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i won't give up. >> the news continues live from london. >> this is al jazeera. >> good to have you along for this al jazeera newshour. this is something we'll be studying in detail in the next 60 minutes. south korea reaches agreement with the north, amid fear of rising conflict. leaving macedonia, looking for a new life in european uni
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union. >> eants governmenantigovernmenn nepal, many died. >> in sport, another 100 meter goal for jamaica, this time in the women's final, details later in the program. >> well they looked for some time as if they wouldn't work, marathon talks between north and south korea, finally ending in a agreement, that nearly pushed the two countries into the brink of armed conflict. reported north korea had expressed regret over a land mine incident that wounded two south korean soldiers. this month, both country's
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militaries have been on alert after a brief exchange of fire at the border. harry fawcett, give us an idea of the importance of this expression of regret and what the south has agreed to do in exchange. >> reporter: well, it was very important that there was, what president park geun-hye was saying there need to be a clear apology from the north as well as measures to make sure there was no recurrence of the kind of provocation that south korea terms this has been. what there was in terms of the text of the agreement is an expression of regret from north korea about the injuries sustained to two south korean soldiers, when land mine blasts went off in the southern side of the dmz, the demilitarized zone earlier this month. that has certainly been sold in this by south korea as an
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apology, the leader of the talks on the south korean side said it was significant this that apology had been secured. presumably it will be sold what differently in the north. we have had statements from the outward facing state media already, going through the six points in detailed terms and how it talks about this. but certainly it is a very significant agreement after 33 and a half hours of talks, nearly, and with big mobilizations of north korean military and very high level of alert here in the south. this is what kim quon jim the advisor of the president to south korea had to say a while ago. >> translator: the north has expressed its guess in the land mine incident in the south side
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of the demilitarized zone. the south has agreed to stop any broadcasting, in the absence of any activity on the demilitarized zone. >> harry, the loudspeakers blaring out propaganda and the north really took exception to this. but it was extremely serious. i was reading 50 submarines had been put out to sea. how close did it come to becoming extremely nasty? >> it was pretty nasty. on thursday it was an exchange across the border, north korea doesn't admit it fired anything on thursday but south korea fired back with nearly 30 artillery shells and then there came that 48 hour deadline imposed by north korea, to the
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loudspeaker broadcasting, said it would have to stop within that 48 hour period, or there would be military exchanges. we heard about hover crafts being moved around, man 50 subs, three quarters of the fleet, were being deployed. they also said while these talks were going on the amount of artillery north korea had been placed along the northern part of the zone had been doubled. it's easy to be more nonchalant in the aftermath of these talks and an agreement being made. it seemed different than the first half of 2015 when for many weeks talking about nuclear strikes, the joint industrial zone that these two countries operate just inside north korean territory that was brought to a
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suspension. and so while all this was going on, this big show of force there were still cultural exchanges going on, the zone was going on as normal so there were positive signs as well, both of these talks taken seriously and they didn't want to let things get out of hand as far as military confrontation. >> middle of the night in south korea. thank you very much indeed, harry fawcett, reporting on the agreement between the two koreas. >> migrants trekking through serbia jumping on trains and buses bound for hungary. labeled a humanitarian disaster, these are the main developments. hundreds of mainly african migrants have forged with police
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in the town of milan. more rfertion arriving at th ree port of messina. united nations now saying 7,000 plus refugees have streamed into serbia from macedonia since saturday alone. they had begun their european journey in greece where it's estimated 1,000 refugees are arriving every day. sent from southern serbia. >> reporter: in just two days nearly 10,000 people entered serbia through here, a village near the border with macedonia. just a few weeks ago it was a tranquil village in the poorest parts of serbia.
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now it's a refuge for those trying to get to the european union. every day thousands of hungry thirsty and exhausted migrants arrive here. >> i want to cross. just cross, to continue my journey. just want to cross. >> we have no toilets, we have the woman here who is allergic trt sun. just tfrom the sun. >> many say they want to go to germany. europe's strongest economy and willing to endure hardships on their way to a better life. this is another step for migrants five kilometers north of the border with macedonia, here they are offered medical help some food and water. the picture here is different than the situation at macedonia's border with greece.
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according to u.n. hcr, 5,000 migrants went through this checkpoint. after being registered here they are heading towards nearby train station and bus station, catching first buses and trains to belgrade which is just a step closer to their final goal and final stages. hungary and the eu. >> doctors without borders called this an aid exodus, ability to cope, with the large number of migrants here. al jazeera, southern serbia. >> we go to andrew simmons, on the mas macedonian border with greece. >> in the heat of macedonia's border with greece, as the pace of their journeys may have
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quickened, politicians are bogged down with arguments. came to a makeshift detention center, here too austria's foreign minister talking about what the european union was or wasn't doing about the situation right now. in the brief time they spent with refugees, in syria wanted to get a word in. >> i can't tell you to solve this problem for syrian refugees. why did they then make safe zone in syria? >> didn't have an toons that question. macedonia's interior ministry proclaimed grease saying it had no controls or security on its border. >> translator: our intention was not to close the border but to protect it. >> reporter: this is confrontation with hftion.
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them. >> what are you going to do apart from blaming greece? >> we have a meeting with all the western balkan countries and germfully and commissioners from the european union. >> reporter: but those words have been heard before and the fact is that little changes for these people apart from the speed of boarding trains like this one away from the cities and towns of macedonia. so as the political talking goes on the reality here is that after the violence on this border there is a primitive reception center in the location, undoubtedly lead to more coming on this route, moving the humanitarian crisis further up the line to another country. andrew simmons, al jazeera,
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macedonia. still coming up, the islamic state of iraq and the levant accused of using chemical weapons against civilians in syria. also, the russian tank plans developing region in crimea. and the in indie crash thats left a driver in critical condition. china's economy continues to slow down. after the u.s. markets opened, the dowjts industrial average did go down by more than a thousand points. this was after a major slump in the market in china. now the shanghai exoflt down eight and a half percent, however bear this in mind from
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june 2014 to june of this year the shanghai composite was on the rise. bust it's gone down, 38% drp from a rise of 130 opinions has to be brought into context. china's economic slow down is contributing to the continuing fall in prices, such as oil, gold and copper. they don't need it in manufacturing. while those prices are now the lowest level in seven years and two major mining firms have said they will ax twe,00 12,000 jobsf of them in south africa. adrian background or that slump. >> at one point, the index fell by 9% recovering only slightly.
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some of comoin's biggest companies which means some of the biggest are listed here. on monday, the government asked a new and risky intervention, using billions of dollars from the state pension fund but it failed to stop the slide. >> how can the markets drop every day like this. one two three four five. the marked dropped for five days and it never rose back. >> many borrowed to buy shares and are now being forced to sell those shares to pay back the loans. >> translator: the chinese market aims to eliminate the middle class. after eliminating the middle class, the middle class will have no purchasing power. >> the value of their investments could be at risk if the market's decline continues. >> translator: i think the government can stop this problem
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properly. the government won't spend all the retiree money on the stock market. >> since june the shanghai index has lost more than 30% of its value and analysts warn the decline is likely to continue. once more, the sell down, fear that the slow down in china's economy is worse than the deposit is letting on. the hong kong index followed the mainland's sharp decline closing down more than five points. the regional's biggest stock market, tokyo, ended up nearly 5% at well. south korea went down 2% and australia suffered its biggest fall in more than four years, down 4%. what these markets desperately need but don't have is investor
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confidence. adrian brown, al jazeera, beijing. >> joining us, peta fer, where do we stand here if we don't look at the minutiae, what is wrong here? >> something wrong with the global economy. china is not the problem, it's the symptom. the real problem is the economic model which hasn't been fixed. in fact, reality, what's happening is the global economy is if you like on life support and it's been held by qe. >> quantitative easing? >> the u.s. withdrew this kind of life support and as a result the u.s. economy is deflating, eurozone has been contracting. china has been contracting to an
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extent but globally there's a deficiency of demand, if you like. we feel we can fix china's stock market which really is not a big part of china's economy. >> people are feeling affluent, even in times of austerity. >> that's questionable. the falling commodity price is a symptom of the falling demand. if nobody is buying oil, if nobody is shipping their kits across the oceans, in china if they feel they have produced enough and don't want to produce more, we are living in a deflationary environment, that's the big problem. deflation is a terrifying thing. >> explain to our viewers why it is. because on the face of things you would think if things
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started to cost less people would be fine with that. >> it's find for the buyers, but if you stop selling rubber tires and you've already built up a massive surplus.rubber tires, you the producer are losing money until you stop producing rubber tires. >> people stop buying because they think prices will continue to fall and they lay off. >> people are laid off, they don't shop anymore, prices fall further and our policy makers just are ignoring this real big issue. >> how can they change this? >> they have to reflect the global economy in real terms which does mean given that the private sector won't do it, given that the private sector is still over-indebted, it means that governments have to intervene. but in europe governments have been encouraged to contract and to have austerity.
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>> i'm looking out of the window, can i just about see the bank of england there. interest rates in europe has been incredibly low. do they push it up? >> if you pump higher interest rates in you'll kill the patient, basically. so we can't do with higher interest rates but we can't just rely on monetary policy, we need a sound balance between fiscal and monetary policy. right now we have an obsession with monetary policy and refuse to use fiscal policy to revive the patient. >> ann, thank you for coming. it's been fascinating. thank you. >> the bus in which they were traveling was struck just north of cairo. egypt's been battling a growing insurgency since the ousting of mohammed morsi.
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forces killed in ramadi, in anbar province, three car bombs attacked a convoy of iraqi soldiers killing 18 people. strong resistance to i.s.i.l, leading that fight, shia fighters have been kept away from the front line. zeina khodr will tell us. >> reporter: a newly formed force made up of thousands of iraqi soldiers and sunni volunteers has been trying to advance into the i.s.i.l.-controlled city of ramadi. many of them received u.s. strange. the defense minister was in a die phi ant mood but the reality on the ground -- defiant mood but the reality on the ground is different. dozens have been killed in recent days. it is proving to be a difficult fight. this battle is an important test for the government whose army and police units abandoned their
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positions when i.s.i.l. entered anbar's provincial capital in may. washington has apparently asked haider al-abadi not to use shia militias. those militias who are more than as the popular mobilization forces, now, one of the commanders of the forces feels there are attempts to stop them about. >> translator: some western embassies should review their positions, we won't let anyone to interfere in internal affairs, this is a red line. >> reporter: hadyr el amry is an influential man has a strong influence in parliament.
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>> amry is a number 1 man in the force he and prime minister abadi or anyone is el, the u.s. is worried about its strength especially in the post-i.s.i.l. phase. it wants to contain its power and numbers has pressured abadi to do this. >> but the militias have become stronger than the state or the army. purported to number more than 100,000 member, the government pays some of their salaries. they have largely replaced the army in the provinces of diyalla and anbar. the city of fallujah, as well as on supply routes, it is knot expected to be a long fight not
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just in anbar. zeina khodr, al jazeera, baghdad. >> in the full eight people have been killed, protesters having the confrontation i with police. near kathmandu. the protesters from the ta revenueu ethnic group want oseparate state to be handed down in the writing of a new constitution. that constitution, i spoke to subina shrestha in the nepalese capital, kathmandu. >> police and protesters clashed today, and reports of large number of protesters carrying household implements came out on the streets and they say that
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the police open fired on them where the police say they got attacked. the majority of those dead are said to be policemen. this entire region has been tense for the past two weeks andands this because of nepal'sw accusation being written where saits are being demarcated. people in the far western district especially wh the tarua separatist group of, other groups are saying that the far western region should not be broken. so in the past few weeks there had been small clashes but this large clash was absolutely unprecedented. >> coming up on the newshour, i.s.i.l. reportedly attacks and leaves another heritage site in ruins. we'll have that. and. >> i'm karishma diaz, in kuala
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>> you're watching the al jazeera newshour with me david foster. these are the headlines. crisis talks between north and south korea have ended in agreement. north korea has expressed regret over recent developments. and south korea says it will stop broadcasting on loudspeakers. the united nations says at least 7,000 refugees have moved into serbia from macedonia since saturday. after a meet with the german chancellor angela merkel, francois hollande has called on all european union countries to take in their fair share of refugees. >> we must put in place a
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unified system for the right to asylum. it is a condition that there can not be a situation where some countries take in others according to their population. >> you may remember that we've reported that macedonia's now opened its border with greece. but guards are only letting small people through to prevent as they say a rush. jonah hull is on the greek border where more people are arriving every day. here is what he saw. >> reporter: on the greek side, it is busy but there is a system that seems to be working. new arrivals are coming all the time. food, water, medical attention, if they need it, sit down and have a rest before continuing their journey. on this side you can see up on the railway tracks a group of people waiting, macedonian police in front of them, razor
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wire up. the macedonian police letting people through one every hour. this is an absolutely unrelenting flow of people. on the islands of the aegean, we are told that there are about 9,000 people situate waiting, a number that is growing by a thousand every day. shuttle trips to athens every single day and those people arrive here within hours of being dropped off at the athens port of pireas. an unrelenting mass of people from greece, macedonia and on to jeash.
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to serbia. rorrory challands will tell. >> their contempt is as sharp as the razor wire. occupiers, they call the men coming in the night to block public path, pull down electricity cables, break garden walls, this is all partly of an illegal land grab they claim for development of luxury homes along the dramatic coastline. >> all the people here have property and influence in crimea during ukrainian times, rich people, very quickly became part of the russian systems and can successfully protect their interests, they don't want to change anything like the plans to develop lands here.
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>> using video and social media to raise the profile of their campaign. signatures are being gathered for an anticorruption petition to be sent to president vladimir putin. 15,000 or so people have signed it so far. but it seems like the kremlin is already paying attention. putin's visit last week included an instruction to crimean prime minister to throw out the bad apples. these are the faces of crimean officials who are charged with crimes such as accepting bribes or embezzling public money. the fsb is sending an obviously warning. >> translator: if federal authorities are seriously concerned about the way things are in crimea for one simple reason, the fsb is a federal structure dealing with security.
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and this is a challenge to russian statehood. >> the last thing the kremlin wants, but he denies there's a rift with moscow. >> translator: there are instances where crimean elite haven't learned, it's hard to change from crimean rules to russian ones. >> federal investment in subsidies are being pumped into crimea. many crimeans hope that joining russian would put behind them the years of corruption and crumbling infrastructure. but they're still waiting. rory challands, al jazeera, crimea. i.s.i.l, the islamic state of iraq and the levant, is now being accused of using chemical
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weapons in the country of syria, at least 50 shells were fired at residential areas and many of those heard displayed signs of exposure to chemical weapons including wheezing coughing and redness of the eyes. under bombardment from i.s.i.l. since last may, on the road which links the area to the turkish border. one of the most important and historically preserved sites has been destroyed by i.s.i.l. we hear. blown up on sunday, built 2,000 years ago. i.s.i.l. captured palmyra and have now destroyed structures that they say is sacreligious. >> you must be overwhelmed.
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>> i actually said before i came on that i hope i don't burst into tears on air. so i'm going to try keep it together. it's very difficult, yeah. >> why does it mean so much to you and others? >> well, palmyra's an extraordinary site. i mean between about the first and the third centuries a.d. it was one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient world. what sets it apart from many other sites in the world is its spectacular state of preservation. it's very dry, empty and you encounter this oasis town, rises out of the desert like a mirage or something. these fantastic columns, 1100 meter colonnade, an intact theater, an agora, a spectacular
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medieval islamic castle are some of the remaining structures at the site. >> not surprising this has happened in many ways? stephanie i don't know whether you can hear me. it's horrible for you to have to sort of watch what is happening and describe the importance of this but in many ways, what we are seeing here is no surprise given the history of the prophecies of this awful group. i'm not sure we have a connection with stephanie anymore. we'll try and get it back a little bit later in the newshour a little bit later here on al jazeera. all right moving on. antigovernment protesters in beirut have called off a rally, assessing their damage after two nights of contest with police.
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focus has widened to include alleged governmental corruption and incompetence. kamala shalal reports. >> they want to protect the building after violence the night before. antigovernment protesters have been taking place here for weeks now triggered buy rubbish crisis after the capital's mainland fill was closed last july. bus thbut the didn't dissent han increasing. water and electricity are not being delivered. and the way security forces have been dealing with the protesters have further angered people. on monday, a demonstration was held outside the justice
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ministry, demanding the accountability, meanwhile the organizers behind the hashtag you stink movement that was formed after the rubbish crisis, are optimism how their movement was able to overcome sectarian movements. >> we are more on the grass roots of the people. we are actually dragging people from the political movement because they have been there for decades doing nothing for them. they are joining our protest, joining our movement. it is true we are not that strong yet but if we stay on the same message we're using we might have more people joining us. >> reporter: analysts, including dr. aahme ahmed salam.
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>> contested the fact that the sectarian system we have in lebanon have really reached a stalemate situation whereby it's not able to come up with solutions to daily issues that the lebanese citizen require. even a simple issue such as collecting garbage from the street which is to come as a normal thing for any population, any government is becoming an issue of sectarian contestion. >> although this latest crisis is unique in nature it is yet another example of how many people here feel that the political system is failing them. but that political system is not only deeply rooted, it is based on regional and international interests.
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whether that system will be changed any time soon is hard to see. jamal al shaid, al jazeera, beirut. >> jamal is here with us. is this rubbish or rubbish politics? >> reporter: well, a bit of both, really, david dave. and that's why the you stink movement actually chose its name. they said it was not only the smell of the rubbish that had essentially disgusted people but it's actually the smell of that rubbish politics as they see it, politics that has been incapable of serving the people. it's important to note that although that widespread dissent amongst a significant section of the population here in lebanon to now there has been no real alternative put forward, put to the table many, to create some other reality. lebanon as we tried to explain
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there in that report is built on the sectarian divide. there are christians, muslims, shiites, around druze and other sects. the prime minister from one sect, the president from another, and so on so forth. so long as that exists, politicians are not baste on their ability to serve the people but on their sectarian background and that's where the stagnation in the country, the shortfall in terms of the governmental productivity lies because rather than voting on someone because he or she is able to move the coin forward to cut unemployment to get better services they are voted in because they belong to the maranites the sunnies, the shiites and so forth. >> thank you. for years the malasian
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capital kuala lumpur has been polluted. the government is doing something to transparent the city waterways, we are taken too the rivers there. >> reporter: a hidden oasis on the outskirts of kuala lumpur about this is where jeannie lee grew up chasing fish and insects in the clear waters of the clang river. now as an adult she spends her time trying to preserve this pristine environment. >> translator: i'm learning to love these kind of places. you can never see these kind of places anymore. >> after decades of neglect, to dozens of volunteers like jeannie, are cleaning up the rivers that run through kuala lumpur. their work is to revive 110
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miles of the city's rivers. they've had remarkable success but downstream this natural wonder land turns into a disconnected stream. >> they have been seen as a disposal channel. >> reporter: as the city has grown, these rivers have turned into a dumping ground for factories, construction sites and even homes. but in 2010 the government launched the river of life project aimed at rejuvenating this area into a center for work and creation. it might not look as much at the entire moment but this entire area is earmarked for development. they are hoping this investment will spur tourism and business opportunity. officials say they ape to recoup the funds they are spending
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through sale of land once the project is complete. current trends suggest their returns will be lucrative. >> since this project started, the ownership has increased by 50%, that's a major pofer development for us. >> reporter: 50 time construction is complete the five years developers are confident that the project will generate billions of dollars for the state. but the benefits for the environment may well be priceless perms karishmma villa, al jazeera. >> impossible for them to grow their crops.
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>> another championship bid for jamaica. jamaica.
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>> argentina now farmers there are fighting an export tamp. they say they can't afford to keep growing crops, they want the government to help them out. southern argentina the anger is now being seen on the streets. >> back on the roads these farmers in the northern province say their demands have gone unheeded for years. they say they're in an economic
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crisis. >> translator: we're here because our production in the northern part of argentina has a terminal disease. it is not viable. next year there won't be any crops in this part of the country. >> jose has been a farmer here for decades. he took us to his ranch. he says the situation is so complicated that many in the area are thinking of selling their land. >> translator: this is terrible. not to have this land with crops. the humidity is the right one. but we have to spend a lot of money and it's not that easy. >> he says the big problem is the exchange rate with the u.s. dollar. in argentina there's an official rate and a local rate. >> translator: in the case of the so soybean we have to pay a% excise tax. we pay 35% minus 30% and it is
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impossible. s. >> and that's why they put a roadblock for a third week. the government has granted some tax exemptions. farmers say what makes it worst foworsefor them, the closest pos 100 kilometers away. since the government of cristina kirchner, the global price of crops like the soybean has fallen heavily since last year. >> translator: since 2008, the government has taken the farming sector as an enemy. the former president says the message is still in place. >> presidential elections are two months away. the government says this isn't
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the right time for a strike. farmers here think differently and say they will block the roads until at least some of their demands are met fm al al jazeera, argentina. won't be stepping down. he's under pressure to leave office over allegations that he's been involved in customs fraud. >> translator: with the same strength and character with which i deny my involvement can i not help but recognize this has happened in my government and by close government officials are those i designated. that obliges me to ask for public forgiveness, ask that the quawguatemalan people support m. good night and god bless you.
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hurricane has damaged many residents and more than 80 were taken out of their homes after typhoon g oni hammered ishigaki island. hi waves, heavy rains and strong winds. you're going to stay a break for me for a little while, we are going to sana. who has tall sport. 10.7 seconds in beijing. the jamaican has previously won gold at the 2009 and 2013 world championships. 28-year-old is also a two time olympic champion.
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netherlands took second and third spot for the bronze. >> in 2008 when i came here i was only 21 years old, had no idea that i was even in the finals. coming back here, i'm now 28 and i knew what i was in for. >> one two three four in the men's 3,000 meter steeple chase. winning a fourth successive world title. indy car driver justin wilson the brit o the briton was hit bs off the track.
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it appeared the nose cone struck wilson on his head. the former forma formula 1 drivs still in critical condition. fifth highest run scorer in test history. sandakar 37-year-old scored only 18 in his final innings. >> i've watched red mond bam oft and he's phenomenal. you put them with the modern techniques and modern training methods and he might have averaged much more.
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but there will always be comparisons but i'm pretty secure in just being kumar and having played the game and achieved what i have in the game. >> our correspondent manel fernandez was at his final match and says his retirement is a huge loss for the world game. >> he might have started comparatively late in professional cricket but he has overcome more than his part, a few years ago, saying the love and devotion he has achieved he strives every day of his career to be worthy of. >> replacing him, would be impossible. >> true legend of sri lanka. i'm very proud i'm a sri lankan. >> quality and love, his performance everything was like
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really perfect. when he comes to contradict we always will remember him and he will be in our hearts forever. >> this qualified lawyer has impressnot only at the intrucial staginternational stage but at e altar o cricket. sri lankan cricket, has given sri lankans a lot to be proud of. for more than 15 years he has played with the national sport. timing he says is everything in cricket and he across to go out on top. >> the new italian football system, every year thousands of refugees head to southern italy to work unregulated and underpaid workforce, but a
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talented handful have found football to be a fruitful diversion, claudio levango reports. >> the team in yellow, the first entirely made of african refugees, to win a football championship in this country. >> we don't have any other way of showing what we're capable of. we won but nothing's changed. >> reporter: this is what hasn't changed. a makeshift tent camp william can no running water or electricity. thousands call home. men, women and children live in conditions human rights groups have called subhuman. one of the very few locals to help out is priest roberto maduri. he has helped with the team, giving them lifts to and from the camp.
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sometimes he says the team's success hasn't been the game changer he hoped. >> it is a dream that didn't come true. we hoped by winning the league we would find a sponsor that could help improve living conditions here but we didn't find anyone who seriously wanted to help. >> many of southern italian towns where every year thousands of refugees work as poorly paid pickers. one of the worst race related riots in italy's history. since then, relations between the pickers and the football players have still had to encounter rampant racism. in this video, supporters of opposite teams call them dirty africans, others shouted they wished they had drown in the sea. while these players are still looking for a sponsor, in the next season they will continue
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to train and dream on the same shore they landed on after a long and perilous journey. claudio levanga, al jazeera, italy. >> thank you very much indeed sala. we are going to end the newshour with this story. three americans have been given the highest award for bravery. french president francois hollande gave them the legion of honor. honored for stopping a gunman who was on a train on friday. u.s. airman spencer stone, injured but well enough to receive his medal. from me, and the newshour team, thawmed fothank you very much ir
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>> north and south korea say they've reached a deal to lower border tensions. we'll have the latest live. hello there i'm felicity barr and this is al jazeera live from london. also coming up: a desperate journey into europe as thousands of refugees leave macedonia in search of a new life. stock markets fall as fears mount over the chinese slow down and falling commodity prices. plus. 'm