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jewel dozenles of people missing after a boast capsizes near the greek island of less boss. >> john kerry arrives in vienna for an international summit on ending syria's civil war. >> i'm in kenya where these
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cornhusks are being turned into kilowatts of electricity, which are going to the national power grid. >> we begin this news our in china, where the government has abolished its decades old one child policy. the government has said all couples will be allowed to have two children. china is calling it a proactive response to the country's aging population. let's have a look at the impact of china's one-child policy. in 15 years, china will have the oldest population on the plan net with more than 400 million people over the age of 60, burdening health care and social services. the government fears the economy will struggle to maintain growth, especially since china's working age population is drastically shrinking. the united nations projects it
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will lose 67 million workers over the next decade. after altering birth rates, china has create a gender gap with more men than women. chain he in a's health ministry believes the one-child policy has led to 336 million abortions and nearly 200 million sterilizations. joining me from london is an associate fellow at the asia program at chatham house. how did china go from fearing it was going to have too many people, now worrying about too few and the labor pool shrinking and economy shrimping? >> well, playing with populations is never an easy matter. they had a very strict birth control policy really from the 1970's, and the one-child policy was introduced in the 1980's. by then, the population growth
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rates were already flowing considerably and since then, of course, china has developed extraordinarily quickly, its economic development hugely rapid as we all know. that, too, has had a huge bearing on the population increase rates, and the numbers of children that people have. >> given how much china has changed since the one-child policy was first introduced, do you think that most people who can now have two children will want to have two children? >> i think that's an open question. i think the importance of this measure is not so much demographic in terms of encouraging vast new numbers of children to be born, but it is the lifting of a highly restrictive and at times extremely coercive policy, as we have heard. >> how much impact do you think this policy change will actually have on both population change, as well as economic growth? >> well, i mean, it's going to
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be 20 years before it has a significant impact on the working population. even if it does result in a huge increase in the numbers of births, but i don't think it will. i mean, there are underlying demographic trends in china that point to a continued slow rate of population increase. the problems of china's aging and graying population will%, no matter what population policy they lift. >> it almost sounds and tell me if i've misunderstood what you're saying, but almost sounds like it's almost too late at this point for china to do anything to prevent those predictions which they say it will become the first country to become old before it becomes rich. >> they are going to have to manage that problem, and this particular measure, i think is in a sense, i mean it's long
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overdue, because the policy was no longer necessary. the chinese population was shrinking naturally. now, they have this long term consequences of the rapid slow down in population growth in the past and that is china's aging population. that cannot be addressed overnight. >> all right. thanks for your thoughts and nationals on that. >> the greek coast guard is still trying to find 38 people missing from a boat that sank off the island of less boss. overnight it rescue the 242 refugees from syria, iraq and afghanistan, who were trying to cross europe from turkey. thee people are confirmed dead. we have this report. >> for these survivors, life in europe may become reality, but it comes with a high cost. dozens of their fellow passengers may never be found and a further dozen children at the hospital are not yet out of
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danger. three coast guard vessels and two helicopters were still looking for survivors and fishermen joined the search, but anger runs high at the disregard for human life. >> those people, those two and a half thousand people that came yesterday in the island, they are criminals. they just get money to put those people on boats to get to be dead. >> survivors say the boat capsized when it overcrowded upper deck collapsed on to the people below. the smugglers had been taken off the boat and they were left to steer by themselves in 60-kilometer an hour winds. people donated clothes and some put refugees up overnight in their homes. the grim post script of this disaster is likely to be more bodies, not more survivors.
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>> live from lesbos now, how is that operation proceeding now, john? >> we're told it is still on going, although authorities don't seem optimistic about the possibility of finding more survivors. they have now confirmed four more deaths since this morning, so that brings the death toll up, the official death toll to seven and the number of those missing down to 34, and that, of course, number is based on interviews with the survivors on the people who were with them whom they are missing. we do not expect apparently to find more survivors. that's what i'm hearing from aid workers who are here to help the greek authorities. these deep october waters between greece and turkey, they may be narrow, but they are now cold and it is not thought possible that even an adult could have survived that sort of temperature overnight. i'm afraid it's probably no
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longer a rescue operation. >> i know in your report, you mentioned there that the deck collapsed. do we know beyond that what went wrong? is it simply a case of overcrowding or were there other factors involved? >> based on the people i spoke to who survived it, definitely there was a case of overcrowding, very severe. they felt that people were owe open that the boat was several times overfilled above its legal limit, and we are hearing the same from afghan and syrian translators interpreters who worked with the authorities and who also interviewed people last night, so these reports of overcrowding are mtiply crossed referenced and i think that the other thing that is common to all the stories is that the smugglers abandoned their charges midway across
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these straits to my left. they were picked up by another vessel, taken back to the turkish coast and refugees left to steer for themselves and that i think was also a contributing factor. we are now standing on the north shore of lesbos where that boat was aimed when it sank and now in the much calmer weather of thursday afternoon, you can see all of these life vests behind me. they've all been dumped since this morning. there have been dozens of arrives of much smaller rubber dingies, the usual type of craft used in recent years and what we've witnessed this morning is one arrival, a small dingy packed with about 50 people from afghanistan. we are now seeing across the strait another boat approaching. this is going on all day. it is expect to continue. this race of arrivals is overwhelming the greek authorities. they simply can't identify these people and fingerprint them as
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they are supposed to under the new e.u. rules quick enough and now are building new trucks to give them temporary housing. what we are seeing is that the authorities and charities and the aid organizations are allover we wilall overwhelmed. the island of lesbos is an enormous staging area, and it's more or less in a state of emergency all the time. the mayor, the coast guard, chief, the harbor master are always running around to various coasts of the island, trying to help their people deal with this situation. >> another refugee tragedy. thanks so much, john, for bringing us the details of it. >> amnesty international is accusing australia's government of criminal activity by paying people smugglers to turn around boats carrying asylum seekers.
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australia has denied the report, but a parliamentary inquiry was sparked. >> did australia's government pay people smugglers this money for a lawless adventure with evidence of criminal activity? that is what amnesty international says, when in may, the australian military intercepted a boat off australia's north coast. there, says amnesty, $32,000 was handed over by australian officials, who demanded the passengers be taken back to indonesia. the australians provide two boats, fuel and a map for the journey. >> it is really shocking that in a democratic country like australia, that this kind of thing could be happening in the name of the australian public. >> amnesty said this mobile phone footage was shot onboard the boat. its report does back up what al jazeera was told by the boat's captain in june. >> i told the australian man we
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needed money so we could return to our wives and children. he said ok, we'll help you. >> amnesty says what australian officials did amounts to a people smuggling crime under united nations conventions that australia has signed. on thursday, it reacted angrily to the whole report, calling is a slur and a disgrace. >> australian officials operating in accordance with australian law and international obligations. >> what's your reaction to the amnesty international report? >> i reject it. >> politicians do not explicitly deny payments at sea took place. amnesty national is calling for a public inquiry into what australian officials do at sea to stop boats of refugees, but it's unlikely to get one. seek reds about tactics is part of the government strategy. >> the overwhelming aim of australia's government is to
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deter refugees from taking boats to australia. >> the asylum seekers, they are behind the problem attached according to them, and australia is a very wealthy society, and many people probably do not want to share the burden attached. >> the tactics are tougher. they may be criminal, but the boats have stopped coming. for australia's government, the ends justify the means. andrew tomas, al jazeera, sydney. >> still to come, tanzania releasees the results of its general election. we will be live. plus. >> we cannot elect somebody has doesn't know how to do the job. >> u.s. republican hope was try to show they've got what it takes to get all the way to the white house. >> in sport, a pitch perfect performance puts kansas city halfway toward winnings their
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first world series crown in 30 years. >> russia's deputy foreign minister says his country has held talks with the syrian opposition. his comments come as international discussions begin in vienna about the war in syria. u.s. secretary of state john kerry says challenges to end the conflict are nothing less than to chart a course out of hell. we have the latest from vienna. how are things shaping up at the gathering then? >> most of the participants still aren't here. u.s. secretary of state john kerry arrived a few hours ago at the hotel imperial just behind us. it appears as though part of the turkish delegation has arrived. we saw several cars, diplomatic vehicles with turn issue flags on them as they were driving past, as far as we can tell and
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we've got no information to contradict this, the russian have not yet arrived and saudis have not arrived. they are expected later this evening. what's going to happen today we're told a lot of bilateral meetings and really setting the stage for the big meeting, which is going to happen tomorrow is the meeting in which the iranians will be present for the first time that iran has been invited and participated in talks pertaining to syria's future. that's a very big deal, because iran a major power player in the region, also a big deal because you'll have the two primary backers of president bashar al assad and that the turks and saudi arabia as well as other countries, like lebanon, perhaps iraq, the u.a.e. and qatar. trying to bring forth a
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political solution for the crise in syria, but at the same time even as this is going on in vienna, situation on the ground in syria seems to be spiraling more out of control. the humanitarian crise not lessening at all and in fact, we are hearing reports that just today in places close to damascus and in the south of the country in syria are being bombed these last few hours. more impetus to come up with the solution. anytime this has been attempted in the past four years, it hasn't yielded reports on the ground as of yet. >> thanks so much. >> as you just heard, iran will be taking part in those talks alongside the united states. they will include russia, saudi arabia and turkey. we report on the difficulties they face in agreeing to a unified approach. >> this his the town after it was hit by air strike. many streets and thousands of civilians face this every day. they are stuck between
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opposition rebels using rockets and government forces dropping barrel bombs and fighter planes in the sky above them. u.s. turkey, saudi arabia and other gulf states support opposition rebels. they've been fighting the syrian government that's backed by iran, russia and lebanon's hezbollah. the russian government makes little distinction between opposition fighters and isil, it's providing air support to bashar al assad's forces. the u.s. has been demanding president assad step down. it's supporting some rebels that it considers ideologically moderate while conducting airstrikes against isil. it has been calling for safe zones along the turkish border, a position turkey supports. the most important ground support for the assad government comes from iran. the country is providing military and financial assistance. iranian special forces and shia armed group hezbollah are fighting with the syrian
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military. large parts of syria and its economy have been destroyed. hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and millions wounded and additional placed in a conflict now in its fifth year. cautious optimism about the talks in vienna including iran stuart first time has some agreeing that continuing to fight is not the solution for syria. >> the view of our partners in this was that we should test the intentions of the iranians and the russians about their seriousness in arriving at a political solution in syria, which we all prefer. >> iran's stance on syria has not changed. from day one of this conflict imposed on syrian people, we have always said that the solution of the conflict lice in political solution found through negotiations. >> this child crise mother, don't worry, it's just a little
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blood. millions of syrians can only hope there is an end to the bloodshed. >> middle east analysts joins us now from london. good to have you with us. we start with the basic question here. this was billed, this gathering in vienna billed as an opportunity to try and end the conflict, the whole war in syria. will that be the number one item on the agenda or how of a focus will there be on getting the parties to talk about the only thing they seem to have in common, fighting isil? >> well, the ultimate aim is to find a solution to the syrian crisis, but i think this is going to take a very long time to be achieved. it's a very good start that we have iran involved in these talks, but we have to remember that these talks are different from what we saw in geneva last time the international community met to talk about syria.
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back then, the stakeholders almost all of them the that thought that they could win this war. the russians thought it had the upper hand. saudi arabia thought it could overwhelm the regime, so now everybody has realized that the syrian crise cannot be won militarily. this brings a new dynamic to the negotiations, but that still doesn't mean the solution is going to happen anytime soon. >> that was actually my next question. does that mean there is much common ground on the key issue which what happens to bashar al assad, just because they think they a can't win anymore. >> well, the progress that has happened has been the declaration by the united states that bashar al assad's position should not be decided before the negotiations, it should be decided during the negotiations. this is something that had been
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a problem in the past, because saudi arabia and the u.s. used to say we will not enter any agreement unless we are guarantee that had bashar al assad will go before we negotiate anything else. so i think everybody's being a built more pragmatic now, and a bit more realistic. and the common ground of course that they all have remains isis, but i don't think that is the primary motivation for these talks. >> they maybe saying that, but at the same time we are hearing statements from syrian opposition groups saying hey, we are not going to accept any sort of arrangement where bashar al assad stays in power. to what he can tent, is it even clear what sort of presence syrian opposition that at this gathering or what sort of consultation there is with it. >> unfortunately, the syrian opposition does not really have a presence at this meeting. this is the stark reality of the syrian conflict today, that the fate of syria is primarily
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decided by external stakeholders, however, the syrian opposition should have a say, because ultimately, this is about their country, and i think they should be involved in the next stage of the negotiations, but although now they say they will not accept any solution that retains assad in power even for a while, i personally think that iran and russia are ultimately going to use bashar al assad himself as a bargaining chip in the negotiation, and will be ready to sacrifice him if they can guarantee their interests to be maintained through a transitional government in syria. >> all right, thanks so much for your analysis on that. >> results ever come in for the election in tanzania. the president-elect taking 58.4% have the vote, we're told. let's go live now.
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it's a rather controversial election. what has the election commission said at this point. >> it is mag magufuli. some did not sign off on them, saying the results have been doctored, what the electoral commission was announcing was not tallying with physician that they have from the polling stations. the electoral commission has denied this, saying what they've
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been announcing has been signed off by agents from all the major political parties, the opposition has been having crisis meetings all day today and we're going to know what the next move is very soon. >> i don't want to get to you read the crystal ball too much, catherine, but what options do the opposition have to challenge this result further? >> that's what they're discussing. they are telling us that there's no -- >> all right, sorry, we're going to have to leave it there for now. apologize for the sound trouble, perhaps we can talk later about the opposition options. >> shifting gears now, a sawed blocker that won the european's prize for human rights. the prize is awarded to those who have dedicated their lives to such causes.
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he is in a saudi jail sentenced to 10 years and 1,000 lashes for website contents. >> i call on the king to grant mercy and to tree him so that he can accept the prize. >> a standing ovation at the european parliament for the 31-year-old who's on line writings about free speech were met with a jail sentence and public flogging. he was convicted in 2012 for insulting islam after he criticized senior religious figures. following death threats, his wife and three children now live in canada campaigning for his
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release. >> i'm sure he will be happy, because such prizes have an effect on his psychological well being and we hope will impact his legal case. >> he is in a very bad psychological and physical situation. he's been jailed three years from his kids and family. he has been flogged in a public place. he has a 10 year prison sentence, a 10 year travel ban. >> the first of 50 lashes were carried out in january. the remaining 950 have been postponed as his wounds were slow to heal. his wife said the lashings could resume immediately, but he suffers from hypertension, and may not survive. >> stop the flogging! >> there have been protests outside saudi embassies and demonstrations, but little criticism from western government. >> there are people within the
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saudi regime who recognize this is a very bad move, what they're doing to him while he and other political prisoners and hopefully, that may encourage them to push for change. >> the prize is awarded by the european parliament to individuals or organizations for contribution to the fight for human rights and democracy, but despite pleas from the parliament's president and many others, it's unlikely he will be free to receive it in person in december. al jazeera. >> let's get weather with everton now. >> we're seeing nasty weather in central india, big damaging storms. the satellite picture, you see this massive cloud pushing across. that is indicative of very, very strong winds as was the case here. you see, those winds up rooted trees.
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we've seen a fair amount of damage. lifted up here. very heavy rain, as well and some pretty big hail that has caused widespread damage across the area. a lot of crops have suffered as a result of this system, making its way through. the wetter weather is pushing its way further eastward. it is easing down somewhat, so that will certainly help. certainly some heavy showers across the southern areas of bangladesh. you can follow the line of rain down the eastern side of india. you can see how that rain pushes its way out into the arabian sea. that is a tropical cyclone heading toward the arabian peninsula. i think it will be monday to tuesday before it approaches land. it will weaken as it does so, but could bring heavy rain into the far south of the region, more along the oman and yemeni
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borders, it will stay dry in doha. >> thanks so much. still ahead, india invites more than 40 african leaders to talk business and invest in opportunities. nobody else is that strong taste, we don't love it anymore. the situation is just -- >> questioning the status quo. he has sunk his second hole in one in two months. we will have all the details later this hour.
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>> china has abolished its one-child policy, all couples now allowed to children. china calls is a proactive response to the aging population. >> the greek coast guard involved in an ongoing rescue operation. hundreds of people including children were in the sea after an overcrowded boat sank. >> russia's department foreign minister said his country has held talks with the syrian opposition, coming as international discussions begin in vienna about the war in syria. it's the first time iran is represented. >> israeli forces have shot dead two palestinians after separate attacks in hebron and the occupied west bank. the israeli military said that
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in both i wants, the palestinians stabbed israeli soldiers. one service man suffered minor head injuries. we have this update. >> there are conflicting narratives over the shooting dead of a palestinian in the occupied west bank. on thursday, a man in his 20's was shot dead in hebron. it came in the center of town. the israeli army say that he had stabbed a soldier before he was shot dead, where as palestinian witnesses in the city are saying that he had crossed a checkpoint and had actually walked some distance before he was shot at close distance. this is not the first time that we've heard these conflicting narratives, and in many cases, palestinians locally claim that the israeli army or the israeli police have in fact planted weapons in many cases, knives,
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to suggest falsely that there had been a threat to an israeli before the palestinian had been shot dead. on thursday, there were already clashes in hebron 102 testers and the israeli early. hebron is a very tense place at the best of times with a few hundred israeli settlers living among many, many thousands of palestinian residents who have their movements severely restricted. hebron's also somewhere where many families are angry, because the bodies of their loved ones who of died in the latest up surge of violence have not been returned by the israeli authorities. that remains something that's causing a lot of anger on the streets. >> turks go to the polls again on saturday after june's election failed to provide an overall winner. even after a turbulent five months of renewed fighting with kurdish separatists, the outcome
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may not be different. we have this report from istanbul. >> sort second time in five months, turkish politicians out looking for votes, but campaigning this time around is more subdued. possibility parties of canceled their set piece rallies because of security fears. >> the climate is not right to stage rallies. we don't know what sad news will be brought to us. these are not ordinary tanks. >> earlier this month, the worst attack in turkish history killed 102 people, when two suicide bombers attacked a peace rally in the capitol ankara. the political difficulties are so deep in turkey, that the political parties couldn't unit for a period of mourning.
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it was one of three attacks in a violent five months. 37 people died in bombings at public gathers and a ceasefire has broken down between the government and p.k.k. kurdish separatists. more than 300 security personnel have been killed, as well as hundreds of p.k.k. fighters. >> for the first time in 13 years, we see terror and security moving up to be the main issue before the elections. the economy is still important as it was in the last election, but it's not the main issue anymore. >> despite everything that's happened, the latest polls suggest the results could be broadly similar to june's election, which means coalition government looks in evident i'll. there are perhaps less than 5% have the voters who are undecided. it seems the poll advertises are just going through the motions.
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>> turkey looks like an increasingly polarized country. the only thing turks seem to be able to agree on is that they've never been more divided. al jazeera, istanbul. >> the u.s. house of representatives will sit on thursday to vote on who will be the next speaker of the house. republican paul ryan is tipped to take the coveted spot. last month, john boehner abruptly announced his resignation from the position. >> wednesday night, republicans were focused on the u.s. economy as presidential candidates met for a third debate. at times, the exchanges about him ill tempered. we report from boulder, colorado. >> it was a night when frustrations boiled to the surface. >> folks, we've got to wake up. we cannot elect somebody that doesn't know how to do the job. you've got to pick somebody that has experience, the know how, the discipline. >> this is a tight battle where campaigns haven't gone as
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planned and some tray to move ahead by attacking others. >> when you signed up, this is a six year term and you should be showing up to work. the senate, what is it like a french work week, you get three days to show up. >> someone has convinced you that attacking me is going to help you. my campaign is going to be about the future of america, not about attacking anyone else on the stage. i will continue to have tremendous admiration and respect for gone bush. >> there was anger at the way the debate was being conducted. >> this is not a cage match and you look at the questions, donald trump, are you a comic book villain, ben carson, can you do math, john kasich, will you insult two people over here. jeb bush, why have your numbers fallen. how about talking about the substantive issues people care about. >> for all the demand for greater substance, that was the key significant moment. jeb bush struggled to impose
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himself, and donald trump was subdued, where rubio made impact. >> the came painers tried to put a gloss on candidate's performance. there is very little that can be said in here that changes what that is in there. >> these performances was a big impact, a way of seeing what policies work and who did well enough to stay in the race. al jazeera, at the republican presidential debate in colorado. >> african leaders from 54 countries have begun gathering for india's largest ever african foreign summit. the meeting is about effort to boost trade and invest. india and china are the world says fastest growing economies. india needs natural resources that africa has in abundance, oil, gas, gold and other precious metals. it needs africa's vast and lucrative market to sell what it
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makes. trade has doubled since $35 billion in 2008 to more than $70 billion so far this year. there's been a controversy over the participates of sudanese president who is wanted by the international criminal court for alleged war crimes. the i.c.c. is asking new delhi to arrest him. we have prosecutor from the capital. >> this is all about the kinds of things that india wants from rich nations across the african continent and kinds of things that africa's emerging economy need from an asian economic powerhouse like india. on the one hand, nations like nigeria, sudan have the energy resources like oil that india needs to continue along a path of high economic growth. on the other hand, india has expertise and human resource that is emerging nations desperately need, health care, technology. india has been building these for many, many years, however,
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india is approaching the african continent in a different way compared to its competitor, china. while china has focused on public worse, big infrastructure projects, india is looking to play a more comasty believe role, focusing attention on things like the education sector, on providing the pharmaceutical that is african nations need and health care sectors open up across the continent. this is a mutually beneficial relationship, one india is keen to grow given the global economic climate and one that many african nations are also looking to encourage. >> united nation has accused north korea of sending citizens abroad to work at slave laborers. the government was found to be earning up to $2.3 billion from the trade. more than 50,000 north korea workers are employed in foreign countries, mainly in the mining, logging and construction
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industries. south korea's highest court has jailed the head of a ferry operator or seven years. more than 300 people died, most of them teenagers when the seawall sink last year. the conviction was upheld on charges including manslaughter. judges say he failed to store cargo properly which led to texas. >> japanese police dragged away protestors trying to stop work on a contentious u.s. air base. elderly men and women attempted to block roads leading to the site. the air base is being expanded to accommodate marines being relocate from another place. bloody battles took place there near the end of world war ii. >> the first bio gas power plant in africa to provide electricity to a grid has come on line in kenya. the $6.5 million plant will
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consume tons of organic waste sourced from a neighboring farm. al jazeera's malcolm webb explains. >> he and his family never had electricity before, but the costs in kenya recently came down so it finally pace to get power. everyone is excited. >> i am very happy. i have waited for so long. before, i just couldn't afford it. >> it's among a steadily growing number which how else holds connecting to electricity. the growing demand for energy is being met by varying sources. just across town, there's a new one. these cornhusks and broccoli leaves from a nearby farm are feeding a bio gas power plant. it is the first to put electricity into a national grid. >> the farm waste is mixed with water and because at her i can't which comes from the insides of
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cow's stomach bought from a local slaughterhouse. it makes quite a smell. it is pumped into the digestor. that contains the gas collected there and pumped to a power station just over here. meanwhile, the liquid and solid waste goes into this tank, where it's turned into compost and taken back to the farms and used as fertilizer. >> the farms use about half of the electric tyrone 80 here, too and brick shares in the power station. they hope in six years they can make back the plant cost of nearly $7 million. >> in our case, we are also selling energy from heat recovery. this helps the economics. >> it puts enough bauer into the national grid for about 8,000 homes. it's a tiny part of the electricity that kenya uses.
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three quarters of the population still can't afford it. there's a long way to go, but the family is among the families that can. they're delighted. [ laughter ] malcolm webb, al jazeera, kenya. >> still ahead in sport, japan's gymnasts fumble their way to a piece of history at the world championships.
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>> welcome back. in zimbabwe an art exception called migration hopes to educate people about why people leave. we report from the capital. >> the family has come to see an art exhibition called mike allegation. it's about the problems refugees face all over the world. before coming to africa on holiday, the children helped the school collect food and clothes for refugees. >> there's a war in their country and it's difficult for them to live there, so they have to go and across the oceans to get to other places. >> artists are showing what migration means to them through art. parents want children to know more about the problem. >> it's part of their word. they need to know it's
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happening. we live in london, a global city with people from all over the world there. they're at school with people from these nations. it's really important that they understand. >> other pieces on display show the anguish, confusion, chaos and dep operation people face. it shows thousands crossing the border into south africa looking for work. some crawl under the border fence to escape poverty. many push to get into trucks, ready to smuggle people across borders. >> people ask us why we migrate to other countries when there's no, because we have graduates, but there's no employment. the industry is practically dead. that's how things are. that's what drives you to go out, not that we don't love it. we love our country, but the
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situation is just stagnant. >> this painting called stowaway shows people hiding, hoping they are not caught by border officials. >> it's depressing. yeah. it's so depressing. people are desperate. >> artists hope they sold their stories well. they hope children learn something, too. al jazeera. >> all right, sports fans, richard's here to bring us up to speed with all the supports news. >> it's very exciting, the kansas city royals are halfway to winning their first world series title in three decades after a 14 inning epic in game one against the new york mets, game two was a lot more straightforward. we have this report. >> less than 19 hours after completing the longest opening game in history, the royals and mets were back at kaufman stadium. the fatigue evident as it took until the fourth inning for
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lucas duda to get the first run on the board, it would be the last scoring of the mets for the game as the royals took charge. >> rios scores! it's 3-1. >> four runs secured in the fifth inning alone. >> into right center. in to score is hosmer, over to third is morales and it's 4-1. >> but the batters with johnny cueto, who stole the show. strikeouts in the sixth and then seventh inning on his way to becoming the first pitcher to throw a complete game in the world series since 1991, giving up just two hits along the way. with that with an r.b.i. trim from alcides escobar at the bottom of the eight, kansas city went 7-1 up.
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>> he scores, escobar, they just keep coming. >> fittingly, it was left to cueto to wrap up the game. >> right field, how about cueto? royals up two games to nothing. >> johnny thrives in this environment. he's comfortable in this park, he loves our fans, feeds off their energy. i just felt very, very strongly that he was going to put up a great performance and he did. >> game three is scheduled for new york on friday. al jazeera. >> qatar's foreign minister has defend said his country as hosts of the 2022 world cup in an interview with al jazeera. it comes after suspended fifa president seth blatter claimed the event was supposed to go to the united states in a prearranged deal. >> what do you say to the chairman of the english football association greg dike who thinks we won't see a qatar world cup, that you'll be stripped of it
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after the swiss complete their investigation. >> i want to see his face when we host in 2022. when we won it, we won it because we presented the best ever. we deserve to have a 2022 world cup in qatar in arabic state, the arabic region needs such a tournament for the youth of thear ran region and i think we deserve to have one. >> you can see that full interview with qatar's foreign minister on up front at 19:30g.m.t. on friday. >> the world anti coping agency pledged to increase sanctions against athletes who dope. they've been cohosting a convention with the united nations organization unesco in a bid to tackle the issue. paul reese has more from paris. >> it's been another difficult year for the reputation of sport. in the summer, leaked documents from the iaaf, athletickics
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world govern body suspected widespread use of doping. two days ago, tate smith, the australian kayaker who won gold at london 2012 was banned for two years. the latest battleground is here in paris at headquarters of unesco. at a conference here, governments around the world will show how they're implementing anti doping regulations, such as this year's increase of a ban from two years to four years. in an advisory role, the anti doping authority, we asked their director general what he would say to people who are simply fatigued by what seems like a never-ending struggle. >> i don't think there's a way of getting rid of every rottennal. he in a barrel. you have to accept that in all
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something species of our society, you get people who take short cuts. >> some countries have made dopinging sport a criminal offense. here at this conference is olympic fencing champion. she says criminalization is not the answer. >> you don't kill someone. it's not to only their fault. >> with the prevalence of doping in sport, it may be too much to hope that the rio 2016 olympics next year are completely clean. delegates at least hope they can minimize the number of cheats on the podium. al jazeera, paris. >> manchester united manager said the win over his team in the english world cup, the team was lucky. penalties were needed. wane rooney, michael car rick
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and ashley young all milled spot kicks for united, winning 3-1 on penalties to go through to the quarter finals. >> this is what the final draw looks like: >> now a group of demonstrators has forced events to be postponed at the world indigenous games in brass still. a group of native brazilians disrupted the 100-meter dash at the tournament held. they were protesting land rights for indigenous people within the country. organizers had no choice but to halt the days events. indigenous groups from across the world are currently participating in the games which run until sunday. >> japan's men's gymnastics team
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have won their first world championship crown in 37 years. it was far from a perfect performance by the japanese. they suffered three falls during the final. former world's champion are coming undone on the high bar, but their overall performance ended the dominance of china who had 10 of the last 11 word titles. >> now some golfers may never get a hole in one, but american scott brown now that sunk two in two months. the latest comes at the malaysia classic in kuala lampur. brown won a new sports car as a prize but is six shots behind the first round leader who sits at 10 under. >> that's all the sport for now. back to you. >> impressive shot there. >> incredible. >> a european scientist landed a space craft on the comet to
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study its com significance. they've made a surprising discovery, detecting large amounts of pure oxygen leaking from the comet. oxygen is a pretty common element but is almost always found combined with molecules like in water. it's the first time that pure oxygen has been found on a comet. >> one of the world's dryest places has burst into bloom. a desert in chile is transformed after rare august rain. >> a carpet of color off an arid land. the desert has sprung to life, the most spectacular growth seen in nearly two decades. >> we've not had such large flowering in the past 18 years. in 2010, we had a large flowering, but this year has passed all the previous ones. >> this life comes from tragedy,
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torrential storms devastated northern chile in august because mudslides and rivers were so swollen, they burst their banks. 28 people died. the rains have watered the seeds of more than 200 different exotic plants lying dormant for years. they in turn have attracted birds, insects, lizards, and rodents. for some locals, like ramon cortez, it's an unforgettable experience. >> for us, it was a miracle, because i'd never seen what the grass looks like until now. >> it's fascinating tourists. >> it's unusual, surreal. we've come from having breakfast with the flowers. >> the flowers will eventually die as the intense dry heat soaks up the remaining ground water. until then, the desert is bursting with life. al jazeera. >> we're back in a couple of minutes. see you then.
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