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two passenger trains derail in central india kill being 27 people. woo you are watching al jazeera. coming up in the program pro government forces in yemin say they -- yemen say they have recaptured three rebel. what we know will affect the lives of our children and grandchildren in israel, america, everywhere. >> israel's prime minister urges
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to block the deal as president obama makes the case for it. a footballing break through in the middle east as a west bank team is allowed into gaza in more than a decade. >> at least 27 have died in india after two trains derailed while crossing a bridge. it happened 160-kilometers from the city. what is the latest you are getting from the scene? >> more rescue teams have been arriving by the hour. information is slow to come out from the scene itself. now, what we do know is several rail cars are still flooded at this time. whether they still have people inside and if they do what their
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situation is, is still unclear. the state's chief minister and junior home minister in charge have been tweeting updates on twitter. they are not sure on the exact number of people who have been injured or killed. they will learn more as more rescue team arrive. all hospitals in the area have been put on stand by for emergency cases. and the prime minister has been giving condolences and the railway minister is expected to address parliment and give an update. >> it's very early days at this point, but any discussion on what may have caused this crash? >> railway officials suspect the heavy rains may have been the main cause. this is the monsoon season in india. the region has been hit hard by
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heavy rains. they say the tracks were well maintained. many trains went in that same spot and nothing happened. they believe that two weeks worth of rain damaged or washed away part of the tracks that led to the derailment. local officials say a local dam burst around the same time and water from that could have added to the derailment. the government says they will do the investigation once rescue efforts are over. meantime, they have starded announcing -- started announcing compensation for the victims. >> reporting on the two train derailments in central india. in yemen pro government forces are making games. it comes a day after they re-captured the country's largest air base.
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it could mark a significant turning point this this four-month long war. they could push north. the forces remain in control of the capital and areas to the north. although forces have made gains there is a bigger fight ahead. >> what we see happen the last few days is that the fighters pushing up and have been consolidating would appear to have control of the air base they have taken over last few days. in the face of the onslaught and
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large amounts of equipment. it does cement plan is for to push to the northwest. but to say this is the end of the fight suggest premature given the base for the houthi, the basis of their power is the northwest, the northern high lands are and the loyals of the former president who have been fighting along side are based. we are seeing thant i-houthi doing well in at the moment. if they want to go back and take the capital a much bigger fight will come into play. the israeli prime minister has urged american. >> yous to oppose the nuclear
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deal with iran. he says it risks a cat straf war. the u.s. congress considers the agreement. >> reporter: u.s. president and bench min netanyahu are battling for the backing of american jews. netanyahu appealed to them directly in a web cast, arguing the iran deal was dangerous. >> the deal does make it harder for iran to produce one or two nuclear weapons in the short term but does so at a terrible price. the deal makes it far easier for iran to build dozen even hundreds of nuclear weapons in a little over a decade. >> reporter: some jewish-american groups are among the most voakal opponents. have been targeting members of congress who have until immediate-september to approve the deal with ads and rallies
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like this one in new york's times square. they called out charles schumee who has yet to say how he will vote. members of congress have been under intense pressure by opponents to the deal and left many democratic lawmakers torn. but not all jewish americans are against the deal. in fact, some polls suggest the majority favor. it outside the non-polit qual jewish community center of new york where families come to swim and take classes. >> i don't think it is a good idea to give them not all that money. considering with the terrorists came from? i am not familiar with the entire situation. >> reporter: there were plenty of supporters. >> it's better than nothing yeah. >> give me something better. show us something better. i don't like it. it's 10 years.
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it's better than nothing. >> reporter: the left leaning jay street lobbying group is scaling up its own campaign in favor of the deal. president obama has been meeting groups at the white sox. >> this is a strong deal. it's a historic opportunity. i think diplomacy is almost always better than war. i think deal brings irk ran under a international framework of monitoring capabilities joocial while republicans almost universeally oppose, the democrats are watching the lobbying and the polls before saying highway they will vote. >> the u.s. secretary of state has called on southeast asian foreign ministers to preserve peace and stability in the south china sea. he is attending the meeting. can youala lam pur.
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china has said it doesn't want the meeting to discuss disputes in the south china sea what will john kerry be saying to the foreign ministers? >> john kerry's day is a full one and started off with a meeting of the fornminister. it out that meeting the foreign mennister from china said he is encourage -- minister is encouraged and welcomes support to find a way of easing the tensions in the south china sea through negotiations. that conversation will continue behind closed doors as they speak to their strategic partners. as far as john ker seconcerned he is having those conversations
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with a number of countries as we speak and say there will be no significant comment from him or his delegation until thursday eastbounding but allows john ker toe gauge how members feel about the current controversys in the south china sea. and gauging their opinion about the fielded transpacific partnerships. they want to get that signed and sealed before that begins. a lot of behind the scenes talking to be done. he will meet the malassian prime minister later in the day. a day of deliberations and conversations behind behind closed captioninged doors and a photo opportunity after that. >> thank you.
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>> the widow of the former south korea president is making a rare visit to north korea. she is on a humanitarian mission but she while in power her late husband pushed for closer ties and won the noble peace prize. we'll take a quick break. coming up: >> as japan plans to mark 70 years since the hiroshima bombing where we hear from people in a tough legal battle to be seen as victims of the first nuclear attack. as teachers in puerto rico prepare for a new school year, many may be out of a job. find out why.
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>> hello again. you are watching al jazeera. 27 have died in india after two trains derailed within minutes of each other while crossing a bridge. >> ant i-houthi forces say they have taken three provinces. >> the u.s. secretary of state called on southeast asian foreign ministers to keep the peace and stability of the south
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china sea. >> rebels in syria have reportedly killed at least 20 government soldiers. this suberb of damasks holds the regime. >> reporter: going on the offensive fighters target the position of forces on the outskirts of damascus. the they attack a building and show an al jazeera crew the identification cards of soldiers they say they have over powered. the city has been a constant battle ground since the syrian war began in the spring of 2011. it changed hands several times but rebels are eager to control the territory because of its proximity proximity to one for the biggest
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military command centers. >> i think it shows the rebels continued ability to hit into dimask us even into the core and upset the regime's base of power. >> reporter: from response to the attack, the regem military dropped barrel bombs. but they face immense pressure. once around 300,000 strong it has halved in size because of deaths and defections. the president acknowledged this lack of manpower but insists he will win the civil war that has already killed twothird,000,000,000. turkey has tightened security along its border with iraq as it continues air strikes against kurdish fighters. the turkish government believe
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the pkk was behind an explosion that killed two soldiers a guard a guard. >> a court in south africa has thrown out the corruption case against the opposition party leader. he and business associates were accused of lying to receive a government contract. he his dismissed the allegations as politically motivated. >> they do not have a case against me. they want postponement of the postponement so i become a citizen in south africa with a permanent dark cloud over my head. a new warning about the it global migrant crisis.
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2015 is on track to be one of the deadliest years for migrants crossing the mediterranean sea from north africa to europe. many hoping to make it to the united kingdom did it from france through the euro tunnel. migrants are still willing to risk their lives. sharls stratford met with some of those whose attempts have been unsuccessful. >> reporter: you see more and more injured in the camps these days. men, women and children who left months if not years ago. most say they are determineed to take a final left threatening risk to cut through or climb overbarbed wire fences and cling to the side of a train to what they dream of as a better life. most like this group of men won't speak on camera. one of them says he injured his
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leg to run and leap on a train and describes what his life was like in darfur. he knows the risks he takes every night here in france. >> some people die. some of them broke their legs. sometimes you fall on the ground. >> reporter: it's difficult to know how many are trying to cross every night or even make it to the other side, medics say they are treating an increasing number of people for hand and leg injuries every day. we weren't allowed to film patients being treated. doctors are treating around 40 a day for injuries they get trying to break through the fence. >> every night they try. it's true it's difficult. their health is not the first
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the priority. the priority is to cross. >> reporter: the police have bolstered security around the tunnel entrance in the last few days. fences on bridges have been put up to stop people jumping on the tracks. there are police men on guard and sometimes helicopters above. >> the tunnel site is 650 heck tears with a fence. the migrants know it's difficult for police and security to patrol it. that's why they focus on the tunnel and that's why the site has become such a flash point. >> reporter: a place where men and women like these return to every night. >> croatia has commemorated 20 years since its war of independence from the former yugoslavia.
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in august 1995 the army recaptured territory taken by serbian fighters four years serbia, a more somber commemoration. commemoration. 10,000 people died in the war. japan is preparing to mark 70 years since the southern city of hiroshima was destroyed in the first nuclear attack. many surviving victims have received compensation. as we hear, others are yet to be recognized. >> reporter: the hills are fertile farm land,. locals put it down in part to the purity of the water. this downpour is called a blessing from heaven.
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70 years ago he said they were cursed with rain from a man made hell. >> it was glistening like oil. >> reporter: when the u.s. air force dropped atomic bomb, radioactive debris was swept into the air mixed with atmospheric moisture and fell as so-called black rain. the village lies outside the officially accepted black rain zone. he and others have launched legal action to have their experiences and often their medical conditions recognized as stemming from the hiroshima attack. >> with every effort i hope we can make the truth be recognized. that is my wish. >> reporter: there are more than 180,000 survivors of the attacks still living. this year their average age rose above 80. it happened 600-meters in the air 150-meters south of the
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iconic dome. to prove a link between that moment and present day illness that could entitle you to aid you have to prove as an adalt shield or unborn baby you were within the 2-meters of the zone within two weeks of it happening or living within a government swrezignated fallout zone. the professor has studied the long legal battles. >> within two kilometer it is spread more wider area. depend on the age and sex and will be different. >> reporter: this man was 4-kilometers to the blast. for last 20 years he has battled ill health including two bouts of cancer. the government recognized his cancers but not a heart problem.
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>> i can't silently watch my friends from elementary school die one after another. i have to carry their feelings inside me and fight on in court. >> reporter: the land has long been cleansed of the radioactive poison that fell on it. for many who survived the horrors, it remains a battle ground. police in mexico city have released security camera video showing three men outside the apartment of a murdered photojournalist. it shows the three men leaving the man's building. death he said he felt threatened by the government of eastern vera cruise state and fled to mexico city for fear of his life. puerto rico defaulted on its debt. itos more than -- owes more than
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72 billion and some suggested raising taxes closing schools and firing teaches to balance expenses. >> reporter: at the elementary school just outside the capital san juan, staff are getting ready for pupils to start a new school year. educators in puerto rico have never faced an academic challenge like this before. thei land is in massive debt and pensions are in real danger of being wiped out. monica has real concerns about her pupil school and family security. >> i have to take care of my debts too. i have to pay house. i have to pay my bills. it will be for me a big problem. i don't know what i'm going to do really. honestly, i have no idea. >> reporter: but a report from a group of hedge funds who own much of the island's debts say the
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government is over spending on education and needs to close more schools and lay off more teachers. it's a solution that won't find many supporters here. in last year alone here, over 100 schools have closed their doors partly because so many have left for the united states. but across this island there is a sense of impending doom, an uncertainty that all the cuts and job losses people have talked about are about to bite. for puerto rico's health services a crisis is looming. more than half the population relies on federal funded medical programs facing big cuts. already over worked doctors predict things will only get worse. >> i was happy with 25-30 patients a day. we are up to 75 patients a day. i'm not getting any younger. i don't know if i will be physically able to maintain such a high volume practice.
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>> reporter: he is fighting against the proposed budget cuts and say the effects of a deep economic crisis and regiewsed fund suggest being felt. >> everybody is cutting corners. the hospital is getting paid 25% less. you only have two nurses a floor. there are 40 people waiting when you get to the waiting room. there will be no more transportation support. >> reporter: almost half the population here lives in poverty. if health services and schools are hit as hard as some predict it could be about to get a lot poorer. a wild fire in the u.s. state of california continues to spread despite the efforts of thousands of firefighters to put it out. the weather is now cooler, but the fire has grown by several square miles. no more homes were damaged, two dozen have been destroyed in the lower lake area north of san francisco. more than 10,000 have been asked to evacuate their homes.
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for first time in more than a decade a football team from the occupied west bank has been aloyed to travel through israel and into gaza for a game. >> reporter: rarely can a football team have felt such a sen of achievement at just arriving at the right place for a game. for first time in 15 years aside from the occupied west bank is in gaza to play a rival team after israel gave them pernoigz travel across the territory. >> i don't want to speak about politic, but it's important for us to come and so the world the palestinians are united and together. >> i hope it's the first game for a long period. i hope they can play together, this is my dream. >> reporter: palestine have accused israel of re stricting movement of the
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players. they say they have no control over the country's security forces. early this year, palestine did drop its request for israel to be suspended from international football amid hopes of greater cooperation. while the team did arrive in gaza 24 hours later than planned for this game due to draft permit delays, that they are there at all is a sign of progress. >> we are happy and proud of this visit and it means a lot. it's the first for our west bank brrtle. it's a victory to palestinian sport and hope the next unity is a political one. >> being in gaza is an achievement. it's a great honor to play. the match should be a strong one. >> reporter: it is hoped 10,000 fans will be in the stadium for thursday's game. and then comes a further test of this new spirit of collaboration between the two football
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associations. the return leg of the palestine cup is scheduled to be played in the west bank on sunday. lots more on the website as always. al jazeera opinioncom. >> reporter: i'm ali velshi, on target, america's new asylum, how a broken mental health system puts the mentally ill in. vortex of violence. plus treatment versus punish: the story of one inmate that says time behind bars saved her life. tonight we continue our conversation on america's mentally ill, cycling through our criminal justice system. even though an estimated 9.6 million americans live with