tv Weekend News Al Jazeera October 11, 2015 12:00am-12:31am EDT
and younger people look for better-paying jobs. it's the first of three day's of mourning in turkey for the victims of two suicide bombings. at least 95 people were killed and almost 250 injured at a peace rally near the capital's train station. >>reporter: chance for peace snuffed out by sudden terrifying violence. the activists gathered in the capital to call for an end of fighting between the government and the pkk only to find themselves the victims of a horrific attack. one of the worst in turkeys history. dozens killed. hundreds wounded.
this is the third attack to target pro-kurdish activists since june. since then, the security situation in turkey has deteriorated sharply. with the peace process between the government and the pkk having all but collapsed, the prime minister called for three days of mourning while discussing initial findings. these deadly blasts outside the train station underscore just how tense the situation remains before november's parliamentary elections. there are still forensic investigators on the scene searching for evidence. all around the train station you can still see the remnants of the tragic blast. here are peace signs next to blood stains on the road.
>> there's a big election in turkey. we want them to stop. >>reporter: for now though, even amid this heightened security and these emptied streets, it's the shock that is most evident of all. world leaders have condemned the bombings in turkey. vladimir putin called the attacks an act of terrorism. >> i want to express my condolences to the turkish people. what happened is an act or terrorism and surely this is an attempt to destabilize our neighboring and friendly country. it was committed in the course of an election campaign. it's an obvious provocation. >> a pregnant woman and her daughter were killed in an
israeli air strike in gaza. the attack follows another day of violence across israel and the occupied territories. >>reporter: her home was demolished in an israeli air strike east of gaza city. the israeli army says it was targeting two hamas weapons manufacturing sites in the area. elsewhere in gaza, hundreds of people came out on saturday night to protest. two palestinian boys, ages 15 and 13, were killed after israeli forces opened fire on
demonstrators. the attacks began several weeks ago at the al-aqsa mosque in east jerusalem. the violence has now spread to the gaza strip. the leader of the palestinian faction hamas is calling on supporters to join protests. in jerusalem, protests are taking place outside of the prime ministers residence. they have called on him to step down. on saturday, demonstrators gathered yet again in the city of ramallah in the occupied west bank and yet again were disbursed by israeli forces firing teargas and rubber coated steel bullets. they retreated under fire and then advanced again behind a volley of stones. there have been ceryl stabbings and shootings across the region.
this unrest will be top of the agenda for netanyahu on sunday when he holds his first cabinet meeting since september. the palestinian narrative has changed. it's now about trying to get civil and political rights. >> what's going on now among palestinian population, the pos post-oslow generation. these are not palestinians who are talking about abstract concepts like staid hood or borders. these are palestinians screaming to the world, fighting for their rights. this is what our narrative has now become. it's no longer about states and borders and negotiations and secretary of state and these kinds of things. the discourse of america has
changed entirely over the last 15 or 20 years and especially over the last five or six years. this is because of social media, the narrative getting in front of the american public, student groups across america much more active in getting the message out there that palestinians are not -- before five or six years ago, a lot of americans thought there's a country called israel and one called palestine and they're fighting each other. now people know much many more clearly that this is on occupation. theft of our land. we're fighting for our rights, civil and political rights and this is what we need in order for there to be any kind of justice early on saturday one of our reporters was reporting from the occupied west bank and during the broadcast, israeli security forces approached and fired teargas at her and her film
crew. >>reporter: we were having a live broadcast. during the broadcast, there was a group of palestinian's sitting peacefully down this hill. now suddenly i saw them start to move away to go up the hill. i turned around so there wasn't -- on the road below. absolutely no one around the except our cameraman and me. it's then that actually the israeli vehicles stopped just below us, i would say five to six meters apart from us. two soldiers came out and started firing the teargas. we're getting teargassed by the israeli soldiers we're just going to take position.
we are completely -- we're just going to take a safer position. there was no one else in that area except us so i would think that we got targeted specifically. even if they were trying to target the rest of the people who were there, no one was doing anything. they were sitting there absolutely peaceful just watching what was going on. so actually there was no reason for the israeli army to come to this area and target anyone sitting there at least 37 people killed after five suicide bombings targeted a village in chad. the attacks took place near the border with nigeria. more than 50 people were wounded in the blasts. security forces have blamed boko haram for the bombings which targeted a market and a refugee camp guineas main opposition
leader is taking part in a presidential election on sunday after a court overruled a previous decision to delay the vote. that sparked violence. >>reporter: thousands gathered to hear this presidential dates speech about what he thinks is wrong with the government. he lost his bid for power in the first democratic presidential election five years ago if the now he and six other candidates are aiming to unseat the current
president. although businesses at this market appear to be doing well, guineas economy lost half a billion dollars because of the ebola outbreak. traders in the market worry about not selling enough fried fish sandwiches. human rights observers worry the government may not have enough noun pay the wages of state employees. opponents tried to stop the president from winning a second term and say he has not done enough to develop the economy and lure foreign investment. >> our bosses are crying saying the white man has left the country thorn not getting foreign investments. >>reporter: guinea has a rich supply of natural resources such as iron ore, bauxite to make
aluminum, gold and diamonds. >> ebola caused trouble but today ebola is almost finished. we have a lot of diamond reserves but we cannot do anything without investors. we need a marketplace with international standards instead of millions of dollars worth of diamonds and gold smuggled out. >>reporter: on sunday, guineas experiment with democracy will face another test. dozen's of international observers are monitoring the election after a history of dictatorships and corruption. lots more still to come here on al jazeera. tens of thousands of refugees in greece and italy will be sent to other european countries as part of a relocation plan.
>> they don't fear anything. >> they're consuming economically important species >> we're offering something on our menu that no-one else is offering. welcome back. turkey is observing its first day of mourning for the victims of two suicide bombings there. at least 95 people were killed and almost 250 injured at a peace rally near the capitals train station a pregnant woman and her daughter have been killed in an israeli air strike in gaza city. the israeli army says it was targeting two hamas weapons producing sites saturday four palestinians
killed and five israelis injured across israel and the occupied territories. the u.s. and russia say more safety talks are planned over the increasingly crowded air space above syria. both sides said they made progress in talks on saturday. the defense ministry says its planes hit 55 isil targets over the past day. this the the second week of the russian air campaign in syria. >>reporter: this is the 11th day of russias air strikes against they're claiming isil positions. one of the largest deployments of aircraft since the strikes began. this is what the defense ministry is claiming. as usual, we're getting very little detail in the location of
the strikes but they said they've taken out 29 field camps, two command centers, and ammunition storage. and the kremlin says that isil is running short now, crucially short on fuel, arms, and ammunition and is reporting that some of its soldiers, rebels, are actually fleeing their positions and morale is particularly low. mean whale in southern syria, the rebel-controlled country side of homs, opposition fighteders believe they're the next target for russian air strikes and they have been straithenning their defenses. >>reporter: the syrian army has warned it plans to advance into
the northern countryside of homs. the this has long been a strong hold for the rebels. it's however surrounded by government bases and opposition fighters say the army has been reinforcing its position. >> our morale is high but we don't have enough ammunition, particularly antiarmor missiles like tows concourse. >>reporter: the only way out of here is to pass through army checkpoints making it hard for rebel groups to get the ammunition they need. many groups with different
ideologies operate in this corner of syria. they have united with more conservative forces saying the threat requires they put their differences aside. >> we have created a joint operations room and united our forces. the big groups have come together to unite. >>reporter: people here have reported deaths among civilians and what they believe were russian air strikes over the past week. around 300,000 people live in the northern homs country side. they say conditions are bad. >> it's a desperate situation. people cannot afford the high prices. the regime controls the roads in and out of the region so they can control the prices. >>reporter: it's on a plain highway linking the provinces of homs and hama.
the prime minister of yemen says his government is ready to hold talks with houthi rebels and their ally, former president al saleh. aden was recaptured from the houthis with the help of a saudi-led coalition in september >> the european union says it will relocate 66,000 refugees from greece and italy this year. >>reporter: afghans driven by sectarian violence and poverty searching for a new home. their temporary one is on
victoria square in athens. >> we do not have security. in this case, we leave the country. >> what is the danger that you faced in your town? the womans and explosions. suicide attacks. >>reporter: european officials are worried that if refugees like these continue to cross external borders europes ability to keep internal borders open will fall apart and that would be the end of an achievement in european unification. >> we are envied around the world. with a visa you can travel across the european continent. that's why we have a collective responsibility to protect our external borders. without them, we can't stand and all countries will revert to national border controls.
greece says it will not become a concentration camp for hundreds of thousands of people. the european commission this year formed a plan to assist the flow of people into europe and that plan is taking shape this week. union members have agreed to take 66,000 refugees from greece and italy this year. the plan is to document them in a series of eu-run processing centers and then relocate them by flying them directly from here rather than leaving them to trek through eastern europe on foot. italy relocated its first 19 refugees to sweden on friday. greece is to construct six hot spots in the next month. the first is to operate next week on the easternaegean island
of lesbos off of turkey. the u.n. is set to investigate allegations that benefit cuts in the u.k. may have led to the deaths of disabled people who died after being denied government support. >>reporter: jill has nothing but fond memories of the place she used to play with her brother david when they were children but now there's just a plaque in the ground and an oak tree to remember him planted outside the flats where he was found dead. he served his country in the army, was part of a close family, nursed his mother through dementia. he suffered diabetes and his benefits were stopped after he missed an appointment with his
assessors. with his power out he couldn't keep his insulin cold and he was found dead. >> there was no food in his state of mind. >>reporter: the system of getting disabled people to work was introduced by the former labor government and extended by the current conservative one. joyce described a point system that forced people to go to work. like the case of a woman who lost her son. >> i'll always try to -- the fact that --
>> do you think that government policies towards austerity and cutting off benefits ended up killing your brother? >> completely. of course. they are know in their hearts of the harshness of how they're applying the rules and not taking into account mental health issue. they've been told about this repeatedly. he lived here in this pretty place in the constituency of the prime minister, david cameron.
the demand for the united nations to investigate this scale from a small group of volunteers working for disabled rights. they argue if the government doesn't want to find out the impact of its own policies, maybe the u.n. will. >> work is good for people and therefore we're trying. you just don't address the real issue that the system is harming people. sometimes it's killing people. separately jill thompson has lorcheled a petition calling for an independent inquiry into where government policies have killed the disabled in the name of austerity. she's also busy laying flowers on her brothers grave the former british politician jeffrey howe has died at aged 88. he was the longest serving cabinet member.
his resignation speech in 1990 was seen as an important factor in thatcher's downfall as prime minister. the declan in small farms in the fill beans is increasing concerns. young people are leaving the country side resulting in filipino farmers becoming almost a dying breed. >>reporter: he has been working his land for over 50 years. now at 67 years old, he doubts he can retire any time soon. >> it's a difficult job. it is hard, back breaking work. children nowadays don't want this. young people now are on their cellphones all the time. >>reporter: none of his children are willing to take his place. the countries farmers are aging. the average filipino farmer is 59 years old. much of the youth today have
ignored it because of its perceived hardship. the majority of those living in this region in the northern philippines depend on the agriculture sector, but the number of family farms are dwindling here. many of the farmers are small land owners they say making their land profitable is difficult. >> agriculture not only on production but on the manufacturi manufacturing. part of the difficulty is that there are not enough farms to
cultivate the land. most are recruited from low lying areas in nearby provinces. >> it's a hard job. it hurts physically. i don't want to stay in this job. i will find a different job. anything but farming. >>reporter: the younger generation are living in areas across the country and heading into the city. a farmers average annual salary is less than $500. many say that's not enough. the shortage of filipino farmers put the country's food security at risk. the population of 100 million people is projected to reach 120 million by 2025. the philippines is already one of the world's biggest importer of rice, a food staple in a country that is largely agricultural. the economy has grown since the president took office in 2010,
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