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>> at least two palestinians are dead and two israelis critically injured, following more violence in jerusalem apartment occupied west bank. >> you're watching al jazeera live from doha. also ahead, another day of funerals in turkey for the victims of saturday's bomb attacks. the government says isil is the prime suspect. >> kurdish fighters in syria join forces with a mix of other rebel groups, a coalition they say will form the nucleus of the new army. >> controversy in south korea, as schools change the way they
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teach history. >> 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 force witness a knife. she's been taken to hospital and she's in critical condition. this comes a few hours after a palestinian teenager was shot and killed near lion's gate in the old city, israeli forces saying he tried to stab one of their officers. then, two palestinians were shot in a settlement outside jerusalem. two israelis are in critical condition after being stabbed in that same incident. over in gaza, a rally had taken place. it was held in solidarity with palestinians across the west bank and occupied east jerusalem. speaking in parliament, israel's prime minister benjamin
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netanyahu accused the islamic movements northern branch of spreading lies about the temple mount and says he now wants to outlaw the group. >> they even said today that the jews have no connection with the temple mount. they say that the jews dirty the mount and repeat again and again the lie that we have intentions to destroy al aqsa mosque or to change the status quo. that is a total lie, exactly the opposite. we are responsible for maintaining the status quo of the temple mount and we keep the holy places for all the denominations. >> andrew simmons joins us from west jerusalem to tell us what else israeli's prime minister said in that session of parliament. >> well, he was hard-hitting in the situation. he said that the legislation which is already in place in emergency law right now will be made into law. there are two readings taking
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place and it's likely to be actually on the statute book next week. what we're seeing is a raft of new measures particularly the most controversial, the one in which there are harsher sentences for under 18-year-olds and also a double effective really, because the under 18-year-olds for rock throwing or hurling any other object will not only get a term in a detention center, but their parents will be fined. there are going to be minimal sentences of around three years jail for the duties in throwing missiles at police, and also a raft of other measures in the way palestinians are handled for these sort of offenses, and furthermore, he is basically saying that no more of this, there cannot be any, any like
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terms used anymore. the irony here is that the attorney general had actually questioned some of these measures more than six weeks ago, but now there seems to be a definite view in the knesset which has returned from the summer break to actually vote these measures through. we'll see them in law next week. >> andrew, we're hearing of an incident unfolding right now in gaza. what are you hearing about what's going on there? >> we're hearing reports that the refugee camp where there's been a series of very big demonstrations, that a number of particularly young people have breached the fence into israel, the border fence into israel once again. this is going on right now. there are unconfirmed reports that live ammunition is being used by israeli soldiers on the
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situation. there are reports that motorcycles have been used to ride through, cross the border into israel. whether that's deteriorating in terms of an i want or whether it's now under control is unclear. the situation in occupied east jerusalem on this day has been particularly dramatic once again with reports of these stabbings and police opening fire, it would seem without any warning whatsoever, the other factor to these i wants three main ones is that there are claims and counter claims about the way the police have handled the situations, human rights people are suggesting that the police now have not only a sort of shoot to kill type of policy, although it's not official, but they also are not making any warning or making any other real
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attempt to disarm people, but shooting first and asking questions later, that's the allegation by palestinians. the police say the violent nature of these attacks means that they have to respond with firm action. we've also seen in one incident which involved the police say a 16-year-old school girl tried to attack a border police officer. she was injured when he fired, opened fire, and then there's also in an attack reported, two israelis were attacked inside occupied east jerusalem and two palestinians taken on there, two palestinians injured, 16 years
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of age. again, a real issue here, the young people involved in this spalt of violence. >> right, ok, andrew, thank you very much for that update from west jerusalem. >> turkey's prime minister says the government is close to identifying the two suicide bombers it says carried out saturday said bomb attack in ankara. isil is the prime suspect. funerals have been taking place all over turkey for the victims of the blast. 97 people were killed. bernard smith was at one funeral in istanbul. >> when the bodies arrived, the crowd's been chanting matter at hers do not die, chanting murderer, chanting president erdogan, murderer. there is a widespread belief that the government is somehow complicit in what happened in the bombing, either through an intelligence failure that allowed the attacks to take place in the first place or because of the stirring up of national sentiment in the last
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few months. the government support either would say that the bombings were the responsibility or blame for the purpose powers for wanting to destagize turkey. so far, the identity of the bombers remain unknown, although intelligence sources are quoted saying they might have been members of isil. >> nato's secretary general said russias support for syrian president bashar al assad is only prolonging the crise. the syrian army says it's gaining new territory with the russian airstrikes. syrian troops say they've taken control of the idlib area. >> we don't want to get involved in religious conflict in syria. we have one goal, to support the legitimate government and create cbs for a peaceful solution. that was our initial position and we stand by it. >> kurdish forces fighting isil
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are officially uniting with rebel groups. it is called the democratic forces of syria. zeina hodor reports from buy root. >> syria said kurds have been the photo effective fighting force against isil on the ground. with the help of the coalition airstrikes, much of the northeast areas along the border with turkey are now under their control. they have been fighting alongside some arab groups and a syrian christian group that alliance has now been formalized. they call themselves the democratic forces of syria. >> after the russian jet fighters and airstrikes in syria, so now the situation is changing very quickly, so this force is made up, this kind of unification on the ground. >> the group's role said it will be to fight isil and push for a democratic and secular syria and
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one day become syria's new army. it's leaders say they have the backing of the u.s. and russia. >> the announcement was made days after the u.s. said it was ban dong plans to train some which 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 hasn't she'd from saying it is targeting opposition groups as part of its military campaign in syria. groups coming under fire are conservative brigades like al-nusra front and they are not part of the new alliance and 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 create by the united states and involving many countries of the arab world, including gulf countries and servicemen working in syria. this is not about rules excluding unintended incidents, but coordination of joint
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actions. >> 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. zeina hodor, al jazeera, beirut. >> germany has been one of the first countries to accept tens of thousands of asylum seekers mainly from syria. with no limit to the number of refugees coming into the country, some are now beginning to criticize the government immigration policies. jonah hull reports from bavaria. >> when german chancellor angela merkel issued an open invitation to reef gees this summer, it is likely even she did not see the effect germany would take in 800,000 people this year. the real figure could be almost double that. >> here we are in a small german town on the bank of the river. an that side, austria, this is
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the point where picture postcard meets the face of human tragedy. >> how long do you think you will stay here? >> >> there are signs that germany's generosity is wearing thin. last week, mrs. merkel was tipped to win the nobel peace prize. she didn't. even some of turning against taking in refugees. >> one of our main concerns is the unlimited migration that could create insurmountable problems. >> already, problems are mounting. videos posted on social media show fights breaking out in overcrowded reception centers. at frustration rises, state government report a shortage of winter housing.
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>> i think many people here. >> too many people. >> too many people. >> waiting for what? >> i do not know. >> they don't tell you? >> what do you think will happen? >> i don't know. >> perhaps most significant is the change in public opinion. just over half of all germans say they now fear the refugee in flux, up 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 shops. of course they have to learn german, it's a problem. >> do you think chancellor merkel made a mistake? >> we will see. we will see. >> the fenneller pointing that begun. while chancellor merkel insists the right to asylum has no upper
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limit, germany just might. >> still ahead on al jazeera, a court in iran issues a verdict against a washington post journalist in an espionage case his employer says is absurd. >> i've seen people sittin' there for 10, 11 months and not even know why they was in jail. >> if you don't have any money, you're finished. >> you get mental scars from this. >> how many kids have they thrown away? >> "faultlines". >> what do we want? >> al jazeera america's hard-hitting... >> today the will be arrested. >> ground-breaking... >> they're firing canisters of gas at us. >> emmy award-winning, investigative series.
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>> two palestinians are dead and two israelis critically injured following more violence. israel's president benjamin netanyahu told the knesset he will push for tougher security
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laws. >> funerals held for the victims of saturday's bomb attack in ankara that killed 90. turkey's prime minister said it is close to identifying the suicide bombers who carried out the attack. the government said isil is the prime suspect. >> syrian kurdish fighters are joining forces with rebel groups, uniting under the democratic forces of syria. it comes as russia continues their strikes in support of the syrian government. >> syria has been at the top of the agenda at a meeting of european union foreign ministers in luxembourg. the u.n. foreign chief is concerned by russia's growing military role in the conflict. >> it is for sure a game changer. it has some very worrying elements. we will discuss them. in particular, when it comes to the violation of the aspects of turkey. i've always said and i believe that is going to be also the
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outcome today, intervention against that has to be clearly against daish and other terrorist groups as defined by the u.n. we have a common ground, i believe. the eu, the u.s., russia, all have a common ground, which is the security council resolutions that were already passed in the u.n. framework, and has to be coordinated. otherwise, it risks to be extremely dangerous not only from a political point of view, but mainly from a military point of view. >> the sons of former egyptian presidenpresident mubarak will e released. their father convicted in the same case remains in custody. the decision to release hosni
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mubarek's sons proved egypt did not achieve what it set out for in the revolution. >> a three year sentence for embezzling over $16 million to use state funds for private purposes is very, vermin mum, and when you compare it with the youth who led the revolution in 2011, where they're serving three years, some of them 15, and some life, then you see that there is a clear bias in favor of the former mubarak conies and against the youth who led the revolution. the perception is that those who were responsible for major economic crimes and human rights violations over 30 years under mubarak said dictatorship are being essentially slapped on the hand and those who head the revolution to attempt to overthrow the regime are being very heavily penalized, whether they are secular activists for muslim brotherhood or anyone who was a leader in the revolution,
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so i think the egyptians see it as a counter revolution that started when morsi was deposed and maybe even before then. >> an iranian court convict u.s. reporter jason rezaian in an espionage case. it's unclear whether he's been sentenced. the tehran bureau chief for washington post has been held on spying. the allegation has been disputed that he was a spy. >> it's increasingly clear that the final decision about how jason's case will be handled will be made by political authorities, not journal ones. we've heard from penalty rouhani that iran is willing to half the case towards conclusion if the united states will do something in return. i really do think the court process that's 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 said highest authorities. >> the russian gas company has
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resumes supplies to ukraine after receiving a payment. it was stopped in july after a price dispute. the company will have to pay a total of $500 million. >> australia is negotiating the philippines to resettle the refugees its holding on the pacific island of naru. they agreed to transfer asylum seekers to the island. so far, only four refugees have moved to phnom penh. it has been ridiculed as an expensive failure. it cost nearly $55 million. australia intercepts boats and sends them to camps in papua, new guinea. we have this report. >> the philippines has a long history of accepting refugees from otherration countries and even as far as europe. it provided sanctuary to hundred was refugees who fled vietnam during the civil war in the
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1970's. they built a vietnamese village for eventually resettling in other countries. the recent 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 strongly denied. >> in this recent issue of refugees, we can consider, but at the same time, we have to take into account our own resources and capabilities. >> refugees trying to reach australia shores have been sent to hundred was prisons in papua, new guinea in the tiny pacific nation where the living conditions are difficult for many. cambodia has previously agreed to accept refugees who tried to
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reach australia by boat. the $55 million arrangement has been criticized by many. australia has long taken a hard line stance on asylum seekers who tried to reach its shores by boat. the policies are mainly to discourage refugees traveling by sea. >> the whole of the cabinet is trying to make sure that we absolutely are determined to stair down the threat from people smugglers and not allow the boats to recommence. >> the united nations high commissioner for refugees says since australia in a signatory to the 1951 u.n. convention and refugees, it has a responsibility to do more. >> is it fair for a member state to transpose its responsibility to another member state. that's an important question,
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which must be answered, you know, in full consultation with all concerned state lawmakers. >> rights groups say australia can very well afford to look after its asylum seekers and it is a burden to resettle them in a country that is largely impoverished. also more than just a potential international backlash for president aquino's government, they worry that resettling asylum seekers here may cause asylum seekers to consider it a drop off point, too. >> sentenced to 16 years in prison on corruption charges in china, he served at chairman at the state owned china national petroleum corps rigs between 2011-2013. >> south korea is writing its own history textbook for secondary school children.
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they say the textbooks now are being taught with errors. credit six say the book portrays the leader's father in a better light. >> today's lesson is on the growing economic influence of foreign powers in the 19t 19th century. on the desks are copies of one of eight authorized textbooks that schools are permitted to choose from. the books themselves could soon be history. the government announced it will bring in its own single text to be called the correct history textbook. >> it is an inevitable decision on the part of the government to correct errors of historical facts and put an end to social disputes caused by ideological biased in history textbooks. >> critics say the president is keen to burnish the image of her father and correct what conservatives see as overly
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sympathetic left leaning history. >> it will mean the contents of the textbook can be changed to suit the state's taste. even if academic findings are used, the contents can be changed and distorted. >> already the section about comfort women features strongly on the school said syllabus, that subject is also facing further standardization. >> as well as a single textbook, the government is introducing a new set of materials about the comfort women, designed to promote what it calls an accurate understanding of japanese mill at her sexual slavery and correct history. >> information is largely absorbed in classrooms rather than debated.
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the opposition promises further chapters in their fight to overturn this decision. al jazeera, seoul. >> botswana banned big game hunting two years ago to promote conservation. since then, wild animals such as lions and elephants have thrived, but they're increasingly coming into contact with villagers, which is causing fractioproblems of its own. >> the village in northern botswana used to earn $300,000 a year through government sanctioned big game hunting. local land was leased to hunt organizers, but hunting was banned two years ago. >> since the ban, we have seen more lions and elephants come into the village. we don't know whether it's because during hunting, lions were kept -- >> she lost all but one goat to
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a nighttime lion attack. >> there are no jobs in the village and we really on livestock or income for my family. i applied to the government for compensation for my loft animals but i am still waiting to be paid. >> few eerie sources mean the village can't continue patrols to keep dangerous animals and poachers out. the installation of modern sanitation have come to a halt. the government urges the village to promote photo tourism. the program has been delayed. >> the problem is we stopped hunting before we made the photo graphic activities structures in place. that's where the problem is. we migrated to zero. >> the village in the delta is surrounded by wildlife, including elephant, buffalo and hip pose. people here say hunting kept wild animals away and provided
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the community with meat. they want the ban lifted. >> the government is animate that the no hunting law promotes conservation. the environment minister said in a population of thousands, over 40 elephants have been poached this year. >> multiple communities will benefit from no one hunting tourism. it goes for the entire year and employees more people, and now product on tourism is wildlife. if we can increase those numbers, obviously the off shoot of that would be more tourists. >> botswana believes it will benefit as neighboring countries turn to hunting and wildlife seeks refuge in its borders. >> in scotland, the controlled demolition of six apartment blocks didn't go quite according to plan. [ explosion ] >> this was the moment loud explosions brought four buildings down, but two
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buildings remain partially upright. the demolition was part of a plan to regenerate communities across glasgow which will be thousands of new homes built. you can read more on where you'll find today's top stories, as well. >> israeli forces kill two palestinians following an attack. a captain less ship. how republicans replace john boehner one name keeps popping up.


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