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>> a matter of humanity. new plans to provide homes to thousands refugees as the european crisis goes even further. they believe, i'm felicity barr. this is al jazeera live from london. rebels in syria capture a key military base. after weeks of protest the lebanese government agrees on a plan to solve the rubbish crisis.
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nor discuss on u.s.-iran nuclear deal. >> calling on member state to provide homes for 160,000 refugees by next year. critics say that won't be enough. they warn that half a million refugees have entered europe this year. tens of thousands have made the dangerous journey across the mediterranean sea. those appeal in comparison with the number of sees still in the region. there are four million syrians living in turkey, lebanon, jordan, and iraq and egypt. >> another group of weary people across the border between greece
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and macedonia. as they continue their journey north, the european parliament has been discussing how to cope with the hundreds of thousands of refugees who have already made the dangerous journey. the commission president the task ahead is clear. but he needs to sell it to politicians and people across europe. >> 160,000. that's the number that european have to take in. and i really hope that this time everyone will be on board. no rhetorics. action is what is needed for the time being. >> germany would take in more than 30,000 refugees under the scheme. people like these families boarding a train at the station. they're pushing hard for other
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countries to accept their weight at as. in a symbolic jess future it has remained a small group who has come across the border for germany. but there are other people in france who say that the government is encouraging illegal immigration. >> to propose that clandestine immigrants have access to jobs where there are 7 million people out of work, it is a spit in the face to french's unemployed. >> it is testing the limit of european unity. far right politicians argue that the influx of people from the middle east and africa will change the character of europe forever. but not everyone arriving on the shores of europe will be allowed to claim asylum. these new arrivals from spain may be classed as economic
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migrants not refugees. and the e. usaid that people simply searching for work and a better life will be sent home. jacky rowland, al jazeera. strasbourg. >> in hungary refugees are facing an increasingly difficult journey forward. budapest has made measure progress further into europe difficult and illegal. some refugees claim they've been the suspect of abuse. >> with hearts as heavy as their spirits are weary they weep causing. for many the borders hardly matter any more because it's their pain that can't be escap escaped. >> when my husband and i got to greece, a policeman there beat us. he hit my husband and me with a metal stick. he was three monthsing were. i lost my baby.
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the syrian refugee said that for her every day is like torture. [ sobbing ] >> i just can't forget what happened, she says. i can't forget what happened to me and my husband. i don't know why he would hit us, why he would beat us. >> we came here to feel secure, she explains as she weeps. i want a home for me and my husband. i want to be able to take a shower. i want to sleep. on hungary's border with serbia it is fear and fatigue you encounter more than anything else. >> i try to make her feel better, but she does not understand, he tells me about his young daughter. she's always asking me why we're sleeping in the cold. i don't know what to say except i'm trying to make a better
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future for her, make things better for us than we were in syria. >> there are dozens of refugees here right now lined up waiting to get on to buses. they've been told that they will be taken to a refugee camp a few miles down the road, but there is a lot of fear among the refugees, they don't know what will happen next. if they'll be processed here. or if they'll be asked to apply for asylum here. what they want is to get to austria as quickly as possible. >> ahmed tries desperately to make sense of this for his son. but his son is too young to comprehend what is going on. he asked me why we're going to germany. i tell him so we can bring your mother and sister from lebanon. he keeps saying, i want my
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mother, i want my sister. it's difficult. with few possessions and fewer answers they can only wait and wonder. when the bus arrives it's telling that spirits are not lifted. and as it debatters it becomes clearer than ever that this influx seems nowhere near over. al jazeera. >> denmark has suspended rail services and road links for germany when groups of people refused to be processed at the border on their way to sweden. we have this update. >> they're trying to walk they say to sweden. now that's an incredibly long way, but they do not want to be registered in denmark because they know denmark is extremely tough on immigrants here. at the same time, we've got a group of refugee who is have been arriving throughout the
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week on the copenhagen aland. they say they do not want to be registered here, and they want to get to sweden where they know they'll be welcomed. the danish authorities say we're not allowed to do that. we have to register you here. there is a stand off at the moment. >> thousands of people are making the dangerous county attorney crossing in a desperate bid to reach europe. bernard smith spent the night on the coast with some of those preparing to make the journey. >> it is a deeply effecting sight. a family prepared to risk everything to make it to europe. children far too young to be doing something like this. there are 17 people from one afghan family. all to be squeezed into this dinghy. they're on turkey's aegean coast
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about 12 kilometers from the greek island of kos. >> we're afraid of dying. some died recently. but die something better than starving here. but there is a problem. their on board motor won't start. they began packing up. the family tells that's their shia muslim a minority targeted by afghanistan's taliban. they've tried making a life in turkey for the last three years, they say. apart from syrians turkey does not accept refugees. there is no way for them to settle legally here. >> i will go back to afghanistan if there is no work. i promise you. i love my country too much. my daughter is a student. i cannot even pay her bus fare or give her pocket money. in europe they have humanity.
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they'll help us. we'll try again and again. if they catch us 100 times. we'll try 100 times. >> the family is desperate to leave and decides to try to fix the engine. they're making their own way to koz to avoid being ripped off by smugglers. but the end won't start. the family will sleep here tonight. then a few minutes drive along the coast we find another group. they're wet, clearly the trip has not been well, and they're frustrated to be back in turkey. they are syrians. they salvaged their life vests, but their boat is left to drift off. to see what these people go through to fry to make it to kos, well, it's impossible not to be moved, really. you flow now they've been forced
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to come back occur at this. they'll risk it again. they'll risk think lives again to try to make it to europe. >> with dawn we see another boat. it's packed and low in the water. it's passengers are paddling furiously. some are bailing out water with shoes. kos is in the distance. it seems tantalizingly close. but then the turkish cost guard appears and their dream is frustrated for now. >> the u.s. secretary of state said that a number of refugees will be offered homes in the united states. we have this update. >> the obama administration has
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spent more than $4 billion for syria' syria attacked by civil war. but now they'll bring actual refugees to the united states. this is what the secretary of state john kerry had to today after a closed door meeting about the refugee problem earlier on capitol hill. >> i believe that the president made it clear that he wants the united states, which has always taken a leadership role with respect to the humanitarian issues to be able to do whatever we can. we are committed to increasing the number of refugees that we take, and we're discussing the crisis in europe and the migration to date. but that's being vetted fully right now, and i think at the appropriate time we'll have a better idea of what that number will be.
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>> however there is growing criticism of obama administration's handling of the syrian crisis even though the united states sits 10,000 kilometers away from syria. the secretary of state also noted that no decisions had been made yet, but that there are active consultations under way of how the u.s. can best respond to the crisis. >> still to come on the program a rubbish deal. lebanon's crisis could finally be over. and a disturbing report suggesting that there is a link between alzheimer's disease and surgery.
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>> again a reminder of the top stories here on al jazeera. the president of the european commission has called on mep states to agree on how each country will provide homes to 160,000 refugees by next year. >> i hope that every will be on board. no rhetorics, action is what is needed for the time being. >> hundreds of refugees continue to board buses, trains and boats to continue their journey to western europe. syrian troops have pulled out of their last air base after two year battle. the forces loyal to president bashar al-assad. we have the latest.
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>> this was one of the last military strongholds. it was under attack by isil fighters. al nusra front has made gains along side rebel groups. they seized the city of idlib bringing them close for government held areas. the death and destruction has been staggering. an estimated 220,000 people have been killed and life expectancy has dropped to 55 years. 3.9million people have fled from the country and 7.6 million has
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been internally displaced. 80% now live in poverty and school-age children have not attended school in three years. the countries has gone dark with electricity supply cuts. >> politicians in lebanon have agreed to a plan. the protesters began demonstrating that rubbish not being collected but then complaints spread to political corruption. we've been following developments in beirut. >> the main outcome of that meeting, as you say, the government agrees that rather than the natural shorts dealing with rubbish, they have den gated responsibility they have
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much bigger aims. they've been held responsible for this crisis. we just spoke to the organizers behind the you sink movement. they say they're happy with this outcome, and they'll continue to protest because it's not just about opening new land fills, but they need recycling. >> the saudi-led coalition has stepped up its military campaign by launching 20 airstrikes run by houthi fighters in yemen. now the exiled government announced 10,000 yemen fighters are now ready to serve in a national army.
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>> politicians in washington are debating the iran nuclear deal. on tuesday u.s. president barack obama got the support he needed to overcome any republican opposition to that deal. we have this update as politicians gather. they all say that this deal is very bad idea. someone just called president obama a weakling and incompetent, and also mentioned hitler and so on. but the two keynote speakers ted cruz and donald trump. ted cruz's argument is that any financial win falls iran receives will be used to kill
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americans. and problem will have sponsored radical terror in the world. donald trump said that he's a better negotiator. >> it's worth remembering if this deal goes through we know to an absolute certainty that people will die. americans will die, israelis will die, european will die. so i've been doing deals for a long time. i've been making lots of wonderful deals, great deals. that's what i do. never, ever, ever in my life have i seen any transsanction so incompetently negotiated as our deal with iran. >> i was speaking to an organizer after this rally, he seems pretty resigned that those who have gathered here have lost their argument, but it does not mean that procedure maneuvers
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does not continue on capitol hill. the ap has since walked back, of some secret deal between the delay of any kind of votes in the house. having said that, president obama has the votes necessary to get the votes through. >> rwanda's supreme court said that it will hear a case that will challenge plans to run for a third term. parliament has voted to change the constitution extending a two-term limit to three. but as catherine soi reports there is opposition to that move. >> it's hard to imagine rwanda without president paul kagame. he seems to have brought statement and development in to a country that was in turmoil following genocide of two dec decades ago.
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the debate to have him stay on is already dominating politics. >> we respect the constitution. >> it is up for us to decide and to change it. >> i don't see why the constitution needs to be changed. >> parliament is not in session now, but it has started a process that could see a section of the constitution that limits the president amendment to two terms amended. members of parliament say that there was a petition asking for this change. parliament is just a start of a long process. there is going to be a commission set up to look into parts of the constitution that deals with president term limits and there has to be a time when rwandans decide for himself.
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the president himself has publicly declared his intention. he simply insists it is the people who want him. >> elsewhere we have the pressure to remove you. so he would have to measure to what the people want. >> but some don't agree. the opposition democratic party has asked to stop the changing saying that the constitution says it can change the length of term, not the number of terms. >> the move is not widely
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supported here and chances for a victory are slim. but despite their new numbers they will not give up. >> approved a $6.4 million settlement for the family of freddie gray, a man who was critically injured while in police custody. six officers charged in connection with his death are still awaiting trial. the sentiment in this case represents free gray's mother and his biological father. because mayor rawlings had the foresight, we've accomplished this without litigation, which is exhortly an as a result. why, lengthy litigation puts
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grieving families through hell. because it forces them to relive their strategy in ways large and small. were. >> a new report said that alzheimer's disease could be transmitted b from one person to another during certain medical procedures. >> what the papers show is that in a small number of people who were injected with essentially brain ex-practices, cops tense--these are for people with short stature. in been 40% of those people developed jacob's disease in the u.k. we know that in beef as mad cow disease. so 4% of them to bait have deviled that disease.
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if you look at the. of people, if you look inside their plane they contain four, that they contain the chapterics of alzheimer's disease. we know that many will have the analoid deposit, but not all of them will develop alzheimer's disease. >> 50 years ago th. >> leaving mexico for california more than 30 years ago. what he grows in his backyard still reminds him of home. his livelihood comes from the soil, too, tending the same
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vineyards that started a landmark. filipino and hispanic farm workers walked off their jobs to demand better play an conditions for the agreers. he gained con you ar when you say it's not enough to live on, he says you can go else with where. >> the united farm workers is a shadow of what it wasn't was. internal splits, competition were rival unions and a more hostilhas competition.
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>> they're paid for rest. there will be more shade. and they'll be provided drinking water. >> but many workers have been fighting to revoke the ufw's short to represent them. the flow of mexican army forces has been dropping. >> that shortage that we her farmers talking about is occurring, and this is consistent with the data that we're finding. >> a lot of my friends are going back to mexico, and i would like to as well. >> alvarez said that what is keeping him in california, his seven children. few of them still walk in the field. >> queen elizabeth ii has become the u.k.'s longest reigning
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monarch. the 89 years passed the 63 years, 2 days and 23 minute record set by her great, great grandmother, seek tick correa. >> for more news on our website, th go to www.aljazeera.com. >> the colorado river. the lifeblood of the american west. from the rockies down to mexico, nearly 40 million people rely on it for water. and for some, it means a lot more than that. >> the river, to me, means homeland and our natural boundary for our people. we use it for life. we use it for livelihood. >> wahleah johns and her uncle, marshall, are from the navajo nation.

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