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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello, welcome to the news hour and i'm live from al jazeera headquarters in doha, coming up, joining the campaign against isil in iraq, australia is the latest country with plans to launch air strikes. cyber attack on j pcp morgan ch and bank accounts compromised. protecting 2 million pilgrims
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from the threat of ebola. i have the sport, as a 17-year-old breaks the record for the youngest driver to ever take part in a formula one race weekend. ♪ we begin this news hour with a growing international effort to fight the islamic state of iraq and lavont and more countries are joining the u.s.-led campaign and the latest is australia whose prime minister announced his airforce will carry out strikes against isil targets in iraq, a second target of military hardware from germany are helping people fighting i sks il, britain, den mark and they are committed to strike targets inside iraq and arab coalition partners along with the united states have been striking isil inside syria and
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the turkish parliament approved military force against isil in both iraq and syria, the motion before parliament and it gives them to be allowed to bring fighters and to go on turkish soil and they have been pressed to have a bigger campaign against isil and fighters within the radical armed group are within turkish military positions within the syrian border and where the founder of the empire's tomb is located. >> translator: the existence of islam militants in the region, 37 kilometers away from the turkish/syria border where the tomb is located is an obvious risk and obvious threat against our national security and the tomb is an inseparable part of
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the territory and the up most duty of the state to protect it and the turkey republic will not wait to take the necessary response to fulfill this responsibility. intense fighting in a town across the border from turkey and for more let's talk to bernard who is on the turkey syria border and bring us up to date on the fighting and how intense is it and who is winning? >> reporter: well, difficult to say who is winning but this is certainly one of the most intense days that we've seen since we have been here just in the last sort of hour or so. it really stepped up. there is a lot of artillery fire behind me and to the east of here is we believe an isil base and at the top of the hill is a syrian kurdish base and one target has been the syrian kurdish base and explosions much closer in to the city as well,
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all morning really and quite an intense battle we think going on. again the syrian kurdish fighters in kabani are telling us the isil have hit-and-run operations and the level and intensity of the fighting is not as we have seen it over the last few days and it's higher and we know the syrian kurdish fighters have french tank missiles and have been using those today with an explosion this morning when we are told they took out an isil tank and fuel that was stored nearby and very intense fighting going on here. >> let's talk about the role of turkey in this fight against isil and approved in parliament on thursday now allows turkey to send troops in iraq and syria if of course it wants to do so, what is the reaction of the passing of this motion? >> reporter: well, i think first
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of all the thing about the motion is we have to be clear and say the turkish government doesn't see this as primarily a fight against isil and the legislation was not couched in those term, this is a fight against general terrorist threats. it gives turkey a lot of latitude to describe what terrorist threats are. in fact, isil got mentioned quite a long way down the list. turkish president erdagan said he is worried about assad and he believes assad should go and mentioned in the debate in parliament there was talk about the threat to turkey from kurdish, the kurdish workers which is headquartered in northern iraq and turkey sees the fight against isil as a broad fight against terrorism along its border. the reaction in turkey to that as well as syrian, the turkish kurds voted against the legislation for that reason and
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say it could be used against them, however, you speak to syrian kurds here and of course they want help to stop isil getting into kabani. >> on the turkey/syria border thank you. inside iraq government forces backed by malitia recaptured village's from isil east of baghdad, iraq ministry of defense says it took control of 30 village's in the province and iraqi and militia fought sunni fighters and other armed factions in the area for nearly four months. in iraq cherokee town kurdish forces have driven isil out with the help of coalition air strikes and this is near iraq's border with syria. and in syria coalition forces have struck a number of targets over the past 24 hours, activists say isil targets were hit in the suburbs and also report air strikes in the town
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of mom beach and as well to the north and also in the north this man in the video says he is standing on the site of an air strike in the province of raqqa and it's a skill and al jazeera cannot verify the authenticity of the video. in other world news britain prime minister made a surprise visit to afghanistan to meet the new unity government. and david cameron gave a press conference with ghani at the presidential palace in kabul and due to meet british troops in afghanistan and jennifer glasse is in kabul with more on cameron's visit. >> reporter: afghanistan's new president ashraf ghani mentioned it was cameron's 13 visit and what a good partner britain has been since 2001 here in afghanistan and cameron mentioned there is one british base left in afghanistan in the next three month and british
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forces will leave afghanistan but doesn't mean they are not committed to afghanistan and he outlined some accomplishments britain has made here. >> this is a difficult, unstable, dangerous world. but i think in well-trained afghan security forces in a national unity government and continued engagement by britain and the rest of the international community with the country we can make sure it does not become all haven for terrorism which is why we came here if the first place. >> reporter: britain will continue to have 74 military officers here at the officer training academy, helping train the future of afghanistan's military officers and cameron said that he is confident that afghanistan will be able to stand on its feet in part because of that training. >> the afghan national security forces need to be supported until they can become self sustaining. the officer training academy which is something the former president of afghanistan specifically asked britain to
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do. we are proud to do and glad it's up and running already. but there is also the support of a large diplomatic mission. there will be the support of a large trade mission, the support of helping afghanistan with its economic development. >> reporter: governance is one think that david cameron highlighted while speaking at the presidential palace with ashraf ghani and ash raf ghani outlined some meetings he had here and knows he needs to build the trust or rebuild the trust of the afghan people and bring about reforms he promised here and met with business leaders and met with security leaders to try and get his two biggest problems under control, the economy and security. he knows that the challenges ahead will be great but he knows, he says the rewards are worth all the work that it's going to take. >> hong kong's chief executive says he is not going to step down and he is offering to start negotiations with protesters.
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these are pictures coming to us right now from hong kong just across the harbor in hong kong where there have been skirmishes between the people against them and people are angry at the chief executive of hong kong for backing china's decision to only along beijing approved candidates to run in elections and the next ones are in 2017 and they crowded the streets of central hong kong, numbers have been shrinking and fewer people on the streets and now we get pictures of skirmishes in hong kong between protesters that support the protest and those against them. the protest leader of the occupy movement which is leading protests have said he is open to talks with the hong kong government. >> we have maximum room for the dialog and we will look at the process of dialog and also what can come out of the dialog and
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what we can have about decisions. >> reporter: let's get the latest and we are joined live from hong kong and bring us up to speed with what has been happening the street and the mood in hong kong among the protesters. >> reporter: well, it's very calm here, the chief executive's office. and he said a little earlier on today there are no plans, the government has no plans to clear the protest in and around the government building but he did say that he hopes that these protests would end soon. now, we did hear reports there were scuffles at the shopping district a little earlier, that is about an hour and a half away from where we are right now and the scuffles were between the occupy movement as well as the antioccupy movement and we have been told it's because there are people there who own shops and they want these protests to stop because the protests start
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disrupting their business and disrupting traffic there as well. another development, there has been no word at all on the dialog between kerry and the chief sex shakt -- secretary an doesn't know when that is going to happen and no one set a deadline on that, the finance secretary did come out today to issue a statement saying that all monetary systems were back to normal. again, as you remember at the height of the protests some banks and atms were shut down because of the disruption there, on a positive note they closed up at about .6 of a percent showing there was invested confidence mainly because tension had eased here in hong kong but of course all eyes on to monday to see whether it really is back to business here in hong kong, pauly. >> thank you. that is al jazeera's reporting live from hong kong. now people in the philippines are showing their solidarity
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with hong kong demonstrators by staging their own protest, dozens of people rallied outside the chinese consulate in manila and hong kong has a large population of filipinos. a somber anniversary on the italian island and meet the migrants who survived one of the worst shipwrecks italy has ever seen. plus tipping the scales, we meet a politician who says some women in south africa are using culture as an excuse for being overweight. the nfl tries to win back female fans another player faces assault allegations, details coming up, with joe in sports, stay tuned. ♪ at least ten migrants have drowned and dozens more are missing after their boat sank 60
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kilometers east of tripoli and most were from south sahara and south africa and 90 have been rescued. friday is one year since a boat sank off the island claiming the lives of 368 men, women and children. services are being held there to mark the tragedy. about 500 migrants were crammed on the small fishing vessel that went down less than a kilometer from the shore, most of those who died were from iratri, and it highlighted the problem of migrants from the middle east and africa trying to reach europe across the mediterranean see and begins in north africa countries and libya is especially a population where people and traffickers have the power of vacuum and from there migrants trying to get to the closest european territories malta, italy and southern spain
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and thousands reached the destination this year. over 3,000 people have thought to have died but many experts in migration believe the true number of victims is much higher. as we said this is one year after more than 360 african migrants died on a burning, sinking ship off the island. al jazeera's kim is there and is live and kim tell us how this somber anniversary is being marked. >> reporter: well, it has been a very emotional morning here particularly for the 20 or so survivors who have come back here, many of them now live in northern europe to mark this day. they went down to the ports this morning where they were brought a year ago, having been rescued from the sea. many of them broke down. it was clearly a very, very difficult moment. the european parliament president schultz is also here
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and came under a bit of criticism today when he held a conference but he referred to last year's tragedy and said it's not just a humanitarian crisis but against dignity and sums up what a lot of people here on the island feel. i'm joined now by the spokes women for the u.n. hcr in southern europe and just tell me first off and give me an idea of the scale of what you call a humanitarian crisis. >> it's indeed an unprecedented humanitarian tragedy. the cause of this is mainly to be looking to the words that are ongoing, many syria, iraq and libya as well and we had since the beginning of the year more than 3,000 people have died at sea. and 165,000 people at least that reached europe by sea. >> you mentioned there those have been on going and what can be done to stop the number of
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deaths at sea? >> well, mainly we have to place a strategy, a new strategy in order to allow those people to go to europe and receive the protection they have the right to in a safe and legal way first. and second you continue the search and rescue operation, this cannot be stopped in any way because in any case we will continue having people trying to cross the sea. >> absolutely, a very difficult situation felt very keenly by everyone here and of course by the survivors of this tragedy. >> reporter: they were considered the lucky ones. survivors of one of the worst shipwrecks italy has ever seen. for all the return is emotional. for some like 24-year-old dwan it's also a reunion. >> no one was with me. >> reporter: she watched as her friends drown around her certain
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she too would die. now she is visiting the fishermen who plucked her from the sea. >> it's hard but i must come. >> reporter: why is that? >> because i have to dream about my friends. i have to come to the ones that save my life. i want to take a thank you. >> reporter: 368 migrants perished, one in five broke out a crowded fishing vessel and sank off the coast of lampadusa and the world watched with horror as bodies came up after the sinking and a year later with civil war in syria, unrest in libya and israel bombardment of gaza more people than ever are fleeing. italian authorities are hoping the anniversary shines a spotlight only on the number of migrants continuing to die at sea but also on why the european
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immigration policy, many here in lampadusa and southern italy feel the shoulders an unfair burden and spending more on border milltry and is not enough. >> translator: it was a massive tragedy without a doubt and marked a page of pain that caused enormous suffering to the community and led to rage and anger and because the deaths were not the fruit of an accident or disease, they were the fruit of wrong policies. >> reporter: eu border agency is about to launch a new border control mission off italy's cost but they want help not just rescuing but registering and settling migrants across the continent. for the most part they welcome arrivals. >> translator: for me there are no better at all and there are people like us and people who are fleeing from wars to come
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here. >> translator: italy has always dealt with it well because they established modern programs and saved lives and immigration will stop. >> reporter: a truth for those living among the echoes of tragedies at sea. disasters they say that without europe-wide change are bound to be repeated. >> do you have a question? >> reporter: of course this is all happening against the back drop of increasing political pressure across europe to limit immigration. here on lampadusa things have changed and people will tell you that attitudes are different now but there have been fewer migrants over the last year since the tragedy because the first reception center as it is called was shut down in january for refish -- refurbishment and
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what they want is better quality of care and italy and all of this is doing more than it's fair share and looking to the eu and looking to the eu border agency and it pledged to start the new mission but that mission is said to be limited and will be focused around the italian coast. >> kim, thank you very much on the island of lampadusa in italy. australia is launching an investigation into sexual abuse reports that the detention center on the pacific island of marrow where they have asylum seekers coming in illegally and women are performing sexual acts for access to showers and children have been propositioned for sex. there are separate counterclaims, the government has removed 10 staff members from save the children over, allegations to say they tell
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them to hurt themselves and the chief executive of australia paul reynolds rejects the accusation. >> we categorically deny the allegations that have been made today and yesterday by the government. i think this is a case of the government shooting the messenger rather than dealing with the fundamental problem here which is a policy that is leading to significant mental and physical harm to children through mandatory detention. obviously save the children staff are providing front line support to asylum seekers and therefore they are often the first port of call for asylum seekers to make complaints about inappropriate conduct. whenever save the children staff members receive such a complaint we immediately raise it with the australian government for them to conduct a full and proper investigation. that is the job of save the children staff and the responsibility. there are a range of different
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complaints that are made. i don't want to go into the individual cases, that would not be appropriate but it is a situation on the rue where mandatory detention of children and families puts very vulnerable people, even at greater risk. what we are seeing over the last week and over the previous months is this actually occurring in practice. >> the largest bank in the united states, jp morgan chase is assuring its customers their accounts are safe after coming under a cyber attack. the data breach took place a few months ago but the true extent is only coming to light now and gerald tan has details. >> reporter: never before has jp morgan chase been hacked to this extent and customer information of 76 million households has been compromised, 7 million small businesses have also been effected, what did the hackers get, personal data, names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mails but there is no
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evidence that more sensitive information, date of birth, account numbers, user ids and passwords has been jeopardized. additionally no money was stolen. but some cyber security professionals say that's not the only concern here. >> it's very possible that whoever got into these accounts is looking at waiting a while, playing in stealth mode or wire transferor accessing other types of information that would be very useful to intelligence bureaus or national foreign governments. >> reporter: now, the security breach at jp morgan chase began in june and was detected in july and it's just the latest in the series of data eruption at major u.s. firms and in may intruders took 145 million personal records in a cyber attack against ebay and last december
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110 million customers of retailer target were effected, but the protection at banks is usually thought to be like a fortress and attack on jp morgan chase changes that. argentina inability to pay its debts means the government is unlikely to receive badly needed international credit and the government needs cash but it's continuing to spend and some economist say argue kn -- argentina is on the brink of bankruptcy. >> reporter: lawyers turns on the light as he enters his flat. in the kitchen her pours water in the kettle which then heats by lighting the gas stove in preparation for his afternoon tea. in this daily ritual everything but the tea is subsidized by the government. >> this is, electricity gas and
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water bills. >> reporter: how much is subsidized. >> two thirds of electricity and one-third of the water and the gas a little less. >> reporter: as the light bill specifies, neighboring chile and brazil it would be five times more expensive and iriguay 16 times more and when he goes to the city center it pays roughly 40 u.s. cents and the cheapest in south america. all this costs money and lots of it as the president noted when she welcomed the first batch of new trains for argentina highly subsidized public rail system. >> translator: in all we have spent $220 million, the biggest investment in our public rail system in 50 or 60 years. >> reporter: of course subsidies are popular. but economist insist argentina cannot afford to keep taking
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money out of the central bank without putting it back and the reserves are plummeting on double digit inflation banned in great part by social spending, most of it for subsidies. but rather than maintain or reduce public spending this first semester the government increased by nearly 50%. >> translator: we are playing at the edge of the precipice and we will grab the central bank's piggy bank and discover there are no more coins and argentina again will be bankrupt as happened so many times before. >> reporter: a warning the government is ignoring, hoping that the piggy bank won't run out at least not before presidential elections a year from now. i'm with al jazeera buenes-ares. >> a check on the world weather with richard and a typhoon heading to japan. >> that is right, very much one
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to watch over the next couple of days. so here it is, watch what happens as it moves towards the north what we find is that it just starts to form an aye -- eye wall and as it moves to the north it continues to develop and as it does so it starts to curve away towards the north and then the northeast. so we are looking at this system, then becoming a category three storm, now it's going to curve across to the south of japan, now, at this stage there is some doubt about that, it could go a little bit further towards the north. if it does so then it's going to have a greater impact across honshu. so here it is at the moment coming across waters at 31 degrees and very warm waters indeed but further north the water is cool and the winds will begin to ease a little bit and what we are expecting so in that case we are expecting the winds
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the ease slightly across japan and see some torrential rain and it will effect the grand prix and we will find we have real problems as far as flooding is concerned and also with the ash that could be ash washed away stere so difficult and dangerous storm. >> thank you very much richard. and still ahead on the al jazeera news hour aid group step up food handouts in ebola hit west africa plus. ♪ for 90 years it was hidden in an attic and rare footage of the 1924 world series has been discovered and more on that with jill for sports and stay with us we will be back after the break.
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welcome back, you are watching the al jazeera news hour and reminder of the top stories and the prime minister tony abbot announced his military will join the u.s.-led coalition and launch air strikes against isil in iraq and david co cameron is due to visit british troops in afghanistan and scuffles have broken out in hong kong's district, several hundred occupy protesters broke through and attacked students and the chief executive says it's not going to step down but offering to start negotiations with the protesters. more now on our top story and
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turkey's decision to join the u.s.-led campaign against isil and joining us is andrew a journalist in turkey since 1989 and covered the region for years and thank you andrew for being with us on al jazeera and until recently turkey was not talking about joining the military, what changed, was it internal or external pressure? >> well, it does seem to have a bit of a conversion and i think people date this change in mood from the president erdawan's visit to the united nations and it's clear he came from pressure for turkey traditional nato allies and the turkish border deteriorated so much they do not feel they can be passive and has to have a policy and has to be able to do something but it's not quite sure what. turkey parliament talked about
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the it yesterday and gave them a deck to do what it wanted and launch operations itself and assist allies in helping them to fight but we don't actually know what the turkish government is actually going to do with the powers. >> interestingly tush cherokee's involvement came from the ruling party, what has been their argument against turkey's involvement? >> well, there is sentiment against turkey taking part in any operation, i think there is a residual anti-american feeling in turkey and a sense that no one really approves is the way the american action in iraq went, they feel what is happening in syria is now a legacy of that. they feel supporting some sort of open-ended operation will land them in trouble and of course it's not just government support it's the opposition of course is also was opposed to it
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particularly surprising enough perhaps the kurd opposition who feel the government will use its powers not to go after isis so much as the antiisis and kurdish forces on the other side of the border and there is suspicion and of course a residuals resistance to turkey becoming involved in actions across the border. so recitation of course is very understandable. >> you mention the kurds andrew and where does this leave the separatist in turkey? does this give them the opportunity to strengthen, if you will, their position? >> well, i'm not sure if that is the case. i mean what is happening is that one of the reasons the government thought it had to become involved in this and had to change its tune was that there is a very serious onslaught going on on the syrian side of the border against kurdish enclaves and they may be politically loyal to the people
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and turkey doesn't like that and the pkk and the syrian branch of that, the pid as it were. but what turkey is concerned about is a humanitarian disaster in the town of kabani falls and there is already a huge refugee problem and of course the sympathies of kurds on the turkish side of the border is very much with their kurdish bretheran and want turkey standing by while relatives and coethnics are killed or massacred. so the worst to happen and be events on the other side of the border and turkey can find peace negotiation to reach some sort of settlement with its own kurds are very much in jeopardy and of course that is a dire situation as everyone fears. >> okay, andrew, thank you for your thoughts and have you inside and he is the author of
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turkey what everyone needs to know and is live from istanbul. a man claiming to be the leader of the radical group boko haram and contradicts nigerian military force he had been killed but the video was posted on social media and cannot be independently verified. the ebola crisis is pushing food prices up in liberia and it meant aid deliveries have to be brought in to some village's like this in the county and fear of the disease caused farmers to leave their fields unattended and one charity alone is feeding 69,000 children a day in liberia. aid groups and uk government representatives have an emergency meeting in london on ebola and trying to stop the spread of the virus and we have details. >> reporter: it has taken months but wealthy countries are
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waking up to the scale of the ebola crisis, emergency meeting in london the focus was on sierra leone and governs were here and an actor of sierra leone decent. >> i was so encouraged in there today, there was a roomful of people, a task force from sierra leone and we were talking the same language and what can we do and realized the urgency and how can we pull together as a country and be effective. >> reporter: the governments that have come here promised more money but it will take time for those pledges of financial support to turn into something more practical and training local staff and building new clinics and time is something that sierra leone has very little of as it confronts ebola. i asked the british government what to make of predictions this sierra leone given the president of neighboring liberia says the ebola out break in her country is now stabilizing. >> this disease and the numbers
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of people infected will get worse before it gets better, this is about bearing down on the rate of transmission that we are currently seeing so that we can bring that down, get it under control and then beyond that start to actually eradicate ebola more completely. >> we ask for your protection oh, god. >> reporter: on the other side of the world another community was looking for comfort in the fight against ebola, this is dallas, texas and these people are of liberia decent and meeting in prayer after a man who returned to texas from liberia was diagnosed with the disease. he is now fighting for his life, at least in the united states, he does have access to the best medical care. thousands of sick people in west africa are confronting this dangerous disease in more desperate circumstances. mr. phillips from al jazeera. report in the medical journal suggests that 7 out of 10 south african women are ov
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overweig overweight, the highest obesity in africa and as we report politicians say part of the problem is cultural. >> reporter: she is 75 kilograms and she is obese and helps math students at the university of j johannesburg but it doesn't bother her at all. >> i'm thick and i'm beautiful and i'm an african woman. >> reporter: the medical journal says 7 out of 10 south african women are overweight or obese and says it's culturally acceptable. >> i use the word sexy because that is the best way to describe a full-figured woman as you can see i have all dimensions shaped with an s here and then here and here. so i am proud. there was never a day i regret
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the way i look. >> reporter: lunch is typically ground may and chicken and cabbage and more healthy than the street and as diets are western hard disease and cancer are killing more people in africa burdening health services that are already under strain and south africa minister of health says women are using culture as an excuse for being overweight. >> it's not that she said an african woman must look like this, it's justifying the first thing this happened, in other words there is acceptance and after all an african woman and all that. >> reporter: she is determined her ten-year-old daughter inherits her positive self image. >> we must be constant about how we look, don't pretend, don't change the way you look or don't
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change to impress somebody else. >> reporter: she doesn't care what the medical journal says nor the minister of health and she is happy just the way she is despite the health risks, tanya page, al jazeera. >> reporter: millions of pill grams descending on saudi arabia for the hash pill grams and this is one of the most important occasions on the calendar and the king is expecting 3 million pilgr pilgrims and there are problems of mers and ebola, a respiratory syndrome. so what precautions are the authorities in saudi arabia taking against these diseases like ebola and mers? >> and we have procedures in place and among them are saudi arabia refusal to give business
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to pilgrims who are coming from countries that have been worst hit by the ebola out break and include sierra leone, liberia and guinea. however, they have beened admitting and allowing pilgrims from countries that have not been hit that badly by the ebola out break like nigeria and when they come to the country they are subjected to screening and all things and messages in every part i mean the pilgrims area wherever they be in mecca and where we are here and giving people information, there are loudspeakers telling the pilgrims they need to wash their hands and avoid close contact. and all kinds of things. so many precautions come into play. however, the bigger threat right now according to officials who have been speaking to they say it's from the middle east syndrome which continues to
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effect more and more people here including a few days ago when it was positive for mers in the town about 80 kilometers from the city of mecca. this is a more immediate problem because the people being effected by the syndrome or the flu are here. >> reporter: what about the issue of crowd control? hash is one of the biggest human gatherings on the planet with 2.5 million people conjugating on mecca, how are authorities managing the crowds? >> well, as you can imagine 2.5 million people or more than 2.5 million in one place is a logistical problem for one country and have experience handling numbers like this, if i step out of the shot you can see behind me the road is closed. this is this the morning and this is daybreak and there have
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been pilgrims coming in from places and they have been crowding here and some of them climbing mountains surrounding the plains and they have a long history of holding this pilgrimage every year and not only providing them with security including deploying 65,000 security personnel but also providing them with free food and also water in different and strategic positions. >> reporter: okay thank you very much, that is in saudi arabia for the hash pilgrimage. still ahead on al jazeera how the legacy of the london olympics is leading a taste for locals struggling to find a place to live. in sport india making a clean sweep in the finals at the asian games and joe will have details very shortly. do stay with us.
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♪ welcome back, in london the cost of renting and buying a home has become so expensive tens of thousands of low-paid workers had to move from the capitol and some have started a protest movement and lawrence lee has the story. >> you might think london one of the world east most expensive cities would be able to provide the basics for the poorest and the shelter and the simple need is under attack and found these people barricaded in a small block of flats in the protest had their plans demolitioned and
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they are young mothers here and don't know where they might end up. >> it's like keeping on them for the rich and moving the poor or whatever else you can find then they want to expand so it's like then what do the people out of london do, where do they have to go then. >> reporter: the housing estate is right next to london olympic park and has become a symbol of where it all went wrong, two years from 2012 a small flat on the new block cost $700,000. the people whose homes under threat have come to view the olympics ended up being a massive corporate wolf dressed in sheep's clothing. and things like this happen in other parts of the world too and mumbai and india for example where grand rapids -- they have been squeezed by the money men and people demand their voices heard and insist they have rights but the great irony about this place is that the social
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cleansing that happened off the back of the olympic games which was supposed to be good for everybody. where might people go? 62-year-old maria lived on the estate 40 years before being evicted and now it's a corridor too narrow for her wheelchair and belongings piled up against the walls and most of all it's so far from her former home she barely sees her family. >> alone, you feel alone and i have to struggle my way to get my wheelchair out and then get it open, and if the kids are not around to help me this is what i have to put up with. >> reporter: millions of young people born in london will never be able to afford to stay here and yet the politicians cannot think of a solution. protesters and very high-profile indeed are of the view that the political class has been swallowed up wholesale by big corporations. >> ordinary people are losing their homes and people have
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loads of resources can have resources and that is the picture >> it's a big issue of destroying communities and destroying the strength and power of communities for big business and corporations, you know. >> reporter: local politicians say it was the crash that made i impossible for them to pay for better, cheap housing and they came out on top and the rich are buying here and a community is deserted and surrounded by places they cannot afford and it's the politics of the slum clearance of olympic park. >> i will turn to catch up on sport and here is joe. >> not old enough to hold a driver's license in many countries but 17-year-old max made history by becoming the youngest driver taking part in a formula one grand prix weekend and he celebrated a birthday three days ago drove in friday's first practice session at the grand prix and max the son of
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former f-1 driver was in the 22 car and retired due to engine failure and the team will be all spectator for the race and will join the team full time next season. and even then he will be younger than some of the sports big names and the great was 24 years old when he debuted in 1984 and had a win the following season for lotus. and michael was a bit younger and debuted for the four team at the 1991 belgium grand prix at 22 and he was shy of his 22 birthday when he raced at the grand prix and won four championships since then. the current record holder for youngest who was 19 years and 125 days old when he drove for torro in 2009 and he was axed
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two years later and ending his formula one career at age 21. lewis hamilton were not the center of attention and he went fastest in the second practice and picked the teammate rothberg to the top spot and the other was third. the national football league will go pink this weekend marking breast cancer awareness and they will have pink accessories and proceeds from sales of pink merchandise will be donated to charities and nfl hopes to boost the image with female fans following several high profile violence cases involving players and happens to be domestic violence awareness month in the united states, another player under the spotlight, dallas c.j. spillman is investigated in his role in an alleged sexual assault in a dallas hotel last month. the cow boys are standing by who
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have not been arrested or charged or the incident. >> i'm not making a comment on an investigation where there are no arrests or changes made. having said that, you know, we have been very clear with our team about consequences that there will be, if there is a situation where charges or arrevenues are made for a crime and we have been clear about that, that doesn't apply in this particular case. >> reporter: he snatched a late draw at the cup and stephan with the last equalizer for the reigning champions and winning all four and napoli and torino and finally drew 1-1 and the turkish keep equalizing to 89th minute penalty. india dominated the finals of the asian game and taking gold in the men and women finals and
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the men made a 7th straight gold metal after beating iran 27-25 in the 2010 final and have taken top honors every time when the south asian sport is featured at the games going back to 1990. the women's final was also won by india with iran pushed in silver and winning 31-21 and the two goals push them up seven spots in the metal table. >> translator: it was a tough fight. they had a good league. they had a lead to the last five minutes and the leader had, in fact, the whole team played as one and we got the gold. >> reporter: india also on the women's 4 x 4 rely finals setting a record of 3 minutes, 28 seconds, in the men's race japan clinched gold but it was the race to silver stole the show and south korea beat saudi
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arabia in a photo finish. serena williams pulled out of the china open and in doubt for the wta finals in singapore and she won the third round on thursday and skipped the usual press conference complaining of swelling in her left knee and the champion withdraw from her friday quarter final encounter with doza and williams will head to europe for an mri scan before she decides if she goes to the end of season finals in two weeks time. kansas city royals post season for 29 years keeps getting better and beat the angels in game one of the american league division series and off 9-8 win off of oakland in the wild card game and they kept up momentum with 3-2, 11th inning win in l.a. and they were tied 2-2 at the end of nine innings and had to wait for a home run from mike at the top of the 11th to break
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the deadlock. washington nationals will continue their return to the playoffs with game one of their national league division series against the san francisco giants later and coincides with discovery of rare footage from the 1924 world series in which another team from washington, the senators took on the new york giants. the 90-year-old footage was found in an attack at a house sale in massachusetts in august and it shows u.s. president calvin collidge watching the game aside 40,000 fans and went on to win game 7, 4-3 in the 12th inning and with it the world series. ♪ it was the only world series tryout for the franchise and they moved cities in 1960 and are now known as the minnesota twins. great stuff, isn't it. >> very cool and thank you very much joe. record number of walruses are
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crowding on a beach in the u.s. state of alaska because there is not enough sea ice and we report. >> reporter: 35,000 walruses crowded along the alaska coast, there is not enough ice for them to rest on out sea and another manifestation of climate change. >> this is a historic moment for the arctic because of the change in the arcic sea ice and essentially in 20-30 years scientist predict that the entire arctic ocean will be ice free in the summertime and that is a huge change for the artistic and a change for the planet. >> the walruses were spotted last week camped north of point lay on alaska's northwest coast and waters to the west are home if or the most walruses on erbut as global temperatures rise and sea ice melts they are forced on shore and unable to feed. with bitter irony it's here in the arctic that all companies are looking to drill for more fossil fuels.
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>> climate change is being driven by use of fossil fuels and a number of things we are doing in this area that are potentially making it worse including the interest in drilling for off-shore oil and gas by shell. and so in a way what we are doing is we are going in the wrong direction and trying to make doing things that make climate change worse and could see more and more of this. >> what happens in the arctic has an impact further south. >> there is increasing evidence that loss of sea ice is influencing the jet stream. >> reporter: linking changes of the jet stream with increasing global patterns and acdemean dd demean and studies like this say we need more to protect the habitat. we end the news hour on al jazeera and from our whole team and nick is next, just stay with us. ♪
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