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>> protests in southeastern turkey against government airstrikes on the p.k.k. >> hello live from doha, ahead a cyclone whips across the bay of bengal, bringing flooding to myanmar. >> the gift of life, sisters gave up a piece of themselves to save their father. the report saying a third of athletes won by athletes over a decade could be attend by drugs.
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turkey's military denies allegations its airstrikes against p.k.k. targets have hit civilians. there are growing fears of civilian deaths since ankara started bomb be separatists in turkey and iraq. in the latest unrest, the p.k.k. is blamed for an attack on a police station which killed two soldiers. we have this report. >> another attack against turkish security personnel this time involved a suicide truck bomb. at least two soldiers were killed and more than 20 injured. authorities in the city blame the outlawed kurdistan workers party or the p.k.k. sunday's bombs is being seen as an escalation in the continuing conflict between turkey and the p.k.k. which has spilled on to the streets. scenes like these have been recurring in mainly kurdish areas of the country. >> we wanted to organize a match
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urging the continuation of peace talks, bub as you know, there is eight i don't say in kurdistan. who wanted to create this atmosphere? it was the government. >> turkey disagrees. it has blamed the p.k.k. for violating a ceasefire and killing a civilian and 21 security personnel over recent days. >> the game is clear. three terrorist organizations are targeting turkey's democracy, freedom and public order. their actions in june were messages to us and a declaration of war. the turning point was not when we declared war on july 23. >> the turkish government says there can be no talks if the attacks continue. >> turkey began a campaign of airstrikes on p.k.k. bases in northern iraq, and isil in syria over a week ago. officials call it a synchronized campaign against terror, but the campaign has caused a divide among kurdish political parties across the region.
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>> in the iraqi kurdish city, kurds are angry not just about turkish airstrikes but at a call by the president of the kurdistan meteorologistennal government for the p.k.k. to withdraw from northern iraq. barzoni said he wants to protect civilians and prevent the area from becoming a battlefield but opponents believe he is serving the interest of his close ally turkey and the agenda is keeping territorial ambitions in check. >> i wonder how turkey comes to head our popular defense forces who are fighting isil. that means the turkey government is protecting isil and fighting anyone who fights them. >> the kurds both in iraq and syria may have a long history of internal power struggles but have been cooperating in their fight against isil. they have been the coalition's forces on the ground. cracks are now emerging.
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zeina hodor, al jazeera southern turkey. >> seven people are dead and dozens wounded in bomb attacks in yemen. there's been intense fighting in aden for several weeks. houthi rebels were driven out by anti houthi forces two weeks ago. local fighters including supporters of the exiled president have been advancing on the town does in decide bar. >> mohamed fahmy, baher mohammed and peter greste were accused which supporting the muslim brotherhood. all three deny the charges.
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al jazeera's peter greste said the delay is incredibly frustrating. >> the lives of no one who's involved in this can move on until we get the verdict. everything hinges on that day. for me, it defines how my life works from here on and defines how my career is, for baher and fahmy, they walk away as free men or go back into prison and that makes it impossible for anybody beyond that particular point. it really defines everything and to be in this position where you build up, you say goodbye to your wife and kids as baher did earlier today not knowing whether you're going to go back and see them at the end of the day or go back into prison, that makes an incredibly tough way to have to live, so yet to have another at yourment is really difficult. i was talking to them on skype as we watched it and for them, too, the whole family, it's tough. everyone has built up to this
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moment. it's been such a long fight and it's been a fight that's engaged everyone's energy. is sucked out all the time that anyone in the family has had over the past 18 months, so we all thought it would be over today. we all thought that we would at least know the situation and at least be able to plan and move on with our lives. it just hasn't hand and again this delay is really difficult for all. >> the u.s. secretary of state said the deal with iran will make the world a safer pleas. he is visiting in the middle east to ease fears in that region. >> we agree on ensuring free and fair elections in egypt this year. i understand from him that they are working towards a date sometime in the early fall. we are very excited about that,
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as it is part of the roadmap towards democracy and we are sure that i have the will be open to all peaceful, political actors. >> a top general has been killed in a rocket attack in burundi's capital bujumbura. the general is a former intelligence security chief and a close ally of the president. his death comes just over a week after the president won a controversial third term. a journalist said the general played an important role in the attempted coup in may and seen as an enforcer of the president's policies, too. >> just last year, when he was removed from office as the intelligence chief, he was playing a critical role in the army and he was also well known
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in filing the coup last may. >> a u.n. peace keeper has been shot dead infringe ken republic. the spokesman said the attacks while on a mission to arrest a wanted person.
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several others have been wounded. >> senior members of the afghan taliban are reported to be unhappy with the group's new leader. mansour emphasized unity following his appointment on thursday. family members of his predecessor told al jazeera his brother doesn't believe mansour has the support of the whole group. >> at least 500 people in india have been stranded after a landslide blocked a highway in the northern state. torrential rain forced rocks and stones on to the highway. nearby temples attract hundreds of thousands of pilgrims to the region every year. >> the same heavy monsoon rains hit neighboring myanmar as 27 people have been killed and 150,000 affected. the government has declared a national disaster. caroline malone reports.
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>> >> many parts of myanmar have been submerged in heavy rain and the floods and landslides that have followed. people are doing what they can to escape the worst-hit areas mainly to the west and north of the country. all but one of the 14 provinces are affected by flash floods making it hard for rescuers to reach or support everyone. government-run shelters have opened to provide temporary homes. tens of thousands of people have been displaced. 500,000-acres of farmland, crops and livestocks have been affected. the military has flown in aid and helped some of those needing emergency assistance. myanmar's president went to visit some of the evacuees in the northwest. it's monsoon season in the region and people expect some rain, but this time, it's been especially heavy, and is expected to continue. the sheer number of people affected is overwhelming. aid groups warn that there are people in parts of the country who they've not reached yet. caroline malone, al jazeera.
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>> still ahead on the show, we go back to nepal to meet a young girl whose life was changed forever by devastating earthquakes. >> i'm andy gallery in selma alabama where organizers begin their march to washington d.c. why they say the battle from civil rights is far from over. >> from oscar winning director alex gibney. >> shut the cam --. >> a hard hitting look at the real issues facing american teens. the incredible journey continues.
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>> we're here to fully get into the nuances of everything that's going on not just in this country but around the world. getting the news from the people who are affected. >> people need to demand reform... >> ali velshi on target weeknights 10:30p et >> welcome back. let's recap our headlines at al jazeera now. turkeys military is denying
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allegations its airstrikes against p.k.k. targets have hit civilians. the president of rack's kurdish region accused ankara of killing civilians in air raids in the north. >> the retrial of three al jazeera journalists have had the verdict delayed. two are in bail in egypt, one tried in abstention. they are accused of supporting the banned muslim brotherhood. >> a rocket attack in burundi killed a former intelligence security chief and close ally of the president. >> french riot police moved migrants away from the most way near the french border with calais. more than 200 spent another night trying to cross into the u.k. they broke down several layers of fencing by the entrance. the church of england is
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criticizing britain's prime minister for what it calls his lack of compassion over the crisis. we report on how it is generating protests in britain. >> it came from folks united, a resident's group campaigning for better treatment of migrants trying to reach the u.k. they say channel tunnel authorities and british politicians have to do more to save migrant lives. in particular, the lives of those trying to get through the channel tunnel from calais and france by clinging to cars and trucks. nine have died since june. >> there are a lot of people that feel the way that i do, migration is a force for good and we need to treat our fellow human beings with respect. >> there needs to be a european initiative that sets up properly managed refugee camps where people can be properly fed and properly processed, rather than left to live like animals in the jungle.
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>> a few yards away, protestors with an altogether different view, britain first, and the english defense league are both opposed to immigration of any kind. noisy and with the usual symbols of english nationalism, but with an argument that resonates with some. >> we've quite enough here at the moment. our country is on its knees. we need to concentrate on our people, our veterans, our homeless, our natural service, allowing more and more people into this country is just going to deteriorate our system even more. >> it's a few hundred yards from the entrance to channel tunnel and what many see as the front line, struggle with the immigration issue, colorful and noise these demonstrators might be, they are from both extremes, left and right of the political spectrum. it shows you just how polarizing this issue has become. >> in this corner of england
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migration is creating strain. in kent, more than 600 unaccompanied children are seeking asylum. 400 migrants made it across since june and relative to london, this is not a rich place. when there's trouble in calais the aftershocks are felt here. tunnel disruptions led to chaos and that's bad for business. more fences have been built to control migrant access to the tunnel. there were problems all summer. europe's migrant crisis has reached the u.k. shores and its politicians are beginning to feel its effects. simon mcgregor wood, al jazeera. >> the world anti doping agency described new suspected drug use as disturbing. wide case doping over a decade long period are reported.
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>> it's a sport no stranger to controversy. test data leaked from the international athletics federation the i.a.f.f. indicated blood samples from a third of medal winning athletes are suspicious. >> these are wide allegations and we'll have to check them out, and we'll have that done by the commission as quickly as possible. >> german broadcaster a.r.d. in the sunday times newspaper obtained the results of 12,000 blood tests from 5,000 athletes between 2001 and 2012. independent experts found that 800 athletes had results that would be considered suspicious under world anti doping agency standards. the report identified 146 medals, including 55 golds at the olympics and world championships that were won by athletes now under question.
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>> this is athlete personal data and really, the manner of it coming into the public domain should concern every athlete who knows that their own personal data is stored by anti doping organizations across the world. >> the investigation reported no irregular tests involving the sport's biggest name. last month, he expressed his frustration at the sport's inability to move away from scandal. >> it definitely does upset me because everybody started pointing fingers again and start speculating and it doesn't have the sport in any way. >> the time period under question is, he will be replaced by london 2012 chairman sebastien co that or another. >> we must continue to educate
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to educate athletes and work very, very hard and very tough. it will be strong and serious policy to clean sport, to clean athletics and not accept any cheaters. >> the question is whether it will be enough to salvage its credibility. athletes will face more spotlight than ever in beijing in three weeks' time. >> in hong kong, two daughters donated parts of their livers to create a new one to save the life of their father. ized a medical first and uses a new surgical technique. >> thankful to be alive, the patient is surrounded by the daughters who saved his life. on their own, their livers were too small, but together by each donating a half, they were able to give their father a new one.
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>> i was in despair, because my liver was too small. my sister agreed to return home from overseas. she was our only hope. >> double donations like this are rare. what surgeons did that was unique was joining the two halves of the liver before giving it to the patient. >> we are literally implanting a whole liver into the recipients body and that save as lot of >> it is a further breakthrough for a team that regularly achieves landmarks from transplants from living donors. >> liver failure is a serious problem here, compounded by a traditional reluctance in chinese society to donate organs. it's meant that hong kong has become a world leader in living organ transplantation. the family at the center of this medical first just thankful for
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a successful operation. rob mcbride, al jazeera, hong kong. >> it's been 100 days since an earthquake devastated nepal. we met an 11-year-old girl who lost her mother and infant brother when a building chanced on them. she's now received help to go back to school in another village. we traveled to the district to see how she and her family are coping. >> this is the 11-year-old's morning routine, getting her hair and clothes ready for school with the help of her cousin. while she's now used to this routine, this is not her home. after the earthquake in april, she stood with her grandparents and other relatives waiting for her mother and brother to be dug out of a collapsed building. a chinese rescue team found their bodies three days later, huddled together. their death devastated the family.
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her father, inconsolable at times, took to drinking alcohol. she was left motherless, without a home or a school. an al jazeera viewer saw her story and offered to sponsor her education. now she lives with her relatives and goes to school an hour away from her village, more importantly, away from the scene of so much tragedy. after the morning assembly, she goes to her new class. sitting with her new classmates, she has adjusted quickly to her new surrounding and live. >> sometimes we need our family, that is the main thing. >> she and her family know this is better for her. being at this school gives her a chance many other children here don't have, an escape from the devastation april's earthquake has done to her family and her home. if she was back there, her life
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would be very different right now. >> these are the ruins of her house, not far from her old school, which is condemned. her family lives here now, in this makeshift hut, made of sheet metal donated by the government and held up by wood from their old home. outside, her father sits contemplating what to do next. he's received help for his drinking problem, but says he'll need more help to reconstruct his home. until then, this is what the family calls home, cramped with dirt floors and only the most basic necessities. at least it keeps the rain out. the walls are strewn with memories of happier times. her grandmother misses her but is happy she is away from all of this. >> she visits occasionally and makes me laugh. one has to move on.
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i feel my son should remarry since my granddaughter is away at school. i just can't help crying all the time. >> on another morning, some last minute homework is accompanied by a monthly visit from her father. what the earthquake took from both of them 100 days ago left the family with an uncertain future. for her, it's a future that at least now looks a little brighter. al jazeera, nepal. >> jep's main highway is closed because of a major forest fire on the outskirts of the city. it's threatening several houses in the community and firefighters have had to evacuate residents door to door. highway one from tel-aviv to jerusalem is closed. israel is in the middle of an extreme heatwave with temperatures reaching up to 45 degrees but they are expect to drop by thursday. >> u.s. firefighters are struggling to contain two fast moving wildfires spreading
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across northern california. the blazes have burned through more than 9,000 hectares of bush. dozens of homes have been destroyed and hundreds have had to leave the area. one firefighter has been killed. >> activists have begun a 40 day march from america's deep south to washington, d.c. to highlight racial inequality. the journey for justice began in selma, alabama the scene of a violent crackdown on civil rights protestors 50 years ago. organizers hope to attract thousands of people along the way. from selma the march will continue 1200 kilometers through the states of georgia south and north carolina and virginia. it ends with a rally in washington d.c. on the 16th 16th of september. andy gallagher reports now on why the starting point is so significant. >> in the history of civil
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rights few place are as iconic as the edmund pettis bridge. it was here that foot soldiers led by dr. martin luther king, jr. marched for voting rights and were met with clubs and tear gas. that day became known as bloody sunday but led to the voting rights act giving of a appearance the power to cast their ballots for the first time in history. >> your vote matters and as we visit selma and understand how the people fought hard. >> today's selma remains as a living testament to those monumental achievements, but many feel the battle is far from over. >> it's painful to realize that racism is still alive and so many people spend time still trying to keep people of color from voting and strategies that they're doing to make that
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happen is disheartening. >> senator hank sanders was a student when he marched with dr. king in 1965. he said this latest march to washington d.c. will raise awareness of a wide range of issues. >> not only voting rights, but in equal jobs, in equal education, all across the field. so that's why this march is so necessary 50 years afterwards. >> what the organizers behind this journey for justice are trying to do is bring civil rights back into sharp focus to make sure the sacrifices and the achievements made here weren't for nothing. >> 50 years ago these protestors helped bring about what is widely considered one of the most important pieces of legislation in u.s. history. now legislation seen as targeting minorities and their votes is emerging as a new battleground. >> we have this modern day slavery that wants to treat us
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in many ways the same way. that's not what i thought would be happening in 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017. >> the civil rights era is one of the most important chapters in u.s. history but in the next generation, there will still be battles to win. al jazeera selma alabama. >> special forces in peru rescued 15 more people used as slaves by the rebel group shining path. some were children born in captivity. earlier this week, utterest ask you a operation rescued 39 people from a rebel camp. children were forced to work and become fighters. they haven't posed a threat to the government in years but is active in cocaine production. >> here's how you create a flower in the sky. 164 sky divers have built the largest ever vertical formation a giant flower over the u.s. state of illinois. they did it while falling at
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speeds of more than 350 kilometers an hour. the sky divers held the flower formation for several seconds before breaking away, deploying their parachutes and eventually landing in safety. you can get more if you head over to china's one child policy has quoted controversy, from accusations of the state confiscating children, to forced abortions. today it is being blamed for a declining fertility rate


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