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election victory for turkey's ruling par. president erdogan tells the world to respect the people's vote for stability. ♪ ♪ hello, women welcome to al jazeera think i am martin dennis at headquarters in doha. also to come. russian investigators say the plane that crash ed in egypt broke up in midair as the bodies of the dead arrive home. south korea and japan agree to speed up talks about the korean women who were forced in to prostitution for japanese
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soldiers. and find out how one of the world's most beautiful spots the delta in botswana could be in danger. ♪ ♪ but first, the turkish president erdogan says the whole world should respect the result of sunday's general election. the rule actual k party reached nearly 50% of the vote refeigning its parliamentary majority. president erdogan says the people have voted for a stable turkey. >> translator: the national wilman fested itself on november the 1st. after the short-term development the national will decided that there is no way out other than choosing stability. they decided in favor of that bit. i hope this outcome will be good for our people and country. >> let's have a look at how the
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votes have been spread between the various parties, the ruling a.k. party security 49.4 percent of the majority for a jeter of 316 seats. the main opposition c.h.p. won about 25% of the vote or 134 seats. the nationalist pointer 11.9%, strands lading to 40 -- 41 seats. and the pro curb dish h.d.p. party 10.5% under turkey's election rules that's just enough to seep seats in parliament. it gets 59. omar al saleh is live for us now in istanbul. and omar what, do we think then is behind this surge of support for the government? >> reporter: i think there are a number of reasons it's clear that the majority of voters opt today stability and security.
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that's the a.k. party's line saying that they only want that guarantee providing security and stability if they vote for them. now, when we also analyzed the numbers, the a.k. party got around 4 million votes more than june elections. and i think they managed to take that vote -- about a million perhaps votes from the nationalist party and they also reached out to the conservatives perhaps in the kurdish areas and want tell back. now, when you look at the results that took place in june, the a.k. party lost its majority and i think the change in tactics that they followed both internally and also playing on the security fear of the people made the voters reach out to them because when you look at the wider picture, that we have in the region, there is instability in neighboring countries i think the people here were worried and also when
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you put in mind the violence that overshadowed turkey over the last six months had a big impact on the voters' appetite. >> and do we have any idea then as to how the government will use its regained majority? >> reporter: well, when you look at the -- listen to the speech of the prime minister and of course of the leader of the party, he celebrated the victory but he did strike a conciliatory tone. i said i am now talk to this people of turkey as the prime minister for all, not a leader of a party. very good news and, very good speech, i would say. however, we need to wait and see how they will implement that in practical terms. because i think the opposition parties and many turks and many citizens of this country mistrust the a.k. party and they say it's a return of the single-party rule.
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so we'll have to wait and see what practical terms the prime minister and president erdogan will take to try to end and ease the polarization in this country. >> omar al saleh live in istanbul. the remains of some of that from the plane that crash odd saturday have been returned tomorrow. the bodies brought a morgue in st. petersburg where the identification process will now begin. russia says the plane broke up in midair over egypt's sinai peninsula. all 224 passengers and crew were killed. here is our correspondenter sharp in st. pete, bigger. >> reporter: crash investigators at the scene have been recovery bodies following the crash on saturday. and overnight an aircraft from cairo brought back 144 of the victims. now, they will be taken from the airport here to a special purpose-built mortuary north of
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the city where they will be matched with d.n.a. samples that were taken from their families. and that should result in positive identification of the bodies. meanwhile, the investigation in to the crash goes on, but it's going to be sometime. possibly months before they come one anything definitive. what we do know, is that this aircraft broke up at very high altitude, possibly around 30,000 feet from some catastrophic effect, and the whole area of debris stretches over 20 square kilometers and they are still searching that at the moment. a palestinian teenager has been shot dead by the israeli army in the occupied west bank. >> reporter: police say two palestinians were approached by israel he soldiers at a checkpoint. one of the mena ledge italy tried to stab a soldier, he was shot and killed. the second palestinian was arrested. 72 palestinians and 9 israelis
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have been killed since the outbreak of violence at the beginning of october. syrian activists say government helicopter have his dropped barrel bomb on his civilians in the western outskirts of the capital damascus, the attack reportedly happened in a suburb. al jazeera can't independently verify the video. two people have been killed in yemen as a cyclone hit the remote a land. more than 100 homes were destroyed. thousands of people have been evacuated from areas along the coast. weather forecasters expect the cyclone to make landfall later on tuesday bringing strong winds and heavy rainfall. the leaders of south korea and japan have agreed to speed up talks on the so-called comfort women. south korea has insisted japan competent women who were forced in in to japan also military brothels before end curing the
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second world war. harry fawcett reports. >> reporter: this relationship has been in a deep freeze since these leaders took offers. the handshake and smiles hardly brimmed with warmth but this moment might represent the start of the thought. south korea's president talked for the need of sin tear at this in order to heal painful history. prime minister abe spoke of future oriented relations. south korea first wants japan's prime minister to address the past. in particular the sexual enslavement of women before and during world war ii. and competent the defendalling number of elderly survivors of the so called comfort women system. perhaps the bare minimum was agreed, a promise to speed up talks on the issue. >> translator: in order to build a forward-looking relationship, we should not leave obstacles for the future generations over the cam fort women issue. >> reporter: south korean officials have been pressing for sincere language from prime
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minister abe on the comfort woman issue his stance on japan's history and his policy of loosening restriction on his japan's president-day military were major factors in press park's earlier refusal to meet him. now at last, that impasse has been broken. i few will be happier about than that the united states keen for tokyo and seoul to move beyond their givens the u.s. defense secretary ashton carter in seoul for annual military talks welcomed the move talking of the importance of washington's trilateral relationship with its two essential regional allies. but there is still plenty of repair work needed. president park pointedly didn't offer japan's prime minister lunch before his flight home. he equally pointedly took his entourage to a traditional korean restaurant. harry fawcett, al jazeera, seoul. we have a lot more to come here at al jazeera. including more refugees arrival on european shores but they are not all in boats. we find out how some countries are coping with the crisis.
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plus. find out how indonesia's paper industry is being blame today the toxic haze affecting 10s of millions of people in the region. ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ held going. let's have a look at the top stories here at al jazeera. the turkish president erdogan says the whole world should respect the result of sunday's general election. his a.k. party won nearly 50% of the vote. and can now form a majority government. the remains of some of those killed in a russian airline
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crash in egypt have been returned to st. pete your honor berg. the identification will now begin. russia says the plane broke up in midair over the sinai peninsula on saturday. all 224 passengers and crew were killed. the leaders of south korea and japan have agreed to speed up talks on so called comfort women. south korea has insisted japan competent women who were forced in to japan's military brothels. the two leaders are meeting for first time since taking office. now, 60 refugees including children have drowned trying to get to the greek islands in the past four days. thousands of people are continue to go cross the aegean sea to try to reach europe. despite measures to stop them. gerald tan reports. >> reporter: biting wind and choppy waters as the european winter sets in. these boats almost didn't make it. after a perilous journey across
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the aegean sark the refugees aboard arrive on the greek island of lesbos. >> there were three boats coming, they were already very low in the water. i guess they were sinking and they were getting in by a fishing boat in the harbor. >> reporter: nearby along the shore crews remove several bodies that washed up overnight. the grim are you are reminders of exactly what's at stake for those trying to escape the conflict at home. europe is struggling to cope with this refugees crisis, many hope to reach germany which is open its doors to them. >> i have many friends went there, there are some relatives there also went there, and they always tell us there are good people, good services,. >> reporter: to get there, they have to pass through several eastern european countries. croatia wants to speed up the process of registering those crossing its border.
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the government is set to unveil a new winter camp this week. >> this is a place which is now totally fit with everything that we need from showers, tends, heated tends, containers for vulnerable groups and they are not expecting problems in this position. capacity is 5,000 people in one moment. >> reporter: from croatia these people will likely go north for slovenia and then austria before reaching germany. at each stop they face difficulties. the problem is numbers. for the refugees it's did doing whatever it takes to for a chance eight new life. gerald tan, al jazeera. climate change is top of the french president's agenda as he
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visits china the world's biggest polluter. the negotiations could be crucial to his effort to get a global climate deal at a u.s. sum knit paris. rob mcbride reports. >> reporter: with low opinion ratings back home, what francois hollande achieves in china could go a long way in securin securis political survival or at least these legacy as a climate hero. he's trying to get china's efforts i'veed at limiting global warm and china's support crucial. >> translator: france really values his climate summit and considers it a diplomatic goal. china shares the same goal and is making a biggest to reduce he mentioned but of course thine uh-huhs a lot of difficulties. >> reporter: ho hand's visit comes after a spate of uncharacteristically blue sky days in beijing way as winter sets in and heating increases demand on coal-fired power
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stations residents know it's only a short time until smog returns, at the world's biggest producer of carbon dioxide, china's he mix emissions are te those of the united states which is the second highest producer. reducing dependence on cheap dirty coal have turned a corner for china. >> the good news is the coal used in china has seen decline in last year for the first time in a sen tire i. ani -- century and it's still continuing and as a result carbon emissions stalled last year. >> reporter: while china might have some way to go to build eights green energy credentials its reputation as an environmental villain is change. hollande and his climate conference may find a friend in china. rob mcbride, al jazeera, beijing. the political analyst david says getting a binding deal
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won't be ease. >> i china has already made many pledge about his what at any point to do for the environment. it needs to do it knows it needs do. the quality of life issues very important now. but i think where they negotiations may founder is whether if will be a binding agreement that is actually tested every few years that's rely binding or more of a statement of intent and also there are the issues of who pays for this. china i think believes that the g7 countries being the developed nations have had a century of growing dirty. whereas it's only had a few decades to actually spirits a economic growth. there are really only three major trade in other words world these days. there is the united states, there is china and there is europe. so china is already a huge partner for the e.u. i think there is a billion euro in trade per day going back and forth. but, of course, the e.u. is made up of various nations and there is competition there. and then there is competition between europe and the u.s. so france doesn't want merkel or
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the u.k. to get deals that it doesn't get. and the europe in general doesn't want the u.s. to be the major partner of china. so there is a lot of jockeying back and forth there. now, fires in indonesia are continue to go cause haze across southeast asia. not only is this harming the environment, but it's also affecting people's health. the burning of millions of hectares of land has been described as a climate disaster. so far 15 people have died. and hundreds of thousands have become ill. police are investigating big companies for their role in causing the fires. step vaessen has this exclusive report from south sumatra. >> reporter: this is the epicenter of indonesia's fire disaster. thousands of hectares used to make paper are on fire. an inferno contributing heavily to the toxic haze affecting 10s of millions of people in indonesia and neighboring countries. asia pulp and paper is one of
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the world's large of the producers of paper and packing. the company's officials took al jazeera, clues i feel on a helicopter ride to their worst hit plantation. a lack of visibility makes clear how effort to his control the fires are being hampered. the company says the blaze started outside of its supplier plantations. >> roughly around 90% of the fires in our suppliers concessions coming from outside. yes, there are fires coming from inside as well, a lot of them that we have investigated so far are people coming in to the conservation areas, huntersing gatherers or people that just went past. i mean with -- >> reporter: isn't that -- it sounds so easy to me blaming other people. >> i am not blaming other people. we have a responsibility to make sure that the areas of our suppliers is actually protected. >> reporter: this appears to have failed. the company blames extreme drought conditions because of the el nino weather system and strong winds for causing the
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fires to spread rapidly. supermarkets in nearby singapore of boycotting products made by asia pulp and paper blaming the company for the fires which are also affecting city state. three years ago the company announced it would stop converting natural forest in to plantations. asia pulp and paper has been scrutinize today many years over its widespread deforestation now it's been criticize today its huge role contributing to this haze. despite government promises to bring those involved to justice, this company is not being investigated. the government says it wants to focus on fire fighting efforts before taking legal steps against anyone found responsible for starting the fire. >> i think police investigate very much the detail. we don't want to hurry to do this. we like to do it very stea steay here. >> reporter: people are worried that he with ill get away with it. they will get off the hook. >> i don't think so.
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we will solve this problem i promise you, you see the impact of this is really huge, you no, 43 million people of indonesia in the particular area are affected by this. >> reporter: the minister says slash and burn practices which involves burning down existing vegetation before planting new ones will be banned. the government also says it will take back hundreds of thousands of hectares of converting land from plantation companies and restore it. and as the fire continues to burn, asia pulp and paper says they can only be stopped when the rainy seasons starts in three to four weeks. step vaessen, al jazeera, south sumatra, indonesia. a new nas study says antarctic isn't losing ice mass after all. the new report says snow accumulation that began on the continent 10,000 years ago outweighed the losses. this challenges a u.n. climate
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change study of 2013. the new research suggested antarctica is not currently contributing to rising sea levels. the nepal, police are using batons and tear gas to clear protesters from a bridge near its main border crossing with india. the demonstrators from the ethnic minority community have been camping out. they are angry about nepal's new constitution which they say ignores their demands for a separate state. meanwhile, hundreds of indian trucks strand ed in nepal for over two months due to the blockades at the boarder were finally able to pass. the australian prime minister malcolm turnbull has scrapped the national honor system of knights and cames. the former prime minister tony abbott was a staunch monarchist and reintroduced the roles in 2014 but mr. turnbull says the honors are out dated. >> it is a long way from being the most important issue in
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australia today the but it is a change as you know removing knights and cames from the australian honor system was a decision the cabinet has taken her majesty has agreed amend the rules of the order of australia. and the -- this he nexts modern all actual knights and cames are title that go really anachronistic, out of date and not appropriate in 2015 in australia. nignigeria is trying to lane new national identity data bates for the 40 time. three previous attempts failed. the government says the change will help it improve services but as our correspondent reports, critics say it's a waste of money. >> reporter: nigerians are filling out application forms to have their names included in a new national identity database. they also get an identity card. it's an attempt by the government to collect data for planning and to improve public services and security.
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he is applying. after filling out the form he has to have his bio met biometc details taken. >> we all need to do this. [ inaudible ] and [ inaudible ] if you want to banking, and it help us in our job, to secure a job. >> reporter: the problem was launched in august of last year, but only seven mill i don't remember people's names or the database so far, that's less than 5% of the population of 170 million. the government says a lack of internet in rural areas, poor power supply and a lack of money have been fax doors but in january a law will come in it place making it difficult to get seven services without a national number. known as a niche number. >> you can't open a bank account without an n.i. number, you can't do certain transactions in lands without an n.i. number. you cannot deal in pensions, you cannot deal in insurance
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policies being yopolicies, you x matters. and you cannot obtain a driver's license or your electric passport. >> reporter: since the 1970s there have been three attempts to produce a national identity database and biometric identity card. hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent and there are over 20 government agencies already collecting biometric data. >> it's a waste of money. i think that ideally if you are to have a national data collation system it should have a -- it should serve a varietyist purpose including being able to ex-tract voter registration card from it. including being able to provide a database of drops' license. >> reporter: civil society and human rights organizations say there is a lack of government transparently about how people amounts personal data will be used. back at the application center,
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he, like many who shopped to apply, will get his card in about three months, the hope is that the database and identity card will provide improved services the government is promising. now, botswana's delta was recently chosen as a united nations 1,000th heritage site. the government says it's all it can to protect it think, it's identifiesing a league real threat from northwest botswana we have a report. >> reporter: water and lush vegetation stretch in to the distance for hundreds of heck tars. the delta is one of the most bio diverse marshland in the world. it gain the statistics an international heritage site last year. >> the whole listing of the delta has been a wonderful opportunity to preserve and protect the delta and the community that his live in it. it gives us a huge opportunity to boost our tourism. a huge opportunity to showcase
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the country. >> reporter: but the delta's natural beauty is threatened by mineral mining. >> there are two or three mines on the delta. but there is a lot of interest to do mining in the delta. as a result that have you'll find that there are a lot of companies exploring for minerals. >> reporter: the government says existing prospecting licenses won't be renewed. >> as long as i am in this ministry there will be no mining there. also with the regulations there is no mining. that is note an option. secondly, it means that that jewel in our country, will always remain a jewel. and it will always be something that is sustainable for the communities that live in and around it. >> reporter: still communities here find it difficult to make a living with subsistence upping banned they rely on the tourist trade and farming. >> there is a lot of human rights conflicts, natural resource conflict, a lot of
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communities, live stock farmers, [ inaudible ] in the delta. at the same time, you have the wildlife tourism industry. there is a lot of [ inaudible ], a lot of [ inaudible ] in here, all these are thefts to the delta. >> reporter: ironically a massive attraction for tourists could damage the environment. botts won a is home to 1/3 of africa's elephant population and 60% of them can be found here in the delta. the elephant population is twice the size it should be creating a management headache. environmental experts say the effects of climate change are also being seen with water levels lower than normal creating yet another challenge in a delicate balancing act. al jazeera, delta botswana. the kansas city royals have end aid three-decade wait for win baseball's biggest prize. they beat the new york mounts 7-2 to wrap up the world series. kansas city were trailing for much of game five but five runs
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in, the 12th inning saw the royals secure their first championship since 1985. find out more about all of the day's news and a lot of background and a lot of the analysis and a lot of comment as well on the al jazeera website >> every year in america over 11 thousand babies die on the day that they're born. most are just born too early. their vital organs, heart and lungs still unformed. even those who survive beyond 24 hours often die before their first birthday. but if the baby is african american, they are more than twice as likely to die. fault lines travelto