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♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello and welcome to the news hour, i'm in doha with your top stories on al jazeera. [gunfire] confronting isil, the u.s. to hold discussions on the progress of air strikes. and amnesty international accuse shia of war crimes in iraq. more barricades removed at hong kong and what protesters are going to return. the changing face of boly wood
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and how french movies are trying to grab a slice of the mumbai film festival. ♪ well, turkish war planes head kurdistan workers and this is the first significant operation against the pkk since the launch of a peace process two years ago. while the pkk is a kurdish military organization that fought an almost 30-year battle against the turkish government it wants autonomy in turkey but 2030 they went to the kurdistan region of northern iraq. the iraqi government meanwhile accused of allowing war crimes to happen in the fight against islamic state in iraq and lavant and amnesty international say
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groups with government backing are using guise of fighting terrorism to make revenge attack on sunni and sierra armed groups have carried out what it calls execution style killings and families paying 10s of thousands in ran some and once the money is handed over many hostages are still killed and the crimes are fueling a dangerous cycle with sierra fighters exempt from punishment. my rack cherokees escaping the fighting against isil but still don't feel safe because there is no unification among the forces supposed to protect them and we report now from kurkook and many soon news are feeling trapped by the conflict. >> reporter: relied on government handouts to survive a long time but in four months he has not received any and displaced by the fighting in iraq and doesn't have much hope
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because she feels the state has collapsed. his family escaped in the province when it was a battleground between iraqi airforce and fighters belonging to the islamic state of iraq and lavont and a few weeks ago isil pushed out only to be replaced by sierra malitia men. >> what is the government doing? they need a solution. where should we go? our house is destroyed and now there are malitias there. >> reporter: people who live there found refuge further north in the city of kurkook but do not feel safe and they are looked upon with suspicion and some accused of cooperating with isil and at the same time say they are targets of sierra armed groups. >> translator: malitia men would not allow us to return to our village's and looting and burning our homes and we are scared to go back. >> reporter: iraqi government doesn't call these fighters malitia men instead it considers
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them volume tires on isil or part of the sierra dominated iraqi army and government officials insist the so called volunteers will continue to support the army and police until they are ready to secure areas on their own. but for many sunnis, their presence is tearing their country apart and explained the government should allow the 700 policemen from his town to return to work now that isil has left. >> translator: the people are the victims of all these groups. e want a force that can protect us and ask the government to send an official force. >> reporter: in a country with a history of sectarian conflicts, iraqis are increas g increasingly losing confidence in each other, security is what they all want but for now there is no one authority that is seen to be representative of all of iraq's factions, one that can hold this country together, i'm with al jazeera, kurkook.
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military leaders meanwhile from the u.s. led coalition are meeting later on tuesday will discuss how to defeat isil defense chiefs from the country are due in washington as patty reports. >> reporter: the obama administration's entire strategy in iraq is depending on iraqi soldiers fighting and winning the war against islamic state in iraq and lavont but as fighters continue to march across iraq obama is facing questions and helicopters called in to stop isil from taking the baghdad airport. >> 20-25 kilometers. >> of baghdad. >> sure and had they over run the iraqi unit it was a straight shot to the airport and we won't allow that to happen because we need the airport. >> reporter: they spent 7 years training the iraqi military tangential said they need better leadership and training to do
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the job. >> the air strikes are helping and helping slow down the advance. it's buying us time so we can continue and begin to train iraqi security forces in order to do the things we think they should be capable of doing. >> reporter: but some outside analysts say that might not be enough. >> i don't know how these things happen without some kind of american advisory role because the mission that is ahead of them is going to be difficult and the basic health and coherence of the forces are questionable at this stage. >> reporter: obama administration ruled out sending combat troops to iraq and the president is criticized by those closest to him, former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton and former secretary of state hillary clinton and two past defense chiefs say obama hasn't done enough to stop isil and the administration says the president's plan will take time and they are betting they have enough time to accomplish their
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mission before isil accomplishes theirs. patty with al jazeera, washington. let's discuss this and cross over to london and we are joined with the director of iraq foundation of development and democracy and thanks for being with us and the military meeting taking place on wednesday in washington to discuss how to defeat isil do you sense there is going to be a change in the coalition's strategy? >> well, if i understand your question correctly, i find that the coalition is giving the illusion of a strategy but failing to put teeth into it. they all say air strike is not enough, we need ground or foot on the ground. but the other question is defeating isil to whose benefit? if the turks see defeating isil will be benefit of assad or the
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kurds they will not partake and iranan and defeat of isil will return american to iraq and reenforce, they will not be happy about that. and the iranian say do not accept forces from the turk or anybody else and doesn't mean they themselves exclude themselves because there is actually iranian experts or advisors or the name of advisors in iraq. according to what is left to us is the isil knows what they want, they are gaining ground, they are trying to get hold of the sunni areas and they claim to be representative of the sunni and in addition to all this there are those in the arab world and others, though they don't like isil but still isil
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represent the work of them and all this makes iraq a battleground for other forces and they would not accept iraq as a player for peace. >> it sounds like what you're saying is that the u.s. as well as those involved in the coalition simply do not have the same goals nor the same agenda when it comes to this operation with isil. >> exactly. if you ask the american or what is the end game, what is it? they will ask you if we defeat even the sunni or others, okay, if you fight isil whose benefit is that? will we revert back to the old days like what happened to them? so these questions are hotly debated in iraq. and at the same time actually what is happening is they are cementing the vision, division of iraq and the fighting we are seeing each party try to put the
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demarcation of the new state of kurdistan or shiastan and in sense iraq is going down hill. >> so when you look at exactly what is happening on the ground in iraq, i mean there is a lot of focus on kobane and what is happening on the syria/turkey border but in iraq they made gains with anbar providence and is it the next goal and target for isil? >> baghdad, not all baghdad. isil they proceed very well and do not want direct confrontation with shia. they want to draw the line where the sunni are there. so they aim, i see that part of baghdad will be their objective especially near the side of baghdad and actually what we are seeing in baghdad is another one. >> will the coalition actually
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allow that to happen, regardless of what you say, will the coalition allow that to happen even though you say there are different agendas and goals? it will be a failure on the coalition's part if they allow isil to come close to there. >> that's why even within that american administration you hear different voices. the military are aware and general dempsey made it clear we need foot on the ground and american have base in kuwait and they have there a few thousand american soldiers ready to be introduced to the iraqi. the leadership ask for americans to come and help. but baghdad and the shia leadership cannot do this because the iranian has their own interest in iraq in the region and so how do we have concern of the differences this is a challenge. this is an original package and grand package which will include the iranian the gulf and arab
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states and turk and then with americans we can put a sentiment for all this, failing to do this each party will have its own interest the way they see fit and the one who pay the price are iraqis. >> thank you very much from joining us from london. hong kong police moved in for a second day to tear down sites that locked down traffic for weeks and crossing to hong kong and we will speak to sarah to give us first of all the updates on the current situation, sarah. >> and currently there are a few hundred people below me rallying with public speakers addresses the various protesters and it's 6:00 p.m. here and people are leaving workplaces and going home so they are rallying those people to support the democracy demonstration here and this is the main site and now about two streets away which is where the barricades were moved today that
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is our free-flowing traffic and the trams resumed and traffic flowing through there all day and having said that this area of the demonstration part has down sized and this is the key or central rally point and there has been no violent confrontations today and the barricades were removed and the students are still refusing to retreat here. >> do the police continue to remove the barricades at the main site tomorrow as well, sarah? >> the police have indicated they will continue to remove those barricades. they said in the press conference the plan of attack will continue in the evening and tomorrow. they have not said what time but if it's like today they come in before the traffic starts and before business starts. this morning it started around dawn and that was in the main area on the causeway bay and queens which is in the central business district and indicated the barricade removal tomorrow
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will also include a different demonstration site, a different feel there, it's a people moment rather thawrat rather than here and they are resisting the barricades being removed. >> what about the legislative council meeting meant to take place tomorrow in hong kong, what do we expect from that? >> it is planned for tomorrow and it was postponed last week due to the occupy central movement in the site and they will meet on the building on the right hand side and it's a routine meeting with routine agenda with issues of transport and all the rest. what is interesting is who will appear and if he does it will be the first time he appeared in public since his return in bonjo in the last few days and what is interesting is to see how the demonstrators here and the students react to that
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legislative happening right next door to where the main demonstration site is and whether or not he will address the protest, the ongoing protest and if they can negotiate some way of removing themselves from the stalemate which is now in its third week. >> sarah thank you so much, sarah clark reporting from hong kong. north korea is saying the leader kim jong-un has appearance and says he was a victim of a serious illness or a coup and kim was shown with a walking stick visiting a housing development and no indication of how resent the pictures were. you are with the al jazeera news hour and coming up, the latest on the situation in yemen where they have taken a city on the red sea. living in what was once a grand hotel, mozambeak wants the elections to give them hope and coming up, in sport, could a cricket legend could inspire his new football team a victory in
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england. ♪ but first the u.n. medic infected with the ebola virus died in germany. the patient had been in a special isolation unit on sunday, the 56-year-old contracted ebola in liberia where they are treating patients and we report on calls for a health worker strike. >> reporter: although some nurses were sent to be defying the strike call proper healthcare is beyond the reach of many in the country worst hit by ebola liberia. government facilities are overwhelmed and private care is unaffordable. >> translator: no doctors there. the whole place was closed so we brought her back to the benson clinic. when we got there they would not let us in and said we have to pay the money. i said how much money should we pay? and they said $450. i said i beg you, we don't have
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that money. >> reporter: healthcare workers are on the front line of the worst ever ebola outbreak, almost 100 died in liberia alone after treating infected patients and salaries are $250 and demanding danger pay to go back to work. that is not the only economic factor in what the u.n. has described as the most severe emergency in modern times, in parts of west africa it's planting season and with many farmers stricken there are concerns about food supply. and the world health organization has warned of the cost of global panic. >> staff at w.h.o. are very well aware that fear of infection has spread around the world much faster than the virus. as the latest status from the world's bank show 90% of the economic costs of any outbreak
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come from the irrational and disorganized efforts of the public to avoid infection. >> reporter: that fear has found its way to europe and the united states. despite working in significantly better conditions here too healthcare workers are at risk, a nurse infected in spain is said to be in stable condition while a female care worker in texas has become the first case of ebola transmission on u.s. soil. authorities confirm she was involved in the treatment of a liberian ebola patient in dallas and blaming a breach of safety. i'm with al jazeera. rebels taken over parts of a port city on yemen red sea and in control of police checkpoints. let's cross over to london and speak to mohamed, he is the former add advisor to the last three yemen prime ministers and
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thanks for being with us and we understand that youtsthies are there and how much leverage does this give them? >> if they manage to catch him then it's quite an important asset for them because this is the main sea port for the former north yemen and we thought it would be to pressure the ruling circles there to get another report not of the data which is called meeting but if they actually manage to control the data then that is quite a big turn of events as we see it now. and this is not only the sea port, it's the capitol of one of the six intended to be reasons of yemen, the region of tahama
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but the supplies manage to hold up because the sea port is more than 95% of sunnis and the yodizis are haiti. >> have they established a parallel army as well as parallel authority seeing how much gains they have made in the country? >> well, we have mentioned more than once i think the strategy and plan all the time has been to sort of participate in confrontation or a crisis and then negotiate over it and get some, you know, from the other has to give concessions and they are aiming for further concessions if they are aiming
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at the data because yesterday with the advent of the, you know, naming of the new prime minister, it was thought that this is a rather positive, you know, positive step towards the implementation of the what the hoothies have signed and this is gained from the new crisis they are creating or precipitating as you have mentioned. >> do you agree with the party who has come out and said that this -- they are questioning the preside president's bouijloud because of all the gains that the hoothies have made? >> because of the sort of lagger
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head situation which they had a coalition between them and the other parties who are governing in the past three years. >> is this a question of legitimacy? >> well, the legitimacy has been on the, you know, the center of questioning from -- for the past three, four months but it's not only hadi's role, it's israel, the international, you know, players and the regional players. and we are expecting the u.n. security council to come with a strong wording at least naming some of the people who are aiming at derailing the whole political, you know, solution in yemen but unfortunately that has not materialized and looks like somebody is encouraging them and perhaps they are forcing you know hadi's arm and twisting his arm.
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it's now an important, you know, round about, if the hoothies capture him than hadi is on the way to be toppled if he allows that to materialize. >> finally, just one final question, let's look at what is happening later today in yemen and we understand they are holding a mass rally in aiden and seems to be backed by all political parties including the isla party saying they support the right of self determination of this so what does this mean for yemen? >> i think the developments in the south have got to be looked vis visit -- vis-a-vis and put on the sideline and if the hoothies and zedis controlling the north it's the hoothies in the south and might eventually succeed and
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what happened there today and people are memorizing the today is the 51st anniversary of the 14th october revolution which from which during which the south had managed to gain its independence from the british and now people arel aiming and saying we are aiming for our second independence now from the northerners who have been ruling the south and have not only ruled the south, unfortunately they managed to cause a lot of, you know, grumble in the south. >> former yemen ambassador and former to the last ambassadors and thank you for joining us from london. mosambeak and accusing the
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government and economic decay in the resort town of bara as tonya page has been finding out. >> reporter: a sweeping staircase charred and grimy after neglect and it once cast glistening light in the lobby and this dries in its place and this is where the elite checked into the grand hotel. civil war drove them away but amid the decay there is plenty of life holding on for all it's worth and it's people at the other extreme of society who call this home. >> translator: no one wants to be here. we all have different reasons. i don't have a job. i make a bit of money doing other women's hair. normally government should help us. >> reporter: the party has been in power since the end of the civil war this 1975 and she moved to beta in the province in
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1991 as the hotel was starting to crumble and this is a stronghold of the opposition parties that accuse of focusing economic development in the south to the detriment to the rest of the country but she says she is lucky to have somewhere to sleep. some families have been here since the civil war, others are new arrivals but all of the rooms in the hotel are full so newcomers have to sleep down here in the lobby where they use clothing and black ets and sheets of metal to section off parts to try to get some privacy. and nine years is running for president, davis' body guards rush him to the stage and leads the opposition mdm. >> they make sure they grow faster and we can meet and do the better part of this but at the end of the day we are all
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mozambeaks. >> reporter: full of sad stories and residents want survival and want a chance to build better lives for themselves, hopes that now rest on wednesday's election. tonya page, al jazeera, beta. let's go over to richard and get an update on the floods we see in portugal, richard. >> nasty weather condition and telling me bad weather they had across the basin and this is the area of low pressure which moved in across the country but it's not just portugal. we had from various areas of low pressure some very serious weather infecting italy and switzerland and 70-80 millimeters across much of the area and this is water that is nice and quite nasty conditions there and it's portugal with bad weather and across here is the scene on city center on monday and torrential rain coming down
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and subways flooded. the situation here is looking better in the short term and the cloud and rain is moving across spain but the reason the frontal system moves to the west and that is going to be heading its way as we get to wednesday, there is very heavy rain that will effect more central parts of portugal during the course of the day and you see the circulation to the west for much of the uk it's looking unsettled with heavy rain and the frontal system effecting parts of scandanavia and heavy rain across the balkins. >> on the al jazeera news hour. >> eyes to the right 274, nos to the left. >> reporter: nonbinding vote in the british parliament calls on people to recognize a palestinian state. >> translator: i know muslim as
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he will change his religion then he would not be the same man i fell in love with. >> reporter: they are deciding whether inter faith marriages should remain illegal. and european giant and the netherlands and stun in the european championship qualifier and we will have all the details in sports. ♪
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♪ on the al jazeera news hour, the turkish military attacked kurdistan workers or pkk on southern border with iraq and
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it's against the group since the launch two years ago. [gunfi [gunfire] malitia are meeting in washington to discuss how to defeat isil and they may have ambar providence in western iraq. and have the port city here and reports the rebels have also taken over part of damad city. more on the turkish military strike on pkk position and let's cross to bernard smith who is on the border to tell us what they are saying about the air strikes and why they occurred, bernard. >> reporter: turkish military confirm they carried out these air strikes and they say it was because the pkk was attacking a turkish military post along the border with iraq, so it took out
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this place or it took out where the fighting or the fire was coming from, the turkish military said the fire or attack was coming from the turkish side. what happened is that last week the acting leader of the pkk was another strike coming behind me. what happened is the leader of the pkk said essentially the peace process with turkey is over. he said it's over because the turkish military built up the presence of iraq and syria and the turkish government has taken a heavy hand using old style tactics against the kurd where more than 31 people were killed last week. because of that he says the pkk, he has moved pkk fighters back into turkey and it would appear they might have been responsible for this attack on the turkish border post. >> seeing as we can hear exactly what is going on in kobane behind you with the air strikes update us on the situation going
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on there. >> reporter: we think we see one of the busiest mornings recently in terms of the air strikes that appear to be going in, so a lot more help coming from the u.s. and its coalition partners in that regard. we are also hearing from syrian kurds that they to the west of kobane pushed isil out three kilometers and retaken a village that i sil had taken at an earlier stage so kurdish fighters pushing back towards the east, elsewhere in kobane we understand that things are pretty much as they have been over the last three days, these hit-and-run attacks both sides maintaining similar positions to those they had over the last few days. >> and reporting from the turkey/syria border. locked in battle with isil for the town of kobane that he was talking about for nearly a month, 200,000 civilians are said to flood the town and
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surrounding village's and stephanie decker reports and not all those who crossed into turkey are being given refuge. >> reporter: they fled to seek safety in turkey but now they find themselves detained by the authorities here. outside relatives have been waiting for days. >> translator: the turkish police arrested my husband in the border and put him in a bag and dropped him here, it has been 11 days and waiting for him with my children. i lost everything and no money to feed them and sleeping in a park just waiting for him to come out. >> reporter: the police chief tells us 260 people are being detained and the reason he is giving us is that this group of people is believes to have links to the wpg which is a syrian arm of pkk which they deem as a terrorist organization. follow agree 30-year insurgency pkk or workers party and turkey agreed on a peace process. but the battle for kobane is threatening to derail that.
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this ypg shows them battling isil and detained of being part of the group. we managed to speak to one of the detained in the complex by phone. >> the turkish are fighting isis and why do they accuse us of joining ypg, ypg supposed to fight isis and there is no specific church where the detained civilians shall we say why didn't you evacuate kobane. >> reporter: those held are civilians who left kobane after y pchl g told them they should leave because it was no longer safe and she is waiting for her teenage daughter. >> translator: i don't understand and turkey fights with isil's hands and my daughter is a child, where is the human tin. >> reporter: many detained are
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on hunger strike and it's pressure to what they say is justice and humiliation and forced to leave their homes because of isil advances and accused of being part of the group that is trying to protect their people. i'm with al jazeera. the british parliament voted to ask the government to recognize palestine as a state, the vote on monday is nonbinding and will not effect uk policy but it could hold symbolic value and they called the move premature and from london we have more. >> reporter: a show of support for palestine outside the parliament. >> ayes to the right 275. >> reporter: politicians representing the major parties sent the message adjust and the result is not binding but says it can push forward negotiations between israel and the palestinians. >> i believe that the facts of
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the israelis in temporate reaction for the house passing this resolution is proof that this resolution will make a difference. the only thing the israeli government in my view under the present demeanor of netanyahu and understands is pressure. >> reporter: in the next few weeks abbas is hoping to get the security council to vote on a resolution setting a deadline for the end of the occupation of palestinian territory. [gunfire] more than 2000 palestinians mostly civilians were killed in israel's resent war in gaza, the high death toll together with direct negotiation and approval of new settlement building pushed some western governments to question the status quo and earlier this month sweden said it would formally recognize palestine making it the first major european country to do so. the decision has major review
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from israel and not clear whether this vote will have any lasting negative consequences for britain but what it might do is encourage other european states at least to consider recognizing palestine. but the british government recognition can only come about through negotiations with israel if and when they resume. >> recognizing a state should it happen when the territory in question has the basic requirements of the state and through no fault of the palestinians that is not true at the moment and does seem to me the resolution before us is premature. >> reporter: the british prime minister david cameron made it clear this vote won't change his foreign policy but it might change perceptions of the rights of palestinians in future peace talks, i'm in london. let's find out if there is more israeli reaction on that vote in the uk and speak from jerusalem to see if they come
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out and said anything different or other than what they said previously which is that move was premature. >> reporter: no, they have not and remaining tight-lipped when it comes to public comment on this issue by israeli officials and it's a decision they actually made on monday when they told some journalists they were not going to comments on the uk motion and what we do know is what we heard from a foreign ministry official here in jerusalem who said that as you said the move is premature and the motion gives palestinians the impression they don't have to negotiate a peace agreement with the israelis and this makes a conflict resolution between israelis and palestinians more difficult like he said, apart from that all we saw as well is a statement that came out of london from the israeli embassy there that also said that the decision would under mine the negotiations and that any international
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recognition of the palestinian state should only be a result of successful direct negotiations between the israelis and palestinians. so that has been the israeli position. we also know and we're hearing that officials don't really want to comment about this a lot because the uk is a strategic ally to israel and as well the decision and the motion isn't binding. it does not reflect a change in the uk's foreign policy towards israel and as well as israel is not interested we are hearing in escalating or creating tensions with the british labor party. >> all right, thank you, and reporting from jerusalem. meanwhile the u.n. secretary-general banki moon is in gaza for the start of that and let's cross to gaza and talk about banki moon visit and looks like you are standing in the school and tell us what is going on there. >> reporter: that's right,
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mr. ban was here a short while ago where he met with staff who are running the school and of course the people who live in these u.n. shelters, around 100,000 people lost their homes during israel's seven week bombardment and a number live in facilities like this operated by the united nations and meeting with the people we understand that mr. ban referenced what happened during that war which is the fact that a number of these schools were targeted in israeli shell ings and disproportionately civilians lost in attacks and a number of women and children and of course it's really just one of those issues here that is very close to the united nations and indeed unra and why mr. ban came to meet with the people. >> what else is he going to be doing there and it's quite significant who he will be meeting with as well? >> reporter: that's right. in fact, before he came here he had a meeting with members of
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the unity government which is now in control of the gaza strip and this itself was incredibly significant. in 2007 when hamas seized control of gaza, gaza was in the political wilderness and particularly western countries would not deal with hamas who was in control and the u.s. deeming it a terrorist organization. hamas is no longer formally in control of the gaza strip. it's now this unity government which is supported by both hamas and the katar party in the west bank and the reason this is very significant is because as we have been saying gaza is out from the cold politically and we have a senior figure like banki moon coming here, meeting with the political leadership and the timing of it of course is very significant, not least because we are now coming off the back of a very long conflict which so many people lost their lives and so many people lost their homes and now the reconstruction really needs to begin. if you only look at what happened on sunday with the
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international community coming together to raise $5.4 billion for the reconstruction and the aid of the gaza strip, mr. ban's visit just ties into the fact the gaza strip now has international support politically. >> thank you, reporting from gaza. bolivia president down played speculation he will continue with this and took 60% of the vote and popular for delivering economic and political stability but largely done through the nationalzation of the oil and gas industry. and morales is on track for the longest president but ruled out running again for the next election which is in six years time and told al jazeera he won't cling to power. >> translator: for now not at all, i want to respond to the confidence placed in me by the people that support and that vote which is theirs too. for now my responsibility is to continue serving the people for
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the five years of my term. a mandate that is so nobel and born out of so much confidence cannot be in vain because i once said i thought that people in elected office should not stay beyond the age of 60, why do i say that? i first won the election when i was more than 40 and then 50 and then there is still strength to work. but with an advanced age you cannot serve well. it requires will and strength to work. and i feel that i have strength now so for now my wish is to finish my mandate, well served for the bolivian people. >> reporter: protesters tried to storm a local government in the southern state and angry about the disappearance of 43 students. demonstrators set fire to a security post inside the government compounds. prisoners in brazil holding at least 12 guards hostage after over pouring them with knives and clubs and this is in the south. the inmates say they want better conditions. the prison director appealed for the guard's release and prisons
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are severely over crowded and has violence uprisings. in indonesia more than love to be husband and wife, both parties need to be from the same religion and that is because the country bans interfaith marriages and we report and that law is now being challenged at the constitutional court. >> reporter: he is a muslim, she is catholic, two faiths represented around the family dinner table is a rare site in indonesia and four years ago you could not do that and she got married even though interfaith marriages are against the law and the most convert go abroad to get married. although priests and monks have the power under the law to marry interfaith couples they rarely do. >> translator: he is a muslim and if he changes the religion he is not the same man i fell in love with. >> reporter: a group of law
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students and graduates challenging the 1974 marriage law at a constitutional court, arguing it's against freedom of religion and limits people's rights to marry. love conquers all doesn't apply to many here and they have come to the law first if they love a person with a different religion and students want it to be reviewed and a violation of a person's basic rights. >> translator: according to our constitution we are free to follow our religion but if we look at the religion law we have to follow the rules of religion so this is a contradiction with our constitution. >> reporter: but religious leaders representing six different faith in indonesia don't want the laws to be changed. >> love should follow the religion because if i love you then i will get married and you will get married and you are living in different religion with me, we cannot solve the
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problem together, it's very difficult and when we die we are not joined together. >> reporter: but they don't agree. the christian woman and muslim man fought six years to have their marriage legalized and it has strengthened their relationship and brought a big change to their families. >> translator: in my christian family there is not much interaction with muslims and nobody got married to one and with our marriage we have proven brotherhood between different faiths is possible and talk about plurism. >> reporter: it's up to the constitutional court to decide if they are free to follow their hearts or whether no one is above the law. not even couples in love. i'm with al jazeera. still to come on the al jazeera news hour, the changing face of bolly wood and how french movies are trying to grab
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a slice of the mumbai film festival and fifa calls for his report to be published. details coming up, ♪
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♪ movie fans in india's commercial capitol is relieved, the 16 mumbai festival is underway despite major sponsors pulling out, thanks to crowd funding the festivals has been saved as we report. ♪ bolly wood stars, critics and
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film buffs put out help for donations and needed to help the festival falling through in its 16th year and this is one of thousands of people who answered the crowd funding call and describes the festival as a pilgramage. >> i didn't think twice and people who make the festival and passionate about films and should support it to make it happen and not one single corporate entity. >> reporter: supporters of the mumbai film festival say it's important because it brings local and global industries together just like other film festivals abroad. >> the mumbai film festival has a small budget and for 15 years they have done a fine job, they have gotten in great films and really pushed the envelope in terms of what we get to see. >> reporter: and what they get to see is having an affect on fans and film makers alike and
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hard to ignore the influence it has especially in mumbai but instead of trying organizers of the film festival want to help them evolve by seeing it embrace international cinema and doing that by helping to remake french films into bolly wood movies and the old reputation of copying old movies without permission. at his production house the noted director is in preproduction on the remake of a french film. he says the festival's help will allow the industry to let go of other films, something that is being welcomed by indian audiences. >> educated by other people and have a history of geography around the world and they come with a certain kind of hunger and don't want to watch a typical bolly wood films. >> reporter: last year it show
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cased several indian films with a high turn out and that shows that audiences here are ready for bolly wood to take a step in a new direction, i'm in mumbai. it's time for all the sports news. thank you so much. we start with football and it wasn't good for netherlands in efforts to qualify for 2016 european championships. the dutch beaten 2-0 by ice land on monday and mid fielder scoring both goals in the game as they beat netherlands for the first time in history and the dutch is third and six points behind ice land and czech republic. >> we knew what to expect but ice land did well and credits to them and we were a bit too sloppy at times when we had the ball. >> reporter: there were nine
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qualifiers in total taking place on monday and drawing 1-1 with belgium and bosnia without a win in the games and helping out whales and wins for croatia on the top of group h. world champions germany find themselves in a rare position of looking to regroup after a defeat. germany lost 2-0 to poland in - 0-2016 match and republic of island later on tuesday. >> translator: i think the self confidence in the team is very high. we are the world champions although we lost some recents games and world champions doesn't mean you are unbeatable but we are all in top form again and want to show the world again we are almost unbeatable. >> reporter: world cup runners of argentina will take on hong kong in a few hours time and
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building toward next year's copa america in chile and not quite the draw you expect and half of the 40,000 tickets available having been sold. cricket legend used to being on the losing side but he did taste defeat as he watched the new futbul team and he is coowner of the blasters and playing their first ever game in the competition against northeast united and england keeper david james one of the big signings lost the game but they hoped the team can win over a new generation of fans. >> so many guys stepped forward to say how can we help you and that is the kind of response that is what we want. everyone was following our progress. we need to take this sport to a different level in india and everyone else join hands to make sure that, you know, the right
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is provided for the youngsters. >> reporter: independence investigator michael garcia called on fifa to publish the bid report and the american lawyer says they should follow the international olympic committee example and use transparency to restore reputation and garcia investigated corruption in the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 world cups. and president doesn't want the report to go public but garcia governing body is at stake. >> the natural next step in the development of an effective process of fifa is greater transparency and that in turn would help foster culture of compliance internally and promote more confidence in the system by the public from commercial partners to the millions of fans who follow and who love the game. >> reporter: new n bchlnba sea begins in two weeks and thunder preparing to play without kevin durant and he will be out for an
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undetermined length of time with a fracture in his right foot. oklahoma's coach says they will still need to find a way to win games. >> never good timing when somebody is hurt, no one is feeling sorry for us. i can honestly say i did not receive any text messages from coaches around the league hoping to postpone the season and not waiting for us. so it is good that it is training camp and a couple of weeks that we still have to try to, you know, see how we can improve this thing day by day. >> reporter: first ever japanese man to win olympic figure skating metal announced retirement from the sport and he made history by claiming a bronze metal at the 2010 vancouver olympics and the first japanese man to win a world championship again in 2010. >> translator: i don't think this means i lost all my chances and i believe i could once again
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come back. but i do want to retire once to refresh myself and decide whether i want to go and compete again or go down a completely different path or road that involves skating. >> reporter: nhl led the team ducks to 5-1 victory over the buffalo sabers and 21-year-old scored the first goal midway through the second period and again three minutes in the last to make it 4-0 to the ducks. and then theyed that a penalty for the complete victory. the colorado avalanche collected their first win of the season it's less than a second remaining on the clock to beat the boston bruins 2-1. and that's all your sport for now and thank you very much for the time being and that sit for the al jazeera news hour and for viewers in the united states it's back to your regular program on al jazeera america for the rest of our international viewers in jordan there with you in a moment and
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