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more violence between israelis and palestinians as the diplomatic push for peace intensifies. hello this is al jazeera, live from doha, i'm adrian finighan. also on the program. u.n. says nearly 1400 children have been killed or severely injured in the conflict in yemen. divided families from north and south korea say tearful good-byes after crossing border to meet.
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ancient bowl game rolls with the time and becomes a surprise hit in mexico. two plnian palestinians have bet in an ultraorthodox area, two member were trying to stab people on a bus stop, nine israelis have died since the conflict began. mike hanna, what more do we know about this incident? >> well, adrian once again another attack in the series of sporadic intimate attacks by palestinians allegedly on israelis. here we have an ultraorthodox
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neighborhood of bechemes, teaming to board a bus and then allegedly stabbing one of the commuters who was on that bus. both palestinians have been shot, one died of those wounds. sporadic intermittent, you can't predict where it's happening, why it's happening, how it happens. >> the mood around jerusalem and the west bank, people wary of random attacks like this. >> reporter: well, there is certainly an atmosphere of near panic in israel proper and
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certainly in occupied territory, there's a sense of fear, there's a sense of frustration and there's a sense of anger. as the degree of israeli response increases, as israeli panic increases so do the security measures in occupied territory. so there is a direct correlation of the attacks and the intensity of the confrontation in the west bank. in israel itself there are some calls on israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu to take measures already. let me just measure something. soldiers were deployed in the stroo et cetera by order of thee streets by order of the cabinet a week ago. an israeli was shot and killed by a patrol of soldiers, a
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situation where army is taking over police functions or supposedly working alongside police, it gives you a sense to the degree society has been attacked, carried out by lone wolves. the intac impact of this actiont be underestimate, adrian. >> secretary of state john kerry is meeting with benjamin netanyahu in berlin. barnaby phillips is in berlin live bhap if anythin. barbarneybarnaby, what can be
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accomplished? >> we don't know. when kerry will be here in berlin, on saturday he will meet mahmoud abbas the palestinian leader. what he is hoping is that he can take some clarity to president abbas, according to the americans, over israeli intentions or nonintentions as the israelis insist to change the status of the al-aqsa mosque compound, benjamin netanyahu saying that any suggestion is incitement coming from the palestinian leadership. john kerry hoping that he will be able to carry a message at a reassures the palestinian leadership also hoping generally i think to somehow deescalate the tension to change the language. as regards specific proposals,
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that is something that the americans have not been in favor of, they're talking about at this stage reassurances from benjamin netanyahu. >> barnaby phillips live in berlin. russia's defense ministry says its planes have struck dozens of targets within syria in the last 24 hours. appear to show strikes on homs province, activists say the syrian government have been bombing the strategic town for several weeks. rebels prettying under the free syrian army umbrella supported by the western and gulf states. united nations say over 570 havchildren have been killed ine
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conflict in yemen. osama ben javad reports. >> this is where you keep your children's clothes but for this father he can still smell choki' odor. echo the fears of thousands of other children in war torn yemen. don't bury me says in tears. the medics can be heard assuring him that he'd be okay. but choki died. his friends on the street can't believe he's gone. >> we were all playing here and some of us returned home moments
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before the shell fell on them. we hit by shrapnel. may god punish them. >> another child has become a victim in a war being fought by adults. and aid agencies hold all possible. >> conflict where all -- everyone who is in this war is responsible for death of children in air strikes in shelling like this. >> there's been more violence in ta'izz. more fighting between government loyalists and houthi air strikes. more than a dozen were killed this these residential areas reportedly hit by houthi shells.
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if millions of vulnerable children in yemen face the same risk unless adults can find a way to stop the fighting. osama ben javad, al jazeera. country's parliament has given its parliament more powers for those seeking asylum. paul brennan reports. >> a blaze breaks out and with tents pitched so closely, the fire jumps easily from one to the next. much-needed accommodation is now ruined. further back on the refugee route, the refugees in the open have been lighting small bonfires to stay warm. clear skies are better than
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soaking rain but the nights are significantly colder. there we are worried for the capacity that the people are slowing going and bottleneck will be problematic. but figure on long waiting time and the weather condition. if the weather is still good we can still try do our best providing blanket, food, water. but if the cold weather is getting worse and worse will be very problematic. >> with conditions deteriorating tensions are rising. desperation and exhaustion sometimes develop into scuffles between refugees. in slovenia, the parliament has voted to deploy soldiers to aid police in the transit camps. the army has certainly lived if this border, the jeep is evidence of that.
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but their role has been rather limited. they're helping to hand out food to the refugees along with the ngos and police. the larger contribution of this army to the refugees in slovenia is still being worked out. >> translator: the soldier's roll right now is to watch over the refugees when they arrive here. if they see something out of place, the soldier must notify nearest police officer because we are in charge. i'm grateful for that. >> the summit of european leaders will convene on sunday, about the situation in the balkans. images like these will certainly be on their agenda.
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paul brennan, al jazeera. harry fawcett in seoul has the story of the korean families. >> entering into what was a birtbittersweet bargain. that reunion would be so short and this day, thursday, was the day that that really hit home, after the really joyful tears that we saw on tuesday at the arrivals and the initial meeting of these people, now came the farewells and most realizing these were final fare wells. farewells. these are very old people, many of them in their 80s and older and they will know i think in their hearts that they probably will never seize each other again. that is why when the buses
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started to leave, we saw people grasping people, trying to get that little bit of contact before this all was over. between saturday to monday, that's when south korean applicants get to go north and meet the north koreans that have been traced. both north and south have talked about being committed to all forms of dialogue, there is talk about trying to get more regularized family reunions going from now forward. put that all depends on the political climate between north and south and that's hard to predict. >> still to come here on al jazeera, high stakes appearance on capitol hill, for hillary clinton, and election fever
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takes hold on the tanzanian island of zanzibar. we'll take you there.
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>> since the beginning of orbiting. the united nations says more than 570 children have been killed in the conflict in yemen.
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another 800 severely wound the u.s., britain france and germany wand the u.n. security council to punish iran for a recent ballistic missile launch. violating a 2010 u.n. security council resolution. separate from the nuclear deal signed in july. kristin saloomey is in new york. >> united states, united kingdom, germany and france all find this as a action that would
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have to be supported by other members of the council as well, including china and russia. iran says this was a precision guided missile with the purpose of reaching israel but it's for deterrent purposes only. isn't going so far to say that iran was violating the nuclear deal reached in july, the united states and its partners seem to be sending a warning to iran that they are watching. >> u.s. vice president joe biden says he has decided not to run for the president. his decision boosts hillary clinton's hopes of a democratic nomination for white house.
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about an attack on the u.s. consulate on libya three years ago, she was serving as secretary of state when four americans were killed in the embassy in benghazi. kimberly hafnlg halkett reports. >> the attack on benghazi, libya killed four americans including the u.s. ambassador. u.s. state department revealed there were no protests outside the mission prior to the attack. >> what difference at this point does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and to prevent it from ever happening again, senator. >> it spent more than $4.5 million to do just that. calling back to capitol hill, former secretary of state hillary clinton who was in
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charge at the time. since 2012 there have best multiple hearings and reports but few new details about the attack. instead what the republican-led committee did uncover is that during her time as secretary of state, clinton had been using a private server for government comeal e-maie-mail for potentiay classified information. >> whether she is ever brought to justice on those remains to be seen but the fact is she brought this on herself not the republicans and not the congress. >> reporter: but after a televised interview with the number 2 leader in the house of representatives, kevin mccarthy, democrats charge that this has little to do with the benghazi investigation and that the republicans are doing no more than creating a smear campaign. >> everybody thought hillary clinton was unbeatable right but
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we put together a benghazi special committee. what are her numbers today? >> this is all about a taxpayer funded political effort to derail the campaign of hillary clinton, ladies and gentlemen that is a problem. >> especially for the victims' families who simply want an explanation for the poor security in benghazi, libya the night they're relatives died. kimberly halkett, hdges, al jaz, washington. students have shut down campuses owner across south africa demanding fees be lowered. >> calls to lawmakers were quickly met by rockets, student
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representatives council about 20,000 students here already require financial aid. >> the vast majority of our students are from the working class and those students cannot afford a like in fees but particularly a like in up front fee payments which is a strategic mechanism used by the university to actually systematically seclude poor >> reporter: here students. occupied the main senate house, university bosses and the government have now capped fee increases at 6%. >> yes, it is a challenge but i wouldn't call it a crisis. it's because we do have ways and means of discussing the matter. aand i'm hopeful that through direct discussion and compromises common solutions can
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absolutely be found. >> reporter: yet students have managed to shut down all campuses of universities. students say that's not good enough. one of them is law student who owes the university thousands of dollars for this year's fees alone. she's worried if cost goes up next year she won't be able to continue her studies. >> i was raised by a single breadwinner, but my mother passed away in 2013, now my main breadwinner is my grandmother who is a pensioner. that doesn't go very far. >> government back to national stoournt financiastoournt finan.
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students promising to fight on. al jazeera. south africa. protests in the capital began earlier this month against the president's decision obegin his 30th year in office. tanzanians go to the polls, the destiny autonomous island of zanzibar. catherine soy has the story.
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>> tanzanians get to vote, mohammed sells spices zanzibar is famous for. he says he wants less political talk. >> we have many industries, sugar, leather, textile. we don't anymore. the industries need to be revived so we can get jobs and benefit in other ways too. >> political pressure are more or less to make people's lives better by reducing poverty and cursing unemployment. but one issue that has dominated zanzibar's politics for years is its autonomy. on which the main political candidate is campaigning.
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running for a fifth time, he wants more unanimity for zanzibar. >> not to break the union but negotiate the union so that zanzibar would have powers to decide on everything, which will not be and have a way to decide which matters should be negotiated as union matter. >> the call for greater independence is a nonissue. >> we have shared sovereignty on many things. we have shared sovereignty where it comes to, the military, we have shared sovereignty when it comes to union matters. and i see nothing wrong with that. i enjoy the synergies that we see coming out of this
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cooperation. >> reporter: zanzibar's autonomy has always been divisive. the ruling party says the current voting structure works just fine. but its opponents are telling people here that the zanzibari government should have more autonomy to handle its powers. catherine soy, al jazeera. the aftermath from typhoon koppu, has destroyed nearly $150 million worth of infrastructure croms ancrops and homes. mexico sending athletes to participate in a tournament, as john holman reports.
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bringing an ancient ballgame to the games. >> first this is w-aluqua, the ballgame of the people from southwest mexico. they say it's been around for over 300 years. first world indigenous games. las lowe shows how its played. >> it is a revindication of us, we are being taken into account, our customs are being respected, and we can show what we are and do. >> the most traditional sport in the country fast and rough it's attracting young kids, university students like carla. >> football's got really commercial, but here we leave it
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all out on the street. we run over stones and that's more exciting. >> reporter: ancestor of street hockey, the aim of these two teams is to do what that team just did there, the beauty of this game is that it can be played just about anywhere. >> the ancient game, a game of the gods, traditionally each player carves their own stick. it's intended to be a part of themselves, just as waluqua is part of the traditions. >> it's really important that we keep hold of our cultural roots. that's what gives us our identity. we know who we are in this world.
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simon.simon is already pack his sticks. >> there are other words about you and me, at our website, today, and reformers hope it's the beginning of a wave that will sweep across america. but in places like louisiana in the southern united states, legalization is off the agenda. the state has the country's highest incarceration rate. >> marijuana prosecutions are very common in louisiana. >> donna weidenhaft is a public defender in new orleans.