>> hello there, i'm julie mcdonald. this is the news hour live from london. coming up, no papers, no rights. the u.n. said syrian refugee children face a crisis of statelessness. israel's parliament agrees longer prison sentences for protesters who throw stones. russian media reports say some debris from the plane crash was into the from the plane itself. amazon opens it's own book shop, yes, one of those places
where you buy books in person. >> we'll have all the day's sports including, turning america on to cricket. we'll hear from the master later in the program. >> hello there, a warm welcome to the news hour. the united nations is warning of a crisis of statelessness for syrian refugees in neighboring states. it's refugee evaluation, the unhcr, said that around the world a child is born stateless every ten minutes. the researchers talk to children in seven countries about the experience of growing up without the rights that go with nationality. most statelessness goes with minority groups, discrimination on race, religion or gender is the major cause of statelessness. they're also warning that a growing number of syrian children are at risk of
statelessness because syria's nationality goes through the father, and many refugee children have no father and no birth certificate. we have reports from beirut on the problems fating syrian refugee children from lebanon. >> these children are among the new generation of stateless people. two-year-old mohammed, 24 one-year-old, her cousin malik. they were all born in lebanon. syrians who escaped the war but are now faced with another crisis. >> she said she niece no future for her children. they don't have proper identification papers because she first has to renew her on residency, and she doesn't have the money to do that. >> living in lebanon is very difficult. i can't go out with the children because they have not been registered. we want go back to syria because i have no proof that they're mine. >> for this family and many others like them whatever money they make is spent to survive.
but without i.d.s these children cannot enroll in schools and access to healthcare is hard. >> syrian refugees are able to register their children with the u.n. 37 but the children risk becoming stateless if they don't finish the process, and for some that's a complicated process. parents need proper documentation. some don't have marriage certificates or identification because they entered lebanon illegally. some are too poor to pay for the paperwork, and there are many who are too scared to go to the embassy because they live in controlled areas. >> we know that 60% to 70% of parents who have newborn babies in lebanon have not completed the necessary steps in order to ensure the rights of their child. >> there is more than a million
syrian refugees in lebanon. the u.n. said no other country has taken in the number of refugees in relation to their size. >> my daughter just gave birth to another child. it is difficult to get him papers. we need a sponsor, and to go from one government department to another. >> her grandson is among the tens of thousands of syrian refugees born in lebanon at the age of one, like many others, has a future which is already threatened. al jazeera. beirut. >> and more syrian refugees continue to cross the mediterranean in worsening weather, the red cross will increase its aid to greece. the cost guard has released this footage showing a rescue operation often the island of lesbos. men, women and children were
dragged from the rough seas after their bolt capsized. many have drowned this year attempting to reach greece. the u.n. h's spokesman said that the situation is critical. >> it's shocking. it's probably one of the most under reported human rights issue in our world, but there are hundreds of thousand who is are stateless, who have no identity. they feel like they live nowhere. they have very few rights, and this effects children very dramatically. many of them can't go to school. there are 27 countries in the world that have laws that do not allow women to pass the nationality down to their children. it's particularly dramatic in syria's situation where men are dying, and women are arriving as refugees with no nationality for
their children. so this is a huge problem, and then what we also have are countries that discriminate against minorities and do not allow them to become citizens. we're in the fifth year of this war. winter is coming. people are--you know, worried about where the war is going to shift, whether the violence is going to come to their town. that's why you see so many syrians actually fleeing detectively from syria into europe these days, extremely worried that there is no chance to survive any more in syria, and very little opportunity to have a decent exile in the neighboring countries. one thing that people need to recognize chen they see a boat capsizing full of women, children, families in the mediterranean sea what is behind that is desperation that is u unimaginable. no person would be on those dangerous boats if they could
thrive where they are. we have to prevent all these deaths at sea. there has to be more rescue at seas and more investment in neighboring countries so syrian refugees can have a decent life and don't have to feel compelled to come to europe. we're beefing up our operations all over europe so when they do arrive at least they won't suffer so much long their journey. so much more needs to be done. ultimately the war needs to be stopped that's drive something many people from their homes. >> investigators have begun examining the two black boxes from the russian passenger plane. russian state media suggests that some debris found at the crash site does not belong to the aircraft. meanwhile, imagery detected heat around the jet before it went down. that's according to two u.s. officials. the remains of nine victims in egypt's peninsula have now been identified. the bodies much more victims
have arrived in st. petersburg on tuesday. a third plane is expected later. peter sharp has the latest from st. petersburg. >> well, they have formerly extended the crash site. they're looking at an area of more 30 square kilometers. it's such a long area that they're using drones to seven for more bodies and more debris. they found more debris and wreckage, meanwhile here in st. petersburg the awful task of identifying the dead continues. the families and the relations are taken by car to the crematorium and the mortuary where they'll have their dna matched with the bodies there. it's an appalling task. when you think that there are 224 crew and passengers killed in this disaster, and they've
only formerly identified 10 people, it will be a very long process. meanwhile, putin's press secretary has warned the media against trying to link the disaster with syria's--with russia's operations in syria. he said this is most inappropriate, he said. >> well, former pilot and airline safety commentator. he joins me now from scotland. a very warm welcome to the program. thanks for being with us. can you tell us from what you heard so far what do we actually know about what could have happened? >> well, i think we don't know very much. if we accept the aircraft, that does limit the possibilities we
don't really know very much. >> and we're also hearing that some of the debris that belonged to the plane apparently didn't belong to it at all. the u.s. is saying now and it's confirmed by two u.s. officials that they detected a heat glass. what are those things going to do? >> well, again, it's a principle thing. we never would have thought about the airline being shot down. i guess that is a possibility. i guess it could have been, as people have suspected already, it could have been a bomb. i suppose it could have been a midair collision of some sort, an accident, but you know, there
is very little to go on. >> and terry, when the air accident investigators play their part and do their stuff, should we have a clear idea of what perhaps happened? >> yes, you would normally expect that to be the case. this is quite a messy situation. you know, we've got an rus russian aircraft, an aircraft made in france. we have investigators, i think there are people from airbus there. there are all sorts of nationals who want to have control of a situation like this. it follows the former rules that yes, providing ownership of the data when it's all analyzed. it will make it openly
available. then we'll know quite a lot. >> joining me on skype. thank you very much for joining us with your thoughts. thank you. now russia has distanced itself from syria's president bashar al-assad with reports that members of the opposition have been invited in talks next week. >> we never said that assad has to leave or that he has to stay. we said unconditionbly that the state to do of syria is the key moment in the fight against terrorism as well. if there won't an syrian state, there isn't anyone who would fight against terrorism on the ground. that's a reality. the second point the fate of the president of the country needs to be decided by the syrian people. >> but a spokesman for the opposition supreme military council said it has no plans to meet with russia. >> we are in a state of war with the russians. they are bombarding the position of the free syrian army and all the infrastructure and hotels.
the russians are spreading lies that they're coordinating with groups who claim to be with the free syrian army. they want to manufacture opposition. we cannot coordinate with the russian enemy. if they want to coordinate with the free syrian army they have to stop all operations forever and move to a transitional stage without assad under the sponsorship of the united nations. >> joining me to discuss in further is the share of contemporary middle east studies. always a pleasure to have you on the show, as always. is this a change of attitude from russia? it does seem a bit of a departure? explain. >> first of all, i don't think there has been a shift in russian foreign policy. russian is not committed in principle to assad staying in power forever. i don't think iran is committed to assad staying in power
forever. russia is interested in its own interests. it wants to prevents the western powers from regime change and toppling assad the same way it toppled the leading government in the iraqi government. in many ways the spokes american is really asserting a principle of russian foreign policy. it tells you that there is momentum. there is diplomatic moment. russia is trying to send messages both to rebels opposition and also to the western powers. >> and if that is what is behind the invitation to come to mosc moscow. is it maneuvering or is it a genuine offer? >> russia is trying very hard to help broker peace talks between the government and opposition. this is something that they have been trying to do for a year. it has not succeeded because they're deeply suspicious of
russia. but what russia has to do now is say, look, this is not about assad. this is about the syrian state. this is about the syrian institutions and today, when the statement was made, russia also made another statement. it says that the opposition fighters rebels provided russia with coordinates that allowed it to fight isis or the so-called islamic state. russia is saying, look, we're not just bombing the rebels. we're also walking with the rebels against isis. so it shows that russia is really trying to play a role even though the opposition and rebels don't bye. bye--don't buy. don't buy what they say. >> where does iran fit in the democratic picture? >> i think on the same day the head of the revolutionary guards, the most powerful operatives in iran made a
statement that shows diversions between iran and russia. he send quote end quote, russia is not committed to assad staying in power as much as iran is. and that's true, even though i don't think iran is committed to assad staying in power forever, a statement made a for a days ago. but iran is more committed to assad because assad is seen as a trusted figure. he's a tried figure. they want assad in power because of the relationship between the government of hezbollah. hezbollah is a strategic partner of iran. we're seeing divergence between iran and russia even though the basic goal is the same. prevent the western powers from toppling the assad government. >> thank you very much for joining us with your analysis. >> thanks. >> a lot more to come here on al jazeera, including death and devastation in yemen. as cyclone makes landfall.
employees a sneaky strategy to get around a protester-led fuel blockade. pakistan hit back against england in the third test. they will have all of those details from sport a little bit later. >> the israeli parliament has approved tough new measures to crackdown on stone throwing, raising the minimum prison sentence to three years. lawmakers voted 51-17 in favor of the move. weeks after prime minister benjamin netanyahu declared war on anyone who threw stones at the security forces. parents of the under age opposition, they will be denight benefits whale their children servwhile their children serve
prison terms. there has been an event aggression against the palestinian media. >> well, the israeli human rights groups have described the passage of this law, which has been fast tracked through the israeli parliament as harsh and extremely punitive. those convicted of throwing stones will now face a minimum of three years in jail. and a max sentence of up to 15 years in prison for the offense. it also means that a judge cannot offer a suspended sentence to anyone convicted of stone throwing either. so a prison sentence is exten
extended. children accused the offense while serving presiden prison, their parents will no longer have access to insurance here in israel. >> israeli military spokesperson said the reason for the closure and destroying of broadcasting material and equipment in that radio station was because it was broadcasting what it described as insightment. but if you speak to palestinians on the street they say the reason why they're protest something not because of ensitement. not because they're told to, but bras they're tired of living under israeli occupation, and
they want it to end. >> more than 30 people have been killed in one day of fighting between the saudi-led coalition and rebel groups. the fight something happening in taiz. the saudi forces are carrying out strikes against houthi fighters. officials say that the dead include 21 houthies and eight civilians. the tropical cyclone has hit towards yemen triggering heavy flooding and causing major damage. three people have already died on the island. and authorities are anticipating more loss of life. it made landfall before being downgraded an area where the population of 2 million people at one point on thursday the cyclone was close to a category
5 hurricane with winds up to 250 kilometers an hour. it's hurricane-strength winds were unprecedented. >> the last time there was a tropical storm cyclone in yemen was back in 1960s. >> a weaker tropical depression cyclone hit yemen in 2008. that storm killed 280 people and left damage behind. this is much stronger. coastal areas are flooded, and forecasters are expecting floodwaters to cause mudslides. >> that's a few years of rain falling in a day or two. >> the area has been under the control of al-qaeda since
april. >> it is no long arrest cyclone. it has weakened and is dissipating as it heads towards sanaa, controlled by houthi rebels. some are afraid that al-qaeda and houthies are not equipped to hand this will nationa natural disaster. there is concern in yemen even as the storm loses its strength after making landfall. al jazeera. >> the french president is in china seeking support for a global climate deal in an up coming summit in paris. the leaders have stressed they recognize their global responsibility to change the climate change.
well, the french president says he wants to deal with china before the climate talks later this month. >> it will equally decide the quality of life and even life. we would like president xi jinping and myself to be able to make a declaration ahead of the up coming paris summit. this would commit both our countries to a deal but we'll also see the foundation of an agreement in paris. >> rob mcbride sent us this update from beijing. >> it really now sets up china and france of being partners in the fight against climate change. the declaration may have been short on facts, but it hit the right tone, gave the right message, and they'll be able to go back to france now read of the all important paris talks
claiming he has china on board, the biggest producer of greenhouse a gas and carbon. it will be very important for those talks china has been accused in the past possibly because it's invested interest of growing economy of scuffling talks and watering down agreements. now we are possibly seeing a more secure confident china being able to sign up as a protector, if you can, of the world's environment. >> the decision on the future of a controversy oil pipeline from canada to the gulf coast should be made by experts and not politicians. in a surprise move the company buil building the canadian
pipeline has asked the u.s. to suspend its review. they have little support from the u.s. government. >> another potential delay. this time from a surprising source. the project's own sponsor transin ad about it seems that they're delaying seeking approval from canada to the gulf of mexico waiting for president obama to leave office. u.s. officials say they're reviewing the request. >> secretary kerry has spoken to this. he would like to finish this review process as quickly as possible. we have a commitment to do that, and we'll continue our review. >> transcanada has been trying to build the pipeline across the u.s. heart line since 2008. it would connect transcanada's oil fields with existing pipelines within the u.s. and finally with refineries on the
gulf of mexico. so far the obama administration has not acted on the application. but environment groups say transcanada is signaling that any decision now would go against them. >> this project was inevitable. and here we have seven years later then essentially trying to punt the addition to the next presidential administration. this is political reality. they see a defeat coming. they see president obama rejecting this pipeline and they're trying to do everything they can to forestall that. >> even if transa canada gets the delay it mat not work out in their favor if a former secretary of state is elected president. hillary clinton recently said she opposed it. >> i don't think it's in the pest interest of what we need to do to combat climate thank. >> supporters of the project say that the obama administration is trying to kill keystone ex-hell
through inaction, but it now appears that the project's fate is going to be as much on the shoulders of transcanada itself thanks for its push for a delay. roslind jordan, al jazeera, the state department. >> still ahead here on al jazeera. the former panama gang member is offered an alternative to a life of crime. switch a found is switched back on after a multi millio million dollar makeover. >> if you're accused of being a dishonest journalist i think you would be very upset. >> we'll tell i couldn't jose mourinho is up set again later in sport. in sport.
>> at 9:30 - "america tonight" - top investigative reporting, uncovering new perspectives. >> everything that's happening here is illegal. >> then at 10:00 - it's "world news tonight". >> let's take a closer look. >> antonio mora gives you a global view. >> this is a human rights crisis. >> and at 11:00 - a full news wrap-up of the days top stories. clear... concise... complete. >> welcome back. a reminder of our top stories here on al jazeera. the u.n. refugee agency said that around the world a child is born stateless every ten minutes.
israel's parliament has raised the minimum prison sentence of stone throws for three years. anyone found guilty of throwing stones could be imprisoned for 15 years in jail. now the number of dead has grown so large there is no room to bury them on the island of lesbos. more than 50 bodies are awaiting burial. all of them died trying to reach the island. we have reports from lesbos this those who make it there, this is not the end of their voyage. >> at this hour in greece the sky darkens as quick as the fear sets in. but still they come. attention turns first to the ones they risk everything for. the young they must comfort, the old they must aid.
they landed in a situation so chaotic that even our team was asked to help translate. >> the car accident was bad. i can't even explain my emotions. we came such a long way. we were just praying we would make it to greece. and then we did. thank god. >> the medics arrived quickly and treatment was given. but aid workers are accustomed to helping the emotionally traumatized are now at a loss. >> they look for a better life. most of them now feel guilty because they brought their families with them, children, now they're dead or they are
looking for them. actually, you cannot say anything to a man who has lost his children. >> it's not justifying their loved ones that is difficult. even finding a final resting place is near impossible. these graves are a stark reminder of ho the death they met. many who are here were put into the ground anonymously. overcrowded with bodies. this cemetery has run out of room. >> this grave digger understands death better than most, but this he struggles to understand. the refugees come to find a
better future, but instead they get a painful death. we greeks. we also were migrants, but we didn't have to die in the sea. now even for the refugee who is managed to escape with their lives its death that seems closer than ever. >> al jazeera, greece. >> there has ban new wave of violence. demonstrators are occupying the key supply root in protest of the new constitution, and tensions are worsening. we have reports now. >> there are signs of trouble all over. protesters have been blocking by occupying the bridge that links the two countries. early on monday morning the police raided the protesters
camp and the violence that followed one person was killed. an indian trader. witnesses say he was not part of the protest. >> he was returning and the police asked him where he was from. he asked if he was one of the protesters. he told him that he was just returning. they let him go and then shot him from behind. >> he was returning from the market. the police told him to run, and then fired. they asked him to run and then shot him when he started running. >> according to a doctor who examined his body, he appeared to have been shot from close range. >> this is the area where the 22-year-old was killed yesterday. shot behind the head according to eyewitnesses. some of the protesters on the indian said have come over and they're saying that their situation could go out of hand.
>> members of the community have been protesting since august against provisions of the new constitution which they say exclude their community. more than 40 people have died. in accept the dispute got worse when supplies including fuel from india were stopped from entering the country. the nepali government blamed india, but the supplies were stopped because of lack of security inside nepal. as a result many nepalis are suffering because there is a shortage of essentials. according to the chief district official the top government officials in the direct authorities acted properly trying to clear the road of protesters. >> i don't agree that excessive force was used. it was not true that he was shot from behind. i was requested to allow indian vehicles to cross the board. the government gave the go ahead.
>> this is not an issue of law and order. this is a political problem representatives from the population protesting to express their satisfaction with the new constitution. this issue can only be addressed through dialogue. >> before the latest incident, talks were going on, and there were reports of progress. but now on the streets there are tensions once again. and there is no end in sight to this crisis. al jazeera, nepal. >> indian uber driver has been jailed for life after he raped a female passenger. a new delhi court found him guilty of rape, kidnap and criminal intimidation. the woman had hired him using the popular taxi replacement app which has since been banned in the city. prosecutors say that the sentence will send a strong message to the city. u.s. regulate verse
announced the rash of punishments for the japanese government that supplied faulty airbags for millions of cars. 19million vehicles have been recalled that have the airbags. the fault has been linked to seven deaths. the manufacturers has been fined $17 million but the bill could run as high as $200 million if the company does not comply or more problems are found. >> we're arresting takata to cut production using a ammonium nitrate. the company will have to recall all of its ammonium nitrate inflaters. also, we're holding takata accountable for its actions. we're imposing the largest civil penalty in this history. >> now with 500 million players across the world it's one of the
most successful online games. and now candy crush is set to be sold for a record amount. the company behind call of duty and world of war craft will buy the maker candy crush for $9.5 billion. it's digital entertainment will create one of the largest entertainment networks. now online retail giant has opened its first physical bookstore in seattle, washington. dozens of people queued u up in front of the shop on tuesday. it will sold amazon brand electronics, al jazeera schauffler has this update. >> it's been rumored for quite some time, but here it is, brick and mortar reality. welcome to amazon books. it seems a little counter intuitive and frankly a little bit odd, after all, this is a company that made its mark by
not having any physical retail presence and made a considerable mark in the business world. they're going to have 5,000 different titles on display at any time here. that's quite few for a store this size. all the books are turned face out. you don't have to look at light on yoga this way. you'll be able to look at it this way that and you won't find answered price tag on this book. you stick it under the barcode scanner and there you go, the classic for $12.16. that's the same you would pay if you bought it online today. they have customer reviews, reader reviews, and you might find a note from jeff beso, the amazon founder, under this pile. why the bookstore? is this going to be their only store? probably not. >> well, to find out more on
amazon's new adventure, we go to a retail analyst, a very warm welcome to the program. why on earth would amazon open a physical store? it seems so counterintuitive. >> it's a brand new thing for them. it's a really steep learning curve for them in terms of the different ways they'll have to operate. it could bring in a whole new customer who perhaps isn't particularly interested in online shopping. it could just mean that there are online shoppers who are used to quicking quite easily may be able to go in to the store, have a browsing experience, and interesting choice of location, anding are interesting to see where that spreads in the u.s. and whether it comes to the u.k. >> and people queued outside. i find that absolutely mystery flying. i only understand amazon as something online.
but does that mean that people have the connection with amazon that goes beyond that kind of online window, if you like? >> i think what it shows is that people have a desire for reteal theater. what you don't get when you're shopping online is any kind of interaction, so dehumanized. it's a flick of a button and it's at your door in a few day's time. it's that connection that people are seeking, and it may be an indication that people do yearn for the retail of yesterday where you get to browse and touch things. people in the gallery are saying just go to a normal bookstore. if you love books, you go to the normal bookstore that is run by an one guy who is running on a tiny margin. but they say it was the acts of amazon, same when h & v and they
found that customers were not loyal, they were just buying without see approximatin seeing. >> have other companies tried to do this? i know there have been some in the u.k. do you know what kind of success they've had. >> famously we have seen n brown launch their store. how much that is going to be a brand exposure marketing, and how much it will an cash cow remains to be seen. there are big plans for store expansions in stores in u.k. and usa. it will be interesting to see if they can make that transition over. i think its easier to move from bricks into clicks, but to move from clicks to bricks, whole new world. there is a whole new set of skills needed in terms of even the way that the weather effects
how that shop trades. too much rain, too much snow, olympics, events, all these things make people not go shopping where currently amazon can trade quite measurely at 1:00 in the morning because that's what people are up and doing. >> would you go? >> i think would go to a small book shop. >> thank you for joining us. >> the president will meet his chinese counterpart on saturday. the first such meeting since 19 40's. the talks were announced in taiwan. beijing considers the island part of its territory. well, like its neighbors across central america panama is struggling with the rising gang crime. the country's new president said he wants to take a preventive approach to crime. a neighborhood which was once a hotbed of criminal activity, a partnership seems to be curbing the gang problem. we have reports now from panama
city. >> just a few years ago tourist was have regretted meeting antonio james on this street corner. then he was the leader of a gang. now the 31-year-old and his partners lead tours sharing their gang time experiences with visiters who panama city's historic area. >> before we robbed the tourists. now we guide them and tell them stories about how life here used to be. now walking with us gives them safety. it's a total change from what we used to do. >> the area was divided between three rival gangs and gun fights from common. but it was the potential for development that attracted american lawyer casey harden a decade ago. as casey and his partner started turning run down buildings into boutique hotels it became clear they had to deal with the gangs. but rather than pay protection money or turn to the police, he reached out to the gang leaders.
>> we have a group of guys who had always been marginalized. who had always been in a position of either of victim or punisher, to look at the world in a different way, and look at being part of something bigger and positive. to be protagonists in a story of revitalization. >> the esperanza social club was created. a private initiative that offers gangsters counseling, skills training and job placement with access to small loans. 45 people have graduated. >> when you work with these young men it's clear that though they've led criminal lives having been in prison, having killed at their root they're human beings. who are only asking for help for an opportunity. >> and their work is paying off. bullet holes like this can still be found throughout the area, and the reminder of the violence
that used to give the neighborhood. thanks in part to the program, the gangs have laid down their weapons and the shootings have stopped. in parts of the neighborhood police reported not a single robbery or assault from the start of 2014 to march this year. a more positive future for all residents just ask antonio james a former gang leader whose son now wants to be a tour guide. david mercer, al jazeera, panama city. >> well, there is much more to come after the break. including in sports the strong start to the paris campaign. all that after the break.
>> this indian cricket captain is attempting to turn america on to cricket. two teams of retired cricketing stars will play matches. >> cricket stars plan to play in america because americans are known to be very sporting persons, and if cricket gets big here, it will be extremely satisfying. we want to globalize cricket into america. i think that means a lot to us.
so to globalize sports is our dream and our vision, and it starts with america. but we're not here to compete with any other sport. just to popularize cricket and encourage americans to pick up a cricket bat along side a baseball bat. >> england will 306 on day three giving the lead of 72 runs and unbeaten 97 they finished day with a lead of 74 runs. pakistan are 1-0 u up in this series. djokovic, winning the match.
djokovic has won the paris masters for an unprecedented third time in a row. >> bernard thomas to the third round. pushing ahead to a tie break, which he won, 8-6, the match. >> there is more to spanish tennis than raphael nadal. it took an hour. now for the first time ever a female jockey has won the race that has $4.5 million in prize
money up for grabs. >> this was the moment michelle pane became the first female jockey in australia's most prestigious horse race. >> i gave 100%. i always dreamed about it. unbelievable. pane was the only female rider in the field. only the fifth ever to compete in the race that stops the nation. the horse has battled sickness and injury throughout its career. and after the six-year-old still
managed to hold off max dynamite and criterion in the two-mile race. >> this is a famous racing family in australia. the payne family. >> i hope this helps the girls. i hope this will help. >> i think this story is one at the top of the list. >> the original six owners paid $21,000 u.s. dollars in the horse, now they take home $2.5 million in prize money. with michelle payne their jockey, a slice of history. >> and finally baseball's new world series champions, the kansas city royals have put on a celebration that's been 30 years in the making.
around 200,000 fans turned out to celebrate the team. it comes just a year after it missed out on the prize against the francisco giants. >> thank you. after $2.2 million spent on a makeover, they have unveiled once again to the public. funded by the italian fashion house fendi. >> for the first time, in the past 17 months 26 restorers have been busy cleaning up its beautiful marbles and hydraulic lighting and now look at it. it looks as beautiful as if must have looked at the end of the 18th century when it was first
completed. now the $2.5 million restoration works were paid in full by fendi. now the latest italian fashion house to pay for the restoration in exchange for a house break from the government. paying $1.5 million to restore and renovate this spanish. while the shoemaker has renovated the coliseum. but in the case fendi was the only one to put money into it. now it's reopen to the public, they will start tossing coins again in it. a tradition for anyone who wants to return to rome. al jazeera, rome. >> you can find out much more on our website. the address for that is www.aljazeera.com. we've got updates and analysis on all of our big stories. we'll have more from all the
>> the mayor of lesbos tells al jazeera with so many refugees dying trying to get to europe there is no room left on the island to bury them. no papers, no rights. the u.n. said syrian refugee children face a crisis of statelessness. >> hello there, i'm julie mcdonald. this is al jazeera live from london coming up israel's parliament agrees longer prison sentences for protesters to throw stones. russian media reports that some debris from the plane crash was not from the plane