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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello and welcome to the news hour i'm jane in doha and coming up, in the next 60 minutes, hungry, thirsty and scared and a standoff continues in budapest. in the train behind me there are hundreds of refugees inside and a standoff between them and the riot police that are out here and nobody knows how the situation will end. ahead from the presidential palace to a prison cell we report on a corruption scandal
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that is shaking guatemala. australia and should it be brought to break the risk. and i have all the sport, ice land and whales get closer to the european championships and unable to play at home because of war syria's football team make it 2-2 as they aim for a place at the world cup in russia. ♪ hundreds of refugees ahave bee in a standoff with police in a rail way station an hour outside of budapest for nearly 24 hours now and hoping to get to austria instead the train was stopped by riot police and they were forced to get off. let's speak now to mohamed who is where that train has been stopped. mohamed, i know you have been sent very powerful images from
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inside the train, talk us through them. >> now, jane, these are heartbreaking pictures that we were sent just a short while ago from one of the syrian mothers who was on this train behind me. in these shots you see children that i'm told are very tired, very hungry, very thirsty, kids of various ages, some just babies, clinging to their mothers in some of these pictures, desperate for some kind of nutrition, some nourishment. many refugees i have spoken with today a lot of them from syria and some from iraq say the conditions on board are absolutely dire and there are still hundreds of people on that train crammed in and refuse to leave because they are afraid if they do that they will then be taken to refugee camps here and say they have heard terrible things about the conditions of refugee camps in hungry. the attitude here toward the prime minister of hungry is one
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of anger being directed towards him. many of the parents on that train i have spoken with today by phone they say they don't understand why if prime minister obban doesn't want him he won't let them continue on ward but the pictures very powerful and very striking showing you how difficult it is for all those people aboard that train especially the train and some people on the train have gotten some supplies and food and water over the past 24 hours it has not been enough and they are very hungry and thirsty and tired and asking for an aide group to please come here and help them in their desperate, dire, very sad situation, jane? >> all those children effectively starving there while everyone decides how to end this standoff, any idea how it is going to end and what the hungarian prime minister is going to do? >> nobody knows. i can tell you that every few minutes here there seems to be a
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shock of fear that goes through the refugees and many of them that come from outside the train close to the fence are telling me that they keep hearing that perhaps the train will be raided. they are worried this is going to happen and they will be forcibly removed. that has not happened since they have been here but there are police people surroundingly the train and not letting the journalists get too close and we don't know how it's going to end. it's very tense and it's very sad, many of the refugees we have been speaking to us they start weeping because the conditions for them are so difficult right now and just don't know how the situation is going to end, jane. >> thank you for that, mohamed. a syrian toddler who has come to symbolize the suffering of refugees is being buried along with his brother and mother. they have been laid to rest in their home city of kobane and drone when their boat capsized off the coast of turkey as they
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tried to reach the greek island and the boy's father who survived the dangerous crossing spoke about the moment he lost his family. >> translator: it was my third attempt at making the crossing with the same smuggler, i boarded a six meter boat with sons and wife with 12 people on board and the captain and convinced me the boat was in good condition to make the crossing, after four minutes we were in rough seas and a big wave hit the boat. the captain jumped overboard and i tried to take over and another wave hit and we capsized. i tried to catch my wife and boys and resuscitate them but i couldn't and they were dead. >> reporter: let's bring in bernard from southwest turkey and obviously a heartbreaking story there and tell me why you think the images of the boy on the beach has provoked such a response because we have seen so many other images of so many other children who have been
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affected by this. >> reporter: we have, jane. i think it was the isolation really of that three-year-old body just lying there washed up on the shore gave a face to a very desperate story, this of course is the saddest possible of endings for that family and now back in kobane burying his wife and his fwo -- two sons and they were drown as the boat overturned trying to go to turkey and of course now he has no desire to go to europe and wants to stay in kobane with his family. really just a heartbreaking end for them. they have been in turkey for three years and his story very familiar. tens of thousands of syrians who are trying to get to europe, trying to make ends meet here in turkey said he was only making about $17 a day and said he
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tried to make it over to europe and i should point out as well the reason so many of these people, perhaps most of these syrian refugees and refugees from other countries are going via sea is because it's so hard to go over land. a lot of refugees used to cross last year and earlier on this year across the border from turkey, the land border from turkey to greece or bulgaria and it's extremely difficult so they go overseas from turkey to the islands near turkey. had they went over land it's very likely the children would be alive today, jane. >> thank you for that. jackie roland is where foreign ministers are meeting to discuss the crisis, jackie, how close are they to coming to any sort of comprehensive agreement on this situation? >> they are still a very long
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way away from coming to any kind of comprehensive agreement at the moment. really as the head of the u.n. refugee agency puts it in my ways this is defining moments for europe and really a moment where the international community where ordinary people around the world watch europe's down fall and what does it mean and are there common values for which all of the countries aspire or when the pressure is on when crunch time comes does it integrate into a mass of national interests and no real sense of solidarity and common purpose. these are the kinds of questions that are being asked at the moment. inside europe so much so that a number of senior european leaders have started talking about having for example maybe for european refugee agency
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which would enable policies across europe to be monitored and to ensure that it is looked at by everyone and also a proposal now there should be a place whereby various eu countries can share 160,000 refugees has now been arriving at those first points of entry be they greece or italy or indeed hungry. there is certainly a lot of realization that europe is falling short of the idea of being, you know, one block with common values and common policies. but we are still not really any clearer seeing whether there is going to be some kind of foreign common policy or whether still individual countries are going to be muddling through with their own individual policies. >> talking of that what about the uk saying they will now
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allow some refugees through, is this a dramatic change of policy, is this because of eu pressure? >> i think it's less to do with eu pressure and more to do with shifts in public opinion in the united kingdom. i mean one has to remember that the government at the various european countries are responding in many ways to domestic public opinion rather than any european initiative. i think in the united kingdom certainly there are people, there is a tendency, a right wing tendency in the united kingdom people who are against immigration and feel they are on already too many on quote, unquote with the kingdom but in particular that iconic photograph that we were talking about just before, the fact that there has been on the newspaper and front page through the united kingdom and seeing
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editorials and right wing press starting to talk more compassionately about even changing the language from migrants to refugees and talking about people and children. i think what we are seeing is the british prime minister responding to shifts in public opinion in the uk but at the moment he is still talking about thousands more but how many thousands more looking at germany and commitment to take 800,000 i'm quite sure the united kingdom is not concentrating numbers anywhere near that kind of figure that the germans have committed to. >> thank you for that jackie roland. still ahead on al jazeera, moroccans go to the vote of a test of the government's popularity. the resourceful relatives and researchers, prisoner of war accounts are out of the archive and online.
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i'm daniel lac in the eastern canada and dressed to get wet because this is the world free style kayaking championships and going through the white water down there and later so will i. ♪ breaking news to bring to you from yemen, we are hearing that at least 22 soldiers apparently from the united arab emirate have been killed taking part in a saudi-led military campaign against the houthis in yemen. we will have more on that as details become clearer. i.s.i.l. has brown up three ancient tombs in palmyra and they say the towers have been destroyed. palmyra is one of the famous unesco world heritage sites and we are joined from beirut and what are you hearing about this jamal? >> well, jane, these are as you
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say very significant historical sites, some of them almost 2000 years old. one of them was built roughly 40 ad and 110 ad and goes in news we have been getting out of palmyra in the weeks and months that showed that i.s.i.s. or i.s.i.l. were targeting some of these historical temples and landmarks and not only that but the reported assassination of the be heading of one of the foremost scholars on those historical sites just a couple of weeks ago and shows that it's not only syria's future that is essentially dying in the images of the children washing up on the shores but also its history that is also being killed off in this conflict. >> thank you for that jamal. polls have opened in morocco's
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regular elections and region has been given more powers to run their own affairs and reforms made after protests in 2011 and we are in the morocco capitol and how important are these elections? >> well, jane, if you remember four years ago thousands of moroccans were in the particular area asking for a major political reform and some of those reforms were i'm implemented in 2011 institutions and paved the way for the conservative justice and development party to come to power for the first time in the modern history of morocco and they are crucial for people in the sense that morocco always had problems with poverty and unemployment and these are very rural issues particularly in different parts of the country and people are saying we don't need or want to see our own destiny run and need to take
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part in the political process and moroccans today are going to elect people to run regions, north, south, west and east and own budgets and decide the future of reforms, projects in the country. so quite significant. sort of governance in morocco instead of everything run in the parliament is going to move and not to level of community. this very new experience. we have to wait and see how it's going to evolve in the near future. >> what about the main contenders, who are we looking at here? >> basically there has been some sense of pollinazation here in morocco, on one hand we have pdd which is the islamic leading party, very popular here and has a following basically in different parts of the country and also a secular block which is led by the authenticity that is here spanning morocco and
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fighting for a grab of votes across the country. if pgg wins today this is going to be seen as a sign that the people are happy with the party and would like to see the party move forward and implement reforms and morocco always had problems with corruption and unemployment and poverty and we need to see these tackled any time soon. if pgg loses the elections and they win that could be a severe blow to the islam and could be a sign that moroccans are going to move forward allowing the seculars to run the country. >> thank you for that. well for decades afghanistan has received billions of dollars in international aid but much of this money hasn't helped ease poverty or improve the country's crumbling infrastructure and from kabul jennifer glasse reports. >> reporter: when the taliban
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fled in 2001 he had high hopes for the new government and came back to work. for years she had been a crane operator at one of the biggest factories in afghanistan building houses. the job allowed her to raise and educate her four children. she says things are much different now. >> translator: my two sons graduated from school. both are jobless sitting at home. now everyday coming here is disappointment. there is no work. we want to work. >> reporter: much of the machinery is in disrepair. and planned to show how the crane worked but there was no electricity to turn it on. this factory was a gift from the soviet union from afghanistan in 1965 and produced prefabricated apartment buildings and schools and bridges made of steel and cement and the factory used to employ 6,000 workers and there are a few hundred here and with very little to do. the equipment is silent, covered in plastic because there has been no investment here.
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workers say a few potential investors came to look but gave them no money and said with financial backing the factory could produce a thousand affordable apartments a year to help ease the housing shortage in kabul and says the factory was further hurt because the man who used to run it was corrupt, stealing equipment and soliciting bribes. >> translator: we got a lot of money and ordinary people who want to work for them there is nothing. people who do work here get only hundred dollars a month and our former president took more than $30 million. >> reporter: that man is now in prison. and little consolation for those here now. they remember the russians fondly and are critical of resent aid efforts that have failed to build sustainable projects. while about 16,000 kilometers of roads have been built much of the country remains inaccessible and many roads even in the
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capitol are in poor condition. electricity must be imported and afghans can't afford to run expensive u.s. built diesel plans and homes in kandahar are struggling with a few hours of electricity a day. the u.s. ambassador to afghanistan says 18-20 billion of u.s. aid money has greatly improved health and education here but acknowledges not all has been spent wisely. >> it's not there are not enormous challenges and not there have not been mistakes along the way and it's not there are not problems it is that we are, in fact, moving this thing forward and not standing still. >> reporter: back at the factory a new manager is trying to bring in investment so the workers can start building again. like much in afghanistan getting things to run here for now will depend on outside help. jennifer glasse, al jazeera, kabul. let's get the weather with everton and we know it has been really hot for those refugees
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stuck in hungry trying to leave hungry, how is that situation going to look for the next couple of days? >> we will see the temperatures easing but i'm afraid with that we have got a little bit of wet weather coming. the worst should stay north of hungry and we can see where the rain is at the moment and making its way across the alpine regions and pushing into germany and poland and austria, 50 millimeters of rain in 24 hours and heavy rain will move to the north of hungry and pushing to ukraine and in ukraine the extremely high temperatures have reduced and resulted in some wild fires burning away very close to kiev and you can see the smoke which settled over the city as a result of that. the good news here is that rain will make its way and the fires are now under control and rain not far over the couple of days courtesy of the weather front making its way through to see how it's ridingly away from
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western russia from the alps and western side of the mediterranean and we have got to the north of that weather system and hot air stays confined to the southeast and it will becoming increasingly confined to the southeast through the next couple of days. a couple of days ago kiev was up to 36 degrees celsius and 22 saturday afternoon and 25 there for sunday. we have got the higher temperatures as you can see down to the southeast corner and by the end of the weekend, jane. >> thank you, everton. guatemala president molina held in jail while investigated for corruption and saying he took bribes as part of accustom scam and he says he didn't do anything wrong and vice president has been sworn in as interim leader head of elections on sunday and we report from guatemala city. >> reporter: this is a sight that rocked guatemala with
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rewere cushions through the region and a few days ago molina was the president of guatemala. now he is in custody in a jail cell being investigated for his alleged involvement in a massive corruption scandal. the growing social movement, regular protests once again out. >> translator: we have been demanding resignation of corrupt politicians and now we have seen the resignation of the leader with a band of corrupt officials molina who happened to be the president of guatemala. >> reporter: this is the man who has replaced him. the new interim president with a background in the justice system and there are presidential elections this sunday. guatemala has never seen a week quite like it and it's not over yet. there is hope and expectation here they can put their corrupt past behind them but no clear ideas about the way forward.
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corruption is not new in guatemala but never before have so many heads of such senior people rolled. >> i think what has driven the social movement, and for me is pretty clear and it's against the corruption of the system and this is a system that builds up for politicians to just steal and steal and steal public money. >> reporter: these people have achieved more than they thought possible but what do they want now? >> translator: a better future after what is a guatemala spring and invest in hospitals, medicine, food for patients and on education too. >> translator: we are waiting for them to return everything they tell and we are talking about a lot of money, we need hospitals. he did nothing for guatemala. >> reporter: living like never before and resting only sunday's
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election and uncertainty of what lies beyond, al jazeera, guatemala city. u.s. prosecutors want the death penalty for ruff the man charged with murdering nine people in a church and accused of shooting them because of their race and killed at a bible class in charleston in south carolina in june and yet to enter a plea. u.s. vice president joe biden is not sure if he will run for president in 2016 and considering running on his family, the 72-year-old lost his son to cancer earlier this year. the u.s. soldier who stopped a gunman on a train heading to paris has been welcomed home as a hero and spencer stone stepped off the flight in california for cheers from 200 people to meet him, a group of passengers that tackled the heavily armed man last month and given france's highest bravery award.
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>> he put his life on the line and, you know, took this guy down and saved many lives i'm pretty sure of, not too many people would do that. >> basically to show my support for one of my fellow airman who just happened to be a hero. >> reporter: after the end of world war ii war time archives being digitized and soon records of british and ally prisoners of war will be valuable to the public. >> this is safe to say this is you. >> reporter: friday millions will be able to do what dr. bill franklin is doing looking up his prisoner of war record online. now 103 he was this prison by the japanese in singapore from 1942-1945 and he became a pioneer in the study and treatment of allergies and 70 years on bears no grudge. >> i was having a fight with my twin brother and said i hated
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him and i was told never use the word hate and if i hated the japanese it would do me harm and it wouldn't do them any harm at all. >> reporter: from friday thanks for a massive digitization of the national archive by a company called find my past anyone can trace the details of a relative held as a pow. thousands were captured by the japanese and subjected to harsh treatment and similar numbers by the germans in europe and veterans found it difficult to relate to younger generations. >> i think people will be able to find out in the records easily and surprised what they find. there is a huge variety of records with lists of people which macon firm what you know and find diaries and photographs and maps and drawings, there is a whole wealth of material. >> reporter: conferring your relatives time at camp will be free but deeper access will cost money and find my past spend
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money on digitization and will explore the copyright. family history is big business, the digitization of archives means people can do the research from their home and what about bill franklin's grandchildren, how interested will they be? >> interesting thing about grandchildren are so different and some are interested and some are not interested at all. and you can't judge why this is, but i think to please me ones that are not very interested pretend they are interested. i don't know. >> reporter: 70 years after it ended those who experienced the war are passing away. putting huge national archives detailing their experiences online helps keep their stories alive. simon mc-greger wood, al jazeera, london. much more ahead on the news hour fostering a love of literature and talk to a man who is bringing books to a south african community through his under ground library plus.
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>> andrew thomas and in australia, along the coastline that is developing a reputation as the shark attack capitol of the world, some here are calling for a call but would that be ethical. and in sport conditions at the u.s. open too hot to handle for some of the players, details coming up, with joe. ♪
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♪ hello again and the headlines hundreds of refugees are in a tense standoff with police at a rail way station in hungry and
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refuse to get off a train and move to a refugee camp and still have to get to austria but the train was stopped by police. european foreign ministers will meet in luxenburg with talks on the refugee crisis and they announced new plans to accept thousands more syrians. the syrian toddler has come to symbolize the suffering of refugees has been buried along with his brother and mother and laid to rest in their home city of kobane. germany is expecting a record 800,000 asylum requests this year. the system is struggling to cope and rob reynolds reports. >> reporter: she and her three-month-old baby girl have reached the goal of so many refugees desperate journey. >> it was a long hard trip and went on foot and suffered a lot especially in hungry we suffered. >> reporter: made their way from germany from syria and now
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they are waiting along with thousands of others from many countries to register with the social welfare authorities at berlin's central refugee processing center. the bureaucracy is cumbersome and the center under staffed. workers there say the system is overwhelmed by the sheer numbers and she asked us not to use her last name is trying to be patient. >> translator: thanks be to god, i'm very happy to be here but we have been waiting for 15 days now trying to be registered. >> reporter: they offer generous benefits and resettlement policies and laws that make it easier for refugees to claim asylum. mohamed knew he wanted to get to germany as soon as he decided to leave aleppo. >> translator: i love germany. some refugees come here and expect to get everything all at once and that is wrong. but they do give us a place to sleep, eat and drink. >> reporter: but officials at
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the social welfare agency say housing for refugees in berlin is extremely different to find and camps are in the process of being set up. 17-year-old syrian who suffers from a chronic digestive illness the wrong wait is a serious issue, his body is emaciated and received no hospital treatment since he arrived ten days ago because he has not finished registered. >> translator: very disappointed and sad and left my parents behind in syria and now i'm in germany but didn't expect it to be like this. >> reporter: europe has no common refugee policy. germany and france want to introduce a unified system for accepting refugees and distributing them fairly across the eu. if proposals like that are adopted it might help bring some order to the chaos of europe's refugee problem but so long as people suffer under repression
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and civil war they will continue to seek safety anywhere they can. rob reynolds, al jazeera, berlin. now, while europe's government discuss the response to the refugee crisis many of the citizens are taking matters into their own hands and peter is the coorganizer and collection delivery project and joins me and very good to have you on the show and it is great pleasure of what you have been up to and please tell us more about how this started and your experiences. >> thank you, good morning. it started last week just a couple of us and two of my friends and we were looking at the news. we were somewhat in disbelief at some of the narratives around the refugee crisis and government and a lot of the media describing the refugees in terms of a swarm and infestation
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of one of the tabloids in britain or calling them cockroaches and couldn't believe that type of thing was happening and wanted to in some way ensure that people in scotland and people in europe are not like that. that we care and appalled by the suffering the people are going through. >> obviously great reluctance from the government to get involved here which pushes you into this situation. >> yes. >> so what is it that you do, you pick them up, you take them through to scotland, what are the stories they are telling you about? >> so what we are doing is we are taking down essential supplies to cali and thousands of people are at cali trying to enter britain and segregated into a camp. they lack provisions with winter coming. what we are going to do is take them essential provisions that everybody needs for the coming
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months. >> and obviously the other way around it, you had a fantastic response i believe, you have been overwhelmed what does this tell you about people and how they are feeling about this situation? >> it's incredible, the response we had has been amazing, everything from a local food bank in west shore for the party for trade unions and many, many ordinary people throughout scotland and have contributed and help and the response is from normal, everyday people from scotland and not just scotland but united kingdom and money and resources have been flooding in. there has been a full time job trying to deal with the nations that are receiving the good wealth that we have been offered and support is genuinely staggering of what we wanted to do and wanted to do a couple of vines but we will do far in
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access of that and initially wanted it to be to cali but now we may tie it in with bigger charities and be able to extend it to refugees in hungry and hopefully towards the mediterranean as well with a huge amount of donations both financial and resources so we will be able to expand but wanted to do it through the sheer generosity of the people in britain. >> when you listen to politicians it seems nobody does care, what would you like the politicians to do now? >> well, they need to address us with how much good will the public can go that something bigger will need to be done. i just have a new report that prime minister cameron has got 4,000 refugees and that is welcome from the 300 that previously had been accepted is still not enough. we need as a continent europe and every country needs to get together and come up with a
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unified strategy to help the region and anybody that can help the refugee crisis in any way it can. last week we saw a baby boy washed up on the beaches in turkey. that is unacceptable and we need as a continent and community and europe to make sure that we stop that from happening. it's not acceptable. >> and if people want to get involved helping you or any other organizations out there, what do you suggest they do? >> well, we have an online charity or organization not a charity or project called west to cali and it's on facebook and twitter or my twitter, on both or all of those we have the links where they can donate money. the collection points are through britain where they can donate resources and there are two more twitter addresses you
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should look at who have the details for collection points and for a giving page and a crowd funding and if people look at those they will get details and there are also some other really good charities who are involved. a charity will be seeking with them about logistics about a drop off. so that information is online there are many charities big and small and many organizations, many projects big and small, check social media and check the internet and find what you can and get involved. the key is to get involved and the amount of people who are involved is incredible and a demand for that and bring it in an organized way we can make a difference. >> wonderful hearing a story from somebody who has got involved in this, thank you so much peter, thank you for what you are doing. >> thank you very much, i appreciate it, thanks for your support. search teams in malaysia
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found bodies after a boat carrying indonesia workers sank on thursday and 16 died while another 30 are missing and the over crowded boat capsized in poor weather in the strait of morocco and thousands died at sea in the region this year and we report on the coastal town. >> reporter: search and rescue operations are continuing on friday to look for dozens of people feared drowned after a boat capsized off the western coast of malaysia, maritime officials say they have expanded their search area to 550 square kilometers. there are vessels as well as aircrafted involved in this search operation. on thursday evening we were able to see some of the survivors that had been rescued overnight. they looked extremely tram sized.
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-- trauma and they were weeping as they were loaded on the bus and we spoke to one man who said he was indonesia and in his 40s and in malaysia working on a construction site. he was on his way back to indonesia on an extremely overcrowded boat when it capsized in rough seas. he seems to fit the profile of many of these passengers, all ind ind ind indee -- indonesia working in malaysia and all of them if not all of them were working here illegally. the deputy prime minister of malaysia held a press conference earlier on friday. he said that these survivors would be allowed to return to indonesia after they had been processed but he also said that law enforcement agencies in malaysia needed to work harder to crack down on people who were facilitating these people, these
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illegal workers to come from indonesia and work in malaysia, here is what he had to say. >> and here because they are poor people and that is why they are here but at the same time our legal system has to be respected. >> reporter: it has been more than 24 hours since this boat capsized. maritime officials say they are doing their best to continue their search and that they are hopeful that they will find people that are still alive. >> a hindu ceremony at a shrine in the thai capitol where an explosion killed 20 people last month, a statute at the temple in bangkok has now been restored after being damaged in the blast. police say they are expecting to make further arrests. french investigators made a breakthrough in the malaysia flight mh-370 and confirmed the debris found on a remote indian
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ocean does belong to the aircraft and in july a piece washed up and it had 239 people on board. shark attacks off australia's east coast reignited if killing is the only to make the water safe for swimmers and the new sou south wales government are lo looking at this while a man was knocked off his surf board and mauled and we report from new south wales. >> reporter: on july 31st, 20 meters from shore former boxer was mauled by a great white shark and sat on the surf board with the shark trying to rip off his leg he managed to fight back. >> whack whack whack and it worked. >> ten seconds you think he was
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latched on >> the whole thing was ten seconds. >> reporter: he lost so much blood he almost died and spent all of august in hospital, full recovery could take years and as for getting back in the ocean. >> i would not get back in the water and you can pay me $10 million and i won't go in the water and i will not go in there until i know it's safe. >> reporter: there is fear on the coast of australia, over the past 12 months the stretch north of sidney has seen 14 people attacked by sharks and two died. >> there is a lot of fear and i know surfers are reluctant to go in the water. >> reporter: why so many sharks and attacks, it could be this year's el-nino bringing sharks closer to shore and more rain has washed nutrients in the sea and another theory is after a ban on shark hunting introduced in 1999 more sharks are receiving maturity than before. what can be done to protect
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swimmers and surfers along this coast that question has provoked fierce debate. some say nothing, that the ocean is the shark's territory, people have to accept a degree of risk. >> i enjoyed the fact the crowds have come down and days you can just surf and it was not like that once upon a time. >> reporter: many want firm action or shooting sharks or shark netting which traps and kills them. at a community meeting recently a majority were in favor. >> they are taking on a lot of sharks and we can isolate the seven sharks that have been around for a while and take out one or two of them. they do it in other parts of the world as well. >> reporter: but it's controversial and one began in the west of australia last year hundreds protested and great white numbers have grown in resent years they are much lower than they once were.
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>> i don't like the idea of a kill of an animal that has already been lowered to what i considered threatened levels of population. >> reporter: craig says he wouldn't want the particular shark that attacked him killed. he feels it gave him half a chance but he does want action and people he thinks deserve more protection from sharks, andrew thomas near australia. tom brady's court case victory and how the government in massachusetts is planning to celebrate the new england's patriot's biggest star. ♪
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hello again in south africa thousands of children don't have books to read, 80% of schools don't have libraries and many families can't afford to buy them but one man is on a mission to change that with these under ground library and tonya page reports near johannesburg. >> reporter: sharing his love of books. >> many options, many, many options. >> reporter: and there are plenty of them at his under ground library, two rooms at his mom's house crammed with donated books. they are starting to encroach on his bedroom so he is tidying up to make space but it's hard to see how he will have ramp to fit 40,000 books a business wants to give him. >> it's a good mission because we already have people who are eager to branch out with us in terms of operating at the
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current levels. common people. >> reporter: his concept is spreading because many south africans don't have access to books and not affordable to most people and most don't have libraries and the need is greater in the neighborhood because the municipal library was burned down by residents during a protest in february and demanding prepaid electricity meters and end to corruption. this is all that is left of the old library. it is ironic in protesting for better services they destroyed some of the infrastructure the community was benefitting from and is philosophical about the fire. >> and with books and not reading them and it's more like a ghost place especially to young people and we in the under ground are tying to change that. >> reporter: this is more than just a place to borrow books. >> we are trying also to make
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reading fashionable like a culture to the youth. >> reporter: encouraging debate, role playing and writ g writing. >> to embrace, to embrace. >> reporter: he is adding to his collection by regularly walking through town collecting donations from his neighbors. he believes reading encourages people to dream and to use their creativity in ways that benefit themselves and their community. tonya page, al jazeera, south africa. let's get the sports news now joe what has been happening? >> with war raging in the country syria people had little to celebrate in resent years but now their futbol team is steering a path to qualification for the 2018 fifa ward cup and not able to play at home and it was this one who broke the deadlock in 59th minute with the
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only goal of the game for syria with 1-0 victory with two wins from two matches. >> translator: the thing that we are doing is a wonderful thing based on our circumstances, in three months the syrian team didn't meet with each other at all. we met only for 72 hours. it is normal that you get this but in the next four days in cambodia we will work to correct it and change the image of today. the important thing was to get the three points and we are at the top of group e. in doha qatar recorded the biggest victory and flushed them in the group c clash, 2022 world cup and winning 15-0 and double the previous record victory a pair of 8-0 wins over afghanistan and lebanon in the 1980s and result lifts qatar to second in their group.
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whales one win away for qualifying for the first major tournament in 58 years and helped clinched a 1-0 victory over cyprus for the european championship and ice land on the verge of victory too and never been to a victory but 1-0 to stay top of group a and dutch in real danger of missing out on automatic qualification. belgium came from behind and italy was level on points with croatia at the top of group h as they beat malta. stifling heat was the biggest opponent for play players on wednesday and 12 men retired from the tournament so far. many because of the tough conditions. mark graham reports. >> reporter: soaring temperatures and high humidity took its toll. and he was forced to retire from
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exhaustion after collapsing. andy murray's match it wasn't just the 32 heat the scott had to cope with. he also found it difficult to counter adrian's unorthodox title with 15 errors in the first part. the 2012 champion has dominated the frenchmen in the last three sets to win the match under a tough under 3 1/2 hours. >> i don't really feel comfortable at any point there out there in the match. i was very happy with the way i fought through that and finished the match stronger than him. >> reporter: five-time champion federer had an easier match and needed an hour and 20 minutes to beat belgium man in straight
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sets. >> i was at attack as much as i could and manage that against different players and the score line is maybe not so one sided. >> reporter: and the women's number 149 pick who is the first major upset of the tournament. dumping fourth seed carolyn out in three sets. >> we can always make excuses and things like that and at the end of the day, you know, it is what it is and i did my best. >> reporter: sticky conditions also made it uncomfortable for fans. although that is not all they had to be weary of, with a small drone crashing into the stands, no one was hurt and authorities are looking into the incident. matt graham, al jazeera. quarterback tom brady will play the season opener for the new england patriots next week after having his four-game suspension lifted and he was given the ban by the nfl in the
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deflate gate scandal but overturned by a judge on thursday and did not suit up for the last preseason game in boston but the fans and governor were delighted by the outcome. >> and from now on september third, unofficially but with a proclamation is going to be tom brady day here in the common wealth of mass. >> i told you. >> reporter: free style kayaking is a mix of white water rafting, figure skating and sheer exuberance, in eastern canada athletes from 20 countries are participating in the world free style kayak championships and we joined them for some flips and some spins. >> reporter: free style kayakers give names to the waves they ride and the curling
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monster throwing the kayak here is the carburetor and these are the world championships and the judges perched high and dry on the river bank know what precise maneuvers they want to see on the water. >> turns and mcnasties and phonic monkeys. >> reporter: sometimes not well at all. >> the tricks are very demanding and need to be at the right angle and speed and place and execute it properly to really zero in and get those points. >> reporter: canada's joel considers these his home rapids and he is a tournament favorite and grew up down the road, his father helped organize the competition and what does it take to be a champion white water kayaker and joel says it's simple and almost anyone can do it. >> you don't have to be an hulk to do it, upper body strength might come with doing it but it's absolutely not a requirement. all you need to do is have a
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love for having fun and being outside and a couple of key techniques and you can learn how to do this. >> reporter: although this is a fantastic spectator sport there is really one way to experience the white water and that is to do it yourself and in my case i have enlisted expert help and say hello to wave monkey, are we going to tip? >> i can't comment on that. >> okay, let's try. sadly it's not for everyone, we did manage to run the top of the rapids and then free style kayaking is truly international. most continents have wild rivers, 29 counties are represented here but expensive equipment and travel and visa challenge almost kept the only african team at home until they appealed for help on a crowd funding website. >> he can't go because we don't have enough money to fund everyone on the team and he was
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excited in seven hours people all over the world just came up and collected enough money for me and enough money for the team. >> reporter: it wasn't easy for spectators either to get to a remote river bank to watch all this fun but it did over the week and bodes well by the sports governing body to make the wild and wet antics and spectacular spills part of the olympic games one day, daniel lac, al jazeera, in the ottawa river in eastern canada. >> incredible and beautiful pictures and more sport on the website and check out al jazeera/sport, we have blogs and videos from our correspondents from around the world. that is all the sport for now, jane. >> thanks for that and incredible pictures and another bulletin coming up, in the next couple of minutes, i shall see you then, thanks for watching. ♪
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