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i'm tony harris in new york. the news continues, live from london. >> this is al jazeera. >> this is the al jazeera newshour, good to have you along, i'm david foster. this is some of what we're looking at in detail in the next 60 minutes. croatia opens its border with serbia as the balkan states struggle with thousands of new refugees. investigation into the death of an eritrean migrant shot in the case of mistaken identity.
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thousands have lost their homes because of typhoon kofu. >> and football's governing board fifa is trying to talk out of a growing crisis, presidential election delayed. >> they have faced conflict, and now at the mercy of the european winter and disputes between governments over how to face the journey making the journey even longer and tougher. over 10,000 were stranded in serbia, blocked in croatia keeping that border shut. in the last few hours the border reopened, allowing many there to
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get through but they facing a further bottleneck with slovenia, trying to limit the number of refugees arriving from croatia. ignoring efforts to contain that flow, paul brennan reports now from slovenia. >> reporter: huddled against the driving rain and in the biting cold they waited and waited, with little protection against the elements, hoping to move over the borders between serbia and croatia. >> we don't have the medicine, we don't have any more rain coats. as you can see, people are -- children of ten days old, hypothermia, we don't have a blanket to give them. we need action. the images speak for themselves. >> reporter: the balkan countries are in turmoil. hungary's decision last week to
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seal its borders has meant refugees having to find new routes and that has resulted in croatia, serbia and slovenia all quarreling how many they can cope with and how many their neighbors should also receive. unexpectedly, serbia has opened its borders but for how long? in the no man's land between croatia and slovenia, winter is almost here. >> all the people want across this area to another side, they don't want to say in slovenia. one moment. they want to cross only, don't want money, don't want food, don't want anything, only cross. >> reporter: but a road lay-by on the slovenian side of the border, red cross volunteers and police working together to assist the cold and exhausted people. europe's internal borders are no longer stable.
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restrictions are imposed then relaxed suddenly. the conditions are getting more uncertain. >> paul brennan is with us now, now that croatia has opened its border further south from serbia, the people where you are are getting ready to take even more refugees in. >> reporter: indeed and that's certainly the expectation because what's been happening as you mentioned in the introduction is that the countries that are receiving these refugees are not keeping them. they are not housing them in their own territories. they are simply on-passing them and very often they are helping that on-passing process by laying on buses and trains. it is continuing now. the staging posttha staging post
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here, not going to be housing any sleeping refugees. offering them food, blankets and a little bit of warmth, laying on buses and potentially a train as well to take them closer to the austrian border a few hours from here where it's hoped that the austrians will open the gates and let them through. that's no forgone conclusion we spoke of you mentioned pinch points ought along the routes. now that hungary has closed its border since last friday, the refugees having to find a new route, from croatia to slovenia, from slovenia to austria, and austria to germany. with each border they cross, they are confronted with uncertainties, making a really precarious journey for refugees,
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not sure what kind of a welcome they are going to get and where they're going to end up. >> you talked about the provision of food water blankets shelter and buses. is it you get sense this is being laid on because they are being kind to these people or they want to get rid of them as quickly as possible? >> reporter: it's a mixture of the two. and can you see it from the way that these centers are staffed. behind me, there is a combination of workers from the unhcr, clearly, united nations high commission for refugees, the humanitarian side of the effort, their mission is quite clearly humanitarian. police officers tasked with security and making sure that the refugees who come across the border are processed that their names are taken that some details are taken and that the transit of these refugees on wards towards the austrian border takes a smooth process,
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take a smooth path. so it's a combination of attitudes. there is kind of real politic going on here. leaving them on the fields and the road sides as the weather conditions deteriorate now is simply not an option. but at the same time letting them roam free is equally not an option because the countries along the routes want to maintaito makesure they can maia condition ever neutrality. ban ki-moon called for more help from european countries. hundreds of thousands have crossed into the continent this year and ban ki-moon hopes a solution to the crisis can be found on a suvment a summit at d of malta next month.
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>> it creates a huge social political economic problems, at the same time, you should know that these defense less and voiceless and helpless refugees are freeing their countries because of a war, and because of prosecution, because of their own safety and security. so we have to provide life-saving assistance to them. >> we are hearing from palm brennan that there's a polarization in europe, wung examploneexample held in the cif dresden, to a demonstration to celebrate the first anniversary of the pegida movement. swiss elections, all been a
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major topic for voters who have expressed concern about immigration. approving a referendum limiting the amount of migrants from the eu and the mayor of the french port of calais says troops may be needed to cope with the thousands of people living in a makeshift camp there. the numbers have doubled to around 6,000 in recent weeks. people in calais many of them hoping to make the to the u.k, 16 have died trying to make that journey. calais's mayor told a french radio station that lawlessness in the camps was untenable. bringing this all together from benedict dempsey, from an organization helping millions of people, primarily being affected by the syrian crisis. let me ask you first of all, you've been doing this work for
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years now. you've talked about the problems surfaced for months now, you have made the same points, there needs to be coordinated response month after month after month after month. and now you are saying the same thing. is anybody listening? >> i think to an extent people are listening. as you say, we have been working for years and years in these places, we have been responding to the war in syria for years, other countries where we've got a very long standing presence in afghanistan and somalia and other places these people are coming from. some people are listening. there is some aid going to those places but nothing like enough. >> but those are organizations you might expect to do it, the good fund raisers the group such as yourself, the aid groups. what about the politicians who will have to deal with this in the end? have they changed anything at all on the ground? >> what we are sorely lack soogs
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a coordinated response. the u.k. has been at the forefront, others have taken an aid in the resettlement of refugees. but what we don't see and what we're seeing right now is any kind of coherent approach to this as a whole. and what we know, what mercy call knows from working with these people over a long period of time is that what they need is some kind of hope for the future. there are people who have completely lost hope of ever going home. they've been driven out of their countries by conflict and violence and persecution and they see no future for themselves in overcrowded and underfunded refugee camps. that's what they're telling us. what we need is an overwhelming international response that will actually provide some hope for these people. >> are you fearful this will get better before it getworse befor?
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they say they cannot manage. >> and that's true. also what we're seeing is the source end of this issue is an contemplation in the conflict in escalation of the conflict in syria. people having fled their home countries bought of violence. we are reaching a tipping point saying i i don't think i'm ever going to be able to go home, needing to go somewhere in order to find some life for themselves. what we really need is some kind of approach that doesn't require people to take these extremely dangerous journeys. >> as can see, it's getting colder, nastier. >> anyplace other than europe we quite rightly say, these people have humanitarian needs, never mind the political concerns, they have humanitarian needs and the same should apply in europe. >> one of the key messages is
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this is a massive opportunity rather than a burden for countries. how could you convince the unconvinced of that? >> well i think that what we've seen from mercy call's work in long term places where people are moving into new countries, they're extremely optimistic. they're extremely motivated. they want to build a future for themselves an their families so we know they have a lot to contribute in the places syria to begin with, these people are educated and have a huge amount to offer, huge opportunity for certain companies if they choose to accept them and the risk if a risk does exist, lies in what will happen if these people are marginalized can i, if they are secluded. if they are welcomed, mercy cause has experience with how to accommodate them into the community. they can make an extremely huge
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contribution. >> thank you very much indeed. is. the turkish government has rejected aid from u.n, life prime minister ahmed davatolu, eu leaders said they had reached a deal on turkey with a $3.4 billion agreement but a day after having said tha that withe german chancellor angela merkel mr. davotolu said turkey can't continue to fun. >> we will not seven it. we are talking about a 3 billion euro amount in the first stage, but we don't want to fixate on
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this. the requirements would have to go up annually. so the refugees should stay there and i told that to merkel. nobody should expect turkey to become a country housing all migrants, like a concentration camp. >> stay with us if you can, we have this coming up. u.n. envoy talking about peace, on economic ground, the war continues to claim lives. lebanon watches as the neighboring violence in syria spills over. we have the sport, find out why these people are so angry about the possibility of a match between cricket rivals india and pakistan. israeli police have now ordered an immediate investigation they say into killings in the southern city of beersheba.
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an eritrean migrant mistaken for an attacker has died in hospital. he lay on the ground, and was attacked by bystanders. israeli government responding to the grai breakout of violence wh unprecedented security. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu's response, but first the report from mike hanna. >> in addition to concrete barriers in the streets, miniature versions of the separation barrier being erected in certain neighborhoods. having increased their presence in palestinian areas, israeli police build these walls in order to protect themselves.
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>> to protect police from petrol bombs or violence in the neighborhoods for their own personal security. >> residents insist that israel should be spending money on improving the lives of palestinians rather than penning them in like prisoners. >> we are in need of basic services. we do not need this war. this war will only lead to an explosion and more problems between us and the israelis. >> reporter: and walls and barricades did not stop yet another attack in the southern israeli town of beersheba. an israeli soldier was killed and the alleged palestinian israeli attacker was shot. , eritrean was savagely beat be by crowd and died when admitted to hospital. israeli police have ordered a full investigation.
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back in occupied territory the reinforcement of security measures that haven't worked yet. having sealed off the occupied west bank with the separation barrier the netanyahu government has started the same process in occupied east jerusalem. the israeli paramilitary says there's no political significance in these barriers but many palestinians point out the irony of israel dividing a city it believers should be united and the bottom of the barrier that says, "temporary police barrier identity like the occupation, these could become permanent. mike hanna, al jazeera. >> warning israelis taking the law into their own hands. >> we're in the middle of a long
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struggle. i think it's obvious we will win it, a crowd which stubbles into thstumbles intothe center of and retreat. no one should take law into their own hands. >> live to ramallah, and renee o'day, netanyahu says no no no to vigilantes and yet one senior palestinian and there may be others as well, have already encourageaccused him of encourah behavior. >> that's right, hanan ashrawi said palestinians continue to be provoked an regularly.
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the existence of the occupation is the overall problem, why people are angry, she wants to send a message to the world that the israeli occupation has to be held accountable for what it is doing and that palestinian lives have to be protected. she used such words as captivity, enslavement and cruelty and palestinians haven't had a single day of a calm life. >> hanan ashrawi was chief negotiator in the 1980s. we have mahmoud abbas, part of a completely disconnected generation. what do you think their message will mean if anything to those out on the streets saying enough is enough? >> reporter: i mean the big word that's been used these days is the post-oslo generation
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which is the youth of the occupied west bank here. they're basically saying we're throwing these agreements out of the window. that doesn't apply to us. we weren't here when those agreements were made. and actually it seems as though the palestinian government notices this is happening. because even today when hanan ashrawi was talking, she said a lot of the people out on the streets are students, young kids, they go out for the most part, unarmed, there might be a few unarmed who are carrying out these alleged attacks in the past week, she says can you actually blame them that they are willing to die instead of living in the situation they are now. >> renee, thank you, thank you very much. well, renee o'day reporting from the occupied west bank. in a sense there is a feeling
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this is happening all over the middle east. people killed on the lebanese border with syria. being reported that the incident was an attack by the lebanese army targeting supporters ever syrian rebel groups. al jazeera hashem ahelbarra has been following that story. >> the death of top military commander is a major set back for the brigade which is operating in the northwestern part of the city of aleppo. this comes against the backdrop of a new tactic which is basically now you have the syrian army backed by the russian fighter jets. trying to reverse some of the gains made by the syrian opposition. now they are trying to advance towards aleppo and push the rebels back to secure the main road that links aleppo to latakia. the brigade has been actively engaging the fighting in the
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past and particularly in that area. it has also been receiving substantial aid from the united states of america. but this is a group that has been shifting alliances in the past trying to form strong partnership particularly recently with the conservatives and the islamists in aleppo and also on the outskirts of the city. >> united nations is saying that 35,000 syrians have fled their homes in just the last few days. many of them from the northern city aleppo. it's a pretty important area in terms of where it is. it's been regularly targeted in the past two days with syrians and their jets. syrian opposition factions. russia's defense ministry on monday releasing footage which shows russian air strikes in
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idlib province. an ammunition depot, being struck. rival parties agreed to go to talks in geneva later this month. the last round in june were a complete failure. as jamal el shael reports, talking about fighting continuing. >> reporter: , shia houthi fighters still control some areas on the outskirts. this is city of mareb. government troops are on patrol here. signs of iranian support for the houthis. >> translator: the
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communicates equipment we confiscated, on their way to the rebels. >> this is why the government is sending reenforcements to secure the province. oil is produced here. meanwhile, the fighting continues in the south. government troops are targeting houthi position et cetera in the mountains surrounding the city of ta'izz, houthis backed by form he president ali abdullah saleh still hold ground. despite all the fighting saudi arabia says it supports peace talks scheduled to take place in geneva. >> translator: the kingdom with the coalition countries have always reiterated that the solution in yemen is diplomatic not militarily. >> putting an end to a war that has all but destroyed the country. jamal el shael, al jazeera.
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>> u.k. has given the half day off for government workers many hoping to boost elections turnout. first since 2011 where lines were seen outside polling stations. despite the measures still a low turnout on monday. critics questioning the results, after the army took control in 2013. let's bring in dania faly, a rule of the egyptian american law foundation, pleased that you could join us. if some people are suggesting these elections are not fair, in what way would they not be fair? >> so this election is really about a mandate on democracy and trust in democracy. if we look as you said earlier about the difference between the
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lines of today and the lines of 2011, 12, all the way up to the coup of 2013, we have lines all around the buildings and across roads, today there is so low voter turnout. today it was said ten to 15% without the inclusion ever international monitored elections which wesh not giving the correct visas for democracy international. in terms of the monitoring, there isn't the independent election monitoring that there has in the past. if we compare this to what we have seen in the prior time period, the results coming out now from the images are the elderly. there's been an across the board boycott by the yungs people. the people who actually brought in president sisi two years ago. and so essentially what this is, is -- >> is it that they belief is
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that the candidates that have been put up or that have put themselves up are learning too much there is to points to vote them in or do they believe the process itself is going to be rigged some way or another? >> well, it's both. because the way the list party has been determined is that most of these people individuals running for office are independents. so parties can't really be represented in the parliament. aside from that the president has been ruling for the past two years everything through presidential fiat. there hasn't been a party to check the seat of the power of the presidency. if you have a policy that is going to be weak and rubber stamp to the president, there isn't the promise of a road map to a stable government or the president or the government.
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>> the elderly who were going out to vote, what mean good they have these days of making their voices heard if they cannot do so through the broot box d the r what do you think? >> the movement much of them are currently sitting in prison. most of the activists are sitting in prison. there has been a clamp down on essentially the rule of law. most of the youth are marginalizefrom the social institution he of the state. so including themselves in this process, according to them was going to be fruitless, so that is why there is the mass boycott of the youth, because they are sit being in the prisons of egypt of today. >> maybe this youth that you talk about in egypt, that this
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youth group, perhaps fear will change egypt even more than changes he and hi regime want to bring in? >> well, this constitution does give the parliament a lot of power. however, because of the nature of the candidates who are running that are primarily regime loyalists, it is not clear that the parliament will be anything other than a rubber stamp to the currently regime, that there isn't between this parliament and a not so independent judiciary, a system of checks and balances. so what we're going to see is the emergence of a more firm achieve executive. >> thank you. rescuers are trying to reach a mountain area that has been
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hit hard after typhoon koppu. >> jamilla alendoggan has more from the areas which was worst-affected. >> jakka has been living here for over 40 years. he has never seen such devastation before. >> i have been to the governor they sent us aid for our children to tide us up for over two days. >> almost everybody in his house has been destroyed. there is nothing else to face. this is once a thriving community knopf now this is left of it. most of the houses here have been swept away. people tell me they were quite dependent on fishing for their livelihood, now they don't know what to do. families tell us they will surely feel the devastation of
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typhoon koppu for generations to come. now many communities remain unaccessible. the typhoon unleashed torrential rain before swamping the area here. murky waters have reached as high as six meters. thithis province is the center f rice production. now farm lands is been turned into swamps. 80% of the rice fields here have been destroyed, it is estimated. 80% of the area in the region has been affected. this is the strongest typhoon to hit the region in the past year. president aquino's government was widely criticized for its response to typhoon hyan two
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years ago. >> in so many different areas, it is definitely going to be a challenge. >> one of the mosts many communities in desperate need of aid. some of the people here say they haven't received any help from the government at all so they just have to get on, start all over on their own. jamilla alendoggan, al jazeera, northern phi philippines. >> good to have you on. please stay on, we'll talk about how religious confrontations are causing violent unrest in kashmir. plus. >> oplan is hosting some of the best world surfing, i'll tell you why the competition is important for the gulf country.
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>> puerto rico's debt crisis. >> they're gonna demonstrate right outside where the governor lives. >> are hedge funds offering a fix? >> those investments will spark the economic recovery. >> or just fixing the odds? >> they're trying to force us into one course of action. >> "faultlines". >> what do we want? >> al jazeera america's hard-hitting... >> today the will be arrested. >> ground-breaking... >> they're firing canisters of gas at us. >> emmy award-winning, investigative series. >> these are the headlines. there have been chaotic scenes in croatia there, thousands of refugees have been trying to pass through from serbia.
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after croatia reopened the border between the two countries. israeli police have ordered an immediate investigation into the killings in the southern city of beersheba, the death of afternoon eritrean misstai mistd shot. palestinian territories let's talk to elizabeth, blogger, joining us live from tel aviv. talk to us first as a citizen if i may. when you go out in the current climate do you feel more afraid than you have done in the last few months? >> i do feel more afraid, and i
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would definitely not travel to jerusalem. where most of the attacks have happened. people are definitely much more afraid than they have been before. >> and how does that show itself? >> well, first of all, we see that the streets are rather immentempty, you see people movg into malls that have security guards instead of going to markets outside. you see it in the huge spike in the number of people applying for gun licenses. and purchasing pepper spray. people are definitely afraid, people are using taxis more instead of buses, because there was an attack on a bus in jerusalem. so you definitely get a sense that people are afraid. especially in jerusalem where really central areas that are usually bustling with life are
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nearly empty now. >> in terms of the nature of the attacks, when we've seen the first and the second intifada, there was a certain sense to it, in as much as you could certainly determine, for those people not used to it, that much more frightening because of that. >> yes, absolutely. i mean, the israeli government insists that what is happening now is somehow organized and insighted by palestinian leadership but we know it is not true, most of the attackers come from east jerusalem, an area that is controlled by israel, not the palestinian authority. a bus's words don't matter much to those people who go out and attack, what they are thinking of attacking, they refer to the
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occupation the changes that have changed in the status quo, the temple mount, people who are angry about the situation and they see videos of other palestinians attacking israelis they are inspired to go out and carry out attacks on their own. attacking civilians and military personnel throughout israel but mostly in jerusalem. >> as a young person in israel, when you see the random attacks that there may be on israelis, you'll have your own view as to why that is happening. you'll also have your own view on why some people are taking the law into their own hands with that terrible incident we saw down in beersheba with that man from eritrea. it's all very confusing isn't it? >> well, i think there's widespread hysteria. and some people i think most people, respond by just being
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afraid. by staying indoors, by not going inside. but some people react with aggression. we see it, what happened in beersheba is disaster and horrific incident. but it was preceded by numerous attacked by people just september of being palestinian attackers. there were rumors, people held knives. the people attacked were jews that looked like arab,s of thesf them were arabs. videos we saw from the scene showed people abusing palestinians, shooting at them, hitting them, after they no longer posed a danger or no longer held a knife in their
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happened. when israeli politicians say, those who have a knife will be shot in the head, of course israelis feel that they have you know kind of public support and political support to basically attack people even if they kind of look suspicious. even though of course there has never been any case of a refugee from eritrea or any other african country committing any kind of attack in israel. >> i'm sorry we do have to stop there but thank you very much indeed. elizabeth. tension are increase ily indian authority from carb meier, in the latest attacks in trading or eating beef. many hindus in india consider the cow to be sack red.
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liddy dutt reports. >> reporter: separatist leaders here called for ashutdown to mark the death of a truck driver beaten to death by a crowd who thought he was transporting slaughtered cows. many believer cows are a sacred animal who should not be killed or eaten. >> at around 12:45 in the morning the truck drivers who were going from suringow to deli were surrounded and pet troll bomb was lopped and caught the vehicles on fire. >> imposed a curfew in downtown, the situation is bad. i appeal to all my brothers and sisters whether they are hindus or muslims to maintain peace,
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peace is critical to kashmir's development. >> ahmed was attacked after a man was lynched on suspicion of slaughtering a cow and eating beef. >> we have to be respect to everyone's culture. why circulate i have a problem because that's their personal life. >> this is a democratic country. we have freedom to vote, to choose anything. but on an eating basis we cannot force anyone to direct anyone to choose this thing and can you eat this thing, can you not eat this thing. we cannot force anyone. >> while people across religions and cultural lines in india have condemned these attacks. the consumption of beef has long been a contentious issue.
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the latest attacks appear to be attacks on india's diversity itself. liddy dutt, al jazeera, nuland. new delhi. >> both from the liberal leader justin trudeau and the left-leaning democratic party. tell me a little bit about assuming that steven harper wins again canada won't change very much indeed. but if justin trudeau wins how will canada change? >> well, that's a question a lot of voters are going to have today and there really is a sense in this country that people really do want a change. what shape that change takes, is anybody's guess.
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steven harper made this definitely a more conservative country in his ten years in power especially since 2011 when he won a majority. and if justin trudeau if the public opinion polls come true and there's no guarantee they will, absolutely none whatsoever, then canada will look a little more centrist. he's promised to ge get rid of e of the policies that mr. harper has brought in it will. probusiness, slightly right of center on some issues. the leftist influence democrats were actually leading early on, there was rumor, but their spoirlt jussupport just dissipa. a woman who wanted to wear a niqab, the muslim veil. a court struck down to not allow per, the publicity she has got
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has actually affected this election so far. >> daniel lak, thank you very much indeed. kicking off our coverages of that canadian election. thank you. china's president xi jinping is arriving in u.k, as the u.k. is looking for investment in a number infrastructure projects. let's hear more from charlie angela. >> it may sound like fun and games but these mandarin lessons are toddlers oar strategic investment in their future, a future which will depend on china about. >> mandarin as a language, he's got english, spanish pretty much sorted hasn't he? >> george's daughter also studies mandarin and he has promised to pump $15 million
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into u.k. schools for the study of manneddary. he makes it clear. >> through the ups and downs, let's stick together. let's stick together to grow our economies, let's stick together to make britain china's best pattern in the west and lest stick together to create a golden generation for both our countries. britain and china will stick together. >> president xi will receive a great encounter. hopefully he'll sit down and ambassadors endorse a number ofs deals. high speed rail link, nuclear power stations, but they might not get the investment of everything on their shopping list. >> i think we'll get a fair bit signed off.
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probably not everything but that remains to be seen just how much the chinese want to commit into this country. don't forget, they've got to commit to other european countries as well, better understanding ifing economy in germany. >> commitment is what the u.k. quoft wantgovernment wants. at the banquet on tuesday opposition leader jeremy corvin is expected to confront the chinese president very special very unequal relationship. charlie angela, al jazeera, london. coming up. sport, you don't want this to get a great deal worse.
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>> sometime for the sport time for senna. >> thank you very much ed. michel blatine still believes he can become the next fifa president, sepp blatter claims he has been treated abominably. are triggered by the 90 day ban of president sepp blatter who has been investigated 50
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governing body's ethics committee. our correspondent lee wellings is at fifa's headquarters in zurich. >> in other circumstances this could be a real honor for efa haiatu, to become the first africa to become president of the football world governing body. big decisions, the main one whether the presidential election should be moved from february 26th, to turmoil and chaos around the organization, to president sepp blatter, his term finally looking to be over. the reason was a disloyal payment, payment of $2 million, contract that wasn't really a contract, it wasn't written down, a gentleman's agreement says mr. blatter.
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reel problems, he is suspended for 90 days and his hopes for being the fifa president now look in real trouble. how and when will he actually trowrng thireturn to this fray? controversial awarding the world cup to russia in 2018 and are qatar in 2022. allegations of corruption in that country, a real mess to efa haiatu in and his board. the asia football president the man from bahrain whose human rights record is being questioned, to the many we already have, is he going to announce officially that he will stand for president of fifa. if he does he will be the favorite . >> hopeful a coach pip guardiola
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will stay until the end of the season. expected to open contract talks with the spaniard. right now, his team are in london for the champions league game against arsenal. two straight wins while arsenal has started with two defeats. talks between india and pakistan contradiccricket boss he came ty end in mumbai. kate form he hindu nationalist party broke into the indian cricket boss office. talks are set to continue with the neutral territory and the united arab emirates being discussed. the world's best wind surfers have a final chance to qualify for next year's olympics
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in rio. >> omani fishermen know their cash as well as thecatch as wele ebb and flow of the gulf. oplan is becoming a more modern way to ride the waves. this week oman is hosting the rfx world championships. many of these top competitors it's their last chance to qualify for the olympics in re oh. >> the water is incredible, like 30 degrees, the hot weather, going very high quickly. so i think it's very -- it will be very great race this weekend. physically on the water, yes. >> it's not the first major
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sailing event to be held here as oman makes its name on the international sailing circuit. it hosted the championships last year and muscat is on the extreme sailing series. among sailors approving to be world class -- prosing t provine world class too. >> our oktoberfest, connecting oman to its history. we have a goal of taking oman to the olympics in sailing in the future. 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 us achieve that objective. >> their ancestors earned a living from the gulf. now a new generation is helping
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to earn oman's first sailing gold medal. joanna gadareska, al jazeera, oman. second division game in greece, his team leading 1-nil, appeared to hit the ground ratherrizely. opposition players weren't impressed and neither were the medical staff. they seemed to make a point of dropping him not once but twice. to make matters worse, his team went on to lose the game. that's it for me david. >> oh dear, oh dear, thank you. for you to keep up with all the world news. thank you for watching the newshour. that's it for me.
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