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canada's liberal party led by justin truu sweeps to victory ending nine years of conservative rule. hello from doha, i'm kamal santa maria. , thousands leave their homes, and separatefor decades, together only a few hours. south koreans are allowed to go
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north. and poachers armed with poison in zimbabwe. hello everyone, canada's liberal party has swept to power in general elections ending nine years of conservative rule. its leader, 43-year-old justin trudeau is said to follow his father and become the liberal party leader. projected to win but not by such a large majority. daniel lak has the story from toronto. >> it's a new era in canadian politics. the centrist liberal party led by justin trudeau has won the election. as the days and weeks went by his party support climbed steadily. canadians from all across this great country, sent a clear message tonight. it's time for a change in this
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country, my friends. a real change! >> reporter: the result was a sharp rebuke for conservative party prime minister steven harper. harper has cut government taxes and emphasized national security. he has also been controversial in his days in office. he will resign immediately. >> for the 42nd time canadians have chosen a national parliament. the one we had certainly not hoped for. the people are never wrong. >> the leftist new democratic party was the biggest loser, dropping seats down to third place. canadian voters it seems wanted change and they wanted the liberals to take them there.
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>> he reminds us how striking the change has become. we have three parties all hovering around 30%. the conservatives didn't budge. the liberals went up 12, 13%, the ndp went down 12, 13%, that's the different. you really have strategic voting on a massive scale. >> so justin trudeau has exceeded expectations and will govern with a strong central majority in ottawa. but the conservatives with steven harper remain a low economy, lagging oil prices. daniel lak, toronto. several villages have been captured from around aleppo. the government has launched omajor offensive to take back groups torn away by i.s.i.l.
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the u.n. says 35,000 people have fled that area alone. this report from victoria gatenby. >> reporter: these families left their homes near aleppo in a hurry, taking with them very few belongings. they're just some of the 35,000 people who have escaped the area in the last few days. ever since the syrian government launched onew campaig a new caml held territories this time with russian aircraft. >> they are using all kinds of heavy weapons against us. >> this is what the strikes have left behind. home after home badly damaged. activists say most of the victims of the air strikes, artillery bombardment and barrel bombs are civilians. government forces backed by russian jets hav jets have takel of villages south of aleppo.
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but forces say this doesn't signal a change in power in the areas around the city. the rebels know aleppo is crucial. only 50 kilometers from turkey. for years it has been a focus of a three way fight between rebel forces, regime forces and i.s.i.l. fighters. attacking with antitank missiles. >> so far we have successfully destroyed five targets. is great. >> three weeks since rurs starterussiastarted its air came country. victoria gatenby, al jazeera. >> turkey has rejecteda european
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union offer of aid. prime minister davutoglu says his country is not a concentration camp. last week it was announced that they had reached an agreement with ankara but it was today dismissed by turkey. thousands of refugees are trying to crosh com cross cominm croatia. the daily quota had been reached. this report from paul brennan. >> reporter: huddled against the driving rain and in the biting cold they waited and they waited with little or no protection against elements. all hoping the cross the border between serbia and croatia. >> it is an onslaught of people that come and come. we don't have the chance to treat, the medicine to be given
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out, no more rain coats. children of ten days old hypothermia we don't have a blanket to give them. we need action. this is -- the images speak for themselves. >> reporter: the balkan countries are in turmoil. hungary's decision to seal its borders has meant refugees have to find new routes. other countries all quarreling how many they can deal with and how many its neighbors should receive. croatia has opened its borders with serbia, and action that should help but for how long. winter is almost here. refugees struggle to understand why their paths have been blocked. >> tall people here want to cross this area to another side. they don't want to stay in slovenia. one moment. they want to cross only, don't want money don't want food don't want anything, only cross!
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>> as the road lay by on the slovenian side, red cross do assist the cold and exhausted people. despite the best efforts at a political level to try to slow the flow of refugees, they keep coming. four men came trudging out of the darkness, the croatian border at this point, and arrived at a processing center, staffed by red cross and the police. they were handed blankets and given some foods. now they will move towards the slovenian border. the sloofn slovenians are not wg any time moving them onward. the journey from war and poverty keeps getting more precarious and uncertain. paul brennan, al jazeera,
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slovenia. >> a senior hamas leader has been detained in the occupied west bank. hasan yousef, are israel security forces in the west bank. it cops during a wave of unrest which some fear could escalate into a full scale uprising. israel has added dozens of extra checkpoints and increasing its search powers. israeli police are also investigating the killing of an eritrean man after he was mistaken by a palestinian attacker. shot and beaten by a problem at a bus station in the southern city of beersheba on sunday, he later died at hospital. 44 palestinians and eight israelis have been killed so far this month. the young palestinian attack is in its latest wave of
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violence defy any kind of classification. they have been male and female, political and apolitical, affluent and poor. they had one thing in common, they knew the consequences of their actions would most likely be death. andrew simmons is in west jerusalem, to talk to their family and friends. >> in the morning most school boys his age would be hanging out with friends but he's killing a knife. he wants to kill someone. and this is his attempt. he ends up lying in a street of occupied east jerusalem shot dead by the security forces. you couldn't have guessed his intent when he left home. caught here on security cameras. he had looked carefree.
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itsak badram may have looked calm but what was going on in his head? he came from caring parents, comfortable home, his friends say he hadn't been indoctrinated. in the event he didn't kill his victim. this man was taken away with nonlife threatening injuries. his parents couldn't believe what had happened. his mother had noticed a few days before that her son had been affected by what he had seen on tv. firstly it was an tac an attacka woman which could only be heard but not seen. >> translator: he had tears in his eyes. he wouldn't eat or drink well. he was stressed. he'd always stay watching tv. he was wired and he asked me what situation are we in? this shouldn't happen he used to say. we should do something to stop the attacks.
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>> baja elian was very different from itzak. in a bus one man was killed and five injured. he was politically active outspoken a youth worker, passionate about education for the underprivileged. he had ten commandments, instructions for his funeral, that no organization should claim responsibility for his death. >> there's absolutely no palestinian intalking about an alternative to the plo or the factions. if these factions didn't move to lead this popular uprising we would have stayed in the same situation. what's needed of the factions is to correct their situation and correctly the situation of the plo, not look for an alternative. >> many people are convinced that the motivation is given by social media, for such attacks.
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it's the images not provocation bipoliticians that are the major influence. it seems the smartphone camera and the internet are as effective as weapons in what's threatening to become an uprising. andrew simmons. al jazeera in occupied east jerusalem. >> in the news ahead we are in zurich, where an extraordinary fifa meeting is underway. and tropical storm koppu leaves thousands devastated. those and more, in a moment.
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>> welcome back with your top stories on al jazeera. justin trudeau's liberal party has won a majority in canada's general election. they bring to an end nine years of conservative rule. outgoing prime minister steven harper has conceded.devastating effect on humanitarian situation in aleppo. slovenia is expected to change its defense laws to help the army guard its borders. thousands of migrants are trying to cross from croatia after hungary has sealed off its borders. families from north and south korea are meeting in a rare reunion in a mountain resort. they were separated over 60 years ago. harry fawcett has more.
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>> reporter: after decades of waiting sunlt everything is a rough. in these 15 years that the stop-start reunions have been happening, they break the routine but far from normal. the expectations are everywhere as are extraordinary personal stories. this one, when her husband left for military training 65 years ago, she was three months pregnant. we met her in initial registration. >> back then, we were just married, hadn't even called each other darling, not even once. >> their son 63 years old, wanting to experience his first close embrace. >> it was now i have a father, it was pride. >> 60,000 applicants still
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waiting on the southern side alone the system exists for this all to hatch more regularly. it all depends on the political climate are between the koreas. >> 65,000, 35,000 identified willing to meet each other. we certainly tried our best to make it a regular ongoing ren day viewongoingrendezvous. reunion. >> they'll meet them six times two hours each time, and on thursday, they'll all come home, most certainly forever. harry fawcett, on the southern side of the interkorean border. >> members of the fifa executive committee have started an extraordinary meeting in europe. to see whether the organization continues, they are investigated
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for alleged improper payments. let's go life to zurich, lee wells, exactly what will they be discussing given the big sidelines there? >> this is an extraordinary situation. sepno sepp blatter, no michel blatini. they should decide whether to move the election from february 26th. but candidates would need declare by monday, november 6th. the man who is agonizing on e-over well to start is sheik
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sumon. he is saying to people in the asian confederation, should i do this, do i need to do this? he would be the favorite above prince ali of jordan, that's a big thing to decide on that date. >> that is one problem. you've got external problems if i can put it this way, investigations into russia 2018 and adequate 2022 by the swiss attorney general, i believe. >> today they're dealing with the reforms of fifa, that's impossible to do some would say, you can'ten reform fifa internally. looking forward to 2018 and 2022, that's technically whreas happening, you got look at the
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others attorney general, text which is may not have worked at all over fifa. now they're working together and we have a very serious situation, where we're not talking about individuals, punishing them with bans, we are talking about host nations and whether they have the right to still host, because of the dirts credited inch this that went around the executive committee in 2010. nothing about the individuals themselves. those investigations carry on and germany in the 2006 tournament, seeming end of corruption in football. >> lee wilings, olympic and paralympic athlete oscar piss tor usepistorius has been releam
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prison. >> seems carefree, greeting a friend in the street. but he is the victim of a miscarriage of justice, he was imprisoned for 11 years on a crime he didn't commit. it took eight years to get full information from his trial. essential for his trial. >> i had to have open any paintings, if i'm going to look from behind it's going to help me and there's going to be a lot on my showldz. >> millotsi was held in the same prison that oscar pistorius.
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>> he received only a fraction of the sentence, for killing his girlfriend. there's a two tier system here one for the relinquish, another for the poor. >> lawyers have been stain on the cases of immodify relinquished south africans? from private practice. >> versus a poor person with limited access to private representation are worlds apart. >> reporter: has also been let down by the justice system. she complained to the police about her abusive husband for years before they stabbed their youngest son yet. the state appointed lawyer that was assigned, now the younger
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son is in prison for shooting somehow. >> the other one is going to take -- >> tboalt stories are not unique, but money can mean a difference between freedom and imprisonment, sometimes life and death. tanya page, al jazeera, johannesburg. poll was held in egypt in four days over 200 of egypt's 1400 apology places. the first parliamentary poll since president model morse was out offed from power in 2014. tropical storm of koppu,
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jamilla alendoggan is at an evacuation city any in the city of ca ban ahtwan. >> we are in one of the more populated provinces. residents gathered whafers they could, lij of their belongings. there is no deepened place to sleep here and no clean la treens. th latrines. the president was here yesterday, he brought a few kilos of rice and that's it, they have kicked most of it they say. thantherapy children starting tt sick, some of the kids here is
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die re, and milk, enough food to have no place to sleep, nonone to talk to. this is the capital of rice production in the country. so many farmers here have lost their farms and need to have a government subsidy in order to start again. when typhoon haiyan struck central philippines almost two years ago, emergency response has improved and the philippines is an arch pe arch pel archipel. residents say they are going to feel the brunt of this tierch for many years to come. be. >> in indiana, thousands have
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died and thousands more infected by dengue fever. trying to control the outbreak, said to have been the worse for years. hospitals are struggling to cope with the number of patients while the insects continue to breed well beyond the summer period where humidity lef levele far beyond their normal. in 2013, 30 elephants were killed in national park. haru mutasa has the story. >> zoe is more than 40 years old. somehow she got separated from her herd and joined this group of buffaloes. because of her size, she appears to be in charge.
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but zoe and other elephants are not safe. criminal poachers have put cyanide in water holes. they say they are not giving up. >> you've got to be optimistic if you are in this game. if you are down and out and not optimistic you shouldn't be in the industry. listen it's not a great picture that's out there but we remain positive in the fact that we'll keep on fighting, protecting. doesn't nature what it takes. i'm not prepared to give up. we've been on a long hard and tough journey and there's no way we're going to stop. wildlife, such that it is hard.
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>> strategies to track down some of thighs poachers, the use of drones and aircraft is something that we're moving towards. don't appreciate that we have the porous border. on the zambian side. this is where most of the poachers do come from. >> the negative perception some have about zimbabwe has negatively affected tourism. tourists are coming but not as much as they used to be. providing security in the area to protect these elephants. the cyanide poison doesn't discriminate. all animals are vulnerable. poachers seem to target fewer
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animals at a time possibly to avoid detection. haru mutasa, al jazeera, zimbabwe. >> so much more for you, on the canadian elections and the rest of the news stories. the breaking news is there whenever you want it at >> this week on talk to al jazeera nicholas negroponte - a visionary in the field of computer-aided design and the founder of one laptop per child. >> let's make $100 laptop. that was so implausible. >> negroponte co-founded the mit media laboratory - which is credited with driving the multimedia revolution. the research center brings together hundreds of leading thinkers in design, science and technology. >> we had license to do things, which, you know, i can be a