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two killed during an attack on a bus station in israel, where weeks of violence shows no signs of ending hello, i'm mary ann, you're watch, al jazeera live from london. coming up, lion's nuclear deal comes in effect. the west lifts sanctions. we'll look at the challenges ahead. germany's leader fast tracks e.u. membership if it helps with
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the refugee crisis. >> and samsung and apple given a run for their money in the giant chinese mark two people are dead, several others injured after one of the boldest attacks yet in the violence gripping israel in the occupied territories. a gunman armed with a knife opened fire at a bus takes. he was killed, as was an israeli soldiers, andrew simmonds has been following developments for us from west jerusalem. >> what happened is this, the police say there was two attackers. but now they are saying there was one attacker. a soldiers was attacked and has since died. a number of others were attacked. a total of four police officers, and a number of civilians, all of them taken to hospital.
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none apparently with life-threatening injuries. the next stage of what happened has been subjected to conflicting reports. we are told by the police that definitely they opened fire at two people. one was the alleged attacker, and the other was eritrean nationality. there is an admission that the man was shot by many yit -- mistaken identity, and he was shot and has died. there's two dead, a number of injured and panic in the area, and questions in beersheba about why the man got into a busy public transport location when stringent security regulations
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have been passed a number of days ago by the israeli prime minister insisting that army, the soldiers should support security forces in all public places involving public transport, riding on trains and buses and trams, so this situation is brazen and sending a shudder through the palestinians and people alike. new security measures have been proposed. mike hanna has more. >> reporter: a regular meeting of the israeli cabinet amidst extraordinary crisis much the prime minister denying accusations that his country is attempting to change arrangements regarding access to what he calls the temple mount, the al-aqsa come pound. all of israel is alone, the
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is the guarantor of the site of the temple mound. reason the status quo has been violated. we didn't change anything. the orders of prayer the visiting rights have not changed. >> palestinians are adamant israeli attempts is the route cause of the conflict. >> translation: we will not lose control of al-aqsa, and destroying it while the nation is sleeping. that's why the people of jerusalem started the revolution. >> reporter: amidst the extreme tension a military ceremony in tel aviv. the guest of honour, the joint chiefs of staff. the general here to discuss resumptions of talks about defense aid which israel suspended against the iran nuclear deal, signalling a fractious relationship. and is evidence that the u.s.
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will contiue to conduct business as usual with the right wing of israeli governments. here in israel's biggest mass circulation newspaper, the headline ready to draw. this is a prime minister that took his gun out of the safe and is wearing it all the time. the settler movement dominates the government. along with hardline religious nationalists. this is not a body likely to deviate from extreme response to mounting protests. meanwhile there has been clashes across the occupied west bank on sunday. we have been following developments from ramallah. >> the situation across the west bank remains tense. sunday we saw clashes break out
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in some cities. in hebron, the flashpoint location on a normal day when there is no unrest, it's sensitive and tense because of the close proximity with which israeli settlers live within the city. now, palestinians have been saying that they are worried over the past two days with news of the alleged knife attacks that happened in the cities in the occupied west bank. they are afraid that because of the attacks they are afraid israel may pose a restriction on cities in the west bank. all the clashes and tension erupted when palestinians say israel provoked the situation at the al-aqsa mosque compound. the israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu maintained that the status quo at the compound is not going to change. palestinians do not believe that. when it comes to the palestinian government, the stance is that palestinians have a right to be angry and protest so long as it is done peacefully.
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the nuclear agreement between iran and world powers is coming into effect. tehran started what has been called the biggest nuclear dismantlement history, in return crippling sanctions will be lifted. as andy gallagher reports there are significant challenges ahead. >> it took years of fitful negotiations between iran and a group of world powers known as p5+1, to put together a deal the obama administration said would be based on verification not trust. the landmark nuclear agreement means iran has to sharply curtail its nuclear programme, a move that will reduce capability of developing nuclear weapons. in july, when the agreement was reached, u.s. secretary of state john kerry says it was a deal worth fighting for. >> it is a step away from
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spectre of conflict and towards the possibility of peace. >> in iran, engineers must begin the biggest nuclear dismantlement history, involving the moth balling and shipping of fuel out of the country. all of which authorities say will be done by the end of november. iran is keen that sanctions are eased, but the deal has plenty of vocal critics. >> the deal doesn't make peace more likely, fuelling iran's aggression with billions in sanctions relief, it makes war more likely. >> the next few weeks iran implements an unpopular agreement. it may be difficult. intrusive inspections will be key. critics warn of a potential for cheating and disagreements. >> it does not fully resolve the wide range of the issues.
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we'll have to continue to put pressure on them through the international community. >> reporter: recent footage on iranian state television appears to show underground tunnels packed with missiles and launches have not helped to ease concerns. they were released days after a long-range missile was breached. that the u.s. say may have breached a u.n. security council resolution. >> for the powers involved in the disagreement, there's a great deal at stake. that is true for president obama, his administration brokering a deal few thought possible. the next due weeks may shape his policy more than anything else. syrian army is pushing ahead about an offensive to recapture parts of aleppo with hezbollah and iranian fighters. the syrian state television said the army made gains, pushing rebels out. elsewhere the syrian observatory for human rights says four civilians were killed by russian
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air strikes in the western city of homs. moscow insists they are targetting i.s.i.l. antirape protests have been taking place in new delhi after attacks on two young children. they are furious after incidents on friday night in way two girls aged 2.5 and 5 were raped. and in another incident a teenage girl hanged herself after being harassed by three men. >> egyptians have been voting in the first parliamentary election since mohamed mursi was removed from office in 2013. the 2-stage process will take weeks to be complete and final results not known until december. >> germany offered turkey support in a bid to speed up the joining of the security council. the german prime minister has been holding talks.
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bernard smith reports from istanbul. >> reporter: germany's chancellor angela merkel is in istanbul looking for help, asking the turkish government to stem the flow of refugees coming to europe. >> we have used the crisis we are experiencing to a disorderly and uncontrolled movement of refugees, to great closer cooperation between many units. specifically, the e.u. wants turkey to increase coast guard patrols and give syrians work permits. in return, turkey is offered $3 billion and a revival of e.u. talks. talks on e.u. membership. both are hard for turkey to fulfil. it is has 2,000 miles of coastline along the aegean and strong opposition to allowing syrians to work. there's no commitment from turkey.
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>> unfortunately, turkey was left by the international community in terms of burden community in terms of burden sharing. there's a better approach. the issue of sharing, going forward is important. >> they said that if turks are given visa free access to the e.u., turkey will take back failed asylum seekers from europe. >> leaders agreed that only a resolution to the conflict in syria would resolve the crisis. turkey wants a safe zone in northern syria, it seems more unlikely with russia's increased involvement in syria's civil war . >> more ahead. thousands displaced as a typhoon sweeps through. >> all those i remember clearly died. i barely remember my sister's
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face. a rare reunion for hundreds of north and south koreans after decades of separation.
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welcome back, you're with al jazeera, the top stories - two people have been killed, several wounded during an attack at a bus station in southern israel: a nuclear agreement between iran and the six world powers are coming into effect. the day marks a milestone towards preventing iran from gaining a nuclear weapon.
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and german chancellor angela merkel is in turkey to push an e.u. plan that offers aid to the country in exchange for stepping the flow of refugees into europe thousands of refugees arrive. >> reporter: some said they have been waiting. women and children stuck on the serbian side of the border with croatia. eventually they were allowed to pass, taking the next step in a journey across the borders in europe. >> what is very bad is the situation that they are very crowded and they have been waiting for many hours, and they are exhausted. they have not enough water and supply and not enough information. those a few days ahead of them on their journey were arriving
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in slovenia. late at night and being monitored by the police. slovenia a country of 2 million is struggling to cope with hi numbers of refugees arriving. many are taking the route because of hungry's decision to deal with the borders, blaming the e.u. for failing to manage the crisis. as winter steps in concerns are mounting about how people already with very little or nothing at all will
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180 staff and patients were inside the hospital when a gunship launched all the main parts of the hospital have been attacked and destroyed. the part that we are in now caught fire. >> some patients burnt to death in their beds. staff and relatives had to hide in the basement in the fight and
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then work to treat the wounded. the u.s. military issued many conflicting statements. first it said it was to protect u.s. forces under fire, and the hospital was collateral damage. it said afghan supporters called for air support. it was admitted that u.s. was responsible and it was a mistake. doctors without borders say it informed all parties of its location several times. >> in the hours before the attack, the hospital was calm. the whole area was calm. there was no fighting in and around the hospital at that moment when the attack took place, we have no explanation for the terrible breach much of international humanitarian rules. u.s. president obama apologised for the incident saying the u.s. would pay compensation to the victims and offered to help rebuild the
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hospital. the charity does not accept government money. doctors without borders wants an independent investigation and the international fact-finding mission is involved. it needs the consent of afghanistan and the united states. u.s. officials say three investigations by n.a.t.o., the u.s. military and afghan will be sufficient. there's tension over the investigations. the gate of the hospital had to be repaired when troops knocked it down on thursday. >> we let them inspect the building to look at the damage they were responsible for. we completely reject the fact that they didn't inform us in advance and they knocked the gate down and came in. >> n.a.t.o. forces said they were unaware that doctors without borders were present and went to search for ordinances and do a structural check of the building. one remains intact, but the hospital is closed. there's no plans to rebuild. doctors without borders says it needs to find outside how and why its hospital was attacked and that it won't happen again.
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typhoon koppu hit the nearby philippines leaving three dead and 16,000 villagers displaced. the army and police started rescuing villagers trapped in the regions of aurora. jam eema had this update from the north-east philippines. >> government resources are stretched. now the typhoon is affecting 10 provinces across certain and northern lucon. they are trying to send les cue teams. so many roads are impassable because of the debris falling at the moment. we were trying to make our way to bel-air earlier. but floodwaters are receded, we had to turn back. communities are cut off from the world. almost 24 hours since koppu made
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rain fall. the president warned of impending damage. even the death toll, they can't say how many died since sunday morning. knight brings a lot of danger and we can only find out what the aftermath and the damage will be monday morning in central luzon greek authorities are starting to implement a law that allows migrants that have lived there for five years to apply for citizenship. our croorrespondent speaks to a athlete unable to compete because of denied citizenship. >> jessica is impatient for citizenship, because it will give her the opportunity to leave. >> i hope still in shock.
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>> if i continue to stay here, i can't see myself coming outside. i just want to leave the country, go somewhere else with opportunities. i am sure that they will accept me. >> she is an athlete, denied citizenship at the age of 12 when she would have been proud to representatives greece in track and feel. >> it kills your dreams. a lot of children here are talent. i don't know why it's so difficult, you know, to get to your - to get you to your goal. >> she spends her free evenings at an organization created by first generation women, making toys and assembling the necessities to eliminate the suffering of refugees. many of the women arrived in greece under similar circumstances and became legal residents. many greeks fear cultural dilution.
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>> the an shents said does everyone want to live in athens, we are welcome. but we are in charge. why, because we didn't come to their city, they came to ours. why did they come. because we are wiser and better, building a better state. >> reporter: five years ago the supreme court struck down a law as unconstitutional because it didn't allow nuf intreg frags. now families musts have lived her five years to improve they intended to put down roots. >> in the end they bow to social justice, says the minister that introduced it. >> we need to accept their will to be break citizens. they'll have rights and obligations, those that refuse that are racist and vptionallists. these children go to the appear that difference from the greeks they grew up about.
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it has reduced a sense of belonging. with opportunities scarce many leave. citizenship may not be the end of the process, but may help others gain acceptance to a society that has not mellowed to an idea of having them. >> hundreds of north and south koreans prepare for a defining moment in their lives. a rafr reunion for families separated by the korean war. >> harry fawcett reports. >> reporter: at the age of 89 this man has taken up a hobby. when he was young he was separated from his family, travelled south and they are saw them again. eight years ago he signed up for the family reunion process. the chance came, but brought a mixture of happiness and
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disappointment. >> translation: there were seven of us - brothers and sisters. my youngest sister is the only one still alive. i'm told others passed away. it's disappointing. all those i remember clearly have died. i barely remember my sister's face. it will probably be a bit awkward. >> he is one of 66,000 on a waiting list in south korea. more than half of them are like him, in their 80s, or older. each time a rare event comes around the red cross holds a lottery of names. 66 people died. 63,000 people died waiting for a reunion. the last event held in february. as ever, the rawness of emotions serve as a reminder of how strongly felt they are. this upcoming round is a result of an agreement in august between north and south korea ending a serious bout of cross-border tension in recent years. >> with the event approaching a
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comparative handful of people that suffered for decades, the pain of separation will get a chance for a few moments of reunion. it's a reflection of a sharp divide that many more will have to rely on the unpredictable nature of north-south relations and a lottery for a chance of their own in the future china is becoming a new battle ground for tech companies fighting for a slice of the largest smartphone market. sara clerk reports big names like apple and samsung are facing stiff competition from a booming local industry. >> reporter: it's one of the largest technology shows in the world. companies are showcasing innovations, in a market hungry for technology. >> we attract trade buyers all
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over the world. traders from over 150 countries and regions. >> china is a leader in technology consumption, not just production. and the popularity of smartphones is creating an industry in app-related products. >> this monitors how much food someone consumes. >> in a market flooded with smartphones, competition has never been so intense. once dominated by apple two tech countries hold the lead in china, accounting for one-third of all smartphone sales. >> the local guys have a room to innovate. to differentiate themselves. so china is like a totally different world. >> as the world's largest smartphone
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market. every company has a strategy. given the number of people here and demand for phones, success in the region, they secure you a spot in the top 10. with that in mind they are tailoring phone design to meet with the consumers. . >> they have multiple colours, about eight colours that you can choose. >> china accounts for a third of the worlds 1.3 billion smartphones. the number of mobile phone users has fallen for the first time. that combined with the economy has analysts warning of a downward trend. >> in terms of the economy, it proposes uncertainty. china's tech companies are seeking to expand behind the domestic market. >> there's a lot of growing market in indonesia, india, philippines. we are partnering with them to make sure we can ship more. more intel-based phones. >> despite a softening business in china, an average of 100 million phones sold in every
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quarter. emerging economies may be offering potential growth, but the world the most populous nation is the tech company's target market. more on jom. tonight the alliance between israel and the u.s. is said to be unbreakable. ask a palestinian or israeli if it accomplished much when it comes to peace. my final thought on what israel and palestine needs to end the crisis - new leaders. and should schoolchildren be trained to fight against gunman, i'm very weali velshi and this "third rail". the united