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this is al jazeera. and this is the al jazeera news hour. good to have you along. i'm david foster. here's a taste of some of what we're studying in detail in the next 60 minutes. facing criminal proceedings. sepp blatter is being questioned by officials. we address this agreement cannady lid and constructively. >> deals and plans put in place as the u.s. and chinese presidents have talks in washington, d.c.
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volkswagen appointing a new ceo. there will be no speedy end to the crisis. and the last british resident at guantanamo bay is now to be sent home. he's been detained since 2002 but never been charged. in sport, argentina have claimed their first win at this year's rugby world cup. the south americans running in seven tries against georgia in a convincing 54-9 victory. well, sepp blatter is facing criminal proceedings in switzerland. the head of football's world governing body is being questioned by swiss officials four months publicly announcing that he would step down as fifa president after allegations of corruption in the organization. more from our sports
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correspondent lee wellings. >> reporter: the net of the criminal investigation has been closing around fifa headquarters. the question has been when the investigation would reach the president. the answer came on the day sepp blatter chaired an executive committee meeting. behind closed doors he was interrogated by swiss officers and data seized. media were waiting for a press conference that never happened. blatter accused of misappropriation of funds and criminal mismanagement. once again the name of disgraced former vice president jack vorner was involved. in a statement the swiss attorney general said in september 2005 mr. joseph blatter signed a contract with the caribbean football union unfavorable to feef at that. blatter accused of abusing his position with that contract and one in 2011 for work on a decade earlier. that payment to the michelle
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blatter. platini was also questioned at fifa hq and embroiled in a sorry mess along with others. a form of denial on behalf of blatter came from his lawyers. they said he's cooperating and we're confident when swiss authorities have a chance to review documents and evidence, they will see no mismanagement occurred. ironically they announced plans for more transparency from the elt thick committee. >> he'll be suspended and referred to the ethics committee which is the body that handles these instances within fifa. if he's referred to the committee, he will have to step down as president and be suspended. because he's due to stand down in february anyway, i think this is really the end for blatter. >> outside of feef ma long before the fbi's dramatic intervention in zurich in may which ended in 14 arrests, the
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swiss attorney general's team cooperated closely with their u.s. counterparts. this geopolitically sensitive works continues and leaves fifa in complete turmoil. an organization meant to the guardians of football torn apart by crime. lee is with me in the studio for this news hour now. sepp blatter is going, he's history in many ways. what of plattini, the man that would like to take his place? it's looking very wobbly? >> definitely. it's a fascinating aspect of this. he's accused of doing it with mr. blatter. he looks like he represents the old regime and part of the feef at that setup on the executive committee for many years. now there's an accusation against him. he's the clear favorite or perhaps was the clear favorite to be the new fifa president on
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the 26th. now the other people look at this and say we have a completely new, clean, fifa. does michelle plattini represent that? >> in terms of the swiss and u.s. authorities, this all originated in the united states. what is the position -- what is the position with the americans? >> what's happening is the americans are making sure they work very, very closely with swiss counterparts and the attorney general's office. we saw that with a press conference last week. they've been beavering away to make sure that with the intelligence the americans and the fbi have it's not only properly shared and handles sensitively and politically. there are plenty of country that wonder about america's right to police this, such as china and russia said, why are they doing it? it's quite beneficial to the americans that this is a swiss raid today. >> lee, thank you.
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the u.s. and chinese presidents have had what they call a candid discussion about long-running issues during the chinese leader's official state visit. barack obama's hosting him in washington, d.c. and they met for an hour in the white house talking about cyber crime, climate change, economic groet was discussed. territorial disputes too with ping giving no ground whatsoe r whatsoever. >> translator: islands are china's territory. we have the right to uphold our own rights. we're committed to manage differences and dispute through dialogue and addressing disputes through negotiation, consultation and peaceful manner. >> let's go to patty cal han
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outside the white house. first, what about about all the junk that u.s. companies, chinese firms flow up into the air? these are the two biggest polluters on the planet. what have they decided to do about that? >> reporter: well, it's a big announcement. you didn't hear this very much from president xi. he sort of deferred to president barack obama to announce all the moves that china is going to make when it comes to making change. china will give $3 billion to companies that move in the direction of clean energy. the bigger announcements with environmental groups, absolutely huge, they're going to make polluting expensive. instituting a cap and trade system in the next two years. let's hear how the president put that. >> today i want to commend china for announcing it will begin a
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national market-based cap and trade system to limit emissions from some of its largest sectors. our two countries are also forward our common vision for the ambitious climate change agreements that we seek in paris. when the world's two largest economies, energy consumers, and carbon emitters come together like this, then there's no reason for other countries, whether developed or developing, to not do so as well. >> patty, we're not talking about the sort of spying that each country indulges in, but we're talking about cyber spying. a bit frosty it appeared to me, the body language between the two, when barack obama brought this up. >> reporter: it did seem a bit tense, more tense than you usually see -- keep in mind, aides have worked behind the scenes feverishly in this case so they can come out and announce an agreement and put a happy face on it. it didn't give you that feel.
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when it came to the issue of corporate espionage, there was apparently progress. again, it mostly came from president obama saying that the two countries have an agreement that china will not take part in or support the stealing of corporate secrets. basically trade secrets or intellectual property. but the president, president obama seemed very skeptical about this agreement working. he said, basically, i want to see actions rather than words and held out the threat of sanctions chinese companies or people if the theft continues. remember, china says it does not support or hack into u.s. companies, so that disagreement continues. apparently they have an agreement if even if the president is skeptical it will hold. for now president xi is down the street having lunch, and his motorcade passed. some protestors are here for and against president xi. not sure if they're allowed to be this loud and right outside of the white house. i don't know if you can tell
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they're getting ready for the state dinner. president barack obama does not do it very often, so it's their way to move the relationship forward to show respect. at the end of the day what you got from two leaders is they realize these countries need each other. >> absolutely. patty, thank you. just up the road from the white house at the u.s. house of congress, the speaker there, the speaker of the house of representatives, john boehner, has surprisingly said that he's going to leave congress at the end of october. for years he had the job. he had fierce challengers and blind conservatives challenging him repeatedly for the leadership. it's the end of a 24-year career in congress for this politician from ohio. a man that barack obama praised just a few hours ago, as he, the president stood along the chinese leader. you're watching the news hour. still ahead, a complete review of safety. saudi arabia orders new measures after the tragedy of 700-plus
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deaths at the hajj. divisions within the european union over the refugee crisis. the eu urging croatia now to re-open the border with serbia. i'm matt rumsey in madrid where football is looking after its own in a positive manner. the head of porsche is in the driver's seat at volkswagen. he's the new ceo after a emissions rigging scandal. he's going to try very hard to win back public trust. >> translator: personally, i will do all i can to win back the trust of our customers, our colleagues, our partners, our investors, and the public at-large. we accept or responsibilities. it's crucial that something like this never happens again at
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volkswagen. therefore, we'll introduce even stricter governance and compliance standards. i insist on. stock prices have crashed as the scandal badly damaged volkswagen's reputation as well as the price. other car makers have seen declin declines, too, in they're stock. a new report shows claims of fuel efficiency made by european car companies are highly inflated. rob reynolds with more on that. he's in berlin. >> reporter: hard on the heels on the volkswagen emissions testing scandal comes a new report showing that the fuel efficiency of european-made cars is far lower than what their manufacturers claim. >> translator: consumers are being lied to for many years already, and within the last few years the discrepancy is getting larger. >> reporter: the international council on clean transportation report says the difference between the sales brochure
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figures and the real world has reached an all-time high with normal road and highway driving consuming 40% more fuel than under carmaker's laboratory conditions. the gap between laboratory test results and real world driving is explained by vehicle manufacturers exploiting loopholes in the current regulation, the report says. lab test efficient figures can be manipulated by using special overinflated tires, sealing windows and doors with tape to reduce air resistance, and other measures. >> the problem we have seen with the european testing regime for some time now is that the results achieved in the laboratory aren't matched by the results achieved whether the vehicles are in use. we need a test cycle to more accurately reflect the use of the vehicle, and therefore, the performance that you and i can expect when we actually drive around. >> reporter: lower fuel efficiency means individual
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consumers' cars produce more greenhouse glasses linked to global warning and pollution affecting human health than they realize environmentalists say. >> air pollution in europe causes 400,000 to 500,000 premature deaths every year. the costs to society are immense. no one thought about taking action until right now. >> reporter: the fuel efficiency gap has an impact not on global climate and lungs, it also affects their wallets. the report says the discrepancy means that car owners will spend an extra 450 euros or about $500 on fuel every year. rob reynolds, al jazeera, ber n berlin. the head of the roman catholic church addressed world leaders at the headquarters at the united nations in new york. it's about equality of education and the destruction of the
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environment. he laid the way for the new sustainable development goal to be applied. >> translator: effective, practical and immediate access on the part of all to essential material and spiritual goods. housing, dignified and properly reimmune rated employment, adequate food and drinking water. religious freedom and more generally spiritual freedom and education. >> we join kristen outside that building in new york. the pope seemed to be encouraging people rather than saying that they were bad not to be doing this. he encouraged them to do so. he's not the only person who is signing up for these goals at the u.n. we'll see a big push for this thing over the next week or ten days, right? >> absolutely. in fact, all 193 member states of the united nations have already agreed on these goals.
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how often does that happen here at the united nations that all countries are in agreement? secretary-general ban ki-moon called it a momentous event to get this kind of agreement, to have the pope here to kickoff the summit. 150 world leaders expected in the next couple of days. many are here already. so a very big day for the united nations promoting these goals that are meant to provide a vision for a better world. everything from eliminating poverty to helping the environment as you say. the pope very much put human rights and justice at the center of those efforts, and also the earth, the planet we live on. saying that, you know, you can't promote human goals, human sustainability without protecting the earth. you can't have development without having a functioning planet, if you will. so we heard him not only call to member states -- we heard him call to member states to do more on that front. he called for practical and
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concrete steps, in particular the climate conference coming up in december in paris where more specific guidelines are expected to be hammered out on this very important topic because these are very general goals that we're talking about here. there needs to be -- if you talk to the ngos and the organizations that are behind them, there needs to be a lot of concrete action in order to really make it happen. >> good of you to say that, kristen. we'll be doing just that in just a moment with somebody right behind one of these goals. 2030 is the date sustainable development goals. they're going to replace the millennium development goals that expire at the end of the year. the u.n. says 1 in 9 people around the world is hungry. to end poverty in all forms and push for food security, 103 million young people cannot read or write and more than 60% of those are girls. the goal is to promote
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educational opportunities, jernld gender ekwaument. 1 in 5 lack access to electricity, too, and the u.n. wants affordable and sustainable energy supplies for everybody. it is ambitious. they want to ensure that everybody has safe drinking water and sanitation. fiona mcallister is with me. la laudable but achievable how? >> it's very ambitious. we have 15 years to do it. it's not impossible. we need for it to move from conference rooms to action, so we need every government to take this back and start planning for the next 15 years. we need real political will to do it. one of the problems we've seen over the millennium development goals, for instance, is sanitation, the provision of toilets for the now 1 in 3 people in the world don't have access to a toilet, that has lagged behind because it's difficult for politicians to get on board.
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they just don't -- >> give us a sense, because you had to look back to look forward. give us a sense how satisfying it has been 15 years into the millennium development goals and maybe a couple years more than that. how much has been achieved and how much is achievable in the next 15 years? >> the millennium goals were real important and had a galvanizing effect. so we've had 2.5 billion people gain access to water since 1990. we've had just under 2 billion gain access to toilets. however, there's still 650 million or 1 in 10 in the world's population who don't have access to water. there's in 1 in 3 that don't have anywhere safe to go to the toilet. there's still a lot to do, but given to what we managed to do. >> that is quite extraordinary, but i guess what's happened is the 600 million that haven't been reached live in countries where it's going to be very difficult to break through.
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it's that little bit, a, because of corruption and perhaps accessibility second and thirdly education. that's the really touch thing. how do you do it? >> you're right. a lot of the advances made under the millennium development goals have been sort of low-hanging fruit, and now we really need to reach the most vulnerable and disadvantaged and marginalized. what makes it also difficult is if the climate change talks in december don't reach a solution that will halt climate change. we're already seeing many countries experiencing the effects of climate change, so ma makes water less predictable in many places, making access much more difficult. so unless there's climate change talks that come out with a real solution, then actually the universal access is going to be impossible. >> you see these people here. look hat them getting water out of tankers delighted to have it turn up. the other side to this is the water is not only something that you and i need to wake up with
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every morning, butt it's a weapon of war as well and becoming increasingly so where people are left high and dry quite literally. >> i think there's a lot of people who face everyday low-level conflict over access to water. so, you know, we've seen situations where sort of animal herders fighting over water for their animals with householders in communities where there's very little access. you know, so everyone, obvious, needs access to water. the low-level, everyday conflict for lack of access to water. >> some countries deliberately cut off water supplies to hurt enemies. as a business sense that's another matter. as we come to the end of this and the start of what you're trying to do, if there's one in particular you would like to see everybody go out and do as a first step, what would it be?
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>> i think make it very clear to decision-makers, whether they are decision-makers in corporate organizations, in government, local authorities that actually we want this as a priority. this is important to me sitting in london, but this is also important to me sitting in a village in uganda. i want them to bring -- help bring water and be innovative and creative and brave about how you're doing it. i want access to the toilets. make it a global priority and sort of push decision-makers until they do it. >> fiona, thank you. best of luck. thank you very much indeed. >> thank you. >> now, authorities in the united states have said that the very last british resident held at guantanamo bay is to be released and returned to the u.k. shaka has been in the facility since 2002 and never charged or stood trial.
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both the u.s. presidents george w. bush and barack obama have both previously cleared him for release. he was originally arrested in afghanistan on suspicion for working for al qaeda. he said he was a charity worker. let's talk to clive stafford-smith, who is his lawyer. first of all, he's not coming home straightaway, right? >> unfortunately not. congress was only notified yesterday, and there's a 30-day waiting period. probably he can't come home until mid-october at the earliest. >> what reasons were given for his continued detention even though george w. and barack obama and david cameron saying he could come back here, and they said we'll be happy to see him go. why wasn't he released several years ago? >> the short answer is we weren't given any reason. unfortunately, i think we know why, and it's because shaka was a witness to an awful lot of bad things, a witness to torture and
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abuse of other people and really important stories including what led to in a big way to the iraq war. they don't want him to come out, because it will be embarrassing. i'm glad to say i think it's finally going to happen. >> what did you have to do in the end? one of the stumbling blocks said the u.s. congress said if you're responsible for letting this man go, you could be liable for prosecution if he does anything wrong in the future. >> yes. this was one of the sort of political footballs kicked around in congress. it's still going on, i'm afraid. the reason you know about his potential release is because it was leaked by a republican congressman today to "the washington post." they're doing that because they want to try to scare the world and say, oh, my goodness, what are we doing releasing this desperately dangerous person? he's not dangerous. he's not a trichlt. he's never done anything. he's been cleared, as you say,
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and it's all this nonsense that goes on in the political sa fear where they try to scare people about folks like shaka being a muslim man with a beard, and that's total drivle. >> a saudi arabiian man married to a british woman who has the rights to stay in bribian decides to take his wife and children to afghanistan so he could do some charity work. >> well, i mean, of course, hindsight is a wonderful, wonderful thing. we all now know what happened after 9/11. shaka went there jurs before 9/11. none of this was real. none of this was what anyone was expecting. what he wanted to do, along with a number of other people, is he wanted to help people. he was setting up a school for both boys and girls in afghanistan, and let's face it, all the prejudices people have, their conservative muslims don't let girls and boys get educated
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together, that was the opposite of what he was trying to do. i think if people just listen to the truth, they wouldn't have those prejudices. >> when will guantanamo bay be shut? it's now coming up to the end of the barack obama's second term, and he said it was the first thing he would do when he became president. when do you think it will close? >> i don't know if it's going to be before we beginning waiting for this. certainly president obama is insistent, he's going to close it. let's face it he should for the sake of 112 prisoners left and america's reputation in the world. there's a lot of opposition, and that opposition comes from mainly the republicans. let's face it, people -- some of the presidential candidates, donald trump, thinks we should put more people in guantanamo bay. i hope that's not the future we have. >> we appreciate you coming on to talk about that matter. that's clive stafford-smith,
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shaka scattered allah's lawyer. a stampede on thursday left more than 700 people dead. omar has the latest from there. >> reporter: after the worst tragedy in two decades, hajj pilgrims continue to perform their rituals. the death of 700 fellow hajjes in a stampede on thursday provided added distress and sorrow. this is the sprawling tent city of minna with more than 160,000 tents set up. it lies close to where pilgrims do one of the final rituals of the journeys. it's at a place at an intersection like this one. on average pilgrims stay here for three to four days. this man witnessed what happened. >> we were walking only one direction, and a man in uniform told us to go in another. all of a sudden we were altogether, and the stampede
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happened. i kept to call for help, but nobody helped me. >> other pilgrims say the government is doing a good job. >> translator: god help the authorities. they're dealing with big numbers. the pilgrims cause the problems. people have to have some organization. >> reporter: the saudi monarch has ordered a fall review of hajj plans, a sign of how seriously this incident is being taken. in 2006 the saudis completed construction of a facility to better handle the large influx of pilgrims. this has multiple entrances and once they're inside they go straight to the pillar that they say represents satan. they have to throw 21 stones in total at three locations like this this, the other two are further down. it takes between 5 to 10 minutes and there are a lot of security to arrange the flow of it. nearly 2 million pilgrims are
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performing the hajj this season. controlling and organizing them is a logistical nightmare for the saudi authorities. two weeks ago a construction crane crushed worshippers days before hajj starts, and now this. a slow and difficult process of identifying the dead has started. the ministry of health has set up special telephone lines for people abroad to check on the well-being of their relatives. performing hajj is a journey for a lifetime, and for some that journey has ended here. you're watching the news hour. the war in yemen now, and 1,000 yemeni troops has been deployed to a region of the country. they report that the soldiers arrive odd thursday from saudi arabia where they've been training. their deploysment in the province is seen as important. coalition ground forces more likely to retake sanaa if they win marib and tice first.
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a refugee crisis in southeast asia. why countries there are expecting a new wave of people fleeing violence. and we'll tell you who mastered a rain-soaked track ahead of the japanese grand prix.
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good to have you with us. i'm david foster. you're watching the al jazeera news hour live from london. let's go through the global headlines right now. the president of fifa, accept sepp blatter is facing criminal proceedings now being investigated by swiss authorities. the presidents of u.s. and china place high importance on cyber crime through a meeting in the white house. and in his first address to the united nations, pope francis and the roman catholic church urged world leaders to respect humanity right to the environment. the european union is urging croatia to re-open its border with serbia.
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the crow yatian government says they're pushing them instead of pushing them further north to hungary. is means uncertainty for the thousands trying to reach western europe. >> reporter: they've traveled a long way and don't know where they will end up, but for now the men, women and children are registered at a temporary camp in crow way ya. as the foreign minister visited on friday, the blame game showed no sign of ending. >> this must be stopped on turk turkey's and syria's border. greece is not following any rules. they're sending people through macedonia and serbia, and now we have this here. these people are saying here less than 24 hours. that was our aim. >> reporter: over the border in serbia, the prime minister was showing a senior european union
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official around a reception center. crow way ya has accused serbia of failing to police the crossing into the eu, but it lifted the week-long border blockade after brussels urged it to do so. >> we have to be clear, and it's our humanitarian obligation to find ways and solutions to help these people in a human way. this is why i'm here. >> reporter: at hng hungary's board they're met by the military. while they don't get much assistance, they're being let in to continue their journey northwards. budapest was compared by the chancellor to the holocaust chls on friday he hit in vienna before accusing of them of blocking a refugee corridor. >> this is no corridor situation because austria hasn't agreed to
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it. you can't organize it if the country doesn't accept it. we don't want a fence on the hungarian border either, austria stent want anything, which is not a good position. >> reporter: the united nations is warning the daylight influx of about 8,000 refugees from countries from syria and iraq will continue into the winter, risking their lives cross the sea like this group arriving on the greek island of lesbos for a life of peace. the united nations has criticized rush ban backed rebels that expelled aid work s workers. they said their staff was removed from the country along with others from international aid agencies. the ukrainian government shut down all services in the area, meaning the aid organizations were a lifeline for those living there. officially rebel leaders are trying to bring order to groups operating in the territory with
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only one group so far providing all the necessary documentation. southeast asian countries are expecting a new wave of arrivals of refugees fleeing persecution in myanmar. most end up in thailand, malaysia and indonesia, and there they are refused asylum. we have the report from southern thailand where many face abuse and sometimes death. >> reporter: a slow, delicate process is only just beginning in a laboratory in southern thailand. forensic scientists are investigating the deaths of more than 30 people whose remains were found buried near the border with malaysia in may. they only completed 10% of the dna testing on the bones and haven't discovered how they died. >> translator: the first step was to identify their gender, rough height and ages. the next step is to identify who
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these people are. >> that's unlikely to happen. they're believed to be from neighboring myanmar where they refuse citizenship and face persecution by the government. >> translator: to find their family members is not an easy tafshg, since we have no idea who these people were. we have to access to them in myanmar. >> reporter: the graves were discovered in thick jungle. more were found across the border in malaysia. it seems they fell victim to traffickers that may have held them for ransom. hasan survived a similar jour y journey. he hoped for a better life away from the camps that he and hundreds of thousands were forced into. once in thailand, he was bought and sold by fishermen and rubber farmers and doing four years of foursed labor with no pay. he's trying to convince his
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family to stay in myanmar. >> translator: i keep telling my family members not in the camps about my situation. i tell them to be patient in the camps and don't try to leave. i tell them myanmar will be a better place to live one day. >> reporter: in connection with the deaths 88 people have been charged with offenses related to trafficking. no one has been charged with murder or manslaughter. this is the final resting place. residents say in the days after the remains were found in the jungle, most of them were reburied here. there's not much to show for it. it's an overgrown, unmarked grave site on the edge of a muslim cemetery in southern thailand. it's likely similar tragedies will happen again unless there's a stroe regional and international response to a problem that's only going to get worse. wayne hay, al jazeera, thailand. a south korean citizen held
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in north korea for five months has appear befored -- appeared before the media in the capital of pyongyang. he read a prepared speech full of praise of north korea and his government. the 21-year-old admitted enters north korea illegally. it's unclear if the country wants to prosecute him. only about 10% of bangladeshis are connected to the internet, but it's transforming lives there. in some parts of the country farmers and laborers are making ten times the money they used to by selling things online. more from our reporter who is there. >> reporter: this office isn't very impressive. he doesn't even have a chair. it's a big improvement from his previous job. he used to work as a deliverer in the garment accessory industry making $58 a month. then he went online selling
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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, so it was impossible for me to start a real business. i realized i could sell things online without needing to already have a lot of money. >> reporter: a quarter of the sellers come from rural areas like him, but his location presents him with his biggest obstac obstacle, getting his orders delivered. it takes him two hours including a boat ride to get to the nearest delivery service that he can trust. while logistically problems can be a pain for him, there's also 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
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notorious traffic. some online retailers have started their own motorcycle delivery men hoping to beat the traffic. online shoppers say they're slowly getting used to ordering from the internet. >> to be honest, i'm not really fond of paying up-front before i get the product, because, you know, it's just beyond my comfort zone. when i can pay cash on delivery, i'm very comfortable. >> reporter: he sells his good on the website set up by a german internet company investigating in bangladesh. with independence analysts estimating the enter knit attrition to be low at 10%, they expect the online market here to grow in the next few years. >> the potential in bangladesh is huge for a variety of reasons. first of all, the population of 160 million, 170 million is something that we look at when we decide which countries to expand into. we started here in the beginning of 2014, which was kind of on
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the back 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. at least 15 people are reported to have died in a boko haram attack in niger. fighters crossed the border from nigeria to attack a village in the defa region. the regional defensive by chad and cameroon and drove them out of the tear. the mexican president says he's going to appoint a new special prosecutor to help search for those students who went missing in his country.
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the president did not commit to an internationally led investigation demanded by the families of those missing. john holman has more. >> reporter: it's bin a year since police abducted the sons of these mexicans and handed them over to a gang. 43 young men, all student teachers, were taken in a night that horrified mexico. their parents are still looking for them. their search has taken them across mexico to south america and the united states. many have given up their jobs like klee meant clemente rodriguez. >> translator: i can't sleep. i'm always thinking about him. i've always said he's alive, and as a parent that's how i feel in my heart. >> reporter: the kidnapping ignited mass protests in grief and anger after years of
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bloodsh bloodshed. more than 25,000 people have gone missing in mexico but it's this case and mothers and fathers behind me that shook the country and helped to bring international attention to the rest of the disappeared here. as the anniversary of the tragedy looms, the barnt barnts bust in to meelt the president for the second time. he promises to create a new special prosecutors for the somehows of missing. >> translator: the president closed the meeting by saying we're on the same side to find out what happened to your children and punish those responsible. >> reporter: these parents have heard the same before from an administration criticized for the incomplete and deeply flawed information into this case and many others. >> translator: we already knew that the government would respond. it isn't so easy to go back. they have to accept their
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palencia takes and need to leave it to experts. >> they continued a two hoif day hunger protest before a march to mark the tragic anniversary on saturday. for all the massive events, his wish is a simple one. >> translator: i had a dream that was so real in which my son was chatting with me. we were happy. then i woke up, and that's how it's been for a year. however long it takes, i will keep on until we find him. the determination of a father that can't rest until we know what happened to his son. we're about one month from now when the people of argentina go to polls to pick their next president. three candidates fight over who is succeed the current president. we have the report.
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>> reporter: daniel has been the govern or of buenos aires for six years and now he's going after the presidential seat. he's been picked as the candidate to continue with the center-led policies implemented by the current government. we met him on the campaign trail where he spoke about his plan if he's elected president. >> translator: we will continue the agenda of development, production, investment, protecting argentine jobs and promoting national industry. >> reporter: analysts consider him a moderate within the party. he's been traveling around the country trying to convince people to vote for him, and even though he has the lead, latest polls show that he still doesn't have enough votes to win in a first round. that's why he needs to broaden his support base and convince a large sector. >> this is the mayor buenos aires and the former president
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of the football club. >> translator: we are isolated and our customer is a disaster. a government run by mackary would help argentina relate differently with the world. >> reporter: a recent corruption scandal has hurt his chances but benefitted a third presidential candidate. massa, christinchristina's form of staff says he will put an end to the polarization that occurred since they took office. >> translator: on the 25th of october, the argentinians will put an end to hatred and build a positive argentina. >> reporter: the campaign has been aggressive and filled with accusations of corruption and fraud. analysts here say there's a natural power struggle that am kos along with the end of an era. >> translator: it's the end of
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kitchen nerism as we know it. whoever wins in october, the government will be different. the type of government will change. >> reporter: many here are tired about the confrontation that has existed during the 12 years that they've been in power. that's why they're looking forward to a new political scene. we have the sports coming up with andy on this news hour in just a moment. reaction to the news that fifa president sepp blatter is now facing criminal proceedings. stay with us if you can.
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now to sports with andy. >> thank you so much, david. as we've been hearing, the crisis in football's governing body fifa has moved to a new level. swiss authorities have started criminal proceedings against president sepp blatter. the twist attorney general said he was investigated on suspicion of criminal mismanagement and misappropriation. blatter canceled a press conference at sort notice pause he was questioned. switzerland and the united states are running separate criminal investigations into allegations of corruption surrounding fifa. lee welling says this latest development shouldn't be a huge surprise. >> there has been complete turmoil at fifa for many months now, started mainly from the
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arrests by the fbi in zurich in may. with the swiss authorities and the u.s. attorney general working together, those inevitability about making the move on sepp blatter, you suspected it would happen sooner rather than later. it happened while the executive committee meeting was taking place. they're about to find themselves in trouble accused of chris mismanagement and misappropriation over two separate cases. that name again is jack warner and a payment made to him over a television deal in 2005. the other allegations surrounds michel pettini. we'll see how this will all affect him. mr. blatter's lawyers issued a form of denial. they say that he's cooperating
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and we're confident when swiss authorities have a chance, they will see no mismanagement occurred. >> earlier i spoke to brett forest, senior writer at "espn the magazine" who says the swiss authorities are taking a lead role in the investigation. >> for years as people in the know in the international sports community suspected, frauz through fifa, these people would always ask the same question. fifa is located in switzerland. why aren't the swiss thourts doing anything about this? why aren't the swiss authorities taking a look at this, the thing that everyone else seems to think is pretty obvious? you saw the same thing happen in singapore, which ises hub of the international match fixing. it took them a number of years to get their act together. now we see possibly the answer to that question, and the question is it just took the swiss authorities a matter of
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team but now they take it seriously. >> can blatter hang on until february when he says he will hand over power? is it realistic to be fifa president for the intervening months? >> well, this guy certainly had written his own story over the year, hasn't he? he surprised people by staying in power. this seems to be bait of a different case. i think i afree with you on this one. you know, goodness, he said he was going to leave office. in may he made that announcement. you know, it's hard to imagine, say, richard nixon saying, i'm going to leave the presidency, but i'm going to stick around the white house for another six months s i can shred some documents. >> it was one of the definitive images of ongoing refugee crisis in europe. a syrian father with his son in in his arms tripped over by a camera woman in hungary. now a football coach with a bit
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of help from real madrid, they're starting a new life in spain azamat -- as mat rumsey reports. >> this seems normal in madrid, but is thises no ordinary family. he was deliberately tripped by a camera woman while holding his son in a field outside hungary. it was a defining moment both for the treatment of refugees in europe but also for the future of the family who now have a spanish roof over their heads and an income. >> not a good life before my country is in war. we came to turkey and there was no work. when i came to europe, i got a job here. i live here. that is very changing my life. >> reporter: the president of
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spain's national football training center saw him tripped and heard that he was a syrian premier league football coach before a refugee. he sent him a train ticket to madrid. >> i love you. i love madrid. i love espana. thank you to all. >> translator: i thought i would like to help and bring him and his family here. i think i did this because not only personally i wanted to do, but also as the president of all football managers in spain, i have a moral obligation to do something and help a fellow manager. >> the story of a football coach turned refugee reached the ears of rin northward doe. hearing he was in the capital, they invited his 8-year-old son to mascot before a game. these t-shirts are in support of the refugee crisis the players are wearing.
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once the family settles into madrid life, he will start work coaching here at a football school just outside madrid. the football family, as fifa president sepp blatter likes to call it, has never looked more dysfunctional on the global stage, but here in madrid our summer story appears to have unified the sport. argentina just beat georgia 54-9 at the rugby world cup. they were in contention, but argentina goes home with a toelgs of seven tries to claim a bonus points victory. that will be your sport. back to david. >> thank you very much indeed. england and wales tomorrow in the rugby world cup. looking forward to that one. al is your online address of choice, that's it for me.
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