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that's a non-startser for the palestinians. what is needed is leaders that can inspire faith that a settlement is possible, one that can bring peace and security to israelis and palestinians. restoring faith and peace in the holy land. that is really "third rail". this is al jazeera america. i'm richelle carey, and here are the top stories. the nuclear deal in iran is in force, but the next step could be as contentious as the debate over approving the agreement. >> conflict in and around jerusalem intensifies. secretary of state john kerry prepares to meet with both sides this week. presidential candidate hillary clinton comes to capitol hill this week to face lawmakers in
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the investigation of benghazi. and doctors without borders is not backing down. the organization demands an independent investigation into the u.s. air strike that destroyed one of their hospitals earlier this month. today marks a chamenter in the historic -- chapter in the historic deal. it is adoption day, the day the agreement resist reached. the u.s. and officials took steps to remove western sanctions once iran complies with inspections. last week a stamp of approval was given. congress used the deadline to three up potential roadblocks, blocks and despite threats, they have yet to find a magic bullet that kills the deal. the white house frlss a
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statement saying today marks a milestone from preventing iran obtaining a nuclear weapon, and the programme is peaceful going forward. >> andy gallagher takes a look at the series of event making today possible. >> it took years of complex and fitful negotiations between iran and world powers known as p5+1. to put together a deal that is said to be replaced on verification not trust. a landmark agreement means iran has to curtail the programme, a move reducing capability i 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 conflict and towards the effectively of peace. >> in iran. engineers must begin what is thought to be the biggest
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dismantlement, shipping tonnes of fuel out of the country, all of which the iranian authorities say will be done by november. iran is key that economic sanctions are eased. the deal has plenty of critics. it doesn't make peace more likely. by fuelling iran's aggressions with billions in sanctions it makes more war likely. >> reporter: the next few weeks may be difficult. inspections by the international atomic agency will be key. it does not fully resolve the wide range of issues where we have a big difference. so we are going to have to continue to put pressure on them through the international community. >> reporter: recent footage
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showing undercrowned tunnels packed with missiles and launchers have not ease concerns. >> for the powers involved in the disagreement, there's a great deal at stake. the week brought a new round of bloodshed. two are dead after an attack at a bus stop in the southern city of beersheba. a man stabbed a soldiers to death, then used his gun to shoot others. the man was shut dead by police. andrew simmonds is in east jerusalem. >> this was a brazen attack. the police said there were two attackers and then they challenged their act of event to
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one. claiming that he used a knife. one soldiers was killed and he was taken to hospital. two men were shot dead by the security forces, and eventually the police said one of them was an eritrean, who it was thought was shot in a case of mistaken identity. the other man, they say, was an arab, a palestinian, and he was shot dead. security cameras, there was a man crawling on all fours. he was shot twice by a police officer, it's not clear that that was the eritrean.
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nevertheless, a lot of questions to be asked secretary of state john kerry is expected to meet with israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu about the ongoing violence. the israeli government responded to a wave of stabbings, by passing a new law giving israel the right to search people and their belongings even if they are not suspected of being armed. wep have this report. >> a regular sunday meeting of the israeli cabinet in an extraordinary crisis. the prime minister denies the accusation that his government is teaming to change arranges recording access to the temple mount. 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
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israeli attempts to increase control over the compound is the root 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 earlier this year in protest against the iran nuclear deal, signalling a fractious relationship. and is evidence that the u.s. will continue 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.
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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. there are three investigations under way into the attack on an afghan hospital two weeks ago. 22 were killed when the u.s. responded to a call for help from afghan forces and wound up destroying a doctors without borders facility in kunduz. n.a.t.o. and others investigated what happened. as al jazeera reports doctors without borders says that is not enough. >> the attack came in the middle of the night on october 3rd, reducing the hospital to ruins.
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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 then work to treat the wounded. the u.s. military issued many conflicting statements about the air attack. 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 because fighters were near by. 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
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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 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
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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. it is the only trauma center in the region. there's no plans to rebuild. doctors without borders says it needs to find out how and why its hospital was attacked and that it won't happen again. later leader of pakistan heads to washington for talks. pakistani officials are livid over allegations by the u.s. connecting them to the bombing. the prime minister will meet with president obama at the white house, they are expected to talk about limiting
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pakistan's nuclear programme. our guest from the center for peace and security joins us from washington. we appreciate your joining us. going into this visit, how would you rate the u.s. government's handling of pakistan, the relationship with pakistan? >> well, it's - it's terrible, to be blunt about it. the united states does not have a strategy on how it can get pakistan to cease and desist, supporting a range of terrorists that kill ind yanls, afghans and americans. we have given them about 33 billion. we have 27 dead american soldiers, 1500 dead european allies and tens of thousands.
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and many of those deaths are due to pakistan and proxies. i think there's another grim reality is that that 33 billion that we have given pakistan since 2001 has gone in some measure or another to subsidise the growing nuclear arsenal. the united states gets an f in managing of pakistan relationships. >> let's deal with one thing at a time, afghanistan at first. it's been said repeatedly that the u.s. cannot be successful in afghanistan if they do not enlist the help of pakistan. why has that failed so miserably. >> we have to rephrase this. pakistan is not interested in helping secure afghanistan. what pakistan is interested in statement of claimly in 2002 is undermine -- interested in
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systematically is undermining pakistan. >> is there a way for the u.s. to innocent vice them? >> well, actually, that's the problem. the way in which the united states chose to innocent vice pakistan has been through handouts. there has been no punishment. the problem is pakistan is dedicated to maintaining an islamist militant presence in afghanistan, and the united states cannot find any way of making pakistan change the behaviour by paying them. and this is something that the united states has done representativesedly, with absolutely the same outcome. so, you know, the obama administration rolled out its plan for afghanistan which will include keeping 557-00 american troops and partner troops in
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afghanistan. we are condemning the troops to more deaths, unless we take a look at pakistan and stop giving them handouts and think about coerce ifr measures to get them to cease and desist. this is not going to be done by giving them more money. >> do you see anything productive about them coming out this week. >> no, i don't. we in the international community, you call it gracious by a stalemate. some of us call it what it is. the taliban are winning, because of pakistan, and the united states tells pakistan, be want you to cut down on the sanctuary, we want you to stop giving them money and training them. and pakistan says yes, yes, yes, given us more money, we do that, and they do nothing. it's a continuation of what we
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have been going flow for more than a decade with pakistan, we give them what we would like them to do, we pay them and they renege. they don't promise to do these things. at the end of the day i can be angry at pakistan for supporting a policy. i'm angry at the government that has not figured the matter out. >> thank you very much for joining us help with the refugees, german chancellor angela merkel meets with turkish leaders offering aid for stepping the fellow of people reaching europe. those stories ahead on al jazeera america.
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thursday's expected to be a big day on capitol hill, as
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democratic presidential hopeful testifies before congressional hearing. a republican led investigation has been under attack, as being partisan. paul beban joins me now on subjects that dominate the talk show. >> it's a busy day. >> hillary clinton managed to dominate conversations. some of the leading republicans took shots at each other. another seemed to fumble a question about foreign policy. >> on thursday, former secretary of state and democratic front runner hillary clinton testifies before the house select committee an benghazi, almost a year and a half after the committee came into existence, as the calendar turns towards the defense, republicans are
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playing defense against accusations that it's a witch hun. >> we have 50,000 documents. less than 5% has anything do do with anthony ray hinton. she's an important witness, buts she is one. by the time we are throw, we would have interviewed many. >> reporter: a senator said the real mission is not about digging up the truth but damaging hillary clinton. >> we had a plan presented to us, where we would have been interviewing all of the key people. he threw that away and went after hillary clinton. >> hillary clinton cited comments by house major tie leader keith mccarthy that the republicans chipped away at her lead in the polls. >> it's clear whatever they thought they'd do they became a
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republican amp. with an overwhelming focus on trying to drive down my poll fms. >> the benghazi inquiry led to revelations about the private emailcm, something the rival candidate says should be put to rest. sanders had no second thought about the comment and changed the subject. >> the american people want a discussion in the country of real issues. >> reporter: g.o.p. front runner defended his comments about james georgiddis questioning jed bush's credibility and saying because he's tough. 9/11 wouldn't have happened on trump's watch. >> we were safe. >> well, the world trade center fell down. i believe if i were running things, i down the people would have been in the country.
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jed bush couldn't resist firing box. >> it calls into question credibility as a commander in chief and an architect of the next foreign policy. ben carson stumbled over a question, arriving a confusing question on how if independence had been declared there wouldn't have been a war. >> i don't believe that invading iraq was an existential threat to us. i don't think saddam hussein was an existential threat to us, i was talking about - i wasn't particularly interested in going into afghanistan the most talked about noncandidate is joe biden. largely home in delaware. unlike top contenders bernie sanders and hillary clinton, he will no got to iowa.
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he be at the white house out lining a discussion about climate change. >> german chancellor angela merkel was in istanbul seeking turkey's help dealing with the flood on refugees. >> 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 or uncontrolled movement, to great closer cooperation between many units. both between the european union and turkey. 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. it's hard to fulfil.
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it has more than 2,000 miles of coastline along the aegean and strong opposition to allowing syrians to work. there's no commitment from turkey on either issue. >> unfortunately, turkey was left by the international 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, turkey will take back failed asylum seekers from europe. >> leaders agreed that only a resolution to the conflict in syria would resolve the refugee crisis. turkey wants a safe zone in northern syria, it seems more unlikely with russia's involvement in syria's civil war slovenia said it would limit
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refugees crossing the border. officials said it cannot accept requests to take in 5,000 a day. saturday, 5,000 refugees reached croatia, they are stranded. hungry fulfilled the quota. they are trying to reach destinations in western europe. after the trial so far, this part of the journey was easy. >> we are two years easy, making everything. cars, train, food, everything to the people. >> the european union agreed to a plan to divide 120,000 refugees. that's a fraction of 700,000 expected to reach the shores from north africa and turkey. many seeking a better life were not seeking a dangerous passage
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to europe. thousands attempted to cross illegally into south africa. we have a report from the border of south africa and mozambique. >> reporter: eduardo says god has called on him to do the work. he has been doing it for three years and doesn't want to three years and doesn't want to reveal his identity. he says he rescues refugees. >> i help them, i know they are suffering. they are suffering, and cannot - they are running to other countries, they cannot stay in mozambique, because us here in mozambique, we still haven't a job. refugees see eduardo and his job differently. in a safe house in the capital, these three young men are waiting to cross into south africa. they say the network is profiteering from their misery.
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>> we have been travelling for two months and have taken every penally, they overcharge us for -- penny they had from us, they overcharge us for everything. for a $5 fare they charge us $20. when we ask for food, they tell us to exchange our shirts for a cup of tea. they are not good people. there are many foreigners here, waiting to cross illegally, 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 it to return to countries they came from. as the sun sets, they come out of safe houses as and they head for the wire fences. at night the refugees and migrants gather on a hill that separates the two countries. smugglers are not far behind.
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border police patrol the hill. the refugees work in silence. in total darkness. the smugglers taking them through the boarder fence. the journey ends here. police clamped down on undocumented foreigners. >> we had 280 illegal migrants since the start of the month and repatriated them. for now, business is brisk. he has smuggled this man from the safe house. as more continue to flee, from conflicts and economic hardship, eduardo says he'll continue to answer god's call. canadian voters choose a new government tomorrow. a contentious issue is a battle over how to treat muslim women
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who choose to wear a traditional veil. two years after promised, elections are under way in egypt. the only way on the ballot is government supporters.
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welcome back to al jazeera america, i'm richelle carey. across the world people are vote egg, preparing to go to the polls or facing the offenses of their choices. canadians vote tomorrow. >> the refugee crisis is weighing. some observers warn of potential violence in the aftermath of guinea's presidential election, and guatemala's election is coming up next weekend. we begin in canada where a conservative prime minister stephen harper is trying to hold on to this are his job as voters go to the polls on monday. he's been driving issues on the economy. a controversy he tried to exploit became a hotly debated
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issue ayoung young women. >> reporter: a gathering called looking past the niqab, some getting together on the nining of the niqab, a piece of clothing. the meeting is a response to what many canadians consider an anti-muslim rhetoric. >> we have the same worries, fears, and the same happiness. we are all the same. >> they are concerned about stephen harper's push to have muslim women uncover their faces if they want to be sworn in. why would canadians embrace a practice at that time that is not transparent. that is not open, and frankly is rooted in culture that is anti-women. >> reporter: such rhetoric led to attacks on niqab wearing women. according to the national
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council, the number of religious based attacks nearly doubled. and there's more this year. i met up near her home. she lived in toronto and was willing to show her face privately to the judge before swearing her oath. wearing a niqab has never been an issue until now. >> the canadian community is polite. they look a little strangely towards me. >> the prime minister calls the wearing of the niqab during the citizenship ceremony un-canadian. what do you say to that? >> i have been wearing it for a long time. i didn't always wear it. i feel liberated and it's not necessary for me to show my face. last month the canadian court ruled wearing the niqab or not being allowed to is a breach of their rights.
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>> that policy is not law, >> reporter: sara is not comfortable in her adopted country and arrived from glasgow, and has never been more afraid to hear a hijab in public. >> they are focussing on the niqab, tomorrow it might be the hijab. one day i said we may have to come in our birthdays suit. >> the bump in the polls dissipated. but it is suggested that canadians called him out on it. >> i think the prime minister, despite efforts to make it an issue against muslims or niqabies filed to do so. canadians are not racist people. they know better, they have a greater expectation of their government. >> if harper wins the election, he's talking about banning niqabs for government employees,
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a move prolonging the issue, for people like her that hopes he losses the election and she can carry on her life like before leaders in canberra's indigenous communities urged voters to make their voices heard, saying it could bring issues to aboriginal canadians whose issues have largely been ig-national guard. daniel -- ignored. daniel lack reports. >> election signs are not typically found on first nations. the term explains why. indigenous people see themselves as a nation, separate from canada, equal partners, co-existing in north america. in past elections few voted or took part at all. >> i'm not a canadian. and no one proved to me that if you are not a canadian, you can vote. if someone comes from the united nations can you vote. >> reporter: first nations are told to vote by their own
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elected leaders, because of the feeling that the stephen harper government has done little to address their challenges, unemployment, crime, lack of clean water. >> i decided to vote, i voted in an advance poll thinking that i need to be an example to our people, to let them know that i believe that exercising this option to vote is in our best interests at this time two years ago the idle no more movement galvanized groups with nation-wide protests, there was a long hunger strike by the chief in the shadow of the parliament. those protests faded, but the anger behind them 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
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error in the war of etrission. now we use the vote. as a weapon against them. it's powerful. >> reporter: in dozens of constituencies, aboriginal voters could swing a close result from conservatives to close opponents. it could trigger a change in opponents. it's far from quarantined. -- guaranteed. sensing an opportunity, canada's two main parties say they'll work with aboriginal people on outstanding issues. the promises come late in a campaign largely about other things. >> you can't trust the.. that's what i say. don't accept the politician that comes to your door promising a better relationship. what is that. it has to be live commitments that you can hold them too. whether or not it's in this election, aboriginal people, statistically the youngest, fastest growing segment may have
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voices heeded after centuries of waiting. in switzerland, a record-breaking win is ranted for the swiss people's party, expected to win 11 seats, gaining control of about a third of 200 seats in parliament. the people's parliament is focussed on growing concerns over the flow of migrants into europe. polls suggest it's a major priority. the left wing democrats and smaller parties are expected to lose support. after long delays. the country voted for its parliament. it is expect to back the president. more than 5,000 candidates are competing for seats. most support the president. they promised a stronger economy and stability, which has
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overtaken uprising. al jazeera's reports. >> this is the second time egyptians are voting for a parliament since the 2011 pro test removing mubarak. unlike the first elections, turn out was slow on sunday. >> the last time a parliamentary poll took place, this was the scene. people cueing for hours. that was the first free and fair election in egypt's history. the victims from the freedom and justice party. as a result of the 2013 coup, the brotherhood's leaders were killed, gaoled or exiled. and the movement outlawed. it's not only the brotherhood that is absent. other parties, including the april 6th youth movement and others boycotted the vote in protest of the continued depression under the president abdul fatah al-sisi.
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it's a view echoed by many. >> translation: no, i won't vote. young people were passionate. we voted in the parliament and presidential election after mubarak's resignation. the passion died when mohamed mursi was removed. ew young voted in abdul fatah al-sisi's election. they resented doing it. >> reporter: president abdul fatah al-sisi and supporters justified the crackdown saying the country needed to sacrifice freedoms for the sake. economic development and stability. more than two years since the coup, egypt's economy is in decline. >> we egyptians have not had improvement in people's livelihoods. since 2013 we are faced with economic crisis and have high unemployment.
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there are numerous candidates vying for a seat in parliament, there's little between them. sunday's ballot didn't include any opponents of abdul fatah al-sisi or leaders. abdul fatah al-sisi hoped it would appease those that criticize him for a lack of freedom. if the turn out is low. many may question the future parliament's viability the runner-up in guinea's presidential election vowed to protest victory. the president won a second 5-year term on saturday, gaining nearly 58% of a vote and avoiding a re-election. a challenger urged supporters not to accept result. we report.
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>> reporter: with smiles from ear to ear, supporters of the president celebrated, saying that the president beat his opponents by a large margin. >> i'm happy with the result. i'm a guinean, i'm proud to be guinean. because my president wins, i'm happy. >> not everyone is happy. the runner-up threatened to boycott the election and changed his mind and told supporters to vote. now citing a long list of irregularities, he cannot accept the results. >> translation: i completely agree with the decision not to recognise the result of the election. i decided not to take the matter to the constitutional court. the >> reporter: the court has to approve the result. candidates have several stayings to file complaints. >> there are several candidates raising issues. they have to be considered
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before a winner is filing on the basis. >> calling for supporters to take to the treats peacefully and show disapproval of the voting process. the united nations special representative for west africa is calling for restraint. the president's office says asking people to protest could drag guinea into instability, chaos and violence. >> i think the first result showed that guineans were involved in the process. i hope the position, although they boycotted the results and stayed in the streets, will come together. >> reporter: the west african country has a history of post election violence, three were killed in most election violence. the important result was the participation ralt. which is 67%. it shows the people wanted to
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succeed. >> reporter: the education ministry delayed the start of the dismik year to ensure student safety. many are worried that protests could lead to a long period offed unrest guatemala's residents are accustomed to living with little. community leaders are urging the poor to make their voices heard in the run off election. without engagement from the poorest, nothing will change. david mercer reports. >> reporter: outside her home, this woman prepares for work. her grandchildren help to 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 bubbling up under her
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house. >> the children get sick because of the humidity and the cold. i hope before i die the government will help make a better house for the chin. >> reporter: two blocks away this person walks the streets selling coconuts. most days he makes $5, barely enough to support his two children. >> there's no work opportunities for poor people. it's hard. of the gavt has forgotten us. >> throughout towns and villages, stories like these are common. with voters about to choose the next president, many say rural areas need more attention. >> two candidates face off in the second round. guatemala elections, but many voters question whether either will be able to bring the change
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desperately needed in communities like this. >> teachers at the local public school say they don't receive 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 the children are the future. they 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. in rural areas it's important to go so we can get someone into office who is concerned about the well being. we have the greatest needs. government programs could provide some relief for millions of guatemalans, if the next
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president makes people like argentina, a priority rescue attempts in the philippines, thousands driven from the safety of their homes by the power of typhoon koppu. separated by 65 years and a bitter divide. some korean families are lucky enough to win a lottery allowing them to see each other again.
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>> i've been asked to keep my voice down
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typhoon koppu is weakening after making land fall. the heavy wind and rain continues for three more days. it force the 23,000 to free their homes, roads and bridges have been blooded out. some provinces are without power. two died. that number is expected to rise. al jazeera's correspondent has more from the province in the philippines. >> government resources are stretched and the typhoon sa says -- has affected many provinces. we were trying to make our way elsewhere, but floodwaters started to recede, so we had to
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turn back. there are communities cut off from the world. the president spoke the other night warning about the impending damage they can't quantify it at the moment. even the death toll, they can't say how many died since sunday morning. night brings a lot of danger and we can only find out what the aftermath and the damage will be monday morning in central luzon . >> attentions between pyongyang and seoul threaten family reunions to take place this week. since 1985 thousands of families had been emotionally reunited with their loved ones. tuesday 107 families will be reeted. we have the story of an 89-year-old man looking forward to seeing his relatives.
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>> 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 news has brought a mixture of happiness and 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. 63,000 people died waiting for a reunion. the last event held in february.
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as ever, the rawness of emotions serve as a reminder of how strongly felt the spearations 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 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 new customers, new profits. why so many tech companies are taking the plunging into the chinese cellphone market and coming up al jazeera investigates the hostage
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business. western governments will not negotiate, but secretly pay millions in ransom. we go inside the world of hostage taking negotiations and ransom payments.
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welcome back to al jazeera america let's take a peak at what is coming up. let's turn to my friend and cole easier jonathan betz. >> lots to talk about. republicans question trump's credibility and benghazi and how it came together. >> soothing tension. secretary of state john kerry will tri to solve tensions in israel, his plan to meet leaders on both sides. and the hunt for a killer that fired shots at people. they are some of the stories in the next hour. >> thank you.
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>> china is the world's biggest market for cellphones. should be no surprise that tech companies focus efforts on attracting a share of the market. al jazeera reports from the world congress. >> it's one of the largest electronic shows in the world. more than 4,000 companies showcase their latest innovations. marketing hungry for new technology. >> we attract a huge number f >> we attract trade buyers all 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.
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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 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.
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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 quarter. emerging economies may be offering potential growth, but the world the most populous nation is the tech company's target market. and i'm richelle carey in new york. the news seconds with jonathan betz thank you, this is al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz in new york
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