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♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello and welcome to the news sure, i'm in doha and coming up, in the next 60 minutes, the saudi government orders a safety review of all hajj procedures following a stampede that left more than 700 people dead. the new melinnium goals and how they are working for some in the african nation of rowanda and chinese president xi jinping is set to meet with u.s. president
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barack obama and cyber security and climate change are all on the agenda. pope francis prepares to address the u.n. catholics are finding ways to build a fuse. ♪ the king of saudi arabia has ordered a safety review of all hajj procedures, the review and investigation follows a stampede that has killed more than 700 people on thursday. hundreds have also been injured. it's the deadliest disaster to effect the hajj in more than two decades. >> translator: regardless of the investigation results the improvements of the methods and mechanisms of the hajj season will not stop and we have told them to reevaluate the current policy and distribution of responsibilities. >> reporter: well, the crush happened on the outskirts of the holly city of mecca in a place
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called nina as huge crowds of pilgrims were on the move, there was a sudden rush of people heading to the pillars which are surrounded by a five-story structure known as the jamarat bridge and we are joined live now from nina and first off omar you have carried out the hajj and have taken part, we are seeing many reports from international governments saying they are looking into whether citizens have been affected by the tragedy, do you as a pilgrim walk around mecca and nina carrying out the hajj, do you walk with your identity? >> yes, i do. and every pilgrim entering the kingdom has to have that identity card otherwise they will not be allowed to enter saudi arabia at any entry point whether the borders or at the
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airports so basically all the pilgrims need to have their identification and also their hajj numbers and also some of them are giving the bands on their wrists with their phone numbers as well as their nationalitys, age, blood group, et cetera, and more information so everything is processed and also when you enter saudi arabia the authorities will ask to take fingerprints elbow -- electronically to have it in the system. and to identify the numbers of the pilgrims who passed away in the tragedy i think the process has already started and it will take two days given the number of the dead people but eventually it will come up. we also i know from different reports that for example there are about 100 pilgrims from iran and authorities have already started identifying the dead. >> just looking behind you omar
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it's very obvious that the hajj continues, what is the atmosphere like following this tragedy? >> i managed to speak to a group of pilgrims early this morning and asked them about the tragedy and there are 1.9 million pilgrims and it's crowded and disasters and tragedies do happen, let me step out of the camera and show you what is happening and you can see it's the big tent city and houses more than 160,000 tents full of pilgrims and you can also understand the how big the saudi authorities and efforts in trying to organize the hajj and five streets leading to the complex and this is big projects they have been doing for years and i can also see crowds of people heading out and coming out and very smooth and i will let the camera man pan to my
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right and you can see the complex where the actual storing where rituals have taken place and seems very quiet i think and i think there is fear among people, i think the tragedy made the pilgrims aware, increase their awareness, their safety procedures and try to perform the ritual very peacefully in an easy and calm manner rather than watching this and the problem is with huge people of 1.9 million pilgrims trying to perform the ritual in the same day and perhaps the same time that causes a big problem for the saudi authorities. >> and many people who are learning as the story develops about the muslim religion and the hajj, there are many questions now about the numbers of people coming through and carrying out hajj, people are
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saying maybe there are quotas that should be placed and many people are saying why can't it be similar to the catholic lord's pilgrimage and takes place throughout the year, can you explain to us the significance of hajj and also a similar pilgrimage called oomra. >> hajj is the fifth pillar of islam and every muslim needs to perform the hajj if he or she is physically and financially capable so it's key for the muslim faith. speaking to a lot of pilgrims this is a journey of a lifetime for them and many people are saving for this moment for years and perhaps decades to come and perform the ritual. it's very sentimental for them and when tragedies happen during the years it will not deter people off. now hajj takes about five to six
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days depending on certain ceremonies and certain rituals and can do it in a speedy manner if you are an old man or old woman and have a religious excuse and hajj takes part in a certain time of islamic calendar and takes five or six days and the other can happen any time of the year and kru can perform the omra and you go to surrounding and you circle seven times in the grand mosque in mecca and this is performing this omra and happens in the holy week of ramadan and coming to mecca during ramadan and that is the difference between omra and hajj. >> thank you very much for that in nina. pope francis arrived in new york on thursday, all as part of his
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three-city u.s. tour and now he offered up prayers for the pilgrims who died at nina as he held mass at st. patricks cathedral. >> translator: i would like to express two sentiment for my muslims brothers and sisters and first as they celebrate the feast and at this moment of prayer i unite with my all and pray to the father all powerful and merciful. >> the headquarters in new york and the first address to the general assembly. the pontiff was greeted by thousands of people on thursday as he arrived at st. patricks cathedral in new york, he shook hands and he also gave blessings to the faithful before leading the evening mass. ♪
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now the united nations general assembly in 2000 set out ambitious goals for helping those most in need with the need of eradicating poverty and ending gender inequality as well as improving health and education so 15 years on world leaders are gathering again in new york to discuss whether their aims have been fulfilled and our diplomatic editor james base has been taking a look. >> reporter: it was back in 2000 the former u.n. secretary-general announced plans for ambitious goals to mark the start of the new mellinium to help the needy people on earth and go for 15 years and that time is up and what is the success? it's a mixed picture and one target was half the proportion of people living on less than a
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dollar a day and that was met five years ago in 2010 and let's look at another goal to reduce by three quarters the mortality ratio and not region of the world met that goal to bring down the number of women who died in child birth. because there is so much more to do they will have more ambitious goals and they are called the sustainable development goals, that is a mouthful and publically they will be branded the global goals and will launch them in new york as they gather this weekend but with so many other issues to discuss in the next week including conflicts in the middle east and refugee crisis in europe do they risk being over shadowed, advisor to the advisor ban ki-moon says no. >> all goals matter because if you invest in this we will put syria out of business and its war, we will put the migration issue out of business, people will remain in their countries and as we talk about migration
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it will be about planned migration and not forced so i think we are the panacea for many of the issues we see today, you have 17 goals and have the answer to resolving many of the crisis that will come in heads of state and assembly this year. >> one of the biggest issues facing mankind won't be completely covered by the new goals and sustainable development goals include a commitment to tackle climate change and remains a highly controversial issue and all the details will have to be worked out at another special summit meeting in paris in november. >> james base there, rowanda benefitted from some of those development goals set out by the u.n., it's one of the best performing countries and catherine reports from the city on how rowanda is getting it right. >> reporter: she has owned her cow for two years now and named it translated achieving goals and rowanda poverty er
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ratification program and each needy family is given one cow and now she has enough milk for her children and a little extra she can sell at the market. in the spirit of the program she has to give them first to her neighbor. >> translator: i grew up without a cow. with this cow i can feed my children, take them to school and buy clothes. i wish the same happiness for my neighbor. >> reporter: that neighbor lost her son and husband in the 1994 genocide passing on the cost is a way of uniting communities that are deeply divided by those killings, the program also helps reduce poverty animal nutrition, two of the eight melinnium goals and with the goals rowanda seems to be getting it right and one of the best performing countries and this is because the services go to the poorst people and the
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rowanda government uses practices to involve communities here and has reached and in some areas surpassed the targets that were set at the turn of the century but the country is still struggling to meet the number one target. >> you have the population living on the poverty line and the second indicator is employment, dealing with the third one is nutrition and even here they have really deployed police. >> reporter: rowanda relies on aid for development agenda an and collapsed in 1994 but growing at a healthy average of 8% annually and three quarters of the country budget is run on local resources and 14% is borrowed and the rest is from
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money. >> contribution of aid in the traditional aid was only 20%. we are working very hard to make sure we can increase the domestic resources so we are self sufficient. >> reporter: the president's government has been accused of intolerance when it comes to opposition to its rule but his fiercest critics will acknowledge that rowanda is a successful model for the rest of the developing world, catherine in rowanda. stay with us on al jazeera because coming up, from working on a factory line to working online, just 10% of bangladesh people have internet access but it's already transforming lives. also the philippines steps up the search for foreign tourists abducted from their yacht at a luxury resort. and in sport find out if they can upset the mighty new zealand
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at t at the rugby world cup. ♪ now the u.n. secretary-general has condemned thursday's attack on a mosque in yemen and banki moon called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice, at least 25 people died when two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a mosque run by shia houthis in sanaa. it happened during prayers marking the start of the muslim holiday of eid-al-adha and affiliaters with i.s.i.l. claimed responsibility for the attack, that attack came two days after yemen's president hadi returned from a six-month exile. he performed eid prayers at his home in the southern city of aiden. china is expected to announce plans to limit greenhouse gasses and force industries to buy
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pollution credits and xi jinping will be unveiling his climate change strategy on friday following a meeting with barack obama at the white house and on thursday mr. obama hosted the president xi jinping for a private dinner and cyber security and disputes in the south china sea are likely to be discussed by the two leaders and patty has more. >> reporter: the white house is talking tough on the eve of xi jinping's visit raising the possibility of the military going by disputed islands in the south china see and the security advisor sent this message. >> the united states of america will sail, fly and operate anywhere that international law permits. >> reporter: president barack obama had this morning on cyber attacks of u.s. companies. >> it's an act of aggression and has to stop and we are preparing a number of measures that will
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indicate to the chinese that this is not just a matter of us being mildly upset. >> reporter: the administration has floated the idea that they will sanction chinese companies and people for hacking into u.s. companies, some analysts believe that would be a danger -- dangerous move. >> are we doing this against russia or sanctioning companies around the world or just going to pick on china, this is not well thought through. >> reporter: u.s. has been singling out china charging five military officers last year and accusing china of stealing the personnel files of millions of federal workers without offering any proof. >> you have to kind of salute the chinese for what they did, you know, if we had the opportunity to do that i don't think we would hesitate for a minute. >> just to be clear are you identifying chie -- china as
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the perpetrator behind the opium attack. >> points out because of the edward snowden leaks we know the u.s. has been doing its own fair share of spying and searching encrypted e-mails and communication that travels through under sea cables. the obama administration says there is a difference for spying for economic damage versus national security and in the area of national security the two leaders hope to make history and working to finalize an agreement to ban cyber attacks targeting the infrastructure during peace time and the white house is hoping that could be a first step on what has been a rocky road in the relationship between two major powers, patty with al jazeera, washington. a china analyst and joins me now from hong kong and just very quickly let's just address the expected announcements on this
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cap and trade program to limit emissions, this is quite a significant step for china, isn't it? >> well, this is the president xi jinping first visit as president although he has been to the united states before but also comes at a time of a changing dynamics inside china both the economics and also the kind of politics are changing quite rapidly and also the relations between china and america is getting more and more strained. and that highlights the danger of so called trap whereby and assisting in the super power he was challenged by the rising power and that usually in history led to war. so president xi jinping is trying to lay all the worries and trying very hard to lay all these concerns to rest if possible and is projecting a more presentable and more
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friendly kind of face to the american people but these -- in the conflict and in the rivalry between america and china unlikely to be resolved during one single visit and a lot of work needs to be done on both sides. >> are you talking about the united states or other governments that do business with china? >> basically it's the two super powers, america of course is the existing super power and china being the second largest economy is set to become the world's largest economy in the not too distant future and the military strength and is now exerting herself in the south china sea and worries in america about china's cyber risks so all these issues need to be addressed and
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then these issues of course are fed into a kind of mutual distress and china on her side feels like she is being encircled by increasing american alliances with allies particularly with countries with territorial disputes with china and both countries have a lot in common and climate change is one and alleviation of world poverty and fight against terrorism and a proliferation. so by working on possible areas of cooperation they could build an atmosphere of better trust and new rivalry and not going away. these things and changes are not going to happen overnight, are they? president xi jinping when he first arrived in the united states, it was down to business first, reassuring his move
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towards a more open economy and even with this new cap and trade program it does mean that china will have to be more open to scrutiny and china is a country is not comfortable with that. >> well, natural ly, it's not cheap and passed over is not enough and that is why when the presidency is likely to unveil some concrete programs as you mentioned, the cap and trade initiative is really very positive in the role map as a kind of milestone to the climate change in paris later on but also possibly there was talk about the by lateral investment treaty and these are some of the concrete steps both countries can take of building greater trust and cooperation. >> andrew we will leave it there, running out of time,
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thank you very much. now the philippine government says it is doing everything it can to rescue three foreign tourists who were kidnapped from a luxury resort on an island in the southern philippines, 11 men with guns took the hostages on monday. and we have more. >> reporter: navy seals are looking for the armed group. the massive search area covers hundreds of kilometers and includes a remote mountain region and military and police resources are stretched but since the abduction monday night they have found nothing. this is where it happened around 11:00 p.m. monday night a group of about 11 heavily armed men forcibly entered the marina and randomly entered some of the yachts before speeding off with some of the hostages on the boat. closed circuit t.v. shows the four hostages being led away and
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include comedian robert hall and resort manager said and the local philippine woman floor thought to be the girlfriend of hall. >> we are sure that the members of the community and the families of the victims that it's an isolated case particularly here in the area of the region because this is the first time that has happened for a long time. >> reporter: the president says army scouts are on the trail of the group which was previously unknown. this might be a reference to the army where break away members of the national liberation front and also concerns that the army may have members in its ranks, a group known for its kidnapping and ruthless tactics and the main rebel group denies any involvement. >> translator: for us we can assure you and this government that our organization will keep communication lines open to help with whatever problems.
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>> reporter: he is worried about his daughter and he says she is a single mother who just met robert hall less than three months ago. back at the marina where they were abducted their yachts remain at anchor and staff and guests are tense following the incident. the island has always been spared the violence afflicting the region until now, southern philippines. south korean citizen and resident of the united states is detained in north korea for five months made an appearance before the media and read a prepared speech full of praise for the country and its government. in a 21-year-old student of new york university admitted to entering north korea illegally. it remains unclear if north korea plans to prosecute him or
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release him home. okay, let's catch up with the weather, richard, stormy weather for some. >> yes, across central parts of africa, still some big storms that you expect and don't see the rains begin to move and it's that time of the year and as we look at the satellite we see major storm systems brewing through and moving east of the flow. the rains go north and come back south following the sun and we had the awesome equinox with rains in the north heading southwest and rainfall total from rowanda as they second and enter the second monsoon season and parts of west africa we had big storms as you expect in the gulf of guinea for a good part of the year and 312 millimeters of rain from ivory coast and i'm not quite sure but we certainly had reports of flooding in northeastern parts of nigeria.
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now, this is as a result of heavy rain but not directly and had a big impact on crops across the region but seems to be because of the opening of a dam in neighboring cameroon and heavy rain across nigeria and cameroon and likely further heavy rain to cameroon and parts of the drc over the next 24-48 hours, that moving a little bit further toward the east and one or two heavy showers around the gulf of guinea. thank you very much richard and coming up, on the program as rohinja people and many face abuse and death even where they seek refuge and we have the story plus parents of mexico's missing students demand an international investigation into their disappearance and we have the sport and bad day for golf's world number one, all the details coming up. ♪
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welcome back, reminder of the top stories on al jazeera, the king of saudi arabia ordered a safety review of all hajj procedures, the review and investigation follows a stampede that killed more than 700 people on thursday, hundreds were also injured. pope francis will address world leaders in new york on friday ahead of his first address to the general assembly he was greeted by thousands as he arrived at st. patricks
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cathedral in manhattan. china expected to announce plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and force them to buy pollution credits and the president xi jinping will be unveiling his climate change strategy later following a summit meeting with u.s. president barack obama at the white house. more now on one of our top stories and when the u.n. meets on friday world leaders will set out a new set of development targets to run until 2030, these sustainable development goals will replace the melinium goals which expire at the end of this year, the u.n. said one in nine people in the world is hungry and wants to end poverty in all forms and push for food security. 103 million youngsters can't read or write, more than 60% of them are girls. now they promote educational opportunities and gender
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equality, one in five people lack access to modern forms of electricity and u.n. wants access to affordable and sustainable energy supplies for all. while the statute is an emerging economy specialist and joins us via skype from nairobi and thank you for joining us on al jazeera, first off how do you think the goals have done the last set of mellinium goals, how have they performed? >> sitting in nairobi i think the performance in africa has been sub par i'm afraid with a massive diverge answer who have done well and ghanna has done well but they are off the chart on the left-hand side as it were. i think there was some great initiatives allowing countries
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room and capacity but i think you know if you look at africa, 87% of expenditure is derived from commodity exports and my concern is we have seen a commonty price crash and the countries borrow more money and currency is dropping sharply and we will see a change in the african situation and i think that is what we need some focus on now. >> very disheartening listening to what you are saying there and you mentioned ghanna and we carried a report on rowanda as an example of a country that has done quite well and why haven't more countries profited from these and what has gone wrong? >> we have appreciation of singapore and determination there and i think that is why it has proven such an outlier in
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africa in its improvement and there are a number of other cases and people are talking about primary school in rome being very high but when you are on the ground what is that enrollment delivery, what are classrooms with 60 kids, one teacher, and sometimes the teacher is not there so there are lots of issues around how it's being measured and what is actually being said. i don't think it's such a great narrative when you look at the continent and i'm worried that, you know, we saw this sort of rising tide, it lifted this and that tide is out, take countries like nigeria and angola and it is hard in the last 12 months and can you imagine what that is going to do to all these social policies, these development goals that are out there and they just don't have the money. >> i'm going to ask you the obvious question here that i think is on a lot of people's minds listening to you how much does corruption come into this?
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>> well, it's a huge problem for africa and particularly the resource-rich companies where, you know, people like tom burgess have written about it and there is kind of a looting machine and i think in nigeria he has not appointed his cabinet and doing a forensic order and making attempt to deal with it and on the rest of the continent it's a very big problem. if you can promise a lot of cash at the time of the election and to the winning party you practically control the leaders of state and this problem is going to become worse because the trough is being drained and the trough was twice as big months ago and now it's half the size and corruption is going to cause even more damage than it was doing in the good times and now entering the further times and these guys hopefully need to get off therough and the problem is ourselves, it's some of our governments and multi
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national companies and it's a whole bunch of things but i have not seen a significant improvement in that trend yet, a lot more visibility of it, people talking about it but what is actually being done i'm not so sure. >> fascinating speaking to you, thank you very much, thank you. well, the u.n. aid chief has called on pro-russia rebels in eastern ukraine to allow u.n. agencies to continue their work and separatists have told international aid groups to lead the luhansk and donetsk suspended operations and conflicts which began in april of last year killed nearly 8,000 people. hungary's prime minister says he is ready for a corridor for refugees trying to get to richer western european countries. after meeting the austrian
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chancellor the question is if the flow of people can be stopped and lawrence lee reports now from hungary. >> reporter: it might not seem like it but little places in southern hungary the vision of unity and dealing with the refugee crisis looks like a nightmare come true. you can see the millage from the piece of hungarian land and they are investigating to set up a semi permanent camp for a thousand refugees but it's basically a bog and even providing water would cost a fortune and the idea that hundreds of men from the middle east might be dumped here is more of an immediate concern. >> translator: the vast majority are young, strong men and on their journey they have natural needs they have not been able to satisfy and there is a strong possibility because of their cultural background they will satisfy their needs in hungary or europe but not in a european way. >> reporter: there are hundreds
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of little places like this across hungry and other resent european countries with no money and no prospects and she is expecting a daughter soon and think the refugees could be offered more financial help than her baby. >> translator: suddenly people are coming from a totally different culture and they are entitled to aid and i understand refugees are in need but i think majority of them will be up set. >> reporter: and those with a long memory might understand which hungary's attitude has more than a little irony attached to it, in 56 when they invaded hungary the fiercest resistance was here and thousands of people were killed or had to run for their lives as refugees. but of course that was 60 years ago. now it appears a substantial part of hungarian opinion thinks
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the eu quota plan would put the wrong sort of refugees in their country. the logic of the quota plans mean they are vulnerable and put in slovakia where the far right is strong and easily subject to attack and this resent demonstration had refugees. we asked the mayor what his opinion is now of the european union and he said he would show us and promptly took down the eu flag from the village hole and stuck it in a cupboard and this could help, lawrence lee in southern hungry. new wave of arrivals of rohinja people and fleeing persecution of myanmar from thailand and indonesia where
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they refused asylum and wayne hey reports from southern thailand where rohinja face abuse and sometimes even death. >> reporter: a slow, delicate process is just beginning in a lab in southern thailand, forensic scientists are investigating the deaths of more than 30 people whose remains were found on the border of malaysia in may and only completed about 10% of dna testing on the bones and have not discovered how they died. >> translator: the first step was to identify their gender, heights and rough ages, the next step is to identify who the people are and that requires dna data comparison. >> reporter: and that is unlikely to ever happen. the victims are believes to be rohinja from myanmar and face persecution by the government. >> translator: to find their family members is not an easy task since we have no idea who these people were, we have no
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access to the rohinja in myanmar. >> reporter: the graves were discovered in a thick jungle and more found across the border in malaysia and have went to traffick traffickers and held for ran some and he was born in myanmar and left by boat three years ago hoping for a better life away from camps and he and 100,000 others were forced into and once in thailand he was bought and sold by fishermen and rubber farmers and during two years of forced labor with no pay, now as the wet season nears an end he is trying to convince his family to stay in myanmar. >> translator: i keep telling my family members about my situation and the experience and i tell them to be patient in the camps and don't try to leave and say myanmar will be a better place one day. >> reporter: in connection with the deaths 88 people have been
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charged with offenses related to trafficking, no one has been charged with murder or manslaughter. this is the final resting place, residents here say in the days after remains were found in the jungle most were reburied here, there is not much to show for it, it's an over grown, unmarked grave site on the edge of a muslim cemetery in southern thailand. it's likely similar tragedies will happen again unless there is a strong regional and international response to a problem that is only going to get worse. wane hey, al jazeera, thailand. mexican president says he will appoint a new special prosecutor to search for the country's disappeared. he did not commit to an internationally led probe which has been demanded by the families of 43 missing students. the parents dismissed the government claim the students were killed after corrupt police
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delivered them to members of a drug gang. do stay tuned because coming up, we have the sport and in georgia, the eastern european country hoping to make a big impact on the rugby world cup and sarah is up next. ♪
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millenni ♪ now, in bangladesh only about 10% of the population are connected to the internet but it is already transforming lives. in fact, in some areas farmers
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and laborers are making ten times what they used to selling things online and we report. >> reporter: his office is not very impressive and he doesn't even have a chair but it's a big improvement from his previous job and he used to work as a day laborer in the garment accessory industry making $58 a month then he went online selling fashion products, electronics and anything else he can get his hands on from nearby wholesalers to customers all over bangladesh. >> translator: i didn't have any capital, it was impossible for me to start a real business and i realized i could sell things online without needing to already have a lot of money. >> reporter: a quarter of the sellers on the website he uses to sell his goods come from rural areas like him but his location presents him with his biggest obstacle, getting his orders delivered. it takes him two hours including
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a boat ride to get to the nearest delivery service that he can trust. while logistical problems is be a pain for him, there is a reason behind the fast-growing popularity of online retailing. for most customers coming to a large marketplace in the city center can be a real nightmare because of bangladesh's netor i i -- netorious traffic and he says he is slowly getting used to ordering from the internet. >> to be honest i'm not fond of paying up front before i get the product because, you know, it's just beyond my comfort zone but when i can pay cash on delivery i'm very comfortable. >> reporter: he sells his goods on a website set up by a german internet company that is investing in bangladesh with independent analysts estimating
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the internet penetration here to still be low at about 10% and he expects the online market here to grow in the next few years. >> potential bangladesh is huge for a variety of reasons, first of all the population of 160, 170 million and that is something we look at when we decide which country to expand to. we started here in the beginning of 2014 which was kind of on the back of when the 3g came here so more and more people are browsing the internet from their mobile phones. >> reporter: he doesn't need to wait for the future, while not all his neighbors are benefitting from this digital revolution he says his life has already been transformed. al jazeera, bangladesh. former british futbol star david beckham said more needs to be done to protect children from violence, poverty and disease.
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the u.n. good will ambassador spoke about his new initiative known as the seven funds which helps children in poor nation and conflict zone and u.n. children's fund says more than 15 million children were affected by conflict and poverty in 2014. >> my message for the leaders to the pope and coming to new york today is a strong one and important one because it's about children and the future of children and it's about my involvement as an ambassador for unicef and my fund for unicef, the seven fund. we are here today to announce the installation that has been done by google and friends at google that have done something that is really incredible because we can't bring all the children from all over the world to here so what we have done is bring their voices and it's such a powerful tool and something that will really hit home with leaders all around the world. let's catch up with sport
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proper now, sarah. >> thank you so much. defending rugby worldew zealand second win at the tournament and as expected the all blacks were far too strong and new zealands had nine tries in 58-14 win and sarah coats reports. >> reporter: new zealand were always going to be a prospect for african side, the world's premier rugby side up against the tournament's lowest ranked team and drew first blood for the old blast in just six minutes. and from there the tries just kept on coming. five in the first half alone. defending champions the all
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black showing just why they are the best in the world. as they went into the break leading 34-6. refused to give up in their first ever game against the all blacks and it paid off with a moment of history for the count country. but new zealand carried on scoring and went over in the 61st minute then it was julian's turn. cody taylor found the chalk in the 80th minute and his job was well and fully done, 58-14 is the all-time score, sarah coats al jazeera. despite that score new zealand coach was not happy with what he saw. >> it was frustrating.
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i think the last 20 minutes of the game there were 40 incidents of the game being played so it was very hard to play rugby when you have a game like that. >> one game on friday and georgia takes on argentina and started the tournaments with a surprise win over tonga and robin walker reports from georgia on the country's unlikely but special relationship with rugby. >> reporter: these young fans hope that georgia can go further than it ever has gone before in the rub bee world cup. anything seems possible after the national team beat tonga. >> translator: they are great players and play a fantastic game and defending georgia and when they come back i believe they will bring back the cup. >> reporter: that maybe youthful optimism but georgia
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has reasons to be proud. and the side has qualified for every world cup since 2003 and at home the game is thriving, these youngsters are more than 11,000 registered players. rugby was invented in the 19th century england when a boy picked up a ball at school and ran with it but these boys is be forgiven for thinking that the sport's roots lie here in georgia. every easter some georgia villages play the ancient game and it's chaotic, lawless but familiar. georgia's own rough and tumble version of the sport. georgia is a natural fit for rugby says the man responsible for developing the game here. >> translator: a link between the tradition and present day
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rugby and the seeds are planted in good ground here, in the former soviet union they have basketball, in the baltics ice hockey and rugby is georgia. >> reporter: dreams of a day when young georgians play the game in the streets and another win this world cup would bring that dream closer to reality. jay walker, al jazeera. england announce line up changes ahead of saturday's crucial pool game against whales and george fort has been dropped with farrel as replacement and won fiji and sam and bill will start saturday's game as well. england's group also contained two time world champion australia with two teams progressing to the quarter finals. >> we are dealing with who was
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available and georgia is fantastic and fortunate to have players in opposition and i think since that final obviously on the march and pushing out and pushing hard in training consistently. >> driver daniel was fastest in the second practice section of the grand prix and hit the morning and afternoon section and was best at navigating the wet weather clocking a time of 69.2777 seconds and only .200 ahead of rossburg and lewis hamilton was half a second back in third. formula one returned to sazuka since the fatal crash last year and the driver was severely injured in a crash during the japanese grand prix, the 25-year-old remained comatose until his death in july. japan's sports minister resigned
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due to the troubles with the plan for the country's olympic stadium and he told prime minister he wanted to take responsibility for the problem. the original plan for the tokyo 2020 stadium was scrapped after the cost rose over $2 billion and has been asked to stay in office until a successor is named. benson has taken a two-shot lead at golf tour championship in atlanta and a seven under par of 63 on day one on this event for the world's top 30 players and jason dey is world number one after winning four of the last six events but triple bogie at the fifth did not help the cause and he is six shots off the pace. >> on top of the leaderboard in any tournament and it's been a lot of jason and jordan and
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ricky and of course it is good to get a good start and hopefully we can progress for here this week. >> that is your sport for now and back to you. >> thank you and thousands have been flocking to see the pope in the united states and the actual number of people attending mass in many catholic churches has fallen. and as kris tin now reports a new movement is trying to bring people back to the pews. >> reporter: buffalo, new york is home to 32 catholic parishs and most go back decades to a time when immigrants flocked here for jobs in the steel and grain mills. but while beautiful church buildings remain, many parishioners moved away leaving behind empty pews and aging congregations. father richard sajack has been affiliated with st. ambrose church for 35 years. >> it was the largest sea port
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and it was one of the largest cities in the country, you know, so a lot of people began to came here, the grain mills had a lot of work here and our population base was a lot larger at the turn of the century than it actually is today. the father of the son and the holy spirit. >> reporter: it's a full house thanks to a group of catholics who started a phenomenon of mass mobs and every week they pick a different church and they encourage people to come and worship and leave a few dollars in the baskets. >> and the old cities are in danger of disappearing and what we wanted to do is introduce or reintroduce people to a lot of the wonderful and glorious churches we have throughout the city of buffalo. >> reporter: these are what organizers of mass mobs are trying to avoid, churches once the focal point of community, the source of important family memories like weddings and
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baptisms boarded up and forgotten. some come for the history and the architecture and st. ambrose colorful windows with modern teachings are a draw and it's about the people and spiritual energy that comes with the crowd. >> so wonderful to see the churches filled, it would be so nice to have them like this every week. >> i grew up two blocks away and went to school here and went to church here and coming back you just feel welcome. >> reporter: mobs taking place in more than 20 cities to preserve for many what are cornerstones of the community. kristen with al jazeera, buffalo, new york. do stay tuned, there is plenty more coming up, on al jazeera, i'll be back after the break and going through all our top stories and don't forget in the meantime there is plenty more on our website, the address is al, see you soon.
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