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chaos on another eu front and croatia threatens to close border as more than 7,000 refugees cross from serbia and reports from both sides of the line. ♪ i'm mariry ann and this is al jazeera live from london and also coming up, and demand the release of transitional president after a military coup in burkina faso, israel plans tougher punishment accused of stone throwing and one teenager is on house arrest for doing
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just that and meet the animals who help free mozambeke from the danger of land mines. according to croatia authorities more than 7,000 refugees entered the country in the last 24 hours, now the country's government said it will close its border with serbia if a similar number attempt a crossing in a single day and lawrence lee sent the report on the border of croatia. >> reporter: all day the buses came and offloaded the weary, dozens at a time. picking up their few belongings it was then on foot yet again, 37 degrees in the late summer heat. yet they went through the fields toward the european union. >> no problem for refugees. >> you can walk into croatia. >> reporter: most said they were syrian, not much talking though just grim determination
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and quick feet. so the violence and contempt which the hungarian authorities showed the refugees has now suddenly been matched with a rare show of joined up thinking between the formally bitter enemies of serbia and croatia and the roots at least for the time being through here and into the european union is open, the question of course is whether croatia is going to start shutting the doors as well. indeed they laid on buses on macedonia and capitol belgrade and hungarian border and suddenly 7,000 or more had crossed this border and unremarkable spot marked only by a couple of rocks. but it was the european union. whole families passed by and some didn't even know which country they were in. >> do you know where you are right now, do you know where you are right now? >> i don't know. >> no? >> so this is croatia, this is inside the european union now,
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yeah. >> okay. >> yeah. >> reporter: croatia saying it would let everyone in and through suddenly appeared wrong footed by the numbers and having got this far the refugees were again frustrated at having to wait. the riot police here didn't have the same aggression as those on the border with hungry but all the same this looks very much like yet another flash point in the making. >> doesn't allow through the village and he can stay here and the train coming and the bus coming and the train will be not coming. >> reporter: think back to the standoff at the rail station in budapest and hungry southern border and now this held yet again by law enforcements at croatia's southern edge, apart from the humanitarian implications this is the european union at the most symbolic.
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lawrence lee, with refugees on the serbia-croatia border. other side of the border refugees waiting to continue their journey through croatia and escaped the violence in hungry and we report from croatia. >> reporter: he thought fences were finally a thing of the past. croatia would be for him and so many others a route to slovania instead he feels trapped again. >> translator: he tells me this delay is a complete surprise. and that many here would pay the smuggler to help them on their way if they had the money to do so and hundreds came from serbia and met with riot police when they tried to enter hungry the previous day and children injured in those clashes are easy to spot. tensions are very much rising here at this hour, most of the
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refugees i have spoken with say they expected to already be in slovania by now and here at this camp more tents being put up, clearly prep raye preparations to handle more people and don't know exactly when they will be able to leave. they are enraged about the inhumane conditions he and his family experienced. >> translator: we have been treated like animals and actually animals are treated better than us and at the end of the day we are human beings. >> reporter: he tells me he has gone four days without a proper shower and today things have even gotten worse. >> not going to the toilet for ten hours and not able to, there are women and children with us, what am i supposed to do, embarrassed to go in front of them and no cleanliness or no nothing. >>. they don't have the capacity to handle too large of influx of refugees. as the evening wears on even this facility seems stretch
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beyond capacity. some refugees begin sitting outside the makeshift camp. others go searching for solutions looking for taxis, buses and even sim cards, something, anything that will help them figure out their next move. mohamed with al jazeera, in northern croatia. ♪ six people have been killed in street classes in burkina faso in the capitol and violence broke out after the officer of the presidential guard carried out a coup and the president of sinagal are to travel to burkina faso on friday to mediate on behalf of the regional block echo and we have more. >> gunfire in burkina faso capitol and moments after military leader appears on
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television confirming a coup had taken place. >> translator: dear patriats and people of burkina faso we are intervening to announce the removal of the transitional government to allow us to put in place a just and equal system. almost immediately afterward of the coup spread on wednesday people marched towards the presidential palace and burkina faso interim leaders were in a cabinet meeting when they stormed in and detained them, the guard which was formed by former president blaze has been public at odds with the leaders in resent months. on monday a truth and reconciliation commission released reports of accusing it of opening fire on protests and they took him out of office last october and at the time they said they didn't want military
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leaders and it would seem that antimilitary sentiment is still apparent today. >> translator: it's the god and they started the whole thing. we don't like that. if they continue like this we will go out against him. we will ruin everything, we will ruin everything. >> reporter: military vehicles were used to attack protesters who took to the streets opposed to the coup. >> translator: people started to come out, in fronts of us we saw a military vehicle that drove in the people and they started shooting, killing people. >> reporter: elections were planned for next month which the former president and many of his allies were ban from contesting. but the military take over could very well change that throwing burkina faso into further chaos. landlocked suffered from reoccurring droughts and military coups and although it has significant reserves of gold, cotton is the economic main stay for many people here. in resent years the west african regional block echo has imposed sanctions on countries that
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witness coups. and others face similar situations and people here are now bracing themselves for more instability as burkina faso faces an uncertain future. al jazeera. a short time ago i spoke with photo journalist sophia garcia in the capitol and says soldiers are intimidating local journalists. >> reporter: from yesterday they started terrorizing all the local media, shutting all the radio stations and television stations and yesterday night i worked with a team of private television name bs 1 and their office are very close from the presidential palace and i can tell you that i see this soldier and then they came inside the office, making threats to all the team from the t.v. station
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to make then cuts because it's not that good and then with the journalist from the t.v. station and today all i can say is that the main hospital there were a lot of wounded people, a lot of wounded people. >> tensions high at the mosque compound in jerusalem ahead of friday prayers and access with men above the age of 40 with extra security deployed and a bus at a nearby station set on fire after israeli police said stones were thrown at the palestinian bus driver with israeli citizenship and no reports of injuries and israel prime minister benjamin netanyahu wants tougher punishment of palestinians throwing stones and firebombs in east jerusalem and stephanie decker reports.
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>> reporter: it's home but these days it feels like a prison cell israeli forces put 14-year-old under house arrest after accusing him of throwing stones during a protest in occupied east jerusalem and says his life has been turned up side down. >> translator: i go to sleep at 4:00 a.m. and wake up at 2:00 and have breakfast around 3:00 and at 7:00 p.m. i have lunch, everything changes in my life. >> reporter: it's been a month and he has five more to go until his trial. he has been denied his right to go to school and while we interview him his mother starts to cry. she asks why such harsh procedures on a child and taken to the detention center in east jerusalem after being arrested and kept 15 days before being transports to a prison and he was there without a parent and handcuffed and shackled when asked if he threw stones or not. they passed a law where stone
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throwers can receive ten years prison sentence and following the tensions in jerusalem this past week benjamin netanyahu wants to push through even more harsh measures. >> the present situation is unacceptable and intend to give soldiers and police officers the tools to act very firmly against those who throw stones and firebombs and also going to adopt changes in the rules of engagement and for minimum sentence against those who throw stones and firebombs. >> israeli human rights lawyer defending palestinians for decades. >> trying to find momentarily solutions to impose more pressure and believing somehow that the whole population both in jerusalem and occupied territories they will settle down and accept the occupation and agree to be occupied and be denied et cetera. >> reporter: back at the house his friends play futbol
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downstairs but can't join him and ask him what stone throwing symbolizes for the palestinian youth. >> translator: we have nothing to fight with. that's why the stone is a weapon. >> reporter: his mother says she is trying to stay strong but she dreads the outcome of his pending trial that her young son who loves to ride his bike and play futbol could end up in prison, stephanie decker, al jazeera, west jerusalem. still to come the u.s. federal reserve once grand postpones an increase in interest rates and analysis from new york and from spotnik one to space suits and capsules and talks about russia's incredible achievements in space. ♪ the only way to get better is to challenge yourself,
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♪ welcome back, you are with al jazeera and let's take you through the top stories now and chaotic scenes on the croatia border with serbia as thousands try to scramble on trains to get to western europe and will close the border if similar numbers try to cross again. six people have been killed in burkina faso capitol after the officer of the presidential guard said he carried out a coup and dissolved the country's temporary parliament. tensions running high at the mosque compound in jerusalem ahead of friday prayers and a bus at a nearby station was set on fire after israeli police said stones were thrown at the palestinian bus driver who has israeli citizenship and moving to yemen where the cabinet held
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its first meeting inside the country since march, prime minister returned to aiden on wednesday from saudi arabia and he and the president abd rabbuh mansur hadi left yemen a year ago when houthi rebels took over sanaa and they will focus on taking back territory from the houthis. south sudan has three days of morning after 176 people were killed in an oil tanker explosion and happened in the ecuador state where a truck went off the road and people were trying to get petrol when a lit cigarette triggered the explosion. the democratic republic of congo is in the middle of a political crisis, the country's vice president has resigned, seven senior figures who were kicked out of the ruling coalition are now saying they will form their own party. harry reports from the capitol. >> reporter: charles resides from the drc ruling coalition. >> translator: yes.
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>> reporter: he is no longer the first vice president of the national assembly. he is one of seven senior politicians who say they can't work with president joseph and forming their own party to stop him from staying in power when his term ends. they say others are in a circle and plan to join them. >> translator: we know majority there are other people who are feeling like us and we know that the best moments shall come and join us and we will build a big coalition to fight this dictator which is now coming in congo. >> reporter: on the streets people hope there will be no violence in next year's presidential election delayed and keeping him in power for more and have not said he wants to stay only the country has no money to hold elections but op significants said he is trying to hang on to power. the constitution says he continue run for a third term, the u.n. has urged him to
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respect that. >> we are working in the east to bring peace by neutralizing this and i don't think it is time for i mean to create another policy in the west. >> reporter: supporters say he is a popular president. >> what is happening now and it's the same in the rest of drc, you know, this country has been destroyed for a long time but now there is a renaissance of drc, and rebuilding of drc and for that people love too much the president. >> reporter: some worry any delay to presidential election could take years and people know if it happens the religious peace they had for more than a decade could end. harry with al jazeera. opposition makers in the japanese parliament have failed to stop a key step in a law change that would permit the
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country's armed forces to fight abroad for the first time since world war ii. in chaotic scenes they approved a bill for the law change despite lawmakers attempting to physically block them, thousands of people in japan protested the law revision and say it violates the constitution. chile declared a state of emergency after at least eight people were killed in a powerful 8.3 magnitude earthquake struck off its coast. it took place almost 300 kilometers north of the capitol santiago and a million people have been evacuated. chile was hit by a powerful earthquake in 2010 that killed 500 people and caused extensive damage and substantial precautionary measures are now in place. mexico has lunched the world's biggest distribution of free digital t.v.s 10 million sets being given to poor families to switch from analog and say there
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is an ulterior motive as we report from mexico city. >> reporter: unexpected gift for she and her grand daughter and clutching the new televisions the government has just given them for free. >> translator: i'm really happy because they never give you anything. but this time they have. >> reporter: ten million digital t.v.s being given to poor families as part of mexico's switch from analog to digital and costing more than 1 1/2 billion dollars and the man in charge explains why it's worth it. >> translator: there will be more and better quality channels. and the t.v.s use less electricity and there is going to be a saving of energy nationwide. >> reporter: all mexicans enrolled in government benefit programs are eligible for the t.v.s and it snakes around the block and more than 4,000 televisions are going to be handed out just on the day of
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average and similar scenes being played out across the country but despite the general jubilant atmosphere critics said behind it the government has a hidden agenda. guilty of giving food and gifts for vote but the governing party is notorious. >> pri party used to hand out food hampers for votes now it is modern and in the digital era it hands out televisions for votes. >> reporter: of the more than 50 countries that have gone digital mexico is the only one to hand out new tvs rather than cheaper devocodedecoders and co with the run up to the country's mid term elections and martha with others we spoke to felt no pressure to support the government for the gift, the only thing on her mind was turning on her new t.v., john in
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mexico city. slow down in the global economy said the u.s. federal reserve to postpone an increase in interest rates and fed reserve chair janet yellen says while it continues to improve unchanged rates and should see more people in work and kristen has more. >> reporter: unemployment is at its lowest rate in years in the united states. but don't tell that to these people waiting to attend a job fair in the bronx, new york and she lost her job as a school guidance counselor two years ago. >> i believe unemployment is really high and there are people that really do want to work and it's very difficult. i don't know if people are hiring who they know but it's hard. >> reporter: unemployment for african/americans is back to prerecession levels. but still more than 4% above the national average and with most job growth in the service industry many of those who are working aren't working as many hours or making as much money as
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they need to survive. >> i mean when i approach a job it's terrible, i can't live off of that and that is why i chose to keep on wait and searching and searching until i can find something to support me and my family. >> reporter: on the face of it the u.s. labor market appears strong with unemployment 5.1% and europe is twice as high, that is putting pressure on the federal reserve to raise interest rates which have been near zero since 2008. but some economists remain worried. recent turmoil in the global markets related to china's economic slow down could mean more bad news for the u.s. economy. >> we do actually need to normalize rates in case there is recession and now we had rates so low so long and find ourselves in a tough situation. >> reporter: some say raising rates too soon will hurt low-income americans who are already struggling. >> we think it's premature because the increase in rates inevitably hits labor hiring and increase in labor participation
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and for the communities we serve particularly african/americans and latinos and immigrants this is not a great time. >> reporter: job fairs like this offer some hope for those looking for work, the central bank is betting that delaying an interest rate hike will mean a stronger recovery for everyone, al jazeera, new york. fifa suspended the secretary-general after corruption emerged and involved of selling of world cup tickets above face value which he denies. he has been released from duties and will be investigated by the ethics committee and the governing body has been plagued with corruption scandals this year. a u.s. teenager who was arrested for bringing a clock to school says he was made to feel like a threat by his teachers and the police. 14-year-old amed mohamed was
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handcuffed after they thought his clock was a bomb and spoke to us about the incident. >> reporter: your teachers who knew you, you were this great students, why do you think they reacted the clock you brought home and why did they assume it was a hoax bomb. >> because i'm muslim. >> reporter: why do you think that? >> and there is a lot of stereotypes for people who are foreigners and they have muslim names and not specifically a muslim name but names mainly in islam. >> reporter: so you don't think that would have happened to one of your classmates had they brought a clock in to school. >> not to my classmates. >> reporter: what did the police officer say when he saw you, one of the four police officers looked at you and said that is who i thought it was. >> yes, i think it was because of my race and because of where i'm from and because of my name.
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>> reporter: how does that make you feel? >> it makes me feel different like i didn't belong there and made me feel like i was a threat to them. >> reporter: and you can watch the full interview with amed mohamed at 2130 gmt, artifacts on show in london, the first time many have been seen outside russia and exhibition on a soviet innovation and invention and shines the light on the rivalry between the east and with west and we report. >> reporter: reunited with her capsule and the first in space, a woman. and it's a museum piece and when she took off in 1963 this journey could quite easily have been a one-way trip. i asked her if she was ever scar scar scared.
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it was work she tells me, if you were afraid you never would be allowed into space. this capsule is like a friend made from space technology. she returned a hero of the soviet union and the only woman to fly a solo mission in space and several years earlier they kick started the space age with firsts, the first satellites sputnik one and then the first man in space garen and in 1965 they carried out the first space walk together with the first space summersault and many artifacts never left russia and had to be declassified before they could travel and earlier achievements were seen as a challenge by the u.s. who eventually beat moscow in putting a man on the moon. and could be a legacy of cold war tensions and here in the west the major achievements are
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by nasa moon landings and with the space race there is one clear winner the soviet union. >> they landed the first probe on the moon and landed on venus and the first to land on another planet, if you think about it calmly it is better than the lunar landing and it's sexy but the other things are just as important scientifically. >> reporter: with the space over tensions replaced by cooperation and joint missions. after the u.s. grounded its shuttle fleet in 2011 it now pays russia $63 million per astronaut per trip and charts man's early cosmic achievements from the space craft to the space toilet, meaningful moments in humanity's journey into the unknown and lee barker al jazeera at london's science museum.
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stay with space in the last few hours nasa released the latest pictures of pluto and gathered by the new horizon space craft that traveled past the dwarf planet in july and much more on story and everything else we are covering right here on al ♪ >> the stage was crowded, the debate was long, but it was all in all a useful tour of the political landscape, an expo situation of what the candidates believe the republican primary voters are interested in and what they want in the next president. g.o.p. debate night two, it's th


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