saying goodbye. the first victims of the russian passenger jet crash in egypt are laid to rest. hello, this is al jazeera live from doha. also on the programme - egypt's president divides opinion with supporters and protesters turning out to greet him in london myanmar's democracy icon aung san suy kyi says she'll be the true power above the president if her party triumphs in the election.
plus... >> i'm tania page reporting from the ivory coast on the increasing numbers of children forced to work in the cocoa industry: the first of 224 people killed on a russian passenger plane crashed in egypt has been laid to rest in the northern city. [ singing ] a 60-year-old woman worked in a school canteen. her family remember her as a good mother and grandmother. more funerals are taking place in and around st. petersburg, where most of the victims came from. britain's foreign minister says there's a possibility that the jet was downed by an i.s.i.l. affiliate. reporters in u.k. and russia are covering the story.
first to peter sharp in moscow. the first funerals of those killed in the crash have taken place today. >> there'll be a long line of them, and it will take an amount of time. you can imagine the ordeal that the families have gone through, standing in the arrivals hall on the saturday morning. the plane is missing, and then all of a sudden the egyptian aviation authorities a, no, it's fine, it's safe, it's going over turkey. a few minutes after that the horrible realisation that it has come down. then the long five days of waiting to identify the bodies, giving your d.n.a. samples to try to match the right body to the right d.n.a. it's been a very messy and very, very messy and painful idea. perhaps closure when the funerals are finished. meanwhile, the kremlin broke its silence, staying that any reason
or cause for the crash that is coming out now is not coming from the investigators, it's sheer speculation. and they said that britain may have stopped its flights going into sharm el sheikh, but russian aircraft are still flying in. the russian prime minister, dmitri medvedev has been speaking to the transport ministery, and he's instructed them to contact all the airlines and aviation authorities where russian planes land around the world to put in place more security measures peter, thanks. let's bring in charlie angelo in central london. what is the latest there, there were on the comments by britain's foreign minister who said the aircraft may well have been brought down by device planted by an i.s.i.l. affiliate? >> it's a strong statement by any official so far on the downing of the plane.
they seem to back up from the sinai branch of i.s.i.l., that they were responsible. and it's obviously significant because it means that i.s.i.l. could be adopting new tactics. in the light of this the government called an emergency security meeting, the cobra meeting. we hold one last night and another in the next few hours. they'll be discussing new intelligence they have, how to beef up security and how to bring the 20,000 british holiday makers home safely. the u.k. aviation experts are on the ground and they are putting in short-term measures making sure they are properly screened. there's lots of concern about the lack of security there. the ministry of defense said a small military team was on the ground and they are advising on security and logistics. of course, we know what was behind that air crash.
and until the data from the black box recorders is revealed. we'll be a little in the doubt. >> thank you charlie in london. if you wonder what the noise goodnight charlie was about, it's the demonstrators for and against egypt's president abdul fatah al-sisi, visiting london today. we'll tell you about that in a mot moment first an international team of investigators is at the crash site. the data from the black boxes have been vetted. russians have been using drones to survey the crash sit. british government says the jet may have been brought down by an explosive device, 19 flights due to leave sharm el sheikh have been cancelled. investigators are examining sound at the crash site to determine if a bomb was involved. egypt accused britain of
pre-empting the results of ongoing investigations. a technical fault has not been ruled out. an aviation industry consultant says it's too soon to tell what caused the crash. >> well, looking from pieces of the wreckage, photos released from the media, it looks like it's either a bomb for a structural failure of some start. but to conclude it as one way or the other at the moment is premature. i think the foreign minister just decided to take precautions in the public interest, rightly or wrongly, but for - but, yes, it can be misunderstood in that they conclude it's likely to be a bomb. we look at the photographs. there's signs that there could be, but to confirm it we need to let the investigators find out whether there were traces of explosives involved. >> back to the visit by egypt's
president. his first official visit to the u.k. abdul fatah al-sisi will meet with britain's prime minister david cameron shortly. the visit divided opinion with supporters and protesters turning out to greet him. protesters in london are accusing him of committing human rights abuses in egypt. an egyptian political activist, head of the egyptian revolutionary council says that abdul fatah al-sisi needs to be accountable for abuses of power. >> abdul fatah al-sisi came to power through a military coup that overthrew an elected government. he has the worst record of violations against human rights in the modern history of egypt. he's a threat to egypt and the international community. because his policies of repress have encouraged extremism and violence, and i expect that we are going to see more insecurity and more instability in egypt. under his rule.
what he is doing is painting repress. over the last 2.5 years we have 40,000 political prisoners, thousands killed, peaceful protesters whose have been shot. we have seen disappearances, torture in prisons. these are the words of himman rights organizations. this does not bring stability, he's a liability. ultimately the policies of repress create instability, that is the message we are sending to mr cameron. there are abdul fatah al-sisi supporters, as there are in egypt. those that opposed him oppose him on the grounds that egyptians are are theed for rights and -- are ready for rights and freedoms and will not accept torture. we have torture and rape in the prisons, those that say no to abdul fatah al-sisi, and stand with us in british society, from
across the political spectrum are saying the egyptian people are ready, and we will not accept military dictatorship and fascism syria's strategic road, allowing forms forces to be reached - it had been cut off last month. >> myanmar's opposition leader aung san suy kyi said she'll be the true power above the president if her party wins the election. she's barred from running for the job herself. >> reporter: the queue formed hours before the opposition leader was due to speak, showing the interest in myanmar's upcoming election at home and abroad. it's a test of the country's transition to democracy. aung san suy kyi cautions against too much optimism. >> it's not a democratic
condition, if it is or not we'll have to wait and see after the elections. as i already said, the process is less than totally free and fast. >> reporter: for half a century myanmar as been ruled by the military, the constitution weighted in its favour, guaranteeing it a role in politics. after 2011, an election said to be forfeit that the political party, led by the generals, took over. the peopposition party, says it concerned about errors in the voter list and how advance voting overseas had been carried out. in some parts of the country fighting between armed ethnic groups and the military will prevent voting. >> in recent days, thousands
near a township has been displaced. the election commission said polling will not take place in seven townships. in as many as 600 prisons around the country. it's disappointing for this person planning to run as a candidate for a party representing a minority. >> it makes people leave the voting rights and ethnic candidates lost their chance to represent the people. >> in the western states, hundreds of thousands of muslim rohingya and ethnic groups will not be allowed to vote. they've been rendered stateless, struck from the election roll amid the election. the election is seen as a test of the ruling back party's commitment to reform. some are questioning whether the ballot can be representative of
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downed by an i.s.i.l. affiliate. the crash is likely to top the agenda when egypt's premier meets britain's prime minister. abdul fatah al-sisi was greeted by protesters, critical of his record on human rights. >> myanmar's opposition leader aung san suy kyi said she'll effectively head the government if her party wins. a constitutional clause bars her being president israel freed a well-known palestinian after holding him for a year without trial. he received a hero's welcome when he reached home, carried shoulder high. he was freed after a 2 month's hunger strike bringing him close to death like in hebron is hard. palestinians forced to live near the israeli settlers say they are subjected to physical searches every time they leave home. stephanie dekker met a family to
see what life is like for them the children are excited to have new visitors. no one comes to see them these days. the young smiles hide in difficult reality, but their father struggles to hide his emotions. >> translation: this is not so. this is since the area was declared a closed military zone, and lately we are not allowed to go in and out through the streets unless they check a list we are on. we are merely numbers outside a microcosm of this conflict. this street, where palestinians are forced to live side by side with israeli settlers, under the watchful eye of israeli soldiers, this area has been shut down since the second intifada. leaving this house, there's a star of david painted on the
door. palestinians can only walk a few meters. there's an army checkpoint and beyond that only settlers are allowed. unlike palestinians, the settlers are allowed to go anywhere. this is the roof of a house last thursday. the voice you can hear is the owner yell are for the army, telling them settlers are on his roof. nothing can be done. later that day a settler street party outside the door under the protection of israeli soldiers. it's an example of provocation and incitement that palestinians complain about all the time. they say nothing changes, no one cares. >> translation: there isn't one western in the house that has not been attacked by settlers or the army, whether it's me, my brother, wives or children. not one has been attacked. >> reporter: it's why the city and anyone in it is on edge. >> translation: my hope is to
live to tomorrow. that's the hope i have, that my children will live to tomorrow. that's it. i don't know what will happen the day after tomorrow. there isn't a human being that can withstand the situation we are in. in a quite moment the miles are gone. our interview is over. he and his family will stay. you don't become used to the fears, because you live it every day the search is on for up to 150 people trapped in pakistan after a factory collapsed. least 18 people are confirmed to have been killed in ley hor. it's not -- ley hor, it's not clear what caused the collapse, there was damage after the earthquake last week. kamal hyder is there. >> reporter: a major rescue
effort is under way. the government is sending in earthmoving equipment, trains, and sent in hundreds of rescue teams to try to save lives here at this collapsed building. the 4-storey building did not stand a chance, and despite warning construction continued while the workers were busy producing shopping bags. as you can see there are gaping holes being drilled through the concrete laps to reach the lower floors, where most of the people are effectively trapped. >> relatives are waiting outside the factory for news of their loved ones. this is going to be a cumbersome operation, because it is a previous operation, a critical operation and attempts will be to try to save lives. >> the fear is as time passes
hope will be fading for many of those wounded badly in the collapse. the challenge, of course, will be how to remove the rubble and find those people buried under it. the important thing is that despite the fact that people are now working at a faster pace because it is daylight, it appears that this operation will last for many days, and it will not be clear as to how many people were killed protestors in bangladesh carried mock coffins through the streets of dhaka, representing the bodies of sec larist bloggers and publishers murdered since february this year. the crowd tried to force its way through police barr kath on the way to parliament. the murder are blamed on muslim
groups and the demonstrators accused the government of failing to take action against the groups germany is expelling thousands of asylum seekers who arrived from the balkans, under tougher laws. the government drew up a list of six countries it believes are safe. human rights believe many people will be put at risk if forced to return. >> lawrence lee reports from berlin. >> multi-culti is what they call. arab turkeys have been added and joined by balkan countries, who are the subject of hard choices by the german government. argon and this person who is albanian says the new law works out whether a hostile germany is better than a life in poverty, where they came from. >> on the one hand they see that he is a purchase better life. they have security, they have
hospitals, doctors, and all of these. for the children. on the other side they feel a homesickness. they feel strangers. >> the numbers suggest that many balkans made the journey than syrians. the feeling grew that economic migrants used the syrian crisis as a trojan horse to come into germany on a false claim. the new asylum laws serve more than one purpose for german chancellor angela merkel. they help to keep the right wing coalition together, which believes germany is becoming a soft touch for anyone that wants to come here. angela merkel can argue getting rid of tens of thousands can free up money and space for tens of thousands of refugees from
syria. >> the removals are beginning. police arriving at apartment blocks to explain to cosso vans, macedonians, bosnians and monten eeg rans, that they have to go. it's a big job, and the immigration authorities and police don't have resources to expel these people. there are trained police talking to them, hoping they'll volunteer to leave. >> the central claim by the german government that all countries are safe, is not shared by human right groups who say some are at great risk if forced to return. >> i would not say they fall under the geneva convention. what we have is a situation they would endure when they go back to kosovo. a situation that would not allow them to have a life and dignity.
the bald fact is that 200,000 from the balkans would be removed. whatever the situation is, whether they think themselves of asylum, their failed cases are collateral damage of the syrian war. >> ivory coast is one of the africa's fast growing economies, a source of pride for the president who has been re-elected. as the economy expanded, the number of children forced to work there has doubled. tania page, reports. this golden mound is a small part of one of the the the ivory coasts biggest industries. the coast is a key ingredient. children lost lucent white fibre clinging to the beans. children, increasingly, are working to. >> they have to do this, it's
equal to slavery. if the government can put more money into each, i would say just do it. >> reporter: in the last two years, the government spent $40 million fighting child labour. big western chocolate makers it promised to combat it in their supply chain. it's not working. since the end of fighting that erupted in 2010, the country enjoyed piece and prosperity bringing unintended consequences. growth in the cocoa industry has a terrible downside. more and more children are forced to work on the farms. the number of child labourers has more than doubled to 1.6 million. >> this is a safe house for children rescued from the farms and on the street. now they are kept busy with art. they are from burkina faso, where conflict and poverty makes
them impact. this child was kidnapped by a stranger, but the other child was brought by a relative. >> i had to do this every day. it was odd. i didn't like standing in water. >> reporter: most of the children the center deals with is from the burkina faso. their parents are involved. social workers believe reuniting families is the best thing. >> it's good, important for children to live in this family. it is about educating the parent. to let the people, the parent know the danger. unfortunately, if that doesn't work, there's little to stop parents selling or sending children out to work again. the law is enforced, and it is a bad cox bination for -- combination for children at risk canada's liberal party leader justin trudeau has been sworn in as the new prime
minister. half of the cabinet posts have gone to women. justin trudeau swept to power in elections ending almost 10 years of conservative government. he promised to take in more syrian refugees and restore canada's reputation as a peace loving nation the u.s. will delay the re view of a pipeline stringing canada to -- linking canada to the united states. transcanada, the company building the pipeline, asked for a delay. president obama is to make a decision before he leaves office. many think he'll reject it. transcanned dead hoped the next u.s. president could be more favourable millions paid to sports teams across the united states in exchange for displays, involving the armed forces. the teams could be forced to return the money.
max holloway reports. -- elise whomman reports. >> reporter: it's called paid patriotism, displays like these have been commonplace. armed services honoured by full-furled flags, turns out it came at a price. >> unfortunately, thanks to an indepth investigation, a lot of patriotism is paid for. as much as 6.8 million that saw the department of defense spend or marketing contracts in 2012. they obviously should not be doing this. >> reporter: a senate report released on wednesday revealed the demonstrations were taxpayer fund of course, a programme intended to promote the armed services and boost recruitment. >> there's a lot of good things
that professional sports do to honour the men and women that serve in the military. these millions are not acceptable at the expense of tax pirs dollars. investigations showed as many as 72 contracts were in place, with up to 50 pro-sport teams. the payments totalling $1.9 million involved the biggest competitions - n.f.l., n.b.a., national hockey league and major league baseball. >> we went to the pentagon for information, it was like pulling teeth. we are not convinced we have all the information. >> the practice is banned. teams that profited are urged to donate the money to charity. future displays of patriotism have to be free. >> n.a.s.a. released breath-taking pictures of the sun. take a look. they were created from still
images taken by the solar dynamics observatory. the state of the art telescope orbits like we do, only closer. the result is this beautiful depiction. i'm looking at the real reason america is putting 50 special forces trooms on th troops on t. how the styles of george w. bush an barack obama led to infringements on your civil liberties. >> syria's war lays bare, a small contingent of u.s.