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> refugee arrests. >> there should be and always are legal ways to come to europe to apply for asylum and status hungary locks down the border and starts to lock up refugees. a syrian government says hungary can't turn syria into a concentration camp day of rage. >> it's critical that all sides
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exercise restraint. reframe from provocative measures. >> the white house calls for calm. tensions escalate at one of jerusalem's holly sites. >> after the death of a crane collapse and deaths in mecca, they take a stand against bin laden's group. >> and art. >> the art is underrated. >> long a thorn in the side of the chinese government. dissident artist way way is being celebrated in london good evening, i'm antonio mora, this is al jazeera america. tonight we begin in eastern europe where thousands of refugees find themselves
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stranded after hungary threw a roadblock in their way. a day after 10,000 refugees entered the country, hungary started arresting people who crossed the borders, and announced plans to put up a fence, this one along the boarder with romania. the one with serbia is built and serbian officials are condemning the government for a tough stance, saying serbia should not be treated like a concentration camp or refugees. hungary has started to arrest refugees crossing the border. angela merkel announced the hungary moves and called for an e.u. summit to address the crisis. it will take place on suez. -- on tuesday. >> president obama's andrew simmonds is at the hungry-serbian border with more. >> reporter: with a state of
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emergency, hungary took the crisis into a new direction, making it even harder for refugees. many found themselves stuck in no man's land - with no way in to hungary, and no way back to serbia. >> they don't understand us. i told the army to describe our situation, that it's humanitary situation. they don't understand. >> by shutting the main border crossing from serbia into the european union, hungary provoked outrage from southern neighbours. but the government here insists the new asylum laws are justified. >> those that haven't applies on the journey to the border to end the asylum - there's no sign of that in the system, and there's not a group of that, they'll be turned back. >> opposition parties attacked the government for its action. >> the order of life is stronger than the order of the law.
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it's outrageous, what is happening. we will not forgive these measures from the hungarian government. >> the far right party said the government had done too little too late. the leaders spoke at a news conference, heckled by two protesters. [ chanting ] >> iraqi refugees, the other side of the fence - they were appealing for water and food. the hungarian prime minister, viktor orban believes he's taking the lead at a time when e.u. members cannot reach agreement on share quotas for settling refugees. the rift between the east and west has never been bigger. it's shaking the union to its very foundations. e.u. leaders are slow in making decisions on the ground, here the situation once again is
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deteriorating quickly thousands of refugees arrived in austria, it is getting tougher for them to complete the journey to germany. in salzburg, they may have to close the train station. hundreds have been stopped there. rob reynolds is with them ex >> reporter: refugees through the salzburg train station, desperate to catch a train bound for germany. they were stranded when german authorities imposed border patrols in an effort to slow the flood. at the escalator to the platform, they were kept at bay. people were confused and frustrated. >> police said they were trying to keep order. but the crowd grew agitated, shouting and arguing.
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a minor scuffle broke out. one man was detained. it's a scene of chaos at the train sayings, where refugees are trying to get on the train platform, but police are blocking the tare ways. >> under the station, hundreds of refugees spent days camped out, with beds and food provided by the austrian authoritiee. heather and her family are straight to get out of here. >> they let us go. not good. they let us leave. they run away from war. run away from unfair. from our children. we need a little hope to live in a good way. we are not small. >> she's trying to get to sweden and feels betrayed by rich middle eastern countries.
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>> they are like us, mus limp. they shut the doors. they can't. they have the ability. they shut the door for us. >> the people have a message for european leaders who have so far failed to come up with any semblance of a unified coherent policy. >> make a plan for all people going, and all countries from europe. yes, it's not just germany. not just. going in a lot of europe. this is very important. >> where do you want to go? >> i want to go to england. yes, but i cannot, absolutely. it's because it's very difficult for arriving in england. >> the governor of salzburg said refugees would be allowed to leave for germany. but said the border controls had made things worse. >> it took us by surprise on sunday evening, that the german site closed the border, that
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they had controlled activities which, at the moment, reduced the capacity by more than 90%. people on the way stranded here. >> back in the station, the standoff continued. some refugees sat on the floor, refusing to move. they are 5km from the german border. the journey is far from over some arab states are responding to critics who say they should do more to help refugees, the g.c.c. met, saudi arabia, qatar, bahrain, u.a.e. called for a political solution to the wore in syria as a way to end the refugee crisis. in a statement they said they have taken in hundreds of refugees, calling on the international community to do more to help the refugees. the uncertainty in europe is not
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stop people heading there, nor the peril itself. 22 immigrants drowned when their boat capsized, trying to make their way from turkey to the greek island. bernard smith has the story from istanbul. >> reporter: it was a 20 meter long wooden boat sailing from the turkish coast. 22 people drowned among them 11 women and four children. the turkish coast guard rescued another 211 passengers. they must have been packed on to the boat. normally they are used by tour groups and people. it's rare that the large vessels have been used to make the crossing from the turkish coast. ordinarily these are rubber dinghies that make that perilous crossing. simultaneously today, a protest,
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a sit in on the land border with greece. more than 1,000 or so mainly syrian refugees are protesting saying if a safe corridor, a land corridor was twop between turkey, greece, people wouldn't need to make that perilous journey across the see. if a land border was open, no one would be drowning at see. >> bernard smith reporting from istanbul. >> 11 men and a boy were on board, under wet foot/dry foot, cubans that make it to land are allowed to stay. those stopped at sea are sent back. president obama addressed the situation in europe, speaking during a photo op. the president said it would take a joint effort from the u.s. and
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europe to help those in need. >> we agree that this is going to require cooperation with the european countries, the united states and the international community to ensure that people are safe, that they are treated with shared humanity. and that we ultimately have to deal with the source of the problem, which is the ongoing crisis in syria the u.s. has said it will accept 10,000 syrian refugees in the next year. >> this sunday join us for a special report, desperate journeys, a global crisis at 9:00 p.m. eastern. >> syrian president bashar al-assad says he has a solution to the influx of syrian refugees to europe. bashar al-assad said that europe should target the root cause. >> the issue is not if europe accepts refugees or not, but if
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it's necessary to elname nate the cause. if they are worried about refugees, they should stop supporting territories. >> it is impossible without the defeat to the extremist fighters: the secret called his counterpart about a military build up in syria. kerry was adamant that they continued support, and it exacerbates the conflict. they have taken up positions in an airbase in latakia. two military cargo flights are an arriving every day. russian president vladimir putin says that is not expected to stop. >> we have supported the syrian government, but would like to say as it fronts terrorist aggression, we have provided and will provide all the necessary military and technical support, and call on other countries to join us. >> vladimir putin said he was
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worried about the possibility of i.s.i.l. entering russian territory and is offering to help bring stability to tajikistan, worried about a spillover of violence from afghanistan. 20 were killed in gun battled this month. government forces fought rebels loyal to the former defence minister. vladimir putin pledged support. adding that n.a.t.o.'s withdrawal raises the threat for extremist groups. russia keeps thousands of troops in tajikistan saudi arabia is taking action against the firm that i knowed the crane. the company was founded by the father of oble. -- osama bin laden. bin laden family members have been barred from travelling, and all the counter projects have been put on -- current projects have been put on hold. >> one of the biggest construction companies has been
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banned from doing business. the king's orders were swift - suspending the contracts and licensing for the osama bin laden group. they were the main contractor for the project at islam's holiest site - the grand mosque in mecca. on friday a massive green fell, hitting 107 pilgrims, wounding 200. an initial investigation blamed the incident partly on high winds, negligence and misuse of massive equipment. it's the busiest time of year for saudi arabia. >> millions of muslim pilgrims are expected to arrive to perform the hajj. the company has a long history. the osama bin laden group was established in 1931, five years after saudi arabia was founded. it handles multibillion projects in the kingdom, including the 7 billion expansion of the
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international airport. and international aprojects included -- its projects included cairo and elsewhere. the owners built aconnection of networks, and enjoyed influence. saudi arabia got a new king and administration took power. >> this is a big blow for the group, and could be worse. the finance ministry is reviewing all the contracts in the kingdom. that means it could lose big money we'll bring in the director of the institute for gulf affairs. good to see you. how big a blow is this. the osama bin laden group is one -- bin laden group is one of the largest construction tips. companies, it's suspended from getting new companies in saudi
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arabia. it can still continue ongoing projects. >> it's bad news for the group, the worst thing that has ever happened to the group. this is not the first time accidents hopped and projects done by the group. i think there is a decision to dismantle the group once and for all. and the sun is setting. >> it's a terrible tragedy. and a terrible embarrassment from the family which sees itself as the guardian of holy places. do you think they have it in for the osama bin laden group. >> i think two things. it was unfortunate, nengt mistake that caused the largest grain disaster in the world. i think there's an opportunity there. it creates an opportunity for the people that want to stand there, and net worth in terms of the construction company,
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construction company. it's owned by members of the royal family, it's going to take over this. there was an opportunity provided by the accident or members provided by the new guards. it takes over the instruction territories. hi ranking members have been banned from travel. how much anger is there towards the company, outside the royal family outside the saudi arabia people. >> i think there is anger and embarrassment for what happened. it was not targeted at the osama bin laden group. specifically it was - a lot was directed at the government. so the government was showing resolve and blaming the construction company, which is supposed to be blamed. so i think that was a very smart move by the king to deflect the
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blame from him and his government to the destruction company and provide opportunities for their members to take over. because the bin laden group as thousands of projects which will go to other people. >> with the new guard, how much influence does the group have. did it suffer after the 9/11 attacks, hurting the family's reputation. >> i think outside in the west. in saudi arabia, there was no evidence of that. they were running the largest projects in the grand mosque, the university and others. they were not hurting. i think this time - i would watch in the next two months to
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see that the the fact that the king banned the owners from leaving. that's the greatest thing. >> could it bar them working elsewhere? >> it would be hard to do so. when you cannot operate in your own country, it will be hard for other people to take you seriously. >> from the institute of gulf affairs, good to have you with us. thanks a turkish media organization is being investigated for allegedly publishing propaganda amaterial. it started when a newspaper ran photos of dead turkish soldiers, and an interview of a member of the p.k.k. group, leading a fro government paper to file a
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complaint. police raided the officers of a magazine that mocked president recep tayyip erdogan. it is likely to increase fears. schools in the u.s., some of them, use metal detectors to prevent violence on campus. new security measures in a school in cameroon to keep students safe from boko haram and fires spreading over east asia, a look at the crackdown on people starting the fires. fires. sure, tv has evolved over the years.
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more saber-rattling from north korea, the government reaffirming the main nuclear complex and iranian enrichment planned are in operation, threatening the u.s. saying if washington continues a reckless and hostile policies, north korea is ready to use nuclear weapons, and they planned to launch a satellite into orbit for scientific purposes mexico confirms eight citizens were killed in a tourist convoy in egypt. six were treated for injuries, a musician, salesman among the dead. egyptian security forces attacked the tourists after smoking them for armed fighters, as they travelled through the egypt president. president abdul fatah al-sisi called on the president to express his condolences. cameroons is praising a
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vigilante group for standing up to boko haram. in our off the radar segment, we look at the battle against boko haram, and the deadly consequences of the fight. >> reporter: not your typical day at school. these are dangerous times. boko haram's attacks have been concentrated in the far north. many have not been expecting this. >> they put us in a line and started to search us. we are scared because there could be a bomb. they put us in different groups. >> some parents did welcome the new daily routine. >> this is wanting everyone to be relaxed and wanting to be here. >> cameroon is a major contributor to the force that is
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taking on boko haram. critics say attacks like this one are one of the consequences. the bombs went off the day before the start of the new school year. one man saw two children acting suspiciously. >> there were two kids on the other side. they had their hands in their pockets. a man who is now dead asked a child where are you from. he didn't answer and kept his hands in his pockets. there was an explosion. >> the people are not strangers to violence. even with more soldiers on the streets. the area is an easy mark for boko haram fighters crossing the border from nigeria. >> back it diwali the lessons include briefings on the group and its tactics. the government banned the veil as a security measure says it's not taking any chances.
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>> zimbabwe's president mugabe opened the parliament by reading the same speech. the 91-year-old read the speech without realising the error. a mix-up lead to africa's oldest president reading the wrong speech. opposition who booed the speech were silent today. some of them claimed to have received death threats another day of fighting between israelis and palestinians. coming up, the controversy surrounding an area. and the decades of fighting over who controls it and who can worship there. chile is one of a few countries in the world. we'll look at the push to change the law. the law.
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welcome back to al jazeera america, coming up in this half hour of international news, fires in one country force schools to shut in another. the call for access in south-east asia, first a look at the stories making headlines across the u.s. wildfires in california force more than 20,000 to leave their homes, the valley fire consumed
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67,000 acres, and the bute fire burning through 71,000 acres. destroying more than 700 homes. 15 are dead after flash floods in utah. authorities are searching for a person missing in the southern town of hillsdale. known as the home of fundamentalist sect. heavily rains on monday sent water racing through the town. 16 people were washed downstream when floodwaters crashed into their vehicles. three died when hiking in a canyon. >> details were released on charges find nearly two years after the hazing death of new york city college student michael dank. he died through a hazing tour. five from charged with murder, 32 charged with charges ranging from lying to police and hiding evidence. >> israeli ministers held a
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meeting to discuss tensions between police and palestinians at the al-aqsa mosque. it is a site revered by muslims and jewses. the white house called on both sides to ease tensions. the fight could challenge relations. scott reports for east jerusalem. >> it began early morning tuesday. police wanted to arrest people that stayed in the mosque overnight. rocks thrown, stun grenades fired, those inside built a barricade. it caught fire but was put out. >> the red crescent says two dozen were injured. they were said to have been lightly injured. >> in what has become a pad rn, a clean up and calm. beneath the calm, there's deep underlying tensions. >> hard lines when jew said prayed on the plaza outside the
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mosque. something banned since the war, which saw israel caption east jerusalem. muslims say that will provoke tensions and violence. jordan has a peace treaty with israel. any more provocations in the old city will affect the relationships between the countries. the area where the al-aqsa mosque is is one of the holiest sites for a number of religions. courtney kealy has more now on the significance of the area in tonight's "in context" segment. >> reporter: these 38 acres are some of the most contentious real state in the world. the symbolic heart of jerusalem, land sacred to christian city, islam. religious wars bloodied the land. leaders and armies fought on the plateau. it's been a flashpoint for
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israelis and palestinians. muslims call it the mobile sanctua sanctuary. it's a place where the prophet muhammad began his journey to heavy yen and back. jews call it the temple mount. a site where the first and second temples stood years ago. at the base is the western wall. a part of a retaining wall, a spiritual focus for jews, denied access to it. when jordan controlled the jerusalem city. to keep the peace the israeli government stopped them. a growing movement seeks to open up the compound and rebuild the temple. the united nations partition plan recognised the complexity of jerusalem. it was designated an international city to be administered to buy the u.n. during the war of independence, israel gained control over west
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jerusalem, and jordan controlled the east of the city. 19 years later, during the 6-day war, israel concurred an an-eked jerusalem. it was a city divided. it was recognised by a handful of countries and officially it was held. israel says the city belongs to them and vows it will never be again. >> palestinians say their claim to the eastern half, an area that includes the old city and temple mount is non-negotiable. >> i reiterate. there'll not be a state without east jerusalem as its capital. >> despite the rhetoric, earlier rounds offered hints of compromise, such as a sovereignty of the city, each retaining control. how it would work was never spelt out.
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a deal was never close enough that it had to be. an attempt to do so would be dangerous. >> let's bring in doug waxman. he joins us from boston. good to see you. as usual, with things involved, irs railies and palestinians, there's a fog over what is going on. both sides blaming each other. is it clear who is responsible for starting the violence. >> the israeli police entered the al-aqsa compound on sunday. it was the initial incident. they did so on the grounds that they were - they had found a weapons cache, to prevent a palestinian attack. both can lay claim to the other. but it is really the latest in a long series of outbursts at the site, that had been precipitated by growing numbers of israeli
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jews visiting the site, trying to pray in the site, statements by israeli politicians who demanded access and the ability for jews to prey on the site. it stoked fears that israel plans to ultimately divide or take control of this area. the deal between israel on jordan, there are limits on jews and people of other religions, and they are not allowed to pray there. the palestinian position is that israel is trying to violate the deal. the governments says it's not and has no intentions on changing the rules. >> well, that's been the official israeli government position. there's no indication that that will change. however, a leading israeli politician, including within binyamin netanyahu's like hoot
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party and the government have called for a change on the sipt. there's a reason to understand where the palestinians come from. but it has been exaggerated and manipulated by groups, particularly the hamas movement. which, for its own political purposes made many palestinians convinced that this is a part of a plan to take over the site. even though the government insists that it isn't. >> it's been called an act of war. israeli hardliners seem to want to the push for jews to have more rights. >> once again we see the situation where the hardliners, extremists are cooperating with
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each other. they could benefit from this. and the moderates on both sides. this is an instance where militants get to dominate. do you think it will escalate. will it spread elsewhere? >> well, there's the danger of it escalating given the sensitivity of the area and jerusalem in particular. a lot depends on what happens on friday. where there has been a day of rage, and there's a beefed up security presence in the area, which will hopefully prevent further escalation of clashes. but particularly in east jerusalem, i don't think the violence is likely to spread further into the west bank. but east jerusalem, there's that danger, there's a low level of violence and unrest. we can never be complatesant about this -- complace ain't
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about this. >> jordan is in charge of administering the holy sites. king abdullah said more provocations could affect the relationship with israel. could it get to that point. >> jordan may recall its ambassador, they did it last year over tensions at the site. there's that possibility. i don't think ultimately damaging the relationship. it's strong, weathered many crisis, and survived the second inteff ard, so i think the underlying relationship will be strong. on a diplomatic lex there could -- level, there could be a lessoning of the relationship, if only formal. >> homes to muslims and christians, you'd think they'd find a way to share and have peace on a land they all see as
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holy proabortion rights advocates is calling an chile to reform abortion law. it is one of a few countries with an outright ban. lawmakers are proposing changes, pushed by president michelle bachelet. some feel the president's proposal don't go far enough. >> reporter: 90-year-old shows us the last photograph taken of her mother when sheep was 35. it was 1932. they remember being summoned along with her six siblings, after undergoing an illegal abortion. >> translation: i still remember clearly laying in bed, saying goodbye to her children. my younger sister was one. i was seven. she was haemorrhaging to death.
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>> reporter: 83 years later the grand child she never knew said nothing has changed. women in children have to resort to illegal and unsafe abortions. >> i'm one of the privileged ones that could pay for illegal abortion in a private clinic, for those that can't pay they have to refer to backyard clinics. >> as many as 70 undergo illegal abortions. chile is a country where abortions under any and all circumstances is a similar offense. uruguay says the legislation is incompatible with the image as a modern country. >> illegal abortions are offered for certain procedures. it can lead to fatal haemorrhages and infections. >> socialist president michelle
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bachelet is urging congress to pass a reform bill to allow abortion. if a mother's life is in danger, defeat is unavailable or in the case of rape. outline opposed by the influential catholic church, and some members of the left coalition. >> it's not as though the proposed legislation is modern or forward thinking. in fact, therapeutic abortion was legal in chili as far back as 19231 until 1989 when the former dictatorship changed the constitution to make it illegal. >> reporter: turning the clock back to before the abortion ban was imposed is a positive step. for this woman, it's not enough. she says nothing short of total freedom. deciding whether or not to have a child would have saved someone like her mother other countries where
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abortion is illegal without xaption are nicaragua, el salvador, honduras and malta the changing of the guard in australia. the politics of new prime minister turnbull and how his differ from his predecessors. and a summit on climate change and future of the planet.
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vice president joe biden will address officials from the u.s. and in china tomorrow at a
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summit on climate change. chinese officials are expected to announce plans to cut emissions before a deadline. los angeles and houston affirmed a variety of goals, including expanding renewable energy sources. it turns on a deal reached between washington and beijing in disease. >> heavy haze settled over indonesia, sing more and malaysia. it's an annual problem to clear land for forming. all three countries are prompting poor air quality. we have more on how indonesians are coping with heavy smoke conditions. >> reporter: sumatra on fire. thousands of hectares of forest and bush burn, creating thick,
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choking smog spreading far beyond indonesia's borders. the airport is closed. the economic consequences appears to be huge. the act on health is most worrying. hospitals are filmed with people suffering respiratory diseases. these are up 30% compared to last year. the doctors have one word of advice. evacuate. an impossible task since millions live in affected areas. >> people are slowly but surely killed by smoke. especially elderly and people suffering. small children and pregnant women. >> this person was diagnosed with lung cancer. he had to leave his village due to the smog. >> we want people to know what we do. we hope the government will do something. i cannot talk about my future. they have to stop the fire now.
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because all of our suffering. >> farmers and plantation companies have been caught setting land on fire. the cheapest and fastest way to clear land. indonesia has become the world's largest exporter. most of the land was cheesed using fire. for nearly two decades people during the dry season breathe in smoke-filled air. the government has promised 10 years imprisonment for arsonists, but it's hardly enforced. >> reporter: here, not many are brought to court for setting land ablaze. the emergency task force promises harsher actions. >> i apologise. it's hard to stop the fires. they were burning everywhere.
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let's do this together. let's overcome it together. you are monitoring events every hour. >> reporter: the government announced that companies will not be allowed to operate when the land is found to be on fire. worst cases will be black listed. thousands of cases will be sent to investigate the fires. they are almost impossible to distinguish. -- extinguish australia new prime minister is getting down to work tonight. his task to bring stability to a nation this had five prime ministers over the past five years, andrew thomas reports from sydney. >> reporter: in australia it's a familiar site. a new prime minister sworn in. >> i malcolm blight turnball swear that i will well and truly
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lead the people of australia. >> there has never been a more exciting time do be alive. >> reporter: australia had a turnulent past. five prime ministers in over five years, four in the last 2.5. the sout going prime minister said he had much to be proud of. but in his speech he is the internal division had to stop. he had this problem. >> there'll be no leaking, no undermining and no sniping. i've never leaked or backgrounded against anyone, and i certainly won't start now. our country deserves better than that. >> malcolm turnbull is a familiar figure for most australians. less right wing, once minister for the environment, he takes
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more seriously issues like climate change. he's in favour of gay marriage, abbott was against. where the former prime minister was a monarchist, turnbull is a republican, he lead the campaign for an australian republic ahead of a reverend um. most changes is small. abbott had slogans about stopping boats, scrapping a carbon tax and defeat ght the i.s.i.s. but was seen as a politician with one foot in the past and prone to making embarrassing decisions e. >> they were heading for a certain electoral suicide under tony abbott. >> i don't think he did a bad job. >> i think he was a bad perform. >> opinion polls should malcolm turnbull is popular. >> i think he's capable. >> i'm happy. it's like a breath of fresh air. >> i think he's articulate.
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he will present well. >> it will be economic management on which turnbull is likely to be judged. australia economy tied to chinas is going through a rough patch. malcolm turnbull says he has the vision to steer it through and embrace the inevitable changes to come. he has a year to prove it, assuming he is not toppled before the next election comes art and activism collide in london. the artist wei wei who has been a controversial figure in china opens an exhibit celebrating 30 years of his work. >> and locking horns with tradition. competing protests for and against a long-hand bull festival.
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>> business man bill browder.
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[ chanting ] protesters in spain demanded an end to a brutal ball festival, but were unable to stall the inthell event. it is sim lar to pam polea, butened with the participants chasing and killing the bull. supporters argue it's a tradition, protesters say it belongs in the middle age. now a look at how news outlets across the world are reacting to various event, an editor yore in
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"jerusalem post" criticizes a sit antidiscrimination law and they say an islamic preacher called jews the most evil creatures of allah and a cancerous tumor. a complaint was dismissed leading to calls for changes to that law. >> the korea herald looks at the u.s. presidential race, and the editorial angry persons rise up. they say the popularity of nonestablishment candidates is a sign of long and deep dissatisfaction with the country's current situation. >> and this cartoon in the irish times comment on the struggle affecting the government. showing members of a refugee families want to live free. the official response pretty well anywhere but northern
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ireland. >> an exhibition looking back at 20 years of dissident artist's work wei wei in london. the passport was returned by the chinese government in july, allowing him to go to england four years after he was barred from going to china. neave barker reports on the retrospective. >> it's an anticipated show of the years where activism and art collides. it spans 30 years of wei wei's work. including architecture. he's known as the designer of the bird's nest stadium, dismissed as a propaganda event. internationally it's witty, bold and above all political. after the chinese government lifted a 4-year ban, the soft-spoken artist personally oversaw the installation, and had this message. >> western countries come up
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with a decision to help each other to a better more sound way to dealing with et situation. >> wei wei has been a thorn in the side of the chinese government. this piece is made from the rubble of poorly constructed schools, destroyed by the 2008 earthquake. thousands of twisted metal bars have been painstakingly sorted and straightened. a monument to children. it's work like this that puts him on the watch list. surveillance is a theme, as, too, his time in gaol. this work is a sobering account of wei wei's 81 days held, monitored by guards 24 hours a day. the work casts a cold and critical eye back from the
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chinese government. >> probably the moment celebrated artist in the world, the better known. the stand taken in culture is important and linked to part. the hart is underrated. it's important. powerful and needs to speak for itself. >> the show is a reflection of wei which's artistic achievements, casting a spotlight on the power of art. >> finally, was it a peace offering or a prank. elton john says vladimir putin called him to set up a meeting to discuss l.g.b.t. community. the kremlin denies the conversation took place. russia drew criticism for pushing legislation against what it calls gay propaganda and restrict the the freed oments of l.g.b.t. people. >> that's it for al jazeera america news. i'm antonio mora. thanks for watching.
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