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♪ syria's president makes an unannounced visit to moscow to meet with vladimir putin. you. here in doha with the world's news from al jazeera. the u.n. chief is calling for calm but fall okay deaf ears on another day of violence between israelis and palestinians. slovinia rioting as thousands of refugees continue to arrive. the government says it can't cope. all of that plus: the first
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note of fame a 21-year-old wins the prestigeous fred rip chopin competition. so in the last hour, we have heard syria's president has met with vladimir put animal moscow. the visit is believed to be assad's first visit abroad since the war broke out in 2011. the topic was the war in syria and russia's military involvement. let's get the latest on this. the details of rory challands live in moscow. >> reporter: yes. it has come as a bit after bolt from the blue. as i was leaving in the yesterday evening, the traffic in central moscow was pretty much on complete lockdown with police blocking all of the main roads that i was going past. and i saw a presidential helicopter flying low down along
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the river that goes through the center of moscow. now, it seems very likely that it was president bashar al-assad who was in the helicopter either on his way from or on his way to have those talks with president putin. what did they talk about? wouldn't have what the kremlin announced. they said they talked about the things you would have expected them to talk about: the air campaign that's been going on syrian since september the 30th and syria's ground offensive and how these two are interacting. now, from what we understand, these talks weren't just between vladimir putin and president assad. some were in expanded format. >> means there were other members of russia's top leadership team involved as well. so maybe the ministry of defense, maybe the ministry of foreign affairs. the big question, of course, is: did putin say anything to assad about a transfer of power? now, the best way of determining
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this is to listen to what vladimir putin has said quite recently. >> translator: we assume that the long-term solution may be reached on the basis of the latest military developments and political process with participation from all political, ethnic and religious groups. this decision can be made only by the syrian people, and we are ready to sport it not only militarily but politically as well. >> rory, what this seems to do is take some of the emphasis away from the military strikes which have been going away in russia and puts more focus on the political support that russia gives to syria and, apparently, strengthening support. >> reporter: yes. well, on the one hand, every time the west has perhaps suppose that russia might be just about to abandoned assad, russia seems to have done exactly the opposite: doubled
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down, if you will. so now, we have a situation where russian air power is supporting bashar al-assad's army on the ground. on the other hand, is it bashar al-assad that russia is supporting, or is russia just trying to prevent disorderly dissent into kay hos and further strife in syria and russia would be prepared to put up with a success of assad if it was the right kind of pen for moscow? we don't know the answers to those questions at the moment. this is a tant alliesing development. yesterday, an announcement came out that russia is prepared to host a syrian kurdish democratic union party representative office in moscow. now, that would suggest that moscow is at least prepared to consider the ethnic partition of syria, which would be a big development. >> thanks forb the update, rory
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challands, live in moscow there. let's move on. the u.n. chief called for calm across israel and the palestinian territory. it appears to have little effect after a day of violence on tuesday. early on wednesday, a palestinian was shot by the israeli army t happened near an israeli settlement in the okay pied west bank. the army says the girl was found to be carrying two knives. she was injured and taken to hospital. ban ki-moon is calling for both sides to step back from a dangerousabis dangerousabis: t f if he has requested an urgent video conference with the u.n. security council back in new york. let's talk to stefanie dekker live in ramal a in the occupied west bank. anything expected to come out of this meeting with mamaud abbas. >> reporter: worth we are expecting concrete changes. it's about talking, putting points across. i think the u.n. secretary general will hear extremely
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different narrative than what he heard yesterday when he met with theisi prime minister, benjamin netanyahu. you can probably see the red carpet waiting for his arrival. we spoke to a source close to the president. what he says: two main points the president will the try to put across to ban kee moon: that's one of international protection and accountability. now what does international protection mean? we asked that. he said us palestinians don't have a choice in these matters. it's up to the u.n. so very unclear as exactly what that means it has to do with the mosque compound, the temple mount known to juice or with the wider issue of occupation. of course, at the ends of the day, president abbas will make it clear that what is important here and what will end this cycle of violence, it might be a different narrative and format this time, but this is 50 years of occupation. so unless you get real
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negotiations or real will to find a two-state solution, we will find this happen again and again. so this is a messenger he will be giving. concrete changes on the ground? i think not. i think it's just listening to two sides and seeing where they go from there. >> stephanie, what is expected to happen grouted, though, today, in the occupied territories? the idea of strikes and demonstrations and the like. >> there are a couple of protests called for and a general total strike in hebron following an incident last night. two very conflicting reports. the iezzoi army say that two teenagers tried to stab them. they shot them dead. pal testinian sources say they were unarmed, two 15 -- 17-year-olds. a lot of con stroers' about that. it was tension in hebron. clashes between palestinians and the army there. it goes to show we talk did diplomacy. we talk about ban ki-moon is here, u.s. secretary of state
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john kerry will be meeting with netanyahu. the key thing is: how does this translate on the ground because people here are does is luciened here they don't believe their own leaders, that there is any general will on behalf of israel and that there is no pour power here to try to change things. we will have to see whether it is going to die down f this is perhaps a new normal. very difficult to the predict. it is key to note that this time, in this region, there is a different element to it. it's man to man. it's not ooringd. it's unpredictable. making people extremely concerned about how it all will play out. >> thanks, stephanie knee. we will talk to you later. live from ramallah. the parliament has paced legislation giving the army more power to guard the border struggling with a huge influx of reffege ease. we have been looking at live pictures from bridgette, ilk i believe is the pronounceation.
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fires started enough in the last few minutes. that's gotten worse. initially we saw water canon being used. now, a fire has broken out. we will keep an eye on that and find out exactly what is happening. that's the water canon being used to put out the fire now. we will bring you more of that later. but as we said, so many refugees arriving, more than 20,000 since saturday. our correspondent in northeastern slovenia is paul brannan. he september this report. >> reporter: their progress has been hampered by bad and official restrictions, but on tuning, the pressure of numbers reached critical mass on the slovenian/aust they areian border. more than 2,000 men, women, and chin gave up waiting and came streaming down a hill towards the austrian frontier. >> we told them we want to go. just we want to go. we don't know. we don't want anything. just we want to go, to complete our journey.
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>> austrian soldiers and police strung a barrier across the road. translators used meggalphones to appeal for calm. the atmosphere was anything but calm. >> the pressure grows. so does the impatience. this group behind me has come walking down the street from the slovenia side they are not recommendstered with the austrian side and just trying to push their way through. it's not going succeed. you can see that the authorities are having vegreat difficulty i ma maintaining order. the breaking point is the arrival earlier on tuesday of hundreds more refugees to the slovenian border camp hosting 2 and a half thousand people. to them, the camp had been orderly with please, charities and ngos combining to provide food and warm clothes. >> these people came to my heart heart. i empty my closet. i took all of the children's stuff because i have small child. and bring them here, brought
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them here just to help people because they are here. >> 2 million people, they say they cannot hope cope. in direct response, slovenian police have reinforced cape ability and brought riot vehicles to patrol along the croatian border. austria denies restricting numbers. police at the channel 'til crossing say they are processing ref uming e as quickly as the system allows. >> we want them to have aid and food so they can kesleep somewhe in austria. there is no limitation about persons we get from slovenia. but we need to have a correct -- a correct order. >> correct procedure? >> correct procedure to get them. so this is the problem. >> the police don't like compassion -- lack compassion but it seems the system cannot
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keep up for the reality. for this group, the journey is almost over. they are boarding coaches. they will be taken into australia once they are closer to their preferred destination of german. on the austrian/slovenia border . >> you beganan troops pulling out. we will hear from the people about what it all means. >> plus: >> until buenas aires, the economy is struggling. producers have brought protest to the center buenas aires where they are demanding a change in the country's economic policy.
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top stories, syria's president has mitt vladimir put anyone moscow. putin spoekdzman says the pair discussed the fight against terrorist and extremists groups an support of the syrian army's offensive. ban kee moon held talks withitsisi's prime minister. he is due to meet mac mohmoud a. slougheen i can't is sending the army to patrol its border struggle to go deal with a growing ref uming e crisis. 20,000 people have arrived since saturday. sl slovenia is plan to go ask the eu for more help. let's look at the philippines where the clean-up has begin.
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a lot typhoon made landfall and 26 people were killed and a million forced to leave their homes. wayne hay has this report. >> the storm is now off of the northern coast of the island of luzanne. but effects abore being felt in many areas in the form of heavy rain. it is becoming quieter, less intense but some areas still experiencing that rainfall. here, the rainfall was huge. in a 20-hour period, it received two monthlies months worth of rain. remarkably, though, it coped very well. there was some flooding but the water has now receded. while the effects of the storm are diminishing, the danger level is still there. the biggest danger at the moment is the threat of landslides. this is a very mountainous part of the country. because so much rain fell, there is still a danger we can seal
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some landslides occurring. the government is busy trying to get people who are in evacuation septembers not to rush back to their homes if they live in those danger areas. they would rather they stay in the evacuation centers for a little bit longer. so they do not go back home and, therefore, put themselves in danger should those landslides occur. aid agencies say hundreds of thousands in tiaz are in desperate need of humanitarian aid. the government agreed with talks to the houthi rebels but on the ground, little has changed. >> reporter: people in yes, ma'amep are afraid to seek shelt ner their homes. this used to be a bedroom, but residents say it was shelled by houthi foersz. in the hotly contested city of t taiz, nowhere seems safe. >> clashes continued on tuesday. dozens were killed here aid agencies say the dire situation for the 3 million people in the southern province is
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deteriorating. the world health organization's yemen office says hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians need life-saving medicines, foo food, safe water and fuel. humanitarian and health needs are increasing. the limited response we have been able to provide is not enough. yemen's government i hope cysts it has made gains in taiz but it hasn't been able to clear houthi fighters an forces loyal to former president. the humanitarian situation has been made worse by the block aides set up by warring sides. there is some hope as president hadi's government has agreed to take place in talks with houthi rebels. negotiations are deflected the next few weeks in geneva. in places lie aden where there has been relative calm, life is limping back to normalacy. this university opened its doors after six months. there is widespread damage, but people are eager to return.
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>> if we can't go back to university in this period, then we won't be able to go back in the future. the current situation doesn't allow us to get close to official buildings due to security threats. >> it's not just security threats. what has been destroyed remains a major challenge. >> the time has come to start working. the biggest challenge is development. we got rid of the houthi forces but now we need to invest in development. i believe education is borne out of development. >> reporter: smile signs of life provide some hope but millions of people continue to wait for basic humanitarian aid as they are stuck amid the fighting. al jazeera. canada's prime minister elect, jurtin trudeau has told barack obama will withdraw his jets in the campaign against isil. it is likely to 3 big changes. after almost a decade of
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conservative rule, from toronto. >> reporter: his stirring election victory behind him, justin trudeaux is getting ready for leading. among the promises he made that god him here: the withdrawal of canadian fighter aircraft from the u.s. led bombing campaign against isil in iraq and syria. >> i spoke with president obama and we talked about canada's continued engagement as a strong member of the coalition against isil. and i committed that we would continue to the engage in a responsible way. but he understands the commitments i have made around ending the combat mission. >> mr. trudeau didn't say when he might be able to bring planes home from the middle east. it's clear much negotiation happens, he said he would improve relations with the united states. >> today, we are bringing
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forward a motion. >> stephen harper committed canadian fighter jets, mr mr. trudeau said canada shouldn't be in combat but providing humanitarian training. he it was clear the obama administration didn't want changes in the coalition. >> they have made an importantly contribution thus far. we are obviously deeply appreciative of them lending their talent and skill and expertise to that effort and, you know, we hope that we can continue to count on their ongoing support for this are important mission. >> as world leaders tweet their congratuations to mr. trudeaux, the foreign policy, climate change and energy are looming large even before his government is formed. >> there is really going to be two questions you can imagine being put to him right away: one is: do you really mean you don't want to help us with isil? and do you really expect me to do anything on keystone excel
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and so the. >> many canadians voted for mr. trudeau because he promise did to reduced climate emissions. the oil industry especially in the tar sands is vital to the economy. in almost every area of engagement with the world, there are tough decisions ahead. daniel yellow lak, al jazeera, toronto. >> argentinians will be helding to the polls to elect their next president on sunday. the country is suffering from one of the highest conflation rates in the world, it will be the economy at the head of the campaign. >> reporter: cotton and other products from argentina brought to the center of buenas aires who claim their industry is crisis. it is said this government has ignored the farming community. >> we are at the moment where we have to decide whether we will
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crack or not. we are literally losing money t costs more to grow our product than not to do anything. the government controls the exchange rate, inflation. it's impossible to know what will happen. >> reporter: farmers came to push the government to put an end to export taxes and implement economic taxes that will help the agricultural community. argentina is getting ready to elect a new president. the state. economy is on everyone's mind. inflation is what worries many people here some private estimates put it close to 30%. the government has implemented price control on some products but that has not stopped prices from going on. the economy grew strongly in the early years of christina kirshner's presidency. economists say things are different now. commodity prices have dropped and so have the foreign reserves. experts say the government has tampered with official
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statistics. so, it's difficult to know what the real situation is. >> the economy is in a slowdown and we probably won't grow this year, and we might not grow next year. wert in a complicated regional and international possibility. brazil's situation is a substantial source of instability for argentina right now. the government considers that strong state intervention on the economy has been a defendant success story. it has recovered from the economic crisis of 2001, lifted millions out of poverty and paid off the imf. it has fought against u.s.-based hedge funds that demand full payment of the country's debt. argentina continues to be an outcast from international you financial community. wooldridge is an opposition lawmaker. she says argentina needs to put an end to its financial isolation. >> reporter: . >> we want to have access to credit and to the investment argentina needs so we can come
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out of the stagnation we are seeing. all in all, the next president will face difficult economic challenges. theal agricultural sector is one of the many troubles ahead. ays, buenas aires. mexico says it will relaunch an investigation into the disappearance of 43 students last year. the original inquiry was criticized by families and investigators. the students disappeared after being held briefly by police in the city of iguala. prosecutors say the students were given over to a drugs gang and then murdered. now, colleagues after british journalist found dead in at airport in turkly calling for an independent inquiry there. police released this footage. jacqueline is on the left of screen holding a backpack. circumstances of her death are unclear. turkish media say they was found
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hanged. now, ugandan troops are pulling out of south sudan. they have been helping fight opposition forces. this withdrawal was a key condition of a peace deal reached with rebels in august. a look at whether south sadan will be better or wov worst off after the ugandan soldiers leave. >> ugandan forces preparing to return home. the army went to the aid of the salvokia when fighting broke out two years ago. being forced alongside the south soudanense army and em securing key positions. chair their commander believes they have been vital and others may leave when they do. >> we expect civilians, ugandans and nationalists to first of all follow us. we expect that because they think that.
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>> on the campus of duba university, thoughts of what the withdrawal means is divided. >> that one does not affect this. >> i object to the withdrawal. we want them to withdrew after the transitional period when there is good and stable government. they are the ones that are protecting the oil facilities in important areas like juba. >> it is their way to bring peace to south sudan. i think when they go, i think itt will bring peace to south sud sudan. >> reporter: people have security concerns. the withdrawal is more of a political move than a military one. >> the government has started the i am mroementation of the peace agreement with the rebels by actually the withdrawal of the ugandan forces from south sudan because this will pave the way for other items of the peace to be implemented. >> reporter: there is a long way
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to go before the transitional government can be formed. there are more security processes to put in place and the creation of 18 new states recently has thrown everything into turmoil. the departure of the ugandan army is a very significant step towards creating that knew government. anika bell, al jazeera, duba, south sudan. >> a south korea ian pianist won the top order at the 17th international frederick chopin competition. this is a highly acclaimed contest. only held once every five years in poland's capitol, warsaw. gerald tan has more. ♪ >> chopin'scom concerto e, the winner shung cho first of all, i couldn't believe it, and now i
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feel a little worried because about the future concerts. i don't want people disappointed. of course, being a famous is also good but i just want to make at music. >> 77 other contestants. the prestigious chopin competition is named after the neepth september trial polish composer, one of the very few contests in which musicians play pieces by a single composer. canadian charles richard haimlin came in second place. he was the only finalist who the selected the concerto f minor august 21st. since 1927, the chopin expects has launched the careers of many young classical meanists opening
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