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> two palestinian teenagers are shot dead in the occupied west bank. u.n. chief ban ki-moon is calling for calm. welcome to al jazeera. here from doha, in the next half hour... ..a new prime minister and a new foreign policy. justin trudeau sells president obama that he is withdrawing canadian fighters from i.s.i.l. and iran russia and u.s. agree an
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aerial bombing in syria. a clean up under way in the philippines as the death toll rises to 26 israeli security forces say they have shot a palestinian woman for allegedly attempting a stabbing attack in the occupied west bank. she's been taken to hospital. on tuesday, five palestinians were killed in the latest violence in the occupied territories. three weeks now, there has been daily clashes between israeli soldiers and palestinians, 50 palestinians and nine israelis have been killed since the start of the october. the israeli government has clamped down on security, increasing search powers, protests against israeli occupations triggered by concerns over access over the al-aqsa mosque compound. the u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon is in jerusalem and is
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calling for calm. andrew simmonds reports from the occupied west bank. >> reporter: the grim aftermath after another shooting in hebron, what is called an attack on soldiers. two people shot dead, a soldiers injured. this an a day of attacks and protests on the streets of the occupied west bank. 10 minutes drive from ramallah where ban ki-moon is meeting the palestinian president on wednesday, this is the message from the youth. goading each other. it's potentially a lethal cat and mouse game. soldiers versus protestor in the occupied west bank. this woman, who left her children at home to come here, says throwing stones is the only way to express herself. >> this is not real life. it's not life only for israelis,
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palestinians, if you are palestinians, you have no right. you have no right to travel. you have no right to have hope in this right. -- in this life. >> reporter: in bethlehem, israeli soldiers clash d w large crowds of demonstrators now driven back to the separation line. in the distance. so with a barrage of tear gas, the israeli army holds its ground. this is the spot protesters were trying to get to. bethlehem's separation wall. a landmark of occupation. the tear gas barrages were relentless, and the bullets
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batton rounds, were the main cause of injuries the protesters hit back. there were only a few that broke through, one with a molotov cocktail. it landed besides the al jazeera tripod. we managed to move a meter away before it ignited. the man responsible made a run for it. soldiers fired rounds, one hitting a leg. these young palestinians continue the protest every day and every night. they say they'll never give up it seems the u.n.'s appeal for calm has not had impact. a strike has been called in hebron on wednesday. stephanie dekker has more. >> the u.n. secretary-general's visit, significant in the sense that it shows a heightened concern about what is happening here. i don't think we expect changes on the ground to happen from his visit.
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he'll meet with the palestinian president mahmoud abbas on wednesday. but he has been meeting with the israeli prime minister. they issued a joint statement. this is some of what they had to say. >> israelis and palestinians stand on the brink of another catastrophe, period of violence. we need to stop it escalating into conflict, with regional implications. we must create conditions for meaningful negotiations, that will end the occupation and realise the aspirations of both people's. >> in the face of this terrorism, israel is acting as any democracy would to defend its citizens. we are not - i repeat - we are not using excessive force. if the international community wants to end the bloodshed and the violence, i believe it must affirm israel's commitment to the status quo on the temple
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mount, it must support israel's right to self-defense, and must hold president mahmoud abbas accountable for his dangerous words. >> that goes to show the polarization when it comes to when you listen to what the israeli narrative is, and the palestinian narrative. what is significant is the visit of u.n. secretary of state john kerry, in germany expected to meet the israeli prime minister there. he'll meet with president abdullah. and palestinian president mahmoud abbas, to figure out a way to instill confidence, to apiece a volatile situation. key to that, muslim prayer access to the al-aqsa mosque compound. it is something that is triggered the wave of violence that we have seen. concern amongst palestinians, that israel wants to change the status quo, allowing them to pray on the site. they say there is increasing groups of right wing jews
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accessing the site, and inflammatory rights from members of the cabinet. israel says it has no intention of changing the status quo. the key question is how does the diplomatic push translate to confidence on the street to appease what is a sensitive and volatile situation. canada has a new prime minister and a foreign policy prime minister. justin trudeau says the victory proves that canada had to reclaimed its liberal identity and is back on the world stage. >> reporter: his stirring election victory behind him. justin trudeau is getting ready for government. first a rally to thank supporters that gave him his majority. among the promises that he made, that got him here, a withdrawal of fighters aircraft by the u.s.-led bombing
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campaign against i.s.i.l. in iraq and syria. >> i spoke with president obama, we talked about canada's continued engagement as a strong member of the coalition against i.s.i.l. i committed that we'd continue to engage in a responsible way. he understands the commitments made around ending the combat mission. >> mr justin trudeau didn't say when he may be able to bring the canadian war planes home from the middle east. much negotiation lays ahead to keep the promise. as well as improving relations with the united states. >> today... >> stephen harper committed canadian fighter jets to the u.s.-led air campaign, justin trudeau said canada shouldn't be in combat, but providing humanitarian aid and training. as a spokesperosn welcomed the result. it was clear that the president obama administration did not want changes in the coalition. >> they made an important contribution and we are
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appreciative of them lending their talent and skill and expertise to that effort. we hope that we can continue to count on their ongoing support for this important mission. >> reporter: as world leaders tweet congratulations to mr trudeau and the world's media watches, foreign policies, climate change and energy policy are looming large. there are two questions you can imagine - one is do you mean you don't want to help us what -- with i.s.i.l., and do you expect to do anything on keystone xl and the export more generally. he is in a tough spot. >> reporter: many canadians voted. he promised to reduce greenhouse gas emissions particularly headed into the summit this year. the oil in the tar sands is vital to the any and in every area of engagement. there are tough decisions ahead
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the u.k.-based syrian observatory for human rights said 300 people have been killed by russian air strikes against syria. a third of victims was civilians. russia and the u.s. agreed on rules and restrictions to reduce accidents. both are conducting bombings in campaign. rosalind jordan has the details now from washington d.c. >> reporter: washington u.s. military officials signed a memorandum of understanding that basically spells out how their aircraft can interact or not interact. as far as specifics are concerned, the russians don't want the details out. it's not clear whether it's for security or political reasons at home. that said, the u.s. and russia will not coordinate air operations against i.s.i.l. targets inside syria, and the syrian government is not a party to the deal. that said, there'll be some
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level of communication between the russians and the u.s.-led coalition as they carry out their operations in syria. there'll be a reiteration of the so-called rules of the road or rules of air space basically reaffirming that russian and american pilots are going to practice good airmanship. that they are going to behave in a way that does not pose a threat to the other side. the fear, of course, here in washington, is that some sort of lack of communication could lead to a mid-air collision or confrontation, something that the u.s. did not want. even though they are not releasing details, they are pleased that the agreement has been signed in the philippines a areas hit hard by tropical coppu.
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the tropical storm made land fall. 26 were killed. 300,000 others forced into evacuation centers. wayne hay has more. >> the storm is off the northern coast of the island of luzon. but the effects are felt in many areas, in the formality of heavy rain. it's lighter, less intense. some areas still experiencing the rain fall. here, the rainfall was huge. in a 20 hour period, it received two months worth of rain. remarkably it coped very well. there was some flooding, but the water has receded. while the effects of the storm are diminishing the danger level is there, and the biggest danger at the moment is the threat of landslides. this is a mountainous part of the country, because so much rain fell. there's a danger that we could see the landslides occurring. the government is busy trying to get people in evacuation centers
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not to rush back to their homes. if they live in the danger areas, rather they stay in the evacuation centers for longer. so they do not go home and put themselves in danger should the land slides occur. >> still to come, slovenia sends help to the border to help refugees hoping to find a safe haven. and suicide or something more sinister, a british journalist found dead in mysterious circumstances in istanbul.
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>> governments secretly paying ransoms. >> we were told never to disclose that they actually paid. >> are they saving lives or putting more at risk?
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welcome back, a reminder of the top stories on al jazeera. israeli security forces shot a palestinian woman accused of attempting a stabbing attack. in a separate incident, two palestinians have been shot dead after alleged knife attacks in hebron. palestinian leaders called for a strike on wednesday in a show of solidarity for the vic sills. cannes tea adds new prime minister elect justin trudeau his his election victory proves his country is back on the world stage. canada plans to withdraw fighter jets from the coalition fighting i.s.i.l. and the iraq and syria clean up operations in the philippines after the tropical cyclone hit. 26 people have been killed.
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aid agencies warn that hundreds of thousands of people in tiaz need help assistance. the government agreed to talks with the houthi rebels, the fighting continued on the ground. >> reporter: people in yemen are afraid to seek shelter in their homes. this used to be a bedroom. residents say it was shelled by houthi forces. in the hotly contested city of tiaz, nowhere seems safe. clashes and saudi arabia-led strikes conditioned tuesday. thousands were killed. the dire situation for millions of people is deteriorating. the world health organization says hundreds of thousands of civilians need life-saving medicines, food, safe water and fuel. humanitarian and health needs are increase of course, and the limited response is not enough.
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yemen's government insists that it has made gains, but it has not been able to declare houthi forces loyal to the president. the humanitarian situation is made worse by the blockades set up by the warring side. there's hope that the government agreed to take place in talks. they are expected in the next few weeks. >> in a place there has been calm, the university opened the doors after six months, there's damage. but people are hoping to return. >> translation: if we can't go back to university, we will not be able to go back in the future. the current situation doesn't allow us to get close to buildings because of security threats. it's not just security threats, rebuilding what has been destroyed is a major challenge. >> the time has come to start
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working. the biggest challenge is development. we got rid of fascist houthi force, but now we need to invest in development. i believe education is born out of develops. >> small signs of life provide hope, but millions wait for basic humanitarian aid the u.n. refugee agencies says more than half a million refugees reached greece by see. the u.n. described it has a dramatic milestone and a spike in the numbers arriving, saying many are trying to reach europe before the winter arrives. the number who crossed the mediterranean is 643,000. more than 3,000 of them have died. nearly all of those who arrive in greece head north to macedonia and serbia. for most, the eventual goal after hundreds of miles of
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walking is to reach germany. the parliament passed legislation giving the army more power to help police guarding the border. many there are desperate to continue their journey to austria. paul brennan reports. >> reporter: their progress has been hampered by bad weather and official restrictions. pressures of numbers reached critical mass. from the refugee camp from the slovenian side, more than 2,000 men, women and children gave up waiting and streamed down the hill. >> we told them we can't to go. we don't want anything. just we want to go, to complete our journey. >> austrian soldiers and police strung a barrier across the road. translators used megaphones to appeal for calm. the atmosphere was anything but calm. as the pressure grows, so does the impatience. this group walking down the
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street. they are not registered. they are trying to push their way through. clearly it is not going to see, but you can see the authorities have difficulty maintaining order. the breaking point, an arrival on tuesday, of hundreds of refugees to a border camp hosting 2,500 people. until then the camp was orderly with police, charities, and others combined to provide food and warm clothes. >> these people came to my heart. i emptied my closet. i took all the children's stuff. i have a small child. and bring them here, bought them here to help people because they are wet. >> slovenia, a country of 2 million people says it cannot cope as the numbers arriving from croatia outstrip the numbers allowed onward to austria, in response, slovenian police reinforced their capabilities.
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and brought wry at vehicles to patrol along the croatian boarder. austria denied restricting numbers. and police say they are protesting refugees as quickly as it allows. >> we want them to have aid, food, so that they can sleep somewhere in austria, and there's no limitation of the people we get from slovenia. we need a correct - all the correct form. >> correct procedure. >> correct procedure to get them. this is the problem. >> the police don't lack compassion, but it seems the system cannot keep up with the reality. >> for this group. the journey is almost over, they are boarding coaches, they'll be taken into austria once they are processed for their preferred place, germany. >> colleagues of a british journalist found dead at an istanbul airport are calling for an inquiry. turkish police released this
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footage. of jacky sutton's last moments. she is seen on the left of the screen with a backpack. circumstances of her death are unclear. turkish media reports say she was found hanged. jacky sutton had been working for the institute for war and peace, report, and was on her way to iraq to lead a project. susan hutchinson is a former colleague from the australian national university and doesn't believe the reports of suicide. >> it's heart-breaking. jacky was a professional, a fiercely passionate woman and a dear friend of mine. she's a great loss to advocacy, a human rights defender working on women's rights in the context of war and conflict. a great loss to human tip. >> i don't believe the statement around her having hanged herself by her shoelaces in a toilet cubicle, i don't believe that is it plausible. i hope we can get an independent
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inquiry into the circumstances of her death, and that can be transparent . >> mexico agreed to widen an investigation into the disappearance of 43 students more than a year ago. the government is giving independent experts more time, but have blocked the groups from directly questioning military troops about the case. britain's queen elizabeth welcomed china's president xi jinping, the first visit in 10 years. xi jinping is negotiating trade deals. we have this report from london. >> reporter: britain rolled out the red carpet for president xi treating him to a procession with the queen through london, and a royal gun salute by tour bridge.
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at the start of the 4-day visit he was given the rare honour of addressing both houses of parliament. >> parliamentarians are the cream of a society. i bid you well as we chinese say, to skill higher, to see further. i hope you will continue to promote the u.k.'s relations with china, strengthen friendship and support cooperation. i hope you build a bridge of understanding and cooperation to create a brighter and promising future for our bilateral ties. >> a largely ceremonial days before the two sides get down to business. the ministers expect xi jinping to endorse more than $45 billion in deals. as they look for cash, trail if projects, for high speed transport. and power stations. >> there'll be big announcements, i have no doubt in terms of energy, infrastructure, health and finance. a wide range of sectors, it's a chance for him and a big team of ministers to engage with us at lots of different levels.
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but not everyone wants a closer relationship with china, protesting outside buckingham palace were human rights groups anxious that the u.k. is putting money before morals. >> in the last three years since he came to pass, since he assumed the presidency, there's an alarming situation in human rights. there's a crackdown on human rights activists, lawyers, critics. several hundred have been arrested. many do not have access to lawyers. >> rounding off the event on tuesday a banquet in buckingham palace, where talks of human rights is unlikely to be a topic of communication. >> president xi will visit a football club and make a trip to manchester. where david cameron hopes ta make a joint announcement into a venture. both sides hope that these few days could mark the beginning of a golden era in their relationship
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french national front leader marie le pen appeared before a court this lyn, accused of inciting national hatred. during a meeting with national front supporters, she likened muslims praying in the streets of france to the nazi occupation in a few days argentinians will head to the polls to elect the next president. the country is suffering from one of the highest inflation rates in the world, the economy is at the heart of campaigning. we have this report. >> reporter: fruit, cotton and other products from argentina, brought to the center of buenos aires by producers, who claim their industry is it in crisis. this government has ignored the farming community says this man. >> we, are at a moment to decide whether we plant or not.
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it costs for to grow our product. it's impossible to know what will happen. farmers came to implement economic policies that will help the community. argentina is getting ready to select a new president. and the state of the economy is on everyone's mind. inflation worries many. some private estimates put it close to 30%. the government implemented price control on some products. it has not stopped prices going up. the economy has grown under cristina fernandez de kirchner, thanks to spending and economy prices. economy is different now, commodity prices have dropped. experts say the government has tampered with official statistics, so it's difficult to no what the real situation is. >> the economy is in a slow
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down, we will probably not grow this year. and maybe not next year, we are in a complicated time. we are in a period of instability. >> the government considers that strong intervention has been a success story. it has recovered from the economic crisis. listing millions. it has fought against u.s.-based hedge funds. argentina continues to be an outcast from the international financial community. this is an opposition law-maker, saying argentina needs to puts an end to financial isolation. we want to have access to credit and to investment that argentina needs so we can come out of the stagnation we see. >> all in all, the next
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