls in canada to do the same. these bee colonies look healthy now but after several years of die-offs bee keepers are beginning to worry about the future of their industry, small but important in pollinating the crops that we rely on. al jazeera ontario. >> still much more to come. why it's impossible to grow gracefully in afghanistan. the worse country in the world for the elderly. would you like fries with that? how about a book. why some find mcdonald's latest promotion hard to swallow. and barcelona's lead in spain.
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>> welcome back back to the al jazeera news hour. the pakistani taliban has named khan said as their new leader to replace the leader who was killed in an u.s. drone strike. two have been killed in the golden dawn party. no one has taken responsibility but there are fears as the
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country struggles with financial crisis. soldiers in mali say they're willing to fight for their region. the treaty with the government was broken in september. now let's get more on our top story and the killing of masood in ma pakistan. >> reporter: security forces have been put on a red alert across pakistan on an ordinary day. this particular street here would be brimming with people. but today you can see that there are very few people out on the street, very view vehicles, and that is because there are apprehensions that there may be a wave of punitive reprisal attacks by the taliban in pakistan whose leader was killed in a drone strike. the government is saying this could not have come at a worse time because the government
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delegation was preparing to arrive to hold crucial talks with the taliban in pakistan. so a nervousness in major cities. we've been also told that security forces have beefed up their positions in all the major cities, and in some areas the military has taken over from the police, bracing for a fresh wave of attack. >> we're all very scared there will be more attacks and revenge from the taliban. that's why the people are not coming to the markets. >> earlier i spoke to isaid hussein a journalist, and he said that there has been mixed reaction to the news of the death. >> well, not to the mission accomplished, but to the
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involved in the vicious attacks against american forces. in pakistan, yes, it is a mixed feel. the general feeling that it is a good riddance. he was supposed to be involved or masterminded most of those attacks but also some kind o destructed the peace process in the country. >> before they were meant to start peace talks do you think the u.s. has stopped the one chance pakistan has for peace?
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>> no, i don't think there were any plans for peace. it was very concern that the taliban were not interested in peace, but the government had offered them an olive branch. there were some contacts made with the taliban, but there were not any serious progress made in this direction. i don't think this was meant to start the peace process with the taliban. the u.s. had tried to hit him several times in the past, and i think they guard the information at this point of how he was killed. >> we have much more on this story on our website, of course. you can always click on our in-depth selection at www.aljazeera.com. we have a graphic about the pakistani taliban and it's
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leadership. that's at www.aljazeera.com. now afghanistan has been ranked the worst country in the world for elderly people. pension payouts are as low as $10 a month, and most children are too poor to support their parents. in the first part of our series on the world senior citizens, jane ferguson sent this report from kabul where many elderly afghans are forced to keep working well beyond retirement. for the elderly life here is the toughest in the world. that's according to a recent survey which says afghanistan is the worst country to grow old in. in kabul it's common to see elderly men working. their children don't have enough income to support them further. this is where the elderly come to find out how much they will get in their molly pension. if they worked for the state for a set number of years then they are entitled to cash, and they'll come here and look at their details on the list. some of them get as little as
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$10 a month. but few are lucky enough to get anything from the state. the culture in afghanistan leaves responsibility for the elderly to their children. but for many here that simply means a small amount of food. most are like this man. he is not sure how old he is. perhaps 65. for him age doesn't matter. he must keep working to survive. it's grueling labor chopping wood. he guess less than $2 for chopping half a ton of logs. >> this is the $0.70 i've made so far. that is today's work. god is great. maybe by the evening i'll make another $1 and then i'll pay $0.35 to take the bus home and then i will buy potatoes and bread. then i'll come tomorrow to do it
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again. >> but he doesn't blame the government. he said that they have their own problems. >> he said the government cannot stand on their own feet. how can the government help their people. if they cannot help themselves, how can they help the population. can they do that? >> today at home, there is not much to heat beyond tea and bread. his wife knows there will not even be that much if he ever can't work. to her it is a brutal evaluate y she accepted. >> if you don't have an income you must die, she laughs. death comes early in afghanist afghanistan. most die around the same age as huladad and his wife. but for those who live longer their years are is struggle compared t conditions rarely sen
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around the world. >> now pirates off africa have made off with more than a $250 million in ransom money. the money was taken from ships in 2005 to 2012. according to a study. it said that pirates used the money to fund human trafficking, guns and militias. now the report said piracy cost the global economy $18 billion because it increases prices on trade. those who finance the pirates get up to 75% of the revenue and pirates only get a fraction of the $1 million ransom. we spoke more about this.
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a professor of african studies, he said besides kidnapping and looting ships, the plundering of the areas natural resources. >> there are the ransom pirates that are the criminals that everyone has been looking at, and then there are those pirates who have taken ten times of the ransom pirates. the fish and resource pirates who come from japan, korea, india and portugal and others have also taken from that coast. if the ran sam pirates have $1 billion. resource pirates have taken up to $15 billion. and they do not have the resources to deal with those resource pirates.
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>> draft resolution doesn't name a specific country, u.n. diplomats believe it is aimed at the u.s. which has suffered recent embarrassment over its global spies techniques. accusing twitter of attacking his account as part of a right wing plot. maduro said that his followers mysteriously disappeared from his feed. >> we are discovering a massive attack from the twitter company against venezuela and compatriots. they've even attacked my account. they just took followers away from my account just like this. what are you trying to do? i'm making a call, then they take away 10,000 followers.
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that's multiplied by 30,000 to 40,000. >> a bid to take over australia's grain country is testing the country's new coalition government. many farmers are worried that the sale will increase their cost and they have high level political backing. >> in australia farmers are worried. the company that has a near monopoly on grain transportation is on the point to being sold to buyers in the united states. >> they're selling off infrastructure, and selling it off to a foreign entity is a concern to growers. >> reporter: they have approved the sale saying it will not hurt competition. but the final sale rests on the finance prime minister. and he is under pressure.
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leading a right of center coalition government and their junior partners are against the sale. farmers are worried that costs will rise if the industry is in foreign hands. and they say australia's food security is at risk. >> others welcome what adm would bring. >> we're swapping that part of the business for another. but adm is willing to bring more money. if the deal is opposed on political grounds we are sending a signal to agri business investors that australia is not open for investment. >> reporter: foreign companies are ever bigger buyers of australia assets and land. two huge cattle farms have been
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sold to indonesias. block the sale and you scare off a big chunk of the correct. >> to refuse this application would be devastating to the message it would send to foreign investors. >> reporter: those supporting the sale say foreign companies would operate under australian laws as farmland and assets would always remain in australia. the risks are overstated. usually for developed country agriculture is a big chunk of yoaustralia's economy. meaning that farmers hold a large amount of sway. will they block a deal because it's foreigners taking over. >> why the mexican government is trying to breathe new life into day of the dead celebrations. and how one man's gold frenzy lifted his team to the top of the pile in germany. we'll have more in sports.
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you are. >> for some parents a book instead of a toy inside of a
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mcdonald's happy meal sound like a good idea. >> instead of toys that you don't even use i think books are going to be more useful. >> i think it's a good idea. it encourages literature. >> reporter: for two weeks the golden arches is replacing happy meal toys with four different children's books focusing on nutrition and healthy eating. earlier this year mcdonald's launched a similar program in england. >> reporter: groups have been targeting mcdonald for years for targeting glide kids. >> mcdonald focusing on kids and promoting their food as healthy, when it's not.
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>> reporter: announce the plan to distribute 20 million books during the promotion. last month the fast food giant made another announcement. an agreement for alliance for healthy generation. they'll no longer offer soda with their happy meals and instead milk. >> mothers, fathers, need to be aware that things aren't changing. that it is what it is, and you have to educate yourself and know that this is really not the kind of food that should be going in our children's bodies. >> reporter: over the past two years mcdonald's has slashed media spending on promoting happy meals. the company spent $95 million in 2011 compared to $54 million in 2012 and $5 million in 2013.
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consumers say it's not enough. >> mcdonald's can stop undermining parental authority by stop its marketing to kids. >> reporter: a move that is unlikely from a company that has built it's imagine on kid imagey characters and fast food. >> i still rather the toy. >> i think my daughter would rather the toy. >> over to you. >> reporter: thank you very much. we start with the latest from the english. premier league. they're being held 1-1 by the magpies, after that they're in london to face fulmam and they'll face norwich at home. arsenal have lost their last two home fixtures, but the premier
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league they're unbeaten since the opening day of the season. barcelona at the top of the spanish table beating their city rifles español in the process. they got the only goal of the game, and sánchez for the third time in three matches. the assist, 1-0 were the resultsen real madrid can keep in touch with barcelona if they win later. it will put them six points behind the leaders. to germany, celebrating the new signing with stutgaard. the striker with the hat trick and they reported to a 6-1 win.
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they were two points clear of bundesligua. the record is set at 36 games by hamburg between 1982 and 1983. >> i only had ten matches with the bundesligua with this team. the secret is the mentality of these players. each time they know they have to play a good match. that is a secret of the quality of the players for this club. >> napoli will look to close the gap against roma when they take on catania saturday. and the ac milan will host fiorn
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afiorntina. federer is up against djokovic, and it's still in the first ga game. nadal will play ferrer in the semifinal next. he get gasget in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1 on friday. now golf now, johnson had his lead cut to three shots after a lowly scoring third round of the wgc event in china. the american had led by five at the halfway stage. and despite ten birdies he would finish six under for the round. that's just three ahead of
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second place defending champion ian poulter. his 9 under par 63, but the round of the day belongs to martin kaimer of germany. he moves to tie seventh. >> well, a lot of good shots. a lot of good holes. obviously ten, you know, in that rough, i just drove it in the rough. didn't quite get to the fairway. it just came out a little dead and came up short and hit a couple of shots from there. ended up with a good put for sixth. >> reporter: miami heat in consecutive losses for the first time. 101-100. elsewhere the minnesota timber involves with unbeaten after their second game of the season. it comes from the 100-81.
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kevin love cop storing with 24 points. and in cricket, the one day international in bangalore, there is plenty o to play for. inning included a mammoth 16 sixes. india 383, and australia with 13 over. thousands of runners have descended on new york for the marathon that will take place on sunday. last year's event was canceled because of super storm sandy. but this year security is in the forefront of many competitors
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minds after the bombing in boston. the memory of three people killed and hundreds injured in boston are still fresh in the minds of the runners there. >> i'm trying to honor the victims and raise money. that will be on my mind right from before i start the race to when i start the race as i'm going along the whole way. when the times are tough i'll imagine what they had to endure. >> as the runners hit columbus circle in the final stretch to the finish line they'll look down and see our traditional blue line is joined by the yellow line in honor of boston. we hope that is a moment for everyone to remember boston, and to be inspired by the strength that we saw in boston. >> we'll bring you news from the qualifying for the formula run later, but in the meantime there is more on our website. check out
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www.aljazeera.com/sport. you'll find details of how to get in touch with our team using twitter and facebook. that is the sport for now. >> thank you very much, jo. now people all over mexico have been celebrating the day of the dead, remembering the spirits of loved ones who have died. it's a festival that combines indigenous rituals combined with catholic celebrations. we have reports from mexico city. >> reporter: it's a legend that still sends chills through mexicans nearly a half millennium later. a tragic tale of what happened when this country was conquered by spain. reenacted every year on the banks of the canals where the aztec empire once stood. one indigenous woman enslaved decides to kill her own children
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rather than give them up. frantic with built she drowns herself. >> she's an integral part of the mexican culture and we've all her heard cry at least once. we tell her story so she's not forgotten about when people hear her wail they are not frightened, but they try to understand her pain. >> reporter: condemned by the wavers and spends the rest of eternity screaming and reminding mexicans of the pain and suffering during the spanish conquest. a haunting tail performed in different versions on the day of the dead when mexicans honor loved ones no longer living. >> in mexico there is a lot of insecurity. the only certain sit death. that's why it's important to reserve this, so we do not forget our roots. >> reporter: making it part of
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the country's cultural inheritance. a move that many welcome. >> the only way to pro serve these is by participating in them. they're beautifully and we need to protect them. >> reporter: so for years to come mexicans will hear the haunting cry. mexico city. >> now a rescue effort of an unusual kind has been going on in taiwan. a giant inflatable rubber duck appears to have been the only casualty of an earthquake or should i say earth quack that struck. the quake broke keeping the duck up right, but they were able to restore it in all it's 18-meter height glory. we have another full bulletin of news at the top of the hour.
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