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>> hello from doha. this is the news hour on al jazeera. >> a powerful earthquake kills more than 100 people in afghanistan and pakistan and injures hundreds more. >> two police officers in southern turkey and several isil tighters have been killed. >> help on the way for refugees stuck at european borders in the cold and rain as e.u. promises more reception centers. >> a meat warning as a report
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finds processed meat can cause cancer. >> we begin with our developing story of that massive earthquake that has shaken south asia. the u.s. geological survey say it was magnitude 7.5. the quake impact has been felt in neighboring pakistan and northern india, as well. you see the epicenter at the top of your screen, the puzzle dot there. 500 have been injured. >> it was a strong earthquake with an epicenter in afghanistan, but it caused damage in parts of pakistan and was felt hundred was kilometers away in the indian capital, new delhi. buildings were damaged across the region and there are fears that aftershocks could shake foundations even more.
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>> it was a severe earthquake. we told the students to russia out. they all started going out. we rushed down amid the chanting and screaming. it lasted for around a minute or more. there were extremely severe shocks after five minutes when we went up, the building had suffered severe damage. there were cracks in the walls. >> power has been cut and phone lines are down in parts of afghanistan. the underground train line has been temporal amounted through the indian capital. it's a seismically active region. ten years ago, a similar strength hit pakistan, killing 75,000 people. this quake was at a depth of more than 200 kilometers, meaning legs effect on the surface, but initial reports suggest there has been a lot of damage. >> let's go to our correspondents on this story. we'll have react from new delhi in a moment, also and islamabad.
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we start with jennifer glasse in kabul, 5:30 in the evening there. tell us how things have unfolded over the day. >> here in afghanistan, the death toll right now stands at 26 with 153 injured, and to give you a sense, really of the scope of this quake, the dead and injured across seven provinces here in afghanistan in possibly one of the more tragic deaths, 12 school girls were trampled when they panicked when this earthquake happened. that happened in northern afghanistan, 12 school girls killed, 20 injured in the school in northern afghanistan. it was quite a powerful quake here. we could feel it here in kabul. everybody went out on to the street. even though the epicenter is 260 kilometers northeast of here
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in the hindu kush mountains, everybody in kabul went out on the streets. a lot of concern that houses would collapse. we are now hearing that 550 buildings have been damaged or destroyed in this quake. then of them not here in the capital, very minor damage here. many of them closer to the epicenter in northeastern afghanistan. >> thank you for that update. jennifer glasse in kabul. we'll move to islamabad now, the pakistani capital for the latest from there. >> the powerful earthquake was felt over a large area of pakistan all the way up to the provincial capital of lahore, as well as the provincial capital of the province of peshawar. also in islamabad, people vacated the buildings and homes when the earthquake struck. according to the latest report, the death toll has been mounting, hundreds injured. the reports are still coming in from the remote locations.
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we have reports of major landslides which has blocked access to many cities. the expectation that the death toll likely to mount even further. emergency situation in the hospitals, and of course emergency services also trying to put an accurate number on the number of people killed and wounded. >> finally, too new delhi, it seems india the least affected of the three countries there, but definitely, you still felt it. >> yes, absolutely we felt it. about 40 seconds worth of tremors here in the indian capital. at one point, many people in our office being reminded of the tremors and aftershocks that were experienced here following the nepal earthquake about six months ago. things going back to normal here in the capital. it's peak time on monday evening, even throughout the northern belt of india, which are hardest-hit by these
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tremors, life returning to normal. india administered kashmir where we saw first reports of where these tremors were felt most severely we are hearing of some damage to a bridge, but other than that, no loss of life or widespread damage at this point in time, so good news there. certainly quite a scary scene here in the indian capital this afternoon, as the tremors rocked this part of india, keeping in mind however we are from the epicenter shows the regional nature of this particular natural disaster, as well. >> that's what i was going to ask, do you get tremors often there, have you felt them before? you are far from the epicenter of this one, but what's the occurrence like in india? >> well, particularly here in new delhi, we've had two that have been quite noticeable in the last six months, one when the major earthquake took place in nepal, even the major
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aftershock that took operation in the aftermath of the dig earthquake. we felt that and felt this one. i can't say that after that tremors are particularly common thing here, but we should say just like our cliques in afghanistan and kabul, afghanistan and pakistan have said india is also susseptemberrable to major earthquakes, if you just looked recently, you see the northern part of india, indian administered kashmir affect by the pakistan earthquake that caroline malone spoke about, as well. we're all at risk of it, but we certainly don't see this as a common occurrence here in the capital. >> all right, that is live in new delhi there. we've got everton fox with is. with we brought him in a little earlier in this news hour to talk about what happened in the area. i just had a quick look at the temperature. it looks like it will get colt there in afghanistan, certainly. what else can you tell us?
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>> it does look like we'll get really low overnight temperatures. we don't have too much in the way of any rain or snow coming across the area the next couple of days, so that's good news, but overnight temperatures will be pretty low. you can see this area of cloud that's just lurking there, just to the far north of india, just spilling out of the northeast of pakistan. that is slowly making its way further north wards and east wards. just across the border in indian-administered kashmir, we saw snow. certainly cold enough for a good old dusting here and that really isn't too far away. we are going to see it generally staying dry over the next couple of days. things will quiet down. we still have got a few showers just around the northern plains of india, maybe a little wet weather creeping towards new delhi as we go into wednesday. as you can see, clearer skies do come back in behind. we are going to see wet weather eventually pushing towards
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afghanistan, as we go on through the next day or so. you see this area of cloud here, that's not too bad. this is a little area where we have got temperatures, temperatures around three or four celsius overnight. >> producing pretty heavy rain, actually, just around the eastern parts of syria, pushing across towards iraq. that will make its way across a good part of afghanistan. >> we will move to other news. two turkish policeman have been killed during a shootout with suspected isil fighters. police say they were carrying out raised in houses when the gun battle broke out. it occurred in the mainly kurdish area of southeastern turkey. we have this update from istanbul. >> seven isil fighters were killed in a shootout with security services after a series
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of down raised on properties in southeastern turkey. two police officers were killed when it's understood one of the properties they were targeting was booby trapped and those booby trapped bombs went off as the police officers tried to get into the building. this is the first time that there seems to have been shootouts with isil suspects on turkish territory. there have been other raised in the past few weeks in other city ins turkey, targeting suspected members of isil. the raised have been stepped up following the october 10 suicide bombing in ankara that killed 102 people. isil the main suspects behind that. security's also tense in turkey. the security situation is tense because we're running into elections on the first of november on sunday and in mid november, world leaders will descend on the southern turkish coucal town for the g20 summit,
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so we can expect security operations to make sure it remains safe and secure. >> e.u. foreign ministers are holding talks that are largely focused on the syrian conflict. it's the first such meeting since russia began its air campaign in syria. a large number of the refugees entering europe are from syria. those talks come after e.u. and balkan leaders agreed on new arrives, including welcome centers to be created. within a week, 400 police officers will be sent to slovenia, which has struggled with arrival numbers. the e.u. will discourage the movement of refer jesus and migrants without warning neighboring countries in advance and they'll appoint contact officers to monitor people and share that information with other authorities. this report is from david. >> every day counts, otherwise we will soon see families in the cold rivers of the balkans
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perish miserably. chilling words from the president of the european commission, as jean claude yonker welcomes leaders to talk about the crisis. a 17-point action plan was approved, first and foremost the delivery of human aid and building of new shelters for the people seeking sanctuary inside the european union. it includes speeding up processing for refugees. they're no longer be waived on across borders for the next country to deal with. slovenia's prime minister describes situation in his country as unbearable and had a stark warning to 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 european union and europe
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as a whole will start fall apart. >> that action is now underway, action that might begin to restore the image of the e.u. as a beacon of human values and prevent the erection of anymore raise door wire on the borders of europe. >> we have all signed the geneva convention on refugees and what is happening does not correspondent to the bad news. >> the immediate imperative is to provide shelter to refugees and migrants along the western balkans and treat them in a humaner. it cannot be that in view of 2015, people are left to fend for themselves, sleeping in fields in freezing temperatures. >> fresh from the greek crise,
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angela merkel is now trying to guide the european union through an even bigger test, tens of thousands of lives are still at stake. it's a test she's determined she will not fail. al jazeera, brussels. >> thousands of refugees continue to cross. robin, show us what's happening there. >> we are at one of three prosing camps or places where refugees are being taken after crossing over from croatia, so if you take a look behind me now, what you're seeing are refugees being cooped up behind that fence, with riot police standing by, trying to control the numbers of people coming out. what they've got to do is little by little let them out on to trains. the whole process takes a long
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time. people have been waitinging there for many hours at a time. it's difficult for us to get up and talk to them because of the police holding the media back. people say they haven't had enough water and haven't had enough to eat and they're also sloping outside without roofing over their heads. this is going on all the time. we have thousands coming in every day. yesterday, a record figure, 15,000 according to slovenia media entered into croatia to move on wards to austria and beyond. now, the brussels meeting that took place yesterday was supposed to bring improvements to the situation. we're hearing that 400 police from europe will come down and assist the slovenians who feel,
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to be fair, overwhelmed by what is going on and build centers to help improve the situation for the refugees. that's the good news on paper. but unfortunately, at the moment, it really does look at though the situation could be drastically improved. we have a lot of volunteers from different parts of europe that have been coming in, offering help, providing food, some of the medical professionals providing medical assistance. they've been telling us that they haven't been able to get ideas and they've been prevented in some places from delivering hot food and other provisions. in the evening, it's dark, cold and they're having to light fires with whatever they can find, with mrs. stick, which is again, adding to problems that people get respiratory problems. it's very, very unpleasant. the police, well, we haven't
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been able to speak to the police and they don't tend to speak to us, but the authorities have denied volunteers have been able to get inside. they just need to be registered. we'll be talking to them, hopefully get official response directly to us. i can only imagine police are saying they're doing the best job they can. if you look over there, what you see are guys in helmets, some with machine guns. they all have facemasks on, presumably to protect themselves from diseases, but to be honest, why they would have any real health problems from these people, they are trying to speed things along and doing the best job that they can. >> robin, thank you for that. really a strong idea of what's happening on the slovenia-croatia border. >> two turkish fishermen who
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rescued an 18-month-old child and his family on sea visited them. the boy was shown floating face down in choppy waters when they hauled him on to the boat, they realized he was alive and began to revive him. the toddler is reported to be recovering well. in all, they rescued 15 people. the boy's mother described them as heroes and say they have given her family a second chance at life. >> plenty more ahead, a landslide victory as the excomedian wins guatemala's presidential election. >> also, the syrian opposition say they are willing to talk about a settlement as long as bashar al assad isn't part of it. >> a thrilling u.s. grand prix, all the details a little bit later.
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>> argentinians must vote again for their next president after the first round led to a runoff. the ruling party candidate scioli came in neck in neck with macari in the first he vote. we have a report from buenos aires. >> it seemed impossible, that the leader of the lets change coalition forced the powerful ruling party to a second round. the first runoff in argentina's history. >> i want you to conquer our future. it depends on each one of you. i ask you to take and not stop until we achieve it. >> his followers celebrated until late at night. many couldn't believe what was going on. >> we are going to go to a historic election and we will win. we are going to win the presidency, and we are going to be an excellent government.
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>> at the front for victory headquarters, the scene was completely different. scioli, christina kirchner handpicked successor, appealed to the undecided voters, promising more reforms. >> with all my experience, i ask the undecided and independent to vote for this agenda for great future for argentinian development. >> until a few minutes ago, this place was filled with people expressing their support for daniel scioli. now they are leaving disappointed. they expected him to get more votes. some have stayed, saying they are getting ready for the run off in november. >> this is the way democracy works. we'll have to convince people that this was a better choice. >> the big challenge is the
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power christina kirchner will have once she hands over the presidency to whom ever wins in november. >> in november after the runoff, the problem is governability. she wants to come back in 2019. it's going to be difficult for any president. >> with less than a month to go, both candidates will fight hard for the presidency. al jazeera, buenos aires. >> people in guatemala were clear about their choice for president, giving a landslide win to a comedian turned politician. he took 70% of the vote, leaving his rival and former first lady a very distant second. we have more from guatemala city. >> celebrations in the streets. people in this neighborhood view him as a hero, a man of humble beginnings who will lead the
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country for the next four years. >> we are all happy. jimmy morales aside from an academies is an artist. he is a sensible man. he will act with love in his heart towards us and his country. >> the former comedian clinched the vote on sunday. the 46-year-old beat out his political rival sandra torres, winning more than double the number of votes torres received. >> we've been pleased today with a beautiful day. let us do everything in our power so that the next few years will be the best for guatemala. it isn't a job for one man or two men, it's a job for every citizen of this great nation. >> the political outsider drew a crowd as he cast his vote in guatemala city. morales lack of political experience won him support from many guatemalans fired of a
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political establishment seen as corrupt. >> in this election, we've seen someone who doesn't have a strong political party. you spent very little and it goes against the mantra that you must spend more than your opponent. this man has won by a huge amount. people have chosen the only candidate who hasn't been part of the traditional political class. >> a corruption scam brought down the president. molina is now in prison awaiting trial on charges of tax fraud and graft. the scandal led to the biggest protests in guatemala's recent history with tens of thousands of people taking to the streets to demand an end to political corruption. >> morales will take office in january, but he's not in for an easy ride. he'll have to face limited government resources and a divided congress, and yet he'll be under enormous pressure to put through political reforms. david mercer, al jazeera, in
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guatemala city. >> a gay couple in the u.s. who sued a kentucky clerk to refused to marry them have tied the knot. they filed a lawsuit against kim davis after she wouldn't issue them a marriage license. the u.s. supreme court legalized same-sex marriage early this year, but davis refused to follow the law, citing religious grounds. >> oman said it's ready to make any efforts it can to help find a solution to the syrian war. the syrian president, bashar al assad, met the foreign minister in damascus monday. discussion centered on recent regional and international ideas that have been put forward. assad said a political solution to the crisis is possible. that goes against what many in the international community say, that there is no future role for president assad in syria. >> throughout the past week, in state room after state room,
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diplomats discussed and debated a war as bloody as many in recent memories, one that millions are still desperately trying to flee, no matter the cost. after russia called for new elections in syria, president bashar al assad met with russian lawmakers in damascus and declared he's willing to take part in new polls approximate syrian people supported the idea. talks turned to transition, even though at times, it has sounded that diplomacy is as deadlocked at ever. in cairo, after a meeting with his egyptian counterpart, it was declared bashar al assad had no role to play whatsoever in syria's future. >> egypt's stand on syria is similar to that of saudi arabia. we both wish to see a transition taking place in syria and both the countries, civil and
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military institutions preserved and above all, to see the syrian people determining their own fate in the future. >> syria's opposition meanwhile says they are not opposed to compromise, provided it's not bashar al assad they need to compromise with. >> this is to begin with, he is now a war criminal, or at least an 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 destruction as he has done in syria, so there is no possibility for syrians to consult with the one 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 vice president yet been able to escape hostility. as syrian children too young to understand the war they fled have become far too accustomed
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to both injury and humiliation. while aid groups haven't stopped warning about the per i also 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. al jazeera. >> we heard from a syrian democracy activist who tell us russian airstrikes have been targeting the opposition. >> the russian are invaders, the army has committed massacres that have killed women and children. they are terrorists. russia intervened in syria to destroy the syrian revolution and to save bashar al assad from the gallies. russia so far has been targeting areas under the control of revolutionaries and the free syrian army. >> but russia insists the airstrikes are targeting isil. the statistics seem to tell a different story. we look at the impact russian
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airstrikes are having on the ground in syria. >> the russian ministry of defense said its air force has flown more than 900 missions and hit 800 targets in syria since it began conducting airstrikes september 30. in the past week, it says it's destroyed 363 targets, including 71 command centers, 10 workshops, manufacturing explosives, 30 ammunition depots and 252 field camps. it says it's targeting isil, that the institute for the study of war, a u.s. based think tank says russias air campaign is hitting other syrian opposition groups in the country side south of aleppo and in the province. the i.f.w. said only three locations have been hit in isil controlled territory, two in the group's stronghold raqqa where oil assets are located, the other location is close to palmyra. the syrian observatory for human rights says russian air strikes
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have killed 446 people so far, including 75 isil fighters, 151 civilians, and 31 fighters from the al-nusra front. the u.s.-led coalition has been conducting airstrikes in syria for the past 13 months. the syrian observatory says at least 3,650 people have been killed, including more than 3,276 isil fighters, 225 civilians, and 136 fighters from the nusra front. >> still more ahead on this news our, as we uncover strong evidence of genocide coordinated by the myanmar government against the rohingya people. special report on that coming up. >> a river of rub issue in lebanon, neighborhoods swamped after heavy rains and flooding. >> in sport, the striker movers to the top of the german
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scoring, we'll have the details a little later.
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>> let's get the latest on the earthquake situation. as we said, it is centered in afghanistan. jennifer glasse is in kabul. for viewers who just joined us, run us through what was felt in afghanistan and what the damage is so far. >> it was a massive earthquake this afternoon felt here in kabul, sending tens of thousands of people on to the streets. the epicenter, 260 kilometers northeast of here in the hindu kush mountains. so far, here in afghanistan, the death toll is 28 with 173 people injured across seven provinces of afghanistan, so a sense of
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how widely this earthquake was felt in northern afghanistan, 12 school girls were killed when they panicked when this earthquake happened. the building shook for about a minute in kabul, it might have been even more terrifying up there, 12 school girls killed and 20 injured when they stampeded trying to get out of their school. in afghanistan, the death tollles are higher, 88 dead with fore hundred injured. officials expect the death tolling to higher. more than 1700 buildings have been damaged or destroyed in the earthquake and we're still getting reports of injuries because a lot of the area where this happened are remote villages, and so it's been difficult to get phone lines to people to get phone calls through. we're still expecting to get more development as the night goes on. >> have you felt earthquakes yourself previously in
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afghanistan? we are trying to get a comparative feeling to how bad this one was. >> we have. we've felt a couple of tremors. i've lived here about four and a half years and i would say maybe we've felt half a dozen of them in that time, knock as sustained as this. the u.s. government survey tells us that -- sorry, geological survey tells us this is the strongest that's happened since 2002, and certainly everybody on the team said it's the strongest they've ever felt. it was frightening because it went on for such a long time. everybody did run outside. the buildings were shaking, cars were actually rocking back and forth and we are 216 miles south of the epicenter, so you can imagine how frightening it must have been even closer to the epicenter. >> sure, thank you for that live update from kabul. >> in bangladesh police arrested four suspects in the killing of an italian aid worker last
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month. isil claimed responsibility for the killing, but none of the arrested men are believed to have any ties to isil. >> there is strong evidence of genocide in myanmar against its rohingya minority according to a report by the yale university law school obtained exclusively by al jazeera's investigative unit. it blames the government for the crime against around 100 million muslim rohingya who live in the west of the country. we have this exclusive report. >> this baby is malnourished, but there is plenty of food in the nearby up to. this woman is hemorrhaging after losing her baby, but the local hospital wouldn't treat her. this woman has an undiagnosed illness but can't afford the
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bribes needed to pay a doctor. these are the stories in western my an more. 100,000 prisoners are prisoners and refugees in their own homeland. >> there are people who are unable to see pedestrian medical professionals, but are ununable because of policy that deprives them health care. >> when you deprive them of basic needs for survival, it has a destructive impact. >> the conditions here are deplorable, but perhaps much like other refugee camps around the world, the difference here is that these conditions avoidable and the result of government policy. >> in 2012, violence erupted in this region of myanmar, forcing the rohingya to flee to camps. their homes were bull dozed. the government considers them illegal immigrants from neighboring bangladesh. the former president has said that those who can't produce
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documents proving their ancestors lived here more than 60 years ago should be placed in camps or sent abroad. for most, it's an impossible task. it was a time when few had papers. such a policy has led to accusations that the government is trying to destroy the rohingya as a people. >> these acts lead to a slow death of the victims, and that's where the destruction part comes from. >> over eight months, a clinic at yale law school has analyzed recent events in myanmar in the context of the legal definition of genocide. a court would need to prove that government officials have showed a deliberate attempt to destroy the rohingya. >> we think we have strong evidence to believe that genocide is occurring, given the atrocities being commit and way that people and politicians talk about rohingya. we think it's hard to avoid a conclusion that there is intent.
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>> plight of the rohingya has been ignored. they prefer to engage with former military rulers rather than stand up for the rights of a powerless people. al jazeera, western myanmar. >> to washington, d.c. now, bruce fine is with us, specializing in international law. thank you for your time. i want to clear something up first, when we talk about genocide or war crimes or such things, they can come under an umbrella of bad things which happen to people. define genocide for me and how it works into the myanmar situation here. our reporters are using the words destruction of a people. >> yes. well, you don't get a make up your own definition of genocide. if we're going to apply due process, you have to write it down. it was written down in genocide convention, ratified well over
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50 years ago. it basically says that genocide is the crime of intending to kill or destroy in whole or in part a people because of their specifically because of their race, nationality, ethnicity or religion. those are the four classifications or in tent that make genocide. you're killing them because of their race, ethnicity, nationality or region. now in the case that we've witnessed that you presented before, there may be a claim that the rohingya are being killed because they don't have proper papers, not because they are muslim or have a particular ethnic background to it, but that would be a matter of proof. the other element that comes into play with regard to genocide is their notion of command responsibility, that is the leaders in myanmar who could be culpable would not be just those on the scene and withholding medical aid or involved in actual killings, but those who had responsibility under the genocide convention to
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punish or take preventative measures to prevent the crime from occurring. that would go to the top, which leads to this curious question, saying she'll be ruling from behind the scenes even if she's not president because of prohibition of her marriage with a foreign e., she would be culpable as well as well as existing leaders if nothing was done to prevent this destruction of the rohingya. >> how does quinn do something about this? i'm not talking about stopping it, i'm talking about bringing someone to account. is it international criminal court, do you have to go after one particular individual, do you bring individuals into focus, how would this be dealt with as such? >> if we go back to the protocols of the genocide convention, every country in the world is required, you know, to prosecute someone who is charged
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with genocide if they're within their jurisdiction. the international criminal court does have jurisdiction over the crime of genocide and typically would come from a charge that an individual or a nation makes against another. there is an international criminal court prosecutor. as we speak, there's a charge of genocide outstanding against the sudanese president, mr. bashir. we know at one time, gaddafi was charged with genocide, although he was killed before there was a trial. that's one way to convince the prosecutor at the international criminal court to initiate a case. if there's a possibility that any of these potential culprits travels to another country, that country, if there were substantial evidence of genocide would have authority within their jurisdiction to bring a prosecution, as well and there's a requirement under the genocide convention that extradition be granted in any case where an individual is outside a jurisdiction wanting to
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undertake the trial, and the so-called political exception rule to extradition shall not apply. there's various ways in which the case could be brought into the international arena. the difficulty, i think we have is that this is a political decision, really, more than a legal one, and at present, it's hard to identify a dynamic that's going to cause a country to want to put in the hawk the leaders of myanmar. what's in it for them, the rohingya are not powerful internationally, they don't sit on oil wells or whatever, and we just have to face the inevitability of politics entering into the enforcement decision. >> thank you so much for that. it was really important for us to get that legal background to the story. thank you for your time. >> just a footnote to the story, al jazeera has made several requests for comment from the myanmar government, but has received no response. you can catch our investigative units full documentary called genocide agenda, 20:00g.m.t.
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>> lebanon's prime minister is expected to discuss the capital's rubbish crisis at a national dialogue center later on monday. some areas are completely covered with trash which has piled up for months after a land site was closed. now there is the added problem of heavy rain washing it into the streets. we have this report. >> residents of beirut have to tread carefully. >> due to the rain, there was a river full of garbage from the high area to here. we were swimming amid the rubbish, this is our our government works. >> garbage has been piling up since this summer. residents have no choice but to
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dump trashing on the streets. many fear the unsan tear conditions will lead to ill insists and diseases spread by insects. since the landfill reached full capacity in july, the grid locked government has not been able to identify a new site. heavy rain spread litter from the streets and the banks of the beirut river all over the city. volunteers from the you sting campaign are trying to help. the hash tag you stink has been the lobbying tool for lebanese. volunteers gathered to pick up what they could. >> the main idea was to clean the banks of the river, and because of the rain, we were obliged to put the trash into the river in order not to close the assuming as the rivers enter the houses. the health situation is becoming very dangerous. >> the garbage crisis has
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ignited mass protests against the government. angry residents took to the streets four weeks ago, demanding parliament take action or resign. anti-government protestors accuse 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're debating their share of everything in power, and basically crippling the entire government which has not met for the past six weeks in any meetings. the council of ministers is totally crippled and the country is left without leadership. >> the national dialogue is scheduled for monday. on the agenda is the latest crisis plaguing a city once considered the paris of the middle east. al jazeera. >> prominent palestinian activist as former presidential
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candidate claims there was an attempt on his life, saying assailants attacked him outside his home saturday night. he was injured in the face after the attackers he distributed at israeli agents stabbed him before fleeing. an investigation has now been launched. the u.n. special coordinator for the middle east peace have condemned the attack. >> away finding that processed meat causes cancer is given the highest carcinogenic rating with red meat just below. >> for some people, the perception of meat may have changed forever, because the international agency for research on cancer, which is part of the world health organization has classified processed meat as a cancer causing substance. it says if you eat 50-grams of processed meat a day, it will
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increase the chance of developing cancer of the colon by 18%. >> in countries like thailand with cheap but convenient meatballs are a large part of the diet, it's a concerning development. >> in the morning, we have to hurry to go to somewhere, so parents tend to buy something easy for children to eat, so this might be the cause of like they eat sausage or like processed meat every day. >> processed meat is preserved by adding chemicals, salt or smoking it. it's now placed here, among a list of things that are definitely carcinogenic to humans, according to the world health organization, it rates along the likes of asbestos because of the process the meat is put through and red meat, including beef, lamb and pork is in the next list of things that probably cause cancer, hike her sides, lead compounds, malaria, fumes from fried foot and working night shifts.
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before the official announcement, the meat industry in the u.s. spoke out to try to discredit the findings. >> it's the job to find cancer hazards, but the body of scientific evidence shows that red and processed meat can be part of a healthy, balanced diet. >> this is not the first time that certain types of meat have been linked to cancer. the consumption which meat is increasing around the world. according to the united nations, it went up by 25% in the 10 years from 2003. this report focuses on the ingredients and compounds found in meat. what it doesn't focus on are other lifestyle chases that people who eat a lot of meat might also be making. >> the w.h.o. classifications help governments around the world find ways of making their populations healthier. controversial as it is, this report will give them plenty to consider. al jazeera, bangkok. >> dr. kerry russto that joining
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us by skype now. thank you very much for your time, doctor, one perspective from you, what's hard to understand is how these things are on a list put alongside things like smoke and asbestos. >> they are definitely not. what w.h.o. does is have classify cases. yes, we do have cigarette smoke and asbestos, we have contraceptive pills, h.r.t. therapy, which many women across the world will be taking and all these studies can do is tell us about links with risk. they cannot tell us whether there's a cause and effect relationship. as your report pointed out, people who have high in takion of meat are often doing other things, such as smoking, drinking high levels of alcohol. >> so, i mean, let's say i've got a, you know, a sausages in
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one hand and cigarette in the other, you can't compare the two, really, or like my risk doesn't double because i have one as well as the other. >> no, absolute not. when you look at cigarette smoking, there are no benefits to cigarette knocking at alled. when you look at risk, it goes up four or five fold, even six fold in some cases in terms of disease risks. if you look at meat consumption as the w.h.o. says, the risk is 17% on your current risk. for example in the u.k., the risk of cancer is about .64% and that goes up to 8%, so the actual risk is going up by an exceedingly tiny amount and there are benefits to red meat consumption, iron, zing and protein, benefits you are not getting from the other things on that hazardous list. >> thank you for that perspective. we appreciate your time today.
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>> here to talk sport. what of you got for us? >> we've got your boys facing australia which is a tough encounter. we start with formula one and hamilton cleared his third world championship after winning an action packed u.s. grand prix. he showed his skill at both the start and the finish of the race in austin, texas. we have more. >> the crew was just as excited as the british driver was after a thrilling climax on the sustain circuit. both qualifying and the race took place within hours of each other. hamilton was aggressive from the start in the tricky conditions. he grabbed the lead from second place on the grid as he banged
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wheels to get the first corner, forcing his teammate wide and back to fourth spot. the britain dropped back to fourth with rossford regaining the lead after 22 laps following the pit stops. the first of two safety cars brought hamilton right back into the race. only 12 drivers would end up finishing an incident packed afternoon and hamilton took full advantage, weaving through the field and getting himself into second spot. it still seemed rossford was heading for victory until he made a crucial error, running wide and hamilton on fresher tires after a pit stop seized his opportunity. overcustom with emotion, he let elton john what it means to him. >> i can't find the right words
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at the second to tell you how amazing this feels and just that i couldn't have done it without this team, who have powered me for the last three years and really taken me onboard and really nurtured me with a car and just i love you guys. thank you so much for what you do for me. >> the third-year-old also became the first driver to win 10 or more races in successive seasons. mark graham, al jazeera. >> the third world title puts him along five other drivers to reach the feat. hamilton is one title behind. the german hasn't been away champion since i won four tights in a row between 2010 and 2013.
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>> australia's new zealand in the final for the rugby world cup, winning the second semifinal. we have more. >> argentina had brought sunshine to this tournament for fans and newt release with a team full of flair. victory would take them further than ever before. australia returned after scraping through their quarter final, expecting a better performance and a win that would set up a final showdown with new zealand. argentina needed the kind of start that dismantled ireland.
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the opposite happened. a gift presented and nobody was going to stop the australian forward from scoring with just 67 seconds gone. within 10 minutes, australia had a second try. finding for a door that was too easy for a world cup final. argentina's problems were mounting. argentina down to 14 men, australia ruthlessly exploited the opportunity with a second try. they had a 19-9 half time lead. mr. reliable with kicking throughout the world cup was giving his team hope. finally, australia broke the resistance for good. mitchell performing heroics to hold on and hold on before finally the ball reached ashley cooper. a hat trick for him, australia into the final, with victory by
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29 points to 15. >> i just think that guys are playing for each other and they want to play for australia and they're committed when they run on the field. the commitment is there and that's the base, in rugby, that's the base to be committed to your teammates, contact sports. >> australia knew they had to raise their game after that narrow escape against scotland. now they look forward to trying to topple the all blacks. the winner of that one will lift the world cup trophy. >> in the last hour, liberian football association president says he has successfully submitted his bid for the fifa presidential elections. the head of the asian football corps r. corporation has put his name forward.
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they join the prince of jordan and others in the race. >> a hat trick in the german bundesliga. twenty in all competitions. >> scree language have beaten the west indies in the second test by 72 runs and in doing so swept the series 2-0. after rained off, the west indies started the final there. after lunch, they collapsed with sri lanka spinier taking control. that's it for me. >> we'll see you again in the next news hour. you'll see me after the break with another bulletin of news.
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