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♪ the kurds protest against turkish airstrikes on pkk tar t targets in northern iraq. hello there. this is al jazeera live from london. also, coming up: another night, another attempt by my grants to get to britain. 150,000 people affected by floods in myanmar. the government declares a national disaster. the gift of life. the sisters who sacrificed a
part of their body to save their father. the turkish military is denying airstrikes against kurdish separatists have had civilians. presidents have -- the president accused ankara of killing civilians in the north. those claims have heightened an already tense situation with the turkish government blaming the pkk for an attack on the police station that killed 2 soldiers zeina khodrr has more details. >> this involved a suicide truck bomb. at least two soldiers were killed and more than 20 injured. authorities are blaming the outlawed kurdistan worker's party or the pkk sunday's bombing is being seen as an escalation in the continuing conflict between turkey and the pkk, which has spilled on to the
streets. see scenes like these have been recurring in mainly kurdish areas of the country. kurds have been calling for an end to the military operations. >> we wanted to organize a match urging the continuation of peace talks. as you know, there is chaos in kurdistan. who wanted to create this atmosphere? >> reporter: turkey disagrees. it has blamed the pkk for killing a civilian and 21 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 23rdrd. >> the turkish government says there can be no talks if the attacks continue. >> turkey began a campaign of airstrikes on pkk bases in
northern iraq and isil in syria over a week ago. officials call it a synchronized campaign against terror, but campaign has caused a divide among kurdish political parties across the region. in the iraqi kurdish city, kurds are angry, not just about turkish airstrikes but at a call by the president of the kurdistan regional government for the pkk to withdraw from northern iraq. barzoni says he wants to attack civilians and prevent the area from becoming a battlefield. his opponents believe he is serving the interests of his close ally turkey and many belief the real agenda is keeping tear tollway ambitions in check. i wa i wonder how turkey comes to our popular defense forces. it means they are 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 they have been cooperating in their fight against isil. they have been the coalition's forces on the ground but cracks are now emerging. zena khodr. >> another night of fighting where 200 migrants tried to get into the channel tunnel which links the country to the u.k. some tried to break down fencing. french riot police sprayed migrants with a chemical irritant. thanksgiving service held at the migrant camp known as "the jungel." the congregation has migrants and money collected during the serviced is said to be going toward a generator for the campsite.
live now to al jazeera's charles stratford in what is known as the jungel. the fact they are raising money for a generatedor shows that this camp has something of a semi permanent status about it. >> everyone you speak to here and most of them are very afraid to go on camera says the same thing. they are determined not to move and most of them are determined to try to get to the u.k. take that terrible risk and try and get through the tunnel to a betser life. atrocious conditions, rubbish piling up on people from a diversity of countries, across africa, the middle east. when you speak to them, you really get a sense of their determination that, yes, they are going to go nowhere. the only way they are going to
go is in the direction of the u.k. i spoke to one guy earlier today who said he tries to get across. he tried to get across around 40 times a month so far. he said he had been here around four months. he said that he was fleeing political violence. he spoke to a young lad, a guy from arietra who said his father had paid for his boat trip across to italy and that he had come here on his own. he had no friends and family here again, was determined to try and get it's at night fall these people try to get across. we have seen a heavier police force on the bridge behind me in the last five or 10 minutes.
>> charles in calais, thank you. >> to the war in yemen now and there has been renewed violence in the southern port city of aden. seven people were killed and more than 60 wounded by land minds planted by houthi reynolds. they were driven out of the city by pro-government forces two weeks ago. local fighters including supporters of it president suhadi have been advance okay zin zinzabar to prevent further houthi attacks. forces loyal to prime minister hadi have made advances in the southwestern yemeni city of taiz. on saturday, fighting broke out between houthi and pro-hadi fighters forcing a fleeing.
some include the homes of civilians damaged in the violence. syrian's living in rebel-held areas of the country have to go to great lengths to protect themselves from government attacks. during the day, they faces fierce street fighting and at night, they are vulnerable to airstrikes by government forces. some neighborhoods are having to live in darkness to protect themselves. a report. this is the remote part of aleppo under the control of syrian rebels. only a few shots open in the market which ones used to be packed. these days, few buyers this shop used to sell a lot of million dollars but now, the owner says they are struggling to stay open. >> the city of aleppo, you rarely see people come to this market for shopping. in the good days, this marked was packed with buyers and sellers. shops close early after night fall. people here are scared of aerial
attacks by the government. they say the regime is destroying everything and a house with the light on gives planes more things to target. it's not just shops and homes. cars on the road can't switch on their headlights. drivers flash their lights where they are asked for identification. aleppo is completely dark when it is nighttime nowhere dares go out as they will be targeted by the warplanes, guns and bomdz. >> on the front lines, this is what the night brings. intentions fighting between syrian rebels, isil fighters and regime forces has continued for years. all are fighting for control. rebels say they have made gains in recent days because the turkish military began targeting isil's strongholds. they insist they are pushing ahead in areas controlled by the government. >> but what was once syria's second largest and brightest city is now a darker shell of
its formerplace. they do it under constant fear of the government that's supposed to protect them al jazeera. >> al 16-year-old girl has died after being stabbed while marching in a gay pride parade in jerusalem. she was among six people wounded in an attack on thursday by an orthodox jewish man. stefanie dekker has more from west jerusalem. >> bing anyone netanyahu addressed his cabinet on sunday where his language remained strong in response to the recent attacks we have seen carried out by jewish extremist. he said israel has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to what he described as despicable crimes. thousands turned out to protest against incitement and violence. one of the opposition leaders who attended said terror is terror, period. tear riftsz or terrorists whether muslim or jewish. ♪net has vowed to find the killers of baby ali and bring
them and the orthodox man who stabbed six people at the gay pride parade here in jerusalem to justice. >> we are determined to fight vehemently against the phenomena of hatred and terror from any quarter. the fight against these phenomenaunites united states all. it is not at fight of one particular camp or another. it is a matter of basic humanity, of basic jewish values that are a guiding light for us. >> the palestinians say even though the language out of israel has been strong, the fact on the ground tell a different story. they say the arson attack in the occupied west bank is a byproduct of this government's settlement expansion. unless that root cause is addressed and stopped, crimes like these will happen again rescuers are searching for 20 people in the northwest of india. they say it caused the side of the hill to collapse earlier in the week. another 500 people have been stranded after a landslide
blocked a highway in the state of uturakhan. it will force truck driver rocks on to the highway. thereby temples thousands of people every year. >> the same heavy monsoon rains have hit myamnar. 150,000 others affected. the government declared a national disaster. caroline malone reports. many parts of myammar have been surrounded in heavy rain. people are doing what they can to escape from the west hit areas. mainly to the west and north of the country but all but one of the country's 14 prove incidents are affidavit 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 are being displayed. 500,000 acres of farmland, crops
and life stocks have been affected. the military has flown in aid and helped some needing emerge he knows see assistance. the president went to visit some of the evacuees in northwest. it's monsoon season in the region original. people expect some rain. this time it's beg heavy and is expected to continue frpt the shear number of people affected is overwhelming aid groups warn there are those who they have not reached yet. al jazeera. >> still to come on the program, it's known to some of the unreported holocaust. we travel to hungary as people remember the mass murder of roma people during world war ii. the new doping claims that have shaken the world of athletics. full details coming up.
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♪ >> hello again. a reminder of tthe top stories access. turkey's military is denying responsibility. the president of iraq's kurdish r.n. has accused ankara of killing civilians of air raids in the north. frenchrightright police mofrp 200 spent another night trying to cross into the u.k. large parts of myanmar are submerged after landslides. the u.s. secretary of state on a trip to egypt said the recent nuclear deal will make the
region a safer place. jong kerry who met president sisi: a wide range of topics including the country's human rights record and the fight against isil. kerry said the key to ending isil's campaign is to stop the recruitment of foreign fighters. >> border security and law enforcement actions are a significant part of the equation. but even the larger imperative is to persuade and prevent young people from turning to terror in the first place otherwise no, matter how many terrorists we bring to justice, those groups will simply replenish their ranks, and we will not be safer. we will be involved in al rou round-robin circular, repetitive process. >> on egyptian court a verdict
in the retrial for a second time. it's delayed until august 29th. mohammed fahmy and mohammed bahmy are on trial. greste is being retried in abstensia. supporting the banned muslim brotherhood and spreading false news ai are the charges. >> general adolphi is a former intelligence chief and close ally of the president. his death follows months of violence over the president's reelection. somed marks the anniversary of the mass murder of roma people by the naziis until world war ii. the killing of nearly half a million people. it's been reported as the unreported holocaust. some real reluctant to acknowledge the massacre. from the hungarian town. >> the quiet town in central
hungary but you wouldn't know a single thing about the secrets this place hides. off of the main street, roads are unpaved. this is the roma part of town. during the war, her father took to do hard labor. her mom was killed. she spoke little about what happened to other family members. >> my mom's grandmother was taken by the local police. the roma were digging their own graves. they were shot and put in them. she tried to escape but was caught. they shot her, too. >> her son agonizes. should he tell his kids what he knows? it's important but it's so shocking. >> it's hard to explain to the kids. my grandmother told me about a beautiful roma woman who smeared excrement on herself so they wouldn't rape her. it was hard for my grandparents.
the mass killings of the roma have been described as the unreported holocausts. now, it appears it might have been worse than countries in central europe have so far been prepared to accept. these historians say they have accumulated evidence of a number of places across hungary where the mass murders might be four times as many as was thought. they found more than 900 locations from where the roma were taken. nobody, they say, because the roma were never allowed to talk about it. >> one thing did not happen even after the war: the roma couldn't feel free. they remained a percencuted group. they were opinion pressed. their culture and language were forbidden. racism and white supremism were still there. they weren't allowed to have a free mine. >> nor has hungary made much effort. in the is where the roma were taken to, either to dye here or be put on a railway line to
auschwitz. others might have turned this into a museum. it has been left to rot. the only roman mayor sdparz at the way in which the great devouring, as the roma put it is air brushed out of schools. >> the young people i speak to don't know about it. they connecticut the holocaust with the jews, and they don't think it happened to roma people. i am a history teacher and i tell my pupil did. it isn't mentioned in the books. >> after years of trying, they managed to have a memorial put up shaped as the black triangle they were forced to wear on their clothes in the camps. someone through yogurt over it. someone took a hammer to its side. they are now europe's most persecuted group and have neither the means or the opportunity to write their own history. in hungary. >> the russian air force helicopter has crashed during an air show killing one of the
pilots. at a time happened 200 kilometers east of moss cop. dmontstration went badly wrong. the mi-28 at the top of the screen started spinning out of control and losing altitude. it will crashed to the ground and burst into flames. the soviet designed model has been used by the russian air force for the 10 years and is exported to a number of countries including iraq. the world's anti-doping association has described new allegations of suspected drug use in athletics and disturbind. >> reporter: it is a sport that's no stranger to controversy. the new allegations of drug use athletics may be the most alarming yet. testt from the international federation, the iass, indicating blood samples from a third of
medal winning athletes at major events were suspicious. >> these allegations, we will have to check them out and we will have that done by the commission as quickly as possible. >> german broadcaster ard in the sunday newspaper obtained the results of 12,000 from 12,000 athletes between 2001 and 2012. independent experts found that 800 athletes had results that would be considered suspicious underworld anti-doping agency standards. the report identified 146 medals including 55 goals at the olympics and world championships that were won by athletes now under question. >> this is athlete personal data and the manner should concern every athlete that knows their own personal data is being stored by anti-doping
investigations around the world. >> they note no irregular tests. boldt expressed frustration in the sport's inability to move away from scandal. >> it upsets me. pointed fingers again and speculation. the leader of the post will leave his place after 16 years in place had to be replaced by sebastian cole or pole vault champion sergei butka who spoke to al jazeera in february. >> we must continue to education and work hard and tough. it's strong and serious policy to clean the support and not accept
less. >> whether change at the top of the podium will be enough to prompt change in a sport struggle to go salvage its credibility athletes will space more spotlight than ever in beijing in three weeks' time. access. >> 100 days since an earthquake devastated nepal at the time a team met resn ha who lost her mother and brother when a building collapsed on them. she has received help to go to school in another village. to see house she is coping. >> in the is 11-year-old reshma's morning routine: getting her hair and clothes ready for school with the help of her cousin. while she is now used to this routine, this is not specialma's home. after the earthquake in april, she stood with her grandparents and other relatives waiting for
her mother and infant brother to be dug out of a collapsed building near her destroyed home. a chinese rescue team found their bodies three days later huddled together. their death devastated the family. her father, inconsoleable at times took to drinking alcohol. reshma was left motherless without a home or 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 and, more importantly, away from the scene of so much tragedy. after the morning assembly, she goes to her new class. sit with her new classmates, she has adjusted quickly to her new surroundings and life. >> sometimes, our family.
>> specialma and her family kre this gives her a chance many other children here don't have, an escape from the devastation the earthquake has done. if she was back there, her life would be 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 held up from the government and made up of wood from their old home. her father sits contemplating what to do next. he has received help for his drinking problem but says he will 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 he keeps the rain out. the walls are strewn with memories of happy year 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. i feel my son should remarry. my granddaughter is away at school. i just can't help crying all the time. >> on another morning, last minute homework is accompanied by a monthly visit from her father. with. >> what the earthquake took from both of them 100 days ago left their family with an uncertain future. for reshma, it's a future that at least now looks a little brighter. fez jamil, al jazeera, nepal. >> in hong kong, two daughters have donated parts of their livers to create a whole new one to save their father's life. as robbing mcbride explains, it is a medical first using a new surgical technique. >> reporter: 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. >> i was in despair because my deliver was too small. so 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 finding a -- implanting a whole liver into the recipient's body. >> save a lot of time. it is a further breakthrough for a team that regularly achieves medical landmarks in liver transplants from living donors. >> the prevalence of hepatitis c in east asia means liver failure is a serious problem, compounded by a reluctance to donate organs in of. it has meant hong kong has
become al world leader in living donor. >> the cifamily of this medical first is haufrning. rob mcbride. hong kong. >> more on our stories can be found on our website, aljazeera.com. field where is scientists stay under the radar to conduct research. >> what if i told you that they were gmo strawberries. >> she'll show us the latest innovations. >> these tomatoes here are special tomatoes. >> and then