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♪ preliminary election results in myanmar show gains for the opposition party as democracy with chi. ♪ i'm shiulie-ghosh and also on the program riots at an australian detention center for refugees. tension at home and abroad, israel's prime minister flies to washington with talks with president barack obama. >> and i'm at the world robot olympia in doha qatar with 3,000 of the world's smartest young
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man's who have came together to battle robot supremacy. ♪ myanmar opposition party appears to be heading for landslide victory in historic election and national league by democracy led by suu-khi has 70% of the vote and opposition won the first 12 seats in parliament and ruling union solidarity party backed by the military will accept the results and people in myanmar can only choose 75 per sent of the seats in parliament because 25% are reserved for the military. let's go to wayne he wrshgs who is live for us and wayne still waiting for final results but the nld have done extremely well. >> reporter: early indications are it's on track and certainly there is speculation behind the
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scenes and certainly no celebration from nld party just yet but believe they are on track to win the majority of seats in parliament which will mean it will be able to form the government without having to rely on any other minor parties which would then risk of course the ruling party and usdp linking up with military seats and another party informing a coalition and certainly looks good at the moment for nld being a fascinating day so far and early concessions from a couple of very senior people within the ruling. usdt party and dictator ship of the country coming out very early and declaring the if they have lost their seats and saying the current agriculture minister, a very senior man within the former military dictator ship saying they lost and have to workout why we lost and do better in the future and has been a fascinating day so far. >> and the leader sui-kyi is ban
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from becoming president so is this election going to bring significant change to myanmar? >> well, if they are able to go forward and win majority of seats that is certainly a major step forward and will be able to make key policy decisions on the own without the military but are rod blocks and suu-kyi cannot be the president without amending the contusion but has veto power over changes in constitution and she certainly needs to work on winning over some of that military support so if she does want to become president she needs to negotiate with the army to amend that constitution. the military also retains under the constitution that three key security ministry and will still have a lot of power within this government so a lot of hurdles to overcome and we also really don't know what sort of government the national league for democracy will be if it does
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go on to form the government, it is all well-being a powerful voice for human rights in opposition or even before that when they were a campaign for democracy but have to form the government and find ministers and find a president as well. we still don't know who the nld will put forward to parliament to vote on the presidency next year. >> wayne thank you for that, wayne there australia immigration officials say there is a standoff between detainees and officers at christmas island detention center and it's 2000 kilometers northwest of the indian ocean and hold 200 asylum seekers trying to get in the country and we report. >> reporter: australia says it's trying to restore order at the christmas island immigration detention center, one australian politician says the facility is in meltdown and says employees of the company that manages the
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facility have abandon their posts. >> the situation inside the christmas island detention center now is very tense. there are no guards inside the facilities. >> reporter: sources inside the facility say the violence began over the within after the death of a kurdish refugee who tried to escape and in his 30s sought refuge in australia but jailed instead and his body was found at the bottom of a cliff. >> we also know he was suffering from very severe psychological and physical harm due to not only the traumatic circumstances which he quit from as a kurd who had been in iran but also with the prolonged detention which caused him severe harm and also at times left him suicidal. >> reporter: detainee rights groups accused australia
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government of cruel treatment at christmas island and concern of people seeking refuge in australia will get even worse. >> these are people who thee who are staying on christmas island and saying they coming from the use trail yeah uaustralia government and damaged the appeals. >> reporter: they say there is a crisis at the immigration detention centers and says it's time for the government to start being upfront about the conditions at these facilities. >> for us at the moment the priority is to make sure we can restore order within the center of people on the ground are under taking those activities. >> reporter: australia says although it takes a tough stance on asylum seekers it tries to meet international standards when it comes to looking after them. al jazeera. we have a spokesman at the refugee action coalition which
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is an add advocacy group in australia and says the conditions are harsh. >> reporter: the most brutal of the australia detention centers and has been designed so called as behavioral management unit and people are arbitrarily sent there and they are subjected to a very ruthless form of discipline and authoritarian responses that you would perhaps find more similar to maximum security prison although the people certainly have committed no crime and when people are transferred there they are there 24 hours in solitary, 23 hours in solitary and no connection to the internet and have to proceed through a range of acceptable behaviors before they are allowed even to exist in the compound. it's routine for people to be bashed inside christmas island and i think that is the only way you can understand what is happening at christmas island is tensions that have been created
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by a brutal population of people by immigration have responded to a death of one of their own when he was found dead it really set a match to what was already there. the u.n. security council is set to meet on monday to discuss the resent violence in burundi. police in the east african nation are searching for gunmen who killed at least nine people in the capitol and attack happened at a bar on sunday just hours at a deadline for civilians to give up weapons and conducting door to door searches for hidden weapons and many fear a crack down on those who oppose the president and violence hit the country since the zizi controversial and successful bid for a third term and security people say it's necessary to ensure peace in the country. >> translator: there is a new technique that will force us to
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get ahold of the weapons held illegally and carried by those concerned or hidden somewhere. this operation will take as long as it takes but the only thing is there were rumors that made civilians flee. >> reporter: palestinian woman has died after she was shot by israeli security forces during an alleged stabbing at a check point in the occupied check point and another incident on sunday a palestinian man was shot dead after he drove in a group of israelis and the latest unrest comes as the israeli prime minister arrives in washington and benjamin netanyahu is due to meet with u.s. president barack obama later on monday and netanyahu is hoping to make progress for the new u.s. military aid package and the resents violence between israelis and palestinians will be discussed and patty discusses. >> the land of places. >> reporter: eric powell is part of a movement opposing the
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palestinian territories. >> ask what the rage is for and say this palestine be getting bombed and none of y'all will say this. >> reporter: using rap for this and on the eve of the i.s.i.s. of benjamin netanyahu he is not hopeful things will change. >> i honestly don't see it because he has other issues and i don't know how he feels personally but that the administration will definitely see as more important or more prominent than what he needs to get done during the last few months. >> reporter: that is exactly what top white house aids are saying conceding there will not be a two-state solution while the president is in office and may not be talks and amed growing violence they want to hear what steps the prime minister might take to build confidence so the sides will eventually be able to talk again. the u.s. is no longer talking about reevaluating its position on the u.n. security council, they could have allowed a resolution to pass that would
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have demanded a settlement within a certain amount of time and jim manly believes they will not likely take that step. >> he would probably get opposition from some democrats for reelection and just to strengthen ties with israelis. >> could do it without congress but unpopular ahaven't the upper hand in public opinion and when asked if the u.s. could support israel even if interests diverge 45 agreed and the other said the u.s. should support their own interest and looking for a long-term financial agreement and increase in the $3 billion it gets from the u.s. each year and supporters urging israel to get a new bomb called the massive ordinance perpetrator and it could hit the undeground facility. >> providing them with the bomb would prevent the united states from being able to restraint israel should it feel necessary to strike iran's nuclear program and that is where i think the
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u.s. is probably keen not to give up that leverage or delay giving up that leverage as long as it can. >> reporter: the relationship has always been tense after netanyahu personally lobbied congress to kill the iran deal without asking the u.s. president first but u.s. is sending the message they want to put the tension behind him and not what paul expects to hear. >> raise it and enough with the cages. >> reporter: message from the white house, this is not the time for that. patty with al jazeera, washington. there is more to come here on the program including owners of eaterys on greek islands change menus to cater to refugees from the middle east. some say they are making money off poor people. warnings of impending dangers facing hundreds of thousands of refugee children unable to go to school in turkey. ♪
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♪ welcome back, i'm shiulie-ghosh and election show big gains on the aung san suu kyi party and winning 70% of the seats in parliament. australia says it's trying to bring a riot to the controversial immigration detention center on christmas island under control and began protesting when an iranian kurdish man died after escaping over the within and prime minister due to meet president
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obama in a few hours and netanyahu is expected to discuss a new u.s. military aid package regarding the attacks of palestinians on each other. huge numbers of children are missing school and young children who sought sanctuary in turkey and more than half of them are not getting an education and despite policy allowing them to go to school. turkey is being urged to do more for refugee children and lack of education could have dangerous consequences for an entire generation. human right source says there are more than 700,000 refugee children of school age in turkey, only 200,000 of them attended class last year, the language barrier and lack of money are being blamed. and we have the deputy director of the middle east and north africa for human rights watch and says turkey needs international support. >> there are a number of concrete simple measures that it
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could take relatively quickly. first is to better disseminate information about its new directive that was implemented in 2014 to facilitate access of kids to schools. secondly there is also measures that can 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 and both financial and also technical. finally it's time for turkey to look into the issue of working rights for syrian refugees. ultimately any solution will be sustainable who have acquired syrian parents to be able to earn a living, to help put their kids through school. the greek islands used to be best known as tourist hot spots but that is changing with arrival of hundreds of thousands of refugees and as we report new shops and restaurants are opening up to cater for them.
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>> reporter: a scene full of contradictions. juxtaposing money against misery as it showcases both profit and poverty. . >> translator: many businesses are about to close down are now being kept alive. >> reporter: refugees line up to pay what little money they have to local business men and women who have learned to acclimate. the sandwiches may be simple but now menus can be found in various languages. still, catering to crisis has left a bad taste in the mouths of even some of those benefitting from it. like maria and happy to be making some extra cash by selling sim cards she also feels conflict conflicted. >> translator: everybody takes advantage of them, the poor people, i don't think there is
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one single business that doesn't benefit. in the past there was nothing here and just an empty street and that sums it up, now it's like a street party. >> reporter: the capitol of lesbos one new restaurant is not just offering up menus in arabic but serving up middle eastern cuisine too and promised the patrons and most syrians a taste of the homeland they fled. owner insists his endeavor is good for both residents and refuge refugees. >> translator: we should adopt and accept these people and support them in any possible way and a difference of propheting doing hard work and exploitation. >> reporter: a short walk down the street, comfort is in the short supply as nourishment. >> the prices at the shops are very high. when you go to the shops you will find it's very crowded.
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>> reporter: he feels as though some local businesses are trading off their suffering. most of the refugees we spoke with now sleep here in this parking lot told us for them the prices are not an issue, they don't have enough money to go buy food at a grocery store or eat at a restaurant. many say the money they brought with them is close to running out. still even at this hour surely one of their darkest they choose to see some light. >> we have difficulties on the island but we find kindness in the people, that is what makes us feel happy because we cannot find this kindness in other countries. i don't know what to say. i don't know what to say. >> reporter: as the economy on lesbos changes, people change with it. this may look like simple supply and demand but for now the only
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thing you can see clearly is a surplus of despair. mohamed with al jazeera, lesbos, greece. member of the team investigating the metro jet plane crash in egypt has said that 90% certain it was caused by a bomb, the flight from sharm el-sheikh to sta petersburg came down in sinai peninsula killing 224 people and member of investigation said a noise heard in the final second of a cockpit recording indicates a bomb and a memorial in st. petersburg from the crash and many of them were from russian and many from st. petersburg and moscow says they are cancelling flights under suspicion that a bomb brought down the jet. severe blow to the tourism industry which contributes significant revenue to the
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country and paul brennan explains. >> reporter: this month should have been the start of egypt's peek tourism season and the loss of 224 lives in a suspected air bombing is shaping up to be a financial disaster as well as human tragedy and russian and british tourists are the backbone of egyptian market and both have travel bans and several other countries have followed suit. >> immediately the russian market which is about 3 million people a year i think will be very, very hard hit and of course an awful lot of holiday makers from britain and germany and italy are going to be very worried about the message that they send out. >> reporter: tourism makes up nearly 15% of egypt's company and 12% of them work in the tourism sector and recent years have been tough and 2010 egypt saw 14.7 and then it fell to 9.9
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million and tourism revenues peeked to 12.8 billion in 2008 but 2015 is unlikely to exceed 7 billion dollars. russian tourists who booked for egypt are being offered alternative holidays in turkish resorts, the knock on impact is enormous. >> translator: tourist agencies will suffer losses because they cannot sell egypt any more and and have to invest in the alternative and egypt is in shock as a whole because they are losing business, the situation is very difficult. >> reporter: 2015 was supposed to be a turning point for the egyptian tourism industry, this past week should have seen the launch of a 68 million global pr campaign, a three-year deal to promote egypt in 27 global markets. instead the campaign has been shelved, the launch events cancelled, even though in many of these cases i can certainly speak for jordan and tunisia and
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egypt this situation on 99% of the time is very safe and very enjoyable and there is no sense of any security issue but people's perceptions change and for a tour operator who prints the brochure and on line and spends time promoting a destination they get to a point where they say it's not worth it. >> reporter: tourism has faced setbacks in the months and after the massacre of 58 tourists at the temple in 1997 visitor numbers fell 60% and last year a bomb in sinai killed two south koreans and egyptian and they mistakenly bombed mexican tourists in the desert and eight mexicans and four egyptians killed and passenger jets in sharm el-sheikh could resume as early as this friday but inevitably cancellations and lost revenue will impact for months and recovering from the reputational damage to egypt will take even longer, these
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departing tourists may never return. paul brennan, al jazeera. egyptian investigative reporter and human rights activist will be in detention for four days and questioned by military prosecutors. he is accused of publishing false information that may harm national security and he was formally charged earlier on monday. egypt's government says freedom of expression is guaranteed under the law but egypt has more journalists in its presence than ever before. hopes of finding any survivors from thursday's massive mudslide in brazil are quickly fading and rescue crews searching for more than 28 people after two dams burst and hundreds of homes destroyed when a huge wall of mud hit the village of bento rodriguez. germany says up to 113,000
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passengers had flights cancelled on monday because of strike action and carrier grounded 930 flight z as a week long walk out entered its third day and popular brand of noodles is back on sale in india after a five-month band and noodles ordered after the shelves after food experts reported dangerous levels of lead in samples and they proved the instant noodles are not a health hazard and we have more on the story. >> maggie noodles was a well selling product and could find it in small stores like this one through the country, in the southern tropical parts to up north and hill stations by the himalayas and it was cheap, about 20 cents a serving but in june the product was ban after government testing found higher than acceptable lead limits in several samples and led to the product being pulled from store shelves and many of the, whoers who made it to be laid off. and nestle india the company that made it took a hit to
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product and reputation and last month they found systemels said lead was within acceptable norms and they had a new problem a product that was available everywhere back on the store shelves and plan to do by next week but nestle india announced the product would be available online to cash in on the celebrations set for wednesday. although nestle india reputation and sales took a hit by the ban they are confident that by next week markets like this one will be filled with people buying maggie here and throughout the country. 3,000 of the brightest world scientists and engineer are in qatar for the world robot olympiad and we went to meet some of them. >> reporter: with just 2 1/2 hours to finalize then build their robots these machines must deliver the correct blocks to the top of the correct mountain,
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no easy feit when it has to operate without human intervention. this year's event brings together more than 3,000 young robot enthusiasts from more than 35 countries intent of learning and showing off their skills. >> we have an advantage and we can talk to each other and know about the advantages and we can learn from them. >> it makes our brain like more advanc advanced. >> no matter how big or small, you just have to imagine it. >> you listen to people talking about interesting things and you learn about it. >> reporter: in one competition teams designed robots to extract resources from potentially dangerous places, from water on mars to volcanic ash mining, and each time judged on creativity and ingenuity. >> we are seeing something that
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is way out of the box and still in the theme but something we have not seen before and expected whatsoever that has been cool to see like someone who found micro organisms which you say is natural resources. >> reporter: then there is football, two robots aside with thousands of man hours behind the design and build of each robot player. [whistle] the building blocks are on the imagination and to add to it a robotic with some of the smartest young minds in the world and you have a spectacle of a serious global sporting eve event looking what they programmed the robots to do is great and gets people interest and if science is fun or education is fun people will be interested and interested in becoming the scientists and engineers of the future. >> reporter: malaysia team takes the title but consensus is
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bringing so many young people from around the world together in the name of technology is a winning formula, al jazeera, doha. you can keep up to date with all the day's news on our website, the address al >> i'm ali velshi. "on target" tonight, hitting the brakes. red light cameras set up to make intersections safer also make a ton of revenue for america's cities. yellow lights and quick money that makes it hard to stop more than one. >> i'm talking tonight about two subjects that may not seem to belong in the same discussion. one is the number of people killed or injured in traffic accidents in american cities. the other is the lawrnlg budget