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>> an earthquake in south asia kill at least 200 people. >> a gun battle in southern turkey why two police officers and seven isil fetterers killed. processed meat is linked to cancer and the "world health organization" say that rea red
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meat is risky, too. hello, a strong earthquake has shaken buildings from kabul to new delhi killing 200 people an injuring 800 more. the u.s. geological survey said that the magnitude was 7.5. >> according to the u.s. geological survey, it was 213 kilometers deep and south of the city of fayzabad. let's begin with jennifer glasse
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in kabul. >> the powerful earthquake was felt across much of afghanistan. brought down walls. >> i was sitting at home when the earthquake happened, and i came outside with the children. one of my grandsons started running. i asked him not to run. he conditioned, and the wall collapsed on him, and he was wounded. >> 700 buildings were damaged or destroyed. >> so far we've received 155 people including women and children wounded from the earthquake. five people were killed. >> there are casualties in ten of afghanistan's 34 provinces spanning hundreds of kilometers which shows the power and reach of the earthquake. >> let's go to neighboring pakistan now, caroline malone reports on the impact there.
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>> there were extremely severe shocks after five minutes when we went up the building had stopped it's severe damage. there were cracks in the walls. >> people also felt the effects in indian controlled kashmir where 500-year-old structures
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were badly damaged. >> starts oparts of the trainline were halted in new delhi. it's a seismically active ridge. ten years ago an earthquake hit northern pakistan. 75,000 people died then. this time the quake was deeper, 200 kilometers down. but even so the damage is clear above ground. caroline malone, al jazeera. >> let's return to kabul and bring us up-to-date with the impact of where ou you are. >> well, we've just had a dramatic jump in the death toll here in afghanistan. 64 now confirmed dead. in this earthquake. more than 348 injured. more than 2400 buildings have
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been damaged or destroyed in the quake. and then the injured across 11 afghanistan's 34 provinces. so it is felt far and wide this very strong earthquake as you said here in kabul in the early afternoon, we're 260 kilometers south of the epicenter of the jerk. it was felt across large areas of afghanistan. some areas have been effected are very remote. i don't think we're going to get the full extent of the damage for another couple of days or so as people try to get to those villages, but the death toll jumping very dramatically one of the worst incidents of the north. the girls panic when the earthquake happens, and 12 were killed in a stampede. so the building didn't even collapse. we've seen injuries here in kabul as well. some mud buildings collapsing. but i think the real concern is going to be some of the older buildings, some of the more
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remote villages close to the epicenter. >> given that geographic spread how difficult is it for the authorities to respond to an earthquake like this? >> well, the chief executive abdullah abdullah called an emergency meeting live on television. we called on businessmen and non-governmental organizations to do everything that they can to help donation, food, blankets. they need blankets. it's very cold out here. people who are afraid to go back in their homes will pass a very cold night here in afghanistan. he also asked the health ministry to send doctors to hospitals. we've seen dozens of injured come in to hospitals around the joint. it is a big geographic spread. they're in the north, the east, they're here in the capital. there is going to be a lot of help needed. >> thank you very much, indeed, with that live update from kabul. kamal hyder has an update for us from the pakistani capital islamabad.
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>> the powerful earthquake was felt over pakistan all the way up the capital as well as the provincial capital of the province. also in islamabad people panicked. now the death toll has been mounting, hundreds are injured, and the reports are still coming in from remote locations. we also have reports of major landslides u which have blocked access to many cities in that area. the expectation that the death toll likely to mount even further emergency situations in the hospitals, and cooperation emergency services also trying to put an accurate number on the people killed and wounded. >> more now on the situation in
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india. >> tremors felt for 40 seconds in the indian capital of new delhi when an earthquake hit the afghanistan-pakistan border monday afternoon. now we've heard in the early stages of this unfolding story suggestions that power lines are down. however, there are no reports of loss of life or widespread damage to property. the indian government prime minister narendra modi coming out and saying that the indian government will come out to assess the situation and offering support for neighboring afghanistan and pakistan highlighting the regional threat that these national disasters pose and the kind of fear that spreads across the region as far away in new delhi as we are with a lot of panic and concern here in india.
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>> two turkish policemen have been killed during a shootout with suspected isil fighters. the police say they were carrying out raids when the gun battle broke out. bernard smith reports. >> as turkish security forces raided several properties, sustained gunfire echoed around the neighborhood. two police officers were killed by booby trap bombs as they broc broke down a door in one apartment. seven suspected members of isil were killed in the shoot out that followed, according to the police. >> this was an important operation planned and conducted successfully. two important isil groups have been neutralized. >> these raids were amongst a series that have taken place across turkey in the wake of the
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suicide-bombings in ankara that killed 102 people. the government said that isil was responsible. this is the first time on turkish soil that there has been a shootout involving isil. it highlights the increasing threat the group poses to this country, adding to the security headache a national elections here on sunday. then in mid-november world leaders head to the southern coast for the g-20 summit. >> the strong evidence of genocide in myanmar against its rohingya minority according to a report by yale university law school. we have the story from western myanmar. >> this baby is mall nourished but there plenty o in the nearby town. this woman is hemorrhaging after losing her baby, but the local
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hospital would not treat her. this woman has an illness but she does not have the money to pay the bribes to get to the doctor. many areries necessary in refugee camps in their own homeland. >> there are many who need to see medical professionals but they're unable to do that because of policy that deprives them from healthcare. when you contain them in displacement camps and then deprive them of needed services, the conditions are deplorable. >> the difference here is these conditions are avoidable and the result of government policy. >> in 2012 violence erupted in this region of myanmar forcing rohingya to flee to camps. their homes from burned and bulldozed. while they were born and brought up here, the government
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considers them immigrants from bangladesh. they say those who cannot produce 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. there are accusations that the government is trying to destroy the rohingya as a people. >> these acts will lead to the slow death of victims. >> over the last eight months the clinic has been analyzing recent events in myanmar in the context of the legal context of genocide. in order to establish guilt a court would need to prove that government officials have shown an deliberate intent to destroy the rohingya. >> we believe we have strong evidence that genocide is occurring. given the kale of atrocities being committed rand the way people and politicians talk of
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rohingya, we think its hard to avoid a conclusion that intent is proven. >> the icon of myanmar's democracy has ignored the plight of the rohingya. they like to engage in former military rulers rather than stand up for the rights of a powerless people. al jazeera, western myanmar. >> leading u.s. lawyer said that the u.s. international criminal court play have t--may have to get involved. >> they do have jurisdiction over the crime of genocide, and typically it would come from a charge that one individual or nation makes against another. >> now if there is a possibility that any of these potential culprits travels to another country, that country, if there
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were substantial evidence of genocide would have authority in prosecution as well. it is hard to identify a dynamic that will cause a country to put in hawk the leaders of myanmar. the rohingya are not powerful internationally. they're not sitting on oil wells or whatever. we just have to face the inevitability of politics entering in to the enforcement decision. >> al jazeera has made several ask requests for comment from the myanmar government, without comment. >> nature under threat. scientists say wind turbines are putting birds at risk. .
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>> a reminder of the top stories here in al jazeera. 250 people have been killed in an earthquake in southernation. southern asia. the quake with tremors felt across the region. two turkish policemen have been killed in a shootout. the officers were hit by a booby trap bomb while taking part in a raid. and reporters obtain exclusiv exclude--reports of
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strong evidence that myanmar government is committing genocide against the rohingya minority. discussing regional ideas put forward to end the syrian cries. assad said that a political solution is possible. the rebels and many in the international community say there is no future role for assad in the future. israeli army said a man tried to stab a soldier. elsewhere, a palestinian man was shot dead by israeli forces. the man seriously injured a 19-year-old soldier. 58 palestinians have been killed this month in recent unrest. in tanzania, there are claims of
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raid in a ruling center during the parliamentary elections. the number of officials were arrested. we have this update. >> they want to finish this quickly. they are urging calm and patience. there have been incidents of police raids now police say that this involves in human trafficking indicate and they're making counterfeit visas. there is still not an official response from the police. they're reporting where thousands did not vote because their names were missing from voting lists or in some instan
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instances electoral registers were missing all together. they were told of voting today, but this is a very uncertain time in tanzania. >> thin incumbent president is widely expected to win but he has come under criticism from amnesty international from arbitrary arrests. results are expected to be announced in the next few days. >> argentina's presidential election is headed for a run off after an unexpectedly close result. we go to buenos aires. >> it is seen as the impossible. mauricio macri forced a second election. >> i invite to you conquer our future. i ask you now today to take the years that it takes to achieve
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it. every day from december 10th on wards i promise you we're going to be a little better. >> his followers celebrated until late at night. many could not believe what was going on. >> we're going to go to historic election, and we will win. we're going to win the presidency, and we're going to be an excellent government. but at the front for victory headquarters the scene was completely different. daniel scioli, cristina kirchner's hand-picked successor promising reform. >> with all my experience i ask to vote for this agenda for a great agent. >> a few moments ago, they express their support for daniel scioli, but now they're leaving obviously disappointed because they expected scioli to get a
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lot more votes. many are saying that they're getting ready for the run off in november. >> this is the way democracy works. we'll have to convince people that ours was the better choice. >> analysts hearsay that the big challenge is the power kristina kitchener will have once she and over the presidency to whoever wins in november. >> in november after the run off the problem is governor ability. kristina will continue to have power and influence and she wants to come back in 2019. it will be difficult for any president. >> with less than a month ago both candidates will use this time to fight hard for the presidency. al jazeera, buenos aires. >> "world health organization" agencies say that processed meats such as ham and sausage, can lead to colon and other cancers, and red meat is probably carcinogenic as well. we have details from thailand,
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which is seeing a rise in the number of people easing processed meat. for some people the perception of meat may have changed forever. that's 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 meet a day it will increase the chances of you developing cancer of the colon by 18%. in countries like thailand where cheap but convenient meatballs are part of a diet is a concerning development. >> in the morning we have to hurry do go somewhere, or parents tend to buy something easy for children to eat, so this might mean the cause of eating sausage and processed meat every day. >> processed meat is preserved by adding chemicals salt or
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smoking it, and it is placed here that is definitely carsgenic to humans. it rates along the likes of asbestos. and red meat, lamb, and pork are next to herb sides, malaria, fumes from fried foods and working night shifts. before the official announcement the meat industry in the u.s. spoke out to try to discredit the findings. >> it's their job to find cancer hazards but 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 of meat is increasingly around the world. according to the united nations that went up by 25% in the ten years from 2003. this report focuses on the
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ingredients and compounds that are found in meat. it doesn't focus on lifestyle choices of people who eat a lot of meat might also be making. the who classifications help governments around the world find ways to make their populations healthier. controversial as it is, this report will give them plenty to consider. al jazeera, bangkok. >> some 400 police officers have been sent to slovenia, which is struggling to deal with the large influx of refugees. the measures comes after e.u. and balkan leaders struggle to deal with the crisis. hundreds of reception areas will be created. we have more from the slovenia croatia border where thousands are continuing to cross. >> 15,000 is the number understood to have come through slovenia in the past 24 hours. that is huge. that is a record number that
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this country has had to accept. so those 400 police officers will be a welcomed edition a addition as far as slovenia authorities are concerned. they will provide reception centers that can house 50,000 refugees, in other words, places that will provide protection for them from the weather epees given that the winter is pressing in. the camp behind me is one of three on the slovenia-croatian border. it is not much of a camp, really. it is a sort of housing point where the numbers come on through, and then eventually when space is freed up further down the line they then get moved on. but what you get is the bottlenecks, and one of the places where they cross in to slovenia, they are kept in the meda meadow.
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the conditions were dire and volunteers are telling us that they're restricted from going in and providing them with warm food. one of them said that at 2:00 and 3:00 a.m. they were able to go in with hot soup and feed two train loads of refugees, but four or five came through last night. >> china's ruling communist party are meeting in beijing to set up the country's course over the next five years. they tried to work out a development plan. china is the world's second largest economy that has recently seen slowing growth. wind energies, one of the cleanest and cost effective ways to generate electricity, more wind turbines are being built by countries who are trying to reduce carbon emissions, but the giant machines kill birds, including protected species. we have reports from northern california. >> just east of san francisco the open landscape is dominated
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by more than 5,000 wind turbines. the altamont pass is a habitat for the majestic bird that is called the lion of the sky. the golden eagle, so valued that the u.s. government punishes with heavy fines and even prison. in this area 2,000 golden eagles and other protected raptors were killed by turbine blades. >> clear evidence are feathers. >> doug bell said when the turbines were first erected no one realized the deadly toll it would take. they have granted wind turbine operators a short permit of accidental killings. as older models are most balanced and dismantled companies are working on newer
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versions that are bigger and safer. hundreds of old turbines will be replaced by 48 new machines producing twice as much energy enough to power google's headquarters nearby. the new towers stand tall enough for birds to avoid their blades as they scroop down on their prey. >> the death rates have lowered substantially. whether they're lowered enough for population stability, for instance, golden eagles, we don't know yet. >> another alternative is a turbine housed into a melt shroud that will further reduce the risk to words. then this small scale wind turbines attached to tethers that carry the converted wind power to the ground. >> we're generating energy flying this kite.
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it doesn't seem possible but it is true. >> tom ackerman, al jazeera, altamont pass, california. >> for more on our website at any time >> afghanistan an pakistan hit by powerful earthquake. that number is expected to rise. a major health warning today ham, sag