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only on al jazeera america. >> hello, welcome to the al jazeera news hour from doha. >> the e.u. will deploy hundreds of border guards to the balkans. >> tension in tanzania as the ruling party faces the first real challenge after more than 50 years in power. >> an emergency evacuation or indonesian children as a toxic
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haze spreads. >> i'm andrew tomas in australia. a world famous landmark, and for aboriginal people, a sacred site. when tourists climb it, they're insulted, so why are people still trekking up? >> we start this news hour in brussels, where european leaders are meeting for acknowledge emergency summit on the refugee crise. the e.u. says it will deploy more than 400 borders guards to the western balkans to help stem the flow of refugees. this comes at three eastern european states have threatened to shut their borders this fount coys further north stop accepting new arrivals. 690,000 people have arrived in europe so far this year. the majority have been coming in via turkey, greece and through eastern europe, but three
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countries there, bulgaria, romania and serbia will shut their borders if countries further north stop accepting new arrivals. slovenia has been struggling to cope with the thousands of people coming in. its penalty will act on his own if the e.u. can't solve the problem. in a minute, we'll get an update on the situation at the slovenia-croatia border where robin is standing by. first let's go to brussels and our correspondent there, david. a draft plan has been put on the table, david. >> that's right. this is an initiative essentially by the president of the european commission. he's got a 16-point action plan on the table, but has come out with an emotional statement today. he actually said that every day now counts with winter approaching. otherwise, it won't be long
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before we see people in the cold rivers of the balkans perishing miserably. pretty emotional statement, i must admit, from the european union. he's going to push through this action plan. he hopes all 16 points will be accepted by the 10 nations that are involved here, including, of course, germany and angela merkel. just to take a few of the headlines out of those 16 points, essentially as yods, 400 border guards will be going down to the recorders of the european union to try and help stem the flow or at least control the flow of refugees coming in to the europe union. there are very much dangers that if slovenia sees that these action plan doesn't go through might well start putting up borders and fences and razor wire and other nations saying they refuse to be a buffer zone for those people rejected by that the european union.
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this is a coordinated plan. they want to take action. they want to take action soon, but it's a case of having a speaker suede everybody whose attending this summit that they will follow through on these promises, and that's the hard line, of course. >> all right, thank you. david will be keeping an eye on developments at that meeting in brussels for us. robin is at the slovenia-croatia border where thousands of people are continuing to cross. robin, what is the situation where you are right now? >> hello, martin, this his the point with all of those refugees come in from croatia and beyond into slovenia and they are held in not much more than a pen, almost like an animal pen in the meadow behind me. to my left, you will see hundreds of people now moving off on foot to a processing camp, and that journey alone
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will take about two to three hours or more, especially those who are carrying their children, because they cannot for whatever reason bring buses up to this point and take these refugees on to the destination to the close to the austrian border where they then hope they can move on into austria and beyond. that is the situation that's going on here and it is happening two or three times a day, these numbers coming in, in trains to the croatian side of the border and then walk across and this is where they end up behind me. there is a humanitarian aspect to this. it's very important, concerning the fact that the temperature is now falling in the evenings. it was a very cold night last night, not much in the way of food and other provisions. let's take a look at my report, which is exploring the kind of issues that the leaders in brussels will be talking about today.
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>> how to manage tens of thousandles of refugees per week moving across europe, that is the challenge facing european leaders. with so many people coming in at this rate, every day, european leaders, especially the balkan leaders have to agree how much longer they can keep this going and how to regulate all of these people. >> the volunteers say now is the time for compassion. >> they keep coming and we have to take care of them. >> what do you think they should be discussing? what do you think needs to be done? >> really to me, i do not talk the politics. it's the human side that we really see these are human beings as we are. >> all from syria are grateful to be here. >> we have to say thanks to europe, because they open and
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make it easy for us to come. >> some in europe see that as the problem, and that only barbed wire or bureaucracy will solve it. human rights groups are calling on regional leaders to make the welfare of those in need their highest priority, so in brussels, the debate may swing between the need for compassion and the need for control. >> now, the security services, the slovenia police and the military seem to be doing a reasonable job of coordinator things on this side. a lot of them here setting up camps, not the one behind me, but others further down the road, to process the numbers of people, but the logistical side, the coordinating died is ok, but it has to be said we are encountering problems with delivering the food, the water and so forth. with me to talk about those
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issues is one of the volunteers from slovenia, who's come to get involved and to help out with this. you've been telling us that you're now being asked to move on. can you tell me a bit more about that? >> so it happened to be like that, they want to control what we are doing, even though we don't cause problems, and in all the other camps, the help is central iced by the red cross and civilian protection, and we get no access as of like ordinary volunteers. >> are the people getting what they need? are they getting the food, the water, the clothing when they arrive here? >> when they arrive here, so here there were no organizations, like official organization. it was self organized group, which was good, because we went to the people, we were human beings to them, we were talking to them like, you know, we went
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inside, we had no fear of that, so they have got this human contact that is really important in this kind of moment, you know, that's one aspect. they also don't get no information. they don't knee even where they are, so it's very important they have contact and they have opportunity to talk with the people that are from here, you know? but in the other camps, the problem is that they don't talk to them. they don't, you know, they just give some basic stuff, you know, so it's not only the humanitarian aspect like giving food and even this, they don't get. we saw in one of the champs, there is like a corridor and people squeeze next to the fence to get this piece of bread, you know? the problem is that there are many people that cannot squeeze through the fence and fight for that piece of bread, and the red
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cross in one side is saying yeah, we cannot give more, because we don't have enough, and then, you know, it's a problem. blah blah blah, and everybody can get only one piece of bread, but on the other side they are saying their storages are full of stuff. >> sorry, we're going to have to leave it there. i'm sorry. we're going to get back to you, martin. what seems to be the key issue here is how to improve conditions for those who are arriving. at this point at least, they have no shelter and not enough food, and not even dry clothing, and they are spending up to five hours at a time outside in the cold before then having to marsh a considerable distance to be processed. that is a key issue that human rights organizations and volunteers are calling for. back to you. >> robin at the slovenia-croatia border, thank you. >> the syrian president bashar
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al assad says he is ready to take part in elections and that a political solution to end the war is possible. assad made the comments to a delegation of russian lawmakers who are in damascus, but he says a political deal will depend on eliminating what he called terrorist organizations. jamal is a writer and former editor of the newspaper. he said a political solution in syria would depend on many players and some of they're views are yet to be heard. >> the results of any elections right now in the current situation held in controlled areas in air i can't, we can predict who would win these elections pretty easily. this is are the not much of a concession if you want to look at it that way from the syrian regime, because they are very confident that they are strong at least in the areas where they hold, but this dependency an many factors and many players.
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some of them we haven't heard from. we haven't heard from some of the major players in the fighting forces on the ground in syria with some of their allies of the government as well as islamic state. they are not going to take part in this. everybody seems to be in tent on destroying them, yet they still control large swath of land on the ground and they have a say in whether there will be a peaceful transition in syria or not. right now at this moment, we are looking at a picture that's not complete, that does not include everyone. that adds to the ambiguity of the process. >> palestinians and israelis reacting to the actions to al aqsa mosque compound. there is a suggestion of 24 hour surveillance of the site, but israeli prime benjamin netanyahu says he well cups the idea. the tensions remain in the occupied territories. in the latest incident, a palestinian woman was shot and
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killed in hebron. earlier in hebron, a palestinian man was shot and wounded by israeli settlers. in a third incident, an israeli man was reported to have been stabbed after getting out of his car that was being stoned by palestinians. stephanie is in ramallah with the very latest. despite these measures designed to cool down tensions, the violence is continuing. >> that's right. you mentioned the latest, the second i understand, actually, around the hebron area, this woman who was shot dead, she was at a checkpoint very close to the cave of the patriarchs in the mosque. an israeli army said she pulled out a knife and hence was shot dead. we spoke to the international solidarity movement. this is a movement that is pro palestinian, for the palestinian courts, protection of palestinian rights against the occupation. they say they spoke to a witness
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on the ground who say that the woman had passed a checkpoint. she'd been searched, then they shot at her feet. she moved back, put her hands up and then was shot dead. now very difficult to verify these reports, which narrative is the right one. we do know there's a lot of security, surveillance cameras in that area, so if there is a conflict in the narrative, if there is a palestinian narrative that is challenging the one on the israel side, then i think, you know, releasing a video to show that she did attempt to stab, which calmed this, palestinians often don't believe there was a stabbing or attempted stabbing. ambulances were not allowed to get to the body, so these kind of things don't do anything to calm the situation on the ground. that's the second incident around hebron today, and as you said earlier, police also coming that two men dressed at ultra orthodox jews stabbed and
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israeli man. he was moderately injured, taken away. those two suspects on the run and there is still an ongoing operation by the israeli army to find them. >> that mistrust between the israelis and palestinians continues, especially with relation to this new suggestion that 24/7 camera coverage at the al aqsa mosque compound could help ease tensions. >> that's right. well, i can tell you, the palestinian narrative, we just went down to the streets of ramallah to speak to people as to what they think this will bring to the table. really, a unified voice in a way to many people, men, women, young and old we spoke to where they think this, regardless of with who will be in charge of mapping these cameras. jordan which is in charge of the holy site in jerusalem, custodian if you will, still think it will benefit israel. people want to know who is going
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to be in charge, to what benefit, how is this going to play out. many say we are not clear what is going to happen at all. the leadership hasn't made it clear what this means, how it's going to be implemented and again, most of them saying that what really matters is not cameras, no cameras, is the facts on the ground. if they continue to see these right wing jewish settler groups given access to the al aqsa mosque compound, the temp mount, limiting muslims access during that time. certain ministers, they are incredibly insightful to palestinians wanting to change the status quo, allowing jews to pray, even though the israeli government says it has no intention of doing that, there is a massive distrust here, they don't believe it. >> still to come on this al jazeera news hour, the cleanup after hurricane patricia, mexico and the now the u.s. having to
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deal with flash flooding. >> a controversial film about rape is banned in india. critics say it gives too much focus to the criminals. >> in sport, there's controversy at the makes moto g.p. andy will explain how that affects the race for the championship. >> elections have got underway sunday that could change the political landscape of parts of africa. techies are high in ivory coast as voighters return to the polls five years after a defeated election. more than 3,000 people were killed and others displaced after the vote. it will determine whether the long term president will stay on. the polls have closed in
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tanzania. the c.c.m. has been in power there for more than half a century. we can talk a little bit more about that now with ahmed, a tanzanian journalist. we say how the election has been played out on the mainland. give us an idea of how zanzibar is viewing the elections. >> they are viewing it with hope, a lot of hope, the mantra all over the island is for change. change not only in government, but also change in the very structure of the union between the two countries of the mainland and zanzibar, which formed the united republic of tanzania. the people are zanzibar are clamoring for more autonomy and they want actually a union which is based on treaty between these
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two countries, while the c.c.m. is for the existing structures of two governments leading possibly to a unified state. >> is it likely that the people of zanzibar will vote for the opposition and in so doing will weaken the ties with the mainland? >> yes, very likely and in fact in the previous election, the opposition has claimed that they did win, but they were robbed of victory. this time, i think what is going to happen, judging from what i've been hearing from the people is for the younger members of the c.c.m., the youthful voters, voting for the zanzibar opposition presidential candidate and giving the votes to the m.p.'s of their own parties. >> zanzibar is semi autonomous
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with its its own government and its own president. >> yes. it is also on the legislature, but the people there, they want more autonomy, greater autonomy and to be able to manage their own economic affairs. now, the question is if the c.c.m. is defeated, will it relinquish power or whether they will try to hold them to power as they've done for the past over 50 years. >> now, zanzibar has often complained of violence carried out in the name of the ruling party, the c.c.m. has what been the run up to this election like? >> in the previous few days and previous few months, there has been some incidents, which are a bad omen. even today, we hear there have been some incidents of ballot papers not raving at certain
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polling stations. we are not sure if this is the result of incompetency and disorganization by the zanzibar commission or whether it is part of a sinister plot to derail the pros, and in the process, rig the elections. that is not clear yet. >> ok. thank you very much. ahmed talking to us live from london. >> the polls are due to close across the republican of congress in a referendum of whether to extend the president's time in office. under the rules, he can't run for a third term or be under the age of 70. he is 71 years old and has done two terms all right, seven year terms. politicians against the vote of course are protesting against the government. >> in ivory coast, people have been voting in presidential elections. the current president there is likely to win a second term.
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tanya page is in the country's economic capital. >> this is a high stakes election for ivory coast. it could draw a line under the violence that exploded after the last election and cement ivory coast economic rerival which has all happened under the current president, who is heavily favored to win this vote. he really doesn't have a lot of strong competition. the former president awaiting trial for war crimes at the hague, the man who now leaves hit party has divided the party. many supporters of the party aren't going to vote for that presidential candidate. three of the 10 presidential candidates have bowed out in recent weeks. voter apathy, people feel they don't have a lot of choice that kind that could lead to some frustration. the officials well aware of that, the military on the streets and strongholds all
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former president are patrolling, maintaining a high presence, high visibility, police on the streets as well in vehicles mounted with machine guns, just in case there's trouble. >> a cleanup operation is underway in mexico after states hit by hurricane patricia. it's the smaller rural communities that are really struggling to recover. john reports now from mexico. >> this is the result of the strongest hurricane in the western hemisphere near the peak of its power. roads strewn with fallen trees, crops ruined and buildings ripped apart. authorities feared it would be much worse, but that doesn't mean those in the path of hurricane patricia escaped unscathed. we mound marisol in a shelter. >> our houses went in the wind.
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this collapsed and destroyed everything. >> she showed us the ruined home she shared with her father and daughters. they are now homeless. >> this was my house. it was the only refuge that i had. >> it's the same story in village after village. it's the rural poor, rather than the region's wealthiest tourist towns that have borne the brunt of this storm. this is the coastal area where hurricane patricia crashed into villages like this one. the very high winds at its very center missed the poor and the holiday resort town with their high populations. as the storm subsided, the armed forces and government agencies started work restoring communication and clearing roads. mexican authorities generally
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react quickly to natural disasters, but they've often been less willing to provide long term solutions once the danger that passed. luis had just finished paying for the damage from the last big storm. what he needed that time and this one is a concrete roof to stand up to high winds. >> we're going to have to start again from zero. there is no help. you have to do it all yourself. >> he couldn't afford the roof or get government funds for it. now, he's sorting through his few remaining possessions again. it's a common story. >> the federal funds arrive late and people are forgotten, or if they haven't documented everything they lost, they don't receive help. >> the challenge for authorities this time around is to make sure that the many people like marisol and jose luis are not so vulnerable when the next storm
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comes. >> richard is here now and he is following hurricane patricia, adding to flooding in texas now. >> that's right. they really did dodge the bullet in mexico, if you look at the traffic, right between populations of 180,000 and 380,000 respectively. there are the remnants now across northern portions of mexico. that's on the surface. higher up in the atmosphere, its circulation that pushed up across into texas and the in texas, the population is 30 million so somewhere is going to be hit by torrential rain. a frontal system is giving rain in a wide area. we've seen vast amounts of rain in the last few days, nearly half a meter of rain in the last few hours. the lane is coming down where the grand prix is scheduled to take place. the rainfall rates are going to be about 160 millimeters in one
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hour in some parts of texas, so there's the current situation, low pressure there is sucking the water up from the gulf of mexico, so the drainage in place like galveston could be hindered. when the rain comes there is nowhere for it to go. it will eventually get better, but the flooding risk will transfer across to mississippi and later alabama. >> still to come, we look at how survivors are struggling to rebuild their lives six months after that massive earthquake, which left nepal in ruins. in sport, find out why this formula one team is on the move without a car ahead of the united states grand prix. ix.
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not the other way around. >> hello again, european leaders are preparing to meet in brussels for a summit on the refugee crisis. bulgaria has threatened to shut its doors if countries don't separation of. >> bashar al assad said a political solution to end the war in syria is possible but says a deal will depend on eliminating what he calls terrorist organizations. >> tensions remain in the occupied territories 24 hours on after new measures agreed for al
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aqsa mosque compound. an israeli man is reported to have been stacked in a series of incidents in the occupied west bank. >> it's the end of the political era in argentina. voters there are electing a replacement for the president. >> for 15 years, working as a scrap merchant, he works on the streets every day and says until now it's been difficult for someone like him to find another job. >> i struggle every day to make ends meet. i make around $400 or $500 a month. with inflation, we are always struggling. >> the economic situation is on everyone's mind as people head to the polls an sunday to elect a new president. >> people see this election as the end of an era, christina
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search ner and her husband have dominated argentine politics for the past years. they took over a country that was in ruins after the economic crisis of 2001. critics say that their legacy is clouded by their confrontational style, allegation of corruption and the relation of national statistics. >> with the search in hers in power, the government implemented social programs that have helped millions around the country. human rights abusers during the dictatorship have been prosecuted, thanks to the amnesty laws and the government implemented protectionist policies to strengthen national production. shsay the economic policy that benefited the sector. >> when the government shut down imports, our business improved. local production has i a improv.
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>> argentina is divided between supporters and detractors of the government. in the last years, the government popularity has dropped because of the high inflation rate and the levels of confrontation between christina kirchner and her opponent. >> christina is always comparing what is happening today to the economic crisis of 2001. there's no doubt that we are better off today, but if we compare the last four years of her presidency when the growth rate is zero, then that's not good at all. >> 12 ears after the kirchners came to power, argentina faces an uncertain future once again. jorge alfonso only hopes that whoever comes next will not forget people like him. al jazeera, buenos aires. >> the polls have now opened in argentina. we can go live to daniel, whose outside a polling station in the capital buenos aires.
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what's the turnout looking like, daniel? >> the turnout's been quite fluid so far. the polls opened two and a half hours ago. this is the polling station where the candidates for the competition are going to vote any minute now. people have been voting early, the argentine rugby team playing in the semifinal in two hours time, so a lot of them getting their vote in early. there are situations at play here. i'm joined by adrien, the founder and editor of the bubble news website. some of those serious issues, what are the worries of the people? >> there are many issues here that are going to be defining the election today. one of them, we could say, is inflation. inflation is something that has been a concern for several years, and the government, christina kirchner's government has failed at tackling it, estimates put it around 25% per
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year, so the next president will have to deal with that straight on as soon as they take office. also, we have to think of the epic fight that christina's administration's been fighting with the so-called vulture funds, the holdouts in a new york court, and that's also a very decisive issue, because those who want to vote for manuel say they expect the government's policy of no one negotiation to continue, while those who support magli say it's time to sit down, find a way to negotiate and solve this once and for all. of course, there's crime, the crime rate is pretty high and this is something that concerns the population. these are all the issues that people are going to be taking into consideration in regard to the polls. >> eight years of kirchner in power, four years of her husband. is this really the end of an era, no matter who wins these elections?
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>> it's actually a good question. i would say that it is the end of an era. mostly because if you pay attention to what daniel has been saying lately, especially, you know, he is christina's heir, if you will, however in the last few months, he's been making several statements that seem to be different to what christina has been saying. an example, two days ago, he said he was willing to raise the income tax, from 15,000 pes sows to 30,000. it is a good question. i would say that it is the end of an era in a way, because it looks like even though he's a part of the party, he's going to take a different road, a different approach to the policies that christina has enacted in the last few years. >> thank you very much.
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back to you in the studio. >> thank you, daniel, live in buenos aires. >> heavy fighting between oh pro-government forces and houthi rebels in yemen in taiz has left hundreds of people dead. a houthi blockade of the city has led to food shortages and doctors without borders said the houthis are preventing trunks carrying vital medical supplies from entering the city. >> several neighborhoods in the lebanese capital beirut have been swamped by a wave of rubbish after heavy rains and flooding. this is video posted on to the internet, smoke the moment that household waste surged through the streets of one particular district. the footage was circulated by the new stink protest group. they gandhi handing a solution so the garbage crazy and that since broadened into a movement
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against corruption. >> an emergency evacuation for young children has been ordered by indonesia's government because of toxic smoke. millions have been affect by the haze that spread over large parts of the region. at least 10 people have died so far. >> millions was indonesians across large parts of the country have been forced to breathe toxic smoke for nearly five months now because of fires continually burning in large plantations. the smoke contains dangerous chemicals, such as carbon monoxide, cyanide and ammonia. in just one week, four babies died after having difficulty breathing in south sumatra. 115-year-old had been a happy, healthy baby. she died struggling for oxygen. her parents are angry at companies and farmers who continue to burn forests and
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vegetation to clear their land. >> those who burn are not using their brain, otherwise, they would think about the impact on other people, and they would know it would create this haze. clearly those who burn are greedy. >> scientists have calculated that this year's fires are emitting more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than across the entire united states every day. patients in this hospital are suffering from a fore fold increase in respiratory diseases. >> it's not enough to just wait for the rain to come and douse the fires. there should be more sense of emergency. >> there is anger among the millions forced to breathe poisonous air for five months now. victims of the haze, like the 3-year-old and parents of the baby have yet to receive government support. those in the affected areas say their plight is being ignored. >> after losing her baby sister,
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the 15-year-old is afraid of the smoke haze. while most of her friends can't stand to wear protective masks anymore, she won't take hers off. >> those who burn have to be brought to justice and punished as severely as possible. we have rule of law in this country. also, i have faith in our law system. it's the only thing i can hang on to. >> police named 17 companies suspected of causing the fires. three have lost their licenses, but environmental groups say they are a small part of a much larger problem. with fires still spreading out of control, her family hopes that others will be spared losing a loved one because of this man made disaster. al jazeera, south sumatra. >> it's six months since nepal was hit by its worst earthquake in more than a century. more than 9,000 people were killed. large parts of the country lie in ruins, waiting for
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reconstruction work to begin. we have more now from the capital, kathmandu. >> we are in the square, one of the seven world heritage sites of nepal. like the other sites, this one was badly damaged by the quake, but unlike the rest of the nepal damaged, six months after the quake, normal life has resumed here. behind me, there is worship despite the lack of the temple. young people have started hanging out over here. funds have started coming for rebuild sites. $200 million will be needed to rebuild the heritage sights of nepal. much of the 14 districts severely affect by the quake has not been rebuilt. more than 800,000 houses were severely damaged or destroyed, and the government estimates that the cost of rebuilding all of that would be more than $3 billion. >> around 9,000 people died in
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the quake and more than 8 million people were affected by it. most have received some form of relief, but reconstruction of their broken homes has not yet started. in the days following the earthquake, the government promised a reconstruction authority that would fast track the rebuilding. instead, it fast tracked a controversial new constitution. the result has been devastating for the country. >> protests started in the area. veterans have been in short supply in the country, the economy reeling from the quake took another hit. aid agencies have not been able to deliver higher up in the mountains and winter is fast
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approaching. nepal government approved building codes, but how the government is going to help people rebuild is unclear. people were supposed to receive $2,000 but none received it yet. they are supposed to get loans at a subsidized rate, with you so far the action plan to implement the policies has not yet been made. six months after the quake, aid agencies are appealing to the government to form the reconstruction authority and start the process of rebuilding the country. al jazeera, kathmandu. >> a documentary about a gang rape that was banned in india could be in the running for an oscar. india's daughter is about to be shown in cinemas across the united states, but women's rights activists aren't happy. >> director leslie is the toast of hollywood. her documentary, india's daughter, celebrated by the likes of actor sean penn and meryl streep.
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>> the gaining rape of a 23-year-old girl on her way home from a movie triggered an awakening that took many by surprise. >> the film was inspired by the mass protests in india that took place after the rape and murder of the 23-year-old on a bus. indian feminists have not embraced the film which was bobbed on the government ocean it could incite more violence. one of the six convicted rapists is featured prominently. >> indian feminists describe the film as one dimensional. >> the irony of a film being made about indian women supposedly to be released on international women's day which focuses mostly on the rapist and on the terrible lawyers making
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the statements they were making rather than the struggle. >> what is the point of not staring truth in the face and finding out why these men do what they do? we had better know if we want to change them, hadn't we? >> the unapologetic author talked to many people. >> every single statement of his lives in the context of enlightened views around it. >> india's daughter is just opening in u.s. theaters. viewers here aren't likely to recognize the cultural nuances and sensitivities of indian women, but outrage over the crime has been universal. while the film is about india's daughter, it ends with statistics of sexual violence of other countries around the world to show rape is not just india's problem. al jazeera, new york. >> still to come on the al jazeera news hour, in sport, the
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footballer who may have had to have a rethink about his goal celebration routine.
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>> now the debate over whether tour efforts should be allowed to climb one of the most famous landmarks in australia is hiding up again. the british named it airs rock but it has a different aboriginal time. it's 30 years since control of to sacred site was handed back to australia's indigenous
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communities. >> it's in every tourist brochure, but to abridge necessarily people, it is sacred, equivalent to the grandest cathedral or mosque. >> this place has huge ancestral and spiritual significance to us, holding the creation of the ancestors. >> to climb it is to disrespect it and those who whom it is most special. until the 1980's when it was better known by the name colonialists gave it, not much thought was given to that. today, signs and most tour guides make it clear. >> this is a sacred site. they ask us not to climb. >> filming people on the rock is considered offensive, too, so we're not showing people climbing, but a significant minority of visitors still are. >> it's one of those things in life, isn't it. you do it once, maybe, if you can do it. >> looking from the bottom is
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not the same as from the top, i don't think. >> i see this as a portative element and not a question of cultural. >> it's understandable why some climb. next to the sign asking not to is another saying whether the climb is opened or closed. only certain weather conditions mean it and the gate leasing to it are actually shut. >> they are open, means its ok to climb. >> it's true, there's even a handrail helping people up. >> the management wants people to choose not oh climb, not force them. if people insist on going up, they want them safe. >> people have died falling from the rock. a taiwanese tourist felt in the crevice in june. the aboriginal management board fear banning climbing outright could mean less revenue for
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fourists. >> everything we do is governed by that board and that board has definitely made some, you know, steps into closing the climb. >> criteria have been set, one discouraging the climb to a point where fewer than 20% of visitors do it have been met. alternative walks around the base are encouraged. but the days of people on top of the rock are numbered. andrew tomas, al jazeera. >> it's time for sport. >> thank you so much. argentina are aiming for their first ever rugby world cup final appearance. between them in history, semifinal opponents australia, australia just sneaked through against scotland, a controversial last-minute penalty, giving them victory by a point. argentina look really good in their quarter final. that happened in two hours time. >> i know what they can do, and
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we will try to put down in a bad place and try to win the battle in every break down and every tackle. >> no one really saw that coming last week. they are a great team. they put a great performance in, we're going to be -- we're not under any illusions that things are going to be easy. it's all about us going out there and doing a job and nullifying those areas. >> defending champions new zealand will be waiting for the winners in next saturday's final. the all blacks winning their semifinal against south africa by 20 points to 18. >> with or without tickets, most hours before kick out of of this rugby world cup semifinal, as
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for beating the all blacks, that sometimes looks impossible. south africa had won three of the previous word cups encountered by the teams. >> we can beat anybody if we put our mind to it. >> i'm looking for a 10-point victory for new zealand. >> all blacks said the opponents will try to rip off their heads. the first try of the match for new zealand came after five minutes. south africa were far from being outplayed. they were the better team in the first half and the boot of andre took them to a 12-7 lead. new zealand were pressing relentlessly to get back in front. meeting the resistance, a crucial try. it turned into another tense world cup classic.
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the all blacks managed to keep the ball in south african territory and won it. >> we are just thankful and humbled that we've been given the opportunity to go on to next week. >> the second semifinal between australia and argentina also takes place here and the winners will know they have a mighty task to beat this special all black side in the final next saturday. al jazeera, from london. >> moto g.p. leader will start at the back of the grid following this incident in makes grand afree. the italian appears to kick mark mash can we see off his bike. rossi claiming that marquez rode only to cause me problems. rossi is seven points clear in the world title standings.
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qualifying for the united states is set to get underway after bad weather canceled sessions saturday. crews here making the most of rare down time during that delay. texas has been hit with very heavy rain from a storm front caused by hurricane patricia. lewis hamilton will have the chance to secure his third world title. >> $1 billion worth of talent on show in sunday's manchester darby. they can return to the top of the league if they win at united. kickoff now just minutes away in that one. sergio is out, wilfred starting up front for citi. >> the most important thing is to win the game. there are different ways to try to win. i think that we have one or i hope for the fans, they can be
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seeing also a good show and a good game. >> three up in the northeast darby, they face putnam. they are playing south hampton. >> striker may be rethinking his goal celebration routine. here he is w. scoring in the dutch leak. his efforts to share his joy not going as planned. the 22-year-old apparently not hurt in the fall. he does eventually reemerge from behind. his team also slipped up though, they lost the game 3-1. rookie brett has a one shot lead going into the final round. a good man for the german who
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lives in vegas, got a hole in one in the par 317. he ended up with a five under 66 and is three strokes off the lead. the seventh hole in one of his career. >> day one of the indigenous games is taking place in northern brazil, an alternative to other more commercial sporting events includes log carrying, and a tug of war. >> the first world indigenous games have begun. archers from different tribes across brazil and mongolia, wrestling and hand ball, the games in the sports arena in a city of northern brazil are more about showing variation of the universal need to play than competing. among the demonstrations, a version in mexico of modern day tennis. behind me, the mexican
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delegation, a precolonial ballgame. the idea is to keep the ball in the air as long as possible. the first one to drop it loses. >> not here. with medals made out of wood or natural fibers, there are no winners or losers. the games aren't also just about the on field performances. event like this art fair are designed to foster the exchange of information and technology. organizers hope the discussion might also help inspire decisions on how to improve the lives of indigenous people. >> this is a platform to talk about development, to talk about how to approach, how to partner them, how to learn from their -- the way of thinking of internal development. so i think that from now on, it's going to be like a turning point event for brazil, and also for the indigenous predicament here. >> back at the arena,
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traditional travel dances and rituals are on display. perhaps the log races are the highlight of the night. they take turns carrying logs on their shoulders. >> to run for four hours with a log, you need strength in your arms, legs around all your body. you must also be sex bet for a month, because women have a special power that allows them to make us fall. >> who could question the ancestral woman about a woman's role in ensuring a victory? that's it from me job that's owl from me for now.
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