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♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello and welcome to the news hour, this is al jazeera live from doha, coming up, in the next 60 minutes, disarm or risk being attacked and altimatum for burkina faso runs out this hour. envoy to libya presents the warring factions with a final peace deal. also eu ministers due to meet to decide on a relocation plan for more than 100,000 refugees and
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bridging the divide and take you to a film festival on the north and south korean borders. ♪ okay, we begin with the burkina faso where a deadline for coup leaders to disarm runs out this very hour, now they face attack if they don't agree to the altimatum set by army commanders and leader of last week's coup has agreed to step aside and interim president and prime minute have also been released and nicholas reports from ouagadougou. >> this is mobile phone footage of soldiers from burkina faso's regular army moving towards the capitol. the army's chief of staff warned the coup leader and his presidential guard to surrender their arms. some did, others won't.
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so troops from the regular army entered the capitol. under pressure they addressed the nation apologizing for the coup. >> translator: we confirm our commitment to return power to the civilian transition authorities after a definitive agreement to get out of the crisis to echo us. >> reporter: reactions on the streets was immediate and chanted freedom. hundreds have been injured and a dozen have died since the coup took place almost a week ago. >> translator: we have lost brave fighters and we are ready to die to free burkina faso. >> reporter: the situation remains very volatile, who is in charge of burkina faso is still unclear. west african leaders and diplomates are meeting in abuja to find a peaceful end. well, nicholas hawk joins us on the phone now from ouagadougou, well, we have met that deadline, nicholas, what is
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it like the street? what is the atmosphere like? >> well, surprisingly they just called a press conference before the deadline and released a statement saying he wants to stand by the framework agreement that was negotiated with them. and the society does not agree with this agreement so on the streets right now people are following the orders of the military and the civilian population were told to go back home and there are eyewitness accounts that armored personal carriers are moving into the city and they are in the palace and out in full force and positioned themselves with burkina faso television and radio station which is currently
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running an animal documentary. >> from what you have just said there is an increase in military vehicles and soldiers on the streets of ouagadougou but it appears that the presidential guard are also upping their presence around the presidential palace,; is that correct? so they don't seem to be stepping back? >> reporter: that's right. they are not surrendering and have been negotiating through the night with the military. the military offered an amnesty to end members of the presidential guard who would surrender and warned on sunday when the presidential guard was talking about the population and injured hundreds of people and dozens of people have been killed and warned the presidential guard to stop targeting civilians otherwise they would take action. there are troops that are outside the capitol ouagadougou and expecting for them to move forward in the minutes to come.
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>> okay, nicholas hawk we will leave it there and to reiterate what nicholas said there, very brief press conference was held and it was stated that they would like to confirm that they are continuing with the framework agreement that had been agreed with echo us, an increase in military presence has also been noted on the streets but around the presidential palace itself where those presidential guards who were leading the coup are based, they have also increased their presence around the gates and the building itself, so that is the latest we are getting from burkina faso at the 10:00 a.m. deadline has been passed and we are from abuja where they are mighting to discuss the crisis in burkina faso. yvonne any response whatsoever to what is happening in
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ouagadougou? >> reporter: well, the leader of nigeria, mohamed have called on members with the community of west african state and at least 17 countries to meet here today. we have seen the leader of ivory coast arrive, the leader of ghana arrive and also togo and banin and guinea. what we are being told is what is being discussed here is the whole issue of what should happen to the presidential guard, should the presidential guard be given amnesty, we understand from reports we have been getting from nick that they have said they are sorry about the coup, but the question is what is the situation going forward? now, what has been explained to us is that when the whole issue of the transition to democratic elections began when the former leader kompari was ousted last
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ye year, the tension was who should be included in any democratic process, any transition to a stable democracy. and of course that is the root cause of the coup that we have seen. the question is whether the presidential guard and those associated with blaze and the former ruler should be allowed to be a part of the democratic process going forward and we are told president with other leaders are being briefed by benin and togo who have been in burkina faso including also the leader of sinagal and what this is saying and recommend is an inclusive process which could see those who are associated with the former regime included in a process, a democratic process going forward. this of course importantly and
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this is just the final point here, the question has been resisted as we have seen on our t.v. screens who are saying no, the past has to be the past and there have to be fresh and new leaders but clearly there is still a lot of support for those associated the former president blaze and the former ruling party. >> thank you very much for that update and that meeting in aboo yeah is on going and watching it for us. number of people killed by a series of bombings in southeast nigeria on sunday was at least 80 and three of the explosions took place here and left about 150 people dead. no one has claimed responsibility but boko haram fighters have been blamed. the armed group has been trying to carve out a state in the northeast of the country since 2009. human rights watch says that the
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egyptian military's campaign against i.s.i.l. in northern sinai is harming millions of civilians and the government has evicted over 3,000 families and raised thousands of homes in northern sinai and cairo is trying to create a buffer zone on border of the gaza strip and wants to destroy a cross border network of tunnels which it says that i.s.i.l. uses to move between egypt sinai peninsula and the gaza strip. the u.n. has proposed a deal to end the political crisis in libya and envoy to the country has told rival factions they must take the deal or leave it. paul reports. >> reporter: the united nations has been trying to bring the warring parties in libya together for more than one year. >> we have now a text that it's a final text so our part of the process is now finished.
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>> reporter: u.n. envoy says the framework deal worked out in morocco is the way forward to end the conflict in libya but it's not a deal yet. >> in this situation, in libya, with such strong confrontation, killings, humanitarian crisis, with so many problems they must expect that if there is a solution, if this proposal is the solution. >> reporter: libya has been in a state of civil war and crisis since the revolution in 2011. among those struggling to fill the power vacuum are two rival governments, a rent grade general and dozens of malitia groups. >> taken during the last three years and during the last year of the negotiations and almost to that and creating a two-dimensional government and the government having two sides coming to one table and ultimately both sides want to
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annilayate each other and have private armies with the national war but ultimately both sides want to annilayate each other. >> reporter: calling for immediate ceasefire between these factions. >> they have to see what this process is going to bring for the country and not to be concerned about what they would have liked to see in the text or to see as outcome of this process and will not be there. this is not the question today. the question today is to get libya back to track to build peace, development, prosperity in the country. >> reporter: leon was given an october 20th deadline to get a unity government in place, thus the fourth anniversary of the capture and sdet death of
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moammar gadhafi and says the peace deal isn't there yet but an appears closer than ever before. the european union is about to begin its latest round of meetings in brussels to try to find a solution to this on going refugee crisis and holding talks on how to relocate 120,000 refugees and this is just a day ahead of emergency meeting by european wide leaders, eastern european countries are opposing quo tos -- quotas and do not agree from talks on monday and a quarter of a million refugees arrived in europe in july and august. germany alone expects to host up to a million people this year, so that has gone up from 800,000. and we have the regional
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director of the norwegian refugee council and is from the capitol jordan and thank you very much, we don't seem to be going anywhere with this and the eastern european countries cannot agree with quotas, what is their issue with quotas? >> i mean, i think we have to look this issue in the broader perspective. we have seen a huge influx of refugees to europe recently and of course for europe this is a big issue, but compared to the situation in the neighboring countries to syria, this is not big numbers and so far we have seen people of europe being very welcoming to and helping people, refugees coming to europe and now we need to see the political leadership in europe taking
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swift actions in order to get this resolved so we can get focus back to where it needs to be exactly in the areas. >> when you say that what do you mean, where does focus need to be? >> i mean, we have more than four million refugees sitting in countries around syria. those refugees have been sitting there for almost five years now. their assistance available to them is decreasing by the day. the resources available to help alleviating the humanitarian suffering for the refugees is becoming less and less consequently people find themselves in a more and more desperate situation and some are seeking that difficult route to europe and in order to look for better options instead of sitting in a very difficult
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situation without access to healthcare, without access to education for your children et cetera, et cetera. >> let's see if i understand this right what you are saying is for those refugees coming from neighboring countries surrounding syria and will have traveled to these camps for the first stage and the ones moving on to europe a focus on the camps and countries as jordan and lebanon is that what you're saying? >> what i'm saying is that we have to be sure that as cyst answ answer -- assistance is provided where the needs are and there are not many people or refugees living in camps and it's only 15% and the majority is hosted in the whole communities in neighboring countries and having a very, very difficult situation with housing, education, food,
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et cetera. we need to be sure we provide the minimum support to that refugee population and what we also have to remember is the situati situation. >> sorry, continue, continue. >> yeah, we also have to remember that the situation inside syria where we have 8 million displaced people in a much more difficult situation, that that has to be addressed as well. so when we are talking about remedies in europe we are talking about refugees in the neighboring countries and we also have to look inside syria and we have to be also start focusing on how to get this horrific civil war stopped. we need to mobilize political pressure in order to stop the conflict. >> okay, from your experience in the norwegian refugee council and look at the process of discussions have so far been
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taking place in europe there is no agreement, do you see them coming to agreement and coming up, with a solution? >> i sincerely hope so. i think the responsibility of the political leadership in europe needs for be exercised now. they need to stop playing ping-pong with humans across borders whether they have to be in one or the other or the third countries. so i sincerely hope that the political leadership will exercise their responsibility and get a swift agreement in order to resolve this and the bigger picture is a small issue. >> thank you very much of the regional director of the norwegian refugee council. well, africans are also among the hundreds of thousands of people who are arriving in europe in search of that better life, and natasha reports on their journey to west africa and on to libya.
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>> reporter: this is the border between guinea and mali, it's become a transit point for africans with hopes of starting a new life in europe. some of them don't make it. according to the international organization for migration more than 2700 people died in the mediterranean sea this year. this man's brother was one of them. >> translator: when he left for europe everybody was crying. you wouldn't want to see your family member dying like that at sea. >> reporter: prospect of danger and poverty back home is enough for people like this man to keep pushing ahead. >> i left because of prosecution and i've been prosecuted politically. >> reporter: this is the second time he is trying to get to europe. >> when i went i admit i was unfortunate when i met this islamic attack and they took over the border area. so i decided to turn back, to return back so i wouldn't fall
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in the ambush. >> reporter: he and others traveling from western african countries including sierra leone and liberia. moving northeast to the border between guinea and mali tracking across the saraha desert where they hope to cross the land in europe. just as there are open borders of members of the eu there is a similar kind of block in west africa. it's called the economic community of west african states. since 1975, 15 countries have been part of a borderless region where people can move freely. the goal is to increase economic cooperation. but it has also made it easier for people determined to build a life in europe. >> translator: when we receive people passing through we have the national guards and passports and say we want to go to mali and how we know if they want to go to mali or spain or
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surroundings further on? >> reporter: border police check for proper documentation. those who don't have it face deportation. despite the open borders in this region, amnesty international says people are also facing the same kind of racism and xeno phobia and refugees are complaining about in europe. this woman says the risk isn't worth it. >> lots of danger and people die in the process, children die in the process and children get lost. >> reporter: but disapproval, danger and the worries of family don't appear to be enough to squash the dream of many africans heading north. natasha, al jazeera. stay with us here on the al jazeera news hour because coming up, israeli police round up children in their latest wave of arrests in occupied territories
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also. >> if we had another year as severe as this one i'd say all bets are off. >> one of california's most famous treasures to find out what is threatening their future. and in sport after their shocking world cup win over south africa japan prepares to face scotland with some very specific goals. ♪ in syria activists say government air strikes have killed at least 38 i.s.i.l. fighters. syrian observatory for human rights says the air strikes took place in the city of palmyra over the last 24 hours and syrian airforce stepping up attacks against i.s.i.l. in resent days. a year since the u.s. coalition entered syria's war and air strikes in both syria and iraq and the aim was ultimately to destroy i.s.i.l. and the coalition includes turkey.
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some gulf nations, australia and canada, france is expected to launch air strikes in the coming weeks. meanwhile syrian government forces with russian backing have been conducting air strikes on i.s.i.l. targets and i.s.i.l. is not only dealing with bombs it's also fighting rebel groups and el nusra and kurdish fighters and syrian government forces. bernard smith joins us live in turkey and bernard we were just saying there i.s.i.l. is having to deal with a lot of its front. it has el nusra and rebel groups and the kurdish fighters and it has the syrian government forces, it has the united states and soon to have russia and yet nothing seems to be denting it. >> reporter: .
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>> that is a shame, we do not have a good link there with bernard and hopefully we will come back to him and we will come back to him on that one year on since the war in syria and again with coalition forces. moving on quickly a palestinian woman is in a critical condition after being shot by an israeli soldier and deny israeli allegations that she attempted to stab the soldier. the shooting happened at a check point in hebron in the occupied west bank and we are in jerusalem with more on the tension there. >> reporter: two bloody incidents within 12 hour people in hebron on the occupied west bank and on monday evening a palestinian man killed with what israeli forces say was an improvised explosive device he was going to use against them and detonated prematurely killing him and then on tuesday morning a 18-year-old palestinian woman was shot in the legs according to israeli defense forces saying she was
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trying to stab one of the soldiers. and witness sources telling us that wasn't the case. she is in critical condition in a jerusalem hospital. now what this is kind of a continuation of a lot of tension going on in the occupied territories as well as here in jerusalem. occupied east jerusalem and then particularly the mosque compound over the last several weeks, there have been a lot of clashes and tension and elbow elevated because of the holiday and eat at the end of the week and a lot of tension and the israeli security forces have reacted to that tension adding thousands of more security forces here in jerusalem and around the west bank over these next coming days. four palestinian children have been detained by israeli soldiers in the occupied east jerusalem area and they were stopped on their way home from school on suspicion of throwing stones at soldiers, 25
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palestinian children have been arrested recently. the israeli army has deployed thousands of officers in jerusalem before the young people holiday which is the most holly on the calendar and eat holiday also begins this week. the race for the white house got a tiny bit smaller and must hopeful scott walker has pulled out, leaving 15 republicans still in the running. the washington governor hopes his exit will make it easier for party members to choose the best conservative candidate. >> i will suspend my campaign immediately. i encourage other republican presidential candidates to consider doing the same so that the voters can focus on a limited number of candidates who can offer a positive, conservative alternative to the current frontrunner. >> the biggest trees in the world are under threat from a
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long drought, four hot and dry years in california endangering giant saquoia trees and seeing nature under stress in the national parks. >> giant trees like this are very special and are the largest organisms on earth and are ancient and after four years of drought and effects of climate change researchers are worried about their future. >> losing the older needles and older leaves in amounts that were i had never seen before. >> reporter: roughly 2500 years old this one predates christianity and islam but more importantly for today is how tall it is. it's over 75 meters, more than 240 feet tall. scientists are going to go up in it today to try and take some water samples and god help me i'm going to follow them. oh, man. >> reporter: anthony leads a team from berkeley.
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he climbs to the very top of these trees to test them for signs of stress. warmer temperatures mean the trees need enormous amounts of water. >> on a typical giant sequoia may use between 5-800 gallons of water on a single summer day. >> reporter: the sierra snow pack giving water as it melts is now at a 500 year low and the trees survived droughts for thousands of years are surviving this so far but the team points out that the combination of drought and rising temperatures is unprecedented. >> now we are in the fourth year of this severe drought they still seem to be holding up pretty well. if we had another year as severe as this one i'd say all bets are off. >> reporter: this tree was a cheadle during the roman empire and adolescent when mohamed was alive and the history of the united states is a tiny fraction of its past, the question is whether it and its kind can
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survive in the future, california. on that note let's catch up with the weather and richard is here and we have that drought in california, is that putting the story in that region? >> trouble in north america it's a big place and lots of very distinct climate zones and this is a classic example across central and northern california worst drought in years with wild fires raging and in the desert southwest is something different and a tropical depression and not an interesting name but had a marked effect across the region as it pushed in and you can see now it's beginning to disintegrate and the presence of this comes hard on the heels of what was rainfall for los angeles and the second wettest september day ever recorded and the wettest day ever recorded in
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the last four years and meanwhile we had that tragic flooding in hill dale and california city, 13 people believes to have died and more than 60 millimeters of rain fell in just about three hours. meanwhile we've had rain from this particular system, this latest is all from hurricane linda, this is from remnants of 123 millimeters of rainfalling in parts of mexico. we have moisture still pushing into the desert southwest and potential for nasty storms on new mexico over the next 24 hours but as the system moving further to the north and east the risk of showers expected to die over the following couple of days. >> richard thank you very much for that and plenty more to come on al jazeera including as europe tries to accommodate thousands of refugees we look at one country that has managed to find some order amidst the chaos and as muslims gather in mecca
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there is an unique museum which celebrates the life of the prophet mohamed and sport coming up, and a show down between rivals in a major league baseball game. ♪
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hello you are watching al jazeera and reminder of the top stories, deadline for coup leaders to disarm or face attack by the army in burkina faso has passed. people have welcomed the army easterntry into the capitol ouagadougou to end the coup.
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u.n. envoy to libya proposed a peace deal to end the political crisis and leon gave the two rival governments a final text to form a unity administration and now set a deadline for october the 20th for both sides to sign the deal. palestinian woman is in a critical condition after being shot by an israeli soldier, witnesses deny israeli allegations that she attempted to stab the soldier and the shooting happened at a check point in hebron in the occupied west bank. okay, let's go back now. it's one year on since coalition forces started their strikes in syria, so we are going to speak to bernard smith and joins us live in turkey itself. bernard earlier we were just pointing out the fact that i.s.i.l. is facing so many
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attacks on so many fronts from el nusra front there were various groups and kurdish fighters, syrian government forces, you have got the united states, how is it that i.s.i.l. continue and this very obvious coalition strike and i.s.i.l. doesn't seem to be getting any wher where? >> reporter: well, the u.s. military will tell you that i.s.i.l. is a considerable, a force to be reconed with thousands of recruits fighting particularly in northern parts of syria but the u.s. central command will say that 17,000 square kilometers of territory in syria has been cleared of i.s.i.l. since those air strikes began. and remember it's doing this, the u.s. military without putting any of its own boots on the ground whether that is the u.s. military or the turkish military or other coalition forces, there is an enormous
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reluctance to put boots on the ground and relying on those air strikes and they succeeded pushing i.s.i.l. back with the air strikes because on the ground they relied on the different fighting groups that are in syria whether that be the kurds or other groups fighting assad or fighting i.s.i.l. so that is how they kept them back. the u.s. military recognizes that it needs more coordination on the ground to make those air strikes more effective. it's now able to use the air base which is just behind me and means the syria border is only 120 kilometers away from here compared to flying up from the gulf which they have to do before they open the base and to make it as effect tif -- effective as possible it needs help on the ground and training partners to work alongside rebel groups in syria and using those fighters to identify targets for air strikes in syria. >> those borders are very fluid
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aren't they originating from syria and iraq and to bring another confusing component to all of this we have got russia now also playing or wanting to play their role in what is taking place in syria, how is that all going to workout? >> reporter: well, of course moscow has been a longstanding supporter, major supporter of bashar al-assad and it is sending material and soldiers to a base in western syria. moscow says that is to continue to strengthen the fight against i.s.i.l. which it sees as a threat and u.s. sees as a threat and suspensions that they will not allow bashir el assad to fall and that makes it a challenge for the u.s. and its coalition because it doesn't
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want to get involved with the u.s. military in that confined air space before syria and means the u.s. and russians will have to talk and and militarys will have to talk so they can make sure there is not an ex escalation in this part of the world and moscow said there is a belief should the regime of bashar el assad fall it wants to be involved in the political settlement of syria after he falls so it might believe it needs a presence in this region to make sure it is involved somehow in that political settlement and i think all parties agree the only way this conflict in syria will end is if there is some sort of political settlement. >> speaking to us in turkey, thank you, let's go back to one of our top stories, four palestinian children have been detained by israeli soldiers in occupied east jerusalem. they were stopped on their way
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home from school on suspicion of throwing stones at soldiers. 25 palestinian children have been arrested recently. okay, jamal is part of the efficacy unit of defense for children international palestine and joins us live and thank you very much for joining us to discuss the subject on al jazeera. i mean, legally where does israel standard resting children? >> well, thank you for having me. the situation in east jerusalem is as following, unlike the west bank the israeli law applies to palestinians leaving in east jerusalem and in theory this law provides palestinians and israelis with legal safeguards but in practices we found that in 2015 israeli practices of israeli police is violating the rights of palestinian children
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in this law. it applies to palestinians but legally speaking the misinterpretation of the law and exceptions by the israeli police deprive the israeli children of their rights and given the fact that last year 70 0 palestinian were in east jerusalem alone. >> what do you mean by the misinterpretation of the law, what do you mean by that? >> well, basically the israeli law i mean ensures all the rights that were protected by the crc, the u.n. convention on the rights there but at the same time it allowed some exceptions of the rule in which the israeli police can use these exceptions and special circumstances but based on our research in 2015 and the first half we found out that the israeli police miss
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interpreted this and for example from house, according to israeli yes law the arrest should be used as a last resort but in the case of palestinian children, children are being arrested directly and arrested for offenses that were committed three months ago for example. so basically this is an interpretation. >> on the subject of these children being arrested, as i understand it, back in 2014, 700 children were arrested in east jerusalem, why are they being arrested, what sort of crimes? i know israel said they will be cracking down on stone throwing but 700? >> well, basically last summer i mean it was really intense for the palestinians in general and for the palestinians in east jerusalem and the charges they are charged with especially the children are throwing stones so
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basically clashes with israeli soldiers but without providing enough evidence by the israeli police. the fact goes back when he was burned alive from east jerusalem and this started a confrontation between the palestinians in east jerusalem and that resulted in a massive arrest of palestinian children. this reflects also policies implemented by the israeli government to handle the situation which instead of calming the situation they used more force to restraint the palestinians. >> okay, we will leave it there for now but thank you very much, just to update you on that we were saying that four palestinian children had been detained, that we understand those children were released and no action was taken against them. okay, let's return to one of our top stories and it's the refugee
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crisis in europe and border crossings have been crowded with people gradually emptying as the refugees are bussed to slovenia and austria and lawrence lee reports from the slovenia town. >> reporter: chaotic as this summer has been it is clear the refugees might hope their journeys will be a little quicker, a little less painful. but this reception center in the northern slovenia town is on the move closer to austria and then germany and are they happy about it. >> yes, it's quicker and these countries are excused. >> reporter: when will you go to austria do you think? >> maybe today after lunch. >> reporter: on the train. like its neighbors to the southeast slovenia has a logistical awareness and the red cross is waiting for the next lot to turn up and recognize the movements of people from serbia
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is getting faster. at the end of the summer it appears on the most basic level that europe is showing a bit more organization. >> translator: it's true, we have 250 beds available here and the refugees change everyday. as soon as 250 leave the next people arrive. >> reporter: so the next bus turns up, off they come and they are asked to go in. the reason slovenia can cope with refugees in what are relatively small reception centers is because the turn around of people are so fast and refugees we are told only spend about 12 hours here, have a rest, get changed and move on to the train station, that in turn frees up bed space for the next wave to come. staying just a few hours was too much for this group and refused to go in and said they just wanted to go to the rail way station after weeks of being herded by police forces their patience had run out. >> take us to train station
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thank you very much, thank you slovenia and train station or bus station, that is it. >> reporter: so off they walked into lines a few hundred meters up the road and into the train station and the $18 tickets will take them to the other side of the austria border and could get a train straight to the netherlands but are told they have to go through another system in austria and demonstrates that something is at least working and the countries have given up from keeping people where they want to go, lawrence lee in slovenia. croatia blocked cargo traffic from serbia after 30,000 refugees arrived in the past week. serbia has threatened to retaliate to the blockade and called for an emergency meeting and trucks stretch 12 kilometers on the serbia side of the border and croatia has closed all but
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one border crossing with serbia. ♪ now more than two million muslims expected in mecca for the annual launch in saudi arabia and hajj associated with the life of the prophet mohamed and for one man he says is misunderstood by the outside world and he decided to create something to change that view. >> translator: the idea of this project started when i wanted to write a book to change the stereotype of people about his life and many people think it's about wars and battles but in reality wars only represented a part of his life, the rest of the life were about moral and forgiveness, love of humanity and environmental and human and animal rights and i wanted to
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have a project to make the world aware of the project. this is showing the time and this is the cover and the world is here. this is his first wife. he was born here and it's here in this cave that his profecy started. this is the mosque. his house, here are the trenches to protect him. here is the mount and its famous battle. this diagram shows the structure of the state, it's not a modern state but had the bodies that exist today under different names and fully organized and had the prophet personal affairs and education and youth and special needs ministries of interior and foreign affairs. relied on new technology to present islam in a new, clear,
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simple and pure way and used 3d touch screens. this screen for example represents the work of five big volumes and anything you want to know could come up here with a single touch on the screen. this museum is more like an educational means to reflect the prophet's life and made replicas of the wall used in his life for example his body armore and helmet and sword and other personal items. the museum is open to the public and is free. thousands of people come from across the world to visit this museum. i financed this project with my own money and we registered it as an endowment and it will have branches abroad for the human and civilized message and it was inaugurated here in mecca in saudi arabia where the muslim faith started. you can find out much more about the hajj only our website and you can actually walk through all the main sites of the pilgram site and we have 360
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degrees of view at al, al still to come on al jazeera there were lots of snubs and surprises at this year as records were smashed and history was made. i'm in the occupied west bank where the palestinian territories first professional basketball player is hoping to play for the nba. ♪
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>> i died and came back to life... but yet still wanted to get high. >> i have prostituted. >> for drugs? >> for drugs, yeah. >> we're dealing with the worst drug epidemic in united states' history. >> she said "dad, please don't leave me here". i said "honey, i don't have any choice".
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the red carpet is being rolled out in one of the most fortified borders and the film festival is showcasing from around the world and harry faucet reports from south korea. >> reporter: it isn't quite the de-millzation but it's as close as you can get in the joined control zone and the "tmz" festival gets on the way and the film directly addresses this on the korean peninsula. tells the story of a defector and painter who makes critical works as an independent artist in the south. with his identity hidden to protect his family over the border the film charts his increasing anxiety as his first
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show in beijing begin to attract officials. >> he is very poetic and very honest and he has an unique story and he is a defector who still really loves his home land. he does not love a lot of things about his home land but his heart is -- he says he has a divided heart. >> reporter: for the festival's organizers make ing this an opener is statement of intent as they shift the focus on to inter korean issues. >> translator: it's always been a festival, not one dealing just with these issues. we certainly never promoted it that way. but this year we have brought in a special dmz session because of a feeling that it has not received enough attention in the past. >> reporter: the goal is to make a small festival in relative infancy into a documentary film event. in terms of scale this festival cannot compete with south korea and asia's biggest, the
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international film festival coming up, in a few weeks time but it has a particular focus, a focus on themes of peace. 100 films around the world to be shown with a theme of peace from the heavily militarized border. all important sport and sarah lots going on. >> thank you so much, after beating south africa in shocking rugby fans around the world with a big upset in world history japan wants to keep up momentum when they face them on wednesday and japan has a short, four-day tou tourn -- turn around and despite losing against scotland they are highly motivated to achieve some very specific goals. >> the message is within this
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are pretty strong and we want to make it go, this world cup and said we had two types and one was to make the quarter finals and the other the team of the tournament and therefore the scotland game is so important for us. >> ireland are the final team to be officially welcomes to the 2015 rug -- rugby and romania is next on sunday. and major league baseball the toronto blue jays beat the yankees and davis price had 7 shut out innings on monday and started off the scoring for the jays who managed three runs in the first inning, toronto winning 4-3 to 3 1/2 games clear of yankees and the first of three games. in texas the astros beat the
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angels for the second wild card spot in the american league west division and rookie homered and drove in three runs for the astros to a 6-3 win. first professional palestinian basketball player has set his sights on the nba and he grew up in the occupied west bank city of ramala and three seasons he has been playing china but wants to make it to the best league in the world and we went to meet him. >> reporter: basketball isn't just a game, it's a way of life. he started playing as a child on the streets of the occupied west bank city of ramali and now the first palestinian to play professional basketball. >> i love the game so i put it in my head i want to do this and be a professional basketball player. >> reporter: at 26 years old he has already played three seasons for a chinese team in asia's biggest league but that is not enough for the two meter tall
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center and he also wants to become the first palestinian to play for the u.s. national basketball association or nba. on a resent tour of the united states he impressed american and european scouts and he tells me he now plans to tryout for the nba summer league in hopes of being picked up by a major team. >> i'm going to show that palestine has a big message to show we can do whatever under occupation and without occupation and we can live life. >> reporter: he is popular with young palestinians and often invites them to his training sessions. with his dream of playing for the nba closer to become a reality than ever before he hopes his journey with being a professional basketball player will help him pursue a career in sports. basketball is not why we play across the palestinian territories and open spaces are different to find and players who join leagues often find it
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difficult to attend games in other cities because of israeli restrictions and still these young people want to play professional basketball. a goal he also shares and one he and everyone here is confident he will achieve, al jazeera, ramali in the occupied west bank. >> much more sport on our website and for the latest check out al and we have blogs and video clips from our correspondence around the world. >> that is lovely talk very much. the hugely popular series game of thrones won 12 prizes at this year's emmy awards and for the first time a black actress has taken a top honors at television's top night of the year and we report.
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>> reporter: davis how to get away with murder. >> entertainment t.v. loves making history and the 67th emmy awards broke a new barrier honoring the first black woman for outstanding actress in a drama series. >> let me tell you something, the only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. [applause] it was a sweet victory for the fantasy epic game of thrones with 12 prizes in total including outstanding drama series. >> my final days were interesting. >> reporter: the show holds the record for the most academy awards in a single year surpassing the west wing. >> thanks hbo for believing in dragons thank you. >> and thank you all for watching. >> reporter: there was the usual humor like this from four time out standing actress winner
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julia louis drefus. >> and to quote the sattire what a great honor it must be for you to honor me tonight. [laughter] oh, wait, no, no, i'm so sorry, donald trump said that, i'm sorry. >> reporter: and the leading actor went home with his first trophy after eight nominations for the role and john stewart wrapped up the stint with the daily show with another emmy for outstanding variety talk series and stewart left the show in august after a historic 16-year run marked by multiple awards. >> thank you so very much. you will never have to see me again. thank you. >> reporter: al jazeera. fantastic and stay with us here on al jazeera and i'll be back shortly with another news bulletin. ♪
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♪ disarm or risk being attacked, altimatum issued in burkina faso which has come and gone. ♪ hello there live from doha, also coming up, on the program, take it or leave it, the u.n. envoy to libya presents the country's warring factions with a final peace deal. human rights group says egyptian military campaign against i.s.i.l. in northern sinai is harming thousands of civilians. also eu ministers due to meet to


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