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only on al jazeera america. >> hello there, welcome to the news hour from doha. coming up over the next 60 minutes, german chancellor angela merkel meets the turkish prime minister to push the e.u.'s plan to stem the flow of refugees. >> anger and outrage after. >violence in the occupied together territories. >> two killed and thousands displaced as a powerful typhoon sweeps into the philippines.
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>> an election in egypt. >> all those i remember clearly have died. i barely remember my sister's face. >> a rare reunion for hundreds of north and south koreans after decades of separation. >> german chancellor angela merkel is in turkey to push a european union plan that offers aid to turkey in exchange for stemming the flow of refugees into europe. she's been holding talks with the turkish prime minister and president erdogan. the package includes aid worth $4.2 billion in exchange for concessions from turkey. nothing has been agreed yet. president erdogan criticized europe saying turkey has
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2.5 million refugees. germany, obviously oh hoping that turkey will accept this draft e.u. plan. what does turkey get out of it? >> well, that press conference is going on at the moment and turkish prime minister is explaining what he hopes he's going to get out of it. he's hoping, as well as that $3.5 billion that you talk about, which will go some considerable way to helping turkey recoup the costs it's had in looking after the syrian refugees, he's hoping that turkey will be granted visa free access to the european union shanka free european zone and at the time turkey will sign a treaty that will allow the european union to send back refugees to turkey, it will be considered a safe place to send refugees back to. it isn't at the moment. turkey's also hoping to have the
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talks for entering the european union reenergized, restarted. it's 10 years ago now that then turkish prime minister erdogan went there. >> in terms of stopping the massive flow of refugees going through into europe, can turkey actually deliver what the e.u. wants? >> i think at first glance, it looks like it's going to be very difficult. one of the things the europe union wants is for syria to give refugees the right to work here, a work permit. at the moment, they can't work here. that's why many are trying to leave, because they don't see a future in turkey. while turkey and the turkish public has been generally welcoming of syrian migrants, it didn't expect them to stay this
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long. there's no appetite amongst the turkish civilization to be giving work permits. it's difficult for the turks themselves to find work. there's no domestic desire to give out those work we are mitts. we are weeks from the election. patrolling the borders, you've got thousands of kilometers of coastline there on the aegean. it will be extremely difficult for turkey to stop all those syrian migrants sailing across to those greek islands, just practically a very difficult task. >> in terms of you were mentioning about the e.u. visas for turkish citizens and reenergized e.u. member ship talks, that could cause a problem with some e.u. leaders, couldn't it? >> well, that's it, angela
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merkel is only 10 days ago said that she was opposed to turkish membership of the european union. there has to be on the visa issue a qualified majority of e.u. member union states can grant that union free actions to the zone, i understand but needs one major country to back it amongst all the other e.u. countries. it only takes a few countries to oppose the idea of visa free access and it's shelved again. none of this is clear. it's by no means certain at all that turkey will get the access to the european union it wants. you might ask how will europe work out if turkey has stopped? how will they know whether they stopped access anyway. winter's around the corner, the numbers go down naturally as the weather worse wees. the big test might go in spring and summer of next year. >> bernard, thank you. >> bernard in istanbul, there.
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>> turkish prime minister has said a solution to the syrian war is needed first to deal with the refugee crisis. he promised to work together with germany. >> turkey and germany and europe as a whole will need to tackle the refugee crise. we have considered these matters and it is our agreement to work together to prevent the method getting worse in syria to prevent refugees from that location. >> turkey's seen as key to dealing with the refugee crisis currently facing europe. thousands have been arriving in slovenia from croatia escaping poverty in the middle east and asia are on their way to germany
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through croatia. >> the situation remains tense across israel and the occupied palestinian territories where stabbings and shootings continue. since october 1, 43 palestinians and seven israelis have been killed. israel's cabinet has met to discuss the unrest. so far, its security measures have failed to prevent it. five palestinians were killed on saturday alone. a jewish settler shot dead an 18-year-old in hebron for allegedly trying to stab him but israeli police said the palestinian was killed before he could do harm. an israeli police woman shot a teen dead after suffering from a hand wound. he had allegedly attempted to stab her after asking for directions. a third palestinian youngster was also killed in hebron. east jerusalem israeli forces shot the 16-year-old for allegedly attempting to stab a soldier. under the same circumstances,
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omar, who was 23 was shot dead at the checkpoint in ramallah. >> hodor is in the occupied west bank. first let's go to mike hanna in west jerusalem. mike, that israeli cab knelt has decided to improve a law allowing police to conduct physical searches of suspecting, but this is happening on the streets already. it could increase tensions, couldn't it? >> it has approved that law. you remember parliament is likely to pass it in the days to come. the treatment is this is simply recognizing a policy that has been on the streets of occupied east jerusalem and other parts of the occupied west bank for days, weeks, if not months, we've seen repeatedly palestinians stopped, searched, having to raise their shirts, having to take off their shoes and socks on occasion.
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this whole issue about the right to search is something that has not been applied in occupied palestinian areas. it is a law that is actually may be applied within israel proper. perhaps the attorney general asking that new measures must be taken to make sure about the legality of such operations. this has been approved day after day as far as the palestinians are concerned. >> talking about renewing defense aid, how significant is it? >> it's very significant indeed in terms of the context of u.s.-israel relations. his visit comes at the same time as the israel ambassador to the united states has announced a resumption of talks on defense
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aid. the u.s. gives israel up to $4 billion a year in defense aid. talks about the aid were suspended this year by benjamin netanyahu in protest against the nuclear deal with iran. now this further led to a deepening of the fractious nature of the relationship between the u.s. and israel and particularly between netanyahu and the u.s. president barack obama. this message being sent at the moment is that there's an easing in the nature of this relationship. the defense aid talks are going to resume. once again, there's a pocket, too that as a result of this thawing in relations, there could be less u.s. pressure on israel in the days to come concerning the action it is taking to deal with the current round of conflicts. >> thanks for that. let's cross hodor in the
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occupied west bank. jewish settlements in the background there, of course that is one of the key issues for palestinians. >> you see that settlement and all around it, you have palestinians living. you have this all over the occupied west bank, in some areas like hebron where tensions are so high, they are living in much closer proximity. all of this is causing tensions where palestinians do believe that jewish settlers act in impunity against them. they point out acts of vandalism that happen on a daily base. for example at the moment, it is olive picking season and nearly on a daily basis farmers waking up saying they found their frees burnt, farmers picking olivers
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being beaten up by jewish settlers. you have bigger and more serious confrontations. in hebron was a group of settlers that went to throw a pet troll bomb to the house of a young man who was killed earlier by another settler. they said he wasn't doing anything, didn't have a knife and say that video showed a soldier putting the knives. all of this is really charging the atmosphere at the moment with this unrest spreading, people are extremely worried. it started with a lot of demonstration and confrontations between the youth and the israel forces. now you have every day stories of fighting, i would say, between settlers and palestinians people are worried this will continue for much longer and palestinians say
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they're always on the losing side, no matter what happens. >> hodor, thank you for that. homes have been destroyed, flights canceled and power and phone lines brought down in northeast philippines after a typhoon made landfall. at least three have been killed. that death toll is expected to rise as rescue workers reach the worst affected areas. 15,000 people have moved to safer ground. the storm weakened, but high winds and rain are be expected to last for three days. >> tell us what you have seen during your journey. i'm just checking that you can hear me.
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i was asking what you'd seen. >> we were trying to make our way to the province where the typhoon made landfall, but heading over there, we were in the car and we saw some he people running and behind them was in fact -- yes. yeah, this is going to be a very difficult conversation as our viewers can no doubt tell. there is a massive, massive time difference. >> i was talking about how we were on our way to the province when we were hit by flash floods coming from the northern direction so had to turn back and find a safer area to report. >> i'm so sorry, i do apologize, she's obviously in a very difficult position there, lots of weather happening around her. let's get the latest with richard, who can tell us more about the destructive path. >> i think i should get a flavor from that, though, how difficult
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the situation is across the philippines. what happens is you get a typhoon, massive winds, the winds ease and the rain comes down. this system is quite different. i'm actually standinging front of it, there are two different weather systems to be seen. this is our main culprit but we've got another one, category two system. that's going to go way up and out into the pacific. copu is causing the great problems across the philippines. let's look at that one in detail. this system, moved across the philippines, but it's going to become very, very slow moving. 210 milliliters, but we're going to see an awful lot more rain than that. there's the center of the storm system across northern parts of
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laoson. it my anders towards taiwan. it's going to be centered across the philippines for the next two to three days. as i run the sequence through, you can see the whole completely obliterated there. in terms of rain, one meter of rain is quite possible in main areas, one or two spots could see one to two meters. the degree of flooding can hardly be imagined. >> thank you very much indeed for that. a naval show of strength in the bay of bengal as china looks on warily. >> in sport, tennis world number one picks up his ninth title of the season. that story coming up a little later.
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>> u.s. and afghan officials are still investigating what happened when a hospital run by that the charity doctors without borders was destroyed by a u.s. air strike earlier this month. the attack killed 22 patients and staff. the charity calls it a war crime on what's an independent investigation, something the u.s. is resisting. jennifer glasse reports from kabul. >> the attack came in the middle of the night on october 3, and reduced the hospital to ruins. about 180 staff and patients were inside the hospital, when a u.s. gun ship launched an overhead assault that lasted for more than an hour. >> the level of destruction is terrible. all parts of the hospital have been -- all the main parts of the hospital have been attacked and destroyed. the part we're in now caught fire. >> some patients were burned to death in their beds. staff and relatives of patients had to hide in the basement through the night, then work to
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treat the wounded. the u.s. military i should conflicting statements about the air attack. at first, it said it was to protect u.s. forces under fire and the hospital was collateral damage. then it said afghan forces called for air support, because there were fighters nearby. before admitting that u.s. forces were responsible and it was a mistake. doctors without borders said it informed all parties several times of its exact location. >> in the hours before the attack, the hospital was calm, the whole area was calm. there was no fighting around the hospital at that moment when the attack took place. we still have knot got any explanation for this terrible breach of international humanitarian law. >> u.s. president barack obama apologized for the incident, and said the u.s. would pay compensation to the victim and offered to help rebuild the hospital. the charity does not accept government money. >> doctors without borders want
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an independence investigation. the international humanitarian fact finding commission is involved. it needs the consent of the two states, afghanistan and the united states, and u.s. officials say the three investigations busy nato, the u.s. military and afghan officials will be sufficient. already there's tension over the investigation. >> the gate of the hospital had to be repaired after nato troops knocked it down with an armored vehicle on thursday. >> we let them inspect the believe, to look at the damage that actually they were responsible for, but however, we completely reject the fact that they didn't inform us in advance and they just knocked the gate down and came in. >> nato forces say they were unaware there were doctors without borders present and went to search for unexploded ordinance and do an inspection of the buildings. one remains intact, but empty. the hospital, the only trauma center in the region is closed with no plans to rebuild.
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doctors need to find out how and why the hospital was attacked and be guaranteed it won't happen again. >> iran's foreign minister has reject u.s. allegation that its recent missile test violates the u.n. security council resolution. muhammed says that that resolution only mentions missiles designed to carry nuclear warheads, adding that none of iran's missiles have been designed for nuclear capabilities. a new missile was tested without speaks filing its exact range. >> the nuclear agreement between iran and world powers reached in july comes into effect on sunday. tehran will begin what's called the biggest nuclear dismantlement in history. it's compliance will result in economics sanctions being lifted. there are significant challenges ahead. >> it took years of complex and fitful negotiations between iran
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and world powers known at p5 plus one to put together a deal the obama administration says will be based on verification, not trust. the landmark nuclear agreement means iran has to sharply curtail its nuclear program, a move experts say will significantly reduce its capability of developing nuclear weapons. in july, when the agreement was reached, u.s. secretary of state john kerry said it was a deal worth fighting for. >> it is a step away from the specter of conflict and towards the possibility of peace. >> in the biggest nuclear dismantlement in history, tons of low enriched fuel will be shipped out of the country, all of which the iranian authorities say will be done by the end of the november. iran is keen that sanctions be eased, but the deal still has critics. >> this deal doesn't make peace more likely. by fueling iran's aggressions
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with billions of dollars and sanctions release, it makes war more likely. >> the next few weeks as iran implements an agreement that is popular there, inspections by the atomic energy agency will be key. >> it does not fully resolve the wide range of issues where we've got a big difference, and so, we are going to have to continue to put pressure on them through the international community. >> recent footage on iranian state television that appears to show underground tunnels packed with missiles and launchers haven't helped ease concerns. these were released just days after iran tested a new long-range missile that the u.n. say may have breached the u.n. security council resolution. >> there's a great deal at stake, but especially true for president obama. his administration brokered a deal that few would have ever
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thought possible. the next few weeks may shape his foreign policy legacy more than anything else. washington. >> north korea has reject the idea of resuming talks to end its nuclear program. it's demanding a peace treaty with the u.s. a day earlier, the u.s. president and with his south korean counterpart said they are open to talks with the north but they have to show sheer willing to abandon its nuclear ambitions. >> hundreds of north and south koreans are preparing for a defining moments in their lives this week, a rare reunion event for families separated by the korean war is set at a take place tuesday near the border. harry fossett reports from the south korean capital, seoul. >> he has taken up a hobby from his childhood, north korea. he said it helps stave off loneliness. he was living in a factory
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separated from his family. he traveled south during a major retreat and never saw them again. eight years ago, he signed up for the family reunion process. his chance has now come, but the news has brought a mixture of happiness and disappointment. >> there were seven of us brothers and sisters. my youngest sister is the only one who is still alive. i'm told others all passed away, so it's disappointing. >> all those i remember clearly have died. i barely remember my sister's face, so it will probably be a bit awkward. >> is one of 66,000 people on the waiting list in south korea. more than half of like him, in their 80's or older. each time one of these rare events comes around, the red cross holds a lottery. more than 63,000 people have died while waiting for a reunion. the last event was held in february last year. the raw emotions on display
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served to show how raw these emotionsless. this upcoming and you understand of reunions is a direct result of an agreement between north and south korea that ended one of the most serious bouts of cross border tension in years. >> a handful of people suffered for decades the pain of accept operation. they will get a chance for at least a few moments of reunion. it's a reflection of the sharp divide honest peninsula that so many more elderly men and women will have to rely on the lottery. >> navies are taking part in an exercise, the u.s. deployed the aircraft starery uss theodore roosevelt and a nuclear submarine for the drill. japan is a permanent member of the three nation drill.
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china is wary of these joint exercises. the state run newspaper cautioned india against being drawn into an anti china alliance. >> a former commander in the that indian navy joins me now. good to have you with us. however do these three way joint naval exercises underline the increasing operation between the u.s., india and japan as a counter point to china? >> this particular exercise was initially bilateral. it only had india and the united states as part of the series, but japan has now been dropped onboard and it has taken on a trilateral con tour, which is the navies of india, the united states and japan. now, each of these countries have maintained in public that this particular exercise is not aimed against china, but at the
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same time, there is a subtext, which is that this particular naval in gamement is going to involve a certain punk weighs of the maritime domain and given china's own certiveness in recent months particularly in the south china sea and with japan in the east sea, there is a certain amount of signaling that is going on and i think both sides, which is china on one and this particular trilateral combination, they are not in a military alliance, india, u.s. and japan are now only engaged in naval exercises. >> in the future, could there be an official alliance against china involving india and japan? >> no. there will not be an alliance as i see it, but yes, japan now becoming a permanent member will
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indicate that there is a greater degree of naval engagement and cooperation going on, because india has made it very clear to all interlocutors that it will not be part of any military alliance, but the current flavor is partnerships. india is engaged in a fairly robust maritime partnership with both the united states, some of the countries and with japan, it is tentative. >> i've got to ask you how china is likely to react if it perceives that there's an attempt to isolate it by these nations. >> you know, i think china's going to proceed cautiously. it's already put out somewhat you might call media signals through the newspapers that are controlled by the parties, but at the same time, i do not think china wants to push india into
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either direction, and it maybe of interest to most that in february of next year, india is holding an international fleet review in the headquarters of the eastern naval command and china is part. i think what we are seeing is a fairly complex kind of political diplomatic in gamesment between india, china and the united states and yes, japan is most recently onboard, and the bilateral between china and japan is particularly bitter, and we have to see how china and japan are going to work out their own political signals with each other. >> interesting stuff, thank you very much indeed for your thoughts there, live for us in deli. >> coming up on the news hour. >> canadians will be voting in a
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crucial election. >> high tech companies trying to get ahead in china where a third of the world's smart phones are sold. >> in sport, the new york mets take over the big apple in game one of their championship series against the chicago cubs.
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>> russian airstrikes have been supporting the advance of syrian troops backed by hezbollah and iranian fighters. syrian state t.v. reported the army launched its new offensive friday. control of aleppo is divided between the sir you know government and rebel groups. activists say 48 people from the same family have been killed by a russian air strike in homs. moscow is caused of helping fight against rebels of bashar al assad. >> no, absolutely not true. it is up for the syrian people to decide who is the head of syria. it combines many nationalities and regions. it is complicated and this is the choice the people should make themselves. we operate on the premise that assad is the legitimate president. >> the u.s. says one of its airstrikes in syria has killed the liter of an al-qaeda off shoot called the khorasan group.
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the defense department said al nasr organized routes for new recruits to travel from pakistan through syria to turkey. they say he played a major role in its finances. >> in egypt are the parliamentary elections since the overthrow of mohamed morsi in 2013. the poll is the final step in the transition to democracy. the two stage process will take weeks to complete. >> the last few years have been a time of political up leaval in egypt. a revolution in 2011 ended hosni mubarek's autocratic 30 year year rule. the military remained powerful. egypt held a parliament where i election. the freedom and justice party won. it was rooted in the long time opposition movement muslim brotherhood. a court ruled the vote invalid
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and dissolved parliament. it's been empty ever since. later that year, the muslim brotherhood backed mohamed morsi. a year later in 2013, widespread protest kind with a military coup led to morsi's out of thing and arrest. the muslim brotherhood was banned and declared a terrorist organization. in march, 2014, military leader al sisi launched a presidential bid and in may sisi won the vote to become president. >> i'm joined by omar. good to have you with us. these parliamentary elections are taking place without many major parties being involved there. there are boy cots going on. of course there's been a crack down on other parties. how much choice do voters actually have in these parliamentary elections?
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>> the limited choice you have on one side the very large apathy going on reflected by the current declaration of the high commissions that only 1% is participating so far. a broad, expats compared to the 2012 elections, where you had long queues in front of embassies, more or less he here yesterday it was nothing. because of the political polarization, because of the lack of the freedoms in the country since 2015 on wards, i think the idea that the parliament will be a vehicle for political reform or change or taking the country towards the way of democracy is really being ridiculed by many of the activists and politicians at the
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moment. >> a large number of those in the election are backers of al sisi. do you think there is still choice? >> the optimism was there in 2012, but then the polarization and rapid deceleration of the democratic pros and onward, and bloodshed especially after the military coup, that took a different turn opinion the parliament technically on paper has some mandate, some mandate that was not there before. you have sisi led by former intelligence officer, and it's called in justify of egypt and
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that coalition's principle objection is to limit the mandate of the parliament, so to empower the president more and make a large number of m.p.'s, coalition to change the constitution, so the parliament have limited mandate. parliamentarians want to limit the mandate to benefit the president, which i think summarizes the story. >> thank you for that. omar speaking to us live from london there. >> guatemala's presidential candidates are battling it out with just one week to go before a run off vote while the focus is on urban areas. rural guatemalan support could make the difference. we have more. >> outside her home along guatemala's pacific coast, she prepares for work. her grandchildren help her make ice treats to sell, bringing in a few dollars a day.
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the 57-year-old doesn't know how she'll protect her family from a spring that's bubbling up under their house. >> the children get sick because of the humidity and the cold at night. i'm hoping before i die, the government will help me make a better house for the children. >> just two blocks away, alicia juarez walks the streets selling coconuts. most days, he makes $5, just barely enough to support his two children. >> there are no work opportunities for poor people. without an education, you can't find a decent job. it's very hard. the government has targetten us. >> throughout towns and villages across guatemala stories like these are common. with voters about to choose their next president, many say that rural areas with 40% of the population need more attention. >> two candidates will faceoff in the second round of
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guatemala's presidential elections sunday, but many voters here question whether either candidate will be able to bring the kind of change so desperately needed in communities like this. >> teachers at the local public school say they don't receive any support from the central government. they had to turn away 300 children, due to lack of space. >> whenever a new administration takes power, they make many promises, and say that the children are the future, but fail to carry through with the promises, especially in rural areas. >> some community leaders believe voting can make a difference, and are meeting with residents to talk politics and politicians. >> our vote counts and i think in rural areas, it's very important to vote so we can get someone into office who's concerned about our well being. we have the greatest need and yet many governments have
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abandoned us. >> government programs could provide some relief for millions if the next president makes people like argentina a priority. david mercer, al jazeera, guatemala. >> like in guatemala where the rural voters may play a key role in elections, canada's indigenous people are being wooed to vote in national elections on monday. they have long shunned politicians. >> elections were not typically found. the term explains why. separate from canada, equal partners coexisting in north america, few voters took part at all. >> i'm not a canadian and nobody has proven to me if you're not a
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canadian you can vote. if somebody comes in from the united states, can they vote? >> people are being told to vote by their own elected leaders, because of the feeling in their community that the stephan harper government has done little to address their challenges, unemployment, crime, lack of clean water. >> i've decided to vote, and i actually voted in advanced poll the other day, thinking that people, to let them know that i believe after exercising this option to vote is in our best interest at this time. >> two years ago, the movement galvanized indigenous groups with nationwide protest. there was a long hunger strike in the shadow of canada's parliament. those protests have faded, but the anger behind them now fires effort to get aboriginal people to exercise a democratic right they only got in 1960, a century
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after voting began in canada. >> 50 years ago, they gave us the vote. we viewed that as a tactical error in their war of attrition. now we can use the vote as a weapon against them. it's a powerful form of resistance. >> dozens of constituencies across the country, aboriginal voters could twinge a result, meaning a change in government. whether it means a change for the community in general, that's far from guaranteed. >> perhaps sensing an opportunity, canada's two main opposition parties say they'll work with aboriginal people on all outstanding issues, but those promises come late in a long campaign that was largely about many other things. >> you can't trust them and that's what i've been telling people. don't just accept the politician who comes to your door and says i'm promises you better relationships. what is? it's got to be real live commitments that you can hold them to. >> whether it's in this
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election, aboriginal people, the fastest growing segment of canada's population may yet have their voices heeded after centuries of waiting. al jazeera in northern ontario. >> >> with smiles from ear to ear, supporters of guinea's incumbent president celebrated saturday night. the electoral commission says he beat his challengers by a large margin. >> i'm happy with the result, because i'm a guineaen and proud to be guineaen. because my pat wins today, i am happy. >> not everyone is happy. the runner up had threatened a boycott the election. he then changed his mind and told his supporters to vote.
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now citing a long list of irregular hearts, he says he cannot accept the results. >> i completely agree with the decision not to recognize the result of this election, however, i have decided not to take this matter to the constitutional court. >> the constitutional court still has to approve the result. candidates have several days to file their complaints. >> there are seven candidates who are raising issues, and i think those issues have to be considered through the legal structures of the country before a whipper is timely pro climbed on the basis. he calls his voters to the street and show disapproval for the process. some call for restraint. the president's office said asking people to protest could drag guinea into instability, chaos and violence. >> i think the first result show
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that beginnen--guineaens were in the pros. >> the west african country, one of the poorest in the world has a history of post election violence. at least three were killed in preelection violence in the run up to the vote. >> to me, the most important result is the participation rate, which was 67%, 68%, which i think really shows the people in guinea really believe in the democratic pros and want it to succeed. >> the education ministry delayed the start of the academic year until next month to ensure student safety. many are worried that possible street protest in the comes days could lead to a long period of unrest. al jazeera. >> at least 12 people have drowned after a passenger boat sank near the ukrainian black sea port of odessa. the vessel had been carrying
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double its recommended weight. at least two people are still missing. the kiev government requested an investigation. >> nepal's deputy prime minister is holding talks with india's foreign minister about a blockade his country accuses india of imposing. he is on a three day visit to new delhi. for weeks carrying essential supply carrying trucks have stopped traveling because the indian government opposes their new constitution. india said supplies are halted because of security concerns against the constitutional in nepal. >> two companies account for one third of sails in china in the smart phone market. it's now the new battleground for technology companies. we have this report from hong
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kong. >> >> more than 4,000 companies from 30 countries are showcasing latest innovations. it's a market hungry for new technology. >> we attract a huge number of trade buyers all over the world every year. over 95,000 visitors last year from over 150 countries and regions. >> china is a leader in technology consumption, not just production. the popularity of smart phones is creating a booming industry in if that related products. >> this monitors how much food a person consumed. >> in a market flooding with smart phones, competition is intense. once dominated by apple, now two chinese tech companies hold the lead in china, accounting for nearly one third of all smart
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phone sales. >> the local guys have a lot of room to innovate. >> every company has a china strategy. given the number of people here and the demand for phones, success in this region could secure you a spot in the top 10 globally. what that in mind, the producers create phone designs to compete with what the chinese want. >> you can choose. >> china now accounts for a third of the world's 1.3 billion smart phones. the number of mobile phone users has fallen, chai combined with a slowing economy has analysts warning of a slight downward trend. >> in terms of the economy and conditions in china, it does pose uncertainty for vendors. >> china's tech companies are now seeking to expand beyond the
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domestic market. >> there's large growing markets in indonesia, india, philippines. we are also partnering to make sure we can ship. >> despite a softening of business in china, 100 million phones are sold every quarter, emerging economies may offer potential growth, but it is the target market. >> still to come on the program, action from the australian moto g.p. when measure marquez is having the last laugh.
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>> welcome back. to sport now. >> we start with the rugby world cup where ireland against argentina is coming to ant with argentina leading. the wallabies are looking to win the tournament for a third time. they face scotland who only just made the quarters thanks to a close win over is a mow where a. >> djokovic won his third masters title. he beat his french opponent in straight sets 6-2, 6 faux our. he extends his winning streak to 17 straight matches and 22
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consecutive sets. this is the ninth title of the season for him. >> the kansas city royals have gone two games up against the toronto blue jays in their american league championship series. toronto silenced the kansas city crowd jumping out to a three-run advantage. they added more to clinch the game 6-3. the seven game series moves to toronto for game three on monday. >> seriously, the first six innings was really tough to see. the glare off the backdrop made it tough, and as soon as the seventh inning came, we started to get the shadow back there. i don't know if it's coincidence or not, but that's when we started to get a nice run going. >> you get a win in your belting to a long way. we're capable of that. we're at home. that's where you got to win, so, you know within it won't be easy, no doubt about that, but
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you get one win out of the way, it can turn things around. >> the new york mets beat the chicago cubs to take game one of their national league championship series. daniel murphy put new york ahead of the game with a solo home run. matt harvey finished with two walks and nine strikeouts leading to a 4-2 win over chicago. game two will be on sunday in new york. >> i think the most important thing is getting started right. as a team, i think, you know, you never want to go into a series like this and not give a good performance, not keep your team in striking distance to win. i knew i had a set the tone early. >> he was outstanding tonight. give him credit. he had about as good command you can of your pitches. this stuff is always good, there in lice the game. john was good, too.
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i think we were fine, i just think he was absolutely on top of his game tonight. >> eight teams will compete for the final four places. den narc face sweden. ukraine are the highest ranked teams in the playoff. ireland who beat world champions germany in the group stage play bosnia herzegovina. >> made it through and had a very, very good win against cypress in the last match to guest into this position. we likewise have a great win against germany. followed that to go to the playoff. >> columbus crew booked their spot in the major league soccer playoff on saturday. finley opened the scoring, knotting his 10th goal of the season just before half time. they sealed a win with a touch
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of class from ted rico in injury time. final score, 2-0. >> montreal impact sealed their place in the playoff. the canadian side beating the revolution 1-0. >> india are currently chasing 271 for victory in the third one day international with south africa. >> brendan steel on top of the leader board in california. recording a three under 69 on saturday is a single shot ahead. 16 players are separated by only four shots. justin rose is two streaks
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behind after carving a 68. mcilroy's challenge faded, he's the highest rated player but is eight shots off the pace. >> mar emeses edged out to win. martez crossed the line a quarter second ahead. >> we are happy for the victory. we worked hard and the victory is very nice for us. >> thank you for that. that's it for the al jazeera news hour. there's more news coming straight up. do stay with us.
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>> german chancellor angela merkel moments the turkish prime minister to push the e.u.'s plan to stem the flow of refugees. >> welcome to the show. also on the program, anger and outrage after violence in the occupied palestinian territories. three people are killed and thousands displaced as a powerful typhoon sweeps into the philippines. >> all those i remember clearly have died.

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