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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello, welcome to another newshour from al jazeera, at our headquarters in doha. coming up in the next 60 minute. the u.s. carries out more air strikes against i.s.i.l. positions in kobane, while kurdish forces fight house by house to defend the town. over 60 people killed in separate attacks in yemen, the blood yesterday in two years. thousands turn out in nairobi to
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welcome uhuru kenyatta's president home. we look ahead to 2016 as roy hodges' england prepares to face the worse team in football. kurdish forces are engaged in a battle to defend kobane, in northern syria. they are fighting street by streeght, and house by house to stop i.s.i.l. occupying the town on the turkey-syria border. fresh air strikes have been carried out against i.s.i.l. positions. that's offered respite to some, but it is not safe. there has been calls for an internationally enforced buffer zone in syria to protect the area close to the turkish
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border. n.a.t.o.'s secretary-general said it is not being discussed by member states. during talks in ankara he urged greater turkish involvement in the fight against i.s.i.l. >> we have deployed a system as in turkey to enhance the air defense of turkey, but turkey being a strong nation has the ability to defend itself. we will be ready to support turkey in defending itself because that's part of the alliance, and part of the collective security which the alliance is built on. al jazeera's correspondent is on the line from the turkish-syria border. what is the latest you are hearing from kobane. >> right now we can hear clashes
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and also, like, we heard shells landing into the west of kobane. but one hour ago we saw war planes. not in the defence like yesterday or the day before air targets targeted the southerb ports. and what we have seen in the last three days, i.s.i.l. forces responded by artillery shells or tanks, they are still alive. the latest news from yesterday night, i.s.i.l. advance in the city center, because they used bomb-loaded trucks, especially one or two important place belongs to y p.d. force, but after that, we can say if part
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of - eastern part of town is controlled by i.s.i.s. >> what is going on at the border itself. are kurdish forces able to get weaponry and man power into syria from the turkish side. >> for the last five days turkey is borderline. the humanitarian or injured people are very, very tight control - after very tight control. they can enter the turkey. three side of kobane seized by the i.s.i.l. forces. the north is controlled by the turkish forces and they are not allowing support or weapon support, et cetera, from turkish side. >> thank you. yilmaz akinci in urfa. i.s.i.l. engaged in a battle in the iraqi province north of baghdad. imran khan has the latest from
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the iraqi capital. >> it may not look like much, but this bridge is a key strategic point in the battle to defend the town in this province. if this bridge bows, balad will be exposed. they have blown up the permanent bridge. in the last week i'll fighters looked to isolate salahuddin. >> >> translation: we are the local fighters, ready to fight. we have been attacked by i.s.i.l. over the orchard. we foiled the attack. by the help of god we are resisting and have not slept for two days already. >> if balad falls to i.s.i.l., it cuts off salahuddin. there has been collision air strikes, it hasn't daunted the fight. there is gijel gearing up to
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fight, and locals are worried. in that town they know what it is to fight. they repelled i.s.i.l. fighters for weeks. in the last 72 hours, i.s.i.l. advanced quickly and are getting closer. if they take the two towns, iraq supply lines between the north is not going to be enough. no supply lines and the fight against i.s.i.l. gets tougher. now to yemen, which has seen its blood yesterday in two years. 32 people were killed in a suicide attack in sanaa. it targeted houthi rebels, organising a large rally in sanaa's tahrir square. there has been two attacks in the army. in the regional capital and near the saudi arabia-arabian border. let's bring in hashem ahelbarra, who covered yemen extensively,
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reporting from there many times. the attacks look like they bear all the hallmarks of the arabian peninsula. no one has claimed responsibility, is that your take on it? >> when the houthis were in sanaa, the al qaeda said they'd retire, the houthis said they'd sideline the sunnis, and they said they'd fight for the sunnis, they are the only group with the capability to launch attacks. this is an area under the trowel of the houthis. to breach the security, and get into the heart of the capital, the only group that could do that is a.q.a.p. >> it wasn't long ago that the army said al qaeda was defeated, and here they are attacking the army and the houthis. what is the beat against both
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groups? >> and he said he defeated al qaeda. al qaeda can easily relocate. and apparently this is what they did. if they were defeated where the army launched military provisions at the be -- operations at the beginning of the year, they moved and controlled districts. the two attacks you saw is a clear sign that al qaeda is in power as it was. >> the chaos continues, the political chaos, is it anything to do with what happened yesterday when the houthis rejected the nominee for prime minister. >> yes, there's a great deal about that. houthi leader appears on tv moments later and said "i had a phone conversation with the president. he gave me assurances he would not appoint a prime minister. he went and met with a u.s. ambassador, and he appointed the same person. he lashed out at the political establishment and said "if you want to go that way, you'll see escalation", if you want to talk
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to us, we can de-escalate. the houthis would like to de-escalate, this is why they are taking to the streets. >> thank you indeed. hashem ahelbarra. thousands of people lined the streets of kenya's nairobi to welcome home president uhuru kenyatta. he has been in the hague, appearing before the international criminal court. uhuru kenyatta is facing charges of instigating and funding violence that killed 1,000 people after elections in 2006. the hearing was adjourned on wednesday. let's go live to nottinghamshire -- nairobi. malcolm webb is with us. his supporters jubilant at his return from the international criminal court. not everyone in kenya is happy, are they? >> that's right. there's a mixed set of rehabilitations. amongst uhuru kenyatta's supporters, they are against the i.c.c., since the indictments
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and uhuru kenyatta was elected at the end of 2012, it's been framed by his political allies as an attack on kenya's sovereignty, and as a battle between the west and africa. that narrative has gained a lot of traction among his supporters. they are up in the streets and chheng streets and cheering. a lot of political elite are against the call. activists say and the human rights community say that's because many of them were involved in political violence and they don't want to see this kind of accountability. there's a number of other voices from victims and human rights groups that want to see justice for what happened. we spoke to some of the people in the valley region of kenya today and yesterday, let's look at that story now. >> reporter: joseph eena says
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her husband was attacked by a group of men with machetes, happening here after the disputed election. she said he ran into the reeds. beneath them is a pit of sludge. she never found his body. she is scared to talk openly about what happened. we changed her name and hid her faus. -- face. >> translation: it's been difficult struggling with the children, with no help from anybody. nothing has been done, it's a lot of pain. >> reporter: people living near here say the gangs that attacked josephine's husband killed dozens. one group came down this path, the other advanced from the houses down here. they say that the gangs trapped people in the middle, chopping many to death. they are organised and have tactics. the prosecutors at the international criminal court says uhuru kenyatta was behind it. at the times hundreds were
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killed in this part of the country. some now want to see uhuru kenyatta on trial for his alleged role in it. supporters say the i.c.c. have it wrong. the people here are from uhuru kenyatta's ethnic group, forced from their homes by political opponents in 2008. and can't go home. this woman says the lower level organizers of political violence are free. she's scared of being identified. >> translation: i would like to see them prosecuted. unless you deal with the grassroots organizers, you never deal with the issue. >> in the hague prosecutors say witnesses have been intimidated. the defense says evidence is lacking because uhuru kenyatta is not guilty. >> aside from the i.c.c., human rights activists say justice in kenya is lacking. >> there's 1,133 victims whose
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voices we will never hear because they are permanently silenced. half a million are displaced and hundreds are raped. they are crying out for justice ms. >> josephine and others say dozens drowned in the sludge when they tried to run away. without justice, they could run away. >> the government is accused by the i.c.c. of obstructing the safe for evidence. what hope is there for justice? >> that's right, it's the i.c.c.'s prosecutor that says that ken's government has not been cooperating. meanwhile, yesterday in the hague, that's what they thought. the defense said that the reason they don't have enough evidence is because uhuru kenyatta is not guilty. so the prosecution want to see more time, they want to see an adjournment that will maybe give them a chance in future of
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getting their hands on some of the evidence that they say is out there, but they have been blocked from accessing. the defense says that that is not fair, that they can't leave a sword hanging over uhuru kenyatta's head and the trial should be terminated or prawn to the conclusion without evidence that the prosecution says it doesn't have. the two arguments have been forwarded to the judges. everyone is waiting to see what the judge's response will be to that. that is when we'll know if this trial will continue, and in what form. >> malcolm webb live from nairobi. still to come on the al jazeera newshour. parents of the mexico's missing students lead rallies in the capital, desperate for news about their children. hong kong is one of the richest cities, and we show you how it's one of the divided. >> a leaders' event in london. the head of the european
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football club's association gave f.i.f.a. a warning. the heaviest shelling in decades has been exchanged between india and pakistan at several contested border areas. 17 people have been killed so far in an indian-administered kashmir and 20,000 have left their homes, taking refuge in government shelters. it's taking place along the working border between indian-administered cash here and pakistan-administered kashmir. it's between saokok and jamal. let's go to our correspondent. india ahugheses pakistan --
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accuses pakistan of it. who started it? >> that's a million dollar question, both blame the others for upprovoked attacks, and say they are simply responding. earlier today india's defense minister, in a strongly worded statement to the press said if pak sustain per sifts the cost of it will be unaffordable. it shows that india blames pakistan for the latest round of skirmishes. >> the 2003 ceasefire remains in place, but in incident such as this, when tension ratchets up, civilians are caught in the crossfire. >> and that's certainly true on the indian side, at least. like you mentioned, at least
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20,000 civilians fled from their homes because of the latest round of shelling. scirm e between -- skirmishes between the border is not unusual. it's common. the shelling seems to be intense. the numbers of casualties are high, as well as the damage caused to property and transport. it is civilians who are bearing the brunt of the violence. most of the deaths and injuries occurred amongst villages, but many have been forced to seek shelter in colleges and schools. the by-product of that, of course, lies as normal ordinary life, coming to a standstill. people are fearful of leaving the homes, they can't go to school or their jobs or tend to their farms. it's extremely stressful and tense for ordinary people living there. >> the two nations, pakistan and india, nuclear armed.
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indian's defence minister says if pakistan continues with the adventurism, as it is calm. it will pain the cost unaffordable. what does he mean, can he afford to use language like that? it will hardly reduce the tension, will it? >> no, not at all. it is important for both governments to show to their people at least that they are in control. now ind ka ideas -- india's prime minister has not made a strong statement. narendra modi met with the air chief. the only thing he had to say was "everything will be fine soon." india is not opening its cards, if you like, is not being specific about what it plans to do in the coming days.
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that is what people are hoping for. civilians are hoping the two militaries will sit and talk, and figure out a resolution to the latest violence. >> thank you for that report. indonesian rescue teams are searching for 24 people missing after their boat capsized near bali. the passengers were celebrating a wedding when the vessel's engine and water pump malfunctioned. 17 drowned, eight have been rescued. including the ship's captain. >> it's been two weeks since citizens demanding free and fair elections brought hong kong to a standstill. many were motivated by the struggles for dally life as the desire for democracy. >> reporter: hong kong is one of the world's richest cities, but
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it does not seem like that here. this man spends each quay collecting cardboard to recycle. on a good day he makes $8. his daughter makes around $1300, the main bread winner. this disqualifies him from welfare. so every sent counts. >> life is miserable. no one feels pity for us, we are on our own and have to live a frugal life. >> nearby, two children are returning home after school. this girl is 11, her brother almost 7. this is where they have lived for the past three years, a room measuring less thannate square meters. it's a subdivided apartment. kitchen, bed room, bath room. study area and no privacy. >> we do not have enough money to live on. half of what we receive goes on represent.
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we have to pay utilities, it's a struggle. >> he li-zhen is from china and can't work here. she's separated from her hong kong partner. she can remain because her children were born here. they can't apply for public houseing. >> i feel helpless. before i came to hong kong, i didn't understand hell on earth. life is no longer worth living. now i know what it means. >> the government admits more than 170,000 people live this way, a third of them migrants from the mainland adding to the demand on public houseing. >> this city's wealth gap is one of the biggest in the world, and the lack of affordable houseing is a reason for the discontent. people complain that public utilities, transport, telecommunications and supermarkets are in the hands of a wealthy elite who dominate the property sector.
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>> young people say they can't bay a house or rent a house. it's become totally unaffordable. therefore they have a hard time getting married, and after meting married cannot have children. >> reporter: hong kong boasts one of the world's freest economies. this week it announces foreign currency stood at 325 billion. that is unlikely to make much difference to the life of tang seng and others like him. there are at least two major storms currently active around the world. let's get the details from meteorologist steph. >> let's start with the biggest in the pacific. i cap show you the satellite, it's a massive area of cloud. you can see a well-defined eye. it's an indication that it's an organised system, and an
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organised system can become a very, very powerful system. this one certainly is. it's a super typhoon, sustained winds at the moment 250 k/hr, and there are gusts of winds stronger than that. this is less that it was than at this time yesterday when we saw sustained winds of 290 k/hr. so, yes, it's incredibly strong. it looks like it's peaked. the supertyphoons generating to a peak and petering out. this will run to the north and cause problems across parts of japan. for japan it's good new that is it's weakening for the islands, the miyazaki islands. we are expecting standard winds. making it the equivalent of a category 3 hurricane, which is what we'd call it if it was around the waters of america. by the time is gets to ryukuku
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it willa category 1. for kyushu the main problem is with the rain, rather than with the wind. heading to the bay of bengal there's a massive cloud. it doesn't have a well-defined eye. it's not too powerful. it is strengthening, and running to the east of india, there's cloud and rain. probably around sunday, zero g.m.t. >> in the u.s., an off-duty police officer shot and killed a man in missouri, not far from the scene of recent unrest in ferguson. it touched off protests in the city of st louis. the person hot is described as a black man between the ages of 18 and 20. in august, after a night of protests and confrontations
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after police shot and killed an unarmed black teenager. in mexico thousands marched to demand justice for 43 students that went missing. protesters blamed the government for their disappearance. rachel levin has more from mexico city. >> reporter: frust rated and angry, tens of thousands of mexicans took to the streets demanding president penn yen yetto's resignation, protesting against the forced disappearance of 43 students at the hands of local police in guerrero, one of the poorest and violent states in the country. many blame the government and are demanding answers. >> the president won awards abroad. he is destroying the country and killing the people. >> you are not alone as one of the fathers of the missing students addresses the crowd
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outside the palace. >> translation: the government is supposed to take care of us - the kids, the young. we are absolutely unprotected. this march is not only to support them, but to give them hope and courage. we must not be afraid. >> reporter: it was the largest day of protests. 43 missing students, sadly, is not an isolated incident. we are here, and more than 8,000 people are taking hart. mass graves like this a few miles are very much part of the landscape in mexico, despite claims by the government that violent crimes are down. more than 36,000 people were killed in drug-related violence in the first 19 months of phomn penh's administration -- peno nieto adds administration.
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soldiers, in june, killed 22 suspected members of a drug gang. three of those soldiers have been arrested on charges of murder. >> translation: what has changed is the government's communication strategy, but not the security policy. this does not mean that the violence is no longer a problem in mexico. only that the government refused to admitted it. as outrage grows over the students missing, it's clear few believe the president believes that he is fulfilling his promise to make the country safer. in bolivia, presidential candidates held final campaign rallies against the vote. president e.v.o. morales is expected to come out ahead. and he is seeking a third term in office. we have more from santa crews, where evo morales has been
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campaigning. >> reporter: in bolivia election campaigns have been violent affairs. this time around they seem remarkably tame. it's because there seems little doubt about the outcome, at least if you believe the polls. the incumbent president e.v.o. morales is the clear favourite. his popularity spurred by economic growth, helping him improve living standard in a poor country. he's the first intuj nous bolivian to be elected and did a lot to empower the majority. in his final campaign rally, morales promises to do better if elected to a third term. conservatives closed their campaign in the stronghold. of santa cruz, and says that he'd combat rising graham and drug trafficking, the thirdly producer of cocaine.
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the opposition accuses the government of using and abusing public funds, and to buy voters hearts and minds. president morales's staunchest opponent concedes that under his watch south america's politically volatile nation is experiencing a long period of stability. we are approaching the midway point. still to come, the u.s. substance up screening for -- steps up screening for ebola after the first person in the country to be diagnosed dies. and we have a report from myanmar's child soldiers. and the los angeles kings show off their trophy before the first game of the season. we'll let you know how they got on, a little later.
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hello again. adrian finnighan in doha. the u.s. collision launched fresh -- coalition launched fresh air strikes in kobane, near the turkey-syria borders, kurd esh fighters are engaged in house to house fighting. more than 40 have been killed in attacks across yemen. in sanaa 32 died in a suicide bombing, targetting houthis, who were organising a rally. two other attacks targetted army bases. thousands of people lined the streets of kenya's capital nairobi, welcoming home the president. he's been in the naig appearing
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before the i.c.c., facing charges of instigating violence in which over 1,000 people decide. >> members of pal sign's government -- palestine's government travelled to the border. they are expected to hold the first cabinet meeting since hamas and gaza agreed to an unity government. we have more from gaza, in one of the worst hit places on the strip. >> the prime minister's visit to the gaza strip is significant. this is the first time a palestinian prime minister is coming to the gaza strip since 2006, sense hamas seized control of the coastal enclave. to say the relationship between hamas and gaza, since 2007 has
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been challenging, whatever the case, in june of this year. ministers from both parties were sworn in to form what has been described as a unity government. but, of course, this summer we saw a 50 day conflict in the gaza strip. which claffed the lives of so many people and damaged so many parts of this area. this meeting, the first cabinet meeting of this unity government will take place here in the gaza strip. they'll be meeting at president mahmoud abbas's home in gaza. so many government buildings have been destroyed. what they'll discuss is the lifting of the blockade with gaza, they want to discuss the move of people and reconstruction. not least because on sunday world leaders and international community members will be meeting in cairo for a donors
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conference to raise the $4 billion needed to help gaza recover from the war. so hamas and fatah keen ahead of the meeting to show that unity, and that is why the bett meeting is taking place after so many months. >> joining us live from ramallah. an advisor to the palestinian president. explain the significance of this first cabinet meeting of this unity government in gaza. >> well, this is a step in the right direction. it's been long-awaited by palestinians, and is the beginning of the healing process. what has long taken years. every palestinian is watching the news out of gaza, is very excited. it could mark a significant period of time whereby palestinians are able to heal the wounds. focus on the future and the very reason as to why the factions
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that have been divided have been formed, which is the end of occupation, and focus on what was reported from gaza, mentioned in the forthcoming conference. >> is this a pr exercise, and a bid to show unity to attract donors? >> no, not at all. it may well be the case because of the presence of that many reporters in knaza, due to the significance of the step, but this is certainly not a pr stunt. this is a serious step in the direction of showing unity, the donor community that the palestinians are ready, ready for the reconstruction of gaza and are united behind the leadership and are ready to address issues leading to the dire situation of the people of gaza, and led to the continuation and sustainability of occupation, the longest occupation in modern times.
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the unity government formed in april, after the reconciliation deal between the plo and hamas - it got into trouble more or less straightaway. i know things have been ironed out for the moment. do you think that is the way it will stay, that the two sides can remain united? >> i wish to believe so, and i'm certainly, as a palestinian, endeavouring to see a better future in which the palestinians are communicated, and didn't wish a divide in any way or shape, because the palestinians are hurt. israel has been the sole winner of the divide. this cabinet was formed just before the war on gaza, and they have seen so many casualties, victims, and political. let's hope and pray this visit will mark the end to internal palestinian hostility and focus
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on the future. indeed, the people of gaza are hopeful that the step is in the right direction, and promising reconstruction and relief work. we need to focus on reconstruction and development, and what we need to focus on after so many casualties, and death and bloodshed in gaza is end to occupation. that is the aim, and we hope that that step is going in the right direction. >> good to satalk to you sir. a vigil has been held in texas for the first person to die from ebola in the united states. liberian thomas eric duncan passed away on wednesday. the u.s. announced decisional members to stop the spread of ebola. patty culhane reports. >> reporter: at least 3,742 decide from ebola in west africa. in the united states all the
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focus is on one man, thomas eric duncan, the first to day from the disease ideas the united states. so now the white house announced increase measures to stop the spread of the disease. participation patients from sierra leone, guinea and liberia, who fly in will be questioned, temperatures checked. anyone with a fever or signs of the disease will be quarantined. that didn't stop thomas eric duncan, he didn't have symptoms until four days after arriving and was turned away from the hospital. doctors nought thee had a treatable virus. raising question about how prepared the u.s. it. the white house response. >> they should not be worried. >> the doctor in charge of the effort sounded more cautious. >> as long as ebola continues in west africa, we can't make the risk zero here. >> reporter: the pentagon announced 100 marines will arrive in senegal and liberia.
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the mission is clear. >> our military is building an infrastructure that does not exist. in order to facilitate the transport of personnel and equipment and supplies. >> he wants other countries to help. the secretary of state with perhaps and harsh words criticized the majority for not doing enough. we need more nations. every nation has the ability to do something. >> the ebola has been spreading for months. the fear is now beginning to spread across the u.s. in the central african republic fighting broke out for a second consecutive day, it's the pors violence that the cap tall bangui has seen since the united nations force took over a peace-keeping role. it began on tuesday following the killing of a former fighter,
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prompting repricement attacks. 120 countries sign an un convention aimed at exposure to mercury, it affects the central nervous system and can cause brain damage. >> reporter: barely visible to the naked eye. a nugget of gold. there might be more, and in the excitement they have forgotten the last 12 hours spent digging and crushing rocks. >> translation: once you find gold, you can't stop. even if it's exhausting, you have to look for more. >> reporter: this is the moment that makes it worthwhile, it is danger rouse. >> in this pouch is mercury. unaware of the risk, they manipulate it with their hands. exposure can cause brain, heart
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and kidney damage. it's used in abundance. they sues cyanide, a more poisonous chemical, if that doesn't work. >> the poisoning is a slow process, but edgily this takes a toll on the young men's health. outweighing the economic benefits. >> a gold rush is sweeping through the area. here in dispooula, young farmers gave up tending the fields. many children stop going to school. >> translation: when i grow up i'll be stronger and dig deeper and faster. >> reporter: he may already be sick, poisoned by mercury. the longer he is exposed, the quicker he'll deteriorate. >> goldminers use mercury and cyanide to distract the record. the difference is the amount dumped into nature, causing
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damage to health and the environment. mercury and cyanide stays in the air, seeps into the earth affecting the soil much >> translation: since they started mining five years ago, the harvests are getting smaller. quality is worse. >> reporter: little is done to protect the villages and the earth. they plan an expanding the site. gold is bringing unexpected wealth. despite the risks they say they'll keep doing this for as long as they can. now, since the government of myanmar agreed to end the practice of using underaged soldiers two years ago it returned more than 360 young boys to their families. as florence louie reports, young bays are recruited into the
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military. this woman was worried when her eldest son didn't come home from school. then she found he joined the army. >> i heard cases of kids like my son recruited into the army. many do not track down their sons. to me he's a kid, a student. >> she secured his release with the help. international labour organization. her son, now 16, says he ran away to be with friends and joined the army because he was offered $300 to do so. he says the army major who recruited him knew he was under age. >> the application form for the national id i was asked to give a fake name for myself and my parents. the myanmar government acknowledgements the problem and agreed to end the practice. recruitment of under aged
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soldiers happens in strain stations and temples. more often than not the teenager are coerced into joining or offered a financial incentive to do so. >> armed groups who have been fighting the government for more outan my are known to recruit children. no one nose how many there are in the ethnic armies, and in the myanmar military. in the last two years the government handed back more than 360 under aged soldiers to their families. a government spokesman said the ministry of defense took legal action against 270 people in the military for recruiting underaged soldiers, a sign of the government's commitment in tackling the problem. this person has relieved his home, and realises he may not be alive had he been sent to fight on the front line.
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>> all right, just ahead on the newshour. the nobel laureate for literature will be announce. we are in zimbabwe, where the private clction of a previous -- collection of a previous winner is being given away. in sport rafael nadal sickened by his performance at the shanghai masters in more ways than one.
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time for sport. >> rafael nadal is hout of the shanghai masters.
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the world number two was beaten by lopes. rafael nadal was suffering with appendicitis, he said he wasn't in great pain. he planned to have surgery, but not before next month's tour finals in london. >> my feeling today, and my answer today, honestly is i didn't play well. depends how things improve. i want to do it at the end of the year. >> meanwhile the top seed novak djokovic clinched a win over dominic thiem of austria, extending his win to 26 consecutive matches. >> roger federer survived a
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scare in his second-round encounter. he saved five match points and rallied against meyer. and won the match 7-5, 3-6, 7 of 6. >> to football and thursday sees the start of six consecutive days of euro 26 qualifiers. yew afa are claiming that weaker football allows fans six days of absorbing matches. whether the match against estonia captures the imagination remains to be seen. the expanded campaign means roy hodgkin's team are 18th. the good news is they are facing a side ranked as the worst. and san marino ranged in 208th pleas. >> i don't want to go down the cliche of 1-1, the opposition is
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enough. i don't want to suggest it will be heezy for us to go out there -- easy for us to go out and score goals. i don't think it will be. the players that i select will be anxious to play at the highest of their levels. that should be difficult for a team like san marino to live with if we reach that goal, if you like. >> european champion spain will face slovakia, coming off the back of a disastrous world cup. they have become well in the euro campaign, slashing macedonia 5-1 in an opening qualifier. >> translation: we will face a hard game, an intense came, a difficult game. they have fast players, who do what they do well. and sure they impose a number of
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problems. >> nine qualifiers in total on thursday. sweden without their record goal scorer and captain. in a home clash. ib ram imo vich is suffering from a heel problem. >> at the moment i'm injured, i'm on may way back doing recovery for the moment, it feels good, better than yesterday. >> the head of the football european club association issued a warning to f.i.f.a. there could be consequences if the day for change for the 2022 world cup in qatar. clubs will expect compensation, he believes, if it clashes with the domestic season. lee wellings reports. >> this year's world cup in brazil may have featured players, but three-quarters play football in europe.
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a statistic giving this man, carl hines rummenig g e an payment of power, particularly when it comes to a date change that could result in a clash with domestic leagues in his continent. >> if we have a change from summer to november or january, it will affect our business, our calendar. that can't dictate - the bill can't be dictated by the clubs, we are not ready to pay a bill, and that has to be cleared by f.i.f.a., and those wishing to change the date. they need the goodwill of the clubs. ru. umminige doesn't feel it should be taken from qatar. bogota says they'll have cooling technology in place to allow a summer world cup. four years on, the issue of when it will be played is unresolved.
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a woipt olympics is -- window olympics -- winter olympics is scheduled for 2022. a chairman for milan suggests the olympics may have to move to accommodate the world cup. >> if you move a huge event from world cup from its natural window to winter, don't tell me it's not possible to find a solution to move a little bit the winter olympics to avoid a clash. now that the winter olympics are under the bidding process. >> this gesture would not be welcome by the international olympic committee, and the summer-winter "22 issue raised at the leaders in sport event. it's not the main issue that f.i.f.a. is facing. the f.i.f.a. ethic committee must finish reading a report and decide whether action should be taken. f.i.f.a. won't want a clash with
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european clubs to escalate. defending stanley cup champions, the los angeles kings started the new season with a loss. the kings showed off the championship trophy before their lose. it was the second stanley cup in three years. making it three and four - they'll have to improve on this performance - beaten 4-0 by the sharks. off to the eastern conference pt the montreal canadians beat the maple leafs in one of the oldest rivalry in o.h.l. or n.h.l. history. a goal going in 40 seconds left, giving the canadians a 4-3 win. minnesota vikings adrian peterson appeared in court to answer domestic violence charges. he's accused of disciplining his
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4-year-old son with a tree branch. the 2012 mvp could be sentenced to two years in prison. roger goodell, the commissioner, admitted handling the ray rice situation not in a good way. >> i was open about where we failed and i've been open with you and publicly about where we make speaks, what we have done to correct them, making sure they don't happen again. there was a very open dialogue about that from my perspective. >> defending n.b.a. champions, spurs lost an opening gay. >> a 16-point lead was carved out. germans clawed back. mclain scored on the buzzer
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giving the home side a 94-93 win. they play next on saturday. >> we are not playing easy and didn't share the ball the way we usually do. of course, again, we practice 10 times, so we are trying to get there still. but bottom line is that they put us in trouble, and they played a great game. >> more sport on the website, check out details on how to get in touch with the team using social media and twitter. that is all the sport now. more later. >> thank you indeed. now, the late writer doris lessing was the oldest person to accept a prize for literature, at the age of 88. her legacy lives on where she donates 3,000 books to her
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personal collection to a public library. al jazeera spoke to a librarian who believes her donation will give a boost to the community. >> i have been in to librarianship for the past 10 years. to me, being in the library, it's a people's area. it's all-encompassing, from the toddler to the old citizens. anyone can come in to look for information that is here. zimbabwe has a good culture, and they can reflect on the 98% literacy rate with the economic situation. that has been prevailing for the past years. libraries have not been in a position to really stock their collection. that is sort of driven away patrons from the library. public institutions like the university library, it doesn't receive any grant.
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receiving donations from well-wishers goes a long way. we have been promised the lessing collection, and the library receiving that collection will actually bring publicity to the library. many people would be interested in having access to those books. there is no way we can turn away from reading because it is true reading that the world is having. that knownel prize for literature about to be announce. phillip roth and aruke is a favourite. we'll let you know who has won in a couple of minutes. that's it for the newshour. thank you for being with us. the top stories straight ahead
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