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>> hello there, well come to the news hour live from doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes, the fighting in syria rages on, france hosts a meeting on the conflict with western and arab allies. >> a hospital in yemen run by doctors without borders has been hit by saudi-led coalition air strikes. combing through the rubble of the earthquake, rescuers russia to get that those in need. >> 30 years and counting for
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congo's president, as the voters give the ok for him to stay in power. >> france is preparing to host a meeting on how to deal with syria's complex civil war. western and arab allies will take part in the talks. so far, diplomats from the united states, europe, arab states and turkey agreed syrian president bashar al assad must leave power as a precondition for peace. the meeting will exclude syrian's allies russia and iran. we are live from paris. david, tell us what's happening there. >> essentially we're seeing an embarrassing diplomatic situation for the french foreign minister. he's invited many players to the table to the dinner tonight for a working dinner on the syrian crise, but he's clearly losing
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diplomatic traction, because some of the main players will not be there and those who are are lower level officials, people in the foreign service and not the main ministers, so it's very, very clear now and noted by a media commentators in france and in the press today that france seems to be losing its position entirely on the syrian crise. they're getting isolated. now there is one main reason for this of course, it's not just the way that russia has stepped in militarily, it's also the fact that france has stood out and for a long time now saying that bashar al assad, the president of syria is the problem and not part of the solution. that is important, because i think now it's becoming clear that the russians and maybe iran, as well, who are not even sending representatives to the dinner tonight here are moving towards some form of interim
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government where bashar al assad will have a place at the table and in the government. now that is a big move from the french position and western position essentially, but i think it's got both russia and iran beginning to start pushing for and it's very clear that france, for france, the diplomatic tide i see now going out on syria. >> there has been or seems to be more dialogue about what can be done for syria. there seems to be a new push for diplomatic activity. is there any sense at all that a solution is perhaps coming closer? >> i think there has to be, doesn't there? i think there is has been a big impact with military intervention from russia. i think judging by one of the opinion pieces i ready from carter in the new york times today, he was saying he's an old
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acquaintance of bashar al assad, never met a more obstinate man and once he takes a position, he sticks to that position. he says in conclusion that the settlement is within the grasp of the diplomatic powers and all it needs are concessions from the main players, from turkey, concessions from saudi arabia, and concessions from russia, and these concessions obviously are going to involve bashar al assad taking part in that interim government. that stage is what they are all pushing for now and russia seems to be coalescing around that idea and pushing forward. >> indeed, so many players in syria's future, david, thank you for that. >> russia says it was not informed nor invited to that friends of syria meetinging paris. let's get more from moscow.
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peter, what is moscow saying about being left out of these talks in paris? >> well, there was a display of frustration by the foreign minister, sergey lavrov but it gave him an opportunity to really fine tune his arguments about what he calls the other nation's countries attempting to dictate the future of syria without bringing in other surrounding countries. there is a key quartet meeting due in vienna on friday, and russia would dearly love to have iran and egypt join that meeting. the meeting at the moment is just turkey, the united states, russia, and without those extra countries, he will not get the backing he needs. saudi arabia is especially determined that russia should not be in a position where it can sort of command the high
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ground on the politics of the syrian settlement, so it was a chance for lavrov today to suggest that other countries should be attempting to join that meeting, if it in fact goes ahead on friday, so it was a good opportunity not to be missed. >> ok, peter, just stay with us for a moment, because there is another angle to the russia syria story. the free sir i can't be army said they didn't visit moscow despite russian news agency reports that such visits had taken place. sergey lavrov said his country was ready to help the s.a.a. if they attacked militants from the islamic state group. this is seen as a major shift after referring to rebels at terrorists, russia of course a key ally of the syrian government has been carrying out airstrikes in the country since last month. we've got the s.a.a. saying it hasn't been in moscow, moscow says they were. the s.a.a. saying it doesn't
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want russia's help against isil. what are you hearing about all this confusion? >> well, it was a rather sort of wooly statement by a foreign office ministerial official when he said that basically the f.s.a. are over here all the time, all claiming to represent the f.s.a. right after that, the f.s.a. was pretty definitive saying they had not been to moscow. >> russian aircraft in the last 24 hours have attacked moderate rebel positions south of aleppo, so as far as the other players are concerned, russia is no longer fit to take on the mantel
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of orchestrating these political talks, which is what saudi arabia and turkey will be maintaining, if that meeting goes ahead on friday. >> peter, thanks for that, peter sharp in moscow there. >> well, syria's other key ally iran has sent more military advisors to syria to help president bashar al assad's army. they deny there are combat troops on the ground in syria. >> the u.n. security council is holding a briefing tuesday on the humanitarian situation in syria. the u.n. says at least 120,000 people have been internally displaced in the last month alone, due to an escalation in fighting. the cities of aleppo, and idlib are the most affected. one family described their life at hellish.
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>> violence in syria has chased tens of thousands of people in aleppo from their homes. that city is seeing one of the worst humanitarian crisis of syria's five year civil war. we have this report. >> she i said to carry her youngest child into and actual home. now this is where they live. the mother of seven prepares what she can for her kids. today, inside this dark, dingy structure is potatoes. >> our livelihood is gone. our livelihood is gone. our lands are gone. our homes are destroyed. >> the family is just one of the thousands of newly displaced in syria since the beginning of russia's air campaign in late september. according to the u.n., an increase in fighting has resulted in 120,000 new i.d.p.'s on the outskirts of aleppo. >> this is a hellish life. we've reached our lowest point.
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planes as they attacked. now we have no place else to go and there is suffering all around. >> in southern aleppo, it's not simply the war raining misery on the newly displaced. as winter approaches, conditions will only worsen. already, keeping warm is a struggle. aid workers are doing what they can, but in this makeshift camp, there are only so many tents to go around. >> abdullah said tens of thousands of families are now displaced in aleppo and more are arriving every day. >> somebody sick from natural causes here can't go to a hospital. how can you help somebody with an emergency? somebody maybe injured by a russian or syrian air strike. there aren't even ambulances to help the wounded. >> the children still play, even during these tough times.
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it's the parents who can barely keep the agony at bay. >> we left our home because of all the death. there was nothing but death all around us. that's why we're here now. hopefully, we won't have airstrikes happening here. we have nothing now. >> nothing but a reality that is harsh and cold. al jazeera. >> thousands of palestinians have marched in a funeral procession for a man shot dead by israeli forces in the occupied west bank. he was killed in hebron monday during a confrontation with israeli forces. two other palestinians were killed on the same day, one a 17-year-old teenage girl, shot up to 10 times after accused of trying to stab a police officer. a witness said the high school student raised her hands to show she didn't have a knife before she was killed. >> the other, a 19-year-old man
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from the occupied west bank village was killed because he seriously injured a soldier. the violence has resulted in a so-called day of rage being organized across theccupied territory on tuesday. we are joined now live from elbira. it doesn't seem as though the violence is decreasing in the occupied west bank. >> no, in fact on tuesday, this so-called day of rage that's been caused by the political factions here has seen a small crowd where i am, which is near the jewish settlement just outside ramallah. you can probably see a small scale confrontation between palestinian youths and the israeli army, but the big clashes, the big confrontation has been around hebron in the south of the occupied west bank.
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over the last month, around half of the 25 palestinian people who have been killed half of those, their bodies have not been returned to their families in hebron, so hebron really is somewhere where people are feeling very, very agreed, part of the rein we're seeing such big crowds turn up to protest there. of course the body of that 19-year-old you were talking about, he has actually been buried today near hebron, that attracted a large number which protestors. there were further confrontations actually in the middle of that city, itch with has always been a very tense place at the best of times. we're hearing that at least eight palestinians there have been injured by live ammunition, a number of others hit by rubber coated steel bullets. those events are still going on. in other parts of the west bank,
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we're not hearing major casualties, but certainly people are out on the streets. >> you talk about the day of rage then. it's notable when we look at the casualties that a lot of these palestinians are teenagers. are these protests driven by younger palestinians and what is it they want from their leaders? >> that's a really good question. it's quite hard to answer, because although some political factions are right behind things like the day of rage and continued protests, some of the young protestors we've spoken to from universities, for example, are organizing their own alternative protests on different days as a sign that they reject all of the parties, that they are apolitical and that they're fed up with the infighting between palestinian political groupings as well as the efforts by the president, mahmoud abbas, places like the
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united nations calling for international protection and so on and all they see as the only hope for them is that their continued direct action will actually place more pressure on the israeli authorities. it's hard to predict how long that will go on for off their own backs. i think the organized protests may well die out if we see some kind of political movement, especially now that the politicians are talking about what to do over the al aqsa mosque compound in jerusalem. it's very hard to tell what small groups of youths are really disenfranchised and fed up with their pom additions, how long they'll remain on the streets. >> hundreds have announced they'll boycott universities in israel due to its treatment, they are trying to highlight the
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human rights violations that have taken place. academics held a similar protest two years ago. >> now, a hospital in yemen run by the charity doctors without borders has been hit by saudi-led coalition airstrikes. it happened in the province which is a stronghold of the houthi remembers. doctors without borders said it provided the hospital's location coordinates to the coalition two weeks ago. ed hit of the mission for doctors without borders gave this update earlier. >> we had been inside the emergency room stabilized when that happened. the first hit destroyed it. the team had time to evacuate the emergency room. the second hit targeted the maternity ward just in front and
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destroyed the hospital. there is some wounds, but light, minor wounds, scratch, abrasion and like this, but the patients were in a critical state. it's a plane from the coalition that air strike the facility for sure. we give g.p.a. position, all the position of our hospital to the coalition ahead and we renew them every month and the latest date was done like two weeks ago or something like this, so they perfectly know it's a hospital. there is no ever any reason to commit a war crime and to target a hospital. there cannot be any good reason i can see now. at least two direct hits, maybe
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three. the taliban has not confirmed on the hospital. one can make a mistake, but it's too much for us. it's just too much. we've just been getting very close too often in yemen and elsewhere and this one is just unacceptable. we have all position and we are not talking about coalition with obsolete equipment. they have state-of-the-art planes, they can definitely look at our facility, so i cannot see how it cannot be deliberate. >> iran's president radio has notie expects nuclear sanctions to be lifted by the end of the year. the deal was reached in july. stay with us here, still to come, how climate change could
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make cities like doha and dubai uninhabitable in 70 years time. >>ed deadline to enter the fifa presidential election, surprise entries. we'll tell you who's in a bit later in the program. >> emergency families are scrambling to reach people needing aid from the earthquake. 347 people died. the quake was centered in northeastern afghanistan but has affected a wide area of terrain. it's very differ to get to it and some of it is controlled by the taliban. 4,000 houses were damaged. some were affected in pakistan.
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1600 people have been injured in pakistan. we have this report from the valley. >> brick by brick, locals pick up the pieces of belongings and valuables buried under the rubble. rescue and recovery teams are in the area to assess damage. for most here, it was a narrow escape as they saw their homes come down. he built this house 30 years ago from savings he and a deceased brother made work, inc. in saudi arabia. he remembers the moment when the strong earthquake struck. >> we were all in our rooms when the earthquake struck. it was shocking for everyone. the kids and women were crying. it was like doomsday. we are lucky that god saved all of us. >> as we walk through the ally ways, there was sometime the persistent threat of aftershocks. the authorities have begun recovery efforts, but it's not clear whether it will be enough.
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>> the remaining patients are being given good treatment and we have no shortage of doctors or medicines. the federal government has given us a clean check to give them maximum support and relief. >> most of the deaths were in an adjoining district. it could have been worse, were it not for the depth of this earthquake. >> with the death toll mounting, thousands of houses were destroyed across the province, and people are now waiting for relief and rescue to arrive. the earthquake may have spared pakistan a major catastrophe but has lift an imprint on most people's minds. >> hundred was people have been treated for injuries at the local hospital. there are reports that there
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could be more fatalities and destruction in pakistan's remote areas. al jazeera. >> to the latest now on the relieve efforts in afghanistan. jennifer glasse in kabul for us. tell us about those relief efforts and whether rescue workers are managing to reach the more remote areas. >> that's going to be the big challenge here. 11 of afghanistan's 34 provinces were affected. some villages you can only get to on foot. al jazeera got to a couple of villages today and really some of the worst fears realized. those traditional houses made out of mud, many walls fell down, celings fell everyone, the buildings are cracked. in the villages we visited, people will be spending the night in tents and it is getting voluntary cold in afghanistan, so it's a very challenging
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relief effort. some areas are controlled by the taliban. the taliban issued its own statement today calling or afghans and aid workers to help all of those in need with medical supplies, shutter, food and said its fighters should support them as well, but the fact that some of the area is not controlled by the government will make this already complicated relief effort more difficult. >> how are medical facilities coping and what is it that people need there? >> it's going to be shelter, blankets, thousands of afghans whose homes were destroyed, homes are damaged, they are frightened to go back in. the government warrant about aftershocks. luckily, we haven't had any major aftershocks since the earthquake struck yesterday. it's not just identifying what people need, medical supplies. the hospitals have been taking
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in dozens of patients. they called on the health ministry to get any aid, any health workers to establishments, hospitals and clinics. we've seen all shorts of injuries come in. when the earthquake struck, 23 children were injured by a falling wall, a lot of broken bones and head injuries. the president called together his national security council. they will decide whether to accept outside help offered by a number of countries. the nato forces here, one of the biggest resources offered help. they were working alongside the afghan government in planning civilian casualty evacuations, as well as planning the delivery of aid supplies. some of the areas are very remote. snow has begun falling in some mountains. there have been some landslides. it's going to be a very, very difficult relief effort. we aren't sure the total extent of the damage, because some of
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those remote villages just haven't been reached yet. >> jennifer, thank you very much for that. >> a new study says that rising global temperatures could mean that the gulf region becomes uninhabitable, saying extreme heat will make the region almost impossible to live in by 2070 if carbon emissions continue to increase. >> a professor of environmental engineer at the massachusetts institute of technology in the u.s. joins us now by skype. good to have you with us. this is quite a grim study, isn't it, that heat waves will be cussed by global warming such that no human will be able to endure the temperatures in this region. >> this is an important study that we published yesterday in
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which we use some of the most sophisticated climate models to make projections for the future climate with southwest asia and there are two different scenarios. one is business as usual scenario of the emission of carbon dioxide and other gases. >> we are saying that this is going to happen by 2070, which isn't very far away. do you think this study will push world leaders into making more commitments to reducing greenhouse gases?
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>> yes, i think the implication of the study that this region of the world, it has a lot to gain from mitigation efforts, and it really points a direction towards the fact that significant mitigation at the global scale is no longer an option. it is a necessary step that has to be taken by world leaders. >> what do you say to those who would accuse you of scare mongering and saying that this isn't going to happen and greenhouse gases aren't responsible for rising temperatures in this part of the world? >> the models that we use in this study have been tested and calibrated against observations in the region, and we also use several models to con train our results. this is not the results from only one model. we show that the temperature has
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already been rising in the region. the measure that we use to describe temperature is a variable, measure of temperature and the humidity combined. we show that that measure has been increasing in the last 30 years in the region that we studied. the conditions in the region are very ripe for such tradition to be realized. experts in this area have looked at hour study independently and have confirmed the validity of the project results. >> thank you very much indeed for that. good to speak to you live from lexington. >> thank you very much. >> on that note, let's get the weather with rob. we're off to the gulf of mexico, recovering from patricia. >> the reason that patricia was so violent is because of el niño, a sudden warming of the
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pacific of two degrees. this is the sort of scenario you get, it injects more water and more stormy conditions, than you might expect. anywhere texas to florida, these scenes happened in the last two days. it wasn't just the amount of rain and there was a lot of that, but windy, too. you get big contrast in temperature and spin up storms quite ready. the sun's been out in the accident and louisiana, mississippi in the last day or so, so things are drying up. that doesn't mean the end has happened. this is a rather complex system here, which contains sometime the remains of patricia. the last 24 hours, in mississippi and alabama, we could repeat that as this moves slowly up through the appalachian chain towards the northeast corridor. in 24 hours, the blue green
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patch here is persistent rain. in some place it's light, some heavy. it's over a vast area, through new york, manitoba, eastern side of canada. the potential for this, as i say, up to another 100 millimeters falling in places like kentucky and in the north. that's it from me for now. >> we have more to come for you here on the news hour. we'll bring you the second part of our exclusive investigation into genocide in myanmar, where we've uncovered government links to attacks on the rohingya muslim minority. >> in alabama, state officials are criticized for closing driver's license offices. civil rights activists say and its an attempt to suppress black voters. >> in sport, we are hours from baseball's biggest event of the year, the world series. we will have all the details.
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>> at least 347 people have died after a magnitude 7.5 quake hit asia sunday. the epicenter was in the hindu
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kush mountains. >> a professor of political science at the university of richmond joins us from verge now via skype to talk about the yemen bombing. good to have you with us. what are you hearing about this? it's hard to imagine why the hospital would be targeted when it provided the coordinate to the saudi-led coalition. >> the saudi-led coalition has made it clear that they expect everyone out of saada, so declared the entire government to be a legitimate target, so they're actively encouraging all medical staff and others to leave the vicinity.
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>> do you think there will be demand for accountability, given a the u.s. are their allies and doesn't want to upset saudi arabia right now? >> i expect that there will be demands from organizations, perhaps some smaller powers, but it's unlikely to go anywhere, because the united states is loathe to criticize the kingdom of saudi arabia for its war crimes. >> that area has face particularly strong bombardment, hasn't it? >> that area by all eyewitness accounts, the city and surrounding villages and towns have basically been leveled. >> when we look at the saudi-led campaign as a whole, what impact do you think it's having? the u.s. is saying the airstrikes have caused something like two thirds of the civilian deaths that have happened there in the last six months. >> it's clear that they, i mean
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those figures are probably accurate. in addition, of course, the airstrikes and also the naval blockade are responsible for massive destruction of things like water facilities, electricity, other hospitals, schools, and also antiquities. it's a massive campaign that hasn't produced the desired political result. >> this is key, because initially this campaign was sold as a short term campaign. that clearly hasn't been the case. we're now into the eighth month. is there any end in sight to this air campaign? >> you know, i wish that negotiations were more serious than they are. periodically saudi arabia or the president hadi say they are willing to negotiate but then change their mind and seem to be pursuing an unconditional
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surrender by the houthis and ali abdullah saleh, the previous president also fighting with the houthis and that unconditional surrender is not coming. they've managed to liberate aden, the city in the south, but the latest reports from there is that that has really created an opportunity for extremist groups like al-qaeda and the islamic state to make a much more public appearance there. it is a disaster. >> thank you. >> we have breaking news, u.s. defense secretary tear ash carter told a senate committee the u.s. will continue to fight isil. carter told the committee the u.s. plans to boost the scope of
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its campaign across the region. >> china summoned its ambassador to beijing to explain why a u.s. warship it said illegally entered its waters. the united states say it was in international territory. >> the united states has been signaling for months that it would make this symbolic sale past. china has warned it would respond appropriately and both sides have been good to their word. the patrol came within 12 nautical miles of the disputed spratley islands in the south china sea, normally the internationally accepted limit of a nation's territorial claim, but not accepted by the u.s., which says these are international waters, open to anybody. >> china says it shadowed the u.s. vessel, accusing it of
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harming regional peace and stability. >> we want to strongly urge the u.s. to respect or position and correct its mistake immediate. it should not conduct dangerous provocative actions that threaten sovereignty. >> the waters of the south china sea are disputed by china and several of its asian neighbors, among them the philippines, which as an ally of the u.s. welcomed the move, saying the ship was operating in international waters. >> the balance of power says that there is not just a single voice that must be adhered to. there has to be a plurality of voices. >> another ally japan has its own territorial dispute with china in the east china sea. it went further, expressing concern that china's island building activities in the south
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china sea. >> the unilateral conduct to change the status quo such as the large scale landfills to built ocean platforms in the south china sea of a common concern for the international community. it's important that the international community unite to maintain the peace and stability. we are closely conducting our intelligence information with the united states. >> the united states says the decision to send the warship close to the disputed islands reaffirms its right to sale in what it considers international waters. china is responding in equally assertive terms that it will safeguard what it sees as its territory. there is widespread regional support from china's neighbors for america's actions. al jazeera, beijing. >> al jazeera's investigative unit gathered evidence linking agents of the myanmar state to
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unrest between muslims and buddhists. arrive i don't get left 1,000 people from the rohingya homeless. we have this exclusive report. >> communal riots that claimed around 50 lives, nearly all muslim. there were rumors at the time that government agents had triggered the fighting in central myanmar. shortly before, a mob arrived in the town. they were brought to the area and suddenly, they were asked to start this kind of violence, so one of the problems to assess this incident is to establish where it is coming from. the first step it is there. it is clear that it was organized. >> a former officer in the feared military intelligence service speaking for the first time described how the regime
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sent undercover agents to spark unrest. we have concealed the officer's identity. >> these people secretly entered muslim communities and insulted islam and hit and attacked muslims. the truth couldn't be revealed until today. people didn't realize it. all these things were controlled by the military authorities, using money. >> a former major in the myanmar army before he defected said covert agencies promote a poles have divided rule in order to divert opposition to the power of the military. >> they had to distract the people, make the people worry, spread the fear, hatred and create conflicts. in this way, they influence policy of the country. >> this document part of a cache was issued to district level government offices and warned that worshipers at a mosque were
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planning countrywide communal violence between muslims and burmans. no riots took place during the period mentioned. security was informed of the gathering, that the document claimed was triggering riots. >> every time we have the meeting, the relevant authorities come. they get information without problems. the government has not stopped our activities. >> when we see a document like that, we get very concerned that various authorities are working to incite violence against the muslim population. >> the government has not responded to al jazeera's allegations. fill reese, al jazeera. >> a report by an international
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press freedom group said the philippines is the fourth most deadly place for journalists in the world. 28 have been killed since president aquino took office five years ago. >> he had plans to retire this year. he didn't make retirement. he was shot dead as he was leaving his house by a group of armed men. his colleagues say he was a hard-hitting journalist, unafraid to investigate powerful local politician here. however, they also suspect his murder could be linked to his other job in an electricity cooperative, which protects consumers rights. her children are afraid, saying it is too dangerous for them to even say who they think the killers are. they leave it up to the police. >> i hope the justice will be
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achieved. we hope that my father won't be just another statistic. >> the number of filipino journalists being killed is continuing to rise especially in the southern philippines where the culture of impunity has long been the norm. he was one of three in august alone. 28 journalists have been killed since the president took office five years ago. the massacre in 2009 was the single deadliest event for journalists in history. at least 29 journalists were murdered on their way to an election story involving a local politician. president aquino vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice, but journalists continue to go killed and the case remains tied up in the courts. >> i think the president looked at kind of battles that he had to choose and basically where
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drew from this one. it is that violence joined with systemic impunity and the failure of the state to punish crime especially for those who can hire lawyers, especially those who have money to keep a case going indefinitely. >> despite the countries reputation as a free media, journalism remains a deadly job here. the mire murder of journalists o routine, many protect themselves. >> many carry a gun for self defense. journalists here say carrying a weapon may seem to violate the notion that they remain neutral, but nobody knows how it's like to live under the threat of violence. they say it's simply a matter of survival. al jazeera, southern
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philippines. >> indonesia's president has announced his support for contentious trade deal after meeting president barack obama at the white house. facing a political victory for obama who faced opposition to the deal back home. they agreed on the partnership earlier this month. >> alabama is accused of suppressing black voters. it announced plans to close government offices that issue i.d.'s. without a valid identification, voters won't be able to cast ballots in upcoming elections. >> it's the picture of southern charm, but union springs is part of a new battleground in a decades old fight. in small towns across the state, dozens of driver's license offices have closed.
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voters need them to cast their ballots. >> hello. >> residents like evelyn smart say it's a reminder that voter rights here is still an issue. >> we've come a long ways but still have a long way to go. we're still fighting for that right that we earned years and years ago and we shouldn't have to fight now like we did in the past. >> civil rights activists say it's not so much that driver's licenses offices are closing, but where they're closing. it's rural and black communities losing their facilities and critics say that's nothing short of an attempt to suppress the african-american vote. >> officials claim budget cuts gave them no choice. alabama governor said voter discrimination is simply untrue. >> we will go to people's houses to have their picture made if they don't have a photo i.d. in the state of alabama.
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we are not ever going to do anything in the state of alabama to keep people from voting. to jump to a conclusion like that is politics at its worst. >> it's a big barrier in many of these rural counties, people don't have transportation. >> the campaigners say the closures combined with the introduction of voter i.d. laws are part of a long and ugly history of discrimination. >> here we are 50 years later, on the year, 50 years after the voting rights act, and we're again suppressing the rights of black voters in alabama. >> officials say the closures will save the state millions of dollars. civil rights campaigners are more concerned about the potential cost on democracy. andy gallagher, al jazeera, union springs, alabama. >> more than 90% of voters in the represent of congress approved a change to the constitution allowing the president to run for a third term.
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the current constitution has an age and two term limit. the president is 71, making him too old for the position and he's now nearing the end of his second term. we have more. >> the opposition is not happy. they say the vote was rigged, that there is no way vote turnout is that high. the government response said just because you saw a few lines in the capital doesn't mean that represents the whole country. the opposition threaten to go on the streets to protest. the challenge is a lot of opposition leaders are under house arrest with police surrounding their homes. people are scared. last tuesday, they took to the streets to protest but the police opened fire and shot some. some admit that they are scared to be killed or arrested. the significance of this is that it shows that one president can change the constitution and extend its power if it so wishes to do so. some fear this could be a trend.
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people are concerned about rwanda. they say opposition members have in this country that it's a few individuals that can get away with it. >> coming up in sport, in trouble again. we will have all the details.
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>> welcome back, let's get all
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the sport now. >> thank you very much. the deadline passed for fifa presidential candidates. the front runner before being suspended for 90 days, this could be extended to a ban for receiving a suspect payment from seth blatter. the right hand man is standing and has the support of eufa. making a bid in the last election, he couldn't get enough support. his candidacy was confirmed monday. former fifa vice president from jordan will try again after losing in may.
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former trinidad and tobago captain is also in the mix. >> i spoke to word soccer magazine hamilton. he said fifa needs an external candidate to clean up the organization entirely. >> i think there are a number of candidates that will emerge, whose support will be clearer over the next weeks. he will be the european candidate from bahrain, the asian candidate.
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although there's eight candidates at the moment that have had enough nominations proposed by the federation, i think we'll see three blocks emerge, africa, asia and europe. what we're going to see over the coming weeks is horse trading, i think between the different candidates to try to tie up deals, because there can be only one winner. what we really need is an external candidate from outside, someone who can come in with no agenda and really attempt to reform fifa from the outside. he said a marginal capped date because he lacks support from the big confederation.
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>> the businessman says if elected, he will keep a close eye on fifa's finances. >> what has been broken in fifa is the ability, the inability to funnel money. money has got invoices, follow the money. if you follow the money, it's got footprints, tracks. if it disappears, find out who the last person was. >> admitting a mistake was made during germany's bid to host the world cup. >> the winner is... >> led the campaign in 2006 and said a payment was made to fifa in return for financial grounds for his country's world cup organizing committee. the 70-year-old denies that
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there was any vote that germany beat south africa to host the tournament. >> chelsea manager has been charged by the english football association for his conduct during his defeat on saturday. he was sent to the stands after protesting the dismissal, chard over his language and behavior towards a match official. it was the fifth league defeat of the season. >> game one of this year's best of seven world series starts later on tuesday. kansas city royals host the new york mets. the royals were beaten by the san francisco giants in last year's world series. edison volquez will be kansas
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city's starting pitcher. >> this group of guys has accomplished everything they've set their mind to this year. they wanted to win the division, they did that. they wanted to win home field advantage, they did that. they wanted to get back to the world series, they've done that. you know, we wanted, and of course we had a large contingencies. they wanted to get to the world series, they've done that. they've accomplished everything that they set their minds to up to this point and we've got one big series left. >> this is the mets first appearance in the world series in 15 years. they lost that one to thation. the mets last won the world series in 1986. matt harvey will be on the mound for them in game one. >> that's it for me. >> thanks very much for that. that's it for the news hour. do stay with us. there will be more of the day's news and sports straight after
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as the fighting in syria rages on, the u.s. says it won't let russian military action affect its campaign against isil. ♪ >> i'm shiulie ghosh, you are watching al jazeera live from doha. also on the program, combing through the rubble of the earthquake in afghanistan and pakistan, as rescuers rush to get to those in need. israeli forces fire tear gas at palestinians protesters marking a day of