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>> hello there, welcome to the news hour, from doha. we have the world's top news stories. coming up in the next 60 minutes, german chancellor angela merkel offers turkey support to help stem the tide of refugees. >> the israel government approves a law allowing police to search a person even if unarmed. >> three people dead and thousands forced out of their homes as a powerful typhoon
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smashes into the philippines. plus. >> all those i remember clearly have died. i barely remember my sister's face. >> a rare reunion for hundred was north and south koreans after decades of separation. >> the turkish prime minister has said the refugee crisis in europe sanity be solved without a solution to the conflict in syria. he is holding talks with angela merkel in istanbul. merkel is promoting an e.u. action plan offering aid and closer e.u. ties to turkey in exchange for stemming the flow of refugees to europe. the prime minister said the burden of the refugee crisis should be shared fairly. >> turkey and germany and europe as a whole will need to tackle the refugee crisis.
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they have considered these methods and it is our agreement to work together to prevent the matters getting even worse in syria to prevent further influx of refugees from that location. >> bernard smith joins us now live from istanbul. we heard from bolt the turkish prime minister and angela merkel there. it's clear turkey wants speeded up accession to the e.u. in exchange for its help. >> yes, and it's by no means certain that that ultimately will happen, yet angela merkel, who incidentally has been one of the most vociferous opponents of turkish membership have the european union said she'll help speed up the accession talks in the european union. she also said she would help with turkey's wish for visa-free
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access to the european union zone countries, so turn key is saying if we get this visa-free access by next summer, we will also agree to take back failed asylum seekers from the european union. at the moment that did not happen, but turkey said it will do that. no promise for angela merkel, no specific on dates at all, just a sort of general agreement or a general offer to help improve turkey's accession talks in the european union. >> ok, but i mean even if a deem is agreed, hundreds of thousands of refugees are expected in the coming months because of the war in syria. can turkey actually deliver what europe wants? >> you know, for the past few months, we've been speaking to lots of syrian refugees who have been sailing on these dingos from turkey to greece. the reason they leave turkey is because they don't see a future
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for themselves here. turkey doesn't give syrian refugees work permits and there are difficulties getting placement in school. it wants to increase access to schooling, the problem is that there's no real desire amongst the turkish population to give work permits to syrians, the economy is slowing down here a bit. it's hard enough for turks to find jobs as it is, and there are national elections in turkey a couple of weeks from now, so politically, it's not something the turkish government is going to be offering certainly in the short term, so that's going to be particularly difficult. then, practically, how does turkey stop, how does turkey patrol these thousands of miles of coastlinage the aegean, how does it patrol all of that and stop migrants sailing, these refugees sailing over to the greek islands? it practically a very difficult task for turkey. >> thank you. bernard smith in istanbul there.
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>> slovenia says it can't accept unlimited numbers of refugees and croatia, serbia and macedonia will have to stop the flow. thousand us have been arriving in volunteer serena from croatia, escaping war and poverty in the middle east. they are on their way to austria and germany. they had to reroute to slovenia after croatia closed its border on friday. >> the adjustments airstrikes in syria have killed the leader of the khorasan group, saying the leader was killed near the northern syrian town of dana. we are live from washington, d.c. tell us what the u.s. is saying about this air strike and about al nasr. >> this is a man that's been on
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the u.s. radar for sometime, said to be the most senior member of the khorasan group, secretive off shoot of al-qaeda, someone the u.s. says has been maintaining and operating safe routes for fighters to leave pakistan and come to syria. it is important that he was killed in a coalition air strike on thursday in northwestern syria in the town of dana. this is someone whose death has been reported falsely before. the u.s. are largely depending on social media pictures, which have appeared on the internet which appear to show a bombed shelled out car and bodies around it and confirmation from sources on the ground. u.s. secretary ash carter said this deals a blow to the khorasan group's intentions against the u.s. and say if it is a warning they want to target someone, they will reach them. two operatives were killed in that coalition bombed an al nasr is said to be the fifth member of the khorasan group killed in
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the last four months in syria. >> andy, thank you for that, updating us from washington, d.c. there. >> now, the situation remains tense across israel and the occupied palestinian territories where stabbings and shootings continue. since october 1, 44 palestinians and seven israelis have been killed. israel's cabinet has been meeting to discuss the unrest. so far, security measures have failed to prevent it. five palestinians were killed on saturday alone. jewish settler shot dead an 18-year-old in hebron for allegedly trying to stab him. israeli police said that he was killed before doing harm. a 16-year-old was killed in hebron after suffering from a hand wound. he had allegedly tried to stab her after asking for directions. israeli forces shot dead a 16-year-old for allegedly trying
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to stab a soldier. under the same circumstances, a 23-year-old was shot dead at checkpoints in ramallah. let's go live from ramallah in the occupied west bank. clearly increasing anger among palestinians, more stabbing attacks, more persons shot dead. tell us about the mood there and whether there's a sense that this is all spiraling out of control. >> yeah, the mood is quite tense, actually, and especially in the past two days, when we've seen the alleged knife attack incidents taking place in cities across the occupied west bank, especially in cities like hebron where on a normal given day, the situation is quite tense because of the close proximity in which israeli and palestinians live near each other. we've been seeing clashes for seven days happening all across the west bank. today we had two in bethlehem
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and in hebron. people are really angry here from what started off with what they called the incursion, the israeli in curse of the al aqsa mosque compound and then developed into more anger over the general situation of the occupation here. now, the stance of the palestinian government has always been that palestinians have the right to protest and be angry, so long as it's done peacefully, but now with the increased incident denses was alleged knife attacks and the continued clashes that don't show signs of letting up, it seems now that people are more tense and afraid across the occupied west bank. >> thank you for that. reporting live from ramallah there. >> as we said, israel's cabinet has been meeting to discuss the unrest. the israeli government has responded to a wave of stabbings bypassing a new law. its forces can now physically search people and their belongings even if they're not suspected of being armed. we have this report from jerusalem. >> a regular sunday meeting of the israeli cabinet amidst
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extraordinary political crise. the prime minister once again denies the accusation that his government is attempting to change the arrangements rewarding access to what he calls the temple mount, the al aqsa mosque compound. >> all israel, israel alone is the guarantor of the holy silent of the temple mount. the reason the status quo is violated is not because we changed it. we didn't change anything, the ordeals have prayer, the visiting rites have not changed for the last 15 years. >> palestinians are animate israel attempts to increase control over the al aqsa mosque compound is the root cause of the current conflict. >> they want jewish control over al aqsa and attempting to destroy it while muslims sleeping. that is why it has started. >> a military ceremony in tel-aviv, the guest of honor, the new chairman of the u.s.
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jointly chiefs of staff, general joseph dunford here to discuss defense aid which israel suspended earlier this year in protest against the iran nuclear deal. it signals a warming in what has been a frockous relationship in recent times and evidence that the u.s. will continue to conduct, at usual with even the most right wing of israeli governments. here is israel's biggest mass circulation newspaper, the headline ready to draw. this is a picture of a government minister who has recently taken his gun out of the safe and is now wearing it all the time. the settler movement dominates government, along with hard line religious nationalists. this is not a body likely to deviate from the most extreme response to mounting palestinian protests. al jazeera, west jerusalem.
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>> we are joined now live via skype from the city of hebron in the occupied west bank. he's a palestinian human rights activist. good to have you with us. you, too have been attacked as you were walking along a street. that was quite recently. he will us what happened. june the settlers from two weeks are attacking the palestinian homes in hebron, well protected by the israeli soldiers. hebron they don't have any protection to direct themselves or to protect their families. today i was passing in the street. soldier stopped me, then settlers, israeli settlers claimed that i had a knife, and i almost -- they almost shot me today. then one of the settlers got close to me, kicked me and i was detained for maybe one hour and i was forced not to walk on that
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street at all today and detained in one of the palestinian houses. this is what happened today with me and with many other palestinians who are really suffering from the israeli soldiers and from the israeli settlers who are very violent these days. >> it must have been a frightening experience, but the israeli government says that the palestinians have caused this situation because they have started randomly stabbing and attacking israelis. do you feel that this situation has arisen because of the wave of violence that has happened? >> first of all, israel is not defending itself. israel is defending its occupation, its discrimination, itself, you know, lying about the palestinians and ethnic cleansing of the palestinians. this is what is happening, we have israel who is occupying
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palestine and giving immunity to israelis attacking palestinian families. we know what happened, how a family were burned by israelis, who are now free and not accountable about their crimes. we all know about what is happening in al aqsa mosque. we all know about what is happening in jerusalem from the israeli occupation forces to where the palestinian women were trying to defend and to, you know, express their protest against what is happening in al aqsa mosque. i think who started this was the settlers and netanyahu lies and netanyahu policy to ignore the palestinians and not to achieve any kind of -- >> but where -- where do you think this spiral of violence will lead to? do you think there will be a third intifada? >> first of all, it's not about violence. the majority of what is happening now is civilians is a
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protest today. >> is it still violence if you have a knife and you stab an israeli citizen with it, isn't it? >> i think many palestinians were attacked, stabbed and shot by israelis, settlers who are all armed and can carry weapons anywhere they want and they have an army protecting them. as palestinians, we don't have protection forces. when they attacked me today, i didn't have anyone to attack me, but israeli settlers have a lot of protection. they have a lot of occupation forces who are protecting them, so it's newt about violence. it's about occupation, it's about apartheid. i am under israeli military law, which means i was not equal by the soldier who attacked me today. i can't file a complaint against the settler who attacked me today. i filed many complaints. i received nothing. they have knives sometimes, but
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the majority of the i wants i we reported from israeli sources. our group recorded two executions in the street. she was shot when she didn't show any threat to soldiers. another was shot yesterday by the israeli settler, didn't show any threat on the settlers or on the israeli occupation forces, so we approve that many cases were, you know, that the palestinians were innocent, so we don't believe -- >> we will be discussing this. thank you very much indeed for that. from hebron in the occupied west bank. let us put some of those comments to the mayor of the ephrate settlement in the west bank. good to have you with us. some of the allegations that we're hearing from palestinians
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are that there are extra judicial killings being carried out, there are attacks by settlers which go unpunished, and some of these attacks are unprovoked attacks on palestinians. the police have a shoot to kill policy, now they have the right to search palestinians, all of these things are leading to the current tension. what do you say to that? >> first of all, good evening. it's my pleasure to be here. it was quite painful listening to the previous person that you were interviewing. you are more than have id to come over, see the facts and judge for yourself. israel is a country which the law is one of its basic pillars on which the country's based on. if a soldier or policeman or a civilian would harm anybody for absolutely no reason, not out of self defense, he would be tried and punished. >> san i just on that -- just on
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that point, human rights groups have done statistics on that and they say something like 94% of investigations into violent incidents involving your security force are abandoned without any charges being brought at all. we heard from our previous guest there about the attack on the family, a palestinian home where of course we all know a toddler was burnt to death in an arson attack. again, the attackers have not been brought to justice, so the palestinians do have legitimate grievance about how they are treated under occupation. >> i fail tollgraphy with the statistic that you are showing. i served in the army. i served in reserve in the army and none of the statistics that you're quoting are what i have actually experienced personally. rewarding the incident with the family, it's an extremely upsetting and disturbing incident. the fact is that if people who did it weren't found up until
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today, and just to put the fact into perspective, in that same village, it's been registered in the past that there were fights between different parts of the village, including burning homes and killing other people, so i'm not putting out of an option that maybe it was one of those incidents and only the palestinians are trying to accuse jews which haven't been found yet and haven't left any trace that they were the ones who did that. >> do you think the israeli government is making the right moves, taking the right measures to try and end the violence? should there not be more of a political approach, rather than just a security approach? >> i think one doesn't have anything to do with the other. we can discuss from today until whenever you want whether there is a political option and who are the people need so sit around the negotiating table and what needs to be signed.
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>> if you will just let me complete the answer -- if you will just let me complete the answer, then we will also get to the settlement issue. if you have a kid 13 years old who leaves his house with a knife taken from the kitchen and decides to stab innocent civilians out on the road, there's nothing that any political agreement or discussions can lead to. rewarding the settlements, i fail to understand the argument made by those who say that the settlements are the obstacle for peace. we've had two prime minister between 92% to 96% of the land to reach peace. within the west bank, all the settlements, all the roads leading to the settlements, all the land which is planned for expansion of the settlements doesn't occupy more than two and a half% of the land, so it's not an issue loafer land. the stabbing is taking place not in settlements, in the central
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of israel. innocent people in haifa are being stopped. that. >> thank you very much indeed for joining us. live from west jerusalem. >> my pleasure june in the occupied west bank. >> a lot more to come in this news hour, including. >> we asked them for food and told them we had no money left. they told us to exchange four shirts for a cup of tea. >> we will be meeting african refugees trying to escape hardship in their countries. >> canadians will soon vote in a crucial federal election that could change their government. i'll be looking at how one group of people in this country, aboriginal canadians may influence the outcome. >> argentina versus ireland in
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the rugby world cup. we'll tell you what happened later in the program. >> homes have been destroyed, flights canceled and power and phone lines brought down in the northeast philippines after the typhoon made landfall. three have been killed. that death toll is expected to rise as rescue workers reach the worst-affected areas. 23,000 people have moved to safer grounder. the storm has weakened, but high winds and rain are expected to last for three days. we have this report. >> government resources are stretched enough that the typhoon is affecting 10 provinces. they are trying to send rescue teams in so many place, so many roads have been impassable because of the debris and the trees that have fallen at the moment.
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we were trying to make our way to the province earlier, but floodwaters have started so we had to turn back. there are communities cut off from the west of the world for 24 hours since the typhoon made landfall. the president spoke and warned of the impending damage of this typhoon. it's very hard to quantify at the moment. even the death toll, they can not exactly say how many have died since early sunday morning. night brings a lot of danger and we can only find out what the aftermath and the damage will be i guess monday morning here in central lusan. >> a hospital run by doctors without borders was attacked and doctors without borders calls it a war crime and wants an independent investigation, something the u.s. is resisting.
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>> 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 treat the wounded. the u.s. military issued 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.
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>> 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 not 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 victims and offered to help rebuild the hospital. the charity does not accept government money. >> doctors without borders want an independent 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 by 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
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building, 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 personnel present and went to search for unexploded ordinance and do an inspection of the buildings. one building remains intact, but empty. the hospital, the only trauma center in the region is closed with no plans to rebuild. doctors need to find out how and why the hospital was attacked and be guaranteed it won't happen again. jennifer glasse, al jazeera, kabul. >> coming up, an election with no opposition, egyptians vote in the first parliamentary poll since the military coup. >> how technology companies are trying to get ahead in china where a third of the world's smart phones are sold. >> we'll have all the sport for you. the new york mets take over the
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big apple in game one of the championship series against the chicago cubs.
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>> welcome back. let's remind you of the top stories. the turkish prime minister said there has to be a solution to syria's war first to deal effectively with the refugee crisis. german chancellor angela merkel is in istanbul offering aid to turkey in exchange for slowing the flow of refugees to europe. >> the israeli government passed a new security law following stabbings by palestinian. 300 soldiers have been deployed as reinforcement to say help the police following saturday's violence. >> thousands have been forced to leave their homes after the typhoon destroyed homes and power lines in its path. so far, three people have died. that death toll is expected to rise as workers reach the worst-affected areas in northeast philippines. >> voting is underway in egypt
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in the first parliamentary election since the overflow of mohamed morsi in 2013. authorities say the poll is the final step in a transition to democracy. the 2-stage pros will take weeks to complete. we have this report. >> this is the second time egyptians are voting for a parliament since the 2011 protest that removed mismubarak. unlike the first elections, turnout sunday, according to local media was extremely low. the last time a parliamentary pom took place, this was the scene, people queuing for hours waiting to cast their ballot. that was the first free and fair election in egypt's history. the victories, the freedom party. now the brotherhood leaders are killed, jailed or exiled and the movement outlawed p.m. it's not only the brotherhood absent. several other parties, including
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the april 6 youth movement and others have boycotted the vote in protest as what they sea is the continued oppression under president sisi. it's a view echoed by many. >> i want vote. young people weren't passionate about voting. we voted in the parliamentary election and presidential election after president mubaraks assess nation, but the passion died down after mohamed morsi was removed. few young people vote and even they resented doing it. >> penalty sisi and his supporters have frequently justified the crackdown on political opponents by saying the country needed to sacrifice freedoms for the sake of economic development and stability. more than two years since the coup, egypt's economy remains in decline. >> we egyptians was not felt
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improvement in people's life live who said since 2013. we are sometime faced with economic crisis, and we have high unemployment. >> although there are numerous candidates vying for a seat in parliament, there's little between them in terms of political diversity. sunday's ballot papers didn't include opponents of president sisi or egypt's military leaders. sisi had hoped that the parliament would continue to criticize him for the lack of freedom in egypt. if the turnout remains low, many may question the future parliaments credibility. al jazeera. >> in the studio with me now is an associate professor of politics and international relations at the doha institute for graduate studies. good to have you with us. there seems to be a number of problems with these elections. the first to say is they are hugely delayed, should have been held months ago. >> according to the transitional roadmap, they should have been
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helped before the presidential elections that elected general now president sisi as president. so that's one of the problems. there i think are larger issues having to do with the political space to protest and the opposition parties and who's allowed to run, and whether, as your segment illustrated, whether there's actually going to be a significant opposition that participates in the elections. >> this to me seems to be the biggest problem. some parties have behave cotted the elections, others of course like the muslim brotherhood have been completely sidelined. how much choice do voters actually have in terms of candidates? i'm getting the vast majority of them are supporting sisi's government. >> the vast majority of candidates and political parties, and in fact, the electoral system is structured so that powerful parties can't have a seat in the parliament. historically in egypt, there is influence by money and
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connections and we're seeing actually many individuals who were forestly affiliated with the mubarak regime standing for parliament. >> now sisi is obviously hoping that these elections will be in answer to hit critics that will show his critics that egypt in a democracy. given how we think they're going to go and the lack which choice we've just been speaking about, will the international community accept them as a valid sign that egypt is on the democratic transition? >> well, the limited choice, i would say that's available for voters. i think what we've seen from the international community is that yes, they will nod and say that egypt has had a parliamentary elections and so on, now i think the real questions are how many egyptian little are going to take these elections seriously and show up at the ballot box today, tomorrow and in the coming weeks and then how well the limited opposition, particularly the islamist noor party will do. those are the only two interesting questions, i think.
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>> >> it does seem so far that turnout has been rather lower than expect. is that voter apathy? >> i think voters, you know, make a choice by showing up to the ballot box or not, depending on whether they feel these election are going to do anything, right, whether they're worth anything. we saw in the very dramatic tunisian presidential elections relatively little voter turnout particularly among the youth and i think we'll see that in egypt, too, people don't think, many of them at least that there is a real choice, that the parliament's going to do anything and stay home. >> interesting, thank you for that. >> the populist right in switzerland is expected to cement its dominant position in parliament sunday. polls suggest the swiss people's party will make gains inside the parliament. immigration has been a central topic for voters with large
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concerns over refugees and migrants moving through europe. >> canada's indigenous people are urged to vote in national elections, but it's a difficult task, as many simply don't want to take part. they see the elections as a foreign vote taking place on their territory. we have this report. >> election signs 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 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.
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>> i've decided to vote, and i actually voted in advanced poll the other day, thinking that i need to be an example to our 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 efforts to get aboriginal people to exercise a democratic right they only got in 1960, a century 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.
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>> in dozens of constituencies across the country, aboriginal voters could swing a close 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 promising you better relationships. what is that? it's got to be real live commitments that you can hold them to. >> whether it's in this election, aboriginal people, the youngest, fastest growing segment of canada's population may yet have their voices heeded after centuries of waiting. al jazeera in northern ontario. >> thousands of african refugees
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try to cross into south africa every year. many fall victim to people smugglers along the way. we have this report from the border between mozambique and south africa. >> eduardo said god has called on him to do this work. he has been doing it for three years and doesn't want to reveal his identity. he rescues desperate refugees, a job he insists should be done by governments. >> i help them because i know they are suffering in their countries. they are coming, running to other countries, and then they cannot stay here in mozambique, because mozambique, even us here, we still haven't a job. >> refugees see eduardo and his job differently. in one of his safe houses here in the capital, these three
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young men are waiting to across into south africa. they say his network is simply profiting from their misery. >> we have been traveling for more than two months, and they have taken every penny we had from us. they overcharge u for everything, from a $5 taxi fare, they charged each one of us $20. when we asked for food and told them we had no money left, they told us to exchange our shirts for a cup of tea. they are not good people. >> this is near the border with south africa. there are many foreigners wait waiting to cross illegally, but you hardly see them. >> many refugees and migrants without documents avoid the official border crossing for fear of being detained. the last thing they want is to return to the countries they come from. they come out of safe houses and head for the wire fence that separates mozambique and africa. >> another night, the refugees gather on the hill that
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separates the two countries. the smugglers are not far behind. border police patrol the hill, so the refugees move in silence in total darkness. the smugglers take them through the border fence. for many, want journey ends here. police on both sides have cracked down on undocumented foreigners. >> we've caught 280 illegal migrants since the start of this month. we repay the rated them to countries of their origin. we will continue until there are no mother illegal people in our country. >> business is brisk for eduardo. he has smuggled more from the safe house. as more continue to flee, eduardo said he will continue to answer god' call. >> guatemala candidates are battling it out with one week to go before a runoff vote. its rural guatemalans who could
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have the most to win or lose. we have more. >> outside her home along the pacific coast, argentina prepares for work. her grandchildren help her make ice treats to sell, bringing in a few dollars a day. 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.
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the government has forgotten 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 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.
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>> 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 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. >> north korea reject the idea of resuming talks to end its nuclear program, demanding a peace treaty with the u.s. a day earlier, the u.s. president together with his south korean counterpart said they were open to talks with the north, but said pyongyang has to show its serious about band donning its nuclear ambitions. >> hundreds of north and south koreans are preparing for a defining moments in their lives this week.
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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. >> at the age of 89, he has taken up a hobby from his childhood, north korea. he said it helps stave off loneliness. when the korean war began in 1950, he was living in a factory 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. >> he is one of 66,000 people on
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the waiting list in south korea. more than half are 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 served to show how strongly felt these separations are. this upcoming round of reunions is a direct result of an agreement in august 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 separation will get a reunion. it's a reflex of the sharp divide that so many will have to rely on the unpredictable nature of north-south relations and a lottery for a chance of their
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own in the future. >> coming up in sport, tennis number one picks up his ninth title of the season. that story coming up a little later.
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>> welcome back now? apple is no longer the top smart phone maker in china. two local companies account for a 30 of the sales now. china is the largest smart phone market and the new battleground for technology companies.
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>> 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 app related products. >> this monitors how much food a person consumed. >> in a market flooding with smart phones, competition is intense.
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once dominated by apple, now two chinese tech companies hold the lead in china, accounting for nearly one third of all smart phone sales. >> the local guys have a lot of room to innovate. they try to differentiate themselves. china is still like a totally different world. >> 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. it's 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, that combined with a slowing economy has analysts warning of a slight downward trend. >> in terms of the economy and conditions in china, it does
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pose a lot of uncertainty for vendors. >> china's tech companies are now seeking to expand beyond the domestic market. >> there's large growing markets in indonesia, india, philippines. we are also partnering to make sure we can ship more phones and tablets. >> 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. al jazeera, hong kong. >> let's get all the sport now. >> thank you so much. right now, australia are playing scotland in the last quarter final at the rugby world cup, scotland leading at half time. argentina knocked ireland out earlier. they ran up a 17-0 lead inside
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13 minutes. ireland came back when they were only three points behind earlier in the second half to help argentina pull away. they ran out 43-20 winners. they've beaten ireland in thee of their last four world cup encounters. >> djokovic won his third shanghai masters title, beating his french opponent in straight sets in the final on sunday. the world number one extends his winning streak to 17 straight matches and 22 consecutive sets. this is the ninth titled season for the certain. >> the royals have gone two games up in their championship series. toronto sigh lends kansas city. the best of seven series moves
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to toronto for game three on monday. >> seriously, the first six innings was really tough to see, you know, the glare off the backdrop made it tough, and as soon as you know, 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 are not going. >> you get a win in your belt will go a long way. we're capable of that. you know, so we're home. that's where you got to win, so, you know, it won't be easy, no doubt about that, but you get one win out of the way, that can turn things around. >> in new york, mets beat the chicago cubs to take game one of the series. daniel murphy put new york ahead with a solo home run. mat harry described with two walks and nine strikeouts, leading new york to a 4-2 win over chicago. game two will be on sunday in
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new york. >> i think the most important thing was getting started right. as a team, i think, you know, you never want going into a series like this and not give a good performance, not keep your team in striking distance to win. i knew i had to kind of set the tone early and he was outstanding tonight, give him credit, because he had about as good a command as you can of all these pitches. the stuff is always good, but the command was outrageous tonight. in there lies the game. john pitched well, too. i thought we were fine, absolutely fine. i just think that he was absolutely on top of his game tonight. >> the draw has been made for next month's year, 2016 playoffs where eight teams compete for the final four places. norway take on hungary, denmark faces sweden, ukraine are the highest ranked team in the playoffs, they drew slovenia, ireland place bosnia herd herseo
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serena. >> columbus crew booked their spot in the major league soccer playoff, beating toronto f.c. saturday. opening the scoring, nets his 10th goal of the season just before half time. they sealed the win late on with a touch of class from federico in injury time. final score 2-0, columbus. >> south africa closing in on victory in the third one day national against india. scoring 270, india's innings is nearly over and pretty far off the target.
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a win for south africa would see them take a 2-1 series lead. >> a win, crossing the line ahead of the second rider. still leads the title race by 11 points with two rounds left.
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