>> european politicians are scrambling todom up with a plan to stem what is describe as the biggest refugee crisis since world war ii. france and germany has put on an united front, but tensions are flaring and greek islands close to turkey that are favored industrentry point to europe. we have barnaby phillips in london where prime minister david cameron has been speaking about the crisis. first to had hamid in the
greek islands wh, what are you seeing? >> refugees keep on arriving. this boat behind me is the latest one to arrive. about a half hour ago a group of mostly syrians but some iraqis. now they arrived here safely, and they had some volunteers from norway, holland, who are here helping them. they have offered water, food, clothes for the children. these people are very happy, for example. >> she is saying what has not happened in the middle east has happened here. they're very happy. they're very happy. they're thanking the europeans.
they're disappointed that they did not get the same treatment by arab countries. this is one group of refugee who is have arrived earlier, we've seen other groups all along the northeast coast that stretches 12 kilometers. from here once they relax they'll take a very long walk about 50 kilometers first on the dirt, then they go on the main road before they can reach the transit camps or the port. >> has there been any tension amongst the refugees themselves? >> there have been tensions at many levels. there are tensions in the sense that syrians represent the bulk of them. about 63% of those who arrive on this island are syrians. then the second group are the afghans. there is tension because the afghans feel that the syrians
are given priority. sometimes they say they're afghans who are trying to get their registration paper even if the process is slow for everybody. the syrians on the other side accuse the africa begans of slowing down the process. then there is some tension rising with the islanders themselves. they are overwhelmed. if you go to the capital of this island you will see people sleeping absolutely everywhere. wherever there is a sidewalk. wherever there is a park you have refugees sleeping there according to greek law they are not allowed to check into any hotel even if they have money, as long as they don't get registered. that process is extremely slow. as we heard from the minister the island is really at full capacity, and the resources are not as much. however, over the past few days we've seen an increase of aid organizations arriving here. we've also seen a lot of volunteers like the ones who are here who are really doing an
extraordinary job because refugee cross the channel. sometimes it takes two ours. sometimes more because the engine breaks down and they have to wait to be saved. or if they work again. this is first contact with europe. and then in this baking heat they would be left to their own devices. just to allow them to have a rest before they walk towards registration and then once they get their paper, to europe. >> we take you to the u.k. where the u.k. prime minister david cameron has detailed his government's plans, barnaby, to resettle syrian refugees. what did he say? he's saying in that 20,000
refugees coming into this country over the next five years. that's 4,000 a year. certainly doesn't make britain the most generous countries in the e.u. but it is a shift from where we were a week ago, and it reflect david come ron coming under political and popular pressure over the concern the prime minister could not remain impervious to that. but he has to be cautious. he said that angela merkel and françois hollande has talking about, he does not want to sign on. and those heading over towards
britain. he said no. we'll identify the most vulnerable people. we'll look at very old people. we'll look at sick people. we'll look at young people and disabled people, we'll take it from there. let's hear what he said in the house of commons just 20 minutes ago. >> we are proposing that britain should recycle 50,000 refugees. in doing so we'll continue to show the world that this--that this country is a country of extraordinary compassion. always standing up for our values and helping those in need.
because we're not part--this is important. because we're not part of the e.u.'s border agreement or relocation agreement britain is able to decide it's own approa approach. >> so that was david cameron just speaking a short time ago, crossing over to andrew simmons. near the hungary-serban border, there was a stand off between police and refugees. what is the situation now? >> that stand off is going on. right now would you believe what you see here is something of a better situation than it was on monday morning when we arrived. if we take the camera around here towards this--you see a long queue of people. they're all there waiting for a bus to arrive. they don't know what the problem
is, but normally a week ago when i came here buses were quite frequent. but now look at this. many have come in large numbers with massive amounts of food. food for the people. the syrians. the afghans and everyone else here. and if i take you through in this direction, we will see just come through here. that gathering there was a bigger protest than it is now. a sitdown process, and we did see really what did amount of clashes, really, culls to start with, and then the police really did weigh in quite heavily with some of the refugees who were trying to force their way forward. one woman came along afterwards and said that she had been hit on the arm and her leg, and now look at it here.
people exhausted, lying, just trying to sleep in the road effectively if you come around, they're eating sweets. there are all sorts of donations. if you come around over here you'll see that gray blanket. that's one of the several blankets that are going to be needed because temperatures have dropped quite considerably overnight. that's when the real problems arise. there are people who say they've been here for three days. this is supposed to be an assembly point. people are supposed to be moving on from here to refugee centers where they're registered. this is just really a bit of a field. but the police here are holding everyone in. they're determined not to let through there. absolutely not, whatsoever. we're hearing now that refugees
will be the last to board any transport. we'll show you what's happening here. this is the rail line that goes across the border into serbia, and you can see in the distance the non-stop 24/7 stream of refugees coming over the border what do they expect? they expect a similar sort of exodus to happen to that of thousands and thousands, fact, 14,000 in those historic scenes crossing the border into austria, and then moving on to germany. whether that will continue, well, it remains to be seen. austria made it clear that it's not an--it's an emergency situation, but it was not going to be the case all the way through. it's entirely unclear what will happen to these people. the fact that they have taken in
such large numbers is the fact that new recommendation has been passed, and those laws will be enacted on september 15th, which will make it an offense to cross this border. a criminal offense. so the people here won't just be stuck in a transit point. they could be jailed for up to three years. the situation isn't getting any better. >> andrew, thank you. we thank you very much for that update from the hungarian, secretarian border. you can always visit our refugee spotlight page. there you'll find articles, opinion pieces and photo galleries and much more on www.aljazeera.com. we'll explain why the fight against isil in iraq is not just a two-way conflict. plus timber trouble, ghana's forests are biologically unique and they're disappearing.
we'll tell you why. >> and we'll talk about the challenge of crossing an entire continent. >> but first egyptian authorities have arrested the agriculture minister over corruption allegations. arrested on monday shortly after his resignation was announced. joining us on set is an egyptian journalist. what message are they sending out? they have admitted in the past that corruption is a problem. and the issue requires a lot of time and effort to fix. is this the way of fixing it? >> the system is equipped in fighting corruption. these levels that have been passed recently do not encourage the system of fighting corruption.
but it looks very suspicious. two days ago the former minister, who was arrested a few hours ago, he gave an exclusive to one of the private newspapers in egypt in which he said that he's just about to reveal and disclose a big case of corruption. i don't believe that a man who says something like that or who makes such a statement would be part of the same case of corruption he was just about to reveal. this is very suspicious. the second thing that the attorney general, this ban was actually an exception when they disclosed about the arrest of the former minister. i guess also this is a big question that needs to be answered. >> let me ask you about what
state media is stating. that there are reports, what do you make of that, and if it were to happen why now? >> i believe that the system is trying to wash its face just before the upcoming parliamentary elections and also delivering t support, even the ones who are part of the system i believe again that the problem is the judiciary has been politicized whereas the politics, the real politics have been murdered in egypt two years ago. i believe we should go back to
politics rather than the judiciary by politicizing it. >> thank you very much for being with us on al jazeera. well, iraq's defense minister has come under fire southwest of the city of tikrit. the foreign minister is unhurt, but one of his guards was injured. we have this update. >> the foreign minister of iraq was in a convoy southwest of the city of tikrit when the attack took place. he was visiting troops. he does this on a number of occasions. it goes to show how dangerous that area is. only one shot was fired. now this tikrit was a success story for the iraqi people and the iraqi government. it guess to show that there is
certainly anti-government forces likely to be isil in that area, and they're still capable of mounting attacks. >> the sum has delivered more arms and equipment to sunni fighters in iraq and anbar province. but they're mistrusted by government crops and allied shia militias and the political battle is slowing down the military advance. >> u.s. weapons are now being used by iranian-backed shia mill man on the front lines against isil. these men who operate under the mobilization forces have been doing most of the fighting in the absence of a capable military. but they're growing strength and presence particularly in anbar, have raised concerns in washington. >> thecoalition and regional partners are pressuring the baghdad government to push the
number to 173,000 to 70,000, fighters. and they want the number of sunni fight tours increase to 50,000. this has caused tension among the relationship of the people. >> local officials are making clear that these men are eventually become part of a state military apparatus. some shia militia leaders say that this is tantamount to create a separate army on sectarian lines. >> they will be subjected to all military regulations. but on the ground they have made very little progress. their daily casualties as they
try to advance towards ramadi and fallujah. they have no broken through lines. >> a political battle between the forces fighting on the ground is believed to be contributing to the lack of progress. the u.s. made clear it does not want shia militias to lead the fight in sunni dominated areas. but the leaders of those group say that they can't win the fight without them. >> this is not the first time that they've joined forces with the u.s. and shia-led government in baghdad. these sunni tribal elders may be confident that they can defight isil, but what cops after will determine if iraq as a country can celebrate the victory. al jazeera, baghdad. >> china has cut it's grown rate
from last year 7.4% to 7.3%. the road target is about 7% which is the slowest pace in 25 years. worries about these shrinking chinese government investors are concerned that china is the biggest buyer of commodities by oil, iron, or coal. china is also one of the biggest importers of dairy products. there are lower demands from the middle east and arching. situation is so bad that farmers are marching through bruce he wills to highlight the issue while at the same time european ministers hold an entrepreneurial meeting. in brussels is jacky rowland.
>> yes, demonstrating since the morning to draw attention to the fact that they feel that their situation now is just not sustainable. they say it costs them more to produce a liter of milk than to sell a liter of milk on the market they want predictability regarding what they can expect to make through their milk production. to get more details on the demands of the farmers i'm joined by adam bedford from the united kingdom's national farmer's union. thank you for joining us. can you give me an idea of the situation.
>> we're looking at short-term measures for farmers to get over their cash flow and make sure there is more money in farmer's pockets, but we're looking at the supermarkets and the practices as the supermarkets supply chain as well. >> we're talking about an intervention, controlling prices, i mean, this is something that europe has been moving away from. it's been liberalizing markets? asking for more controls. >> we're asking not to put the dairy product into intervention but to signal to the market the market price. it's like a perfect storm we've had a slow down in china for dairy products and also where there are low prices we're looking for short term and long term.
>> in paris they were con plaining that in certain parts of the european union farmers maybe have lower costs, lower over head so they're able to compete unfairly. >> what we're clear on is that farmers need to see a fair share of the reward, and taking a fair share of the risk as well. we would like to see the supply chain to be more fairly balanced and to give farmers a chance. >> you questioned the russian embargo. what do you expect prime ministers to do about that? is it out of their hands. >> we want to make sure that farmers don't have any problems with something that is out of their hands. what we would like to see is pushing harder on exports to get
european products and british products from the u.k. point of view into the expo markets but also spending money on promotion. >> that was adam bedford there from the british farmers union giving us more detail, what they're expecting, what they're asking to be done at the european level, and the meeting of european agriculture ministers has been going on during the day in prossels, and the farmers will be keen to hear what sort of responses the prime ministers have to their response. >> thank you very much. one leader has emerged from the first round of guatemala's presidential election, actor and comedian jimmy morales will make it through the second round. but it's not clear who will join him. we have reports from guatemala
city. >> there is some clarity on the guatemalan turbulent landscape, but not much. >> he'll fight the second round on october 25th against the those who lost the 2012 election. or the former first lady sandra torres. the people have chosen, but have they chosen wisely? >> we will choose wiser than the last election. >> the man they elected as their last president, president molina, resigned last week and reappears on court on tuesday to hear whether he'll be tried for a massive corruption scandal.
a scandal that effected the electorate. >> the. >> the people have spoken. >> the only thing my family asked is that the new president is not as bad as the last one. he damaged us, and i don't want that for my children or grandchildren. >> the new president will not take office until january. in the meantime the country is being led by the interim leader. later on monday he'll appoint a new government tasked with guiding guatemala out of turmoil of recent months. guatemala is still in crisis. but many people here are hoping that clean elections with all sides respecting results and bringin fighting corruption
bringing leaders to court. >> the mother of an 18-month-old boy burned to death in an arson attack in the west bank has been buried. she suffered burns to 80% of her body. scott haidler has more. >> this is her body being returned to her village. she be succumbed to her injuri injuries. early morning hours on monday. it's monday afternoon. her body has returned here. she's the third member of her family to have died from this arson attack. it's believed to have been carried out by israeli settlers, her son, an 18-month-old, died that evening. then her husband died eight days after the attack on jul
july 31st, now five weeks later she has died. and now the village is going to say goodbye. >> the family's oldest son is in hospital with severe burns. >> that's what they tried with this attack. we're staying here. we're not leaving. >> they're now burying her body in the same cemetery where her son is buried and where her husband was buried a few weeks ago. theville prime minister has called it a terrorist attack, but police are not releasing any details into the investigation of who is behind this that is because they say there is a gag order. we spoke with villagers here and they're afraid there could still be more attacks in this small
village. >> the u.n. said that israel plans to demolish 13,000 buildings in the occupied west bank. they include houses, sheds and animal shelters in a location known as area c. last month 31 international organizations including oxfan and amnesty criticized the increase of west bank demolitions. turkey said its kurdish bo bomb. president erdogan has warned there will be a strong response. >> according to our information the attacks with landmines. the situation is very saddening. i hope that a new strategy would be figh continued in the fight against terror. >> the night of violence that
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>> on the al jazeera news hour. british will accept another 20,000 syrians from u.n. supporter refugee camps over the next five years. france and germany have agreed to take in tens of thousands of refugees but françois hollande and angela merkel say they want an unified european response to the crisis. greeks prime minister said that 15,000 refugees are on the island of lesbos pushing local resources to the limit and said that lesbos is on the verge of explosion.
well, the syrian city of duma has been seen as a bastian of opposition. it has been repeatedly targeted and dozens have been killed. now are pleading for help from humanitarian organizations. >> the syrian suburb of douma, a wasteland. the remaining few who live hearsay that their morale is slowly being wiped out. >> we were very active in the beginning. we had the energy to go as airstrikes hit us. >> last month there was a second sweep by the bombers. the rescuers themselves became
victims. more than 100 died. the syrian air force confirmed that they had conducted airstrikes from nearby. >> we can't pork alone. so we're forming a joint opposition group. >> city officials also want international assistance they hope so create a humanitarian corridor, but that may be difficult. throughout the war syrian forces and rebels have consistently targeted civilians. for now douma remains a ghost town. >> well, more bodies have been recovered from a boat carrying indonesian refugees. the wooden vessel, which sank off malaysia was carrying mostly men with one toddler on board.
only 20 people are believed to have survived. the boat is believed to have overturned due to overloading and bad weather. israel has started building a fence along parts of the eastern border of jordan to keep people from fleeing from syria out. israel has fenced off it's frontier with egypt to stop african refugees. the former dictator is in court in senegal accused of torture and war crimes. the trial ends a 20-year campaign to bring him to justice. rights groups say that he killed 40,000 people during his rule from 1982 to 1990, and that he imprisoned and tortured many more. he fled to senegal and live there had freely until his arrest two years ago.
senegal and the african union created a special criminal court the extraordinary shamebers to try him in the africa legal system. we have more from drakahr. >> back in july when this trial started he was drawn--he started screaming saying that this trial was a masquerade. he was removed from the court, and he dismissed his lawyers. he was given a new set of lawyers, and today again he refused to go into court. he was literally dragged into court. there were five men who dragged him to the court.
pinned him down to the chair as the court was reading out the names of the hundreds of witnesses that will speak. among these witnesses are victims, of course, also former torturers. >> protesters say that they're digging in for the long haul and are setting up camp i in the capital. the former republic for the first time has come out against corruption. >> as taxpayers they're paying the bill for the missing cash. now they say they want the billion dollars back. >> corruption, corruption is the main thing. we want to get rid of the mafia. >> those guilty people who lied should return the money. should return the money from the safings bank. >> they accuse members of
government, the judiciary and thin playing a large role in state affairs. close to $1.5 billion appears to have been embezzled through mysterious bank loans. >> the value has gone down and prices of basic goods up. public money is being used to bail out the three banks involved, and the ims and world bank said that they won't lend any more money to the poor nation until the mystery is solved. the protesters there is no mystery. only endemic corruption. >> it sucks life out of people. innocent people are in prison only because they did not have enough money to prescribe corrupt prosecutors and judges. how long will we put up with it? >> over all it was largely peaceful and the government has promised to trace the money, but that may not be enough.
>> we have new demands. the most important of which is the president of the moldova republic. >> organizers have threatened to continue the rallies until demands are met. >> north and south korea have gun talks on reuniting families separated by the korean war in the 19 50's. red cross representatives from both countries are meeting. negotiations will include arrangements when and how people will be allowed to meet their relatives. >> the state should not sever sacred family ties. i come to tell my story so my
family in the north can see my face. >> the first reunions were i in 2000 after historic north-south summit. that he began as an annual event, but strained relations mean that only one has been held in the past five years. about 22,000 koreans have participated so far in person or by video. about 6 sixth sout 66,000 koreans are still on the waiting list. >> the sixth attack in afghanistan this week. the indian army has upheld the life in prison sentence for two officers and four soldiers who were court-martialed for killing three unemployed men in kashmir of 2010. they claim that the men were
pakistani fighters that triggered violence across the region. >> a net loss of $200 million to the end of the year to march. it's president and vice president have resigned in july when the company overstated profits over the last six year. toshiba has apologized to investors and will attempt to avoid further irregularities. at the current rate in ghana there will be no rain forests. let's take a look at what they have to content with. forests cover 30% of the world's land service. 4billion-hectares of trees. but a hectare of forest is cut down every second. that added up to 18 million hectors the size of portugal.
russia has lost the most forest cover in 2014, but number six on the list is the democratic of congo. one of eight african nations on the list of offenders. experts predict that ghana could lose most of its forest covera coverage, the post in 25 years. >> this is a saw mill on the edge of the forest reserves. they receive word from chainsaw operators as they're known here. they're organized, often arms groups that go into the forest to cut down trees illegally. more than 80% of the timber sold within ghana is from illegal sources. the owner of the saw mill agreed to talk to us if we hide his
face. >> people want to get out. it's very, very difficult to get out. >> we trek deep in the forest with rangers to see the damage for ourselves. >> illegal operators are preparing to wherever it takes to shop down trees. this is known as a high value tree more than 200 years old. the tree of this size will sell for $275 u.s. in another region they plant forest. the commission has cut down these cocoa trees as a warning to others. this entire area used to be forest. officials admit that tackling these issues has been slow.
but using rapid response team. but the biggest part of the solution is looking at the coordination. >> they're replanting degraded land. this is a teak tree plantation. ghana has one of the best forest tree legislation in the world, but commit is lacking. >> they're not being given a free hand. if you delve deeper you realize that our applications are
behind. we must be very bold to talk about it. >> it's the complex situation, and environmentalists fear that the forests will disappear in a matter of decades unless the government takes more immediate and serious action. >> a french spy has apologized for planting the bombs on a greenpeace boat 30 years ago. it was docked in new zealand on its way to protest. a photographer was on board. they said that they never meant to kill anyone. >> i felt this was the occasion for me to express my deep regret and my apologies to the family. i still see this as an accidental death. i wanted to apologize to the members of greenpeace who were on board the rainbow warrior that night as well as to the people of new zealand.
>> mexico' attorney general said that she'll ask for a new investigation into the case of 43 missing students. an independent report has condemned the government's inquiry into the missing students one year ago. >> a night that mexico cannot forget. police in collusion with a local gang attacked 43 students. they killed some and abducted others. the government hoped to head off the outrage declaring that the students were killed and their remains burnt in this rubbish dump. but now a much anticipated independent report from international experts has dropped a bombshell. the official version is scientifically impossible.
>> the group considers there is no evidence that the 43 bodies were burned there. we're not saying that other things cannot have happened. but that event as it has been described didn't occur. >> the investigators don't know where the students are or if they're alive. what is clear is that federal forces and the army are aware and in some cases even witnesses to the aprocesst atrocities but did nothing to intervene. despite this, the mexican authorities did not allow investigators to talk with army witnesses. key pieces of evidence was also destroyed. revealed is further evidence that the government investigation into this was de deeply nowed and made little effort to getting to the bottom of this. >> the student's families were outspoken about the lack of help to find their loved ones. >> we're going to discover the truth. we'll find the students. the biggest fear this government has because they know that there have been a lot of mistakes. they hope the case will be
forgotten. >> the mexican attorney general responded immediately and positively to the reports. >> for now on the report includes the investigation. >> if that offer is sincere the search to find out what happened to the disappeared students is still far from over. john holman, al jazeera, mexico city. >> hundreds of colombians have protests in the border city to support people deported from venezuela. the venezuelan president nicolás maduro deported 100,000 colombians in recent weeks. here's what is coming up. we'll have the sports news and we'll tell you about the latest from euro basketball. tony parker has been running circles around his opponent.
>> welcome to the news hour on al jazeera. we have updates on all of the sports news. >> prince al hussein has give the strongest indication that he will stand for the fifa presidency again. sepp blatter is to step down from football's top job early next year. he said that blatter should be held responsible for any wrongdoing in fifa, bu blatter
has decided to quit the job with fifa, who is the subject of two criminal investigations. >> what i'll say for you right now is that just stay tuned. >> that sounds like yes. >> stay tuned. >> german can move a step forward to secure a spot when they face scotland. the top group by two points but they have not had the smoothies qualifying campaign. they're facing a scotland fighting to stay in contention of qualifying. >> they need denmark to lose against armenia.
>> the most important thing for us is the albanian team as a whole. i coached throughout my career so, i know them well. i know their characterizics. they're strong, and they give everything they've got. >> tennis now. handy murray and roger federer will be in fourth round action. right now former world number one is facing american of th. >> tom brady said he just wants to move on. he speaks for the first time since his four-game suspension since his role in deflate gate was overturned. brady was accused of taking part in a scheme to deflate balls in the championship game that the patriots won on route to winning the super bowl.
>> i need to focus on what my job is and what i need to do to help my team win. anything that has happened over the past seven months, obviously i have a lot of personal feelings, and i really don't care to share many of those. i just want to think about what i need to do to go forward. >> tony parker was in fine farm, france winning on sunday. >> most runners would consider finishing a marathon would be an accomplishment, but for a select group known as you will at a runners, kristen saloome met up
with ireland's richard donovan who just ran across north america. >> 49-year-old richard donovan may look like any other runner setting out for a morning jog, but this was the beginning of the end for donovan of what has been an epic journey across the united states. it started in francisco on may 19th. he traveled through 12 states to get to this point. that's 3200 miles or 5100 kilometers. >> the challenge to run across some continent. america for me is the continent to run cross. i wanted to embrace all of the epic scenery that america has. >> that included running over the rocky mountains as well as deserts. donovan organizes extreme running events for a living. >> on the last day he was joined by heather car, a handful of friends and family members who helped along the way including
his brother, who drove the support vehicle. >> there is no rule except you run every step of the way. that's what we did. so start and where we finish at the end of one day we start that exact same spot that next day. >> doctors intested that he take a few breaks to give blisters a chance to heal. >> this is the very last leg of a journey that began more than three months ago. sure there were a few pauses along the way to recover from injuries. still donovan averaged 35 miles a day. that's 56 kilometers more than a marathon a day for days on end. >> he crossed the finish line with alvin matthews, a fellow runner who was paralyzed in a fall. donovan used the trip to raise $25,000 on his behalf. >> i had a little bit of doubt in the first month when he had
to stop for a couple of days because he had really bad blisters. and i asked him if he was still going to be able to finish. and they couldn't believe that i asked him. well of course i am. >> donovan claims ultra run something more about mental strength than physical. >> how are you feeling? >> a bit of relief, i guess. >> what are you going to do next? >> i think i'll have a beer. >> he's already planning his next challenge, to become the first person to run across the anti-arctic. kristin saloomey, al jazeera, new york. >> and that's all area sports few now. we'll have more later. >> thank you for that update. that's it for the news hour on al jazeera from our broadcast center in doha. we'll hand you over to our broadcast center. they'll have more news for you coming up in just a moment. stay tuned.