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characteristics from the movie, back to the future. the grand prize going to day of the dead. thanks for joining us. ning us. the eu moves forward with its plan to help refugees and countries struggling to cope. ♪ hello. i am darren jordan with the world news. also head. from comedian to president, on his way to winning the election in guatemala. the syrian president said he is open to a political solution to end the war. there is a catch. >> at the century's old market in central baghdad where fathers & sons have for generations turned sheets of copper into
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works of art. comi coming up, find out why so few of the artisans remain. ♪ >> after a very contentious emergency submit, a new measure to help deal with europe's refugee crisis. humanitarian aid will be provided to thousands of asylum seekers. from that summit in brussels. >> every day counts. otherwise, we will soon see families in the cold rivers of the balkans perish miserably. chilling words from the chairman of the european commission at another meeting about the refugee crisis. a 17-point action plan was approved first and foremost, the delivery of humanitarian aid and the building of new shelters for the people seeking sanctuary inside the european union.
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>> the summit also agreed to speed up the processing and registration for genuine refugees. they will no longer be waved on across borders for the next country to deal with. slovenia's prime minister described his country as unbearable and have a stark warn to go his counterparts. >> if we do not deliver some immediate and concrete actions on the ground in the next few days and weeks, i do believe that the european union and the europe as a whole will start falling apart. >> that action is now underway, action that might begin to restore the image of the eu as a beacon of humanitarian values and prevent the erection of any more razor wire on the boarders of europe. >> we have all signed the convention on refugees and what is happening does not correspond
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to the values which we have signed up to. >> it is immediately i mperativ to provide shelter for refugees and migrants along the route and treat them in a human manner. it cannot be that in view of the 2015 people are left to fin for themselves, sleeping in fields. urging leaders to come up with a system to recommending sister and screen new rifles. robin forester-walker has more.
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>> reporter: this is the point at which the refugees have sloughe slovenia. there are no tents. there is very little in the way of warm clothing or deesent food for them to have here they have taken to burning whatever they can find, rubber or plastic, in order to try to keep themselves warm. it's a very acrid smell that i am getting. and the night has fallen. so, it is going to be another cold night for those who have entered here about 1,000 at a time, and they must wait here for up to 10 hours. we have been hearing some reports of volunteers working inside before they can be moved on to processing camps. now, that is the humanitarian aspect that needs to be improved. many people are telling us with regard not just here but, also, the other camps in slovenia. eventually, if these countries can all agree on a coordination
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system, things will start moving so that we don't have backlogs and the people like the refugees in this camp don't have to wait so long in the cold before they can move forward. they can't move forward until the next camp is cleared of its group of refugees and the next camp that's, say, closer to the au austrian border, they also are unable take on the continuous flow without closer coordination between the countries involved in this transmit from western balkans into the european union. >> the bodies of 14 people thought to be refugees have been washed ashore in libya. the libyan red cress he wants team said the bodies were found on the beaches of the coastal city east of tripoli. it's thought they drowned trying to cross from europe from the north african country. >> two turkish fishermen who rescued an 18 month old syrian toddler and his family at sea have visited them. video shot by the men showed the boy floating face down.
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when they hauled him on to the boat, they realized he was alive and began to revive him. the boy's mother described the fishermen as heroes and said they have given her family a second chance at life: guatemala's former first life has conceded defeat in the country's presidential election. >> clears the way for comedian turned politician to be the new leader. nearly 96% of the votes have been continued so far. morales has 68% of the vote. let's talk to david mercer live from guatemala city. so jimmy morales is claiming victory. talk us through what has been happening there. >> reporter: that's right. like you said, and just over here to my right, you can hear the cheerdz that jimmy morales has been speaking just now, giving his victory speech less than an hour after his opponent action sandra torres issued her defeat, and what we are waiting for here behind me is for the electoral tribunal to come out
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and officially give jimmy morales the victory. as you said, there is more than 90% of the vote counted now and jimmy morales has nearly 70% of that vote. so, it's very clear at this point that he is guatemala's new president. he will be taking office in january and it's really a show of guatemalans having rejected an established political system and having chosen a man, a former television comedian, with absolutely no political experience, something that you would think would cause voters to shy away from him. in fact, it's had the opposite effect for jimmy morales. it's got people mind him saying that they don't want somebody who has been tainted by politics here in guatemala, jordan. >> david, what ahave the main issues been for ordinary guatemalans? what changes do they want to see? >> reporter: we can talk about jimmy morales. again, we can talk about his
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campaign slogan, not corrupt northeast. >> speaks right at the heart of the issues that people have in guatemala, number 1, corruption. now, this country this past year has been embroiled in a massive corruption scandal that emerged in april, led to the downfall of the president and the vice president who were currently -- they currently are in prison and awaiting trial for charges of corruption and since that happened, tens of thousands of people took to the streets in guatemala. the biggest street demonstrations the country has seen for decades, calling for an end to government corruption, calling for transparency in government and once that happened, all of the candidates suddenly became anti-corruption when they found out that's what the people really wanted. but all of them have been tainted by having been involved in politics before. people basically rejected the political status quo here by choosing an outsider, by choosing somebody who has no
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political experience whatsoever. that's jimmy morales. this doesn't mean it's going to be an easy ride for him whatsoever once he takes office in january. he will have very little time to prove that he's able to make some changes, push through some important political reforms that will see the institutions here strengthen, and all eyes are going to be on him while he's making those -- trying to push those changes through. so certainly, the story is not over here in guatemala. in fact, it's just beginning. darren? >> david mercer there in guatemala city. david, thank you. meanwhile, in argentina, opposition cab data melissa mac rehas taken an early lead in their presidential elections. exit polls had showed ruling party candidate daniel skelly ahead of macry. macry security 32% and the other will be the first elected through a run-off in argentine
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an history. >> the first results show the unexpected, that he got more votes. the results show macry got around 36% and none of the candidates got over 40% of the votes. so this would be that there is going to be a second round. these results do not, however, include the results from buenas aires. this is the largest province. the big question is why did not selly win on the first round. many of them see him as being very close to the corporations. the other reason is that argentinians are obviously voting for what affects them: inflation, insecurity and these results are obviously very, very surprising for people in argentina. i am in front of the presidential palace. this is the place where government supporters generally
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gather to celebrate. tonight, it is x there is not a whole lot to celebrate. >> mention can president has traveled to the port city of manzanio to assess the damage caused by hurricane patricia. it has a busy port. he says nearly 3,500 homes have been affidavit by the storm. the government has been praised for a successful emergency response. hurricane patricia is the strongest hurricane measured in the western hemisphere. so far, nobody has died due to the storm. >> as patricia weakened, it brought more rain to the u.s. state of texas as it continued to move further east. on sunday morning parts of houston reported more than 20s centimeters of rainfall. more than 100 flights out of houston were cancelled. more than 300 in dallas were delayed. >> more to come here on al jazeera. a river of rubbish in the lebanese capitol. how people there are taking
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matters into their hands as the trash piles up, plus: >> i am andrew thomas. ularun. 30 years ago, this lapped mark was handed back to the indigenous owners. i will bring you the anniversary isbration and look at the practical impact that handover has had.
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a quick recap the top stories here an emergency summit in brussels to deal with europe's ref uming e crisis.
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humanitarian aid as winter approaches. leaders agree toe speed up the registration process and increase border controls. guatemala's former first lady has conceded defeat in the country's presidential election. running against morales in a presidential run-off. leading in the vote count by a huge margin. argentina's presidential elections are headed for a run-off with opposition candidate taking a lead. polls had showed the ruling party candidate ahead with 72% polling places reporting for sunday's election. make rehad 36% of the votes. bashar al-assad said he is ready to take part in elections and believes a political solution to end the country's 4-year civil war is possible. he said any agreement will depend upon eliminating what he called terrorist organizations. al jazeera's mohammed jam june reports. >> throughout the past week, in
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state room after state room, diplomats discuss and debated a war as bloody as any in recent memory. one that millions are still desperately trying to flee no matter the cost. just a day after russia called for new elections in syria, president bashar al-assad met with russian lawmakers and declared he was willing to take part in new polls if the syrian people supported the idea. in capitol after capitol action talks turned again to transition even though at times, it has sounded as though dim he's as deadlocked as ever. in cairo, saudi foreign minister declared al-assad has no role what sorry to play in syria's future. >> to stand on syria is similar to that of saudi arabia. we both wish to see a trith
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taking place in syria and both of the countries preserve and above all to see the syrian people determining their own faith in the future. >> syria's opposition meanwhile says they are not opposed to compromise provided it's not an asset they would knneed to compromise with. >> this is to begin with a warm criminal or at least alleged war criminal because of the destruction that he has brought to the country. i don't think a foreign power would have made as much as he had done in syria. there is more possibilities for syrians to consult with the ones who killed their kids and destroyed their cities. >> on the ground in syria, the situation deteriorates more by the day. many of the families who have managed to escape the fighting haven't been able to escape hostility as syrian children too young to understand the war they
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fled have become far too accustomed to both injury and humiliation. while aid groups haven't stopped warning about the perils of a lost generation, a generation now devoid of hope faces fences that won't let them pass and governments that don't want them in. mohammed jamjoom, al jazeera. >> some areas in lebanon's capitol are completely covered with trash. for months, garbage has been piling up after a landfill site was closed. heavy rain washed it into the streets. a report. a river of trash flows down the middle of a lebanese street. it's hard to imagine this place was once the destination of choice for the world's jetset. residents of beirut have to tread capable. >> today we were covered with rubbi rubbish. there was a river of garbage. we were swimming in rubbish. this is how our government
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works. >> garbage has been piling up in the city since the summer. residents have no choice but to dump their trash on the streets. many feared the unsanitary conditions will lead to illne illnesses and diseases spread by insects since lebanon's largest landfill reached full capacity in july, the grid locked government has not been able to identify a new site. now, heavy rain over the weekend spread litter from the streets and the bafrpthz of the beirut river all over the city. volunteers from the you stink campaign are trying to help. the hash tag you stip has been the lobbying tool donning face marks. volunteers gathered to pick up what they could. >> the main idea was to clean the banks the river and because of the rain, we were to paut the trash into the river. the river has been changed into a dump instead of a river and
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the health issue is is becoming very dangerous. the garbage crisis has ignited mass protests against the government. angry governments took to the streets four weeks ago. they demanded parliament take action or resign. anti-government protesters are accusing lawmakers of corruption. they say parliament members are busy lining their own pockets. they are demanding the government provide basic services. >> all 24 ministers have veto power now and they are debating their share of everything in power and basically crimming the entire government which has not metaphor the past six weeks in any meetings. the counsel of ministers is totally crippled and the country is left to develop leadership. >> a national dialogue is scheduled for monday. on the agenda is the latest crisis plaguing a city once considered the paris of the
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middle east. paul tradergion, al jazeera. >> an israeli man has been stabbed in the occupied west bank. earlier, a 16-year-old palestinian girl was shot dead by israeli security forces in the west bank city of hebron. the receipt spate of violence has been sparked by disagreement to al oxa mosque come pound. >> reporter: very difficult to confirm what happened sometimes because we don't see any footage. we are not there. we are hearing two different accounts. certainly the area around where she was shot which was close to t thea area of the patriarchs. if there is more pressure otisisis and the palestinians that this 16-year-old girl was not armed they could perhaps release some of this footage to show the event. this would appease or calm -- because a lot of people here think palestinians are being shot left, right, and center
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because of the tension what is interesting, this started in east jerusalem. it's now really come to the west bank. four incidents today. we have had really a flow on and off over the past week or so here in the west bank and again, very difficult to control, very difficult for the israeli police and army to predict for anyone to try and calm down because there are individuals going out and carrying out these attacks and sometimes there are no attacks but people get shot, killed, so at a time is a sensitive, complicated situation on the ground that is very hard iraq has been famous for copper handy cpas and some worked in the market in central baghdad. as we have a report, the industry is in danger of vanishing for good. >> reporter: for 40 years,
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al safar has hammered sheets of copper into worked of art. the intricate hand work was taught to him by husband father who learned from his father. e has worked from this stall as long as anyone can remember but he is afraid he is the last one. >> my sons are not going to follow my footsteps. unfortunately, they believe this profession has grown to be extinct. there are just a handful of us
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artis artisans. shops remain but five still crafting new pieces. >> the artisans of the copper market say it's not just economic sanctions. now nearly non-exist he want tourism that has hurt their prevention. it is the growing popularity of cheaply made factory goods produced in a similar style. this coffee pot was imported from india. s safar says goods like these are made out of inex pencei materials. the rep lick can as cost less than a quarter of his hand made creations but he is left to the sell them to keep his business afloat. >> when i sell one of my hand made items it files like part with a piece of my body because i spents so many hours making the piece. i know each sharp detail of it. i dare factories to craft this.
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>> they are calling on the government to invest in the industry but few have much hope it will and are all but certain iraq's long tradition of copper craftsmanship will soon disappear for good. the sufafir market in central baghdad. >> the president of the maldives is accusing his deputy of planning to impeach him. the vice president was arrested at the airport on saturday for allegedly plotting to assassinate the president in a boat explosion his lawyer says the allegations are untrue. we are trying to solve a bomb attack against me. i believe that a no confidence motion at this moment will only serve to distract or halt the investigation. i am certain that my vice president is working with the opposition. >> a memorial has been held for a teaching assist event in
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sweden stabbed to death by a man armed with a sword. 20-year-old lavin space escander wasshield as he tried toshield children from the stacker. hundreds gathered in the school to remember him. investigators say there was a racist motive for the attack. >> at least 124 people have been injured, five of them critically when a ferry travel to go hong kong hit an object in the water. the high speed ferry started to sink close to the island. it took marine police boats several hours to help the passengers back to shore. a rescue operation is underway off of the coast of canada after a whale-watching boat carrying 27 people capsized. the incident happened close to the city of victoria in the province of british columbia. three people are confirmed dead. >> the joint rock formation at uliru is a famous place.
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30 years since the lapped mark was handed back to its indigenous owners. andrew thomas reports from the northern territory. >> geedologist thing uluru has stood for hundreds of millions of years, a tip of a rock that extends 5 kimometers underground, for tens of thousands of years people made it cents tral to their culture and beliefs. in 1873, colonialists arrived, declared it ayers rock and cleared aboriginal people from the area. 30 years ago, the wrong was put right at a ceremony at its base. uluru was handed back to the traditional guardians for them to manage and earn tourist revenue from. >> i place in the hands of the urul should land trust the title deeds. >> back then, the handover was controversial, a light plane was flown over the ceremony towing
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the slogan of those opposed. >> what i remember on the day was a sea of people. it was a big scene handing back a major icon for all australians. when you are handing it to one group of people that made it all good for, you know, the new australians to come to grips with. >> now, the handover is seen as a high point for aboriginal land rights and reconciliation between first australians and dissend events of colonialists. >> we realize we have our land back. it was finally, ours. we were here, and we could work. 30 years on, celebrations and commenrations, not just for the handback of the rock, itself but for the symbolism the event had for indigenous rec recog in addition, hopes the handover would make a change in fortunate did was only partly filled.
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>> i would love to retrace history. what's happened in 30 years in what you are fighting for, housing, still fighting, you know, for the most basic human rights. >> that's obvious in julu, the community at the base of uluru. it has brand-new swimming pool but is still a very poor place even though there was a national apology in 2008, the constitution still doesn't recognize that australia was even inhabitted before white settlers arrived. a referendum to change that is planned. >> the handover of uluru was a significant moment packed with symbolism. 30 years on, it's being celebrated but marginalized. indigenous australians know they have more big battles ahead. andrew thomas, uluru central australia. the third kwhip title the first to win back to back titles
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