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an eritrean man dies after he is shot at by is he'll i forces during an attack at a bus station. ♪ ♪ you are watching al jazeera live if from our headquarters for doha. also ahead, desperate scenes at the border as slovenia limits the number of refugees entering from croatia. 60,000 people forced to leave their homes as the philippines prepare for the full fury of a cyclone. bitter sweet reunion, korean families prepare to meet after a
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lifetime apart. ♪ ♪ an eritrean man mistakenly shot by israeli police has died in hospital. it happened as security forces responded to a shooting at the central does station in the southern city of beersheba. police say he was shot during their gun battle with a palestinian man who walked in to the station and started firing. mike hannah joining us on the line from west jerusalem to tell us more about what happened in that attack and yet another case, mike, it seems of mistaken identity on the behalf of the israeli forces. >> reporter: yes, what we had after the events of the night are three dead bodies. one the attacker, the alleged
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attacker who was a w bedouin frm a nearby individual, an israeli citizen. the police say the soldier who was killed obviously an israeli national. and the third person who was eritrean. national, according to police, was shot by a by stander or one of the security officers in the course of the ensuing gun battle. the eritrean is also an israeli sit sen. so what we have here are three israeli citizens dead in an ongoing conflict that has been developing over recent times. the significance of this is it's in southern israel in the heart of the southern part of the country. you have involved in this all three of them dead are israeli citizens. this is something that the
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country has seldom seen. it's not an issue of occupied territory being involved, it is a situation where three israeli citizens are left after this shooting erupted in the bus station in beersheba. >> make, thank you for that update from west jerusalem. the israeli government is respond to go the escalating violence with increasing security measures, it's erected a wall diamondback dedividing the jewish and palestinian parts of the neighborhood. it's also passed a strict new law allowing security forces to search people and their belongings even if they are not suspected of being armed. from the center of conflict resolution at george mason university in the u.s., he believes there is not enough cooperation between the two sides to find a solution. >> because the peace process was
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ended, because the current israeli cabinet is orad cal. there was a sense among the population that there is no hope and there is no peace process and there is no negotiations. and there is no conversation right now between abbas and netanyahu. that must change and there must be an opening that is worthwhile for both sides to pursue n terms of nonviolence and also in terms of substantive progress in the relationship. but especially addressing the concerns of the jerusalem residents that there is an increasing encroachment on the rights of palestinians with regard to the al-aqsa mosque. but we do have to be careful of cat rail elements on both sides that would like to see a third inning at thiintifada. slovenia has set a limit on the number of refugees it will allow from croatia. it says 2 1/2 thousand asylum seekers will be let in a day. but that's half the number
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croatia asked for as it too struggles to hopeful some 3,000 refugees. many of them syrians, entered slovenia from croatia so on saturday. hungary's decision to seal the border on friday night has meant mean are many are trying to enter slovenia. since friday about a thousand people have made it to austria from slovenia. austria also struggling to deal with the backlog of people trying to make it further north to germany and sweden. there is now a risk that thousands of asylum seekers will be strand ed in croatia as the we want air preaches. right wing parties have made big gains in switzerland's parliamentary elections. the anti-immigration swiss people's party is emerging as the largest immigration has been a major to him i can fo topic fo have expressed concern about the refugees. last year they limited the number of immigrants from the e.u. a clean up now under way after tie few k.o. p.p. u.
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swept through and damaged homes and power players. at least three people have been killed and 60,000 people forced to leave their homes, winds are now weakening. it will be classified as a tropical storm by the end of the day. >> reporter: we are in the northern philippines. the typhoon struck potential philippines early sunday morni morning. that always been inaccessible, it was the area we tried to cross yesterday but were unable to because of chest-deep waters. power is still out no. running water, everything is in a stand still moment. you can see rice farms turned in to swamps. this is the rice capital of the country. the i believe ar impact of the t typhoon is still unknown.
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so many areas like this have just been kit off from the rest of the world. we are trying to get to another area now further north called aurora province. their communication has been difficult since the typhoon struck. government sources are stretched at the moment. it's very hard to quantify the damage. right now the biggest problem sip from trick true. the german foreign minute officer says sanctions against iran are likely to remain in place until at least january. speaking in teheran, he said the world powers that negotiated the nuclear deal with iran first need to see whether it will stick to its commitments. the agreement came in to effect on sunday. u.s. president obama has also been talking about the deal. >> the iran nuclear deal solves a specific problem which is making sure that they don't possess a nuclear weapon. and it's our best way to do that. it does not fully resolve the wide range of issues where we have got a big difference.
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and so we are going to have to continue to put pressure on them through the international community. syrian government forces have advanced in their offensive to retake parts of aleppo with the backing of hezbollah and iranian fighters. state television reported that a push to drive rebels out of some areas there have has been succe. while in homs the u.k. based syrian observatory human rights says four civilians were killed in russian air strike, russia says it's only targeting isil strong holds. and isil has killed around 120 iraqi soldiers in the last two days of fighting in anbar province. 40 died in a suicide bomb attack near the regional capital rah mad on sunday. there are also reports that 100 isil fighters of killed by security forces in the battle for control of the province. a survey carried out in iraq suggests around 8 out of 10 women have suffered some form of
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sexual harassment and an increasing number of professional women are experiencing harassment in public spaces. imtiaz tyab has more. >> reporter: she loves her job. she's been a television news reporter for the past six years. it takes her all over baghdad to interview people from all walks the life. she is passionate about her work, it isn't always easy. passerbies often make sexually suggestive comment to her and so do some of the people she tries to interview. >> translator: as a female journalists working in a masculine society with a lot of conservativeism. men give me bad looks i have are religious and section you men harass me when i report. i believe in what i do it shouldn't matter if a wear a head scarf or not. >> reporter: her experiences are commonplace across iraq. 77% of those surveyed suffered some form of sexual harassment. often in public.
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the record levels of sexual harassment and intimidation iraqi women face has, without a doubt, seriously affected their ability to participate in public life. but this hasn't always been the case. historically they have had more rights than other women a is who the east. they were formally granted equal rights in the 1970s, allowing tell to go to school, vote. run for political office and own property. that all began to change after the 1991 gulf war with the united states. women and girl were disproportion ally afternooned by the conflict and the united nations economic sanctions that followed limited their access to food, healthcare and education. the u.s.-led invasion in 2003 worsened the situation dramatically. hannah is campaigning to change that. she runs a women's rights group called the iraq a.
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[ inaudible ] association. she says decades of successive wars, economic sanctions, sectarian violence, the rise of isil and the growing influence of tribal culture are all tearing at the fabric of iraqi society. >> one of the things that which is really preoccupying me and other human rights activists, is the damaging of the moral ethic inside the country. and inside the society. because there is no how do you say, ethics now, moral he had igz. >> reporter: despite the challenges, she is determined to keep doing her job. no matter what anyone thinks or says, imtiaz tyab, al jazeera, baghdad. still ahead on al jazeera. >> reporter: i am tania page reporting from south africa where 10s of thousands of former gold miner now suffering want to launch what could be africa's biggest lawsuit against the gold industry. >> and china's economic slow
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♪ ♪ the headline on his al jazeera. excuse me. an eritrean man shot by israeli police after being mistaken for a gunman has died in hospital. it happened as security forces responded to an attack on a bus station in beersheba. a soldier was killed and 11 other people were wounded before the alleged attacker was shot dead. slovenia has set a limit on
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the number of asylum seekers it will allow enter its territory from croatia actual it says 2,005 up people will be let in per day, half the number croatia has asked for as the two struggle to cope. refugees are using slovenia as an al jazerra alternative land route after hungary shut it's border on friday night. typhoon koppu has forced people to leave their homes and at least three people dead. hundreds of north and south koreans separated for decades from their families will be reunited on tuesday. over the next three days, they will sit with their relatives six times both in private as well as in public. the meeting was agreed by the two koreas in honest to deescalate territorial tensions. harry fawcett is in -- on the border between south and north korea. half i, you have been speaking
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to some people there. what have they been telling you? >> reporter: well, it is pretty incredible, really. we are here in the lobby of this hotel where the nearly 400 south koreans have been gathering the on the eve of this event where they have been registering with the red sox workers, you can is he see behind me and this is a room full of dripped i believe individual stories, percentage stories forever changed by these very immaterial personal courses of history. i will share one of them with you, an 84-year-old woman who 65 years ago had been married for just seven months, she was three months pregnant, her then husband, still husband it turns out, went away on what they thought was just a few days worth of military training in the confusion of the korean war never came back. and she assumed that he had died. she has been paying rights for him to his absence every year since she kept a pair of his shoes, so she told us her whole life could be summed up as being contained in those shoes, talking about absence of that
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man. she's brought with hirscher 64-year-old son who has never seen his father, he was saying that the news had come like a hammer blow that his father fa d applied for this reunion he feels sames of pride that he has a father after all these years and he wants to hug them both at the same time. a 64-year-old man talk to this terms of a young boy want to go embrace his parents. it gives you the sense of the emotional power of this event. >> that's quite incredible, hairy. what will happen on tuesday? how does the process work. >> reporter: right now the south korean families are going through an education process where they are told what they can and can't talk about. ideology, politics they cannot talk about and give them to their family members if they are too expensive or seen as ideologically driven. they will be on tuesday bused
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across the border and spend two nights at a resort, which is a north korean resort in a very scenic mountain. and there, as you say, they will have six occasions to meet with their family members, two hours each time. they will be very carefully monitored by both north korean and south korean officials. and then after that three-day in tote the vent, there will be another round when people who have applied from the south will see the people that have been able to be traced in north korea and, again, those same rules will apply. and then it will all be over. and so after a lifetime of waiting, of course, these are very brief moments of reunification, reunion and apart from there are 10s of thousands of other people still on the list who wait for some kind of breakthrough like this and all it have relying, of course, on the current state of relations between north and south korea. again, these very big political forces having this huge effect on so many individual lives. >> harry, thank you for that
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update. the gradual slow down of china's economy is continuing. growth fell slightly in the last three months to 6.9% and that its lowest level in six years. the senior asia economist at objection for economics and he -- she says the chinese slump will affect the rest of the world. >> the number of people would actually be quite surprised that gdp growth only grew 6.9% given what we have been seeing in the slow down in the real estate sector in materials of the heavy industry. in terms what have it means, i think what it is really showing is that the economy is slowing, but it's not slowing as dramatically as what some people may be thinking. sort of if you like a two-speed economy going. in terms for the rest of the world the fact that we are seeing the real estate sector slow, the mining and more of the heavy industry sectors slow significantly, this is actually bad news for the rest of the world. these are very important sectors and the fact that we are seeing in "the stream" adjustment and weakening in activity means that
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import demand is slowing significansignificantly. in terms of the rest the world we are seeing this is a bad impact. people have been protest on this streets of india's capital new delhi after two young children from raped. student and opposition activists confronted police barricades. it started after a toddler was raped and the five-year-old was gang raped in two separate incidents on friday. the police arrested two people in connection with the attacks. an investigation underway in to why a charity hospital in afghanistan was bomb booe buy a. aircraft earlier this month. the attack killed 22 patients and staff. the charity calls it a war crime and wants an independent investigation. something the u.s. is resisting. jennifer glasse reports from kabul. >> reporter: the attack came in the middle of the night on october 3rd. and reduced the hospital to
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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 the main parts of hospital have been attacked and destroyed. the part we are in now caught prior. >> reporter: 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 counseled wound the u.s. issued conflicting statements about the attack, first it said it was to protect u.s. and said the has was collateral damage. before admitted that u.s. forces were responsible and it was a mick that. doctors without borders said it had informed all parties several times of eights exact location. >> in the hours before the attack, the hospital was calm,
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the whole area was calm. there was no fighting around the hospital at that moment when the attack took place. so we still have not got any explanation for this terrible breach of international humanitarian law. >> reporter: u.s. president barack obama apologize today the incident and said the u.s. would pay compensation to the victims and offers to help rebuild the hospital. the charity does not accept government money. doctors without borders wants an independent investigation. and the international humanitarian fact-finding commission is involved. but it needs the consents of the two states. afghanistan and the united states. u.s. officials say the three investigations by made oh, the u.s. military and afghan officials will be sufficient. already there is tension over the investigations. 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 building, to look at the damage that actually they were responsible for.
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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. >> reporter: nato forces say they were unaware that there were doctors without borders personnel present. and went to the compound to search for unexploited ordinance and do a structural assessment of the buildings. one remains intact but empty. the hospital, the only trauma center in the region, is closed. and right now there are no plans to rebuild. doctors without borders says it needs to find out how and why its hospital was attacked and be guaranteed it won't happen again. jennifer glasse, al jazeera, kabul. 10s of thousands of miners in south africa are battling to get a class action case against the gold industry heard in court. the minders say they contracted lung disease while working under ground and they want compensation. if their lawyers succeed it could be one of the biggest lawsuits of its kind. tania page reports. >> reporter: the mine dump. the waste from a gold mine he
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used to work in. he feels as if he's a byproduct now too. he says during his 27 years gold mining, he breathed in too much silica dust and developed silicosis and tuberculosis. in 1999, he was declared too sick for work, and was laid off with a little compensation. [ inaudible ] they didn't want to give us the money. they give us the change. >> reporter: he is one thousands of former gold miners trying to lawn a mass class action against their former employers it could be the biggest lawsuit of its kind in africa. it's taken years to get to this point. now the miners are finally having their time in court. but they may not find out if they have been successful until next year. if they fail to have the class action recognized, smaller groups of miners would have to fight for compensation
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individually. the gold industry says it does recognize it's responsible and wants to establish some kind of compensation fund. but opposing a class action which could create hundreds of thousands of potential claimants. >> the companies are not acknowledging negligence, however they do recognize it as an issue on which a range of actions need to be taken to find a comprehensive solution that will lead to a fair out come for employees, but also an outcome that is sustainable for the industry. >> reporter: it's too late for adelina who still has her husband's medical records. so this was the first time silicosis is mentioned in 1986 and it says -- he died two years ago. >> translator: it's painful because we lost people that you care about. but there is nothing we can do about that. >> reporter: she says no amount
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the money will make her happy again, but like thousands of other families, it would make life easier. tania page, al jazeera, south africa. farc rebels have agreed with the colombian government to search for the remains of people missing after more than 50 years of fighting of the recovery of bodies from unmarked graves is one of the last remaining issues to be resolved in peace talks. >> translator: today an agreement was reached on a number of immediate confidence building measures. that consist the search and hand over of people gone missing during the armed conflict. canadiens going to the polls in the coming hours, it's a contest between three parties. the ruling conservatives under stephen harper have been in power for a decade. this election will be a test of harper's right wing approach that opponents say has a eroded canada's progressive values. their mine raval i rival is they
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led by justin true due. the third contenter is the new democrats, it's a left leaning party led by tom. and they were second to the conservatives in the last lex, but polls indicate that go they will end up third this time. canada's indigenous people are being urged to vote in this election, they represent 3% of the population. but many of them don't want to take part and daniel lak explains why. >> reporter: election signs noter typically found on first nations as aboriginal communities are known here, indigenous people see themselves as a nation, separate from canada. equal partners, coexisting in north america. in past elections few voted or took part at all. >> because i'm not a canadian, nobody has proven to me if you are not a canadian you can vote. if somebody comes from the united states can they come in
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and vote. >> reporter: this time first nations people are being told to vote by their own elected leaders. because of the feeling in their community that the stephen harper government has done little to address their challenges. unemployment, crime, lack of clean water. >> i have decided to vote and a. ly voted in an advanced poll the other day 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. >> reporter: two years ago the idle no more movement galvanized be doubling news groupings with nationwide protests 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 19 sick. a se century after voting begann danica.
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>> 50 years ago they gave us the vote. we view 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 resistence. >> reporter: in dozens of constituencies across the country age abu ayyub al-masri ridge knowledges could swing the vote and mean a change this government. but whether it means a change for the community in general, that's far from guaranteed. perhaps sensing an opportunities canada's two main opposition parties say they'll work with ab ridge knowledge people on all outstanding issues but those promises come late in a campaign that was largely about many other things. >> you can't trust them. that's what i have been telling me. don't just accept the politician who comes to your door and says i am promising you better relationships. what is that? it's gotta be real live commitments that he can hold them to. >> reporter: whether or not it's in this election aboriginal people statistically the youngest, fastest growing
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