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>> hello, welcome to the al jazeera news hour from doha. >> the e.u. will deploy hundreds of borders guards to eastern europe. >> syrian's president recommends a solution to the war is possible but says terrorism must be defeated first. >> argentina votes for a new president as the era of
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christina fernandez dekirchner comes to an end. >> ahead of the second rugby world cup final, argentina aiming for their first ever final in their way to champions australia. >> the e.u. says it wants to deploy 14 power hundred border guards to the western balkans to help tackle the refugee crisis. e.u. leaders are meeting in brussels for an emergency summit. 690,000 people have arrived in europe so far this year, the majority have been coming via turkey, greece and through eastern europe, but three countries, bulgar are a, romania and serbia will shut their borders if countries further north stop accepting new
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rastles. slovenia has been struggling to cope with the thousands coming there. his president said he would act on his own if the e.u. can't sox the problem with that in a moment, we'll update the situation at the slovenia-croatia border, but first, let's go to david, whose in brussels. david, the idea of 400 or so european union border guards being sent to the western balkans is just part of the bigger plan that the e.u. is proposing. >> that's right, what the european leaders are now discussing is a sin point action plan and the 400 border guards to the west balkans is just one of the points that is raised there. what they're trying to do essentially is to cope with this crise, and they intend to try and make a coherent response and a coordinated response by strengthening the borders. it's not just the european leaders here.
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we've also got some of the balkan countries outside the european union. we have the serbians, albanians, just to mention two of them, and this whole action will have to be coordinated beyond the european borders, as well, a point that angela merkel made when she came in and made an opening statement, saying and she's just back from the turkish capitol, ankara, saying turkey of course has to be include in this coordination and plan. this 16-point agreement they're trying to thrash out today will be a long and hard trail for them. we don't know how long the talks will go on for. let's listen to some of the opening statements that we've heard with the leaders coming through into the commission today. >> what is at stake here is the coherence of our response to a tragedy that is not going to disappear soon. i was working on what we normally call the root causes of it in the last days. if it will be useful, helpful, i
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can debrief the leaders today, but the real point today, for today's meeting is our internal response, our internal borders, management and coherence of work of all the actors involved and especially again what they can do toke with the commission. >> david, some of the countries involved in today's meeting have made it abundantly clear that they're not prepared to wait for the e.u. to get its act together. they are prepared to act on their own. it sounds as though this is likely a be a fairly testy affair. >> i think that's very correct. we've heard that the most exposed countries inside the european union countries like slovenia will actually react if there's no good action plan decided today. they will also follow the suit that we've seen before, the
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razor wires, closures of the borders, if no action plan is agreed. beyond the e.u., of course, we've got serbia and albania here, and macedonia, even. the crisis there is equal. what are they going to do, how are they going to react. how can they be coordinated into this action plan that's laid down by the president of the submission. there's a lot to discuss. we've heard some details. not all details might come out at the end of these discussions. it's very clear that the european union here, which is supposed to be the emblem of human rights and moral values is under threat. the divisions are increasing here. the scenes of these refugees in no man's land, shivering with the coming winter months is appalling. something that to be done. the president of the commission said that every day now is going
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to count. there will be families in the rivers of the balkans, he said, who will probably be seen perishing miserably. today these leaders gathered in the building behind me have to come to an agreement to make sure that those scenes aren't repeated, that something is indeed done, because european reputation is at stake. >> now let's talk to robin walker at the slovenia-croatia border. robin, i can see behind you members of the u.n.'s refugee agency. they've obviously come to help croatia and slovenia deem with the situation. describe the situation where you are at the moment. >> yes, what you're seeing behind me are unhr representatives who have been trying to get inside what we can
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describe as little more than an enclosure. if the camera turns this way, you can see in the distance a couple of hundred meters away, where all of the refugees are being held. not all of them, they keep coming in in batches, hundreds, perhaps 1,000 at a time. two or three times a day, and they are made to wait for up to five hours before being moved on. we, the media have been kept back all day today from talking to them and seeing what's going on inside. we've heard complaints from volunteer organizations that they have been unable to continue their work. they were some of the first to get here to provide food and a year assistance. to my right, we have six vehicles coming from germany, carrying medical provisions and other aid and they are also still waiting. this if you like is a bit of an up-close look at kind of logistical problems facing
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slovenia at it comes to terms with how to deal with this massive in flux, because we've been having this problem for up to a week now. they've been building camps to try to pros them and move things forward, but all of this requires a close cooperation with all the other countries, as david was discussing. with me to talk about the human requirements from a humanitarian perspective is a representative from the unhcr. where do you see the problems at the moment and how can they be involved here? >> i think the best approach to the issues that we are seeing here is the cooperation and solidarity that european union needs to do coming together. we've been hearing messages, those messages need to be put in action in places like greece and also here, where you see this desperate population majority of whom are refugees from syria, afghanistan and iraq arriving here, seeking safety in europe,
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and the needs are immense. you have women and children inside here. i was talking to them earlier inside, and it's a traumatic journey for them. they have been already through too much. we need countries to come together, coordinate and coordinate with relief agencies in terms of assistance. >> it's not just about that relief. it's about where these people are going to go. they all say they want to go to germany, but that's just not sustainable, is it, for the germans. there needs to be closer information of opportunities to go elsewhere. >> yes. they have been saying from the start there's no one german answer for this whole issue, there's a european answer. europe needs to settle the situation in countries like slovenia, albania, we need to see a robust registration, and a screening mechanism which europe
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agreed previously in terms of the relocation quarter. that needs to be put in action immediately, but they need to stand in coordination and cooperation and support of each other, but also see the neighborhood needs help, as well. there is a lot of desperation driving these people. >> i see another night out in the cold for all of these folk and for the next bunch of people that are going to come through. are you not frustrated by the fact that you, yourselves are held back from going in there to be able to assess their needs. >> i think there have been many cold nights for this desperate population, women and children. yes, we were there earlier. the shift has changed, so we need to renegotiate our way in there, but the issue is, this is a desperate refugee population on the run seeking safety in europe. they should be provided the care and protection they deserve. that's very important. >> ok. thank you very much for talking to us.
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yes, another cold night in store. we're prepare aing up here, unfortunately, the people over there are still in need of warm clothes and equipment and a place to go. back to you. >> thank you very much, robin. >> a palestinian woman has been shot and killed by israeli forces in the occupied west bank. israeli police say the woman approached a security checkpoint in the city of hebron. she allegedly tried to stab a member of the security forces who then shot her. it brings the number of palestinians killed this month alone to 57. eight israelis have died. live now to stephanie decker, our correspondent in ramallah in the occupant west bank. sad to say the violence is continuing, stephanie. >> that's right. in the latest incident you mentioned, we're getting unconfirmed confirmed reports that this girl was 17 years old, the one who was shot and killed in hebron just outside the cave of the patriarchs, the mosque.
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conflicting reports, the israeli army saying she pulled out a knife and attempted to stab a soldier, hence was shot dead. palestinians we spoke to the international solidarity movement, they monitor the situation on the ground when it comes to palestinians, they fight the occupation, et cetera saying they spoke to a witness who said that the girl didn't have a knife and that she was shot at her feet and she moved back and put her hands up and was then shot again. we're seeing this a lot in terms of two different narratives, the israeli army saying one thing and palestinian witnesses saying another. i think on this occasion, there are a lot of security cameras around that area, so if this does continue, perhaps we'll see something coming out for the israelis to show what it is she was guilty of. the ambulances were allowed to retrieve her body, that also happens often. we had an incident earlier today in the occupied west bank, an israeli man was stabbed. the army said two men dressed at orthodox jews attempted to stab him. they are still looking for those
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two men. a palestinian man shot five times by a settler outside of hebron. still extremely tense on the ground here. it goes enebbs and flows, still a volatile situation. >> one proposal that will emerged from the spalt of meetings between john kerry, benjamin netanyahu and mahmoud abbas has been the suggestion that the al aqsa mosque compound be covered 24/7 by security cameras. what sort of palestinian reaction has there been to this suggestion? >> i'll allow the palestinians themselves to tell you what they think about this move. >> installing cameras at al aqsa mosque compound, the temple
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mount is being presented as a calming measure, but when you speak to people here in the occupied west bank, we are hearing a different story, certainly one of confusion. people don't really know what it means and who it will benefit. there's also a lot of suspicion. >> israel wants to know everything. they want to see what the arab people are up to. they want to monitor every move. >> it's not known what they've agreed on. leadership needs to make people aware of this. we want tons what's happening. we don't know who will benefit from these cameras, our benefit or the jew's benefit. >> what is happening on the ground will determine the situation. politic stories, diplomacy, it's just a waste of time. >> there is a real lack of trust here. that comes on two fronts. one is that people here don't believe that this israeli government is a genuine partner to believe in anything they say,
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and also lack of trust in the palestinian leadership. people here don't believe they have the power to actually implement anything that can improve the situation. what people here say in general, cameras or no cameras, it is about action on the ground. that is seeing less of these right wing jewish settler groups accessing the al aqsa mosque compound and less language from members of the israeli cabinet. that will give some kind of indication that something will change. >> that really is the key. it is changes on the ground, and that is really what everyone was telling us, so it's very good and well to talk about cameras, no cameras, who will be in charge, even if it is jordan, one man telling us, jordan, not jordan, it will benefit the israelis. there are real challenges ahead when it comes to convincing the palestinians that action is being taken which doesn't compromise the status quo.
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the al aqsa mosque, the temple mount, steps will be taken to try to end the occupation and give the palestinians their own state. >> thank you. stephanie decker reporting live there from ramallah in the occupied west bank. >> the syrian president bashar al assad says he's ready to take part in elections and that a political solution to end the war is possible. he made these comments to a delegation of russian lawmakers who were in damascus, but he also said the political deal would depend on eliminating what he called terrorist organizations. saudi arabia's foreign minister says some progress has been made during talks on the crisis in syria, but he was speaking in cairo after meeting his egyptian counterpart and reiterated saudi arabia's opinion that president assad should have no future role. >> egypt's stand to know air. >> is similar to that of saudi arabia. we both wish to see the syrian
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people determining their own fate in the future. >> still to come on this al jazeera news hour, the clean up after hurricane patricia, mexico and the now the u.s. deal with flash flooding. >> the film about rape that india banned could be in the running for a an oscar, but women's groups might not be celebrating. >> controversy at that time moto g.p. how that affects the race for the championship. >> people in argentina are voting to choose their next president. the ruling party candidate was slightly ahead in preelection opinion polls. if he's elect, he will take over
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from president christina fernandez dekirchner in power since 2007. 32 million people are eligible to cast their ballots, with first results expected by 9:00 p.m. local time. daniel is the candidate for the ruling front for victory party. the polls have him ahead. he'll need 45% have the ballots to win outright in the first round. the current mayor of buenos aires, with the economy a big issue, he has been campaigning to reduce the state's role in the economy. that's in stark contrast to the left leaning economic policies of kirchner, that she says he'll maintain. there's a wildcard, formerly in kirchner's cabinet, he left to form his own party.
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polls indicate that a significant shift of voter support is heading his way. let's go live now to against airs and talk to our correspondent there, daniel. we're headlining this pretty much as the end of the dynasty, end of the kirchner era. with no clear majority today, there will be a second round toward two leading candidates toward the end of november. end of an era, essential, kirchner has been in power since 2007, her husband was the president from 2003, so argentina has lived through what they called the kitchener era, which as you described is a
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policy with very tight state control of the economy, very strong human rights. the population has been suffering with high inflation and a high crime rate. if daniel wins the elections, he will continue to some degree those policies, but obviously will want to stamp his own authority on the way things are done. it's in many ways a very clear vote for the electorate and clear choice whether they want much of the same or radical change presented by the opponent. massa perhaps complicating that very clear choice. >> i'm asking you to read the rooms, really. i'm wondering if you can read the mood of the argentine
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people. is there enough affection for christina kirchner to rub off on her successor? >> well, there's certainly strong affection for her still. the opinion polls in the various surveys done here, she still has something like 40% popularity rating after eight years in office. that's very unusual here in latin america. it's really whether that 40% is enough or whether that will transfer to daniel. he's a very different character. he stayed more or less on friendly term with the kirchner ins their last 12 years in office but is not thought to be a very close ally certainly of christina kemp ner. they have a very different style and some of voting for him, roll beat reluctantly, see him as the least bad choice in a way, so continuation of the policy, but not with the same star, christina kemp in her's very
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strong style over the last eight years. very difficult to predict. we are looking at what we think will be a very tight race. >> thank you, daniel. >> haitians also going to the polls with more than 5 million people registered, voters expected to cast ballots. there are over 50 candidates to choose from, so a run your vote's already been scheduled for november 27. the nation is dependent on foreign aid. donors are funding this three round pros to the tune of around $17 million. >> the polls have closed in tanzania in what's expect to be the tightest election since independence. africa's longest reigning political party is under pressure from an alliance trying to capitalize on public
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discontent. >> what we've seen is largely peaceful where i am, but there was an incident, people in some voting stations have not vetted, saying their names are not in the voter's register. in some place, the registers are missing altogether. in one area, more than 3,000 people there still haven't voted by the time polls were closing. they were very angry. it's still very tense. riot police had to be called in. these regular hearts don't seem to be widespread. counting now begins. the electoral commission has a week to announce the results. spokes people want to finish this in three or four days. >> made up of the mainland and archipelago of zanzibar, an analyst said the people of
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zanzibar want more control over their own affairs. >> the mantra al all all over td is for change, chain not only in government, but change in the very structure have the union between the two countries of the mainland and zanzibar, which formed the united republic of tanzania. the people are clamoring for more autonomy and want actually a union based on treaty between these two countries, while the c.c.m. is for the existing structure of two governments leading to possibly a unity state. the question is if it is defeated, relinquish power or whether they will try to hold them to power as they've done for the past over 50 years. >> now aid workers in the yemeni city of taiz say a military block called is making it
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impossible to help the city's most vulnerable. heavy fighting between pro-government forces and houthis continues. hundreds of people have been killed over the past seven months. we have this report. >> yemenese in taiz can find no logic here. saudi-led air raids are meant to back these pro government fighters, a mix of professional soldiers and tribesmen, but they're having a hard time dislodging the houthis. >> our message to the houthis is that taiz by the support of its men, women and youth is steadfast and will not be defeated. >> convincing the people of taiz is another matter. they remain under siege.
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houthi fighters have encircled the city. basic necessities, fresh food and water can't get in. what's left is very expensive. there are just six barely functioning hospitals left in a city of 600,000. doctors are short of nearly everything, including oxygen, anesthetics and antibiotics. >> now that the country is completely destroyed, who are we forced to have a dialogue with? all sides should be put on trial. >> they keep shelling our neighborhoods. we don't see the point of talks. the government should come and see the suffering of the people. >> the houthis keep killing yemenese. there was a 12 month dialogue and they staged a coup. >> the rebel group say they staged a coup to ensure a fairer distribution of the countries wealth. the only thing that is being created is more poverty. >> we've got a lot more to come on this news hour, including four babies dying in one week from inhaling toxic fumes, as a dangerous haze engulfs parts of
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indonesia. >> in sport, the footballer who may have to rethink his goal celebration routine.
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>> you're with al jazeera and these are our top stories. european leaders currently in brussels for a summit on the refugee crisis, a draft plan promised the deployment of more than 400 border guards to the western balkans to deal with the influx. >> new measures agreed to over the al aqsa mosque compound. a palestinian woman has been shot dead and israeli man was reported to be stabbed in a series of incidents in the occupied west bank. >> syrian president bashar al assad says he's ready to take part in elections and that a political solution to end the war is possible. he says a political deal would depend on eliminating what he calls terrorist organizations. >> a member of the syrian
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opposition and professor of political science here in doha, thank you for coming in. what do you make of all this talk that seems to be gathering momentum of there being a political process and elections held? >> clearly the russians realizing that the assad's militia's will not be able to take over, and to bring them a victory that they want, and so now, they are looking at possible political solution. the problem is that they have insisted also on bashar al assad, and his removal is the condition for a real transformation in syria. >> indeed, the saudi foreign ministers reiterated as he visits cairo. mr. half recover, the russian foreign minister recently said that president assad will be willing to enter into some form
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of dialogue and enter to this process with what he called the patriotic opposition. >> i consider myself to be patrick opposition. in fact most of the people fighting bashar al assad are patriots. he is the one who has. the problem is he is now a war criminal. i don't think a foreign power would have made as much destruction as he has in syria. there's no possibility for syrians to back the one who killed their kids and destroyed their cities. he is not a serious person. listen to his pronouncements and speeches. he is very clever. he is very -- always maneuver. he tried to oversmart others,
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that's what he thinks, but he is not into reconciliation. this is a time for transition, for change, they'll argue with the one who had all the opportunities to have the dialogue in years. >> i hear exactly what you're saying, but this also might be a time of compromise. you might not be able to get everything that you want. might you have to consider that you have to deal with an assad in at least what is being described as a transition period. is that something that you can count nance? >> everybody has to compromise. with him, there is no prospect for change. he has promised and he said he has even achieved change. he is, you know, he is deceptive, not truthful.
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he think he could really just kid his opposition, his opponents. >> are you in the least bit optimistic by what appears to be a pros of dialogue starting, starting with the vienna talks. we understand there is going to be another round of vienna talks. president assad has been to visit moscow, and the so you had's have ended into talks with the americans. there seems to be some momentum building with the main focus being some sort of political conclusion to the crisis that has torn the country apart. >> i'm optimistic that eventually, the syrian people will get their freedom, but for that to happen again, the russian have to squeeze and pressure. they have shown that they can bring him to moscow at just short notice. because there are his protection. he is depending completely on them, so they can do it. i don't know why they are sticking with a dictator, a mass
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murderer. why they want out of all syrians this particular guy to preside over transition toward democracy and he is a clear tie rant. tie rants can't be democracy, because they don't understand what it means. >> we have to leave it there, sadly, but very interesting to hear your thoughts. thank you very much. >> now to mexico, where a massive cleanup operation is underway across many of the states in that country that were hit by the hurricane patricia. while most populated areas suffered minor damage, small rural communities are really struggling to recover. we have a report from hidalgo p.m. >> this is the result of the strongest hurricane in the western hemisphere near the peak of its power.
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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 found marisol in a shelter. she had nowhere else to go. >> our houses went in the wind. 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 wealthier tourist towns that have borne the brunt of this storm. this is the coastal area where hurricane patricia made landfall, crashing into villages like this one. the very high winds at its very center missed the poor and the holiday resort town with their
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high urban populations. as the storm subsided, the armed forces and government agencies started work restoring communications and clearing roads. mexican authorities generally react quickly to natural disasters, but they've often been less willing to provide long-term solutions once the danger has 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. here 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've lost, they don't receive help.
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>> 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 comes. al jazeera, hidalgo, mexico. >> patricia is adding to flood across the u.s. state of texas. rains triggered flash floods, forcing evacuation. a union pacific train was derailed, stranding the passengers. half a meter of rain fell in one county south of dallas. >> there have been floods in southern brazil, as well. they called a state of emergency to be declared by that the president roussef. she was there, seeing the damage for herself caused after rivers burst their banks following torrential rain. >> four babies have died after inhaling toxic fumes from a thick haze that has covered large parts of indonesia. slash and burn farming practices are blamed for the fog. schools have been closed and
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flights canceled across the region. we have a report from south sumatra where at least 10 people have died. >> millions of 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. on of them, a 15-month-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 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.
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>> 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 fourfold 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, the 13-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.
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we have rule of law in this country. although i have little 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. >> a documentary about a gang rape banned in india could be in the running for an oscar. movie goers in the united states are about to do so "india's daughter" which the indian government tried to ban. we have this report. >> 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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>> due to a gang 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 banned by the government on the grounds 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
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on those terrible lawyers making the kind of 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 interviewed the victims parents and friends. >> 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 about sexual violence from other countries around the world to show that rape is not just india's problem. al jazeera, new york.
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>> still to come. >> i am in australia, a word famous landmark and for be a lidge national people, a psych red site. when tourists climb it, they are insulted, so why are people still strengthing up? >> we can live to argentina playing a rugby world cup semifinal for the first time against australia.
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june it's not long before the rugby starts. >> just a few minutes away, argentina aiming for a final appearance. semifinal opponents australia just through their game against scotland, a controversial last minute pass giving them victory by a point. argentina looks good in their quarter final, beating ireland 43-20. that semi coming up now in just a few minutes in london. >> i know what they can do and 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.
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it's all about us going out there and doing a job and nullifying those areas. >> lee wellings is at the game. you probably expect australia to have made it this far, but is argentina good enough to reach their first final? >> they certainly deserve to be in the semifinals, they can put in this performance against australia today. huge excitement around this team. their quarter final performance against ireland was absolutely outstanding. right from the start in this tournament, when they first came, argentina showed the incredible talent and flair. it means there are a lot of argentina fans here, but more than you'd expect have made the journey from argentina especially for this, and given them a belief.
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they deserve their chance. i think they need to start well. if australia gets into the lead, it's going to be very difficult for argentina. what about the coach of the australian forwards, he's from argentina. they have been given permission to sing both national anthems, an argentine is coaching the australian forward. they realize they were extremely lucky to get through against scotland, a controversial one point victory. they were appalling in the second half. it was not the kind of performance you ever expect from australia, but they got through. this could be a completely different australia performance against argentina. they are the favorites. you would expect them to win. they have a really good team. it's not just about their sport. you think australia can not only get past the semifinal, but
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maybe give their old enemy new zealand a tough game in the final. the other thing, the thing that wins the tournament is not always the best team and that's certainly new zealand. sometimes it can get the momentum and that's what the australian fans are hoping for. they think they got their bad performance out of the way against scotland and ever managed to come through it. >> we will see soon enough. thank you, lee. >> rossberg has taken pole position at the united states grand prix. qualifying had to be moved to race day due to severe weather caused by hurricane patricia hitting the circuit of the americas in the accident. weather permitting, the race will start in three hours time. lewis hamilton is second on the grid and could wrap up the world title. >> moto g.p. championship leader rossi will start at the back of the grid. the penalty follows this incident in the malaysian grand prix, the italian appearing to kick martez off his bike.
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he claimed that martez rode only to cause me problems. seven points clear for lorenzo in the world title standings. >> a manchester darby is unfolding that is unlikely to live too long in the standings. it is 0-0. citi could return to the top of the table ahead of arsenal on the goal difference. earlier, sunderland beat newcastle 3-0 to move off the bottom of the table. astin villa replaced him there and they just fired their manager. harry contain has scored a hat trick for spurs. they're 5-1 up. liverpool place south hampton in 15 minutes time. >> a footballer may be
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rethinking his goal celebrating routine. his efforts to share his joy with the fans didn't go right. the 22-year-old apparently not hurt in the fall. he does eventually reemerge. there he is again. his team lost the game 3-1. >> pakistan are in complete control of the second test match against england in dubai, england finishing to avoid defeat. >> building up a huge second innings lead, 491 to win. >> england capital stair cook was out for just 10. he appeared to be struggling with a back injury, not good news for england. they were 100-33 at the close.
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unbeaten at 59. >> p.j. rookie stedhire has a lead in las vegas, recording it on only his fifth day of the tour. the german who lives in vegas got a hole in one on the par 317. he ended up with a five under 66 and is three strokes off the lead. there it goes. it is the seventh hole in one of his career. >> day one of the first ever world indigenous games is taking place in brazil, an alternative to the more commercial sporting events. competition include log carrying, archery and the tug of war. we have this report. >> the first world indigenous games have begun. archers from different tribes across brazil and mongolia,
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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 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. events 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
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them, how to learn from their 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, 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. it's a pursuit for many that would require unfathomable preparation. >> to run for four hours with a log, you need strength in your arms, your legs and all your body. you must also be celibate for a month, because women have a special power that allows them to make us fall. >> who could question the ancestral wisdom about a woman's role in ensuring a victory? >> that is it for now.
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>> thank you very much indeed. the debate over whether tourists should climb one of the most famous landmarks in australia is heating up. the british called it airs rock, but it has an aboriginal name and it's 30 years since control of the site was handed back to the indigenous community. >> it's in every tourist brochure, but to aboriginal people, it is sacred, equivalent to the grandest cathedral or mosque. >> this place has huge ancestral and spiritual significance to us, holding the stories of the creation of the ancestors. >> to climb it is to disrespect it and those for 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.
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today, signs and most tour guides make it clear. >> this is their 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 not the same as from the top, i don't think. >> i see this as a sportive 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 leading to it are actually shut. >> they are open, means its ok to climb.
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>> 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 spent 24 hours in a crevice in june. the aboriginal management board fear banning climbing outright could mean less revenue for nearby communities. >> 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 has 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. june that's all from me. do stay with us here. david foster is in the wings.
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