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an eritrean israel i man dies aftes shot at by israeli forces during an attack at a bus station. you are watching al jazeera live from our headquarters in doha. also ahead, desperate scenes at the border as slovenia limits the number of refugees from croatia. 14 people are dead and 60,000 forced to leave their homes as the philippines prepares for the full fury of typhoon c koppu.
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china's growth falls to its lowest level in six years. hello, an eritrean israeli man shot after being mistake phone a gunman has died in hospital. it died as israeli forces responded to a shooting at a bus station in beerchic a police say a security guard thought he was a second attacker after a bedouin arab man walked in to the station and started firing. mike hannah joining us on the line from west jerusalem to tell us more that particular incident in beersheba and the death of the air try an israeli man. >> reporter: doreen, what happened after that course of events in beersheba is the fact that there are three bodies, all of them is he'l israeli. one the bedouin from a nearby village who conducted the attack. a soldier who was attacked. and the by standser an eritrean
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israeli who was shot. so what we have here is a clear picture of what is happening within the region. not only as a conflict in the occupied west bank in occupied east jerusalem, but also very clearly the fault lines within israel itself becoming stretched by in this ongoing conflict. br* all right, mike, thank you for that update from west jerusalem. well, the israeli government is responding to the escalating violence with increased security measures. it's erected a temporary wall in an area of occupied east jerusalem. dividing the jewish and palestinian parts of the neighborhood. it's also passed a strict new law allowing security force to his so muc search people and thr belongings even if they are not suspected of being armed. now, the tension was sparked over fears israel will change
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access to the compound housing aal-aqsa mosque, that area important to muslims, jews and chris tans. while the u.s. secretary of state john kersey due to hold talks with israeli and palestinian lead nurse germany later this week and he says finding a resolution to the crisis is paramount. >> israel has made it clear to me that they do not intend and have not changed the status quo. and i think it's important for me to meet with the prime minister and talk about the road ahead. we have a longstanding, extremely close, very important relationship with respect to israel's security. and security will be front and center in our discussion. and obviously the united states remains deeply concerned about and engaged in efforts to help israel with respect to its security. but we also share a global interest in seeing the region find a way forward to avoid this
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kind of confrontation and senseless loss of life. >> from the center of conflict resolution at george mason in the u.s., he believes there is no enough cooperation between the two sides to find a solution to the drie crisis. >> because the peace process was ended, because the current israeli cabinet is so radical. 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 whole sides to pursue in terms of nonviolence, and also in materials 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 a al-aqsa mosque. but we have to be careful of cat
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rail elements on both sides that would like to see a third inning aintifada. thousands of refugees have been arriving at the croatian border trying to cross in to slovenia. they have changed their route to western europe after hungary sealed its border over the weekend. >> reporter: in the dark of night and the rain they walk west. their final destination unknown. all trying for find re refuge in inter in europe. >> in 10 days we would have 35,000 migrants in slovenia which is unacceptable for us. >> reporter: in this nomad's lan. police fire shots in the air. officers tell them to wait behind barbed wire fences. croatia says more than 200,000 people have arrived from serbia in the last month. hungary and several other former communist states have already closed their borders.
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>> what we are seeing is that winter is here and the numbers haven't gone down, so more desperate people on the move. the winter is going to add to their suffering. >> reporter: bundled up in plastic tarp and blankets they brave the cold on foot and in trains they continue tackling one obstacle, one hurdle at the time. [ inaudible ] it take everybody, money, my wife, everything arrest and take everything. after serbia. >> reporter: from serbia to croatia, thousands have knew arrived to slovenia the government says there it will accept a few thousand refugees a day. >> translator: croatia asked to us process 5,000 migrants per day. of course, on the other hand we have a request from austria regarding their situation and capacity which says they cannot accept more than 1,500. >> reporter: observers say that limit means people will get stuck in croatia.
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germany says it's expecting at least 1 million asylum spea sees this year, but making it to these countries don't not mean they will be able to start their new lives. a clean up is underway at typhoon koppu swept three. 60,000 people forced to leave their homes the winds are now weakening, it is expected to be classified as a tropical storm by the end of the day. in the northern philippines we have an update. >> reporter: we are in -- [ inaudible ] in northern philippines. when tie few koppu struck early sunday morning this, has been inning as he can i believeinacc. we were trying to get across here yesterday but we were unable because of chest-deep
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water. power is still out. no electricity, no running wat water. you can see rice farms turned in to swamps. this is the rice capital of the country. the impact of the typhoon is still unknown. so many areas like this one where they have been just basically cut 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 resources are stretched at the moment. it's hard to quantify the damage. right now the biggest problem is infrastructure. separatists in indian-administered cas kashmire called for a complete shutdown. the death of a plus lick truck helper on sunday. petrol bombs were lob odd his vehicle following rumors that cows had been slaughtered in the area.
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the cow is sacred to many hindus and many in the ruling right wing want a nationwide ban on cow slaughter. and some muslims have been attacked on suspicion of either consuming beef or even smuggling cattle. crossing over to joining us from new dill delhi to tell us about this recent attack on the issue of cow saluter and, in fact, there have been many others. >> reporter: yes, absolutely. the death is just one attack as you mentioned among a anybody of them that we have been following in recent weeks and months in india. we have been hearing reports of an attack in a village last week and further to that the incident where a man was lynched by a hindu mob on rumors that he was storing and consuming beef. those rumors have since or subsequently turned out to be false. this is part of a wider issue when it comes to the consumption of beef in india.
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which has received renewed interest in recent weeks and months from the western indian state where the commercial activity surrounding beef were banned and you have seen a decade's old court order reinstitute ed in indian administered kashmir only to be repeopled or suspend today two months. the northern state seeing some key sensitivities around this issue in recent weeks. an issue that has sparked a huge amount of national debate across country with many social and cultural as well as political tenants which have proven to be very important. >> yeah, and speaking of the politics behind this, some saying that the ruling party's statements think provocative. where does the government go next? >> reporter: just on the point of the provocativeness that some have suggested in terms of comments or commentary by various leaders in the b.j. p reports suggest that go prime
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minister mod mod i has been unhy with these comments and they have been asked to take stock of this situation and the messages be put out there on behalf of the party. however the prime minister and other senior party leaders have condemned the attacks saying there needs to be communal harmony and things need to be done to change the situation on the ground. however, observers, activists, various people across the indian community saying perhaps these messages report strong enough and certainly not strong enough to stop the fringe hindu groupings from continuing this campaign and potentially continuing these attacks. and that's where this debate continues to rage across india. >> okay, thank you for that update from new delhi. still ahead on al jazeera. >> reporter: i am tania page reporting from south africa where 10s of thousands of former gold miners now suffering from silicosis want to launch what could be africa's biggest
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lawsuit against the gold industry. and bitter sweet reunion, korean families prepare to meet after a lifetime apart.
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>> "inside story" takes you beyond the headlines, beyond the quick cuts, beyond the soundbites. we're giving you a deeper dive into the stories that are making our world what it is. the headline on his al jazeera. an eritrean man shot in israel after being mistake phone a gunman has died after israeli forces response today a shooting in a bus station in beersheba. a security guard thought that he was a second attacker after a
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bedouin man walked in to the station and started fighting. slovenia has set a loyal number of refugees it will allow in from croatia. they are using it as annal attorney 2eu67 land route after surhungary shut its borders on friday. at least 14 people are dead in the philippines. syrian government force have his advanced in their offensive it retake parts after help owe with the backing of hezbollah and iranian fighters. state television reporting that a push to drive rebels out of some areas there has been successful. while in homs the u.k. based observe torre fo toreobservator. 40 of them died in a suicide bomb attack in rah mad on
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sunday. there are also reports that 100 isil fighters were killed by security forces in the battle for control of the province. now, a survey carried out in iraq suggests around eight out of 10 women have suffered some form of sexual harass think. and an increasing number of professional women are experiencing harassment in public spaces. imtiaz tyab has more. >> reporter: she loves her job, he's been a television news report fore the past six years, it takes her all over baghdad to interview people from all walks of life. she is passionate about her work, it didn't always easy. passerbies often make sexually suggestive comments to her. and so do some of the people she tries to interview. >> translator: as a female journalist working in a masculine society with along the conservatism. i face major challenges when i am out on the street men give me bad likes i have had religious and secular men mraz.
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while i am reporting i feel believe what i do. it shouldn't matter if a wear a head scarf or no. >> reporter: her experiences are becoming commonplace across iraq. 77% of those surveyed suffered some form of sexual harass think. often in public. 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 iraqi women and girls have had more rights than women in other country as cross the middle east, women were formally granted equal right's in iraq's constitution in the 1970s, allowing them 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 girls were disproportionately affected by the conflict and the united nations economic sanctions that followed limited their access to
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food, healthcare and education. the u.s.-led invasion in two number three worsened the situation dramatically. hannah is campaign to go change that, she runs a women's rights group called the iraqi. [ inaudible ] association, she says decades of excessive wars, sanctions, second tear i didn't know violence the rise of rice l and the growing influence of tribal culture are tearing at the fabric of iraqi society. >> one of the things that is really how you say it, preoccupying me and other human rights activists, is the damaging of the moral ethics inside the country. and inside the society. because there is no, how we say it, ethics, now, moral ethics. >> reporter: despite the challenges she is determined to keep doing her job no matter what anyone thinks or says. imtiaz tyab, al jazeera, baghdad. the u.n. envoy to yemen says
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there is a glimmer of hope. he could peace -- peace could return after talks in geneva this month. the last round of talks held in nba june failed. fighting continues on the ground. houthis have attacked a residence shop area in the city of taiz, seven people injured among them women and children. the german foreign minister 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. agreement came to effect on sunday. u.s. president barack 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 a big difference. and so we are going to have to
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continue to put pressure on them through the international community. people have been protest on this streets of india's capital new delhi after two young children were raped. student and opposition activists confronted police bare days, a toddler was rained and eye five-year-old gang rain ed in two separate up dents, two people have been aest reasonable doubt in tex with the rapes. 10s of thousands of miners in south africa battle to go get a class action case against the gold industry heard in court miners saying 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. at that january pagtania page r. >> reporter: the hill behind him is a waste dump from the mine he used to work in he feels as if he's i byproduct now too. he says during his 27 years of gold mining he breathe ed in too
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much silica dust and developed sill coast discuss tuberculosis. in 1999 he was declared too sick for work and laid off with a little compensation. >> they just went our hands and. [ inaudible ] and then demanded -- they didn't want to give us the money. they give us is change. >> reporter: he is one of thousands of former gold minders trying to launch a mass class action against their former employers. it could be the biggest lawsuit of its kind in africa. it's take ow taken years to gets points 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 minders would have to fight for compensation individually. the gold industry says it does recognize it's responsible and wants to establish some form of compensation fund but it's opposing a class action which
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could create hundreds of thousands of potential claimants. >> the companies are not acknowledging negligence, but as i said previously they do recognize it as an issue which a range of actions need to be taken to find a comprehensive solution that will lead it a fair outcome for employees. but also an outcome that is sustainable for the industry. >> reporter: it's too late for her, she still has her husband's medical records. so this is the first time silicosis is mentioned in 1986 and it says he's been -- he died two years ago. >> translator: it's painful because we lost people that we care about. but there is nothing we can do about that. >> reporter: she says no amount of 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
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a colombian government to search for the remains of people missing for more than 50 years of fighting. 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 buildings measures that consist of the search location identification and dignified hands over of people gone missing in the context of the armed conflict. mess measures will be implemented immediately. thousands of demonstrators have marched for a second night demanding the government step down, opposition supporters gathered throwing stoned at police. demonstrators are calling for early elects and the prime -- and the resignation of the prime minister who has been in power since the early 1990s. right wing parties have made big gains in switzerland's parliamentary. immigration is the major topic
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for voters who have expressed concern about the refugees crisis facing europe. last year they approved a referendum limiting the number of immigrants from the e you e.. canadiens goal 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 almost a decade. the election will be a test of harper's right wing approach that opponents say has eroded canada's progressive values. the main rival is the liberal party left by justin trudeau, the liberals are ahead in opinion polls he's the son of the former prime minister pierre trudeau. and the third contender the new democrats a least leading party. they were second last year. but polls indicate now they will be third. canada's indigenous people are being urged to vote in the elect, they represent 3% of the population. many of them don't want to take part as daniel lak explains.
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>> reporter: election signs are not typically found on first nations, as aboriginal communities are known here, the term explains why, indigenous people se see themselves as a nation, separate from canada, equal partners coexisting in north america. in past elections few voted or took part at all. >> but because i am not 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 and vote? >> reporter: but 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 i actually 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
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this time. >> reporter: two years ago the idle no more movement galvanized indigenous groups with nationwide protests, there was a long hunger strike by chief teresa expense in the shadow of canada's parliament. not 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. wwe view that as a tick tackle error in their war of attrition, now we can use the vote as a weapon against them. it's a powerful form of resistance. >> reporter: in dozens of constituency across the country aboriginal voters could swing a close result and that could mean 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 will work with
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aboriginal people on all outstanding issues. >> you can't trust them. and that's what i have been telling people don't just accept the politician who comes to your door and says i am promising you better relationship. what is that? it's gotta be real, life commitments that you can hold them to. >> reporter: whether or not it's in this election aboriginal people statistically the youngest, fastest growing segment of canada's population may yet have their invoiced heeded after centuries of waiting. daniel lak, al jazeera, in northern ontario. french police have carried out an operation seizing 7,000 can he kilos of canopies in paris, it was hid then three vans and seized in an effluents part of the french capital. president francois hollande attend a news conference thanking the officers involved. it's the biggest drug operation
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in 10 years thought to be worth $22 million. hundreds of koreans septembekorean separatedby the . 65,000 other south koreans are still waiting on a waiting list to meet their loved ones in the north. harry fawcett is where a chosen few are preparing to cross the board never to north korea for that rare meeting. >> reporter: this is the hotel lobby where the nearly 400 south korean family members had been contacted think it's been a room full of incredible individual stories penalized -- personal lives changed forever by the huge immaterial personal forces of histories. among the stories i will share within of them with you. the story of 84-year-old she had been married for just seven months, she was three months pregnant when her husband went
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missing. he was part of the south korean military. he went off on what they thought would be military training but in the confusion of the korean war, he simply never came home. she assumed that he died. she had paid tribute to him every year since, she looked after his parents, she raised the son who was still unborn at the time of his disappearance, now she says she's kept with her all of that time a pair of his sold shoes saying her whole life was contained in those shoes, absence of that man. that's brought with hirscher now 64-year-old son, he is talking about being able tomorrow brace both of these parents for the first time. the sent of pride that he had finally finding out that he had a father. so when you hear an old man talking in those sorts of terms of almost a young boy you get a sense of the emotional power that's around this place at the moment. it all gets underway in proper on tuesday when they travel to the north korean resort, they will meet their relatives six
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separate times over the space of two hours each. and then that will be it. they'll come back to south korea. just a reminder that you can keep up-to-date wall latest news on our website, you'll find it all at there it is on your screen. >> each year, nearly 12 million arrests are made in the united states. >> is this pretty full for you guys? >> no, no this is just average, i guess you could say. >> okay. >> that's the population of los angeles and new york combined, booked into thousands of local jails. >> do you know how long some of these men have been held here? >> mmmm. i don't, off the top of my head, i don't. >> okay.