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you're with us for the news hour from london. this is what we're examining in detail in the course of the next 60 minutes. desperation for the people in yemen pinned down by fighting and running ever shorter of food and medicine. after 12 years domination of christina kitchen ner and her
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late husband, argentina is choosing a new president. and i'm live at the stadium where australia has booked their place in the final of the rugby world cup, but pakistan takes control against england into the final days of the second test in dubai. right now and for the next few hours at least leaders from across europe are trying to find out if they can get a unified response to the refugee crisis facing the continent. almost 700,000 people have arrived in europe so far this year, many coming from syria. the pressure is now on to find a lasting solution before winter. the summit meeting in brussels brings together leaders from these countries who are on the front line of the crisis. so far these nations have failed to come to any common agreement on what to do.
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al jazeera has seen a draft statement which includes measures such as not allowing nations to wave through refugees unless the country to which they are heading agrees. the draft statement says that the eu will send out more border guards and maybe 400 of them and speed up repatriation of those who fail and intensify maritime efforts off the coast of greece. it's looking at access to shelter, food, and water and better sanitation. for those people making the journey across europe. >> translator: it's above all about one goal, that we're able to help these people who were wandering around living in unbearable conditions. that we improve the process and that we all work together on the task. >> in a moment we're live on the slovenia/croatia border where thousands of refugees are gathering. it's a proposal at the moment, david. it's not an agreement, and they're not that close together
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on whether or not they should adopt the 16 points of this, are they? >> reporter: david, they're not judging from some of the comments we saw from the leaders as they went into this roundtable meeting. there do seem to be very strong divisions still. they're looking for a completely coherent and coordinated response from the european union, but the most urgent thing to address is to give the blankets, the heating, the sanitation, the food and the shelter to those tens of thousands of refugees who are blocked at the borders in no-man's-land and those refugees still coming through the countries outside the european union. now, when these agreements are made tonight, if they are made tonight, to actually tighten the border controls, that will have a large impact on some of the countries outside the european union. at the moment they're looking at the front line states inside the eu such as slovenia and now the
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prime minister of slovenia was saying just before he went into the meeting that the situation in his country was unbearable. he said that if a concrete plan was not worked out in the next few days or few weeks, he said the problem was the whole of the eu and europe would start to unfold. those are pretty grim words. there's a lot of action to be taken yet, but the most immediate one is to make sure those people out in the cold as winter approaches do have some humanitarian conditions, that they're not cold or hungry and that they have proper sanitation. so that probably is one thing that will come out of the meeting tonight. the other areas are still to be fought over. >> we're talking about 700,000 people so far this year, but there will be many more who are planning to make the journey. now, with these border controls with the extra guards coming in with the maritime patrols off the coast of greece, it's going to make it more difficult for anybody who wants to make that
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journey even if they do get across, they find the trek across europe that much harder. >> reporter: yes, they are. the point is, a point made by the serbian prime minister when he came in during the course of the day is, look, we're willing to take our part in this whole process. we want to coordinate a process both inside the european union and in the front line countries where the refugees are already passing through. if you tighten those border controls, he said, what are we going to do with the tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands of people that might be in my country as a result of the border controls coming in? there's a lot of convincing to be down by angela merkel and the president of the european commission where the talks are held behind me. he had some pretty chilling words, too. he said that unless action is taken, every day counts with winter coming.
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you might see families in the cold rivers of the balkans perishing miserably and that will strike at the heart of the europe union where the values are undermined by the pictures we see on border posts of the european union, and the very values they should show to the world are no longer there with those pictures. but in the end it's some form of help to get to them to ease the humanitarian crisis, that would be a start. i think tightening of the borders to 400 new border guards, that will take a lot of time to coordinate and be effective. in the end you have to make sure those people who have had such a desperate journey, most of them out of syria, are looked after and cared for in the way that the european union is supposed to do. >> david, thank you. these are pictures from a place called brachica in slovenia just over the border from croatia. the refugees are waiting for
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buses to take them on to austria. let's go to about 8 kilometers up the border from where we see those refugees gathering, and you have campfires being lit in the background and refugees waiting there. what sort of night are they going to spend? do they have any kind of shelter? is it cold? is it damp? do they have food? >> reporter: it's a cold one, david. it's going to be a cold one here. we, of course, are lucky because we have a roof over our heading hopefully later, but the people behind me will not. you might make out more smoke and fires from the enclosure they're kept in behind me. this is where they first arrive inside slovenia. i have to say that, uf unfortunately, it seems very little here in the way of a decent humanitarian response given the numbers coming in.
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up to 1,000 at a time. each time they move on, they're replaced by more people, more thousands coming over the border from croatia. this is why the coordination is so important. you can see it on the ground here. if all the countries are in step and they're all mucommunicating we can get movement. otherwise, you get bottlenecks. so this camp that you were referring to now, which you can see live pictures of, is 8 kilometers up the road. the people here, some of them have to walk that distance. it takes them more than two hours at a time, especially if they carry children with them. they cannot go to the camp until the camp is empty. it won't empty until the camp on the border with austria is empty. that camp won't empty, of course, until the awesians let them in. it's this crucial chain of spots along the way. it all needs to come together. all of these countries need to come together in order for this
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system to work properly and for refugees to get moving and not to spend freezing nights out in the cold like they're be doing there. >> with this 16-point proposal that we're talking about being discussed by the european leaders at the moment, are there those where you are to whom you've been talking who think this could create more problems than it solves, or do they think this is a step in the right direction? >> reporter: i think everybody who is involved in the humanitarian effort here certainly believes that it's a step in the right direction. what we're seeing here is also a bit of a story within a story. there are multi-nationals -- internationals, i should say, volunteers who come in from jrm aen, luxembourg, they have driven in with convoys of equipment. they've been here since the
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start to provide assistance. right now there's a medical team behind me or there was an international medical team behind me and volunteers with doctors, and they have been told to leave. so at the moment the only way people can get assistance if they have real medical troubles is to phone for an ambulance and get the ambulances in. that's just one issue of why at the moment things aren't really working here. you have to ask why it's taking so long for the slovenians to sort out this key area where everybody that comes into slovenia is going. it's difficult to understand. the process just takes time we're told. eventually the system will be up and running. at moment a lot of frustration about the way in which the relief effort is being dealt with here, let alone issues of how many more people can come in and where they go in europe. the key issue here and in many camps like this is how to keep things moving swiftly forward, and all of these people getting the relief that they need and
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the support they need. david. >> robin, we'll leave it there for now. thank you very much. the refugee crisis is one of the concerns for voters in poland's elections where opinion polls select the ruling party could be voted out of the power. the centrist civic platform party has been in charge for eight years, but opinion polls show that the conservative law and justice party, which is more hostile to refugees, has a strong lead. the officials results are due on monday. an israeli man has been stabbed close to the occupied west bank. police say his medical condition is moderate and that security forces are searching the area. earlier in the day a 16-year-old palestinian woman was shot dead by israeli security forces in the west bank city of hebron. police say she drew a knife and approached them, but palestinian sources say that she was not armed. also in hebron, a palestinian man was shot and wounded by
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israeli soldiers. in a fourth incident an israeli man was reported to be stabbed after getting out of his car, which was being stoned by palestinians. al jazeera's stephanie dekker is in ra ramally. >> it's difficult to confirm what happens steemz because we don't see footage and we're not there and hear two different accounts. certainly the area around where she was shot close to the cape of the patriarchs has a lot of surveillance cameras in the area. >> reporter: what's interesting is this started this wave and
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started a lot in occupied east jerusalem. it's really come to the west bank. four incidents today. we've had a flow on and off over the past week or so here in the west bank, and again, very difficult to control and very difficult for the israeli police and army to predict for anyone to try and calm down because they're individuals going out and carrying out these attacks and sometimes there's no attacks. people get shot and killed. it's a sensitive, complicated situation on the ground that is very hard to appease it seems at the moment. >> israelis say that one of the arab citizens used a paraglider to fly across the golan heights and into syria to join isil. they searched golan heights for traces the man. israeli aircraft was searching and dropping illumination
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flares. syria's president bashar al assad is ready to take place in elections at some point and believes a political solution to end the four-year war is possible. assad made his chants to a delegation of russian politic d-i-an. let's hear from a member of the syrian opposition who says there's no question of assad remaining in power as part of a peace process. >> most of the people fighting bashar al assad are patriots. he is the one who hands over syria to the iranians and to the russians. the problem is it's not about them. to begin with, he is now a war criminal or at least an alleged war criminal because of the destruction he has brought to the country. i don't think a foreign power
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would have made as much destruction as he's done in syria. there's no possibility for syrians to solve who killed their kids and destroyed their cities. beyond that, he's not a serious person. listen to his pronouncements and speeches. he's very clever and he's very mo ma moving. he tried to outsmart others and that's what he thinks. he isn't into reconciliation. this is a time for transition for change. they had the opportunity to have dialogue for years. saudi arabia's foreign minister says progress has been made during talks on the crisis in syria. they were talking in cairo after meeting his egyptian member. they reiterated al sass sad
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should have no further role. >> translator: the stand on syria is similar to of saudi arabia. we want a transition taking place in syria and both the country's civil and political institutions preserved and to see the people determining their own faith in a future. the plot thickens as the l maldives president launches new complaints about the former deputy accused of trying to kill him. the haithians are voting in a landlocked presidential election amid tightened security over fears of gang violence. >> and we have the sport controversy at the malaysian moto gp. we'll talk to you about how that will affect the race for the championship. . former british prime minister tony blair has admitted that the invasion of iraq partially caused the rise of
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isil. he was responding to a question from the u.s. news channel cnn on whether the 2003 war was responsible for the rise of the islamic state in iraq and the levant. blair said, quote, there are elements of truth in that argument. you can't say those who removed saddam hussein don't bear any responsibility for the situation in 2014, but it was important to realize that the arab spring had its impact on iraq and isil eventually coming to prominence in syria and not in iraq. that will be known next month. the report is expected to criticize mr. blair. iraq is on the streets of baghdad and giving their reaction to what tony blair had to say. >> translator: saddam hussein's regime was bloody to the iraqi
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people, and toppling it was a favor. after that what did the british offer? a lot more chaos and destruction. we didn't see a real intention to build the state. >> reporter: toppling the former regime was right. after that the british didn't make decisions to served the people. they made it easy for other countries to interfere with iraq and the politics. this apology came really late. >> translator: they admitted after toppling the regime that they didn't find weapons of mass destruction in iraq. that's the excuse then. now he appears in public and apologizes about what happened to the iraqi people and about the destruction and says we are not supporting diash. now, but you are all the calamities before that. a nuf areas have been swamped by a wave of rubbish after heavy rains and flooding. this is circulated by you stink
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a protest group. it began when the closure of a landfill site caused rubbish to pile up in the streets. they broadened the campaign into a movement against corruption. aide workers in the yemeni city says the political blockade makes it impossible to help the most vulnerable. hundreds of people there have been killed in the last seven months. we have that story. >> reporter: yemenese can find no logic here. saudi-led air-raids are meant to back these pro government fighters, a mix of professional soldiers and drie tribesmen, bu they're having a hard time dislodging the houthis. >> translator: a mess is that
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ties are steadfast and won't be defeated. >> reporter: convincing the people of the city is another matter. they remain under siege. 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 supplies, anesthetics and antibiotics and the injured keep coming. al jazeera spoke to some of the local people. >> translator: now the country is fully destroyed. who are we supposed to have a dialogue with? all sides should be put on trial. >> reporter: they keep shelling our neighborhoods. we don't see the point of talks. the government should come to taiz and see the suffering of the people. >> reporter: the houthis keep killing yemenese.
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>> reporter: the rebel group staged a coup last year to distribute the wealth. in taiz and elsewhere, the only thing created is more poverty. >> let's talk about this now with carolina claire from doctors without border just back from yemen. i think you were in taiz. i suppose in many ways it doesn't matter which city you were in, but what sort of conditions did you find? >> i just came back, and i was in the city of taiz. what you see in the city of taiz is the population is taking the burden of this conflict. as you heard in the video, there is indiscriminate shelling takes place into dense populated areas of the city. so people are struggling to get food and water, and there are many displaced within the city just looking for a safer place
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to be. people are living in fear and are trying to survive on a daily basis. >> it's supposed to be that emergency supplies can get through, but obviously that isn't happening. who is causing this logjam? >> what we have seen is that since mid-august part of the city is de facto enclave, so it's surrounded by forces. at these moment they're struggling getting medical supplies into the enclave because the checkpoints with the houthis. >> in terms of the most vun vabl, clearly the elderly and younger as well, what are she doing about food? >> food is available, so people are -- most people are surviving, but it's hard to find. it's at extremely high prices. generally the prices in yemen are very high because of the
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embargo put in by the saudi arab arabiaian coalition and the u., it blocks food and fuel. 90% is actually from imports, so the prices have already surged, and now in this enclave in taiz, the prices are higher than this. what's more important senior for us we are trying to support the six remaining hospitals in taiz city. there's only 6 of 20 which are still functioning and they're struggle to get the medical supplies in. in the end it shouldn't matter if you talk about the civilians injured, and they are, but also fighters that are injured and dying of their wounds are invited to medical care. at this moment even today there was heavy fighting in the city, and i know there's more than 60 wounded and it's for us as a humanitarian aids organization we can't bring in medical
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supplies in the cities that need them the most. the city of taiz is in a big war zone at the moment. we hope after asking attention we can ask officials in the current houthi goth to make the difference. we have been negotiating for two months. many officials in the ministry of health are supporting us, but somehow they're still being blocked the moment we bring our trucks full of medical supplies in this enclave in taiz. that's absolutely not acceptable. >> one last point, carolina. the injuries you see, is it your opinion that most come from the street fighting you're talking about or do most them because of the area of bombardment, which is in a large part led by the saudi coalition? >> it's a combination of all. so we see many injured from blasts, from shellings, from tanks and but also from air strikes. at this moment in taiz itself,
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the most pounded are fromle shelling and street fighting. even today there are 60 wounded and although least hospital of them were in hospitals with no access to medical care anymore and no access to essential supplies to survive to provide life-serving surgery because we're blocked. that is not acceptable. people who fight, they fight if different parties have wars to fight, that is thir business. the civilians and wounded fighters should have basic access to medical care. we really plea to let doctors without borders and other organizations to bring in essential supplies to at least reduce the suffering a little bit for these people. >> carolina, claire thank you very much indeed. >> you're welcome. a political family era is coming to an end in argentina as people choose a new leader to replace christina kirschner.
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he was slightly ahead in preelection opinion poll acciden accidents, and if he taking over he's take over. 32 million people bought eligible to vote. let's go to teresa live in buenos aires. what is the main difference between the candidates? >> reporter: for 12 years argentina has been ruled by one couple. their influence is so sweeping they created their own movement within the party there. the main difference is within the candidates. he's promising continuing it. he said that within the economy certain things need to change because of the high inflation argentina has for example and its problem with u.s.-based hedge funds demanding full payment of argentina's foreign debt. on the other end the mayor of
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buenos aires and former president of the football team. he's a sense of right, and he believes that argentina's economy needs a shock therapy. things need to change here. christina went to both today, and she said that her dream can had come from. shear starting over a normal country. there's no real crisis as argentina has seen in the past. the voting will continue for the next three hours, and we're expecting that later today. >> good stuff. thank you very much from buenos air aires. controversial film about rape that's when banned in india will look at that in a moment, and it could be in the running for an oscar. plus. i'm david mercer in guatemala where two presidential candidates are going head to head promising to bring the country out of fits first political crisis in decades.
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in sports a final to singapore with an impressive start.
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>> when i met daisy, it was the best day of my life. when my past caught up with me and made us all pay the price. >> the social worker said, "i'm gonna have to take the baby". they took my family. i don't know how i'm gonna do it but... i need another lawyer. you're gonna have to kill me to take my child.
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an emergency summit is underway in brust sells. they're finding a unified approach to the continent's refugee crisis. food, water and sanitation in short supply as well as medical supplies, too in the yemenese city of taiz as the fighting continues. argentina goes to the polls to decide whether to obtain the ruling front victory party that's been in power for more than half a century. president of the maldives is accusing his former deputy of planning to have him impeached. the vice president was arrested at the airport on sunday for allegedly plotting also to assassinate the president in a boat explosion. his lawyer says it's untrue. on tv the president asked for
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calm and said the arrest was made for the security of the country. >> translator: i don't know why my vice president would want to pass a no confidence motion against me. we're trying to solve a bomb attack against me, and i believe a no kwfs confidence motion at this moment will distract or halt the investigation. i'm certain my vice president is working with the opposition. >> let's hear from toby cadman, international lawyer who is currently working with the maldives government. he spoke to me via skype from the capital. >> what we have seen over the last couple of weeks following the attempt on the president's life on the 28th of september, an active investigation that also involved assistance from the united states, from sri lanka, from saudi arabia and australia. initially it was thought it was an accident, but that's been
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ruled out. it's den determined that it was an attempt on the president's life, so a number of arresting have been carried out. most recently our vice president was arrested yesterday upon his return from the state visit to china. a number of individuals from the armed forces and, as i say, the vice president, they investigated a commission formed to conduct this investigation have not discovered the findings from any of the international investigators, and that's been provided to the maldivian investigative team. we will have to wait until they conclude their investigations and see if any of those individuals who are currently in detention will be chashlged with any offense under maldavian law. >> absolutely. is it your sense from people there that the authorities believe this was an attempted
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coup? >> it's certainly an attempt on the president's life. i think it's too early to look at anything past that. they have concluded that it was an attempt on the president's life. of course, that is an allegation of the utmost seriousness that needs to be properly investigated. >> toby, you're advising the current government out there, the authorities on their judicial practices. if this comes to court and indeed before that are you satisfied there will be due process? that whoever is accused will get some kind of fair hearing? >> of course. there have been a number of concerns raised over the judiciary in recent weeks particularly with the case of the former president. a number of criticisms have been made.
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one of the areas that i'm advised about is how to effectively bring the judicial system of what we accept of international standards, and this is a process which has been developed with matters such as this will come under intense international scrutiny. so it will obviously be a situation where the highest standards of due process have to be applied. as the president said today in his address, the vice president and indeed any other person who is under investigation and who may face trial will have to -- the authorities will have to ensure that they are afforded dew point due process. >> having looked into the system and standards there, despite the finest words, would you expect the current due process before
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any changes are made to be in the best interests of those defendants or those people that might charged? >> well, what i can say is that the matters that i've looked at, i'm satisfied that the system was giving the required improvements and to meet standards that we would expect in our own countries. they're perfectly capable of holding trials in accordance with national law and international standards, and we have to ensure that's what happens in this case. after half a century of one party domination, the people of tanzania have been voting in what is going to be a closely fought presidential election and putting in parliamentians , too. the voting boots are shut. it's been smooth and peaceful, although not everyone got to cast their vote. at some polling stations people were missing or the electoral
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registers. katherine sawyer has more. >> reporter: these voters are angry. the polls have been closed and they've been at the voting station since the morning but can't find their names on the register. the officer arrived late, drunk, and without an electoral list. >> reporter: we called the police, but we don't need the police. what we need is the returning officer to tell us where our names are. police tried to keep them calm and move on, but they refused. >> it's very tense. riot police have been called in. these people say they're not going to leave this polling station until they get answers. they surround a house where they think stuffed ballot boxes have been hidden. police keep watching. they came back with news the
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crowd did not want to hear. no ballot boxes were found. suspicions abound in this election, but in many other polling stations the process has been smooth, well-organized and largely peaceful. people want leaders to help them improve their lives. >> i think i'm the one who is imploring them, so they need to do what i want. i also talk about the expectations. >> they also want their choice respected in a free and fair election. >> they put in extra hours for voting in the ivory coast presidential elections there. they describe it as logistical problems and the polls were late opening. the president is widely expected to win again, although there has been voter apathy. people apparently are not interested that much as he
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skoovred in the capital. >> reporter: smiling like a winner. he's heavily favored to win this election. the opposition is divided. three of the ten candidates dropped out, but he's convinced he can unite the country. >> everyone wants peace and they want to get an experience in 2010. they really want to move ahead with prosperity, progress, peace, and for us to get together and work for the best of a nation. >> this election could draw a line under fierce postelection violence that broet out when the former prison refused to concede in 2010. it could mark a sustained economic revival for the country. bagbo is awaiting trial in the hague and faces four counts of crimes against hiem knit arising from the violence in which 3,000 were killed. charges include rape and murder.
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the man that leads the popular front doesn't enjoy full party support, and many members say they will boycott the ballot. they're angry he hasn't been held accountable for the roles his fighters made. >> the reason i'm not voting last time. for reconciliation you need both sides involved and one side is in the hague. >> translator: i'm voting for him because of what he's done in the last few years. he's proved himself. >> reporter: an opposition stronghold's voting was slow. the biggest challenge for the next goth is an suring long-lasting piece. that may happen if everyone is engaged and vold in the political process. if the country's future economic success is equally shared, that may help. it will take more than an election to heal all the wounds here however peaceful it is.
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tonya page, al jazeera, ivory coast. a comedian on the one hand and a former first lady on the other. both of them want to be the next president of gaut malala. tackle corruption is one of the biggest issues after a scandal. they deny the allegations but the ska caused outrage and disaffection with most of our politician. is it corruption at the top of the agenda here? people want that fixed, or are there a host of issues? >> reporter: certainly job security is a big issue but corruption trumps them all. there was a massive mul multi-million dollars examples that led to protests with tens of you thousands taking to the streets. it led to the president and vice
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president currently in a prison who are awaiting trial on corruption charges. and certainly the peel that let it be known the two candidates running today are watched very, very careful to see if they put through the political reforms that people demand. so whoever wins today between morales and torres has a short period of time in which to put through major changes that will show an increased transparency in government. so they have their work cut out for them here, david. >> david, is going to keep his oeye on what's up happening in gaut malala right now. six months since nepal was hit by the terrible earthquake, the worst is almost a century that killed more than 9,000 people. large parts of the country are in ruins waiting for rebuilding
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work to start. let's go to the capital of kathmandu. >> reporter: like the other heritage site, this one, too, was badly damaged by the quake, but unlike the rest of nepal, six months later normal life has resumed here. there is a place to worship despite the lack of temples. young people started to hang out here like before. they have started to study the area and funding for rerj heritage sites. around $200 million is needed to rebuild the heritage sites of nepal, and much of the 14 districts severely affected by the quake had not been rebuilt. more than 8 hundr0800,000 homes damaged or detroits. the government says rebuilding that would be more than $3
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trillion. about 9,000 people died in the quake and more than 8 million people were affected by it. most have received some rt form of relief, but reconstruction of the broken home has not yen started. in the days following the earthquake, they promised a reconstruction authority that is fast tracking the process of rebuilding. instead it's fast tracked with a controversial new constitution. the results have been did he have stiting for the country. protests started in the plains more than two months ago demanding a more intrusive intans. israel is unhappy with the chatter. allow protesters to resulting in a de facto blockade. few have been in short supply in the country. the economy realing from the hit. aid agencies have not been able to deliver essentials to the quake victims especially higher up in the mountains.
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they have approved building colds but how the government will help people rebuild is still very unclear. people were supposed to receive 2,000, but none have received it yet. they're supposed to get loans at a sub sigh died rate but the action plan hasn't been made. six months later aid agencies appeal to the government the nepal and start the process of rebuilding the country. al jazeera, ckathmandu. a controversial film that exploring gang rapes in india could be in the running for an oscar. it's banned in india because of fears it could incite violence but opening in cinemas across the united states. kristen is reporting from new york. >> this director is the toast of hollywood. her documentary "india's daughter" celebrated by the likes of sean penn and meryl
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streep. >> a gang rape of a 23-year-old girl on her way home for a movie triggered an awaken 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 femists have not embraced the film, which was banned by the government on the groupeds it grounds it could incite more violence. one rapist is featured. >> reporter: indian feminists describe the film as one-dimensional. >> the irony of a film made about indian women supposedly to release on international women's day, which focuses on mostly the rapist and the terrible lawyers
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making the kind of statements they were making rather than on the struggle that was going on. >> what is the point of not staring truth in the face and finding out why these men do what they want to do? we better know if we want to change them, hadn't we? she also interviewed the victim's parents and friend as well as male and female members of the national rape review committee. >> every single statement of his lives in the context of in enlightened views around it. >> "india's daughter" is just opening in u.s. theaters. viewers here aren't liking to recognize the cultural sensitivities of indian women, but outrage over the crime is universe. while it's about india's daughter, it ends with statistics about sexual violence from other countries around the world to show rain is not just india's problem.
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>> we will turn our attention to sport. stay with us in a couple of minutes, and we'll tell you who weathered this terrible weather in qualifying at the u.s. grand prix. prix.
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>> it's been a very busy sporting sunday so let's try to put it altogether with farrah. >> thank you so much, david. australia beat argentina to reach the final of the rugby world cup. they won in london, and australia is looking to win the
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tournament for a third time. they face new zealand in the decider on saturday. we're at twikenham. you said before the game australia got their one bad performance out of the way. how much better were they against argentina? >> reporter: so much better. australia has to be considerableably better in the narrow escape against scotland. they almost went out. they were at it from the very start of the match. two early tries in the first one. you have the first try from similar mons after 67 seconds, and argentina needed to make a good stop against ireland. arjz were excellent from the opposite side, and that set up the victory. in this instance they were trying to catch up and they were never that good to catch up with this strong australian team.
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three tries from adam ashley-cooper. in defense when argentina came back at them, they had enough to cope. >> do you think argentina can be proud of their achievements during the tournament? >> they are absolutely proud of what they achieved. look at this. this is at the end of the world cup. look how proud he was when the cameras cut to them. to see him cheering on the team they're still here and singing on the streets of south london. they are so proud of the fact the argentina team went as far as they went before. it's the second time they went to a semifinal but they were brilliant all the way through. what really surprised me is when australia had that ten--point advantage in the second half, argentina just kept coming back at them.
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they just would not let them world cup go. they left the field and the star player left the field. it's really commendable and shows you this is the best arg team in history. >> great stuff. thanks so much. barcelona is on course to go level on points with la liga leaders real madrid. they're currently beating 2-1. aybar with not long left to play. that put barca on 21 points after 29 games. liverpool boss after three games. they within 1-1 a little while ago. the manchester darby between united and city ended in a stalemate. the goal was enough to send manuel pell green any to the top of the table. they're level on 22 points with arsenal after ten games and lead on goal difference. >> of course, if you cannot win the game, you lose it.
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we continue to the table and try to play in the way we normally do. this came in the first round. there was another big darby in europe. it had a much more dramatic end than the one in manchester. they beat the rivals 3-1. the winner in injury time. they're in complete control of the second test match against england in do you buy. england finished day four fighting to avoid defeat, a 30 test helped pakistan build up a huge second inning lead. 491 to win. england mcallister cook was out and seemed to be struggling with a back injury. england, 130 for 3 at the close. he's unbeaten at 59. rosburg took poll position
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in a rain-rit qualifying session at the united states grand prix. qualifying had to be moved to race day due to severe weather by tropical storm patricia. the race will start in a few minutes. hamilton is second on the grid and could wrap up the world's title. motogp leader rossi starts at the back of the grid. the penalty follows this incident in sunday's malaysian grand prix. the italian appears to kick mark marquez off the bike. he claimed afterward that marquez rode only to cause any problems. rossi is 7 points clear of lorenzo in the world title standings. she kicked off the challenge with a win. the romanian has won three teelthss in 2015. she made short work of the u.s. open champion in singapore taking just over a hour to win in straight sets. 6-0, 6-3.
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>> it was a good set for me. i had confidence coming back here from last year. i knew how she's going to play, so i was well prepared for it and i knew how to manage the match. >> day one of the first ever world indigenous games took place in northern brazil. an alternative to other more commercial sporting events, competitions include log carrying, archery and tug-of-war. we have the report. >> reporter: athletes wrestling and handball from mexico. the games in the sports arena in northern brazil are more about showing variations of the universal need to play than competing. among the demonstrations on saturday, a version from mexico of modern day tennis. behind me the mexican delegation is unmistakable.
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the idea of this game is to keep the ball up in the air as long as possible. the first one drop it loses. but not here. with medals made out of wood or natural fibers, there are no winners or losers. the games are about on-field performances. the art fair will foster the exchange of information and technology. organizers how hope the discussion inspires decisions on how to improve the lives of indigenous people. >> this is a platform to talk about development and how to approach indigenous games and how to ponder them and how to learn from the weight of thinking of development. so i think that from now on it's like a 20-point event for brazil and also for participation. >> reporter: at the arena traditional tribal dances and
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rituals are on display, but perhaps the log races are the highlight of the night. these men take turns weighing 100 kilograms on her shoulders. it's a pursuit for many that would require unfathomable preparation. >> translator: to run for four hours with a log you need strength in your arm, legs and all of the body. we must sell celebate for a month because women have a special power. >> who can question an ancestor wisdom about a woman's role in assuring a victory. >> that's all your sport for for you. back to david. thank you very much, indeed, farrah. australia/new zealand, you wouldn't have got long odds on that for the rugby world cup. aljazeera.com for all the word headlines. al jazeera.com. miriam is next for me on the
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