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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello from doha, this is the news hour on al jazeera. protests are expected in the occupied territory as another palestinian is shot dead after allegedly stabbing an israeli soldier. tens of thousands of civilians free aleppo because of an up surge in fighting there. a party led by justin sweeps to victory ending nine years of conservative rule. i have all the sport including what is next for fifa
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as football's troubled governing body meets for the first time following the suspension of blatter. ♪ so we are going to begin this news hour in the occupied west bank where the israeli army says a palestinian man has been shot and killed after stabbing an israeli soldier. comes as protests are expected to begin across the palestinian territories this tuesday. andrew simmons begins our coverage and there he is in the occupied west bank. talk us through what is happenin happening. >> well, right now we have quite a few protester gathering and as you can see behind me there is tires burning. there has already been a series of clashes with tear gas being fired at these protesters, they
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are returning by sling shot and hurling stones and been quite active this past hour and as you can see and let's just move away while we take a closer look, as you can see there is something of a lull right now as the wind is in the direction of the israeli forces, so the protesters have worked this out. there have been pretty smart in the sense that the smoke, the tear gas and their tire smoke is going in the direction of the security forces so the army has tried to do some sort of movement and if we just take a look over here in that direction you will see a small group of israeli soldiers positioned there coming forward, using their tear gas. there has been certainly at looeast one or two injuries already and as you can see that ambulance there getting in
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position, clearly a situation here kamal where more clashes are expected and already have been clashes 15 kilometers from hebron and they are enjoying those clashes. one palestinian man actually allegedly attacked a soldier and he was immediately shot dead by a number of soldiers opening fire. he attempted to stab a soldier according to the police. now, eyewitnesses say they rushed forward to confront the security forces and the palestinian man who had been shot dead was then transferred to a palestinian red crescent ambulance and his body was taken to hospital. that is pretty unusual because normally the israeli army will take away the suspect and it's normally some considerable time before the family get the body. that is the situation right now.
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right the way across the occupied west bank there is trouble breaking out. now these protesters don't seem to have any affiliation but the fata movement, the plo, the armed faction have called for a demonstration right away across the occupied territories on this day, kamal. thank you for that report andrew similar mondays in the occupied palestinian territory and we will go to jerusalem and check with our correspondent stephanie decker there because looks like diplomacy starting to take hold ever so slowly there. >> last-minute announcement by secretary-general ban ki-moon he will be arriving today and due to meet with prime minister benjamin netanyahu this evening and expected to meet with the president abas and hearing that meeting will take place tomorrow and last night he issued a five-minute video message to
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palestinian and israelis and it's about concern about what is going on here, palestinians have a legitimate right to a state urging calm and i think it's symbolic more than anything and of course he will be bringing that message to the leaders on the ground from this and it will change more significantly later in the week and john kerry will be meeting with the prime minister in germany and carry on to immediate the jordan king abdullah and abas to discuss what is really the crux of the issue of really something that spiked the escalation of the mosque compound and known as the temple mound and according to john kerry reports we are hearing is he wants clarity, clarity as to what exactly the status quo is because we have seen more and more right wing groups, jewish groups allowed to access in the morning the compound and this has caused tension and suspicious saying
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israel has a bigger plan to change the status quo and has not helped we had israeli members of parliament calling for the construction of the third temple and prime minister benjamin netanyahu has now ban all members including muslim members from accessing and all these things need to be clarified and i have to say talking is all very well and signing agreement is all very well but looking at the situation on the ground specifically in jerusalem at the moment i have never seen it so tense. everyone is suspicious of everyone. there are roadblocks, east jerusalem taking far longer to travel around. people being searched, to be able to leave certain neighborhoods. we have to speak for example our producer in the bureau moved house and has people helping her, one man coming to install her satellite from east jerusalem and her cleaner from east jerusalem and she lives in west jerusalem and has to pick them up because they are terrified to travel and doesn't want to speak arabic and cleaner removes her headscarf before
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going to east jerusalem and i spoke to an israeli man yesterday and said for the first time ever in jerusalem i'm looking over my shoulder and extremely tense and people extremely concerned so i think it will be very difficult to translate all this diplomacy into real concrete steps on the ground that will appease both sides specifically palestinians that the status quo on the compound won't change, i think very difficult during this climate. >> extraordinary, stephanie decker live in east jerusalem, thank you. we move on to other news at least 45 people killed in a wave of russian air strikes in syria according to the observatory for human rights and the regime is a stronghold and a key target of the russian air campaign. the rights group says the dead inclusive yanukovichs as well as rebel commander. the u.n. is saying 35,000 people have fled the area around aleppo following a syrian government backed offensive by russian air strikes. victoria has that story.
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>> reporter: these families left their homes near aleppo in a hurry taking with them very few belongings. they are some of the 35,000 people who escaped the area in the last few days. ever since the syrian government launched a new campaign against rebel-held areas, this time with air support from russia. >> translator: at night there were air strikes, in the morning rockets and barrel bombs and using all kinds of heavy weapons against us. >> reporter: in 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 have taken control of villages south of aleppo. but opposition fighters say this doesn't represent a change in the balance of power in the countryside around the city. the rebels know aleppo is
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crucial. it's only 50 kilometers from the border with turkey and it was once syria's financial and industrial hub. for years it has been the focus of a three-way fight between syrian rebels, regime forces and i.s.i.l. fighters. here rebels target regime vehicles with antitank missiles. >> translator: so far we successfully destroyed five targets god is great. >> reporter: three weeks since the air campaign in syria and participation may result in a change in the deadlock in aleppo but it appears it's making an already desperate refugee crisis even worse. victoria with al jazeera. thousands of refugees many of them from syria have been prevented from crossing southern europe by border closes and in dispute of who is to blame for that situation and paul brennan has more from slovania. >> the political and diplomatic
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wrangling continues and the government here in slovania met overnight monday and into tuesday morning and all night crisis session and agreed to put a proposal before parliament to allow the military to patrol the border area along with the police and the army is only allowed to offer logistical and technical support but from tonight if parliament allows it then the army will patrol alongside the police in attempts to try to stem the flow of refugees from croatia into slovania. the reason why is a backlog developing and as they go from croatia to slovania want to go to austria and 8,000 went to slovania but 2000 to austria and a battle of 6,000 and the weather now tuesday has cleared given the torrential rain over days and in the border area we saw, the conditions were awful.
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the driving rain and in the biting cold they waited and they waited with little or no protection against the elements, all hoping to cross the border between serbia and croatia. >> it's an onslaught of people that come and come. we don't have a chance to treat, we don't have the actual medicines to be giving them out, 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. i mean, this is the images speak for themselves. >> reporter: the balkin countries are in turmoil and hungry's decision last week to seal borders meaning refugees having to find new routes and resulted in croatia, serbia and slovania talking about coping and how many the neighbors should receive and croatia opened the border with serbia to
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help relieve the pressure but for how long? in no man's land between croatia and slovania winter is almost here and refugees struggle to understand why their paths have been blocked. >> people went across the area to the other side and don't want to stay in slovania, one moment they want to cross only, don't want money, don't want food, don't want anything, only cross. >> reporter: as a road on the slovanian side of the border they are looking after those who do make it. red cross volunteers and police working together to assist the cold and exhausted people. despite the best efforts at a political level to slow the refugees across europe they keep on coming and we have been standing here four men came out of the darkness along that road at the croatia border in that direction, soaking wet, freezing cold and arrived at the processing center staffed by red cross and police and given
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blankets and food and moving to the austrian border and you can see from the buses arriving here the slovanian authorities not wasting time in moving refugees on to their preferred destination. europe's internal borders are no longer stable and new restrictions are imposed and relaxed suddenly, the journey from war and poverty keeps getting more precarious and uncertain, paul brennan, al jazeera. the taliban says it captured 13 police officers including a commander and its forces are advancing towards a military base on the outskirts of goma in the northwest of the country, jennifer glasse has more from kabul. >> reporter: the fighting had been going on since saturday in the province in the district on the western edge of that province but it intensified on monday, the taliban killed 20 afghan local and national police in the district and then attacked the police headquarters. the police chief and 13 of its
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officers fled the taliban captured them and also captured the police headquarters as well as the district headquarters and say they will launch an offensive on the military base on the outskirts of the district. the vice president of afghanistan has been sent up there by president ghani and is in the province just on the east of the other province and talking to officials and getting a plan to try and drive out the taliban from this province. the latest offensive by the taliban in the northeast, taking over the district headquarters and the police and launching offensive on the military base. still ahead this news hour separated for decades, now reunited but only for a few hours, a small group of south koreans is allowed to cross to the north. difficult battles to protect elephants from poachers armed
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with poison in zimbabwe and canada is still flying the flag in the playoff and has a game with kansas city coming up, in sport. ♪ so as we mentioned canada's liberal party swept to party in general election ending nine years of conservative rule, the leader 43-year-old justin trudeau will follow his father and be the prime minister and showed the liberals were to win but not by such a big majority and daniel lak is in toronto. >> reporter: it's a new era in canadian politics, the central liberal party led by justin trudeau has won the party and began third place in the opinion polls but as the days and weeks went by his party's support climbed steadily. >> canadians from all across
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this great country sent a clear message tonight. it's time for a change in this country, my friends. a real change. >> reporter: the result was a sharp rebuke for conservative prime minister steven harper who first came to power in 2006. a towering figure on the right wing of canadian politics harper has cut government taxes and emphasized national security. he has also been increasingly controversial. during his final term in office he will resign as conservative leader in the coming days. >> for the 42nd time in 148 years canadians have chosen a national parliament. well tonight's result is certainly not the one we had hoped for. the people are never wrong. >> reporter: once the official opposition the leftest new democratic party was the biggest loser dropping seats and down to third place. canadian voters it seems wanted change and they wanted the liberals to lead them there. >> reminds us how volatile they
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have become, what is striking about this election from my perspective is when the campaign began we had three parties all hovering around 30%. the conservatives didn't budge. the liberals went up 12, 13%, the ndp dropped 10, 13% is the difference. because the election was built around the main issue whether people wanted to keep the harper government or not, you would really have strategic voting on a massive scale. >> he will govern with a strong, stable majority in ottawa and the challenges faced by stephen harper remain low oil prices and weakening economy and uncertain international scene. families from north and south korea are meeting each other in a rare reunion and were separated by the korean war over 60 years ago and harry faucet
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has more. >> reporter: after decades of waiting suddenly everything is a rush, in the 15 years with the stop-start reunions have been happening they developed their own chaotic routine and far from normal and excitement and expectation is everywhere as are extraordinary personal stories, here is one and not even months married and three months pregnant when her husband left for training 65 years ago he never returned and we met her when she arrived for national registration. >> translator: back then we were only just married. we had not even called each other darling. not even once. >> reporter: her 64-year-old son desperate to have the first embrace with both his parents. >> translator: when i was first informed it was a sense of now i have a father. he is alive. it was a feeling of pride. . >> reporter: formalities of border immigration, the frustration for the more than 60,000 applicants still waiting
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on the southern side alone and the system exists for all this to happen more regularly, it all depends on the political climate between the koreas. >> 66,000 remain and 30,000 are identified who is waiting to meet each other so we certainly tried our best to make the regular, ongoing rendezvous reunion. wait for the nearly 400 people on buses is nearly over, soon they will be meeting their family members from whom they have been separated for more than 60 years and meet them six times, two hours each time and on thursday they will come home, it will all be over, almost certainly forever. harry faucet, al jazeera on the southern side of the inter korean border. japan health ministry says a former worker at the plant is linked with cancer and early 40s has leukemia and believed the first worker to get a cancer related illness related to the
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disaster and it was shut down after being damaged from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. storm koppu and people killed and thousands effected and we have wayne with the latest from the city on the northern island. >> reporter: the rain is still falling here in the city but it doesn't seem to be as consistently heavy as it has been and as a result the flood water receded. in area just a matter of hours ago it was completely flooded as you can see from the debris being washed up here from the river nearby. so that is the good news that as this storm moves further to the northwest at the flood waters do seem to be residing but the rain is not going away and with that there is still a lot of concern about land slides. this is a very mountonous and as
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you can see on the hills houses in precarious conditions and the rain will still fall for sometime and may be land slides in the area affected by this major storm. at the moment there seems to be a lot of compliments how the government handled this disaster. the casualty list at this stage is very low. the government warned people early, people listened to those warnings and as a result things seemed to have been handled very we well. >> we are in one of the main evacuation centers in the province, residents moved here early as saturday afternoon, they grabbed whatever they could, little of their belongings, their children, their pets, but they have been living like this since then. there is really no decent place to sleep here and no clean letrines the president was here yesterday and he brought some food back, let me show you what he brought, a few kilos of rice and canned goods and rice and
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mats and that is it, the food they brought are slowly starting to ran out and ate most of it. the children unable to go back to school. they there are reports that some of the kids are starting to get sick because of the living conditions here. some of the kids have been catching diarrhea, cough and cold and they want food to last them a few days. but they also need they say is construction materials, so many of them here have lost their homes and say they have no house to go back to, no place to sleep. and they arrived the capitol of rice production in the country. so many farmers here have lost their farms they say and what they need is capital to start planting again. there has been a cultural shift when it comes to local government officials and the president and the government response to the typhoon kappu struck the philippines two years a go and emergency response was
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better and the typhoon as big as typhoon koppu will effect millions and millions every time and government resources are always stretched. we have spoken to residents here who said they are going to feel the impact and bear the brunt of this typhoon for many years to come. everton fox is here now to tell us a bit more about tropical storm koppu or lando as it's known in the philippines. >> looks like we will see rain here for at least another two days and wednesday looks like it may be thursday and seeing heavy showers, it's really, really bad. look at the rainfall number we have been looking at recently, just around northern parts, there is 579 millimeters of rain in only 24 hours, a staggering amount of rainfall and we only expect 200 millimeters of rain and over the last two days 983 millimeters of rain and there is more to come. so the position of the storm is just actually off shore and you
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can see this clutch of storms to the northwest of luzan there, the eye of the storm has now cleared but the outer band producing lots of heavy rain and that is the problem which will exacerbate the awful conditions we already have here. and 85 kilometers for us and not concerned about the wind at all. the problem really is about the movement, it's a walking pace around about seven kilometers per hour and it will brush its way just to the north and producing further heavy showers over a similar area over the next two or three days. we have got the position of the storm just here as you can see just to the north of manila and heavy showers here and that is wednesday's picture and look at thursday. the showers i'm pleased to say center of the storm making it east of taiwan but heavy showers will continue and will be further floods and of course a landslide. >> thank you for that. china's president is making the
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first visit to the uk by a chinese leader in a decade and looking to strengthen economic ties over criticism of human rights and look at the warming in relations we are seeing and brings billions of dollars of planned investment including two power plants in england, at the same time, china leaders wants to move away from an economy driven by exports to what chinese consumers want and that is where the potential for british business lies and they want china to be the secondest biggest trade partner in ten years and know the economy has been slowing down it's still growing and good economic and political relations have been strained by criticism over the human rights record particularly the prodemocracy protests in the former british colony of hong kong and charlie reports. >> arriving in the uk for the historic visit the president brings hopes for closer ties with an english speaking european nation and they hope
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china will dig deep and make big investments. another strategic investment mandarin lessons for toddlers and parents say the future will depend on china. >> importance of chinese and mandarin of the language in terms of people that speak it in the world and english and spanish and it's pretty sorted hopefully. >> reporter: uk finance minister george osborn hopes so, his daughter studies mandarin and promised to put $15 million to teach the language in uk schools. only his resent visit to shanghai he made it clear what relationship the uk wants. >> 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 partner in the west and let's stick
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together to create a golden future and britain and china will stick together. >> reporter: head of state in ten years the president will enjoy a lavish welcome with a carriage and a banquet and hopes they will sit down and endorse a number of business deals. britain is looking for cash to pay for critical infrastructure projects including a high-speed rail link, airport projects and nuclear power stations. but they might not get the investment for everything on their shopping list. >> i think we are going to get a fair burden signed off, probably not everything but that remains to be seen just how much the chinese want to commit to this country and have to commit to other european countries as well and germany has a big packet for them with a better functioning economy. >> reporter: commitment is what the u k government wants but many are worried they will ignore china's poor human rights
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record to get it and the banquet on tuesday they will confront the president with his country's human rights abuses but overall the all out charm offensive could create a very specific relationship, charlie with al jazeera, london. in the news ahead we look at south africa's justice system as oscar pistorious is released from prison after serving only a year after killing his girlfriend that plus. the growing numbers of urban are struggling to cope with rising energy prices. and stop by the prolific goal scorer on the champion league and joe is here at about ten to the hour with all of your sports. ♪
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mounta mountaino ♪ top stories this news hour and getting confirmation that a 50-year-old israeli man ran over in hebron by a palestinian driver died of injuries coming from an israeli medical source, 50-year-old israeli man ran over by a palestinian driver in hebron who hazard died of injuries. we have palestinians holding rallies in gaza in the occupied west bank amid escalating tension with israel and say a palestinian man shot and killed outside of heshbron and that is separate incident. observatory for human rights 45 killed in a wave of russian air
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strikes in the providence of latakia and includes civilians and a rebel commander. and justin trudeau has won in canada bringing to an end nine years of conservative rule and canada's outgoing minister steven harper is resigning as party leader and look at the tensions between palestinians and israelis because the young palestinian attackers have been male and female and political and apolitical and affluent and poor and have one thing in common knew the consequence of their actions would most likely be death and we have been to occupied east jerusalem to speak with their family and friends. >> reporter: out wordily he seemed like a quiet, sensible teenager, on a saturday morning most school boys of his age would be hanging out with friends but 16 years old is carrying a knife. he wants to kill someone. and this is his attempt.
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he ends up lying in a street of occupied east jerusalem shot dead by security forces and you could not have guessed his intent when he left home, caught here on security cameras. he had looked care free. he may have looked calm but what was going on inside his head? he came from caring parents and a comfortable home. his friends say he had not been indoctrinated or brain washed in any way yet he set out to kill in cold blood. in the events 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 t.v. firstly it was an attack on a woman. which could only be heard but not seen.
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>> translator: he had tears in his eyes. he wouldn't eat or drink well. he was stressed. he always would stay watching t.v. and he was wired and asked me what situation are we in? this shouldn't happen he used to say. we should do something to stop the attacks. >> reporter: baha was very different and he was one of two men in a shooting and stabbing attack on a bus which one man was killed and five people injured. he was politically active, out spoken, a youth worker passionate about education for under privileged and left what he called the ten commandments that included arrangements for his funeral and instruction that no organization should claim he had died in their cause. his best friend says palestinian leaders need to be shaken into change. >> translator: all young people specifically the 90s generation
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those who did not live through the second are strongly pushing to get away from this situation and replace it with direct confro confrontation. >> reporter: many people are convinced that the motivation is given by social media for such attacks. it's the images, not provocation by politicians that are the major influence. it seems the smart phone camera and the internet are as effective as weapons in what is threatening to become an uprising. andrew simmons, al jazeera, in occupied east jerusalem. let's go to ramallah and speak to a palestinian rights activist and cofounder of the boycott sanctions movement and thank you for your time, just listening to that report there what can you tell us your view is on the type of palestinian who is fighting back this time, is it a different sort of movement to what we have seen in
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previous uprisings? >> the main point that is missing in the report is the context. it's a completely de-contextualized report out of frustration and listening to social media and no context of apartheid they have carried on for decades and palestinians, a new generation of palestinians is rising up against the policies of occupation and living undignified lives under injustice and rising up against that, the immediate trigger may have been the continuous desicration and colonize this and oppression and it's a new generation of palestinians who are fed up with racism and occupation and want to live in justice and peace. >> if that i they are protesting of what people have been
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protesting against for years do you see it going the same way, do you think it's the beginning of another protracted uprising? >> there is no way to predict because this particular uprising is mostly led by youth. political parties are way behind the movement the street but there is a major difference this time around, there is an international solidarity movement to boycott the sanctions movement that is raising the price of israel's crime this time around which was not the case during the first of 1987 for example. >> so, i mean, with the palestinian leadership at the moment you said there is sort of a behind the movement and a little out of step, what in your opinion should they be doing? the call for protests today in the occupied west bank but should they be leading those or leading the idea of talks and negotiation? >> well, they should resist.
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their current palestinian official has stopped resisting long ago and has become coopted by israel's regime of occupation as if they are a subcontractor of the occupier. they should resist by all means, diplomatically and sanctions calling on the world to impose sanctions on israel and military embargo on israel as well as south africa and boycotting corporations that are explicit of ethnic cleansing and occupation israel has for decades and not coming out of palestinian officials. >> the problem with carrying on resisting and this is what happens in every palestinian israel conflict we see is we know the israelis will hit back and this case it's with security and it's with roadblocks and searches and all the things, israeli response just by virtue of the country and resources they have can and always will be stronger. >> absolutely. but power is not just measured
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by how many nuclear weapons you have and how many tanks and army personnel. of course israel is far superior when it comes to brute force, nuclear power and so on and no one can deny that but that is not the only form of power, the popular resistance on the streets of palestine inside the west bank gaza including east jerusalem and the 1948 territory is growing because people know that soft power, the kind of power that be sieges israel's oppression can have a lot of impact and the boycott movement is already having an economic impact on israel and denying that and it's absolutely a soft form of power and the former soviet union collapsed and no reason the apartheid can't collapse as well. >> interesting talking to you and we thank you for your time today. now protests are growing in use frail yeah australia over the
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deportation of a pregnant refugee saying she was raped held on the pacific island where they keep refugees trying to enter the country by boat and over shadowing the bid to join the u.n. human rights council as andrew thomas reports now from sidney. >> reporter: bring her back is the demand. she is only known as abian, the 23-year-old somali refugee on the pacific island after reaching australia by boat, she says she was raped while in detention which resulted in a pregnancy. ten days ago the government brought her back to australia to have an abortion only to send her back to naru five days later saying she had changed her mind about terminating her pregnancy. >> following the consultations provided advice she didn't wish to pursue with a termination and as a result was charted from australia back to naru. >> reporter: but that is
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disputed. she says in a letter she just wanted more time to makeup her mind. she never refused an abortion. for most australia the refugees are out of sight, out of mind. most journalists too are ban from visiting the country. but what little is known about her and her plight means her story has cut through. ♪ as well as protests the streets, videos are being shared online. there are petitions too and some opposition politicians have been scathing towards the government. >> there was no scheduled timing for a procedure. >> she did not meet your abortion deadline so that is it and you fly her out of the country, it's pretty harsh. >> reporter: on monday australia launched its bid to sit on the u.n. human rights council. but it's own attitude toward one woman's rights put in the
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spotlight, andrew thomas, al jazeera. the family of the south african athlete oscar pistorious is happy they are home and he will rest although he will continue to serve time and has four years left of a five year sentence after being convicted of killing his girlfriend reeva steenkamp in 2013 and experience of the justice system however is very different from most south africans. >> reporter: seems care free greeting a friend in the street but is the victim of a miscarriage of justice and in prison for 11 years for a murder he didn't commit because he says police forged evidence and he couldn't afford a good lawyer. it took eight years to get a full transcript of his trial, information that should have been readily available and which is essential for an appeal. and he blames police and the prosecutor. >> i have to let the by gones be the by gones and focus on the future and open new patients
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because it's going to be a lot on my shoulders. >> reporter: he was held in the same prison as oscar pistorious but the para olympian can afford the best defense lawyers. oscar pistorious has been released on corrective supervision after serving a fraction of the five-year sentence he received from killing his girlfriend and there is a two tiered justice system here one for the rich and one for the poor. lawyers at the legal resource center have been taking on the cases of impoverished south africans since apartheid. >> a person of means will have and able to afford the lawyers of their choice from private practice versus a poor person with limited access to private legal representation and are worlds apart. >> reporter: also has been let down by the justice system and
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complained to the police about her abusive husband for years before he stabbed their youngest son to death and state appointed lawyer have changed several times and records lost and eight years later he still has not been tried. their oldest son is now in prison for injuring his father in a shooting. >> he killed my son. >> reporter: both cases are extreme but they are not unique in a country where money can mean the difference between freedom and imprisonment, sometimes life and death. tanya page, al jazeera, johannesburg. decision be officials in bangladesh to raise gas prices by 50% is pushing many people to the brink of poverty and add to that the government has raised electricity and water prices. and we report now from dhaka.
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>> reporter: at first glance doesn't fit the profile of bangladesh living in poverty, he has a stable job as a security guard and lives in a two-bedroom apartment in the capitol dhaka but with each passing year he finds it increasingly difficult to pay his bills and a resent rise in gas prices is turning up the pressure on him even more. the bangladesh government raised gas prices for domestic consumers by 50%, for him who earns about $2 a day that is a sizable chunk of his income. >> translator: i'm feeling more tension. i have to work much harder now and i used to work eight hours a day and now i have to work 12 hours, it's a lot of pressure. >> reporter: it's not just gas. electricity and water bills have also increased recently. the government says it has to raise prices because it needs the money to build new power stations. >> you need money to invest here and need money for
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infrastructure and plants and i told you before we are trying to bring this forward and each has plans and cost more than a billion dollars. >> reporter: the government believes its new status as a middle income country means it should be able to charge citizens more for services. but this approach is putting pressure on a growing phenomenon, the urban poor, more than the rural poor but have much higher expenses. in the slums of taka the urban poor pay more per meter than those living in more affluent neighborhoods. >> not only paying more for housing and paying more for example for the water because in many areas the connection, the water connections are not so called legal or and they used to receive the regular sources and
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have to pay more. >> reporter: world bank and knowning a poverty benchmark of $1.90 a day he is on the threshold of extreme poverty, that is not news to him. he has already figured that out from having to borrow $50 every month to pay for the two bedrooms he and his wife share with their six children. al jazeera, taka. sports on the other side of the break and elections to replace blatter as fifa could be delayed and the latest from the emergency meeting in zurich in a minute. ♪
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♪ hello again ranges in zimbabwe struggling to protect elephants from poachers using cyanide and they were killed after drinking poison water and more dead animals have been found and we go to the east province. more than 40 years old and somehow she got separated from her herd and joined this group of buffalos and because of her size she appears to be in charge and the national parks and private game reserves are not safe from poachers and criminals have been putting cyanide in water, salt licks and fruit eaten by elephants, demand for the tusks fuels a multi-billion industry and it's a devastating blow for people on the front
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line protecting wildlife but say they are not giving up. >> if you are down and out and not optimistic you shouldn't be in the industry. obviously listen it's not a great picture that is out there but you know we remain positive in the fact we will keep on fighting and we will keep on protecting and that doesn't matter what it takes. i'm not prepared for give up. we've gone and been on the very hard and long tough journey so far and there is no way we are going to stop. >> reporter: some poachers are caught or killed fighting park rankers but wildlife officials say it's hard to stay one step ahead of the porchers. >> we need now to get into applying sophisticated strategies to track down some of the porchers so the issue of the drones and use of aircraft is something that we are moving towards. appreciate also we have the border on the zambia side in
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boswana and where most of the porchers do come from. >> reporter: national parks say there is not enough money to cope with the nationwide spike in cyanide poison cases and the negative impression they have about zimbabwe has badly effected tourism and tourists are coming but the numbers are not as high as they used to be. some money from tourism helps pay the rangers and feeds the animals and improves security in the area to protect these elephants. the cyanide poison doesn't discriminate, all animals are vulnerable, what is making it even more of a challenge for rangers is they seem to target fewer animals at a time possibly to avoid detection harry with al jazeera, east province, zimbabwe. >> reporter: joe is here to talk sport and fifa is just a mess, isn't it? >> it is and meeting to try to resolve it slightly and members of the executive committee are
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holding an emergency meeting in zurich following the suspension of blatter and from michelle are both serving 90 day suspensions while they are investigated for alleged improper payments and acting fifa president is leading the meeting with pressure mounting on the troubled organization to implement meaningful reform and we are there with lee and what are they expected to be discussing at this meeting? >> reporter: well, the meeting continues and has been going on nearly four hours and high on the agenda is whether to actually take that presidential election fro february the 26th and move it to a later day in the middle of the chaos around fifa and most likely to stick with the date because they want to really push on, get on it with, actually not change the process we've already had in place, and not effect people like prince ali who is already standing and get what they want another football person in place and plenty of people who would want to see someone external and
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not in football before because this is taking place with the back drop of the swiss attorney general and u.s. attorney general investigating, not just individuals but entire tournaments and it's a complete message all the while fifa are talking about what the reform committee is trying to do internal and people are not happy with that. >> prince ali is standing. we are getting close to the deadline for candidates to put themselves forward, has anyone indicated they will run for the top job atrophy -- fifa. >> he is inside the executive committee meeting and i know that he has been going to people in the confederation saying do you think i should stand? but actually he is agonizing over this decision. does he want to stick with his power in asia or the top job in
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world football and all of the attention and all the spotlight that is already bringing him criticism from human rights groups does he want to do that and take that on and can anybody save fifa, this is what he needs to decide and needs to decide quickly. he is in zurich at the moment but needs to decide before the deadline on monday october 26 which is just six days away. >> that is lee weldings there outside fifa headquarters in zurich and you will bring us up to date when you hear developments from the fifa emergency meeting that is taking place. major league baseball playoffs the blue jays could level the american series at two a piece on tuesday follows their 11-8 victory in game three against the kansas city royals and we report. >> reporter: on the day when a new era began for canadian politics, game three of the season american league championship series represented a fresh start for the country's only major league baseball team, 2-1 down in the best of seven
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series against the kansas city royals and monday say the jays playing like a team in the league east in regular season and kevin set the tone with a great catch in the first inning. >> keep this in mind. >> reporter: judging by the reaction of the players it might have changed the entire mood of the series and on monday the mood was definitely one of celebration at the third inning and donaldson had three runs and two and saw toronto out of sight and 9-2 the lead before half the game is completed and got the jay's third and final home run and 10-4 toronto in the fifth and got to the 9th kansas pulled it back a bit 11-8 final score toronto. >> look how the game finished up and it was not an easy game even though we had a big lead.
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>> reporter: the first time in 22 years the blue jays were in danger of going out and hopes of a first world series since 1993 is very much alive, al jazeera. return to action for the champion league and they will have to beat five time leaders of munich to revive the campaign after losing and the emirates and will be aware of the one who scored 22 goals for club and country this season and going into this one having won all 12 of the last competitive matches and the coach believes they need to win in london's favor. >> in this situation they have an advantage because for them it's they have to win and when that happened with these kind of players with this club and history, they are going to make the best as possible.
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>> we have not been at our requested level in the first two games. our focus has been much stronger in the primi league than it has been in europe and the focus needs to be exactly the same in the primi league. >> chased the first points and opponents who beat them play each other in what looks like a balance and they go in search of their first win but they are facing barcelona and chelsea look for victory against an unbeaten kiev with their manager saying he is taking the season a game at a time. >> we need to win matches in the premier league to improve the position and we need to earn points in the champion's league to qualify so that is what we need is to improve the results.
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>> reporter: pakistani cricket empire has been pulled off the ongoing series between india and south africa, the international cricket council said it made the decision after protesters stormed indian cricket's headquarters threatening to prevent him from standing in the fifth one-day match on sunday. the protesters were from the party which blames pakistan for attacks in india. that is all the sport for now, more a little later. >> thank you for that, just before we go they are known as man's best friend but where did dogs actually originate? well today's pooches can trace origins to central asia according to one of the most comprehensive genetic surveys yet and may have evolved what is nepal and mongolia and thought they were derived from wild wolves that were gradually tamed and used by humans for hunting, there we go, learning something, stay with us on al jazeera, another full bulletin from the occupied palestinian territories
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