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>> from al jazeera headquarters in doha, this is the news hour. coming up in the next 60 minutes: >> police in south africa fire stun grenades and tear gas at thousands of students protesting university fee rises. >> israel lifts restrictions on access to the al aqsa mosque compound in jerusalem. >> hunkering down, people in
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mexico's pacific coast get ready for what could be the biggest hurricane in the region's history. >> it really is food for thought. a new museum in london is devoted to what we eat. >> first to south africa where thousands of students are trying to storm the seat of government in pretoria. they were held back by riot police who fired stun grenades and water cannon at the crowd, the students protesting a planned fee hike next year. president jacob zuma plans to address the protestors, meeting them inside the union building. we are live in pretoria. is the situation calmed down a
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bit now? june the situation has calmed down significantly in the last half hour, only after riot police used tear gas to disperse students here outside the union building as they were trying to push through a fence leading to the seat of power here in pretoria. now, they've slowly trickled back into the grounds in anticipation of president jacob zuma addressing students and the nation on what the government is calling a matter of national importance. students here of course demanding 0% increase to university fees for next year. >> you mentioned the president's meeting there. what is he expected to say, do we know? >> the president's been meeting with leadership from universities from student leadership as well as management and administration from universities across the country on this issue of fee increases. students are resolute about what they want from the government.
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not only do they want fees to stay the same, because they are already in a position where they can't, many of them, poor students can't afford these fees, but long term looking at free education, a promise the a.n.c., the ruling party here in south africa made several years ago that hasn't materialized. government this week saying they can't quite afford that model. they have issued statements throughout the day today as the president continues that meeting, talking about how they have increased funding to the national student financial aid scheme, and also looking at long term solutions. what students here don't want to hear is more rhetoric about task teams and investigations. they want crease answers from government and if that's not the case, they say they will push on with these protests and that's despite exams supposed to be beginning in the following week. >> looking at some of the scenes
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of what happened earlier today, listening to slogans against corruption, you wonder whether this is becoming a challenge to the government, the a.n.c. and not just to universities. >> it's quite interesting, that the demonstrations we've seen across the country and specifically over eight days almost mimics some of the demonstrations in the 1970's and 1980s where the present government, with when leadership from the present government demonstrated in those days against apartheid and also looking for equal education for all. this is a difficulty that's facing the african national congress today. also, this is quite possibly representative of larger issues in this country, both social and economic, as students look for greater access to education in the long term, to empower themselves, also to improve the economic condition, and they're concerned that the a.n.c. is not
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delivering on promisees it's made in the last 20 years. >> thanks for that from pretoria. >> israeli police say 30,000 muslims have prayed at the compound housing al aqsa mosque in occupied east jerusalem. for the first time in weeks, it lifted restrictions on who could enter the site on friday. al aqsa lies at the heart of the recent wave of violence in israel and the palestinian territories. it's revered by muslims and jews. jews can't pray there. in september, rumor that is israel was planning to change these rules inflamed tensions. in a bid to stop the unrest, israel barred the younger islam men seen at potential trouble makers from entering the site. israel insists it has no plans to change the agreement over access. there was a rise in visits from right wing jews demanding prayer rights, among them members of benjamin netanyahu's coalition
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government. mike hanna has more now from the compound. >> for the first time in six weeks, all restrictions are lifted on access to the al aqsa mosque compound. there is a palpable change in the atmosphere on the ground in occupied east jerusalem. the police say more than 30,000 worshipers were in the al aqsa mosque compound for the friday prayers, no. on:s of any kind were reported. we've asked the israeli prime minister's office whether there was any connection between the lifting of these restrictions and talks that benjamin netanyahu had with the u.s. secretary of state, but we are told that it's a security situation on the ground that determines what measures are in place. the question many are left with, given the calm that has suddenly appeared with the lifting of these restriction is why were the restriction imposed in the first place. >> around 200 palestinians are protesting in the israeli
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settlement in the occupied west bank. israeli police fired tear gas and the demonstrators have been throwing stones at security forces. stephanie decker is at that protest. >> we've seen protests tuesdays and fridays and today, let me just show you what is happening here. we have 100-150 youth protesting further down this road. there is israeli army, you can probably hear tear gas being fired. the meme from the youth is as much against the occupation, also against what we've seen happening at the al aqsa mosque compound, known to jews as the temple mount, extremely concerned about israel's plans there. there's also anger at the palestinian authority. people here believe that they're leaders aren't doing enough and perhaps don't have the power to do anything. where as we're not seeing huge numbers, the message is the
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same, one of resistance, a message that this youth is fed up, those who were promised peace and they've seen that state, possible palestinian state with east jerusalem as their capital getting further and further away from reality. >> u.s. secretary of state john kerry in vienna has been meeting russia foreign minister sergey lavrov discussing the conflict in syria. the foreign ministers of turkey and saudi arabia are also in the austrian capital. what's coming out of that meeting, barnaby? >> so far, just dribs and drabs. on the side of the meeting, sergey lavrov sat down with his jordanian counter part, saying that russia and jordan have agreed, this is according to the russians, too, coordinates their
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military activity in syria through a mechanism based in jordan. this is what the russians would like. they have taken decisive and bold action in syria, whatever one may think of it and put themselves firmly at the center of any political and diplomatic negotiations about syria's future. having said that, that intervention has been met with deep misgivings and deep suspicion from the other three key partners here today, the saudis, the turk irv government, and the united states. now, will they take russia at face value when russia says that its intervention is designed to attack isil primarily, to not back islamic state or looking at their own intelligence. they believe the majority of russian attacks have not been against isil, against an array of other opponents of president assad, so there's a big gulf in
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perception as to the effectiveness and purpose of russia's motives in syria. >> while obviously a lot of focus on isil, let's perhaps remember that this crisis began as a popular rebellion against bashar al assad. any agreement on that key issue of what to do with bashar al assad? >> i suspect that must be what they're talking about right now in the hotel behind me, sammy. i think they will be quizzing sergey lavrov about that intriguing meeting between president putin and assad that took place in moscow two days ago. to what extent did president assad give any undertakings that he might be prepared to step down, under what conditions and in what time frame. that's what they'll want to hear from the russians. when john kerry was talking in berlin yesterday, he was saying things that really the americans have been saying for four years,
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that there is a single man who stands between a peaceful democratic, plural and secular syria and that man is president assad, so it was clear from john kerry's remarks that they still see the syrian president as the problem. does that mean that they are utterly inflexible in terms of when he might step down? not necessarily. turkey, another vehement opponent of bashar al assad, as you well know have been saying in recent weeks, turkish government officials that they are prepared to be more flexible about a possible time table. some officials in ankara a few days ago talking a possible six month transition period. now how much power would president assad have during that period? would he even agree to such measures and are the russians now such key decisive influential partners of president assad, are they prepared to put pressure on him.
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i'm afraid we don't know the answer to say any of those crucial questions yet. >> thanks so much, barnaby phillips there. >> human rights groups say medical facilities in syria have been hit by airstrikes since russia began its aerial campaign. the latest happened in idlib pro-vince. the field hospital there was hit on tuesday, killing two people. >> much more still to come here on the news hour. climate change back on the agenda, just agreeing on a framework plan is proving to be a problem. plus: >> i'm tanya page reporting from ivory coast, where economic growth appears to have assured the president of a second term. >> some of the most ancient sports set to go on display at the first world indigenous games.
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>> a suicide bombing at a mosque in nigeria killed at least 11 people. the attack happened during dawn prayers in the northeastern city. it's the capital of borno state, the birth place of the armed group boko haram. >> an opposition leader in the republican of congress said the presidential guard had him under house arrest, saying he's detained along with three others. there's a heavy police presence on the streets of the capital after several days of protest ahead of sunday's referendum. >> a vote could amend the constitution so the president can run for office for a consecutive term. we have more from the capital. >> the capital is calm, but tense. some opposition leaders are under house arrest, some saying they won't come out in case they
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are arrested by the police. this is an opposition stronghold. people were burning things. they say they put these vehicles on the streets to stop the police from coming in an arresting some of them in the future if that happens. it has been quite unusual. some shops are open, but many are closed like these. many people in the capital have left. the government said that this constitution they want top replace will be good for the people, improving the lives of the poor in the long run. the opposition are concerned the fact that it would allow the president to run for a third term. they say he is trying to hang on to power. now things look calm, but tense. you can feel it in the air, people are concerned. the closer to the sunday vote for the referendum, there could be a fair amount of violence in some pacts of the capital. >> zimbabwe's president has been
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award the chinese equivalent of the nobel peace prize. some say they are disgusted and the award is an attack on the people. they accuse him of using systemic tarture to remain in powe for 35 years. the prize said he has broughting economic order and improving people said welfare. >> police in northern india are accused of torturing a teenage boy to death. government leaders and police in the state have said the 15-year-old committed suicide. he's from the same state and lower cast as two children burned to death earlier this week. the children's death increased pressure on the government. >> in this particular case, the family of the victim claimed police torture, the police and the state government and the state say it's a case of suicide. despite the situation with this particular case, it's been compounded by the fact that this is the second such case involving members of the
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community or lower cast community in the northern state this week. earlier this week, we reported a case of two young children being burned to death in a an attack. this issue whic of caste has ben known for a long time and continues to exist. it's a highly politicized issue. the big question coming out of it is what does this mean for the indian government. it's already under pressure to deal with communal harmony as a result of various incidents and attacks by right wing hindus an minority communities, and while these are two separate. >>, they certainly compound for the government when it comes to talking about cohesiveness and a sense of security for people across the down theory. >> france is in mourning after a bus full of elderly people collided with a truck. we have this report.
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>> in dense woodland, the charred shell of a bus and a truck, both have been entirely burnt out. the bus was carrying a group of elderly people who just left aville a few kilometers away. the passengers were looking forward to a day trip. the crash happened on a bend in the road, which local people say is tricky to navigate. the bus and timber truck caught fire when they collided, leaving some passengers trapped. >> the driver of a timber truck lost control of his vehicle. the vehicle blocked the respected and the bus arrived at that moment. the bus driver did everything to avoid it but could not manage it. he opened the emergency doors to let a few people out. >> the emergency services arrived by road and air, but more than 40 people are now
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known to have perished in the fire. the french president said the whole nation was in mourning for the families of all those lost. france's prime minister traveled to the scene to meet survivors and rescuers. >> it's a terrible shock for this area, it's a terrible shock for france. today, france and the french people are in mourning. >> this is france's worst road accident for more than 30 years. an investigation into what caused it is now underway. al jazeera. >> police in sweden say an attack at a school which left two dead was racially motivated. a masked man carrying a sword killed a teacher and student and wounded two others. police shot and killed him at the scene. most of the students at the school were from immigrant families. local media say the suspects social media account showed extreme right wing tendencies.
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it's six weeks until a major climate conference in paris and negotiator ins germany are trying to agree on a framework deal. it will be the starting point for word leaders and they meet in paris next month to come up with a global climate plan. the developing nation say they want richer countries to take the lead by cutting emissions and providing clean energy technology. they haven't agreed on a way to weigh each countries targets and achievements. the pros of coming up with a framework deal is said to be complex. >> this is the final day of a week long negotiations focused on specifically on a legal agreement, which is one of the outcomes that they are aiming for from the paris process. they started off the week with a document that was 20 pages long.
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now over the course of the week, people have been adding things in that they want to have included, and they've massively increased the length of the document, so today, they're going to have to start making some very hard decisions that takes out some to reach an agreement. this is an international negotiation pros that involves more than 190 countries, so there's a difficult pros. i think people's minds will be focused on got fact that there are only six weeks until they have to gather again in paris, and it is very clear that they muff an agreement in paris. if we do not get an agreement in paris, then our chance of avoiding global warming of more than two degrees that scientists have said will be very dangerous for the world. that that chance will probably disappear. i don't think any country really wants that to happen. >> the biggest hurricane ever in
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the northwest region of the pacific ocean is about to hit mexico. hurricane patricia already packs wind speeds of 400 kilometers an hour. it's strengthening as it approaches the pacific coast. a state of emergency's been declared in three states where catastrophic damage is feared. members kepts living along the pacific coast prepare their homes and businesses for what forecasters warn could be a catastrophic storm. >> it's better to prevent than regret. i put in wood panels. i don't know how the hurricane with him hit. >> hurricane patricia is sweeping across the pacific. it's quickly grown overnight into the highest category five storm. the hurricane is expected to make land foul on friday afternoon mexico time. >> given the situation and reports presented by the
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national emergency commission, the secretary of the interior said in three states of the country, there is a state of emergency. >> the bustling port city is in the direct pat of patricia, but not everyone is worried. >> as a preventative measure, we decided to buy some basic goods in case roads are closed, we'll have the essentials at home. >> we didn't buy that much, because they regularly say a hurricane will come. normally they don't hurt. that's why the majority don't participate that much. >> many areas are evacuated and ports and schools closed. government leaders are bracing for what is threatening to become the most intense hurricane to hit mexico's pacific coast. al jazeera. >> let's get weather now. as bad as it looks, rob. >> there's every reason to think it will be.
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it's in the warm part of the ocean. the el niño year has given an extra boost. given that the waters off the coast of mexico are a record 31 degrees, that is just been enough of a thing to break the camel's back and make this a real record breaker. in the last 36 hours or so, it's gone from just a category one to five. you get no higher than category five. on satellite, it doesn't look that huge, but it is. it is the strongest western hemisphere hurricane ever recorded. this is where they are in the eastern pacific and atlantic. little the strongest hurricane as far as we know ever recorded. it's got strong winds, a hugely deep core, so the central pressures, sustained winds currently are 335 kilometers per hour, gust to go 400.
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category five is going to be about the same when it hits land, maybe a little less. it's moving towards the land. it's likely to cross within probably eight hours now, just north of man does a neo manzanillo.huge waves and a big storm surge. after that, you've got the rain to fall. already started, hasn't come to much yet, but i assure you, it will. >> voters in the ivory coast go to the polls sunday.
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not everyone is feeling the benefits. >> the h.k.b. bridge is the pride of the area, some bottommizing revival. after post election violence in which 3,000 people were killed, ivory coast economy is now moving forward. >> i don't waste any title. i know that any appointment i have, i will make it. >> the bridge is part of the president's multi-billion dollars investment plan driving growth over 9% a year. international hotel chains are taking their claim, signaling faith in the country's stability after so much bloodshed. the african development bank partly paid for the bridge and has moved its headquarters back after a decade in tunisia to avoid civil war here. >> peace is very important, and always extremely underestimated.
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peace with a better infrastructure has come with investment, which is very important to economics. >> the violence of the last election when the former president refused to accept defeat isn't expected to be repeated. he awaits trial for war crimes in the hague. many people simply have no appetite for it. >> the president is widely expected to win a second term, largely because of the improvement to the economy here. the markets are busy, new buildings popping up all over. the big challenge is making sure everyone benefits. >> he drives businessmen around the city but wishes he was the one carrying a briefcase. >> the economy is booming, but what's the point if people like me don't feel the effects? we need more investors so i can start my own company. right now, i have no choice. >> while money is also spent in the rural areas, half the population is poor.
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inequality can breed unrest. al jazeera, ivory coast. >> stay with us here on the news hour. still to come: >> we report an upsurge of gun sales in jerusalem as israelis russia to arm themselves against a wave of unrest. >> these are bullet holes left by navy helicopters in the search of the world's most wanted drug lord. >> i'm at the paraathletic world championships in doha, finding out if a sporting event really can help change tuesday towards disability. >> our american story is written every day. it's not always pretty... but it's real. and we show you like no-one else can.
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>> we agreed that there will be a zero increase of university fees in 2016.
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discussions will continue looking at broader issues than the fees. june that's of the challenge is looking at broader issues. this increase is just for 2016. if they want to make students happy, they'll have a look at a long term solution over funding for students who can't afford tertiary education -- we are hearing more stun grenades being fired. even after that news has come through, it seems students have remained at the union buildings and police are trying to disperse them. students here shouting at police to go away. it seems that they want to stay as the union buildings, perhaps waiting for an address from government. more stun grenades are being
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fired, students rushing out of the grounds. >> if it's not safe. >> tear gas has been fired. >> we'll let you take cover and perhaps talk a little later once the situation is a bit safer for you. we'll try and get back when things have calmed down there. >> israelis are rushing to arm themselves against possible palestinian attacks. gun stores reported a massive jump in sales as andrew simmons reports from the occupied west bank. >> they say it's never been busier in this shooting range at an israeli settlement in the occupied west bank. jewish settlers living in occupied land get cleared for a firearms license, unlike other israel citizens. >> more than 150,000 guns are privately owned in israel. add to that private security
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firms and all of the security forces and services and that's a colossal amount of fire power on the streets. >> we literally can't believe how fast our predictions have proven right, because in the past few days, there have been repeated killings of innocent people. >> palestinian-israeli and international human rights organize say there's a shoot to kill policy and there have been summary executions. the israeli government denies excessive forces being used. among recent cases, the killing of a bystander, in southern israel. he was shot by a private security officer. disputed accounts of how a palestinian man was killed by a jewish settler in hebron. soldiers made no attempt to disarm him. many israeli civilians are setting out on an offense of
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their own. this gun club has sold out of c.o. gas and sales of weapons up 400%. >> what about yourself? do you carry a gun all the time? what do you carry? >> back at the israeli settlement shooting range, there's a massive increase in the number qualifying to carry a gun. >> 400% up, because the situation, you know, people are afraid. >> it takes just a day for these settlers to be tested and then receive a firearms permit. andrew simmons, al jazeera in the occupied west bank. >> china's central bank cut interest rates again to try and boost its flagging economy. it cut for the sixth time of the
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year making it cheaper to borrow. it cuts interest paid on bank deposits. it wants chinese to spend rather than leave money in the bank. >> the u.s. and pakistan calling for renewed peace talks between the taliban and afghan government. white house correspondent patty calhane reports. >> with the world's press watch, the leaders of the u.s. and pakistan promise their relationship is going to get better. >> we use this meeting to further the relationship between the u.s. and pakistan. >> the relationship spans over 70 years and it is my intention to strengthen this relationship. >> it's the same pledge president obama made when he first took office. there have been big setbacks, like when u.s. special forces found and killed sam bin lot in
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pakistan and the government wasn't told. the u.s. accuses pakistan of supporting the taliban in afghanistan. members of congress have pushed the president to use his leverage to push the prime minister to do more. >> i think he has leverage, but he has to use it not publicly, but privately. i think that's the key, the key thing that he has to do, because he's got to tell the prime minister from pakistan is here now look, we've had enough of this stuff. a lot of the aid wee get you, you're just not going to get anymore. >> the obama administration is what holding $300 million in military aid, just a fraction which what it gives pakistan. since 2002, the u.s. has given pakistan $31 billion. that figure has been diminishing every year. the white house was floating the idea of selling them fighter
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jets in part because they want pakistan to agree to limit their nuclear weapons program. when a story leaked that they are even talking about it, analysts say the negotiations fell apart. >> that hope was there about three weeks ago. even then, there wouldn't have been any nuclear deal, but some understanding, some mention that they agreed to move forward, that's over. there is going to be discussion about this, there's going to be pressure on pakistan to limit the weapons program. as far as i can tell from the pakistani side, there isn't going to be much give on that. i think it's going to be a conversation that won't go anywhere at the end of the day. >> continued conversations with strengthening the relationship, with few actual signs that it's working. patty calhane, al jazeera, washington. >> presidential candidate in tanzania are campaigning, promises to provide free education, combat rampant corruption and protect the rights of minority groups. people living with the medical condition are still concerned
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for their safety ahead of the polls. we explain why. >> he is still getting used to his new prosthetic arm. he is just back from the u.s. where he got it through the help of a non-profit organization. his hand was cut off earlier this year to be used for witch craft. >> they first cut off my fingers, then my forearm, which was very painful. >> his sister was also brought to this safe house. their friend lost his arm in 2013, and maria helps takes care of them. she suffered a similar fate, both her armles chopped off by a man she knew. >> when i see him, my heart breaks for him and other children. as a parent and as a person
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living with albinoism, i feel for him. >> about a dozen people, including a toddler are said to have been killed or maimed last year. the government outlawed witch craft in january, but it's still secretly and widely practiced in parts of the country. >> human rights campaigners worried about a trend that most attacks on people living with albinoism -- what worries them more are reports of increased attacks in neighboring countries. >> she has helped many with albinoism. she said it's not just elections that bring more attacks in tanzania. >> we are talking about africa in general. the united nations has
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documented 25 countries where atrocities are being committed in africa. >> in a suburb of tanzania's coastal city, we meet mary. she fled her village in 2009. her 14-year-old daughter living with albinoism had just been killed and her legs hacked off. >> i realized my daughter was dead when i saw her neck. they tried to behead her. >> these are her other two daughters. she worries about them, but they are safe. many other children like them still live with people who have refused to let go of a practice that is now outlaw lawed. >> presidential hope was in argentina have held their last rallies before the vote on sunday. the president has chosen successor daniel who is leading in the polls. she has already served two materials and she is barred from
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running again until 2019 by the constitution. she has been in power 12 years. >> the most wanted criminal in mexico is forcing many villagers to keep safety. el chapo is on the run after escaping three months ago. he also narrowly escaped recapture earlier this month. we have been to the remote mountainville to hear how military helicopters fired at civilian homes. >> displaced mexicans, cared and desperate for help. many want to get to the town from their villages deep in the mountain range, they carrying their children with them. >> we walked for three days, day and night. by the second day, i had no shoes. sometimes, there wasn't a drop of water to drink. >> they are fleeing the mexican navy, whose helicopters fired on
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several communities before ground troops stormed through. they were hunting this man, joaquin guzman, known as el chapo, the world's most wanted drug lord. the navy missed him, but not the houses of her and others. as she looks at hour video of her bullet ridden home. >> that is where the first bull hit hit. >> she remembers running to try and protect her 2-year-old daughter. >> i cried and screamed and begged them not to harm us. i told them we weren't bad people. we wanted tell them to talk to us like the government did before. they shot at us without caring about who was there or who they killed. >> when we visited the village the day before, we found only animals. all their owners had fled. >> this small village really is in the middle of nowhere. you can imagine the surprise of somebody living here to suddenly see navy helicopters in the sky and have their house peppered
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with fire from them before infantry swooped in here. those armed forces are long gone, but the people living here are still too scared to come back. >> it's just the latest of many incidents in which the military have trampled the rights of civilians while battling organized crime, say human rights organizations. >> military forces are meant to kill, not to detain people or take them before authorities. that means that there are frequent human rights complaints against them. >> many support or fear el chapo in the mountains where he was raised. that may explain the aggressive support from the military. it's won them few new friends. >> still to come on show the, an icon of motor sport closes in on another world championship six years after his last. >> i'm in washington, d.c. where
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the men and women who risk their lives during and after the second world war have been given america's highest honor, a congressional gold medal.
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>> a psych red fire lighting ceremony got proceedings underway. there will be 10 sports in 10 days. aside from events like running,
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swimming, restling and football, there are more traditional sports on the schedule, including football that is played with the head alone rather defeat. >> in the north of brazil, it's about more than sport. >> this is the first time ever that tribes from around the world as far as new zealand and russia have joined in. certainly it's a sporting event, but the organizers stressed it's not your traditional sporting event and that the emphasis is cultural and also spiritual, so very much a coming together of the indigenous peoples from around the world. we spoke to someone who said this is the perfect and very unique opportunity not only to showcase to the world, but also to exchange ideas with other people. >> former fifa official french
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diplomatic will run for president a second time. he launched his campaign friday with a detailed plan of how he wants to modernize the government body and fight inequality. he failed to secure five votes to become a candidate in may, which was one by seth blatter, who is now suspended. he joins three others in meeting monday's deadline to apply for next february's election. >> spanish anti corruption police are investigating allegations of match fixing known as he will classico. an assistant referee claims to have been pressured to favor real madrid. the official claims the referee for the game told him instructions had been given by the spanish refereeing committee.
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no official response from the committee yet, but the corruption office in barcelona is investigating. >> it appears i am plausible, because the referees to do that match had not yet been designated. for me, it's impossible, but i know only what i read in the newspapers. >> winning 3-1 in the europa league, a star player failed to make it because of security fears. scoring 10 goals for bother monday is a member of the national team of armenia, which technically is sometime at war with an azerbaijan. he feared being arrested. >> five word records were broken on the opening day of the paraathletic world championships in doha. it's the first time the event's been held in the middle east.
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it's one of the showcasing top level sports. organizers hope tuesday can be changed toward disability in the region. andy richardson reports. >> he isn't just getting ready to completely as these paraathletic world championships. the javelin thrower and shot putter expects to win medals bolt here in doha and next year at rio's paralympics. a record holder in his category, he hopes his efforts will inspire others. >> my aim is to encourage more youngsters to take up sport. i want to be an example. nothing has stopped me. in fact, my disability is a motivation for me to try harder. i really want the next generation to do sport. >> this is the first time the event has been held in the middle east. it's only the second time it's been held outside of europe. organizers saying this is a natural step in efforts to
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normalize tuesday towards paraathletics around the world. a platform for the competitors to snow what they can, rather than cannot do. >> those working in this region to promote equal opportunities in all aspects of life say the fight for acceptance is still on going. >> people with disabilities in the arab world face tremendous obstacles, whether it's at school, or in the workplace, or getting around in their neighborhoods and communities and most importantly, they face tremendous obstacles in the way people perceive disability. >> the effort to remove those obstacles i also one local organizers hope can be accelerate by these championships. >> i think in our society, there is awareness for this, but we need to make it for sure. we need to make it, you know, official. we need to let the people know that they can be champion, they
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can be trainers, they can be official, they can be anything. >> for people with disabilities to be included in the same sentence or same concept as super athletes is a real powerful vehicle for changing the way people perceive disability. >> roman's medal winning exploits, just one more example of what can be achieved. andy richardson, al jazeera, doha. >> six time moto g.p. opinion rossi could compete in malaysia this weekend. the italian stands on the verge of another world title with an advantageous over lorenzo. >> china's president xi is a several confessed man united
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fan. he paid to visit to their rivals. president xi was accompanied by david cameron for a v.i.p. tour. he even took the time to pose for a photo with man city stars and paid a visit to the local hall of fame to see the induction of chinese and former man city footballer, taking his place despite scoring just three goals for the club in 130 appearances. that is all the sport for now. more a bit later. >> thank you so much. museums may not be everybody's tastes, but the world's first food museum is hoping to change that. we have this report from london. >> on the big screen, where the food you eat goes. >> the moves can restrict and relax. >> a voice guides you along the path. the pill camera takes from the
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esophagus down to the stomach and beyond, a vibrating massage chair adds to the sensory experience. >> a lot of museums are caught up in the value and expense of the things that they're holding that they become very protective about it. this museum, if you go away feeling inspired by food, by what you can create and go and have your own food adventure is much more enabling and lively. >> visitors experiment with the changing taste of chocolate. you eat the same chocolate listening to four different sound scapes, notes the visitors take documenting their chocolate experience will be tabulated and analyzed. >> it had school noises and their various cartoons. >> menus provide a snapshot of life at the table. one is signed by winston church hill in 1907 and a christmas day
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menu designed by british prisoners in a nazi war camp. >> today sharing of food experiences curry favor with our friends and appear to be cool. in the past, they did it in different ways, put on very elaborate feasts. >> the museum is passionate about education. they want people to know and understand where our food comes from, and that includes butterflies. they're big pollinators, pollinating a lot of fruit and vegetables we eat every day. >> butterflies, the undervalued pollinator are an interesting way to indicate global food security. the museum hopes the exhibit will plant ideas in people's minds about how we get what we eat and the importance of preserving the environment for food. al jazeera, london. >> stay where us here on al jazeera. we've got another full bulletin of news coming up in just a couple of minutes, so don't go
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>> following student clashes with police in perrer toia, the south african president says there will be no increase in university fees. ♪ i'm sami zeidan in doha. also ahead on the show, israel lifts restrictions on the al aqsa mosque compound in jerusalem. people on mexico's pacific coas