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>> hello from al jazeera in doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes, tensions flare across the occupied west bank ahead of a visit from the u.n. chief. >> rights groups say russian airstrikes in syria have killed dozen was civilians. >> nine years of conservative rule swept aside. what now for canada? we'll look at the country's new liter, justin trudeau.
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>> a very royal welcome for china's president xi on day one of his visit to the u.k., human rights activists are not happy. >> we begin with developments in israel and the palestinian territories where tensions continue to soar. in the past few hours, there have been protests in the opened west bank. this was of the scene earlier there. rallies, too, in gaza, this demonstration held by women's linked to the islamic jihad. there's been another attack on an israeli soldier, a palestinian man shot dead just outside hebron after he stabbed an israeli soldier. since the beginning of october, 45 palestinians and eight israelis have been killed in violence. these are live pictures coming
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from bethlehem where another protest is on wait, israeli police firing tear gas as protestors now. stephanie decker is in west jerusalem, another day of tension. what's been happening in the last few hours? >> actually, just to update you on news we're getting in in the last 10 minutes, reports of another what they're calling a car ramming incident in the occupied west bank near hebron. details unclear. what we are hearing from an israeli police spokesperson here saying that a soldier's been lightly wounded, but the terrorist as he called it captured. also hearing from other media reports that he might have been -- the palestinian man might have been shot dead. very unclear at the moment, palestinians not saying whether ithis was an accident or purposeful.
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difficult to confirm what happened. we had another incident just a couple of hours ago again near hebron, a car, a settler was killed, israeli settler killed. different reports what happened. some say his car was stoned by palestinians. he then came out and was run over by a truck and apparently the man who was driving the truck, a palestinian handled himself over, saying it was an accident. very confusing picture. what is clear is that it is incredibly tense. there are protests in the occupied west bank. not thousands of people. we are not seeing thousands and thousands of people, but there are tensions. the youth is continuing to protest in jerusalem, also incredibly tense. i've never seen it like this. everyone is suspicious of everyone. people are not going to work, people don't want to go on opposite sides to east jerusalem or west jerusalem, palestinians in east jerusalem will tell you they are being collectively punished for the actions of a few. road blocks are taking them hours to get anywhere, being
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searched, from top to toe, very, very difficult and intense situation at the moment. >> because of this tension, the wheels of diplomacy are being put into motion. the u.n. chief is meeting bolt the israeli prime minister and palestinian president today. can diplomacy be translated into concrete steps on the ground, though? >> >> i think that's a very difficult thing to do at the moment, talking about diplomacy. we had diplomacy before. this is an occupation that's lasted half a century, so the real crux of it is that and that's what the palestinians will tell you, that we see it go up and down in waves over the years. some of them are worse, some less so. we've now come to a point where people will tell you they've never seen it so bad. the question is not whether this is a new intifada but the new status quo that will happen
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here. ban ki-moon will be meeting with the prime minister benjamin netanyahu today, president abbas tomorrow. nothing will really come out of that that is concrete on the ground. more significant, we have the u.s. secretary of state john kerry to try and address the al aqsa mosque compound issue. it's very complex. wins, they really need to take this seriously at the moment. if palestinians don't get a sense that the status quo on the al aqsa mosque compound and there are real steps now to try to give them an end to the occupation they have seen for years and years and years not go anywhere, it's very difficult to see what we're seeing happen now calm down. >> ok, stephanie, thank you very much for that. reporting live from west jerusalem. >> the young palestinian attack ergs have been both male and female, political and
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apolitical, affluent and poor. they knew that the consequence of their actions would most likely be death. we speak to their families and friends. >> outwardly, he seemed like a quiet sensible teenager. most school boys of his age on a saturday morning would be hanging out with friends, but 16 years old, he is carrying 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 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 hadn't been indoctrinated or brainwashed in
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any way, yet he set out to kill in cold blood. >> in the event he didn't kill his victim, this man was taken away with non-life 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. [ screaming ] >> which could only be heard, but not seen. >> he had tears in his eyes. he wouldn't eat or drink well. he was stressed. he'd always stay watching t.v. 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 it attacks. >> one of two men in the shooting and stabbing attack on a bus, one man was killed and
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five people injured. he was politically active, outspoken, a youth worker, passionate about the underprivileged. he left 10 commandments, including funeral arrangements, an instruction to no organization should claim he had died in their cause. his best friend said palestinian leaders need to be shaken into change. >> all young supreme, specifically the generation who did not live through the second intifada are strongly pushing to get away from this no peace, no war situation and replace it with direct confrontation. >> 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 internet are effective as
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weapons in what is threatening to become an uprising. >> in other world news, the syrian observatory for human rights said 45 people including a number of civilians have been killed by russian airstrikes in western syria. it happened in the russian held region. >> airstrikes like these have killed a number of civilians in syria. the government's jets have killed many people since fighting began more than four years ago, but these are part of a recent campaign by the russian military. moscow's defense ministry says they hit workshops an an ammunition depot used by militants in between idlib and latacia. >> rebels are fighting government forces in the region as well as further north on the road towards aleppo. opposition groups say they've destroyed an armored personnel carrier, while the syrian news agency said the government
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retook a number of villages just outside aleppo backed by air cover from russian jets. the violence forced 35,000 people from the region in the last few days. >> at night, there were airstrikes, in the morning rockets and barrel bombs. they are using all kinds of heavy weapons against us. >> they wouldn't have had much of a chance if she'd stayed. this is what's left of the area. activists say most of the victims of the airstrikes, artillery bombardments and barrel bombs are civilians. aleppo is 50 kilometers from the border with turkey and was once syria's financial and industrial hub. it's been want focus of a three way fight between syrian release, regime forces and isil fighters for months. now that russia is involved in a fight from the air, there may be a change in the power on the ground. there's already impact on people living here, as more are forced
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to run from home. >> canada's liberal party swept to power in general elections ending nine years of conservative rule. it's leader, 43-year-old justin trudeau is set to follow his father and become prime minister. opinion polls had shown that the liberals were on track to win but not by such a big majority. we have more. >> it's a new era in canadian politics, the centrist liberal party led by justin trudeau has won a majority. he began the campaign in third place in the opinion polls, but 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 country, my friends, a real change. >> you the result was a sharp
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rebuke for conservative prime minister stephan harper who first came to power 2006. harper has cut government taxes and emphasized national security. he has also been increasingly controversial, he'll resign as conservative leader in the coming days. >> for the second time in 148 years, canadians have chosen a national parliament. tonight's result is certainly not the one we hoped for, the people are never wrong. >> the new democratic party was the biggest loser, dropping seats and down to third place. canadian voters wanted change, and they wanted the liberals to lead them there. >> it reminds us how volatile the canadian public has become. when the campaign began, we had three parties all hovering around 30%. the conservatives didn't budge.
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the liberals went up 12%, 13%, the m.d.c. dropped 12%, 13%. that's the difference. because the election was built around whether people wanted to keep the harper government or not, you really had strategic voting on a massive scale. >> trudeau will now gone with a strong stable majority in ottawa. the same challenges face by stephan harper rear main, low oil price, weakening economy and an uncertain international scene. al jazeera, toronto. >> peggy mason is the former canadian ambassador to the united nations. she joins us from ottawa via skype. thank you for your time. i want to focus on the foreign policy of canada with you and start off with the very sensitive issue of the israeli palestinian conflict. stephan harper maintained a very
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close relationship with the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu and his government. during his time, canada became a full backer of the state of israel and its policies in contrast with its previous position of remaining neutral. how will justin trudeau change perception that canada is pro israel? >> that's a very important question, but just before i go to that, i would like to emphasize that what we will see with the trudeau government is a return to actually what prior to harper was a bipartisan tradition of canada working very hard to be a constructive multi-laterallist, and putting forward diplomatic solutions, so with that as the background, we go to perhaps the most difficult area, one of the most difficult areas for prime minister elect trudeau, that is
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israel-palestinian. he emphasized in the national debate on this issue that he wanted to restore balance to the policy, and that is what he hopes he will do, rather than this very, very black and white hard line position that the harper government had taken. the challenge he faces is that there is a significant component of the liberal party, including very important financial backers who are much more on the right side and much more akin to the harper position, so this will be a big test for prime minister elect justin trudeau's leadership to see if he can deliver on the promise. >> what about the promise to end canada's airstrikes against isil which stephan harper launched as part of the u.s. led coalition.
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if he ends the airstrikes, what will that mean? he wants to stop the airstrikes. how does he address the isil issue and potential threat to canada? >> well, he has argued during the campaign, taken the position that, and i think the experts would back him up completely only, that our participation in the air campaign was very much a toke that participation. very small number of sortees, demonstrating prime minister harper's preference for his approach. prime minister trudeau says we want a constructive approach here. they are going to be keeping the trainers, military trainers on the ground training the peshmerga, they're going to keep them but focus on syrian refugees, promises to bring in
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25,000 refugee, more humanitarian assistance. now what will be interesting to see is whether they will also start to really get behind u.n. backed peace negotiation. trudeau's passion is we will reopen iran, we expect he will want iran at the table. part of the problem is countries like canada saying key players should not be at the table during negotiation. this will be interesting to see whether they focus much more on the diplomatic side. let's face it, the coalition action is not going well. >> the climate conference, peggy mason, is coming up in december in paris and harper's government was criticized for its stance on the environment. how does justin trudeau plan to change that? >> that is going to be a quick test for him. that conference indianapolis coming up so soon. he has emphasized that canada wants to go from being a problem in the climate negotiations to
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part of the solution. however, he said been short on details on exactly, you know, what he really will of emissions canada will commit to and so on. part of that is legitimate. in our system, has he to work with the provinces. i would expect to see an early statement on that, wanting to get together with the provinces, but certainly, he will make it clear that he's coming to paris, wanting to work with other countries to try and reach a very good outcome. >> peggy mason, very good to talk to you. thank you for time. >> there's much more ahead on the al jazeera news hour. reunions for long lost relatives in the koreas. we have the story of a man whose meeting his father for the very first time. >> i'm wayne hay from the philippines where the typhoon continues to dump huge amounts
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of rain. >> fifa's search for its next president continues. the next meeting of football's governing body. >> first, chinese president xi is on the first day of a four day state visit to britain. he was greeted by the queen and took a coach ride with her to buckingham palace. the u.k. is looking for billions of dollars of chinese investment. let's go live to london for us. charlie, a very lavish welcome for the chinese leader. what's on the agenda of this trip? >> it is a welcome if it for a royal. he's currently with his wife touring buckingham palace after that carriage ride with the queen. that mall was lined with thousands of people, many of them pro china supporters, but quite a few human rights
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protestors in there, too, he'll be given the rare honor of addressing both houses of parliament. one private meeting with jeremy corbin, corbin will bring up the issue of china's poor human rights record. then back to buckingham palace for a state banquet with the queen. prince charles is staying away from that dinner. there have been no official reason given, but we think because he is a close friend and supporter of the dalai lama, largely a ceremonial die before the sides sit down for two rounds of talks, covering everything from cyber attacks to human rights. then on to the main reason they're here, which is business investment. >> trade high on the agenda, a lot of deals expected to be signed. what is each side hoping to get out of the other?
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>> the u.k. is hoping to make china its second biggest trading partner within the next 10 years. on this visit, they hope to see $45 billion worth of deals signed off. they're lockin looking for invet in high speed rail, technology, education, so it's obvious what they're looking for. china are going to be developing a closer relationship with an english speaking european country, a closer ally, which is what they are looking for, because it allows greater access to transatlantic feeds in the future. they like the way britain addresses the poor human rights record, behind closed doors, which they say is better etiquette than big public condemnations. it's an approach too subtle for many here. we are seeing the beginning of a
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relationship that is very special, but it could be deeply unequal. >> thank you very much. >> japan's health ministry said a former worker in the fukushima in a nuclear plant has developed cancer. the facility was shut down after severely damaged from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. >> tropical storm kappu damage, we visit the area. >> in the middle of a storm, a warm bowl of soup is a perfect meal. like tens of thousands of others affected by typhoon kappu, these
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children are in an evacuation center providing food and shelter from those forced from their homes. >> right now, we don't have electricity and we lack water. there are many electric poles that were destroyed. >> the philippines gets an average of 20 typhoons a year and while the winds associated with this one dropped quickly as it moved across land, the torrential rain is lingering. >> this storm seems to have caused relatively minimal destruction. with so much rain falling, it remains a major concern in the hills. >> the water may continue to flow down the mountains for sometime, meaning for those living on or below them, the danger of landslides remains. the government is often criticized for preparation and response to natural disasters, but this time, warning systems seem to have worked and the response more coordinated. >> the government's man in charge of the poor reaction to
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typhoon haiyan is now campaigning to be president in next years election and admitted the government needed to improve. >> there have been big changes since haiyan. we have a project that enables local government to act swiftly and earlier now. this has helped to significantly reduce death tolls and injuries. >> many want to see more. christina is in an evacuation center with her family, including her grandson who is becoming sick. she wants to know what the government will do to help in the weeks and months ahead. >> we would just like the government to help us, give us enough money to start rebuilding our homes. we don't have a roof or walls. everything was swept away. >> now, all they can do is wait for the rain to stop and hope they can rebuild as soon as possible. al jazeera, the philippines. >> let's get the latest on storm
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kappu now. any respite in sight? >> we are going to see a lot more rain. the rain is going to continue for at least another two days. a staggering amount of rainfall already. take a look at the satellite picture, 579 millimeters of rain in the space of 24 hours, just to the north. we normally see two millimeters in an entire month, in the month of october. 1,000 milliliters, over a meter of rain has fallen since last thursday. that rain, i'm afraid is set to continue. you can see how it's swirling away about that we are dragging in lots of moisture, pushing in that northwestern corner of the philippines. sustained winds, 85 kilometers per hour. the importance thing is the movement of the storm, seven kilometers per hour,
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gradually making its way further northeast. that's walking pace, brisk walking pace, but only walking pace. it's going to drag its way across the far north, a grassy push up towards taiwan staying out to the east of taiwan. we are going to see more very heavy downpours over the meeting days. you can see how the moisture continues to drift its way in through much of the region. still there, slowly easing through thursday and friday. >> families from north and south korea are meeting each other in a rare reunion at a mountain resort in north korea. the relatives were separated by the korean war. we have this report. >> after waiting, suddenly
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everything is a rush. if the 15 years these reunions have been happening, they developed their slightly chaotic routine. the sense of expectation are everywhere, as are extraordinary personal stories. here's just one. not even seven months married and three months pregnant when her husband left for military training 65 years ago, he never returned. we met her when she arrived for registration. >> back then, we were only just married. we haden't even called each other darling, not even once. >> her now 64-year-old son, desperate, he said to experience his first embrace with both his parents. >> when i was first informed, it was a sense of now i have a father, he's alive. it was a feeling of pride. >> before the meetings came the formalities of border immigration, the frustration for the more than 60,000 applicants still waiting on the southern side alone is that the system exists for all of this to happen more regularly. it all depends on the political climate between the koreas. >> 66,000 remain.
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30,000 are waiting to meet each other. we try our best to make it a regular reunion. >> the long wait for the 400 people on those buses is nearly over. soon they'll meat family members from whom they've been separated for more than 60 years. they'll meet them six times, two hours each time. on thursday, they'll come home, it will all be over, almost certainly forever. al jazeera, on the southern side of the interkorean border. >> stay with us on the al jazeera news hour. still ahead, the leader of france's national front party heads to court, damaging efforts to soften the party's far right image. >> we look at south africa's justice system as oscar pistorius is released from prison just a year into a five year sentence. >> in sport, the latest on the major league baseball playoffs as toronto come back from the brink in their series against kansas city. stay with us.
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>> style forces have used tear gas and water cannon to disperse palestinian protestors in the occupied west bank. a palestinian man was shot dead during one rally near hebron after stabbing an israeli soldier. >> the syrian observatory for human rights say 45 people including civilians have been killed by russian airstrikes in western syria. it happened in the rebel held
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region of the province. >> chinese president xi is on his first day of a four day state visit to britain. he'll address parliament in a few hours. he was greeted by the queen and took a coach ride with her to buckingham palace. >> the tensions in israel and the palestinian territories, earlier my colleague spoke to a seen nor official, asking him whether the leadership is out of step because which its delayed call to take to the streets. >> to the contrary, it's exactly what it has been calling for, this is the strategy, which is a popular resistance that is unarmed, given the momentum, given the viciousness of the israel government made of settlers and extreme right wing national i have the groups who have one plan, the replacement of the palestinian people altogether and annexation of our
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land and property and sacred places. the best mode of engagement with this population is the popular resistance. calling for this for many, many years, this is a moment when the strategy is fully implemented by a nation that knows that the way forward is a popular mass movement on the ground, coupled with political engagements and legal engagements worldwide as we are doing today in the united nations and i.c.c. this is a national moment finding itself in the leadership of yet again another national liberation movement. >> even though there was the talk about breaking off the accords, palestinian authority still has security cooperation with israel. why not break that off? wouldn't that be supporting your people? >> that supreme court cooperation was part of an era of making peace, compromise based on two state solution. that was part of our national
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project for our freedom and independence. we are in a different era. today the security forces are no longer committing to anything and the proof is there is no obstacles being bought on the way between our people, the righteous demands, the righteous uprising and between the israeli occupying forces. >> while there's a diplomatic push for peace. u.n. secretary ban ki-moon has arrived in israel, due to travel to the palestinian territories on tuesday. before his trip, he released a video message calling for leaders to stand firm against violence and incitement. he said both sides should be peaceful voices for change. meanwhile, the u.s. secretary of state john kerry will also meet palestinian and israeli leaders in germany later this week. joining us in the studio is a no one resident senior fellow in the brookings doha center. good to have you with us. as the tensions rise, diplomacy is getting into full swing now, it seems with ban ki-moon
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heading to israel and palestinian territories, john kerry meeting with netanyahu in germany on wednesday. can there be a renewed peace pros now? can the peace pros start over now, less than a year before barack obama ends his presidency? >> i doubt it. american presidents have in the past tried kind of last year piece process gop buts, whether it was bill clinton or george w. bush, it hasn't worked. president obama made a major push on arab-israeli issues without success. you have an israeli government that is if anything even more further to the right than when kerry first made a try and a palestinian authority that seems to have lost its ability to speak for the palestinian
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people. >> does this administration in the u.s. have any leverage today on the israel prime minister, because as we've seen, the relationship between netanyahu and alabama hasn't been a great one. >> netanyahu is not going to do obama any favors. that's for sure. israelis know the american political system well and know obama is a lame duck and he can wait him out. >> you think chances that kerry can succeed in getting the peace pros back on track are very slim, so what happens now? we see tensions flaring every day. does the international community have anything at all that can help ease these tensions? >> i think that unless you have an israel government that's going to seriously engage on the two-state solution, there's not much one can over palestinians to make them leave the streets. palestinians know that past intifadas have led to
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concessions. i think there is a sense that the diplomatic track by itself has run its course, particularly given the nature of this israel government. >> the last incident fat da led to the gaza disengagement. do you think this current israel administration could make concessions if as many say now, we are entering a third intifada, if the violence continues, if we see more deaths on both sides, will the current government make any gestures? >> i doubt this government will make real concessions, but if the cost goes up, the israels will go to the polls and decide whether they want to keep this government or have another that is more willing to negotiate on a two-state solution. >> the palestinians, there seems to be a gap between the palestinian leadership and palestinian people, the youth especially have taken total streets in the last few weeks, who don't seem to believe in their leadership anymore. what is the end game for the palestinians? i mean everyone talks about a two-state solution. is that still a reality?
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will that happen? >> lots of people think that the time for the two-state solution is passed, but it is the only internationally accepted solution to this crisis. it seems to me that the first intifada way back in the late 1980's created a new palestinian leadership and hamas emerged from it. this third intifada does seem to be a really challenge. both the palestinian authority and hamas will have to see if a third leadership can emerge from it. >> thank you for cominging. thank you. >> now on to other news. france's national front leader has appeared before a court, accused of inciting racial hatred. during a meeting with the party supporters in 2010, she likened muslim spraying in the streets to a nazi occupation. give us more, the background of this case. this incident happened back in 2010.
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why has it taken so long to reach the courts? >> that's right. the original challenges were brought back in 2011, a few months after in 2010, it's claimed that she made comments referring to something that was happening at the time in france, in three different towns and cities in france, muslim communities had gone out on to the streets en masse to pray, according to human rights groups and those communities themselves, they say the this was necessary because of a lack of mosque space and prayer rooms. according to people at the rally, she is believed to have likened this in fact to a nazi occupation. she hasn't explicitly denied these allegations. she has compared what the word occupation with a little o. and occupation with a big o., nazi
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occupation means, but when it comes to these allegations themselves, she says they are baseless and the four groups responsible for bringing these charges had to wait sometime until political immunity was lifted on her. she and see member of the european parliament. that was lifted in 2013, when she arrived here at the court, this is what she had to say about the charges she faces. >> those who brought me in front of the court as a blame for a violation of freedom of expression in this country and for preventing a representative of millions of french people from standing up for the value of the individual, i have not committed any crime, and that is what i will tell the court. >> we want to take you live to jerusalem where the u.n. chief ban ki-moon is speaking after meeting with the israeli president. let's listen to what he had to say. >> the conflict, beyond the immediate tensions what is missing is the resolve to
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restore a political horizon for talks and a political process that delivers real results and hope. violence only undermines limited palestinian aspirations for statehood and the longing of israelis for sectarian peace. the status quo is only making things worse. this country has gone on for far too long. we must for the future of our children turn back from this dangerous obvious, safeguard the two-state solution and lead people back into the road towards peace. the united nations and i as the secretary general will continue to support all efforts to create the conditions for a return to meaningful negotiations and a comprehensive and lasting peace.
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thank you. >> mr. general secretary, with your permission i will say a couple of words. >> the u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon speaking alongside the israeli president there in jerusalem. ban ki-moon in the area to try to ease tensions between israelis and palestinians. he said the conflict has gone on too long and says the u.n. supports peaceful negotiation. he will meet benjamin netanyahu and travel on wednesday to the occupied palestinian territories, and also meet the palestinian president mahmoud abbas. >> a pregnant refugee said she was raped while held on a pacific island, where australia keeps refugees trying to enter the country by boat. the case is overshadowing
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australia's bid to join the united nations human rights council. we have this report from sydney. >> bring her back i guess the demands. she's only known as the 23-year-old somali refugee, detained 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 five days later, saying she had changed her mind about terminating her pregnancy. >> i provided advice that she didn't wish to pursue with the termination and as a result chartered from australia back to naru. >> that's disputed. she said in a letter, she just wanted more time to make up her mind. she never refused an abortion. >> for most australians, the
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refugees being held are out of sight, out of mind. most journalists are banned from visiting the country. what little is known about her means her story has cut through. >> as well as protests on the streets, videos are shared on line. there are petitions, too, and some opposition politicians have been scathing toward the government. >> there was no scheduled timing for a procedure. >> she didn't meet your abortion deadline, so that's it, fly her out of the country? it's pretty harsh. >> on monday, australia launched its bid to sit on the united nation human rights council, but it's its own attitude towards one woman's rights that is in the spotlight. >> a court in india has found a former uber driver guilty of rape. he attacked a female passenger in new delhi last december.
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he is convicted of intimidation and kidnapping. he face as possible life sentence. the case caused widespread protest and calls for more to be done to ensure women's safety. >> several south african students have been arrested for blocking an entrance to the university of cape town in protest over higher tuition fees. on monday night, police fired stun grenades at protestors occupying a university building. there have been similar protests at other universities with some classes being suspended. >> staying in south africa, the family of south african athlete oscar pistorius say they are happy he is home under house arrest, but he'll continue to serve his time. has he four years left of a five year sentence after convicted of killing his girlfriend reeva steenkamp in 2013. his experience of a justice system is very different from most south africans.
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>> greeting a friend in the street, he was imprisoned for 11 years for a murder he didn't commit, because he says police forged evidence and every 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. he blames police and the prosecutor. >> i have to let the bygones be the bygones and focus on the future. if i'm going to look from behind, there's going to be a lot on my shoulders. >> he was held in the same prison as oscar pistorius, but the paraolympian can afford the best defense lawyers. >> oscar pistorius has been released on corrective supervision after serving only a fraction of the five year sense for killing his girlfriend. his case always ignited debate
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in south africa that there's a two teared justice system, 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. >> the experience that a person of means will have is able to afford the lawyers of their choice from private practice, and versus a poor person with limited access to private legal representation, and are worlds apart. >> also let down by the justice system, she complained to the police about her abusive husband for years before he starved their younger son to death. the state oh pointed lawyer changed several times, records lost. eight years later, he still hasn't been tried. >> their eldest son is now in prison for injuring his father in a shooting. >> he killed my son. he's out. the other one, my son take.
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>> the cases are extreme buff not unique in a country where money can mean the difference between freedom and imprisonment, sometimes life and death. al jazeera, johannesburg. >> stay with us, still ahead, arsenal aim to stop mine nick's prolific goal scorer tuesday. we'll have more on that in sport in just a few minutes. do stay with us.
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>> welcome back. rangers in zimbabwe are struggling to protect elephants against poachers using sigh night. 300 elephants were killed after drinking poisoned water. this year, dozens more dead animals have been found. we have a report from zimbabwe east province. >> more than 40 years old, somehow she got separated from her herd and joined this group of buffaloes. she appears to be in charge. but she and other elephants in the national parks and private game reserves aren't safe from poachers. criminal syndicates have been putting cyanide in water, salt licking and fruit eaten by elephants. the demand for their turks fuels a multi-billion dollars industry. it's a devastating for those trying to protect wildlife. they say they are not giving up.
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>> you've got to be optimistic. if you are down and out and not optimistic, you shouldn't be in the industry. it's not a great picture that's out there, but we remain positive in the fact that we will keep on fighting and keep on protecting. doesn't matter what it takes. i'm not prepared to give up. we've gone, you know, we've been on the very long tough journey so far, and there's no way we are going to stop. >> some poachers caught or killed fighting park rangers, but wildlife officials say it's hard to stay one step ahead of the poachers. >> we need now to get into applying sophisticated strategies to take down some of these, poachers so the use of drones and aircraft is something that we are moving towards. drones, appreciate also that we have a porous border. on the zambian side and botswana. this is where most of the poachers do come from.
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>> national parks say there isn't enough money to cope with the nationwide spike in cyanide poisoning cases. the tourism industry is affected. >> some of the money from tourism helps pain the rangers, feeds these animals and tries to improve security in the area to protect these elephants. >> the cyanide poison doesn't discriminate. all animals are vulnerable. making it more of a challenge for rangers is poachers seem to target a few animals at a time, possibly to avoid detection. al jazeera, zimbabwe. >> time for sports now. >> the elections to decide the next president of fifa will go ahead as planned. the meets was made in headquarters an tuesday. it was the first time the executive exit tee met since the
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suspension of president seth blatter. blatter and u.s. president are serving 90 day bans for improper payments. lee wellings has more. there may be decisions that the presidential election will go ahead as planned. with everything that's happened, is that a surprise and what other decisions did they make? >> despite the incessant turbulence, this was the course of action they were most likely to take. people not only want this election to go ahead, not just people trying to stand for the election or supporting people who might try to stand, but fifa want to get some sense of normalcy back from this incredible crise. therefore, if they had decided to push it back further, there's still this complete chaos. they wanted to push ahead with it. i think where they'll take it from here now is with all of the problems around fifa, is
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actually really looking for other things that have come out of this meeting, the transparency they say is so important. these are things that fifa are keen to promote now. michael platini will think the door is ajar to come back in after suspension of 90 days and maybe stand for the election. i think he's so discredited now, he will find it difficulty and he was the favorite. >> we are getting close to the deadline for candidates to put themselves forward. has anyone else indicated they are keen to run for the top job at fifa? >> yes, i've been speaking to people close to the president of the asian football confederation from bahrain. he wants to stand. he wants to take that step up from being the big football figure in asia to the big figure in world football, but the spotlight that will bring on him and on boo rain, there are
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already human rights groups saying their peace about the sheik. he has to decide whether he needs to. if he actually goes for this, he will be the clear favorite. he's got to make the decision quickly, just the deadline for candidates is on monday cominging just six days' time. >> thanks very much. >> the toronto blue jays could level the series at two appease. it follows their 11-8 victory in game three against the kansas city royals. we have this report. >> on the day when a new era began for canadian politics, game three of the season of the american league championship series represent add fresh start for the country says only major league baseball team. 2-0 down, monday finally saw the jays playing like the team that finished top of the american
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league east in regular season. setting the tone with a great catch, from the reaction of toronto's players, it may well have changed the entire mood of this series. the mood was one of celebration after the third inning. homers so you toronto effectively out of sight, 9-2 their lead even before half the game was completed. the third and final home run made it 10-4 toronto in the fifth. by that the bottom of the ninth, kansas city pulled it back to bit. >> we were down 2-0. we realized that. you couldn't tell we were down 2-0 in the clubhouse. unbelievably confident group that we have and to go out there and to see the bats be swung like they were and to see the defense right behind me, just looking to carry this momentum
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into the next couple games. >> in the playoffs, the blue jays were in real danger of going out, but the manner of this win means their hopes of a first world series since 1993 look very much alive. >> fifa returned to action for the uefa champions league. the gunners host the emirates. 22 goals scored for club and country this season, this one having won all 12 of their loft competitive matches. their coach believes arsenal's desperate need to win could work in londoner's favor. >> in this situation, they have an advantage, because for them, they have to win. when that happens with this kind of players within this club with
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its history, they are going to make the best as possible. >> >> another quick look at some of tuesday says other matches, barcelona go to belarusian. >> between matches, between matches, we need to improve our position. we need to win points in the champions league to qualify, so that's what we need is to improve the results. >> that is all the sport for now. more later. >> more news coming up shortly on al jazeera, including the latest israel. we're back in just a few minutes.
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tensions flair across the occupied west bank as the u.n. chief visits and calls for an end to the violence between israelis and palestinians. ♪ hello, you are watching al jazeera, live from our headquarters in doha. also ahead. rights groups say russian air strikes in syria have killed dozens of civilians in latakia. what now for canada, we'll take a look at the country's new leader.