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♪ a humanitarian crisis. the main hospital in the afghan city of kunduz is overwhelmed with patients, but there are no doctors. this is al jazeera live from doha. also head, a second stabbing attack in jerusalem. israel bans more palestinians. search for survivors in guatemala. hundreds are missing after a landsslide kids 85. polls open in turkstan. a new high-tech voting system that will proves to be
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controversial. we begin in kunduz where the city's main hospital is struggling to cope with a huge influx of hundreds of people. hundreds have arrived looking for help, but there are no doctors and no medical supplies. let's take you live now to south of kunduz city. al jazeera is there for us. tell us about the situation at the main hospital in kunduz. >> reporter: a big crisis going on. we talked at the people of the hospital. they are telling us, over 500 injuries, only three nurses. no medicine, no food. we talked with the head of the hospital in kabul now. he is telling us he is waiting for a plane at the international airport of kabul to take them to
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kunduz. he said he will carry with him medical teams, doctors, medicine and food for the hospital. >> what's the latest on the operation to retake kunduz? we are hearing that people are trapped in their homes in suburban areas of the city. >> reporter: fighting is still going on. afghan security forces could manage to get control of most of the september ter of the city but the taliban are fighting from the residential area around the city. we are hearing from afghan officials that the reason they are going slowly in to the residential area is becausetable are hiding in the residential area. third, home to home. also, we are hearing from government security officials, there are still suffer from lack of leadership, lack of coordination among afghan security forces.
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table are saying they are there and they will fit. >> so the people who are in their homes in that area while the fighting is going on around them are plumebly without supplies, without food and water. >> people are have you evsuffer one week now. no water, no electricity. they are telling us that injuries, dead bodies are in their houses. they cannot move. they cannot take them to the hospital because any movement could be a target of artillery or bombardment or small machinegun by both sides. they are complaining about use of artillery from both sides and also bombardment movement is very hard. they are saying it's very hard for them to leave the city because it's very expensive to hire a car to get out of the city. only those that they can afford
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left the city. the poor are still stuck there. the highway behind me is leaving kabul to kunduz. we have seen hundreds of families leaving kunduz going towards kabul, but only those that they can afford. >> thank you. isesisi security foersz are restricting access to germ jerusalem's old city after two separate attacks on israeli. a pal stainian man stabbed and wounded an israeli teenage other. another killed two people in a similar attack. both suspects were shot and killed. let's go live now to occupied east jerusalem. al jazeera's mine hannah is there. let's talk with these further restrictions placed on palestinians wanting to enter the old city. >> reporter: well, adrian, widespread restrictions were put in place, not only aimed at palestinians. initially, we were told that the
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access to the old city as a whole was blocked to everybody except tourists, bids owners and residents of the old city. those muslims who wished to worship, their ages were restricted to 50 and above with males and importantly, they are not allowed to access through the damascus gate, which is the normal route into the compound. they have to enter through lions' gate on this side of the old city, a lengthy walk from those come from eastern germ use let me wishing to worship at the mosque compound. but despite all of those restrictions, police say that 500 visitors, as they put it, were allowed in from the west jerusalem side to the mosque compound vicinity. among those 500, we are told were 100 israeli jews who were allowed access to the mosque compound so the restrictions in place that sometimes apply somewhated haphazardly, we are
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told, too, some of those wanting to enter loin's gate, muslims, that is, there were a group from galilee over 50 years old, they were not allowed entry. so very arbitrary. the actual exercise of this multitude of restrictions. >> these restrictions were put in to place after these two stabbing incidents? >> reporter: yes, these night ended restrictions were put in the place after the stabbings that happened overnight. one must remember restrictions in 1 form or another have been in place in recent months, in fact. they have been intensified at times. they have been dropped a little at other times, but they have been in most occasions very specific. age groups are specified so this is not at new situation for palestinians wanting to get into the compound to pray. this is something that has been happening throughout the year and, indeed, in previous years, but never before on this wholesale basis that we are seeing in terms of exercise and
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control over access to the mosque compound, adrian. >> mike hanna in east jerusalem. at least 85 people are dead. hundreds more are missing after a massive landslide covered much of the town in guatemala. rescuers are still looking for survivors. hopes of filing anyone alive is fading. david mercer reports. >> reporter: it's guatemala's worst natural disaster in years. part of this movementanside collapsed last thursday burying 125 homes under 1 million cubic meters of earth. rescue workers and volunteers race against time shoveling through mountains of dirt in the search for survivors but today, all they found were lifeless bodies. a hard reality for many here. >> six of my family members are missing. my parents and four sublings. i haven't been able to rest, and i won't be able to until i see
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them again. asking to see them alive is a lot. they are buried under 15 meters of dirt. the landslide hit around 9:30 at night when many people were at home. it followed days of near constants rain. those who could ran out of their homes when they heard the hillside crashing down, but many different escape. my neighbor's house was here along this edge. when it was hit, everything was pushed back two meters they are digging here they haven't found any survivors. >> heavy machinery was brought in by the army and more than 11,600 rescue of yours have joined the search motive motivated signs of survivors. >> every 20 or 30 minutes, you can hear a whistle blow and everybody stops working. >> means somebody thinks they have heard a voice come from underneath all of this to bes of mud and rock. but with this layerred up 45 meters on top of the houses, many people here say they are running out of hope.
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>> reporter: rescue workers have no plans to stop the search, but the moment the rain falls again, they could suspend the operation. >> translator: we can see hat hill opposite the slide also runs the risk of a landslide. on the side that already collapsed, there is a fracture that could bring down more earth. >> some say this was a disaster foretold. in 200 i can't, authorities warned local politicians that is this ravine was a risk zone and that though one should be living here. david mercer, al jazeera, guatemala. >> russia says it's going to intensify it's air campaign in syria. a senior russian military official says in the last three days tlven 60 sortees according to the u.k.-based sobservetive for human rights, 14 fighters have been killed in the strikes. russia says it has targeted nine positions held by isil including
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al raqqa province but activists have accused moscow of targeting other anti-assad forces. one of the main opposition groups in exile, the syrian national:al list is calling on the international community to take a stance against russia's intervention. they have reapjected a u.n. intervention to get all sides in the connell conflict talking. a report now from neighboring lebanon. >> u.s. president barack obama is calling the airstrikes a recipe for disaster. at a time u.s.-led coalition is urging the russian government tost stoop targth civilians in groups opposed to the syrian government and to focus on defeating isil. the syrian opposition is calling these attacks a shanellingn russian regression and is now refuse something to attends planned meetings to pave the way for political talks. >> there is no incentive as a result of this. there is no incentive for assad to engage in a political
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solution. >> reporter: in july, special envoy mastura announced the warring sides were not ready to hold formal talks. he suggested working group meetings to agree on a roadmap for peace rare show of unity, the main political group in ex i'm and moderate and conservative armed groups say the initiative is you can access septal. it is demanding the international community makes it clear the head of the syrian government and its pillars are not given a role in the transition process or in the future of syria. the transitional governing body means the full transfer of power. and military institutions and security agencies cannot be part of the national army. >> the opposition tells us that they do not reject a political solution. they believe it is a waste of time to engage in what they call brainstorming sessions. they say they are ready to attend the geneva three peace conference but on condition, the outcome will lead to the
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government handing over power and not in their words reproduce the regime. >> russia, a close ally of the syrian government is in no immediate to compromise. it won't accept bashar assad's intervention. the opposition is demanding its international alleys show seriousness. >> we need to have a meaningful discussion withtie and the enter the national community to stand up to this. >> reporter: the u.s. and western countries have voiced concern that russian airstrikes are weakening the opponents of the government, words that seem to have little effect on the ground. zeina hodr, beirut. ahead here on al jazeera, he has been called al modern day zarro. can a newly elected governor
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stamp out corruption? we will take a look. protecting south africa herbal bounty is threatening bush doctors' livelihoods. we wi we will be right back.
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hello again. top stories here on al jazeera. in afghanistan, the main hospital is struggle ling to cope with a huge influx of people. there are no doctors no, food and just three nurses. the afghan army backed by nato forces is trying to force the taliban from the city. >> israeli security forces have
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restricted access to palestinians to the old city, in occupied east jerusalem after two attacks. the palestinian who stabbed an israeli teenager has been killed by police. another man was shot dead hours earlier after carrying out on a similar attack which left two israelis dead. there are at least 85 people who have been killed in a landslide in guatemala. hundreds of people are still missing in the town of santa catarina. south of guatemala city. polls are open in randistan's parliamentary election. the vote is seen as a test for the demography five years after removing a government full of corruption and agreed. let's go to the kyrgis capitol. this election is a little different. isn't it? >> that's right, adrian. you know, people in the past often remembered to rankirk sta
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to an island of democracy. we can say it's looking like that with certain conditions. that's because. we have a biometric system, technologically advanced for these parts. in fact, more advanced than perhaps a number of voting systems in western countries. voters here now have to have registered beforehand, use their finter prints to gets -- to basically get through a security system and enable them to receive ballots. so what we can say is at the end of the day, we still don't really know what the actual final outcome is going to be. >> it looks a beautiful day there inp. >> should help as far as turnout is concerned. this new technology, though, is it helping or hindering? >> well, this is the thing. it has the potential to go
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wrong, of course, being technology, but there isn't any back-up. so at the moment, those things seem to be running smoothly. one of the biggest problems that it has been faced with is the fact that they have tried to implement it with little more than a year and many voters here have not been able to get there will where they wanted today submit their by on the metric data. >> particularly concerns up to a million kyrgyzst my grant workers who didn't have the time to go when they were required to, to register their biometric data. of course, that leaves the potential for, well, i mean 20 percents of the population. more than that when it comes to the electorate who won't actually have been able to submit their ballots today. so when we actually get the result, what's important is that the parties accept the
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conditional. the losers, that is because there is always the poten here in kyrgistan for frustrated particularly parties to take to the streets if they don't end up getting what they want. >> robin, many thanks. polls are open in portugal for a general election being seen as a test of four years of austerity. voters have a choice of giving the socialists a chance or reelecting the central coalition that steered the country through a punishing bail-out program. the socialists have promised to ease reforms but polls so far put the ruling coalition in the lead. at least 10 people have died in flooding along the french rivera. two months of rain fell until two hours. more than 27,000 homes have no electricity. some people drown in a retirement home when the river braga burst its banks. france is boosting securities at the entrance to the channel tunnel, the under
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sea link between calais and the u.k. the new security measures come after over 100 migrants got a third of the way through the tunnel as they tried to make it to the u.k. hungary says russian russia is key to ending the war in syria and stemming the flow of refugees into europe. its foreign minister told the united states moscow's cooperation is necessary to fight isil. meanwhile, as jonah hull reports, the ref iejees are still flowing into europe. >> pick a point at random on the route through europe, the last train station en massedonia on the serbia border. nothing has changed day in and day out. they keep coming. the weary, the relieved, the hopeful. >> now t sometimes we have more or less in 24 hours. >> reporter: do you see any sign at all of this flow of
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people slowing down, coming to an ends? >> we are seeing october is going to be slower but we are not seeing anything like that. >> this young man is an english teacher from raqqa. >> do you feel your spirits are high? do you feel strong? >> yes. yes. i think my morals is so high to try to travel to another country. different places and different people. and like my friends, they are having a honeymoon. >> they are on their honeymoon? newly married? >> yes, bride and groom. honeymoon was different. train, bus. >> a very active sight-seeing honeymoon adventure then? and you are happy? you are happy? >> they are very happy. >> well, congratulations. >> i wants to ask you about the russian activities now in the last few days in your country. do you think that it's going to help to end the war?
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>> no. i don't think so. it will be worse it will just get worse? >> yes. more and more. >> reporter: after a few kilometers' walk, penal are arriving in serbia. the media may have largely moved on from this story for the time being. the focus has histoshifted but spotlight is very much on syria. it's about the russian bombing of syria now, of course. but there aren't many people here who seem to think that is going to make much difference. in the meantime, this miserable journey through 20001st century europe goes on. a lot is said in parts of europe about these people who they are, what they want, the threat that they pose. most are ordinary people beginning new lives in a world that has changed beyond recognition. jonah hull, al jazeera on the macedonia -- /serbia border.
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>> 70 fishermen are missing after a typhoon hit emergency workers said 24 boats from two provinces had disappeared. more than half have still unaccounted for. the coast guard and the army are conducting search and rescue operations. mexico's first ever independent governor has been sworn in. jaime rodriguez colderon. he have has vowed to eradicate corruption. meeting the man who is challenging the political eti light. >> reporter: his nickname is el bronco which roughly translates into untameable. his heroes are the lone ranger and zorro. the nextal masked rider who because injust est. riding an almost identical black stallion, he went from town to
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town. prosper outs border state literally passing the hat to get himself elected as meth co's first ever independent governor. >> people wan to know how he managed to defeat the system. i tell him, we were characters of star wars did he haefeating empire with a legion of citizens who organized. it made them more powerful than the political parties. >> a social conservative who curses and rarely takes off his cowboy boots, el bronco vows to defeat corruption and launch a new mexican revolution. rodriguez belong today mentixic most powerful and lon serving parties, the pri for, for three three years until he resigned a year ago to win as an independent, winning against all odds to take over the governor's. as mayor of garscigarcia, he to organized crime and purged corrupt police with a netted
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work of citizen informants who reported criminal activities on the social networks: his weapon of choice . >> i am addicted to back to. i respond to everyone. i at 6:00 a.m. and work until 9:00. people tell me their problems and they are right sometimes to be angry. >> reporter: at his home in garcia, he shows us the photograph of his 22-year-olds son who died when drug trafficers tried to kidnap him. rodriguez barely survived two assassination attempts when he was mayor. as governor, he says he will continue to use social net workers to eradicate corruption and violence, a vow he said he made to his deceased son. >> i have a network of 78,000 volunteers on the web. only i manage it. only i control it. all of them will monitor the government and the public servants including me.
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>> some describe rodriguez as a naive eccentric with an over-sized ego but here and other parts of the country, he is seen as the leader of a new movement capable . mexico. australia have knocked egland out of the rugby world can you be making them the first host in history to fall at the pool stages. the two-time champions destroyed england 33-13 at twickenham by winning in pool a, australia skooufed their spot in the quarterfinals. wales have qualified. >> a walk-up. and more so, obviously. we can't express our disappointed we are. fantastic supporters and we feel they have let them down.
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>> kuala lumpur's annual marathon has been cancelled. indonesian forest fires have left the malaysian capitol shrouded in gray smog. government schools have been shut for two days due to the haze. herbal medicine has a long tradition along south africa's striebz but strict regulations in national parks are threatening the harvesting of herbs. one bush doctor has come up with an urban solution of the problem of protecting south africa's rural heritage as tanya passenger reports. >> reporter: coming to the national park to be inspired. it's a bush doctor. the healing powers of these plans have been used for cents trees. but unlike his ancestors, he is supposed today have a permit to pick herbs. >> at the first instances >>, it is not.
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we have been picking herbs through the generations, our people, indigenous people of the western cape without permits. >> the restrictions mean herb sellers like dorothy williams struggle to get enough stock yet demand is high. >> it's a lot coming on to us. so they know we are we need to get the right stuff. >> abraham's good morning is one such con -- grandmother said the pain relieving oil is better than the cream prescribed by the doctor. >> we started using the oil they recommended to us and we started to see that she was like complaining about the pain. >> how to keep ancients traditions alive in a modern world full of rules and regulations. >> the u.n. recognizes this national park as one of the richest areas for plants in the world. it should be protected. but finding a balance between preserving nature and tradition
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is difficult. al compromise: a herb garden right in the hard of the township where the people need it most. it has all of the herbs bush doctors need. >> it is good for chest complaint, colds, flu. our people used to use it for operation. >> by moving the herbs closer to the houses in a city that's at the foot of the mountains, he is keeping an increasingliy urban people in touch with their healing roots. tanya page, capedown south sfrifk. >> u.s. space agency nasa has put more than 8,000 photographs taken by apollo austronauts during trips of the moon online. they are high resolution versions of original nasa photos taken in the 1960s and '70s. every photo taken on the lunar surface by astronauts with their chest-mounted cameras can be
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viewed in high resolution. they include some blurry outtakes. and, also, some candid shots of austroknotsnauts shaving between the three day journey from the earth to the map. more at aljazeera.com. >> wildlife poaching is big business... worth more than 17 billion dollars a year and growing. the slaughter is being fueled by demand from asia... ...where r h

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