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a small but effective protest in pakistan as trucks carrying nato supplies are stopped in afghanistan. [ ♪ music ] hello from doha. this is the world news from al jazeera. a country divided again. pro and antigovernment protesters are on the streets. in honduras two candidates claim victory - neither backing down. we report on a manmade
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dilemma hurting the highlands in malaysia so supporters of the pakistani politician imran khan are blocking supply routes into afghanistan for a second day. they say they'll stop nato trucks passing through north-west tabbing stan until the u.s. stops its drone strikes. as we said in the openers, small but effective these protests. indeed, very effective. just to tell you, in the last few minutes the members of the provincial assembly from the islamist army have gone to the u.s. consulate where they loged a protest alert against the continuation of the drone strikes. as you can see the party workers are on the roadblock. just to give you a little bit of
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an explainer, they are blocking the points - two critical entry points into the province. what you see behind me is a large checkpoint manneded by the islamist army. what they are doing is making sure that none of those container trucks that are passing through the last point before they enter into pakistan's tribal areas on the way to the border town. then onwards to kabul. importantly, you can see that hardly any nato trucks have gone through because they've been advised to stop the trucks. the transporters and contractors told the drivers not to go into the kpk province, that means a huge backlog and other areas as well. that protest was quite
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effective. i wonder if you would mind moving out of shot so you can get a clear look behind you. there is a lot of traffic that is moving. the trucks in the background - they stopped and people are searching them are they? >> yes. what happened is the trucks arrive at this particular toll plaza, as it is known - known as the peshawar development authority toll plaza. it is literally sitting at the end of the ring road bypassing the major congested city, connecting to the highway which is the khyber pass. when the trucks come here they are checked briefly, their papers are checked and just to make sure there are no nato or isaaf supplies, then the transit trucks carrying essential cargo are allowed to go through.
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so far we haven't seen nato trucks because as i mentioned to you earlier they've been told to stop wherever they are. >> is anyone doing anything about this. is there a government reaction to do anything about this. well, it appears it will carry on because there's no cohesive united consensus. the country's advisor on foreign affairs to the prime minister was saying that the americans had given them assurance there would be no drone strike. less than 24 hours after there was a strike, and the country's interior minister was criticising the foreign policy advisor for trusting the americans. the prime minister saying he was against the drone strikes. the way they are going about it - there are divisions and
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ground support as far as the people on the ground and the frontier are concerned in the kpk province. they are supporting pakistan's on this particular blockade. >> good stuff. we'll go thailand where there are reports that protesters broke into the ministry of finance and are holding that building. this is the pro and anti-government demonstrators on the streets of bangkok. tens of thousands held rallies on sunday and through the night. opposition supporters want the government to step down. rival demonstrators are back the prime minister. veronica pedrosa has the latest from bangkok. >> this is the central rallying point for the biggest antigovernment demonstrations bangkok has seen in three years. this is where tens of thousands of demonstrators have been fanning out this monday morning to disrupt government business.
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they are going to 13 rallying points, according to the organizers, including the royal thai armed forces headquarters, the air force. the metropolitan police, police headquarters and television stations and the budget department. another hardline group is going to the government house where prime minister yingluck shinawatra's office is. and to parliament. they want to shut down the government from doing business and eventually they say uproot the shinawatra network of power from the country. the group here is formally known as the yellow shirt movement, but it's become more diverse. some are criticising the group for being anti-democratic because they say that they want to have "a truly absolute
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monarchy", that is what an organiser said. they want all of this to happen within the next three days. >> looking at another day of protests too in ukraine. people are gathering outside the president's office in kiev. the pictures coming through a few moments ago. you see the struggles, we saw what looked like - we think it's pepper stray - they were hand-held cans. a lot of protests going on there. basically they want the leadership to approve a trade pact with the european union. a key part of the deal is the release of the former prime minister. the ukraine is wanting to keep ties with moscow. there were huge rallies in kiev, they are going on on monday. honduras now - rival candidates are claiming victory in the election. millions took part in the polls.
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the early results put the juan orlando hernandez ruling party candidate in the lead. left leading candidate xiomara castro told supporters she won the vote >> translation: i would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. i'll be the next president of the honduras. we're going to turn our society into a fairer society with optimism and hope. this new generation will do what we are supposed to do. it's our job to do this. >> >> translation: based on the exit polls we have received throughout the country and accounts, i can tell you today that i am the president of honduras. >> reporting on the elections, adam reynie. >> this month-lopping campaign has been hard-fought and divisive. they don't seem to be going away soon as the two leading
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candidates are maintaining that they are going to be the next president of honduras. as the bureau continues to count votes in this election. we see that no matter what the tribunal says, so far both candidates are claiming victory and especially xiomara castro, who is trailing in the results says that she is convinced she is the next president of the honduras. she said exit polls - they had been conducting polls themselves so the long-fought battle is so divisive and candidates had been conducting all their own polling. it's unclear how the country will bridge the gap and divisions because the candidates believe they are the rightful winner, and it comes as the country deals with massive problems. a country with the highest murder rate, where 50% love in poverty and there's little faith in public institutions.
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that's a big deal. all eyes will be on the electoral tribunal as it makes the count. considering the fact that few people in honduras trust their own government. many people will be doubtful that the count is free and fair. >> taking you back to the ukraine. protests in kiev. nick spicer is on the line as we look at the pictures to talk us through what is happening. >> after a massive demonstration on sunday seeing 100,000 people demonstrate on the streets against a decision of the government stop negotiating with the european union, several scores of protesters continued a demonstration in front of government buildings. the pictures you see are those people conducting rivalries. a spray - whether pepper spray or tear gas was used - people's eyes were stinging, noses
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running. confrontations continued. nothing like the number of people on the streets yesterday. there were people on independence scare scene of the orange revolution. >> the picture that we are looking at focus on a man on screen. he's holding a megaphone behind the umbrella. we believe it's one of the crisp coe brothers, a boxer, addressing the crowd of protesters. that's a celebrity aspect. there are huge numbers as nick points out. what does the government say about this going forward? essentially it's a deal it does not want to sign and you have got this level of opposition to it. >> the government really made its position clear thursday and friday when it said it would no longer negotiate with the
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european union but would consider a customs union with moscow. the people power, if you will, phenomenon is not likely to suede the president. he was on the wrong side of the people power equation in 2004 during the orange revolution. he is not known as a man who is likely to give in because people are demonstrating in the street. i think the only date in the future that he's worried about is the next presidential election in 2015. >> so the protests go on monday. nick spicer on the line with that update. >> entire livelihoods destroyed. families in the philippines struggling to feed their children after typhoon haiyan. a mountain causing chaos for thousands of people. that in the headlines in a moment.
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top stories for you once again on al jazeera - supporters of the pakistani politician imran khan block a nato supply route for a second day. they'll stop trucks passing through north-west pakistan until the u.s. stops the drone scribings. protests in ukraine. thousands gathered outside the president's office. early results put the ruling party candidate juan orlando hernandez in the lead in hopped.
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xiomara castro has told supporters she won the vote. the envoy to syria lakhdar brahimi is trying to pin down dates for a peace protest. >> it's 1 o'clock on wednesday afternoon in this district of damascus. an activist is asking the chin what it's like living here? >> when we were at school piles of dead bodies were brought in every day. we used to see them prepared for burial. as they continue to tell their story this happened. (explosion) >> a shell hits the area. it's a snapshot of what it's like on the ground. while political bickering has the luxury of time, many living
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here do not. the united nations says half of syrians are dependent on foreign aid to survive. that's 9.3 million people. 6.5 million are eternally displaced. over 2 million fled syria. many living in refugee camps in neighbouring countries. 100,000 have been killed, and a new report by the oxford research group says 11,000 are children. today these children survived. al jazeera managed to track them down in the syrian capital. >> we were riding our bikes when we saw the activists. he said, "i want to film you. when we filmed is shell landed. we didn't get hurt. my mother was crying", "my mother also cried." >> many asked if political pressure paefs the way for a safe visit, why can't the same
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be done for humanitarian medical aid the people of syria need. >> oil prices dropped after a landmark deal over iran's nuclear program. a deal raising a deal. the benchmark for the industry fell 2%. this is how iran's negotiating team was greeted when it returned home on saturday. we have this report from iran. >> was it a good or bad deal >> depends who you speak to. most agree any deal a worth it. iranians wanted a result, a way to end sanctions. >> translation: it's shameful the u.s. claims to be against human rights. people have hurt us for 34 years.
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under the deal the p5+1 agreed to suspend limited sanction, allow the purchase of iranian oil, up to 1 billion a day. hep iran in the humanitarian field and the importation of medicine. >> translation: after lifting the sanctions people can buy things easier because prices will go down and people will not be under pressure. i have children abroad studying. i should send money to them. the price of u.s. currency has dropped. >> in total the deal will provide $7 billion this sanctions release. it's not much compared to how much iran has lost - at least $80 billion in i will sanctions. >> if in the coming month the united states tries to cheat iran or tries to twist the deal in the way in which makes it
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hurtful for the iranians, that could hurt the deal. if pleasing iranians is a challenge. quietening hardliners is tougher. most don't think iran should be negotiating. convincing them is a task. president hassan rouhani will have to tas. >> the president is not the only one pleased with the talks. the supreme leader is too. ayatollah khamenei's voice is the most important here when it comes to foreign policy. he's applauded the talks. it also might just be his voice what is the only thing that can silence hardliners giving the deal a chance of succeeding. egypt's interim president banned protests held without formal government approval. prison terms will be imposed on anyone that violates the law.
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activists criticising the movement say it's a way of stifling free speech. the d didn't stop students gathering outside a university in cairo. more than 1,000 rallied inside, calling for the egyptian interim government to step down. >> some articlians have been voting in elections amid high security. the fear of the violence may have stopped some people from turning up to vote. >> more than 6 million people were eligible to vote. the last step to restoring constitutional rule. turn out was low, such as at the polling station where less than a quarter of people turned up. >> everything went smoothly, but compared to the presidential elections the voter turn out was lower. we didn't make it to 100 voters by the end of the day. out of 481 registered voters.
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>> some articlians voted in a new president midyear, the first elected leader since 2012. hopes were expressed from the election for mali. >> translation: i hope at the end we'll have a national assembly of men and women that achieve what the people invest in. this is what i hope, and that our country finds friendliness and harmony. france intervened to push rebels out of mali. there were attacks on places like timbuktu. the government says of the unesco list town says things have improved. >> translation: this year it seems to me that things have picked up. after the presidential election, the latest elections have been well organised and it's time to congratulate the people involved in the different phases of the
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selection. >> despite the security presence on election day, there were reports of violence. armed men marching into polling stations, tribal fighting and voter intimidation. recent weeks have seen a number of attacks on the military in the north, leaving mali with a challenge of maintaining security. . as aid efforts continue in the philippines the devastation to agriculture is gradually becoming clear. millions of people's livelihoods were wiped out by typhoon haiyan. with government resources stretched many are struggling to feed their families. we have this story from or correspondent. >> it's two weeks since the family had a proper meal. the children are hungry. they have lost their homes, belongings and livelihood. they don't now how they'll feed the family.
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>> it hurts for a father to see his children go hungry. i have no food. i don't know where to go. i hope there are kind hearts that can help us because everything we work for here is gone. >> typhoon haiyan struck this region, destroying everything in its path, wiping out coastal villages and displacing millions of people. 5,000 have been killed. the numbers rise. the devastation is staggering. although the death toll here is relatively low compared to other areas in central philippines 95% of the crops have been destroyed. that is a blow to a town dependent on agriculture. this is where they worked. the farm has been destroyed. the industry is now wiped out. sugar cane farmers work here for months. it's harvest season, but the two
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are left with nothing. everything is destroyed. >> translation: this is very difficult for my town. how can they recover. this is a long-term problem. >> central philippines has long been battered by natural disasters. this is unprecedented. government resources are stretched, having to provide for the basic needs of the millions of people who have been displaced. there is nothing left here now and people here would like to start all over again. somewhere with a future they say. they do not even know where to go. >> indonesia's raised an alert status to the highest level for one of its most active vol sanos. mount sinabung in northern sumatra continues to spew smoke.
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after a series of eruptions the government set up shelters for thousands who have been told to leave the area. we follow the event. >> mount sinabung erupted several times from late saturday night to monday morning. the alert level has been raised to the highest level. everyone within a 5km radius has been moved to schools, mosques and churches. some flights from disrupted because a large indonesian airport is near to the volcano. flights are back to normal. it was quiet for four centuries until it came to life in 2010. it erupted then, then in 2013 it started to erupt again for the last two months. until the worst eruption happened last week. >> we'll take you to malaysia,
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the cam ran highlands. the climate is changing fast. new housing developments and modern farming practices are making their toll as well. andrew thomas has this report. >> in a region more famous for heat, humidity and hills, the malaysian highlands have long been an escape. the cool damp climate was familiar. it helped that the environment was perfect for growing tea. after independence the highlands was just as popular. the cameron highlands are changing fast. housing developments are being aapproved. forested hillsides are being declared for agriculture. two-thirds of a mossy forest that cover sum its where they poke into clouds. the changing landscape is
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changing the weather. it's getting warmer. >> it was damp and dripping. because of the mist in this area. right now it's completely barren here, no forest and so hot. i can see the sky. the sun is there shining directly on my prison, i can feel the heat. >> this weather station has been monitoring the climate for decades. over the last 10 years the average temperature has gone up by 2 degrees celsius. that's a dramatic microclimate change. temperatures are still rising. fatigue and other crops that need cooler temperatures is a real threat. >> it is good to grow because it is warmer, number one. number two - population may increase. we may attract other kinds of repairs. >> pesticides and fertilisers
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combined with hillside farm workers to contaminate river water. land clearing lead to landslides and the sitting of rivers and lakes. it leads to a question of how this could happen. development companies were not keen to lettize film. officials wouldn't let us return emails. staff said he was unavailable. what is happening here is all too common. rapid unaccountable development changing not just appearance, but climate too. >> now, one of nature's most spectacular events has taken place off the coast of australia, called the coral spawn, an annual event where the great barrier reef reproduces. i'll be honest all the specs you see on screen is eggs and sperm released into the water. for that reproduction.
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some years when the temperature is right divers can witness hundreds of thousands of eggs fertilised before their eyes. coral, a diverse specie with more than 400 different varieties. so much more news online. don't forget to go there 24/7. american dream. >> from mcmansion to tiny houses is a growing movement here in the u.s. where people are trading in big to live small. one, the tiny house movement has hundreds of members, and one


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