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>> welcome to the news hour live from doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes, turkey rebuffs e.u. aid offer for refugees. the prime minister said his country is not a concentration camp. >> hundreds of refugees stuck in the cold and rain in serbia as the balkans struggles with the growing backlog. >> an eritrean man dice after an
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attack in a bus station. >> polls down to the wire. >> i'm in kabul. the fall of kunduz to the taliban is hurting businesses here and around the country. >> as europe seeks turkey's help in dealing with the record number of refugees, the turkish prime minister said his country is not a concentration camp. he also said in a live television interview that turkey will not host asylum seekers permanently to appease the e.u. bernard smith joins us live from istanbul. 2.5 million refugees already in turkey. what are conditions like for them there? >> well, i think there's a bit of turkish prime minister sang to the europeans, we're not going to do your dirty work for you and keep them locked up
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effectively in turkey. conditions for syrian refugees who choose to live in refugee camps she good. there's food, health care, there's some education for syrian children, but in that interesting figure, there are 26 refugee camps in syria. they have a capacity of 330,000 with only 274,000 requireian refugee ins them. the rest of the syrian refugees not far off 2 million choose to live amongst the community. the reason that they are frustrated and trying to leave is because they don't have the right to work here. turkey's not likely really to give them work permits. while theacility they wish to live in refugee camps are good, all the syrian refugees we speak to of course want a sense of permanence. they want to put down roots somewhere. they didn't expect to be in turkey for four years and more. turkey didn't expect that, either. they tried to find somewhere
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where they can put roots down. that's why they head to europe. >> the prime minister said he may need more than the $3.4 billion that the eu. is offering if he accepts the e.u. plan. that hasn't happened yet. what is it that the e.u. is hoping turkey will do? >> well, the e.u. is hoping that turkey will leave them the flow of refugees coming out through turkey, coming from syria into europe. particularly, it wants turkey to strengthen it's borders between the aegean coastal areas and the greek islands on the other side of the water. it's a very, very difficult thing for turkey to practically do that, because you have more than two and a half thousand kilometers of coastline to man for. also, the greeks have already said that they're not going to cooperate and do sort of joint patrols for the turks, because both sides are in dispute over
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who controls what territorial waters are there anyway, they've been in dispute for that for decades. stopping the syrians from leaving is going to be very difficult, although that's what the europeans want the turks to do, as well as give those require you know, the right to work in turkey. >> thank you. >> in eastern europe, slovenia is limiting refugees it takes in from croatia. thousands waiting in a no man's land between slovenia and croatia >> most escaping war, trying to find refuge in europe. >> in many 10 days, we would have 35,000 migrants in
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slovenia, which is unacceptable for us approximate police fire shots in the air. officers tell them to wait behind barbed wire fences. >> just one thing, one thing, please. open the door, because we are dying here. if you have a heart, open the door! >> croatia says more than 200,000 people arrived from serbia in the last month. hungary and several other former communist states have already closed their borders. >> we are seeing 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. >> bundled up in plastic, tarps, blankets, they brave the cold. on foot, and in trains, they continue tackling one obstacle, one hurdle at a time. >> government there and the
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government there, no humanity. >> thousands have now arrived in slovenia. the government will accept a few thousand refugees a day. >> croatia asked us to process 5,000 migrants per day and of course on the other hand, we have a request from austria, rewarding their situation and capacity whichs they can not possibly accept more than 1,500. >> observers say that limit means people will get stuck in croatia. germany says it's expecting 1 million asylum seekers this year, but making it to these countries does not guarantee these refugees will be able to start building their lives. al jazeera. >> many reef gees are stuck in croatia, thousands of others are still waiting in serbia, trying to enter croatia. they are stranded in miserable conditions, as winter sets in. we'll be live from the
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serbia-croatia border in just a few minutes. >> an eritrean man shot after being mistaken for a gunman, police say he was mistaken for a second attacker after a bedouin arab man walked into a station and started firing. he was beaten by the crowd as he lay on the floor. >> israel government's responding to the escalating violence with unprecedented clamp down on movement, erecting a temporary wall, dividing the jewish and palestinian parts of the neighborhood. that's on top of the hundreds of checkpoints or obstacles restricting palestinians in the occupied west bank. the biggest is the separation wall made up of wire fences, concrete walls and deep trenches. when it's finished, it will be 700 kilometers long. the movement of people and goods is also restrict in and out of gaza, including aid and building
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materials. the u.s. said it impacts the economy and people's hopes for a secure future. mike hanna has been to occupied east jerusalem to see the latest barrier that's been put up. >> this neighborhood has been cordoned off and barricaded for days now. the police say it is essential to stop people from moving freely out of the this area into jewish settlements, which are adjoining. at least three of the attackers of recent days actually came from this neighborhood. now, these barricades being placed overnight. what it says in he brew is that these barriers are temporary. the foreign ministry tells us there is no political significance in these barriers placed here. many argue that this type of barrier, this type of division gives complete lie to the israel claim of a united eternal
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capital of jerusalem. from the palestinian point of view, this is just going to fuel further anger at the occupation of east jerusalem and palestinian territory as a whole. >> p.l.o. executive committee member has been holding a press conference in the occupied west bank. she says israel has been deliberately provoking palestinians and so young people are rising up against the occupation. >> they are saying that no matter how harsh the occupation or how long, the palestinians will not accept it. that's wise you're seeing young people who are willing to die to be free, literally, who are facing an israeli army that is armed to the teeth and that uses violence within sections and with even directives and legislation to use violence to shoot to kill. even an israeli public is being turned into vigilantes by the
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government, by telling them to arm themselves and to shoot. huh? so these young people are sending a clear mental. we will be free. we want to be free. the palestinians will not succumb, will not be defeated. there is a spirit here that has to be acknowledged. >> u.s. secretary of state john kerry will hold separate talks with israeli and palestinian leaders later this week. he says finding a resolution to the crise is paramount. >> 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 a region find a way forward to avoid this kind of confrontation and senseless loss of life. >> a seen nor columnist said people are disillusioned with the lack of leadership across the political divide.
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>> at least not only the government, this his the other problem, there is no opposition. actually the opposition is bypassing sometimes the government from the right, and the head of the opposition herzog is promising us we will never withdraw from east jerusalem and we have to be tough and the government is doing the right thing, so there is no other option. there is no other option, because even kerry is saying that he's going to meet netanyahu only to find a solution for the conflict on the temple mount, but he is not going back to deal with the core of the issue, which is the occupation and the lack of hope in bolt societies that we are going to see an end to the conflict and the tragedy. of course people feel that there is lack of control, that there is no responsible adult in jerusalem and in ramallah, as
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well, that can offer them some kind of hope, some light at the end of the tunnel. >> there's more to come in this news hour, including paddling to the rescue, on his way to the thousands stranded after typhoon kappu hits the philippines. >> shutdown in indian administered kashmir. >> the possibility of cricketing rivals pakistan and india playing again has got some people very angry. all the details coming up in sport. >> the u.n. envoy to yemen said there is a glimmer of hope that peace could return. all rival parties agreeing to attend talks in geneva later this month. less ground and negotiations held in june failed.
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we have this report. >> yemeni government troops backed by the saudi-led coalition patrol areas. the central province was recently retain by shia houthi fighters still control some areas on the outskirts. this is the city, government troops on alert here. the gone shows his visitors what he says are signs of iranian support for the houthis. >> the communications equipment we confiscated was sent by iran to the houthis. we intercepted two shipments on their way to the rebels. >> most of yemen's oil and electric is produced here. this is why the government is sending reinforcements to secure the province. the fighting continues in the
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south. government troops targeting houthi positions in mountains surrounding the city of taiz and the saudi-led coalition has intensified its airstrikes, but the houthis who are backed by former president saleh still hold ground. yemen's fighting factions have agreed to meet in geneva to give diplomacy a chance. >> isil has killed 120 iraqi soldiers in two days of fighting in anbar province. forty died in a suicide bomb attack near ramadi on sunday. there are also reports that hundred was isil fighters were killed by security forces in the battle for control of the province. >> now elections have begun in canada. stephan harper is facing a stiff challenge from his liberal opponent justin
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trudeau. his tough anti terror laws have divided voters. so have his restrictive and some say mean spirited approach toward refugees. supporters say he's standing up for canadian values, critics say it stirs up anti muslim sentiment. how opponents are planning to capitalize on this public discontent. >> not only has it been a long campaign, it's also seen the most spending go on political ads. most of them were paid for by the conservative government of stephan harper, attacking opponents. in particular, the current front runner, 44-year-old justin trudeau, the son of one of
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canada's primer foreign ministers. >> justin is just not ready. >> stephan harper, we've had a lot of complaints. it's time to let him go. >> the sent terrorist liberals also attacked but emphasizing change, putting their leader front and center. in debates and speeches, he played up his father's record in bringing in canada's first ever charter of rights and freedoms. turnout was huge in advanced polls two weeks ago, 75% higher than recent years, that could be good news for the opposition. >> there are still undecided voters, but a lot of people made up their mind and when people make up their mind, generally speaking, that would probably favor the change party. >> we'll know that result tonight when votes are counted. opinion polls throughout the
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campaign have shown mr. trudeau's liberals surging to a narrow lead today. the opposition party were in first and dropped into a distant third. as for mr. harper and the conservatives, his party's in a solid second with about a third of the support of those polled. >> none of these polls suggest a clear victory for any party in this british style westminster democracy. after four and a half years of a harper majority, can danes may have to brace themselves for a minority administration. they've been here before. >> that's been quite common in canada to have hung parliaments. as long as you have a fairly stable minority government, it can work for a long time. ♪ ♪ >> satirical song put together by a federal civil servant who was promptly suspended has gone viral on social media. it's called harper man and does sum up the desire for a change in government, among two thirds of canadians.
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whether that means actual change in a first pass the voting system is the big question. the answer won't be known until lately monday night in canada. al jazeera, toronto. >> asylum seekers trying to make it to northern europe face being stranded in-transit countries in poor conditions as winter approaches. the u.n.'s refugee agency warned that more than 10,000 refugees, many of them syrians are currently stranded in serbia. medical workers attending these refugees described the growing humanitarian crisis. >> this is the condition, i mean, there's, you know, it's look at it. this is beyond the capability, the resources that are here already. the croatian and serbian people have been very helpful. the volunteers from both of the country, but we're working, we're hoping medicines, doctors without borders, they ran out of medicine we supplied them. we're working together, doing a great job. he's one doctor, i'm one doctor,
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there's two doctors here and there's about 2500 people here. >> from the border we have this report, it sounds like a pretty grim picture for the refugees there. tell us where you are and what you've been seeing. >> >> there's hundred was refugees trying to enter a refugee camp here at the croatian site of the border. it's cold, raining and blowing. there are hard winds here, so winder is coming, and it's not easy for these people to handle the situation. they are frustrated with the way things in serbia, they are waiting for to enter the refugee camp. they will be registered, given food, other supplies and medical assistance if needed. after a couple of hours, they will be transferred further to slovenia and other western europe countries, but the problem is that slovenia has
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slowed down the in flow of refugees and reduced the number of people which are willing to accept on a daily base. croatia have done the same thing and that's why there are so many people stranded on the serbian side. croatian authorities are asking serbian government to do more in coordinating with the crisis and to give all these people some kind of shelter and assistance until they will be able to enter croatia. >> where is it that these people ultimately want to end up? >> >> well, i talked to many of them and they all want to go to western europe. they are mainly target is germany, so that is their final destination, but some are mentioning denmark and also sweden and norway as a countries which they would like to go. they were offered in croatia
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also to stay here but no one would like to do that. they all want to go to western europe countries where they believe they are going to have a better life conditions and better assistance and where they can find a better future better than they had in syria or afghanistan or iran, all the countries they are coming from. >> thank you for that from a very rainy border area there, thank you. >> army police and civilian volunteers are helping to rescue stranded people after typhoon kappu dropped rain.
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>> typhoon kappu struck early sunday morning. this has been inaccessible. this is the area we were trying to cross yesterday but were unable to because of chest deep waters. now power is still out, no electricity, no running water. everything as it stands still at the moment, you can see farms turned into swamps. this is the rice capital of the country. the impact of the typhoon is still unknown. so many areas like this one, where there's 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 typhoon kappu struck at that it's hard to quantify the damage.
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right now, the biggest problem is infrastructure. >> we'll get more details from richard. how long does kappu look like it will hang around. >> we don't know at the moment. the actual movement is slow. it's at a walking pace. that's the issue. it's going to continue raining and raining. in terms of rainfall, this thing is absolutely phenomenal. it's been 450 millimeters of rain since saturday. to put that into context, these are annual rainfall temperatures between 600 and 1500 millimeters of rain. it's certainly possible that some parts could see between 1,000 and 1,300 millimeters of rain. there is a precedence for this. we have to go back as far as october 2009 when typhoon parma
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hit. since then, the warning system has got better, organizations got better in terms of emergency evacuations, but you see now, the winds, the tropical storm now or very soon will be, but it's the speed of movement, only nine kilometers per hour towards the north. dragging its feet, it's going to take another 36 hours before it begins to pull away. by then, with that we really flow certainly on the western side, there is going to be a vast amount of rain coming down. the rain will fall and rivers continue to fill. over the next few days, the situation will be truly grim. >> thank you for that. >> separatists in indian administered kashmir called for a complete shut down in the valley to protest the death of a muslim truck worker sunday. petrol bombs were thrown on to his vehicle following rumors that cows had been slaughtered in the area. the cow is sacred to many.
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some want a nationwide ban on cow slaughter. we have more from new delhi. >> >> the attack on truck driver in indian-administered kashmir is just one of the number of incidents that have perhaps marked this breaking issue about the consumption and trade of beef in india, not just in indian-administered kashmir, but we've also seen incidents and attacks in the northern state as well as huge concerns over the banning of the beef trade in the western indian state in september. this is filtering into a bigger debate in india about communal harmony and something that people across the country, many people across the country are still waiting for a definitive response and reaction from the indian government. now senior party leaders have come out and condemned the
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violence, condemned the tension that has spread across various communities, but many people and analysts are still waiting for a big response from the government. they say that a clear response, a clear policy direction is what they are looking for and that perhaps is the only way to keep fringe elements, particularly extreme hundred do groups in check and prevent the further tension and trouble we're seeing at the moment. >> some news just coming in to us, eight people have been killed and 11 wounded in an explosion along lebanon's border with syria. security officials say the target of the attack seems to be syrian opposition fighters who were gathering in the area. joining us on the line from beirut is a retired lebanese general, also a strategic analyst. thanks for joining us elias. can you tell us what you are hearing? do you have anymore details?
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>> yes, so far, there are no official be details from the lebanese army or forces, but as far as the information is that this blast was due to an attack from the air, either by a lebanese helicopter or missile that targeted one of the positions of al-nusra front that's related to al-qaeda. the iranian army is deployed over there. some people say it is a drone with missiles, this is the first time we hear about it, that a drone launched large missile against the al-qaeda affiliated group and caused the death of eight and injured about i think about 11 more. the drone, it's likely up until
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now, this is a development in the course of this war and the lebanese army and hezbollah do not have drones. it may be a russian drone or syrian drone. so far, it is the first time that it is used against the al-nusra group in countryside or even in syria. >> hopefully, we will have details and confirmation later on about exactly what caused the explosion, but just tell you also what the security is like in that border area, because it has seen attacks before, hasn't snit. >> yes the explosion outside the area of the lebanese army. in the area, the al-qaeda group
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deemployees and it from the air, but it's not yet known whether it is a drone or helicopter, but likely, it is drone attack, because the lebanese army helicopter did not launch any air strike by missiles, using missiles so far in this front, so anyway, it is new for that area. >> tens of thousands of miners in africa are battling for a class action case against the gold industry heard in court, saying they respected lung disease while working underground and want compensation. if they succeed, it could be one of the biggest lawsuits of its
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kind. >> the hill is a mine dump, the waste from a gold mine he used to work in. he feels also if he's a byproduct, now, too. during his 27 years gold mining, he breathed in silica dust and definitely opt too burke close. in 1999 he was declared too sick for work and late off with little compensation. >> he didn't want to give us the money. >> he is one of thousand was gold miners trying to launch 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 have finally had their time in court. they may not find out if they've been successful until next year. >> if they failed to have their
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class action recognized, smaller groups would have to fight individually. the gold industry said it does recognize it's responsible and wants to establish some form of compensation fund, but it's opposing a class action which could create hundreds of thousands of potential claimants. >> the companies are not acknowledging negligence, however as i said previously, they do recognize it as an issue on which a range of actions need to be taken to find a comprehensive solution leading to a fair outcome for employees, but also, an outcome that is sustainable for the industry. >> it's too late for this woman who still has her husband's records. >> this is the first time silica is mentioned in 1986. >> he died two years ago. >> it's painful, because we lost people has we care about, but there's nothing we can do about
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that. >> she says no amount of money will make her happy again, but like thousands of other families, it would make life easier. >> china's economic slowdown continues. growth falls to its lowest level in six years. >> dangerous spot, scientists warn the number of moles on your right arm could predict cancer. >> a hosting some of the best wind surfers in the world. championships and their last chance to qualify for the olympics. why the competition is important for the gulf country.
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>> welcome back. you're watching al jazeera. at least eight people have been killed, 11 wounded in an explosion along lebanon's border with syria. the target the attack seems to be syrian opposition fighters who were gathering in the area. >> europe seeks turkey's help in dealing with a record number of refugees. the turkish prime minister said his country is not a concentration camp and willing not host asylum seekers to appease the e.u. >> many of stranded in-transit countries in poor conditions as winter approaches. the u.n. agency warrant more than 10,000 people are stuck in serbia. slovenia said 5,000 arrived from
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croatia monday and that it's struggling to cope. >> the saudi and german foreign ministers have been holding a joint press conference in riyadh, calling on gulf states to provide humanitarian aid to refugees. meanwhile, saudi arabia has reiterated there's no place for syrian president bashar al assad in any political solution to the conflict. foreign minister also accused iran of becoming an occupying regime and called on it to withdraw its fighters from syria. >> after syrians, afghans years of war, the economy has been hit by the withdrawal of foreign troops and drop in international aid. the taliban in kunduz made it worse. >> the streets are full of cars again. it will be a long time before life gets back to normal. shopkeepers are still working
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out their losses. many stores were destroyed in the fighting. >> we've lost about $20,000 in the shop without counting the cost of destruction of the building. we want the government to guarantee security for people says lives and their investments so people can come back and invest and live their lives. >> the people of kunduz don't have faith in the so-called national unity government of president ashraf ghani and abdullah, abdullah, two rivals now ruling together. >> the situation is good now, but we don't trust these two presidents or the chief executive. we are afraid if we borrow money and invest, we don't trust that the fighting won't happen again. >> that means some shops remain closed. many were looted in the fighting. they are struggling to open without enough supplies.
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>> now they won't even give you $200, that's all because of fighting. >> the city's biggest hotel hasn't had a reservation since the fighting stopped. outside, women wait for handouts, a new ritual here. many don't have money for food. >> the economic effects of the fall of kunduz are felt here in kabul, as well. this is a city where the appliance market is way down. this washing machine is worth $650, it is on sale for $200. there are no buyers. >> muhammed said his business dropped 80%. people save their money in case security gets worse. they are buying only what they need, no luxuries. he is not buying much, either. >> the fighting sent a message to shop keepers do not invest in reconstructing the shops. today kunduz, tomorrow it could be kabul. >> shop keepers are not making enough to pay their rent. they are worried about crime.
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thieves stole a few thousand dollars and bookkeeping equipment. his business lost $7,000 in the past seven months. if the economy doesn't get better, he will consider leaving afghanistan altogether. gross in afghanistan is down 2% in 2014 from 3.7% in 2013. domestic revenue's have fallen from 11.6% of g.d.p. in 2011 to 8.4% in 2014 and foreign direct investment declined 30% in the first half of this year. >> political analyst joins us live from kabul. the economic situation does seem extremely grim. in fact, this is exactly what is leading tens of thousand was
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afghans to leave afghanistan in hopes of finding better economic prospects. >> yes, indeed. the economic situation has been worsening since early 2014, and unfortunately, in addition to the reduced level of financial assistance from the international community, they spill over from nato spending also vanished. nato has a small force in afghanistan and at one time, the u.s. military alone was spending more than $100 billion in afghanistan. that was considerable in the economy. the afghan government, because of the one year of struggle and challenges that are faced has had little time to commit itself to improving the afghan economy. we are in a situation where young afghans don't see the purchasing in afghanistan.
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also the situation in kunduz has had a huge impact on investment in afghanistan. many banks, private and public were looted in kunduz and people are afraid even to leave their money in the banks. this is a situation that requires drastic measures from the afghani unity government. >> president afghani has vowed to increase the economy. has every brought in policies to promote growth? >> it's very difficult to have any policy to stimulate the afghan economy, because the security situation and political situation has impacted the economy very badly. also, there is little money from the international community for afghanistan, because so many conflicts in the world have taken place during the past couple of years. the afghan businessman of afraid
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of investing their money because of what happened in hundred did you say. it could happen anywhere in the country. international investors are not interested in afghanistan. even the mining sector was a hope for the afghan people and for the afghan nation. even china is not investing and other important companies that were interested in afghanistan, because of slowdown of economy in china, the raw materials are not a good nodty right now in the market. ine investment in the mining sector is not something that we could see in the near future. >> is there also a fear that a poor economy could also boost recruitment for the taliban? if you can't aput food on the table, your more open to getting money from elsewhere. >> yes, indeed, we are already seeing this phenomenon, not only young people are joining the
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taliban, but we see reemergence of strong war lords that have access to resources and they can recruit young people and we will be in a situation where the government authority will further diminish and not only in rural area, but in some towns and cities, like in the case of kunduz. this is very bad for the government, because the government wants to reinsert its authority, but it is faced with tremendous challenges, an economic challenge is indeed one of the most fundamental challenge for the national unity government. >> thank you for that. speaking to us live from kabul. >> the gradual slowdown of china's economy is continuing to 6.9%, the lowest level in six years. the senior asian economist at oxford economics said the chinese slump will affect the
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rest of the world. >> the number of people would actually be quite surprised to g.d.p. grew only 6.9%, given the slowdown in the real estate sector in terms of the heavy industry. in terms of what it means, well, i think what it's really showing is that the economy is slowing, but not slowing as dramatically as what some may be thinking. it's like a two speed economy going. for the rest of the world, the fact we're seeing the real estate sector grow, more of the heavy industry slow significantly, this is bad news for the rest of the world. these are very important tensive sectors and fact we're seeing this adjustment and weakening activity means the import demand is slowing significantly. in terms of the impact on the rest of the world, we are seeing that this is a bad impact. >> the economy may be sloping down but hasn't stopped demand for development in china's capital. one of chinese toy markets is about to close before the bull dosessers move in.
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cheap toys, the toys have become more sophisticated over the years, but sold the same way, stacked high and going cheap. >> i come here often and the prices are good. i never thought it would close down. >> i have been coming here since i was a teenager. i almost grew up here. >> on this stall, things are going even cheaper with the closure just days away. >> things that don't sell off, i put in the warehouse and open new space. >> he is philosophical about the closure. >> some place is upgraded, more professional. >> the rapid development means constant change for people, from the places they live and work to travel between the two. now it seems how they can shop
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is undergoing a transformation. >> for an increasingly smart and modern capital city, it appears the authorities want the sleek malls to match. ironically for these stall holders, their last day of business and the death of their market will come on halloween. rob mcbride, al jazeera >> it's long been known the more moles on your skin, the more likely you are to develop skin cancer. now a team of researcher the has come up with a simple way of working out whether you are at greater risk. they performed a mole count on over 3.5000 people, looking for them in 17 areas on the body to see if any one area would accurately predict how many moles they had on their entire body. they found the right arm did just this. love more than 11 moles on your right arm, you are likely to have more than 100 on your whole
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body, meaning you are more likely to develop melanoma. doesn't mean you will, you have a higher risk. you should monitor your skin and any changes more closely. >> lead author of that report says the new research will help doctors identify patients most at risk. >> this method could help in screening the patient, but of course, it is not just a way, you look at all the numbers of moles on the body. it is strongly predictive of the risk of developing melanoma. it is a tumor that derives from cells. >> still to come, sweet reunion, korean families prepare to meet after a lifetime apart. >> it was a very bumpy ride for one player. we'll have the details and the
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sport coming up.
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>> south korean and north korean families will be reunited, 65,000 other south koreans are still on a waiting list. a chosen few are preparing for a rare reunion.
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>> this is the hotel lobby where the 4.000 family members have been contacted by the north korean side that their relatives had been seeking this reunion have been registering for that reunion. it's been a room full of incredible individual stories, personalized, changed forever by the huge impersonal forces of history. among those stories, i'll share one of them with you, the story of this 84-year-old. she was married for seven months. she was three months pregnant when her husband went missing. he was part of the south korean military. he went off on military training but in the confusion of the war never came home. she assumed that he died, paid tribute to him ever since. she looked after his parents, raised the son who was still unborn at the time of his disappearance. she's kept with her all that time a pair of his old shoes, saying essentially that her whole life was contained in those shoes, the absence of that man.
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she's brought with her her now 64-year-old son. he's talking about being able to embrace both of his parents for the first time, the sense of pride that he had finally finding out that he had a father. when you hear an old man talking in those sorts of terms of almost a young boy, you get the sense of the emotional power that's around this place at the moment. it all gets way on tuesday when they travel to the north korean resort. they will meet their relatives, six separate times over the space of two hours each. l. let's get the sport now. explaining why he received a appointment from fifa, he said he did work for seth blatter.
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>> members of the committee will discuss options for a potential replacement for pettini as a candidate. want payment is being investigated by swiss authorities. >> frankfurt's state prosecutors will look into bribery allegations surrounding the 2006 world cup in germany. a senior member of the committee at the time denies buying votes. on friday, germ newspaper report that had a slush fund of $7 million was set up to bribe members of the executive committee. >> >> the world cup in 2006 was a summit fairytale. it is not destroyed or deducted. there were no slush funds. there was no vote buying. we conducted the bid in an honest way. >> staging a cricket series
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between pakistan and india have been disrupted by protestors. activists from the nationalist party stormed the indian cricket board office. discussions will continue in new delhi on tuesday. the teams haven't played each other since 2007. pakistan currently play home matches in the u.a.e. and are ear marked to host i understand yes there in september. >> i think this kind of demonstration is completely uncalled for and should not have been done. the dialogue with pakistan will continue, even in worse days. they are registered -- >> the new york mets beat the chicago cubs to take a two game lead in their national league championship series. daniel murphy scored a two-run home tore cap a three run first inning for the mets. it was his fourth successive
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post game with a home run. game three in the best of seven series will be in chick on tuesday. >> we've gotten big hits. we're not, again, because the pitching we're facing, we're not crushing the ball, but we're getting big hits. we're getting guys on base and seems like somebody will come up with a big hilt or a big play or stolen base when you need it. >> i won't have any kind of huge speeches. i'm not into that kind of stuff. our coaches did a were you familiar job of preparing our hitters and our hitters good. let's get back to wrigley, get ready to play and see how it all turns out, but i really believe strong i that our players will be able to rebound from this. >> there was a nasty crash at the nascar for hundred race in kansas city on sunday. >> so hard as a driver. >> in front of his hometown fans, driver clint bauer hit the
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wall hard on turn two. he was able to escape without injury, going on to win the race. >> the p.g.a. tour opening event in california, good for victory after leading the first three rounds. an eagle on the fifth hole, he bogey's five times. he eventually won a playoff after both ended on 15 under un. it's the argentinean's first p.g.a. tour victory. he now equal files for the masters. >> you say matters, i can't believe it. this is awesome. this is great. i'm pretty nervous right now. i'm, you know, i just want to thank my wife, my team, my span as hers. you know, without them, this is not possible. i hear the shots, but there's a lot of people behind me. >> the world's fast wind surfer
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performed. >> they know the warm waters of the gulf. alongside traditional ways, there are more modern ways to ride the waves. >> joining it is word surfion championships, the competition is fierce, because for many top competitors, it's the last chance to qualify for the olympics in rio. >> the water is incredible, like 30 degrees for us, incredible, with the hot weather. going very high quickly. i think it will be a very hot race this weekend. it will be intense for that and
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intense physically on water. >> it's not the first major sailing event held here, as oman makes its name on the international sailing circuit. it hosted the world championships two years ago, and the capital is also one of eight stops on the prestigious warned the word extreme sailing series. as well as providing the venue, oh man's sailors are proving to be world class, too. future olympians from this gulf country may not be too far behind. >> our over averaging objective is to rekindle the research, connect the youth to their history. with that, we also have a goal of taking oman to the olympic in sailing in the future, and for us to fulfill that objective, we have to start an early age, give them the right skill they need, put them in different level of competition that can help achieve that objective.
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>> their ancestors earned a living from the gulf, but now a new generation is hoping to earn oman's first sailing gold medal. al jazeera, oman. >> there was a pretty embarrassing scene for a footballer in greece. playing in the greek second division, leonardo is seen to go down pretty easily. the theatrics irked his opponents. he was fine, but he did go on to lose the match. >> i kind of feel sorry for him. >> they dropped him again. not tender loving care, is it? thank you very much indeed for that. do stay with us. that's it nor news hour. more news coming up.
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>> please open the door. >> hundreds of refugees stranded in cold and rain as aid agencies struggle to help them move through european borders. turkey's prime minister said that his country will not host refugees indefinitely. hello there. welcome to the program. also coming up, canadians are set to choose a new leader in elections that polls say will go


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