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saudi arabia confirms strong winds brought down a crane at mecca's grand mosque, killing more than 100 people. this is al jazeera live from doha. also coming occupy on the programme - fear, chaos and address. thousands of refugees seeking a safe haven in europe. >> we are therefore delighted to declare jeremy corbin elected as leader of the labor party britain's opposition labor party has a controversial new leader
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a major upset at the us open - serena williams's grand slam hopes slattered by an unseeded italian, roberta vinci saudi arabia's head of civil defense is blaming high winds for the collapse of a grain at the grand mosque in mecca. 170 decide, more than 230 injured in the accident. the holy city is preparing for this year's hajj, said to begin later this month. >> translation: the incident happened at 5:23, due to the severe rain and wind speed as high as 83km. it caused the crane to cal ops. it -- collapse. it caused a collapse of a small part of if itself. and another section, the bridge
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area omar al saleh is en route to mecca and joins us on the line. >> it's a big construction site at the moment around the grand mosque, the controversial construction site. saudi arabian authorities will suspect the construction site. with so many due to arrive in mecca right now. >> absolutely. as of yesterday the figures around 1 million people have arrived. most are heading to mecca. numbers will increase in the coming days. the airport i was at it is packed. in terms of constructions and the controversy surrounding it, the whole complex is surrounded by huge massive cranes, and that is part of a big project that the saudi authorities have started to expand the grand
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mosque allowing capacity inside. before the season, the construction site is suspended for the season. the big equipment remains. we understand from senior handling officials, saying in a matter of days all the damage will be split and it will not be suspended. >> thank you omar salah there speaking from jeddah, on his way to mecca now, the united nations say the war in syria, an extra 1 million people by the end of the year will be displaced. it will lead to more syrians fleeing to europe to seek asylum. thousands are expected to march through london, hoping to
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convince politicians] that britain should welcome more refugees. live to barnaby phillips. a lot of people expected to turn out for the march. feelings are running high. >> let's see how it goes. a few thousand so far. i suspect organizers hope it will fill up. they hope 80,000 would turn up. you it's too early to draw conclusions. the mood, traps you can hear them cheering is euphoric. coincidentally the labour party elected a new leader. i know you'll talk to my colleague about that. many are supporters of jeremy corbin. for the march to have an impact
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it needs to movened the left of british politics. if david cameron is to pay attention and feel out of step with the british publish. i've been looking at it, here is my report. children who arrived in england without their parents, fleeing war. more than 700 in the care of kemp county council in the south-east of england. they have run out of foster parents who can look after them and is planning new reception. locals say there's a legal and moral obligation to help. >> these are not economic migrants, these are young war refugees that witnessed atrocities that hopefully you
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and i will not experience in our lives. i spoke to a young man whose mother and father were murdered in front of them. he ran, leaving them with the gunman, and didn't stop until he felt safe, in the u.k. >> reporter: many people in britain feel compassionate to the refugees fleeing war. the discussion about the refugee crisis in this country is entangled with a wider debate about immigration as a whole. the conservative government won the election, promising to reduce the numbers of immigrants coming to britain, helping to explain the reluctance to take more refugees. this man came to this country from cyprus. he belongs to migration watch, wanting to reduce migration to britain. the country is less equipped than germany to take in large numbers of refugees, he says. >> germany, first of all, has a population that is decreasing. it's a bigger country.
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our population is increasing at a greater rate than the germans. you are not comparing like with like, frankly. >> the advance guard of 5,000 children were to find... >> reporter: in the past britain has been a safe haven for people fleeing persecution. jooubish children that fled from the nazis. >> most of the asians started. >> reporter: or the asians expelled in uganda. they held british passports. the numbers were smaller than the number of syrians on the move. the people that march in london on this weekend believe this country can take in many more refugees than it has committed to. britain spends more than foreign aid for syrian aid on syrian refugees in the camps in the middle east than any other country in europe. the government will be reluctant to make more concessions
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a reminder of the british government's position, it gives something like $1 billion in aid in camps in lebanon, turkey, jordan. more than other european countries. as i said in my report. and david cameron saying that britain will fake in 20,000 syrian refugees over the next five years. that's 4,000 a year. but they will be taken directly from camps in neighbouring countries, and britain will specialise, if you like, in taking in vulnerable people. for example, unaccompanied children. people who are elderly and people with disability. they will not look to help out large streams coming into greece, the balkans, making their way up to austria and germany. the people in the crowd behind me disagreed with david cameron on this, feeling the country
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should do more. how representative are they? difficult to say. we'll see migration in the next couple of hours, what numbers are coming up those that were moved enough to come out. >> more coverage on the european refugee crisis. many thanks for the moment. >> britain's opposition labour party elected general assembly corbin as new leader. the self-described democratic socialist has been appointed the new opposition leader with 59% of the votes. there's fears within the party that the leadership could damage chances of winning the next general election. >> thank you to the 35 members of parliament. i nominated myself, for nominating me for this position. i know some had some reductance to do so, it is reported, but
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they did so in the spirit of democracy. i look forward to working with all of them. >> let's get analysis from al jazeera's lawrence lee. the word controversial is often associated with jeremy corbin, this is a party that tony blair used to lead. why is he so controversial. >> it depends who you listen to. he's controversial if you spend your time dealing with political correspondents in london who think the same way, which is different to him. they are the ones that say their controversial. they have a lot of resonance with people in society. i am sure he would be in favour of taking refugees into britain. he's a passivist.
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he is a member of the scottish national party support. we wore what a majority thought and wants a peace conference for syria, and is not he wants to clampdown on tax havens. the majority think it as well. and is for the distribution of wealth. all the opinion polls say that these are important and people agree. because he's to the left of where the rest is, he can pay for a rank outsider. will he be this unpopular. he could pick up votes from the scottish nationalist because
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he's a popular politician. there's a divergence between what the political establishment thinks and clearly what labour membership thinks and what a lot of ordinarily people in the country think. he could be more popular than people give him credit for. >> what impact will the election have on british and international politics. >> immediately david cameron wants a vote on bombing syria. two years ago they tried. now they want a vote to bomb i.s.i.l. in syria, which is a change of direction. nikkita korostelev doesn't want that at all. he wants a peace conference. it calls into question whether the government can do that. the scottish national party said if germany corbin is un -- jeremy corbin u.n. electable.
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there may be another fault line. and more rev deers. >> a polarizing figure. >> still to o come - egypt's cabinet makes a surprise announcement to the president - they have all gone. we'll have the details. people in japan clean up following floods. in the east of the country - we'll take you there.
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saudi arabia's head of civil defense blamed high winds for the collapse of a crane over a grand mosque in mecca. 170 died, 230 others injured in the accident. britain's opposition labour party selected jeremy corbyn as the leader. the veteran socialist won with 59 prsz of the vote. there are fears within the party that the leadership could shift it too far to the left to be electable. thousands are expected to march on saturday hoping to convince politicians that they should welcome for refugees. >> reporter: austria says rail services are suspended. we join a syrian family on a last trin to budapest. travelling all the way to
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germany. >> reporter: father and daughter alone with their thoughts. coming so far, herded from one place to the next. like the others, it's the uncertainty. >> staples we think we'll die. when we are in the road, in the street. without anything. if all goes well. this is the day it will end. if you are a refugee. this is the only way you can board a train in budapest. it's the strongest that make the most headway. without help they are in danger of being crushed. the police have orders to let through enough people to fill a carriage of each train.
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this man and his daughter waited eight hours to get to this point. they make it. on the move again, destination jeremy. how is your dad now? >> he's tired. i want to make him feel that i am strong. to make him happy. >> the last pirn to join a group was this young man, separated from friends. he showed video of a camp and had no means of leaving the room. >> they didn't let us speak or make calls. >> he's under 18. classed as a child. he has grown up on this trip.
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>> it was cruel. i miss my father and mother. every one of the marriages is filled with acts of tragedy and persecution from over the globe. as the train hurtles through the countryside, the atmosphere is not necessarily one of joy and elation, there's a sombre realisation of the people they have left behind. but they will be safe. >> this woman wants to complete her university studies and return to her homeland as a med ig. >> i will come back to syria and make everything for people and syria. please look after the syrian
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people. >> how do you feel about leaving syria, are you sad. arriving in munich, he's composed. germany offering more of a welcome than anywhere else. this movement and suffering is shaking some of the complacency of western europe. at the same time it's polarizing opinion in some communities. >> everything will be like what i want. you are always the optimist. >> see you guys. throughout the day on saturday we have extended coverage of the refugee crisis. we have a special 30 minutes programming beginning at midday g.m.t. you can see that here on jazz
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2:00 p.m. central european. 40 minutes from now. that special program. >> egypt - abdul fatah al-sisi accepted the resignation of his cabinet. there'll be no shake-up despite the former minister of agriculture facing corruption charges. that was earlier this week. there was a resignation last monday. joining us in the studio a professor in modern and contemporary history from the middle east in qatar university. the prime minister says no, no, no, doesn't matter that the arab minister has gone. today the lot of them have gone. why? >> teams that three days ago there was a meeting, the cabinet and a lot of reports about the responsibility of other ministers are some, i would say
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top management within ministries related to the agriculture. it seems that qatar was the score of this. that's right other people that are linked to that. it was a heavy legacy to handle. the solution was to get ride of the government and think of an option. you have to look at the election, it's coming soon, and you need the parliament, ministers to be accountable. he wants a better environment so people can vote. >> how much would impact on the image with the electorate. he's act quickly or there's
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alleged corruption within the cabinet. >> there's two analyse. there was a lot of blame. there was a lot of reports blaming the smirns and saying that he was corrupted before his appointment. now he's saying we are fixing this. he's trying to say i'm the president, in terms of politics, more clean, healthy so politicians can work in a healthy environment. that will help his image. it's an important issue. now anyone wants to blame what is happening. they blame abdul fatah al-sisi. by doing that they say military institution wants a healthy environment. doing that they want to clean
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the image, making sure they are in knorge. >> good to talk to you. thanks, indeed. police in india say 85 have been gild in two explosions the interaunt was full of people eating breakfast. we are joined live online. do we know what happened and how many have been killed? well it's been confirmed to us that 85 are dead. rescue operations are under way. a team from the national disaster emergency forces has been sent there. we are getting conflicting
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reports. initially it's believed to be a gas cylinder. they usually don't cause this severity of damage. they are saying at the house next door there was explosions that led to the explosion, it was a residential area with houses and a bus stop. police at the moment are looking for bodies and a chance of survivors thanks for that japan's prime minister shinzo abe has been visiting areas hit by floods. the water is ke seeding. -- receding. many are homeless. more than 100,000 were affected by flooding and landslides. four were killed.
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20 are still missing. wayne hay has been to joso city a place hard hit. people here are used to flooding. it was too much for the rivers to cope with. in particular. the river which burst its banks at around 1 o'clock in the afternoon on thursday, sending a wall of water into the city of jos j, taking everything with it. the good news is the weather cleared, the water is receding in many areas. a lot of people are leaving evacuation centers and can go back to their homes and begin a clean-up operation. several are missing. the death toll could rise and a large rescue and recovery provision is under way
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the governor of the u.s. state of california declared is state of emergency due to wildfires. thousands have had to leave their homes. dozens of fires are burning across the western states. >> gaoled opposition leader leopoldo lopez promises to continue his fight against the government. he was sentenced to nearly 14 years in prison. and was convicted of inciting finals at anti-government protests, during which 14 were kim. >> translation: today i visited leopoldo lopez in gaol. he looked into my eyes and said we'll continue forward with strength. no one can stop us, confer committed with the people, truth, reason and justice. >> and all italian women's final will be the highlight of the us open on saturday after world number one serena williams suffered a shock defeat. the men's decider will be a
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predictable encounter as elise holman reports. >> reporter: 85 minutes, three dropped games, and novak djokovic into his fourth grand slam final of the year. the top seed orchestrating the most one-sided men's semifinal in new york in the open era. defending champion marin cilic dispatched. roger federer beat stanislaw wawrinka in straight sets to reach his first final at flushing meadows since 2009. despite going three years without a grand slam title. roger federer has not lost a set at the tournament and the dropped serve twice. >> i hope the crowd will be happy to see me in the finals. it's been six years, i haven't been in the finals. sounds like a big deal. it's not that long ago in my
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opinion. he's always going to form on a high level. rarely does he drop the level. he makes you play your best. >> reporter: it's the final officials will be happy to have after serena williams' shock knockout. the completion of a calendar grand slam was considered a mere formality for the world number one, but italian roberta vinci spoiled the party. >> i don't want to talk about how disappointing it is for me. if you have any other questions, i'm open for that. >> reporter: how well did she play today? >> i thought she played the best tennis of her career. she's 33, and she's going for it. it's good for her to go forward and play so well and i guess it's inspiring. >> reporter: for the first time two italian woman will feature in a grand slam final. roberta vinci facing flavia pennetta, who saw off simona
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