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ali velshi, thank you for >> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello there, welcome to the newshour. i'm laura kyle in doha cracking down on violence. israel's government unveils tough new security measures. more help for the syrian government. reports that iranian troops have been sent to help fight rebels. the taliban says it's withdrawing from the city of kunduz but warns that it can take it back whenever it wants
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signs japan's economy is slowing down, and we'll tell you the impact it's having on the world. >> all the sport, including the chicago cubs have never won the world series since the 1980s, but have made history in this year's play-offs. all the details later in the programme. so israel's government unveiled tougher security measures to tackle a wave of unrest in israel and the palestinian territories. since the start of october, 30 palestinians and 6 israeli died in the violence. let's look at the new measures. the government called on reservists to help police cities. security forces have been deployed throughout jerusalem's public transport network. police have new authority to impose blockades in the palestinian neighbourhoods.
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palestinians accused of violence can have their right to live in the city revoked and property confiscated. the government authorised the demolition of houses belonging to those possible for attacks. we have hoda abdel-hamid live for us in the occupied west bank. first, let's go to mike hanna, who is in jabal in occupied east jerusalem. you are seeing a security measure put in place, the blockade on palestinian neighbourhoods. what is happening there? >> well, this is a perfect example of what can happen in occupied east jerusalem. let me sketch the scene for you. on my right is the israeli settlement. this is hard on the palestinian neighbourhood behind me. what has happened in the course of the morning is that a road block has been established at the top of the road.
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we are told by the police that the intention is to barricade roles within within the palestinian neighbourhood and establish a checkpoint at the bottom of that road. effectively traffic moving out of the neighbour ad will be funnelled through a checkpoint, imposing tight controls on the freedom of movement of those that live in this neighbourhood. this is a measure undertaken, and a number of other security measures introduced by the israeli cabinet, in palestinian eyes, punitive measures for the large part. >> have you had a chance to speak to anyone. what do people feel about the new measures. >> once again, probably the most strict punitive measure in the palestinian viewpoint is a decision not to return the bodies of those killed while attacking israelis, the three men involved in the attack
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yesterday come from this particular neighbourhood. the cabinet decided that their bodies will not be returned to the family, despite the fact that they hold israeli issued i.d.s. in addition, the cabinet says it is considering burying the bodies in a military area. which means that the family would not be able to visit them after death. this is a red line in the palestinian viewpoint that no israeli government of the past has been prepared to cross. so certainly these measures are intense, they are, for security reasons, says israel, palestinians see them as just another example of the collective punishment that has been exercised all so often in recent weeks and months. >> significant developments in eastern jerusalem. >> let's go to the occupied west
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bank. we can join hoda. you are near a university that has been a focal point of protests. what do you hear from students there today? >> well, certainly the students say that they will keep up with the pressure, and describe the daily demonstrations and clashes as a student uprising. they say they are not at an intifada stage, they say it's a student uprising and their generation needs to take fate into their own hands, and refer to the fact that the last intifada was 15 years ago. by and large people stay calm in the west bank and nothing changed. a lot tell me we've been watching the arab spring and watching the young tunisian who sparked the revolution in tunisia. they speak about egypt, and say
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we want to have our generation of students who are taking things into their own hands. i asked them about new measures of not returning the body. i have to tell you they shrugged it off. it's something that has been happening forever. they know about the military cemetery that mike was referring to. they call it a cemetery of numbers, and they say that in the past bodies have stayed there for years. some have been returned. some are still there, and when we go to the clashes, when we know we are risking our lives, we know we may die or are wounded, once you are willing to give up your life, it doesn't matter where they'll be buried, it's the collective punishment, the pain for the family, the fact there's no grieving phase for the family which is most disturbing. whether if they get killed, where the body will rest - at this point it's not of grave
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interest to them. hoda abdel-hamid reporting in the west bank. >> now, russian foreign minister criticized western interference in russian global policy. information is needed to find political solutions. >> reporter: attempts by the west and particularly by the u.s. to put a break on this process, to prevent a more stable international environment are leading to chaos, anarchy and rejection by other companies. russia will continue to conduct a multifaceted policy, and try to make sure that security is observed throughout the world and in russia as well there are reports that iranian troops are arriving in syria to help offensives in hama. it's been backed by lebanese fighters and a russian air campaign. let's cross to zeina khodr.
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where are the reports coming from, how credible are they? >> well, the pro-iranian media - we have been seeing the reports for some time, ever since the russian military began in syria. forthcoming information. one is from a leading lebanese newspaper, considered pro-iranian, a headline saying thousands of iranian troops are arriving in syria, a front page article detailing what the men will do on the ground. we know iran is an ally of the syrian government, and they provided financial, political and military support over the years, and we know that iran plays an advisory role on the ground. they don't shy away and say military advisors are there. a high-ranking general was killed. these reports are coming out saying that thousands of soldiers have been arriving, and
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took pard in operations. they'll take part in grounded operations in aleppo, a lot of detailed information. some suggesting that iran wanted to give a message to the world, that we are still here. we are a major player in the conflict and we have a say. since russia intervened, you know, all the attention has been on russia's military campaign. maybe this could be a message from iran that we are here on the ground and have a say. >> how much of a game changer is it for the syrian president bashar al-assad, having the russian air strikes, having the iranian ground troops? >> no doubt this is a new phase. air strikes helped the government, they were losing ground and latakia was coming under attack.
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what the air strikes have done is put them on the defensive. the troops, we know that hezbollah has been providing thousands of soldiers, and they are instrumental in keeping the government in power. and president bashar al-assad, himself, a few months ago acknowledged that he lacks man power, and that the army is overstretched. so no doubt, you know, this help is needed. what we understand is the objective of this military build up is to change the balance of power on the ground. to strengthen the government. not militarily, but politically, so when they sit, it is stronger. the opposition says they are not going to accept any piece to be imposed on them. we are at the beginning, but undoubtedly we are in a new phase in the syrian conflict.
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>> zeina khodr, from beirut. thank you turkey summoned the russian and the u.s. ambassadors over reported weapons supply to syrian kurds fighting i.s.i.l. more from bernard smith, joining us from istanbul. the battle is getting increasingly entangled. tell us why turkey is upset with america and russia. >> well, laura, to getter understand it we need to go back a couple of days, sunday the u.s. said it dropped weapons to what it described as moderate syrian arab fighters in northern syria. then on monday, syrian kurdish fighters said they formed an alliance with some syrian arab groups, perhaps to make the syrian kurds look less like there's fighting with the kurds. it seemed inevitable some of those weapons dropped would be used by the kurds, and remember
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as far as the americans are concerned, the syrian kurds, they have been the only effective fighting force on the ground against i.s.i.l. and turkey suspects that the russians have been doing something similar. now, why turkey is upset is because turkey says that the syrian kurds, the y.p.g. have been forcibly displacing turkmen and arab communities from lands they seized from i.s.i.l., allegations made by amnesty international. what turkey ultimately fears is effectively the creation of a kurdish state along this land, along the syrian border with turkey. >> is it enough to endanger u.s.-turkish relations? >>. >> well, the u.s., as ever, is walking a very, very fine line. it needs to use the air bases
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that turkey opened up in the summer, particularly injewelic. they have been a -- indualic, they've been a game changer, meaning the americans can fly shorter sortees before crossing the border. they had to fly hours away from the gulf. it's important to the u.s. to have access to the bases and the u.s. does not want to lose the access, it is keen not to upset turkey, and why it's said it was dropping arms to syria arabs, rather than syrian kurds. it's inevitable the kurds will be able to use those weapons. >> thank you, bernard. >> iraqi prime minister said a new mission to retake ramadi from i.s.i.l. is imminent. it is the capital of anbar, the largest province. thousands of sunni fighters agreed to take part in the
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battle. sectarian infighting delayed the offensive. >> reporter: in a carefully and choreographed message to i.s.i.l., sunni fighters chance "we are not afraid." they belong to tribes from the predominantly sunni anbar province in western iraq, opposed to the armed group, and completed a training programme with the iraqi military. the graduation ceremony was attended by iraqi leaders of the it was a show of community and what was described as a major offensive in anbar. >> translation: our message to the central government is these are your sons and which want them integrated within the establishment and recognised. >> they are part of what is called the national guard, a
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proposed arm force made up of local fighters. it's meant to the address concerns in sunni areas, that powerful backed militias known as the popular mobilization forces are trying to gain control. a bill seeking approval for the plan stalled in parliament. with the sectarian divisions to blame for the political deadlock. as a result, president haider al-abadi has not been able to launch an offensive in anbar, despite promising to do so for weeks. >> translation: there is no trust between the government forces, including the popular mobilization forces and sunni tribe fighters, that's why there's a delay in the upcoming offensive. >> reporter: it's not the first time iraqi forces tried to liberate ramadi from i.s.i.l. they launched an offensive in july, but the offensive was
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halted after sunni tribes complained shia militias were becoming too involved in the fighting. >> the prime minister haider al-abadi's strategy in i.s.i.l.-held anbar province has been described as a complete mess. it appears that he's determined to retake the capital ramadi from the armed group, but until he breaks the political deadlock and addresses sectarian concerns, he'll have a hard time doing so. >> still to come on the al jazeera newshour. five democratic candidates for the u.s. president. it was a battle between a political heavyweight and an underdog. plus... [ singing ] ..south african anticorruption campaigners are out on the streets of johannesburg. and in sport - they were the world cup have semifinalists a year ago.
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tuesday, the netherlands failed to reach the euro 2016 finals. we look at what has gone wrong with football. taliban fighters in afghanistan say they have withdrawn from the northern city of kunduz to protect civilians. afghan government troops rushed to recapture the city when the taliban stormed back into their strong hold. it was the biggest military victory in 14 years. the advance forced many journalists to leave the area after fighters raided a local television station. jennifer glasse has this report. >> reporter: this woman became a journalist to show there were opportunities for the women. she loved her job, until the taliban came and forced her to leave.
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she fled kabul, leaving most of her family behind. after she left, her father was killed. >> i couldn't go to his funeral, the road was unsafe and i'm too recognisable. my mother was grieving. i was the only breadwinner for the family. because of all this, i could not see my father for the last time he had been threatened. fighters raided the station, stealing the equipment, record and video files. a few photos is all that remained of what was an independent station in kunduz. now her fiancee in kabul is worried. >> now that she is here, when i go out with her, i feel that we are in danger. i don't want her to go out alone. >> the taliban pulled out of kunduz city, but says there are taliban fighters in the surrounding districts. she doesn't think it will be safe to go back. safe to go back.c >> i thought the taliban would behave well.
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towards ordinary people . i was wrong. people that work with the government, media, social activists and especially women, the taliban will never treat them properly. once again, a dark ache could happen again. the director wants to return to kunduz. he wants to rebuild. it won't be easy. the taliban stole 100,000 of equipment, much coming from international donors. >> translation: the international community gave a lot of aid in the past. but the situation has changed and the assistance won't be like it used to be >> reporter: more than 100 fled the city, and employees from two popular television stations have been threatened. the afghan media that the international community uses as a barometer of success in afghanistan, is under threat
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china says it has not militarized the south china sea and warned the international community to stop over emphasizing the issue. beijing made the comments after u.s.'s ash carter said the u.s. would sail and fly wherever internation international allows. >> translation: the issues that the islands in do not exist, the deployment. weapons in an area far from their territory, and have been flexing their muscles in the south china sea. a big factor to promote a militarization of the south cha. >> there's evidence that china's economy is slowing down. consumer inflation decelerated putting pressure on beijing to stimulate the economy. local businesses are struggling
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to deal with the downturn. adrian brown reports. >> reporter: it's the world's christmas showroom. a vast one-stop emporium for traders around the world. 60% of all christmas decorations are made here, an important manufacturing center, and today an indicator of china's economy. >> translation: this year is very bad, worse compared to last year. my business dropped by almost half. >> the factory makes artificial christmas trees. the shipment destined for chilly. until now, europe was the important market, but economic growth is sluggish. the euro is weaker against the yuan, all of which hurts exporters like this man. >> translation: the problem is orders from overseas degrease and the volume of orders dropped as well. >> there are other problems. labour costs are rising. on average, 30% higher.
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than they were five years ago. >> the profit is less and less. the workers pay is getting higher and higher. also, the overseas market is not doing well. and the price over product did not rise. that's why i closed the factory. >> factories in the workshop are struggling to remain competitive. all at a time when the economy all at a time when the economy has slowed to its lower level in 25 years. while this is the face of made in china, it's a face that the chinese government wants to ease out. he wants to end low-end manufacturing, focussing, instead on high tech industries like green energy and robotics. it could mean a painful transition for the city. this man represents 200 of its manufacturers. >> the government called for us to use advance technology, certain things have to be made by hand.
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the traditional way. >> the writing is on the wall in other ways here. it's for shops and apartments, for sale and rent. prices almost always negotiable. >> i don't know. there are so many empty apartments. many of them in this area, too many. >> it's not all bad news. in atheist china, christmas is becoming popular. this city needs it to become more so. a slow down in the world's second biggest economy means trouble for the rest of the world. the european union is china's biggest trading partner, trading over $1 billion a day. emerging markets are affected. the country depending on experts of iron ore. china is the number one trading
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partner for most countries on the continent. in the biggest economy, the united states, manufacturing industries are affected by slower exports to china. the chief economist and managing partner at complete intelligence joins us live from singapore. china sneezes and the rest of the world catches a cold. is that the case. ? >> sort of. that is manufactured in asia, it is becoming the biggest trading partner for most countries here. china slows down, it really, really hurts the countries here. >> the government is trying to prop up the economy. what has it done so far. well, there has been some short term activities around financing, around helping start-ups, and around some investment as well. there has been an effort, obviously, to prop up the stock market as well.
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there are longer term activities like internationalisation of the chinese currency. this one belt, one road investment, fixed asset investment, to build ports and roads, asia, eastern africa. there were short-term and long-term programs invited. >> there were long-term measures to take effect. redundancy is taking impact. >> sure. i think the long-term measures are. i think, when they happen, they'll tick over fairly quickly. the one road program has $250 billion dedicated to it, but accumulating 2.5 trillion, but expecting to have a trillion impact globally.
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internationalizition will happen within 2-three years. it's moving forward. over 60% of its trade with china is paid in chinese yen. it is heavily utilizing the currency. there's a number of things happening. in the short term our forecasts indicate that early in the fourth quarters, china is going to hit a bottom. things will stablilize. china has a new 5-year plan in march, and from january until march they had a stabilized economy. >> when it hits the bottom, will we see a lot of job losses. it's the biggest fear - rocking the har moanous society, striving to create it.
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>> there is a transition with state-owned entities, and we hear stories and anecdotes about factories underutilized. so at some point job losses had to happen, and this is why the chinese government is funding start-ups in the short term. >> great to speak to you. thank you for taking the time to join us from singapore and now let's get the whether with everton. staying this china, where there has been heavy rain in the south-west. how is it looking over the next few days? >> we have seen nasty weather in the south-west. it will improve over the next couple of days. the south-eastern corner of china may have a typhoon moving in next week. let's start back in the south-west. you see this clutch of storms rumbling away just around the south-west. there's 62mm of rain in
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24 hours. it would be about 100mm in obje october. a significant amount. 174mm of rain coming through here. you see the line of storms rolling over towards the philippines, that will be the next focus for heavy rain, going through the next few days. there's that improvement, southern parts. we'll see a few showers there. by friday, a big improvement in the weather. even central parts of vietnam will see things getting better. >> taking a look to luson. on the edge. screen it doesn't look good. there's a nasty system making its way in, it's a tropical storm. massive cloud driving towards the philippines. it's a big one, this. equivalent to a category before before making its way up to luson early next week. >> thank you very much more rallies have been held
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in south africa, urging the government to stamp out corruption. the united against corruption campaign is led by south africa's biggest trade union, the national union of metalworkers. opposition parties are taking part. they argued money lost should be spent on a minimum wage increase. >> these workers are demanding a national minimum wage between 330 and 240. that is the bare minimum someone should earn from support, an average family, to cover their basic needs. at the moment there was 5.5 million working poor, people that worked full-time hours a week. and they can't afford to cover all their families basic needs. i took the minimum wage to a c.e.o. of the association,
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representativesing 23,000. she said it was unaffordable. what they want is for the government to intervene to create millions more jobs and intervene in mining successors. and falling global commodity prices. people here in a difficult position. high unemployment, they need jobs, and these say the jobs need to pay them. still to come on the al jazeera newshour. running out, supposed to encourage local production, doing anything but. >> a new gardening in guatemala, to fight ammunition with children. >> in spofrt, their country has been torn apart by the football team.
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taking a step towards qualifying in the 2018 world cup.
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hello again, you're watch, al jazeera, here is a reminder of the top stories, israel's government unveiled tougher security measures to tackle a wave of unrest. police have been given the power to seal off areas in occupied east jerusalem. turkey summoned the russian and u.s. ambassadors over reported weapons supplies to syrian kurds
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fighting i.s.i.l. the turkish prime minister says there's a risk of such arms falling into the hands of turkish's kurdish rebels. >> consumer inflation decelerated in september. putting pressure on beijing to stimulate the economy. las vegas has been the latest stop in the race to the white house. the contest is between four relative unknowns, and a woman that knows her way well around the white house. hillary clinton lost the nomination to president obama seven years ago and became the diplomat, troubleshooter as secretary of state. the wife of former president bill clinton is considered to be a moderate and is ahead in the polls. her main opponent is bernie sanders, a left-leaning
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politician and long-time independent. they are up against three lesser known candidates. martin o'mallee is a former governor who supports gun control and raising faxes for the wealthy. lyndon chaffey was a republican switching allegiances. and a war veteran. in the debate, the sharpest disagreements came over whether or not there should be a no-fly zone in syria, let's hear what hillary clinton says. >> what i believe, and what i believe is no-fly zone, of course in a coalition, be put on the take, i'm trying to figure out what leverage we have to get russian agent to the table. diplomacy is not about the perfect solution, but how to balance a risk. i think we have an opportunity here, and i know that inside the administration this is hotly
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debated. >> we are joined in the studio by an tnt professor. >> great to have you with us. how presidential did she sound to you. >> she was presidential and had the track record. she seemed enthusiastic. she did a good job, and was well prepared, and was able to put bernie sanders in defense mode when she attacked him. he comes out the clear winner. >> baund has a surprising challenger to hillary clinton. let's hear from him. -- bernie sanders is a surprising challenger, let's hear from him. >> the company is collapsing. 27 million are living in poverty, we have wealth and income equality, trade cost millions of jobs.
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the american people want to know if we'll have a democracy or ol gashingy. enough of the emails, let's talk about the real issues facing america. what do you make of him. is he serious enough to unsettle clinton at the top. >> he's very interesting. coming from the liberal left wing part of the party. his objective was to be better known. a success for him. more than anything, he was successful in the polls, still trading her, doing good numbers. forcing hillary clinton to have more of the liberal solutions, giving pipeline on environmental issues, and trans-pacific partnership to tell us that he was opposed or traditionally in favour. >> what about the other three, are we likely to see anyone drop
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out. >> i don't think anyone will drop out. the objective is to be better known by the democratic party. they haven't been very successful. more than anything, lincoln chafee has not been at ease with the answers, especially when he had to defend the track record. jim mallee also had a lot to win, and hasn't been able to reach a success on this tasket. >> overall, was it better or worse? >> it was a different debate. more than anything because of the candidates. we have a large crowd of candidates on the republican side. that allowed the candidates to give up more the ideas, and be essential for them. the presence of personie sanders, it's important to create interest, part of the box. and creating interest from the
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viewers, if they continue along this way, with the republican party, less of a dispute and developing key issues. >> we'll hear a lot more from you. thank you very much. >> now, brazil's ruling party won an injunction to allow a vote. it will give her more time to muster the votes. opposition parties were trying to force a vote in a lower house. it explains as early as next week. import, rice, cement and tooth picks are banned by israeli's government. business owners are not happy. >> reporter: this is the last supply of concentrated tomato
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paste processed at this factory in lagos. it was imported by california. now the nigeria put a ban on its import, including 40 other product, including rice, cement and toothpicks. these its can be produced in nigeria, and if believes the decision will force producers to set up factories and create jobs. they are about to lose their jobs, they are not factories that produce concentrated tomato paste. without raw materials, they'll have to close down. it's been occurred by the cbn. >> the cbn did this overnight. 40,000 livelihoods - if the time is not given now, for one to two years to go backed. all the 40,000 manpower will become jobless.
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>> even though tomatoes are grown in large quantities, poor power supply and a lack of public facilities means there know way of the placing them in products, and the same as in most other products. the government put the ban in place by stopping importers paying u.s. suppliers. exporters will no longer send products to nigeria, there's no guarantee they'll be paid. the government says this is the shock therapy needed to get the manufacturing industry working. >> if its can be produced comparatively, at an advantageous position in this country, we open up the factories. import the missionaries and import them in this country and provide implement out there on
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the streets. >> there's another problem too. the fall in oil prices leading to a fall in the dollars. the government is not relenting. measures will stay in place in the time being. the factory is looking at how it might produce tomato concentrate to stay in business. guatemala has one of the world's highest rates of malnutrition among children. more than half the population lives in poverty and the drought made food prices worse. but an initiative is raising hope. >> reporter: in this small garden in western guatemala, children are seeing the seeds of -- sewing the seeds of change. today they are harvesting a native plant high in protein. the students are proud of the bounty, and a pay off of work in the organic school garden.
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>> we start off preparing the land and mixing the earth. we mix the earth and harvest the vegetables. >> with the majority of children, suffering chronic malnutrition, they wanted to introduce organic garden. but it was not until they partnered with an n.g.o. that they turned it into a reality. >> the world needs real change makers, and the best place to start is with children, by teaching them to grow their own food without chemicals. >> specialist give weakly classes to students and teachers in soil preparation, seed banks and more. already they are producing 100 pounds of food a month and in a few years they should be running without outside help.
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>> translation: we have groups made up of parents, students and teachers. little by little they'll take over the proerget. >> in the school kitchen mothers take turns preparing the meals using product from the garden. it's having an impact. >> the student used to have low grades. in a few months we saw a big change in their work, and they themselves see the change in attitudes towards school. >> it inspired her mum to grow herbs at home, a knock-on effect. >> we benefit from the programme. our children teach us what they learnt in schools. >> reporter: fighting hunger from the roots up. giving schools the opportunity
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to lead communities in a new direction. the booker prize for fiction has been wouldn't by a jamaican authoror. marl line james won for a brief history of seven killings, inspired by an assassination of bob marley in the 1970s. judges describe it as the most exciting book on the short list. >> i would be happy two people liking it. so it is - it is really - it's really affirming and when you are in that sort of quiet room writing novels, you like to think the world is not there. it's the absolute opposite is true. the world is never more there still ahead... ... >> i'm jessica baldwin in london at the opening of a new show of beautiful and complicated pictures
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the international olympic committee give their verdict on preparations for the troubled 2020 games in tokyo. those details up next.
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let's get the sport with sanaa. >> thank you very much. starting with m.l.v. and the chicago cubs beat the st. louis cardinals to reach a league championship series for the first time in 12 years. the cubs have not won the world series except for 107 years and the last appearance was way back in 1945.
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but it was the cardinals that started better. steven pic oty giving them a 2-0 lead. cubs fans packed into wrigley field found their voice. a 3-run homer giving chicago the leafed. the cardinals coming back to level the game. home runs and this from schwarber have the fans celebrating. the win was confirmed, the cubs clinching a post-season series in front of the fans for the first time. john hendren was there with them. >> reporter: this is what celebration looks like and they have been waiting a long time to celebrate. the cubs are a step away from the world series, a place they have not been since 1945. they have not come this close since 2008. if they win the division, they'll go to the series, and you don't think that's a big
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deal, they have not won in a world series since 1908, before world war i, before world war ii. back here, they believe the curse has been broken. and that chicago will end up going to the world series. who's going to the world series? >> the chicago cubs are going to the world series. >> reporter: you heard it here. the fans believe... >> this is rewarding for them, for mr ricketts, theo and the city that stuck behind us the entire time. time has one easy the last few years, but with all the talent we had and were building, everyone knew that the cubs were coming. we are here, hopefully we can keep it going. >> the cubs received a message. congratulations of fans, the chicago white sox. u.s. president obama took to twitter to offer
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congradualations. the president said he'd support the cubs if they reached the world series. >> well, the cubs will play the winner of the series between the los angeles dodgers and new york mets. that has gone to a deciding fifth game after the dodgers beat the mets 3-1. the decider will be played in los angeles on thursday. >> we have a new number one team in world football. belgium assumed f.i.f.a.'s top rank, ending israel's hopes of making it to the european championships with a 3-1 victory, belgium confirming their place as group b winners, and moving above argentina and germany in the world rankings. >> meanwhile world cup semifinalists dreams of reaching the final is over. the dutch fell to a 3-2 defeat.
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missing action for the first time since 1984. >> we have to look to the future. this is disappointing for me, for the netherlands. we have to look ahead. the new goal is qualifying for the world cup in russia. >> for more on that, we are joined by our correspondent lee wellings, where did it go wrong for the dutch team? >> what is remarkable about the failure is the expansion, making it look like the established football nations would qualify. tree teams finished above them. what did for them is the emergens of iceland and they were superb. that's what pushed the netherlands down the table. in terms of performance possess, i think the team -- performan s
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performances, i think the team peaked. robin van percy lost his form. they suffered from injuries, wesley schneider the superstar of the dutch game has not performed. managerially, guus hiddink was meant to take them through to the finals. in comes danny blind, and it's not work for him either. the assistant who stepped up lost three of four games, and said that he hoped to carry on while the dutch football association might have other ideas, and they need someone to take them through to the next world cup. >> can we say that the dutch football is in crisis. >> i don't think they are in crisis, but there'll be a mourning for not getting through to the finals, there's quality players coming through. it's a failure of a team, a team
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that aged, peaked, cubs like ajax will produce talent. it's who managers them. they looked well-established. despite danny wanting to carry on. >> lee wellings live from london. thank you for that. >> well, the czech republic goes through, along with iceland. turkey go into the play-offs to croatia, grabbing automatic qualifications, with victory over malta. >> with a one day appearing at the football world cup, it's on track. they comprehensively beat afghanistan. played at a neutral venue. >> from the outside, this was just another world cup qualifier, but to syria and afghanistan who have been banned from hosting matches for security reasons, this campaign is proof of their adversity in times of war.
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both sides played at neutral venues and native fans have been few and far between. what they lacked in number. they made up for in enthusiasm. it didn't hold syria back. nine minutes into the game. >> they opened the scoring, doubling their advantage. mack mood made it three, and it looked dangerously reminiscent at 6-0. afghanistan did pull two goals back either side of the break. whatever hopes they had of a comeback were ended by omari. they ended 5-2 to syria, putting them back in top of the qualifying group. >> they did the same in the
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second half. but we came back again and scored two goals, it's important to have points and give the group again. syria are many victories away from qualifying in the first ever world cup finals. both the groups here is that despite the conflict in home countries, they can pursue that dream. other winners in asia on tuesday on the road to russia in 2018, include qatar, thrashing the maldives, going five clear in group c. cementing their place at the top of group c. with a 3-0 win. they have a 5-point cushion over iraq after a 3-0 win. north korea are four points ahead of uzbekistan after beating yemen 1-0 at home. jordan maintained their possession with a 3-0 win over
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tajikistan. >> international officials meet in tokyo to hold a fourth product review ahead of games scheduled to be held in 2020. >> i.o.c. chairman john coates is one of the key figures. they are attending. but they'll discuss everything from accomodation, transportation, tokyo 2020 had its share of embarrassments. organizers had a scrap of plan for the new olympic stadium due to high costs and dropping logos over accusations of plagiarism. that's it for me. >> thank you very much, indeed. now, to one of the best known graphic artists, whose images are everywhere and whose name is less well-known. it may be about to change as the works of an artist goes on display in london. jessica bald win sees what is on
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show. >> reporter: the tower of babal shown from a bird's eye view. the graphic artist says he wanted to show the building. that's where the action took place. the top of the tower, where god gave different languages to people. normal rules of gravity does not apply. a staircase switches back on itself. it was an explanation. -- an inspiration for a video game. for all, the images is everywhere. from t-shirts to posters. despite the popular appeal, his work has been ignored by museums. >> they are so famous on ordinary. people . it can't be good. it's a cliche way of thinking.
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the dutch artist worked on their home. on a tiny village in the netherlands. the 111th century in spain is a huge inspiration. he took the geometric images, moving to tesselation. patterns of identical shapes that seamlessly interlock and can be repeated endlessly. more interested in solving difficult puzzles. he couldn't be bothered with pain and fortune. they turned down with celebrities. visitors are encouraged to make their own selfies. more than 80 years ago. popularity has risen. fans have more than 100 prints to examine. complicated detail appears easy. what is more difficult is his work finding its rightful place on museum walls. do stay with us here on al jazeera. we'll bring you the latest scenes from israel and the occupied palestinian territories, and the rest of the
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day's news right ahead. >> good morning and welcome to al jazeera america. >> is this the first chance they're getting to asses the damage. >> we begin with breaking news coming out of the west bank.
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democrats facing off in their first debate of the 2016 campaign, separating fact from fiction - what they said and how last night's discusses can change the race. >> change at planned parenthood. the group looking to see what it does with foetal tissue. >> and gunshots. shooting of two police officers. >> israel locks down parts of occupied east jerusalem, as protests break out in the west bank. we have a live report on the latest moves to stop a wave of