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possibility, last night's loss to the mets makes it seem a little more unlikely. sorry cubs fans. thank for watching. the news continues next live from doha. ♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ from al jazeera's headquarters in doha, this is the news hour. i'm adrian finighan. coming up, ban ki-moon calls for an end to the violence between israelis and palestinians during a visit to the occupied west bank. bashar al-assad leaves syria for the first time in four years for talks with vladimir putin in moscow. south african students take their nationwide protest to parliament, but are sent running by riot police and tear gas. ♪
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and a winning performance. a 21-year-old from south korea wins one of the world's most prestigious music competitions. ♪ u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon has meat with the palestinian president and once again called for calm. he is in the region trying to end weeks of unrest, but his pleas are making little difference on the ground. he is trying to end that unrest. in the latest violence, a palestinian man has been shot and killed in the occupied west bank. the israeli army says he attacked one of its soldiers with a knife. so far 51 palestinians and 8 israelis have been killed so far this month. >> the situation in the west bank also deserved renewed attention. settlement activity by israel is illegal, and only inflames the
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tensions while reinforcing the sense that the viability of the two-state solution is disappearing. we cannot ignore the sense of desperation that comes with the slow evaporation of hope. >> translator: in the face of these barbarian acts committed by the israeli settlers, and those perpetrated by the israeli occupation army against unarmed civilians, children and woman, and the use of live bullets in addition to the act and measures of collective punishment, that's why we sought the protection from the international community, namely, the united nations, and this is a lawful demand. >> let's hear from our correspondent. barnaby phillips is in berlin for us where the israeli prime minister is due to met with the german chancellor, but first
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let's go to stephanie decker at that press briefing in ramallah. you spoke with the secretary general and president abbas. what more did they have to say? >> reporter: well, we hear the message from the u.n. secretary general that it was a dangerous escalation. i think the fact that he has come to visit the region. it was a last-minute announcement. we were told he was coming to visit both sides is significant to show the concern among the international community. on the flip side, there hasn't been a lot of pressure or real action to try to get both sides to the table, to put more pressure on israel to address the issues that the palestinians have when it comes to solving things. one of the key issues was something that has been talked about, is international protection as president abbas said while palestinians had the right to defend themselves, he still wanted to go to the
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negotiating table. but settlements needed to be stopped, and then negotiations could continue. but international protection, i asked the u.n. secretary general what exactly this means. he said -- he is going to brief the u.n. security council later this evening by video conference, and will put forth what he has been speaking to, to both sides to try to de-escalate what is a very tense situation. he said it is up to the security council and mentioned a international force, and i asked him are you referring to the al aqsa mosque compound? and he said yes. now i think to put it into context, difficult, but of course it's a security council, it's members have veto powers, the united states has always used that veto when something is trying to be pushed through that
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israel wasn't happy with. so difficult to see how it will translate on the ground and give the people on the street the hope and confidence that something really is going to happen, because every time we have seanez ka -- seen escalation, nothing has changed. but i think significant that ban ki-moon was here. he did also say briefly that he mentioned to the israeli prime minister that the only to appease the street was to see changes on the ground. so let's see if the diplomatic front will translate to changes on the ground that will calm the situation which at the moment is extremely tense. >> let's talk about moves on that diplomatic front and bring in barnaby phillips who is in berlin. barnaby, israel's prime minister expected to meet with germany's chancellor. what else is he going to be
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doing there? >> reporter: he'll meet angela merkel this evening in germany, and also in berlin, tomorrow he is expected to meet john kerry the american secretary of state who will be flying in overnight. with regards to the meeting with angela merkel the germans haven't told us anything too extraordinary. they are saying that both the israelis and the palestinians need to de-escalate the situation. in that israel has the right to protect its citizens but the measures have to be proportionate. it has been the french who have been pushing this international protection for the al aqsa compound. we'll perhaps get some sense from angela merkel about what the germans think about. but it is also something that benjamin netenyahu has already ruled out. then we have the meeting tomorrow with john kerry. does that give us more grounds
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for optimism? perhaps, because in theory, he'll be traveling on to meet abbas. but this comes against the backdrop of eight years of failed diplomacy by the obama administration. as the prime minister arrives there, germany has responded to the controversial comments that benjamin netenyahu made about palestinian incitement in the holocaust. >> reporter: yes, it is rather extraordinary. in a speech on tuesday in israel, he said that when the grand muti of jerusalem through to germany in 1941 and met hitler, hitler was not planning the extermination of jews, and
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the idea was planted in his head by the grand mufti. since then he said one should not ignore the role he played in encouraging hitler and other leads of the nazi regime. but the response from the germans themselves has been firm. they have said we, the germans, alone are responsible for the holocaust. that's why we teach it in schools. so implicitly at least there is a strong contradiction from the germans of benjamin netenyahu's interpretation of the events of the early 1940s in europe. >> barnaby many thanks. barnaby phillips live in berlin. syria's president has made a surprise trip to moscow to meet
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with vladimir putin. it's believed to be his first trip abroad since syria's war began in 2011. rory challands reports from moscow. >> reporter: it was one of the political surprises the russian president so loves to pull. bashar al-assad who hasn't left syria since his country's uprising began four years ago, visits moscow unannounced. >> translator: the terrorism spreading today would without your decisions and action have spread to even more territories and states, not just in our region, but other regions too. >> reporter: russia's air strikes in syria have allowed president assad's army to go on the offensive, after months of setbacks. they have also killed 370 people. 127 civilians, and 243 fighters. but russia seems increasingly eager to find a political solution to the war it
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is now involved in. >> 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. >> the west insists that assad should step down soon, but putin still shows no signs of abandoning his long-time ally. but what about the russian people? how do they feel about the syria war? recent polls suggests that a clear majority of them support the air campaign. state tv has pushed the message into millions of homes that russia's primary objective in syria is defeating international terrorism. ♪ >> reporter: and an online audience is being targeted too. this video, made via state-media linked production house is going after the communer gaming generation. drone footage from the ruins of damascus has been matched to a
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dance music sound track. but most people say they still have no desire to see russian troops in syria. they have always been told that long messy wars in the middle east are what the united states does not russia. south african riot police have fought with hundreds of university students in cape town. protesters tried to storm parliament while the finance minister was delivering the interim budget. they are protesting the hike in fees that will set to take effect next year. >> reporter: these are very much the scene, being a scene across universities in south africa. thousands of students have demonstrated here at the university saying they don't want a fee increase. they say that the increases made by the university management so
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far aren't good enough. administration has dropped slightly for 2016, but they say students simply can't afford the hikes they are providing. today has been set as a national shutdown, and it has applied to yufrlts across south africa, where classes have been stopped, and this comes just ahead of the examinations that students should be preparing for. a judge in sri lanka says that allegations that troops committed war crimes are credible. it's the first time that a domestic inkrierry has found evidence that the army committed war crimes. the head has always denied that his troops committed war crimes. police in northern india have arrested four men over an
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arson attack that left two children dead. it is alleged that the men set fire to a house belonging to a lower-cast family. >> reporter: this incident has once again raised questions about cast-based violence in india, as well as more widely the cast system which exists in many communities across the country. it is also perhaps showing the mritlization of the issue, not a new thing in india, but certainly shows how quickly this can become a political question. the vice president of the congress party visited the scene and family. after meeting them he spoke about the idea of these incidents being rife across the country and wanting to stop them. the government has condemned this violence. in terms of the situation on the ground at the moment, we're hearing from sources that conditions remain tense and that there is a high-security
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presence that is expected to continue for sometime. and this particular area has been susceptible for cast-based violence for many years. still to come on the program, the philippines says it may have to start importing more rice after a tropical storm devastated much of its staple crop. rebuilding brick by brick in northern nigeria, communities push ahead with reconstruction. and palestine's football team gets some good news from fifa. jr will tell you about that a little later in sport. ♪ desperate people living in southeast asia are taking advantage of the end of the monsoon season to seek a letter life overseas. the calmer waters give them a chance to travel, but they still risk everything. many are rohingya muslims
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fleeing persecution in myanmar. thousands make the dangerous journey trying to reach malaysia, indonesia, and thailand. from the south of thailand, florence looi went on patrol with the thai navy as the so-called sailing season gets underway. >> reporter: shortly after setting sail from the island, the thai naval crew spot a fishing boat and prepare to board it. it's part of a routine procedure to intercept undocumented migrants and refugees. >> translator: if they wish to come to thailand, it's our job to explain they will be charged with illegally entering the country. >> reporter: after a few questions, and advise to report any unusual activity, the fishing vessel goes on its way. the thai government is trying to prevent a refugee crisis like
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the one six months ago when thousands of people were left adrift at sea. their smugglers had abandoned them. survivors spoke of beatings, near starvation, and kidnapping by their traffickers. many were rohingya, an ethnic muse limb mie yourty living in myanmar and escaping persecution. this man escaped two years ago by tracking over land to thailand. >> translator: the myanmar government took away the proof that we are citizens, then they say we are illegal migrants and tried to push us off of our land. >> reporter: the rohingya have been fleeing from myanmar for years, but it wasn't until thousands washed ashore this year, that regional countries were forced to act. the crisis prompted a 17-country meeting, but little has been achieved. a multi-country task force has
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yet to materialize. >> that's what is lacking, a coordinated response where the countries are talking to each other. that's exactly why the task force is required. it's a bit piece mill, a bit ad h hoc. >> reporter: meanwhile, the u.n. high commission for refugees believes there have been test runs, human smugglers trying out new routes. the thai navy wants to prevent them from landing in thailand, but many say until conditions improve in myanmar and bangladesh, thousands more will continue to risk their lives for a chance at a better future. florence looi, al jazeera, thailand. a tropical storm is heading away from the file philippines. hundreds of thousands have been forced to leave their homes.
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it also has had a devastating impact on the farming industry. >> reporter: the scenes here everywhere are similar. for three days craps here were submerged in flood waters and mud. the damage to rice farms unprecedented. the typhoon couldn't come at a worse tomb. this is supposed to be harvest season, and now there's little more nothing left. farmers say this is what is left after months of back-breaking work. their crops are now worth almost nothing. more than 90% of the farmers here do not have money to start on their own. they borrow money from ledgers, despite their inability to pay high interest rates. and with more than 60% of the craps destroyed here now, they say they are forced to borrow money again. >> reporter: farmers are among the poorest people in any
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community here, because agriculture has been neglected for the last 20 years. >> translator: the funds that the government should used to support us, doesn't go to us. it goes to buy imported rice from countries like vietnam and thailand. >> reporter: this province is considered the rice-growing heartland of northern philippines. even before this typhoon hit, rice production was already reduced. that forced the philippines to become one of the world's biggest importers of rice. farmers say they have become vulnerable to extreme weather conditions brought about by climate change. the harvest now con insides with the arrival of strong typhoons. >> translator: it's not acceptable that in every disaster we give out seedlings to recuperate. we really need to study which plants can and can't grow. what is more agriculturally
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sound to grow in what kind of infrastructure should be there so the solutions would be more permanent? >> reporter: initial reports from the agricultural office put the damage to crops at around $900 million. and that number is expected to rise. they may be held back by the devastation, but farmers say for decades they have found ways to cope even with barely any help from their government. the haze currently suffocating southeast asia could last for another month according to malaysia's environment minister. indonesia has agreed to accept international help after failing for weeks to control fires from slash and burn farming. >> reporter: despite assistance from abooed, indonesia is struggling to control what is rapidly becoming its largest haze and fire disaster in history.
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more than 3,000 fires are currently raging in areas as far as the far east of indonesia, an area that normally is not effected by the yearly fires. this year alone more than 1 hurrica hurrica -- 100,000 fires have been detected. now two russia planes have arrived to help. partially paid by the indonesian government, but also one of the largest palm oil companies in indonesia, in a desperate attempt to control the fire after there has been a lot of criticism, especially on the large palm oil companies that they have been part of this disaster. the russian crew has extensive experience, but even they are not too optimistic. >> these fires is always a big problem, but we can extinguish forest fires with high [ inaudible ].
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peat fire it is very hard to extinguish peat fire from the air. >> reporter: more than 20 million indonesians are affected by the haze, and hundreds of thousands have fallen ill. in this city, in the south, only in the past week, four babies have died due to respiratory diseases. the latest figures show that daily greenhouse emissions due to the fires are the same as the emissions from the entire u.s. economy. researchers in the u.s. have discovered that a dangerous drug-resistn't strain of the malaria virus is also in after ga. it was first found in cambodia in 2008. it is resistant to the drug used most widely to treat malaria.
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the scientists infected a species of african mosquito with the parasite. and it was able to live there. there has been no known transmission of this strain of malaria in the wild, but the team says it now knows it is possible. and if it does it would be fatal and a setback for global efforts to fight the disease. let's talk to a clinical malaria researcher at the international institute of health. thanks for being with us. what are the chances of this -- this strain, this bacteria, the parasite that causes malaria in southeast asia getting to the african continent? >> we know historically from the 1960s and '70s, that parasites have also emerged with drug resistance along the thai
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cambodian border and made their way through human migration across the main lan of southeast asia, into india, and then into first east and then west africa. so there is definitely a precedent for parasites moving from one continent to the other. >> it's resistant to the most widely used drug, but what about combination therapies. >> we know that many of these resistant parasites that survive the very potent therapy, survive and mutate to form secondary mutations. we have in some areas of western cambodia, we find almost half of patients are not treated effectively with first line act. >> we have known for sometime about the existence of this
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drug-resistant strain of the parasite that causes malaria. how great a risk is this? what i'm saying is that -- you know, how long is this risk actually been around? i mean is it just that your scientific research as discovered the possibility now. >> yeah, so many of us have been concerned for a while that these parasites will make their way to africa. and we know in the laboratory, not all parasite strains infect all mosquito species, so we thought it important to test these very special parasites from cambodia could actually infect many of the different vectors in southeast asia as well as say the major vector in africa. and that's what lead us to test this. there's no reason to think that these very unique clonal populations would necessarily
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infect such a brood range of mosquito species, but the combination of untreated malaria, and the ability to infect many of the different species in southeast asia, we think that will enhance the spread of these parasites. >> is there any way we can prevent it? moving to africa? is there any way we can overcome this? >> yeah, we think the main way is to do active drug efficacy studies. test drugs for their efficacy and continue using them, but if they don't work, then change rapidly and begin alternative regimens. and we're testing older drugs for their ability to kill the transmissible forms of parasites in blood. many thanks indeed for being with us. >> thank you. we're approaching the midway point on this news hour. still to come on the program --
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>> reporter: i'm in buenos aires, argentina's economy is struggling, and with presidential elections only a few days away, protesters have brought their protests to the center of buenos aires, where they are demanding a change in the country's economic policy. we'll tell you why one tribe is boycotting the indigenous games in brazil. and the latest man to be named in a fifa corruption investigation. jo will be here with the details in around 15 minutes. ♪
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>> last year's crisis at the u.s. border seemingly disappeared, but where have the migrants gone? america tonight's lori jane gliha goes in search of answers.
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>> under that yellow tarp there, that's the fourth murder of today. >> a new migrant crisis. >> this year is more difficult to come to the united states. >> moved to another border. >> we're on a river between mexico and guatemala. >> is mexico doing america's dirty work? >> everything that's happening here is illegal. ♪ hello again. this is the news hour from al jazeera, adrian finighan and his cold here with the headlines. a palestinian man has died from suffocation of tear gas. 52 palestinians and 8 israelis have been killed this month. it fallows a meeting between u.n. chief ban ki-moon and palestinian president abbas in
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r ramallah. syria's president has made a visit to russia to visit his counterpart. south african riot police have fought with hundreds of protesting university students in cape town. protesters tried to storm parliament while the finance minister delivered the interim budget. britain's prime minister has confirmed that china will finance one third of the first of its new generation of nuclear power plants. the project is expected to be finalized in the next few weeks. speaking at a joint press conference with china's president, cameron said that both countries are global powers with global outlooks. >> we should increase our financial and economic cooperation with the u.k. as the partner of choice for china in the u.s. and we must do more on
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climate change to tackling poverty and global health issues, and combatting extremists. >> we're joined by philippe from the brookings institute. thanks for being with us. it was really a very interesting article that you wrote a little earlier, in which you spoke of the changing nature of the u.k.'s relationship with china. >> yes, thank you, adrian. i found the prime minister cameron's comments really intriguing, really, about acknowledging the fact u.k. -- the u.k. was going to become china's best western friend, and that's his aim. obviously this kind of comment is not very welcome in washington, but it is a translation of the past couple of years where, really, britain
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has been opening the door to chinese investors and he is now displaying a red carpet treatment to china's president in all kinds of fields, and one of the fields, of course, you have referred to earlier, is the nuclear energy field with china taking only a third of -- of -- of the upcoming nuclear plant in -- in a heated point. return but the u.s.'s relationship with china while not exactly frosty, is not as warm as the relationship between the u.k. and china appears to be. surely it is in washington's interests to have an ally on friendly terms with china. >> it depends who you talk to. from the administration point of view, people are not overly pleased about the fact the u.k. has been going its own way, dealing with china.
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and it's a kind of irony of history when you remember that hong kong was a british colony until -- less than 20 years ago. and the two opium wars were started by the u.k. when the u.s. never really had a war with china, but there is a kind of tension going on in the south china sea, there is tension, there's the cyber security aspect, which is huge, you know, in the u.s. here, and of course the u.k. seems to be much more lenient on a number of -- of these aspects, and of course doesn't have strategic interest in the asia pacific region. it only has trade interest. so it's all about strategy versus trade. >> what is in this relationship, then, for china? i suppose, perhaps, access to europe, could be one motivation for china wanting to -- to -- to develop better relations with -- with the u.k.
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however, the u.k. could well, if the vote goes the right way, leave the european union in the very near future, how quickly could china look elsewhere in europe for a new best friend? >> it's also very ironic, because the chinese are very well-informed and they know that london is somewhat separate from the rest of the e.u. and it has been in and out for a couple of years. and there are strong relationships between china and germany, and china and france. the german chancellor will be going to china very soon, so will the french president. you know, this kind of cycle of visits is fairly interesting in that order, but, xi jinping has also been to germany and france in the last couple of years. so there are competitors there. and germany is by far the
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strongest economic partner of china within the e.u., and china recognized germany as the strongest european economy, and strongest country, and perhaps sees just like many other people, chancellor merkel as the most powerful leader in europe. >> many thanks indeed. colleagues of a british journalist found dead in an airport in turkey are calling for an independent inquiry into her death. police released this footage of her last moments. she is on the left of the screen holding a backpack. the circumstances of her death are as yet unclear, but turkish media says she was found hanged. she had been working for the institute for war and peace reporting and was on her way to iraq to lead a project there. suzanne hutchison is a former colleague. she doesn't believe the reports of suicide. >> it's heart breaking.
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jackie was a consummate professional and a dear friend of mine. she a great loss to the advocacy community. she was working on women's rights in the context of war and conflict, and she is a great loss to humanity. i don't believe that the statement around her having her hanged by her shoe laces in a toilet cubicle, i don't believe that is plausible. i -- i hope that we can get an independent inquiry into the circumstances of her death, and that inquiry can be transparent. mexico says it will relaunch an investigation into the disappearance of 43 students last year. the students disappeared after being held briefly by police. argentenians will be heading
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to the polls on sunday. with the country suffering from one of the highest inflation rights in the world right now, the economy is not surprisingly at the heart of the campaign. >> reporter: fruit, cotton and other products from argentina, brought to the center of buenos aires by producers who claim their industry is in crisis. jorge says this government has abandoned the farming community. >> translator: we're at the moment where we have to decide whether to plant or not. it cost more to grow our products than not to do anything. the government controls the exchange rate and inflation. it's impossible to know what will happen. >> reporter: farmers came to push the government to put annen to export taxes and implement economic policies that will help the agricultural community. argentina is getting ready to elect a new president.
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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 up. argentina's economy grow strongly in the early years of the presidency, thanks to heavy government spending and high commodity prices. but economists say things are different now. prices have dropped and so have the foreign reserves. experts say the government has tampered with official 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. we're in a complicated regional and international picture. brazil's situation is substantial source of instability for argentina right now. >> reporter: the government considers that strong state intervention on the economy has been a success story.
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it has recovered from the economic crisis of 2001, lifted millions out of poverty and paid off the imf and fought against u.s.-based hedge funds that demand payment. but argentina continues to be an outcost from the international community. an opposition lawmaker says argentina needs to put an end to its financial isolation. >> translator: we want to have access to the credit and investment argentina needs so we can come out of the stagnation we are seeing. >> reporter: argentina's next president will face difficult economic challenges. the agricultural sector is just one of the many troubles ahead. nigeria has begun rebuilding communities in the northeast that were destroyed by boko haram. but the armed group is still carrying out attacks in the
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area. our correspondent reports now. >> reporter: this is a community trying to get back on its feet, brick by brick. every government building in this town has been destroyed. schools police posts, homes, and hospitals have been attacked. those who can, have left. but many still call it home. this 80-year-old and his family live in a destroyed government building, displaced by war and desperate. >> translator: boko haram destroyed my home. members of my family have been killed or displaced. i don't know where else to go, or what to do. >> reporter: the government is planning to spend $5 million reconstructing the town. he hopes the money will trickle down to people like him. bombs are still exploding in northeast nigeria but there is optimism here. boko haram fighters attacked
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this town several times destroying most of it. now it's not only the community that is in a rush to rebuild. the regional government is also taking a gamble, pouring millions of dollars into infrastructure that once again could be targets of boko haram attacks. the damage to infrastructure and homes in the state is massive. with more than 75% of the state requiring help, government leaders say they are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on reconstruction. but it's clear it's not enough. >> the amount of knowledge done is very huge. in such a way that the state government a alone cannot cope. and this is not the first time. >> reporter: now they are starting anew. military commanders say troops will provide some level of security. >> we try as much to renew confidence by deploying our troops, but i -- it's ill
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relative, because we cannot be everywhere. but we can be in the most -- to the nearest of the towns. >> reporter: peace and confidence is gradually returning to some areas, but this town is on a major transit route for boko haram fighters. in townspeople know very well that one attack is all it takes to rerace all that has been done. just ahead in sport, we'll head to paris as two top european clubs battle it out in the champion's league. details coming up. ♪ where.
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♪ hello again. now one of south america's oldest tribes has refused to take part in the first world indigenous games in brazil. it said the event does nothing to highlight the suffering of their people. >> reporter: in brazil region oh than border with paraguay, this tribe is getting ready to fight for their ancestral land. >> translator: brazil is throwing a huge party to cover up what they have done. how can we think of going to the games when we have to fight or our land and mourn our dead.
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>> reporter: this is the most fertile land in south america. for centuries they have been consistently displaced by external actors. >> translator: we will not leave this land. we let them take our land once, but we won't sacrifice our identity again. we are not from paraguay or any other place, but here. we have been on this land for a long time. >> reporter: they are one of three tribes that make up the larger people occupying land between brazil and paraguay. their land disputes were made even more complicated by an invitation from the brazilian government for white settlers to take over the land. recent efforts to reach a solution have fallen sport. in 2005 the then president recognized this land as belonging to the tribes.
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but the initiative was blocked by a group of farmers who also lay claim to this land. a decade later the tribe said they can wait no longer. last august 1st of their main leaders was killed, a shot to his cheekbone that shattered his skull. live years earlier his brother too was killed in a clash with local landowners. no date no one has been held responsible. >> translator: we can't accept any other land as part of a deal. this is the land where my brother, my grand mother, my great grandmother are murrburie. if we don't get out alive, they won't either. >> reporter: they are intent on remaining on their land. a potential clash with brazil's national guard might prove fatal. but this confrontation could be something the brazilian government can ill afford.
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time now for sport. here is jo. >> adrian, thank you. let's start with the latest from the corruption scandal at fifa. the latest figure to be under investigation is the german legend. fifa's ethic's committee named him publicly. he won the world cup for germany both as player and manager, was part of fifa's executive committee which chose russia and qatar as world cup hosts. palestinians football team will get to host a world cup qualifier against saudi arabia at home after an ongoing dispute. the saudi arabia football association refused to play in the west bank. fifa have now ruled the match must be played on the 5th of november in palestinian. this year's asia champions league final will be between to
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the uae and chinese champion. the champion seen here in yellow will take on [ inaudible ] of japan. the chinese team who were asian champions two years ago -- took a 2-1 lead. but they held out for a drawless goal. the two-legged final will be played next month. wednesday sees a clash of two european giants in paris as psg and real madrid meet. both teams won their first two games in group a. >> reporter: there's great excitement in the french capitol ahead of tonight's big clash between paris and real madrid. it's actually the first time these two prestigious clubs have met in the champions league. these two will be looking to shine, of course, as will the former real madrid player coming
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up against the team with whom he won the champions league two seasons ago. feeling is real madrid could be vulnerable, because they are arriving in france without key players. they do of course have a certain renaldo, a player it is reported is at the top of real madrid's wish list. but he'll be looking to fire real madrid. both psg and real madrid have 6 points from 6 so far. it's a real summit clash, and the french here in paris are very much looking forward it to. the english side are level on three points with savia.
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>> reporter: thanks very much. champions league match day 3 continues here at the stadium. a little bit later on with manchester city most unhappy about key players missing due to injuries. sergio picked up that hamstring problem while playing against ecuador. silva is missing, and [ inaudible ] after picking up a knock on october 9th. nasri is a doubt that means more than likely yaya toure will play a more important role. the former [ inaudible ] center half as back out. an unpredictable side so far. 13th at the moment. they have beaten barcelona, but draw with [ inaudible ] at the
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weekend. but they only lost once away from home last year in the run for the europa final. >> for me, it's -- as the manager of [ inaudible ] so i don't think [ inaudible ] manchester city. i only think about moscow and i have to focus on this match. the new york mets and the kansas city royals are just one win away from reaching major league baseball's world series. both lead their series which continue on wednesday. the mets will face the chicago
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cubs. >> reporter: 107 years and counting. that's how long fans of the chicago cubs have been waiting for their team to add to their two-world series title. early on there was little to choose between the teams at chicago's wrigley field. daniel murphy racking up his 6th home run of the season, saw the score tied. it all changed in the 6th inning. two fielding errors resulted in the mets going 4-2 up. eventually winning 5-2. >> oh, my goodness. >> reporter: the mets also chasing some history as they bid to reach their first world series in 15 years. >> that's all they are talking about is tomorrow. and they know what they are facing. we have got some experienced guys who have been in playoffs before, and been in some big
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situations and we aren't looking ahead except to tomorrow. >> reporter: men while in the american league, the blue jay's mini revival ground to a halt. the kansas city royals bouncing back to thrash the jays in front of the toronto fans. >> what a 1st inning here for kansas city. >> reporter: the cubs and blue jays, also chase a first world series since 1993. but kansas city were ruthless. they lead their series 3-1. >> we feel good. we like the way we're playing right now. our offense has been really, really good. we have eddie coming back tomorrow. our defense is also spectacular, and our bullpen is primed to go tomorrow too. >> reporter: a loss for either team would see their world
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series dream end for yet another year. >> that is all of the sport for now. >> jo many thanks indeed. a south korean pianist has upon the top honor at a piano competition. the contest is held once every five years in poland's capitol warsaw. gerald tan reports. >> reporter: >> the concerto in e-minor. the winning performance. >> now i feel a little worried, because -- about the future concerts. ♪ >> i don't want people disappointed. of course, being famous, is also good, but i just want to make good music. ♪
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>> reporter: cho outplayed 77 other contestants to sweep the gold medal and the $33,500 prize. the competition is named after the 19th century polish pianist and composer, it is one of the very few contests in which musicians play pieces from a single player. ♪ >> running since 1927, the chopin competition has launched the careers of many young class call pianists, opening the doors for them to play at the world's leading concert halls. lauren taylor here to update you on the world's top stories in just a few minutes.
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