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thanks so much for joining us. ♪ >> inker in hundred barry, as refugees are stopped from boarding trains. the largest movement of people since world war ii, and hundreds more are rescued from the mediterranean, new figures reveal the scale of the refugee crisis. >> more protests against the government in lebanon, as demonstrators occupy the environment ministry. how the war in yemen can be
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leaving more than half the country's children malnourished. and why tokyo's most famous and striking hotels is closing for the final time. the main railway station has been closed to stop refugees from traveling to austria and germany. the foreign minister says those found to be economic migrants will be sent back to the country that they arrived from. while hundreds of people are there, you can see live pictures now, they are demanding police let them board the trains so that they can leave hungary. security forces have been blocking the entrance to the station. and this as the number of refugees trying to reach the union continues to summer. the italian navy has rescued 200 in two separate operations in the mediterranean sea.
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at least four people were found dead. >> nearly a quarter of a million people have landed in greece, italy is also seen more than 110,000 arrivals. those record numbers are showing no sign of easing. emma hayward has more now in the situation. >> they are stuck for now. but clear about where they want to go. hundreds of refugees stopped from entering budapest railway station, and taking the train to other parts of europe. >> our requests are very very simple. we need just relief. just to pass. what do they want from us? >> hungary wants to try to enforce e.u. rule which is say people should seek asylum
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in the first country they get to. just a few kilometers from the border hundreds of people on the serbian side, are still waiting to make their way across. just as tens of thousands have done before them, so far this year. at this temporary shelter there's a chance to rest and reflect. can the next part of the journey. some here have germany in their sites. >> i think germany could take in 1 1/2 million syrians but only under the condition they get jobs because we don't want to be a burden. >> and many refugees have been arrivalling in germany by train every day. >> regarding the arrival of syrian refugees quite honestly, i see no responsibility on germany's part.
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it has been said those arriving in germany are most likely to receive asylum or the status of a refugee from a civil car war country. that should come as no surprise given the situation in syria, and they should be seen in all the other e.u. countries, of course we observe a political law, except that we see every day situations that applicable law is not applied. >> for now, then, at least these people are many the hands of each country they pass through. emma hayward, al jazeera. >> and these are the scenes right now, as budapest train station live pictures and we have been telling you hundreds of people gathered there outside the station which has been closed. andrew simmons sent us this update earlier. >> ever since the station closed, earlier on tuesday morning, these people have been vocal, and demonstrating with all their might. peaceful all the way, no aggression whatsoever. but they are calling they
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want to go to germany. they want the right to get on trains. that was the case on monday, what has changed in between, that's what they want to know. as far as the government is concerned they say that all of these people are traveling in europe and they have to have visas in their passports. but why are they allows in hundreds to board trains on monday. the government says they were clearing the area, now the concern is because people are refusing to move, from this area, and also from what effectively is a transit zone on the floor below, in the basement area, what is going to happen to them. two concern they may be moved to transit camps elsewhere in the city, or possibly elsewhere in the country. a lot of up can about that, no one was really sure what is going to happen next. >> in you crane, two more
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soldiers have died outside parliament. the president has paid tribe bout to one soldier killed in the blast on monday. 140 people were hospitalized after the smoke bombs were thrown by protestors. and it happened as the lawmakers were debating amendments to the constitution that would allow greater self-government to rebel held areas in the east. the president has defended the institutional reforms and con determines the violence. >> what would happen if parliament did not vote for amendments? the fate of a proukrainian coalition would be significantly undermined. potential extense of economic sanctions would hurt the aggressor would not be on the table. the grand picture of struggling alone would become a real threat. >> well, earlier we were joined by associate professor at the kiev academy. he began by giving his view on the statement.
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>> this has been interpret retted as an extension from the war to the capitol. which in fact didn't really -- it is not a reality, but it is being done very nicely. you cannot fight russia on it's own. they are making an astem to appease. but in reality, when you have an aggressor that is held
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bent on war, it's very difficult to find any kind of compromise position. >> lebanon now where police have forcibly removed protestors who haddock pied beirut environment ministry. >> piles of rubbish that haven't been cleared from the streets. two protests are also being fueled by frustration in the corruption in government, and the failure to provide basic services. al jazeera is in beirut for us. >> the police have asked them to leave, they said they wouldn't leave until the minister resigned. that obviouslies han't happen, therefore the place start removing them. going to bring in one of the protestors one of the organizers also from the
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campaign. >> demanding resignation. the police officers came, and they asked the media to get out, and they want the media wouldn't, and then they possibly removed us. we refused to cooperate, in a nonviolent fashion, so they took us out. broke us apart, and from my side most of the hitting happened down on the stairs as we were going down the stairs. >> in ena case, the whole government the situation in the country is deadlocks. you can't keep rub knish the streets for a monoand a half. which is a big corruption pile. it is unacceptable, we want to start a new political statement. we a new political discourse.
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greater accountability, if you are a minister in the government, you have to act on your responsibilities. >> speaking to one of the demonstrators outside the environment ministry in beirut. >> . >> doctors in yemen are warning of the devastating impact of the war is having on children. they estimate that up to 60% of children are now malnourished. victoria reports. >> a father places his baby on scales at this medical center in yemen's capitol. doctors are running a screening program to monitor malnourished children. before the war, yemen had one of the highest child malnutrition rates in the world. now more children are in poor health because they can't get enough nutritious food to eat. >> malnutrition was widespread, but because of the air strikes there's been a big increase. around 30% were mall nowished now it is more than 60%. >> the children at this
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clinic are prescribed supplements but doctors say their supplies are low. they have received some aid from charities but they say need more to meet patient demand. >> our children are facing famine. we can't do nothing. we call on the united nations to look at the children who are innocent, and shouldn't be experiencing malnutrition like this. look at the children's fear. and the anxiety we are all facing. >> people in yemen are suffering from severe food and water shortages. relative calm has returned to cities where forces pushed out houthis rebels last month. but a houthis strong hold, the fighting continues. and until it stops the healthcare system won't likely recover, from months of war. victoria gaiten by, al jazeera.
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a lot more to come. the allegations being levied at australia's refugee prison.
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>> time now for a reminder of the top stories. all refugees arriving in the country will be sent back to where they have just traveled from. authorities have also closed the main train station in the capitol budapest, to stop refugees from traveling on wards from austria and germany.
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the protestors are demanding that the minister resign over the on going gar banal crisis. and ukraine's president pays tribute to soldiers killed in a grenade explosion, outside parliament, as two more servicemen dies from their injuries. 140 people were hospitalized after the grenade and smoke bombs were thrown. australia's treatment of asylum seekers has been criticized detailing allegations of negligence, and abuse. it's calling for children to be removed from a prison on the island where asylum are kept. it is one of the offshore centers australia's government pays for instead of allowing refugees on to it's soil. andrew thomas has more. >> three years ago, as the
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army bit it. but since detainees have been held of what has become an effect tive prison, the media has not been allowed in, that secrecy is one thing the reported conditions says should change because where there's secrecy there can be abuse. the report details some of what is alleged. the sexual abuse by guards, even water boarding and the credibility of the former guard making that accusation, was questioned at the inquiry. >> no, i have not personally witnessed the actual event, but i have witnessed what i firmly believe to be the actions after. >> so you have seen people with water on them come from a building? >> and water coming out of their mouth, coughing up water. >> okay. >> the report says conditions at the prison are not adequate, appropriate, or safe. it calls for a full order to
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be allegations of abuse. >> there are, isty seven allegations of both physical and sexual abuse against children, that includes 30 concerning detention center staff. >> . >> the minister has acknowledged for the first time that things are not okay inside the detention camp. and but talk is cheap. the minister needs to act. >> australia's government accepts that sending it's refugees to camps in other countries is tough. but as a deterrent, it works. boths of asylum seekers have stop coming to australia. >> the united nations has said what is going on is tantamount to torture in some cases. >> it is brutal stuff, no erequestability a it, but it is seen as a deterrent, a lot of governments are actually looking to the australian model. >> the government has made it
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clear they have no plans to close the camp, the company running it was on monday given a five year contract to continue doing so. it is kept hidden. journalists have to pay $6,000 with no guarantee of getting one, and no access to the detention center even if they do. what that report makes clear in such a dark place, dark things are happening. andrew thomas, al jazeera. >> al jazeera did ask the australian government for an interview, but we were told that the minister was not available. israel has demolished the home of the senior commander of and jihad command. it was a shoot out between israeli forces the armed group after dozens of vehicles showed up in the
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occupied west bank. several fighters were arrested and dozens of others were arrested. medics and firefighters have been accused access to the area. >> . >> iraq's military says isil has launch add series of suicide attacks. ar a mortar assault. two suicide bombers blew themselves up. three car bombers launch add follow up attack. iraq's mime printer is continuing to face strong ofization as he tried to implement a new reform program. he announced the changes after massive protests over government corruption, and the lack of infrastructure. reports from baghdad. >> this is why people began to take to the streets. the shortage of electricity, and the extreme heat was the breaking point. this sector has been worn down by years of war. but people blame the
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authorities for mismanagement and corruption. the government promised to take action. the electricity minister was questioned in parliament. he blamed former ministers for not investing enough to develop the distribution network. parliament was satisfied with his answers. but it causes more anger on the streets. >> it seems parliament isn't taking people seriously, and underestimates our will. it is making people angrier. >> some of the members who back the minister with from the block in parliament. it is headed by former prime minister who himself has been accused of corruption. he leads the biggest block in parliament. >> the law is not uniterred and they are against each other abadi was relied on the sunni block. they are all standing against
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him, he is fighting for reforms alone with the backing of the street and the highest shia religious authorities. in fact, they have been protesting every friday to give him support to bring about chain. now many are demanding for corrupt officials to be held accountability, and an independent judiciary, they also want to reform a political system where appointments were made according to party loyalties and power, distributed among sents. it is basically a call to end politics. >> little has changed for the people weeks after they announced reforms. to meet their demands the prime minister needs the support of the establishment. but the same politician who publicly back the peek, seem to be standing in his way. >> . >> parliament members are ever cooing up for each other, they are afraid if one
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minister is fired than others will also be dismissed and this means parties will lose their power. this crisis is testing and his career could be at stake. and their political wings that are ready to step up in al jazeera baghdad. >> los angeles has become the largest city in the united states to give police officers body cameras. 7,000 will eventually be distribute t as part of anishtive to rebuild the trust. police brutality has been in the headlines in recent months. we are embracing the idea of
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it. >> the first 860 cameras will be deployed across the l. a.p.d. eventually 7,000 will be issued making this the largest city to use these devices on a wide scale. >> that were not captured on camera. >> they are talking to somebody at a crime, talking to somebody at an indent. this organization has nothing to hide. >> but peter with the a.c.l.u. in california disagrees. he notes that l.a.p.d. officers will be allowed to review the footage before filing the report, the department currently has no planned to let the public see any of the video recorded. >> one thing that body cameras promise to do is to increase public trust by helping provide public some assurance that officers will be held accountability, but given officers a special
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advantage over looking at the video before they make a statement, just betrays that. >> i think it protects me more than the public. >> in 2012, the small city of realt oh, became the first police department to deploy the devices. use of force by officers there dropped by more than 50% after they started using the cameras. but body camera footage has also been used against officers. this show as routine traffic stop escalate into a shooting. the white officer who shot and killed the black driver is now charged with murder. al jazeera, los angeles. as the campaign heats up for the federal election, the economy has become a major issue, new figures show it has contracted for since months and that means a recession for the second time
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in the past seven years. the decline in world oil prices and global stock market turmoil has hit the country hard. can that's oil department economy is in trouble. once there was talk of being an energy super power, thanks to the rich deposits of northern alberta. now oil prices have lowers expectations. china's financial turmoil is also come calling. last week, toronto stock exchange had record losses before partially recovering. it is all shaken confidence in a country that was -- ♪ . >> $20 canadian in 1 dollar coins and it was 2013 testimony the same. these days you have to add another $5 canadian to get yourself 20 u.s. dollars.
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it is not all gloom and doom. the lower doyle and buoyant u.s. economy have boosted manufacturing. offset loy oil prices.o >> geographically it is still growing at a solid pace, because they are not producing oil. the pro vinces like alberta, where oil production is a good quarter of the economy, directly, you aring looing at negative growth yet, perceptions matter. the governing conservative say trouble time call for stability for their re-election. opposition parties promised to turn things around, that the better plan. analysts wonder if that's even possible in the globalized world. >> no party has a lock on the issue of managing the economy. the underlying reality is is that the government's don't
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really determine the success or failure of the economy, only at the edges. but they try to convey the impression that they do. >> daniel lack, al jazeera, toronto. one of tokyo's most famous hotels has closed it's doors. it was built in 1962. it's owners are replacing wit a modern sky scraper, but for cam inpaers it marks the loss of an important piece of tokyo's culture heritage. >> and around the word. this time they weren't coming to stay, rather to say goodbye. >> there is something
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unchanging about this hotel, we feel as though we have come back home. going back to their parents and grandparents as they always welcome you. >> it was loved by it's regulars that included film stars for it's stylish preservation of 1960's modernism, and japanese crafts manship. this was the obvious hotel for james bond. >> no one with can say inning no matter how long you spent sitting there by yourself. please, do make yourself at home. such in a spectacular space,
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where you see the contestants of japanese culture coming together in one place. >> but for campaigners trying to preserve modernest architecture, what is happening is also quint essentially japanese. it is to be replaced by a 38 story sky scraper in time for the 2020 olympics. throughout tokyo there are examples of history being unsympathetically dwarfed preserves in oddly artificial ways or just consumed by huge towers. >> not as cultural icons. not as markers of state of civilization at any given point in time. >> the owners say 53 year years too old for a first class hotel, it's plumbing air condition, earthquake standards aren't up to scratch. the fans say those issues could have been fixed, instead they are left to mourn what is a piece of living history, as it is
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finally extinguished. >> you can find much more on that story, and everything else that we with have been covering on our website. the address you can see our top story there, police blocking refugees from entering stage in budapest. ♪ >> so a kentucky check refuses to issue licenses. she is now being summoned to a federal judge. >> and protest tors in the streets of budapest after police shut down the main train station, some are now stranded. ♪


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