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myanmar's ruling party says it will accept results of a historic parliamentary election. ♪ ♪ hello i am nick clark live from our headquarters in doha. all coming up in the program. >> the situation inside the crisman island detention center now is very tense. >> a riot at a continues very shall immigration detention certainty after an asylum seeker dies. human rights watch warns of an impending danger facing hundreds of thousands of syrian refugees children who are unable to go to school in turkey. plus. >> reporter: i am jennifer glasse in central afghanistan
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where the province's first female leader is faces cultural challenges as she tries to govern. ♪ ♪ so then the ruling party in myanmar says it will accept the results i've nation's parliamentary recollection. earlier the opposition leader hinted at victory during an address to supporters, results from a ca across myanmar say her party is going to get 70% of the seats. 33 million voters went to the polls to choose representatives in myanmar's national parliament. and ethnic seats. a record number of candidates were running more than 6,000 for 91 political parties. but there are concerns the process is marginalizing minorities. none of the two many parties would field a single muslim
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candidates despite muslims making up around 10% of the population, including the ethnic rohingya people and myanmar's 70 yearlong conflict with effect anything groups. booths in seven town were closed due to security concerns, let's go straight to scott heidler who is there. scott give us the latest situation on the ground there. >> reporter: well, nick, what we are waiting for is any kind of official word to come out from the election commission as to how the polling is going, counting of the polling is going. we have had these, as you said the 70% that's what the opposition party thinks they will get 70% of the seats but it's riley -- we have no official word coming out from the election commission, we are expect that go maybe in the next hour or so. we don't expect there problem final numbers to come out today, monday, or possibly even on tuesday, the final numbers are going to be days, if not weeks way because this is such a new
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process here that obviously the mechanisms, the systems in place are very, very new so it will take some time before we get definitive answers as to who won the election. the opposition party pr projectg they will get the vast majority. >> 70% is that enough to form the first democratically elected government in myanmar? >> reporter: well, it's a very -- it's -- the way it has been described to me is that the contusion from 2008 was written by the military and the deck is stacked in their favor. so as it stands, 25% of the seats in parliament are -- they go to the military. so 75% are those that are elected. so it depends on how that falls in. with that 25% in the parliament. they can block any kind of changes not constitution to prevents that. and there are other things within the contusion that favor heavily the military. including some very key cabinet positions. so when you look at when is there going to be a properly
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democratically elected government. it's not this round, this is getting close down that path to -- toward full democracy. but right now getting it's going to be closer. >> if the national league for democracy does win it, where does suu k yi stands in this. she won't actually be president, will she? >> reporter: no, she can't again in the constitution written by the military she's unable to serve as president. she had a husband who was british born and sons who are british citizens and that in the constitution prevents her from becoming president. now, she is widely popular, she is viewed as the face of democracy here in myanmar. tents. campaigning before a blackout day and the polling started. she said she will be in a position above the president. that obviously was motorcycle with criticism from the ruling
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party. but she will be involved very heavily as we move forward but it won't be as president. >> all right, scott leave it. there. uncertain times but changal times it sounds, scott, thanks very much. australian immigration officials say there is a stands off between detainees and officers a riot broke out with a detainee died after escaping over the weekend the remote island is located more than 2,000-kilometers northwest of perth in the indian osha, where australia holds some asylum seekers. we have this report. >> reporter: australia says it's trying to restore order at the christmas islands immigration and detention center. one australian politician says the facility is in meltdown. she says employees of the company that manages the facility have abandoned their posts. >> the situation inside the christmas island detention center now is very tense. and there are no guards inside
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the facilities. >> reporter: sources inside the facilities say the violence began over the weekend after the death of an iranian cur dish refugees tried to escape. his body was found at the bottom of a cliff. >> we also know that he was suffering from very severe psychological and physical harm due to not only the traumatic circumstances that he fled from as a kurdish who had been in iran, but also due to his treatment in australia, being in prolonged detention which caused him severe harm and also at times left him suicidal. >> reporter: detainee rights groups accuse the australian government of cruel and inhuman treatment at christmas island, now there is concern that the people seeking refuge in australia will get worse. >> these are people that are staying on christmas island choosing not to come back to new
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zealand they know that they could do that. now the risk is that they actually damage their ona peels because they undertake other criminal activity. >> reporter: some australian senators say there is a crisis. they say it's time for the government to starting up front about the conditions at these facilities. >> we take the management of the did i tension center network very seriously. if people have caused damage to commonwealth product they will be investigated and prosecuted in relation to those matters. >> reporter: australia says although it takes a tough stance on a is al jazeera sigh lum seekers it tries to meet international standards which it comes to looking after them. paul, al jazeera. the winning party in croatia now faces tough talks to form a coalition government. we report now from zagreb.
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>> reporter: state electoral commission is counting the votes and will continue to count them throughout the night. the final count will be known sometime in the afternoon or the next day. so far the incomplete preliminary results give advantage to center right coalition led by croatian democratic union ahead of ruling currently ruling center left social democrats coalition. interestingly croatia has a any star on its political sky. bridge of independent list, this political party was founded only three years ago, a few days ago they signed a statement saying that they will not go in to post election coalition with neither of the two biggest coalitions. but will support minority government if they accept their plan of reforms in the public sector, now they are the third political party in croatia, now all options are open post election hard talk has already begun as current prime minister and president of the opposition coalition crow aircraft an
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democratic union declared victory. what will happen in the next few days will determine if croatia will go left or right for the next four years. palestinian woman has died after she was shot by israeli security forces during an alleged stabbing at a checkpoint in the occupied west bank. in another incidents on sunday, israelii police say a palestinian man was shot dead after he drove in to a group of israelis. well, the latest unrest comes as the israeli prime minister arrives in washington benjamin netanyahu is due to meet with the u.s. president barack obama later on monday. neat is hoping to make progress with the new u.s. military aid package. the recent violence between israelis and palestinians were also be discussed. white house correspondent pally culhane as this. >> reporter: eric powell is part i've movement on u.s. college campuses opposing the illegal israeli occupation of the palestinian territories. >> bell doze your homes and asking what the rage is for
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[ inaudible ] palestine be getting bombed and none y'all -- >> reporter: using rap to spread his message but on the eve of the visit by benjamin netanyahu he is not hopeful anything will change. >> i an lefty don't see it. he has issues that he feels -- i don't know how he feels personally but the administration will feel is more important and prominent in what he needs to debt get done during the last few months. >> reporter: that's exactly what top white house aids are saying conceding there will not be a two-state solution while the from sez in offers. might not even be another round of talks, sega middle growing violence they want to hear what steps the prime minister might take to build confidence so the sides may eventually be able to talk again. u.s. is no longer talking about rehreevaluating his position one security council they could have demanded a final settlement
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within a certain amount of time. analyst jim manly believes they won't likely take that step. >> he would probably get opposition from some democrats up for reelection anxious to strene their their ties with the israeli 67 the president could do that without congress but it would be unpopular. the raise el hes have the upper hand in public opinion. when asked if the u.s. should support israel even their interests diverge, 45% agreed. 47% -9d the u.s. should pursue its own interests. for its part, israel is looking for a long-term financial agreement. and an increase in the $3 billion it gets from the u.s. each year. some supporters have been urging the u.s. to give israel a new bomb card the massive ordinance penetrator it would be capable of hitting iran's undergrounds nuclear facility. >> providing israel with that bomb would prevent the united states from being able to restrain israel should it feel necessary to strike iran's nuclear program. and that is where the -- you know, i think u.s. is probably keen not to give up that
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leverage or to delay giving up that leverage as long as it can. >> reporter: the relationship between the two leaders has always been tense. never more so than now after prime minister netanyahu personally lobbied congress to kill the iran deal. without asking u.s. president first. but the your honor is ending the message they want to put the tension behind them that's not what powell was hoping to hear. >> time for us to fight to liberation, let's raise it up out of the dust that's enough the cages. >> reporter: the message from the white house, this isn't the time for that. patty culhane, al jazeera, washington. still ahead on al jazeera, no hope of going home. south sudanese refugees say a camp in kenya is a much safer option. >> reporter: and i am terrik bassly at the world robot olympic a in doha, with more than 3,000 of the world's smartest young mind have come together to battle for robot supremacy.
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♪ ♪ hello again, welcome back. the top stories here on al jazeera. myanmar's ruling party backed by the military says it will accept the result of the country's historic election. the opposition national league for democracy party led by suu k yi says it is on course to win 70% of seats in parliament. australia says it's trying to bring a riot under control. detainees began protest h proten an other iranian kurdish man died. betemit netanyahu has
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arrives in the us where he is due to meet the president of the united states. he's hoping to make progress with the new u.s. military aid package the recently vines well also be discussed. hugh human rights watch says more than 400,000 refugees children living in turkey are unable to continues their education, despite a government policy that formally grant them access to public schools. it's calling on turkey and the international community to insure schooling for refugees children. the organization is also warning that a lack of education could have dangerous consequences for an entire generation. the report says that there are more than 700,000 syrian refugees children of school-going age currently in turkey. only 200,000 of them attended classes during the last school year. the report blames a language barrier and financial issues for the poor attendance. joined now bid middle east
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director. good to have you with us, thanks for joining us. tell us more about what is led to this troubling situation. >> a number of factors. are leading to this high number of syrian kids who are out of school. first, there is language barrier, second there, while turkey adopted an important policy in september 2014 to encourage serious kids to attend school. that decision has not been communicated to all syrian refugees and has not been applied consistently across the country. there is also the issue you of bullying and social i want gangs, difficulties that are leading many syrian students to drop out. or that is discouraging them there edge rolling, in addition and this is a more challenging issue is the financial burden on families. right now, syrians don't have a right to work in turkey. so many of syria's adults that
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are in turkey are having to work on the black market and their salaries are simply not enough to sustain their families which is pushing many parents to pull their kids out of school and having them work to sustain the family. >> right. it's a very difficult situation all around. especially given the sheer numbers that we are talking about. what can the turkish government do about that? >> i think there are a anybody of concrete simple measures that it could take relatively quickly. first is to better disseminate information about its new directive that was adopted in september 2014 which gives access to syrian kids to schools, secondly also america thousands could be taken in terms of providing syrian children with language support. and obviously turkey should not shoulder this burden alone, there has to be more support from the international community. both financial but also technical. financially, it's time for
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turkey to look in to the issue of working rights for syrian refugees. ultimately any solution that could be sustainable would cryer syrian parents to earn a living to help put their kids through school. >> all right, a troubling situation as i say, thanks no nba deed for giving us that update on what is going on. >> thank you. investigation investigative reporter and human rights activist has been detained and questioned by military prosecutorsers he's accused of public i go false information that may harm national security. his lawyers expect he will be formally charged as early as monday. egypt's government says freedom of expression is guaranteed under law but it has more journalists in its prisons than ever before. 90,000 people from out sudan are living in a refugees camp in kenya. and most don't want to return home. they escaped fighting between rebel and says the government despite a peace deal they say
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they are not convinced its safe. malcolm webb reports from the refugees camp in northern kenya. >> reporter: when soldiers attacks this village in south sudan last year, she didn't even know which side they were fighting for. now she lives with her children in this refugees camp. during the fire fight she was shot in the neck. doctors here were able to remove the bullet. despite a recent peace agreement, she doesn't want to go back. >> translator: south sudan is not okay. i say this because i saw my husband, muyco-wife and one of my children being killed in that car war. so i do not have any hope of going back. >> reporter: the refugees settlement in northern kenya is her home. she's among 90,000 south sudanese living here. the u.n., who run the camp, say most arrived during the last conflict. which began in 2013. following many months of stalled talks and growing international pressure, the 11 reader and the
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president sign aid peace deal in august. the refugees here don't have confidence in it. some don't even know it was signed. and as yet, nobody is planning the journey back. the living conditions tough. most of the year it's very dry here, dust storms and no rain for that reason the camp managers can only turn on the water taps for a couple of hours each day. in the rainy season it tends to flood a lot. puddles form like this, which can be a breeding ground in mosquitoes spreading malaria and other infectious diseases but it's a better life and crucially a safer one than what people would expect they would get if they went back home. 10s of thousands of people came here during the civil war in the 1980s and '90s. the piece deal held led to a referendum and a peace deal. it was a sign of hope. most of them went home. but popes faded with fashional fighting took over the knew
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nation. civilians bore the brunt of it. as determines their views lead the rest of the community anderd they are not optimistic. >> if it truly is peaceful people should go home. but i have seen it before. we went home once before. if fighting erupts again we have do to him back here and will still be stuck in the camp or request resettle in the another country. so we don't have hope of going home. >> reporter: basketball is a favorite sport in south duane. here the refugees have his formed a league. back home ethnic leagues have been pitted against each other in battle for decades. in the camp teams from different communities play each other. for most this is where they see their future. malcolm webb, al jazeera, kenya. hopes of finding any survivors from thursday's massive mudslide in brazil are quickly fading. rescue crews are still searching for more than 28 people missing
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after two dams burst. the state's governor says it is unlikely anyone will be found alive. hundreds of homes were destroyed when a huge wall of mud hit the village. people in the afghan province of g oh rs save they have been neglect booed i the gust. g oh r is one of the most as a isolated places in the country. parlorred with heavily armed fighters have had free reign to em hose their own there are of and conservative laws, women in particular have suffered disgame anything and abuse in the first i've special series on people in the remote proif i was, al jazeera's jennifer glasse speak to women who are fighting for improve their lives. >> reporter: shows the first female gamper governor. ghor province, she says she
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wants to bring more prosperity and accountability and improve women's rights. she knows to do that, the province need proper and adequate security. >> translator: you have encouraged us that with your help we can build, develop, promote education and advance all of the parts of the lives of the people of ghor province the security you are providing helps us work. >> reporter: she welcomes the fact that there are women forces present think they appreciate her too. >> translator: we were in our homes a few years ago, we could not go out. now that we have a female governor, she should honestly serve us. >> reporter: on this day, the soldiers are demonstrating how they would get hostile fighters out of an afghan home. she says many anti-government armed groups in the province hide within the population. the governor says she tried to get out amongst the people as much as she can, coming to things like this. her first police exercise or walking with people in the market. not just staying in her office.
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she makes surprise visits to ministries to check attendances. to make sure people are doing their jobs. and as winter approaches, she checks that shop keepers aren't overcharging for food and clothes. so the people of ghor can a ford them. >> translator: even though she's a woman we are very proud that she cares about the problems of our people and our home land. >> reporter: but she also has her opponents. several demonstrators have called for her to be fired. she says that is because she's a woman. the head of the provincial council denies that. >> translator: we hope to god that this governor will be replaced. she doesn't have enough education. she's not patient. she is a governor who doesn't want any advice. she does everything her own way. >> reporter: she says the officials oppose her because they wanted to build shop on his government land and she refused. >> translator: they decided before i came they didn't want
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me. after i came, the main reason they oppose me is because of their illegal demands that i wouldn't accept. they never gave me any advice for the good of the people or for the development of the people's lives. >> reporter: she is from ghor. extra incentive she says to succeed as governor, she says she will do her best despite the challenges here, if she fails she is worried her critics will say she failed because these a woman. jennifer glasse, al jazeera. billions of dollars of aid have been spent in afghanistan but not much of it has been seen in ghor. almost no homes have running water and electricity cost 20 times what it does in kabul. we'll take a closer look in that part two of our series on al jazeera on tuesday at two gmt. in the u.s., black football players at the university of missouri have pledged to not play in any games until the school's president steps down.
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students at the campus in the city of columbia have been protesting for weeks over the handling of racial tellings on his campus. members of a governor body are set to meet over the issue you. football fans in the democratic republic of congo are celebrating winning the african champions league. they 2-0 in the final. the winners will represent africa in next month's fifa club world cup in japan. they jane the egyptian side as the second most successful team in the history of the african champions league behind eight times winner fr from egypt. 3,000 of the world's brightest scientists and engineers have gant in other words qatar for the 12th robot olympiad. terrik bassly we want to meet some of tell. >> reporter: with just two and a half hours for finalize then build their robots these
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machines just deliver the correct blocks to the top of the correct mountain, no easy feat and it has to operate without human interception. this year's events brings together more than 3,000 young robot enthusiasts. from more than 45 countries. all intent on learning and showing off tear skills. >> we have different di designsd different designs have different advantages and we can talk to each other and know about the advantages and learn from them. >> it makes our brain more advanced. >> no matter how big or small your robot is you just have to manage it. >> you listen to the people talking about interesting things and you learn about it. >> reporter: in one competition, teams design robots to extract resources from potentially dangerous places from water on mars to volcanic ash mining. each team was judged on their creatively and evening knew
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tiff. >> we have lucky seen something that is way out of the box and still in the theme, but something we didn't have seen before and expected whatsoever. so that's been really cool to see like someone who found my row organisms which you can say is a natural resource. >> reporter: and then there is football. two robots aside, with thousands of mountain hours behind the he sign and build of each robot player. the building blocks have long captured the imaginations of generations but add to it robotics and some of the most marvelous young mind mount world here you have the spectacle of a serious global sporting event. >> when you look at what they have done and programmed these robots to do it's incredible. obviously that gets people interested. if science is fun, or if education is fun, then people will be interested will be interested in becoming the scientists and engineers of the
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future. >> reporter: a malaysian team take thes the title but the consensus of bringing so many young people from around the world together in the name of he can knowledge is a winning formula. don't forget all the news we are covering >> we're driving to a crime scene in a suburb outside of columbia, south carolina... we've come because more women are killed by men here than any other state in the country... around 10:30 in the morning, a family of ,