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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. and a very royal welcome to
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china's president 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 sore. in the past few hours there have been protests in the occupied west bank. this was the scene a little earlier there. rallies too in gaza. this demonstration was held by women linked to the armed group, islamic jihad in support of a palestinian uprising, and there has been another attack on an israeli soldier, a palestinian man was shot dead after he stabbed the soldier. since the beginning of october '45 palestinians and 8 israelis have been killed in the violence. but there is a push for peace. u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon has held talks with the israeli president in jerusalem.
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he is due to meet with the prime minister, benjamin netenyahu later, and then travel to the palestinian territories on wednesday. ban ki-moon has warned of the consequences of failing to resolve the crisis. >> my visit reflects the sense of global alarm at the dangerous escalation and violence between israelis and palestinians. i'm here to encourage and support all efforts to lower tensions and prevent the situation from spinning out of control. i want to stress my condolences to the families and loved ones of all of the victims of the hostilities and terrorist attacks. no society should have to live in fear. no society can afford to see its youth suffer in hopelessness. if we do not act fast, the dynamics on the ground may only get worse with the serious repercussions in and beyond
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israel and palestinian. >> let's now speak to al jazeera's andrew similar mons who is in bethlehem for us. tell us about what has been happening. >> reporter: there have been something like 500 protesters, all demonstrating on this area, this street right beside the separation wall. it is a spot that has been used a lot for violent protests. that white week is a water cannon. it was about to start shooting water all over the protesters, a short time ago. now the protesters have moved around the corner en masse in a very large area. they have been tear gassed and there's a stand off going on right now.
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it's possible they will return later on. but there has been a particularly bad aura to what has gone on so far in the occupied west bank. on one protest, just outside hebron, there were a number of protesters there, and one of them actually went towards a soldier allegedly tried to attack the soldier. he was shot dead by other soldiers, and he was -- his body was taken away and by the protesters and put in a red crescent ambulance. so the body -- it's quite rare this happens, but the protesters have taken that body away. and also there have been two incidents of car crashing into jewish settler. one settler died. it's unclear of the exact circumstances of these two incidents. in the first one, the driver didn't stop.
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he went away. he then went, according to reports to the palestinian police and said it was an accident, explained it was an accident apparently the police do think the first one was an accident. the second one, again, the event is unclear. it was just south of bethlehem from here. between bethlehem and hebron, in that incident in which two settlers were injured the driver was shot dead. >> we're seeing diplomacy in action now with ban ki-moon in jerusalem today. he will meet the israeli prime minister and travel to the palestinian territories, i understand. >> reporter: that's right. this is the first active sign on the ground of international involvement. and it should actually start the momentum for the john kerry talks, which are expected either on wednesday or thursday in
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berlin. that's with netenyahu on the sidelines of a meeting the israeli prime minister is having with angela merkel. from there on there will be talks apparently yet to be fully confirmed with the palestinian president. that is a meeting which will be bilateral, it's thought, and the king of jordan will also have talks with the u.s. secretary of state, and the state department is saying a number of other figures will meet john kerry as well. but as to whether or not there will be any progress or break through in trying to sort this security crisis out is highly unclear in the sense that no one is really sure of what sort of initiative can take place. there has been suggestions that there could be some international element to supervising the so-called status quo on the al aqsa mosque compound, but israel has made it quite clear, certainly by its
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actions against france in pulling his ambassador, dressing him down yesterday, certainly israel has been clear that it does not even want to talk about the possibility of international observers going into place on the al aqsa mosque compound. so right now it is stalemate politically, and down right dangerous on the streets. >> andrew simmons in bethlehem for us. thank you very much. the syrian observatory for human rights says at least 45 people, including a number of civilians have been killed by russian air strikes in western syria. it happened in the region of latakia province. >> reporter: air strikes 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 russian campaign. moscow's defense ministry said
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they hit workshops and an ammunition depot of what it calls militants. rebels are fighting government forces in the region as well as further north on the road towards aleppo. opposition groups say they have destroyed an armored personnel carrier. while the syrian news agency says the government retook a number of villages just outside aleppo. the violence has forced 35,000 people from the region in the last few days. >> translator: at night there were air strikes in the morning there were rockets and barrel bombs. they are using all kinds of heavy weapons against us. >> reporter: this is what is left of the area. activists say most of the victims of the air strikes and barrel bombs are civilians. aleppo is only 50 kilometers from the border with turkey, and
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was once syria's financial and industrial hub. it has been the focus of a three-way fight for months. [ explosion ] >> now that russia is involved in a fight from the air, there may be a change in the power on the ground. there is already an impact on people living here as more of them are forced to run away from home. caroline malone, al jazeera. now slovenia is one of the countries dealing with mass influx of refugees. many from syria. is expected to change their defense laws to allow the army to guard the border. justin trudeau's liberal party has won a majority in canada's general election. trudeau's victory brings to an end nearly a decade of
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conservative rule. [ cheers and applause ] >> this is what positive politics can do. this is what a positive hopeful -- hopeful vision and a platform and a team together can make happen. [ cheers and applause ] >> canadians -- [ cheers and applause ] >> 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. [ cheers and applause ] peggy mason is a former canadian ambassador to the united nations. she says trudeau faces a tough challenge when it comes to foreign policy. >> what we will see with the trudeau government is a return to actually what prior to harper
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was a bipartisan tradition of canada working very hard to be a constructive multi-lateralists in putting forward diplomatic solutions. so with that as the background we go to one of the most difficult areas for prime minister elect trudeau, and that is israel-palestinian. he emphasized that he wanted to restore balance to the policy, and that is what he hoped he will -- he will do, rather than this very, very black and white hard line position that the harper government had taken. but the challenge he faces is that there is a significant component of the liberal party, including -- including very important financial backers, who are much more on -- much more on the right side, and much more akin to the harper position.
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so this will be a big test. >> families from north and south korea have met during a rare reunion at a mountain voter in north korea. the relatives have not seen each other for more than 60 years. harry fawcett reports. [ applause ] >> reporter: in a hotel just north of the border that splits north korea from south and their people from each other, deepest emotions locked up for decades rush forth. the prevailing one is love. brother to sister. parent for child, and husband for wife. this woman was three months pregnant when her husband disappeared during the korean war. she has brought their son. at 64 meeting his father for the first time. we met mother and son preparing for their journey south of the border. >> translator:back then we were only just married. he hadn't even called each other
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darling, not even once. >> reporter: more than 66,000 south koreans are on the list of applicants, 63,000 have died waiting. the system exists for all of this to happen more regularly. it all depends on the political climate between the koreas. >> 66,000 remain, about 33,000 are inside meeting each other. we have tried our best to make it a regular rendezvous. >> reporter: it's hard to imagine the emotional impact of these meetings, coming as they do after decades of waiting. and they are so fleeting, just six such meeting lasting two hour's each, and then it will be all over, and given the divided nature of these two countries, there's a high likelihood this will be the last chance these people will ever have. whole lives distilled into brief
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conversations, no second chances to get these moments right before they too become memories. still to come on al jazeera, the leader of france's national front party heads to court. i'm wayne haye reporting from the philippines where the former typhoon continues to dump rain on the island of louson. the only way to get better is to challenge yourself,
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israeli forces have used tear gas and water cannon to disperse palestinians protesters in the occupied west bank. a palestinian man was shot dead after stabbing an israeli soldier. syrian observatory for human rights says at least 45 people, including a number of civilians have been killed by russian air strikes in western syria. it happened in latakia province. and justin trudeau's liberal party has won a majority in canada's general election. it brings to an end nearly nine years of conservative rule. more now on our top story and the tensions between israelis and palestinians. the young palestinians who have attacked israelis have been both male and female, political, and apolitical, affluent and poor.
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>> reporter: outwardly this seemed like a quiet sensible teenager. on a saturday morning, most schoolboys of his age would be hanging out with friends. but at 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 carefree. 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 any way, yet he set out to kill? cold blood. in the event he didn't kill his victim, this man was taken away
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with non-life threatening injury. his mother noticed a few days before that his son has been effected by what he has seen on tv. firstly it was an attack on a woman. [ screaming ] >> reporter: which could only be heard, but not scene. >> translator: he had tears in his eyes. he wouldn't either drink well. he was stressed. he would always stay watching tv. he was worried. and he asked me what situation are we in? this shouldn't happen, he used to say. we should do something to stop the attacks. >> reporter: this man was very different. he was one of two men in a shooting and stabbing attack on a bus in which one man was killed and five people injured. he was politically active, outspoken, a youth worker, passionate about education for the under privileged he left ten
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commander -- commandments that includes instructions for her funeral. his best friend says palestinian leaders need to be shaken into change. >> translator: all young people, specifically the generation that did not live through the second intifada are strongly pushing to get away from this situation. and replace it with direct 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 smartphone camera, and the internet are as effective as weapons, in what is threatening to become an uprising. chinese president xi jooe ping is on the way to a four-day
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visit in the u.k. the u.k. is looking for billions of dollars of chinese inve investments. tell us what is on the agenda of this four-day visit. >> reporter: well, after that carriage ride he is currently touring around buckingham palace with the queen. he will then address both houses of parliament. and then he will have a meeting, that could be tense because [ inaudible ] has vowed to bring up the poor human rights records. and then an event with the queen. we know he is a long time friend and supporter of the dalai lama, but there's been no official
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reason for the prince to stay away from the event. this really is about investment and trade in britain, they will be sitting down to planned talks, which will discuss everything from cyber attacks to perhaps human rights abuses, but really they are here to talk business. >> talk business and billions of dollars are on the table. what is each side hoping to get out of the other. >> it's obvious that britain is hoping to make china their second biggest trade partner within the next 10 years. some $45 billion worth of trade and investment should be signed off on. there is also going to be some talk of cooperation, but what cha nigh gets out of this, is they are looking for a closer english-speaking ally in europe. in that could be us. but they also like the way that
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the u.k. has approached them when it comes to those issues of cracking down on political dissidence, they have been doing it behind closed doors, rather than doing it publicly. but it is an unequal relationship that seems to be developing. one of britain looking desperately for the cash that china can provide. >> charlie thank you very much indeed. japan's health ministry says a former worker after the fukushima plant has been diagnosed with cancer. he is believed to be the first worker to get a cancer-related illness linked to the disaster. the fukushima plant was shut down after the damage from a 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
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a court in india has found a uber driver guilty of rape. he faces a possible life sentence. the case called wide-spread protests and calls for more to be done to ensure women's safety. tropical storm copu has caused wide-spread damage in the philippines. >> reporter: in the mountains of northern luzon in the middle of a storm, a warm bowl of soup is a perfect meal. like tens of thousands of other people affected by the typhoon, these children have come to an evacuation center set up in a school. it is providing food and shelter for those forced from their homes. >> right now we don't have electricity and we lack water. there are many electric posts
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that were destroyed. >> reporter: the torrential rain is lingering. so far this storm seems to have caused relatively minimal destruction, but with so much rain falling, it remains a major concern in the hills. the water may continue to flow down the mountains for sometimes. meaning the danger of landslides remains. the government is often criticized for its preparation and response to natural disasters, but this time warning systems seem to have worked and the response has been more coordinated. this man was the government's man in charge of the poor reaction to typhoon haiyan which killed more than 6,000 people two years ago. now he is campaigning to be president. and admits the government needed to improve.
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>> translator: since haiyan we have a program to allow local governments to act swiftly. this as significantly helped to reduce injuries. >> reporter: christina is in an evacuation center with her family, including her grandson. >> translator: we would just like the government to help us. give us enough money to start building our homes. everything was swept away. >> reporter: now all they can do is wait for the rain to stop and hope they can rebuild as soon as possible. wayne haye, al jazeera, the philippines. france's national front leader has appeared before a court. she is accused of inciting racial hatred. during a meeting in 2010, le pen
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likened muslims praying in the streets of france to the nazi occupation. she faces a year in prison and a fine of $15,000 if found guilty. neave barker has more. >> reporter: the charges date back to 2010 when marine le pen was vying for leadership for the party. the comments were not caught on camera, but according to eyewitnesss, she compared prayers being held out on the streets in three french cities by members of those cities muslim communities as being like a nazi occupation. according to the human rights groups involved in bringing this case against marine le pen these muslim communities were holding prayers outside purely because of a lack of mosque space in order to worship. she has responded to the allegations angrily indeed. she believes there is no basis in them whatsoever.
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when she arrived here earlier this is what she had to say. >> translator: those who brought me in front of the court are to blame for a violation of freedom of expression in this country, and for preventing a representative of millions of french people for standing up for the values of the individual. i have not committed any crime. and that is what i will tell the court. >> reporter: it has been a long road for the four different organizations that have brought charges against marine le pen, they are made up of anti-racist groups and human rights organizations, they originally tried to bring charges in 2011, but they were dropped by this court. it was only after she lost political immunity that these charges were able to be brought. according to marine le pen's lawyer, the organizations who are responsible for bringing these charges don't have any legal right to do so. but if indeed she is found
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guilty, she could end up facing a year in prison or a fine of $50,000. her supporters say that this is a political smear campaign, deliberately designed to undermine her and her support base ahead of regional elections in december, but marine le pen has her sites set on a bigger prize, the presidential election in two year's time. the case continues. a verdict is expected later in the month. members of the fifa executive committee have confirmed they will hold a presidential election on february 26th. blatter and pa teeny were not at the meeting. now they are known as man's best friend, but where did dogs actually originate. today's pooches can trace their origins to central asia.
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researchers say they may have evolved somewhere near what is now nepal and mongolia. they looked at the dna from strays. it's thought dogs originally derived from wild wolves that were gradually tamed and used by humans for hunting. more news on our website, of course, ♪ a new course north of the border, justin trudeau now leading canada's government. what the biggest political change in a decade will mean for the u.s. a stabbing attack sparking new tensions in the occupied west bank. the u.n. secretary general making a surprise visit to that region. a florida