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♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ from al jazeera's headquarters in doha this is the news hour, here is what is coming up, in the next 60 minutes, at least two palestinians are dead and two israelis critically injured following more violence in jerusalem and the occupied west bank, funerals from saturday's bomb attack and government says i.s.i.l. is the prime suspect. kurdish fighters in syria joined forces with a mix of other rebel groups and a coalition they say will form the nucleus of a new
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army. and controversy in south korea, schools change the way they teach history. ♪ hello, israeli forces have shot dead at least two palestinians in another day of violence in occupied east jerusalem and the west bank, a palestinian woman was shot after she reportedly attacked israeli forces with a knife and has been taken to hospital and is in critical condition. this comes a few hours after a palestinian teenager was shot and killed near lion's gate in the old city and forces say he tried to stab an officer and two palestini palestinians were shot in a settlement outside jerusalem and two israllies in critical condition after being stapled in that same incident. over in gaza a rally there has been held as you can see in solidarity with palestinians across the west bank and
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occupied east jerusalem and they opened a recession a short time ago and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has been briefing them about the latest security measures. >> translator: we are fighting on all the fronts and we added forces and border police in jerusalem and all over the country. we are taking responsibility on ourselves, destroying terrorist houses and wiping out the people who were against us and the islamic movement. we are fighting against the molotov cocktails and the stones and taking revenge for the people who have been killed. i expect the support of the opposition fparty and establishing the law against this wave of terror. >> mike hanna from jurisdiction lull to tell us how the legislation being put forward by benjamin netanyahu is, hello, mike. >> it was very controversial when it was first mooted about
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six weeks ago. however in the current climate it may not be as controversial as that, essentially the legislation that he wants to introduced and asks for the opposition to support surprised for minimum sentences for those convicted of stone throwing or throwing other objects at the site of legislation for fines being imposed whose parents' minors carrying out such acts and the attorney general was one of those who actually had problems and argued quite strongly that it under minded the provocative of egypt's judiciary and some opposition were very uncomfortable with this legislation and suggested form at that particular point but now it would appear that the legislation will get support in the effort, he has 61 seats, benjamin netanyahu does, and it's very likely that all the opposition, if not some of its members, will probably support this legislation in the current
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climate. >> what is the palestinian authorities position mike not only when it comes to legislation that is most probably going to be passed but also the violence that is escalating and what is happening across the occupied territories? >> well, the palestinian authority has been constant in its view that it's the benjamin netanyahu government's policies that are responsible for the current crisis, in particular its policies with regard to the old city and the mosque compound and benjamin netanyahu in his speech to parliament made clear his stated position that the change in status quo on the mosque compound is not being considered in any form. this is something that palestinians had been concerned about and, in fact, was one of the causes of the current upswing in violence officer palestinians argue that some members of benjamin netanyahu's
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government had change in the status quo and are not sure if they can believe them but from palestinian authority itself no concrete measures announced in attempting to deal with the situation on its side, its position is as an occupying force israel has a responsibility and has the ability to be able to take acts to lesson impact on the ground to lead to a general calming of tension, that is the view of the palestinian authority and israeli government and palestinian authority is part and one other group that is inciting the situation on the ground and making it worse. >> and what about the ground, mike, you say calming of tensions, does it feel like there is some sort of attempt to calm tensions? we just see the situation escalate more and more as the days go by. >> well, in the occupied west bank day after day there are demonstrations, day after day the demonstrations are forcibly
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dispersed, day after day palestinians are wounded and palestinians are killed, funerals are held and you have a cycle of once again the israeli police disrupting funerals and shooting palestinians, wounding them or indeed killing them and in places like occupied east jerusalem you have a wave of 19 attacks in many of the cases and being shot and palestinians say no attempt made whatsoever to actually arrest these attackers, they are being shot on sight and they may well be instructions to police to do so. that is the perception of palestinians and creates an anger that once again builds on itself and just adds to the tension that is so prevalent on the ground and it's a difficult situation and remembering too there is no organizing hand here and it's not like previous places where there is great organization and great structure and great coordination, these knife attacks are a perfect example of sporadic and unplanned, uncoordinated action
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taken by individual palestinians, actions based in emotion, not in logic or in planning or in organization, this is difficult to deal with and it's difficult for the police to deal with but it's also difficult to find a way in which to end it, if it's not being planned how do you get to the source and the palestinians were order the only way to stop these type of actions, these ongoing attacks is to reduce the level of occupation to try and improve the lives of ordinary palestini palestinians and give them a greater sense of free done than many experience at present. >> make hanna thank you for that update. turkish prime minister says the government is close to identifying the two suicide bombers that carried out the bomb attack and ace i.s.i.l. is the prime sus spoe-- suspect an funerals taking place for the blast and 97 kills and we were
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at one funeral. >> reporter: the crowds chanting martyrs do not die and i.s.i.s. collaborating and chanting erdiwan murderer and there is a widespread belief that the state is somehow conflicted in what happened in the bombing and either proves an intelligence failure that allowed the attacks to take place in the first place or because of a stirring up of national sentiment in the country in the last few months. the government supporters would say that the bombings were the responsibility or blamed somehow on some unnamed foreign powers who want to destabilize turkey. whatever, so far, the identities of the bombers remain unknown although intelligence sources have been quoted as saying they believe they might have been members of i.s.i.l. nato secretary-general says russia's support for bashar
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al-assad is prolonging the crisis and gaining new territory with help of russian air strikes and pictures set to show a rush hunt attack in idlib providence and syrian troops say they have taken control of the area. >> translator: we don't want to get involved in any religious conflicts in syria. we have only one goal to support the legitimate government of creating additions of a peaceful solution and that is our position and we stand by it. >> reporter: but the u.s. president barack obama says he doesn't agree with the russian approach. >> what we have not been able to do so far, and i'm the first one to acknowledge this, is to change the dynamic inside of syria and the goal here has been to find a way in which we can help moderate opposition on the ground but we've never been under any illusion that militarily we ourselves can solve the problem inside of
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syria. >> since the refugee crisis in europe began germany has been one of the countries to accept tens of thousands of asylum seekers from syria but no limit of refugees in the country and some are criticizing the government's immigration policy and we report from bovaria. >> reporter: when chancellor angela merkel delivered what appeared to be an open invitation to refugees earlier this summer it is likely that even she did not foresee the effect germany would take in 800,000 people this year she said. the real figure could be almost double that. here we are in a small german town on the bank of the en river, on that side australia and this is the point where picture post card meets the face of human tragedy. how long do you think you will stay here? >> the rest of my life. >> reporter: the rest of your life?
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>> yeah. >> reporter: but there are signs that germany's generosity is wearing thin. last week mrs. merkel was tipped to win the nobel peace prize for her humanitarian leadership and she didn't and her closest political allies are turning against her policy on refugees. how many more people can germany tak take? >> translator: one of our main concerns is the unlimited migration that could create insurmountable problems. all right problems are mounting, videos posted on social media show fights breaking out in over crowded reception centers as frustration rises, state governments report a shortage of winter housing. >> i think many people feel, too many people. >> are just waiting, just waiting. >> reporter: waiting for what? >> i don't know. >> reporter: they don't tell you? >> no, no. >> reporter: so what do you
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think will happen? >> i don't know. >> reporter: perhaps most significant is the change in public opinion, just over half of all germans say they now fear the refugee influx are from a third during the summer. >> i think we can take a lot of them but not all. we have no houses, no flats, we have no jobs. and they have to learn german, it's a problem. >> reporter: do you think chancellor merkel made a mistake? >> we will see, we will see. >> reporter: so the finger pointing has begun and while chancellor merkel insists the right to asylum has no upper limit germany it appears just might. al jazeera in southern bovaria. you're with the al jazeera news hour and still ahead a court in iran issues a verdict against the washington post journal in an espionage case his employers say is absurd. i'm in the province in
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southern iraq where farmers tell us their industry is on the verge of collapse. coming up, we will explain why. and another member of fifa executive committee suspended over alled corruption, details coming up. ♪ but first syrian kurdish forces fighting aisle says they are officially uniting with a mix of rebel groups and military alliance called the democratic forces of syria, zaina reports from beirut. syria's kurds are the most effective fighting force of i.s.i.l. on the ground with the help of the u.s. led coalition air strikes and much of the areas along the border with turkey are under their control and fighting alongside some arab groups and a syrian christian group, that alliance now has been formalized and call themselves the democratic forces
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of syria. >> after the intervention of russian fighters in syria so now the situation is changing very quickly so this force is made up, this kind of we can't say the unification on the ground. >> reporter: the new group says its role will be to fight for i.s.i.l. and search for a secularer syria and be an army and have the backing of the u.s. and russia. the announcement was made days after the u.s. said it was abandoning plans to train some of the rebel forces and instead provide weapons to commanders who have already been vetted. the u.s. has already worked with brigades who are part of the democratic forces of syria. russia has not shied away from saying it's targeting opposition groups apart of i.s.i.l. as part of the military campaign in syria and the groups coming
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under fire are conservative brigades like al-nusra front and they are not part of the new alliance and are not supported by the u.s. now russia says it is ready to cooperate with the u.s. led coalition. >> we are interested in coordination between the coalition created by the united states and involving many countries of the arab world including gulf countries and our servicemen working in syria. this is not just about the elaboration of rules excluding unintended incidents but also about coordination of joint actions. >> reporter: the democratic forces of syria is not a new force. it is an existing one that was supported by the u.s. coalition but now has a kurdish and arab face, dana for al jazeera in beirut. farmers in iraq say the industry is on the verge of collapse and blame conflict and government neglect and rise of i.s.i.l. for destroying the agricultural sector and we report from the province in
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iraq's south. >> reporter: able to do in his fields is loosen the soil so that the ground doesn't harden. this stretch of land should be planted with barley but he has not been able to grow any crops this season because of a severe shortage of government subsidized seeds and fertilizer and if it doesn't improve he may have no choice but to give up farmer. >> translator: we need so much help. i don't even know where to start. we don't have fertilizers. we don't have enough water to grow the crops and cattle on the verge of death and find ourselves having to sell one cow in order to feed the others, we just can't handle all the expenses on our own. >> reporter: after months of anticorruption protests prime minister abadi announced sweeping reforms and billions of dollars to invest in industries including agricultural and farmers have welcomed the announcement they are still
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waiting for the support. nearly a third of iraq's population works in the agricultural or related sectors, providing jobs to more than 11 million iraqis but few here believe prime minister al-abadi's promises of reform will save the industry. that is because there are other major issues affecting iraq's agricultural sector and i.s.i.l. take over of three northern provinces that have a third of the grain is causing a major shortage of food, so much so u.n. food and agricultural organization is warning that iraq faces long-term food security concerns including shortages and sharp price increase. government officials insist they made efforts to reverse output declines in relatively peaceful provinces by irrigating the channels but these farmers say it's not enough. >> translator: we just are not getting the water we need to grow crops properly and you can see the low water in the
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tributary and it's not enough and government wants us to produce and press us hard to grow as many crops as we can and at the same time disregard basic facts. >> reporter: with so many problems facing the agricultural sector it's not surprising that farmers are thinking of giving it up, a trend that could put even more pressure on an already struggling industry. al jazeera, southern iraq. the sons of former egyptian president mobark are to be released from prison and they will be freed after they have completed a three-year sentence for embezzling state funds, they father was also convicted in the same case and remains in custody. and we have a member of the egyptian rule of law and professor at texas a&m and says the decision to release them proves egypt has not achieved what it set out for in the 2011 revolution. >> i think the problem is a
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three-year sentence for embezzling over $16 million to use state funds for private purposes is very, very minimum. and when you compare it with the youth who led the revolution in 2011 where they are serving three years, some of them are serving 15 and some are serving life then you see that there is a clear bias in favor of the former mubark-cronies and those who led the revolution and those responsible for major economic crimes and human rights violation over 30 years under mubark's leadership are slapped on the hand and those who led the revolution to attempt to over throw the regime are heavily penalized if they are secular or muslim brotherhood or a leader in the revolution so i think the egyptians see it as a counter revolution that started when morsi was deposed or maybe
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before then. iran yanukovich court -- ian court convicted jason rezaian but not clear if he has been sentenced and held more than 400 days on accusations of spying and it's always disputed the allegation that rezaian was a spy. >> increasingly clear the final decision about how jason's case will be handled were made by political authorities, not by judicial ones and we have already heard from president rouhani that iran is willing to move jason's case to conclusion if the united states will do something in return so i really think that court process that has been going on for months and months and months in some ways is just the first act that the final decision needs to be made by iran's highest authorities. australia negotiating with the philippines on the pacific island of naru and agreed with cambodia last year to transfer
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asylum seekers from the island but four refugees have moved and opposition politicians said it was a failure and cost nearly 55 million and they talk about the boats arriving on the stores and send them to camps in new guinea. >> reporter: the philippines has a history of accepting refugees from other countries and as far away as europe and provided sanctuary for refugees who fled vietnam in the 1970s and built a village for resetingly in other countries but the resent plan to resettle asylum seekers who attempt to reach australia by boat is not quite the same. australia has reportedly offered over $100 million to the philippine government in a span of five years to take the refugees. something that officials here
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have strongly denied. >> in this resent issue of migration of the refugees we can consider but at the same time we have to take into account our own resources and capabilities. >> reporter: refugees have tried to reach australia showers sent to hundreds of prisons in the islands in papa new guinea in the tiny pacific island of malu where it's difficult for many. cambodia previously agreed to reset the refugees who tried to reach australia by boat but 55 million arrangement has been criticized and has taken a hard line stance on seekers who tried to reach the showers by boat and the policy is to mainly prevent death at sea. >> i want to reiterate in the strongest possible terms that the resolve of the prime minister and myself at the whole of nsc, the whole of the cabinet
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and of the government is to make sure that we don't allow deaths at sea to recommerce, that we absolutely are determined to stare down the threat of people smugglers and do not let the boats commence. >> reporter: the commissioner for refugees says since it's the signatory to the convention of refugees it has a responsibility to do more. >> is it fair for member states to transpose its responsibility to another member states? that is an important question which must be answered, you know, in full consultation with all concerned stakeholders. >> reporter: rights groups here says australia can afford to look after asylum seekers and resettle in a country that is largely impoverished and because of the backlash for the president's government they also worry that resettling asylum
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seekers here meaning more human smugglers to consider the philippines a drop off point too, al jazeera, manila. a spokesman for the australian advocacy group refugee action coalition and says the arrangement with the philippines is unlikely to work. >> and we have there too the main political parties that have just decided it is politically expediant and think there is an advantage to be seen and harsh on refugees and convergence between parties and think it's the only way and we disagree of course and saying at a time at a public opinion where it has been in majority against the harsh policies we are seeing now with the off shore processing and at the moment i think we are starting to see a change in community opinion here once again opposing people being settled on the rue and the island and people are horrified
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about what the australian government is doing to people. international community recognizes that people who come to australia are use fra -- australia's responsibility and shouldn't be in the philippines and the government approach to the philippines is one of the fundamental flaws in the off shore processing arrangement and doesn't have resettlement arrangement with aru or papa new giant any and 55 million and four people have been willing to go there and it is clearly dead in the water as well. >> reporter: south korea is writing its own history textbook for secondary school children and the government says the subject is being taught with factual errors and trying to portray the father of the 1960s and 70s dictate ner a better light, harry faucet reports from seoul. >> reporter: the monday afternoon history class in a seoul secondary school and today's lesson is on the growing
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economic influence of foreign powers in the 19th century, on the desks are copies of one of eight authorized textbooks schools can choose from but could soon be history and the government will be bringing in a single text to be called the correct history textbook. >> translator: it is an inevitable decision on the part of the government to correct errors over historical facts and put an end to social disputes by ideological bias and history textbooks. >> reporter: critics say it's the result of the direct pressure of the president to ban issue the image of her father and the strong man dictator of the 60s and 70s and correct what conservatives see as overly sympathetic left wing teaching of korea history and more than 50,000 people signed a petition against the move and protests led by teachers and academics. >> translator: you will mean the contents of the textbook can be changed to suit the state's taste even if solid academic
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findings are used in the writing of the book, the content can be changed and distorted. >> reporter: all right the section on korean so called comfort women by japanese soldiers before and during world war ii features strongly on the school syllabus and will be changed and they have a new set of teaching materials about the comfort women issue to promote what it calls an accurate understanding of japanese military sexual slavery and the correct awareness of history. conservatives fear a faded sense of patriotism in the classrooms where information is largely absorbed rather than debated. the debate will go on in the political sphere though with the opposition promising further chapters in their fight to overturn this decision, harry faucet, al jazeera, seoul. still to come after the break we visit a village that is calling on the government to lift a ban on hunting wildlife. and in sport back from the brink we will show you how the toronto
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headlines on the al jazeera news hour and two palestinians dead and two critically injured in jerusalem and the west bank and benjamin netanyahu said he will push for tougher security laws, more funerals held for the victims of saturday's bomb attack that killed 97 people and the turkey's prime minister says they are close to identified the two suicide bombers who carried out the attack and says i.s.i.l. is the prime suspect. syrian kurdish fighters say they are joining fighters with a mix of rebel groups with i.s.i.s. and under a new military alliance under the democratic forces of syria and they continue their strike in support of the syrian government. well, syria has been at the top of the agenda at a meeting of
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european leaders in lucks enburg and she is concerned by russia's growing military role in the conflict. >> it is for sure a game changer and has some very worrying elements, we will discuss them. in particular when it comes to the violation of the air space of turkey and i've always said, and i believe this will also be the outcome today, intervention against da'esh has to be clearly against da'esh and other terrorist groups as defined by the u.n. we have a common ground i believe, the eu, the u.s., russia, all of us we have a common ground which is the security council resolutions that were already passed and u.n. framework and has to be coordinated, otherwise the risk can be extremely dangerous not only from political point of view but from a military point of view. well uganda troops will
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start withdrawing from south sudan this week, it's one of the main rebel demands in august and the agreement ended 20 months of conflict between supporters of the president and his former deputy. uganda soldiers backed the government when the civil war broke out in south sudan nearly two years ago and thousands of people were killed after rebels captured towns and villages in an uprising here in 2013, while the fugitive ex vice president was charged with treason in january 2014. by may the u.n. said that more than five million people were forced from their homes because of the violence. talks to end the conflict began in august in ethiopia but the fighting did continue and then this year general elections due in june were cancelled because of the violence. in august of this year president signed a peace agreement under which rebel leader returned as
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vice president. let's talk about all this and bring in casey, a south sudan analyst with the international crisis group and is join us life from nairobi and casey will the withdraw of the troops lead to a crisis or did they achieve what they set out to do? >> the troops largely did what they set out to do and came to south sudan in early days of the war to protect the government and president of south sudan and the deployment has continued but they have not been involved in combat for months, almost a year, in fact. so what they really have been doing is sort of holding the peace to some extent but in the interim the south sudan government regrouped and restrengthened and don't think we will see a security vacuum with their withdraw but what it is an important step forward in the peace agreement with the
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regional compromise. the peace agreement was achieved as a result of a regional compromise. heads of state, the president and bashar of sudan agreed together on this timeline for withdraw that the pdf should be withdrawing by september 10 and at the same time in the peace agreement this date exists and also exists that sudan rebel groups fighting on the side of duba are repatriated and it's the important first step in a peace agreement plagued by non-implementation by almost all parties since it was signed in august. >> and the peace agreement. >> and put pressure on the parties. >> if the peace agreement doesn't stick what is at stick here? >> sorry? >> what is at stake is a return to complete war and more than that if this peace agreement fails i think the regional mediation will likely step back
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and will be left with a conflict without a clear organization set out to mediate it and without a clear way forward so it's vitally important that this peace agreement be pushed forward by all parties in the coming weeks because if it's not i fear we won't see a transitional government in place by november. >> what makes you see that remediation will take a step back? >> the regional mediation has done just about everything they can to secure this agreement including brokering a high-level regional political compromise, where they are struggling right now is actually implementing the agreement on the ground and if they don't have the backing from their heads of state and don't have the backing from the west and the broader international community and really pushing this agreement on the ground they are not going to be able to do anything more than what they have already done and i'm not sure how they can continue on. they already said this was their last-ditch effort for an agreement against all odds and
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seeing the agreement faltering at the implementation. >> thank you for joining us from nairobi. five nato personal killed in a crash in kabul and two were british and five others injured when it went down at nato headquarters and the defense said the crash was an accident. the head of the u.n. refugee agency has inspected shelters for people arriving on a greek island of lespos and spoke to refugees and aid workers at a reception center and eu agreed to relocate more than 60,000 refugees in greece and italy to other european countries and they called for a united european policy to the refugee crisis. >> this is a european problem that requires a european solution and it is necessary that the whole of the european union assumes its responsibilities and it is necessary that this gigantic effort that lespos is making a
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dramatic impact in economy and society is matched by an effective european response. in belarouse hundreds march ched in the capitol mincing to march ch against the election results and portoshenko won with 83% of votes after the opposition boycotted sunday's polls and ruled the soviet republic for the past 21 years. and votes being counted in guinea's presidential election and it's the first democratically elected president is tipped to win a second term and victoria reports. >> reporter: new guinea's second presidential election since independence almost 60 years ago and voter turnout was high but as people waited to cast their ballots they were mindful of the ballots that marked the election campaign. >> translator: let piece be assured in guinea and guinea shake hands, we are all
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brothers, same mother, same brother in guinea, no racism and everyone should know and come out to vote, that is all that i ask of the people. >> reporter: estimated out of seven million people eligible to vote six million people cast their ballot, among them is the president who is widely expected to win a second term. >> translator: i came to perform my civic duty and hope that things do well because guinea needs peace, guinea needs unity. >> reporter: 72 european union observers were part of a delegation which monitored the vote. >> translator: certain electoral materials missing and things that will be able to be fixed from which i understand are being fixed so over all up until this moment we see we are seeing an election which is living up to our expectations. >> reporter: one of the main opposition parties the usdg called the election a masquerade and said fraud was widespread. >> translator: this is a time
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to be vigilant and sort of the advice of the people of guinea are respected and security and theest be candidate wins. >> reporter: 20,000 police and security guards were deployed as people heads to the polls and voting took place peacefully but as election officials count the votes people in guinea are braced for more possible violence once the result is announced, victoria with al jazeera. botswana ban big game hunting to preserve conversation and elephants and lions are thriving and coming in contact with villagers and want it lifted and the tourism that it brings and we have more. >> reporter: the sleepy village reduced to earn $300,000 to government sanctioned big game hunting and land was leased to organizers but it was ban to
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years ago. >> and we have seen more lions and elephants coming to the village. we don't know whether it's because during hunting, that is a way kept busy by the calcutters or animals that way at that certain time. >> reporter: lost all but one of her goats to a night-time lion attack. >> translator: there are no jobs in the village and we rely on livestock for income for my family, i applied for the government for my compensation for my lost animals and waiting to be paid. >> reporter: they cannot patrol to keep dangerous animals as well as poachers out and projects including the installation of modern sanitation have come to a halt and the government is now urging the village to promote photo tourism but the process has been delayed. >> the problem is we stopped hunting before we met the
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photographic activities structures in place. that is where the problem is. so we migrated to zero. >> reporter: a village in the delta is surrounded by wildlife including elephant, buffalo and hippos and people here say hunting kept wild animals away and provided the community with needs and want the ban on hunting lifted but the government is adamant the no hunting law is the best way to promote conservation and the country's environment minister says in a population of thousands under 40 elephants have been porched this year. >> more communities will benefit from nonconservative tourism and goes for the entire year and employees more people and the product on tourism is wildlife and if we can increase those numbers then obviously the outshoot of that would be more tourists. >> reporter: believes it will only benefit as neighboring
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countries return to hunting and wildlife seek refuge across the borders, al jazeera, botswana. russian gas company have resumed supply to ukraine after $23 # million and stock stopped supplying it because of a price dispute and the energy company will pay $500 million. the mother earth law gives equal rights to human and the government has been accused of allowing big businesses to ignore that law but it is working in some areas. daniel went to visit a mother earth project. >> reporter: this is bolivia's mother earth in action, in this community 3,700 meters above sea level. this a few years ago was unused waste land.
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now producing flowers, potatoes and onions. >> translator: our parents looked after mother earth and we are simply following in their footsteps. >> reporter: this is part of the project, one of thousands across bolivia administered in finance by local people employing indigenous farming methods with backing and guidance from the government and under auspices of the mother law. >> translator: many business people take decisions relating to money and the accumulation of capitol without thinking about the damage to our planet or they are putting human life in danger. >> reporter: the law gives nature 11 basic rights designed to reduce pollution and control industry. mineral deposits classified as blessings and vital cycles should be free from human interference and the idea is to work in harmony with the environment and indigenous
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people here have done for generations but enhanced it and adopted with modern methods and technology and emerging with something else to urge the rest of the world. the law has raised environmental awareness and few question its good intentions it is proved difficult to implement and being questioned to some at the alternate change summit. >> translator: this law is very pretty but it's only words, none of it can be a p employ applied and you can break the law and nothing happens and you don't have to pay for the damaged it causes, nothing. >> reporter: the mother earth law gives them not to be affected by big infrastructure and development projects and seems to work-up here but their intention is tough to fulfill elsewhere in one of the poorest countrys in south america needs improved infrastructure and development. daniel with al jazeera bolivia.
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still to come on the al jazeera news hour a fight for land that is raising questions about the respect for argentina's indigenous people. california becomes the first u.s. state to ban schools from using the name redskins a decision that could have consequences for washington's nfl and details coming up, in sports. ♪
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♪ on monday countries in the americas will mark the moment christopher columbus landed in the continent in argentina,
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october 12 is known as diversity day celebrating indigenous communities but as theresa explains many tribes are still unable to return to their ancestor lands. >> reporter: not far away from the picture of argentina former first lady, members of the country's indigenous communities are back on the streets of buenos aires and he is the leader of the community in the northern province of formosa and leading the fight for the return of his people's ancestor lands. >> translator: our land went from 10,000 hectors to 5,000 hectors. we only have 3,300 left. the argentina state is responsible for this. we have been tricked about our territory. >> reporter: this is the second time in five years these people have sought the intervention of the federal government. people have been camping in this tent for eight months, they are waiting for a meeting with
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president kristina kirchner to discuss the situation on their territories and say without land they cannot survive but until now nobody has given them an answer. ♪ in the last 12 years the government has passed several laws that acknowledge the rights of the indigenous groups in the country. ♪ it has removed the monument of christopher columbus next to the presidential palace and replaced it with a statute of lowie an independent fighter of indigenous origin. but amnesty says that the fight for territory is one of the main problems affecting indigenous communities. >> translator: there are 183 identified conflicts with indigenous groups and most of them are because of land or because companies were working near indigenous territory. >> argentina has had a brutal history against indigenous
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communities during colonial times and millions were either murdered or enslaved, in modern times the forest and lack of land have leftmost indigenous groups in extreme poverty. >> translator: a lot of territory is linked to lack of food, water and exclusion, many things have been done, the problem is that there are new healthcare centers where doctors do not want to give service to indigenous groups because of discrimination, schools do not have teachers that speak both languages. >> reporter: and he says this government has done what others have not. >> translator: modern hectors have been recognized as indigenous and the second is to give them the titles and the argentina government says they are granted in the constitution and effective and not historic. >> reporter: many have been benefitting indigenous groups in argentina continue to be among the most vulnerable in the
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country. land is only one of the many problems they face that needs to be resolved. al jazeera, buenos aires. we are here with an update on the day's sports stories. >> thank you very much, a member of fifa executive committee suspended for days and he is the head of the association and taken the action saying a breach of the code of ethics appears to have been committed, exact details have not been revealed but under investigation of his conduct during his 2018 and 2022 world cup bidding contest and committee dismissed claims by the way in which he was suspended last week and said he wasn't allowed to properly defend himself and committee said his arguments were not valid and suspended 90 days last thursday with fifa bladder and received $2 million from bladder
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in 2011 for work he had done nine years privately and the 60-year-old frenchman wants to replace blatter as president when elections take place next february. the question of the fifa presidency discussed by arguably the most famous futboller of all time and in india for the india soccer league and the first trip abroad since having surgery in july and was asked about the crisis engovernmenting -- engolfing and he wasn't wanting to run. they will kickoff in the next few minutes and the win will be good enough for them to reach the finals in france next year and sweden relying on the striker to go through taking on moldove in g and they already qualified and will face ukraine with the home team of making it
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through and few crane win the match against the group c leaders they will have to rely on other results and also have a chance of advancing and take on luxemberg and 45 injured following violence in the democratic republic of congo and happened during the darby and fans of the fifa club and payda and clashing took the lead and the clubs going for the sometimes violent rivalry. tennis and shanghai masters got underway on monday among the first round winners was nick curous and he made light work of his opponent of the powerful serve and taking sets 6-3-6-2 and next up is world number five in the second round and he is joined in the next round by john and also won 6-1-6-2 in straight
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sets. california the first set to ban using redskins team names or mascots in public schools and use of the term created a national debate in regards to the nfl team the washington redskins who has been in a legal dispute over the tray mark and native american groups pressuring them to change the name and the new laws of the schools of california will come into effect on january the 1st. the latest from the major league baseball players where the blue jays kept the post season alive and in arlington taking on the texas rangers and they are in the playoffs for the first time in 21 years years but had to win and the rangers and he had been hitless in the playoffs so far but three run homer in the
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six inning will bring his team to 5-1. >> it was definitely huge and in the moment i was pumped up and got to the dugout and obviously everyone is excited to put us up by five i believe was a little breathing room, i think that is the goal down 2-0 coming in to texas was hopefully to get on the board first and we did that tonight. it's kind of what they did to us in toronto and hopefully tomorrow we can do the same thing and get back to toronto and sow -- see what happens. the homer went 4-2 win in game three over the kansas city royals and astros continue their good post season form which is seem to knock out the yankees in the wild card game. >> we've got good players and got a good team and i've often
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kind of down plays a little bit of how good we feel like we can be or how good these guys are coming up, in the moments and watch the guys flourish in high pressure and high intense only game on today until later and those coming out parties for a club is good especially a young club like us. >> reporter: that is the sport for now and have sport for you later on. >> we will see andi later and the controlled demolition of apartments and a part of the gloscow that has been part of the skyline for years didn't go according to plan and that is the moment loud explosions brought four down and two buildings remained partially up right and it's part of a plan to generate communities across glascow and see thousands of new homes being built, that is it for the news hour but we are back in just a moment for more news coming your way and stay
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