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numbers triple in europe over 100,000 reach the continent last month. hello there. this is al jazeera. live from london also coming up. >> bangkok bombing suspect, the man sought by police in connection with the worst attack in thailand's history. plus. >> clearly the question is what did we get from this agreement in terms of what we originally sought? >> putting the heat on obama, a senior domic senator launched a scathing attack on
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the iran nuclear deal. action put in the mission, in crimea. hello there, a warm welcome to the program. 500 refugee arrivals in july. that's the mostn't in a single month. they suspected human traffickers in connection with the deaths of dozens of people in a fishing boat. 4090 are believed to have suffocated while in the hold of the vessel, but was trying to reach europe.
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jona hull is there. >> if this is a promised land, then for many, it is proving to be a false one. every day they come, sometimes in their hundreds refugees and those seeking work. crosses the waters from turkey, that's the turkish town, in the distance. and every day they wait. for paperwork that allows them to stay or move on to other parts of europe. there are many people. iran is here. africa is here. but there is that little procedure, this day is the day. other people have been waiting much longer 23 days and nobody has helped you in that time? >> i want to go.
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we have some survival keys. >> do you feel the local authorities are in control? >> basically they are tired, you can't control something that is 100 people, and something that is 1,000. >> in order no not really? >> it is tough. it is tough. things have been worse, in recent days the government chartered providing temporary a. occasion, sanitation, and documentation, to 2.5000 people. they are exclusively syrians onboard. a given prity here, and certainly the prongs has eased the crisis, but for many others who aren't allowed onboard like these people living on a beach in the center of town, very little has changed. >> a group of africans from cameroon, nigeria, and congo, say they are being
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discriminated against. >> we are angry, and we are tired, we with have made a lot -- most of them laugh at our conflict, and that is horrible. >> and you think that is specifically because you are africans? >> they might see, but i what see. you yourself should know it is because we with are africans. >> on the shore they may be safe from the hardships, but even here, floating on a holiday they are far from security. looking for people in distress in the southern mediterranean sea, he sent us this report. >> we have been out in the southern mediterranean for four days looking for migrants in distress. let me show you what would happen if this boat was able to rescue. you can see here people from the frontier, that's doctors
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without boarders making preparations. there's perhaps room for a few hundred at the back of the boat, and they could be transported across to southern italy, no in any great comfort, it had to be said, but under much safer conditions then they would otherwise have been attempting to cross this great sea. now, we haven't seen migrant boats in distress. and that probably has a lot to do with the fact that the weather has been fairly choppy, the waves have been quite big, and these are very very dangerous conditions. for migrants to try to make this crossing. >> thai police have released security video of the man they believe is responsible for monday's bombing. which killed 22, and injured about 100 others. the country's prime minister has called for calm after a
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second bomb went off and another popular tourist destination. many more were with injuries it was an attack to kill as many people as possible. at a high profile target. the shrine. the government acting urgentry to restore a sense of security for the public and millions of tourists. >> in our country, there are individuals or groups of individuals who are seeking to destroy the country. the on going attempt after destruction might be politically motivated,
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targeting the economy, tourism, or for whatever reason. the government will work to find these perpetrators and bring justice upon any networks involved as soon as possible. authorities have released pictures who they belief is behind the bombing. he is shown carrying a backpack to the shrine. later on, he is seen leaving the shrine, without the backpack. a man hunt is underway. >> this dash cam shows the moment that the bomb went off. five-kilograms of military grade explosives that sources have told al jazeera was deliberately detonated. within hours of the blast, the military run government was blaming it's political enemies now it's asking the country to unite, and stay calm.
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what happened after this, but after this, the government will do our best to make sure that everybody is well looked after. but within an hour of that speech, this happened at the main peer. the grenade landed in the water and no one was with injured. the roads have been reopened but this is as close as we with can get to the shrine itself, security has been tightened as promised, but we with have seen teams arrive as they try to get to the bottom of how and why, this brutal attack happened. >> authorities won't with say how soon they will be able to announce the results of their investigation. al jazeera, bangkok. >> with with me now is the
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former special council to the thai deputy prime minister, he is now a visiting scholar at the african studies here in london, a very warm welcome to the program, what do you think the most pressing questions are for ordinary thais radioit now? what is going through their minds in. >> i think there are two priorities. first is to restore a sense of security. i check the twitter feeds and the sentimentses of my fellow thais and they feel scared. there are photos emerging of department stores that used to be crowded and now it is empty. people say i want to go out and have noodles but i am too scared. what is the motive of this act. >> >> because we with are used to is certain sequence, unfortunately in this world, reused to attacken admission, but right now we still don't know. >> we with don't know, and we
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have the second incident, which although it is inconclusive, there seems to be some links. thai place seem to suggest that the nature suggests that it is very similar, and one has to question, two incidents in two days. although in my opinion not the largest spots but still it raises questions. >> what do you make of how the prime minister is handling things today? >> that's the first thing i worry about, very much. that's been some mixed signals coming out from the government. this is a government that came there through coup-de-tas and they have struggled and i think there's a den tendies is experiments would agree that people who are in charge will try to save themselves as well as trying to solve the problem, so i start to notice certain mixed messages of trying to
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leave the vague idea that perhaps this has to do with domestic internal politics of thailand. because analysticly speaking that's easier for the prime minister to deal with as opposed to well, i failed to prevent my country from being attacked by a terrorist, an international one, or even worse, another developing theory is perhaps this is the result of the military government deportation of the migrants back to china. a big splash she headlines and if that is the case, we don't know yet, of course, fingers will be pointed at the military government in thailand, so i think right now the military government should not point fingers at anyone, and focus on bringing back evidence. >> thank you very much for joining was your thoughts, thank you. >> turkey is almost certain
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to have new elections. the instability becomes amido a campaign against rebel groups and the islamic state of the levant, for more on this, let's go to bernard smith, now that meeting has just finished what is the upshot of what happened? >> well, what has happened is essentially the prime pinster has given the mandate back to the president -- to the prime minister to try to form a new government, as you said he has not been able to do that, so we are almost certainly looking towards new elections. now the time scale means that they won't be until perhaps mid or late knot. the interesting thing is until then, there's going to be some sort of a caretaker government ask election government, and that will be made up of all the major parties represented. it means that the party will
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have to share power for the first time, even if it might even be for a few monos it has been trying to avoided having to do that, and you will have the cabinet table members from the party, also from the secular chp opposition, the prokurdish hdp that got into parliament for the first time, and possibly even another right wing with party as well, all of them showing the same -- taking different positions could be quite a fractious time, and not nobody is convinced this government would achieve much. but it will certainly keep hold of power until those elections mid to end of november. >> so there's a process to what happens now, but i am wondering about the public, this is a sensitive time, there's a lot going on, particularly with foreign relations, how much confidence do you think they will have in what happened next? is. >> welshes don't forget this particular parliament is the most representative
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parliament there's been. so 95% of the turkish electoral votes are now represented by members of parliament. it's never been representative as that, there are fears that going through another election might make that a difficult to achieve again. joining me live, thank you now there's plenty more ahead, including. sri lanka's former president failed in his bid to make a come back, plus, on the outskirts of kabul where they are making a battlefield safe, unexploded is one reason why afghanistan is the most dangerous place?
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the world with tor a humanitarian worker.
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welcome back, a reminder now those top stories here on al jazeera. more than 107,000 refugees and migrants arrived in europe last month, more than triple the number arrived in the same month last year. a suspect in the bomb attack in bang come, which killed 22 people. turkish prime minister
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meaning another round of elections will have to take place the u.s. president barack obama is facing opposition from his own party over the iran nuclear deal. robert menendez has announced he will vote against the deal. he says it doesn't go far enough. >> this deal does not require iran to destroy or fully decommission a single uranium center. in fact, over half of the currently operating search finals will continue to spin. the remainder including more than 5,000 operating search finals and nearly 10,000 not yet functions will moorly be disconnected. where they could be quickly reinstalled. and yet we with have agreed to lift the sangs and allow billions of dollars to flow back into their economy.
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how significant are these comments? well, bob menendez is the second senate dome to reject the deal. and he is the senior democrat on the senate foreign relations committee, so it is a bit of a blow for the obama administration, but not completely unexpected as he has been critical of the deal during the negotiation phase, and was with one of the members of congress calling for another round of sangs. in the event that the deal fell through. so we with have men mendes saying that he thinks this is a bad deal. and that congress doesn't have to reject the whole thing. they can vote against the deal, and call for the president to go back to the the negotiating table. of course, that is something that the president and the country's that also the other countries that were with involved in negotiating this
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deal is not possible. so you have bob menendez challenging that motion. which is something that the president did not want. but he did get something else today, and that is the support of some 70 experts in h the area of nonproliferation, which endorse the deal, they sent a letter saying that this is tougher than other deals the united states has signed on to in the past, and that it should be supported so a bit of bad news for the obama administration. a bit of good news for the obama administration today. a bit of good muse and bad news, how much trouble will he have getting this through? house republicans have said they have enough votes to vote down the iran agreement, in the house. of representatives. it doesn't look like they have enough toe to sustain a veto. which is what he has said he would do, if they vote to
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eliminate the deal, now congress has a month left to act, to vote down this deal. if that's what they want, and in that time we are seeing intense lobbying efforts on both sides. but in particular proponents are spending a lot of money to get them to vote no, it likes like at this point they haven't gotten there yet. joining me live from new york, thank you. >> and the results are in for sri lanka elections and the ruling party has won the most seats. it is likely toe remain in office for the party on course to form the location government. the ruling party while the party of the closest rival, managed to get 95. it means the former president has failed in his attempt to become prime minister. reporting now from the capitol. >> the results are finally in, in h the parliamentary
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elections with the alliance put together by the prime minister, surging ahead with 106 seats of the 225 member legislature that leaves 95 the the former alliance which he must do, all the procedures are completed the official results needed to be gathers the vote in the individual candidates named and this must happen with the prime minister then having to negotiate with those that came together to help him bring this forward. so a few days we have to report we with can see the future face and that leaves countries for the former president. his future what he does next, but it is very clear that sri lankas have decided their fate.
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all parties have display add flagrant disregard for civilian lives. fighters on the ground of leaving a trail of destruction. which may amount to war crimes. hassell them, but civilian and houthis rebels have routinely launched attacks in densely populated residential areas. saudi led coalition air strikes have hit civilian areas where there's often no target nearby. a political and security analyst, based in saudi arabia says the amnesty report is biased against the kingdom. it is not enough, they cannot make these assessments in the united kingdom, and the coalition.
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and they work on this approval for the international community. there is no doubt that saudi arabia would work with the united states, would work with the amnesty to prove that the houthiss and the people are responsible. and the coalition party. >> this is one that the coalition for the amnesty. >> rescuers are now at the scene, and tiajuana they found the bodies of 54 people onboard. an investigation is underway into how the plan hit. is this wednesday is united nations world humanitarian date, a date of remembrance for aid workers killed in the line of duty, the service has been held outside the westminster abby on theeve of the event. 28 aid workerers with with
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killed and more than 200 suffers violent attacks. dozens of aid workers have been killed in the past two years. from kabul, september us this report. this is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. >> there are plenty of other dangers too. working on a hillside and the taliban came from the other side, and captures us and beat us. they threaten to kill us. >> that time they were released the 12 colleagues in southern hellman province weren as lucky, they were shot dead last december. because the nature of the work, these are some of the most targeted in the country.
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yet another danger the humanitarian workers face here. intimidation and provides explosive devices and small arms fire. >> the head of the mine coordination unit says one of the big problems is there are so many different groups fighting that it is hard to know who is the best local contact, and the government isn't much help. >> in some cases if you ask the government to sun port us, it is counter productive. consider one sided and that is making our life more difficult. >> on monday morning a gentleman aid worker was with abducted from fun point. and the dangers continue here. the u.n. says 37 have been killed so far this year. al jazeera, kabul.
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after a breathalyzer test shows he had been drinking before he was due to take controls of the plane. it took place earlier this month, before the flight the 109 passengers onboard. is due to take off. with other crew members. russ president vladimir putin is visiting crimea. the official reason behind his visit is to promote tourism. but he has warned the trip will further stir up tensions. as a man of adventure. >> russians are used to this now. the almost annual excuse for the president to get out of his business suit, and prove himself a man of action.
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he brought it a submersible from the era, 1,000 years ago, at a time of particularly vigorous trade, between the eastern and western world. >> there are so many interesting things down here, just scattered the view of the ship is so clear, the experts say they have a lot of work to do down there. this because a carefully staged plead yeah event. both in history and the country's current priorities. putin has described recently annexed cry mere yeah. >> but crimea was also a western outpost of the great silk road, the ancient trading network that stretched all the way to china. >> here we are at a center, a
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cross roads of trade routs. it is a focus these days too. >> this old crimea palace they speak of a plan where it is under the that tar yolk. the argument about whether it is european or something more year, or oriental is pretty much as old as the country itself. you can get a real reminder of the eastern influences. that there was a time when most of what is now modern day russia was with part of an even bigger empire, with with the capitol in beijing. of course, putin doesn't want to rewind with the clock hundreds of years. but russia is pivoting eastward integrating economic space with china, and signing up to beijing's new silken road economic belt project.
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