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no survivors, relatives mourn 234 killed and crashed in egypt. >> hello you're watching al jazeera live from london. coming up, palestinians bury the dead after israel returns the bodies of five teenagers killed in the occupied west bank. final pitch. turkish politicians rally supporters on the eve of elections that many fear will not bridge an end to months of instability, and the dye
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clothing trend which is lighting up nigeria's fashion shows. we begin in egypt where an airliner crashed killing everyone on board. there's no word on what caused the crash. one of the black boxes has been recovered. countries around the world are expressing condolences. russian president vladimir putin has declared a day of mourning. >> here is what we know so far. the plane took off from the red sea resort. the airbus a321 belonging to the retro jet is on its way to st. petersburg. it vanished from radar 20 minutes after taking off. wreckage has been found near the
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coastal city. rory challands reports from moscow. desperate relatives arrived at st peters berg airport hoping for good news. early reports of survivors were discounted. the government says there was none. currently an operation center has been set up on the air sport. we decided on an order to work with the relatives, psychological service is working the airbase a321 was operated by metro jet. it was flying to st. petersburg from the red sea resort. 23 minutes after take off, it
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descended from cruising altitude. the pile odds complained of technical problems. as the news broke, egypt's governments gram bleed in a region destabilized by conflict. we have not started an investigation. a specialised team will start one soon. they were carrying 217 on board. the prime minister will go to the crash site. >> russia's investigative committee has opened a criminal case to see if metro jet is to blame. that's a question for the investigators, sunday will be a day of mourning. cultural institutions - tv and radio stations - have been told to cancel entertainment programs. roy is in moscow.
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we understand that vladimir putin spoke to egypt's president. what do we know about that conversation about what was said. >> the russian government and the presidency has been quick to move on the tragedy. there has been a number of different actions they have taken throughout the day, a recent one was a conversation between vladimir putin, the president of russia, and the president of egypt. >> these two men have a good working relationship. they want to make sure they see eye to eye. abdul fatah al-sisi said to vladimir putin that as much time and space and resources would be allowed for the russian investigators who are heading to egypt. as much time as they needed to do the job that they have to do to find out what caused the
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crash. we've heard from the russian prime minister, dmitri medvedev, who said that this was a tragedy. the crew on board the flight could be offered compensation. the families of the crew on board would be offered compensation for their loss. >> reports are that one of the black boxes have been found. what do we know about the search and rescue operations in the sinai. the russians quibbled about how many of these black boxes have been found. they were believing of the reports that they have been. what they said was when they turn up. they want them deferred.
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the first part is it will have to take place in egypt and russia dispatched a number of investigators, including the minister to undertake investigations. there is another investigation, that is domestic, inside russia. it's been set up, an investigation into the company itself, and will establish whether there were impropriet s improprieties, or flaws in their handling. flights. we uds officers have been searched, the main airport in moscow has been searched. >> thank you, live for us in the
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russian capital moscow israeli forces shot dead a palestinian teenager. he was said to have carried out a stabbing attack in jenin. five other palestinian teenagers killed have been buried in hebr hebron. the bodies were handed over friday after intervention from president mahmoud abbas. the israeli decided to retain the bodies of palestinians killed by israelis. there has been clashes in hebron. men have been throwing rocks to israeli forces, who are
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responding with tear gas. we have this update. >> this is the place where five palestinian teenagers were buried. it's the cemetery that houses the graves of people killed in the conflicts since the outbreak of the second intifada. all five were involved in attempted for actual attacks on israelis. local eyewitnesss disputed that. in one case, the 17-year-old and her family and eyewitnesss told al jazeera that she posed no threat. she wasn't carrying a weapon. those disputed narratives, it's something that is fuelling popular anger in the occupied west bank.
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there are a lot of palestinian families waiting for the bodies of their loved ones. israelis holding the bodies of 2 dozen palestinians killed in the violence. around half of those come from hebron. it is clear that there's a lot of anger and resentment in the city. likely to fume clashes. >> turkey's political parties are holding rallies ahead of general elections. five months ago the prime minister claimed electoral victory. the vote was hardly a success for the party. it's unlikely to claim a majority. >> live to istanbul. what has been the final pitch from leaders today? >> i'm having difficulty hearing
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you. let me tell you what is hang here, the election commission declaring the vote is over. and turkey entered an election. as mentioned earlier. i think i heard you saying that all polls indicated that there could be a coalition government. so no one party will be able to win enough votes. if that happens, that's the end of the a.k. party dominance over the government, forming the government since coming into power in 2002. i've been out in the streets. we talk to people. they are a bit worried and nervous. they are not sure what will happen. they have bad experiences. it led to political in stability and economic crisis in this
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country. so the idea of a coalition government is worrying a few people. we have to wait and see if there are more than 54 million voters. and turkey will be one. biggest numbers of voters showing up in elections in this country. we have seen a number of high profile attacks in turkey. how much of an issue with security in this election? >> the attacks that took place in ankara shook the nation. turks are not used to the
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violence. security is tight 30,000 police many secure stations listen to this. more than 380,000 security forces will be deployed across turkey to secure the polls. it's a secure number. it's a worry for the government. the public prosecutor, based in the capital dared the attention of i.s.i.l. was to derail or the government blaming them for that attack. >> thank you very much. there is more to come for you on al jazeera this half hour. life after ebola. we meet a survivor in sierra leone finding the battle to recover is not over yet. >> and now a wall to separate black and whites in a u.s. city has been turned into a symbol of
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welcome back, you are watching al jazeera. a russian passenger plane crashed in egypt killing all 224 passengers and crew on board. israeli forces shot dead a teenager who carried out a stabbing near jenin, and the turkish political party is holding a rally ahead of sunday's presidential election.
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romania's government declared three days of mourn after fire at a night killed 27 people. the overnight blaze was caused by fireworks being let off indoors. 185 people were injured, which is one of the capital's worse in decades. the pat has been visiting victims in hospitals across the city. austria's chancellor said it's impossible and unfair for greece to tackle the refugee chis sis. -- crisis alone. thousands tried to climb fences, they are planning a border. austria and germany showed five points at the shared border sierra leone may be declared ebola free.
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some 5,000 decide. the battle is not over for those that survived. >> reporter: this woman is an ebola survivor, she contracted the disease whilst caring for her mother. her mother died. her health is bad. getting through day-to-day activities is a change. >> everything is heavy. >> reporter: along with the pain she has blurred vision in her left eye. she takes treatment, but had to stop her work. she worries about her children. >> this is a big problem. my kids have to eat. >> sierra leone has 4,000 survivors, and there has been some cases of survivors going partially or completely blind. with few opthalmologists in the country, it's a cause for concern. this director treated about 1,000 survivors, and said there
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are indications that the virus can linger in the country. >> my idea is to help us. with the complications that are arising. >> reporter: medecins sans frontieres, m.s.f., is operating a clinic for ebola survivors. they operate treatment for survivors, and say the stigma can be traumatic. many are shunned by their own families. >> the situation is really, really dire. some have lost their source of livelihood. some have a lot of psychosocial problems that needs proper attention, otherwise it will just compound their problem. as for this woman, she hopes treatment will improve her eyesight. the hardest part is not having her mother around any more. the loss of a loved one, a
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challenge thousands of survivors have to deal with. sya is hosting leaders from japan and china for trilateral talks. it will be the first meeting in over three years. questions remain whether or not they'll overcome disputes on territorial claims and war time history. harry fawcett has more from seoul. >> reporter: every week they gather outside the japanese embassy in seoul. supporters of the comfort women, the last survivors, coercing and tricking tens of thousands of young women into sexual servitude. it's an issue between japan and tokyo was japanese prime minister shinzo abe prepares to peat south korea's prime
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minister for the first face to face talks. >> translation: for 25 years we have been calling for an apology. if shinzo abe has a solution, he can come to south korea, otherwise he can not. >> when the president made a statement, he upset seoul and beijing by upholding previous apologies, but without reiterating them from a personal standpoint. sfor for all the symbolism of the. japan-south korean summit. what chance of issues. >> there'll be a sincere statement from prime minister shinzo abe. probably south korean government will be most satisfied. >> that is the hope from the u.s. side. it has tens of thousands of troops in japan and south korea, and is desperate for the two north asian allies.
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to be bound together. the idea is to act as a counterweight to a rising china. south korea's president park geun-hye chartered her own course, developing ties with china, evidence by a decision to attend a military parade in beijing in september. this week in a coincidence, a comfort women's statue was unveiled in seoul, displacing a young chinese victim. a display that most have a lot in common. on the key historical issues, than either has with japan. this won't all be about history, there are also economic matters to discuss. not the least the prospect of a trade agreement between the nations in the future. the real focus is on the significantly short meeting between president park geun-hye and prime minister shinzo abe on monday. whether it leads to improvement in relations that washington wants is another matter entirely.
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at least 17 construction workers have been killed after there was a collapse. there was reports of a structural renovation. rescuers pulled survivors from the debris. investigators are trying to work out what happened. >> campaigning in full swing for the general election in myanmar on november the 78th. it's a free and fair vote as the country emerges from military rule. edward lowassa has more now, from the outskirts of viktor yanukovych. this was supposed to be a bill rally by the ruling party. many of the canned days are ex military, and the party viewed as loyal to the junta, which
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handed over power in 2011. >> reporter: the military has been involved in building the nation, i, too, are a former colonel. we can have a better future. >> the u.s. dp is a well financed political party able to reach out to the party. >> it's been accused of vote buying. the ruling military-packed party won the election in 2010. they were criticized by the international community, and didn't have to face the main opposition party, which boycotted the election. the nld is tipped to win. fuelling more than 1,000 candidates matching in strength, and took part in an election
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25 years ago and won. but was not allowed to take power. >> people want to see change. the military will not be able to deliver that. people will vote for the opposition. >> no matter who wins. the constitution guarantees 25% of seats in parliament. the generals will have a say in how myanmar moves forward well, on sunday florence louie will report live from yank gong where aung san suy kyi and her party will hold an election rally. tune in for that now, a mexican ombudsman is calling for a mass investigation into the number of murdered journalists in the country. the committee o to protect journalists says they ranked 7th.
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the group says 32 journalists have been killed since the early '90s. >> the threats and harassment are regular features throughout journal. >> particularly journal. >> covering corruption, crime and security. other issues arrive from figures blocking freedom of the expression. in addition, many do not report complaints out of a lack of confidence. >> detroit in michigan experienced racial tensions. many white residents fled to the suburbs. john hendren found a relic at that time that became a symbol of defiance. >> this is the wall of shame. half a mile of solid segregation. when teresa moved as a child. blacks lived on one sid
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>> the purpose of the wall was to separate the white community from the black community. how i feel is how dare you. i don't like it, it's a parts of my history. >> reporter: as detroit expanded a developer wanted to build middle-class housing for whites middle-class housing for whites on the outskirts of the city. the u.s. federal housing authority backed the loan, but insisted on the wall, reasoning separating the races would protect the agency's investment. while those oppressed by the berlin wall tore it down, detroit wall has been allowed to stand. >> this maybe serves to people that want to see the stand. victims who want to see this of how things used to be. >> it's not very intimidating. it was not designed as a physical barrier, it was designed to send a message, and that is keep out. since 1961 gloria johnson lived
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with the symbol. one she says of triumph and hoi hoip. -- triumph and hope. >> the people are here, those they try to oppress are on the other side of the wall, and they are over the city. it shows you that you can't build walls around people and box them in. >> one of the remarkable features stands, tucked away behind a park. the rest a whitewash remnant. >> it's fashion week in nigeria, and some designers are using the event to get consumers to buy and promote textiles. we have more from lagos.
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>> mackey o is preparing for fashion week. the designer is using the name and title of the indigo coloured dye. it's done by hand, and comes from south-western nigeria, and is practised for hundreds of years, and mackey is hoping to make it popular, using it in her new collection. >> more and more designers are looking to her roots and creating her own stories, i'm concerned about the works and the chinese works, and turkish and english. because these fabrics - this is seen as african now. >> reporter: mackeyo has been receiving positive publicity. michelle obama wore the indigo dyed fabric to state dinners at the white house, and an oscar winning actress to hollywood parties. one dress can cost up to $2,000. these dyes are behind the art form. they crush the leaves from the indigo plant into small balls and leave them to dry in the sun.
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the leaves are balled in a natural solution, and the dye is tasted to see if it's ready. the dye textile has to be cleaned several times before it's ready to wear. making one small piece can take more than 10 days. the technique is difficult and takes a long time to compete. diets can't produce enough to satisfy demand, let alone international demand that there might be. fashion week organizers say the use of the fabric by designers shows government action is needed to ensure the art form doesn't die out. and a call for investors to invest in designers using it. >> it's about culture, artisan, craftsmanship. something passed down from generation to generation. it's about job creation, wealth creation, communities, an impact. >> makeo says if the steps are
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taken they'll depend less on imported cheaper fabric and show off home-made clothes instead. for everything we are covering, the address aljazeera.com. aljazeera.com.

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