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al jazeera america. losing patience - protests in greece and turkey over a growing refugee crisis. hello, you're watching al jazeera live from london. coming up, flare-up in the caucuses. forces fight over a disputed region. deadly flash floods in kabul leave many asking where 15 years of aid money went. for years the population has been dwindling, the monarch butterfly is finally making a
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comeback in mexico. >> now, it's two days until the european's deal to send asylum seekers back to turkey comes into force, and people in greece and turkey are losing patience. there has been protests over the thousands of refugees and migrants that are camped there. residents say the livelihoods are at risk, but residents say they are suffering the same fate. we have this report from zeina khodr in northern greece. >> reporter: attitudes are changing, compassion giving way to anger. at first there was solidarity with refugees and migrants. now the people are telling the government in athens that livelihoods are at risk. some are furious, saying the quiet town no longer belongs to them. >> when they came here we embraced them and gave them
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things, now our lives are unbearable. we are scared to allow our children to play in the streets. no one explains why they are staying here. >> reporter: the refugees and migrants have been living in the fields, close to the boarder for weeks. people in the village say the refugees have been stealing their chickens, and for the gree
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this used to be a transit camp. a few hundred agreed to move to camps prepared by greek authorities. the majority here are reluctant. activists blame the e.u. for what they say is a lack of transparency. they set up the center to explain official options for those dropped in greece. >> our message is let all the people in. there's nothing - something like this does not exist. our message is listen to the people on the ground that are stuck, not treated according to human rights, a procedure that is set in place for people to exit the asylum seekers doesn't work at all. >> the people are under impossible strain. they temporarily block the highway, hoping that the authorities will act. once they left, refugees and
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migrants that believe the boarder will open, make their way along what has become a road to nowhere. >> meanwhile, in western turkey, around 300 locals demonstrated against the setting up of desks and the building of refugees. it will house asylum seekers sent back to turkey from europe. >> first of all, we don't know who the people are. there are not only syrians in the group, there's members of the p.k.k. and people from sim back we. no one knows who they are. how can i be sure they are not terrorists. we feel sorry for the migrants. we know the policies are wrong. there's no need to say more. >> the mayor is worried about the effect the influx will have on the town. >> the infrastructure is not suitable for this.
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no one asked opinion of people. first of all there are concerns over security, and where the people, the children would live, and where they would beeducated. when you look at the latest data released by the world health organisation, it will be under threat, especially in the areas where they will build camps. >> this is one of the turkey towns due to receive funding from the e.u. deal. the mayor says it will help them to cope with n influx. the population is 93,000 citizens, and 12300 guests. we never calm them refugees, but guests. >> the worst event is the wore in syria. the best is a humanitarian effort. now we are hosting more refugees, and share everything - meals, streets, air. >> moving to the other top story.
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azerbaijan says 12 soldiers have been killed in fighting with their forces. both accuse each other of violating a ceasefire ending a conflict in the 1990s. 18 soldiers have been killed. a civilian killed when azerbaijan used tanks, artillery and aircraft. >> the armenian president said it's the heaviest fighting since the 1994 ceasefire. >> the enemy used air force, artillery and military personnel carriers of all types. the losses infantry and artillery are multiple. we have lost people. for now we have 18 people killed and 35 injured earlier i spoke to an expert on the caucuses and a foreign policy analyst and she said azerbaijan is frustrated at the lack of protests in peace talks. >> they have been trying to
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attract more of international community's attention into the conflict resolution effort. at the same time this escalation coincides with a period of time when armenia decided to enter the russian union, citing security reasons, inside the situation will go on unless the sites find the courage to step up. however, given that the escalation has been growing, it's increasingly difficult to achieve progress at a peace table when the weapons are firing in the background turkey's newsagency says five soldiers have been killed. the assault has been blamed on kurdish p.k.k. rebels. they were carrying out a military operation when a bomb left by p.k.k. rebels was remotely detonated.
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>> belgium police arrested around two dozen left wing protesters. the protest denouncing islamaphobia was denounced in defines of demonstrations. riot police have been guarding the neighbourhood. far right groups blamed a demonstration, and antiracist supporters were planning to turn up. >> brussel's international airport will reopen on sunday. the departure hall was damaged when attacked by suicide bombers, the metro station was hit shortly afterwards. 32 people were killed in the attacks. the ring was delayed as the government tried to reach a deal over new security measures for passengers entering the airport terminals. north korean state media released photographs of kim jong un watching a test of what it calls a new-type of anti-air
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guided weapon system. it showed kim watching missiles blow up aerial targets. south korea said north korea faired a missile on friday, hours after they were urged not to minors were abducted. military operations to recover them is under way. and tribal elders tried negotiating their release. >> four days of rain with a lack of drainage led to the capital being submerged under up to 50 centimetres of water. the aid sent there has been ear-marked for infrastructure, but as reported. many are asking where all that money went. >> it said the best way to get to know a city is to walk it. that's a tall order for the 6
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million residents of kabul. the afghan capital seems to be soaking in rainwater. when newspaper editorial suggested residents wanted to go anywhere use a boat... ..our children are stranded in the school. there's no one to help them out. it's difficult for sick people to access hospitals and many are having trouble going anywhere. when it rains streets of gash in and mud are -- garbage and mud are turned into rivers. most cars can't navigate. there's no water drainage system. all we see is water floating in the city. there's no one to do the work properly. everyone is filling their own pocket. the problem has to be solved. >> billions of dollars of
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international aid poured into post war afghanistan. most residents think the money has been misspent by ministers and greedy politicians. government politicians hire ministers for construction projects or get kickbacks when awarding projects. >> if the money is spent the right way. there'd not be a situation like this. >> reporter: some residents say the construction materials used in public works are often substandard. residents say most of the new roads and infrastructure last only a few years and need repairs or a rebuild. >> translation: as we all know, the kaboom city is not -- kabul city is not a normal city. about 75% of buildings were built without urban planning. >> reporter: international assistance in the past two
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decades was believed to be a rare opportunity for afghanistan to reinvent itself. and become a 21st century city. now with little chance of an outpouring, afghans believe they'll have to do it themselves, take responsibility and rely on their own resourcefulness turkey's president says he's concerned about rising islamaphobia in the united states. recep tayyip erdogan made the comments while opening a new center. he condemned the u.s. candidates for saying muslims were terrorists. >> it is interesting and chockichoc chock -- shocking to hear some presidential candidates making
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these statements kenya marks an anniversary of an attack in which 148 died. philippines drought frustrations, three are killed as demonstrations by farmers turn
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. >> welcome back, you're watching al jazeera. let's take you through the top stories, there has been anti-refugee protests as the e.u.'s plans to resettle them in turkey gets closer. residents want them gone, and
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those in turkey are against setting up a facility to house them. >> there has been fighting in the disputed roj joonls. both sides report casualties, and accused each other of violating a ceasefire that has been in place since 1994. two dozen protesters arrested, who were defying a ban on demonstrations. officers arrested a number of right wing protesters, where far right groups planned a demonstration. in other stories - a memorial service has been held in kenya from 148 killed in an attack on the university. fires from the eastern army group stormed the camp, parking a 15 hour siege. malcolm webb was at the
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commemorationent the victims of the university attack came to learn, but their studies and their lives were brutally cut short. many complain the authorities did nothing to prevent the attack, in spite of being warned, and changes came too late. >> now the local government paid for a memorial inscribed with their names. >> we have elaborate measures for the county and the region, to make sure every kenyan that comes here to do business, to work, to study is set. >> a year ago 142 students were killed, and dozens injured when government from somali attacked the campus. at this memorial, survivors
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struggled. officials, university staff and people have gathered to commemorate those that were killed. most of the students that survived are not here. te maim from other parts of kenya, and most say they never want to come back. >> in the new campus these held their own. the attackers went from room to room, killing everyone. somehow missing his. >> translation: at night, when people are talking, some guys feel like they are back. it's always haunting artists paint a mural on a renovated building. university staff say the cleaned
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up classrooms and security will attract a new intake of opportunities from across the country, and hope many lives lost will not put them off thousands of protesters have gone out on the streets of columbia taking part in ain peace marchers. they are angry about the peace talks with guerilla groups thousands of supporters of former president and other right-wing parties have taken to the streets in columbia in 21 different towns and cities. they are protesting against the government, and in particular against the ongoing peace process between the government and the rebel group. they see this process as a selling out of the countries. they fear that columbia can turn into a socialist country similar
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to venezuela and cuba, and are protesting against impunity that will come about the crimes committed by the rebels. they are defending the president and his family from what they see as political persecution, the brother of former president. arrested less than a month ago, being accused of relationship with paramilitary groups. be it as it may, it shows how divided columbiansar when it comes to the peace process. and it is a show of strength on the part of uribe's supporters at a time when approval ratings are at an all-time low one of nelson mandela's former cell mates added his voice for calls for jacob zuma to step down. saying he should go so the government can recover from a crisis of confidence.
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the call came after the court ruled to uphold the constitution. zouma apologised and said he'd pay back money paid on his private residence three dozen have been killed after demonstrations against farmer turned violent. the farmers are angry over a lack of help in one of the worst droughts in years. >> the fields are dray. crops failed. five months of dry brought farmers to their needs. unable to feed their families, they tried to get their voices heard. rocks were thrown at the police, police broke the lines of the protesters, shots can be heard. eduardo's brother was a farmer killed. he blames the police for the
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death. >> when i came here, it was to demand from the government. the reason it was troubled is the police tried to step up the demonstration. this is the city highway, and it's a busy road on most days. earlier this week farmers were given a permit to demonstrate and not block the highway. when the police moved in, there was clashes and three people were killed. 4,000 took sanctuary in the church. families took refuge where they can in the grounds of the church. the young and old sheltering from the sweltering heat of the day. with an agreement security forces surrounded the church. they are well armed. saturday morning the police were given permission by negotiators to search for weapons. police are letting in some food donations, but only after long
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discussions with civil society. >> we cannot role on the government. we relied on the support and food aid being donated by the organization, government and national food authority, that the farmers will go home not empty-handed. families wait it out. there's hope for a breakthrough. >> there's misconceptions on the activities, they think we are here to rest them. but we are not. we are here to facilitate the respective community. >> it's believed an agreement to end the protest may be reached over the weekend. how to solve the problems is a question for the government. >> a postal community. they are mourning the death of an ain mining activist what was
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mining. they have been battling an australian company mining in the coastal dunes. hundreds turn out to mourn a community leader in the tribal area on the wild coast. anti-mining activists was killed 10 days ago, shot multiple times by unknown gunmen. known as bazooka led the crisis committee, it's been fighting plans. >> the mining is not good for the area, because our area we do and then once the mining takes over or takes place, there'll be no pressure. >> fellow activists has been in hiding since the murder, but has come tout his funeral you funeral. >> now who is coming next.
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that was the question. if tell myself okay, they let me not be stupid and think who is coming next, no matter who. but they will not look back. let me go forward. >> people consider this to be ancestral land, beneath the homesteads, playgrounds, is 9 million tonnes of ilmenite, the scours of titanium. used in everything from paint to spacecraft. the crisis group ales there has been local -- alleges there has been local corruption. this tribal person said the government removed her father from king because he was opposed to the mining. >> when the australian company came to us, they begged us to sign, we said we do not sign for
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the community, we do not own the land. we hold the land in custody for the community. what the community says goes. >> the government department of mineral sources says it's consulting with the public. meanwhile. there has been ongoing violence and intimidation. the community says it doesn't know who is behind the attack. many identified was promining refused to talk to us. >> with the community watching. they have been laid to rest. they are worried it is the beginning of tensions which they fear could tear the community apart. >> a fire broke out at a huge ma'am under construction in -- mall under construction in doha. there's no reports of injuries, labourers and staff have been evacuated. the 500,000 square meter shopping center is near a
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stadium that will host some matches in the 2022 world cup monarch butterflies are making a comeback in mexico. for 20 years their numbers are falling. they are bag on the rise. from mexico, john holman reports. >> reporter: monarch butterflies in a winter home. millions travel from canada and the northern united states to the forests of central mexico, it's one of nature's longest mass migration and precarious. after years of serious decline, this season numbers of monarchs in mexico has more than tripled. this biologist says nature and man helped the insect out. >> translation: the climate has been benevolent meaning a lot more reproduction. the public of the u.s. helped to conserve and planned milkweed, a chief food source for the lava of the butterfly.
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>> reporter: milkweed is the key. monarchs lay eggs and it serves as nursery had food for the young before they continue their journey south. canada, the u.s. and mexico mounted a campaign to get the plant into gardens, farm land and schools along the root. this class is doing its bit in northern mexico. >> the basic idea which the children are enthusiastic about is a foot highway for the butterflies from canada. >> these tiny create ears go on a journey, 2,500 miles to get here. they do it using an internal compass that guides them though a small area of forest that they have never seen. the u.s. government in particular put more than $3 million into monarch conservation. but with numbers way down from their peak, no one is carried away. >> it's too early to declare
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success. we have to watch to see what will happen to the long-term population. >> obstacles lay ahead. herba cites are the biggest danger. >> the problem is farmers are using the round-up which is produced and wipes out milkweed. >> scientific data shows from 1999 to 2010. the increase in the use of americaa sides eliminate 60% of the cases. that, among other factors means it's too early to tell if we are seeing a comeback or a short respite for the butterfly. promarriage activists -- promarijuana activists staged a protest outside the white house, calling for the drug to be legal
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itsed saying president obama is too quite. it's legalized in 20 states, only in four can it be used for recreational purposes. >> more on everything we are covering on aljazeera.com. rhino, the valuable horn. high demand continues to fuel illegal poaching. today taking the animal to the brink of extinction. in a race against time, scientists are working on a lab-based rhino alternative >> we want to preserve traditions and animals will it pass as real, will it satisfy the demand, will it help save the species?

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