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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello there. i'm barbara, sarah. coming up in the next 60 minutes. russia steps up its war of wards with turkey questioning whether it is serious about fighting what it calls terrorism in syria. plus -- ♪ >> francois hollande says france will respond to the paris attacks with more music and concerts at a somber ceremony for the 130 victims.
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>> i teeming my story! because i'm black! >> a tense protest in the heart of chicago. i will have all of the sports story for you. belgium get the early advantage in the davis cup final. we'll tell you if the hosts are able to hold on to their lead. ♪ thank you for joining us. russia has questioned whether turkey has any real intention of fighting what it describes as terrorism in syria. the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov made the comment after meeting his syrian counterpart in moscow. it's the latest in the war of words between the two countries after turkey shot down a russian
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fighter jet on tuesday. in a further sign of worsening relations, moscow will suspend visa free travel on january 1st. the turkish president has offered to meet with vladimir putin at the paris talks next week but he is standing his ground saying that russia is playing with fire. rory challands has more from moscow. >> reporter: strategic partners was how this man described syria in russia and the country's foreign ministers were certainly speaking with one voice on friday. >> translator: isis militants receive free weapons and passage. we are talking about militants from several countries. they receive medical help and weapons from turkey. >> reporter: they were meeting to discussion practical steps for pushing forward the vienna
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process. the mechanism, it is hoped will find a political settlement for syria. >> translator: we have agreed that a list of terrorist groups that will be excluded from any political negotiations needs to be drafted. it will then need to go through the u.n. security council. it is absolutely clear that without it political peace talks between moderate opposition and the syrian government cannot take place. >> reporter: in russia there was a funeral. he and the pilot shot dead parachuting to the ground are viewed as heros in russia. not in turkey these protesters are calling russia's military murders. putin is depicted as a vampire. president erdogan has accused the russian president of playing
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with fire by bombing syria's opposition and propping up the syrian government. >> translator: the day this incident happened i requested a meeting from him. i wanted to told a telephone conversation with him. but he has not returned by calls yet. there is a climate change conference in paris. i believe he'll be there. we can meet there and discuss these matters. >> reporter: for the moment the kremlin isn't answering. while formalized sanctions are being drawn up russian inspectors have finding reasons to reject produce. visa free travel will be suspended starting january 1st. rory challands al jazeera, moscow. joining me now live from washington, d.c. is a fellow at the washington institution focusing on russia's policy
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towards the middle east. madam thank you so much for joining us. we were just listening to that report by rory challands so the suspension of visa-free travel strong words between the two leaders, and apparent refusal, really to meet at the paris summit neck week but i guess considering what could have happened does it look to you like all of this is going to go towards a deescalation. >> neither side wants a direct military confrontation. i think we'll see a lot of strong language in the coming days and weeks. their personalities are very similar and neither is going to want to back down. so i think we'll see more of these tennings but neither side really wans a direct confrontation. >> no direct confrontation, though you say we're going to see more tensions. are these tensions going to have an impact on the rest of the
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coalition on the fight against isil which obviously all of these countries are there for. >> a couple of things. first in terms of the visa-free travel from the russian perspective. certainly turkey is one of the two key tourist destination for russia tourists. so this will hurt russian citizens first. having said that currently this is not the tourist season. now beyond that you know, this incident just highlights once again how a reckless putin has been, how inconsiderate he has been of international security with his syria intervention because for him it's all about undermining the west. erdogan has real security issues in turkey. whereas for putin this is all about undermining nato.
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>> francois hollande did go and visit vladimir putin, francois hollande obviously trying to gather more support for strengthening of the fight against isil so obviously france anyway is opening up to russia trying to get them involved or at least on their side is there anything that the crucial western countries, the u.s. and france among them is there anything they can do to try to de-escalate tennings between russia and turkey? >> they can certainly use diplomacy, economic pressure and so forth. and especially behind the scenes they are doing that. i think it's important to remember though that putin -- he certainly has been trying to divide the nato alliance for years. this incident with the turkish air jet is not the first. it comes in the context of prior violations of turkish air space, and for years he has been
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violating air space of other nato allies it's just this is the first time there has been a response. perhaps he has been surprised because he is not used to push back to incursions like this. and i think the most important thing is that nato and the west at large does not let putin get his way, that the alliance remains united that putin doesn't succeed in dividing the west. >> madam thank you for sharing your views with us. >> thank you. syrian opposition groups say a new wave of air strikes on the city of raqqa has killed at least eight people including five children. this video is said to show the aftermath of strikes in the city in northeastern syria which isil considers its capitol. the agency says the strikes were carried out by russian jets which targeted civilian areas.
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our correspondent sent us this update on the situation in raqqa. >> translator: the sound of shelling and air strikes hardly stopped in this area bordering turkey near the latakia countryside, especially the turkmen mountains. in this is part of the turkmen mountains that has been under heavy shelling all morning. after the rebel forces managed to take control of the whole area it has been under heavy bombard bombardment. regime controlled the area earlier this week and the rebels retook it on tuesday. this is when the russian air strikes started to target the area. the regime launched their offensive and took over the area yesterday afternoon, backed by heavy artillery and air strikes, but later was taken by the rebel forces who were sweeping the area. the opposition fighters claimed
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that seized two tanks and a number of armored vehicles. as i said earlier, this area has witnessed hit and run attacks and it is difficult to predict what will take place and who will be in charge in the next few hours. at least 27 people have been killed in two separate attacks in iraq. 11 of the dead are civilians. and 16 solders decided in a suicide bombing in the isil-controlled air of ramadi. hundreds of people have turned out in istanbul to show their support for two journalists being held in a turkish prison. the demonstration of solidarity was held outside of the headquarters of the newspaper. the peerp's editor and chief and correspondent are charged with willingly aiding an armed group, and with espionage. in may the paper printed images
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that it said showed turkish trucks smuggling arms to syrian rebels. the government rejects the allegations. and still to come in this news hour . . . racist and religious attacks rocket around europe as the paris killings play into the hands of the far right. plus . . . pope francis denounces the wealthy minority. and in sport, history is made as test cricket happens at night for the first time ever. details with robin a little later in the program. ♪ belgium police have charged the sixth suspect over the deadly series of attacks in paris two weeks ago, during which 130 were killed. prosecutors say the man is
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accused of murder and participation in the activities of a terrorist group. nadim baba has more from brussels. >> reporter: the latest person to be charged in belgium in connection with the paris attacks was arrested in brussels on thursday. police and prosecutors are not naming him, but it's believed that in fact he is the brother of somebody who was arrested on thursday in the east along with their father. one brother and the father have been released. another brother charged without being named. we do have some details of the other suspects who are still in custody. let's not forget that one of the alleged attackers is still on the run, suspected of being somewhere in belgium. two of the suspects who have been charged here are alleged to have actually gone to france to pick him up and bring him back
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a third who prosecutors are calling ali o allegedly took him too at part of the capitol, and then a 39-year-old moroccan man was charged after handguns and traces of blood were found in his vehicle. there are many more who have been arrested in belgium, and released without charge. but the security services have been very very busy. the threat levelel has been reduced to level 3 here in brussels meaning the threat is serious but not imminent. so possibly authorities believe that everybody suspected of taking part in the paris attacks or planning new attacks has now been arrested. that said there are still a lot of security forces on the streets of brussels and people are still very very weary of what might happen. french president francois
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hollande has lead a ceremony in paris to remember the 130 victims killed in the attacks. isil claimed responsibility for the attacks in various locations around the city. jacky rowland reports now from paris. >> reporter: it was a moment for national mourning and personal grieving. in this solemn setting bereaved families and survivors of the attacks came together to remember the 130 people who were killed. their names were head out one by one. standing alone, president francois hollande. in the two weeks since the attacks he has sought to reaffirm french values while honoring the dead. they were mostly young people in their 20s and 30s. killed while they were out, enjoying life.
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>> translator: i salute this new generation. it is not afraid. it is lucid and enterprising. in the image of the innocence we mourn, it will i believe know greatness, it will live on in the names of the dead that we mourn today. this generation has now become the face of france. >> reporter: the president's words were somber but also defiant as he promised to wage a war against the attackers and those who supported them. >> translator: to all of you, i solemnly promise that france will do everything to destroy the army of fanatics who committed these crimes. it will protect its children. france will remain herself as the dead loved her, and they would have wished her to remain. >> reporter: standing with the familiar list members of the emergency services that were on duty that night. but at least two families chose to stay away.
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they say the government hasn't learned the security lessons from the charlie hebdo attacks earlier this year and accused it on failing to make good on its promise to keep the french people safe. from windows and balconies people displayed the french flag, their way of saying the loss was a tragedy shared by the nation. francois lost two of his friends in the paris attacks and is founder of a think tank that promotes intercultural dialogue. he said the causes of terrorism must be understood if they are to be defeated. >> what we do is we organize debates around france every monk on a specific theme. that is very specific to the
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french french society, but we extend it through europe. and it makes them confront their opinions. maybe we have someone who is a national front partisan and a member of a muslim community and they can confront their opinions and their views, and from that we want propositions we want them to come on a common ground and say, oh we agree on this maybe we can try to implement this. after that what we want is to create the first step of them getting to know each other. getting to, you know have an incite of what their lives look like because it's so different, so different, and maybe if we understand each other's life, then maybe we will be more tolerant tolerant, and maybe there will be less violence. anti-racism groups across europe has reported a rise in the number of attackst against muslims and minorities since the
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paris attacks. in poland a new right-wing government wants to make it harder for refugees to enter. lawrence lee reports from warsaw. >> reporter: having your own restaurant may be a dream come true for many people but for the owner of this place it's a constant reminder of what he has lost. he played for one of warsaw's leading football teams. harbored dreams of turning out for his native nigeria. but his career was interrupted after a racist attack left him with a broken arm. he gave it all up to run his restaurant and raise a young family, and now his son is getting the abuse as well. >> i came to pick my son from the school and one of his friends said to him, alex monkey is here for you. my son was so embarrassed. he was seven years old. and i was looking at the teacher to do something.
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she didn't say anything. >> reporter: derelict racism in poland is nothing new, but it is getting worse. they shouted about france here which is hardly sympathetic. in this demonstration last week they chanted raped beaten murdered by the islamic horde, don't let this happen to you. poland must stay catholic. omar works with refugees trying to come to poland. he says the attacks in paris have given the far right all it needs to feel morally justified. >> the people who are with the refugees feel so broken. they feel unvalidated. all of the points they try to make that muslims are peaceful people were crushed. islam poebia and other
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racist attacks rocketed around europe after the charlie hebdo shootings at the start of the year. but what worries many is that right-wing governments who now say that migrants might be terrorists are given an open goal againsts racism. >> terrorists are also definiting and killing people in other countries. >> reporter: as elsewhere, mosques now have security to stop people from putting pigs' heads through the windows. the police didn't do anything to stop this crowd of burning an effigy of a jew. at least six children are reported to have died after boats carrying refugees to
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greece sank in two incidents off of the turkish coast. they were among a group of ally sum seekers that set off in the town. the turkish coast guard rescued 51 others on board the vessel. well as winter draws on conditions are worsening for the refugees arriving and making their way through europe. many are children. joining us now via skype, to talk more about this is yuan testify's spokesperson chris ter tidy. thank you for joining us. as we were just hearing there, there has been a pick up in the number of refugees continuing to rife in greece. tell us about the difficulties they face them now, of course as the european winter is closing in. >> sure i can tell you being down the last two days at the
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borders between greece and macedonia, that the conditions have been brutal. it has been very very cold. and certainly what we have seen is that children and pregnant mothers who have been on the move they are exhausted and having to deal with these terrible conditions on top of that, it has been really challenging for them. >> of course we have been hearing about how a lot of those countries are closing their borders, putting up fences making it harder for refugees and asylum seekers to -- to go through. how, i guess dangerous is it to be outside right now for extended periods of time? >> i think it's extremely dangerous. we have to say without question that children are the most vulnerable, and when they are outside, you know, we have seen a number of children yesterday who had spent the better part of a week basically being stuck at the border and they are being exposed to the elements. i saw a number of children who
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had already picked up respiratory infections and so on. basically they are spending every night out in the open without enough to keep them warm and, you know, as -- as that drags on then certainly the risk to children will -- will go up, and, you know really their lives are under threat there's no question about that. >> we saw a few months ago, the death of the 3 year old who was found washed up on a beach, and that really seemed to focus the attention of the world on the crisis and the difficulties and pain felt by the children who are the most vulnerable in all of this. has the focus now slightly shifted away? do you get a sense that the attacks in paris perhaps have caused people to be more doubtful about helping these people? >> we're certainly aware of the news and a lot of the rhetoric
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which has been going on certainly since -- since the attacks, but for us on the ground you know, the people that are working, our humanitarian partners the local authorities, they really are, i think, doing their best and are certainly very aware of the particular concerns that -- and vulnerabilities that children face. but for us ultimately children are children first and they have -- they have rights all the way across the board and those rights have to be respected and we have to help them. >> christopher tidy thank you. we really appreciate your time. >> thanks for having me. two palestinians have been killed after ramming their cars into israeli solders in the occupied west bank. one was shot dead by a civilian after driving at two socials near a settlement. he was identified as the brother of a man killed on sunday after carrying out a similar attack. several hours later another
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palestinian man was shot dead after injuring six soldiers near hebron. and a palestinian is being treated after he was stabbed by an israeli settler in bethlehem. a suicide bomber has blown himself up among crowds of shia muslims taking part in a procession. people there sayst ten people have been killed. no one has claimed responsibility, but the armed group, boko haram regularly carries out attacks in the area. pope francis has spoken out against corruption and what he calls tribalism in kenya. he told the thousands of young people who came to here him in nairobi that corruption is an obstacle to progress. catherine soi sends us this report. >> reporter: you would be forgiven for thinking this was a concert, but it was a rock star
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welcome for the pope. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: he said today was the highlight of his trip. the day he got to meet and listen to young people and the poor. he has been focusing on unity, reconciliation, and family values. but it is here speaking to young people and the country's leadership that he gave his most political message. he spoke up strongly against corruption tribalism, terrorism. he said young people are the backbone of any country, and urged leaders here not to ignore the youth. he says the fight against corruption goes hand in hand with economic empowerment for young people. >> translator: tribalism can destroy. it can mean having a hand hidden behind your back and having a stone to throw at others.
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>> reporter: this man told us the message resinates with many in kenya. >> corruption is something that is eating up our society, and i think the kenyan leaders are listening, and we are going to experience change after this visit, i'm hoping. >> reporter: earlier the pope sent time with representatives of some of nairobi's informal settlement. he calls on leaders to make sure that all sections of the population get to lead a dignified live. he delivered a tough message in his gentle way. [ cheers ] >> reporter: catherine soi, alyaz, nairobi. and pope francis has now moved on to uganda. he will be spending two days in
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the capitol. he has being hosted at the presidential palace by uganda's leader. there has been heighten security throughout the trip but the pope has been quoted a saying he is more worried about mosquitos. more to come peeking into north korea, the chinese tourists getting a chance to see their reclusive neighbors. and we'll tell you about the argin teenian side heading to one of the most prestigeous events for the first time.
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francois hollande has lead a ceremony in paris to remember the 130 victims killed in the november 13th attacks. in belgium a sixth suspect has been charged. thousands of people are on the streets of chicago for a protest organized by the black lives matter organization which rallies against alleged racism against u.s. law enforcement. it is in response to tuesday's release of video showing a police officer killing a black suspect in the city last year. the protesters want to block the main shopping area on black friday which is an international retail sales event. so what is happening at the march right now? let's go to alan fisher live in chicago. what is happening there right now and where are you alan? >> well we were moved off of the main michigan avenue which is roughly where that police car is and you can see normally at
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this time on the day after thanksgiving that street would be packed. police have closed the street off because of the hundreds of protesters who were here. they decided they would come out on the day after thanksgiving known as black friday because it is a big day for sales, one of the biggest days or sales in the u.s. to try to close down some of the stores on what is known as chicago's magic mile michigan where all of the big-name designer stores are. the intention was to march, and then block the stores to stop people from getting in and out, but the police were there with their bicycles they were there in numbers, and were able to diffuse the protest at an early stage. so we have around 3 or 400 people on a very cold and wet day listening to speeches. people demanding justice for
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laquan mcdonald, he was the 17-year-old who 13 months ago was shot dead by a police officer. 16 bullets entered his body in just a few seconds. and the video of that incident two days ago was released. the same day the officer was arrested and charged with first degree murder. these people say it never should have taken 14 months for the delay. >> and alan certainly since the start of the year there has been a lot of focus on black mainly men dying at the hands of alleged police brutality, which is why this group was formed. beyond this case is it still something that is garnering a lot of attention in the u.s. >> very much so.
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and it shows that it isn't going to go away. and what it does show as well is that these are not just isolated incidents. it's not just one or two incidents, but it is happening on a fairly regular basis across the country. and that is why these community groups are saying that the time is now to change the tactics; that they should make their economic voice heard, their political voice heard and they should take to the streets to get the police service that they want and deserve, and to get the political representation that they want and deserve. this is going to be a big issue going into 2016 which is an election year and it is going to be a big issue ongoing here. it's a cold very wet day in chicago can attract hundreds and hundreds out on the streets that shows the depth of feeling in some of these communities. >> alan thank you. staying in the u.s.
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republican presidential hopeful donald trump is denying accusations that he mocked a journalist with a disability. he says the reporter is using his condition to grandstand. donald trump's third controversy when it was assumed he impersonated a "new york times" writer who suffers from a muscle condition that effects his movement. trump says he was just showing a person grovelling. in guatemala occasions of child abuse is made every hour. david mercer reports now from guatemala city. >> reporter: behind the steel door and razor wire a safe house for young victims of violence. all of the girls here have been
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sexually assaulted, some as young as 12. now some have babies of their own. we can't show their faces, and only with the help of trusted psychologists are the girls able to talk about their past. >> translator: it is really hard to hear the girls' stories, they arrive with low self-esteem and behavior problems. many have suicidal thoughts. they have lost their childhood because of this abuse. >> reporter: guatemala is one of the world's most violent countries. every hour a child in guatemala is beaten or raped. and each day 15 children disappear. many turn up dead some horribly disfigured. brutal acts deeply routed in the country's history. a 36-year civil war ripped the country apart.
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now the challenge is to strengthen institutions and reinforce the rule of law. >> reporter: over the past few years guatemalan authorities have tried to stop violence against children, but while a more focused approach has lead to more arrest and prosecutions activists insist more need to be done. >> translator: we should not toll late these kinds of things. we need to show congress stricter laws are needed. we need to show that we can protect kids and whoever hurts a child will go to jail. >> reporter: the child protection specialist believes guatemala has reached a crisis point, but he says they could make children's rights a priority with help from the international community. >> translator: international pressure could help the government and the people recognize the severity of this violence. every day life here has normalized this.
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and we need people from the outside to show us that it's not normal that children are murdered and sexually abused. the attorney general now wants to create specialized teams with dedicated prosecutors and investigators to fight crimes against children. for the country's most vulnerable such changes cannot happen soon enough. david mercer al jazeera, in guatemala city. cultural traditions are being challenged at the first african summit which aims to end child marriage. the practice is common in zambia from the summit tania page reports. >> reporter: the girl in this dramatization is about to be forced into a marriage. she is crying because it is the
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end of her childhood, but soon she is saved. but most of the time there is no rescue. while marrying someone under 18 is illegal in many african countries most have customary law where it is allowed but soon zambia may not have a duel system. >> for zambia we have decided to just have one law. so we have a marriage bill in draft right now that doesn't allow for customary marriage. >> reporter: unicef says by 2050 the number of child brides in africa will more than double to 310 million. at the first african girls summit on ending child marriage delegates are sharing ideas on how to combat it at every level of society from encouraging governments to include child protection rights in all policies, to combatting it in
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the rural areas where the problem is greatest. plan international is trying to teach girls about their rights and provide a way for them to earn money. this is the sown of opportunity for these them. the mill means these two women can earn a living selling ground maze. this woman got married when she was just 15. >> translator: i had no choice because my parents couldn't afford to take us to school. i was just at home doing nothing. i didn't want to get married. >> reporter: education is key. malina wants to teach her daughter about girl power. >> translator: it means girls coming together with energy not the old ladies because we have the power to change our lives as girls. >> reporter: she's trying to take control of her life by
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breaking the cycle of poverty so her daughter stay in school creating a nutrition for her young family. tania page al jazeera, zambia. burr -- 13 were arrested and weapons and bomb-making materials were seized. it comes as the west african nation prepares for elections on sunday that many hope will be a fresh start. it began in october of last year when the people rose up against the long-time ruler who then fled to the neighboring ivory coast. and in september, army leaders, tried to take back power in a coup. the people again took to the streets, helping to stop it. that delayed the elections until
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this weekend. our correspondent reports from the capitol. >> reporter: a photo exhibition on the streets. every day human rights activist is placed photographs of the popular upriding in burkina faso last october. just days to go before the elections and he says he doesn't want the reasons for tlef lugs forgotten. >> translator: it is important that people remember what happened in october 2014. the struggle for change. the expression by the youth of this country of their desire for change. true democracy and human rights. >> reporter: the political crisis began when president blaiz come padre who ruled for 27 years attempted to change the constitution to stay in power. the move was met with anger. thousands of people poured on to the streets, and as the protests turned in to massive uprising
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the president fled for neighboring ivory coast. >> translator: i can't really describe my feelings the moment he left the country. i felt joy. at the same time i felt proud that we have accomplished such a huge task. >> reporter: a new transitional government was put in place and charged with organizing elections. two months ago the country was again plunged into a crisis when the powerful presidential guard detained the leaders. quick action help restore the administration. the elections on sunday will bring the transition to an end. >> translator: people are watching the candidates closely. there's no one of them who has not worked with blaze come parry. the actors are still the same.
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>> reporter: people believe something will come out of these elections. thai police have arrested two people that they believe were plotting an armed attack on up coming events to commemorate the monarchy. they are allegedly connected to the red shirt movement loyal to the ousted prime minister. elsewhere the military government is battling on the grounds fighting for independence in the south. wayne haye reports now. >> reporter: walking into the crusade mosque is painful for this woman. it's where her father and 31 others were killed by the army 11 years ago. the military said they were all separatists fighters. she says her father was innocent. >> translator: why wouldn't the army try to catch them alive? they were all killed. the authorities used full force to deal with the situation. it was too much.
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>> reporter: it was one of two major incidents in 2004. 85 demonstrators died. almost 80 of them were suffocated in police trucks. since then violent attacks by separatists have increased. a new round of unofficial peace talks is underway between the thai army and the umbrella organization representing moat of the ethnic muslim groups. >> independence is still the goal of all of the groups. right up to this moment no groups has dropped its claim for independence. >> translator: independence is definitely not an option. this peace deal will not yield independence as a result. >> reporter: there is also some doubt about whether the right people are represented from the most violent group, national revolutionary front. >> it's quite obvious the people that -- the remembers who are
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with them do not have command and control on the ground. so that means that the violence will continue. >> reporter: and as it does the death toll rises. on this occasion two border guard policemen were gunned down in an ambush. there is a several level of support among muslims for independence, but for many the goal is much more simple. they say they want to receive a better deal from bangkok. they want a greater say in their own destiny, better education, more jobs and they want to be heard. >> translator: both sides need to hear our voices and our thoughts. we have been effected by the violence so they need to listen to us and include us in the peace process. >> reporter: there's no word on when the next round of talks will take place. the people in southern thailand can only hope that peace will
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eventually come. a canadian actress has hit out at beijing after she was barred from attending the miss world pageant. she was crowned miss world canada earlier this year but was unable to get a visa to china. she says she is being punished for speaking out against beijing. >> ask the chinese government why is it afraid to let in a beauty queen. ask them what kind of precedent this will set. ask them whether they would also bar olympic athletes from participating in the winter olympic games just because they have different views that the communist party don't agree with. what if they are tibet tan or uyghur origin?
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tourism is on the up near north korea's border with china. river boat cruises are increasingly popular. rob mcbride reports now from the river which runs between the countries. >> reporter: it's the unishlal way through north korea's back door, with one of a growing number of chinese tour groups taking a boat trip along the river. this one goes right into north korean territory. just a couple of minutes from this chinese bank of the river, we're in the north korean part of the river with north korean territory on either side. the chinese tourists a chance to peer into the lives of their reclusive neighbors, largely oblivious to the passing boats, daily life continues. but we haven't escaped the attentions of the traders who
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make a living from these relatively rich i haves ors, selling from their small boats. this section of the river has become a floating market and all under the gaze of border guards who don't seem to care. the north koreans don't have much to sell but our boat load of tourists seem to want what they do have. we are soon stocked up. and then announced for sale north korean bank notes. a great souvenir. still ahead this news hour a dose of disrespect for dr. steel hammer ahead of the title weight fight. details coming up in sport. ♪
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♪ well it's a time to get all of the sports news now. here is robin. >> thank you very much. it's all level in the davis cup final. andy murray has tied with a straight set win, 6-3, 6-2, and 7-5 on that one. belgium took the early lead on friday. turning around a two-set deficit against the british opponent.
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bellgium trying to win their first-ever crown. >> i knew i had a chance and i had to take it but if i can play three sets like this okay. no problem. he plays unbelievable, but i knew it is always tough when you are young and you are playing your first match. and you are scared to play three sets like this. it is always tough. >> on paper i was meant not to win, but we're playing on a clay court. i believed i could win, and you could see that the way i was going in the first two sets, i knew i could win. i was playing well enough. so yeah i mean that's probably why i was upset at the end. >> formula one motor sport news now. [ inaudible ] practice at the season-exing grand prix. the german just a 10th of a
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second faster than lewis hamilton who has of course already sewn up his championship title. rossberg made the best of the [ inaudible ] to top the time sheet in the end. clich ka will be one pound lighter than his opponent. fury initially refusing to shake hands with the ukrainian. heavyweight champion hasn't lost in 11 years, and as you will see eventually shook hands ahead of saturday's right. south africa have lost a test series away from home for the first time in nine years. india bowled south africa out on day 3 to win a 124-round victory. a total of 12 wickets have
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fallen in the first day-night test match taking place between australia and new zealand. new zealand were bowled out for 202 before it even got dark. australia ending the first day of this test on 403-2. pakistan is trying to level their series with england. james starting with the bat, scored 38 of just 24 balls. pakistan 93 for 4. jacky still needs to come the former fifa president remains in stable condition. he is said to be responding positively to treat. he lead fifa between 1974 and 1988. in 2014 he was hospitaled for a
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respiratory infection. argentinian side [ inaudible ] reigning champions river plate in one of the most prestigeous tournaments. >> reporter: a 1-0 lead from the first leg of this semifinal. they quickly extended their lead in buenos aires. taking advantage of this goalkeeper's mistake. the all argentinian encounter appeared to be over when this man got his fifth goal of the campaign. that put hurricanes up. in the second half river gave themselves a chance. moura scored twice to make it
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2-2. 3-2 on aggregate as they try to get one more. river has carlos sanchez sent off for an altercation with a ball boy. but hurricane held on to reach the final for a third time. that's it. it's back to barbara. >> robin thank you. the u.k. coast guard has found space debris off the southwest coast of england. it's thought it's from the u.s. rocket that was carrying cargo to the international space station when it blew up minutes after takeoff in june. it was initially mistaken for a dead whale buzz it was covered in barnacles. that's it for me and the rest of the news hour team we'll be back
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in just a moment. thank you for watching. bye-bye. ♪
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