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>> no survivors. relatives warn 224 killed in a russian jetliner that is crashed in egypt. close to the site rescuers recover the dead as investigators try to find what caused the tragedy. >> 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. >> politicians make a final
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pitch to voters in turkey. many fear it will lead to instability and a trend lighting up nigeria's fashion shows. >> we begin in egypt where a russian airliner crashed killing everyone on board. it was carrying 224 passengers and crew. including 17 children. there's no word on what caused the clash, one of the plane's black boxes has been recovered. countries around the world are expressing condolences. vladimir putin declared a day of mourning. here is what we know about what happened so far. the plane took off early saturday morning from the egyptian red sea resort of sharm el sheikh. the russian based jet was on its way to st. petersburg and
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vanished a little over 20 meters taking off. wreckage has been found. rory challands reports from moscow. separate relatives arrived at the airport hoping for good news much reports of fivers were discounted. the -- survivors were discounted. >> translation: they told us the landing will be at 11:40. my child called me, he was on holiday, my son, his wife and daughter. their daughter is 10 months old. >> i'm waiting for the person i love. we spoke through the internet. i checked the radar. everything seemed to be find. 11:30 i came here, when i came i can't find the flight on the scene. >> the airbus was operated by
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the russian airline metro jet. it was flying to st. petersburg from the red sea resort. >> 20 meters after takeoff it descended from radar. the pilots reported technical problems and were frying to reach the -- trying to reach the nearest airport. egypt's controls were struggling to contain the situation. >> translation: we have not started an investigation. the airline was carrying 217 on board in addition to the crew of 17 people. the prime minister will go to the crash site. >> russia's investigative committee opened a criminal case to see if metro jet is to blame. it's a question for the investigators. sunday will be a day of mourning. flags fly in half mast and
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cultural institutions have been told to cancel entertainment programs. >> more from rory challands. there'd been confusion over the recovery of one of the black boxes, what is the latest you are hearing about that? >> that's right, one of the features is a stream of sometimes confused and conflicting information coming from the egyptian and russian authorities. it started at the beginning of the day with the egyptians saying it had passed through to turkish air space. that is watt not true. later we heard that the black boxes were found. the russians took up that the
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russian didn't believe they were found. now, they have been found. what the russians want, when the other one is found, is that for both of them to be sent to russia, so the investigation can be completed on russian territory rather than egyptian territory. >> what do we no about operations into the crash and search and rescue? >> vladimir putin and the egyptian president abdul fatah al-sisi had a conversation on the phone, and the egyptian president said the teams could have as much time and space. and we know that investigations. we know that the transport agency is on the plane at the
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moment to egypt, so they can take part in the investigations on the ground. it's worth saying here that there is still some uncertainty about what caused the crash. the initial feeling is that it was some sort of technical fault on the plane. but other airlines decided they don't want to take the risk at the moment. air france and lufthansa, two major airlines decided not to fly over the sinai peninsula until it is more clear what brought the plane down. there is an investigation at the moment, as i mentioned, going on, that will be undertaken by the russian teams when they get to egypt. there is a criminal investigation, two criminal investigations, in fact, launched by the russian investigative committee here in russia itself, into the airline to try to work out whether there were any flaws or criminal
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activity on behalf of the airline that may have contributed to the crash. >> thank you rory challands from the russian capital moscow israeli forces shot dead a palestinian teenager and say the 17-year-old.carried out a tabbing i talk. 79 palestinians and nine israelis have been killed. five other palestinian teenagers had been buried in hebron. the bodies handed over on friday after intervention by mahmoud abbas, and international groups. the dead were between the ages of 15 and 18. earlier this month the government decided to retain the bodies of palestinians accused of attacks. there has been clashes on the streets after the funerals took place. men have been throwing rocks
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towards forces, who responded with tear gas. they have this update from hebron. >> this is the place where the bodies of five palestinian teenagers were buried. it is the cemetery housing the graves of people killed in the conflict. israel says that all five teenagers buried on saturday were involved in attempted or actual attacks on israelis, local eyewitnesss disputed that and in one case the 17-year-old, her family and eyewitnesss posed no threat. passing through the checkpoints, raising her hands to show she wasn't carrying a weapon when shot dead. the disputed narratives - it's
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something that is fuelling anger in the occupied west bank. there are many palestinian families waiting for the bodies of their loved ones to be returned. israel is holding the bodies of some two dozen palestinians killed this month in the voirls. -- in the violence. half of those come from hebron, there's a lot of anger and resentment likely to fuel further violence and clashes in the days and weeks to come. >> turkey's political parties have been holding a rally ahead of sunday's general election. it's almost five months since the prime minister climbed electoral victory. june's vote was hardly a success for the a.k. party, which has been unable to form a mainly juniority government. >> reporter: election campaign
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posters are displayed on the streets of turkey so often they may as well be a permanent fixture. the turks on sunday vote. these are the most crucial. at the forefront is this man, the interim prime minister. after taking over from recep tayyip erdogan as the a.k. party leader, he failed to lead the akp to a single party government. opposition parties, the leftist c.h.p. and m.h.p. refuse to join a coalition government, resulting in a hung parliament and early elections called. political instability became worse after attacks. a spark unleashing kurdish attacks inside turkey, with the
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government responding. less than a month before polling date. hundreds were killed. the rally was organized and called for talks between the government and the p.k.k. it seems the akp and leadership learnt lessons, there has been an attempt to connect with people on the ground. i am sure this time our people will work for the contain use of political study, and it can be achieved by the abbing party, i'm confident that we'll have a one party majority government. >> reporter: you talk about political stability, but one thing that brought about instability is the p.k.k.
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they succeeded in sabotaging it to get people to vote. >> the defendants, until 20 july, when d.a.e.s.h. killed 32 students, the same day p.k.k. killed a soldiers. after two days they killed two policeman when they were leaping in their home. this was end of not the process, but not to have conflict. will you have a peace process. we didn't leave this process, solution process. >> sunday evening after the results are announced, the leadership addresses supporters from this balcony. last june it was a mix of shock and resilience. this time around they'll help to
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the situation is really, really dire. some lost their source of livelihood. some had a lot of psycho social problems that needs proper attention. otherwise they compound the problem. as for kamara she hopes treatment will improve her hindsight. the loss of a loved one, a challenge thousands of survivors have to deal with austria's chancellor said it was upsurveyor for greece to
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operate. thousands tried to climb over fences. >> north korea criticized joint military exercises between south korea and the united states for inciting confrontation. crew members took part in the drills. the u.s. carrier ronald regan was involved off the east coast. south korea is hosting leaders from japan and china, saying that boosting economic and diplomatic tying. it will be the first meeting in three years. questions remain whether they can resolve disputes. harry fawcett has more from seoul. >> reporter: every week they gather outside the japanese embassy in seoul. supporters of the comfort women,
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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 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. so 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.
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it has tens of thousands of troops in japan and south korea, and is desperate for the two north asian allies. 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 alongside a south korean girl. 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
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monday. whether it leads to improvement in relations that washington wants is another matter entirely. at least 17 construction workers have been killed after there was a collapse. it was a 2-sore yes residential building. there was reports of a structural renovation. rescuers pulled 23 injured 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. we have more from the outskirts. this was supposed to be a bill rally by the ruling party. just a few hundred turned up.
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many of the candidates are ex military, and the party viewed as loyal to the junta, which 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. the ruling military backed party easily won the election in 2010. they were criticized by the community, and didn't have to face the main opposition party, which boycotted the election. the nld is tipped to win.
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it's led by aung san suy kyi. it's fuelling more than 1 thouz candidates matching in strength, and took part in an election 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 military will be a force. and the constitution guarantees it 25% of seats in parliament and effective veto power. the generals will have a say in how myanmar moves forwards. a mexican ombudsman is calling for a mass investigation into the number of murdered journalists in the country. the committee to protect journalists says they ranked 7th. with the most murdered journalists in 1992. the group says 32 journalists
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have been killed since the early '90s. there was a high profile case in july this year. the indian government opened schools in rural education among tribal communities, getting challenge is a challenge. >> reporter: like all schools across the country a prayer starts the day. but a closer look at the picturesque setting will tell you that this is not an ordinary school. the youngest tribal school opens three months ago and the future is in question. the government has to do a lot more. the government says it's a technicality, but we can't pay
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bills and expenses. we are doing our best to carry out daily activity. >> it's been a tough task from the start. the building had been empty for more than 10 years. most of the furniture, equipment and school supplies had been donated. it's recently been connected to mains electricity and running water. >> we are able to put all the infrastructure deficiencies, and now we have to motivate people and students. >> reporter: about 50 children are enrolled but attendance variation daily. many children come from nomadic tribes. giving them education is not a priority for most of their parents. getting them fed is. these meals are an incentive to send them to school. here they get three meals a day. a luxury for their families. many struggle to survive in the face of encroaching development. there are 6,000 tribal members in the area. for most, this is the first generation to get a formal
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education. >> i really like going to school. i want to study a lot. later i want to get a job. >> the local government says they plan more facilities, higher education, and the permanent school building. many are skeptical it will happen in time for the children to complete their education. now to catch up to speed now, people are getting ready for fashion week in nigeria. some skinners are using the -- designers are using it to get people to buy and invest in traditional methods. >> mackey o is preparing for fashion week. the designer is using the name and title of the indigo coloured
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dye. it's done by hand, and comes from south-western nigeria, and is practised for hundreds of year, he 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: she 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. they are balled in a natural
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solution, and the dye is tasted to see if it's ready. it needs 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. they 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 taken they'll depend less on imported cheaper fabric and show off home-made clothes instead.
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