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three palestinians are killed as violence, confrontations continue in the occupied palestinian territories. >> you're watching al jazeera, live from hours in doha. also ahead - syrian activists say civilians died after air tricks hit residential areas in homes. tough times for nepal's earthquake survivors due to a crippling food shortage. >> i'm waen hay, reporting from
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thailand. if you are guilty from corruption, you could find your crimes immortalized in a bizarre museum. >> so there has been more attacks in the israeli occupied territories. the latest violence that escalated this month. . >> in hebron a jewish settler wearing wight is alleged to have sht one of them. the military says the palestinian was shot before he could arm israelis. >> let's go to hebron, to hear about the circumstances that led to the two deaths of palestinians that we know of in hebron. >> good morning, i want to paint the picture to you.
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we are on the outskirts of hebron. it is pretty much sealed off to outsiders by the israeli military. the checkpoint has been thrown up at the main access point to the city, and we are looking where armoured vehiclesar blocking the road. they are firing tear gas up the hill, and we see rolling down that hill burning tires sent down the street by protesters higher up. and pools of smoke are drifting over the city. we are told by the israeli military, that's a flashpoint in the heart of the city, because there's an israeli settlement in the middle of the city. that is close to where the first incident took place. the military are telling us that
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a palestinian man tried to approach an israeli settler on suspicion of attacking mim. that the that point he opened fire and killed the palestinian man. we have spoken to an eyewitness inside the city. they think it is a different scene, suggesting that the palestinian man had no intention of launching an attack and was killed by the israeli settler after a group of settlers chanted arab, arab. >> in a second incident around hebron, a 16-year-old woman, according to israeli police, tried to attack a female border person, and she, too, was shot dead. it was in response to those shooting incidents this morning that widespread clashes are going on throughout the city. >> all right, thank you for that update from hebron.
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>> since the violence erupted over access to al-aqsa mosque compound, clashes left 42 palestinians and several israelis dead. the israeli military said a 16-year-old palestinian allegedly attacked a security officer. and the teenager was shot dead. >> the palestinians are communicated and resisting the israeli occupations to protect themselves by any means possible. >> there's an attempt by a medallist movement: in the last few weeks they took control of israeli society. the plan is annex the land, they do not burn people in duma, they
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know the faces or names of these people, no, all of us are united, and we will resist as in the last 70 years, we'll resist the attempts to turn us from the box of geography. and i assure you that the palestinian leadership will take action to protect our nation, as we saw what the u.n. ambassador did yesterday. i want to point to the daily assassinations that happened this morning. today we are living in a mad house inside israel and israeli controlled area. this has turned into a horror house. >> there has been international condemnation with a plea made at a u.n. emergency meeting. comey has been following that in
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new york. >> the security council got a beating. blaming both sides. he welcomed comments from binyamin netanyahu, that there would be no changes to afl sis for the al-aqsa mosque. he criticized heavy-handed response of israeli security forces. the palestinian ambassador said his people had little trust that israel would live up to the promise to maintain the status quo. >> there's a presence to guarantee that the status quo be maintained. that is in the mind of members evers council that is in our mind. >> the facts speak for themselves. for decades israel maintained the status quo and will keep on doing so. let me be crystal clear. israel will not agree to any international presence on the temple mount. such a presence would be a change in the status quo.
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there are many calls to end the violence, from the security council members, and end provocative acts. now, there seems to be little appetite that the palestinians have for implementing monitoring tha palestinians have been talking about. >> the u.s. president obama raised his concerns over the situation. >> we condemn in the strongest possible terms, violence directed against innocent people. and believe that israel has a right to maintain basic law and order and protect its citizens from knife attacks. and violence on the streets. we also believe that it's important for both prime minister binyamin netanyahu, and israeli elected officials, and president mahmoud abbas and
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others in position of power to try to clampdown a rhetoric that may feed violence. i.s.i.l. sympathizers are claiming responsibility for a mosque shooting in saudi arabia. five people were killed in a meeting haul of the shia muslim mosque in the east. the gunman was shot dead during a battle with security forces. the attack is expected to raise sectarian tensions in the province where many shia muslims live syrian activists say russian air strikes are hitting areas in homs and killing civilians. moscow has been helping the russian forces by launching air offensives against rebels. >> a mourner recites the names
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of victims in this graveyard in homs. >> 36 names, 36 people. sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, all civilians, all killed during an air strike. russian helicopters are responsible. >> they were killed while waiting in line for bread. they are innocent people. they are not i.s.i.l. we only have god on our side. >> the syrian government launched an hancive on homs -- offensive on homs, not the first, but this time are it has russian air support. activists say 20,000 were killed. leaving behind a large crater. >> translation: the bombs landed here, this was a bakery.
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targetting this disproves the narrative that they are only targetting terrorists. this is a bakery. >> reporter: syria says they are targetting terrorists, the provinces of idlib and hama. opponents say all russia is doing is helping the regime recapture rebel controlled areas. if the government recaptured homs, it would be able to control roads linking the capital to aleppo there has been protests in the turkish capital ankara, a week after bomb blasts killed two people. the attack prompted widespread anger against the government. three of 12 suspects held in custody appeared in court on friday. now, to europe's growing refugee crisis, thousands arrived in slovenia, after hungry closed its border with croatia on
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friday. victoria gatenby has more on what the action means for asylum seekers. >> this is the village on the croatian hungarian border. as many as 8,000 refugees crossed into hungary. at midnight local time security forces sealed off the crossing with razor wire. refugees desperate to get to austria or germany face travelling through slovenia, or being stranded in croatia where temperatures started to fall. >> there'll be thousands of people bottled up in croatia, not knowing which way to take. i was in croatia a couple of weeks ago, and the humanitarian situation - disastrous. these were the last refugees to get into hungary on friday. before the crossing was closed. >> hungary's right wing government built a razor wire
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fence on the croatian border as part of measures to stop people crossing into the territory. it was forced to seal the crossing point after an e.u. meeting in brussels failed to agree on tough rules to stop the flow of refugees into europe. >> this is not the best. only the second best solution. the best solution did not come about yesterday at the european council meeting. there's no agreement on the protection of the external borders in greece. >> reporter: the sheer numbers of refugees that arrived has strained the eu system. hungary's prime minister viktor orban is standing by a tough immigration policy, which has not played well with germany, which received most of the asylum seekers. the hungarian government hand -- has ignored criticism. it's closed a second border, sealing off the frontier with serbia last month. the message to refugees escaping war and persecution is clear - go somewhere else.
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here is what is coming up in the programme - rising unemployment in zimbabwe. many graduates are working as street vendors. thousands more have no jobs. cash-strapped greece hikes entrance fees to famous monuments. details coming up.
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the headlines on al jazeera, three palestinians have been shot dead in several attacks in the israeli occupied
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territories. this shows a jewish settler holding a gun. after he shot one, soon after israeli police killed a woman who stabbed an officer. >> a 16-year-old was shot dead. for threat in fact police with a night. >> civilians are being killed in homs. for three days in motorcycle coe, they have been helping the syrian army. first busloads of refugees after hungry closed the border with croatia. they will not stop the fellow of asylum seekers, so long as austria and germany keep the doors open. >> supplies of food for nepal's earthquake are stuck in houses. delivery trucks have not got fuel to distribute the supplies because of a blockade on the border of india. winter is approaching and time is running out to deliver
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essential supplies. >> this village in nepal is three hours away from kathmandu, in a private vehicle. for people here, it's a day-long journey. when the quake shook nepal in april, no one died here. most of the homes were destroyed. food was difficult to find in the village, but things became worse. this person says that generations have endured hardship here. the earthquake is an added one. i suppose that's how chipped. we were given some tarpaulin sheets after the quake. we kept maize there. some germinated. some were rotten. we passed a cracked house for storage. >> reporter: without a functioning market there's nowhere to earn money. a few weeks ago they were told they'd get food directly for doing some work for the village.
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the people are here to build a community road. for 40 days of work they were forced to get rice to last them three months. until the next harvest. today they will receive the first instalment. despite finishing, many are yet to get their share of food. the workers - the organization has not been able to deliver 260 metric tonnes of food. that is because of a fuel crisis in the country. >> the food is in this warehouse for the district. we were on track to distribute it before the festival that is starting now. because the supporters have not one drop of diesel left. we have distributed only 40%. >> nepal has 10% of fuel. after a restricted supply of fuel from india. for over two months people from many areas have been protesting from the past constitution. india, unhappy with the charter
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says a deteriorating security situation at the border stopped indian truck drivers delivering food and other essentials. many of the mountainous areas above 2000 metres will be cut off with snow blogging the -- blocking trails. many are living under tarpaulin sheets and iron. to survive the winter they'd need more than extra food. >> what needs to happen is insulation has to be put in some of these places. we have to put in stoves, and deliver thermal blankets and appropriate clothing. to make people ready for the winter. >> reporter: fuel for helicopters is running low. as the country struggles with crisis after crisis, the plight of survivors of the quake is worse philippine authorities warned that the typhoon could linger
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for several days. flights have been cancelled as residents prepare for a storm expected to bring rain and floods. forecasters say it could strike early sunday, and is aspected to affect 7.5 million people dozens of indian authors are return awards given by a litter aauthority. they are protesting attacks on hindu groups and the government failing to stop them. 5 years ago, this author won a national literary prize for this book. last month he returned the award he received from india's national academy of letters. >> it's total political power. are they dictators? are they totalitarians.
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are they fanatics. what i can remember, you can't make the country a state of fundamentalists. it has a great tradition of harmony. >> reporter: this was the first author to return his award to the literary institution in protest at its silence following the murder of kabuli in the southern states in august. known for his opposition for the worship of hindu idols was killed by hindus. since then the movement has grown to include authors and artists. the organization at the center of the protest says the academy condemns the attack and murder of any writer or artist anywhere. the academy is committed to the core secular valuation, enshrined in india's constitution, and the principle of right to life of all. it's a ruling of the ruling party and a failure to rain in
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extreme hindu groups. >> some analysts say the leadership is being unfairly questioned for a problem the governments previous struggled to deal with. >> india loves banning things, it's nothing to do with power. we are not comfortable with freedom of expression. we decide what to eat or wear or the books you read. indians are comfortable with the whole idea of clamping down on freedom of expression. >> he has been fighting the find -- mindset for years. they could, he believes, irreversibly affect freedom of expression in a large democracy. thailand's military government is planning to seize
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the assets of yingluck shinawatra, after she was forced to step down during a corruption scandal. highlighted in a new museum. from bangkok. wayne hay has more. >> reporter: corruption is an accepted part of many aspect of thai society. the anticorruption museum in bangkok was an unusual display of several high profile cases. the nongovernment organization behind it, aimed to educate people and send a message that stealing must stop. >> translation: we have a culture of compromising to everyone and everything. corrupt people used it has an opportunity to cheat and rob people and our country. >> it's estimated $8.5 billion is lost to corruption and -- in thailand each year. the latest big case involves former prime minister yingluck shinawatra, who was impeached. and tried for dereliction of duty.
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her government introducing a rice subsidy scheme seeing farmers paid above market prices for their crops. according to critics, the programme was riddled with corruption. it is not yingluck shinawatra that was corrupt, but the local politicians and cabinet ministers using the scheme to their advantage, but buying cheap rice neighbouring countries to pledge. the rice scheme was given pride of place in the anticorruption museum, despite the fact that no one was found guilty. all the examples had links to politicians, there's one powerful force that is missing. the army, which is running the country has been involved in several high-level protests, none more so than when it purchased devices, they turned out to be useless. a device that could detect drugs and stolen goods.
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it was useless. the price paid was about 25 million. the anticorruption commission is investigating, but no one expect anything to come of it. the organizers of the museum deny they have political motives or they deliberately avoided highlighting military corruption well, the number of people with jobs in zimbabwe reached a new low, the collapsing economy making a low redundant. government leaders making it hard to lay off workers. from the capital, we have this report. >> a supreme court ruling gave companies in zimbabwe permission to fire workers. he was given no severance package and told to lead. >> the master can do what he wants to his employees. should there be any - you find that you are going to defy it. >> the government intervened,
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amended the labour law, making it difficult to fire workers, insisting that those who lost jobs get severance pay. most besides operate at less than half their capacity. employees say they have to lay off workers, and the only way they can survive is by cutting jobs. independent economists say it's the unemployment rate, is at more than 80%. a lot of people selling its on the street are graduates. >> the economy is in bad shape. anticipating a result, affecting -- a draught, facting electricity production next year, and crop reduction. we don't have the money to pay for the food we need to import. millions are struggling because of rising unemployment. in 2008, for example, we had an election influenced by the economy. it is very difficult to survive. if we have more losing their jobs, it will cause more
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suffering. i don't see the government being able. civil servant wages make up 80% of the government expenditure. the finance minister admitted it is not sustainable. economist warn that means more zimbabwe could be out of work. greek m.p.s ignored protesters to approve more austerity measures. the new government cutbacks include pension cuts, raising the retirement age and higher fines for tax evaders. international creditors demanded more shuts the latest instalment of a $2 billion loan, the vote seen as a test by the government after the snap election last month. >> tourists to greece are about to pay the price for its enormous debt. ticket prices to famous monuments are to soar. >> reporter: when this was built, great expense caused a scandal and a court case, making the front page 25 years later is the cost of visiting it.
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tickets to rise from just under $14 to $23. it's part of the a price hike coming into effect across greece. some visitors dismiss the rise saying it's negligible once spending thousands getting here. >> the history you'll never see it again, especially where i'm coming from, another part of the world. i will not have a chance to see it again in my lifetime. it's worth it. >> others say they wouldn't pay. >> you want more to come. you keep it affordable. you don't make money that way. >> the higher prices would not be a far cry from other world monuments. the colosseum in rome, the tower of london is $38. last year, $15 million people visited greek sites and museums generating $62 million for the state. both are set to rise by more than 10%. with the new ticket prices the government hopes to bring
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revenue close to the $100 mark. -- $100 million mark in 2016. what about the greeks. minimum wage is $665. many could be priced out of their own heritage. the culture minister said he's thought of that. >> in the winter months prices will be cut. greeks will have the opportunity to visit. museums are free on the first sunday of every month. prices are subsidised for those below the poverty line. entry is free for several people. >> this man wants to market greece effectively so that culture plays its role. tickets are not the only thing going up. greece has 23% consumer tax on eating out and transport. there is a danger that the cost of coming here would deter tourists. greece has little choice. it is taxing companies and individuals. the government is exhausting its options.
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